Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi

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F.N0.12/18/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7 December, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.
As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s 0.M.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad falls on Tuesday the 13th December, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad will be celebrated on 12th December, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad holiday to 12th December, 2016 in place of 13th December, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.
2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.

(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

DOPT Orders

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Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees-Calendar of Programme to be conducted by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited, Dehradun

No.125/1/2015-16-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 6th December, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees-Calendar of Programme to be conducted by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited, Dehradun.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & Training Office Memorandum of even number dated 26th April 2016 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees. The same may be seen at www.Dersmin.nic.in-Welfare-sportsgeneral/ recent Circulars-miscellaneous.
2. The Department of Personnel & Training has approved the following programme under the Scheme to be conducted by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited, Dehradun during December, 2016 to March, 2017:

Programme Name : Moderate Trekking, River Rafting,Jungle Safari etc. (Rishikesh, Haridwar, Neelkanth, Rajaji National Park)

Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights

Programme dates :
19.12.2016 to 23.12.2016
02.01.2017 to 06.01.2017
09.01.2017 to 13.01.2017
13.02.2017 to 17.01.2017
18.02.2017 to 22.02.2017
06.03.2017 to 10.03.2017
11.03.2017 to 15.03.2017

Batch : Minimum 20 persons
Course Fee : 17550/- per person (reimbursement will be regulated as per para 7.3 of the scheme.)
Contact Person : Shri Rajpal Singh, P.R.O. GMVNL (New Delhi) 9312633180,011 -23350481,011-23326620.
Services : Transportation by 2 x 2 non AC Coach / Tempo Traveler, attached bath accommodation in TRH/Tent, Non Veg/Veg meals, First Aid, Guide services and Rs.1 Lakh personal Insurance high risk policy.

3. The interested Government Employee may approach Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited and submit his/her application directly to them and a copy of the same endorsed to Secretary, CCSCSB, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi. On completion of Adventure Activities, the Government servant concerned will have to be submitted the copy of documents issued by institute as proof of completion of said activity, expenditure details (issued by GMVNL) alongwith Bank Details (Name of Bank, Account Number, Branch Name and IFSC Code) and Aadhar Number for smooth reimbursement of claim.

4. Therefore, it is, requested that the contents of the Scheme may please be disseminated amongst the Central Government employees to avail the benefits of the Scheme and encourage to participate in the Scheme.

 

(Md.Nadeem)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.
To Tel. 011-24646961

Director/Deputy Secretary (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments.

Copy to: Shri Rajpal Singh, P.R.O. GMVNL (New Delhi)

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RSCWS explains the advantages of choosing Importance of Option 1 of 7th Pay Commission for Revised Pension

Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society elaborates advantages for Pre 2016 pensioners in choosing Importance of Option 1 of 7th Pay Commission for Revised Pension

IMPORTANCE OF OPTION 1 OF 7TH CPC FOR REVISED PENSION
- BIG LOSS IN PENSION IF IT IS DENIED

By N. P. MOHAN, President, RSCWS

Most of the Pre 2016 pensioners will suffer heavy loss in Revised Pension, if the Option 1 recommended by the Seventh CPC is denied to them.

It was after 20 years that 7th CPC recommended parity between past pensioners and those retiring after 1-1-2016 under Option 1    which means  consideration of increments earned while in service as detailed in Para 10.1.67 of  the Report. This objective of PARITY (Recommended by Commission after examining all factors in depth in Chapter 10) is fulfilled  only with  the  implementation  of  option  1  without  any  dilution/deviation.  Non implementation of option 1 on the plea of non availability of record in a few cases will have the following adverse effects:

i)    Pre 2006 pensioners, in particular, who are victim of modified parity will suffer a much bigger loss compared to the post 2006 retirees because in their case the basic pension which is multiplied by 2.57 in the interim phase takes into accounts their increments before retirement. This aspect has been examined in the case of Pre & Post S 19 pensioner as an example. From the Table 1 given below, it will be clear that  the  reduction  in  pension  for  post  2006  pensioner  is  of  a  uniform  small magnitude as compared to the loss increasing exponentially with each increment lost in case of pre 2006 pensioner. Similar is the case in other scales also

ii)  7th   CPC  has  considered  pre  2016  pensioners  as  one  homogeneous  group  (Para10.1.53 refers). It means that all pre 2016 pensioners have to be treated alike. But with denial of option 1, pre 2016 pensioners will get divided into two groups i.e. Pre 2006 and Post 2006 Pensioners – which violates the settled law of equality between the equals.

iii) In  many  cases,  Option  3  gives  much  lower  pension compared  to  option  1 recommended  by  7th   CPC.  This will  be  clear  from  Table  2  below.  Where  a comparison has been made between two options.

Enlcs: 2 Tables

TABLE- 1 SHOWING LARGE REDUCTION IN REVISED PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS COMPARED WITH POST-2006 PENSIONERS IF OPTION 1 IS DENIED ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF LEVEL 11 (Scale S 19 – PB3)

POST 2006  PENSIONER

PRE 2006
PENSIONER

Increments

Pay with increments
@ 3% pa

Corres- ponding Existing pension(col. 2/2)

Revsd pensionwith MF of
2.57

Pension for
L 11 as per matrix table

Reductionin pension with denial of Option 1 (col 5-4)

Revsd pensionwith MF of 2.57

Reductio
n in pension with denial of Option 1 (col 5-7)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

0

25200

12600

32382 33850

1468

32382 1468

1

25956

12978

33353 34850

1497

32382 2468

2

26735

13367

34354 35900

1546

32382 3518

3

27537

13768

35385 37000

1615

32382 4618

4

28363

14181

36446 38100

1654

32382 5718

5

29214

14607

37540 39250

1710

32382 6868

6

30090

15045

38666 40450

1784

32382 8068

7

30993

15496

39826 41650

1824

32382 9268

8

31923

15961

41021 42900

1879

32382 10518

9

32880

16440

42251 44200

1949

32382 11818

10

33867

16933

43519 45550

2031

32382 13168

11

34883

17441

44824 46900

2076

32382 14518
1. From the above table it will be clear, that pre-2006 pensioners, as victims of Modified Parity will stand to lose more in pension compared to post -2006 pensioners if Option 1 of counting increments is not accepted by Govt.
2. The loss in pension for post 2006 pensioners is in the range of Rs.1700 (from 1468 to a max of 2076 as per col. 6) only and is nearly constant , whereas for pre-2006 pensioners  the loss in pension increases  by almost Rs.1000/- for every one increment (Refer cols. 6 & 8).
3. For example, the loss suffered in pension of pre 2006 pensioner in losing 5 increments works out to 6868 as against 1710 for post 2006 pensioner.

N. P. MOHAN 29-9-2016

TABLE 2 SHOWING REVISED PENSION OF SCALE S 29-PB 4 (LEVEL 14) PENSIONERS OF 4th CPC REGIME
WITH & 3rd  OPTION BASED ON NOTIONAL PAY OF SUCCESSIVE PAY COMMISSIONS
(Para 5 of minutes of meeting  held on 6th October, 2016) vs  OPTION 1 BASED ON INCREMENTS EARNED

Pay on retirement

Notional pay-5th CPC

Notional pay-6th CPC (Fitment table-6th CPC)

Notional pay-7th CPC with MF OF
2.57-3rd option
(col.3xMF)

Operative
Pay of col. 4 in the next cell of pay matrix (MOF OM dt   25-7-
2016)

Pay based on option
1 with increments
( as per pay matrix)

Pension as per option 3 (col.5/2)

Pension as per option 1 (col.6/2)

Loss of
Revised pension if Option 1 is not given (Difference between Option
1 &  3)
(col.8-7)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

5900 18400 54700 140579 144200 144200 72100

72100

0

6100 18400 54700 140579 144200 148500 72100

74250

2150

6300 18400 54700 140579 144200 153000 72100

76500

4400

6500 18900 56050 144049 144200 157600 72100

78800

6700

6700 18900 56050 144049 144200 162300 72100

81150

9050

6900 18900 56050 144049 144200 167200 72100

83600

11500
7100 19400 56050 144049 144200 172200 72100

86100

14000
7300 19400 56050 144049 144200 177400 72100

88700

16600
NOTE: 1.3rd Option is not suitable at all. The loss in pension is clear from col. 9.
2. Notional pay in 6th CPC in col. 3 has been taken from the Fitment table issued by MOF (DOE) on 30-8-2008.
-  Compiled by: N. P. MOHAN 24-10-2016

Source : RSCWS

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29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Honorable MOS (PP)

F.No. 42/16/2016-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: 30th Nov, 2016

To

All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP)-reg

The 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare is scheduled to he held shortly. The date, time and venue of the meeting will be intimated shortly. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

2. It is therefore requested to provide the following requisite information through hard copy as well as e-mail:

(a) Suggest fresh items/issues, if any, for inclusion in the agenda to be discussed for the proposed meeting,. Kindly do not send those agenda items which have already been discussed in the previous SCOVA meetings and on which final decision/action has already been taken. Your response in this regard may please he sent to this Department latest by 5th December, 2016 to enable us to finalise the agenda items. Minutes of the previous SCOVA meetings are available on the website of this Department i.e www.pensionersportal.gov.in

(b) Because of the consideration of space. only one representative of your organisation may attend the above said meeting. Confirmation of participation and the name of the participant may kindly be intimated in advance to the undersigned by fax/e-mail.

3. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Download DP&PW SCOVA meeting resolution F.No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G) dated 30.11.2016

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Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel. PG & Pensions
Department ef Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market,

New Delhi, the 30th November. 2016

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations Of Seventh pay Commission, orders for revision Of pension Of pensioners w.e.f.1.1 .2016 have been issued on 4.8.2016.

2. The following categories of pensioners arc drawing provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules based 0n their pre-revised pay/pension:-

(i) Retired before 1.1 .2016 and sancüoned provisional pension under Rule-69 of CCS (Pension) Rules on account of departmental/judicial proceedings or suspension.

ii) Suspended before 1.1.20t6 ard sanctioned provisional pension under Rule.69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on retirement on or after 1.1.2016.

3. The provisional pension sanctioned in the above cases may be revised in the normal course in accordance With the instructions contained in this Department’s NO.38/37/2016- dated 4.8.2016 issued for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of’ Finance ID No. J(21)/EV/2016 Dated 24.1 1.2016.

Hindi version will follow.

(Harjit Singh)
Director

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

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7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3 by RSCWS for revised Pension as per 7th CPC recommendations as an alternate to Option 1 recommended by 7th Pay Commission

INTERPRETATION OF PROPOSED OPTION 3 FOR REVISED PENSION HOW FAR IS IT AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPTION 1 RECOMMENDED BY 7Tth CPC? By N. P. MOHAN, President, RSCWS

The most significant recommendation of 7th CPC is to bring parity between past pensioners with those retiring after 1-1-2016 (Para 10.1.67). A long standing demand of the pensioners, who have been the victim of Modified Parity in the last two decades from 1-1-1996 (5th CPC), has been addressed by the Commission The parity is sought to be achieved by the recommendation of Option 1 for revised pension which provides for consideration of increments earned in the last Level by a pensioner while in service. Recognizing the delay in checking record for ascertaining the increments for implementation of this option, revised pension in the interim phase was recommended to be fixed by multiplying the pension fixed after 6th CPC by MF of 2.57 (Option 2). This option has already been implemented.

While accepting the above recommendations, Govt. had constituted a 5 member Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) to examine the feasibility of implementation of Option 1. The Committee in its meeting with JCM on 6th October has suggested an alternative option (Option 3) to overcome the difficulty of tracing record in some cases. It has been indicated in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting “that the Committee has found that the alternative method of arriving at notional pay in Seventh CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and giving 50% of this as pension to be beneficial to all pensioners in comparison to the fitment method.”

Dispensation of revised pension under alternative Option 3 will depend on the decision of the Govt on the recommendations of this Committee. The impact of Option 3 as understood from the proposal of the Committee mentioned in above is reflected in the 3 tables indicating the revised pension.

EXAMPLE OF REVISED PENSION UNDER OPTIONS 1 & 2 of 7th CPC & OPTION 3 BASED ON NOTIONAL PAY IN SUCCESSIVE PAY COMMISSIONS
(As proposed in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting of Feasibility Committee held with JCM on 6-10-2016)

FOR PENSIONERS RETIRING IN 5TH CPC REGIME (1.1.1996 TO 31-12-2005) FROM SCALE S 13 (7450-11500)-LEVEL 7 Average Pay on retirement Pension after 5th CPC (Higher of Mod. Parity or
with factor of 2.26) – whichever is higher Notional pay-6th CPC (As per Fitment table-6th CPC) Notional pay-7th CPC with MF OF 2.57-3rd option (col.2xMF) Pay in the next cell of 7th CPC Pay Matrix- 3rd Option

Pay based on option 1 with no. 0f increments (7th CPC pay matrix- (7th CPC pay matrix- Level 7)Revised Pension as per Option 3 (col.4/2) Revised Pension as per Option 1 (col.5/2)
Revised Interim Pension as per Option 2 of 7th CPC (Col.2×2.57)

 

1

2

3
18460

4

5

6
44900

7

8

9

7450 9230 47442 47600 23800 22450 23721
7675 9230 18880 48522 49000 46200 24500 23100 23721
7900 9230 19300 49601 50500 47600 25250 23800 23721
8125 9230 19720 50680 52000 49000 26000 24500 23721
8350 9436 20144 51770 52000 50500 26000 25250 24249
8575 9690 20550 52814 53600 52000 26800 26000 24903
8800 9944 20970 53893 55200 53600 27600 26800 25556
9025 10198 21390 54972 55200 55200 27600 27600 26210
9250 10453 21810 56052 56900 56900 28450 28450 26863
9475 10707 22230 57131 58600 58600 29300 29300 27516
9700 10961 22650 58211 58600 60400 29300 30200 28170
9925 11215 23070 59290 60400 62200 30200 31100 28823
10150 11470 23480 60344 60400 64100 30200 32050 29477
10375 11724 23900 61423 62200 66000 31100 33000 30130
10600 11978 24320 62502 64100 68000 32050 34000 30783
10825 12232 24740 63582 64100 70000 32050 35000 31437
11050 12487 25160 64661 66000 72100 33000 36050 32090
11275 12741 25580 65741 66000 74300 33000 37150 32744
11500 12995 25990 66794 68000 76500 34000 38250 33397
NOTES:- 1. This table is illustrative under option 3 which is as per understanding of the proposal indicated by the Feasibility Committee based on Notional pay fixation in successive Pay Commissions.

2. Actual fixation of revised pension will depend on Govt’s decision in the matter.

3. The figures of revised pension under Option 1 (Col. 8) are for each stage of increment.
Compiled by: N. P. Mohan, President, RSCWS

Source : RSCWS

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GUIDELINES OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOR PENALTIES IN BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH ENTITIES

GUIDELINES OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOR PENALTIES IN BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH ENTITIES

(A) Introduction
A.1 It is imperative that the highest standards of propriety be maintained throughout the process of procurement of defence equipment.

A.2 The procurement process needs to proceed without loss of credibility and therefore, there is a need to put in place appropriate measures to deal with acts of impropriety.

A.3 The following paragraphs lay down the policy and guidelines for Levy of Financial Penalties and/ or Suspension/Banning of business dealings with entities seeking to enter into contract with/having entered into a contract for the procurement of goods and services by the Ministry of Defence.

A.4 In applying the measures provided for under the guidelines, the concerned authorities shall be guided by the need to ensure probity, transparency, propriety and compliance in the defence procurement process. Equally, the concerned authorities shall also ensure fairness, impartiality, rigour and correctness in dealing with entities, keeping in view the overall security interests of the country.

(B) General
B.1 Ministry of Defence will include Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Departement of Defence Research & Development, HQ, IDS, Armed Forces Headquarters and their attached/subordinate offices.

B.2 “Entities” will include companies, trusts, societies, as well as individuals and their associations with whom the Ministry of Defence has entered into, or intends to enter into, or could enter into contracts or agreements.

B.3 All firms/companies which come within the sphere of effective influence of the entities shall be treated as its allies firms. In determining this, the following factors may be taken into consideration:-
(i) Whether the management is common or the majority interest in the management is held by the partners or directors of the entities.
(ii) Majority shares are owned by the entity, their directors/shareholders and by virtue of this it has controlling voice.

B.4 Effect of actions, viz., levy of financial penalties and/or suspension/banning of business dealings with an entity in accordance with these guidelines may, with the approval of the competent authority also apply when an entity participates in the procurement process as member of consortium.

B.5 The competent authority for the purpose of these guidelines will be Raksha Mantri.

B.6 The Competent Authority may constitute Committees as necessary, to examine and make recommendations on any matter provided for under the guidelines.

(C) Causes for Suspension and Banning of Business Dealings with Entities
C.1 The competent authority may levy financial penalties and/or suspend/ban business dealings with an entity for one or more of the grounds listed below:-
a) Violation of Pre-Contract Integrity Pact (PCIP) (where such PCIPs are entered into between the Ministry of Defence and an entity).

b) Resort to corrupt practices, unfair means and illegal activities during any stage of bid/contract to secure a contract, even in cases where PCIP is not mandated.

c) Violation of Standard Clause in the contract of agents/agency commissions.

d) If national security considerations so warrant.

e) Non-performance or under performance under the terms and conditions of contract(s) or agreement(s) not covered in grounds listed in (a) to (c) above in accordance with provisions in contract or agreement.

f) Any other ground for which the competent authority may determine that suspension or banning of business dealings with an entity shall be in the public interest.

(D) Suspension
D.1 Suspension of business dealing with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority pending a full proceeding into allegations or facts related to any grounds enumerated in paragraph C.1 (a) to (f) above.

D.2 The competent authority may suspend business dealings with an entity when it refers any complaint against the entity to CBI or any investigating agency or when intimation is received regarding initiation of criminal investigation or enquiry against any entity.

D.3 An order of suspension of business dealings with an entity will be issued for such period as the competent authority may deem fit. The period of suspension shall not ordinarily exceed one year. A review of the Order of suspension of business dealings with an entity shalll be undertaken within six months of the issue of such an Order and before expiry of the period specified therein. The suspension of an entity may be extended beyond the period of one year, on the order of the Competent Authority for subsequent periods of six months each. The total period of suspension of business dealings with an entity shall not exceed the maximum period of banning of business dealings with an entity for the same cause of action.

(E) Effect of Suspension of Business Dealings with an Entity
E.1 An order of suspension of business dealings with an entity shall result in immediate ineligibility of the entity from participating in future bids. No RFP will be issued to such an entity.

E.2 Any on-going procurement process, where L1 determination has not yet been done, will be progressed after excluding the bid involving an entity with which business dealings are suspended. In case there are only two bidders, one being the entity with which business dealings are suspended, the procurement will be progressed as per extant provisions of DPP after excluding such an entity.
E.3 Any on-going procurement process where the lowest bid involves the entity with which business dealings are suspended by order of competent authority, will be held in abeyance till decision of revocation of such order or banning of business dealings with the entity or till expiry of the validity of the existing bid, whichever is earlier. Extension of the validity of the bid involving such entity will not be permitted. On expiry of the bid validity, the procurement process will be terminated and fresh procurement process, if required, may be initiated. In cases of operational urgency, the procurement process may be foreclosed prior to the expiry of the bid validity and a fresh process initiated, excluding the entity with which business dealings are suspended.
E.4 Order of suspension of business dealings with an entity may be extended to its allied firms by specific order of the competent authority.

(F) Banning of Business Dealings with an Entity/Debarment of an Entity
F.1 Banning of business dealings with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority on acceptance of misconduct related to any of the grounds enumerated in paragraph C.1 (a) to (f) above by the entity or establishment of such misconduct by a competent court/ tribunal/ authority
F.2 Banning of business dealings with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority on receipt of information regarding filing of charge-sheet in the court of law by CBI or any other investigating agency.
F.3 The order of banning of business dealings with an entity will be issued for such specified period as the competent authority may deem fit. For the grounds listed in paragraph C.1 (a) to (d) above, the period of banning of business dealings with an entity shall not be less than five years. For the grounds listed in paragraph C.1 (e) and (f) above, banning of business dealings may be resorted to if, in the view of the competent authority, the grounds for action are such that continuation of business dealings with the entity would be detrimental to public interest. In such cases, the period of banning of business dealings with an entity shall not ordinarily exceed three years. The period of Banning of business dealings with an entity in both the categories will be inclusive of period of suspension of business dealings with an entity, if any, for the same cause of action. In exceptional cases and those involving national security considerations the competent authority may order a longer period of banning of business dealings with an Entity, as deemed appropirate.

(G) Effect of Banning of Business Dealings with an Entity/Debarment of an Entity
G.1 An order of banning of business dealings with an entity shall result in immediate ineligibility of the entity, from participating in future bids of a specified period with effect from the date of such order. No RFP will be issued to such an entity.
G.2 Any on-going procurement process where L1 determination has not yet been done will be progressed after excluding the bid involving entity with which the business dealings are banned. In case there are only two bidders, one being the entity with which business dealings are banned, the procurement will be progressed as per extant provisions of DPP after excluding such an entity.
G.3 Any on-going procurement process where the lowest bidder involves an entity with which business dealings are banned, will be terminated and fresh procurement process, if required, may be initiated.

G.4 Orders of banning of business dealings with an entity may be extended to its allied firms by specific order of the competent authority.
(H) Employees / Agents of an Entity

H.1 Any employee or agent of an entity, who is convicted for any act of impropriety, will not be allowed to engage in any bid process in any capacity with the Ministry of Defence, any time in the future.

H.2 Any employee or agent of an entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned and who is involved in a case of alleged impropriety for which investigation or judicial proceedings is in progress, will not be allowed to engage in any bid process in any capacity with the Ministry of Defence even after the expiry of the period of suspension / banning of business dealings with the entity.

(I) Miscellaneous
I.1 The entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned, may with the approval of competent authority, participate in the future RFPs for spares, upgrades, maintenance etc for the equipment/weapon systems supplied earlier by it, if the equipment which is the object of the Contract is a proprietary item and there are no available alternate sources of supply.

I.2 In cases wherein Transfer of Technology (ToT)/Licensed production has been taken in the past for manufacturing of equipment/weapon systems in India from the entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned, may with the approval of the competent authority, participate in the future RFPs related to components/ rotables/ additional items of such equipment/ weapon systems for which the TOT/Licensed production has been taken.

I.3 Any contract(s) related to the procurement process(es) in connection with which business dealings with an entity have been suspended will be held in abeyance. Any contract(s) related to the procurement process(es) in connection with which business dealings with an entity have been banned, shall be cancelled. However, other contracts involving such entity shall continue unless a decision to the contrary is taken by the competent authority, on a case by case basis.

I.4 If it becomes necessary on grounds of national security and operational preparedness / export obligations, to deal with an entity with which business dealings have been suspended or banned, in a procurement process and which is the only source that can supply/manufacture an equipment/weapon systems, the Competent Authority will be approached for approval of issuance of RFP or conclusion of contract with such an entity. Certificates (as provided in Annexure-I) signed by the Vice Chief of the service concerned / CISC / Additional Secretary (Defence Production) will be placed before the Competent Authority. SHQ / Department of Defence Production may propose special conditions to conclude a contract with such an entity.

I.5 The entity with which business dealings have been suspended or banned will not be permitted to transact contracts or agreements under a different name or division either through a transfer of assests of such an entity to another legal entity or otherwise.

I.6 An updated list of entities with which business dealings have been suspended or banned by the competent authotity and/or against which financial penalties have been imposed shall be maintained on the official website of the Ministry of Defence.

(J) Application
J.1 These guidelines shall come into force with immediate effect.

Annexure-I

(Refers to Para-1.4 of draft Guidelines)

CERTIFICATE***
1) The
…………………………………………………………………………………. [equipment/weapon system] is inescapably required for national security and operational preparedness / export obligations and no other alternative/combination of equipment/weapon system can fulfil the requirement.

2) The …………………………………………………………………………………………….. [equipment/weapon system] is not availbale from any other source.

3) It is absolutely necessary to deal with …………………………………………………………………………… [name of the entity] with which business dealings have been suspended or banned for meeting the instant requirement.

**Certificates as above, signed separately by the Vice Chief of the Service concerned / CISC, are to be placed before the Competent Authority.
**Certificate for inescapable requirement on account of export obligations, signed by AS (DP) is to be placed before the Competent Authority.

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Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Railway Board Circular on Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Ministry of Railways has issued a Circular on Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 137/2016

No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-05

New Delhi, dated 29 .11.2016.

The General Managers(P)/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc.

Sub: Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff who opt for voluntary retirement.

Ref: Board’s letter no. E(NG)I-2009/RE-3/9 dated 05-10-2011.

Vide DC/JCM item no. 25/2004, PNM/NFIR Item No. 8/2015 and PNM/AIRF Item No. 46/2012, recognised staff Federations have demanded that 55% of Pay Element be reckoned for computing retirement benefit for those running staff who have been medically decategorised and decide to take Voluntary Retirement instead of opting for redeployment in an alternative stationary post.

2. The issue has been examined in Board’s office, and it is observed that the issue is governed under the provisions contained in Board’s letter referred to above. To address the specific aspect brought out by Federations, it has been decided that whenever a medically decategorised running staff governed by RS(PR)1993. who has rendered the prescribed qualifying service opts for Voluntary Retirement either on his own or within a period of one month from the date of offer of the first alternative post, his pension may be computed with addition of 55% Pay Element. This 55% benefit will be reckoned after deducting the 30% Pay Element fixation benefit if granted already as per Board’s letter dated 05-10-2011 referred to above.

3. In case such staff does not give option of Voluntary Retirement within the outer limit period of one month specified herein above. it will be deemed that the staff has accepted the alternative appointment offered and in this case, retirement benefits will be governed by extant instruction on the issue whenever he superannuates or opts for Voluntary Retirement thereafter.

4. The period of one month to opt for Voluntary Retirement for those medically decategorised running staff, who have already been offered the alternative posts, will start from the date of issue of this letter.

5. The above clarification shall take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

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

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Director/Pay Commission,
Railway Board.

Download RBE No. 137/2016 No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-05, dated 29.11.2016.

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Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced today as a holiday for its offices under the Negotiable Instruments Act, as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A Government Order (GO) said the notified public holiday will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards.

“Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 read with Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20-25-26, Public-1, dated 8th June 1957 the Government of Tamil Nadu hereby declares that Tuesday, the 6th of December, 2016 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to the late Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” it said.

The day will be also treated as a paid holiday for all industrial employees on regular work charge and industrial establishments and the labour hired on daily wages, it said.

The government also issued another order declaring three days holidays for “all educational institutions” starting today.

The holidays were being declared “as a mark of respect” to the late leader, the GO said

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7CPC – Pay hike after implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission

7th CPC – Govt will consider the report of Committee, says in Parliament

Pay hike after implementation of 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1526

ANSWERED ON-29.11.2016

Pay hike after implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission

1526 . Dr. Sanjay Sinh

(a) the salient features of the Seventh Central Pay Commission;

(b) the percentage of increase in the salaries of employees after the implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission;

(c) the percentage of increase in the salaries of employees after the fourth, fifth and sixth Central Pay Commission;

(d) whether the extent of pay hike this time is very less as compared to the previous pay hikes; and

(e) whether Government would reconsider it in view of the resentment among employees and pay anomalies?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a): The Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) has recommended the minimum pay of Rs. 18,000 per month and uniform fitment factor of 2.57 for all employees. The system of Pay Band and Grade Pay has been replaced with separate Pay Matrices for Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Services personnel. The Commission has recommended abolishing 52 allowances and subsuming of another 36 allowances either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances. Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by a Risk and Hardship Matrix. The Commission has also recommended revised pension formulation for all personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016 to bring about complete parity of past pensioners with current retirees.

(b) to (e): Salary of all employees will increase by at least 14.29 per cent after the implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) recommendations. The 7th CPC has mentioned that increases given in Minimum Pay were 27.6%, 31.0% and 54.0% by Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Central Pay Commissions, respectively. The anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC will be examined by the Anomalies Committee which has already been constituted. Based on the report of the Committee, the matter will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken.

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7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has got 2 months extension to issue the higher allowances notification under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday on condition of anonymity.

“The October-November month is the scheduled for issuing notification for the Finance Ministry, but the time was extended by 2 months because the cash crunch on account of demonetisation, which is taking time to get normality.

Therefor,unless the banks can begin to function with a modicum of efficiency, the government will not issue notification on higher allowances to save demonetisation chaos,” the official said.

He further said “the issue of increased financial activities after demonetisation compels the government to keep in abeyance to issue higher allowances notification for getting normalized the position and it is likely to issue from January next, after the the cash crunch will ease.

However the government wants to issue the higher allowances notification speedily in a time bound manner.”

The committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said in October, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

The government constituted the committee on allowances in June headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance.

“The committee has been asked to submit its report within four months and it was ready to submit its report in advance but the government intends to accept the report after December 30, deadline for depositing demonetised notes,” the official said.

Existing allowances are now being paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

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Government asks staff to become ambassadors for digital push

New Delhi: Government has asked its employees to maximise use of debit cards for personal transactions and become ‘ambassadors’ for promoting digital payments.

The Finance Ministry has asked all ministries/departments to encourage their employees to make use of debit cards for personal transactions instead of cash, an official statement said.

It said that given the progress made in banking technology, it is assumed that each employee would be in possession of a debit/ATM card linked to his/her bank account.

“Ensuring and encouraging government employees to maximise the usage of debit cards for personal related transactions instead of cash would go a long way, with the employees serving as ‘ambassadors’ for the digital push, and also motivate, encourage the general public in taking up the cause,” the ministry added.

Government and PSUs have been disbursing salaries to majority of their employees through electronic mode into their bank accounts.

The ministry said that in the recent years, advancements in banking technology, progress in mobile banking and innovative technologies to facilitate digital payments have enabled large number of small denomination transactions to be handled smoothly in electronic mode.

Following the announcement of demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes on November 8, the government has been taking a slew of measures to promote digital transaction.

While the Finance Ministry has asked public and private sector banks to waive off transaction costs for all payments made through debit cards, the Road Transport Ministry has asked vehicle manufacturers to provide a digital tag on all new cars for e-payments at toll plazas and check posts.

The Finance Ministry has also asked government departments to liaise with their accredited banks and set up special camps to ensure that all its employees are in possession of debit cards.

It also asked other ministries/departments to issue similar advisories to their attached offices, PSUs and autonomous bodies.

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High Court asks RBI to consider issue of salary payment to teachers

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the RBI to consider the issue of payment of salaries to aided school teachers since it is disbursed through district cooperative banks which have been prohibited from depositing and exchanging old currency notes.

The Mumbai, Solapur, Nashik and Pune District Central Cooperative Banks had approached the high court challenging the RBI circular of November 14, restricting them from exchanging or depositing old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, which were declared as illegal tender under the government’s demonetisation move on November 8.

Solapur co-operative bank counsel V M Thorat today informed the court that the bank receives around Rs 95 crore from the state government for salaries of teachers in aided schools, but due to the circular the bank is not able to disburse the amount.

A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Anuja Prabhudessai asked the Reserve Bank to consider the issue.

“RBI needs to consider this issue. We cannot take this matter up on merits as the Supreme Court is already seized of the main contentions raised in the petitions, but this particular issue about teachers’ salaries can be looked into,” Justice Oka said.

“It is common knowledge that teachers of aided schools get their salaries from cooperative banks. We want to know how teachers will get their salaries now,” the court said.

Thorat informed the bench today that the banks have filed application in the apex court seeking clarification on whether the high court can hear the matter.

“The application along with the transfer petition filed by the Union government seeking for all petitions filed on the demonetisation issue to be heard by SC itself is posted for hearing on December 9,” the counsel said.

The high court then adjourned the cooperative banks petitions to December 14.

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7th Pay Commission Anomaly Committee – Agenda Item relates to Disability Pension

7th Pay Commission Anomaly Committee – Agenda Item relates to Disability Pension

Agenda for 1st Anomaly Committee of 7th CPC is given below:

AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION IN THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 11.00 A.M. ON 01.12.2016 UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY, DoPT)

The Agenda for discussion pertains to the issue of demand of Defence Forces Personnel for restoration of the percentage-based methodology for the calculation of Disability Pension to the Defence Forces Personnel. The 7th CPC has recommended a slab-based methodology for calculation of Disability Pension for them. As per their demand, while the 7th CPC has recommended slab-based system for calculation of Disability Pension for the Defence Forces Personnel, it has not made any recommendation for the civilians which continues to be percentage-based. Therefore, their contention is that the proposed slab-based Disability Pension system will lead to an anomaly between the Civilian side and the Defence Forces Personnel.

It has been decided to refer the matter for urgent consideration before the National Anomaly Committee.

2. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on this issue is contained in para no. 10.2.55 which is at Annexure-I.

3. The justification for the recommendation given by the 7th CPC in paras 10.2.49 to 10.2.51 are at Annexure-II, III & IV.

4. The representatives from the Defence Forces Personnel in a meeting held on 11.11.2016 have inter alia contended that:

a) That the 7th CPC-recommended slab-based Disability Pension System will, if implemented, lead to an anomaly between the civilian side and the Defence Forces Personnel because the civilian side will continue to be governed under a percentage- based system.
b) The basis of the 7th CPC recommendations for introduction of the slab-based system for the Defence Forces Personnel, viz. that the percentage of officers retiring with disability element has increased, is erroneous. According to their contention between 5th & 6th CPC, the number of retirement cases with disability element has, in fact, fallen as below:

Rank 5th CPC Regime Range (Slab Based) 6th CPC Regime Range (Percentage Based)
Lt. Col. 12% to 38% 7.5% to 21.2%
Col. 4.8% to 24.9% 3.3% to 23.3%
Brig. 4% to 17% 2.7% to 21.6%
Maj. Gen. 4% to 17.5% 0% to 16.5%
Lt. Gen. 10% to 50% 0% to 15.4%

c) 7th CPC has erroneously assumed that the slab-based system would benefit the lower ranks by narrowing down the gap between the maximum and the minimum. As per their conclusion, except for benefitting a miniscule number of Defence Forces Personnel who would get invalidated out in the lower ranks of service, the slab- based system would be detrimental to most ranks in all superannuation cases.

5. Point-wise inputs on the contention received from the D/o Ex-Servicemen Welfare at Annexure-V are briefly as under:

a) 7th Pay Commission has recommended slab-based system for disability element of disability pension for Defence Forces Pensioners. However, the 7th CPC has not made any recommendation for the civilians. The existing system of disability on percentage-based system would, therefore, continue in civil side. This has led to an anomalous
situation.

b) A comparative statement indicating the percentage of retirees with disability during 5th CPC era when slab-system was prevalent vis-a-vis retirees with disability during 6th CPC when percentage system was placed, is as under:

Ranks Percentage of retirees with disability during 1996 to 2005 (5th CPC)

 

Percentage of retirees with disability during 2006 to 2015 (6th CPC)
Lt. Col/Equivalent 2.04%-18.3%
7.5%-21.2%
Colonel / Equivalent 1.56%-17.38%
3.3%-23.3%
Brigadier / Equivalent 2.08%-17.42%
2.7%-21.6%
Major

General / Equivalent

0.0%-11.27%
0.0%-l 6.5%
Lt. General/Equivalent 0.0%-21.88%
0.0%-15.4%

It could be seen from the data given by CGDA office that percentage of retirees for commissioned officers have increased in 6th CPC regime vis-a-vis 5th CPC.

c) Pre 2016 retirees 

The comparison between slab and percentage system of disability element for pre-1.1.2016 retiree pensioners have been made with reference to pay last drawn by migrating the same in 7th CPC pay structure and also by working out the disability element by linking the same with revised sendee pension under 7th CPC. The statements indicating rank wise, qualifying sendee wise status in both the said
scenario are attached as Annexure- V(‘D’ and ‘C’) respectively. The statement indicates that all commissioned officers are at disadvantage in case the slab recommended by 7th CPC is implemented. However, in case of JCO/ORs, lower ranks are getting benefited under slab rates.

Further the details of 1,09,988 JCO/OR retirees have also been analyzed on actual basis as data for these pensioners were readily available. It could be seen from the outcome tabulated as Annexure-V(‘D’), that lower ranks of JCO/OR are getting benefited especially Sepoy, Naik & Naib Subedar. Out of 1,09,988 records of JCO/OR processed, 85,640 (77.86%) pensioners would get benefited under slab rates. It is also
intimated to the Ministry that pension for all pre-1.7.2014 retirees have been revised under OROP orders. It has been observed/analyzed that the pension of JCO/OR pensioners who are drawing pension on OROP rates (pre-2006 retirees and post-2006 retirees who retired upto 2009-10), are getting benefitted under slab rates of disability pension.

Post 2016 retirees 

For post-1.1.2016 retirees, no comparison has been made as notification relating to pay entitlement are not yet finalized. However, based on the recommendations of 7th CPC, it could be visualized that future progression in new pay structure percentage-based system would definitely be beneficial for post-7th CPC retirees in all ranks.

6. The matter is placed before the National Anomaly Committee for consideration.
Annexure-‘I’

Para No. 10.2.55 

The feature that stands out when the historical evolution of the regime relating to disability pension is studied is the shift from slab-based system to a percentage based disability pension regime consequent to the implementation of the 6th CPC’s recommendations. This move has been contrary to the tenets of equity insofar as treatment of disability element between Officers and JCOs/ORs is concerned borne out by the fact that the ratio of maximum to minimum quantum of compensation for
disability across the ranks is now disproportionately high at 8.6. The Commission is, therefore, of the considered view that the regime implemented post 6th CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommends a return to the slab-based system. The slab rates for disability element for 100 percent disability would be as follows:

Rank
Levels
Rates (in Rs. per month)
Service Officers
10 and above
27,000
Honorary Commissioned Officers
Subedar Major/Equivalent
6 to 9
17,000
Subedar/Equivalent
Naib Subedar/Equivalents
Havildar / Equivalents
5 and below
12,000
Naik/Equivalents
Sepoy Equivalents
Annexure-‘II’

10.2.49: The notable facts about the disability payout regime are:

a) There was a gradual rationalization in the number of slabs from eight, prior to 3rd CPC to three after the 4th CPC.

b) The ratio of maximum to minimum quantum of compensation for disability across the ranks witnessed a decline from 4.85 prior to the 3rd CPC to 1.67 post 5th CPC. As a consequence of the implementation of the recommendations of the percentage based system based on the 6th CPC Report the ratio of the maximum to minimum was reversed and now stands at 8.60.

c) Implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations resulted in a substantial increase in tire disability element. For 100 percent disability, at the minimum level, i.e., for ORs, it went up from Rs. 1,550 to Rs. 3,138, i.e., a little over double and at highest level amongst officers from Rs. 2,600 to Rs. 27,000, i.e., by 10.38 times.

d) Disability pension consists of two elements viz., service element and disability element. While the service element was linked with the qualifying service, disability element was not. Therefore, for the same level of disability, the service officer invalided out and one who served on and retired in due course, got the same quantum of disability element.

Annexure-‘III’

10.2.50 To examine the recent trends in disability cases, the Commission sought data and further clarifications with regard to all cases of pensioners with disability
element. The total number of pensioners superannuating with disability element, each year, from 2007-08 to 2013-14, as provided by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) is tabulated below:

Financial Year JCOs/ ORs Commissioned Officers Total Total JCO/OR Retirees Total Officer Retirees
2007-08
9,355
285
9,640
49396
2096
(18.9)
(13.6)
(18.7)
2008-09
6,908
318
7,226
50913
2118
(13.6)
(15.0)
(13.6)
2009-10
2,644
284
2,928
39133
1712
(6.8)
(16.6)
(7.2)
2010-11
1,840
316
2,156
38209
1678
(4.8)
(18.8)
(5.3)
2011-12
4,765
321
5086
48201
1626
(9.9)
(19.7)
(10.2)
2012-13
5,837
327
6,164
53446
1643
(10.9)
(19.9)
(11.2)
2013-14
4,037
318
4,355
55901
1606
(7.2)
(19.8)
(7.6)

Annexure-IV

10.2.51:- The following trends are discernible:
a. As a percentage of the total officer retirees, the number of officers retiring with disability has increased in 2013-14, as compared to 2007-08 (13.6 percent to 19.8 percent).
b. The percentage of JCOs/ORs retiring with disability is, on the other hand, decreasing (18.9 percent to 7.2 percent).
c. The percentage of officers retiring with disability is considerably higher than JCO/ORs retiring with disability.
ANNEXURE-V
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)

Subject: 1st Anomaly Committee Meeting to be held on 1/12/2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P) on calculation of Disability Pension for Defence Forces personnel as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 11/2/2016-JCA(Pt) dated 15th November 2016 on the above subject.

2. Point-wise inputs for the agenda note on the issues raised by the representatives from the Defence Force Personnel raised in the meeting held on 11.11.2016 are as under:

(a) 7th Pay Commission has recommended slab based system for disability element of disability pension for Defence Forces Pensioners. However the 7th CPC has not made any recommendation for the civilians. The existing system of disability on percentage based system would therefore continue in civil side. This has led to an anomalous
situation.

(b) A comparative statement indicating the percentage of retirees with disability during 5th CPC era when slab system was prevalent vis-a-vis retirees with disability during 6th CPC when percentage system was placed , is as under:

Ranks Percentage of retirees with disability during 1996 to 2005(5th CPC) Range of retirees with disability during 2006 to 2015(6th CPC)
Lt. Col/ Equivaqlent
2.04%-18.3%
7.5%-21.2%
Colonel/ Equivalent
1.56%-17.38%
3.3%-23.3%
Brigadier/ Equivalent
2.08%-17.42%
2.7%-21.6%
Major General/ Equivalent
0.0%-11.27%
0.0%-16.5%
Lt. General/ Equivalent
0.0%-21.88%
0.0%-15.4%

It could be seen from the data given by CGDA office that percentage of retirees for commissioned officers have increased in 6th CPC regime vis-a-vis 5th CPC.

(c) Pre 2016 retirees 

The comparison between slab and percentage system of disability element for pre- 1.1.2016 retiree pensioners have been made with reference to pay last drawn by migrating the same in 7th CPC pay structure and also by working out the disability element by linking the same with revised service pension under- 7th CPC. The statements indicating rank wise, qualifying service wise status in both the said scenario are attached as Annexure – B & C respectively. The statement indicates that all commissioned officers are at disadvantage in case the slab recommended by Seventh CPC is implemented. However in  case of JCO/ORs, lower ranks are getting benefitted under slab rates.

Further the details of 1,09,988 JCO/OR retirees have also been analysed-on actual basis as data for these pensioners were readily available. It could be seen from the outcome tabulated as Annexure – D, that lower ranks of JCO/OR are getting benefitted especially Sepoy, Naik & Naib Subedar. Out of 1,09,988 records of JCO/OR processed, 85,640 (77.86/0) pensioners would get benefitted under slab rates. It is also intimated to the Ministry that pension for all pre-1.7.2014 retirees have been revised under OROP orders. It has been observed/analysed that the pension of JCO/OR pensioners who are drawing pension on OROP rates (pre-2006 retirees and post- 2006 retirees who retiree upto 2009-10), are getting benefited under slab rates of disability
pension
.

Post 2016 retirees
For post-1.1.2016 retirees, no comparison has been made as notification relating to pay entitlements are not yet finalized. However, based on the recommendations of 7th CPC, it could be visualized that future progression in new pay structure percentage based system would definitely be beneficial for post-7th CPC retirees in all ranks.

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary (Pen/Policy)

Shri D K Sengupta
Deputy Secretary
DoPT, North Block, New Delhi

 

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Applicability of the revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding

Finance Ministry clarification on the Applicability of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in respect of Autonomous/Statutory Bodies

Department of Expenditure issued a communication regarding Applicability of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in respect of Autonomous/Statutory Bodies

F. No. 1/1/2016-E.III (A) (eFTS-298581/2016)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th November 2016

Subject: Applicability of the revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding.

All the Financial Advisors of various Ministries/Departments under the Central Government are aware that the recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions are not directly applicable in case of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. Therefore, once the recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions are accepted and implemented by the Central Government in respect of Central Government employees, separate orders are issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, regarding extension of the orders applicable to the Central Government employees to the employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded [controlled by the Central Government, based on the stipulations and conditions laid down therein. This was the practice adopted at the time of the 4th, 5th & 6th Pay Commissions. A reference is made to this Ministry’s OM No. 7/23/2008~E-IIIA dated 30.9.2008 issued at the time of 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. No orders have so far been issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in regard to applicability of the orders issued by the Government regarding revised pay scales based on the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. The matter is under consideration. As and when a decision is taken regarding applicability of the revised pay scales based on the 7th Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government in respect of the Central Government employees, in case of such employees, appropriate orders will be issued for its applicability in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. Till such time, revised pay scales shall not be extended in respect of such employees.

3. This issues with the approval of Finance Secretary.

(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Brief of the 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

Brief of the 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

Sub: Brief of the 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

The first meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P), Government of India, to discuss the issue of calculation of Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel as per recommendations of the 7th CPC, which was attended by the Member Staff Railway Board and the Secretaries from other departments of the Government of India.

AIRF was represented by the undersigned and Com. J.R. Bhosale, Treasurer AIRF while Army personnel were represented by the officials of all the three wings of the defence. At the outset, I urged upon the Secretary (DoP&T), to frame the definition of the “Anomaly”, which has been already demanded by the Staff Side, NC/JCM.

This is in respect of report of the VII CPC, which has granted slab system on Disability Pension for the Defence Personnel, which was far short of the existing disability pension for the army officers. We explained the life of the army personnel and their cases of disability in the enemies’ action.

After threadbare discussions we urged upon the Official Side to see that there is no drop in the disability pension for any of the categories of the army personnel and paramilitary forces, rather they should be well compensated for their best they are giving for defending our motherland.

Source: AIRF

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1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

The 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 01.12.2016 on the anomaly of calculation of the disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel as per the recommendations of the 7th CPC. The representative of the Armed Forces made a presentation in the meeting demanding that the recommendations of the 7th CPC to grand disability pension on a slab system if implemented will lead to an anomaly between the civilian side and the Defence Forces Personnel because the civilian side will continue to be governed under a percentage based system. After studying the presentation, the Staff Side of NC-JCM has suggested that the slab system will be beneficial to the lower Rank personnel and hence both the slab system and percentage system may be accepted by the Govt. on an optional basis, alternatively the slab amount recommended by 7th CPC can be increased to avoid the anomalous situation. Secretary (P) informed that the issue would be further studied in consultation with CGDA.

Source: Confederation

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AICPIN for October 2016

AICPIN for October 2016 : All-India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 2001=100)

Item General Index
Jan-16 269
Feb-16 267
Mar-16 268
Apr-16 271
May-16 275
Jun-16 277
Jul-16 280
Aug-16 278
Sep-16 277
Oct-16 278
Nov-16
Dec-16
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Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees

Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees

F.No.25(30)/E.Coord/2016

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, December 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees

In the recent years advancements in banking technology, progress in mobile banking and innovative technologies to facilitate digital payments have enabled large number of small denomination transactions to be handled smoothly in electronic mode. The Government of India has taken policy decisions encouraging cashless/electronic transactions.

2. In its endeavour on moving towards electronic payments, Central Government Ministries/Departments have been crediting the salary and other payments for the majority of its employees electronically, direct into the designated bank accounts of the employees. Given the progress made in banking technology, it is assumed that each employee would be in possession of a Debit/ATM card linked to his/her bank account. Ensuring and encouraging government employees to maximise the usage of Debit cards for personal related transactions instead of cash would go a long way serving with the employees serving as ‘ambassadors’ for the digital push and also motivate, encourage the general public in taking up the cause.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to encourage their employees to make use of Debit Cards for personal related transactions instead of cash Ministries/Departments should liaise with their accredited banks and set up special camps to facilitate obtaining of and ensure that all its employees are in possession of Debit Cards. Ministries/Departments may also issue similar advisories to their attached/subordinate offices, PSI’s, Autonomous Bodies etc.

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(H.Atheli)
Director

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NFIR writes to 7th CPC Implementation Cell regarding specific allowances

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3,CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (IMPL)/Allowances/2016

Dated: 29/11/2016

The Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) 7th CPC,
Room No. 214, Ashoka Hotel,  Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021

Dear Sir,
Sub: 6th Meeting of Committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances-reg.

In the meeting held on 28th November, 2016 in Room No. 169-D (Fresco), 1st Floor, North Block, New Delhi, the General Secretary, NFIR Shri M. Raghavaiah has at the outset invited attention of the Chairman to the Meeting held on 1st September, 2016 wherein it was suggested by the Chairman that the Federations may send their list containing department specific Allowances to the concerned Administrative ministries. He said that the NFIR has accordingly given the list to the Railway Board as well as to the Chairman, Railway Board on 08th & 09th September, 2016 respectively. He further requested that the Pay Commission’s recommendation vide Para 8.2.25 that any Allowance not mentioned and hence not reported to the Commission shall cease to exist, should be rejected by the Government out right as in the Railways, there are specific Allowances which have been sanctioned in the System’s interest.

The General Secretary/NFIR M. Raghavaiah has explained in the meeting, the views of the Federation on Railways’ specific allowances as below:

(i) PCO Allowance (Serial No. 11 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).

The PCO Allowance is unique for Workshops/Productions Units in Railways as the staff in PCO are being deprived of incentive bonus and for compensating the said loss, PCO Allowance has been granted and continued since decades. The 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendation for reducing the percentage of PCO Allowance is unjustified and it would therefore be necessary to allow 7.5 & 15% of 7th CPC Basic Pay as PCO Allowance for eligible staff in GP 4600 & 4200 respectively.

(ii) Shoe Allowance for Track Maintainers (Serial No. 17 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways)
The nature of duties of Track Maintainers is such, that the uniform presently provided will not last beyond three months due to field working conditions, exposure to dust, heat, rain, winds etc. It would therefore be necessary to grant Rs. 10,000/- towards Dress Allowance for Track Maintainers (subsuming Shoe Allowance). Similarly, Running Staff in Railways should also be granted not less than Rs. 10,000/- towards Dress Allowance.

(iii) ASV Allowance (Serial No. 19 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).

The Account Stock Verifiers of Railways are expected to conduct Stock Verification of Stores, materials etc., at various remote places on Indian Railways throughout the year (covering over 66,000 kms). Considering the peculiar nature of duties, outdoor work and unlimited duty hours away from their headquarters stations, these staff have been granted ASV Allowance to motivate them and volunteer for the post of Stock Verifier. The Railway Board Chairman in his speaking order vide No. PC-VI/2001/R/I dated 07/06/2001 had mentioned the difficult nature of duties being performed by the staff and for the said purpose this Allowance has been granted. Hence this Allowance needs to be retained and enhanced further.

(iv) Breakdown Allowance (Serial No. 20 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
In the interest of Railways, the Breakdown Allowance has to be retained and enhanced substantively as the staff nominated are expected to report within 45 minutes of the siren/hooster given and proceed to the site of accident/tracks breaches, sites where OHE wires snapped for restoring the services.

(v) Coal Pilot Allowance (Serial No. 21 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
This Allowance needs to be continued considering the fact that the staff are directly connected with movement of coal from collieries and perform duties in all weather conditions. It is requested to enhance the Allowance suitably.

(vi) Flying Squad Allowance (Serial No. 22 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
The recommendation of Pay Commission for abolition of this Allowance is irrational and illogical. The Ticket Checking Staff in Flying Squads are playing very crucial role in preventing Ticketless travel, unauthorized entry of anti-social elements and also levy penalty on Ticket Fare for realization of dues to the Railways. This Allowances needs to be retained and improved further.

(vii) Handicapped Allowance (Serial No. 23 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
Abolition of Handicapped Allowance in the case of physically challenged, orthopedically challenged and staff suffering from spinal deformity is an unjustified recommendation by the Pay Commission. The Federation further cites the decision of the Apex Court allowing the Allowance in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 107 of 2011 – decided on 12/12/2013. It would therefore, be necessary to retain the Allowance and enhance the same further.

(viii) Operation Theatre Allowance (Serial No. 24 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
This Allowance needs to be continued for motivating the staff Nurses to perform duties in ICU/Operation Theatres. The Railway Ministry had in fact agreed with NFIR’s demand and accordingly proposal was sent to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare/Ministry of Finance. The Abolition of Allowance recommended by the Pay Commission needs to be rejected for retaining and improving the Allowance.

(ix) Night Patrolling Allowance (Serial No. 25 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
In view of duties and responsibilities of Patrolmen as placed below, the Night Patrolling Allowance should be retained and substantially improved.
(a) Walk to and fro over the beat in accordance with the chart pertaining to his “patrol-section” looking out for subsidence, slips, signs of erosion, trees blown across the track during storms or any other causes likely to endanger the safety of line. Bridges and their approaches should be especially watched.
(b) Apprehend damage to line when
(i) the flood exceeds danger level at any of the bridges
(ii) when there is damage to the protection work or on approaches even before danger level is reached.
(iii) the water on one side of the embankment is at a much higher level than on the other side.
(iv) when any obstruction such as a fallen tree is blocking the water-way of a bridge.
(v) the track shows signs of a settlement
(c) Take immediate steps in accordance with Para 1011 to stop trains when any portion of the line is likely to be rendered unsafe due to abnormal rain or flood or any other cause.
(d) When no danger is apprehended, stand on the cess on the left hand side facing the train and exhibit his number place, turning the light of his lamp on to it, so that the number can be seen from the passing train. He should also blow the whistle, when the engine and the brake-van of the train pass him.
(e) Obtain the signature of the Station Master/ Block Hut-in-charge on duty at the Station/Block Hut concerned for his arrival and departure and exchange patrol books with adjacent patrolmen.
(f) Exchange the reports as to the conditions on their beats with adjacent patrol men and stationary watchmen on the way.
(g) Heed instructions from drivers who may report a condition of danger at a kilometrage and proceed to the place indicated and take necessary measures.
It is of supreme importance that patrolmen and watchmen thoroughly understand what they have to do in the event of emergency. In the event of an emergency the patrolmen should devote their whole time and energy to the protection of the line and summoning of assistance. Having protected the line and summoned assistance, they should resume their patrolling.

(x) Rajdhani Allowance (Serial No. 27 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
The 7th CPC recommendation for abolition of the Allowance is not in the interest of Railways, as the Train Superintendent of Rajdhani Express Train Performs duties as Captain of the train controlling on-board staff of all departments and monitoring punctuality, Safety & Security of passengers as well their comforts. As these staff perform duties as incharge of the entire train, the Allowance has been granted for motivating them to opt for the post. Hence the 7th CPC recommendation for abolition should be rejected and Allowance be further improved.

(xi) Track Maintainers Risk & Hardship Allowance (Serial No. 5 of the chart of common issues relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
The recommendation of 7th CPC for Risk & Hardship Allowance based on the Cell R3H2 (Rs. 2700/- p.m.) may be accepted and the recommended Allowance be granted. The Track Maintainers presently paid Special Level Crossing Gate Allowance for manning level crossing gates also should be paid this Allowance mentioned in Cell R3H2 (Rs. 2700/- p.m.).

(xii) Daily Officiating Allowance (Serial No. 6 of the chart of common issues relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
This Allowance needs to be continued as the system cannot afford to keep the safety and operational posts unmanned even for a single day. The system of granting of Daily Officiating Allowance has been in vogue in terms of Rule 1427 of the Indian Railways Establishment Code Vol.II. Railways being an operational system, working round the clock, this concept of payment of Daily Officiating Allowance has been working satisfactorily. It would therefore be necessary to retain and enhance the rates of Daily Officiating Allowance.

The General Secretary, NFIR M. Raghavaiah has also brought to the notice of the Chairman of the Meeting that in Railways Special Allowance for announcing duties has been in vogue. He cited an example of Station Master performing announcing duties in addition to his designated duties of Train Operations etc. Such Allowances are required to be retained and revised upwardly.
The General Secretary, NFIR also mentioned that Train Controllers Allowance recommended by the 7th CPC be accepted. He further suggested to consider grant/improvement of Special Allowances in the case of following categories in Railways:
(a) Loco Pilots,
(b) Assistant Loco Pilots,
(c) Guards,
(d) Training Allowance be revised to 30% of 7th CPC Pay
(e) In Railways, Cycle Allowance may be retained and revised.
Concluding his views, M. Raghavaiah expressed confidence that the Committee Chaired by Finance Secretary would favourbly recommend the proposals made by the Federation as placed above.

He also requested that the above points may be made part of the minutes of the meeting held on 28/11/2016

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

Source: NFIR

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