Sunday, 30 July 2017

Acceptance of the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances-7th CPC reg

Acceptance of the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances-7th CPC reg
No. 11022/1/2017-MS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, dated the 25.07. 2017
To,
The Chief Secretaries of
All States/ Union Territories.

Subject: Acceptance of the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances-7th CPC reg.

Sir,

I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of the Department of Expenditure resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC, dated 6th July 2017 regarding on the above mentioned subject and to say that allowances as accepted by the Government related to House Rent Allowance, Leave Travel Concession and Child Education Allowance will also be applicable to the All India Services officers.

End: As above.
Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel. 23094714
More info  @ DoPT

Special Allowances and Special Duty Allowances to AIS officer belonging to North-East Cadre as per the acceptance of recommendations of 7th CPC

Special Allowances and Special Duty Allowances to AIS officer belonging to North-East Cadre as per the acceptance of recommendations of 7th CPC

No. 11022/1/2017-AIS -11
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 25.07. 2017
To
The Chief Secretaries of
North Eastern States (Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunchal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim).

Subject: Special Allowances and Special Duty Allowances to AIS officer belonging to North-East Cadre as per the acceptance of recommendations of 7th CPC. 

Sir,

I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of the Department of Expenditure resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that as per this Department's OM No. 14017/4/2005 -AIS (II) dated 10th February 2009, 'Special Allowances for officers belonging to North-East Cadres of AIS officers was granted @ 25% and Special Duty Allowances was granted @12.5%.

2. Now, as per above mentioned resolution, both these allowances namely 'Special Allowance for officers belonging to North-East cadres of AIS and Special Duty allowances shall continue to
be paid separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and 10% respectively.

End: As above.
Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel. 23094714
Source: DopT

Women Personnel in Defence Forces

Women Personnel in Defence Forces 

Presently, women are recruited in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis along with men candidates.  Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch including Engineers, Signals, Intelligence and Electrical & Mechanical Engineering branches.  In addition, they are also commissioned in Medical Branch Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC) and Military Nursing Service (MNS).  Further, Women Officers are eligible for grant of Permanent Commission in Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department and in Army Education Corps (AEC) of Army.

The IAF has pioneered the entry of women as officers in flying and ground duty.
In Indian Navy, women officers are inducted through Short Service Commission, in Logistics, Law, Observers, Air Traffic Control (ATC), Pilots (Maritime Reconnaissance Stream), Naval Armament Inspectorate cadre (NAIC), Naval Architecture and Education Branch.

The details of women officers in Army (excluding Medical, Dental & Nursing Branch), in Indian Air Force (excluding Medical and Dental Branch) and in Indian Navy recruited during the last three years, Service-wise, are as under:-

Year
Army
Navy
Air Force
2014
104
57
155
2015
72
35
223
2016
69
43
108
The percentage of women officers in the three services of armed forces are as under:-
Percentage of women officers
Army
Navy
Air Force
3.64%
(as on 1.1.2017)
4.49%
(as on June 2017)
13%
(as on July 2017)

In 2011, the Government approved consideration of women Short Service Commission Officers (SSCOs) for grant of permanent commission along with men SSCOs in specific branches in the three services viz. Judge Advocate General (JAG), and Army Education Corps (AEC) of the Army and their corresponding branches in Navy and Air Force, Naval Constructor in Navy and Accounts Branch in Air Force.
 In March 2016, approval has been accorded for induction of women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers as Pilots in Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) stream and in the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI) cadre.  The inductions are planned commencing from mid 2017.

 In the Indian Air Force since 1993, women officers have been inducted in all branches and stream as Short Service Commissioned Officers except in the fighter stream.  However, IAF has revised Short Service Commission scheme to induct women into the fighter stream on experimental basis for five years.  The first batch of three women officers was commissioned in the fighter stream on June 18, 2016.

In addition, steps like increasing tenure of women officers and improving promotional prospects in Army have been taken to increase participation of women in the Army.

This information was given by Minister of state for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Harish Chandra alias Harish Dwivedi in Lok Sabha today.

 Source : PIB

Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group 'B': Railway Board Order No. RBE No. 74/2017

Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group 'B': Railway Board Order No. RBE No. 74/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 74/2017
No. E(P&A)II-2014/RS-22
New Delhi, dated:28.07.2017
The General Manager,
All Indian Railways
and Production Units.

Sub.:- Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group 'B'.

Eastern Railway and South East Central Railway had requested for a clarification whether 30% pay element will be reckoned for pay fixation of a running staff who has been selected to a Group 'B' post through selection/LDCE.

2. The issue has been under consideration in this office and it has been decided to clarify that the provisions regarding fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts contained in Rule 25 (i)(d) of 'The Rules for the payment of running and other allowances to the Running staff on the Railways 1981' and paragraph 924 (i) (d) of IREM-I would also apply in the case of fixation of pay of running staff posted on promotion to the stationary posts in Group 'B' also.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

7th CPC Allowances extension of Govt decision to Quasi-govt Org, Autonomous Org, Statutory Bodies funded by CG

7th CPC Allowances extension of Govt decision to Quasi-govt Org, Autonomous Org, Statutory Bodies funded by CG
F. No. 1/1/2016-E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 26th July, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's OM of even number dated 13.1.2017, regarding extension of revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government and to say that in terms of para 6 thereof, it was mentioned that the Central Government has not taken any decision in regard to various allowances based on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders, the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay scales having been adopted.

2. The decision of the Central Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in regard to allowances in respect of Central Government employees have since been announced as per this Department's Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 67.2017 and the consequent Government orders have also been issued by this Department in regard to allowances like HRA, Travelling Allowance, Transport Allowance, Family Planning Allowance, etc. The attention is also invited to this Department's OM No.29/1/2017-E-IIB dated 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided that such of the existing allowances at present admissible in case of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government, as are exactly as per the Central Government pattern, may be revised in accordance with the decision contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated 6.7.2017 read with the Government orders issued in the matter. The provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 29/1/2017-E-IIB dt. 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances shall also be strictly followed.

4. All other stipulations including the modalities for additional financial impact on allowances, as contained in the OM dated 13.1.2017 referred to in para 1 above, shall continue to be applicable in regard to these orders.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
Source: [www.doe.gov.in]

CGHS WARD ENTITLEMENT AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION IN 7TH CPC

CGHS WARD ENTITLEMENT AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION IN 7TH CPC

(A)Ward Entitlement and CGHS Contribution Entitlement of wards in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS (Based on basic pay in pay band): 

S NWard EntitlementCorresponding Basic pay drawn by the officer in 7th CPC per month
1General WardUpto Rs. 47,600/-
2Semi Private WardRs. 47,601 to 63100/-
3Private WardRs. 63101 and above

(B) Revised Monthly Subscription for CGHS facility w.e.f. 1st January 2017 

Corresponding levels in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCContribution per month
Level 1-5Rs. 250
Level 6Rs. 450
Level 7-11Rs. 650
Level 12 and aboveRs. 1000

Contribution to be made by the Pensioners/Family Pensioners would be the amount that they were subscribing at the time of their retirement or at the time of the death of government servant.

(C) Monetary Ceiling for Free Diet:
The monetary ceiling for free diet for CGHS beneficiaries is revised to pay/ pension / family pension of Rs. 44,900/- per month.

(D) Monetary ceiling for free diet for beneficiaries suffering from TB or Mental disease
The monetary ceiling for free diet in case of beneficiary suffering from TB or Mental diseaseis revised to pay/pension/family pensionof Rs 69,700/-per month.

(E) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of Nursing Home facilities in Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals

The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement The monetary ceiling of nursing home facilities in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals is revised to pay / pension / family pension Rs. 47,600/- per month and above.

(F) Monetary Ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospital

The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government /Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the Same after consultation with Ministry of Finance. (G)Pay slab for determining the entitlement of accommodation in AIIMS, New Delhi. The revised entitlement, as per the pay drawn by the officials, is as follows:

Sl.No.Corresponding Basic Pay drawn by the Officer in 7th CPC per monthWard entitlement
1.Up to Rs. 63,100/-General
2.Rs. 63,101/- to Rs. 80,900/-Private
3.Rs. 80,901/- and aboveDeluxe /Private

Source: CGHS

7th CPC Promotion : Fixation of Pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment Option - Dopt Orders with Illustration

7th CPC Promotion : Fixation of Pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment Option - Dopt Orders with Illustration

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016-regarding.
No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi Dated 27th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016-regarding.

Prior to implementation of 6th CPC Report, the pay fixation on promotion was governed by provisions of FR 22(I)(a)(1). In 6th CPC context, the first part of FR 22(I)(a)(1) was replaced by Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. Similarly, consequent upon implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 in 7th CPC context, the pay fixation on promotion is regulated by the provisions of Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016. This rule regulates pay fixation on promotion if the same is opted by the employee from the date of promotion itself. The issue of relevancy of provisions of FR 22(I)(a)(1) as well as the methodology of fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance, of a Government Servant in case he opts for pay fixation from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) has been considered in this Department.

2. In this context, proviso under FR 22(I)(a)(1) inter-alia provides that the Government Servant (other than those appointed on deputation basis to ex-cadre post or on ad-hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) shall have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion or to have the pay fixed from the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of the pay in lower grade.

3. After due consideration in this matter, the President is pleased to decide as follows:

(i) FR 22(I)(a)(1) holds good with regard to availability of option clause for pay fixation, to a Government Servant holding a post, other than a tenure post, in a substantive or temporary or officiating capacity, who is promoted or appointed in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity, as the case may be, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules,to another post carrying duties or responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him/her. Such Government Servant may opt to have his/her pay fixed from the Date of his/her Next Increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) accruing in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, except in cases of appointment on deputation basis to an ex-cadre post or on direct recruitment basis or appointment/promotion on ad-hoc basis.

(ii) In case, consequent upon his/her promotion, the Government Servant opts to his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) in the Level of the post from which Government Servant is promoted, then, from the date of promotion till his/her DNI, the Government Servant shall be placed at the next higher cell in the level of the post to which he/she is promoted.

7th CPC Promotion Chart



(iii) Subsequently, on DNI in the level of the post to which Government Servant is promoted, his//her Pay will be re-fixed and two increments (one accrued on accoun tof annual increment and the second accrued on account of promotion) may be granted in the Level from which the Government Servant is promoted and he/she shall be placed, at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived, in the Level of the post to which he/she is promoted; and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is promoted, he/she shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.

Promotion Chart 7th CPC


(iv) In such cases where Government Servant opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, the next increment as well as Date of Next Increment (DNI) will be regulated accordingly.

4. It is further reiterated that in order to enable the officials to exercise the option within the time limit prescribed, the option clause for pay fixation on promotion with effect from date of promotion/DNI shall invariably be incorporated in the promotion/appointment order so that there are no cases of delay in exercising the options due to administrative lapse.

5. In so far as their application to the employees belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller &Auditor General of India.
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(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

7th CPC Allowances Order: Abolishment of Sumptuary Allowance - DoPT OM

7th CPC Allowances Order: Abolishment of Sumptuary Allowance - DoPT OM

No. 17014/2/2014-Trg.(7th CPC)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi.
Date: July 25th 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - abolishment of Sumptuary Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government conveyed vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated July 6, 2017, the President, in supersession of all existing orders issued on the subject from time to time, is pleased to decide that Sumptuary Allowance in all the Training Establishments/ Academies/ Institutes stands abolished.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Grant of Extra Work Allowance as per 7th CPC

Grant of Extra Work Allowance as per 7th CPC

No.12-3/2016-E.III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III-A Branch)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Extra Work Allowance- (abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).

The undersigned is directed to say that the decisions of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary have since been notified vide Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC, dated 6th July, 2017.

2. As mentioned in the Appendix-II of the said Resolution, dated 6th July, 2017, the existing allowances viz.Caretaking Allowance (SI. No. 22 of Appendix-II, as at present governed under this Departments OM No. 7(21)/2008/E.IIIA dated 22.9.2008), Extra Duty Allowance (S{. No. 57 of Appendix-II), Flag Station Allowance (SI. No. 64 of Appendix-II), Flight Charge Certificate Allowance (SI. No. 65 of Appendix-II), Library Allowance (SI. No. 100 of Appendix-II), Rajbhasha Allowance (SI. No. 136 of Appendix-II) and Special Appointment Allowance (SI. No. 157 of Appendix-II) have been abolished as a separate allowance and the eligible employees are now to be governed by the newly proposed Extra Work Allowance.

3. Accordingly, the above allowances shall stand abolished and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible employees shall now be covered under a new Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:
a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.
b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.
c) This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payabale will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.
4. In respect of the existing Special Appointment Allowance, which stands abolished, apart from the existing eligible employees, Assistant Sub-Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) are also to be included in the list eligible for Extra Wok Allowance at the rate of 2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.

5. These orders shall effective from 1st July, 2017,

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.doe.gov.in

Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule

Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule

No.F.26/2/2016-PPD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Procurement Policy Division
516, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi Dated :25th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule, 2017 -Reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of Rule 152 of GFRs, 2017 which inter-alia states that as per the Compulsory Enlistment Scheme of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, it is compulsory for Indian agents, who desire to quote directly on behalf of their foreign principals, to get themselves enlisted with the Central Purchase Organization (eg.DGS&D). However, such enlistment is not equivalent to registration of suppliers as mentioned under Rule 150.

2. This department has received reference from Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) to decentralize the activities of enlistment of Indian agent under Compulsory Enlistment Scheme as DGS&D is winding up by 31.10.2017. Hence, it is decided in consultation with major procuring Ministries/ Departments that the existing provision of Rule 152 at Chapter 6 of General Financial Rule, 2017 which deals with
‘Procurement of Goods and Services” shall be substituted by the provision indicated as under:

"Rule 152: Enlistment of Indian Agents: Ministries / Departments if they so require, may enlist Indian agents, who desire to quote directly on behalf of their foreign principals."

3. This OM is also available on our website http: http://doe.gov.in -> Notification -> Circular –> Procurement Policy OM.

4. Hindi version of this OM will follow.
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(Vinay k T.Likhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority : www.doe.gov.in

Scrapping of Interview for lower level Posts in Central Government to curb corruption - Government press release

Scrapping of Interview for lower level Posts in Central Government to curb corruption - Government press release

As per information available as on 24th July, 2017, 18 States and 7 Union Territories have discontinued the practice of interview in recruitment for lower level posts.

The objective of discontinuation of interview in selection process at lower level posts is to curb corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner and substantially easing the problems of poor aspirants. Union Territory Administration of Daman & Diu has informed that it has benefitted them economically by way of savings on account of non-application of Travelling Allowance/ Daily Allowance and other expenditure involved in calling candidates for interview. Further, Union Territory Administration of Lakshadweep has informed that local aspirants have economically benefitted from this initiative of the Government.

The States of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are yet to decide about discontinuation of interview in the recruitment of lower level posts. The States of Sikkim and Meghalaya have not adopted the process of discontinuation of interviews in recruitment to lower level posts. However, information regarding the State of Nagaland is not available. Further, it has been informed by the State of Odisha that steps have already been taken to implement scrapping of interview system concerning junior level posts (Group B & C) of all Departments.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Naranbhai Kachhadiya in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Flexi fare in Premium Trains

Flexi fare in Premium Trains

Railways regularly monitor earning and occupancy of all trains including trains under flexi fare scheme. Review of all existing schemes is a continuous and ongoing process to effect further improvement. Accordingly, an interim review of the flexi fare scheme has been made and the following changes were made with effect from 20.12.2016 :-

(i) 10% rebate in basic fare on vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.

(ii) Tatkal quota has been reduced in flexi fare trains from maximum 30% to 10% of the total available berths.

(iii) Discounted fare has been offered in T. No. 12015/12016 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express for the passengers travelling between Jaipur-Ajmer and Ajmer-Jaipur and in T.No. 12007/12008 Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express for the passengers travelling between Bengaluru-Mysuru and Mysuru- Bengaluru.
Operating cost of running of passenger services is increasing year after year resulting in adverse impact on profitability of passenger segment. Passenger segment is being cross subsidised by the freight segment. In order to generate additional revenues from passenger segment and reduce cross-subsidisation from freight, flexi fare system has been introduced with effect from 09.09.2016 in all classes of reserved accommodation except First AC and Executive class of premium segment trains (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains) which offer faster transit time and higher level of amenities. Additional earnings of about `551 crore has been generated from the trains under flexi fare scheme (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains) during the period from 09.09.2016 to 30.06.2017.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 26.07.2017 (Wednesday).

7th CPC Pension Revision of pre-2016 pensioners - Application not required from Pensioners - Department should take suo-moto action

7th CPC Pension Revision of pre-2016 pensioners - Application not required from Pensioners - Department should take suo-moto action 

F.No. 4/23/2017-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 25th, July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government's decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc- Procedural actions for revision.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders for revision of pension of pro-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by notional pay fixation in the 7th Central Pay Commission Matrix have been issued vide this Department's O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 Subsequently, concordance tables for fixation of revised pay and pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners have also been circulated vide this Department's O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017.

2. Attention Of Ministries/Departments is invited to Para-18 of this Department's O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12/05/2017 whereby responsibility has been cast on Head of Department and Pay and Pay and Accounts Office attached to the office from which the Government servant had retired or was working last before his death to revise the pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016

3, It has however, come to the notice of this Department that the process of revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners has not been started by a large number of Ministries/Department/Organizations/Offices. It has also brought to the notice of this Department that pensioners/family pensioners are being asked to make a formal application for revision of their pension/family pensioners. The instructions issued by this Department do not provide for submission of application by individual pensioners/family pensioners for revision of pension/family pension Ministries/Departments, etc. are, therefore, once again requested to suo moto proceed to process the revision cases immediately to avoid delays in issuance of revised PPOs of pre-2016 retirees.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are also requested to furnish the status of revised cases as on 16-08-2017 in the enclosed proforma so as to reach this Department latest by 31-08-2017.

(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: Bharat Pensioners Samaj

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