Friday, 20 November 2020

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021

Highlights of the Freezing IDA order:

  1. IDA will be freezed till 30th June 2021.
  2. IDA rate from 01.07.2020 to be continued till 30.06.2021.
  3. From 1st July 2021, the effective IDA rate will consider the 3 missed IDA rate of 01.10.2020, 01.01.2021, 01.04.2021.
  4. No arrears will be paid for these 3 missed quarters (01.10.2020, 01.01.2021, 01.04.2021).

Industrial Dearness Allowances to be revised quarterly for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) or PSUs has been freezed by Department of Public Enterprises under the ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision till 

30th June 2021
Freezing of DA rates – CPSEs IDA pay scales revision till 30th June 2021

Freezing of IDA, Dearness Allowances for CPSE employees till 30th June 2021:

Freezing of Dearness Allowances to employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) drawing pay as per 2017, 2007, 1997, 1992 and 1987 IDA pay revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021 order has been issued on 19th Nov’ 20.

The order copy can be downloaded here:Freezing-DA-rates-for-IDA-pay-scales-up-to- 30.06.2021DOWNLOAD

The ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises has already freezed DA /DR for Central Government employees on 23.03.2020. Now, Government of India has issued IDA freezing order for CPSE employees too.

Government of India had released average AICPIN for the quarter Jun’20, Jul’20, Aug’20. With these average AICPIN numbers, the IDA for 3rd PRC should have been increased by 2.52 % from October 2020 for 2017 (3rd PRC) pay scales. Similarly, the IDA from October 2020 for 2nd PRC should have been increased by 5.55 % for 2007 (2nd PRC) pay scales. But, now these increments have been frezzed till 30th June 2021.

No DA/DR to Central Government employees till July 2021

IDA rate calculation for 2nd PRC and 3rd PRC from 1st October 2020

From 01.10.2020, IDA will increase to 20.9 %, increased by 2.52 % for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scale employees. For 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scale, IDA will increase to 165.4 % increased by 5.55 % after declaration of August AICPIN on 30.09.20.

Since, the DA increments have been freezed, so the DA from 1st OCT’20 number will be added while calculating DA from 1st July 2021.

The AICPI – IW (All-India Consumer Price Index – Industrial Workers) is released by Labour Bureau, under Ministry of Labour and Employment, on the last working day of every month for previous month. And based on the consecutive 3 months, means 1 quarter, calculation of average is done to finalize the IDA rate, which may be more or less than the previous quarter IDA rate.

  1. IDA for 3rd PRC from 1st October 2020 will be 20.9 %, increased by 2.52 % for 2017 pay scale.
  2. IDA for 2nd PRC from 1st October 2020 will be 165.4 %, increased by 5.55 % for 2007 pay scale.
  3. IDA from from 1st October 2020 is yet to be declared for 1997 pay scale.
  4. IDA from from 1st October 2020 is yet to be declared for for 1987 & 1992 pay scale (based on the pay-band).


AICPIN -IW of last 3 months

  1. 22.10.2020 – Sep AICPIN – 340  (118 x 2.88 = 340)
  2. 30.09.2020 – Aug AICPI – 338
  3. 31.08.2020 – Jul AICPI – 336

Based on the AICPI-IW data, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) under Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises calculates the new IDA rate and releases the press note indicating the change in IDA rate.

Similarly, after the release of aicpin-iw data of September 2020, October 2020 and November 2020 by the Ministry of labour and employment, the IDA from 1st January 2021 for PSU, CPSE and Govt. employees will be decided for 3rd PRC, 2nd PRC etc.

Past change of IDA for CPSE employees for 2017 (3rd PRC), 2007 (2nd PRC), 1997, 1987 & 1992 with DPE letter:

The current data of IDA since 01.01.2018 for all the pay scale as well as the historical data of all the CPSE pay scales implemented from year 2017, 2007, 1997 and 1987 & 1982 are compiled here.

This will give you the reference to compare all the data among the different pay scales in different times, how much differences are among the pay scales and in same pay scale, what is the timeline of IDA change.

Here the IDA change has been written for a quarter for all the pay scales. These letters are issued by the DPE under MHIPE. The official letters issued by them has been attached here in the link. Click on the ‘IDA % number’ link to fetch the official letter from the DPE website.

PeriodIDA for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scaleIDA for 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scaleIDA for 1997 pay scaleIDA for 1987 & 1992 pay scale
01.10.2020 to 31.12.202020.9 %, But will be paid 18.4%165.4 %, But will be paid 159.9%Same as DA from 01.07.20Same as DA from 01.07.20
01.07.2020 to 30.09.202018.4 %159.9 %338.8%291-582%
01.04.2020 to 30.06.202018.7%160.7%340.2%292- 584%
01.01.2020 to 31.03.202017.2 %157.3 %334.3 %287- 575%
01.10.2019 to 31.12.201914.8 %152%325.5%280-561%
01.07.2019 to 30.09.201912.4 %146.7%316.6%273-547%
01.04.2019 to 30.06.201910 %141.4%307.5%266-533%
01.01.2019 to 31.03.20198.8 %138.3%303.1%263-526%
01.10.2018 to 31.12.20187.3 %135.6%297.8%259-518%
01.07.2018 to 30.09.20183.8 %128%284.8%249-498%
01.04.2018 to 30.06.20183.5 %127.2%283.5%248- 496%
01.01.2018 to 31.03.20183.4 %126.9%283.1%247-495%
History of Dearness allowance DA (IDA) hike for central public sector enterprises of 3rd PRC(2017 ), 2nd PRC (2007), 1st PRC (1997) and 1987 & 1992

How to calculate IDA rate for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scale? Example:

  • Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2020 to May 2020:
  • Aug 2020 = 338
  • Jul 2020 = 336
  • Jun 2020 = 332
  • Average of the quarter = 335.33
  • Link point = 277.33 (as on 01.01.2017)
  • Increase over Link point = 58 = [335.33- 277.33]
  • DA rate effective from 01.10.2020 = 20.91 = [(58/ 277.33) x 100]

How to calculate IDA rate for 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scale? Example:

  • Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2020 to May 2020:
  • Aug 2020 = 338
  • Jul 2020 = 336
  • Jun 2020 = 332
  • Average of the quarter = 335.33
  • Link point = 126.33 (as on 01.01.2007)
  • Increase over Link point = 209 = [335.33- 126.33]
  • DA rate effective from 01.10.2020 = 165.44 = [(209/ 126.33) x 100]

 

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity in the selection process - 100 points scale in merit

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity in the selection process - 100 points scale in merit

Central Government Employees News Latest Update

Compassionate appointment

Compassionate appointment to ensure 

transparency in selection process
Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency in selection process

F.No.A.12012/8/ 2020- Ad.III.B
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Gr. Floor, Hudco Vishal Building,
Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi-66,
Dated: 18.11.2020

To

(i) DGHRD, (HRM-II) ,
Customs & Central Excise, 507,
Deep Shikha, Rajendra Place,
New Delhi- 110 008

(ii) The All Cadre Controlling Authorities
Under Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs

Subject: Clarification for selecting of applicants who secured equal weightage points on the 100 points scale in merit – reg.

Sir/ Madam,

Please refer to Board’s letter F.No.A.12012 / 52/ 2018-Ad.III B dated 15th May, 2019 wherein a standard operating procedure based on a 100-point scale was circulated for compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity and to avoid litigation in the selection process.

2. It has been reported to the Board by one CCA that while applying 100 points scale parameters, as mentioned in SOP, some candidates have equal marks in merit and Cadre Controlling Authority is unable to decide the merit of such candidates in case of tie of marks secured by some candidates. The matter has been deliberated in the Board to resolve such situation.

Reservation / Reservation in Appointment on Compassionate Ground Group ‘C’ posts

3. After examination the issue in detail, it is felt that the tie breaking factor can be per dependant available income e. total of first three financial parameters prescribed in SoP (Pension-annualised, total terminal benefits and annual income of earning members and income from property) divided by total number of dependants (spouse, parents, unmarried daughters, minor children, unmarried major son below 25 years and dependant major sons who are physically/ mentally challenged). The lesser the per dependant available income, the higher the rank amongst the applicants whose scores had a tie.

4. In case of tie even after applying the factor of per dependant available income, then the left-over service of Government Servant can be conside This is suggested as it is felt that longer the left-over service of the deceased, the more is the impact on the family. Applicants related to Government servant with higher left-over service would be considered over the one with lesser left-over service. In case of tie even then, the next factor can be age of the applicant, with elder applicants given preference .

5. The tie breaking factor(s) in the order indicated above, should be used only to decide relative merit of the applicants scoring same points on 100- point scale and only if the applicants scoring same points cannot be accommodated against available All the above details are already included in the SOP and hence would be readily available with CCAs in case of a tie.

6. It is requested to offer your comments/ suggestions, if any, on the proposed formula to resolve the Tie cases not later than 26th Nov, 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Mohammad
 Ashit)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
011-26 162780

Copy to: The Director General System & Data Management, New Delhi Appointment on

3rd MACP clarification - regarding Grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion

3rd MACP clarification - regarding Grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion

3rd MACP clarification

Railway 3rd MACP clarification counting from the date of 

ad-hoc promotion
3rd MACP clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/ भारत सरकार
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/ रेल मंत्रालय
(Railway Board) रेलवे बोर्ड

No PC- V/2010/ACP/ ECOR/2/E/1

New Delhi, dated 27-08-2020

The General Manager (P)
East Coast Railway
Bhubaneswar

Sub:- Clarification regarding Grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme counting from the date of ad-hoc promotion.

Ref:- ECoR’s letter No.ECoR/ Pers/R/ Clarification/RB/1. dated 06.03.2020 & 08.06.2020.

MACP guidance as per recommendations of the 7th CPC

With reference to the above, it is stated that Para 9 of Annexure to Board’s letter dated 10.06.2009 (RBE No. 101/2009) explicitly mentions that … “Regular service for the purpose of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption re-employment basis. Service rendered on ad-hoc contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning… “. As such. ad-hoc service is not to be counted for the purpose of MACPS and, therefore. the concerned employee is entitled for 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS wef 11.10.2012 subject to fulfillment of other terms and condition as contained in Board’: letter dated 10-06-09 (RBE No. 101/2009).

MACP – Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion

(Sudha A. Kujur)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

Source: ECoR

Payment of 7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic

Payment of 7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic

Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

if a Government servant is absent form Headquarters/ place of posting for a full calendar month, he will not be entitled to any Transport Allowance during that calendar month….

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2017/ A/TA/1

New Delhi, dated: 16.11.2020

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways and PUs.
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic.

References have been received in Board’s office secking clarification from Railways on the above mentioned subject. The matter has been considered in Board’s office and it has been decided that Transport Allowance is not admissible to such employees in terms of clarification No. 1 of Annexure-II issued vide Board’s letter dated 24-11-2003 (RBE No. 203/2003). This provision stipulates as under:

” if a Government servant is absent form Headquarters/ place of posting for a full calendar month, he will not be entitled to any Transport Allowance during that calendar month….”

Transport allowance in respect of such employees may be regulated accordingly..

7TH PAY COMMISSION TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE

2. It has also been decided that the above will be reviewed in the light of Department of Expenditure clarification as and when received from them.

(Sudha A Kujur)
Dy Director/ Pay Commission
Railway Board.

Transport Allowance to Railway Employees Covid-19
Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – Covid-19

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non- Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020 - PIB News

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non- Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020 - PIB News

PLB 2020

Bonus Central Government Employees
Productivity Linked Bonus

Cabinet
Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non- Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020

Posted On: 21 OCT 2020 3:24PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB)for the year 2019-2020 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO, ESIC, etc. will be benefitted and the financial implication would be Rs.2,791 crore.

Non-PLB or ad-hoc Bonus is given to Non-Gazetted Central Government employees. 13.70 lakh employees would be benefited and Rs.946 crore will be the financial implication for the same.

A total of 30.67 lakh employees would be benefited by the Bonus announcement and total financial implication will be Rs 3,737 crore.

Payment of Bonus to non-gazetted employees for their performance in the preceding year is usually made before Durga Puja/ Dussehra season. The Government is announcing the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and ad hoc bonus for its non-gazetted employees to be disbursed immediately.

Also check: FAQ on LTC Cash Voucher Scheme – LTC Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

PIB

Thursday, 15 October 2020

7CPC - Incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley - DoPT

7CPC - Incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley - DoPT

No.18016/ 3/ 2018 -Estt.(L)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 14th October, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special concessions to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/ subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 08th January, 2019 on the subject mentioned above and to state that it has been decided by the competent authority to extend the package of concessions / incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period from 01.01.2020 to 31.07.2021. The package for the period from 01.01.2020 to 31.07.202 1 is as per Annexure.

2. The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries/ Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the The concerned Ministry/ Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries/ Departments concerned.

(Rajendra Prasad Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
011-26164316

Encl. As above.

To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India. (as per mailing list)

Also check: Kashmir Valley Special Concession – Additional HRA, Messing Facilities, Incentive (as per 7th CPC) to CGE and Monthly Pension to Pensioners: DoPT Order


ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE to DOPT’s 0.M. No.18016/ 3/ 2018-Estt.(L) dated the 14th October, 2020.

DETAILS OF PACKAGE OF CONCESSIONS/ INCENTIVES TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN KASHMIR VALLEY IN ATTACHED/ SUBORDINATE COFFEES OR PSUs FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

[Kashmir Valley comprises of ten districts namely Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora]

  1. a) Extension of Special concessions/ incentives for a further period from 01.2020 to 31.07.2021 to Central Government employees working in the 10 districts of Kashmir Valley.

I. ADDITIONAL HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE AND OTHER CONCESSIONS:

(A) EMPLOYEES POSTED IN KASHMIR VALLEY:

(i) The employees shall have an option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India at Government expenses and the transport allowance for the families are proposed to be allowed as admissible in anent transfer inclusive of the Composite Transfer Grant at the rate of 80 per cent of the last month’s basic pay;

(ii) Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for employees;

(iii) Additional house rent allowance at the rate of Class ‘Y’ city (16 per cent of basic pay) for employees who leave their family at their last place of posting, except officials who have retained Government accommodation to accommodate their families and these employees shall be eligible for drawing the normal house rent allowance as well as at their place of posting if the Departmental arrangement is not made for his stay;

(B) EMPLOYEES POSTED TO KASHMIR VALLEY WHO DO NOT WISH TO MOVE THEIR FAMILIES TO A SELECTED PLACE OF

The per diem allowance of Rs. 113/ – per day is paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation from to and from office etc. in terms of the Department of Expenditure OM No. 19030/11/ 2017-E.N, dated 13.07.2017.

(C) THE PERIOD OF TEMPORARY DUTY EXTENDED TO SIX Months

For period of temporary duty, an incentive known as the Kashmir Valley Special Incentive will be paid at the following rates along with food charges (as per 7th Pay Commission norms), apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation:

Pay RangeRate Per month (on pro rata)
(i) Level 14 and aboveRs.9000
(ii) Level 12 and 13Rs.8000
(iii) Level 9 to 11Rs.7000
(iv) Level 6 to 8Rs.6000
(v) Level 5 and belowRs.4500
7th Pay Commission Special Incentive

II. MESSING FACILITIES:

  • Messing allowance is paid @ Rs.97.85/- per day.

III. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION:

The pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or Pay and Accounts Office treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, are given pensions outside the Valley, where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

NOTE :-

i. The package of concessions / incentives shall be admissible in Kashmir Valley comprising of ten Districts namely, Anantna Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

ii The Package of concessions / incentives shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual Laborers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of Para 5(i) of the Casual Laborers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India, 1993.

iii. The benefit of additional house rent allowance admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted in Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances.

The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem Allowances shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.




FinMin Order – Grant of Advance – Special festival package to Central Government Employees SOP – UTSAV Card

 Latest Central Government Employees

festival advance to Central Govt Servants

F.No. 12(2)/2020- E.IIA(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated: 13 October, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Advance – Special festival package to Govt. Servants.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s OM of even number dated 12.10.2020 on the above mentioned subject and to say that the following SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for disbursal of pre-paid UTSAV Card will be followed by all DDOs / HOOs concerned:-

Also check: FinMin Order – Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

  • On receipt of application for grant of Special Festival Package advances, each DDO will advise the number of UTSAV Cards required by them and SBI Branch details where the DDO account is maintained along with IFSC code. In case DDOs do not have an account in SBI they have to identify the nearest SBI Branch and advise the name of the Branch and the IFSC code for the purpose of receiving the Cards.
  • Each card will be of fixed denomination of Rs. 10,000/-.
  • A SPOC detail at each DDO level to be provided for better coordination. (e-mail ID and contact details of DDO and SPOC to be provided).
  • All the above details (standard indent format for UTSAV Card is attached) to be mailed to agm2debitcards.dtb/aisbi.co.in with a copy to dgmdebitcards.dtba@sbi.co.in. This information needs to be sent as early as possible.
  • Based on the above indicative list. Card Procurement orders will be placed by SBI and UTSAV Cards delivery schedules (to SBI Branches) will be advised based on the indicative requirements provided.
  • The envelope containing the individual Card & PIN will be made available at the identified Branches (where DDO’s accounts are maintained) as per schedule provided.
  • The identified Branches will intimate the respective DDO about the receipt of the card. DDO will then provide the Branch Debit Authorisation / Cheque for the number of cards required along with the Standard Procurement Format, which will be shared with DDOs.
  • The duly filled in Standard Procurement Form (both in hard copy and soft copy) needs to be provided to the Branch along with the debit authorization / Cheques from the DDOs. In case where the DDO does not maintain an account with SBI branch he has to provide a Bankers Cheque / Govt. Cheque drawn in favour of the SBI Branch identified by them earlier.
  • Branch will issue / activate the above cards (as per the indent provide by the DDO) in Bank’s system against acknowledgment from the DDOs after realization of payment.
  • The DDO will take necessary precautions in safe handling of cards and distribution to identified persons.
  • A nominal change of Rs.36 plus GST will be charged for each card and will be bore by the Ministry / Department.

2. These orders will take effect from the date of issuance of this Office Memorandum and will be in force during the current financial year i.e. 2020-21 only.

3. All the Ministries / Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all its Attached and subordinate office for their information / necessary action.

S.Naganathan
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To

All Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Source: DoE

Grant of Bonus 2020 to Central Government Employees before Durga Puja - Confederation Writes to Finance Minister

Bonus 2020 to Central Government Employees

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

President
Ravindran B. Nair
09969234999
Secretary General
R. N. Parashar
09718686800

Ref: Confdn/ Bonus/ 2020

Dated: 14.10.2020

To

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon‘ble Finance Minister
Government of India
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Grant of Bonus to the Central Government Employees.

Respected Madam,

Every year Bonus is declared to the Central Government Employees before Durga Puja. Now Durga Puja celebrations will start from 17 October 2020 and Dussehra will be celebrated on 25th October 2020, but the bonus has not been declared yet.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause orders for payment of Bonus to Central Government Employees before Durga Puja so that they may celebrate the Festival happily.

Also check: Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB), for the year 2019-2020 to the Railwaymen Payment – 78 days wages AIRF

Hoping for an early and positive action.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Bonus 2020 to Central Government Employees

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker w.e.f 1st October 2020 - Central Government Employees News

Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker w.e.f 1st October 2020 - Central Government Employees News

Latest Central Government Employees News

No.1/ 20(5) / 2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated:12/10/2020

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No. S.0.190(E) dated 19th January, 20 17 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 30.06.2020 reaching 329.16 from 324 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 5.16 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2020.

RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN “Employment of Sweeping and Cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993″.

AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (IN RS.)
A116
B97
C77
Rates of VDA

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2020 shall be as under :-

RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A. PER DAY

AREABasic WagesV.D.A.Total
(Rs.)(Rs.)(Rs.)
A523+116=639
B437+97=534
C350+77=427
Revised rates of VDA

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

Also check: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2020

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part­-I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

 (D.P.S.Negi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

As per list attached.

Revised rates of VDA Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker

Source: https://clc.gov.in/

Special Casual Leave to be consider the absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period – AIRF

Special Casual Leave to be consider the absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period – AIRF

 AIRF

No.AIRF/561 Dated: October 12, 2020

The D.G.(H.R.),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Regularization of absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period

Ref.: Railway Board’s letters No.(EG) 2020/LE 2/1 dated 06.08.2020 and 03.09.2020

We are thankful to Railway Board for issuing instructions in the matter of treatment of absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown.

Many of the employees have had to remain away from their work, subsequent to the lockdown, whose absence is pending regularization. Many of the employees were forced to remain under quarantine due to various situations, which can be classified broadly as follows:-

(i) An employee was asked to remain in quarantine on return from outstation duty.
(ii) An employee remained in quarantine due to Central/ State Government instructions.
(iii) An employee was advised by Railway Medical Authority to remain in quarantine.
(iv) An employee who chose to remain in quarantine as a precaution.
(v) An employee who worked from home due to co-morbidity or underlying medical conditions as per Central/ State Government instructions.
(vi) An employee stayed at home as a precautionary measure and later found to be COVID-19 positive.

Also check: Ministry of Railways approves 196 pairs of Festival Special Trains 2020 services

It is, therefore, requested that, necessary instructions for treating absence of an employee during aforementioned situations, as “Special Casual Leave”, may kindly be issued at the earliest. Orders issued for maximum 30 days “Special Casual Leave” should also be cancelled as these being granted in special circumstances of COVID-19 epidemic where lockdown had been for more than four months and all sorts of transport had not been under operation.

Also read: Treating the COVID-19 absence period as Special Casual Leave

Comradely yours,
Shiva Gopal Mishra
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR 56U)/(i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR 56U)/(i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules

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CGDA

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

No. AN/  Estt-Others)/11206 /SAPR/FR-56(J)/2019

Dt. 09.10.2020

To,

PCA(Fys) PCsDA/ CsDA
(Through CGDA Website)

SubjectPeriodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR 56U)/(i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

In continuation of this HQrs office circular bearing No. even dated 02.03.2020 regarding instructions exist on the need for periodical review of performance of Government servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest. In this connection relevant orders were enclosed for guidance and taking an appropriate action with reference to orders on the subject.

Also check: CGDA – Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972

In this regard, a copy of DoPT letter No. 25013/03/2019-Estt .A-IV dated 28/08/2020 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and necessary action please.

Also Check: Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR) 560)1(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy.CGDA (AN)

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for Rule 48 CCS Rules

FinMin Order – Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

 FinMin Order

The amount of the package is Rs. 10,000/- to be paid as advance to Central Government servant. This amount is interest free.

FinMin Order – Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

F.No.12(2)/2020-EII(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
EII(A) Branch

North Block, New Delhi
12th October, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Advance - Special Festival Package to Government Servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that with a view to enable Government servants to meet expenses relating to festivals and to encourage spending thereby giving a boost to economic activities, in pursuance of decision taken by the Government, it has been decided that a special festival package of advance will be accorded to all Government servants for any important festivals upto 31st March, 2021.

2. A Head of Office may sanction this special package on the eve of any important festival to any Central Government Servant under his administrative control. The term “important festival” is clarified as such festivals or one of such festivals as Head of Department may declare in respect of establishments under his/her administrative control.

3. The amount of the package is Rs. 10,000/- to be paid as advance to Government servant. This amount is interest free. The amount would be released through pre-loaded Rupay Card from SBI. DDOs, on receipt of application from Government servants for this package may process and acquire the prepaid cards from SBI for issue among the applicants. A detailed SOP for DDOs for obtaining these cards would be separately issued.

Also check: FinMin Order – Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

4. The festival package may be granted to a Government servant if he/she is on Government duty or on leave excluding leave preparatory to retirement, on the date on which the advance is disbursed. The amount paid under this package is recoverable in not more than ten (10) instalments.

5. These orders will take effect from the date of issuance of this Office Memorandum and will be in force during the current financial year till 31 March, 2021.

6. All the Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all its Attached and Subordinate offices for their information /necessary action.

Hindi version of this Office Memorandum will follow.

(B.K.Manthan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

All the Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

Source: DoE

FinMin Order – Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

FinMin Order

Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

F.No.12(2) /2020-EII(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
EN(A) Branch

North Block, New Delhi
12th October, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21.

In view of Covid-19 pandemic and resultant nationwide lockdown as well as disruption of transport and hospitality sector, as also the need for observing social distancing, a number of Central Government employees are not in a position to avail themselves of LTC for travel to any place in India or their Hometowns in the current Block of 2018-21.

2. With a view to compensate and incentive consumption by Central Government employees thereby giving a boost to consumption expenditure, it has been decided that cash equivalent of LTC, comprising Leave Encashment and LTC fare of the entitled LTC may be paid by way of reimbursement, if an employee opts for this in lieu of one LTC in the Block of 2018-21 subject to the following conditions:-

a) The employee spends the money of a larger sum than the entitlement on account of LTC on actual expenditure.

b) Cash equivalent of full leave encashment will be allowed, provided the employee spends an equal sum. This will be counted towards the number of leave encashment on LTC available to an employee.

C) The deemed LTC fare for this purpose is given below :-

Category of employeesDeemed LTC fare per person
(Round Trip)
Employees who are entitled to business class of airfareRs. 36,000
Employees who are entitled to economy class of airfareRs. 20,000
Employees who are entitled to Rail fare of any classRs. 6,000
Deemed LTC fare per person Central Government Employees

d) The cash equivalent may be allowed if the employee spends a sum 3 times of the value of the fare given above.

e) The amount both on account of leave encashment and fare shall be admissible if the employee spends (i) an amount equal to the value of leave encashment and; (ii) an amount 3 times of the cash equivalent of deemed fare, as given above on purchase of such items / availing of such services which carry a GST rate of not less than 12% from GST registered vendors / service providers through digital mode and obtains a voucher indicating the GST number and the amount of GST paid.

f) The admissible payment shall be restricted to the full value of the package [leave encashment as admissible for LTC and deemed fare] or depending upon the spending as per example given at Annexure-A.

g) While TDS is applicable in the case of leave encashment, since the cash reimbursement of LTC fare is in lieu of deemed actual travel, the same shall be allowed exemption on the lines of existing income-tax exemption available to LTC fare. The legislative amendment to the provisions of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 for this purpose shall be proposed in the due course. Hence, TDS shall not be required to be deducted on the reimbursement of deemed LTC fare.

Also check: LTC Fare list September 7, 2020 – Central Government Employees

3. Head of the Departments / DDOs may make reimbursement under this package as per the details given above on receipt of invoices of purchases made / services availed during the period post the issuance of this order from the employees who are desirous to avail this package. It may be noted that in order to avail this package an employee should opt for both leave encashment and LTC fare.

4. An amount upto 100% of leave encashment and 50% of the value of deemed fare may be paid as advance into the bank account of the employee which shall be settled based on production of receipts towards purchase and availing of goods and services as given in Para 2(e). The claims under this package (with or without advance) are to be made and settled within the current financial year. Non-utilization / under-utilization of advance is to be accounted for by the DDOs in accordance with the extant provisions relating to LTC advance i.e. immediate recovery of full advance in the case of non-utilisation and recovery of unutilized portion of the advance with penal interest.

5. These orders will take effect from the date of issuance of this Office Memorandum and will be in force during the current financial year till 31st March, 2021.

6. All the Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all its Attached and Subordinate offices for their information.

Also check: Relaxation of purchase of air tickets from authorized Travel Agents for the purpose of LTC

Hindi version of this Office Memorandum will follow.

(B.K.Manthan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

 All the Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

Source: DoE

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