Saturday, 22 September 2018

Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners

Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners

Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners

Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from Rs.500 per month to Rs.1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.

i. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from Rs.4500 per month to Rs.6750 per month.

11. Allowances to Scientific Departments

i. The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance has not been accepted. In order to incentivize the supporting employees in Space and Atomic Energy sector, the rate of Launch Campaign and Space Technology Allowance has been increased from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum. Professional Update Allowance for non-gazetted employees of Department of Atomic Energy will also continue to be paid at the enhanced rate of Rs.11250 per annum.

ii. The 7th CPC had placed Antarctica Allowance, paid to the Scientists and other members undertaking the expedition to Antarctica under the Indian Antarctic programme, in the RH-Max Cell of the R&H Matrix. The rates of the RH-Max Cell recommended by the 7th CPC were less than the existing rates of Antarctica Allowance which is currently paid on per day basis. Considering the specific nature of these expeditions and to provide appropriate increase in rates, Government has decided to keep Antarctica Allowance out of the R&H Matrix and the allowance will continue to be paid on per day basis as per existing practice. The Rates of Antarctica Allowance will go up from Rs.1125 per day (Summers) and Rs.1688 per day (Winters) to Rs.1500 per day (Summers) and Rs.2000 per day (Winters).

11th Bipartite settlement next meeting date on 29th Sept 2018


11th Bipartite settlement next meeting date on 29th Sept 2018

Indian Banks' Associations(IBA)

HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
No.HR &IR/UFBU/XIBPS/5870
September 15, 2018
Shri Sanjay K LUANDA
Convenor
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) &
General Secretary
National Confederation of Bank Employee,
C/o State Bank of India. LHO
Plot No 1, Sector-17A
Chandigarh-160 017

Dear Sir,
Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions/ Associations

It has been decided in consultation withthe Chairman, Negotiating Committee of IBA. to hold next meeting ofNegotiating Committee of IBA with the representatives of Constitute & Workmen Unions/ Officers' Associations on Saturday, 29th September 2018 at 10:00 am in the Committee Room of IBA, World Trade Centre,Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.

2. You are,therefore,requested to please convey suitably to the General Secretaries ofConstituent Workmen Unions/ Officers' Associations of UFBU to make itconvenient to attend the meeting by their authorized representative (a)as under:

Sr No.Name of the Union/AssociationNo of Representative (s)
1.All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA)2
2.National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE)2
3.Bank Employees' Federation of India (BEFI)1
4.Indian Nahanni Bank Employes' Federation (INBEF)1
5.National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW)1
6.All India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC)2
7.All India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA)1
8.Indian National Bank Officers' Congress (INBOC)1
9.National Organisationof Bank Officers (NOBO)1

3. Kindly confirm participation with details of the participants.
Yours Faithfully,
Senior Advisor (IIR &IR)
Source : www.bipartitesettlement.com

Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)


Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)

No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 18th, September, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) - Revised rates effective from 01.07. 2018.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 1(2)/2004- D(Pay/Services) dated 28th March 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 01.07. 2018.

2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 257-PA dated 17.09.2018 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B), dated 7th September 2018.
Yours faithfully,
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties


Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties

NFIR

No. II/34/2018-Part I
Dated: 19/09/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties-reg.

Of late, it is noticed that the Railway employees are becoming targets of physical attacks by the unruly people/antisocial elements. In this connection, NFIR cites the case of recent physical attack on Travelling Ticket Examiner of S.C. Railway (Secunderabad Division) by a group of people who are habituated of travelling unauthorizedly and threatening on duty staff. It has further been reported that three persons have attacked the Gate Keeper (Track Maintainer) at Level Crossing Gate on Northern Railway and chopped off his left arm on 17th September, 2018. Similar attacks on staff were also reported from different places and no adequate action has been taken by the concerned Law & Order Authorities to deter the miscreants.

The Railway Staff who perform duties in the field and at remote places are developing constant fear of criminal attacks on them by the miscreants. In order to maintain the morale of staff, it would be necessary to urge upon the concerned high level authorities who are accountable for maintaining Law & Order situation to take effective measures. So far as Level Crossing Gates are concerned, provision of CCTV cameras may be considered seriously to facilitate detecting the culprits for further action.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly see that concrete steps are taken to protect the Railway Staff working in the field and in the remote sections of the Railway system. Federation may please be kept advised of action being taken by the Railway Board early.
Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Friday, 21 September 2018

Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes


Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes

F.No.01/04/2016-NS
Government of India
Ministry Of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 19.09.2018
Subject: Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 16th February, 2016 vide which the various decisions taken by the Government Regarding interest fixation for small savings schemes were communicated to all concerned.

2. On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2018-19 starting 1st October, 2018 and ending on 31st December, 2018, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in the schemes, shall be as under:-

InstrumentRate of interest w.r.f 01.07.2018 to 30.09.2018Rate of interest w.r.t 01.10.2018 to 31.12.2018Compounding
frequency*
Savings Deposit4.04.0Annually
1 Year Time Deposit6.66.9Quarterly
2 Year Time Deposit6.77.0Quarterly
3 Year Time Deposit6.97.2Quarterly
5 Year Time Deposit7.47.8Quarterly
5 Year Recurring Deposit6.97.3Quarterly
5 Year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme8.38.7Quarterly and paid
5 Year Monthly Income Account7.37.7Monthly and Paid
5 Year National Savings certificate7.68.0Annually
Public provident Fund Scheme7.68.0Annually
Kisan Vikaspatra7.3 (will mature in 118 months)7.7 (will mature in 112 months)Annually
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme8.18.5Annually
*No change

3. This has the approval of Finance Minister.
(Padam singh)
Sr.Regional Director(NS)
Tele: 01123095155
Source: Dea.gov.in

MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI - Clarification order issued by Railway Board

MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI - Clarification order issued by Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No.119
File No.PC-VII/2016/I/6/2
RBE No.142/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.09.2018
The General
Managers/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,

(As per mailing list)

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 - regarding.

Please refer to Board’s letter of even no. dated 31.07-2017 forwarding therewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions, Department of Personnel & Training's (MoPPG&P/DoPT)0M No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay) I dated 27.07.2017 regarding guidelines on availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

2. Now Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of personnel & Training vide their 0M No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 28.08.2018 has clarified various aspects of their earlier 0M. The clarifications issued by DoP&T shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

3. The 'one month' period mentioned in the aforesaid 0M of DoP&T dated 28.08.2018 under clarification to point of doubt at Sl No.2 shall be month from the date of issue of these instructions.
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(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission- VII
Railway Board
MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI - Clarification order issued by Railway Board

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

IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT- OFFICIAL RETIRED ON 30th JUNE IS ELIGIBLE FOR INCREMENT DUE ON 1st JULY NOTIONALLY FOR PENSIONARY BENEFITS IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS


IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT- OFFICIAL RETIRED ON 30th JUNE IS ELIGIBLE FOR INCREMENT DUE ON 1st JULY NOTIONALLY FOR PENSIONARY BENEFITS
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS

DATED: 15.09.2017
CORAM
THE HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE HULUVADI G.RAMESH
AND
THE HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE RMT.TEEKAA RAMAN
W.P.No.15732 of 2017
P.Ayyamperumal …
Petitioner
-vs-
1.The Registrar,
Central Administrative Tribunal,
Madras Bench,
High Court Complex,
Chennai-600 105.

2.Union of Indirep.by
the Chairman, CBEC,
North Block,
New Delhi-110 001.

3.Union of India rep.by
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi.

4.The Director of General (Inspection),
Customs & Central Excise,
"D" Block, I.P.Bhawan, I.P.Estate,
New Delhi-110 002.
.. Respondents
Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, for issuance of a Writ of Certiorarified Mandamus calling for the records of the first respondent in O.A./310/00917/2015 dated 21.03.2017 and quash the same and consequently direct the fourth respondent to treat the retirement date of the petitioner as on 01.07.2013 and grant all the consequential benefits including the pensionary benefits.

For Petitioner :: Mr.P.Ayyamperumal,
Petitioner-in-Person
For Respondents :: Mr.K.Mohanamurali,

ORDER

(Order of the Court was made by
HULUVADI G.RAMESH, J.)

This writ petition has been filed to quash the order passed by the first respondent-Tribunal in O.A./310/00917/2015 dated 21.03.2017 and to consequently direct the fourth respondent to treat the retirement date of the petitioner as 01.07.2013 and grant him all the consequential benefits including the pensionary benefits.

2.The case of the petitioner is that he joined the Indian Revenue Service in Customs and Excise Department in the year 1982 and retired as Additional Director General, Chennai on 30.06.2013 on attaining the age of superannuation. After the Sixth Pay Commission, the Central Government fixed 1st July as the date of increment for all employees by amending Rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. In view of the said amendment, the petitioner was denied the last increment, though he completed a full one year in service, ie., from 01.07.2012 to 30.06.2013. Hence, the petitioner filed the original application in O.A.No.310/00917/2015 before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, and by order dated 21.03.2017, the Tribunal rejected the claim of the petitioner by taking a view that an incumbent is only entitled to increment on 1st July if he continued in service on that day. Since the petitioner was no longer in service on 1st July 2013, he was denied the relief. Challenging the order passed by the Tribunal, the present writ petition is filed.

3.The petitioner, appearing as party-in-person, has referred to the judgment passed by this Court in State of Tamil Nadu, rep.by its Secretary to Government, Finance Department and others v.M.Balasubramaniam, reported in CDJ 2012 MHC 6525, wherein the appeal filed by the State challenging the order passed in the writ petition entitling the employee who was similarly placed like that of the petitioner, the benefit of increment on the ground that he has completed one full year of service from 01.04.2002 to 31.03.2003, was rejected. Referring to that judgment, the petitioner has submitted that the said benefit has to be extended to him. He further submitted that even though the above decision squarely covers his case, no mention has been made by the Central Administrative Tribunal as to how that decision is not applicable to him. With regard to the said issue, the petitioner has also referred to the order passed by the Government of Tamil Nadu in G.O.Ms.No.311, Finance (CMPC) Department, dated 31.12.2014, and submitted that in the said G.O., it has been mentioned that the Pay Grievance Redressal Cell has recommended that when the date of increment of a Government servant falls due on the day following superannuation on completion of one full year of service, such service may be considered for the benefit of notional increment purely for the purpose of pensionary benefits and not for any other purpose. Stating so, the petitioner prayed for allowing this writ petition.

4.Heard the learned Senior Panel Counsel appearing for the respondents 2 to 4 on the submissions made by the petitioner and perused the materials available on record.

5.The petitioner retired as Additional Director General, Chennai on 30.06.2013 on attaining the age of superannuation. After the Sixth Pay Commission, the Central Government fixed 1st July as the date of increment for all employees by amending Rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay)
Rules, 2008. In view of the said amendment, the petitioner was denied the last increment, though he completed a full one year in service, ie., from 01.07.2012 to 30.06.2013. Hence,
the petitioner filed the original application in O.A.No.310/00917/2015 before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, and the same was rejected on the ground that an incumbent is only entitled to increment on 1st July if he continued in service on that day.

6.In the case on hand, the petitioner got retired on 30.06.2013. As per the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the increment has to be given only on 01.07.2013, but he had been superannuated on 30.06.2013 itself. The judgment referred to by the petitioner in State of Tamil Nadu, rep.by its Secretary to Government, Finance Department and others v. M.Balasubramaniam, reported in CDJ 2012 MHC 6525, was passed under similar circumstances on 20.09.2012, wherein this Court confirmed the order passed in W.P.No.8440 of 2011 allowing the writ petition filed by the employee, by observing that the employee had completed one full year of service from 01.04.2002 to 31.03.2003, which entitled him to the benefit of increment which accrued to him during that period.

7.The petitioner herein had completed one full year service as on 30.06.2013, but the increment fell due on 01.07.2013, on which date he was not in service. In view of the above judgment of this Court, naturally he has to be treated as having completed one full year of service, though the date of increment falls on the next day of his retirement. Applying the said judgment to the present case, the writ petition is allowed and the impugned order passed by the first respondent-Tribunal dated 21.03.2017 is quashed. The petitioner shall be given one notional increment for the period from 01.07.2012 to 30.06.2013, as he has completed one full year of service, though his increment fell on 01.07.2013, for the purpose of pensionary benefits and not for any other purpose. No costs.

Index : Yes/No
Internet : Yes/No

(H.G.R.,J.) (T.K.R.,J.)

15.09.2017

KM

To

1.The Registrar,
Central Administrative Tribunal,
Madras Bench, High Court Complex,
Chennai-600 105.

2.The Chairman, CBEC,
Union of India,
North Block,
New Delhi-110 001.

3.Department of Personnel & Training,
Union of India,
New Delhi.

4.The Director of General (Inspection),
Customs & Central Excise,
"D" Block, I.P.Bhawan, I.P.Estate,
New Delhi-110 002.

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

DoPT: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession - LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - extension beyond 25.09.2018.


DoPT: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession - LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - extension beyond 25.09.2018.

No.31011/3/2018-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 20, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession - LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - extension beyond 25.09.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.31011/3/2014 - Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2016 on the subject noted above and to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the scheme allowing Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) is extended for a further period of two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2018 till 25th September, 2020 as under:
(i) LTC for visiting NER, J&K and A&N in lieu of a Home Town LTC.
(ii) Facility of air journey to non-entitled Government servants for visiting NER, J&K and A&N.
(iii) Permission to undertake journey to J&K, NER and A&N by private airlines.
2. The above special dispensation is subject to the following terms & conditions:
(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER / A&N/ J&K against the conversion of their one Home Town LTC in a four year block.
(ii) Government servants, whose Home Town and Headquarters/place of posting is the same, are not allowed the conversion .
(iii) Fresh Recruits are allowed conversion of one of the three Home Town LTCs in a block of four years, applicable to them.
(iv) Government servants entitled to travel by air may avail this concession from their Headquarters in their entitled class of air by any airlines subject to the maximum fare limit of LTC-80.
(v) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are allowed to travel by air in Economy class by any airlines subject to the maximum fare limit of LTC-80 in the following sectors:
(a) Between Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER.
(b) Between Kolkata/ChennaiNisakhapatnam and Port Blair.
(c) Between Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K.
Journey for these non-ntitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam/ Delhi/ Amritsar shall be undertaken as per their entitlement.
(vi) Air travel by Government employees to NER, J&K and A&N as mentioned in para
(iv) and (v) above is allowed whether they avail the concession against Anywhere in India LTC or in lieu of the Home Town LTC as permitted.
(vii) Air Tickets are to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' [to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT's O.M. No. 31011/6/2002- Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009] while undertaking LTC journey . Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted and no request for relaxation of rules for booking the tickets through such agencies shall be considered by this Department.

3. Efforts should be made by the Government servants to book air tickets at the cheapest fare possible. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials .

4. In so far as the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues after consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: dopt.gov.in

7th CPC Training Allowance - DoPT Order dt.13.9.2018


7th CPC Training Allowance - DoPT Order dt.13.9.2018

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance

F.No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (IST/IIPA)]
Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: September 13, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance.

In continuation of this Department's O.M. No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to state that the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has conveyed their ex-post facto approval for the applicability of the OM No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the presumption that any government servant, who is not a permanent faculty and joins the training academies/institutes/establishments as a faculty is entitled to training allowance vide their ID Note 124/03-2017/Vol.II dated July 2, 2018.
2. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
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(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://dopt.gov.in

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Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report


Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report
Board's attention is invited towards this federation's letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein……

AIRF

No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)
Dated: September 17, 2018
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report

Ref.: (i) Report of 7th CPC(Para 8.17.71 to 77) reg. Night Duty Allowance
(ii) RBE No.61/2016(Last NDA Rate of 6th CPC when DA at 125%)
(iii) RBE No.36/2018 No.E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 dated 08.03.2018

Board's attention is invited towards this federation's letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein.

A calculation table was also appended in our letter referred to above, explaining the actual reduction in Night Duty Allowance on implementation of current formula, recommended by the VII CPC, which we are again quoting hereunder for ready reference:-

Rates of Night Duty Allowance, as per 6th CPC formula (mean value of Pay Band + GP) + DA)/215, changed by the 7th CPC, i.e. (Basic Pay + DA)/200, will decline by 20% to 40% from the existing, i.e.

Pay ScalesAs on 01.01.2016 when DA 125% (as per 6th CPC)As on 01.07.2017 when DA 139% (as per 6thCPC, rate not declared by the Board)As on 01.07.2017 when DA 5% (as per 7th CPC)
5200-20200-1800151.75161.2094.50
5200-20200-1900152.80162.30104.48
5200-20200-2000153.85163.40113.93
5200-20200-2400158.00167.85133.88
5200-20200-2800162.20172.30153.30
9300-34800-4200274.70291.80185.85
9300-34800-4600 and above278.90296.25235.73

Also rates of the NDA were not declared by the Railway Board on 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017 as per 6th CPC.

It is, therefore, reiterated that, the issue may be looked into afresh in the light of the foregoing, and improvement in the formula, recommended by the VII CPC, may be done, so that, rates of Night Duty Allowance get improved rather than any reduction therein.

This may kindly be treated as "Most Urgent" as there is serious discontentment brewing among the staff, particularly Running and Traffic Staff and other Safety Categories Staff who have to invariably perform night duty.
Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

7th CPC: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways


7th CPC: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No. PC-VII/ 117
No. PC-V/20016/PS/1(Stipend)
RBE No. 133/2018
New Delhi, dated 11-9-2018
The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways.

Consequent upon the revision in training period of few categories of Traffic and Commercial Departments, item Nos. 39, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47 of the Schedule of Board's letter of even number dated 02-02-2017 (RBE No. 08/2017) stands modified as under:

S.No.CategoryTraining
period
Grade Pay
in VI CPC
Pay
Structure
(Rs.)
Corresp- onding Revised Pay level in the 7th CPC Pay
Matrix
Revised rates
of stipend in
the
corresponding
Pay level
(Rs.)
Traffic and Commercial Departments
39.Commercial Apprentices80 days4200635400
41.Ticket Examiner26 days1900219900
42.Train Clerks18 days1900219900
45.Goods Guards30 days2800529200
46.Traffic Apprentices for absorption in scales as Station Masters, Asstt. Yard Masters, Traffic Inspectors & Section Controllers300 days4200635400
47.Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk26 days2800529200

2. The above revised rates of stipend are applicable to those batches that undergo the modified training modules as indicated against the category.

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

4. Hindi version is enclosed.
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

DoPT: Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment in the lower post

Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment in the lower post
No. 35034/1/201 7-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20.09.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPs from the date of next increment (DNl) in the lower post and method of "fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules. 2016, regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 and its further clarification vide OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 28.08.2018 on the issue of availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.
2. A number of references have been received from various quarter including Secretary, Staff Side as to whether the aforesaid OMs 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 and 28.08.2018 will be applicable in the ease of MACP also or otherwise. The matter has been examined in consultation with D/o Expenditure and it has been decided that. the aforesaid OMs dated 27.07.2017 and 28.08.2018 will be applicable in the cases of pay fixation after grant of MACP also.
G. Jayanthi
Joint Secretary (E-1)
Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment in the lower post

Source: DoPT

9% (7% + 2%) DA to Defence Personnel and PBOR from July 2018


9% (7% + 2%) DA to Defence Personnel and PBOR from July 2018

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personal Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2018

No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi,
Dated 18th, September, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2018.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 1(2)/2004- D(Pay/Services) dated 28th March 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 01.07.2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 257-PA dated 17.09.2018 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B), dated 7th September 2018.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://mod.gov.in

Ad-hoc Bonus for Central Autonomous Bodies - NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Ad-hoc Bonus for Central Autonomous Bodies - NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Grant of 'ad-hoc bonus' for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018 - NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National council (staff Side)
Joint Consulative Machinery for
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2017
Dated: September 17, 2018
The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapathi Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Grant of 'ad-hoc bonus' for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018- reg.

Kindly call for our earlier letter of even number dated October 30, 2017(copy enclosed), whereby it was requested, while thanking the government for having implemented VII CPC recommendations in case of staff of the Central Autonomous Bodies, that, their genuine grievance in respect of payment PLB/Ad-hoc bonus to these staff should also be considered .

It would be pertinent to recall that, Finance Ministry used to extend the benefit of PLB/Ad-hoc Bonus to the Central Autonomous Bodies also at par with other Central Government employees till the year 2014-15. Surprisingly, employees of the Central Autonomous Bodies have been deprived of this benefit after the year 2014-15 without assigning any bonafide reason thereto.

It is, therefore, requested that, necessary action may kindly be taken for granting ad-hoc bonus to the Central Autonomous Bodies also on par with the Central Government employees for the years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018, as was being done till the year 2014-15 in the larger interest of justice and parity.
Sincerely Yours,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs)


Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
 
Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)
19 SEP 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers
(AWWs/AWHs)and performance linked incentive to AWHs [Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme] with a total cost of Rs. 10,649.41 crore (GoI Share) for the period from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2020.

Nearly 27 lakh AWWs/AWHs will be benefitted by the approval. Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS) is a universal scheme and beneficiaries are spread all over the country at AWC/village level.

Details:
The proposals approved consist of the following:
Name of FunctionaryOld Rates p.m.Revised Rates p.m.
Anganwadi WorkerRs.3,000/-Rs.4,500/-
Anganwadi Worker at Mini-AWCRs.2,250/-Rs.3,500/-
Anganwadi HelperRs.1,500/-Rs.2,250/-  (*)

(*) In addition, monthly performance linked incentive of Rs.250/- has also been approved for Anganwadi Helpers for facilitating proper functioning of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).
The enhanced rate of honorarium and performance linked incentive would be effective from 1st October, 2018.

Impact:
The programme through targeted interventions will strive to reduce the level of malnutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies, ensure empowerment of adolescent girls, provide protection to the children who are in conflict with law, provide safe place for day-care to children of working mothers, create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue negative alerts for timely action, encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals and bring more transparency.

Financial Implications:
The details of expenditure for the period from 1st October, 2018 to 31st March 2020 for payment of honorarium to AWWs/AWHs and performance linked incentives to AWHs are as under:
(Rupees in crore)

Name of the Components2018-19(6 months)2019-20Total
Honorarium to AWWs2182.634365.276547.90
Honorarium to Mini-AWWs154.60309.19463.79
Honorarium to AWHs1212.572425.153637.72
Total3549.87099.6110649.41

Background:
Anganwadi Services (ICDS) aims at holistic development of children under the age of six years and its beneficiaries are children of this age group and Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.The rate of honorarium paid to the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers was last revised in the year 2011. Since then the cost of living has increased and the cost norms for the administration of Supplementary Nutrition have also been revised recently in the year 2017.

PIB

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Grant of Dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018

No. 42/06/2018-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated the 18th September 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/06/2018- P&PW(G) dated 22.03.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% w.e.f 01.07.2018.

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D) Vo1.11 dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

6. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

7. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II134-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

8. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

9. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B) dated 07th Sept, 2018.

Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: pensionersportal.gov.in/

Dearness relief to Central Government pensioners

Dearness relief to Central Government family pensioners


All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964


All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964

DoPT

MOST IMMEDIATE
OUT TODAY
No.45018/1/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 18th September, 2018
Subject: All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), New Delhi has decided to observe "All India Protest Day" on 19th September, 2018 in support of the following issues:
i. Upward Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula,
ii. Scrapping of the New Contributory Pension Scheme; and
iii. Allow Option No. 1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.
2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(I) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department’s O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008, on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure-A).

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed protest, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on protest, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of protest, i.e., 19.09.2018.
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Source: DoPT

Breaking News: Good news for NPS employees

NPS employees

Breaking News: Good news for NPS employees

  * Winning staff case in Supreme Court on old pension restoration *

In the case of old pension reinstatement, NPS employees today won a grand victory in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the employees' old pension scheme. In the favor of the old pension, in favor of the employees and the Indian government respectively, the Supreme Court concluded that the new pension scheme is not in the interest of the employees.The court ruled that, on the basis of the cancellation of the old pension from April 1, 2004, the government had enforced the NPS was wrong. Employees should be given all the benefits of old pension from the date of their appointment. The court rejected all the arguments in favor of the government's NPS and all the provisions of the financial system in implementing the old pension scheme of the government.

With this judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court, the country's pensioners have received gravitational force in their struggle and judicial lobbying.

Satyameva Jayate :

Dr. Vinod Tripathi, District Head Special B.T.C. Teacher Welfare Association, U.P.
District-pratapgarh

Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes - NFPE Circular

Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes - NFPE Circular

NFPE CIRCULAR
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9718686800/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No.PF-1(e) 2018
Date: 18th September 2018
CIRCULAR
To,
All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers.
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries

Sub: Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes

Comrades,
As you are aware that GDS Committee Report headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra was implemented by the Govt. of India w.e.f. 01.07.2018 after a long struggle of 16 days indefinite strike conducted by All GDS employees under leadership of AIPE Union GDS and other three unions NFPE had extended solidarity support by various ways of agitational programmes during the entire period of Strike.
In Some circles all NFPE members conducted strike from 4 days to 10 days. Kerala comrades conducted 10 days Strike in support of GDS Strike.

NFPE pays red salute to all GDS and regular employees who conducted strike and various agitational programmes which made the strike grand success and the Central Govt. was forced to implement GDS committee Report. The Govt of India has not implemented so many positive recommendations given by Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee. Only pay revision and very few other recommendations have been implemented.

The new pay scales which require to be implemented from 01-01-2016 have been given effect from 01.07.2018. From 01.01.2016 , only 2.57 factors has been given. The GDS employees are much more frustrated and agitated . AIPEU GDS and other two unions have held meeting and decided future course of action and charter of demands. Which is mentioned below.

We as NFPE endorse the agitational programmes and charter of demands of GDS Unions and appeal to entire rank and file to extend full solidarity support , help, co-operation and participation to make the agitational programmes successful.

Agitational Programmes
1. 25.-09-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast infront of Divisional Offices
2. 04-10-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast in front of Circle Offices.
3. 10-10-2018 : One day massive hunger fast in New Delhi.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. GDS committee report as a whole be implemented with effect from 01st of January 2016.

2. Change the formula already adopted for calculation of arrears.

3. Change of upper limit of gratuity from Rs 1,50,000/- to Rs 5,00,000/-
(a) GIS limit should be enhanced to Rs. 5,00,000 with the subscription of Rs. 500/-
4. 10% of the TRCA of the GDS should be recovered towards SDBS contribution and the Government to contribute equal share.
(a)And also EFP Scheme to be introduced to GDS as recommended by the GDS Committee. This was also recommended by the previous GDS Committees.
5. GDS should be granted 30 days paid leave in a year and the leave should be allowed to be carry forward subjected to the maximum of 180 days and provide encashment of the leave.

6 .Grant Children Education allowance Rs 6000/- per child per Annum.

7. Enhance composite allowance to the BPMs from Rs500/- to Rs 1600/- also grant composite allowance to ABPMs & GDS working in classified cities and the GDS working in Departmental Offices etc., wherever applicable.

8. GDS employees should be granted financial up gradation on completion of 12,24, and 36 years of service in the form of grant of additional increments.
(a) Point to point fixation to be ordered instead of bunching of TRCA scales.
9.. Limited transfer facility to GDS on request should be relaxed. There shall not be any drop in wage scale on account of a request transfer. The transfer of GDS will be approved by Divisional head if the transfer is within the Division, by regional PMG if it is within the region by HOC if the transfer is within the Circle.

10. Voluntary discharge schemes for the GDSs’ 3 types of voluntary discharge schemes as recommended by GDS committee for the GDSs’ who are willing to quit the post before the discharge at the age of 65 years should be implemented.

11. All discharge benefits (retirement benefits) should be implemented retrospectively, w.e.f 01 January 2016.

12. Put off duty may be averted by transferring the GDS to another place.

13. Incentive system should be abolished for India Post Payment bank (IPPB) work. Enhance the working hours of branch post office and GDS officials concerned after introducing the IPPB.

14. GDSs’ should be allowed to get discharge from the service on the last day of the month in which He/She attains the 65 years of the age.

15. All single handed branch post offices should be provided with one more hand to upgrade to double handed office.

16. ‘Employees’ state Insurance (ESI) facility to be extended to Grameen Dak Sevaks wherever E.S.I dispensaries and hospitals are available the country.
With revolutionary greetings.
Yours Comradely,
R.N Parashar
Secretary General
Source:http://nfpe.blogspot.com/

Fixation of pay of an employee appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR) - J&K


Fixation of pay of an employee appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR) - J&K

GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/Jammu
O.M. No. A/35 (09)-560
Dated: 16 -08-2018

Subject:- Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR).

Doubts have been expressed by various quarters regarding fixation of pay of an employee appointed to the post carrying Grade Pay of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 in PB-3- 9300-34800 (PR), on or after 01.01.2006 in terms of SRO 266 of 2009 dated 31.08.2009 read with SRO 42 of 2011.

The issue has been examined in the Finance Department and it has been observed that consequent to notification of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 vide SRO 93 of 2009 dated 15.04.2009, the pre-revised pay scales of 5000-8000, 5150-8300, 5500­9000,5600-9100, 5700-10100 and 6500-10500 were clubbed into single PB-2 - 9300-34800 (PR) with common Grade Pay of 4200. This created practical impediments in making appointments to various posts under these pre-revised pay scales/ Grade Pays, particularly in making promotions both functional or in-situ from one Grade Pay to another within the scales so clubbed. The promotion within these scales would mean nothing except change of designation.

In order to overcome the bottlenecks coming in the way of making appointments or promotions in these pre-revised scales, Grade Pays of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 were introduced to pave way for promotion from one post to another scale.

Accordingly, it is clarified that the newly incorporated Grade Pays viz 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 under SRO 42 of 2011 are applicable to all employees in the revised pay structure, but as far as the applicability of ready reckoner attached to said SRO is concerned, same is relevant for pay revision of employees who have been appointed before 01.01.2006, and were holding these posts on 01.01.2006 to arrive at their revised pay on 01.01.2006 in the revised pay structure in accordance with Rule 7 of J&K Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009.

It is also clarified that SRO 42 of 2011 is not an amendment to Rule (8) of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009, prescribing fixation of pay of direct entrants to Government service on or after 01.01.2006, but is an insertion/ substitution of new Grade Pays in Section-I of first schedule attached to Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 against S.Nos 11 to 16 of Pay Band-2.
Sd/-
(M. R. Andrabi)
Director General (Codes),
Finance Department.

KVS: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala- Donation of One day's salary


KVS: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala- Donation of One day's salary

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN(HQ)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
NEW DELHI - 110016.

F No. 110239/51/2017/Budget/KVS(HQ)
Date: 14.9.2018
The Deputy Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices/ZIETs

Sub: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala - Donation of One day's salary - regarding

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to refer the MHRD letter F No. 1-3/2018-Cash dated 24.8.2018 (enclosed) vide which it has been decided to appeal to all officers and staff of Ministry of HRD as well as of the organizations under its control that they may contribute one day's salary as relief to the flood affected people of Kerala, to be paid to the Chief Minister's Relief fund.

It is requested that necessary instructions may be issued to all the units for circulation of this appeal amongst all the employees of KVs/ROs/ZIETs. Further the option form may also be obtained in the given below format.

" I, (Name & Designation of the employee) give my consent to contribute one day's salary to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.
Signature
(Name & Designation with date) ".

The Option Form duly signed by the individual employee be kept on records by the respective payee units viz, Vidyalayas/ROs/ZIETs.

After obtaining the consent from the employees, one day's salary will be deducted by all the units from the Pay bill of Sept' 2018 and shown under the column "Contribution to Kerla Relief fund" to be inserted by UBI, Saket Branch temporarily for this purpose. The Pay Bill of Sept' 2018, uploaded by now, may be rejected by all the respective units and uploaded again after making the aforesaid deduction.

It is further intimated that no payment of donation will be remitted by KVs/ROs/ZIETs directly to "Donation to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. However, the pooled amount shall be remitted by KVS (HQ) to the said relief fund. The Project Kendriya Vidyalayas have to remit the consolidated amount to their respective Regional Offices which will in turn, remit the same to KVS Hqrs through NEFT/RTGS in the "KVS Main Fund Account no. 1098101032877 in Canara Bank, 1FSC CNRB0001098. Govt. Financed KVs/ZIETs/ROs are not required to remit the funds to Regional Offices/KVS(HQ) as the amount of deduction will be taken from the pay bill itself by KVS(HQ) for remitting the same to the aforesaid fund.

Compliance may be ensured and required information may be sent to KVS (HQ) through mail (kvsbudget@gmail.com) only in the following format.

Name of the Region/ZIETNumber of all employees who contributed.Total amount deducted and remitted toKVS (HQ) in respect of Project KVs.Total amount deducted in respect of Govt. financed KVs/ROs/ZIETs.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Hindi version follows.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. E Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Trg & Fin)

Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

Regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
 RBE No. 138/2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1 
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2018.
The General Mangers/OSDs/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per mailing list).

Sub: Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance.
Ref:- Board's letter of even number dated 30.08.2017 (RBE No.106/2017)

In context of Board's letter cited above, references have been received in Board's office from some Zonal Railways, seeking clarifications regarding entitlement of Breakdown allowance to Technician Gr.11l drawing pay in higher level i.e. Pay level 3 under MACPS rather than the pay level available for the post. The issue has also been raised by AIRF in PNM Forum as item No.15/2018 and NFIR in their letter dated 11.04.2018.

2. The matter has been examined in Board's office and it has been observed that the MACP Scheme provides for grant of financial upgradation to the employees on personal basis and there occurs no change in the designation, classification or status. The concerned employees continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post held by them. In view of this, it is clarified that the Breakdown Allowance has to be paid at the rate(s) as prescribed against the respective post mentioned in para-1 of Board's letter cit. 30.08.2017. Accordingly, Technician Gr.III though drawing pay in higher pay level under MACPS, are entitled for Breakdown Allowance at the rates prescribed for the post held by them.

3. The other terms and conditions relating to Breakdown Allowance will remain the same.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.
(N.P.Singh) 
Joint Director/Estt.(P&A),
Railway Board

2% hike in DA for Tamilnadu Government Employees from July 2018


2% hike in DA for Tamilnadu Government Employees from July 2018

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu today announced regarding Dearness Allowance for State Government Employees. The Govt decided to increase the Dearness Allowance from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 1st July 2018.

The arrears for the month of July and August will be paid with Septembers' salary. Formal orders will be published soon and the same will be uploaded here for your information.

2% hike in DA for Tamilnadu Government Employees from July 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives


Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives
CGDA-Government-servant

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010
No. AN/XIII/13006Nol-XXII
Dated 12.09.2018
To
The PCsDA/CsDA
The PIFAs/IFAs
(Through website)

Subject: Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives in respect of service matters.
Reference: This HQrs letter bearing No. even dated 30.05.2017.

Please refer to the communication cited under reference containing guidelines regarding representation from Government servants on service matters. As per existing instructions, wherever, in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior, or Head of his office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is competent to deal with the matter in the organization.

2. However, it has been observed that instances of bringing outside as well as political influence by the official and their close relatives in matters like transfer etc. are on the rise. Such trend has been viewed seriously and the officials concerned may be liable for disciplinary action for such transgression and violation of provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

3. In this context, attention is also invited to DOP&T OM bearing F.No.11013/08/2013-Est(A-111) dated 31.08.2015.

4. The contents of this communication may be disseminated to all officers/ staff serving in your organization.
(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy. CGDA(Admin)
Source:cgda.nic.in

Condiment Expenditure - Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations


Condiment Expenditure - Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010
Ph No.011 - 25665577 FAX No. 011- 25674806.
(AUDIT-IX)
E-Mail: cgdanewdelhi@nic.in
AT/IX/9504/Condiment Exp
Dated: 14.09.2018
To,
All PCsDA/CsDA

Sub: Condiment Expenditure - Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations

Please find enclosed a copy of Govt. of India , MoD letter No.21704/Q/ST-6(Condiments)/3240/D(QS)/2018 dated 28.06.2018 received under Standing Army Pay Commission Section, Addl Dte Gen Personnel Services, IHQ, MoD(Army) letter no CI70361 Allowance/SAPCS/2018 dated 11.07.2018 for compliance and necessary action.

This issues with the approval of Sr.Jt.CGDA(IFA).
Sr.Accounts Officer
Copy to:-
EDP Cell(Local):- For uploading on CGDA Website.

No. 21704/Q/ST-6(Condiments)/3240/D(QS)/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi dated the 28th June, 2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi

Subject: CONDIMENT EXPENDITURE - IMPLEMENTATION OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

CORRIGENDUM

In partial modification to GoI, MoD Order No. 21704/Q/ST-6 (Condirnents)/538/D(QS)/2018, dated 01.02.2018, the following may be read:

Para1 FOR
" I am directed to refer to MoD Order No. 21704/Q/ST-56/5100/D(QS) dated 12th October, 2015 and to convey the sanction of the President of India for continuation of Rs. 103.30 per man per month for Condiment Allowance till 30.06.2017. Consequent to the decision taken by Government on recommendations of the 7th CPC's after abolition of Condiment Allowance, Condiment Expenditure entitled to Defence Service personnel would be Rs. 89.78 per man per month with effect from 01.07.2017"

READ
" I am directed to refer to MoD Order No. 21704/Q/ST-56/5100/D(QS) dated 12th October; 2015 and to convey the sanction of the President of India POI- continuation of Rs. 103.30 per man per month for Condiment Allowance till 30.06.2017. Consequent to the decision taken by Government on recommendations of the 7th CPC's after abolition of Condiment Allowance, Condiment Expenditure entitled to Defence Service personnel is hereby enhanced to Rs.119.26 per month/man with effect from 01.07.2017 "

Para 4 FOR
" The above changes will also be applicable to Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. "

READ
"Stands deleted"

2. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide ID No. 14(1)/2000/QB/97 dated 13.06.2018.
Yours faithfully,
(KAMAL KANT)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: cgda.nic.in

All India Pension Adalat - 600 retiring Central Government employees to participate in Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop


All India Pension Adalat - 600 retiring Central Government employees to participate in Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
MoS Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate the All India Pension Adalat and give away Anubhav Awards on Tuesday

600 retiring Central Government employees to participate in Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop
17 SEP 2018
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the All India Pension Adalat here tomorrow.

The Pension Adalat, being organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), will be one of the largest exercises for Pensioners’ Welfare ever undertaken by the Government as part of Good Governance dedicated to Central Government Pensioners. It is a unique effort wherein on a single day all the Central Government Ministries would be conducting their respective Pension Adalats in which on-the-spot resolution would be provided across the table to the grievance holder.

All the stakeholders of the pensioner’s case viz. the Department, Pay and Account Officer, the concerned Bank, along with the pensioner or his representative, will settle the grievance within the framework of extant rules. This is a great reformative measure to get the grievances resolved in the quickest possible way by avoiding unnecessary recourse by the pensioners to Courts.

It is expected that this measure will resolve issues of thousands of pensioners in one day, in a single sitting across the country. In addition to the Central Ministries, the Offices of Accountant General would be separately addressing the Pensioner grievances of All-India Service officers, in all the states across the country.

Besides the Pension Adalat, a Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) is also scheduled for the Central Government employees who are about to retire in the next six months. 600 retiring Central Government employees will participate in this PRC out of which a significant number will also be from the Central Armed Police Forces. The objective of the PRC Workshop is to create awareness about post-retirement entitlements as well as to educate them on advance planning for retirement including medical facilities and participation in voluntary activities after retirement.

On the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh will also give away the Anubhav Awards-2018 to recognise the contribution of the Central Government employees to the Anubhav Portal which is designed to create an institutional memory for successive generations of Central Government employees. It may be recalled that the Anubhav scheme had been instituted at the call of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the year 2015. This is meant to encourage retiring and retired employees to submit an account of their experiences while working in the government and thereby create an institutional memory to help in future governance as well as to motivate and inspire different generations of government officials in their respective assignments. The scheme has resulted in registering more than 5,000 Anubhavs from Government employees till date from 91 Departments.

PIB

Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways w.e.f. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016


Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways w.e.f. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.II/23/Part III
Dated: 11/09/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in 
Railways w.e.f. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. F(X)I-2002/11/2 dated 26/2/2017.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. II/23/Part III dated 12/03/2018.
(iii) Railway Board's reply vide No. F(X)I-2002/11/2 dated 09/05/2018 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(iv) NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No.18 sent to Railway Board on 26/06/2018.

Federation desires to invite kind attention of Railway Board to the letter dated 26/12/2017 wherein instructions have been issued for revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways with retrospective effect i.e. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016. Federation expresses its anguish over non-appreciation of ground reality highlighted by the Federation vide its letter dated 12/03/2018 for taking remedial action and instead, sent reply vide letter dated 09/05/2018 that the revision in the flat rate of license fee is based on the pattern of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Due to this negative approach, the Federation was compelled to raise the issue vide PNM Agenda Item No. 18 (sent to Railway Board on 26/06/2018), but unfortunately, instructions have not been modified yet.

Besides above, the Federation desires to convey to the Railway Board that the reports are received from the NFIR affiliated Unions that though outstanding dues towards office rent, electricity, telephone and water charges have already been cleared by the affiliates, the Divisional Administrations have raised bills for payment arrears towards rentals of office accommodation from 01/07/2010 to 30/06/2013, 01/07/2013 to 30/06/2016 and 01/07/2016 to 31/03/2018. While the Board's instructions dated 26/12/2017 are unjustified, the action of Railway Administration, demanding payment of arrears on account of Office rent of the accommodations in possession of the affiliated Unions is totally wrong.

As the subject has already been taken up by the Federation in the PNM fora at Board's level, it is urged that the instructions dated26/12/2017 be kept in abeyance or withdrawn.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

20 lakh people have joined the modified Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY)

As many as 20 lakh people have joined the modified Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), taking the total number of account holders in the flagship financial inclusion programme to 32.61 crore as on September 5, according to finance ministry data.

The government earlier this month relaunched PMJDY as an open-ended scheme with higher insurance cover and double the overdraft (OD) facility.

The Union Cabinet decided to continue the scheme beyond the four-year period ended August 14 with an aim to take the formal banking system from "every household to every adult".

During the August 15-September 5 period, the total deposits in 32.61 PMJDY accounts witnessed an increase of Rs 1,266.43 crore.

The balance in PMJDY accounts was Rs 82,490.98 crore as on September 5.

Under the revamped scheme, accidental insurance cover for new RuPay card holders has been raised from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh for new PMJDY accounts opened after August 28.

Also, the existing OD limit of Rs 5,000 has been increased to Rs 10,000. Further, no conditions will be attached for OD up to Rs 2,000.

The data also showed that nearly 7.18 lakh people, who opened PMJDY account after August 28, may get the benefit of increased accidental insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh.

Launched in August 2014, the first phase of PMJDY focussed on opening basic bank accounts and RuPay debit card with in-built accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.

Besides, it provided Basic Banking Accounts with OD facility of Rs 5,000 after six months.
Phase II beginning August 15, 2018 was planned to provide micro-insurance to the people and pension schemes to unorganised sector workers through Business Correspondents.

About 53 per cent of PMJDY account holders are women, while 83 per cent of the total accounts are seeded with Aadhaar.

PTI

Handing Over of ECHS Smart Card to ECHS Beneficiaries


Handing Over of ECHS Smart Card to ECHS Beneficiaries

Tele : 25684645
Telefax : 011-25684946
Email : jditechsl@echs gov.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MoD (Army), Maude Lines,
Delhi Cantt - 110 010
13 Sep 2018
B/49711-IT/AG/ECHS

IHQ of MoD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ West Comd(A/ECHS)
HQ Central Comd(A/ECHS)
Northern Comd(A/ECHS)
South West Comd(A/ECHS)

All Regional Centres

HANDING OVER OF ECHS SMART CARD TO ECHS BENEFICIARIES

1. 64 KB Smart Card is being filled 'online' followed by 'online' verification before the data goes to the Card making company to print & despatch the Cards. Contracting company despatches the Smart Cards to Regional Centres in Station Headquarter packets. Regional Centres despatch these Stn HQ packets to Stn HQs.

2. Once the Cards are received at Station Headquarters, these have to be accounted for. SMS is sent to the beneficiary alongwith OTP to come & collect Card at the Stn HQ. Once OTP is fed into the system, activated card is handed over to the beneficiary for use.

3. . Station Headquarters are currently responsible not only for issue of new Smart Cards but also to collect old cards/temp slips besides physical verification of all beneficiaries as this is the only stage when physical presence is being used for authentication.

4. A number of Ex-Servicemen have represented that they are finding it inconvenient to take all the beneficiaries to the dependent Station Headquarters for collection of ECHS Cards besides Station Headquarters being far off from their place of residence.

5. The competent authority has approved the following for collecting new 64 Kb Cards from respective Station Headquarters :-
(a) The primary beneficiary can collect his own card and the cards of his dependents from Station Headquarters.

(b) The primary beneficiary will be responsible to handover all the old
Cards/Temp Slip as applicable to Station Headquarters while collecting the Cards of self and dependents.

(c) The primary beneficiary will be responsible to produce required
documents to ‘establish that the dependents are entitled for the ECHS Card.

(d) The Station HQ can also distribute the Cards at Polyclinic on specified days /dates and any nominated location on a pre announced date, as per the procedure laid down for online endorsement & accounting of Cards & documents.
6. Option of video call based verification using mobile, if needed, could also be utilized.

7. Station Headquarters will continue to remain responsible for accounting.

8. Regional Centres to fwd a copy of this letter to all Station Headquarters covering their Polyclinics.
s/d
(Rakesh Kakar)
Col (Retd)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

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