Sunday, 31 July 2016

Gujarat government to implement 7th Pay Commission from tomorrow

Gujarat government to implement 7th Pay Commission from tomorrow

Ahmedabad: In a major bonanza for over 8.77 lakh Gujarat government employees and pensioners ahead of next year’s assembly polls, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today announced the implementation of 7th Pay Commission from tomorrow.

Over 4.65 lakh Gujarat government employees and more than 4.12 lakh pensioners would benefit from this decision, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

However, the state government employees will not get pay hike benefits from January 1 this year as accepted by the Centre, instead it will be effective from August 1.

“Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has accepted the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission and announced to implement it in the state from August 1,” it said.

The Centre had on July 25 notified the implementation of 7th Pay Commission for Central Government employees from January 1.

As per the release, the new hike will benefit employees and pensioners of state government, panchayats and granted institutions in Gujarat.

“Employees of class-4 to class-1 will now get a hike of 14.60 per cent to 25 per cent in their salaries,” it added.

As the Centre is now expected to start deliberations to decide the hike in allowances, the state government will take appropriate decision about allowances as per the announcement by the Centre, added the release.

Earlier, Gujarat government spokesperson and state Finance Minister Saurabh Patel had said that the government may have to bear an extra-burden of Rs 6,000 crore annually if it decides to implement the pay hike suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

The elections in Gujarat are scheduled to be held in the later part of 2017.

PTI

Railway employees to have new uniforms designed by Ritu Beri

Railway employees to have new uniforms designed by Ritu Beri

New Delhi: Five lakh railway employees comprising front office staff, TTEs, guards, drivers and catering personnel will soon don new uniforms created by fashion designer Ritu Beri woven around the theme of Indian culture.

Beri submitted four different sets of uniform, each with a distinct texture, to the Railway Ministry five days back and the public transporter will soon launch an online initiative on Twitter, Facebook and the ministry’s website seeking the views of people to help it select the attire.

In the first phase, the new uniform will be issued to five lakh of 13 lakh employees of the Indian Railway.

Beri said the look of the uniform will be an ode to India and her exoticism.

“The focus is to reflect modern India while respecting our deep-rooted tradition and culture, thus reflecting the glory of India. The uniforms will be Indo-western in cut and silhouette with comfort being the most important factor,” she said.

The idea behind introducing the new uniform is to instill a sense of pride and belonging among the staff rendering their services to around two crore passengers every day, a senior official involved in the project said.

He said, in the first phase, front office staff, guards, drivers and catering personnel, onboard staff, station masters, loco pilots, train ticket examiners and gangmen will be given the uniform at an estimated cost about Rs 50 crore. The new uniform will also be given to the technical staff in workshops and production units.

Currently, railway staff including TTEs, station masters and guards wear uniforms which were designed long ago.

Beri’s new collection includes sarees and T-shirts.

The new dress is expected to be ready for use by the year-end, the official said, adding a common uniform can be worn for ceremonial occasions like celebration of Railway Day, sporting events and prize distribution ceremonies.

One of the designs Beri has submitted is based on tribal art, while the other is inspired by rustic coins and currency of the ‘golden period’ of the country. The third is based on the legacy of nawabs, while fourth is inspired by pop art. The fourth option, classified as vibrant soul of India, reflects elements of culture, business, music and entertainment.

“The work on the uniform designs is in progress. For now,

we have made the first presentation. We have worked very hard for two months and researched on various possibilities. We will work with Khadi, our national fabric, which also works well given our climate conditions.

“The idea is to create uniforms that are attractive, impactful and comfortable at the same time. I wish to retain our traditional look but give it a modern twist in keeping with today’s times,” Beri told

PTI

GST, 7th Pay commission to help increase demand in remaining year: GCPL

GST, 7th Pay commission to help increase demand in remaining year: GCPL

New Delhi: After witnessing a sluggish first half, FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) expects demand to be better in the remaining period of the year with implementation of 7th Pay Commission and passing of GST likely to increase consumption.

“Overall, we should see a boost to consumption in India, following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission and the passing of GST. We are hopeful that the second half of the year will be better than the first,” GCPL Managing Director Vivek Gambhir told PTI.

He further said: “We are hopeful to see an uptake in demand with an improved monsoon”.

The company, which last week reported a consolidated net sales of Rs 2,120.22 crore in the Q1 of financial year 2016-17 and a net profit of Rs 244.27 crore, is extending its offering in the personal care and household insecticides category.

“We already have natural platforms in both hair and soap, we are now we are building the natural Household Insecticides category as well. Neem has strong Indian roots and it is known to be effective and safe to use,” he said.

Besides, GCPL would “remain focused on driving our innovation momentum and continue to invest heavily behind our new product launches,” he added.

The company which has recently launched Cinthol deostick for men and women has plans to extend the brand into a male grooming brand.

“While these are early days, the response has been very encouraging. We will continue to invest behind this and extend Cinthol into a male grooming platform,” Gambhir said.

During this quarter, 50.09 per cent of GCPL sales were contributed from the international markets and rest 49.90 was from the domestic market.

GCPL’s revenue form its Indonesian business was Rs 376.20 crore and the company expects it to be better in the coming quarters.

“Our Indonesia business has delivered good sales growth despite the macroeconomic slowdown in the country. Given the changes the government is introducing we hope to see better growth going ahead,” he said.

PTI

X GP - 7 CPC DEF PENSIONER BASIC + Arrears (Sep to Sub Maj) : OROP

X GP - 7 CPC DEF PENSIONER BASIC + Arrears (Sep to Sub Maj)

VII CPC BASIC AND ARREARS TILL 30 JUN 2016

PRE-01.07.2014 RETIREES

X GP









Disclaimer : PCDA (P)  is final auth for fixation of 7 CPC Basic & arrears.   Table prepared for ease of calculation/understand  and Not for legal purpose - rajasthanveterans.blogspot.in

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

The salient features of the policy being implemented for resettlement of Ex-Servicemen in the country are as under:-

The Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), an Attached Office of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, is responsible for rehabilitation of retired defence personnel in the country through training courses, reservations in Central / State / PSU jobs and resettlement schemes including self-employment schemes.

The salient features of the policy being implemented for resettlement of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) in the country are as follows:

TRAINING PROGRAMMES:

Meaningful professional and vocational training to retiring Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) and Other Ranks (OR) is imparted by DGR through various training institutes for the rehabilitation and resettlement of ESM in civil life by upgrading their skills to prepare them to take on new assignment / jobs and assisting ESM in finding re-employment. An option to undergo resettlement courses in reputed institutes pan India is provided to Officers, JCO / OR and retired personnel to enhance their educational qualifications and increase employment options post retirement. An exemption of 100% of the course fees is given to JCOs / ORs and 60% to Officers. The exempted amount against the course fees is paid by office of DGR.

RE-EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

(i)  Reservation in Government Jobs:
The Central Government has provided the following reservation for ESM for vacancies in the posts to be filled by direct recruitment:-
10% in Group ‘C’ posts and 20% in Group ‘D’ posts in Central Government jobs.
14.5% in Group ‘C’ and 24.5% Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings and Nationalized Banks which includes 4.5% reservation in each category for Disabled Soldiers and Widows / Dependents.
10% posts upto Assistant Commandants in Central Paramilitary Forces.
100% in Defence Security Corps.
(ii) Most State Governments also provide reservation in State Government jobs, which varies from State to State and is based on the rehabilitation policy of the concerned State and the total population of Ex-Servicemen domiciled in the State.
(iii) Placement Assistance through DGR:  Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) sponsors Ex-Servicemen (Officers) to various Government organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporate Houses, Private Sector, Central Para Military Forces etc. based on their requisition for re-employment of ESM.  The DGR sponsored ESM are re-employed by the requisitioning agencies after due process of selection by them.
(iv) Army welfare Placement Organization and similar placement cells in Air Force and Navy help ESM in finding suitable jobs in Banks, Industries, Corporate Houses, Academic Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels and Real Estate.
(v) Age relaxation is available to the Ex-Servicemen in posts filled by direct recruitment.
(vi) DGR sponsored Security Agency Scheme.

SCHEMES OF SELF EMPLOYMENT:

(i)  Schemes for Officers only:
• ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme.
•Allotment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Company Owned Company Operated Outlets PAN India.
• Management of CNG Station by Ex-Servicemen (O) in National Capital Region

(ii) Schemes for all:
• Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme.
• Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles.
•Allotment of Regular LPG Distributorship Scheme under ‘Government Personnel’ Category.
• Allotment of Oil Product Agencies under 8% Defence Quota.
• Allotment of LPG Agency Under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitran Yojna.

(iii) Schemes for JCOs / ORs Only:
•Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (SAFAL) Shops in NCR.
• Allotment of Milk Shops of Gopaljee Dairy Pvt. Ltd. In Delhi / Noida.
• Allotment of KIOSKS / Retail outlet of Gopaljee Farm Fresh in Faridabad / NCR.

Welfare and resettlement of Ex-Servicemen is a continuous process and the Government endeavors to explore every possible avenue for increasing employment opportunities for the Ex-Servicemen through various initiatives including pre and post retirement trainings and awareness programmes. The resettlement schemes are reviewed and upgraded from time to time and new schemes are also initiated in consultation with the concerned stake holders.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Konakalla Narayana Rao in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 Notification: RBE No. 90/2016

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 Notification: RBE No. 90/2016
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MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 28th July, 2016
RBE No. 90/2016
G.S.R. 746(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement : – 
(1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.
2. Categories of Railway servants to whom the rules apply: – 
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to Railway services.
(2) These rules shall not apply to : –
(i) Permanent employees of former Indian States absorbed in Railway Services so long as such persons continue to be governed by the pre-absorption conditions of service under the Railway Services;
(ii) persons locally recruited for services in Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries;
(iii) persons not in whole-time employment;
(iv) persons paid out of contingencies;
(v) persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece-rate basis;
(vi) persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise;
(vii) persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement;
(viii) any other class or category of persons whom the President may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.
3. Definitions: – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires: –
(i) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or pay in the existing scale;
(ii) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Railway servant means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Railway servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules whether in a substantive capacity or in officiating capacity;
(iii) “existing scale” in relation to a Railway servant means the pay scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade + and the Apex scale whether in a substantive or officiating capacity;
(iv) “existing pay structure” in relation to a Railway Servant means the present system of Pay Band and Grade Pay or the Pay Scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the coming into force of these Rules whether in a substantive or officiating capacity.
Explanation- The expressions “existing basic pay”, “existing P ay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of a Railway Servant w ho on the 1st day of January, 2016 was on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, shall mean such basic pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in relation to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or officiating in higher post, as the case may be;

(v) “existing emoluments” mean the sum of (i) existing basic pay and (ii) existing dearness allowance at index average as on 1st day of January, 2016;
(vi) “Pay Matrix” means Matrix specified in Part A of th e Schedule, with Levels of pay arranged in vertical cells as assigned to corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale;
(vii) “Level” in the Pay Matrix shall mean the Level corr esponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in Part A of the Schedule;
(viii) “pay in the Level” means pay drawn in the appropri ate Cell of the level as specified in Part A of the Schedule;
(ix) “revised pay structure” in relation to a post mea ns the Pay Matrix and the Levels specified therein corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of the post unless a different revised Level is notified separately for that post;
(x) “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the pay matrix;
(xi) “revised emoluments” means the pay in the Level of a Railway servant in the revised pay structure; and
(xii) “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these Rules .
4. Level of posts: – The Level of posts shall be determined in accord ance with the various Levels as assigned to the corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale as specified in the Pay Matrix.
5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure: – Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Railway servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed:
Provided that a Railway servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:
Provided further that in cases where a Railway servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these Rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Railway servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.
Explanation 1 – The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.
Explanation 2 – The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Railway Service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.
Explanation 3 – Where a Railway servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that Pay Structure under Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.
6. Exercise of Option: – 
(1) The option under the provisos to Rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these Rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub- rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of these rules or where any revision in the existing pay structure is made by any order subsequent to the date of notification of these rules, within three months of the date of such order:
Provided that – 
(i) In the case of a Railway servant who is, on the date of such notification or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and
(ii) where a Railway servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2016, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.
(2) The option shall be intimated by the Railway servant to the Head of his Office along with an undertaking, in the form appended to these rules.
(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received by the authority within the time specified in sub-rule (1), the Railway servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016.
(4) The option once exercised shall be final.
Note 1 – Persons whose services were terminated on or after 1st January, 2016 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary grounds, shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).
Note 2 – Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2016 and could not exercise the option within prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents if the revised pay structure is more favourable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears shall be taken by the Head of Office.
Note 3 – Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1st day of January, 2016 which entitled them to leave salary shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).
7. Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure:- 
(1) The pay of a Railway servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if such lien had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely : –
(A) in the case of all employees: –
(i) the pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.
Illustration:
1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-1

Pay Band
5200-20200
2.
Existing Grade Pay : 2400
3.
Existing Pay in Pay Band : 10160
4.
Existing Basic Pay : 12560(10160+2400)
Grade
Pay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
5.
Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57 : 12560 x 2.57 = 32279.20
(rounded off to 32279)
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
6.
Level corresponding to GP 2400 : Level 4
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
7.
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 32279 in Level 4) : 32300.
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900
8
22100
24500
26800
31400
35900
9
22800
25200
27600
32300
37000
10
23500
26000
28400
33300
38100
11
24200
26800
29300
34300
39200
(ii) if the minimum pay or the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per sub-clause (i) above the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or the first Cell of that applicable Level.
(B) In the case of medical officers in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) is admissible, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner :
(i) the existing basic pay shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at shall be added to by an amount equivalent to Dearness Allowance on the pre-revised Non-Practicing Allowance admissible as on 1st day of January, 2016. The figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.
(ii) The pay so fixed under sub-clause (i) shall be added by the pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance admissible on the existing basic pay until further decision on the revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance.
Illustration:
1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-3

2.
Existing Grade Pay : 5400

Pay Band
15600-39100

3.
Existing pay in Pay Band : 15600
4.
Existing Basic Pay : 21000
Grade Pay
5400
6600
7600
5.
25% NPA on Basic Pay : 5250
Levels
10
11
12
6.
DA on NPA@ 125% : 6563
1
56100
67700
78800
7.
Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57: 21000 x 2.57 = 53970
2
57800
69700
81200
8.
DA on NPA : 6563 (125% of 5250)
3
59500
71800
83600
9.
Sum of serial number 7 and 8 = 60533
10.
Level corresponding to Grade Pay 5400 (PB-3) : Level 10
4
61300
74000
86100
11.
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 60540 in Level 10) : 61300
5
63100
76200
88700
12.
Pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance : 5250
6
65000
78500
91400
13.
Revised Pay + pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance : 66550
(2)  Where a post has been upgraded as a result of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the existing basic pay will be arrived at by adding the Pay drawn by the concerned employee in the existing Pay Band plus the Grade Pay corresponding to the Level to which the post has been upgraded and, the fixation of pay shall be done in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) of sub rule (1).
Illustration:
1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-1

Pay Band
5200-20200

2.
Existing Grade Pay : 2400
Grade Pay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800

3.
Existing basic pay : 12560
4.
Upgraded Grade Pay : 2800
Levels
1
2
3
4
5

5.
Pay for the purpose of fixation: 12960 (10160+2800)
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200

2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100

6.
Pay after multiplying serial number 5 with a fitment factor of 2.57 : 33307.20 (rounded off to 33307)
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000

4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900

5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900

7.
Level corresponding to Grade Pay 2800 : Level 5
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900

8.
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 33307 in Level 5) : 33900.
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900



(3)   A Railway Servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure.
(4)   A Railway servant who is on study leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be entitled to the pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or  the date of option.
(5) A Railway servant under suspension, shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based on existing pay structure and his pay in the revised pay structure shall be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings.
(6) Where a Railway servant holding a permanent post is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the pay structure applicable to these two posts are merged into one Level, the pay shall be fixed under sub-rule  (1) with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay.
(7) Where the existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments in the case of any Railway servant, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.
(8) Where in the fixation of pay under sub-rule (1), the pay of a Railway servant, who, in the existing pay structure,  was  drawing immediately before the 1st  day of January, 2016  more pay than another Railway servant junior to him in the same cadre, gets fixed in the revised pay structure in a Cell lower than that of such junior, his pay shall be stepped up to the same Cell in the revised pay structure as that of the junior.
(9) Where a Railway servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with his existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments, then the difference representing such excess shall be allowed to such Railway servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increase in pay.
(10) (i)  In cases where a senior Railway servant promoted to a higher post before the 1st day of January, 2016 draws less pay in the revised pay structure than his junior who is promoted to the higher post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, the pay of senior Railway servant in the revised pay structure shall be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay as fixed for his junior in that higher post and such stepping up shall be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior Railway servant subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions, namely: –
(a) Both the junior and the senior Railway servant belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted are identical in the same cadre;
(b) the existing pay structure and the revised pay structure of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay are identical;
(c) the senior Railway servants at the time of promotion are drawing equal or more pay than the junior;
(d) the anomaly is directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such promotion in the revised pay structure :
Provided that if the junior officer was drawing more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this sub-rule shall not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.
(ii) The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with clause (i) shall be issued under Rule 1321 (FR 27) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II and the senior officer shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.
(11) Subject to the provisions of rule 5, if the pay as fixed in the officiating post under sub-rule (1) is lower than the pay fixed in the substantive post, the former shall be fixed at the same stage as the substantive pay.
8. Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016: – The pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed :
Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016 and before the date of notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.
9. Increments in Pay Matrix: – The increment shall be as specified in the vertical Cells of the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix.
Illustration:
An employee in the Basic Pay of 32300 in Level 4 will move vertically down the same Level in the cells and on grant of increment, his basic pay will be 33300.
Pay Band
5200-20200
GradePay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900
8
22100
24500
26800
31400
35900
9
22800
25200
27600
32300
37000





10
23500
26000
28400
33300
38100
11
24200
26800
29300
34300
39200
10. Date of next increment in the revised pay structure: – (1) There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July:Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of his appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.

(2) The increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July.

Illustration:

(a) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July, 2016 and the 1st day of January, 2017, the first increment shall accrue on the 1st day of July, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis.

(b) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, who did not draw any increment on 1st day of July, 2016, the next increment shall accrue on 1st day of January, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis:

Provided that in the case of employees whose pay in the revised pay structure has been fixed as on 1st day of January, 2016 the next increment in the Level in which the pay was so fixed as on 1st day of January, 2016 shall accrue on 1st day of July, 2016:
Provided further that the next increment after drawal of increment on 1st day of July, 2016 shall accrue on 1st day of July, 2017.

(3) Where two existing Grades in hierarchy are merged and the junior Railway servant in the lower Grade happens to draw more pay in the corresponding Level in the revised pay structure than the pay of the senior Railway servant, the pay of the senior Railway servant shall be stepped up to that of his junior from the same date and he shall draw next increment in accordance with this rule.
11. Revision of pay from a date subsequent to 1st day of January, 2016:– Where a Railway servant who continues to draw his pay in the existing pay structure is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later than 1st day of January, 2016, his pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause (A) of sub-rule (1) of rule 7.
12. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme:-If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government under Central Staffing Scheme, after fixation in the revised pay structure either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay on the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay these officers would have been entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the date of notification of these rules.
13. Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1st day of January, 2016.-The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one Level to another in the revised pay structure shall be made in the following manner, namely:-
(i) One increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which promoted, he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.
Illustration:
1.
Level in the revised pay structure : Level 4

Pay Band
5200-20200
2.
Basic Pay in the revised pay structure : 28700
GradePay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
3.
Granted promotion/financial upgradation under MACPS in Level 5
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
4.
Pay after giving one increment
in Level 4 : 29600
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5.
Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 5 : 30100 (either equal to or next higher to 29600 in Level 5)
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900

(ii) In the case of Railway servants receiving Non Practicing Allowance, their basic pay plus Non Practicing Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the level of the Cabinet Secretary.

14. Mode of payment of arrears of pay:-The arrears shall be paid during the Financial Year 2016-2017.
Explanation.-For the purpose of this rule, “arrears of pay” in r elation to a Railway servant, means the difference between-
(i) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he is entitled on account of the revision of his pay under these rules for the period effective from the 1st day of January, 2016; and
(ii) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he would have been entitled (whether such pay and dearness allowance had been received or not) for that period had his pay and allowances not been so revised.

15. Overriding effect of Rules.-The provisions of the Railway Fundamental Rules, the Railway Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 1947, the Railway Services (Authorised Pay) Rules, 1960, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1973, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 and the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall not save as otherwise provided in these rules, apply to cases where pay is regulated under these rules, to the extent they are inconsistent with these rules.
16. Power to relax.-Where the President is satisfied that the operation of all or any of the provisions of these rules causes undue hardship in any particular case, he may, by order, dispense with or relax the requirements of that rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may consider necessary for dealing with the case in a just and equitable manner.

17. Interpretation.– If any question arises relating to the interpretation of any of the provisions of these Rules, it shall be referred to the Railway Board for decision.
SCHEDULE
[See rules 3(vi) and 7(2)]
PART – A
Pay Matrix
Revised Pay Structure for posts in Group ‘C’, ‘B’, & ‘A’ except posts for which different revised pay structure is issued separately
Notes:
1. The revised pay structure is applicable to all categories of Railway servants irrespective of their designations strictly on the basis of the existing pay structure except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).
2. The existing classification of Railway servants in Group ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’ on the basis of the existing p ay structure will continue in the revised pay structure till further orders except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). No change in the classification should be made in the revised pay structure.
FORM OF OPTION
[See Rule 6 (2)]
*1. I, ____________________________________________ hereby elect the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January, 2016.
*2. I, ____________________________________________ hereby elect to continue on Pay Band and Grade Pay of my substantive / officiating post mentioned below until:
* the  date  of  my  next  increment  /  the  date  of  my  subsequent  increment  raising  my  pay  to  Rs.___________________ / I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing pay structure / the date of my promotion/upgradation to the post of _______________________.
Existing Pay Band and Grade Pay_____________________________________
Signature___________________________
Name ______________________________
Designation__________________________
Office in which employed _____________________________
* To be scored out, if not applicable.
UNDERTAKING
I hereby undertake that in the event of my pay having been fixed in a manner contrary to the provisions contained in these Rules, as detected subsequently, any excess payment so made shall be refunded by me to the Government either by adjustment against future payments due to me or otherwise.
Signature___________________________
Name ______________________________
Designation__________________________
Date :
Place :
7cpc+option+form

MEMORANDUM EXPLANATORY TO THE RAILWAY SERVICES (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2016
Rule 1 – This rule is self-explanatory.
Rule 2 – This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply. Except for the categories excluded under sub-rule (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving under the administrative control of the Railway Board.
Rule 3 & 4 – These rules are self-explanatory.
Rule 5– The intention is that all Railway servants should be brought over to the revised pay structure except those who elect existing pay structure. The Railway Servants who exercise the option to continue in the existing pay structure will continue to draw the dearness allowance at the rates in force on 1st January, 2016. If a Railway servant is holding permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing pay structure only in respect of one scale. Such a Railway servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts. In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised pay structure.
Rule 6 – This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who shall be apprised of such option. The option has to be exercised in the form appended to the rules. It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Railway servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit. In the case of persons who are outside India at the time of notification of these rules, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they take over charge of the post in India. In the case of Railway servants the revised pay structure of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement.
Persons who have retired between 1st January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules are also eligible to exercise option.
Rule 7 – This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the revised pay structure on 1st January, 2016 and is self explanatory. The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Railway servant has elected the revised pay structure in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post.
Rule 8 – This Rule prescribes the method of fixation of pay of employees appointed on direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016.
Rule 9 & 10 – These rules prescribe the manner in which the next increment in the new pay structure shall be regulated.
Rule 11 to 17 – These rules are self-explanatory.
[F. No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/1]
R. K. VERMA,  Secy./Railway Board

AICPIN for June 2016 – Calculation of DA from July 2016 is completed

AICPIN for June 2016 – Calculation of DA from July 2016 is completed

No.5/1/2016- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th July, 2016
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – June, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2016 increased by 2 points and pegged at 277 (two hundred and seventy seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.73 per cent between May, 2016 and June, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.16 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.51 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Besan, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Goat meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Potato Brinjal, Cabbage, other seasonal Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Doctors’ Fee, Petrol, Repair Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Coconut, Mango (Ripe), Electricity Charges, putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.13 per cent for June, 2016 as compared to 6.59 per cent for the previous month and 6.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.33 per cent against 8.48 per cent of the previous month and 6.67 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mercara reported the maximum increase of 13 points followed by Vadodara (12 points), Darjeeling and Ahmedabad (10 points each), Bhavnagar (9 points) and Nagpur (8 points). Among others, 7 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 5 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and I point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Quilon recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Chennai (4 points), Salem (3 points) and Coonoor (2 points). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 3 centres. Rest of the 7 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and other 44 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2016 will be released on Wednesday, 31st August, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

7th CPC arrears to be paid in single installment along with the payment Of salary for the month Of Aug, 2016

7th CPC arrears to be paid in single installment along with the payment Of salary for the month Of Aug, 2016

New Delhi: Government has decided to pay its employees arrears arising from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in one go in August salaries.

The government has already notified the 2.57-time hike in basic salary of one crore central government employees and pensioners as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The pay hike has been made effective from January 1, 2016.

In an instruction, the Finance Ministry also said that the revised pay structure effective from January 1, 2016, would include the Dearness Allowance of 125 per cent provided in the pre-revised pay structure. The rate of the first installment of DA under revised pay will be announced later.

“The arrears as accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 with effect from January 1, 2016, shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment of salary for the month of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay,” said the Finance ministry Office Memorandum
No.1-5/2016-IC today.

In order to expedite disbursal of arrears, the instructions said the “arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay.”

However, it added, that the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available for those public servants who have retired, resigned or dismissed after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission recommendations.

The minimum pay in central government with effect from January 1, 2016 will now be Rs 18,000 per month, up form Rs 7,000 per month. At the highest level of Cabinet Secretary, the salary would go up from Rs 90,000 a month to Rs 2.5 lakh.

There shall be two dates for grant of increment – January 1 and July 1 every year – instead of the existing July 1 only.

The instruction further said that Income Tax would be deducted before payment of arrears.

PTI

Haryana government to implement 7th Pay Commission

Haryana government to implement 7th Pay Commission

Chandigarh: Haryana government will implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on the pattern of the central government, state Finance Minister Abhimanyu said today.

A committee, constituted by the state government, was studying the report of Madhavan Commission, which would also be implemented in the larger interest of the employees as it would directly benefit 60,000 to 65,000 employees, he said.

“It is the priority of the (state) government to make its employees prosperous because only a satisfied employee could realise the dream of making the system free from corruption,” the minister said in a release here.

He said during the tenure of the previous governments, corruption was rampant with officials, from peon to ministers, being involved in graft.

As compared to it, the present government has taken several steps to eliminate corruption and is getting encouraging results, Abhimanyu said.

PTI

Friday, 29 July 2016

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — filing of Returns by public servants - extension of last date - regarding

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — filing of Returns by public servants - extension of last date - regarding

No. 407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP)
Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — filing of Returns by public servants - extension of last date - regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OMs No.407/12/2014- AVD. IV(B) dated 12th April, 2016, No. 407/02/2016-AVD. IV(Lokpal) dated 24th June, 2016 and No. 407/02/2016- AVD. IV(Lokpal) dated 4th July, 2016 as also

Secretary(Personnel)'s D.O. letter No. 407/12/2014- AVD. IV(B) vol. III dated 5th July, 2016 OM addressed to all Secretaries, regarding the furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

2. In this regard, it is stated that the last date for furnishing of declaration/information/annual return as on 01.08.2014, 31.03.2015 and 31.03.2016 relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 has been extended upto 31st December, 2016. Formal amendments to the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 have been notified and uploaded on the website of this Department, i.e., http://persmin.nic.in/DOPT.asp.

3. Now the timelines for filing these returns are as follows:-
i. The first return of assets and liabilities as on 1st August, 2014 - on or before the 31st December, 2016.
ii. The annual return of assets and liabilities as on 31st March, 2015 - on or before the 31st December, 2016.
iii. The annual return of assets and liabilities as on 31st March, 2016 should be filed on or before 31st December, 2016.
(Rakesh Kumar)
Director
DoPT Order

NC JCM insists to setting up High Level Committee to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor

NC JCM insists to setting up High Level Committee to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor

Secretary Staff Side writes to Home Minister for early redressal of Minimum pay and Fitment factor issues

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/7th CPC/2016
Dated: 26th July 2016
Shri Rajnath Singh,
Hon’ble Minister for Home Affairs,
(Government of India)
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110 001
Respected Sir,
We solicit your kind attention towards the discussion we had with your goodself on 30.06.2016, wherein Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, and Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, were also present.

In the background of issuance of the Notification by the Government of India today (26.07.2016) to give effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC as per 29th June, 2016 Cabinet decision, we request you to expedite action for setting up the proposed “High Level Committee” to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor as was promised in the 30th June, 2016 meeting, which paved way for deferment of “Indefinite strike” which was commenced to be held from 11th July 2016.

We shall be grateful, if necessary orders are issued for setting up the said committee without further delay.
With Kind Regards!
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side) NC/JCM & Convener
Source: NC JCM Staff Side

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

RBE No : 83/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)
No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/13
New Delhi, Dated 11.07.2016

Subject: Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

The provision regarding verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement already exists in Rule 47 of Railway Service (pension) Rules, 1993. However, a copy of instruction issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP & PW) vide their O.M No. 1/19/2013-P&PW (E) dated 16.09.2015 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. The Rule 32 of CCS (pension) Rules mentioned in the said O.M. corresponds to Rule 47 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

2. Please acknowledge receipt.
Sd/-
(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director, Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

Finmin Orders regarding Fixation of Pay and Arrears as per the 7th CPC

Finmin Orders regarding Fixation of Pay and Arrears as per the 7th CPC

Pay-Arrears-as-per-7th-CPC

Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions

7th CPC fixation of pay and payment of arrears —instructions- regarding.

No.1-5/2016-IC
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Finance/ Vitaa mantralaya
Department of Expenditure /Vyaya Vibhag
(Implementation Cell, 7th CPC)
Room No. 214, The Ashok
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016, bringing out the decisions of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as well as the consequent promulgation of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, notified vide G.S.R No. 721(E) dated 25th July, 2016 regarding fixation of pay in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 and to say the provisions governing such fixation of pay have been clearly enunciated in the said Rules.

2. Accordingly, in pursuance of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, appropriate necessary action to fix the pay of the employees covered thereunder in the revised pay structure needs to be carried out forthwith in accordance with the provisions contained therein. In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed at Annexure. The statement of fixation of pay in revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the Service Book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post-check.

3. The revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01.2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016. The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

4. The decision on the revised rates and the date of effect of all Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such Allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued on 25.07.2016

5. The contributions under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders.

6. The existing system on interest free advances for medical treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall continue as hitherto.

7. The arrears as accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment of salary for the month of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay. DDOs/PAOs shall ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

8. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl of the arrears claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

9. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to over payments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore, the Drawing & Disbursing Officers should make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof.

10. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

11. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement of arrears should be completed immediately.
sd/-
(R.K.Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants on or before 31st December, 2016 - regarding

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants on or before 31st December, 2016 - regarding
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016.

G.S.R.747(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (m) of sub-section (2) of section 59 read with section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Second Amendment Rules,2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, in rule 3, in sub-rule (2),-
(a) in the first proviso, for the words and figures "on or before the 31st day of July, 2016", the words and figures "on or before the 31st day of December, 2016" shall be substituted;
(b) in the second proviso, for the words and figures " on or before the 31st day of July, 2016", the words and figures "on or before the 31st day of December, 2016" shall be substituted;
(c) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
"Provided also that the public servants who have filed declarations, information and annual returns of property under the provisions of the rules applicable to such public servants, shall file the revised declarations, information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 30 day of March, 2016, to the competent authority on or before the 31 m day of December, 2016."
[ F.No.407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP)]
JISHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note:-The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E), dated the 14th July, 2014 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers G.S.R. 638(E), dated the 8th September, 2014, G.S.R. 918(E), dated the 26th December, 2014, G.S.R. 322(E), dated the 27th April, 2015, G.S.R. 536(E), dated the 3rd July, 2015, G.S.R. 776(E), dated the 12th October, 2015 and G.S.R. 414(E), dated the 11th April, 2016.

DoPT Order

Deadline for central government employees to declare assets extended

Deadline for central government employees to declare assets extended

New Delhi: Central government employees and NGOs receiving government funds now need not declare their assets by the deadline of July 31 as Parliament today approved an amendment in the Lokpal Act to extend the timeline.

The amendment to Section 44 of the Lokpal Act was approved by voice vote by the Rajya Sabha today, a day after the Lok Sabha did the same.

While moving the bill to amend the Lokpal Act for consideration of the House, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said it is an immediate necessity and the provision will be examined in detail by a Parliamentary Standing Committee which will possibly submit its report before next session of Parliament.
During a brief discussion, the Opposition asked the government to adopt this law without any dilution.
Naresh Agrawal of Samajwadi Party said he was opposed to the Lokpal Act as this is not good for democracy and constitution. “Can the country’s Prime Minister be dishonest and Lokpal be honest,” he asked.

Replying to the concerns raised by the members, Singh said: “There is no intention to dilute or to delay the Lokpal Act. The government is committed to implement this law in letter and spirit”.

He also said the message should not go out that members of this House have joined hands to prevent declaration of their assets.

“Under the People Representation Act, what we declare is more than enough, regardless of the fact that we have Lokpal Act or not,” Singh said, adding that exercise to amend this Act has been done in good faith and is only to extend the deadline with only two days left. It gives relief to 50 lakh government employees.

The amendment pertains to Section 44 of the Lokpal Act which deals with declaration of assets and provision of making the assets public, he said.

As per the rules notified under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns pertaining to his assets and liabilities as well as for his spouse and dependent children on March 31 every year or on or before July 31 of that year.

In April, the government had extended the date of filing returns by public servants from April 15 to July 31. This is the fifth extension in the deadline since the Act came into force in January 2014.

As per rules, organisations receiving more than Rs 1 crore in government grants and donations above Rs 10 lakh from abroad fall under the ambit of Lokpal.

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7th Pay Commission HRA & other allowances need be revised at the earliest – Confederation

7th Pay Commission HRA & other allowances need be revised at the earliest – Confederation

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State

The date of effect of allowances

Comrades,
The Central Government employees are always be cheated in respect of date of implementation of allowances especially on HRA , from past twenty years it is observed that these allowances are issued from a later date in 5th CPC case it was issued after 20 months , in case of 6th CPC it was issued after 32 months , in 7th CPC we hoped it will be issued in 7 months , but it was not the case , now it is likely to be issued only after 12 months . There by causing financial loss to the employees, the cost of living index is going up every month, but the allowances especially the HRA is not issued from the date of effect of the pay commission.

The following are the facts :

The Fifth Central Pay Commission was set up by the Government of India by Resolution No. 5(12)/E. III/93 dated 9th April, 1994. The Commission submitted on the 30th January, 1997. The revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, was effective from 1st day of August, 1997 instead of 1st January 1996.

The Government constituted the Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Resolution No. 5/2/2006-E.III(A) dated October 5, 2006. and Gazette Notification for implementation of 6th CPC was issued on 29th August 2008, all allowances were issued effective from 1st August 2008 instead of 1st January 2006.
In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, Government of India has appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The Gazette Notification for implementation of 7th CPC was issued on 25th July 2016 (without allowances) , all allowances are likely to be issued from 1st December 2016 instead of instead of 1st January 2016 after a committee headed by the Finance Secretary gives its report .
The present HRA and other allowances as per 6th CPC is totally insufficient, the cost of housing has gone up drastically and cost of living has gone up hence urgent need to revise the HRA and other allowances , we hope the Government to review the allowances at the earliest, so that the Central Government employees will get the enhanced allowances especially HRA from 1st July 2016 as per earlier practices.
Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

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