Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non- Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020 - PIB News

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non- Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020 - PIB News

PLB 2020

Bonus Central Government Employees
Productivity Linked Bonus

Cabinet
Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non- Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020

Posted On: 21 OCT 2020 3:24PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB)for the year 2019-2020 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO, ESIC, etc. will be benefitted and the financial implication would be Rs.2,791 crore.

Non-PLB or ad-hoc Bonus is given to Non-Gazetted Central Government employees. 13.70 lakh employees would be benefited and Rs.946 crore will be the financial implication for the same.

A total of 30.67 lakh employees would be benefited by the Bonus announcement and total financial implication will be Rs 3,737 crore.

Payment of Bonus to non-gazetted employees for their performance in the preceding year is usually made before Durga Puja/ Dussehra season. The Government is announcing the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and ad hoc bonus for its non-gazetted employees to be disbursed immediately.

Also check: FAQ on LTC Cash Voucher Scheme – LTC Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

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Thursday, 15 October 2020

7CPC - Incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley - DoPT

7CPC - Incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley - DoPT

No.18016/ 3/ 2018 -Estt.(L)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 14th October, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special concessions to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/ subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 08th January, 2019 on the subject mentioned above and to state that it has been decided by the competent authority to extend the package of concessions / incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period from 01.01.2020 to 31.07.2021. The package for the period from 01.01.2020 to 31.07.202 1 is as per Annexure.

2. The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries/ Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the The concerned Ministry/ Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries/ Departments concerned.

(Rajendra Prasad Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
011-26164316

Encl. As above.

To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India. (as per mailing list)

Also check: Kashmir Valley Special Concession – Additional HRA, Messing Facilities, Incentive (as per 7th CPC) to CGE and Monthly Pension to Pensioners: DoPT Order


ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE to DOPT’s 0.M. No.18016/ 3/ 2018-Estt.(L) dated the 14th October, 2020.

DETAILS OF PACKAGE OF CONCESSIONS/ INCENTIVES TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN KASHMIR VALLEY IN ATTACHED/ SUBORDINATE COFFEES OR PSUs FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

[Kashmir Valley comprises of ten districts namely Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora]

  1. a) Extension of Special concessions/ incentives for a further period from 01.2020 to 31.07.2021 to Central Government employees working in the 10 districts of Kashmir Valley.

I. ADDITIONAL HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE AND OTHER CONCESSIONS:

(A) EMPLOYEES POSTED IN KASHMIR VALLEY:

(i) The employees shall have an option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India at Government expenses and the transport allowance for the families are proposed to be allowed as admissible in anent transfer inclusive of the Composite Transfer Grant at the rate of 80 per cent of the last month’s basic pay;

(ii) Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for employees;

(iii) Additional house rent allowance at the rate of Class ‘Y’ city (16 per cent of basic pay) for employees who leave their family at their last place of posting, except officials who have retained Government accommodation to accommodate their families and these employees shall be eligible for drawing the normal house rent allowance as well as at their place of posting if the Departmental arrangement is not made for his stay;

(B) EMPLOYEES POSTED TO KASHMIR VALLEY WHO DO NOT WISH TO MOVE THEIR FAMILIES TO A SELECTED PLACE OF

The per diem allowance of Rs. 113/ – per day is paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation from to and from office etc. in terms of the Department of Expenditure OM No. 19030/11/ 2017-E.N, dated 13.07.2017.

(C) THE PERIOD OF TEMPORARY DUTY EXTENDED TO SIX Months

For period of temporary duty, an incentive known as the Kashmir Valley Special Incentive will be paid at the following rates along with food charges (as per 7th Pay Commission norms), apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation:

Pay RangeRate Per month (on pro rata)
(i) Level 14 and aboveRs.9000
(ii) Level 12 and 13Rs.8000
(iii) Level 9 to 11Rs.7000
(iv) Level 6 to 8Rs.6000
(v) Level 5 and belowRs.4500
7th Pay Commission Special Incentive

II. MESSING FACILITIES:

  • Messing allowance is paid @ Rs.97.85/- per day.

III. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION:

The pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or Pay and Accounts Office treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, are given pensions outside the Valley, where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

NOTE :-

i. The package of concessions / incentives shall be admissible in Kashmir Valley comprising of ten Districts namely, Anantna Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

ii The Package of concessions / incentives shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual Laborers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of Para 5(i) of the Casual Laborers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India, 1993.

iii. The benefit of additional house rent allowance admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted in Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances.

The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem Allowances shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.




FinMin Order – Grant of Advance – Special festival package to Central Government Employees SOP – UTSAV Card

 Latest Central Government Employees

festival advance to Central Govt Servants

F.No. 12(2)/2020- E.IIA(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated: 13 October, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Advance – Special festival package to Govt. Servants.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s OM of even number dated 12.10.2020 on the above mentioned subject and to say that the following SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for disbursal of pre-paid UTSAV Card will be followed by all DDOs / HOOs concerned:-

Also check: FinMin Order – Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

  • On receipt of application for grant of Special Festival Package advances, each DDO will advise the number of UTSAV Cards required by them and SBI Branch details where the DDO account is maintained along with IFSC code. In case DDOs do not have an account in SBI they have to identify the nearest SBI Branch and advise the name of the Branch and the IFSC code for the purpose of receiving the Cards.
  • Each card will be of fixed denomination of Rs. 10,000/-.
  • A SPOC detail at each DDO level to be provided for better coordination. (e-mail ID and contact details of DDO and SPOC to be provided).
  • All the above details (standard indent format for UTSAV Card is attached) to be mailed to agm2debitcards.dtb/aisbi.co.in with a copy to dgmdebitcards.dtba@sbi.co.in. This information needs to be sent as early as possible.
  • Based on the above indicative list. Card Procurement orders will be placed by SBI and UTSAV Cards delivery schedules (to SBI Branches) will be advised based on the indicative requirements provided.
  • The envelope containing the individual Card & PIN will be made available at the identified Branches (where DDO’s accounts are maintained) as per schedule provided.
  • The identified Branches will intimate the respective DDO about the receipt of the card. DDO will then provide the Branch Debit Authorisation / Cheque for the number of cards required along with the Standard Procurement Format, which will be shared with DDOs.
  • The duly filled in Standard Procurement Form (both in hard copy and soft copy) needs to be provided to the Branch along with the debit authorization / Cheques from the DDOs. In case where the DDO does not maintain an account with SBI branch he has to provide a Bankers Cheque / Govt. Cheque drawn in favour of the SBI Branch identified by them earlier.
  • Branch will issue / activate the above cards (as per the indent provide by the DDO) in Bank’s system against acknowledgment from the DDOs after realization of payment.
  • The DDO will take necessary precautions in safe handling of cards and distribution to identified persons.
  • A nominal change of Rs.36 plus GST will be charged for each card and will be bore by the Ministry / Department.

2. These orders will take effect from the date of issuance of this Office Memorandum and will be in force during the current financial year i.e. 2020-21 only.

3. All the Ministries / Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all its Attached and subordinate office for their information / necessary action.

S.Naganathan
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To

All Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Source: DoE

Grant of Bonus 2020 to Central Government Employees before Durga Puja - Confederation Writes to Finance Minister

Bonus 2020 to Central Government Employees

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

President
Ravindran B. Nair
09969234999
Secretary General
R. N. Parashar
09718686800

Ref: Confdn/ Bonus/ 2020

Dated: 14.10.2020

To

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon‘ble Finance Minister
Government of India
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Grant of Bonus to the Central Government Employees.

Respected Madam,

Every year Bonus is declared to the Central Government Employees before Durga Puja. Now Durga Puja celebrations will start from 17 October 2020 and Dussehra will be celebrated on 25th October 2020, but the bonus has not been declared yet.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause orders for payment of Bonus to Central Government Employees before Durga Puja so that they may celebrate the Festival happily.

Also check: Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB), for the year 2019-2020 to the Railwaymen Payment – 78 days wages AIRF

Hoping for an early and positive action.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Bonus 2020 to Central Government Employees

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker w.e.f 1st October 2020 - Central Government Employees News

Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker w.e.f 1st October 2020 - Central Government Employees News

Latest Central Government Employees News

No.1/ 20(5) / 2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated:12/10/2020

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No. S.0.190(E) dated 19th January, 20 17 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 30.06.2020 reaching 329.16 from 324 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 5.16 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2020.

RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN “Employment of Sweeping and Cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993″.

AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (IN RS.)
A116
B97
C77
Rates of VDA

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2020 shall be as under :-

RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A. PER DAY

AREABasic WagesV.D.A.Total
(Rs.)(Rs.)(Rs.)
A523+116=639
B437+97=534
C350+77=427
Revised rates of VDA

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

Also check: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2020

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part­-I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

 (D.P.S.Negi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

As per list attached.

Revised rates of VDA Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker

Source: https://clc.gov.in/

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