Monday, 27 May 2019

Defence Pension Adalat at Dimapur on 27 & 28th May 2019

Defence Pension Adalat at Dimapur on 27 & 28th May 2019

Notice

A Defence Pension Adalat, 167th in the series of Adalats held by the Defence Accounts Department, is being held at Dimapur on 27th and 28th May 2019.

The Defence Pension Adalat at Dimapur is being organized by the Pr CDA (Pension) Allahabad. The venue of the Adalat is at Wallford Ground, Dimapur, Nagaland.

The Nodal Officer details for the Defence Pension Adalat is as below: Nodal Officer :

Sh P G Roy, A.O.
0/o The PCDA(P), Allahabad
Mob. No : 09935985666

All concerned are requested to take note of the Adalat schedule and forward their pension related application/queries to the nodal officer. Defence pensioners may also register their complaints/grievances on the official website of PCDA(P) Allahabad office i.e. www.pcdapension.nic.in

CGDA - Rule 39 of the General Financial Rules 2017 - GFR 2017


CGDA - Rule 39 of the General Financial Rules 2017 - GFR 2017

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam,
Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AN/ III/ 3012/Circular/Vol. VIII
dated 22.05.2019
All PCsDA/ PCA (Fys.)/ CsDA
(through CGDA website).

Subject: Rule 39 of the General Financial Rules 2017 (GFR)-regarding.

A copy of DO letter no. 1/44/ 2/2019-Cab dated 01.04.2019 from Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

The contents of the ibid DO letter may please be brought to the notice of all concerned including officers and staff of subordinate offices of your organization please.
(MUSTAQ AHMAD)
Sr. Dy. CGDA (AN)

Sunday, 26 May 2019

NFIR - Reckoning service for entitlement of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes

NFIR

Reckoning service for entitlement of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes

No.I/15/2018
Dated: 23/05/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reckoning service for entitlement of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 06/2016.
(ii) Board's letter No. E(W)2006/PS5-1/28 dated 18/04/2007 & 08/05/2008.
(iii) Board's letter No. E(W)2013/PS5-1/7 dated 16/12/2013.
(iv) Board's letter No. E(W)2013/PS5-1/28 dated 12/03/2014.
(v) Board's letter No. E(W)2016/PS5-8/2 dated 19/04/20l8.
(vi) NFIR's letter No. I/15/Part III dated 06/07/2018, 17108/2018 & 03/10/2018.
(vii) NFIR's letter No. I/15/2018 dated 12/03/2019.

Responding to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 19/04/2018 with reference to NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No. 06/2016, Federation vide series of letters, latest being dated 12/03/2019, requested the Railway Board to restore previous instructions issued vide No. E(W)2006/PS5-1/28 dated 18/04/2007 to facilitate the benefit of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to the Former Defence Forces Personnel etc., working in Railways (as announced by Hon'ble MR in the Parliament during the course of presenting Rail Budget 2007 -08). Federation further desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board that the subject was also discussed with ED(IR) on 3rd July, 2018 while specific case belonging to North Western Railway was also cited wherein the Zonal Railway has taken negative view and declined to implement Board's instructions dated 19104/2018 stating that the employee has not completed 20 years or more service in Railways, therefore not entitled for PRCP.

During NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 25/26-4-2019 though the subject could not be discussed due to paucity of time, the position conveyed through Action Taken Statement to the Federation is as follows :-

" The matter is under re-examination on file in consultation with Associate Finance"

NFIR, therefore once again urges upon the railway Board to issue suitable clarificatory instructions, duly modifying earlier instructions dated 19/04/2018 to facilitate the Former Defence Forces Personnel/Central Government Employees who joined Railways, to avail the benefit of PRCP on the basis of length of service rendered in Railways and in the previous Central Government Organizations. A copy of the modified instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
(Dr.Rahavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30, 2019


Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30, 2019

Narendra Modi to take oath as PM on May 30

Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30 at 7 pm in Rashtrapati Bhavan, along with members of the Union Council of Ministers.

President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath and secrecy of the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers, a statement issued by the President’s Office mentioned.
“The President will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers on 30.05.2019 at 07.00 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the press statement read.

Riding on muscular nationalism and a strident anti-Congress plank spearheaded by Modi, the BJP on May 23 got an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha, crossing on its own the 300 seat mark while storming back to power for the second consecutive term.

The BJP, which had won 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, managed to increase its tally and notched up 303 seats in the 2019 elections.

This will be the first time when a non-Congress party has managed to secure a majority on its own for the second consecutive term after Indira Gandhi had won in 1971. Earlier, Jawaharlal Nehru had performed that feat.

ANI

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare - Consultant in the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare - Consultant in the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
F.No.26020117/20l9-Adm.I
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 22nd May, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare-reg.

The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare intends to engage a consultant to assist the Department for undertaking comprehensive review/revision of CCS (Pension) Rules and orders issued by the Government on the subject of pensionary benefits and other important issues requiring immediate attention. The revision and review of the rules etc. is being undertaken by the Department in compliance with recommendation of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of UoI Vs. R. Sethumadhavan and Other. In addition, the Department may also assign the consultant any other work related to this Department.

Accordingly, applications are invited from retired Central Government Employees having been retired from the post of Deputy Secretary/Director or equivalent i.e.to say from any-post carrying the following.Pay.Band/Pay Matrix
i. Rs.15600 – 39100 + 7600 Grade Pay; or
ii. Rs.37400 – 67000 + 8700 Grade Pay; or
iii. Pay Matrix 12 or 13 under 7th CPC
MANDATORY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
The applicant should have a minimum of 3 years experience in dealing with pension cases and pension related court cases of Central Government Employees.

AGE
Age should not be more than 65 years on the date of advertisement.

REMUNERATION
On selection, the consultant will be paid consolidated remuneration equivalent to his last pay drawn minus pension. He will also be paid Dearness Allowance on the remuneration amount kt the rates applicable for Central Government Employees on the date of engagement. No other allowance such as HRA/Transport Allowance etc. will be payable to the consultant.
The consultant may be required to undertake outstation visits also for which he will be paid Travelling Allowance/hotel/ guest-house reimbursement as per rules applicable to
equivalent scales.

DURATION OF ENGAGEMENT
The duration of engagement will be one year from the date of initial engagement which period may be curtailed or extended at the sole discretion of the Department and the same will be binding on the consultant.

The appointment of consultants would be on full-time basis and he will not be permitted to take up any other assignment during the period of Consultancy with the DoP&PW.

The appointment of consultant is of a temporary (non - official) nature and the appointment can be cancelled at any time by the Department without assigning any reason.

Retired central government officers desirous of consideration for the above assignment may submit their application in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I), to Shri Ashok Kumar Singh, Under Secretary (Admn.I), Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110 003 latest by 7th June, 2019 either in person or through post.

Applications received beyond the closing date or giving false information will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected, Only shortlisted candidates will be intimated and Department of Pension & PW reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.

Encl. As above ..
sd/-
(Ashok Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Friday, 24 May 2019

MACP - Financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff joined on request transfer in lower post-correct implementation of extant orders

MACP - Financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff joined on request transfer in lower post-correct implementation of extant orders

NFIR

No. IV/MACPS/09/2019
Dated: 23/05/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff joined on request transfer in lower post-correct implementation of extant orders - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 37/2016.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. PC-V/2016/PNM/NFIR/2 dated 22/04/2019.
We are not convinced with the position conveyed by the Railway Board on the subject through an enclosure to Board's letter No. PC-V/2016/PNM/ NFIR/2 dated 22/04/2019 being misleading and incorrect.

We, however, seek a meeting at the level of MS/FC on the PNM Items on MACPS issues raised by NFIR at Board's level as requested earlier vide Federation's letter No. IV/MACPS/ 09/Part II dated 26/12/2018. A list of cases to be discussed in the Federation's meeting with MS/FC is placed in the Annexure attached to this letter.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to fix separate meeting at the level of MS/FC on a date mutually convenient to the Board (MS/FC) and the Federation.
DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Schemes and Programmes being run by the various Ministries / Departments of Government of India, for welfare of Senior Citizens


Schemes and Programmes being run by the various Ministries / Departments of Government of India, for welfare of Senior Citizens

Welfare Schemes & Programmes for Senior Citizens

Schemes and Programmes being run by the various Ministries / Departments of Government of India, for welfare of Senior Citizens
  1. “Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC)”. This scheme was earlier known as “Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP)” and is being run under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Under this scheme, grants-in-aid are given for running and maintenance of Senior Citizens Homes popularly called Old Age Homes/Continuous Care Homes, Mobile Medicare Units, etc., to the Implementing Agencies such as State Governments / Union Territory Administrations (through Registered Societies)/ Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRls) / Local bodies; Non­ Governmental/Voluntary Organizations. Under the Scheme, grant is released after the receipt of Utilization Certificate of previous grant.
  2. ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)’. The objective of the scheme is to provide senior citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from age related disabilities/ infirmities, with such physical aids and assisted living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions. This scheme was launched on 1st April, 2017 and is under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Under the Scheme, assisted living devices such as walking sticks, elbow crutches, walkers/ crutches, tripods/quadpods, hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial dentures, spectacles are provided free of cost to the identified beneficiary senior citizens. The Scheme is being implemented by the “Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)”, a Public Sector Undertaking under this Ministry. The devices are distributed in the camp mode to the identified beneficiaries. The Scheme is being funded from Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund (SCWF).
  3. “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund”. In pursuance of the Budget Announcement, 2015- 16, this welfare fund has been created to be utilized for such schemes, for promoting financial security of senior citizens, healthcare and nutrition of senior citizens, welfare of elderly widows, schemes relating to Old Age Homes, Short Stay Homes and Day Care of senior citizens etc. , for the promotion of the welfare of senior citizens. This scheme is under administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Fund comprises of the unclaimed amounts transferred by every institution holding such fund in the Schemes including Small Savings and other Saving Schemes of the Central Government such as Post Office Savings Accounts, Post Office Recurring Deposits Accounts etc., Accounts of Public Provident Funds and Accounts of Employees Provident Fund, that remain unclaimed for a period of seven years from the date of the account being declared as inoperative account. The Fund is administered by an Inter-Ministerial Committee, comprising of Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and Ministry of Labour and Employment, with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as the Nodal Ministry for administration of the Fund.
  4. National Council for Older Persons (NCOP). In pursuance of the National Policy for Older Persons (N POP), this council was constituted in 1999 to oversee implementation of the Policy and to advise the Government in the formulation and implementation of policy and programmes for the aged. The National Council for Older Persons (N COP) has been reconstituted and renamed as National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC) in 2012. The mandate of NCSrC is to advise Central and State Governments on the entire gamut of issues related to welfare of senior citizens and enhancement of their quality of life. The Hon’ble Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment is the Chairperson of the Council.
  5. ‘Vayoshreshtha Samman’. In order to recognize the efforts made by eminent Senior Citizens and Institutions involved in rendering distinguished services for the cause of elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment started celebrating International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), since 1st October, 2005, giving in recognition to their contribution to the society. Further, in order to showcase the Government’s concern for senior citizens and its commitment towards senior citizens with the aim of strengthening their legitimate place in the society, the Vayoshrestha Samman was upgraded to National Award and the Scheme of National Awards for Senior Citizens was notified in the Gazette of India on 22.01.2013. The Awards are given under thirteen categories. The National Awards were presented for the first time during 2013, on 1st October, on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). On 1st October every year, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment also organizes Health Camps, Inter-generational walkathons etc. in different States with active participation of Senior Citizens, Youth, Celebrities and Media-persons etc.

DoP - Post Office Saving Schemes including Certificates - DOP(SB ORDER NO. 05/2019)


DoP - Post Office Saving Schemes including Certificates - DOP(SB ORDER NO. 05/2019)
SB ORDER NO. 05/2019
F.No.116-12/2016-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Date: 20.05.2019
To,
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Amendments to Rule 60(4)(B) and Rule 165(4)(ii) of POSB(CBS) Manual, Rule 87(4) (ii)POSB Manual Volume I and Rule 50(4) (ii) of POSB Manual Volume II regarding change in powers of various authorities to sanction deceased claim cases and their time line in respect of Post Office Savings Schemes, including Certificates, where no nomination is registered and there is no legal evidence available/produced.

Sir / Madam,
The undersigned is directed to say that the competent authority has decided to amend the text of the aforesaid rules with immediate effect.

Revised Text of Rule is as given below.

“The authorities mentioned below are competent to sanction claims without production of legal evidence up to the limit noted against each, after expiry of Six (6) Months from the date of death of the depositor, if no succession certificate or probate of will or letter of administration of the deceased estate is produced during the period or up to the date of sanction.”

Name of Authority
  1. Time Scale Departmental Sub-Postmasters - Limit Rs.5000
  2. Sub Postmasters in Lower Selection Grade/PM Grade-1 - Limit Rs.10,000
  3. Sub-Postmasters/DeputyPostmasters/Postmasters in Higher Selection Grade (all Non Gazetted)/PM Grade -II and III* - Limit Rs.25,000
  4. Deputy Postmasters/Senior Postmasters/Deputy ChiefPostmasters/Superintendent of PostOffices/Deputy
    Superintendent of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group-B) - Limit Rs.1,00,000
    5.Chief Postmasters in GPO/Head Offices, Senior Superintendents of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group-A) - Limit Rs.2,50,000
  5. Director HQ/Regional Directors/ Director (GPO) - Limit Rs.3,75,000
  6. Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General - Limit Rs.5,00,000
2. It is requested that this SB order may be circulated to all concerned including CBS/non-CBS Post Offices. In case where claims are not yet submitted or claims are already submitted but not yet sanctioned, these revised provisions should be made applicable.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
( Devendra Sharma )
Assistant Director (SB)

PCDA - Payment of Additional Quantum of Pension to old pensioner

PCDA

Payment of Additional Quantum of Pension to old pensioner
O/o the principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No.- 209
AT/Tech/349/VI CPC/Vol-VII
Dated: 14.05.2019.
To,
  1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
  2. The Director of Treasuries of all state …….
  3. The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
  4. The CDA (PD) Meerut……….
  5. The CDA-Chennai……….
  6. The Nodal Officers ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
  7. The Pay & Accounts Officers…………
  8. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
  9. The DPDO…………
  10. The Post Master………….. Sub: Payment of Additional Quantum of Pension to old pensioner. Representations are being received from various Pension Disbursing Agencies(PDAs) seeking clarification as to from which date payment of additional quantum of pension to the armed forces service pensioners on attaining age of 80 years and above will be paid in cases where age shown in the PPO varies with the exact date of birth mentioned in the office records (i.e original discharge certificate).
The issue has been examined and it is noticed that in all old cases, there was a practice of mentioning the age of armed forces personnel instead of date of birth (though the date of birth was mentioned in LPC cum data sheet provided by the records offices). It is also noticed in some cases that age mentioned in the PPO differs from the date of birth/age mentioned in the LPC cum data sheet due to late submission of claim by ROs/HOOs and late notification of PPO as well.

Accordingly, it has been decided that in all such cases where pensioner is not satisfied or PDA is not sure regarding date of commencement of additional pension, the cases may be referred to this office through ROs/HOOs' concerned for issuing Corr. PPO for making necessary amendment.
Sd/-
(S.K. Singh)
Addl.CDA (P)
Source: PCDA

DoPT - Request of antedating of increment by some DR ASOs of 2005 and 2006

DoPT - Request of antedating of increment by some DR ASOs of 2005 and 2006

No. 7/15/2007-CS.I(A) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 20th May, 2019
ORDER

WHEREAS, some Direct Recruit Assistant Section Officers (ASOs) of OGLE 2005 and 2006 have requested for antedating their increment dates as they were nominated in different batches for mandatory training;

AND WHEREAS, it is mandatory for every Direct Recruit ASO to undergo foundational training course first before they could be allotted any Ministry / Department;

AND WHEREAS, the first batch of ASOs belonging to OGLE 2005 and OGLE 2006 had joined in July 2008 and October 2009 respectively:

AND WHEREAS. the concerned ASOs who were nominated in later batches of mandatory training had not completed six months of service for earning Annual Increments unlike their other batchmates who were nominated in the first batch.

AND WHEREAS, representations were received in September, 2009 from some DR ASOs of OGLE 2005 requesting for ante dating their increments.

AND WHEREAS, the case was examined in this Department and it was not agreed to as the request was not in consonance with the Department of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 13.09.2008.

As per Para 2 clarification 1 (i) of Department of Expenditure’s OM dated 13.09.2008 specifically states as under:

As per Rules 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there will be one uniform date of annual increment, viz. l July of every year. Government servants completing six months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July will be eligible to be granted the increment. Accordingly, all Government servants who earned their last increments between 02 01 2005 and 01.01.2006 would get their next increment on 01.07 2006.-

AND WHEREAS, the ASOs of CGLE 2005 submitted fresh representation during 2015-2016 and representations were also received from ASOs of OGLE 2006 batch during the year 2016. The matter was re-examined in detail and it was found that no new facts were brought out to review the decision taken earlier and accordingly it was decided with the approval of the Competent Authority, to wait for the outcome of the case in WP No. 1738/2017 challenging the eligibility criteria for counting the approved service in ASO Grade which was and is still pending in High Court.

AND WHEREAS, an OA (100/3397/2018) was filed by some aggrieved DR ASOs in CAT, (PB), Delhi on the same grounds. CAT, PB vide order dated 11.09.2018 has disposed of the OA at the admission stage with directions to DOPT as under the respondents are directed to pass a reasoned and speaking order on the representation of the applicants within three months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of the this order. The OA is, accordingly, disposed of at the admission stage itself. “
AND WHEREAS, the concerned ASOs vide their representations had sought the following benefits:
i. In r/o CGLE-2005 batch, for grant of increment w.e.f 01.07.2009 instead of 01.07.2010
the date from which they have got the increment presently, because of the condition of having completed six months service thereon, as stipulated in DOE’s O.M. dated 13.09.18.
ii. In r/o CGLE-2006 batch, for grant of increment w.e.f 01.07.2010 instead of 01.07.2011 the date from which they have got the increment presently, because of the condition of having completed six month service thereon 1 as stipulated in DOE’s O.M. dated 13.09.18.
iii. To fix the pay notionally from the actual date of joining of the first candidate of their batches;
iv. To consider their service counted from the date of joining of the first candidates for the purpose of pension and qualifying service.
AND WHEREAS, the matter was again examined in this Department and it was observed that a Government Servant is eligible to draw the pay only from the date of assumption of charge. The concerned ASOs were not eligible for pay parity with their batchmates as they attended mandatory training in different batches. As such, they had not completed six months of service for earning annual increment along with their other batchmates who were nominated in the first batch, in terms of Department Of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 13.09.2008. Thus, they were not eligible for antedating of increment at par with their batchmates.

AND WHEREAS, it is also observed that the concerned ASOs of 2005 & 2006 batches who were nominated in the later batches of training have however been given all due benefits like approved service. eligibility for SO-LDCE, which accrued to their batchmates who were appointed in the earlier batches.

AND WHEREAS, the matter was examined in consultation with D/o Expenditure. An interim reply vide letter dated 31.12.2018 in light of directions of CAT, was also sent to all applicants and counsel for applicants and respondents as well.

AND WHEREAS. Department of Expenditure has examined the case and found the claim for antedating of increment not in conformity with the extant instructions and rejected the claim for ante¬dating of increment in respect of the said ASOs.

NOW THEREFORE, it has been decided that since the instant claims of the DR ASOs of CGLE 2005 and 2006 batches are not in consonance with the extant rules and the fact that these representations were examined in 2009 and rejected on the same ground and no new ground has been brought forth in these representations, hence the claim is hereby rejected as it is devoid of merit.
(George D. Toppo)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

Monday, 20 May 2019

DoPT - Voluntary disclosure of information relating to compassionate appointment by the concerned Ministries/ Departments on their website


DoPT - Voluntary disclosure of information relating to compassionate appointment by the concerned Ministries/ Departments on their website

No.41011/16/2019-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th May, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Voluntary disclosure of information relating to compassionate appointment by the concerned Ministries! Departments on their website- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Hon'ble Central Information Commission's (CIC) decision dated 25.03.2019 (No. CIC/ PMOIN/A/ 2017/172750/MH&FW-BJ (copy enclosed) according to which information relating to compassionate appointments have to be disclosed suo motu by the concerned Public Authorities on their website. Hon'ble CIC's decision interalia states as under:-
"Keeping in view the facts of the case and the submissions made by the Respondents present at the hearing, the Commission directs DoP&T to issue instructions/ guidelines to all the Ministries and Departments to exercise due diligence in notifying the compliance of the guidelines of DoP&T in respect of compassionate appointments made by all the concerned organizations/ departments covered by its circular.."

All Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India are requested to take necessary action for compliance of the directions of CIC.
(Pradeep Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 23040339
End: As above
To All Ministries/Departments of the Govt of India.

Date of Hearing : 25.03.2019
Date of Decision : 25.03.2019

ORDER
FACTS:
The Appellant vide his RTI application sought information on 07 points regarding number of matters relating to compassionate appointment which were in a waiting list of all the Ministries and autonomous institutions under the Government of India since the last 10 years in accordance with the rules relating to 5% reservation for such appointment; list of A, B, C & D posts remaining vacant in all Ministries and autonomous institutions in the Government of India in the current Financial Year, etc.

The CPIO, PMO, South Block, New Delhi, vide its letter dated 21.04.2017 transferred the RTI application to the Secretary, DoP&T, New Delhi under Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005 for further necessary action. Subsequently, the Section Officer, Department of Health & FW, RTI Cell, vide its letter dated 11.0.2017 transferred the RTI application to the CPIOs unndr Ministry of Health & PW with the direction to forward/transfer the application to the concerned CPIO, if not pertained to their Division. Subsequently, the CPIO & US to the Govt. of India, Department of Health Research, vide its letter dated 07 06 2017 provided a response pertaining to their Department Dissatisfied due to non-receipt of any response from the concerned departments after several transfers of his application, the Appellant approached the FAA. The Order of the FAA, if any, is not on the record of the Commission.

HEARING:
Facts emerging during the hearing:

DECISION:
Keeping in view the facts of the case and the submissions made by the Respondents present at the hearing, the Commission directs DoPT to issue instructions / guidelines to all the Ministries and Department to exercise due diligence in notifying the compliance of the guidelines of DoPT in respect of compassionate appointments made by all the concerned organizations / departments covered by its circular. Such information should be displayed on the website of each of the institutions governed by DoP&T for the benefit of employees and public at large. The compliance of the directives of the Commission should be done within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of this order.

The Appeal stands disposed with the above direction.

Retirement Age of CAPF Personnel - 57 to 60 Years

Retirement Age of CAPF Personnel - 57 to 60 Years

"7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age of CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. Enhancement of Age of Retirement from Existing 57 years to 60 Years of Age"

According to the PTI News, the Retirement age of CAPF Personnel is set to be fixed at 60 years after the Supreme Court recently dismissed a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the government against the direction of the Delhi High Court to resolve an existing anomaly, official sources said today.
Sources in the security establishment said the Central government has time till May-end to implement the directive of the Delhi High Court and after consultations with all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), it is “certain” that the age of superannuation in all the forces will be made uniform, well before the deadline.

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age of CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. Enhancement of Age of Retirement from Existing 57 years to 60 Years of Age

This demand has been made by CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. As per the existing position the age of retirement in Assam Rifles and CISF is 60 while it is 57 in rest of the CAPFs up to the rank of Commandants.

DoPT has stated that although the issue was dealt with by the V and the VI CPCs, neither of the Commissions recommended any changes in the age of superannuation. MHA has also declined to enhance the age of superannuation on the ground that the age of retirement has been fixed depending on operational need of that particular Organisation.

Having considered the entire position and the views of MHA and DoPT on this issue, the Chairman, Seventh CPC feels that the grounds stated for justifying differential age of superannuation are not very convincing. Further, members of the CAPFs squarely form a part of the civilian work force. Hence, the Chairman recommends a uniform age of superannuation of 60 years to all CAPFs. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, Seventh CPC is in agreement with this recommendation.

However, Shri Vivek Rae, Member, Seventh CPC has not agreed with this recommendation for the following reasons:-
  • Ministry of Home Affairs is of the considered view that the age of superannuation cannot be enhanced from existing 57 years to 60 years for all ranks of CRPF, BSF, SSB and ITBP. Force personnel up to the rank of Commandant have operational/combat roles in the field, which require higher physical fitness and efficiency. The higher ranks of DIG and above in these four CAPFs are more supervisory and administrative in nature, which do not require physical fitness of the level required in field units. Therefore, in the ranks of DIG and above in the four CAPFs, the age of retirement is 60 years, while for ranks till the level of Commandant, the retirement age is 57 years.
  • Stipulating a lower age of superannuation up to the rank of Commandant in these four CAPFs is a well thought and conscious decision of the government based on ground realities and as per the administrative and operational requirement of the forces. Even in the Army, there are different ages for retirement, which increase in accordance with rank.
  • MHA has further observed that it is not correct to say that in Assam Rifles the age of retirement up to the rank of Commandant is 60 years. Assam Rifles is officered by the Army, and the retirement age at the level of Colonel is not 60 years but 57 years.
  • CAPFs like ITBP, BSF are posted on border/high altitude/difficult terrain duties and CRPF is generally deployed for internal security duties and CI operations. Hence their functional profile is more akin to Army, justifying younger age of the Force. Thus, 57 years in other CAPFs and 60 years in CISF is commensurate with the different roles assigned to them.

Payment of Dearness Relief on pension to the re-employed teachers of Delhi Administration


Payment of Dearness Relief on pension to the re-employed teachers of Delhi Administration

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE

CPAO/ IT&Tech/ Delhi Administration/ 2018-19/ 2-5
13.05.2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Relief on pension to the re-employed teachers of Delhi Administration

References have been received from the re-employed teacher of Delhi Administration that the authorized banks are not making payment of dearness relief on pension to them.

Earlier, the banks have stopped the payment of DR on pension on the instruction of Govt. of NCT Delhi and now some authorized banks are not acting upon the instructions of the Govt. of NCT Delhi for payment of Dearness Relief on pension to the re-employed teachers of Delhi Administration.

In this connection, attention is drawn towards the guidelines mentioned in the OM No 45/73/97-P&Pw (G) dated 02.07.1999, wherein it is mentioned that the pension Disbursing Authority (Banks) shall release Dearness Relief on pension to those re- employed pensioners who submit the certificate issued by the re-employing department as per Para + (II) (a) of the said OM.

All the authorized banks are advised to make payment of Dearness Relief on pension to the re-employed teachers on the basis of the instruction issued by the Govt. of NCT or Delhi.

Encl.: OM dated 02.07.1999
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(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (lT & Tech)

Grant of First/Second /Third Financial Up-gradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPs) to MTS/CLKs (including IDT) /Auditors (including IDT)/Sr. Auditors / Hindi Translators / Stenographers /Private Secretaries / Staff Car Drivers /DEOs/ Canteen Employees and Asst. Accounts Officers

Grant of First/Second /Third Financial Up-gradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPs) to MTS/CLKs (including IDT) /Auditors (including IDT)/Sr. Auditors / Hindi Translators / Stenographers /Private Secretaries / Staff Car Drivers /DEOs/ Canteen Employees and Asst. Accounts Officers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)

No.1071/AN:III/MACP/Circular/Vol:V
Date: 20/04/2019
To
  1. All Controllers of Finance and Accounts (Factories)
  2. All Branch Accounts Offices
  3. All sections of M.O including Railway ’G’ & RTC
  4. OFB, Finance Division, Kolkata-700001
  5. The CIA (OFs), 10-A, S K Bose Road, Kolkata
Subject: Grant of First/ Second / Third Financial Up-gradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPs) to MTS/ CLKs (including IDT) / Auditors (including IDT)/ Sr. Auditors / Hindi Translators / Stenographers / Private Secretaries / Staff Car Drivers / DEOs/ Canteen Employees and Asst. Accounts Officers.

Please furnish names of MTS/ CLKs (including IDT) / Auditors (including IDT) / Sr. Auditors Hindi Translators/ Stenographers / Private secretaries/ Staff Car Drivers / DEOs/Canteen Employees and Asst. Accounts Officers in the following format attached as ‘ANNEXURE-I who will be eligible for consideration of first / second / third financial up gradation under MACP scheme between 01.10.2019 and 31.03.2020.

It is also requested to furnish LEFT OVER cases, if any.

The report may please be furnished on or before 31.05.2019. Nill report is also required

Enclosure: ANNEXURE-I
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(Subhankar Chatterjee)
Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)

NPS - Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the employees of Autonomous Body/ Organisation covered under National Pension System


NPS - Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the employees of Autonomous Body/ Organisation covered under National Pension System

KVS

F.110230(NPS)2018 /KVS(HQ)/ P&I/ 2133
Dated: 16.05.2019
The Deputy Commissioner/Director,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices/ZIETs

Sub:- Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the employees of Autonomous Body/Organisation covered under National Pension System (NPS).

Sir,
I am to inform you that Ministry of HRD, vide letter dated 22.04.2019, has directed KVS for stoppage of retirement and death gratuity to the NPS subscribers forthwith. Therefore, death & retirement gratuity and provisional family pension, in terms of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, will not be payable to NPS subscriber with effect from 30.04.2019 till further order.

This issues with the approval of the Commissioner, KVS.

Yours faithfully,
(A.K. Srivastava)
Assistant Commissioner (Finance)

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Railways - Posting of husband and wife at the same station


Railways - Posting of husband and wife at the same station
Posting of husband and wife at the same station - Railway Board Issued Orders on 26th April 2019
RBE NO. 68/2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)I-2019/TR/6
New Delhi, dated 26.04.2019
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Posting of husband and wife at the same station.

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2009!TR/29 dated 02.02.2010 which contains detailed guidelines governing the posting of spouses at the same station . Earlier, some Zonal Railways had raised doubts about the ambiguity caused by the term “all India service” appearing in parenthesis in the Sub-heading/title of Para 3(e) of Board’s letter ibid. AIRF has also recently drawn Board’s attention to this and pointed out that this is causing confusion as regards applicability of the guidelines to Railway Servants.

The matter has accordingly been carefully considered by Board. The guidelines dated 02.02.2010 were issued in the context of at least one of the spouses being a Railway Servant. To remove any ambiguity/confusion regarding its applicability, it has been decided that the phrase “all India service” appearing in parenthesis in the title of para 3(e) of Board’s letter ibid should be treated as deleted. All other content of the said letter ‘remains unchanged.

Hindi version will follow.

Please acknowledge receipt.
sd/-
(MJ Meena)
Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

OROP - One Rank One Pension - Supreme Court of India petition dated 01-05-2019


OROP - One Rank One Pension - Supreme Court of India petition dated 01-05-2019

ITEM NO.1
COURT NO.9
SECTION X
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s). 419/2016
INDIAN EX SERVICEMEN MOVEMENT & ORS.
Petitioner(s)

VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA & ORS.
Respondent(s)

(WITH IA 33253/2017 FOR AMENDMENT OF WRIT PETITION)

Date : 01-05-2019 This petition was called on for hearing today.

CORAM :
HON'BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA

For Petitioner(s)
Mr. Huzefa Ahmadi, Sr. Adv.
Mr. Balaji Srinivasan, AOR
Mr. Arunava Mukherjee, Adv.
Mr. Rohan Sharma, Adv.
Mr. Siddhant Kohli, Adv.
Ms. Pallavi Sengupta, Adv.
Ms. Garima Jain, Adv.
Mr. Abhishek Bharti, Adv.
Ms. Pratiksha Mishra, Adv.
Ms. Srishti Govil, Adv.
Ms. Vaishnavi Subranmanyam, Adv.
Mr. Rohitash Kr. Sharma, Adv.

For Respondent(s)
Mr. Rana Mukherjee, Sr. Adv.
Ms. Priyanka Das, Adv.
Mr. Charanya L. Kumaran, Adv.
Mr. A.K. Sharma, Adv.
Ms. Sheena Taqui, Adv.
Ms. Kanika Sharma, Adv.
Mr. Mukesh Kumar Maroria, AOR
UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following

ORDER
During the course of the hearing, the principal submission of the petitioners is that the recommendation of the Koshyari Committee for thegrant of One Rank One Pension (OROP) was endorsed by the Budgetary Speech of the Finance Minister on 17 February 2014 and by the Minister of Defence on 26 February 2014, following which the Controller General of Defence Accounts was directed to work out modalities. This was further re-affirmed on 10 July 2014 by the Finance Minister and on 2 December 2014 by the Minister of State for Defence. However, the Union government, on 7 November 2015, while implementing OROP adopted a modified definition of the expression under which the gap between the rates of pension of current and past pensioners would be bridged at“periodic intervals”.

The petitioners have highlighted specifically three aspects of the anomalies which have arisen. They are summarised in a written note of submissions tendered before the Court, which is extracted below:
“(i) Fixation of Pension on calendar year of 2013 instead of FY of 2014: Fixation of pension as per calendar year 2013 would result in past retirees (pre 2014) getting less pension of one increment than the soldier retiring after 2014.

(ii) Fixation of pension as mean of Min and Max pension: Fixing pension as mean of Min and Max pension of 2013 would result different pensions for the same ranks and same length of service and the past retiree would get 1.5 increment lesser on account of such fixation.

For example, if 8(i) and (ii) are implemented, two soldiers who have served for same length of years, holding the same rank will draw different pension. A Sepoy (Group Y) who retired prior to 31 Dec 2013 will get Rs.6665 p.m. and another Sepoy (Group Y) who retired on and after 1 Jan 2014 would get Rs 7605 p.m. Further, on account of such implementation, a higher rank Naik soldier who retired before 31 Dec 2013 would draw a lesser pension of Rs.7170p.m., than a junior rank Sepoy who retired after 1 Jan 2014 as his pension would be Rs.7605. This fact is illustrated by a tabular chart which is enclosed. (See Pg.1, CC).

Therefore, implementation of this new definition of OROP defeats the very principle of OROP by creating a class within a class of the same officers, which in practice tantamounts to one rank different pensions. This is also contrary to the judgment by this Hon’ble Court in Union of India v SPS Vains, (2008) 9 SCC 125.

Another fallacy in the new definition of OROP which detracts from the principle of OROP is:

(iii) Pension Equalization every five years:

It is submitted that Pension equalization every five years would result in the grave disadvantage to the past retirees.”

Certain concrete examples have been indicated in charts which are annexed to the note submitted before this Court by Mr Huzefa Ahmadi, learned senior counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioners.

At this stage, we are of the considered view that it would be appropriate if the Union government scrutinizes the grievances which are placed before the Court in the above note. It would be appropriate and in the interest of justice if these concerns, which have been expressed on behalf of personnel, who have served the nation as members of the Armed Forces of the Union before retirement, are duly considered by the Union government at an appropriate level.

We would expect the government to seriously consider the grievances and to determine whether and, if so, to what extent, justice canbe provided for the satisfaction of all concerned.

List the Writ Petition on 6 August 2019.

(SANJAY KUMAR-I)
AR-CUM-PS
(SAROJ KUMARI GAUR)
COURT MASTER
Source: SCI

DoT - MACPS for the Central Government Civilian Employees


Department of Telecommunications - MACPS for the Central Government Civilian Employees

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ Employees who have opted for Government Service and working in Department of Telecommunications.

F.No.4-15(01)2019-PAT
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
1120, Sanchar Bhawan,
20, Ashoka Road.
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 30/04/2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees.

This is in reference to DoPT OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.05.2009 and OM No.35034/3/2015-Estt(D) dated 28.09.2016 (copies enclosed) regarding Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees.

It has been decided to implement the aforesaid orders in the case of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees who have opted for Government Service and working in Department of Telecommunications or on deemed deputation basis in BSNL/MTNL and to withdraw One Time Bound Promotion (OTBP) Scheme and the Biennial Cadre Review (BCR) Scheme w.e.f 01.09.2008.
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(Patanjali Prakash)
Assistant Director General (PAT)
Source: DoT

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

7th Central Pay Commission - Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance

Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC - Grant of Special Compensatory Allowance subsumed under TLA

File No.No.6-23(02)/2019-PAT
F No.6-23(02)/2019-PAT
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi -110001
Dated: 07/02/2019
CIRCULAR No. 103 

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance - reg.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.3/1/2017-E. II (B) dated 17th January, 2019 on the subject cited above for information/ necessary action and O.M. of even number dated 19th July, 2017 has already been circulated vide this office No.31 bearing No.6-23(11)/2017-PAT dated 01/08/2017 ( copy enclosed)
Encl: As above.
(Patanjali Prakash)
Assistant Director General (PAT)
Phone:23036245
No.3/1/2017-E,II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Com
mission, in supersession of the existing orders for grant of Special Compensatory Allowances viz. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Special Compensatory Scheduled /Tribal Area Allowance and Sunderban Allowance which have been subsumed In Tough Location Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of these Special Compensatory Allowances (subsumed in Tough Location Allowance) to Central Government employees as under :
7th-CPC-Special-Compensator

  1. These rates shall increase by 25 per cent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent.
  2. The term 'Pay Level' in the revised pay structure mean the 'Level in the Pay Matrix.
  3. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised pay structure/Pay scales, the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix of the post occupied on 01.01.2016 as indicated in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 would determine the allowance under these orders.
  4. Sunderban Allowance categorised 'as Tough Location Allowance-III shall be admissible to the Central Government civilian employees working in Sunderban areas South of Dampier Hodge's llne, namely, Bhagatush Khali (Rampura), Kumlrmari (Bagna), Jhlnga Khali, Sajnakhali, Gosaba, Amlamathi (Bidya), Canning, Kultall, Plyali, Nalgaraha, Raidighi, Bhanchi, Pathar Paratlma, Bhagabatpur, Saptamukhl, Namkhane, Sikarpur, Kakdwlp, Sagar 1 Mouslni, Kalinagar, Haroa, Hlngalganj, Basanti, Kuemari, Kultola, Ghuslghata (Kulti) area. The allowance shall be admissible only upto the period for which the Government of West Bengal continues to pay this allowance to its employees.
  5. Scheduled tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate Allowance categorise Tough Location Allowance III shall be admissible only in those States where Scheduled/ Tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate Allowance are admissible and shall be discontinued in those States where it has been discontinued for the State Government employees with effect from the date(s) of such discontinuance.
  6. In the event of a place falling In more than one category, the higher rate of Tough Location Allowance will be applicable.
  7. Tough Location Allowances shall not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance. However, employees have the option for continuing Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) allowance at old. rates of 6th CPC. where it was admissible, along with Special Duty Allowance at revised rate of 10% ·of Basic Pay. ·
  8. Employees may exercise their option to choose either Hard Area Allowance which Is admissible alongwith Island Special Duty Allowance or one of the Special Compensatory Allowance, subsumed under Tough Location Allowance as mentioned in Para 1 above ..
  9. These orders take effect from 1st July, 2017.
  10. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
  11. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Hindi version is attached.

DoT

Return of NPS Scheme (Central Government Scheme)as on March 2019

Return of NPS Scheme (Central Government Scheme)as on March 2019

Return of NPS Scheme

Return chart of individual NPS schemes as on 31 March, 2019
ParticularsSBIPF
Assets (Rs in crore )38,453.66
Scheme Inception Date1-Apr-08
NAVSBIPF
31-Mar-1928.4334
52 Week High28.4334
52 Week Low25.7230
RETURNSSBIPF
3 Months2.86%
6 Months8.32%
1 Years8.94%
2 Years7.50%
3 Years9.35%
5 Years10.68%
Since Inception9.96%
PORTFOLIOSBIPF
Top 5 Holdings8.17 % G- Sec 2044,
8.83% Goi 2041,
9.23% Gsc 2043,
7.40 % Goi 2035,
9.20% Goi 2030
Weigtage of top 5 Holdings,%10.44
Top 3 SectorsGovernment Sector,Banking Finance Sector,Financial Institutions
ParticularsLICPF
Assets (Rs in crore )33,995.76
Scheme Inception Date1-Apr-08
NAVLICPF
31-Mar-1927.5968
52 Week High27.5968
52 Week Low25.0472
RETURNSLICPF
3 Months2.60%
6 Months8.07%
1 Years8.72%
2 Years7.27%
3 Years9.26%
5 Years10.42%
Since Inception9.67%
PORTFOLIOLICPF
Top 5 Holdings8.17% G-Sec 2044,
9.23% G-Sec 2043,
7.88% G-Sec 2030,
7.73% G-Sec 2034,
6.68% G sec 2031
Weigtage of top 5 Holdings,%15.38
Top 3 SectorsGovt. Sec, Finance, Banks
ParticularsUTIRSL
Assets (Rs in crore )36,561.29
Scheme Inception Date1-Apr-08
NAVUTIRSL
31-Mar-1927.5576
52 Week High27.5576
52 Week Low25.0085
RETURNSUTIRSL
3 Months2.96%
6 Months8.27%
1 Years8.82%
2 Years7.53%
3 Years9.53%
5 Years10.59%
Since Inception9.65%
PORTFOLIOUTIRSL
Top 5 Holdings6.68% GSEC 2031,
8.13% GSEC 2045,
8.17% GSEC 2044,
6.84% GSEC 2022,
6.79% GSEC 2029
Weightage of top 5 Holdings,%12.90
Top 3 SectorsBanks, Other credit granting, Housing credit Institutions
SCHEME BENCHMARK RETURN
3 month2.47%
6 month8.04%
1 year8.48%
2 years6.83%
3 years6.83%
5 years10.31%

NPS Fund Value 2019 - Central & State Pension Fund NAV as on 6.5.2019


NPS Fund Value 2019 - Central & State Pension Fund NAV as on 6.5.2019

NPS Fund Value 2019

Central & State Pension Fund NAV as on 6.5.2019

Central Government : The Central Government had introduced the National Pension System (NPS) with effect from January 1, 2004 (except for armed forces). Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), the regulatory body for NPS, has appointed NSDL as Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) for National Pension System. CRA is the first of its kind venture in India which is carrying out the functions of Record Keeping, Administration and Customer Service for all subscribers under NPS. CRA shall issue a Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) to each subscriber and maintain database of each Permanent Retirement Account along with recording transactions relating to each PRAN.

In NPS, a government employee contributes towards pension from monthly salary along with matching contribution from the employer. The funds are then invested in earmarked investment schemes through Pension Fund Managers.

State Government: The Central Government had introduced the National Pension System (NPS) with effect from January 01, 2004 (except for armed forces). Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), the regulatory body for NPS, finalised the architecture and appointed NSDL as Central Record keeping Agency (CRA) and other entities for National Pension System. Subsequently, various State Governments adopted this architecture and implemented NPS with effect from different dates.

In NPS, a government employee contributes towards pension from monthly salary along with matching contribution from the employer. The funds are then invested in earmarked investment schemes through Pension Fund Managers.”
SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME
CENTRAL GOVT – 28.3906 as on 06-05-2019


SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME
STATE GOVT – 24.3798 as on 06-05-2019

UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME
CENTRAL GOVT – 27.4766 as on 06-05- 2019

UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME
STATE GOVT – 24.4492 as on 06-05- 2019


LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME
CENTRAL GOVT – 27.5709 as on 06-05-2019


LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME
STATE GOVT – 24.6003 as on 06-05-2019

Railway Board Order - Grant of Air Travel permission to RPF / RPSF personnel on Jammu - Srinagar sector


Railway Board Order - Grant of Air Travel permission to RPF / RPSF personnel on Jammu - Srinagar sector

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. F(E)I/2019/AL-28/21
New Delhi, dated:29.03.2019
The General Manager,
All Indian Railways / PUs,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Grant of Air Travel permission to RPF / RPSF personnel on Jammu - Srinagar sector.

The proposal regarding grant of Air Travel permission to RPF / RPSF personnel on Jammu - Srinagar sector has been considered by Board (FC & CRB) and it has been decided that the non-entitled personnel of Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) are allowed to travel by air from Jammu to Srinagar and back on official duty (on termination commencement at Jammu) for the period of one year i.e. up to 31.03.2020.

Extension of this period is subject to review from time to time.

This will also be subject to the other Terms & Conditions / instructions issued from time to time by Ministry of Finance / Board’s office on ‘Air travel’.
Sd/-
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy.Director Finance Estt-I
Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

Tax benefits under NPS, the Government Subscribers can make an additional investment in their NPS Tier I account


Tax benefits under NPS, the Government Subscribers can make an additional investment in their NPS Tier I account

Voluntary Contribution in Tier I account by Govt. Sector Subscribers

In order to avail Tax benefits under NPS, the Government Subscribers can make an additional investment in their NPS Tier I account. An additional deduction for investment up to Rs. 50,000 in NPS (Tier I account) is available exclusively to NPS subscribers. This additional investment can be made by the Subscribers by either of the following ways:

A. Through associated Nodal Office
B. Through eNPS portal
C. Through NPS Mobile App
D. By logging into the CRA System
E. Through Point of Presence (PoP)

A. Voluntary Contribution through associated Nodal Office {Pay and Accounts Office (PAO)/ Cheque Drawing and Disbursement Offices (CDDOs)}

Govt. Subscribers may approach their associated Nodal Offices (PAOs/ CDDOs) for processing of Voluntary Contributions in their Tier I account. The Nodal Office is required to carry out the following activities:

Download necessary utilities for preparation of contribution file i.e. File Preparation Utility (FPU) and File Validation Utility (FVU). Kindly note, these are separate utilities through which only Tier-II and Tier I Voluntary contributions can be prepared and validated. The utilities are available on CRA website – www.npscra.nsdl.co.in at the following link:

https://npscra.nsdl.co.in/
Prepare voluntary contribution details by using the FPU. Ensure that contribution type is selected as “Voluntary Contribution”.

Validate voluntary contribution file prepared using the FVU.

Upload Subscriber Contribution File (SCF) in the NPSCAN application (www.npscancra.com) by logging with the User ID and Internet Password (IPIN) provided by NSDLCRA. The procedure of Contribution upload will be similar to the upload of regular contribution files in NPS.
Nodal Office shall upload the SCF in respect of the Subscribers for whom clear funds are available on daily basis. The Nodal Office is required to remit the funds to the Trustee Bank latest by T+1 day (T being the date of receipt of clear funds) post upload of contribution details in the CRA system.

B. Voluntary Contribution through eNPS portal

The Subscribers can also pay voluntary contributions under Tier I online through eNPS. In order to contribute through eNPS, the Subscribers need to follow the below mentioned steps:
Visit the eNPS portal (https://enps.nsdl.com).

Click on the “Contribution” option.

On the next screen, the Subscriber will have to provide PRAN, Date of Birth, enter Captcha details and click on the “Verify PRAN” option. On clicking the “Verify PRAN” option, system will prompt for a One Time Password (OTP) and the same will be sent on the registered mobile number of the Subscriber. System will display a message to the Subscriber about generation of OTP. The Subscriber will enter the OTP and click on submit OTP option.

After submission of OTP, on the next screen the Subscriber will select the Tier Type as “Tier I” and enter the amount in “Voluntary contribution amount” section, select the “Payment Gateway Option”, tick on the declarations and finally click on “Make Payment” option.

Upon successful processing of the contribution, the units will be credited to Subscribers’ NPS account and an SMS/ Email alert will be sent to the Subscribers’ registered Mobile Number/ Email ID.

C. Voluntary Contribution through NPS Mobile App

Voluntary contribution in Tier I account can also be made using the NPS Mobile App.
NPS Mobile App can be downloaded from Playstore for android phones and Appstore for IOS phones (iPhone).

In NPS Mobile App, Subscriber is required to click on the “Contribution” option available on the Home screen.

On the next screen, Subscriber needs to enter the PRAN, Date of Birth and the Captcha details and click on “Verify PRAN” option.

App will prompt for a One Time Password (OTP) and the same will be sent to the registered mobile number of the Subscriber. App will display a message to the Subscriber about generation of OTP. The Subscriber will enter the OTP and click on submit OTP option.

After submission of OTP, on the next screen the Subscriber will select the Tier Type as “Tier I” and enter the amount, select the “Payment Gateway Option”, tick on the declarations and finally click on “Confirm Payment” option.

Upon successful payment, a receipt will get generated confirming the payment details.

D. Voluntary contribution by logging into the CRA System
One more option for Subscribers to contribute voluntarily in Tier I account is by logging into the CRA System with the User ID (i.e. the PRAN) and the Internet Password (IPIN).
In the CRA system, at the Home page, the Subscriber needs to go to Menu – Contribute Online <<>> Sub-menu - Make Online Contribution.

System will re-direct the Subscriber to the eNPS portal.
Further, the Subscriber needs to follow the procedure as explained under Point C above.

E. Voluntary contribution through Point of Presence (PoP)/ Point of PresenceService Providers (PoP-SP)
Subscribers may also approach the PoP/ PoP-SPs for making Voluntary Contribution in their Tier I account.

The list of PoPs/ PoP-SPs is available on CRA website (www.npscra.nsdl.co.in).

What are the tax benefits of NPS?


1. What are the tax benefits of NPS?
Income Tax Act allows benefits under NPS as per the following sections:

On Employee’s contribution: Employee’s own contribution is eligible for tax deduction under sec 80 CCD (1) of Income Tax Act up to 10% of salary (Basic + DA). This is within the overall ceiling of Rs. 1.50 Lacs under Sec. 80 CCE of the Income Tax Act.

On Employer’s contribution: Up to 10% of Basic & DA (no monetary ceiling) under 80CCD (2). This rebate is over and above 80 CCE limit of Rs. 1.50 lacs.

Voluntary Contribution: Employee can voluntarily invest an additional amount of Rs. 50,000 (or more) to the NPS Tier I account and claim tax deduction on the same under section 80 CCD 1(B), subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000.

2. Which document can a Subscriber use as investment proof in order to avail the tax benefit?
A copy of the Annual Transaction Statement (Tier I) can be used as investment proof in order to avail tax benefits.

3. Can a Subscriber get loan under NPS?
No. At present, a Subscriber cannot avail loan against NPS holdings.

4. Are NPS returns guaranteed?
There is no investment return guarantee. As per the present guidelines of Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA, the regulator for NPS), in case of government employees, contributions towards pension are invested by three Pension Fund Managers (PFMs), viz., LIC Pension Fund Limited, SBI Pension Funds Private Limited and UTI Retirement Solutions Limited as per the stipulated guidelines.

The returns under NPS are totally market based i.e. they are based on the NAV of the Pension Fund schemes. The benefits will entirely depend upon the amount contributed and the investment growth upto the point of exit from NPS.

Monday, 6 May 2019

ECHS Smart Card: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AS PROOF OF INCOME TO CHECK ELIGIBILITY OF DEPENDANTS FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP


ECHS Smart Card: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AS PROOF OF INCOME TO CHECK ELIGIBILITY OF DEPENDANTS FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army),
Thimayya Marg, Near Gopinath Circle,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010

B/ 49711-NewSmartCard /AG/ ECHS
29 Apr 2019
IHQ of MoD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ West Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ Central Comd (A/ ECHS)
Northern Comd (A/ ECHS)
South West Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ ANC
Regional Centres ECHS

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AS PROOF OF INCOME TO CHECK ELIGIBILITY OF DEPENDANTS FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Refer to Central Organisation ECHS letter No B/ 49701-PR /AG/ ECHS/ 2017 dated 27 Sep 2017 and 8/49701-PR/ AG/ ECHS/ 2017 dt 16 Nov 2017(Not to all).

2. A policy on eligibility criteria for ECHS membership was promulgated vide letters under reference. The following documents are required to be produced by the ESM for all dependants above 18 years of age (except spouse) at the time of collection of their Cards:-

(a) Self attested copy of PAN Card.
(b) Self attested copy of Form 26AS for the last two financial years.

3. In case the documents given at Para 2(a) & (b) can not be produced by the ESM, then he will have to furnish a self attested certificate for dependant above 18 Years of age. Specimen proforma is attached as Appx 'A'.

4. In case of income of dependents above 18 years of age (except spouse) is more than Rs 9000/ - from all sources (excluding DA) per month, then the ECHS Cards for such dependants will not be handed over to the beneficiary/ ESM. Such Cards will be destroyed by a board of officers every month and record be maintained at the Station HQ's. Details of such destruction be forwarded to Regional Centre concerned, Central Organization, ECHS and M/ S Source Dot Com Private Limited. Cases will be intiated in such cases for cancellation of cards permanently.

5. It is further reiterated that the Cards of all dependants will be blocked automatically by the system on completion of one year. The ESM will have to submit an online self declaration certificate by using his login credentials. A specimen ECHS self attested certificate for dependant above 18 years of age is attached as Appx 'B'. The fields marked as 'A' will be auto populated and in the balance fields the beneficiary will have to upload the required certificate/ enter details. This renewal facility will be available one month in advance from completion of one year from the date of issue of Card/ last renewal.
(Rakesh Kakar)
Col Retd
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS
Encls: (As above)

Copy to :-
The details of Cards destroyed by Regional Centres & fwd by Private Ltd board of officers should be blocked & removed from the system. However, data of such Cards should be maintained separately & fwd to Central Organization, ECHS on six monthly basis.

Internal
Medical Section
C & L Section
P & FC Section
S&A Section You are requested to upload the ECHS website and copy given to SourceDotcom.

Source: ECHS

General Departmental Competitive Examination - Reservation for "horizontal" categories including Persons with Benchmark Disabilities and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) who are serving employees


General Departmental Competitive Examination - Reservation for "horizontal" categories including Persons with Benchmark Disabilities and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) who are serving employees reg.
RBE No. 65
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
Ne. E(NG)I-2018/PM1/23
New Delhi, dated 23.04.2019
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units.
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination - Reservation for "horizontal" categories including Persons with Benchmark Disabilities and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) who are serving employees reg.

Ref: (i) SECR's letter No. P-HQ/RUL/105/5/7073 dated 25.09.2018 & 04.02.2019.
(ii) ECoR's letter No. ECoR/Pers/GDCE/2019 dated 01.04.2019

Clarification has been sought by certain Railways regarding applicability of reservation for PwBD and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) employees' under the scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE).

The matter has been examined in detail in Board’s office. It is clarified that horizontal reservation quota (including that for PwBD and EWS) that is applicable for Open Market recruitment will not apply for GDCE scheme.

This disposes of the above referred letters.
Sd/-
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director Estt..(N)
All Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

Concessions to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Ranks including Defence Civilians deployed Civilians deployed in CI Operation


Op Rhino- Concessions to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Ranks including Defence Civilians deployed Civilians deployed in CI Operation

No. 8(3)/9ID (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, dated 25th April, 2019
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
New Delhi

Subject: Op Rhino - Concessions to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Ranks including Defence Civilians deployed in CI Operation

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter of even number dated 5th September, 2017 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the competent authority to the grant of concessions mentioned in this Ministry's letter of even number dated 10th Jan 1992 read with this Ministry's letter No. 37269/ CI/AG/PS- 3(a)/121/ D(Pay/ Services) dated 14 Jan 1994, as amended, w.e.f. 15th Dec., 2017 to 30th June, 2019 or till the termination of Op Rhino, whichever is earlier.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their I.D. No. 5(21)/ 2002-AG(RA)/ 110-PA dated 25/04/ 2019.
Yours faithfully,
( Arun Kumar )
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: MoD

NFIR's protest against Railway Board's proposal for making Detonators as part of personal safety equipment of Asst Loco Pilots


Registration No. : RTU/ Nnn/31/2012

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
No. IV/RSAC/2018
Date: 03.05.2019.
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Subject: NFIR's protest against Railway Board's proposal for making Detonators as part of personal safety equipment of Asst. Loco Pilots - Reg.

Ref: Railway Board's Letter No. 2019/ Safety (A&R) /19/07 dated 18.04.2019.

Pursuant to the proposal of Northern Railway, the Railway Board have since sent communication to all the General Managers seeking views for making provision of Detonators as part of personal safety equipment of Asst.Loco Pilots vide Railway Board's letter dated 18.04.2019. While protesting against the arbitrary proposal of the Railway Board, the Federation places below valid points for review.
i) At present, the items/ tools being carried by ALP in his personal bag are:

Tri-colour Torch, Red and Green Flags, Working time table(s). Apart from ALP also required to carry one set of additional dress / uniform, night dress, bathroom slippers, water bottle, lunch box, trouble shooting directory etc.

Now, if detonator box is included in personal luggage, then weight of bag will increase and cause difficulty to carry while walking from crew lobby to running room and also in major yards.

(ii) Besides the above, the other complications which would arise if detonators are made part of personal equipments of Asst.Loco Pilots are furnished below:
a) As per G&SR 3.64.1 (b), the Railway Administration shall be responsible for the supply, renewal, periodical testing and safe custody of such detonators and for ensuring that their usage needs to be understood properly.

b) The detonators are explosive material, therefore to carry them in public places such as platforms circulating area etc., could be treated as violation of Anns and Explosive Act.

c) Most of the major stations are provided with metal detectors to ensure safety of public. If Assistant Loco Pilot carries detonators in his personal luggage, it would be objected by Security Personnel.

d) It will also be risky for Assistant Loco Pilots to keep detonators at their residence as it would be impossible for ALP to continuously guard detonator box during his HQ stay.

e) During Pilot/ Spare movement, ALP cannot keep detonators with him in view of the fact that carrying explosives in passenger trains is prohibited.
In view of the above, NFIR urges upon the Railway Board to kindly cancel the Railway Board's proposal dated 18.04.2019.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Copy to the Executive Director (Safety), Railway Board, New Delhi
Copy to the Executive Director (IR), Railway Board, New Delhi
Copy to the General Secretaries of Zonal Unions of NFIR
Copy to the Media Centre/ NFIR.

Source: NFIR

Sunday, 5 May 2019

DoE - Recruitment to the post of Despatch Rider in the Ministry of Defence by Deputation and Absorption and Re-employment basis

DoE - Recruitment to the post of Despatch Rider in the Ministry of Defence by Deputation and Absorption and Re-employment basis

F.No.A-350 18/1/2018-D(Estt.l/Gp.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Room No. 320, 'B' Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110105
Dated the 12th April, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recruitment to the post of Despatch Rider in the Ministry of Defence by Deputation and Absorption and Re-employment basis - regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that 10(ten) posts of Assistant(Excluded) in Level-7 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 44,900- 1,42,400/-) is proposed to be filled up on deputation basis in the Ministry of Defence (Secretariat) initially for a minimum period of three years, from amongst the following:-
  • Assistant Section Officers (erstwhile Assistant) of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in Level-7 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 44,900- 1,42,400/-), or
  • Senior Secretariat Assistants (erstwhile Upper Division Clerk) of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service in Level-4 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 25,500-81,100/-) with ten years of regular service in the grade and who have undergone training in Cash and Accounts in the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) or equivalent training course conducted by any other training institution and possesses three years of experience in cash, accounts and budget work;
  • Senior Auditors of Defence Accounts Department in Level-6 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 35,400- 1,12,400/-);
  • Auditors of the Defence Accounts Department in Level-5 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 29,200- 92,300/-) with six years regular service in the grade;
2. In addition to the above, it may be noted that the period of deputation including period of deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organisation/ Department of the Central Government shall ordinarily not exceed three years. The maximum age limit for appointment by deputation shall not exceed fifty six years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

3. Applications in the attached proforma (Annexure-I) from willing and eligible officials and whose services can be spared, may be forwarded by the Employer/ Cadre Controlling Authority with duly filled-in certificate (Annexure-II) to this office within 45 days from the date of publication of the advertisement in Employment News along with attested photocopies of up-to-date APAR dossiers for the last five years. Application received after the due date or found incomplete will not be considered.

(DiPanankar Dutta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To:
  1. Ministries/ Departments of Government of India
  2. O/o CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-10
  3. All Sections in Ministry of Defence including Finance Division
  4. D(IT/NIC), Ministry of Defence (with the request to place this vacancy OM on the website of MoD)
  5. Notice Board
  6. D(OL) for Hindi translation
Source: MoD

Saturday, 4 May 2019

IBA Orders on DA : Increase in DA Slabs of 34 - 64.50 % May to July 2019


IBA Orders on DA : Increase in DA Slabs of 34 - 64.50 % May to July 2019

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June & July 2019 under X BPS/ Joint Note dated 25.5.2015
Indian Banks’ Association

HR & Industrial Relations

No.CIR/HR&IR/76/D/2019-20/7217

May 2, 2019

All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June & July 2019 under X BPS/Joint Note dated 25.5.2015

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=140} for the quarter ended March 2019 are as follows:-

January 2019 - 7007.55
February 2019 - 7007.55
March 2019 - 7053.20

The average CPI of the above is 7023 and accordingly the number of DA slabs are 645 (7023-4440= 2583/4= 645 Slabs) The last quarterly Payment of DA was at 611 Slabs. Hence there is an increase in DA slabs of 34, i.e 645 Slabs for payment of DA for the quarter May. June & July, 2019

In terms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of May, June & July, 2019 shall be 64.50 % of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
S K Kakkar
Senior Advisor (HR&IR)

JCM - Frequently asked questions on Joint Consultative Machinery

Frequently asked questions on Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

1. What is Joint Consultative Machinery?

The scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery is a platform for constructive dialogue between the representatives of the staff side and the official side for peaceful resolution of all disputes between the Government as employer and the employees. The scheme was introduced in 1966 with the objectives of promoting harmonious relations and securing the greatest measure of cooperation between the Central 1 Government as the employer and the employees in matters of common concern and with the object of further increasing the efficiency of the public service combined with the well being of those employed. The scheme is a non statutory one mutually agreed upon between the staff side and the official side.

2. What is the applicability of the JCM Scheme?

The scheme covers all regular civil employees of the Central Government, except:
(a)The Class -I services;
(b)The Class-II services, other than the Central Secretariat Services and the other comparable services in the headquarters organisation of the Government;
(c) Persons in industrial establishments employed mainly in managerial or administrative capacity, and those who being employed in supervisory capacity drawing salary going beyond grade pay of Rs.4200/- per month;
(d) Employees of the Union Territories; and
(e) Police personnel.

3. What is the structure of the Joint Councils under the JCM Scheme?

The scheme provides for setting up of Joint Councils at the National, Departmental and Regional / Office levels. The National Council, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, is the apex body.

4. How are staff side members selected for various Joint Councils?

The representatives of the staff side for various Joint Councils are chosen / selected from members of the recognized service associations/ unions.

5. What is the time schedule for holding meetings of the National / Departmental Councils?

As per the JCM Scheme, ordinary meeting of the National Council/ Departmental Council may be held as often as necessary as but not less than once in four months.

6. How recognition is granted to the staff associations?

The Department of Personnel & Training being the nodal department for matters relating to Joint Consultative Machinery and Compulsory Arbitration, has notified Central Civil Services (Recognition of Associations) Rules, 1993 for the purpose of granting recognition to various service associations.Recognition is actually granted by the concerned Ministry/Department in accordance with the CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993.In case of any doubt or confusion, the matter is referred to the JCA Section of the Department of Personnel & Training for clarification/ advice.

7. What are the facilities available to recognised associations?

The recognized associations/ unions enjoy certain facilities like:
(a) Negotiations with the employer;
(b) Correspondence and meetings with the head of the administrative departments;
(c) Provision of accommodation for the associations subject to availability;
(d) Facility of special casual leave up to 20 days in a year to the office bearers of the associations.(e) Payment of T.A/ D.A for attending officially sponsored meetings; and
(f) Facility of seeking transfer of Chief Executive of the Union /association to the Headquarters of the appropriate head of administration.

8. What will happen if there is no agreement between thestaff and the official side?

If there is no agreement between the staff and the official side on an arbitrable issue, then the matter is to be referred to the Board of Arbitration if so desired by the staff side.

9. What are the issues on which arbitration is possible?

The arbitration is limited to the following issues:
(a) Pay and allowances;
(b)Weekly hours of work ; and
(c) Leave

10. Is the award given by the Board of Arbitration binding on the parties

The award given by the Board of Arbitration is binding on the Government as well as the staff side subject to the over riding authority of the Parliament. The award can be modified/rejected only with the approval of the Parliament through a formal resolution on grounds affecting national economy or social justice.

Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules - MoD Orders


Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules - MoD Orders

Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules - MoD Orders
Date of next increment- Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017; Rule 10 of Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Pay Regulations, 2017 and Rule 9 of the Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017

No.PC-1(20)/2017-D(Pay/Services) Part-II
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Sena Bhawarn, New Delhi
dated the 11th March, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Date of next increment- Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017; Rule 10 of Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Pay Regulations, 2017 and Rule 9 of the Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017; Rule 10 of Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Pay Regulations, 2017 and Rule 9 of the Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017 which provides, inter alia, that there shall be two dates for increment namely 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of the provision of one date of increment on the 1st July during the 6th Pay Commission pay structure. The Rule/Regulation further provides that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation. The Sub-Rule/Regulation (2) thereof provides that increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACP during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of 4 January and the increment in respect Hof an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACP during the period between 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted ork1st day of July.

2. The proviso to Sub-Rule/Regulation (2) of Rule 10 of Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017; Rule 10 of Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service Pay Rules, 2017; Regulation 10 of Navy Pay Regulations, 2017 and Rule 9 of the Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017, provides that the next increment after drawal of increment on 1st day of July 2016 shall accrue as on 1st day of July 2017.

3. During the regime of pay structure immediately prior to 01/01/2016, when the annual increment was admissible uniformly on 1st July every year; the increment was admissible on July, provided the condition of 6 months service was fulfilled. Thereafter, the next increment used to be given after a period of 12 months.

Accordingly, keeping in view the principle followed during the period before 1.1.2016 immediately prior to coming into force of the Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Navy Officers pay Regulations, 2017; Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service pay Rules, 2017; Navy pay Regulations, 2017 and Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017, which has been modified in the revised pay structure in ‘terms of Rule/Regulation 10 of the Army Officers and Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017; Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017; Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service Pay Rules, 2017; Navy Pay Regulations, 2017 and Rule 9 of the Non- Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017 by way of 2 dates of
increment on 1st January and 1st July, it is clarified that in case an employee is promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under the MACP scheme on January or 1st July, where the pay is fixed in the Level applicable to the post on which promotion is made in accordance with the Rule/Regulation 12 of the Army Officers and Air Force Officers pay Rules, 2017; Navy Officers pay Regulations, 2017; Army, Air Force and Military Nursing Service pay Rules, 2017; Navy pay Regulations, 2017 and Rule 11 of the Non-Combatants (Enrolled) of Air Force Rules, 2017 the first increment in the Level applicable to the post on which promotion is made shall accrue on the following 1st July Or January, as the case may be, provided a period of 6th months qualifying service is strictly fulfilled. The next increment thereafter shall, however, accrue only after completion of one year.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide its ID No.1(3)/2018/P-III/AG-291/PA dated 28.02.2019.

sd/-
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To,
1. The Chief of Army Staff
2. The Chief of Naval Staff
3.The Chief of Air Staff

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