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

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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.

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