Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards

Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

No. 14-3/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Dated : 24April, 2018
To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards - reg.

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January, 2018 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/1/2018-E-II(B) dated 15.03.2018, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 19.03.2018 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 28.03.2018, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2018. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2018.

2. The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 05/FA/2018/CS dated 24/04/2018.
S/d,
(R L. Patel)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) through Automated System of Allotment (ASA) launched

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) through Automated System of Allotment (ASA) launched

Facility will be extended to the applicants of 8 other cities where ASA has been implemented
24 APR 2018

Sh. Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) launched a Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of Government accommodations in General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) in Delhi under the control of the Directorate of Estates, here today. Secretary, Housing and Urban Affairs, Sh. Durga Shanker Mishra and other senior officers of the ministry were also present on the occasion. The application has been developed by NIC. The dedicated application of online allotment i.e. e-Awas will support this App. A total number of 61,317 residential accommodations of various types are available in Delhi which are allotted to the eligible Central Government employees through Automated System of Allotment (ASA), by using login Id and password. The app will facilitate the applicants of the Central Government accommodation in Delhi as well as those who are in waiting list, to apply for allotment, view waiting list and the allotment lists. The app is user friendly and can be made operative from an android mobile phone. It can be downloaded free of cost from the website of GPRA i.e. https://gpra.nic.in .

The facility will be extended to the applicants of 8 other cities where ASA has been implemented and for the purpose of registration and filling of DE-II form.

Source : PIB

Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of the unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator


Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of the unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator.
F. No. 11/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 13th April, 2018
To
Shri S. G. Mishra
Secretary, Staff Side
National Council Staff Side (JCM),
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110 001

Subject: Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of the unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter no. NC-JCM-2008/6th CPC dated 14.08.2017 on the subject cited above and to say that the comments received from Department of Pension & PW vide OM No. 42/21/2009-P&PW(G)33199 dated 09/04/2018 regarding Parity/Modified Parity in pension/revised pension/family pension of all pre-1996 retirees with those who retired on or after 01.01.2006 is enclosed.

2. It is requested that comments on the aforesaid item if any, may please be forwarded to this  Department.

Encl.: As above.
Yours sincerely
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)
Tele: 23092110
No. 42/21/2009-P&PW(G)/33199
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 09th April, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator-Comments of DoPPW


The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT's DO No. 11/1/2015-JCA dated 26.03.2018 on the subject cited above and to say that the comments of this Department in respect of Item No 15,16,17 & 21 are enclosed (Annex-A).

2. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl: Annex-A
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Shri D.K.Sengupta
Deputy Secretary (J CA)
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Annex-A
Item no. 15,16,17&21:- Parity/ Modified Parity in pension/revised pension/family pension of all pre-1996 retirees with those who retired on or after 01.01.2006 .

In accordance with an Office Memorandum dated 01.09.2008, for revision of the pension of the pre-2006 pensioners, the pension/family pension of existing pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners was to be consolidated with effect from 01.01.2006 by adding together (i) The existing pension/family pension (ii) Dearness Pension, where applicable (iii) Dearness relief upto AICPI (IW) average index 536 (Base year 19823100) i.e. @ 24% of Basic Pension/Basic family pension plus dearness pension as admissible and (iv) fitment weightage @ 40% of the existing pension/family pension. Para 4.2 of the Office Memorandum dated 01.09.2008 provided that the fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty per cent of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band plus the Grade Pay corresponding to the pre-revised Pay Scale from which the pensioner had retired and in the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty per cent of the minimum of the revised Pay Scale.

2. Clarification on various provisions of the OM dated 1.9.2008 were issued vide Department of Pension and PW OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) pt. 1 dated 3.10.2008. In regard to Para 4.2 of the OM dated 1.9.2008 the following clarification was issued:-

 "The pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale. For example, if a pensioner had retired in the pro-revised scale of pay of Rs.18400-22400, the corresponding pay band being Rs. 37400-67000 and the corresponding grade pay being Rs. 10,000/- p.m., his minimum guaranteed pension would be 50% of Rs. 37,4001 Rs. 10,000 (i.e. Rs. 23,700).

The pension will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable on 01.01.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs. 3500/- p.m.

In case the pension consolidated as per para 4.1 of OM.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension) will be treated as Basic Pension."

3. In the Agenda item, the JCM (Staff side) claimed that the revised pension/family pension of all pic-2006 pensioners/family pensioners would not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay band l grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. l/l/2008-IC dated 30.8.2008.

4. In the last meeting of the Anomaly Committee the staff side argued that a reading of the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission on the matter indicated that the intent of the Pay Commission was to grant modified parity to pro-01.01.2006 pensioners by allowing the same fitment benefit as is being recommended to the existing Government employees subject to the provision that revised pension shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band prescribed for the grade pay and the sum of the grade pay with reference to the minimum of the pay band plus the grade pay which is not consistent with the recommendation of the Sixth CPC. Officer of Department of Expenditure stated that this was not the intent of me recommendation of the Pay Commission. After some discussion, the Staff Side request the Official Side to examine the matter once again.

5. After the above meeting of the Anomaly Committee, the following decisions have been taken by the Government:
(i) Orders were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner retired. Para 5 of this OM provides that in case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of OM. No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 192008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM. dated 28.1.2013, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

(ii) Subsequently, in compliance of an order dated 1.11.2oll of the Hon'ble CAT, Principal Bench in OA No. 655/2010, order dated 29.4.2013 of Hon'ble, High Court of Delhi in WP (C) No. 1535/2012 and order dated 17.3.2015 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in SLP (C) No. 36148/2013, order were issued vide this Department's 4 O.M. No.38/37/O8-P&PW(A) dated 30.7.2015 that the pension/family pension of all pre ~ 2006 pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department's O.M. No.38/3 7/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of24.9.2012.

(iii) Vide OM. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 6.4.2016, it was decided that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the grade pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.


6. With the issue of the aforesaid orders, the demand of the staff side in regard to modified parity to pre-2006 pensioners has been accepted and implemented.


Source : Confederation

Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat Deputation on Tenure Allowance - Dopt Orders

Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat Deputation on Tenure Allowance - Dopt Orders

Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme

No.2/10/2017-Estt.Pa-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 24th Apri1,2018


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme.

In supersession of the order contained in OM No.2/22(A)/2008-Estt.(Pay II) dated 3rd September, 2008 and in continuation of this Department’s OM No.2/10/2017-Estt.(Pay II) dated 7th December, 2017, the President is pleased to decide that the officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services, on their posting as Under Secretary / Deputy Secretary /Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central staffing scheme will be entitled to get their pay fixed in the applicable revised Pay Level attached to the post or to draw their basic pay plus Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance on the following terms and conditions

(a) The officers of the All India Services and organized Group 'A' Central Services posted in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme as Under Secretary/ Deputy Secretary/ Director will be treated as on deputation outside their cadre i.e. to ex-cadre post;

(b) Their posting will be subject to a prescribed tenure on the expiry of which they will revert to their cadre post in their parent Departments;

(c) During their tenure as Under Secretary /Deputy Secretary /Director, the officers will be paid CDTA at the rate of 10% of their basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000;

(d) The allowance will be paid to the officers for the period of deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme approved by the competent authority;

(e) No allowance will be admissible to officers of these services posted as Joint Secretaries and above in the Central Secretariat;

(f) No allowance will be admissible to officers of the All India Services and organized Group 'A' Central Services posted as Under Secretaries/ Deputy Secretaries/ Directors who are given extension or re-employment after superannuation; and

(g) 'Basic pay' in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

(b) In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded during continuance of deputation on account of Proforma Promotion, Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) or any other upgradation, such upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of CDTA.

(i) If during the continuance of deputation an officer gets an upgradation in his parent cadre by way of Proforma Promotion, Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) or any other upgradation to Level 14 of the Pay Matrix, he shall be given the option to draw the personal pay in accordance with Rule 12 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as amended vide Department of Expenditure notification No.1-2/2016-IC dated 15/6/2017 without CDTA or the pay which he was drawing before such upgradation with CDTA, whichever is more beneficial.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1st July,2017.

3. Insofar as application of these orders to the officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://dopt.gov.in/

New Initiatives by EPFO to provide services and timely information to all stake holders


Ministry of Labour & Employment

New Initiatives by EPFO to provide services and timely information to all stake holders
25 APR 2018
EPFO has taken a number of e-initiatives to provide services and timely information to all its stakeholders in tune with the government's motto of minimum government and maximum governance.  It has now been decided to publish the age-band wise estimate of all new subscribers as declared by their employers. The new employees have been categorised in six age bands like less than 18; 18-21; 22-25; 26-28; 29-35 and more than 35years of age. The information can be accessed at https://epfindia.gov.in. This data can be helpful in policy making, planning and research work as the planners may have an idea as to what is the estimate of employees in different age band.

EPFO has so far been intimating its members by way of SMS on credit of their respective monthly contribution into their accounts.  Now, credit information is available through e-passbook online and UMANG mobile App as well as through missed call service for all members.  EPFO members whose monthly contribution is regularly received may view their contribution details using any of these options.


However, the members whose contributions are not deposited in time remain uninformed.  It has now been decided that an intimation by way of SMS/email shall be sent to members who have registered their Mobile Number / email ID against respective Universal Account Number.

PIB

CPAO: Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh


Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh - reg.

CPAO

No.38/6/18-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 18th January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh - reg.

I am directed to refer to your UO No. CPAO/IT & Tech/U.T. Chandigarh/50/2016-17/167 dated 14th December 2017 on the above subject and to say the in accordance with Rule-2 of CCS (Pension) Rules, these rules are applicable to Government servants appointed substantively to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union. As mentioned in your note dated 24.4.2017, the employees and pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh are governed by the rules and orders as applicable to the employees of Punjab Civil Services. However, the employees of other U.T. Administrations are governed by the rules regulating the service conditions of Central Government employees.

2. MHA, in their OM dated 24.3.1984 has also clarified that the employees of Union Territory Administration other than Chandigarh are governed by CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and that the pay scales and conditions of service of employees of Chandigarh Administration are not covered by the rules governing Central Government employees. Thus, there is no inconsistency in the note dated 24th March, 1984 of MHA. Therefore, there is no need for any amendment to the note of MHA.

sd/-
(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
Source: http://cpao.nic.in/

Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir


Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir

CPAO

CPAO/IT&Tech/Simplification/11.Vol-VI/2017-18/2016
Dated: 12.03.2018
Subject: Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir.

On death of the pensioners/family pensioners, the pension account is closed by the bank and the balance amount in the account of pensioners/family pensioners is paid to the nominees/legal heirs. However, it is observed that the life time arrears arising subsequently on account of Pay Commission etc. are not paid to the nominees/legal heirs of the deceased pensioners/family pensioners either on account of fact that the pension/family pension is not revised by the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA) or the amount of arrears of revised pension/family pension is not paid due to closure of the bank account. In such cases action is to be taken by the concerned Pay & Accounts Officer as per provision of para 7.5.6 of the Civil Accounts Manual (copy attached).

DP&PW vide its OM No. 1/22/2012-P&PW (E) dated 10th July, 2013 (copy enclosed) has clearly defined the procedure so that nominees/legal heirs of pensioners/family pensioners are not subjected to harassment in claiming the payment of arrears of pension.

In view of the above, all the Head of Offices/PAOs/CPPCs of banks are requested to comply with the procedure as mentioned in the above OM of DP&PW for speedy settlement of claims of pension arrears.

sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansar)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Source: http://cpao.nic.in/

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