Tuesday, 31 October 2017

DoPT: Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant

DoPT: Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant

LTC-family-members-Government-Employees-DoPT


No. 31011/5/2015-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 October 31,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of  the Government servant - Clarification - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 31011/14/86-Estt.(A-1V) dated 08.05.1987, which inter alia provides that the Govt. servant and the members of the family may claim LTC independently, however, reimbursement in such cases will be restricted to the actual distance travelled by the family or the distance between the headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and the place visited/hometown, whichever is less.

2. Restriction of reimbursement to the distance from the Headquarter/place of posting creates an anomalous situation where the Government servant seeks to avail of LTC in respect of members of the family to the Headquarters/place of posting either from the Home town of the Government servant or from anywhere else. For illustration, a dependent child of a Govt. servant (posted in Delhi) staying and pursuing studies in Mumbai may visit a Government servant at his Headquarters/place of posting (i.e. Delhi) on LTC, however, reimbursement in such case shall be admissible for distance between the Headquarters and place of visit (which in this case is Headquarters itself), which shall be NIL in this case.

3.To resolve the issue, the matter has been considered by this Department in consultation with Joint Consultative Machinery - Staff side and Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that full reimbursement as per the entitlement of the Government servant shall be allowed for journey(s) performed on LTC by the family members from any place in India to Headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and back. When such journey is performed from the Home Town, the LTC shall be counted against 'Home Town' LTC and in case the journey is from any other place in India, then it shall be counted against 'Any place in India' LTC.

4. The provisions of this OM (para 3) will have prospective effect.

5. Hindi version will follow.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
The Secretaries
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
(As per the standard list)

Source: DoPT Orders 2017

AICPIN for the Month of September 2017 - Expected DA From Jan 2018


Expected DA From Jan 2018 - AICPIN for the Month of September 2017
AICPIN for the Month of September 2017

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

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

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2017 remained stationary at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between August, 2017 and September, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.26 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Onion, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Carrot, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Cucumber, Apple, Banana, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Coconut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Cauliflower, Green Coriander Leaves, Peas, Coconut, Bidi, Cigarette, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.89 per cent for September, 2017 as compared to 2.52 per cent for the previous month and 4.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 1.30 per cent against (+) 1.61 per cent of the previous month and 4.05 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Tiruchirapally, Varanasi, Lucknow, Quilon and Salem reported the maximum decrease of 4 points each followed by Giridih, Bhilwara, Raniganj, Bengaluru, Faridabad, Vishakhapathnam, Jamshedpur and Haldia (3 points each). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 12 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded a maximum increase of 7 points followed by Bhilai (6 points), Siliguri and Doom-Dooma Tinsukia (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. Rest of the 13 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 44 centres are below All-India Index and 33 centres indices are above national average. The index of Tiruchirapally centre remained at par with All-India Index. The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2017 will be released on Thursday, 30th November, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website WWW. labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

 PIB

7th CPC: Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances and other related benefits - Admitting of salary - Instructions

7th CPC: Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances and other related benefits - Admitting of salary - Instructions

FINANCE (CMPC) DEPARTMENT
Secretariat,
Chennai - 600 009.
Letter No.54867/CMPC/2017-1, dated: 30-10-2017
From
Thiru K.SHANMUGAM, I.A.S.,
Additional Chief Secretary to Government.

To
All Secretaries to Government.

Sir/Madam,
Sub: Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances and other related benefits - Admitting of salary - Instructions - Regarding.

Ref:
  1. G.O.Ms.No.303, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 11-10-2017.
  2. G.O.Ms.No.304, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 13-10-2017.
  3. G.O.Ms.No.305, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 13-10-2017.
  4. G.O.Ms.No.306, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 13-10-2017.
I am to invite your attention to the references cited.

2. Based on the recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017, orders have been issued in the Government Orders first to fourth cited granting revision of pay, special pay and allowances to the State Government employees and teachers including employees of local bodies. The pay revision has been given notional effect from 1st January 2016 with monetary benefit from 1st October 2017.

3. As per Rule 6(2) of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 every employee shall have to exercise option to come over to the revised pay structure within 3 months from the date of coming into force of the above rules on a date advantageous to the employees concerned as classified under sub-rule (1) of the above Rules. Considering the time limit available for exercising option by the employees to switch over to the revised pay structure, the pay bills have been presented by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers in the old pay itself to avoid difficulty in drawing salary by the employees.

4. Based on the option exercised by the individual employees,
(i) In the case of non-self drawing employees, the Heads of Offices concerned shall fix the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure and send the orders to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers concerned for drawing salary in the new pay immediately;

(ii) Likewise in the case of self-drawing officers, the Pay and Accounts Officer in case of the city offices including Pay and Accounts Officer, Madurai and in respect of other officers in Districts, the Accountant General shall fix the pay of the Officers in the revised pay structure and issue necessary pay slips so as to enable the Officers concerned to present the bills and draw the salary in the new pay structure immediately.
5. The Drawing and Disbursing Officers concerned on getting the orders from the Heads of Offices / pay fixing authorities concerned shall draw and disburse monthly salaries in the new pay structure from the month of November 2017 along with arrears for the month of October 2017. They shall present salary bills accordingly for the month of November 2017 after claiming arrears for October 2017 before 20-11-2017.

6. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is requested to update the software application for salary bills in accordance with the orders issued in the Government Orders cited to enable drawing of salary in revised pay structure from November 2017, after claiming the arrears for the month of October 2017 before 20-11-2017.

7. The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts is also requested to co-ordinate with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to finalise the revised software application for presenting salary bills in the revised pay structure immediately.

8. All Head of Departments are therefore requested to issue necessary instructions to all their subordinate officers to adhere to the above instructions scrupulously.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
For Additional Chief Secretary to Government.

Hospitality by suppliers, vendors to the Government Officials: Fin Min Order


Hospitality by suppliers, vendors to the Government Officials: Fin Min Order

No.F.11/13/2017-PPD
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
PP Division
516, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated 24th October, 2017.
Office Memorandum

Subject : Hospitality by suppliers/ vendors to the Government Officials - reg.

It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in the contracts signed with suppliers by some of the Ministries/ Departments have clauses of pre-inspection at the firm’s premises, where there is a provision that the suppliers or the vendors will pay for the travel, stay, hospitality and other expenses of the Inspecting officials. This is not in keeping with need to safeguard the independence of the inspecting teams. Such provisions in contracts need to be discouraged, so that Inspections are not compromised. Necessary steps may be taken to strictly avoid such provisions in the contracts with suppliers/ vendors.
Sd/-
(Vinaya T Likhar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: finmin.nic.in

Income Tax : List of Taxable Elements of Pay - PCDA


Income Tax : List of Taxable Elements of Pay - PCDA 
Pune

1. Taxable Element of Pay 

Sl. No.Taxable Elements of Pay
1.Pay in the Pay Band
2.Grade Pay
3.Military Service Pay
4.Dearness Allowance
5.Non-Practicing Allowance (if any)
6.Hazard/Special Hazard Pay
7.Para Allowance / Para Reserve Allowance/Special Commando Allowance
8.City Compensatory Allowance
9.Deputation (Duty) Alllowance (If any)
10.Reimbursement of Furniture
11.Reimbursement of Water
12.Reimbursement of Electricity
13.Technical Allowance
14.Qualification Pay
15.Special Action Group Allowance (on posting to National Security Guard)
16.Technical Pay
17.Language Allowance
18.Qualification Grant
19.Language Award
20.Flying Allowance
21.Leave Encashment on LTC
22.Specialist Allowance
23.Test Pilot Allowance
24.Instructor Allowance
25.Flight Test Allowance
26.Security Allowance
27.Strategic Force Allowance
Note: Provisions are applicable equally for monthly payment of Allowances as well as arrears for the said head of Pay/Allowances.

2.    Non-Taxable Elements of Pay 

Sl No.Non-Taxable element of PayAuthorityLimit of Exemption
1.Gallantary AwardA.O. 46/79; U/S 10 (18) (i) of IT Acts w.e.f. 1947Fully Exempt
2.Entertainment AllowanceU/S 16 (ii) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/81A sums equal to 1/5th  of salary (excluding any allowance/benefit)or Rs.5000/- per annum whichever is less
3.Leave Travel Concession (LTC)U/S 10 (5) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/89Actual Expenditure upto the limit of entitlement
4.Foreign AllowanceU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
5.Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA)AO 395/74 and U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
6.Servant Wages Allowance alongwith BCAAO 395/74 and U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
7.Purchase of Crockery/Cutlery/ GlasswareU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
8.Outfit allowance on posting to EmbassyU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
9.Arrears of Cash Grant - Foreign Allowance (Nepal)U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
10.Myanmar AllowanceU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
11.Representation Grant for use of crockery setU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
12Encashment of Leave on retirement whether onsuperannuation/voluntary retirement/release/invalidment etc.U/S 10 (10AA) (i) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/78Fully Exempt
13.House Rent Allowance/House Rent Reimbursement(HRA/HRR)U/S 10 (13A) of IT Act w.e.f. 06/10/1964; Limit ofexemption as per Rule 2A of IT Rules*Quantum of exemption is least of the following -
a) For Bombay/Kolkata/ Delhi Chennai
i) Allowance actually received.
ii) Rent paidin excess of 10% of salary
iii) 50% of
salary
b) For other cities
i) Allowance actually received.
ii) Rent paid
in excess of 10% of salary.
iii) 40% of salary
14.Children Education AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.5 of the IT RulesRs.100/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2children.
15.Hostel SubsidyU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.6 of the IT RulesRs.300/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2children
16.Siachen AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.1 (II) of the IT RulesRs.7000/ per month w.e.f. 01/08/1997
17.Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.2 of the IT RulesCategory I - SCA 'A' - Rs.1300/- per month CategoryIII - SCA 'B' - Rs.1050/- per month. Category IV - SCA 'C'
- Rs.750/- per month. Category VI - SCA 'D'
- Rs.200/-
per month.
18.Compensatory Field Area Allowance (CFAA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.7 of the IT RulesRs.2600/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
19.Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance (CMFAA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.8 of the IT RulesRs.1000/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
20.Any Special Allowance in the nature of CounterInsurgency Allowance (SCCIA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.9 of the IT RulesRs.3900/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
21.Transport Allowance granted to meet expenditure for the purpose of commuting between place of residence and dutyU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.10 of the IT RulesFor whole of India - Rs.1600/- per month
22.Transport Allowance granted to a blind ororthopedically handicapped employee with disability of lower extremities, to
meet expenditure for the purpose of commuting between place of residence and
duty
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.11 of the IT RulesFor Whole of India - Rs.3200/- per month
23.High Altitude Uncongenial Climate Allowance (HAUCA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) TableSl.No.13 of the IT RulesFor areas of
(a)Altitude of 9000 to 15000 feet (HAUCA 'I) -Rs.1060/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999. (b)Altitude above 15000 feet (HAUCA
'II' & 'III) - Rs.1600/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999.
24.Highly Active Field Area Allowance (HAFA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.14 of the IT RulesRs.4200/- per month
25.Island (duty) Allowance granted to the members ofArmed ForcesU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.15 of the IT Rules.For Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep group ofislands - Rs.3250/- per month inserted w.e.f. 29/02/2000.
26.Outfit Allowance
(Initial/Renewal)
U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of ITRules.Fully Exempt
27.Compensation for the change of uniformU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
28.Kit Maintenance AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
29.Uniform Allowance (MNS)U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
30.Special Winter Uniform AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
31.Reimbursement of Medical ExpensesU/S 17 (2) (viii) (v) of IT ActActual expenditure upto Rs.15000/- per annum.
32.Any payment from Provident FundU/S 10 (11) of IT ActFully Exempt
33.Payment of Compensation - Disability PensionCBDT F.No. 200/51/99- ITA1 dated 02 Jul 2001Fully Exempt

Note:
1. Provisions are applicable equally for monthly payment of Allowances as well as arrears for the said head of Pay/ Allowances.
2. *Salary for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP (w.e.f. 01 Sep 08) + DA + NPA (if any).

DISCLAIMER: The above provisions are with the understanding and interpretation of IT Act 1961/IT Rules as amended and instructions issued by CBDT from time to time. Rules, provisions, further amendments and clarifications are issued by IT department/CBDT only and this office does not have any role in framing the same except IT deductions at source with reference to them.

Authority: https://pcdaopune.gov.in/

Monday, 30 October 2017

7th Pay Commission: Will government raise minimum pay?

7th Pay Commission: Will government raise minimum pay?

The pay rise, the finance ministry says, should take place in January, and would mean a pay rise for 4.8 million central government employees and 5.5 million pensioners. If the government decides to implement the rise, which it may do after the completion of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies poll process, it would be the second successive pay hike, and would bring the real value of the minimum pay back in line.

A top Finance Ministry official, who did not wish to be named, indicated the government will be taking the proposal seriously, but cannot implement the pay rise now, it will be decided after the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies elections.

This would represent minimum pay rise of Rs 21,000 for central government employees. If this recommendation were accepted, the value of the minimum pay would be higher than the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission of Rs 18,000 and the government is now making good progress towards restoring the value it lost during the previous period of its cabinet nod, he said.

The National Anomaly Committee (NAC), which has been formed to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, has to strike a delicate balance between what is fair for employees and what is affordable for the government, without costing jobs. It does so impartially and without political interference. It is important that it is able to complete to do its work before Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, he added.

A rise in the minimum pay would be a good political move for the BJP, as it would bolster their argument on the cost of living debate for benefit poor and middle class, where Congress said that Modi government gave India achhe din with a broken GST and failed note ban.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has killed the country's economy by firing "double tap" shots of note ban and GST into it, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said.

The economic experts are also worried about the GST and note ban’s effect on exchequer. If such a situation is not chaos, then how is government going to implement minimum pay Rs 21,000?

But the official has said that it is possible for the minimum pay to jump up to Rs 21,000 with fitment factor 3.00 to reap political gains for BJP in future, but such a rise is less likely now the the central government employees unions’ demanding for hiking minimum to Rs 26,000 with fitment factor 3.68. If fitment formula is tinkered with 3.00, the salary and pension in general for all segments of employees will go up.

Earlier, the government had given nod minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month with fitment factor 2.57 on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also promised to raise minimum pay in a meeting with the central government employees unions leaders on June 30, 2016, the day after the cabinet approval of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations.

TST

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings
Most Immediate
No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Economy Measures- Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings- reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 04.08.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed recently by Group of officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 29.09.2017.

2. As per decision taken during the deliberation, all Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that replacement work of old bulbs with new LED based lightnings is completed by 31.10.2017 in your offices including Attached/Subordinate Offices, CPSUs, Autonomous Bodies and field offices.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments should apprised Department of Expenditure with the action taken in this regard by 10.11.2017 positively as per the format attached.

4. Further, each Ministry/Department should nominate a Nodal Officer at the level of Joint Secretary for monitoring the progress and certifying completion of installation of LED based lightings and energy efficiency measures on behalf of the Ministry/Department. The names of the nominated officers should be provided by 03.11.2017.
(H. Atheli)
Director
To,
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments

Source: DoE

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Tamil Nadu State Government Employees 7th Pay Commission Revision of Pension / Family Pension and Retirement Benefits Orders

Tamil Nadu State Government News - 7th Pay Commission Revision of Pension / Family Pension and Retirement Benefits - Orders

7th Pay Commission Tamil Nadu Government Pension Orders - 2017

OFFICIAL COMMITTEE, 2017 - Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 - Revision of Pension / Family Pension and Retirement Benefits - Orders - Issued.
Read the following :

1. G.O.Ms.No.40, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 22-02-2017.
2. G.O.Ms.No.189, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 27-06-2017.
3. G.O.Ms.No.303, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 11-10-2017.

ORDER:

In Government Order first read above, Government constituted an Official Committee to examine and make recommendations on revision of scales of pay and allowances for State Government employees and teachers including employees of Local Bodies and revision of pension, family pension and retirement benefits based on the decisions of the Government of India on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
2. The Official Committee, 2017 has submitted its report to Government on 27-09-2017. The recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances has been accepted by the Government and accordingly orders were issued in the Government Order third read above.
3. The Government has carefully examined the recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pension / family pension and other retirement benefits and pass the following orders: –

PART A.

PENSION / FAMILY PENSION RELATING TO EMPLOYEES WHO
RETIRED / DIED WHILE IN SERVICE BEFORE 1-1-2016

4. Paragraphs 5 to 13 below shall apply in respect of employees who have retired or died before 1-1-2016.

REVISION OF PENSION / FAMILY PENSION:

5.(1) The Pension or Family Pension, including enhanced family pension, relating to employees who retired or died while in service before 1-1-2016 shall, in the first instance, be revised in the following manner:

(i) The existing pension / family pension / enhanced family pension as on 31-12-2015, including the commuted portion but excluding additional pension applicable to pensioners / family pensioners of age 80 years and more, shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee to arrive at the revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension.

(ii)The ceiling limit for pension, family pension and enhanced family pension shall be revised from Rs.38,500/- to Rs.1,12,500/- (i.e. 50% of maximum pay in Pay Matrix of Rs.2,25,000/-), from Rs.23,100/- to Rs.67,500/- (i.e. 30% of maximum pay in Pay Matrix of Rs.2,25,000/-) and Rs.38,500/- to Rs.1,12,500/- respectively. Therefore, if the revised pension or family pension or enhanced family pension worked out as detailed in paragraph (i) above exceeds the applicable ceiling limit, it shall be restricted to Rs.1,12,500/-, Rs.67,500/- and Rs.1,12,500/-respectively.

(iii) The minimum revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension shall be Rs.7,850/- per month. Therefore, if the revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension worked out as detailed in (i) is less than Rs.7,850/- per month, it shall be stepped upto Rs.7,850/-.

Illustration-I

The pension / family pension of a pensioner / family pensioner drawing Rs.6300/- shall be refixed as follows:

Sl. No.
Description
Amount
  1. 1.
Pension /Family Pension as on 31-12-2015Rs.6,300/-
  1. 2.
Revised Pension / Family Pension fixed (using a multiplication factor of 2.57 i.e. Rs.16,191/- and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee i.e. Rs.16,200/-).
Rs.16,200/-
  1. 3.
Hence, Revised Pension / Family Pension fixedRs.16,200/-
(2) The revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension shall not be lower than the additional floor limit set as follows:-

(a) where the Government employee had, at the time of retirement/death, completed the minimum required qualifying service to receive full pension as per rules  applicable at the time of retirement / death of the  employee, the following percentage of the minimum of the pay (or the first cell) in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale / pay band and grade pay from which the pensioner had retired

(i) For employee drawing Pension   : 50%
(ii)For family member drawing Normal family pension : 30%
(iii) For family member drawing Enhanced family pension   : 50%
 and

(b) in the case of revised pension, where the Government employee had, at the time of retirement, NOT completed the minimum required qualifying service to receive full  pension as per rules applicable at the time of retirement/death of the employee, the amount determined in (a) above, reduced pro rata by multiplying it with the ratio of total qualifying service of the Government employee to the minimum required qualifying service for full pension.

(3) Therefore, if the revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension fixed as detailed in clause (1) above is less than the additional floor limit set in clause (2) above, it shall be revised to the additional floor limit. The procedure stated in paragraph 13 of this order shall be followed for giving effect to this revision.

Illustration-II:

Pensioner ‘A' retired on 31st August 1991, in the pay scale of Rs.2200- 75-2800-100-4000 [Fifth Tamil Nadu Pay Commission scales of pay] after rendering full qualifying service and drawing a pension of Rs.11,000/- as on 31-12-2015. The corresponding pay scales in the subsequent pay revisions i.e. Rs.8000-275-13500 with effect from 1-1-1996 and Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- with effect from 1-1-2006. The revised pension shall be fixed as follows:
Sl. No.
Description
Amount
  1. 1.
Pension fixed as on 31-12-2015
Rs.11,000
  1. 2.
Revised Pension fixed (using a multiplication factor of 2.57 and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee)
Rs.28,270
  1. 3.
Fifty percent of the minimum of the pay (or the first cell) in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale / pay band and grade pay from which the pensioner had retired. [Level-22 – Rs.56,100 x 50/100]
Rs.28,050
  1. 4.
Hence, Revised Pension fixed
Rs.28,270
Illustration-III:
Pensioner ‘B' retired on 31st May, 2015 in the scale of pay of Rs.37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs.8800 with last pay drawn of Rs.46,200 after rendering full qualifying service:

Sl. No.
Description
Amount
  1. 1.  
Pension fixed (i.e. 50% of Rs.46,200)
Rs.23,100
  1. 2.  
Revised Pension fixed (using a multiplication factor of 2.57 i.e. Rs.59367/- and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee i.e. Rs.59370)
Rs.59,370
  1. 3.  
Fifty percent of the minimum of the pay (or the first cell) in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale / pay band and grade pay from which the pensioner had retired. [Level-29 – Rs.1,23,400 x 50/100]
Rs.61,700
  1. 4.  
Hence, Revised Pension fixed
Rs.61,700

DEDUCTION OF COMMUTED PORTION OF PENSION :

6. Since the consolidated pension of a pensioner revised in accordance with provision in paragraph 5 above will be inclusive of commuted value of pension, if any, such pensioner shall not be entitled to commutation of pension on account of revision.

7. The commuted portion, if any, shall be deducted from the pension while making monthly disbursements.

REFIXATION OF ENHANCED FAMILY PENSION :

8. (1) Enhanced family pension is payable under rule 49(3)(c) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 for a period of 7 years from the date of death of Government employee or pensioner or till such deceased employee/pensioner would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.
(2)Enhanced family pension in respect of a Government employee who retired or died before 1-1-2016 shall also be revised in the manner stated in paragraph 5 above.
(3)On completion of the period of enhanced pension, i.e. after 7 years from the death of Government employee or pensioner or date on which such deceased person would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier, revised normal family pension shall be payable, as fixed in the manner stated in paragraph 5 above.

REVISION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION / FAMILY PENSION:

9. Additional Pension / Family Pension applicable to pensioners / family pensioners of age of 80 years and above shall be distinct from pension / family pension. While revising pension / family pension in accordance with provision in paragraph 5 above, additional pension shall also be revised in accordance with paragraph 20 of this order.

FIXATION IN THE CASE OF ENTITLEMENT OF PENSION OR FAMILY PENSION FROM 1-1-2016 :

10. (1) A person retiring on 31st December, 2015, and becoming entitled to receive pension with effect from the 1st January, 2016, shall have his/her pension first fixed under the rules applicable on 31st December, 2015 and thereafter it shall be revised as per provision contained in paragraph 5 of this order.

(2) Similarly, a family pensioner who became entitled to family pension with effect from the 1st January, 2016 shall have his/her family pension first fixed under the rules applicable on 31st December, 2015 and thereafter it shall be revised as per provision contained in paragraph 5 of this order.

RESTORATION OF TWO-THIRD PENSION TO THE ABSORBEE PENSIONERS (1/3rd Absorbee Pensioner like TANSI, etc.):

11. In respect of absorbee pensioners of the State such as former TANSI employees, who are drawing one third of pension at present, their pension / family pension shall be refixed as per provision contained in clause (1) of paragraph 5 with reference to the notional full pension / family pension applicable on 31-12-2015. They shall be paid full pension / family pension with prospective effect from 1-10-2017.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS REFIXATION OF PENSION / FAMILY PENSION ON 1-1-2016 :

12. (1) All Pension Disbursing Authorities including Public Sector Banks handling disbursement of pension to the Government pensioners/family pensioners are hereby authorized to pay pension/family pension to the existing pensioners/family pensioners by refixing pension / family pension / enhanced family pension in the first instance with effect from 1-10-2017 in accordance with the provision in clause (1) of paragraph 5 of this order and fix the corresponding additional pension, if any, in accordance with the provision in paragraph 20 of this order without any further authorization from the Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), Tamil Nadu / Head of Office etc. However, before disbursement of the pension / family pension, the Pension Disbursing Authority shall authenticate that the fixation made is strictly in accordance with the provisions of this order.

(2) Where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, revision shall be done separately in terms of this order.

(3) Wherever the age of pensioners/family pensioners is available in the Pension Payment Order, the additional pension/family pension shall also be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities immediately without any further authorization from the Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement) Tamil Nadu / Head of Office etc.

(4) A suitable entry regarding the revised pension / family pension shall be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Authorities in both halves of the Pension Payment Order.

(5) An intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension / family pension shall be sent by the Pension Disbursing Authority to the Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), Tamil Nadu with a copy to the concerned pensioners / family pensioners.

(6) The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts shall issue necessary instructions to all the Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers / Pension Pay Officer, Chennai including Public Sector Banks to make payment of the revised pension / family pension immediately.

(7) In respect of Pensioners / Family Pensioners drawing pension / family pension / enhanced family pension under Public Sector Bank Scheme, the Commercial Banks shall work out the revised pension in accordance with provision in clause (1) of paragraph 5 of this order and disburse the revised amount as specified in this order.

(8) The Pension Disbursing Authorities i.e. in respect of Pilot Scheme, the Pension Pay Officer, Chennai and Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers other than Chennai and in respect of Public Sector Bank (PSB) Scheme, the authorized Commercial Banks concerned shall promptly display this order on the notice board for the information of pensioners/family pensioners.

FURTHER REVISION WITH RESPECT TO CLAUSE (2) OF PARAGRAPH 5 :

13. (1) Any pre-2016 Pensioner/ Family Pensioner entitled to revision of Pension / Family Pension in terms of clause (2) of paragraph 5, such Pensioner/ Family Pensioner after refixation of Pension / Family Pension with reference to clause (1) of paragraph 5 of this order may apply to the authority in the department in which the Government employee last served who is competent to process and forward pension proposal to the Accountant General, Tamil Nadu in the prescribed form as at Annexure-I appended to this order in triplicate. The authority concerned shall revise both the Pension and Family Pension of the existing pensioner / family pensioner with reference to paragraph 5 of this order.

(2)In respect of Family Pensioners, even if they are unable to furnish all the particulars in the application form, the Pension Sanctioning Authorities shall accept such applications and process with the available data.

(3)On receipt of application in triplicate, the competent authority shall verify the net qualifying service already certified and communicated by the Principal Accountant General, Tamil Nadu at the time of initial sanction of pension. He shall fix the revised pension admissible with reference to minimum of the level pay or first Cell in the Pay Matrix relating to the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement and net qualifying service in the application form itself. He shall communicate a copy of the statement duly approved to the Pension Pay Officer, Chennai / Treasury Officer / Sub-Treasury Officer / Banks concerned with a copy to the pensioner / family pensioner. The Pension Pay Officer / Treasury Officer / Sub-Treasury Officer shall verify the correctness of the revised pension and make payment as specified in paragraph-5 above after making necessary entries in records maintained in his office. In respect of pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension / family pension under Public Sector Bank Scheme, the concerned Bank shall pay the revised pension as specified in paragraph-5 above based on the applications received from the departmental authorities till the pension records of Public Sector Bank Scheme pensioners / family pensioners are transferred to Pension Pay Officer, Chennai / Treasury Officer / Sub-Treasury Officers concerned as ordered in G.O.Ms.No.268, Finance (Pension) Department, dated 18-09-2017.

(4)The Pension Disbursing Authorities shall intimate the Principal Accountant General, Tamil Nadu regarding the revision of Pension / Family Pension.

(5)All other conditions in the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

(6)A concordance table (ready reckoner) of the pre-1996, pre-2006, pre-2016 and 2016 Pay Scales / Pay Bands plus Grade Pay / Pay Level in the Pay Matrix indicating the pension / family pension (at ordinary rates) payable under clause (2) of paragraph 5 above is appended to this order at Annexure-II to facilitate payment of revised pension / family pension.

PART B.

PENSION / FAMILY PENSION RELATING TO EMPLOYEES WHO

RETIRE / DIE WHILE IN SERVICE ON OR AFTER 1-1-2016

14. Paragraphs 15 to 25 below shall apply in respect of employees who retire or die on or after 1-1-2016.

FIXATION OF SUPERANNUATION/RETIREE PENSION :

15. (1) Pension of a Government employee retiring after 1-1-2016 shall continue to be regulated by Rule 43(2A) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978. There shall be no change in the minimum qualifying service of 30 years required for full pension.

(2) Pension of a Government employee retiring on or after 1-1-2016 shall be determined as follows:

(i)Full pension shall be 50% of the pay last drawn in applicable level in the revised pay structure (excluding Dearness Allowance, but including dearness pay, if applicable) by the Government employee OR 50% of the average emoluments drawn during the last ten months of service rendered, whichever is higher.

(ii) Where a Government employee has, at the time of retirement, completed the minimum required qualifying service of 30 years for being eligible for full pension, his Pension shall be fixed at full pension determined in (i) above.

(iii)Where the Government employee has, at the time of retirement, NOT completed the minimum qualifying service of 30 years required to receive full pension but has completed qualifying service of 10 years, his Pension shall be fixed by with pro rata reduction of pension from the amount of full pension determined in (i) above by multiplying it by a factor equal to the ratio of total qualifying service of the Government employee to the minimum qualifying service required for full pension.

(iv) The maximum pension permissible shall be Rs.1,12,500/-. Therefore, if the Pension arrived at in
(ii) or (iii) above exceeds this ceiling limit, it shall be restricted to Rs.1,12,500/-.

(v)The minimum pension shall be Rs.7,850/- per month. Therefore, if the Pension arrived at in (ii) or
(iii) above is less than this amount, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-.

FIXATION OF NORMAL FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF A PENSIONER :

16. There shall be no change in provision regarding fixation of normal family pension on death of a pensioner and shall continue to be regulated by Rule 49(2A) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 as follows:

(i)Upon death of a pensioner, Family Pension shall be fixed at 30 percent of the last pay drawn in the revised pay structure by the pensioner at the time of superannuation or the uncommuted value of superannuation pension as determined in paragraph 15 of this order, whichever is lower.

(ii) The maximum family pension permissible shall be Rs.67,500/-. Therefore, if the Family Pension arrived at in (i) above exceeds this ceiling limit, it shall be restricted to Rs.67,500/-.
(iii)The minimum family pension shall be Rs.7,850/- per month. Therefore, if the Family Pension arrived at in (i) is less than this amount, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-.

ENHANCED FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF A PENSIONER BEFORE ATTAINING AGE OF 65 YEARS :

17. Presently, enhanced family pension is payable under rule 49(3)(c) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 for a period of 7 years from the death of the deceased Government employee or pensioner or till such deceased person would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. The period of 7 years in this clause shall be increased to 10 years. This enhanced period shall apply only to Government employees who retire or die while in service on or after 1-1-2016.
18. (1) In case a pensioner, who retired on or after 1-1-2016, dies before attaining age of 65 years, enhanced family pension shall be permissible at 50% of the last pay drawn by the Government employee at the time of superannuation or uncommuted value of superannuation pension or Rs.1,12,500/- whichever is less, rounded off to nearest higher ten rupee. If the enhanced family pension so arrived is less than Rs.7,850/-, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-. This enhanced family pension shall be payable for a period of 10 years or till the year the deceased pensioner would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.

FIXATION OF ENHANCED FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF EMPLOYEE WHILE IN SERVICE ON OR AFTER 1-1-2016 :

19. (1) In the event of death while in service, of a Government employee who has rendered not less than 7 years continuous service, enhanced family pension shall be permissible at 50% of the last pay drawn in the revised pay structure or Rs.1,12,500/- whichever is less, rounded off to nearest higher ten rupee. If the enhanced family pension so arrived is less than Rs.7,850/-, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-. This enhanced family pension shall be payable for a period of 10 years or till the year the deceased employee would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.

(2) When the period of payment of enhanced family pension ends, family pension payable shall be 30 percent of the last pay drawn in the revised pay structure by the deceased employee or Rs.67,500/- whichever is less, rounded off to nearest higher ten rupee. If the pension so arrived is less than Rs.7,850/- , it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-.

ADDITIONAL PENSION / FAMILY PENSION

20. (1) The quantum of additional pension/family pension shall continue to be as specified in the table given below:

Sl.
No.
Age of Pensioner /
Family Pensioner
Additional quantum of
pension/family pension
[1]
[2]
[3]
  1. 1.
From 80 years to 84 years20% of revised pension /
family pension
  1. 2.
From 85 years to 89 years30% of revised pension /
family pension
  1. 3.
From 90 years to 94 years40% of revised pension /
family pension
  1. 4.
From 95 years to 99 years50% of revised pension   /
family pension
  1. 5.
100 years or more100% of revised pension / family pension
(2) The Pension Disbursement Authorities shall ensure that the date of birth and the age of the pensioners/family pensioners is invariably indicated in PPO (issued by Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), Tamil Nadu and the pension payment order to facilitate payment of additional pension/family pension by them as soon as it becomes due. If the requisite information is not available in the Pension Payment Order (PPO), in those cases the requisite information may be obtained from the Pensioners / Family Pensioners before adding the additional pension/family pension in the existing pension/family pension. The amount of additional pension/family pension shall be shown distinctly in the pension/family pension payment order.

Illustration:- In case where a pensioner/family pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his pension/family pension is Rs.10,000/- per month, the pension/family pension shall be shown as (i) pension / family pension = Rs.10,000/- and (ii) additional pension / family pension = Rs.2,000/- per month. The pension / family pension on his attaining the age of 85 years shall be shown as (i) Pension / family pension = Rs.10,000/- and additional pension / family pension = Rs.3,000/- per month.

(3)The additional pension/family pension on attaining the age of 80 years and above shall be admissible from the first day of the month in which his date of birth falls.

Illustration:-
If a pensioner/family pensioner completes age of 80 years on any date in the month of July 2016, he shall become entitled to additional pension/family pension with effect from the 1st July, 2016.
(4)Dearness allowance shall also be admissible on the additional pension/family pension in accordance with the orders issued by the Government from time to time.

GRATUITY

RETIREMENT / DEATH GRATUITY :
21.(1) The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be revised with effect from 1-1-2016 as follows:-

Sl. No.
Length of Service
Rate of Gratuity
(1)
(2)
(3)
  1. 1.  
Less than one yearTwo   times of monthly
emoluments.
  1. 2.  
One year or more but less than five yearsSix times of monthly emoluments.
  1. 3.  
Five years or more but less than eleven yearsTwelve   times of monthly
emoluments.
  1. 4.  
Eleven years or more but less than twenty yearsFifteen times of monthly
emoluments.
  1. 5.  
Twenty years or moreHalf   month's   emoluments   for
every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of monthly emoluments.

(2) The maximum limit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity shall be enhanced from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh with effect from 1-1-2016. The ceiling on gratuity shall increase by 25% of Rs.20 lakh, i.e. Rs.5 lakh each time the rate of dearness allowance crosses a multiple of 50 percentage points.

(3) Retirement Gratuity for employees who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 and Death Gratuity in respect of employees who have died between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 shall also be reworked in accordance to clauses (1) and (2). In such cases, pensioners / family pensioners shall be entitled to payment of differential amount between the gratuity thus worked out and that has been paid earlier.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION

22. (1) There shall be no change in the provision relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored. Commutation of pension shall accordingly be calculated on pension determined as per provision in paragraph 15 above for employees who retire after 1-1-2016. The commuted portion of pension, wherever applicable, shall be deducted from the pension while making monthly disbursements.

(2) Pensioners who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 and have commuted their pre-revised pension as per the Tamil Nadu Civil Pension (Commutation) Rules, 1944 shall be entitled to commute the additional amount of pension consequent to revision of pension. Such pensioners shall be allowed to file a revised option, to be exercised within 3 months from the date of issue of this order, for commutation of the additional amount of pension consequent on revision of pension. They shall also be permitted to exercise option to not to commute the difference in pension consequent on revision of pay / pension. In case of failure to exercise the option, the default option shall be to not to commute the additional amount of pension.

(3) In respect of pensioners who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017, the age reckoned for calculation of commuted value of pension at the time of original application for commutation of pension shall apply for additional commutation of pension.

(4) In respect of pensioners who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 but have died before issue of this order, commutation of additional amount of pension consequent to revision shall not be permissible since option cannot be exercised in such cases.

23. As the entitlement of revised pension shall be inclusive of commuted portion of pension, the commuted portion, wherever applicable, shall be deducted from the pension while making monthly disbursement.

ENCASHMENT OF LEAVE SALARY

ENCASHMENT OF LEAVE SALARY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT / DEATH :

24. (1) At the time of retirement, encashment of leave upto a maximum of 330 days shall be allowed. This shall include encashment of upto 240 days of accumulated Earned Leave and 180 days of accumulated Unearned Leave on Private Affairs, convertible into 90 days for full pay.

(2) Consequent on revision of pay notionally with effect from 1-1-2016 to 30-09-2017, pensioners / family pensioners who have availed leave encashment calculated based on pre-revised scale of pay consequent to retirement / death of Government employee between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 shall be paid the difference between leave encashment entitled based on revised pay structure and leave encashment already sanctioned based on pre-revised scale of pay.

ARREARS ON RETIREMENT BENEFITS IN RESPECT OF EMPLOYEES WHO RETIRED BETWEEN 1-1-2016 AND 30-09-2017 :

25. (1) The arrears on retirement benefits i.e. Gratuity/Commutation of pension including encashment of leave surrendered at the time of retirement consequent on pay revision in respect of the employees who retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-9-2017 shall be paid in two instalments i.e. first instalment in the current financial year 2017-2018 and second instalment in the next financial year 2018-2019.

(2) The procedure to be followed in such cases is given in the Annexure-III to this order.

PART C.

ALLOWANCES APPLICABLE TO ALL PENSIONERS DEARNESS ALLOWANCE :

26. (1) The Dearness Allowance shall be granted to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners at the same rate and from the same date as given to serving employees. The Dearness Allowance applicable on pension / family pension / enhanced family pension including additional pension / family pension shall be as follows:

Sl. No.
With effect from
Rate of D.A. [per month]
[1]
[2]
[3]
  1. 1.
1-1-2016
0 [Zero]
  1. 2.
1-7-2016
2%
  1. 3.
1-1-2017
4%
  1. 4.
1-7-2017
5%
(2) The Dearness Allowance as above shall be payable from 1-10-2017.

MEDICAL ALLOWANCE:

27. (1) The existing quantum of Medical Allowance to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners shall be enhanced from Rs.100/- to 300/- per month with effect from 1-10-2017.

(2) In case a pensioner or family pensioner is in receipt of two pensions viz. service pension and another family pension or military pension and another civil pension or military family pension and another civil family pension, only single medical allowance shall be admissible.

APPLICATION OF THESE ORDERS:

28. These orders shall apply to the following categories of pensioners:-

i. Government pensioners, teacher pensioners of aided institutions and local bodies;

ii. Former Travancore-Cochin State Pensioners drawing pension on 1st November 1956, in the treasuries situated in the areas transferred to Tamil Nadu State on that date i.e. Kanyakumari District and Shencottah Taluk of Tirunelveli District;

iii. Pensioners drawing their pension on 1st April 1960 in the Tiruttani Sub-Treasury in whose cases pensions were sanctioned by the Composite Madras State prior to 1st October 1953 or by the Andhra Pradesh State prior to 1st April 1960;

iv. Pensioners of the Ex-Governor's Bank Establishment in receipt of ‘Mustering out' pension;

v.Pensioners who are in receipt of special pensions under Extraordinary Pension Rules, Madras and Compassionate Allowance;

vi.Ex-Pudukottai Pensioners; and

vii. Teachers rendered surplus and whose services were terminated in the transferred areas of Kanyakumari District and Shencottah Taluk of Tirunelveli District.


viii. Pensioners and Family Pensioners of the State Government employees who have commuted full pension at the time of their permanent absorption in State Public Sector Undertakings / Boards / Local Bodies/ Universities / Co-operative Institutions / Central Public Sector Undertakings / Central Autonomous bodies, and for whom 1/3rd of the commuted pension was restored after 15 years.

29. These orders shall not apply to Government employees recruited on or after 1-4-2003 who are presently covered under New Contributory Pension Scheme.
DATE OF TAKING EFFECT OF CHANGES IN PENSION / FAMILY PENSION / PENSIONARY BENEFITS:

30. (1) Revision of pension and family pension as per this order shall take notional effect from 1-1-2016 or date of entitlement to pension / family pension is later, and shall have monetary effect only from 1-10-2017.
(2) Revision of gratuity and encashment of leave shall take effect from 1-1-2016.

31. Necessary amendments to Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 will be issued separately.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

AIIMS doctors call off hunger strike over improper implementation of 7th Pay Commission

AIIMS doctors call off hunger strike over improper implementation of 7th Pay Commission

AIIMS-Doctors-Strike-7th-Pay-Commission


The resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday called off their hunger strike against improper implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendation.

In a statement issued by the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) president, Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti, it was stated that the doctors would now hold a peaceful protest in front of the residence of Union Health Minister J P Nadda, seeking a conversation with him over the issue.

"We have decided to end the hunger strike as the government is not at all concerned about the health of doctors or patients. So we will go to the Health Minister's residence and will hold a peaceful protest in front of his residence. If he is running away from his responsibilities, then we will run towards him for help," the letter read.

The resident doctors of the AIIMS had been on a hunger strike for the past three days, but they continued to work, while fasting.

Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, in his letter, stated that the government was showing step-motherly attitude only towards the AIIMS, whereas all other autonomous institutes had already been following the 7th CPC recommendations.

"When we raised our concern in front of our administration, they showed their helplessness as the matter of allowances for the AIIMS employees is under consideration by the ministry," the statement read.

The resident doctors association even wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but hasn’t received any reply thereafter.

"Our hunger strike is now moving to the fourth day, but we haven't received a single call or tweet from our ministers. They all are busy in the elections and only concerned to get votes in the name of the AIIMS. They are not at all concerned about the grievances related to the doctors or patients at the AIIMS," the letter further read.

ANI

Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV)


Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), a first of its kind initiative by the government, with an aim at improving the institutes through holding a competition among them, sources said.

The outcome of the initiative, the process of which has started recently, will be declared in June next year, the source said.

The move follows the direction of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar with an aim at improving the Kendriya Vidyalayas, the source said.

According to sources, inspection of schools would be done twice for the ranking which would be an annual exercise from next year.

With maximum 1,000 points, the KVs would be graded under four categories, with 80 per cent and above (excellent) under A category, 60-79.9 per cent (very good) in B category, 40- 59.9 per cent (Good) in C, and below 40 per cent (average) in D.

Over 1,000 KVs would be assessed under seven parameters, including academic performance which will carry the highest weightage of 500 points, followed by school infrastructure (150 points) and school administration (120 points).

Other heads under which schools would be marked include finance (70 points), community participation (60 points), grace points (90 points) and overall observation by the inspectors (10 points).

This would be the first official ranking of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country.

Higher education institutes in the country are assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body funded by the University Grants Commission.

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are central government schools in the country instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Its one of the main objectives includes catering to the educational needs of children of transferable Central government staff including defence and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.

PTI

Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017


Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017

F.No. 12/16/2016-JCA 2
Government of India
(Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-ll) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated October 27, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017 - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that the Delhi Police have intimated about the visit of the Hon'ble Prime Minister at Patel Chowk on 31.10.2017 to pay floral tributes at the Statue of Sardar Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary. It has also been informed that the Run for Unity will be held on 31.10.2017 at MDC National Stadium and the Hon'ble Prime Minister is likely to flag off the run.

2. To make elaborate law & order/ security arrangements, the buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium are required to be sealed after conducting anti-sabotage checks. These office buildings (as per lists attached) are required to be vacated at 1500 hours on 30.10.2017 so that room are sealed after conducting regular anti-sabotage checks. The arrangements by Delhi Police will continue till 0930 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-I and till 1700 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-II.

3. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned for information/ necessary action.

4. Hindi version will follow.

Encl.: As above
S/d,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India
  • UPSC/ C&AG/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Supreme Court/ Delhi High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal/ Election Commission of India/ Niti Aayog / Central Vigilance Commission/ Reserve Bank of India/ NDMC

    LIST - I

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/ OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON  30.10.2017 TILL 0930 HOURS ON 31.10.2017

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGS
    POLICE STATION
    1.RBIParliament Street
    2.NIT/ AAYOGParliament Street
    3.SARDAR PATEL BHAWANParliament Street
    4.NIRVACHAN SADANParliament Street
    5.PUNJAB NATIONAL   BANK BUILDING, PATEL CHOWKParliament Street
    6.AKASHWANI BHAWAN/ AIR, SANSAD MARGParliament Street
    7.DAK BHAWANParliament Street
    8.JEEVAN TARA BUILDINGParliament Street
    9.JEEVAN DEEP BUILDINGParliament Street
    10.  JEEVAN VIHAR BUILDINGParliament Street
    11.  SBI BUILDINGParliament Street
    12.  SANCHAR BHAWANParliament Street
    13.  TRANSPORT BHAWANParliament Street

    LIST - II

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON 30.10.2017 TILL CLOSURE OF ARRANGEMENTS ON 31.10.2017 

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGSPOLICE STATION
    1.HYDERABAD HOUSETILAK MARG
    2.TERRITORIAL ARMY UNIT
    3.COAST GUARD HQTILAK MARG
    4.NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ARTTILAK MARG
    5.BARODA HOUSETILAK MARG
    6.BIKANER HOUSETILAK MARG
    7.BIKANER HOUSE ANNEXETILAK MARG
    8.JODHPUR HOSTELTILAK MARG
    9.CCA, MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, 16-A, AKBAR ROADTILAK MARG
    10.STC BUILDINGB K ROAD
    11.JAMNAGAR HOUSETILAK MARG

Friday, 27 October 2017

Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes

Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

DoPT-Disabilities-Other-Backward-Classes

F. No. 36023/1/2017-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-1) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the October 27, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Office Memorandum of  even number dated 11.08.2017 on the subject cited above whereby the Ministries/ Departments were requested to nominate their Liaison Officers for the above training programmes organised by Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) to facilitate them in the performance of their duties.
2. It is stated that the ISTM issues course circulars for all the calendared courses at least 90 days before the commencement of the courses. Online nomination by the interested applicant/ nominees is mandatory in all courses. This is, inter-alia, required for shortlisting of the candidates, issuing automated communications through mail/ SMS of acceptance/ non- acceptance to their personal e-mail address/ mobile, plan logistics, etc.. The link for submission of online application is as under:-

http://www.istm.gov.in/home/online_nomination_form

3. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly direct their
nominated Liaison Officers to submit their online applications before the closing date to avoid inconvenience.
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
Tele. No. 2309 2110
To,
The Joint Secretaries (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments of Government
of India (through website)

Source: DoPT

PFRDA takes a new initiative to increase pension coverage by increasing the incentives payable to Points of Presence (POPs), the principal distributive points for NPS


PFRDA takes a new initiative to increase pension coverage by increasing the incentives payable to Points of Presence (POPs), the principal distributive points for NPS

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has taken several initiatives in the past few years to increase pension coverage in the country, notably introducing e-NPS, reducing minimum contribution levels, new investment instruments, aggressive life cycle funds etc.

PFRDA has now taken a further step in this direction by increasing the incentives payable to Points of Presence (POPs), the principal distributive points for National Pension System (NPS).

The following Table gives the details of increase in incentives:


Principal Distribution Point

Services offered

Current Charge

New Charge
POPInitial Subscriber Registration*Rs. 125/-Rs. 200/-
Initial Contribution0.25% of the contribution Min: Rs.
20/- & Max : Rs.25,000/-
0.25% of the contribution Min: Rs.
20/- & Max : Rs.25,000/-
All Subsequent Contribution
All Non-Financial TransactionRs. 20/-Rs. 20/-
Persistency*-----> Rs. 50/- per annum (only for NPS-All
Citizen)
e-NPS* (for subsequent contributions)0.05% of the contribution Min Rs 5/-
& Max Rs 5000/- (Only for NPS- All Citizen and Tier-II Accounts)
0.10% of the contribution Min Rs 10/-
& Max Rs 10000/- (Only for NPS- All Citizen and Tier-II Accounts)

*Changes effected A new incentive towards increasing persistency has been introduced under which POPs will receive an incentive of Rs. 50/- per account per annum for every account which continues to contribute a minimum of Rs 1000/- in a financial year.

PFRDA believes that the renewed incentive will help in increasing the reach of pensions in India, through the efforts of Points of presence (POPs).

PIB

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables


Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables

R.B.E. No:155/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7
New Delhi, Dated : 24.10.2017
The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject:   Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables-reg.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare (DOP&PW)'s O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 13th September. 2017 along with Revised Table No. 51 & 52 on the above cited subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. DOP&PW's Q.M. dated 06.07.2017, referred to in the enclosed Q.M. dated 13.09.2017, was circulated on Railways vide Board's letter of even number dated 11.07.2017.

 S/d,
(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

F.No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 13th September, 2017
OFFICE  MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0 M. of even number dated 06.07 .2017 on the above subject and to say that there is some error in the entries relating to the ore-revised pay of Rs. 56050/- (6th CPC Grade pay . Rs. 10 000. 7th CPC Level 14)) in Table 51 and Table 52 enclosed therewith.

2.It is requested that the existing Table 51 and Table 52 may be substituted by the enclosed Table 51 and 'Table 52. respectively. The revised entries have been shown in bold letters
End: As above
S/d,
(Harjit Singh)
Director
To
  1. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India (as per standard mailing list)
  2.  Controller General of Accounts. New Delhi
  3. Comptroller & Auditor General of India. New Delhi
  4. Central Pension Accounting Office. New Delhi
Table No.51
Scale of pay/Pay in the Pay Band & Grade Pay at the time of retirement
From 01.01.1986 to31.12.19955900-200-6700
From 01.01.1996 to31.12.200518400-500-22400
From 01.01.2006 to31.12.201537400-67000 GP 10000
Corresponding level w.e.f. 1.1.2016Level-14 (144200-218200)
Basic Pay From
01.01.1986 to
31.12.1995
Basic Pay From
01.01.1996 to
31.12.2005
Bask Pay From
01.01.2006 to
31.12.2015
Pay range for
pensioners retired
during 1.1.2006 to
31.12.2015
Notional Pay
as on
01.01.2016
Revised Pension
/Enhanced Family
pension (if
applicable) w.e.f.
1.1.2016
Revised Family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016
Minimum
Maximum
5900
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6100
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6300
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6500
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6700
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6900
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7100
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7300
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
19900
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20400
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20900
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21400
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21900
60340
59540
61320
157600
78800
47280
22400
61850
61330
63150
162300
81150
48690
22900
63410
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23400
65020
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23900
66680
65060
67000
172200
86100
51660
67010
69020
177400
88700
53220
69030
71080
182700
91350
54810
71090
73220
 188200
94100
56460
73230
75400
193800
96900
58140
75410
77000
199600
99800
59880

Table No.52
Scale of pay/Pay in the Pay Band & Grade Pay at the time of retirement
From 01.01.1986 to31.12.19955900-200-7300
From 01.01.1996 to31.12.200518400-500-22400
From 01.01.2006 to31.12.201537400-67000 GP 10000
Corresponding level w.e.f. 1.1.2016Level-14 (144200-218200)
Basic Pay From
01.01.1986 to
31.12.1995
Basic Pay
From
01.01.1996 to
31.12.2005
Basic Pay
From
01.01.2006 to
31.12.2015
Pay range for
pensioners retired
during 1.1.2006 to
31.12.2015
Notional
Pay as on
01.01.201
6
Revised Pension
/Enhanced Family
pension (if
applicable) w.e.f.
1.1.2016
Revised Family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016
Minimum
Maximum
5900
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6100
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6300
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6500
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6700
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6900
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7100
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7300
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
19900
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20400
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20900
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21400
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21900
60340
59540
61320
157600
78800
47280
22400
61850
61330
63150
162300
81150
48690
22900
63410
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23400
65020
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23900
66680
55060
67000
172200
86100
51660
67010
69020
177400
88700
53220
69030
71080
182700
91350
54810
71090
73220
188200
94100
56460
73230
75400
193800
96900
58140
75410
77000
199600
99800
59880

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