Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Raising Retirement Age of Doctors in the Armed Forces


Raising Retirement Age of Doctors in the Armed Forces

The retirement age of medical officers in the Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) is based on their rank, which ranges from 56 years in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (& equivalent) to 60 years in case of Major General (& equivalent). In certain cases, Director General of AFMS in the rank of Lieutenant General and other Lieutenant Generals (& equivalent) may retire respectively at the age of 61 & 62 years.

There is no proposal to equate the retirement age of medical officers of AFMS to those doctors working in the civil sector as the terms and conditions of service for the two categories of doctors are totally different.
The present total authorised strength of AFMS is 7073 out of which 843 posts are vacant. Recruitment drives are conducted from time to time to fill up the vacancies.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Shrimati Chhaya Verma and Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Updation of AADHAR Number in PRAN of Subscribers


Updation of AADHAR Number in PRAN of Subscribers

National Pension System (NPS) Service Fortnight (February 1 - February 15, 2017) : Updation of AADHAR no. in PRAN of Subscribers.

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14A, Chhatarpati Shivaji Bhavan, Qutab Institutional Area,
katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016
File No.PFRDA/19/CG/1/43
31st January. 2017
To,
PrAOs, PAOs, CDDOs & other CG Nodal offices;
DTAs, DT0s, & other SG Nodal offices,
Autonomous Bodies under CG & SG.

Dear Sir/Madam,
National Pension System (NPS) Service Fortnight (February 1 - February 15, 2017) : Updation of AADHAR no. in PRAN of Subscribers.

In continuation of our earlier communication dated 07.01.2016, we have decided to include ‘updation of Aadhar number’ also as one of the activities for NPS service fortnight. Therefore, Nodal offices of Central State Governments are advised to guide and encourage the subscribers for updation of their AADHAR no., in addition to mobile app download and other activities during the fortnight.

2. In this regard, subscribers may be advised for login in the CRA website www.cra-nsdl.com through their login id & password and further update AADHAR no. under the ‘update details’ tab. The request for updating AADHAR no. will have to be authorized by the associated nodal office. PFRDA has already advised NSDL/CRA for providing all necessary assistance to the Nodal Offices and subscribers. Based on numbers of such updation, PFRDA will recognize various State governments and Central Ministries in the same way it has announced for Mobile App download.

3. In case of any assistance/clarification required, nodal offices may contact Shri Sachin Joneja, Manager, PFRDA at sachin.joneja@pfrda.org.in or Sh. Bibhas Outta, NSDL at 022-24994558 / bibhasd@nsdl. co.in or Abhishek Dhuri, NSDL at 022-24004266/abhishekd@nsdl.co.in.

Yours Sincerely
(Ashish Kumar)
General Manaker
Authority: www.pfrda.org.in

E-Payments in Government Offices


E-Payments in Government Offices
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 324
ANSWERED ON: 03.02.2017

E-Payments in Government Offices

K. GOPAL
A. ARUNMOZHITHEVAN
VIJAYSINH MOHITE PATIL

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a). Whether the Government has asked its departments/offices of public sector firms and autonomous bodies to encourage their employees to use e-payments/debit cards for personal transactions to boost digital payment economy and if so, the details thereof;

(b)Whether the Government has instructed its departments/offices to stop cash payments to vendors and contractors for amounts above Rs.5000 and if so, the details thereof;

(c) Whether the Government has asked banks to promote digital banking in mission mode to boost digital economy and if so, the details thereof; and

(d).The steps taken/being taken by Government to promote e-payment in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a). Yes, the Department of Expenditure has issued an advisory to all Ministries/Departments to encourage its employees to make use of Debit Cards for personal transactions instead of cash vide OM No. 25 (30)/E.Coord/2016 dated 1st December 2016. Given the progress made in banking technology, it is assumed that each employee would be in possession of a Debit/ATM card linked to his/her bank account. Ensuring and encouraging government employees to maximise the usage of Debit cards for personal related transactions instead of cash would go a long way serving with the employees serving as ‘ambassadors’ for the digital push and also motivate, encourage the general public in taking up the cause. All Ministries/Departments have been requested to encourage their employees to make use of Debit Cards for personal related transactions instead of cash. Ministries/Departments should liaise with their accredited banks and set up special camps to facilitate obtaining of and ensure that all its employees are in possession of Debit Cards. Ministries/Departments may also issue similar advisories to their attached/subordinate offices, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies etc.

(b). Yes, the Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure has issued instructions to all Ministries/Departments vide OM. No. 3 (2) (1)/2016/ R&P Rules/Amendments/649 dated 5th December 2016. Rs. 10, 000/- was the earlier threshold limit beyond which all payments to suppliers, contractors etc.were made through e-payment mode. In order to attain the goal of complete digitization of Government payments the existing limit of Rs. 10, 000/- has been lowered to Rs. 5,000/- beyond which all Ministries/Departments shall make payment to suppliers, contractors etc. through e-payment mode only.
(c) & (d): The steps initiated by the Government to encourage digital banking in mission mode and the other measures taken to promote e-payment is provided in Annexure - I.

ANNEXURE - I

Incentives to promote digital transactions:
To further accelerate the process of cashless transaction, the Central Government has decided on a package of incentives and measures for promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country. These include:

(A) Petroleum:
Nearly 4.5 crore customers buy petrol or diesel at such petrol pumps per day. It is estimated that petrol/diesel worth Rs.1800 crore is sold per day to the customers, out of which nearly 20% was being paid through digital means. In the month of November 2016 it has increased to 40% and the cash transaction of Rs. 360 crore per day have got shifted to cashless transaction methods.

Incentive on digital payment:
  •  The Central Government petroleum PSUs shall give incentive by offering a discount rate of 0.75% of the sale price to consumers on purchase of petrol/diesel, if payment is made through digital means.
  • The incentive scheme has the potential of shifting at least 30% more customer to digital means which will further reduce the cash requirement of nearly Rs. 2 Lakh crore per year at the petrol pumps.
(B). Expand digital payment infrastructure in rural areas:
i. To expand digital payment infrastructure in rural areas, the Central Government through NABARD will extend financial support to eligible banks for deployment of 2 POS devices each in 1 Lakh villages with population of less than 10,000. These POS machines are intended to be deployed at primary cooperative societies/milk societies/agricultural input dealers to facilitate agri-related transactions through digital means. This will benefit farmers of 1 Lakh villages covering a total population of nearly 75 crore who will have facility to transact cashlessly in their village for their agri needs.

ii. The Central Government through NABARD will also support Rural regional Banks and Cooperative Banks to issue ‘RuPay Kisan Cards’ to 4.32 crore Kisan Card holders to enable them to make digital transactions at POS machines/Micro ATMs/ATMs.

(C). Railways:
i. Seasonal or Monthly Tickets: Nearly 80 Lakh passengers use seasonal or monthly ticket on suburban railways, largely in cash spending nearly Rs. 2,000 crore per year. As more and more passengers shift to digital means, the cash requirement may get reduced by Rs.1, 000 crore per year in near future.
Incentive on digital payment:

Railways through its suburban railway network shall provide incentive by way of discount upto 0.5% to customers for monthly or seasonal tickets from January 2017, if payment is made through digital means.
ii. Free Accidental Insurance: Nearly 14 Lakh railway passengers are buying tickets everyday, out of which 58% tickets are bought online through digital means. It is expected that another 20% passengers may shift to digital payment methods of buying railway tickets.

Incentive on digital payment:
All railway passengers buying online ticket shall be given free accidental insurance cover upto Rs. 10 Lakh. Nearly 11 Lakh passengers per day will be covered under the accidental insurance scheme.
iii. Paid Services: For paid services e.g. catering, accommodation, retiring rooms etc. being offered by railways through its affiliated entities/corporations to passengers, it will provide a discount of 5% for payment of these services through digital means. All the passengers travelling on railways availing these services may avail the benefit.

(D). General Insurance Policies:
Incentive on digital payment:
Public Sector Insurance Companies will provide incentive by way of discount or credit upto 10% of the premium in general insurance policies and 8% in new life policies of Life Insurance Corporation sold through the customer portals, in case payment is made through digital means.

(E). MDR Charges
The Central Government Departments and Central Public Sector Undertakings will ensure that transaction fee/MDR charges associated with payment through digital means shall not be passed on to the consumers and all such expenses shall be borne by them. State Governments are being advised that the State Governments and its organizations should also consider to absorb the transaction fee/MDR charges related to digital payment to them and consumer should not be asked to bear it.

(F). Ceiling on monthly rental for POS
i. Public Sector banks are being advised that merchant should not be required to pay more than Rs. 100 per month as monthly rental for POS terminals/Micro ATMs/mobile POS from the merchants to bring small merchants on board the digital payment ecosystem.
ii. Neary 6.5 Lakh machines by Public Sector banks have been issued to merchants who will be benefitted by the lower rentals and promote digital transactions. With lower rentals, more merchants will install such machines and promote digital transactions.

(G). Waiver of Service Tax
No Service Tax will be charged on digital transaction charges/MDR for transactions upto Rs. 2000 per transaction.

(H). Digital Payment Incentives for Toll payments
For the payment of toll at Toll Plazas on National Highways using RFID card/Fast Tags, a discount of 10% will be available to users in year 2016-17.
Major initiatives taken for promoting digital/cashless payments so far include the following:

(A). Rationalizing MDR/Transaction Fees:

i. To encourage digital payments by citizens, Government departments have been advised to absorb transaction fees/MDR associated with such transactions to ensure that no extra burden is put on those choosing to make payments by cashless means.

ii. For purchase of fuel and petroleum products, consumers are not required to pay any transaction charge/fee for payment using Debit Card/digital means at CPSU fuel stations.

iii. Discoms and State Governments have been persuaded to facilitate payment of electricity charges by consumers through digital means without any convenience fee/charge to consumers.

iv. Merchant Discount Rate on Debit Card has been waived till 31/12/2016 in public interest. This is expected to encourage small merchants to deploy infrastructure (POS terminals) to accept digital payments.

v. Customers are not required to pay Service Charges on purchase of railway tickets through cards at railway ticketing counters for a limited period.

(B). Strengthening Acceptance Infrastructure:

i. Digital payments being accepted by over 70 Central Government departments through various electronic modes viz., netbanking, debit/credit cards, prepaid cards, Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS) recording more than 1.4 crore transactions worth Rs. 3250 crores.

ii. Mobile Banking through interoperable ATMs has been launched; 81,000 ATMs of 12 Banks are already live and another 15,000 machines are expected to go live shortly.

iii. All major 45 archaeological sites having maximum footfalls/tourists have started accepting digital payments covering more than 80% of the visitors.

iv. To popularise digital payments, the acceptance infrastructure is substantially expanded by increasing deployment of POS/mobile POS machines from 14 Lakh to 25 Lakh by March 2017. A separate Task Force is closely monitoring the progress in this regard.

v. To expedite card less and pin less banking RBI has notified mandatory Aadhar Enablement of all new Point of Sale terminals.

vi. 5.5 Lakh Fair Price Shops are being equipped with micro-ATMs/POS for undertaking digital payment transactions.

vii. Electronic Toll collection system has been implemented in all Toll Plazas along with the facility to pay by credit/debit/prepaid cards. It shall be expanded to cover more lanes and wider network for distribution of Tags.

viii. For the benefit of commuters, standardized interoperable National Common Mobility card is being developed.

ix. 1000 ATMs installed in Post Offices have been permitted to be interoperable with the banks.

x. State Mission Directors of 33 identified smart cities have been issued advisories to provide for adequate deployment of digital payment infrastructure while designing smart cities.

(C). Digital Payments in Govt Departments:

i. To enable all Central Government Departments to accept digital payments without passing associated charges to citizens a separate head of expenditure has been approved.

ii. A Non-Tax Receipt Portal (bharatkosh.gov.in) has been created to enable users/citizens to make non-tax payments for as many as 237 categories of payments such as spectrum charges, RTI application fee, purchase of forms and magazines etc. online without going to banks or Government Offices.

iii. All Government organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Authorities have been advised to review rules and regulations to support digital payments, adopt cashless payment solutions and activate payment facility through the pay.gov platform if they do not have such facility.

iv. Salary disbursal in all Central Government departments is being done through PFMS and the platform is also used for disbursal of other funds/payments.

(D). Rationalization of USSD charges
To enable mobile banking on feature phones, USSD charges have been rationalized and reduced from Rs. 1.50 per SMS to Rs. 0.50; an application for mobile phone payments (*99#) in four languages has been developed and the service providers have completely waived the charges for limited time.

(E). Rolling out of UPI
To facilitate mobile banking on smart phones, NPCI has rolled out Unified Payment Interface (UPI) application and 27 banks have already released the application to their customers.

(F). Strengthening Business Correspondents Network

i. More than 1,10,000 Business Correspondents (BCs) have been engaged by the Banks and Corporates in the country. These BCs are providing services at the door steps of the people in rural as well as in remote areas.

ii. In a major fillip to rural banking 1,25,000 Gramin Dak Sewaks of Post Offices to work as Business Correspondents of Banks.

iii. All geographical areas across the country have been mapped with Banks/Bank Mitras and dark/grey spots identified. Possibility of providing connectivity through VSAT and other means is being explored on priority.

iv. For ease of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), long pending issue of incentive compatible payments to Business Correspondents settled.

Besides above, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has also announced certain incentives on 31st December 2016. The proposals have also been announced in the Union Budget by the Hon’ble Finance Minister.
Source: Loksabha.nic.in

Complaints Against Company Supplying ECHS Smart Cards


Complaints Against Company Supplying ECHS Smart Cards

A complaint against Score Information Technology Limited (SITL), nominated for supplying smart card / software, was received from the Director (Operations & Coordination) of Central Organisation Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) in September 2011 regarding an attempt to bribe him for obtaining a favourable feedback on the performance of the Company.

A show Cause Notice was issued to the Company in October 2011. This issue was examined and was brought to the notice of Adjutant General and Vice Chief of Army Staff by the Managing Director, ECHS. The Contract of SITL has been terminated on 31st May 2015 and it is no longer associated with ECHS. An enquiry was conducted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also regarding various complaints, including regarding cost of card of ECHS. As per the CBI report, no irregularity could be attributed to the ECHS officials. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShrimatiViplove Thakurin Rajya Sabha today.

7th CPC arrears for Defence Pensioners - Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners.

7th CPC arrears for Defence Pensioners - Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
03-February-2017 16:28 IST
Defence Pensioners

Details of State-wise assessed number of Defence Pensioners as on 01.04.2016 are enclosed as under: STATE WISE ASSESSED NUMBER OF DEFENCE PENSIONERS AS ON 01.04.2016

Sl. No.StateNo. of Pensioners
1Andaman & Nicobar1057
2Andhra Pradesh65047
3Arunachal Pradesh1851
4Assam62265
5Bihar112626
6Chhattisgarh5218
7Chandigarh23885
8Goa2715
9Gujarat18361
10Haryana271034
11Himachal Pradesh150306
12Jammu & Kashmir85059
13Jharkhand9890
14Karnataka109541
15Kerala169255
16Madhya Pradesh53504
17Maharashtra196559
18Manipur5947
19Meghalaya2809
20 Mizoram2455
21Nagaland1125
22New Delhi98037
23Odisha21564
24Pondicherry1333
25Punjab277985
26Rajasthan140405
27Sikkim288
28Tamilnadu116981
29Tripura2852
30Uttar Pradesh224971
31Uttarakhand87576
32West Bengal70293
33Indian Embassy Nepal107837
Total2500631

Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners. Details regarding amount released and number of pensioners benefitted are being collected. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Vasanthi M. in Lok Sabha today.

NPS COMMITTEE - HOPES for younger generation of Central Government Employees Shattered


NPS COMMITTEE - HOPES for younger generation of Central Government Employees Shattered

NPS committee constituted by the Government to streamline the National Pension System has called the JCM Staff Side for second round of discussion on 10.02.2017. As per the notified agenda, the committee is proposing discussion on only cosmetic changes in NPS. Basic issues such as (1) scrapping of NPS (2) Guaranteed Minimum pension to NPS Pensioners ie; 50% of the last pay drawn should be guaranteed by Government as minimum pension even if the returns from annuity insurance scheme amount is less than the 50%. and (3) Exemption of Central Govt. Employees from the purview of NPS, are not included in the agenda of the meeting even though the Cabinet Secretary has assured JCM Staff Side Chairman and Secretary Shri. Raghavayya and Shri Shiv Gopal Misra on 19th January 2017 that  "so far as issue of NPS is concerned he has already directed the Committee to hold meeting with Staff Side". From reading the agenda it can be seen that main demands of the Staff Side are avoided, thus betraying the cause of thousands of younger generation Central Government Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004. Their hopes are shattered and belied. NJCA should revive the deferred strike to protect the interest of younger generations. Let us make the 16th March 2017 Confederation Strike a grand success.
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.
Mob & WhatApp: 09447068125.
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

MODI GOVT'S SURGICAL STRIKE ON RAILWAYS AND DEFENCE EMPLOYEES

MODI GOVT'S SURGICAL STRIKE ON RAILWAYS AND DEFENCE EMPLOYEES

The BJP- led NDA Government has intensified it’s policy attack on Railways and Defence establishments and employees.

ATTACK ON RAILWAYS.

After the Narendra Modi Government coming to power 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed in Railways. A committee headed by Sri Bibek Deb Roy , Member , NITI Ayog (National Institute for Transformation of India Ayog) was appointed for restructuring of Railways. The committee recommended complete privatisation of Railways. AIRF in its resolution adopted in the 92nd Annual Conference held at Allahabad from 8th to 10th December 2016, stated as follows:

NDA Government assumed power on 26th May 2016. The General Body meeting of AIRF held on 3rd and 4th July 2016 at Chennai, decided to defer the strike decision to provide time to the new Government to settle and resolve grievances. But the same Government by a notification dated 22nd August 2014, decided to induct 100% FDI in Indian Railways, Defence establishments etc. The Government appointed a high level Railway Restructuring Committee, on 22nd September 2014, headed by Sri Bibek Deb Roy, for restructuring Railways. The same committee had drawn a road map for privatisation and went ahead gradually, despite all out protest by AIRF.

The merger of the Railway Budget with the General Budget was one of the key recommendations on Bibek Deb Roy committee, as an important step towards privatisation of Railways. Government has implemented the decision from this year onwards, on top priority basis. It is also reported in the media that Government has decided to privatise heritage and tourist Railways like Kalka - Shimla, Siliguri - Darjeeling and Nilgiri (Ootty) railways. BIBEK DEB ROY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE THE BEGIN ING OF THE END OF THE GOVT OWNED INDIAN RAILWAYS.

To add insult to injury, the Railway Board has issued orders curtailing the basic trade union rights of Railway employees. AIRF circular issued on 2nd February 2017 reads as follows:

"In continuation of our earlier letter of even no. dated 1st February 2017, you are advised to observe "Black Day" on 6th February 2017 wearing black badges/ribbons, right from branch to zonal levels, at all important offices of your Railway administrations, DEMANDING WITHDRAWAL OF RAILWAY BOARD'S LETTER DATED 31.01.2017, WHEREIN THE BOARD HAVE DECIDED TO DEBAR SUPERVISORS (IN ERSTWHILE GRADE PAY OF 4200) WORKING IN SAFETY CATEGORIES FROM TRADE UNION".

AIRF statement also said that the order is in violation of 87th ILO Convention and Indian Trade Union Act.

Railway order says that those supervisors working in safety categories cannot become office bearers of unions/Associations/Federations, but can only remain as members with effect from 01.04.2017.

The above is the present situation in Indian Railways and all the Railway unions/Associations/Federations are conducting various protest programmes (other than strike as dominant organisations are yet to take such a decision) against the policy offensives of the NDA Govt. Recently on 1st & 2nd February 2017, Dakshin Railway Employees Union (DREU) , All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), All India Station Masters Association (AISMA) , All India Guard Council , Indian Railway Technical Supervisors Association etc. (other than AIRF and NFIR) had organised a massive National Convention and also Parliament March at New Delhi , demanding no privatisation and modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations.


ATTACK ON DEFENCE SECTOR
The situation in Defence sector is also not different. All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) in its circular dated 04.02.2017, has conveyed the following developments to its rank and file:

"The ordnance factories are under severe attack due to the policies being adopted by the BJP - led NDA Government. Instead of developing and strengthening the ordnance factories, the Govt. is disowning the same and is planning fully to proceed to weaken the ordnance factories. Licences are being given to private companies for defence manufacturing including for those products which are being manufactured in the ordnance factories."

In a meeting of Senior Officers held on 5th January 2017, the Secretary, Ministry of Defence made the following comments
"You have to reduce the cost, otherwise you will not get workload in future, you have to compete with the private sector for getting workload. Two years is the period for ordnance factories."

Recently Sri Manohar Parikar, Defence Minister , who visited AFK Pune , in the meeting held with unions has stated that " Factories which are manufacturing clothing and leather items are not required in the Government. These items can easily be procured from private sector."

The proposal of corporatisation (which is a step towards privatisation) is also under consideration with Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Govt has constituted another committee to identify low technology/noncore items. It is seen from the press reports that a committee constituted by Defence Minister under the chairmanship of one retired IIM Professor has recommended for creation of a new independent organisation outside the Ministry of Defence to undertake defence procurement. It is understood that a new organisation tentatively called the "DEFENCE ACQUISITION AUTHORITY" will be fully responsible for the entire process of acquisition.

All these policy decisions of the Government will have serious impact on the existence of ordnance factories and on the job security of defence civilian employees. AIDEF has decided to convene a meeting of ordnance factory unions to take a serious stock of the situation and formulate an action plan to fight back.

THIS GOVT WILL UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF STRIKE ONLY. CONFEDERATION IS ON THE RIGHT PATH.

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, representing about thirteen lakhs Central Government Employees, which always stood in the forefront of the struggle against neo-liberal reforms and anti-people, anti -worker policies of the Govt. and also which conducted series of agitational programmes including strikes against the policy offensives of the Government, extends full support and solidarity to the Railway and Defence employees in their struggle for existence.

Confederation calls upon the entire Central Govt. employees to make the 16th March 2016 one day strike a thundering success. Let us be ready for an indefinite strike, if situation warrants.

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

No.250141/06/2016.AIS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi 110001
Dated the 4th January, 2017
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare's .OM No.38/49/2016.P&PW(A) dated 30th November, 2016 (copy enclosed) regarding “Revision of provisional pension".

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Provisional Pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding Revision of provisional pension applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners to whom provisional pension as sanctioned under Rule 6 of All India Service(Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits), Rules, 1958.

Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

Grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees

No.2/2/2016-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 3rd February, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees Posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.2(37)/E.II(B)/93 dated 13.10.1993 regarding grant of House Rent Allowances (HRA) to the Central Government Employees posted within the limits of the Notified Areas of S.A.S.Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments regarding the rates of HRA admissible at S.A.S.Nagar Mohali. The matter has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that the special dispensation allowed to S.A.S.Nagar Mohali for grant of HRA at par with Chandigarh allowed vide the O.M. dated 13.10.1993, shall continue to be admissible further.

3. Hindi version is attached.

sd/-
(A.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: http://finmin.nic.in/

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