Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Clarification regarding benchmark for MACP after 25.07.2016


Clarification regarding benchmark for MACP after 25.07.2016

Clarification regarding benchmark for placement under MACP in respect of the official who are due for placement in MACP after 25.07.2016

No.20-45/2016-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated the 22nd January, 2018
To,
The Chief Postmaster General,
Maharashtra Circle,
Mumbai

Subject: Clarification regarding benchmark for placement under MACP in respect of the official who are due for placement in MACP after 25.07.2016.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to Maharashtra Circle's letter no. STA/MACPs/Bench Mark/2017 dated & 12.2.2017 on the subject cited above and to say that 'Promotion' and 'Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme' (MACP) are two different matters. The first involves higher duties & responsibilities while latter don't.

2.For MACP, DOP&T has issued instruction vide OM No. 35034/3/2015-Estt(D) dated 28.09.2016, accordingly to which the prescribed benchmark would be 'Very Good' for all posts and it will come into effect from 25.07.2016. The communication DOP&T has already been circulated by Estt. Division of the Directorate vide letter no. 7-8/2016-PCC dated 5.10.2016 (Copy enclosed)

3.For promotion, Personnel Division vide letter no. 20-24/2016-SPB-II dated 13.02.2017 has clarified to follow instructions contained DOPT's OM No. 35034/7/97-Estt(D) dated 8.02.2002 until further clarification is issued by DOPT or Department of Posts.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Source: http://fnpohq.blogspot.in/

Reservation to OBCs


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Reservation to OBCs

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:15PM by PIB Delhi

No centralized data regarding number of candidates belonging to the Other Backward Castes stated to have been deprived of reservation benefit for appointment to posts under Central Government due to their coming under creamy layer is maintained. There is no reservation in promotion for Other Backward Classes.

At present, there is no proposal under consideration to determine creamy layer for the candidates of general category. The 9 Judge Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court in the case of Indra Sawhney has inter-alia held that "a backward class cannot be determined only and exclusively with reference to economic criterion. It may be a consideration or basis along with and in addition to social backwardness, but it can never be the sole criterion".

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Recommendations made by the GST Council for the Housing Sector to promote Affordable Housing for the masses come into force


Ministry of Finance
Recommendations made by the GST Council for the Housing Sector to promote Affordable Housing for the masses come into force;

Concessional Rate of GST of 12% extended to construction of houses constructed/ acquired under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for EWS, LIG, MIG sections

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:45PM by PIB Delhi

In its 25th Meeting held on 18th January, 2018, the GST Council had made several important recommendations for the Housing Sector which have come into force with effect from 25th January, 2018. The recommendations are expected to promote affordable housing for the masses in the country.

One of the important recommendations made is to extend the concessional rate of GST of 12% (effective rate of 8% after deducting one third of the amount charged for the house, flat etc. towards the cost of land or undivided share of land, as the case may be) in housing sector to construction of houses constructed/ acquired under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) / Lower Income Group (LIG) / Middle Income Group-1 (MlG-1) / Middle Income Group-2 (MlG-2) under the Housing for All (Urban) Mission/Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana (Urban).

Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) is one of the components of Housing for All (Urban) Mission/Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (Urban). Under this component, subsidy would be provided on home loans taken by eligible urban poor (EWS/LIG/ MIG-I/ MIG-II) for acquisition and construction of house. Credit linked subsidy would also be available for housing loans availed for new construction and for addition of rooms, kitchen, toilet etc, to existing dwellings as incremental housing. The carpet area of houses constructed under this component of the mission would be up to 30 square meters for EWSA, 60 Square Meters for LIG, 120 sqm for MIG I and 150 Sqm for MIG II. The benefit of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme may be taken by the Economical Weaker sections or Low/Middle Income Groups for purchase of houses under any project. The maximum annual income for eligibility of beneficiaries under the scheme can be up to Rs.18 lakhs. It covers a very large section of population which aspires to own a home.

So far, houses acquired under CLSS attracted effective GST rate of 18% (effective GST rate of 12% after deducting value of land). The concessional rate of 12% was applicable only on houses constructed under the other three components of the Housing for All (Urban) Mission/Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana (Urban), namely (i) ln-situ redevelopment of existing slums using land as a resource component; (ii) Affordable Housing in partnership and (iii) Beneficiary led individual house construction/enhancement. The exemption has now been recommended for houses acquired under the CLSS component also. Therefore, the buyers would be entitled to interest subsidy under the Scheme as well to a lower concessional rate of GST of 8% (effective rate after deducting value of land).
The GST Council has also recommended that the benefit of concessional rate of GST of 12% (effective GST rate of 8% after deducting value of land) applicable to houses supplied to existing slum dwellers under the in-situ redevelopment of existing slums using land as a resource component of PMAY may be extended to houses purchased by persons other than existing slum dwellers also. This would make the in-situ redevelopment of existing slums using land as a resource component of PMAY more attractive to builders as well as buyers.

The third recommendation of the Council is to include houses constructed for 'Economically Weaker Section (EWS)’ under the Affordable Housing in partnership (PMAY) under the concessional rate of GST of 8% (effective rate after deducting value of land). This will support construction of houses up to 30 sqm carpet area.

The Fourth Recommendation of the Council is to extend the concessional rate of 12% to services by way of construction of low cost houses up to a carpet area of 60 sqm in a housing project which has been given infrastructure status under notification No. 13/06/2009 dated 30th March, 2009. The said notification of Department of Economic Affairs provides infrastructure status to Affordable Housing.
Affordable Housing has been defined in the said notification as a housing project using at least 50% of the FAR/FSI for dwelling units with carpet area of not more than 60 sqm. The recommendation of the Council would extend the concessional rate of 8% GST (after deducting value of land) to construction of flats/ houses of less than 60 sqm in projects other than the projects covered by any scheme of the Central or State Government also.

In addition to the above, in order to provide a fillip to the housing and construction sector, GST Council has decided to give exemption to leasing of land by Government to Governmental Authority or Government Entity. [Government Entity is defined to mean an authority or board or any other body including a society, trust, corporation, (i) set-up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature; or (ii) established by any Government, with 90% or more participation by way of equity or control, to carry out any function entrusted by the Central Government, State Government, UT or a local authority].

Also, any sale/lease/sub-lease of land as a part of the composite sale of flats has also been exempted from GST. Therefore, in effect, the Government does not levy GST on supply of land whether by way of sale or lease or sub-lease to the buyer of flats and in fact, gives a deduction on account of the value of land included in the value of flats and only the value of flat is subjected to GST.

It may be recalled that all inputs used in and capital goods deployed for construction of flats, houses, etc attract GST of 18% or 28%. As against this, most of the housing projects in the affordable segment in the country would now attract GST of 8% (after deducting value of land). As a result, the builder or developer will not be required to pay GST on the construction service of flats etc. in cash but would have enough ITC (input tax credits) in his books to pay the output GST, in which case, he should not recover any GST payable on the flats from the buyers. He can recover GST from the buyers of flats only if he recalibrates the cost of the flat after factoring in the full ITC available in the GST regime and reduces the ex-GST price of flats.

The builders/developers are expected to follow the principles laid down under Section 171 of the GST Act scrupulously. The above changes have come into force with effect from 25 January 2018.

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GST Council recommends relief in GST on Circus, Dance and Theatrical Performances


Ministry of Finance

GST Council recommends relief in GST on Circus, Dance and Theatrical Performances

Threshold Exemption under GST for admission to such cultural and sports events in the country increased from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 per person.

7 FEB 2018 1:48PM

In its Meeting held on 18th January, 2018, the GST Council has recommended that for the purpose of GST exemption, the threshold price limit of Admission Ticket for circus, dance,theatrical performances including drama or dance, award functions, pageants, concerts, musical performances, and recognized sporting events may be increased from Rs. 250 per person to Rs.500 per person. The Council has further recommended that admission to planetarium may also been given the benefit of this threshold exemption up to Rs.500 per person.

The Notifications giving effect to the recommendations of the Council have been issued on 25th January, 2018. Accordingly, from 25th January 2018, the Admission Ticket to circus, dance, theatrical performances including drama or dance, award functions, pageants, concerts, musical performances, recognized sporting events and planetarium up to Rs.500 per person have been exempted from GST. This measure is expected to promote such cultural and sports events in the country.

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National Council Staff Side Secretary writes to Finance Ministry regarding the exemption of Transport Allowance and Medical Reimbursement from Income Tax


National Council Staff Side Secretary writes to Finance Ministry regarding the exemption of Transport Allowance and Medical Reimbursement from Income Tax

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultation, Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E.Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2018
Dated: February 2, 2018
Hon'ble Finance Minister,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
North Block,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: General Budget 2018-19

We hope that, standard deduction, up to Rs.40,000 in the Budget (2018-19) announcement, was provided to give some relief to the salaried class, but at the same time, there is serious resentment in the salaried class in general and the Central Government Employees in particular because of non-enhancement of limit of the Income Tax.

We were hopeful that, in this budget, the Central Government would provide Income Tax exemption, if not Rupees Five Lakh, definitely Four Lakh, but nothing has been done, which has resulted in desperation in the Government Employees. Moreover, Education Cess has been increased from 3% to 4%, which will further put additional tax burden on the salaried class. In such a situation standard deduction given by the government will definitely not going to help to any salaried employees.
Not only the above, Transport Allowance and Medical Reimbursement, used to exempt earlier, have also been stopped in this budget, has given another blow to the salaried class.

Since there is all-round resentment in the salaried class, it would be in all appropriateness if the Income Tax Exemption is enhanced to minimum Rupees Four Lakh.

Sir, Government Employees are also very eagerly awaiting for improvement in the Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as well as announcement of the Guaranteed Pension to the employees covered under the National Pension System(NPS). These also need to be given top priority to keep industrial peace among the Government Employees.

It is also requested that, Transport Allowance and Medical Reimbursement, almost exempted from the Income Tax, should also remain exempted from the Income Tax, to give some relief to the government employees in distress.

With Kind Regards
Sincerely yours
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)
Source: NCJCM

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India.

No.125/1/2015-16-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Dated: 02.02.2018
CIRCULAR

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 04.12.2015 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees(copy enclosed) and to inform that the Youth Hostel Association of India has offered various adventure programmes for Central Government Employees as per annexure.

3. Interested and eligible Central Government Employees may submit his/her application to Secretary, CCSCSB, Room no. 361-8 wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan,Khan Market, New Delhi or through e-mail at doptsports@gmail.com. The reimbursement as admissible will be made after successful completion of programme. The applicant may submit expenditure details (fee receipt & Tickets in original) along with Aadhar Number and Bank Details (Name of Bank, Account Number, LESC Code and Branch Code) for smooth reimbursement of claim.

4. If there is any query regarding the payment of fee, availability of slot in respect of the above mentioned programme, applicant may contact Shri Ankit Gupta, Marketing Officer, 011-45999026.

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(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Outsourcing of jobs in Government Departments

Departments, Outsourcing government jobs, Outsourcing jobs, PENSIONS
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
 Outsourcing of jobs in Government Departments
outsourcing-central-government-jobs

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:17PM by PIB Delhi

A Ministry or Department may procure certain non- consulting services in the interest of economy and efficiency and prescribe detailed instructions and procedures for this purpose without, however, contravening the basic guidelines provided in rule 199 to 206 of "General Financial Rules 2017" (GFR 2017). As each Ministry/Department is competent to procure services at their level to meet seasonal or short-term requirements, the centralised data is not maintained in this regard.

There are detailed procedures laid down for procurement of such non-consulting services including e-procurement in Chapter 6 of the GFR 2017 and the "Manual for Procurement of Consultancy & Other Services, 2017".  Ministries are competent to decide the mode depending on the nature of work, nature of competency required etc. Any deviation or violation can be dealt by the Ministry appropriately. The wages for the persons engaged on contract/outsourcing cannot be less than the minimum wage fixed/notified by the concerned State Government.

The Government posts are regularly filled up in accordance with the recruitment rules. Each Ministry/Department is responsible for appointment of regular employees against vacant posts after completing all procedural formalities. The centralised data of vacancies and backlog vacancies is not maintained.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, AtomicDr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

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Scheme for Compassionate Appointment - Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection


Scheme for Compassionate Appointment - Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection

Principal Controller of Accounts (Ordnance Factories), Kolkata published on 5.2.2018

Ministry of Defence (Finance)
Block, New Delhi
DAD - Coord
Room No.24-A, South Block, New Delhi

Sub: Scheme for Compassionate Appointment - Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection.
A copy of Ministry of Defence D(Lab) ID No.19(2)/2017-D (Lab) dated 09.01.2018 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action please.
sd/-
(Rajesh Kalia)
SO (DAD-Coord)
Ministry of Defence
D (Lab)

Sub: Scheme for compassionate appointment - Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the nodal department for Government of India's Scheme for compassionate Appoinment. While considering requests for compassionate appointment, a balanced and objective assessment of financial condition of the families of the applicants has to be made taking into account the assets and liabilities and other relevant factors. The main object of the Scheme is to alleviate the family of the deceased government servant/member of the Armed Forces from indigence and help it get over the emergency. Accordingly, vide Ministry of Defence I.D. No.271/93/D(Lab) dated 2.11.93, Ministry of Defence had developed a 100-point weightage system containing various parameters/attributes to decide the most deserving cases amongst the large number of Defence ID No. 19(4)/824-99/1998-D(Lab) dated 9.3.2001. Consequent upon implementation of the 6th CPC Report, parameters of all these attributes were further revised in 2010 vide MoD note No. 19 (3)/2009/D(Lab) dated 22.1.2010 and 14.5.2010. Presently, the attributes on 100-points scale are - Quantum of Family Pension (20 Points); Terminal Benefits (10 points); Monthly income of family from other sources (05 points); Movable/immovable property held by the family (10 points); No. of dependents (15 points), No. of unmarried daughters (15 points); No. of minor children (15 points) and Left over service (10 points). As per the parctice, compassionate appointment is given to the highest score earner.

2. Now, consequent upon implementation of the 7th CPC pay structure, the finacial parameters are required to be revised again. Certain organisations/ formations under Ministry of Defence have been requesting for revision of relative merit points and procedure for selecting the most indigent applicant(s) for compassionate appointment after death/medically boarding-out of the Government servant/member of the Armed Forces on whose income the family was wholly dependent.

3. As per 7th CPC structure, the minimum pension stands revised from Rs.3,500 p.m. (as per 6th CPC) to Rs.9,000 p.m. which approximately comes out to be 2.57 times the old pension. The Govt. of India have also approved this factor of 2.57 for working out revised pay, based on which DCRG, Family Pension and Leave encashment are calculate. Accordingly, the monetary parameters/attributes such as Family Pension, Terminal Benefits, Monthly income of earning member(s) and income from property and lates market value of the Movable/Immovable property have been revised by the multiplying the fitment factor of 2.57 or so, for arriving at the present-day weightage points. However, other non-monetary parameters/attributes viz. No. of Dependents, No. of Unmarried Daughter, No. of Minor Children and Leftover Service have been kept unchanged.

4. Accordingly, with the approval of the competent authority, various parameters on the 100- points scale of weightage system stand revised as under with immediate effect:-

(a) Basic Family Pension / Monthly Amount received under National Pension System
(20 points)
7CPC-mod-orders


(d) Movable/immovable property of the family (Latest Market Value including Fixed Deposit/Bank balance etc. but excluding the lump sum amount received as mentioned in (b) above
(10 points)
7thCPC-mod-orders

5. the revised guidelines will take place with immediate effect. However, cases already considered by the Boards of Officers constituted for considering requests for compassionate appointment as per the previous guidelines need not be re-opened.
6. However, for considering belated requests for compassionate appointment where the death/disablement of Govt. servant/member of Armed Forces took place long ago, weightage points towards 'Terminal Benefits' may be awarded in the following manner:-
(a) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occured prior to 9.3.2001, parameters of 'Terminal Benefits' given in MoD ID note dated 2.11.1993 will be applicable:
(b) For cases where death of the deceased Govt, servant occurred on or after 9.3.2001 till 21.1.2010, parameters of 'Terminal Benefits' given in Mod ID note dated 9.3.2001 will be applicable: and
(c) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occurred on or after 22.1.2010 till 31.12.2015, parameters of 'Terminal Benefits' given in MoD ID note dated 22.1.2010 will be applicable.
7. All the concerned are advised to strictly follow these weightage points and guidelines keeping in view the instruction issued by the DoP&T/MoD, from time to time for assessing comparative merit of the applicants for compassionate appointment.
(S S S SARMA)
Director (Estt. & CP), Govt. of India
Source: www.pcafys.nic.in

Maximum Age Limit in case of Appointment by Deputation - Dopt


Maximum Age Limit in case of Appointment by Deputation - Dopt

AB-14017/11/2017-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.(RR)
North Block, New Delhi
Date: 5th February, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub:- Maximum age limit in case of appointment by deputation / deputation (including short term contract)

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. AB-14017/48/92-Estt (RR) dated 17th November, 1992 on the subject mentioned above. The Recruitment Rules in respect of a number of posts provide for appointment by the method of deputation / deputation (including short term contract). As per existing instructions, the maximum age limit for appointment on deputation / deputation (including short term contract) is ‘not exceeding fifty six years on the closing date of receipt of application. In recent past, this Department has received several requests for revision of the maximum age limit for appointment on deputation/deputation (including short term contract) basis

2. The matter has, therefore, been examined in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission. Keeping in view the fact that gaining experience in analogous posts at SAG and above levels take time, the limited number of officers available at these levels and to tap the talent/service of officers who have rich domain experience, it has been decided that the following age limit shall be prescribed for appointment on deputation / deputation (including short term contract) basis:-
(i) For posts in the SAG level and above (i.e. Level-14 of the Pay Matrix and above):-
'Not exceeding fifty eight years' on the closing date of receipt of application.
(ii) For posts below the SAG level (below Level-14 of the Pay Matrix):-
'Not exceeding fifty six years' on the closing date of receipt of application.
3. The Administrative Ministries are requested to take necessary action for amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules to incorporate the revised age limit for deputation/deputation (including short term contract) for posts of the level of SAG and above.
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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.dopt.gov.in

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance
 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3
New Delhi, Dated: 25-01-2018
The General Manager (P);
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Railway Board's letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 circulating therewith Office Memorandum No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 of the Deptt. of Personal & Training (DOP&T) containing revised policy instructions on Children Education Allowance admissible to Government servants based on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

2. Deptt. of Personnel & Training has now issued another OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.08.2017 regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees. A copy of the said O.M. is enclosed herewith.

The aforesaid instructions of the DOP&T may be adopted mutatis-mutandis in respect of railway employees.
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(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board
Source: Railway Board
cea-orders-railways


Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018

Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018

No.II/95/Pt.X
Dated: 01/02/2018
The General Secretaries
of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,
Sub: Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018 - reg.

The GS/NFIR discussed with Railway Board on 31st Jan 2018 and reminded the following issues raised by the Federation from time to time:-

(i) Action to be expedited in the light of Supreme Court’s order for continuation of LARSGESS with proper safeguards.

(ii) Dispensing with 'Very Good' benchmark for granting financial upgradation under MACPS in Railways - already inputs given by NFIR.

(iii) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006 agreed with the NFIR on 5th Jan, 2018 in the meeting by CRB.

(iv) A venue of promotion for filling the vacancies of Station Managers in the wake of merger of GP 2800 with GP 4200. Federation requested the Railway Board to take speedy action on NFIR’s proposal.

(v) Keeping Ticekt Checking as separate category while taking steps in respect of commercial categories as per record note of discussions held with the NFIR.

Forwarded to the affiliates for information and conveying appropriately to the staff concerned.

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

Extension of benefit of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (Non-functional) to staff working in the cadre of Pharmacist in case of transfer on own request


Extension of benefit of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (Non-functional) to staff working in the cadre of Pharmacist in case of transfer on own request

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VI No. 383
RBE No. 12/2018
No.PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/10
New Delhi, Dated: 23.01.2018
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Extension of benefit of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (Non-functional) to staff working in the cadre of Pharmacist in case of transfer on own request.

Pharmacists who join in the entry grade of GP Rs. 2800/- (presently Level 5) are eligible for non-functional upgradation to GP Rs. 4200/- (presently Level 6) after 2 years of regular service in the Grade, in terms of RBE No. 47/2010 dated 30.03.2010 as further clarified vide RBE No. 165/2010 dated 19.11.2010.

2. In the case of a Pharmacist who opts for an own request transfer to a different Railway / seniority units on bottom seniority, a query has been raised by North Western Railway as to whether the benefit of counting service in the old seniority unit will apply for the grant of Non-functional Upgradation to GP Rs. 4200/- (Level 6) for the said pharmacists, in the new seniority unit.

3. It is pointed out that the specific issue raised in para 2 above is already covered by circular No. E(NG)I-2006/PN1/5 dated 21.03.2006 (circulated as RBE No. 34/2006) and may be dealt in accordance with the terms of the said circular.

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(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission - II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Expected DA: DA from Jan 2018 - 7% to All CG Employees and Pensioners


Expected DA: DA from Jan 2018 - 7% to All CG Employees and Pensioners

AICPIN for December 2017 has been released and there is no impact on Central Dearness Allowance with effect from January 2018. As we expected earlier, the same 2% of additional Dearness Allowance for existing CG Employees and 2% Dearness Relief for CG Pensioners effective from 1.1.2018.

Even the All-India CPI-IW for December, 2017 decreased by 2 points and stands at 286 (two hundred and eighty six), the calculation of DA remains at same.

So, the total Dearness Allowance will be 7% with effect from 1st January 2018.

Month / Year AICPIN
JANUARY 2017 274 (-1)
FEBRUARY 2017 274 (0)
MARCH 2017 275 (+1)
APRIL 2017 277 (+2)
MAY 2017 278 (+1)
JUNE 2017 280 (+2)
Total Increased 6 Points
Month / Year AICPIN
JULY 2017 285 (+5)
AUGUST 2017 285 (0)
SEPTEMBER 2017 285 (0)
SEPTEMBER 2017 287 (+2)
SEPTEMBER 2017 288 (+1)
DECEMBER 2017  286 (-2)
Total Increased 6 Points

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