Thursday, 31 August 2017

AICPIN for the month of July 2017 - 5 Points Increased (285)


AICPIN for the month of July 2017 - 5 Points Increased (285)

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - July 2017

The All India CPI-IW for July, 2017 increased by 5 points and pegged at 285.

The Index increased by 1.79% between June, 2017 and July, 2017 when compared with the increase of 1.08% for the corresponding months of last year.

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st August, 2017
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - July 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2017 increased by 5 points and pegged at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). In terms of monthly change, it increased by (+) 1.79 per cent between June, 2017 and July, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.08 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

 The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 3.12 percentage points to the total change. The House Rent index further accentuated the overall index by (+) 0.70 percentage points. At item level, Rice, Pure Ghee, Chillies (Green), Onion, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Palak, Parwal, Potato, Pumpkin, Tomato, Torai, Banana, Cucumber, Mango, Tea (Readymade), Bidi, Cooking Gas, Kerosene Oil, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Coconut Oil, Mustard Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Coconut, Lemon, Petrol, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 1.79 per cent for July, 2017 as compared to 1.08 per cent for the previous month and 6.46 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 0.32 per cent against (-) 1.28 per cent of the previous month and 9.34 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Jamshedpur reported the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Delhi and Ranchi- Hatia (11 points each), Raniganj and Jaipur (10 points each) and Varanasi and Amritsar (9 points each). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 7 points in 7 centres, 6 points in 7 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 5 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a decrease of 1 point. Rest of the 6 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres indices are below national average. The indices of Amritsar and Lucknow centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2017 will be released on Friday, 29th September, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

AICPIN-EXPECTED-DA-FROM-January-2018

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway Employees - Persons with Disabilities

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway Employees - Persons with Disabilities
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No.107/2017
No.E(P&A)l-2017/CPC/LE-5
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants in light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

In pursuance of Department of Personnel & Training's OM No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L) dated 25.02.2015 and OM No. 25012/1/2015-Estt(A-IV) dated 19.05.2015, the issues relating to leave and notice of voluntary retirement of Railway servants who have acquired a disability while in service are required to be dealt with in the light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

2. Leave applied on medical certificate in connection with disability should not be refused or revoked without reference to a Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. The ceiling on maximum permissible leave laid down in Rule 510 of IREC Vol-1 may not be applied to leave on medical certificate applied in connection with the disability. Any leave debited for the period after a Railway servant is declared incapacitated shall be remitted back into his/her leave account. For a Railway servant who is unable to submit an application or medical certificate on account of disability, an application/medical certificate submitted by a family member may be accepted.

3. Further, keeping in view the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995 and the judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 5CC 579, it has been decided that whenever a Railway servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said notice has been submitted due to a disability, the administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. In case the provisions are applicable, the Railway servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits.

3.1 In case a disabled Railway servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with under the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per applicable rule.

4. It is requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for voluntary retirement and leave from disabled Railway servants under the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995.

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

6. Please Acknowledge receipt.
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government - Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers


Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government - Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VII No.49
RBE No. 111/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
No. E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/WS-2
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government - Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers.


Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Senior Supervisors of workshop cadre (whether working in workshops or PCO) when deputed as Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers may be granted Special Allowance @ 6 percent of Basic Pay.

2. The revised rate of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in Board's letter No. E{P&A)I-2008/SP- 1/WS-1 dated 04.07.2008 shall remain unchanged.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.
 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VII No. 50
RBE No. 112/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
No. E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/WS-1
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to revise the rates of PCO Allowance as under:

Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 6% of Basic Pay
Non-supervisory staff and Jr. Engineers up to level 6 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 12% of Basic Pay

Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 6% of Basic Pay Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 6% of Basic Pay Non-supervisory staff and Jr. Engineers up to level 6 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 12% of Basic Pay2. The revised rates of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in Board’s letter Nos. PC-IV/86/SP/1 dated 16.10.1989, PC-IV/89/SP/2 dated 28.03.1990 and PC-IV/89/SP/2 dated 31.05.1991 shall remain unchanged.

4. The PCO Allowance will not be reckoned for any benefit such as DA, HRA, CCA, pension, gratuity and fixation of pay on promotion.

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

6. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017
Source : AIRF
7thCPC-PCO-Allowance-AIRF


7th CPC Revision of Pension for Puducherry pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules


7th CPC Revision of Pension for Puducherry pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules
No. 28/ 3/2009-P&PW(B)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, Dated the 21st July, 2017
To,
The Chief Secretary,
Government of Puducherry,
Puducherry.

Subject: Revision of Pension in respect of Puducherry pensioners /family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules on the line of revision of pension of Central Government Pensioners on the recommendations of VIIth Central Pay Commission - regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to say that the question of revision of pension of Puducherry pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension under the Ex-French Pension Rules in line with the revision of pension for Central Government Pensioners as per this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (i) and (ii) dated 04.08.2016 has been under consideration of the Government of India. The President is now pleased to decide that the Puducherry pensioners and family pensioners shall also be eligible, as a special case, for benefit of revision of pension as enumerated in this Department’s G.M. dated 04.08.2016 referred to above i.e. by multiplying the pension /family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendation by 2.57. However, the order regarding revision of pension as per Pay Fixation method available to the Central Govt. Pensioners vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 shall not be applicable to these Ex-French Pension Rules pensioners / family pensioners.

2. The pensioners/ family pensioners, referred to above will also be eligible for dearness relief at the revised rates effective after the 7th CPC on the revised pension as per orders issued by the Government in this regard from time to time.

3. The pension/ family pension will be revised in terms of these orders by the Govt. of Puducherry in each case individually and the revised pension payment orders will be issued to the concerned pension disbursing authority for arranging payment. It may be ensured that proper and thorough physical verification of the beneficiaries is carried out before revision of pension / family pension.

4. The above mentioned benefits shall not, however, be admissible in the case of Pensioners / family of the deceased pensioners who have opted for French nationality and are drawing metropolitan Pension from the French Government.

5. These orders issue with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. No 30-1/33(iii)/2016-IC dated 13.07.2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
(Harjit Singh)
Director

Government Retires 13 Group 'A' Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)


Government Retires 13 Group 'A' Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)

The ordnance factories under the administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence are managed by the officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), which is an organized Group 'A' Central Service. The Service is responsible to ensure that the ordnance factories are always geared to cater to the varied logistical needs of the Armed Forces. Indian Ordnance Factories Service provides requisite leadership to the 39 Ordnance Factories employing about 1 lakh employees.
The Government is taking various steps to improve the performance of Ordnance Factories by making its officers accountable to ensure delivery of quality products to Armed Forces of the nation in prescribed timelines.

One of the steps taken in this direction was to initiate rigorous screening of overall performance of its officers based on their entire service records in pursuance of instructions contained in the Fundamental Rule 56(j) and Rule 48(1)(b) of Central Civil Service(Pension) Rules, 1972 and prematurely retire the officers whose overall performance is not found upto the mark.

The Government, after having assessed the overall performance of officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service, following the prescribed procedure, has decided to retire its 13 Group 'A' officers from Government service in public interest due to their overall unsatisfactory performance.

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7th Central Pay Commission -Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprive of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg


7th Central Pay Commission -Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprive of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg

N.F.I.R.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen's
No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC/Allowance/2016/Part I
Dated: 28/08/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Government’s decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission -Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprivel of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1 dated 17/08/2017 (RBE No.96/2017).
NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the modified instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 17/08/2017 on payment of Transport Allowance at revised rates, stating that the Railway employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24,200/- & above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix are entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600 plus DA thereon in cities mentioned in the Annexure to Board’s letter dated 03/08/2017 and @ Rs.1800 plus DA thereon at all other places.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that with the issuance of instructions dated 17/08/2017, an anomalous situation has arisen wherein the Railway employees in Pay Level 3, drawing pay Rs. 21,700/- and above upto Level 8 are entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600 + DA thereon (in Al/A class cities and in other cities @ Rs. 1800 + DA thereon), while those in Pay Level 1 & 2 are made eligible for the Transport Allowance at the said rate (i.e. Rs. 3600/- + DA thereon) on reaching the Pay of Rs. 24,200/- and above.

Federation further desires to state that pursuant to the recommendations of 5th CPC and 6th CPC, the following instructions were issued:-

Recommendations of 5th CPC - Transport Allowance
RBE No. 179/1997 (rates w.e.f. 01/08/1997)

S.NoPay Scale of the EmployeesA 1/A Class CityOther Places
1Rs.8000-13500 or above800400
2Rs.6500-10500 or above but below Rs.8000-13500400200
3Below Rs.6500- 1050010075

Above position reveals that all the employees working in pay scale below Rs. 6500-10500 i.e. upto Rs. 6000-9800 (S1 to S1OA) were allowed Transport Allowance at the uniform rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. in Al/A class cities irrespective of their pay.

Recommendations of 6th CPC -Transport Allowance
RBE No.111/2008 (rates w.e.f 01/09/2008) & RBE No.95/2015

Employees drawing Grade Pay of
Rate of Transport Allowance For A 1/A Class cities
GP 5400 & above3200 + DA
GP 4200-4800,GP below 4200 and pay in pay band = Rs.74401600 + DA
GP below 4200 and Pay below Rs.7400600 + DA

From the above, it could be seen that the employees were allowed higher rate of Transport Allowance on reaching the pay @ Rs.7440/- irrespective of their Grade Pay (PB-) viz., GP 1800,1900,2000,2400,2800.
The above position shows that the Board's instructions dated 03-08- 2017 and 17-08-2017 have deprived the Transport Allowance at Rs.3600/- + Da thereon to the staff working in pay Level 1 & 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix due to the restriction that such higher rate of Transport Allowance is allowed on reaching the pay of Rs.24,200, inspite of the fact that they were already drawing higher rate when their pay was Rs.7,440/- in 6th CPC Grade Pay 1800,1900,2000,2400 and 2800.

Federation contends that the ends of justice would be met if the Railway employees working in Pay Level 1 & 2 are also allowed payment of Transport Allowance at higher rate i.e.Rs.3600/- + DA thereon when their pay is Rs.21,700/- instead Rs.24,200/-.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to make out a case and refer the matter to the Ministry of Finance for removal of aberration for ensuring justice to lower level staff (i.e.Pay level 1 and 2 also). A Copy of the reference made to the Ministry of Finance, may be provided to the Federation for follow up action.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Rates effective from 1st July, 2016.


7th CPC DA from Jul, 2016 & Jan, 2017 for Defence Personnel: MoD Order

F. No. 1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 18th August, 2017
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Rates effective from 1st July, 2016.

Sir,
Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government relating to Dearness Allowance, the undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2016-E-II(B) dated 04.11.2016 & 1/3/2017-E- II(B) dated 30.03.2017 on the above subject

The provisions of the said letters will mutatis-mutandis be applicable to Armed Forces Personnel. These letters will be in supersession of letters of even number dated 23.11.2016 and 17.04.2017.

2. These letters issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 229-PA dated 17.08.2017 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2016-E.II(B) dated 04.11.2016 & O.M. No. 1/3/2017-Ell (8) dated 30.03.2017.
Yours faithfully,
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Exemption for travel in airlines other than Air India on Government Tour: Department of Posts OM

Exemption for travel in airlines other than Air India on Government Tour: Department of Posts OM.
F. No.9-1/2016-FC (Posts)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Integrated Finance Wing)
New Delhi, the 24th August, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Exemption for travel in airlines other than Air India - reg.

Consequent upon the delegation of powers to the Financial Advisors to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases, this office is receiving requests from the officers seeking exemption for air travel by airlines other than Air India.

While processing such proposals, it has been observed that in spite of repeated instructions issued by the Directorate vide letter no. 17-01/2015-PAP dated 28.07.2016, OM no. 9-1/2016-FA (Posts) dated 09.08.2016 and dated 28.02.2017 (Copies enclosed for ready reference), requests for seeking exemption are being submitted in the last days / hours of the proposed journey and that too with incomplete/insufficient reasons/documents in' prescribed Performa (Revised) as required vide Directorate OM no. 9-1/2016-FA (Posts) dated 28.02.2017. This results in avoidable delay in processing such cases and higher expenditure due to the last minute booking of tickets. It is-also seen that even without obtaining approval of the competent authority, the journey by airlines other than Air India is performed and at a later stage requests seeking ex-post facto approval are submitted, violating the instructions on the subject.

In view of the above, it is once again reiterated that the requests in the revised Performa complete in all respect are submitted to JS&FA at least 7 working, days in advance from date of travel so that adequate time is made available for processing in Integrated Finance Wing. It may also be noted that non-receipt of approval by the stipulated date does not entitle one to claim relaxation as a matter of right.
This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Nirdosh Kumar Yadav)
Director (FA)

PROFORMA RELAXATION TRAVEL BY AIRLINES AIR-INDIA

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Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioner/Family Pensions - Order 29.08.2017


Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioner/Family Pensions - Order 29.08.2017
No.1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011
Dated: 29th August 2017
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

SUB: GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 and letter No. 1(10)/09-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12th January 2011 & No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 5th May 2015 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.500/- pm. with effect from 19.11.2014 to Armed Forces Pensioners/Family' Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in Armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-per month. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.

2. Ex-Servicemen who retired on or after 01 Apr 2003 have to- become member of ECHS Compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. These orders applicable only in such cases, where the date of retirement is prior to 1.4.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI rooms and are not members of ECHS.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. All other conditions as laid down in Government of India letter No. 1(1)/98-D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 will continue to apply.

5. This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their ID No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 16 August 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/

Railway wise status of pending pension eases of Normal retirement and Other than normal retirement


Inordinate delay in finalization of pension cases on all units of Indian Railways/Production units. - Railway Board Order after Railway Minister concern

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
No. 2016/AC-II /21/8/Pt-l New
Delhi dated: 28.08.2017
PFAs,
All Zonal Railways / PUs

Sub- Division/ Railway -wise status of pending pension eases of Normal retirement and Other than normal retirement.

Hon'ble Minister for Railways has expressed concern that there has been inordinate delay in finalization of pension cases on all units of Indian Railways/Production units. It is desired that immediate Steps be taken to streamline the system in place. A division/Railway-wise status report on pending pension cases of Normal retirement and Other than normal retirement as on 31.3.2017 has been sought.

It is therefore requested the requisite details may be provided in the following format by mail at jda[at]rb.railnet.gov.in by 31.08.2017.

Railway
Division
Number of pending cases for Settlement of Normal Retirement as on 31.03.2017
Number of pending cases for
Settlement of other
than Normal
Retirement as on 31.03.2017
Reasons for delay

(Vivek P. Tirupathi)
Director Finance/CCN
Railway Board

Atal Pension Yojana surges ahead with 62 lacs enrolment


Atal Pension Yojana surges ahead with 62 lacs enrolment

A total of 3.07 lac APY accounts have been sourced under One Nation One Pension. The stellar performance of the banks under the campaign includes some of the largest banks in the country namely, State Bank of India sourcing a stupendous 51,000 APY accounts and other prominent banks like Canara Bank which has sourced 32,306 APY accounts, Andhra Bank at 29,057 APY accounts, in other private banks category, Karnataka Bank at 2641 APY accounts, in RRB's category, Allahabad UP Gramin Bank at 28,609 accounts followed by Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank at 5,056 APY accounts , Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank at 3,013 APY accounts, Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank at 2,847 APY accounts & Punjab Gramin Bank at 2,194 APY accounts.

At a time when the interest rate on various financial instruments including Savings Bank is declining, Atal Pension Yojana as a pension scheme offers a guaranteed rate of 8% assured return for the subscribers and also the opportunity of higher earnings in case the rate of return is higher than 8% at the time of maturity, after staying invested in the scheme for 20-42 years. Increasing enrolment is attributed to financialisation of assets and driving the people to pension products which has Govt of India implicit guarantee to give an assured pension to the subscriber, spouse and return of corpus to the nominee.

Department of Financial Services in association with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been organizing various APY campaigns to give thrust through which the population not covered by any pension scheme is approached by APY Service Provider banks and Department of Posts to inform about the salient features and benefits of the APY scheme and are encouraged to get enrolled in the scheme. PFRDA organised a National Level Pension Mobilization Campaign " One Nation One Pension" from 2nd August to 19th August 2017 in association with the APY Service Provider Banks all over the country. 62 lacs subscribers have become members of the Atal Pension Yojana till date in 2 years after launch of the scheme.

The objective of PFRDA is to cover the maximum possible population uncovered by any pension scheme under the APY scheme so that India as a nation can move from a pension less to a pensioned society and the citizens can live a life of dignity in their vulnerable years.

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OBC reservations: Cabinet approves equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government


Cabinet approves equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government so that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations 

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for claiming benefit of OBC reservations. This addresses an issue pending for nearly 24 years. This will ensure that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations, on par with children of people serving in lower categories in Government. This will also prevent children of those in senior positions in such institutions, who, owing to absence of equivalence of posts, may have been treated as non Creamy Layer by virtue of wrong interpretation of income standards from cornering government posts reserved for OBCs and denying the genuine non creamy layer candidates a level playing field.

The Union Cabinet also approved the increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 6 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The new income criterion will be Rs. 8 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and will enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.

These measures are a part of the Government's efforts to ensure greater social justice and inclusion for members of the Other Backward Classes. The Government has already introduced in Parliament, a bill to provide Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. It has also decided to set up a Commission, under section 340 of the Constitution, to sub categorize the OBCs, so that the more backward among the OBC communities can also access the benefits of reservation for educational institutions and government jobs. All these decisions, taken together, are expected to ensure greater representation of OBCs in educational institutions and jobs, while also ensuring that the more under-privileged within the category are not denied their chance of social mobility.

Background:
In its judgment dated 16.11.1992 in WP(C) 930/1990 (IndraSawhney case) the Supreme Court had directed the Government to specify the basis, for exclusion of socially and economically advanced persons from Other Backward Classes by applying the relevant and requisite socio-economic criteria.
An Expert Committee was constituted in February 1993 which submitted its report on 10.03.1993 specifying the criteria for identification of socially advanced persons among OBCs i.e. the Creamy Layer. The report was accepted by the then Ministry of Welfare and forwarded to DoPT which issued an OM dated 08.09.1993 on exclusion from the Creamy Layer.

The OM of 08.09.1993 specifies six categories for identifying Creamy Layer (a) Constitutional/Statutory post (b) Group 'A' and Group 'B' Officers of Central and State Governments, employees of PSUs and Statutory bodies, universities, (c) Colonel and above in armed forces and equivalent in paramilitary forces (d) professionals like Doctors, Lawyers, Management Consultants, Engineers etc. (e) Property owners with agricultural holdings or vacant land and/or buildings and (f) income/wealth tax asessee.

The OM further stipulates that the said parameters would apply mutatis mutandis to officers holding equivalent or comparable posts in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Organizations, Universities, etc. and Government was required to determine equivalence of positions in these organizations with those in Government.
Pending the equivalence to the established in these institutions Income criteria would apply for the officers in these Institutions.

However, this exercise of determining the equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. had not been initiated. The determination of equivalence of posts has been thus pending for almost 24 years.
The matter of formulating equivalence has since been examined in detail. In PSUs, all Executive level posts i.e. Board level executives and managerial level posts would be treated as equivalent to group 'A' posts in Government and will be considered Creamy Layer. Junior Management Grade Scale-1 and above of Public Sector Banks, Financial Institutions and Public Sector Insurance Corporations will be treated as equivalent to Group 'A' in the Government of India and considered as Creamy Layer. For Clerks and Peons in PSBs, FIs and PSICs, the Income Test as revised from time to time will be applicable. These are the broad guidelines and each individual Bank, PSU, Insurance Company would place the matter before their respective board to identify individual posts.

PIB

GST: Cabinet approves promulgation of the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Ordinance, 2017

GST: Cabinet approves promulgation of the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Ordinance, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal of the Finance Ministry to promulgate an ordinance to suitably amend the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017.

The approval would allow to increase the maximum rate at which the Compensation Cess can be levied from 15% to 25% on:
a) motor vehicles for transport of not more than thirteen persons, including the driver [falling under sub-headings 870210, 8702 20, 8702 30 or 8702 90]; and

b) motor vehicles falling under headings 8703.
The GST Council, in its meeting held in August 2017, taking into consideration the fact that post introduction of GST, the total incidence on motor vehicles [GST+ Compensation Cess] has come down vis-a-vis pre-GST total tax, incidence, and had recommended increase in the maximum rate at which Compensation Cess can be levied on motor vehicles falling under headings 8702 and 8703 from 15% to 25%.

The issue regarding the increase in effective rate of Compensation Cess on motor vehicles will be examined by the GST Council in due course.

PIB

Monday, 28 August 2017

Revision of the 6th CPC Pay Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 (-1S)

Revision of the 6th CPC Pay Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 (-1S)

JCM requests to Ministry of Finance that kindly consider the issue of pay revision of non-matric employees appointed on compassionate ground in 6th CPC pay scale -1S(4440-7440) w.e.f. 1/1/2016 on the basis of 7th CPC.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C. Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
No.NC-JCM-2017/Fin.
August 24, 2017
The Secretary,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block,
New Delhi.

Sub: Revision of the 6th CPC Pay Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 (-1S)

Dear Sir,

Alter the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations the minimum entry qualification for Central Government job is kept as Matriculation or ITI. However candidates who are not Matric/ITI qualified are recruited in the -1S pay scale of Rs. 4440-7440 and kept in the same pay scale till they acquire the Matriculation qualification. However the pay scale is not yet revised even after the implementation of the 7th CPC pay scales w.e.f. 1/1/2016.  This is causing undue financial hardship to the concerned employees.  It is therefore requested that you may kindly consider the above issue and necessary instructions may please be issued revising the above pay scale w.e.f. 1/1/2016 on the basis of 7th CPC

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

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Relaxation of residency period for promotion of Jr. Accounts Asstt (GP 2800/-) as Accounts Asstt (GP 4200/-) on Indian Railways

Relaxation of residency period for promotion of Jr. Accounts Asstt (GP 2800/-) as Accounts Asstt (GP 4200/-) on Indian Railways

No. II/6/Part 8

Dated: 23/08/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Relaxation of residency period for promotion of Jr. Accounts Asstt (GP 2800/-) as Accounts Asstt (GP 4200/-) on Indian Railways-reg.

NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the provisions made in the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol. I (2009 Edition) - Para 171 (5) wherein it has been stipulated that the posts of Accounts Assistants in GP 4200/PB-2 will be filled by promotion of Jr. Accounts Assistants in GP 2800/- on completion of three years service in the Grade and on passing Appendix-ll Examination. The said para of the IREM is reproduced below:-

"The posts in the grade of Accounts Assistants in Scale Rs. 1400-2600 will be filled by promotion of Junior Accounts Assistants in Scale Rs. 1200-2040 after they have completed three years service in the grade and passed Appendix II examination. Provided that the condition of passing the Appendix II Examination will not be applicable to those Jr. Accounts Assistants, who were promoted as such against un-qualified senior suitable quota as per clause 3 (ii) above".

2. Further the Federation brings to the notice of Railway Board that vide provision contained in Para 215 (a) of IREM (Rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ Staff) - Section B/Chapter I, it has been laid down that for promotion within Group ‘C’, a minimum of 2 years service in the immediate lower Grade is necessary.

In view of the above, Federation proposes that the minimum residency period of three years for promotion of J AA to Accounts Assistants with the condition of passing Appendix 11 IREM Examination be reduced to two years for ensuring equitable justice to staff.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the above points and amend the extant provision of 3 years residency period to two years as is in vogue in other than Accounts Department/which would enable appendix qualified staff to get promotion to the post of Accounts Assistant.

Federation may please be replied of action being taken on the above proposal.

Yours faithfully,
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(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Merger of PSBs Hold Massive Demonstration Call of UFBU

Merger of PSBs Hold Massive Demonstration Call of UFBU

Circular No: 24/2017
24th August, 2017
To all Affiliates/Office Bearers/CC/GC Members

Dear Comrades,

Move for Merger of PSBs
Hold Massive Demonstration
Call of UFBU

This is further to our Circular No.23/2017 of yesterday. You were informed of the decision of Central Cabinet meeting held yesterday to constitute "alternative mechanism" for giving in principle approval for merger of public sector banks in the name of consolidation.

Through our circular referred above we expressed our strong sense of resentment against the decision of the Central Cabinet as we are of the firm opinion that the decision of the Cabinet is nothing but a ploy to go ahead with the hidden agenda of privatisation of public sector banks.

UFBU, through telephonic consultations among the constituents, has decided to hold demonstrations at all State Capitals and major centres at the earliest, the date for which will be decided by state units of UFBU depending upon local convenience.

We call upon all our units to take immediate initiative for holding meetings/consultations of/with state units/constituents of UFBU and to decide the date for holding the demonstration at State Capitals and all major centres of concerned States.

All our State units have to ensure maximum mobilisation of our members in respective areas.
With greetings,
Comradely yours
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(PRADIP BISWAS)
GENERAL SECRETARY
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Central Government Employees Memes Exact Situation!


Central Government Employees Memes Exact Situation!

Just for Fun :)

7thCPC-central-government-employees-memes

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Web Based Cadre Management System-Updation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of SO/ASO


Web Based Cadre Management System-Updation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of SO/ASO.
Reminder
No. 21/1/2016-CS.I (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Shavan,
New Delhi-110003.
Dated 25th August, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Web Based Cadre Management System-Updation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of SO/ASO.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Division's OM of even number dated 02.08.2017, on the above cited subject matter and to bring to the kind notice of all the Ministries/Departments, that the prime objective of the Web Based Cadre Management System hosted at cscms.nic.in. in respect of all incumbents of CSS, CSSS and CSCS is to ensure accurate real time data of all the officers, enabling this office to take timely decisions relating to cadre management functions. Despite the requests/instructions in this regard, issued from time to time, to the Nodal Officers, vide several OM/reminders, the complete and upto date data is still not available in the system, in respect of several Ministries and Departments. It is therefore, reiterated that until the data is maintained upto date, by the respective Ministries/Departments, the very purpose of the Web Based Cadre Management System is defeated. If need be, the Nodal officers may depute their subordinates to CS.I Division (Shri H.M.Malhotra, Section Officer {CMS/PR} Tel.No:24629414) to clear their doubts, if any, about the functioning of this system/correctness of data in the CSCMS.

2. It may kindly be brought to the notice of all the CSS Officers that active co-operation in this regard, is required from all the CSS officials to ensure the updation/correctness of data in the CSCMS, as the absence of such upto date data in the ibid System, may hinder the process of promotion of the officers/officials. It may also be advised that it is also the responsibility of the CSS officer/individual to get his/her data updated and fed in the ibid System.

3. The Ministries/Departments are therefore, once again requested to take up immediate necessary steps for updation of data in respect of SOs/ASOs of CSS Cadre in CSCMS (Web Based Cadre Management System) as per the' proforma/format enclosed. The concerned Officials may also be sensitized to get their data updated in the System.

4. This exercise may kindly be got completed by 31st August 2017.
Enclosure: Format/Proforma.
(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412/14.
To
All Ministries/Departments
Director/Deputy Secretary (Administration)
(Through Website of this Department)

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Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC


Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
NO. PC-VII/2016/DAC/1
New Delhi, dated : 25.8.2017
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, State Entry Road
New Delhi- 110055.
The General Secretary,
National Federation of
Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
News Delhi - 110055.
Room No.256-E, Rail Bhawan.
Dear Sirs,
Sub: First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC.

Ref: Draft Minutes circulated vide letter dated 21.07.2017.
The minutes of the first meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee held on 20.06.2017, finalised in consulation withe the Federations are enclosed.
Yours sincerely,
For Secretary Railway Board

Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee held on 20.06.2017
The first meeting of Departmental Anomaly Commitee (DAC) was held on 20.06.2017 at 11 A.M.in Room No.402. The Following attended the meeting.

Official Side
i) Shri Manoi Pande, AM (Staff)
ii) Shri Tanveer Ahmed, EDF (E)
iii) Shri Dhruv Singh, EDPC-I
iv) Shri Alok Kumar, ED E(IR)
v) Shri S. Balachandra iyer, EDPC-II

The Federations:
AIRFNFIR
1. Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, President1. Shri Guman Singh, President
2. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary2. Dr. M.Raghavaiah, General Secretary
3. Shri J R Bhosle, Treasurer3. Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President

2. Shri Manoj Pande, AM (Staff), Chairman/DAC welcomed all the representatives to the meeting and started that the purpose of the meeting is to address the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC as defined in DoPT'S OM dated 16th August, 2016 and circulated vide Ministry of Railways letter no.PC- VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 29-03.2017 and PC-VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 25.5.2017. As advised through these letters, anomaly will include the following 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;

(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 CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 is less than the amount an employees is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules;

(c) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relatives have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.
3. It was also stated by AM(Staff) that both the federations were requested to submit the agenda items which have been abserved as anomalies within the provisons of anomalies as defined in the aforesaid letters. As agenda was given only by NFIR, on the NFIR agenda items remarks were circulated to the participants of the meeting.

4. Dr. M. Raghaviiah, General Secretary, NFIR staied in his introduction speech that the definition of anomaly should be interpreted liberally. The official side and the staff side should jointly workout a consensus to identify the issues coming wiihin the definition of 'anomaly' to ensure that Railway employees are given justice' He said that careful examination and ground realities would reveal that anomalies arisen in Railways specific categories are needed to he addressed judiciously. He also brought out following issues/suggestions.
  • During the implementation of 6th CPC after due discussions Ministry of Railways sent a detailed proposal in respect of various anomalies especially in respect of pay structure of Technical Supervisors to Ministry of Finance and DoP&T. However, Ministry of Railways failed to place these proposals before 7th CPC.
  • Till the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations the pay structure of Technical Supervisors were placed on a higher pedestal on comparison With pay structure of the corresponding categories of Accounts Department. With the implementation of 6th CPC pay structure the relatives in the case of the Technical Supervisors category of Indian Railways got disturbed and 7th CPC also did not address this core issue which is affecting thousands of employees.
  • Various proposals/references sent to the Ministry of Finance and Department of Personnel and Training are not getting addressed and thereby the issues remain unresolved. As such Ministry of Railways may try find out an in house mechanism for addressing these issues. In support of this, past precedent of 1997 was quoted.
  • Certain factual inaccuracies have crept into the 7th CPC Report which need to be addressed. For example, though there was demand from the federations to raise the entry qualification in respect of Assistant Loco to Diploma as recommended by Dr.Anil Kakodar, Chairman, HLSRC, wheras, the 7th CPC had wrongly quoted in its report that Federations have demanded Degree qualification. He cited para 11.40.63 of the 7th CPC report and wanted DAC to take note of this for appropriate action.
5. W.r.t the points raised by Dr. Raghavaiah, the Offical Side clarified that all the factual position and historical background were brought before 7th CPC w.r.t the anomalies existing in respect of the pay structure of Technical supervisors.

6. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF took up the issue regarding upgradation of pay structure in respect of Accounts, and CMA cadre as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission and stated that there has been no action on implementing these recommendations.

7. As regards, AIRF's is Sue regarding upgradation of pay structure of various categories of Indian Railways, it was stated by Official Side that while approving the recommendations of 7th CPC, Ministry of Finance in its resolution dated 25.07.2016 decided to refer the recommendations of 7th CPC to upgrade the pay structure of thirteen categories in various Ministries including Accounts and CMA cadres of Indian Railways to DoP&T for taking a comprehensive view. In pursuance of the decision of Ministry of Finance the issue was referred to DoP&T enclosing all the communications made by Ministry of Railways with 7th CPC and implementation Cell in this regard. DoP&T after due consideration, in the first week of April 2017 returned these proposals stating that in terms of Transaction of Business Rule (TBR) the upgradation of pay structure is an issue coming under the domain of Department of Expenditure and accordingly advised to refer the issue to Department of Expenditure for taking a decision. The matter is under submission to Board for sending to Department of Expenditure. While acknowledging the 7th CPC recommendation and the Federation's demand in this case, the Official Side also pointed out that historical relatives across cadres have to be kept in mind.

8. The 28 point agenda given by NFIR was briefly taken up for discussion. The comments of the Nodal Directorate on these issues were shared to all the delegates in the meeting. It is observed that certain issue such as item no. 20 (Perfusionist in Railways) item no. 18 (Dietician in Railways) already stand resolved. However, point wise detailed discussion of the agenda was not taken up for study to enable the Federation to respond to these comments.

9. Before concluding, It was started by the Official Side that various anomalous issues and demands such as non-replacement of -1S Scale, ambiguity in 14.29% increase in pay fixation in the case of Running Staff category, Upgradation of pay structure of Railway Dressers, clarifications on FR (22) options and "bunching" increments, improvement in Technical Supervisors' and Group 'B'officers pay'scales have already been taken up with Ministry of Finance for redresial.

The meeting ended with a note of thanks to the Chair.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
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7th Pay Commission: Central government employees blame government for delay in higher allowances implementation


7th Pay Commission: Central government employees blame government for delay in higher allowances implementation

New Delhi: : A top most central government employees union leader on Friday said central government had been the villain in the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in respect of higher allowances and employees had every right to demand arrears on higher allowances.

"The government had delayed in the implementation of the higher allowances. It had failed to handle the financial situation of the employees, according to arrears on higher allowances should be paid," the leader said.

"Earlier the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had claimed it must implement after four months of the basic pay hike but it failed to come true," the leader added.

More than 18 to 19 months had passed since the 7th pay commission report was submitted and twelve months had elapsed since the union cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for salary hike of central government employees, but the Cabinet approved the recommendations on allowances on June 28 this year, which are being paid to the employees from July, 2017 without arrears.

The government has given higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance had referred to the 'Committee on Allowances' headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa had said in October 2016, "We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up."

But the government had gave extension to the committee up to February 22, 2017 on the pretext of demonetisation and the government said that the cash crunch was the reason behind the delay in announcing higher allowances.

The announcement of assembly elections in five states had also given an excuse for the government as it couldn’t announce pay hikes till the model code of conduct is in place up to March 8.
The government was using delaying tactics to save the government money to pay higher allowances without arrears from August 16.

The delayed implementation of allowances have saved the government nearly Rs 40,000 crore.
The delay in the implementation of allowances is chiefly because of the financial gains of the government, while financial condition of the government is very sound.

The delay in implementation of the higher allowances has caused tremendous irritation and frustration among employees and they also expressed their resentment over the the announcement of non payment of arrears on allowances.

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Staff - Payment of Bonus - As per Bonus (Amendment), Act 2015. For the Year 2016-17.


Bonus for Bank Employees for the year 2016-17 as per Bonus amendment Act 2015 - Andhra Bank Circular
Andhra Bank
(A Govt. of India Undertaking)
Head Office
HYDERABAD
Department: HUMAN RESOURCES
Circular No.168
Ref No.03/31
Date: 18.8.2017
Reg: Staff - Payment of Bonus - As per Bonus (Amendment), Act 2015. For the Year 2016-17.

Payment of Bonus Act was amended recently. As per the amended provisions the ceiling on salary and wage has been increased from Rs.10000/- to Rs.21000/- per month. As such, employees whose salary/wage does not exceed Rs.21000/- per month are now eligible for bonus.

It has been decided to pay Bonus at the rate of 8.33% of salary to all the eligible employees for the period 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2017.

Salary for this purpose includes 1) Basic pay (including FPP & PQP) 2) Special Pay 3) Dearness Allowance

4) Special Allowance with DA only.
All the branches / offices may note to disburse the Bonus to all the eligible employees as per the procedure given here under:

Tentative list of eligible employees together with Bonus Calculation as per the data extracted from HRMS shall be provided to all Zones.

Zonal Offices should get the data verified and confirm the correctness of eligibility and amount of Bonus paid and payable.

For any modifications required to be undertaken in the list, Zonal Office should submit the details to HO with suitable justification

On receipt of the "Branch-wise difference and addition of Bonus payable details - as per the format given in Annexure-IV" from the Zonal offices, the Bonus Amount will be credited to the "Cheque Proceeds Account" of the Zonal Office for onward distribution to branches.

Branches should enter details of Bonus paid in the Bonus Register for verification by the Labour Department Officials.

The entire exercise of verification of calculation and Payment of Bonus to eligible employees should be completed by 25.09.2017.

For the information of our branches/offices, the important guidelines and illustrations are given in Annexure-I, II and III

All the salary disbursing authorities are advised to go through the contents of this circular carefully and adhere to the stipulations mentioned without any deviation.
(V B BHAGAVATHI)
General Manager (HR)
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Implementation of the 7th CPC benefits extended to each and every officers/staffs

Implementation of the 7th CPC benefits extended to each and every officers/staffs

"to ensure that benefits have been extended to each and every officers/staffs.  PCA(Fys) Orders

 IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
No.1431/AN-PAY/V/7th CPC
Dated 23.08.2017
To
All CFAs(Fys)
Branch Accounts Offices

Subject: Implementation of the 7th CPC

It has now been for a year that Govt. has declared the 7th CPC recommendations and accordingly this office has undertaken necessary initiative for extending the benefits of 7th CPC to the eligible officers and staffs. As per our official records almost every single cases has been attended to in this regard. There are few cases where the same could not be done for want of certain documents/ options etc. Service Books are also being monitored to ensure that benefits have been extended to each and every officers/staffs.

2. However, this office is seeking confirmation in this regard from your end that there are no left over cases in this regard.

3. it is, therefore,enjoined upon all concerned to look into the matter and details of pending cases, if any, may be forwarded forthwith with necessary options etc so as to complete the work of extending the financial benefits based on the recommendation of the 7th CPC.

4. This may be given a wide publicity to all concerned.

5. A NIL Report in this regard may please be sent to this office for our record please.

6. The receipt of the circular may please be acknowledged
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AC of A)Fys)
Authority: http://pcafys.nic.in/

Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by New Pension System

Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by NPS

"It is once again reiterated that the aforesaid instructions may be followed scrupulously and to review all the cases for ensuring the payment of family pension, disability pension and extra-ordinary pension to the NPS subscribers in case of death/disability"

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2012/F(E)111/1(1)/4
New Delhi, Dated: 23/08/2017
The GMs/FA & CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Subject: Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by New Pension System - clarification regarding.

Please refer to the instructions issued vide Board’s letters No. 2008/AC-II/21/19, dated 29/05/2009, No.2010/AC-II/21/18 dated 02/07/2013 and 13/07/2010, letters of even number dated 08/09/2014 and 13/01/2016 on the above mentioned subject.

2. Now, one of the recognized Federations (NFIR) have again raised the issue of non- compliance of the above instructions by Zonal Railways and reluctance on the part of Railways in providing additional relief to the widows of NPS subscribers/ NPS subscribers who have been declared invalidated. The Federation have also stated that Zonal administrations are not taking initiatives to ensure additional relief in terms DOP&PW’s D.M. dated 05/05/2009 and that they are reluctant in providing additional relief on death and disability of NPS subscribers.

3. It is once again reiterated that the aforesaid instructions may be followed scrupulously and to review all the cases for ensuring the payment of family pension, disability pension and extra-ordinary pension to the NPS subscribers in case of death/disability. Further, Zonal Railways are also advised to sensitize the administration at lower level towards the problems faced by the employees and their families.
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(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman: CGDA's clarification on bunching benefit

Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman: CGDA's clarification on bunching benefit

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts ( Fys)
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata-700001
No. Pay/ Tech-II/04/Vol.-LXXIV
Date:- 17/08/2017
To
ALL CFA(Fys)
AO, OF Nalanda.

Sub: Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman

In continuation to this office earlier circular of even No. dated 04.12.2013, it is intimated that the clarification as to whether the grant of additional increment should be considered or otherwise for granting bunching benefit to MCM in Ordnance Factories, has been received vide our HQrs. Office letter No. AT/II/2458 (PC) 6/06-IV dated 24/07/2017. A copy of the same is enclosed for your kind information.

It is also intimated that this office earlier circular of even No. dated 04.12.2013 may be treated as cancelled and necessary action may be taken at your end for revision of affected cases.

All Br. AOs under your jurisdiction may please be intimated accordingly.

Enclo: As above
Sd/-
Assistant Controller of Accounts (Fys.)


Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No. AT/II/2458 (PC) 6/06-IV
Dated: 24 July 2017
To
The PCA (Fys)
Kolkata

Subject: Clarification on bunching benefit to be extended in Ordnance Factories.

Reference: Your office letter No Pay/Tech-II/04/Vol- LXIII dated 31-05-2017.

In para 4 of your office above cited letter MOF No F. No 1/1/2008-IC dated 12-05-2013 has been referred to, which clarifies that ‘In cases where the stages of fixation of pay in the revised pay band as per fitment table contained in the OM dated 30-08-2008 provides for the same revised stage in the pay band with reference to two consecutive stages of pre-revised pay in the corresponding pre-revised scales, then in such cases due to application of MOF OM dated 19-03-2012, there will be no change in the revised pay as on 01-01-2006, if the revised stage with reference to the pre-revised pay after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale-does not undergo any change as per fitment table.

2. However, in the pay fixation case in respect of Shri C. V Mane as put forth in para 3 of your letter, his revised pay is not the same as per the Fitment Table after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale. In view, the provisions of MoF OM dated 22-05-2013 does not appear to be applicable in the case of Shri C. V. Mane for not taking into account the additional increment granted in terms of MOF OM dated 19 -03-2012 for providing bunching benefit.

Jt CGDA (P&W) has seen.
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(V K Purohit)
SAO (AT-II)

7th CPC : Appeal for restoration of option 1 for Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners


Central Government Pensioners: Appeal for restoration of Option 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners

7th CPC  :  Appeal for restoration of option 1  for Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners

No. RSCWS/ HO / 7th CPC/2017-16
Dated: 23rd August, 2017

Shri Narindera Modi, Hon. Prime Minister India, 152, South Block, New Delhi-110001
Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon. Minister of Finance, Govt. of India, North Block, New Delhi- 110001
Shri Jitendra Singh, Hon. MOS Personnel, PG & Pension, GOI, North Block, New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,
Subject: Appeal for restoration of Option 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners - For Parity of Pension between Pre & Post-2016 Central Government Pensioners

Reference: i) DOP&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017 & 6th July, 2017 ii) Para 10.1.67 of 7th CPC Report for grant of Parity of Pension of Pre & Post Seventh CPC Pensioners

1. We draw your kind attention to the sad plight of large majority of Central Government Pensioners – especially the Pre-2006 Pensioners and more so the Pre-1996 Pensioners, who will suffer a major financial loss in fixation of their Revised Pension on account of an unjust decision on implementation of 7th CPC Report vide DOP&PW OM dated 12 -5-2017 cited above.

2. The Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Para 10.1.67 & 10.1.68 of its Report had for the first time conceded the long pending demand of the Central Government Pensioners for Parity of Pension between the Pre and Post CPC Pensioners and had recommended the following pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel who had retired before 01.01.2016:
i) All the Civilian personnel including CAPF who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations) shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by this Commission, on the basis of the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This amount shall be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service, at the rate of three percent. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension.

ii) The second calculation to be carried out is as follows. The pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations, shall be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at an alternate value for the revised pension.

iii) Pensioners be given option of choosing whichever formulation is beneficial to them.
3. Option 1, cited above, was very much feasible to implement as recommended by 7th CPC for revision of Pension of old Pension since according to the survey conducted by the DOP&PW, it was accepted that the Service Records of over 80% of old Pensioners were available, while those of the others could be re-built as per procedure prescribed in the Rules and as was done after 5th & 6th CPC and as per orders of the Courts in numerous cases.

4. Regrettably, the Committee formed by the Government, to consider the feasibility of implementation of Option 1 recommended by the Seventh CPC, while finding it non-feasible, did not care for the interest of the more than 80% of the Pensioners merely to save the Administration from the botheration of Re-building the Service Records of the rest less than 20% Pensioners. This was a great injustice since the 80% of the Pensioners who’s Records are available, shall suffer a loss of Pension just because of missing records of the rest 20%.

5. Instead, the Government accepted the following formula vide OM Dated 12-5-2017, as recommended by the Committee on Feasibility of Option 1:

"the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF's, who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per the first Permutation."

6. The above said formula will very seriously and adversely affect the Revised pension of a large majority of the Pre-2016 Pensioners on account of following reasons:
a) "Parity of Pension" between Pre and Post-2016 Pensioners - recommended by the Seventh CPC - would be denied to the Pre-2016 Pensioners.

b) In the process of notional pay fixation in successive Pay Commissions, there is a lot of dilution particularly for pensioners who retired in 4th CPC period resulting in big financial loss.

c) Irrespective of the date of retirement, Option 1 would have given the same pension to pre-2016 pensioners depending upon the number of increments earned in the last Level. By denying option 1 there will be sub-groups even within the homogenous group of pre-2016 pensioners.

d) None of the above losses would occur to the Pre-2016 Pensioners if the Option 1 recommended by the 7th CPC is implemented and if the new formula is allowed as a 3rd Option in addition to Option 1 & 2 Recommended by the 7th CPC in the interest of natural justice to all Pre- 2016 Pensioners.
2. It is, therefore, requested that the Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners be fixed at the highest of the 3 Options - including first two Options as recommended by 7th CPC and 3rd Option as accepted by the Government and Notified vide DOP&PW OM Dated 12-5-2017.

Hoping for a favourable consideration & thanking you in anticipation. With kind regards,
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Harchandan Singh)
Source : RSCWS

Thursday, 24 August 2017

National Anomaly Committee related letter of the JCM (Staff Side)


National Anomaly Committee related letter of the JCM (Staff Side)

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
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.NC-JCM-2017/7th CPC Anomaly
Dated: August 23, 2017
Dear Comrades
Kindly refer to your letter requesting us to take up certain issues in the National Anomaly Committee. We, having considered the definition of the anomaly and the ambit of the NAC, taken up the issues which are placed on our website. Some of the issues brought to our notice are actually “demands” in the charter and, we have reserved the same for taking up in the Standing Committee as Agenda.

These, apart from department specific items/issues, i.e. pertaining to one single department, are to be taken up in the Departmental Anomaly committee.

If you have any objection over our decision in the matter, kindly write to us or call on us immediately. No requisition received after 30th August 2017 may be able to be considered by us.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
Source: NC JCM Staff Side

Meaning of an Ex-Servicemen - Revised Definition

Meaning of an Ex-Servicemen - Revised Definition

WHO IS AN EX-SERVICEMEN

DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN

Those who were released between 01 Jul 66 and 30 Jun 68 (both days inclusive) - Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union, has been released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No F.14/26/64-Estt(D) dated 11 Oct 1966)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 68 and 30 Jun 71 (both days inclusive) - Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months and released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No 14/11/68-Estt(D)/Estt -C) dated 13 Feb 69)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 71 and 30 Jun 74 (both days inclusive) Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Personnel Notification No 13/3/71-Ests(C) dated 14 Oct 71)

Those who were released between 01 Jul 74 and 30 Jun 79 (both days inclusive)  ESM means a person who has served in any rank(whether as a combatant or non -combatant) in the Armed forces of the Union, for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation and has been released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.
(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department . of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 13/24/73-Estt(C) dated 26 Oct 74)

Those who were releasedbetween 01 Jul 79 and 30 Jun 87 (both days inclusive) Any person who has served in any rank(whether as combatant or not)in the armed forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at their own request or by way or dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and not less than five years service if discharged at own request.

(Authority : Department . of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 39016/10/79-Estt(C) dated 15 Dec 79)

Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87 – Any person who has served in any rank (whether as combatant or not) in the armed forces of the Union and was released/retired with any kind of pension from Defence Budget or released on completion of specific terms of engagement with gratuity otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.
(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

Personnel of Territorial Army  Who are pension holders ;for continuous embodied service, persons with disability attributable to military service and gallantry award winners retired on or after 15 Nov 86.
(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

Personnel of Army Postal Service  Personnel of Army Postal Service , who are a part of regular Army and retire from such service (that is directly from APS without reversion to P&T Department) with a pension or who have been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension shall come within the definition of ex-servicemen

(Authority : Min of Defence OM No 9(52)/88/D)(Res) dated 19 Jul 89)
Note : As per Govt. of India, Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No 1(9)/2010/D(Res-I) dated 20/21 Jul 2011, personnel who were on deputation in APS for more than six months prior to 14 Apr 87 would also be considered as ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.

Recruits  Who are boarded out/released on medical grounds and granted medical/disability pension. However, the operation of the OM has been kept in abeyance for issuance of notification by DOP&T.
(Authority : Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 01 Feb 2006)

Those who were released on or after 10 Oct 2012

An ex-servicemen means a person-
(i) Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and
(a) Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; or
(b) Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
(c) Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
(ii) who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service; or
(iii) personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April,1987; or
(v) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension irrespective of the date of boarding out/release.


Authority: DOP&T office Memo No.36034/1/2006-Estt(Res) dated 04 Oct 2012 and this order came into force from the date it is published in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R 757(E) dated 10th Oct 2012.)

Authority - Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare D(Res I) OM dated 07th July 2014 ex-recruits have been granted ESM Status irrespective of the date of boarding out/release.

Note : The eligibility of the person to the status of ex-servicemen will be governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his discharge and will not be affected by the changes in the definition subsequent to the discharge.

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