Saturday, 30 September 2017

7th CPC Bunching of stages - Railway Board revised pay structure clarification with Example


7th CPC Bunching of stages - Railway Board revised pay structure clarification with Example
7thCPC-Bunching-of-Stages-Railway-Board


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 62.
File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3
RBE No.139/2017
New Delhi, dated 27.09.2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Instructions relating to bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC was issued vide Board's letter dated 26.09.2016. Subsequently in View of interim clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No. 1-6/2016-IC (Pt) dated 13.06.2017, it was advised vide Board's letter dated 29.06.2017 that, wherever not given effect to implementation of provision of bunching contained in Board's letter dated 26.09.2016 may be put on hold till such time detailed clarifications are issued to avoid subjective interpretation of the provisions that could result in anomalies/recoveries at a later date.

2. Now, detailed clarifications over the issue has been issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017 (copy enclosed).

3. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M. dated 03.08.2017 will be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways w.r.t. RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

4. Illustrations in this regard are enclosed at Annexure-A & Annexure-B.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Annexure A
Illustration to show where bunching is not applicable
Name of PersonBasic Pay in 6th CPC as on 1.1.2016Grade Pay in 6th CPCCorresponding Level of 7th CPCBasic pay* 2.57Basic pay fixed on 01.01.2016 in corresponding Level of 7 th CPCRemarks
EXAMPLE-I
A156104600Level 7401174490
B160804600Level 74132544900Though the difference in pay in
the 6th CPC
between A & B is
more than 3%, no
bunching is to be
provided in terms of
MOF's O.M dated
03.08. 2017, as the
pay in 7th CPC has
been fixed in first
Cell of Level 7 of
the Matrix.
C165804600Level 74261044900Though the
difference in pay in
the 6th CPC
between A,B&C is
more than 3%, no
bunching is to be
provided as the pay
in 7th CPC has been
fixed in first Cell of
Level 7 of the
Matrix.
D170804600Level 74389644900Though the defference in pay in the 6th CPC between A, B, C & D is more than 3%, no bunching is to be proided as the pay in 7th CPC has been fixed in first Cell of Level 7 of the Matrix.
EXAMPLE-II
A6341010000Level 14162963167200
B6502010000Level 14167101167200Though the pay of A & B has been fixed in the same cell and pay of B is more than A in 6th CPC pay sales, bunching need not be provided as the difference in pay in the 6th CPC between A & B is less than 3%

Source: AIRF

6th CPC: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission
No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 136% to 139% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M.No.1(13)/2008-E.II(B) dated dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard
distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE/ Download PDF

5th CPC: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission
No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 264% to 268% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M.No.1(13)/97-E.II(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard
distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE/ Download PDF

Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years


Cabinet approves the Retirement Age of Doctors increased to 65 years

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet
27-September-2017 18:32 IST
Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years 

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years in the following manner:
i. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age of doctors of Indian Railways Medical Service to 65 years.

ii. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age to 65 years for doctors working in Central Universities and IITs (Autonomous Bodies) under Department of Higher Education and doctors in Major Port Trusts (Autonomous Bodies) under Ministry of Shipping.

iii. The superannuation age has been enhanced to 65 years in respect of doctors under their administrative control of the respective Ministries/Departments [M/o of AYUSH (AYUSH Doctors), Department of Defence (civilian doctors under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service), Department of Defence Production (Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service Medical Officers), Dental Doctors under D/o Health & Family Welfare, Dental doctors under Ministry of Railways and of doctors working in Higher Education and Technical Institutions under Department of Higher Education].

iv. The Union Cabinet has further approved that doctors shall hold the administrative posts till the date of attaining the age of 62 years and thereafter their services shall be placed in Non-Administrative positions.
The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.
Around 1445 doctors of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government would be benefitted.
The decision will not have much financial implications as large number of posts are lying vacant and the present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against sanctioned posts.

Background :
  • The age of superannuation of doctors of Central Health Service was enhanced to 65 years w.e.f 31st May, 2016.
  • The doctors other than Central Health Service including doctors of other systems of Medicine of Central Government requested for enhancement of age of superannuation on the ground of parity with CHS and shortage.
Source: PIB

Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer - Simplified application Procedure - RBE No.131/2017

Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer - Simplified application Procedure - RBE No.131/2017
RBE No.131/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I-2017/TR/24
New Delhi, dated 22.09.2017
The General Managers
All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list).

Sub: Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer. 

In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 15.09.2017 (RBE No. 130/2017), the procedure for Mutual Transfer is further simplified. Hereafter, for Divisionally controlled posts, applications for Mutual Transfer duly signed by both applicants in the proper format, from a Division of one Railway to Division on another Railway need not be routed through the HQ offices. It shall be dealt directly only by the Divisions concerned.

For HQ controlled posts the prevailing procedure shall continue

2. Activity and prescribed Timelines:
S
N
ActivityTimeline
(i)Forwarding of Applications by Supervisors to the Personnel Department of the Division : 
it should be verified at this stage that the prescribed application form is complete in all respects duly signed by both employees and the information given therein is correct.
10
days
(ii)Forwarding by Divisional Personnel Department :15
days
(a)Division controlled posts :
Divisional Personnel Department will forward the request application with necessary documents directly to the Division concerned to which transfer is sought. The name and designation of the officer signing the letter should invariably be mentioned in the forwarding letter.
(b)HQ controlled posts :
Personnel Department will forward the application with all necessary documents to Zonal HQ (CPO office).
(iii)Forwarding by Headquarters Personnel Deptt
(For HQ controlled posts) :
On receipt of the application duly forwarded from Division/Workshop, the HQ Personnel Department office will forward it to the Zonal Rly/PU concerned.
15
days
Note : Mutual Exchange is between two employees of the some grade and cadre. This must be verified by the Personnel Department at every stage of processing of applications.
(iv)Conveying of Acceptance : The counterpart HQ/Division to issue their acceptance to forwarding HQ/Division (as the case may be).10
days
(v)Issue of Transfer Order : On receipt of consent from the receiving HQ/Division, the transfer orders should be issued.15
days
(vi)Relieving/Sparing: Once the transfer order is issued; employees should be relieved immediately with the senior employee being relieved first. This will be the responsibility of Branch Officer/Head of Department concerned under whom the staff is working (Board's letters No. ERP/Portal - Transfer/2013 dated 30.04.2014 and No. E(NG)I-2007/TR/26 dated 04.12.2007 refers).15
days
(vii)Dispatch of LPC and Service Records : Personnel Department concerned should ensure that the LPC and Service Record of the employee(s) are sent expeditiously to the new Division/Zone etc. in terms of Board's letter number E(NG)I-2001/TR/16 dated 21.11.2001. Attested Xerox copy of the Service Record should be given to the employee concerned.15
days
Note :  (i) At the stage of forwarding of applications, files need not be routed through concerned Branch Officer/HOD. The consultation with Branch Officers/MODS concerned in Division/HQ shall be done at the stage of relieving only.
(ii) Necessary modifications to Schedule of Powers (SOP) should be made accordingly.

3. As the mutual transfers are ordered with the consent of both the employees. it should be made clear right at the time of forwarding applications that no request for backtracking from the mutual exchange arrangement will be entertained under any circumstances (Board's letter No.5(NGll-2006/TR/6 dated 21.04.2006 refers).

4. It may specifically be noted that forwarding of application cannot be done by any level lower than the Divisional Personnel Officer (DPO) or Sr DPO in the Divisions and WPO in the Workshops. Dy CMM, WMs, AENs and other such Officers/Unites should invariably route the request applications through their corresponding Personnel Officer ang should not forward any application to other Division/Unit directly.

5. All other terms and conditions regulating mutual transfer of Railway employees will continue to remain in force.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.
(PM. Meena)
Deputy Director-II/Estt.(NG)I
Railway Board

Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment: CGDA's Instruction


Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment: CGDA's Instructions

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110 010
AT/II/Misc-VIII
Dated: 22 Sep 2017
To,
All PCsDA/CsDA
All CsFA (Fys)/PCA (Fys)
(Through CGDA website)

Subject: Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment.

Please find enclosed HQrs office letter No. 5169 /AT-P/Vol-XII dated 12.09.2017 addressed to PCDA (P) Allahabad on the subject issue for your necessary action.
2. It is requested to examine the contents of the ibid letter and comments thereon may be furnished to HQrs office through return FAX/e-mail by 26th Sep 2017 positively for better appreciation of the case.
(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA
O/O THE CONTROMR GENERAL OE DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANT: 10
No. AT/I/1225/III
Dated: 15/09/2017
To
The PCDA(O)
Pune.

Subject: Simplification of Pension payment procedure for first payment.

Please find enclosed HQrs office letter bearing No. 5169 / AT-P/ Vol-XII dated 12/09/2017 addressed to PCDA(P) Allahabad and copy endorsed to PCDA by name on the subject issue for necessary action please.

2. It is requested to examine the contents of the ibid letter and comments thereon may be furnished to this HQrs office through FAX / e-mail at the earliest for better apprication of the case.

Encl:- As above.
(V K PUROHIT)
For CGDA
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010
Phone: (011) 25665545, 25665575, 76, 78
Fax: (011) 25674813, 25674831
No. 5169/AT-P/Vol-XII
Dated: 12.09.2017
To,
Shri Praveen Kumar, IDAS
Pr. Controller
PCDA (Pension) Allahabad

Sub: Simplification of pension payment procedure for first payment.
Ref: PCDA (P) Allahabad letter No. AT/Tech/70/XXV dated 11.08.2017.

The comments received under above cited letter have been examined in this HQrs CGDA Office. Initiation of first payment without physical presence of pensioners is essential to ensure implementation of orders issued by DOP&PW/MoD and circulated vide PCDA (P) Allahabad Circular No. 132 and 546 and also in the proposed CPDA scenario. In view of the procedure being followed by Civil Ministries for processing, calculating, making payments and also revising Retirement/ Death gratuity and CVP (in case payment not opted through bank) could also be adopted for Commissioned Officer, PBORs and Defence Civilians.

2. It is intimated that in case of Civil Ministries, the H.O.O. (through PAOs) are responsible for release of lump-sum payment following the date of retirement under intimation to CPAO (details also available on website of CPAO). Hence, PCDA (O)/AFCAO/NPO in case of Commissioned Officers, Record Offices/PAOs for JCOs/ORs and HOOs/AOs for Defence Civilians could be assigned the responsibility who will release these payments after retirement. This will only change the procedure/agency for payment of lump-sum pensionary benefits. The claim initiating agency shall reflect the amount worked out on account of Gratuity/CVP in the claim submitted to PSA. The receiving lump sum payments but also being uniformity in the procedures presently being followed by other Civil Ministries.

3. IT is, Therefore, requested that matter may please be examined and views on the above proposal may please be forwarded positively by 27th September’ 2017 for taking final decision in The matter.

(Kanwaldeep Singh)
Jt. CGDA (Pension)
Copy To:
1. Shri M.A. Lincoln, IDAS, Pr. Controller PCDA (Navy) Mumbai ...For information and similar necessary action as requested above.
2. Shri Mohinder Singh, IDAS, Controller CDA (AF)n New Delhi ...For information and similar necessary action as requested above.
3. Shri Puskal Upadhyay, IDASm Jt.CGDA (P&W) ...For information. The above proposal may
please be examined and comments on the same may be provided for taking a decision on the matter.

(Kanwaldeep Singh)
Jt. CGDA (Pension)
pension payment procedure

Implementation of Digital Life Certificate Programme-regarding enrollment of Defence Civilian and Defence Civilian Pensioner


Implementation of Digital Life Certificate Programme-regarding enrollment of Defence Civilian and Defence Civilian Pensioner

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code - 226002
No.PT/3088/DLCP/Vol-V
Dated 18.09.2017
To,
The Officer in-charge
(All Sub-Offices)

Sub : Implementation of Digital Life Certificate Programme-regarding enrollment of Defence Civilian and Defence Civilian Pensioner.
Ref: This office DO letter No. PT/3088/DLCP/Vol-II dated 30.03.2017 and latest letter dated 13.06.2016.

1. Please refer to this office DO/letter cited under reference regarding furnishing of weekly report on enrollment of Defence Civilians (in service/pensioner) for Aadhar  Card, which is being forwarded to HQrs office. Now the same is monitored by CDA (IDAS), New Delhi directly.

2. It is pertinent to mentioned here that 100% enrollment in Adhar is mandatory as per HQrs mandate but it has been observed that the progress in this regard is not satisfactory and the report has also not been updated since long. It is therefore requested to furnish the latest updated report immediately to this office for onward submission to CDA (IDS) office and a letter may also be issued to all concerned units from where reports are not being forwarded or sufficient progress achieved. Concerted efforts may please taken to achieve the target.

3. Further, a report regarding Strength of Defence Civilian (Non-DAD). is still awaited from most of the offices, which is called for vide this office letter No PT/3088/DLCP/Vol-IV dated 31.03.2017 under which Name of the units, their strength, having Adhar No. etc were to be furnished in the enclosed proforma.
The desired report may please be furnished immediately through e-mail/fax for further necessary action, please.

sd/-
Accounts Officer (PT)
Authority: pcdacc.gov.in

7th CPC monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways w.e.f. 01.01.2016


As per 7th CPC monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways w.e.f. 01.01.2016: NFIR requests

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
No. II/57/Part I
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19/07/2005.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. II/57/Part I dated 15/05/2017.

NFIR vide letter No. dated 15/05/2017 has requested the Railway Board to revise the monthly remuneration to contract para-medical staff on Zonal Railways etc., in view of revision of pay structure of regular employees w.e.f. 01/01/2016 pursuant to Government's decision on 7th CPC report. The Federation feels sad to mention that the Railway Board have not yet issued orders revising the monthly remuneration rates to the contract para-medical staff.

The Railway Board may kindly appreciate the fact that in the past when the pay scales of regular employees were revised, the monthly remuneration rates of contract para-medical staff were also revised. On the same analogy, the revision of remuneration of monthly rates to contract para- medical staff is required to be done for the existing contract para-medical staff in the Railways w.e.f. January 2016. They may also be granted privilege pass and medical facility as a special case.

Federation therefore requests to expedite action for upward revision of monthly remuneration of contract medical staff with effect from January, 2016 and also grant privilege pass and medical facilities.
Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR Download PDF

Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF)


Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF)

No.CAIU/011(44)2016/Aadhar/10273
Date: 22 SEP 2017
To
All ACCs (Zones) including ACC (ASD),
All RPFC-I/ RPFC 11 (Regional Offices),

Sub: Aadhaar linking and interoperability of General Provident Fund (GPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) -regarding.

Sir,
Please find enclosed herewith a letter No.D-11011/36/2016-DBT (Cab.) dated 29.08.2017 received from Assistant Director, Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission forwarding therewith record of discussions of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, DBT Mission on 25.08.2017, wherein it has been directed that all the Departments should ensure 100% of Aadhaar seeding by December 31,2017.

2. It is requested to implement the instructions issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, DBT Mission, New Delhi for seeding of Aadhaar by December 31, 2017.

[This issues with the approval of ACC-II (CAIU)].
Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(A.K. Mandal)
Authority: www.efpindia.com

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