Mention Aadhaar for filing governance-related grievances: Government

Mention Aadhaar for filing governance-related grievances: Government

 

To reduce the number of vexatious and malicious complaints the government has decided to encourage the complainants to mention their Aadhaar card numbers while filing grievances on governance-related matters through an online platform.

 

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), which is the nodal agency for formulating policy guidelines for citizen-centric governance, manages a Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System.

 

People can visit public grievance website — http://pgportal.gov.in/ — to file their complaints. The grievance can be filed against any government organisation in the country through this portal.

 

“There have been some vexatious complaints and those with no concrete information. People should be encouraged to mention their Aadhaar number so that false complaints can be separated from the genuine ones and there is no harassment of government officials in the process,” a senior DARPG official said.

He said the filing of Aadhaar has not been made mandatory and is an optional field in an application form available online for lodging grievances.

 

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number which acts as a proof of identity and address anywhere in the country.

 

Grievances are now also being monitored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself through the online Proactive Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) wherein grievances identified for systemic changes are discussed through video conferencing with the concerned Secretaries.

A mobile application was also launched in October last year which can be downloaded on a smart phone for lodging grievances.

 

Lakhs of public grievances are filed online every year. About three lakhs grievances were filed in 2014, 2.35 lakh in 2013 and 2.01 lakh in 2012, according to government data.

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Retirement benefits on Court Orders – CGDA Instructions

Retirement benefits on Court Orders – CGDA Instructions

Instruction for implementing court orders regarding grant of retirement benefits – regarding

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No.LC/3024/Court/Misc.

Dated: 08.01.2016

To
All PCsDA / PCsA / PIFA
CsDA / CsFA / IFA

Subject: Instruction for implementing court orders regarding grant of retirement benefits-regarding

Please find enclosed a copy of DO No. 38/70/14-P&PW(A) dated 18-12-2015 from Shri Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat on the above subject matter received vide MoD (Fin) ID No. 17(2)/C/2016 dated 07-01-2016. The ibid DO is self explanatory. Accordingly, steps may be taken to ensure necessary action on the above said DO.

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(T.K.Jajoria)
Sr. Dy. CGDA (AN)

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Centre brings web tools to promote use of Hindi among employees

Centre brings web tools to promote use of Hindi among employees

 

Central government has introduced web tools like audio-typing aid on computers and is working on making available Hindi classic literature digitally to promote use of the language among its employees, a top official today said.

“We have introduced e-tools to make learning and adaption of Hindi easier among central government employees. For their self-learning, we have also brought in audio-typing aid for their ease,” Secretary, Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha) Girish Shankar said.

The senior bureaucrat said this on the sidelines of a function to mark the 11th ‘World Hindi Day’ in the national capital.

“In our bid to promote usage of Hindi, we are also bringing classic works like those of Premchand and others authors available on the web for our employees, who wish to read those literature,” he said.

The event was hosted by city-based organisation ‘Vishwa Hindi Parishad’ at the Constitution Club of India, which was attended among others, by BJP Sitamarhi MP Ram Kumar Sharma and noted novelist Narendra Kohli.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was scheduled to open the event, had to give it a miss due to some urgencies.

“I express my heartfelt wishes to one and all on the occasion of ‘Vishwa Hindi Diwas’. It would have been an honour to attend the programme but due to some urgent work, I couldn’t move out of Mumbai,” he said in a Hindi message sent to the organisers.

First ‘World Hindi Day’ was celebrated in 2006 during the then UPA dispensation.

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Deduction of CGHS Contribution on change of Grade Pay by virtue of promotion/grant of NFSG from retrospective date – CGHS Clarification

Deduction of CGHS Contribution on change of Grade Pay by virtue of promotion/grant of NFSG from retrospective date- reg.

F.No.s.11030/55/2011-CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGHS (P) Section

 

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 10th December, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 Sub: Deduction of CGHS Contribution on change of Grade Pay by virtue of promotion/grant of NFSG from retrospective date- reg.

 

This Ministry is receiving requests from various ministries regarding deduction of CGHS Contribution on change of Grade Pay by virtue of promotion/grant of NFSG from retrospective date. The matter was examined in this ministry and a clarification was issued in this regard vide letter No.S 11030/55/2011-CGHS (P) dated 26/10/2012.

 

Matter is again clarified as under:

‘In cases where pay of a Government employee is revised from a retrospective date, resulting in change of amount of CGHS contribution payable, contribution at the higher slab rate may be recovered only from the date of issue of the Order, i.e., the date on which the Order upgrading his pay was issued, and not the date from which his pay is being effected (retrospectively).’

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(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

 

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Government considering Aadhaar Card for NRIs: Swaraj

The government is considering giving Aadhaar cards to Non-Resident Indians and a decision on it will be taken soon, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today while inviting the diaspora community to actively participate in India’s growth story.

In her address to the first limited edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, Swaraj said it has been decided that women workers will be allowed to go to Gulf countries for employment only through government agencies to ensure they are not duped by recruiting agents or firms.

The PBD, webcast by almost all Indian Missions and Posts, was organised for the first time by External Affairs Ministry (MEA) after the government’s decision to merge Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) with it.

Earlier MOIA used to host the event. January 9 was chosen as the day for PBD as it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the “greatest Pravasi”, returned home from South Africa to lead India’s freedom struggle.

Asking the diaspora to participate in government’s various flagship programmes including Skill India, Digital India and Clean Ganga initiatives, she said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the Aadhaar card scheme to be extended to NRIs.

“So far Aadhar card has been given to those Indians who live in India. It is not for non-resident Indians. But you will be happy to know that the Prime Minister wants the card to be given to the NRIs the way it is issued to people living in India.

“He even wants it for OCI (Overseas Citizens of India card) holders. The matter is under our consideration. No decision has been taken as discussions on it are underway. I hope soon you will hear about it,” Swaraj said during an interaction following her address.

The government has so far issued Aadhaar cards to over 92 crore citizens. Under the programme, every citizen is to be provided with a 12-digit unique identification number for which biometric information is collected.

On restricting women from going to Gulf countries through the recruiting agencies, she said the decision has been taken to stop them from getting duped.

“We will send women only through government agencies,” Swaraj said during an interactive session with Indian missions abroad.

Calling upon the diaspora to be part of the India growth story, she said “It is time for you to come back to India.”

Effusive in praise of the Prime Minister, Swaraj said India’s engagement with the overseas Indians has increased manifold because of his constant endevour to reach out to the community. Swaraj also mentioned Modi’s Madison Square address in the US and at the Wembly in London.

“Your achievements in the countries of your adoption are a matter of pride… It is our responsibility to protect you and take care of you. Indeed, we are you and you are us,” she said.

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Changes in the Payment of Bonus Act will benefit thousands of Central Government employees

Changes in the Payment of Bonus Act will benefit thousands of CG employees

 

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 notified:Increase in the Eligibility Limit under clause (13) of Section 2 and Calculation Ceiling under Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 2015

 

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016. The provisions of the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.

 

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 envisages enhancement of eligibility limit under section 2(13) from Rs.10,000/- per month to Rs.21,000/- per month and Calculation Ceiling under section 12 from Rs. 3500 to Rs.7000 or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 also mandates previous publication of draft subordinate legislations, framed under the enabling provisions under the said Act, in the Official Gazette for inviting objections and suggestions before their final notification.

 

The Government has been receiving representations from trade unions for removal of all ceilings under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. It is also one of the demands made by them during the country-wide General Strike held in February, 2013 and September, 2015. As the last revision in these two ceilings were made in the year 2007 and was made effective from the 1st April, 2006, it was decided by the Government to make appropriate amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.

 

These changes in the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 will benefit thousands of work force.

 

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Latest official details of Defence Pensioners – PCDA released

Latest official details of Defence Pensioners – PCDA released

Profile of Defence Pensioners as on April 2015

As on 01.04.2015 the Defence Accounts Department is servicing 24.61 lakhs pensioners, spread across the country.

The category wise details of pensioners is as under:

Sl.No. Category Number of Pensioners
1. Commissioned Officers 58,754
2. P.B.O.R. 18,40,809
3. Defence Civilians 5,62,088
Total 24,61,651

The details of pensioners drawing pension from various PDAs is summarized as under:

Sl.No. Name of PDA Number of Pensioners Percentage
1. Public/ Private Sector Banks 18,42,092 74.83
2. DPDOs 4,60,336 18.70
3. Distt. Treasuries 60,752 2.47
4. IE Nepal 92,876 3.77
5. Post Office 4,496 0.18
6. PAOs 1,099 0.05
Total 24,61,651 100

On an average 45,000 Defence Forces personnel and Defence civilians retire every year and become part of pensioners’ strength. While working out the data‐base of pensioners as on a given date, average wastages out of the pensioners’ data base are worked out to arrive at the number of Defence pensioners on a particular date.

The Defence pensioners are spread over the length and breadth of the country. The major pockets having concentration of Defence pensioners are states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala among others.

The Zone/State wise details of pensioners is enclosed in the accompanying Annexure – ‘A’.

Further, around 4.60 lakhs pensioners drawing pension from 63 Defence Pension Disbursement offices, which are also mapped in the accompanying Annexure – ‘B’.

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No separate DA will be announced, 7th CPC Report to review salaries of central government employees

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission award to review salaries of central government employees, will be implemented in April and no separate DA will be announced, Finance Ministry sources said.

“The cabinet will give its nod to implement the 7th Pay Commission award in April after some modification and it will be effective from January 1, 2016,” the sources added.

After receiving the 7th Pay Commission report on November 19, the government had formed the implementation cell of the pay commission headed by ar Joint Secretary in Finance Ministry on November 20 last year.

With an eye on implementation of Pay Commission award, the government will not hike the dearness allowance (DA) to 1119% from existing 125%. The DA hike will be merged with the new pay as the Pay Commission made report, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the pay commission recommendation, i.e. on January 1.

Hence, the government has bound to implement the 7th Pay Commission award in April, they confirmed.

The notification to put into effect the Seventh pay commission recommendation will be issued in April before the announcement of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states assemblies’ election in May 2016, which will benefit 50 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents, sources of Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

“The BJP led central government decided execution time of the pay commission’s award in April, which will also be possible pre-election “special packages” for West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to win sufficient seats of states Assemblies polls, sources told our reporters.

The 7th Pay Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014, The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its 900-page final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 19, recommending 23.55 per cent hike in salaries and allowances of Central government employees and pensioners.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The 7th pay commission recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8

The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and pensioners, often these are adopted by states after some modifications. However, the 7th Pay Commission suggested to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future.

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Demands of NC JCM Staff Side and the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Demands of NC JCM Staff Side and the recommendations of 7th Central Pay CommissionWe have compiled the complete list of 42 demands submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners by NC JCM Staff Side and the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on these demands are highlighted here for your ready reference. Including the all demands, a detailed memorandum was submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission by NC JCM Staff Side on 30th June 2015.

NC JCM STAFF SIDE 7TH  CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employee as on 01-01-2014. 1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn by employee as on 01-01-2016
2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014. 2. Recommended Date of implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016
3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme. 3. No. Commission has recommended to improve the functioning of NPS. It has also recommended establishment of a strong grievance redressal mechanism.
4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m. 4. Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay is recommended to be set at Rs.18,000 pm
5. Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8. 5. 7th CPC has extended it to 1:12.5
6. General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7 6. 2.57 fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees
7. Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay. 7. The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent
8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000). 8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 1 increment and the difference of pay according to the cell in the Pay Matrix
9. The pay structure demanded is as under:-Exiting Proposed (in Rs.)

PB-1, GP Rs.1800   26,000

PB-1, GP Rs.1900

PB-1, GP Rs.2000]  33,000

PB-1, GP Rs. 2400]

PB-1, GP Rs.2800]  46,000

PB-2, GP Rs.4200   56,000

PB-2, GP Rs.4600]

PB-2, GP Rs.4800] 74,000

PB-2, GP Rs.5400   78,000

9. No. The Pay Structure is same and the name only changed as ‘Level’

PB-1 GP Rs.1800/Level-1/18,000

PB-1 GP Rs.1900/Level-2/19,900

PB-1 GP Rs.2000/Level-3/21,700

PB-1 GP Rs. 2400/Level-4/25,500

PB-1 GP Rs.2800/Level-5/29,200

PB-2 GP Rs.4200/Level-6/35,400

PB-2 GP Rs.4600/Level-7/44,900

PB-2 GP Rs.4800/Level-8/47,600

PB-2 GP Rs.5400/Level-9/53,100

10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year 10. No. Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance
11. Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay+DA+Full TA. Commission recommends to abolish the  Overtime Allowance (OTA), at the same time it is also recommended that 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.
12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived. No. There is no recommendations on this issue.
13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation. There is no recommendations on this demand.
14. Transport  Allowance – X Class Cities Y Class Cities

Pay up to Rs.75,000 Rs.7500 + DA Rs.3750 + DA

Pay above Rs.75,000 Rs.6500 + DA Rs.3500 + DA

Transport  Allowance – X Class Cities Y Class Cities

Pay up to Rs.75,000 Rs.7500 + DA Rs.3750 + DA

Pay above Rs.75,000 Rs.6500 + DA Rs.3500 + DA

13. Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.  13. Ceilings should be raised by a factor of 2.25 to Rs.4,500 per month for deputation within the same station, and to Rs.9,000 per month for deputation involving change of station.
14. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A, B, C  14. No.
15. Special Pay which was replaced with SPL – Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.  15. Organization Special Pay Abolished.
16. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs. 16.  In this regard the Commission is of the view that a clear guidance from the government on jobs that can and should be contracted out would be appropriate.
17. Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.  17. There is no recommendation on this demand.
18. The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior.  18. There is no justification for increasing the frequency of MACP and it will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before.
19. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC preview.  19. There is no recommendation on this demand.
20. Housing facility:- (a) To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees.

(b) Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.

 20. There is no recommendation on this demand.

HRA percentage only revised.

21. House Building Allowance :- (a) Simplify the procedure of HBA

(b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses

 34 months’ Basic Pay OR Rs.7,50,000

OR Cost of House OR repaying

capacity, whichever is the least for

new construction/purchase of new

house/flat

22. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided. There is no recommendation on this demand.
23. CP appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months. There is no recommendation on this demand.
24. Traveling Allowance:-

‘A1’ and ‘A’ Class Cities Other Cities

A.      Executives Rs.5000+DA per day Rs.3500+DA per day

B.      B. Non-Executives Rs.4000+DA per day Rs.2500+DA per day

 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
25. Composite Transfer Grant :

Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train – Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km)

Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-

There is no recommendation on this demand.
26. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.  The maximum ceiling is stipulated at Rs.18000/- since this allowance had been hiked by 50% because of the DA component in salary having been crossed 100% on 1.1.2014.We suggest doubling of this allowance and increasing the same by 50 % whenever the DA crosses over by 50%
27. Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000. There is no recommendation on this demand.
28. House Rent Allowance

X Class Cities 60%

Other Classified Cities 40%

Unclassified Locations 20%

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

`X’ Class Cities `Y’ Class Cities

A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 10% 5%

B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500

There is no recommendation on this demand.
30. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.  The present rates of these allowances are: Hospital Patient Care Allowance@ Rs2,100 pm for Group `C’ staff and Rs.2,085 pm for Group `D’ Staff. Patient Care Allowance @ Rs2,070 pm for both Group `C’ and ‘D’ staff.(Click to read more)
31. All allowances to be increased by three times.  No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
32. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5 of pay.  No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
33. Training:- Sufficient budget for in-service training.  No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
34. Leave Entitlement

(i) Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days.

(ii) Declare May Day as National Holiday

(iii) In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment.

(iv) Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave

(v) Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service.

(vi) National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff.

(vii) Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave.(viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.

 No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
35. LTC

(a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region.(b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year.

(c) One visit outside country in a lifetime

Extension of LTC to foreign countries is not in the ambit of this Commission.

Splitting of hometown LTC should be allowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and

Lakshadweep.

No hometown LTC will be admissible to Railway employees, only “All India” LTC will be granted once in four years.

LTC Advance should be abolished.

36. Income Tax:

(i) Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees.(ii) Exempt all allowances.

(iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under:

(a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh

(b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh

(c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh

(iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.

35. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff.

(b) Spot settlement

(c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year

(d) Department Council be revived at all levels

(e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.

No. There is no recommendations on this demand.

Regarding income tax exemption of Ration Money Allowance (RMA), the Commission, as part of its general approach, has refrained from making recommendations involving income tax. However, looking into the unique service conditions of CAPFs, the Commission is of the view that since RMA is granted in lieu of free rations, it should be exempt from income tax.

36. Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC. No
37. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same. There is no recommendations on this demand.
38. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000 to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000 to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750 & Rs. 350 respectively. Level  / Subscription / Insurance Amount

Level 10 and above / 5000 / 50,00,000

Level 6 to 9 / 2500 / 25,00,000

Level 1 to 5 / 1500 / 15,00,000

39. Point to point fixation of pay. No recommendations on this demand.
40. Extra benefits to Women employees

(i) 30% reservation for women.

(ii) Posting of husband and wife at same station.

(iii) One month special rest for chronic disease

(iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave

(v) Flexi time

Commission recommends that CCL should be granted at 100 percent of the salary for the first 365 days, but at 80 percent of the salary for the next 365 days.

And also recommended to extend the CCL to single male parents.

41. Gratuity :

Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service.Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity

(i) Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently.

(ii) Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation.

90 years – 100% of LPD

(iv) Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006.

(v) Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death.

(vi) After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD.

(vii) Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age.

(viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month.

(ix) Extend medical facilities to parents also.

(x) HRA to pensioners.

(xi) Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF-SRPF retirees up to 1-3rd of full pension.

The Commission recommends enhancement in

ceiling of gratuity from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh from 01.01.2016.The Commission further recommends, as has been done in the case of allowances that are partially indexed to Dearness Allowance, the ceiling on gratuity may increase by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent.

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CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE IN 7TH CPC – SOME PERSPECTIVES

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE IN 7TH CPC – SOME PERSPECTIVES

The 7th pay commission, which is much expected by all the Central Government Employees, has submitted its report to the government. In its report, the commission has specified that the new pay commission has to be implemented from 01/01/2016 onwards.

The expectations of all the Central Government Employees is focused on: Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Children Education Allowance.

The fact that the 6th Pay Commission revived the CEA can never be repudiated. Although there are various problems in getting the reimbursement of the allowance, the 6th Pay Commission stands first when it comes to CEA.

7th CPC recommended CEA Rs 2250 pm from existing Rs 1500pm.

The 7th Pay Commission has taken great pains to do away with the practical problems in 6th CPC (Reimbursement).

Particularly, the recommendation that getting a letter from the schools where the children of the Central Government Employees studying is enough will be certainly welcomed by all.

In order to get CEA for those children, who study in the same school from class 1 to class 12, is it necessary to get a certificate for every year? Or is it enough to get a certificate when the child is transferred to another school?

Questions like these naturally arise in our minds.

Getting good education is depends upon getting admission in standard schools. Naturally fees struture is high in these schools.So education expenses get important place in employees monthly budget.

The fact that same amount of CEA will be given for children who study in class 1 and class 12 is irrational. From class 1, every year when the child goes to higher classes, the minimal sum of Rs 2250 has to be increased by atleast 5%.

As per the recommendation of the 7th CPC, when DA exceeds 50%, the CEA increases by 25%. In this case, even to get the first CEA increase one has to wait for at least four or five years. We have to keep in mind that the pay commission is set up only once in ten years.

In spite of all these, the CEA announcement of the 7th CPC is a certainly a laudable one. If it had included the above aspects if would have been even more appreciable.

S.Ratheesh

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Granting of 4600 GP who got 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 under ACP-II – INDWF

Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 on account of financial upgradation under ACP-II-reg

Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees ACP-II

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/M of E/MACP/2015

Date 30.12.2015

To
The Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
New Delhi 110 011.

Sub: Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 on account of financial upgradation under ACP-II-reg.

Ref: M of D order vide I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I) Dt 06.02.2015.

Sir,
Three Recognised Federations in Defence have served Strike notice to go for Strike from 17.02.2014 to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence o settle some of the outstanding and long pending demands of Defence Civilian Employees.

On the basis of the Strike notice, a meeting was convened by ministry of Defence to discuss the demands under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Defence on 06.02.2014. During the discussion some of the issues were agreed and accordingly necessary orders were issued on the settled demands.

In this particular demands i.e. granting of Rs.4600/- Grade Pay w.e.f.01.09.2008 for those Industrial Employees who have completed 30 years of regular and continuous service and got Rs.5000-8000 on or before 31.12.2005 irrespective of their grade on completing 24 years service under ACP Scheme has been agreed to consider.

Accordingly after the meeting M of D,(Civ-I) has issued necessary order vide I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D (Civ-I) Dt 06.02.2015. to grant Rs.4600/- on completion of 30 years of regular service either w.e.f 01.09.2009 or after the date of completion of 30 years through MACP-III. In this letter, M of D mentioned that the benefit of MACP-III will be granted for HS/MCM employees only whereas, there are many number of skilled employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 due to stagnation on or before 31.12.2005 and are also eligible along with HS/MCM employees since they did not get promotions in their hierarchy. This draft and final order is merely an error, that it was not viewed skilled employees are also available in the Directorates due to heavy stagnation and continue to remain in the Skilled grade for 30 years.

This error is purely due to unnoticed and not brought to the knowledge of M o D but this has created a serious anomaly and denied the benefit of granting MACP Rs.4600/- Grade Pay to skilled employees. This M of D letter was issued with the acceptance and approval of Defence Finance authorities.

When the issue was raised by the Staff side several times in the steering committees and in the main meetings of Departmental Council JCM, M of D, necessary action has been initiated by M of D to consider/include skilled category employees who got ACP-2 Rs.5000-8000 on or before 31.12.2005. Unfortunately, it seems Def (FM) refused to consider and also DOP&T has also not agreed.

In this respect, we would like to submit that this issue is very much genuine and the skilled grade employees are also equally eligible for MACP-3 for Rs.4600/- either from 01.09.2009 or on completion of 30 years along with HS/MCM. It is also pertinent to mention that grade is not the criteria for ACP/MACP, only the present Pay/Grade pay and total number of regular and continuous service is the only criteria for granting financial upgradation.

It is therefore, requested the M of D may issue suitable amendment to the M of D letter Dated 06.02.2014 to grant the financial upgradation to skilled employees to avoid an ligation on the subject.

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary &
Secretary (Staff side) JCM, Dep Council, M of D

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Financial obligations due to implementation of OROP and 7th CPC Recommendations in the coming financial year – Finance Minister

Financial obligations due to implementation of OROP and 7th CPC Recommendations in the coming financial year – Finance Minister

Finance Minister: Due to various policy measures undertaken by the present Government, Indian Economy has achieved robust growth rate despite volatility and uncertainty in global economy; asks Captains of Indian Trade and Industry to come forward and make increased Private Investment especially in Infrastructure Sector .

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that in the first half of the Current Financial Year 2015-16, the Indian Economy has achieved robust growth rate despite volatility and uncertainty in global economy. He said that this was made possible by a slew of policy measures undertaken by the present Government including enhanced public investment, kick starting stalled projects, improving the status of financial inclusion significantly, improving governance through systematic changes like open auction of natural resources like coal and spectrum in a transparent manner, and greater fiscal federalism and improving business environment through reforms in policies and regulation among others. Shri Jaitley said that the current level of growth rate of our economy and sound fiscal fundamentals present better growth prospects for the next Financial Year 2016-17 as well. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley was making the Opening Remarks during his third Pre-Budget Consultative Meeting with the representatives of Industry and Trade Groups here today.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Government will continue to expand public spending even during the next financial year despite the major financial implications of the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission which reduced the share of the Central Government by 10% and its forthcoming financial obligations due to implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) and 7th Pay Commission Recommendations in the coming financial year. He asked the representatives of Business and Trade Sector to increase the private sector spending especially in infrastructure sector.

Various suggestions were received during the aforesaid Consultative Meeting. Major recommendations include higher investment in irrigation and rural infrastructure sector as this will increase the spending capacity of the rural people which in turn will create demand for various items and increased economic activity. Other suggestions included focus on disinvestment of public sector undertakings by the Government to raise additional revenue and to reduce Government borrowings which, in turn, will make more money available for the private sector to borrow. Other suggestions included reduction in subsidy outflows and direct payment of fertilizer subsidy to farmers.

Suggestions were made that 7th Pay Commission recommendations be implemented in staggered manner and tax collections be increased by expanding the base. It was suggested that Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) by withdrawn in calibrated manner, tax exemptions and allowances be withdrawn while tax rate may be rationalised in order to bring transparency, certainty and less discretion to make the tax administration more transparent and efficient. Tax incentives be given for use of debit and credit card, payment of utilities be made mandatory by cheques or through e-payment, clarity of policies by CBEC & CBDT to its field offices to avoid any discrepancies and discretions in tax administration and implementation of GST at the earliest.

Other suggestions include measures be taken to revive private sector investment especially in infrastructure sector through NIIF, use of Infrastructure Finance Companies like IIFCL to rebuilt the capacity of the private infrastructure sector by making it easier for them to raise funds. Bank guarantees be replaced by ‘bid bonds’ or ‘surety bonds’ for companies which, in turn, will help them getting credit at reduced cost and removal of cess and surcharges etc.

Other suggestions include measures to attract youth to agriculture sector by making farming highly mechanized and improving productivity. For this ‘Agriculture Equipment Banks’ may be set-up, segments of land be made in three categories, viz, barren land, single crop land and multi-crop land and separate rules for dealing with each category may be made.

Start-up parks for attracting young entrepreneurs be set-up on the line of IT parks. Suggestions were made that in order to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Ease of doing Business’ successful, measures may be taken to reduce the cost of doing business for which we need to improve infrastructure and reduce credit cost. To deal with the problem of NPA, recapitalization of banks be done through offering of shares to public. As regards tax matters, it was suggested that no appeal should be made where the two consecutive orders are in favour of the assesse except in rare situation and assesses may not be asked to deposit in case of first appeal and be asked to deposit only in case of second appeal.

It was suggested that measures be taken to generate demand in real estate sector which will in turn boost the steel and cement sectors which are major sectors for employment generation. Other suggestions include raise in exemption limit in case of income tax be raised from Rs. 2.00 lakh to Rs. 5.00 lakh, corporate tax be reduced to 25%, nominal rate of interest be charged on delayed payments, rationalization of exemptions and allowances and reduction in tax rates, reduction in corporate tax be extended to partnership firms etc.

It was suggested that measures be taken to uplift the power sector which is facing a challenging time, credit to MSME sector be boosted, Mid Day Meal Scheme may be scrapped due to large scale seepages and non-transparency in the implementation of the same. Suggestions were made to boost the exports, especially the MSME exports. It was suggested to boost e-commerce in mobile payment to achieve the goal of cashless economy, guidelines be issued for removal of anomalies in case of taxes being imposed by different States on e-payment and e-commerce. It was suggested to reduce customs duty on set-top boxes from 10% to 5%,and media entities be included for carry forward of losses in case of merger among others.

Along with the Finance Minister Shri Jaitley, the Pre-Budget Consultative Meeting with the representatives of Industry and Trade Groups was also attended among others by Shri R.N. Watal, Finance Secretary, Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, DEA, Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary, Ms. Anjuly Chib Duggal, Secretary, Financial Services, Shri Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP and Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA). The representatives of the Industry and Trade Groups present during the meeting included Shri Sumit Mazumdar, President, CII, Shri Sunil Kanoria, President, ASSOCHAM, Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI, Shri R. Chandrasekhar, Chief Economist, NASSCOM, Shri Ajay Piraman, Piramal Enterprises Ltd, Shri S.C. Ralhan, President, FIEO, Shri R Seshasayee, Vice Chairman, Ashoik Leyland, Shri Ashish Gupta, Consulting CEO, Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), Shri P.K. Shah, Chairman, EEPC India, Shri G. Venkatesh Babu, LANCO Anpara Power Ltd, Shri Sangam Kurade, President, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), Shri Abhishek Tiwar, Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE), and Shri Girish Srivastava, Secretary General IBF among others.

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Sanction of Leave/ Ex-India leave / NOC for proceeding abroad IDAS Officers – CGDA Orders

Sanction of Leave/ Ex-India leave / NOC for proceeding abroad IDAS Officers – CGDA Orders

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt

File :-No.AN-I/1351/4/ XXVI/NOC

Dated 05.01.2016

To

All Principal Controllers of Defence Accounts
P C of A (Fys), Kolkata
Controllers of Defence Accounts
(through CGDA Website)

Subject: Sanction of Leave/ Ex-India leave / NOC for proceeding abroad IDAS Officers

The undersigned is directed to state that off late it has been observed that the leave applications for grant of Leave/Ex-India leave/No Objection Certificate for proceeding abroad are being received in this HQrs office on the eleventh hour for obtaining sanction of the Competent Authority, which has been viewed with concern by the Competent Authority.

2. In this regard, I have been directed to request that applications of IDAS Officers for any kind of leave including Ex-India leave/ permission to leave the station, should reach this HQrs office well in advance and the officer(s) should ensure that the leave has been sanctioned before leaving the station/proceeding abroad.

(S.C.Bansal)
Asstt.CGDA(Admin)

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Comments of Karnataka Central Government Pensioners Associations on the 7th Pay Commission Report

Comments of Karnataka Central Government Pensioners Associations on the 7th Pay Commission Report

The Karnataka Central Government Pensioners’ Association comments on the 7th Pay Commission report are given below:

THE KARNATAKA CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION (REGD.)

“Swarna”, 120/1, 2nd Main, Gayatri Devi Park Extension, Vyalikaval,

Bangalore 560 003.

(Affliated to BPS, Delhi, AIFPA Chennai & KCCCGPAs Bangalore)

N0:KCGPA/2015-10

Dated 14th Dec. 2015

Dear Shri Makkar,

Kindly refer to your letter no 38/66/13-P&PW(A) ( Vol.II ) dated 1st/3rd December 2015 to the Pensioners’ Associations, regarding our views on the 7th CPC Report, in respect of Pension /retirement benefits. The letter was received in Association Office only on 10th December 2015. Our views on the pension/retirement benefits are given below.

2. We have gone through the Chapter on pension and retirement benefits of the report, on line. We find that the recommendation is more analytical in nature, quoting references. In regard to recommendations, this CPC has been less appreciated.

3. The fixation of revised pension has been broken into 2 options; one depends upon pay matrix and the second option is 2.57 times of the pension fixed by 6th CPC. Our considered opinion is that the 7th CPC was authorized to give specific suggestions, not alternatives. In the present situation, the Govt should assume its authority and address itself to one decision. In nutshell it is generally felt by us that the pay matrix leads to lot of confusion and anomalies. We fervently appeal that the govt should stand by latter formula i.e. 2.57 times of the existing basic pension.

4. Another Point is the age-related enhanced pension. The 6th CPC recommended the enhanced pension from 80 years and above. Various Associations represented to revise the age to 60 years and above. The 7th CPC Report indicates that their opinion was in favor of 75 years, as also the Ministry of Pension. The report added that the Ministry of Defence was against this suggestion. The Ministry of Pension is more authoritative than anybody in matters related to pension. It is therefore strongly felt that the age limit of 75 years should be approved by the Govt for age related increase of pension. Any anomaly that may arise due to this revision should be made effective from 01 Jan 2016.

5. The Ratio of minimum and maximum pension is recommended to be 1:13.8, with minimum pay Rs 18000/- and maximum Rs 2.50 lakhs. Earlier the ratio was 1:12. Various associations demanded the ratio to be curtailed to 1:8. The Govt should look in to it and decide at a ratio of 1:8.

6. The Health Care system is deemed to be extended to all employees and pensioners by the govt., at all times. In this connection, FMA was introduced for those who could not avail CGHS. The present FMA of Rs.500/- should be revised to Rs 1,000, as demanded by all the Associations. The CPC has proposed no change. The Govt should readdress this issue.

7. The CGHS has got to come out with some assistance to the pensioners of autonomous /statutory bodies. We have personally seen some of the pensioners from these bodies suffering badly. They do need help. The CPC while in Bangalore (August 24, 2014) had assured to come out with some recommendations in this regard. It has not done so, and has just proposed some Health Insurance, to be sponsored by the Govt. It is good that P& T dispensaries will be merged with CGHS which is a CPC recommendation. The CPC has also proposed extension of CGHS to those in non-CGHS areas, which is welcome.

 

8. One of the post retirement issues is the Revision of PPOs. Even after a lapse of 7 years, many of the pre 2006 retirees are waiting for revised PPOs. Some mechanism must be evolved to issue the PPOs fast, after the 7th CPC recommendations are accepted by the Govt.

 

9. General.

This Association had written to the 7th CPC stating that the Govt is top heavy and some posts have to be reduced. For example the two posts of Addl Secretary and Special Secretary between Joint Secretary and Secretary should be done away with. This reduces the delay and expenditure for the Govt. This is in consonance with Prime Minister’s idea of better governance.

 

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

(ASHOK S. KOLOLGI)

To,

Shri S.K.Makkar,

Under Secretary,

Ministry of Personnel, PG &Pension,

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,

New Delhi-110003.

Karnataka P&T Pensioners Association

Karnataka Posts and Telecommunications Pensioners’ Association

165, 4th Main, 3rd Block, 3rd Stage, Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore-560079

 

No. KPTPA/ VII CPC/2015

17-12-2015

To

Shri S.K.Makkar

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India,

Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare,

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market, New Delhi-110003

 

Sir,

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pension/ retirement benefits

 

Reference: DoP&PW Letter No. 38/66/13-P&PW(A) (Vol.II) dated 1/3rd December, 2015

We express our sincere thanks for calling for our views on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pension/retirement benefits. We wish to write as stated below on the recommendations of the Pay Commission. We would also like to point out some anomalies that may arise consequent upon implementation of the recommendations in toto. Some points of doubts are also given here under, which require to be clarified.  It is requested that the points raised by us may please be examined and the suggestions made by us in further improvement of the benefits that are likely to accrue to Pensioners on implementation of the recommendations, may be accepted if found feasible and included in the Office Memorandum likely to be issued by DoP&PW in due course.

 

Our views/ comments /suggestions on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission made in para Nos.10.1.30, 10.1.33, 10.1.37, 10.1.41,10.1 .49,10.1.67 and 10.1.70 of its report are furnished on the respective paras arranged in chronological order for easy reference and perusal by DoP&PW.

 

Para 10.1.30 Increase in the Rate of Additional Pension and Family Pension to the Older Pensioners

 

The Pay Commission, though, was of the considered view that age-related additional pension and family pension should be allowed from 75 years instead of 80 years as at present, had to recommend continuance of the additional pension at the existing rates/ ages since MoD reportedly, did not support its proposals. We urge the DoP&PW to consider the views of the Pay Commission in its perspective and allow the additional pension to commence at 75 years of age of Pensioners/Family Pensioners. We request further that 100 % of pension/ family pension should be allowed at the age of 95 years instead of at 100 years. As the average life span in the country is around 75 years and only a very small percentage of Pensioners live beyond 90 years and the percentage of those who attain 100 years is negligible, the request for lowering the age for entitlement of age-related additional pension may please be considered favourably.

 

We suggest grant of Additional Pension at the following rates

 

Age of Pensioner/ Family Pensioner

Additional quantum of pension

From 75 years to less than 80 years

20 % of basic pension

From 80 years to less than 85 years

30 % of basic pension

From 85 years to less than 90 years

40 % of basic pension

From 90 years to less than 95 years

50 % of basic pension

95 years or more

100 % of basic pension

 

Para 10.1.33 Increasing the existing time period of seven years for enhanced family pension

 

Family pension at enhanced rate is paid for a period of 10 years to the spouse of an Employee dying while in service whereas, in the case of a Pensioner dying even immediately after retirement, the enhanced family pension is paid only for 7 years. This discrimination between Family Pensioners needs to be removed. Hence, it is suggested that the period of payment of enhanced family pension may be increased to 10 years uniformly for all Family Pensioners.

 

Para10.1.37 Retirement Gratuity

 

Indexation of Gratuity to Dearness Allowance recommended by the Pay Commission is appreciated. However, the existing maximum of 16 ½ times the emoluments for calculation of Gratuity under Rule 50(1) (a) may be removed in view of delinking of full pension with 33 years off qualifying service from 1-1-2006.Removing the ‘maximum’ will benefit those employees who have rendered more that 33 years of qualifying service.

 

Para10.1.41 Death Gratuity

 

Revision of the slabs for payment of Death Gratuity and introduction of an additional slab of 11 to 20 years is appreciated. However, the existing maximum of 33 times of monthly emoluments for calculation of Death Gratuity under Rule 50(1) (b) may be removed in view of delinking of full pension with 33 years off qualifying service from 1-1-2006.Removing the ‘maximum’ will benefit the families of employees who die while in service after rendering more that 33 years of qualifying service.

 

Para 10.1.49 Fixed Medical Allowance:

 

The Pay Commission has not recommended any increase in the amount of FMA of Rs. 500/- being paid to Pensioners not covered under CGHS. But, has recommended an increase in allowances such as Canteen Allowance, Children Education allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance etc paid to serving employees. Some allowances have been indexed to D A and the allowances will rise by 25% each time DA increases by 50 %.( Chapter 8.17)

 

We suggest that FMA must at least be doubled from the existing Rs. 500/- and indexed to Dearness Relief and it should rise by 25% each time D R increases by 50 %.

 

Para10.1.67 Revision of Pension

 

The Pay Commission has recommended formulation for revision of pension of pre-2016 Pensioners and has suggested 2 types of calculations for computation of revised pension as on 1-1-2016. Option- I, is a simple method whereby the revised basic pension could be arrived at by multiplying the existing basic pension by 2.57. The other option, option-II , is not that simple as it necessarily, requires reference to the service records of the Pensioners to ascertain the number of increments the Pensioner had earned in that level while in service. Computation of revised pension after adding the number of increments to the notional minimum pay of the corresponding pay level in the Pay Matrix , will result in anomalies which have been narrated below. Several doubts that arise (stated below) need clarifications.

 

Anomalies

Almost all the pensioners would have been placed in a higher pay scale before their retirement consequent upon introduction of several career progression schemes Viz. ACP, MACP, Time bound financial up gradation schemes in addition to the regular promotions available in all the cadres /grades. So, to find out the number of increments earned in the grade /level from which the pensioner had retired, it is absolutely essential that the particulars of (a) the number of years of service rendered in that grade, (b) the stage of the pay scale at which the initial pay was fixed and (c) the last pay drawn are obtained from the service records/ pay bills etc. Collecting these particulars will no doubt be a herculean task especially in respect of pre- 1986 retirees since the records would have been weeded out.

 

Anomaly arises when a pensioner, who was placed in a higher pay scale at the fag end of his/her service, retires either without earning any increment or after earning one or two increments. In such cases, fixation of pension with reference to the notional pay of the lower pay scale/ lower level after adding increments earned in lower level would be more beneficial than fixation of pension with reference to the notional minimum pay of the higher level (without added increments) from which he /she had retired .The anomaly is well brought out in the example given below.

 

Example -1

 

A. Calculation of pension if computed with reference to the higher pay scale/ higher level from which the pensioner had retired without earning any increments

 

(Promoted from Grade S-19 to S-21 eight months before retirement)

(calculations are based on the service & pension particulars furnished by a Pensioner)

  • Date of Retirement : 31-5-1988
  • Qualifying Service : 31.5
  • Pay Scale from which Retired: IV CPC- Rs.3700 – 125 – 4700 – 150 – 5000
  • Corresponding Pay Scale :V CPC 12000-375-16500(S-21)
  • Corresponding Pay Band : VI CPC, PB-3, 15600-39100 + Grade pay Rs.7600
  • Last Pay drawn: Rs. 4325
  • Pension sanctioned on retirement: Rs: 1989 (IV CPC)
  • Revised Pension under V CPC : Rs. 5728
  • Revised Pension under VI CPC : Rs. 12947
  • Grade pay under VI CPC : Rs. 7600
  • Level as per the Pay Matrix (Table 3) – Level 12
  • Number of increments earned in level 12 (in grade S-21): NIL (retired within one year after promotion)
  • Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC Rs.78,800 ( Table 4)

Revision of Pension under VII CPC

  • Option- I
  • Basic Pension fixed in VI CPC = Rs.12947
  • Initial Pension fixed under VII CPC 12947 X 2.57 = Rs. 33274 (using a multiple of 2.57)

Option- II

  • Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC = Rs. 78,800
  • Notional Pay fixation based on Increments drawn at the same level -No change since increments was not earned at the same level ie in grade S-21. However, Notional Pay for computation of revised pension under 7th CPC should be taken as Rs. 78,800 which is the minimum pay at level 12. Though para 10.1.67 of VII CPC report does not specify this, obviously for calculation of revised pension , minimum pay at the applicable level should be taken in to account for computation of pension.
  • Pension @50 percent of the notional pay so arrived = Rs. 39400
  • Pension amount admissible (higher of Option 1 and 2) Rs.39,400

B. Calculation of pension if computed with reference to the lower pay scale/lower level from which the pensioner had been placed in the higher pay scale before retirement

  • Lower pay scale (IV CPC) Rs. 3,000-100-3,500-125-4,500
  • Corresponding Pay Scale :V CPC 10,000-325-15,500 (S-19)
  • Corresponding Pay Band : VI CPC, PB-3, 15600-39100 + Grade pay Rs.6,600
  • Level as per the Pay Matrix (Table 3) – Level 11
  • Number of increments earned in level 11 (in grade S-19): 12
  • Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC Rs.67,700 ( Table 4)

Option- II

  • Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC (level 11) = Rs. 67,700
  • Notional Pay fixation based on 12 Increments drawn at the same level = Rs. 96,600
  • Pension @50 percent of the notional pay so arrived = Rs. 48,300
  • Pension amount admissible (higher of Option 1 and 2) Rs.48,300

Amount of pension calculated as per Level 12 of the Pay Matrix : Rs.39,400

Amount of pension calculated as per Level 11 of the Pay Matrix : Rs.48,300

Example -2

Calculation of pension if computed with reference to the higher pay scale/ higher level from which the pensioner had retired without earning any increments

( Promoted from Grade S-9 to S-12 five months before retirement)

( calculations are based on the service & pension particulars furnished by a Pensioner)

  • Date of promotion to Grade S-12 : 12-12-2001
  • Date of Retirement : 30-04-2002
  • Qualifying Service : 40 years
  • Pay Scale from which Retired: V CPC- Rs.6,500- 200- 10,500
  • Corresponding Pay Band : VI CPC, (PB-2)Rs. 9,300-34,800 + Grade pay Rs.4,200
  • Last Pay drawn: Rs. 7,500
  • Pension sanctioned on retirement: Rs: 3,684 (V CPC)
  • Revised Pension under VI CPC : Rs. 8,327
  • Grade pay under VI CPC : Rs. 4,200
  • Level as per the Pay Matrix (Table 3) – Level 6
  • Number of increments earned in level 6 (in grade S-12): NIL (retired within 5 months after promotion)
  • Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC Rs.35,400 ( Table 4)

Revision of Pension under VII CPC

 

Option- I

1. Basic Pension fixed in VI CPC = Rs. 8,327

2. Initial Pension fixed under VII CPC 8327 X 2.57 = Rs.21,401

(using a multiple of 2.57)

 

Option- II

3. Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC = Rs. 35,400

4. Notional Pay fixation based on Increments drawn at the same level -No change since increments were not earned at the same level ie in grade S-12. However, Notional Pay for computation of revised pension under 7th CPC should be taken as Rs. 35,400 which is the minimum pay at level 6 Though para 10.1.67 of VII CPC report does not specify this, obviously for calculation of revised pension , minimum pay at the applicable level should be taken in to account for computation of pension.

5. Pension @50 percent of the notional pay so arrived = Rs. 17,700

6. Pension amount admissible (higher of Option 1 and 2) Rs.21,401

 

B. Calculation of pension if computed with reference to the lower pay scale/lower level from which the pensioner had been placed in the higher pay scale before retirement

Date of placement in grade S-9: 1-10-1991

1.Lower pay scale (V CPC) Rs. 5,000-150-8,000 (S-9)

2.Corresponding Pay Band : VI CPC, (PB-2)Rs.9,300-34,800 + Grade pay Rs.4,200

3.Level as per the Pay Matrix (Table 3) – Level : 6

4.Number of increments earned in level 6 (in grade S-9): 10

5.Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC: Rs.35,400 ( Table 4)

 

Option- II

Minimum of the corresponding pay level in VII CPC (level 6) = Rs. 35,400

Notional Pay fixation based on 10 Increments drawn at the same level = Rs. 47,,600

Pension @50 percent of the notional pay so arrived = Rs. 23,800

 

Pension amount admissible (higher of Option 1 and 2) Rs.23,800

1. Amount of pension admissible if the pensioner

had not been promoted to Grade S-12 ………… Rs. 23,800

2. Amount of pension admissible due to promotion to Grade S-12 : Rs.21,401

Note: Since Grade pay of Rs. 4,600 admissible to Employees in Grade S-12 from 1-1-2006 has not been given to Pre-2006 Pensioners retired from the same Grade and as they have been granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4,200 only, there is no change in the level in Pay Matrix, though they have retired from Grade S-12 after their promotion from Grade S-9 to Grade S-12. Thus in respect of pre-2006 retirees Level in pay matrix is the same, both for retirees from Grades S-9 & S-12.

 

From the above examples it can be seen that the amount of pension calculated as at “B” above is more than the amount of pension calculated as at “A” above. The pensioner would have got a higher amount of pension under 7th CPC had he/she not been promoted to a higher post / pay scale or if he/ she had retired from the lower post/ pay scale itself. Ironically, promotion to a higher post/ pay scale has worked out to the pensioner’s disadvantage.

 

Suggestion

 

To set right this anomaly, we suggest that instead of two options recommended by 7th CPC in para 10.1.67, a third option be introduced whereby the revised pension is calculated with reference to the service/pay particulars of the lower pay scale / lower level and the amount of pension which is higher of options I, II & III is authorized for payment. If this anomaly is not set right either through provision of the suggested 3rd option or through some other dispensation that DoP&PW may think of, the aggrieved pensioners are likely to seek judicial intervention and in all probability judicial orders would be in their favour on the principle of rendering natural justice.

 

We are aware that the above suggestion of our Association involves additional work for the PAOs in calculation of revised pension, since 3 types of computation will have to be made to ascertain the amount of pension that would be more beneficial for the pensioner. But, there seems to be no other way out to set right the glaring anomaly that is sure to arise, adversely affecting a very large number of pensioners – especially pre-2006 pensioners, after implementation of the formulation recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

 

We, therefore request DoP&PW to peruse and accept the suggestion made by us with a view to avoid a striking anomaly that will arise as stated above.

 

Para10.1.70

 

Rounding off of the amount of pension

 

In the New Pay Matrix vide Table No. 5 the amount of revised pay arrived at after multiplying the existing entry level pay by 2.57, 2.62 and so on, has been rounded off to the nearest Rs.100 , ignoring an amount less than Rs. 50 and rounding off Rs. 50 and above to the next Rs. 100.

 

But, in the case of calculation of revised pension indicated in the illustrations in para10.1.70 of the Pay Commission’s report, the amount of revised pension arrived at after multiplication of the existing pension by 2.57 has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the extant rules

 

The different methods of rounding off of fractions as stated above will result in an anomaly between the amounts of pension paid to a pre-2016 Pensioner and a post- 2016 Pensioner retiring at the same stage of Pay as shown in the example given below.

 

Employee retiring on 30-11-2015

Basic Pay : 55,040 ((Pay in the Pay Band Rs.46340 + Grade Pay Rs.8700)(Level -13)

Pension sanctioned @ 50 % of Basic : 27,250

Revision of pension from 1-1-2016 in terms of para10.1.67 – 7th CPC

Existing pension 27250 multiplied by 2.57 = Rs.70726.4 rounded off to Rs. 70,727

 

Employee retiring on 31-1-2016

Existing Basic Pay 55,040

Revised basic pay after multiplication of the existing basic pay by 2.57 = Rs.1,41,453

In the Pay Matrix for level 13, the figure closest to Rs.1,41,453 is Rs.1,41,600.

Hence the pay of the employee will be fixed at Rs.1,41,600 in level 13 in the new pay Matrix. on 1-1-2016

On the employees retirement on 31-1-2016, his/her pension will be fixed at 50% of the revised pay @ Rs.70,800

 

Revised Pension of an employee retiring on 30-11-2015 with a basic pay of Rs.55,040 = Rs.70,277

Pension fixed for an employee retiring on 31-1-2016 with same pre revised basic pay = Rs.70,800

We suggest that since the pay commission has recommended rounding off of fraction of the amount of pay of serving employees to the nearest 100 rupees, DoP&PW may please consider rounding off of fraction of the amount of pension to the next rupees 50 ( since pension is calculated at 50% of pay)

 

Doubts which need clarifications

 

1. Pension Calculation and Qualifying Service

The Pay Commission in para10.1.6 7(i) of its report states that

“All the Civilian personnel including CAPF who retired prior to 01.01.2016 ………. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension.”

As per the above recommendation, pension shall be calculated at 50 % of the notional pay. It is therefore presumed that there will not be any pro rata reduction in pension for less than 33 years of service in respect of pre -2006 Pensioners and for less than 20 years of service in respect of post -2006 Pensioners since the Pay Commission has not recommended any reduction in the amount of pension for lesser number of years of service. This may please be confirmed.

 

2. Increments

 

A. Number of increments

Regarding the number of increments to be added to the minimum pay of the corresponding level in the pay matrix the report states that

“All the Civilian personnel……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………. This amount shall be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service…….

It is presumed that the number of increments earned both in the pay scale from which the pensioner had retired and in the corresponding pre-revised pay scale in the same grade/level are to be taken into account for counting the total numbers of increments earned in that level.

This may please be confirmed.

Example:

 

Grade S-19

Pay Scale from which Retired: V CPC: Rs.10,000-325-15,200 : Increments earned: 4 Corresponding pay scale: IV CPC Rs. 3000-100-3500-125-4500 : Increments earned: 8

Total number of increments to be added to notional minimum pay: 12

 

B. Stagnation Increments

It is presumed that stagnation increment is also to be included in the number of increments earned in that level. This may please be confirmed.

 

3. Revision of pension of pensioners who had retired from posts which were upgraded subsequent to their retirement

The Pay Commission has recommended a new Pay Matrix with distinct pay levels which would be the Status determiner. The new levels have been determined on the basis of the existing levels of Grade Pay.

As the new levels are based on the existing Grade Pay, the level in the Pay Matrix for pre-2006 Pensioners has to be determined on the basis of the Grade Pay they would have been entitled to but for retirement. Some of the posts were upgraded to higher pay scale from 1-1-2006 and granted higher grade pay. For example, the post in Grade S-12 in the pay scale of Rs. 6,500-200-10,500 was upgraded to the pay Scale of Rs.7,450-225-11,500 and granted Grade Pay of Rs.4,600. But, for revision of pension of pre 2006 Pensioners retiring from the pay scale of Rs. 6,500-200-10,500 or corresponding pre- revised pay scales, Grade Pay of Rs.4,200 only was considered . Similarly, in respect of several posts upgraded under 5th CPC also, Grade Pay admissible for the normal corresponding pay scale only was considered for revision of pension in terms of para 4.2 of DoP&PW OM dated 1-9-2008.Thus pre- 2006 Pensioners were denied the benefit of upgraded pay scale even though they too had served in the same Grade before their retirement.

With the 7th CPC recommending that “increments earned in that level” shall be added to the minimum pay of the corresponding level in the pay matrix, to arrive at the notional pay for calculation of pension and as the level is determined on the Grade Pay, the grievance of pre-2006 pensioners who had retired from posts which were upgraded subsequent to their retirement will continue to remain unresolved even after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, if they are accepted by the Government.

We earnestly request that this long pending demand of pre-2006 Pensioners, which is stated to be under consideration, may please be considered favorably on priority basis, which will pave the way for their placement in a higher level under 7th CPC making them eligible for higher pension.

 

4. Family Pension

Para 10.1.25 states that the Commission does not recommend any further increase in the rate of pension and family pension from the existing levels. Therefore, the family pension will continue to be calculated at 30% of last pay. While the Pay Commission recommends revision of pension of pre -2016 pensioners under the formulation suggested by it vide para10.1.67, there is no mention on the question of revision of family pension of pre-2016 family pensioners either in paras, 10.1.25 or 10.1.67 or in any other pars of the report. Hence, it may please be clarified whether the provisions of para 10.1.67 and 10.1.68 are equally applicable to pre-2016 family pensioners also, however, with the exception that the family pension shall be calculated at 30 % of the notional pay.

 

We suggest that the provision for revision of family pension, on the analogy of revision of pension in terms of options I & II indicated in para 10.1.67 of Pay Commission’s report, may please be specifically included in the O M likely to be issued in due course.

 

Conclusion:

 

The letter of DoP&PW dated 1/3-12-2015 calling for the views of our Association to be submitted before 7-12-2015, was received by us on 12-12-2015, leaving no room for a more analytical study of the report. However, with a view to send our views/ comments as early as possible, an interim reply listing out the anomalies, doubts and suggestions has been given in the fore going paras for favour of consideration.

 

Source : BPS

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Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS in the Promotional Hierarchy (instead of Grade Pay Hierarchy) – NFIR

Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS in the promotional hierarchy (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy) – NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part9

Dated: 05/01/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of financial up-gradation under MACPS in the promotional hierarchy- (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy) – Item No.3 of Record Note of discussion held between the Federation and EDs, Railway Board on 12/10/2015 on MACPS Anomalies-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/M/4/NFIR/pt dated 04/01/2016.

NFIR provides below the details of the cadres to whom ACP Scheme was more advantageous than the MACP Scheme introduced by the Railway Board w.e.f. 01/09/2008 – Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10/06/2009:-

Note: *The employee has to wait for 6 years more to get GP 2800/- which is the replacement pay scale of Rs.4500- 7000 (Vth CPC) under MACP Scheme.

nfir-macp-grade-pay-hierarchy-pay-scale-acp
Note: *While the Stenographer got 5OOO-8OOO/GP4200/- on completion of 12 years under ACP, he should wait for 20 years under MACPS. Similarly he should complete 30 years for becoming eligible for GP 4600/- whereas under ACPS he could become eligible on completion of 24 years service.

The comparative position between ACPS and MACPS as mentioned above establishes that in Railways the employees have been put to grave disadvantage leading to serious resentment against MACP Scheme

Yours faithfully

sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/M/4/NFIR/pt

New Delhi, dated 04/01/2016

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-55

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-55

Sirs,
Sub:-Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS in the promotional hierarchy- (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to item NO.3 of the record note of discussions held an 12.10.2015 on MACPS anomalies. In respect of the item No.3, it has been decided to indentify the cadres for whom ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACP Scheme. Thereafter, a reference will be made to DoP&T.

In view of the minutes of the meeting, it is requested to provide the details of the cadres to wham ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACP Scheme along with supporting documents so that a reference may be made to DoP&T.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC: Central government employees salary hikes not before June?

7th CPC: Central government employees salary hikes not before June?

New Delhi: Government is likely to accept the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and offer salary hikes to Central Government Employees not before June 2016.

Though, the matter may become clearer when Finance Ministry announces the details on implementation, and that is expected to happen before Budget 2016-17 in February.

Then there are Assembly elections expected in Pondicherry, Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Kerala. So the implementation of salary hike is also expected only when the State Assembly elections are over by June/July.

Also, as per reports, seven states: UP, Punjab, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Tripura and Sikkim, have requested the Centre to delay implementation of salary hikes due to the financial burden 7th CPC recommendations are likely to cast on the state exchequer.

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No transfer for central government employees with Thalassemia, Haemophiliac kids

No transfer for central government employees with Thalassemia, Haemophiliac kids

 

Central government employees who have children suffering from Thalassemia and Haemophilia will be exempted from routine transfers and will not be asked to take voluntary retirement on refusing such postings, as per the new rules announced today by the Centre.

 

The matter regarding the scope of ‘disabled’ has been examined by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in consultation with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

 

Considering the fact that the child suffering from Thalassemia and Haemophilia requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for government employees to take care of their child on continuous basis, it has been decided to include Thalassemia and Haemophilia in the category of disabled child, the new rules issued by the DoPT said.

 

At present, employees with kids suffering from blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, leprosy, mental retardation, mental illness, multiple disabilities and autism are spared from routine transfers.

 

A government employee with a disabled child serves as the main caregiver and any displacement of such employee will have a bearing on the systemic rehabilitation of the child since the new environment or set up could prove to be a hindrance for rehabilitation process, as per the existing policy.

 

“Therefore, a government servant who is also a caregiver of disabled child may be exempted from the routine exercise of transfer or rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints,” DoPT Office Memorandum No.42011/3/2014-Estt.(Res) dated January 5 said.

 

Upbringing and rehabilitation of disabled child requires financial support. Making the government employee to choose voluntary retirement on the pretext of routine transfer or rotation transfer would have adverse impact on the rehabilitation process of the child, the DoPT policy says and exempts such employees from routine transfers and seeking voluntary retirements.

PTI

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NFIRs Proposals: Rail Budget 2016-17

NFIR’s proposals for Rail Budget 2016-17

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NFIR/RAIL-BUDGET/PT.II

Dated: 05/01/2016

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Rail Mantralaya,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Sub: NFIR’s proposals for Rail Budget 2016-17-reg.

NFIR wishes to bring to your kind notice that the Railway Ministers have made budget pronouncements for Staff Welfare, but, however the following pronouncements have not been implemented till date. Extract of pronouncements are placed below:-

Railway Budget 2009-10

STAFF WELFARE

 

Item No. 32

“A thrust will be given under the Corporate Welfare Plan for improvement of staff quarters & colonies. During 2009-10, 6550 Staff Quarters are proposed to be constructed.

It is proposed to Open seven Nursing Colleges on Railway land at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai (Kalyan), Chennai, Secunderabad, Lucknow and Jabalpur on Public Private Partnership model so as to facilitate the wards of the Railway employees in finding a good vocational avenue”.

Railway Budget 2010-11

STAFF WELFARE & HEALTH
Item No. 49 of the Budget Speech:- A new Scheme of ‘House for All’, was launched to provide residences to all Railway employees in the next ten years with the help of Ministry of Urban Development.

Item No. 54 of Budget speech:- It is proposed to set up 50 Creches for children of 80,000 women employees and 20 hostels. Railways will also provide more numbers of community centres and stadiums.

Railway Budget 2011-12

 

* Extending medical facilities to both dependent father & mother.
* 20 additional hostels for children of Railway employees to be set up.

Railway Budget 2012-13

Railways is a 24×7 service available to the rail-users. To run services at this scale, the employees have to put in long hours of duty without any respite round the year and the compulsion of job creates high stress levels. I therefore intend to introduce a wellness programme for them at their places for early detection. of risk factors, prevention and early treatment of diseases caused due to high blood pressure and sugar levels, obesity and other lifestyle related ailments.

We need to recognize the dedication, hard work and sacrifice of the staff at all levels. To minimize incidence of human error especially amongst the skilled and technical staff including loco pilots, cabin men and gangmen, it is important to ensure proper rest period for them. I am also conscious of the importance of periodic training and creation of a general environment to provide them enhanced dignity. I have also requested NID to design appropriate outfits for various categories of workforce.

Railway Budget 2013-14

Construction of staff quarters has been hampered by funding constraints. Encouraged by the success of Ministry of Urban Development in constructing quarters through PPP mode, I propose to=adopt the same in the Railways. Yet, I have enhanced the fund allocation under staff quarter by 50% over previous year to provide Rs. 3000 crore.

Provision of hostel facilities for single women railway employees at all Divisional Headquarters.

Considering the stress faced by loco-pilots particularly in harsh climatic conditions, it is proposed to provide water closets and air condition the locomotive cabs.

Conduct National Skill Development Programme of the Ministry of Railways to impart skills to the youths in Railway related trades at 25 locations spread across the length and breadth of the country.

Setting up of a multi-disciplinary training institute at Nagpur for imparting training in rail related electronics technologies.

NFIR requests the Hon’ble Railway Minister to see that the Government takes steps for fulfillment of its Budget pronouncements.

II. NFIR also requests the Hon’ble MR to consider making Budget announcements on the following:-

(a) Provision of funds for construction/improvement of Railway Institutes, Community Halls and Holiday Homes.

(b) Provision of adequate funds for construction of new Railway Quarters on replacement account to the extant of 100%.

(c) Sanctioning of Cardiology Department at Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi.

(d) Road Mobile Medical Vans facility for covering all remote and inaccessible areas in Railways.

III. NFIR alsoybrings to the notice of Hon’ble Railway Minister that the condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways is awfully bad and many of them deserve demolition. New Quarters are not being built adequately due to inadequate allotment of funds. Federation cites the case of Mumbai area of Western Railway wherein about 1200 Railway quarters (Type-I to Type-IV) have been dismantled by the Railway administration. However, Western Railway authorities have constructed only 447 Railway quarters which is only 37%, of total number demolished. Adequate funds need to be provided for construction of new Quarters atleast equivalent to the number demolished. Also there are over 600 Railway Quarters (Type-I & Type-II) in Mumbai area which do not have separate toilets. The Railway employees and their families living in those quarters in Mumbai are compelled to share common toilets (one toilet shared by 3, to 4 families), thus the lives of employees are miserable.

NFIR requests the Hon’ble MR to consider the points placed above favourably and give decisions.

sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA

Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA

Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA – NFIR provides data that shows that increase in pay by way of revision pay proposed by 7th pay commission from the Level 1 to 6 is marginal and from Level 7 there is no increase

During  discussions  with the Hon’ble  MR and the Board (CRB,  FC,  MS) on 23rd December 2015, the NFIR  General Secretary  has expressed that there is all-round  unhappiness on 7th CPC recommendations as in many cases the ‘Take  Home Pay’  is either very marginal  or less than  what  is  received  by the  employee  now.

The  Federation  also  disputed  the estimated financial  implications  (Rs.28,500 crores)  and said that the estimated  expenditure  has been exaggerated.  It was also brought to the notice of the MR the retrograde recommendations  of 7th CPC,  while the case of Railway employees  of various categories  was not dealt adequately and the Railway  Ministry  has unfortunately  not apprised the inadequacies of Grades Pay and Pay Band of 6th CPC to the Chairman,  7th CPC.

Table–II  indicates  6th  CPC minimum pay in GP+  Pay Band without  HRA.

Table-II  (a)  gives 7th CPC  minimum  pay  without   HRA  (staff  in occupation   of Railway quarters are not entitled for HRA).

[A comparison  of Table-II with Table-II (a) shows minus  ‘Take  Home Pay’   for employees of Level- I  to Level-6 of Pay Matrix and equally  marginal  increase to those  in Level-7,  8 & 9 of Pay Matrix. Again  in Level- 10 the ‘Take  Home  Pay’  will be less than the present amount. Overall position  will be either “minus” or “marginal increase”.  The Income Tax deduction would further worsen.]

TABLE- II          VI th CPC pay at the minimum of the Pay bands without HRA as on 01/01/2016

Pay Band

GP

PAY

DA

HRA

TR/ALL

GROSS

PF

PTAX

CGIS

DED

NET

PB-I

5200-20200

1800

7000

8750

0

1350

17100

840

150

30

1020

16080

PB-I

5200-20200

1900

7730

9663

0

1350

20643

928

200

30

1158

19485

PB-1

5200-20200

2000

8460

10575

0

3600

24635

1015

200

30

1245

23390

PB-I

5200-20200

2400

9910

12388

0

3600

28298

1189

200

30

1419

26878

PB-I

5200-20200

2800

11360

14200

0

3600

31960

1363

200

30

1593

30367

PB-11

9300-34800

4200

13500

16875

0

3600

33975

1620

,200

30

1850

32125

PB-Il

9300-34800

.   4600

17140

21425

0

3600

42165

2057

200

30

2287

39878

PB-Il

9300-34800

4800

18150

22688

0

3600

44438

2178

200

60

2438

42000

PB-Il

9300-34800

5400

20280

25350

0

7200

52830

2434

200

60

2694

50136

PB-Ill

15600-39100

5400

21000

26250

0

7200

54450

2520

200

120

2840

51610

PB-I11

15600-39100

6600

25350

31688

0

7200

64238

3042

200

120

3362

60876

PB-111

15600-39100

7600

29500

36875

0

7200

73575

3540

200

120

3860

69715

TABLE-II (a)VII th CPC pay at the minimum of the level without HRA as on 01/01/2016

LEVEL

PAY

DA

HRA

TR/ALL

GROSS

PF

PTAX

CGIS

DED

NET

GROSS DIFF

NET DIFF

1

18000

0

0

1350

19350

2160

200

1500

3860

15490

2250

-590

2

19900

0

0

1350

21250

2388

200

1500

4088

17162

608

-2323

3

21700

0

0

3600

25300

2604

200

1500

4304

20996

665

-2394

4

25500

0

0

3600

29100

3060

200

1500

4760

24340

803

-2538

5

29200

0

0

3600

32800

3504

200

1500

5204

27596

840

-2771

6

35400

0

0

3600

39000

4248

200

2500

6948

32052

5025

-73

7

44900

0

0

3600

48500

5388

200

2500

8088

40412

6335

534

8

47600

0

0

3600

51200

5712

200

2500

8412

42788

6763

789

9

53100

0

0

7200

60300

6372

200

2500

9072

51228

7470

1092

10

56100

0

0

7200

63300

6732

200

5000

11932

51368

8850

-242

11

67700 –

0

0

7200

74900

8124

200

5000

13324

61576

10663

700

12

78800

0

0

7200

–86000

9456

200

5000

14656

71344

12425

1629

Source: NFIR

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NFIR compares 7th pay commission pay matrix and 6th pay commission pay

NFIR compares 7th pay commission pay matrix and 6th pay commission pay

NFIR compares 7th pay commission pay matrix and 6th pay commission pay including HRA – NFIR concludes that net benefit is marginal at Level-1, and minus  at Level–2. When taking income tax deduction in to account pay increase at higher levels will also be minimal

During  discussions  with the Hon’ble  MR and the Board (CRB,  FC,  MS) on 23rd December 2015, the NFIR  General Secretary  has expressed that there is all-round  unhappiness on 7th CPC recommendations as in many cases the ‘Take  Home Pay’  is either very marginal  or less than  what  is  received  by the  employee  now.

The  Federation  also  disputed  the estimated financial  implications  (Rs.28,500 crores)  and said that the estimated  expenditure  has been exaggerated.  It was also brought to the notice of the MR the retrograde recommendations  of 7th CPC,  while the case of Railway employees  of various categories  was not dealt adequately and the Railway  Ministry  has unfortunately  not apprised the inadequacies of Grades Pay and Pay Band of 6th CPC to the Chairman,  7th CPC.

As  desired  vide  note  dated  23/12/2015,  the  Federation   furnishes  the  following  details  as Annexures to this letter.

(a) Table –I   gives   the  position   of  6th   CPC   minimum   pay   in  Pay  Band   &  Grade   Pay (PB-I   to PB-3) as on 01/01/2016.

(b) Table-I  (a) explains  the 7th CPC minimum pay from Level-1 to Level-12  of the Pay Matrix . A comparison  of Table-I  with Table-I (a)  reveals that the net benefit is marginal at Level-1, minus  at Level–2.

However,  there  may be substantial  increase   from Level- 7  and above.  If Income Tax deduction  takes place, the increase will fall.

6th And 7th Cpc Pay Comparison Table

TABLE-1                VI th CPC pay at the minimum of the Pay bands as on 01/01/2016

Pay Band

GP

PAY

DA

HRA

TR/ALL

GROSS

PF

PTAX

CGIS

DED

NET

PB-I

5200-20200

1800

7000

8750

2100

1350

19200

840

150

30

1020

18180

PB-I

5200-20200

1900

7730

9663

2319

1350

21062

928

200

30

1158

19904

PB-I

5200-20200

2000

8460

10575

2538

3600

25173

1015

200

30

1245

23928

PB-1

5200-20200

2400

9910

12388

2973

3600

28871

1189

200

30

1419

27451

PB-I

5200-20200

2800

11360

14200

3408

3600

32568

1363

200

30

1593

30975

PB-II

9300-34800

4200

13500

16875

4050

3600

38025

1620

200

30

1850

36175

PB-II

9300-34800

4600

17140

21425

5142

3600

47307

2057

200

30

2287

45020

PB-II

9300-34800

4800

18150

22688

5445

3600

49883

2178

200

60

2438

47445

PB-II

9300-34800

5400

20280

25350

6084

7200

58914

2434

200

60

2694

56220

PB-III

15600-39100

5400

21000

26250

6300

7200

60750

2520

200

120

2840

57910

PB-III

15600-39100

6600

25350

31688

7605

7200

71843

3042

200

120

3362

68481

PB-III

15600-39100

7600

29500

36875

8850

7200

82425

3540

200

120

3860

78565

TABLE-

(a)VII th CPC pay at the minimum of the Pay Matrix level as on 01/01/2016

LEVEL I

PAY

DA

HRA

TR/ALL

GROSS

PF

PTAX

CGIS

DED

NET

GROSS DIFF

NET DIFF

1

18000

0

4320

1350

23670

2160

200

1500

3860

19810

4470

1630

2

19900

0

4776

1350

26026

2388

200

1500

4088

21938

2715

-216

3

21700

0

5208

3600

30508

2604

200

1500

4304

26204

5335

2276

4

25500

0

6120

3600

35220

3060

200

1500

4760

30460

6350

3009

5

29200

0

7008

3600

39808

3504

200

1500

5204

34604

7240

3629

6

35400

0

8496

3600

47496

4248

200

2500

6948

40548

9471

4373

7

44900

0

10776

3600

59276

5388

200

2500

8088

51188

11969

6168

8

47600

0

11424

3600

62624

5712

200

2500

8412

54212

12742

6768

9

53100

0

12744

7200

73044

6372

200

2500

9072

63972

14130

7752

10

56100

0

13464

7200

76764

6732

200

5000

11932

64832

16014

6922

11

67700

0

16248

7200

91148

8124

200

5000

13324

77824

19306

9344

12

78800

0

18912

7200

104912

9456

200

5000

14656

90256

22487

11691

Source: NFIR

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