Thursday, 6 February 2020

Second National Judicial Pay Commission has filed the subject of Pay, Pension and Allowances, in Supreme Court on 29.01.2020

Second National Judicial Pay Commission has filed the subject of Pay, Pension and Allowances, in Supreme Court on 29.01.2020.

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Second National Judicial Pay Commission submits its Report

06 FEB 2020

The Second National Judicial Pay Commission has filed the main part of the Report in 4 volumes covering the subject of Pay, Pension and Allowances, in the Registry of the Supreme Court on 29.01.2020. The Commission has been constituted pursuant to the Order of the Supreme Court in All India Judges Association case and the Government of India, Ministry of Law & Justice issued a Notification dated 16.11.2017 in this regard. Shri Justice P.V. Reddi, former Judge of the Supreme Court is the Chairman, Shri Justice R. Basant, former Judge of Kerala High Court is the Member and Shri Vinay Kumar Gupta, District Judge of Delhi Higher Judicial Service is the Member-Secretary of the Commission.

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The Interim Report was submitted by the Commission in 2018.

The salient recommendations are:

PAY: The Commission having considered various alternative methodologies has recommended the adoption of Pay Matrix which has been drawn up by applying the multiplier of 2.81 to the existing pay, commensurate with the percentage of increase of pay of High Court Judges. @ 3% cumulative has been applied.

As per the revised pay structure evolved by the Commission, the Junior Civil Judge / First Class Magistrate whose staring pay is Rs.27,700/- will now get Rs.77,840/-. The next higher post of Senior Civil Judge starts with the pay of Rs.1,11,000/- and that of the District Judge Rs.1,44,840/-. The highest pay which a District Judge (STS) will get, is Rs.2,24,100/-.

The percentage of Selection Grade and Super Time Scale District Judges proposed to be increased by 10% and 5% respectively.

The revised pay and pension will be effective from 01.01.2016. Arrears will be paid during the Calendar year 2020 after adjusting the interim relief.

PENSION: Pension at 50% of last drawn pay worked out on the basis of proposed revised pay scales is recommended w. e. f. 1-1-2016. The family pension will be 30% of the last drawn pay. Additional quantum of pension will commence on completing the age of 75 years (instead of 80 years) and percentages at various stages thereafter are increased. The existing ceiling of retirement gratuity and death gratuity will be increased by 25% when the DA reaches 50%.

Nodal officers will be nominated by the District Judges to assist the pensioners / family pensioners.
Recommendation has been made to discontinue the New Pension Scheme (NPS) which is being applied to those entering service during or after 2004. The old pension system, which is more beneficial, will be revived.

ALLOWANCES: The existing allowances have been suitably increased and certain new features have been added. However, the CCA is proposed to be discontinued.

Recommendations are made to improve the medical facilities and to simplify the reimbursement procedure. Medical facilities will be granted to pensioners and family pensioners also.

Certain new allowances viz. children education allowance, home orderly allowances, transport allowance in lieu of pool car facility, have been proposed. HRA proposed to be increased uniformly in all States. Steps to ensure proper maintenance of official quarters recommended.

The recommendations made by the Commission are applicable to the Judicial officers throughout the country.

Supreme Court will have to issue directions regarding the implementation of recommendations after hearing the stakeholders.


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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

06 FEB 2020

A system of 360 degree appraisal involving a Multi-Source Feedback from various stakeholders including from seniors, peers and juniors etc. has been introduced in the process of empanelment of officers for holding senior level positions in the Government of India. Apart from Multi-Source Feedback, the empanelment process takes into account the overall service record, vigilance status and suitability of the officers concerned.

The candidates who have been appointed as Joint Secretary under lateral recruitment policy have signed a Contract Agreement with Government. As per this Agreement, the performance of Joint Secretary appointed under lateral recruitment policy will be evaluated annually.

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


Review of Creamy Layer for SCs/STs and OBCs

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Review of Creamy Layer for SCs/STs and OBCs

05 FEB 2020

As regard SC/ST reservation, at present, there is no concept of creamy layer. Hence question of the review of creamy layer does not arise.

As regard OBC reservation, an Expert Committee has been constituted by the Government of India under the Chairmanship of Shri B.P. Sharma (former Secretary, DOPT) on 08.03.2019 to examine the issues related to Creamy layer equivalence among the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs).

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The Expert Committee, after consultation with all stakeholders including the State / UT Governments, has submitted its report to the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment on 17.09.2019. At present, the report is under consideration.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


Defence Ex-Servicemen Welfare of Retired Personnel

Defence Ex-Servicemen Welfare of Retired Personnel
Ministry of Defence
Welfare of Retired Personnel

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FEB 2020 3:49PM

Defence Ex-Servicemen Welfare of Retired Personnel
The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare was created in the Ministry of Defence on 22nd September, 2004 in order to pay focused attention to the welfare and resettlement of Ex-Servicemen (ESM). It has 3 Attached offices namely, Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat (KSB Sectt.), Directorate General of Resettlement, (DGR) and Central Organisation, Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (CO, ECHS).

KSB Sectt. is responsible for the welfare of Ex-Servicemen and their dependents and also for the administration of various welfare schemes for them.

The office of Directorate General of Resettlement implements various Policies / Schemes / Programmes for pre and post retirement training, re-employment and self- employment of ex-servicemen.

Central Organisation, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme takes care of the healthcare and medical needs of Ex-servicemen and their dependents through a network of various polyclinics across the Country.

The Service Headquarters for Army, Air Force and Navy also have dedicated Directorates i.e. Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV), Directorate of Air Veterans (DAV) and Directorate of Ex-Servicemen Affairs (DESA) respectively to assist veterans in resolving their Pension and welfare issues.


Service HQs organize Veteran’s Day on 14th January every year.

Events are organized by State / UTs at State and District level in form of ‘Sainik Adalat’ to redress their grievances.

Interaction at DGR open forum twice a week at DGR office.

DGR Ex-Servicemen Seminar cum Job fairs are organized pan India. Approximately 8 job fairs are organized in a year.

Regular interaction during visit of DGR / DRZ (Directorate of Re-settlement Zone) officials in their Area of Responsibility (AoR).

Veteran personnel are also invited at ‘At Home’ functions during Army/Air Force/Navy Day celebrations.

A single window online grievance redressal mechanism (CPGRAMS) is already in place by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances in which any citizen can lodge their grievances online and get response from the concerned department.

The link of CPGRAMS /CPENGRAMS website has also been given in the website of Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, CGDA and all Pension Sanctioning Authorities so that ex-servicemen can lodge their grievances in any websites from their home by clicking on the and get their grievances redressed speedily.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapuin Lok Sabha today.


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