Friday, 31 July 2020

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


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



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


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



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


कर्मचारी भविष्य निधि संगठन
श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
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 nic.m


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)


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


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)

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


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


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,, 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

Payment / Settlement of Transport Allowance to the Employees of National Library, Kolkata

Payment /Settlement of Transport Allowance to the Employees of National Library, Kolkata.

Ref: Confdn/ Transport Allowance Dated - 08.07.2020

The Cabinet Secretary
Government of India
Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi- 110 001

Sub: - Payment /Settlement of Transport Allowance to the Employees of National Library, Kolkata.

On the recommendations of the V CPC, Transport Allowance was introduced subsuming CCA W.e.f 1st January, 1997. After two revisions at par recommendation of VI and VII CPC, at present, admissibility of Transport Allowance under different conditions viz. Leave, Deputation, Tour and Suspension etc. is regulated under G.O.I, Min. of Finance, Dept. of Expenditure OM No. 21/5/2017E.II (B) dated 07.07.2017, as par Para 3(a) the Allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

Incidentally it may kindly be noted that Govt. of India, Min. of Finance, Dept. of Expenditure has not yet clarification of “leave” as in the OM dated 17.07.2017 in the context of changed situation. Under normal dispensation Dept. of Expenditure is the competent authority to clarify/ interpret or modify and provision relation to Transport Allowance.

On scrutiny of various OMs issued on different dates by MHA containing Guidelines, Advisories and Standard Operation Procedure as part of measures for containment of COVID-19, it is revealed that Offices of the Govt. of India, its Subordinate Offices other than exempted category are to function with 100% attendance of Deputy Secretary and levels above that. Remaining officers and staff are to attend up to 33%. Moreover, above guideline is subject to strict adherence to restrictions applicable to RED ZONE/ CONTAINMENT ZONE. As per instructions, employees residing in such Zones can attend office only when allowed by the local authorities of concerned State Govt. etc. or restriction is relaxed. As per the above OMs the public transports including suburban train services were under total suspension till first 4 phases of lockdown. Further, as per Standard Operation Procedure of Min. of Health & Family Welfare, the period of work from home shall not be treated as leave.

A good number of employees who commute from considerable distant places could not attend the office during the months making own arrangement, although, they were inclined to attend their duties being physically present in the offices premises. Further, according to the guidelines of Min. of Health & Family Welfare as well as Ministry of Home Affairs is “to stay at home”, “work from home” to the extent possible, so as to curb the spread /outbreak of the COVID-19. During this period the entire surroundings of the National Library was under Containment Zone as per Govt. of West Bengal notification. In the Ministry of Home Affairs Order dated 15.04.2020 it was also clearly stated, “In these containment zones, the activities allowed under these guidelines will not be permitted….. that there is no unchecked inward/outward movement of population from these zones….. The guidelines issued in this regard…… will be strictly implemented….” Therefore some employee, though willing, could not come, even they have tried their best to join their duties.
This being an unprecedented situation, the condition of one-day attendance in a month, for payment of Transport Allowance, needs to be dispensed with and Transport Allowance for the month of April & May 2020 should not be disallowed.

Your immediate intervention in this matter is highly solicited with a request to issue revised direction to the administration of the National Library and Central Reference Library for payment/settlement of Transport Allowance for the month of April 2020, etc.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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