Friday, 10 November 2017

TA AND SITTING FEE - PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON - OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS


TA AND SITTING FEE - PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON - OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS
UGC

F.No.21-1/2015(FD- 1/B)
Dated: 22.09.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

TA AND SITTING FEE - PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON - OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

In supersession of UGC.OM.No.21-1/2015(FD-1/B)dated 16th March,2016,the rules for TA and Sitting Fee payable to the official and non-official members/ experts win be as under:

The categories of Official and Non‐Official Members are as fo1lows:

Serving(State/central) Government servants, Semi Government Autonomous Bodies, Employees paid from the consolidated Fund of India or through Grants-in-aid are treated as

Official Members.
AⅡ others including retied Government Servants and retired/ex-member of the University Grants Commission or Statutory Bodies viz.Universities, Institutions, Councils, Boards and Societies etc. are to be treated as Non-Official Members.

NOTE
" Permanent Account Number (PAN) allotted by the Income Tax Authorities has to be indicated by the member/expert variably while filling up the Bill". Payment will be made through E-mode in the bank accounts of members mandatorily. Hence, Experts are required to attach a copy of cancelled cheque leaf with their claims.

1. SITTING FEE
l. Rs. 3,000/- per day for per meeting subject to maximum of Rs. 5,000/- per day irrespective of number of meetings in a day.
2. Rs. 5,000/- per day for inspection/visit of various committees institutions/Universities/organizations.
3. Commission Members would also be entitled for sitting fee @ Rs. 5,000/- per day on the date of Commission Meetings.

NOTE
l. Payment of Sitting Fee is subject to T.D.S

2. Officials of Govt. of India who are nominated as Govt. representatives would not be entitled for sitting fee as they attend the meeting in their official capacity as Govt. / Secretary nominee or on ex-official basis.

2. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE
Outstation Members/Experts:

(i) Travel by Air: The members (officials as well as non-official) will be entitled to travel by air as per entitlement in service or before retirement as the case may be. Non-entitled members will entitled for journey by air, on specific prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The journey by air is to be performed by Air India on the sectors where it ply. On other sectors, journey by private airlines will be allowed. Any deviation would require prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The member V experts entitled to travel by air may travel by public helicopter in case place is not connected by air. However, hiring of charter helicopter, will not be permissible. The claim for air helicopter journey is to be supported by original boarding cards.

(ii) Travel by Train: The member V experts will be entitled to travel by all trains including Rajdhani Express/Shatabadi Express as per the entitlement in service or before retirement.

NOTE
(a) Air tickets will be arranged by the UGC, Travel Desk whereas train tickets would have to be arranged by the experts.

(b) The cancellation charges/ticket re-scheduling charges shall also be reimbursable in case of cancellation or postponement of meeting by the UGC [For Sl. No.2. (i) & (ii)]. The specific approval for the same would be required for claiming such amount.

(iii) The outstation member/experts for intercity travel from the place of residence/Office to the place of meeting and back or in between the places of residence and meeting place & back (located not more than 350 Kms. each side) may travel either by their own vehicle or by taxi. Documentary evidence of journey performed by Own vehicle will have to be submitted. In case of hired taxi receipt is to be produced, road mileage @ Rs. 20/- per K.M. or amount actually paid which ever is less will be allowed for such journeys on point to point basis. In case of journey undertaken in NER, road mileage would be enhanced by 20% subject to actual expenditure. No night halting or driver allowance will be allowed. If the particular route have toll plazas, the taxi/car claim will be admitted only if it is supported with the receipts of toll taxes or inter-state entry tax. The toll taxes/entry tax etc., will additionally be reimbursed in such cases.

If the distance is more than 350 Kms (each side), either the road mileage will be restricted to 350 Kms or to the fare of train as per entitlement or AC bus as available on that particular route (as per the option of expert).

(iv) The local taxi fee at State Tr&sport Authority (STA) rates applicable in the State from residence office to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand and from Place of meeting to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand is payable. Where there are no rates notified by State Transport authority, the Taxi or Own Car fare @ Rs.20/- per km shall be reimbursable. The re-imbursement of pre-paid or post-paid taxi fare (including toll taxes) on point to point basis will be allowed on actual basis on production of receipt. Taxi fare for full day will not be reimbursed.

(v) The night charges @ 25% will additionally be allowed if starting the journey by road/by own car or taxi between 11.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. [For Sl. No. 2. (iv)].

Local Experts
Local Experts will be reimbursed taxi or own vehicle charges @) Rs.20/- per K.m. from residence/office to the place of meeting & back on point to point basis. Taxi for full day will not be allowed for reimbursement.

3. DAILY ALLOWANCE
(i) Outstation Members/Experts
Following rates of Food & Lodging etc., will be applicable to the Experts:-

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 *l. Lodging charges are admissible subject to actuals on production of receipts.

2. Food charges will be re-imbursed on self certification.
3. No lodging charges will be paid if self arrangement is made.
4. The rates of food and lodging will further increase by 25o/o automatically
whenever DA in Govt. of India increases by 5A%.

(ii) Local Members/Experts:
No boarding & Lodging charges are payable to Local Members/Experts.

4. UGC Officers/Officials will be covered under FR/SRs (TA) Rules. Hence, these orders would not be applicable to them.

5. This issues with the approval of Chairman, UGC Dy. No. 32811 dated 19.09.2017.
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(P.K. Thakur)
Secretary
Source: www.ugc.ac.in

DA and HRA for for newly recruited Group C employees with effect from 01.07.2017

DA and HRA for for newly recruited Group C employees with effect from 01.07.2017

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance [Audit]Department, 10th floor
"NABANNA"
Mandirtala, Howrah - 711 102

No.: 6712-F(P2)/FA/O/2M/13/17[NB]
Dated: 06.11.2017
Memorandum

 In terms of rule 8 of the West Bengal Services [Appointment, Probation and Absorption of Group 'C' Employees] Rule, 2013 published vide Notification No.1832-F[P] dated 1.3.2013 and its subsequent amendments, the employees directly appointed to Group 'C' posts under the Government are not entitled to draw Dearness Allowance [DA] and House Rent Allowance [HRA] during the period of probation of two years. The question of allowing DA and HRA to such employees had been under consideration of the Government for some time past.

After careful consideration, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that the Governor has been pleased to decide to allow admissible DA and HRA with effect from 01.07.2017 to the employees directly appointed to Group 'C' posts through any recruiting agency even if they have not completed their period of probation of two years. They will, however, not be entitled to draw annual increment beyond the period of probation or during the extended period of probation in case they fail to pass the departmental examination on Computer operation and Computer typing where passing of such examination is a precondition for earning annual increment.

Necessary amendments in the relevant rules will be made in due course.

Sd/-D.K.Mahapatra
OSD & E.O.Special Secretary
Government of West Bengal
Authority: wbfin.nic.in

7th CPC as accepted by the Government Health and Malaria Allowance

7th CPC as accepted by the Government Health and Malaria Allowance
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VII No. 7 0

RBE No. 159/2017
New Delhi, dated 27.10.2017
No. E(P&A)I-2017 /SP-1/Genl-2

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government- Health and Malaria Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to revise the rates of Health and Malaria Allowance, granted to Health and Malaria Inspectors (Health Inspectors) in Indian Railways. The allowance will be paid as per cell R3H3 of the Risk and Hardship Matrix. The rate of this allowance will be Rs. 1000/- per month upto level 8 in Pay Matrix (VII CPC) and - 1200/per month for level 9 and above in Pay Matrix (VII CPC).

2. The rate of this allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

3. The revised rates of allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

No. E(P&A)I-2017 /SP-1/Genl-2
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E(P&A)-1
Railway Board
New Delhi, dated 27 .10.2017

Source: AIRF

7th CPC - Fixation of Pension of Medical Officers retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017

7th CPC - Fixation of Pension of Medical Officers retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017

No.38/37/16-P&PW(A)(iv)
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated, the 8th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Fixation of Pension of Medical Officers retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017

In accordance with Rule 33 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 the emoluments reckoned for calculation of pension include Non-practicing Allowance (NPA) granted to medical officers in lieu of private practice.

2. In the case of medical officers who have retired from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017, the pension is based on emoluments which included NPA @ 25% of the pre-revised pay. Orders have been issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide OM No.12-2/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July, 2017 for grant of NPA to serving medical officers @ 20% of basic pay w.e.f. 1.7.2017. Accordingly, the medical officers retired/retiring on or after 1.7.2017 are entitled to pension based on emoluments which include NPA at the rate of 20% of the revised basic pay.

3. The matter regarding revision of pension of the medical officers who retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017 based on revised rate of NPA has been examined by the Government. It has been decided that the pension/family pension in respect of medical officers who retired/died during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017 shall be further revised w.e.f. 1.7.2017 by adding NPA @ 20% to the basic pay on the date of retirement.

4. The fixation of pension/family pension of retired medical officers in the above manner will be further subject to the condition that emoluments (i.e. Basic Pay + NPA) to be reckoned for pension do not exceed Rs.2,37,500/- (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only).

5. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No. 1(18)/E-V/2017 dated 23rd October, 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
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(Harjit Singh)
Director

Source: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

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