Thursday, 13 October 2016

7th CPC Pay Fixation: Confederation seeks Clarification for Post-2016 Promotee/MACP and One time relaxation in excercise option for retrospectively Promotion/Upgradation


7th CPC Pay Fixation: Confederation seeks Clarification for Post-2016 Promotee/MACP and One time relaxation in excercise option for retrospectively Promotion/Upgradation

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PERMISSION TO OPT FOR PAY FIXATION ON A DATE AFTER THE DATE OF ISSUE OF CCS (RP) RULES 2016 NOTIFICATION 25.07.2016 IN CASE PROMOTION BECOMES DUE AFTER 25.07.2016 : CONFEDERATION WRITES TO FINANCE MINISTRY FOR CLARIFICATORY ORDERS
No.Confdn/7th CPC/Option/2016-17
10-10-2016
To
Shri.R.K.Chathurvedi,
Joint Secretary to Govt. of India,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell),
Room No.124, The Ashok, North Block,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sir,

Sub: Exercising option for pay fixation in the revised 7th CPC Pay Structure, from the date of promotion or from the date of next increment from 01.01.2017  C/o.Officials who are due for promotion/upgradation from Grade Pay 2800 to 4200 during the period from 01.01.2016 to 01.07.2017 . Request clarification and permission to exercise revised option as a one-time measure.

1. As per Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 the following provisions are notified by Government on 25.07.2016:

Rule 5 : Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next increment or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.

Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules (ie. 25.07.2016) on account of promotion or upgradation, 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.

2. As per the above two provisions, a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing (pre-revised) pay structure which implies that in cases where there is no promotion/upgradation between 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2016 (or between 01-01-2016 to 30-06-2017 in the case of subsequent increment on 01-07-2017) option to opt from the date of next increment (01.07.2016) or subsequent increment (01.07.2017) is available, thereby forgoing the arrears from 01.01.2016 to 30-06-2016 (next increment) or upto the date of subsequent increment say, 01.07.2017.

3. Thus, in the case of promotion/upgradation of a Government Servant becoming due before the date of notification ie, 25.07.2016, he should elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation. He has no option to opt for the next increment (becoming due after the date of promotion/upgradation) for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

4. Subsequently a clarificatory order is issued by Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) on 29th September 2016, which clarified the position further. As per this clarification, in case an employee is promoted or upgraded to the higher pay structure (in the pre-revised pay structure) he may be permitted to exercise revised option to have his pay fixed under the Revised Pay Rules 2016 from the date of such promotion/upgradation or from the date of next increment as per FR-22(i)(a)(i).

5. Thus an official who got promotion/upgradation on 15.07.2016 (in the month of July 2016), can exercise option to fix his pay under Revised Pay Rules, 2016, either from the date of promotion or from the date of next increment ie; on 01.07.2017.

6. Even after issuing the above clarificatory orders, dated 29.09.2016, it is not clear, whether an employee who becomes eligible for promotion/financial upgradation on a date after the date of issue of notification, ie, 25-07-2016, but before the date of next increment ie. 01.07.2017, can exercise option now, for fixation of his Revised Pay as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, from the date of promotion or from the date of next increment, ie; 01.07.2017, by forgoing the arrears from 01-01-2016 to date of promotion or 30.06.2017, thus allowing him to draw his pay in the pre-revised pay structure of 6th CPC till the date of promotion or till the date of next increment on 01-07-2017. As per the existing orders, all those employees whose date of promotion/upgradation becomes due after 25.07.2016 should compulsorily opt for pay fixation from 01.01.2016 or 01-07-2016, whereas an employee whose promotion is due in July 2016 ie; before the date of notification (25.07.2016) can opt for next increment date on 01.07.2017 for fixation in the Revised Pay structure under FR-22(i)(a)(i). Since the benefit is extended to a section of employees who were promoted between 01-01-2016 and 25.07.2016 and the same benefit is denied to the rest of the employee who are promoted after 25.07.2016, this is a clear case of discrimination and denial of natural and equitable justice.

7. If the option as above is not allowed, thousands of employees who are due for promotion/financial upgradation from 2800 Grade Pay to 4200 Grade Pay (in the pre-revised pay structure) from a date after the date of notification ie. 25.07.2016, will suffer a recurring loss of Rs.2800 to 3000 per month, throughout their service.

The following illustrations will explain the above facts:

1st OPTION 7th CPC : OPTION FROM 01.01.2016
6th CPC 7th CPC
Basic as on 01.01.20161649016490×2.57 = 42379. Next stage in the pay matrix level - 5 = 42800
Increment on 01.07.201642800×3%=1284, 42800+1284=44084. Next stage in the Pay matrix = 44100.
MACP-II promotion from 2800 GP to 4200 GP on 05.12.2016 (one increment fixation)44100×3%=1323, 44100+1323=45423.
Next stage in the pay matrix level-6
= 46200.
2ND OPTION (IF ALLOWED) : OPTION FROM DATE OF SUBSEQUENT INCREMENT ie; 01.07.2017.
6th CPC 7th CPC fixation if option allowed from date of promotion or date of next increment on 01.07.2017
Basic as on 01.01.201616490
Increment on 01.07.201616990
MACP-II promotion from 2800GP to 4200 GP on 05-12-2016 (One increment fixation + Grade Pay difference)16990×3% notional increment - 510.
Grade pay difference = 4200-2800 = 1400.
Total Basic = 16990+510+1400=18900.
18900×2.57-48573. Next stage in the pay matrix in level 6 = 49000.
(If option allowed from date of promotion)
Increment on 01.07.201718900×3% = 567
= 18900+567 = 19467
= 19470
19470×2.57 = 50038
Next stage in the pay matrix level 6 = 50500.
(If option allowed from
date of next increment).

Thus if no option is permissible after 25.07.2016 to fix the pay in the revised scale on the date of promotion ie. 5.12.2016, then by compulsory option from 01.01.2016, the pay will be fixed at 46200 on promotion. If option is permissible after the date of notification to fix the pay in the revised scale on the date of promotion, the pay will be fixed at 49000. The difference is Rs.2,800/-. If option for fixation on next increment on 01.07.2017 is granted, then the difference will increase further.

In view of the above, it is requested that the case may be reviewed judiciously and clarificatory orders may be issued, permitting the employees whose promotion date become due after the date of notification (25.07.2016) also, to exercise option for fixation of their revised pay from the date of promotion/upgradation or from the date of next increment ie. 01.07.2017, as a one time measure, thereby forgoing the entire arrears from 01.01.2016 to date of promotion or date of next increment on 01.07.2017. In other words, they may be permitted to draw their pay in the pre-revised 6th CPC pay structure till the date of promotion or till the date of next increment on 01.07.2017.

Awaiting favourable orders,
Yours faithfully,
M.Krishnan,
Secretary General,
&
Standing Committee Member,
JCM National Council (Staff side).
Mob: 09447068125.
Source : Confederationhq

Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in Railways: Scheme extended upto 14.09.2017

Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in Railways: Scheme extended upto 14.09.2017
RBE No. 119/2016
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)II/2010/RC-4/6
New Delhi, dated 07.10.2016
The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways/PUs

Sub: Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services.

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 31.08.2015 (RBE No. 97 /2015) on the above subject. Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts and consequent hampering of the Railway’s services, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to extend the said scheme, in exigencies of services, for a further period of one year, i.e. up to 14.09.2017, in the same terms & conditions as mentioned in the Board’s letter of even number dated 27.09.2012. While implementing the scheme, General Managers may keep in view the fresh recruitment made in the vacant posts.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)II
Railway Board
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

7th Pay Commission Pension Revision for Pre-2016 Pensioners: Importance of implementation of Option 1

7th Pay Commission Pension Revision for Pre-2016 Pensioners: Importance of implementation of Option 1

Message by Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Importance of implementation of Option 1, as accepted by the Govt., subject to its feasibility, in case option 1 is not accepted by the Govt. after receipt of recommendations of the committee appointed to examine its feasibility, the biggest sufferer of this casualty will be Pre 2006 retirees of all grades
DOP & PW is all out for rejection
If we do not standup united. We will be looser for all times: Bharat Pensioner's Samaj





Source: Bharat Pensioners Samaj

7th Pay Commission: Discussing Armed Forces Anomalies with PM : Parrikar


7th Pay Commission: Discussing Armed Forces Anomalies with PM : Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he has raised the issue of anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission report with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yes, there are some anomalies in the 7th pay commission and the pension…we will resolve that. But, I don’t think that can be an issue for national debate, Parrikar said in Mumbai.

I can assure the people of the country and our armed forces that I have personally taken up the matter with the Prime Minister. There are procedures of the government of India. We will complete those procedure at the earliest and see that one by one, the 7th pay commission anomalies are removed, he said.

Asked about the issue of disability pension, on which a draft notification on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission has been uploaded on the Defence Ministry's website, the minister said: It is just a draft now.

The draft notification talks of replacing the present percentage based system of pension with slab based pension system.

In disability pension also, there are some categories of officers, in whose cases there could be some anomaly. We will check it, he assured.

The minister maintained: No final order has been issued as yet, only a draft resolution has been put up on the website. We will examine and try to address all that can be addressed, and forward the same to the anomalies committee for their opinion.

If the recommendations in the draft notification on disability pension come into effect, the disability pension for soldiers will go down substantially.

Not every one can be satisfied, the Defence Minister said.

He informed that so far, two instalments of Rs 4,000 crore and Rs 2,000 crore have been released, with annual cost for OROP being Rs 7,500 crore.

There are 20 lakh armed forces personnel and about 22 lakh pensioners. It is a huge number, almost a third of the government employees. Whenever you apply a principle to anyone, anomalies will surface, the minister said.

According to the pay panel’s recommendation, for 100 per cent disability, an officer would get Rs 27,000 per month, those in the ranks of Subedar Major to Naib Subedar would receive Rs 17,000, while Havildars and below would get Rs 12,000.

At present, a soldier, who gets 100 per cent disability, is entitled to a pension equal to the last drawn salary and an additional 50 per cent as service component.

The draft notification invited criticism from ex-servicemen, who said it will affect the morale of the soldiers.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had in the last couple of months held several meetings with Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell to discuss the anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission of the Armed Forces. However, nothing concrete has surfaced.

The forces argue that the anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces vis-a-vis their counterparts in the police and civilian administration.

Source: IE

7th Pay Commission: PNB joins SBI to woo Central government staff with cheaper loans


7th Pay Commission: PNB joins SBI to woo Central government staff with cheaper loans

Taking a cue from its bigger peer State Bank of India, public sector lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) has come out with special home and auto loan offers to attract Central government employees who are flush with cash after the bonanza handed out to them with the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

The scheme titled "PNB Pride" is effective from October 1, 2016, and comes with zero documentation and processing charges. Other terms and conditions applicable to existing home and vehicle loan borrowers will apply to those availing of loans under the "PNB Pride", according to the bank.

The aim of the scheme, according to the lender, is to "ensure availability of Housing Loan and Vehicle Loan at attractive rates and ensure a house and a car for all government employees."

The floating rate of interest for vehicle loans will be 9.55 percent (0.25 percent + marginal cost of lending rate, or MCLR). The fixed rate of interest is also the same, with a reset clause of three years.

As for home loans, the floating rate will be 9.30 percent and the fixed at 9.80 percent.

Earlier, State Bank of India (SBI) had announced flexible home loans to Central government employees (SBI Privilege Home Loan) and defence personnel (SBI Shaurya Home Loan") with pensionable service.
"Under the new schemes, employees of central/state governments, defence forces, public sector banks, public sector enterprises of central government and other individuals with pensionable service will be offered home loans tailored to their specific needs," the bank said in a statement in August this year.

"The launch of 'SBI Privilege Home Loan' and 'SBI Shaurya Home Loan' products is timed with the notification of 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Surplus income can thus be utilised by government employees and defence personnel towards purchase of new/better house," it added.

The bank gave an option to Central government employees to repay home loans up to the age of 75 years, as against 70 years applicable in other home loans given by the bank.

The recommendations of the 7th CPC cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Source: Yahoo news

Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service : Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners


PCDA Pension Circular C-155 : Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service : Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners regarding.

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Registered

Important Circular No: C-155

No: GI/C/103/Vol-VII/Tech.
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad -211014
Dated:  05/10/2016

To,
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service : Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners regarding.

Reference: This office Important Circulars No. 142 dt. 11.06.15 and C-150 dt.10.5.16.

Attention is invited to above cited circulars wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pensions, Deptt of P&PW OM No.45/03/2008  P&PW(F) dated 20th November,2014. As per Para III(a), IV(a) and Para V(a) of ibid OM, the Service Element of disability pension of pre-2006 disability pensioners was linked to qualifying service for earning full pension.

2. Now, GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued orders under their OM No. 45/03/2008-P&PW(F) dated 8th August, 2016, that in terms of GOI OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW (A) dated 06.04.2016 the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and grade pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per the fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they has qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. This provision would be equally applicable for computing service element of revised disability pension being drawn by pre-2006 disability pensioners. Accordingly, the provision linking the service element of disability pension under Para III(a), IV(a) and V(a) of this Department’s OM of even no. dated 20th November 2014 stands deleted. The arrears of revised disability pension would be payable with effect from 1.1.2006.

3. In order to implement the instruction contained in the above said Govt. letters, HOOs are required to review/identify the cased where Disability Pension /Family Pension have been notified in terms of CCS (EOP) Rules and forward the same with details i.e. PPO Nos., Current PDA details, Pay scale under IV & V CPC and address of Payee to this office for revision in terms of OM of even no. dated 20.11.2014, OM No. dt. 29.04.2016 and read with 8.08.2016.

4. It is therefore, requested that suitable instruction along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for initiating action in this regard.


(Abhishek Singh)
ACDA (P)

Authority: http://pcdapension.nic.in

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