Friday, 15 June 2018

7th Pay Commission – Dearness Allowance to Haryana Government Employees on revised scales i.e. 5% to 7% effective from 01.01.2018

7th Pay Commission – Dearness Allowance to Haryana Government Employees on revised scales  i.e. 5% to 7% effective from 01.01.2018

No.4/3/2016-5FR/9986
GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Dated, Chandigarh, the 8th June,2018
To
1. All the Heads of Department and Commissioners of Divisions.
2. All the Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) in Haryana.
3. The Registrar, General Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Haryana Government Employees on revised scales (7th Pay Commission) i.e. 5% to 7% effective from 01.01.2018.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to invite reference to Finance Department circular letter No.4/3/2016-5FR/30416 dated 23rd October, 2017 on the subject noted above and to say that the Governor of Haryana is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Haryana Government employees on revised scales of pay shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% of the pay w.e.f. 1st January, 2018.

2. The installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Haryana Government employees with the salary for the month of June, 2018 to be paid in July, 2018.

3. The payment of arrears of enhanced Dearness Allowance for the month from January, 2018 to May, 2018 shall be made in the month of July, 2018.

4. The provisions contained in para 3,4,5,& 7 in FD’s instruction No. 4/3/2016-5FR/35222 dated 25th November, 2016 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these instructions.

5. Copy of these orders may also be downloaded from the web site www.finhry.gov.in.

Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Omwati)
Under Secretary Finance
for Principal Secretary to Government Haryana,
Finance Department.
Signed Copy

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VII/105
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1
RBE No.77/2018
New Delhi, dated 01-06-2018
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Pus
(As per mailing list)
CORRIGENDUM

Sub :- Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances — date of effect.

Please refer this office letter of even number dt. 20.03.2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) on the above subject. In partial modification to the letter dt. 20.03.2018 ibid, it is advised that the second sentence of the said letter may be read as under:-

“This issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 was taken up by the Federations (NFIR & AIRF), and was also raised in PNM forum by NFIR as item No. 06/2018. The issue has been considered and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.”

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

3. Hindi version will follow.
S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage

Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage

Railway Heritage

(Government of India)
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)
No. 2018/Heritage/Misc/1
New Delhi; Dated: 12.06.2018
General Manager(s)
All Indian Railways
Sub: Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage.

For meaningful preservation and revival/ restoration of railway heritage items like steam locomotives, vintage coaches, steam cranes, semaphore signals, station equipment, steam powered equipment etc., Board (MS & FC) has approved contractual engagement of retired railway staff on "Consultant-cum-Coach" basis as per following stipulations initially for a period of one year:
(i) Principal HODs (PHOD) of Zonal Railways shall be empowered to engage retired railway employees having adequate skills for consulting and guiding the process of revival and preservation of heritage items like steam locomotives, vintage coaches, steam cranes, semaphore signals, station equipments, steam powered equipments etc.

(ii) PHODs shall be empowered to 'Search' & 'Select' appropriate retired railway staff for aforesaid engagement keeping in view his/ her good health and level of his/her relevant skills/ knowledge.

(iii) The engagement will be purely on contractual short term basis with a maximum tenure of six months at a time and not against vacancies for doing regular work.

(iv) Number of retired staff and period of engagement will be decided by concerned PHOD in consultation with PFA & PCPO depending upon the actual workload. PHODs can engage up to a maximum of 10 (Ten) retired railway staff (considering that there may be more than one location in the Railway like Workshops, Museums etc. where such engagements are needed concurrently) at any point of time.

(v) The retired railway staff will be paid Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One Thousand Two Hundred only) per day on consolidated basis. However, in no case the remuneration for retired staff shall exceed last pay drawn when added to pension. No other remuneration like OT, TA, DA, accommodation or transport will be admissible.

(vi) The upper age limit for engagement of retired railway staff shall be 65 years.
Sd/-
(Subrata Nath)
Executive Director/Heritage
Railway Board Sd/-
(A K Chandra)
Executive Director/ Transformation Cell
Railway Board
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Policy regarding uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways.

Policy regarding uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards
New Delhi, dated: 08.06.2018
The General Manager, All lndian Railways/PUS, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAlR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Medical Identity Cards - Uniformity and renewal

For bringing uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following.

1. The Medical Identity Card should be a plastic based card, the size of which should be same as that of the debit/credit cards issued by banks.

2. A strip at the top of the card should have different color for serving and retired employees and their dependents as per extant instructions on color of Medical Identity Cards.

3. A separate Medical Identity Card, with unique all India number, should be issued to the employee as well as each dependent. The card of the dependent may also bear the Medical Card number of the primary serving/retired employee. The numbering scheme is to be decided by Establishment Directorate.

4. The level of entitlement of employee, which indicates the level of facilities to be provided to the beneficiaries, should be indicated on the card. The pattern being used by CGHS may be adopted with suitable modifications, if required. Health directorate may decide the same.

5. The Medical Identity Card for beneficiaries upto the age of 15 years should be made valid for 5 years, after which these should be renewed. For beneficiaries above the age of 15 years, the Medical Identity Card should be renewed on attaining the age of 40 years and at the time of retirement. The Medical Identity Card should also be reissued on change of level of entitlement.

6. Only bare minimum information of the beneficiary may be visible on the card. The following data may be printed on the card:

a. The name of the Railway
b. Medical Card Number
c. Name & Medical Card Number of the Primary holder in case of card of dependent
d. Name of the card holder
e. Year of Birth
f. Date of validity of the card
g. Level of entitlement of medical facilities
h. Health Unit
i. Blood Group
j. Photograph
k. Signature/LTI of the beneficiary
l. Signature/Designation of issuing authority
m. Electronic card reading may be incorporated where such systems are implemented.
This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

(Rajesh Gupta)
Executive Director
Transformation Cell
Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

Payment of Pension on higher wages - delay in implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Order: EPFO

Payment of Pension on higher wages - delay in implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Order: EPFO

EPFO

EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Came Place, New Delhi - 110 066
No: ACC/HQ/Pension/Distribution of work/3896
Dated: 08 JUN 2018
To
All Regional Provident Fund Commissioners
In charge of Region
Sub: DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF HON'BLE SUPREME COURT ORDER ON PAYMENT OF PENSION ON HIGHER WAGES - REGARDING.

Sir,
Attention is drawn to Head Office Circular dated 23.03.2017 vide which instructions were issued to all field offices to take necessary action in accordance with the order dated 04.10.2016 of the Hon‘ble Supreme Court in SLP No.33032-33033 of 2015 as approved by the government and as per the provisions of the EPF & MP Act, 1952 and Schemes framed thereunder.
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2. However on review of the information received from field offices it is noticed that following offices as mentioned below have reported for compliance on revised pension on higher wages as referred above.

No. of cases revised for higher wages for the year ending 31st March 2018

3. It has also come to notice that some offices have not complied the instructions of Head Office based on the Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 as referred above on revision of the pension on higher wages despite applications received in this regard, by taking the plea that reference has been made by those offices to Head Office and that reply has not been received for the clarifications / guidelines sought from Head Office.

4. In this context, the following observations may be noted:

i) Payment of benefits to the members of the EPS-95 have to be regulated as per the provisions of the scheme and all concerned are required to comply with the said provisions.
ii) The manual for settlement of pension alongwith the module for calculation in the software has already been circulated from time to time.
iii) Even prior to the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 Pension cases on higher wages were being settled as per the scheme provisions by utilizing the existing software.
iv) IS Division has already clarified that the revision of pension on higher wages can be processed by utilizing the 10D special module.
v) No instructions can be kept aside for compliance only on the ground that reference has been made to Head Office for further clarification on assumption basis without attempting to comply those instructions practically. Moreover, the revision of cases as detailed out in Para 2 above clearly shows that many field offices are taking appropriate actions on the detailed order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court duly circulated by Head Office for compliance by utilizing the provisions already existing in the relevant software, whereas some offices are deliberately not taking any action to revise the pension claims to eligible members by taking one plea or the other.
vi) Field functionaries are expected to know the provisions of the Act and Scheme and comply accordingly.
vii) Most of the references made to Head Office are sent directly bypassing the Zonal Office and containing no recommendations / suggestions of RPFC-I and Addl.CPFC (Zone)
viii) Non-settlement of pension cases in respect of eligible members in light of the Supreme Court order dated 04.10.2016 has not only put the concerned members to inconvenience but may also amount to disobedience of instructions of Head Office for compliance of the order of the Hon'ble Apex Court.

5. Therefore, it is once again directed to take appropriate steps to revise the pension cases of all the eligible members as per the existing software and the provisions in the Pension Scheme. All references made to Head Office on modalities of revision of pension as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court order on the matter may be treated as disposed and Non est.

6. The number of grievances due to non-settlement of eligible cases is rising and it is made clear that the concerned RPFC-I / Incharge of the Region will be held responsible for denial delay in settlement of such cases to eligible applicants. If any applicant is found not eligible for revision of pension as per Hon'ble Supreme Court order, the same must be conveyed to the applicant within seven days of receipt of such request.

7. All the reference made to the Head Office on the issue of revision of pension on higher wages are accordingly diSposed of and in case any Field Office still requires any clarification/guideline, specific query may be forwarded through proper channel to the Head Office duly incorporating the observations/Suggestion of RPFC-I/OIC and ACC Zone in this regard.

Yours faithfully,
(R M. Verma)
Addl.Central P.F.Commissioner (Pension)
Source: https://www.epfindia.gov.in

7th CPC Sports Incentive in the form of Personal Pay to CGE: DoPT OM dated 11.06.2018

7th CPC Sports Incentive in the form of Personal Pay to CGE: DoPT OM dated 11.06.2018

7th CPC Sports Incentive

No. 6/1/2017-Estt (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th June, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario- reg.

Subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC and issuance of CCS(RP) Rules 2016, the system of running Pay Bands and Grade Pays have been replaced by pay matrix. Accordingly, in partial modification of this Department’s OM No. 6/1/2013-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 19.09.2013, the President is pleased to revise the rates of special increment granted in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants, for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, as indicated in Column 5 of Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. The revised rates and these guidelines will be effective from 01.07.2017.

3. In respect of the Government Servants who are already getting the special increments as Personal Pay in accordance with this Department’s OM dated 19.09.2013, the rates for them have also been revised as per Column 5 of the Annexure to this Office Memorandum. The rate of revised Personal Pay to these Government servants is to be granted based on the Grade Pay attached to the post in which they were placed at the time of participating in the sporting event for which they are getting special increment as Personal Pay.

3.1. Illustration: (a):
Grade Pay at the time of participating in sporting event : Rs.2000/-
Personal Pay granted on the basis of OM dated 19.09.2013 : Rs.710/-
Revised Personal Pay w.e.f. 01.07.2017 : Rs.480/-

3.2. Illustration: (b):
Grade Pay at the time of participating in sporting event : Rs.4200/-
Personal Pay granted on the basis of OM dated 19.09.2013 : Rs.400/-
Revised Personal Pay w.e.f. 01.07.2017 : Rs.900/-

4. The Central Government servants who become eligible for grant of special increment in the form of personal pay on or after 01.07.2017, shall be entitled to the Personal Pay prescribed in Column (5) of the Annexure to this OM, corresponding to the level of the post in the Pay Matrix [indicated in Column (4)], in which the Government Servant is placed at the time of participating in the sporting event.

4.1. Illustration:
Level of the post in the Pay Matrix in which the Government Servant is placed at the time of participating in sporting event : Level 7

Amount corresponding to Level 7 in Column (5) of the Annexure to this OM : Rs.1020/-

5. This Personal Pay shall not count for any service matters like pay fixation on promotion, retirement benefits or any other allowances like HRA etc.

6. The entitled Central Government servant should claim the benefits within six months from the date of completion of the overall sporting event.

7. All the other terms and conditions governing the subject matter shall remain unchanged and will continue to apply.

8. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9. Hindi version will follow.
(A.K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Annexure

Revised Rates of Personal Pay for participating in sporting events of National/International importance , in the 7th CPC Scenario.
Source: https://dopt.gov.in/

Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission: Railway Board's clarification

Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission: Railway Board's clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2018/LMB-II/2/26
New Delhi, dated: 21/05/2018
General Manager
South Eastern Railway
Kolkata

Sub: Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Ref: SER's letter No. L/Housing Policy/Improvement/225 dated 16.05.2018

This is in reference to SER's letter quoted above.

It is advised that the level of pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC are corresponding to grade pay, as such the instruction issued vide Board's letter under reference still holds good. It is further advised that there has been no change in the entitlement of the railway employees for Railway accommodation. Eligibility of entitlement and eligibility to register for the waiting list of a particular type of quarter are two different issues, should be dealt with separately.
(Chander Shekhar)
Joint Director/Land & Amenities
Railway Board.
Source: secr.indianrailways.gov.in

7th CPC: Grant of Ration Money Allowance to Officers of Defence Forces: PCDA(O), Pune's instructions

7th CPC: Grant of Ration Money Allowance to Officers of Defence Forces: PCDA(O), Pune's instructions

RATION MONEY ALLOWANCE

As per the provisions of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 03(01)/2016/D(QS) dt. 31st July 2017, provision of free ration for officers of Defence Forces was discontinued in peace areas. Ration Money Allowance will be admitted by PCDA(O) by Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) through individual bank accounts. Amount of Ration Money will be remitted alongwith the salary and reflected in Pay Slip as "Ration Money Allowance"

SOP FOR CLAIMING RATION MONEY/ RATION ALLOWANCE :

(1) Ration Money will be admitted based on the Part-II order published by the units.

(2) Ration money will be admitted as per the monthly rate of Ration Money Allowance by Govt. from time to time.

(3) The casualty will be published in the Part- II notifying casualty POSIN (Posting in) and admissible from the date of TOS (Taken on strength of new unit)

(4) Ration money will continue to be admitted till receipt of Part-II order for 'POSOUT'/'STPRMONY'

(5) Officer on Ty. Duty is not entitled to Ration Money, however, ration money paid during ty. duty period will be adjusted by ‘T’ wing while processing the claim for temporary duty.

(6) Copy of initial Part-II order for grant of Ration Money w.e.f. 01.07.2017 should be supported with a certificate for ‘Non-drawal of Ration Money in cash or kind beyond 01.07.2017 till the date of publication of Part-II order for GTDRMONY” for grant of Ration Money by this office.
Amendment to revised Documentation Procedure for publication of Part-II Orders (Officers) for claiming Ration Money/Ration Allowance is as follows :

1. Ration Money Allowance (in peace)

A new code is to be generated for Ration Money Allowance to officers posted in peace area and the same is to be published on POSIN/POSOUT, as the case may be.

Sr. No. Occurrence Code
3.107(a) GTDRMONY
3.107(b) STPRMONY

A certificate to the effect is also be enclosed with the DO Part II orders:

a. Certified that the conditions laid down in GoI, MoD letter No. 03(01)/2016/D(QS) dated 31/07/2017 have been fulfilled.

ii. The officer is posted to peace station i.e................... (name of the station)

iii. No free messing/ration in kind was provided for the period.

iv. The officer has not claimed, paid Daily Messing Allowance for the period for which Ration Money Allowance is claimed.

Source: https://pcdaopune.gov.in

Classification of casualties of ammunition accidents of 31.5.2016 at Central Ammunition Depot(CAD) Pulgaon and grant of Liberalized Family Pension(LFP) to NoK

Classification of casualties of ammunition accidents of 31.5.2016 at Central Ammunition Depot(CAD) Pulgaon and grant of Liberalized Family Pension(LFP) to NoK

No.16(5)/ 2016/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated: 31st May, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Classification of casualties of ammunition accidents of 31.5.2016 at Central Ammunition Depot(CAD) Pulgaon and grant of Liberalized Family Pension(LFP) to NoK-reg.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to IHQ of MoD(Army) letter No. 12841/13/2016/PC/AG/MP 5(d) (Cas Sec) dated 20.12.2016 on the subject mentioned above wherein it was informed that on 31.5.2016 a fire broke out in the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) Pulgaon. While fire-fighting operations were in progress, at about midnight the entire quantity of mine stores in Explosive Stores House 192 with net explosive content of 135,275 Kgs detonated resulting in death of 19 and grievous injuries to 17 military, DSC and civilian personnel. As per the existing provisions, the death/disability of Armed Forces Personnel were classified as Physical Casualty(PC), attributable to Military Service.

2. Representations were received from Next of Kin (NoK) of the casualties for the classification of the aforesaid casualty as Battle Casualty(BC) to make them eligible for Liberalized Family Pension and Ex-gratia compensation under Category D of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001.

3. High number of casualties has resulted due to detonation of huge amount of explosive material contained in mine Stores of CAD, Pulgaon. The case for classification of said casualties as BC has been considered in this Ministry. It has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority that as an exception, Military Personnel who died/disabled/injured in the above mentioned ammunition accident shall be eligible for BC status for compensation/pension/gratuity as is admissible in terms of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID
No.10(4)/2010/FIN/PEN dated 31.05.2018.

6. Hindi version will follow.

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

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