Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

Recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

No.1-6/2016-IC(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell, 7th CPC
Room No.215, The Ashok
New Delhi, the 13th June, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

With reference to the subject mentioned above and in continuation of this Department's OM of even number dated 07.09.2016, the undersigned is directed to inform that, a large number of references have been received from Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications relating to the application of the benefit on account of bunching of stages while fixing the pay in the revised pay structure.

2. It has also been brought to the notice of this Department that some offices have extended the benefits on account of bunching based on subjective interpretation of the provisions of OM dated 07.09.2016, which may not be consistent with the principles and philosophy of the 7th CPC recommendations on bunching. Implementation of such pay fixation orders are not in conformity with the 7th CPC principles on bunching and may create further anomalies. In order to ensure consistency of approach in applying the provisions relating to bunching and to address the queries on various aspects of bunching, it has been decided to issue detailed guidelines on bunching.

3. All Ministries/Departments are , therefore. advised that the implementation of the provisions on bunching in OM dated 07.09.2016 may be put on hold till the time the detailed instructions in this regard are issued by Department of Expenditure. It is also requested that if orders on account of bunching have already been issued by Ministries/Departments but not implemented, the same may not be given effect to.
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(V.K Singh)
Director (IC)
Authority: www.doe.gov.in

Annual Report on Pay and Allowances

Annual Report on Pay and Allowances
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Pay Research Unit

The Pay Research Unit brings out a publication entitled Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees.

The Brochure provides statistical information regarding expenditure incurred by the different Ministries / Departments of Central Government on pay and various types of allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Compensatory (City) Allowance, Overtime Allowance etc. in respect of its regular employees. It also provides information on Ministry / Department- wise and Group-wise number of sanctioned posts, number of incumbents in position and vacant posts as on 1st March. The Brochure contains information about disparity ratio i.e. the ratio of the maximum to minimum pay of different State Government Employees.

Authority: http://doe.gov.in/

7th Pay Commission: Latest Developments On Allowances, HRA


7th Pay Commission: Latest Developments On Allowances, HRA
The government had last year accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension.

7th Pay Commission HRA

The Union Cabinet today did take up proposals related to 7th pay commission allowances, including HRA, as it was not part of the meeting’s agenda, sources told NDTV. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is on an official visit to South Korea. Nearly 50 lakh central government employees could get revised allowances under 7th pay commission award, including HRA or house rent allowance, from July, Financial Express in a report said last week. The report, citing sources, said that the Cabinet may decide on 7th pay commission allowances this month.
The Ashok Lavasa committee, which examined the 7th pay commission's recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. An Empowered Committee of Secretaries was set up screen the report and firm up proposals for the Cabinet.
The Lavasa committee suggested some modifications in some allowances that are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories, the finance ministry had said in a statement. Economists say that disbursement of 7th pay commission allowances is expected to give a further boost to consumer spending and thus the broader economy.

The Reserve Bank has however flagged upside risks to inflation from disbursement of revised 7th pay commission allowances. "At the current juncture, global political and financial risks materialising into imported inflation and the disbursement of allowances under the 7th central pay commission's award are upside risks. The date of implementation of the latter is still not announced and as such, it is not factored into the baseline projections," the RBI said in its latest monetary policy statement last week.
The government had last year accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. The 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.

The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA or dearness allowance crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when it crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

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.

The Cabinet had earlier approved modification in recommendations of the 7th pay commission relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on recommendations of a high-level panel. The decision will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

7th CPC Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances, Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears: Confederation

7th CPC Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances, Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears: Confederation

HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF THE BJP-LED NDA GOVERNMENT

High Level Committee, assured by the Group of Minsters, not yet constituted. First anniversary of the Hon'ble Cabinet Minister’s assurance will be on 30.06.2017. No increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

7th CPC took 18 + 2 months only for submitting report after examining the entire service conditions, pay scales, allowances, Pensionary benefits of about one crore Employees and Pensioners including military personnel. Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances!! BJP Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears.

Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC and accepted (??) by cabinet, mercilessly rejected by appointing a feasibility Committee.

NPS Committee is for further strengthening NPS and not for withdrawal of NPS or for guaranteeing minimum pension as 50% of last pay drawn.

MACP promotion denied to thousand of employees by imposing stringent conditions on bench mark.
Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report submitted to Government on 24.11.2016 (Seven months over) still under process.

Exploitation of casual and contract workers continues. Equal pay for equal work denied.

Autonomous body employees and pensioners cheated by Government by denying their legitimate wage revision and pension revision.

No negotiated settlement on the charter of demands submitted to Government by JCM (staff side) and Confederation.
ORGANISE HUMAN CHAIN TO DEMONSTRATE OUR STRONGEST PROTEST, ANGER AND DISCONTENTMENT
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & Whatsapp - 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances dropped from today's cabinet meeting agenda


7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances dropped from today's cabinet meeting agenda
 
New Delhi: The Union government has dropped higher allowances proposal under the 7th Pay Commission from its today's cabinet meeting agenda at the last minute, the Finance Ministry officials involved with the process of higher allowances source told on condition of anonymity.

The officials said recommendation of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on higher allowances, was due to come before the Union cabinet at its meeting today for formal approval.

However, the item was dropped from the agenda at the last minute, as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is on an official visit to South Korea, they added.

However, they said that the Cabinet may decide on 7th pay commission allowances this month.

In June 2016, the Cabinet approved 14% pay and pension hike for central government employees and pensioners under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016.

The decision on higher allowances was postponed by the Cabinet on that time because the 7th Pay Commission wanted abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming of another 36 allowances into larger existing ones out of total 196 allowances.

Employee unions were opposed it, which government complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa in June 2016 to review the allowances.
The Committee on Allowances submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.

The report was then taken up by the Department of Expenditure for examination, following which it was passed on to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries was in the process of preparing the Cabinet note on higher allowances, which was completed on June 1.

The central government employees are now getting no new allowances (except Dearness Allowance) with their new pay structure till the cabinet nod.

Cabinet approves proposal to introduce the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017

Cabinet approves proposal to introduce the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal to introduce a Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017. The Bill would provide for a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities to deal with bankruptcy situation in banks, insurance companies and financial sector entities.

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance, Bill 2017 when enacted, will pave the way for setting up of the Resolution Corporation. It would lead to repeal or amendment of resolution-related provisions in sectoral Acts as listed in Schedules of the Bill. It will also result in the repealing of the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961 to transfer the deposit insurance powers and responsibilities to the Resolution Corporation.

The Resolution Corporation would protect the stability and resilience of the financial system; protecting the consumers of covered obligations up to a reasonable limit; and protecting public funds, to the extent possible.
The Government has recently enacted the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ("Code") for the insolvency resolution of non- financial entities. The proposed Bill complements the Code by providing a resolution framework for the financial sector. Once implemented, this Bill together with the Code will provide a comprehensive resolution framework for the economy.

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 seeks to give comfort to the consumers of financial service providers in financial distress. It also aims to inculcate discipline among financial service providers in the event of financial crises by limiting the use of public money to bail out distressed entities. It would help in maintaining financial stability in the economy by ensuring adequate preventive measures, while at the same time providing the necessary instruments for dealing with an event of crisis. The Bill aims to strengthen and streamline the current framework of deposit insurance for the benefit of a large number of retail depositors. Further, this Bill seeks to decrease the time and costs involved in resolving distressed financial entities.

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Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendation: CGDA's Instructions dated 12.06.2017


Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendation: CGDA's Instructions dated 12.06.2017
CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AN/XlV/14162/Seventh CPC/Vol-I
Dated : 12/06/2017
To
All PCsDA/CsDA/PIFA/IFAs/PCA(Fys)Kolkata/JCDA(AF)Nagpur
CDA(ITSDC) Secunderabad

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendation - Reg
Reference: This HQrs Circular of even no dated 5.08.2016.

In continuation of this HQrs Circular cited above, a copy of Resolution bearing No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 16.05.2017 issued by Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure in continuation of Gazetted of India, notification dated 25.07.2016 is forwarded herewith.

2. Ministry of Finance(Department of Expenditure) vide their resolution dated 16.05.2017 has conveyed the acceptance of the Government to make the following changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of the some categories of employees wherein point (4) and (5) is applicable to DAD establishment also-

Point (4):- the IOR of Level -13 of. civil pay matrix shall be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. Accordingly, the Civil Pay Matrix as contained in Annexure-I mentioned in para 6 of the aforesaid resolution dated 25th July 2016 shall be revised. The revised Civil Pay Matrix is enclosed as Appendix-I for reference.

Point (5):- the provision contained in para 13 of the aforesaid Resolution dated 25th July 2016 have been revised to the extent that the benefit of pay protection in the form of personal pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme as envisaged therein , shall be given effect from 1st January 2016 instead of 25th July 2016. This benefit shall also be extended to officers from Services under Central staffing Scheme, coming on deputation to Central Government, on posts not covered under Central Staffing Scheme.

3. This is for your information , guidance and necessary action.
Encl: As above.
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(Kavita Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN)
Source: cgda.nic.in
[http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/AN_XIV_12617.pdf]

Contract for providing Tent/Furniture for organizing sports tournaments by CCSCSB for the year 2017-18

Contract for providing Tent/Furniture for organizing sports tournaments by CCSCSB for the year 2017-18

No.43/02/2017-18-CCSCSB
09.06.2017
M/s
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Sub: Contract for providing Tent/Furniture for organizing sports tournaments by CCSCSB for the year 2017- 18.

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board organizes tournaments for Central Government Employees in 18 disciplines of sports at its 5 venues i.e. Vinay Marg Sports Complex, R.K. Puram Lawn Tennis Centre, Bharti Nagar, Brassey Avenue and Nirman Bhawan. The Board generally requires the following items of Tent and Furniture for the year 2017-18 for its InterMinistry and AICS tournaments, which are held at the sports facilities of the Board mentioned above:

S.No.Items
1.Tent (15 x 15 with side covers)
2.Centre Table with Cover
3.Chairs with covers
4.Sofa (5 seater)
5.Table with Cover
6.Camet (15 x 15)
7.Duries
8.Mat(30x5)
9.Haloaen Liaht
10.White Chadder
11.P.A. System

2. Quotations are invited from the firms for all the items indicating rent per day per item including labour & cartage. Taxes if any should also be clearly spelt out. If any ambiguity is seen in the quotation then the quotation will summarily be rejected. The quo at ion should be addressed to the Secretary CCSCSB and sent in a sealed cover at the above mentioned address latest by 27.06.2017 by 2.30 pm. The quotations will be opened at 3.00 pm on 27.06.201 7. The Board reserves the right to terminate the contract at any point of time during the currency of the contract.

3. The bidder should have the experience of providing similar works for at least One year in any of the Department /Autonomous Institutions /Universities /Public Sector Undertakings of the Government of India or Government of NCT of Delhi or any other State Government or Public Sector Banks or Local  Bodies/Municipalities/Stadiums. Proof to this effect to be attached with Bid Document.

4. The rate contract would be valid initially for one year and the Board reserves the right to extend the validity of contract on mutual consent on the same rates and terms & conditions for a maximum of two more
years, one year at a time upon the satisfactory functioning of the Firm.

5. During the period of contract, the rates will not be revised with the revision of any taxes by the Government of NCT of Delhi or by the Government of India.

6. The tenderer firm/agency/company should have valid registrations such as Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Income Tax Deptt; Service Tax  Registration Number; Registration No. of the Agency/Firm; Employees Provident Fund Account Number; ESI Registration Number; License Number under Contract Labour Act. ( If Applicable).

7. The tenderer should submit an undertaking with the Bid to the effect that he or his firm has not been black listed by any of the Departments/Organizations of the  Government of India/Government of NCT of Delhi and no criminal case is pending against the said firm on the date of submission of this bid.

8. The Bids will be rejected in the event of information being found false or rejected incorrect or incomplete at any stage prescribed in the tender or any ineligibility being detected, and no correspondence thereof shall be entertained, whatsoever. It may be noted that bid of only those tenders would be considered for financial evaluation those who comply with all the requirements mentioned above.

9. The payment shall be made on submission of the bills (In triplicate) after the satisfactorily completion of the work assigned, at approved rates after deducting penalties if any. No advance payment will be made.

10. In case of any dispute, CCSCSB/any office authorized by the Board on their behalf will be the sole arbitrator to settle the dispute and his decision taken will be binding on both the parties.
(Kulbhusan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
Source: Dopt.gov.in

11th BPS Update : Management Issues (10 Points)

11th BPS Update : Management Issues (10 Points)

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION

Circular No.7/VII/2017
June 5, 2017
Camp: Mumbai
TO
ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES
Comrades,

WAGE REVISION - SECOND ROUND.
EXCHANGE OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS.

As you aware that the owners are anxious to settle the wage revision which is due from 1.11.2017, and to achieve this goal there were communications to the Bank managements time and again. Prior to Nationwide strike exclusively by Bankmen on 28th Feb, 2017, officers' organisations had submitted the broad summary on 20/02/2017 to IBA. Following the submission, at Chennai, on 19th April, 2017, a meeting was held, in which, Com.Alok Khare, Com. M.A.Srinivasan, Com. V.Ramabhadran , Com.G.Gunasekaran and the undersigned participated in the exercise. It was the past practice to submit the Charter of demands of officers and workmen together, but, on 2nd May, 2017, it was not possible.

In the meanwhile, to fine tune the COD, once again, a meeting was held on 1/06/2017 at INBOC office at MUMBAI, in which Com. Alok Khare, Com. V.Viswanathan and the undersigned participated.
IBA has invited the negotiating unions for a discussion today at IBA office to take the wage talks further. Chairman of the IBA Negotiating Team, Shri.R.K.Thakkar, (UCO) Smt. Usha Ananthasubramanian, (Allahabad Bank), Shri.Prashant Kumar (SBI), Shri.V.G.Kannan, CEO IBA, Shri.Rajkumar Dy.CEO, Shri.K.S.Chauhan Vice President HR & IR, besides the members of HR Dept of IBA. CEO, IBA initiated the proceedings of the meeting and handed over the forum to Chairman, Negotiating Team, for taking the discussion further.

After the exchange of the CODs by Officers and Workmen organisations with IBA and the IBA handing their list of demands, Chairman Negotiating team expressed that the time line mentioned in the earlier meeting should be kept in mind, present health of Industry and also the negotiations for officers shall be restricted upto Scale III. He further placed the periodicity of meeting will be every month. While supplementing the views of IBA, Smt. Usha Ananthasubramanian, emphasised that there should be a forward movement at the conclusion of the every meeting.

Reacting to the observations made, representatives have expressed that the expectations of the workforce should be fully addressed, de-stressing of the workforce should be carried out, health of the industry is not on account of the wage cost, negotiations cannot be restricted upto Scale III, residual issues of last wage revision exercise to be resolved viz., Regulated working hours, Discipline and Appeal Regulations, Accountability Policy, 5 days a week, issues of retirees- record note, officer representatives in the Banks' boards, comparison of wages with Pay commission, unilateral introduction of service condition by a bank, Number of representatives to be allowed to participate in the negotiation, protection from cyber-crime, and problems encountered by the employees in the Insurance backed hospitalisation scheme etc. The meeting lasted for nearly an hour. The representative of the Officers' organisations have handed over a letter addressed to Chairman IBA pertaining to the restriction stipulated by IBA.

MANAGEMENT ISSUES:

[1] C2C concept to be brought in;
[2] Rationalisation of Special Pay carrying posts.
[3] Review of the two graduation increments;
[4] Transfer and deployment of workmen staff;
[5] Simultaneous conduct of departmental and judicial proceedings for workmen;
[6] Conducting the departmental proceedings after retirement of workmen;
[7] Premature retirement of workmen;
[8] Outsourcing of any activity within the RBI guidelines;
[9] Review of the automatic movement of officers from Scale I to II and also Scale II to III ;
[10] To mark lien on NPS fund of employees to recover loss to the Bank on account of their proved misconduct.

UFBU meet-Post discussion with IBA: Subsequently, the representatives of nine unions met and discussed the issues confronting the Industry as well as the collective approach on the wage revision. The meeting lasted for nearly 90 minutes with the decision to meet on a mutually convenient day for a detailed discussion to chalk out the future course of action to "Save the Banking Industry" and also "halt the attacks on jobs and job Security".

Awaiting for the forward movement for a collective, consensus and also achievable plan of action.

Yours Comradely,
/S.NAGARAJAN/
GENERAL SECRETARY
Source: http://www.aiboa.org/

Confederation: Pension Revision Who are absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertakings


Pension Revision Who are absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertakings - Confederation

EXTENDING THE BENEFIT OF PENSION REVISION TO THE EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS WHO ARE ABSORBED IN THE CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS - LATEST POSITION

Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare has issued OM No. 38/37/2016 - P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 regarding implementations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of Pension of Pre- 2016 pensioners and Family Pensioners etc. In para 7 (a) of aforesaid OM, it was mentioned that -
"Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/Autonomous bodies continue to draw pension separately from the government, the pension of such absorbes will be updated in terms of these orders. In cases where the Government servants have drawn one time lump-sum terminal benefits equal to 100% of their pensions and have become entitled to the restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately."

In the orders dated 10.09.2016 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 Shri K. Ganesan Vs Union of India, it was mentioned that -

"Having heard learned Counsel for the appellants, and having persued the record of the case, we find no justification whatsoever to interfere with the impugned order, directing restoration of 2/3rd in respect of the respondent herein, after expiry of the requisite period of commutations. The instant appeal is accordingly dismissed."

In the same order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6371 of 2010 Shri K. L. Dhall & Anr Vs Union of India, it is stated that -
"Heard Learned casual for the rival parties. In view of the dismissal of Civil Appeal No. 6048 of 2010 by us today (Union of India and another Vs K. Ganeshan (dead) By Lrd), this appeal has to be accepted. Accordingly, the instant appeal is allowed. The impugned order of the High Court is set aside. It is directed that the appellants shall be entitled for restoration of their 2/3rd Portion after the expiry of the requisite period of commutation."

After consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Legal affairs, two Review Petitions have been filed by the Government in the Hon'ble Supreme Court vide Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and Review Petition 472/2017 against the order dated 01.03.2016 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 (Shri K. Ganesan Vs Union of India) and Civil Appeal No. 6371 of 2010 (Shri. K. L. Dhall & Anr Vs. Union of India). The Review petition came up for hearing in the Hon'ble Supreme Court on 22.03.2017. The Hon'ble Supreme Court has dismissed both the Review Petition vide order 22nd March 2017.

Government has now informed that since, the above orders dated 01.09.2010 of Hon'ble Supreme Court has a bearing on the question of revision of one-third restored pension of the absorbed pensioners, no orders for the revision of one-third pension in such cases could be issued so far. The matter would be examined in the light of dismissal of the Review Petitions mentioned above.
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&WhatsApp - 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Atal Pension Yojana (APY) included under Section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016


Atal Pension Yojana (APY) included under Section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016; 

APY currently has more than 54 lacs subscribers with an asset base of more than Rs. 2,200 crores.

With an objective of bringing in transparency, efficiency and to enable beneficiaries to get their entitlement directly in a convenient and seamless manner, Aadhaar card has been constituted as the primary document in identification of the beneficiary under the Aadhaar Act which came into effect from 12th September 2016.

Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has now been included under the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act. As per the provisions of the Act, any individual who is eligible to receive benefits under the APY will have to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo enrolment under Aadhaar authentication. A copy of the notification is attached.

Accordingly, an APY subscriber will have to get the Aadhaar number recorded in his or her APY pension account and also in his/ her savings account where the periodic pension contribution instalments are debited and government co-contribution is to be credited. In case a subscriber is not yet having an Aadhaar card, he/ she should immediately get him/ her enrolled for the Aadhaar card for which he or she can visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre. The list of all such centers is available on UIDAI website, www.uidai.gov.in.
PFRDA has identified nearly 12.35 lakh subscribers who are eligible for Government of India co- contribution for an amount upto Rs 1000 for the financial year 2016-17 which will be released to the eligible subscribers’ savings bank accounts which are seeded with Aadhaar. These subscribers are advised to approach their Bank or Postal Branch for seeding their Aadhar Number.

In the recent times, various new initiatives like online viewing of Statement of Transactions (SOT) and online PRAN card under APY have been taken up by PFRDA for facilitating subscribers under the scheme.
Atal Pension Yojana currently has more than 54 lacs subscribers with an asset base of more than Rs. 2,200 crores.

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7th Central Pay Commission and Pensioners: Petitioning Prime Minister of India


7th Central Pay Commission and Pensioners: Petitioning Prime Minister of India

Petitioning Prime Minister of India
7th Central Pay Commission and Pensioners
By Venu Gopal India

The 7th Central Pay commission in its recommendations have suggested that Pre-2016 pensioners should be compensated for the number of increments they were drawing in their retiring pay scale by giving 3% of basic pension per increment. This is a very beneficial step as far as pensioners are concerned because they will get increased pension. The increments in the retiring pay scale is earned as a result of a life time of service, 35 or 40 or more years of service in government posts.

The cabinet had generously accepted this recommendation of giving 3% per increment to the pensioners. Then one government official had pointed out that the necessary data for implementing this is not available. This is not true. all the relevant information of the pensioner is recorded and replicated in at least four places. In the original Pension Payment Order issued to the pensioner, in the head quarter of the office from which the pensioner had retired, the Central Pension Accounting Office, New Delhi and the Central Pension Processing Cell of the bank from which the pensioner gets the pension. An injustice is done to all the 52 lakh pensioners by denying them the benefit of the increments that they have earned by a life long service in Government establishments.

Hence it is requested that the Option 1 of the 7th CPC which takes into account the increments while fixing the pension be implemented and justice is done to the 52 lakhs Central Government Pensioners.
This petition will be delivered to:
Prime Minister of India

Click here to Sign the Petition at Change.org

High Expectation over announcement of 7th CPC Allowances and its Date of Effect


High Expectation over announcement of 7th CPC Allowances and its Date of Effect
7th CPC Allowances and its Date of Effect - Actual report in the current scenario

7th CPC Allowances-central-government-employees


7th CPC Allowances is now become a hottest topic of discussion and most expected matter by Central Staffs. Central Government confirmed officially that the Report of the Allowance Committee is submitted to the Government. Later the Cabinet Secretary told that Allowance Committee Report will be examined by the Expert Committee of Secretaries which was appointed initially to expedite the Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

It was said that the Cabinet Secretary Fixed 1st June 2017 for perusal of the report of the Allowances Committee by the Empowered Committee. Whether ECoS has finished its work or not is not known yet.
The Cabinet Committee under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has met On 7th June 2017. There was lot of expectation on that day that the Cabinet would announce its decision about 7th CPC Allowances. But nothing has been announced so far.

The CG Staff have been frustrated by the Government’s approach towards settling the issue of 7th CPC Allowances. The Government servants are considerably losing monetary benefits they are supposed to get from the implementation of 7th CPC Recommendation. They are expecting the following two things to be decided at the earliest.

The amount of Increase in the Rates and Percentage of Allowances What will be the Date of effect ..?
Delaying the Decision on the above two issues are the main reason for the frustration of Central Government Employees. The Federation are trying their level best to give pressure through agitation program to invite the attention of Central Government to announce the 7th CPC Allowances as soon as possible.

Mass Dharna and Strike Programme by Postal Employees on issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees - 10 Points Charter of Demand


Mass Dharna and Strike Programme by Postal Employees on issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees - 10 Points Charter of Demand

10-Points-Charter-of-Demands-cg-employees

 National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001

CIRCULAR
Ref: PF-12/Agitation/2017
Dated - 06.06.2017
To,
All General Secretaries/NFPE office bearers
All circle/Divisional & Branch Secretaries

Dear Comrades,
As you are aware that for the last two years so many burning issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees are lying unsettled at the level of Directorate. We have discussed these issues several times with Secretary, Post and other higher officers of the Department in formal and informal meetings, but we are highly regretted to inform that there is no improvement in any matter.

NFPE Federal Executive Meeting held on 12.05.2017 has reviewed the whole situation in detail and after threadbare discussion, the following agitational programme has been decided for the below mentioned 10 points charter of Demand.

As per decision of Federal Executive we wanted to launch this agitational programme under banner of PJCA. We tried our best to convince the FNPO leadership to join but they are not agreed. So we have decided to launch the programme under banner of NFPE.

AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME
Phase- I - Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date - 20.06.2017
Phase - II - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date - 12.07.2017
Phase - III - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date - 26.07.2017
Phase IV - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:
1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.
3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.
4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
5. Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.
6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
7. Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8. Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.
9. Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

NPS CONVENTION
A convention on New Pension Scheme is going to be held at Shah Auditorium Civil Lines New Delhi on 10th June - 2017 jointly under banner of Confederation & All India State Govt. Employees Federation. NFPE has allotted quota to all wings. All are requested to ensure cent percent participation in the convention.

GDS - MARCH TO COMMUNICATION MINISTER’S OFFICE
AIPEU Union - GDS has decided to organize GDS-March to communication Minister’s office - Sanchar Bhawan - New Delhi 27th July 2017. All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to mobilize maximum no. of GDS in March and more employees should take past from nearby circles and Divisions to Delhi. All leadership of NFPE union should also take part in the march.

CASUAL LABOURER UNIONS PROGRAMMES
All India Postal, Casual, Part-time, Contingent workers Federation has decided the following programme of action.

1. Indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office Chennai from 27th June 2017.
2. All India Workshop on 13th August 2017 (Venue will be intimated later).
3. Massive Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th August 2017.

NFPE appeals to entire leadership to extend maximum co-operation and help to make the programmes of casual labourers union a grand success.
Comrades,

The administration is in deep slumber. We have to awake them by giving alarming bell by organizing all these programmes in a very successful manner. As NFPE we have to prove our strength.

We as NFPE appeal to the entire rank and file to make every programme a grand success. We will chalk out campaign programme of All India leaders very soon.

All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to Circulate the Charter of demands and agitational programme among all members after translating in regional languages.

Circle leaders should also chalk out campaign programme in their respective circles.
Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.

With revolutionary greetings,
Yours comradely,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110001
No. PF-12/2017
Dated : 05th June, 2017
To,
Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110001

Sub: - Inordinate delay in settlement of the long pending problems faced by the Postal and RMS employees.

Sir,
For the last two years we have brought the following burning issues of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual Labourers to the notice of the Directorate for amicable settlement. We have also discussed these cases several times with the administration in the formal meetings and informal meetings. Every time, it was assured that immediate action will be taken for early settlement of the issues raised by us. But we are sorry to state that other than repeated assurances, the things have not moved an inch forward and even now the situation is the same. As a result, most of the important issues raised by us remain unsettled and day-by-day more issues are getting accumulated. Employees at the lower level are the worst victims of this situation and their anger and discontentment is growing day- by-day. Unless immediate remedial measures are not taken to settle the issues in a time-bound manner through negotiation, the situation may go from bad to worse.

The following are the issues pending settlement at Directorate level.
1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.
3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.
4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
5. Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.
6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
7. Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8. Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.
9. Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.
As a responsible organisation, we have been extending full support and cooperation to the administration, in running the department in a most efficient manner and also for induction of high technology and increasing the revenue and productivity. But we regret to note that it has become a one-sided affair and the top level administration has failed to reciprocate the positive attitude shown by the employees.

The Federal Executive meeting of National Federation of Postal Employees which met at New Delhi on 12.05.2017 has viewed with grave concern the situation prevailing in the Department of Posts. The meeting has come to the inescapable conclusion that we can no longer be taken for granted by the administration, if the genuine and legitimate demands of the employees are not settled in a time bound manner through negotiations. The Federal Executive meeting further decided to organize following phased programme of action culminating in strike, for realization of the demands mentioned above.

Phase- I - Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date - 20.06.2017

Phase - II - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date - 12.07.2017

Phase - III - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date - 26.07.2017

Phase IV - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

We once again like to make it clear that we want to avoid a confrontation with the Administration and earnestly hope that the Secretary, Department of Posts, shall come forward for a negotiated settlement. On the other hand, we will be left with no alternative, but to go ahead with our agitational programmes as mentioned above.

Awaiting positive response,
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/

7th Pay Commission: Revised Allowances Likely From July, Says Report

7th Pay Commission: Revised Allowances Likely From July, Says Report
7th Pay Commission
 
The Lavasa committee has suggested some modifications to 7th pay commissions recommendations on some allowances.


Central government employees are likely to get revised allowances (including HRA) from next month, reported. Revised 7th pay commission related allowances are expected to give a further boost to consumer spending and thus the broader economy, analysts say. The report, citing sources, said that the Cabinet could take up the proposal of 7th pay commission allowances later this month. The Ashok Lavasa committee, which examined the 7th pay commission's recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. An Empowered Committee of Secretaries was set up screen the report and firm up proposals for the Cabinet.

The Lavasa committee suggested some modifications in some allowances that are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories, the finance ministry said in a statement.

The government had last year accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. The 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.

The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA or dearness allowance crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when it crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

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.

The Cabinet had earlier approved modification in recommendations of the 7th pay commission relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on recommendations of a high-level panel. The decision will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS


REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

No, 17-1/2017-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 1 10001
Dated:30.05.2017
To
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General

Sub: REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

I am directed to refer to this office letters Nos. 17-1712010 -GDS dated 14.12.2010 and 17.12.2015 vide which instructions on engagement of dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevak on compassionate grounds have been issued.

2.The Scheme has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided to introduce revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks. Under the revised scheme point system has been dispensed with and scheme has been extended to dependents of missing GDS also.

3.The scheme will come into effect from the date of issue of the letter and will be applicable to all cases pending and arising on or after the said date. The cases which have already been settled will not be reopened.

4.The revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks is attached.
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(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General
(GDS/PCC)
REVISED SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS.

1.Object
The object of the Scheme is to grant engagement on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Gramin Dak Sevak dying while in service as a GDS, to relieve the family of the GDS concerned from financial destitution and to help it to get over the emergency.

2.To Whom applicable
To a dependent family member of a regularly selected and engaged Gramin Dak Sevak who dies while in service (including death by suicide)

Note 1 "Dependent Family Member" means the following:
(a) Spouse; or
(b) Son including adopted son; or
(c) Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS; or
(d) Daughter including adopted daughter; or
(e) Married/widowed daughter/divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of hislher death: or
(f) Daughter in law of deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on GDS, if the only son of the GDS is predeceased, provided she gives an undertaking that she is not availing the same benefit from her own parenthood.
(g) Brother or sister in the case of unmanied GDS wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his/her death.

Note 2 "Gramin Dak Sevak" for the purpose of these instructions means a GDS engaged on regular basis after undergoing a formal selection procedure and not one working on adhoc/provisional basis or as a substitute or trainee.

3.Authority competent to make compassionate engagement.
(a) Head of Circle will be competent to make compassionate engagements to GDS posts within the Circle.
(b) All cases will be considered by a Committee on Compassionate Engagement (CCE) and recommendations of the Committee will be put up to the Head of the Circle for final decision.
(c) The composition of CCE the will be same as the one constituted for cases of departmental officials.
(d) The Committee will meet bi-monthly i.e. in March, May, and July and so on for considering the cases arising during the previous two months. For example, the cases received during Jan and Feb will. be considered in March and cases received during March and April will be considered in May.

4.Posts to which such engagements can be made
Compassionate engagements will be made only to GDS posts.

5.Eligibility
(a) The family deserves immediate assistance of relief from financial destitution; and
(b) Applicant for compassionate appointment should be eligible and suitable for the post in all respects as per the conditions prescribed for normal regular selection to the GDS post for which being considered.

6.A. Exemptions
Compassionate engagements are exempted from the observance of the following requirements:-
(a) Engagement procedure such as notification of vacancies, reference to employment exchange etc.
(b) Checking of availability of surplus posts or posts identified for redeployment etc.

B.Relaxations
  1. a) Generally, there shall be no relaxation in age conditions except as prescribed for reserved categories. However Upper age limit could be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. The lower age limit should, however, in no case be relaxed below 18 years of age. Powers to relax the Upper age limit of the applicant are vested with Head of the Circle.
  2. b) There shall be no relaxation in basic educational qualifications prescribed for the GDS post for which the applicant is being considered.
Note 1 Age eligibility shall be determined with reference to the date of application and not the date of engagement.

7.Determination/availability of vacancies
(a) Engagement on compassionate grounds should be made only on regular basis and that too only, against regular GDS vacancies.

(b) To the extent possible, compassionate engagement should be offered to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased GDS normally resides. However, if there are no suitable vacancies to immediately engage the applicant, any post in the same sub division or division may be offered.

8.Time limit for considering applications for compassionate engagements.
(a) Subject to instructions on the subject issued and amended from time to time, any application for compassionate appointment is to be considered without any time limit and decision taken on merit of each case.

(b) Within 15 days from date of death of a GDS, the family should be informed about the scheme of Compassionate Engagement along with a list of regular GDS vacancies available in the division, as on the date of death of the GDS and acknowledgement should be obtained and kept on record.
(c) Head of the Circle should consider and decide the case within three months from the date of receipt of application.

9.Consideration of belated requests
(a) As per para 8 (b) above, the family will be informed about the scheme and vacancies by the Department within 15 days from the date of death of the GDS. Request for compassionate engagement should be submitted within a reasonable time.

(b) Requests received after one year from date of death of the GDS will be considered as belated requests. Such cases should be recommended by the CCE only if the reasons given by the applicant are found to be genuine and convincing.

(c) While considering belated requests, the CCE/Head of Circle should keep in mind the fact that the concept of compassionate engagement is largely related to the need for immediate assistance to the family of the GDS in order to relieve it from economic distress. The very fact that the family has been able to manage somehow for long should normally be taken as adequate proof that the family had some dependable means of subsistence. Therefore, examination of such cases would call for a great deal of circumspection. The decision to make appointment on compassionate grounds in such cases may, therefore, be taken only after thorough scrutiny of all facts by Committee on Compassionate Engagement.

(d) Whether a request for compassionate engagement is belated or not may be decided with reference to the date of death of the GDS and not the age of the applicant at the time of consideration.

10.Widow engaged on compassionate grounds getting remarried
A widow engaged on compassionate grounds will be allowed to continue in service even after re-marriage.

11.Where there is an earning member
(a) Detailed examination will be required in cases with special features, like cases of belated requests or where there is another earning member in the family etc.

(b) In deserving cases even where there is already an earning member in the family a dependent family member may be considered for compassionate engagement, if the Compassionate Engagement Committee is satisfied that grant of compassionate engagement is justified having regard to number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the GDS, income of the earning member as also his liabilities including the fact the earning member is residing with the family of the GDS and whether he/she should not be a source of support to their members of the family.

12.Missing Gramin Dak Sevak
Cases of missing Gramin Dak Sevaks are also covered under the scheme for compassionate engagement subject to the following conditions:-
(a) A request for grant of compassionate engagement can be considered only after a lapse of at least 2 years from the date from which the GDS has been missing, provided that:
(i) An FIR to this effect has been lodged with the Police,
(ii) The missing person is not traceable, and
(iii) The competent authority feels that the case is genuine;
(b) This benefit will not be applicable to a GDS :-
(i) who had less than two years for normal discharge from service on the date from which he/she has been missing; or
(ii) who is suspected to have committed fraud, or suspected to have joined any terrorist organization or suspected to have gone abroad.
(c) Compassionate engagement in the case of a missing GDS also would not be a matter of right as in the case of others and it will be subject to the fulfillment of all the conditions, including availability of vacancy, laid down for such engagement under the scheme:
(d) While considering such a request, the results of the Police investigation should also be taken into account; and
(e) A decision on any such request for compassionate engagement should be taken at the level of the Head of Circle.

13.Procedure
(a) Prescribed pro forma may be used for ascertaining necessary information and processing the cases of compassionate engagements in normal cases.
(b) An officer not below the rank of an Inspector should meet the members of the family of the GDS in question immediately after his/her death to advise and assist them in submitting necessary information for considering compassionate engagement. The applicant should be called in person at the very first stage and advised in person about the requirements and formalities to be completed by him.
(c) All cases of compassionate engagement including belated requests and cases with special features (like presence of other earning members in the family etc.) may be considered by the CCE on bi-monthly basis and its recommendations should be submitted to the Head of Circle. A final decision maybe taken by the Head of Circle based on the recommendations of the Committee
(d) An application for engagement of a dependent of the deceased GDS as a GDS on compassionate grounds should be considered and decided by the Head of Circle within three months from the date of receipt of application.
(e) If, due to any grounds, a request for compassionate engagement is rejected, a speaking order should be issued by the Head of Circle.

14.Undertaking for maintenance of the family of the deceased GDS
A person engaged on compassionate grounds under the scheme should give an undertaking in writing that he/she will properly maintain the other family members who were dependent on the GDS in question and in case it is proved subsequently (at any time) that the family members are being neglected or are not being maintained properly by him/her, the engagement may be terminated forthwith. Such a clause will also be incorporated as one of the additional conditions in the offer of engagement applicable only in the case of engagement on compassionate grounds.

15.Request for change in post/person
When a person has been engaged on compassionate grounds to a particular GDS post, the circumstances, which led to such engagement, should deem to have ceased to exist. Therefore,
(a) he/she should strive in his/he career like any other GDS for future advancement and any request for engagement to any higher post on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected.
(b) an engagement made on compassionate grounds cannot be transferred to.any other person and any request for the same on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected

16.Seniority
Seniority of the person engaged as GDS on compassionate ground will be determined on the basis of his/her initial date of joining the GDS post and his/her position in the seniority list of GDS of the unit concerned will be determined accordingly.

17.Termination of engagement
(a) The compassionate engagement can be terminated on the ground of non compliance of any condition stated in the offer of engagement after providing an opportunity to the person concerned by way of issue of show cause notice asking him/her to explain why his/her services should not be terminated for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of engagement and for this purpose, it is not necessary to follow the detailed disciplinary procedures prescribed in rules/instructions.

(b) The power of termination of engagement for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of compassionate appointment will vest only with the Head of Circle, in all cases.
Proforma to be used for intimating the family about the scheme is given in Annexure I and Form for seeking compassionate engagement is given in Annexure 2.

Original Circular

7th Pay Commission: Suspense Over Higher Allowances


7th Pay Commission: Suspense Over Higher Allowances

Higher-Allowances-7thCPC

New Delhi: Suspense over when would be higher allowances announced even one month 11 days passed after the 'Committee on Allowances' submitted its review report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitey.

The higher allowances were not part of the agenda for the union cabinet meeting yesterday because Finance Minister Arun Jaitley embarked on a four-day visit to Paris on Tuesday.

The higher allowances including HRA under 7th Pay Commission recommendations is now expected to be placed in the next cabinet meeting after Jaitley will return to India on June 10 from Paris.

The 7th Pay Commission proposals on salary and pension had already been approved in June 2016 with effect from January 1, 2016 but central government employees are now drawing allowances at old rates.
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.

Employee unions were opposed it that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to review it.

The Committee on Allowances submitted its review report this year on April 27.

The report was then taken up by the Department of Expenditure for examination, following which it was passed on to Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha set up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The Media reports said the Empowered Committee of Secretaries prepared the report on higher allowances for cabinet nod and the E-CoS dittoed the report of the committee on allowances but the report of the committee on allowances hasn't made public.

The committee on allowances also stuck with the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations on allowances, a Finance Ministry official involved with the process told The Sen Times on condition of anonymity.

The 7th Pay Commission also recommended slashing the House Rent Allowance (HRA) from 30, 20 and 10 per cent to 24, 16 and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.

The central government employees unions demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 percent of basic pay instead of 24, 16 and 8 percent.

They also demanded the government to implement higher allowances without further delay with effect from January 1, 2016.

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT as on 7th June 2017


A. Approved by Cabinet - 23
B. Pending Proposals - 15

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT as on 7th June 2017 

A. 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 and 23/01/201218/04/2013
3,Indian Revenue Service19/02/2013 and GoM**    on 29/04/201323/05/2013
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

B.Pending Proposals
S. No.Name of the ServiceStatus
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (3)
1.Indian Naval MaterialManagement ServiceThe 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. Ministry of  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 (12)
4.Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)Approvals of Secretary, as the Chairman of the CRC has approved the proposal of CISF as proposed by DoPT and DoE.  File is under submission for approval of MoS (PP) & FM on the recommendations of CRC
5.Railway Protection ForceCRC meeting held on 29.07.2013. 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.
6.Indian P&T Building WorksClarification from P&TBW has been received and the proposal is under examination.
7.Indian    Railways Personnel ServiceApproval of Secretary (Personnel) has been obtained and sent to DoE for approval of Secretary (Expenditure)
8.Indian Railways Traffic Service
-Do-
9.Indian Railways Stores Service
-Do-
10.Indian Railways Accounts Service
-Do-
11.Indian  Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers
-Do-
12.Indian  Railways Service of Electrical Engineers
-Do-
13.Indian   Railways Service of Engineers
-Do-
14.Indian   Railways Service of Signal Engineers
-Do-
15.Sashastra Seema  Bal (SSB) (Group "A" Combatised)
-Do-
4. With Department of Expenditure (0)
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (0)

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. whatsoever required. The above DO letter may be accessed at www.dopt.gov.in
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(Manoj Gupta)
Under Secretary
Deptt. of Personnel & Trg.
Govt. of India
Source: dopt.gov.in

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel


One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II
Ministry of Defence
Department of EX-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi,
Dated :06.06. 2017
CORRIGENDUM
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces personnel.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated
7.11.2015. The following amendments are made in said letter:

Line 2 of Para 4
For: 13(3)1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv)
Read: 13(3)I(i) (b), 13(3)II(i)(b), 13 (3)III(iv)
  1. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. PC.1 to 10(11)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 305.2017.
Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
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(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Signed Copy

Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows Enhanced


Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows Enhanced

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
08-June-2017 17:05 IST
Penury Grant to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows Enhanced

The government has enhanced penury grant to non-pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows to Rs. 4,000/- per month from the existing rate of Rs. 1,000/- p.m., payable from April 2017. The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley approved the enhancement of the penury grant following the demands by different stake holders, including Ex-servicemen Associations, Rajya Sainik Boards, Ex-servicemen/widows. Recently, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri N N Vohra had also sent a proposal to Shri Jaitley to increase the amount to Rs. 4,000/-

The penury grant is provided to non-pensioner Ex-servicemen/widows, who are above 65 years of age by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence through Kendriya Sainik Board.
The step of enhancement of penury grant will benefit a large number of non-pensioner Ex-servicemen and widows who are in a state of penury. It was last revised from one time grant of Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 1,000/- per month in October 2011.

PIB

Fixation of Pay on up-gradation of Grade Pay of IPs/ASPs under MACP Scheme


Fixation of Pay on up-gradation of Grade Pay of IPs/ASPs under MACP Scheme

No. 7-8/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001
Date : 30.05.2017

Sub :- Fixation of Pay on up-gradation of Grade Pay of IPs/ASPs under MACP Scheme.

The Directorate was in receipt of various references from Circles to clarify how to fix the pay of IPs/ASPs, who had already been granted financial upgradation under MACPS, in the event of upgradation of Grade Pay of these cadres by the Seventh Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The matter was examined and referred to DoP&T. The DoP&T has informed vide its communication no. 1229734/17/CR dated 18.4.2017 to  maintain status quo as under:-

The impact of upgradation of pay scales of certain posts by the 7th CPC on MACPS is being examined in this Department, in consultation with D/o Expenditure. The requisite clarification will be issued in due course.

3.The Department of Posts may be requested to maintain status quo in the matter till the decision is being taken by this Department.

This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
sd/-
(R.L. Patel)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)
Signed Copy

DEFENCE: Compassionate Appointment - clarification

Compassionate Appointment - clarification regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
ADMIN - II SECTION
10-A, SK. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA:700001

No. 032/AN-II/Comp. Apptt/Vol-XX
Dated: 05.06.2017
To
All Group Controllers
Avadi/Ambajhari/Kanpur/Jabalpur/Dehradun/Kirkee/Medak/Bolangi r/ Bengal Group of Factories.

Subject: Compassionate Appointment - clarification regarding.

A copy of HQrs. Office Circular No. AN/VIII/19001/Circular/VoHI dated 22/05/2017 along with copies of MOD D(Lab) Endorsement No. 19(1)/2016-D(Lab) (Pt.) dated 24/10/2016 and MOD ID. No. 19(1)/2016-D(Lab)(Pt.II) dated 06/03/2017 on the above subject are forwarded herewith for information, compliance, guidance and necessary action please.

All branch offices may please be informed accordingly.

Please acknowledge receipt.
Encl. Three.
sd/-
Dy. Controller of Accounts (AN)


Circular /Most - Immediate

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT - 110010

No. AN/VIII/19001/Circular/Vol-II
Dated: 22.05.2017
To,
The PCsDA /CsDA PCA (Fys)

Subject :- Compassionate appointment -clarification regarding.

Copies of Ministry of Defence D(Lab) ID No.19(1)/2016-D(Lab)(Pt II) dated 06.03.2010 and Ministry of Defence D(Lab) ID No.19(1)/2016-D (Lab)(Pt II) 24.10.2016 on the above subject are forwarded herewith for compliance, guidance and necessary action.
sd/-
(R. Renganathan)
For CGDA


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

Sub : Compassionate appointment - clarification regarding.

A reference was received from Directorate General of Signals seeking clarification on the following points:-
(a) whether married sister can be considered for compassionate appointment? and,
(b) whether dependents of the deceased Armed Forces personnel who committed suicide can be considered for compassionate appointment?

2.The matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training. It is clarified that
(a) A married sister in the case of unmarried Government servant or member of the Armed Forces can also be considered for compassionate appointment, subject to the conditions that-
(i) she was wholly dependent on the Government servant at the time of his/her death in harness or retirement on medical grounds.
(ii) she must support other dependent members of the family.
(b) The dependent family member of Armed Force personnel who has committed suicide may also be considered for compassionate appointment.
sd/-
(Biswajit Guha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

Sub : Compassionate appointment - clarification regarding.

A reference was received from MGO Branch through D(O-II) Section seeking clarification regarding inclusion of dependent divorced daughter as ‘Dependent Family Member’ for allocation of points as well as for appointment on compassionate appointment.

2.It is stated that the matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training. It is clarified that a divorced daughter may be considered as a dependent family member of the deceased Government servant for compassionate appointment and also for the purpose of allocation of points, subject to the conditions that-

(i) she was wholly dependent on the Government servant at the time of his/her death in harness or retirement on medical grounds; and
(ii) she must support other dependent members of the family.
sd/-
(Biswajit Guha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of lndia
Signed Copy

PFRDA conducts workshop on National Pension System (NPS) for Corporates in coordination with FICCI at Ahmedabad

PFRDA conducts workshop on National Pension System (NPS) for Corporates in coordination with FICCI at Ahmedabad; 

Overall number of NPS and APY subscribers have crossed 1.60 crores with overall Asset under Management (AUM) of more than 1,87,000 crores

Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) in its endeavor to promote NPS among the Corporates have embarked upon conducting NPS Workshops at various locations across the country. A Corporate Meet was conducted at Ahmedabad,Gujarat today in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Gujarat State Council.

Addressing the participants, Shri Akhilesh Kumar, Deputy General Manager, PFRDA informed them about the longevity scenario across the world and the need of pension in old age and sounded the importance of pension to be considered by everyone. National Pension System (NPS) promoted by the Central Government provides the platform to every segment of the society for savings for retirement and briefed the contours of NPS for old age income security. He requested the participants to utilize this meet for better understanding of NPS and implementing the same in their respective organizations. He highlighted the key factor of low cost pension product - NPS for a valuable pension in the old age.

Shri Kumar Sharadindu, MD & CEO, SBI Pension Fund Management Company Limited briefed the role of the Pension Funds under NPS architecture and the benefits of long term investment and the optimal return being generated by the Pension Fund following the investment guidelines issued by PFRDA.

Dr Param Shah, Head, FICCI Gujarat State Council in his welcome address lauded the efforts of PFRDA for organizing such meetings across the country and creating awareness about NPS which can be effective platform for corporates to provide pension to their employees.

As on 09th June 2017, more than 6.09 lacs employees of 3,593 Registered Corporates have joined NPS under NPS Corporate Model. More than 4.62 lacs subscribers have joined NPS under NPS-All Citizen Model. The overall number of NPS and APY subscribers have crossed 1.60 crores with overall Asset under Management (AUM) of more than 1,87,000 crores.

More than 80 participants from around 50 corporates attended the workshop. Ahmedabad / Gujarat based POPs were also present for the workshop. PFRDA official gave a detailed presentation on NPS and informed the participants about the features, benefits and the process of joining NPS to the employees as well as to the employers. Official of Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP gave a presentation on Tax benefits of NPS as compared to other financial products. Two Ahmedabad based Registered Corporates- namely Adani Power and Arvind Limited, informed the participants about their experience of facilitating NPS to their employees and the need and benefits of implementing NPS in the organization.
PFRDA officials clarified the queries regarding joining of NPS, tax benefits, POPs details, timelines, transfer of superannuation fund to NPS, annuity etc to the participants.
The recent developments under NPS-Private Sector (All citizen and Corporate) are listed below:
  1. Process of Transfer of Superannuation / Recognised Provident Fund to National Pension System.
  2. Allowing option to change the investment choice or asset allocation ratio  twice in a financial year
iii.  Dispensing of requirement of submission of physical application form in case of subscriber opening account online and e-Signing the document.
  1. Introduction of Alternative Investment Fund-a separate class of Asset 'A'
  2. Introduction of two new life cycle funds (LC 75 and LC 25)
  3. Under Tier-I account, minimum contribution requirement in a financial year is reduced from Rs 6,000/- to Rs 1,000/-
PFRDA's endeavor is to significantly scale-up these segments during the ongoing months.

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Standard Operating Procedure for Engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP

Standard Operating Procedure for Engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP.

SOP for Engagement of Ministries/Department with PFMS and NTRP

F. No. S-11012/e-payment-PFMS/9(4)TA-II/2016-17/553
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan. GPO Complex
E-Block, INA, New Delhi - 110023
Date: 07.06.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Standard Operating Procedure for Engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP.

Reference is invited to this office QM. No. S-11012/e-payment-PFMS/9(4VTA-II/2016-17/251 dated 22nd March, 2017 regarding engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PF MS and NTRP.

2. With reference to above, a Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) containing necessary guidelines / instructions for engagement of Ministries/Departments of Government of India with PFMS and NTRP is enclosed for information and necessary action. All the Ministries/Departments of Central Government are required to go through the SoP in order to submit their proposals for integration with PFMS and NTRP to office of CGA through their Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs. O/o CGA, alter examining the proposal with respect to the relevant Rules/Provisions of GAR, R& P Rules, GFR, DFPR etc., will forward the same to PFMS for further necessary action. The PFMS will process the proposal in consultation with the concerned Ministry/Department and CGA and implement the same finally under intimation to CGA and Ministries/Departments concerned.

3. The proposal may contain the following:-
a) The reason for integration - Payment/Receipt/Accounting/Reporting;
b) The nature of the facility which is to be integrated- Whether manual access needed or portal available
c) The details regarding portal and integration
1. Objective
ii. Scope
iii. Deliverables
iv. Status of development
v. The future Phases
vi. Timelines
d) 'AS IS' and 'TO BE' process
e) Process flows and business rules of the line function
f) Any Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) envisaged
g) Timeline envisaged for integration
h) Resources, if any available to support development
i) Expectation from PFMS/ office of CGA
j) Team for integration and nodal officer- coordinates
3. All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs of Ministries/Departments of Central Government may circulate these instructions to various Departments/Wings/Divisions of their ministries for information and necessary action.

4. The Non-Civil Ministries/Departments i.e. Railways, Defence, Posts and Telecommunications may submit their proposals to this office through their accounting heads.

This issues with the approval of the Controller General of Accounts.
(Dr. Shakuntala)
Joint Controller General of Accounts
Encl: As above.
To
1. All Secretaries of the Civil Ministries/Departments of Government of India
2. Secretary (Defence Finance), Ministry of Defence
3. Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ministry of Defence
4. Financial Commissioner, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board
5. Member (Finance), Department of Telecommunications
6. Financial Advisers of all Civil Ministries/ Departments
7. Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Posts
8. All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (I/c) of Ministries/Departments
Copy to:
l. PPS to CGA
2. PPS to Addl, CGA (GPG)
3. PPS to Addl, CGA (C)

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