Tuesday, 26 July 2016

7th CPC Annual Increment – Two Dates for Grant of Increment

7th CPC Annual Increment – Two Dates for Grant of Increment

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 on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.

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Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report.
Accepted

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Dearness Allowance Calculation in 7th CPC Gazette Notification

Dearness Allowance Calculation in 7th CPC Gazette Notification

The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months. Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.

V. Dearness Allowance:


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Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue (Para 8.17.37 of the Report)
Accepted. The reference base for calculation of Dearness
Allowance after coming into force of the revised Pay structure shall undergo change accordingly and will be linked to the average index as on 01.01.2016.

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Unions walk out of EPF Trustees Meeting

Unions walk out of EPF Trustees Meeting

Unions walk out of EPF Trustees Meeting – “There is nothing such as unclaimed EPF money and the notification is illegal,” said AITUC secretary DL Sachdev.

Central trade union leaders on Tuesday walked out from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)’s central board of trustees meeting protesting a Finance Ministry notification allowing unclaimed PF money to be diverted towards a Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund.

The union leaders staged a walkout within an hour of the meeting.

“This is injustice to the workers. It’s our money. How can the government divert it to fund a so-called Fund?” said INTUC leader Ramen Pandey. All the union leaders gathered here and started demonstration in the parking area of the EPFO headquarters where the labour minister’s car was parked.

“There is nothing such as unclaimed EPF money and the notification is illegal,” said AITUC secretary DL Sachdev.

According to a Finance Ministry notification on March 18, deposits, unclaimed for over seven years, of EPF, PPF and small saving schemes such as Post Office Savings Accounts, Post Office Recurring Deposit Accounts and National Savings Certificates subscribers will be diverted towards setting up a Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund.

According to the rules, the concerned government office “shall try to contact” every account holder of the unclaimed deposits through written notice, e-mail or telephone at least two times in 60 days before transferring the amount to the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund. The Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund was announced in the last Budget.

Source: The Hindu

List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training

Seventh Pay Commission Gazette Notification


Annexure III
List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training

A (I). Upgradation other than Apex Level : 

Sl. No. Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay Grade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission
1 Junior Radiographer of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration (7.7.50) 2000 2800
2 Preservation Assistant, Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (11.16.19) 2000 2400
3 Senior Technical Assistant (Survey), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15) 4200 4600
4 Senior Technical Assistant (Drawing), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15) 4200 4600
5 Technical Officer, Office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textile
(11.49.9)
4200 4600
6 Assistant Director Grade-II (Technical), Ministry of Textile (11.49.9) 4600 4800
7 Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Division of Defence, Ministry of Defence (11.12.140) 4800 5400 (PB-2) on completion of 4 years service
8 Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83) 4800
9 Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83) 4800
10 Senior Inspector (Store Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83) 4800
11 Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124) 4200 4600
12 Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendent (CMS), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124) 4600 4800
13 Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist, Ministry of Railways (11.40.124) 4800 5400 (PB-2)

A (II) Up-gradation to Apex scale:

Sl. No. Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
1 Director General (Indian Coast Guard) (11.12.27)
2 Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (11.47.9)
3 Vice President of Income Tax Tribunal, Department of Legal Affairs (11.27.27)
4 Head, National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi (14.21)
5 Head, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune (14.21)
6 Head, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (14.21)

B. Cases  recommended  by  Seventh  Central  Pay  Commission  in  which  no  action  is  required :

Sl. No. Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay Grade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission Remarks
1 Agriculture Assistant, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400 2800 Posts do not exist
2 Gardner overseer, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400 2800
3 Group Level Worker, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400 2800
4 Extension Officer (Agriculture) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400 2800
5 Farm Manager Junior, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400 2800
6 Assistant Store Keeper, Indian Bureau of Mines
(11.49.9)
1900 2400 This post already exists in Grade Pay 2400

Source: egazette.nic.in

Recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission : Decision of the Government

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification - ANNEXURE II

Statement  showing  the  recommendations  of  the  Seventh  Central  Pay  Commission  on  Pay relating  to  Civilian  employees  in  Group  ‘A’,  ‘B’  and  ‘C’  and  personnel  of  All  India  Services  and Government’s decisions thereon.

Sl. No. Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of the Government
1 Minimum pay in government with effect from 01.01.2016 at Rs. 18000 per month (Para 4.2.13 of the Report) Accepted
2 Pay Matrix comprising two dimensions having horizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1, 2, 3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression”. These indicate the steps of annual financial progression (Para 5.1.21 of the Report) Accepted
3 On recruitment, an employee joins at a particular level and progresses within the level as per the vertical range. The movement is usually on an annual basis, based on annual increments till the time of their next promotion. (Para 5.1.22 of the Report) Accepted
4 The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. (Para 5.1.27 of the Report) Accepted
5 Pay of employees to be fixed in the revised Pay Structure in the manner laid down in Paras 5.1.28 and 5.1.29 of the Report. Accepted
6 In case of upgrading of posts recommended by the Commission, the pay may be fixed in revised Pay Structure in manner laid down in Para 5.1.30 of the Report. Accepted. The recommendation regarding downgrading not accepted and, therefore, no occasion for fixation on downgrading of posts.
7 Pay of direct recruits will start at the minimum pay corresponding to the Level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each Level in the Matrix (Para 5.1.32 of the Report) Accepted
8 On promotion, pay of employees to be fixed in the manner laid down in Para 5.1.33 of the Report. Accepted

II. Annual Increments:

Sl. No. Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of the Government
1 The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report. Accepted

III. Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme:

Sl. No. Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of the Government
1 MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next Level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. (Para 5.1.44 of the Report) Accepted
2 Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgrdation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report) Accepted
3 Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report) Accepted

  IV. Consolidated Pay package in Regulatory Bodies:

Sl. No. Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of the Government
1 Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,50,000 (Rupees Four Lakh and Fifty Thousand only) for Chairpersons of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report) Accepted
2 Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,00,000 (Rupees Four Lakh only) for Members of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report) Accepted
3 Consolidated pay package in above cases to be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. All other benefits, including Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on tour etc., to be provided by the Regulatory Bodies as per their rules and regulations. (Para No. 13.15 (ii) of the Report) Accepted
4 Normal replacement pay for existing Members of the remaining regulatory bodies set up under Acts of Parliament. (Para No. 13.15 (iii) of the Report) Accepted

  V. Dearness Allowance:


Sl. No. Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of the Government
1 Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue (Para 8.17.37 of the Report) Accepted

Source: egazette.nic.in

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification: PAY MATRIX

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification: PAY MATRIX

ORDER 

Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government  of  India,  State  Governments,  Administrations  of  Union  Territories  and  all  other concerned.

R.K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy. 
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FLASH NEWS: 7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification – Published

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification – Published in www.egazette.nic.in

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

RESOLUTION
New Delhi, the  25th July, 2016
No.  1-2/2016-IC
The  Seventh  Central  Pay  Commission  (Commission) was  set  up  by  the Government  of  India  vide  Resolution  No.  1/1/2013-E.III  (A),    dated  the  28th  February,  2014.  The period  for  submission  of  report  by  the  Commission  was  extended  upto  31st  December,  2015  vide Resolution   No.   1/1/2013-E.III(A),   dated   the   8th   September,   2015.   The   Commission,   on 19th  November,  2015,  submitted  its  Report  on  the  matters  covered  in  its  Terms  of Reference  as specified in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014.

2. The  Government,  after  consideration,  has  decided  to  accept  the  recommendations  of  the Commission in respect of the categories of employees covered in its Terms of Reference  contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014 in the manner as specified hereinafter.

3. The  Government  has  accepted  the  Commission’s  recommendations  on  Minimum  Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay without any  material  alteration  with  the  following  exceptions  in  Defence  Pay  Matrix  in  order  to  maintain parity in pay with Central Armed Police Forces, namely :-

(i) the  Index  of  Rationalisation  of  Level  13A  (Brigadier)  in  Defence  Pay  Matrix  may  be revised upward from 2.57 to 2.67;

(ii) additional  three  stages  in  Levels  12A  (Lieutenant  Colonel),  three  stages  in  Level  13 (Colonel)  and  two  stages  in  Level  13A  (Brigadier)  may  be  added  appropriately  in  the Defence Pay Matrix.


4. (1)  The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the notification of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure I in respect of civilian employees.

(2)    With  regard  to  fixation  of  pay  of  the  employee  in  the  new  Pay  Matrix  as  on  1st  day  of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee. 

(3)  After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above, the subsequent increments in the Level shall be at the immediate next Cell in the Level.

5. 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 on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.

6. The  Commission’s  recommendations  and  Government’s  decision  thereon  with  regard  to revised  pay  structure  for  civilian  employees  of  the  Central  Government  and  personnel  of  All  India Services  as  specified  at Annexure  I
  and  the  consequent  pay  fixation  therein  as  specified  at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1st day of January, 2016.  The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017.


7. The  recommendations  on  Allowances  (except  Dearness  Allowance)  will  be  referred  to  a Committee  comprising  Finance  Secretary  and  Secretary  (Expenditure)  as  Chairman  and  Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway  Board  as  Members.  The  Committee  will  submit  its  report  within  a  period  of  four  months. Till  a  final  decision  on  Allowances  is  taken  based on  the  recommendations  of  this  Committee,  all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.


8. The  recommendations  of  the  Commission  relating  to  interest  bearing  Advances  as  well  as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment,  Travelling  Allowance  for  family  of  deceased,  Travelling  Allowance  on  tour  or  transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.

9. The  recommendations  of  the  Commission  for  increase  in  rates  of  monthly  contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of  employees  has  not  been  accepted.  The  existing  rates  of  monthly  contribution  shall  continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees.

10. The  Government  has  accepted  the  recommendations  of  the  Commission  on  upgrading  of posts except for those specified at Annexure III. The recommendations on upgradation specified at Annexure  III  will  be  separately  examined  by  Department  of  Personnel  and  Training  for  taking  a comprehensive view in the matter.

11. The Government has not accepted the recommendations of the Commission on downgrading of posts and normal replacement will be provided in such cases.

12. While  revising  the  pay  of  Doctors  in  respect  of  whom  Non  Practicing  Allowance  is admissible and Railway employees in respect of whom Running Allowance is admissible, it will be ensured  that  the  actual  raise  in  pay  at  the  time  of  initial  fixation  is  about  14.29  percent  as recommended by the Commission.

13. The pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be protected and the difference in the pay will be given to them in the form of Personal Pay to be made effective from the date of notification.

14. Recommendations not relating to pay, pension and allowances and other administrative issues specific to departments/Cadres/Posts will be examined by the Ministries/Departments concerned as per the Allocation of Business Rules or Transaction of Business Rules. Until a decision is taken  by the  Government  on  administrative  issues  pertaining to  (i)  Non  Functional  Upgradation  (NFU) presently  admissible  to  the  Indian  Police  Service/Indian  Forest  Service  and  Organised  Group    ‘A’ Services,  (ii)  two  years’  edge  to  Indian  Administrative  Service  officers  vis-a-vis  other  All  India Services/Organised  Group    ‘A’  Services  in  empanelment  under  Central  Staffing  Scheme,  (iii)  grant of two additional increments at Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Selection Grade to  Indian  Police  Service  and  Indian  Forest  Service at  par  with  Indian  Administrative  Service  and Indian  Foreign  Service  (iv)  a  uniform  retirement  age  for  all  ranks  in  Central  Armed  Police  Forces, where the Commission could not arrive at a consensus, status quo shall be maintained.


15. A  Committee  of  Secretaries  comprising  Secretaries  of  Departments  of  Personnel  and Training, Financial Services and Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be set up to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National
 Pension System (NPS).

16. Anomalies  Committees  will  be  set  up  by  Department  of  Personnel  and  Training  to  examine individual,   post-specific   and   cadre-specific   anomalies   arising   out   of   implementation   of   the recommendations of the Commission.

17. Regarding  pay  and  related  issues  concerning  All  India  Services,  appropriate  action  will  be taken  by  Department  of  Personnel  and  Training  to  give  effect  to  the  decisions  on  these  matters  as may be applicable to them.

18.The  Government  of  India  wishes  to  place  on  record  their  appreciation  of  the  work  done  by the Commission.

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Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners: PCDA

Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners: PCDA

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension),
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No. 184
No. AT/Tech/70-XXIV
Dated: 06.06.2016
Sub: Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners.

Attention is drawn to RBI letter No. DGBA.GAD. N o. H-10975/45.05.031/2006-07 dated January 9, 2007 instructing all the agencies banks to issue pension slip to all the Armed Forces Personnel/Defence Civilian Pensioners including family pensioners at the commencement of pension and thereafter whenever there is a change in the quantum of pension. RBI’s above instruction was also forwarded by this office to all banks vide this office circular N o. 128 dt. 13.07.2007.

Besides above, whenever any circular was issued by this office after 6th CPC implementation, Pension Disbursing Agencies were requested to send intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension to this office in the format prescribed with the circular concerned. Pension Disbursing Agencies were simultaneously requested to provide invariably a copy of the said format to the pensioner concerned. A brief details of circulars issued and format prescribed for intimation of revision to be carried out by PDA to this office as well as pensioners is given below.
Sl.No.Circular No. & dateProforma
1. 397 dt.18.11.2008 Annexure –IV
2.430 dt.10.03.2010Annexure C
3.501 dt. 17.01.2013 Annexure D
4.502 dt. 17.01.2013Annexure C
5.555 dt. 04.02.2016Annexure B
6.57 dt. 17.09.2008 Annexure-II

However, it has been brought to the notice of this office that Pension Disbursing Agencies are not providing the details of revised pension/family pension to the pensioners/family pensioners. Thereby due to lack of knowledge pensioners are not sure about correctness of the amount of the arrears being paid to them and most of them have a sense of suspicion against the revision.

To overcome above suspicion, it is requested that an explanatory sheet as per the enclosed format may be provided to all defence pensioners/family pensioners invariably.
(Abhishek Singh)
Asst.CDA (P)
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Frequently Observed Shortcomings in TA / DA Claims

Frequently Observed Shortcomings in TA / DA Claims

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers)
TRANSPORTATION WING

FREQUENTLY OBSERVED SHORTCOMINGS IN TA/DA CLAIMS

I TEMP DUTY CLAIMS
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II PMT DUTY
II PMT DUTY TA DA CG Employees

III LTC Claims
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