Friday, 29 July 2016

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — filing of Returns by public servants - extension of last date - regarding

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — filing of Returns by public servants - extension of last date - regarding

No. 407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP)
Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — filing of Returns by public servants - extension of last date - regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OMs No.407/12/2014- AVD. IV(B) dated 12th April, 2016, No. 407/02/2016-AVD. IV(Lokpal) dated 24th June, 2016 and No. 407/02/2016- AVD. IV(Lokpal) dated 4th July, 2016 as also

Secretary(Personnel)'s D.O. letter No. 407/12/2014- AVD. IV(B) vol. III dated 5th July, 2016 OM addressed to all Secretaries, regarding the furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

2. In this regard, it is stated that the last date for furnishing of declaration/information/annual return as on 01.08.2014, 31.03.2015 and 31.03.2016 relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 has been extended upto 31st December, 2016. Formal amendments to the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 have been notified and uploaded on the website of this Department, i.e., http://persmin.nic.in/DOPT.asp.

3. Now the timelines for filing these returns are as follows:-
i. The first return of assets and liabilities as on 1st August, 2014 - on or before the 31st December, 2016.
ii. The annual return of assets and liabilities as on 31st March, 2015 - on or before the 31st December, 2016.
iii. The annual return of assets and liabilities as on 31st March, 2016 should be filed on or before 31st December, 2016.
(Rakesh Kumar)
Director
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NC JCM insists to setting up High Level Committee to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor

NC JCM insists to setting up High Level Committee to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor

Secretary Staff Side writes to Home Minister for early redressal of Minimum pay and Fitment factor issues

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/7th CPC/2016
Dated: 26th July 2016
Shri Rajnath Singh,
Hon’ble Minister for Home Affairs,
(Government of India)
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110 001
Respected Sir,
We solicit your kind attention towards the discussion we had with your goodself on 30.06.2016, wherein Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, and Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, were also present.

In the background of issuance of the Notification by the Government of India today (26.07.2016) to give effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC as per 29th June, 2016 Cabinet decision, we request you to expedite action for setting up the proposed “High Level Committee” to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor as was promised in the 30th June, 2016 meeting, which paved way for deferment of “Indefinite strike” which was commenced to be held from 11th July 2016.

We shall be grateful, if necessary orders are issued for setting up the said committee without further delay.
With Kind Regards!
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side) NC/JCM & Convener
Source: NC JCM Staff Side

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

RBE No : 83/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)
No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/13
New Delhi, Dated 11.07.2016

Subject: Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement

The provision regarding verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement already exists in Rule 47 of Railway Service (pension) Rules, 1993. However, a copy of instruction issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP & PW) vide their O.M No. 1/19/2013-P&PW (E) dated 16.09.2015 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. The Rule 32 of CCS (pension) Rules mentioned in the said O.M. corresponds to Rule 47 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

2. Please acknowledge receipt.
Sd/-
(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director, Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

Finmin Orders regarding Fixation of Pay and Arrears as per the 7th CPC

Finmin Orders regarding Fixation of Pay and Arrears as per the 7th CPC

Pay-Arrears-as-per-7th-CPC

Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions

7th CPC fixation of pay and payment of arrears —instructions- regarding.

No.1-5/2016-IC
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Finance/ Vitaa mantralaya
Department of Expenditure /Vyaya Vibhag
(Implementation Cell, 7th CPC)
Room No. 214, The Ashok
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016, bringing out the decisions of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as well as the consequent promulgation of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, notified vide G.S.R No. 721(E) dated 25th July, 2016 regarding fixation of pay in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 and to say the provisions governing such fixation of pay have been clearly enunciated in the said Rules.

2. Accordingly, in pursuance of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, appropriate necessary action to fix the pay of the employees covered thereunder in the revised pay structure needs to be carried out forthwith in accordance with the provisions contained therein. In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed at Annexure. The statement of fixation of pay in revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the Service Book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post-check.

3. The revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01.2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016. The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

4. The decision on the revised rates and the date of effect of all Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such Allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued on 25.07.2016

5. The contributions under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders.

6. The existing system on interest free advances for medical treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall continue as hitherto.

7. The arrears as accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment of salary for the month of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay. DDOs/PAOs shall ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

8. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl of the arrears claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

9. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to over payments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore, the Drawing & Disbursing Officers should make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof.

10. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

11. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement of arrears should be completed immediately.
sd/-
(R.K.Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants on or before 31st December, 2016 - regarding

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants on or before 31st December, 2016 - regarding
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016.

G.S.R.747(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (m) of sub-section (2) of section 59 read with section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Second Amendment Rules,2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, in rule 3, in sub-rule (2),-
(a) in the first proviso, for the words and figures "on or before the 31st day of July, 2016", the words and figures "on or before the 31st day of December, 2016" shall be substituted;
(b) in the second proviso, for the words and figures " on or before the 31st day of July, 2016", the words and figures "on or before the 31st day of December, 2016" shall be substituted;
(c) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
"Provided also that the public servants who have filed declarations, information and annual returns of property under the provisions of the rules applicable to such public servants, shall file the revised declarations, information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 30 day of March, 2016, to the competent authority on or before the 31 m day of December, 2016."
[ F.No.407/16/2016-AVD-IV(LP)]
JISHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note:-The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E), dated the 14th July, 2014 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers G.S.R. 638(E), dated the 8th September, 2014, G.S.R. 918(E), dated the 26th December, 2014, G.S.R. 322(E), dated the 27th April, 2015, G.S.R. 536(E), dated the 3rd July, 2015, G.S.R. 776(E), dated the 12th October, 2015 and G.S.R. 414(E), dated the 11th April, 2016.

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Deadline for central government employees to declare assets extended

Deadline for central government employees to declare assets extended

New Delhi: Central government employees and NGOs receiving government funds now need not declare their assets by the deadline of July 31 as Parliament today approved an amendment in the Lokpal Act to extend the timeline.

The amendment to Section 44 of the Lokpal Act was approved by voice vote by the Rajya Sabha today, a day after the Lok Sabha did the same.

While moving the bill to amend the Lokpal Act for consideration of the House, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said it is an immediate necessity and the provision will be examined in detail by a Parliamentary Standing Committee which will possibly submit its report before next session of Parliament.
During a brief discussion, the Opposition asked the government to adopt this law without any dilution.
Naresh Agrawal of Samajwadi Party said he was opposed to the Lokpal Act as this is not good for democracy and constitution. “Can the country’s Prime Minister be dishonest and Lokpal be honest,” he asked.

Replying to the concerns raised by the members, Singh said: “There is no intention to dilute or to delay the Lokpal Act. The government is committed to implement this law in letter and spirit”.

He also said the message should not go out that members of this House have joined hands to prevent declaration of their assets.

“Under the People Representation Act, what we declare is more than enough, regardless of the fact that we have Lokpal Act or not,” Singh said, adding that exercise to amend this Act has been done in good faith and is only to extend the deadline with only two days left. It gives relief to 50 lakh government employees.

The amendment pertains to Section 44 of the Lokpal Act which deals with declaration of assets and provision of making the assets public, he said.

As per the rules notified under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns pertaining to his assets and liabilities as well as for his spouse and dependent children on March 31 every year or on or before July 31 of that year.

In April, the government had extended the date of filing returns by public servants from April 15 to July 31. This is the fifth extension in the deadline since the Act came into force in January 2014.

As per rules, organisations receiving more than Rs 1 crore in government grants and donations above Rs 10 lakh from abroad fall under the ambit of Lokpal.

PTI

7th Pay Commission HRA & other allowances need be revised at the earliest – Confederation

7th Pay Commission HRA & other allowances need be revised at the earliest – Confederation

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State

The date of effect of allowances

Comrades,
The Central Government employees are always be cheated in respect of date of implementation of allowances especially on HRA , from past twenty years it is observed that these allowances are issued from a later date in 5th CPC case it was issued after 20 months , in case of 6th CPC it was issued after 32 months , in 7th CPC we hoped it will be issued in 7 months , but it was not the case , now it is likely to be issued only after 12 months . There by causing financial loss to the employees, the cost of living index is going up every month, but the allowances especially the HRA is not issued from the date of effect of the pay commission.

The following are the facts :

The Fifth Central Pay Commission was set up by the Government of India by Resolution No. 5(12)/E. III/93 dated 9th April, 1994. The Commission submitted on the 30th January, 1997. The revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, was effective from 1st day of August, 1997 instead of 1st January 1996.

The Government constituted the Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Resolution No. 5/2/2006-E.III(A) dated October 5, 2006. and Gazette Notification for implementation of 6th CPC was issued on 29th August 2008, all allowances were issued effective from 1st August 2008 instead of 1st January 2006.
In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, Government of India has appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The Gazette Notification for implementation of 7th CPC was issued on 25th July 2016 (without allowances) , all allowances are likely to be issued from 1st December 2016 instead of instead of 1st January 2016 after a committee headed by the Finance Secretary gives its report .
The present HRA and other allowances as per 6th CPC is totally insufficient, the cost of housing has gone up drastically and cost of living has gone up hence urgent need to revise the HRA and other allowances , we hope the Government to review the allowances at the earliest, so that the Central Government employees will get the enhanced allowances especially HRA from 1st July 2016 as per earlier practices.
Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Government ignored 7th CPC recommendation of CGEGIS to give High risk Cover

CGEGIS was Modified by 7th CPC to give High Risk Cover, but Govt ignored

The Best Recommendation for CGEGIS is ignored by all

Apart from Pay Matrix there is one more thing we need to appreciate 7th Pay Commission for its recommendations. The recommendations on living benefits are only debated much in discussions. But the 7th CPC has put human face and showed its magnanimity while recommending CGEGIS for Central Government Employees with high risk cover.

Spending 1500 Rupees every month for overcoming the uncertainty in life to save the family is not at all a matter of concern for Group C Government servants. Because the family of a Group C Employee gets 15 Lakh Rupees at the unfortunate loss of its breadwinners life.

But the central government simply ignored this recommendation and no federations hasn’t say anything about that. It shows its lack of clear vision in every aspects of life beyond service conditions.
7th CPC Recommended the following Risk Cover with Premium Return Benefits on Retirement.

7th-CPC-CGEGIS-Rates
In case of Group C Employee’s death, the family will be Paid Rs.15 Lakhs
If It happens to Group B Employee, the family will get Rs.25 lakhs
For Group A it will be Rs.50Lakh

At present a family of Group C employee cannot get Rs.1500000 from Terminal benefits in case of an employee’s death. There are lot of families are suffering without sufficient income as the Pension benefits are not at par with Money required to live a decent life. After 2004, All the Central Government Servants are covered under NPS. As of now no one knows how much the family will get in case of death of a Government Servant covered under NPS.

The Federation must keep in mind all aspects mentioned above and should insists the Government to accept the recommendations of 7th CPC on CGEGIS

Source : http://www.gservants.com/

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