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Grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. OFP from Military Side as well as SFP/ LFP for re-employed Military service -Defence

Grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. OFP from Military Side as well as SFP/ LFP for re-employed Military service -Defence

No. PC -2(6)/2013/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)

Dated 8th July, 2019

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Clarification regarding grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) from Military Side as well as Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for re-employed Military service – reg.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to state that references have been received seeking clarification as to whether Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) is admissible on death of a military pensioner re-employed in military service, and his death is attributable to military service.

2. Prior to 17.01.2013, the NOKs of Armed Force Pensioner who got re-employed in Civil Department/PSUs/Autonomous bodies/Local Fund of Central/State Governments after getting retired from military service were authorized to draw Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) either from military side or from civil side whichever was beneficial to them in terms of Gol, MoD letter No. 10(6)/92/D(Pens/Sers) dated 28.09.1992 and regulation 78 of Pension Regulation Part-I, 2008. Subsequently, vide GoI, MoD letter No.01(05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013, two family pensions were allowed w.e.f. 24.09.2012 in the event of death of a re-employed military pensioner.

3. It was further clarified that dual family pension is admissible irrespective of the fact whether the re-employment was in civil or military department vide GoI, MoD letter No. 10(17)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dated 21.03.2013. Hence, the family pensioners of military personnel re-employed in military e.g. Territorial Army/Defence Security Corps (TA/DSC) are also covered in the ambit of the Gol, MoD letter No. 01(05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 for grant of dual family pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012. However, the admissibility of dual family pension was restricted to ordinary family pension (OFP).

4. Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare vide their OM No. 1/3/2016-P&PW(F) dated 24.01.2019 has clarified that the provisions of two family pensions, one in respect of military/civil service and the other for civil service after re-employment, as available in terms of CCS(Pension) Rules, is also applicable under CCS(EOP) Rules.

5. The matter regarding extending the admissibility of Special Family Pension (SFP) /Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) in cases of death attributable to military service in terms of Gol, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 in the case a of dual family pension has been examined. It has been decided that Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM No. 1/3/2016-P&PW(F) dated 24.01.2019 would apply mutatis-mutandis to military/civil pensioners re-employed in military service and it is clarified that the provision of two family pensions, one in respect of military/civil service and Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for re-employed military service is also applicable. Special Family Pension(SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) if any, would be admissible in terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 on death of a pensioner who was re-employed in military service and if his death is attributable to military service, in addition to Ordinary Family Pension in respect of the previous military/civil service.

6. Where, however, on death of the re-employed ex-serviceman if the family is eligible for Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for first service, family pension for second spell of service would be Ordinary Family Pension.

7. Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) shall be granted only in respect of one service and in no case, Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) will be granted for both the services.

8. The financial benefits in the past cases will accrue with effect from 24.09.2012.

9. Pension Regulation of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 10(02)/2017/FIN/PEN dated 21.06.2019.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

(A K Agrawal)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Re-fixation of pension under One Rank One Pension

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Re-fixation of pension under One Rank One Pension

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 2382
ANSWERED ON 15.07.2019

Re fixation of pension under OROP

2382 Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government is aware of the letter from Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) dated 5th April, 2019 that seeks clarification on Notification 12(1)2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part II dated 7th November, 2015 on re-fixation of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP);

(b) steps taken by Government on the queries raised in the letter from CGDA; and

(c) whether Government will implement re-fixation of pension under OROP on 1st July, 2019 as per notification dated 7th November, 2015?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) & (c): Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare vide Order No.1(1)2019/D(Pen/Pol) dated 14.06.2019 has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) to work out the modalities & methodology of implementation of next revision of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP). The composition of the Committee is as under:-

(i) CGDA : Chairperson
(ii) Joint Secretary (ESW) : Member
(iii) Addl FA, Defence (Finance) : Member
(iv) Representative of three Services: Member
(v) Addl CGDA : Member
(vi) PCDA (P), Allahabad : Member
(vii) Joint CGDA (Pension) : Member & Convener

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Source: Rajyasabha

Provident Fund rate of interest of State Railways during the year 2019-20 (July to Sep 2019) : RBE No. 119 /2019

Provident Fund rate of interest of State Railways during the year 2019-20 (July to Sep 2019) : RBE No. 119 /2019

RBE No. 119 /2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. F(E)III/2003/PF1/1

New Delhi, Dated :24.07.2019

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: State Railway Provident Fund – Rate of interest during the year 2019-20 (July, 2019 – September, 2019).

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A copy of Government of India’s Resolution No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2019 dated 12th July, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) prescribing interest at the rate of 7.9% (Seven point nine percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2019 to 30th September, 2019 on accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to State Railway Provident Fund, is enclosed, for information and necessary action.

D.A.: as above

No. F(E)111/2003/PF1/1
(G. Priyal Sudarsani)
Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)

FNO. 5(2)-B(PD)/2019
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

New Delhi, the 12th July, 2019

RESOLUTION


It is announced for general information that during the year 2019-2020, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.9% (Seven point nine percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2019 to 30th September, 2019. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2019. The funds concerned are:

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Anjana Vashishtha)
Deputy Secretary(Budget)

Filling up the post of Library & Information Officer in Level-11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 on Composite Method

DoPT Orders 2019

Filling up the post of Library & Information Officer in Level-11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 on Composite Method

F.No.21/07/2019-CS-I(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.I Division)

2nd Floor, ‘A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 26th July, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Filling up the post of Library & Information Officer ( General Central Service, Group ‘A’ , Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in Level-11 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the Office of UPSC on Composite Method [ Deputation (including Short Term Contract) plus promotion basis] -reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate herewith Vacancy Circular No. A.35021/02/2019-Admn-II dated 04.06.2019 (along-with enclosures) from Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) proposes to fill up one post of Library & Information Officer (General Central Services, Gr. A Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in the Level 11 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the Office of UPSC on deputation (including Short Term Contract) plus promotion basis.

It may be noted that cadre clearance from C.S.I Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries / Departments

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

Reduction in number of vacancies in various departments of the central government

Reduction in number of vacancies in various departments of the central government

The government on Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that there has been a reduction in number of vacancies in various departments of the central government.

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said filling up of vacancies in the government was a continuous process and efforts were being made to reduce them further.

“The government is already working in this direction. If you go by the vacancy figures, the percentage of the vacancy strength has been constantly reducing over the past five to six years.

“When this government came in, in the year 2013-14, ending March 31, 2014 before the government took over, the vacancy percentage was 16.2 per cent. The successive year it is 11.57 per cent. Then in 2015-16 it is 11.52 per cent, then in 2016-17 it is 11.36 per cent. In fact, the record is better in the central government than many of the states,” he said.

Singh said the record in the central government was far better than Karnataka where he said it had gone down from 27.3 per cent in 2014-15 to 32.56 per cent in 2018-19.

He also informed the House that steps to fill up almost 4 lakh vacancies in central government departments was underway and would be filled up by 2020.

The minister also pointed out that the Congress had claimed in its manifesto for the recent Lok Sabha polls that it will fill up the 4 lakh vacancies in the central government departments and the PSUs.

But, he said, the party did not mention that the process for filling up the vacancies had already started during the last NDA regime.

Singh said there is a total vacancy of 6,83,823 in all departments of central government, out of which almost half 3,89,069, almost 4 lakh, were already in the process of being filled up in the beginning of the year.

“All of 4 lakh vacancies in central government and PSUs, judiciary and Parliament will be filled up before March 2020.

But the catch is that the process of filling the vacancies had already been in the process. So we are already pro-active in filling up of vacancies,” the minister said.

In his written reply, the minister said vacancies in Central Government Ministries/Departments, their attached and subordinate offices arise due to retirement, resignation, voluntary retirement, promotion, transfer, transfer on deputation, termination of service, dismissal from service, death etc.

Based on the vacancies reported by the user Departments, the SSC has started recruitment process to fill up 1,05, 338 posts during the year 2019 and 2020, the minister said.

“During 2017-18, the Centralised Employment Notifications (CENs) for 1,27,573 combined vacancies of various Group C and Level-1 posts were notified by the Ministry of Railways For new and future vacancies to arise in two years time, another five CENs covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Group C and Level-1 posts have been issued in 2018-19.

“Thus, recruitment process to fill up 3,89,069 vacancies has already started,” the minister said.

To reduce the recruitment cycle, some recruiting agencies have switched over to computer based on-line test and interview for non-gazetted posts has been discontinued, he said in a written reply.

The minister also said provisional appointment is being made pending verification of antecedents of the candidates.

PTI

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