Friday, 23 October 2015

Implementing OROP, 7th Pay Commission recommendations will not lead to cash crunch: Jayant Sinha

Implementing OROP, 7th Pay Commission recommendations will not lead to cash crunch: Jayant Sinha

The Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha, has said that implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme for military pensioners and the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will not bankrupt the nation.

The Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley had a meeting with the financial experts in New Delhi yesterday. Following the meeting, Mr. Jayant Sinha spoke to the mediapersons. He said –

“We are managing the country’s finances very well. Experts have appreciated our efforts. The government’s financial condition is very stable. Therefore, there wouldn’t be a cash deficit even if the government implements the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Similarly, the government can very well manage the additional cash burden incurred by implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme for the military.

Implementing the OROP will result in additional expenses of Rs.8000-10,000 crores this year. The 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations will be submitted to the government in December this year. Giving increments to the Central Government employees will result in additional expenses to the Government. He confirmed that the government can comfortably manage these expenses.

A lot of important issues, including financial burdens, increasing employment opportunities and agricultural outputs, were discussed at the pre-Budget consultation. Some of the leading names in financial management in India had participated in the meeting. It is normal for governments to hold such meetings prior to the annual budget, but it is unusual that such a meeting was held with six months to go before the next Budget is due. Sinha said that the valuable suggestions that were given by the experts have made the meeting worthwhile, and have convinced them that holding such meetings in advance was a good move.

A number of useful suggestions were given on the schemes that have to be implemented in the current and the next Financial Years. The meeting also paved way for the joint implementation of many a schemes, he said.

Discussions on agriculture and the issues related to it took up most of the time at the meeting. “We discussed a number of suggestions on how to improve our agricultural production. We talked about financial deficits and ways to reduce expenses and austerity measures. We had also discussed public investment options and the importance of making them profitable.

“The other most important topic that we had talked about was the Ministry of Finance. We had discussed the need for increasing the loans offered to farmers, and to the micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and the necessity for increasing job opportunity for youngsters. We had also discussed the steps that need to be taken to boost the large-scale and production-based industries, which are among the biggest sectors that offer employment.”

Source: centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in

Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India Services on E-payment

Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India Services on E-payment

F.No. 11024/56/2012.AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 21/10/2015
To
All the Chief Secretaries of State/UT Government,

Subject: Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India Services on E-payment.

Sir,
In continuation of this Department’s letter No, 11024/56/2012-AIS-II dated 09/09/2015, it is to state that to facilitate E-payment of Group Insurance to the beneficiary under All India Services (Group Insurance) Rule, 1981, Mobile Number of the beneficiary has become one of the mandatory column for registering while processing the bill through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) for facilitating E-payment of the Group Insurance.

2. Therefore, in addition to the bank details of beneficiary as called for in the aforesaid letter of this Department, all the State /Union Territory Governments, Ministries/Departments etc are requested to provide the Mobile Number of the beneficiary along with bank details (duly attested on separate sheet) while sending the claim of Group Insurance of retired All India Services to the respective cadre controlling authorities for settlement.
Your faithfully,
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/11024_56_2012-AIS-II-21102015.pdf

Odisha Government Sanctions 6% enhanced DA for State Employees effective 1st July 2015

Odisha Government Sanctions 6% enhanced DA for State Employees effective 1st July 2015

Payment of enhanced D.A. @ 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015 to the State Government Employees and Employees of Aided Educational Institutions drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 will be at par with D.A. sanctioned by Government of India.

Odisha Sanctions 6% enhanced DA for State Employees – D.A. in accordance with this Memorandum will also be admissible to the State Government Employees who were in service on the 1st July, 2015 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of this enhanced D.A.

Ahead of the Dusshera festival, the Odisha Government announced a hike in the dearness allowance for its employees by 6 per cent.

With this increase, the DA is now 119 per cent compared with 113 per cent earlier. The new DA will benefit about four lakh government employees and pensioners. The State Government is estimated to take an additional burden of Rs. 305 crore by increasing the DA rate to 119 per cent, the sources said.

Sanction of Dearness Allowance @ 6% to the State Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2015.
GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
*******
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
No. 27766/F., dated 17.10.2015
FIN-CS-II-(ALW)0001/2015

Sub: Sanction of Dearness Allowance @ 6% to the State Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2015.

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in their Office Memorandum No.1/3/2015-E-II(B), dated 23.09.2015 have enhanced Dearness Allowance payable to the Central Government Employees from existing 113% to 119% with effect from 01.07.2015.

2. Now, considering the overall financial resources and fiscal target stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005, the State Government have been pleased to release additional dose of D.A. @ 6% enhancing the same from the existing rate of 113% to 119% on the Basic pay and Grade Pay taken together with effect from 01.07.2015 in case of State Government Employees, who are covered under the ORSP Rules, 2008. The Additional dose of D.A. will be paid in cash and can be drawn in the Pay Bill of October, 2015 payable in November, 2015 and onwards. Arrear from the month of July, 2015 to September, 2015 on account of the enhanced D.A., shall not be drawn before the date of disbursement of salary of October, 2015.

3. Payment of enhanced D.A. @ 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015 to the State Government Employees and Employees of Aided Educational Institutions drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 will be at par with D.A. sanctioned by Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No.1/3/2015-E-II(B), dated 23.09.2015.

4. This additional dose of D.A. @ 6% on Basic Pay and Grade Pay taken together with effect from 01.07.2015 and the manner of payment to the State Government Employees as above is also applicable to the following category of employees covered under ORSP Rules, 2008.

All India Service Officers serving in the affairs of the State Government for which General Administration Department will issue Orders separately.

The Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Universities who are in receipt of regular scale of pay from whom the State Government is bearing full salary cost. These also include teachers of Universities who enjoy AICTE/UGC scale under ORSP (College Teachers) 2010 and Medical College Teachers under ORSP (Medical College Teachers) Rules, 2010.

Subordinate Judicial officers drawing their pay in accordance with Law Department Resolution No. 8318/L dated 02.08.2010.

Work-Charged Employees drawing in regular scale of pay under the ORSP Rules, 2008; and
Job Contract Workers of Consolidation and Settlement Organisation who are in receipt of fixed pay in regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 and D.A. sanctioned thereon from time to time.

5. D.A. in accordance with this Memorandum will also be admissible to the State Government Employees who were in service on the 1st July, 2015 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of this enhanced D.A.

6. The bill for drawal of enhanced D.A. @ 6% with effect from 01.07.2015 to the State Government Employees and Employees of Aided Educational Institutions, drawing pay under ORSP Rules-2008 will be submitted to the Treasuries/Special Treasuries/Sub-Treasuries alongwith Pay Bill for the month October, 2015 payable in November, 2015 onwards.
By Order of Governor
Special Secretary to Government.
Source: Business Line

Mobile app for Public Grievances portal launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh

Mobile app for Public Grievances portal launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh

 The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the Mobile Application for the Centralized Public Grievances Redress & Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) portal of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) here today.  

In this direction a further step has been taken by providing M-access to citizens through mobile phones. A Quick Response (QR) code has been provided on the pg-portal which can be scanned on to the smart phone after which grievances can be sent from the smart phone directly on to CPGRAMS.  

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh said this is another step towards translating the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of “ART of Governance” as spelt out by him, with A for Accountability, R- Responsibility and T- Transparency, forming the bedrock of the Government. He said the goal is that the Administration should be citizen centric, transparent and responsive. Dr. Jitendra Singh said more than six lakh public grievances have been settled since the NDA Government assumed office. This data will form the resource material to improve the Governance, he added.  

Dr. Jitendra Singh hoped the common public will make maximum use of the mobile app since the mobile phone has emerged as the easiest way of communication from anywhere across the country.  

In his address, Secretary, DARPG and Secretary, Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare, Shri Devendra Chaudhary said the mobile app will not only allow lodging of grievances, but the people can also track the status of the redress of their grievance. The DARPG is also carrying out analysis of the grievances and a systematic response is being worked out on how best to address the grievances, he added.  

Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Shri Sanjay Kothari was also present during the launch function.  

The Mobile App for the CPGRAMS is another innovative initiative of the DARPG, the nodal agency to formulate policy guidelines for citizen-centric governance in the country, redress of citizens’ grievances, being one of the most important initiatives of the department. The DARPG has been making endeavours to bring excellence in public service delivery and to redress grievances of citizens in a meaningful manner by effectively coordinating with different Ministries and Departments of the Government and trying to eliminate the causes of grievances.  

CPGRAMS is a Government of India portal aimed at providing the citizens with a platform for redress of their grievances. Grievances received on this platform are redressed by the concerned Ministry/Department/State. CPGRAMS was launched by DARPG in technical consultation with NIC in 2007. More than 16 lakh grievances have been lodged since January 1, 2012. In last 12 months nine lakh grievances have been lodged and 6.47 lakh disposed off.  

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