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Tamil Nadu State Government Employees 7th Pay Commission Revision of Pension / Family Pension and Retirement Benefits Orders

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7th Pay Commission Tamil Nadu Government Pension Orders - 2017

OFFICIAL COMMITTEE, 2017 - Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 - Revision of Pension / Family Pension and Retirement Benefits - Orders - Issued.
Read the following :

1. G.O.Ms.No.40, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 22-02-2017.
2. G.O.Ms.No.189, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 27-06-2017.
3. G.O.Ms.No.303, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 11-10-2017.

ORDER:

In Government Order first read above, Government constituted an Official Committee to examine and make recommendations on revision of scales of pay and allowances for State Government employees and teachers including employees of Local Bodies and revision of pension, family pension and retirement benefits based on the decisions of the Government of India on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
2. The Official Committee, 2017 has submitted its report to Government on 27-09-2017. The recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances has been accepted by the Government and accordingly orders were issued in the Government Order third read above.
3. The Government has carefully examined the recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pension / family pension and other retirement benefits and pass the following orders: –

PART A.

PENSION / FAMILY PENSION RELATING TO EMPLOYEES WHO
RETIRED / DIED WHILE IN SERVICE BEFORE 1-1-2016

4. Paragraphs 5 to 13 below shall apply in respect of employees who have retired or died before 1-1-2016.

REVISION OF PENSION / FAMILY PENSION:

5.(1) The Pension or Family Pension, including enhanced family pension, relating to employees who retired or died while in service before 1-1-2016 shall, in the first instance, be revised in the following manner:

(i) The existing pension / family pension / enhanced family pension as on 31-12-2015, including the commuted portion but excluding additional pension applicable to pensioners / family pensioners of age 80 years and more, shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee to arrive at the revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension.

(ii)The ceiling limit for pension, family pension and enhanced family pension shall be revised from Rs.38,500/- to Rs.1,12,500/- (i.e. 50% of maximum pay in Pay Matrix of Rs.2,25,000/-), from Rs.23,100/- to Rs.67,500/- (i.e. 30% of maximum pay in Pay Matrix of Rs.2,25,000/-) and Rs.38,500/- to Rs.1,12,500/- respectively. Therefore, if the revised pension or family pension or enhanced family pension worked out as detailed in paragraph (i) above exceeds the applicable ceiling limit, it shall be restricted to Rs.1,12,500/-, Rs.67,500/- and Rs.1,12,500/-respectively.

(iii) The minimum revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension shall be Rs.7,850/- per month. Therefore, if the revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension worked out as detailed in (i) is less than Rs.7,850/- per month, it shall be stepped upto Rs.7,850/-.

Illustration-I

The pension / family pension of a pensioner / family pensioner drawing Rs.6300/- shall be refixed as follows:

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Description
Amount
  1. 1.
Pension /Family Pension as on 31-12-2015Rs.6,300/-
  1. 2.
Revised Pension / Family Pension fixed (using a multiplication factor of 2.57 i.e. Rs.16,191/- and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee i.e. Rs.16,200/-).
Rs.16,200/-
  1. 3.
Hence, Revised Pension / Family Pension fixedRs.16,200/-
(2) The revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension shall not be lower than the additional floor limit set as follows:-

(a) where the Government employee had, at the time of retirement/death, completed the minimum required qualifying service to receive full pension as per rules  applicable at the time of retirement / death of the  employee, the following percentage of the minimum of the pay (or the first cell) in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale / pay band and grade pay from which the pensioner had retired

(i) For employee drawing Pension   : 50%
(ii)For family member drawing Normal family pension : 30%
(iii) For family member drawing Enhanced family pension   : 50%
 and

(b) in the case of revised pension, where the Government employee had, at the time of retirement, NOT completed the minimum required qualifying service to receive full  pension as per rules applicable at the time of retirement/death of the employee, the amount determined in (a) above, reduced pro rata by multiplying it with the ratio of total qualifying service of the Government employee to the minimum required qualifying service for full pension.

(3) Therefore, if the revised pension / family pension / enhanced family pension fixed as detailed in clause (1) above is less than the additional floor limit set in clause (2) above, it shall be revised to the additional floor limit. The procedure stated in paragraph 13 of this order shall be followed for giving effect to this revision.

Illustration-II:

Pensioner ‘A' retired on 31st August 1991, in the pay scale of Rs.2200- 75-2800-100-4000 [Fifth Tamil Nadu Pay Commission scales of pay] after rendering full qualifying service and drawing a pension of Rs.11,000/- as on 31-12-2015. The corresponding pay scales in the subsequent pay revisions i.e. Rs.8000-275-13500 with effect from 1-1-1996 and Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- with effect from 1-1-2006. The revised pension shall be fixed as follows:
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Description
Amount
  1. 1.
Pension fixed as on 31-12-2015
Rs.11,000
  1. 2.
Revised Pension fixed (using a multiplication factor of 2.57 and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee)
Rs.28,270
  1. 3.
Fifty percent of the minimum of the pay (or the first cell) in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale / pay band and grade pay from which the pensioner had retired. [Level-22 – Rs.56,100 x 50/100]
Rs.28,050
  1. 4.
Hence, Revised Pension fixed
Rs.28,270
Illustration-III:
Pensioner ‘B' retired on 31st May, 2015 in the scale of pay of Rs.37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs.8800 with last pay drawn of Rs.46,200 after rendering full qualifying service:

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Description
Amount
  1. 1.  
Pension fixed (i.e. 50% of Rs.46,200)
Rs.23,100
  1. 2.  
Revised Pension fixed (using a multiplication factor of 2.57 i.e. Rs.59367/- and rounded off to the next higher ten rupee i.e. Rs.59370)
Rs.59,370
  1. 3.  
Fifty percent of the minimum of the pay (or the first cell) in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale / pay band and grade pay from which the pensioner had retired. [Level-29 – Rs.1,23,400 x 50/100]
Rs.61,700
  1. 4.  
Hence, Revised Pension fixed
Rs.61,700

DEDUCTION OF COMMUTED PORTION OF PENSION :

6. Since the consolidated pension of a pensioner revised in accordance with provision in paragraph 5 above will be inclusive of commuted value of pension, if any, such pensioner shall not be entitled to commutation of pension on account of revision.

7. The commuted portion, if any, shall be deducted from the pension while making monthly disbursements.

REFIXATION OF ENHANCED FAMILY PENSION :

8. (1) Enhanced family pension is payable under rule 49(3)(c) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 for a period of 7 years from the date of death of Government employee or pensioner or till such deceased employee/pensioner would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.
(2)Enhanced family pension in respect of a Government employee who retired or died before 1-1-2016 shall also be revised in the manner stated in paragraph 5 above.
(3)On completion of the period of enhanced pension, i.e. after 7 years from the death of Government employee or pensioner or date on which such deceased person would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier, revised normal family pension shall be payable, as fixed in the manner stated in paragraph 5 above.

REVISION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION / FAMILY PENSION:

9. Additional Pension / Family Pension applicable to pensioners / family pensioners of age of 80 years and above shall be distinct from pension / family pension. While revising pension / family pension in accordance with provision in paragraph 5 above, additional pension shall also be revised in accordance with paragraph 20 of this order.

FIXATION IN THE CASE OF ENTITLEMENT OF PENSION OR FAMILY PENSION FROM 1-1-2016 :

10. (1) A person retiring on 31st December, 2015, and becoming entitled to receive pension with effect from the 1st January, 2016, shall have his/her pension first fixed under the rules applicable on 31st December, 2015 and thereafter it shall be revised as per provision contained in paragraph 5 of this order.

(2) Similarly, a family pensioner who became entitled to family pension with effect from the 1st January, 2016 shall have his/her family pension first fixed under the rules applicable on 31st December, 2015 and thereafter it shall be revised as per provision contained in paragraph 5 of this order.

RESTORATION OF TWO-THIRD PENSION TO THE ABSORBEE PENSIONERS (1/3rd Absorbee Pensioner like TANSI, etc.):

11. In respect of absorbee pensioners of the State such as former TANSI employees, who are drawing one third of pension at present, their pension / family pension shall be refixed as per provision contained in clause (1) of paragraph 5 with reference to the notional full pension / family pension applicable on 31-12-2015. They shall be paid full pension / family pension with prospective effect from 1-10-2017.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS REFIXATION OF PENSION / FAMILY PENSION ON 1-1-2016 :

12. (1) All Pension Disbursing Authorities including Public Sector Banks handling disbursement of pension to the Government pensioners/family pensioners are hereby authorized to pay pension/family pension to the existing pensioners/family pensioners by refixing pension / family pension / enhanced family pension in the first instance with effect from 1-10-2017 in accordance with the provision in clause (1) of paragraph 5 of this order and fix the corresponding additional pension, if any, in accordance with the provision in paragraph 20 of this order without any further authorization from the Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), Tamil Nadu / Head of Office etc. However, before disbursement of the pension / family pension, the Pension Disbursing Authority shall authenticate that the fixation made is strictly in accordance with the provisions of this order.

(2) Where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, revision shall be done separately in terms of this order.

(3) Wherever the age of pensioners/family pensioners is available in the Pension Payment Order, the additional pension/family pension shall also be paid by the Pension Disbursing Authorities immediately without any further authorization from the Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement) Tamil Nadu / Head of Office etc.

(4) A suitable entry regarding the revised pension / family pension shall be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Authorities in both halves of the Pension Payment Order.

(5) An intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension / family pension shall be sent by the Pension Disbursing Authority to the Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), Tamil Nadu with a copy to the concerned pensioners / family pensioners.

(6) The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts shall issue necessary instructions to all the Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers / Pension Pay Officer, Chennai including Public Sector Banks to make payment of the revised pension / family pension immediately.

(7) In respect of Pensioners / Family Pensioners drawing pension / family pension / enhanced family pension under Public Sector Bank Scheme, the Commercial Banks shall work out the revised pension in accordance with provision in clause (1) of paragraph 5 of this order and disburse the revised amount as specified in this order.

(8) The Pension Disbursing Authorities i.e. in respect of Pilot Scheme, the Pension Pay Officer, Chennai and Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers other than Chennai and in respect of Public Sector Bank (PSB) Scheme, the authorized Commercial Banks concerned shall promptly display this order on the notice board for the information of pensioners/family pensioners.

FURTHER REVISION WITH RESPECT TO CLAUSE (2) OF PARAGRAPH 5 :

13. (1) Any pre-2016 Pensioner/ Family Pensioner entitled to revision of Pension / Family Pension in terms of clause (2) of paragraph 5, such Pensioner/ Family Pensioner after refixation of Pension / Family Pension with reference to clause (1) of paragraph 5 of this order may apply to the authority in the department in which the Government employee last served who is competent to process and forward pension proposal to the Accountant General, Tamil Nadu in the prescribed form as at Annexure-I appended to this order in triplicate. The authority concerned shall revise both the Pension and Family Pension of the existing pensioner / family pensioner with reference to paragraph 5 of this order.

(2)In respect of Family Pensioners, even if they are unable to furnish all the particulars in the application form, the Pension Sanctioning Authorities shall accept such applications and process with the available data.

(3)On receipt of application in triplicate, the competent authority shall verify the net qualifying service already certified and communicated by the Principal Accountant General, Tamil Nadu at the time of initial sanction of pension. He shall fix the revised pension admissible with reference to minimum of the level pay or first Cell in the Pay Matrix relating to the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement and net qualifying service in the application form itself. He shall communicate a copy of the statement duly approved to the Pension Pay Officer, Chennai / Treasury Officer / Sub-Treasury Officer / Banks concerned with a copy to the pensioner / family pensioner. The Pension Pay Officer / Treasury Officer / Sub-Treasury Officer shall verify the correctness of the revised pension and make payment as specified in paragraph-5 above after making necessary entries in records maintained in his office. In respect of pensioners / family pensioners drawing pension / family pension under Public Sector Bank Scheme, the concerned Bank shall pay the revised pension as specified in paragraph-5 above based on the applications received from the departmental authorities till the pension records of Public Sector Bank Scheme pensioners / family pensioners are transferred to Pension Pay Officer, Chennai / Treasury Officer / Sub-Treasury Officers concerned as ordered in G.O.Ms.No.268, Finance (Pension) Department, dated 18-09-2017.

(4)The Pension Disbursing Authorities shall intimate the Principal Accountant General, Tamil Nadu regarding the revision of Pension / Family Pension.

(5)All other conditions in the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

(6)A concordance table (ready reckoner) of the pre-1996, pre-2006, pre-2016 and 2016 Pay Scales / Pay Bands plus Grade Pay / Pay Level in the Pay Matrix indicating the pension / family pension (at ordinary rates) payable under clause (2) of paragraph 5 above is appended to this order at Annexure-II to facilitate payment of revised pension / family pension.

PART B.

PENSION / FAMILY PENSION RELATING TO EMPLOYEES WHO

RETIRE / DIE WHILE IN SERVICE ON OR AFTER 1-1-2016

14. Paragraphs 15 to 25 below shall apply in respect of employees who retire or die on or after 1-1-2016.

FIXATION OF SUPERANNUATION/RETIREE PENSION :

15. (1) Pension of a Government employee retiring after 1-1-2016 shall continue to be regulated by Rule 43(2A) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978. There shall be no change in the minimum qualifying service of 30 years required for full pension.

(2) Pension of a Government employee retiring on or after 1-1-2016 shall be determined as follows:

(i)Full pension shall be 50% of the pay last drawn in applicable level in the revised pay structure (excluding Dearness Allowance, but including dearness pay, if applicable) by the Government employee OR 50% of the average emoluments drawn during the last ten months of service rendered, whichever is higher.

(ii) Where a Government employee has, at the time of retirement, completed the minimum required qualifying service of 30 years for being eligible for full pension, his Pension shall be fixed at full pension determined in (i) above.

(iii)Where the Government employee has, at the time of retirement, NOT completed the minimum qualifying service of 30 years required to receive full pension but has completed qualifying service of 10 years, his Pension shall be fixed by with pro rata reduction of pension from the amount of full pension determined in (i) above by multiplying it by a factor equal to the ratio of total qualifying service of the Government employee to the minimum qualifying service required for full pension.

(iv) The maximum pension permissible shall be Rs.1,12,500/-. Therefore, if the Pension arrived at in
(ii) or (iii) above exceeds this ceiling limit, it shall be restricted to Rs.1,12,500/-.

(v)The minimum pension shall be Rs.7,850/- per month. Therefore, if the Pension arrived at in (ii) or
(iii) above is less than this amount, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-.

FIXATION OF NORMAL FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF A PENSIONER :

16. There shall be no change in provision regarding fixation of normal family pension on death of a pensioner and shall continue to be regulated by Rule 49(2A) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 as follows:

(i)Upon death of a pensioner, Family Pension shall be fixed at 30 percent of the last pay drawn in the revised pay structure by the pensioner at the time of superannuation or the uncommuted value of superannuation pension as determined in paragraph 15 of this order, whichever is lower.

(ii) The maximum family pension permissible shall be Rs.67,500/-. Therefore, if the Family Pension arrived at in (i) above exceeds this ceiling limit, it shall be restricted to Rs.67,500/-.
(iii)The minimum family pension shall be Rs.7,850/- per month. Therefore, if the Family Pension arrived at in (i) is less than this amount, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-.

ENHANCED FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF A PENSIONER BEFORE ATTAINING AGE OF 65 YEARS :

17. Presently, enhanced family pension is payable under rule 49(3)(c) of the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 for a period of 7 years from the death of the deceased Government employee or pensioner or till such deceased person would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. The period of 7 years in this clause shall be increased to 10 years. This enhanced period shall apply only to Government employees who retire or die while in service on or after 1-1-2016.
18. (1) In case a pensioner, who retired on or after 1-1-2016, dies before attaining age of 65 years, enhanced family pension shall be permissible at 50% of the last pay drawn by the Government employee at the time of superannuation or uncommuted value of superannuation pension or Rs.1,12,500/- whichever is less, rounded off to nearest higher ten rupee. If the enhanced family pension so arrived is less than Rs.7,850/-, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-. This enhanced family pension shall be payable for a period of 10 years or till the year the deceased pensioner would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.

FIXATION OF ENHANCED FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF EMPLOYEE WHILE IN SERVICE ON OR AFTER 1-1-2016 :

19. (1) In the event of death while in service, of a Government employee who has rendered not less than 7 years continuous service, enhanced family pension shall be permissible at 50% of the last pay drawn in the revised pay structure or Rs.1,12,500/- whichever is less, rounded off to nearest higher ten rupee. If the enhanced family pension so arrived is less than Rs.7,850/-, it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-. This enhanced family pension shall be payable for a period of 10 years or till the year the deceased employee would have attained 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.

(2) When the period of payment of enhanced family pension ends, family pension payable shall be 30 percent of the last pay drawn in the revised pay structure by the deceased employee or Rs.67,500/- whichever is less, rounded off to nearest higher ten rupee. If the pension so arrived is less than Rs.7,850/- , it shall be increased to Rs.7,850/-.

ADDITIONAL PENSION / FAMILY PENSION

20. (1) The quantum of additional pension/family pension shall continue to be as specified in the table given below:

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No.
Age of Pensioner /
Family Pensioner
Additional quantum of
pension/family pension
[1]
[2]
[3]
  1. 1.
From 80 years to 84 years20% of revised pension /
family pension
  1. 2.
From 85 years to 89 years30% of revised pension /
family pension
  1. 3.
From 90 years to 94 years40% of revised pension /
family pension
  1. 4.
From 95 years to 99 years50% of revised pension   /
family pension
  1. 5.
100 years or more100% of revised pension / family pension
(2) The Pension Disbursement Authorities shall ensure that the date of birth and the age of the pensioners/family pensioners is invariably indicated in PPO (issued by Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement), Tamil Nadu and the pension payment order to facilitate payment of additional pension/family pension by them as soon as it becomes due. If the requisite information is not available in the Pension Payment Order (PPO), in those cases the requisite information may be obtained from the Pensioners / Family Pensioners before adding the additional pension/family pension in the existing pension/family pension. The amount of additional pension/family pension shall be shown distinctly in the pension/family pension payment order.

Illustration:- In case where a pensioner/family pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his pension/family pension is Rs.10,000/- per month, the pension/family pension shall be shown as (i) pension / family pension = Rs.10,000/- and (ii) additional pension / family pension = Rs.2,000/- per month. The pension / family pension on his attaining the age of 85 years shall be shown as (i) Pension / family pension = Rs.10,000/- and additional pension / family pension = Rs.3,000/- per month.

(3)The additional pension/family pension on attaining the age of 80 years and above shall be admissible from the first day of the month in which his date of birth falls.

Illustration:-
If a pensioner/family pensioner completes age of 80 years on any date in the month of July 2016, he shall become entitled to additional pension/family pension with effect from the 1st July, 2016.
(4)Dearness allowance shall also be admissible on the additional pension/family pension in accordance with the orders issued by the Government from time to time.

GRATUITY

RETIREMENT / DEATH GRATUITY :
21.(1) The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be revised with effect from 1-1-2016 as follows:-

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Length of Service
Rate of Gratuity
(1)
(2)
(3)
  1. 1.  
Less than one yearTwo   times of monthly
emoluments.
  1. 2.  
One year or more but less than five yearsSix times of monthly emoluments.
  1. 3.  
Five years or more but less than eleven yearsTwelve   times of monthly
emoluments.
  1. 4.  
Eleven years or more but less than twenty yearsFifteen times of monthly
emoluments.
  1. 5.  
Twenty years or moreHalf   month's   emoluments   for
every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of monthly emoluments.

(2) The maximum limit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity shall be enhanced from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh with effect from 1-1-2016. The ceiling on gratuity shall increase by 25% of Rs.20 lakh, i.e. Rs.5 lakh each time the rate of dearness allowance crosses a multiple of 50 percentage points.

(3) Retirement Gratuity for employees who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 and Death Gratuity in respect of employees who have died between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 shall also be reworked in accordance to clauses (1) and (2). In such cases, pensioners / family pensioners shall be entitled to payment of differential amount between the gratuity thus worked out and that has been paid earlier.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION

22. (1) There shall be no change in the provision relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored. Commutation of pension shall accordingly be calculated on pension determined as per provision in paragraph 15 above for employees who retire after 1-1-2016. The commuted portion of pension, wherever applicable, shall be deducted from the pension while making monthly disbursements.

(2) Pensioners who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 and have commuted their pre-revised pension as per the Tamil Nadu Civil Pension (Commutation) Rules, 1944 shall be entitled to commute the additional amount of pension consequent to revision of pension. Such pensioners shall be allowed to file a revised option, to be exercised within 3 months from the date of issue of this order, for commutation of the additional amount of pension consequent on revision of pension. They shall also be permitted to exercise option to not to commute the difference in pension consequent on revision of pay / pension. In case of failure to exercise the option, the default option shall be to not to commute the additional amount of pension.

(3) In respect of pensioners who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017, the age reckoned for calculation of commuted value of pension at the time of original application for commutation of pension shall apply for additional commutation of pension.

(4) In respect of pensioners who have retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 but have died before issue of this order, commutation of additional amount of pension consequent to revision shall not be permissible since option cannot be exercised in such cases.

23. As the entitlement of revised pension shall be inclusive of commuted portion of pension, the commuted portion, wherever applicable, shall be deducted from the pension while making monthly disbursement.

ENCASHMENT OF LEAVE SALARY

ENCASHMENT OF LEAVE SALARY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT / DEATH :

24. (1) At the time of retirement, encashment of leave upto a maximum of 330 days shall be allowed. This shall include encashment of upto 240 days of accumulated Earned Leave and 180 days of accumulated Unearned Leave on Private Affairs, convertible into 90 days for full pay.

(2) Consequent on revision of pay notionally with effect from 1-1-2016 to 30-09-2017, pensioners / family pensioners who have availed leave encashment calculated based on pre-revised scale of pay consequent to retirement / death of Government employee between 1-1-2016 and 30-09-2017 shall be paid the difference between leave encashment entitled based on revised pay structure and leave encashment already sanctioned based on pre-revised scale of pay.

ARREARS ON RETIREMENT BENEFITS IN RESPECT OF EMPLOYEES WHO RETIRED BETWEEN 1-1-2016 AND 30-09-2017 :

25. (1) The arrears on retirement benefits i.e. Gratuity/Commutation of pension including encashment of leave surrendered at the time of retirement consequent on pay revision in respect of the employees who retired between 1-1-2016 and 30-9-2017 shall be paid in two instalments i.e. first instalment in the current financial year 2017-2018 and second instalment in the next financial year 2018-2019.

(2) The procedure to be followed in such cases is given in the Annexure-III to this order.

PART C.

ALLOWANCES APPLICABLE TO ALL PENSIONERS DEARNESS ALLOWANCE :

26. (1) The Dearness Allowance shall be granted to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners at the same rate and from the same date as given to serving employees. The Dearness Allowance applicable on pension / family pension / enhanced family pension including additional pension / family pension shall be as follows:

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With effect from
Rate of D.A. [per month]
[1]
[2]
[3]
  1. 1.
1-1-2016
0 [Zero]
  1. 2.
1-7-2016
2%
  1. 3.
1-1-2017
4%
  1. 4.
1-7-2017
5%
(2) The Dearness Allowance as above shall be payable from 1-10-2017.

MEDICAL ALLOWANCE:

27. (1) The existing quantum of Medical Allowance to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners shall be enhanced from Rs.100/- to 300/- per month with effect from 1-10-2017.

(2) In case a pensioner or family pensioner is in receipt of two pensions viz. service pension and another family pension or military pension and another civil pension or military family pension and another civil family pension, only single medical allowance shall be admissible.

APPLICATION OF THESE ORDERS:

28. These orders shall apply to the following categories of pensioners:-

i. Government pensioners, teacher pensioners of aided institutions and local bodies;

ii. Former Travancore-Cochin State Pensioners drawing pension on 1st November 1956, in the treasuries situated in the areas transferred to Tamil Nadu State on that date i.e. Kanyakumari District and Shencottah Taluk of Tirunelveli District;

iii. Pensioners drawing their pension on 1st April 1960 in the Tiruttani Sub-Treasury in whose cases pensions were sanctioned by the Composite Madras State prior to 1st October 1953 or by the Andhra Pradesh State prior to 1st April 1960;

iv. Pensioners of the Ex-Governor's Bank Establishment in receipt of ‘Mustering out' pension;

v.Pensioners who are in receipt of special pensions under Extraordinary Pension Rules, Madras and Compassionate Allowance;

vi.Ex-Pudukottai Pensioners; and

vii. Teachers rendered surplus and whose services were terminated in the transferred areas of Kanyakumari District and Shencottah Taluk of Tirunelveli District.


viii. Pensioners and Family Pensioners of the State Government employees who have commuted full pension at the time of their permanent absorption in State Public Sector Undertakings / Boards / Local Bodies/ Universities / Co-operative Institutions / Central Public Sector Undertakings / Central Autonomous bodies, and for whom 1/3rd of the commuted pension was restored after 15 years.

29. These orders shall not apply to Government employees recruited on or after 1-4-2003 who are presently covered under New Contributory Pension Scheme.
DATE OF TAKING EFFECT OF CHANGES IN PENSION / FAMILY PENSION / PENSIONARY BENEFITS:

30. (1) Revision of pension and family pension as per this order shall take notional effect from 1-1-2016 or date of entitlement to pension / family pension is later, and shall have monetary effect only from 1-10-2017.
(2) Revision of gratuity and encashment of leave shall take effect from 1-1-2016.

31. Necessary amendments to Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978 will be issued separately.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

AIIMS doctors call off hunger strike over improper implementation of 7th Pay Commission

AIIMS doctors call off hunger strike over improper implementation of 7th Pay Commission

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The resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday called off their hunger strike against improper implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendation.

In a statement issued by the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) president, Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti, it was stated that the doctors would now hold a peaceful protest in front of the residence of Union Health Minister J P Nadda, seeking a conversation with him over the issue.

"We have decided to end the hunger strike as the government is not at all concerned about the health of doctors or patients. So we will go to the Health Minister's residence and will hold a peaceful protest in front of his residence. If he is running away from his responsibilities, then we will run towards him for help," the letter read.

The resident doctors of the AIIMS had been on a hunger strike for the past three days, but they continued to work, while fasting.

Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, in his letter, stated that the government was showing step-motherly attitude only towards the AIIMS, whereas all other autonomous institutes had already been following the 7th CPC recommendations.

"When we raised our concern in front of our administration, they showed their helplessness as the matter of allowances for the AIIMS employees is under consideration by the ministry," the statement read.

The resident doctors association even wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but hasn’t received any reply thereafter.

"Our hunger strike is now moving to the fourth day, but we haven't received a single call or tweet from our ministers. They all are busy in the elections and only concerned to get votes in the name of the AIIMS. They are not at all concerned about the grievances related to the doctors or patients at the AIIMS," the letter further read.

ANI

Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV)


Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), a first of its kind initiative by the government, with an aim at improving the institutes through holding a competition among them, sources said.

The outcome of the initiative, the process of which has started recently, will be declared in June next year, the source said.

The move follows the direction of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar with an aim at improving the Kendriya Vidyalayas, the source said.

According to sources, inspection of schools would be done twice for the ranking which would be an annual exercise from next year.

With maximum 1,000 points, the KVs would be graded under four categories, with 80 per cent and above (excellent) under A category, 60-79.9 per cent (very good) in B category, 40- 59.9 per cent (Good) in C, and below 40 per cent (average) in D.

Over 1,000 KVs would be assessed under seven parameters, including academic performance which will carry the highest weightage of 500 points, followed by school infrastructure (150 points) and school administration (120 points).

Other heads under which schools would be marked include finance (70 points), community participation (60 points), grace points (90 points) and overall observation by the inspectors (10 points).

This would be the first official ranking of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country.

Higher education institutes in the country are assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body funded by the University Grants Commission.

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are central government schools in the country instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Its one of the main objectives includes catering to the educational needs of children of transferable Central government staff including defence and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.

PTI

Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017


Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017

F.No. 12/16/2016-JCA 2
Government of India
(Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-ll) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated October 27, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017 - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that the Delhi Police have intimated about the visit of the Hon'ble Prime Minister at Patel Chowk on 31.10.2017 to pay floral tributes at the Statue of Sardar Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary. It has also been informed that the Run for Unity will be held on 31.10.2017 at MDC National Stadium and the Hon'ble Prime Minister is likely to flag off the run.

2. To make elaborate law & order/ security arrangements, the buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium are required to be sealed after conducting anti-sabotage checks. These office buildings (as per lists attached) are required to be vacated at 1500 hours on 30.10.2017 so that room are sealed after conducting regular anti-sabotage checks. The arrangements by Delhi Police will continue till 0930 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-I and till 1700 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-II.

3. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned for information/ necessary action.

4. Hindi version will follow.

Encl.: As above
S/d,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India
  • UPSC/ C&AG/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Supreme Court/ Delhi High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal/ Election Commission of India/ Niti Aayog / Central Vigilance Commission/ Reserve Bank of India/ NDMC

    LIST - I

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/ OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON  30.10.2017 TILL 0930 HOURS ON 31.10.2017

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGS
    POLICE STATION
    1.RBIParliament Street
    2.NIT/ AAYOGParliament Street
    3.SARDAR PATEL BHAWANParliament Street
    4.NIRVACHAN SADANParliament Street
    5.PUNJAB NATIONAL   BANK BUILDING, PATEL CHOWKParliament Street
    6.AKASHWANI BHAWAN/ AIR, SANSAD MARGParliament Street
    7.DAK BHAWANParliament Street
    8.JEEVAN TARA BUILDINGParliament Street
    9.JEEVAN DEEP BUILDINGParliament Street
    10.  JEEVAN VIHAR BUILDINGParliament Street
    11.  SBI BUILDINGParliament Street
    12.  SANCHAR BHAWANParliament Street
    13.  TRANSPORT BHAWANParliament Street

    LIST - II

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON 30.10.2017 TILL CLOSURE OF ARRANGEMENTS ON 31.10.2017 

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGSPOLICE STATION
    1.HYDERABAD HOUSETILAK MARG
    2.TERRITORIAL ARMY UNIT
    3.COAST GUARD HQTILAK MARG
    4.NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ARTTILAK MARG
    5.BARODA HOUSETILAK MARG
    6.BIKANER HOUSETILAK MARG
    7.BIKANER HOUSE ANNEXETILAK MARG
    8.JODHPUR HOSTELTILAK MARG
    9.CCA, MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, 16-A, AKBAR ROADTILAK MARG
    10.STC BUILDINGB K ROAD
    11.JAMNAGAR HOUSETILAK MARG

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