Dearness Relief (DR) Orders for Central Government Pensioners from Jan 2015

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. 1st January, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates,
(iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 2311/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008- P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (0) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the 0.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated 24thApril, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

Dearness Relief orders Jan 2015

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BPMS proposed general pay scale submissed to 7th Pay Commission

BPMS proposed general pay scale submissed to 7th Pay Commission

Proposed General Pay Structure

BPMS proposed the following revised pay structure on the basis of logic as follows:

BPMS-proposed-general-pay-scale-submissed-to-7th-Pay-Commission1

On the recommendation of Sixth CPC various pay scales of erstwhile Group ‘D’ & Group ‘B’ employees were merged and upgraded but none of the pay scales of Group ‘C’ were merged and upgraded. Hence, we demand that there should be only 03 grade pay each in PB-1 & PB-2 by merging/upgrading

as under:-

Rs. 1900 & Rs. 2000 Merged & Upgraded to Rs. 2400

Rs. 2400 & Rs. 2800 Merged to Rs. 2800

Rs. 4600 & Rs. 4800 Merged to Rs. 4800

The minimum-maximum ratio has been fixed at 1:7

Only Three Pay Bands have been proposed since consequent upon abolition of Group “D” Posts, there now remains only 3 Groups viz : C, B, and A. PB-I is for Group “C”, PB-II is for Group “B” and PB-III is for Group “A”.

A large span has been kept in PB-III to ensure financial movement to HAG slot of Officers who otherwise do not find promotional space in the slot.

Source: BPMS

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Central Government Employees to march Parliament on 28th, demand scrapping of NPS, merger of DA

Central Government Employees to march Parliament on 28th, demand scrapping of NPS, merger of DA

Central Government employees have decided to hold a demonstration near Parliament on April 28 for bringing to notice their long-pending demands such as scrapping of the new pension scheme, merger of dearness allowance, and putting a stop to outsourcing, among others.

According to a release, the demonstration would press the long-pending demands of Central Government employees including scrapping the New Pension Scheme (NPS), merger of dearness allowance (DA) in Pay, redressal of pending anomalies of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, interim relief, scrapping foreign direct investment, and public private partnership schemes, filling of vacancies, stopping outsourcing, enhancement of the limit of bonus, and on the other side various amendments in labour laws, among others.

On the call of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the Convener of NCJCA Shiva Gopal Mishra said in a release various associations will participate in the demonstration including the All-India Railway Men’s Federation, the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, the All-India Defence Employees’ Federation, the Indian National Defence Workers’ Federation, the National Federation of Postal Employees’ Federation, the Federation of National Postal Organisation, and the Confederation of Central Government Employees. Besides, some state employees will also participate in the demonstration.

Mishra further said if the Government does not take the “united movement seriously” to resolve the issues, they would be forced to take precipitate action for which the Centre would be responsible.

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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements – BPMS

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements – BPMS

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSH MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)

REF: BPMS / MOD / NDA / 200 (8/2/L)

Dated: 24.04.2015

To,
Shri R K Mathur,
Secretary, Department of Defence,
Min of Defence, Govt of India,
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Shri G Mohan Kumar,
Secretary, Department of Defence Production,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Ms. Vandana Srivastava,
Financial Adviser (Defence Services),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Prior Intimation for Contempt Petition: Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements.

Respected Sir / Madam,
With due regards, it is submitted that the issue of payment of Night Duty Allowance based on actual salary instead of notional pay of Rs.2200/- was under consideration in the Ministry of Defence consequent of Courts judgments. Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur has already passed the following directions in OA No 34/2008 dated 5.11.2009:

(i) The Night Duty Allowance shall be paid to the applicants and the similarly situated persons on the basis of the actual salary after taking out the pay
structure determinants like HRA etc., which have no actual relation to the work performed and on the basis of this pay, thus arrived at, Night Duty Allowance is payable to the applicants.

(ii) The applicants are entitled to such arrears as is applicable to them from April 2007 on the basis of actual pay thus arrived at without any interest if the amount is calculated and arrears paid to them from six months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order and thereafter with 6% interest.

(iii) The O.A is allowed to the extent as aforesaid. No order as to costs It is learnt that vide I.D. No. 17(4)/2012/D (Civ-II), dated 04.01.2013 MOD had asked for some data from all the Dtes/Hqrs and since then the matter was pending. Meanwhile, O.A. No. 2017/2014 was filed in CAT Mumbai on 17th January, 2014 as ‘All Employees of Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur (1598 applicants) versus Union of India through Secretary, Min of Defence’ for payment of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary. The O.A. was disposed of at the admission stage with the directive to consider the said representations of the applicants in the light of the judgement passed by Jodhpur within 12 weeks. Aggrieved by the non-compliance of the above directive, Contempt Petition (CP No.200/2014 Shri Arvind Girija Singh & Ors versus UOI & Ors.) was filed and the subject CP was heard on 23.02.2015 and after hearing both sides Hon’ble CAT Mumbai disposed of the contempt petition with an order to grant night duty allowance as per revised rate within 03 months from the date of receiving the order.

As the period granted by the Hon’ble CAT is going to expire on 23.05.2015, all the concerned authorities are requested to take appropriate action so that Night Duty Allowance may be paid on the actual salary as per CAT directive to the petitioners as well as nonpetitioner, failing which by this federation BPMS will be compelled to file Contempt Petition.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(M. P. SINGH)
General Secretary

Copy to:
Shri Nripendra Mishra,
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India
Prime Minister office,
152, South Block, New Delhi – 110011

– With due regards, to bring to your kind notice that due to lethargic attitude of the concerned authorities thousands of Central Government Civilian
employees are being compelled to approach the judicial forums to redress the service matters whereas the courts are already overloaded and several lakhs of litigants are waiting for judgment for decades.

Ironically, with the approval of Additional Secretary (R), vide MOD ID No. 18 (2)/2014-D(JCM), dated 09.12.2014, all the concerned have been directed that wherever feasible, the grievances of the similarly placed employees about service matters shall be resolved through administrative channels which would help in reducing unnecessary litigation as well as resentment amongst employees.

Source: BPMS

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Para Military Service Pay to Central Armed Police Force at par with Army has been referred to the 7th Pay Commission

Para Military Service Pay to Central Armed Police Force at par with Army has been referred to the 7th Pay Commission

Special Pay for Paramilitary Personnel at PAR with Army

As informed by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (AR), the detail of strength of CAPFs and AR is as under:

A proposal for grant of Para Military Service Pay (PMSP) to Central Armed Police Force personnel at par with Army personnel has been referred to the 7th Central Pay Commission vide MHA O.M. dated 05.11.2014. The rate of Para Military Service Pay requested is @ Rs. 2,000/- per month to Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Rs.6,000/- per month to officers upto Dy. Inspector General of Police rank, based on the rates of Military Service Pay. State Armed Police Forces are under the administrative control of State Governments. As such, present proposal does not include State Armed Police Forces.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri A.U. Singh Deo in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Reserved Defence Seats in Medical / Dental Colleges – Kendriya Sainik Board

Reserved Defence Seats in Medical / Dental Colleges – Kendriya Sainik Board

KSB has invited applications in the prescribed form for admission to Medical Colleges (approx 25 to 27 seats) and Dental College (One seat) {subject to allotment of seats by Ministry of Health}, from sons/daughters/widows of Armed Forces Personnel of the following categories of Defence personnel only

RESERVED DEFENCE SEATS IN MEDICAL/DENTAL COLLEGES AS GOVERNMENT OF INDIA NOMINEE UNDER MINISTRY OF DEFENCE QUOTA

1. Applications are invited in the prescribed form for admission to Medical Colleges (approx 25 to 27 seats) and Dental College (One seat) {subject to allotment of seats by Ministry of Health}, from sons/daughters/widows of Armed Forces Personnel of the following categories of Defence personnel only, as per priority shown against each:-
KSB Advertisement for Medical Seats

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Parangat: Course to make Central Government personnel proficient to carry out their official work in Hindi

Implementation of new practice based ‘Parangat’ course to make Central Government personnel proficient to carry out their official work in Hindi regarding:-

File No. 12012/03/2015- OL(Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Department Official Language
NDCC-II Building, ‘B’ Wing
4th Floor, Jai Singh Road
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 22 April, 2015
Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of new practice based ‘Parangat’ course to make Central Government personnel proficient to carry out their official work in Hindi regarding.

In compliance to the Presidential orders issued under the recommendation No. 16.7( a) of the Seventh Report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, a decision has been taken to implement a new practice based ‘Parangat’ course for all the personnel of the Ministries / Departments, their attached & subordinate offices, Public Sector undertakings / Statutory/Autonomous Bodies / Enterprises/ Agencies/ Corporations Nationalized Banks owned or controlled by the Union Government, who possess ‘working knowledge of Hindi’ to make them proficient to carry out their official work in Hindi.

 

2. This program will be implemented from the financial year 2015-16. The course classes will be conducted by Central Hindi Training Institute/ Hindi Teaching Scheme, Department of Official Language during office working hours.
3. Eligibility:-
All the personnel of the Ministries / Departments, their attached & subordinate offices, Public Sector undertakings / Statutory Bodies / Enterprises/ Agencies/Corporations & Nationalized Banks owned or controlled by the Union Government, who possess ‘Working Knowledge of Hindi’ will be eligible for this ‘Parangat’ training.

4. Contents of the course:-

(i). ‘Parangat’ course will be mainly based on practice, in which 80% of training time will be scheduled for practice and 20 percent time to discuss the theoretical aspects of the course.
(ii). Contents of the course will focus on the following topics:-
1. Administration 2. Finance 3. Banking 4. Science and Technology 5. Glossary of Terms
5. This course will be conducted by Central Hindi Training Institute under two arrangements.
(i). In first arrangement intensive training programme will be completed in 20 working days (160 Hrs)
(ii). In second arrangement training classes will be conducted for 1 hour or for 1 hour 30 minutes on alternate days. This programme will be completed in 05 months.
Central Hindi Training Institute will issue the course calendar.
6. Examination:-
The examination will be conducted at the end of the course as per conventional system.
sd/-
(Poonam Juneja)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications by Railway Board

Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications by Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)H/2015/RC-l/Genl./2

New Delhi, dt.23.04.2015

The General Manager(P),
All Indian Railways
Production Units.

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications – regarding.

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.092012 issued under RBE No. 102/2012. Some of the Zonal Railways have sought clarification as regards to the allowances and benefits allowed to a trainee under Board’s letter dated 14.09.2012(RBE No. 102/2012) should be given to a trainee appointed against a working‘post where it is mandatory for persons being appointed to clear the entire training period before joining a working post.

 

The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is clarified that in terms of one of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government of India, candidates not possessing the minimum qualifications of Matriccould not be recruited in the Government service. At the same time, Commission also recommended that in exceptional circumstances like appointment on compassionate grounds, Government might need to provide employment opportunities to certain classes of persons not immediately meeting the minimum educational standards and Government could recruit them as “trainees” who would be given a regular pay band and Grade Pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the Recruitment rules.

 

Thus, it is amply clear that Board’s instructions dated 14.09.2012 applies exclusively in cases, where candidate being considered for appointment on compassionate grounds are not meeting the minimum qualification for entry into the Government service that is, in Grade Pay 1800/- and the word ‘trainees’ have been coined only for this limited purpose. It has nothing to do with trainees (who get stipend and not salary) in various posts of Grade Pay 1900 & above, where it is mandatory for persons to complete the training successfully, before joining a working post.

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt. (N)II
Railway Board

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7th Pay Commission recommendations likely this year : Jaitley

7th Pay Commission recommendations likely this year : Jaitley
Friday, April 24, 2015, New Delhi: The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on pay revision of the central government employees is expected to be submitted to the government this year, the Lok Sabha was today informed.
Responding to a supplementary, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, ”Additional Tencent revenue share for the state being provided by the Centre from this year and the recommendations of the pay commission- that are expected to be made this year-are bound to put additional burden on the fiscal situation.”
“Keeping this in mind, we have opted to extend the deadline from two to three years for attaining the targeted mark of fiscal budgetary deficit,” he said.
Presently, the government’s annual income is around Rs 11.5 lakh crore against the expenditure of around Rs 17.5 lakh crore leaving a budgetary deficit of about Rs 5 lakh crore.
Till date central government has notified six pay commissions before notifying seventh in February 2014. First central pay commission was notified in 1946, Second CPC in 1957, Third CPC in 1970, Fourth CPC in 1983, Fifth in 1994 and sixth in 2006.
Report of sixth pay commission was implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2006.
The UPA government formed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman justice Ashok Kumar Mathur with a timeline of 18 months to make its recommendations. According to present position, the commission will take at least 20-24 months.
However, the Sixth Pay Commission had submitted its report within 18 months.
As a result of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, pay and allowances of the central government employees more than doubled as per Fourteenth Finance Commission estimates.
As such,the central government employees are expected to get 100 percent salary hike under the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. Issues like inflation, the governments financial
position and salary structure of government employees in other countries would also be considered as parts of pay panel recommendations.
The Fourteenth Finance Commission asked the pay panel to link the pay with productivity, which will be the biggest hurdle for central government employees to be got over to get salary hike.
It is interesting to note that the earlier governments never accepted to link the pay with productivity.

Source: [http://www.govemployees.in/7th-pay-commission-recommendations-likely-this-year-fm/]

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7th Pay Commission recommendations likely this year : Jaitley

Friday, April 24, 2015, New Delhi: The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on  pay revision of the central government employees is expected to be submitted to the government this year, the Lok Sabha was  today informed.
Responding to a supplementary, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, ”Additional  Tencent revenue share for the state being provided by the Centre from this year and the recommendations of the pay commission– that are expected to be made this year– are bound to put additional burden on the fiscal situation.”
“Keeping this in mind, we have opted to extend the deadline from two to three  years for attaining the targeted mark of fiscal budgetary deficit,” he said.
Presently, the government’s annual income is around Rs 11.5 lakh crore against the expenditure of around Rs 17.5 lakh crore leaving a budgetary deficit of about Rs 5 lakh crore.  – UNI

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Latest news on OROP – Delegates of NeXCC discussing the OROP issue with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Latest news on OROP – Delegates of NeXCC discussing the OROP issue with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

 

Delegates of NeXCC

 

Delegates of National Ex-servicemen Co-ordination committee (NeXCC) discussing the OROP issue with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on 22.04.2015. The news published in the media as follows…

Ex-servicemen Meet Union Minister

Delegates of the National Ex-servicemen Coordination Committee, led by chairman Thaneswar Sen, vice-chairman V S John and secretary general V N Mishra, discussing the OROP issue with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on Wednesday

KOCHI:Delegates of the National Ex-servicemen Coordination Committee met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at his office in New Delhi on Wednesday and took up the issue of ‘One-Rank-One-Pension’ (OROP), which is pending before the Ministry for some time.

The Committee briefed the Minister about the concerns of the ex-servicemen community over the non-implementation of the OROP scheme by the Defence Ministry, though he had promised prompt action at a meeting held on March 18.

National Ex-servicemen Coordination Committee vice-chairman V S John, who was part of the delegation, said the Minister assured that all modalities and formalities to implement the One-Rank-One-Pension scheme were completed for issuing order. However, the Minister said the matter required a second approval from the Parliament. “The Minister was very considerate of the Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank issue, and assured that he would obtain the approval of Parliament in the current session itself. The orders to implement the decisions will be issued before the current Parliament session concludes,” he said.

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