Friday, 22 December 2017

7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of Pay Scales - Meeting regarding Amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules


7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of Pay Scales - Meeting regarding Amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

7th-CPC-PAY-SCALE-SERVICE-RULES

F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd December, 2017
MEMORANDUM

Sub: Seventh Central pay Commission's recommendations - revision of pay scales - amendment or Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM or even number dated 9th August. 2016 the subject mentioned above wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Revised pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department or Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules.'Recruitment Rules shall be made by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing pay Band and Grade pay by the new pay "LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX" straightaway without making a reference 10 the Department of Personnel and Training Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Further, DoP&T vide of even number dated 16.02.2017 sought information with regard to implementation of OM dated 09.08,2016. The issue is being monitored by higher authorities; however, so far this Department has not received any information from Ministries/Departments even a lapse of over a year. It has been decided to hold a meeting, under the Championship or JS (E), with all Ministries/Departments on 04.01.2018 in Room No.190, North Block, New Delhi.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish a status report regarding amendment Of Recruitment Rules in pursuance of DoP&T OM dated 09/08/2016 in the annexure-II enclosed herewith. The schedule or the meeting is as per Annexure-I.

Encl. as above:
sd/-
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR-II)
To,
All Cadre controlling Ministries/Departments
Annexure- I

Schedule of the meeting to be taken by Joint Secretary (Establishment) (Venue Room No.190, North Bloack New Delhi)
S.No.Ministies starting with alphabetsDate and Time
1.A-I04th January, 2018 at 03.00PM
2.J-Z04th January, 2018 at 03.30PM

Annexure- II

Status regarding amendment of Recruitment Rules in pursuance of OM dated 09.08.2016
Sl.NoPost / DesignationWhether notification issued for amendment of RRs as per DoPT OM dated 09.08.2016. (Yes/No)If answer is no, current status to be indicated. (pending in the Ministry / legislative Department / Any other Reason)

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Doctors in Government Hospitals


Doctors in Government Hospitals
Health being a State subject, the responsibility for improving the functioning of the State Government hospitals is under the jurisdiction of respective State Governments. The information in respect of State Government hospitals is not maintained centrally.

So far as Central Government hospitals under the administrative control of this Ministry is concerned, based on the requisitions received from various Government Hospitals/Institutes/Units, posts are encadred as per norms in Central Health Service (CHS) thereby increasing the number of sanctioned posts of doctors.

Insofar as the three Central Government Hospitals in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals are concerned, performance of these hospitals regarding patient health care services is regularly monitored by the Hospitals/Government. The day to day activities in these hospitals, like sanitation, patient flow, hospital infection control practices, attendance of staff, etc. are supervised by the Medical Superintendents/Additional Medical Superintendents as well as by the Supervisory staff to maintain hygiene and sanitation.

Status of functional and non-functional equipments is regularly monitored. In order to provide state-of-the-art facilities and basic amenities to the patients, latest high-end Test machines/equipments are procured by these hospitals as per the need arising from time to time.

Besides the above, several steps have been taken by the Government to improve the overall satisfaction of the doctors working in Government Hospitals:
(i) Enhancement of retirement age in all four sub-cadres of Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years w.e.f 31.05.2016 to retain the talent.

(ii) Introduction of time-bound promotions for doctors under Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme, upto Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) level.

(iii) The duration of study leave to pursue higher studies/research work has been increased to 36 months for CHS officers instead of 24 months in other cases.

(iv) The benefit of Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) has been granted to CHS doctors.

(v) The Ministry has started Foundation Training Programme (FTP) for newly recruited CHS Officers.

(vi) Electronic submission of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) on Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) software has been introduced for CHS.

(vii) Counseling pattern has been introduced for recruitment in GDMO sub-cadre.

(viii) Annual Preventive Health Check-Up introduced for doctors over 40 Years of age.
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sh Jagat Prakash Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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Shortage of Doctors in Central Government Hospitals


Shortage of Doctors in Central Government Hospitals
As far as three Central Government Hospitals in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, are concerned, the details are given below:


Name of the postSafdarjung HospitalLHMC & Associated HospitalsDr. RML Hospital
Doctors1155047
Resident Doctors46656123
Nurses172131229
Technicians93207162
Other employees168113437

Total vacancies filled during the last three years

Name of the postSafdarjung HospitalLHMC & Associated HospitalsDr. RML Hospital
Doctors123138267
Resident Doctors10965441516
Nurses23140197
Non-medical employee1061858

In case of doctors, every year, on the basis of vacancies projected by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Medical Services Examination for recruitment of Medical officers of GDMO sub-cadre of Central Health Services. For filling up of vacant posts belonging to Specialists sub-cadres of Central Health Service, requisitions are also sent to UPSC. Based on the recommendations received from UPSC, candidates are given offer of appointment. Pending recommendations from UPSC, concerned units are permitted to make contractual appointments against the vacant posts, as a stop-gap arrangement, in public interest, till the time regular incumbent joins the post.

The rest of the vacant posts other than the doctors are filled as per the requirement of the respective Hospitals in terms of Recruitment Rules on regular basis, through contractual appointment as a stop-gap arrangement and on outsource basis on the basis of approval received from the Ministry.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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Year End review: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions


Year End review: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Following are the highlights of the activities of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions during the year 2017:

Prime Minister presents awards to civil servants on Civil Services Day; a record number of 2,345 entries were received to compete for the prestigious "Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2017". The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, presented awards for Excellence in Implementation of Priority Programmes and addressed Civil Servants on the occasion of the eleventh Civil Services Day on April 21, 2017. The Prime Minister presented a total of 12 awards, which included 10 under the five Priority Programmes (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Start-Up India & Stand-Up India) and 2 under Innovation in Public Governance category.

A record number of 2,345 entries were received to compete for the prestigious "Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2017". Of the 2,345 entries received for the awards, 1,515 have been received from 599 districts under the priority programmes category and 830 from various organizations and government agencies under innovation category.

PM addresses IAS Officers of the 2015 batch. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, addressed IAS Officers of the 2015 batch at the Inaugural Session of Assistant Secretaries on July 3, 2017. The Prime Minister advised young IAS officers to avoid getting into a mindset that resists change, and fill India's administrative system with the energy of 'New India.' As part of their Valedictory Session as Assistant Secretaries, IAS officers of the 2015 batch on September 26, 2017 made presentations before the Prime Minister.

First 'Pension Adalat' by DoP&PW held on September 20, 2017. MoS (PP) Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first 'Pension Adalat' on September 20, 2017 at the Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare (DoP&PW). During the Pension Adalat, out of the 29 selected cases, 19 cases were resolved in the Adalat itself. 18 out of these 19 cases were resolved by accepting the claims of the Pensioners. As on November 30, 2017, out of 29 grievances raised in Adalat, 26 have been resolved.

The 'Anubhav' awards 2017 were presented to 16 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments. Till date, 4,406 write-ups have been published on Anubhav.
DARPG starts 'DARPGSEVA' to address issues related to public grievances and administrative reforms. The DARPG started its Twitter Seva on February 1, 2017. The Twitter Handle is 'DARPGSEVA'. The Twitter Seva aims to address issues relating to the DARPG like Public Grievances and Administrative Reforms etc. The Twitter Seva enables the DARPG to reach out to the common public and various stakeholders for facilitating redress of grievances and other issues of importance relating to the department.

Prompt disposal of grievances by Government; DARPG writes to States Governments to link their Grievance Cells to Government's CPGRAMS. The number of grievances lodged by the people have increased 7 fold since 2014, from about 2 lakh grievances to about 14 lakh this year. This is due to the prompt response given by the Department to their grievances. Now about 99% grievances are being disposed by the DARPG. The average response time to the grievances has been reduced, e.g. in Department of Revenue, it has reduced from 108 days in 2014 to 25 days this year and similarly in Department of Telecom, it has reduced from 19 days in 2014 to 12 days this year. The DARPG is also writing letters to the Chief Secretaries of the states to link their Grievance Cells to the CPGRAMS Portal of the Union Government. It will bring uniformity and ease of disposal. It will also provide a comprehensive view of the grievances.

DARPG Grievance Study Analysis of 20 Ministries released. The DARPG's Grievance Study Analysis of 20 Ministries was released on August 25, 2017. The "Grievance Analysis & Systemic Reforms" Study was conducted for 20 ministries in the year 2015. As a result, 65 reforms have been introduced which has a positive impact on governance. Study has been undertaken for 20 more ministries in 2017 and 180 reforms have been suggested.  Steps have been taken to identify focus issues and arrive at the root cause of grievance so as to enable systemic reforms to be put in place to alleviate the root cause. A Project Management Unit has been set up for monitoring these reforms in consultation with concerned Ministries/Departments. A dedicated team has been engaged who conduct intensive deliberations with the concerned Ministries/Departments for identifying the reforms that have been implemented and draw up the monitoring metrics indicating impact of these reforms.

Centralised Pension Grievance Registration and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS). Concerted efforts are being made to bring down the pendency of old grievances while maintaining the quality in disposal for which regular review meetings were held with the Nodal Officers of various Ministries/Departments. As a result, 22,027 grievances were disposed off during the period 01.04.2017 to 24.11.17. The time limit to redress grievances is 60 days. During the same period, 84.2% grievances were disposed of within 60 days.

New training programme 'COMMIT' launched for State Government officials. MoS, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training programme, 'Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training' (COMMIT) for State Government officials on June 29, 2017. The objective of this training programme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism and provide citizen centric administration through capacity building of officials who interact with the citizens on day-to-day basis.

7th edition of the Vigilance Manual released; online version also released for the first time. The 7th e dition of the Vigilance Manual of CVC was released on September 7, 2017. The present edition of the Vigilance Manual is a public document accessible through CVC's website www.cvc.nic.in. The online version has been released along with the printed version for the first time. The 2017 edition of the Vigilance Manual incorporates 567 Paras divided into 11 Chapters with appropriate citations.

CVC to develop Integrity Index of 25 Organizations. In line with the broader strategy and emphasis on preventive vigilance, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) announced in October that it believes that the next level of systemic change can be through the tool of Integrity Index. The CVC has therefore decided to go in for development of the Integrity Index-based on bench- marking of internal processes and controls within an organisation as well as management of relationships and expectations of outside stakeholders.

Online Software for Departmental Proceedings launched. The online software for Departmental Proceedings was launched on June 22, 2017. The online system will enable monitoring of the departmental cases more effectively to complete inquiries within stipulated timeframes and fix accountability at different stages. The online portal will initially be adopted in respect of IAS officers posted in the Central Government and will subsequently be extended to AIS officers in the Central Government as well as Central Group 'A' employees. The State Governments will also be involved in the subsequent phases for consideration of extension to AIS officers serving in the States.

Government lays down specific 'timeline' for completing enquiry against officers and members of All India Services (AIS). The AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 have been amended to provide specific timelines at different stages of the enquiry, with a view to complete the disciplinary proceedings against the members of AIS in a time-bound manner.

MoU between LBSNAA, Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM. In March, 2017 the Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Namibia in the field of capacity building of public officials of Namibia and other training activities for the benefit of both the institutes.

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad and Central University of Jammu sign MoU. Signed in New Delhi on February 10, 2017, the MoU facilitates joint activities and synergy in areas such as capacity building, evaluation studies, executive education and related areas. It included activities such as design, development and delivery of teaching and training programmes; reciprocal recognition of each other's degrees, diplomas, certificates etc.

2,149 Public Authorities aligned with the RTI Online Portal. 2,149 Public Authorities have aligned with the RTI Online Portal. This portal is in line with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision of Digital India. The emphasis of the Government has always been on transparency and good governance. The government is persuading the States to implement the RTI Online portal. The RTI online portal will also curb delays in responding to the RTIs.

Mobile App for pensioners. Moving from e-governance to m-governance, various facilities for pensioners have been brought under Mobile App.  MoS-PP, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the Mobile App on September 20, 2017 that has been created to avail the services of Pensioners' Portal. With the App, a superannuating central civil government official will be able to monitor the progress of his pension settlement, and retired officials will be able to self-assess their pension through the pension calculator and are also able to register their grievances, if any, and get updates on orders issued by the Department.

Scrapping of Interview by States and UTs. 18 States and 7 Union Territories have discontinued the practice of interview in recruitment for lower level posts. The objective of discontinuation of interview in selection process at lower level posts is to curb corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner and substantially easing the problems of poor aspirants.

Online Vigilance System of Board and below Board Level Executives of CPSEs and e-Service Book of the DoPT employees launched. The Online Vigilance System of Board and below Board Level Executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) was launched on March 30, 2017. The e-Service Book of the DoPT employees was also launched on the occasion. The Online Vigilance System is a technology based mechanism introduced to obtain vigilance status of 120-130 Board Level executive appointments made annually of CPSEs timely, accurately and objectively so that process of their appointment is expedited. The system would enable efficient vigilance clearance of officers on real time basis who apply for these senior level posts. The e-service book has been implemented by DoPT for its 661 employees and is taking concrete steps to roll out e-service book in respect of all Central Govt. employees in a time bound manner with the support of NIC and involvement of Cadre Controlling Authorities. In this regard a workshop of all Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) was organised in April, 2017 to discuss the roll out plan in all Ministries and Departments.

Liberalisation and simplification of GPF Rules. In a major relief for government employees, Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare in March, 2017 announced several relaxations in General Provident Fund Rules, with liberalization and simplification, particularly relating to advances and withdrawals by the subscriber/employee. As per the liberalised rules, limits for withdrawals have been raised and procedures simplified especially for activities of house building and education of children, where the costs have gone up manifold over the last two decades. In furtherance of the Government's commitment towards self-certification, subscribers will be allowed to withdraw funds based on a simple declaration. No further documentary evidence will be required.

20th National Conference on e-Governance organised in Vishakhapatnam on January 9-10, 2017. Organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, and Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Conference was addressed by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu. National Awards for e-Governance 2016-17 were presented on the occasion.

Regional Conferences on "Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices" A two-day Regional Conference on "Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices" involving 12 States and 4 UTs of Northern, Western and Central Region of India held on July 7-8, 2017 in Nainital. Another Regional Conference on the subject was held in Goa on September 14-15, 2017. Delegates from 25 States/UTs (of Southern, Central, Eastern, North Eastern Regions and 5 other States/UTs) participated in the conference. On December 22-23, 2017 the Regional Conference on Good Governance was held in Guwahati, where delegates from 36 States and UTs participated.
The DARPG has so far organized 27 such regional conferences to share experiences in the formulation and successful implementation of Good Governance practices and to facilitate speedy and efficient delivery of public services.

Vice President inaugurated the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017. The Vice-President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017 on October 30, 2017, organised by the Central Vigilance Commission. The theme of the week this year was "My Vision-Corruption-free India".

12th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission held on December 6, 2017. Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 12th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) on December 06, 2017. While delivering the inaugural address, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the information has to be given in a language which is understandable to everyone, especially the one who applies for it.  The Commission had about 26,000 cases pending as on 31.03.2017 as compared to about 35,000 pending cases as on 01.04. 2016.  More than 3,500 queries have been answered by CIC through facilitation desk. In the year 2016-17, the CIC conducted about 15,000 video conferences. Prior to the Annual Convention, two seminars were held in May and July this year, to discuss 'Implementation of the Right to Information Act 2005' and 'Land Records and RTI Act' respectively.

29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held in New Delhi on January 12, 2017. Organised by the DoP&PW, the SCOVA meeting was chaired by MoS (PP) Dr. Jitendra Singh. During the meeting, the Minister said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs. 9,000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs. 10-15 lakh to Rs. 25-35 lakh.
Jeevan PramaanLaunched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in November, 2014, more than 11 lakh pensioners availed this Aadhar-based scheme for online submission of digital life certificate through banks during the month November, 2017. The scheme benefits pensioners specially the old and infirm who can submit life certificate from the comfort of their homes anywhere in the country or abroad. Till date about 93% of the pension bank accounts of Central Government pensioners drawing pension through banks have been seeded with Aadhaar Numbers.

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Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex- servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts in Railways etc


Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex- servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts in Railways etc

No. II/35/Part XIV
Dated: 21/12/2017
The Secretary,
Ministry of Defence,
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,
[D(Res- I)],
South Block,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re- employment basis in civilian posts in Railways etc., - reg.

Ref: DoP&T OM F.No. 3/3/2016-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 18th October, 2017.

The Defence Forces Personnel (PBORs) have been put to grave injustice as their last pay drawn at the time of retirement from Defence Forces has not been protected on their re-employment in the Central Government Departments (Railways etc.,).

However, such of those Defence Forces Personnel retired from the Defence Forces and got re-employed in the Public Sector undertakings in the country have the benefit of pay fixation on last pay drawn at the time of their retirement from the Armed Forces. This reveals that the Force Personnel re- employed in the Railways and other Central Government Departments have been discriminated against.

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), a premier Federation of Railway'employees had taken up the subject matter at the level of Railway Ministry in one of the PNM meetings, demanding pay re-fixation in favour of re- employed Defence Forces Personnel on the basis of last pay drawn particularly those who were re-employed on and after 01/01/2006. Conceding the Federation's demand, the Railway Ministry vide OM No. E(G)2013/EM 1-5 dated 07/12/2016 had sent proposal to the DoP&T, but however, the same was turned down. In this connection, Federation encloses a copy of Railway Ministry OM dated 07/12/2016 addressed to DoP&T together with the reply received from DoP&T vide OM No. 1213833/2016- Estt. (Pay-II) dated 21St February 2017.
The NFIR has now learnt that the DoP&T vide OM F.No. 3/3/2016-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 18th October, 2017 has sent proposal to the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, (Sena Bhawan) South Block, New Delhi, suggesting that single methodology for pay fixation of all the re-employed pensioners including the PBORs, Commissioned Officers, Ex-Combatant Clerks/Storeman etc., needs to be evolved, superseding the previous instructions contained in DoP&T OM dated 31st July 1986. The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, is consulting the re-employed Defence Forces Personnel for eliciting their views before sending its views to DoP&T for its consideration.

NFIR now suggests to the Ministry of Defence to consider, the following valid points for taking up the matter with the DoP&T:

(a) Considering the role of Defence Forces Personnel for safeguarding the Nation's integration, these personnel deserve to be given pay fixation on the basis of their last pay drawn on re-employment in the Railways and other Central Government Departments.

(b) Their pension needs to be totally ignored as the pension is the social security net in recognition to their loyal services to the nation.

(c) The PBORs are not the Personnel of high rankings with higher wages, therefore their case needs to be considered with greater sympathy and for the said reason their last pay drawn at the time of retirement needs to be treated as entry pay on re-employment in Railways and Central Government Departments.

(d) Alternatively, the number of years service rendered by the PBORs in Armed Forces be taken into account for granting pay fixation duly adding equal number of increments to the minimum pay of the re-employed post. This can be made applicable to all PBORs who have joined Central Government Departments after 01/01/2006.

(e) It is also proposed that in those cases of PBORs retired before attaining the age of 55 years and got re-employed in Government services, their initial pay on re-employment may be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post and after fixing the pay, in case the initial pay so fixed, is found to be less than the last pay drawn in the Armed Forces, all such cases may be treated as "cases of undue hardship" and in those cases, their pay may be re-fixed at higher stage duly granting one increment for each year of service rendered in the Armed Forces so as to bring their initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay. However, the pension already drawn by these. Personnel need not be meddled with.
NFIR trusts that the above suggestions may kindly be considered for inclusion in the proposal to be sent to the DoP&T. We shall be grateful if copy of the proposal sent to DoP&T is made available to the Federation to enable us to follow up the matter.
DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Government of India
Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)
No. E(G) 2013/EM 1-5
New Delhi, dated 21 March, 2017
The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.

Sir,
Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re- employment basis in civilian posts Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR's letter No.11/3 5/Part dated 23.11.2016 on the above subject and to state that with the reference to Board's letter of even number dated 7/12/2016 addressed to DOP&T pursuant to the discussion in the separate meeting on the issue held on 27/9/2016, DOP&T vide their OM No.1213833/2016-Estt(Pay-11) dated 21/2/2017 (copy enclosed) have clarified that the pay of non-commissioned ex- servicemen(PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years is to be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 without any protection of last pay drawn, in accordance with prevailing guidelines vide para 4 of OM dated 31.07.1986 as amended vide OM dated 05.04.2010 which provide for methodology of pay fixation on re-employment.

DA: As above.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
for Secretary
Railway Board

Dy. No. 1213833/2016-Estt.(Pay -II)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 21 february, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been, appointed on re- employment basis in civilian posts - reg:

Ref: . Railway Board, Ministry-of Railways OM No. E(G) 2013/EMI-5 dated 07.12.2016
The undersigned is directed to refer to Railway Board, Ministry of Railways' OM dated 07.12.2016 on above cited subject.

2. It is informed that the pay of non-commissioned ex- servicemen. (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years is to be fixed as per the entry -pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 without any protection of last pay drawn, in accordance with prevailing guidelines vide para 4 of OM dated 31.07.1986 as amended vide OM dated 05.04.2010 which provide for methodology of pay fixation on re-employment.

3. It is also advised that in case, clarification/interpretation of any of the rule position is required, the proposal may be referred to this Department in accordance with the procedure laid down in this Department's OM No.43011/9/2014-Estt.(D) dated 28.10.2015.

4. This has the approval of Joint Secretary (CDT).
S/d,
(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel No.2304 0489
To
Shri S.Pal, joint Director Estt.(Genl.)
Ministry of Railways,
Railway Board,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
( RAILWAY BOARD )
No.E(G)2013/EM 1-5
New Delhi, dated 7/12/2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re- employment basis in civilian posts - Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to a demand by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), a recognised Federation of Railwaymen, who have requested that the initial pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who are re-employed on the Railways should be fixed by taking into account the service rendered by them in the Defence Forces. They are insisting that the fixation done in the minimum of the scale of the re-employed post should be according to the procedure laid down in para 4 (b) (ii) of DOP&T's OM s dated 31/7/86 as amended vide OM dated 11th November 2008, 5th April 2010 & 8th November, 2010. The Federation states that the content of these OMs clearly states that the Pay of re-employed former Defence Forces Personnel should be fixed as per Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 i.e. at the same stage of their last basic pay drawn at the time of retirement i.e. allowing one increment (in the post held at the time of retirement) for each year of service the ex-servicemen has rendered at the time of retirement with the proviso that the pay thus fixed does not exceed:
(a) the pay drawn prior to retirement for non-commissioned officer of all three forces like Army, Navy and Air Force (Sub para 2 (ix) of Para 3 & Para 4 (b) (ii) of OM dated 31st July 1986 are relevant).

(b) Para 5 of DoP&T's OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 11th November, 2008 stipulated enhancement of existing ceiling of Rs. 26000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on re-employment to Rs. 80,000/- p.m.
2. However, their attention was drawn to the provisions in DOP&T's OM No.3/1/85-Estt.(pay-II) dated 31st July 1986 and OM NO. 3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 5th April 2010, governing initial pay fixation, inter alia, of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer-rank in Defence Forces and retired before attaining the age of 55 year and have been appointed on re- employment basis in the Railways. As per these orders, the initial pay of such re-employed pensioners is to be fixed in terms of provisions of Central Civil Services (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 issued by Department of Personnel and Training vide OM No. 3/1/85-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 31/7/1986 as amended from time to time.

3. It is to be seen that revised provision contained in Para 2 of OM dated 5th April 2010 revising the contents of Para 4(d)(i) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 provides that in case of ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in the Defence Forces and in the case of civilians who held posts below Group 'A' posts at the time of their retirement before 55 years of age, the entire pension and pension equivalent of retirement benefits shall be ignored, i.e. no deduction on this count is to be made from the initial pay fixed on re-employment. Also, in terms of the Para 4(a) and Para 4(b)(i) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, as amended vide DOP&T's OM No. 3/19/2009-Estt. (Pay.II) dated 5/4/2010, the initial pay on re-employment of such pensioners shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1/1/2006 as notified vide Section II, Part A of First Schedule to CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. As is explicit, these instructions do not provide for protection of last pay drawn before retirement, in such cases. Therefore, the fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen is being done accordingly on the Railways.

4. However, the Federation does not agree with the above contention and desires that the pay of ex-Defence Forces personnel re-employed in Railways should be fixed in accordance with the clarification issued vide DoP&T's OM dated 5th April, 2010 in Para 3 (iv) & (v) which contain clarifications duly stating that the pay of the ex-servicemen, re-employed in the Central Government Organizations will be fixed in accordance with the provision contained in DoP&T's OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.(pay-II) dated 11/11/2008 after exercising option in the manner laid down in Rule 6 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 and the fixation of pay is to be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008.

The Federation has further pointed out that the initial pay of a re-employed military pensioner and a direct recruit cannot be the same in view of the fact that the pay of the re-employed Defence Forces Pensioner is to be done as per the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 as mentioned in the DoP&T's OM dated 11/11/2008 and not under Rule 8 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 applicable to direct recruits - the two entrants being independent and have no co-relation with each other.

5. After protracted correspondence and discussion of the issue between NFIR and the concerned of this Ministry, as NFIR are still not convinced with the official stand on this issue and insisting on implementation of Para 3 (iv) and (v) of DoP&T's O.M. Dated 5/4/2010. Hence, it was decided to refer the matter to DOPT for clarification.

6. In the light of the position as brought out above, DOP&T are requested to clarify specifically as to whether the contention of NFIR that - the pay of non - commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years, and are subsequently re-employed on the Railways should be fixed by taking into account the service rendered by them and last pay drawn in the Defence Forces, is in order, or the procedure being followed on the Railways i.e. fixing the pay of such re-employed ex-servicemen as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1/1/2006, without any pay protection is correct.

7. An early reply in the matter is solicited.
S/d,
(S. Pal)
Jt. Dir. Estt. (Genl.)
Shri A.K. Jain,
Deputy Secretary (Pay),
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
North Block,
New Delhi.

Source : NFIR

Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff


Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(P&A)II-2011/F.E.2/2
New Delhi,dated: 11-12-2017
The General Secretary
NFIR,
3,Chelmsford Road
New Delhi - 110055.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.
Ref: NFIR's letter No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part.VIII dated 13- 10-2017.

I am directed to refer to NFIR's letter dated 13-10-2017 wherein it was requested to send supplementary proposal to the Ministry of Finance duly including the above vital points, seeking clearance and a copy of the reference made to the MoF may also be furnished to the Federation for pursuing the issue further.

As suggested by GS/NFIR, an office Memorandum dated 30-10-2017 has been sent to Ministry of Finance. The copy of the same is sent herewith for your information.
Yours faithfully,
s/d,
For Secretary/Railway Board

Government of India
Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)
No. E(P&A)II-2011/F.E.2/2
New Delhi, dated 10.10.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail). Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

The undersigned is directed to invite attention of the Ministry of Finance to this Ministry's O.M. of even number dated 14-09-2016 (copy enclosed) followed by reminders dated 22-11-2016 , 1602-2017 & 17-05-2017 on the above subject. In the meanwhile General Secretary of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen has requested that- "since DA as accrued froM time to time is payable on the Special Running Staff Allowance due to the hardworking conditions and other relevant factors, the Special Running Staff Allowance needed to be included in the pay to be reckoned for calculation of retiral benefits.

It is requested that the issue raised by the Federation may kindly be considered on priority and decision communicated.

Encl : As above. di-/A

(Dhruv Singh)
Executive Director
Pay Commission - I
Railway Board.
Director (Admn.),
Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance
North Block,
New Delhi



No. IV/RSAC/Conf/Part VIII
Dated: 13/10/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning of Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of Retirement Benefits - Running Staff-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR PNM Item No. 08/2011.
(ii) NFIR' s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf/Part VI dated 20/01/2016.
(iii) Director, Pay Commission, Railway Board's O.M. No. E(P&A)II­2011/FE/2/2 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to Director, Administration/ Department of Expenditure (MoF).

Responding to the O.M. dated 14/09/2016 sent by the Railway Board to the Ministry of Finance, Federation takes note that the proposal sent by the Railway Board is incomplete as full facts have not been apprised. As a matter of fact, the said O.M. does not contain following vital points:

"Since DA as accrued from time to time is payable on the Special Running Staff Allowance due to the hardworking conditions and other relevant factors, the Special Running Staff Allowance needed to be included in the pay to be reckoned for calculation of retiral benefits".

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to send supplementary proposal to the Ministry of Finance duly including the above vital points, seeking clearance. A copy of the reference made to the MoF may also be furnished to the Federation for pursuing the issue further.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)II-2011/F.E./2/2
New Delhi, dated 14/09/2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub.: Request for reckoning of Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot(Passenger) & Mail-Guard for the purpose of computation of Retirement benefits to Running Staff.

Ref: Department of Expenditure's OM No. 70/EV/2011 dt. 23.08.2011.
The undersigned is directed to state that based on the recommendations of 6th CPC, the Additional Allowance to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard was introduced on the Railways. The rates of Additional Allowance for Loco- Pilot-(Mail), were-Rs. 1000/- p.m whereas for Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard were Rs, 500/- p.m.

2. The 7th CPC in para 11.40.62 of their report had recommended as follows :
"It is recommended that the Special Running Staff Allowance should be raised to Rs. 2,250 pm for Loco Pilot Mail/Express, Rs. 1,125 pm to Loco Pilot Passenger/Motormen and Rs. 1,125 for Guard Mail/Express. In addition„ Loco Pilot Goods and Sr. Passenger Guard should be extended this allowance at the rate of Rs. 750 pm. This will incentivize the movement of LP Shunter-I to. LP Goods. As before, Dearness Allowance will be payable. on this allowance. However, it will not count for pensionary benefits."

3. The Staff side on the Railways has been insisting on reckoning of Additional Allowance (termed as Special Running Staff Allowance in the report of 7th CPC) for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits since its introduction by the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC had recommended that Dearness Allowance shall be payable on this Allowance, yet specific recommendations regarding the additive value of the additional allowance for computation of retirement benefits of running staff had not been made by the Commission.

Earlier also, the matter for reckoning of Additional Allowance for retinal benefits, was referred to the Ministry of Finance vide 0,M. No E(P&A)-11-2008 dated 19/10/2010 (Copy enclosed). However, .Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure had advised vide O.M. No 99/EV/2011 dated 11704/2011 for not reckoning Additional Allowance for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of the categories of running staff eligible for the allowance, On the insistence of the staff side the matter whether Additional Allowance can be, reckoned for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of eligible Running Staff again being referred for consideration, it is requested that the matter may once again be, examined and the outcome may please be advised to this office.

S/d,
(S. Balachandra)
Director Pay Commission,
Railway Board,
Director (Admn),
Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance,
North-Block,
New Delhi.

Source : NFIR

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