Thursday, 30 November 2017

Controller General of Accounts launches the upgraded version of Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) website www.cpao.nic.in


Controller General of Accounts launches the upgraded version of Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) website www.cpao.nic.in.

The Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure, M/o Finance, GOI has launched the upgraded version of Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) website www.cpao.nic.in primarily to cater to the needs of central civil pensioners and other stakeholders in the Ministries/Departments and Banks.

The website has been developed in-house by the NIC Wing of CPAO. The CPAO website is now web responsive and can be accessed by the pensioners on the mobile, tablet and other digital devices in a more responsive manner. The website provides a single window for both accessing pension related information and facilitating grievance Redressal of pensioners. By registering on the CPAO website, the pensioners can get the detailed information of their pension processing status and the last 12 payment details. They can also view and download all PPOs (Pension Payment orders) and SSAs (Special seal authorities) issued by CPAO. Apart from this, pensioners can register their grievances on CPAO website and track the status thereon.

The Ministries/Departments and banks have also been provided MIS Reports under their respective logins and their users can access various reports designed as per their needs. This would help them in better pension delivery and faster grievance redressal of pensioners.

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Statement to be made by the Minister in every six months regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Reports of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Demands for Grants


Statement to be made by the Minister in every six months regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Reports of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Demands for Grants



REMINDER
IMMEDIATE
PARLIAMENT MATTER
No. 41034/7/2015-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Reservation - I Section

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated November 23, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Statement to be made by the Minister in every six months regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Reports of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Demands for Grants

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 23.10.2017 (copy enclosed) on the subject noted above and to say that the requisite information has been received only from the Ministries/Departments listed at Annexure.

2. It is requested that the information sought by the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on Demands for Grants may be forwarded to this Department by 01.12.2017 positively for onward submission to the Hon'ble Committee.
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary
Source: DoPT

Highlights of the Monthly Account of the Government of India upto October 2017


Highlights of the Monthly Account of the Government of India upto October 2017

The Monthly Account of the Government of India upto October 2017 has been consolidated and reports published. Highlights of the same are given below:

The Government of India has received Rs.7,67327 crore (47.9% of corresponding BE 17-18 of Total Receipts) upto October 2017 comprising Rs. 6,33,617 crore Tax Revenues (Net to Centre), Rs. 95,151 crore of Non-Tax Revenues and Rs.38,559 crore of Non-Debt Capital Receipts. Non-Debt Capital Receipts consists of Recovery of Loans (Rs. 8,394 crore) and Disinvestment of PSUs (Rs. 30,165 crore).

Rs.3,37,280 crore has been transferred to the State Governments as Devolution of Share of Taxes by Government of India in this period.

Total Expenditure incurred by Government of India is Rs.12,92,648 crore (60.2% of corresponding BE 17-18), out of which Rs.11,29,853 crore is on Revenue Account and Rs.1,62,795 crore is on Capital Account. Out of the total Revenue Expenditure, Rs.2,57,909 crore is on account of Interest Payments and Rs.1,91,336 crore is on account of Major Subsidies.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Fixation of pension of medical officers retired during 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017


Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Fixation of pension of medical officers retired during 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017
R.B.E. No: 171/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/8
New Delhi, Dated: 20.11.2017

The GM/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Fixation of pension of medical officers retired during 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners' welfare (DOP&PW)'s O.M. No. 38/37/16-P&PW (A)(iv) dated 8th November, 2017 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the  Railways also. The Rule 33 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 corresponds to Rule 49 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 12-2/2016-EIII. A dated 7th July, 2017 reffered to in the enclosed O.M. dated 08.11.2017, has been adopted on Railways vide this office's letter No. PC-V/2017/A/NPA/1 dated 4th August,2017.

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

Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Railways), Room No.222, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi (20 spares).

Source: NFIR

7th CPC: Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor Stories suddenly ended in anticlimax

7th CPC: Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor Stories suddenly ended in anticlimax

"There is no scope for them anymore to continue this story and decided to end this up with the note of 'there is no scope for change in Minimum Pay'.

There is a strong reason to come up with the title for this article as 'Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor Stories suddenly ended in anticlimax'. Because many websites kept writing that Minimum Pay will be increased to Rs.21000 in January 2018. As we didn't find any truth in that stories we haven't said anything about this as it may lead the people to have false hope. Instead, we published 4 articles which claimed firmly that there was no such proposal under consideration of Government.
Finally those who cooked up a story entitled 'Govt to Announce Minimum Pay Increase to Rs.21000' and writing about it on day to day basis, have come forward to end this story with a note of No Scope for change in Minimum Pay. Because they clearly know it was a fake news. But some news websites who believed that this cooked up story might be true, started writing numerous article about increasing of minimum pay from Rs.18000 to Rs. 21000 and said "Good news would come after January 2018"

As January 2018 is nearing, people started asking the Leaders of Unions and Associations the following questions. is it true? Is there any proposal as such under consideration of Central government? The NC JCM Staff Side Leaders hesitated to answer this question because they were afraid of that any negative reply will backfire them.

But there was no sign of announcing Minimum Pay increase. The rumour mongers smelled the frustration of Government servants on Minimum Pay increase as it is not going to happen in January 2018 . So they started writing again that Minimum Pay will be increased after April 2018 as Anomaly Committee is going to submit its report to the Government on Minimum Pay issue after January 2018.

Now all the bridges to Minimum wage issue are burnt for them after DoPT has clearly said in its Letter to NCJCM Staff Side that the issue of Minimum Pay Increase and Revising Fitment Factor and Allowances effect date are not anomalies. According to the DOPT Letter No. F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-1(Pt.) dated 30th October, 2017, it is stated that these three important issues are not in accord with the three postulates which, as described in DoPT's 0M. No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017 for treating them as Anomaly.

So Minimum pay and Fitment Factor issue will not be treated as a case of anomaly and it will not be taken up in national Anomaly Committee for discussion.

So there is no scope for them anymore to continue this story and decided to end this up with the note of 'there is no scope for change in Minimum Pay'.

But the Committee which is constituted to Examine the Demand of revising Minimum Pay has not held any meeting to discuss this important issue. And also, it was stated in the DoPT's Letter that Effect date of Allowances should be decided by the Central Government and hence the NC JCM Staff Side should take up this issue to the Government.

So the ways and means for settling these issues are not ruled out yet. Now it is up to the Federations, to what extent they are serious to pursue this issue to get this done either through negotiated settlement or protest.

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin Government on course to achieve targets under Rural Housing Programme (PMAY-G)


Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin Government on course to achieve targets under Rural Housing Programme (PMAY-G)
A record of 10 lakh houses built in a year
Hon'ble Prime Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) on 20th November, 2016 from Agra. A target of completing one crore new houses by 31st March, 2019 was set. Of these, 51 lakh houses are to be completed by 31st March, 2018.

To meet the challenge of assisting 51 lakh Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) beneficiaries in construction of their homes by March, 2018, the Ministry of Rural Development, in partnership with the State Governments, has taken many steps, including setting month-wise target for completion of houses. The target for completion of 10 lakh houses by November, 2017 has been achieved on 29th November, 2017, i.e. before the appointed date for completion of 10 lakh houses. It is expected that 15 lakh houses will be completed by 31st December 2017; 25 lakh houses by 31st January, 2018; 35 lakh houses by 28th February, 2018 and 51 lakh houses by 31st March, 2018.

Towards meeting the target of construction of 51 lakh houses by March, 2018, while 56.90 lakh beneficiaries have been sanctioned houses, 51.39 lakh beneficiaries have received 1st instalment, 31.03 lakh beneficiaries have nearly reached roof-cast levels and for 16.05 lakh beneficiaries the house construction is nearing completion. States like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, who have highest number of PMAY-G beneficiaries, are on course for completion of PMAY-G houses within the prescribed time-frame.

The faster completion of quality houses has been assisted by payment of assistance directly into the beneficiary account through IT-DBT platform. To ensure good quality of house construction, Rural Mason Trainings have been organized to facilitate availability of trained masons in the rural areas. Space technology and IT platforms are being used to monitor complete cycle of house construction, right from identification of beneficiary to construction stages of houses to completion and each stage is being geo-tagged. States have taken adequate steps to ensure continuous availability of construction material at reasonable prices so that the pace and quality of construction is not adversely affected.

PMAY-G houses with facilities like toilet, LPG connection, electricity connection, drinking water etc., are changing the countryside at a faster pace. While in some states houses under PMAY-G are coming up in clusters / colonies (generally for landless beneficiaries), at other places they are being constructed on the beneficiary's land. House designs prepared by UNDP-IIT, Delhi or by the concerned states have been made available to beneficiaries to choose the house designs that they like. Bouquet of house designs has resulted in technically sound houses of different designs coming up in rural areas which are a treat to watch.

The progress of PMAY(G) is in public domain and can be seen by any one on awaassoft.nic.in with geo-tagged photographs and complete details of beneficiaries and payments made to them.

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7th CPC : Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances

7th CPC : Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances

7thCPC-Allowances-Central-Government-Employees-family-planning


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2447
ANSWERED ON-08.08.2017

Doing away with allowances under 7th CPC

2447 .    Shri A. K. Selvaraj

(a) whether the Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances;

(b) whether it is a fact that the diet, haircutting and soap toilet allowances given to select categories of employee have been discontinued; and

c) whether it is also a fact that a raft of grants and allocations made to various sections of Government employees have been done away with or revised as per the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances, if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
FINANCE MINISTER
(SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

(a): The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished. The Government has accepted the recommendation with effect from 1st July, 2017.

(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Diet Allowance granted to deputationists in Bureau of Immigration should be abolished. The 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in paras 8.17.22 to 8.17.24 of its report recommended, inter-alia, that Haircutting Allowance and Soap Toilet Allowance admissible to Personnel Below Officer's Rank of Defence Forces, as components of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA), should be increased by 50%. The Government has accepted these recommendations with effect from 1st July, 2017.

(c): The Committee on Allowances was set up in July, 2016, to examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertaining to allowances.


ENGLISH VERSION  /  HINDI_VERSION

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Requesting, for providing the exemption of Rs. 5 lakhs per annum to pension income


Exemption of Pension up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum from Income Tax: Proposal will be examined - MoS  for Finance.

pension-income-exemption

Shiva Pratap Shukla
D.O. No. 370150/9/2017- TPL
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
NEW DELHI-110001

14th November 2017

Dear Dr.Tharoor Ji,

Kindly refer to your D.O. letter No. DO/S1/09/2017/986 dated 26.09.2017 requesting, for providing the exemption of Rs. 5 lakhs per annum to pension income.

I have got the matter examined. Currently, the basic exemption limit for individual taxpayer is Rs, 2, 50,000, However, considering the specific needs of the senior citizens, the basic exemption limit for a senior citizen above 60 year, is fixed at Rs.3,00,000 and for very senior citizen i.e. above 80 years, the same is fixed Rs. 5,00,000. Therefore, a pensioner who is a senior citizen is not required to pay any income-tax if his. total income, including pension., does not exceed Rs. 3 lakhs Similarly, a pensioner who is very senior citizen is not required to pay tax if his total income, including pension, does not exceed Rs. 5, 00.000. However, the suggestions that pension up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum should be exempt in all cases would require amendment to the existing provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1964.

Accordingly, the proposal would be examined during the exercise for the ensuing Union Budget, 2018 and the outcome would be reflected in the Finance Bill 2018.

With regards
Yours sincerely,
(Shiv Pratap Shukla) 

Source: NFIR

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)


Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)


No. 4(4)/E.Coord/2015

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 New Delhi, 27th November 2017

Subject: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 5th January 2016 on the above subject. Para 22 of the ibid OM provides that 'Proposals, complete in all respects, seeking approval of SCoS shall be submitted to Department of Expenditure 15 days prior to departure date of delegation'.

2.It has been observed that Ministries/Departments are not submitting their proposals within the stipulated time, often sending proposals one day prior to the departure of the official (s). While it is understandable that requisite approvals and clearances from different agencies/departments take time, it has been observed that Ministries/Departments have been casual in processing their proposals internally without giving due regard to the time frame stipulated for receiving the proposals in Department of Expenditure and seeking approval of the SCoS. Late receipt of proposals for SCoS approval leads to administrative inconveniences both for the SCoS and Ministries/Departments.

3.Hence, Ministries/Departments are directed to ensure that as far as possible, proposals of foreign visits requiring SCoS approval are received 15 days prior to departure date of the delegation but not later than 5 days before date of departure of the delegation. Proposals not adhering to the time frame are liable to be rejected.


S/d,
(H. Atheli)
Director
Source: DoE

Monday, 27 November 2017

Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations

Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations
 
 NFIR
No.IV/DAC/7CPC/2016
Dated: 241/11/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. PC- VII/2016/DAC/I dated 05/10/2016, 29/03/2017, 18/04/2017, 03/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 06/06/2017 & 20/11/2017.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/DAC/7 CPC/2016 dated,09/06/2017 & 16/08/2017.

In continuation of above cited references, the Federation furnishes additional material on
Item No. 17 pertaining to Pharmacist category to facilitate the DAC to discuss in the ensuing
meeting. Attention is also invited to NFIR's letter of even number dated 09/06/2017 on this issue of which Item No. 17 of the enclosure is relevant (Annexure-I).

Federation also encloses an Item under heading "grant of Additional Allowance to the
remaining categories of Running Staff viz., ALP, Sr. ALP, LP (Shunting), Goods (Guard) "  together with copy of Board's letter No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/38 dated 20/11/2017 to NFIR for discussion in the second meeting of the DAC (Annexure-II).

So far as the subject "Technical Supervisors of Railways", is concerned, the DoP&T vide F.No. 11/2/2016-JCA-I(Pt.) dated 30th October 2017 has since advised the Secretary (Staff Side) that this being Railway specific item, the Staff Side may take up at the Department Anomaly Committee of Ministry of Railways. A copy of Note pertaining to Technical Supervisors of Railways is also enclosed which may be clubbed with Item No. (xviii) sent to Railway Board on 08/11/2017 (Annexure-III).

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Annexure I
The Commission has failed to appreciate that the category of pharmacist possessing the upgraded qualification of 4 year Degree (Technical) has not been considered on par with the other categories of staff holding Degree qualification. The study report submitted by the IIM Ahmedabad which forms the basis.of recommended pay scales to all the employees of the Central Government, does not contain the category of  Pharmacist, apparently, the Pharmacist category has not been studied for the purpose of granting appropriate Pay Scale.

In view of the prevailing situation the case of Pharmacist deserves to be review by the Anomaly Committee for grant of atleast GP 4600/- at the time of appointment.

Annexure-II
Grant of Additional Allowance to the remaining categories of Running Staff viz.,
ALP, Sr. SLP, LP Shunting, Goods (Guard)

Railway Board vide letter No. PC-VII/2017/1/7/5/5 dated 10/08/2017 issued instruction for grant of revised rates of Additional Allowance to the Running Staff viz., Loco Pilot (Goods)/Passenger/Mail-Express/Motorman, Sr. Passenger (Guard) and Guard (Mail/Express) w.e.f. 01st July 2017 without covering the remaining Running Staff belonging to the categories of ALP, Sr. ALP, LP (Shunting), Guard (Goods) etc. In this connection, Federation contends that the remaining Running Staff have been discriminated against wrongly ignoring the fact that there working conditions and responsibilities are akin to those Running Staff who have been granted revised rates of Additional Allowance.

Federation further contends that the ALP, Sr. ALP, LP (Shunting) and Guard (Goods) are also part of Running Staff for all purpose, therefore they also need to be covered for grant of Additional Allowance like other Running Staff to avoid the feeling of de-motivation among them.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to review the case afresh and issue instructions for granting Additional Allowance to the ALP, Sr. ALP, LP (Shunting) and Guard (Goods).

Annexure-III
Sub: Seventh CPC pay structure - grave injustice done to Graduate Engineers and Diploma Engineers in Railways - Review urged.

NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to Para 11.40.104 to 11.40.115 of the 7th CPC report (Page No. 747 to 749).

Vide Para 11.40.109 of the 7th CPC report, it has been stated that "the next post in the
hierarchical structure for Technical Supervisors is the post of Assistant Engineer. There is a 1:1 ratio between the posts of Assistant Engineer filled by Direct Recruitment and those filled through promotion".

In this connection, Federation points out that no promotions are presently available for SSEs on the basis of 1:1 ratio. The ground reality is that directly recruited Graduate Engineers to the post of SSE (6th CPC GP 4600/-) continued to remain in the same Grade Pay/Pay Level for not less than 15 to 20 years. Federation also conveys that it would be incorrect to call them "Technical Supervisors" while their official designations are Sr. Section Engineers or Jr. Engineers.

It is further learnt that the 7e Central Pay Commission had relied upon the study report given by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for denying the improved pay matrices for Graduate Engineers as well Diploma Engineers. Para 6.16.2 of the study report of IIM, Ahmedabad submitted to the 7th CPC is reproduced below:

"6.16.2 Sector-Wise Career Progression and Promotion Rules:

7thCPC-NFIR-Career-Progression-Promotion-rules

NFIR hopes that the Railway Board admits the truth that never promotions have been granted to the Graduate Engineers on completion of 4-years period to the post of Assistant Engineer and to the post of Divisional Engineer on completion of 4-years in the previous pay level. The IIM's distorted study report has done grave damage to the career growth of directly recruited Graduate Engineers in Railways. The wrong information given to the 7th CPC with regard to career progression and salary details of Graduate Engineers recruited though RRB in Railways through IIM's study report has caused severe damage to their career resulting around resentment among them.

It is sad to state that the Pay Commission has deviated its own principle as enumerated
vide Para 4.1.19 of its report, which is reproduced below:-
"Historically the qualification and skill set required as well as roles and responsibilities discharged at various levels in the overall hierarchy have been central to the basis for pay grading. The rationalization index has been applied keeping this principle in mind".
It is surprising to note that the Railway Ministry (as recorded vide Para 11.40.1 12 of the 7th CPC report) had strongly defended the continuation of existing arrangements on functional grounds, ignoring the reality that the Railway Ministry in the year 2010 had proposed replacement
of GP 46001- with GP 4800/- for improving the career growth of SSEs etc. The Railway Board
also failed to mention before 7th CPC of its decision to upgrade Apex Level (GP 4600/-) posts to
Group 'B' Gazetted (which is yet to be finalized). A.serious anomaly has arisen as a result of
misleading facts placed by Railway Ministry before 7th CPC and also the totally incorrect study
report of IIM, Ahmedabad presented to the 7th CPC as sought by the Commission.

NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Ministry to review de-novo the entire issue and
rectify all aberrations and anomalies arisen consequent upon the denial of improved pay structure and status to the Graduate Engineers as well as Diploma Engineers in Railways and also accord approval for time bound promotions to them.

Source: NFIR

Eligibility of Divorced Daughter of Armed Forces Personnel for Grant of Family Pension


Eligibility of Divorced Daughter of Armed Forces Personnel for Grant of Family Pension

As per Ministry of Defence (MoD) letter of September 2015, presently only those children who are dependent and meet other conditions of eligibility for family pension at the time of death of the Government servant or his/her spouse, whichever is later, are eligible for family pension. Accordingly, divorced daughters who fulfil other conditions are eligible for family pension if a decree of divorce had been issued by the competent court during the life time of at least one of the parents.

The Government has been receiving grievances from various quarters that the divorce proceedings are a long drawn procedure which take many years before attaining finality. There are many cases in which the divorce proceedings of a daughter of a Government employee/pensioner had been instituted in the competent court during the life time of one or both but none was alive by the time the decree of divorce was granted by the competent authority.

The matter has been examined and it has been decided vide Ministry of Defence letter dated 17 November 2017 to grant family pension to a divorced daughter of Armed Forces personnel in such cases where the divorce proceedings has been filed in a competent court during the life time of the employee/pensioner or his/her spouse but divorce took place after their death - provided that the claimant fulfils all other conditions for grant of family pension. In such cases, the family pension will commence from the date of divorce.

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7th CPC Revision of rates of Operation Theatre Allowance (Special Allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working Central Government - Hospitals as per recommendations of the 7th CPC


7th CPC Operation Theatre Allowance to the Nursing Personnel working Central Government - Hospitals

No.2-16/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
[Establishment Division / PAP Section]
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated: 17.11.2017
To

All Chief Post Masters General,
All Post Masters General
All General Managers (Postal Accounts & Finance)
All Directors of Accounts (Postal)
The Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad, U.P.
All Directors of PTCs

Sub: Revision of rates of Operation Theatre Allowance (Special Allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working Central Government - Hospitals as per recommendations of the 7th CPC - regarding.

I am directed to forward herewith the copy of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Office Memorandum No.2.28015/52/2017-N dated 27.09.2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action at your end.

Encl.: As above.
[R.L. Patel]
Asstt. Director General [ESTT.]

No.Z.28015/52/2017-N
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Nursing Section)
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated the 27 September, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of rates of Operation Theatre allowance (Special allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working in Central Government Hospitals as per recommendations of  the 7th CPC - regarding.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the President is pleased to revise the rate of Operation Theatre allowance (Special allowance renamed as Operation Theatre allowance) from Rs.360/-per month to Rs.540/- per month to the Nursing Personnel working in the following specialized areas in Central Government Hospitals / Institutions under the Ministry of Health &Family welfare

a. All Major Operation Theatres.
b. All Intensive Care Units / Intensive Care Treatment areas
c. Coronary Care Units /Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
d. Dialysis Unit/ Ward and Transplant Units/ Wards
e. Intensive Care Units for Burns
 f. Tetanus Wards and Rabies Wards
g. Paediatric Nursery/ Neonatal Units

Operation Theatre allowance admissible to nursing personnel is subject to the following conditions:

i. The allowance shall be paid to the nursing personnel for such period only when the concerned staff is actually working in the specified areas. The minimum period for working in the specialized areas will be two to three years.

ii. No Nursing Officer with less than one year of service is to be posted. for duty in these areas.

iii. This allowance is restricted to 35% of  the total staff strength of nursing staff of any hospital/ Institution.
3. The revised rates of allowances shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.

4. This issues with the approval of Deptt of Expenditure vide ID No.A.27023/1/2017/E.II.B(7th CPC)/Pt. dated 14.09.2017.

(A K Sahoo)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

CGDA Transfer Policy: Sports quota recruits and sports personnel of national and international repute


CGDA Transfer Policy: Sports quota recruits and sports personnel of national and international repute.

OFFICE OF CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR MARG, PALAM, DELHI CANTT - 110010
V No.AN/X/10001/2/2015
Dated: 20/11/2017
To
All PCsDA/CSDA/ and PCA (Fys)

Subject: Transfer Policy: Sports quota recruits and sports personnel of national and international repute.

Transfer Policy guidelines for sports quota recruits have been circulated through HQrs office letter dated 11/8/2015. It states that as teams are not participating in many tournaments, players can be considered for posting to their home States/choice stations. For individual games, sports persons can participate at national/international events as and when organized. The circular further states that sports quota recruits may be considered for posting to their home States/choice stations as per rules and administrative feasibility. All transfer requests of these personnel are allowed to be routed through Volunteer list/normal channel on completion of the prescribed tenure.

2. Since then, various references have been received from individuals who are sports quota appointees. In the meeting of DASCB held on 23/02/17, it has been decided that consultation of DASCB may be obtained for transfer of Sports quota recruits and also other sportsmen of National level and above.

3. Keeping in view the administrative constraints vis-a-vis general transfer policy as well as consultation of DASCB prior to processing transfer requests of sports quota recruits, a need is felt to review the guidelines relating to the- stay at a station by the sports quota individuals and following guideline is framed:
i. Sports quota recruit and sportsperson of national and international repute may be recommended by the DASCB for posting to their home State they representing at national or international level for a period of ten years from their date of appointment or till they attain the age of 35, years’ subject to administrative feasibility. However, they have to [submit a duly authenticated certificate from the state sports authority concerned to their controlling authority, on annual basis, in support of their sporting activities undertaken by them during the year and same will be examined by the DASCB for their recommendation for retention at the same state or transfer to any other place at par with others. Similarly, if a sports person becomes coach of national or international level team after active sport age, his/her transfer request will also be examined in a similar manner.

ii. After completion of above stipulated period, the sports quota recruits/other sportsmen of National/International level, will be treated at par with other employees of the Department in the matter of transfers.

iii. The cases of these sports personnel who are presently serving at stations other than the state whom they are representing in their sporting career, may also be considered, in terms of above guidelines subject to administrative feasibility.

iv. It has also been decided that the PCsDA/CsDA will be assigned the teams of a particular sport/discipline. The PCsDA/CsDA will be responsible for nurturing and grooming of their respective teams.

v. Further, the performance of sports persons will also be closely monitored on quarterly basis to ensure that there is no dip in their performance. The recommendation will be sent to DASCB periodically for monitoring purpose at their level.

vi. These individuals will also have to participate / represent team DAD as and when called for doing so including attending of training/preparatory camp for duration/location as fixed by the "DASCB: or PCDA/CDA concerned.

vii. The transfer request forwarded to HQrs office on sports ground must be supported with annual certificate as mentioned in. para 3 (i) and quarterly report as mentioned in para 3 (v) above. These requests are to be examined by DASCB and forwarded to Admin Section concerned with their recommendations.
4. The guidelines contained in para 3 above are meant; to guide the exercise of transfer of sports quota recruits and sports personnel of national and international level to the extent administratively feasible. These guidelines are not intended to create any entitlement of any kind.
Sd/-
(Mustaq Ahmad)
CGDA (AN)
Source: cgda.nic.in

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-milad, Prophet Mohammed's Birthday) for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Chennai


Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-milad, Prophet Mohammed's Birthday) for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Chennai

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WELFARE CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
CUSTOM HOUSE, 60 RAJAJI SALAI, CHENNAI - 600 001.

CHAIRMAN: SHRI M. AJITKUMAR
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
CHENNAI ZONE

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY : SMT. K. KOMATHI
JOINT COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,
CHENNAI - II, CUSTOM HOUSE,
CHENNAI - 600 001.

NO. CGEWCC/5/2017
DATED: 23.11.2017
To
All Executive Members &
Members of CGEWCE, Chennai
(as per mailing list)

Sir/ Madam,

Sub:  Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-milad, Prophet Mohammed's Birthday for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Chennai - reg.

As per the list of Holidays circulated vide CGEWCE-2016 DATED 10.01.2017, the holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi was declared on 01.12.2017 (Friday). Government of Tamil Nadu, vide G.O. Ms.No.962 dated 21.11.2017 has notified that Milad-Un-Nabi (Prophet Mohammed's Birthday) will be celebrated on 02.12.2017 (Saturday).

Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday for Milad-Un-Nabi to 02.12.2017 in the place of 01.12.2017 as notified earlier, for all the Central Government Offices situated in Tamil Nadu.

Yours Sincerely
(K.KOMATHI)
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, CGEWCE, CHENNAI
change-of-holiday-Milad-un-Nabi

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017


Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017

7thCPC-Central-Government-Employees-Group-Insurance-Scheme


No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 23 November, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 01.01.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 17.03.2017, for the quarter from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.8% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017 dated 23.10.2017, are enclosed.

2.The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs.10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3.While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017, the Tables already issued for the quarters from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017, from 1.4.2017 to 30.6.2017 and from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4.In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5.Hindi version of these orders is attached.
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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
Authority: http://www.doe.gov.in/

Clarification regarding calculation of quantum of Annual Increment in pay in case of Running Staff

Clarification regarding calculation of quantum of Annual Increment in pay in case of Running Staff.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VI/2016/Z/4
Dated: 04.10.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification regarding calculation of quantum of Annual Increment in pay in case of Running Staff.

Ref.: M/o Finance's OM No. 332469/2016-E IIIA dated 01.02.201

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's OM of even no. dated 30.08.2016 wherein an issue raised by one of the Staff Federations vide PNM Agenda Item No.10/2016 was referred to M/o Finance for examination. The Federation had demanded that the basic pay for the purpose of calculation of increment in the 6th CPC should include Pay element of Running Allowance for the Running staff. This meant that increment of Running Staff should be calculated @3 % of {Basic pay + pay element (presently 30% of Basic Pay)}.

2. This issue was examined in Pay Commission Dte. of Railway Board and a copy of reply sent to one of the Zonal Railways is enclosed as Annex-I.

3. As regards the queries raised by M/o Finance vide 011/1 dated 01.02.2017, it is clarified that a portion of Basic Pay of the Running Staff is treated as a “Pay element of running allowance” which itself falls outside the definition. of Basic Pay as defined in FR(9) (21)(a)(i) but falls in the broader definition of the term "pay" as in FR(9) (21)(a)(iii). The pay element at specified rates is counted for specified purposes only. As per Rule No. 25 of "The Rules for payment of Running and other Allowances to the Running Staff on Railways, 1981" read with para 3.23 of Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-80/RS- 10 dated 17.07.1981 (Annex-11), the pay element i.e. 30% of the Basic Pay of Running Staff will be reckoned as pay for specified purposes (not for all) such as Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowance, entitlement to Passes, PTOs etc. It is pertinent to mention here that pay element is not reckoned as pay for Transport Allowance, Night Duty Allowance etc.

3.1   In accordance with para 2 of Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II-2005/RS-34 dated 26.12.2008 (RBE No.202/2008) (Annex-III}, pay element in the Running n Allowance for running staff would be 30% of the basic pay under Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules,2008 for computation of specified benefits excluding retirement benefits. For the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of running staff, an additional quantum of 55% of the basic pay under RS(RP) Rules,2008 would be reckoned.

S/d,
(U.K. Tiwari)
Deputy Director,
Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board.
Ph. No. 011-47845224

Kind Attn:  Sh. Ashok Kumar
Under Secretary (DMA),
Department  of Expenditure,
Ministry  of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.

Source: NFIR

Government to examine Rs.5 lakh tax exemption proposal for pensioners


Government to examine Rs.5 lakh tax exemption proposal for pensioners

The finance ministry has informed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor that his suggestion to increase the tax exemption limit for pension up to Rs 5 lakh would be examined during the ongoing preparations for the Union Budget 2018, according to a communication.

Responding to a letter written by Tharoor in late September, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempted from income tax in all cases was examined.

"The proposal would be examined during the exercise for the ensuing Union Budget 2018 and the outcome would be reflected in the Finance Bill, 2018," said the letter, which was tweeted by Tharoor.
The letter, dated November 14, said that a pensioner who is above 80 years is not required to pay tax if the total income, including pension, does not exceed Rs 5 lakh.

"The suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempt in all cases would require amendment to the existing provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961," the letter said.

A pensioner, who is a senior citizen - aged 60 to 80 years - is exempt from income tax if the income, including from pension, does not exceed Rs 3 lakh.

About the letter, Tharoor tweeted, "Govt's semi- encouraging reply to my request to exempt pensioners from tax on the first 5 lakhs of income. Hope @arunjaitley will include this in his next budget".

The work for preparation of the General Budget has already commenced and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present it to Parliament in the first week of February.

Source: Indian Express

Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners - MoD Orders dt. 22.11.2017


Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners - MoD Orders dt. 22.11.2017

Review of the progress made by Defence Establishments revision of Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners

Office of the Controller General Of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road palam Delhi Cantt. - 110010

Fax: 011-25574814 Phone : 011-25665529
Regd Fax.
AT/V/DAD/15101/Circular/2017

To,
All PCsDA/PCA(Fys)/CsDA
Dated: 22.11.2017
Sub: Review of the progress made by Defence Establishments revision of Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners.

A review meeting was held on November 2017 under chairmanship of Defence regarding subject mentioned wherein following decisions were taken:
i. All HoDs have to ensure completion of 80% Of pension cases by 31.12.2017 and 100% cases by 31.0320 18.

ii. HoDs shall prescribc weekly targets for the HOOs for preparation and submission or pension revision cases to PCsDA/PCA(Fys)/CsDA. Similar targets are to be prescribed by CGDA to the PCsDA/CsDA for disposal of cases received from the HOOs. The progress made thereof to be reviewed by HoDs/CGDA every fortnight.

iii. FADS will assess the functioning of the office of the PCDA (Pension), Allahabad in so far as it relates to dealing of pension revision cases and take steps for improving its capacity to handle higher volumes of cases.

iv. CGDA to issue clarification to PCsDA/PCA(Fys)/CsDA about their role in vetting/scrutiny/audit of the LPC-Cum-Data Sheet, prescribe checklist of documents/action required with proposals received from HOOs, and specify the stepwise action( with timelines).
3. In this context, please rcfer to PCDA Circular NO.175 Vide which action regarding vetting & submission of LPC Cum Data Sheet has already been clarified by PCDA (P) Allahabad.

4. Action may kindly be taken to complete the task within stipulated period of time as per direction received from MoD.

Jt.CGDA (Pen.) has seen.
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Krishna Kumar
SAO (AT/P)
Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

7th CPC Bunching Benefit - Explain with Matrix Table


7th CPC Bunching Benefit - Explain with Matrix Table 

Bunching benefit in 7th CPC
Are you eligible for getting Bunching benefit in 7th CPC ? Please see in enclosed table.

Please check this bunching stages in 7th CPC.

7th-cpc-bunching-table

Friday, 24 November 2017

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees - Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission - DOPT Orders

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees - Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission - DOPT Orders
7th-CPC-Deputation-Duty-Allowance-DoPT


No.2/11/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Regarding.

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

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

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

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/-. In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account of non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR): If such a Proforma Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and/ or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

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

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DOPT

219th Meeting of Central Board of EPFO Held

219th Meeting of Central Board of EPFO Held

The 219th meeting of the Central Board of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) held in New Delhi yesterday under the chairmanship of Union Minister of labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

Following where are the key decisions of the Board:

a) The Board took note of the 10 requests from ineligible establishments for waiver of damages during the period May 20, 2017 to September 30, 2017 which were earlier rejected by EPFO.

b) The Central Board started investing in Equity Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) from August 2015. The Accounting Policy for valuation and accounting of equity investments were prepared in consultancy with IIM Bangalore. The observations of the CAG were also incorporated in the accounting policy. The same was approved by the Central Board.

c) Present decentralized system of EPFO for making payment to its beneficiaries involves higher cost of transactions, delays in recredits in case of failed transaction and does not provide for AADHAAR enabled payments. Hence, EPFO proposed to move towards the Centralised Payment System using National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) platform. The benefits of the proposed system are:
  • Funds will be transferred on the same day to the beneficiaries through NPCI platform.
  • Office may reconcile the transaction status on T+0 basis. This will result in early recredit in the accounts of beneficiaries in the case of failed transactions.
  • Availability of the facility of AADHAAR enabled transfer of funds.
  • Transaction cost by way of bank charges will also come down.
The Board gave in-principle approval for the same.

The Central Board also took note of the recent IT based initiatives of EPFO for better services to its stakeholders:-

(1) Online Adhaar Verified UAN allotment to any citizen at Unifed Portal: Universal Account Number (UAN) is mandatory for filing the returns and depositing the contributions. However, the establishments face difficulties in seeding Aadhaar details of the employees. To obviate this difficulty, an open functionality has been introduced through which any citizen / present prospective employee can generate his/her UAN on the basis of Aadhaar and link his KYC details. The registration facility is available at Member Interface in the Unified Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/). It being an online facility, there is no need to submit any physical documents.

(2) Introduction of Online request functionality to EPF Subscribers for correction in Name, DoB and Gender:
 
In line with the decision of Government for digital India, a functionality has been developed where member can give online request to his/her employer at Member Interface in the Unified Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/) for correction in Name, DoB and Gender.

EPFO is committed to strengthen the e-governance system to bring more transparency and to provide better services to its stakeholders. EPFO has already launched a number of e-governance initiatives such as Electronic Challan-cum-Return, Member e-passbook, payment through National Electronic Fund Transfer, Online Registration of Establishments, Mobile governance, Online receipt of claims, Auto transfer of Accounts etc.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

7th CPC - Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules - Gazette Notification

7th CPC - Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules - Gazette Notification

 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II-SEC. 3(ii)]
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training) 

 ORDER 

New Delhi, the 9th November, 2017 

S.O. 3578 (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of  Personnel and Training) number S.O. 2079(E), dated the 20th August, 2014, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this Order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts except persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union, shall be classified as follows :

S.No.
Description of Posts
Classification of posts
(1) (1) (3)
1 A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 10 to 18. Group A
2 A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 6 to 9. Group B
3 A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 1 to 5. Group C


Explanation - For the purpose of this Order, 'Level' in relation to a post means, the Level specified in third row of Part A of the Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

[F. No. 11012/10/2016 -Estt.A-III]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

Source: DoPT
PDF in English & PDF in Hindi

Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in Department of Posts


Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in Department of Posts

No.25-04/2012-PE-I (Vol.II)
Government of lndia
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 10th November, 2017
To,
All Heads of Circles,

Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in Department of Posts.

Sir/Madam,
The Cadre Restructuring Order of Group 'C' employees was issued vide this office letter of even number dated 27.05.2016. Later on, some Circles requested for further clarification, which were issued vide this office letter of even number dated 11.11.2016. However, Circles still faced with problems while implementing the orders.

2. Issues like norms for allotment of number of LSG posts, instructions for identification of surplus LSG posts other than C and B class POs, identification of HSG-I (NFG) posts, divisionalisation of LSG Cadre, relaxation of minimum qualifying service for promotion to HSG-II and HSG-I and date of effect of the orders etc. needed further clarification.

3. Therefore, on representation of various Staff Unions to the Secretary (Posts) regarding the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring, a Committee was constituted vide Office Order of even number dated 09.06.2017, under the Chairmanship of Sh. Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle and DDG (Estt), PMG (M&BD), Chennai and PMG, Pune Region as its members to examine all such issues. The Committee after thorough consultation, including one with the staff representatives, submitted its report on 22.09.2017.

4. The recommendations of the Committee, as accepted by the Competent Authority, are as under:

4.1 Uniform Guidelines for identifying the surplus LSG posts other than Single Handed and Double Handed (C and B Class) Post Offices:
(i) Treasurer posts should not be identified for upgradation as Treasurer posts are PA posts with special cash handling allowance.

(ii) The posts of System Administrator, Marketing Executive, DO (PLI) etc. are not cadre specific posts. Therefore, any suitable official can be deployed against these posts.

(iii) As per the Recruitment Rules, the PAs of Foreign Posts are recruited separately and trained for Foreign Post. But on promotion to LSG they are transferable to other LSG posts on postal side and vice versa. Hence extending the benefit of cadre restructuring to officials of Foreign Post in LSG and above cadres is in order as far as foreign post is concerned. Only Mumbai Foreign Post is treated as separate Foreign Post unit.

(iv) The present cadre restructuring order is not applicable to RLO. Hence RLO staff should not be included in cadre restructuring.

(v) After upgrading C and 8 class SPM posts to LSG remaining LSG posts allotted to the Circle can be utilized as per functional requirement. The officials occupying these restructured LSG posts will have either or both supervisory and operative responsibilities as per allocation ofwork by competent authority.

(vi) The SPMs posts of C and B class post offices are upgraded to LSG without following the LSG norm of 5:1. Therefore, it is not practicable to prescribe the norm for other restructured LSG posts. Number of posts to be created in each office will be as per functional requirement.

(vii) Accountants are Postal Assistants only who have passed the PO & RMS Accountants examination. They are eligible for promotion as per Recruitment Rules. Norm based LSG accountants posts can be upgraded to HSG II within the number of posts allotted to the circle.

(viii) The post of Accountant in Divisional Office can be upgraded to LSG. If there is more than one post of Accountant in HPOs, some may be upgraded to LSG while leaving some others for time scale Accountants.

(ix) More Posts may be identified in bigger offices like HPOs and MDGs. It is not possible to specify the number of posts as the staff strength and functional requirements vary from office to office. Thereafter PM Grade-III/HSG I pre restructured HPOs may be given preference for creation of posts. PM Grade II/HSG II HPOs, PM Grade III/HSG I MDG, PM Grade II/ HSG II SO/MDG, (all pre restructured) may be preferred for creation of posts in that order based on functional requirement. Circles should ensure that the posts are not disproportionately concentrated in a few offices/cities.

(x) In charge CPC, Foreign post (except Mumbai Foreign Post), PSD and CSD or other offices can be considered for upgradation of posts to LSG.

(xi) If Circles are left with surplus LSG posts, then limited number of posts in Divisional Office and important delivery offices may be identified for upgradation.

(xii) All the posts of SPMs in B and C class offices should be upgraded to LSG and all LSG norm based and A class offices should be upgraded to HSG II as a result of the implementation of the orders.
4.2 Identification of NFG posts in HSG I: Only 10 percent of HSG I posts i.e. 235 posts have been approved for NFG scale. Therefore it is not possible to promote all HSG I officials who are completing 2 years of service in HSG I. Although there is need to identify these posts for promotion from HSG l, in order to avoid inconvenience to staff in the initial stage and purely as a temporary measure, the officials can be given NFG on the basis of seniority wherever they are posted in HSG l by upgrading the HSG I post to NFG and simultaneously downgrading the NFC position to HSG-I elsewhere. In due course of time the posts need to be identified.

4.3 LSG Cadre: The Committee examined the issue of Divisionalization of LSG Cadre. The Committee observed that there are some mofussil Divisions which have more B and C class offices now upgraded to LSG but are having very less HSG II and HSG I offices. On the other hand there will be city Divisions where the number of B and C class post offices now upgraded to LSG are very less. Divisionalization will provide less opportunity for staff of these divisions to get LSG promotion and in turn affect their HSG promotions. The Divisionalization will create promotional disparity between employees in different Divisions. Therefore, the Committee's recommendation not to Divisionalize LSG cadre has been accepted. It will remain a circle cadre. However, for better management of transfer and postings and to minimize inconvenience to the staff, Circle would allot officials to Regions for further allotment to Divisions, which in turn shall issue the posting orders in case. of the LSG officials and rotational transfer orders thereafter till such time that they remain allotted to that Division by the Region. At any time the Circle or Region may allot these LSG officials to any other Region or Division respectively.

4.4 Revision of Leave Reserve (LR) strength consequent upon upgradation to LSG. It has been observed that consequent on cadre restructuring the LR strength would be considerably reduced. The Committee observed that the postmaster in restructured LSG grade working in B and C class offices have to do operative work. Similarly restructured LSG PAs in other post offices have to do operative/supervisory work. Therefore, the Committee's recommendation that considering the PA strength and the restructured LSG strength for calculation of LR strength will be in order, has been accepted.

4.5 Date of Effect of the Orders and completion of restructuring: For the sake of uniformity, the promotion will be effective from the date of issue of the original order dated 27.05.2016 as per existing instructions on the subject. It will be applicable to all eligible officials including those who were in service but now retired.

5. The rationalization of posts, as recommended by the Committee and accepted by the Competent Authority, is attached as Annexure-I.

6. In view of the above, all the Circles are requested to take immediate necessary action to implement the Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees, keeping in view the above instructions without any further delay. All attempts should be made to complete the exercise of conducting DPCs by 31.12.2017 and the whole exercise, including transfer/posting Orders, must be completed by 31.01.2018.
Yours faithfully
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(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (PE-I)
cadre-post-groupC


Source: cept.gov.in

No Proposal Under Consideration to Withdraw Bank Chequebook Facility


No Proposal Under Consideration to Withdraw Bank Chequebook Facility

In a section of the media, it has appeared that there is a possibility that the Central Government may withdraw bank cheque book facility in the near future, with an intent to encourage digital transactions. It is denied that there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to withdraw bank cheque book facility.

In this regard, it is emphasized that while the Government is committed to transform India into a less cash economy and promote digital and electronic transactions through multi-pronged initiatives, cheques are an integral part of the payments landscape, and form the backbone of trade and commerce, by being negotiable instruments, which often serve as the security for underlying trade transactions.

In fact, the Union Finance Minister, in the Budget Speech 2017-18, had announced, "As we move faster on the path of digital transactions and cheque payments, we need to ensure that the payees of dishonoured cheques are able to realise the payments. Government is therefore considering the option of amending the Negotiable Instruments Act suitably."

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7th CPC Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices: Railway Board Order


7th CPC Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No. PC-VII/ 66
RBE No.144/2017

No. PC-V/2017/PS/1 (SCRA)
New Delhi, dated 06/11/2017

The General Manager
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices.
Ref: Railway Board's letter No.PC-V/2008IPSIZ(SCRA) dated 25.11.2008

Consequent upon the promulgation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, on the basis of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the issue of revision of the rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices has been under consideration. The President is pleased to decide the following revised rates of stipend for SCRAs:
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2. These orders will take effect from 01.08.201 6.

3. The apprentices will draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance appropriate to the revised rates of stipend.

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

5. Hindi version is enclosed.
(N. P Singh)
(Dy. Director/Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Government decision on 7th CPC in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series


PCDA Circular 590 : Corrigendum - Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners.
Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
Circular No: 590
Dated: 06.11.2017

To
    The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt Bank Accounts, Central Office, C-7, Second Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051

    CMDs, All Public Sector Banks.
    The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
    All Managers, CPPCs
    Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
    The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
    The CDA (PD), Meerut
    The CDA, Chennai
    The Director of Treasuries, All States
    The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram; and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
    The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
    The Post Master, Kathua (J&K), and Camp Bell Bay.
    The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject: Corrigendum - Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series.

In para 7 of this office Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017 at line no. 2 & 3 may be read as under:-

For : "with immediate effect"

Read : after 31.12.2017

2. All PDA's are also requested to act upon e-PPO's digitally signed issued by this office in terms of Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017. In other words, till 31.12.2017, both series of PPO (i.e. PPO series notified and also e-PPO's) be acted upon. After 1.1.2018, all PPO series except numeric PPO's no. affixed on e-PPO's will no longer remain in use.

3.The same has also been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

4. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
ACDA (P)

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

7th CPC: Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

7th CPC: Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants.

The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts.

The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1079 Judges(including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc.

Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment.

Background:

Salaries, gratuity, pension, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court are governed by the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Salaries etc. of Judges of High Courts are governed by High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954. An amendment in the Acts is required whenever there is any proposal for revision of salaries/pension gratuity, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Therefore, Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances.

PIB

Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises


Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

Highlights:
i. Management of the CPSEs would be free to negotiate wage revision for workmen where the periodicity of wage settlement of five years or ten years has expired generally on 31.12.2016 keeping in view the affordability and financial sustainability of such wage revision for the CPSEs concerned.

ii.  No budgetary support for any wage increase shall be provided by the Government. The entire financial implication would be borne by the respective CPSEs from their internal resources.

iii. In those CPSEs for which the Government has approved restructuring/  revival plan, the wage revision will be done as per the provisions of the approved restructuring / revival plan only.

iv. The management of the concerned CPSEs have to ensure that negotiated scales of pay do not exceed the existing scales of pay of executives/officers and non-unionized supervisors of respective CPSEs.

v. The Management of CPSEs where the five year periodicity is followed have to ensure that negotiated scales of pay for two successive wages negotiations do not exceed the existing scales of pay of executives/officers and non- unionized supervisors of respective CPSEs for whom ten years periodicity is being followed.

vi. To avoid conflict of pay scales of executives/non-unionised supervisors with that of their workmen, CPSEs may consider adoption of graded DA neutralization and/or graded fitment during the wage negotiations.

 vii. CPSEs must ensure that any increase in wages after negotiations does not result in increase in administered prices of their goods and services.

viii. The wage revision shall be subject to the condition that there shall be no increase in labour cost per physical unit of output. In exceptional cases where CPSEs are already working at optimum capacity, the administrative Ministry / Department may consult DPE considering industry norms.

ix. The validity period of wage settlement would be for a minimum period of five years for those who opted for a five year periodicity and for a maximum period of ten years for those who have opted for a ten year periodicity of wage negotiation w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

x. The CPSEs would implement negotiated wages after confirming with their Administrative Ministry/Department that the wage settlement is in conformity with approved parameters.

Background:

There are about 12.34 lakh employees in 320 CPSEs in the country. Out of these, about 2.99 lakh employees are Board level and below Board level executives and non- unionized Supervisors. The remaining about 9.35 lakh employees belong to the unionized workmen category. Wage revision in respect of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.

PIB

Change in Limitation Period of cases pertaining to correction in Name (C/N, M/N, F/N) / Date of Birth from one to five year


Change in Limitation Period of cases pertaining to correction in Name (C/N, M/N, F/N) / Date of Birth from one to five year.
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No. CBSE/Coord/AS(C)/112576

Dated: 10.11.2017

CIRCULAR

Subject: Change in Limitation Period of cases pertaining to correction in Name (C/N, M/N, F/N) / Date of Birth from one to five year.

This is in partial modification of No. CBSE/COORD/EC-31-03/2015 Dated 25.06.2015 wherein it was mentioned that correction in date of birth and correction in candidate, mother and father name shall be entertained by the Board only within one year of the date of declaration of result.

Limitation of cases of correction in Candidate, Mother and Father Name/ correction in date of birth has been revised. Revised time limit will be 5 years from date of declaration of result and it will be applicable to all cases after Class X/XII 2015 examination onwards.

Revised limitation period shall also be applicable to current ongoing cases already received in ROs/HQ, pending in various courts as well as received now onwards.

(K.K. CHOUDHURY)
CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS

Pre-2016 Civilian Pension - PPO Issued update till 20.11.2017


Pre-2016 Civilian Pension - PPO Issued update till 20.11.2017

MIS of 7th CPC Revision in r/o Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners Dt. 20-11-2017

S.
N
Org.
Code
Org.
Name
Living
Pension
ers
LPC-cum
-data sheet
Received
Pro
gressive
PPO issued
LPC-cum
- data sheet
Returned
PendingRemark
/O.D.
1.01
FYS
Factories1667082504780686171636219.09.2017
2.02
AOC
Ordnance
Depot
38154798--79813.11.2017
3.03
ENG
MES96479547--54703.11.2017
4.04
AOC
AOC105704--417.11.2017
5.05
AOC
EME1707224335-20801.11.2017
6.06
MISC
CAO93584511381732836614.09.2017
7.07
MISC
Military
Farms
3254----
8.08
MISC
DGI1752660829651001.11.2017
9.09
MISC
R & D212344513137301313922.09.2017
10.10
Navy
Navy33790197011182382925.09.2017
11.11
AF
Air
Force
25741----
12.12
GREF
GREF2907635154400347126.09.2017
13.13
DAD
DAD3297487794208677389407.09.2017
14.14
MISC
Miscellan
eous
50291284668822213615.09.2017
15.15
GREF
Pioneer3118----
16.16
MISC
MNS
(Local)
141----
17.17
MISC
NCC
(Officers)
643----
18.18
CGO
Coast
Guard
85310357311229207.09.2017
19.19
MISC
Army
Supply
Corps
1628----
20.20
MISC
Army
HQrs
03----
Total5,58,6135441620084177632556

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