Monday, 10 August 2015

Central Government Employees fear delay in getting pay hike

Central Government Employees fear delay in getting pay hike

Central government employees are being promised bigger pay and allowances in fiscal 2016-17 as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament on February 27, “the Seventh Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17.”

The Finance Ministry and the seventh central pay commission said nothing till date about this after the above announcement was made by Jaitley in his pre-budget speech for fiscal year 2015-16.

Central government employees have expressed frustration at this, and are worried that the the seventh central pay commission’s recommendations might not be come out in time.

After getting pay panel recommendations, the finance ministry will review the recommendation and present the report to the cabinet but the car bazar and real estate markets will attempt to prevent the implementation pay panel in time because of the delayed implementation of the Pay Commission will not only employees getting more arrears but could also drive the car sales and real estate markets.

Earlier, the central government employees got arrears for more than 30 months because of the delayed implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission in October 2008; it’s resulted in robust demand for car loans and house loans. The employees paid margin amount of loans from arrears and instalments from their new hike salaries.

According to Neelkanth Mishra of Credit Suisse, nearly one-third of India’s middle class is employed by the government and as the Seventh Central Pay Commission comes through, there will be an improvement in discretionary spending.

“In Tier 3, Tier 4 towns where government employees are 50-60 per cent of the middle class, it is very likely that real estate markets will take off again,” he said.

If implantation of Seventh Pay Commission occurs in time, then car bazar and real estate markets, will have become sufferers.

So, there are miles to go before the pay panel recommendations will be implemented for Central government employees and fund allocation in the next budget and other issues like pretext of Fourteenth Finance Commission recommendations are expected to prevent implementation of pay commission in time for giving benefit to the car bazar and real estate markets at the cost of central government employees.

However, Union Railways Minister and Home Secretary have sought reforms and a better salaries and allowances for top Railways officials and paramilitary forces respectively.

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Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS Grade of CSSS for Select List Year 2014

Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS Grade of CSSS for Select List Year 2014 

DOPT OM on fixation of range of seniority (zone of consideration) for making addition to the Select List of PS Grade (Seniority Quota) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2014

No.4/15/2015-CS.II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,New Delhi-110003.
Dated: the 07th August, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS Grade of CSSS for Select List Year 2014 – reg. 

The, undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided to fix the range of, seniority(zone of consideration) for making addition to the Select List of PS Grade(Seniority Quota) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2014 as follows:-

UR All the unabsorbed and eligible PAs of previous zones and PAs from CSL No.1818 (SLY 2008) to CSL No. 2072 (Select List Year 2009) of Common Seniority List of PAs issued by this Department’s vide OM No. 4/7 /2011-CS.II(A) dated 13.07.2012 and who have completed 5 years of approved service as on 01.07.2014
For SC & ST category All unabsorbed PAs of previous zones and PAs who have completed 5 years of ‘Approved service’ as on 0l.07.2014

2. The tentative vacancies proposed to be filled up under Seniority Quota mode for SLY 2014 are as under:-
Remarks UR SC ST Total
Total Vacancies 166 130 91 387

3. All the Cadre Units of CSSS are requested to place the cases of the eligible PAs of CSSS who are covered within the ‘zone’ prescribed and who have not yet been included in the Select List of PS Grade of CSSS, before the Departmental Promotion Committee, to assess their fitness or otherwise for promotion to the PS Grade of CSSS. The recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee, along with vigilance clearance in respect of the eligible officer(s) concerned who are working in their cadres, including those who have been transferred from other cadres to their cadre, on their ad-hoc promotion to PS Grade of CSSS1 be furnished by the Cadre Units to this Department in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-1, II & III).

4. Cadre Units are also requested to furnish a list of officers, if any, figuring in the ‘zone’ who have already been promoted/debarred through earlier Select List(s), as in Annexure-I to Annexure -IV.

5. It may be ensured that data in respect of the officers are duly filled/ updated In the Web based Cadre Management. System of this Department before sending the DPC recommendation to this Department.

6. This Department vide OM No. 25/28/2014-CS.lf(A) dated 22.07.2015 have issued revised Rotational Transfer Policy in respect of CSSS officers. The revised policy stipulates the following parameters for transfer on promotion:-

(i) Ministries/Departments are categorized into category A and category B for posting/transfer (Annexure-Vll & VIII).

(ii) In Group ‘A’, certain Ministries/Departments qualify for a reduced tenure by one year (Annexure-lX.)

(iii) An officer on transfer shall ordinarily be posted from Group ‘A’ -> Group ‘B’ and Group
‘B’ -> Group ‘A’, if they have completed the prescribed tenure. However, the officers presently posted in Group ‘A’ Ministries/ Departments may opt for posting in the same Group. In that case on posting to Ministry/ Department in Group ‘A’ the tenure will be counted afresh. However, this option will not be available to officers currently posted in Group ‘B’ to remain in Group ‘B.

(iv) An officer who is to be transferred out from the current Ministry/ Department on completion of prescribed tenure may also be allowed option for posting in a Ministry/ Department where he earlier served subject to the condition that there is a gap of period which is equal to tenure prescribed for the post.

(v) Certain Ministries qualify for concession in tenure for posting by one year;

(vi) The policy provides a tenure of Eight years for PS grade in a particular Ministry/Department, including continuous tenure rendered in any other designation in the same Ministry/ Department;

(vii) On promotion, an officer at any level shall be posted out of the Ministry/Department if
he/she has served in the same Ministry/Department in any capacity for a period exceeding the prescribed tenure for the promotion post;

(viii) Officers who are due for superannuation within two years will be retained in the same Ministry/Department against an existing vacancy of the promotional post. In case of there being no vacancy of the promotional post then the officer will be transferred to another Ministry/Department;

(ix) Officers who are due for superannuation within six months will not be transferred as in
such a short period one cannot be expected to continue usefully in another Ministry/Department. Further, such a transfer may result in delay of finalizing pension papers. Such as officer will be retained in the same Ministry/Department against an available vacancy of the promotional post. In the absence of a vacancy, the post held by him/her will be upgraded on personal basis by keeping one post in another Ministry/Department vacant so as not to exceed the cadre strength. On retirement the post will be revert to its original level;

(x) The Placement Committee will decide posting of officers on the basis of vacancy, seniority, preference, past postings etc.
7. Officials are requested to submit their option in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-Vl). Cadre wise updated vacancy position will be uploaded shortly,

8. The above information be furnished to this Department in the prescribed proforma latest by 31.08.2015.

(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax .No. 24623157

Jeevan Pramaan Registration Camp for Defence Pensioners

Jeevan Pramaan Registration Camp for Defence Pensioners

In pursuance of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s launch of Jeevan Pramaan-Digital Life Certificate, an Aadhar based biometric verification system which will enable Defence Pensioners to give their annual life certificate without having to physically go to pension disbursing bank / agency, camps are being conducted nationwide in areas with high density of ex-servicemen for data capturing.

A Camp is scheduled to be conducted at ENC Command Regimental System Office (CRSO), near ENC Placement Cell, inside INCS Complex, Visakhapatnam from 10th to 21st August 2015.

All ex-servicemen and those drawing family pension are required to register themselves at the Camp with their Aadhar Card, PPO copy, Bank Pension Account numbers and Mobile numbers.

The Camp will function daily from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm daily from 10th to 21st August 2015. For any queries, personnel may contact CRSO/ HQENC at telephone number 08912812748.

Revised DA from 1st January 2015 for Kerala State Govt Employees and Pensioners

Revised DA from 1st January 2015 for Kerala State Govt Employees and Pensioners


Kerala State Government Employees and Teachers to get increase in DA of 6% from the existing DA of 80%. Similarly, Dearness Relief of Kerala State Pensioners would also get revised Dearness Relief 


Kerala Govt announced revised Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners effective from 01.01.2015

Government of Kerala has issued orders for  hike in DA to Kerala State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015.

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Kerala State Government Employees and Dearness Relief to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners – Revised rates effective from 01/01/2015 – Orders Issued.
FINANCE (PAY RESEARCH UNIT) DEPARTMENT
G.O. (P) No. 335/2015/Fin.
Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 07.08.2015
Read: – 1. G.O. (P) No.85/2011/Fin, dated 26.02.2011
2. G.O. (P) No.87/2011/Fin, dated 28.02.2011
3. G.0. (P) No.614/2012/Fin, dated 08.11.2012
4. G.O. (P) No.220/2013/Fin, dated 14.05.2013
5. Letter No. PM/2/6-44113-141163039/694 dated 21.10.2013 of Accountant General(A&E), Kerala.
6. O.M. No. 01/02/2015 – ‘E-II (B) dated 10/04/2015 of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
7. O.M. No. F-No.42/1012014 P&PW (G) dated 27.04.2015 of the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.
8.G.O (P) No. 629/2013/Fin dated 23/12/2013.
9.G.O (P) No. 72/2015/Fin dated 07/02/2015.
ORDER

In the Office Memoranda cited above, Government of India sanctioned revised rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief to Central Government employees, Pensioners and family pensioners with effect from 01/01/2015. On the basis of the above, following orders are issued:

2. (i) The rate of Dearness Allowance payable in respect of State Government Employees, Teachers, Staff of Aided Schools, Private Colleges and Polytechnics, Full time Employees borne on the contingent and work charged establishments and employees of Local Bodies will be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 86% w.e.f 01.01. 2015.

(ii) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale of G.O (P) No.145/2006/Fin dated 25.03.2006 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 203% to 214 % w.e.f. 01.01. 2015.
(iii) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of teachers coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (in whose case DA up to 50% has been converted as Dearness Pay) will be enhanced from the ‘existing rate of 212% to 223% w.e.f 01.01. 2015.
(iv) The Dearness Allowance payable in respect of the teaching staff coming UGC/AICTE scale from 01.01.2006 or thereafter and Judicial Officers will be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. 01.01. 2015.
(v) The Dearness Allowance payable to those employees who are continuing in the 1997 pay scales even after 01.01.2015 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 262% to 273% w.e.f. 01.01. 2015 (up to the date of effect of option under Pay Revision
2009).

(vi) The Dearness Allowance payable to those employees in Public Sector .Undertakings who were getting pay and allowances based on the scales of pay admissible under 1992 Pay Revision will be enhanced as follows with effect from 01.01.2015.

Date of effectPay Range Rate of DA per month
01.01. 2015Basic pay up to Rs.3, 500 p.m.823% of Pay
Basic pay above Rs.3,500 up to
Rs.6, 000 p.m.
726% of Pay subjectto a minimum of Rs.28805
Basic pay above Rs. 6000687 % of pay subject to a minimum ofRs. 43560

(vii) The Dearness Allowance at the enhanced rates will be paid in cash with the salary for the month of August 2015 onwards. The arrear for the period from 01.01.2015 to 31.07.2015 will be drawn and credited to the Provident Fund Account of the employees along with the salary hill for any of the months from August 2015 to February 2016. This procedure is applicable to those employees continuing in the pre-revised scale even after 2009 Pay Revision and even after 1996 UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Scheme. No withdrawal other than final withdrawal of arrears of Dearness Allowance credited to· Provident Fund Account shall be made before 31.07.2019 or retirement, whichever is earlier and is applicable Mutatis Mutandisto Provident Funds other than General Provident Fund also.

(viii) The enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance will also be applicable to Part-time and Part-time contingent employees on the basis of pay drawn by them.

(ix) The Dearness Relief payable to State Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners (whose pension/family pension has been revised as per G.O. (P) No.87/2011/Fin, dated 28.02.2011) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 86% with effect from 01.01. 2015.

(x) The Dearness Relief payable to State Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners whose pension/family pension has not undergone revision as per G.O. (P) No.87/2011/Fin dated 28.02.2011, and also to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (who retired prior to 01.07.2004 and whose family pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.81/2007/Fin. dated
28.02.2007 and whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07/05/2011), will be enhanced from the existing rate of 203% to 214% with effect from 01.01. 2015.
(xi) The Dearness Relief payable to retired State Judicial Officers (who are drawing Dearness Relief at central rates and whose pension or family pension has not been revised as per G.O. (Ms) No. 236/10/Home dated 02.11.2010) and the Pensioners/Family Pensioners, coming under the category UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes (who retired after 01.07.2004 and whose pension/family pension has been revised as per G.O.(P) No.84/2007/Fin dated 01.03.2007 and has not undergone revision as per GO (P) No. 211/2011/Fin dated 7/5/2011) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 212% to 223% w.e.f 01.01.2015.

(xii) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of Ex-Chairman and Member of Kerala Public Service Commission, whose pension structure was modified as per G.O. (Ms) No.339/2013/GAD dated 30.11.2013 will be enhanced as follows w.e.f. 01.01.2015.
CategoryDate of termination of serviceRate of DR
Chairman and Members who were appointed from outside Government servicePrior to or after 01.01.200686%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service.Prior to 01.01.200686%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined
service.
On or after 01.01.200686%

(xii) (a) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of Ex-chairmen/other Members of Kerala Public Service Commission, whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O. (Ms.) No.339/2013/GAD dated 30.11.2013, will be enhanced as follows with effect from 01.01. 2015.
CategoryDate of termination of serviceRate of DR
Chairman and Members who were appointed from outside Government servicePrior to or after 01.01.2006214%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and opted benefits of combined service.Prior to 01.07.2004214%
Chairman and Members having prior service in Government and
opted benefits of combined service.
On or after 01.07.2004223%

(xiii) The rate of Dearness Relief payable to the teaching staff coming under UGC/ AICTE/Medical Education Streams who have changed over to revised UGC/ AICTE scale from 1.1.2006 and those who retired after 1.1.2006 and that to the State Judicial Officers whose pension has been revised as per G.O (Ms) No.236/2010/Home dated 02.11.2010, will be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f 01.01.2015. This rate will be adopted only after the formal sanctioning of revision of their pension in terms of G.O. (P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07.05.2011. The teaching staff coming under the UGC / AICTE / Medical Education Streams who have retired prior to 01.01.2006 and whose pension has been revised in terms of G.O.(P) No.211/2011/Fin dated 07.05.2011 will also be eligible for Dearness Relief at the above rate.
(xiv) The Dearness Relief payable in respect of the State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.180/2006/Fin. dated 18.04.2006 and who are drawing pension/family pension as per pension revision 1997, and in respect of Pensioners/Family Pensioners coming under UGC /AICTE /Medical Education Schemes whose pension has not undergone revision as per G.O.(P) No.81/2007 /Fin. dated 28.02.2007 or G.O.(P) No.84/2007 /Fin. dated 1.3.2007 will be enhanced from the existing rate of 262% to 273% w.e.f. 01.01.2015. This will be applicable only till such date of effect of option for Pension Revision 2004, . after which the Dearness Relief payable will be as indicated in para 2(x) above and after the date of effect of option for Pension Revision 2009, Dearness Relief will be payable as indicated in para 2 (ix) above.
3. The enhanced rate of Dearness Relief due from 01. 01. 2015 will be paid along with the pension for September 2015 and arrears from January 2015 to August 2015 will be released in cash along with the pension for September 2015 .

4.The conditions laid down in the G.O. read as 8th above shall be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief under these orders.

(By order of the Governor),
Dr.K.M.ABRAHAM,
Additional Chief Secretary to Government (Finance).

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