Thursday, 14 December 2017

7th Pay Commission: Employees unions to meet today on minimum pay hike


7th Pay Commission: Employees unions to meet today on minimum pay hike

7th Pay Commission Latest News


Central government employees unions leaders will meet today to discuss their demand of minimum pay hike.

It will be the meeting of the Standing Committee Members of Staff Side, National Council JCM over the demand of hiking minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.

National Council (staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) is an umbrella organisation of various Central Government employees’ unions, including Railways, post and telegraph and Income Tax.

In wake of DoPT letter letter, Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary National council (staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery has called for the meeting to give proper reply to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

DoPT letter dated October 30, addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM stating that the demand for increase in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of National Anomaly Committee (NAC).

However, National Anomaly Committee (NAC) has been formed in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations and the government had said the NAC would discuss any pay hike agenda.

Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised with central government employees unions’ leaders in Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s house on June 30, 2016 for hiking Pay and fitment formula through the appoint of a High Level Committee, when the unions had threatened to carry out an indefinite strike on July 11, 2016.

The High Level Committee has not yet been constituted, while the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on June 29, 2016.

Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary National council (staff Side) JCM is also planning to meet PM Modi to raise the minimum pay hike issue before him.

Accordingly, he said, "We have faith in Prime Minister's office, we have faith in PM Modi. We are sure that in order to maintain good industrial relations in the country, PM Modi will find an alternate solution"

Media reports already stated that minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation was under consideration of the Central government and NAC was likely to recommend minimum pay hike to Rs 21,000 from existing Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from existing 2.57 times, but DoPT letter now says minimum pay and fitment factor doesn’t come under the purview of the NAC.

The Unions have been demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor.

TST

Mandatory Aadhaar linking: SC reserves order


Mandatory Aadhaar linking: SC reserves order

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its interim order for tomorrow on pleas seeking a stay on the government’s decision of mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various welfare schemes.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the final hearing on the petitions challenging the Aadhaar scheme itself would commence from January 17 next year.

The central government had yesterday attempted to convince the court not to interfere with its deadlines, promising to extend it for another three months till 31 March 2018 for those who do not have Aadhaar.

Earlier on October 25, the Supreme court had said that the deadline for compulsory linking of Aadhaar to receive benefits of government schemes has been extended till March 31, 2018 for those who do not have the 12-digit unique biometric identification number.

Earlier the court had tagged 22 cases to be heard by a smaller bench.

The cases challenge several aspects of Aadhaar, including the use of data collected under the unique identification programme.

As of now, the 12- digit Aadhaar number is compulsory to be linked to bank accounts, PAN cards, government services and cell phone services.

Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services


Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E (NG)-11/2007/RC-4/CORE/1

RBE No,193/2017


New Delhi, Dated: (12/12/2017)
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.
Ref: No. E(NG)lI/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 16.10.2017 (ROE No. 150/2017)

Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)'s letter referred to the above subject. In partial modification of the instructions contained in letter ibid, Board have decided to enhance the maximum age limit for re-engagement of retired hands to 65 years from the existing age limit of 62 years. Further, it has also been decided to extend the validity of the scheme of re-engagement of retired employees, 10 01.12.2019 as against the existing validity up to 14.09.2018

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt.(N)- II
Railway Board
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Grant of Dry Cell Allowance @ 150/- p.m for Track Maintainers performing night patrolling duties - Railway Board


Grant of Dry Cell Allowance @ 150/- p.m for Track Maintainers performing night patrolling duties - Railway Board

No. 2016/CE-I/GNS/4pt.
New Delhi, dated 07.12.2017
General Managers,
All Indian Railways,

Sub: Payment to the Track Maintainers deputed for night patrolling duties for purchase of dry cell - PNM/NFIR Agenda Item No. 44/2016. 
dry-cell-allowance-railways


NFIR has raised the issue of revision of amount being given to the Track Maintainers deputed for track patrolling duties during night for purchase of dry cell battery. The matter has been considered by Board (MEW & FC) and it has been decided that all track maintainers deputed for night patrolling shall be paid @ Rs 150 per month alongwith their salary towards purchase of dry cell, wherever rechargeable torches have not been provided.

2. This issues with concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

[Rly.no.030-47598, Mob (CUG)-97176111

Source: NFIR

National Anomaly Committee Agenda Items - DoPT

National Anomaly Committee Agenda Items - DoPT

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NAC/2017
Dated: December 9, 2017
Members of the Standing Committee of NC/JCM(Staff Side)

Dear Comrades!
Sub: National Anomaly Committee

A reference has been received from the DoP&T (Government of India), wherein they have put an objection to our agenda we have submitted to the National Anomaly Committee.

To give them a proper reply, it would be in all appropriateness that, Standing Committee Members of the National Council(JCM) (Staff Side), available in Delhi, should meet on 14th December, 2017 at 13.00 hrs. in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Dlehi, to discuss and decided the strategy.

With Best Wishes,
Comradely yours,
sd/
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: Confederation

Extension of deadline till 31.3.18 for submission of Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by client to the reporting entity


Extension of deadline till 31.3.18 for submission of Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by client to the reporting entity

After considering various representations received and inputs received from Banks, it has been decided to notify 31st March, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the clients to the reporting entity. Necessary notification in this regard has been issued.

It may be recalled that earlier Under the provisions of Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, published in the Extraordinary Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 538 (E) dated 01.06.2017, it was provided that
i) In case the client, eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar and obtain a Permanent Account Number does not submit the Aadhaar number or the Permanent Account Number at the time of commencement of an account based relationship with a reporting entity, the client shall submit the same within a period of six months from the date of the commencement of the account based relationship. Provided that the clients, eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar and obtain the Permanent Account Number, already having an account based relationship with reporting entities prior to date of this notification, the client shall submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number by 31st December, 2017.

(ii) In case the client fails to submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number within the aforesaid six months period, the said account shall cease to be operational till the time the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number is submitted by the client. Provided that in case client already having an account based relationship with reporting entities prior to date of this notification fails to submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number by 31st December, 2017, the said account shall cease to be operational till the time the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number is submitted by the client.
PIB

Achievements and Initiatives of the Department of Sports during 2017


Achievements and Initiatives of the Department of Sports during 2017

The major achievements of Department of Sports (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports) During 2017 are given below:

1. Training Center for Para Athletes: Sports Minister laid the Foundation Stone at Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the first ever training center dedicated for Para Athletes on 5th February, 2017. The center is proposed at an estimated cost of over Rs. 50 crores. It will have the World Class facilities where Para athletes will be trained for various International Competitions including Asian Games, Common Wealth Games and Olympic Games. The center will have the following facilities for Para athletes:
(i) Indoor Hall (64m x 42m) fully AC
(ii) Elite Hostel (100 bedded) fully AC
(iii) VIP Accommodation for Foreign Guest (20 nos) AC.
(iv) Open land for warmup.
2. International Boxing Academy: A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) involving International Boxing Association (AIBA), Boxing Federation of India (BFI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) was signed on 1st March 2017 in New Delhi to set up boxing academy at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, Rohtak.

3. High level committee to resolve the grievances and complaints of women sports persons: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports organized a conference on 'Women and Sports in India' in New Delhi on the occasion of International Women Day on 8th March, 2017 to deliberate upon various issues for encouraging more and more women to take up sports. A committee under the chairmanship of AS & FA with representatives from athletes, an advocate and a senior officer of MYAS and a sports journalist (all women) has been constituted for this purpose.

4. Successful conduct of 22nd Asian Athletic Championship, 2017: India conducted successfully 22nd Asian Athletic Championship, 2017from 06 – 09 July, 2017 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. India topped in the medal tally by winning 29 medals (12 Gold, 5 Silver, 12 Bronze).

5. Grameen Marathon: Ministry organized the first Grameen Marathon on 6th August for the youth of rural area in Delhi (Nizampur village) with around 15,000 participants. It involved boys and girls from rural areas of Delhi and helped spread the message of sports and physical activity as way of life. Objective of such sporting events is also to provide a platform to talented youngsters from rural and tribal regions and to help them grow and provide us a chance to train them further so that they can represent India at world stage.

6. Rural Games: The first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsavwas organized between 28th August to 3rd September, 2017 in Nizampur village in Delhi. The Rural Games aimed at popularising the indigenous games like wrestling, athletics etc. and also had fun games like Matka Race, Tug of War for senior citizens to add the fun element in the games to convey the message that every age category needs to take up and practice sports.

7. Launch of Sports Talent Search Portal: Sports Talent Search Portal was launched to spot the best talent from among the young population of the country, by the Vice President of India Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu at a function at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on 28th August, 2017 in the presence of the MoS(I/C) YAS, Arjuna awardees and thousands of school children. The portal will provide a transparent platform for talented youth to upload their achievements. Shortlisted applicants will undergo selection trials and those who pass the trials will be offered admission to SAI schemes.

8. India Australia Sports Partnership: During Australian Prime Minister's visit to India, Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, five Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) between Government of India and Government of Australia were signed on 10th April, 2017 at New Delhi for developing the relation in the field of sports between both countries.
Further, India and Australia on 12thApril, 2017 launched sports partnership in Mumbai aimed at increasing cooperation in sports. The partnership will advance India-Australia cooperation in four areas- Athlete/Coach training and Development, Sports Science, Sports Governance & Integrity and Grass-root participation.

9. Empowered Steering Committee (ESC): The Ministry has approved the constitution of an Empowered Steering Committee (ESC) based on the recommendations of the Olympic Task Force, which was constituted in January 2017for preparation of a comprehensive action plan, including short-term and medium to long-term measures for effective participation of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games to be held in 2020 (Tokyo), 2024 (Paris) and 2028 (Los Angeles).

10. Financial assistance to Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust: The Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 5 crore to AbhinavBindra Foundation Trust (ABFT) to set up a state-of-the-art high-performance facility for rehabilitation, fitness-training and sports science ("Facility") at the Centre at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, Bengaluru. The Facility will be named as the "Sports Authority of India (SAI)-AbhinavBindra Targeting Performance Centre".

11. Stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to the elite athletes: On the recommendation of the Olympic Task Force, theMinistry has on 15.9.2017 decided to give stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to all the athletes selected under Target Olympic Podium Scheme to meet pocket expenses during their preparation for participation in international sports events.

12. Revamped Khelo India Programme: The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. This marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. The revamped Khelo India Programme would impact the entire sports ecosystem, including infrastructure, community sports, talent identification, coaching for excellence, competition structure and sports economy.

13. National workshop on "Sports for All": A national workshop on "Sports for All" was organized on 26.9.2017 at New Delhi with the participation of about 80 representatives from State Governments, National Sports Federations, Indian Olympic Association, Department of Sports, Sports Authority of India, National Observers, etc. One of the key objectives of the workshop was to bring about convergence among all the stakeholders and create a shared vision in order to harness the multiple benefits that sports offer. Experts from Sport England made presentation on community sports and gender equality. The Head of Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) of the UK made a presentation on talent identification and development system. Presentations on community sports were made by Magic Bus and Isha Foundation (NGOs)

14. Successful conclusion of FIFA U-17 World Cup
The 17th edition of the FIFA Under -17 World Cup was successfully held from 6th to 28 October 2017. First time in history, India hosted such a big international football competition. The Venues of the competition were JLN Stadium- New Delhi, PJN Stadium, Fatorda- Goa, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium- Kochi , Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium- Guwahati, VivekanandYuva Bharti Krirangan, Salt Lake- Kolkata, DY Patil Stadium- Navi Mumbai. Twenty Four Teams from across the world participated in the tournament. The Final Match was played between England and Spain before a packed YubabharatiKrirangan Stadium, Salt Lake at Kolkata on 28th October, 2017 in which England were declared FIFA U-17 World Cup Champions.

15. Mission XI Million
Mission XI Million is a joint programme, of this Ministry, All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) to popularise football across the country. The programme targets to reach 11 Million boys and girls across the country for promotion of football by 30th September 2017. Government of India has allocated around Rs. 12.55 crores towards the said programme and an equal amount will be spent by AIFF/ FIFA. Around 11 Million children have already been covered under the said programme. The programe covered 11 Million students, parents, and coaches as part of Mission XI Million Programme played an important role to popularize football in the country.

16. National Sports University in Manipur:
The proposal for setting up of National Sports University in Manipur was formally announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech (2014-15) on 10 July 2014. NITI Ayog has conveyed in- principle approval for the project. This new Central Sector Scheme would be implemented in five years. Tentative cost of the project will be more than Rs.500 crores. The training programe of the proposed Sports University would be organized under Four Schools: School of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, School of Sports Management and Technology, School of Sports Education and School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Four Schools would have Thirteen Departments under them.
The Government of Manipur has provided the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports with land measuring 325.90 acres West Imphal District of Manipur, for the proposed University on 29.12.2016. Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited (HSCL), the Project Management Consultant for setting up the proposed University.

To ensure that the proposed University conforms to the best international standards and practices, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Universities of Canberra and Victoria have been signed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in April 2017. Pending finalization of NSU Bill, National Sports University Society established under the Manipur Societies Registration Act, 1989, will function as the university till such time the bill is passed. BPES and B.Sc. (Sports Coaching) courses will start from the KhumanLampak Sports Complex which will be the Head Quarters of the National Sports University Society. The plan is to take initially 60 Students each for the two courses. It is proposed to appoint one Officer on Special Duty (OSD) and one Finance Officer for the same apart from 16 Faculty Members to run the courses.

17. Olympic Task Force (OTF)
An Olympic Task Force (OTF) was set up in January, 2017 to prepare a comprehensive Action Plan for effective preparation of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo, 2024 & 2028. The Task Force was entrusted with the preparation of an overall strategy for sports facility, training selection procedure and other related matters. The OTF has submitted its report in August, 2017.

Members of the ESC will be Hony. Chairperson (Selection by the Government through search committee process); IOA representative (President, IOA as Member and Secretary General, IOA as an alternate Member); 03 eminent athlete representatives who have retired from active sports, preferably from 3 sports disciplines having strong medal prospects at Olympic level, to be selected by the Government from amongst National Observers; One elite coach from a High Priority sport to be selected by the Government from amongst the existing Chief Coaches or High Performance Director on rotational basis; 1 Sports Scientist and 1 Sports Medicine Director (selection by the Government through search committee process); One representative from Government and one from the Sports Authority of India; One High Performance Director (to be appointed by Government following search committee process); One Chief Executive Officer (to be appointed by Government following search committee process); The ESC can co-opt upto two experts at a time on need basis.

PIB

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 30th November, 2017


Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 30th November, 2017

A. Approved by Cabinet - Total 25
B. Pending Proposals - Total 17

1. With Concerned Ministry- CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (4)
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (8)
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (3)
4. With Department of Expenditure (0)
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (2)

A. Approved by Cabinet
S. No.Name of the ServiceCRC* MeetingCabinet Approval
1CPWD Central Engineering Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service and Central Architecture Service27/06/201103/01/2012
2Military Engineering Services (Indian Defence Service) of Engineers, Architect Cadre and Surveyor Cadre)22/09/2011 and 23/01/201218/04/2013
3Indian Revenue Service19/02/2013 and GoM** on 29/04/201323/05/2013
4Indian Radio Regulatory Service19/02/201303/07/2013
5Central Labour Service19/02/201317/07/2013
6Indian Customs & Central Excise27/08/201305/12/2013
7Indian Cost Accounts Service29/10/201302/01/2014
8Central Power Engineering Service11/12/201313/05/2014
9Indian Ordnance Factory Service19/03/201429/10/2014
10Indian Civil Accounts Service17/07/201316/01/2015
11Border Road Engineering Service26/02/201507/04/2015
12Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service08/01/201506/05/2015
13Indian Trade Service06/05/201401/07/2015
14Indian Statistical Service24/06/201429/07/2015
15Indian Skill Development Service10/04/201507/10/2015
16Indian Postal Service28/12/201525/05/2016
17Central Reserve Police Force15/12/201529/06/2016
18Indian Information Service05/05/201624/08/2016
19Border Security Force29/06/201612/09/2016
20Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service17/09/201527/10/2016
21Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME)
Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)
28/12/201521/12/2016
22Indian Telecom Service06/10/201621/12/2016
23Central Engineering Service (Roads)25/04/201606/03/2017
24Indian Naval Material Management Service24/10/201322/06/2017
25Indian Defence Accounts Service09/09/201619/07/2017
* CRC - Cadre Review Committee ** GoM - Group of Ministers
B. Pending Proposals
Sl. No.Name of the ServiceStatus
1. With Concerned Ministry- CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (4)
1Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)CRC meeting held on 09/01/2017. Approval of MoS (PP) and FM have been obtained. Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Deptt. of Industrial Policy & Promotion has to take the approval of Cabinet. MoC&I has moved the Cabinet Note. DoPT's comments thereon have been sent on 14.11.2017.
2Railway Protection ForceMoR has been requested on 05.07.2017 to place the earlier recommendations of CRC before the Cabinet.
3Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)Approvals of MoS (PP) & FM have been obtained as per the recommendations of CRC. MHA has moved Draft Note for Cabinet. Comments of DoPT thereon have been sent on 16.11.2017.
4Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) (Group 'A' Combatised)CRC meeting held on 19.7.2017. Approval of MoS (PP) & FM have been obtained. MHA has to take the approval of the Cabinet. MHA has moved the Cabinet Note. Comments of DoPT thereon have been sent on 08.11.2017.
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (8)
5Indian Railways Personnel ServiceNote for CRC has been sent to Cabinet Secretariat on 04.07.2017.
6Indian Railways Traffic Service-do-
7Indian Railways Stores Service-do-
8Indian Railways Accounts Service-do-
9Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers- do-
10Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers- do-
11Indian Railways Service of Engineers-do-
12Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers-do-
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (3)
13Indian Naval Armament Service (INAS)Certain clarifications were sought from MoD. The same have been received. The proposal is under consideration.
14Indian P&T Building WorksClarifications on certain points were sought from DoT. The same have been received. The proposal is under consideration.
15Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)MoD has been requested for certain clarifications. The same have been received. The proposal is under consideration.
4. With Department of Expenditure (0)
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (2)
16Indian Economic ServiceDEA has been requested for certain clarifications vide this Division's OM dated 10.07.2017. The same are awaited.
17Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services (IOFHS)The Proposal was returned to MoD with a request to resubmit as per the Cadre Review Guidelines. Revised proposal has been received. DoDP has been asked to provide additional information for examining the proposal.

Sd/-
(MANOJ GUPTA)
Under Secretary
Deptt. of Personnel Trg.
Govt. of India

Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS): NFIR

Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS): NFIR

No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL / Part I
Dated : 11/12/2017
Shri Piyush Goyal,
Hon'ble Minister of Railways,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub : Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS) - reg.

Ref (i) Hon'ble MR's D.O. No. 2012/F(E)III/1/4-Pt dated 29th March 2014 to Hon'ble Finance Minister, Government of India.

(ii) Hon'ble MR's D.O. No. 2012/F(E)III/1/1/4-Pt dated 20th Nov 2015 to the Hon'ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely.

(iii) NFIR's letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL Part I dated 13th Feb.2017 & 26th Oct. 2017.
While enclosing copy of NFIR's letter sent to you vide dated 26th Oct, 2017, I request you to kindly make special efforts at the level of the Government as well by reaching Hon’ble Prime Minister for the purpose of exempting Railways from the National Pension System (NPS). I also desire to bring to your kind notice that your predecessors Shri Mallikarjun Kharge and Shri Suresh Prabhu have already sent proposals to the Government of India (Ministry of Finance) highlighting the uniqueness of Railways working and the necessity to exempt Railways from the NPS.

I trust that you would do the needful for obtaining favourable decision which would motivate all sections of Railway employees to work with grater determination and commitment for providing efficient services.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

No.IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part 1
Dated : 26 Oct,2017
Shri Piyush Goyal,
Ho'ble Minister of Railways,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS) - reg.

Ref:  (i)    Hon'ble MR's D.O. No. 2012/F(E)111/1/4-Pt dated 29th March 2014 to Hon'ble Finance
Minister, Government of India.

(ii) Hon'ble MR's D.O. No. 2012/F(E)111/1/1/4-Pt dated 20th Nov 2015 to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely.

(iii) NFIR's letter No. IV/NPSIPFRDA BILL/Part I dated 13th Feb, 2017.

Federation invites kind attention of the Hon'ble AIR relating to exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS), which was agreed upon by the Railway Ministry, consequently the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu bad sent proposal to the Hon'ble Finance Minister vide letter No. 2012/F(E)III/1/1/4-Pt dated 20th November, 2015, seeking Government's approval to exempt Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS) now called "National Pension System". Shri Mallikarjun Kharge then Railway Minister had also urged upon the Government to exempt Railways from New Pension Scheme (letter No. 2012/F(E)III/1/4-Pt dated 29th March 2014).

In this connection, NFIR desires to reiterate that Pension is very sensitive issue so far as Railways is concerned, due to the reason that the Railway employees have been working at remote places, stations located in jungle areas and have been facing all odds foregoing basic necessities of life, similar to the Defence Forces Personnel, safeguarding the Nation's Borders, and are involved fully in ensuring uninterrupted flow of Railway Traffic. The Railway employees in their day-to-day working face war like situations to ensure that movement of trains is not adversely affected under any circumstances and in the process they get killed on duty as confirmed by the High Level Safety Review Committee (BLSRC) headed by Shri Anil Kakodkar (Chapter 11-2.3).

NFIR, therefore urges upon you to kindly reach the Hon'ble Prime Minister and apprise the Railways unique nature of working as already highlighted by previous Railway Ministers and impress the need for granting exemption of Railways from the New Pension Scheme to enable those Railway employees appointed from January, 2004 get covered by the Liberalized Pension Scheme for receiving guaranteed Pension. Federation strongly believes that your kind intervention and Ell&WS-fivi: with the Hon'ble Prime Minister would result positive decision for exempting Railways from New Pension Scheme soon.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,/
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave

Railway : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-4
New Delhi, dated 05.12.2017.
The General Manager (P),
Eastern Railway,
Kolkata

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave.
Ref: Eastern Railway's letter No.E.77/o/Vol.VIII, dated 06.03.2017.

With reference to Eastern Railway's letter under reference, it is stated that the matter has been considered in Board's office and it has been observed that on the identical issue a clarification already stands issued to Southern Railway vide Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dt. 19.02.2002 (copy enclosed) clarifying that the period of 120 days mentioned in Board's letter no. E(P&A)II-82/HRA-2 dated 04.02.1982 had been revised to 180 days in terms of the amendment carried out to Rule 1707 of IREC-II vide Board's letter no. E(P&A)II/89/HRA-48 dt. 07.08.1992. It was further stated in the letter dt. 19.02.2002 that the employees proceeding on study leave are entitled to House Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance for first 180 days of the study leave and continuation of these allowances beyond 180 days is subject to the production of certificates prescribed in Para 1707 (iii) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-II, 1987 Edition. It may however, be noted that CCA has already been abolished vide Board's letter no. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dt. 12.09.2008 (RBE No.110/2008).

2. Thus, necessary action on the above lines may be ensured.

DA: As above.
S/d,
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director / E(P&A)II,
Railway Board

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

NFIR: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances


NFIR: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

No.I/8/Part II
Dated:11-12-2017

The Secretary (E)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances - reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 17-02- 2010

(ii) Railway Board's Letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 20-05-2011

(iii) NFIR's letter No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part I dated 27-09-2017

(iv) Railway Board's letter No.Pc-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 28-11-2017

Pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendation by the Government for revision of Over Time Allowance rates. NFIR vide its letter dated 27-09-2017 requested the Railway Board to issue instructions for revising the rates of Over Time Allowance for Railway Employees. In the said communication, the Federation had highlighted that Railways being operational system wherein the staff are duty bound to work beyond rostered/statutory limits when ordered in exigency of service, as their duty hours are governed by statutory acts and they are eligible for Over Time Allowance as part of wages.

In the Federation’s communication dated 27-09-2017, Railway Board’s attention was also invited to Board’s decision vide No.PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 20-05- 2011 for granting payment of Over Time Allowance to the Railway Employees at the revised rates w.e.f 01-01-2006 (as a result of agreement with the Federations on DC/JCM Item No.24/2010).

Federation is surprised to note that in Board’s instructions vide RBE No.175/2017 dated 28-11-2017, the revision of Over Time Allowance rates has been given effect from 01-07- 2017 instead from 01-01-2016 ignoring the following:-

The Over Time Allowance is part of wages, which needs to be revised w.e.f 01-01-2016 in terms of statutory provisions.

The Board's decision dated 28- 11-2017 is breach of agreement with the Federations

The Railway Board has unfortunately failed to take into account the fact mentioned in NFIR's letter dated 27-09-2017.

NFIR, therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the case for giving effect to the payment of Over Time Allowance at revised rates w.e.f 01-01-2016 to Railway Employees and issue instructions accordingly to GMs.
Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Source : NFIR

Important Supreme court Judgement - MACP should be given effect from 01.01.2016


Important Supreme court Judgement - MACP should be given effect from 01.01.2016

REPORTABLE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL DIARY NO.3744 OF 2016


Union of India and Ors. - Appellant(s)
Vs.
Balbir Singh Turn & Anr. - Respondent(s)

Deepak Gupta, J.

1. Applications for condonation of delay in filing and refiling the appeals are allowed.

2. This bunch of appeals is being disposed of by a common judgment since similar questions of law are involved.

3. The 6th Central Pay Commission was set up by the Government of India to make recommendations in matters relating to emoluments, allowances and conditions of service amongst other things. The Pay Commission also made recommendation with regard to armed forces personnel. On 30th August,2008, the Central Government resolved by a resolution of that date to accept the recommendation of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC for short) with regard to the personnel Below officer Rank (PBOR) subject to certain modifications clause (i) of the Resolution reads as follows:

"(i) Implementation of the revised pay structure of pay bands and grade pay, as well as pension, with effect from 01.01.2006 and revised rates of allowances (except Dearness Allowance/Relief) with effect from 01.09.2008".

clause 9 of the Resolution reads as follows:-

"(ix) Grant of 3 ACP up-gradation after 8,16 and 24 years of service of PBORs;"

4. Under the recommendations made by the 5th CPC there was a provision for Assured Career Progression (ACP). Vide this scheme, if an employee was not promoted he was entitled to get the next higher scale of pay after completion of 12/24 years of service. The 6th CPC recommended the grant of benefit of ACP after 10 and 20 years of service. The Union of India, however decided to grant 3 ACP upgradations, after 8, 16 and 24 years of service to PBORs, as per Clause (ix) extracted above. However, it would be pertinent to mention that the 6th CPC did away with the concept of pay scales and reduced the large number of pay scales into 4 pay bands and within the pay bands there was a separate grade pay attached to a post.

5. For the purpose of this judgment we are dealing with the facts of civil appeal diary No.3744 of 2016. It would be pertinent to mention that all the petitioners before the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT for short) who are respondents before us are persons below officer rank. The respondents in this case retired after 01.01.2006 but prior to 31.08.2008. They claim that the benefit of the Modified Assured Career progression (MACP for short) was denied to them on the ground that the MACP was made applicable only with effect from 01.09.2008. The respondents approached the AFT praying that they are entitled to the benefit of MACP w.e.f 01.01.2006, i.e., the date from which the recommendation of the 6th CPC with regard to pay and benefits were made applicable. The stand of the Union of India was that the MACP was applicable only w.e.f. 01.09.2008 and, therefore, the respondents who had retired prior to the said date were not entitled to the benefit of the MACP. The AFT vide the impugned order dated 21.05.2014 held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and, therefore, in terms of Clause (i) of the Government Resolution the MACP was payable w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

6. The question that arises for decision is whether the benefit of MACP is applicable from 01.01.2006 or from 01.09.2008.

7. The answer to this question will lie in the interpretation given to the Government Resolution, relevant portion of which has been quoted here in above. A bare perusal of Clause(i) of the Resolution clearly indicates that the Central Government decided to implement the revised pay structure of pay bands and grade pay, as well as pension with effect from 01.01.2006. The second part of the Clause lays down that all allowances except the Dearness Allowance/relief will be effective from 01.09.2008. The AFT held, and in our opinion rightly so, that the benefit of MACP is part of the pay structure and will affect the grade pay of the employees and, therefore, it cannot be said that it is a part of allowances. The benefit of MACP if given to the respondents would affect their pension also.

8. We may also point out that along with this Resolution there is Annexure- I. Part-A of Annexure-I deals with the pay structure, grade pay, pay bands etc., and Item 10 reads as follows :

10 Assured Career Progression Scheme for PBORs. The Commission recommends that the time bound promotion scheme in case of PBORs shall allow two financial upgradations on completion of 10 and 20 years of service as at present. The financial upgradations under the scheme shall allow benefit of pay fixation equal to one increment along with the higher grade pay. As regards the other suggestions relating to residency period for promotion of PBORs Ministry of Defence may set up an Inter- Services Committee to consider the matter after the revised scheme of running bands is implemented (Para 2.3.34) Three ACP upgradation after 8, 16 and 24 years of service has been approved. The upgradation will take place only in the hierarchy of Grade Pays, which need not necessarily be the hierarchy in that particular cadre.

Part-B of Annexure-I deals with allowances, concessions & benefits and Conditions of Service of Defence Forces Personnel. It is apparent that the Government itself by placing MACP in Part-A of Annexure-I was considering it to be the part of the pay structure.

9.The MACP Scheme was initially notified vide Special Army Instructions dated 11.10.2008. The Scheme was called the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for Personnel Below Officer Rank in the Indian Army. After the Resolution was passed by the Central Government on 30.08.2008 Special Army Instructions were issued on 11.10.2008 dealing with revision of pay structure. As far as ACP is concerned Para 15 of the said letter reads as follows:

"15. Assured Career Progression. In pursuance with the Government Resolution of Assured Career Progression (ACP), a directly recruited PBOR as a Sepoy, Havildar or JCO will be entitled to minimum three financial upgradations after 8, 16 and 24 years of service. At the time of each financial upgradation under ACP, the PBOR would get an additional increment and next higher grade pay in hierarchy.


Thereafter, another letter was issued by the Adjutant General Branch on 03.08.2009. Relevant portion of which reads as follows:-

“…….The new ACP (3 ACP at 8, 16 and 24 years of service) should be applicable w.e.f. 1 Jan 2006, and the old provns (operative w.e.f. the Vth Pay Commission) would be applicable till 31 Dec. 05. Regular service for the purpose of ACP shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade.


Finally, on 30.05.2011 another letter was issued by the Ministry of Defence, relevant portion of which reads as follows:-

“5. The Scheme would be operational w.e.f. 1st Sep. 2008. In other words, financial up-gradations as per the provisions of the, earlier ACP scheme (of August 2003) would be granted till 31.08.2008.”

Therefore, even as per the understanding of the Army and other authorities up till the issuance of the letter dated 30.05.2011 the benefit of MACP was available from 01.01.2006.

10. As already held by us above, there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure. It affects the pay of the employee and he gets a higher grade pay even though it may be in the same pay band. It has been strenuously urged by Col. R. Balasubramanian, learned counsel for the UOI that the Government took the decision to make the Scheme applicable from 01.09.2008 because many employees would have lost out in case the MACP was made applicable from 01.01.2006 and they would have had to refund the excess amount, if any, paid to them. His argument is that under the old Scheme if somebody got the benefit of the ACP he was put in the higher scale of pay. After merger of pay scales into pay bands an employee is only entitled to higher grade pay which may be lower than the next pay band. Therefore, there may be many employees who may suffer.

11. We are only concerned with the interpretation of the Resolution of the Government which clearly states that the recommendations of 6th CPC as modified and accepted by the Central Government in so far as they relate to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay etc. will apply from 01.01.2006. There may be some gainers and some losers but the intention of the Government was clear that this Scheme which is part of the pay structure would apply from 01.01.2006. We may also point out that the Resolution dated 30.08.2008 whereby the recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted with modifications and recommendations with regard to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay etc. have been made applicable from 01.01.2006. This is a decision of the Cabinet.

This decision could not have been modified by issuing executive instruction. The letter dated 30.05.2011 flies in the face of the Cabinet decision reflected in the Resolution dated 30.08.2008. Thus, administrative instruction dated 30.05.2011 is totally ultra vires the Resolution of the Government.

12. Col. R. Balasubramanian, learned counsel for the UOI relied upon the following three judgments viz. P.K. Gopinathan Nair & Ors. v. Union of India and Ors. 1 , passed by the High Court of Kerala on 22.03.2017, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board v. Shashi Malik & Ors.2, passed by the High Court of Delhi on 01.09.2016, K.K. Anandan & Ors. v. The Principal Accountant General Kerala (Audit) & Ors3 passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench, Kerala on 08.02.2013. In our view, none of these judgments is applicable because the issue whether the MACP is part of the pay structure or allowances were not considered in any of these cases.

13. In this view of the matter we find no merit in the appeals, which are accordingly disposed of. All pending applications are also disposed of.


…………………………..J.
(Madan B. Lokur)

……………………………J.
(Deepak Gupta)

New Delhi
December 08, 2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

7th CPC Military Brochure - Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP)


7th CPC Military Brochure - Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP)

MACP.

A direct recruited Sep, Hav or JCO will be entitled to min three financial upgradations after 8, 16 and 24 years of service. At the time of each financial upgradation under MACP, the JCO/OR would get an addl increment and next higher Pay in the hierarchy. The following MACP would be entitled to JCOs/OR recruited under direct entry:

(a) Sep.

(i) Entitled to first financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Naik on completion of 8 yrs of service.

(ii) Second financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Hav on completion of 16 yrs of service.

(iii) Third financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Nb Sub on completion of 24 yrs of service.

(b) Direct Entry Hav.

(i) A direct entry Hav would be entitled to first financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Nb Sub on completion of 8 yrs of service.

(ii) Second financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Sub on completion of 16 yrs of service.

(iii) Third financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Sub Maj on completion of 24 yrs service.

(c) A Direct Entry JCO will be entitled to first financial upgrdation in Level 7 to the rank of Subedar on completion of 8 years of service, second financial upgradation in Level 8 to the rank of Subedar Major on completion of 16 years of service and third financial upgradaion in Level 9 on completion of 24 years of service. This is subject to the condition that the third financial upgradation does not take them beyond the age of superannuation for JCOs in terms of maximum period of service allowed and age of retirement / release.

Illustration


(a) If a Sep in Level 3 gets his first regular promotion to the rank of Nk in Level 4 on completion of 5 years of service and then continues in the same Level for further 8 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for second upgradation under the MACP Scheme in the Level 5 after completion of 13 years (5+8 years).

(b) In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get third upgradation under the MACPs in Level 6 on completion of further 8 years of service i.e after 21 years (5+8+8).

Auth : Adm Instrs for grant of MACP issued by PS-2(c) vide their letter No B/33513/ACP/AG/PS-2(c) dated 13 Jun 2011 and MoD ID No 1(13)/2011-D(Pay/ Services) dated 30 Jun 2014.

DOPT trying best to clear backlog of promotions: Dr Jitendra Singh


DOPT trying best to clear backlog of promotions: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is trying its best to clear the backlog of promotions which had accumulated for several years. He said, while the Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi follows a policy of zero tolerance towards corrupt and non-performing officers, at the same time it is also supportive towards performing officers of integrity.

Dr Jitendra Singh was responding to a delegation of Central Secretariat employees who called on him here today and sought his intervention for timely promotion of lower grade staff members. They also submitted a memorandum on behalf the Central Secretariat MTS Association, wherein it was submitted that many of the lowermost working professionals in the Government of India get deprived of even single promotion during their entire service tenure.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, in order to bring in the ease of governance as well as objectivity in empanelments, the government has, in the last three years, improvised upon the procedures so as to ensure that there are no subjective preferences involved in carrying out the promotions. The procedures have been made more hi-tech using sophisticated technology tools to minimize the human interface, he added.

He said that in the past, every government took credit for bringing in a new legislation or rule while this government has done away with nearly 1500 rules which were either obsolete or had become irrelevant with the passage of time. All this is meant not only to ensure effective and timely delivery of outcomes for the public, but also to enable the employees to perform to the best of their ability, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, he himself personally feels disturbed to come across cases where some of the employees working in the lowest rung of administration spend their entire service tenure of 30 to 35 years without securing a single promotion. He said, he has discussed the issue with all the senior officers in the Ministry and several innovative means are being evolved to avoid stagnation at middle and lower rungs of administration.

Dr Jitendra Singh also regretted that in a large number of cases, stagnation in promotions was the result of litigation amongst the employees themselves and even though the DoPT tries its best to put forward its view in the court of law, the delay becomes inevitable.

PIB

7th CPC: Classification of Posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 - DoPT OM dated 8.12.2017

7th CPC: Classification of Posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 - DoPT OM dated 8.12.2017

F. No. 11012/ IO/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 8th December, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Classification of Posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department.s Order No. 8.0. 3578 (E) dated 9.11.2017 regarding classification of civil posts under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. As per this order, all civil posts except person serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union are classified as follows:


S.No.

Description of Posts

Classification of posts
(1)(2)(3)
1A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 10 to 18Group A
2A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 6 to 9Group B
3A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 1 to 5Group C

2. In some Ministries/ Departments, posts may exist which are not classified as per the norms laid down by this Department. If, for any specific reason, a Ministry/ Department proposes to classify the posts differently, it would be necessary for that Department to send a specific proposal to Department of Personnel and Training giving full justification in support of the proposal within three months of this O.M. so that the exception to the norms of classification laid down in 8.0. 3578 (E) dated 9.11.2017 (copy enclosed) can be notified.

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Nitin Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23040264
Source: DoPT

Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel

Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel

Qualification Allowance
7thCPC-qualification-allowance


Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). HQI have been introduced and extended to JCOs/OR.

qualification-allowance-7thCPC


Dress Allowance

Dress Allowance

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017. 

Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel


Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel
Transport Allowance
travel-allowance-for-defence-personnel

Note : (a) Cities Auth Higher Tpt Allce (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.

(b) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.

(c) Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the Tpt Allce at the rate of Rs15,750 + DA per month.

(d) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

(e) Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250 + DA.

Conveyenance-travel-allowance


Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/ D(Mov)/17 dated 15 Sep 2017.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

7th CPC Military Brochure -Pay Matrix : Officers {Except Military Nursing Service (MNS)}

7th CPC Military Brochure -Pay Matrix : Officers {Except Military Nursing Service (MNS)}

Pay Structure
1.3. Pay Matrix Offrs (Except MNS).


7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : (MNS) Officers

7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : (MNS) Officers

Level of Ranks : MNS Officers.

 (a) Lt – Level 10

 (b) Capt – Level 10A

(c) Major – Level 10B

 (d) Lt Col – Level 11

 (e) Col – Level 12

(f) Brig – Level 12B

 (g) Maj Gen – Level 13B

7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : Officers (Except MNS)

7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : Officers (Except MNS)

PART I : PAY

General

1.1. Level of Ranks.

All ranks are placed at various levels as per New Pay Structure. Level of Ranks are determined in accordance with the various levels as assigned to the corresponding existing Pay Band and Grades’ Pay or scale as specified in the Pay Matrix.

OFFICERS

1.2. Level of Ranks : Offrs. Level of Ranks for all offrs, incl those from AMC, ADC and RVC but excluding MNS are as under:-

(a) Lieutenant – Level 10

(b) Captain – Level 10B

(c) Major – Level 11

(d) Lieutenant Colonel – Level 12A

(e) Colonel – Level 13

(f) Brigadier – Level 13A

(g) Major General – Level 14

(h) Lieutenant General (HAG) – Level 15

(j) Lieutenant General (HAG+) – Level 16

(k) VCOAS & Army Cdrs (Apex) – Level 17

(l) COAS – Level 18

7th CPC Military Brochure – Introduction, Aim and Preview

7th CPC Military Brochure – Introduction, Aim and Preview

Introduction, Aim and Preview

INTRODUCTION

1. The 7 th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has been implemented for the Defence Forces vide Govt MoD Gazette Notification S.R.O. 12 (E) dt 03 May 2017 and S.R.O. 9 (E) dt 03 May 2017. This Info Brochure has endeavoured to combine the entitlements of each indl alongwith relevant authorities so that benefits of 7th CPC are exploited to the maximum.

2. The 7th CPC makes a major departure from its predecessors, in so far as the pay structure is concerned. The recommendations of 7 th CPC involves dispensing with the existing Pay Bands and Grade Pay and instituted Pay Levels which correspond to the erstwhile Grade Pay. The 7th CPC has proposed a Pay Matrix for the purpose of pay fixation of the employees. The major features of the 7th CPC, as related to Army, are as under:-

(a) The recommendations to take effect from 01.01.2016.

(b) The minimum revised pay approved is Rs 21700/- {in place of Rs 8460/- (6460/- + 2000) and the maximum is Rs 250000/- (in place of Rs 90000/-)}.

(c) A Fitment Factor of 2.57 is applied for transition from 6 th CPC to 7th CPC.

(d) Annual increment will be calculated by transiting one stage vertically down in the same Level.

(e) MACP shall continue to be granted without any changes.

(f) Separate Pay Matrix for Defence Personnel and Military Nursing Services Officers.

(g) All Allces have been rationalized.

(h) Most of the Allces have been raised corresponding to the rise in Dearness Allowance (DA).

(i) House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be revised to 24%, 16% and 8% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z Cities respectively. Rate of HRA will be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%.

(j) Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) and Military Service Pay (MSP) not to be included for calculating HRA, Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) and Annual Increment.

(k) All non-interest bearing advances to be abolished. (m) Ceiling for Gratuity to be enhanced to Rs 20 lakhs wef 01.01.2016 and thereafter increase of 25% to be allowed whenever DA rises by 50%.

AIM

3. The aim of this Information Brochure is to info all ranks about their entitlements in respect of Pay, Allces, Pension and Conditions of Service post implementation of 7 th CPC.

PREVIEW

4. The Information Brochure is laid out in four parts as under:-

(a) Part-I – Pay.

(b) Part-II – Allces.

(c) Part-III – Pension and Related Benefits.

(d) Part-IV – Terms and Conditions of Service.

Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 – Amendment to Rule 36

Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 – Amendment to Rule 36

Government of Tamil Nadu  2017
FINANCE [Pension] DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.357, Dated 6th December 2017.
(Hevilambi, Karthigai-20, Thiruvalluvar Aandu-2048)

ABSTRACT

Pension – The Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 – Amendment to rule 36 – Orders – Issued.

Read:

From the Commissioner of Archives and Historical Research D.O.Letter No.5557/A2/11, Dated 03.02.2015

ORDER:

In the letter read above, the Commissioner of Archives and Historical Research has stated that the existing provision of Rule 36 of Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 is misused frequently to perpetuate Government jobs within the families of existing Government servants and requested to make reference to Medical Board mandatory for all cases of retirement by Medical invalidation.

2.Based on the above, the Government after careful examination have decided to amend the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978. Accordingly, the following Notification will be published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette:-

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby makes the following amendments to the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978.

AMENDMENTS

In the said Rules, in rule 36, in sub-rule (1), under the heading “Explanation” in clause (a), –

(1) for item (i), the following item shall be substituted, namely:-

“(i) A Medical Board in the case of all Medical invalidation cases, whether they are self drawing Officers or non-self drawing Officers.”;

(2) in item (ii),-

(a) sub-item (a) shall be omitted;

(b) in sub-item (c), for the expression “Medical Officer” occurring in two places, the expression “Medical Board” shall be substituted.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
RAJEEV RANJAN
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (FAC)

Friday, 8 December 2017

7th Central Pay Commission: Discontinuation of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' Services under CSS


7th Central Pay Commission: Discontinuation of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' Services under CSS

7th-Central-Pay-Commission-Tenure-Allowance-CSS


No. 2/ 10/2017-Estt.(Pay-H)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 07, December, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission: Discontinuation of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme.

This Department's OM No. 2/22(A)/2008-Estt(Pay-II) dated 3rd September 2008 provided for rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure)'s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure .

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary, has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. D/o Expenditure's OM No.29/ 1/2017-E.II(B) dated 11.07.2017 also provided that disbursement of all existing allowances which have not been specifically recommended for continuation in terms of the Resolution dated 6th July,2017 shall be discontinued from the salary of the month of Jul,2017.
5. In view of D/o Expenditure's OM No.29/1/2017-E.II(B) dated 11.07.2017, Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance can not be paid without issue of a fresh O.M. All Ministries/ Departments may please take note for strict compliance.
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Ministries/Departments as per standard list.

Source: DoPT

FAQ: Timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965


FAQ: Timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

F. No. 11012/09/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated 8th December, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Frequently Asked Questions on timeline for completing Disciplinary proceeding in time bound manner under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

Instructions have been issued in the past for expeditious disposal of disciplinary proceeding cases.  Further, Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1965 have also been notified vide Gazette Notification No. 548(E) dated 2.06.2017 (copy enclosed) for introducing stringent timeline for  completing disciplinary proceeding in a time bound manner. Based on the same, a set of frequently asked questions is attached for necessary information.

2. Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to all concerned for compliance.

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Nitin Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 23040264
To
The Secretaries of All Ministries/Departments
(as per the standard list)

Source: DoPT

CBDT extends date till 31.3.18 for linking of Aadhaar with PAN


CBDT extends date till 31.3.18 for linking of Aadhaar with PAN

Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), with effect from 01.07.2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link the same with Permanent Account Number (PAN). In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers in the process, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN was initially extended till 31st August, 2017 which was further extended upto 31st December, 2017.

It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till 31.03.2018.

PIB

Thursday, 7 December 2017

7th CPC Rates of Tenure Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' and 'B' Railway Officers (Railway)


7th CPC Rates of Tenure Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' and 'B' Railway Officers (Railway)

7th-CPC-Tenure-Allowance-Railway-Officers


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 80

RBE No.: 181/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/6

New Delhi, dated: 04/12/2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of the rates of Tenure Allowance to officers of Organized Group 'A' Railway Services posted as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors, Directors and Group 'B' officers when posted against senior scale post in RDSO.

Kindly refer to Board's letter No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/5/3 dated 27.03.2009 (S.No. PC-VI/94, RBE No. 58/2009) on the above mentioned subject.

2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, it is decided that on their posting as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors, and Directors in the office of RDSO, the officers of the Organized Group 'A' Railway Services wi11 be entitled to draw their basic pay plus Tenure Allowance on the terms and conditions as stipulated below subject to review/modifications, if any, based on DoPT's guidelines on Deputation (Duty) Allowances.
(i) The Officers of Organized Group 'A' Railway Service posted in the RDSO as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors and Directors will be subjected to a prescribed tenure, on the expiry of which they will be reverted to field posts in Zonal Railways / Production Units and Construction Organizations.

(ii) Officers belonging to Organized Group 'A' Railway Services posted in RDSO as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors will be paid Tenure Allowance at the rate of 10% of their basic pay subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000/-p.m.

(iii) The allowance will not be paid beyond the normal tenure of three years for Deputy Directors, four years for Joint Directors and five years of Directors.

(iv) No Tenure Allowance will be admissible to the officers of the Services posted as Executive Directors and above in RDSO.

(v) This allowance shall not be admissible to those Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors who are given extension or re- employment after superannuation.

(vi) In cases where the tenure posting is a post with a lower Level of pay, the pay of the Officer going to such a post will be filled in the tenure post as per extant rules.
'Basic Pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not include any other type of pay like Special Pay, etc.

3.The existing conditions contained in pa 4 of Board's letter No. PC-V/98/I/7/3 dated 12.02.2004 would continue to be operative. TADK will not be admissible.

4.These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

5.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

6.Hindi version is placed below.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Discontinuation of execution of bond for direct recruit MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant and Inspector of Posts: Deptt of Posts Order dated 30.11.2017

Discontinuation of execution of bond for direct recruit MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant and Inspector of Posts: Deptt of Posts Order dated 30.11.2017

No. 15-04/2015-SPB-I
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Personnel Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, Dated 30.11.2017

To
The Chief Postmasters General
All 23 Postal Circles

Subject: Discontinuation of execution of bond for direct recruit candidates as provided under Appendix 21 of P&T Manual IV.

Madam/ Sir,
I am directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority to discontinue the practice of execution of bonds under the provisions stipulated in Appendix 21 of Postal Volume IV by direct recruit Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS), Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA) and Inspector of Posts (IP) at the time of joining Department of Posts.

2. Above decision may be conveyed to all appointing authorities of the Circles immediately.

3. These orders shall come into force with immediate effect.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(G. Rajeev)
Director (SPN)
 Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to Jangi Inam (a Pre Independence Gallantry Award)


Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to Jangi Inam (a Pre Independence Gallantry Award) 

No.7(62)/2014-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110105
Dated the 4th December, 2017
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to Jangi Inam (a Pre Independence Gallantry Award).

Sirs,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 7 (119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30th March, 2011 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to the enhanced payment at the following rate to all categories of Jangi awardees and their legal heirs of World War I (Two lives) and World War II (one life only) with effect from 1st August, 2017.

GALLANTRY AWARDEXISTING RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
REVISED RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
Jangi Inam5001,000

2. All other terms and conditions contained in this Ministry's letter referred to above governing the grant of payment of this enhanced monetary allowance of  'Jangi Inam' will remain unchanged.

3. The expenditure incurred will be debitable to the relevant Heads of Defence Services Estimates .

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No.7/67/E.III.A/98 dated 11th September, 2017.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(T.D. Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post Independence Gallantry Awards


Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post Independence Gallantry Awards

No.7(62)/2014-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi - 110105
Dated the 4th December, 2017
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post Independence Gallantry Awards.

Sirs,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 7 (119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30th March, 2011 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to the enhanced payment of monetary allowance at the following rates to all recipients, irrespective of rank and income, of the following Post-Independence gallantry awards, with effect from 1st August, 2017:

GALLANTRY AWARDEXISTING RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
REVISED RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) 10,00020,000
Ashoka Chakra (AC)6,00012,000
Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) 5,00010,000
Kirti Chakra (KC)4,5009,000
Vir Chakra (VrC) 3,5007,000
Shaurya Chakra (SC)3,0006,000
Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal
(Gallantry)
1,0002,000

2. The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death. Ordinarily, the widow who was first married shall receive the allowance but with the special sanction of the Government the allowance may be divided equally between the lawful widows of the recipient.

3. When the award has been made posthumously to a bachelor, the monetary allowance shall be paid to his father or mother, and in case the posthumous awardee was a widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter as the case may be.

4. Each bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of monetary allowance as admissible to the original award.

5. The monthly monetary allowance will be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.

6. Payments, if any, already made for the period beyond the date of issue of this letter will be adjusted against the payment due under this letter.

7. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the relevant Heads of the Defence Services Estimates.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No.7/67/E.III.A/98 dated 11th September, 2017.

Yours faithfully
S/d,
(D. Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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7th CPC Revision of the rates of Railway Board Tenure Allowance to the Officers of Organized Group A Railway Services

7th CPC Revision of the rates of Railway Board Tenure Allowance to the Officers of Organized Group A Railway Services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 81
RBE No : 182/2017

New Delhi, dated: 04/12/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/6

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub : Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of the rates of Railway Board Tenure Allowance applicable to the officers of Organized Group 'A' Railway Services on their appointment as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors in Railway Board's office.

The officers of Organized Group 'A' Railway Services posted as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors and Directors in the Railway Board are entitled for the payment of Railway Board Tenure Allowance in terms of Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/5/3 dated 14.10.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/36, RBE No. 154/2008).

2.Consequent upon the acceptance of the Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, it has been decided that on their posting as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors, and Directors in the office of the Railway Board, the officers of the Organized Group 'A' Railway Services will be entitled to draw their basic pay plus Railway Board Tenure Allowance on the terms and conditions as stipulated in para 4 below subject to review/modifications, if any, based on DoPT's guidelines on Deputation (Duty) Allowances.

3.It is further decided that the officers of the non-Railway organized Group 'A' services on their appointment to the posts of Deputy Directors/ Joint Directors/ Directors in the Railway Board Secretariat will be entitled either to get their pay fixed in the applicable cell in Pay Matrix in appropriate level or to draw basic pay plus Tenure Allowances as applicable to Railway organized Group 'A' Services officers as stipulated in para 4 below.

4.The terms and conditions for drawing Railway Board Tenure Allowance on posting in Railway Board's office will be as under :
(i) The Officers of Organized Group 'A' Railway Services as well as the Officers of non-Railway Organized Group 'A' Services posted in the Railway Board's Office as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors will be subjected to a prescribed tenure, on the expiry of which they will be reverted to field posts in Zonal Railways/Production Units/Construction Organizations etc.

(ii) Officers belonging to Organized Group 'A' Railway Services posted in Railway Board's office as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors will be paid Railway Board Tenure Allowance at the rate of 10% of their basic pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.9000/- p.m.

(iii) The allowance will not be paid beyond the normal tenure of 3 years for Deputy Directors, 4 years for Joint Directors and 5 years for Directors.

(iv) No allowance will be admissible to the officers of the Railway Services posted as Executive Directors and above in the Railway Board's office.

(v) This allowance shall not be admissible to those Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors who are given extension or re- employment after superannuation.

(vi) In cases where the tenure posting is to a post with a lower Level of pay, the pay of the Officer going to such a post will be filled in the tenure post as per extant rules.
'Basic Pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not include any other type of pay like Special Pay etc.

5. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

7. Hindi version is placed below.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

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