Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, in June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).

The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from 1st January, 2016, i.e., the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. With the increase approved by the Cabinet, the annual pension bill alone of the Central Government is likely to be Rs.1,76,071 crore.  Some of the important decisions of the Cabinet are mentioned below:

1. Revision of pension of pre - 2016 pensioners and family pensioners
The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on suggestions made by the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) constituted with the approval of the Cabinet.  The modified formulation of pension revision approved by the Cabinet will entail an additional benefit to the pensioners and an additional expenditure of approximately Rs.5031 crore for 2016-17 over and above the expenditure already incurred in revision of pension as per the second formulation based on fitment factor.  It will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

While approving the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee.
In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

In order to provide the more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner.  The revised procedure of fixation of notional pay is more scientific, rational and implementable in all the cases.  The Committee reached its findings based on an analysis of hundreds of live pension cases.  The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies.
2. Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners
The Cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.

The issue of disability pension was referred to the National Anomaly Committee by the Ministry of Defence on account of the representation received from the Defence Forces to retain the slab-based system, as it would have resulted in reduction in the amount of disability pension for existing pensioners and a reduction in the amount of disability pension for future retirees when compared to percentage-based disability pension.

The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entail an additional expenditure of approximately Rs. 130 crore per annum.
Source: PIB

Merger and re-designation of various common category posts per 6th CPC recommendations

Merger and re-designation of various common category posts per 6th CPC recommendations-Reg

F.No.410/2009-D(CIV-I)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 27th April, 2017
To
The Chief of Army Staff,
The Chief of Air Staff,
The Chief of Naval Staff,
The DGOF.

Subject: Merger and re-designation of various common category posts as per 6th CPC recommendations- Reg.

Sir,

In continuation of MOD letter of even No. dated 27th February 2013 letters of even number dated 01st May, 2015 and 08th August, 2016 were subsequently issued on the subject mentioned above with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure). As the Model RRs for various posts of Draughtsman Cadre have now been issued by DoP&T vide letter No.AB-14017/7/2013-Estt(RR) dated 09th January, 2017, the designation of Draughtsman Cadre in defence Establishments may be kept as per the Model RRs, which as under :

6thCPC_7thCPC

2. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the above mentioned letter dated 01st May 2015 shall remain unchanged.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) UO Note No.10 (6)/E.III(B)/2012 dated 12.04.2017 and Ministry of Defence (Finance AG/PB) vide their Dy No.76/AG/PB dated 27.04.2017.

sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://mod.gov.in/

Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations


Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

PC to F.No.13(3)/2016/D(Civ-II)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Defence
Department of Defence
D (Civ-II) Section
B Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated, the 19th April, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of VII CPC recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to say that the issue of revision of OTA to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by Factories Act, 1948 was taken up with Ministry of Labour & Employment (MoL&E). In this connection this Ministry's file No.13(3)/2016/D(civ-II) was referred to MoL&E on 23.02.2017. However, the views/opinions of MoL&E on the matter have not been received so far.

2. It is therefore, requested that the present status of the above issue may be intimated to this Ministry.

(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Tele No.23014675
Signed Copy

Gramin Bank Employees Contribute 29.85 Lakh to Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund


Gramin Bank Employees Contribute 29.85 Lakh to Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund

Ministry of Defence
3-May, 2017
The Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab National Bank Ms Usha Ananthasubramanian presented a cheque of Rs. 29.85 lakh to Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley as donation towards the Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund, here today. Financial assistance will be provided to the families of the Army Battle Casualties out of this fund. The amount was contributed by the employees of the Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank, which is sponsored by the Punjab National Bank.

While accepting the cheque, Shri Jaitley appreciated the concern shown by the employees of the Bank towards the families of the defence personnel who have sacrificed their lives for the country and expressed his confidence that such efforts will be continued by them towards this noble cause.

PIB

7th Central Pay commission - Allowing the bunching benefit to Assistant Accounts Officers: AICAEA writes to CGA

7th Central Pay commission - Allowing the bunching benefit to Assistant Accounts Officers: AICAEA writes to CGA
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
Category II
CENTRAL HEADQUARTER
No.AICAEA CAT II/CHQ/2017/27
Dated. 27.04.2017
To
The Controller General of Accounts
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E- Block ,GPO Building -INA
New Delhi 110023

Subject: Allowing the bunching benefit to Assistant Accounts Officers as per the recommendations of 7th Central Pay commission- Regarding.

Madam,
I am to directed refer to the Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell order no. 1-6/2016-IC dated 07th Sept. 2016 on the subject cited above.

It is found that the AAOs with Grade Pay of 4800/- and drawing pre revised pay ranging from Rs.14900/- to 17,910/- had been fixed at the minimum pay of Rs. 47600/- as per 7th CPC. But as per order, the AAOs pre revised pay having pay range between Rs. 15350 to Rs. 18360 are also eligible for bunching of pay w.r.t. their juniors who were drawing lesser pay as on 31.12.2015. A comparative statement w.r.t. Shri Babu Balram Jee is enclosed for ready reference.

In absence of your clear order, different ministries are treating the matter in different ways, resulting the uncalled for discrepancies and irregularities

Under these circumstances, I request you to kindly issue a conclusive order, stating the eligibility criteria and a ready reckoner of pay fixation after bunching in terms of old pay. This will end the confusion and delay in settling the cases further.

Enclosure:- as stated above Yours sincerely,
(DEBRAJ SINGHA ROY)
SECRETARY GENERAL
Source: http://nfcaahqnd.blogspot.in

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 30th April, 2017

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 30th April, 2017
  1. Approved by Cabinet
S. No.Name of the ServiceCRC* MeetingCabinet Approval
1.   CPWD Central Engineering Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service and Central Architecture Service27/06/201103/01/2012
2.  Military Engineering Services (Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Architect Cadre and Surveyor Cadre)22/09/2011 and23/01/201218/04/2013
3,Indian Revenue Service19/02/2013 and GoM**    on
29/04/2013
23/05/2013
4.Indian Radio Regulatory Service19/02/201303/07/2013
5.   Central Labour Service19/02/201317/07/2013
6.Indian Customs & Central Excise27/08/201305/12/2013
7.Indian Cost Accounts Service29/10/201302/01/2014
8.Central Power Engineering Service11/12/201313/05/2014
9,Indian Ordnance Factory Service19/03/201429/10/2014
10,Indian Civil Accounts Service17/07/201316/01/2015
11.Border Road Engineering Service26/02/201507/04/2015
12.Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service08/01/201506/05/2015
13.  Indian Trade Service06/051201401/07/2015
14.Indian Statistical Service24/06/201429/07/2015
15.  Indian Skill Development Service10/04/201507/10/2015
16Indian Postal Service28/12/201525/05/2016
17.Central Reserve Police Force15112/201529/0612016
18.  Indian Information Service05/05/201624/08/2016
19.  Border Security Force29/06/201612/09/2016
20.Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service17/09/201527/10/2016
21.Ministry  of  Micro, Small   and Medium   Enterprises (MSME) Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)28/12/201521/12/2016
22.Indian Telecom Service06/10/201621/12/2016
23.Central Engineering Service (Roads)                            25/4/201606/03/2017
* CRC - Cadre Review Committee ** GoM - Group of Ministers
  1. Pending Proposals
S. No.   1 Name of the ServiceStatus
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (3)
1.Indian Naval Material
Management Service
The CRC meeting held on 24/10/2013. Approvals of MoS (PP) and FM have been obtained. MoD has to take the approval of Cabinet.
2.Indian Defence Accounts ServiceCRC Meeting held on 09/09/2016. Approvals of MoS (PP) and FM have been obtained. MoD has to take the approval of Cabinet. Comments of DoPT on draft Cabinet Note has been sent.
3Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)CRC meeting held on 09/01/2017. Approvals of MoS (PP) and FM have been obtained. Mb Commerce & Industry. Deptt. Of Industrial Policy & Promotion has to take the approval of Cabinet.
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (0)
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (2)
4.Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)Approvals of Secretary (Personnel) and Secretary (Expenditure) have been obtained. Note for the Cadre Review Committee has been prepared and being sent to Cabinet Secretariat.
5.Railway Protection ForceCRC meeting held on 2910712013. Decision with the approval of MoS (PP) and FM has been communicated to the Ministry of Railways on 09/10/2013 for taking Cabinet approval. Ministry of Railway has revised the proposal. The same is under examination.
4. With Department of Expenditure (9)
6.Indian    Railways Personnel ServiceApproval of Secretary (Personnel) has been obtained and sent to DoE for approval of Secretary (Expenditure)
7.Indian Railways Traffic Service-DcW
8.Indian Railways Stores Service-Do-
9.Indian Railways Accounts Service-Do-
10.Indian  Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers-Do-
11.Indian  Railways Service of Electrical Engineers-Do-
12.Indian   Railways Service of Engineers-Do-
13.Indian   Railways Service of Signal Engineers -Do-
14.Sashastra Seema  Bal (SSB) (Group "A" Combatised)-Do-
4. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (1)                  15. Indian P&T Building Works                 Clarifications are awaited from DoT on its revised

Note: The concerned Cadre Controlling Authorities of Central Group "A" Services have been requested vide this Division’s D.O. letter No. I-11019/16/2016-CRD dated 20.12.2016 to take action in a time-bound manner and forward the cadre review proposals/furnish the requisite information/clarifications/move Note for Cabinet etc. whats ever required. The above DO letter may be accessed at www.dopt.gov.in

Source: DoPT Orders

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June and July 2017 under X BPS/ Joint Note dated 25.5.2015

Indian Banks Association
HR & Industrial Relations
No.CIR/HR&IR/761D/2017-18/2625
April 29, 2017
All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)


Dear Sirs,
Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June and July 2017 under X BPS/ Joint Note dated 25.5.2015 

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base1960=100) for the quarter ended March 2017 are as follows:

January 20176254.30
February 20176254.30
March 20176277.12

The average CPI of the above is 6261.91 and accordingly the number of DA slabs is 456 (6261.91-4440 = 1821.91/4= 456 slabs). The last quarterly payment of DA was at 469 slabs. Hence, there is a decrease in DA slabs of 13, i.e. 456 slabs for payment of DA for the quarter May, June and July 2017.

In terms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of May, June and July 2017 shall be 45.60 % of 'pay'. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
Chauhan
Senior Vice President
Signed Copy

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