Friday, 22 September 2017

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 - RBE 134/2017


Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 - RBE 134/2017

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(P&A)II-2017/PLB-3
RBE No.134/2017
New Delhi, dated : 20.09.2017
The General Managers/CAOs,
AU Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF /RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs. 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the 'wages' are Rs. 7000/- p.m.

2. 'Wages' for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include 'Basic pay' as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2016-17. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry's instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para l above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2016-17 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.17,9511- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director I Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.
Authority: Indianrailways.gov.in

7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC


7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC
LTC-7thCPC

No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated September 19, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A-IV dated 23.09.2008, which inter-alia provides that travel entitlements for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

2. Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government on the recommendations of Seventh CPC relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements of Central Government employees, TA Rules have undergone changes vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

3. In this regard, it is clarified that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

4. Further, the following conditions may also be noted:
i. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

ii. Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible.

iii. Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

iv. In case of journey between the places not connected by any public/Government means of transport, the Government servant shall be allowed reimbursement as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

v. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is now allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

vi. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.
5. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
S/d,
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group 'D' staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) - NFIR's PNM Item No.32/2015


Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group 'D' staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) - NFIR's PNM Item No.32/2015.

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group'D' Staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-l) - NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2015.
(ii) Implementation of VIth CPC Pay Structure - Merger of pre-revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01/01/2006 - Promotion of staff to the same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- A.C. Coach Attendant category- NFIR's PNM Item No.21/2012.
(iii) Fixation of pay under Rule 13 to those promoted to identical pay band/grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities -NFIR's PNM Item No. 01/2014.

Ref: (i) NFIR's letter No. I/2 Part III dated 09/02/2016 & 19/12/2016.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. I/2 Part IV dated 19/06/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the minutes of the NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2015 as well the references cited above.

Railway Board may kindly appreciate that the NFIR's PNM Item is pending since last more than two years due to non-issuance of instructions allowing pay fixation benefit under S13 to those promoted to the identical Grade/Pay Scale. NFIR reiterates that that the pay fixation is allowed in all such cases in terms of Ministry of Finance OM No. F-2-l/2015-E.III (A) dated,16/10/2015.

NFIR, therefore, reiterates its request to Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers etc., for granting pay fixation benefit under Rule S13 in the above situations.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.
Source: NFIR

Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA's Order


Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA's Order

No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/GBA/5366-5425
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated: 20.09.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017.

Owing to Holidays in the State of West Bengal from 27.09.2017 to 02.10.2017 due to observance of Durga Puja & Dussehra Festival, PAO's DDOs located in West Bengal are requested to take the necessary action to facilitate the payment of salary of employees on 26.09.2017 being the last working day of the month. It is also reiterated that Central Government Departments may pay their salaries on the last working day of the month in other States also as per the existing procedure laid down in Para 64 of the Central Government Account (Receipt and Payment) Rules, 1983.

All the accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of September, 2017 on 26th September, 2017 (i.e. the last working day) for the Central Government employees working in offices in West Bengal.
(Shailendra Kumar)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts (GBA)
To,
1. All Pr.CCA's/CCA's/CA's . (with independent charge) of all Ministries/Departments (Civil) of Government of India.
2. Jt.CGA (PFMS), O/o CGA, M/o Finance, New Delhi - 110001.
3. Jt. CGA (ITD), M/o Finance, New Delhi - 110001.
4. The Pr. Chief General Manager (DGBA), Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai.
5. The Chief General Manager, CAS, Reserve Bank of lndia, Nagpur.
6. Sr. Accounts Officer, ITD, O/o CGA with the request to upload this OM on CGA's website.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

5% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017


5% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017
No.1/9/2017-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 20th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministrys Office Memorandum No. 1/3/2017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay per month, with effect from 1st, July, 2017.

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 so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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