Thursday, 17 August 2017

7th Central Pay Commission - Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities - DoPT

7th Central Pay Commission - Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities - DoPT
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No.A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 16th August, 2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission for providing extra benefits to women employees with disabilities especially when they have young children and children with disability, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:-
(i) Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs.3000/-per month as Special Allowance for Child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child's birth till the child is two years old.
(ii) It shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children.
(iii) Disability means a person having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare's Notification No. 16- 18/97-NI.I dated 1.6.2001 and amended from time to time.
(iv) The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor
General of India.

Hindi version will follow.
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
1. Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance - DoPT Order


7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance - DoPT Order
 
7th CPC Children Education Allowance DoPT


No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 16 August,2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission on the subject of Children Education Allowance Scheme, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department's OM dated 28-4-2014 :
(a) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.
(b) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.
(c) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.
(d) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.
2. Further, reimbursement will be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

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

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
1. All Ministries/Departments as per standard mailing list.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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7th CPC - Abolishing Desk Allowance - DoPT Order


Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Abolishing Desk Allowance - Reg.


No.A-27023/01/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 16.08.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance - Reg.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, it is stated that Desk Allowance stands abolished.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1stJuly 2017.

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To:
All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India
NIC - For uploading on the website of this Department

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7th Pay Commission: Lower pay not to root out corruption


7th Pay Commission: Lower pay not to root out corruption
New Delhi: Corruption is rampant in many of the central government's offices, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's warning that corruption was eating away at India "like a termite".

Accordingly, the government should consider to root out corruption in the Indian bureaucracy and the official system through ensuring the proper wages and benefits for government employees.

The 50 lakh central government employees are now getting 14.27 % hike in their basic pay under the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission, which is the lowest in 70 years.

The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in the basic pay, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The 7th Pay Commission slashed down House Rent Allowance (HRA), which constitutes a substantial part of central government employees' salaries. The Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of basic pay of the central government employees and the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations on HRA and gave nod accordingly.

While The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively.

The hike in HRA, which gives more money in the pockets of the employees, that's compensatory perks for all central government employees, which has been paid from July 1 and no arrears for any allowance was paid, as per usual practice, the allowances are paid from the date of implementation.
The allowances, including House Rent Allowance (HRA) rates, started to disburse from July 1, this year, while, the 7th Pay Commission award was implemented from 1 January 2016.

There had been widespread demand from central government employee unions to hike HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 percent of basic pay and to be given arrears on allowances including HRA.
"The demands of central government employees over their pay scales as well as minimum pay and allowances are likely not to be considered by the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government," the finance ministry sources said.

"Finance Minister Arun Jaitley finally decided not to give any facility to central government employees better than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and allowances," the sources added.

The central government employees unions had also demanded for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times, which was implemented by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

If the 2.57 fitment formula is tinkered with, then salary and pension in general for all central government employees will go up.

The minimum pay and allowances should be hiked for central government employees immediately by the government on the acceptance of the unions' proposals.

Such a move would help to start countering the criminally extortionate mind-set which embeds corruption in many government posts as a way of mitigating low wages. Better-paid staff are more motivated in performing their jobs well and in working to root out corruption.

Implementing such an approach to government employees salaries has been shown to work very well in countries such as Singapore. If we are to emulate this here, the government also needs to take a more rational approach to managing is resources.

This would allow the government to pay, recruit, and retain higher quality government officials and begin to root out corruption and poor quality in public services, once and for all.
 

7th CPC - Government Firmly Rejects Demand to Reduce Pay Gap

7th CPC - Government Firmly Rejects Demand to Reduce Pay Gap

7th CPC - Government Firmly Rejects Demand to Reduce Pay Gap

The pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission was a major issue for Central Government employees. The cabinet decided go ahead with the recommendations of the pay panel which suggested 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay which was effective from January 1 2016.

The cabinet had cleared the recommendations of the pay panel in June which effected 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners.

Recommendations by-passed

While clearing the pay panel’s recommendations the basic hike in pay effective January 1 2016 was at 14.27 per cent. The recommendations made by the Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for an average 30 per cent hike in basic pay was bypassed by the Union Cabinet.

Pay matrix

As per the notification there were 18 pay matrices that were approved. The notification said, the highest pay matrix (Level-18) for the Cabinet secretary to the Union government is Rs 2,50,000 (fixed), which was Rs 90,000 (fixed) in the immediate past under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 178%. The pay matrix in the lowest grade (Level-1) is Rs 18,000 which was Rs 7,000 under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 157%.

The ratio of pay between the highest declared pay matrix (Level-18) and the lowest grade (Level -1) in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:13.9, which was 1:12 as per the previous pay commission:

No Pay Gap made up

All pay commissions in the past had made up the pay gap between the lower paid employees and the top officials from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12. In the first pay commission, the pay of the top bureaucrats was 41 times higher than the employee earning the lowest. The future pay commissions however reduced the ratio from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006.

Reducing Pay Gap Ruled Out

Reliable sources confirm, the government has put aside the demand by central government employees to reduce the pay gap. The government has categorically made it clear that no decision will be taken to reduce the pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission, confirm sources. Government employees have been demanding for a long time to pay ratio should be minimised. They have also demanded that Rs 25,000 should be the minimum pay in the new pay scale and the fitment factor will be higher than the 2.57 times approved by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

Amendment in Recruitment Rules - DoPT Orders


Amendment in Recruitment Rules - DoPT Orders

Amendment in Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Director (English Shorthand & Typewriting) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

No.A-12034/0312016-ISTM
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Old JNU Campus, Block IV, 3th Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-ll 0067
Dated: 16th August, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment in Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Director (English Shorthand & Typewriting) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management -regarding

The undersigned is directed to upload the draft recruitment rules for the post of (English Shorthand & Typewriting) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi and to request for comments, if any, from all the stakeholders on the draft RRs. The comments may kindly be sent to the undersigned on e-mail id: ‘syedimran.ahmed@nic.in’ latest by 14.09.2017.
Encl.: As above.
sd/-
(Syed Imran Ahmed)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Benefits of Pay Commission to employees of KVS and NVS


No time frame can be fixed for the disbursal of arrears to the employees of NVS and KVS

Benefits of Pay Commission to employees of KVS and NVS

Approval of the competent authority for the extension of the revised pay scales as per the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for the employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has been conveyed on 11th July 2017 and 26th July 2017 respectively.
NVS and KVS have been advised to project their specific requirement of funds for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to their employees and reflect them in their proposals for Revised Estimates 2017-18.

Disbursement of arrears etc. will depend upon projection of requirement by these organizations as also allocation of funds for this purpose. As such, no time frame can be fixed for the disbursal of arrears to the employees of NVS and KVS.

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