Friday, 2 February 2018

7th CPC: Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission


7th CPC: Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission

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F.No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Branch
North Block, New Delhi.
Dated 01st February, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issuance of this Department's O.M. of even number dated 13.07.2017 regarding implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC on Travelling Allowance (TA), various references are being received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance (DA) in case Govt. employee avails free boarding and lodging.

2. The 6th CPC had changed the old concept of Daily Allowance by introducing reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges on production of vouchers for the same. Since this was a new concept, therefore, option was given to the employees to choose either the old 5th CPC single rate of DA or the new system of DA based on reimbursement of expenses as per 6th CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to continue the concept of reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges with the exception that vouchers are not required to be produced for Food Bills.

3. The matter regarding admissibility of DA in case of free boarding and lodging, has been considered in this Department. Daily Allowance is given to the Govt. employees as a reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by him on tour for his stay, food and travel at that station. ln case of free boarding and lodging, the Govt. employee, if incurring any expenditure on local travel, can claim the same as per para 2 E (i) and (iii) of the Annexure to 0.M. of even No. dated 13.07.2017. The earlier system of giving 25% of DA is being discontinued. Also, after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, the facility of DA at 5th CPC rates is done away with.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure). Hindi version is attached.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India etc. as per standard distribution list.
Copy to: C&AG and U.P.S.C., etc. as per standard endorsement list.

Authority: www.doe.gov.in

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme
Central-Government-Health-Scheme-FMA-Pensioners
 
F.No.4/34/2017-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 31/01/2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.38/99/99-P&PW(C) dated 17-4-2000 on the subject mentioned above and to say that in accordance with the instructions contained therein, Central Government Civil Pensioners, residing in an area not served by any CGHS dispensary or any corresponding Health Schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments, as the case may be, even though their places of residence may fall within the limits of a CGHS covered cities, are required to submit the following documents for claiming Fixed Medical Allowance:

a) An undertaking in the prescribed format.

b) A certificate from the Medical Authorities of CGHS or from authorities of corresponding Health Schemes of the concerned Ministries/Departments, as the case may be, that the area where the pensioner is residing is not served by any dispensary under CGHS or the corresponding Health Scheme administered by the Ministry/Department.

2. Keeping in view the difficulties being faced by the pensioners in obtaining the required certificate from the concerned Medical Authorities, the matter has been reconsidered in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It has now been decided that the pensioners, residing in areas not covered by CGHS or any corresponding Health Schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments, as the case may be, would no longer be required to submit a certificate referred to in para 1 (b) above.

However, such pensioners would continue to submit an undertaking in the following format:
I , a retired employee of ____ (Office Address) declare that I am residing at (Residential Address indicated in PPO) , which area is not covered under CGHS or any corresponding Health Scheme administered by the Ministry/Department of , (as the case may be). I have also not obtained and do not wish to obtain a CGHS Card for availing out-door facilities under CGHS/Corresponding Health Scheme of other Ministries/Departments from any dispensary situated in an adjoining area.

3. A Central Government Civil Pensioner is also required to fill the enclosed Form along with above mentioned undertaking.

4. All the pension disbursing authorities are required to obtain the above undertaking along with the Form, as mentioned in Para 3 above, from such pensioners before sanctioning Fixed Medical Allowance. An entry to this effect should also be made in their PPOs.
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(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Budget disappointing for the Labour - Press Statement Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)


Budget disappointing for the Labour - Press Statement Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)

Ref-BMS/D-20/37/2018
Dated-01-02-2018
Press statement issued by Sri Virjesh Upadhyay , General Secretary, BMS on 1st February 2018.
Budget disappointing for the Labour - BMS to hold countrywide demonstrations on 2nd February

Even though today’s budget for the first time has given more thrust to rural development, agriculture, health, infrastructure etc., it has totally neglected the woes of labour. Anganwadi workers, ASHA karmis and other scheme workers who belong to the poorest paid workers appointed under the Central Government have nothing as relief in the budget. Middle class employees are unhappy with no increase in their ceiling for tax exemption; at the same time the cess on income tax is increased from 3% to 4%. This was done at a time when the budget claimes 41% increase in the tax payers’ net.
Moreover the Government treasury has been hugely benefitted by the new GST regime, demonetization and digitalized bank transactions. Now there is a system by which last paise to be paid as direct or indirect tax will reach the Govt. treasury.

The unorganized sector workers' Social security fund is also not given any support in the budget. Budget says the women employees need to pay only 8% contribution to EPF in startups. The increase in take home salary for women will reduce 16% of their future savings in the EPF when they leave their establishment within few years. The burden of merger of Insurance Companies also will be on the workers, and there is no Government’s assurance on their job security, transfer, promotion etc.

There is also no provision for revival of viable sick CPSUs, instead the Government is focusing its attention on Strategic sale of 24PSUs; increase in EPF pension from the current Rs.1000/- and budget allocation for cess withdraw from 9 labour welfare funds. Budget also omitted to increase allocation for MGNREGA so that it can increase the wage and number of working days.

Budget unilaterally announces fixed term employment to be extended to all employment. All labour related changes in law has to be discussed in the tripartite forum and then finalized. Now the draft notification on fixed term employment issued on 8th January is pending consultation with trade unions. In the meanwhile it is totally unfair on the part of Government to unilaterally announce it in Budget.

All these shows the total neglect of Government on labour. It is a labour unfriendly budget.

Hence, BMS decided to protest against Budget. It directs all its units to hold demonstrations demanding review on budget proposals.

its future course on unsettled issues related to labour will be decided in the coming National  Executive Committee meeting to be held on 6-8 February .
Yours faithfully,
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(Virjesh Upadhyay)
General Secretary
Source: Confederation

DoPT: Filling up of outstation vacancies of CSSS at some outstation offices of some Ministries/Departments

DoPT: Filling up of outstation vacancies of CSSS at some outstation offices of some Ministries/Departments
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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 01st Feb 2018

Subject: Filling up of outstation vacancies of CSSS at some outstation offices of some Ministries/Departments-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.11.2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that this Department proposes to fill up the following outstation posts:-

S.
No.
Department Name of the office/location Name of the post No. of vacancies
1. Legal Affairs Branch Secretariat, Mumbai (i) PPS
(ii) PS
(i) 01
(ii) 03
2. Agriculture & Cooperation DMI, Faridabad PS 04
PPQ&S, Faridabad PS 01
DMI, Nagpur PS 01
2. All the cadre units are requested to give wide publicity to this OM and forward the applications of willing CSSS officers along with their personal particulars in the enclosed proforma latest by 19.02.2018.
3. Before sending the particulars, it may be assured that the web based dat in respect of the official(s) are updated.
(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
The Under Secretary(Admn)
All Cadre Units of CSSS

BIO-DATA

1. NAME:
2. DESIGNATION:
3. CSL No.:
4. DATE OF BIRTH:
5. PRESENT MINISTRY/DEPARTMENT:
6. POST FOR WHICH APPLIED:
7. PERSONAL CONTACT NUMBER:
8. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
9. EXPERIENCE (INCLUDING DEPUTATION DETAILS):

S.No.

Grade

Ministry/Department

From

To

Attached With



















10. MEDIUM:
11. Reasons for seeking outstation post:

DATE:

(Signature of the applicant)

Source: DoPT

Defence - Budget 2018-19 - Allocate 12.10 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure


Defence - Budget 2018-19 - Allocate 12.10 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure

Union Budget for the financial year 2018-19, presented by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the Parliament today, envisaged a total outlay of Rs. 24,42,213 crore. Out of this, Rs 2,95,511.41 crore has been earmarked for Defence. This accounts for 12.10 percent of the total Central Government expenditure for the year 2018-19.

The allocation of Rs. 2,95,511.41 crore represents a growth of 7.81 percent over Budget Estimates (Rs. 2,74,114.12 crore) and 5.91 percent over Revised Estimates (Rs. 2,79,003.85 crore), respectively for the financial year 2017-18.

Out of Rs. 2,95,511.41 crore allocated for the financial year 2018-19, Rs. 1,95,947.55 crore has been allocated for Revenue (Net) expenditure and Rs. 99,563.86 crore for Capital expenditure for the Defence Services and the Organizations/ Departments under Ministry of Defence. The amount of Rs. 99,563.86 crore, allocated for Capital expenditure, includes modernization related expenditure. The Capital allocation for Ministry of Defence under BE 2018-19 is 33.1 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure on Capital Account, which is Rs 3,00,441 crore.

For Defence Pension, which is over and above the outlay mentioned above, an amount of Rs. 1,08,853.30 crore has been provided in BE 2018-19. This is 26.60 percent above the BE 2017-18 of Rs. 85,740 crore and 14.26 percent over RE 2017-18 of Rs. 95,000 crore.

The approval for the construction of Sela pass has given further impetus to the Defence preparedness.

Source: PIB

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