Friday, 20 July 2018

Leave to a Central Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty - DoPT

Leave to a Central Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty - DoPT

Leave-Central-Government-Servant


No 18017/1/2014-Estt (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 17.07.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty - Reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 have been amended vide Notification G.S.R. No. 438 (E) dated 03.04.2018 (copy enclosed) to bring them in conformity with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Accordingly, it has now been decided that leave applied under rule 20, shall not be refused or revoked without reference to the Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. Further, any leave debited for the period(s) granted after receipt of the certificate of disability of the Medical Authority, shall be remitted back into the leave account of the Government servant. The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Form '3A' which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Government servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 20 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016(49 of 2016) shall, suo-motu, apply.

2. These orders are to be effective from 19.04.2017.

3. Hindi Version will follow.

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(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.dopt.gov.in

Reversion to old pension scheme


Reversion to old pension scheme

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Reversion to old pension scheme

In accordance with the scheme for National Pension System (NPS), as notified vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs)’s Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003, the System is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service (except armed forces) from 01.01.2004.

Accordingly, as per Rule 2 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, as amended on 30.12.2003, these rules are applicable to Government servants appointed to civil posts on or before 31.12.2003. The date on which the vacancies arose or the date on which the examination was conducted for filling up the vacancies is not relevant for deciding the applicability of the Central Civil Services (Pension) rules, 1972.

Ministry of Home Affairs have not sought any advice from Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare on the question of having a policy to cover the paramilitary personnel appointed after 01.01.2004 under the Old Pension Scheme on the ground that the vacancies arose, or the examination was conducted, in the year 2003. However, a reference was received from Ministry of Home Affairs in a specific case relating to appointments as Sub-Inspector in various Central Para Military Forces after selection in August, 2003 on the basis of an Examination conducted in 2002.

Appointments on the basis of these selections were made in Central Reserve Police Force in 2003 and the candidates appointed were covered by the pension scheme under Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. However, in the Border Security Force, offers of appointment on the basis of the same examination/selection were issued in January, 2004.

On a petition filed by some personnel appointed in the Border Security Force on the basis of that examination, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi directed to cover the petitioners under the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 on the grounds of administrative delay on the part of Border Security Force in making appointments.

The order of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi was implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs/Border Security Force in view of the peculiar circumstances of that case. The decision taken in that case is, however, not relevant for deciding applicability of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules to all appointments made on or after 01.01.2004 in the Central Para Military Forces or in any other Department/organization on the basis of year of examination/selection.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

CGHS: Reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries


CGHS: Reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries

CGHS

No. Misc.12014/2005/CGHS(R&H)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Permission /Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, lntra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries

With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memoranda of even Number dated 23/06/2006 and 4/12/2008 and OM No.S.3849/09/CGHS(R&H)-CGHS(P) dated 8/12/2014 vide which the rates and guidelines for Permission /Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, Intra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries were notified and to convey the approval of competent authority to allow reimbursement of cost of the above mentioned neuro-implants under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules at the same ceiling rates and guidelines and conditions till the rates for the above mentioned implants are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
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(Bindu Tewari)
Director (EHS)
Source: https://cghs.gov.in/

7th CPC on Over Time Allowance - DoPT Orders dated 19.6.2018

7th CPC on Over Time Allowance - DoPT Orders dated 19.6.2018

No.A-27016/03/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, 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 IS (Admn.) 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 “to 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.
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(Pramod Kumar Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://dopt.gov.in/

7th CPC - Grant of House Building/Marriage/Vehicle/Computer Advance to Haryana Government Employees

7th CPC - Grant of House Building/Marriage/Vehicle/Computer Advance to Haryana Government Employees
Government of Haryana
Finance Department
ORDER
No.2/2/2004-WM(3)
Dated 18th July,2018
Subject: Grant of House Building/Marriage/Vehicle/Computer Advance to Haryana Government Employees.

Whereas, the eligibility limit of pay and admissibility for the purpose of grant of House Building, Marriage,Vehicle and Computer Advance were revised vide Finance Department’s letter No.2/2/2004-WM(3) dated 22nd November,2010, no.38/110/99-WM (5) dated 22nd November,2010, No.16/1/10-WM (6) dated 16th July,2010 and no.2/2/2007-WM (5) dated 22nd November,2010, respectively, Now, as per recommendations of 7th CPC, pay scales of state government employees have been revised. Accordingly, the question of enhancing the present eligibility limit of pay and admissibility for the purpose of grant of all types of Advances (House Building/Marriage/Vehicle and computer Advance) has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

Advances to Haryana Government Employees
(A)House Building Advance
(i) Only one advance shall be sanctioned up to Rs.25 lakh (Rs.Twenty five lakh only) to the Government employees in his/her entire service.
(ii) HBA will be given to only one person (either Husband or Wife)
(i) For Construction of House/Purchase of Built up house allotted by the govt. agencies or any other registered society/through private sources34 Months basic pay, in any pay Matrix, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.25.00 lakh (Rupees twenty five lakh), whichever is less, for construction of House/Purchase of Built up house allotted by the govt. Agencies or any other registered society or through private source.
(ii) For the purchase of plot60% of the total admissibility of House Building Advance i.e. 20 months basic pay, in any pay matrix, subject to maximum of Rs.15.00 lakh (Rupees fifteen lakh) thereafter, remaining admissible amount subject to the maximum of Rs.10.00 lakh can be granted for construction of House on the same plot.
(B) House Building Advance For extension of House/repair of House
(i) For extension of House(i) 10 Months basic pay, in any pay matrix, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.5.00 lakh (Rupees Five lakh)(ii)Advance for the extension of house, in cases where any house building advance has not been obtained from Government earlier, may be allowed after the expiry of three years from the date of purchase of house or taking possession thereof, whichever is later.
(iii) In the case of employees, who had taken a House Building Advance earlier from the Government, this advance may be allowed after five years of the start of the drawal of the earlier advance.
(ii) For repair of House(i) 10 Months basic Pay, in any pay matrix, subject to a ceiling of Rs.5.00 lakh (Rupees five lakh)(ii)Advance for the repair of house, in cases where any Hours Building Advance has not been obtained from Government earlier, may be allowed after the expiry of five years from the date of purchase of house or taking possession thereof, whichever is later.
(iii) In case of employees, who had taken a House Building Advance earlier from the Government, this advance may be allowed after seven years of the start of the drawls of the earlier advance
Second House Building AdvanceSecond House Building Advance will not be allowed.
(C)Marriage loan
(i)(i) 10 Months basic Pay, in any pay matrix, subject to a ceiling of Rs.3.00 lakh (Rupees three lakh), whichever is less, for the marriage of their sons/daughters/dependent sister(s) and marriage of the employee concerned.(ii)This loan is available for two times only in entire service.
(iii) Rate of interest shall be equal to that of GPF.
The second advance will be available at the same rate of interest prescribed for first marriage advance by the state Government
(D) Vehicle Loan
(i) Car Loan(i) Government employees drawing revised pay of Rs.45,000 & above, in any pay matrix shall be eligible for this advance.(ii)15 Months basic pay subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.6.50 lakh (Rupees six lakh fifty thousand) or 85% of the actual price of the Motor Car, whichever is less.
(iii) Rate of interest shall be equal to that of GPF on first loan and 2% excess if drawn 2ndtime and 4% excess if drawn 3rdtime.
(iv) The 2nd& 3rd loan will be granted only after issuance of the NDC of previous loan
(ii)Motor Cycle/Scooter Loan(i)This advance shall be availed only for purchasing a new Motor Cycle/Scooter.(ii)Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand) for Motor Cycle and Rs.40,000/- (Rupees forty thousand) for scooter or actual price of the vehicle, whichever is less.
(iii)Rate of interest shall be equal to that of GPF on first loan and 2% excess if drawn 2ndtime and 4% excess if drawn 3rdtime.
(iv)The 2nd& 3rdloan will be granted only after issuance of the NDC of previous loan
(iii) Moped LoanThis advance is abolished
(iv) Cycle Loan(i)This advance shall be availed only for purchasing of a new Bicycle.(ii)Rs.4,000/- (Rupees four thousand) or actual price of Bi-cyle, whichever is less.
(iii)Rate of interest shall be equal to that of GPF.
(iv)The second and third advance will be available at the same rate of interest prescribed for first bicycle advance by the state Government.
(E) Computer Loan
(i) Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand) or actual price of computer/laptop, whichever is less.(ii)The 2nd& 3rdload will be granted only after issuance of the NDC of previous loan
(iii) Rate of interest shall be equal to that of GPF on all advance.
Note: i.DDO may ensure that the total EMI of all advances taken by the employee should not be more than 1/3 of the total carry home salary.
ii. Property of the employee shall be mortgaged only up to the value of the loan
iii. All other existing terms and conditions of each advance as laid down by the Finance Department rules/instructions issued from time to time shall remain unchanged.
iv. These instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect, i.e from the date of issue of these instructions.

Deduction of TDS in respect of Senior Citizens who have Invested In Sr.Citizen Savings Scheme

Deduction of TDS in respect of Senior Citizens who have Invested In Sr.Citizen Savings Scheme

F.No 79-01/2016-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
DakBhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Date: 29.06.2018
To
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject - Deduction of TDS in respect of Senior Citizens who have Invested In Sr.Citizen Savings Scheme regarding.

Sir / Madam,
I am directed to say that Government of India has amended Suction 194A of Income Tax Act 1961 through Finance Act 2018 and Inserted below new Proviso below Sub Section 3 of Section 194A:-
[Provided also that in case of payee being a senior citizen, the provisions of sub-clause (a), sub-clause (b), and sub-clause (c) shall have effect as if for tho words "ten thousand rupees", tho words 'fifty thousand rupees" had been substituted.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this clause, "senior citizen" means an Individual resident In India who is of the age of shay years or more at any time during the relevant previous year;)

2. With this amendment, now TDS will not be applicable on the total aggregated Interest Income up to Rs.50.000/- in a Financial year payable In case of all SCSS Accounts opened by Senior Citizens of the age of 60 years and above (who attained age of 60 years anytime during the previous financial year I.e 2017-2018). However, this limit will not be applicable to those SCSS Account holders who had opened SCSS Accounts under the relevant provisions of relaxed SCSS Rules for (I) individuals who attained the age of 65 years or more but less than 60 years and retired on superannuation or (ii) Personnel of Defence Services (excluding Civilian Defence Employees) and not attained age of 60 years during previous financial year i.e 2017.18). For such account holders, current limit of Rs.10,000/- shall continue.

3. Rules reisting to submission of Form 15G (by those who are below the age of 60 Years) and 15H(who are of 60 Years or more age) are not changed. However, due to change of tax exemption limits for certain categories, Form 15G or 15H can be accepted If total Interest payable in a Financial Year of all SCSS Accounts of an individual SCSS account holder is within the Exemption Limit mentioned below:-

Individual TypeForm TypeAgeIncome Exemption Limit
Individual15GBelow 60years2,50, 000
Senior Citizen Individual15H6040 years3,00,000
Super Senior Citizen
(lndividual)
15H80 years above5,00,000

4. It Is requested to circulate this amendment to the concerned staff for Information and necessary action Necessary changes in CBS and Sanchaya Post application* an being canted out to implement the lame In CBS Post Offices

This Meuse with the approval of competent authority
Yours Faithfully,
(P.b. Meena)
Assistant Director(SB-I)

Enhancement of Ex. Gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Army pensioners


Enhancement of Ex. Gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Army pensioners

Ex. Gratia ad-hoc allowance

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 603
Dated: 11.07.2018
To,
The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICl/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
4. All Managers, CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasury, All States
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K), Camp Bell Bay.
13. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer Andaman and Nicobar Administration Port Blair.

Subject:- Enhancement 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.

Reference:- This office Circular No.419 dated 06.10.2009.

A Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt of ESW letter No. 1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 on the above subject, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action.

2. Consequent upon receipt of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi letter No. 1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 ex-gratia adhoc allowance has been sanctioned on compassionate ground @ Rs. 9000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.01.2016 to the following categories of pensioners/family pensioners:-
(a) Armed forces pensioners/family pensioners migrated from Pakistan.
(b) Burma Army pensioners/ family pensioners who are Indian national 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 categories of pensioners/family pensioners mentioned in para 2 above will also be eligible to dearness relief on the ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance at the enhanced rate under the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt. of ESW letter No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 at the retes admissible to Central Govt. pensioners from time to time.

4. The ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance on the authority of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt. of ESW letter No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 11.04.2018 will be paid by you to the categories of pensioners mentioned at para 2 above carefylly. No further authorization on this account should be awaited from this office. Further, it is stated that the para 4 of this office Circular No.419 dated 06.10.2009 will be operative. The extra liability on account to Ex-gratia adhoc allowance to Burma defence family pensioners will be borne by the Government of India.

5. The pre-revised Ex-gratia ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc) already drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onward shall be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become payable w.e.f. 1.1.2016 under these orders. 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. It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar linked Bank Accounts.

6. Any overpayment due for recovery may please be adjusted against the arrears now payable.
7. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

8. All PDAs are requested to identify the effective cases and revise the rate of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance and render report of revision to Shri K.K.Pant, Sr.AO(P), the OI/C, Audit (Tech) Section of this office for onward submission to higher authorities.

9. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA(P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in.
No.Gts/Tech/0148/LVII

Dated:11.07.2018
S/d,
(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt.CDA(P)

Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons'


Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons'

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Pension to Sportspersons

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that government gives lifelong pension under the Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons', sportspersons who have won medals for the country in the international competitions only and have retired from active sports. In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister said at present, 588 Sportspersons are getting pension. The rate of pension has been revised with effect from 1.4.2018. The rate of pension has been doubled of the rates of pension existing earlier.

The revised rates of pension with effect from 1.4.2018 are as under:
S. No.Category of meritorious sportspersonsRate of Pension
(Rs./per month)
1Medallists at the Olympic Games / Para Olympic Games20,000
2Gold medallists at the World Cup/World Championship* in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines16,000
3Silver and Bronze medallists at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines14,000
4Gold medallists of the Asian/ Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games14,000
5Silver and Bronze medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para Asian Games12,000
* World Cup/World Championship held once in four year only shall be considered.

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