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Latest news on One Rank One Pension : In future pension would be re-fixed every 5 year

Latest news on One Rank One Pension : In future pension would be re-fixed every 5 year

Implementation of One Rank One Pension

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP). The details are as follows:

1. The benefit will be given with effect from 1st July, 2014.

2. Pension will be re-fixed for pre 1.7.2014 pensioners retiring in the same rank and with the same length of service as the average of minimum and maximum pension drawn by the retirees in the year 2013. Those drawing pensions above the average will be protected.

3. The benefit would also be extended to family pensioners including war widows and disabled pensioners.

4. Personnel who opt to get discharged henceforth on their own request under Rule 13(3) 1(i)(b), 13(3) 1(iv) or Rule 16B of the Army Rule. 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively.

5. Arrears will be paid in four half-yearly instalments. However, all the family pensioners including those in receipt of Special/Liberalized family pension and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.

6. In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 year.

7. Constitution of Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, Retd. Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 14.12.2015 which will give its report in six months on the references made by the Government of India.

The implementation of OROP will result in enhanced pension for the pensioners/family pensioners of Defence Forces. The setting up of the Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy will help in the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of OROP order dated 7.11.2015.

Financial implications on account of grant of OROP including Pre-Matured Retirees (PMR) cases would be Rs. 10925.11 crore for payment of arrears and annual financial implication would be Rs. 7488.7 crore. Till 31st March, 2016, 15.91 lakh pensioners have been given the first instalment of OROP, which amounts to Rs. 2,861 crore. Information is being gathered for processing on priority basis, the cases of 1.15 lakh pensioners after filling in the gaps of information such as the length of service being assessed, etc.

Source: PIB

One Rank One Pension – Nipping 7th CPC Anomalies In The Bud

The following questions arises from the recommendations of the 7th pay commission in relation to pensions of pre 01 January 2016 retirees of the defence services.

One Rank One Pension – Nipping 7th CPC Anomalies In The Bud – It may be fitting for services HQs and veterans associations to take up these specific issues for rationalization.

one rank one pension The following questions arises from the recommendations of the 7th pay commission in relation to pensions of pre 01 January 2016 retirees of the defence services.

@ Para 10.2.87 (i) of the recommendations mentions “Pay Band and Grade Pay” as a means of first “fixing” at minimum level in the 7 CPC matrix for calculating notional pay of pre 01 Jan 2016 defence retirees. But retirees of pre 01 Jan 2006 era only had a pay-scale and no grade pay to identify with the “levels” of the 7 CPC matrix. How will pre 01 Jan 2006 retirees fix their notional pay in the matrix as Grade Pay and Pay-Bands were introduced only after 01 Jan 2006 by VI CPC?

@ Then, the same para goes on to recommend that a retiree should add the number of increments “earned” in that level for arriving at the notional pay. Does that mean the increments actually granted or the number of increments from the last pay drawn counting back to the lowest stage of the pay-scale in which a pre 01 Jan 2006 retiree retired?

@ Para 10.2.86 (ii) of the 7 CPC recommendations provides an alternate calculation, viz., of multiplying by 2.57 the pension fixed at time of implementation of VI CPC. But pensioners are already drawing OROP pension with DR at 125%. Thus 2.25 X OROP pension presently being drawn is likely to be higher than the 2.57 X VI CPC pension recommended by 7 CPC. Does that mean 7 CPC will provide a negligible increase, if any, in pensions of defence retirees?

@ To take an example, if five increments plus two stagnation increments actually earned by a Lt Col (or equivalent) who retired with, say, 28 to 30 years of service in August 2004 are put in the matrix at “index” of 7, his notional pay will correspond to a Lt Col of post 01 Jan 2006/01 Jan 2016 era with 13+7=20 years of service i.e. 10 years less than the 2004 Lt Col. Even if the Aug 2004 Lt Col retiree is eligible to count total increments on the pay-scale of 13500-400-17100 down from his last pay (with stagnation increments) of 17900/-, the number of increments comes to 12. If that is put in the matrix, in level 12-A, the Lt Col’s notional pay would be fixed at index 12 which corresponds to a current Lt Col with 13+12=25 years of service, which will be about 4 to 5 years less than the actual service put in by the 2004 retiree. Does the 7 CPC intend to do away with the “equal service” clause of OROP in this fashion?

It may be fitting for services HQs and veterans associations to take up these specific issues for rationalization.

New date of release of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) (Base 2004-05=100) for March 2016

New date of release of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) (Base 2004-05=100) for March 2016

Ministry of Commerce & Industry
06-April, 2016

In view of declaration of holiday on 14th April 2016 on account of birthday of Dr. B.R Ambedkar by Government of India, in exercise of power conferred by section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881), vide Office Memorandum no. 12/6/2016-JCA-2 dated 21st April 2016 by Department of Personal and Training, it is informed that the WPI for March 2016 will be released on 18th April 2016 instead of 14th April 2016.

PIB

Long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT during 2016-17

F.No.12037/41/2015-FTC
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Block No. IV, 3rd Floor, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi-67 Dated 06.04.2016
To
1. The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/ UTs.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Subject: Long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT during 2016-17 – reg.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 23.03.2016 on the above mentioned subject and to say that the last date for application by officers and the last date for finalisation of applications by nodal authorities have been extended to 20.04.2016 and 30.04.2016 respectively. The other conditions of the letter remain unchanged.
Yours faithfully,
(Deepika Lohia Aran)
Dy. Secretary to the Govt. of India
Circular

Setting up of Search Committees/Search-cum-Selection Committee

No. AB-14017/11/2004-Estt(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G.-& Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
* **
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 6th April, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Setting up of Search Committees/Search-cum-Selection Committee.

The guidelines on constitution of Search Committees for posts in Government and Search-cum-Selection Committees for posts in autonomous organizations have been issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 30thJuly, 2007 and amended vide OM of even number dated 21 st October, 2015. As per the extant guidelines, the Ministries/Departments have to constitute the Search Committee/Search-cum-selection Committee as per the instructions contained in DoPT OM dated 30.7.2007 with the approval of their Minister-in-Charge and thereafter the composition of the Search-cum Selection Committee needs to be approved by DoPT.

2. The proposal to simplify the procedure for approval of constitution of Search Committee/Search-cum-selection Committee is under consideration. In the meantime it has been decided that Ministries/Departments may submit their proposal for constitution of Search Committee/Search-cum-selection Committee through e-mail. The proposals may be sent to jsest@nic.in and dire 1 -dopt (&,nic.in. Concurrence to the proposal would be communicated to the Ministries/Departments in seven working days, through e-mail. While sending proposals, the Ministries/Departments may enclose the checklist as attached.
( G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-1)

Check-List

Please confirm if : 
1. The post for which the Search-cum-Selection Committee is being constituted is outside of the purview of UPSC.
2. The post is in Pay Band-4, Rs. 37400-67000/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- and above.
3. The Members who are being nominated to the Search-cum-Selection Committee are atleast one level above the post to which recruitment is being made.
4. The Committee consists of not more than 5 members including the Chairperson.
5. The Committee consists of Members having expertise in the relevant field of specialization. At least half the number of such experts should be from outside the Department.
6. The Composition has the approval of Minister-in-Charge of the Administrative Ministry/ Department.
7. Antecedents of the Experts who are being nominated to the Committee is enclosed .

Circular

Government job aspirants may not have to give non-creamy layer proof

Government job aspirants may not have to give non-creamy layer proof

There may be no need for production of multiple non-creamy layer certificates for candidates belonging to Other Backward Class (OBC) seeking reservation in government jobs and instead they can provide self-attested photocopy of such documents, as per new rules being considered by the Centre.

Every candidate seeking reservation in central government posts and services as OBC candidate is required to submit a certificate confirming his or her status and also produce non-creamy layer status certificate.

“The appointing authorities would accept production of self-attested photo copy of the non-creamy layer certificate, subject to verification of the original non-creamy layer certificate, as is the practice being followed for verification of other original documents,” the Personnel Ministry has proposed.

It has sought comments from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Higher Education, Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission on this proposal.

It has also sought feedback on a new format for issue of non-creamy layer certificate suggested by National Commission of Backward Classes.

The non-creamy layer certificate would be applicable to OBC candidates who are covered under income or wealth test criterion. The income limit is decided on the basis of income earned during three previous financial years preceding the year of appointment, the Personnel Ministry has said.

To illustrate, the validity of non-creamy layer certificate issued during any month of the financial year 2016-17 covering three preceding financial years is accepted by the authorities concerned for any appointments or recruitments which would be valid during the period April 2016 to March 2017, it has proposed.

PTI

Modernization of Service Book

Modernization of Service Book

F.No.21011/ 15/ 2010-Estt.(Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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New Delhi, 5th April, 2016.
 Office Memorandum

Subject: Modernization of Service Book

The undersigned is directed to state that there is a proposal to modernize the Service Book to make it user friendly. The proposed format of the Service Book is annexed herewith.

2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to offer the comments, if any, within 15 days of this O.M.

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28th SCOVA Intimation regarding Date and Time


F. No. 42/05/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi -110003
Date: 4th April, 2016
To
All the Pensioners Associations included in SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject:-28th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

Intimation regarding Date and Time
Sir/Madam,

In continuation to this Department OM of even no. dated 22.02.2016 regarding holding of 28th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP), the date and time of the meeting is indicated below:-

Date:- 16th May, 2016 (Monday) Time:- 11 am

2. Venue of the meeting will be intimated soon. Because of the constraint of space only one representative may attend the above said meeting. It is requested that that the name of the member nominated to attend the said meeting may kindly be sent to the undersigned.

3. Only one outstation member will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with rules/instructions. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA as per their last entitlement on retirement. Therefore, members are requested to bring copy of their PPOs for determining the entitlement of TA/DA claims. However, for journey above 1000 kms, TA/DA to non-official members will be regulated as per this Department’s OM no. 42/11/2014-P&PW(G) dated 19.05.2014.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.
Yours faithfully
(Sujasha Choudhary)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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