Sunday, 12 September 2021

7th CPC HRA 2021 to CPSE Employees Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan as ‘Y’ class city

Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan as ‘Y’ class city for House Rent Allowance to CPSE Employees

7th CPC HRA 2021 to CPSE Employees

HRA

 

F.No.2(46)/2012-DPE(WC) -GL-VII/2021
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 25th August, 2021

Office Memorandum

Subject: Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DPE’s OM of even number dated 07.01.2013 and 07.09.2015 regarding classification of cities/town for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to CPSE employees following 2007 IDA pay scales.

2. Department of Expenditure (DOE) vide OM NO 2/4/2018-E.II(B} dated 25.02.2020 has conveyed that Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation shail stand classified as ‘Y’ class city/town for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to the central Government employees posted there.

3. It has been decided that the reclassification of Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation as contained in the DoE OM 2/4/2018-E.II(B) dated 25.02.2020 would also be applicable to the employees of CPSEs following 2017/2007 IDA pay scales and following CDA pay scales in line with VI & VII Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations with effect from 01.03.2020.

4, Further, it has also been decided that the orders on classification/re-classification of cities/towns categoriesd as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ issued by the Department of Expenditure for the employees of Central Government would mutatis-mutandis be also applicable to the employees of CPSEs following 2017/2007 IDA pay scales and following CDA pay scales in line with VI & VII Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations.

5. All Administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring the foregoings to the notice of the CPSE under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.

(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

 

Encl: As Above

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DA to Central Govt Employees from July 2021 - FinMin Order

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Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.07.2021 - FinMin Order - DoE
DA to Central Govt Employees from July 2021
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No. 1/1/2020.E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th July 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.07.2021.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2020-E-II (B) dated 23.04.2020 vide which instalments of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees due from 01.01.2020, 01.07,2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 17% to 28% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2021. The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01,2021. The rate of Dearness Allowance for the period from 01,01.2020 till 30,06.2021 shall remain at 17%.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148(5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.


(Annie George Mathew)
Additional Secretary to the Government of India

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 6th CPC DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st July 2021

6th CPC DA - 164% to 189% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021.

Central Government employees DA as per 6th Pay Commission from July 2021 - 6th CPC DA hike DOE Order

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No. 1/3(1)/2008 -E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13 August, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01.07.2021

The undersigned is. directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 1/3(1}/ 2008-E.1{B) dated 25 October 2019 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. 01.07.2019 in respect of employees of Central Government. and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission and to this Department’s OM No. 1/1/2020- E.I(B) dated 23.04.2020 vide which instalments of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen.

  1. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 164% to 189% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021. The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 04.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, The rate of Deamess Allowance for the period from 07.04.2020 till 30.08.2024 shall remain at 164%.
  2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(3)/2008-E.|I(B) dated 29 August, 2008-shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders. .
  3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Director

To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).

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5th CPC DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st July 2021

5th CPC DA 312% to 356% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021.

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No. 1/3(2)/2008-E.1I(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13 August, 2021.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission from 01.07.2021

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 1/3(2)/2008-EII(B) dated 25 October, 2019 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. 01.07.2019 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5 Central Pay Commission and to this Department’s OM No. 1/1/2020-E.I(B) dated 23.04.2020 vide which instalments of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, were frozen.

  1. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 312% to 356% of the Basic Pay with effect from 01.07.2021. The increase subsumes the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01,01.2021. The rate of Deamess Allowance for the period from 01.01.2020 till 30.06.2021 shall remain at 312%
  2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(13)/97-E.1I(B) dated 34 October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
  3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Director

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India {as per standard distribution list).

Monday, 31 May 2021

SPOUSE OF A PENSIONER WHO DIED DURING THE PANDEMIC COVID -19 PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION PAYMENT

PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION

Payment of a Provisional Family Pension to the spouse of a pensioner who died as a result of the pandemic Covid-19 BPS sends a letter to the Hon’ble Minister.


BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ
(All India Federation of Pensioners Associations)

No. BPS/SG/FP/Pensioner/2 1/5

Dated the 19th May 2021

DR. JITENDRA SINGH
HON’BLE MINISTER OF STATE
M/O PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS

Reg: PAYMENT OF PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION TO THE SPOUSE OF PENSIONER DIED DURING PANDEMIC COVID -19.

Respected Sir,

Bharat Pensioners Samaj, while appreciating the various welfare measures undertaken by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare under your leadership, seek your intervention to mitigate the suffering of spouses of pensioners who died during the Covid -19 period.

Sir, we with a heavy heart bring to your kind notice that, during this second wave, many of the Central Government pensioners have succumbed to Corona. In a bid to curb the spread of the novel Corona Virus in the country, many of the State Governments have declared lockdown for a period ranging from 15 days to a month or two. During this lockdown period, the concerned State Governments have issued guidelines to the offices and also Central Government offices, in their respective States, to function with bare minimum staff. As a result of this, spouses of pensioners, who died due to Covid or any other reasons, may not able to submit Form No. 14, duly filled and signed with all the relevant documents, in view of the lockdown declared by the Government and in the absence of functioning of government offices with full strength, there may be a delay in their submission of Family Pension Application, which, in tum, may result in a delay in getting their family pension sanctioned.

As you are aware, only Central Government employees/pensioners, who are residing in areas where CGHS Wellness Centres and CGHS empanelled Hospitals exist, can avail CGHS facilities in the empanelled hospitals . During this pandemic, other Central Government employees/pensioners are being denied admission in the CGHS empanelled hospitals when they are inflicted by Covid or for any other reasons when they desire to get admission using CGHS Card. In view of this, many Central Government employees/pensioners/family pensioners, during this pandemic, had to meet hospitalisation expenses from their own savings. Consequent to death of employees/pensioners, due to Covid or any other health reasons, their spouses or family members are not only put to financial hardship having spent huge sum towards hospitalisation expenses, but also due to the delay in getting their family pension consequent to the delay in submission of Form No. 14 (Family Pension Application) along with all the required documents. Having spent their savings towards hospitalisation, pensioners’ spouses may find difficulties in meeting their day to day expenses and medical needs, if there is delay in getting their family pension.

In this connection, we wish to bring to your kind attention that, in order to avoid any hardship to the family of the deceased Government servant, the Government has relaxed the provisions of Rule 80-A of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, – vide its OM dated 29.7.2020(copy enclosed) to the extent that if a claim for family pension in Form 14 along with death certificate and bank account details of the claimant has been received and the Head of Office is satisfied about the bonafide of the claim, he shall sanction provisional family pension immediately in the case of death of a Government servant during service and that the amount of provisional family pension shall not exceed the maximum family pension as admissible under Rule 54 of CCS Pension Rules, 1972. As the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority would have authorised for payment of family pension to his or her spouse in the PPO issued to him or her at the time of issuing Pension Payment Order to him/her, provisional family pension can be sanctioned pending receipt of Family Pension Application (Form No. 14), duly filled and signed with all the relevant documents for further processing and sanctioning of Family Pension.

Considering the hardship faced by the pensioner’s spouses, if the family pension is not sanctioned immediately, especially during this COVD 19 pandemic and also in normal course, we request your good self to consider sanctioning of provisional family pension to the spouses of pensioners, who have succumbed to Corona or due to any other diseases during this pandemic , just as has been done in the case of death of a Government servant during service in terms of Dop& PW OM dated 27.7.2020, on receipt of a request on a plain paper for sanction of provisional family pension along with Doctor’s Certificate relating to death with copies of Aadhar card/Pension Payment Order/first page of pass book, pending submission of Form No.14 along with other relevant documents.

Kindly cause to issue necessary orders, in this regard, at the earliest.

Thanking you,

With regards
Yours faithfully,

For Bharat Pensioners Samaj
S.C. MAHESHWARI
SECRETARY-GENERAL

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Will pending Dearness Allowance be paid to central government employees on July 1? Here you can find the most recent updates

Will pending Dearness Allowance be paid to central government employees on July 1? Here you can find the most recent updates

The central government employees and pensioners will now have to wait a bit longer as the meeting of the National Council of JCM, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) officials have been postponed due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

7th Pay Commission Latest News: Central government employees who are waiting for an announcement on Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief, here is a major update for you. The Central government had in March last stated that Dearness allowance (DA) of central employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for pensioners would be resumed from 1 July 2021. However, the central government employees and pensioners will now have to wait a bit longer as the meeting of the National Council of JCM, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) officials have been postponed due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

As per the latest updates, the meeting between the National Council of JCM and the officials at the DoPT and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to discuss the 7th central Pay Commission matrix issue was supposed to be held on 8 May 2021. It will now happen in the last week of May 2021.

In this pandemic time, the Central employees and pensioners are receiving only 17 percent dearness benefit, which may increase to 28 percent, resulting in a significant increase in the 7th CPC salary.

Earlier, Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance, had stated that the three instalments of dearness allowance will commence to be paid on July 1, 2021. Thakur had also claimed in a report submitted to the Upper House of Parliament about the payment of DA that the three pending DA instalments of Central Government employees will be subsumed and that the modified DA rates will take effect on July 1, 2021.

If the DA rates come into effect from July 1, nearly 50 lakh central government employees and more than 65 lakh pensioners will benefit from the decision of the Central government.

Dearness Allowance is an important component of salary which is a fixed percentage of an employee’s basic salary. Likewise, the Dearness Relief is computed with reference to basic pension or family pension of the pensioner.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Reimbursement of CEA claim for Central Government employees for the academic year 2020-2021

Reimbursement of CEA claim

CEA claim for Central Government employees: For the academic year 2020-2021, reimbursement of the Children Education Allowance (CEA) claim for Central Government employees.

Central Government employees are now eligible to apply for CEA claim for their wards for the academic year 2020-2021 from 01.04.2021. The following are the guidelines to apply for reimbursement of the 7th CPC Children education allowance for their children as per the DoPT orders.

The reimbursement of Children Education allowance / Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children. In case, if the second child birth results in twins/multiple births, the condition would not be applicable for the second birth children.

The amount of reimbursement of Children education allowance will be Rs 2250/- per month {fixed} per child. This amount is of Rs 2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt Servant. Hence, the total amount of claim will be Rs 27000/- per academic year. Provided that during any period which is treated as “dies non”, the Government servant shall not eligible for the CEA/Hostel Subsidy for the period. The claim is eligible for the child studies from Class first to Class twelfth standard plus two classes before the First standard. {i.e} either among the three classes from Preschool, LKG & UKG only two classes are eligible for reimbursement. Most of the Government employees usually make claim to Kinder Gartens classes only.

The reimbursement of Children education allowance can be made by an application with a production of Bonafide certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim is preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in that school during the previous academic year. Cash paid bills to the school institution are not mandatory for the claim. The school should be recognised by the State/Central/Any other board of the institution.

The reimbursement of Children education allowance for Divyaang Children {Disabled Children} of Government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA i.e Rs 4500/- per month {fixed}.

In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

The reimbursement of Children education allowance and Hostel subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his/her class. In other words, even if the child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children education allowance and Hostel subsidy shall not be stopped.

As per the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) this CEA will go up when the Dearness Allowance (DA) on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent. According to the DoPT norms, a central government employee is eligible for the CEA for two children only and the CEA will go up by 25 per cent automatically when the DA rises 50 per cent of the revised pay structure. However, in the case of a Divyang child, the CEA gets doubled at Rs 4,500 per month.
Apart from CEA, a central government employee is eligible for a monthly hostel subsidy of Rs 6,750 per month as well. The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel subsidy will be claimed only after the completion of the financial year. Hostel subsidy is applicable in respect of the child studying in a residential institution located atleast 50 Kilometres from the residence of the Government Servant.

 

A copy of the application of reimbursement of Children education allowance and Hostel subsidy with a bonafide certificate to be obtained from the Schools/Institution is enclosed.

Reimbursement of CEA - Certificate from the head of institution School
Reimbursement of CEA Certificate from the head of institution School
Application for Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance
Application for Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance
Bonafide Certificate from the head of institution school for claiming Hostel Subsidy
Bonafide Certificate from the head of institution school for claiming Hostel Subsidy
Child Education Allowance Tax Exemption Limit: If your employer pays you a children’s education allowance, you will be eligible for a tax exemption under the Income Tax Act. However, the maximum amount exempted is Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum for a maximum of up to 2 children. In addition, under section 80C, you can exempt the costs of your children’s education

7th CPC Pay Scale for railway teaching staff in Railway Schools

7th CPC Pay Scale for railway teaching staff

Because the 7th CPC made no specific recommendations regarding the pay scales of teaching staff in railway schools, only the replacement Pay Level in the Pay Matrix applies to Teaching Staff.

7th CPC Pay Scale for railway teaching staff in Railway Schools

No separate posts of Asstt. Headmasters/Asst Head-mistresses/Vice Principals should be created. Where considered necessary, the senior-most post-graduate teacher in scale Rs.6500 -10500 (RSRP) selection grade working in a Higher Secondary School/senior-most graduate teacher in scale Rs.5500 – 9000 (RSRP) working in a High School, should be put to work as Asstt. Headmaster/Asstt. Headmistress/ Vice-Principal by reducing his/her teaching load. (Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)62/SC-2/44 dt. 4.5.63 and, PC-V98/Ill 1/26 dt. 23.10.1988

However, in Higher Secondary Schools/Inter Colleges, with an enrolment of 1000 or more students, the senior-most Post Graduate Teachers in scales of Rs.7500-12000 (RSRP)/Rs.8000-13500 (RSRP), as the case may be designated and utilised as Vice­ Principals by reducing their teaching workload. If necessary, selected suitable Post Graduate Teachers may be shifted to locations where needed, if they are not readily available there.

(Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)83/SC2/18 dt. 28.11.88; and PC-V/98!1/ll /26 dt. 23.10.98)

As regards 6th CPC Schedules regarding the pay scale of teaching staff have been circulated by Board’s letter No. PC VI/2008/If RSRP/1 dated 22.09.2008 & 17.07.2009. The scales allotted to the teaching staff are as under:

Primary School Teachers *

Selection Grade6500-10500PB-29300- 348004800
Senior Grade5500-9000PB-29300-348004600
Basic Grade4500-7000PB-29300-348004200

Trained Graduate Teachers *

Selection Grade7500-12000PB-39300- 348005400
Senior Grade6500-10500PB-29300-348004800
Basic Grade5500-9000PB-29300-348004600

Post Graduate Teachers *

Selection Grade8000-13500PB-315600- 391006600
Senior Grade7500-12000PB-315600-391005400
Basic Grade6500-10500PB-29300-348004800

i) These categories will retain their existing classification as group C
ii) Residency period will remain unchanged.


# modified vide letter dated 17.07.2009 (RBE No. 131/09)

No specific recommendations have been made by the 7th CPC in respect of Pay Scales of Teaching Staff of Railway schools, therefore, only replacement Pay Level in the Pay Matrix is applicable to Teaching Staff.

Each case of transfer of a Railway School to the State Government should be examined on merits. Where this can be done, the Railway Administrations may agree to license the school buildings on nominal license fee and give the furniture free of cost so as to make it attractive for the State Govt. to take over the school. In any case, approval of the Railway Board may be obtained before any Railway School is handed over to the State Government.

(Railway Board 1s letter No. E(W)61/ED l/6 dated 17.3.1962)

The main objective of conducting inspections in Railway Schools is to streamline their day-to-day administration and effect necessary, improvements in educational standards. Vigorous follow-up action should be taken on Inspection Reports submitted by Inspecting Officers and whenever deficiencies have been pointed out these should be speedily rectified.

The Chief Personnel Officers should take a personal interest and ensure that necessary improvements, were called for, are affected with a view to improving the standard of Railway Schools. It should also be ensured that Railway Schools are regularly inspected by the State Govt. Inspectors and their recommendations implemented to the extent possible. In this connection, attention is also invited to the recommendations of Educational Advisers which were sent along with Board’s letter No. E(W)58/ED1/9 dated 21.9.1959.

(Railway Board‘s letter No. E(W)65/SC2/54 dated 15.2.1966)

Any changes in the pattern of classes in Railway Schools such as addition or abolition of classes, upgradation or down gradation of schools etc. should be reported to Board for information together with the reasons necessitating such changes.

(Railway Board‘s letter No. E(W)66/SC-2 /8 Pt. dated 31.10.66)

Concessions to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Communities in the matter of admission to the Railway Schools including Oak Grove School at Jharipani:

(1) It has been decided by the Railway Board that the following concessions should be allowed to the students belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities in the admission to the Railway schools:

  • (a) A distinct reservation of 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates;
  • (b) Where admissions are made with reference to percentage of marks obtained, 1 % reduction in marks may be allowed in the case of SC and ST candidates provided the lower percentage does not fall below the minimum marks required to pass the qualifying examination;
  • (c) The upper age limit for SCs/STs may be raised by three years;
  • (d) No child/ward of a member of staff belonging to SC/ST community should be refused admission in Primary classes; .
    (e) In other classes, admission should not normally be refused up to the extent of the
    quota exclusive of any who secures admission on merits.

(2) To ensure that the concessions in the matter of admission as referred to above are actually available to the SC and ST communities, the Railway administration should maintain the following data:

  • (i) No. of candidates seeking admission each year;
  • (a) No. out of these are children and wards of Railway servants separately for SC, ST and other communities;
  • (b) Outsiders, separately for SC, ST and other communities :
  • (ii) Number refused admission in the same details as in (i) above;
  • (iii) Reasons for refusal of admission in the case of SC and ST candidates;
  • (a) Where they are children and wards;
  • (b) Where they are outsiders.

(3) Reservation for physically handicapped candidates :3% of seats are reserved for Physically Handicapped children.

DoPT Order - Covid-19 Vaccination for Central Government employees

Covid-19 Vaccination for Central Government employees

Covid-19 Vaccination for Central Government employees

DoPT Order - All Central Government employees aged 45 and up are recommended to get vaccinated in order to effectively control the spread of COVID-19.

F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A. III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th April, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Preventive measures to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Vaccination for Central Government employees regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that this Department has been issuing instructions from time to time regarding the preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Government has been monitoring the situation very closely, and based on the strategy adopted for prioritizing the groups for vaccination to contain the spread of COVID-19, Currently, all persons of the age of 45 years and above can participate in the vaccination exercise.

  1. In view of the above, all Central Government employees of the age of 45 years and above are advised to get themselves vaccinated, so as to effectively contain the spread of COVID-19. They are further advised to continue to follow covid-appropriate behavior, even after vaccination, by frequent washing of hands/sanitization, wearing a mask/face cover and observing social distancing etc.

Sd/-
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Supreme Court Order in SLP regarding benefits in promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme - DoPT Order

Supreme Court Order in SLP regarding benefits in promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme - DoPT Order

MACP Supreme Court Order

MACP Supreme Court Order
 According to the current MACP rules, benefits under the MACPS cannot be given in the promotional hierarchy and must instead be granted in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pay/Pay Levels in the Pay Matrix.

F.No .22034/4/2020-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

North Block, New Delhi -110001
Dated: 05th April, 2021

Subject: Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 05.03.2020 in SLP (C) No.21803/2014 Uol Vs. M.V. Mohanan Nair & Ors. regarding benefits in the promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme - other issues arising out of Order dated 05.03.2020 - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 23.03.2020, which was issued as per Order dated 05.03.2020 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP (C) No.21803/2014, UoI Vs. M.V. Mohanan Nair & Others wherein the Hon’ble Apex Court had held that benefits under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) cannot be granted in the promotional hierarchy and that it would be in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pay/Pay Levels in the Pay Matrix as per the existing MACP guidelines.

2. The Hon’ble Apex Court, in para 53 of aforementioned Order dated 05.03.2020, further directed that some anomalies, which were brought before the Joint Committee, constituted in the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) to examine the MACPS, as indicated in paras 47 to SO of the Order dated 05.03.2020, be considered as deemed appropriate, and a decision was taken in accordance with the law.

3. Accordingly, in compliance with the directions of Hon’ble Apex Court, as indicated in paras 47 to 50 of the Order dated 05.03.2020, the issues arising out of deliberations of the Joint Committee constituted to examine the MACP Scheme, and which were not finally disposed of, have been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It is also to be noted that revised guidelines on MACPS, as per recommendations of the 7th CPC, have been issued vide DoP&T’s OM No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 22.10.2019.

4. The decisions taken on these issues, item-wise, are as follows:

Item No. 1: To provide Grade Pay of the next promotional post under the MACPS (Item No.1 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Item No. 2: Anomaly on the introduction of the MACPS – Option may be given to the employees to continue in the old ACP Scheme even after 01.09.2008 (Item No. 8 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Item No. 3: Continuation of the ACP Scheme beyond 31.08.2008 by giving an option to choose either benefit under the ACPS or the MACPS, whichever is more beneficial (Item No.3 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: The issue of grant of benefits in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pays/Pay Levels as per the MACPS guidelines has already been settled by the Hon’ble Apex Court in its Order dated 05.03.2020. Moreover, the matter of replacement of the ACPS with MACPS has also been settled by the Apex Court. As such, as clarified to the staff side vide letter dated 4.11.2013, the solution lies in cadre review to address issues relating to stagnation. Therefore, the demands of the Staff Side for grant of benefits in the promotional hierarchy or continuation of the ACPS beyond 31.08.2008 by giving the option to either choose between ACPS or MACPS, whichever is more beneficial; cannot be agreed to. Hence, action on these items is treated as closed.

Item No. 4: Revision of date of introduction of the MACPS (Date of Effect) – Date of effect of the MACPS to be made as 01.01.2006, instead of 01.09.2008 as provided in the scheme (Item No.2 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 27.07.2012).

Decision: The issue is presently sub-judice before the Hon’ble Apex Court in SLP Nos. 10811- 10813/2018 in the matter of Uol Vs. Ranjit Samuel. Hence, no decision can be taken at this stage. As and when the main and tagged cases are disposed of by the Hon’ble Apex Court, the decision would be communicated to all Ministries/ Departments.

Item No. 5: Applicability of the MACPS to Group ‘D’ employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- in PB-I (Item No.4 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: It has been clarified in DoP&T’s O.M. No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 16.11.2009 that promotions earned or upgradations granted under the ACP Scheme of August 1999, in the past to four pay scales (S-1, S-2, S-2A, and S-3), which now carry the grade pay of Rs.1800/-, shall be ignored for the purpose of the MACPS. Therefore, no further action is required. Hence, the item is treated as closed.

Item No. 6: Counting of 50% of service rendered by casual labor who attained a temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20, and 30 years of service under the MACPS (Item No.5 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: As per para 5(v) of the Appendix pertaining to the Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme, 50% of the service rendered under temporary status is to be counted only for the purpose of retirement benefits after their regularization. The temporary service rendered does not count for any other purposes. Moreover, under the ACPS also, no provision was made for counting of temporary service as 1st and 2nd financial upgradation was being granted to an employee on completion of 12/24 years of regular service. Therefore, the proposal cannot be agreed to. Thus, action on this item is treated as closed.

Item No. 7: Supervised staff placed in higher Grade Pay than that of the Supervisor – The stepping up of pay of seniors with that of juniors getting higher pay in different cadres and introduction of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 on completion of 4 years of service in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 (Item No.6 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: As per the fundamental principles of the Scheme, financial upgradation granted under the MACPS is purely personal to the employees, and has no relevance to his seniority position. It has already been provided in the Scheme itself that there shall be no additional financial upgradation to the senior employee solely on the ground that his/her junior in the grade has been granted higher pay or grade pay under the Scheme. This has been reiterated in the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, including OM No. 35034/1/97-Estt. (D) dated 04.10.2012 and No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 22.10.2019. Therefore, the proposal cannot be agreed to. Thus, action on the item is treated as closed.

Item No. 8: Option for pay fixation on grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 (Item No.7 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: In terms of para 9 of the MACPS guidelines (DoP&T’s OM dated 19.05.2009), the benefits of the ACP Scheme of August 1999 would be continued I applicable till 31.08.2008. If the Government employees, who have opted for fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure w.e.f. 01.01.2006 under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, then no arrears of pay would be granted. However, if he has opted for pay fixation from the date of financial upgradation under the ACP with reference to the pre-revised pay scale, then arrears of pay would be granted from the date of his option, i.e., the date of financial upgradation under the ACPS. Para 6 of Annexure-I to DoP&T’s OM dated 19.05.2009 already provides for this benefit. Hence, there is no requirement for the issue of any further instructions on the said issue. Thus, the item is treated as closed.

Item No. 9: Employees who got one promotion or l51 ACP prior to 01.09.2008 and have completed over two decades of service without the benefit of promotion may be granted the third up-gradation under the MACPS on 1.9.2008 (Para 12 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 27.07.2012).

Decision: As per the MACPS guidelines, there shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of I 0, 20, and 30 years of service respectively, or after 10 years of continuous service in the same Grade Pay or Pay Level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier. Thus, those employees who got either one promotion or 1st ACP before 1.1.2006 and who did not earn any promotion or 2nd ACP during 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008, are eligible for 2nd MACP on or after 1.9.2008 (i.e. due on completion of 20 Years) and 3rd MACP after 30 years of service or 10 years in the same Grade Pay/Pay Level, as the case may be if found otherwise eligible. Hence, there is no ground for the grant of the 3rd MACP straight away on 1.9.2008, without the employee earning the 2nd MACP, as per the provisions of the MACPS. Therefore, the request of the Staff Side cannot be acceded to and the item is treated as closed.

7. All Ministries/Departments are advised to dispose of all pending representations /references from Staff Associations etc. seeking revision in the instructions/guidelines on the MACPS relating to the above items and also defend the various pending Court Cases or to take immediate suitable action for appealing against such judgments which are contrary to the existing policy, as upheld by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the instant case.

(R. K.Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries /Departments of the Government of India.

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