Saturday, 30 September 2017

7th CPC Bunching of stages - Railway Board revised pay structure clarification with Example


7th CPC Bunching of stages - Railway Board revised pay structure clarification with Example
7thCPC-Bunching-of-Stages-Railway-Board


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 62.
File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3
RBE No.139/2017
New Delhi, dated 27.09.2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Instructions relating to bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC was issued vide Board's letter dated 26.09.2016. Subsequently in View of interim clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No. 1-6/2016-IC (Pt) dated 13.06.2017, it was advised vide Board's letter dated 29.06.2017 that, wherever not given effect to implementation of provision of bunching contained in Board's letter dated 26.09.2016 may be put on hold till such time detailed clarifications are issued to avoid subjective interpretation of the provisions that could result in anomalies/recoveries at a later date.

2. Now, detailed clarifications over the issue has been issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017 (copy enclosed).

3. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M. dated 03.08.2017 will be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways w.r.t. RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

4. Illustrations in this regard are enclosed at Annexure-A & Annexure-B.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Annexure A
Illustration to show where bunching is not applicable
Name of PersonBasic Pay in 6th CPC as on 1.1.2016Grade Pay in 6th CPCCorresponding Level of 7th CPCBasic pay* 2.57Basic pay fixed on 01.01.2016 in corresponding Level of 7 th CPCRemarks
EXAMPLE-I
A156104600Level 7401174490
B160804600Level 74132544900Though the difference in pay in
the 6th CPC
between A & B is
more than 3%, no
bunching is to be
provided in terms of
MOF's O.M dated
03.08. 2017, as the
pay in 7th CPC has
been fixed in first
Cell of Level 7 of
the Matrix.
C165804600Level 74261044900Though the
difference in pay in
the 6th CPC
between A,B&C is
more than 3%, no
bunching is to be
provided as the pay
in 7th CPC has been
fixed in first Cell of
Level 7 of the
Matrix.
D170804600Level 74389644900Though the defference in pay in the 6th CPC between A, B, C & D is more than 3%, no bunching is to be proided as the pay in 7th CPC has been fixed in first Cell of Level 7 of the Matrix.
EXAMPLE-II
A6341010000Level 14162963167200
B6502010000Level 14167101167200Though the pay of A & B has been fixed in the same cell and pay of B is more than A in 6th CPC pay sales, bunching need not be provided as the difference in pay in the 6th CPC between A & B is less than 3%

Source: AIRF

6th CPC: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission
No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 136% to 139% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M.No.1(13)/2008-E.II(B) dated dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard
distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE/ Download PDF

5th CPC: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission
No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 264% to 268% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M.No.1(13)/97-E.II(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard
distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE/ Download PDF

Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years


Cabinet approves the Retirement Age of Doctors increased to 65 years

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet
27-September-2017 18:32 IST
Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years 

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years in the following manner:
i. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age of doctors of Indian Railways Medical Service to 65 years.

ii. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age to 65 years for doctors working in Central Universities and IITs (Autonomous Bodies) under Department of Higher Education and doctors in Major Port Trusts (Autonomous Bodies) under Ministry of Shipping.

iii. The superannuation age has been enhanced to 65 years in respect of doctors under their administrative control of the respective Ministries/Departments [M/o of AYUSH (AYUSH Doctors), Department of Defence (civilian doctors under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service), Department of Defence Production (Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service Medical Officers), Dental Doctors under D/o Health & Family Welfare, Dental doctors under Ministry of Railways and of doctors working in Higher Education and Technical Institutions under Department of Higher Education].

iv. The Union Cabinet has further approved that doctors shall hold the administrative posts till the date of attaining the age of 62 years and thereafter their services shall be placed in Non-Administrative positions.
The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.
Around 1445 doctors of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government would be benefitted.
The decision will not have much financial implications as large number of posts are lying vacant and the present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against sanctioned posts.

Background :
  • The age of superannuation of doctors of Central Health Service was enhanced to 65 years w.e.f 31st May, 2016.
  • The doctors other than Central Health Service including doctors of other systems of Medicine of Central Government requested for enhancement of age of superannuation on the ground of parity with CHS and shortage.
Source: PIB

Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer - Simplified application Procedure - RBE No.131/2017

Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer - Simplified application Procedure - RBE No.131/2017
RBE No.131/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I-2017/TR/24
New Delhi, dated 22.09.2017
The General Managers
All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list).

Sub: Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer. 

In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 15.09.2017 (RBE No. 130/2017), the procedure for Mutual Transfer is further simplified. Hereafter, for Divisionally controlled posts, applications for Mutual Transfer duly signed by both applicants in the proper format, from a Division of one Railway to Division on another Railway need not be routed through the HQ offices. It shall be dealt directly only by the Divisions concerned.

For HQ controlled posts the prevailing procedure shall continue

2. Activity and prescribed Timelines:
S
N
ActivityTimeline
(i)Forwarding of Applications by Supervisors to the Personnel Department of the Division : 
it should be verified at this stage that the prescribed application form is complete in all respects duly signed by both employees and the information given therein is correct.
10
days
(ii)Forwarding by Divisional Personnel Department :15
days
(a)Division controlled posts :
Divisional Personnel Department will forward the request application with necessary documents directly to the Division concerned to which transfer is sought. The name and designation of the officer signing the letter should invariably be mentioned in the forwarding letter.
(b)HQ controlled posts :
Personnel Department will forward the application with all necessary documents to Zonal HQ (CPO office).
(iii)Forwarding by Headquarters Personnel Deptt
(For HQ controlled posts) :
On receipt of the application duly forwarded from Division/Workshop, the HQ Personnel Department office will forward it to the Zonal Rly/PU concerned.
15
days
Note : Mutual Exchange is between two employees of the some grade and cadre. This must be verified by the Personnel Department at every stage of processing of applications.
(iv)Conveying of Acceptance : The counterpart HQ/Division to issue their acceptance to forwarding HQ/Division (as the case may be).10
days
(v)Issue of Transfer Order : On receipt of consent from the receiving HQ/Division, the transfer orders should be issued.15
days
(vi)Relieving/Sparing: Once the transfer order is issued; employees should be relieved immediately with the senior employee being relieved first. This will be the responsibility of Branch Officer/Head of Department concerned under whom the staff is working (Board's letters No. ERP/Portal - Transfer/2013 dated 30.04.2014 and No. E(NG)I-2007/TR/26 dated 04.12.2007 refers).15
days
(vii)Dispatch of LPC and Service Records : Personnel Department concerned should ensure that the LPC and Service Record of the employee(s) are sent expeditiously to the new Division/Zone etc. in terms of Board's letter number E(NG)I-2001/TR/16 dated 21.11.2001. Attested Xerox copy of the Service Record should be given to the employee concerned.15
days
Note :  (i) At the stage of forwarding of applications, files need not be routed through concerned Branch Officer/HOD. The consultation with Branch Officers/MODS concerned in Division/HQ shall be done at the stage of relieving only.
(ii) Necessary modifications to Schedule of Powers (SOP) should be made accordingly.

3. As the mutual transfers are ordered with the consent of both the employees. it should be made clear right at the time of forwarding applications that no request for backtracking from the mutual exchange arrangement will be entertained under any circumstances (Board's letter No.5(NGll-2006/TR/6 dated 21.04.2006 refers).

4. It may specifically be noted that forwarding of application cannot be done by any level lower than the Divisional Personnel Officer (DPO) or Sr DPO in the Divisions and WPO in the Workshops. Dy CMM, WMs, AENs and other such Officers/Unites should invariably route the request applications through their corresponding Personnel Officer ang should not forward any application to other Division/Unit directly.

5. All other terms and conditions regulating mutual transfer of Railway employees will continue to remain in force.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.
(PM. Meena)
Deputy Director-II/Estt.(NG)I
Railway Board

Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment: CGDA's Instruction


Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment: CGDA's Instructions

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110 010
AT/II/Misc-VIII
Dated: 22 Sep 2017
To,
All PCsDA/CsDA
All CsFA (Fys)/PCA (Fys)
(Through CGDA website)

Subject: Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment.

Please find enclosed HQrs office letter No. 5169 /AT-P/Vol-XII dated 12.09.2017 addressed to PCDA (P) Allahabad on the subject issue for your necessary action.
2. It is requested to examine the contents of the ibid letter and comments thereon may be furnished to HQrs office through return FAX/e-mail by 26th Sep 2017 positively for better appreciation of the case.
(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA
O/O THE CONTROMR GENERAL OE DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANT: 10
No. AT/I/1225/III
Dated: 15/09/2017
To
The PCDA(O)
Pune.

Subject: Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment.

Please find enclosed HQrs office letter bearing No. 5169 / AT-P/ Vol-XII dated 12/09/2017 addressed to PCDA(P) Allahabad and copy endorsed to PCDA by name on the subject issue for necessary action please.

2. It is requested to examine the contents of the ibid letter and comments thereon may be furnished to this HQrs office through FAX / e-mail at the earliest for better apprication of the case.

Encl:- As above.
(V K PUROHIT)
For CGDA
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010
Phone: (011) 25665545, 25665575, 76, 78
Fax: (011) 25674813, 25674831
No. 5169/AT-P/Vol-XII
Dated: 12.09.2017
To,
Shri Praveen Kumar, IDAS
Pr. Controller
PCDA (Pension) Allahabad

Sub: Simplification of pension payment procedure for first payment.
Ref: PCDA (P) Allahabad letter No. AT/Tech/70/XXV dated 11.08.2017.

The comments received under above cited letter have been examined in this HQrs CGDA Office. Initiation of first payment without physical presence of pensioners is essential to ensure implementation of orders issued by DOP&PW/MoD and circulated vide PCDA (P) Allahabad Circular No. 132 and 546 and also in the proposed CPDA scenario. In view of the procedure being followed by Civil Ministries for processing, calculating, making payments and also revising Retirement/ Death gratuity and CVP (in case payment not opted through bank) could also be adopted for Commissioned Officer, PBORs and Defence Civilians.

2. It is intimated that in case of Civil Ministries, the H.O.O. (through PAOs) are responsible for release of lump-sum payment following the date of retirement under intimation to CPAO (details also available on website of CPAO). Hence, PCDA (O)/AFCAO/NPO in case of Commissioned Officers, Record Offices/PAOs for JCOs/ORs and HOOs/AOs for Defence Civilians could be assigned the responsibility who will release these payments after retirement. This will only change the procedure/agency for payment of lump-sum pensionary benefits. The claim initiating agency shall reflect the amount worked out on account of Gratuity/CVP in the claim submitted to PSA. The receiving lump sum payments but also being uniformity in the procedures presently being followed by other Civil Ministries.

3. IT is, Therefore, requested that matter may please be examined and views on the above proposal may please be forwarded positively by 27th September’ 2017 for taking final decision in The matter.

(Kanwaldeep Singh)
Jt. CGDA (Pension)
Copy To:
1. Shri M.A. Lincoln, IDAS, Pr. Controller PCDA (Navy) Mumbai ...For information and similar necessary action as requested above.
2. Shri Mohinder Singh, IDAS, Controller CDA (AF)n New Delhi ...For information and similar necessary action as requested above.
3. Shri Puskal Upadhyay, IDASm Jt.CGDA (P&W) ...For information. The above proposal may
please be examined and comments on the same may be provided for taking a decision on the matter.

(Kanwaldeep Singh)
Jt. CGDA (Pension)
pension payment procedure

Implementation of Digital Life Certificate Programme-regarding enrollment of Defence Civilian and Defence Civilian Pensioner


Implementation of Digital Life Certificate Programme-regarding enrollment of Defence Civilian and Defence Civilian Pensioner

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code - 226002
No.PT/3088/DLCP/Vol-V
Dated 18.09.2017
To,
The Officer in-charge
(All Sub-Offices)

Sub : Implementation of Digital Life Certificate Programme-regarding enrollment of Defence Civilian and Defence Civilian Pensioner.
Ref: This office DO letter No. PT/3088/DLCP/Vol-II dated 30.03.2017 and latest letter dated 13.06.2016.

1. Please refer to this office DO/letter cited under reference regarding furnishing of weekly report on enrollment of Defence Civilians (in service/pensioner) for Aadhar  Card, which is being forwarded to HQrs office. Now the same is monitored by CDA (IDAS), New Delhi directly.

2. It is pertinent to mentioned here that 100% enrollment in Adhar is mandatory as per HQrs mandate but it has been observed that the progress in this regard is not satisfactory and the report has also not been updated since long. It is therefore requested to furnish the latest updated report immediately to this office for onward submission to CDA (IDS) office and a letter may also be issued to all concerned units from where reports are not being forwarded or sufficient progress achieved. Concerted efforts may please taken to achieve the target.

3. Further, a report regarding Strength of Defence Civilian (Non-DAD). is still awaited from most of the offices, which is called for vide this office letter No PT/3088/DLCP/Vol-IV dated 31.03.2017 under which Name of the units, their strength, having Adhar No. etc were to be furnished in the enclosed proforma.
The desired report may please be furnished immediately through e-mail/fax for further necessary action, please.

sd/-
Accounts Officer (PT)
Authority: pcdacc.gov.in

7th CPC monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways w.e.f. 01.01.2016


As per 7th CPC monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways w.e.f. 01.01.2016: NFIR requests

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
No. II/57/Part I
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19/07/2005.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. II/57/Part I dated 15/05/2017.

NFIR vide letter No. dated 15/05/2017 has requested the Railway Board to revise the monthly remuneration to contract para-medical staff on Zonal Railways etc., in view of revision of pay structure of regular employees w.e.f. 01/01/2016 pursuant to Government's decision on 7th CPC report. The Federation feels sad to mention that the Railway Board have not yet issued orders revising the monthly remuneration rates to the contract para-medical staff.

The Railway Board may kindly appreciate the fact that in the past when the pay scales of regular employees were revised, the monthly remuneration rates of contract para-medical staff were also revised. On the same analogy, the revision of remuneration of monthly rates to contract para- medical staff is required to be done for the existing contract para-medical staff in the Railways w.e.f. January 2016. They may also be granted privilege pass and medical facility as a special case.

Federation therefore requests to expedite action for upward revision of monthly remuneration of contract medical staff with effect from January, 2016 and also grant privilege pass and medical facilities.
Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR Download PDF

Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF)


Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF)

No.CAIU/011(44)2016/Aadhar/10273
Date: 22 SEP 2017
To
All ACCs (Zones) including ACC (ASD),
All RPFC-I/ RPFC 11 (Regional Offices),

Sub: Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) -regarding.

Sir,
Please find enclosed herewith a letter No.D-11011/36/2016-DBT (Cab.) dated 29.08.2017 received from Assistant Director, Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission forwarding therewith record of discussions of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission on 25.08.2017, wherein it has been directed that all the Departments should ensure 100% of Aadhaar seeding by December 31,2017.

2. It is requested to implement the instructions issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission, New Delhi for seeding of Aadhaar by December 31, 2017.

[This issues with the approval of ACC-II (CAIU)].
Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(A.K. Mandal)
Authority: www.efpindia.com

Sunday, 24 September 2017

60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Employee of EPFO for the year 2016-17


60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Employee of EPFO for the year 2016-17

EPFO-BONUS-2016-2017-7thCPC

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
No. WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10141
Date: 20.09.2017
To
All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zones),
Addl. CPFC (ASD), Head Office
Director (PDUNASS) and
All Regional P.F. Commissioners-Incharge of
Regional Offices.

Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2016-2017.

Sir/Madam,
The Central Government, in terms of Section 5D(7) of the Employees' Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, has conveyed its approval to the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for the year 2016-2017 for the employees of EPFO vide letter No A-26022/1/94-SS.1 dated 20th September, 2017.

2. Accordingly, the competent authority is pleased to convey the approval for payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-2017 for 60 (Sixty) days in all the offices of EPFO. The bonus of 60 days has been assessed on the basis of data/information submitted by the Regional Offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 21.08.2017. The payment of bonus is to be released to all Group 'C' and Group 'B' (Non-Gazetted) employees of EPFO.

3. The terms and conditions governing payment of P.L.B. will be as per the instructions issued by the Government of India for payment of the bonus to the employees in Central Government departments from time to time. However, the quantum of bonus may be assessed as per the following formula circulated vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E.III(A) dated 19.09.2017.

(AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) X (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS)
30.4*

(* Average number of days in a month)

4. Further, Ministry of Finance vide O.M. No. 7/4/2014-E-IIIA dated 29.08.2016 has revised the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of P.L. Bonus from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7000 revised w.e.f. 01.04.2014.

5. The term 'emoluments' occurring in these orders will include Basic Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance and Dearness Allowance, but will not include other Allowances, such as HRA, CCA Special Compensatory (Remote locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Children Education Allowance and Interim Relief etc.

6. The expenditure incurred for payment of bonus may be debited from the budget head "Productivity Linked Bonus."

(This issues with the approval of Central P.F. Commissioner).
Yours faithfully,
(J.K. Sangalay)
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (WSU)

Special Allowance to Nursing Staff in Railways as per 7th CPC Rs. 540 w.e.f. 01.07.2017 & 6th CPC Rs. 360 w.e.f. 01.09.2008: NFIR requests


Special Allowance to Nursing Staff in Railways as per 7th CPC Rs. 540 w.e.f. 01.07.2017 & 6th CPC Rs. 360 w.e.f. 01.09.2008: NFIR requests
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEWS DELHI

No. I/5(g)/part VI
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/Intensive Care Unit-revision of Allowances-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 1/2012.
(ii) Railway Board's OM No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 09/07/2010 and 08/ 10/2013.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(g) dated 08/11/2012 & no. I/5(g)/Pt. V dated 02/09/2013 and 13/01/2014.
(iv) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare letter no. 2.28015/2012013 - N dated 17th October 2013 copy endorsed to NFIR.
(v) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2012/FE-4/1 dated 23/01/2014.
(vi) NFIR's letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 21/10/2014, 20/ 10/2015 & 30/05/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the above cited references relating to grant of Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/ Intensive Care Unit in Railway Hospitals.

NFIR also brings to the notice of Railway Board that the Ministry of Finance vide Resolution No 11-1/2016- IC dated 06th July 2017 has decided for retention of Operation Theatre Allowance and enhancing the Allowance from Rs. 360/- to Rs. 540/- p.m. with effect from 01/07/2017. Pursuant to the said decision, the Nursing Staff in Railways who are working in Operation Theatres/Intensive Care Units are entitled for payment of Allowance w. e. f. 01/09/2008 as per the rates prescribed/revised," at the rate of Rs 540/- p. m w. e. f. 01/07/2017. According to the Ministry of Finance Resolution dated 06th July 2017 the Allowance allowed prior to 01/07/2017 was Rs.360/- p.m.

NFIR also desires to remind that pursuant to discussion in the PNM meeting (Item No. 1-B/2012), the Railway Ministry had recommended to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare who in turn had sent proposal to Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) for their concurrence. As the matter has since been settled Pursuant to MoF's Resolution dated 06th July 2017, those Nursing Personnel working in Operation Theatres/Intensive Care Units are required to be paid this Allowance w.e.f 01/09/2008 as per the rates prescribed/revised from time to time.

As the NFIR PNM Item is pending since last five years, it is urged to expedite action and accord approval for payment of Allowance.
Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghvaiah)
General Secretary


Source: NFIR Download PDF

7th CPC: Abolition of Condiment Allowance - PCDA (CC) Order

 7th CPC: Abolition of Condiment Allowance - PCDA (CC) Order
 
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR/SPEED POST/REGISTERED

No. M/II/1300/CR/2017
Office of the PCDA (CC) Lucknow
Cantt 226 002 

Dated the 18th September, 2017

To,
The CO/OC

Sub: ABOLITION OF CONDIMENT ALLOWANCE.

Please refer item 36 of Appendix I under ORDER of RESOLUTION - Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) published in the Gazette of India - EXTRAORDINARY Part-1 Section 1 Notification no. 169 dated 6th July 2017 and Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure F No. 29/1/12017-E.II(B) dated 11/07/2017 regarding payment on account of discontinued allowances.

 The Condiment allowance stands abolished w.e.f. 01/07/2017 vide MOF OM 11/07/2017 and circulated vide CGDA letter No. AN/XIV/14164NII CPC/CircularNo-I dated 21/08/2017. It is, therefore, requested to submit your Cash Requisitions accordingly. Please also mention the detail of amount (Calculation) demanded through CR on the covering letter. Please accord top priority.

 GO(S/W) has seen.
Sd/-
Sr. Accounts Officer (S/W)
  Source: pcdacc.gov.in

7th CPC Pay Anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Railway Accounts with other Central Government Service: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association writes to Ministry of Finance


7th CPC Pay Anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Railway Accounts with other Central Government Service: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association writes to Ministry of Finance:

Chennai
09-2017

To

Sri ARUN JAITLEY
Honorable Minister for finance,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways and pay disparity with other Supervisory cadres of the Central Government services.

The All India Railway Accounts staff Association while deposing before the 7th CPC had brought to the notice of the Commission that subsequent to the acceptance of the VI CPC recommendations a peculiar anomaly arose where a junior drawing higher Grade Pay than the Senior in the cadre of Section Officer (Accounts). The Committee of the 7th Pay Commission observed that the above anomalous situation purely arose on circumstantial grounds and needs to be rectified. Thus in its report, the Commission found merit in the above contention and recommended that Seniors must be given the benefit of stepping up and further in line with their recommendations for organized Accounts cadres, it further recommended that Section Officer (Accounts) Railways in GP Rs. 4800 should be upgraded on completion of four years service, to the existing GP5400 (PB-2) viz., level 9 in the Pay Matrix, on non functional basis. ( Ref: Para No 11.40.83 of 7th CPC).

The 7th Central Pay Commission acknowledged that the skill sets of the Organized Accounts cadres are fairly higher and the Organized Accounts Cadre have to compulsorily pass various stringent examinations for promotions. Moreover, Sr. Section Officer ( Accounts) had been assigned complete parity with Section Officers (SO) of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and they had been granted the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 (S-12) w.e.f.01-01-1996 in accordance with 6th CPC. Further, it was also noticed that parity between Organized Accounts and the cadre of Section Officers of CSS was disturbed by granting non functional up gradation to GP Rs. 5400 (PB-3) after four years of service to Section Officers of CSS only. The Commission also noted that , non-functional up-gradation from GP Rs. 4800 to GP. Rs. 5400 (PB-3) on completion of four years of service, has been accorded to a number of posts by the Govt. of India in 2008. The Commission also found no reason and justification to deprive the benefit of up gradation to GP Rs. 5400 to the officers of the Organized Accounts Cadres who are in GP RS. 4800.

Thus, the Pay Commission recommended that, all officers in the Organized Accounts Cadres ( in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization, Railways, Posts and Telecommunications) who are in GP Rs. 4800, should be upgraded on completion of four years of service to GP 5400 (PB-2) viz. pay level 9 in the Pay matrix ( Para 11.12.140 of 7th CPC.)

To utter dismay, the Government of India while accepting the recommendations of the Pay Commission on up-gradation of posts, left out the Ministry of Railways and Defense for non functional up-gradation GP 5400(PB-3) after four years of service for the categories of AAOs (Finance Division of Defense, Ministry of Defense) and Senior Section Officer (Accounts) Senior Traveling Inspector of Accounts and Senior Inspector of Stores Accounts, Ministry of Railways with the remarks that it will be examined by DOPT for taking a comprehensive view in the matter`. The DOPT took almost nine months and transferred the issue on 7th April 2017 to the Ministry of Finance(Expenditure). In other words benefit of Up gradation to GP 5400 after completion of four years of service has been granted to all other Organized Accounts Cadres of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and Posts and Telecommunication.

The Ministry of Defense in their recent ID Note No 369/C/2017 dated 23-3-2017 also recommended that above benefit be extended to the Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) of Defense Accounts Department, On the other hand, DOPT in their communication ID note No.1198678 /16 - Est (Pay-1) dated 2-2-2017 to the Executive Director Pay Commission 111, Ministry of Railways, advised the Ministry of Railways to consult Department of Expenditure in terms of Government of India (Allocation of Business Rules). It shows the indifferent approach of Government towards Railway Accounts Employee.

The Supervisory Cadre of the Accounts Department of the Railways is also entrusted with the responsibilities of presenting the Railway Accounts on widely accepted accrual based Accounting in addition to presenting the Government accounts as per requirements laid down in the Constitution of India , as announced by Hon'ble Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu, in his budget speech.

It would be highly appreciated, if the benefit of grant of GPRs. 5400 is extended to Supervisory Cadre of the Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways on completion of four years of service in GP Rs. 4800 who are the only left in this case. This will also end pay parity between the organised accounts cadres of the Government of India.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.
Sincerely yours,
(REJI GEORGE)
General Secretary
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7th CPC - Special Train Controller Allowance- clarification by Railway Board Order No. RBE 129/2017


7th CPC - Special Train Controller Allowance- clarification by Railway Board Order No. RBE 129/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 59
RBE No.: 129/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3

New Delhi, dated: 15 / 09/2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

    Sub: Provisional grant of Special Train Controller's Allowance- clarification reg.

Please refer to Board's letter No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 dated 10.08.2017 (RBE No. 86/2017) regarding grant of Special Train Controllers' Allowance to the categories of Trains Controllers i.e. Section Controllers and Deputy Chief Controllers of Indian Railways @ Rs. 5,000/- per month and PC-VI/2008/I/1/l dated 14.09.2010 (RBE No. 134/2010).

2. In partial modification to the letter of even No. dated 10.08.2017, the designation "Dy. Chief Controller" mentioned in Para 1 of the said letter may be read as "Chief Controllers".

3. All other contents in the letter dated 10.08.2017 will remain same.

4. Hindi version is attached herewith.


(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 New Delhi, dated: 15 /09/2017

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

KVS: Revision of Recruitment Rules for Vice-Principal/Asstt. Education Officer

KVS: Revision of Recruitment Rules for Vice-Principal/Asstt. Education Officer

KENDRIYA VI DYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ)
M 18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG,
NEW DELHI-110016

F. No. 11-RPSO19/1/2017-AC(RPS)\ 476-479
Date: 21/09/2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Recruitment Rules for Vice-Principal post in KVS.

The Board of Governors of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in its 106th meeting held on 15.11.2016 has approved the revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Vice-Principal in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
The revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Vice-Principal effective from 01.04.2017 are circulated herewith for general information.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Hindi version is attached.
(S. Vijaykumar)
Joint Commissioner( Admn.)
Encls: As above.

Distribution:
1. The Deputy Commissioners, KVS, All Regional Offices.
2. The Director, KVS, AII ZIET's.
3. All Officers and sections in KVS(HQ)
4. PS to Commissioner, KVS
5. PS to Addl. Commissioner(Admn.)/(Acad.), KVS.
6. All recognized Associations.
7. The Deputy Commissioner(EDP) to upload on the website.
8. Guard File

Recruitment Rules for the post of Vice-Principal/Asstt. Education Officer  
Sl. No.DetailsRecruitment Rule
1Name of the PostVice-Principal/ Asstt. Education Officer.
2Number of post(s)511 (Subject to variation.) (Year-2017)
3ClassificationGroup 'A'.
4Pay Scale(PB-3) Rs.15600-39100+Grade Pay Rs. 5400(Pre-revised) Level 10 Rs. 56100 to 177500 (As per 7th cpc).
5Whether selection post or non-selection post.Selection.
6Age limit for direct recruits.Between 35 and 45 years. There shall be no age bar in case of employees of KVS. Age relaxation shall be given to SC/ST candidates and other categories of candidates as per instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time.
7Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits.Essential Qualification i) Masters Degree from a recognized university with atleast 50% marks in aggregate.
ii) B.Ed or equivalent teaching degree.
(iii)2 years experience of working on the post of Vice-Principal in Central/State Govt./Autonomous organizations of Central/State Govt ;
OR
6 Years experience of working on the post of PGT or Lecturer in Central/State Govt./Autonomous organizations of Central/State Govt:
OR
10 years combined experience of working as PGT or Lecturer and TGT in Central/State Govt./Autonomous organizations of Central/State Govt. of which atleast 3 years should be of working on the post of PGT or Lecturer.
Desirable
Basic knowledge of working on Computer.
8Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in case of promotees.No,
9Period of probation, if any2 years.
10Method of recruitment, whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation/absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods.25% by Promotion25% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
50% by Direct Recruitment
11In case of recruitment by promotion/ deputation/absorption, grades from which promotion/deputation/ absorption to be made.By Promotion
From amongst PGTs serving in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan with 08 years regular service in the grade.By Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
From amongst PGTs serving in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan with 05 years regular service in the grade.
12If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists what is its composition.Addl. Commissioner( Admn.), KVS- ChairmanJoint Commissioner( Acad) , KVS, - Member
Joint Commissioner ( Admn.) , KVS - Member
13Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission to be consulted in making recruitment.Not applicable

Government approves 3rd cadre review for jcos/ors, Increase in posts of SUB MAJs, SUBs, NAIB SUBs and Havaldars


Government approves 3rd cadre review for jcos/ors, Increase in posts of SUB MAJs, SUBs, NAIB SUBs and Havaldars

DEAR ALL,
SOME GOOD NEWS AT LAST for JCOs/ORs as the number of posts are increased, facilitating promotion prospects, to be implemented in the next 5 year period.

The numbers of posts increased now are :-
RANKEXISTINGAddl Sanction(Next 5 Years)
JCOs
Sub MajSub
Naib Sub
550044546
41014
4797769
13466
ORs
HavaldarsNaiks2106562032595849864930

The 3rd Cadre Review for ORs/JCOs which was due in 2011, has been now (2017) approved by the Govt. The 1st such Review was done in 1979 and the 2nd one was made in 1984.

Source : ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in

Friday, 22 September 2017

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 - RBE 134/2017


Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 - RBE 134/2017

railway-bonus-non-gazetted

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(P&A)II-2017/PLB-3
RBE No.134/2017
New Delhi, dated : 20.09.2017
The General Managers/CAOs,
AU Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF /RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs. 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the 'wages' are Rs. 7000/- p.m.

2. 'Wages' for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include 'Basic pay' as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2016-17. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry's instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para l above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2016-17 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.17,9511- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director I Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.
Authority: Indianrailways.gov.in

7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC


7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC
LTC-7thCPC

No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated September 19, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A-IV dated 23.09.2008, which inter-alia provides that travel entitlements for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

2. Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government on the recommendations of Seventh CPC relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements of Central Government employees, TA Rules have undergone changes vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

3. In this regard, it is clarified that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

4. Further, the following conditions may also be noted:
i. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

ii. Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible.

iii. Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

iv. In case of journey between the places not connected by any public/Government means of transport, the Government servant shall be allowed reimbursement as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

v. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is now allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

vi. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.
5. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
S/d,
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group 'D' staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) - NFIR's PNM Item No.32/2015


Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group 'D' staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) - NFIR's PNM Item No.32/2015.

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group'D' Staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-l) - NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2015.
(ii) Implementation of VIth CPC Pay Structure - Merger of pre-revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01/01/2006 - Promotion of staff to the same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- A.C. Coach Attendant category- NFIR's PNM Item No.21/2012.
(iii) Fixation of pay under Rule 13 to those promoted to identical pay band/grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities -NFIR's PNM Item No. 01/2014.

Ref: (i) NFIR's letter No. I/2 Part III dated 09/02/2016 & 19/12/2016.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. I/2 Part IV dated 19/06/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the minutes of the NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2015 as well the references cited above.

Railway Board may kindly appreciate that the NFIR's PNM Item is pending since last more than two years due to non-issuance of instructions allowing pay fixation benefit under S13 to those promoted to the identical Grade/Pay Scale. NFIR reiterates that that the pay fixation is allowed in all such cases in terms of Ministry of Finance OM No. F-2-l/2015-E.III (A) dated,16/10/2015.

NFIR, therefore, reiterates its request to Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers etc., for granting pay fixation benefit under Rule S13 in the above situations.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.
Source: NFIR

Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA's Order


Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA's Order

No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/GBA/5366-5425
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated: 20.09.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017.

Owing to Holidays in the State of West Bengal from 27.09.2017 to 02.10.2017 due to observance of Durga Puja & Dussehra Festival, PAO's DDOs located in West Bengal are requested to take the necessary action to facilitate the payment of salary of employees on 26.09.2017 being the last working day of the month. It is also reiterated that Central Government Departments may pay their salaries on the last working day of the month in other States also as per the existing procedure laid down in Para 64 of the Central Government Account (Receipt and Payment) Rules, 1983.

All the accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of September, 2017 on 26th September, 2017 (i.e. the last working day) for the Central Government employees working in offices in West Bengal.
(Shailendra Kumar)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts (GBA)
To,
1. All Pr.CCA's/CCA's/CA's . (with independent charge) of all Ministries/Departments (Civil) of Government of India.
2. Jt.CGA (PFMS), O/o CGA, M/o Finance, New Delhi - 110001.
3. Jt. CGA (ITD), M/o Finance, New Delhi - 110001.
4. The Pr. Chief General Manager (DGBA), Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai.
5. The Chief General Manager, CAS, Reserve Bank of lndia, Nagpur.
6. Sr. Accounts Officer, ITD, O/o CGA with the request to upload this OM on CGA's website.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

5% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017


5% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017
No.1/9/2017-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 20th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministrys Office Memorandum No. 1/3/2017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay per month, with effect from 1st, July, 2017.

2. The term 'basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant Head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways


Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

railway-employees-bonus-78-days

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing a smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.

The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive, and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. Indian Railways operates on the principle of maximum public welfare, and in this context, this bonus payment will help in improving accountability and efficiency in railways operations.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days' PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2,245.45 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs. 7,000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 17,951 for 78 days.

PIB

BONUS: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17


BONUS: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17

Finance Ministry issued orders for Bonus for the year 2016-17
No.7/4/2014/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)
North Block, New Delhi
19th September 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2016-17 to the Central Government employees in Group 'C' and all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-
(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2017 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2016-17 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non- PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000×30/30.4=Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i,e.Rs.1184 21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). in cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

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

(v) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc I Non- PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.
3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned. these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017


Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948). The amendment will reduce the redundancy.

The clauses being amended include those pertaining to certain modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948 with regard to:

1. the Membership of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of section 3 and
2. the Membership of State and Joint State Dental Councils under clause (b) of section 21 and clause (b) of section 23 of the said Act.

Background:
As per the existing Act, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/ Joint State Dental Councils. However, it has lost relevance. With a view to reducing the redundancy of the provisions of their representation, the Central Government has decided to delete these provisions so that their representation does not remain mandatory any more.

PIB

Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization


Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its for rationalization/merger and modernization of 17 Government of India Presses (GIPs)/Units into 5 Government of India Presses (GIPs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri, New Delhi; Nashik, Maharashtra and Temple Street, Kolkata, West Bengal.

These 5 Presses will be redeveloped and modernised by monetisation of their surplus land. Land measuring 468.08 acres of the other merged Presses will be given to Land & Development Office, Ministry of Urban Development. Land measuring 56.67 acres of the Government of India Text Books Presses (GITBPs) at Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru will be returned to the respective State Governments.

Modernisation of the Presses will enable them to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country.

This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

PIB

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Productivity Linked Bonus orders for Regular Employees and GDS Employees for the Accounting year 2016-17


Productivity Linked Bonus orders for Regular Employees and GDS Employees for the Accounting year 2016-17

F.No. 26-1/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated 18th September, 2017
To
1.All Chief Postmasters General
2.All Postmasters General
3.Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts
4.All General Managers (Finance)
5.Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6.Director, RAKNAPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group 'D'/MTS Group 'C' and non-gazetted Group 'B'. Ex-gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (Sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below:

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-
Average emoluments X Number of days of bonus
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)
 
2.2 The terms "emoluments" for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances) S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (of 6th CPC) (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2016-17, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

2.3  "Average Emoluments" for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2016-17 for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.06.2017 by restricting each month’s salary to Rs. 7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month. Proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.7000/-.

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this officer order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2016 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the Productivity Linked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (DAS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2016-17, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs 7000/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:
Average TRCA X Number of days of bonus
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

 3.2 The allowance drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short terms vacancies in Postmen/Group ‘D’ Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.1991 will apply.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2017 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.03.2017) will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs. 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:
(Notional montly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of bonus)
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below:
Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year
365
 The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2017. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/- during the period 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017, the actual montly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.
5. The amount of Productivity Linked Bonus/ex-gratia payment/Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2017-18

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the toal amount of bonus paid and the total number employees (Category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This has the approval of Hon'ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's ID No. 572014/E.III(A)/2017 dated 15.09.2017 and issue with the concurrence of JS & FA vide Diary No. 132/FA/2017-CS dated 18.09.2017.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.
(K.V. Vijaykumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source: NFPE

Dharna Notice for 19th September, 2017 and 17th October, 2017 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964


DOPT Notice: Prohibit the Government Servants from participating in Dharna on 19.09.2017 & 17.10.2017
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No.C-45018 1 2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 19th September 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Dharna Notice for 19th September, 2017 and 17th October, 2017 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has decided to observe dharna at district headquarters across the country on 19th September. 2017 followed by similar protest at all State capitals on 17th October. 2017. The proposed protests are in support of pay and service related demands.

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave. go slow, sit-down etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules. 1964. Besides. in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(I) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed. they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It Follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering  the employees to 20 on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form. including dharna, would thee the consequences which. besides deduction of wages. may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008- Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008. on the subject for strict compliance.

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees if applied for. during the period of proposed dharna and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on dharna all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e. 19.09.2017 and 17.10.2017.
Sd/-
(Suresh Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first Pension Adalat tomorrow


Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first 'Pension Adalat' tomorrow

Pensioners for outstanding contribution towards 'Anubhav' to be awarded

Mobile App to avail the services of Pensioners' Portal also to be launched

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the first 'Pension Adalat' here tomorrow. He will also award the Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards 'Anubhav' - a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experience of working with Government. Moving ahead from e-governance to m-governance, a Mobile App has been created to avail the services of Pensioners' Portal which will also be launched by Dr Jitendra Singh tomorrow. As a measure of welfare to the pensioners of Government of India, a workshop on Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) of 300 retiring Central Government employees is also scheduled to be held. The event is being organized by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.

The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about the post-retirement entitlements as well as an advance planning for life after retirement. There will be four interactive sessions which will cover inter-alia, the road map to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners, re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities under 'Sankalp'. There will be another session on Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the Importance of writing a Will.
The Pension Department in this programme will launch the first of a series of Pension Adalats which is being convened with the objective of bringing on a common table the aggrieved pensioner, the concerned department, the bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases can be settled across the table within the framework of extant rules.

The Mobile App to be launched tomorrow will be extending all the services meant for the pensioner, which are currently available on the Pensioners' Portal of the department, to the mobile handset. With this App, a superannuating Central Government official will be able to monitor the progress of his pension settlement, and retired officials will be able to self-assess their pension through the pension calculator and will also be able to register their grievances, if any, and get updates on orders issued by the Department.

The ANUBHAV AWARDS 2017 will be presented to 17 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments. Anubhav scheme had been instituted on the call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to encourage retiring/retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government with the objective to create an institutional wealth for the government for future governance as well as to enthuse and inspire the future generations of government officials in their respective assignments.

PIB

Monday, 18 September 2017

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017


Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017
No.20(4)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017
To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.24(10)/80/D (JCM), dated 2nd November,1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Air Force.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.'B' (Non-Gazetted), Gp.'C' and Gp.'D' civilian employees of Indian Air Force who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual laborer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017, However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349244/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their I.D. No. - 152/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: BPMS

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