Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance


Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance
No.A-27016/ 03/ 2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-TV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi - 110067,
Date: 19th June, 2018.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Dept. of Expenditure's Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017, following is the decision of Government on Overtime Allowance (OTA):

"Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of 'Operational Staff'. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be
revised upwards".

2. Further it has been clarified by the Dept. of Expenditure that the Government has decided that given the rise in the pay over the years, the recommendations of the 7th CPC to discontinue OTA for categories other than Operational Staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions may be accepted.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided to implement the aforesaid decision of the Government on Overtime Allowance across all the Ministries/Departments and attached and subordinate office of the Government of India. The following definition shall be used to define Operational Staff.
"All non-ministerial non-gazetted Central Government servants directly involved in smooth operation of the office including those tasked with operation of some electrical or mechanical equipment."

4. The concerned Administration Wing of the Ministries/Departments will prepare a list of operational Staff with full justification based on the above parameters for inclusion of a particular category of staff in the list of operational staff with the approval of JS (Adnm.) and Financial Adviser of the concerned Ministry / Department.

5. The grant of OTA may be linked to biometric attendance subject to the conditions mentioned below.

a) OTA should be paid only when his/her senior officer directs the concerned employee(s) in writing for staying back in office to attend urgent nature of work.

b) The OTA will be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance.

c) The OTA for Staff Car Drivers should be linked with biometric system as normally, the designated parking is allotted in the office building. However, in cases where the parking lot is provided far from office, the Staff Car Driver would mark his/her attendance while leaving from his office and a grace time of not exceeding 2 hours should be allowed to cover the distance travelled after leaving office, including the time to drop the officer and then reaching the parking lot. In such cases, calculation can be done from log books, duly verified by the officer concerned.

d) The OTA to field officials should be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance, as normally, such officers are given facility of official transport to attend the field work. Such officers are supposed to report in office before proceeding to field. In cases, where officials are required to attend the field work directly from home, they may be extended facility of official transport from home in lieu of transport allowance and OTA may be given on the basis of the log book of that vehicle, duly verified by their senior officers.

6. Since, the Government has decided not to revise the rates of OTA, the rates as prescribed in this Department's OM dated 19th March, 1991 for Office Staff, Staff Car Drivers and Operative Staff will continue to operate subject to their fulfillment of the above conditions.

7. All the existing instructions, except lo the extent superseded by this O.M., will continue to remain in force.

8. These instructions will be applicable with effect from 01 July, 2017.

9. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these instructions are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version will follow.
(Pramod Kumar Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
1. All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India
2. NIC with a request to upload the O.M. on the website of DoPT.

Source: DoPT

Child Care Leave - DoPT


Child Care Leave - DoPT
No.13018/6/2013-Estt.(L)
Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.(Leave) Section
JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated 22.6.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Child Care Leave - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the limit of 22 years in case of disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave under the provisions of Rule 43-C of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 has been removed. It has also been decided that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.

2. These orders shall take effect from 13.6.2018.

3. Formal amendments to the relevant provisions of Rule 43-C of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 have already been issued vide Notification dated 13.6.2018.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Sunil Kumar)
Section Officer
Source: DoPT

Completion of recovery of Temporary Advances from GP Fund before six months prior to retirement on superannuation

Completion of recovery of Temporary Advances from GP Fund before six months prior to retirement on superannuation

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
AUDIT BRANCH
No.2229-F(J)-W.B.
Date:- 20.06.2018
MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Completion of recovery of Temporary Advances from GP Fund before six months prior to retirement on superannuation

In terms of this department Memo No. 2133-F dated 21.03.1981 regarding the sanction of any temporary advance from GP Fund, the competent authority should fix the number of instalments in such a manner that the recovery of the same is completed prior to six months from the date of retirement on superannuation of any subscriber to the fund.

It has been reported by some Head of Offices that recovery of temporary advances are now continuing in some cases even during the last six months prior to the date of retirement on superannuation of the subscriber which is not coherent with the Memo no 2133 -F dated 24.03.1981.
After careful consideration the Governor is pleased to decide that the Memo No 2133-F dated 21.03.1981 will remain in force in the matter of recoveries of Temporary advance and the irregularities still continuing shall be rectified by the competent authorities to sanction the Temporary advance immediately in any of the following manners.

1. Monthly instalments for recovery of existing temporary advances from the GP Fund may be re-fixed in such number of instalments so that entire recovery is completed prior to six months from the date of retirement on superannuation.
OR
2. Amount of temporary GP Fund Advance remaining outstanding at the time of six months prior to the date of retirement on superannuation may be converted into Non-refundable advance.

Henceforth, the sanctioning authorities shall at the time of sanctioning Temporary Advance from GP Fund shall fix the number of instalments in such a manner so that the recovery of advance is completed prior to six months from the date of retirement on superannuation and in no case Temporary Advance shall be sanctioned during the period of last six months prior to the date of retirement on superannuation.

In addition to the above it is also clarified that:-

1. Subscription to the GP Fund shall be stopped compulsorily prior to three months before the date of retirement on superannuation for all categories of State Government employees as per the provision contained in this Department Memo No. 620-F(J)/W.B. dated- 27.11.2013.

2. Modified versions of Form- 10A and 10B introduced vide this Department Memo No. 1115-F(J)/W.B. dated- 29.03.2018 shall be applicable only for Group-D State Government employees at present until further order.
S/d,
H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

Subscription rates of RELHS - Railways


Subscription rates of RELHS - Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2017/H/28/1/RELHS/Pt.1
New Delhi,
Dated-21.06.2018
General Managers
All Indian Railways including PUs and RDSO

Sub:- Subscription rates of RELHS - regarding.
Ref:- Railway Board's letter No.2017/H/28/1/RELHS dated 23.02.2017.

Vide Board's letter cited under reference, the subscription rate to join RELHS was revised with effect from 23.02.2017. Thus, the current rate of subscription to join RELHS for retiring railway employees is last month's basic pay drawn or the amount enumerated in the table below for different pay levels (as per 7th CPC), whichever is lower :-

S.NO.LEVEL IN THE PAY MATRIX AS PER 7TH CPCSUBSCNIPTON RATE TO JOIN RELHS (IN RUPEES)
1Level : 1 to 530,000/-
2Level : 654,000/-
3Level : 7 to 1178,000/-
4Level : 12 and above1,20,000/-

Various representations have been received for implementation of the above letter w.e.f. 01.01.2016 (the date of implementation of 7th CPC) in place of 23.02.2017.

After careful consideration in the matter, it has now been decided that the revised rate of subscription for joining RELHS would effective from 01.01.2016 in place of 23.02.2017. The excess amount, if any, deducted from the railway employees / family pensioners who retired / sanctioned pension from 01.01.2016 to 22.02.2017 (both dates are inclusive), may be refunded. It will be incumbent upon the department/branch, which paid the settlement dues to the retired employees/ family pensioner, between '01.01.2016 to 22.02.2017 (both dates are inclusive), to credit the excess amount recovered, if any, in one go in the bank account of the employee / family pensioner in which the settlement dues was credited. The due amount shall be initiated by the bill preparing authority for the retired employee and shall be passed by the Accounts Department after due internal check. This would be done without any application from the employee / family pensioner.

This issues in consultation with Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways.
S/d,

(R.S.Shukla)
Joint Director, Health
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

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