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Revision of flat rates of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation throughout the country


Revision of flat rates of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation throughout the country
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CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT -10

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
No.AN/XII/18007/I/Vol. I (Pt)
Dated: 27.09.2017
To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCA (Fys) Kolkata
(Through CGDA's website)

Subject: Revision of flat rates of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation throughout the country

A copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Urban Development, Directorate of Estate Office Memorandum No. 18011 /2/2015-Pol.III dated 19.07.2017 on the above subject is forward ed herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action .

2. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy. CGOA (Admin)

No. 18011/2/2015-Pol.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 19 July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of flat rate of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country.

In terms of the provisions of the Rule 74 of the "Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation Rules. 2017, the Government has decided to revise the flat rates of licence fee recoverable for the residential accommodation available in General Pool and also in Departmental Pools of Ministries/Departments of the Government of India throughout the Country (except in respect of substandard/unclassified accommodation of Ministry of Defence, 'accommodation for service personnel of the Ministry of Defence and accommodation under the control of Ministry of Railways), as shown in the Annexure.

2. The revised rates of licence fee would be effective from 1st July, 2017. All Ministries/Departments are requested to take action to recover the revised licence fee in accordance with these orders in respect of accommodation under their control all over the country.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing of the Ministry of Urban Development vide Note dated 6/7/2017.
(swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)
Tel. 23062505

Annexure
(To OM No. 18011/2/2015-Pol.III dated 19 July, 2017)

Revised flat rates of licence fee applicable for General Pool  Residential Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country w.e.f.  01-07-2017
Sl.No.Type of AccommodationRangeExisting flat rates of Licence fee as per 2013 revisionLicence after merger of various areas in a type of   accommodation   as per % of accommodation- rounded to Rs. 10
1.IUpto 30115150
2.IUpto 30135
3.II26.5 to 40245310
4.II41 to 50310
5.III44 to 55370470
6.III56 to 65450
7.IV59 to 75500640
8.IV76 to 91.5625
9.IV (Special)59 to 75500680
10.Iv (Special)76 to 91.5625
11.V AUpto 1068751190
12.V ABeyond 1061065
13.V BBeyond 10610651270
14.VI AUpto 159.513051560
15VI BBeyond 159.515651870
16VII189.5 to 224.518352190
17VIII243 to35026303920
18VIII350.5  to 5223875
For Servant Quarters & Garages

Sl.No.ParticularsExisting Rates (p.m.)Revised Rates rounded to Rs. 10 (p.m.)
1Servant QuartersRs. 60/-70
2GaragesRs.35/-40

For categories of Suite, living area and proposed flat rates of licence fee for Hostel Accommodation
Sl.No.Category ofSuiteLiving  Area (Sq. mtr.)Existing ratesRevised Rates rounded  to  Rs.10 (p.m.)
1Single Room(without Kitchen)21.5 to 30335/-400
Single Room (with Kitchen)30.5 to 39.5475/-560
2Double Room47.5 to 6o650/-770

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7th CPC Fixation of employees in 1S scale of 4440-7440 in GP 1300 (6th CPC) and without GP: Railway Board Order RBE No. 140/2017


7th CPC Fixation of employees in 1S scale of 4440-7440 in GP 1300 (6th CPC) and without GP: Railway Board Order RBE No. 140/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
PC-VII No. 63
RBE No.140/2017
No. PC-VII/2016/I/6/1
New Delhi, dated 28/09/2017
ORDER

Sub: Fixation of employees in 1S scale of 4440-7440 in GP 1300 (6th CPC) and without GP.
The new pay structure notified by Ministry of Finance vide Revised Pay Rules, 2016 has not provided a framework for replacement of existing pay structure of employees in -1S scale of 3 4440-7440 GP 3 1300 (6th C PC) and without GP. Therefore, a proposal for aligning the same on lines of 7th CPC pay structure was forwarded to Implementation Cell/Ministry of Finance, after taking cognizance of the demands raised by Staff Federations.

2. Now, with the approval of MoF, it has been decided that Level-1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC report be the replacement for the pre-revised - l S scale. The pay of those governed by the -1S scale may be revised by using the Fitment Factor of 2.57 for placement in Level-1 in conformity with Rule-7 of the RS(RP) Rules, 2016. All pre-revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of ? 7,000 in the pre-revised -1 S scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by DoE, Ministry of Finance's O.M. dated 03.08.2017, circulated vide Board's letter dated 27.09.2017 (RBE No. 139/2017) on application of the said benefit.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
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Where is the Bonus for BSNL employees?


Where is the Bonus for BSNL employees?

Bonus is the deferred wage. There was no Bonus for government employees till 1977. Sustained struggles were fought by the Railways and Central government employees for Bonus, including the historic Railway Strike of 1974. It was only after the Janata Government came in to power that Bonus was granted.
The government has announced Bonus for Railway, Postal and other central establishments for 2017, though it is below the demand of the employees. But BSNL employees, who were central government employees earlier, have not been granted the same so far, despite demand from the unions. The Festival season has started and the delay in announcing the same is unjustified.

We demand the BSNL management to announce the Bonus for employees at the earliest.

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7TH CPC: Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix - Issues regarding

Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix - Issues regarding

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No.4-6/2017-IC/E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated,the 28th September, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix - Issues regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the Pay Matrix contained in Part A of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as promulgated vide notification No.GSR 721 (E) dated 25th July, 2016, where the Level-13 of the Pay Matrix starts at Rs.1,18,500 at Cell one and ends at Rs.2,14,100 at Cell twenty one and to state that in terms of CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 promulgated vide G5R 592(E) dated 15.6.2017, the said Level 13 of the Pay Matrix has been modified. The modified Level 13 starts at Rs.1,23,100 at Cell one, ending at Rs.2,15,900 at Cell twenty.

2.The modified Level-13 in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 takes effect from 1st January,2016. Accordingly, the earlier Level-13 of the Pay Matrix as contained in CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 notified on 25.7.2016 and effective from 1st January, 2016 has become non-existent ab-initio with the promulgation of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017. The modified Level 13 is an improvement on the earlier Level 13 in as much as the earlier Level 13 is based on the ‘Index of Rationalisation' (IOR) of 2.57, whereas the modified Level 13 is based on the IOR of 2.67. It is for this reason of improvement that the modified Level 13 begins at Rs.1,23,100, as against the earlier one which began at Rs.1,18,500.

3. Consequent upon the aforesaid modification of Level 13 in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 effective from 1.1.2016 and the resultant re-fixation of pay therein in supersession of the earlier pay fixation, references have been received from Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications on certain issues. These issues and the decisions thereon are brought in the succeeding paragraphs.

Issue No. 1 - Whether pay in the Level-13 is to be fixed by multiplying by a factor of 2.57 or 2.67

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission, while formulating the various Levels contained in the Pay Matrix, corresponding to the pre-Revised pay structure, used "Index Of Rationalization" (IOR) to arrive at the starting Cell of each Level (the 1st Cell) of the Pay Matrix. This IOR has been applied by the Commission on the minimum entry pay corresponding to the successive Grades Pay in the pre-Revised pay structure. In Level-13 of the Pay Matrix, as formulated by the 7th CPC and as accepted by the Government in terms of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 promulgated vide notification dt. 25.7.2016, the IOR was 2.57. The IOR in respect of both Levels 12 and Level 13-A, i.e., Levels immediately lower and immediately higher than Level-13, is 2.67. Therefore, the modified Level-13 in terms of the Pay Matrix contained in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 has also been formulated based on the IOR of 2.67.

5.While the concept of the IOR, as applied by the 7th CPC, is exclusively in regard to formulation of the Levels in Pay Matrix, the formula for fixation of pay in the Pay Matrix based on the basic pay drawn in the pre-revised pay structure for the purpose of migration to the Pay Matrix, as recommended by the 7th CPC, is based on the fitment factor of 2.57. The Commission recommends " this fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees." Accordingly, Rule 7 (1)(A)(i) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, relating to fixation of pay in the revised pay structure, clearly provides that "in case of all employees the pay in the applicable level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing pay by a factor of 2.57………"

6.Thus, the fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in all the Levels of Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure is altogether different from the IOR. The fitment factor of 2.57 is uniformly applicable for all employees for the purpose of fixation of pay in all the Levels of Pay Matrix. This has no relation with the "IOR". The formula for fixation of pay based on the fitment factor of 2.57, as contained in Rule 7(1)(A)(i) of the CCS(RP) Rules,2016, has not been modified by the CCS (Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules,2017.

7. Accordingly, pay in the Level-13 of the Pay Matrix, as provided for in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017, shall continue to be fixed based on the fitment factor of 2.57 as already provided for in Rule 7(1) (A) (1) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016. In case pay has been fixed in the modified Level-13 by way of fitment factor of 2.67, the same is contrary to the Rules and is liable to be rectified and excess amount recovered forthwith.

Issue No. 2 : Pay re-fixed in the modified Level-13 working out lower than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-13

8. As mentioned above, earlier Level 13 in operation before the coming into force of CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 promulgated vide notification dt. 15.6.2017, has become non-existent ab-initio and the modified Level 13 as contained in CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 is the applicable Level 13 from 1.1.2016. Therefore, the earlier Level 13 is extinct and, hence, no employee can retain the some consequent upon promulgation of CCS(Revised Pay)(Amendment) Rules, 2017.

9. As such, pay in respect of those, who are entitled to Level 13 either from 1.1.2016 or from any date later than 1.1.2016, has to be re-fixed in the modified Level 13 and the pay as earlier fixed in the earlier Level 13 gets automatically rescinded. Therefore, pay, as fixed in the modified Level 13 in terms of Rule 7 of the CCS(RP)Rules, 2016 in case of those who were drawing pay in the pre-revised pay structure in PB-4 plus Grade Pay of Rs.8700 as on 31.12.2015 or in terms of Rule 13 thereof in case of those promoted to Level 13 on or after 1.1.2016, shall now be the pay for all purposes.

10. However, a few instances have been brought to the notice of this Ministry, where pay fixed in the modified Level-13 contained in CCS (RP) (Amendment) Rules,2017 works out less than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-13 before promulgation of this amendment.

11.The pay fixed strictly in terms of the applicable provisions of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 in the earlier Level-13 before promulgation of CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017, was the pay before the date of promulgation of the said Amendment Rules on 15.6.2017. As pay is now required to be re-fixed in the Level-13 contained in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017, any overpayment, if taking place, consequent upon such re-fixation is not attributable to the concerned employee.

12.Accordingly, it has been decided that if the pay re-fixed strictly as per Rule 7 or Rules 13, as the case may be, of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 in the Level-13 based on the Pay Matrix contained in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 ( as per the fitment factor of 2.57) happens to be lower than the pay as earlier fixed as per the said Rules ( fitment factor of 2.57) in the earlier Level-13, then while the pay as re-fixed shall be the pay as applicable to the concerned employee for all purposes, any recovery of over payment on account of such re-fixation during the period up to 30.6.2017, the month in which the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 has been issued, shall be waived.
13. The cases of employees who retired on or after 1.1.2016 and up to 30.6.2017 and if covered under pars 12 above, shall be processed as per Rule 70 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

Issue No. 3 - Re-exercise of option for coming over to the Revised Pay structure in case of Level 13

14. A reference has been received whether in view of the modification in the Level 13 in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 promulgated on 15.6.2017 with effect from 1.1.2016, the date of effect of the revised pay structure contained in CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, the employees who are entitled to the Level 13 on 1.1.2016 may be given fresh option to come over to the revised pay structure in case of modified Level 13.

15. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that since the modification of the Level 13 as per CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 is a material change, the employees, who were entitled to Level 13 as on 1.1.2016 and who had already opted for the earlier Level-13 as per Rules 5 and 6 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, shall be given an opportunity for re-exercise of their option there under. Such an option may be exercised within three months from the date of issue of these orders.

16. In their application to employees belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

17. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017


Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017

F.No.42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 28th Sept, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 07.04.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) datd 11.09.2017.

3. In partial modification of this Department OMs of even no. dated 16.12.2016 and 27.04.2017, Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies referred to in category (i) in para 2 and Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners referred to in category (vi) in para 2 above, will also be eligible for dearness relief @ 2% w.e.f 01.07.2016 and @ 4% w.e.f 01.01.2017, in terms of this Department OMs of even no dated 16.11.2016 and 07.04.2017 respectively. The dearness relief already drawn by the above pensioners in terms of OMs dated 16.11.2016 and 27.4.2017, will be adjusted from the revised dearness relief payable under these orders.

4. These orders shall not be applicable on CPF beneficiaries, their widows and eligible children who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department's OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised vide this Department's OM 1110/2012-P&PW(E) dtd 27.06.2013. Separate orders will be issued in respect of above category.

5. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

6. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and reemployed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained
in this Department's OM No.45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F.No.38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

7. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

8. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

9. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/0411981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

10. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

11. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No.1/9/2017-E.II(B) dated 20th Sept, 2017.

12. Hindi version will follow.
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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AICPIN for August 2017 - Expected DA from January 2018

AICPIN for August 2017 - Expected DA from January 2018

The AICPIN (All India Consumer Price Index) for Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100 for August, 2017 remained stationary at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). 

No.5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
'CLEREMONT', SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th September, 2017
PRESS RELEASE

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

The All-India CPI-IW for August, 2017 remained stationary at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between July, 2017 and August, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.71 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing (+) 0.37 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Coconut Oil, Pure Ghee, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Poi Sag, Pumpkin, Banana, Coconut, Mango, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Bide, Cinema Charges, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Masur Dal, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Carrot, French Beans, Green Coriander Leaves, Methi, Peas, Tomato, Torai, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.52 per cent for August, 2017 as compared to 1.79 per cent for the previous month and 5.30 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 1.61 per cent against (-) 0.32 per cent of the previous month and 6.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Jalpaiguri reported the maximum increase of 11 points followed by Jalandhar and Rourkela (8 points each), Chhindwara (6 points) and Chandigarh and Vishakhapathnam (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 16 centres. On the contrary, Coonoor recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Lucknow (4 points) and Mundakkayam, Chennai and Puducherry (3 points each). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 6 centres and 1 point in 5 centres. Rest of the 16 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres' indices are below national average. The indices of Vishakhapathnam centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of September, 2017 will be released on Tuesday, 31st October, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
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(AMRIT LALJANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
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