Sunday, 19 August 2018

7th CPC decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated Instructions
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3
New Delhi, dated 13.08.2018
The General Managers(P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated Instructions

Please refer to Board's letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No.147/2017) followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Now, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), vide their OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/17.07.2018 (Copy enclosed) has issued consolidated instructions in supersession of all the earlier instructions on the subject of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government Servants. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees with effect from 1.7.2017.

These instructions on CEA and Hostel Subsidy are in supersession of all previous orders issued by the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

Please acknowledge receipt.
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(Ashutosh Garg)
Dy.Director Estt.(W)II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Small Committee Meeting held at Mumbai at IBA Office on 18/08/2018

Bank Wage Revision: Small Committee Meeting held on 18.8.2018

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION

18th AUGUST SMALL COMMITTEE MEETING
ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS' CONFEDERATION (AIBOC)
ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS'ASSOCIATION (AIBOA)
INDIAN NATIONAL BANK OFFICERS' CONGRESS (INBOC)
NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF BANK OFFICERS (NOBO)
Camp: Mumbai
18th August, 2018
To
All Affiliates of AIBOC/AIBOA/INBOC/NOBO

Dear Comrades,
Small Committee Meeting held at Mumbai at IBA Office on 18/08/2018

A small committee meeting of Officers' Associations with IBA was held today at IBA Office, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai at 10-30 AM. The IBA team was led by Shri Prashant Kumar(DMD, SBI), Shri B. Ashok(GM, CBI), Shri Ujjwal Kumar(GM, UCO Bank), Shri LVR Prasad(GM, Canara Bank), Shri Raj Kiran Bhoir(GM, Bank of Maharashtra), Shri B Rajkumar(Dy C.E.O IBA)), Shri S.K. Kakkar(Sr. Vice President, HR & lR, IBA), Shri K.S. Chauhan, Advisor (HR & lR) and other officials of HR Dept. lBA. The four Officer organizations were represented by Com. Dilip Saha, Com Soumya Datta(AIBOC), Com S Nagarajan(AIBOA), Com K.K. Nair(INBOC) and Com. V Tikekar(NOBO) in the discussion.

On our charter of Demands containing both "Monetary and Non- Monetary" issues, elaborate discussions were held. On matters of issues having linkage of financial bearings, no finality could be arrived at in this meeting. However, on certain issues, they have agreed to place the issues before HR Committee of IBA for appropriate finalization. The IBA has responded positively to our request for convening an exclusive meeting on "Discipline and Appeal Regulations". On certain issues, notes are to be submitted by us within a time bound manner preferably in a week's time. We shall provide updates on further development.
Yours comradely,
(DILIOP SAHA)President AIBOC
(SOUMYA DATTA)General Secretary
AIBOC
(S NAGARAJAN)General Secretary
AIBOA
(K K NAIR)General Secretary
INBOC
(V.Tikekar)General Secretary
NOBO
Source: http://www.aiboa.org/

7th Pay Commission: No hike in minimum pay, No change in fitment factor and No change in retirement age


7th Pay Commission: No hike in minimum pay, No change in fitment factor and No change in retirement age [Modi's I Day speech]

7thCPC-No-hike-pay-fitmentfactor-retirement age

What next for Central government employees?

There was a bitter disappointment in store for fifty lakh Central government employees and an equal number of retirees, who have been waiting for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. There was lot of speculation that PM Narendra Modi may give some good news in his last Independence Day budget in this term as PM. Many believed that looking at good monsoon and positive economic factors, a positive announcement may come months before the general elections.

While PM Modi spoke about how Indian economy will be a powerhouse in next three decades, he didn't have any news to offer for the government employees.

Minister of State for Finance P. Radhakrishnan earlier in Lok Sabha had said that the Prime Minister's Narendra Modi government is not planning to give any hike in minimum basic salary beyond the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. However, the Haryana government approved pay scale recommendations of teaching and non-teachings staff at government universities, government universities and govt-aided colleges with effect from Jan 1,2016.

The Maha government also has announced a salary hike under 7th Pay Commission from January 2019 for 17 lakh state employees. . So obviously the Central government employees are also hoping for some positive news. It may be noted that the government at any time can announce such a decision, and it doesn't need to be on a special day. It may come closer in the heels to the election.
It is to be noted though that in the hopes of minimum pay hike beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC might get a blow from the Central Bank itself. Earlier this month, RBI decided to increase the policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5%. The reverse repo rate has been hiked to 6.25%, the RBI announced after its three-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.

"RBI's Monetary Policy Committee has decided to increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.5% Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25% and marginal standing facility rate and Bank Rate to 6.75%," the apex bank said in a statement.

RBI in its report mentioned that inflation rates have increased on account of implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The revised HRA structure came into place in July 2017 under the 7th Pay Commission.

Currently, the Central government employees are getting basic pay according to the fitment formula of 2.57 of the basic pay and if this big step is taken, it will come as a massive news for the Central government employees. Fitment factor is a figure used by 7th CPC with which the basic pay in 6th CPC regime (i.e Pay in Pay band + Grade pay) is multiplied in order to fix basic pay in revised pay structure (i.e 7th CPC). Fitment factor formulated by 7th CPC is 2.57.

There were talks about Modi raising the retirement age of central government employees. That also didn't come through

Source:DNA India

Important staff issues upon which discussions held by NFIR


Important staff issues upon which discussions held by NFIR

NFIR

No. II/70/Part III
The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Important staff issues upon which discussions held by NFIR-reg.

During discussions in your chamber on 31st July,2018, the following subjects were brought to your kind notice for consideration and favourable descision:-

Appendix-II A qualified staff of Accounts Department - diversion of DR quota vacancies of JAA for promotion of qualified staff as one time dispensation (NFIR's letter No. II/70/Part III dated 25/06/2018).
  • Grant of Incentive to the Accounts Stock Verifiers who have been posted from the cadre of Junior Accounts Assistant on passing Appendix - IV-A (IREM) Examination - NFIR's PNM Item No.22/2012.
  • Implementation of cadre restructuring in IT cadre with effect from 01/11/2013 on the sanctioned strength (as has been done in all other categories (NFIR's letter No. I/8/CRC/ 12 /IT dated 01/05/2017).
  • Stagnation faced by directly recruited JAAs of 1999 year batch in principal Financial Adviser's Office/SC - South Central Railway - NFIR's letter No. II/70/Part III dated 11/09/2017.
  • Implementation of cadre restructuring in Gazetted set up of IT cadre on Indian Railways - (NFIR's latest letter No. I/80/CRC/ITI dated 01/06/2018).
Federation requests to kindly see that approval is accorded soon. A line in reply is solicited.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source:NFIR

DoPT: Circular to all Secretaries of GOI regarding In-service Training for the Year 2018-19


DoPT: Circular to all Secretaries of GOI regarding In-service Training for the Year 2018-19

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
D.O. No. 12017/01/2018-TNP(S)
Dated: August 16, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam,
As you are aware Department of Personnel & Training arranges one week In-Service Training Programme for All India Service (IAS, IPS & IFoS). offices working under Central Staffing Scheme and officers or Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/ Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) (DS/Sr. PPS and above level) every year.

2. The calendar for the In-Service Training Programme 2018-19 (First list) has been finalized and uploaded on the website of this Department at www.persmin.nic. in. I am also enclosing a copy of the training calendar for 2018-19 (First list). I request you that the calendar may kindly be circulated among the eligible officers requesting them to submit their options before commencement of the course. All eligible IAS Officers are required to give their willingness through the Intra IAS portal and all other officers through the proforma linked at www.persmin.nic.in. IAS officers are requested to send mail mentioning their names. Allotment Year and Cadre to persinfotech@nic. in/ tdp-trg@nic.in for Username/Password related queries.

3. All AIS (IAS, IPS and IFoS) officers with minimum 4 years of service and up to the rank of Secretary to the Government of India/Chief Secretary and equivalent. Group 'A' officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme in the Government of India and officers of CSS/CSSS (DS/Sr. PPS and above) are eligible to attend the aforesaid training programme.

4. It is also requested that the officers may be encouraged to opt for those training programmes which are relevant to their current job as well as the kind of assignments they are likely to hold in future.

5. I solicit your kind cooperation for the successful conduct of the training programmes by enabling wide publicity or the programmes amongst the officers and facilitating the attendance of a large number of officers in these programmes.
Yours sincerely,
(K Srinivas)
To
Secretaries to all Ministries/Departments of Govt of India (As per DoPT's standard list)

List of Institutes for In-Service Training Calendar for the year 2018-19 (First List):-
List of Institutes for In-Service Training Calendar for the year 2018-19

The second lot of In -Service Training Programme is expec ted to be announced with in Four (4) weeks.
General Guidelines for In- Service Training Programmes for AIS Officers (IAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme. Cenlral Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secrewriat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Officers.

This is one-week In-Service Training Programmes for the year 2018-19 for AIS officers ( IAS, IPS & IFoS) officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme and Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Officers.

2. Eligibility:
(a) AIS officers ( IAS, IPS & IFoS)
(b) Officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme in the Government of India.
with minimum of 4 years of Service up-to the rank of Secretary to the Govt. of India and Chief Secretary in the State Govt. and equivalent.
(c) Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and CentraI Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Officers of the level DS/ Sr. PPS and above.

3. All the training programmes are residential in nature. Accommodation facility will be provided to the participants by the trraining institutes who are organizing the training programme.

4. The IAS officers are required to apply on-line through the Intra IAS portal. All other Officers are required to apply through the prescribed proforma available with these guidelines after obtaining approval of the competent authority of the Department/ Ministry/ State
Government/ Cadre controlling authority concerned.

5. The Officers who are due for retirement may not be sponsored for the training programme scheduled in the month in which they are due to retire.

6. The Officers posted abroad are exempted from participation in the programme and their applications will not be considered.

7. The Officers are not allowed to apply or change options within 10 days of the commencement of an opted programme.

8. The Officers can attend only one In-Service Training Programme during 2018- 19.

Download: Application for In- Service Training, Programme for officers other than IAS for the year- 2018-19

Source:DoPT

Friday, 17 August 2018

NFIR: General Departmental Competitive Examination - Consolidated instructions


General Departmental Competitive Examination - Consolidated instructions
RBE No./12,/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I/2018/PM 1/23
New Delhi, dated August 2, 2018
The General Managers All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(as per standard list)

Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination - Consolidated instructions - reg.

The scheme of GDCE for filling up 25% of the Direct Recruitment quota vacancies in certain Group 'C' categories which have Direct Recruitment quota of 25% or more (except the categories of Law Assistants, Catering Supervisors and the Accounts Department) was introduced vide Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/92/PM 2/16 dated 20.08.1993 (RBE No.129/93), initially for a period” of one year. The currency of the scheme has since been extended from tirr- time and was last extended up to 31.03.2020. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/ 201 1/2 dated 10.04.2018] (RBE No.57/2018). A number of instructions on tp,81' u have been issued from time to time, which have been consolidated ,i)and summarized as under:
  1. General Instructions:
Powers have been delegated to GMs to increase percentage of GDCE from 25% to 50% of Direct Recruitment quota vac individual cases as per needs. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)17 2001/PM 212 dated 21.01.2002] (RBE No.09/2002).

2.5 All regular employees possessing prescribed educational qualification for Direct Recruitment working in gad owe than the grades/pay scale for which GDCE is being conducted Arele to appear in GDCE selection for all categories. [Boards letter N0(NG /2008/PM 1/6 Pt. dated 24.07.2017] (RBE No.72/2017) and [Boards letterNo. E(NG)I/ 1992/PM 2/16 dt 20.08.1993] (RBE No 12993).

2.6 All regular employees possessing prescribed educational qualification for Direct Recruitment working in same grade/pay scale for which GDCE is being conducted are eigible to appear in selection for GDCE from Non-Safety to Safety category posts as well as Safety to Safety category posts. [Boards' letter No E(NG)1/2008 /PM 1/6 Pt dated 24072017] (RBE No.72/2 and [Boards' letter No E(NG)1/ 1992/PM 2/16 dt 20.08.1993] (RBE NQ 1 9/95).

2.7 Reservation Quotas prescribed for SC/ST will be applicable for GDCE.
[Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/ 1992/PM 2/ 16 dt 20.08,1993] (RBE No.129/93).
2.8 Maximum age limit for General, candidates is 40 years and for SC/ST it is 45 years. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/ 1992/PM 2/16 dt 20.08.1993] (RBE No.129/93).

2.5 Regular Group 'C' and Group 'D' staff of the Production Units who fulfill the stipulated eligibility conditions are also permitted to appear in GDCE whenever conducted by the Zonal Railways for filling up the vacancies in different Group 'C' categories. The Zonal Railways should therefore, ensure that copies of notifications of selection under GDCE whenever issued by them are invariably endorsed to all the Production Units, so as to enable the employees of the Production Units also to apply for such selections, through proper channel, along with eligible employees of the Zonal Railway concerned. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/2001/PM 2/12 dated 21.01.2002] (RBE No.09/2002).
  1. Examination Process:
Examination for all posts is to be conducted in single stage only in view of small number of Railway employees appearing against the same. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/2008/PM 1/6 dated 10.06.2015] (RBE No.60/2015). GDCE will comprise of a written test followed by viva-voce* and the panels will be formed strictly in the order of merit.
(* Viva-voce stands deleted vide Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/2000/PM 1/41 dated 07.08.2003).

3.1 The standard of examination shall be like that of Direct Recruitment to avoid any dilution of the cadre. If suitable candidates do not become available in adequate number as a result of GDCE, the shortfall will be made good by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board.

3.2 The GDC Examination is to be conducted by the RRCs.

3.3 The date for GDCE is to be fixed by Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) of the Railway in consultation with CPOs and Chairman of respective RRBs.

3.4 Question Papers for GDCE is to be provided by respective RRBs, but evaluation shall be done by RRCs on the basis of answer keys provided by the former. However, instead of 3 sets of Question Papers, only one set of the same will be provided by RRBs to RRCs for GDCE. All other recruitment related activities will be performed by Chairman of respective RRCs. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)I/2008/PM 1/6 dated 20.10.2014] (RBE No.113/2014).

3.5 Zone of consideration for GDCE will encompass staff belonging to all the Departments! Branches in a Division/ Workshop/ Headquarter-Office/ Extra Divisional Office/ Production Unit as the case may be subject to their applying through proper channel in response to the notification for GDCE. [Boards' letter No. E(NG)I!1992/PM 2/16 dated 20.08.1993] (RBE No.129/1993).
  1. Wherever, the vacancies remain unfilled in Promotion Quota, the same may be carried forward to LDCE/GDCE, if any, and unfilled vacancies of LDCE/GDCE may be carried forward to direct recruitment quota for the next year/next selection. In case there is no LDCE/GDCE for that post, the unfilled vacancies may be diverted to direct recruitment quota of the upcoming year. [Boards' letter No. E(NOI/ 2010 / PM 1/ 16 dated 10.09.2014] (RBE No.97/2014).
  2. The channel of GDCE and LDCE can be availed by the young, talented and qualified staff working in lower grades for fast track progression to higher grades.
  3. It has been noticed that a large number of vacancies in the Railways remain unfilled and the Railways are not making timely use of the scheme of GDCE and LDCE for filling up vacancies, which is adversely affecting the motivation of the employees.
  4. It is reiterated that Railways should ensure making use of these schemes liberally to fill up the vacancies timely by chalking out suitable action plan for the same.
Hindi version will follow.
( P.M. Meena )
Dy. Director -11/Estt.(NG)I
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

NFIR: Request for issue of clarification in respect of Rule (vii) of Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition - 1993)


Request for issue of clarification in respect of Rule (vii) of Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition - 1993)

NFIR

Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2018/PS5-2111
General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi - 110055.
Dated 07.08.2018

Sub:- Request for issue of clarification in respect of Rule vii) of Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition- 1993).

Ref :- (i) NFIR's letter No.1/15/Part-111 dated 30.07.2018.
(ii) Board’s letter of even number dated 26.03.2018.
(iii) Board’s letter of even number dated 27.03.2018.

Dear Sir,

With reference to your above cited letter on the subject issue, it is stated that in response to your earlier references dated 13.10.2017 & 16.05.2017, instructions already stand issued vide Board's letter under Ref.(ii), interalia, stating that Rules 3(vii)(a), 3(vii)(b), 3(vii)(c) are independent provisions which is explicit by the use of the word "or" between them. A copy of the same also stands provided to you vide Board’s letter under Ref.(iii) (copy enclosed).
Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board
Source: NFIR

NFIR: Representation of NFIR regarding upgradation of pay structure of JEs/SSEs


Representation of NFIR regarding upgradation of pay structure of JEs/SSEs

NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. PC-VII/20151R-U19 (Part.)
New Delhi, dated: 06/08/2018
To
The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road,  New Delhi - 55.

Sub: Representation of NFIR regarding upgradation of pay structure of JEs/SSEs.

Ref: NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)2017/R.B - Part. II dated 23.07.2018.

Please refer to NFIR's representation dated 23.07.2018 addressed to Hon'ble MR requesting intervention of Hon'ble for obtaining approval of Ministry of Finance (MoF) for upgradation GP-4600 to GP-4800.

2. With respect to above, it is stated that Railway Board have been making persistent efforts with various levels for obtaining approval of proposal sent MoF vide Board's OM dated 08.02.2017 proposing revision of pay structure of Sr.Supervisors in Group 'C' of all departments (other than Account Department) to upgrade 75% of such Supervisor posts from Level-7 (erstwhile GP-4600) to Level-8 (erstwhile GP - 4800) and to bring parity in the pay scales of Group 13 Officers Accounts/Non-Accounts department.

3. It has already been intimated to NFIR through ATS on PNM-NFIR Item Nos. 3 & 10/2018 that a D.O. letter dated 20.04.2017 was sent from Hon'ble MR to Hon'ble FM for expediting approval on above proposal. Thereafter, a reminder dated 15.05.2018 from EDPC-­II to JS(Pers)/MoF was also sent in this connection. Recently, a D.O. letter dated 13.07.2018 (Annex-I) from Board (CRB) to Finance Secretary has also been sent requesting them to expedite approval on Board's proposal dated 08.02.2017.
For Secretary,
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Thursday, 16 August 2018

DoPT: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 - Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India

Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 - Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India.

DoPT

F.No.12/2/2007-JCA2
Government of India

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances
and Pensions
Department of Personnel
and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 - Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India.

 It has been decided that there will be half-day holiday in the afternoon of 17th August, 2018 in all Central Government Offices and CPSUs throughout the country to enable the people to attend the State Funeral which will take place at 'Smriti Sthal', New Delhi/ Pay homage to former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 2. All Ministries/Departments may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.
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(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

7 day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and all Central Govt Offices across the country will observe half day holiday in the afternoon

7 day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and all Central Govt Offices across the country will observe half day holiday in the afternoon

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
16-August-2018 20:15 IST
Seven day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Government of India announce with profound sorrow the death of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India on 16th August, 2018, at AIIMS Hospital, New Delhi.

As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, it has been decided that seven days of State Mourning will be observed throughout India from 16.08.2018 to 22.08.2018, both days inclusive. During this period the National Flag will be flown at half mast throughout India where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period of State Mourning. It has also been decided that the State Funeral will be accorded to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal, New Delhi.

All Central Government offices and CPSUs across the country, and Delhi Government offices in NCT of Delhi will observe half day holiday in the afternoon of day of funeral.

National Flag shall also fly half mast till 22.08.2018 in all Indian Missions/High Commissions of India abroad.

PIB

Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment in BSNL


Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment in BSNL

BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Corporate Office
[Estt.-IV Section]
No. 273-18/2013/CGA/Estt-IV
Dated/13-08-2018
To
All Heads of Telecom Circles
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Subject: Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment -reg

The undersigned is directed to say that several instances have been reported in this office from different Telecom Circles wherein it has been requested for reply of the following queries:

1. If at the time of death of BSNL employee, son/daughter of deceased employee is minor & he/she applies for CGA after attaining the age of 18 year then the period of belated request to be counted from date of death or date of attaining the age of 18 years for awarding the negative points in weightage point system.

2. If the family of deceased employee does not have own house & living in relative’s house & not paying any rent for this house then the 10 points of accommodation can be awarded or not in weightage point system.

In this connection, the point wise reply of the above said queries has been given below as:

1. If at the time of death of BSNL employee spouse is alive and she is waiting for his/her son/daughter to become 18 years of age then belated points may be deducted. However, if spouse of ex-official had already expired or expires within 5 years from his/her death then belated points may not be deducted for son/daughter when he/she applies for his/her own CGA after attaining the age of 18 years.

2. Weightage points for Accommodation can only be given if the applicant submits rent receipt.
(Parimal Kumar)
AGM (Estt.-IV)
QE: 23734152 I: 23734051
Source: BSNL

KV Recruitment Notification 2018: 8289 Teaching Jobs - Details Post, Age & Pay Level


KV Recruitment Notification 2018: 8289 Teaching Jobs - Details Post, Age & Pay Level

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)

Recruitment of Principals, Vice-Principals, PGTs, TGTs, Librarian and PRTs in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Advertisement No: 14
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India invites applications from Indian Citizens for filling up the vacancies of Principal, Vice Principal, PGTs, TGTs, Librarian and PRTs in Kendriya Vidyalays.

Online Registration: 24.8.2018
Last Date: 13.9.2018


Details of Posts, Vacancies, Upper Age Limit and Pay Level for PRIMARY TEACHER (Group B)
PRIMARY TEACHER (Group B)
Matrix Pay Level: 6 (35400 - 112400)
Age Limit: Min 30 (As on 30.09.2018)
Total Vacancies: 5300

Details of Posts, Vacancies, Upper Age Limit and Pay Level for TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHER (TGTs) (Group B) 
TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHER (TGTs) (Group B)
Matrix Pay Level: 7 (44900 - 142400)
Age Limit: Min 35 (As on 30.09.2018)
Total Vacancies: 1900

Details of Posts, Vacancies, Upper Age Limit and Pay Level for POST GRADUATE TEACHER (PGTs) (Group B)
POST GRADUATE TEACHER (PGTs) (Group B)
Matrix Pay Level: 8 (47600 - 151100)
Age Limit: Min 40 (As on 30.09.2018)
Total Vacancies: 592

Details of Posts, Vacancies, Upper Age Limit and Pay Level for VICE-PRINCIPAL (Group A)
VICE-PRINCIPAL (Group A)
Matrix Pay Level: 10 (56100 - 177500)
Age Limit: Min 35 and Max 45 Years (As on 30.09.2018)
Total Vacancies: 220

Details of Posts, Vacancies, Upper Age Limit and Pay Level for PRIMARY TEACHER (MUSIC) (Group B)
PRIMARY TEACHER (MUSIC) (Group B)
Matrix Pay Level: 6 (35400 - 112400)
Age Limit: Min 30 (As on 30.09.2018)
Total Vacancies: 201

Details of Posts, Vacancies, Upper Age Limit and Pay Level for PRINCIPAL (Group A)
PRINCIPAL (Group A)
Matrix Pay Level: 12 (78800 - 209200)
Age Limit: Min 35 and Max 50 Years (As on 30.09.2018)
Total Vacancies: 76

*As per OM dated 15.01.2018 of DoPT the following categories to be given 1% reservation.

Grant of additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) to the civilian employees of the Central Government - Finmin Order


Grant of Additional House Rent Allowance to CG Employees - Finmin Order 14.8.2018
Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employees of the Central Government serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

No.28/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 14th August,2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employees of the Central Government serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA)/additional HRA w.e.f. 01.07.2017 vide this Department’s O.M. No.2/5/2017-E.ll(B) dated 07/07/2017 and O.M. of even number dated 19.07.2017 respectively, it has been decided to grant additional HRA at old duty station w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to all those Central Government civilian employees who have been transferred to North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, prior to 01.07.2017 or after 01.07.2017 and continue to remain posted there after 01.07.2017, as under:-
(i) ln case of civilian employees of Central Government transferred to and posted from a date prior to 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on 01.07.2017 with the percentage rates of HRA effective on 01.07.2017 as per 0.M. No. 2/5/2017.E.ll(B) dated 07/07/2017.

(ii) In case of civilian employees of Central Government transferred to and posted from a date on or after 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on the date of transfer with the percentage rates of HRA effective on the date of transfer.

2. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure)
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://www.doe.gov.in

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018

DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018
DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018
 Bakrid Holiday

F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry's O.M.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2 dated the 14th June, 2017, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2018. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on 23rd August, 2018. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday to 23rd August, 2018 in place of 22nd August, 2018 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.
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(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary Government of India
Source: http://dopt.gov.in/

New Railway Time Table Effective from 15.8.2018

New Railway Time Table Effective from 15.8.2018

Ministry of Railways will be releasing its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” effective from 15th August, 2018

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways will be Releasing New All India Railway Time Table (Train at A Glance) With Effect From 15th August 2018

In addition to The "Trains at a Glance", All Zonal Railways will also be Releasing their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables

The Ministry of Railways will be releasing its new All India Railway Time Table known as "TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)" effective from 15th August, 2018. In addition to the "Trains at a Glance", all the 17 Zonal Railways will also be releasing their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables (5 Zonal time tables in all, each Zonal Time Table comprising 3-4 Zonal Railways) which will also come into effect from 15th August, 2018. The new Trains at a Glance will also be available w.e.f. 15th August, 2018 on Indian Railways' official website i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in.
Important highlights of the new time table are as follows:

Overview
Indian Railways runs about 3500 reserved trains which include Gatiman Express, Rajdhani Express, Humsaafar Express, Tejas Express, Duronto Express, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath Express, Shatabdi Express, Sampark Kranti Express, YUVA Express, Janshatabdi Express and other types of Express trains. This is in addition to about 4600 Passenger and 5000 EMU trains. The volume of passengers carried daily is about 2.22 million.
In addition, more than 36000 Special train trips were run during 2017-18 to clear extra rush and meet passenger demand. About 500 coaches were permanently augmented in about 300 trains to increase the carrying capacity.

III. Proliferation of new train services:
In the year 2017-18, 90 number of new services was introduced, 43 number of services were extended and increase in frequency of 9 number of services was done. In the current year upto 15.08.2018, 35 number of services have already been introduced, 28 number of services have been extended and increase in frequency of 5 number of services have been effected.
Till date, 23 Humsafar Express trains, 10 Antyodaya Express trains, 1 Tejas Express, 1 Uday Express which have already been introduced have been incorporated in the new Time Table. In addition, 1 Antyodaya Express train, 2 Tejas Express, 2 Uday Express trains still to be introduced have also been included.

After a review of lie over periods of rakes at destinations it was noticed that rake utilization can be further improved. The review revealed that rakes of trains that were having lie overs at the terminals can be utilized for providing new services, extending existing services and increase the frequency of some trains. Accordingly 24 new trains, 66 extension of trains and 4 increase in frequency of trains which have already been started using the lie over rakes have been incorporated in the new Time Table w.e.f. 15.08.2018.

IV. Replacement of conventional Passenger trains with MEMU/DEMU: The short distance passenger trains especially having reversal enroute are being replaced by Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) & Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs). In the year 2017-18, 57 number of conventional passenger services have been replaced by MEMUs/DEMUs thereby increasing the overall mobility of the system. In the current year, 50 conventional services have already been replaced by MEMU/DEMU upto 15.08.2018 and 50 more conventional services are planned to be replaced by 31.03.2019.

Corridor blocks: To provide sufficient time for the maintenance of the fixed infrastructure like track structure, signalling gears, overhead equipments, it has been planned to ensure provision of fixed corridor blocks. Zonal Railways have incorporated traffic corridor blocks of 2.5 to 3 hours duration in the new Working Time Table w.e.f. 15.08.2018. In the WTT 2018, the duration of corridor blocks is about 292 hours more than the corridor blocks available in WTT 2017.

VI. Mega blocks: In addition, 4 to 5 hours mega block has also been worked out in different sections of each Division on one day of the week (preferably Sunday) to carry out major maintenance works. In these mega blocks, all maintenance works including civil, over head traction (OHE), signal & telecommunication will be undertaken by pooling of resources to achieve maximum output. This will not only improve the reliability of the assets but also enhance the passenger safety. Mega blocks on more than 95% sections in all the Divisions of Indian Railways have been incorporated in the new time table. The intimation of mega block planned for Sunday is to be conveyed to Railway Board by Tuesday. In case mega block is availed, Zonal Railways may allow 2 hours corridor block on 3 alternate days in the week.

Charting at booked speed: The charting of trains having MPS of 110 Kmph has been carried out at 105 Kmph to the extent possible to reflect actual running. This will further help in improving the punctuality of the trains. The Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas, Gatimaan, Humsafar, Garibrath, Duronto & Antyodaya Express trains having MPS of 130 Kmph have however been charted at 130 kmph.

Efforts to improve punctuality of late running trains: A careful analysis of the reasons for loss of punctuality has been carried out for trains regularly running late and necessary changes in the time table have been incorporated to improve punctuality.

IX. Replacement of conventional rakes by LHB rakes: To provide more safe and comfortable journey the conventional rakes are being replaced by LHB rakes. In the year 2017-18, 49 number of conventional rakes have been replaced by LHB rakes. In the current financial year, 48 rakes have already been replaced by LHB rakes upto 15.08.2018 and 66 more rakes are planned to be replaced by 31.03.2019.

Rationalization of terminals: To avoid criss-cross movement at important stations, the terminals of important trains have been changed. In the current financial year, terminals of 23 number of trains have been shifted. 12 trains in NR, 5 trains in NCR, 1 trains in ECR, 1 train in NWR & 4 trains in SCR have been shifted.

XI. Bye passing of terminals to avoid reversal: To streamline the operations by avoiding reversal, 20 trains have been shifted to adjacent terminals. In the current financial year, the terminals of 4 trains in SECR, 7 trains in WCR, 2 trains in ECoR, 5 trains in SER & 2 trains in NCR have been shifted.

Southern Zone
Railways Time Table

Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS


Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(Hqrs.)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi -110016

NOTICE
Dated: 14/08/2018
Subject: Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS
In reference to NCTE notification dated 28.06.2018 regarding minimum qualification of Primary teacher, the following amendment has been made in the essential qualification for the post of Primary Teacher:
Essential:
1. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
OR
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)
OR
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)
OR
Graduation with atleast 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
*who has acquired the qualification of Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in class I-V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE within two years of such appointment as Primary Teacher.
2. Qualified in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by the Govt. of India.
3. Proficiency to teach through Hindi & English media.
Desirable:
Knowledge of working on Computer.
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Joint Commissioner (Admn)
Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in

Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha


Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha

Bakrid

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
All Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi shall remain closed on 23rd August, 2018 on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) holiday (in place of 22nd August, 2018).
Source: PIB

Income Tax Relaxation on NPS Maturity Value


Income Tax Relaxation on NPS Maturity Value
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3975
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH AUGUST, 2018

SHRI KONAKALLA NARAYANA RAO:
(a) whether the Government is contemplating to give tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Securities and Exchange Board of India has also recommended to this tax relaxation in the recently held Financial Stability and Development Council meeting and if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the stand of the Government in this regard?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)

(a) No Madam. Currently, Government is not contemplating to give any tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund. In this context, it may be noted that under the existing provisions of the Income tax Act, 1961 the following payments from the National Pension System Trust are exempt:
(i) up to 40% of the total amount payable to an assessee on closure of his account or on his opting out of a Pension Scheme; and
(ii) partial withdrawal by an employee from NPS up to 25% of own contribution.
(b) No.
(c) Does not arise.

Source: https://loksabha.nic.in/

Retirement Age of Doctors: Amendment in FR-56


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"Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years."


Retirement Age of Doctors: Amendment in FR-56

The Gazette of India
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 11th August, 2018

G.S.R. 767(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1)These rules may be called the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, for clause (bb), the following shall be substituted, namely: "(bb) (i) The age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to -

(i) Central Health Service;
(ii) Indian Railways Medical Service;
(iii) AYUSH and working under the Ministry of AYUSH;
(iv) Civilian doctors under the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service;
(v) Medical Officers of the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service;
(vi) Dental Doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare;
(vii) Dental doctors under the Ministry of Railways; and
(viii) General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors and Teaching Medical Faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre,

shall be sixty-two years unless they exercise the option of posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy depending on their expertise and experience, as decided by the competent authority in the concerned Ministry or Department from time to time, in case they desire to continue in their service upto the age of sixty-five years:

Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years.

(ii) The serving doctors belonging to the services referred to in sub-clause (i) who have either already attained the age of sixty-two years or attaining the age of sixty-two years within six months from the date of publication of these amendment rules in the Official Gazette, may exercise their option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(iii) The serving doctors who fail to exercise the option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within the period specified in sub- clause (ii), shall be superannuated form their service on attaining the age of sixty-two years or on expiry of a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018, whichever is later."

[F. No. 25012/4/2016-Estt.(A-IV)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

Note : The Fundamental Rules were published in the Gazette of India on the 1st day of January, 1922 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 27(E), dated the 5th January, 2018.

Source: http://egazette.nic.in/

Centralized online GPF Module roll out - Pre-requisites for on boarding the online GPF Module


Centralized online GPF Module roll out - Pre-requisites for on boarding the online GPF Module
MF-CGA/ITD/GPF-IMS/2017/PE-3/1028-39
Government of India
M/o Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bawan
GPO Complex, 'E' Block
INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated 01st Aug, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub:- Centralized online GPF Module roll out - regarding

Reference is invited to this office OM. No. ITO-CGA/07/11/GF-MIDS/Pt. FileNol.2/163 dated 09 May 2017 regarding complete roll out of Centralized online GPF module. The module can be implemented in PAOs whose all DDOs are using Employees Information System (EIS) for generation of Salary Bills.

2. For migrating to the online GPF module on PFMS, PAOs have to complete some activities in "COMPACT" as per the annexure-I before exporting the GPF data from COMPACT to PFMS portal.

3. The merged DDOs of the PAOs are also required to upload the current year GPF data on the PFMS Portal. Merged DDOs have been provided with an offline utility with in EIS to enter data for uploading.

4. In view of the above, all Pr. CCAs, CCAs, CAs (with independent charge) are requested to direct the PAOs under their control to complete the activities mentioned in Annexure-I in COMPACT at the earliest possible.
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(Anupam Raj)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts
Annexure-I
Pre-requisites for on boarding the online GPF Module

1. General/Basic Information like Name, Date of Birth, Date of Joining Government Service, PAN Number of all GPF subscribers may be verified and updated

2. GPF Accounts of subscribers may be made up to date with posting of GPF credit/debit data.

3. May be ensured that noGPF bill is pending for pass and payment.

4. Voucher Incorporation from PFMS to COMPACT may be done for all Bills.

5. Opening Balances of current F.Y. may be verified and interest calculation and finalization of interest of previous year may be completed and data is transferred to F.Y.2018-19.

6. It may be ensured that any discrepancy, if noticed has been removed before shifting to PFMS.

7. May be ensured that GPF Advance recoveries data is correct.

8. It may be ensured to register Digital signature Certificate (DSC) in COMPACT.

9. Before creating final file, PAO should take backup of the data base.

10. GPF Accounts which are transferred out or final payment made may be closed at DH level through the option "Account Closing".

Source: cga.nic.in

Increase of fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC - Latest official statement before PM's Independence Day speech


Increase of fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC - Latest official statement before PM's Independence Day speech

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2273
ANSWERED ON-07.08.2018

Increase of fitment factor under 7th CPC

2273 . Shri Ravi Prakash Verma
Shri Neeraj Shekhar
(a) whether Government is contemplating to increase fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC to all pay levels, as demanded by employees associations;
(b) if so, the details thereof and by when it would be announced; and
(c) if not, the reasons for betrayal from assurances given by Home Minister and Railway Minister etc. to employees associations in 2016?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) to (c): The Minimum Pay of Rs. 18,000 p.m. and Fitment Factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration.

Source: Rajya Sabha

Implement the MACP Scheme from 01.01.2006: NCJCM writes to DoPT


Implement the MACP Scheme from 01.01.2006: NCJCM writes to DoPT
Dated: August 7, 2018
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New delhi-110001
No.NC-JCM-2017/MACP
The Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block, New Delhi

Sub:- Item No.2,10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP - Agenda items of the Standing Committee
Ref:- 1. This office letter of even number dated 16/01/2018 and 27/03/2018
2. MOD letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG) dated 25th July 2018

Dear Sir,
This office vide Letters referred at 1 above dated 16/01/2018 and 27/03/2018 has represented to your good self to make the MACP scheme effective from 1/1/2006 since the Hon'ble Supreme Court in its order in WP 3744 of 2016 dated 08/12/2017 in the matter of UOI Vs Shri Balbir Singh Turn & Anr has directed the Govt. of India to implement the MACP Scheme retro respectively from 1/112006. Till date we have not received any positive response from the DOPT. However the MOD vide letter referred at 2 above (copy enclosed) have now issued instructions to implement the MACP Scheme w.e.f. 1/1/2006 to the Armed Force Personnel by implementing the Hon'ble Supreme Court judgment. Having implemented the judgment to one set of employees and denying the same to the similarly placed employees is discriminatory and unjustified.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that judicial decisions in matter of a general nature should be extended to all similarly placed employees. In the case of Inderpal Yadav Vs Union of India (1985) SCC 648, the Apex court has held as Under:-

"Those who could not come to the court need not be at a comparative disadvantage position to those who rushed in here, if they are otherwise similarly situated, they are entitled to similar treatment"
In view of the above to avoid multiplicity of litigations on the matter and since the item is also before the Joint Committee on MACP, it is requested that Govt. orders may please be issued for implementing the MACP Scheme w.e.f 1/1/2006. While issuing such an order, it may also be clarified that the employees who were granted the benefit of ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 are not adversely affected and no recovery is ordered from them in this connection.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AlCD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules


Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AlCD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules.

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Office of the Director, CGHS

No: S-11011/29/2018-CGHS(HEC)/ DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 6th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AlCD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules.

With reference to the above subject attention is drawn to the OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./- CGHS D.lll dated 22nd July 2014 vide which ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS (MA) Rules were prescribed and to state that the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is decided to revise the ceiling rates as per the details given under:

Sl.No. Cardiac Device Ceiling Rate
1Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker without Rate ResponseRs.34,840/- + GST
2Single Chamber Cardiac Pacemaker with Rate ResponseRs. 44,9281-+ GST
3Dual Chamber Cardiac PacemakerRs.83,200/-+ GST
4Bi-Ventricular Cardiac PacemakerRs.1,95,000/-+ GST
5Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Single Chamber) (ICD/AICD-Single Chamber)Rs.1,75 786/-4+ GST
6Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Dual Chamber) (ICD/AICD-Single Chamber)Rs. 3,75,000/-+ GST
7Combo Device (CRT-D)Rs, 4.90,000/-+ GST
8Aortic Stent Graft (expandable, bifurcated and including delivery system)Rs. 4,40.960/- + GST
9Rotablator with AdvancerRs.49,920/-+ GST
10Rotablator BurrRs.23,920/-+ GST

2. Other terms and conditions prescribed under OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./-CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 shall remain unchanged.

3. These rates shall remain valid till the rates for the above devices are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).

4. Issued with the concurrence of SS&FA, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide CD - No.1295 dated 25.07.2018.
(Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS

DoP&T Clarification on CEA, OTA, Honorarium, Leave etc

DoP&T Clarification on CEA, OTA, Honorarium, Leave etc

No.I-I 1020/1/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Establishment (Allowance) Section
QuestionsAnswer

Children Education Allowance

1   Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for the:
(a)  Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs;Reimbursement is permissible only if the child is studying in a recognised educational institution. 
(b) Third child if either of the first two children is disabled to the extent that he/she cannot go to school;Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant except when the rd child birth results in multiple births or the 34 child is born due to failure of sterilization operation.
(c)The children borne out of second marriage or the children of second wife/husband in additions to children from first marriage;  Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant.
(d)Entitlement of number of Note Books.Reimbursement is permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution.
OTA/NDA
2The reasons for not enhancing rates of OTA/NDAThe 5th and the 6m Central pay Commission did not recommend enhancement of rates of OTAJNDA.

Honorarium/Fee

3Whether honorarium is payable to the Chairperson/members of the DPC and also such other /departmental Committees, viz., Committee on Sexual Harassments at work place, etc.?In terms of the provisions of FR46 (b), the central government may grant or permit a government servant to receive an honorarium as remuneration for work performed which is occasional or intermittent in character and either so laborious or of such special merit as to justify a special reward. Except when special reasons, which should be recorded in writing, exist for a departure    from   this  provision,
sanction to the grant or acceptance of an honorarium should not be given unless the work has been undertaken with the prior consent of the Central Government and its account has been settled in advance.
Guidelines    for     payment   of Honorarium under FR 46 (b) have already been laid down inter alia vide this Department's OM No. 17011/9/85- Est. (AL), dated 23.12.1985     and   OMNo.
17020/1/91-  Estt.   (AL), dated 18.11.1991.  It has also  been clarified that no honorarium should be granted for temporary increases in work.
4Whether retention of "Fee" for delivering lectures in Government/private bodies is permissible?As per para 6 of DoP&T's O.M.
No.16013/1/79-Estl(AL)  datedI lth February, 1980, payments received by Government servants as income from books, articles, papers and lectures on literary, cultural, artistic, technological and scientific subjects including management sciences; will not be subject to crediting one-third of the amount to the general revenues
5.Establishment (Leave) Section:
Whether male Government servant, who is single parent, can be allowed Child Care Leave?No. CCL can be granted to female employees only.
6.   Whether Bond on Study Leave can be transferred from Central Government to State Government?No.  Bond    executed by the Government  servant  while proceeding on study leave cannot be transferred on  his/her appointment in State Government / PSU/ Autonomous bodies.
7.   What is the limit of leave encashment while availing LTC by dependents or spouse within the same block year?The Government  Servants governed by the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and entitled to avail LTC may en-cash earned leave up to 10 days at the time of availing both types of LTCs., i.e., 'Hometown' and 'Anywhere in India'. However, when the one and the same LTC is being availed of by the Government Servant and his family members separately in a block year, encashment of leave would be restricted to one occasion only.

(Narendra Gautam)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Veteran Patient Care and Assistance (VPCA) Teams - A vigilance Mechanism in ECHS


Veteran Patient Care and Assistance (VPCA) Teams - A vigilance Mechanism in ECHS

DG (DC & W)
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
South Block
New Delhi - 110 011
B/49717-C(VIG)/AG/ECHS
12 Jul 2018
VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS
Gen

1. Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) is a welfare oriented scheme providing effective healthcare to Ex Servicemen and their dependents. Since in 2003, the scheme has expanded exponentially and has nearly 52 lakh beneficiaries today throughout the length and breadth of the country.

2. There is a need to institute a vigilance framework with a nominated nodal officer at each echelon of the scheme to introduce checks and balances in the system to ensure its efficient and effective functioning . The vigilance frame work so instituted will pay attention to the following aspects with a mechanism to detect, analyse and take corrective and preferably pre-emptive :-

(a) Ensure ECHS benefits are not availed by unauthorized persons.
(b) Check unethical practices I exploitation of ESMs by empanelled facilities.
(c) Monitor referral to empanelled facilities and carry out checks to negate unauthorized treatments/or claims.

Handling of ECHS Issues/Subject/Tasks

3. Tech issues relating to billing, claims and MoA with empanelled hospitals are dealt by Regional Centres of ECHS. All adm issues of Polyclinics are handled by Stn HQ.

4. Regional Centres (RC) ECHS. Comments/ assistance/inv/vigilance on following issues are carried out through RCs:-
(a) MoA with empanelled hospitals therefore complaints regarding empanelled hospitals/Harassment in empanelled hospitals.
(b) Claims/Billing issues of empanelled hospitals.
(c) Indl reimbursement claims received by RC from Polyclinics.

5. Stn HQs. Stn HQs handle the following issues:-
(a) Adm of Polyclinics.
(b) Card making of beneficiaries.
(c) Contractual employment.
(d) Medicine availability through SEMO.
(e) C of I / detailed inv in empanelled hosp or service hosp.

Vigilance Cells

6. A feedback on the satisfactory functioning of Pilot Project at three stations has been obtained. It is now planned to institute the vigilance framework in 14 other major ECHS stations, to include Ambala, Bareilly, Channai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jammu,Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Patna, Pune and Ranchi.

7. Composition of Vigilance Cell. The ECHS Vigilance Cell will function under the Stn Cdr and will incorporate a contractual Doctor/serving AMC officer for On-Spot verification of cases of alleged medical negligence/ violation of MoA. It will be composed as under:-
(a) OIC Team. Medical Offr (when accompanying) CMP JCO/NCO.
(b) CMP Team. Two CMP pers (JCO/NCO) in a light vehicle/MC.
(c) Medical Team. One Medical Offr (serving/contractual from ECHS) to be co-opted for all investigations related to hospitals/having examination of medical aspects. Serving offr may be also co-opted under arngs of Stn Cdr.

8. Tasks of Vigilance Cell. While not exhaustive, some of the tasks will be:-

(a) At Polyclinics.
(i) Investigate irregularities I fraudulence by contractual staff.
(ii) Physical verification of ESM and dependents (card and self attested proforma)
(iii) Review adm functioning of Polyclinics when so detailed by Stn I Sub Area I Area HQs on specific instructions
(iv) Surprise physical check of Medicines I Dispensary.
(v) Surprise physical verification of ESM/dependents.
(vi) Check use of ambulance/equipment with Polyclinic.
(vii) Avlb of complaint/Grievance Book and redressal/Comments.

(b) At Regional Centres.
(i) Check BPA verifiers at Regional Centres and any wrong practices by Hospital reps.
(ii) Check process of receipt of bills.
(iii) Ensure process of First in First Out (FIFO) in billing/ as specified by Central Org.
(iv) Monitor hospital representatives visiting for empanelment process.
(v) Security procedure of Regional Centre premises.

(c) At Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres/Labs.
(i) Periodic/Surprise Checks of Empanelled Facilities and patients admitted.
(ii) Physical verification of patients at non-empanelled facilities when so directed.
(iii) Investigate individual cases of fraudulence by beneficiaries .
(iv) Carry out preliminary investigation wrt complaints received at Regional Centre, if so directed by Director Regional Centre. These will be fwd to Stn Cdr being the nodal agency for check.
(v) Assist in medical audits if ordered by Regional Centres / Higher Headquarters .

Investigations and Reporting

9. Investigations. All complaints/reports are to be forwarded to Stn HQ in confidence irrespective of the subject being dealt by any agency. The Stn Cdr will brief the team and allocate the task to them in confidence. No prior info will be made available to vigilance cell members for surprise checks to avoid confidentiality being compromised. Routine and planned checks can be pre-decided.

10. Reporting. Reports will be of two types, viz/Incident/Info Report and Monthly Report. Reports of Vigilance Cell will be forwarded through Stn HQ SO (ECHS) to Area/Sub Area HQ (Dir ECHS/Dir Veteran) to Command HQ (SO ECHS) to Central Org ECHS (Dir C & L). All cases of misuse, fraud and harassment will be reported.

(a) Incident/Info Report. This report will be initiated by the Stn HQ to imdt higher HQ in chain of command within seven days of investigation being completed, with copy to all echelons of Comd till Comd HQ and Central Organisation ECHS (Dir C & L) for prompt action. Report should be passed immediately on telephone depending on gravity of input, to all concerned and followed up by return report so that corrective measures are not delayed. The format is as per Appendix A (in cases where delinquency in respect of serving pers come to notice, it will also be info to HQ Comd (DV) and DV Dte/AG's Br by Comd (SO ECHS) and Central Organisation ECHS respectively.)

(b) Monthly Report. A monthly report on surprise checks carried out during the month by the Vigilance Team will be forwarded to Central Org ECHS as per format on Appendix B by 20th of next month by the Comd HQ (SO ECHS).

11. Report. The report by the Vigilance Team for various est will be rendered as per u/m formats:-
(a) Empanelled Hospital - Appendix C.
(b) Regional Centre - Appendix D.
(c) Polyclinic - Appendix E.

12. Check list. A suggested check list for the Vigilance Team is at Appendix F.

13. The Stn Cdr will compile the activities of the vigilance team and render a ground report after three months to Central Org ECHS through comd channel with recommendations/inputs to refine the vigilance mechanism.
(Yogendra Dimri)
Lt Gen
DG (DC&W)
Source: echs.gov.in

Non-disclosure to draw penal provisions


Ministry of Women and Child Development

Disclosure of compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the Annual Reports of Private companies now made Mandatory: Ministry of Corporate Affairs amends the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.
"A major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector": Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Non-disclosure to draw penal provisions
13 AUG 2018
In order to ensure safe workplaces for Women in the private sector, the Ministry of Women and Child had requested Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs to mandate the disclosure regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in the Directors Report of every company. Vide its notification dated 31.07.2018,the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, issued under Section-134 of the Companies Act, by inserting clause(X) as follows:-

"A statement that the Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013".

While thanking Hon'ble Minister for Corporate Affairs, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi stated that, "this is a major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector". Smt. Gandhi also stated that she will be requesting SEBI to suitably incorporate this disclosure in the Corporate Governance reports of the listed Companies. This will cast as ever higher responsibility on the Directors of these Companies for implementation of the Act.

It may be noted that Section-134 of the Companies Act, 2013 provides the disclosure framework which the Directors of every company are required to comply with in the Annual Reports. This section also includes the penal provisions for non-disclosure. The inclusion of the compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the non-financial disclosures will ensure that the issue gets into the focus into Board of Directors of the companies

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been making continuous efforts to mainstream the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013. Detailed Rules under the Act were issued. It was ensured that all the ministries/ departments under the central government as well as the organizations working directly under them constitute the Internal Complaints Committee as mandated under them Act. A number of instructions have been issued by the DoPT on the request of the ministry to provide immediate relief to the women working in central government against sexual harassment at workplace. The ministry has also empanelled a number of entities who can provide training to any organization on effective implementation of the provisions of the Act. The ministry has provided a facility to all working women to file complaints under this Act directly with the ministry through the SHE-Box.

Please, click here, for the complete notification by the Ministry of Corporate affairs.

PIB

Monday, 13 August 2018

7th CPC Pension and Arrears to KV Employees

7th CPC Pension and Arrears to KV Employees

"7th CPC Pension with effect from August 2018 and the arrears of pension (w.e.f. 01.01.2016) will not be paid to pensioners till further instructions from this office"

KENDRIYA VlDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110 016
F.110230(Misc)2018/KVS(HO.)P&I /2256
Dated: 09.08.2018
The Manager (instt.),
State Bank of India,
Main Branch (4th Floor),
Parliament Street,
New Delhi

Sub: Revision of pension in respect of pensioners of KVS retired prior to 01.01.2016 in respect of 7th CPC.

Sir/Madam,

It is to inform that the Ministry of HRD has granted approval for adoption of 7th CPC to the pensioners of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan vide letter No. F.3-45/2017-UT-2 dated 13.06.2018 in terms of following OMs of Govt. of India (copy enclosed):

1. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A)(l) dated 04.08.2016.
2. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017.
3. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017.

The following modus operandi has to be adopted by the Pension Disbursing Authority i.e. State Bank of India, Parliament Street, New Delhi, for revision of pension:

1. In case of pensioners retired prior to 01.01.2016, the revised pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission(CPC) (pension drawn on 31.12.2015) by 2.57 in terms of OM NO. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee. The revised pension/family pension will be the basic pension/family pension only without the element of additional pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners on attaining the specified age.

2. The revised pension in accordance with 7th CPC will be applicable with effect from August 2018. The arrears of pension (w.e.f. 01.01.2016) will not be paid to pensioners till further instructions from this office.

3. In case of pensioners retired between 01.01.2016 to 31.05.2018, the revised order according to 7th CPC for individual case will be issued by the (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. in such cases also existing pension is to be revised with effect from August 2018 and the arrears of pension for 7th CPC will not be paid till further instructions from this office. It is relevant to mention that with effect from June 2018, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is issuing the Pension Payment Orders as per recommendations of 7th CPC.

4. The Dearness rates for all the pensioners drawing pension according to 7th CPC will be paid as mentioned in this office letter of even number dated 05.07.2018 (copy attached).

5. The Govt. of India; Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions vide OM No. 4/34/2017-P&PW(D) dated 19.07.2017 has enhanced the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- with effect from 01.07.2017. The Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.1000/- is to be paid to all the pensioners with effect from August, 2018. The arrears of FMA i.e. from 01.07.2017 to 31.07.2018 will only be paid at the time of payment of arrears of pension in accordance with 7th CPC for which the necessary instructions will be issued by this office.

You are requested to circulate the same among all your CPC/Pension Payee branches for necessary implementation.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(E. Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner
(Training & Finance)
Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in

Benefits of MACPs w.e.f. 1.1.2006 - Supreme Court Judgement


Benefits of MACPs w.e.f. 1.1.2006 - Supreme Court Judgement

Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association
(Estd.1965, Regd. No.1329 under ITU Act,
Website http://www.irtsa.net)
No.IRTSA/Memo RB/2018-8
Date: 08-08-2018
Member Staff,
Railway Board.
Respected Sir,

Subject: Benefits of MACPS w.e.f. 1.1.2006 - since MACPS is given as a part of pay structure and is not an allowances as per recommendations Sixth CPC, Resolution of Govt. thereon and as per judgment of Supreme Court.

Ref: 1. Ministry of Defence letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG), dated 25.07.2018.
2. Judgement of Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No.3744 of 2016 Dated 8-12-2017.
3. Recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission para 6.1.15, 6.5.2 & 6.5.4
4. Ministry of Finance Notification No.1/1/2008-I C & Government of India Resolution dated 29.8.2008
5. Railway Board's OM No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 (RBE No.101 /2009) dated 10.06.2009 - Regarding Recommendations of Sixth CPC - Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees,
6. Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008
7. Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, No. PC VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008

1. a) We seek your kind intervention on date of implementation of MACPS w.e.f 1.1.2006 (instead of 1-9-2008) as has been held by the Supreme Court of India vide its judgment cited above wherein MACPS has been held to be a part of pay structure recommended by 6th CPC and not to be considered as allowance which were implemented from 1.9.2008. The judgement has cited the Resolution of the Government of India dated 30-8-2008 referred to above as Notification of MOF where in in MACPS has been defined as Pay and not as Allowance and has thus to be allowed from 1-1-2006.

b) Consequent upon the said judgment of the Supreme Court Judgement Ministry of Defense made the MACP Scheme operational from 01.01.2006 vide its orders dated 25-7-2018 cited above.

2. Sixth CPC Recommendations on Date of implementation:
a) Reg. Pay Structure: 6 th CPC in para 6.5.2 & 6.5.4 of its report (Annexure-I) had recommended for implementation of revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay as on 1/1/2006 retrospectively
 b) Reg. Allowances: 6th CPC had recommended for implementation of revised allowances to take effect prospectively.
c) Reg. Pay: 6th CPC had recommended for implementation of revised pay retrospectively from 1-1-2006, as clear from the relevant Para reproduce below:
6.5.2. The Commission has devised the revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay on the basis of price index as on 1/1/2006. Consequently, the revised structure of pay bands and grade pay being recommended in this Report would need to be implemented from 1/1/2006. The Government will have to pay arrears of salary on account of fixation of pay in the revised pay bands and grade pay retrospectively with effect from 1/1/2006.

3. Ministry of Finance vide Gazette of India, Extraordinary Notification of Resolution No.1/1/2008-I C, dated 29.8.2008 had implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006. But it implemented MACPS and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008. Relevant rules of finance ministry resolution is attached as
Annexure-II.

4. Ministry of Railways also implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006 and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008. Relevant part of RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008 is attached as Annexure-III

5. Railway Board implemented the revised rate of NPA effective from the date an employee drawing pay in the revised scale applicable to him in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, i.e. w.e.f. 1.1.2006, vide its letter No. PCV/2008/A/O/1(NPA) (RBE No. 122/2008) dated 22.9.2008. Relevant part of RSRP is attached as Annexure-IV

6. It is very much evident that 6th CPC recommended MACPS as part of pay structure. Subsequent resolution issued by Finance Ministry, (relevant paras of resolution implemented revised pay w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Only the allowances were implemented w.e.f.1.9.2008 while the Pay & DA were revised w.e.f. 1-1-2006.

7. MACPS is a part of pay structure. But MACPS order have been implemented w.e.f.1.9.2008, which is against the 6th CPC recommendations and Government of India's resolution issued vide MOF Notification dated 29-8-2008.

8. A). Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal Diary No.3744 of 2016 decided on 8-12-2017(copy of relavant para of judgemnt attached as Annexure-V) had held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and will apply from 01.01.2006.
b). The Court had further ordered and held that there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure.
C). Apex Court is very clear on its Judgement that, resolution dated 30.08.2008 on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations (with regard to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay, etc) are applicable from 01.01.2006. This is a decision of the Cabinet and could not have been modified by issuing executive instructions.
D). The apex court also disposed bunch of appeals by a common Judgement since similar questions of law are involved.

9. Consquent upon the Judgement of Honb'le Suprem Court, Ministry of Defence vide letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG), dated 25.07.2018 (copy attached as Annexure-VI) made the MACP Scheme operational from 01.01.2006.

10. It is also pertinent to mention that rules & procedures for MACPS is being followed uniformly for all Government employees irrespective of departments / ministries, who are all covered under Central Pay Commissions.

11. It is, therefore, requested that MACPS may please be implemented from 1.1.2006 since MACPS is part of pay structure - as recommended by 6th CPC, accepted by the Government of India vide its Resolution Dated 29-8-2008 and implemented by MoD consequent upon the Judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court.

Thanking you in anticipation, with kind regards,

Encls: 6 Annexure
Yours faithfully,
Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA
Encls: 6 Annexure

6th CPC recommendations on Date of effect

Relevant para of Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Ministry of Finance Notification No.1/1/2008-I C, dated 29.8.2008
Relevant Para of Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008
Rule 4 of Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 20008, No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008
Relevant Para of Judgement of Hon. Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No.3744 of 2016 Dated 8-12-2017
Copy of Ministry of Defence letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG), dated 25.07.2018
Annexure-I

6th CPC recommendations on Date of effect 6.5.2. The Commission has devised the revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay on the basis of price index as on 1/1/2006. Consequently, the revised structure of pay bands and grade pay being recommended in this Report would need to be implemented from 1/1/2006. The Government will have to pay arrears of salary on account of fixation of pay in the revised pay bands and grade pay retrospectively with effect from 1/1/2006.

6.5.4. The Commission is of the view that prospective revision of various allowances is justified as their retrospective revision will give unintended benefits and may also, in some instances, cause loss to the employees as in the case of City Compensatory Allowance. Accordingly, the Commission's recommendations relating to allowances shall take effect prospectively. All recommendations relating to other facilities, benefits and conditions of service shall also take effect prospectively.
Annexure-II

Ministry of Finance Gazette Extraordinary, No.1/1/2008-I C dated 29.8.2008

Govt. vide resolution dated 29.8.2008 has implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006 and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008.
rule (iv) of rule 1. With regard to fixation pay in the revised pay bands, the basic pay drawn as on 1.1.2006 on the existing 5th CPC pay scales will be multiplied by a factor of 1.86 and then rounded of to next multiple of 10. This will be the pay in the revised running pay band. Grade Pay, as approved by Government,corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale, will be then added to the pay in the revised pay band. The total of pay in pay band and grade pay will be the revised basic pay as on 1.1.2006.
rule (vii) of rule 1. Three upgradation will be granted under Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme at 10, 20 and 30 years as per Modified ACP scheme recommended by the Commission. ACP scheme will also applicable to Group "A" employees.
rule 3. The revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be effective from 1st day of September 2008.
Annexure-III

Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008

Sub rule (2) of rule1 - They shall deemed to have come into force on the 1st January 2006.
Sub rule (1) of rule 7 - The initial pay of Railway servant who elects, or deemed to have elected under sub rule (3) of rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on or from 1 st January 2006, shall, unless in case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lean or would have held a lean if it had not been suspended, and in respect of pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner namely:-
(A) In the case of all employees
(i) the pay in the pay band/Pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.
Annexure-IV

Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 20008, No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008

Rule 4. The revised rates of all allowances, such as House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Special Duty Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Hard Duty Allowance etc will be paid prospectively w.e.f.1.9.2008. Accordingly no arrears will be paid in respect of these allowances. However, Dearness Allowances and non-practicing allowance for medical doctors at rates notified separately, will be payable w.e.f.1.1.2006 or from the date of option.
Annexure-V
(The Apex Court find no merit in bunch of appeals (25 appeals along with civil appeal no. 3744) made on behalf of Union of India and disposed all pending applications in favour of extending the benefit of MACPS w.e.f. 01.01.2006.)

Excerpts from the Judgment of the Apex Court

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL DIARY NO. 3744 OF 2016
Union of India and Ors. .… Appellant(s)
Vs.
Balbir Singh Turn & Anr. ….Respondent(s)
Para 2. This bunch of appeals is being disposed of by a common judgment since similar questions of law are involved.
Para 5. …. The AFT vide the impugned order dated 21.05.2014 held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and, therefore, in terms of Clause (i) of the Government Resolution the MACP was payable w.e.f. 01.01.2006.
Para 6. The question that arises for decision is whether the benefit of MACP is applicable from 01.01.2006 or from 01.09.2008.
Para 7. The answer to this question will lie in the interpretation given to the Government Resolution, relevant portion of which has been quoted hereinabove. A bare perusal of Clause(i) of the Resolution clearly indicates that the Central Government decided to implement the revised pay structure of pay bands and grade pay, as well as pension with effect from 01.01.2006.The second part of the Clause lays down that all allowances except the Dearness Allowance/relief will be effective from 01.09.2008. The AFT held, and in our opinion rightly so, that the benefit of MACP is part of the pay structure and will affect the grade pay of the employees and, therefore, it cannot be said that it is a part of allowances. The benefit of MACP if given to the respondents would affect their pension also.
Para 10. As already held by us above, there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure. It affects the pay of the employee and he gets a higher grade pay even though it may be in the same pay band. ….
Para 11. …… There may be some gainers and some losers but the intention of the Government was clear that this Scheme which is part of the pay structure would apply from 01.01.2006. We may also point out that the Resolution dated 30.08.2008 whereby the recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted with modifications and recommendations with regard to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay etc. have been made applicable from 01.01.2006. This is a decision of the Cabinet. This decision could not have been modified by issuing executive instruction. The letter dated 30.05.2011 flies in the face of the Cabinet decision reflected in the Resolution dated 30.08.2008. Thus, administrative instruction dated 30.05.2011 is totally ultra vires the Resolution of the Government.

Source: http://www.irtsa.net/

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