Friday, 5 May 2017

Implementation of favourable recommendations of GDS Committee report

Latest Position in GDS Committee Report

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS congratulates all Postal employees who made the 27th April 2017 mass dharna in front of all Divisional/Regional/Circle offices, a grand success. We have raised only one demand in the dharna - Implementation of favourable recommendations of GDS Committee report.

Implementation Committee constituted by Postal Board under the Chairmanship of Member (T) who was holding charge as Member (Personnel) submitted its proposal to the Secretary (Posts). The proposal of the implementation committee is now being examined by the JS & FA (Internal Financial Advisor) of the Postal Board. After that the proposal is to be approved by Secretary, Department of Posts. Then the proposal is to be approved by Minister, Communications. After Minister's approval it will be submitted to the nodal Ministries (Department of Personnel & Training, Law Ministry and Finance Ministry) for approval. After obtaining all the above approval only, Postal Board will prepare the Cabinet note and submit the proposal for approval of Cabinet.

Knowing very well that this is the procedure, the recognised GDS Union is creating confusion among the GDS employees. The indefinite strike notice and postponement without any concrete result was a drama to cheat the GDS. The very same General Secretary of recognised GDS Unions who earlier used to criticize other unions/Federation for postponing the strike is now going on postponing the strike again and again. After postponing the strike the GS of recognised GDS Union is advising the GDS that - "all these procedures are compulsory that will take more than a month or so", Then why indefinite strike is declared from 25th April 2017 ? The Recognised GDS Union could not do anything, eventhough the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS was submitted on 24th November 2016 (four months back). Now the recongised GDS Union has requested Postal Board to Postpone GDS membership verification fearing withdrawal of recognition after verification.

The Central Working Committee of AIPEU-GDS is being held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 5th May 2017. Federal Executive of NFPE being held at New Delhi on 12th May 2017. These meetings will take decision for continued agitational programmes for implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee report including strike. All GDS employees are requested to strengthen AIPEU-GDS which is moving jointly with NFPE for early implementation of GDS Committee Report.

Yours faithfully,

(P. Pandurangaraon)
General Secretary
AIPEU-

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
GDS NFPE
Source - http://nfpe.blogspot.in

The promulgation of Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 will lead to effective resolution of stressed assets, particularly in consortium or multiple banking arrangements

The promulgation of Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 will lead to effective resolution of stressed assets, particularly in consortium or multiple banking arrangements

The Ordinance enables the Union Government to authorize the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banking companies to resolve specific stressed assets

The promulgation of the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 inserting two new Sections (viz. 35AA and 35AB) after Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 enables the Union Government to authorize the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banking companies to resolve specific stressed assets by initiating insolvency resolution process, where required. The RBI has also been empowered to issue other directions for resolution, and appoint or approve for appointment, authorities or committees to advise banking companies for stressed asset resolution.

This action of the Union Government will have a direct impact on effective resolution of stressed assets, particularly in consortium or multiple banking arrangements, as the RBI will be empowered to intervene in specific cases of resolution of non-performing assets, to bring them to a definite conclusion.

The Government is committed to expeditious resolution of stressed assets in the banking system. The recent enactment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 has opened up new possibilities for time bound resolution of stressed assets. The SARFAESI and Debt Recovery Acts have been amended to facilitate recoveries. A comprehensive approach is being adopted for effective implementation of various schemes for timely resolution of stressed assets.

PIB

Clarifications and update on the Cabinet decisions on pay and pensionary issues emanating out of the 7th Central Pay Commission: By Maj Navdeep Singh

Clarifications and update on the Cabinet decisions on pay and pensionary issues emanating out of the 7th Central Pay Commission: By Maj Navdeep Singh

There is a press note floating around on social media regarding certain decisions taken by the Cabinet related to pay and pensionary modalities related to the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Though many have questioned its veracity, this is to confirm that it is absolutely a valid document and has been officially issued by the Ministry of Finance.

That said, let me run through some of the important decisions taken by the Cabinet, clarifications thereon and their impact. Please note that the new Pay Rules issued by the Ministry of Defence do not take into account the changes in the pay structure or removal of anomalies and these shall be incorporated through separate amendments in the rules issued on 03 May 2017.

Restoration of Percentage based Disability Pension Rates
The 7th CPC had recommended 'flat/slab' rates of disability pension for the defence services rather than the ones based upon 'percentage of pay'. Civil disabled personnel were however retained on the percentage system as before. As stated earlier, frankly, I never expected this regressive 7th CPC recommendation to be accepted by the Government, but unfortunately it was. While recommending this aspect, the 7th CPC had also made unfounded and uncharitable remarks against disabled soldiers by casting aspersions on those who have incurred disabilities while in service which was discussed in detail by me earlier in my opeds, here and here. This resulted in a massive decrease after the 7th CPC resulting in a payout even lower than 6th CPC rates for almost all post-2016 retirees of all ranks and also for pre-2016 retirees of certain ranks. The arbitrariness of this decision becomes evident from the following chart at the apex levels:

(100% Disability)
Rank
Rates under the
6th CPC as on
31 Dec 2015
Rates applicable
after the 7th CPC
as on 01 Jan 2016
Lt GenRs 52,560Rs 27,000
Head of Central Armed Police ForceRs 52,560Rs 67,500

Thankfully, the then Defence Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, fully understood the issue and took personal interest in getting the issue referred to an Anomaly Committee. The Defence Services HQ as well as the Ministry, and even civilian employee organisations, supported the resolution of this anomaly which now stands addressed and the Cabinet has decided to retain the old system of calculation on percentage basis, that is, 30% of pay shall remain the disability element for 100% disability. I however do hope that a protection clause is introduced for pre-2016 retirees of lower ranks who stood to gain from the slab rates.

Improvement in Pension calculation system for pre-2016 civil and defence retirees
The Cabinet has also accepted an improvement over and above the system of pension calculation which was finally effectuated after the 7th CPC. Rather than basing the pensionary calculations on the "Old Pension X 2.57" formula, an option would be provided to calculate the pension based upon the notional pay stage from which the employee had retired as opposed to the minimum of pay as was the system followed till the 6th CPC. Calculation of pension in this manner would definitely enhance the pension of civil pensioners and perhaps a small number of defence pensioners, who, in all probability would be provided the opportunity of choosing the most beneficial option, that is, the new formula, 2.57 multiplication formula or OROP rates. Contrary to popular perception, this does not exactly result in OROP for pre-2016 civil employees as is being projected, since while this is based on notional data, the military OROP is operated on live date of fresh retirees, moreover while this system is expected to be revised only after ten years, the military OROP as per the current scheme is meant to be revised after every five years.

Issuance of Pay Rules rather than Instructions on Pay
There were messages that the Chiefs of the Defence Services have been sidelined and downgraded since the earlier system of issuance of Special Army Instructions, Special Navy Instructions and Special Air Force Instructions (SAI/SNI/SAFI) has been discontinued and a new dispensation of 'Pay Rules' has been initiated. This seems to be the negative imagination of fertile minds. SAI/SNI/SAFI were never issued under the authority of the Chiefs of the Defence Services HQ but were always issued by the Ministry of Defence, that is, the Government of India. 'Orders' such as Army Orders (AO) etc were (and are) issued by the Defence Services HQ under the power of the Chiefs. The new Pay Rules have been promulgated under the authority of Article 309 of the Constitution of India and are statutory in character rather than being mere executive instructions like was the case till now. With this, the pay rules of the Defence Services are at par with the statutory pay rules of the civil services which are also issued under the authority of Article 309 of the Constitution of India.

Defence Pay Matrix to have 40 stages
The 7th CPC had recommended only 24 stages in the defence matrix while 40 stages were provided to civilians. This anomaly has been rectified and now the defence pay matrix shall also have 40 stages. This will particularly be helpful for JCOs towards the retiring years and will also beneficially affect their pension and other retiral benefits.

Multiplication factor of 2.67
This anomaly had been rectified earlier for Brigadiers and a multiplication factor of 2.67 had been applied for the said rank. Now the same benefit has also been extended to Lieutenant Colonels, Directors to Government of India and Colonels, that is, Levels 12A and 13 of the Pay Matrix.

Other Anomalies
There shall be pay protection for the amount of Military Service Pay (MSP) on promotion from the rank of Brigadier to Major General. It may be recalled that MSP is not entitled to ranks above the rank of Brigadier. No decision has been taken by the Government on the aspect of Non Functional Upgradation till now since the matter is being considered sub judice. On directions of the Supreme Court, the Government is re-considering the issue of NFU for Central Armed Police Forces for which a meeting was recently held. The issue is to be considered by the Government and the fresh decision is to be placed before the Supreme Court in August 2017. The most pertinent anomaly of enhancement of Military Service Pay, especially for JCOs, also remains pending along with other matters and probably these issues would be clearer after various anomaly committees submit their reports and a decision is taken thereafter by the Cabinet. The committee on allowances has already submitted its report which will now be examined by the Government. Unlike pay and pension which are admissible retrospectively from 01 January 2016, most freshly rationalized allowances shall only be admissible prospectively.

This is all I have to say at present, please DO NOT mail me individual queries on email or social media. You are free to discuss the above @ the comments section of this post.

Thank You.

Source: Maj Navdeep Blog

Issues discussed in the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi on 3rd May 2017

NFIR -7th CPC Allowances, Minimum Wages, multiplying factor, pension parity, MACP, Running Staff Issues discussed in the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM on 3rd May 2017

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi - 110055
No. IV/NFIR/SCM/Part VII
Dated: 04/05/2017
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,
Sub: Issues discussed in the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi on 3rd May 2017-reg.

The Standing Committee Meeting of the NC/JCM held at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi on 3rd May 2017 under the chairmanship Secretary (Personnel), Government of India. S/Shri M. Raghavaiah , Leader JCM (Staff Side) and NFIR General Secretary, President NFIR Guman Singh, Working President R.P. Bhatnagar and Vice President K.S. Murty have participated in the meeting while representatives of other Federations/Associations have also taken part in the meeting.

2 Important points deliberated in the meeting:-
  • In the opening address, the Leader JCM (Staff Side) has conveyed to the Secretary (Personnel), the serious disappointment and unhappiness among Central Government employees over breach of commitment on the part of Government on major issues. He cited the assurance given by the Senior Ministers on 30th June 2016 on the demand for revision of minimum wage, multiplying factor and official statement issued by the Ministry of Finance on 06th July 2016 for constituting High Level Committee to examine these issues for placing before the Cabinet. Unfortunately, only one meeting was held by the Additional Secretary (Expenditure) and thereafter nothing is known on these vital demands even after lapse of about 10 months. The Leader JCM (Staff Side) also expressed unhappiness over lack of transparency on several issues discussed, consequently the JCM (Staff Side) is kept in dark. He pointed out that the 7th CPC recommendation for revision of pension to the retired employees and said that although the JCM (Staff Side) is the major stake holder and held discussions, the contents of the report of the Committee are not made available to us. This reveals that the Government does not bother to share the information with JCM (Staff Side), he pointed out.
  • On Allowances, he said that though discussions with the Staff Side JCM, the views of the Committee headed by Finance Secretary are not shared with the JCM (Staff Side). Apart from this, the decision on Allowances has been procrastinated for several months leading staff He further said that it is not known whether the Government will be modifying the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances on the basis of justification given by the JCM (Staff Side) as the report of the Committee though finally submitted, the proposals are not known to JCM (Staff Side). He urged upon the Chairman of the meeting to convey JCM (Staff Side) demand that Allowances should be given effect from Olst January 2016.
3.On other issues, the Leader JCM (Staff Side) pointed out were as follows:-
  • 29% hike in the wages of Running Staff in Railways has not been ensured inspite of Resolution of Finance Ministry, Government of India. He said that the Railway Ministry's proposal is pending with Ministry of Finance.
  • The references made by different ministries to the DoP&T/MoF as a result of discussions by the JCM constituents are pending with the Government without finality.
4. Conclusion:
  • The Leader JCM (Staff Side) requested the Chairman of the meeting to convey unhappiness of the JCM (Staff Side) to the Government and also take initiatives on the points highlighted above, mainly minimum wage, multiplying factor, pension parity etc.
  • The action taken statement on pending items have be reviewed in the meeting. The draft minutes are expected to be received soon from DoPT finalization of the minutes, same will be circulated.
  • The Railway related demands mainly counting of temporary status service of casual labour in full for the purpose of retirement benefits was discussed in the meeting. It was assured to consider after further consultations with the Ministry of Railways.
  • MACPS issues were discussed but however there is no finality.
  • Re-fixation of pay of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel in the Central Government (POBRs) - under examination [ATS - S No. 26/Item No. 6(XIV)].So far as Standing Committee agenda items are concerned, special meeting will be convened by DoP&T for discussion.
The above is for information of the affiliates.
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

Revise allowances including HRA with effect from 01.01.2016 - Mass Dharna 23rd MAY 2017

Revise allowances including HRA with effect from 01.01.2016 - Mass Dharna 23rd MAY 2017

MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE, NEW DELHI
EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS COME IN LARGE NUMBERS
AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

HONOUR THE ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS ON 30.06.2016
  • Increase minimum pay and fitment formula.
  • Revise allowances including HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.
  • Grant option-I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC.
  • Revise pension and grant dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners
  • Implement positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks. Grant Civil Servant Status.
  • Regularise all Casual, Part-Time, Contingent and Contract Workers and grant equal pay for equal work.
  • Remove stringent conditions imposed for grant of MACP etc.
All affiliated organisations and COCs are once again requested to mobilise large number of employee and pensioners as per quota fixed in the last circular and make the programme a grand success.
S/d,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob& WhatsApp - 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source - http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial - confederationhq

5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial - confederation

PENSIONER'S PARITY

We are getting many phone calls and messages from Central Government Pensioners and employees regarding the Cabinet decision on 03.05.2017. Government has approved the recommendations of the Committee headed by Secretary (Pension) constituted by it as per the cabinet decision on 29.06.2016. The full details of the cabinet decision will be known only after issuing orders by Pension Ministry. The Pension Committee has told the JCM Staff Side that instead of Option-I parity, recommended by 7th CPC, it is considering 5th CPC recommended parity. It is presumed that the decision of the Cabinet may be to extend 5th CPC recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners as recommended by Pension Committee. We are waiting for detailed orders to confirm.

Regarding option-2 parity recommended by 7th CPC, the Pension Committee and Cabinet has rejected the recommendations as NOT FEASIBLE, eventhough JCM Staff side has tried its best to convince the Pension Committee that it is Feasible. The intention behind the Cabinet decision dated 29.06.2017 to constitute a committee to examine the feasibility of option-I recommended by 7th CPC was to deny the Option-I parity which is more beneficial to pre-2006 pensioners than the 5th CPC Parity. Of course 5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial to many employees.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers shall continue its struggle for Option-I parity alongwith the National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA).

The details of the 3rd May Cabinet decision will be published as and when orders are issued by Government. Please wait for detailed orders before coming to any conclusion.
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: & WhatsApp - 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source - http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

Modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits approved by the Cabinet on 3rd May, 2017

Modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits approved by the Cabinet on 3rd May, 2017

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, on 29th 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 1stJanuary, 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 29thJune, 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 6thCPC, 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 entailan additional expenditure of approximately Rs.130 crore per annum.

3. Changes in Pay Structure and Revision of the three Pay Matrices:
The Cabinet, while approving the 7th CPC recommendations for their implementation on 29thJune, had made two modifications in the Defence Pay Matrix as under:
(i) Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13A (Brigadier) may be increased from 2.57 to 2.67.

(ii) Additional 3 stages in Levels 12A (Lt. Col.) , 3 stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and 2 stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added.
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS). The modifications are listed below:

(i) Defence Pay Matrixhas been extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix: The 7th CPC had recommended a compact Pay Matrix for Defence Forces personnel keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profiles of the service personnel.Ministry of Defence raised the issue that the compact nature of the Defence Pay Matrix may lead to stagnation for JCOs in Defence Forces and proposed that the Defence Pay Matrix be extended to 40 stages. The Cabinet decision to extend the Defence Pay Matrix will benefit the JCOs who can continue in service without facing any stagnation till their retirement age of 57 years.

(ii) IOR for Levels 12 A(Lt. Col. and equivalent)and 13(Colonel and equivalent)in the Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent)in the Civil Pay Matrix has been increased from 2.57 to 2.67: Variable IOR ranging from 2.57 to 2.81 has been applied by the 7th CPC to arrive at Minimum Pay in each Level on the premise that with enhancement of Levels from PayBand 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. This principle has not been applied in respect of Levels 12A (Lt. Col. and equivalent), 13 (Colonel and equivalent) and 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) of Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) of the Civil Pay Matrix on the ground that there was a disproportionate increase in entry pay at the level pertaining to GP 8700 in the 6thCPC regime. The IOR for Level 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix has already been revised upwards with the approval of the Cabinet earlier. In view of the request from Ministry of Defence for raising the IOR for Levels 12 A and 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix and requests from others, the IOR for these levels has been revised upwards to ensure uniformity of approach in determining the IOR.

(iii) To give effect to the decisions to extend the Defence Pay Matrix and to enhance the IORs, the three Pay Matrices -Civil, Defence and MNS -have also been revised. While doing so, two calculation errors noticed in the MNS Pay Matrix have also been rectified.

(iv) To ensure against reduction in pay, benefit of pay protection in the form of Personal Pay was earlier extended to officers when posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) with the approval of Cabinet. The benefit will also be available to officers coming on Central Deputation on posts not covered under the CSS.

Notification of Pay Rules, 2017 in respect of PBORs of the three Defence Forces

Notification of Pay Rules, 2017 in respect of PBORs of the three Defence Forces

pay-rules-2017

 

Army Pay Rules 2017

[ TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017

SRO ….. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:

1. Short title and Commencement - (1) These rules may be called Army Pay Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application:-
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this rule, these rules shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and other Ranks of the Army, Defence Security Corps (DSC), Territorial Army (TA) [when embodied], and Army Postal Service (APS), who were on the effective strength of the Army, DSC, TA (embodied), and APS, as the case may be.

3. Definitions:- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires
(a) " existing basic pay" means pay drawn in the prescribed existing pay band and grade pay but it does not include any other types of pay like special pay, military service pay, Group 'X' Pay etc.
(b) " existing Pay Band and Grade Pay" in relation to Junior commissioned Officers/Other Ranks means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity;

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Air Force Pay Rules 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017
SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called Air Force Pay Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application.-
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this rule, these rules shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Junior Warrant Officer, Sergeant, Corporal, Leading Aircraftsman, and Aircraftsman, who were on the effective strength of the Air Force as on the 1st day of January, 2016; and Recruits in Air Force undergoing training.

3. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "existing basic pay" means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group 'X' Pay etc;
(b) "existing Pay Band and Grade Pay" in relation to Warrant Officer/ Sergeant/Corporal/Leading Aircraftsman/Aircraftsman means the pay band and the grade pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career Progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity;

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Navy Pay Rules 2017

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART-II SECTION 4]
EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017
SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement:- (1) These regulations may be called Navy Pay Regulations, 2017.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Application.-
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under this regulation, these shall apply to Honorary Commissioned Officers, Master Chief Petty Officer I/II, Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, Leading Seaman, and Seamen I/II, and includes Artificers or Mechanicians, who were on the effective strength of the Navy as on 1 January 2016; and recruits in Navy undergoing training.

3. Definitions.- In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires.
(a) "existing basic pay" means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group 'X' Pay etc;
(b) "existing Pay Band and Grade Pay" in relation to a Sailor means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by him (including under Modified Assured Career Progression) as on the date immediately before the notification of these regulations, in a substantive capacity;

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7th CPC Pension Calculation: Option-1 recommended by 7th CPC is rejected

7th CPC Pension Calculation: Option-1 recommended by 7th CPC is rejected

Option-1 recommended by 7th CPC is rejected


UPDATE ON STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM HELD ON 03.05.2017.

Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 03.05.2017. Only Action Taken Report (progress report) on old items discussed in the Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 was discussed from 3 to 7 PM.

The protest of the staffside regarding abnormal delay in implementation of revised allowances from 01.01.2016 , increase in minimum pay and fitment formula , Option -1 parity of Pensioners , revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners etc was conveyed to Secretary , Department of Personnel who chaired the meeting. The proposed move to close down DGS&D was also raised.

To discuss the new items another meeting will be held shortly.

On behalf of Confederation Coms: K.K.N.Kutty , M.Krishnan and M.S.Raja attended. Cabinet has approved the parity in pension recommended by the Pension Committee constituted by Govt w.e.f.01.01.2016. (whether it is 5th CPC recommended parity can be confirmed only after seeing the orders).

It is confirmed that Option-1 recommended by 7th CPC is rejected.
M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation.
Source: Confederation

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