Secretaries committee submits report on 7th Pay Commission, govt to soon announce it

Secretaries committee submits report on 7th Pay Commission, govt to soon announce itNew Delhi:The government is likely to soon announce the implementation of 7th Pay Commission that would hike the salaries and allowances for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners by at least 23.5 per cent.

A Secretaries committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha has submitted its report on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which may be accepted, a financial ministry official said.

Based on the panel’s report, the Finance Ministry is preparing a Cabinet note and the issue may come up for approval by the Cabinet as early as June 29.

“Committee of Secretaries (CoS) has finalised its report on Pay Commission recommendations… We will soon (file) draft Cabinet note based on the report,” Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said here today.

The government had in January set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The Pay Commission had recommended 23.55 per cent overall hike in salaries, allowances and pension involving an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore or nearly 0.7 per cent of the GDP.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The 23.55 per cent increase includes hike in allowances.

The entry level pay has been recommended to be raised to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000.

Sources said the secretaries’ panel may have recommended higher pay increase, with minimum entry level pay at Rs 23,500 a month and maximum salary of Rs 3.25 lakh.

While the Budget for 2016-17 fiscal did not provide an explicit provision for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the government had said the once-in-a-decade pay hike for government employees has been built in as interim allocation for different ministries.

Around Rs 70,000 crore has been provisioned for it, officials said.

Lavasa said the 7th Pay Commission report will be effective from January 1.

PTI

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Punjab govt to release DA arrears

Punjab government to release DA arrears
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Chandigarh: The SAD-BJP government in poll- bound Punjab today announced its decision to release arrears of Dearness Allowance (DA) to the employees and pensioners in cash.Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said the arrears of DA with effect from July 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 at the rate of 7 per cent and arrears with effect from January 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 at the rate of 10 per cent shall be given to employees and pensioners of the state government in cash.Dhindsa said 50 per cet of the DA arrears from July 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 at the rate of 7 per cent shall be paid during the second quarter of financial year 2016-17 which is from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 and pending 50 per cent of this arrears shall be paid during the third quarter of financial year 2016-17 –from October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Likewise, the 50 per cent of the DA arrears from January 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 at the rate of 10 per cent shall be paid during the fourth quarter of financial year which means from January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 and the rest of the 50 per cent of this arrears shall be paid during the first quarter of financial year 2017-18 which is from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

He said the notification in this regard has been issued today.

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Online system to check delay in pension soon: Govt

Online system to check delay in pension soon: GovtNew Delhi: All Central government ministries will soon be connected to an online system to ensure quick grant of pension and check any delay in its disbursal.

Besides, the Centre has decided that all Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) will be digitised.

Addressing a conference of pensioners association, Union Minister Jitendra Singh suggested an institutionalised mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario.

“All central ministries and departments will be linked to the online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System Bhavishya very soon,” he said.

With this step, the pension release will be expedited and it will also help in quick resolution of pending issues, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, said.

Singh said India has a large number of pensioners and to make best use of them is a “challenge”.

“Retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelise their energies in a productive direction. We should learn from the pensioners’ experience,” he said addressing the 28th Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here.

Singh said that a focused approach and emphatic attitude need to be developed towards the pensioners.

Earlier, C Viswanath, the Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, directed that the Pension Payment Order (PPOs) sbe digitised.

The online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System Bhavishya’ has introduced transparency and accountability into the pension sanction and payment process, thereby helping eliminate delays and bring satisfaction to the retiring employees and pensioners.

The system keeps retiring employees and administration informed of the progress of pension sanction process through SMS and e-mail.

In the year 2015-16, the scheme was scaled up and will eventually cover all 9,000 Drawing and Disbursal Offices (DDOs) in the country, the Secretary added.

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7th Pay Commission – Cabinet may approve 7th CPC report on 29th June 2016

With the threat of strike by central government employees looming large, the Cabinet is expected to take a prompt decision

Cabinet may approve 7th CPC report on 29th June 2016

7th Pay Commission – Cabinet may approve 7th CPC report on 29th June 2016 – Prime Minister directed the Finance Ministry to implement the 7th Pay Commission – Media reports say

The Cabinet is likely to take up Seventh 7th Pay Commission recommendations for government employees on June 29.

Implementation of new pay scales recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer annually.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had in his Budget for 2016-17 provisioned Rs 70,000 crore towards Seventh Pay Commission awards, which is around 60 per cent of the incremental expenditure on salaries.

The Pay Commission’s recommendations are due from January 1, 2016.

The central government constitutes the pay commission every 10 years to revise the pay scales of its employees. The Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday directed the Finance Ministry to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, results of which could be termed as a huge bonanza for lakhs of government employees.

The move will be cleared in the Cabinet meeting which will take place on Wednesday.

A total of 98 lakh employees — 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners — will benefit from the move.

The employees are likely to get a hike of 15-20 per cent.

The implementation of the new pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, it will take effect from January 1, 2016.
The Budget document has stated that “the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission due from January 1, 2016 is to be implemented during fiscal year 2016-17 as also the revised One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for Defence services”.

The Finance Ministry has provisioned for this in the Demands for Grants for individual departments and ministries. It is built and subsumed into those allocations.

In January, the government had set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha to process the recommendations of The Empowered Committee of Secretaries which will function as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the Commission in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.

Faced with the burden of Pay Commission recommendations, there were concerns on whether the government would be able to stick to the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent for 2016-17.

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7th Pay Commission: Rs 70,000 cr allocated for its implementation in Budget 2016

7th Pay Commission: Rs 70,000 cr allocated for its implementation in Budget 2016

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7th pay Commission: “We have provisioned for around 60-70 per cent of the total burden that was talked about,” a finance ministry official said.

Around Rs 70,000 crore has been provisioned in the Union Budget 2016-17 for the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission for government employees, a finance ministry official said.

While there’s no explicit overall provision number, the government had said the Seventh Pay Commission hike has been built in as interim allocation for different ministries.

“We have provisioned for around 60-70 per cent of the total burden that was talked about,” a finance ministry official said.

The Budget document states that “the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission due from January 1, 2016 is to be implemented during 2016-17 fiscal as also the revised One Rank One Pension (OROP)scheme for Defence services.”

The finance ministry has provisioned for this in the Demands for Grants for individual departments and ministries. It is built into and subsumed into those allocations.

In January, the government had set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, which will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will function as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the Commission in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.

Faced with the burden of Pay Commission recommendations, there were concerns on whether the government would be able to stick to the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent for 2016-17.

However, in Budget Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley removed all doubts and promised to adhere to the fiscal consolidation roadmap and stick to the 3.9 per cent deficit target.

(With PTI inputs)

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Exemption of Railways from National Pension System – NFIR

Exemption of Railways from National Pension System – NFIR

 

Exemption of Railways from National Pension system (NPS) as recommended by the Railway Ministers – kind intervention and approval requested

 

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

 

No.IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I

Dated: 26.6.2016

Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
Raisina Hills,
New Delhi-110011

 

Sub: Exemption of Railways from National Pension System (NPS) as recommended by the Railway Ministers – kind intervention and approval requested.

 

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) brings to your kind notice to the standing demand raised by the Federations seeking exemption of National Pension System (NPS) and restoration of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme [Liberalized Pension Scheme i.e. Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993].

In this connection, the NFIR brings to your kind notice that the nature of duties performed by the Railway employees are akin to those in the armed forces. The NFIR also invites your kind attention that since British Rule, the Railways was conceived and operated as un auxiliary wing of the Army. It is an admitted fact that by virtue of its complex nature, Railways required a high level of discipline and efficiency to be able to perform its role as the prime transport mode. Railways is an operational organization required to run the services round the clock throughout the year. The Railway employees are expected to work in inhospitable conditions, braving extreme weather conditions under open sky, unfriendly law and order scenario and inherent risks associated with the Railways operations itself.

 

It needs to be appreciated that as in the armed forces, large number of Rail Workforce stays away from their families for long period while performing duties in remote and jungle areas where minimum required facilities are lacking. The nature of duties of Railway employees is critical and complex & hazards involved are also very high. Though efforts are made for enhancing safety measures, a large number of Railway employees lose their lives or meet with serious injuries in the course of performance of their duties each year. This was also admitted by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, High Level Safety Review Committee in his report presented to the Railway Ministry.

 

Conceding the plea of NFIR, the former Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge and also the present Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu have sent proposal to the Finance Minister in March, 2014 and November 2015 respectively urging upon the Government to exempt Railway employees from the purview of National Pension System OPS). In spite of proposals of the Railway Ministers, the Government has not yet accorded approval for exempting Railways from National Pension System (NPS). There is alround dissatisfaction and resentment among the Railway employees against.New Pension System.

 

The Railway employees are also a dissatisfied lot as the 7’r’ CPC has not done justice in respect of their pay structure etc. Added to this, non-abolition of National Pension System [NPS) has generated anger among all sections of Railway employees which compelled us to serve Strike Notice on 09’n June 2016.

 

NFIR, therefore, requests your kind intervention in the matter to see that the proposals of the Railway Minister seeking exemption of Railways from National Pension System (NPS), is approved by the Government without further loss of time.

 

With regards,

Yours sincerely,
(Dr.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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7th Pay Commission – No Annual Increment for Non Performing Employees

“This 7th pay Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.”

7th Pay Commission – No Annual Increment – “This will be treated as an efficiency bar,” it said in the report submitted to the government.

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended that Central government employees should not be allowed to earn annual increments if they fail to meet performance criterion. For this, it has sought upgradation of performance benchmark to “very good” from “good” level.

The 7th pay Commission has also recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of central government employees.

The panel said, “There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. The perception is that grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted.”

“This 7th pay Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees. However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an efficiency bar,” it said in the report submitted to the government.

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PM Modi praised retired government employee for donating one-third pension to Swachh Bharat Kosh

PM Modi praised retired government employee for donating one-third pension to Swachh Bharat Kosh

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised retired government employee Chandrakant Kulkarni for donating one-third of his pension to the Swachh Bharat Kosh.

“A retired government employee giving almost a third of his pension for a Swachh Bharat. What can be a greater inspiration?” he said while addressing the nation in the 21st edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.

Kulkarni yesterday presented 52 post-dated cheques, worth Rs. 2,60,000 towards the Swachh Bharat Kosh to Prime Minister Modi during the latter’s visit to Pune.

Kulkarni donated almost a third of his pension from June 2015 to Sept 2019 to the Swachh Bharat Kosh.

The Swachh Bharat Kosh has been set up by the government to facilitate channelization of philanthropic contributions and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds towards the Clean India Campaign as individuals and philanthropists expressed interest in contributing to efforts to achieve the objective of ‘ Swachh Bharat’ by the year 2019.

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DA from July 2016 set to increase by 6% or 7% for Pre Revised Pay (Pre-7th CPC Pay)

On the basis of All India Consumer Price Index for the period from July 2015 to April 2016 and assumed indices for May and Jun 2016, DA for Central Government Employees in Pre-revised pay (6th CPC) and DA from July after implementation of 7th Pay Commission have been estimated

DA-Pre-7th-CPC-Pay

DA from July 2016 set to increase by 6% or 7% on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) with base year 2001=100, for Pre revised Pay (Pay prior implementation of 7th Pay Commission)

DA from July 2016 – An analysis – Labour Bureau, Govt of India has released the Consumer Price Index (IW) for the month of April 2016.

Having actual All India Consumer price index for 10 months in hand, out of AICPI-IW needed for calculation of DA, an attempt has been made here to estimate the said DA from July 2016.

This DA estimation is based on Consumer Price Index (IW) with the base year 2001=100 which is being followed presently for calculation of Dearness Allowance applicable for Central Government Employees, Defence personnel and Pensioners.

7th Pay Commission has also recommended that the same consumer price Index could be retained for granting Dearness Allowance.

Here is the extract of analysis and recommendations of 7th Pay Commission relating to Dearness Allowance

“The VICPC had recommended that the National Statistical Commission may be asked to explore the possibility of a specific survey covering government employees exclusively, so as to construct a consumption basked representative of government employees and formulate a separate index. This has, however, not been done.

Keeping in mind that the present formulation of DA has worked well over the years, and there are no demands for its alteration, the Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance.”

Hence, it is assumed that CPI-IW with the base year 2001=100 would be followed with effect from January 2016 on implementation of 7th Pay commission report as far as Dearness Allowance is concerned.

In that case, DA from July 2016 after implementation of 7th Pay Commission has to be calculated using the following DA Calculation Formula

[ (Average of Consumer Index for the period from July -2015 to Jun-16) – (Average All India Consumer Price Index for 2015) X 100] / Average All India Consumer Price Index for 2015

Based on the above formula, after merger of DA of 125% with Basic Pay, DA from January 2016 would be calculated as 0% and Likely DA from July 2016 after implementation of 7th Pay Commission will be 2% or 3%

DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay

CPI-IW from July 2015 to April 2016

Month Actual AICPI-IW
July-2015 263
Aug-2015 264
Sep-2015 266
Oct-2015 269
Nov-2015 270
Dec-2015 269
Jan-2016 269
Feb-2016 267
Mar-2016 268
Apr-2016 271
May-2016 yet to be released
Jun-2016 yet to be released

Scenario 1: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out to be less than 6%

Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 working out to be less than 6% is very remote due to the fact that the index should be getting reduced by at least 4 points in any one of the coming two months from the previous month and further reduction of at least 3 points in the other month.

In other words index for May 2016 should be getting reduced by 4 points to 267 and also witness further reduction by 3 points to 264, for increase in DA from July 2016 less than 6%. If index for May 2016 registers not more than 3 point reduction then index for June 2016 has to reduce at least by 4 points in order get the less than 6% increase in DA from July 2016

Calculation of DA from July 2016 based on CPI(IW) from July 2015 to June 2016

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269
+270+269+269+267+
268+271+267@+264@)-
115.76]X100/115.76
=130% (5% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016
DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+268@+264@)
-115.76]X100/115.76
=130%-125% (5% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

Scenario 2: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out to be 6%

Even if index gets lower by 3 points during both of these months compared to previous month, viz., May 2016 registers 3 point reduction from April and further three point reduction in June 2016 compared to May 2016, increase in DA from July 2016 will be 6%.

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+268@+265@)-115.76]
X100/115.76
=131% -125% (6% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

We are of the opinion that increase in DA from July 2016 registering at least 6% is quite possible as chances for CPI (IW) getting reduced to less than 265 from the present level 271 in two months is very remote.

Scenario 3: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out to be 7%

If CPI (IW) gets increased at least by 2 points in any one of the coming two months and by 1 point increase in the other month compared to previous month, then DA from July 2016 will be poised for an increase of 7%.

In other words, if consumer price index for May 2016 and June 2016 witnesses at least 2 point increase and further 1 point increase respectively or vice versa, increase in DA from July 2016 is calculated to be 7%

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+273@+274@)-115.76]
X100/115.76
=132% -125% (7% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016
DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+272@+273@)-115.76]
X100/115.76
=132% -125% (7% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

Considering the inflationary trend shown by 3 point increase in April 2016, this scenario may become a reality. In that case DA from July 2016 will be 7%

Scenario 4: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out more than 7%

In order to get an increase in DA from July 2016 more than 7%, CPI(IW) for both May 2016 and June 2016 should witness at least 7 point increase from the present level of 271. If any one of this month registers lesser increase than 7 points then the other month has to compensate the same by registering increase of index by more than 7 points.

It is apparent that possibility for such an increase in CPI(IW) is not at all Possible. Hence we can conclude that increase in DA from July 2016 may not be more than 7%

 

Source: gconncect.in

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7th Pay Commission: Lower rank employees to get highest percentage salary hike

7th Pay Commission: Lower rank employees to get highest percentage salary hikeIn a populist move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

New Delhi, June 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reportedly asked Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha led Empowered Committee of Secretaries, that is examining the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, to increase the pay of lower grade employees.

The PMO told the Empowered Committee that the salaries of employees in the lower ranks should rise by the highest percentage, reported The Sen Times. The government decided to give highest percentage salary hike to bottom grades employees and maintain parity of incomes between mid-level tier officers and the bottom grade employees.

Notably, all pay commissions in the past had not only recommended highest percentage of salary hike for top central government officials but also considered the disparity ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees. The ration of highest and lowest paid employees was about 1:12 in 2006.

The 7th Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, had originally proposed hike of 14.27 in basic pay, 23.55 per cent in salary, allowances and pensions. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries has reportedly recommended a whopping 30 per cent hike in government employees’s salary, making the minimum amount Rs 23,500 and the maximum to Rs 3,25,000.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will submit its final report later this month and the Cabinet will take final call on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July. 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be benefited from the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

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PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF
ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016
 
33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE

A massive parliament march and rally of about 20000 Central Government Employees was held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 24th June 2016. The rally was organized by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees comprising Railways, Defence, Confederation and Postal organizations demanding modification in the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commissions including minimum wage and fitment formula. Other demands are scrapping of New Contributory Pension Scheme, No FDI in Railways and Defence, Grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, filling up of vacancies, enhancement of bonus ceiling, No outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation and corporatisation etc.

The NJCA had already given strike notice to Government on 9th June 2016. The Modi Government is not ready for a negotiated settlement with the staff side. The rally called upon the entirely of Central Government employees to intensify the campaign and preparations and make the strike a total success.

The rally was presided by Shri. N. Raghavaiah (General Secretary, NFIR & Chairman NJCA), Coms. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary AIRF & Convenor NJCA), Sreekumar (Secretary General AIDEF) M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation) R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Guman Singh (President, NFIR), Rakal Das Gupta (President, AIRF) K. K. N. Kutty (President, Confederation) B. C. Sharma (NFIR) S. K. Tyagi (AIRF), Mrs. Champa and Mrs. Gita Pandey addressed the rally

About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuse to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also.

Source: Confederation

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017 – reg

F.No.12/8/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
JCA-2 Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th June, 2016

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017- reg.

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It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2017. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
13. MUHARR.AM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1. In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND GUDI PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA / NAURAJICHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I .B /T.V. /A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2017, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday , October 19, 2017 (Ashvina 28). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Narakachaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on- “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2017, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 11(Eleven) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti, Id-ulZuha (Bakrid), Vijay Dashmi, Muharram, Guru Nanak Birthday and Miladun-Nabi(Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on day of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(K.Sahl Kumar)
Under Secretary (JCA)
23040279

Encl.: Lists of holidays

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1938 SAKA ERA
1. Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Thursday
2. Maha Shivaratri February 24 Phalguna 05 Friday
1939 SAKA ERA
3. Holi March 13 Phalguna 22 Monday
4. Ram Navami April 04 Chaitra 14 Tuesday
5. Mahavir Jayanti April 09 Chaitra 19 Sunday
6. Good Friday April 14 Chaitra 24 Friday
7. Buddha Purnima May 10 Vaisakha 20 Wednesday
8. Idu’l Fitr June 26 Ashadha 05 Monday
9. Independence day August 15 Sravana 24 Tuesday
10. Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) September 02 Bhadra 11 Saturday
11. Dussehra September 30 Asvina 08 Saturday
12. Muharram October 01 Asvina 09 Sunday
13. Mahatma Gandhi’s
Birthday
October 02 Asvina 10 Monday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) October 19 Asvina 28 Thursday
15. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 04 Kartika 13 Saturday
16. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e
Milad (birthday of Prophet
Mohammad)
December 02 Agrahayana 11 Saturday
17. Christmas Day December 25 Pausha- 04 Monday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1938
1. New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Sunday
2. Guru Govind Singh’s
Birthday
January 05 Pausha 15 Thursday
3. Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Saturday
4. Pongal January 14 Pausha 24 Saturday
5. Basant Panchami /
Sri Panchami
February 01 Magha 12 Wednesday
6. Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 10 Magha 21 Friday
7. Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Sunday
8. Swami Dayananda
Saraswati Jayanti
February 21 Phalguna 02 Tuesday
9. Holika Dahan/Dolyatra March 12 Phalguna 21 Sunday
1939 SAKA ERA
10. Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi
Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand
March 28 Chaittra 07 Tuesday
11. Hazarat Ali’s Birthday April 11 Chaitra 21 Tuesday
12. Vaisakhi/Vishu April 13 Chaitra 23 Thursday
13. Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Friday
14. Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/
Bahag Bihu (Assam)
April 15 Chaitra 25 Saturday
15. Easter Sunday April 16 Chaitra 26 Sunday
16. Guru Rabindranath’s
birthday
May 09 Vaisakha 19 Tuesday
17. Jamat-Ul-Vida June 23 Ashadha 02 Friday
18. Rath Yatra June 25 Ashadha 04 Sunday
19. Raksha Bandhan August 07 Sravana 16 Monday
20. Janmashtarni (Vaishnav) August 15 Sravana 24 Monday
21. Parsi New Year’s day/Naura August 17 Sravana 26 Thursday
22. Vinayaka Chaturthi/
Ganesh Chaturthi
August 25 Bhadra 03 Friday
23. Onam September 04 Bhadra 13 Monday
24.. Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
(Additional)
September 27 Asvina 05 Wednesday
25. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)
(Additional)
September 28 Asvina 06 Thursday
26. Dussehra (Maha Navmi) September 29 Asvina 07 Friday
27. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 05 Asvina 13 Thursday
28. Karaka Chaturthi
(Karva Chouth)
October 08 Asvina 16 Sunday
29. Deepavali (South India) October 18 Asvina 26 Wednesday
30. Naraka Chaturdasi October 18 Asvina 26 Wednesday
31. Govardhan Puja October 20 Asvina 28 Friday
32. Bhai Duj October 21 Asvina 29 Saturday
33. Pratihar Sashthi or Surya
Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
October 26 Kartika 04 Thursday
34. Guru Teg Bahadur’s
Martyrdom Day
November 24 Agrahayana 03 Friday
35. Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Sunday

Source: DoPT Holidays Order

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Review panel devises 7th Pay commission complexity

Review panel devises 7th Pay commission complexity

New Delhi: The review panel that is examining the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, has formulated a fresh approach to deal with the issue of complexity over implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report.

According to Finance Ministry official involved with the process of 7th Pay Commission recommendations’ implementation, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (review panel) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha has decided to make up pay gap between employees and higher officers and to continue allowances and advances, which was scrapped by the pay commission.

The review panel is now working on an effective mechanism for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report by resolving the issues that arose over pay gap between low paid employees and top level officers as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reportedly asked them for it.

A proposal for raising basic salary of the central government employees by 30 per instead of 14.27 per cent, was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is also under study. This is a very rough average because for low paid employees may get more basic pay hike, officials said on Thursday.
Accordingly, minimum basic salary is likely to hike at least Rs 24,000 from Rs 18,000 recommended by the Seventh pay commission, they added

But the final decision on the row over better pay hike is expected to come from PMO in next month.

People, familiar with the development, told the Sen Times that for the reason the review panel wish a speedy process on the 7th Pay Commission report during their next two meetings.

“The final proposal on the proposed pay matrix for central government employees will be sent to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the next few weeks,” officials told us.

On receipt of the proposal from the review panel it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through Finance Minister, they added.

Under the prevailing circumstances, the central government employees are unlikely to draw salaries under the new pay matrix before August.

Officials, however, said whenever the new pay matrix would come into effect, the central government employees would get their enhanced salaries with effect from next year January 1 but they will get the benefit of allowances like House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance from the date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The complexity over implementation of the new pay commission cropped up soon after the recommendation made by the Seventh Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur.

The central government employees are in for disappointment as the 7th Pay Commission report has been proposed a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay, which is significantly lower than what the 6th pay commission had recommended. Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in basic pay which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008,

The central government employees also prefer continuation of some allowances and advances like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance but the 7th Pay Commission recommended scrapping of those.

The officials also confirmed that the review panel is likely to propose doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by 7th Pay Commission like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.

The Seventh Pay Commission proposed the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000 for the central government employees.

The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended abolition of pay band and pay scales, and replacing them with what is known as a pay matrix. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the pay matrix.

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How did Media arrive the 7th CPC Minimum Pay as Rs.23400?

How did Media arrive the 7th CPC Minimum Pay as Rs.23400?

For the past few days some News Agencies belongs to TV networks are blabbering about 7th CPC Minimum Pay and Implementation.

They repeatedly claimed that Empowered Committee recommends 30% Increase in minimum wage. Thus Minimum Pay will be increased from 18000 to 23400 and highest pay will be increased from 250000 to 325000.

They actually exposing their ignorance by saying 30% increase will increase the Minimum Pay to 23400/-

The 7th CP recommended 14.29 % increase in minimum Pay

The Minimum Pay in Sixth CPC = 7000
Total DA as on 1.1.2016 125% = 8750
Total Pay = 15750
Minimum Pay Recommended by 7th CPC = 18000
Increase Over Sixth CPC Pay = 14.29%

If the Cabinet Committee decides to increase 30% , The Minimum Pay will be Rs. 20475. Rounding of to 1000 may take it to Rs.21000.

How are Some familiar and Established news Media telling that 30% increase will take the Minimum Wage to Rs.23400?

Without knowing the fundamentals of fixing Minimum Pay, they simply calculated 30% increase over Rs.18000 (which already has 14.29% inbuilt increase) and predicted Rs.23400 will be the Minimum Wage. This false news created buss among cg employees. Now everybody talking about Rs.23400 as Minimum Pay.

The NCJCM demanded to fix Rs.26000 as Minimum Wage according to Dr. Akroyd Formula based on the retail prices as on 1.1.2014. This is 65% increase over sixth CPC Minimum Wage +125% DA (7000+8750=15750).

If the government decide to increase the Minimum Wage 30% level, then the Minimum Pay will be Rs.21000 and Fitment factor will be fixed at 3.0.

Source: Govtstaffnews.in

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New Pension Scheme: Guidelines for processing of Family Pension Cases

New Pension Scheme: Guidelines for processing of Family Pension Cases

PENSION FUND REGULATORY
AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
Qutab Institutional Area, Katwaria Sarai
New Delhi~110016

F. No. PFRDA/24/Exit/1

May 26, 2016

Shri Amit Sinha
Executive Vice President,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
1st Floor, Times Tower.
Kamla Mills Compound,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai – 400013

Subject: Guidelines for processing of Family Pension Cases.

Dear Mr Sinha,

This has with reference to regulation 6(e) of the PFRDA (Exit and Withdrawals under NPS) Regulation 2015 relating to family pension and transfer of corpus from subscribers NPS account to government nodal office, if the subscriber or the family members of the deceased subscriber avails the benefit of family pension.

The Authority after examining the issue has finalized the policy with respect to transfer of accumulated pension wealth of the subscribers to government and where the subscribers family has availed the additional relief given by the government in the family of family pension Accordingly, the guidelines for processing of such claims are being enclosed herewith for your guidance and implementation of the same.

Therefore, you are advised to intimate to all the accounting formations under the central government, state governments (excluding the states which have clarified that they do not provide the benefit including Punjab & Sikkim) and autonomous bodies falling under their jurisdiction about the policy guidelines and also the process to be followed

The same shall be made part of the online exit module. In case if you want any clarifications on the matter. you may write back to us

Yours sincerely,
(Venkateswarlu Peri)
General Manager

Enclosure: a/a
CC:
Shri Kamal Chaudary
Chief Executive Officer,
National Pension System Trust,
3’d Floor, Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 3100 016

Guidelines for processing of Family Pension cases

Online processing of Withdrawal request in case family pension is provided by the Nodal Office to the claimant(s)/subscriber(s)
 1. The family member(s)/subscriber(s) who is/are availing Family Pension from will submit the No objection certificate (Annexure-II) to the concerned Nodal Office.

2. Nodal Office will authenticate the Annexure II.

3. Nodal Office shall fill in the declaration form Annexure I & provide necessary authentications.

4. Nodal Office (first User) will login into CRA system to select the option that the family pension is being/ has been granted to the family members of the deceased subscriber or to the subscriber.

5. Nodal office will enter the details of family member(s)/subscriber(s) into the CRA system to whom the family pension is being given (as mentioned under Annexure II).

6. A new field – Nodal Office bank detail will be enabled. Nodal Office will provide its bank details as per Nodal Office Declaration form (Annexure I).

7. Nodal Office (first User) will submit post entering the complete details.

8. Nodal Office (second User) will authenticate and authorise the said request. Claim ID will get generated on successful submission of Withdrawal request.

9. Nodal Office will print the online form dispatch the same along with duly filled attested both the Annexures – I and II to CRA.

10. On receipt of documents, CRA will initiate the withdrawal request in the CRA system.

11. The accumulated pension wealth, of the particular deceased subscriber or the subscriber (in case of disability) for whom the withdrawal request is raised, will be transferred to the Nodal Office bank account as per the settlement cycle.

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Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015 and Fresh Agenda Items to be discussed in 28th SCOVA meeting

Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015 and Fresh Agenda Items to be discussed in 28th SCOVA meeting

F.No. 42/05/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
********

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 22nd June, 2016

 

All the Pensioners Association included in SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

 

Subject:- Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015 and Fresh Agenda Items to be discussed in 28th SCOVA meeting.

 

Please find enclosed herewith copies of ATR on the decision of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13.10.2015 and a list of Fresh Agenda Items to be discussed in the 28th SCOVA meeting to be held on 27.06.2016 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP).

 

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Aadhaar Enrollments for Defence Civilians

Aadhaar Enrollments for Defence Civilians

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)

ADMIN – I SECTION

10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

E-mail ID: cda-cal@nic.in

Website: www.pcafys.nic.in

Phone No: (033) 2248-5077 to 5080 Extn- 329

Fax No: (033) 2248-0991

No. 2390/AEBAS/MO

Dt: 21/06/2016

To

All CFA (Fys),

Bengal Gr., Kanpur Gr., Jabalpur Gr., Dehradun Gr., Ambaghasi Gr., Avagi Gr., Kiskee Gr., Bolangir, Medak

Sub: Aadhaar Enrollments for Defence Civilians

 ****** ******* ******

HQrs. Office vide their letter No. 5049/AT-P/Vol-XXIII Dated- 16.05.2016 has once again called for data on entollment of Aadhaar in respect of Defence Civilian Employees as well as Pensioners for reviewing the progress of “Digital Life Certificate Scheme”, introduced by GOI in November, 2014.

In the process of reviewing the progress of the Scheme, the Defence Secretary in a meeting on 12.03.2015 has directed that CGDA in consultation with UIDAI, RGI and other agencies would get themselves registered as Registers for Aadhaar enrollment in r/o defence civilians. In this regard, a weekly report was introduced vide CGDA’s letter of even no. dated 31.08.2015. The Weekly Report is required to be furnished to the Nodal Office i.e. O/o the CDA (IDS) New Delhi to reflect the correct number of defence civilians for Aadhar seeding/ Enrollment in the following format w.e.f. 31st of May 2016.

Number of Defence Civilians Number of Defence Civilians who have Aadhaar No. Number of Defence Civilians who are not Aadhaar enrolled

Now all Controllers are also required to submit the ibid report on weekly basis. Since no report in this regard is being endorsed to this office till date, it is requested to forward a copy of the weekly report to enable this office for further action at this end.

Further it is observed that marking of attendance through Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System [AEBAS] has since been implemented only in a few Branch Accounts Offices under the Organisation of PCA (Fys) Kolkata the Competent Authority has desired information on the present status on the progress of implementation of AEBAS in the Offices under each Branch Controller.

It is, therefore, requested to inform the present status on enrolment of Aadhaar and implementation of AEBAS in the offices under the Group. In case any difficulty is being faced at any stage i.e. at the time of ‘On Boarding’ or ‘Procurement of Devices’ or ‘Registration’ stage assistance of this office may be sought for accordingly.

[M.C. Chakrabortty]

Controller of Accounts (Fys)

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7th Pay Commission – Recommendation for more Leave and Holidays

7th Pay Commission – Recommendation for more Leave and Holidays

7th-Pay-Commission-leave-holidays

The following paragraphs bring out, the different kinds of holidays and leave admissible, demands received (if any) and views of the 7th Pay Commission on each one of them. 

7th Pay Commission – Recommendation for more Leave and Holidays – Presently Central Government offices observe a five-day week which results in 104 holidays every year on account of weekends.

Presently Central Government offices observe a five-day week which results in 104 holidays every year on account of weekends. In addition, there are three National Holidays, fourteen Gazetted Holidays and two Restricted Holidays. Further, civilian government employees are entitled to 8 days’ Casual Leave, 20 days’ Half Pay Leave (commutable to Medical Leave) and 30 days’ Earned Leave. Besides the above, quite a few other types of leave are admissible.

The following paragraphs bring out, the different kinds of holidays and leave admissible, demands received (if any) and views of the 7th Pay Commission on each one of them. Unless otherwise stated, the existing terms and conditions regulating these holidays and leave shall remain unchanged.

Casual Leave (CL) – Casual Leave is granted to enable a government servant to attend to sudden/ unforeseen needs / tasks. Presently 8 days CL is normally granted to a Central Government employee per calendar year. The number goes up to 10 days for Industrial Workers, 20 days for Defence Officers and 30 days for Defence PBORs. Certain other categories of staff, particularly in the Railways, are granted CL ranging from 11 to 13 days in a year. Demands have been made to increase the number of CL to 15 days for Industrial Workers and 12 days for other employees. CAPFs have also sought parity with defence forces in matters of Casual Leave.

Child Adoption Leave
– This leave is granted to female employees, with fewer than two surviving children on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, for a period of 135 days immediately after the date of valid adoption.

Commuted Leave – Presently, Commuted Leave not exceeding half the amount of half-pay leave due can be taken on medical certificate. A demands have been made to do away with the need for medical certificate.

Child Care Leave (CCL) – Child Care Leave (CCL) is granted to women employees for a maximum period of two years (i.e., 730 days) during their entire service for taking care of their minor children (up to eighteen years of age). There are several demands relating to CCL which include converting the same into “family care” leave, extending the facility to male parents and many representations stressing that it should be extended at least to single male parents. Suggestions have also been received that in cases where the child is differently abled, the clause stipulating that the child should be minor, should be done away with. Single mothers have highlighted their unique problems and requested the Commission for liberalising the grant of CCL. Interestingly, representations have also been made for discontinuance of the CCL, primarily on the grounds that it disrupts office working and also because it promotes gender discrimination.

Earned Leave (EL) or Leave on Average Pay (LAP) – Presently 30 days EL per annum is granted to Civilian employees and 60 days to Defence personnel. EL can be accumulated up to 300 days in addition to the number of days for which encashment has been allowed along with LTC. Suggestions have been made to increase the accumulation to 450 days, allow encashment of 50 percent of the accumulated EL after 20 years of service and delink encashment of leave from LTC.

Paternity Leave – Presently, a male employee with less than two surviving children may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days during the confinement of his wife, up to 15 days before or six months from the date of delivery of child. Paternity leave may also be granted to a government servant with less than two surviving children on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, within a period of 6 months from the date of valid adoption. There are demands to increase the period to 30 days.

Maternity Leave – Maternity leave is granted to women government employees–up to 180 days for pregnancy and 45 days in the entire service for miscarriage/abortion. Maternity leave can be combined with any other leave upto two years without medical certificate. The 7th pay Commission has received representations for enhancement of Maternity leave to 240 days with full pay and further 120 days with half pay.

It is noted that Maternity Leave was raised from 135 days to 180 days and ‘period in continuation’ raised from 1 year to 2 years by the VI CPC. No further increase is warranted. Status quo is recommended.

Special Disability Leave – It is admissible to civilian employees when disabled by injury intentionally or accidentally inflicted or caused by or in consequence of the due performance of official duties or in consequence of official position held. Full pay is admissible for the first 120 days and half pay thereafter. The leave may be combined with any other kind of leave due and admissible, provided the total period of leave does not exceed 24 months.

There are demands to remove the ceiling limit of 24 months–the duration of leave may be left to the discretion of doctor and full pay paid for the entire period.

Source: Patrika.com

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One Rank One Pension – More delay in OROP – Government Gives Six Month Extension to Panel

One Rank One Pension – More delay in OROP – Government Gives Six Month Extension to Panel

With the extension, the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) may take more time as the panel can submit its report by December 14, official sources said.

benefits-one-rank-one-pension

One Rank One Pension – More delay in OROP – The tenure of the committee formed on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has been extended.

The tenure of the committee formed on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has been extended by six months upto the middle of December this year.

The government recently amended the gazette notification issued last year under which the committee headed by former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice (Retd) L Narasimha Reddy was scheduled to submit its report by June 14. With the extension, the implementation of OROP may take more time as the panel can submit its report by December 14, official sources said.

The government had announced implementation of OROP on November 7, 2015 to benefit over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and war widows. The OROP mandates payment of uniform pension to the armed forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which implies that bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals.

The other Terms of Reference of the Committee will continue which include measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of the OROP as notified by the government.

The panel is also looking into the measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-services issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP besides implications on service matters. The Committee is examining all other matter referred to it by the central government on implementation of the OROP or related issues.

In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations, as per its Terms of Reference. The panel, if necessary, may give interim reports to the government on any of the matters related to its terms of reference.

Source: NIE

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Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS Grade of CSSS-Select List Year 2015-reminder-reg

REMINDER-III

No.4/1/2016-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003.
Dated the 23rd June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS grade of CSSS- Select List Year 2015 – regarding.
Reference is invited to this Departments O.M. of even number dated 29.03.2016 and
subsequent reminders dated 13.05.2016 & 08.06.2016 on the above mentioned subject. The requisite information regarding recommendation of DPC for promotion of eligible PAs to PS Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2015 was required to be furnished by the Cadre Units of CSSS in the prescribed proforma by 29.04.2016.

2. The requisite information received from the Cadre Units, as per Annexure, is either incomplete or has not at all been received till date. The non-receipt of this information is delaying the process of finalizing the panel of eligible officers for appointment to PS Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2015.The concerned Cadre Units are once again requested to furnish the requisite information without any further delay.

(AK Saha)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel .No.24622365

Encl:- as above

To
Joint Secretary in charge of(Admn.) of the concerned cadre units.

DoPT Circular

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