Thursday, 11 May 2017

Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016

Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016
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No.12/2/2016-Estt.(Pay -I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th May, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.

The undersigned is directed to state that the method of fixation of pay of State Government employees on their appointment under the Central Government has been spelt out in this OM Department's OM No.12/1/94-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 24.3.1994, 3.1.1996, OM No.13/2/1999-Estt(Pay-I) dated 18.6.2001 and OM No.12/1/2009-Estt(Pay-I) dated 28.8.2014.

2. The question of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in cases of appointment from State Government to Central Government consequent upon been implementation of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, has considered in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and the President is pleased to decide that in cases of appointment of State Government employees in Central Government on or after 1.1.2016, pay will be fixed in the following manner:-

(a) Where the State Government has revised the Pay Scales/Grade Pays of their employees on the pattern of Seventh Central Pay Commission at the base index of 261.41 as per AlCPI (IW)2001 series w.e.f. 1.1.2016 , the pay of employees from such State Government on their appointment under the
Central Government would be fixed as follows:
(i) When the appointment is to a post in higher Level, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is appointed and he / she would be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which appointed and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is appointed, he/ she would be placed at the next higher Cell in that higher Level. However, if the amount so arrived at after adding the increment in lower Level is less than the minimum pay or the first Cell in the higher Level, the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or first Cell of the higher Level.

(ii) Where the appointment is to a post involving identical Level, the individual shall continue to draw the same pay.
(b) Where the State Government has revised the Pay scales/Grade Pays of their employees after 1.1.206 beyond the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, the basic pay of the employee is to be determined first in the Central Pay Matrix by reducing the element of DA, ADA, IR etc. granted by the State Government after 1.1.2016 beyond the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series and thereafter the pay would be fixed as provided in the clause (i) and (ii) under sub-para (a) above.

(c) Where the State Government has either not revised or revised the pay scale of their employees on or after 1.1.2016 below the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, the basic pay of these employees shall be determined first in the Central Pay Matrix, by adding the element of DA, ADA upto the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, granted by the State Government and thereafter their pay would be fixed as provided in the clause (i) and (ii) under sub-para (a) above.

3. These orders are applicable to employees of the State Government and Local Bodies under the Sta te including Emergency Divisional Accountants/Divisional Accountants appointed under Central Government on or after 1.1.2016.

4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller 86 Auditor General of India.

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

Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016

Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016

No.12/2/2016-Estt.(Pay -I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th May, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.

The undersigned is directed to state that the method of fixation of pay of State Government employees on their appointment under the Central Government has been spelt out in this OM Department's OM No.12/1/94-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 24.3.1994, 3.1.1996, OM No.13/2/1999-Estt(Pay-I) dated 18.6.2001 and OM No.12/1/2009-Estt(Pay-I) dated 28.8.2014.

2. The question of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in cases of appointment from State Government to Central Government consequent upon been implementation of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, has considered in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and the President is pleased to decide that in cases of appointment of State Government employees in Central Government on or after 1.1.2016, pay will be fixed in the following manner:-

(a) Where the State Government has revised the Pay Scales/Grade Pays of their employees on the pattern of Seventh Central Pay Commission at the base index of 261.41 as per AlCPI (IW)2001 series w.e.f.  1.1.2016 , the pay of employees from such State Government on their appointment under the Central Government would be fixed as follows:
(i) When the appointment is to a post in higher Level, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is appointed and he / she would be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which appointed and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is appointed, he/ she would be placed at the next higher Cell in that higher Level. However, if the amount so arrived at after adding the increment in lower Level is less than the minimum pay or the first Cell in the higher Level, the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or first Cell of the higher Level.

(ii) Where the appointment is to a post involving identical Level, the individual shall continue to draw the same pay.
(b) Where the State Government has revised the Pay scales/Grade Pays of their employees after 1.1.206 beyond the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, the basic pay of the employee is to be determined first in the Central Pay Matrix by reducing the element of DA, ADA, IR etc. granted by the State Government after 1.1.2016 beyond the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series and thereafter the pay would be fixed as provided in the clause (i) and (ii) under sub-para (a) above.

(c) Where the State Government has either not revised or revised the pay scale of their employees on or after 1.1.2016 below the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, the basic pay of these employees shall be determined first in the Central Pay Matrix, by adding the element of DA, ADA upto the base index of 261.41 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, granted by the State Government and thereafter their pay would be fixed as provided in the clause (i) and (ii) under sub-para (a) above.

3. These orders are applicable to employees of the State Government and Local Bodies under the Sta te including Emergency Divisional Accountants/Divisional Accountants appointed under Central Government on or after 1.1.2016.

4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller 86 Auditor General of India.

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

Central Government Employees not to go on strike on May 23 over '7th Pay Commission allowances'


Central Government Employees not to go on strike on May 23 over '7th Pay Commission allowances'

New Delhi: Central government employees' will not to go on strike on May 23 in protest at the "government inaction" on fulfilling their demands, including hike in allowance as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

No central government office will be closed at any part of the country and the trains will also be running on May 23.

The Confederation of central government employees, has temporarily postponed the strike scheduled on May 23 following assurance of government to hike allowances shortly.

"The strike has been put on hold for now following the assurance of government. However, the confederation will make sure that the genuine demands of the employees are met with," a top leader of confederation, who did not wish to be named told us.

"In view of government's assurance to hike allowances shortly, our strike on May 23 stands deferred," he added.

The Confederation of central government employees had given the strike call protesting against the delay in allowance hike as per the revised 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The confederation is opposed to the government's delaying tactics to hike allowances of central government employee.

After the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016 in respect of basic pay and dearness allowances, the Committee on Allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

The Committee on Allowances had submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.
The report is being currently examined by the Department of Expenditure. It will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The central government employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance at the old rates until the cabinet approval of higher allowances.

Income Tax department launches new facility to link Aadhaar with PAN


Income Tax department launches new facility to link Aadhaar with PAN

New Delhi: The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link a person's Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing IT returns now.

The department's e-filing website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ has created a new link on its homepage making it easy" to link the two unique identities of an individual.

The link requires a person to punch in his PAN number, Aadhaar number and the exact name as given in the Aadhaar card".

After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP (one time password) will be required," the department said in its advisory to taxpayers and individuals.

The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number and email of the individual.

It urged them to ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same, to ensure linking without failure.

There is no need to login or be registered on e-filing website (of the I-T department). This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN," it said.

The government, under the Finance Act 2017, has made it mandatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of income tax returns (ITR).

Also, Aadhaar has been made mandatory for applying for permanent account number with effect from July 1, 2017.

The department, till now, has linked over 1.18 Aadhaar with its PAN database.

While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to a resident of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card by the IT department to any person, firm or entity.

PTI

7th Pay Commission Allowance: Why arrears from January 2016 should be provided to Central Government employees


7th Pay Commission Allowance: Why arrears from January 2016 should be provided to Central Government employees

Although 15 days have been passed the Committee on Allowances has not made its report public.

New Delhi, May 10: Almost 18 months have passed and a large number of central government employees are eagerly waiting for arrears on allowances. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the joint body of employee unions, believe that the demands made by central government employees on arrears on allowances from January 2016 is genuine. Shiv Gopal Mishra the NJCA convenor while speaking to India.com said: "As the 7th Pay Commission was scheduled to be implemented from January 2016, it is the right of central government employees to seek arrears from specified date".

On being asked whether the government is delaying the arrears as it may adversely affect the exchequer the NJCA chief "The employees wait for pay commission hike, for ten years. If this government had failed to implement the 7th pay Commission recommendations on the scheduled dates then they must at least release the arrears to address the resentment among the employees.

"For an ideal employer, it is necessary to revise the wages and allowances on the specified date. Government of India is also an ideal employer. Although it has failed to implement the 7CPC on its slated date, it is now bound to provide arrears.

The NJCA chief had also dismissed the concerns raised by RBI and a few days ago its convenor said to India.com that "The delay has been done by the Lavasa committee, why must employees pay the price. If RBI thinks that it would cause an adverse impact on inflation, then they should think of an alternative method to control inflation."

Earlier this week, Shiv Gopal Mishra while speaking to India.com said, "Arrears would mostly be provided to the employees".

Although 15 days have been passed the Committee on Allowances has not made its report public and the Finance Ministry said, "Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all central government employees".

Meanwhile, the committee is also looking for the suggestion of the 7th Pay Commission which has called for abolition of 52 of the 196 existing allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances.

Read at: India.com

Staff Selection Commission wants to engage Retired CG Staffs in its Examination Activities


Staff Selection Commission wants to engage Retired CG Staffs in its Examination Activities

Central Government Employees will be engaged as Inspecting Officers and of the Flying Squad for conducting/ supervising of examinations of Staff Selection Commission at various Centres Places. The retired officials will also be paid honorarium. DoPPW has issued a Notice to all Retired Central Staffs and requested them to register in SANKALP

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare i.e DoPPW has been requested by Staff Selection Commission (HQ), New Delhi for a list of central government pensioners for engaging them as Inspecting Officers and of the Flying Squad for conducting/supervising of examinations of Staff Selection Commission at various Centres/places. The retired officials will also be paid honorarium.

2. DoPPW has launched the intiative "SANKALP" for retired central government civil pensioners/retiring employees for voluntary activities for useful intervention in society so that their skill, expertise and knowledge can be used.

3. Al the employees retiring from the BHAVISHYA system hereby requested to register themselves on "SANKALP". For this. they can visit our website i.e www.persmin.gov.in/pension.asp and www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Roll out of e-Revision utility of CPAO for 7th CPC revision of pension in all Delhi based PAOs


Roll out of e-Revision utility of CPAO for 7th CPC revision of pension in all Delhi based PAOs

CPAO-7thCPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI - 110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.VOl- III/2016-17/26
03.05.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Roll out of e-Revision utility of CPAO for 7th CPC revision of pension in all Delhi based PAOs.

In continuation of CPAO OM No. CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-III/2015-16/248 dated 08.02.2017 followed by OM No. CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-III/2016-17/254 dated 27.02.2017 regarding pilor implementation of eRevision utility of CPAO in 46 PAOs, it has been decided io roll out e-Revision utility of CPAO to all the remaining Delhi based PAOs w.e.f. 15/05/2017. A training on this utility for these PAOs is being scheduled between 15/05/2017 to 19/05/2017. In the first phase, CPAO would train three officials of each PAO of Ministry/Department selected for the use of this utility. The Ministry/Department wise schedule of training will be communicated separately.

2. Digital Signatures of the PAOs and their registration on PFMS website are prerequisites to process the pension revision through this utility, therefore, all the PAOs who do not have digital signatures are required to procure the same and get them registered on PFMS before start of training.

3. In view of above, all concerned Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs are requested to instruct their pension processing PAOs located at Delhi to start use of new e-revision utility to process Post-2016 pension cases under 7th cpc from 15/05/2017 and arrange the digital signatures for those PAos who have not yet procured the same. They are further requested to nominate three officials at the level of PAO/AAO for the proposed training at INGAF, Delhi. A step by Step User Guidance along with login details of PAOs is also enclosed for the facilitation ofthe PAOs on the new utility.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl: As above
Subhash Chandra
Controller of Accounts
Order Copy

Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.


Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBA No. 45/2017
No.2016/AC-II(CC)/37/9
New Delhi, Dated :18/04/2017
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PUs etc.

Sub: Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.

A Committee comprising of Executive Directors of Railway Board was constituted to review the existing Cadre restructuring of EDP Centres on Zonal Railways, Production Units & RDSO etc. and suggest changes in the light of the increasing computerization and growing emphasis on Centralized Enterprise wide applications across all departments and suggest whether a separate cadre is required for managing EDP Centres and suggest reviewed structure long with job requirements and essential qualifications and also suggest whether any special training field should be made mandatory for them in order to contribute more effectively in their assigned task.

The Executive Directors Committee have examined all the issues in consultation with both the Federations (AIRF/NFIR ) . The Ministry of Railways have considered the Report of the Committee. As a result of the review undertaken on the basis of functional, operational and administrative requirements , it has been decided with the approval of railways that Group 'C' categories of Senior Engineer (IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) of IT Cadre be restructured in the percentage of 67:33 respectively in accordance with the percentage of restructuring implemented for other technical categories of all Engineering Departments including Workshops Technical categories vide Board's letter No.PC-III/2013/CRC/4 dated 08.10.2013 (RBE No 102/2013). However, while implementing re ucturing , the following instructions should be carefully and strictly adhered to:

Date of effect The restructuring of post of Senior Engineer(Information Technology) and Junior Engineer (Information Technology) will be with reference to the cadre strength in operation as on 01.04.2017. The staff who will be placed in Higher Grade pay as a result of implementation of these orders will draw pay in Higher grades w.e.f. 01.04.2017. The benefit of restructuring will be restricted to the persons who are working in a particular cadre on the cut-off-date i.e 04.2017. therefore, posts not in operation would be treated as deemed to have been surrendered, and the resultant saving equivalent to the surrendered posts will be credited to the vacancy bank.2.

Applicability
  • These orders will be applicable to the permanent regular cadre operated as Revenue posts.
  • These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & work-charged posts which will continue to be based on worth of charge.
3.Pay Fixation
The pay of staff promoted against the additional higher grade posts as a result of restructuring (including chain/resultant vacancies) will be fixed as per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules,2016 with the benefit of one increment @ 3% of basic pay, with the usual option of pay fixation as per extant rules.

4.The existing classification and filling up of the vacancies
(i) The existing classification of the posts as 'selection' and/or 'non-selection' , as the case may be remains unchanged . However, for the purpose of implementation of these orders if any individual Railway servant becomes due for promotion to a post classified as a 'selection post' the existing selection procedure will stand modified in such a case to the extent that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports without holding any written and/or viva-voce test. This modified selection procedure has been decided upon by the Ministry of Railways as a onetime exception by special dispensation, in view of the number involved with the objective of expediting the implementation of these orders. Similarly, for posts classified as 'non-selection' at the time of this restructuring, the promotion will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports.

(ii) Normal vacancies existing on 01.04.2017 (except, direct recruitment quota) and those arising on that date from this cadre restructuring including/chain/resultant vacancies should be filled in the following sequence:
  • From panels approved on or before 01-04-2017And current on that date;
  • and the balance in the manner indicat ra 4 (i) above.
(iii)Such selections which have riot tien finalized by 01.04.2017 should becancelled/abandoned.

(iv) Employees who retire/resign or expire in between the period from the date of effect of these orders to the date of of these orders, will be eligible for the fixation benefits and arreatx under these orders w.e.f. 01.04.2017, if they are otherwise eligible for the said benefit.

(v) Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance clearance will be applicable for effecting benefit of restructuring these orders with reference to date of effect of these orders.

5.Minimum years of service in each grade
While implementing the restructuring orders, instructions regarding minimum period of service required for promotion issued from time to time should be followed.

6.Basic functions, duties and responsibilities
Since IT Cadre is being restructured on functional,operational and administrative considerations , the posts being placed in higher scales of pay as a result of restructuring should include the duties and responsibilities of greater importance.

7.Provision of reservation
The extant provisions in this regard should be followed.

8. Refusal of promotion
Such of the staff as had refused promotion before issuance of these orders and stood debarred for promotion may hence be considered for promotion , in relaxation of the extant provisions as a onetime exception, if they indicate in writing that they are willing to be considered for such promotion against the vacancies existing on 01.04.2017 and arising due to restructuring on the date. The relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the date of effect i.e 01.04.2017.: 3 :

9. Matching Savings
  • Entire scheme of restructuring is to be a self-financing and expenditure neutral proposition. Financial implications should be worked out taking into account mid-value of pay structure (level) as per pay matrix notified vide Part 'A' of Ministry of Railways Gazette Notification dated 28.07.2016 (RBE No. 90/2016).
  • Since the benefit of restructuring will be restricted to the persons who are working in IT cadre on the cut-off date i.e. 01-04-2017, the posts not in operation would be treated as deemed to have been surrendered and the resultant saving equivalent to the surrendered posts will be credited to vacancy bank and thus the cadre restructuring would be expenditure neutral proposition. Where the money value due to such surrender proves inadequate for financing the restructuring,„exercise, the required matching surrender may be arranged at the Divisional/Zonal 'level. There would be no cadre restructuring without matching savings by surrender of post
  • The percentage distribution of posts as per these orders is to be based upon the operational cadre strength as on 01.04.2017.
10. Annual Review
Annual review of Group 'C' staff of IT cadre will be undertaken w.e.f. 01.04.2018, taking into account the cadre strength as on 01.04.2018.

This issues in consultation with the Establishment and Pay Commission Directorate and with concurrence of the associate Finance Directorate of this Ministry.
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(V.Pr. kash)
Joint Director (Accounts)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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