Thursday, 20 September 2018

DoPT: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession - LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - extension beyond 25.09.2018.


DoPT: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession - LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - extension beyond 25.09.2018.

No.31011/3/2018-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 20, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession - LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - extension beyond 25.09.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.31011/3/2014 - Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2016 on the subject noted above and to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the scheme allowing Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) is extended for a further period of two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2018 till 25th September, 2020 as under:
(i) LTC for visiting NER, J&K and A&N in lieu of a Home Town LTC.
(ii) Facility of air journey to non-entitled Government servants for visiting NER, J&K and A&N.
(iii) Permission to undertake journey to J&K, NER and A&N by private airlines.
2. The above special dispensation is subject to the following terms & conditions:
(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER / A&N/ J&K against the conversion of their one Home Town LTC in a four year block.
(ii) Government servants, whose Home Town and Headquarters/place of posting is the same, are not allowed the conversion .
(iii) Fresh Recruits are allowed conversion of one of the three Home Town LTCs in a block of four years, applicable to them.
(iv) Government servants entitled to travel by air may avail this concession from their Headquarters in their entitled class of air by any airlines subject to the maximum fare limit of LTC-80.
(v) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are allowed to travel by air in Economy class by any airlines subject to the maximum fare limit of LTC-80 in the following sectors:
(a) Between Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER.
(b) Between Kolkata/ChennaiNisakhapatnam and Port Blair.
(c) Between Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K.
Journey for these non-ntitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam/ Delhi/ Amritsar shall be undertaken as per their entitlement.
(vi) Air travel by Government employees to NER, J&K and A&N as mentioned in para
(iv) and (v) above is allowed whether they avail the concession against Anywhere in India LTC or in lieu of the Home Town LTC as permitted.
(vii) Air Tickets are to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' [to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT's O.M. No. 31011/6/2002- Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009] while undertaking LTC journey . Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted and no request for relaxation of rules for booking the tickets through such agencies shall be considered by this Department.

3. Efforts should be made by the Government servants to book air tickets at the cheapest fare possible. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials .

4. In so far as the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues after consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: dopt.gov.in

7th CPC Training Allowance - DoPT Order dt.13.9.2018


7th CPC Training Allowance - DoPT Order dt.13.9.2018

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance

F.No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (IST/IIPA)]
Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: September 13, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance.

In continuation of this Department's O.M. No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to state that the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has conveyed their ex-post facto approval for the applicability of the OM No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the presumption that any government servant, who is not a permanent faculty and joins the training academies/institutes/establishments as a faculty is entitled to training allowance vide their ID Note 124/03-2017/Vol.II dated July 2, 2018.
2. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
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(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://dopt.gov.in

Download Order

Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report


Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report
Board's attention is invited towards this federation's letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein……

AIRF

No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)
Dated: September 17, 2018
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report

Ref.: (i) Report of 7th CPC(Para 8.17.71 to 77) reg. Night Duty Allowance
(ii) RBE No.61/2016(Last NDA Rate of 6th CPC when DA at 125%)
(iii) RBE No.36/2018 No.E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 dated 08.03.2018

Board's attention is invited towards this federation's letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein.

A calculation table was also appended in our letter referred to above, explaining the actual reduction in Night Duty Allowance on implementation of current formula, recommended by the VII CPC, which we are again quoting hereunder for ready reference:-

Rates of Night Duty Allowance, as per 6th CPC formula (mean value of Pay Band + GP) + DA)/215, changed by the 7th CPC, i.e. (Basic Pay + DA)/200, will decline by 20% to 40% from the existing, i.e.

Pay ScalesAs on 01.01.2016 when DA 125% (as per 6th CPC)As on 01.07.2017 when DA 139% (as per 6thCPC, rate not declared by the Board)As on 01.07.2017 when DA 5% (as per 7th CPC)
5200-20200-1800151.75161.2094.50
5200-20200-1900152.80162.30104.48
5200-20200-2000153.85163.40113.93
5200-20200-2400158.00167.85133.88
5200-20200-2800162.20172.30153.30
9300-34800-4200274.70291.80185.85
9300-34800-4600 and above278.90296.25235.73

Also rates of the NDA were not declared by the Railway Board on 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017 as per 6th CPC.

It is, therefore, reiterated that, the issue may be looked into afresh in the light of the foregoing, and improvement in the formula, recommended by the VII CPC, may be done, so that, rates of Night Duty Allowance get improved rather than any reduction therein.

This may kindly be treated as "Most Urgent" as there is serious discontentment brewing among the staff, particularly Running and Traffic Staff and other Safety Categories Staff who have to invariably perform night duty.
Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

7th CPC: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways


7th CPC: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No. PC-VII/ 117
No. PC-V/20016/PS/1(Stipend)
RBE No. 133/2018
New Delhi, dated 11-9-2018
The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways.

Consequent upon the revision in training period of few categories of Traffic and Commercial Departments, item Nos. 39, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47 of the Schedule of Board's letter of even number dated 02-02-2017 (RBE No. 08/2017) stands modified as under:

S.No.CategoryTraining
period
Grade Pay
in VI CPC
Pay
Structure
(Rs.)
Corresp- onding Revised Pay level in the 7th CPC Pay
Matrix
Revised rates
of stipend in
the
corresponding
Pay level
(Rs.)
Traffic and Commercial Departments
39.Commercial Apprentices80 days4200635400
41.Ticket Examiner26 days1900219900
42.Train Clerks18 days1900219900
45.Goods Guards30 days2800529200
46.Traffic Apprentices for absorption in scales as Station Masters, Asstt. Yard Masters, Traffic Inspectors & Section Controllers300 days4200635400
47.Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk26 days2800529200

2. The above revised rates of stipend are applicable to those batches that undergo the modified training modules as indicated against the category.

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

4. Hindi version is enclosed.
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

DoPT: Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment in the lower post

Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment in the lower post
No. 35034/1/201 7-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20.09.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPs from the date of next increment (DNl) in the lower post and method of "fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules. 2016, regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 and its further clarification vide OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 28.08.2018 on the issue of availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.
2. A number of references have been received from various quarter including Secretary, Staff Side as to whether the aforesaid OMs 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 and 28.08.2018 will be applicable in the ease of MACP also or otherwise. The matter has been examined in consultation with D/o Expenditure and it has been decided that. the aforesaid OMs dated 27.07.2017 and 28.08.2018 will be applicable in the cases of pay fixation after grant of MACP also.
G. Jayanthi
Joint Secretary (E-1)
Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment in the lower post

Source: DoPT

9% (7% + 2%) DA to Defence Personnel and PBOR from July 2018


9% (7% + 2%) DA to Defence Personnel and PBOR from July 2018

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personal Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2018

No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi,
Dated 18th, September, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2018.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 1(2)/2004- D(Pay/Services) dated 28th March 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 01.07.2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 257-PA dated 17.09.2018 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B), dated 7th September 2018.
Yours faithfully,
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(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://mod.gov.in

Ad-hoc Bonus for Central Autonomous Bodies - NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Ad-hoc Bonus for Central Autonomous Bodies - NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Grant of 'ad-hoc bonus' for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018 - NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National council (staff Side)
Joint Consulative Machinery for
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2017
Dated: September 17, 2018
The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapathi Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Grant of 'ad-hoc bonus' for the Central Autonomous Bodies for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018- reg.

Kindly call for our earlier letter of even number dated October 30, 2017(copy enclosed), whereby it was requested, while thanking the government for having implemented VII CPC recommendations in case of staff of the Central Autonomous Bodies, that, their genuine grievance in respect of payment PLB/Ad-hoc bonus to these staff should also be considered .

It would be pertinent to recall that, Finance Ministry used to extend the benefit of PLB/Ad-hoc Bonus to the Central Autonomous Bodies also at par with other Central Government employees till the year 2014-15. Surprisingly, employees of the Central Autonomous Bodies have been deprived of this benefit after the year 2014-15 without assigning any bonafide reason thereto.

It is, therefore, requested that, necessary action may kindly be taken for granting ad-hoc bonus to the Central Autonomous Bodies also on par with the Central Government employees for the years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018, as was being done till the year 2014-15 in the larger interest of justice and parity.
Sincerely Yours,

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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs)


Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
 
Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)
19 SEP 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers
(AWWs/AWHs)and performance linked incentive to AWHs [Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme] with a total cost of Rs. 10,649.41 crore (GoI Share) for the period from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2020.

Nearly 27 lakh AWWs/AWHs will be benefitted by the approval. Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS) is a universal scheme and beneficiaries are spread all over the country at AWC/village level.

Details:
The proposals approved consist of the following:
Name of FunctionaryOld Rates p.m.Revised Rates p.m.
Anganwadi WorkerRs.3,000/-Rs.4,500/-
Anganwadi Worker at Mini-AWCRs.2,250/-Rs.3,500/-
Anganwadi HelperRs.1,500/-Rs.2,250/-  (*)

(*) In addition, monthly performance linked incentive of Rs.250/- has also been approved for Anganwadi Helpers for facilitating proper functioning of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).
The enhanced rate of honorarium and performance linked incentive would be effective from 1st October, 2018.

Impact:
The programme through targeted interventions will strive to reduce the level of malnutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies, ensure empowerment of adolescent girls, provide protection to the children who are in conflict with law, provide safe place for day-care to children of working mothers, create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue negative alerts for timely action, encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals and bring more transparency.

Financial Implications:
The details of expenditure for the period from 1st October, 2018 to 31st March 2020 for payment of honorarium to AWWs/AWHs and performance linked incentives to AWHs are as under:
(Rupees in crore)

Name of the Components2018-19(6 months)2019-20Total
Honorarium to AWWs2182.634365.276547.90
Honorarium to Mini-AWWs154.60309.19463.79
Honorarium to AWHs1212.572425.153637.72
Total3549.87099.6110649.41

Background:
Anganwadi Services (ICDS) aims at holistic development of children under the age of six years and its beneficiaries are children of this age group and Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.The rate of honorarium paid to the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers was last revised in the year 2011. Since then the cost of living has increased and the cost norms for the administration of Supplementary Nutrition have also been revised recently in the year 2017.

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