Friday, 13 April 2018

Over Time Allowance – Defence Industrial

Over Time Allowance – Defence Industrial


No. Pay/Tech-II/73

Date: – 12/04/2018

To
1) All Controller of Finance & Accounts (Fys)
2) All Br. AOs

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowances(OTA) in the revise pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act.1948.

MoD No 13(3)/2016/D(Civ-II) dated 26.02.2018, received under OFB, Kolkata letter bearing No. 525/Genl/Per/Policy(VI) dated 19.03.2018 regarding payment of Overtime Allowance to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 01.01.2016 subject to the conditions mentioned therein, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

Further, in case of the OT element of Piece Workers in respect of Overtime upto 9 hours a day or 48 hours in a week is to be worked out on the basis of Piece Work Correlation on 6th CPC pay scale till finalization of the same on revised pay structure.

Signed copy

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan

No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)

Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi 9th April, 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/720/A/D(Pen/Sers)/98 dated 13.10.1998 as amended vide letter No. B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/266/A/D(Pen/Sers)/2003 dated 12.3.2003, No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 3.9.2009 and No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 9.9.2009 regarding enhancement of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Rs. 3,500/- per month with effect from 1.1.2006 in respect of Burma/Pakistan Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners as well as Burma Army Pensioners of Nepalese origin drawing pension in India as well as in Nepal.

2. In implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the minimum pension/family pension to Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners has been revised to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016 under this Ministry’s letter No. 17(2)/2016/D(Pen/ Policy) dated 4.9.2017. The President is pleased to sanction enhancement, on compassionate grounds, Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance to the following category of pensioners/ family pensioners from Rs. 3,500/- per month to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016.

(a) Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners migrated from Pakistan.

(b) Burma Army pensioners/ family pensioners who are Indian nationals and drawing their pension in India.

(c) Burma Army pensioners of Nepalese origin who are drawing pension in India and Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices in Nepal.

3. The Ex-gratia adhoc allowance in each case will be so fixed as to increase the existing Ex-gratia adhoc allowance and any relief sanctioned by the Government of India/ Burma/ Pakistan to Rs. 9,000/- per month as on 1.1.2016.

4. The Burma / Pakistan Army pensioners/ family pensioners getting enhancement of Ex-gratia Allowance under these orders will also be entitled to dearness relief on the enhanced Ex-gratia adhoc allowance at the new rates with effect from 1.1.2016 admissible to and notified for Armed Forces pensioners from time to time.

5.The Payment of Dearness Relief under these orders from the dates indicated above shall be made after adjusting the installments of enhanced Dearness Relief already sanctioned and paid to these categories of pensioners. Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

6.The extra liability on account of grant/revision of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance will be borne by the Government of India and the expenditure will be debitable to the following head of account.

Account Code No.        
Description
2235 Social Security and welfare, 60 Other Social Security and welfare Programmes, 102 Pension under Social Security Schemes.”
Ex-Gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners migrated from Pakistan and Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Indian origin.

“Major Head 2071 Pensions and other Retirement Benefits, 02 Defence-101 Army.”         
Ex-Gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Nepalese Origin drawing pension in India or from Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices, Nepal.



7.The pre-revised Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc.) already drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onwards shall be adjusted shall be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become payable with effect from 1.1.2016 under these orders.

8. Policy and procedure regarding payment of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance shall continue to be governed by the existing instructions issued in the matter so far.

9.It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar Linked Bank Accounts.

10.This issues with the concurrence of Defence(Fin) vide their ID No.10(01)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 28-02-2018.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed Copy
Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan

No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)

Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi 9th April, 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/720/A/D(Pen/Sers)/98 dated 13.10.1998 as amended vide letter No. B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/266/A/D(Pen/Sers)/2003 dated 12.3.2003, No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 3.9.2009 and No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 9.9.2009 regarding enhancement of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Rs. 3,500/- per month with effect from 1.1.2006 in respect of Burma/Pakistan Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners as well as Burma Army Pensioners of Nepalese origin drawing pension in India as well as in Nepal.

2. In implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the minimum pension/family pension to Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners has been revised to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016 under this Ministry’s letter No. 17(2)/2016/D(Pen/ Policy) dated 4.9.2017. The President is pleased to sanction enhancement, on compassionate grounds, Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance to the following category of pensioners/ family pensioners from Rs. 3,500/- per month to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016.

(a) Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners migrated from Pakistan.

(b) Burma Army pensioners/ family pensioners who are Indian nationals and drawing their pension in India.

(c) Burma Army pensioners of Nepalese origin who are drawing pension in India and Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices in Nepal.

3. The Ex-gratia adhoc allowance in each case will be so fixed as to increase the existing Ex-gratia adhoc allowance and any relief sanctioned by the Government of India/ Burma/ Pakistan to Rs. 9,000/- per month as on 1.1.2016.

4. The Burma / Pakistan Army pensioners/ family pensioners getting enhancement of Ex-gratia Allowance under these orders will also be entitled to dearness relief on the enhanced Ex-gratia adhoc allowance at the new rates with effect from 1.1.2016 admissible to and notified for Armed Forces pensioners from time to time.

5.The Payment of Dearness Relief under these orders from the dates indicated above shall be made after adjusting the installments of enhanced Dearness Relief already sanctioned and paid to these categories of pensioners. Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

6.The extra liability on account of grant/revision of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance will be borne by the Government of India and the expenditure will be debitable to the following head of account.

Account Code No.        
Description
2235 Social Security and welfare, 60 Other Social Security and welfare Programmes, 102 Pension under Social Security Schemes.”
Ex-Gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners migrated from Pakistan and Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Indian origin.

“Major Head 2071 Pensions and other Retirement Benefits, 02 Defence-101 Army.”         
Ex-Gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Nepalese Origin drawing pension in India or from Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices, Nepal.



7.The pre-revised Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc.) already drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onwards shall be adjusted shall be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become payable with effect from 1.1.2016 under these orders.

8. Policy and procedure regarding payment of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance shall continue to be governed by the existing instructions issued in the matter so far.

9.It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar Linked Bank Accounts.

10.This issues with the concurrence of Defence(Fin) vide their ID No.10(01)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 28-02-2018.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed Copy

GPF Interest rate from 1st April 2018 (7.6%)

GPF Interest rate from 1st April 2018 (7.6%)

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)
F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018
Government of India

Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 11th April, 2018

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.6% (Seven point six per cent) w.e.f. 1st April, 2018 to 30th June, 2018.

This rate will be in force w.e.f.1st April, 2018. The funds concerned are:—

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Anjana Vashishtha)
Deputy Secretary (Budget)

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Defence Accounts Department Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

Defence Accounts Department Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

04-April-2018

DAD Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

The Defence Accounts Department is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the pay accounts of million plus Jawans and JCOs of Indian Army. The Pay Accounts Offices (PAOs) of this department are at the forefront of the concerted efforts that are being put in to ensure that these men get their correct dues within reasonable time frame.

An important requirement to meet the expectations of the end user and ensuring their contentment is that the JCOs/ORs understands their dues and their entitlement. If they further appreciate the processes involved in acceptance or denial of any dues, it would equip them with enough knowledge to have better awareness to contest entitlement inconsistencies, if any.

This handbook was conceptualized with the aim to provide more grasp on the rules of entitlement as well as to have complete transparency of procedures in the PAOs. This first edition contains all the procedures right from the inception stage of publishing and processing of the daily Part II orders, till the final processing and disbursement of entitlements.

The book also details the functional boundaries and constraints of PAOs. The chapters are so ordered that they lay down entitlement parameters in a user-friendly manner. Each of the chapter seeks to enlighten the JCOs/OR on the documentary and procedural requirements for processing an entitlement.

The audit and procedural requirements behind processing of Contingent Bill items, AFPP Fund claims, MACPs, transfer/deputation, leave/TD etc., are all detailed in distinct chapters of the handbook. The deductions from pay and allowances, bank account details, etc. are also elaborated in the book.

In a unique separate chapter interpretation of the Monthly Pay Slip has been elaborated. It details item-wise description of notifications provided in the Pay Slip, which, it is expected, would not only ameliorate grievances of Jawans at the inception stage but also give him confidence regarding legitimacy of the entitlements so granted. A chapter on general FAQs is also included for assistance and ready references

The book has sought to cover all the parameters of pay and allowances of JCOs/ORs, incorporating the 7th CPC entitlements as well, wherever available on the date of publication. This book in pdf format is also available on the website of PAO(OR) AMC & 11 GRRC as well as of PCDA(CC), Lucknow.

PIB

Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the railways

Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the railways

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No.54/2018.

No.E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45

New Delhi, Dated:05/04/2018.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units/
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the railways.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)11/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22.05.2015 (RB No. 49/2015).

Attention is invited to instructions under reference prescribing, inter-alia, minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist, Grade-III in Level-5 (Pay Band -1 of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay of Rs.2800) as under:-

“10+2 in Science or its equivalent with 02 (two) years Diploma in Pharmacy and registration with Pharmacy Council of India or registration with State Pharmacy Council”.

2. The review of qualification for the above post has been under consideration of this Ministry, pursuant to the issue raised by both the recognized Federations. Accordingly, it has been examined in consultation with Health and Pay Commission Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board that the qualification for the post of Pharmacist, Grade III in Level-5 will be as under:-

“10+2 in Science or its equivalent with Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948

OR

Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharma) from a recognized University or equivalent and Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948″

3. These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter. Cases already under process will continue to be dealt in terms of earlier instructions.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Ravi Shekhar)
Jt. Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board

Signed copy

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. : 99
RBE No.: 47/2018

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3

New Delhi, dated: 27.03.2018

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub :- Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.

A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/06/2018-P&PW(G) dated 22.03.2018 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and compliance. This order shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

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

3. Hindi version is attached below.

Encl. As above.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3
New Delhi, dated: 27.03.2018

Implementation of GDS-Committee Report Expected End of April 2018

Implementation of GDS-Committee Report Expected End of April 2018

Today on Dt 9/04/2018, Com. R.N Parashar S/G NFPE & G/S – PIII and Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & G/S R-III, met the officers in Directorate.

As per information received from Directorate the work of approval of GDS committee Report by the Government of India is in final stage and the orders for implementation of GDS-Committee Report are  to be issued by the end of this month i.e. April 2018.

Source: https://nfpe.blogspot.in

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