Tuesday, 12 January 2016

7th Pay Commission recommendations for Defence Forces Personnel – An Overview

7th Pay Commission recommendations for Defence Forces Personnel – An Overview

7th Pay Commission has introduced a separate Pay Matrix Table for Defence Forces Personnel. The commission has explained in its report that the unique table structure has been simplified so that each employee can find his or her place in the proposed Matrix. All the employees belonging to various services will proceed according to their respective service conditions by earning increment on the basis of merit.  The Pay Matrix designed for the defence forces personnel is more compact than the civil pay matrix keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profile of the service personnel.

The entry pay for various ranks of defence forces personnel, other than MNS Offices, has been arrived at on the same premise, as has been done in the case of civilian. As an illustration, entry pay for a Captain has been arrived at as follows:

Entry pay in existing pay band + (Residency Period for promotion to Captain from Lieutenant x annual increment) + grade pay of the rank of Captain = Rs.15,600 + (2 x Rs.630) +Rs.6,100 = Rs.22,960.
The starting point of a Sepoy (and equivalent), the entry level personnel in the defence forces, has been fixed in the Defence Pay Matrix at Rs.21,700. The starting point in the existing pay structure is Rs.8,460 for a Sepoy/equivalent. The fitment in the new matrix is essentially a multiple factor of 2.57. This multiple is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the Commission (Rs.18,000) and the existing minimum pay (Rs.7,000). The fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 to account for DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay as on 01.01.2016. The actual raise/fitment being recommended by the Commission is 14.29 percent. An identical fitment of 2.57 has also been applied to the existing rates of Military Service Pay (MSP), applicable to defence forces personnel only.

Simplify the procedure of application and procedure of processing of LTC claims – Dopt Orders

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements

No.31011/3/2015-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: January 11, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements.

This Department is in receipt of a number of references regarding the procedural difficulties faced by the Government employees in application and settlement of the LTC claims. Sometimes, the Government servants claim that failure to follow the correct procedure was on account of a lack of knowledge of the rules/instructions while in the other cases the delay is caused in the late processing of LTC claims.

2. To remove these bottlenecks, this Department has decided to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time bound. The following time-limits shall be followed while processing the LTC applications/claims of the Government servants.

 S.No.  Course of action  Time limit
1. Leave Sanction  5 days + 2 days*
2. Sanction of LTC advance  5 days + 2 days*
3. Time taken by Administration for verification of LTC claim after the LTC bill is submitted by the Government employee for settlement.  10 days + 2 days*
4. Time taken by DDO  5 days + 2 days*
5. Time taken by PAO  5 days + 2 days*

It may be noted that in cases where the place of posting of the Government employees is away from their Headquarters, additional 2 days transit-time may be allowed. The person proceeds on LTC after S.No.1 and 2 i.e. after ten days of applying LTC.

3. Under CCS (LTC) Ruler, the Government servants are required to inform their Controlling Officer before the journey(s) on LTC to be undertaken. It has now been decided that the Leave Sanctioning Authority shall obtain a self-certification from the employee regarding the proposed LTC journey. The proforma for self-certification has been annexed with this O.M.

4. In addition to the above, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed) which needs to be followed while availing LTC.

5. Employees may be encouraged to share interesting insights and pictures, if any, of the destination he/she visited while availing LTC on an appropriate forum.

6. Comments of the above proposal may be furnished within 15 days via e-mail to email address jha.sn@nic.in.
Enclosures:

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Government servant to submit a statement of movable or immovable property – Dopt Orders on 5.1.2016 CCS Rules 1964

Government servant to submit a statement of movable or immovable property – Dopt Orders on 5.1.2016
CCS Rules 1964 – Submission of Declaration of Immovable Property Returns by the Government servants – regarding

F. No.11013/7/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 5th January, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Submission of Declaration of Immovable Property Returns by the Government servants – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even number dated the 26th October, 2015 on the above subject and to say that the Annual Property Returns required to be filed under the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 for the year 2015 which is required to be filed by the 31st January, 2016, may be filed in the forms prescribed under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. It is reiterated that the returns are required to be filed by all the Government servants belonging to Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’, in terms of Rule 18(4) of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which empowers the Government to require a Government servant to submit a statement of movable or immovable property as may be specified in the order.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)
Authority: www.persmin.nic.in
Official Order

Timely payment of Retirement/Death benefits: Instructions by KVS

Timely payment of Retirement/Death benefits: Instructions by KVS

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, S.J. Marg,
New Delhi-110016.
No.F.18(1362)KVS(HQ)Misc/2015
Dated:23/12/2015
To
The Deputy Commissioner,
All Regional Offices.

Sub: Timely payment of Retirement/Death benefits — reg.

Madam/Sir,

As per extant instructions the retirement benefits are to be paid to retiring employees on the day of retirement. In case of death of employee while in service, it is the duty of the Head of Office to get the papers completed from the family of the deceased employee and settle the dues most expeditiously so that the family of the deceased does not suffer for want of financial support. Various stages for preparatory work have already been prescribed in Accounts Code as amended from time to time.

Primary responsibility for timely completion of papers and sending these to the Pension Sanctioning Authority rests with the Head of Office (Principal in case of staff working in Vidyalayas and Deputy Commissioner in case of Regional Office). Nevertheless the Deputy Commissioner as administrative head of the Region as well as Pension Sanctioning Authority in respect of staff working in Kendriya Vidyalayas has overall responsibility to ensure timely sanction and payment of dues accruing on retirement/death of the employees.
It has been observed that in a number of cases the Principals as well as the Deputy Commissioners have been found to be quite insensitive to the matter concerning retirement/death benefits of the employees. In death cases particularly, the distressed families whose bread winner is no more have to wait for months together for getting the dues. A single day’s delay in payment of salary to a regular staff creates a big hue and cry. What happens to a family who is not only bereaved but also lost financial support all of a sudden. While the struggle of the family is unimaginable, it is inhuman on the part of the Officers concerned to leave this sensitive issue at the mercy of lower level functionaries and go with their own priorities.
Delay in settlement of cases pertaining to retirement/death benefits on the part of the Officers/officials concerned has been viewed very seriously. Already a Finance Officer has been put under suspension for laxity in supervision and action is being initiated in other similar cases to fix responsibilities on defaulting employees irrespective of their position and status.
Deputy Commissioners of all Regional Offices are, therefore, advised to take note that there shall be Zero tolerance for delay in settlement of retirement/death benefits of the employees at all levels. These instructions should be circulated to all Kendriya Vidyalayas under jurisdiction of respective Regions.

Yours faithfully,
(Santosh Kumar Mall)
COMMISSIONER
Authority : www.kvsangathan.nic.in
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Transparency services provided to the CGHS beneficiaries – Guidelines issued by DG of CGHS Guidelines for Computerization of CGHS non-computerized units/future new units

F. No. 44/37/2015/MCTC/CGHS /1114
Monitoring Computerization and Training Cell
Directorate General of CGHS
Min of Health & Family Welfare
New Delhi 5th January, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Guidelines for Computerization of CGHS non-computerized units/future new units

All CGHS units like Allopathic Wellness Centers, Ayush Wellness Centers, Polyclinics, First Aid Posts(FAPs), VVIP units etc. need to be computerized for maintaining transparency and accountability of services provided to the beneficiaries. The following guidelines should be followed for computerization of hitherto non-computerized units or future new units:

1. Procurement of computers and peripherals-For cities other than Delhi, the CMOs In-charge of the unit may put up the demand for computers and peripherals with respective ADs for procurement. In Delhi the procurement of computers and peripherals would be done by AD (MSD) after receiving request from the Zones.

2. Extension of existing leased line
(a) In cases where units to be computerized are co-located with an existing center (like Ayush Wellness Centers, which are located in the same building as Allopathic Wellness Centers), the existing leased line may be extended for the units to be computerized.

(b) For standalone units new Leased Lines have to be installed. Broadband connections of tariff plan up to Rs 2000/- per month may be installed as alternate internet connectivity.
3. Local Area Network (LAN) wiring-The office of respective Additional Directors would get the work done.

4. Procedure for shifting of leased line/ new leased line connection
(a) In cities other than Delhi, the request for shifting of Leased Line in case of relocation of a unit or installation of new leased line for new centers may be put up to MCTC by Additional Directors. MCTC would coordinate with BSNL for demand estimate. Approval of competent authority would be taken by MCTC once demand estimates are received from BSNL and conveyed to respective ADs.

(b) In Delhi, the CM0 1/C would coordinate with local MTNL for demand estimates for new MTNL leased line connection/shifting of MTNL connection. The approval of demand estimate would be taken from competent authority by the Additional Director.
5. Procedure for Broadband Connection and telephone connection – The CMOs In-Charge and respective ADs would coordinate with BSNL/MTNL for the same.

6. Creation of Wellness Center/Unit code, NIC email ID and Password
(a) For creation of email ID, CMOs IN-charge may fill up mail subscription form available on website of NIC. The duly signed and filled form may then be scanned and emailed to NIC with copy to MCTC.

(b) CMO I/C and Additional Director would coordinate with NIC and MCTC through email for the Wellness Center/unit code.
7. Initial Handholding training of staff to use the CGHS computer module if required Local NIC may be contacted through respective Additional Directors for the same.
This issues with the approval of competent authority.
sd/-
Dr. V.K. DHIMAN
Nodal Officer
Authority: CGHS Official Website
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Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-reg.

Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-reg.

S.11011/15/2013-CGHS (P)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGHS (P) Section
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 2nd Dec, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M No. S 11011/16/2013-CGHS(P) dated 10th June, 2014 vide which it was decided to extend the CGHS facilities to the retired employees of those autonomous/statutory organizations whose sewing employees were already covered under CGHS in Delhi/NCR only.

2. This Ministry had received a request from Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for the Arts to extend the CGHS facility to its retired employees. The proposal was examined in this Ministry and it has now been decided to extend the CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) subject to the following guidelines:-
a) CGHS facilities shall be extended to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) only in Delhi/NCR. They will be entitled to OPD facilities and medicines from CGHS dispensaries in Delhi/NCR only on the same lines as is being done in case of serving employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
b) They may avail treatment from CGHS empanelled hospitals at CGHS approved rates. The medical expenses for [PD/hospitalization treatment will be borne by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and they will not be eligible for cashless medical facilities.
c) The pensioner’s card will be issued to those pensioners who have been recommended by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and on payment of service charges on cost to cost basis in advance on yearly basis at the rates determined by Department of Health and Family Welfare in consultation with O/o the Chief Advisor (Cost), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
d) The CGHS membership card will have to be renewed annually by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in advance for both serving as well as retired employees (wherever applicable). Failure to renew the CGHS membership within the specified time period will lead to de-activation of the CGHS card.
e) There is no provision for issue of life-time CGHS cards to the pensioner beneficiaries of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
3. The office of the Additional Director (HQ), CGHS,New Delhi shall be the nodal office for issue of CGHS cards to the pensioners of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Accordingly, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) may co-ordinate with O/o the AD (HQ), CGHS in this regard.

4. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary & Director Geheral, CGHS and shall be effective from the date of its issue.
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(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India
Authority: CGHS Official Website
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Proposal for amendment of Recruitment Rules for the posts of Jr. Draughtsman (Civil) in the Civil Wing of the Department of Posts

Proposal for amendment of Recruitment Rules for the posts of Jr. Draughtsman (Civil) in the Civil Wing of the Department of Posts

No.5-6/2013-CEND
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts

Dark Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 31.12.2015
Office Memorandum
Subject: Proposal for amendment of Recruitment Rules for the posts of Jr. Draughtsman (Civil) in the Civil Wing of the Department of Posts.

Shri D.V.N.S. Murthy filed on CA No. 523/2013 in the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench, Hyderabad. Hon’ble CAT vide its order dated 20.10.2014 disposed off CA. with a direction to the respondents to modify/revise the Department of Posts Junior Engineer (Civil) in Civil Wing Rules, 1995 in respect of the post of Junior Draughtsman (Civil) in terms of OM No. B 14017/61.2006-Estt (RR) dated 24.03.2009 of DOPT of the Central Government by including the Multi Tasking Staff with ITI Draughtsman as feeder cadre to the above post and to consider the case of the applicant to the above said post and to conclude the entire exercise as early as possible but not beyond six months.

2. The case was examined in consultation of Ministry of Law & Justice and accordingly following amendments are proposed the post of the Jr. Draughtsman.

[I. GSR…….ln exercise of the powers conferred by the provision to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, to amend the Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil) in Civil Wing Rules, 1995, namely:-

(1) These Rules may be called the Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil) in Civil Wing Amendments Rules, 2015.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in Official Gazette.

2. In the Schedule to the Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil) in Civil Wing, rules, 1995 against the post of Junior Draughtsman (Civil).
(a) In Column 11 for the entries against the sub heading (ii), the following entries shall be substituted namely:
“10% by promotion from the Multi Tasking Staff of Civil Wing”
(b) In Column 12, for the entries against the sub heading promotion, the following entries shall be substituted, namely:-
“From amongst the Multi Tasking Staff of Civil Wing‘ who have passed Matriculation examination or equivalent with certificate or Diploma in Draftsman (Civil) of two years duration course from a recognized institute and having ten years of regular service in the Civil Wing of the Department”]

3. In accordance with DOP&T OM NO. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt(RR) dated 13.10.2015, all stakeholders are requested to furnish their comments upto 07.02.2016 failing which it will construed that there is no objection to the draft amendments as stated above.
(Lokesh Mehta)
Superintending Engineer (P&A)
Authority : www.indiapost.gov.in

Treatment availed in emergency circumstances – CGHS Orders

Delegation of powers to Heads of Offices for treatment availed in emergency circumstances- relaxation of rules regarding
1967/2013/0EL/CGHS/SZ/DSZ-CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGHS (P) Section
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 10th December, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Delegation of powers to Heads of Offices for treatment availed in emergency circumstances- relaxation of rules regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. 5.12020/4/97-CGHS (P) dated 27/12/2006 and OM No. 5.14025/01/2014-MS dated 5/6/2014 vide which powers were delegated to the Head of Departments (HODs) to decide the cases of medical claims in respect of treatment obtained in emergency at private hospital/private nursing home/private clinics, subject to item-wise ceiling prescribed under CGHS/CS (MA) rules, 1944, irrespective of the financial limit on the total amount to be reimbursed.

2. The matter has been examined in this Ministry. In view of undue hardships being faced by the employees whose offices are located in far flung areas and whose HoD are at New Delhi or at any other place far away from the respective offices, if has been decided to further delegate the powers as follows:

“The Heads of Office not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Govt.of India may decide the cases of medical claims in respect of treatment obtained in emergency at private hospital/private nursing home/private clinics, as per the item-wise ceiling prescribed under CGHS/CS (MA) rules, 1944, subject to an overall limit of Rs. 2 lakhs per case.

3. Other contents of OM No. 5.12020/4/97-CGHS (P) dated 27/12/2006 and OM No. S.14025/01/2014-MS dated 5/6/2014 will remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary & Director General, CGHS and shall be effective from the date of its issue.
(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: CGHS Official Website
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