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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..

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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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7th Pay Commission Allowances: Atomic Energy Employees writes to Government

7th Pay Commission Allowances : Atomic Energy Employees writes to Government writes to Finance Ministry requesting a meeting to discuss about enhancing of Allowances.

Dept of Atomic Energy employees association writes to the Secretary, Dept of Expenditure regarding

NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/16/198

26.09.2016

To
The Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance

Sub: Note on 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Reg

Sir,

It is understood that the Committee on Allowances constituted by the Government hold a preliminary meeting with National Council (JCM) Standing Committee on 1st September 2016. In the meeting the staff side representatives presented their views on various allowances and decided to submit a detailed note and to hold further meeting.

In this context, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) which represents the entire non gazetted employees under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) would like to submit the note attached with this letter contains the views on various allowances.

The 7th Central Pay Commission, in its report referred about 196 Allowances and recommended to:

  • Abolish certain allowances
  • Subsume with certain allowances
  • Certain allowances are merged as single allowance)
  • While considering Department specific Allowances, some of them are considered and certain other allowances has not referred/mentioned

Under this circumstance we feel the Committee should review the every comments recorded by the Pay Commission on Allowances. Similarly the Committee on Allowance also should consider various allowance, especially Department specific which are not considered by the CPC and not recommended neither to abolish or subsume nor enhance.

However we prepared the note attached herewith is directly related to the employees of Department of Atomic Energy in which some allowances are common in nature and others are Department specific. Following Allowances are linked with various categories of DAE Employees.

A. COMMON ALLOWANCES:

a. House Rent Allowance
b. Transport Allowance
c. Dearness Allowance
d. Overtime Allowance
e. Night Duty Allowance
f. National Holiday Allowance
g. Dress Allowances
h. Nursing Allowance
i. Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA).
j. Children Education Allowance
k. Family Planning Allowance
l. Cash Handling And Treasury Allowance
m. Fixed Conveyance Allowance
n. Fixed Medical Allowance
o. Unreported Allowances

B. AREA SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES.

a. Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance.
b. Special Duty Allowances
c. Tribal Area Allowance

C. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES.

a. Update Allowance
b. Qualification Incentive Scheme (QIS)
c. Nuclear Research Plant Supporting Allowance (NRPSA)
d. Risk & Hardship Matrix

Further we request you to arrange a meeting with the office bearers of NFAEE to present our views in person, especially about the Allowances which are related to the employees of Department of Atomic Energy.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully,
(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General

Click to view NFAEE Ref. No: nfaee/sg/16/198 dated 26.09.2016

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7th Pay Commission : Allowances Report to be Delayed by a Week As FM too busy with political agenda

The submission of report on allowances is likely to be delayed by a week, primarily because of the Uri terror attack on an army base in Jammu and Kashmir and partly because of the BJP national executive meet held in the Kerala city of Kozhikode.

Sources said, The report of special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is to be delayed because of Uri attack and BJP national executive meet held in Kozhikode, Kerala.

An official in Anonymous said, The report of special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is to be delayed because of Uri attack and BJP national executive meet held in Kozhikode, Kerala. The committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission could not submit its report as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy due to political developments post attack on Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and BJP’s national executive meet.

The report of the committee on allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was to submit last week but the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy with political agenda for the both incidents that so fatter allowances was not prioritised, sources in Finance Ministry quoted.

The committee on allowances was ready to submit its report even two months in advance. The committee is likely to call on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in this week, if the political situation returns to normal, sources added.

The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. The government while issuing the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission had announced to set up a special committee to examine the recommendations on allowances. The Committee was given four months to submit its report on allowances. The committee met employees unions leaders on August 4 and September 1 respectively before preparing its report. However the submission of the report is likely to be delayed by a week now.

The pay commission resolution issued on July 25 said, till a final decision on allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from January 1, 2016. The allowances had been a major bone of contention amongst majority of the central government employees.

The government issued the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July. The 7th Pay Commission notification confirmed that central government employees will get 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is the lowest in 70 years. The Cabinet also approved the increase in minimum pay Rs 18,000 from existing Rs 7,000.

Source: India.com

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Payment of Allowances in Revised pay may satisfy the Government Staff

Payment of Allowances in Revised pay may satisfy the Government Staff

 

It is believed that Payment of Allowances in Revised pay may at least satisfy the Government Staff, despite the fact that the Pay Hike is not sufficient. 7th CPC Allowances

Bapus are annoyed about the inordinate delay in announcing Allowances. Talks are doing rounds that the government is deliberately playing the delaying tactics to make the CG Staff to accept the decisions of Allowance Committee.

Central Staff upset with Pay Hike

Already the Central Government Staff are very much upset with Pay Hike recommended for next Ten Long years. They in fact are not happy about the Arrears paid to them. Though the Govt has defended that the Pay Revision arrears will not be as high as in previous Pay Commission, because Arrears for couple of years had been paid in previous Pay Commission. But this time Pay Revision took place within seven months from the due date. So obviously the Pay Revision Arrears will be lesser than previous Pay Commission.

Though a Committee was formed to review the Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor, it is believed that it was wrapped up already. But the federations are Optimistic. They expect somehow the Committee will help them to pacify the Govt Servants on this particular issue.

But nonpayment of Allowances in revised Pay will certainly axe the feel good factor in Central Government Offices. They are started losing patience over it and expect the government to announce it soon. Because the take home pay after pay revision is unbelievably very low comparing to the previous Pay commission. The Central government should not reduce the rate of Allowances and it should be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016

Source: http://govtstaffnews.in/

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Allowances in 7th Pay Commission NOTE ON ALLOWANCES by NFPE

ALLOWANCES-NFPE

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

PF-No.PF-PJCA/20

Dated: 16th September, 2016

To
The Secretary,
Department of Post,
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001

NOTE ON ALLOWANCES

1. The recommendation of the 7th CPC that Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible alongiwth Special Duty Allowance (SDA) should not be accepted by Government.

In para 8.10.62 of the 7th CPC the following recommendation is made

Para 8.10.62  There are some Special Compensatory Allowances that are based on geographical location and are meant to compensate for hardship faced by employees posted in such places. It is proposed to subsume these allowances under the umbrella of Tough Location Allowance.

In Para 8.10.63 the Commission made the following recommendations
The Tough Location Allowance will, however, not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance.

At present, special allowances are paid in the following places along with Special Duty Allowance.

(a) Assam and North Easter Region : Special Compensatory allowance paid alongwith Special Duty Allowance.
(b) Andaman & Nicobar Islands : Special Compensatory Allowance paid alongwith Island Special Duty Allowance.
(c) Tripura Special Compensatory Remote Locality Allowance paid along with Special Duty Allowance.

Demand of the staff side: In all the above cases Tough Location Allowance may be paid alongwith Special Duty Allowance. Withdrawal of any of the above allowances, will result in substantial financial loss to the employees. An existing benefit should not be withdrawn, under the pretext of 7th CPC’s unjustified recommendation.

2. Special Duty Allowance in N. E. Region should be uniform for all at 30%.

In Para 8.17.115 the 7th CPC made the following observation

Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted to attract civilian employees to seek posting in North Eastern and Ladhak Regions, in view of the risk and hardship prevailing in these areas. Currently the rate of SDA is 37.5% of Basic Pay for AIS officers and 12.5% of Basic Pay for other employees.

In para 8.17.118 the Commission made the following recommendation
Accordingly in line with our general approach of rationalizing the percentage based allowance by a factor of 0.8, SDA for AIS officers should be paid at the rate of 30% of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10% of their basic pay.

Demand of the staff side: The discrimination between AIS officers and other civilian employees in payment of SDA should not be there and all may be paid at the same rate i.e. at the rate of 30% recommended by the pay commission for AIS officers.

3. Allowances which are not reported to 7thCPC by the concerned departments.

In para 8.2.5 of the report, the 7th CPC made the following recommendation.
We have considered all allowances reported to us, in this chapter. Any allowances, not mentioned here (And hence not reported to the commission) shall cease to exist immediately. In case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of an existing allowance which has not been deliberated upon or covered in this report, it should be re-notified by the ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of Ministry of Finance and should be put in the public domain.

Demand of the Staff Side: The above recommendation should not be accepted, as it amounts to penalizing employees for the fault of the departmental heads. The following allowance which are not reported to the commission should be retained and enhanced.

(a) PO & RMS Accountants’ Special allowance
Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants of Postal department are posted as PO & RMS Accountant after passing a qualifying examination. Taking into consideration their work which require much skill, application of mind, and knowledge of all rulings, Special allowance is granted to them. This allowance may beretained and enhanced.

4. Savings Bank Allowance in Post offices:

In Department of Posts, Savings Bank Allowance is granted to Postal Assistant working in Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) for shouldering strenuous and complicated nature of Savings Bank work. Postal Assistants need to qualify an aptitude test to get this allowance. The current rates are Rs.300/- per month for fully engaged staff and Rs.150/- per month for partially engaged staff.

In para 8.10.80 of the report, the Commission recommended as follows:
Savings Bank Allowance be abolished as the justification provided by the concerned ministry for the grant of this allowance is not sufficient for their continuance.

Demand of staff side: Savings Bank Allowance should be retained and enhanced in view of the justification given above.

5. Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance

In para 8.10.50 of the report, the 7th CPC made the following recommendation
There is hardly any hardship involved at altitude of 1000 meters (more than 3000 feets) above sea level. Hence, it is recommended that the allowance should be abolished.

Demand of the staff side: The above observation of the commission is not based on ground realities but based on presumption. Hence the above allowance should be retained and enhanced.

6. Family Planning Allowance

In para 8.17.50 of the report, the 7th CPC made the following recommendations
The commission recognizes the fact that most of the benefit related to children viz. children Education Allowance, maternity Leave, LTC etc. are available for two children only. Moreover, the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has also gone up among Government servants. Hence, a separate allowance aimed towards population control is not required. Accordingly, it is recommended that family planning allowance should be abolished.

Demand of the staff side: The above allowance may be retained. In any case, the Family Planning Allowance already granted should not be withdrawn.

7. Fixed Medical Allowance

In Para 8.17.51 of the report the 7th CPC observed as follows

It is granted to pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization, presently payable at the rate of Rs.500/- p.m. Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to Rs.2000/-.

In para 8.17.52 the Commission made the following recommendation-
The Commission notes that the allowance was enhanced from Rs.300/- to Rs.500/- p.m from 19.11.2014. As such, further enhancement of this allowance is not recommended.

Demand of the staff side: in the memorandum submitted to 7th CPC, the staff side had elaborately explained the justification for enhancing the FMA to Rs.2000/-. As everybody knows, old age persons are suffering from many deceases and as the cost of medicines has increased manifold the expenditure on outdoor medical treatment has also gone up like anything. With Rs.500/- p.m no pensioner can meet the medical expenses. The commission has not conducted any scientific and realistic study, but simply rejected the demand stating that it is enhanced recently. It is once again requested that the FMA for pensioners may be enhanced to Rs.2000/- p.m as in the case of EPF pensioners.

8. Cash handling Allowance

In para 8.10.9 of the report, the 7th CPC observed as follows: 

It is paid to cashiers working in Central Government departments, for handling of cash. The current rates are:

Average amount of monthly cash disbursed Rate per month
Below Rs. 50000 230
Over Rs. 50000 upto 200000 450
Over 200000 upto 500000 600
Over 500000 upto 1000000 750
Above 1000000 900

Again in Para 8.10.57 the commission observed as follows:

Treasury Allowance : This allowance is granted in Department of Posts to Treasurers and Assistant Treasurers working in Head Post offices and large Sub Post offices for handling cash. The present rate is Rs.360/- p.m for handling cash upto Rs.2 lakhs and Rs.480/- p.m. for handling cash more than Rs.2 lakhs.

In para 8.10.80 the commission made the following recommendation
Assistant cashier Allowance, Cash handling allowance and Treasury Allowance
With technological advances and growing emphasis on banking, these allowances have lost their relevance. Hence it is recommended that not only all salary be paid through banks, but Ministries/departments should work out plans to first minimize and then eliminate all sorts of cash transactions.

Demand of the staff Side: The recommendation of the Commission is not realistic. Till that time the cash transactions are eliminated the Cash handling allowance and Treasury allowance should be retained and enhanced.

9. Cycle Allowance

In para 8.15.10 of the report the 7th CPC made the following observation.
It is paid where the duties attached to the post require extensive use of bicycle and the official concerned has to use and maintain his own cycle for official journeys. The existing rate is Rs.90 p.m.

In para 15.11 the commission made the following recommendation:
The Commission is of the view that amount of this allowance is megre and the allowance itself is outdated. Hence it should be abolished.

Demand of the staff side: This allowance is at present given to more than 40000 Postmen staff and about 50000 GraminDakSevaks of the Postal Department. When the commission itself observed that an official using his own bicycle for official duties has to incur expenditure for maintenance of the cycle. When the maintenance work is done for performing official duties, the amount should be reimbursed to the official, whether the amount is megre or not. Hence this allowance should be retained and enhanced.

10. Overtime Allowance

In para 8.17.97 of the report the 7th CPC made the following recommendations :

Hence while this commission shares the sentiments of the predecessors that Government offices need to increase productivity and efficiency and recommended that OTA should be abolished (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions) at the same time it is also recommended that in case the Government decides to continue with OTA for these categories of staff for which it is not statutory requirement, then the rate of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50% from their current levels.

Demand of the staff side: OTA rates are revised in the year 1987. For the last 30 years no revision has taken place. Eventhough an arbitration award for enhancement is given, the same is also pending implementation for the last 20 years. After 7th CPC revision, one hour wage of an MTS is Rs. 75/- where as rate for one hour OTA is Rs.15.85 only!!! Hence it is requested that overtime allowance wherever sanctioned must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee.

11. Dress Allowance

(a) Para 08.16.14 may be referred. The 7th CPC recommended four slabs of Dress allowance per year for various categories of employees. In the Department of Posts there are about 75000 Postmen and Multi-Tasking staff wearing uniform. Their name is not mentioned in the category of employees shown in the table. Even if it is included in the other categories of staff, then the Dress Allowance per year will be Rs.5000/- only. At present the Postmen/MTS staff of Postal department are getting more than Rs.5000/- for uniform plus washing allowance. Hence it should be made clear under which category the Postmen and MTS staff of Postal department are to be included, in the dress allowance table recommended by the 7th CPC. These official may be granted Rs.10000/- as dress allowance.

(b) It is further demanded that the Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs.32400 per annum.

(c) If cloth for dress is provided stitching charges should be revised reasonably.

(d) Washing allowance should be increased from Rs.90/- to 150/- Rupees per month.

Yours faithfully

Sd/-
(D. Theagarajan)
Secretary General

Sd/-
(R.N. Parashar)
FNPO Secretary General

Source: NFPE

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Brief of the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance(Expenditure), Government of India

Brief of the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance(Expenditure), Government of India

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

No.NC/JCM/2016

Dated: September 1, 2016

All Constituents of
National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance(Expenditure), Government of India

To obtain the views of the National Council(Staff Side)(JCM) on the recommendations of 7th CPC relating to Allowances, the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance(Expenditure), Government of India, with the National Council(Staff Side) JCM.

From the Official Side, Secretary(Defence), Home, DoP&T, Postal, Chairman Railway Board, J.S.(Estt.), J.S.(Pers.) and J.S.(IC), and from Staff Side(JCM), all the Standing Committee Members were present in the meeting.

At the outset, Secretary(Staff Side)(JCM) as well as Leader(Staff Side)(JCM) and other Standing Committee Member of the NC/JCM(Staff Side) expressed their anguish for non-formation of High Level Committee as was agreed to by the Group of Ministers(Government of India) for settling the issue of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

The Secretary, Finance(Expenditure) told that, the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(Exp.) with J.S.(Pers.), JS(Estt.) and JS(Imp.) as Members has been made only for this purpose. Let us believe that, after the meeting, report of the said committee would be sent to the Government of India for its acceptance.

The Secretary, Finance(Expenditure) asked the Staff Side(JCM) to give their viewpoint in a Note on the Common Demands to implement these, and the Departmental grievances to their respective departments, and after that, a meeting will again be called.

Staff Side(JCM) strongly demanded that, date of effect of Allowance should be 01.01.2016. The Staff Side(JCM) explained its position as well about its demand that, House Rent Allowance should be 10%, 20% and 30% and Transport Allowance must be rationalized and exempted from the Income Tax, Children Education Allowance should be Rs.3,000 and Hostel Subsidy should be Rs.10,000 and these should also be exempted from the Income Tax.

Staff Side demanded that, Post Graduate and Professional Courses should also be covered in Children Education Allowance. The issue of Special Duty Allowance was also raised for N.E. Region by the Standing Committee Members of JCM(Staff Side). Fixed Medical Allowance should be Rs.2,000 with Dearness Allowance Indexation, Over Time Allowance must be given, Small Family Allowance should be continued and Dress Allowance needs to be reviewed. Various Departmental Allowances, which have been abolished, should be allowed to continue, like Breakdown Allowance in the Railways and Fixed Conveyance Allowance to Postal Department employees. All the Standing Committee Members raised various issues related to Allowances.

This is for your information.

Comradely yours

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary Staff Side

Source : ncjcmstaffside

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Electronic receipts acceptable for claiming Children Education Allowance (CEA) by central government employees

Electronic receipts acceptable for claiming Children Education Allowance (CEA) by central government employees

New Delhi: Electronic receipts are valid for claiming Children Education Allowance (CEA) by central government employees, the Centre has said.

“E-receipts produced by central government employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

The decision comes as employees have been facing problems in getting reimbursement of education fees paid by them for their children due to lack of clarity over acceptance of the E-receipts.

As per norms, the reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the government employees.

Reimbursement is also permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution for children of the government employees.

PTI

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