Saturday, 7 October 2017

MACPS for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Implementation of the 7th CPC Recommendation Clarification regarding revised benchmark of "Very Good" of APAR grading

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Implementation of the 7th CPC Recommendation Clarification regarding revised benchmark of "Very Good" of APAR grading
MACP-7THCPC-CENTRAL-GOVERNMENT-EMPLOYEES
Fax/Speed Post
F.No.A-26017/127/2017-Ad.IIA
Government Of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
North Block
New Delhi, the 04th October,2017
To,
All Cadre Controlling Authorities under CBEC

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Implementation of the 7th CPC Recommendation Clarification regarding revised benchmark of "Very Good" of APAR grading.

Sir,
DoP&t vide OM No.35034/3/2015-Estt(D) dated 28.09.2016 had clarified that with effect from 25.07.2016. For grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be "Very Good" for all the posts.

2. The Board has been receiving a number of references from various field formations of CBEC, Associations and individuals on the subject mentioned above, seeking clarification whether the revised benchmark of "Very Good" (w.e.f 25.07.2016) may be applied to ACRs/APARs of 2015-16 and period prior to that, and whether the officers should be given opportunity to represent against the "Good" grading of past ACRs/APARs.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with DoP&T .DoP&T has opined that there is no question of allowing second opportunity of representation against the APAR which are post 2009 as these are already disclosed to the employees in APAR process. DoP&T vide OM dated 28.09.2016 has implemented the recommendations of 7th CPC. accepted by the Government for enhancing the benchmark for grant of MACP to ‘Very Good’. These instructions are applicable w.e.f 25.07.2016, the date of issue of Government Resolution by D/o Expenditure. Therefore, in cases where the MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the revised benchmark of ‘Very Good’ is to be followed. In other words, the overall grading of the APARs reckonable for grant of MACP should be atleast ‘Very Good’.
Yours faithfully.
(M.K.Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele.No.011-230955528

Creamy Layer Criteria in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Institutions - DoPT Orders on 6.10.2017


Creamy Layer Criteria in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Institutions - DoPT Orders on 6.10.2017

Establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector  Undertakings(PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer Criteria - DoPT issued orders on 6.10.2017

No.41034/5/2014-Estt.(Res.)Vol-IV-Part
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Persons
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 6th October 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector  Undertakings(PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer Criteria - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT 0M No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated (copy at Annexure I) regarding reservation for Other  Backward Classes in civil posts and servces under the Government of India. In terms of para 3 of the said 0M, similar instructions were to be issued respect of Public Sector Undertakings and financial institutions including Public Sector Banks by Department of Public Enterprises and by the Ministry of Finance respectively.

2. Government had recently examined the proposal for establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria amongst Other Backward Classes. The Cabinet in its meeting held on 8.8.2017, inter-alia, approved para 5.2 of the Cabinet Note wherein the general principles for determination of equivalence in respect of Pubic Sector Undertakings, Banks and Pubic insurance organizations were proposed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Relevant extracts of para 5.2 and para 9 of the Cabinet Note are appended at Annexure II.

3. Department of pubic Enterprises and Department of Financial Services are requested to advise all the public sector organizations under their respective administrative Control to issue necessary orders immediately, accordance with principles approved by the Cabinet as appended in Annexure Il, so as to conclude the exercise before 31st March, 2018.

4. It is also requested that orders issued in the matter may kindly be arranged to be endorsed by all concerned to this Department as well as M/o Social Justice & Empowerment for our record.
sd/-
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary
Source: www.dopt.gov.in

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017


Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017
Dearness-Allowance-Central-Government-RAILWAY-employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALA Y A)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No. 60/PC-VII
File No. PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1
RBE No.: 137 /2017
New Delhi, dated: 06.10.2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter RBE No 30/2017 dated 31.03.2017 (F. No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

2.The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3.The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21 )), Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume -II (Sixth Edition- 1987)- Second Reprint 2005.

4.The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5.The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2017.

6.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission - VII
Railway Board

Source: Indian Railways

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS



ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS
Tele : 25684645
Telefax: 011-25684946
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in
Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110 010

B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS
Dated:03.10.2017
M/s UTI-ITSL
UTI Bhawan, Plot No.3,Sector 11
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra - 400614

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS

1.Further to our letter No.B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS dated 20 Sep 2017.

2.Based On number of representations received from various Regional Centres, the following modifications in the referral generation process will be carried out:
(a) Under exceptional situations if the OIC Polyclinic is convinced that even in the absence of Aadhaar Card, a referral is required to be issued, the OIC Polyclinic will endorse his remarks justifying the issue of referral without Aadhaar Card and referral may be generated.
(b) However, it shall be the responsibility of the OIC Polyclinic to ensure that Aadhaar numbers is entered in that claim ID within next 30 days of issue of such referrals and in no circumstances next referrals and in no circumstances next referral to such individuals will be issued without Aadhaar details.
(c) UTI-ITSL to ensure that a trail of such referrals is maintained and a check box is created which can be selected by the OIC Polyclinic for issue of referrals even in the absence of Aadhaar details. UTI-ITSL to guidelines enumerated above for OIC Polyclinic and Systematically ensure that Aadhaar details are captured as per above mentioned instructions.
3. In addition, UTI-ITSL to create following exceptions in the referral generation module:-
(a) Nepal Domicile Gorkhas (NDG) are exempted from submitting Aadhaar details.
(b) Polyclinics under RC Guwahati and Polyclinics under RC Jammu (in the state of J&K) are also exempted from submitting Aadhaar details till further orders.
4.These guidelines be implemented with immediate effect.

5.This has the approval of MD, ECHS.
(BR Salgotra)
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for Dir (Stats & Automation)

Risk and Hardship Allowance - Railway Department : NFIR


Risk and Hardship Allowance - Railway Department : NFIR

No. 1/5(g)/Part V
Dated: 03/10/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Risk and Hardship Allowance - coverage of Safety category Staff such as Pointsmen, Gate Keepers, Operating Staff working in Yard etc., Electrical Staff in TRD, Staff of AC Coaches, EMUs, Electrical Workshops & staff working in General Services (Power and Train lighting) and Staff of S&T Department in Railways-reg.

Ref:   (i)  Railway Board's letters No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017.
         (ii)  NFIR' s letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 29/08/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 wherein it was requested to take action for covering the remaining categories of P. Way staff such as Black Smiths, Welders etc., for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance as their duties/responsibilities are also risky and hardships prone due to the fact that they are required to work physically on the P. Way tracks and that the 7th CPC has unfortunately failed to consider the role of these staff in laying/maintenance of Railway tracks. However, decision for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance in favour of these P. Way staff working (Black Smith, Welders etc.,) is yet to be taken by Board. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 on the subject is enclosed for ready reference.

Further to above, Federation finds that the jobs performed by Pointsmen, Traffic Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department - working in Yards, stations etc.,), Staff of TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff are also risky consequently they are prone to accidents and health hazards. These categories have not been covered for Risk & Hardship Allowance under the Risk & Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) due to the reason that the 7th CPC had failed to give weightage to the nature of duties and responsibilities being performed by these staff. The Railway Board also has not taken initiative to highlight the Risk and Hardship conditions before the Committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary, Government of India.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly arrange to initiate action for covering P. Way Staff such as Black Smiths, Welders, Helpers, Pointsmen, Traffic. Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department), Electrical Staff working in TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff under Risk and Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs. 2700/- p.m. Action taken in the matter may kindly be apprised to the Federation soon.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
 Source: NFIR

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme


Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme for 3rd quarter of 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 - DoE O.M dated 29.09.2017

F.No.01/04/2016-NS
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29.09.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme.

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on quarterly basis since 1st April, 2016. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 shall remain unchanged form those notified for the second quarter of FY 2017-18.

2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.
(H. K. Srivastav)
Director (Budget)
Tele - 011-23093569
Source: Department of Expenditure

7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance be increased 25% every time DA increases by 50% - CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939


7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance be increased 25% every time DA increases by 50% - CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 

7th-CPC-CSS-CONSTANT-ATTENDANT-ALLOWANCE

No.1/4/2017 - P&PW (F)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Dated the 3rd October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the VIIth Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 - Constant Attendant Allowance - regarding.

In continuation of this Department's OM No.1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 2nd August 2017, revising the Constant Attendant Allowance from the existing Rs.4500/- p.m to Rs.6750/- p.m, it has also been decided that the rate of Constance Attendant Allowance payable to the Civilian pensioners shall be increased by 25% every time the dearness allowance on the revised Pay in the Pay Matrix increases by 50%.

2.All other terms and conditions of this Department's OM NO. 1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 2nd August 2017 will remain the same.

3.In so far as persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

4.These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of finance (Department of Expenditure) vide, their OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017 and ID NO.11-1/2016-IC/Pt dated 25.07.2017

5.Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director
Source: Pensioners Portal

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