Wednesday, 10 August 2016

7th Central Pay Commission : Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – CGDA

7th Central Pay Commission : CGDA – Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Instructions
IMPORTANT/IMMEDIATE CIRCULAR
CGDA
UIan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010
AN/XlV/14162/Seventh cpc/Vol-l
Dated : 05.08.2016
To,
All PCsDA/CsDA/PlFA/lFAs/PCA(Fys) Kolkata IJCDA(AF) Nagpur
CDA(ITSDC) Secunderabad

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Instructions regarding.

A copy of Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell, 7th CPC) Office Memorandum bearing No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) notification No.512 dated 25.07.2016 , Ministry of Finance (Dept of Expenditure ) Resolution dated 25.07.2016 may please be downloaded from the CGDA website inter alia the instructions laid down as under so far as regulation of pay of DAD employees as per 7th CPC is concerned.

2. The salient features of the notification are as under
(i) Minimum pay in government with effect from 01.01.2016 at Rs.18000/-per month

(ii) Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure
The manner of initial fixation of pay has been indicated in Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016. The fixation of pay of the employee in the new pay Matrix will be determined by multiplying the existing pay (pay in pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 on 1St day of January, 2016,7he 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 and 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. The 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” has been laid down at Schedule read with Rule 3(vi) and 7(2) of CCS(RP) Rules 2016. Illustration for pay fixation has been given under Rule 7 of RPR 2016.

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. The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. All PCsDA/CsDA may circulate copies of RPR 2016 to all sections in Main Office and sub offices and obtain a certificate from them that all the staff members have noted its contents.
(b) In case , a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or up gradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

(c) The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one level to another in the revised pay structure on or after 01.01.2016 will be regulated as under:
One increment shall be given in the level from which an employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the level Of the post to which he is promoted and where no such cell is available in the level to which he is promoted, he will be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.

(d) The option to retain the existing pay structure under the‘provisions to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of existing pay band and Grade pay or scale.

(e) The aforesaid option is not applicable to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after 1st day of January 2016.

(f) Where the Government servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with ‘his existing emoluments exceed the revised , the difference/excess arrived at shall be allowed to such Government servants as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

(g) MACP will continue to be administered at 10,20 and 30 years as before and granted in hierarchy horizontally in new pay Matrix i.e 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 organized Group ‘A’ Services.

(h) Pay of employees whose pay have been fixed conditionally based on direction of Hon’ble Court order and the same is still sub-judice before Hon;ble Court may be fixed under CCS(RP)2016 conditionally/provisionally subject to outcome/finalization of appeals filed before respective courts.
(iii) Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January 2016

Pay of direct recruits appointed on or after 1St day of January 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first cell in the level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed.

Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January 2016 and before the notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the ,post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments of pay.

(iv) Increments in Pay Matrix
The Increments in Pay Matrix will move vertically down the same cells applicable in the Pay Matrix. Illustration to regulate the same has been laid down under Rule 9 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016.

(v) Date of increment in the revised gay structure
There will be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1St January and 1st July every year , instead of existing uniform date of 1st July:

Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1St July depending on the date of appointment , promotion or grant of financial upgradation.

(b) The increment in respect of an employee appointed /promoted/financial upgradation including Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme during the period between 2nd January and 1st July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1St January and those appointed promoted/financial upgradation including Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme between 2nd July and 1St January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1St July. Illustrations to regulate the same has been provided under Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016.

(c) Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to”Very Good”.

Annual increments will be withheld 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.

(vi) Rate of allowances
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 CCS(RP) Rules 2016 issued on 25.07.2016.

The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance shall undergo change in the revised RPR 2016 and will be linked to average index as on 01.01.2016 and notified by government at a later stage.

(vii) Regulation of Interest free advances
The existing system of interest free advances for medical treatment , Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and LTC shall continue as hitherto. The recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission relating to interest bearing advances (refer Para 9.15 of report) has also has been accepted by the Government.

(viii) Payment of Dearness Allowance
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. The Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016.

The rate and 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.

(ix) Deduction of CGEGIS
The existing rate of monthly contributions under Central Government Employees Group insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders.

(x) Mode of payment of arrears of pay
The arrears accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS(RP) Rules 2016 w.e.f. 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment alongwith 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. The paying authority shall ensure that the action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

With a view to expedite authorization and disbursement of arrears, arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. However, the facility has not been dispensed with 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 arrear 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.

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 overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore , paying authority, 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 may also be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof. A specimen form of the undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-III.

In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma has been annexed for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed as per CCS(RP) 2016 to 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.

(xi) Deduction of Income Tax
In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax due may also be deducted and credited to the Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

(xiii) Hindi Version will follow.
Please acknowledge receipt.
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(T.K.Jajona)
Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN)
Source : cgda.nic.in

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on central government employee allowances

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on central government employee allowances

Arun Jaitley says cabinet to decide on suggestions of a committee set up to look into allowances for allowances under 7th Pay Commission

New Delhi: The Union cabinet will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee, which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.

Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances for central government employees, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by the finance secretary as chairman, and secretaries of home affairs, defence, health and family welfare among others as its members.

The committee, which was constituted on 22 July, has been asked to submit its report within four months. Its first meeting took place on 4 August. “As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed. As the measures are radical in nature, even the employees’ unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore a special committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the cabinet,” Jaitley said.

The matters relating to pay and pension as decided by the government have been implemented with effect from 1 January this year.

PTI

7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales- amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales- amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules
No. AB.14017/13/2016-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi
Dated: 9th August, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales- amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

The recommendations of 7th CPC have been considered by the Government and the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 have been issued by Department of Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016. Consequently, in place of the Pay Band and Grade Pay, the revised pay structure comprising the “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX has come into effect. In the light of this, it has now been decided that the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules shall be amended by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay by the new pay structure i.e. “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX” straightaway without making a reference to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T)/Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The heading of column No.4 of the Schedule in RRs may be modified to “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX”. Similarly, in column 11 of Recruitment Rules, for promotion the corresponding “Pay Band and Grade Pay” needs to be replaced with corresponding “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX”. In cases where deputation is also one of the methods of recruitment, the field of selection for deputation which includes various grades should also reflect the corresponding “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX”.

2. The above amendments may be carried out by 30th September, 2016.
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(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-1)
Source: DOPT ORDER

Schemes for Retired Employees

Schemes for Retired Employees

The pension of Central Civil Government servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003 is governed by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 or the corresponding Pension Rules of other Services/Departments such as All India Services and Railways.

The Central Civil Government Servants appointed on or after 01.01.2004 are governed by the Defined Contribution-based Pension Scheme under the National Pension System.

The personnel belonging to the Defence Services continue to be eligible for pension under Defined Benefit Pension Rules applicable to defence personnel.

There is no proposal to introduce any new pension scheme for retired Central Government employees.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Smt. Rekha Verma in the Lok Sabha today.

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Air ticket at lowest price

Air ticket at lowest price

In view of reported irregularities and misuse of LTC, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), vide O.M. No. 31011/3/2013-Estt.(A-IV) dated 12.07.2016, has issued draft guidelines to be followed while booking the air tickets for stakeholders consultation. The guidelines will be finalized after considering all the inputs received from the stakeholders.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. C. Gopalakrishnan in the Lok Sabha today.

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Medical Facilities for Government Employees

Medical Facilities for  Government Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2566

TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH AUGUST, 2016

MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

2566. SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state the details of medical facilities being provided to Central Government employees?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(i) Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates of Government of India are covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) in the cities where CGHS is in operation.

Facilities available to Central Government employees under CGHS are as under :

1. OPD treatment and medicines from CGHS Wellness Centres
2. Specialist Consultation at Govt. Hospitals
3. Hospitalization at Govt. and CGHS empanelled hospitals
4. Investigations at Govt. and empanelled Diagnostic centres.
5. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine (AYUSH).
6. In case of emergency, CGHS beneficiaries can go to any hospital, empanelled or non-empanelled and avail medical treatment.
7. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment in Private unrecognized hospitals in case of emergency.
8. The beneficiary can go to any CGHS Wellness Centre in the country.
9. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of medical equipments such as hearing aid, hip/knee joint implants, artificial limbs, pace makers, ICD/Combo device, Neuro implants etc., as per the CGHS ceiling rates and guidelines.

(ii) Central Government employees who are not covered under CGHS are provided medical facilities under Central Service (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. They can avail treatment from Central Government / State Govt. Hospitals and hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS/CS (MA) as well as the hospitals fully funded by either Central Govt. or the State Govt. with the approval of the Head of the Department on the basis of medical prescription issued by the concerned Authorized Medical Attendant.

http://rajyasabha.nic.in

Pre-2016 retirees to get enhanced pension, arrears by Aug-end

Pre-2016 retirees to get enhanced pension, arrears by Aug-end

New Delhi: All pre-2016 retirees will get the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations like hike in pension and arrears by this month end, the government has said.
For existing pensioners, who have retired till 31 December 2015, the revised pension or family pension with effect from this year shall be determined by multiplying the pension or family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations, by 2.57, it said, adding that, the amount of revised pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

The Seventh CPC’s recommendations will be implemented from 1 January 2016.

The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions has issued an order regarding increase in pension and grant of arrears to pre-2006 retirees.

“It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible,” the ministry said.

To achieve this objective it is desired that all pension disbursing authorities should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners is paid or credited to their account by 31 August 2016 or before positively, it said.

Further, public sector banks handling disbursement of pension to the central government pensioners are hereby authorised to pay pension or family pension to existing pensioners at the revised rates “without any further authorisation from the concerned Accounts Officers or Head of Office etc”, the order said. There are about 58 lakh central government pensioners.

Source: economictimes

Centre decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future

Centre decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

A Question was raised by Shri Rajkumar Dhoot in Rajya Sabha regarding abolishment of Clerical Posts in Government establishments. In a Reply to this Question No.2086, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions DR. JITENDRA SINGH has stated the following..

“The Government of India has not abolished all Clerical Posts in all Government establishments. SSC has made recruitment for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in respect of vacancies reported by various Ministries/Departments/Sub-ordinate offices of Government of India.

However, the First Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Service was taken up in the year 2001. The Government had accepted recommendations of the committee in the year 2003 that Direct Recruitment LDC in Central Secretariat Clerical Services (CSCS) cadre may be stopped with immediate effect and all posts of LDC in CSCS presently filled through Direct Recruitment mode be abolished as and when these fall vacant. It was also decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

Source : Rajya Sabha.nic.in

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