Claims regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f 01/11/2013 – case of North Western Railway

Claims regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f 01/11/2013 – case of North Western Railway

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. I/5(F)

Dated: 2310512016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Claims regarding payment of Travelling Allowance to the Staff promoted under cadre restructuring w.e.f. 0l/11/2013- case of North Western Railway-reg.

Ref: (i) GM(P)AJ.W. Rly’s letterNo.600E/Bills/HQ/NWREU/7/2015 dated 25/01/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(F) dated 01/03/2016.

(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2016/AL-28/17 dated 22/04/2016.

On going through the reply sent by the Board vide letter dated 22/04/2016, Federation is disappointed to note that the issue raised by NFIR vide its letter dated 01/03/2016, has not been gone into thoroughly with reference to the rules on the subject lPara1202 of IREM Vol. I and Para 1602 (2) of IREC Vol. II] and the stipulations mentioned in the footnote where following provision has been made in case of late authorization/drawal of increments by the employees from retrospective effect.

Note: In the case of late authorization/drawal of increments with retrospective effect, other than where increments were withheld or where the increments take an officer above the stage ‘ of efficiency bar, there is no objection to the supplementary claims relating to Travelling Allowance, if any being admitted, on the basis of the enhanced pay including the increments.”

These stipulations however have not been taken into account by the Board while sending negative reply to the Federation.

Incidentally, Federation desires to mention that the issue was raised by the General Secretary, NFIR in the PNM meeting held on 19th/20th May 2016 outside the agenda. It is also worth-mentioning that the benefit of cadre restructuring to be given effect from 0l/1112013 was actually granted after lot of delay due to various administrative reasons, therefore claims of staff for payment of Travelling Allowance at the enhanced rates effective from 01/11/2013 need to be considered as provided under the rules.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review and issue suitable instructions to all Zones etc., on the subject. A copy of instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/NFIR.

NFIR

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7th Pay Commission report to be put up before Cabinet in June

Government is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel. It is is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel

7th Pay Commission report to be put up before Cabinet in June – 7th CPC implementation Notification to come at the earliest

Central government employees can expect to get some good news trickling in from government sources towards the end of June.

As per reports, the Finance Ministry is likely to table the 7th Pay Commission report to the Cabinet for approval in the last week of June.

The 7th pay panel headed by AK Mathur had recommended the minimum salary for central government employees at Rs 18,000 and maximum salary at Rs 2,50,000. As employees protested against the wage hike calling it the “lowest ever” raise, the government set up the Empowered Committee of Secretaries group to review the AK Mathur-panel’s recommendations.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries on the Seventh Central Pay Commission is expected to soon wrap up its report on the remuneration of government employees.

Sources added that even the Prime Minister’s Office is keen on a favourable pay hike for the central government employees, so the panel is likely to recommend a minimum salary at Rs 24,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000.

Sources added that the government is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel. The payout could be substantial with salary hike and arrears adding up to a Rs 1.02 lakh crore burden on government finances.

Report add that once the report moves from the table of the empowered group of committee to the cabinet, there is no reason why the cabinet would inordinately delay it.

The Finance Ministry is keen that higher salaries reach government employees just before the festive season starting mid-August, as spurt in consumption during the festive period will have a domino effect on the economy.

Source: Zee News

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Rotational transfer of CSS officers of Deputy Secretary grade and above during the year 2016 – regarding

No.4/6/2016-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
*****

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated May 26, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rotational transfer of CSS officers of Deputy Secretary grade and above during the year 2016 – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the revised Rotational Transfer Policy (RTP) published in the website of this Department vide OM No. 21/2/2009-CS.I(P) dated 16.07.2015. In terms of the revised RTP, Deputy Secretaries/ Directors/ Joint Secretaries (in-situ) who have completed 5 years or more in the same Ministry/Department are eligible for transfer. The officers serving in certain Ministries/Departments have a reduced tenure by one year prescribed for the grade.

2. Accordingly, a tentative list of Deputy Secretaries/ Directors/ Joint Secretaries (in-situ) who will be completing the prescribed tenure as on 01.07.2016 has been prepared and enclosed herewith (Annexure). The list includes 22 officers. The number of officers due for rotational transfer in Group ‘A’ (considering Cabinet Secretariat in group ‘A’) and group ‘B’ are equal.
3. The list at Annexure does not include officers within two years of superannuation as on 01.07.2016.

4. In terms of provisions contained in DOPT’s OM dated 16.07.2015 which, interalia, provides that officers serving in PMO and Cabinet Secretariat are exempted under RTP. Cabinet Secretariat is, hereby informed that the officers as indicated in the list are matured for transfer. Therefore, a decision on retention of such officers, keeping in view the willingness of the concerned officers, may please be intimated to this Department.
5. The officers concerned should also ensure that their data is complete in all respects in the web based cadre management system at www.cscms.nic.in. If the data is not complete, it may please be first got updated in the system.

6. Ministries/ Departments and officers concerned may check the information in the Annexure and bring to the notice of this Department if there is any discrepancy in the list by 06.06.2016. Ministries/ Departments are also requested to bring to the notice of this Department the names of Deputy Secretary/ Director/ Joint Secretary (in-situ) grade officers, who have completed the prescribed tenure but have been left out in the proposed list of rotational transfer.
7. In case no communication is received by the stipulated date i.e., 06.06.2016, the information as furnished in the list will be considered as final and further steps will be taken accordingly. The officers to be considered for rotational transfer will be finalized after correction of data, if any. Once the list is finalized, options will be sought from the officers concerned before issue of rotational transfer order.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary

To

1 All Ministries/Departments
2. All Deputy Secretaries! Directors! Joint Secretaries JS(in-situ) of CSS
3. Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrpati Shavan, New Delhi

DoPT Circular

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Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016

Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016- reg.

IMMEDIATE

No. 32/2016-E0 (MM.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 25th May, 2016

To
1. The Chief Secretaries of the State Governments
(As per list enclosed)
2. All Cadre Controlling Authorities of Group ‘A’ Services
(As per list enclosed)

Sub: Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016- reg.

Sir/Madam,

Please refer to this Department’s D.O. letters of even number and No. 33/2016-EO (MM.II) both dated 17th December, 2015 regarding sponsoring of the names of eligible officers for appointment in the Government of India under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016.

2. As per directions of the ACC, the names of officers, for being placed on offer are to be obtained from the State Governments/Cadre Controlling Authorities in two Branches.

3. It is, therefore, requested to kindly sponsor the names of officers to this office, for retention under the Central Staffing Scheme for the 2 nd tranche. Kindly give this circular wide publicity amongst the eligible officers under your administrative control. As far as possible the application may be forwarded by 31st July, 2016.
4. The applications of willing officers (including those pending from 1st tranche of 2016) may be forwarded to this Department after due scrutiny at the earliest. A copy of the D.O. letter dated 17th December, 2015 is enclosed with this letter.

Yours faithfully,

(Jagannath Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary(MM)

DoPT Circular

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Facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K

Clarification on facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K.

No.12035/4/2015-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi-110108.

Dated the 24th May, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification on facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K.

The concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) to Central Government Civilian employees has been permitted at their last place of posting vide the Directorate of Estates OM No: 12035/31l96-Pol.III dated 79.1998 and OM No: 12035/2/90-Pol.II(Pt.II) dated 15.9.1998 on their transfer to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K. It has been brought to notice that some Central Government employees who have come on deputation to Delhi and other places and whose parent Offices are located in NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K, on repatriation to their parent Office/Unit request for the facility of concessional retention of GPRA at the last place of deputation.

2. It is clarified that the facility of concessional retention of GPRA at the last place of posting for Central Government employees is permitted only when the allottee of GPRA is transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman a Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K from other places and is not permitted to the Central government employees who are repatriated back to his/her parent office in NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K on completion of their deputation from other places.

sd/-
(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)

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Central Board of Direct Taxes – Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings

Central Board of Direct Taxes – Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings

F.No.225/267/2015/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, the 23rd May, 2016

To,
The Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax,
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Sir,
Subject: Use of email based communication for Paperless Assessment Proceedings-reg.

Paperless assessment/ e-assessment has been conceived to usher in a paperless environment while carrying out regular assessments of cases selected by the Department. In this regard, to start with, the Board had, during the last Financial Year, decided to implement the e-mail based assessments on a pilot basis in non-corporate charges of 5 cities ie. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai where the e-mail based assessment proceedings were initiated and disposal of several cases has been reported.

2. It has now been decided to cover two more cities, namely Hyderabad and Kolkata, for implementing e-mail based communication scheme for paperless assessment proceedings. It shall now be open for all the taxpayers assessed in those seven cities, whose cases have been selected under scrutiny, to opt for being scrutinized under the e-mail based paperless assessment proceedings by giving their consent. However, the cases, which require submission of voluminous documents and it is not practicable to submit the scanned copies thereof through e-mail, the documents could be received by the assessing officer in physical form provided reasons are recorded for the same. It is also necessary that proper Note-sheet is maintained for recording the entire proceedings.

3. The Directorate of Systems is in the process of developing a dedicated module. for comprehensive e-scrUtiny. Till the same gets functional, the Assessing Officers may be advised to follow Notification No.2/2016 dated 3rd Feb 2016 issued by Pr. DGIT(Systems) prescribing the procedure, formats and standards for ensuring secured transmission, of electronic communication. Further, the instructions issued by the Member (IT) vide his D.,O dated 9th May 2016 may also be strictly complied with.

4. In order to make the Scheme a success, you are requested to give due publicity in media and create awareness and a sense of confidence so that the taxpayers of the above seven cities, whose cases have been selected under scrutiny, give their consent for being covered under the e-mail based paperless assessment proceedings.

5.This issues with the approval of Chairman, CBDT.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Neeraj Gupta)
DClT-OSD(ITA.II)

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Impact of 7th Pay Commission only 25K crore and not 100K crore – Confederation

Impact of 7th Pay Commission only 25K crore and not 100K crore – Confederation

Central Government Employees of Karnataka State has expressed its views that Government of India has to spend an additional Rs.25,000/- crores and not Rs.1,00,000/- crores as a result of implementation of 7th Pay Commission contrary to media reports. This will amount to 0.4 per cent of GDP.

Expenditure towards Salary of Central Government Employees on implementation of 7th Pay Commission will be around 25000 Cr and not Rs.1 lakh Crore as projected by media reports says Confederation

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Karnataka State has come up with a detailed report on actual expenditure involved out of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Comrades,

There are various reports in the media about the impact of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on the common man and the government resources at large, the reports suggest that amount of Rs.one lakh crores of public money has been spent for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for 35 lakhs central Government employees, Perhaps the strongest criticism of Pay Commission awards is that they play havoc with government finances and also state government demand support to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. At the aggregate level, these concerns are somewhat exaggerated and which is totally wrong.

Let us examine the 7th Pay Commission report vide para no 3.65 and 3.66 and the website of Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Pay Research Unit for Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees visit website PayAllowance2013-14

The 7th Pay Commission report para number 3.65 and 3.66

3.65 The total expenditure on pay and allowances for civil personnel of Central Government in the recent years is brought out in Table 9.

Table 9: Expenditure on Pay and Allowances

 

Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Amount (Rs.crore) 51,664 80,110 1,07,402 1,07,550 1,17,565 1,29,599
As a percent of GDP 1.04 1.42 1.66 1.38 1.33 1.30

The 7th Pay Commission report para number 3.65 and 3.66

3.65 The total expenditure on pay and allowances for civil personnel of Central Government in the recent years is brought out in Table 9.

Table 9: Expenditure on Pay and Allowances

3.66 The expenditure per capita on pay and allowances for Civil Central Government personnel for FY 2012-13 was Rs..3.92 lakh per annum i.e Rs..32666/- per month.

Add 35% DA for the period 1/4/2013 to 1/1/2016 average salary of Civil Central Government personnel as on 1/1/2016 at 125% DA which works around Rs.37500/- per month (Rs.4.50 lakhs per annum ) without 7th CPC recommendations . i.e., Rs..1.57,000 crores.

Add average 16% wage increase due to 7th Pay Commission which works out to Rs 43500/- per month (Rs.5.22 lakhs per annum) with 7th Pay Commission implementation .

Total Expenditure for 35 lakhs for Civil Central Government personnel for FY 2016-17 is around Rs..1,83,000 crores In respect of pensions expenditure for 55 lakhs pensioners amount is around Rs..81,000/ crores as on 1/1/2016. which is against the revenue receipts of Rs..19 lakh crores. The percentage of revenue receipt and wages is just around 13% of the total revenue is spent on the wages and pension for the Central Government personnel. In fact it is just at 1.3% of the GDP.

This clearly shows that that the increase in impact for the government of India finances is just additional Rs..25,000/- crores not additional Rs..1,00,000/- crores as per the media reports.

The 7th Pay Commission recommendations’ impact need not give jitters to the government because the rise in government wages will amount to only 0.4 per cent of GDP.

One more aspect is that technically, the recommendations of a Central Pay Commission are only for Central Government employees and States are not bound to follow suit. Indeed, up to the 1980s, States constituted their own Pay Commissions and prescribed their own pay scales, based upon their fiscal capacity.

Let us not be carried over by the media or press reports, hence we should educate each and every employee for struggle and so that a decent wage hike is achieved.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

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Procedure of applying for General Pool Residential Accommodation under Ladies Pool

Instructions for applicants applying for General Pool residential accommodation (GPRA) under Lady Officers’ Pool

`Married lady officer’ means a lady officer whose marriage is subsisting and who is not judicially separated from her husband. All other women employees fall in single lady officer category

As per the provisions of SR 317-B-8 of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, ‘Lady Officers Pool’ is maintained separately for allotment of GPRA to married lady officers and single lady officers in the ratio of 2:1

No.12035/10/84-Pol.II (Vol. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 108.
Dated the 5th May, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for applicants applying for General Pool residential accommodation (GPRA) under Lady Officers’ Pool.

As per the provisions of SR 317-B-8 of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, ‘Lady Officers Pool’ is maintained separately for allotment of GPRA to married lady officers and single lady officers in the ratio of 2:1.`Married lady officer’ means a lady officer whose marriage is subsisting and who is not judicially separated from her husband. All other women employees fall in single lady officer category.

2. But, it has been observed in many cases that at the time of applying in DE-II Form, a single lady officer apply under single lady category but after marriage of her, do not update her status in DE-II Form and gets accommodation in single lady officer category despite being married. This allotment violates the existing provisions of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963.

3. Therefore, it is to inform that the following instructions should be followed strictly by the applicants applying under Lady Officers Pool and also by the Nodal Officer of the office of the applicant:-

a) The personal information furnished in DE-II Form by a woman employee has to be verified by the office of the applicant as to whether the employee is married or single at the time of submission of the Form as well as at the time of acceptance of allotment of GPRA.

b) A single lady officer should update her records in DE-II Form as soon as she gets married and she will be included in the waiting list of married Lady Officers for the eligible type of accommodation and will get allotment of GPRA from married Lady Officer quota only. In case, a Lady Officer is found to have suppressed information of her marriage and gets an allotment of GPRA from single Lady Officer quota, the allotment shall be cancelled and appropriate action shall be taken as per rules.

(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Download Directorate of Estates OM No.12035/10/84-Pol.II (Vol. II) dated 05.05.2016

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Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9

Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9

KKN Kutty, national president of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, today said the employees of the Central government would stage a demonstration from June 9 onwards in case the “shortcomings in the seventh pay commission recommendations” were not rectified.

Kutty, while talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the All India Trade Union Education Camp 2016 in Dehradun, said the seventh pay commission had recommended Rs 18,000 per month as minimum wage whereas it should be Rs 26,000 per month. “Thirty five to 40 per cent positions are vacant in the Central government departments which must be filled at the earliest,” he said while criticising the government for its outsourcing policy.

“Several issues are there which should be resolved. We have asked the Centre to hold talks with us before June 9, otherwise we will be forced to launch an agitation,” he said. He said it was wrong to link government employees with corruption. “It is in society and there should be a mechanism to check it,” he asserted.

Earlier, while addressing the All India Trade Union Education Camp 2016, Kutty called upon the Central government employees to work unitedly towards ensuring justice for them.

Another speaker, Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, said the liberalisation policies followed by the rise of communalism in the country had adversely affected the working class. He said the Central government employees were facing challenging times as they were being neglected.

Source: Tribune India

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7th Pay Commission Recommendations may be revised upwards by Committee of Secretaries

It is expected that decision of Committee of Secretaries on 7th Pay Commission recommendations would be submitted in the month of June 2016

7th Pay Commission Recommendations may be revised upwards by Committee of Secretaries appointed by Government.

Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is heading the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group is likely to hand over a report on the revised pay structures of 7th pay commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by the end of next month.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government had requisite fund to implement 7th pay commission award. Cabinet Secretary Sinha will finally make his appearance before the the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group on June 11 to make a proposal on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

Committee’s decisions on 7th Pay Commission Recommendations is expected to be submitted by June .  The same will be placed before the Cabinet after the finance ministry’s review. We don’t think it will take more time for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s consideration and the new pay structures will be implemented from July after cabinet nod,” said a top official from the Finance Ministry who did not wish to be named.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted the report on November 19. It had proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions.

The increase in allowances has been recommended to the extent of 63% while pension has  been proposed to be raised by 24%. Finance Minister Jaitley is likely to agree with the Secretaries group. “I think it should not be touched again,” the official said. Once the new structure is implemented, salaries of around 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will rise by 30 percent. The Finance Minister already said the 7th pay commission award would not make the commodity prices to go up.

The central government employees and pensioners will also spend more money on a variety of goods after receiving the 7th Commission award with arrears from January 2016. “This means higher consumption similar to what happened in the past. But the previous two Pay Commission awards came with a lag of two years. So the arrears were large.

This time, it will not be so,” says Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician, government of India and now Country Director, International Growth Centre, a think tank based at LSE, run in partnership with University of Oxford.

The official also agrees with Sen and said there was no possibility of any impact of the report on the market at this stage of implementation as there were no impacts when the Pay Commission had first submitted the report. The government formed a 13 member secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by Sinha in January to review the report of the 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod. The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014. It submitted the report after around 22 months. After getting the 7th pay commission report, the finance minister Jaitley while introducing the Seventh Pay Commission report on November 19, already said that the final decisions on the Seventh Pay Commission report took five and a half months including the process of Secretaries group. Finance Minister also said, government had requisite fund to implement it.

The secretary group is likely to propose pay structure of minimum at Rs 21,000 and the maximum at Rs 2,70,000 Accordingly, the Secretaries group is likely to reach the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent, which was recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

They are also mulling for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission, sources said.

Source: Indian Military Veterans

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Penalty for urinating in open, spitting in Central Government Offices

Penalty for urinating in open, spitting in Central Government Offices

 

Urinating in open and spitting on the central government office premises will now attract a penalty as the Centre has issued a new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ to ensure a clean, hygienic and healthy work environment.

Also, littering and non-collection of construction and demolition waste by the contractor will also attract the penalty.

These SOPs have been shared with all central government ministries recently asking them to follow the new procedures to ensure complete sanitation in office premises, senior government officials said.

It mandates every department to form a sanitation committee under the chairmanship of relevant Joint Secretary looking after the charge of administration to monitor compliance to the SOP.

The SOP casts an obligation on authority concerned to “impose penalty on defaulters for littering, spitting and open urinating” besides conducting surprise inspections of the office premises to ensure a clean, hygienic and healthy work environment.

“If contractors have the obligation to collect the construction and demolition waste, it should be done immediately after all work is finished. Failure to do so will attract penalty,” says the SOPs, sent to secretaries of all central government ministries.

The central government departments have been asked to carry out self-assessment and ratings for the buildings on overall sanitation infrastructure by measuring their effort in removing paan and gutkha stains, providing dustbins and required number of urinals to meet the cleanliness needs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in October 2014 launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with an aim to make the country absolutely clean by October 2, 2019.

All government departments have been asked to ensure collection of waste, rubbish and debris inside and outside the building and garden or open spaces and dispose as per set frequency, the SOP said.

An intensive cleaning of the entire office premises should be carried out at least once in two months which should also involve participation of all officials and staff (through Shramdaan) for disposal of redundant or unused hardware, furniture which can be added to inventory and re-allocated as per demand, it said.

“Weeding and recording of files should be resorted to at least once in six months. The records in the record room should be reviewed once a year and destroyed as per guidelines. This would ensure that constant space is created for keeping more recorded files. If necessary extra manpower for this purpose should be resorted to,” the SOP said.

The purpose of this SOP is to improve current cleanliness levels in the government of India offices. The primary way to achieve cleanliness is through inculcating good sanitation and hygiene practices in employees and visitors, it said.

PTI

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Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian Postal Service.

The cadre review will enable the Department of Posts to meet the functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure both in the headquarters and in the field on the basis of functional requirement, which will provide more avenues to earn review and respond effectively to the customer needs, reduce the existing stagnation and improve the career prospects of Indian Postal Service officers.

The proposal will be implemented through measures that include creation of a post of DG(Postal Operations) in the Apex scale, creation of post of Additional DG(Coordination) in the HAG+ scale, one post in HAG level, 5 posts in SAG level and 4 posts at the JAG level, and also increase of 84 posts at JTS level by down-grading from STS and overall decreasing STS posts by 96 for adjustment of new posts proposed to be created, without any overall change in the total number of posts in the cadre.

For undertaking the above exercise, necessary consultations on the CRC recommendations with Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions have been duly completed. The Department of Expenditure have conveyed their ‘no objection’ to the proposal.

PIB

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Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission – Exclusive Report

7thCPC-exclusive-news

Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission – Exclusive Report by GServants

 

The Empowered Committee is Expected to Meet on 11th June 2016

 

Some news on 7th pay commission are being posted in couple of websites -on a nearly daily basis.

 

All Central Government Employees are eagerly searching for latest news about 7th pay commission regularly.

But to attract these visitors, some websites keep posting some unconfirmed news on a regular basis.

 

When reading this, the CG Employees wanted to check the authenticity of the news with their Association Leaders. While asking them, they expect that the Leaders should tell, “Yes, it’s true”.

 

But the worst part of this story is the Federation Leaders couldn’t tell anything against their wish.

 

The top level Union leaders are flooded with queries about pay commission from Cg Staffs when they come to headquarters. Unfortunately they have no answers to this queries.

 

In addition to that, by posting this unconfirmed sensational news, these particular websites are adding fuel to fire.

 

In spite of this, News about Implementation dates and Minimum wages are keep changing and coming every day.

 

The latest news is, the Empowered Committee on 7th CPC is Expected to Meet on 11th June 2016. And the Minimum wage will be 24000/-

Let’s all Hope this is true and wait for the outcome of the Meeting.

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Reminder: Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Reminder: Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission
7th-Pay-Commission-Report-7CPC
 
Minimum Pay: Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay in government is recommended to be set at Rs.18,000 per month.
 
Maximum Pay: Rs.2,25,000 per month for Apex Scale and Rs.2,50,000 per month for Cabinet Secretary and others presently at the same pay level.
Financial Implications:
The total financial impact in the FY 2016-17 is likely to be Rs.1,02,100 crore, over the expenditure as per the ‘Business As Usual’ scenario.  Of this, the increase in pay would be Rs.39,100 crore, increase in allowances would be Rs. 29,300 crore and increase in pension would be Rs.33,700 crore.
Out of the total financial impact of Rs.1,02,100 crore, Rs.73,650 crore will be borne by the General Budget and Rs.28,450 crore by the Railway Budget.
In percentage terms the overall increase in pay & allowances and pensions over the ‘Business As Usual’ scenario will be 23.55 percent. Within this, the increase in pay will be 16 percent, increase in allowances will be 63 percent, and increase in pension would be 24 percent.
The total impact of the Commission’s recommendations are expected to entail an increase of 0.65 percentage points in the ratio of expenditure on (Pay+Allowances+ Pension) to GDP compared to 0.77 percent in case of VI CPC.
New Pay Structure: Considering the issues raised regarding the Grade Pay structure and with a view to bring in greater transparency, the present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed with and a new pay matrix has been designed. Grade Pay has been subsumed in the pay matrix. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the pay matrix.
Fitment: A fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees.
Annual Increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.
Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP): Performance benchmarks for MACP have been made more stringent from “Good” to “Very Good”.
The Commission has also proposed that annual increments not be granted in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or for a regular promotion in the first 20 years of their service.
No other changes in MACP recommended.
Military Service Pay (MSP): The Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects of military service, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only. As before, Military Service Pay will be payable to all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The current MSP per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows:
7th-CPC-Report-Highlights
Short Service Commissioned Officers: Short Service Commissioned Officers will be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service, with a terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments. They will further be entitled to a fully funded one year Executive Programme or a M.Tech. programme at a premier Institute.
Lateral Entry/Settlement: The Commission is recommending a revised formulation for lateral entry/resettlement of defence forces personnel which keeps in view the specific requirements of organization to which such personnel will be absorbed. For lateral entry into CAPFs an attractive severance package has been recommended.
Headquarters/Field Parity: Parity between field and headquarters staff recommended for similar functionaries e.g Assistants and Stenos.
Cadre Review: Systemic change in the process of Cadre Review for Group A officers recommended.
Allowances: The Commission has recommended abolishing 52 allowances altogether. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities, but subsumed either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances. Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Risk and Hardship Allowance: Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance.
The current Siachen Allowance per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows:
7CPC-Report-Highlights
This would be the ceiling for risk/hardship allowances and there would be no individual RHA with an amount higher than this allowance.
House Rent Allowance: Since the Basic Pay has been revised upwards, the Commission recommends that HRA be paid at the rate of 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the new Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent respectively when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.
In the case of PBORs of Defence, CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard compensation for housing is presently limited to the authorised married establishment hence many users are being deprived. The HRA coverage has now been expanded to cover all.
Any allowance not mentioned in the report shall cease to exist.
Emphasis has been placed on simplifying the process of claiming allowances.
Advances: All non-interest bearing Advances have been abolished.
Regarding interest-bearing Advances, only Personal Computer Advance and House Building Advance (HBA) have been retained. HBA ceiling has been increased to Rs.25 lakhs from the present Rs.7.5 lakhs.
Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS): The Rates of contribution as also the insurance coverage under the CGEGIS have remained unchanged for long. They have now been enhanced suitably. The following rates of CGEGIS are recommended:
7th-CPC-Report
Medical Facilities: Introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for Central Government employees and pensioners has been recommended.
Meanwhile, for the benefit of pensioners residing outside the CGHS areas, CGHS should empanel those hospitals which are already empanelled under CS (MA)/ECHS for catering to the medical requirement of these pensioners on a cashless basis.
All postal pensioners should be covered under CGHS. All postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS.
Pension: The Commission recommends a revised pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel as well as for Defence personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016. This formulation will bring about parity between past pensioners and current retirees for the same length of service in the pay scale at the time of retirement.
The past pensioners shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by the Commission on the basis of Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the pay matrix.
This amount shall be raised to arrive at the notional pay of retirees, by adding number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service at the rate of 3 percent.
In the case of defence forces personnel this amount will include Military Service Pay as admissible.
Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the new pension.
An alternative calculation will be carried out, which will be a multiple of 2.57 times of the current basic pension.
The pensioner will get the higher of the two.
Gratuity: Enhancement in the ceiling of gratuity from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity may be raised by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent.
Disability Pension for Armed Forces: The Commission is recommending reverting to a slab based system for disability element, instead of existing percentile based disability pension regime.
Ex-gratia Lump sum Compensation to Next of Kin: The Commission is recommending the revision of rates of lump sum compensation for next of kin (NOK) in case of death arising in various circumstances relating to performance of duties, to be applied uniformly for the defence forces personnel and civilians including CAPF personnel.
Martyr Status for CAPF Personnel: The Commission is of the view that in case of death in the line of duty, the force personnel of CAPFs should be accorded martyr status, at par with the defence forces personnel.
New Pension System: The Commission received many grievances relating to NPS. It has recommended a number of steps to improve the functioning of NPS. It has also recommended establishment of a strong grievance redressal mechanism.
Regulatory Bodies:  The Commission has recommended a consolidated pay package of Rs.4,50,000 and Rs.4,00,000 per month for Chairpersons and Members respectively of select Regulatory bodies. In case of retired government servants, their pension will not be deducted from their consolidated pay. The consolidated pay package will be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. For Members of the remaining Regulatory bodies normal replacement pay has been recommended.
Performance Related Pay: The Commission has recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of Central Government employees, based on quality Results Framework Documents, reformed Annual Performance Appraisal Reports and some other broad Guidelines. The Commission has also recommended that the PRP should subsume the existing Bonus schemes.
There are few recommendations of the Commission where there was no unanimity of view and these are as follows:
The Edge: An edge is presently accordeded to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) at three promotion stages from Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and the NFSG.  is recommended by the Chairman, to be extended to the Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).
Shri Vivek Rae, Member is of the view that financial edge is justified only for the IAS and IFS. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member is of the view that the financial edge accorded to the IAS and IFS should be removed.
Empanelment: The Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend that All India Service officers and Central Services Group A officers who have completed 17 years of service should be eligible for empanelment under the Central Staffing Scheme and there should not be “two year edge”, vis-à-vis the IAS. Shri Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this view and has recommended review of the Central Staffing Scheme guidelines.
Non Functional Upgradation for Organised Group ‘A’ Services: The Chairman is of the view that NFU availed by all the organised Group `A’ Services should be allowed to continue and be extended to all officers in the CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard and the Defence forces. NFU should henceforth be based on the respective residency periods in the preceding substantive grade. Shri Vivek Rae, Member and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, have favoured abolition of NFU at SAG and HAG level.
Superannuation: Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend the age of superannuation for all CAPF personnel should be 60 years uniformly. Shri Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this recommendation and has endorsed the stand of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The full report is available in the website

http://7cpc.india.gov.in.

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Filling up of one post of Under Secretary of CSS in Department of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, Faridabad

No.5/1/2016-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

2nd Floor, Khan Market,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi – 110003.
Dated the 24th May, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDU

Subject: Filling up of one post of Under Secretary of CSS in Department of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, Faridabad – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that one post of Under Secretary of CSS in Department of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, Faridabad will fall vacant w.e.f. 01.06.2016. The post is to be filled up in terms of RTP. It is requested that Under Secretaries of CSS willing to be considered to the aforesaid post may submit their application in the attached format latest by 31 st May, 2016 through proper channel.

2. While forwarding the application, the vigilance status of the officer concerned may also be intimated. It should also be ensured that the data in respect of officer applying for the post is complete in all respects in the web based cadre management system at cscms.nic.in.

3. Substitute in place of selected officer will be provided after his/her relieving .

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India

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Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/element etc.

Time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension

No. 1 (3)/2008/D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi

Dated: 17th May 2016

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/element etc.

Sir

It has been observed that Service Hqrs are processing the appeal case files (First Appeal/ 2nd Appeal) for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/war injury pension/ element etc after elapse of considerable time from the date of rejection of claim/ date of discharge or invalidment of the personnel from service,

2. The matter has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time and President of India is pleased to decide that, a time limit of five years is prescribed for filing an appeal for consideration of the case for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized :Family Pension, disability/war injury pension/ element etc from the date of discharge/ invalidment from service or from the date of rejection of claim. The time limit of five years prescribed in this order is applicable in the case of belated appeal only and the period of six months prescribed in the Pension Regulation and Entitlement Rules etc for filling appeals in respect of disability/ war injury element, special Family Pension etc would continue to be governed under the existing provisions.

3. The time limit of five years prescribed now will not be appliCable in the case of delayed manifestation of disease and all such cases would continue to be governed under the existing provisions provided under regulation 86 of Pension Regulation for Army Part. I (2008).

4. Para 1(a] (vi) of Ministry of Defence Order No.4684/DIR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001 and Para 2(c) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 4684/Dir(Pen)/2001 dated 7th November 2001 may be modified as “Time bar sanction for filing appeals for all type of Family Pension and disability/war injury pension/ element etc in respect of officers and PBORs beyond twelve months to five years”.

5. A period of one year from the date of issue of this order is granted for submission of the appeal in respect of past cases. This one time relaxation may be allowed judiciously in deServing cases.

6. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No PC-2 to 26(7)/2013/Fin/Pen dated 13/14 April 2016.

Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(R K Arora)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Good news for Central Government Pensioners

Good news for Central Government Pensioners
Provide your Aadhaar number to your bank now and be at ease in November every year

SPECIAL AADHAAR SEEDING AND REGISTRATION CAMP

At your own bank branch

From 30th May to 10th June, 2016
Bring PPO, Bank Pass Book and Aadhaar Card

If you do not have an Aadhaar number also carry a photo ID

********

With the Aadhaar option you can submit
Digital Life Certificate in November
From

  •  Home PC/Mobile Phone
  • Nearest Branch of your Bank
  • Nearest Common Service Centre
  • Anywhere in the Country or the World
Issued in the interest of Central Government Pensioners by:
Government of India, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

 

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Pay Revision 2014 Payment of salary arrears detailed instructions/guidelines – GOVERNMENT OF KERALA

Pay Revision 2014 —Payment of salary arrears -detailed instructions/guidelines — GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
No:46/2016/Fin.
Finance (ARC) Department
Thiruvananthapuram
Dated: 19/05/2016
CIRCULAR
Sub:- Pay Revision 2014 —Payment of salary arrears -detailed instructions/guidelines — issued.
Ref:- G.0.(P) 7/2016/Fin dated 20/01/2016.
As per G.O read above Government have issued orders revising pay and allowances of State Government employees, staff of educational institutions, Teachers, Part Time Contingent employees and Casual Sweepers wherein it was ordered that the arrears on account of pay revision for the period from 01.07.2014 to 31.01.2016 will be paid in cash in four equal instalments each at 25% of the total amount on 01.04.2017,01.10.2017, 01.04.2018 and 01.10.2018 respectively along with interest at the rate applicable to General Provident Fund. Government are now pleased to issue the following guidelines for calculation, accounting and payment of Pay revision arrears for the period from 01.07.2014 to 31.01.2016:
1. All Drawing and Disbursing Officers should calculate month wise arrears of pay revision including surrender of earned leave of all employees for the period from 01.07.2014 to 31.01.2016 with interest from 01/02/2016 at the rate applicable to General Provident Fund as directed at para 46 of the GO read above in the proforma attached with this circular before 30.06.2016. Every employee will be served a copy of the statement of arrears due to him. The DDO should furnish a consolidated statement of pay revision arrears specifying the amount due on each instalment and the head of account from which salary is drawn before 31/07/2016 under his control to the head of the department.
2. In the case of employees who are on deputation to foreign service/Government of India for any period between 01.07.2014 to 31.01.2016 or as the case may be, their arrears should be credited to the Government account.
3. The foreign employer should remit the total amount of arrear in lump for the period from 01.07.2014 to 31.01.2016 or upto the period they have worked on deputation along with interest at the rate 8.7% per annum for the period from 01.02.2016 to the date of remittance, before 31.03.2017. The details of remittance to Government account along with the copy of Pay-in-slip should be forwarded to the Drawing and Disbursing Officer concerned in the parent department.
4. All Heads of Departments should consolidate the arrear amount payable and include the same in the budget proposal for the respective financial year in which the payment will be made.
5. First, second, third and fourth instalments of the arrear amount thus calculated will be paid along with salary for 03/2017,09/2017,03/2018 and 09/2018 respectively.
6. In the case of employees (including those who were on deputation) who retired on or after 01.07.2014 the arrear amonut will be drawn and disbursed by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer of the respective office of the parent department where the employee last worked.
7. In the case of an employee who expired/expires, the entire balance arrear amount along with interest accrued as on the date of death will be paid to the legal heir(s) of the employee.
8. In case where an employee will be on leave without allowance or under suspension as on the date of payment of arrears, arrear will be disbursed along with the first salary after rejoining duty. In such cases government will not be liable to pay interest for the period during which payment is deferred.
9. In case where an employee will be on deputation as on the date of payment of arrears the arrear amount will be drawn and disbursed by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer of the respective office of the parent department where the employee last worked.
10. No employee will be given relaxation on any point’s in the above direct ions and the Heads of Department should not entertain such request under any circumstances.
11. Proforma and illustration for calculation and payment of arrears are appended with this circular. All Drawing and Disbursing Officer should scrupulously follow the instructions in the circular.
sd/-
Dr.K.M.ABRAHAM
Additional chief Secretary (Finance)

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Under Secretaries appointed on ad-hoc basis – Extension of tenure for another one year beyond 30.06.2016 – reg.

Under Secretaries appointed on ad-hoc basis – Extension of tenure for another one year beyond 30.06.2016 – reg.

No.5/8/2013-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 20th May, 2016

ORDER

With the approval of the Competent Authority, the tenure of ad-hoc
appointment of Under Secretaries covered under DoPT’s following orders is hereby extended for another one year beyond 30.06.2016 i.e. upto 30.06.2017 or till the posts are filled up on regular basis, whichever is earlier:

Sl. No. Orders no. Orders issued on
1. 5/3/2010-CS.I(U) 26.05.2010, 03.09.2010, 11.11.2010
2. 5/7/2011-CS.I(U) 11.08.2011,15.12.2011
3. 5/9/2012-CS.I(U) 30.10.2012, 30.11.2012, 06.12.2012, 12.12.2012,
19.12.2012,28.12.2012
4. 5/8/2013-CS.I(U) 18.06.2013, 08.08.2013, 24.12.2013, 24.02.2014,
28.02.2014, 11.06.2014, 02.07.2014
5. 5/11/2014-CS.I(U) 15.09.2014, 19.09.2014, 30.10.2014, 20.11.2014,
08.12.2014,10.12.2014,26.12.2014
6. 5/3/2015-CS.I(U) 20.02.2015,24.03.2015, 25.05.2015, 24.07.2015,
19.11.2015,26.11.2015,23.12.2015,3.1.12.2015,
29.01.2016,01.02.2016, 11.03.2016,28.03.2016,
02.05.2016

2. . This order will be applicable to all such officers who are continuously holding the post of Under Secretary on ad-hoc basis as per aforementioned orders. The continuation of the ad-hoc  promotion beyond 30.06.2016 is subject to the conditions as mentioned in this Department’s aforementioned orders.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412

Copy To:
1. All Ministries/Departments (through website of DoPT)
2. Guard file

Order

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Revised Pension Tables of Casualty Pensionary awards for JCO/ORs Pensioners/Family pensioners

Revised Pension Tables of Casualty Pensionary awards for JCO/ORs Pensioners/Family pensioners

Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Officers and JCO/ORs Pensioners/Family pensioners

No.16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)

Govt. of India

Ministry of Defence

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi Dated 18th May, 2016

To

The Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Naval Staff

The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Revision of Casualty Pensionary awards in respect of Pre-2006 Armed Force Officers and JCO/ORs Pensioners/Family pensioners

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.17(4)/2008(1)/D(Pen/Policy)/Vol-V dated 15.02.2011 issued in implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of 6th CPC, under which minimum guaranteed rates of various casualty pensionary awards for pre-2006 Armed Forces Officers and JCOs/ORs on the basis of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay, Military Service Pay & ‘X’ Group Pay where applicable have been provided. After issue of GOI, Ministry of Defence letters No.1(11)/2012/D(Pen/Pol) dated 17.1.2013, No.1(04)/2015(I)- D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 and No.1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 the basis of the minimum guaranteed pension under Modified Parity has been changed as minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendation of 6th CPC instead of the minimum of the pay band.

2. Further, in respect of disability pensioners, the minimum guaranteed rates of Disability Element /Liberalized Disability Element/War Injury Element were already revised w.e.f 24.09.2012 vide GOI, MoD letter No 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 10.04.2015 at the rates of the minimum of the fitment table for the Rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendation of 6th CPC instead of minimum of the pay band. Similarly, the minimum guaranteed Special Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Special), Liberalized Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Liberalized) & Second Life Awards (in case of JCOs/ORs) in respect of pre-2006 family pensioners of Commissioned Officers and JCO/OR were also revised with reference to minimum of the fitment table for the rank in the revised pay band w.e.f 24.09.2012 vide GOI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2012/D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013.

3. Now, President is pleased to decide that the rates of Casualty Pensionary Awards of all Pre-2006 Disability pensioners/Family Pensioners shall be revised with effect from 01.01.2006 on the basis of the minimum of fitment table for the Rank in the revised Pay Band as indicated under fitment tables annexed with SAI 1/5/2008, SAI 2/5/2008 & SAI 4/5/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy and Air Force.

4. Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) are hereby authorized to take following action.

a) To step up the minimum guaranteed rates of Disability Element, Liberalized Disability Element, War Injury Element,Special Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Special), Liberalized Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Liberalized) & Second Life Awards ( in case of JC0s/ORs) in respect of pre-2006 Disability/Family pensioners of Commissioned Officers and ICO/ORs, in the affected cases, in respect of Pre-2006 pensioners with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of from 24.09.2012 and arrears, if any, on account of these Casualty Pensionary Awards shall be paid accordingly.

b) The minimum guaranteed rates of Disability Element, Liberalized Disability Element, War Injury Element on the basis of minimum of fitment tables for the various Ranks in the revised Pay Band shall be reckoned from Annexure 1 to 7 appended with this letter.

c) Further,the minimum guaranteed rates of Special Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Special), Liberalized Family Pension, Dependent Pension (Liberalized) & Second Life Awards (in case of JCOs/ORs] in respect of pre-2006 Family pensioners of Commissioned Officers and JCO/ORs on the basis of the minimum of fitment table for the Rank in the revised Pay Band shall be reckoned from Annexure ‘A’, ‘B’,’C’ & ‘D’ appended with this letter.

d) Therefore; if any arrears, in respect of Casualty Pensionary Awards due to difference in rates as per this Ministry’s letter No 17(4)/2008(1)/D (Pen/Policy) /Vol-V dated 15.02.2011 and as envisaged in GOI, MoD letter No 16(01)/2014/ Wen/Poi) dated 10.04.2015 and rates indicated in Annexure 1 to 7, ‘A’, ‘B’,’C’ & ‘D’ attached with this letter shall be paid accordingly.

e) However, in respect of Casualty Family PenSionary Awards where revised pension in terms of GOT, MoD letter No 1(16)/2012/D(Pen/Pol) dated 17.01.2013 is higher than the rates indicated in annexure attached with this letter, the same shall be continued.

f) Similarly, the minimum guaranteed rates of Disability Element /Liberalized Disability Element/War Injury Element revised w.e.f 24.09.2012 vide GOI, MoD letter No 16(01)/2014/D(Pen/Pol) dated 10.04.2015, the same shall be continued where beneficial.

g) The Service element of Disability Pension and War Injury Pension will be revised as per MoD letter No 1(04)/2015(I)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 and letter No 1(04)/2015(II)-D(Pen/Pol) dated 03.09.2015 read with MoD letter No 17(4)/2008(I)D(Pen/Pol) dated 11.11.2008 and other Govt. order on the subject modifying the provision of these orders issued from time to time.

h) Service element of War Injury Pension in invalidment case will be given for the maximum of terms of engagement for the rank of Armed Force Personnel from which he had invalided out.

5. However, the aggregate of Service Element (revised in terms of Para 2.1 of GOI, MoD letter No 16(6)/2008(1)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time) and War Injury Element shall not exceed the minimum of the fitment table for the Rank in the revised pay structure issued for implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC introduced from 01.01.2006 corresponding to the pre-revised Pay scale held by the Armed Forces Personnel at the time of retirement /discharge/Invalidment. This ceiling of aggregate of War Injury Pension (Service element plus War Injury element) with reference to minimum of fitment table in the revised pay structure, applicable from 01.01.2006, as stated above shall stand removed with effect from 01.07.2009 vide GOI, MoD letter No 10(01)/D(Pen/Pol)/2009/Vol.II dated 19.01.2010. Therefore, the arrears in respect of War Injury Pension shall be calculated in two phases viz. w.e.f 01.01.2006 to 30.06.2009 with the ceiling as stated above and w.e.f 01.07.2009 to 23.09.2012 with ceiling after removal of Cap. However, in no case the revised Liberalized disability pension ( i.e, aggregate of service element revised in term of Para-2.1 of this Ministry letter dated 04.05.2009 as amended from time to time plus disability element ) shall be less than 80% of minimum of the fitment table.

6. In cases where pensioner was alive on 01.01,2006 and died/dies subsequently before receiving payment, his Legal heir/heirs is/are entitled to the LTA with effect from 01.01.2006 till death of the pensioner or 23.09.2012 whichever is earlier. In such cases the payment will be made to Legal heir/heirs.

7. Any over payment of pension coming to the notice or under process of recovery shall be adjusted in full by the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) against the arrears becoming due on revision of Casualty Pensionary Award on the basis of these orders.

8. This order will take effect from 01.01.2006 and arrears, if any, shall be payable from 01.01.2006 to 23.09.2012.

9. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

10. Pension Regulations of all the three Services will be amended in due course.

11. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No PC-3 to No.10(12)12012/Fin/Pen dated 1.2.05.2016.

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(R.K.Arora)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/

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