Bureaucrats on central deputation abroad and within the country will not get deputation allowance beyond five years of such tenure

To check overstay, Centre cuts deputation allowance of bureaucrats

Bureaucrats on central deputation abroad and within the country will not get deputation allowance beyond five years of such tenure

Norms allow a maximum of seven-year, in break-up of five plus two years in usual cases, central deputation term for officers to work outside their state cadre or abroad.

The admissibility of deputation (duty) allowance would be up to the fifth year, if the deputationist has opted to draw such monetary benefit, an order issued recently by the Personnel Ministry said.

The decision has been taken to check overstay of central deputation period by officers including those in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others, officials said.

The move comes after the government noticed a few cases where officers central deputation tenure was being extended, mainly while they were working abroad, by ministries concerned beyond the maximum period of seven years citing “exigencies”, they said.

The Personnel Ministry has already issued a directive to warn officers that they may lose their job for overstaying on foreign posting.

In case of deputation within the same station, the allowance will be paid at the rate of 5 per cent of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs 2,000 per month; and in other cases, it will be payable at the rate of 10 per cent of the employee’s basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs 4,000 per month.

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UGC Pay Review Committee Recommendations for University and College teachers – 20% Pay Hike, Performance linked Promotion etc.

UGC Pay Review Committee Recommendations for University and College teachers – 20% Pay Hike, Performance linked Promotion etc.

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New Delhi, Feb. 22: The UGC today recommended a 20 per cent pay hike for university and college teachers.

A performance-linked promotion system has been suggested with stress on research. The retirement age will remain unchanged at 65.

The recommendations, made by a five-member committee, have to be accepted by the HRD ministry. If approved, the hike will be the first such revision in more than a decade and cover nearly 30,000 teachers in central universities and over four lakh in state varsities and colleges.

The panel has suggested that the new salaries be paid with retrospective effect from January 2016. The UGC cleared the report without changes.

According to the recommendations, a teacher’s starting package will be revised by a multiplier of 2.72, applied to the basic salary and another component called academic grade pay (AGP).

For instance, a directly recruited professor who gets around Rs 43,000 as basic salary, Rs 10,000 as AGP and dearness allowance now will be entitled to a basic salary of Rs 1.44 lakh which would subsume the present dearness allowance.

The Seventh Pay Commission, whose report was accepted last year for civil servants and other central staff, had used the 2.72 multiplier.

The last revision for teachers in 2006 had put their package higher than that of civil servants at the entry level. Teachers may continue to retain the edge even under the revised structure, sources said.

Furqan Qamar, the secretary-general of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), said university and college salaries had been kept higher to attract talent.

On promotions, the current determinants are indicators like teaching and research output. The UGC panel, headed by Prof. V.S. Chauhan, has suggested that more stress be laid on quality research, such as papers published in reputable journals, the sources said.

The UGC has forwarded to all central universities a finance ministry order suggesting the Centre will bear no more than 70 per cent of the additional expenses arising out of the revised pay. This order covers autonomous institutions, including central universities.

The higher education regulator has asked the 40-odd central universities to specify how much internal resources they can generate, indicating the possibility of a hike in tuition fees.

The new pay proposals are not binding on state universities, which have to fund the higher salaries from their own resources. But they have usually adopted such suggestions in the past.

The Union HRD ministry has set up a separate committee for salary revision of teachers in technical institutions like the IITs and the IIMs.

Read at: The Telegraph

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NFIR: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years condition

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

Affiliated to :
Indian NationalTrade Union Congress (INTUC)
lnternational Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Dated: 23/02/2017

No. II/14/Part VII

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Honoble Minister for Railways,
Rail Mantrlaya,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi
Respected Sir,

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years condition-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated,10/02/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb 2017.

At the outset, NFIR thanks the Railway Ministry for granting exemption from 5 years minimum service condition to consider the request transfers in the following situations vide Railway Board’s letter dated 10/02/2016.

(a) Transfers sought on mutual exchange basis,

(b) Transfers sought on spouse ground,

(c) Railway servants who are care-givers to a disabled child and

(d) Physically handicapped Railway servants.

The Federation brings to your kind notice that the Defence Forces Personnel after having served for safeguarding the Nation’s Borders for decades, have retired and thereafter they are being recruited through Railway Recruitment Boards/Railway Recruitment Cells in the Railways. These Personnel during their service in the Defence Forces were far away from their families for decades. After recruitment in Railwals also, they are away from their family members and children due to their postings at different places. Consequently, they are facing lot of hardships in managing two establishments. Their case therefore, deserves to be considered by
relaxing 5 years minimum service condition, so that they can seek transfer nearer to their place of residence and can peacefully perform their duties while leading family life.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Hon’ble MR to kindly accord approval for relaxing minimum 5 years service condition in the case of former Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways also to enable them to go on transfer nearer to their places and join their families. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 21st Feb 2017 on the subject, already sent to Railway Board is also enclosed.

Yours sincerly,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

DA,/As above

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TamilNadu Teachers Eligibility Test 2017 : Notification and Syllabus

TamilNadu Teachers Eligibility Test 2017 : Notification and Syllabus

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
TEACHERS RECRUITMENT BOARD

TAMILNADU TEACHERS ELIGIBILITY TEST (TNTET) – 2017

Date : 24-02-2017

Applications are invited for Teacher Eligibility Test, Paper I and Paper II for the year 2017 from the eligible candidates in Tamil Nadu. One of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government.

The State Government has designated the Teachers Recruitment Board as the Nodal Agency for conducting Teacher Eligibility Test and recruitment of Teachers as per G.O. (Ms) No. 181, School Education (C2) Department, Dated 15.11.2011.

1. Schedule of Dates:

Sale of Application  06.03.2017 to 22.03.2017 9 am to 5 pm
Last Date for Receipt of Application Form 23.03.2017 by 5 pm
Written Examination:Paper I Paper II 29.04.201730.04.2017 10 am to 1 pm10 am to 1 pm

2. Eligibility to Write TET Paper I:

Candidates should possess the following prescribed qualifications to write the Teacher Eligibility Test Paper I.

a. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern) and Diploma in Teacher Education / Diploma in Elementary Education (Regarding the Candidates who have passed D.T.Ed., from States other than Tamil Nadu, their certificate should be evaluated before Certificate Verification) from a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET and seeking an appointment as Secondary Grade Teacher for classes I to V (except Visually Impaired Candidates) can write Paper I.

b. Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.E.Ed. during the current Academic Year (2016–2017) are also permitted to appear for Paper I in the Teacher Eligibility Test. Such Candidates should successfully complete the course in the current Academic Year (2016-2017) itself and should produce D.E.Ed., Certificate during Certificate Verification; otherwise they shall not be considered for the current year Government recruitment process. However they will be issued with TET certificate after producing D.E.Ed., Diploma Certificate.

c. Visually impaired candidates are not eligible to write Paper I.

3. Eligibility to Write TET Paper II:

Candidates should possess the following prescribed qualifications to write the Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II:

a. Candidates who have passed a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Litt.) with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Geography as major subjects in their Degree course or a Degree with any one of the equivalent subjects (Regarding equivalent subjects, Government orders issued prior to the date of this notification alone will be considered) from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment as Graduate Teacher can write Paper II. The candidates with B.Lit., (Tamil) degree should possess either B.Ed. or D.T.Ed. or TPT.

b. Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of B.Ed. during the current Academic Year (2016 – 2017) are also permitted to appear for Paper II in Teacher Eligibility Test. Such Candidates should successfully complete the course in the current Academic Year (2016-2017) itself and should produce B.Ed., Certificate during Certificate Verification; otherwise they shall not be considered for the current year Government recruitment process. However they will be issued with TET certificate after producing B.Ed., Degree Certificate.

Note: For further details refer Prospectus and TRB’s official website www.trb.tn.nic.in

CHAIRMAN

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Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017

Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017.

F.No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/74-124
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA. New Delhi-110023
Tel: 24665384, Fax: 24649365 E-mail: sao-rbd@nic.in

Dated 23rd February 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017.

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given a nationwide strike call on 28th February, 2017. Banks are likely to remain closed on that day and even files for the e-payment of salary for the month of February 2017 which is due for 28th February, 2017 may not get processed resulting in salary of Central Government employees not being disbursed on 28th February 2017.
There being banks holidays on account of Maha Shivaratri (24th February, 2017) at many places, 4th Saturday (25th February, 2017) and Sunday (26th February, 2017), Hence, salary e-payment files processed on PFMS/COMPACT should be uploaded today i.e. 23rd February, 2017 with NPB of 27th February, 2017. If such files have already been uploaded with NPB of 28th February, 2017 the same also would need to be changed to facilitate payment of salaries on 27th February, 2017.

All Ministries/Departments are requested to take necessary action to upload their salary payments e-files latest by 23rd February, 2017 with NPB of 27th February, 2017 so that salary to the Central Government employees are paid in time.

All accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017.

(Neeraj Kumar Sharma)
Dy.Controller General of Accounts(RBD)

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Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017

Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017.

F.No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/74-124
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA. New Delhi-110023
Tel: 24665384, Fax: 24649365 E-mail: sao-rbd@nic.in

Dated 23rd February 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Disbursement of salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017 on account of nation-wide bank strike on 28th February 2017.

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given a nationwide strike call on 28th February, 2017. Banks are likely to remain closed on that day and even files for the e-payment of salary for the month of February 2017 which is due for 28th February, 2017 may not get processed resulting in salary of Central Government employees not being disbursed on 28th February 2017.

There being banks holidays on account of Maha Shivaratri (24th February, 2017) at many places, 4th Saturday (25th February, 2017) and Sunday (26th February, 2017), Hence, salary e-payment files processed on PFMS/COMPACT should be uploaded today i.e. 23rd February, 2017 with NPB of 27th February, 2017. If such files have already been uploaded with NPB of 28th February, 2017 the same also would need to be changed to facilitate payment of salaries on 27th February, 2017.

All Ministries/Departments are requested to take necessary action to upload their salary payments e-files latest by 23rd February, 2017 with NPB of 27th February, 2017 so that salary to the Central Government employees are paid in time.

All accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of February 2017 on 27th February 2017.

(Neeraj Kumar Sharma)
Dy.Controller General of Accounts(RBD)

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Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission- bunching of stages in the revised pay structured under Central Civil Services ( Revised Pay ) Rules, 2016.

OM No.A-60015/1/2016/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/7th CPC/601 Dated 23rd February, 2017

No.A-20015/1/2016/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/7th CPC/601
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E Block, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi-110023

Dated: 23rd February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

Consequent to the issue of Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure OM No.1-6/2016-IC dated 7th September, 2016, a number of representations have been received from AAOs under this organization through their respective Min./Deptt. regarding fixation of pay by bunching of stages in comparison with Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO, CPWD, IBBZ-I, Malda M/o UD in terms of the OM ibid. With a view to facilitate the accounting organisations under CGA, the service book of Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO duly audited has been obtained from the M/o UD. The pay details of Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO are as follows”

1. Basic Pay (Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre revised structure on 1.1.2016: Rs.14900/- (Rs.10100 + Rs.4800)

2. Revised Basic Pay on 1.1.2016 in terms of Revised Pay Rules, 2016: Rs.47600/- (1st Cell of 8th Level)

All respective accounting units of Ministries/Departments concerned may extend the benefit of bunching to eligible persons in adherence to the Department of Expenditure OM No.1-6/2016-IC dated 7th September, 2016. The statement of pay fixation under Central Civil Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 of Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO is also enclosed.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

sd/-
(Sandeep Malhotra)
Sr.Accounts Officer

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Clarification on Benchmark for Promotion

Clarification on Benchmark for Promotion

No.20-45/2016-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Personnel Division

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated the 1st February, 2017

To
All Chief Postmaster(s) General

Subject: Clarification on Benchmark for Promotion

Sir,
I am directed to refer to subject cited above and to say that the modalities of the benchmark to be taken for pormotion after implementation of 7th Pay Commission Report has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT). DoPT has stated that the modalities of the benchmark are being examined in consultation with UPSC and Department of Legal Affairs. In this regard, all Circles are, hereby, requested to follow instructions contained in DOPT’s OM No.35034/7/97-Estt(D) dated 8.02.2002 untill further clarification is uploaded/issued by DOPT on its website or issued by DoP. A copy of DOPT’s ID No.1211382/2016/CR dated 8.12.2016 is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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Central Government employees two greatest expectations from the Allowance Committee report…!

Central Government employees two greatest expectations from the Allowance Committee report…!

“Answers have not yet been found for the two big questions that are troubling the Central Government employees over the Allowance Committee report.”

Reports continue to pour in that the committee on allowances constituted under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa is all set to submit its revision report on the recommendations given by the Seventh Pay Commission on the allowances that are being given to the Central Government employees.

There are no confirmed reports of the exact date on which the report would be submitted. The information available now come from unconfirmed and unauthorized sources. The news media claimed that the NJCA leaders were going to meet Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa today. The federation has not yet given any confirmed information.

Nearly 50 percent of the salary increment has not yet been given to the Central Government employees. Only the Basic Pay have been revised; all the other allowances, including the HRA, continue to remain the same and are being calculated as per the 6th CPC.

The Central Government had, on 25.07.2016, published authorized Notification declaring that the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are going to be implemented. Only the revised pay is being given from August onwards. Only the salary arrears are due from January 01.01.2016 onwards are being issued.

House Rent Allowance (HRA) is a very important allowance being given to Central Government employees. For the past 10 years, HRA for Central Government employees is being calculated on the basis of the population of the town or city where they are employed. The towns and cities are classified as X, Y, and Z, based on the population, and a HRA of 30, 20, and 10 percent respectively are given to them. The Seventh Pay Commission had reduced it to 24, 16, and eight percent.

Normally, the allowances are calculated from the day when the new Pay Commission recommendations get implemented.

Here are the answers to the two questions that keep troubling the Central Government employees:

1. What percentage of HRA has the Allowance Committee report recommended?

2. From which will the revised HRA be implemented, or, will it be given retrospective effect?

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Reconsideration of Rates of Subscription under Central Govt. Health Scheme revised account of revision of pay & Allowance/Pensions consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

Increase in CGHS contribution BPS request reconsideration of Subscription under CGHS pre 2016 pensioners

No.SG/BPS/CGHS/17/4

Dated:22-02-2017

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda
Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare
Union of India, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Subject: Reconsideration of Rates of Subscription under Central Govt. Health Scheme revised account of revision of pay & Allowance/Pensions consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Reference: Office Memoranda No.S.11011/11/2016 CGHS(P)/EHS dated: January 1, 2017 and January 13, 2017 of GOI, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, EHS section, New Delhi – 110 001.

Sir,

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their memo-randa referred above has revised the rates of subscription to CGHS for Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners effective from February 1, 2017. Bharat Pensioners Samaj, a Federation of all India central Govt Civil Pensioners Associations including defence civilians. Postal and Railway having over 650 affiliates/associates, has received numerous representations from individual members who retired long back and wish to enroll themselves now under CGHS and also from affiliates on the exorbitant hike in the subscription rates of availing CGHS facilities.

2. BPS wishes to draw your attention to the fact that many of the past pensioners did not join CGHS at the time of their retirement for reason that CGHS had no facilities in the city chosen by the pensioners for their post-retirement settlement, mostly at their native places. Sir, you may be aware that CGHS is available only in 26 cities of India, the latest inaugurated at Visakhapatnam January 9,2017 by your honour along- with Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, Hoursing & Urban Povetty Alleviation; parliamentary Affairs, UOI. CGHS facilities in 26 cities is too short a medicare facility for 10.81 lac Central Govt Pensioners/family pensioners plus 5.55 lax defence civilian pensioners plus 3.25 lac postal pensioners i.e 19.61 lac of pensioners/family pensioners scattered throughout the country.
3. The old pensioners desirous of joining CGHS now, on opening of center at the place of their residences or their shifting to a place where CGHS facility is available for some family compulsions, may not find it financially viable to subscribe at the new rates especially shedding subscription for ten years to become whole life member effective from February 1, 2017. Para 5(v) of memo dated January 9,2017, under refernece, reads, “Any pensioner/Family Pensioner who is entitled to avail CGHS facility has not so far got his/her pensioner CGHS card made, the rate of contributions in such cases will be with reference to the level of pay that he/she would have drawn in the post held by him/her (at the time of his/her retirement/death) had he/she continued to be in service now but for his/her retirement/death. Sir, a middle level pensioner retired in February, 1994 from the pay scale of 3000-4500/- (level 11) has till now got an increase in his pension to the tune 9.24 times against which his subscription to CGHS now at the new rates contained in memo of January 9, 2017 is hiked by 108.33 times i.e. 78,000/- now against 720/- subscribed in 1994. An illustration, in support of this with full calculations, is attached as an annexure and may kindly be glanced through.

4. Bharat Pensioners Samaj requests you to come to the rescure of old pensioners and advise the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to review the new rates prescribed keeping in view the financial viability vis-a-vis rising cost of living and not depriving old pensioners of availing the facility at a stage when it is made available to them by the GOI. Fixing of subscription for old pensioners varying with the number of years passed since retirement/death may please be kept low compared to pensioners retired in later years.

with regards,
yours truly,

Sd/-
(S C Maheshwari)
SG BPS/Er/ C Rlys.

Enclosure: One
pension-bpms
Source: BPS

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Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

INDWF/RM/3001/2017

Date: 20.02.2017

To
Shri. Manohar Parikkar,
Hon’ble Defence Minister
Govt. of India
South Block, New Delhi.

Sub: Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories.

Respected Sir,
It has to come to our notice that the Prime Minister’s Office vide their ID No.4570319/2017/DS(VK) dated 15/02/2017 has asked the OFB to forward the following information in respect of Ordnance Factories

i) Complete listing of products manufactured by Ordnance Factories along with a photo of each product, description of each product, number of items of each product produced in each of the last three completed financial years, and value of production of each product in each of the last three completed financial years.

ii) Complete listing of all existing Ordnance Factories along with the list of products manufactured by each factory, factory-wise number of items of each product produced in each of the last three completed financial years, factory wise value of production of each product in each of the last three completed financial years, the quantum of land owned by each factory and the number of employees in each factory.

The above letter has been circulated by OFB to all Ordnance Factories. After receipt of this letter the Factory employees have started approaching this Federation seeking the background of issue of a such a letter from the Office of Hon’ble Prime Minister. Since we are in dark about the reason / background in this regard. We are not in a position to reply to the employees. Therefore we being one of the major stake holder of the OFB organization we would like to meet you in person and discuss about our apprehensions. Since the issue being common we propose that the three recognized Federations of MoD may please be granted a meeting with your honour.

With kindest regards,

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Implementation of 7th CPC in Kendriya Vidyalayas will be issued separately in a later date – KVS Orders

Revised Pay & Allowances for KV Employees as per 7th CPC

Kendriva Vidvalava Sangathan
18, Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi-16

F.No.110239/51/Cir./2016/KVS (Budget)

Dated: 15.02.2017

A copy of 0M No.1/1/2016-E.III(A) dated 13th January, 2017 issued by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Dept. of expenditure rega rding Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/ controlled by the Central Government – Guidelines regarding is forwarded herewith for information.

Guidelines/Orders for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan/Kendriya Vidyalayas will be issued separately in a later date. Revised Pay & Allowances should be drawn only after receipt of orders from KVS (HQ).

sd/-
(S.Muthusivam)
Deputy Commissioner (Fin.)

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Revision of Pay scales, Pension to the TN State Government employees and pensioners following the decisions of the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Revision of Pay scales, Pension to the TN State Government employees and pensioners following the decisions of the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

FINANCE (PAY CELL) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.40, Dated:22nd February,2017
(Masi-10, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2048)

OFFICIAL COMMITTEE: Constitution of an Official Committee to examine the revision of Pay scales / Pension to the State Government employees and pensioners following the decisions of the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Ordered

ORDER:-

The Government has decided to constitute an Official Committee to examine and make necessary recommendations for the implementation of the revision of scales of pay and allowances of State Government Employees and Teachers based on the decisions of the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The Committee shall comprise the following members:-

1. Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department
2. Principal Secretary, Home Department
3. Principal Secretary, School Education Department
4. Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department
5. Dr.P.Umanath, I.A.S., Member-Secretary

2. (i) The Committee shall be chaired by seniormost Member.

(ii) The Committee shall examine the orders issued / to be issued by the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission scales of pay and make necessary recommendations regarding revision of the pay scales to the State Government Employees and Teachers including employees of Local Bodies.

(iii) While making recommendations on scales of pay, the Committee shall take into account the local conditions and the present relativities in the functions, qualifications and hierarchy.

(iv) The Committee shall also examine the decision of the Government of India on the revision of pension, family pension, retirement benefits etc., and also make necessary recommendations to the State Government pensioners.

(v) The Committee shall also make necessary recommendations regarding Other Allowances based on the recommendations of the High Level Committee constituted for this purpose by Government of India.

3. The Committee shall submit its report to Government within four months i.e. on or before 30-06-2017.

4. Orders regarding supporting staff to the Official Committee will be issued separately.

5. All the Departments of Secretariat and Heads of Departments are requested to render all necessary information to the Committee as and when sought for.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K.SHANMUGAM
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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How to apply for granting family pension on the death of Government servant, pensioner, family pensioner

How to claim Family Pension with Form 14

How to apply for granting family pension on the death of Government servant/ pensioner/ family pensioner.

What should a family member (eligible for the grant of family pension) do to get the family Pension?

Normally, family pension to spouse is sanctioned and authorized at the time pension is authorized in favour of retiring government servant and indicated in the pension payment order and is to be drawn after the death of the pensioner. However, in cases where Govt. servant expired while in service, the widow or widower has to apply in Form 14 (of CCS Pension Rules) to the Head of Office concerned who will sanction and authorize the family pension through its Pay & Accounts Officer. Where the deceased Govt. servant is survived only by a child or children, the guardian (in case of minor child/children) or such child or children may submit a claim in Form 14 to the Head of 0ffice for sanction and authorization of family pension. For getting family pension, the deceased pensioner’s family should apply in Form no.14 along with a copy of the death certificate of the deceased Pensioner to:

(1) The pension disbursing authority if, the amount of family pension is already indicated in the Pension Payment 0rder.

(II) The Head of Office for sanction of family pension in all other cases.

lf the pensioner has Joint Account with the spouse on either or survivor basis the spouse has to submit the death certificate of the pensioner along with simple application only to activate the family pension.

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Introduction of SPARROW for CSS officers – completion of various tasks

Introduction of SPARROW for CSS officers – completion of various tasks

No. 22/10/2015/CS-I(APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of personnel & Training
CS-I(APAR)

2nd Floor, Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Introduction of SPARROW for CSS officers – completion of various tasks- reg .

The undersigned is directed to say that ‘SPARROW’ has been introduced for recording on-line APARs for Deputy Secretary and above level officers in CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS from the financial year 2015-16.

2. The time-limits for performing various activities on the ‘SPARROW’ system were extended vide this Department’s Office memorandum of even number dated 27th May, 2016. The window for ‘SPARROW’ CSS was closed on 31st December, 2016. A number of Ministries/Departments requested for reopening of this window for completion of various tasks in the system. Therefore, the window for ‘SPARROW’ (CSS) has been re-opened on the request of these departments to facilitate the nodal officers to take action in the ‘SPARROW’ system as per the extended date-line.
3. However, it is clarified that the dates extended beyond 1 sl January,2017 are for taking necessary action for dealing with representations, disposal of representations and similar actions on the part of the nodal officers. Dates for recording of APARs would be same as contained in the Office Memorandum dated 27th May, 2016.

4. It is also reiterated that as per instructions of this Department, APARs of CSS officers are required to be uploaded on CSCMS. Hard copy of the APARs generated on SPARROW will be kept in CS-I Division/CS-II Division. It would not be practicably possible for these Divisions to download all the APARs from ‘SPARROW’ and then keep them in the relevant APAR folders including their uploading in the CSCMS system.

5. It is, therefore, requested that Ministries/Departments may ensure following action at their end for efficient management of APARs generated in the ‘SPARROW’ system :

i) To complete the task required at their end in the SPARROW system before the aforesaid date.
ii) To download the APARs generated online on ‘SPARROW’ and to upload PDF files in CSCMS.
iii) The PDF files so downloaded from SPARROW may be sent to this Department for custody.

6. In addition the details of hard copies of APARs (other than on-line mode), giving justification for not recording the APAR through ‘SPARROW’ may be sent to this department.

(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments for (CSS) & (CSSS)
Copy to DS (CS-II) for information.

Source: DoPT Order 2017

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Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations to TamilNadu State Government Employees

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations to TamilNadu State Government Employees

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations to TN State Employees : The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to constitute a 5 Member Committee of Higher Officials to implement the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission. The committee will submit the report within four months (30th June).
Following the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission to the employees working under Central Government, the Tamilnadu Chief Minister has today decided to constitute a 5 Member Secretary level committee formed to implement the recommendations of 7th CPC to State Govt Employees, Teachers and employees of Localbodies.

Recognised State Government Employees Unions are requested to send the proposal of pay structure and all other demands to the committee.

The committee will examine, review and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances, pension and other facilities/benefits.

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7th Pay Commission: Increased salaries attracting young India to apply for Government Jobs

7th Pay Commission: Increased salaries attracting young India to apply for Government Jobs

Increased salary prospects due to 7th Pay Commission is attracting young talent in India towards the Government Jobs

Government Jobs in India have long attracted people from every walk of life. While the basic call of a government job in India was the stability associated with it, many had chosen to walk the path of the treacherous private sector. The biggest call of the private sector was indeed the higher pay packages and the chances of a life style of many aspired for. That, however, is changing. All thanks to the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The increased starting packages have over the past year increased the interest of young Indians towards Government Jobs. For the first time in India, Government Jobs mean more than just a stable job. It means increased salaries with benefits, suggests reports.

Numbers are evident. Only last year when Indian Railways released the notification for recruitment in the Non Technical Popular Category, a mind boggling 92 lakh people applied for 18000 jobs. Such was the increased numbers that Railway Recruitment Board had to introduce another level in the recruitment process to bring it down to considerate numbers. Around 3 lakh candidates had then appeared in the second stage of which results are expected anytime. Similar is the case in case of Banking. While Banking has always attracted a steady, it is thanks to the increased salaries for Clerks and Probationary Officers that more and more candidates are applying for the exam.

The trend continues. State Bank of India Probationary Exam was announced recently for 2,313 posts. Given the trend of last year, SBI is expecting applications from around 20 lakh candidates. With a starting salary that could go as high as 12 lakhs, the interests for the jobs are bound to be phenomenal.

The applications are still on and close on March 6, 2017. It is not just at the level of graduates though. For Staff Selection Commission, the number of candidates applying for CHSL or the Combined Higher Secondary Level has also seen a two fold increase.
The numbers are promising, if any. It can be simply argued that India constantly needs good talent and energetic work force to manage its increasing institutional pressure. A stable and high paying job is sure to retain the best of the country towards developing the national assets and human capital. Engineers, doctors and professionals from all spheres are required in the various governmental departments. The changing face of the work force, the stricter guidelines and the stronger applications all hint towards a better and reformed public sector. The 7th pay commission has seemed to help and provide an impetus towards the building of the nation.

Source: India

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Seventh Pay Commission: Talks On Allowance Today, Report Likely Soon

Seventh Pay Commission: Talks On Allowance Today, Report Likely Soon

The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension but its suggestions relating to allowances were referred to the committee.

The panel headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to review Seventh Pay Commission allowances is expected to soon submit its report to the government. Shiv Gopal Mishra, the convenor of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), a joint body of unions representing central government employees, said talks in this matter are in the final leg. The employee union body will be meeting the panel members today on the issue of Housing Rent Allowance or HRA related to Seventh Pay Commission.

The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension but its suggestions relating to allowances were referred to the committee. The Seventh Pay Commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and, by way of rationalisation, recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

The committee on allowances was initially given a time of four months to submit its report to the finance minister. Till a final decision is taken, all existing allowances are being paid at the Sixth Pay Commission rates.
The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new Basic Pay, depending on type of cities.

The Seventh Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent respectively when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent.

Typically, in case of housing allowance, arrears are not paid.

Allowances form a significant chunk of government employees’ salary. Some analysts had earlier said that implementation of the housing allowance portion of the Seventh Pay Commission as well as GST or Goods and Services Tax could push up average inflation.

“At worst, if the government is under pressure, this allowance can be pushed to the next year, as was done in the previous pay commissions. The housing allowance does not attract arrears,” HSBC Securities had said in an earlier report.

The Cabinet had also decided to constitute two separate committees to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) and to look into anomalies likely to arise out of implementation of the Commission’s Report.

Source: NDTV

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Government launches free anti-virus for PC, mobile phones

Government launches free anti-virus for PC, mobile phones

New Delhi: The IT Ministry today launched botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis centre for Rs 90 crore to provide free anti-virus to computers and mobile phones for removing malicious softwares

“I would like ISPs (Internet Service Provider) to encourage their consumers to come on board, there is a free service available. Come and use it in the event some malware has sneaked in to the system,” IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at the launch of Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) will collect data of infected systems and send it to ISPs and banks. These ISPs and banks will identify the user and provide them the link of the centre, launched in name of Cyber Swachhta Kendra.

The user will be able to download anti-virus or anti-malware tools to disinfect their devices.

“The project has budget outlay of Rs 90 crore spread over period of 5 years,” CertIn Director General Sanjay Bahl said.

As of now 58 ISPs and 13 banks have come on board to use this system.

The ministry also launched M-Kavach for security and anti-theft solution for mobile phones, USB Pratirodh to ensure only authorised person is able to access pen drive and AppSamvid for identifying genuine applications at the time of installations on computers.

The minister directed Cert-In to also set up National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) by June.

The government has approved Rs 900 crore for NCCC which will monitor and handle cyber attacks on Indian internet space in real time.

“Safety and security is integral. As the Prime Minister said cyber threat is akin to bloodless war. I don’t have slightest doubt cyber security is not only going to be big area of Digital Swachh Bharat but also going to be big area of digital growth, digital employment and digital commerce,” Prasad said.

To encourage startups in the field of cyber security, the minister announced that government has reduced testing fee for their product by half.

At present Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC), a division under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, charges testing fee in the range of Rs 8-10 lakh per case but startups in the field of cyber security will need to pay only around 4-5 lakhs.

To strengthen cyber security ecosystem in the country, Prasad said that CERTs will be set up at state level as well and 10 more STQC testing facilities will set up.

PTI

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Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations

Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations

Centre expands ambit of panel examining 7th Pay Commission-related anomalies

New Delhi: The Centre has expanded the ambit of a panel looking into anomalies arising out of the implementation of the seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The work of the anomaly committee, which has representatives from both official and staff sides, is to act on representations received from the employees against the pay panel’s recommendations.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has modified the definition of anomaly to include “Where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to give rise to anomalous situation,” as per the Office Memorandun No.11/2/2016-JCA dated 20th February, 2017.

The inclusion of term “disturbance of vertical and horizontal relativities” (referred to as gaps in pay among various group of employees/officer working at the same level) will help in expanding the approach of the anomaly committee, a senior DoPT official said.

Now the anomaly will include cases where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the seventh CPC itself without the Commission assigning any reason.

“It will also include cases where the maximum of the level in the pay matrix corresponding to the applicable grade pay in the pay band under the pre-revised structure is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at,” the order said.

The DoPT had in August last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay-related anomalies arising out of the pay panel’s recommendations.

The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the seventh CPC being implemented from January 1, 2016.

PTI

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