Monday, 14 August 2017

Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement


Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code - 226002

No. PT/3088/View/Vol-VI
Dated 11/08/2017
To,
All Sub-Offices
Under PCDA(CC)
Pay- I, II, III (Local)

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.

A letter of Government of India, Ministry of Defence, (Department of Defence) D (Civ.II) bearing MOD ID No. 17(4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07.07.2017 received from HQrs office vide their letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory. is available on the website of PCDA CC (pcdaacc.gov.in) for your information, guidance and necessary action.

Encls: As above
sd/-
Accounts Officer (PT)

CGDA's letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017

Controller General of Defence Accounts
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT- 110010

File No..AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI
Dated: 31 Jul 2017/02 Aug 2017
To,
PCDA(CC), Lucknow

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.
Ref : This HQrs letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-X dated 29.05.2015.

Consequent upon issuance of GoI, Min of Def No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II) dated 8th May 2015 for implementation of the order dated 5 Nov 2009 passed by Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench in OA 34/2008, filed by Shri Ram Kumar others, reference had been received in The HQrs office from several controllers regarding ceiling of pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance. Accordingly, The matter was Taken up with MOD for clarifications.

2. In this context, please find enclosed a copy of Ministry of Defence, ID No. 17 (4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07th July 2017 on the above subject. The Cases of NDA may be dealt with accordingly.

JT. CGDA (P&W) has seen.
(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA

7th CPC Allowances Order - Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance for Railway Employees


7th CPC Allowances Order - Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance for Railway Employees

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)


PC-VII No. 40
RBE No. 93/2017
No.F(E)I/2017/AL-7/1
New Delhi, dated 11.08.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission related to the above mentioned allowance and in supersession of Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dated 18.09.2008 , the President is pleased to revise the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance from Rs. 90/- to Rs. 180/- per month under Rule 1606 of IREC (Vol.II)-2005 Edition and the provisions contained in Railway Ministry’s decision below this rule.

2. The admissibility of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will be subject to the following conditions:

(A) The official concerned maintains and uses his own cycle for official journeys.

(B) Travelling Allowance (i.e. daily and mileage allowance) to a Government servant in receipt of Cycle. (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders will be regulated as under:

(i)For journeys within a radius of 8 kilometres from the usual place of duty. No T.A
(ii) For journeys beyond a radius of 8 Kms. But not exceeding 16 Kms. From the place of duty.
(a) If the destination point falls within the local jurisdiction No T.A
(b) If the destination point falls outside the local jurisdiction T.A. admissible under normal rules provided the journey is performed other-wise than on a cycle.
(iii) For journeys beyond a radius of 16 Kms. From the usual place of duty T.A. admissible under the normal rules

(C) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave, training, or temporary transfer.

(D) For any period of more than one month at a time during which a Railway servant in receipt of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance does not maintain a cycle. or the cycle maintained by him remains out of order or is not used for official journeys for any other reason, the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will not be admissible.

3. The Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders shall be granted by the sanctioning authority for a period not exceeding two years at a time and its continuance shall be reviewed sufficiently in advance of the expiry of such period. The sanctioning authority may, for this purpose, specify whenever necessary the local jurisdiction of a Railway Servant at the time of sanctioning the allowance. They should also make a review of the posts under their control and decide the posts for which the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance should be sanctioned. The Allowance may be sanctioned with reference to the posts and not to the individual incumbents.

4. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017

5. Hindi Version is enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.


(Sonali chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels


MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

N.F.I.R.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.IV/MACPS/09/Pt.11
Dated: 10/08/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels - reg.
NFIR gives below an illustration relating to no benefit in certain situations where the employee is granted MACP - rectification requested.

In the existing pay matrix the stages of pay are same in most of the levels such as level 2 & 3, 6 & 7 , 7 & 8 etc. In this situation, if an employee is upgraded under MACP from one level to another level, his pay will be almost (Exactly) same as he may have drawn even without receiving the benefit under MACP.

Illustration:
Existing pay level7
Existing pay in pay level 7 (cell 11) 60400
MACP Pay level8
MACP Pay fixed in level 8 (cell 10) 62200
Pay in level 7 with one inc. (Cell 12) 62200

The Federation requests the Railway Board to get the matter reviewed for ensuring adequate financial benefit as provided in Railway Board’s letter dated 10.06.2009 relating to the policy on MACP Scheme.

Federation may be replied on the action taken in the matter.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC


Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055
No.IV/NAC/7th CPC/2016
Dated:10/08/2017
The Secretary (E), Railway Board, New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC. 

NFIR brings to the kind notice of Railway Board the anomaly arisen due to non-grant of 3% of pay towards annual increment, pursuant to implementation of 7th CPC pay matrix levels as explained below:-

(a) Clause (c) of terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee says that the Official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the 7th CPC itself without the commission assigning any reason, constitutes an anomaly.
(b) The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Annual Increment are as follows:
(i) 7th CPC Report - Highlights of recommendations-
Annual Increment- The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%.
(ii) 7th CPC Report Forward:-
Para 1.19- The prevailing rate of increment is considered 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% 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%" 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% within each level.
However, contrary to the above principle laid down by 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the following pay level of the pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the following table.

S.NoPay level in The pay
level (Cell)
Basic pay in the revised scaleNext above basic pay after adding 3% incrementNext above basic pay after fixed as
per pay matrix
Amount of loss to the
employee
Actual increment rate 3%
112249002564725600 (Cell 13)472.81
22205002111521100 (Cell 3)152.92
39276002842828400 (Cell 10)282.89
411343003532935300 (Cell 12)292.91
510381003924339200 (Cell 11)432.88
69449004624746200 (Cell 10)472.89
713641006602366000 (Cell 14)232.96
89604006221262200 (Cell 10)122.98
918877009033190300312.96


7th-cpc-increment-rate-anomaly

(d) From the above table it can be concluded that:

1. The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by 7th CPC, hence it constitutes an anomaly .

2. In many stages even though the increment rate shown is 3%, it is rounded off to next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.

3. In the 6th CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit as one or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10. So in this pay matrix, if the amount is 10 and above, it should be rounded off to next 100.
NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to take necessary action for rectification of anomaly so as to ensure that the increment @ 3% of pay is granted to employees in whose cases where the actual amount is less than 3%.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source - NFIR

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Central Government buildings


Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

F.No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.Coord)

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 4th August, 2017

Subject: Economy Measures - Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings - regarding

The Hon'ble Prime Minister on 5th January 2015 launched the National LED programme to facilitate rapid adoption of LED based home and street

lighting across the country. The programme components, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEOs for All (UJALA) and Street Lighting National Programme (SNLP) are under implementation in 34 States and UTs. This programme along with Building Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of four power sector Central PSUs. EESL works on Energy Services Company (ESCO) model wherein upfront investment is done by EESL and the investment is recouped on annuity basis with performance based guaranteed energy saving during the project period.

2. Pursuant to the above the Central Government has taken a decision for mandatory installation of LED based lighting and energy efficient equipments
(Fans & ACs) in all Government buildings.

3. Government buildings is a major source of energy consumption. Usage of LED based lightings and energy efficient equipments in Government buildings will lead to economy in expenditure and savings in the long run through reduction in energy consumed.

4. Keeping in view the economy in expenditure and savings that will entail, all Ministries/Departments are requested to convert the existing lightings/equipments into LED based lightings and energy efficient equipments on priority utilizing the services of CPWO/EESL.

5. The model Agreement/Contract to be entered in to between the Client Ministry/Department and EESL is enclosed for reference. The Client Ministry/Department and EESL on mutual agreement can modify/amend the provisions of the model Agreement/Contract to suit their specific requirements.

6. In respect of those Government buildings maintained by CPWD but where the electricity bill is borne/paid by the respective Ministries/Departments, CPWD (as third party) will countersign the agreement to provide comfort to the Ministry/Department as well as extending help for implementing the contract.

7. Action taken in this regard be reported to Ministry of Power and Department of Expenditure by 15.08.2017 for monitoring purposes.
(H. Atheli)
Director
To
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments
Copy to
1. Cabinet Secretary, Government of India
2. Prime Ministers' Office, South Block

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