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Implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations of Dress Allowance – regarding wearing of Uniform

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7th CPC Dress Allowance – regarding wearing of Uniform

F.No.12-6/2017-UPE
Government Of India

Ministry Of Communications & IT
Department Of Posts
(UPE Section)

Sansad Marg,Dak Bhawan,New Delhi.
Dated:19th April,2018

To
All heads of circles/Units

 Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission Recommendations of Dress Allowance – regarding wearing of Uniform

Madam/Sir (s)

I am directed to say that as per the recommendation of 7th CPC, the Government vide DoE’s OM No.19051/1/2017-E.IV dated 02-08-2017 has decided to provide Rs.5,000/- as dress allowance per year to the staff for the purchase of uniform. The circle office has to ensure that all employees should wear the new khakhi colour dress on duty as approved by this Department.

A report regarding progress of wearing of the new dress on duty since April,2017 onwards may kindly also be furnished immediately.

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(Prabhudas Xalxo)
Asstt Director General (Bldg)
Ph:011-23096037

7th CPC Dress Allowance

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Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHl-110066
PHONES:26174596,26174450,26174438

CPAO/1T&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.Vol-III (D)/2017-18/12

19.04.2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC .

7th CPC Pension Revision cases are to be settled in a time bound manner. This office is receiving more than 3000 pension revision cases on daily basis. However, it has been observed that about 5 to 10 percent cases are returned by this office to PAOS due to Various discrepancies. The reasons to return are indicated by this office in each case. To facilitate the PAOs, a list of common mistakes made by PAOs has been prepared and enclosed herewith at Annexure-A.

In view of above all the PAOs are requested to ensure that 7th CPC revision cases are sent correctly to CPAO to speed up the processing of the same in a time bound manner.

Encl: As abov

(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph No 011‐26103074

ANNEXURE-A

  1. DATE OF DEATH OF PENSIONER NOT MENTIONED IN COLUMN 3(b. (FAMILY PENSION CASE)
  2. APPLICABILITY OF COMMUTED PENSION MAY BE CHECKED WHETHER ITIS APPLICABLE OR NOT.
  3. CLASS/CATEGORY OF PENSI0N UNDER COLUMN 1(g) MAY BE CHECKED.
  4. NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN UNDER COLUMN 3(e) MAY BE CHECKED.
  5. PAY/NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN IN COLUMN 3(e) ,DOES NOT MATCH WITH PAY FIXED UNDER 7th CPC AS SHOWN IN COLUMN 4(a).
  6. LEVEL AND INDEX UNDER COLUMN 4(a)MAY BE CHECKED.
  7. BASIC PENSI0N IS NOT MATCHING WITH THE LAST PAY DRAWN AS PER 7TH CPC.
  8. PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL-13 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPTT OF EXPENDITURE) RESOLUTION DATED‐ 16.05.2017
  9. PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL‐ 14 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF DEPTT.OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE OM DATED- 13.09.2017

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7th CPC CEA: Total Claim for Academic Year 2017-18

7th CPC CEA: Total Claim for Academic Year 2017-18

Children Education Allowance: CEA is paid to government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. Before VI CPC recommendations, the scheme was known as Children Education Assistance and provided at the following rates:

Component Class 1 – X Class XI-XII Requirement
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee  40 50
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee for Disabled and mentally retarded children 100 100
Children Education Allowance 100 100 In case the government employee is compelled to send his child to a school away from the Station of his posting
Hostel Subsidy 300 300 In case the employee is obliged to keep his children in a hostel away from the Station of his posting and residence on account of transfer.

 

The VI CPC rationalized the structure to the following:

Component Recommended rate Remarks
Children Education Allowance  Rs.1500 pm  Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy  Rs.4500 pm  Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel Subsidy shall increase by 25%

 

7th Pay Commission recommended as follows:

Component Recommended rate (pm) Remarks
Children Education Allowance  Rs.1500 x 1.5 = 2250  Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy  Rs.4500 x 1.5 = 6750 (ceiling)  Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel Subsidy shall increase by 25%

The allowance will continue to be double for differently abled children.

Simplification of Procedure for Reimbursement: This is a major area of concern. Many representations have been received by the Commission wherein employees have stated that due to cumbersome procedures, reimbursement has been held up for years. Another issue is the kind of voucher which will be accepted and which kind of voucher will not. The issue has been examined, and the apprehensions expressed are not without merit.

It is recommended that reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year). For CEA, a certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned in the table above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

The Central Government has decided and notified the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

The total re-imbursement amount can be claimed per child per year:

Re-imbursement Per Child Per Year
M/Y CEA HS DAC
Apr-17 1500 4500 3000
May-17 1500 4500 3000
Jun-17 1500 4500 3000
Jul-17 2250 6750 4500
Aug-17 2250 6750 4500
Sep-17 2250 6750 4500
Oct-17 2250 6750 4500
Nov-17 2250 6750 4500
Dec-17 2250 6750 4500
Jan-18 2250 6750 4500
Feb-18 2250 6750 4500
Mar-18 2250 6750 4500
Total 24750 74250 49500

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7th CPC Pay Fixation Tables: Promoted from Level 1 to 2

7th CPC Pay Fixation Tables: Promoted from Level 1 to 2

7th CPC Pay Fixation Tables: Pay Fixed on the Date of Promotion or Date of Next Increment

Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP as per FR22(I)(a)(1) after 7th Pay Commission is regulated by the Rule13 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016. This Rule regulates the Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP to all Central Government Employees to permit to fix their pay on the date of promotion itself and also opts to pay fixation from the Date of Next Increment (DNI).

Pay Fixation on Promotion Date: A Government servant is promoted, will first be given one increment in the current level. Then he will be placed, equal to or next higher matrix pay in the promoted level.

Pay Fixation on Increment Date: A Government servant may allowed to fix his pay from the Date of his Next Increment (either 1st July or 1st January) as per recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. A Government servant is promoted, then, from the date of promotion till his Increment Date (either 1st July or 1st January), he shall be placed at the next higher cell in the promoted level. And then, on Increment Date his pay will be re-fixed and 2 increments (One Annual Increment and another Promotional Increment) will be granted in the same level, and he will be placed at the next higher cell in the promoted level.

We provide a ready reckoner table for promotees from level 1 to level 2. Table describes in two parts such as ‘Pay Fixed on Promotion Date’ and ‘Pay Fixed on Increment Date’

Level – 1 (GP 1800) to Level-2 (GP 1900)
Fixed on Promotion Date Fixed on Increment Date
Index Level – 1 Level – 2 Pay on PD Pay on DNI Pay on PD Pay on DNI
1 18000 19900 19900 20500 19900 19900
2 18500 20500 19900 20500 19900 19900
3 19100 21100 19900 20500 19900 19900
4 19700 21700 19900 20500 19900 19900
5 20300 22400 21100 21700 20500 21700
6 20900 23100 21700 22400 21100 22400
7 21500 23800 22400 23100 21700 23100
8 22100 24500 23100 23800 22400 23800
9 22800 25200 23800 24500 23100 24500
10 23500 26000 24500 25200 23800 25200
11 24200 26800 25200 26000 24500 26000
12 24900 27600 26000 26800 25200 26800
13 25600 28400 26800 27600 26000 27600
14 26400 29300 27600 28400 26800 28400
15 27200 30200 28400 29300 27600 29300
16 28000 31100 29300 30200 28400 30200
17 28800 32000 30200 31100 29300 31100
18 29700 33000 31100 32000 30200 32000
19 30600 34000 32000 33000 31100 33000
20 31500 35000 33000 34000 32000 34000
21 32400 36100 34000 35000 33000 35000
22 33400 37200 35000 36100 34000 36100
23 34400 38300 36100 37200 35000 37200
24 35400 39400 37200 38300 36100 38300
25 36500 40600 38300 39400 37200 39400
26 37600 41800 39400 40600 38300 40600
27 38700 43100 40600 41800 39400 41800
28 39900 44400 41800 43100 40600 43100
29 41100 45700 43100 44400 41800 44400
30 42300 47100 44400 45700 43100 45700
31 43600 48500 45700 47100 44400 47100
32 44900 50000 47100 48500 45700 48500
33 46200 51500 48500 50000 47100 50000
34 47600 53000 50000 51500 48500 51500
35 49000 54600 51500 53000 50000 53000
36 50500 56200 53000 54600 51500 54600
37 52000 57900 54600 56200 53000 56200
38 53600 59600 56200 57900 54600 57900
39 55200 61400 57900 59600 56200 59600
40 56900 63200 59600 61400 57900 61400

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7th CPC Disability Pension

7th CPC Disability Pension

Disability Pension

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended the following on disability pension:- The Commission is of the considered view that the regime implemented post 6th CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommended a return to the slab based system. The slab rates for disability element for

100 percent disability would be as follows:-

Ranks Levels Rate per month (INR)
Service Officers 10 and above 27000
Honorary Commissioned Officers
Subedar Majors / Equivalents 6 to 9 17000
Subedar / Equivalents
Naib Subedar / Equivalents
Havildar / Equivalents 5 and below 12000
Naik / Equivalents
Sepoy / Equivalents

The above recommendation was accepted and Resolution dated 30.09.2016 issued accordingly.

The 6th CPC dispensation of the calculation of disability element on percentage basis, however, continued for civil side which resulted in an anomalous situation. The issue was accordingly referred to the Anomaly Committee. The Anomaly Committee recommended that parity with civilians for grant of disability element which was granted to the Defence Forces Personnel under 6th CPC may be maintained which was approved by the Cabinet. Government order in this regard has been issued on 4th September, 2017.

Source: Lok Sabha

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Equal Basic Pension Under 7th CPC

EQUAL BASIC PENSION UNDER SEVENTH CPC

The 7th Central Pay Commission had recommended two formulations for revision of pension of employees who retired before 01.01.2016 and the employees were given option to choose whichever

formulation was beneficial. As per the first formulation, the Commission recommended for revision of pension based on notional pay arrived at by adding the number of increments an employee had earned in the appropriate level while in service.

This formulation was later on examined by a Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare. The Committee recommended that instead of counting of increments earned in the retiring scale and applying directly to the 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix, a more scientific and rational method would be to refix pay in each successive Pay Commission as per the formula for revision of pay right up to the 7th Pay Commission.

This method of fixing notional pay and pension would benefit a larger number of pensioners as compared to the increment method which benefits only a select segment of pensioners who served for a longer period in the retiring scale without being promoted to a higher grade. This has been accepted by the Government and appropriate orders have been issued.

Source: Lok Sabha

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7th CPC Revision of Pay of Scientists of ICAR

7th CPC Revision of Pay of Scientists of ICAR

INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
KRISH BHAWAN, NEW DELHI-110001

 F. No. 1(4)/2017-Per.IV

Dated: March 27th, 2018

To

The Directors/Project Directors of ICAR Research Institutes/N RC s/Project Directorates/Bureaux

 

Subject :- Revision of Pay of Scientists of ICAR in light of scheme of revision of pay of teachers in Universities notified by MHRD vide notification dated 02.11.2017 following revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on recommendations of VIIth CPC.

 

Sir,

I am directed to state that Indian Council of Agricultural Research (lCAR) has decided to revise the pay scales of Scientists in light of scheme of revision of pay of teachers in Universities notified by MHRD vide notification No.1-7/2015-U.II(l) dated 02.11.2017 following revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on the recommendations of the VIIth CPC. as accepted by the Government of India. The revised pay scales and other provisions are as under:

 

2. Revision of Pay Scales:

2.1 The revised pay scales shall be exactly similar to the revised pay scales given as per the M/o HRD letter dated 02.11.2017 strictly in accordance with the equation between the existing pay scales in case of ICAR Scientists and the pay scales applicable to teachers under the UGC framework immediately before 01.01.2016. and no deviation is allowed.

 

2.2 For fixation of pay of Scientists in the Pay Matrix as on 01.01.2016. the existing pay (Pay in the Pay Band plus RGP) in the pre-revised structure as on 31.12.2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Research Level corresponding to the Scientists” Pay Band and RGP in the new Pay Matrix (Annexure – I).  If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Research Level. that Cell shall be the Revised Pay: otherwise the next higher Cell in that Research Level shall be the Revised Pay of the Scientist. If the figure arrived at in this manner is less than the first Cell in that Research Level. then the Pay shall be fixed at the first Cell of that Research Level.

 

If a situation arises whenever more than two stages are bunched together. one additional increment equal to 3% may be given for every two stages bunched. and pay fixed in the subsequent Cell in the Pay Matrix.

 

2.3 The revised pay scales are as under:

2.3.1

Revision-of-Pay-of-Scientists-of-ICAR

2.3.2

Revision-of-Pay-of-Scientists-of-ICAR

3. Implementation Date:

The date of implementation of the above revised pay shall be 1st January 2016.

 

4. Incentives for higher qualifications:

The incentive structure is built-in in the pay structure itself wherein those having M.Phil or PhD. degree or other higher qualifications will progress faster under CAS. Therefore. there shall be no incentives in the form of advance increments for obtaining the degrees of M.Phil or PhD or other higher qualifications.

 

5. Date of Increment:

5.1 The annual increments to each scientist would move up in the same Research Level. with a scientist moving from the existing Cell in the Research Level to the immediate next Cell in the same Research Level

 

5.2 There shall be two dates for grant of increments namely. 1st January and 1st July of every year. instead of existing date of 151 July. provided that a scientist shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment or assessment promotion.

 

6. Fixation of Pay on Promotion:
When an individual gets a promotion. his/her new pay on promotion would be fixed in the Pay Matrix as follows:

On promotion. the scientist would be given a notional increment in his existing Research Level of Pay. by moving him/her to the next higher Cell at that level. The pay shown in this Cell would now be located in the new Research Level corresponding to the post to which he/she has been promoted. If a Cell identical with that pay is available in the new level, that Cell shall be the new pay; otherwise the next higher Cell in that level shall be the new pay of the scientist. If the pay arrived at in this manner is less than the first Cell in the new level. then the pay shall be fixed at the first Cell of that level.

 

7. Allowances for Scientists in ICAR:

As per Deptt. of Expenditure. Ministry of Finance ID Note No. 1(6)/E.III B/2017 dated 20.03.2018, revision of allowances including NPA shall not be made at present. and the same would be taken up for consideration only after allowances are revised by M/o HRD in case of teachers of Universities/Colleges under UGC framework. Therefore, all allowances will continue to be paid at the existing pay structure. as if. the pay had not been revised with effect from 01.01.2016.

 

8. Age of Superannuation:

The existing age of superannuation of ICAR scientist is 62 years and the same will continue.

9. 30% of the additional financial impact would be met by ICAR from its own resources.

 

10. An undertaking shall be taken from every employee to the effect that any excess payment made on account of incorrect fixation of pay in the revised Research Pay Level or grant of inappropriate Research Pay Level and Pay Cells or any other excess payment made shall be adjusted against the future payments due or otherwise to the beneficiary.

 

11. Appropriate action may be taken to revise the pay of the Scientists at the Institutes as per the terms and conditions laid down herein and in accordance with the instructions issued by Government of India from time to time and in consultation with the concerned Internal Finance Division/Unit.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority after concurrence of Deptt. of Expenditure. Ministry of Finance vide ID Note No. l(6)/E.III B/2017 dated 20.03.2018.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Chabbilendra Roul)
Special Secretary, DARE &
Secretary, ICAR

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Cabinet Cabinet approves revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories

Cabinet

Cabinet approves revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories

11 APR 2018

 
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories. It will bring the pay and allowances of LGs at par with that of the Secretary to the Government of India.

 

Details:

The Cabinet has approved the proposal for increasing the pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories with effect from 1st January, 2016 from Rs.80,000/- per month plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs.4,000/- per month and local allowances to Rs. 2,25,000/- plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs.4,000/- per month and local allowances at the same rate as applicable to the officers of the rank of Secretary to the Govt. of India It will be subject to the condition that the total emoluments (excluding sumptuary allowance and local allowances) shall not exceed the total emoluments drawn by the Governor of a State.

 

Background:

The pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories remain at par with those of officers of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. The pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories was last revised with the approval of the Cabinet with effect from 1st January, 2006 from Rs. 26,000/- (fixed) per month to Rs.80,000/- (fixed) per month plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs.4,000/- per month and local allowances.

 

The pay of officers of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India has been revised from Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 2,25,000/- per month with effect from 01.01.2016 as per CCS (Revised) Pay Rules, 2016.

 

Source: PIB

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7th Pay Commission Reports, some question raised in lok sabha

7th Pay Commission Reports, some question raised in lok sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 568
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Pay Commission Reports

JOSE K. MANI
Will the Minister of

FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

A Statement is laid on the Table of the House

Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 568 dated 06.04.2018 raised by Shri Jose K. Mani regarding Pay Commission Reports

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

Loksabha

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Payment of arrears arising out of leave salary consequent to the implementation of the report of 7th CPC for the period from 01/01/2016 and onwards – denial of payment on Zonal Railways

7th CPC Payment of arrears arising out of leave salary – NFIR

NFIR

No. I/3/Part I

Dated: 04/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Payment of arrears arising out of leave salary consequent to the implementation of the report of 7th CPC for the period from 01/01/2016 and onwards – denial of payment on Zonal Railways.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the provisions contained in Para 924 read with Sub-Para (iv) of IREM Vol. I wherein it has been stipulated that when Running Staff are on leave (including Casual Leave), they shall be paid leave salary based on the Basic Pay plus 30% thereof and other Allowances including DA/ADA due on the Basic Pay plus 30% thereof. Reports continued to be received from many zones that the arrears arising out of leave salary as a result of implementation of 7th CPC with effect from 01/01/2016 are not being paid to the Running Staff more particularly the West Central Railway.

In this connection, Federation also invites kind attention of the Railway Board letter No. E(P&A)II-2016/FE.2/5 dated 16/10/2017 (RBE No. 148/2017) wherein instructions were issued for reckoning of 30% pay element for calculation of leave salary on 6th CPC pay, to the Running Staff during the period 0l/01/2016 to 31/08/2008 on raising the issue by NFIR through PNM agenda item No. 57/2016 at the level of Railway Board. Unfortunately, similar instructions have not been issued for payment of leave salary taking into account 30oh of pay element to the Running Staff consequent to implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC w.e.f. 01/01/2016 with the result running staff are not being paid leave salary on Zonal Railways reckoning 30% pay element on 7th CPC Pay in the absence of Board’s instructions.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above facts and issue suitable instructions to the Zonal Railways for reckoning 30% pay element for payment of leave salary (7th CPC Pay) to the Running Staff w.e.f. 01/01/2016 and onwards. A copy of the instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

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Source: NFIR

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Grant of Advances 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants

7th CPC : Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

7th-CPC-House-Building-Advance-HBA-Railway-servants

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No.F(E)Spl./2008/ADV.3/6(7th CPC)

The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

New Delhi,
Dated:28.03.2018

Subject: Grant of Advances Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

 

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05.12.2017 on the above cited subject(vide which, the revised provisions relating to the grant of House Building Advance (HBA) as issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing III Section) vide their OM No.1.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III dated 09.11.2017 pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations, were mutatis-mutandis made applicable to Railway employees.

2. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide their OM dated 31.01.2018 (copy enclosed) have now issued clarifications to the fulfillment of extant conditions mentioned in para-2(viii) of their aforesaid OM dated 09.11.2017, which shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt

4. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

 Source: NFIR

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7th CPC Pay & Allowances Handbook For JCOs and Ors: Ministry of Defence

7th CPC Pay & Allowances Handbook For JCOs and Ors: Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence
DAD Releases Handbook on Pay & allowances of JCOs & ORs

Dated 04 APR 2018

The Defence Accounts Department is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the pay accounts of million plus Jawans and JCOs of Indian Army. The Pay Accounts Offices (PAOs) of this department are at the forefront of the concerted efforts that are being put in to ensure that these men get their correct dues within reasonable time frame.

An important requirement to meet the expectations of the end user and ensuring their contentment is that the JCOs/ORs understands their dues and their entitlement. If they further appreciate the processes involved in acceptance or denial of any dues, it would equip them with enough knowledge to have better awareness to contest entitlement inconsistencies, if any.

This handbook was conceptualized with the aim to provide more grasp on the rules of entitlement as well as to have complete transparency of procedures in the PAOs. This first edition contains all the procedures right from the inception stage of publishing and processing of the daily Part II orders, till the final processing and disbursement of entitlements.

The book also details the functional boundaries and constraints of PAOs. The chapters are so ordered that they lay down entitlement parameters in a user-friendly manner. Each of the chapter seeks to enlighten the JCOs/OR on the documentary and procedural requirements for processing an entitlement.

The audit and procedural requirements behind processing of Contingent Bill items, AFPP Fund claims, MACPs, transfer/deputation, leave/TD etc., are all detailed in distinct chapters of the handbook. The deductions from pay and allowances, bank account details, etc. are also elaborated in the book.

In a unique separate chapter interpretation of the Monthly Pay Slip has been elaborated. It details item-wise description of notifications provided in the Pay Slip, which, it is expected, would not only ameliorate grievances of Jawans at the inception stage but also give him confidence regarding legitimacy of the entitlements so granted. A chapter on general FAQs is also included for assistance and ready reference.

The book has sought to cover all the parameters of pay and allowances of JCOs/ORs, incorporating the 7th CPC entitlements as well, wherever available on the date of publication. This book in pdf format is also available on the website of PAO(OR) AMC & 11 GRRC as well as of PCDA(CC), Lucknow.

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Re-fixation of pay of Running Staff in 7th CPC pay level

Re-fixation of pay of Running Staff in 7th CPC pay level-reg.

NFIR

 No.I/2/Part IV

Dated: 02/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

 

Dear Sir,
Sub: Re-fixation of pay of Running Staff in 7th CPC pay level-reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 05/2017.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/IC/2 dated 21/08/2017 (RBE No. 99/2017)
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/2/Part IV dated 20/02/2018.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VIII/2017/R-U/37 dated 07/03/2018 addressed to GS/NFIR.

With reference to reply received from Railway Board vide letter dated 07/03/2018. Federation cites below the specific cases where the running staff promoted during the period July and December, 2016 have not been granted pay re-fixation duly obtaining their option.

 

(i) On Raipur Division of South East Central Railway, 53 Guard (Goods) PB-I + GP 2800/- were promoted to Senior Guard (Goods) in PB-2 + GP 4200/- on dated 29/07/2016. A copy of notification issued by the Sr. DPO, Raipur Division on 27/07/2016 is enclosed as Annexure to this letter.

 

(ii) Similarly, 127 Assistant Loco Pilot in PB-I + GP 2400/- were promoted to Loco Pilot (Goods) PB-2 + GP 4200/- on 08th December, 2016 on Kota Division on West Central Railway.

 

Federation also visualizes that there might be similar cases of Running and other category staff on the different Divisions/Zones where the re-option opportunity not given, resulting loss of fixation benefit.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that in the above situations, the staff were eligible to be continued in the 6th CPC grade pay on promotion and equally opt for a date from which, they should be switched over to 7th CPC pay. These staff when submitted their options to the respective Administrations, they were denied the pay fixation after promotion date, though permissible under the rules. Cases cited above are sufficient to prove that injustice has been done to those promoted in between July and December, 2016 by denying option for pay fixation in 7th CPC pay level after the date of promotion.

 

NFIR therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to issue clear; classificatory instructions to the Zones, Production Units etc for allowing pay re-fixation in respect of staff who have been promoted during July-December, 2016 on the basis of their option/re-option.

A copy of instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

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

Source: NFIR

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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January, 2018

7% DA Order for Armed Forces Officers and PBOR including NCs(E)

 

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)- Revised rates effective from 1st January 2018

F.No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

 

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January, 2018.

 

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) dated 3rd October 2017, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2018.

 

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc

 

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.

 

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

 

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2018.

 

6. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No.79-PA dated 26.03.18 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.1/1/2018-E.II(B), dated 15th March, 2018.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(T.D.Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://mod.gov.in/

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Defence: option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI

Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment – MoD Orders dt.22.3.2018

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/ORequivalent

No.1(20)/2017/D(Pay/Services)
Ministry of Defence
D (Pay/Services)

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 22nd, March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.

Reference is invited to Special Army Instructions (SAI-2008), Special Air Force Instructions (SAFI-2008), Special Navy Instructions (SNI-2008) dated 11.10.2008 and Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 dated 3.5.2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.

2. In 6th CPC regime pay fixation on promotion in respect of Defence Services Personnel was governed by provisions contained in SAI-2008, SAFI-2008 and SNI-2008. These provisions regulates pay fixation on promotion, wherein an Officer has an option to get his pay fixed in the higher post either from the date of his promotion or from the date of next increment. Similarly, consequent upon implementation of ih CPC, the pay fixation on promotion from the date of promotion is regulated by Rule 12 of the Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 dated 3.5.2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent. This methodology of fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance, of a Defence Services Personnel in case he opts for pay fixation from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) has been considered in this Department.

3. After due consideration in this matter, the following is decided as follows:

(i) A Defence Personnel, who is promoted or upgraded from one rank to another, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules, to another post carrying duties or responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him/her. Such, Defence Personnel may opt to have his/her pay fixed from the Date of his/her
Next Increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) accruing in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, except in cases of appointment on deputation basis to an ex-cadre post or on direct recruitment basis or appointment/promotion on ad-hoc basis, as applicable in the Defence Services.

(ii) In case, consequent upon his/her promotion, the Defence Personnel opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) in the Level of the post from which Defence Personnel is promoted, then, from the date of promotion till his/her  DNI, the Defence Personnel shall be placed at the next higher cell in the level of the post to which he/she is promoted.

Illustration:

1. Level in the revised pay structure: Level 4 Pay Band 5200 – 20200
2. Basic Pay in the revised structure: 29600 Grade pay 2000 2400 2800
3. Granted promotion in Level 5. Levels 3 4 5
1 21700 25500 29200
2 22400 26300 30100
4. Pay in the upgraded Level i.e., Level 5: 31000 (next higher

to 29600 in Level 5)

3 23100 27100 31000
4 23800 27900 31900
5 24500 28700 32900
5. Pay from the date of promotion till DNI: 30100 6 25200 29600 33900
7 26200 30500 34900
8 26800 31400 35900
9 27600 32300 37000
10 28400 33300 38100

(iii) Subsequently, on DNI in the level of the post to which Defence Personnel is promoted, his/her Pay will be re-fixed and two increments (one accrued on account of annual increment and the second accrued on account of promotion) may be granted in the Level from which the Defence Personnel is promoted and he/she shall be placed, at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived, in the Level of the post to which he/she is promoted; and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is promoted, he/she shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.

1. Level in the revised pay structure: Level 4 Pay Band 5200 – 20200
2. Basic Pay in the revised structure: 29600 Grade pay 2000 2400 2800
3. Granted promotion in Level 5. Levels 3 4 5
1 21700 25500 29200
2 22400 26300 30100
4. Pay from the date of Promotion till DNI: 31000 3 23100 27100 31000
4 23800 27900 31900
5 24500 28700 32900
5. Re-Fixation on DNI: Pay after giving two increment in Level 4: 31400 6 25200 29600 33900
7 26200 30500 34900
8 26800 31400 35900
9 27600 32300 37000
6. Pay in the Upgraded Level i.e., Level 5: 31900 (either equal to or
next higher to 31400 in Level 5)
10 28400 33300 38100

Illustration:

(iv) In such cases where Defence Personnel opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, the next increment as well as Date of Next Increment (DNI) will be regulated accordingly.

  1. It is further reiterated that in order to enable the officials to exercise the option within the time limit prescribed, the option clause for pay fixation on promotion with effect from date of promotion/ON I shall invariably be incorporated in the promotion/appointment order, as per applicability, so that there are no cases of delay in exercising the options due to administrative lapse.
  2. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance vide their 1D No. 4-23/2017-IC/E.III (A) dated 22.3.2018.

sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://mod.gov.in/

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Upper Ceiling on Gratuity 20 Lakhs – Gratuity Bill Passed by Parliament

Upper Ceiling on Gratuity 20 Lakhs – Gratuity Bill Passed by Parliament

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed by Parliament

The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by parliament today.The bill ensures harmony amongst employees in the private sector and Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not
covered under CCS (Pension) Rules. These employees will be entitled to receive higher amount of gratuity at par with their counterparts in Government sector. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha today and the Lok Sabha on 15 March, 2018.

The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workman after retirement, whether retirement is a result of superannuation, or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.

The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling has been raised to Rs. 20 Lakhs.

Therefore, considering the inflation and wage increase even in case of employees engaged in private sector, this Government decided that the entitlement of gratuity should also be revised in respect of employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Accordingly, the Government initiated the process for amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to increase the maximum limit of gratuity to such amount as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time.

In addition, the Bill also envisages to amend the provisions relating to calculation of continuous service for the purpose of gratuity in case of female employees who are on maternity leave from “twelve weeks” to such period as may be notified by
the Central Government from time to time.

After enactment of the Act, the power to notify the ceiling of the amount of gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 shall stand delegated to the Central Government so that the limit can be revised from time to time keeping in view the increase in wage and inflation and future pay commissions.

Source: PIB

 

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7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor: Confederation writes to NJCA

7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor: Confederation writes to NJCA
CONFEDERATION WRITES TO NJCA LEADERS

NJCA

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated: 14.03.2018

To
1. Shri M. Raghavaiyya
Chairman,
National Joint Council of Action of JCM (NC) Staff Side organisations (NJCA) & General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Leader Staff side NC (JCM)
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110055

2. Shri Shiv Gopal Misra
Convenor, NJCA & General Secretary
All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) & Secretary, Staff side,
National Council (Staff Side) JCM
13- C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

Dear Comrade,
As you may be aware the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, has given the following written reply in Parliament for a question asked to Minister of Finance, regarding our demand – “Increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula”.

Reply given by Minister of state for Finance:

“The minimum pay of Rs.18000/- p.m. and fitment factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration”.

From the above it is crystal clear that Govt. has gone back from the assurance given on 30.06.2016 by Group of Ministers including Sri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhan, then Railway Minister, that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and for that purpose a High Level Committee will be appointed to submit report within four months.

Now that Govt. has gone back from its assurance, I on behalf of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, which is a constituent organisation of NJCA, request you revive our deferred agitational programmes immediately and for that purpose, if necessary, an urgent meeting of the NJCA may be convened.

Awaiting response,

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 0944768125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Government Employees of Darjeeling

Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Govt. Employees of Darjeeling

Consider grant of any kind of Special Duty Allowance/Tough Location Allowance/High Altitude Allowance as a special case

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated : 14.03.2018

To

The Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub:  Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Govt. Employees of Darjeeling.

This is to bring to your kind notice that Hill Compensatory Allowance (HCA) was being paid till June 2017 to the employees of Darjeeling. Unfortunately HCA has been withdrawan from the month of July 2017 onwards after implementation of 7th CPC Allowance Committee report. However, the neighbouring state, Sikkim is still getting the Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA). It is worth mentioning that Darjeeling and Sikkim share same type of terrain, alongwith climatic conditions. It is further to mention here that the employees of some hill areas viz; Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, comparatively similar to Darjeeling Hills, are enjoying Tough Location Allowance (TLA). But the employees of Darjeeling are deprived of both the Tough Location Allowance (TLA) and Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA).

Darjeeling being the world famous tourist spot and the “Queen of Hills” is one of the expensive place to live in as all the basic commodities are to come from Siliguri, which is a ‘Y’ category city with 16% HRA. This has led the employees of Darjeeling being economically handicapped with the removal of Hill Compensatory Allowance.

In view of the above, I request you to review the orders withdrawing the Allowance already enjoyed by the employees of Darjeeling, and Consider grant of any kind of Special Duty Allowance/Tough Location Allowance/High Altitude Allowance as a special case, considering the geographical, climatical and economical hardship faced by the employees.

Awaiting response,

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
& Member, Standing Committee
National Council (JCM)
Mob: 09447168125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance – Recommendations of the 7th CPC: DoT

File No.6-23(01)/2018-PAT

File No.6-23(01)/2018-PAT
7th CPC Deputation (Duty) Allowance

F No.6-23(01)/2018-PAT
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Telecommunications

Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi – 110001
Datcd: 09/03/2018

CIRCULAR No. 74

Subject : Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance -Recommendations of the 7th CPC -reg

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions. Department of Personnel & Training OM No.21/11/2017-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 24th November, 2017 on the subject cited above for information / necessary action.

Encl: As above.

(R.Thamby Jeya Raj)
Section Officer (PAT)

No.2/11/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Regarding

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all Allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 15t July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant ‘of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Aliowance admissibl,e shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/- .In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type f pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account f non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purposed of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note: 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR) : If such a Profoqna Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note: 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

7. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://www.dot.gov.in

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Recommendation of 7th CPC- decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railways

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance

“Recommendation of 7th CPC- decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railways”

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

File No.PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4

New Delhi, Dated: 13.03.2018

The General Manager,
East Central Railway,
Hajipur, Dist. Vaishali, Bihar- 844101

Sub: Recommendation of 7th CPC- decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railways.
Ref: Your No. dated 19.02.2018 (copy encl)

7th CPC

Vide letter under reference, clarification has been sought by the Railway as to whether the categories of employees placed above Level-5 in the pay Matrix are eligible for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance payable to Track Maintainers in terms of RBE No.87/2017.

2. In this context, it is pointed out that the amount payable as Risk and Hardship Allowance as per the R3H2 matrix per accepted recommendation of the 7th CPC is 2700/- for Level-8 and below and 3400/- for Level-9 and above. However, it is only the category of “Track Maintainers” (that Consists of Track Maintainers- I, II, III and IV) who are eligible for payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance, in terms of RBE No.87/2017. As per their extant pay level, this allowance payable is therefore 2700/- p.m. Apart from Track Maintainers, no other category of Railway Employees has been included for payment of the aforesaid Risk and Hardship Allowance as per the accepted recommendations of the 7th CPC.

sd/-
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)-VII
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

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