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7th CPC Pay Matrix: Modification of Level-12A and 13 - MoD Orders


7th CPC Pay Matrix: Modification of Level-12A and 13 - MoD Orders

7th CPC Pay Matrix

Modification of Level-12A and 13 of Defence Pay Matrix- issues regarding

No.1(27)/2017-D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated, the 2nd July, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Modification of Level-12A and 13 of Defence Pay Matrix - Issues regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the Pay Matrix contained in Part A of the Schedule of the Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017 as promulgated vide SRO Nos. 12(E), 13(E) and 14(E) respectively dated 03rd May, 2017, where the Level-12A starts at Rs.1,16,700 at Cell one and ends at Rs.2,10,700 at Cell twenty one and Level-13 of the Pay Matrix starts at Rs.125,700 at Cell one and ends at Rs.2,14,000 at Cell nineteen and to state that in terms of Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 promulgated vide SRO Nos.17(E), 18(E) and 19(E) respectively dated 06th July, 2017, the said Levels 12A and 13 of the Pay Matrix have been modified. The modified Level 12A starts at Rs.1,21,200 at Cell one and ends at Rs.2,12,400 at Cell twenty. The modified Level 13 starts at Rs.1,30,600 at Cell one and ends at Rs.2,15,900 at Cell eighteen.

2. The modified Levels 12A and 13 in terms of the Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 take effect from 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, the earlier Levels 12A and 13 of the Pay Matrix as contained in Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017 notified on 03.05.2017 and effective from 1st January, 2016 have become non-existent ab-initio with the promulgation of the Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017. The modified Levels 12A and 13 are an improvement on the earlier Levels 12A and 13 in as much as the earlier Levels 12 and 13 are based on the ‘Index of Rationalisation' (IOR) of 2.57, whereas the modified Levels 12A and 13 are based on the IOR of 2.67. It is for this reason of improvement that the modified Level 12A begins at Rs. 1,21,200 and Level 13 begins at Rs. 1,30,600, as against the earlier Levels 12A and 13 which began at Rs 1,16,700 and Rs. 125,700 respectively.

3. Consequent upon the aforesaid modification of Level-12A and Level 13 in terms of the Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 effective from 01.01.2016, pay in respect of those who are entitled to Level-12A or Level-13 either from 01.01.2016 or from any date later than 01.01.2016, shall be re-fixed by the fitment factor of 2.57 as contained in Rule 7(1)(i) of Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Regulation 7(1)(i) of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017 in the aforesaid respective modified Levels 12-A or 13 in supersession of the earlier pay fixation. The formula for fixation of pay based on the fitment factor of 2.57, as contained in the ibid Pay Rules/Pay Regulations, 2017 has not been modified by the aforesaid Pay (Amendment) Rules. The fitment factor of 2.57 is uniformly applicable for all employees for the purpose of fixation of pay in all the Levels of Pay Matrix. Some issues regarding re-fixation of pay and the decisions thereon are brought in the succeeding paragraphs for compliance.

Issue No. 1 - Whether pay in the Level-12A and 13 is to be fixed by multiplying by a factor of 2.57 or 2.67

4. Pay in the Levels-12A and 13 of the Pay Matrix, as provided for in the Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017, shall continue to be fixed based on the fitment factor of 2.57 as already provided for in Rule 7(1) (i) of Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Regulation 7(1) (i) of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017. In case pay has been fixed in the modified Levels-12A and 13 by way of fitment factor of 2.67, the same is contrary to the Rules and is liable to be rectified and excess amount recovered forthwith. For more clarification, Issue no.1 mentioned in Ministry of Finance OM No. 4-6/2017-IC/E-III(A) dated 28.09.2017 may be referred to.

Issue No. 2 Pay re-fixed in the modified Level-12A and 13 working out lower than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-12A and 13

5. Pay in respect of those, who are entitled to Levels 12A or 13 either from 1.1.2016 or from any date later than 1.1.2016, has to be re- fixed in the modified Level 12A or 13 and the pay as earlier fixed in the earlier Level 12A or 13 gets automatically rescinded. Therefore, pay, as fixed in the modified Level 12A or 13 in terms of Rule 7 of Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Regulation 7 of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017 in case of those who were drawing pay in the pre-revised pay structure in PB-4 plus Grade Pay of Rs.8000 or Rs. 8700 as the case may be, as on 31.12.2015 or in terms of Rule/Regulation 12 thereof in case of those promoted to Levels 12A and 13 on or after 1.1.2016, shall now be the pay for all purposes.

6. It has been decided that if the pay re-fixed strictly as per Rule/Regulation 7 or Rule/Regulation 12, as the case may be, of the Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017 in the Levels-12A and 13 based on the Pay Matrix contained in the Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (as per the fitment factor of 2.57) happens to be lower than the pay as earlier fixed as per the said Rules (fitment factor of 2.57) in the earlier Levels-12A and 13, then while the pay as re-fixed shall be the pay as applicable to the concerned employee for all purposes, any recovery of over payment on account of such re-fixation during the period up to 31.7.2017, the month in which the Army Pay Officers (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 have been issued, shall be waived. For more clarification, Issue no. 2 mentioned in Ministry of Finance OM No. 4-6/2017-IC/E- III(A) dated 28.09.2017 may be referred to.

Issue No. 3 - Re-exercise of option for coming over to the Revised Pay structure in case of Level 12A and 13

7. It has been decided that since the modification of the Levels 12A and 13 as per Army Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 is a material change, the employees, who were entitled to Level 12A or 13 as on 1.1.2016 and who had already opted for the earlier Level 12A or 13 as per Rules 5 and 6 of the Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017 and Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017, shall be given an opportunity for re-exercise of their option there under. Such an option may be exercised within three months from the date of issue of these orders.
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(B.D. Barua)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://mod.gov.in/

Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 - Payment of IDA at revised rates

Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 - Payment of IDA at revised rates

CPSEs

No. W-02/0002/2014-DPE (WC)-GL-XV/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 4th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 - Payment of IDA at revised rates - regarding.

In modification of this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 03.04.2018, the rate of DA payable to the executives and non- unionized supervisors of CPSEs (2007 pay revision) is as follows:
a) Date from which payable: 01.07.2018

b) Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2018 - May, 2018
March, 2018 - 287
April, 2018 - 288
May, 2018 - 289
Average of the quarter - 288

c) Link Point: 126.33 (as on 01.01.2007)

d) Increase over link point: 161.67 (288 minus 126.33)

e) DA Rate w.e.f. 01.07.2018: 128% [(161.67 / 126.33) x 100]
2. The above rate of DA i.e. 128 % would be applicable in the case of IDA employees who have been allowed revised pay scales (2007) as per DPE O.Ms. dated 26.11.2008, 09.02.2009 & 02.04.2009.

3. All administrative Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring the foregoings to the notice of the CPSEs under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.
S/d,
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

Payment of DA to Board level/below Board level executives and non-unionized supervisors following IDA scales of pay in CPSEs on 1987 and 1992 basis


Payment of DA to Board level/below Board level executives and non-unionized supervisors following IDA scales of pay in CPSEs on 1987 and 1992 basis

DA

F.No.W-02/0003/2014-DPE (WC)-GL-XVII/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan

Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 4th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Payment of DA to Board level/below Board level executives and non-unionized supervisors following IDA scales of pay in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on 1987 and 1992 basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para No. 4 of this Department’s O.M. No. 2(50)/86-DPE (WC) dated 19.07.1995 wherein the rates of DA payable to the executives holding Board level post have been indicated. In accordance with the DA scheme spelt out in Annexure-III of the said O.M, the installments of DA become payable from 1? January, 1? April, 1st July, 1st October, every year based on the price increase above quarterly Index average of 1099 (1960=100).

2. In continuation of this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 03.04.2018, the rates of DA payable to the executives of CPSEs holding Board level post, below Board level post and Non-Unionized Supervisors following IDA pattern of 1992 pay scales may be modified as follows:
(a) Date from which payable: 01.07.2018
(b) AICPI (Linked to 1960=100) for the quarter Mar.2018.- May 2018
March, 2018     - 6552
April, 2018        -  6572
May, 2018         - 6596
Average of the quarter - 6573
(c) Increase over link point : 5474 (6573-1099)
(d) % increase over link point: 498.1% (5474/1099* 100)

DA Rates for various Pay Ranges

basic-pay-DA-Rates


3. The payment on account of dearness allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4. The quantum of IDA payable from 01.07.2018 at the old system of neutralization @ Rs. 2.00 per point shift for increase of 23 points, may be Rs. 46/- and at AICPI 6573 DA payable may be Rs. 11735.75 to the executives holding Board level post, below Board level post and non- unionised supervisors following IDA pattern in the CPSEs of 1987 pay scales.

5. All administrative Ministries/Department of Government of India are requested to bring the foregoings to the notice of the CPSEs under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.

S/d,
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance - enhancement in past cases


Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance - enhancement in past cases

I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated : 29.06.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance - enhancement in past cases regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's OM No. I- 17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017 on the above-mentioned subject and to say that it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance to make the aforesaid orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided that an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, would be granted to government employee for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new eligible amount determined on the basis of basic pay as per 7th CPC, in past cases, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017 subject to complying following conditions :
a) The Government employee should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and/ or where construction is not completed/full cost towards acquisition of house/ flat is yet to be paid.

b) There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advance was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.

c) Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.

d) The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry’s OM No I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement of the Government servant
e) Rate of interest:
The rate of interest will be at 8.50% from the financial year 2017-18 onwards. This will be reviewed every three years to be notified in consultation with Ministry of Finance. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement of HBA, i.e., the unpaid portion of previously sanctioned HBA plus the enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.
2. However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs. 25 lakhs for the purpose of construction/ purchase of new house/ flat and Rs. 10 lakhs for expansion of existing house/ flat would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously, sanctioned House Building Advance and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In any case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to a Government employee.

3. The applications for enhanced House Building Advance should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.

4. Ministries/ Departments with branch offices in the far-flung areas are be advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication means so that there is no occasion for any representation for extending the time limit of six months on the grounds of late receipt of these orders.

5. This issues in supersession of all the earlier orders on the subject.
S/d,
(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel: 23062798
To,
All the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.

Board level and below Board level posts including non unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.1017 - Payment of IDA at revised rates


Board level and below Board level posts including non unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.1017 - Payment of IDA at revised rates
No W-02/0039/2017-DPE (WC)-GL-XIV/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan

Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 4th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Board level and below Board level posts including non unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.1017 - Payment of IDA at revised rates- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Para 7 and Annexure-III (B) of DPE’s OM dated 03.08,2017 wherein the rates of DA payable to the Board level and below Board level executives and non- unionized supervisors of CPSEs have been indicated. The next instalment for revision of rates of DA is due from 01.07.2018. Accordingly, the rate of DA (Dearness Allowance) payable to the executives and non-unionized supervisors of CPSEs is as follows:
(a) Date from which payable: 01.07.2018
(b) Average AICPI(2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2018- May 2018

March, 2018                      -  287
April, 2018                         - 288
May, 2018                           - 289
Average of the quarter      - 288

(c) Link Point: 277.33 (as on 01.01.2017)
(d) Increase over link point: 10.67 (288 minus 277.33)
(e) DA Rate w.e.f. 01.07.2018: 3.8% [(10.67 277.33) x 100]
2. The above rate of DA i.e. 3.8% would be applicable in the case of IDA employees who have been allowed revised pay scales (2017) as per DPE O.Ms. dated 03.08.2017, 04.08.2017 & 07.09.2017.

3. All administrative Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring the foregoings to the notice of the CPSEs under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.

S/d,
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary.

Pensioners' Portal - Rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid being given to identified Pensioners Associations

Pensioners' Portal - Rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid being given to identified Pensioners' Associations
F. No. 55/17/2018-P&PW (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 21st June, 2018
To

The Secretary / President
All identified Pensioners' Associations
(As per enclosed list)

Subject : Pensioners' Portal - Rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid being given to identified Pensioners' Associations.

Sir,
As you know, the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare has been sanctioning Grant-in-Aid to identified Pensioners' Associations up to monetary limit of Rs.75,000/- per annum per Pensioners' Association to defray expenses on the following components to meet the objectives of the Pensioners' Portal :-

 (i)Telephone + Internet ConnectionUp to Rs.12,000/- per annum
(ii)Stationery + Battery replacementUp to Rs.19,500/- per annum
(iii)Subsidy towards Rent of Building/ Water/ Electricity/ AMC of equipmentUp to Rs.28,500/- per annum
(iv)Remuneration Payable of Date Entry Operator (Part time)Up to Rs.15,000/- per annum
Total
Up to Rs.75,000/- per annum

2. The above parameters for Grant-in-Aid were made applicable from the financial year 2013-14 on the basis of recommendations of "A committee for making recommendations for rationalisation of amount of Grant-in-Aid to identified Pensioners' Associations", as contained in this Department's letter No.55/24/2013- P&PW(C) dated December 19, 2013 copy of which was also sent to all the identified Pensioners' Associations.

3. As of now, few Pensioners' Associations have been raising the issue of further rationalization of amount of Grant-in-Aid as also the components on which the same could be spent in various forums including, during Awareness Programmes and various other meetings etc. This Department,- therefore, intends to examine the above issue after calling for suggestions from identified Pensioners' Associations with regard to rationalization of amount of Grant-in- Aid and various permissible component heads for its utilization.

4. You are, therefore, requested to send views/suggestion of your Pensioners' Association in the above matter latest by 31st July, 2018 for consideration of this Department.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Seema Gupta)
Director
Pensioners-Portal

CGHS: Notification of Nodal Officer of Private Health Care Organizations (HCOs) empanelled under CGHS Delhi & NCR


CGHS: Notification of Nodal Officer of Private Health Care Organizations (HCOs) empanelled under CGHS Delhi & NCR
F. No. Misc-53/CGHS/Gr.Cell/2018
O/o the Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)
Sector-12, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110022

Date: 29th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Notification of Nodal Officer of Private Health Care Organizations (HCOs) empanelled under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

In compliance with direction of National Human Right Commission (NHRC) and in accordance with Clause No. 9 of Memorandum of Agreement (MOAN, signed between CGHS and Pvt. HCOs. Wherein it is stated that -

“Empanelled Health Care Organizations shall notify two Nodal Officers for CGHS beneficiaries, one of them being of the rank of Deputy MS/Addl. MS, who can be contacted by CGHS beneficiaries in case of any eventuality”.

All the HCOs empanelled under CGHS Delhi/NCR are hereby directed to submit the names of 2 Nodal Officer, who can be contacted at the time of emergency by CGHS beneficiaries. The reply should reach the undersigned, within 7 days.

The names of the Nodal Officer along with the telephone number should be put up on the Admission Counter/Help Desk Counter for the CGHS beneficiaries to take the help in case of any difficulty.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl: Annexure-A.

S/d,
Dr. Sanjay Jain
Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)
Delhi.

Posting of SC/ST candidates/employees near their home town on initial appointment / promotions / transfers


Posting of SC/ST candidates/employees near their home town on initial appointment / promotions / transfers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No.2018-E(SCT)1/25/10
New Delhi, dated 19.06.2018

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways and Production Units

Sub: Posting of SC/ST candidates/employees near their home town on initial appointment / promotions / transfers.
Ref: (i) Board's letter No. E(SCT)I/74CM15/58 dated 14.01.1975.
(ii) Board's letter No.78-E(SCT) I/15/25 dated 06.07.1978.
(iii) Board's letter No. 85-E(SCT)I-43/1 dated 24.12.1985.

Attention is invited to Railway Board's letters No. 85-E(SCT)1- 43/1 dated 24.12.1985 (copy enclosed), wherein it has been mentioned that at the time initial appointment, as well as on transfer/posting, SC/ST candidates should as far as a practicable, be posted nearer to their home towns or at a place where the Administration can provide them quarter subject to their eligibility.

It has been brought to the notice of the Railway Board that above instructions are not being followed in some Railways. It is therefore once again reiterated that while making initial appointment as well as on transfer/posting of SC/ST candidates/employees, guidelines issued vide Railway Boards letter No.85-E(SCT)I-43/1 dated 24.12.1985, may be kept in view by concerned Railways / PUs

The above may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information and strict compliance.

DA: As above.
S/d,
(U.N. Mehta)
Joint Director, Estt. (Res.)

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