Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016


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Government of India
27-October, 2016 15:55 IST

Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government  employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs.3748.06 crore. About 50.68 lakh Government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners will be benefitted.

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Dearness Allowance hiked by 2% for central government employees, pensioners

Dearness Allowance hiked by 2% for central government employees, pensioners
Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings.

The Cabinet on Thursday approved the 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and pensioners, effective from July 1, 2016. The proposal to hike the DA was granted during the Cabinet meeting today afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Office. The announcement, which comes ahead of Diwali, is set to bring cheer to around 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners in the country.

Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings. Earlier this year, the government hiked dearness allowance by 6% to 125 % of the basic pay. It was later merged into the basic pay, based on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission Panel.

Source: indianexpress.com

EPFO joins network of Common Services Centers


EPFO joins network of Common Services Centers

To expand the reach of convenience offered to EPF members, Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has joined the network of Common Services Centers (CSC). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between EPFO and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (CSC SPV) on 25th October 2016. The MoU is initially for a period of five years.

To start with, the pensioners of Employees Pension Scheme of EPFO can submit their digital life certificates via Jeevan Pramaan Patra programme through a large number of points of Presence (PoP) of CSC networking in addition to those available at EPFO offices. The pensioners living in remote areas can avoid cost and inconvenience of travelling down to the EPF offices or their banks for filing paper based life certificate. In near future, it is also planned to enable various other online services namely aadhaar seeding with Universal Account Number (UAN), e KYC operated upload and update facility, UAN card related services and online claim related services.

Common Services Centers (CSC) network is one of the largest government approved online service delivery channel in the world. CSC are broadband enabled rural service delivery points established by District e Governance Societies (DeGSs), selected by the State Governments, for aggregating content and offering relevant Government to Customers (G2C), Business to Customers (B2C), Business to Business (B2B) and other services. More details about Common Services Centers (CSC) and its network can be accessed at csc.gov.in

EPF subscribers may access these services at their convenience from the nearest CSC network.

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Grant of of ad-hoc bonus for RPF/RPSF Personnel for the financial year 2015-16


Grant of of ad-hoc bonus for RPF/RPSF Personnel for the financial year 2015-16

Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF Personnel for the financial year 2015-16. The calculation ceiling has been enhanced to Rs.7000 with effect from 1.4.2016.

The benefit will be admissible subject to the following and conditions:- Only those Group C & D RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.3.2011 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2015-2016 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year ranging from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded to the nearest number of months).

The quantum of ad-hoc bonus will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate ad-hoc bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will there after be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/- (where actual average emoluments exceed 7000), ad-hoc bonus for thirty days would work out to 7000x30/30.4 = Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

In the matter where the aforesaid provisions are silent, clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II-88/Bonus-3 dated 29.12.1988, as amended from time totime, would hold good.

All the Group C & D RPF/RPSF personnel. regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the fallowing Joint Secretary level appointments in the Pay Band of Rs.37,400 - 67,0001- (PB-4) with Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000

Appointment of Joint Secretaries to the GOI.
No.33/13/2016-EO(SM-I)
Government of India
Secretariat of the
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 26th October, 2016

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the fallowing Joint Secretary level appointments in the Pay Band of Rs.37,400 - 67,0001- (PB-4) with Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/- :

(1) Ms. Reena Sinha Puri, IRS (IT:87), as Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Coal, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. Sujata Prasad, ICAS(1983);

(2) Shri Ram Phal Pawar, IPS (WB:1988), as Joint Secretary, NATGRID under the Ministry of Home Affairs, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Rajiv Arora, lAS (HY:1987);

(3) Ms. Indira Murthy, CSS, as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, by upgradation of a Director level post for two years, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Rajneesh Tingal, CSS;

(4) Shri Ravi Kant, IOFS (1986), as Joint Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, from Ihe dale of assumption of the charge of the post, for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. K Damayanthi, lAS (AP:1993);

(5) Shri Rajneesh Tingal, CSS as Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri M. Ariz Ahammed, IAS(AM:95);

(6) Ms. Sarada G. Muraleedharan, IAS(KL :1990), as Director General (JS level), NIFT under Department of Textiles, on lateral shift basis, from Ministry of Panchayati Raj, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for the balance period of her overall seven year central deputation tenure or until further orders, whichever is earlier vice Shri Sudhir Tripathi, lAS (JH:1985) by keeping the Recruitment Rules for the post of Director General, NIFT in abeyance and treating the post as Non-CSS;

(Rajender Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23092187
26.10.2016
To
All Secretaries to the Government of India.

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2% Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016 may approve in the Union Cabinet Meeting

2% Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016  may approve in the Union Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet may approve 2% DA today

Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016 is likely to be approved in the Union Cabinet Meeting to be held  today (27.10.2016).

As per the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission on Dearness Allowance formula, Central Government is all set to declare 2% Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to be effective from July 1, 2016.

Table of AICPIN - All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers BY 2001-100 from Jan 2016 to Jun 2016 are indicated in the table with average of 261.4

DA-FROM-JULY-2016


 Calculation of Dearness Allowance from July 2016 as shown in the table

Month / Year B.Y. 2001=100 12 Months Total 12 Months average % Increase over 261.4 DA
with Decimal
DA %
Jan-16 269 3152 262.67 1.26 0.48 0.48
Feb-16 267 3166 263.83 2.42 0.93 0.93
Mar-16 268 3180 265 3.59 1.37 1
Apr-16 271 3195 266.25 4.84 1.85 1
May-16 275 3212 267.67 6.26 2.39 2
Jun-16 277 3228 269 7.6 2.91 2

Report of one-man judicial committee on OROP submitted on 26.10.2016

Report of one-man judicial committee on OROP submitted on 26.10.2016

Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) submitted its report to the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, here today. The Central Government had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

The judicial committee had held hearings at around 20 cities/towns across the country and interacted with cross sections of Ex-Servicemen as well as their associations. The committee also received 704 representations from individuals and various Ex-Servicemen associations and had held extensive interactions with all stakeholders before submitting its report.

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Prime Minister concerned over grievances of EPF beneficiaries


Prime Minister concerned over grievances of EPF beneficiaries

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed concern over the large number of grievances of labourers and EPF beneficiaries and said a system should be in place under which the process of finalisation of retirement benefits for all employees can begin a year in advance.

“Discussed methods of redressal of grievances pertaining to the Labour & Employment Ministry and how technology can play a big role in this,” Modi tweeted after his monthly meeting of PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation), an ICT-based platform where he interacts directly with top officials of the Centre and states to discuss implementation of programmes and schemes.

During the meeting, he expressed “concern at the large number of grievances of labourers and EPF beneficiaries” and said the government must be sensitive to labourers needs.

“Governments have to be sensitive to the needs & grievances of the workers, who toil day & night and have a major role in India s progress,” he added.

He said that in a democracy, the labourers should not have to struggle to receive their legitimate dues and requested introduction of a system so that the process of finalization of retirement benefits for all employees can begin a year in advance, a PMO statement said.

In case of an untimely death, he said the papers should be completed within a specified time, and officers should be made accountable for the same, the statement added.

During the meeting, Labour Secretary outlined the improvements brought in the grievance redressal system, such as introduction of online transfer of claims, electronic challans, mobile applications and SMS alerts, linking UAN to Aadhaar numbers, introduction of tele-medicine and empanelling of more super-speciality hospitals.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the progress of e-NAM (Electronic National Agriculture Mandi) initiative which began in April this year with 21 mandis spread over 8 states.

Officials said it has now expanded to 250 mandis spread over 10 states, the PMO statement said.

13 states have completed the process of amending the APMC Act, the meeting was told, after which the Prime Minister urged the remaining states to quickly make the required changes in the APMC Act, so that e-NAM could be enabled across the country.

He said the farmer can benefit only if ‘Assaying’ and ‘Grading’ facilities are made available, so that the farmer can market his produce in mandis across the country.

He also invited Chief Secretaries of states to give their suggestions on e-NAM.

PTI

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