Thursday, 19 October 2017

Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways


Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways.

TICKET-CHECKING-STAFF-INDIAN-RAILWAYS

NFIR

No. II/73/Part I
Dated: 13/10/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 13/2011.
(ii) Railway Board's D.O. No. 2010/TG-V 103/Part II dated 04/2016 addressed to GMs of Zonal Railways.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. II/73/Part I dared 10/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR's letter No. II/73/Part I dated 01/05/2017.

Federation reproduces below the extract of the minutes of PNM meeting held between NFIR and Railway Board on22nd /23rd December, 2016 against agenda Item No. 13/2011.
"Comprehensive instructions already exists in Board's letter dated 08/02/2011 regarding provision of adequate facilities for Ticket Checking Staff in TTEs Rest Houses and have been reiterated from time to time. A D.O. Letter has also been written to the CCMs on 28/04/2016 to make good the deficiencies. It was decided that Zonal Railways should conduct survey to assess the number of TTEs willing to avail of the cooking facilities. Federation pointed out that there are certain problems in Rest Rooms located in Delhi area. Official agreed to take up the issue with NR for ensuring requisite facilities".
Federation is pained to state that although a period of over ten months has passed, neither progress has been apprised to the Federation nor copy of any communication sent to the General Manager, Northern Railway to look into the problems in the Rest Rooms in Delhi area is made available. Federation had also highlighted the deficiencies prevailing in the TTEs Rest Room at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, but unfortunately no action has been taken so far.

While enclosing copy of Federation's letter dated 01/05/2017, NFIR once again urges upon the Railway Board to take immediate action on the subject matter for ensuring repairs/maintenance of TTEs Rest Rooms with adequate facilities. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghlvaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

EPFO introduces a new facility for its members to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online


EPFO introduces a new facility for its members to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online

On the eve of Deepawali, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having Universal Account Number (UAN) and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online. This, in turn, would facilitate the members, a better and speedy EPFO services.

The facility has been made available at EPFO's website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal >> LINK UAN AADHAAR.
Using the facility, EPFO members can online link their respective UAN with Aadhaar. While using the facility, the member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to his/her mobile linked with UAN. After OTP verification, the member will have to provide his/her Aadhaar Number. Another OTP will be sent to his/her mobile/email linked with Aadhaar. After OTP verification, if UAN details are matched with Aadhaar details, then UAN will be linked with Aadhaar. After linking, the EPFO member may avail online EPFO services linked with Aadhaar.

Diwali Gift to the Soldiers of the Country


Diwali Gift to the Soldiers of the Country

Soldiers and officers of various army and para-military units like CRPF, BSF, BRO, ITBP, etc. are deployed in remote and far flung areas to protect Borders of India. The soldiers and officers are working day and night without bothering about difficult weather conditions and as they are posted away from their homes and headquarters, there is a constant requirement for them to speak to their family and also to their Headquarters. They use only DSPT service provided by BSNL because there is no other means of communications available in those areas.

Briefing the media here, the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that in order to use the facility of DSPT, the soldiers & officers at present are required to pay monthly fee of Rs.500/- and call charges of Rs.5/- per minute. But, looking at the requirement of Soldiers & Officers and also the heavy cost they have to incur for talking to their family members, government has taken an important decision on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Shri Sinha said, from Diwali day (19th October, 2017), no monthly fee will be taken for using DSPT service, that is, the current monthly fee of Rs.500/- will be ‘Zero’ from tomorrow. And also, the present telephone charges of Rs.5/- per minute is being reduced to Re.1/- per minute.

With this special Diwali Gift from Government of India, Defence personnel can now talk without worrying for more expenses to their home and their Headquarter. The Minister also wished the jawans and officers and their family members A Very Happy Diwali.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES: GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS STOPPED.


POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES

UNDER HEAVY ATTACK

GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS STOPPED.


IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE REPORT DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR, STILL PENDING WITH FINANCE MINISTRY.

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES ON 23.10.2017.

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT WILL MEET AND DECLARE FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION.


Dear Comrades,

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017.

 This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2016 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting.

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rdOCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action.

Yours fraternally,

S/d,
R.N.PARASHAR
Secretary General
Source : NFPE

DoPT: Minutes of Standing Committee Meeting held on 3.5.2017 between NC JCM and Official Side

DoPT: Minutes of Standing Committee Meeting held on 3.5.2017 between NC JCM and Official Side.
Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee held between the staff-side, National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) and offical-side under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P) at 3.00 P.M. on 03.05.2017

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE HELD BETWEEN THE STAFF-SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL (JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY) AND THE OFFICIAL-SIDE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY(P) AT 3.00 P.M. ON 03.05.2017

The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) was held at 3.00 p.m. on 03.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi. The list of participants is at Annexure.

2. In his introductory comments, Secretary(Personnel) while welcoming the participants, mentioned that the agenda for the meeting included the action taken statement on the 31 items discussed in the last meeting held on 25.10.2016 and 26 additional items received from the Staff Side.

3. (i) In his opening remarks, Secretary, Staff-Side thanked the Chairman for convening the meeting and urged that as per the JCM Scheme, the meetings of the National Council should be held on quarterly basis. He also pointed out that the meeting of the National Council under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary has not been held since 2010 which, he emphasized, was against the spirit and the basic principle of the JCM Scheme. This view was seconded by other representatives of the Staff-Side.

(ii) Secretary (Staff-Side) further requested to know the present position on the basic demands made by the Central Government employees about minimum wages, fitment formula, reversion to the old pension scheme and the report of the Committee of Allowances. He recalled that when a notice for strike was given in 2016, the senior Cabinet Ministers in the Central Government had met the staff side representatives and assured a positive decision on the aforesaid demands. Although that strike was deferred on this assurance, the central govt. employees are still waiting. Consequently, it is getting difficult to make the central government employees understand the reasons for delay in fulfilment of the assurances then given by the Senior Cabinet Ministers.

(iii) Hence Secretary, Staff-Side requested the Chairman to convey to the Cabinet Secretary and Chairman, National Council (JCM) the duty to meet the Government employees in accordance with the JCM Scheme to avoid an atmosphere of confrontation.

(iv) He stated that a number of agenda items proposed by the Staff-Side have been deleted and no formal communication has been sent to them on the reasons for deletion. He requested that the views of official side on this may be communicated to them. This sentiment was echoed by other members of the Staff Side. He also mentioned that the senior Cabinet Ministers had issued a statement about constitution of a High Level Committee to look into the aforesaid basic demands made by the Staff Side while giving the strike notice. However, even after more than 10 months, nothing has happened and only one meeting was taken by Additional Secretary in Department of Expenditure.

(v) On allowances, he informed that there is a lot of uncertainty on whether the allowances would become admissible prospectively or from 01.01.2016 i.e., the date of implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission.

(vi) The following points were also raised by Leader JCM (Staff-Side):
(a) The assurance given by Senior Ministers on 30t h June 2016 on 7th CPC issues-mainly minimum wage and multiplying factor have not been fulfilled. Only one meeting was held by Addl. Secretary (Expenditure) with the Staff side and thereafter nothing is known with regard to progress made even though 10 months passed.

(b) On 7th CPC recommendation for revision of pension on the basis of option the contents of the Committee’s Report are not made available to the JCM (Staff Side). There is need to see that transparency is ensured for preserving healthy industrial relations.

(c) On Allowances, the Leader JCM (Staff Side) expressed disappointment as there has been no positive outcome even after lapse of several months. He requested the Chairman that the JCM (Staff Side) demand to revise the Allowances w.e.f. 01/01/2016 should be considered and Staff Side demand be taken to the level of Cabinet Secretary and the Government.

(d) Although Ministry of finance Resolution dated 25t h July 2016 stipulates that 14.29% hike in the pay of Running Staff in the Railways be ensured, unfortunately, the same has not been complied with. The said hike has not been ensured. He requested the Chairman to kindly take appropriate initiative on the proposal sent by Ministry of Railways which is pending with the Ministry of finance. He also pointed out that the references made by different ministries to the DoP&T/MoF pursuant to the discussions held by the JCM Constituents with the respective Departments/Ministries are pending. He requested that speedy response be ensured by DoP&T/MoF. While concluding, the Leader, JCM (Staff-Side) expressed confidence that the NC/JCM meeting as well Standing Committee meetings will be convened regularly in accordance with the JCM rules for paving way for healthy industrial relations”.
(vii) The Staff-Side drew attention to the fact that since 1966 Joint Committees used to be set up for discussing contentious issues which has since stopped. References from the Departments are also remaining unanswered. The members of the Staff Side requested that DOP&T should take a view on all these issues as a number of them have not been settled. The Staff Side also requested that the duration of Standing Committee meetings should be extended so that all issues can be discussed and resolved quickly and the meetings should also be held every quarter.

(viii) The Staff-Side also pointed out that items of agenda sent by them are to be included, if it is found to be appropriate to be discussed. Since there had been permanent subcommittees under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Health) and (Pension), the agenda items pertaining to those two ministries can be referred to those two sub-committees. The sub-committees are to deliberate and report back to the Standing Committee for a final decision. They wanted the said procedure to be followed as the items sent by the Staff Side to the meeting contained many Pension and Health related issues.

(ix) Referring to the convening of the Departmental Council, the Staff Side said that the situation has not registered any significant improvement. They also pointed out that in the details provided; no dates of the last meeting held had been indicated. They pleaded that the Department of Personnel has to evolve a mechanism to monitor the functioning of the Departmental council.”

(x) In view of the ongoing ban on recruitment imposed by the Department of Expenditure, the staff are having to work long hours. This is despite the Task Force, set up by Ministry of Railways on safety-related matters, having suggested that additional staff be mobilized to ensure safety. Even the Hon’ble Prime Minister in his speeches has stressed the need for safety; but the Ministry of Railways have chosen to ignore.

(xi) Another point raised was about the instructions issued by the DOP&T following the assurance given to the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a contempt case which was said to have created a situation where the DPCs are not being held and the employees are retiring without getting promotion. It was stated that UPSC is also refusing to accept DPC proposals and insists that clarification from DOP&T may first be obtained. As a result promotions are not taking place and many officers have retired without promotion. The Staff-Side requested that necessary clarifications may be issued by DOP&T urgently so that DPCs can be held in the Departments.

4. Chairman, in his reply, said that no agenda points had been deleted and, in order to ensure that discussions are complete in a meeting, it was decided in consultation with the Secretary(Staff-Side) to limit the number of agenda points for today’s meeting. He further stated that if the Staff-Side insists that the remaining points which have been left out should also be taken up for discussion, they would need to be circulated to the concerned Departments in advance for their comments. He emphasized that the Government attaches the highest priority to the Staff-Side and the concerns expressed over the assurance given after the strike call would be conveyed to the concerned authority. On the issue of the Allowances Committee’s report not being shared with the Staff Side, the Chairman stated that the sentiment would also be conveyed to Ministry of Finance along with the concerns over pay revision etc.

5. After these opening remarks the Action-Taken-Note on the minutes of the last meeting held on 25.10.2016 was taken up for discussion.

NC JCM Staff Side

7th Pay Commission Pay Hike for Rajasthan Government Employees


7th Pay Commission Pay Hike for Rajasthan Government Employees
Pay hike as per 7th CPC for the employees of Rajasthan State Government.
Rajasthan Government decided to implement the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission to its employees with effect from October 2017.

Rajasthan Government Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced Tuesday to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission to more than 12 lakh State Government employees and pensioners with effect from October 2017.

Detailed report awaited.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period


Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period
Leave during probation period

No.28020/1/2017-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th October, 2017

Subject: Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0.M No. 28020/1/2010-Estt(C)
dated 21st July 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central
Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions "if during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course..., the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation"

2. This has been examined in the view that some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. It has been decided that in such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/ her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

3. So far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India.

(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 
Source: DoPT

Over 69 lacs subscribers join Atal Pension Yojana with contribution of Rs. 2690 crores


Over 69 lacs subscribers join Atal Pension Yojana with contribution of Rs. 2690 crores

Secretary DFS: Still Scope for increasing pension coverage

Atal Pension Yojana currently has over 69 lacs subscribers with contribution of Rs. 2690.00 crores. Chairman, PFRDA Shri Hemant G Contractor however emphasised the need of increasing the pension coverage in India at a recently concluded conference on Atal Pension Yojana. The conference organised by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in the national capital saw participation from all major banks, representatives from NPCI, SCHIL, SIDBI, Access Assist and some major MFIs.

A large section of the society still does not have access to pensions and this is a cause of concern for PFRDA and Government, Shri Contactor said. Congratulating the winners of the contest organised by PFRDA the Chairman said that APY has made progress in covering the intended subscribers but much remains to be done. He mentioned that on an average, a little less than 2% of the eligible population is covered under APY and hence a lot has to be done to provide people a regular access to old age income. He also touched upon the issues of persistence in the APY accounts and asserted that the objective of the scheme is to provide pension and this will only happen if the contribution in the account has been regularly paid. He urged the APY Service Providers to educate the subscribers on the importance of the same. He also urged upon the APY Service Providers i.e Banks and Post Offices under Department of Post to achieve the targets allocated by government by putting in their best efforts.

A video message of Shri Rajiv Kumar, Secretary DFS was played during the occasion. Shri Rajiv Kumar mentioned that Atal Pension Yojana is flagship program of the Government of India under financial inclusion and financial security. The pension coverage in this country is at around 12% and banks and other stakeholder need to work towards greater coverage under the scheme. He also said that DFS is monitoring the progress under the scheme and targets allocated under the scheme to banks should be accomplished. He touched upon the subject of providing a digital platform for APY by PFRDA i.e e-APY. Secretary Shri Rajiv Kumar congratulated the banks on their performance under the campaigns and urged them to continue the work.

While the government has a pension scheme for the BPL persons but the amount is meagre and is not sufficient for old age needs. 9% of the population of India, i.e 110 million people are over 60 years and by 2030 this figure is expected to cross 180 million. The 60 plus age groups is the fastest growing demographic in the country. With increase in longevity of the people, disintegration of the joint family system in India and inflation, there is greater need for old age than ever before. Currently pension benefits are available India basically to the organised sector. Atal Pension Yojana introduced in 2015 by Government of India provides a self- contributory savings pension scheme with guaranteed pension of Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 5,000/- with a very low contribution by the subscriber. All banks and Department of Post have pushed the product to the interiors of the country. APY has option for increasing the pension amount from Rs. 1000/- to any other amount up to Rs. 5000/- as per the savings capacity of the subscriber, and further allows the spouse to continue the account in the event of the death of the subscriber before the age of sixty years. PFRDA has also been engaging with various State Governments for providing co-contribution under the scheme. With the introduction of e-APY through Aadhaar, the banks will be able to effectively utilise the digital platform for greater coverage.

PIB

Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS: Suspension of Empanelment


Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS: Suspension of Empanelment
F. No: 4-3/2017/CGHS/VC
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Hospital Empanelment Cell)

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 011, dated the 09.10.2017

OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Suspension of empanelment of Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS.

With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S-11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 01.10.2014 vide which Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi was empanelled under CGHS and to state that Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi was asked to submit reply to a show cause notice issued regarding permission letter obtained by the hospital for treatment of one CGHS pensioner beneficiary in the hospital. However, the reply submitted by the hospital has not been found to be satisfactory and so it has been decided to suspend empanelment of Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi from CGHS with immediate effect for a period of three months or till further orders.

The CGHS beneficiaries already admitted in the hospital for treatment prior to the issue of this order shall continue to be provided treatment at CGHS rates till their discharge within a period of 7 days. Bill of patients discharged after 7 days of issue of this order shall be submitted with proper justification for consideration by CGHS.
Sd/-
Dr. D. C. Joshi
Director CGHS
Source: http://cghs.gov.in/

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy to Railway Employees


Grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy to Railway Employees

RBE No.147/2017
PC-VII No.68
Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 New Delhi,
Dated: 12-10-20 17
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Board's letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01-10-2008 followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Now, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) has conveyed Government's decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission in regard to grant of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy to Government servants vide OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 (copy enclosed). These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees and shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

Aforesaid instructions on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy are being issued in supersession of Board's letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 13-05-2014.

Please acknowledge receipt.
sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes

Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.
rates-of-training-allowances

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
RBE No.145/2017
No.E(MPP)2012/3/28
New Delhi, Dated 06.10.2017
The General Managers,
All Indian Railway and
Production Units.
The Director General,
NAIR, Vadodara.

The Directors,
IRICEN,Pune,
IRIEEN, Nasik,
IRIMEE, Jamalpur,
IRISET, Secunderabad,
IRITM, Lucknow,
JRRPF, Lucknow.

Sub: Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

Kindly refer to Ministry of Railways' letter Nos. E(MPP)/2005/13/2 dated 22.08.2005 (RBE No. 139/2005) followed by E(MPP)/2008/3/18 dated 20.10.2008 (RBE No. 156/2008) wherein Ministry of Railways had communicated that the training allowance is to be paid @ 30% and @ 15% of the basic pay to the faculty members, for imparting training to Group 'A' Officers and to Group 'C' & 'D' staff respectively on Centralised Training Institutes and various other training Centres on Indian Railways, respectively.

2. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, the rates of Training Allowance is revised as follows:

Training Allowance
In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes  for Group 'A' officers.24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments12% of Basic Pay

3. It will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period of time and are then likely to go back. It will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.

4. Training Allowance will be admissible to the faculty members without any ceiling of 5 years and standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.

5. Further, above mentioned Board’s instruction had stated that 'Sumptuary Allowance' shall be paid @ Rs 3500/- per month for the Director/ Head of the Centralised Training Instititutes for Group 'A' Officers and @ Rs 2500/- per month to Course Directors and @ Rs 2000/- per month to Counsellors. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC recommendation and as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, 'Sumptuary Allowance' for Training Establishment is abolished.

6. The revised rates of allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance shall be applicable with effect from 1st July, 2017.

7. All other guidelines/instructions on the subject shall remain unchanged.

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

Please acknowledge receipt.
(Mahendra Kumar Gupta)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board
Source: Railway Board

Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC


Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD
RBA No.145/2017
No.2016/AC-II/21/8
New Delhi,dated 11-10-2017
General Managers
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub: Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

Ref: 1. Board's letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No.49/2017) & 11.07/2017 (RBE No.66/2017)

2. Board's letters of even No. dated 9.6.2017, 19.7.2017 & 25.07.2017 *RBA No.68/2017, 98/2017 & 103/2017)

3. Board (FC) D.O.letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 05.09.2017

Instructions have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letter under reference above. These instructions envisage 'suo moto' revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date 151982 pensioners PPO have been revised.

It may be appreciated that against the 14 lakh pensioners cases on Indian Railways, the pace of pension revision is slow. In the recently held review meeting, additional secretary (Expenditure) has also emphasized that adequate priority may be given to this area of work. Finance Secretary also expressed that exercise of pension revision may be completed in a time-bound manner. In this connection, Financial Commissioner, vide his DO letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 5.9.2017 has also advised that the exercise of revision may be carried out on a parallel track alongwith ARPAN to expedite the process.

As a welfare measure, it should be ensured to step up with pace for revision of pension. The work flow of pension revision envisages close coordination between the personnel and the accounts Department and hence, it is advised that PCPO and PFA to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.

Ravindra Gupta
Member Staff
Railway Board.
Source: NFIR

Rule 14(ii) of Railway Servants (D&A) rules, 1968 following of proper procedure regarding


Railway Servants DA rules, 1968 following of proper procedure - Rule 14(ii)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD
Dated: 22-09-2017
No.E(D&A)/2017/RG6-21
The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaysmen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi-110 055

Sub: Rule 14(ii) of Railway Servants (D&A) rules, 1968 following of proper procedure regarding.

I am directed to refer to the Federation's letter No.II/5/Part III dated 06.09.2017 on the above subject and to state that instructions regarding Rule 14(ii) of RS(D&A) Rules,1968 have been issued vide letter no.E(D&A)/2017/RG6-21 dated 18.09.2017, a copy of which is enclosed herewith for your ready reference.

DA:As above.
Yours faithfully

Sd/-
For secretary Railway Board 

Source: NFIR

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment


Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment
F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date -13th Oct, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-reg

In continuation of this Department's OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 12.05.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f 01.07.2017 to the following categories :-
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.I000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 264% to 268% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97 -P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 256% to 260% w.e.f 01.07.2017.
(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-
2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26th September,2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: Department of Pension& Pensioners Welfare

Recognition of Associations under CCS (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993


Recognition of Associations under CCS (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993

No.17/1/2017-R&R and DC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 11.10.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recognition of Associations under CCS (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993 - regarding. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to OM of even number dated 06.09.2017 whereby five Associations - (i) Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers' Association, (ii) CSSS Gazetted Officers' Association, (iii) CSSS Group-A Officers' Association, (iv) Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Association and (v) Central Secretariat Employees Associations - were given one final opportunity to submit the documents/ applications by 20.09.2017, strictly as per OM of even number dated 29.06.2017.

2. In response, four associations except CSSS Group-A Officers' Association have completed their application by submitting remaining documents by 20.09.2017.

3. Therefore, DDOs of all Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Central Secretariat are requested to deduct membership fee for the year 2017-18, in respect of members of the following four Associations :
(i) Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers' Association (CSPGBOA);
(ii) CSSS Gazetted Officers' Association;
(iii) Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Association;
(iv) Central Secretariat Employees Associations (CSEA).
4. It may please be noted that an employee can only be a member of one Association/ Union. Hence, it may please be ensured that membership fee of an employee be deducted only for one Association/ Union.

5. It has been observed that (i) both CSMA and CSNGEU have MTS as their members, (ii) CSEA and CSNGEU have JSA, SSA, ASO as their members and (iii) CSEA, CSNGEU and CSPGBOA have promote ASO as their members. As such, membership fee of an employee may be deducted against one association/ Union only.

6. Further, DDOs are requested to provide details of members of an Association in proforma given below:
Name of Ministry/ Department/ Organisation :
Total <designation> enrolled in PBR : ________
SI.NoNameDesignationEmployeeCodeMembershipfee deducted

7. Information in the aforesaid proforma may be prepared for each designation separately, and the same may please be made available to this department at the earliest.
(S.K Vandi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
DDOs of all Ministries/ Departments
(list enclosed).

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Tamil Nadu Government Order : Ad-hoc Increase - CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM - Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.07.2017


Tamil Nadu Government Order : Ad-hoc Increase - CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM - Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.07.2017

© GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU 2017
Manuscript Series
FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.302, Dated 11.10.2017
(Hevilambi, Purattasi-25, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2048)

Ad-hoc Increase - CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM - Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.07.2017 - Orders - Issued.

READ - the following papers:-
  1. G.O.Ms.No.124, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 08.05.2017.
  2. 2. G.O.Ms.No.300, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 10.10.2017.
ORDER:

In the Government Order first read above, the Government sanctioned an ad-hoc increase in the Consolidated Pay/Fixed Pay/ Honorarium with effect from 01.01.2017 at the rate of Rs.20/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium upto Rs.600/- per month and at the rate of Rs.40/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium of above Rs.600/- per month.

2. In the Government Order second read above, orders were issued enhancing the Dearness Allowance payable to Government employees who are on regular and special time scales of pay with effect from 01.07.2017. Government has therefore, decided to grant ad-hoc increase to those drawing Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium with effect from 01.07.2017. Accordingly, Government direct that employees drawing Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium be allowed another ad-hoc increase with effect from 01.07.2017 as detailed below:

For those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium upto Rs.600/- per month from 01.01.2006Rs.20/- Per month
For those drawing revised Consolidated Pay/Fixed Pay / Honorarium above Rs.600/- per month from 01.01.2006Rs.40/- Per month

3.The Government also direct that the arrears of ad-hoc increase for the months of July to September, 2017 be drawn and disbursed by existing cashless mode of Electronic Clearance System (ECS).

4.This order shall also apply to the employees of Local Bodies, Over Head Tank Operators and Sweepers working in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
K.SHANMUGAM
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

Delinking of 33 yrs of Qualifying Service - Revision of Pre-2006 Pensioners (JCOs/ORs and COS) Corr to MoD letter dt. 30.09.2016

Delinking of 33 yrs of Qualifying Service - Revision of Pre-2006 Pensioners (JCOs/ORs and COS) Corr to MoD letter dt. 30.09.2016

No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India/ भारत सरकार
Ministry of Defence/रक्ष्‍ाा मंत्रालय
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare 

New Delhi, Dated 11th October, 2017
CORRIGENDUM

To,

The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject : Amendment of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30th  September 2016.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No.  1 (2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30th September 2016 regarding de-linking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension, the following amendments are made-

Annexure-A (ICOs) rates for the rank 'Maj. Gem' for Commissioned Officer  (MNS)

For:
Rank Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
Maj. Gen. 16277

Read:
Rank Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
Maj. Gen. 16227


Annexure-C (Air Force) rates for the rank of 'MWO'group 'X'

For:
Rank Minimum of Fitment table Service Pension Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
MWO 21790 10895 10895 6537

Read :
Rank Minimum of Fitment table Service Pension Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
MWO 21970 10985 10985 6591

2 All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

3 This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry  vide their UO No. 10(6)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 26.09.2017.

4 Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 

Source: www.desw.gov.in

Friday, 13 October 2017

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - 7th Central Pay Commission

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules of Pre-2016 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners in implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC - regarding.

No.1/4/2016-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003.
Dated the 12th October, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules of Pre-2016 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners in implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders were issued vide D/o. P&PW’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&P&W(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension/family pension of pre 2016 pensioners/family pensioners, including those drawing pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules. In terms of the aforesaid OM, the revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) w.e.f. 01.01.2016 was required to be determined by multiplying the disability pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations, by 2.57.

2. Subsequently, vide this Department's OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 11th May, 2017, it was decided that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF’s who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016 and drawing pension/family pension under CCS(Pension) Rules may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by 7thCPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed.

3. The question of revision of disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules by pay fixation method has been considered by the Government. It has been decided that the disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules will also be revised by notionally fixing the pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the aforesaid manner. Accordingly, disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rwles w.eJ. 01.01.2016 will be revised in the following manner:-

I. Family Pension for Categories B & C
(a) Where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post: 40% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.11 ,700/- per month.
(b) Where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post: 60% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.

In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless/motherless children. In both cases, family pension shall be paid to children for the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules.
Dependent parents/brothers/sisters etc. shall be paid family pension one-half the rate applicable to widows/fatherless or motherless children.

II. Family Pension under Categories D & E
(a) Family pension to the widow shall be equal to the notional pay as on 01.01.2016
(b) If the Government servant is not survived by his widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs. 18,000/-
(c) If the Government servant died as a bachelor or as a widower without children, family pension will be admissible to parents without reference to pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016, if both parents are alive, and at the rate of 60% if only one of them is alive.

III. Disability Pension for Categories B & C
(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 plus disability element equal to 30% of the same notional pay, for 100% disability.
(b) For disability less than 100%, disability element shall be reduced proportionately subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules and subject to minimum disability pension of Rs. 18,000/- per month.

IV. Disability Pension for category D:
(a)Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension
(b) For lower percentage of the disability, the disability pension would be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules and subject to a minimum disability pension of Rs.18,000/- per month.

V. Disability Pension for Cases under Category E
(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and disability element equal to the same notional pay as on 01.01.2016 for 100% disability.
(b) For lower percentage of the disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules.

4. It has also been decided that the higher of the two formulations, ie. the disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules already revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016 or revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules worked out in accordance with para 3 above, shall be granted to pre 2016 disability pensioners/family pensioners under CCS(EOP)Rules w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases, where disability pension/family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016 happens to be more than the disability pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 3 above, the disability pension/family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules with effect from 01.01.2016.

5. The limit of maximum pension and family pension under para 8 of Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare OM dated 12.05.2017 would not be applicable for disability pension under CCS(EOP)Rules.

6. All other terms and conditions of OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 1ih May 2017, in so far as they are relevant in the case of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules would also be applicable for revision of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules with effect from 01.01.2016.

7. These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing disability pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the CCS (EOP) Rules or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services and will also be applicable to those pensioners/family pensioners who were granted disability pension/family pension in terms of this Department’s OM No.38/41/06/-P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009 on death/disability of Government Servant covered by the National Pension System.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No.1 (11)/EV/2017 dated 11.09.2017

9. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing officers are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefits of disability pensioners/family pensioners.

11. Hindi version will follow.
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

Revision of rates of Nursing Allowance to the Nursing Personnel - Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC

Revision of rates of Nursing Allowance to the Nursing Personnel - Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC
No.Z.28015/50/2017-N
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Finance
(Nursing Section)
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated the 31st August, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of rates of Nursing Allowance to the Nursing Personnel - Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - regarding

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 71h Pay Commission, the President is pleased to sanction the revision of existing rate of Nursing allowance to the Nursing Personnel of all categories at all levels working in Central Government/ UT Hospitals/ Institutions and Centrally funded autonomous Bodies like AIIMS, New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Pondicherry etc., subject to the following conditions and as per the details given below:
(a) Nursing Allowance will not be treated as a part of pay as already decided vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Oder No. Z-28015 /86/97-N dated 28th July, 1998.
(b) The additional expenditure due to enhancement of Nursing Allowance would be met by the respective institutions from their sanctioned budget.
2. The revised rates of Nursing Allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 01st of July, 2017. The rates of Nursing Allowance will go up by 25% each time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scale rises by 50%.

3. Nursing Allowance will be payable to all Nurses whether working in Dispensaries or in Hospitals.

4. This issues with the approval of SS&FA vide Dy.No.2897/ 17-IFD dated 10.08.2017 and Department of Expenditure vide ID Note No.300347605/2017 dated 24.08.2017.
sd/-
(A K Sahoo)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Tamil Nadu Government 7th CPC Dearness Allowance

Tamil Nadu Government 7th CPC Dearness Allowance

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE: In the revised pay structure, dearness allowance shall be sanctioned to State Government employees whenever granted by the Central Government to its employees at the same rates and from the same dates. Accordingly, the dearness allowance under the revised pay structure shall be as indicated below:

The Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission have come into force notionally with effect from 1st day of January, 2016 and with monetary benefit from 1st October, 2017.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Bunching of stages in the revised pay structure in the Grade of Assistant Section Officers

Bunching of stages in the revised pay structure in the Grade of Assistant Section Officers

7thCPC-revised-pay-structure-ASO

F.No.7/1/2017-CS-I(A) (Pt.II)
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi - 3

Subject: Bunching of stages in the revised pay structure in the Grade of Assistant Section Officers - Reg

Reference is invited to this Department's O.M. No. 7/1/2017-CS-I(A)(Pt.) dated 27.02.17 on this subject cited above.

2. In view of Department of Expenditure's O.M. No.1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017 (copy enclosed), it has been decided with the approval of competent authority of withdraw the DoP&T's O.M dated 27-02.2017 with immediate effect.
(K.Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



No.1-6/2016-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell, 7th CPC
North Block, New Delhi,
3rd August, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

With reference to the subject mentioned above and in continuation of this Department's OM of even number dated 07.09.2016 and 13.06.2017, detailed instructions are hereby being issued on the application of the benefit on account of bunching of stages while fixing the pay in the revised pay structure as a response to a large number of references received from Ministries/Departments.

2. The provisions giving effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC on extending the benefit on account of bunching were notified vide DoE O.M. dated 07.09.2016. Benefits on account of bunching have been extended during the initial fixation of pay in the revised pay structure while implementing the recommendations of earlier CPCs also. Bunching occurs in the fixation of pay when the pay at two or more consecutive stages in a Pay Scale/ Grade Pay in the pre revised scale get fixed at the same stage in the corresponding Pay Scale/ Level in the revised pay structure.

3. The modalities of determining the extent of bunching and the nature of benefits to be extended on account thereof, based on the recommendations of the CPCs, have differed across different Pay Commission periods. While the 5th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when more than four stages get bunched, the 6th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when two or more stages get bunched. The fitment tables drawn by the 6th CPC and notified by the Government subsequently provided for the benefit of bunching only when more than two stages were bunched. As regards the benefits to be extended on account of bunching, the 5th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every four consecutive stages bunched. the 6th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every two consecutive pay stages bunched. For HAG scales, however, benefit of one increment was given at each of the pay stages in the 6th CPC pay structure.

4. In terms of the DoE O.M. dated 07.09.2016 based on the 7th CPC recommendations, bunching occurs when two or more stages get bunched and benefit of one increment is to be given for every two stages bunched. These provisions are to be applied while revising the pay from the 6th CPC regime to the 7th CPC regime. In the 6th CPC pay structure, about 35 pay scales existing in the 5th CPC pay structure were replaced by a system of running pay bands recommended by the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC pay structure consisted of 19 grades spread across four distinct pay bands and 4 distinct scales including two fixed scales. The 6th pay structure being replaced by the 7th CPC recommended Pay Matrix, thus. consists of 4 Pay Bands with 15 levels of Grade Pay, along with 4 standalone scales, viz., HAG scale, HAG+ scale, Apex scale (fixed) and the scale of Cabinet Secretary (fixed).

5. While in the 5th CPC structure, the stages in every pay scale were well defined, the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. The pay was to be fixed in the running Pay Band by rounding off to the next higher multiple of 10. Every multiple of 10 was a pay stage in the 6th CPC regime. However, all consecutive 10 rupee stages for any Grade Pay cannot be taken as consecutive stages for the purpose of bunching in reference to the 7th CPC recommendations as is also clear from the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report. Based on the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 07.09.2016 provided that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment, in the 6th CPC pay structure was essential for counting of two stages. The 6th CPC had replaced the system of equidistant pay stages in a pay scale based on equal annual increments in the 5th CPC regime by a system of annual increment of 3% on the sum of pay in the running pay band and the Grade Pay which was to be added to the running pay as increment. Therefore, the pay stages in any given Grade Pay were specific to an employee and depended upon the initial fixation of pay in that Grade Pay. As a result, the amount of increment earned in the same Grade Pay would differ in the same Pay Scale/ Grade Pay not only between different employees but also across years for the same employee. To illustrate, an employee whose pay was fixed at Rs 46,100 in GP of 8700 in PB-4 would have the first annual increment of Rs 1390 which would be added to his running pay in the Pay Band. another employee whose pay initially was fixed at Rs 46,400 in the same Grade Pay would have the first annual increment of Rs 1400. In such a scenario where the pay stages are specific to the employee, it is not possible to arrive at universal pay stages for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching. Therefore, for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching in a system of running pay bands, the consecutive pay stages that need to be considered are the pay stages which are specific to the employee

6. In the 5th CPC structure, the maximum and the minimum of every pay scale were well defined. In the 6th CPC structure, Entry Pay was separately notified for most Grade Pay levels to govern the entry pay of direct recruits in that level. The pay of those moving from a lower grade to a higher one on promotion was regulated in terms of provisions contained in Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. As such, the Entry Pay notified for a given Pay Scale/ Grade Pay is the effective minimum of that Grade Pay for direct recruits. For an employee getting promoted, the sum of the minimum of the relevant Pay Band and the Grade Pay is the effective minimum pay. The 7th CPC, in its Report, has commented that this led to many situations where direct recruits drew higher pay as compared to personnel who reached that stage through promotion. Demands were received by the 7th CPC from many staff associations and employees for removal of this disparity which the 7th CPC refers to as differential entry pay.

7. In the revised dispensation for pay fixation in the New Pay Structure as recommended by the 7th CPC, direct recruits shall start at the minimum pay corresponding to the level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each level. For those promoted from the previous level, the fixation of pay in the new level will depend on the pay they were already drawing in the previous level. The pay, however, cannot be less than the first stage of the relevant level. While enumerating the benefits of migrating to the new system at para 5.1.47 of the 7th CPC Report, it has been stated that ‘the issue of differential entry pay has been resolved‘. At para 5.1.36 of the 7th CPC Report it has also been mentioned that rationalization has been done with utmost care to ensure minimum bunching at most levels. Rationalization has been done by the 7th CPC through the Index of Rationalisation (IoR) which has been multiplied with the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC regime to arrive at the first cell of each level. With the Entry Pay along with IOR being used as the determiner of the first cell, pay stages below the Entry Pay have been consciously brought up to the level of Entry Pay and its corresponding pay stage in the revised pay structure. As a result, all pay stages below the Entry Pay in any Level will, on re-fixation, converge to the first pay stage in that level. As this convergence takes place on account of a conscious decision of the 7th CPC intrinsic to the architecture of the Pay Matrix by indicating the Entry Pay as the starting point of each Level, benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by the 7th CPC.

8. Based on the above. it is clarified that the following shall be kept in view while determining the extent of bunching as also the benefits to be extended on account of bunching at the time of initial fixation of pay in the 7th CPC pay structure:

(i) Benefit on account of bunching is to be extended when two or more stages get bunched.

(ii) Benefit of one increment is to be extended on account of bunching of every two consecutive stages.

(iii) As stipulated in MoF OM dated 07.09.2016, a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee.

(iv) All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in the 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.

9. All Ministries/ Departments are advised to review all cases wherein benefit on account of bunching has been extended in terms of this Department’s OM dated 07.09.2016 and to re-fix the pay in terms of the instructions contained herein.
(V.K Singh)
Director



 Source: DoPT

Reservation for OBCs in Civil posts and Services under the Government of India

Reservation for OBCs in Civil posts and Services under the Government of India

Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT),
dated the 8th September, 1993, to all Ministries/Departments, etc.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Pats and Services under the Government of India - Regarding.

The undersigned Is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. 15012/31/90-Estt. (SCI), dated the 13th August, 1990 and 25th September, 1991 regarding reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India and to say that following the Supreme Court judgement in the Indira Sewhney and other and others Vs. Union of India and others case (Write Petition (Civil) No. 930 of 1990) the Government of India appointed an Expert Committee to recommend the criteria for exclusion of the ;oddly advanced persons/section from the benefits of reservations for Other Backward Classes in civil poser and services under the Government of India.

2. Consequent to the consideration of the Expert Committee's recommendations this Department's Office Memorandum No. 36012/31190-Ests (SCT), dated 131.90 referred to in pan (1) above is hereby modified to provide as follows:
(a) 27% (twenty seven percent) of the amoeba in civil posts and services under the Government of India, to be filled through direst recruitment, shall be reserved for the Other Backward Classes. Detailed instruction relating to the procedure to be followed for enforcing reservation wit be issued separately.

(b) Candidates belonging to OBCs recruited on the basis of merit in an open competition on the same standards prescribed for the general candidates shall not be adjusted against the reservation quota of 27%.

(c) (i) The aforesaid reservation shall not apply to persons/sections mentioned in column
3 of the Schedule to this office memorandum.

(ii) The rule of minion win not apply to persons working as artisans or engaged in hereditary occupations, callings. A list of such occupations, callings will be issued separately by the Ministry of Welfare.
The OBCs for the purpose of the aforesaid reservation would contain, in the first phase, the castes and communities which are common to both the lists in the report of the Mandal Commission and the State Governments' Lists. A list of such canes and communities is being issued separately by the Ministry of Welfare.

(e) The aforesaid reservation shall take immediate effect. However, this will not apply to vacancies where the recruitment process boa already been initiated prior to the issue of this order,
3. Similar instructions in respect of public sector undertakings and financial institution  including public sector banks will be issued by the Department of Public Enterprises and by the Ministry of Finance respectively effective from the date of ibis Office Memorandum.
Sd/
(Smt. Smite Prasad)
Joist Secretary to the Government of India.
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Appeal of Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF)


Appeal of Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF)
URGENT
F.No.16/4/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appeal of Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF). The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the O.M. No.7(8)/2017/D (Res. II) dated 4th October, 2017 the contents of which are self explanatory.

2. It is requested that the appeal made by Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare may please be brought to the notice of the respective DDOs' and of all the employees working in all the Attached/Subordinate offices of your Ministry/Department as well as the principal offices for necessary action.
(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
To
Joint Secretaries(Administration) of all Ministries/Departments
Copy for information to:
1. Shri. Santosh, Joint Secretary, M/o Defence, D/o Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Room No. 237, 'B' Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011.
2. NIC, DoPT with the request to upload this O.M. alongwith the enclosures on DoPT's website.

Source: DoPT

DoPT: Updation of data in Web-based cadre management System


DoPT: Updation of data in Web-based cadre management System.

No: 21/1/2016/CS-I/PR/CMS
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS-I (PR/CMS)
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
10th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Web-based cadre management System - Upgradation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of ASO/SO/Under Secretary/Deputy Secretary/Director who are likely to be transferred under Rotational Transfer Policy of DoPT or on promotion.

It is brought to the notice of all the officers of the rank of ASO, Section Officer, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director of CSS Cadre, who are likely to be transferred under Rotational Transfer Policy of DoPT or on promotion that despite the lapse of more than four years since the CSCMS System was operationalized in the year 2013, complete and up-to-date data in respect of various grades of officers of CSS Cadre, is still not available in the system. Since, the prime objective of the web-based system is to ensure accurate real-time data of all the officers to enable this Division to take quicker decisions relating the cadre management functions and hence, unless and until the data is maintained up to date, the purpose of the cadre management system of DoPT is not completed.

2 The instructions in this regard, have already been issued to all cadre units Ministries/Departments from time to time and the same is also available on the website of this Department www.cscms.nic.in under the classification "Web Based Cadre Management", To ensure that up-to-date data of all officers of all grades is available so that transfers/promotions are done in an effective manner, all officers who have not updated their service details in the CSCMS Portal, may kindly get their details updated through their assigned Nodal Officers within three days from the issue of this letter. This practice will help in updating the CSCMS data in respect of various grades of officers of CSS and help CS-I Division in cadre management functions.

3 In case of any doubt I difficulty about the functioning of the system/ correctness of data In CSCMS, CS-I Division (Shri H.M. Malhotra, Section Officer {CMS/PR} / Shri Krishnandan Kumar. A.S O. {CMS/PR}, Telephone No, 24629414) may be contacted.
(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secy, to the Government of India
Tele: 2429412
Source: Download DoPT Order

Revised Minimum Wages & VDA w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Agriculture - Highly Skilled, Semi-skilled, Unskilled, Supervisory/Clerical


Revised Minimum Wages & VDA w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Agriculture - Highly Skilled, Semi-skilled, Unskilled, Supervisory/Clerical
No.1/ 13(1)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated: 6/10/2017
ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. 186 (E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby declares that there shall be no increase in Variable Dearness Allowance for the period of 1.10.2017-31.3.2018 due to decrease in the average Consumer Price Index for the period January, 2017 to June, 2017 for the workers employed in Agriculture and thereby resulting in the VDA remaining the same as it was during the period of 1.4.2017 to 30.9.2017. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2017.
Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2017 to the employees would be same as under:

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
'A' Area‘B' Area'C' Area
Unskilled333+8
341
303+8
311
300+8
308
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory364+9
373
335+8
343
307+8
315
Skilled/ Clerical395+10
405
364+9
373
334+8
342
Highly Skilled438+11
449
407+10
417
364+9
373
Clerical395+10
405
364+9
373
334+8
342
The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory board.

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part-I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.
(A.K.Nayak)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)
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CGHS: Revision of Ceiling Rates for Knee and Hip Implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules


CGHS: Revision of Ceiling Rates for Knee and Hip Implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules

No:Z.15025/74/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS
Government Of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 11011
Dated the 26th September,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates for Knee and Hip Implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules

with reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to this Ministry’s OM No.S.11018/1/95-CGHS (P), dated the 7th March, 1995 vide which ceiling rates for Knee and Hip implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules have been prescribed and to state that it has now been decided by competent authority to revise the ceiling rates and guidelines for Knee and Hip implants under CGHS and CS(MA) rules as per the details given under the succeeding paragraphs.

2. (A) PRIMARY KNEE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM
(*Ceiling Price in Rs.)
Applicable to all variantsFEMORAL COMPONENT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONSTIBIAL COMPONENT BY WHATOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONSARTICULAR SURFACE/ INSERT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONS
(Any Material)
PATELLA COMPONENT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONS
1. Titanium alloy coated38,74024,28095504090
2. Oxidized Zirconium (OxZr) alloy38,74024,280
3. Hi-flex25,680
4. Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) alloy and other than at 1,2, and 3 above24,09016,960
COMPONENT HAVING TIBIAL TRAY AND INSERT COMBINED AS SINGLE UNIT BY WHATOSOVER NAME SPECIFICATION
Polyethylene or cross-linked polyethylene or highly cross linked polyethylene or any other material12960
Tibial: Metallic Insert: Polyethylene or cross linked polyethylene or highly cross linked polyethylene or any other material26,546
* plus GST wherever Paid or payable

(B) REVISION KNEE IMPLANT SYSTEM
(*Ceiling Price in Rs.)
FEMORAL COMPONENT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONSTIBIAL COMPONENT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONSATRICULAR SURFACE/INSERT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONS
(Any Material)
PATELLA COMPONENT BY WHATSOVER NAME/ SPECIFICATIONS
62,77031,22015,8704,090
* plus GST wherever paid or payable

(C) HIP IMPLANT - Rs.40,000/- + GST, wherever paid or payable

3. The rates prescribed shall be valid till further orders and are applicable to Implants of any name/category/comented/non-cemented.

4. The ceiling rates are applicable for treatment taken in government hospitals/ private empanelled hospitals/ other private hospitals.

5. Institutions such as hospitals utilizing knee implants shall specifically and separately mention the cost of the knee implant component-wise along with its brand name, name of manufacturer/importer/batch no./specifications and other details, if any in their estimate/proforma invoice/final billing, etc.,

6. Prior permission of Competent Authority may be obtained before undergoing knee/hip Implant surgery.

7. This issues with the approval of competent authority and concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide Dy.No.C.No.3119442, dated 30.08.2017.
Sd/-
(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://cghs.gov.in/

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and equivalent academic staff in Universities/Colleges & centrally funded technical institutions


Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and equivalent academic staff in Universities/Colleges & centrally funded technical institutions

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, following implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees.

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 Universities / Colleges which are funded by the UGC/MHRD and also 329 Universities which are funded by State Governments and 12,912 Govt. and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE. etc.

The approved pay scales would be applicable from 1.1.2016. The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs. 9,800 crore.

The implementation of this pay revision will enhance the teachers' pay in the range of Rs. 10,400 and Rs. 49,800 as against the extant entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %.

For the State Govt. funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments. The Central Government will bear the additional burden of the States on account of revision of pay scales. The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent.

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