Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post 7th Central Pay Commission

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Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission – clarification reg.

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No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi,
Dated January 18, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission – clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.of even no. dated 19.09.2017 on the subject noted above, which inter-alia provides that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

2. In this regard, this Department is in receipt of references from Government employees and various Departments seeking clarification as to whether travel by Business class for the purpose of LTC, shall be allowed to the Government employees as per their TA entitlements, or the earlier instructions regarding air travel by Economy class only as provided in Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 shall continue to exist.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure and it is hereby clarified that in line with DoPT’s instructions dated 19.09.2017, the Government employees in the bracket of pay level 14 and above, shall be entitled for air travel in Business/Club class for the purpose of LTC. However, other conditions like rate ceiling of LTC-80 fare and booking of tickets through authorised modes, shall continue to exist.

4. Hindi version will follow.

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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

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Vacant Posts in the Grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen – DoE Orders

Vacant Posts in the Grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen – DoE Orders

Department Expenditure is in the process of filling up vacant posts in the grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen.

F.No.A-12026/02/2016-Ad.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated, the 17 November, 2017

A. The Ministry of Finance, Department Expenditure is in the process of filling up vacant posts in the grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen of this Department.

B. Applications are invited on direct recruitment basis as under:-

Name of
the post
Pay
Scale
Age as on closing date SC ST OBC UR PwD Total No. of post
Canteen Attendant In New Pay Matrix Rs. 18000-56900/- 18-25 years 1 1 2 4 0 8 (Eight)*

(*The number of vacancies is subject to change).

C. Details of the posts (Minimum educational qualification, experience, age limit etc.);

1. Pay Scale: Pay Band-I (Rs.5,200 – Rs. 20,200) plus Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-. In New Pay Matrix Level-I (Rs.18000 – 56900) as per recommendations of 7th CPC.

2. Educational Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent from any recognized Institute/ board / Organisation.
3. Age limit: 18-25 Years.

4. Age relaxation: As per existing rules. Relaxation of age limit upto 40 years for Government Servant in accordance with the order issued by the Central Government from time to time.

5. Candidates should apply as per the enclosed proforma only. Application in any other format will not be accepted.

6. Candidates will forward application properly sealed in an envelope to, “The Under Secretary (Admn.), Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Room No. 225-E, North Block, New Delhi-110001″, through ordinary posts/by hand. Registered applications will not be accepted. Candidates are requested to super scribe the words,” Application for the post of Canteen Attendant” on the top of the envelop while sending the application form.

7. Last date of receipt of application is 60 Days from the date of publication of the advertisement in Employment News.

8. The Crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the closing date for receipt of application.

9. Photocopy of the following documents/Certificates to be attached along with application form duly attested.

i) Matriculation or equivalent certificate.
ii) Mark sheet of educational qualification (Matriculation or equivalent)
iii) SC/ST/OBC certificate.
iv) Certificate / diploma in hospitality management / cooking / catering (Optional)
v) Copy of the Employment Exchange Registration ID number.
vi) NOC in original from their present employer in case of Government servant.

Note:- Original certificate should not be sent with the application. These should be produced only in time of verification of document.

10. Incomplete / Ineligible application will be deemed to be invalid and will be rejected without intimation to the candidate. Applicant must read the advertisement carefully before applying for the same.

11. The number of vacancies is subject to change. Further, the employer has the right to cancel or modify this notification without assigning any reason thereof.

12. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate. ‘No enquiry or correspondence will be entertained’.

13. No TA/DA is admissible.

14. The decision of the Appointment Authority will be final.

15. The recruitment process can be cancelled / postponed / suspended / terminated without any prior notice / assigning any reason at any stage.

16. Candidates having certificate / diploma in hospitality / cooking / catering may be given preference.

(S.K. Biswas)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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Authority: www.doe.gov.in

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85 Private ECHS Hospital List as on 8.12.2017

85 Private ECHS Hospital List as on 8.12.2017

EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS / NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES/ CENTRES FOR ECHS

No. 22B(15)/2017-WE/D(Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Dept of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi 04.01.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

To,
The Managing Director
Central Organisation, ECHS
Maude Line, Delhi Cantt

Subject:- EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS / NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES/ CENTRES FOR ECHS

I am directed to state that in terms of the provisions of Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 22B(04)/2010/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 18 Feb 2011, 22B(02)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 18 Oct 2013 and 22B(02)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 24 Feb 2015, it has now been decided by the Competent Authority to empanel 85 Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Laboratories Centres for different specialities and procedures with ECHS as recommended by the 12th Screening Committee for empanelment of Medical facilities with ECHS in its meeting held on 8-12-2017 under the Chairmanship of MD, ECHS as per the list attached in the Annexure:-

S.No City Name of Hospitals Annexure No
1. Adoor Mount Zion Medical College 1
2. Ahmedabad New Delhi Centre for Sight Ltd 2
3. Ajmer Kshetrapal Hospital Multispeciality and Research Centre 3
4. Akhnoor Neelkanth Health Care 4
5. Alappuzha VSM Hospital 5
6. Amritsar Dev Hospital 6
7. Amritsar Akashdeep Neuro Trauma & Multi Super Speciality Hospital 6
8. Amritsar Ajit Hospital 6
9. Amritsar Surinder Hospital 7
10. Amritsar Verma Hospital 7
11. Amritsar (Jandiala Guru) Ranjit Multispeciality & Trauma Hospital 7
12. Amritsar (Putlighar) Ranjit Hospital 8
13. Bangalore Davita Care India Pvt Ltd 9
14. Bangalore Columbia Clinic 9
15. Bhopal Siddhanta Redcross Superspeciality Hospital 10
16. Bhopal Galaxy Hospital 11
17. Bhopal ASG Hospital Pvt Ltd 11
18. Chandigarh Mirchiash Diagnostics 12
19. Coimbatore Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt Ltd 13
20. Delhi (Kirti Nagar) Total Diagnostics Care 14
21. Delhi (Rohini) Must & More Healthcare Pvt Ltd 14
22. Delhi (Sector-18, Rohini) Dr Lal PathLabs Ltd 15
23. Delhi (Shahdara) East Delhi Medical Centre 15
24. Delhi (Shahdara) CM Patel Hospital 15
25. Delhi (Yamuna Vihar) Dr Chaudhary’s Moral Hospital Pvt Ltd 16
26. New Delhi (Dwarka) Venkateshwar Hospital 16
27. New Delhi (Tilak Nagar) Janta X-Ray Clinic Pvt Ltd 17
28. New Delhi (West Patel Nagar) Khanna Medicare Centre 17
29. Faridabad QRG Central Hospital & Research Centre Ltd 18
30. Gohana Shri Balaji Dental Clinic 19
31. Greater Noida Sharma Medicare Pvt Ltd 20
32. Gurdaspur Dr KD’s Eye Hospital 21
33. Gurgaon Sudharshan Poly Dental Centre 22
34. Gurgaon Santhosh Clinic-The Dental Studio 22
35. Haldwani Brijlal Hospital & Research Centre 23
36. Hisar Aadhar Health Institute 24
37. Hisar Geetanjali Hospital 25
38. Hisar Sukhda Multispeciality Hospital 26
39. Hisar Medicity Multispeciality Hospital & Neuro Centre 27
40. Hubli HCG NMR Cancer centre 28
41. Hyderabad Anu’s Dental Care 29
42. Hyderabad St. Theresa’s Hospital 29
43. Jalandhar Kataria Eye Hospital & ENT Hospital PVt Ltd 30
44. Jalandhar Akal Eye Hospital & Lasik Laser Centre 30
45. Jalandhar India Kidney Hospital & Dialysis Centre 30
46. Jhunjhunu CKRD Memorial Hospital & Research Institute 31
47. Kaithal Shah Hospital 32
48. Kaithal Cygnus Super Speciality Hospital 32
49. Kanpur Globus Hospital 33
50. Kanpur Shri Jayram Hospital & Trauma Centre 33
51. Karnal Sanjeev Bansal Cygnus Hospital 34
52. Karnal Balaji Hospital 34
53. Karur Velan Eye Hospital 35
54. Khurza Kailash Hospital 36
55. Ludhiana Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Advanced Eye Care Centre 37
56. Ludhiana Mind Plys Healthcare Pvt Ltd 37
57. Manipal KMC Hospital 38
58. Manipal Kasturba Hospital 39
59. Mansa Raikhy Nursing Home and Surgical Centre 40
60. Moga Rajeev Hospital 41
61. Mysore Narayana Hrudayala Surgical Hospital Pvt Ltd 42
62. Mysore Nethradham Super Speciality Eye Hospital 43
63. Nagpur Akshar Eye Institute and dental Clinic 44
64. Nagpur Kolarkar Dental Clinic 44
65. Ongole Sanghamitra Hospital Pvt Ltd 45
66. Pathanamthitta St. Thomas Hospital 46
67. Pathankot SKR Hospitals & Trauma Centre Pvt Ltd 47
68. Patiala Sodhi Eye Hospital 48
69. Pune Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital 49
70. Pune Dr Prasanna’s Dental Clinic & Implant Centre 50
71. Sambalpur Sanjivani Family Hospital 51
72. Sangrur Sibla Health Care Pvt Ltd 52
73. Shimoga Sahyadri Narayana Multispeciality 53
74. Sikar Eye Care Hospital 54
75. Siliguri Centre for Eye Sight 55
76. Solan Apex Diagnostics 56
77. Sonepat Tulip Multispeciality Hospital Pvt Ltd 57
78. Sonepat Rama Multi Speciality Hospital 57
79. Surat Eye Q Vision Pvt Ltd 58
80. Taran Tarn Anand Heart & Multispeciality Hospital 59
81. Thalassery Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital 60
82. Tirupati Meghana Multispeciality Dental Hospital 61
83. Tirupur Revathi Medical Centre Tirupur India Pvt Ltd 62
84. Trivandrum Amardeep Eye Care 63
85. Vadodara Eye Q Super Speciality Eye Hospital 64

2.All the terms and conditions including fixation of rates payable to empanelled hospitals will be regulated under Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 22B(04)/2010/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 18 Feb 2011 and amended from time to time.

3.The rates for ECHS Hospital/Nursing Home, Dental Centres and Diagnostic Centres as approved by the Empowered Committee will be as per CGHS rates and will be notified by the Director, Regional Centre ECHS to all concerned including Polyclinics, SEMOs, CDA/PCDA and Central Organisation ECHS.

4.Empanelment of CGHS empanelled hospitals is subject to the hospital providing proof of its being a CGHS empanelled facility as on the date of signing MoA with ECHS.

5.CGHS empanelled medical facilities will be empanelled with ECHS for the period for which the facilities hod valid MoA with CGHS. The MoA will be extendable once CGHS renew the MoA with the medical facilities.

6.NABH accredited medical facilities will be empanelled with ECHS for the period of validity of NABH certificate and the MoA will be renewed once the medical facility is issued revalidation/renewed NABH certificate.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 34(05)/2010/Fin/Pen/Vol.IV dated 26-12-2017.

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(AR Kam)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Authority: www.desw.gov.in

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7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of Autonomous Bodies / Statutory Bodies

Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of autonomous Bodies / statutory Bodies regarding.

No.A-26011/3/2016-KVI (II) (Part-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011
Dated the 15th January, 2018

To,
The Chief Executive Officer
Khadi & Village Industries Commission,
Gramodaya, 3 Irla Road, Vile Parle (West)
Mumbai – 400 056.

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the pensioners/family pensioners of Autonomous Bodies / Statutory Bodies regarding.

Reference: KVIC’s letter No. Adm-II/7th CPC/618/Pen./2017-18/(389-A) dated 27.4.2017.

Madam,
I am directed to refer to the KVIC’s letter cited under reference on the subject mentioned above and to convey the approval of the Government to implement the orders extending the pensionary benefits of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) pensioner/family pensioners strictly in terms of the instructions contained in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1(13)/EV/2017 dated 23.05.2017 and Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated 04.08.2016 and subject to the following conditions for meeting the additional expenditure on the above account:-

(i) 80% of the additionality will be met by the Central Government

(ii) 20% of the additionality will be met by the KVIC through additional generation of revenue

2. This issues with the concurrence of IF Wing of the Ministry vide their Dy.No.492/US(Fin-I)/2017 dated 15.12.2017.

 

Yours faithfully,
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(J.K. Sahu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 20362573

Source: Confederation

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NFPE – National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018

NFPE – National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018
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National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

NO.PF-12/2018

Dated :17 January,2018

NOTICE

It is hereby notified that National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharma from 12th to 16th February 2018 in Chief PMG Office Campus., Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.

All Members/Leaders of NFPE Unions are requested to participate in Dharna in maximum number as per schedule enclosed herewith for settlement of 15 Points Charter of Demands.

S/d,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

SCHEDULE OF PARTICIPATION IN 5 DAYS RELAY DHARNA AT MEGHDOOT BHAWAN, NEW DELHI FROM 12TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY – 2018

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 CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS

2. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.

3. Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.

4. Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment, victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.

5. Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.

6. Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.

7. Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8. Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

9. Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.

10. Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)

11. Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.

12. Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.

13. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.

14. Status of Audit to SBCO.

15. Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.

Source : NFPE

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7th CPC: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi,
dated : 16.01.2018

The General Manager/CAOs(R),

All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Subsequent to issue of clarifications regarding bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC Schedules to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 vide Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 dated 27.09.2016 (RBE No. 139/2017), queries have been raised by several Railways on granting benefit of bunching of stages in case(s) where pay of two direct officers (belonging to different allotment year) came out to be fixed at first cell of Level-13 though, difference in their pays as on 31.12.2015 is comprising two stages.

2. In this context, it is intimated that the issue has been referred to Ministry of Finance (copy enclosed) and clarification on the same is awaited.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)VII
Railway Board


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

F.No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi,
dated: 15/01/2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages under revised pay structure.

Detailed guidelines on the subject have been issued vide MoF’s OM No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017, which has been adopted in Railways through letter 27.09.2017. Para 7 of MoF’s OM dated 03.08.2017 states clarify inter alia “…..benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC (emphasis added) for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by 7th CPC (emphasis added)”.

2. However, para 8 (iv) of the said OM states “All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC structure (emphasis added) as indicated in the Pay Matrix in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching”

3. However, certain cases have come to notice of this Ministry where this crucial difference in terminology in para-7 & para-8 of the OM is leading to confusion/ambiguity as to whether entry pay in 6th CPO alone and not 7th CPC is the deciding factor for determining bunching eligibility. Relying on the terminology adopted in para-8, cases have been noticed where benefit of ‘bunching’ has been given to direct officers of 2002 allotment year w.r.t. their junior of 2003 allotment year. Their pay fixation details are enclosed at Annexure-A. Similar cases involving certain retired officers in Level-13 and Level-14 has also been received. Illustration in this regard is enclosed at Annexure-B.

4. While the over-riding spirit of the clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance’s OM referred to above, was to avoid differential entry pay and was not to provide benefit of bunching at the entry level, this dichotomy in para-7 & para-8 is leading to differing interpretations. Clarifications over the issue may kindly be provided to enable uniform interpretation.

Encl. As above.

S/d,
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Revenue Receipts and Expenditure Pattern Reviewed

Ministry of Finance

Revenue Receipts and Expenditure Pattern Reviewed;

Additional borrowing of only Rs20,000 cr of Government Securities would be adequate to meet financing needs

Vide the Press Release dated December 27, 2017, Government had stated that it will raise additional market borrowing of Rs50,000 crore through dated Government securities in the current financial year, 2017-18.

Upon a review of trends of revenue receipts and expenditure pattern, it has been assessed that additional borrowing of only Rs20,000 crore of Government securities would be adequate to meet financing needs. Government did not accept borrowings of Rs15,000 crore in last three auctions. Remaining Rs15,000 crore would be reduced from the notified borrowing programme of ensuing weeks.

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 05/2018
New Delhi, dated : 15.01.2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-3

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

Ref : Board’s letters No.
(i) No. E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15, dated 16-5-1988,
(ii) No. E(P&A)11-95/HRA-3, dated 14-2-1996,
(iii)  No. E(P&A)11-99/HRA-2, dated 12-7-1999 & 16-3-2000,
(iv) No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4, dated 16-10-2002,
(v) No. E(P&A)11-2002/HRA-4, dated 9-5-2003 and,
(vi) No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2, dated 08-12-2010

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway Servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of Railway Employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto  31.03.2017.

2.The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.03.2017 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended/modified from time to time, w.e.f 01.04.2017 upto 31.03.2024 where after the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc., directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of Railway accommodation under their control.

3. In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4.  This delegation is also subject to the over-riding, condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessary by the Board to do so.

5. This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director, Estt.(P&A)II,
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director)under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director)under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972

No. 3/8/2015-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
Dated the 16th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Review of CSS Officers(Deputy secretary/Director) under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 26.02.2016 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that next meeting of the Review Committee is likely to be held shortly. As the information/inputs are necessary to under take review of the officers, it is requested that the same may be furnished to this Department in the prescribed format (indicated at Annexure-I).

2. It is, therefore, requested that information/inputs may please be provided at the earliest so that the cases may be submitted for the consideration of the Review Committee.

3. This may please be accorded Priority.

(Debabrata Banrejee)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DoPT

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DoPT Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – reg.

With enactment of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016′ from 19th April, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017′ on 15th June, 2017, the following instructions are issued in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and services of the Central Government.
2. QUANTUM OF RESERVATION

2.1 In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment, in the cadre strength in each group of posts i.e. Groups A, B and C shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities.

2.2 Against the posts identified for each disabilities, of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent, under clauses (d) and (e), unless otherwise excluded under the provisions of Para 3 here in under:-

(a) blindness and low vision;
(b) deaf and hard of hearing;
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness
3. EXEMPTION FROM RESERVATION:
If any Ministry/Department in the Central Government considers it necessary to exempt any establishment or any cadre or cadres fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities, it shall make a reference to the
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities giving full justification for the proposal, who having regard to the type of work carried out in any Government
establishment by notification and subject to such condition, if any, as may be specified in the notification, in consultation with the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) may exempt any Establishment or any cadre(s) fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities.

4. ADJUSTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES:

4.1 In the category of posts which are identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities, a person with benchmark disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy. Thus a person with benchmark disability can be appointed by direct recruitment against vacancy not specifically reserved for the persons with benchmark disability, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with benchmark disability of the relevant category.

4.2 Persons with benchmark disabilities selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible candidates with benchmark disabilities which will thus comprise of candidates with benchmark disabilities who are lower in merit than the last candidate in merit list but otherwise found suitable for appointment, if necessary, by relaxed standards.

5. CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY:

A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a certificate of disability issued by a Competent Authority. Such certificate in the event of selection of such person for any post, will be subject to such verification/re-verification
as may be decided by the competent authority.

6. COMPUTATION OF NUMBER OF POSTS TO BE RESERVED:

6.1 The number of posts to be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities in case of Group C posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies in the cadre strength of Group C posts, in the establishment, although the recruitment of the persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them. The number of vacancies to be reserved for the persons with benchmark disabilities in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in an establishment shall be computed by taking into account the total number of vacancies arising in Group ‘C’ posts for being filled by direct recruitment in a recruitment year both in the identified and non-identified category of posts under the establishment. Since reservation, wherever applicable, for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is provided computing total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified category of posts as well as unidentified category of posts, it may be possible that number of persons appointed by reservation in an identified category of post may exceed four per cent.

6.2 Reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in the cadre in all the Group ‘A’ posts or Group ‘B’ posts respectively, and the computation of total vacancies shall include vacancies arising in the identified and non-identified category of posts.
7. EFFECTING RESERVATION – MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS:

7.1 Every Government establishment shall maintain group-wise a separate vacancy based 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the format given in Annexure for determining/effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – one each for Group ‘A’ posts filled by direct recruitment, Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment.

7.2 Each register shall have cycles of 100 points and each cycle of 100 points shall
be divided into four blocks, comprising the following points:

1st Block – point No. 01 to point No. 25
2nd Block – point No. 26 to point No. 50
3rd Block – point No. 51 to point No. 75
4th Block – point No. 76 to point No.100

7.3 Points 1, 26, 51 and 76 of the roster shall be earmarked for persons with benchmark disabilities – one point each for four respective categories of disabilities. The Head of the establishment shall ensure that vacancies identified at SI. No.1, 26, 51 and 76 are earmarked for the respective categories of the persons with benchmark
disabilities. However, the Head of the establishment shall decide the placement of the
selected candidate in the roster register.
7.4 All the vacancies arising irrespective of vacancies reserved for Persons with
Benchmark Disabilities shall be entered in the relevant roster. If the vacancy falling at point no. 1 is not identified for the Person with Benchmark Disability or the Head of the establishment considers it desirable not to fill it up by Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities or it is not possible to fill up that post by the Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities for any other reason, one of the vacancies falling at any of the points from 2 to 25 shall be treated as reserved for the person with benchmark disability and filled as such.
7.5 Likewise, a vacancy falling at any of the points from 26 to 50 or from 51 to 75 or from 76 to 100 shall have to be filled by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. The purpose of keeping points 1, 26, 51 and 76 as reserved is to fill up the first available suitable vacancy.
7.6 There is a possibility that none of the vacancies from 1 to 25 is suitable for any category of the person with benchmark disability. In that case two vacancies from 26 to 50 shall be filled as reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities. If the vacancies from 26 to 50 are also not suitable for any category, three vacancies shall be filled as reserved from the third block containing points from 51 to 75. This means that if no vacancy can be reserved in a particular block, it shall be carried over into the next block

7.7 After all the 100 points of the roster are covered, a fresh cycle of 100 points shall start.

7.8 If the number of vacancies in a year is such as to cover only one block (say 25 vacancies) or two (say 50 vacancies), the category of the persons with benchmark disabilities should be accommodated as per the roster points. However, in case, the said vacancy is not identified for the respective category, the Head of the establish

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7th CPC: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

7th CPC : Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

 

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

PC-VII No. 87
RBE No. 208/2017
New Delhi, Dated: 02.01.2018

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-5

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

 

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance).

 

Ref:   (i)  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 30.04.2010 (Annexure-A-9).

(ii) Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 13-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017.

 

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish  Rajbhasha Allowance (payable as a Special Allowance to Sr.Scale,J.A. Grade and S.A Grade officers entrusted with the administrative control of Hindi works) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance“, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

 

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before  same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

 

c. This allowance not be combined i.e. if the same employee  is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

 

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

 

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

 Source: NFIR

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FORMAT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Children Education Allowance : Format of Certificate from School

FORMAT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

CEA-School-Certificate-Format

Children-education-allowance-School-Certificate-Format

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Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

7th CPC: MoH&FW removed monetary ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government Municipal Hospitals

7thCPC-CGHS-Central-government-employees

No. S.11011/11/2016- CGHS (P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 5th December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to Para 3 (F) of this Ministry’s OM No. 5.11011/16/2016-CGHS (P)/EHS, dated 09.01.2017 regarding monetary ceiling for direct consultation with specialist in Central Government/State Government/Municipal Hospitals, wherein it was mentioned that ”The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the same after consultation with Ministry of Finance.”

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to remove monetary ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government Municipal Hospitals and there is no bar on direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government/State Government/Municipal Hospitals.

3. Other contents of the above said OM will remain unchanged.

(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Strengthening of Safety Organization at Zonal and Divisional Level – Railway Board

Guidelines for posting of Dy. CSOs in HQ and Sr. DSOs in Division – Railway Board

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

No. 2017/Safety (DM) 19/1
New Delhi, Dated: 20.09.2017

General Managers
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Strengthening of Safety Organization at Zonal and Divisional Level.

Ref: RB Letter of even no. dated 28.03.2017.

Board issued comprehensive guidelines for posting of Officials in Safety Organisation vide letter under reference. Based on the feedback received from Zonal Railways, it is felt that there is a need to streamline the process of posting officials and strengthen the safety organisation. The following procedure needs to be adopted for posting of Officers in division and HQs.

i. Posting of Dy. CSOs in headquarters.

a) CSO shall be assisted by four Deputy HOD rank officers.

b) Posting of Dy. CSOs in Headquarters shall be done with the approval of PED (Safety).

c) While submitting the proposal to Board for consideration, CSOs, should ensure that the officer is chosen carefully in consultation with the PHOD concerned and with the approval of General Manager.

d) Officer recommended should have a good record of service (very good and above) with minimum 3 years in open line working of that department. Names of at least 2 or 3 suitable officers should be recommended along with their confidential reports for last five years and vigilance clearance.

e) Tenure of the officers should be 3 years from the date of posting. In case it has to be extended beyond 3 years, PED/Safety’s prior approval shall be obtained.

ii. Posting of Sr. DSOs in the Division.

a) General Manager shall decide the Department wise distribution of Sr.DSOs in such a way that not more than 2 officers (excluding the post of CSO) from each of the 5 disciplines may be normally be posted as Dy. CSOs/SrDSOs (i.e. both the Headquarters and Divisional posts taken together) on a particular Zonal Railway.

b) Officer recommended shall have good record of service (very good and above) with minimum 3 years in Open line working of that department and should be free from vigilance cases.

c) Concerned departmental PHOD shall recommend names of two or three officers to be posted as Sr.DSO, Personnel Department should process the posting through CSO along with their confidential reports for last five years and vigilance clearance.

d) CSO will recommend one officer for consideration of General Manager.

e) Tenure of Sr.DSO should be three years from their date of posting. In casetenure has to be extended beyond three years, prior consent of CSO and approval of General Manager needs to be obtained.

On need basis, Zonal Railways shall review the present incumbents and replace them suitably. These guidelines are issued with the approval of the Board (MT and CRB).

(P.Srinivas)
Director Safety-III
Railway Board

Copy to: Chief Safety Officers, All Zonal Railways for information please.

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Leveraging for maximizing Digital Life Certification

PCDA Circular No. 196 : Leveraging for maximizing Digital Life Certification

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Draupadi
Ghat, Allahabad -211014

Circular No. 196

No. AT/Tech/30-XIX

Dated: 10.01.2018

To,

1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
2. The Director of Treasuries of all state …….
3. The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
4. The CDA (PD) Meerut……….
5. The CDA-Chennai……….
6. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
7. The Pay & Accounts Officers…………
8. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
9. The DPDO…………
10 The Post Master…………..

Sub: Leveraging for maximizing Digital Life Certification.

Since, Aadhaar Act has now mandated by Govt. of India and the pensioner is required to furnish Aadhaar was for using the Aadhaar information. Therefore, Pension Disbursing Authorities are advised to obtain the consent of all the defence pensioners/family pensioners drawing their pension/family pension from their offices as per the sample Template for Jeevan Pramaan / Digital Life Certificate enclosed herewith.

Encl: As above.

S/d,
(Shubash Kumar)
DCDA (P)

Sample Consent Template for Jeevan Pramaan/Digital Life Certificate- I < Name of the Aadhaar holder >, the holder of Aadhaar number < < xxxx-xxxx-xxxx > >, hereby give my consent to < (Name and Address of PDA) > to use my Aadhaar Number and Fingerprint/Iris/OTP for annual identification and generation of Digital Life Certificate(DLC). I also give my consent for sharing my Aadhaar number and my DLC with my < (Name of PDA) > for e-KYC and authentication from UIDAI through Meit/NIC/NPCI/other ASA.

< (Name of PDA) >………. has informed me on behalf of Meit/NIC/NPCI/other ASA that during authentication, Meit/NIC/NPCI/other ASA shall submit my information to UIDAI and that my core biometrics (Fingerprint and/or Iris scans will not be stored/shared). I have also been informed that the information submitted to < (Name of PDA) >………. shall not be used for any purpose other than that mentioned above or as per any requirement of law.

(Signature)
Name:…..……………………………………
Rank/Designation:………………………
Personal No./Regimental No………..
PPO No.:……..……………………………

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PCDA Circular .197 – Identification/verification of additional documents produced by Defence Forces pensioners in absence of Aadhaar number as indicated in Notification No. S.O. 747(E) dated 03.03.2017 issued by Deptt. Of ESW

PCDA Circular .197 – Identification/verification of additional documents produced by Defence Forces pensioners in absence of Aadhaar number as indicated in Notification No. S.O. 747(E) dated 03.03.2017 issued by Deptt. Of ESW

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Draupadi
Ghat, Allahabad-211014

Circular No. 197

No. AT/Tech/30-XIX

Dated: 10.01.2018

To,

The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051

The Director of Treasuries of all state ……………

The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI

The CDA (PD) Meerut……………….

The CDA-Chennai…………….

The Nodal Officers (ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)…………

The Pay & Accounts Officers…………………

Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.

The DPDO………………………

The Post Master……………..

Sub: Identification/verification of additional documents produced by Defence Forces pensioners in absence of Aadhaar number as indicated in Notification No. S.O. 747(E) dated 03.03.2017 issued by Deptt. Of ESW .

**************

Consequent upon introduction of Aadhaar Act, 2016, an individual eligible to receive the pension benefits is required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

However, Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Notification No. 14(2)/2014/D (P/P)(Part-I)(copy enclosed) published in Gazette of India in 03.03.2017 vide No. S.O.747(e), provides that, till the Aadhaar is assigned to the beneficiary of pension benefits, benefits shall be given to such individuals subject to the production of certain identification documents as indicated in Notification No. S.O. 747(E).

In view of above, all the Pension Disbursing Authorities are advised to check the identification documents, as mentioned in above Notification No. S.O. 747(E), produced by defence pensioners, till Aadhaar is assigned to the pension beneficiaries. Especially as per clause b(i) and (ii) of notification No. S.O. 747(E).

S/d,
(Shubash Kumar)
DCDA (P)
—————————————————————-
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Ex- Servicemen Welfare)
NOTIFICATION

 

New Delhi, the 3rd March, 2017

S.O. 747(E).—Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity;

And, whereas, the payment of pension is given to retired Defence Forces pensioners/ Family Pensioners (hereinafter referred to as beneficiaries) by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence in the Government of India under the Pension Regulations for Army, 1961, the Pension Regulations for Air Force, 1961, and the Pension Regulations for Navy 1964 and the pension is disbursed to beneficiaries through Pension Disbursement Agencies;

And, whereas, the aforesaid benefit of pension involves recurring expenditure from the Consolidated

Fund of India;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of the section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to the said Act), the Central Government hereby notifies the following, namely: —

(1) An individual eligible to receive the pension benefits is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

(2)  Any eligible beneficiary entitled to receive pension benefits, who does not possess the Aadhaar Number or, not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, but desirous of availing pension benefits is hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment by 30th June, 2017, provided he or she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of the said Act and such individuals shall visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at UIDAI website www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.

(3)          As per regulation 12 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, the Ministry of Defence through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means which requires an individual to furnish Aadhaar is required to offer Aadhaar enrolment facilities for the beneficiaries who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar and in case there is no Aadhaar enrolment centre located in the respective Block or Taluka or Tehsil, the Ministry of Defence through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means is required to provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of Unique Identification Authority of India or by becoming Unique Identification Authority of India registrar:

Provided that, till the Aadhaar is assigned to the beneficiary of pension benefits, benefits shall be given to such individuals subject to the production of the following identification documents, namely:

(a)          Ex-servicemen Card issued by the concerned authorities; and

(b)  (i) If he or she has enrolled, his or her Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip; or

(ii) a copy of his or her request made for Aadhaar enrolment, as specified in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 2 below; and

any of the following documents, namely :-

(i)            Voter ID card issued by the Election Commission of India; or

(ii)           Permanent Account Number Card issued by Income Tax Department; or

(iii)          Passport; or

(iv)         Driving License issued by Licensing authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988); or

(v)          Certificate of Identity having photo issued by a Gazetted officer or Tehsildar on an official letter head; or

(vi)         Address card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts; or

(vii)        Kisan Photo Passbook; or

(viii)       any other document as specified by the Ministry of Defence:

Provided further that the above documents shall be checked by an officer specifically designated by the Ministry of Defence for that purpose.

2. In order to provide convenient and hassle free pension benefits to the beneficiaries, the Ministry of Defence through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means shall make all the required arrangements including following; namely:-

(1)  Wide publicity through media and individual notices shall be given to beneficiaries of pension benefits to make them aware of the requirement of Aadhaar under the scheme and they may be advised to get themselves enrolled at the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centres available in their areas by 30th June, 2017 in case they are not already enrolled and the list of locally available enrolment centres shall be made available to them.

(2)          In case, beneficiaries of pension benefits are not able to enrol due to non-availability of enrolment centres in the near vicinity such as in the block or tehsil or taluka, the Ministry through Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means is required to create Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations and the beneficiaries of pension benefits may register their request for Aadhaar enrolment by giving their name, address, mobile number with Ex-Servicemen Card and other details specified in the proviso to clause (b) sub¬paragraph (3) of paragraph 1 with their Pension Disbursement Agencies or other means or through the web portal provided for the purpose.

3. This notification shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette in all States and Union Territories except the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir. Provided that this notification shall not be applicable for following categories of Pensioners or Family Pensioners, namely:—

(i)            NRI who resides in other or foreign country,

(ii)           Overseas settled Indian who is citizen of other or foreign country,

(iii)    Nepal Domiciled, Burmese and similar categories of defence pensioners.

[F. No. 14(2)/2014/D(P/P)(Part-I)]
RAVI KANT, Jt. Secy.

Source : PCDA

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Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017

Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 1st January, 2018

G.S.R.08(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.-(2) They shall come into force on the dale of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules. 1972 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 54, in subrule (3), the words and subject to the other conditions laid down in rule 57 being satisfied, draw study allowance in respect thereof”‘ shall be omitted.

3. In the said rules, in rule 56,-

(a) in sub-rule (1) for the words “House Rent Allowance and Study Allowance as admissible in accordance with the provisions of Rules 57 to 60. the words and House Rent Allowance” shall be substituted.

(b) in sub-rule (4), the words “as envisaged in sub-rule (2) of Rule 57,” shall be omitted;

(c) sub-rule (5), shall be omitted.

4. In the said rules, rule 57, 58 and 59 shall be omitted.

5, In the said rules, in rule 60, in sub-rule (2), the words “and the Study Allowance” shall be omitted.

6. In the said rules, in rule 63, in sub-rule (1), in clause (i), the words “Study Allowance” shall he omitted.

[F.No.13023/1/2017-Estt.(L)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

Note :

The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number S.O.940 dated the 8th April, 1972 and have been subsequently amended as follows :

Source: DoPT

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Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff

Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff-reg.

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Part II

Dated: 11/01/2018

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 11/07/2017.

Railway Board’s attention is invited to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 11/07/2017 (RBE No. 66/2017) vide which DoP&PW’s orders together with Concordance tables for revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners have been circulated. The Concordance Tables circulated by the Board, unfortunately do not cover the pension revision of former Running Staff as no separate tables in favour of them staff have been circulated so far. Reports received by the Federation (NFIR) reveal that the Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Running Staff is not being revised by the Zonal Railways due to non-provision of separate Concordance Tables by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR desires to clarify that in case of former Running Staff Pension/Family Pension is required to be calculated taking into account the Basic Pay + 55% add on pay element. A sample calculation sheet of the Pension in the case of pre-2016 Running Staff is enclosed as Annexure to this letter for appreciation and quick action.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to communicate the Concordance Tables to the Zonal Railways for revision of Pension/Family Pension of former Running Staff. It is also urged that the Concordance Tables be finalized on the basis of specimen (vide Annexure to this letter) and instructions issued to the GMs of Zonal Railways.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Annexure to NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Part II

Running Staff retired on 31/12/2005.      

Basic Pay = Rs. 9525
On 01/01/2006 = Rs. 9525 x 30% = Rs. 2858
Pay on 31/12/2015 = Rs. 9525 + 2858 = 12383 x 2.26     = Rs. 27985
Notional Pay on 31/12/2015 = 27985 + GP 4200/-
Pay on 01/01/2016 = Rs. 27985 x 30% = 8396
Rs. 27985 + 8396 = 36,381 + GP 4200 = 40,581
Rs. 40,581 x 2.57 = 1,04,294/-
Pay element (55%) = Rs. 1,04,294 x 55% = Rs. 57,362
Settlement pay = Rs. 1,04,294 + 57,362 = 1,61,656
Monthly Pension = Rs. 1,61,656 ÷ 2 = 80,828

Source : NFIR

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Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement – Pre-Retirement Counseling

Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement – Pre-Retirement Counseling

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
MoS (Personnel) Dr. Jitendra Singh addresses Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop “Sankalp’

Retiring employees should carry forward the Government’s flagship programmes – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the services of superannuating and retired employees should be gainfully utilized to carry forward the flagship programmes of the Union Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Addressing the Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) Workshop ‘Sankalp’ for the retiring employees of Ministries/Departments, organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) here today, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the superannuating employees can be inducted into advisory bodies of their respective offices and also to dispose of grievances. Due to increasing life expectancy, an active life lies ahead of an employee at sixty years of age and the individual is at his prime capacity and energetic. Retirement should rather be viewed as the beginning of a new innings, he said. Such interactive workshops should come out with ideas on how best the services of retired employees can be utilized, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said for the first time this Government has cared for Pensioners as much as for the working employees. Minimum pension has been raised to Rs.1,000, Jeevan Pramaan biometrics introduced for submitting digital Life Certificate, more than 1,500 obsolete rules scrapped and the Anubhav platform introduced for the first time for retiring employees to share their experience.

In his address, Shri KV Eapen, Secretary, DOP&PW and Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), said the DOP&PW has so far registered more than 2,000 pensioners and conducted Pre-Retirement Counselling for more than 3,300 employees under the Sankalp project. The Department has registered 19 Pensioners’ Associations and 16 NGOs to involve Central Government Pensioners in social activities.

The PRC workshops target retiring personnel two to two-and-a-half years before the retirement date. Topics covered are (i) Formalities to be covered for timely payment of retirement dues (ii) Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement (iii) Preparation of Will (iv) CGHS facilities after retirement and (v) Post-retirement opportunities through Sankalp.

The “Sankalp’ programme has been initiated by the Department towards this end and a web portal of the same name has also been launched. Pensioners, Pensioner Associations and NGOs can register on the website http//www.pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp.

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners.

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FAQ on Payment of Pension to Government Pensioners (Updated 22.12.2017)

FAQ on Payment of Pension to Government Pensioners (Updated 22.12.2017)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Payment of Pension to Government Pensioners

(Updated as on December 22, 2017)

Scheme for Payment of Pension to Central Government Pensioners by Authorised Banks

Pension schemes/rules are formulated by the respective Central Government Ministries/Departments. A link to some of such schemes are available at www.rbi.org.in under Notifications> Master Circulars>Banker to Banks>Disbursement of Pension by Agency Banks. The Reserve Bank of India (the Reserve Bank) oversees disbursement of pension by its agency banks in respect of all Central Government Departments. In the process, it receives queries/complaints from pensioners in regard to fixation, calculation and payment of pension including revision of pension/Dearness Relief, transfer of pension account from one bank branch to another, etc. The Reserve Bank has analysed the queries/complaints, and put them in the form of answers to Frequently Asked Questions here. It is hoped that these will cover most of the queries/ doubts in the minds of pensioners.

1. Can the pensioner draw his/ her pension through a bank branch?

Yes. Even the Government employees earlier drawing their pension from a treasury or from a post office have the option to draw their pension from the authorized bank’s branches.

2. Who is the pension sanctioning authority?

The Ministry/ Department /Office where the Government servant last served is the pension sanctioning authority. The pension fixation is made by such authority for the first time and thereafter the refixation of pay, if any, is done by the pension paying bank based on the instructions from the concerned Central/ State Government authority.

3. Is it necessary for the pensioner to open a separate pension account for the purpose of crediting his/ her pension in authorized bank?

The pensioner is not required to open a separate pension account. The pension can be credited to his/her existing savings/ current account maintained with the branch selected by the pensioner.

4. Can a pensioner open a Joint Account with his/ her spouse?

Yes. All pensioners of the Central Government Pensioners can open Joint Account with their spouses.

5. Whether Joint Account of the pensioner with spouse can be operated either by ”Former or Survivor” or “Either or Survivor”.

Yes, the Joint Account of the pensioner with spouse can be operated either as ‘‘Former or Survivor” or “Either or Survivor”.

6. Whether a Joint Account can be continued for family pension after death of a pensioner?

Yes, the banks should not insist on opening of a new account in case of Central Government pensioner if the spouse in whose favour an authorization for family pension exists in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) is the survivor and the family pension should be credited to the existing account without opening a new account by the family pensioner for this purpose.

7. What is the minimum balance required to be maintained in the pension account maintained with the banks?

RBI has not stipulated any minimum balance to be maintained in pension accounts by the pensioners. Individual banks have framed their own rules in this regard.

8. Who sends the Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) to the authorized bank?

The concerned pension sanctioning authorities in the Ministries /Departments/ forward the PPOs to bank branches wherefrom the pensioner desires to draw his/her pension. However, on implementation of CPPCs, pension sanctioning authorities have started sending PPOs to the CPPCs of the bank instead of bank branch.

9. When is the pension credited to the pensioner’s account by the paying branch?

The disbursement of pension by the paying branch is spread over the last four working days of the month depending on the convenience of the pension paying branch except for the month of March when the pension is credited on or after the first working day of April.

10. Can a pensioner transfer his/ her pension account from one branch to another branch of the same bank or to the branch of another bank?

Pensioner can transfer his/ her pension account from one branch to another branch of the same bank and from one authorized bank to another authorized bank within the same centre or at a different centre;

11. Whether the paying branch has to maintain a detailed record of pension payments made by it in the prescribed form?

Yes. The pension paying branch/ CPPC is required to maintain a detailed record of pension payments made by it from time to time in the prescribed form duly authenticated by the authorized officer.

12. Can the pension paying bank recover the excess amount credited to the pensioner’s account?

Yes. The paying branch before commencement of pension obtains an undertaking from the pensioner in the prescribed form for this purpose and, therefore, can recover the excess payment made to the pensioner’s account due to delay in receipt of any material information or due to any bonafide error. The bank also has the right to recover the excess amount of pension credited to the deceased pensioner’s account from his/her legal heirs/nominees.

13. Is it compulsory for a pensioner to furnish a Life Certificate/Non-Employment Certificate or Employment Certificate to the bank in the month of November? If so, how can this requirement be complied with?

Yes. The pensioner is required to furnish a Life Certificate / Non – Employment Certificate or Employment Certificate to the bank in the prescribed format in the month of November every year to ensure continued receipt of pension without interruption. The pensioner can also present himself / herself at any branch of the pension paying bank for being identified for issue of life certificate. In case a pensioner is unable to obtain a Life Certificate on account of serious illness / incapacitation, bank official will visit his / her residence / hospital for the purpose of obtaining the life certificate.

There have been complaints that life certificates submitted over the counter of pension paying branches are misplaced causing delay in payment of monthly pensions. In order to alleviate the hardships faced by pensioners, agency banks were instructed to mandatorily issue duly signed acknowledgements. They were also requested to consider entering the receipt of life certificates in their CBS and issue a system generated acknowledgement which would serve the twin purpose of acknowledgement as well as real time updation of records.

A pensioner having Aadhar number can alternatively submit Jeevan Pramaan, a digital life certificate introduced by the Government of India. For obtaining this, he / she will have to enrol and biometrically authenticate himself / herself by downloading the application generating digital life certificate from the website jeevanpramaan.gov.in or other means described on the website. Once digital life certificates in the form of Jeevan Pramaan are fully implemented, pension paying branches will be able to obtain information about the digital life certificate of their pensioner customers by logging on to the website of Jeevan Pramaan and searching for the certificate or by downloading through their Core Banking Systems. Pensioners will also be able to forward to their bank branches by email/sms the relative link to their digital life certificate.

14. Who is responsible for deduction of Income Tax at source from pension payment?

The pension paying bank is responsible for deduction of Income Tax from pension amount in accordance with the rates prescribed by the Income Tax authorities from time to time. While deducting such tax from the pension amount, the paying bank will also allow deductions on account of relief to the pensioner available under the Income Tax Act. The paying branch, in April each year, will also issue to the pensioner a certificate of tax deduction as per the prescribed form. If the pensioner is not liable to pay Income Tax, he should furnish to the pension paying branch, a declaration to that effect in the prescribed form.

15. Can old, sick physically handicapped pensioner who is unable to sign, open pension account or withdraw his/ her pension from the pension account?

A pensioner, who is old, sick or lost both his/her hands and, therefore, cannot sign, can put any mark or thumb/ toe impression on the form for opening of pension account. While withdrawing the pension amount he/she can put thumb/toe impression on the cheque/withdrawal form and it should be identified by two independent witnesses known to the bank one of whom should be a bank official.

16. Can a pensioner withdraw pension from his/ her account when he/she is not able to sign or put thumb/toe impression or unable to be present in the bank?

In such cases, a pensioner can put any mark or impression on the cheque/ withdrawal form and may indicate to the bank as to who would withdraw pension amount from the bank on the basis of cheque/withdrawal form. Such a person should be identified by two independent witnesses. The person who is actually drawing the money from the bank should be asked to furnish his/her specimen signature to the bank.

17. When does the family pension commence?

The family pension commences after the death of the pensioner. The family pension is payable to the person indicated in the PPO on receipt of a death certificate and application from the nominee.

18. How the payment of Dearness Relief at revised rate is to be paid to the pensioners?

Whenever any additional relief on pension/family pension is sanctioned by the Government, the same is intimated to the agency banks for issuing suitable instructions to their pension paying branches for payment of relief at the revised rates to the pensioners without any delay. The orders issued by Government Departments are also hosted on their websites and banks have been advised to watch the latest instructions on the website and act accordingly without waiting for any further orders from RBI in this regard.

19. Can pensioners get pension slips?

Yes. As decided by the Central Government (Civil, Defence & Railways), pension paying banks have been advised to issue pension slips to the pensioners in prescribed form when the pension is paid for the first time and thereafter whenever there is a change in quantum of pension due to revision in basic pension or revision in Dearness Relief.

20. Which authority the pensioner should approach for redressal of his/ her grievances?

Branch/CPPC is the point of referral for the pensioner. Pensioners can approach the nodal officer(s) designated by the respective banks who would be holding regular meetings at different locations in their jurisdiction on lines of Pension Adalat. They can also contact the bank through toll free dedicated pension line of the respective bank to seek information related to their queries/complaints. In case of deficiency in service offered by the bank, pensioner can approach the concerned Consumer Education and Protection Cell at respective Regional Office of RBI and Banking Ombudsman under whose jurisdiction the bank branch, where the pensioner holds the account, falls.

21. Where can a pensioner get information about the changes in the pension/Dearness Relief or any pension related issue?

The pensioner can visit the Official Website of the concerned Government Department as also Reserve Bank of India Website (www.rbi.org.in) to get the information about pension related issues.

22. Whether a pensioner is entitled for any compensation from the agency banks for delayed credit of pension/ arrears of pension?

Yes. A Pensioner is entitled for compensation for delayed credit of pension/arrears thereof at the fixed rate of 8% per annum (since October 1, 2008) and the same would be credited to the pensioner’s account automatically by the bank on the same day when the bank affords delayed credit of such pension / arrears etc. without any claim from the pensioner.

These FAQs are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (The Reserve Bank) for information and general guidance purposes only which cannot be quoted in any legal proceeding and will have no legal purpose. It is not intended to be treated as legal advice or legal opinion. The Reserve Bank will not be held responsible for actions taken and/or decisions made on the basis of the same. For clarifications or interpretations, if any, readers are requested to be guided by the relevant circulars and notifications issued from time to time by the Reserve Bank and the Government.

Authority: www.rbi.org

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