Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and equivalent academic staff in Universities/Colleges & centrally funded technical institutions


Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and equivalent academic staff in Universities/Colleges & centrally funded technical institutions

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, following implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees.

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 Universities / Colleges which are funded by the UGC/MHRD and also 329 Universities which are funded by State Governments and 12,912 Govt. and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE. etc.

The approved pay scales would be applicable from 1.1.2016. The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs. 9,800 crore.

The implementation of this pay revision will enhance the teachers' pay in the range of Rs. 10,400 and Rs. 49,800 as against the extant entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %.

For the State Govt. funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments. The Central Government will bear the additional burden of the States on account of revision of pay scales. The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent.

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:


(i) Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, IAS (MN 82), Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change as Officer on Special Duty in the Department of Expenditure with immediate effect. The officer will assume charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Expenditure on superannuation of Shri Ashok Lavasa, IAS (HY 80)


(ii) Shri C.K. Mishra, IAS (BH 83), Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, IAS (MN 82) as OSD, Department of Expenditure.


(iii) Shri Injeti Srinivas, IAS (OR 83), Secretary, Department of Sports & DG, SAI as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.


(iv) Shri Gopal Krishna, IAS (WB 83), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Ministry of Shipping in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri Ravi Kant, IAS (BH 84) as Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution.


(v) Shri Rabul Prasad Bhatnagar, IAS (UP 83), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Department of Sports & DG, SAI in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri Injeti Srinivas, IAS (OR 83) as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.


(vi) Smt Preeti Sudan, IAS (AP 83), Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution as Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri C.K. Mishra, IAS (BH 83) as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.


(vii) Shri Ravi Kant, IAS (BH 84), Secretary, Ministry of Shipping as Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Smt Preeti Sudan, IAS (AP 83) as Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.


(viii) Shri Alok Shrivastava, IAS (MP 84), Special Secretary, Ministry of Shipping as Secretary, Department of Justice.


(ix) Shri K.V. Eapen, IAS (AM 84), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare.


(x) Smt Shakuntala Gamlin, IAS (AGMUT 84), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DIVYANGJAN).


(xi) Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Special Secretary, AYUSH as Secretary, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) on contract basis for the remainder period of 03 years, reckoned from the date of his assumption of charge i.e. 29.06.2017 as Special Secretary, AYUSH.


(xii) Smt Amita Prasad, IAS (KN 85), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. The earlier order appointing Shri V.K. Yadav, IRSEE (80) against this post stands cancelled and the officer is debarred for appointment to any post in the Central Staffing Scheme.


(xiii) Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, IAS (AM 87), presently in the cadre as Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards


GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

No.14-3/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Dated : 9th October, 2017.
To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/ Directors of Accounts (Posts)

Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.07.2017 onwards -reg

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department. of Expenditures O.M No.1/9/2017-E-II)B) dated 20.09 2017 duly endorsed vide this Department's letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 21.09.2017 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/008-E.II(B) dated 26.09.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances an basic TRCA it the Same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2017. it has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramm Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 136% to 139% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2017
2.The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to an Gamin Dak Sevaks.
3.The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant head or account and should be met from the sanctioned grant

4.This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance vide their Dairy No 143/FA/2017/CS dated 09/10/2017.
S/d,
(K.V.VijayaKumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

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Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC)


Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC)

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No. 14014/2/2009-Estt,D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 09th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's 0.M.No.14014/02/2012-Estt(D) dated 16.01.2013 containing consolidated instructions on the subject of compassionate appointments. With regard to appointment of candidates not immediately meeting the educational standards as trainees these instructions provide as under:

"In exceptional circumstances Government may consider recruiting persons not immediately meeting the minimum educational standards. Government may engage them as trainees who will be given the regular pay bands and grade pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. The emoluments of these trainees, during the period of their training and before they are absorbed in the Government as employees, will be governed by the minimum of the - 1S pay band Rs.4440-7440 without any grade pay. In addition, they will be granted all applicable Allowance, like Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the admissible rates. The same shall be calculated on the minimum -IS pay band without any grade pay. The period spent in the -1S pay band by the future recruits will not be counted as service for any purpose as their regular service will start only after they are placed in the pay band PB-1 or Rs.5200-20200 along with grade pay of Rs.1800."

2. The 7th CPC has not provided any replacement scale for 1S pay, band of Rs.4440- 7440 without any grade pay which is granted to trainees appointed under the scheme for compassionate appointment. The matter was taken up with the Department of Expenditure and it has now been decided by the Government that Level-1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC Report be the replacement for the pre-revised- 1S 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 the Rule, 7 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016. All pre - revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of Rs.7,000 in the pre-revised 1S scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by this Department's 0.M dated 03.08.2017 on application of the benefit on account of bunching.

3. This will be effective from 01.01.2016.
(G.Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary (E-I)
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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17


Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Ministry of Defence
D(Pay/Services)

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

A copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E III (A) dated 19th September, 2017 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action in so far as Armed Forces personnel are concerned.

2. It is hereby clarified that Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) of the Armed Forces including JCOs in the Army and Officers of the equivalent rank in the Navy and Air Force will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus for the year 2016-17 in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM referred to in para 1 above subject to the availability of requisite funds in the sanctioned budget provisions of Defence Services for the current financial year.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. N0-443/AG/PD/2017 dated 28.9.2017.
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Reservation for Persons with Disabilities in Postal Department - Amendment in Rules


Reservation for Persons with Disabilities in Postal Department - Amendment in Rules

No. 20-12/2017-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated: 24- September, 2017
To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General.

Subject: Reservation for Persons with Disabilities.

Madam/Sir,
In partial modification to this office letter of even number dated 12.09.2017, para 4 of the letter dated 12.09.2017 may be read as under:

Para 4 as noted in letter dated 12.09.2017Para 4 to be read as
Therefore, Circles are directed to earmark 3% reservation to the PH candidates for the vacancies prior to 19.04.2017 in terms of 'The Persons with Disabilities (Equal. Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995' and to earmark 4% reservation to the PH candidates for the vacancies, w.e.f. 19.04.2017 in terms of 'The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016' as brought out in para 2 above. Further, instructions issued by Government from time to time in this regard may also be adhered to.Therefore, the calculation of vacancies to be earmarked for PH category candidates should be on the basis of the starting of the process of filling up the vacancies i.e. in cases where process of filling up of posts started after 19.04.2017, 4% of vacancies should be reserved for PH candidates.

Yours faithfully,
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)
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Dearness Allowance Order for Armed Forces Officers and PBOR including NCs(E) from 01.07.2017


DA Order for Armed Forces Officers and PBOR including NCs(E) from 01.07.2017

No. 1(2)/ 2004/D(Pay/ Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 3rd October, 2017
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2017.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 1(2)/2004-D(Pay/ Services) dated 18th August 2017, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% with effect from 01.07.2017.

2. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 311-PA dated 29.09.17 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/9/2017-E.II(B), dated 20th September 2017.
Yours faithfully,
(C. K. Ramaswamy)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Conference on NPS for Central Public Sector Enterprises organised in the national capital by PFRDA to facilitate the CPSEs to implement NPS for their employees


Conference on NPS for Central Public Sector Enterprises organised in the national capital by PFRDA to facilitate the CPSEs to implement NPS for their employees; To expand NPS across all the sectors in the country in affordable and sustainable manner;


Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) organised a conference on National Pension System (NPS) for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) at the India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi with the objective of informing CPSEs benefits and features of NPS and of addressing their queries on NPS. Based on the recommendation of the 3rd Pay Revision Committee, the Department of PSE notified dispensing with the condition of minimum 15 years of service and superannuation from CPSEs to avail the pension benefit implemented by CPSEs. Separately, the Government has also amended the Income Tax Act providing for tax free migration of superannuation funds to NPS. This provision will facilitate the CPSEs to implement NPS for their employees. The total employee strength in CPSEs stood at 12.91 lakh (excluding contract workers) in 2014-15. The Conference saw an active participation of more than 55 CPSEs with around 150 participants.


In his Inaugural Address, Dr. Badri S. Bhandari, Whole Time Member, PFRDA welcomed the participants and expressed the endeavor of PFRDA to expand NPS across all the sectors in the country in affordable and sustainable manner. He explained the benefits of NPS and communicated the returns generated by Pension Funds since inception, which has been over 10% since inception. As on 30th September, 2017, there were 1.78 crore subscribers and Rs.2.06 lakh crore of AUM under NPS. The growth in subscribers and the asset under management jump stood at 27% and 47%, respectively.

Shri Hemant G. Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA, delivered the Keynote Address on the origin of NPS. The need for fiscal sustainability led to the shift from defined benefit model to defined contribution model of pension scheme and this shift has necessitated empowering subscribers with financial literacy as they have a better understanding of where and how their funds are invested. He advised that NPS provides choices to subscribers in the matter of choosing their fund manager, investment pattern etc. Individuals can now subscribe to NPS upto the age of 65 years and can defer the purchase of annuity to three more years post retirement and defer lump-sum withdrawal in phased manner over a period of 10 years.

Shri Sanjay Gupta, CMD, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd emphasized on the need of starting early and avail the compounding benefit on investments to have old age income security. He appreciated the various investment options available to the subscribers under NPS.

The event was graced by the eminent panellist- Shri Anand Singh Bhal, (Adviser, Department of Public Enterprises), Shri Kumar Shardindu, (MD & CEO, SBI Pension Funds Pvt. Ltd) and Shri Rambir Dalal, (Director, BSR & Co LLP). The discussion brought to fore the imminent need of financial literacy to enable the subscribers reap the benefits of choices of investment products and digitization to deepen the reach. Factors like rising longevity, disintegrating joint families and rising aspirations necessitate investment in pension schemes for old age security.

The conference also hosted presentations on features and benefits of NPS, on system capabilities and operational processes for implementation of NPS, and on the NPS implementation in NALCO. Presently, 5 CPSEs have joined NPS- National Aluminium Company Limited, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd, REC Ltd and ITPO.

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