Saturday, 20 October 2018

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC Concordance tables-regarding Dated 17.10.2018

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC Concordance tables-regarding Dated 17.10.2018

No. 17(1)/2017 (02)/D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,

New Delhi, dated: 17th October, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners in Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance tables - regarding.

Sir,
The undersigned Is directed to convey that instructions were Issued for revision of pension/family pension with effect from 1.1.2016 in respect of Armed Force pensioners/ family pensioners who retired/ died prior to 1.1.2016 vide this Ministry's letter No. 17(01)/2017(02)/ D(Pension/Policy) dated 5.9.2017. As per the same, revision of pension for pre-2016 Armed Force pensioners/ family pensioners under first formulation, was to be done by notionally fixing their pay in the pay
matrix recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. The notional pay fixation In 7th CPC pay matrix has to be arrived by fixing pay under each Intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. The revised rates of Military Service Pay, Non Practising Allowance, where applicable, and 'X' Group pay & Classification Allowance for JCO/ORs, If applicable, notified in terms of 7th CPC orders, shall also be added to the amount of pay notionally arrived at under the 7th CPC pay matrix and shall be termed as notional reckonable emolument as on 1.1.2016 for determining the revised pension/family pension in terms of para 5 of this Ministry's letter dated 5.9.2017.

2. Based on past Instructions on fixation of pay in various pay commissions, concordance tables for fixation of notional pay for Armed Force personnel who retired/died in various ranks during the 4th, 5th and 6th Pay Commission periods (including 3rd Pay Commission for Sailors only) have been prepared and the same are enclosed herewith. In the case of commissioned officers who retired/ died in harness before 1.1.1986, these concordance tables may be used based on their notional pay as on 1.1.1986, which was fixed in accordance with this Ministry's letter No 1(3)/98fD(Pen/Policy) dated 27.5.1998. Concordance tables for JCO/ORs who discharged/ died in service prior to 1,1.1986 (prior to 1.1.1973 for Sailors), are under preparation and shall be Issued separately.

3. These concordance tables have been prepared to facilitate fixation of notional pay of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners by the concerned Record Offices and attached Pay Account Offices In case of JCO/ORs of the three Services and PCDA(O) Pune/ Naval Pay Office. Mumbai/ AFCAO New Delhi in case of commissioned officers of Army / Navy / Air Force respectively. Due care has been taken to prepare these concordance tables based on the fitment tables for fixation of pay from 3rd to 4th (only for Sailors), 4th to 5th, 5th to 6th and 6th to 7th Pay Commission. in case of any inconsistency in the concordance tables vis-a-vis the relevant rules / instructions, the notional pay and pension / family pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners may be fixed in accordance with the rules / instructions applicable for fixation of pay in the intervening Pay Commission periods.

4. The pension / family pension of pre-2016 Armed Forces pensioners / family pensioners may be revised using the appropriate concordance table in accordance with the Instructions contained in this Ministry's above quoted letter dated 5.9.2017.

5. This issues with concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their UO No. Part.file 1 to 30(0l)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 27.09.2018.

6. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

OROP to the Defence Force Personnel Corrigendum table dated 17.10.2018


OROP to the Defence Force Personnel Corrigendum table dated 17.10.2018

No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)/Pt.II
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, 17th October, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: One Rank One Pension to the Defence Force Personnel.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)-Part-II dated 03.02.2016, appending 101 pension tables indicating rates of pension/family pension under OROP scheme notified vide this Ministry's letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Po1)-Part-II dated 07.11.2015.

2. As per Para-3 of GoI, MoD letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated 11.2015, OROP tables had been prepared on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retired in 2013 in the same rank and with same length of service. However, in preparing the tables of EC/SSC officer (other than medical officers) data of pension of Cdr, (Lt. Col. in Army) was inadvertently taken as pension of Lt. Cdr. (Major in Army). This has affected tables No. 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 63, 64, 74, 83 and 92. The modified tables are enclosed herewith. Pension of the affected pensioners may be revised according to amended tables. However, if pension revised in these cases according to amended tables w.e.f, 1.7.2014 is less than the pension as on 30.06.2014, the same will not be revised to the disadvantage to the pensioner.

3. Further, in table No. 7, the pension rate of Hony.Nb.Subedar with qualifying service of 13 years has not been protected with reference to the lower rank viz. Havildar of same qualifying service i.e. 13 years. As such following amendment may be carried out in table No. 7 :
Rank  - Hony. Nb. Sub.
Group - X
Qualifying Service - 13 Years
For - 8078
Read - 8136
4. Any arrears/recovery of over payment pension would have to be adjusted by the concerned PDAs as per the extant rules/procedure.

5. All the terms and conditions which are not affected by this order shall remain unchanged.

6. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. PC.I. to 10(11)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 14.08.2018.

7. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: desw.gov.in

Problems faced by GDS BPMS while operating the RICT machines

Problems faced by GDS BPMS while operating the RICT machines
AIGDSU


Letter No. GDS/CHQ/84/5/2018 

Dated:17.10.2018
To,

Shri A.N Nanda jee,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi - 1

Sir,

Sub: Problems faced by GDS BPMS while operating the RICT machines-Reg

The department of posts introduced RICT and DARPAN in Branch post offices. The GDS BPMs have to perform all kinds of transactions on RICT machine including B.O. Daily Account. Implementation of RICT must be after complete success of the scheme. Lots of problems are being faced by the staff, mainly because of network issues. At least in future all precautions should be taken before implementation of the said schemes. The GDS BPMs are facing following Problems.
(i) Proper signals are not available during working hours. Due to network problem they are waiting for hours to open the device.
(ii) The device went back to login for every two minutes.
After completion of one transaction, the GDS BPM has to login to continue the work. Due to this type of arrangement, GDS has to spend more time to complete the B.O. task.

You are requested to take appropriate steps to reduce the difficulties mentioned above.

This union also suggests that it is better to provide computers and printers to Branch offices in place of hand devices to work efficiently without interruption.

With regards
Yours Faithfully

(S.S.Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary

GDS-AIGDSU

Friday, 19 October 2018

BOMBAY High Court Judgment dated 15-10-2018 on MACPs

BOMBAY High Court Judgment dated 15-10-2018 on MACPs

ORDER
(a) The impugned judgment and order dated 16th April, 2013 made by the CAT is hereby set aside.

(b) The petitioner is held entitled to receive the benefit of MACP with effect from 1st January, 2006 together with all consequential benefits.

(c) The respondents are directed to work out the benefits of MACP with effect from 1st January, 2006 together with consequential benefits and to pay the same to the petitioner as expeditiously as possible and in any case within a period of three months from today.

(d) If, such benefits/consequential benefits are not paid to the petitioner within three months from today, then the respondents will liable to pay interest thereon @ 6% p.a. from the date such payments became due and payable, till the date of actual payment.

(e) Rule is made absolute in the aforesaid terms. There shall however be no order as to costs.
( M. S. SONAK, J. )
( A. S. OKA, J. )
Source: Confederation

Government to allow data service initially under in-flight connectivity


Government to allow data service initially under in-flight connectivity

The telecom department is considering to allow only data services initially in flights and water vessels within Indian territorial boundaries, an official source said.

Under the proposed in-flight connectivity guidelines, both voice and data services would be provided to passengers on flights and maritime transport within the national boundaries.

"DoT will initially seek application for data services under IFC (in-flight connectivity) guidelines. There are some issues around gateway for voice so that will not start immediately," a Department of Telecom official told PTI.

In-flight connectivity service is available in most of the developed markets.

While mobile phone use will still be restricted during takeoff and landing, the Telecom Commission has approved lifting the ban on the use of mobile phones and internet services at cruising altitudes.

Globally, many airlines are offering wi-fi for passengers, but they have to switch off the facility when they enter Indian airspace.

AirAsia, Air France, British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among 30 airlines that are already allowing mobile phone use on aircraft but not in Indian airspace.

The DoT is likely to approach the Law Ministry next week for the review of these guidelines before notifying them.

PTI

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