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Special Allowance to Teaching Staff in NVS

20-01/2017-NVS(Admn.)-C4073

Date: 15.06.2018

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Continuance of “Special Allowance” to Teaching Staff in NVS – reg.

The proposal for continuance of special allowance @ 10% of Basic Pay to the teaching staff of NVS including Librarian has since been approved by the Department of Expenditure as communicated vide Ministry of HRD’s letter No.17-01/2017-UT.3 dated 04.06.2018.

This is issued in continuation to Samiti’s Notification of even number dated 20.02.2018,

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(B. Panda)
Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)

Source: http://nvshq.org

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VII/105
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No.77/2018
New Delhi, dated 01-06-2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Pus
(As per mailing list)

CORRIGENDUM

Sub :- Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances — date of effect.

Please refer this office letter of even number dt. 20.03.2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) on the above subject. In partial modification to the letter dt. 20.03.2018 ibid, it is advised that the second sentence of the said letter may be read as under:-

“This issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 was taken up by the Federations (NFIR & AIRF), and was also raised in PNM forum by NFIR as item No. 06/2018. The issue has been considered and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.”

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

3. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway Employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

NFIR

No.I/8/Part II

Dated: 26/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway Employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part I dated 27/09/2017.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 28/11/2017
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/8/Part II dated 11/12/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 6 sent to Railway Board vide letter No. NFIR/PNM/111 dated 04/01/2018
(v) Railway Board’s circular No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 20/03/2018.

On going through the circular issued by the Railway Board on the subject vide Board’s letter dated 20th March, 2018, Federation noticed that the facts below have not been taken into account.

Federation vide its letter dated 27/09/2017 invited Board’s attention to issue instructions for payment of Over Time Allowance to the Railway employees at the revised rates w.e.f. 01/01/2016, duly quoting previous instructions of Railway Board contained in letter No. PC-V/2008/A/0/3 dated 20/05/2011 as the OTA is part of wage.

After issuance of instructions by the Railway Board vide letter dated 28/11/2017 (RBE No. 175/2017), Federation has again requested the Railway Board vide its letter dated 11/12/2017 to give effect the revised rates of Over Time Allowance from 01/01/2016 instead from 01/07/2017.

The Federation also sent PNM Agenda Item No. 6 to the Railway Board vide letter No. PNM/NFIR/111 dated 04/01/2018 for issuing orders accordingly.

Federation is pained to mention that the instructions since issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 20/03/2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) do not contain NFIR’s references or NFIR PNM Agenda (Item No. 6) though instructions exist for citing PNM Item of the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue corrigendum to Board’s letter dated 20/03/2018 duly monitoring NFIR’s PNM Item, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 98
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No. 41/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.03.2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No. 175/2017)

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the rates of OTA have been revised w.e.f. 01-7-2017 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No.175/2017). The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 had been under consideration and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Guidelines for Submission of Children Education Allowance Claim

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

 

1. CEA rate from Apr 17 to Jun 17 is Rs 1500/- PM (required to submit School fees receipt and bills).

 

2. CEA rate from Jul 17 to Mar 18 is Rs 2250/- PM (Fixed amount no need to submit receipts / bills).

 

3. For Hostel Subsidy the rate is Rs 6750/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.

 

4. CEA for Specially Abled Children is Rs 4500/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.

 

5. For claiming CEA submit a certificate issued by Head of Institution / School.

 

6. For Hostel Subsidy similar certificate required with additional information about expenditure towards boarding and lodging in the residential complex.

 

7. Re-imbursement of CEA forms are given below.

 

Download CEA Application with  Guidelines

PROFORMA FOR RE-IMBURESMENT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Source: Confederation

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Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed – MoD Orders

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed – MoD Orders

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

22-March-2018 15:49 IST

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed

Government has decided to continue educational concessions to the children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs)/Missing/Disabled/ Killed in Action without the cap of Rs. 10,000 per month.

Ministry of Defence had persuaded the Finance Ministry twice in this regard, which is agreed upon by the latter.

The above educational concession will be admissible only for undertaking studies in a government/government aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools and other schools or colleges recognised by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments.

Source: PIB

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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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Time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances (TA)

Time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances (TA)

No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 13th March, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Time-limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances – regarding.

Consequent upon the issuance of General Financial Rule (GFR)-2017, vide Rule 290 of GFR-2017, time-limit for submission of claim for Travelling Allowance (TA) has been changed from one year to sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey. Accordingly, in supersession of this Department’s O.M. No.F.5(16)-E.IV(B)/67 dated 13.06.1967 & OM No.19038/1/75-E.IV (B) dated 18.02.1976, it has been decided with the approval of competent Authority that the claim of a Govt. servant to Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on Tour/Transfer/Training/Journey on Retirement, is forfeited or deemed to have been relinquished if the claim for it is not preferred within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey.

2. In respect of claim for Travelling Allowance for journey performed separately by the officer and members of his family, the dates should be reckoned separately for each journey and the claim shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of each individual journey. Similarly, TA claims in r/o transportation of personal effects and conveyance shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date on which these are actually delivered to the Govt. servant at the new station.

3. The date of submission of the claims shall be determined as indicated below :-

i) In the case of Officers who are their own Controlling Officer The date of presentation of the claim at the Treasury-Cash Section.
(ii) In the case of Officers who are not their own Controlling Officer The date of submission of the claim to the Head of Office-Controlling Officer.

4. In the case of claims falling under category 3(ii), which are presented to the Treasury after a period of sixty days succeeding the date of completion of journey, the date of submission of the claim

will be counted from the date when it was submitted by the Govt. servant to the Head of office/Controlling Officer within prescribed time-limit of sixty days.

5. A claim for Travelling Allowance of a Govt, servant which has been allowed to remain in abeyance for a period exceeding one year should be investigated by the Head of the Department concerned, If the Head of Department is satisfied about the genuineness of the claim on the basis of the supportive documents and there are valid reasons for the delay in preferring the claims, the claims should be paid by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer or Accounts Officer, as the case may be, after usual checks.

6. These orders are not applicable in r/o Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims which are governed by separate set of rules of DoPT.

7. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this O.M.

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

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.doe.gov.in

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Railways: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018

New Methodology of Application and Schedule of Payment towards Children Education Allowance

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Divisional Office
Personnel Department,
Mysore-570 001

Dated: 05.03.2018

No.Y/P. 483/Gen/Bills

Sub: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018.

Ref: 1. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008
2. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No. 147/2017)

Railway Board has communicated the revised rates for Children Education Allowance (CEA) and the new method of application and payment/reimbursement of CEA, vide letter under reference, as per the Board’s letter are as under:

1. The amount fixed for reimbursement of CEA will be Rs. 2250/- om., and Rs.6750/- pm for Hostel Subsidy.

2. The reimbursement will be done just once a year, i.e. after completion of the financial year.

3. For reimbursement of CEA, a Certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the government employee studies, will be sufficient. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. (Proforma-I enclosed)

4. However, for hostel subsidy, a similar certificate from the Head of the Institution with additional requirement regarding amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex are to be furnished. (RBE No. 147/2017). The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling, Rs.6,750/- pm, whichever is lower shall be paid to the employee. Employees are required to be submitted bonafide certificate for hostel subsidy as per the proforma-II enclosed.

5. Hostel subsidy is reimbursable only in case of child studying in a residential school and staying in hostel of the said residential school.

6. The allowance will be double for differently abled children. (RBE No. 10/2018)
Scheduled for payment of CEA for the year 2017-18:

1. Applications for reimbursement/payment of CEA will be collected after the completion of financial year 2017-18 i.e. from 01.04.2018 up to 15.05.2018.

2. The received applications will be scrutinised and processed for sanction and vetting from Associate Finance through online i.e. on IPAS.

3. To ensure that the child/ward has studied during the academic Year, a bonafide Certificate from the school has to be obtained as per the prescribed proforma-I enclosed. This can also be in any format given by the school.

4. If both the spouses are Government servants, the applicant should declare that His/her spouse has not claimed the allowance, and will be liable for action under D & AR if it is found to be false at a later date.

5. Claims shall be admissible only for the First two surviving children whose names are included in the Family Composition. Before submitting an application for CEA, every employee should ensure that his/her child’s name is included in the Family Composition Certificate which was sent to Personnel Department for scanning and uploading to IPAS system or else such claims will not be processed.

6. It is also necessary to enclose the copy of employee’s Family Composition Details along with CEA application duly certified by the concerned supervisory officials.

7. The supervisory officials are requested to collect the applications of the employees working under them with bonafide certificates or original fee receipts/cash bills for hostel subsidy and forward the same to this Office in a one bunch under a covering letter duly listing the names for further process. Applications without covering letter shall not be entertained.

8. CEA application can also be downloaded from SWR website i.e. www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in on the following link:- About us -> Division -> Mysuru -> Personnel Branch -> Forms to download.

This has the approval of Competent Authority

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(BUBBLE YADAV)
DPO/I/MYS
For Sr.DPO/MYSURU

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

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Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948

Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948

overtime-Allowance-OTA

Overtime Pay in 7th CPC for Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948 – MoD Order

Government of India
Ministry of defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)

B-Wing, Sena Bhavan,
New Delhi, the 26 February, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948.

Consequent upon revision of pay structure as per VII CPC recommendations, the matter regarding payment of OTA, as per revised pay, to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishments under the Factories Act, 1948 has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law & Justice.

2. It has been decided that the Overtime Allowance shall be paid to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factories Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 1.1.2016. The OTA on the basis of revised wages is subject to the conditions stipulated in this Ministry’s OM No. 14(1)/97/D(Civ-11) dated 1st July 1998.

3. It is further added/clarified that those categories of “workers” who come within the scope of Section 64 of the Factories Act and whose basic pay exceed the wage limit, as specified in sub-section (6) of Section (1) of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, are entitled for payment of OTA in terms of MoD OM No. 14(2)/76/D(Civ-II) dated 25.06.1983 on the basis of wage limit notionally determined. Accordingly, OTA will be paid to them on the basis of wage limit notionally determined on the basis of old pay scales until the new wage limit is defined by the Ministry of Labour & Employment based on the consumer expenditure survey published by NSSO. Thereafter, the OTA will be paid to them on the basis of new wage limit notionally determined, if the basic pay exceeds the new wage limit.

The other conditions as laid down in this Ministry’s letter No. 14(1)/97/D(Civ-II) dated 1st July. 1998 shall remain unchanged

4. This issues with the concurrence of MoD(Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy No. 1 04/AG/PB dated 15.02.2018 and after consultation with Ministry of Labour & Employment vide their ID No. Z-16025/09/2017-ISH-II dated 13.11.2017

(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. 23014675

 

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Cabinet approves Amendments to Housing and Telephone Facilities Rules, Constituency Allowance Rules and Office Expense Allowance Rules for MPs

Cabinet approves Amendments to Housing and Telephone Facilities Rules, Constituency Allowance Rules and Office Expense Allowance Rules for MPs.

28 FEB 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Amendment to (i) The Housing and Telephone Facilities (Members of Parliament) Rules, 1956 (ii) The Members of Parliament (Constituency Allowance) Rules, 1986, (iii) The Members of Parliament (Office Expense Allowance) Rules, 1988. The details are:

Increase in the monetary ceiling of furniture at residence of Members of Parliament from Rs. 75,000/- (Rs. 60,000/- for durable and Rs. 15,000/- for non­durable) to Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. 80,000/- for durable and Rs. 20,000/- for non­durable) w.e.f. 01.04.2018 which shall be increased after every five years commencing from 01.04.2023 on the basis of Cost Inflation Index provided under clause (v) of Explanation to section 48 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Broadband internet facility may be provided to Members of Parliament w.e.f. August 2006 against 10,000 surrendered call units per annum on land line connection. The facility of broadband internet to Members of Parliament is already in practice since August, 2006 and it will now be incorporated in ‘the Housing and Telephone Facilities (Members of Parliament) Rules, 1956’ for its regularization through its amendment with retrospective effect by inserting a new rule.

Wi-fi zone with monthly tariff plan of Rs. 1700/- from 1.9.2015 to 31.12.2016 and Rs. 2200/- from 1.1.2017 onwards may be created in the Members residential areas for providing high speed internet connection (FTTH connection). This facility will be in addition to the existing broadband facility. For this purpose, three new sub-rules are to be inserted in ‘the Housing and Telephone Facilities (Members of Parliament) Rules, 1956.

Increase in the Constituency Allowance for Members of Parliament from Rs. 45,000/- per month to Rs. 70,000/- per month w.e.f. 1.4.2018 which shall be increased after every five years commencing from 01.04.2023 on the basis of Cost Inflation Index provided under clause (v) of Explanation to section 48 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Increase in the Office Expense Allowance for Members of Parliament from Rs. 45,000/- per month (Rs. 15,000/- for expenses on stationary items and postage plus Rs. 30,000/- for a computer literate person engaged by Member of Parliament for obtaining secretarial assistance) to Rs. 60,000/- per month (Rs. 20,000/- for expenses on stationary items and postage plus Rs. 40,000/- for a computer literate person engaged by Member of Parliament for obtaining secretarial assistance) w.e.f. 01.04.2018 which shall be increased after every five years commencing from 01.04.2023 on the basis of Cost Inflation Index provided under clause (v) of Explanation to section 48 of the Income -tax Act, 1961.

The decision of the Cabinet shall be conveyed to the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament for making amendments in the relevant rules which shall be get approved and confirmed by the Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker of House of the People and will be published in the Official Gazette.

Additional financial implication on account of the decision taken by the Cabinet would be Rupees 39,22,72,800/- (Rupees Thirty nine crores, twenty two lakhs, seventy two thousand & eight hundred) approximately of recurring expenditure and Rupees 6,64,05,400/- (Rupees Six crores, sixty four lakhs five thousand & four hundred) approximately of non-recurring expenditure.

Background:

Article 106 of the Constitution provides that the Members of either House

of Parliament shall be entitled to receive such salaries and allowances as may from time to time be determined by Parliament by law. Consequently, the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act (MSA Act) was enacted in 1954 (Act 30 of 1954). Section 9 of the MSA Act provides for constitution of a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament for the purpose of making rules under the Act. The Joint Committee has the powers to make rules after consultation with the Central Government to provide for all or any of the matters enumerated in the said section.

PIB

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Pay and allowances of Retired/Released Armed Forces Officers on re-Employment in the Armed Forces

7th CPC: Revision of Pay and Allowances of retired/released Armed Forces Officers wef 01.01.2016 on re-employment in Armed Forces – MoD Order

No.1(14)/2017-D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, dated the 09-1-2018

To

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

Subject: Pay and allowances of Retired/Released Armed Forces Officers on re-Employment in the Armed Forces

Sir,

The pay fixation of re-employed officers on re-employment in Armed forces, is being done in accordance with this Department’s letter No.1/69/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 24 July 2009. Officers re-employed in Defence services after retirement have been excluded from the purview of the Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017 vide Rule 2 thereof. The question of extension of the benefit of the revised pay rules to these officers and the procedure to be followed for fixing their pay in the revised pay structure has been considered by the Government. The president is pleased to decide that the pay fixation in respect of the Officers who were in/came into re-employment on or after 1st January,2016 will be done in accordance with the provisions contained in this order. This order will cover all re-employed officers on re-employment in Armed Forces.

2. Exercise of Option: Re-employed officers who become eligible to elect revised pay structure in accordance with these orders should exercise their option in the manner laid down in Rule 5 and Rule 6 of the Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017,within one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of these orders or in cases where the existing scales of pay of the posts held by them are revised subsequent to the issue of these within one hundred and eighty days of the date of such order. This facility of option is avilable to the re-employed officers who were re-employed before 1.1.2016 only.

Fixation / drawal of pay of Officers re-employed prior to 01.01.2016 and who were in re-employment as on 01.01.2016:

3. (a) The initial pay of a re-employed officer who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised structure from the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 7 of the Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations, 2017. Revised Pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension,if any), as admissible on relevant date of coming over to the revised pay structure,effective from 1.1.2016 or later, shall be deducted from his/her pay in accordance with the general policy of the Government on fixation and subsequent drawal of pay of re-employed Officers. Revised Military Service Pay and Dearness Allowance thereon shall be payable from 1.1.2016.

(b) In addition to the pay so fixed, the re-employed officer would continue to draw the retirement benefits he / she was permitted to draw in the pre-revised scales, as modified based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, orders in respect of which have been issued separately by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

(c) In the case of persons who were already on re-employment as on 01.01.2016, the pay may be fixed on the basis of these orders, with effect from the date of coming over to the new pay structure, i.e. 01.01.2016 or later, as per the option exercised by them in terms of para 2 above. In such cases, their term would be determined afresh as if they have been re-employed for the first time from such date of coming over to the new Pay Structure.

4. Officers Re-employed on or after 01-01-2016

Officers who are re-employed on or after 1-1-2016 shall be allowed to draw pay only in the revised Pay Structure.

(a) Officers who Retired from pre-revised scales of pay and were re-employed in the Revised Pay Structure.

The initial pay shall be fixed in the revised pay structure in accordance with Rule 7 of Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulation 2017 read with para 5 below, with reference to the rank held at the time of retirement. Military Service Pay and Dearness Allowance thereon shall be payable from 1-1-2016. However, an amount equivalent to the revised pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension) effective from 1-1-2016 or after shall be deducted from his pay so fixed in accordance with the general policy of the Govt on fixation of pay of re-employed officers.

(b) Officers who retired and are re-employed in the Revised Scale of pay.

The initial pay in the Level (read with Para 5 below) shall be fixed at the same cell in the Level as the last pay drawn. Military Service Pay and Dearness Allowance thereon shall be payable from 1-1-2016. Having fixed the Pay in the manner indicated, an amount equivalent to the revised pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension) effective from 1-1-2016 or after shall be deducted from his pay so fixed in accordance with the general policy of the Govt on fixation of pay of re-employed officers.

5. Pay in the Level. In the case of retired Armed Forces Officers (a) who were re-employed before 01.01.2016 (b) who retired from pre-revised pay scales and were re-employed on or after 01.01.2016 in the revised pay structure, and (c) who retired and are re-employed in the revised pay structure, on their re-employment in the Armed Forces, the pay of the officers will be fixed by granting them the pay in the Level of the rank held by them at the time of their retirement or Level of Colonel (Time Scale)’s pay whichever is lower.

Ignorable part of Pension

6. The President is also pleased to enhance the ignorable part of pension from Rs. 4000/- to Rs.15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand only) in the case of Commissioned Service Officers who retire before attaining the age of 55 years. The existing limits of military pensions to be ignored in fixing the pay of re-employed Officers will therefore, cease to be applicable to cases of such Officers who are re-employed on or after 1-1-2016. As Brigadiers retire at the age of 56 years they will not be eligible for ignorable portion of pension.

Drawal of increments

7. Once the initial pay of the re-employed officer has been fixed in the manner indicated above, he will be allowed to draw normal increments as per the provisions of Rule 9 and 10 of Army/ / Air Force/ Navy Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations, 2017.

8. Further, the existing ceiling of Rs. 80,000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on reemployment is enhanced to Rs.2,25,000/-, i.e. the pay plus MSP @Rs.15,500/- plus gross pension should not exceed the ceiling of Rs.2,25,000 pm, the maximum basic pay prescribed for officers in Level 17 under Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017.

9. Allowances: The drawal of various allowances and other benefits in the revised structure based on pay shall be regulated with reference to pay that is fixed on re-employment. Pay for these allowances will be the pay fixed before deducting the pension.

10. Gratuity/Death cum Retirement Gratuity – The re-employed officers shall not be eligible for any gratuity/Death cum Retirement Gratuity for the period of re-employment.

11. Some illustrations to cater for pay fixation in various situations arising are given in Appendix ‘A’ to this letter.

12. These Orders shall take effect from 1.1.2016. These Orders supersede the existing orders on the subject.

13. An undertaking may be obtained from re-employed officers who opt / are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure to the effect that, they understand and agree that the special dispensation provided through this order is subject to the condition of deduction of pension as admissible to them from time to time, where ever required as per extant instructions and also to recovery in case of over-payment made, if any.

14. This letter issues with the approval of Department of Personnel & Training vide their ID Note No. 1279783/2017-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 12.12.2017 and concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID Note No.3(16)/08-AG/389-PA, dated 05-01-2018.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Subbarayan)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

UNDERTAKING

(To be given by officers who are on re-employment on or after 01.01.2016 and who have chosen / are deemed to have chosen to be governed by the Army/ Navy/ Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017, in terms of MoD/ D(Pay/Services) order No. ______________ dated ____________ )

I, _______________________, S/o / W/o / D/o ______________________ , hereby undertake that I understand and agree that the special dispensation of pay fixation under the Army/ Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations, 2017 provided to me through the letter No. ___________________ dated ____________ is subject to the specific condition of deduction of pension as admissible to me from time to time, wherever required as per extant instructions and also to recovery in case of overpayment made, if any.

Signature. ___________________

Name ___________________

Designation___________________

Date:

Place:

Appendix ‘A’

ILLUSTRATION – 1

1. Initial pay fixation in revised scales of a re-emp officer who has retired in pre-revised scales and re-emp in pre-revised scales prior to 01 Jan 2016. Example of a Col retired on 31 Jul 2015 and re-emp on 01 Aug 2015.

(a) Col Retd on 31 Jul 2015

(i) Pay in Pay Band Rs. 55000/-
(ii) Grade Pay Rs. 8700/-
(iii) MSP Rs 6000/-
(iv) DA @ 119% Rs 82943/-
Total Rs 152643/-

(b) Fixation of Pay on Date of Re-employment as on 01 Aug 2015

(i) Re-emp Pay Rs. 63700/-

(c) Re-fixation of Pay on 01 Jan 2016 in accordance with Pay Rule / Regulations

(i) Level - Level 13
(ii) Revised Pay (63700 x 2.57) - Rs 163709/-
(iii) Rounded off to next higher Cell in Level 13 - Rs 165400/-
(iv) Revised Military Service Pay - Rs 15500/-
Total - Rs 180900

(d) Revised Pension

(i) Rs 34850 x 2.57 Rs 89565/-

(e) Fixation of Pay on Re-employment

(i) Pay Rs 165400/-
(ii) Less Pension – Ignorable limit (89565 – 15000) Rs 74565/-
(iii) Net Pay admissible Rs 90835/-

(f) As pay has been fixed on 01 Jan 2016, the re-employed officer will be entitled for annual increment as per the existing provisions of Army/ Navy/ Air Force Officers Pay Rules/ Regulations 2017. DA will be admissible as per rates announced from time to time. Revised MSP @ Rs. 15500/- and DA thereon will also be admissible w.e.f. 1-1-2016.

ILLUSTRATION – 2

2. Initial pay fixation in revised scales of a re-employed officer who has retired post implementation of 7th CPC and was granted re-employment post 01 Jan 2016. Example of a Colonel retired on 31 Mar 2016 and re-employed on 01 Apr 2016.

(a) Col Retd on 31 Mar 2016

(i) Pay in Defence Pay Matrix Rs 165400/-
(ii) MSP Rs 15500/-
Total Rs 180900/-

(b) Revised Pension – 90450

(c) Fixation of Pay on date of Re-employment as on 01 Apr 2016

(i) Pay Rs 165400/-
(ii) Less Pension – Ignorable limit (90450 – 15000) Rs 75450/-
(iii) Net Pay admissible Rs 89950/-

(d) As the pay has been fixed based on the revised pay rules/regulations, the re-employed officer will be entitled for annual increment as per the existing provisions of Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations 2017. DA will be admissible as per rates announced from time to time. Revised MSP @ Rs.15500/- and DA thereon will also be admissible w.e.f. 1-1-2016.

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FORMAT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Children Education Allowance : Format of Certificate from School

FORMAT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to two children in case of first child being totally mentally disabled

Grant of Children Education Allowance to two children in case of first child being totally mentally disabled

No.I/13(a)

Dated: 18/12/2017

Dr.Jitendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
North Block,
New Delhi-l10001

 

Respected Sir,
Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to two children in case of first child being totally mentally disabled-reg

 

Complaints continued to be received by the Federation from those central Government employees in general and Railway employees in particular, who, unfortunately, have been graced with 1st child (out of three living children) being mentally retarded/disabled and is not able to receive education even at school level due to his/her physical/mental infirmity while other two children of those employees who are normal in all respects and are receiving education at school/college levels, but however, the Children Education Allowance is allowed only in respect of one child. On scrutiny of available instructions and answers to Frequently Asked Questions circulated by the

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) vide O.M. No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt (AL) dated…….., it is seen that the above cases are not covered for payment of Children Education Allowance to two children, as a result payment of Children Education Allowance to the 3rd ward is denied citing the plea that CEA/Hostel Subsidy is payable only to the eldest surviving children of the employees inspite of valid justification.

 

NFIR however is of the view that the genuine cases of these type have never been brought to the notice of the Government (DoP&T and MoF) for consideration despite the fact that there is sufficient justification to allow CEA/Hostel Subsidy to two children in view of special circumstances as explained in first para above. Federation contends that the stipulation for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy presently existing, needs to be reviewed and relaxed suitably so that any to surviving children out of three of the Government employee are eligible for grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy particularly in those cases where eldest or second eldest out of the three differently abled/mentally retarded and not in a position to receive education under any circumstances.

 

Federation therefore, requests the Hon’ble Minister to kindly intervene and see that extant instructions are suitably relaxed soon by the DoP&T for allowing re-imbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to two school/college going children out of three when one of whom is totally disabled.

 

Action taken in the matter may kindly be advised to the Federation.

Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel

Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel

Qualification Allowance

7thCPC-qualification-allowance

Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). HQI have been introduced and extended to JCOs/OR.

7thCPC-qualification-allowance

Dress Allowance

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Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017. 

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Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel

Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel

Transport Allowance

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Note : (a) Cities Auth Higher Tpt Allce (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.

(b) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.

(c) Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the Tpt Allowance at the rate of Rs.15,750 + DA per month.

(d) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

(e) Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250 + DA.

Conveyenance-travel-allowance

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/ D(Mov)/17 dated 15 Sep 2017.

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Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards

Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards

No.7(62)/2014-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110105
Dated the 4th December, 2017

To

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards.

Sirs,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30th March, 2011 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to the enhanced payment of monetary allowance at the following rates to all recipients, irrespective of rank and income, of the following Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards, with effect from 1st August, 2017:

GALLANTRY AWARD EXISTING RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
REVISED RATE
OF MONETARY
ALLOWANCE
(RUPEES
PER MONTH)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 4,000 8,000
Indian Order of Merit (IOM) 4,000 8,000
Indian Distinguished Service Medal (IOSM) 4,000 8,000
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for Officers 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) 2,800 6,000
Military Medal (MM) 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) for Other Ranks 2,800 6,000

2. The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death. Ordinarily, the widow who was first married shall receive the allowance but with the special sanction of the Government the allowance may be divided equally between the lawful widows of the recipient.

3. When the award had been made posthumously to a bachelor, the monetary allowance shall be paid to his father or mother, and in case the posthumous awardee was a widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter as the case may be.

4. Each bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of monetary allowance as admissible to the original award.

5. The monthly monetary allowance will be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.

6. Payments, if any, already made for the period beyond the date of issue of this letter will be adjusted against the payment due under this letter.

7. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the relevant Heads of the Defence Services Estimates.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 7/67/E.III.A/98 dated 11th September, 2017.

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

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Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees – Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission – DOPT Orders

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees – Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission – DOPT Orders

7th-CPC-Deputation-Duty-Allowance-DoPT

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 1st 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) Allowance admissible 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 of pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account of 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 purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR): If such a Proforma 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: DOPT

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Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Recipients of the gallantry awards are entitled to the monetary allowance as per the letter of 1972 of Ministry of Defence (MoD), superseded by letter in 1995 of the MoD, which have been revised from time to time. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance, the allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her re-marriage or death. The payment of the allowance will, however, be continued to a widow who re-marries the late husband’s brother and lives a communal life with the living heir eligible for family pension.

Representations were received from various quarters to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance.

This issue was considered by the Government of India and it has now been decided to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance vide MoD letter dated November 16, 2017.

The revised condition for grant of monetary allowance for recipients of gallantry awards is as under:

The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death.
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TA AND SITTING FEE – PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON – OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

TA AND SITTING FEE – PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON – OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

UGC

 

F.No.21-1/2015(FD- 1/B)

Dated: 22.09.2017

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

TA AND SITTING FEE – PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON – OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

 

In supersession of UGC.OM.No.21-1/2015(FD-1/B)dated 16th March,2016,the rules for TA and Sitting Fee payable to the official and non-official members/ experts win be as under:

 

The categories of Official and Non‐Official Members are as fo1lows:

 

Serving(State/central) Government servants, Semi Government Autonomous Bodies, Employees paid from the consolidated Fund of India or through Grants-in-aid are treated as

 

Official Members.
AⅡ others including retied Government Servants and retired/ex-member of the University Grants Commission or Statutory Bodies viz.Universities, Institutions, Councils, Boards and Societies etc. are to be treated as Non-Official Members.

 

NOTE
” Permanent Account Number (PAN) allotted by the Income Tax Authorities has to be indicated by the member/expert variably while filling up the Bill”. Payment will be made through E-mode in the bank accounts of members mandatorily. Hence, Experts are required to attach a copy of cancelled cheque leaf with their claims.

 

1. SITTING FEE
l. Rs. 3,000/- per day for per meeting subject to maximum of Rs. 5,000/- per day irrespective of number of meetings in a day.

2. Rs. 5,000/- per day for inspection/visit of various committees institutions/Universities/organizations.

3. Commission Members would also be entitled for sitting fee @ Rs. 5,000/- per day on the date of Commission Meetings.

 

NOTE
 

l. Payment of Sitting Fee is subject to T.D.S

 

2. Officials of Govt. of India who are nominated as Govt. representatives would not be entitled for sitting fee as they attend the meeting in their official capacity as Govt. / Secretary nominee or on ex-official basis.

 

2. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE
 

Outstation Members/Experts:

 

(i) Travel by Air: The members (officials as well as non-official) will be entitled to travel by air as per entitlement in service or before retirement as the case may be. Non-entitled members will entitled for journey by air, on specific prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The journey by air is to be performed by Air India on the sectors where it ply. On other sectors, journey by private airlines will be allowed. Any deviation would require prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The member V experts entitled to travel by air may travel by public helicopter in case place is not connected by air. However, hiring of charter helicopter, will not be permissible. The claim for air helicopter journey is to be supported by original boarding cards.

 

(ii) Travel by Train: The member V experts will be entitled to travel by all trains including Rajdhani Express/Shatabadi Express as per the entitlement in service or before retirement.

 

NOTE
(a) Air tickets will be arranged by the UGC, Travel Desk whereas train tickets would have to be arranged by the experts.

 

(b) The cancellation charges/ticket re-scheduling charges shall also be reimbursable in case of cancellation or postponement of meeting by the UGC [For Sl. No.2. (i) & (ii)]. The specific approval for the same would be required for claiming such amount.

 

(iii) The outstation member/experts for intercity travel from the place of residence/Office to the place of meeting and back or in between the places of residence and meeting place & back (located not more than 350 Kms. each side) may travel either by their own vehicle or by taxi. Documentary evidence of journey performed by Own vehicle will have to be submitted. In case of hired taxi receipt is to be produced, road mileage @ Rs. 20/- per K.M. or amount actually paid which ever is less will be allowed for such journeys on point to point basis. In case of journey undertaken in NER, road mileage would be enhanced by 20% subject to actual expenditure. No night halting or driver allowance will be allowed. If the particular route have toll plazas, the taxi/car claim will be admitted only if it is supported with the receipts of toll taxes or inter-state entry tax. The toll taxes/entry tax etc., will additionally be reimbursed in such cases.

 

If the distance is more than 350 Kms (each side), either the road mileage will be restricted to 350 Kms or to the fare of train as per entitlement or AC bus as available on that particular route (as per the option of expert).

 

(iv) The local taxi fee at State Tr&sport Authority (STA) rates applicable in the State from residence office to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand and from Place of meeting to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand is payable. Where there are no rates notified by State Transport authority, the Taxi or Own Car fare @ Rs.20/- per km shall be reimbursable. The re-imbursement of pre-paid or post-paid taxi fare (including toll taxes) on point to point basis will be allowed on actual basis on production of receipt. Taxi fare for full day will not be reimbursed.

 

(v) The night charges @ 25% will additionally be allowed if starting the journey by road/by own car or taxi between 11.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. [For Sl. No. 2. (iv)].

 

Local Experts
Local Experts will be reimbursed taxi or own vehicle charges @) Rs.20/- per K.m. from residence/office to the place of meeting & back on point to point basis. Taxi for full day will not be allowed for reimbursement.

 

3. DAILY ALLOWANCE
 

(i) Outstation Members/Experts
Following rates of Food & Lodging etc., will be applicable to the Experts:-

 

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 *l. Lodging charges are admissible subject to actuals on production of receipts.
2. Food charges will be re-imbursed on self certification.
3. No lodging charges will be paid if self arrangement is made.
4. The rates of food and lodging will further increase by 25o/o automatically
whenever DA in Govt. of India increases by 5A%.

 

(ii) Local Members/Experts:

No boarding & Lodging charges are payable to Local Members/Experts.

 

4. UGC Officers/Officials will be covered under FR/SRs (TA) Rules. Hence, these orders would not be applicable to them.

 

5. This issues with the approval of Chairman, UGC Dy. No. 32811 dated 19.09.2017.

sd/-
(P.K. Thakur)
Secretary

Source: www.ugc.ac.in

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