Grant of funds for Modernisation of Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices: DoPT Order
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 31st July, 2015
Subject : Grant of funds for Modernisation of Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices.
The undersigned is directed to state that Department of Personnel and Training has initiated a scheme whereby financial assistance would be provided to individual Ministries/Deptts. and their attached/subordinate offices for the modernisation of Departmental Canteens under their administrative charge.
2. Approved scheme for provision of funds to Ministries/Deptts. and their attached/subordinate offices is enclosed for ready reference. The funds will be provided on first-cum-first serve basis.
3. All Ministries/Deptts. and their attached/subordinate offices are requested to assess the need for modernisation of Departmental Canteens under their administrative charge and forward their proposal for grant of funds to this Department after obtaining the approval of respective IFDs.
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TA DA and Honorarium Payable to Official and Non-Official Members/Experts: UGC
UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI – 110 002
29 July, 2015
TA/DA AND HONORARIUM PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON-OFFICIAL MEMBERS/EXPERTS
In supersession of UGC OM. No.1-4/2009 (FD-I/B) dated May 14, 2009, the Rules for TA/DA and Honorarium payable to the Official and non-Official members and experts will be as under:-
The categories of Official and Non-Official Members are as follows:-
Serving (State/Central) Government servants, Semi Government/ Autonomous Bodies, Employees paid from the Consolidated Fund of India or through Grants-in-aid are treated as Official Members.
All others including retired Government Servants and retired/ex-member of the University Grants Commission or Statutory Bodies viz. Universities, Institutions, Councils, Boards and Societies etc. are tO be treated as Non-Official Members.
“Permanent Account Number (PAN) allotted by the lncOme Tax. Authorities has to be indicated by the member/expert invariably while filling up the Bill”. Payment of TA/DA will be made through E-mode in the bank accounts of members. Hence, Experts are required to attach a copy of a cancelled cheque leaf ,with their claims.
1. Rs.3,000/- per day for per meeting subject to maximum of Rs.5,000/- per day irrespective of number of meeting in a day.
2. Rs.5,000/- per day for inspection/visit of various committees to institutions/ Universities /organizations.
2. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE
(i) Travel by Air: The members (Officials as well as non-official) will be entitled to travel by air if he/she was entitled before retirement. Journey by Economy Class will be allowed as an economy measure and will be regulated as per their entitlement, subject to air travel restricted to Economy class only except those who are/were in the apex scale or, equivalent prior to retirement. However, the members working or retired from Apex scale (Rs.80,000 (fixed), Rs.26,000/8000 (Pre-revised)or higher would be eligible for Business Class. As and when the above Economy Measure is relaxed. others may be allowed to travel by their entitled class to the extent of such relaxation. Non-entitled members will be entitled for journey by air, on specific prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The journey by Air India is to be performed for the sectors where it ply. in other sectors,.journey by private airlines will be allowed. The members/experts entitled to travel by air may travel by helicopter in case place is not connected by air. However, hiring of charter helicopter, will not be permissible. The claim for air journey is to be supported by boarding cards.
(ii) Travel by Train: The members/experts will be entitled to travel by all trains including Rajdhani Express/Shatabadi Express, by Ac-2 Tier/Chair Car.
(a) Train/Air tickets will be arranged by the UGC Travel DESK for a UGC Meetings, if TA/DA is paid by the UGC.
(b) The cancellation charges shall also be reimbursable in case of cancellation or postponement of meeting by the UGC [For sl. No. 2. (i) & (ii)]. The specific approval for the same would be required for claiming such amount.
(iii) The outstation members/experts for intercity travel from the place of residence/Office to the place of meeting and back or in between the places of residence and meeting place & back (located not more than 350 kms each side) may travel by their own vehicle or by hired taxi (receipt to be produced). In such case, road mileage @ Rs.16/- per km for journey performed between A & A-1 Class cities and North Eastern Regions/Hilly Regions (both stations)and @Rs.12/-per km in other cities will be allowed on point to point basis. No night halting or driver allowance will be allowed. However, toll taxes/entry tax etc, if any, will be reimbursed on production of receipt.
If the distance is more than 350 kms (each side), either the road mileage will be restricted to 350 kms or to the fare of train as per entitlement/air by economy class/AC bus as available on that particular route (as-per the option of member.)
(iv) The local taxi fare at State Transport Authority (STA) rates applicable in the State from residence/office to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand and from Place of meeting to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand is payable. Where there are no rates notified by State Transport Authority, the Taxi or Own Car fare @Rs.14/-per km and AC Taxi Rs.16/- Per Km. (Rs.25/- for first km upon downing the meter) and Auto-Riksha @ Rs.8/-per km (Rs.25l- for first 2 km upon downing the meter) and thereafter Rs.8/- per km shall be reimbursable. The re-imbursement of pre-paid or post-paid taxi fare (including toll taxes) on point to point basis will be allowed on actual basis on production of receipt. Taxi fare for full day will not be reimbursed.
(v) The night charges @25% will additionally be allowed if starting the journey by road/ by own car or taxi between 11.00 pm. to 5.00 am. [For Sl. No. 2. (iv)]
Local Experts will be reimbursed taxi charges @ Rs.14/- per km. and for “Ac ‘Iaxi @ Rs.16/- per km. from residence/office, as per entitlement, to the place of meeting & back on point to point basis. Taxi for full day will not be allowed for reimbursement.
3. DAILY ALLOWANCE:
(i) Outstation Member/experts:
Following rates of Boarding & Lodging etc. as applicable to the Central Govt- Employee will be applicable to the Experts:-
Rate per day of Boarding
Rate per day of Lodging*
||Experts working/retired in GP or AGP of Rs.10,000/- and above and also those in pay scale of HAG + and above
||Experts in GP or AGP of Rs.7600/- and above but less than Rs.10,000/-
||Experts in GP or AGP of Rs.5400/- but less than Rs.7600/-
||Experts in GP or AGP less than Rs.5400/-
*1. Lodging charges are admissible subject to actual on production of receipt.
2. Boarding charges will be reimbursed on production of receipt/self certification.
3. No lodging charges will be paid if self arrangement is made.
(ii) Local Members/Experts:
No DA. is payable to Local Members/Experts.
4. UGC Officers/Officials will be covered under FR/SRs (TA) Rules.
5. This issues with the approval of University Grants Commission in its 508th Meeting held on 27.07.2015.
(Dr. Jitendra Kr. Tripathi)
Joint Secretary (Finance)
National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates: Railway Board’s reply on NFIR Reference
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi dated 29 -07-2014.
The General Secretary
3, Chelmsford Road,
Sub: National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates – reg.
The undersigned is direct to refer to your letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 03.07.2015 on the above demand cited subject and to state that VII CPC is examining the issue in respect of rate of NHA along with rates of other allowances. As such, it is perhaps not an appropriate time to consider any kind of revision or deviation from the existing rates NHA. In the circumstances the final report/recommendations of VII CPC may be awaited. The PNM Item No. 5/2013 may be closed.
Simplification of procedure for payment of pension and other benefits : Exercise of option regarding.
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.25014/1/2014-AIS-II, dated 28.7.2015
Subject : Clarification on simplification of procedure for payment of pension and other benefits to AIS officers retiring from Govt of India/State Govt : exercise of option regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments Order No.25014/2/2002- AIS-II dated 11th April, 2007 wherein measures for simplification of payment of pension and other retirement benefits to All India Services officers retiring/retired from Government of India/State Government have been revised and the Government of India had taken over the entire pension liability of all the All India Service officers. Besides, all retiring All India Service officers either from the Central Government or State Government uniformly have the option of drawl of their pension through Government of India or through the State Government. However, in the aforesaid order dated 11th April, 2007, the issue of revocation of their earlier option for drawl of pension exercised by the All India Service pensioners was silent.
(2) Accordingly, keeping in view the aging factor and to ease and comfort in a retired life, the issue of exercising option for drawing pension either from Government of India or State Government was revisited in this Department in consultation with the Central Pension Accounting Office, Department of Expenditure and Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare and has decided that the option exercised by the pensioner for drawl of pension/family pension either from the Government of India or State Government in reference to this Departments Order dated 11th April , 2007 would continue as “Zero option’ (option exercised at the time of retirement would constitute as zero option).
(3) Thereafter, the retired officer can further make two options for which the first option would be permitted without obtaining the permission of Central Government and the second option would require permission of the Central Government. No further option shall be considered after the Second option is permitted by the Central Government. The first option shall be applied by the pensioner to the Drawing Disbursing Authority Of her/his pension in the prescribed format (Annexure-I).
(4) The proposal for revocation of earlier options which required permission of Central Government shall be applied to the concerned Cadre Controlling Authority of All India Services in the prescribed format (Annexure-II) and such proposal shall be processed in consultation with the Chief Controller (Pension), Central Pension Accounting Office (Department of Expenditure), New Delhi for according approval of the Secretary of the concerned Cadre Controlling Authority .
5. It is to state that every time a change in option is made, it shall be notified to the Central Pension Accounts Office (Department of Expenditure) for carrying out necessary updation in its data base.
(6) The revised format for exercising zero option for drawl of pension in respect of retiring/retired members of All India Services is annexed as Annexure-III.
Relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the Armed Forces and Central Government
Pre-2006 retirees get pension relief
Finally, after many twists and turns, it has arrived! In a relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the armed forces and central government, their pension has been revised with effect from January 1, 2006, rather than from September 24, 2012.
The department of pension and pensioners’ welfare (DoPPW) issued the universal orders regarding this revision on Thursday. Anomalies in the fixation of the pension of the pre-2006 central government retirees had come to light after the implementation of the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission. The issue was whether pension was to be calculated based on the minimum of pay for each rank/grade within the newly introduced bands or on the minimum of the pay-band itself.
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) then corrected it and ruled that the pension would be calculated on the basis of the minimum of pay for each rank/grade within a particular band, which gives the retirees a higher pension.
Read more at : Hindustan Times
119% DA from July 2015 – NFIR Report
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen published a message on its official portal regarding an additional Dearness Allowance effective from July 2015 to Dec 2015 for Central Government Employees.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
With the announcement of All India Consumer Price Index for the month of June, 2015, the average stood at 254.41. Hence the Central Government Employees are entitled for D.A. at 119% of pay w.e.f.01/07/2015.
Copy to all General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – DPPW Orders on 30.7.2015
G.I., Min. of Per. PG & Pensions, O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 30.7.2015
Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that as per Para 4.2 of this Department’s OM of even number dated 1.9.2008 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. A clarification was issued vide DoP&PW OM of even number dated 3.10.2008 that the pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale.
2. Several petitions were filed in Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi inter alia claiming that the revised pension of the pre-2006 pensioners should not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay band + grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi vide its common order dated 1.11.2011 in OA No.655/2010 and three other connected OAs directed to re-fix the pension of all pre-2006 retirees w.e.f. 1.1.2006 based on the Resolution dated 29.8.2008 of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and in the light of the observations of Hon’ble CAT in that order.
3. The above order was challenged by the Government by filing Writ Petition No.1535/2012 in respect of OA No. 655/2010 and WP No.2348-50/12 in respect of the three other connected OAs in the High Court of Delhi. The Hon’ble High Court in its common Order dated 29.4.2013 noted that the DoP&PW had, in the meanwhile, issued an OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 28.1.2013 which provided for stepping up of pension of pre 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. Hon’ble High Court observed that the only issue which survived was, with reference to Paragraph 9 of OM dated 28.1.2013 which makes it applicable w.e.f. 24.9.2012 instead of 1.1.2006. Hon’ble High Court of Delhi dismissed the Writ Petition No.1535/2012 along with three other Writ Petitions vide its order dated 29.4.2013. Special Leave Petitions (No.23055/2013 and No.36148-50/2013) filed against the said order dated 29/4/2013 of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court have also been dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
4. Accordingly, in compliance with the above judicial pronouncements, it has been decided that the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of 24.9.2012. Further, this benefit has already been granted to the Applicants in OA No. 655/2010 vide OM of even No. dated 26/08/2014 read with OM dated 19/09/2015 following dismissal of SLP (C) No.23055/2013 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
5. In case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the O.M. dated 28.1.2013, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.
6. All other conditions-as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.
7. Ministry of Agriculture, etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.
8. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance ID Note No. 1(9)/EV/2011Vol.1I dated 24.7.2015.
30% salary hike confirmed in 7th Pay Commission for Central Government Employees
“The wages of public sector bank employees are revised once every five years. The recent 10th Bipartite wage agreement gave them an increase of 15%.”
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) had initially put forth a demand of 21% wage hike. It was only after an extensive series of negotiations that the Indian Bank Association agreed to settle for 15%.
For Central Government Employees, once every ten years, a high level committee is constituted by Central Government to revise the pay and allowances. The commission will examine pay structure, concessions and facilities/benefits as well as retirement benefits of Central Staff based on Terms of reference given to them. The Commission has to submit its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution.
All the employees’ Trade unions, Associations and Federations are given a chance to meet the committee and present their demands and expectations in the form of memorandums. All these stages have been completed. The pay commission is expected to submit its report to the central government this month.
The prime question which comes naturally in every oneís mind is ñ how much increase the Central Government employees will get?
In our point of view, all Central employees can surely get a uniform 30% increase in salaries with effect from 01.01.2016, irrespective of ranks and length of service.
Let us assume that an employee who had been recruited after the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission, draws a salary of, on an average, Rs.30,000, including all allowances. Then, after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, his salary will increase by 30%, and be Rs.39,000.
Everybody, including the NC JCM and the news websites, is expecting maximum hike. That is entirely their discretion. They would have a reason too – simple reason is ‘if you want to get what you want then you should ask more than thatí. They are hoping for a 60% to 70% increase’.
This is where most misconceptions occur. Even English newspapers are no exceptions, and have misquoted the numbers.
The minimum basic pay, as decided by the 6th Pay Commission, was Rs.7000. The basic salary of the lowest rank employee, who was recruited after the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission, was Rs.7000 per month, plus allowances. Almost ten years later, the basic pay of the same lowest ranked employee who was recruited after July 2015, is Rs.15330 (7000 + 119% DA) and allowances. The Dearness Allowance, which is given twice a year, began at zero and has increased to 119% in the past 10 years.
The Central Government employees’ Federation, NC JCM Staff Side had, in its memorandum to the 7th Pay Commission, hoped for a revised minimum basic pay of Rs.26000 (a 70% hike), instead of Rs.15330. The Federation had detailed and defended with irrefutable explanations and justification for their demands.
In News Media , Articles are being written questioning the basis on which the Federation is demanding a 3 times hike in salary..?
In fact, it is not clear on what basis they are publishing articles that Federations were asking a 3 times salary hike and central govt employees can get 3 times hike !
“An employee’s salary hike depends on a number of factors, including the pay commission, wage revision, promotion, etc. The normal procedure to find out the percentage of hike is to calculate it on the basis of the pre-hike salary. But, it is ridiculous to see some people calculate the increase based on the salary drawn by the employee ten years ago, and claim that they are going to receive multiple-times of salary hike.”
It is almost tragic to see employees, lured by the misguiding claim of a Multiplication Factor of 2.86, assuming that there will be a threefold salary hike.
The salaries of all Central Government employees from January 2016 onwards will be 30% higher than the pay of December 2015.
People who differ from this opinion, and those who are convinced that it is very low, are requested to calculate the percentage of salary hike of December 2005 and January 2006. This was the hike recommended by the 6th Pay Commission. Also, if possible, try to find out the percentage of increase in salary of December 1995 and January 1996. This was hike recommended by the 5th Pay Commission.
It has become very obvious that the Central Government employees are under some kind of spell when it comes to salary hikes. This is an attempt to dispel the illusion.
I shall resume this article with your esteemed feedback.
Eligible DA from July 2015 is 119% – All India Consumer Price Index for June 2015 released
Central Government Employees DA with effect from January 2015 is 113%. On the basis of AICPI (IW), DA from July 2015 is now confirmed to be 119%. DA from July 2015 will be announced by Govt in the month of September 2015 or October 2015 normally.
Eligible DA from July 2015 is 119% – All India Consumer Price Index for June 2015 released by Labour Bureau – 3 Point increase in AICPI (IW) from 258 to 261.
Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment has released All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) for the month of June 2015. As per the press release dated 31.07.2015, AICPI(IW) for June 2015 is 261, an increase of 3 points from the consumer price index of 258 for the month of May 2015. ‘
Consequently, eligible DA from July 2015 for Central Government Employees is now confirmed to be 119% which will be an increase of 6% from the existing DA of 113%
All India Consumer Price Indices for the months from July2014 to June 2015, which are required to determine Dearness Allowance entitled to Central Government Employees including Railway Employees, Defence Personnel and Pensioners are follows:
|DA from Jul 2015=
||119% (6% increase in DA from July 2015)
Expected DA July 2015 finalized: AICPIN for the month of June 2015
3 Points increased and pegged at 261.
As per the press release of Labour Bureau today, the All India Consumer Price Index (IW) is increased by three points from the existing level and stands at 261.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED : 31st JuIy, 2015
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-I W) – June, 2015
The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2015 increased by 3 points and pegged at 261 (two hundred and sixty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.16 per cent between May, 2015 and June, 2015 when compared with the increase of (4) 0.82 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.35 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Onion, Chillies Green, Ginger, Vegetable items, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase In index. However, this increase was restricted by Rice, Mango, Lemon, Sugar, Electricity Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.10 per cent for June, 2015 as compared to 5.74 per cent for the previous month and 6.49 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.67 per cent against 5.99 per cent of the previous month and 5.88 per cent during the corresponding month or the previous year.
At centre level, Quilon reported the highest increase of 15 points followed by Godavarikhani (9 points) and Raniganj (7 points). Among others, 6 points inclease was observed in 4 centres, 5 points in 9 centres, 4 points in Il cenlres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 11 centres. On the contrary, Ghaziabad centres recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points. Among others, I point decrease was observed in 6 centres. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 35 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Lucknow is at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2015 will be released on Monday, 31st August, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
‘Expected DA from July 2015′ is finalized as hike by 6%.
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