Saturday, 29 June 2019

5% DA increase from July 2019 confirmed for Central Government Employees. 12% becomes 17% due to high inflation

5% DA increase from July 2019 confirmed for Central Government Employees. 12% becomes 17% due to high inflation

AICPIN May 2019 Two Points Increase - Expected DA Fixed at Next Level

All India Consumer Price Index for the month of May 2019 has been released by the Labour Bureau on 28th of this month and the CPI(IW) index has jumped to 314 by adding of two points, due to the pressure from Food Group index. At item level, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Milk Buffallo, Chillies Green, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Banana, Brinjal, Carrot, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, Lemon, Potato, Tomato, Electricity Charges, Medicine­ Allopathic, etc. are responsible for the increase in index.

Out of 6 months of AICPIN needs to calculate the Dearness allowance and Dearness relief, we received 5 months statistics only. The 5th month i.e. May 2019 index is increased 2 points is remarkable. Along with the increase, the percentage of additional dearness allowance from july 2019 is kept in next level.

MONTHAICPINDA%
Jan-1930713.39
Feb-19 30714.02
Mar-1930914.73
Apr-1931215.49
May-1931416.29
Jun-19314 (Expected)17.02 (Expected)

After 7th Pay Commission implementation, this is the highest percentage in additional allowance for Central Government employees, Civil and Defence Pensioners and Family Pensioners.

5% of additional Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief may increase from July 2019 to all central civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners with minimum amount of Rs.450 per month.

7th CPC Dearness Allowance Rates 

Date from which payableDA %
1st July 201917% (Expected)
1st Jan 201912%
1st July 20189%
1st Jan 20187%
1st July 20175%
1st Jan 20174%
1st July 20162%
1st Jan 2016

Withdrawal of resignation of Central Government servants appointed after 31.12.2003 covered under the National Pension System (NPS)

NPS - DoPT Orders 2019

Withdrawal of resignation of Central Government servants appointed after 31.12.2003 covered under the National Pension System (NPS)


No. 28035/2/2014-Estt. (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-11 0001
Dated: 10th June 2019

Office Memorandum

Subject: Withdrawal of resignation of Central Government servants appointed after 31.12.2003 covered under the National Pension System (NPS) reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions on the procedure to be followed for 'Resignation from service' have been provided vide Ministry of Home Affairs O.M. No.39/6/57-Ests.(A) dated 06.05.1958, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) O.M. No.28034/25/87-Estt(A) dated 11 .02.1988, No.28034/4/94 - Estt.(A) dated 31 .05.1994 and No.28035/2/2007-Estt.(A) dated 04.12.2007. Para 5 of DoPT O.M. dated 11 .02.1988 referred to above, provides the procedure for withdrawal of resignation as governed by Rule 26 (4) to (6) of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. References are being received from Ministries/Departments on the request for withdrawal of resignation by Government servants appointed after 31 .12.2003 and for whom CCS (Pension) Rules are not applicable. The matter of withdrawal of resignation of Government servants of Central Civil Services/Posts, appointed after 31 .12.2003 who are covered under the National Pension System (NPS) and for whom CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 is not applicable has been considered in this Department and with the approval of the competent authority, it has been decided that the following guidelines/ instructions may be followed while considering the request for withdrawal of resignation of the aforesaid Government servants.

The appointing authority may permit a person to withdraw his resignation in the public interest on the following conditions, namely:

(a) that the resignation was tendered by the Government Servant for some compelling reasons which did not involve any reflection on his integrity, efficiency, or conduct and the request for withdrawal of the resignation has been made as a result of a material change in the circumstances which originally compelled him to tender the resignation ;

(b) that during the period intervening between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date from which the request for withdrawal was made, the conduct of the person concerned was in no way improper;

(c) that the period of absence from duty between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date on which the person is allowed to resume duty as a result of permission to withdraw the resignation is not more than ninety days;

(d) that the post, which was vacated by the Government servant on the acceptance of his resignation or any other comparable post, is available.

3. Request for withdrawal of a resignation shall not be accepted by the appointing authority where a Government servant resigns his service or post with a view to taking up an appointment in or under a private commercial company or in or under a corporation or company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government or in or under a body controlled or financed by the Government.

4. When an order is passed by the appointing authority allowing a person to withdraw his resignation and to resume duty, the order shall be deemed to include the condonation of interruption in service for the purpose.

5. No withdrawal from NPS corpus shall be permissible within a period of 90 days from the date on which the resignation becomes effective i.e. the resignation is accepted by the competent authority and the Government servant is relieved of his duties. However, the aforesaid condition shall not be applicable in case of death of the government servant after the resignation becomes effective.

6. The provision for withdrawal of resignation shall not be applicable for temporary Government Servants.

7. Above guidelines/instructions will be applicable only for the Government servants appointed on Central Civil Service/ Posts after 31.12.2003 who are covered under the National Pension System (NPS) and for whom CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 is not applicable. Further, these guidelines/ instructions will be applicable till the time the statutory rules regarding withdrawal of resignation for such Government servants are notified.

8. This O.M. shall be prospective and cases already settled shall not be opened.

9. This issues in consultation with the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

10. It is requested to bring it to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.

(Kabindra Joshi)
DirectorSource: DoPT

Source: DoPT

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Welfare Scheme for Widows

28 JUN 2019

The 2011 census indicates the number of widows in the country and not their social and economic condition. The number of widows as per the decennial Census 2011 conducted by Registrar General of India is at Annexure- I.

There are a number of Schemes being implemented by various Ministries of the Government of India through States Governments/UT Administrations which address the common needs of widows also. While some schemes cover a broader segment of population of which widows constitute a part, there are widow specific schemes also. The major schemes of Government of India in this regard are as under:-

Home for Widows: A Home for Widows has been set up in Vrindavan, UP with a capacity of 1000 inmates to provide widows a safe and secure place of stay, health services, nutritious food, legal and counseling services.

wadharGreh Scheme: The Ministry of Women and Child Development implements SwadharGreh Scheme which envisions a supportive institutional framework for women victims of difficult circumstances so that they could lead their life with dignity and conviction.

The Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme: The Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development aims to empower rural women through community participation and to create an environment in which they realize their full potential.

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)- The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) under which Pension Scheme for Widows as well as Pension Scheme for the Elderly below poverty line are operated.

National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) : The Ministry of Rural Development implements National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) under which monetary grant of Rs. 20,000 is given as lump sum assistance to the bereaved household in the event of death of the bread-winner.

Annapurna Scheme : Under Annapurna Scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development, ten kg of food grain is given to those eligible aged persons who have remained uncovered under the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS).

DeendayalAntyodayaYojana : The DeendayalAntyodayaYojana National Rural Livelihood Mission of the Ministry of Rural Development aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor.

Prime Minister AwaasYojana (PMAY-G) : The Prime Minister AwaasYojana (PMAY-G) of Ministry of Rural Development and the Prime Minister AwaasYojana (PMAY-U) of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs aims at providing affordable housing for women.

Nari Arthik Sashaktikaran Yojan - The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Nari Arthik Sashaktikaran Yojana to support Scheduled Castes, Single Women/Widows to take up income generating activities.

Intergrated Programme for Older Persons: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Intergrated Programme for Older Persons to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Assistance for vocational training of widows of ex-servicemen: The Ministry of Defence provides financial assistance for vocational training of widows of ex-servicemen, treatment of serious diseases of non-pensioner ex-servicemen/widows and daughter’s marriage/widows’ remarriage.

EPFO - Grant of TTA /Joining Time to officials / officers on appointment

EPFO - Grant of TTA /Joining Time to officials / officers on appointment


EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan , 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi 110066
www.epfindia.gov.in; www.epfindia.nic.in

No. HRM-II/A.10(81)2016/941/3507

Dated: 18 June 2019

To
All Additional CPFCs (Zones)/ Director (PDNASS),
All Regional Provident Fund Commissioners
– Incharge Regional Offices! ZTIs/ RPFC(ASD). Head Office

Sub.: Grant of TTA/ Joining Time to officials / officers on appointment in EPFO - reg.

Madam/Sir,

The Head Office has been receiving representations from the Direct Recruit Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners who were employed in other Central Government Department and had applied through proper channel for appointment in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, for granting them TTA/Joining Time on their appointment in this Organisation.

As per provision of SR 114 Travelling allowance is admissible to a Govt. Servant on transfer from one station to another, if he is transferred in public interest and entitled to joining time pay during the period of journey. As per Government of India decision (i) appended below a provision SR 114, it has been further clarified that:

(i) T.A to officials getting appointed under central Government through examination/interview – It has been decided that joining time and joining time pay should be granted as follows to Government servants appointed to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination which is open to both Government servants and others-:

(a) Joining time should ordinarily be permitted for all Government servants serving under the Central Government and for Provincial Government servants who hold permanent posts in a substantive capacity and that,
(b) no joining time pay should be granted except,-
(i) When the Government servant holds a permanent post under
Government (including a provincial Government) in a substantive capacity, or
(ii) In the case of appointments through the Home Department to the ministerial establishment of the Government of India Secretariat and attached or subordinate offices when a candidate originally nominated to a vacancy likely to become permanent is re-nominated to another such vacancy owing to the cessation of the former.

(c) Traveling allowance under SR 114. should also be granted in cases where Joining time pay is granted under Clause (b) above. This also applies to a Government servant selected after an interview for appointment to a post under central Government.

By implication of Government of India decision (i) under SR 114, a permanent Government Servant who has been permitted Joining Time as well as Joining Time pay, to be allowed Travelling Allowance under SR 114 on the results of the Competitive Examination which is open to both Government Servants and Others and even in case of Government Servant selected after an interview for appointment to the post of Central Government.

However, admissibility of Composite Transfer Grant. is governed by the provisions of SR 116(a). As per the entitlement w.e.f 01.10.1997, it is payable equal to (a) one month’s Basic pay, (b) Actual fare for self and family for journey by rail/steamer/air, (c) Road mileage for journey by road between places and connected by rail, (d) Cost of transportation of personal effects from residence to residence, (e) Cost of transportation of conveyance possessed by the employee.

EPFO being an autonomous body, FR and SR have been adopted by the Central Board and there is a parity in terms of the Rules. The GID no. (i) below SR 114 applies to the cases of permanent Govt. servant who have been appointed through Competitive examinations in other Government Department. However by analogy a Government Servant who is entitled to transfer allowance under SR 114 would be entitled under SR 116 as a natural corollary and hence the same may be considered to be allowed in such cases.

In view of the above. all such representations for grant of TTAI Joining Time may be examined in the light of SR-114. SR-116 and DOPT OM No. 2802011/2010- Estt.(C) dated 08.04.2016. It is reiterated that the benefit of TTA/ Joining Time on appointment is admissible only in cases where the officer was earlier employed as Permanent Central /State Government servant and had applied for the post in the new Department through proper channel.

(This issues with the approval of Competent Authority).

Yours faithfully,

(Sanjay Bisht)
Regional Provident Fund Commissioner- I (HRM)

Enclosures: as above.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Extending the benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to Railway School Teachers


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

The issue under consideration is the issue of extending the benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to Railway School Teachers instead of CAS (Career Advancement Scheme) presently operating for them. This issue has been raised by both the Federations (AIRF and NFIR) and IRPOF. Recently, this issue was also raised in 47th Meeting of NC/JCM held on 13-4-2019, chaired by Cabinet Secretary.

Sub: Extending the benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to Railway School Teachers.

In the above context, it is stated that Railway School Teachers have all along been treated at par with teachers under Ministry of Human Resources and Development in every respect viz. recruitment qualification, pay structure, age of retirement etc. including Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). CAS was introduced in year 1988 based on recommendations of Dr. Chattopadhyaya Committee for the teachers under Ministry of Human Resources and the same was also adopted in respect of Railway Teachers which provides for grant of two financial upgradation on completion of 12 months 24 years of service with reference to the Recruitment Grade, in certain specified Pay Scales/ Grades called Senior Scale and Selection Scale respectively.

As Railway School Teachers are common category and their service conditions etc. are regulated as per identical terms and conditions as the teachers available under Ministry of Human Resource and Development (M/o HRD), therefore, CAS Scheme was continued in their respect instead of implementation of ACP/ MACP Scheme. On receipt of some representations / references stating that the MACP Scheme is being implemented in respect of teachers working under Ministry of Defence, Department of Space, a reference was made to M/o HRD vide Board's letter dated 18.12.2017, (followed by reminders dated 27.06.2018 and 27.01.2019) seeking clarification as to whether MACP Scheme can be implemented in respect of Railway School Teachers. M/o HRD vide their letter dated 26/11/2018 have advised that Railway Board is Competent Authority to decide the terms and conditions of service of Railway School Teachers and Department of, Personnel and Training may be approached for further clarifications on MACP provisions.

Meanwhile a copy of OM dated 26-4-2019 of Ministry of Human Resource Development enclosing a copy of Speaking Order dated 18-4-2019 passed in compliance of order dated 15-11-2018 by CAT/ Lucknow in OA No. 172/2014 for extension of MACP benefit to teachers under Kendriya Vidyalayas have been received. On perusal of the said Speaking Order it has been observed as under:
a) The Association of Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers had chosen to remain in the existing Scheme of three tier pay scales (i.e. CAS) and accordingly MHRD conveyed KVS that 'Government has decided not to extend ACP Scheme to the teachings staff of KVS and that they would continue in the existing scheme;

b) On implementation of MACP Scheme, the MHRD decided to extend the same to non-teaching staff of KVS;

c) MHRD considered the issue of extension of MACP benefit to teaching category of KVS in consultation with DOPT who in turn further consulted Department of-Expenditure and taking note of the fact that one of the conditions for extending the benefit of MACPS was that the earlier ACP Scheme should have been adopted by the concerned authority and that the KVS itself had chosen not to opt for earlier ACP Scheme for their teaching staff, the proposal for grant of MACPS to teachers under KVS was not agreed by Deptt. of Expenditure;

d) In two cases viz. OA No. 3855/2015 before CAT/ PBNew Delhi and OA No. 515/2013 before CAT/ Ernakulam, the Tribunals have dismissed the claim for extension of MACP benefit to teachers under Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangatthan;

e) In view of the position stated in para (a) to (d) above, MHRD vide its Speaking order dated 18-4-2019 have declined the claim of KVS teachers for grant of MACP benefit.
3. It is pertinent to mention that benefit of financial upgradation accruing under CAS viz- a-viz MACP was examined in detail and it has been observed that MACP Scheme is broadly beneficial than the CAS presently being implemented for the Railway School Teachers as at the time of grant of financial upgradation under CAS, benefit of pay fixation is not allowed whereas in case of MACP, benefit of pay fixation is allowed an admissible in cases of normal promotion.

4. In view of the above and in terms of para 13 of DOP&T's OM dated 19-5-2009 it is proposed that CAS may be replaced by MACPS for grant of financial upgradation to the Railway School teachers.

5. This has the approval of Board (MS and, FC)
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, pay Commission-V
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Child Care Allowance for Divyang Women


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Child Care Allowance for Divyang Women
26 JUN 2019

Consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the rates of special allowance for women with disabilities have been increased from Rs.1500 per month to Rs.3000 per month for child care which shall be payable from the time of child’s birth till the child is two years old. This special allowance shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children and would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. It is effective from 1st July, 2017 and applicable to all Central Government disabled woman employees, irrespective of their place of posting.

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

PIB

Employment of Women in Indian Railways - PIB


Employment of Women in Indian Railways - PIB

Ministry of Railways
Employment of Women in Railways
26 JUN 2019
Around 3,650 women candidates have been given employment in the Indian Railways in technical categories in the last three years.

In the past few years, against notifications issued for various technical posts, a total of 2,79,60,224 applications were received and out of these, 46,76,928 (16.73%) were from women. Wide publicity is given to Railway recruitment notifications and every candidate, irrespective of gender, etc. fulfilling eligibility criteria is free to apply.

Application fee collected from women candidates are refunded to those who appear in the examination. Also, upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands, who are not remarried, is relaxed up to the age of 35 years. In addition, for Level-1 categories, relaxed qualifying standards for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for women candidates are applied.

Provisions of separate rest rooms, cloak rooms, changing rooms and crèches have been made to ensure safe working conditions for women employees.

Wide publicity is given to Railway recruitment notifications to encourage women candidates to apply for Railway jobs. Facility of online application form ensures that women are able to apply even from their home for Railway recruitment notifications.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Abolition of Application Fees for Government Examinations


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Abolition of Application Fees for Government Examinations

27 JUN 2019
There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to abolish application fee for all candidates appearing for Government recruitment examinations.

However, candidates belonging to Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe, persons with disabilities, ex-servicemen and women candidates are already exempted from payment of fee for Government recruitment examinations.

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

PIB

Special orders of the appropriate authority pro forma officiating promotion grade - Rajya Sabha


Special orders of the appropriate authority pro forma officiating promotion grade - Rajya Sabha
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Proforma Promotion Under NBR
27 JUN 2019
When an officer in a post (Whether within the cadre of his service or not) is for any reason prevented from officiating in his turn in a post on higher scale or grade borne on the cadre of the service to which he belongs, he may be authorized by special orders of the appropriate authority pro forma officiating promotion into such scale or grade and thereupon be granted the pay of that scale or grade, if that be more advantageous to him, on each occasion on which the officer immediately junior to him in the cadre of his service (or if that officer has been passed over by reason of inefficiency or unsuitability or because he is on leave or serving outside the ordinary line or forgoes officiating promotion of his own volition to that scale or grade, then the officer next junior to him not so passed over) draws officiating pay in that scale or grade.

Proforma Promotion is granted subject to fulfillment of certain conditions under the relevant instructions issued from time to time keeping in view the vacancy position.

To obviate the hardship caused in cases where all the seniors of the officer outside the line are promoted and there is no junior officer eligible for promotion within the cadre despite clear regular vacancies available for making promotions, the benefit of 'Next Below Rule' is allowed to the officers working outside their regular line in dispensation of the requirements of `one for one' and 'promotion of atleast one junior', subject to the fulfillment of the following further conditions: (a) that a post within the cadre remains unfilled for want of an approved person junior to the officer; and (b) the vacancy caused in the cadre is not filled up by making promotion on ad-hoc basis till the release of the next panel when some juniors become eligible for promotion. OM No. 8/4/84-Estt (Pay-I) dated 15th July, 1985, issued in this regard is still in force.

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

PIB

Central Government Holiday to observed during the year 2020 - Corrigendum

Central Government Holiday to observed during the year 2020 - Corrigendum

F. No. 12/1/2019-JCA-2
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 26th June, 2019
CORRIGENDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020 - reg.

In the list of holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020, circulated vide OM of even number dated 18th June, 2019, the para 6 of the OM may be read as;

"During 2020, Diwali (Deepawali) falls on Saturday, November 14, 2020 (Karthika 23)."
Hindi version will follow.
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: DoPT

NPS: Contribution of 10 percent to National Pension System to make the retirement income scheme

NPS: Contribution of 10 percent to National Pension System to make the retirement income scheme

NPS

Contribution of 10 percent to National Pension System to make the retirement income scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 366
ANSWERED ON: 24.06.2019
National Pension System
Raksha Nikhil Khadse
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government proposes to enhance the contribution which is presently at 10 percent to National Pension System (NPS) to make the retirement income scheme more attractive;
b) if so, whether the Government has notified this change;
(c) if so, the details thereof; and
(d) if not, the date proposed for the notification of the new scheme?

ANSWER
Finance Minister

(a) to (c) Government has increased the mandatory contribution by Central Government from 10% to 14% of the basic pay+DA for all the Central Government employees covered under National Pension System Tier-I. The employees’ contribution rate would remain at the existing 10% of the basic pay+DA. This has been notified vide Gazette Notification No. 1/3/2016 PR dated 31.01.2019, and has come into force with effect from 01.04.2019.

d) Does not arise in view of reply given to parts (a) to (c).

Source: Lok Sabha

EWS - Bank loans to Economically Weaker Section under various Schemes

EWS

Bank loans to Economically Weaker Section under various Schemes

Ministry of Finance
The Government of India extends bank loans to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) under various Schemes.
25 JUN 2019
In terms of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Guidelines on Priority Sector Lending (PSL), a target of 40 percent of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) or Credit Equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet Exposures (OBE), whichever is higher, as of preceding March 31st, has been mandated for lending to the priority sector by domestic Scheduled Commercial Banks and Foreign Banks with 20 branches and above. Within this, sub-targets of 10 and 18 percent of ANBC or Credit Equivalent amount of OBE, whichever is higher, as of preceding March 31st, have been mandated for lending to weaker sections and Agriculture respectively. Further, within the 18 percent target for agriculture, a sub-target of 8 percent of ANBC or OBE, whichever is higher has been prescribed for Small and Marginal Farmers.

As per RBI’s notification dated 19.06.2018 loans to individuals up to Rs. 28 lakh in metropolitan centre and Rs. 20 lakh in other centres, are eligible to be classified under priority sector, provided that the cost of dwelling unit does not exceed Rs. 35 lakh and Rs. 25 lakh, respectively. To give a fillip to low-cost housing for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIG), the housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending have been revised to Rs. 35 lakh in metropolitan centres, and Rs. 25 lakh in other centres with certain conditions. Further, there is provision of loan for construction of house for EWS and LIG wherein the total cost of house does not exceed Rs 10 lakh provided the family income limit is Rs.2 lakh per annum. This income criteria has been revised to Rs. 3 lakh per annum for EWS and Rs. 6 lakh per annum for LIG.

The Government of India extends bank loans to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) under various schemes. Some of the schemes of Government for EWS are as under:

In pursuance of the Government vision of facilitating housing to all by 2022 Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) mission on 25.06.2015. The mission aims to provide assistance to all States/ UTs in addressing the housing requirement of urban poor including EWS/ LIG.

Under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for EWS/ LIG component of PMAY-U an interest subsidy of 6.5% for EWS / LIG, calculated on Housing Loan up to Rs. 6 lakh over a tenure of 20 years is provided by the Government.

III. All Scheduled Commercial Banks have adopted and implemented the IBA Model Educational Loan Scheme for pursuing higher education in India and abroad. The scheme is applicable uniformly to all students’ borrowers including students belonging to weaker sections. However, for the students belonging to EWS whose parental/family income is upto Rs 4.50 Lakh, an Interest Subsidy Scheme, namely Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme (CSIS), is operational under which full interest subsidy, on educational loans upto Rs 7.50 lakh, is available during the period of moratorium on loans availed under the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) Model Education Loan Scheme from Scheduled Banks. CSIS scheme benefits all categories of economically weaker students for pursuing professional/ technical courses in lndia and intends to provide affordable higher education.

This was stated by the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharamanin a written reply to a Parliament Question in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

PFRDA - Atal Pension Yojana


Ministry of Finance

Atal Pension Yojana
25 JUN 2019
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has submitted a proposal to increase the limit of pension and age under Atal Pension Yojana (APY). The same is under examination in consultation with PFRDA.

The number of beneficiaries under APY in last three years, State-wise, are as per Annexure A.
Atal Pension Yojana(APY) is open to all citizens of India between 18-40 years of age. Accordingly, Mudra beneficiaries, Self Help Group (SHG) members and Anganwadi workers who are citizen of India and fall between 18-40 years of age are eligible to join APY.

This was stated by the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharamanin a written reply to a Parliament Question in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Pension Funds and Investment Pattern in Tier-I of NPS for Central Government subscribers


Pension Funds and Investment Pattern in Tier-I of NPS for Central Government subscribers

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

CIRCULAR
PFRDA/2019/12/ REG-PF/1
Date: 8th May, 2019

SUBJECT: Introduction of choice of Pension Funds and Investment Pattern in Tier-I of NPS for Central Government subscribers - reg.

Reference is invited to the Gazette Notification F.No.1/3/2016-PR dated 31 st January, 2019 issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services, modifying Ministry of Finance's Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB dated 22nd December, 2003, based on the Government's decision on the recommendations of a Committee set up to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS).

Accordingly, it has been decided to introduce the following options for Central Government subscribers:

(i) Choice of Pension Fund: As in the case of subscribers in the private sector, the Government subscribers shall also be allowed to choose anyone of the pension funds including Private sector pension funds. They could change their option once in a year. However, the current provision of combination of the Public-Sector Pension Funds will be available as the default option for both existing as well as new Government subscribers.

(ii) Choice of Investment pattern: The following options for investment choices shall be offered to Government employees:

(a) The existing scheme in which funds are allocated by the PFRDA among the three Public Sector Undertaking fund managers based on their past performance in accordance with the guidelines of PFRDA for Government employees shall continue as default scheme for both existing and new subscribers.

(b) Government employees who prefer a fixed return with minimum amount of risk shall be given an option to invest 100% of the funds in Government securities (Scheme G).

(c) Government employees who prefer higher returns shall be given the options of the following two Life Cycle based schemes:
(A) Conservative Life Cycle Fund with maximum exposure to equity capped at 25% - LC-25.
(B) Moderate Life Cycle Fund with maximum exposure to equity capped at 50% - LC-50.
The subscribers may exercise one of the above choices of Investment Pattern twice in a financial year.

(iii) Implementation of choices to the legacy corpus: Transfer of a huge legacy corpus of more than Rs. 1 lakh crore in respect of the Government sector subscribers from the existing Pension Fund Managers is likely to impact the market. It may be practically difficult for the PFRDA to allow Government subscribers to change the Pension Funds or investment pattern in respect of the accumulated corpus, in one go. Therefore, for the present, change in the Pension Funds or investment pattern is allowed in respect of incremental flows only.

(iv) Transfer of legacy corpus in a reasonable time frame: PFRDA shall draw up a scheme in due course for transfer of accumulated corpus as per new choices of Government subscribers in a reasonable time frame of say five years. Once PFRDA draws up this scheme, change in the Pension Funds or investment pattern shall be allowed in respect of the accumulated corpus in accordance with that scheme.
  • For investment option as per para 2 (ii) (a) above, all other terms and conditions as contained in the investment guidelines issued by the Authority dated 03.06.2015 for NPS Schemes (Applicable to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite Schemes and APY) and subsequent amendments made thereto shall be applicable. Further, for investment options as per para 2 (ii) (b) or 2 (ii) (c) (A) or 2 (ii) (c) (8) above, all other terms and conditions as contained in the investment guidelines issued by the Authority dated 04.05.2017 in respect of NPS Schemes {Other than Govt. Sector (CG & SG), Corporate CG, NPS Lite and APY} and subsequent amendments made thereto shall apply.
  • This circular is issued in exercise of powers of the Authority under sub-clause (b) of sub-section (2) of Section 14 read with Section 23 of the PFRDA Act, 2013 and sub regulation (1) of Regulation 14 of the PFRDA (Pension Fund) Regulations, 2015.
The above arrangements are applicable w.e.f. 1st April, 2019.
(A. G. Das)
Executive Director
Source: PFRDA

Empanelment of Hospitals for Ayushman Bharat


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Empanelment of Hospitals for Ayushman Bharat

25 JUN 2019

Under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY), all public hospitals (Community Health Centre and above), in the States implementing PMJAY, are deemed empanelled. Hospitals belonging to Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) may also be empanelled based on the bed occupancy ratio parameter. All National institutes run by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as well as Institute Of National Importance are part of the empanelled healthcare provider network for PMJAY.

As far as private hospitals are concerned, they are empanelled by State Health Agencies of respective States. For empanelment, guidelines have been issued to all the States laying down the detailed criteria and process. The guidelines & list of empanelled hospitals are available on the website www.pmjay.gov.in.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

PIB

Government proposes to increase the minimum pension for EPF pensioners?


Government proposes to increase the minimum pension for EPF pensioners?
EPFO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 23
ANSWERED ON: 24.06.2019

EPF Pension

N.K. Premachandran
Will the Minister of

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-
(a)whether the Government has received report from the Committee appointed for study of the issues of EPF pensioners and if so, the details thereof;
(b)the details of the recommendations of the said Committee;
(c)whether the Government has initiated action for implementation of the recommendations of the said Committee and if so, the details thereof;
(d)whether the Government proposes to increase the minimum pension for EPF pensioners and if so, the details thereof; and
(e)whether the Government also proposes to stop the realisation of amount from the pension on account of commutation of pension after realising the commuted amount and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 23 TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.06.2019 BY
SHRI N.K. PREMACHANDRAN REGARDING EPF PENSION.

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The Committee appointed for Evaluation and Review of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, headed by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment has submitted the report on 21st December, 2018. The report inter-alia has given observations/ recommendations on the following issues:
  • Increase of Minimum Monthly Member Pension
  • Period over which the Average Pensionable Salary is calculated
  • Restoration of commuted value of pension
  • Re-introduction of the provision for commutation of pension
  • Restoration of the provision of Return of Capital
  • Linking the monthly pension with cost of living index
  • Issues of payment of pension on higher/actual wages to employees of exempted establishments.

As far as pension on higher wages is concerned, the issue is sub-judice.

(c): The consultation process on the recommendations/observations on the Committee’s report has been initiated with Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Central Board of Trustees (CBT). CBT is a tripartite body representing trade unions, employers besides representatives of Central and State Governments.

(d): The decision on increase of minimum pension for EPF is dependent on the outcome of the consultation process and has impact on Budgetary resources of the Government as the Committee has recommended that increase in pension has to come from the Budgetary resources.

(e): No decision has been taken to restore the commuted value of pension, as it has implications on sustainability of the funds under Employees’ Pension Scheme, maintained by EPFO.

Source: LOK SABHA

Defence: Vacancy in the Army

Defence

Vacancy in the Army

Ministry of Defence
24 JUNE
The total posts vacant in the Army as on 01.01.2019 are 45,634, including 7,399 posts which are above the rank of Second Lieutenant. Recruitment in the Army is a continuous process and vacancies occur due to various reasons like accretions of posts from time to time, tough selection procedures, difficult service conditions coupled with perceived high degree of risk involved in the service career as also inherent limitation of number that could be trained without compromising the quality of training. Vacancies are filled progressively through recruits who complete training.

Publicity expenditure for recruitment in Army including recruitment notifications during the last three years is as follows:

S.No.Financial YearAmount (in Rs. lakhs)
12016-17378.87
22017-18199.47
32018-19216.19

This information was given by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in a written reply to Shri Rakesh Sinhain Rajya Sabha today.

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Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons

RAJYA SABHA

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-292
ANSWERED ON-24.06.2019

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons

292 . Dr. Banda Prakash
Will the Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports be pleased to state the details of funds released/ utilized/ disbursed/ sanctioned under the scheme ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons’ to provide for lump sum financial assistance for medical treatment to outstanding sportspersons now living in indigent circumstances, State/ UT-wise?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
[KIREN RIJIJU]

The details of the funds sanctioned under the scheme ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons’ for medical treatment of sportspersons during 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 (as on 20.6.2019), State/UT-wise are given in Annexure.

Source: RAJYA SABHA

NPS - Withdrawal of resignation of Central Government Servants Appointed after 31.12.2003 covered under the National Pension System

NPS

Withdrawal of resignation of Central Government Servants Appointed after 31.12.2003 covered under the National Pension System

No.28035/2/2014- Estt.(A)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department Of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi - 110 001
Dated: 10th June,2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Withdrawal of resignation of Central Government Servants Appointed after 31.12.2003 covered under the National Pension System (NPS) - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions on the procedure to be followed for Resignation from Service have been provided vide Ministry of Home Affairs O.M.No.39/6/57-Ests.(A) dated 06.05.1958, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) O.M.No.28034/25/87-Estt (A) dated 11.02.1988, No.28034/4/94-Estt. (A) dated 31.05.1994 and No.28035/2/2007 -Estt.(A) dated 04.02.2007. Para 5 of DoPT O.M. dated 11.02.1988 referred to above, provides the procedure for withdrawal of resignation as governed by Rule 26 (4) to (6) of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. References are being received from Ministries/ Departments on the request for withdrawal of resignation by Government servants appointed after 31.12.2003 and for whom CCS (Pension) Rules are not applicable. The matter of withdrawal of resignation of Government servants of Central Civil Services/Posts, appointed after 31.12.2003 who are covered under the National Pension System (NPS) and for whom CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 is not applicable has been considered in this Department and with the approval of the competent authority, it has been decided that the following guidelines/instructions may be followed while considering the request for withdrawal of resignation of the aforesaid Government Servants.

2. The appointing authority may permit a person to withdraw his resignation in the public interest on the following conditions, namely:
  • that the resignation was tendered by the Government Servant for some compelling reasons which did not involve any reflection on his integrity. efficiency, or conduct and the request for withdrawal of the resignation has been made as a result of a material change in the circumstances which originally compelled him to tender the resignation.
  • that during the period intervening between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date from which the request for withdrawal was made, the conduct of the person concerned was in no way improper;
  • that the period of absence from duty between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date on which the person is allowed to resume duty as a result of permission to withdraw the resignation is not more than ninety days;
  • that the post, which was vacated by the Government servant on the acceptance of his resignation or any other comparable post, is available.
3. Request for withdrawal of a resignation shall not be accepted by the appointing authority where a Government Servant resigns his service or post with a view to taking up an appointment in or under a private commercial company or in or under a corporation or company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government or in or under a body controlled or financed by the Government.

4. when an order is passed by the appointing authority allowing a person to withdraw his resignation and to resume duty, the order shall be deemed to include the con donation of interruption in service for the purpose.

5. No withdrawal from NPS corpus shall be permissible within a period of 90 days from the date on which the resignation becomes effective. i.e the resignation is accepted by the competent authority and the Government servant is relieved of his duties. However, the aforesaid condition shall not be applicable in case of death of the government servant after the resignation becomes effective.

6. The provision for withdrawal of resignation shall not be applicable for temporary Government Servants.

7. Above guidelines/instructions will be applicable only for the Government Servants appointed on central civil service/posts after 31.12.2003 who are covered under the National Pension System (NPS) and for whom CCS (Pension) Rules,1972 is not applicable. Further, these guidelines/instructions will be applicable till the time the statutory rules regarding withdrawal of resignation for such Government Servants are notified.

8. This O.M. shall be prospective and cases already settled shall not be opened.

9. this issues in consultation with the office of comptroller and Auditor general of India.

10. It is requested to bring it to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.
sd/-
(Kaabindra Joshi)
Director

Monday, 24 June 2019

Eligibility of Unmarried/ divorced/ widowed and dependent real sister of Govt. servant/ pensioners for Family Pension: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting

Eligibility of Unmarried/ divorced/ widowed and dependent real sister of Govt. servant/ pensioners for Family Pension: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting
[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019- JCA dated 13.06.2019]

6.5 D/o Pension & Pensioners Welfare & D/o Financial Services:

6.5.2 Item No. 21/19/NC-47 - Eligibility of Unmarried/ divorced/ widowed and dependent real sister of Govt. servant/pensioners for Family Pension.

Staff Side stated that government have already included widowed/ divorced/ unmarried and dependent daughters, who have attained 25 years of age, in the definition of family for family pension. Dependent disabled siblings (i.e. real brothers/ sisters) are also now eligible for family pension. Unmarried/ divorced/ widowed dependent real sister of a Government servant / pensioner may also be made eligible for family pension.

Reply of the Official Side :
It was a considered decision of the government to grant family pension to dependent disabled brothers and sisters of Central Government Employees / Pensioners. There are no fresh grounds to reconsider this decision and to extend family pension to all dependent siblings.

The Chairman desired that this may be re-examined

CGDA - Bio-metric Attendance System (BAS) for punctuality in Defence Accounts Department

CGDA

Bio-metric Attendance System (BAS) for punctuality in Defence Accounts Department
Office of the CGDA
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.-10

No.AN/III/3012/ Misc/BAS dated 17.06.2019
To
ALL PCsDA/CsDA/CsFA/PIFAs/IFAs/RTCs
Admin-IV (Local)
(Through CGDA’s website)

Subject: Bio-metric Attendance System (BAS) for punctuality in Defence Accounts Department - reg.

As per the directions of Government of India, Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) was to be implement in the Defense Accounts Department for making attendance by all the officers and staff. Accordingly, guidelines/instructions were issued to all the field offices vide HQrs letter dated 20.02.2015 and 16.07.2015 for implementation of AEBAS and enrolment of officers/ staff.

It has come to the notice of the Competent Authority that directions/instructions issued by the HQrs office on the are not being followed properly by the officers. Regular complaints are being received regarding non-punctuality and non-making of attendance on AEBAS by the officials of the department. AFBAS has also not been implemented in some of the sub-offices. The same has been viewed seriously by the Competent Authority.

In View of the above, all the Principal Controllers/Controllers are requested of look in to the mtter and ensure that:

1) Registration of all the sub-offices under your organization on AEBAS.
2) Enrolment of all Officers / Staff on AEBAS.
3) Marking of attendance the present status may please be furnished urgently through E-Mail (anIII.cgda@nic.in) for perusal of the Competent Authority.
sd/-
(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CGDA (AN)

Special increment to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting of national or international

7th CPC

Special increment to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting of national or international

[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]

6.4 DoPT

6.4.14 Item No.29/19 /NC-47 - Revision of Sports increment
Staff Sided stated that in order to encourage sports activities, every department has been permitted to recruit sports personnel and maintain teams at the Government cost. However, presently practice of providing incentive to sports personnel varies from department to department as there are no uniform guidelines. It is necessary that some general guidelines must be issued in this regard.

Reply of the Official Side :
DoPT has issued guidelines from time to time on the issue of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of national or international importance. Vide OM dated 11.06.2018, DoPT has revised the rates of these increments in the context of the 7th CPC applicable to all the Central Government Civilian Employees and posts.

This item may be treated as closed.

NFIR PNM pending items - quick redressal of issues

NFIR PNM pending items - quick redressal of issues

NFIR

No. NFIR/PNM/113
Dated: 10/06/2019
The Member (Staff),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: NFIR PNM pending items - quick redressal of issues - reg.

Although PNM meeting under your chairmanship was held on 25th/ 26th April, 2019 and subsequently the pending PNM Items relating to PC-I Directorate were also discussed on 04th June, 2019 in a special meeting, many items are continued to remain unresolved. Many pending PNM Items can also be settled by issuing fomral orders as the demands are within the parameters of norms and logic.

NFIR has also sent fresh PNM Agenda to the Railway Board on 29th May, 2019 as the Federation is eager for formal meetings in quick succession for sorting out the staff grievances through serious dialogue. Some of the demands listed in the fresh Agenda can also be agreed to, straightaway and orders issued by Railway Board without waiting for discussion. The Federation's request is that the PNM Items which can be agreed without waiting for formal discussion need to be identified and decisions communicated bv the Board and this initiative would motive employees.

NFIR, therefore, requests your kind intervention to see that the Railway Board gives greater priority for resolving PNM Items soon. Federation may kindly be replied of steps initiated on this specific proposal.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
Source: NFIR

Disbursal of salary for the month of June 2019 is applicable to only an attached office under the DoE of CGA and PFMS Project Cell


Disbursal of salary for the month of June 2019 is applicable to only an attached office under the DoE of CGA and PFMS Project Cell

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure , Ministry of Finance clarifies that it's Order dated 18th June 2019 relating to the disbursal of salary for the month of June 2019 is applicable to only an attached office under the Department namely, the O/o Controller General of Accounts (CGA) and the officials working in the PFMS Project Cell and is temporary in nature to avoid exceeding the Vote on Account limit

22 JUN 2019

It has been brought to notice that an internal Confidential Office Order pertaining to the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance is being circulated in various social media platforms.

It is clarified and informed that the Department of Expenditure 's Order dated 18th June 2019 relating to the disbursal of salary for the month of June 2019 is applicable to only an attached office under the Department of Expenditure namely, the O/o Controller General of Accounts (CGA) and the officials working in the PFMS Project Cell and is temporary in nature to avoid exceeding the Vote on Account limit.

The General Public is also forewarned and cautioned not to circulate the Order since it is confidential in nature and may attract punitive actions under the applicable legal provisions.

PIB

Inter-Ministry Swimming Championship 2019 - 2020

DoPT Orders 2019

Inter-Ministry Swimming Championship 2019 - 2020
No.15/1/2017 -18- CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

(CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD)
Room No.361 , 'B' Wing, 3rd Floor,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi-3
Date: 21-06-2019
CIRCULAR

Sub: Inter-Ministry Swimming Championship 2019 - 2020 - regarding.

Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing Inter-Ministry Swimming Championship 2019-2020 on 29th - 30th July, 2019 at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool (Talkatora Swimming Pool), Mother Teresa Crescent Road, New Delhi. The Ministry / Department desirous to participate in the Tournament may send their entries in the prescribed performa (copy enclosed) along with the entry fee and photocopy of Identity Card of all the players. The entry fee for the single event is RS.30/- and for Team/ Relay Championship is Rs. 150/-.

Kindly note that there will be only one team from each Ministry, the Ministry may include in their team persons working in the attached and subordinate offices located at Delhi / New Delhi. All teams/individuals would be represented as part of Ministry's team only. Central Government autonomous organization like UPSC, Election Commission, C&AG's Office, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, President Secretariat, PMO etc. can send an independent team. The entries are to be sent through the Welfare Officer of the Ministry concerned.
An individual cannot take part in more than three individual's events. Competition will not be held where less than 4(four) entries are received both in team and individual event. In case, at any time, it is found that a player included in the team is not eligible, the team could stand automatically disqualified from the tournament.

No entry will be accepted unless accompanied with fee. The entry fee should be deposited only through online mode in the Boards account. Details of Board's account are as under:

Name: Secretary CCSCSB, A/c No: 90432010052140, IFSC Code: SYNB0009043, Bank : Syndicate Bank, Khan Market, New Delhi.

Payment can also be made through BHIM Application by scanning the following: 971 7990948@upi
The entry should be sent in the prescribed form duly signed by the Welfare Officer/ Under Secretary (Admn) concerned and should reach on or before 23.07.2019. No entry will be accepted at the venue.
The rules and regulations governing the eligibility conditions for participation, etc. in the Inter-Ministry Tournament are available on the website of the Department of Personnel & Training (persmin.nic.in/ DOPT / Welfare/ Sports / About Sports Board).

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
To
(I) Welfare Officers/ Under Secretary (Admn.) the all Ministries / Departments, New Delhi.
(ii) Shri PK. Mondal, Convener, Swimming, Mobile No. (9911332123)
(iii) Administrator, Dr. Shayma Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool, New Delhi.
(iv) Notice Board of CCSCSB, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi.

ANNEXURE

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD
Note:
  1. An Individual cannot participate in more than three individuals events
  2. All entries of the competition will be received only in the Sports Board no entries will be taken at the venue.
  3. Merit certificate will be issued at later date to be decided by the Board.
  4. Uniformed services/ Police / Para-Military personnel are not eligible. Ministries / Departments have to keep in view the above said instructions while forwarding the entries of their Ministry in the Tournament.
  5. In case, at any time, if it is found that a player included in the team is not eligible, the team could stand automatically disqualified from the tournament.
Source: DoPT

Friday, 21 June 2019

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees under FR 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972


DoPT Orders 2019

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees under FR 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972
Central-Government-Employees-CCS-Pension-rules-1972

No.25013/3/2019-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi
New Delhi, 20th June, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Strengthening of administration - Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j) / (l) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M No.25013 /1/2013- Estt.A dated 21.3.2014, OM No.25013/1/2013- Estt.A-IV dated 11.9.2015, 11.03.2016 and 10.8.2017 for periodic review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(I) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

The detailed guidelines on the above subject are already in public domain at http://dopt.gov.in under Notifications --> OM & Orders --> Establishment ---> Premature Retirement.

All Ministries/ Departments are requested to undertake the periodic reviews in letter and spirit, including in public sector undertakings (PSUs) / Banks and Autonomous institutions, under their administrative control. Department of Public Enterprises will also compile and countercheck with all concerned Ministries/ Departments.

The Ministries/ Departments should ensure that the prescribed procedure like forming of opinion to retire a Government employee prematurely in public interest is strictly adhered to, and that the decision is not an arbitrary one, and is not based on collateral grounds as per the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in case of UOI & Col. J.N.Sinha [1571 SCR (1) 791].

All the Ministries/ Departments shall furnish a report to DoP&T in the format given below by 15th day of each month starting from 15th July, 2019. Department of Public Enterprises are requested to also compile and counter check the data with all concerned administrative Ministries/ Departments in respect of PSUs before furnishing the report to DoP&T.

Number of employees to be reviewed under FR 56 (j) group-wise (A/B/C) - 1
Number of employees reviewed under FR 56 (j) group-wise (A/B/C) - 2
Number of employees reviewed and against whom FR 56 (j) invoked/ recommended group-wise (A/B/C) - 3 Number of employees retired prematurely under FR 56 (j) group-wise (A/B/C) - 4

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under secretary to the Government of India
To
The Secretaries of All Ministries/ Departments
(as per the standard list)

Source: DoPT

Tentative Calendar for Inter-Ministry Tournaments for the year 2019-20 - CCSCSB

DoPT Orders 2019

Tentative Calendar for Inter-Ministry Tournaments for the year 2019-20 - CCSCSB
CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD

DoPT-CCSCSB


S.No.DisciplinesTentativeDate Venue
1Athletics27-30, November, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
2Badminton6-17 January, 2020AIIMS/Tyagraj Stadium, New Delhi
3Basketball12-13 December, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
4Carrom16-24 September, 2019Raja bazaar Community Centre, New Delhi
5Chess14-23 October, 2019Raja bazaar Community Centre, New Delhi
6Cricket2nd Week of October, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
7Football1st October, 2019 onwardVinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
8Hockey3rd Week of November, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
9Kabaddi26-27 September, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
10Lawn Tennis3rd Week of December, 2019R.K. Puram , Sec-13, New Delhi
11Power lifting & Weight Lifting3-5 December, 2019Raja bazaar Community Centre, New Delhi
12Swimming29-30 July, 2019Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi
13Shooting ball27-29 November, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
14Table Tennis16-27 September, 2019Nirman Bhawan T.T. Hall, New Delhi
15Volley ball13-15 November, 2019Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi
16Best physique6th December, 2019Raja bazaar Community Centre, New Delhi
17Wrestling28-29, November, 2019Guru Munniram Akhara/ Rajiv Gandhi Stadium , New Delhi
18Music & Dance & Short Play2ndWeek of November, 2019CSOI, New Delhi
Source: DoPT

Leave encashment to officers appointed on contract in various posts under Central Government - DoPT


DoPT Orders 2019

Leave encashment to officers appointed on contract in various posts under Central Government
Leave-Encashment-DoPT-Orders-2019


No. 14028/1/ 2019-Estt. (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Date: 20th June, 2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Leave encashment to officers appointed on contract in various posts under Government - regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that the leave terms of the officers appointed on contract in various posts under the Government are governed by DoPT' s OM No.12016/ 3/84-Estt.(L) dated 12.04.1985 which was subsequently amended vide OMs No. 12016/1/ 90-Estt. (L) dated 05.07.1990, No.12016/ 2/ 99-Estt(L) dated 12.07.1999 and No.12016/ 5/ 2009-Estt.(L) dated 31.01.2011.

Para 2 of the OM dated 12.04.1985 prescribed the limit of encashment of earned leave upto a maximum period of 180 days during the contract period of such officers which was amended vide OMs dated 05.07.1990 and 12.07.1999 thereby increasing the maximum permissible encashment limit of earned leave upto 240 days and 300 days respectively. Para 3 of the above OM dated 12.04.1985 prescribed that the total earned leave for which encashment may be allowed together with the earned leave or full pay lave or which encashment had been allowed in previous appointments, if any, under the Government is not more than 180 days which was subsequently increased to 240 days and 300 days vide OMs dated 05.07.1990 and 12.07.1999 respectively.

It has been observed that many times the Government appoints officers on contract for a specified period in public interest keeping in view their professional or scientific/ technical expertise and this restriction of 300 days may act as a disincentive especially for those who have highly specialized professional or scientific/ technical skills to join the government in various posts on contract basis for a specified period.

Now, it has been decided in consultation with Department of Expenditure that the officers who are appointed on contract in various posts under the Central Government will be allowed encashment of earned leave at their credit on the date of termination of contract, subject to the condition that for each completed year of service put in by him in the post in such contract appointment, not more than 10 days benefit of earned leave encashment shall be permissible. While calculating the encashment of leave in such a contract appointment, the number of days of leave for which encashment had been allowed in previous appointment, if any, under the Government shall not be taken into account. The relevant provisions relating to earned leave encashment as contained in para 2 and 3 of DoPT's OM No.12016/ 3/84-Estt.(L) dated 12.04.1985 as amended vide OMs dated 05.07.1990, 12.07.1999 and 31.01.2011 stand further amended accordingly.

The above amendments will be effective with effect from the date of issue of this OM.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Demits office or retires before the due dates prescribed for the PAR year 2018-19 for all AIS officers, vide DOPT's letter dated 26.4.2019

Instructions for the cases where the reporting / reviewing / accepting authority demits office or retires before the due dates prescribed for the PAR year 2018-19 for all AIS officers, vide DOPT's letter dated 26.4.2019

DoPT Orders 2019


By Speed Post/ Spl Messenger
F. No. 11059/01/2019-AIS-III
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-11 0001
Dated the 20th June, 2019
To,
The Chief Secretaries of States / UTs

Subject: Instructions for the cases where the reporting / reviewing / accepting authority demits office or retires before the due dates prescribed for the PAR year 2018-19 for all AIS officers, vide DOPT's letter dated 26.4.2019- reg.

I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and to state that vide letter dated 26.04.19 (copy enclosed), this Department, had extended the cut off dates prescribed for online generation, filling of self-appraisal, reporting, reviewing and acceptance of PAR for the year 2018-19 through SPARROW portal for all levels of AIS officers , in relaxation of Rule 4A(1) of AIS (PAR) Rules.

Vide para 3 of the letter dated 26.04.2019 , it was stated that instructions for cases, where the reporting / reviewing / accepting authority demits office or retires before the due date. as amended , shall be issued separately

In view of the timelines for writing PARs having been extended in relaxation of Rule 4A(1) of AIS (PAR) Rules, the corresponding restrictions under Rule 7A of the said Rules, on the duration within which a reporting / reviewing/ accepting authority who has demitted office or retired from service may record their remarks, have also accordingly been considered to be modified appropriately for the PAR year 2018-19 .

Therefore, it has been decided that in relaxation of Rule 7A of the said rules, the timelines specified in the modified schedule for the PAR year 2018-19 , circulated vide letter dated 26.04.2019, shall apply to the reporting / reviewing / accepting authorities who demit office or retire from service prior to the respective cut off dates and they shall be allowed to record their remarks till the respective cut off dates.

However, for the authorities demitting office or retiring in September, 2019 or thereafter, the Rule 7A read with 2nd proviso to Rule 5(1) of AIS (PAR) Rules shall continue to be applicable.

Encl: as stated.
(Vasanthi V Babu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Annexure
[Reference F.No. 11059/ 01/ 2019-AIS-III dated 25th April 2019]

Revised timelines for recording PAR at all stages for all level of AIS officers (for the year 2018-19)

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 -Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar

DoPT Orders 2019

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 -Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar - clarification reg

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-110001
Dated: June 20,2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even no. dated 20.09.2018 regarding the relaxation to travel by air on LTC to visit North-East Region (NER), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) and to say that as per para 2(v) of the aforesaid O.M., Government employees non-entitled to travel by air are allowed air travel in Economy class subject to maximum fare limit of LTC-80 fare in the following sectors:

a) Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER.
b) Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam and Port Brair.
c) Between Delhi/ Amritsar and any place in J&K.


Journey for these non-entitled.employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam/ Delhi/ Amritsar is to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

2. In this regard, several references / RTI applications are received in this Department seeking clarification regarding settlement of LTC claims where a non-entitled Government employee directly travels by air from his Headquarters to the destination in North-East Region (NER), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as opposed to their entitlement.

3. The matter has been examined in this- Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It has been decided that cases of direct air travel by a non-entitled Government on LTC from his Headquarters !o special dispensation the place oi visit in NER/ J&K / A&N under the special dispensation scheme of travel by air as under:

"Entitled class rail fare from the.Headquarters/ place of posting to the nearest relevant railhead (ie. Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Delhi/ Amritsar/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam) based on the place of visit (in NER / J&K/ A&N) + LTC-80 Economy class air fare from the same railhead to the place of visit in NER / J&K / A&N ); or the actual air fare from the Headquarters to the place of visit, whichever is less."

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, this order issues after consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
The Secretaries
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.
(As per the standard list)

Source: DoPT

Restoration of ‘Rations in Kind’ - PIB

Restoration of ‘Rations in Kind’ - PIB

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

18-June-2019

Restoration of ‘Rations in Kind’ for Officers of The Defence Services Posted in Peace

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, today announced the restoration of the ‘ration in kind’ for the officers of the three Armed Forces posted in peace areas.

Now all officers of the Armed Forces including those in peace stations will be getting ration. A lot of effort from all levels in the Defence Ministry and the Armed Forces has resulted in this restoration.

PIB

Rule 10 CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 - revised pay scale and one increment may be granted on 01.01.2006, and the next increment on 01.07.2006

Rule 10 CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 - revised pay scale and one increment may be granted on 01.01.2006, and the next increment on 01.07.2006

[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]

6.3 D/o Expenditure, M/o Finance

6.3.5 Item No.3/19/ NC-47 - Benefit of proviso to rule 10 CCS(RP) Rules, 2008

Staff Side stated that benefit of Proviso to Rule 10 CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, to those who complete 1 year service at maximum has been sought. It has been stated that there are cases when employees drawing maximum of their Pay Scale complete one year after 01.01.2006 are denied the benefit of next increment in the revised pay structure. The pay may be fixed in the revised pay scale with effect from 01.01.2006 and one increment may be granted on 01.01.2006, and the next increment on 01.07.2006.

Reply of the Official Side:

As per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, in the 6th CPC regime, a uniform date of annual increment, viz 1st July of every year has been introduced, under which employees completing six months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July would be eligible for increment on 01.07.2006. OM dated 4.7.2014 has also stipulated that the increment on 01.01.2006 shall also be allowed to those who had reached the maximum of the applicable pre­ revised pay scale more than one year before 01.01.2006, and were in receipt of stagnation increment(s), provided the revised pay was fixed on 01.01.2006.

Therefore, the proposal/demand is not in consonance with the 1st Proviso to Rule 10 and the benefit of increment on 01.01.2006 cannot be given in these cases.

This item may be treated as closed.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Appointment of Convener (Women) in CCSCSB for the block year 2019-21

Appointment of Convener (Women) in CCSCSB for the block year 2019-21

F.No. 20/2/2017-19-CCSCB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board
Dated 19.6.2019
CIRCULAR

The Central Civil Services Cultural& Sports Board (CCSCSB) is the Central Agency for promotion of Cultural & Sports Activities amongst Central Government employees, CCSCSB ensures larger and effective participation of the Central government employees in the said activities for physical fitness and recreation. With these objectives in view, the CCSCSB holds Inter Ministry and All India Civil Services tournaments and CCSCSB teams of various sports disciplines participate in prestigious tournaments in the country.

It has been observed that there is a remarkable participation of women employees in individual Inter-Ministry Tournaments namely Athletics, Badminton, Carrom, Chess, Table Tennis and Music Dance & Short Play. However, representation of women employees in team games such as Cricket, Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Kabaddi, Wrestling and Weightlifting & Powerlifting is not adequate.

In order to increase the participation of women employees in the team events, the Board intends to appoint women Convenors for the year 2019-21 in the following disciplines of sports and accordingly invites applications in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I ) :

S.NoSport / Game
1Basketball
2Cricket
3Football
4Hockey
5Kabaddi
6Weight Lifting & Power lifting
7Swimming
8Volleyball
9Wrestling
10Lawn Tennis

The Board is looking for experienced and dedicated Convenors. The duties and responsibilities of the Convenor are given in Annexure-II. Welfare Officers of the Ministries/ Departments are requested to forward the names of deserving/ suitable candidates for taking up the task of Convener after going through the qualification and experience required by the candidates in sports activities to assess their suitability to act as Convenor of the game, Proficiency in respective discipline is the basic criterion for nomination as Convenor in the Board. It may be noted that the attached/subordinate offices must forward the names in prescribed proforma through the Welfare Officer of their controlling Ministries/Departments and not directly to the Board.

The Board may, if required, invite the candidates for personal interaction to assess their suitability for the task to be assigned.

The applications from the suitable and deserving volunteers to act as Convenors of the Cultural and Sports Committees must reach to the Board on or before 12.07.2019.

All the Welfare Officers are requested to give wide publicity to the circular amongst their employees in the Ministries/Departments and attached/ subordinate offices to enable the Board to select deserving women candidates as Convenors.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
To
The Welfare Officers of all Ministries/ Departments
Notice Board of all the CCSCSB Centre
ANNEXURE-II
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONVENOR
  1. The Convenor will be a representative of the Board and will carry out her duties as directed by the Board from time to time.
  2. The services of the Convenor are absolutely voluntary and should not be considered in terms of monetary returns.
  3. The Convenor shall be responsible for carrying out various activities with respect to the game/ event with which she is concerned. This includes assisting the Board in getting the officials/ referees/ experts, etc. Informing various teams/players and other concerned offices about the activities of the Board etc.
  4. The Convenor shall also be responsible for ensuring regular practice/ training of the teams/players, particularly before the All India Civil Services Tournaments, etc.
  5. The convenor shall settle the accounts, within 15 days of the Tournament. All advances, if any, should be cleared within 30 days under all circumstance.
  6. At the close of the financial year, the Convenor will have to submit an annual report with regard to performance of Central Secretariat Team in various tournaments. She will also submit separate report at the conclusion of Inter Ministry and AICS Tournaments regarding conduct of these tournament and further suggestions in improving the same.
  7. The Convenor will be liable for action in case of omission or commission of any act prejudice to the interests of the Board. In case, the performance of the Convenor is not found satisfactory, the Board may dispense with her services at any time without assigning any reason . The decision of the Board shall be final and binding.
  8. The Convenor shall be granted special casual leave and will be paid conveyance allowance as decided by the Board for carrying out the above responsibilities /duties.
  9. It is desirable that the Convenor should be matriculate. She should be able to handle correspondence with the Board, the federations and other sports bodies independently, if necessary.
  10. Any other tasks for the promotion of cultural/ sports activities assigned by the Board shall be carried out by the Convenor.
Source: DoPT

Regulation of pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

DoPT Orders 2019

Regulation of pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

No: 1 1 01211512016-Estt A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated June 18,2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regulation of pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.
The Undersigned is directed to say that the following penalties prescribed in the Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, have a bearing on the pay of the officer:

11. Penalties

Minor Penalties -
(iii) (a) reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay by one stage for a
period not exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not adversely affecting his pension.
(iv) withholding of increments of pay;

Major Penalties -
(v) save as provided for in clause (iii) (a), reduction to a lower stage in the
time-scale of pay for a specified period, with further directions as to whether or not the Government servant will earn increments of pay during the period of such reduction and whether on the expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increments of his pay

(vi) reduction to lower time-scale of pay, grade, post or service for a period to be specified in the order of penalty, which shall be a bar to the promotion of the Government servant during such specified period to the time-scale of pay, grade, post or service from which he was reduced, with direction as to whether or not, on promotion on the expiry of the said specified period -
(a) the period of reduction to time-scale of pay, grade, post or service shall operate to postpone future increments of his pay, and if so, to what extent; and
(b) the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher time scale of pay , grade, post or service;
2. Vide Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules,2016 notified vide notification No. GSR 721(E) dated 25.07.2016, the present system of Pay Bands and Grade Pays have been dispensed with and a new system of pay matrix as specified under Part A of Schedule of Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 have been introduced. The status of the employee so far determined by Grade pay, will now be determined by Level in the Pay Matrix. Further, as per Rule 10 (1) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, there are two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of the existing date of 1st July.

3. As per clause 3 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 'Level' is defined as under:
'Level' in the Pay Matrix shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade pay or Scale specified in Part A of the Schedule."
4. In the light of implementation of the Revised (Pay) Rules, 2016, the regulation of pay on imposition of these penalties, is discussed in the subsequent paras:

A. Reduction to a lower stage of pay by one stage {Rule 11( iii a)}
On imposition of a penalty under this Rule, the pay would be fixed at the
next upper vertical cell in the same level in the pay matrix. In other words, in case of reduction by one stage, the revised pay would be the pay drawn in the same level at the stage before the last increment.

Note: The above mentioned penalty cannot be imposed on a Government

Servant drawing pay at the minimum of the Level.

B. Withholding of increment {Rule 11(iv)}

As already noted in para 2 above, increment is granted either on 1st January or 1st July of every year, as per the eligibility. Therefore, on imposition of penalty of withholding of increment, the next increment(s) due after the date of imposition of the penalty would be withheld. In case where penalty of withholding of multiple increments is imposed, increments due on 1st January or 1st July, as the case may be, in the subsequent years would similarly be withheld. The increment would be restored at the end of the period for which the penalty is imposed. The increments will be given on notional basis without arrears and without affecting date of next increment on restoration of increment.
This also applies to cases where the penalty is imposed for part of a year.

For instance, if the penalty of withholding of one increment for six months is imposed on a Government servant in October 2017, then withholding of increment will be on following manner:
When the date of increment is 1st January ?
The increment falling due on 1.01.2018 will be withheld for a period of next six months, that is, till 30.06.2018. The increment would be released on 1.07.2018 without arrear.

When the date of increment is on 1st July ?
The increment falling due on 1 07.2018 will be withheld for a period of next six months, that is, till 31.12.2018. The increment would be released on 01.01 .2018 without arrears.
C. Reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay for a specified period [Rule 11( v)]
The process of imposition of penalty of reduction by one stage under Rule 11(iii a) explained above shall be repeated for every additional stage of reduction to the lower vertical cell in the same level of pay in the Pay Matrix.

Note 1: It is not permissible to impose a penalty under this rule if the pay after imposition of the penalty would fall below the first cell of the same Level.

Note 2: Disciplinary Authority may weigh all factors before deciding upon the quantum of penalty i.e. the number of stage by which the pay is to be reduced.

D. Reduction to lower time-scale of pay under Rule 11(vi)
In the case of imposition of penalty of reduction to lower time-scale of pay, the pay of the Government servant would be reduced to the stage of pay he/she would have drawn had he/she continued in the lower post for the period of penalty. The mode of fixation of pay in this case is similar to reversing the mode of fixation of pay on promotion.

However, Disciplinary Authority has the power, in terms of FR 2g, to indicate the pay which the Government servant on whom a penalty of reduction in rank has been imposed, would draw.
It may also be noted that a Government servant cannot be reduced in rank to a post not held earlier by him in the cadre.

For example.
  • A direct recruit Assistant Section Officer cannot be reduced to the lower rank like SSA/JSA.
  • A Government servant holding any post like LDC/ Tax Assistant etc. who qualifies as Assistant Section Officer as a Direct Recruit and is later promoted as section officer cannot be reduced to the rank, which was earlier held by him before ASo (DR) but only to that of an Assistant Section Officer.
5. Some illustrations on pay fixation on the above cases are annexed

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

7. Hindi version will follow
(Satish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Annexure-l
ILLUSTRATIONS
Reduction to lower stage in the time-scale of Pay

Example


LevelCellPay
On the date of Penalty97Rs. 63300
Reduction by 1 Stage96Rs.61500
Reduction by 2 Stage95Rs.59700
Reduction by 3 Stage94Rs. 58000
Reduction by 4 Stage93Rs. 56300
Reduction by 5 Stage92Rs.54700

Example: 2

Level Cell Pay
On the date of Penalty93Rs. 56300
Reduction by 1 Stage92Rs.54700
Reduction by 2 Stage91Rs. 53100
Reduction by 3 Stage******
Reduction by 4 Stage


Reduction by 5 Stage



** In the above illustration, a penalty of reduction by more than two stages would fall below the first cell of the same Level, such a penalty therefore, would not be implementable. Therefore, while imposing the penalty of reduction to a lower stage in time-scale of pay under Rule 11 (v) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, Disciplinary Authority may weigh all factors before deciding upon the quantum of penalty, i.e. the number of stages by which the pay is to be reduced.

Source: DoPT

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