Monday, 14 September 2020

GRANT OF 2nd FIANANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER ACP SCHEME WHO HAVE COMPLETED 24 YEARS REGULAR SERVICE

GRANT OF 2nd FIANANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER ACP SCHEME WHO HAVE COMPLETED 24 YEARS REGULAR SERVICE

MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

ACP SCHEME

Tele : 23014594
Dte Gen of Personnel
Military Engineer Services
Engineer-in-Chiefs Branch
Kashmir House, Rajaji Marg
New Delhi – 110011.

PC-4/85610/47/MACP/’ D’ Man /GANGADHARAN/CSCC OF

Dated: 08 Sep 2020

ADG (D&C) Range Hills Rd, Kirkee Pune-411003
ADG(Coast Guard & Projects) Chennai-600009
ADG(NEI) Guwahati, Pin-781027, C/o 56 APO 3
ADG(North) Jammu C/o CWE (AF) Jammu, Pin-937258
Chief Engineers HQs
Southern Command, Pune
Eastern Command, Kolkata
Central Command, Lucknow
Western Command, Chandimandir
Northern Command, Udhampur
South Western Command, Pune
DGNP, Mumbai
DGNP, Visakhapatnam
CME, Pune
CGDA, New Delhi

GRANT OF 2nd FIANANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER ACP SCHEME WHO HAVE COMPLETED 24 YEARS REGULAR SERVICE DURING INTERVENING PERIOD BETWEEN 01.01.2006 TO 31.08.2008 AND THIRD FINANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER MACP SCHEME AFTER COMPLETION OF 30 YEARS SERVICE IN R/O OF DRAUGHTSMAN/TOs OF MES

1. Refer further to this office letter No.CC-3/85610/47/MACP/D’ Man/6th/CSCC dated 21 April 2017.

2. The undersigned is directed to inform that the approval of grant of 2nd Financial Upgradation after completing 24 yrs of service under ACP scheme of DoPT in respect of Draughtsman & Tech Officers in the pay scale of Rs.15600 – 39100 plus Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in MES for the intervening period between 01 Jan 2006 to 30 Aug 2008 was granted by MoD after thorough scrutiny of the proposal.

3. Some complaints & grievances were filed against this grant of 2nd Financial Upgradation under ACP scheme by few individuals. In this connection the matter was again sent to MoD for further scrutiny and examinations. The decision of MoD in this regard is reproduced below :-

Also check: Grant of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme MACPS to Accounts Officers – CGDA Order

MACP

 “It is stated that the case for grant based on the analogy of Draughtsman Cadre of MES and Assistant (Arch Department) of CPWD provided by E-in-C’s Branch and as per Financial Upgradation to the TOs of Draughtsman Cadre of MES was granted as per the extant rules and guidelines of DoP&T.”

4. In view of the above, it is advised to take further necessary action as per the clarification of the MoD

5. This has approval of E-in-C please.

(Madan Lal)
Jt Dir (Pers) /CSCC
For E-in-C

Friday, 11 September 2020

VRS from Persons With Disabilities – Supreme Court – Latest DoPT Order

Latest DoPT Orders 2020


VRS from Persons With Disabilities - Supreme Court - Latest DoPT Order

No. 25012/I/2015-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 7, 2020
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Request received for Voluntary retirement from service (VRS) from Persons With Disabilities – Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579 – clarification reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 19.05.2015 on the subject noted above regarding the treatment of VRS notice given by a Government servant on medical grounds or on account of disability.
  1. In this regard, it is stated that the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act) has been repealed by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD Act, 2016), which came into force on 19th April, 2017. Hence, section 47 of PWD Act, 1995 as stated in DoPT’s O.M. of even no. 19.05.2015 is replaced by the provisions of section 20 of the RPWD Act, 2016.
  2. Section 20 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 provides as under:
  • “20. (1) No Government establishment shall discriminate against any person with disability in any matter relating to employment: Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any establishment, by notification and subject to such conditions, if any, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section.
    (2) Every Government establishment shall provide reasonable accommodation and appropriate barrier free and conducive environment to employees with disability.
    (3) No promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of disability.
    (4) No Government establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank, an employee who acquires a disability during his or her service:
    Provided that, if an employee after acquiring disability is not suitable for the post he was holding, shall be shifted to some other post with the same pay scale and service benefits: provided further that if it is not possible to adjust the employee against any post, he may be kept on a supernumeraty post until a suitable post is available or he attains the age of superannuation, whichever is earlier.
    (5) The appropriate Government may frame policies for posting and transfer of employees with disabilities.
  1. In view of the above provision of RPWD Act, 2016 and Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement in case of Bhagwan Dass & anr vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 Scc 579, it is stated that whenever a Government servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said VRS notice has been submitted due to a disability, the Administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 20 .
    (4) of RPWD Act, 2016. In case the provisions are applicable, the Government servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits. In case a disabled Government servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with the aforesaid provisions of Section 20 of RPWD Act, 2016. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per the applicable rules.
  1. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for voluntary retirement from disabled Government servants.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
The Secretaries
All Ministries /Departments of Government of India
(As per the standard list)
Source: DoPT

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Promotional and Incentive Structure of PLI / RPLI - Clarification in respect of sales force

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F.No: 28-03/2019-L1(3)Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Directorate of Postal Life Insurance)
Chanakyapuri P.O Complex,
New Delhi-110021
Dated 31.08.2020
Sub: Promotional and Incentive Structure of PLI / RPLI - Clarification in respect of sales force - reg
This is regarding the promotional and incentive structure of PLI/RPLI, circulated vide PLI Directorate OM No. 28-03/2019-LI dated 19.06.2020 and implemented in Circles w.e.f. 01.07.2020.
2. In this connection, the following is clarified in respect of sales force procuring, PLI/ RPLI business:

Sl. No.IssueClarification
(i)Order of preference in payment of incentive to sales force of PLI/RPLI.Direct Agents are not Departmental Employees and majority of them are dependent on incentive for their livelihood. Therefore, there is a need to nurture and handhold Direct Agents by way of giving priority to them in incentive payment. Accordingly, the following order of preference shall be followed by Circles while making payment of incentive to sales force of PLI/RPLI:
(i) Direct Agents
(ii) Gramin Dak Sevaks
(iii) Field Officers
(iv) Departmental Employees
(ii)Nomination facility for sales force of PLI/RPLI.(i) Nomination facility may be provided to sales force of PLI/RPLI. In the event of unfortunate death of a sales force, incentive will be paid to the nominee of that sales force for the PLI/RPLI business procured by that sales force for the period she/he was alive.
(ii) Further, if the nominee of the deceased sales force wants to procure PLI/RPLI business, she/he may apply for fresh direct agency licence. If found suitable, the concerned Division may issue fresh licence to her/him. Procurement/renewal incentive shall be paid only for the business procured by her/him subsequent to the issue of fresh licence.
(iii)Abolition of group agency system of  incentive(i) Earlier, Group Leader was paid group incentive @ 7 % of the total procurement and renewal incentive payable to sales force under his jurisdiction. Resultantly, out of the total incentive on a PLI policy, the sales force used to get only 93% of the incentive and the remaining 7% used to be payable to the Group Leader.
(ii) In the new incentive structure, the group incentive structure has been abolished and done away with.
(iii) As a result, sales force of PLI and RPLI will get 100% of procurement and renewal incentive payable on PLI/RPLI policies as per prescribed rates effective from 01.07.2020.
(iv) In the new structure, Development Officer will be paid procurement incentive @ 1 % of total PLI/RPLI new business premium procured by Direct Agents attached to that Development Officer. The incentive payable to Development Officer will be over, and above the incentive payable to Direct Agents working under her/him.
(iv)Procurement of business by family members of Development Officer.In order to avoid conflict of interest, members of family of business by family of Development Officer are not allowed to procure PLI/RPLI business and claim incentive. Members of the family for this purpose would include the following:
(a) The spouse, but not including a separated spouse or one living separately while judicial separation proceedings are on;
(b) Children and stepchildren but not including children and stepchildren of whose custody the serving postal employee has been deprived by law;
(c) Other persons such as wards and parents, who are dependent on and live with the Development Officer.
(v)Rate of incentive payable on PLI/RPLI policies.Incentive payable on PLI/RPLI policies is being explained with the help of following illustration:For a PLI policy procured on 1st November 2009, the procurement and renewal incentive payable on this policy is detailed as under:
(i) 01.11.2009 to 31.10,2010 (First Year Premium):
PLI Procurement Incentive during this period will be paid as per the procurement incentive rate applicable during that period.
(ii) 91.11.2010 to 30.06.2020:Renewal Incentive during this period will be paid as per the renewal incentive rate applicable during that period.
(iii) 91.07.2020 onwards:
Renewal Incentive from 01.07.2020 onwards will be paid @ 1% of renewal premium.

3. This issues with approval of the competent authority.



7th CPC Children Education Allowance / Hostel subsidy - Jammu and Kashmir Central Government Employees

Central Government Employees
GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
CIVIL SECRETARIAT, JAMMU
No. A/Clar(2019)-676/J
Dated: 14-08-2020
Subject: Clarification on Children Education Allowance / Hostel subsidy.
Consequent upon the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances after the Reorganization of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, Finance Department has issued Govt. Order No. 473-F dated: 28.11.2019 wherein CEA /Hostel Subsidy was granted in favour of the employees of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Various queries have been received in the Finance Department from certain quarters regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy.
After examining the issue, it has been decided to issue the following clarification on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy:-
1. The maximum ceiling amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is Rs 2250/-per month per child and Rs 6750/- per month per child for hostel subsidy. The CEA amount is fixed irrespective of actual expenses incurred, but for claiming Hostel subsidy a certificate from the institute, where the child is studying shall indicate the amount of lodging and boarding charges paid by the employee to the residential educational institute. The reimbursable amount of the Hostel subsidy will be the actual expenses incurred or Rs 6750/- per month whichever is less.
2. Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy can be claimed by only one employee if both spouses are employed.
3. The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel subsidy will be made only once in a year after the completion of Financial year i.e., in the month of April/May. For example claim of CEA and Hostel subsidy for the financial year 2020-21 shall be submitted in April /May 2021.
4. The application for claiming the reimbursement is attached as Annexure “A”. In addition a bonafide certificate is to be obtained from Head of Educational Institution confirming that the child studied in the school during the period of the claim (Annexure “B”). In case such a certificate cannot be obtained, a self attested copy of the report card and receipt/ e- receipt of the institute can be produced as a supporting document.
(S. L. Pandita)
Director General (Codes)
Finance Department

Cadre Review of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan – Central Government Employees News

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
An Autonomous Body under the
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
Government of India
Ref.No. 11022/NYkKS/PERS: crc/679/2020
Date 19.08.2020
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Cadre Review of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan - reg.
Whereas the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports vide its letter F.No.1-7/2010-NYKS dated 29.01.2020 has communicated its approval for Cadre Restructuring of NYKS. Copy placed at Annexure-l.
AND WHEREAS the approved copy of the Cadre Review Committee Report of NYKS is placed at Annexure-ll.
NOW THEREFORE, the approval of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the Cadre Review of NYKS and copy of the approved Cadre Review Committee Report is hereby circulated for information of all employees of NYKS.
This issues as per the direction of the Competent Authority, NYKS.
(Vijay Kumar)
Dy Director (Personnel)
To: All Employees of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan

Confederation strongly oppose premature retirement of Central Government Employees, completed 30 years of service and attained age of 50 - 55 years

Retirement of Central Government Employees
The Department of Personnel and Training has issued an office memorandum on 28th August, 2020 that allows it to prematurely retire government servants even if they are within the 50 to 55 age groups or have completed 30 years of service.

Compulsory Retirement of Government Employees
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Dated – 04.09.2020
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers strongly oppose the move of Government of India to unilaterally and arbitrarily imposition of provisions of rules FR 56 (J) and rule 48 (h) pension rules to retire the Govt Employees prematurely and forcibly vide the OM No. 25013/03/2019-Estt-A IV dated 28. August 2020 issued by Department of Personal and Training, Govt. of India.
The above mentioned OM gives the power to Government to cause premature retirement of any Govt. official who has completed 30 years of service and attained age of 50/55 years on various vague grounds as such “doubtful integrity”, “ineffectiveness” and When petty allegations.
This OM gives infinite power to the authority to pick and choose the targeted employees for such forced premature retirement. The victim employee will not be given any opportunity to explain as natural justice demands. After retirement, he can approach advisory committee appointed by the Govt. of India.
This shows the autocratic attitude of Govt. of India towards the bask rights of employees and unions and in violation of Labour laws.
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers strongly oppose such an authoritarian and arbitrary move of Govt. of India and demand for withdrawal the said OM forthwith.
If this OM is not withdrawn the Central Govt. Employees will be compelled to launch serious agitational programmes.
R. N. Parashar
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: confederationhq.blogspot.com

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Payment / Refund of Dress allowance with reference to Honble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05.06.2020

 Payment / Refund of Dress allowance with reference to Honble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05.06.2020

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Payment of Dress Allowance

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
(WESTERN COMMAND) CHANDIGARH

No. Pay/II/Tech/0195

Dated 11.08.2020

To,
All AOGE’s/ Sub offices Under PCDA (WC)

Sub: Payment of Dress Allowance.

Ref: Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05.06.2020.

Of late several references has been received regarding Payment/ Refund of Dress allowance with reference to Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh has passed order in favor of applicants vide order dated 05.06.2020 and stated that the applicants of thirteen similar OAs are held entitled to grant of Dress Allowance and if any recovery has been made, the same may be refunded to the relevant individuals involved in these cases.

Also check: 7th CPC Dress Allowance and Grant of Various allowance to Central Government Employees

The responsibility to implement Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh order is of concerned administrative Ministry /Department /Organization where the Govt. servant/servants is serving or served last, after getting legal opinion of Govt. Counsel. On the basis of legal opinion obtained from Govt. counsel the concerned administrative Ministry /Department/ Organization will decide that the judgment of Hon’ble Court is to be implemented or to be challenged in higher court.

It is, therefore, requested not to admit any claim on account of Payment /Refund of Dress allowance with reference to Honble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05,06.2020 till receipt of implementation order of competent authority regarding implementation of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05.06.2020

ACDA (Pay)

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Central Government Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti) holiday 12 August 2020

Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti) holiday 12 August 2020

Central Government Holiday Krishna Jayanti
Krishna Janmashtami, occurs on 12th August 2020 as a national holiday. [Dopt order holiday 2020] This is Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti), one of the most important Hindu festivals. Janmashtami will be observed this year on 11 August 2020; it will also be observed by others on 12 August.

Check the central government employees news latest update today

Janmashtami History
Janmashtami (VAISHNAVI) is Lord Krishna ‘s Birthday. Across other parts of India, Krishna Janmashtami is also recognised as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi, and a Gazetted holiday. This holiday in Tamil Nadu is known as Sri Krishna Jayanti Ceremonies and prayers will be offered in temples devoted to Krishna in India. The day before that consist of fasting and prayer until midnight, the time that Krishna was born was said to be.

Janmashtami Special
Devotees also practice ceremonial puja at midnight and all seventeen steps that are part of Shodashopachara Puja Vidhi are included in this. The statues in his image are cleaned, dressed and put in a cradle after the hour of Krishna’s midnight birth passes. Women would draw tiny footprints outside the doors and kitchen of their house, representing Krishna walking into their homes.

Why is Janmashtami held for 2 days?
After Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrating the link between brothers and sisters, his birthday is celebrated eight days after It falls in Sravana’s Hindu month which usually matches August or September. Celebrations are distributed over two days and are intense and colorful.

Also check: Central Government Offices Holiday List 2021

Allotment of qualification based pay matrix – ECG Technicians in Railways

Pay matrix ECG Technicians in Railways

NFIR


No.II/1/2019/ Pt.I
Dated: 31/07/2020
The Secretary (E)
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Sub: Allotment of qualification based pay matrix – ECG Technicians in Railways.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s reply to GS/ NFIR vide letter No.PC-VII/2018/R-U/8 dated IR’s letter No.II/1/2019 dated 30th March, 2019 and 18th April, 2019 to the Railway Board.
(iii) NFIR’s PNM agenda item No.25 (sent to Railway Board on 29th May, 2019).

Dear Sir,

Kind attention is invited to the references cited above, on the above subject relating to allotment of qualification based pay matrix to the ECG Technicians in railways. Federation once again furnishes below, the important facts relating to the demand for granting higher entry grade pay to the ECG Technician category with appropriate cadre structure for their growth.
  • The ECG Technicians appointed in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi (under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) have never been in possession of the standard qualification relating to the job expected from an ECG Technician, while in Railways, the ECG Technicians possess “Diploma in ECG Lab Technology”.
  • ECG Technicians in Railways have never been treated atleast equal to those working in the Central Government Hospitals and have rather been treated inferior. This negative situation has been prevailing since the period of 3rd CPC.
  • The DR qualification prescribed for the post of Sr. ECG Technician pay scale Rs.1400-2600 (IV CPC)/5000-8000) V CPC)/ PB-2 GP 4200 (VI CPC)/ Pay Level-6 in 7th CPC in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital is Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics with one year experience in handling cardiological equipment or 3 years Diploma Course in Electronics/ Electrical communication Engineering. Whereas in Railways, though the qualification for the post of ECG Technician got revised during 6th CPC regime to Degree in Science plus Diploma in ECG Lab Technology/ Cardiology/ Cardiology Technician/ Cardiology Techniques of reputed institution [refer Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR/45 Pt. A dated 29/09/2015], this category has not been treated at par with those ECG Technicians of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to take action for revising the pay structure of ECG Technicians of railways for the purpose of providing entry grade pay 4200/Level 6 of pay matrix with further avenue of promotion to pay level 7, similar to the pay structure of ECG Technicians of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi.

Also check: Railways – One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation in view of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

7th CPC Protection of pay to the Central Government Servant consequent to appointment to a new post in different service

Central Government Employees News

F. No. 12/2/2017-Estt(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th August, 2020
 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

latest dopt orders 2020

Subject: Protection of pay to the Central Government Servant consequent to appointment to a new post in different service or cadre in Central Government, through direct recruitment where either higher duties and responsibilities are involved or not, as the case may be, under FR 22-B(1), in the 7th CPC Scenario – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent to various references received from Ministries/ Departments on protection of pay under FR 22-B(1), a need has been felt to issue guidelines on the manner of fixation of pay in respect of the Central Government Servant who after technical resignation, is appointed to new post in the different service or cadre in Central Government through direct recruitment where either higher responsibilities are involved or not, as the case may be, in 7th Central Pay Commission scenario.

2. Provisions of FR 22-B(1) inter-alia provide as under :
P.R. 22-B.(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, the following provisions shall govern the pay of a Government servant who is appointed as a probationer in another service or cadre, and subsequently confirmed in that service or cadre –
  • (a) during the period of probation, he shall draw pay at the minimum of the time scale or at the probationary stages of the time scale of the service or post, as the case may be:
Provided that if the presumptive pay of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would hold a lien had his lien not been suspended, should at any time be greater than the pay fixed under the clause, he shall draw the presumptive pay of the permanent;
  • (b) on confirmation in the sen/ice or post after the expiry of the period of probation, the pay of the Government servant shall be fixed in the time-scale of the service or post in accordance with the provisions of Rule 22 or Rule 22-C, as the case may be…”
3. Consequent upon the implementation of 7th CPC Report and CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the President is pleased to allow protection of pay in the light of the provisions laid down under FR 22-B(1) to Central Government employee who is appointed as probationer in another service or cadre either carrying higher responsibilities or not, as the case may be and subsequently confirmed in that service or cadre, in the manner as illustrated below:

(A) MANNER OF FIXATION OF PAY OF GOVERNMENT SERVANT UNDER
FR 22-B(1) CONSEQUENT TO HIS APPOINTMENT IN LOWER POST
THROUGH DIRECT RECRUITMENT, WHERE HIGHER DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT INVOLVED


A Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in lower Level in different service or cadre in Central Government which does not carry duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment and having a provision of probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis, if it is higher than the minimum of the Time Scale of the new post. He would also draw annual increments on such presumptive pay. However, it is to be ensured that during probation, presumptive pay should always be greater than the pay of the new post after drawl of increment(s). Subsequently, on successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2).

Protection of Pay in the above manner should not, at any of these stages, exceed the maximum of the Level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

Illustration
An officer was drawing pay of Rs.78,500 in Cell 6 in Level 11 (with DNI 01.07.2018) before his appointment to a post in Level 10 on 01.04.2018 which does not carry duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him before such appointment. There is a provision of 2 years probation period in new post.

Since the first Cell Value in Level 10 (Rs.56,100) is less than the Last Basic Pay i.e. Rs. 78,500/- in Level 11. Hence during probation, he will draw the presumptive pay i.e. Rs.78,500/- in Level 11 and would also draw annual increments according to the pay drawn in his previous post in Level II.
On 01 .04.2018- Rs. 78,500 (Level 11)
On 01 .07.2018- Rs. 80,900 (Level 11)
On 01.07.2019- Rs. 83,300 (Level 11)
On successful completion of his probation period and on confirmation w.e.f. 01.04.2020, the pay of the officer would be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2). Since no such Cell of Rs. 83,300/- is available in Level 10, his pay would be fixed at next higher cell i.e. Cell 15 in Level 10 at Rs. 84,900 with next date of increment 01.01.2021.

(B) MANNER OF FIXATION OF PAY OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE UNDER FR 22-B(1) CONSEQUENT TO HIS APPOINTMENT TO A POST IN HIGHER LEVEL THROUGH DIRECT RECRUITMENT, WHERE HIGHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE INVOLVED

A Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in higher level in different service or cadre in Central Government carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment and ha ing a provision of probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis if it is higher than the minimum of the Time Scale of the new post. He would also draw annual increments on such presumptive pay. However, it is to be ensured that during probation presumptive pay should always be greater than the pay of the new post after drawl of increment(s). Subsequently, on successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(1).

Protection of Pay in the above manner should not, at any of these stages, exceed the maximum of the Level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

Illustration
An officer was drawing pay of Rs.58,600 in Cell 10 of Level 7 before his appointment on 01.04.2018 in Level 10 (with DNI 01.07.2018) which carries duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment. There is a provision of 2 years probation period in new post.

Since the first Cell Value of Level 10 (Rs. 56,100) is less than the Last Basic Pay drawn in Cell 10 of Level 7 i.e. Rs. 58,600/-, hence during probation, he will draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis and would also draw annual increments in the Level 7 of his previous post as shown below:-
On 01.04.2018- Rs. 58,600 (Level 7)
On 01.07.2018- Rs. 60,400 (Level 7)
On 01.07.2019- Rs. 62,200 (Level 7)
On successful completion of his probation period and on confirmation w.e.f.
01 .04.2020, the pay of the officer would be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(1) read with Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016. Accordingly, an increment will be added in his pay in Level 7 and his pay will reach at Rs. 64,100/-. Since, there is no cell value equal to Rs. 64,100 available in Level 10, his pay will be fixed in Level 10 in Cell 6 at Rs. 65,000/- with next date of increment 01.01.2021.

(C) MANNER OF FIXATION OF PAY OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE UNDER FR 22-B(1) CONSEQUENT TO HIS APPOINTMENT TO A POST IN EQUIVALENT LEVEL POST THROUGH DIRECT RECRUITMENT, WHERE HIGHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT INVOLVED

A Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in Equivalent Level in different service or cadre in Central Government through direct recruitment where higher duties and responsibilities are not involved and having a provision of probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis. He would also get his increments on such presumptive pay. On successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2). However, Protection of Pay in the above manner should not, at any of these stages, exceed the maximum of the Level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

Also check: Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers Grade than their juniors

Illustration
An officer was drawing pay of Rs. 58,600 in Cell 10 of Level 7 before his appointment on 01.04.2018 in the same Level 7 (with DNI 01.07.2018). There is a provision of 2 years probation period in new post.

Since the first Cell Value of Level 7 (Rs. 44,900) is less than the Last Basic Pay i.e. Rs. 58,600/- in Level 7 drawn by Government Servant, hence during probation, he will draw the presumptive pay and also get his increments in the same Level of his previous post as shown below:-
On 01.04.2018- Rs. 58,600 (Level 7)
On 01.07.2018- Rs. 60,400 (Level 7)
On 01.07.2019- Rs. 62,200 (Level 7)
On successful completion of his probation period and on confirmation w.e.f. 01.04.2020, the pay of the officer would be fixed under FR 22(I)(a) (2).

Since no increment would be admissible under FR 22(l)(a)(2), there will be no change in his pay on the date of confirmation i.e. 01.04.2020. Accordingly, his pay in Level 7 on 01 .04.2020 would be Rs. 62,200 (Level 7) with next date of increment on 01.07.2020, as Level remains same.
  1. The above mentioned pay protection under FR 22-B(1) will.be available to the Government servant if he holds a lien on his previous permanent post.
  2. No stepping up of pay of senior Government servant shall be allowed on the basis of the pay protection granted under FR 22-B(1) to junior Government servants of that particular service/ cadre.
  3. This order takes effect from 01 .01 .2016.
  4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution.
  5. Hindi version will follow.
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT


Friday, 31 July 2020

7th CPC Clarification Prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff

MACP

7th Pay Commission Clarification regarding prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME

EAST COAST RAILWAY

प्रधान मुख्य कार्मिक अधिकारी का कार्यालय
Office of the Principal Chief Personnel Officer
रेल सदन, द्वितीय तल, भुवनेश्वर – 751017
Rail Sadan, IInd Floor, Bhubaneswar – 751017

Date: 29.07.2020

No. ECor/Pers/R/ Clari-MACPs/2020

All PHODs/ CHODs,
DRMs- SBP/WAT/KUR,
Sr. SPOs-SBP/WAT/KUR & WPO/CRW/MCS.

Sub: Clarification regarding prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff.

Reff: RBE No. 155/2016 and RBE-16/2020.

The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations has been issued vide RBE No-16/2020. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPs) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In order to implement a uniform policy all over ECoR, the following staff.

  1. In terms of RBE No.-155/2016 for grant of financial up gradation under the MACPs the prescribed Benchmark has been revised for all level to “Very Good” w.e.f 25th July, 2016.
  2. In compliance to RBE No-16/2020, enclosing DOPT’s O.M. No-35034/3/2015-Estt. (D) dated-22.10.2019, Para-17, (i) the revised benchmark of APARs i.e. “Very Good” shall be applicable for the year 2016-17 and subsequent years.
  3. White assessing the suitability of and employee for grant of MACP, the DSC (Departmental Screening Committee) shall assess the APARs in the reckoning period, the benchmark for the APARs for the years 2016-2017 and thereafter shall be “Very Good”.
  4. For Example, if a particular MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the following benchmark for APARs are applicable for Level 11 and below:
APAR for the YearBenchmark grading for MACP for Level-11 and below.
2015-16 and earlierGood
2016-17Very Good
2017-18 and subsequent yearVery Good

(R.N.A. Parida)
Chairman Railway Recruitment Cell
For Principal Chief Personnel Officer

Source: Indian Railways

EPFO – Guidelines for Appointment on Compassionate grounds- Revised delegation of Administrative Powers

EPFO

EPFO

File No. 1RM-V/11(07) Compassionate Appointment / Policy Matter/2019 /Vol.III/1/478/2020

23/07/2020

कर्मचारी भविष्य निधि संगठन
EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
मुख्य कार्यालय/Head Office
भविषयूव निधि भवत, 34, भीकाजी कामा प्लेस, लई दिलली-110066
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
Website: www.epfindia.gov.in, www.epfindia nic.m

To

The Addl. CPFC (HQ) / Addl. CPFC (Zones)/
Director (PDNASS)/ Addl. CPFC (ASD)
All Regional PF Commissioners/ OIC of Regional Offices

Guidelines for Appointment on Compassionate grounds – Revised delegation of Administrative Powers – Regarding.

Ref: (i) HO letter no HRM-V/11(7)/ 2019/CA Policy Matter/Vol-III/1/474/2020 Dated: 23.07.2020
(ii) HO letter no. HRM-V/IV/11(7)/ 2015/CA Policy Matter/Vol.J/ 4563 Dated 29.06.2018.

Sir /Madam,

Please refer to HO Letter under reference (i) conveying the delegation of powers for appointment on compassionate ground of an eligible dependent family member of a deceased /missing employee or an employee retired on medical grounds. The detailed guidelines for consideration of appointment on compassionate basis are enclosed herewith, which may scrupulously be followed to ensure uniformity and transparency of procedure across the country.

(This issues with the approval of the Central P.F. Commissioner.)

Yours faithfully

Encl.: As above.

(Uma Mandal)
Addl. Central PF Commissioner (HRM)


PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES
FOR COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT IN EPFO

A consolidated set of instructions on compassionate appointment was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T) vide OM No.14014/02/2012–Estt. (D) dated 16.01.2013 as amended from time to time. In view of the statutory nature of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the said guidelines have been adopted for implementation in EPFO, subject to such delegation as deemed appropriate by the CBT, EPF and with such modification as deemed expedient by the circulars issued by the Head Office from time to time. (A list of such circulars/guidelines issued on the matter is enclosed as Annexure-I along with copies thereof for ready reference).

2. The CBT, EPF delegated the power of appointment on compassionate grounds to CPFC and the ACC (Zone) in its 226 Meeting held on 05.03.2020. To give effect to the said delegation, a detailed set of procedural guidelines is laid down herewith. These guidelines shall further be subject to such amendment as deemed necessary by the DoP&T and Head Office from time to time.

3. The object of these guidelines is to bring uniformity and transparency in the procedure of granting approval for appointment on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of an employee of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), who died in harness or who is retired on medical grounds, thereby leaving his family in penury and without any means of livelihood, to relieve the family of the employee concerned from financial destitution and to help it get over the emergency.

Download: Procedural Guidelines for Compassionate Appointment in EPFO

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Grant of disability pension, comprising service element and disability clement to pre-2006 disability pensioners of Govt service

Central Government Pension News

No.1/7/2017- P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
July 28, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of disability pension, comprising service element and disability clement to pre-2006 disability pensioners, who were boarded out from service, with less than 10 years of qualifying service, due to an injury/ disability, attributable to Govt. service – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that, considering the hardship being faced by the disabled Government servants, covered under the provisions of CCS (EOP) Rules, the Government had decided to dispense with the minimum service required for earning service element of disability pension, with effect from 01.01.2006 and orders were issued vide OM No.33/5/2009-P&PW (F). dated 10th December 2010.

Also check: 7th CPC Concordance Table – Revision of pension pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners

  1. A doubt has been raised whether the provision of the aforesaid OM, dated 10.12.2010, would be applicable to the Government servants who were boarded out of service, prior to 01.01.2006, with a qualifying service of less than ten years.
  2. The matter has been examined and it is clarified that Central Civil Government servants who were boarded out, prior to 01.01.2006, with a qualifying service of less than ten years and were in receipt of only the disability element of disability pension, would also be eligible for the service element of disability pension, w.e.f. 01.01.2006, in addition to the disability clement.
  3. For calculating the disability pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006, the disability pension comprising, both the service element and the disability clement, will be notionally fixed from the date of boarding out and the same will be notionally revised in accordance with the orders tor revision of disability pension. issued from time to time. The actual payment of such revised disability pension would be payable only w.e.f. 01.01.2006, No arrears on account of grant of service element, for the period prior to 01.01.2006, would be admissible. The amount of service gratuity, if any paid, to the Government servant at the time of boarding out would be adjusted from the arrears of pension accruing as a result of these orders.
  4. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ILD. Note No. 1(9)/EV/2019 dated 25/06/2020.
  5. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148(5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  6. The Administrative Divisions of all Ministries / Department & attached / subordinate offices are requested to bring the contents of these instructions to the notice of all concerned for compliance.

(Seema Gupta)
Director

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Implementation of Government decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Night Duty Allowance (NDA)


Implementation of Government decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Night Duty Allowance (NDA)

7th CPC Night Duty Allowance

7th CPC Night Duty Allowance

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

No. A-27016/ 02/ 2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel& Training

Block IV, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi dated 13th July, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on 7th CPC’s recommendations on Night Duty Allowance (NDA).

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission on the subject of Night Duty Allowance, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department’s O.M.s No. 12012/4/86-Estt. (Allowances ) dated 04.10.1989 and OM No.15020/2/92- Estt .(Allowances) dated 05 .05 .1994

  • Wherever the working hours have been arrived at after taking into account the night weightage factor, no further compensation may be admissible.
  • Night Duty will be defined as duty performed between 22:00 hours and 6:00 hours
  • A uniform weightage of 10 minutes shall be given for every hour of night duty performed.
  • The ceiling of basic pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance shall be Rs. 43600/- per month.
  • The hourly rate of NDA equal to [(BP+DA)/200] will be paid and the basic pay and DA for the calculation of NDA rates shall be the basic pay and DA prevalent as per 7th CPC.
  • This formulation will extend to all employees across all Ministries/ Departments who were already in receipt of NDA.
  • The amount of NDA will be worked out separately for each employee depending upon the basic pay the concerned employee is drawing on the date of performing the night duty. The existing practice for giving same rate of NDA to all employees with a particular Grade Pay should be discontinued.
  • A certificate should be given by the supervisor concerned that Night Duty is essential.

2. The above instructions will be applicable with effect from 1st July 2017

Also check: 7th CPC Night Duty Allowance at revised rates to Civilian Employees – MOD

3. Hindi version will follow.

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

Also check: Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers Grade than their juniors 

Source: DoPT

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Check List for LTC Claim: PCDA(O) Pune Instructions

Check List for LTC Claim: PCDA(O) Pune Instructions

PCDA

Please ensure:-

1. The claim is preferred on the form Appendix ‘A’ to AO 30/89

2. The claim has been signed by the officer himself and countersigned by the Controlling Officer mentioned in Rule 6 of TR 2014.

3. The claim is receipted by the Officer.

4. Full details of family members (i.e. Name, Age, Relation etc) are filled in the claim.

5. Dependency certificate mentioning income, for Father / Mother and children more than 21 years is enclosed.

6. Details of leave sanctioned are mentioned on the claim, if officer is availing the LTC. Enclose the copy of Leave Certificate/ Leave DO II.

7. All the Air / Railway tickets along with boarding pass are attached with the claim in original. Wait listed tickets of railway are not admissible for LTC, get confirmation of the same signed over the stamp by TT / Railway Auth.

8. The adjustment claim is submitted within 30 days from the date of completion of return journey. Prefer separate claims for Self and Family if moves have taken place on different dates. If claim for any family member will be submitted at latter date mention the same.

9. The details of advances taken for the move are invariably mentioned in the claim. Tickets purchased through DTS (Air/Rail) should be treated as advance and incorporated in the claim by adding in the total amount claimed as well as in advances for proper adjustment.

10. The air tickets must be booked through Booking Counter/direct website of operating air line or through Govt. Authorised travel agents i.e. Balmer & Lawrie, Ashok Travels or IRCTC. Tickets booked through private agencies or private websites like makemytrip.com, yatra.com, Udchalo etc are not admissible.

11. Air Tickets booked should not be more than LTC 80 fare. Officer can book tickets for lowest fare available on the date of booking which also should not be more than LTC 80 rates.

12. Onward and return journey should be done in the same chronology and claim of return journey first & onward journey at latter date is not permissible.

Also check: Air India LTC-80 Fare List – Fares for the period 25 MAY 2020 till 31 MAY 2021

LTC to Home town 177 A - Check List for LTC Claim

13.The Officer and his dependant family members can travel from duty station to home town once in year.

14. Officer posted in field area can travel from duty station to his home town or SPR. Family members residing at SPR can travel from SPR to home town.

15. Officer and family members can travel on different dates, however return journey of family members should be completed within six months only.

16. Home town declared by the officer at the time of commissioning is treated as his declared home town, if the same has been changed get it notified through DO part II.

17. Journey up to the home town has to be shown( may be under own arrangement) in the claim if same differs from NRS/ nearest Air Port for which claim has been preferred.

LTC to Any where in India 177 B - Check List for LTC Claim

18. The Officer and spouse & children can travel from duty station to any station in India once in alternate year in which LTC to home town is not availed.

19. LTC under 177B is not admissible to parents and other dependent family members.

20. Officer and spouse & children can travel at different dates in batches but all the members have to visit the same station only. Return journey of family members must be within six months.

21. Officers posted in field area can travel from their duty station to visit station and their family members can travel from SPR/hometown to visit station.

22. Journey performed by circular routes is not admissible. Officer has to choose one destination and LTC is admissible from duty station to that destination by direct shortest route only.

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

LTC to Officer posted in field area 177C - Check List for LTC Claim

23. The Officer posted in field area and not residing with the family are entitle  to avail LTC 177 C from their duty station to home/SPR in addition to LTC 177A or 177B.

24. The LTC is not admissible to those Officers who have been allotted Govt Accommodation at field unit and are residing with the families.

LTC in lieu of Home Town - Check List for LTC Claim

25. Officers and their family members may avail LTC in lieu of home town to visit any place in NER / Andaman & Nicobar / Jammu & Kashmir by forgoing home town LTC of that year.

26. Officers whose home town and place of posting is the same are not allowed to avail this LTC.

27. Similarly Officers who are serving in field area and their families are residing at home town, family of these are officers are not allowed to avail this LTC, as family do not have title for home town LTC.

28. Journey can be undertaken to J & K, NER, A&N by private airlines however fare will be restricted to LTC 80 fares only. Provisions of purchase of ticket from authorised agent / Air Line are not relaxed.

29. LTC in lieu of home town can be split by family members, i.e. officer can avail LTC 177A to visit his home town /SPR and family residing at SPR can avail the LTC in lieu of home town to visit J&K, A&N, NER.

LTC for children studying and staying at hostel - Check List for LTC Claim

30. Children of the officers staying in hostel can visit the duty station / home town of the officer during the vacation.

31. Claim is to be supported with certificate from Educational Institute regarding child is studying and stating in hostel.

32. LTC not admissible for journey performed for getting admission or leaving Institute after completion.

33. Children availing this concession are not entitled for other LTCs ( 177A or 177B)

Source: PCDA

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