Tuesday, 18 October 2016

7th CPC Arrears for Defence Personnel 10% of Basic Pay plus DA 125% on ad-hoc basis

7th CPC Arrears for Defence Personnel : 10% of Basic Pay plus DA 125% on ad-hoc basis

Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 10th October, 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award.


Government of India have promulgated vide Resolution No.1(6)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 05 Sept 2016 and No.1(7)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 05th September, 2016 accepting the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission in so far as they relate to pay of Service Officers, MNS Officers, JCOs/ORs, NCs(E) including DSC Personnel. Since fixation of pay and consequent calculation of arrears may take some time, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of arrears on an ad-hoc basis, @ 10% of existing Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance @ 125%.

2. Payment of the above ad-hoc amounts will be made only to those personnel who were in service as on 01 Jan. 2016 and continue to be in service thereafter. The pay being drawn as on 01 Jan 16 would be reckoned for calculating the arrears. Pay for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band, Grade Pay, Gp X Pay, MSP and NPA as applicable along with 125% DA thereon. Over-payment, if any, would be adjusted against the pay and allowances due. The amount so paid will be adjusted against the final computation of arrears on the revised pay scales.

3. Expenditure on account of payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis is debitable to the Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 101.A(C)1 of the Army and corresponding head of account of the Navy and Air Force.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.400-PA dated 10.10.2016.
Your faithfully,
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Authority: http://mod.gov.in

7th Pay Commission Enhanced Incentives Proposed for CG Employees Acquiring Higher Qualification

 7th Pay Commission - Enhanced Incentives Proposed for CG Employees Acquiring Higher Qualification

The 7th Pay Commission may have recommended abolition of 51 allowances, and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances. The final decision however rests with the Centre. While this may cause concern among Central government staffs, there are some surprises in store for the employees.

The 7th pay commission has not only accepted the demand for retaining some of the allowances, but has also enhanced the amount in its recommendations.

 For instance, incentives paid to Central government employees for acquiring higher qualifications. The 7th pay commission has proposed a steep hike to staff from the amount currently payable - ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000, subject to caveats and existing norms governing such payments.

“The Commission appreciates the need to encourage acquiring of higher qualifications. At the same time, it is important that the knowledge so acquired is directly relevant to the scope of the employee’s occupation,” it said in its voluminous report submitted to the Indian government on November 19, 2015.

 However, the 7th pay commission refused to bring the incentives on par with those payable to defence personnel, saying it was not feasible "in view of the different service conditions, mode of recruitment and other factors."


Pay upgrade proposed for Russian translators

Russia was the flavour of the week gone by, with India signing a slew of defence deals during the recent BRICS summit held in Goa last week. But Russian translators were of the view that they were not being paid adequately despite being assigned responsibilities similar to those engaged in translation of other languages.

"The cadre of Russian translators in Integrated Headquarters of MOD (Navy) has contended that they have the same entry level qualification and nature of duties as translators of other languages in the same office, but are placed in a lower pay scale," the CPC said, analysing their grievances.

 Studying the job profiles of Russian translators and those of their Chinese, Sinhalese and Push to counterparts, the pay panel came to the view that they deserved an upgrade in their pay band.

"The Commission finds merit in their demand for upgrade and accordingly recommends that Russian Translation Officers should be upgraded from the existing GP 4600 to GP 5400 (PB-3). Similarly, Russian Senior Translation officers should be upgraded from existing GP 5400 (PB-3) to GP 6600 and Russian Editors from existing GP 6600 to GP 7600," the Commission recommended.

Source: IBtimes

Cabinet may consider Budget on Feb 1 this week

Cabinet may consider Budget on Feb 1 this week

New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to consider this week fixing February 1 as date of presentation of the budget after the Election Commission gave its nod in light of upcoming Assembly elections in five states.
Having decided to advance the budget presentation by a month, the government took the line that it should not be presented in the middle of Assembly poll in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
So, it consulted the Election Commission, which has concurred with the finance ministry’s view that it is an annual financial statement and can come anytime of the government’s choice, officials said.

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet on Wednesday or Thursday to decide on the date for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to present the budget for 2017-18.

The Cabinet on September 21 had in-principle decided to end the colonial-era tradition of presenting the Union budget on last day of February and advance it by about a month to help complete the legislative approval for annual spending plans and tax proposals before beginning of the new financial year on April 1.
“The reason we wanted to advance the date was that we want the entire budgetary exercise to be over and the Finance Bill to be passed and implemented from April 1 onwards rather than June because then the monsoon sets in and effectively, the expenditures start in October,” Jaitley had stated last week.

Stating that the government wants expenditure to start in April itself, he had said there are five state Assembly elections lined up in 2017.

“So, we are just trying to co-ordinate that you do not have to announce the Budget bang in the middle of an election date. It should be reasonably before that or after that,” he had said.

The finance ministry had been proposing that the Budget presentation be fixed for February 1 and the entire exercise be completed by March 24.

It wanted the Budget Session of Parliament to begin before January 25 and go in for a three-week break between February 10-15 before reconvening between March 10-15 to complete the legislative exercise.


5th, 6th and 7th CPC DA TABLE : Dearness Allowance & Dearness Relief Table for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

5th, 6th and 7th CPC DA TABLE : Dearness Allowance & Dearness Relief Table for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

5th CPC 6th CPC 7th CPC
M/Y DA & DR % M/Y DA & DR % M/Y DA & DR %
Jan-96 0 Jan-06 0 Jan-16 0
Jul-96 4% Jul-06 2% Jul-16 2%(Expected)
Jan-97 8% Jan-07 6%

Jul-97 13% Jul-07 9%

Jan-98 16% Jan-08 12%

Jul-98 22% Jul-08 16%

Jan-99 32% Jan-09 22%

Jul-99 37% Jul-09 27%

Jan-2000 38% Jan-10 35%

Jul-2000 41% Jul-10 45%

Jan-01 43% Jan-11 51%

Jul-01 45% Jul-11 58%

Jan-02 49% Jan-12 65%

Jul-02 52% Jul-12 72%

Jan-03 55% Jan-13 80%

Jul-03 59% Jul-13 90%

Jan-04 61% Jan-14 100%

Apr-04 11% Jul-14 107%

Jul-04 14% Jan-15 113%

Jan-05 17% Jul-15 119%

Jul-05 21% Jan-16 125%

Jan-06 24% Jul-16 132(Expected)

Jul-06 29%

Jan-07 35%

Jul-07 41%

Jan-08 47%

Jul-09 27%

Jan-09 22%

Jul -09 73%

Jan-09 64%

Jul-10 27%

Jan-10 35%

Jul-10 73%

Jan-10 87%

Jul-10 45%

Jan-10 35%

Jul-10 103%

Jan-10 87%

Jul-11 45%

Jan-11 51%

Jul-11 103%

Jan-11 115%

Jul-11 58%

Jan-11 51%

Jul-12 58%

Jan-12 65%

Jul-12 127%

Jan-12 139%

Jul-12 72%

Jan-12 65%

Jul-12 151%

Jan-12 139%

Jul-13 72%

Jan-13 80%

Jul-13 151%

Jan-13 166%

Jul-13 90%

Jan-13 80%

Jul-13 183%

Jan-13 166%

Jul-14 90%

Jan-14 100%

Jul-14 107%

Jan-14 100%

Jul-15 107%

Jan-15 113%

Jul-15 212%

Jan-15 223%

Jul-15 119%

Jan-15 113%

Jul-15 234%

Jan-15 223%

Jul-16 119%

Jan-16 125%

Jul-16 234%

Jan-16 245%

Jul-16 255(Expected)

Source: Expected DA

Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations

Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations

New Delhi, dated: 05.10.2016
No. PC-VII/2016/DAC/1
The General Secretary,
All India Railway men’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

Dear Sirs,
Sub: Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

I am directed to say that it has been decided to set up the Departmental Anomalies Committee for Railways consisting of the representative of the Official Side and the Staff Side to settle the anomalies arising out of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations, subject to the following conditions namely:-

1. Definitions of Anomaly:-
Anomaly will include following types of cases:-

(a) Where the official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason: and

(b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under pre-revised structure, as notified vide RS(RP) Rules, 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules.

2. Composition:-
The Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways will consist of the representatives of the Official Side and three members each from AIRF and NFIR who are members of the Departmental Council. The composition of the Committee shall be as under:-

Official Side
1. AM (Staff)
(Chairman of the Committee)
2. EDF (E ) (Finance Member)
4. EDPC – II

Staff Side
1. Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
2. Shri Rakhal Das Gupta
3. Shri J.R. Bhosle

1. Shri Guman Singh
2. Dr. M. Ragahavaiah
3. Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar

3. The National Anomalies Committee, appointed under the Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16.08.2016 will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry / Department in the opinion of the Financial Advisor.

4. The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies from Staff Side of the respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution and it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitutions. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall be subject to approval of Government, Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of “anomaly” and those where there is a disagreement between the Staff Side and the Official Side on the anomaly will be referred to and “Arbitrator” to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM Scheme. The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committee at the National as well as Departmental level.

Yours faithfully
For Secretary Railway Board.
Source : NFIR

7th CPC bunching of stages : Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries : Dopt issued clarification orders

7th CPC bunching of stages : Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries : Dopt issued  clarification orders

Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries as per recommendations of 7th CPC and bunching thereof : DoPT Order
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 10th October, 2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries as per recommendations of 7th CPC and bunching thereof.

This Department has been receiving numerous queries regarding application of New Pay Structure as per 7th CPC recommendation to Assistant Secretaries of the 2014 Batch of IAS, currently posted in Government of India.

2. It has already been clarified vide this Department's OM dated 29.09.2016 that pay of the Assistant Secretaries is required to be fixed in the New Pay Structure as per IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016. It is further informed that bunching of stages in the revised pay structure will be governed as per Proviso (a) to Rule 4A of the IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 (copy enclosed) and as clarified by Department of Expenditure’s OM dated 7th September, 2016 (copy enclosed).

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Kavitha V. Padmnabhan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: http://persmin.gov.in/dopt.asp

(Department of Personnel and Training)


New Delhi, the 8th September, 2016

Rule 4A of IAS (Pay)Rules, 2016 :
“Where, in the fixation of pay, the pay of members of the Service drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same Cell in the applicable Level the Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of member of Service drawing higher pay in pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical Cell in the applicable Level.”

7th CPC recommendation : Pay determination in the case of Pre 2016 pensioners : Option No. I Examination of feasibility : NC JCM Staff Side

7th CPC recommendation : Pay determination in the case of Pre 2016 pensioners : Option No. I Examination of feasibility : NC JCM Staff Side

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
13-C. Ferozshah Road, New Delhi 110001
Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
NC-JCM-2016/7th CPC (Pension)
October 17, 2016
The Secretary,
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare,
Govt. of India,
Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: 7th CPC recommendation. Pay determination in the case of Pre 2016 pensioners. Option No. I Examination of feasibility.

Ref: Minutes of the meeting of the Committee in F.No.38/37/2016 P&PW(A) Dated 10th October, 2016

We refer to the discussions held On 6.10.2016 in matter of feasibility Of acting upon the 7thy CPC recommendations (Option No. I) in the matter of pension computation and the minutes circulated under cover of the letter cited. At the outset, we would like to slate that the members of the Staff Side, Who were associated with the discussions, gained an impression that the Pension Department would not like to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC concerning Option No.1 provided to the pensioners in determination or the revised pension. As has been pointed out by us during the discussions on 6t October, the Government has accepted the said recommendation with a rider of its feasibility of implementation. The attempt, therefore, must be to explore the and means of implementing the said recommendation, which benefits a large number of retired personnel, especially those retired prior to 1996. It is, therefore. highly doubtful how any alternate proposal in replacement of the accepted recommendation would be tenable.

We have the matter considered by various Pensioners Associations as also the Federations of the Serving employees. We enumerate here under the feed back we have received:

Even according to the exercise carried out by the Pension department, only in of the cases, the service Books are reported to have been available. Conversely it means that in 82% of the cases the records are available to operationalize Option No.1. Besides, we find that on the basis of a random scrutiny that only 40% (Percentage varies from Department to Department depending upon the then prevailing career prospects) generally will opt to have pension fixation under the provisions of option No.I. It Will work out to hardly 7% of the cases, where Service Books might not be available. As has been pointed out in the last meeting Gradation/Seniority list is maintained for each Cadre by the Concerned Department, where the date of promotion to the cadre inter alia is indicated. The said gradation list will reveal many other details viz the date or birth, dale of entry into government service, date of promotion to the cadre, whether eligible for next promotion, due or superannuation etc. This apart there are other documents maintained by the Department, which will come in handy for verification of the clam, viz, the pay bills. Establishment files containing promotion orders etc. In other words it is possible to the claim of my individual pensioner or family and take appropriate decision. In other words, there is no infeasibility question at all. It was also pointed out by many organisations that retention period of Service Books in all major Departments or the Government of India is 5 years after the death of the Pensioner/Family Pensioner and not 3 years after retirement as indicated by the Official side at the meeting. This apart, it may also he noted that the option has to be exercised by the concerned individual pensioner and he has to make a formal application to the concerned authorities. He is bound to substantiate his claim with documentary proof, whatever that is available with him.

As was pointed out by some of us in the last meeting, the implementation of an accepted recommendation on the specious plea of infeasibility will pave way for plethora of litigation. Apart from the administrative difficulties, the Pension Department would be saddled With if such litigation arise, it would be sad and cruel on the part of the Government to compel the pensioners to bear huge financial burden to pursue their case before the courts of law.

In view of this the Staff side is of the firm view that the Government issue orders for implementation of Option No.I as there is no room for stating that recommendation is impossible to be implemented for those who are benefited by the said option.

We are aware that certain anomalies are bound to arise on implementation of option No.I. Anomalies have arisen in the past too. What is needed is to examine those anomalies and ensure that those are genuinely addressed.

It may be noted that even under the present dispensation, no two Government servants are entitled for the same pension despite they being retired on from the same grade on the same day. The promotion in lower cadres especially Group B, C and D had been and between a decade back in many departments and continues to be the situation in certain organisations or the Government of India. The vacancy based promotion system, one must admit, operates in a fortuitous manner. For no fault of the individual employee, he/she may retire without getting a whereas his colleague due to sheer luck might get the promotion at the fag end of the career.

The case of those employees retired prior to the advent of ACP or MACP is really pathetic. That had to remain in certain departments in the same cadres for years together. They are in receipt of a paltry amount of pension though there is nothing distinguishable in their service careers for such deprivation. To deny them the benefit provided by the 7th CPC on the specious plea that the relevant records are not available with the Government may not only be unreasonable but also will not stand the test of judicial scrutiny.

As have stated in the meeting, the alternative suggestion put forth by the official side is a welcome feature , for it might be step in the right direction to remove the anomaly pointed out by the official side when Option No-I is implemented and will benefit those pensioners who got their promotion the end of their career. It is also likely to bring about certain extent of parity, if not full, between the old and the pensioners. However it cannot be in replacement of the recommendation in respect or Option No.1 made by the 7th CPC. The alternate suggestion of the Pension Department may be offered as another option to the pensioners who are not benefited either by Option No.1 or 2 recommended by the 7th CPC. Such an option will eliminate to a great extent the anomalies that might arise from the implementation of option No.1.

In fine, we request that:

The Pensioners/family pensioners may be allowed to choose any one of the following three options;

(a) 2.57 time of the pension if that is beneficial.
(b) Option No.1. Recommended by the 7th CPC, if that is beneficial for them.
(c) To determine the Pension on the basis of the suggestion placed by the Pension Department on 
6.10.2016 i.e. extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by the 5th CPC (viz. arriving at notional pay in the 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and consequent pension fixation) to all pre 2016 Pensioners/family pensioners, if that becomes beneficial to them.

Yours Faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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