Sunday, 2 April 2017

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


7thCPC-Departmental-Anomaly


Departmental Anomaly Committee : Incorporate additional definition of anomaly

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAYS BOARD)
No. PC-VII/2016/DAC/I
New Delhi, dated 29.03.2017
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi - 110055.
The General Secretary
National Federation of
Indian Railwaymen,
3 Chelmsford Road
New Delhi - 110055
Dear Sirs,
Sub : Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission's recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer Board's letter of even number dated 05.10.2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

"Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation."

2.With the incorporation of the above para, the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1) Definition of Anomaly

Anomaly will include the following cases:
(a) Where the official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

(b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Fay in the Pay Band under pre-revised structure, as notified vide RS(RP) Rules, 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules;

(c) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.
3. The rest of the content of the letter dated 05.10.2016 shall remain unchanged.
Yours faithfully,
For Secretary, Railway Board
Railway Order Copy

Grant of Advances - Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations - Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary


7th CPC : Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary - Railway Order
Advance_Leave_Salary_7thCPC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2
PC-VII No. 16/2017
RBE NO. 27/2017
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2017
The General Managers and FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Advances - Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations - Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government's decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Advance of Leave Salary in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2. The Government's decision in respect of abolition of advance of leave salary has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Advance of Leave Salary w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. The provisions in respect of advance of leave salary are contained in Rule No.548 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition-2008). In view of this, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule No.548 of IREC Vol.-l may be amended as in the enclosed Advance correction Slip No, 131

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

DA:- Correction Slip.

(AnilKumar)
DY. Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2017

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE
VOLUME-I, 1985 Edition - (THIRD REPRINT EDITION - 2008 )
Advance Correction Slip No. 131

The following amendments may be made to Rule No.548 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition - 2003):-

Rule 548 may be substituted as under:
548 - Advance of Leave Salary.
The Provision stands deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.

{Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2 dated 23.03.2017)

Source : NFIR

Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)


Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)

No.12/1/2016-Estt(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 31st March, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)- clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.16/4/2012-Pay-I dated 5th November, 2012 read with OM No.13/9/2009-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 21 st October, 2009, whereby clarification was issued by this Department for fixation of pay in case of employees seeking transfer to lower posts under FR 15(a) subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of 6 th CPC and CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. It was clarified therein that in case of transfer of a Government servant to a lower Grade Pay under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the pay in the Pay Band will be fixed at the stage equal to the pay in Pay Band drawn by him/her prior to his/her appointment against the lower post. However, he/she will be granted the Grade Pay of lower post. Further, in all cases, he/she will continue to draw his/her increment(s) based on his pay in the Pay Band +Grade Pay (lower).

2. Consequent upon the implementation of 7th CPC Report and CCS(RP)Rules, 2016, the concept of new Pay Matrix has replaced the existing Pay Bands and Grade Pays system. Accordingly, in partial modification of this Department's OMs dated 5 th November, 2012 and 21st ibid, the method of pay fixation in respect of a Government October, 2009 Servant transferred to a lower post under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f 1.1.2016 will be as under:

"In case of transfer to a lower Level of post in the Pay Matrix under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f. 1.1.2016, the pay of the Government Servant holding a post on regular basis will be fixed in the revised pay structure at the stage equal to the pay drawn by him/her in the higher Level of post held regularly. If no such stage is available, the pay will be fixed at the stage next below in the lower Level with respect to the pay drawn by him/her in the higher Level of post held regularly and the difference in the pay may be granted as personal pay to be absorbed in future Increment(s). If maximum of the vertical range of pay progression at the lower Level in which he/she is appointed, happens to be less than the pay drawn by him/her in the higher Level, his/her pay may be restricted to that maximum under FR 22(I)(a)(3).

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to revise the Terms/Conditions of such transfer, if any, in line with para 2 above.

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

5. This order takes effect from 1.1.2016.

6. Hindi version will follow.
(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Order Copy

EPF pensioners to get medical benefits: Bandaru Dattatreya


EPF pensioners to get medical benefits: Bandaru Dattatreya

New Delhi: Nearly 58 lakh people Employees Provident Fund pensioners will now get medical benefits, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in the Lok Sabha today.

"Regarding the pensioners, we are going to give the pensioners benefit under the ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) to those who are retired pensioners. We will be providing all medical services to the retired pensioners. 58 lakh pensioners will be benefited," he said.

Dattatreya was replying to a debate on a private member's resolution moved by RSP member N K Premachandran on 'Steps To Ensure Welfare of Employees Provident Fund Pensioners'.

A meeting of the EPFO Board yesterday had on its agenda a proposal to provide health insurance scheme to pensioners of the Employees Pension Scheme through Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

Although the board agreed in principle to approve the proposal but a final call would be taken on this in the next meeting of the CBT.

Earlier, back of the envelop calculations done by ESI had estimated Rs 200 monthly premium per person for providing health cover under its scheme to the EPFO pensioners.

The proposal is aimed at providing health cover to EPFO pensioners, who get very little amount as pension and hence healthcare is out of their reach.

Hukum Narayan Yadav (BJP), while participating in the debate, demanded pension for farmers and agricultural labourers.

Participating in the discussion, Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena) said that unclaimed pension fund of around Rs 27,000 crore which has been deposited should be utilised for the people.

Ravindra Kumar Rai (BJP) said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was of view that policies of the country should be according to the country and added the present government under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi "we are leading the same direction."

Contending that the present government wants to spread the ray of hope for those who are suffering from destitute, Rai said "We are not working for the political intent but with social ethos."

He also suggested that in every district some amount should be kept aside for the needy which should be allocated to them when there is a need.

Pashupati Nath Singh (BJP) said the unclaimed fund of about Rs 27,000 crore lying with EPFO belongs to poor and it should be utilised to provide relief to the poor only.

Poor people due to lack of awareness or information about rules for drawal could not withdraw so it is lying unused with the the EPFO, he said.

Government has taken various steps to make India a pensioned society, he added.

Due to efforts of the government, the shift of PF fund from one organisation to other has become seamless, said Jugal Kishor Sharma (BJP).

PTI

7th Central Pay Commission retains rate of annual increment at 3%


7th Central Pay Commission retains rate of annual increment at 3%

7thpaycommission-breaking-news


The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained the rate of annual increment at 3 per cent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained the rate of annual increment at 3 per cent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. These recommendations have been accepted by the government.

The 7th CPC has observed that it is essential to have a linkage between Departmental Results Framework Documents (RFD) and Annual Appraisal Performance Report (APAR), and has suggested the following modifications in the existing APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay:

(i) Alignment of Objectives: The Ministry’s Vision/Mission needs to be translated into a set of strategic objectives for each department and these objectives need to be cascaded by the Department Head to his subordinates and subsequently down the chain.

(ii) Prioritizing Objectives, Assigning Success Indicators and their Weights: Objectives reflected in the APAR should be prioritized and assigned weights along with success indicators or Key Performance Indicators. The Commission recommended 60 percent weight on work output and 40 percent weight on personal attributes, instead of the existing 60 percent weight on personal attributes and only 40 percent weight to work output.

(iii) No Ex-ante Agreement: The indicators in the APAR of an officer/staff will need to be discussed and set with the supervisor at the beginning of the year.

(iv) Timelines: The timelines for RFD may be synchronized with the preparation of the APAR so that the targets set under RFD get reflected in individual APARs in a seamless manner.

(v) Online APAR System: The Commission recommended introduction of online APARs system for all Central Government officers/employees.

This was stated by Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: financialexpress

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