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Dearness Relief Order for PSU / Autonomous body from 1.1.2017

Dearness Relief Order for PSU / Autonomous body from 1.1.2017

F.No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
 
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date:27th April, 2017
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject :- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd restored commuted portion of pension. – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16th December,2016 and the OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 07.04.2017 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) to the Central Government employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd restored
commuted portion of pension shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 132% to 136% w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

2.These employees will be entitled to the payment of DR @ 136% w.e.f. 01.01.2017 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the OM.
dated 14.07.98 as amended from time to time. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refers.

3.Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4.Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

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

6.The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

7.In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

8.This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 07th April, 2017.

9.Hindi version will follow.
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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AICPIN for the month of March 2017

AICPIN for the month of March 2017
No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th April, 2017
Press Release

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

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2017 increased by 1 point and pegged at 275 (two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.36 per cent between February, 2017 and March, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.37 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Goat Meat, Milk, Pure Ghee, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Peas, Tomato, Banana, Apple, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Toilet Soap, Tooth Paste, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Black Gram, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Besan, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tea (Readymade), Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.61 per cent for March, 2017 as compared to 2.62 per cent for the previous month and 5.51 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation remained static at 1.71 per cent and it was 6.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Godavarikhani reported the maximum increase of 5 points followed by Mercara, Tripura, Rourkela, Faridabad and Madurai (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 5 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary, Bokaro, Chennai and Varanasi recorded maximum decrease of 3 points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 16 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 32 centres are above .All-India Index and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Amritsar, Jabalpur, Jalandhar , Vishakhapathnam and Coonoor centres remained at par with A11-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2017 will be released on Wednesday. 31st May, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in
S/d,
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Safeguarding the career prospect of Group A, Gr. B and Gr. C officers in all Central Govt. Departments by granting timely promotions

Safeguarding the career prospect of Group A, Gr. B and Gr. C officers in all Central Govt. Departments by granting timely promotions

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT GAZETTED OFFICERS’ ORGANISATIONS

Confederation/Corres/2016-17/16
Dated: 20.03.2017
To
Dr.Jitendra Singh,
Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge),
PMO & Development of North Eastern Region,
Government of India
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Safeguarding the career prospect of Group A, Gr. B and Gr. C officers in all Central Govt. Departments by granting timely promotions – request regarding.

Kindly refer to the burgeoning impasse created in all Central Govt. Departments in respect of promotions in Gr. A, Gr. B and Gr. C cadres following the DoPT OM dated 30.09.2016 on reservation.

The process of holding DPC meetings for promotion from Gr. B to Gr. A cadres in all Departments was aborted by the UPSC immediately after the OM.No 36012/11/2016-Estt(Res) Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Department of Personnel and Training dated 30.09.2016, in connection with the pending SLP/Contempt Petition in the case of Jarnail Sngh vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, was issued. The UPSC categorically refused to hold any DPC to any grade having reservation element, unless the said OM is further clarified by DoPT to its satisfaction. It is learnt that the UPSC had sought clarification from DoPT immediately after the issuance of the said OM, and that no clarification has so far been issued by the DoPT.

As the UPSC is considered as the nodal agency for accepting various Instructions/OMs/Circulars issued by the Govt. of India time to time in relation to promotion and holds DPCs accordingly, the refusal of UPSC to hold DPC of any grade having reservation element unless the said OM is further clarified by DoPT has barred all cadre-controlling authorities in all Departments to hold DPCs for promotion in various Gr. B and Gr. C cadres As a result, all regular promotions into Group A, Group B and Group C cadres all over the country have been stalled

As a matter of fact, as the cut-off date for counting of mandatory residency period in all cadres is fixed on 1st of April by the DoPT, the seniority and due career prospect of many officers/officials across various Departments would suffer irreparably if the normal promotion is not accorded to them on or before 31.03.2017. And if it happens, these unfortunate officers will lose at least one year for all consecutive promotions in their career for no fault of themselves.

As per our understanding of the subject, until the DoPT issues clarification of the OM dated 30.09.2016 and help the UPSC to decide the future course of action in respect of promotions in Gr. B to Gr. A cadres in various Departments, neither the vacancy position at various levels in Departments would improve nor the career prospects of officers/officials would be protected.

In view of the above, we are constrained to seek the intervention of the Hon. Minister in directing the DOPT to clarify the issues raised by the UPSC so that the promotions of Officers/Officials who serve the Government of India do not suffer unjustifiably.

We do trust that the Honourable Minister will render justice to those who serve the Government of India

Thanking You,
Yours Sincerely,
S/d,
(S. Mohan)
Secretary General
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EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents
Press Information bureau
Ministry of Labour & Employment
28-April, 2017 12:51 IST

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents

EPF members will now only be required to submit a self-declaration for the advance in case of illness of members/ dependents. Differently abled members will also get advance on the basis of self-declaration. A member will no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or any other certificate or document or proforma whatsoever to avail advances under paragraph 68-J or under paragraph 68-N of EPF Scheme 1952.

Ministry of Labour & Employment has amended Paragraph 68-J and Paragraph 68-N of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 and It will come into force from the date of its publication in the official Gazette. According to it, a member would only be required to submit a self-declaration, which has already been included in the composite claim form, to avail advance under the EPF Scheme in case of illness of members/ dependent and also in case of differently abled members.

This is in continuation of initiatives taken by EPFO as part of next phase of its e-governance reforms with a view to make the services of EPFO available to its stakeholder in an efficient and transparent manner. An administrative order was issued on 20.02.2017 in the matter of Introduction of Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non-Aadhar ) to replace existing Claim Forms No. 19, 10C & 31 and Forms No. 19 (UAN), 10C(UAN) & 31 (UAN). EPFO has since implemented Universal Account Number (UAN) for its subscribers. It is now possible for subscribers, who have seeded their UAN with Aadhar Number and Bank account details, to submit claim forms directly to EPFO without the attestation of employers.

Source:PIB news

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards

No. 144/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts (Establishment Divislon)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Dated : 27.04.2017

To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts),

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards-reg.

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1″ January, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/3/2008-E-II (B) dated 07.04 2017, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-02/2011-PAP dated 12.04.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GM) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2017. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 132% to 135% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1″ January, 2017.

The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.
The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No14/FA/2017/CS dated 27/04/2017.
S/d,
(K.V. Vijayakumar) ,
Assistant Director Ge erai (Estt.)
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