Sunday, 21 March 2021

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll - Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry 2021

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll - Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry 2021

Election Holiday 2021

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll - Election Holiday 2021 - DoPT Order
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F. No. 12/ 3/ 2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 15 March, 2021

Subject: General Elections to legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry, 2021 and Bye-election in 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu - Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll- regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No.ECI/ PN/ 16/ 2021, dated 26/ 02/ 2021, has announced schedule for the General Election in respect of the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry and Bye-election in r/ o 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu as under:

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry and Bye- election in 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu announced by the Election Commission of India are as under:

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam

S. No.Legislative Assembly of AssamDate of PollDay
1.Phase -1 (47 ACs)27.03.2021Saturday
2.Phase -II (39 ACs)01.04.2021Thursday
3.Phase III (40 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala

S. No.Legislative Assembly of KeralaDate of PollDay
1.Kerala (140 ACs)06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry

S. No.Legislative Assembly of PuducherryDate of PollDay
1.Puducherry (30 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu

S. No.Legislative Assembly of Tamil NaduDate of PollDay
1.Tamil Nadu (234 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal

S. No.Legislative Assembly of West BengalDate of PollDay
1Phase -1 (30 ACs)27.03.2021Saturday
2Phase – II (30 ACs)01.04.2021Thursday
3Phase – III (31 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
4Phase – IV (44 ACs) 10.04.2021Saturday
5Phase – V (45 ACs) 17.04.2021Saturday
6Phase – VI (43 ACs) 22.04.2021Thursday
7Phase – VII (36 ACs) 26.04.2021Monday
8Phase – VIII (35 ACs) 29.04.2021Thursday
Election Holidays 2021

Schedule for Bye- election to fill casual vacancy in the Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala and Tamil Nadu

S. No.StateNumber & Name of Parliamentary Constituency (PC) Date of PollDay
1.Kerala6 – Malappuram (PC) 06.04.2021Tuesday
2.Tamil Nadu39 – Kanniyakumari (PC) 06.04.2021Tuesday

2. In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department, vide OM No. 12/ 14/ 99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001, regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices and the central industrial establishments located in the concerned State.

3. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4. Hindi version will follow.

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(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Protection of pay incases of deputation under CSS in terms of 7th CPC IAS & IPS Pay Rules

 Protection of pay incases of deputation under CSS in terms of 7th CPC IAS & IPS Pay Rules

7th CPC IPS Pay Rules 2016

7th CPC IPS Pay Rules

No.20011/ 1/2017-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 10th March, 2021

To

The Chief Secretary,
All the States/ Union Territories

Subject: Protection of pay in cases of deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in terms of Rule 7 of Indian Administrative Service ( Pay) Rules, 2016 (7th CPC) and analogous provisions in IPS (Pay) Rules, and IFS (Pay) Rules - Regarding.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to queries received from various Ministries/Departments regarding method of pay protection in terms of Rule 7 of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 which is as under:-

IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016

”If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government under Central Staffing Scheme, after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay on the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay they would have been entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the date of notification of Government Resolution in this regard, i.e. 25th July, 2016.

Further, if the member of Service is promoted in the cadre while on central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, the difference in the pay that the officer would have drawn had he been in the parent cadre and the amount of pay on his deputation to Centre shall be protected in the form of personal pay with effect from the date of issue of Government Resolution.”

 

dated 16th May, 2017, which inter-alia provide that the aforesaid provision would take effect from 01.01.2016.

2.  Pay protection of officers on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme after implementation of IAS (Pay) Rules 2016 has been considered in consultation with Establishment Division of this Department and Department of Expenditure and is elaborated in subsequent

3. Pay Protection of IAS officers who were already on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on 01.01.2016 or who joined deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on or after 01.01.2016

(a) Pay of such officers, as on 01.2016 [or a subsequent date from which they have opted to switch over to the IAS ( Pay) Rules, 2016] will be fixed in the Level of the post held by them on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on the basis of the pay fixed in their parent cadre. The cell corresponding to the basic pay fixed in the parent cadre will be located in the Level in the Pay Matrix of the post in which the officer is serving on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme and pay shall be fixed at same stage/ equivalent cell. If no such cell is available in the applicable Level of the deputation post, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate lower cell in that Level of the deputation post and the difference in pay will be granted as Personal Pay.

Illustration :

If an officer holding the post in Level 15 in parent cadre and drawing pay of Rs.2,05,100/- goes on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 14 on 04.05.2017, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)Existing pay in the parent cadreLevel  15
(b)Existing pay in Level  15 as on 04.05.2017 in the parent cadreRs. 2,05,100 / – (cell 5 of Level 15)
(c)Pay fixed in Level 14 on Deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs.1,99,600/- (cell  12 of Level 14) plus (Rs.5500/-Personal pay)
(d)On DNI in parent cadre : Pay in Level 15 in the Parent CadreRs. 2,11,300/- (cell 6 of Level 15)
(e)On DNI in paren t cadre: Pay on Central Deputation in Level 14Rs. 2,05,600/- (cell 13 of Level 14)  plus  (Rs.  5700/-  Personal pay)

(b) However, if an officer currently drawing pay up to Level 13 is appointed on deputation to a post in the equivalent or lower level on deputation  under Central Staffing Scheme OR during the continuance of deputation under Central Staffing Scheme gets an upgradation in his parent cadre to a Level higher than pay Level of deputation post up to Level 13 of the Pay Matrix, his pay will be fixed at the same cell and Level in which he is placed in the parent He will also be eligible to draw the CDTA on the pay of Level of the post in parent cadre at the prevailing rates. For the active period of deputation from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017 , CDTA will be admissible at the pre-revised rates in pre­ revised pay structure, i.e. as if the ·pay had not been  revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016. Provisions of this Department’s OM No.2 / 10/ 2017-Estt(Pay-II) dated 24th April, 2018 shall stand amended to this  effect. For the active period of deputation from 1st July, 2017 onwards, CDTA will be admissible as per the guidelines in this Department’s OM No. 2 / 10/2017-Estt(Pay II) dated 24th April, 2018.

Illustration :

(I) If an officer holding the post in Level 13 in parent cadre and drawing pay of 1,26,800/- goes on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 13 on 22.02.2017, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)
Existing Level in the     parent cadreLevel 13
(b)Existingpay  in  Level  13 as onRs.  1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level  13)

22.02.2017 in the parent cadre
(c) Pay fixed on appointment on deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs.1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level 13)
(d) On DNI in the Parent Cadre: Pay fixed on deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs. 1,30,600/- (cell 3 of Level 13)

(ii) If an officer holding the post in Level 13 in parent cadre and drawing pay of Rs. 1,26,800/- goes on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 12 on 22. 02.2017, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)Existing pay in the parent cadreLevel 13
(b) Existing pay in cell 2 of Level 13 as on 22.02.2017 in the parent cadreRs. 1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level 13)
(c)Pay fixed in Level 13 on Deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs. 1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level 13)
(d) On DNI in parent cadre : Pay fixed on deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs. 1, 30,600/- (cell 3 of Level 13)

4. Protection/ Fixation of pay of IAS officers who were on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on 01.01 .2016 or who joined deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on or after 01.01.2016 and got Proforma promotion in parent cadre :-

(a) In case the officer was on deputation under CSS on 01.2016 or joined thereafter and his junior is promoted to a higher post in his parent cadre on or after 01.01.2016, but was not granted proforma promotion under the ‘Next Below Rule’, there will be no change in the pay fixation already done as per extant rules.

 

(b) In case an officer on deputation to a post under Central Staffing Scheme gets proforma promotion in his cadre to a post up to Level 13 in the Pay matrix, his pay in the Level of the post will be fixed with reference to the presumptive pay that he would have got had he remained and promoted in the parent cadre of his service in the manner as provided in para 3(b) .

(c) In case an officer on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme gets promoted in his cadre to a higher post in Level l 3A or above in the Pay matrix, his pay in the Level of the post held on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be fixed with reference to the presumptive pay of the officer in the parent cadre of his The Cell corresponding to such basic pay fixed in parent cadre will be located in the Level in the Pay Matrix of the post in which the officer is serving on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, and pay shall be fixed at same stage/ equivalent cell and if no such cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate lower cell in that Level of the post and the difference in pay will be granted as Personal  Pay. Illustrations may be seen below:-

Illustration

If an officer holding the post in Level 16 in parent cadre drawing pay of Rs.2,24,400/-, who is on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 15 and drawing pay Rs. 2,24,100/- + Rs.300/- (Personal pay) gets proforma promotion in Level 17, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)Pay level in the pay matrix in parent cadre before joining on deputation under  Central Staffing SchemeLevel 16
(b)Pay level in the Central Staffing SchemeLevel 15
(c)Existing pay as on  01.05.2017 on Deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 15Rs.2,24,100/ – (cell  8 of Level 15) plus (Rs.300/- Personal pay) [Corresponding to pay of Rs.2,24,400 /- of Level 16]
(d)Pay fixed in the higher Level in parent cadre i.e. Level 17 on proforma promotion on 01.05.2017Rs. 2,25,000 /-
(e)Pay fixed on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme as per Rule 7 of IAS (Pay) Rules on 01.05.2017Rs.2,24,100/- ( cell 8 of Level  15) plus  Rs.900/- ( Personal  pay)
(f) On DNI : Pay in the Parent Cadre in Level 17Rs. 2,25,000 /-
(g)On DNI : Pay in the Level 15 on Deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs.2,24,100/- (cell 8 of Level 15) plus Rs.900/- (Personal pay)
7th CPC IPS Pay Rules 2016

5 (a) The officer shall get Dearness Allowance on the said Personal Pay as admissible from time to time. However, no other allowance shall be admissible on this Personal Pay.

(b) The Basic Pay plus Personal  Pay, from time to time,  shall not exceed Rs. 2,25,000.

6. Grant of annual increment to officers on Deputation under Central Staffing Scheme

On grant of annual increment to an officer in parent  cadre (upto Level 16) who is on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, the pay will be fixed increment.ally moving down one cell in the Level of pay in which the officer is serving on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme. Accordingly,  the Personal Pay, if any, will be re-computed as the difference in the pay (after increment) that h e would have drawn in the parent cadre and the current pay on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme.

7. The aforementioned  instructions  are  applicable  to   All   India   Service officers (i.e. IAS, IPS, IFS) with effect from 01.01.2016.

Yours faithfully,

Sandeep Kumar Sinha
Under Secretary to Government of India

After 7th CPC Revision of limits of two family pensions payable to a child in respect of both the parents

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7th CPC two family pension

R.B.E. No. 19/2021

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2016/F{E)lll/1(1)/8

New Delhi, dated: 09/.03.2021.

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units (etc),
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Revision of limits of two family pensions payable to a child in respect of both the parents after the 7th CPC - regarding.

A copy of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No.1/1 (2)/2020- P&PW{E) Part-I dated 12.02.2021 is enclosed for information and guidance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 corresponds to the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

2. The Railway Board’s instructions/Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 corresponding to DOP&PW’s instructions/CCS (Pension) Rules. 1972 referred to in their aforesaid O.M. dated 12.02.2021 are given below:-

SI.
No.
DOP&PW’s instructions/ Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972Corresponding Railway Board’s instructions/ Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993
1.Sub-rule (2) of Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.Sub-rule (2) of Rule 75 of Railway Services Pension) Rules, 1993.
2 .Sub-rule (3) of Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.Sub-rule (4) of Rule 75 of Railway Services ‘Pension) Rules, 1993.
3 .DOP&PW’s Notification No. 38/80/2008- P&PW(A) dated 08.06.2011.Railway Board’s letter No. 2011/F(E)lll/1 ( 1)/9 dated 23.09.2013.
two family pension

(G.Priya Sudarsani),
Director, Finance (Estt.),

Railway Board.

D.A.: As above

Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and PBORs including NCs (E)- Revised rates effective from 01/01/2017

Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and PBORs including NCs (E)- Revised rates effective from 01/01/2017

DA to Armed Forces Officers

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FY’S)
PAY TECH SECTION
10A SK BOSE ROAD KOLKATA 700001

Part I Office Order No. AT-01

Dated: 10/03/2021

(All Cs ) A (Fys)

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces officers and PBORs including NCs (E)- Revised rates effective from 01/01/2017.

A copy of Government of India, MoD letter no.1(2)/2004/D/ (Pay/Services) dated 17.04.2017 regarding payment of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 at enhanced rate alongwith MoD ID No. 30(1)/2020/D (Pay/Services) dated 03.02.2021 circulated under CGDA letter bearing No. CGDA/Navy/03/ Miscellaneous/2021/Vol.] dated 24/02/2021 is forwarded herewith for implementation and necessary action, please. It is also requested to circulate the same to all AOs under your jurisdiction, please.

Encls: As above.

Deputy Controller of Accounts (Fys)

7th CPC Freezing of DA for central government employees News latest update

7th CPC Freezing of DA for central government employees News latest update

Freezing of DA

Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government Workers as per the 7th Pay Commission Latest News – 3 Pending DA and DR Installments to be restored from July 2021.

Expected DA 2021-Central Government Employees

In a written response to a question in Parliament, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur stated that the Central Government saved more than Rs. 37530.08 crore by freezing three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief. He also mentioned that beginning in July 2021, the three additional DA and DR installments would be restored.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 Rajya Sabha
Unstarred Question No. 1669
To be answered on Tuesday, 9th March, 2021
Phalguna 18, 1942 (Saka)

Freezing of DA

1669: Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

a) whether freezing of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees/pensioners till July, 2021 has subjected them to undue hardship;

b) if so, the reasons for not restoring DA to Central Government Employees and pensioners before July, 2021; and

c) whether Central Government employees and pensioners are not entitled to three installments of DA and, if so, whether Government would also release these installments and, if not, reasons therefor?

Answer

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Anurag Thakur)

(a,& b) In view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to freeze three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 & 01.01.2021. The amount Rs.37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

 

(c) As and when the decision to release the future installments of Dearness Allowance due from 01.07.2021 is taken, the rates of DA as effective from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.

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January 2020, July 2020 DA & January 2021 DA Calculation

The Cabinet Committee already approved to increase 4% additional DA from January 2020 on the basis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The next installment from July 2020 is already decided to increase by 4% additionally (However, after the approval of the Cabinet Committee only the percentage of DA will decide!).

And another installment will also be expected to hike by 3% with effect from 1st January 2021. The below expected DA list, which is used in our software tool for your information:

  • 1st January 2020 = Additional DA 4% (17% + 4% = 21%)
  • 1st July 2020 = Additional DA 4% (21% + 3% = 24%)
  • 1st January 2021 = Additional DA 4% (24% + 4% = 28%)
  • 1st July 2021 = Additional DA 4% (Expected) (28% + 4% = 32%)

 
 FAQ
 
Whether freezing of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees/pensioners till July, 2021 has subjected them to undue hardship

In view of the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to freeze three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 & 01.01.2021. The amount Rs.37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

If so, the reasons for not restoring DA to Central Government Employees and pensioners before July, 2021;

In view of the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to freeze three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 & 01.01.2021. The amount Rs.37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Whether Central Government employees and pensioners are not entitled to three installments of DA and, if so, whether Government would also release these installments and, if not, reasons therefor?

As and when the decision to release the future installments of Dearness Allowance due from 01.07.2021 is taken, the rates of DA as effective from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.

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