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A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on Allowances and demand of Staff Side

A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances.

It is widely expected that the committee formed by the Govt to study 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on all allowances payable to Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Defence Personnel will be submitting its report soon.

In this background, 7th CPC recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances have been revisited and a brief on the same is as follows.

Out of 196 types of Allowances taken for consideration by 7th Pay Commission,

  • 12 allowances pertaining to running staff of Railways were not included as Railways wanted to consider the same based on bi-lateral discussions
  • 52 allowances have been proposed to be abolished
  • 36 allowances have either been subsumed in to existing allowances or proposed as new one.
  • 12 Allowances have been proposed to be retained as such with out any change.
Sl. Name
of the Allowance
Recommendation
1 Accident Allowance Not included in the report.
2 Acting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3 Aeronautical Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
4 Air Despatch Pay Abolished.
5 Air Steward Allowance Abolished.
6 Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
7 Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) Not included in the report.
8 Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities Not included in the report.
9 Annual Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
10 Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11 Assisting Cashier Allowance Abolished.
12 ASV Allowance Abolished.
13 Bad Climate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
14 Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
15 Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16 Book Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
17 Breach of Rest Allowance Not included in the report.
18 Breakdown Allowance Abolished.
19 Briefcase Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
20 Camp Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
21 Canteen Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
22 Caretaking Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23 Cash Handling Allowance Abolished.
24 Children Education Allowance (CEA) Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.
25 CI Ops Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
26 Classification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
27 Clothing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28 Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished
29 COBRA Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30 Command Allowance Abolished
31 Commando Allowance Abolished
32 Commercial Allowance Abolished
33 Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
34 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35 Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
36 Condiment Allowance Abolished.
37 Constant Attendance Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
38 Conveyance Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
39 Cooking Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3

of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

40 Cost of Living Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
41 Court Allowance Abolished.
42 Cycle Allowance Abolished.
43 Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
44 Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
45 Dearness Allowance (DA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
46 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
47 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
48 Desk Allowance Abolished.
49 Detachment Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.
50 Diet Allowance Abolished.
51 Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
52 Dual Charge Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53 Educational Concession Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.
54 Electricity Allowance Abolished.
55 Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet Secretary     Abolished.
56 Entertainment Allowance in Indian Railways            Abolished.
57 Extra Duty Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58 Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59 Family HRA Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
60 Family Planning Allowance Abolished.
61 Field Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
62 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
63 Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64 Flag Station Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65 Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66 Flying Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67 Flying Squad Allowance Abolished.
68 Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly

proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

69 Funeral Allowance Abolished.
70 Ghat Allowance Not included in the report.
71 Good Service Good Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
72 Haircutting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
73 Handicapped Allowance Abolished.
74 Hard Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75 Hardlying Money Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76 Headquarters Allowance Abolished.
77 Health and Malaria Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78 High Altitude Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
79 Higher Proficiency Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.
80 Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Retained. Rationalized.
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82 Holiday Monetary Compensation Retained. Rationalized.
83 Hospital Patient Care Allowance Patient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84 House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85 Hutting Allowance Abolished.
86 Hydrographic Survey Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
87 Initial Equipment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88 Instructional Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.
89 Internet Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
90 Investigation Allowance Abolished.
91 Island Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
92 Judge Advocate General Department Examination Award Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
93 Kilometreage Allowance (KMA)   Not

included in the report.

94 Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
95 Language Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
96 Language Award Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
97 Language Reward and Allowance Abolished.
98 Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished.
99 Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Retained. Rationalized.
100 Library Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101 MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102 Medal Allowance Retained.
103 Messing Allowance Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104 Metropolitan Allowance Abolished.
105 Mileage Allowance for journeys by road  Retained.
106 Mobile Phone Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
107 Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
108 National Holiday Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
109 Newspaper Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
110 Night Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
111 Night Patrolling Allowance Abolished.
112 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)    Retained. Rationalized

by a factor of 0.8.

113 Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
114 Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
115 Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Abolished.
116 Officiating Allowance Not included in the report.
117 Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished.
118 Orderly Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
119 Organization Special Pay Abolished.
120 Out of Pocket Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121 Outfit Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122 Outstation (Detention) Allowance Not included in the report.
123 Outstation (Relieving) Allowance Not included in the report.
124 Out-turn Allowance Abolished.
125 Overtime Allowance (OTA) Abolished.
126 Para Allowances Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2

of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

128 Parliament Assistant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
129 PCO Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
130 Post Graduate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
131 Professional Update Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132 Project Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133 Qualification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134 Qualification Grant Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135 Qualification Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
136 Rajbhasha Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137 Rajdhani Allowance Abolished.
138 Ration Money Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
139 Refreshment Allowance Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
140 Rent Free Accommodation Abolished.
141 Reward for Meritorious Service Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
142 Risk Allowance Abolished.
143 Robe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145 Savings Bank Allowance Abolished.
146 Sea Going Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147 Secret Allowance Abolished.
148 Shoe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed

Dress Allowance.

149 Shorthand Allowance Abolished.
150 Shunting Allowance Not included in the report.
151 Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell

RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

152 Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed

by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.

153 Soap Toilet Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in

Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.

154 Space Technology Allowance Abolished.
155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Retained. Enhanced by 100%.
156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157 Special Appointment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Abolished.
159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.
160 Special DOT Pay Abolished.
161 Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162 Special Forces Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163 Special Incident Investigation Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
164 Special LC Gate Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165 Special NCRB Pay Abolished.
166 Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories.
167 Special Scientists’ Pay Abolished.
168 Specialist Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
169 Spectacle Allowance Abolished.
170 Split Duty Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
171 Study Allowance Abolished.
172 Submarine Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173 Submarine Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174 Submarine Technical Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175 Subsistence Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Abolished.
177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Abolished.
178 Sunderban Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location

Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

179 TA Bounty Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180 TA for Retiring Employees Retained. Rationalized.
181 TA on Transfer Retained. Rationalized.
182 Technical Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183 Tenure Allowance Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
184 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
185 Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186 Training Stipend Abolished.
187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Retained. Rationalized.
188 Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
189 Treasury Allowance Abolished.
190 Tribal Area Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
191 Trip Allowance Not included in the report.
192 Uniform Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
194 Vigilance Allowance Abolished.
195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not included in the report.
196 Washing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) demands in respect of Allowances payable to Central Government Employees

(a) Retain the rate of house rent allowance in place of the recommendation of the Commission to reduce it.

(b) Restructure the transport allowance into two slabs at Rs. 7500 and 3750 with DA thereof removing all the stipulated conditions.

(c) Fixed conveyance allowance: This allowance had no DA component at any stage.. This allowance must be enhanced to 2.25 times with 25% DA thereon as and when the DA crosses 50%.

(d) Restore the island Special duty allowance and the Tripura Special compensatory remote locality allowance.

(e) The special duty allowance in NE Region should be uniform for all at 30%. {f) Overtime allowance whenever sanction must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee.

(g) Cash handling/Treasury allowance. The assumption that every transaction in Government Departments are through the bank is not correct. There are officials entrusted to collect cash and therefore the cash handling allowance to be retained.

(h) Qualification Pay to be retained.

Restore:

(i) Small family norms allowances.

{j) Savings Bank allowance.

(k) Outstation allowance.

(1) P.O. & S. Accountants special allowance.

(m) Risk allowance.

(n) Break-down allowance.

(o) Night patrolling allowance.

(p) Special Compensatory hill area allowance.

(q) Special allowance for Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff.

(r) Restore the allowances abolished for the reason that it is either not reported or mentioned in the Report by the Commission.

(s) Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs 20,0001- p. a.

(t) Nursing Allowance to be raised to 2.25 times of Rs 4800/-.

(u) All fixed allowances must be raised to 2.25 times as per the principle enunciated by the Commission.

(v) The erroneous statement in Para 9.2.5 to be conected. Vide OM No. 1301 81112009-Estt (L) dated 22.07.2009, DOP, P&W, the leave period for Child adoption has been increased to 180 days.

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Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017

Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017

Federation Leaders associated with National Council JCM are keep telling that Allowance Committee might submit its report on 20th February 2017. The CG Staff are already very much upset over the Government’s deliberate attempt to delay the payment of Allowances by constituting many committees. Because the payment of revised Allowances is considered will impact the Governments Exchequers.

Lot of Committees formed and Meetings held after the Notification issued for implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations. But there is no any fruitful outcome from these meetings. No sign of making decisions which satisfy the Central government employees.

Had the Allowance like HRA is paid in revised rates from the date of Notification ie 25th July 2016, it seems more beneficial than waiting for the subcommittee reports. Because if revised allowances are not given retrospective effect, it will be a huge loss for Central Government Servants.

Reports suggests that the Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017 and it will be notified with effect from 1st April 2017. Federation sources told that It is unacceptable and we will fight it out until the revised allowances implemented with effect from 1.1.2016

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Bureaucracy delaying higher allowances implementation

Bureaucracy delaying higher allowances implementation

New Delhi: Complicated bureaucracy is delaying the implementation of the higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, and it is now expected to start in three to four months, one leader of an employees’ union was quoted as saying.

The government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 in August 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but referred hike in allowances other than dearness allowance to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination in July, 2016 as the 7th pay commission had recommended for abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The government has given the committee four months to submit the report but an extension was also given up to February 22, 2017 to submit its report on higher allowances. In October last year, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa had said the committee was ready with its report.

Usually, once the recommendations of the pay commission are approved, the increase in basic pay is followed by an increase in allowances.

The government earlier said that the cash crunch was the reason behind the delay in announcing higher allowances.

The announcement of assembly elections in five states has also given an excuse for the government as it cannot announce allowances hikes till the model code of conduct is in place up to March 8.

The higher House Rent Allowance (HRA) segment is of great benefit to central government employees in the allowances.This segment will more than double, with the increases ranging between 106% and 122% as recommended the 7th Pay Commission. So, the central government employees have a keen interest in higher House Rent Allowance (HRA).

The pay commission has recommended the rates HRA for these cities to 24%, 16% and 8% respectively of new pay matrix.

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

The existing rates of HRA for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns are 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic pay (old pay in the pay band plus grade pay) are now paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

The top bureaucrats living government bungalows and plush flats in the posh East Moti Bagh area in New Delhi. So, they don’t take House Rent Allowance (HRA).

‘The top bureaucrats houses have modular kitchens, hot and cold water supply like in hotels, solar lighting, a club with a swimming pool and tennis courts, jogging tracks, terrace gardens, a shopping complex, a primary school and banking facilities,’ an official at the urban development ministry said. They are also taking benefit of yoga and health centre.

The luxury apartments becoming popular among the bureaucrats. The secretaries of the central departments have been allotted a plot size of 8,250 sq ft, a plint area of 1,970 sq ft, eight bedrooms, four servant quarters, two garages, front and rear lawns. Hence, they are not interested to hike allowances and the higher allowances announcement dips in face of bureaucratic apathy.

However, we hope, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce the higher allowances, most probably after ending the model code of conduct on March 8, which will cover 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

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Frequently observed shortcomings in TA and DA Claims

PCDA Circular on Frequently observed shortcomings in TA and DA Claims for Officers – Issued by Transportation Wing

Principal Controller Of Defence Accounts (Officers) has issued a Circular on Frequently observed shortcomings in TA and DA Claims

Frequently observed shortcomings in TA/DA claims
Principal Controller Of Defence Accounts (Officers)
TRANSPORTATION WING
FREQUENTLY OBSERVED SHORTCOMINGS IN TA/DA CLAIMS

I.TEMP DUTY CLAIMS:

1     Hotel bills without Regn No, TIN No, VAT No etc.
2     Package Hotel bills are submitted showing combined amount of Room-rent & Food charges. As per extant orders, bifurcation is audit requirement for admittance.
3     Non-drawl of Ration certificate is not found if ration not drawn
4     Mess/Hotel bill as well as DA is claimed which unnecessarily leads to disallowance in claims
5     NAC for stay in Hotel is obtained at the fag end of the duty without following the principle of preferring Govt Guest houses, Mess, Circuit houses etc
6     Nominal Roll for detailment of course/duty indicating name of officer not attached
7     Advance drawn is not indicated/deducted by the officer on submission of Adjustment claim
8     Detention certificate is silent about the provision of free boarding & lodging
9     e-tickets if booked through Defence Travel System PCDA Travels Portal, airfare is neither claimed nor deducted as advance by the officer, As per accounting procedure and audit requirement airfare needs to be added in the claim as well as deducted as advance of TA by the officer in the claim.
10     Ink-signed copy of Min of Civ Avn relaxation sanction is not enclosed
11     RMA is claimed with the sanction under Rule 47 (iii) TR instead of sanction under Rule 40 Note 2 TR issued by the Competent Authority
12     Air-tickets are purchased from unauthorised private travel agents/portals instead of concerned airlines website or M/s Balmer Lawrie & CO and M/s Ashok Tours & Travels.

I. PMT DUTY:
1     Posting order and movement order is not enclosed, instead intranet/internet copy is enclosed, which is not acceptable in audit as mov auth

2     Car/ motorcycle/ scooter Regn Certificate book/ copy is not enclosed leading to disallowance of conveyance charges

3     Allotment of Govt built accommodation letter at new duty station is not enclosed in support of claim for full baggage & conveyance increasing all round correspondence and delay

4     Lien on conveyance of family, personal effects and personal vehicle sanction from the competent auth is not enclosed even  if the stipulated lien period is over and conveyed after that period. Hence, sanction to that effect is an audit requirement to admit the conveyance charges.

5     Family details are not mentioned in the claims

6     Ink-signed copy of Min of Civ Avn/ Ministry of Defence(Finance) relaxation sanction is not enclosed

7     RMA charges for local journey to station/ airports and Daily Allowance for expenditure during transit/ journey is claimed; the same is subsumed in Composite Transfer Grant w.e.f. 09/09/2008

8     Distance for cartage at both new and old duty stations is not mentioned claiming random amounts

9     Air-tickets are purchased from unauthorised private travel agents/ portals instead of concerned airlines website or M/s Balmer Lawrie & CO and M/s Ashok Tours & Travels

III. LTC Claims

1. Officers prefer LTC claims for journey by unauthorised modes viz own car, private buses/ own arrangement, which is not admissible.

2. Air-tickets are purchased for fare-basis other than LTC-80, which is on the higher side of entitlement of LTC-80 fare

3. DO II to the effect of change of Home Town is not published

4. Lack of knowledge of LTC Block-year. Block-year starts with odd year.

5. Boarding passes are not enclosed with the claims

6. Local journey charges for visiting local site of the station are claimed. LTC is admissible on Station to Station basis.

7. LTC for parents is claimed for Clause of LTC in lieu of Home Town

8. LTC on Sick Leave Concession is not clearly mentioned

9. Air-tickets are purchased from unauthorised private travel agents/portals instead of concerned airlines website or M/s Balmer Lawrie & CO and M/s Ashok Tours & Travels.

10. Ink-signed copy of Min of Civ Avn relaxation sanction is not enclosed

11. Non–availability of Air-ticket is quoted as reason for travel by Private Airline

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NJCA: 7th Pay Commission Centre may hike Allowances of Central Gov employees from April 1

NJCA: 7th Pay Commission Centre may hike Allowances of Central Gov employees from April 1

A day after Budget 2017 was tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the CG employees were upset as Jaitely nowhere mentioned any increase in the hike of allowances in the 7th Pay Commission.

But the members of National Joint Action Committee (NJCA) are an optimist about the implementation of 7CPC and believe that the government will come up with some positive news on April 1. The NJCA also believe that the Union Government will be implementing the 7CPC latest by April 1, after the end of financial year.

On Wednesday, the central government employees were gripped with pessimism after Arun Jaitley made no reference to the anomalies related to 7CPC in his Budget speech. “All of us were eagerly waiting for Finance Minister to make some announcement on minimum wages. But after Mr Jaitley’s speech ended without mentioning a single word about the increase in the minimum wage, most of us were upset,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, NJCA chief said.

He further added, “The government may implement the 7th pay commission recommendations by April 1 and their demand to increase the minimum wage will also be implemented. If the government fails to increase minimum wages from Rs 18,000 to Rs 25,000 then we will launch a massive protest against the government”.

The NJCA has been actively involved with the Centre where they are seeking a revision of minimum salary from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The NJCA members and its conveyor had also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a day after the implementation of 7th pay commission and had kept their demands in front of senior leaders.

Shiv Gopal Mishra is quite optimist about the hike in allowances of government employees but he is not sure that their demands of raising the minimum wage would be fulfilled by the government.

On Wednesday, most of the senior central government employees were eagerly waiting for the Budget speech as most of them expected the Finance Minister to speak on the 7th pay commission.

On July 1, 2016, the 7th Pay Commission was approved by the Union Cabinet. The date of implementation was fixed by the high-powered committee as for January 1, 2016. From the month of July, the central government employees were provided with the hiked salaries, along with the arrears of six months. But the hike was only related to the basic component of their pay. The increase in allowances was upheld, due to the anomalies raised by employees unions.

Source: India.com

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Government is expected to announce higher allowances in March : Budget 2017

Government is expected to announce higher allowances in March : Budget 2017

The government is expected to announce higher allowances for 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners in March with a view to give a boost to its employees.

After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday in his Budget speech announced the reduction of the existing rate of taxation for salaried class with income ranging between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to 5% instead of 10%.

the Finance Minister also said in his budget that there would be zero tax liability for people getting income up to Rs 3 lakhs p.a. and the income tax liability will only be Rs 2,500 for people with income between Rs 3 and Rs 3.5 lakhs.

The Finance Ministry is hopeful for the announcement of higher allowances in March after the completion of five states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct has come into effect from January 4, the sources in the Ministry told us on condition of anonymity.

They also said higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations should implement which would give them some financial comfort, a step they had hoped might be taken to implement in April in new financial year.

The implementation is to come in April after nine to ten months of getting basic pay hike of the central government employees.

Sources, however, said the government had no plan to give allowances in arrears from August for the central government employees.

“There’s no arrears on allowances will be given to employees,” they confirmed.

The pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

So the government hiked the basic pay and referred hike in allowances other than dearness allowance to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ has finalized the report on the allowances in October, however the government gave extension the committee till February 22, 2017 to submit its report for getting normalized the cash crunch period.

After getting the report on the allowances, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to announce the higher allowances in mid-March.

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Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to deaf and dumb employees of Central Government

Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to deaf and dumb employees of Central Government

No.20/2/2016-E-11(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi. Dated:17.01.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to deaf and dumb employees of Central Government.

In supersession of this Department 0.M.No.21(2)/2011-E-11(B) dated 19.02.2014 regarding admissibility of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to employees who are deaf and dumb, the undersigned is directed to say that the matter has been re-examined and it has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority that Transport Allowance at double the normal rates is admissible to Hearing Impaired employees also in addition to employees who are both deaf and dumb.

2. Transport Allowance at double the normal rates would be admissible to the ‘Hearing Impaired employees having loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversation range of frequencies’ as per Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

3. The admissibility of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to above categories of employees is subject to recommendation of the Head of ENT Department of a Government Civil Hospital and fulfilment of other conditions applicable in respect of other disabilities mentioned in D/o Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19029/1/78-E-IV (B) dated 31st August, 1978 read with 0.M.No.21(2)/2008-E.11(B) dated 29.08.2008.

4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller And Auditor General of India.

5. These orders would be effective from 19.02.2014.

6. Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary (EG)
Telefax. 23093276

Transport Allowance Order

 

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Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)

Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)

Controlier General of Defence Accounts, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. – 10

No.13012(4)/79-AN-XIV/BCA-III

Date: 05-01-2017

All PCDA/CDA/PCA (Fys)

(Through CGDA Web Site)

Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan).

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Defence (Finance), New Delhi letter No.11(2)/C/2000(2324) dated 21.12.2016 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please. The revised rates of BCA are admissible specific to the DAD officers/officials drawing Grade Pay mentioned for different categories, as stated in the ibid Ministry letter.

No.11(2)/C/2000 (2324)

Ministry Of Defence (Finance)

DAD (Coord), Room No.24-A, South Block

New Delhi, 21st December,2016

To

The controller General Of Defence Accounts

Delhi Cantt. 110 010.

Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in project Dantak (Bhutan)

Sir,

I am directed to refer to CGDA’s Office UO No.13012($)/79/AN-XIV/BCA-III dated 19.09.2016 and this Ministry’s letter NO.11(2)/C/2000(1183) dt.27.5.2015, on the above mentioned subject and to convey the sanction of the President of India to the revised rates w.e.f 01.04.2014 and 01.04.2015 of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) to the employees of the Defence Accounts Department Serving with Project Dantak in Bhutan at par with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) employees serving under project Dantak in Bhutan in terms of letter of Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, BRDB, New Delhi bearing No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dt. 01.08.2016. The revised rate of BCA after adhoc increase with effect from 01.04.2014 and 0104.2015 for different categories are given as under:

 

Sl.No

 

DAD Officers/Officials

(Amt. in Rs.)

BCA rate per month with effect from

01.04.2014 01.04.2015
1 Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- p.m. and above Rs.1,17,964/- Rs.1,25,697/-
2 Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.8700/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.10000/- p.m Rs.1,12,865/- Rs.1,20.292/-
3 Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.6600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.8700/- p.m Rs.1,07,344/- Rs.1,14,439/-
4 Other Group ‘A’ Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.m Rs.99,180/- Rs.1,05,540/-
5 Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers drawing Grade pay of Rs.4600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.m Rs.69,089/- Rs.73,234/-
6 Non Gazetted Staff drawing Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- p.m. and above but less than 4800/- p.m Rs.59,233/- Rs.62,787/-
7 Staff drawing Grade Pay less than Rs.1900/- p.m Rs.31,303/- Rs.33,181/-

2. The slab deduction prescribed in BRDB letter NO.BRDB/03/71/92/GE-I dt.01.12.1999 has been removed from Bhutan Compensatory allowance (BCA) vide MEA order No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 14.7.2014, Corrigendum No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 21.7.2014 as conveyed vide BRBD letter No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dated 2.3.2015

3. All other terms and conditions for drawal of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance including depression of 6% for Officers and 4% for personnel Below Officer Ranks as stipulated in BRDB’s letter No.BRDB/03/71/91/GE-1 dated 22nd September 2006 shall remain unchanged

4. This issues with the concurrence of Addl FA(AK) & JS as IFA(DAD), vide Dy.No.3024/Addl FA(AK)&JS dated 15.12.2016.

Yours faithfully,

(Rita Dogra)

Director (DAD-Coord)

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Final allowances for central govt employees under 7th Pay Commission likely to come in March: Fin Min official?

Final allowances for central govt employees under 7th Pay Commission likely to come in March: Fin Min official?

New Delhi: The struggle of central government employees unions seeking better allowances under 7th Pay Commission may be bearing fruit soon.

Finance Ministry is expected to announce new set of allowances for central government employees by March.

“May implement new allowances structure for government staff by March”, a Finance Ministry official told BTVi on Friday. BTVi tweeted:

In October the ‘Committee on Allowances’ finalised the report but the government gave then the extension till February 22, 2017, to submit its report for getting normalised the cash crunch position.

Currently, the central government employees are getting allowances under the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

The 7th pay commission had recommended abolishing of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. On the protest of central government employees, the government set Committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa To review allowances other than dearness allowance. However, it is still unclear whether arrears on allowances would be given or not.

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Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments – BPMS

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

Ref: BPMS/MOD/OTA/43A(7/2/R)

Dated: 03.01.2017

To,
The Deputy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.
Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern over the delay in the revision of statutory nature allowance (Over Time Allowance under the Factories Act, 1948) in defence establishments.

In turn, the AS(J) pleased and instructed to resolve the matter of the payment of Over Time Allowance as per revised pay consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Meanwhile, OFB has already submitted its views on the subject matter which is contrary to the statutory provisions and the copy of the OFB’s letter is enclosed for your perusal.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the issue of the payment of overtime allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be resolved without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

Sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Source: BPMS

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Higher Allowances: Central government employees have no option but to wait for cash flow to ease

Higher Allowances: Central government employees have no option but to wait for cash flow to ease

New Delhi: The central government wants to announce higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission award for its 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners, after taking the steps to ease the cash flow, that has been a major problem ever since demonetisation was announced for higher allowances announcement, official sources said.

The hike in basic pay without allowances is not helpful for maintaining central government employees’ living standard, Finance Ministry sources told on Friday.

They had also said the allowances of government employees besides basic pay should increase which would give them some financial comfort, a step they had hoped might be taken after next budget, when the cash crunch would ease.

They added that the decision on higher allowances to push since getting of payments to made ease and without facing cash crunch. Hence, the Finance Ministry felt it would be wiser to announce of higher allowances when the cash flow to ease.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’.

It compelled the the central government employees to get the allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

“The committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalized the report on the allowances in October but the government don’t want to announce it now, so the government gave extension the committee till February 22, 2017 to submit the report on higher allowances for getting normalized the cash crunch position, ” the Finance Ministry sources said.

They also added that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce the higher allowances in his budget speech for 2017-18.

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Travelling Allowance claim by family of deceased Government Servants timelimt extended

Travelling Allowance claim by family of deceased Government Servants timelimt extended

Applicabilify of provision below SR-147 to the family of deceased Govt servant, in special circumstances- clarification regarding

No.19016/1/2015-E.IV
Government of India
Ministra of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North BlocK, New Delhi
Dated the 21st December, 2016

Office Memorandum

Sub : Applicabilify of provision below SR-147 to the family of deceased Govt servant, in special circumstances- clarification regarding.

Various references are being received in this Department seeking clarification from this Department as to whether Rule below SR-148 for admitting Travelling Allowance (TA) claim by family of deceased employees beyond one year period of the death of the employee is also covered under GOI decision 2(iii) below Rule SR-147 which provides that ‘TA to Central Government servant on retirement may be availed of by a Government servant who is eligible for it, at any time during his leave preparatory to retirement, or within one year of the date of his retirement and powers to extend the time-limit of one year will be exercised by the Administrative Ministries/ Departments with the approval of the FA concerned, in individual cases attendant with special circumstances.’

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that the above provision below SR-147 for extension of time limit of one year with the approval of FA of the concerned Ministry, will also be applicable in case of family of the deceased Govt. servant.

3. This is issued with the approval of Joint Secretary (Personnel).

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary (EG)

Original Copy

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7th Pay Commission: Enhanced allowances with arrears to be paid in January

7th Pay Commission: Enhanced allowances with arrears to be paid in January

New Delhi: The government is going to pay of enhanced allowances to its 4.8 million central government employees according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations in January along with five months arrears, when situation will return to normalcy after cash crunch period.

The payments will be made after cabinet nod following the the committee on allowances report, the finance ministry source said.

The government has to pay the arrears of enhanced allowances this time because the enhanced allowances under recommendations of 7th Pay Commission have not been paid in August when the pay hike and its arrears were paid, he added.

The committee on allowances, which was set up in July this year on the direction of the cabinet, is looking into the provision of allowances other than dearness allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The committee met up with the deadline of four months given to it by the cabinet to submit the report, the official revealed.

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which accounted for 86% of all cash in the economy, in a move to catch out Indians with black money, earned by corrupt means or evading taxes. But a bumpy rollout of the new currency has seen millions of people line up outside banks and ATMs.

The situation is worse in in all India. There is an acute shortage of cash supply. Dirty, soiled and non-issuable notes are also being re-circulated.

So, people continue to suffer after demonetisation from November 9 on account of cash crunch and it compels the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to keep in abeyance the enhanced allowances till things normalize and it is likely to implement from January next with arrears, Finance Ministry official today told on condition of anonymity.

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Abolition of Overtime Allowance in 7th Pay Commission: Fin Min’s statement in Lok Sabha

Abolition of Overtime Allowance in 7th Pay Commission: Fin Min’s statement in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 492
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Abolition of Overtime Allowance

G. HARI
Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the expenditure on overtime allowance provided to Government employees had increased from Rs.797 crore to Rs.1629 crore during 2012-13 and if so, the details thereof; and

(b) whether the Government is considering to abolish overtime allowance in Government offices and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE (EXPENDITURE)
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) Yes Sir. The expenditure of Rs.796.90 crore in 2006-07 was excluding the expenditure on overtime allowance in respect of employees of Union Territories whereas the expenditure of Rs. 1629.02 crore during year 2012-13 is including the expenditure in respect of employees of Union Territories.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission has recommended to abolish OTA (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions) and in case the Government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels. Recommendation of the 7th CPC on allowances are yet to be finalised.

Source: http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/10/AU492.pdf

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Meeting of the Committee on Allowances – NC JCM Staff Side

Meeting of the Committee on Allowances – NC JCM Staff Side

Today there had been a crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances. They may finalize all the allowances in today’s meeting itself or some of them. This is just for your information. Further details shall be sent to you, once the same is available with us..

allowance-committee-meeting

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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7th CPC Transport Allowance & calculation

7th CPC Transport Allowance

Transport Allowance (TPTA) is granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:

Moreover, officers drawing GP 10000 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of Rs.7,000+DA pm. Differently abled employees are granted this allowance at double the rate, subject to a minimum amount of Rs.1,000 plus DA.

Many representations have been received regarding Transport Allowance. Most of them advocate granting the allowance at the same rate to all employees, irrespective of their place of posting, on the grounds that fuel prices affect everybody equally.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission notes that TPTA is fully DA-indexed. The first issue to be considered is whether the rate of Transport Allowance should be the same for all places. There are arguments both for and against this view.

Proponents of the idea argue that petrol prices are almost same everywhere. Moreover, public transport system is better developed in many of the A1/A Class cities, thereby reducing the cost of commuting significantly. The argument, therefore, is that A1/A category places do not need to have a higher rate.

Opponents point out that the categorization of A1/A has been abolished for other purposes (like HRA, CCA) but retained for Transport Allowance. Incidentally, only 13 cities fall under this categorization: six in A1, viz., Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and seven in A, viz., Ahmedabad, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kanpur. Recently, six more cities, viz., Patna, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Coimbatore and Ghaziabad have been added to A1/A categories, making it nineteen in all. (Incidentally, vide a recent notification No. 21(2)/2015-E.II(B) dated 06.08.2015, the use of term ‘A1/A’ has been dropped for these nineteen cities. Hence, the Commission will refer to these nineteen cities as Higher TPTA cities.). In all these places the commuting distances are far more than in other cities. Moreover, the public transport system is not as developed as it should be in all these places. Therefore, it is argued, the distinction should remain.

After considering both the viewpoints, the Commission is of the view that by and large the commuting distances and associated difficulties involved in Higher TPTA cities are much more compared to other places. Hence, the argument that the distinction should stay is a valid one.

The second issue is whether Transport Allowance should be the same for all personnel posted at the same place. Here the Commission feels that a question of status of employee is involved and hence, complete parity is not possible.

Regarding the optimal rate of Transport Allowance, the Commission notes that the allowance is already fully DA indexed. Therefore, since DA has already reached 119 percent and is likely to rise further before the implementation of our report, the following rates of Transport Allowance are recommended:

transport-allowance-2

Officers in Pay Level 14 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, will ave the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of Rs.15,750+DA pm. Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs.2,250 plus DA.

JCM Staff Side suggestion on Transport Allowance : The 5th CPC had introduced transport allowance for employees working in classified towns on account of various factors like unprecedented growth of city limits, increase in volume of traffic and non availability of residential accommodation at reasonable rents near offices, which are usually located in the heart of cities. If these were the factors it appears that the 5th CPC did not take into account that it is usually a low paid employee who finds residence at a very long distance from his office whereas officers are offered residences very near to their offices. If, therefore, transport allowance was meant to defray the transportation charges from residence to office and back the higher rates should have been recommended for the low paid employees who were residing at a distant places. Since the 6th CPC?s recommendation in this regard was implemented, there had been several rounds of increase in the fuel charges making a cascading impact on the public transport fares.

Taking these factors into account, we suggest that the following rates of transport allowance may please be recommended.

At first glance, both transport allowance and travelling allowance might look the same. But, the two are very different for Central Government employees. Recent spate of orders issued by the DOPT and Finance Ministry on TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE was the inspiration behind this write-up.

Pay Range X classified city Y classified towns.
Pay upto Rs. 75,000 Rs. 7500 + DA Rs. 3750 +DA
Above Rs. 75,000 Rs. 6500 +DA Rs. 3500+ DA

Transport Allowance and Travelling Allowance Rules at a glance

In its order last week, the DOPT said that senior officers who have to travel by air for official purposes may not have to submit the boarding passes while settlement of TA claims. They will have to henceforth submit the passes only when required. The very next day, the Finance Ministry issued an order that made it mandatory for senior officials to submit boarding passes alongwith TA bills for air journey performed on Government account.

The concept of Transport Allowance was introduced by the 5th CPC to defray the cost of commuting between residence and office. The 6th CPC while recommending CCA to be subsumed in Transport Allowance. Transport Allowance is given to the Central Government employees for their everyday commute to and from the workplace. Based on their Grade Pay or Band Pay, this could be anything between Rs. 400 to Rs. 3200 per month. It also depends on the population of the city or town where the office is located. Transport allowance is twice the normal amount for physically challenged employees.

Travelling allowance is given to employees who have to travel out of station for official work. There are a number of rules, guidelines and restrictions that control travelling allowance. DOPT and the Ministry of Finance issues amendment orders related to travelling allowances from time to time.

Travelling allowance differs based on the employee’s grade pay. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service(RP)Rules 2008. Depending on the grade pay, the employee has to opt for the appropriate class of accommodation while travelling via bus, train, ship or by aeroplane. The employee can refund only that amount that he is entitlement for. The Finance Ministry order published on 23.9.2008, OM explained the details of the Travelling allowance and entitlements for Government officials as per title given below…
Government officials on Tour : Travelling Allowance and Entitlements, Entitlement for journeys on tour and travel entitlements within the country, International Travel Entitlement, Mileage allowance for journeys by road, Daily Allowance, Travelling allowance on Transfer, Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance, Transportation of Personal Effects, Transportation of Conveyance, Travelling allowance Entitlement of Retiring employees, Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance

Daily Allowance : If the official tour on is of longer duration, then the employee is paid Daily Allowance to meet his boarding and lodging expenses. This too depends on the Grade pay of the employee. This is what is known as TA/DA. While seeking the TA/DA claims, the employee has to present receipts and bills.

In this regard, the notification, that senior officials are not required to submit the boarding passes while seeking settlement of TA claims of their air travel expenses, was confusing.

The order is not applicable to Group C employees. But some have misunderstood the order and have assumed that it was for the air travel facility that is available as part of the Leave Travel Concession.

Source : http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/

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Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks

Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI 110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Clarification/2016-17/13.Vol-V1/160

Office Memorandum

Subject: Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks.

During the workshop for banks on monitoring the pensioners grievances through “Web Responsive Pensioners Service” organised on 03.10.2016 a query was made on requirement of Special Seal Authority for crediting Medical Allowance at the enhanced rate based on orders issued by DP&PW from time to time. ln this context, attention is invited to para 4.5.2 (copy of the extract attached) of Accounting and 0perating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners issued in Feb,2012 wherein it has been provided that CPPC should have direct access to the website of the Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare and Ministry of Home Affair, so that these are regularly browsed and orders on Dearness Relief issued by various Departments are acted upon immediately.

CPPCs of all the banks are advised to follow the same instructions for revising the Medical Allowance of the pensioners already drawing the same as and when the rate of Medical Allowance is enhanced by DP&PW without requiring for any Special Seal Authority from CPAO.

Encl: As above

(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officcr (IT & Tech)

To,
1. Heads of CPPCs of all Banks.
2. Heads of Government Business Division of all Banks.

Source: cpao.nic.in

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Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 25.10.2016 : NC JCM Staff Side

Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 25.10.2016 : NC JCM Staff Side

 

Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today

 

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2016

Dated: October 25, 2016

All Constituents of NC/JCM

 

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today

 

A meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) was held today under the Chairmanship of Secretary (DoP&T), wherein Staff Side (JCM) shown anguish against total collapse of the JCM Machinery.

 

The Secretary (DoP&T), who is also Chairman of the NC/JCM Standing Committee, assured that, he would try to improve functioning of the JCM Machinery as a whole.

 

In the said meeting, the agenda sent to the DoP&T for the meeting of the NC/JCM Standing Committee was discussed in detail, and on most of the items reply of the DoP&T was “the issue will be examined”.

 

Subsequently, in the meeting of the Committee on Allowances, held today, the allowances pertaining to the DoP&T, particularly Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Unreported Allowance, Small Family Allowance, Risk Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Uniform(Dress) Allowance, were discussed in detail.

 

It was assured by the Secretary(DoP&T) that, the issues raised by the Staff Side(JCM) would be taken up in the Allowance Committee meeting.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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7th CPC HRA : Allowance Committee Meeting Proposal for House Rent Allowance

7th CPC HRA : Allowance Committee Meeting Proposal for House Rent Allowance

7th-CPC-HRA

Sources said that the Allowance Committee Meeting has finalized a proposal on HRA. It will be finalized in the Meeting held on 25th October 2016. It is said that the proposed Meeting under the Chairmanship of DOPT Secretary (P) with the Secretary Staff Side, NC (JCM) is to firm up the view on various allowances pertaining to Department of Personnel & Training.

 

This Meeting is conducted as per the decision of Allowance Committee Meeting held on 1-9-2016. The meeting to finalize the allowances pertaining to DOPT has been scheduled to be held on 25th October 2016.

The Reliable Sources said that the Official Side are in the view of increasing HRA by 1 Stage to reach 30% , 20% and 10% .

 

The pay Commission recommended HRA at the rates initially from 24%, 16%, and 8 % and whenever DA reaches 50% it will be increased to 27%, 18% and 9% and Finally after DA reaches 100% the HRA will be revised to 30% , 20% and 10% for X,Y and Z cities respectively.

 

The NCJCM has demanded in its Memorandum submitted to the 7th Pay Commission that 60%, 40% and 20% HRA to be recommended for X,Y and Z cities.

 

The Pay Commission totally ignored this demand and recommended reduction of rates from Sixth CPC. Since it is Co related with DA , it will be increased after two stages to 30%, 20% and 10% after DA reaches 50% and 100%.

 

The sources said that now it is proposed to start the HRA rates initially from 27%, 18% and 9% and after DA reaches 50% the House Rent Allowance will be revised to 30%, 20% and 10% for X,Y and Z cities respectively.

 

Source : govtstaffnews.in

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E-Receipts as a proof of payment of fee may be treated as original for Children Education Allowance

E-Receipts as a proof of payment of fee may be treated as original for Children Education Allowance

E-Receipts produced by Railway employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance : Railway Board Orders on 6.10.2016

Children Education Allowance : Clarification

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4

New Delhi, dated 06.10.2016

The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Children Education Allowance : Clarification

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2. In terms of DOP&T’s recent OM No.A-27012/01/2015-Estt.(AL) dated 22.08.2016, it is clarified that E-Receipts produced by Railway employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance. This is for guidance of all concerned.

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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