Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Fixation of pension of medical officers retired during 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017


Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Fixation of pension of medical officers retired during 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017
R.B.E. No: 171/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/8
New Delhi, Dated: 20.11.2017

The GM/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Fixation of pension of medical officers retired during 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners' welfare (DOP&PW)'s O.M. No. 38/37/16-P&PW (A)(iv) dated 8th November, 2017 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the  Railways also. The Rule 33 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 corresponds to Rule 49 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 12-2/2016-EIII. A dated 7th July, 2017 reffered to in the enclosed O.M. dated 08.11.2017, has been adopted on Railways vide this office's letter No. PC-V/2017/A/NPA/1 dated 4th August,2017.

(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt),
Railway Board

Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Railways), Room No.222, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi (20 spares).

Source: NFIR

7th CPC: Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor Stories suddenly ended in anticlimax

7th CPC: Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor Stories suddenly ended in anticlimax

"There is no scope for them anymore to continue this story and decided to end this up with the note of 'there is no scope for change in Minimum Pay'.

There is a strong reason to come up with the title for this article as 'Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor Stories suddenly ended in anticlimax'. Because many websites kept writing that Minimum Pay will be increased to Rs.21000 in January 2018. As we didn't find any truth in that stories we haven't said anything about this as it may lead the people to have false hope. Instead, we published 4 articles which claimed firmly that there was no such proposal under consideration of Government.
Finally those who cooked up a story entitled 'Govt to Announce Minimum Pay Increase to Rs.21000' and writing about it on day to day basis, have come forward to end this story with a note of No Scope for change in Minimum Pay. Because they clearly know it was a fake news. But some news websites who believed that this cooked up story might be true, started writing numerous article about increasing of minimum pay from Rs.18000 to Rs. 21000 and said "Good news would come after January 2018"

As January 2018 is nearing, people started asking the Leaders of Unions and Associations the following questions. is it true? Is there any proposal as such under consideration of Central government? The NC JCM Staff Side Leaders hesitated to answer this question because they were afraid of that any negative reply will backfire them.

But there was no sign of announcing Minimum Pay increase. The rumour mongers smelled the frustration of Government servants on Minimum Pay increase as it is not going to happen in January 2018 . So they started writing again that Minimum Pay will be increased after April 2018 as Anomaly Committee is going to submit its report to the Government on Minimum Pay issue after January 2018.

Now all the bridges to Minimum wage issue are burnt for them after DoPT has clearly said in its Letter to NCJCM Staff Side that the issue of Minimum Pay Increase and Revising Fitment Factor and Allowances effect date are not anomalies. According to the DOPT Letter No. F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-1(Pt.) dated 30th October, 2017, it is stated that these three important issues are not in accord with the three postulates which, as described in DoPT's 0M. No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017 for treating them as Anomaly.

So Minimum pay and Fitment Factor issue will not be treated as a case of anomaly and it will not be taken up in national Anomaly Committee for discussion.

So there is no scope for them anymore to continue this story and decided to end this up with the note of 'there is no scope for change in Minimum Pay'.

But the Committee which is constituted to Examine the Demand of revising Minimum Pay has not held any meeting to discuss this important issue. And also, it was stated in the DoPT's Letter that Effect date of Allowances should be decided by the Central Government and hence the NC JCM Staff Side should take up this issue to the Government.

So the ways and means for settling these issues are not ruled out yet. Now it is up to the Federations, to what extent they are serious to pursue this issue to get this done either through negotiated settlement or protest.

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin Government on course to achieve targets under Rural Housing Programme (PMAY-G)


Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin Government on course to achieve targets under Rural Housing Programme (PMAY-G)
A record of 10 lakh houses built in a year
Hon'ble Prime Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) on 20th November, 2016 from Agra. A target of completing one crore new houses by 31st March, 2019 was set. Of these, 51 lakh houses are to be completed by 31st March, 2018.

To meet the challenge of assisting 51 lakh Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) beneficiaries in construction of their homes by March, 2018, the Ministry of Rural Development, in partnership with the State Governments, has taken many steps, including setting month-wise target for completion of houses. The target for completion of 10 lakh houses by November, 2017 has been achieved on 29th November, 2017, i.e. before the appointed date for completion of 10 lakh houses. It is expected that 15 lakh houses will be completed by 31st December 2017; 25 lakh houses by 31st January, 2018; 35 lakh houses by 28th February, 2018 and 51 lakh houses by 31st March, 2018.

Towards meeting the target of construction of 51 lakh houses by March, 2018, while 56.90 lakh beneficiaries have been sanctioned houses, 51.39 lakh beneficiaries have received 1st instalment, 31.03 lakh beneficiaries have nearly reached roof-cast levels and for 16.05 lakh beneficiaries the house construction is nearing completion. States like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, who have highest number of PMAY-G beneficiaries, are on course for completion of PMAY-G houses within the prescribed time-frame.

The faster completion of quality houses has been assisted by payment of assistance directly into the beneficiary account through IT-DBT platform. To ensure good quality of house construction, Rural Mason Trainings have been organized to facilitate availability of trained masons in the rural areas. Space technology and IT platforms are being used to monitor complete cycle of house construction, right from identification of beneficiary to construction stages of houses to completion and each stage is being geo-tagged. States have taken adequate steps to ensure continuous availability of construction material at reasonable prices so that the pace and quality of construction is not adversely affected.

PMAY-G houses with facilities like toilet, LPG connection, electricity connection, drinking water etc., are changing the countryside at a faster pace. While in some states houses under PMAY-G are coming up in clusters / colonies (generally for landless beneficiaries), at other places they are being constructed on the beneficiary's land. House designs prepared by UNDP-IIT, Delhi or by the concerned states have been made available to beneficiaries to choose the house designs that they like. Bouquet of house designs has resulted in technically sound houses of different designs coming up in rural areas which are a treat to watch.

The progress of PMAY(G) is in public domain and can be seen by any one on awaassoft.nic.in with geo-tagged photographs and complete details of beneficiaries and payments made to them.

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7th CPC : Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances

7th CPC : Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances

7thCPC-Allowances-Central-Government-Employees-family-planning


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2447
ANSWERED ON-08.08.2017

Doing away with allowances under 7th CPC

2447 .    Shri A. K. Selvaraj

(a) whether the Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances;

(b) whether it is a fact that the diet, haircutting and soap toilet allowances given to select categories of employee have been discontinued; and

c) whether it is also a fact that a raft of grants and allocations made to various sections of Government employees have been done away with or revised as per the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances, if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
FINANCE MINISTER
(SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

(a): The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished. The Government has accepted the recommendation with effect from 1st July, 2017.

(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Diet Allowance granted to deputationists in Bureau of Immigration should be abolished. The 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in paras 8.17.22 to 8.17.24 of its report recommended, inter-alia, that Haircutting Allowance and Soap Toilet Allowance admissible to Personnel Below Officer's Rank of Defence Forces, as components of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA), should be increased by 50%. The Government has accepted these recommendations with effect from 1st July, 2017.

(c): The Committee on Allowances was set up in July, 2016, to examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertaining to allowances.


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