Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Here’s how the 7th Pay Commission can affect your pay, most likely from August 2016!

Here’s how the 7th Pay Commission can affect your pay, most likely from August 2016!


The 7th pay commission has everything to make a central government employee happy and satisfied! The Commission is most likely to decide on a 30% hike on the basic pay. The minimum basic monthly salary recommended by the Commission was Rs 18000 and a 30% hike will make it to Rs 23500!

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice AK Mathur (Vivek Rae, retired IAS Officer; Rathin Roy, economist and Meena Agarwal, Secretary of the Commission are some of the other members of the Commission) had submitted its report to the Finance Minister earlier this year in the month of January. The Commission had suggested several recommendations like 23.55% increase in the pay and allowance, 24% hike for pensioners and OROP (One Rank One Pension) for central government employees and paramilitary personnel.

The exact decision of the Commission is impending. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (13 member secretary level Committee to review the recommendation of the Pay Commission) is likely to make comparisons between the recommendations of the 7th pay commission and the comments from various stakeholders on the 7th Pay Commission. An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry to work as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

A Layman’s Guide to Pay Commission

Pay Commission has been set up by the Government of India, since Independence. The Commission is involved in giving recommendations regarding the salary structure of the Central government employees working in the civil and military divisions. Till date seven pay commissions have been set up for the same purpose.

The announcement for the 7th pay Commission was made on 04 February 2014. While Justice AK Mathur was the head of the Commission, other notable members included Vivek Rae, Dr. Rathin Roy and Meena Agarwal.

What will be the lowest and highest basic salary under 7th Pay Commission?

Under 7th Pay Commission the lowest and highest basic salary are Rs 18000 and Rs 250000, respectively. However the 30% hike will round the figures to Rs 23500 and Rs 325000 respectively. The figures reveal the drastic difference between the salary structure of the 7th Pay Commission with that of the 6th Pay Commission.

When is it likely to be implemented?

As mentioned above, the decision regarding implementation of the 30% hike is impending. However as per the latest reports it is likely to be implemented in August 2016.

What are the other salient features of the 7th Pay Commission?

* Annual increment has been hiked to 3%.
* HRA has been increased to 27%, 18% and 9%, if the DA crosses 50%; and further revision to 30%, 20% and 10%, when DA crosses 100%.
* Introduction of Health Insurance Scheme replacing the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).
* Introduction of OROP pension scheme for defence personnel
* Child Care Leave to be granted at 100% of salary for first 365 days and at 80% for next 365 days. CCL to be granted for single male parents.

The 7th Pay Commission is going to benefit near about 45 lakh Central government employees and almost 52 lakh pensioners.

Source : jagranjosh

Grants-in-aid for the year 2016-2017 to the Central Government Employees Resident Welfare Associations – Submission of Accounts for the year 2015- 2016

Grants-in-aid for the year 2016-2017 to the Central Government Employees Resident Welfare Associations – Submission of Accounts for the year 2015- 2016

No. 7/01/2016 – Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*******
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 22nd June, 2016
To
The Secretaries of the Grantee,
Central Government Employee,
Resident Welfare Association,
(As per list)

Subject: Grants-in-aid for the year 2016-2017 to the Central Government Employees Resident Welfare Associations – Submission of Accounts for the year 2015- 2016 regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training has been sanctioning Grants-in-aid to the eligible recognized Residents Welfare Associations formed by the Central Government Employees in residential colonies to enable them to meet a part of their expenditure on the welfare activities, programmes during the financial year. The recognized Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations II eligible to receive grants-in-aid may please send a request to this effect to this Department in the prescribed proformae.

2. The recognized Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations are requested to send their request keeping in view the following guidelines:-
a. Central Government employees and employees of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Supreme Court, High Court, UPSC, Statutory and Autonomous bodies and Delhi Administration shall qualify for regular membership of an Association in respect of the grants-in-aid from the Department of Personnel & Training subject to fulfillment of conditions as lajd in para (b) to (h) of clause II (2) of the O.M. No. 5/8/20 13-Welfare dated 3′ June, 2014.

b. Grants-in-aid admissible will be subject to an upper ceiling of Rs. 10,000/during a financial year.

c. Consolidated accounts for the previous financial year may be provided in Annexure ‘A’ signed by the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Internal Auditor.

d. A complete list of all the members showing their names, residential address, official  designation and address as on 31.03.2016 may be submitted as in Annexure ‘B’.

e. All the vouchers relating to each head of expenditure as appearing in Annexure ‘A’ should be maintained by the Association, so as to verify the expenditure as and when needed.

f. The Stock Register maintained by the Association as audited and certified by the Internal Auditor after physical verification should be maintained by the Association. The Department of Personnel & Training may verify the Stock Register as and when required. Similarly, the inventory of articles should also be maintained.

g. A copy of the minutes of the General Body meeting wherein the accounts of the Association and other activities thereof for the previous year have been approved may be submitted (Annexure ‘L’).

h. Utilization Certificate in respect of the grants-in-aid provided by this Department and information regarding assets acquired wholly or substantially funded from the grant may also be furnished as per proforma in Annexure ‘G’ and ‘H’ respectively. The Association who have not received grants-in-aid for the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 may submit Utilization Certificate for the previous year. However, the newly formed Associations need to submit Utilization Certificate indicating ‘Nil’ along with the Accounts for the year 2015-16.

i. A report on the activities of the Association with reference to the Annual Action Plan as provided in Clause 7 of the Rules and Regulations framed under the Model Constitution may also be provided (Annexure ‘K’).

j. A certificate regarding expenditure on Swach Bharat Mission may also be provided (Annexure ‘M’).
3. It may be noted that even if the Association is not keen to obtain further grants-in-aid from the Government, it shall have to render full and satisfactory accounts of the grants taken in the past. In case any Association fails to get grants-in-aid for any reason for two consecutive years, such Association will stand derecognized.

4. CGER WAs are requested to send their request complete in all respect, in the prescribed proformae, to DoPT preferably by 31.08.2016 for further necessary action in the matter.

Note: Incomplete Accounts for the year 2015-16, for receiving the grants-in-aid for the year 2016-17, will not be entertained by this Department.
Yours faithfully
(G. S. Arora)
Chief Welfare Officer (RWA)
DOPT Circular

7th Pay Commission implementation: Government says amount allocated to manage impact

7th Pay Commission implementation: Government says amount allocated to manage impact

Speculations are rife as Centre to take decision on 7th Pay Commission report implementation as around 47 lakh Central Government employees working in various sectors await their salary hike, which will have implications for government finances and inflation.

At a time when there are no conclusive increase in the private sector spending yet and the government also losing the benefits of low oil prices, it is facing a tough challenge in keeping up with the spending in public sector.

Reacting to a query, Finance secretary Ashok Lavasa said that a certain amount has been allocated to manage the impact of the pay commission award. But to speculate whether the amount is adequate enough, would be too early and premature.

Sources say, for this fiscal year the provision for hounouring the pay panel’s award is about Rs 54,000 crore whereas the outgo is estimated to be Rs 74,000 crore. Lavasa refused to comment on that saying no one knows as to what extent the government will accept the 7th Pay Commissions report.

Source : Financial Express

Cabinet approves special package for employment generation and promotion of exports in Textile and Apparel sector

Cabinet approves special package for employment generation and promotion of exports in Textile and Apparel sector

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for a special package for employment generation and promotion of exports in Textile and Apparel sector.
The move comes in the backdrop of the package of reforms announced by the Government for generation of one crore jobs in the textile and apparel industry over next 3 years. The package includes a slew of measures which are labour friendly and would promote employment generation, economies of scale and boost exports. The steps will lead to a cumulative increase of US$ 30 bn. in exports and investment of Rs. 74,000 crores over next 3 years.

The majority of new jobs are likely to go to women since the garment industry employs nearly 70% women workforce. Thus, the package would help in social transformation through women empowerment.

Salient features of the package announced are:

A. Employee Provident Fund Scheme Reforms
  • Govt. of India shall bear the entire 12% of the employers’ contribution of the Employers Provident Fund Scheme for new employees of garment industry for first 3 years who are earning less than Rs. 15,000 per month.
  • At present, 8.33% of employer’s contribution is already being provided by Government under Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY). Ministry of Textiles shall provide additional 3.67% of the employer’s contribution amounting to Rs. 1,170 crores over next 3 years.
  • EPF shall be made optional for employees earning less than Rs. 15,000 per month
  • This shall leave more money in the hands of the workers and also promote employment in the formal sector.
B. Increasing overtime caps
  • Overtime hours for workers not to exceed 8 hours per week in line with ILO norms.
  • This shall lead to increased earnings for the workers
C. Introduction of fixed term employment
  • Looking to the seasonal nature of the industry, fixed term employment shall be introduced for the garment sector
  • A fixed term workman will be considered at par with permanent workman in terms of working hours, wages, allowance and other statutory dues.
D. Additional incentives under ATUFS
  • The package breaks new ground in moving from input to outcome based incentives by increasing subsidy under Amended-TUFS from 15% to 25% for the garment sector as a boost to employment generation.
  • A unique feature of the scheme will be to disburse the subsidy only after the expected jobs are created.
E. Enhanced duty drawback coverage
  • In a first of its kind move, a new scheme will be introduced to refund the state levies which were not refunded so far.
  • This move is expected to cost the exchequer Rs 5500 crores but will greatly boost the competitiveness of Indian exports in foreign markets.
  • Drawback at All Industries Rate to be given for domestic duty paid inputs even when fabrics are imported under Advance Authorization Scheme
F. Enhancing scope of Section 80JJAA of Income Tax Act
  • Looking at the seasonal nature of garment industry, the provision of 240 days under Section 80JJAA of Income Tax Act would be relaxed to 150 days for garment industry
PPT on Textile and Apparel Sector Reform Package 

Government Doctors Meet Arun Jaitley, Demand Review Of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations

Government Doctors Meet Arun Jaitley, Demand Review Of 7th Pay Commission Recommendation


New Delhi: Government doctors have met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and demanded revision of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Representatives of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) and JACSDO (Joint Action Council of Service Doctor Organisation) met Mr Jaitley on Monday and put forward their demands saying, the recommendations are “discriminating to doctors”.

“The Minister listened to our issues patiently and attentively. He was appraised especially for NPA issue. He showed his concern about our salary being relatively reduced by 7 CPC.

“He assured us that our representation is being directed to Secretary Expenditure for re-evaluation. He also assured, if any concern still remains pending in the matter of NPA (and other issues), it shall be scrutinised and considered by forthcoming ‘Anomalies Committee’ which shall be appointed hereafter,” said FORDA in a statement issued on Tuesday.

FORDA and JACSDO have strongly been opposing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and have written to the Prime Minister and Health Minister.

“When the 7th CPC was constituted we doctors were very hopeful that our demands will be looked after, which is increasing Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) to 40 per cent from existent 25 per cent, instead it has been reduced to 20 per cent.

“The basic pay and NPA were merged together while calculating House Rental Allowance (HRA) earlier, but this has now been omitted and HRA will be calculated only with basic pay resulting in less than the desired salary,” said FORDA President Dr Pankaj Solanki.

The doctor’s body also demanded uniform pay scales, night shift allowances which currently exists for nursing staff in government hospitals and the formulation of a uniform central residency scheme for the resident doctors of India.

FORDA is an umbrella organisation of 15,000 resident doctors across 41 government hospitals in the capital.

JACSDO represents 11 organised and unorganised Central Health Services (CHS), Indian Railway Medical Services (IRMS), Indian Ordinance Health Services (IOHS), MCD, NDMC, Delhi administration and ESIC. (PTI)

Source : NDTV

Ministry of Railways Observes The International Day of Yoga

Ministry of Railways Observes The International Day of Yoga

Ministry of Railways organised the International Day of Yoga today on 21st June, 2016 in Rail Bhawan as per the direction of the Ministry of AYUSH.

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu participated in the Yoga session along with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandra Babu Naidu, on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga at Vijayawada.

A Yoga session was organized at Rail Bhawan headquarters in new Delhi by engaging Shri Chakardhar Kushwaha, Yoga Instructor of the Morarji Desai National Institute of yoga, New Delhi. This event was attended by Railway Board officials including Chairman Railway Board Shri A. K. Mital and other Board Members.

International Yoga day was also observed in the entire Indian Railway System which included zonal Railway Headquarters, Division Railway Headquarter, Production Unit Headquarters, Railway Training Institutes and Centres, and all other Railway establishments.

Source: PIB

Schedule of Training to be Imparted to Nodal Officer/CPIO/FAA of various Public Authorities under Central Govt. Ministries/Departments for Alignment with DOPTs RTIMIS Web Portal.


Schedule of Training to be Imparted to Nodal Officer/CPIO/FAA of various Public Authorities under Central Govt. Ministries/Departments for Alignment with DOPTs RTIMIS Web Portal

SL.
NO
Ministry/ Department Date on which training is to be imparted Number of Public Authorities under the Ministry
1. Power 27.06.2016 11
2. Civil Aviation 28.06.2016 10
3. Steel 29.06.2016 10
4. Petroleum & Natural Gas 30.06.2016 16
5. Railways 04.07.2016 17
6. Revenue 07.07.2016
08.07.2016
94
7. Financial Services (Insurance Companies) 12.07.2016 4
8. Financial Services (PSB) 14
9. Financial Services (PSB) 13.07.2016 13
10. Health & Family Welfare 14.07.2016 16
11. Health & Family Welfare 15.07.2016 15
12. HRD (Indian Institute of Technology) 18.07.2016 19
13. HRD (UGC) Central Universities 19.07.2016 22
14. HRD (Indian Institute of Management) 20.07.2016 15
15. HRD (UGC) Central Universities 21.07.2016 22
16. Regulatory Bodies 22.07.2016 06
17. Environment, Forests & Climate Change 25.07.2016 27
TOTAL 331

 Note: contact- resource person: Mr. Piyush Kanal, Sr. Management Associate, Project Monitoring Unit, Room No. 384, 3rd  floor, DoP&T Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Ph. # 011-24648977/78

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Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs

Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs.

Most Immediate Out Today
F.No.325/10/2015-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st June, 2016
MEETING NOTICE

Subject: Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 10.12.2015 & 10.06.2016 on the above subject, wherein comments were sought from concerned Ministries/Departments on the report of the committee chaired by AS(S&V), DoPT, for reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances of CVOs in CPSEs etc. However, no comments have been received, so far, till date. It is, therefore, once again requested to furnish the same at the earliest, latest by 22.06.2016 positively.

2. As the matter is being reviewed at higher level, a meeting has also been scheduled to be held at 10.30 a.m. on 23.06.2016 in the conference Room No. 190 of DoPT, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, DoPT to discuss & finalize the matter.

3. It is, therefore, requested to depute an officer at the level of JS/Director, who is well conversant with the subject matter, alongwith the required input, if not already furnished, for the said meeting on the scheduled date & time.
(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (AVD-III)
Tel. No. 23092755

Finance Ministry to review domestic black money window

Finmin to review domestic black money window

New Delhi: With the first month nearing completion, the Finance Ministry will hold a high-level meeting to review the ambitious one-time compliance window that has been announced by the government to declare domestic black money.

The review meeting, scheduled later this week, will be chaired by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia with CBDT members and they will be talking to all the nodal Principal Commissioners of Income Tax department of the scheme in the country, and officials said the “strategies” and action points for the successful implementation of the window called the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) will be discussed.

They said some other issues related to human resource management of the department will also be discussed in the same meeting.

The IDS was opened by the government on June 1 and will be in force till September 30.

Due taxes have to be paid by November 30 by the declarants.

Under the compliance window, income as declared by the eligible persons, would be taxed at the rate of 45 per cent which is 30 per cent plus a ‘Krishi Kalyan Cess’ of 25 per cent on the taxes payable and a penalty at the rate of 25 per cent of the taxes payable on the income declared.

The scheme was announced by the government with an aim to squeeze out black money from the domestic economy.

The government had come out with a similar scheme for Indians holding undisclosed income abroad last year.

The current scheme will apply to undisclosed income, in the form of investment in assets or otherwise, pertaining to Financial Year 2015-16 or earlier.

The declarations under the IDS can either be made online on the official e-filing website of the IT department or before the various regional principal commissioners.

PTI

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