Friday, 16 November 2018

Implementation of Govt. Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance

Implementation of Govt. Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance

No.A-27018/ 01/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block No. IV, Room No. 409
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated 16th November, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of Govt. Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt's O.M. of even no. dt. 07.03.2018 requesting the Ministries/Departments to provide the details  regarding number of employees eligible for Risk Allowance and estimated annual expenditure in the prescribed performa thereon.

2. Despite reminders dt. 17.04.2018 and 29.10.2018, till date only 15 Ministries/Departments have responded. All Ministries/Departments who have still not furnished the information are requested to furnish the same in the attached proforma latest by 30.11.2018 failing which it will be presumed that the remaining Ministries/Departments have no information to furnish and that they have no employees in receipt of Risk Allowance. A copy of the reply may also sent on email: sandeep.saxena©nic.in.

End: As above
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Source: DoPT

7th CPC Concordance tables: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners for the ranks of Commissioned officer


Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners for the ranks of Commissioned officer: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance tables
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad
Circular No. 32
Date: 09.11.2018
To,
1. O/o the PCDA(O)
Golibar Maidan
Pune-411001
2. The PCDA( Navy)
No. 1 Cooperage Road,
Mumbai -400039
3. The Jt. CDA (AF)
Subroto Park
Delhi Cantt. 110010
4. Naval Pension Office
Sion Trombay Road
Mankhurd Mumbai-400088
5. Naval Pay Office
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai-400023
6. Air Force Central Accounts Office
Subroto Park
Delhi Cantt. 110010

Subject:- Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners for the ranks of Commissioned officer: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance tables-regarding.

Reference:-(i) This office letter No.G-1/M/01/ICOs/7th CPC/Vol-II dated 29.09.2017 addressed to PCDA(O) Pune.
(ii) This office letter No. G-1/M/01/ICOs/7th CPC/Vol-III dated 30.11.2017 addressed to Naval Pension office and Air Force Central Accounts office amongst other
(iii) GoI, MoD letter No. 17(1)/2017(02)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 17.10.2018.

1. Please refer to this office letters cited above issued for revision of pension/ family pension in respect of pre-01.01.2016 retired/discharged/invalided out/died Armed Forces officers. Consequent upon issuance of the concordance table vide GoI, MoD letter No. 17(1)/2017(02)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 17.10.2018, revision of pension under notional pay fixation method is to be carried out by the PSAs concerned by issuing Corr. PPO.

2. These concordance tables have been prepared to facilitate fixation of notional pay of Pre‐2016 pensioners/ family pensioners by the PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO, 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, 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.

3. 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 05/09/2017.

4. To enable PSAs to implement the MOD letter dated 05.09.2017 para-18 of the ibid letter clearly specifies that it shall be the responsibility of the PCDA(O) Pune/AFCAO New Delhi/ NPO Mumbai in case of Commissioned Officers of Army / Air Force / Navy to initiate cases for revision of pension/ family pension of Pre-01-01-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016 in accordance with these orders for issue of revised Pension Payment Order (PPO) for every pensioner / family pensioner. The Pension Sanctioning Authority would impress upon the PCDA(O) Pune / AFCAO New Delhi/ NPO, Mumbai for fixation of pay on notional basis based on extant orders and will issue revised Pension Payment Order at the earliest.

5. Suo-moto Revision:
This office has carried out an analysis to assess number of cases of Pre-16 pensioners where revision is involved. As per Sanction Database, an estimated 52,000 cases of Commissioned Officers requires revision of pension/family pension. To carry out revision through normal conventional method of calling for LPC-CUM‐Data Sheet with vetting of Pay details by Pay Accounting Office concerned would be time consuming. Therefore, it has been proposed to carry out suo-moto revision subject to the approval of Ministry of Defence, wherever feasible based on PDA details and Pay details (and other info like Rank and QS) wherever available in master data base and based on notional Pay fixation as per Concordance table for 7th CPC issued vide GOI. MOD letter dated 17/10/2018.

6. Initiation for remaining cases where suo moto is not feasible
In remaining cases where Pay Details (and other related fields like Rank and QS) and current PDA details are not available with this office, in such cases this office will not be able to revise the pension and issue the revised PPO on suo‐moto basis. In these cases, claims / inputs will be required from concerned Record keeping and Pay Accounting office viz. PCDA(O) Pune/ NPO, Mumbai / AFCAO New Delhi in case of commissioned officers of Army / Navy /Air Force respectively to authenticate the pensioner details. Similarly, in case of Post-96 retired Majors and equivalent granted Pay of Lt. Col. and equivalent notional pay in concordance table has not been provided. In such type of cases the notional pay will be fixed by concerned Pay accounts office. Therefore, to carryout effective, paperless and speedy revision, an Utility software has been developed by PCDA(P) office to be hosted on CGDA WAN to make available all the data of Pre-2016 Commissioned Officers pensioners/family pensioners for access, modification, initiation (if not found available in database of PCDA(P) on search) and for fixation of 7th CPC pay details by respective Pay Accounting Office in line with MOD letter dated 05/09/2017 (Para 18). Due care has been taken to account for all the cases of live pensioners. However still if any case is missing, the same may be initiated through this utility by PAO and forwarded online through utility.

In case of revision of Pre-01.01.2016 Family Pension /Disability cases or fresh initiation, copy of concerned PPO may also to be uploaded by PAO concerned for ready reference while submitting the revision claim through utility provided

7. Paperless Revision and issue of e-PPO
As the Data can be accessed, initiated, approved and completed through the utility software provided by this office on WAN and controlled through allotted login / password, which is menu based and user friendly. Collection of data will be realized through an interface accessible through CGDA WAN and completed data will be processed by PCDA(P) Allahabad and e‐PPOs will be generated in cases received. The working methodology of utility software and the User Manual is attached for guidance.

8. Issue and Transmission of e-PPO
The revised corrigendum PPO will be issued by PSAs in e-PPO mode with new 12 digit PPO No. and 4 digit suffix code alongwith old PPO number. The e-PPO consisting of .pdf and .xml files will be digitally signed and will be transmitted directly to the PDAs through SFTP connectivity as is already being done for new pensioners (no confirmation from PCDA(O)/AFCAO, New Delhi/NPO Mumbai is required by PDA). E-PPOs will also be uploaded on CGDA WAN for PCDA(O)/ AFCAO, New Delhi /NPO Mumbai to download a copy for record purpose as well as for providing a copy to the pensioner/family pensioner concerned. Any irregularity if noticed may be pointed out to this office for further necessary action.

9. Allotment of login ID and password to Administrator PAO:
To access the utility programme, PAO will be issued login ID and password. Accordingly every PAO has to nominate one Officer of their office as ADMIN (Administrator) to whom login credentials i.e. password will be provided by PCDA(P). The ADMIN of PAO may further allot login user id and password to the required number of users to act as Initiator and Approver in their office at their end through 'User Management' of utility software on WAN. For this purpose a Proforma for allotment of login ID and password to the Admin of PAO concerned is enclosed as per Annexure-A which may be filled and submitted to this office under the signature of PAO In charge concerned on the e‐mail address pcdapedp.dad@nic.in of this office as well as invariably through the hard copy duly signed by OI/C of the PAO concerned to Shri Himanshu Tripathi, IDAS Group Officer, EDP Centre, PCDA(P) Allahabad‐211014 for further necessary action within a month of issue of this letter / Circular.

10. Allotment of login ID and password to other users of PAO (other than administrator)
The Administrator of PAO will further allot login user ID and password to the required number of users as Initiator and Approver of their office at their end through 'User Management' of utility software on WAN. Facility has been provided in the utility software that all user can change their password after allotment or as and when they requires.

Encl: As above

No. No. G-1/M/01/ICOs/7th CPC/ Vol.-III
Dated: 09.11.2018
(Himanshu Tripathi)
ACDA (P)

ECHS: Extension of validity of Temporary Slip to Six months


ECHS: Extension of validity of Temporary Slip to Six months

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MOD (Army), Maude Lines,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010
B/49711-IT/AG/ECHS
05 Nov 2018
IHQ of MOD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ West Comd (A / ECHS)
HQ Central Comd (A/ ECHS)
Northern Comd (A / ECHS)
South West Comd (A/ ECHS)
All Area Headquarters
All Regional Centres

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF TEMPORARY SLIP TO SIX MONTHS

1. All Ex-Servicemen applying for new 64 Kb Cards fall in any one of the following category
(a) Future Retiree.
(b) Temp Slip Holder.
(c) 01 Jan 1996-31 Mar 2003 Pensioners.
(d) Pre 01 Jan 1996 Pensioners.
(e) Death case while in Service.
(f) Loss of 32 Kb 85 64 Kb Cards.
(g) Post Apr 2003 Retiree not a member yet.
(h) 16/32 Kb Card Holders.
2. All the above categories except 16/32 Kb Card holders are required to download online generated temporary slip. This Temporary Slip is required to be taken to the nearest polyclinic for activation alongwith all related service documents for ECHS membership. The Temporary Slip was earlier valid for three months and subsequently extended on monthly basis.

3. Now the competent authority has approved the following
(a) All system generated Temporary Slips will be abinitio valid for Six Months.
(b) The Temporary Slip can be further extended by three months at a time by Parent Polyclinics in case the ECHS beneficiary does not receive the Card.
(c) The ECHS beneficiary to collect his Card from Station Headquarters within 30 Days from receipt of OTP. These slips will be handed over to the Station HQ at the time of collection of Card.
4. All Regional Centres will forward copy of this document to all Station HQs & Polyclinics in their AOR.
(Rakesh Kakar)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS
Source: echs.gov.in

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees: WCD


Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees: WCD

CRE-23/1/2018 - Creche- Part(2)
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 2nd November, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: National Minimum Guidelines for setting up and running creches under Maternity 8enefit Act, 2017 - Forwarding of

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above & to say that the Ministry of Labour & Employment has notified the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 mandating that "every establishment having fifty or more employees shall have the facility of creche within such distance as may be prescribed, either separately or along with common facilities",

2. In this regard, to enable and facilitate the employer for establishing and managing the creche facility, the Ministry of Women & Child Development has formulated the National Minimum Guidelines for Setting Up and Running Creches under Maternity Benefit Act 2017 (copy enclosed).

3. It is requested to circulate the said guidelines to each and every employer/ institution covered under the Maternity Benefit Act thereby empowering them with the requisite know how to set up model cn3Ghe facilities with adequate provisions. A copy of the said guidelines can also be downloaded from the Ministry's website - www.wcd.nic.in.

Source: www.wcd.nic.in

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees: WCD


National Minimum Guidelines for setting up and running creches under Maternity Benefit Act, 2017

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees: WCD

The government will give employers the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month, the Women and Child Development ministry announced on Thursday.

The announcement, which covers the government as well as the private sector, comes in the wake of complaints that many companies were reluctant hire pregnant women after maternity leave was extended from 12 to 26 weeks and some were even firing women employees.

WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said it has been decided to utilise the funds lying in the labour welfare cess to pay the employers.

"The utilisation of the labour welfare cess lying with the state governments has been very less. After talks with the Labour Ministry it has been decided that the seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for all women employees in the private and government sector getting more than Rs 15,000 a month would be paid from that fund," Srivastava told reporters here.

The labour welfare cess has been given to state governments to ensure the welfare of workers.

Maternity leave was extended from 12 weeks to 26 weeks last year.

According to Srivastava, there were complaints from women that they were getting fired from their jobs due to the increased duration of maternity leave.

“The government has now decided that out of the 14 extra weeks, half of the amount of salary paid to the pregnant woman would be refunded to the employer from the funds of the labour welfare cess,” he said.

Till March 2017, there was Rs 32,632 crore in the fund. Of this, just Rs 7,500 crore has been utilised, he said.

"We would be refunding the salary of seven weeks to the employer so women do not face problems upon returning to work," he said.

"The labour minister has agreed to the proposal and we are now carrying it forward. There will soon be a notification from the Labour Ministry with further details," he added.

Source: wcd.nic.in

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