Friday, 12 May 2017

Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-revised rated effect from 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017

Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-revised rated effect from 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017
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-12th May,2017

Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex- gratia payment-revised rated effect from 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017- reg

In continuation of this Department's OM No. 42/06/2016- P&PW(G) dated 03.05.2016 and OMs of even no. dated 16.11.2016 and 07.04.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017 to the following:

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ pm. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department's OM No. 45/52/97 -P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief at the following rates:-

Date
Rate of Dearness Relief per month
01.07.2016256%
01.01.2017264%

(ii) Further, the following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department's OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR at the following rates:-
Date
Rate of Dearness Relief per month
01.07.2016248%
01.01.2017256%
(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- pm. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June ,2013 vide OM No 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-
3. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. 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.

5. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

6. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 7th April, 2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: [www.pensionersportal.gov.in OM/Order]

7th CPC HRA - Justification for Retaining the Existing Rates of 10%, 20% and 30%

7th CPC HRA - Justification for Retaining the Existing Rates of 10%, 20% and 30%

"How justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension."

HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE

Housing accommodation is provided to a small segment of the Civil Servants. While the percentage of satisfaction is very high at the senior level Officers, Employees at the lower levels are to depend upon the market for a dwelling place. Of late recruitment at Gr B and C levels in Central Govt Offices is on the basis of an all India Examination and the regional recruitment which was in prevalence a decade back has been dispensed with. Once, recruited, he/she is perforce to be posted outside his/her home state making it necessary to search for a dwelling unit at the place of his/her posting and compete with those workers in the private sector whose salary levels in certain cases are phenomenally high. Housing in the country, despite introduction of various projects, tax concessions etc, continues to be a seller's paradise. A simple scrutiny of the rate of increase in the cost of construction and the rates quoted by the property dealers, real estate agents and tenant facilitators will reveal the extent of escalation in rent over the last a decade.

In Para 8.7.14 the 7th CPC has made a bald statement that with the increase in Basic pay most of the employees will be able to afford rented houses as per their entitlement. The Chart given under Para 8.7.14 indicates the rent increases over a period between 2006-14. The rent is shown to have gone up by 118% by 2014. The Commission has sourced the house rent index figures from AICPI (IW). We have no hesitation to state that the Commission's observation based upon the most unreliable data must be discarded. Even according to the said data, which only indicates the figures upto 2014, the registered increase was 118%. The progression between 2009 to 2014 from 136 to 168 gives an average increase of 22 points. This reads as much similar to the progression of the AICPI (IW) prepared by the Indian Labour Bureau Shimla, whose commodity prices have been adopted by the 7 CPC for minimum Wage computation.

How divorced those rates are from the reality in the market has been explained with facts and figures in our letter dated 10.12.2015 to the Chairman, Empowered Committee of Secretaries. Even if one bases the computation on such unreliable data, the hypothetical progression of the housing index by end of 2015 shall be 279-290 which warrant an increase by 136%.

Relating the index figures indicated in chart under Para 8.7.14 to the DA percentage as on 1.1.2016.(125%), the ratio obtaining both in H1 and H2 i.e. 123 to 260 (2014) and 126 to 268 (2014) are 2.11 and 2.13 respectively. If the same is calibrated to 125% as on 1.1.2016, the ratio shall be 2.64 and 2.66. This will necessitate raising the HRA to 33.13% in Metro Cities, 22% in Y Class Cities and 11.12% in Z class towns.

The hypothetical progression on average basis will also make it necessary to compensate housing expenses at 29.7% in Metro Cities and 19.74% in Y class Cities and 9.87% in Z class towns.

The Commission is on record to state that the house rent factor in AICPI (IW) is on an average 15.27. The 6th CPC has indicated the factor at 8.67 and has been on record to state that the factor is not uniform at all places. The rates between Metro cities and small towns vary violently. This apart the Commission has applied a factor of 0.8 to all allowances, which are not cost indexed on the specious plea that wages per- se has been increased. While the Basic wages registered a paltry rise of 14% over a period of ten years (1.4% per annum) how justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension. The Commission has proceeded with the assumption that the grant of 30,20 and 10% of the determined basic pay was a full and perfect reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Government employees on housing, which is undoubtedly erroneous as could be evidenced from the observation of the 6th CPC itself. Even if all these untenable contentions of 7 CPC and the unreliable statistics are taken into account, still it is clear that in order to maintain the present compensation level, the commission ought to have maintained the status quo in respect of rates of HRA and should not have reduced it by the application of 0.8 factor. We, therefore, request for the reasons adduced above, that the HRA may be retained at the levels determined by 6th CPC i.e. 30, 20, and 10 per cent of Basic pay for X,Y, Z class of cities and towns respectively.

Source: http://nfaeehq.blogspot.in/

Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500 to Rs.7000


Finance Ministry Rejected Bonus enhancement to Casual Labourers
Speed Post
No.S-33027/3/2016 -WB
Government of India
Ministry of Labour and Employment
(Wage Board Section)
Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi, dated the 02 May, 2017
To,
Shri M.Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers,
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi.

Subject :- Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/- regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter Reference No. Confdn/Casual Labour/2015-19 dated 29th June, 2016 addressed to Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi on the subject mentioned above and to inform you on receipt of your request through the Department of Personnel & Training, the case was referred to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi for taking suitable action, as deemed fit. The matter was duly examined by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and has not been agreed to the request.
Yours faithfully,
(SAMIR KUMAR DAS)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Model Calendar for DPCs - Relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs: DoPT Order


Model Calendar for DPCs - Relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs: DoPT Order

No. 2201 1/4/2013-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi,
8th May, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) - Model Calendar for DPCs - Relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training OM of even number dated 8th September, 1998 prescribing a 'Model Calendar' for DPCs in order to ensure that DPCs are convened in advance and approved select panels are ready on the date of commencement of the relevant vacancy year and that the last date for sending complete proposal to the UPSC is 15 July (in ACC cases) and 31 July (in non-ACC cases) of the year preceding the vacancy year.

2. Reference is further invited to the Department of Personnel and Training OM of even number dated 16th June, 2000 wherein it was prescribed/clarified that only such ACRs (now APARs) should be considered which became available during the year immediately preceding the vacancy/panel year irrespective of the date of convening of the DPC. In other words, for the vacancy/panel year 2000-01, it was prescribed that ACRs (now APARs) up to the year 1998-99 (five years preceding T-1st year) are required to be considered. Accordingly, for the vacancy year 2017-18, APARs up to the year 2015-16 are required to be considered.

3. Reference is also invited to the Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 22011/1/2005- Estt(A)-(Pt-II) dated 23rd July, 2009 on the subject 'Preparation and Maintenance of APARs' wherein a time schedule for preparation/completion of APAR has been prescribed. As per this schedule, entire APAR process is to be completed by 30th November of the year following the completion of time period of APAR year.

4. As per the extant instructions, say for vacancy year 2017-18, complete proposal to the UPSC has to be sent by 15 July, 2016 (in ACC cases) and 31 July, 2016 (in non-ACC cases) with APARs up to the year 2015-16. However, the entire process of recording APAR for the year 2015-16 is complete by 30th November, 2016 only. After the issue of guidelines regarding time schedule for completion of APAR, the time lines make it practically impossible to make the last APAR (the APAR of the year immediately preceding T-1th year) available for DPCs, i.e., the APAR for the year 2015-16 does not attain finality and thus may not be available before sending proposal for DPC for vacancy year 2017-18. in this background, the instructions regarding the procedure for convening DPCs have been reviewed in consultation with UPSC.

5. In order to streamline the process of timely convening of DPCs, it has been now decided that henceforth, the following changes may be effected in the DPC procedure in partial modification of this Department OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt.(D) dated 10.4.89, OM No. 22011/9/98-Estt.(D) dated 16.65.2000, OM No. 22011/9/98-Estt.(D) dated 8.9.98 and OM No. 22011/6/2013- Estt.(D) dated 28.5.2014(crucial date of eligibility):
(i) The vacancy year may be shifted to Calendar Year from the year 2018 onwards, wherever the financial year based vacancy year being followed now.

(ii) The crucial date of eligibility will be 1st of January of the Vacancy year w.e.f 2019.

(iii) The APARs for five years preceding T-2nd year may be taken as reckoning APARs, i.e. for the vacancy year 2019 (January 2019 to December, 2019), the reckoning APARs shall be 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13.

(iv) The year of 2018 being the transitional year, the vacancy period shall be from 1st April 2018 to 31st December, 2018. The reckoning APARs for this vacancy year shall be 2015-16, 2014 -15, 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12. The crucial date of eligibility shall be 1st April, 2018 for the transitional year
6. Ministries/Departments are requested to give wide circulation to these instructions for guidance in the matter and also to ensure strict adherence to the time-schedule prescribed as per the 'Model Calendar' for DPCs.

Encl: as above
sd/-
(Jayanthi. G)
Director(E-I)
Source: www.dopt.gov.in OM

Revision of guidelines for considering placement under TBOP/BCR Scheme in cases where seniors are considered for placement at par with their juniors: Department of Posts


Revision of guidelines for considering placement under TBOP/BCR Scheme in cases where seniors are considered for placement at par with their juniors: Department of Posts

No. 22-06/2000-PE-I (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 08th May, 2017
To,
All Heads of Postal Circles

Subject: Revision of guidelines for considering placement under TBOP/BCR Scheme in cases where seniors are considered for placement at par with their juniors.

Sir/ Madam,
Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 17.05.2000, issued in supersession of this office previous Orders No. 22-5/95-PE-l dated 08.02.1996, 05.08.1997 and 01.01.1998, relating to TBOP/BCR Schemes.

2. The validity of the instructions issued vide this office letter of even number dated 17.05.2000 came in question before various judicial forums. Now, in pursuance of the Supreme Court Order dated 13.02.2017, in LA. No. 2, 3 & 4/2016 in SLP (C) No. 35654/2015, in the matter of Uol and Others. Vs. S. Bheesmachar and Others, and after consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to withdraw the instructions issued vide this office letter of even number dated 17.05.2000.

3. Thus, the instructions issued vide this office Letters No. 22-5/95-PE-I dated 08.02.1996, 05.08.1997 and 01.01.1998 will again come into force.

4. All cases where seniors are adversely affected by implementation of BCR scheme placing their juniors in the next higher scale of pay will be decided in terms of the instructions issued vide this office letters no. 22-5/95-PE-I dated 08.02.1996, 05.08.1997 and 01.01.1998, relating to TBOP/BCR Schemes.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Dy. No. 26/FA/2017/CS dated 08.05.2017.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Tanun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (PE-I)
Source: www.indiapost.gov.in
[http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2368]

Central Government notifies Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar / Enrolment ID to certain individuals


Central Government notifies Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar / Enrolment ID to certain individuals

The Central Government vide notification dated 11th May, 2017 has notified that the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply to the following individuals if they do not possess the Aadhaar / Enrolment ID:
  • An individual who is residing in the state of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya.
  • An individual who is a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961.
  • An individual of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year.
  • An individual who is not a citizen of India.
The notification is available on the Income Tax website www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, as inserted by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017. Section 139AA

(3) of the Act empowers the Central Government to notify the person(s) or State(s) to which the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply.

PIB

Confederation confirms No Change in the Mass Dharna

Confederation confirms No Change in the Mass Dharna

Confederation confirms No Change in the Mass Dharna
PRO-GOVT AGENCIES ARE SPREADING FALSE NEWS.
MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE WILL BE HELD ON 23RD MAY 2017 ITSELF

It is reported that certain pro-Govt News agencies are spreading false news that Mass Dharna programme in front of Finance Ministers office is cancelled.

This is totally false news.

Last time also just a few days before our 15th December 2016 Parliament March the very same news agencies spread false news that Parliament March is cancelled.

This is a deliberate attempt to defeat our programme. Don’t believe in such false news.

Mobilise maximum employees to participate in the mass Dharna on 23rd May 2017.

 DHARNA NOTICE BY Confederation

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.


M.Krishnan ,
Secretary General,
Confederation ,
Mob & WhatsApp; 09447068125.
Email : mkrishnan6854@ gmail.com
Source: Confederation News

Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group C posts


Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group 'C' posts

No. 11019/20/Misc./2015/MF.CGA (A)/NG/86
Government of India
Controller General of Accounts
Ministry sf Finance
Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
GPO Complex, E-Block, INA
New Delhi - 110023
Dated. the 5th May, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group 'C' posts - Regarding

Reference is invited to the reservation, concessions and relaxations applicable for ex-Servicemen in Central Government Services (Group 'C' posts). The Government of India has been issuing instructions from time to time for filling up of vacancies under prescribed quota reserved for ex-servicemen category. In this regard the DoPT has issued compendium of instruction on reservations for Ex-servicemen - consolidation of instructions vide OM. No.3603/4/3/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 25th February, 2014.

All Pr.CCA.s/CCAs/CAs (with independent charge) are therefore requested to ensure that the provisions/ rules for Ex-servicemen notified under Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Services and Posts) Rules. 1979. as amended from time to time are being properly followed up/implemented while forwarding of vacancies or direct recruitment posts to this office for consolidation. The non-implementation of reservations prescribed for ex- servicemen shall be treated as violation of Govt. of India's instructions on the subject.
This. issues with approval of the Jt. Controller General of Accounts (Gr. 'B')

(G.Ramesh)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts (Gr. 'B')
Source: www.cga.nic.in

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