Thursday, 6 July 2017

7th CPC Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance tables

7th CPC Concordance tables for Pre-2016 Pensioners - Pensioners Portal issued on 6.7.2017
Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance
tables- regarding.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 6th July, 2017

Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance
tables- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 12.05.2017 on the above subject and to say that instructions were issued for revision of pension / family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 in respect of Central civil pensioners / family pensioners who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016 by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale / pay band and grade pay at which they retired I died. It was provided that 50% of such notional pay shall be the revised pension and 30% of the notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

2. It was also provided that the revision of pension will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. Based on the fitment tables provided by the Department of Expenditure, concordance tables for fixation of notional pay and pension / family pension of employees who retired/died in various grades during the 4th, 5th and 5th Pay Commission periods have been prepared and the same are enclosed herewith. In the case of those employees who retired/died before 01.01.1986, these concordance tables may be used based on their notional pay as on 01.01.1986, which was fixed in accordance with this Department’s OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW(D)(iii) dated 10.02.1998.

3. Separate tables have been given in respect of pre- 01.01.2016 pensioners who retired in the Group 'D' pay scales corresponding to 5th CPC grade pay of Rs. 1300/-, Rs. 1400/-, Rs. 1600/- and Rs. 1650/- {Table No. 1 to Table No. 4) and for pensioners who retired during 6th CPC period after upgradation to the Grade pay of Rs. 1800/- (Table No. 5 to Table No. 8). The pension/family pension of such pensioners/family pensioners may be revised using the appropriate Table.

4. These concordance tables have been prepared to facilitate revision of  pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by the concerned pension sanctioning authorities. Due care has been taken to prepare these concordance tables based on the fitment tables for fixation of pay from 4th to 5th,  and 5th to 6th Pay Commission. In case of any inconsistency in the concordance tables vis-a-vis the relevant rules/instructions, the notional pay and pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners may be fixed in accordance with the rules/instructions applicable for fixation of pay in the intervening Pay Commission periods.

5. It is requested that the pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners may be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM of even no dated 12.05.2017 and using the concordance tables enclosed herewith.

6. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance ( Department of Expenditure) vide their Diary No. 1(13)/EV/2017 dated 05.07.2017.
(Harjit Singh)
Click to view Concordance Table for Pensioners

7th CPC Pension Revision of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners: Important Circular by PCA(Fys)

7th CPC Pension Revision of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners: Important Circular by PCA(Fys)

Implementation of Govt's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners: Important Circular by PCA(Fys)

Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence
Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys),
10A, S. K. Bose Road. Kolkata-700001

Dated: 04/07/2017
Important Circular

Sub: Implementation of Govt's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners, etc.

Reference: PCDA (P) Allahabad letter No. G1/C/01999/Vol- I/Tech, dated 30.05.2017.

Kindly refer PCDA (Pension) Allahabad letter under reference on the subject. The details are available on PCDA (P), Allahabad Official website

2. The PCDA (P), Allahabad, based on Go! Orders, has asked to furnish Aadhar No. Mobile No., PAN no. & Email-id of pensioner/family pensioner or spouse in the LPC- cum-Data sheet, all the pensioner/family pensioners who retired from this Office may kindly forward the details in the proforma annexed.

3. The information may be sent through fax, Email or by post as per the details given below.
FAX No. : 033-2248-0991
Postal address: 10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata -700001

4. For any enquiry/ clarification on the subject, pensioners may contact Shri K.C.Giri, Sr. Accounts Officer (AN) on Phone No. 7584045239
(Hanuman Prasad)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts (AN)

Personal Details in r/o _____________________________ for revision of Pension as per PCDA(P). Allahabad letter No. G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech dated 30.05.2017.

1Name of Pensioner/Family Pensioner (in block letter)
2Date of retirement
3PPO No.
4PAN No.
5Aadhar No.
6Mobile No.
8Copy of original PPO


Recognition of Service Associations under the CCS (Recognition of Service Associations) Rules, 1993

Recognition of Service Associations under the CCS (Recognition of Service Associations) Rules, 1993.
No. 17/1/2017-R&R and DC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003.
Date: 29.06.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recognition of Service Associations under the CCS (Recognition of Service Associations) Rules, 1993.

The undersigned is directed to say that recognition of Central Secretariat Service Associations expired in 2013 on completion of a period of five years. Since 2012, this department has consistently pursuing renewal of their recognition by re-verification of required membership under extant rules. In spite of all efforts, it could not be ascertained. Service Associations have also failed to prove that they have required members for re-verification and renewal of their recognition.

2. As such, the matter has been examined again and as decided, recognition of all five Service Associations (i.e. Central Secretariat Clerical Service Association, Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees' Union, Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Association, Central Secretariat Staff Car Drivers' Association & Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Gazetted Officers' Association) is, hereby, annulled.

3. Now, Associations/Group of employees belonging to the Central Secretariat Services, Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service, Central Secretariat Clerical Service etc., who wish to seek recognition under the CCS(Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993 may submit their application for recognition by 31st July, 2017. Associations which have earlier applied are also required to submit fresh applications. The applications may be sent to this Department along with the following documents :
(a) Memorandum of Association (MOA);
(b) Constitution / Bye-laws of the Association;
(c) Names of Office-bearers of the Associations along with their designation, elected from the cadre(s) the Association represents;
(d) Ministry/Department wise list of estimated membership of the Association

2. Constitution / Bye-laws of the Association must be in conformity with the CCS(Recognition of Service Associations) Rules, 1993. For the sake of convenience, the salient features of the Constitution are re-iterated in the Annexure.

3. Recognition will be accorded to the Association on fulfilling the conditions prescribed in the aforesaid rules and orders instructions issued thereunder from time to time.

4. All Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Central Secretariat are
requested to give wide publicity to the contents of this Office Memorandum, so that the Service Associations of the Central Secretariat may submit their applications by 31st July, 2017.

5. Application(s) received after 31st July, 2017 will not be entertained and will be returned as received.

(S.K. Mandi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

JIGYASA - Student-Scientist connect programme launched

"JIGYASA" - Student-Scientist connect programme launched 

Signing of MoU between CSIR & KVS
Student-Scientist connect programme "JIGYASA".

1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas connect with 38 CSIR Laboratories targeting one lakh students and nearly 1000 teachers annually

Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was officially launched in the national capital today. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this programme. The focus is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student's classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.
Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister for Science & Technology, Dr Harshvardhan said, that the Jigyasa programme was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a new India and "Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR)" of scientific community and institutions. It is a historic day when two ministries are collaborating on the Youth who are the future of the nation. The day also coincides with the birthday of Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who is an inspirational figure and a role model for all Indians.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar said that "to inculcate scientific temper among the students we have to make them aware about the impact of science on the society. Science has played a very important role in changing our lives". Thanking Dr Harshvardhan and CSIR, Shri Javadekar further said that access to these premier institutions is only the beginning. CSIR will also talent hunt among the visiting students for furthering the cause of scientific development. The Minister also informed that he will personally review the status periodically.

CSIR has been contributing for several decades for socio-economic development in the country. It has been through development and deployment of knowledge base focused at Technology and Innovation. CSIR has also been playing a key role in human resource development, in particular training of the young researchers through Ph. D. programmes in diverse fields.

The "JIGYASA" would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.

The program will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects. The model of engagement includes:
  • Student Residential Programmes;
  • Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists;
  • Lab specific activities / Onsite Experiments;
  • Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes;
  • Science and Maths Clubs;
  • Popular Lecture Series/ demonstration programme at Schools;
  • Student Apprenticeship Programmes;
  • Science Exhibitions;
  • Projects of National Children's Science Congress;
  • Teacher Workshops; and
  • Tinkering Laboratories.
"JIGYASA" is one of the major initiative taken up by CSIR at national level, during its Platinum Jubilee Celebration Year. CSIR is widening and deepening its Scientific Social Responsibility further with the programme.


Best quality homes under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin)

Best quality homes under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) 

Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) or PMAY-G on 20th November, 2016 from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Using a variety of designs vetted by technical institutions, local materials and trained masons, carefully selected beneficiaries, who were homeless or living in 0,1,2, kuchcha room with kuchcha roof and kutcha walls, are building the finest quality homes with the enhanced unit cost of nearly Rs. 1.5 lakh through convergence.

In partnership with the State Governments, the challenge of completing 51 lakh Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) homes by March, 2018 is appearing possible. Already over 33 lakh houses are at different levels of construction and the remaining 18 lakh are also in the process of starting work after due approvals. On an average, a house is taking 4 to 8 months after actual physical start of work compared to 1 to 3 years in the past. There are negligible inclusion errors of ineligible beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) due to three stage selection filters- use of SECC 2011 data, validation by Gram Sabha, and Geo-tagging with photos of existing house of the beneficiary using space technology. All payments are IT/DBT enabled and the beneficiaries receive it through their Bank account. This has not only brought down corruption, but also has improved the quality of houses constructed.

So far, nearly 55,000 houses are already completed and approximately 10 lakhs are at the advanced stages of completion. States like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand have done very well. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Assam have been requested to further speed up the pace of construction. These are the major States that account for 85% of the need based construction of houses for deprived households.

Awaasoft MIS is managing PMAY-G completely, end to end, including fund transfer and geo-tagging of houses at every stage of construction. The Rural Mason Training programme has moved forward effectively in Maharashtra, Uttrakhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Other States are also speeding up the Rural Mason Training Programme. Use of treated bamboos, fly ash bricks etc. has been taken up in many States. Beautiful homes constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) are transforming social relations of poor households in rural India. It is empowering the poor households and bridging social and economic inequality besides improving the well being of the poor. It is also generating employment on an unprecedented scale. Besides toilets and 90/95 days of wage labour under MGNREGS, provision for LPG gas connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and electricity connection under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Jyoti Yojana are also being enabled. Besides this, the provision for piped drinking water, use of solar energy in remote areas etc. are also being taken up. The Ministry hopes to complete 51 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) in 2017-18 and almost an equal number in 2018-19.


PFRDA is observing NPS Service Fortnight from 27t h June, 2017 to 11th July 2017 to promote and create awareness about the National Pension System (NPS) and improve the quality of services provided to the subscribers

PFRDA is observing NPS Service Fortnight from 27t h June, 2017 to 11th July 2017 to promote and create awareness about the National Pension System (NPS) and improve the quality of services provided to the subscribers.

With a view to promote and create awareness about the National Pension System (NPS) and improve the quality of services provided to the subscribers, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is observing NPS Service Fortnight from 27th June, 2017 to 11th July 2017. During this period all the nodal offices, Pay and Account Offices and DDOs under the Central and State Governments, Points of Presence/ banks/ aggregators/ banking correspondents etc. involved with the acquisition and servicing of NPS subscribers across the country are required to provide all necessary assistance to the subscribers/ prospective subscribers, create awareness about the National Pension System, attend to their services requests, etc in a proactive manner.

It has been observed that the subscribers/employees in the Central Government and State Government are not fully aware of various functionalities/facilities available under the NPS. A large number of the queries/grievances received from these subscribers, pertain to elementary issues like non-receipt of Statement of Transaction, I-PIN,T-PIN etc. However, it is seen that majority of these information gaps are on account of non-availability of the latest contact details of the subscribers in the respective documents/PRANs etc.

In order to promote awareness regarding importance of updation of latest contact details in PRANs and to provide basic facilities on the spot, the NPS Service fortnight is being organised. On this occasion, besides sharing information on the range of functionalities and services now available under the NPS, the subscribers need to be apprised about the need for constant updation of data/information under various fields to enable the system to operate at its optimum service level and enable the subscribers to make the best use of the functionalities available under NPS.

The following activities need to be given focused attention during the NPS Service fortnight:
  • Distribution of the NPS brochure to the subscribers
  • Updation of subscriber details like email, mobile number, address, etc through S-2 form
  • Conversion of non IRA to IRA compliant status by submission of physical subscriber registration forms
  • Advising subscribers regarding benefits associated with PRAN being IRA compliant and updation of contact details
  • Printing of Transaction Statement for the subscribers and distributing the same on the specific request of the subscriber
  • Updation of nomination details
  • Resolving pending grievances and exit cases
PFRDA has also advised separately the Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA/NSDL) and all the nodal offices/ PAOs/ DDOs/PoPs/ Banks etc in this matter for actively assisting the subscribers during this campaign.

7th CPC Pay Matrix Anomalies - Pay of officials drawing different Grade Pay (Higher and lower) are fixed at the same stage in revised pay

7th CPC Pay Matrix Anomalies - Pay of officials drawing different Grade Pay (Higher and lower) are fixed at the same stage in revised pay

Agenda item No. 5 for the meeting of the National Anomaly committee sent to NC JCM by Confederation vide No. Ref: Confdn/JCM NC/Anomaly/2016-19 Dated - 03.07.2017


The Pay of officials drawing different grade pay is fixed in the same stage in different pay level of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

Sl.PayGrade PayTotalX 2.57LevelPay (in the Pay Matrix)

The above table is depicting the pay fixation as per the Pay Matrix. The following anomalies may be noted.

(a) Revised Pay of an employee who has drawn 28300 (SL-I) higher basic pay in the pre-revised scale is fixed at the same stage (74300) than the employees who have drawn lower basic pay in the pre-revised scale (See SL-2, SL-3).

(b) Revised basic pay of an employee who had drawn 28470 (SL-4) higher basic pay in the pre-revised scale is fixed at the same stage 74300 than the employees who have drawn basic pay in the pre-revised scale (See SL-I, SL-2, SL-3)

(c) Revised basic pay of an employee whose revised basic comes to Rs.81238 (SL-5) in the revised scale is fixed at a stage (83300) equal to the employees whose revised basic comes to 81212 (See SL 7,8,9)

(d) Revised basic pay of employees drawing grade pay of 4200, 4600, 4800, 7600 (SL- 6,7,8,9) are fixed at the same stages from index Serial 9 to 20 (44900 to 62200) of Level - 6 (4200 GP), Stages from Index serial 1 to 12 (44900 to 62200) in Level - 7 (4600 GP) and stages from Index-2 to 10 (49000 to 62200) of Level - 8 (GP - 4800) are one and the same in the feeder cadre and promoted level. As a result officials who are promoted from Level 6 to 7 and from - Level 7 to 8 are the losers as their pay on promotion will be fixed in the cell which would be equal to the amount in the lower level after addition of one increment.

(e) An employees who is drawing more pay in the pre-revised pay is being fixed less in the revised pay E.g: Revised Basic Pay drawing 21320 with GP 5400 will be fixed at 69000 on 01.01.2016 (Level 10) where as basic pay of an employee drawing 21300 with GP 5400 will be fixed at 69200 on 01.01.2016 (Level -9)

(f) Similarly when an employee drawing 4600 grade pay (Level-7) is promoted under MACP to 4800 grade pay (Level - 7) is promoted under MACP to 4800 grade pay (Level - 8) there is no change in his revised basic pay as per pay matrix.

Construction of pay matrix is done in such a way that on promotion in most of the cases the fixation falls at the same stage (even though pay level is lower and higher) then the benefit on promotion works out to be mere one increment i.e. 3%, which the employee can get even without promotion as annual increment. If minimum benefit of two increments is not ensured on promotion, that will act as disincentive to the employees for accepting promotion.

The above anomalies are to be rectified.

7th CPC Bunching Anomaly : Denial of Bunching Increment

7th CPC Bunching Anomaly : Denial of Bunching Increment

7th CPC Bunching Anomaly : Denial of Bunching Increment

7th CPC Bunching Anomaly : Denial of Bunching Increment due to anomaly in fixing the next stage (Cell) in each pay level with less than 35 increment rate.


(1) As per the Finance Ministry OM dated 07.09.2016, the grant of bunching increment is subject to the condition that the difference between the lower pay and higher pay should be at least 3%. This condition adversely affects many of the employees. Contrary to the claim of the 7th Pay Commission that increment rate of 3% is maintained, in many pay levels, the difference between lower cell and next higher cell is less than 3% showing that increment rate is less than 3%. Due to this inherent anomaly is granting justified (3%) increment the employees should not be made to suffer in the case of bunching. It is not the fault of the employees but due to faulty increment rate fixed by the commission in each pay level. This anomaly is to be set right by withdrawing the 3% condition from the Finance Ministry orders dated 01.09.2016.

(2) The pay as per the 7th CPC of MTS drawing pay of 7210 and 7430 in the pre- revised pay is bunched and fixed at Rs.19700. As per the bunching orders issued by Finance Ministry, the official drawing Rs.7430 in the pre- revised scale will get additional increment and will be fixed at Rs.20300/- with effect from 01.01.2016. But the MTS officials drawing Rs.7660/- in the pre-revised pay are also getting revised pay fixed at Rs.20300 with effect from 01.01.2016. It is requested that to remove the anomaly, the MTS officials who are drawing Rs.7660/- in the pre-revised scale may also be made eligible to get additional increment


DA for July 2017 is 1%, When will DA reach 25 for Central Government Employees?

DA for July 2017 is 1%,  When will DA reach 25 for Central Government Employees?

central government employees memes 2017

#CG Employees Memes #Central Government Employees Memes #DA #Dearness Allowance #Central Government Employees

Annual increment the recommendations of 7th CPC

Agenda item No. 1 for the meeting of the National Anomaly committee sent to NC JCM by Confederation vide No. Ref: Confdn/JCM NC/Anomaly/2016-19 Dated - 03.07.2017

As per clause(C) of the terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee - where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that any recommendations is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the commission assigning any reason - it constitutes an anomaly.

Regarding annual increment the recommendations of seventh CPC are as follows:
(i) 7th CPC Report - Highlights of Recommendations -
SL - 7 - Annual Increment - The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.
(ii) 7th CPC Report - Forword
Para 1.19 - The prevailing rate of increment is considered quite satisfactory and has been retained.
(iii) 7th CPC Report - Chapter 4.1 -Principles of Pay determination
Para- 4.1.17 - The various stages within a pay level moves upwards at the rate of 3 percent per annum.
(iv) 7th CPC Report - Chapter 5.1 - Pay Structure (Civilian Employees)
Para 5.1.38 - Annual Increment
"The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent"

Para 5.1.21 - The Vertical range of each level denotes pay progress within that level. That indicates steps of annual financial progression of 3 percentage within each level.
Contrary to the above principle laid down by the 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the Pay levels of the Pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the Table below: -

Pay LevelSl. No. in the Pay Level (Cell)Basic Pay in the Revised Pay scaleNext above Basic Pay after adding 3% incrementNext above Basic Pay fixed as per pay matrixAmount of loss to the employeeActual increment rate % age

In Level - 2, Cell - 2, the pay is shown as 20500. After giving one increment of 3% it should be 21115/- but the next cell is only 21000 (Level-2, Cell-3). Next stage should be 21115+633=21748 but the next cell is only 21700 (Level-2 Cell-4).

In Level - 6, Cell 14 should be 50500 + 1515 = 52015 whereas it is given only 52000.
From the above it can be safely concluded that
(i) Recommendation of the Pay Commission regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by the 7th Pay Commission, Hence it constitutes an anomaly.
(ii) In many stages, eventhough the increment is shown as 3%, it is rounded off to the next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.
(iii) In the sixth CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit is (one) or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10 (Ten). So in this Pay Matrix also if the amount is 10 (Ten) and above, it should be rounded off to the next above 100 (hundred).
(iv) Even if the difference may look small (in percentage) it will also have long term impact on the employees promotion inviting heavy financial loss. The following illustration will reveal it.
1. Pay Level - 6
2. Cell (Stage) in the Pay Level - 8
3. Basic Pay in the Revised Scale - 44900
4. Actual Pay after adding 3% annual increment - 46247
5. Basic Pay fixed as per the Pay Matrix - 46200
6. Loss of amount to the employee in the increment - 47
7. Pay on promotion to next Level if fixed as per serial 4 above - 49000
8. Pay on promotion to the next level, if fixed as per serial - 5 above - 47600
9. Loss per month on promotion - 1400
Thus, for a loss of Rs.47/- only in the Annual increment, the employee will suffer a recurring loss of Rs.1400/- per month during his/her promotion to the next level and this loss will have cumulative effect on rest of the period of the service career with financial loss on Dearness Allowance (DA) and further promotions and also Pensionery benefits.

The above anomalies are to be rectified.

7th CPC Allowances: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances - Wrong statement by NCJCM

7th CPC Allowances: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances - Wrong statement by NCJCM

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 - IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/17/112
Secretary Staff Side
National Council (JCM)
13 C Ferosha Road
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Government decision on Allowances - Reg
Shri Shivgopal Mishra,
When we seen the cabinet decision on allowances day before yesterday, naturally the employees were on upset mood as the Government came out with a minimal changes here and there.

But when seen your press release in the capacity of Secretary Staff Side National Council JCM welcoming the decision taken by the Union Cabinet we all were really shocked.

It is sorry to say that for substantiating your decision to welcome you have been told lies in your Press release. You mentioned that welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet for "restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3."

With all due respect NFAEE would like to mention here that your statement is not based on the facts and figure and just to misguide the 34 lakhs Central Government Employees. In fact out of the 120 stages of Levels 1 to 3 a meager of 15 stages (8 in the level 1, 5 in level 2 and 2 in level 3) only get more than 24%, 16% & 8% HRA that too not 30%, 20% & 10% as you claimed in the press release. Only those employees in the pay of Rs.18000 as on 01.07.2017 shall get 30%, 20% and 8% as per the entitlement based on the categorization of the cities. Even an incumbent in the level 1 got an increment of 3% shall not eligible for 30%, 20% and 10% of HRA. It means the employees who joined in the level 1 after 1st January 2017 and having basic pay as Rs 1800 only will get 30%, 20% and 8# of HRA. Thus the number beneficiaries will not be even thousands, where the question of 7.5 lakhs employees gets the benefits? All others in the above said 15 stages of levels 1 to 3 will get HRA little more than 24%, 16% & 8% but less than 30%, 20% and 8%.
The below given chart will expose your claim and will prove it is wrong:


Form the above chart it is crystal clear that those employees who joined in the service just 8 year before only entitled at a higher rate of HRA than 24%, 16% and 8% that too not 30%, 20% and 10% as you claimed in the Press Release. The above chart also showing that at the stage of 9, 6 and 3 of the Pay Matrix levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively the HRA shall be more than 5400, 3600 and 1800 based on 24%, 16% and 8%.
Further you extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances. Whereas the Government Press release claimed that Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC and 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed to continue as separate. When the Government them was not claiming that they have restored 12 of the 53 allowances abolished and 3 If the 37 allowances recommended to subsumed has been restored. That means altogether 15 Allowances has been restored. Then from where the restoration of 34 Allowances came?
Thus once again the NDA Government betrayed the entire Central Government Employees by denying the HRA at the existing rate of 30%/20%/10% with effect from 01.01.2016. They denied the existing rate as well as the arrears from 1st June 2016 by the decision to implement the revised rate from01.07.2017.
The Government has not considered the suggestions by the staff side on various other Allowances and facilities and Government came up with cosmetic changes in the recommendations of the Pay Commission.
Further the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers regarding minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not considered by the Government till date.

Even the only acceptable recommendation by the Pay Commission to regulate the pension who retired prior to 1st June 2016 which was accepted by the Government while issuing the notification in the year 2016 later it has been replaced the pension fixation formula by adopting new one which is not beneficiary to the pensioners.

No decision on NPS has been taken to ensure minimum pension or other demands submitted by the Staff side.

Under this circumstance National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees NFAEE feels the hurry burry shown by you to issue a press release without discussing either among the staff side members of the National Council (JCM) or with the NJCA leadership in which you happened to be the convener to welcome the Government strongly was not in the spirit of broader unity and to help the Government who failed to fulfill the wishes of the employees across the board.

NFAEE strongly condemn this attitude of Secretary Staff Side, National Council (JCM) and demands to withdraw the press release and stand with the united work force of the Central Government Employees.
Thanking you
Yours sincerely,
(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Cc: Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
New Delhi

Source: NFAEE

Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017


Seventh Central pay Commission Report was submitted to Government on 19.11.2015. Most of the recommendations, especially in the case of Minimum wage, fitment formula, Pay scales of most of the cadres, Allowances, Advances, MACP, CCL, etc. are most retrograde. 7th CPC recommendations are the worst recommendations after the 2nd Pay Commission recommendations (1960). The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising the National Council JCM Staff Side (mainly Railways, Defence and Confederation) gave notice for indefinite strike to Government on 09.06.2016, seeking modifications in the recommendations. Government refused to call the NJCA leaders for a negotiated settlement and unilaterally declared the decisions of the Cabinet on 29.06.2016. NJCA decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike. On 30.06.2016, Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister held discussion with the NJCA leaders. It was assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be constituted to submit recommendations in this regard to the Government. It was also assured that all other issues arising out of implementation of 7th CPC will be considered favourably. Four months time limit was also fixed for implementation of the assurances. Based on the above assurances the indefinite strike was deferred for four months.

Evenafter four months time limit fixed, no high level committee was constituted and all other issues remained unsettled. Government constituted committees after committee - Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowance Committee, Pension Option-I Committee, NPS Committee, Anomaly Committee etc. - but till this day no High Level Committee for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is constituted eventhough a Group of officers headed by Additional Secretary (Expenditure) held two meetings with the staff side without any discussion on Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Committees were constituted to delay or deny the demands placed by staff side.

1.Allowances Committee delayed its report for about ten months to deny increase in HRA rates and arrears from 01.01.2016.

2.Pension Option-I Committee rejected the one and the only favourable recommendations of the 7th CPC i.e; Option-I parity for pre- 2016 pensioners.

3.NPS Committee categorically stated that withdrawal of NPS is not under the purview of the committee.
As the Government was not ready to honour its assurances given to the NJCA leaders, evenafter a lapse of four months, Confederation has requested the dominant organisations in the NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike. As there was no concensus in the NJCA regarding revival of indefinite strike or organizing any serious trade union action (for reason best known to all) against the betrayal of the Government, Confederation National Conference decided to organize independent agitation programmes. Accordingly Massive Parliament March with participation of about 15000 employees and pensioners on 15.12.2016, one day nationwide strike of about thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees on 16.03.2017, Mass dharna of about 3000 employees and pensioners in front of Finance Ministers office on 23.05.2017, Human Chain of Central Government employees and Pensioners at all major centres on 22.06.2017 were organized by Confederation for settlement of 21 points charter of demands which included the demands of all sections of employees and pensioners including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual Contract workers and Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

After more than eleven months from the date notification of Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 (25.07.2016), Union Cabinet approved the revised allowances on 28.06.2017 without any major modifications, including HRA and Transport Allowances applicable to all section of employees. HRA rate was not increased from 24, 16, and 8%. The date of effect was fixed as 01.07.2017 instead of 01.01.2016.
Some of our friends, who are welcoming and supporting the Government’s decision on allowances are arguing that never in the past Revived Pay and Revised Allowances were given from the same date and for HRA etc. retrospective effect was not given. They consciously want to hide the fact that in the past revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month/next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even if that practice is taken as a precedence, this time employees have every right to get Revised Allowance including HRA from 01.07.2016, as Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 was notified on 25.07.2016. Similarly, never in the past HRA rates were reduced by Pay Commissions. Those who support the Government’s decision are deliberately hiding this fact to somehow justify their stand and misguide the employees, because of their guilty conscience.
As the dominant organisations of the NJCA have left from the path of struggle for realization of the 7th CPC related justified demands raised in the July 11th indefinite strike charter, Confederation has decided to carry forward the struggle against the betrayal of the Government and non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble Ministers. We have made it open that we strongly disagree and disown the stand taken by the Secretary, National Council JCM staff side, (Who is also the convenor of NJCA) by welcoming and thanking the Government for the decisions on Allowances including HRA. Confederation represents the sentiments of entire Central Government employees pensioners especially grass root level workers. It cannot be a party to any statement or action which the ordinary workers feel as betrayal of their cause.
Confederation shall continue its struggle against the injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners (including Autonomous body employees and pensioners, Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, Contract workers) by the NDA Government.

Descending to the level of submitting to the dictates of the Government, compromising on the basic principles of trade Union, leaving away the path of struggle ignoring the of principles of collective bargaining, getting addicted to the JCM machinery of never ending, no-result-oriented discussions and consultations — is not the tradition of Confederation. Confederation is a different organisation which our critics and enemies cannot understand.

We are fighting against a Government which is aggressively implementing neo-liberal reforms and we know that struggle path is tough and difficult and require sacrifices. Eventhen, we prefer, that path than the path of opportunism, surrender and compromises. Eventhough we have not won our battle in full, we firmly believe that whatever achievements and benefits the NDA Government was compelled to grant (Example – enhancement of Bonus ceiling to 7000, eligibility for gratuity to NPS employees. 5th Pay Commission recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners (option-3), microscopic modifications in HRA at minimum level and some other allowances including enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and retention of some of the allowances recommended for abolition etc.) is only because of the continuous nationwide campaign and struggle conducted by the Confederation and Confederation alone. Those who never participated in any strike or struggle and only enjoyed the fruits of the struggle and sacrifice of others can never understand the importance of struggle or strike. Empty vessels always go on making much noise, but we believe in action.

It is in this background, the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to intensify our struggle. To express the strong protest, anger and resentment of the employees, against the totally negative and indifferent attitude of NDA Government and also against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government, Confederation calls upon the entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017 (25.07.2017 Tuesday) at all centres at centralized places and burn the orders on HRA issued by the Government. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through local print and electronic media and also social media.

The next phase of agitational programmes will be decided by the National Secretariat meetings of Confederation scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on 9th August 2017.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to make the above programme a grant success.

Fraternally yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
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Source : Confederation

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