Monday, 21 March 2016

More than two-thirds of the Ex-Servicemen have been paid the OROP arrears

More than two-thirds of the Ex-Servicemen have been paid the OROP arrears

OROP Arrears Payment in Record Time

The Government of India which accords utmost importance to the welfare of Ex-Servicemen, has kept its promise with regard to the historic decision taken on 05 September 2015 to implement the more than four decades old demand of Ex-Servicemen for One Rank One Pension (OROP), by ensuring that payments have begun to the concerned in record time.

Orders had been issued with regard to this historic decision, through a notification on 07 November 2015 by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry of Defence.
Then within just three months of the issue of these orders, the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) brought out detailed OROP tables on 03 February 2016, which are also available on their website www.desw.gov.in. The 101 tables in these implementation orders contain revised pension of different ranks and categories. In the past implementation of CSC-2012 and 6th CPC had taken a longer time.

More than two-thirds of the Ex-Servicemen have now been paid the OROP arrears. Payments have now reached the accounts of 13.02 lakh pensioners amounting to about Rs. 2,293 crore. This amount has been released through Defence Pension Disbursing Offices (DPDOs), the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB).

The details are as follows:-

As on March 17, the DPDOs have released an amount of about Rs. 606 crore to about 3.20 lakh defence personnel.

The SBI has as released upto March 17 an amount of Rs. 1,337 crore to 7.75 lakh pensioners which includes Family Pension cases. The PNB has released as on March 17, an amount of about Rs. 350 crore to about 2.07 lakh pensioners which includes Family Pension cases.

Other Banks who have also been assigned the task of disbursement of revised defence pension to Ex-Servicemen have been directed to complete the process of payment latest by March end.

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Discrimination in Structure of Military Service Pay – Defence Minister Reply

Discrimination in Structure of Military Service Pay – Defence Minister Reply

Military Service Pay is paid as a compensation to the Armed Forces personnel as a recognition for the intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of their service.

Defence Minister has clarified about Military Service Pay (MSP) is being paid to the Armed Forces Personnel w.e.f. 1st September, 2008.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
15-March-2016
Discrimination in Structure of Giving MSP

Military Service Pay (MSP) is being paid to the Armed Forces Personnel w.e.f. 1st September, 2008. It is a compensation paid to the Armed Forces personnel as a recognition for the intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of their service. On recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission, MSP was introduced for the first time in respect of Armed Forces.

The MSP being paid to Armed Forces Personnel is in two slabs:-
(i) For Officers – Rs.6,000 per month
(ii) For JCOs/OR – Rs.2,000 per month.
However, Government has separately provided a number of allowances based on risks and hardships involved at a location / in an operation, such as High Altitude Allowances, Field Area / Modified Area Allowances, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra in Rajya Sabha today.

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Filling up the post of Secretary JS level in NCMEI Delhi

Filling up the post of Secretary JS level in NCMEI Delhi

No.4/42/2012-EO(SM-I)
Government of India
Secretariat of the
Appointment Committee of the Cabinet
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, 21st March, 2016
To
1. The Chief Secretaries, All the State Governments.
2. The Secretaries, All the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India

Subject: Filling up the post of Secretary (JS level) in National Commission for Minority Educational Institution (NCMEI). Delhi under the Department of Higher Education.

Sir/Madam,
It is proposed to fill up the post of Secretary (JS level) in National Commission for Minority Educational Institution (NCMEI). Delhi under the Department of Higher Education, on deputation basis, in the pay band of Rs. 37,400-67,000/- (PB-4) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/-.

2. Names of willing and eligible officers, who have been em panelled to hold Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at the Centre under the Central Staffing Scheme, may be recommended to this office along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed biodata containing details viz. name, date of birth, service, batch, contact telephone number, email address, educational qualifications, complete experience/posting details etc. CR dossiers/certified ACRs for the last five years, details of debarment & cooling off in respect of past central deputation. In case the officer is currently under Central deputation, the nomination may be forwarded with the approval of the Minister-in-charge concerned.

3. The post is a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post to be filled up through the Civil Services Board (CSB) procedure. It may be noted that no ‘Mandatory Posting Certificate’ for allotment/retention of Government accommodation would be issued by this office to the officer appointed on the above referred post. However, those officers who have served and are currently serving on Central Staffing Scheme post in Delhi for at least four years and require to retain Government accommodation, would be issued a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned has served for at least four years in CSS post and he/she needs to retain Government accommodation for her/his tenure on non-CSS post.

4. It is requested that the applications of the eligible candidates may be forwarded to this Department within one month from the date of issue of this circular.
Yours faithfully,
(Nandini Paliwal)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 011-2309 2187

Copy to:-
1. Department of Higher Education (Shri V.S. Oberoi, Secretary), New Delhi w.r.t. their letter No. 7-7/2009-MC dated 08.03.2016.
2. Technical Director, NIC, Computer Cell, DoPT, North Block, New Delhi for uploading this vacancy circular on the official website of this Department immediately.
3. Deputy Secretary (MM), DoPT, New Delhi with a request to arrange to upload this vacancy circular through bulk e-mailing system of officers.

DOPT Circular

OROP Arrears Calculator : Know Your Pension and Arrears through online

OROP Arrears Calculator : Know Your Pension and Arrears through online

KNOW YOUR O.R.O.P PENSION AND ARREARS ON LINE
OROP-ARREARS-CALCULATOR-PENSION-7CPC


An on line solution to find the correct pension of a Defence pensioner and Family pensioner is a long pending need. Unfortunately, the PDAs and DPDOs have not given much importance to this aspect. Also frequent changes in the pension regulations, various anomalies arising while implementing the pay commission’s recommendations, rigid attitude of MOD and the lethargic attitude of the CDA(P) and CGDA have all joined together and made the Defence pension pension payment a most complicated job to the Banks.

Now the pensions of the entire 2.5 million Defence pensions have to be revised under OROP Scheme. The Banks are struggling to find a solution to this task. None of the Banks have any comprehensive software for revising the pension of such a huge number of people. The ultimate sufferers are the poor pensioners. The refinement of Defence pension account is an urgent need.

OROP orders were released on 4.2.2016. Till today, none of the banks have bothered to pay the arrears. Nowadays, the banks spent huge amounts for automation. But somehow, they have neglected the Defence pension payment.

In fact the OROP orders have simplified the entire Defence Pension payment system for fixation of revised pension and opened the gates for developing a comprehensive software for calculation of OROP arrears and fixation of revised pension. Even then, the banks are delaying payment. The Table No.7 is the basis for creating all other types of pensions for JCOs and Ors. The various Groups have been reduced to only Two Groups now. Therefore, it is easy for the banks to develop a software only for OROP arrears and revised pension. Unfortunately the banks have not given importance to this aspect. Moreover, the most important parameters required for fixing the new pension is the Rank, Qualifying Service, Group and Date of birth. The banks can pay immediately for whom the above information is available. For others, they can get it from the PSAs on urgent basis. But, it seems that none of the above work is undertaken by any of the banks.

In view of the above, we thought of developing a simple software to calculate the arrears online and forward the working sheet directly to all the CPPCs of the respective banks by email so as to enable them to take up the payment without any further delay.

Click the following link. You will be taken to Exwel Trust website. Follow the instructions given in a posting dated 12.3.2016.

http://exweltrust.in/

Defence Pension
Family Pension Arrears
OROP arrears for pensioners
OROP for family pensioners
OROP with disability.

Now click only the OROP arrears for pensioners and filled up all the details. Do not try “Defence Pension” Tab and “Family Pension Arrears Tab” for the time being. At the end you will get Print PDF button. Click and take a print out if you want, and save it in your computer.

Now come back to the original blog, click the link for getting email ids of all the banks. Search your bank’s CPPCs email address and forward the OROP arrears print out as an attachment to your bank.

This is our humble effort to make the banks to take up the payment at an early date. All the readers of this Blog, please forward and give us feedback. We welcome your comments on our efforts. Officers OROP arrears are not covered under this system. A separate software is being developed for Officers. We will inform as soon as it is ready.

Source: http://indianexserviceman.blogspot.in/

7th Pay Commission enhanced salaries, arrears to be paid in July

7th Pay Commission enhanced salaries, arrears to be paid in July


The central government is going to start payment of salaries and pensions to its 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners according to the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from July along with six months’ arrears.
arunjaitley-7th-Pay-Commission-7CPC


The payments will be made following the pay-fixation method in the new pay matrix which has been suggested in place of pay band and grade pay by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The government’s overall arrears payout will be lower because of only six months arrears this time, compared to the previous pay commission, which came in late.

The government has been provisioned Rs 70,000 crore in the Union Budget 2016-17 to meet the demand for the new pay commission award that will be made effective from January 2016.

Basic salary of central government employee will almost be 30 percent hiked under the new pay commission award with employees in the lower rung are likely to get the highest percentage of raise.

“We’re at the final stage for issuing the notification and 3-4 more months will be required to implement, so we hopefully say that they will get new pay and arrears in the July,” a source close to the developments told The Sen Times.

The report of the Seventh Pay Commission was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November with a recommendation for raising minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay. The overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.
The government set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for processing the report of the Seventh Pay Commission before cabinet nod.
An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee. All central government employees unions’ submitted their written demands in respect of seventh pay commission’s anomalies in the cell to review, which are under process.
TST

Golden Jubilee of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) : Workshop on ‘Women Health and Lifestyle’ Conducted

Golden Jubilee of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) : Workshop on ‘Women Health and Lifestyle’ Conducted

Mrs Namita Suhag, President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) released a special edition of AWWA Journal, “Manasvini” during a workshop on the theme ‘Women Health and Lifestyle’ conducted at NCC Auditorium in Delhi Cantonment today to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA). The book includes detailed and extensive information for modern-day women on diverse topics like parenting, lifestyle, common women related diseases and cures, etc, aiming to serve as their lifelong companion. A total of approximately 1000 ladies attended the programme.

An extensive Medical Check-up Camp by Army Doctors was organised on the occasion for the wives of all serving Army personnel of Delhi. A number of other cultural events were conducted including programmes on ‘Beti Bachao’ highlighting the menace of female infanticide. Lectures and talks by prominent speakers and specialists with the aim of sensitising the women about the modern-day lifestyle, adapting lifestyle for healthy living, gender issues, parenting in modern day environment, pregnancy related issues, home remedies for ailments including use of ayurveda and beauty related issues, were also conducted.

In order to increase awareness about prevalent problems of Diabetes, Anaemia, Osteoporosis, Cancer, etc in women, lectures by specialist doctors were also organised to educate the women about symptoms of these diseases for early diagnosis and cure.

Col Rohan Anand, SM
PRO (Army)

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