Thursday, 31 August 2017

AICPIN for the month of July 2017 - 5 Points Increased (285)


AICPIN for the month of July 2017 - 5 Points Increased (285)

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - July 2017

The All India CPI-IW for July, 2017 increased by 5 points and pegged at 285.

The Index increased by 1.79% between June, 2017 and July, 2017 when compared with the increase of 1.08% for the corresponding months of last year.

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st August, 2017
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - July 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2017 increased by 5 points and pegged at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). In terms of monthly change, it increased by (+) 1.79 per cent between June, 2017 and July, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.08 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

 The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 3.12 percentage points to the total change. The House Rent index further accentuated the overall index by (+) 0.70 percentage points. At item level, Rice, Pure Ghee, Chillies (Green), Onion, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Palak, Parwal, Potato, Pumpkin, Tomato, Torai, Banana, Cucumber, Mango, Tea (Readymade), Bidi, Cooking Gas, Kerosene Oil, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Coconut Oil, Mustard Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Coconut, Lemon, Petrol, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 1.79 per cent for July, 2017 as compared to 1.08 per cent for the previous month and 6.46 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 0.32 per cent against (-) 1.28 per cent of the previous month and 9.34 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Jamshedpur reported the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Delhi and Ranchi- Hatia (11 points each), Raniganj and Jaipur (10 points each) and Varanasi and Amritsar (9 points each). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 7 points in 7 centres, 6 points in 7 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 5 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a decrease of 1 point. Rest of the 6 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres indices are below national average. The indices of Amritsar and Lucknow centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2017 will be released on Friday, 29th September, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

AICPIN-EXPECTED-DA-FROM-January-2018

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway Employees - Persons with Disabilities

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway Employees - Persons with Disabilities
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No.107/2017
No.E(P&A)l-2017/CPC/LE-5
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants in light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

In pursuance of Department of Personnel & Training's OM No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L) dated 25.02.2015 and OM No. 25012/1/2015-Estt(A-IV) dated 19.05.2015, the issues relating to leave and notice of voluntary retirement of Railway servants who have acquired a disability while in service are required to be dealt with in the light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

2. Leave applied on medical certificate in connection with disability should not be refused or revoked without reference to a Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. The ceiling on maximum permissible leave laid down in Rule 510 of IREC Vol-1 may not be applied to leave on medical certificate applied in connection with the disability. Any leave debited for the period after a Railway servant is declared incapacitated shall be remitted back into his/her leave account. For a Railway servant who is unable to submit an application or medical certificate on account of disability, an application/medical certificate submitted by a family member may be accepted.

3. Further, keeping in view the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995 and the judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 5CC 579, it has been decided that whenever a Railway servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said notice has been submitted due to a disability, the administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. In case the provisions are applicable, the Railway servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits.

3.1 In case a disabled Railway servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with under the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per applicable rule.

4. It is requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for voluntary retirement and leave from disabled Railway servants under the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway.

6. Please Acknowledge receipt.
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government - Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers


Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government - Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VII No.49
RBE No. 111/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
No. E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/WS-2
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government - Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers.


Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Senior Supervisors of workshop cadre (whether working in workshops or PCO) when deputed as Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers may be granted Special Allowance @ 6 percent of Basic Pay.

2. The revised rate of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in Board's letter No. E{P&A)I-2008/SP- 1/WS-1 dated 04.07.2008 shall remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.
 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VII No. 50
RBE No. 112/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
No. E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/WS-1
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government- relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to revise the rates of PCO Allowance as under:

Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 6% of Basic Pay
Non-supervisory staff and Jr. Engineers up to level 6 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 12% of Basic Pay

Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 6% of Basic Pay Section Engineers and Sr. Section Engineers in level 7 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 6% of Basic Pay Non-supervisory staff and Jr. Engineers up to level 6 in the Pay Matrix (VII CPC) 12% of Basic Pay2. The revised rates of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in Board’s letter Nos. PC-IV/86/SP/1 dated 16.10.1989, PC-IV/89/SP/2 dated 28.03.1990 and PC-IV/89/SP/2 dated 31.05.1991 shall remain unchanged.

4. The PCO Allowance will not be reckoned for any benefit such as DA, HRA, CCA, pension, gratuity and fixation of pay on promotion.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017
Source : AIRF
7thCPC-PCO-Allowance-AIRF


7th CPC Revision of Pension for Puducherry pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules


7th CPC Revision of Pension for Puducherry pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules
No. 28/ 3/2009-P&PW(B)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, Dated the 21st July, 2017
To,
The Chief Secretary,
Government of Puducherry,
Puducherry.

Subject: Revision of Pension in respect of Puducherry pensioners /family pensioners drawing pension under ex-French Rules on the line of revision of pension of Central Government Pensioners on the recommendations of VIIth Central Pay Commission - regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to say that the question of revision of pension of Puducherry pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension under the Ex-French Pension Rules in line with the revision of pension for Central Government Pensioners as per this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (i) and (ii) dated 04.08.2016 has been under consideration of the Government of India. The President is now pleased to decide that the Puducherry pensioners and family pensioners shall also be eligible, as a special case, for benefit of revision of pension as enumerated in this Department’s G.M. dated 04.08.2016 referred to above i.e. by multiplying the pension /family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendation by 2.57. However, the order regarding revision of pension as per Pay Fixation method available to the Central Govt. Pensioners vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 shall not be applicable to these Ex-French Pension Rules pensioners / family pensioners.

2. The pensioners/ family pensioners, referred to above will also be eligible for dearness relief at the revised rates effective after the 7th CPC on the revised pension as per orders issued by the Government in this regard from time to time.

3. The pension/ family pension will be revised in terms of these orders by the Govt. of Puducherry in each case individually and the revised pension payment orders will be issued to the concerned pension disbursing authority for arranging payment. It may be ensured that proper and thorough physical verification of the beneficiaries is carried out before revision of pension / family pension.

4. The above mentioned benefits shall not, however, be admissible in the case of Pensioners / family of the deceased pensioners who have opted for French nationality and are drawing metropolitan Pension from the French Government.

5. These orders issue with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. No 30-1/33(iii)/2016-IC dated 13.07.2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
(Harjit Singh)
Director

Government Retires 13 Group 'A' Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)


Government Retires 13 Group 'A' Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)

The ordnance factories under the administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence are managed by the officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), which is an organized Group 'A' Central Service. The Service is responsible to ensure that the ordnance factories are always geared to cater to the varied logistical needs of the Armed Forces. Indian Ordnance Factories Service provides requisite leadership to the 39 Ordnance Factories employing about 1 lakh employees.
The Government is taking various steps to improve the performance of Ordnance Factories by making its officers accountable to ensure delivery of quality products to Armed Forces of the nation in prescribed timelines.

One of the steps taken in this direction was to initiate rigorous screening of overall performance of its officers based on their entire service records in pursuance of instructions contained in the Fundamental Rule 56(j) and Rule 48(1)(b) of Central Civil Service(Pension) Rules, 1972 and prematurely retire the officers whose overall performance is not found upto the mark.

The Government, after having assessed the overall performance of officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service, following the prescribed procedure, has decided to retire its 13 Group 'A' officers from Government service in public interest due to their overall unsatisfactory performance.

PIB

7th Central Pay Commission -Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprive of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg


7th Central Pay Commission -Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprive of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg

N.F.I.R.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen's
No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC/Allowance/2016/Part I
Dated: 28/08/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Government’s decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission -Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprivel of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1 dated 17/08/2017 (RBE No.96/2017).
NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the modified instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 17/08/2017 on payment of Transport Allowance at revised rates, stating that the Railway employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24,200/- & above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix are entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600 plus DA thereon in cities mentioned in the Annexure to Board’s letter dated 03/08/2017 and @ Rs.1800 plus DA thereon at all other places.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that with the issuance of instructions dated 17/08/2017, an anomalous situation has arisen wherein the Railway employees in Pay Level 3, drawing pay Rs. 21,700/- and above upto Level 8 are entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600 + DA thereon (in Al/A class cities and in other cities @ Rs. 1800 + DA thereon), while those in Pay Level 1 & 2 are made eligible for the Transport Allowance at the said rate (i.e. Rs. 3600/- + DA thereon) on reaching the Pay of Rs. 24,200/- and above.

Federation further desires to state that pursuant to the recommendations of 5th CPC and 6th CPC, the following instructions were issued:-

Recommendations of 5th CPC - Transport Allowance
RBE No. 179/1997 (rates w.e.f. 01/08/1997)

S.NoPay Scale of the EmployeesA 1/A Class CityOther Places
1Rs.8000-13500 or above800400
2Rs.6500-10500 or above but below Rs.8000-13500400200
3Below Rs.6500- 1050010075

Above position reveals that all the employees working in pay scale below Rs. 6500-10500 i.e. upto Rs. 6000-9800 (S1 to S1OA) were allowed Transport Allowance at the uniform rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. in Al/A class cities irrespective of their pay.

Recommendations of 6th CPC -Transport Allowance
RBE No.111/2008 (rates w.e.f 01/09/2008) & RBE No.95/2015

Employees drawing Grade Pay of
Rate of Transport Allowance For A 1/A Class cities
GP 5400 & above3200 + DA
GP 4200-4800,GP below 4200 and pay in pay band = Rs.74401600 + DA
GP below 4200 and Pay below Rs.7400600 + DA

From the above, it could be seen that the employees were allowed higher rate of Transport Allowance on reaching the pay @ Rs.7440/- irrespective of their Grade Pay (PB-) viz., GP 1800,1900,2000,2400,2800.
The above position shows that the Board's instructions dated 03-08- 2017 and 17-08-2017 have deprived the Transport Allowance at Rs.3600/- + Da thereon to the staff working in pay Level 1 & 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix due to the restriction that such higher rate of Transport Allowance is allowed on reaching the pay of Rs.24,200, inspite of the fact that they were already drawing higher rate when their pay was Rs.7,440/- in 6th CPC Grade Pay 1800,1900,2000,2400 and 2800.

Federation contends that the ends of justice would be met if the Railway employees working in Pay Level 1 & 2 are also allowed payment of Transport Allowance at higher rate i.e.Rs.3600/- + DA thereon when their pay is Rs.21,700/- instead Rs.24,200/-.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to make out a case and refer the matter to the Ministry of Finance for removal of aberration for ensuring justice to lower level staff (i.e.Pay level 1 and 2 also). A Copy of the reference made to the Ministry of Finance, may be provided to the Federation for follow up action.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Rates effective from 1st July, 2016.


7th CPC DA from Jul, 2016 & Jan, 2017 for Defence Personnel: MoD Order

F. No. 1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 18th August, 2017
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Decision of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Rates effective from 1st July, 2016.

Sir,
Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government relating to Dearness Allowance, the undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2016-E-II(B) dated 04.11.2016 & 1/3/2017-E- II(B) dated 30.03.2017 on the above subject

The provisions of the said letters will mutatis-mutandis be applicable to Armed Forces Personnel. These letters will be in supersession of letters of even number dated 23.11.2016 and 17.04.2017.

2. These letters issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 229-PA dated 17.08.2017 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2016-E.II(B) dated 04.11.2016 & O.M. No. 1/3/2017-Ell (8) dated 30.03.2017.
Yours faithfully,
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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