Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 1989 – Selection Grade / special Grade scales of pay in the revised pay scales – Revised orders
TN Government Finance Department has issued an Abstract for Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 1989 for the Selection Grade/ Special Grade Scales also applicable to Secondary Grade Teacher and Headmaster Primary School.
Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 1989 — Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay in the revised pay scales – Revised orders – Issued.
FINANCE (CMPC) DEPARTMENT
Thiruvalluvar Aandu, 2046.
1. G.O.Ms.No.210, P&AR(S) Department, dated: 11-03-1987.
2. G.0.Ms.No.666, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 27-6-1989.
3. G.O.Ms.No.304, finance (PC) Department, dated: 28-3-1990.
4. G.O.Ms.No.216, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 22-3-1993.
In the Government Order third read above, orders were issued re-introducing the Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay and indicating the same in the annexure appended therein. It has also been ordered therein that the Selection Grade/Special Grade scales of pay should be restricted to the level of first level and second level promotion posts scales of pay.
2) Subsequently, the Tamil Nadu Administrative Tribunal in O.A.No.1625 of 1991 setting aside the entire para-4 of the Government Order third read above. Consequently, necessary fresh orders were issued to protect certain special categories in the matter of award of Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay like Office Assistants in all departments and Secondary Grade Teachers in School Education Department.
3) Consequent on the issue of the above Government Order, the following deviations have been brought to the notice of Government:–
a) The spirit of the Government Order is to award Selection Grade/ Special Grade to the Secondary Grade Teachers by counting the services rendered prior to 1-6-1988 on identical scales of pay. But the services rendered beyond 1-6-1988 on lower scales of pay has also been taken into account which is against the general guidelines issued by Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department on award of Selection Grade/ Special Grade.
b) In respect of awarding of Selection Grade/ Special Grade in High Schools I Higher Secondary Schools in the post of Secondary Grade Teacher, the services were counted and they were granted the scale of pay applicable to the promotion post of Primary School Headmaster, eventhough there is no scope for all the Secondary Grade Teachers to become Primary School Headmaster.
c) The Special Teachers and Physical Education Teachers who do not form part of a feeder category to the post of Primary School Headmaster have also been granted the scale of pay of Primary School Headmaster without considering the financial implications due to Judgement Orders and on wrong misconception of the orders issued in the Government Order third read above.
4) Subsequent Pay Commissions have been implemented with effect from 1-1-1996 and 1-1-2006 and the scales of pay of Secondary Grade Teacher and Primary School Headmaster are fixed on two different pay scales are as follows:-
Pre-revised scale of
Revised scale of pay
|Secondary Grade Teacher
Grade Pay of Rs.2800
|Headmaster Primary School
Grade Pay of Rs.4300
As such, the services rendered in the post of Secondary Grade Teacher on a lower scale of pay cannot be counted for awarding Selection Grade/ Special Grade in the higher post of Primary School Headmaster on or after 01-01-1996.
5) Persons who are not entitled to get the benefit of higher Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay applicable to Primary School Headmaster such as Secondary Grade Teachers in High Schools I Higher Secondary Schools as well as Special Teachers I Physical Education Teachers filed writ petitions in the Hon’ble High Court seeking legal remedies. In all such cases the court has passed favourable orders. It is observed that such orders were passed on the following grounds:–
(i) Counter Affidavits were not filed properly resulting in ex-party orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court.
(ii) Appeals were not filed in time.
(iii) Consultation of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, Finance
Department and Law Department for filing effective counter affidavits .
(iv) Delays in filing of Writ Appeals or Special Leave Petitions resulted confirmation of the orders of the Hon’ble High Court.
(v) Such court orders have been implemented and the undue benefits have been extended to the Secondary Grade Teachers as well as Special Teachers I Physical Education Teachers, consequent on filing of contempt petitions without examining the merits of individual cases which has caused a huge financial commitment to the State Exchequer running to several crores of rupees.
6) As per the general orders in vogue, as ordered in the Government Order first read above, the services rendered on identical and as well as higher scales of pay in the lower post can alone be taken into account for awarding Selection Grade/ Special Grade in the promotion post and no dispensation can be made in respect of any Government employee including Teachers for award of Selection Grade/ Special Grade due to misinterpretation of the orders issued in the Government Order fourth read above. Government have therefore decided to issue necessary amendment to the said Government Order to regulate the grant of Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay of the employees including Teachers to avoid re-opening of settled issues.
7) Accordingly, the following amendment is issued to para-3 (ii) of the Government Order fourth read above:–
(1) In respect of Secondary Grade Teachers in High Schools I Higher Secondary Schools there is no promotion post for them. Whereas, there is a promotion post for the Secondary Grade Teachers in Primary Schools viz. Primary School Headmaster which envisages the restrictive proviso in para–4 of G.0.Ms.No.304, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 28-3-1990. As a measure of uniformity in the Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay of Secondary Grade Teachers Government directed that the Secondary Grade Teachers in all schools be made eligible for the Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay as indicated in the Annexure-1 to the Government Order third read above.
(2) The Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay indicated in the Annexure-1 to the G.O.Ms.No.304, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 28-3-1990 is applicable for the Fifth Tamil Nadu Pay Commission period only i.e. from 1-6-1988 to 31-12-1995. As such, the benefit of Selection Grade/ Special Grade scales of pay as contemplated in para-3 (ii) of G.O. Ms.No.216, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 22-3-1993 shall be made applicable only to the cases of Secondary Grade Teachers and other employees who were awarded Selection Grade/ Special Grade between 1-6-1988 and
31-12-1995 and the same cannot be extended beyond this date as subsequent Pay Commission revisions were implemented with effect from 1-1-1996 and 1-1-2006 respectively on par with the counterparts in Government of India.
(3) As the Secondary Grade Teachers in Primary schools is the feeder category for the post of Primary School Headmaster, they were allowed to count the services rendered on identical scales of pay prior to 01-06-1988 in the post of Secondary Grade Teachers for awarding Selection Grade/ Special Grade in the promotion post of Primary School Headmaster. In the case of Special Teachers and Physical Education Teachers they have no chance for promotion as Primary School Headmaster and are not considered as a feeder category to the post of Primary School Headmaster with reference to Rule-2 of Tamil Nadu Elementary Education Subordinate Service Special Rules. Hence, the Special Teachers I Physical Education Teachers are not entitled for Selection Grade/ Special Grade applicable to the post of Primary School Headmaster considering the services rendered in the post of Special Teachers/ Physical Education Teachers.
8) The above revised order shall not be applicable to the cases where orders have already been issued by the competent authority in pursuance to the court orders and in cases where the court verdict reached finality.
(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.
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Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2014
No. 416/2008-Esft. (Pay II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated the 24th March, 2015
Subject: Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2014
References are being received from various Ministries with regard to the amount of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1 st January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/1/2014-E-II (B) dated 27th March, 2014.
2. This Departments O.M. 4/6/2008-Est(Pay II) dated 1.10.2008 provides that the rates of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
3. All Ministries/Departments are therefore, again advised to take necessary action accordingly.
( A.K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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Complaints Committee to enquire into complaints of sexual harassment at work place in the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
G.I., DPPW, O.M.No.44011/5/2013-Admn.I, dated 23.3.2015
Subject:- Complaints Committee to enquire into complaints of sexual harassment at work place in the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith the composition of a Committee formed in this Department to enquire into complaints of sexual harassment at work place. It is requested to kindly post this list at appropriate position in this Department’s website.
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Nomination of Shri.M.S.Raja as a Staff Side Member of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) – Dopt Order
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 19th March, 2015
Secretary, Staff Side,
National Council (JCM)
13-C, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi – 110001
Subject: Nomination of member of Staff Side in the Standing Committee National Council (JCM).
Kindly refer to your letter No. NC-JCM-2015 (Nomination) dated 26th February, 2015 on the subject above cited above. The nomination of Shri.M.S.Raja as a Staff Side Member of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) vice late Shri.S.K.Vyas has been approved by Secretary (Personnel) as Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Council (CJM).
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Government Welcomes Court Decision on 66A
Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
24th March, 2015
Following is the text of the statement made by the Union Minister for Telecom & IT, Sh Ravi Shankar Prasad on Supreme Court judgement on section 66-A of IT act:
“The Union Government welcomes Hon’ble SC’s decision on 66A. When the UPA Govt came out with draconian provisions under 66A, BJP in opposition firmly opposed it and said that ’66 is unacceptable in current form’. BJP resolutely stood up against the censorship and blocking on social media done by UPA Govt.
Once in Govt, it took its opposition to the draconian provisions of 66A on record in Court Proceedings. New Affidavits filed by NDA Govt in Hon’ble Supreme Court clearly show the marked difference in the approach from UPA Govt.
NDA Govt, in what can be dubbed as a landmark moment in India’s Internet history, has accorded the same amount of freedom of speech and expression that a citizen of India is granted in normal life under our constitution by our founding fathers .
After detailed discussion with the Central Government at the highest possible level, the Central Government filed an Affidavit before the Hon’ble Supreme Court making its stand absolutely clear that the Government respects the freedom of speech and expression. The relevant paragraphs are verbatim quoted:
A. “This counter affidavit is being filed only for the purpose of assisting this Hon’ble Court and to satisfy this Hon’ble Court that the impugned Sections of the IT Act neither seeks to curtail nor the Central Government desires any interpretation which seeks to curtail any of the fundamental rights guaranteed to the citizens including the right under Article 19(1)(a) i.e. fundamental right to free speech and expression.
B. This counter affidavit seeks to point out the necessity and desirability of the provisions which are challenged in these petitions and to bring it on record that the usage of cyber space either by social media or otherwise is not even remotely intended to be curtailed either totally or partially at instance of Union of India.
C. Central Government encourages beneficial use of cyber space and the Act only seeks to regulate the use of cyberspace which would fall within any of and/ or all categories stipulated under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India.
D. That the penal provisions of the Act can never be interpreted so as to take within its sweep political debate, any form of honest decent, decent humour, political satire etc. With a view to avoid possibility of any misconstruction of the expressions used in the penal provisions of the Act, the Central Government has prepared an advisory / guidelines to be strictly followed by law enforcement agencies which would ensure that the honest and legal use of cyber space does not result into any harassment to any citizen of the country.”
Thus in a layman’s language, the Government absolutely respects the right to freedom of speech and expression on social media and has no intention of curbing it. Only reasonable restrictions apply on social media, as they do in routine normal day to day life in the physical world under Article 19 (2) of the constitution of India. We will have to understand that we cannot set a different standard of Public Morality for Speech & Expression in Cyberspace from Speech in other mediums and in the Public Domain
It is important to understand that Section 66A is in several parts and only a portion of it deals with issues which can raise question of freedom of speech and expression.
During the course of oral submissions also, it was categorically pointed out that the Central Government shares the anxiety that expressions like “grossly offensive” etc. referred above may be abused at some local level. The Central Government, therefore, requested the Hon’ble Supreme Court that the said expressions be read confined to Article 19(2) of the Constitution only and to ensure that no right of any citizen is scuttled, the said phrases be narrowly tailored by the Hon’ble Supreme Court itself to obviate any possibility of any abuse of any law enforcing agency to scuttle the free speech and expression of the citizens.
There can be no parallel of our stand on this matter with that of the previous UPA regime. We have in writing confirmed that we stand for freedom of speech and expression, while the previous UPA Govt tried to make this law an instrument to curb dissent, satire and anything else which did not suit it. “
I have myself set an example by standing up for free speech and rights of a teenager recently arrested at the complain of Azam Khan for posting on Twitter and Facebook.
Defence ministry has already finalised the OROP (One Rank One Pension) scheme: Parrikar
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said, “The defence ministry has already finalised the OROP (One Rank One Pension) scheme. However, certain financial and administrative procedures will be followed. The first positive thing is that it has been prepared properly. It involves an amount of about Rs. 8,000 crore.”
The text of The Hindu news article “India to train defence personnel of 38 countries”
India to train defence personnel of 38 countries: Parrikar
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said India was planning to export defence materials and training military personnel of at least 38 countries.
“At least 38 countries are sending their defence personnel for training in India. We are encouraging them. We are giving them more slots. We are also considering supplying some sort of defence materials through export or through line of credit to the countries so that they can depend on India for their defence,” Mr. Parrikar told reporters at the sidelines of an international conference in Bhubaneswar.
Mr. Parrikar, however, said he would not be able to reveal names of the countries which are sending their personnel for training due to security reasons.
Quoting a shloka from Sanskrit scripture, Mr. Parrikar said, “A goat is sacrificed in the altar and no one dares to kill a lion. We will build our position of strength.”
However, Mr. Parrikar said, India does not want to dominate any other country but increase its own strength through partnership and friendship.
Replying to a question, the Defence Minister said, “We are organising a naval exercise in Vishakhapatanam where international fleet will participate… It will be a spectacular show of basic exercise of infrastructure.”
Asked whether China is also participating in the exercise, Mr. Parrikar said, “We are yet to send invitation. It’s an open matter. Once the list is prepared, you can know.”
On Blue Navy, Mr. Parrikar said the concept of Blue Navy will come to practice when India posts 30/40 ships at about 300/400 nautical miles from the coast.
Mr. Parrikar said, “The defence ministry has already finalised the OROP (One Rank One Pension) scheme. However, certain financial and administrative procedures will be followed. The first positive thing is that it has been prepared properly. It involves an amount of about Rs. 8,000 crore.”
About the proposal from Odisha government on a Kalinga regiment, he said, “You cannot raise a regiment by caste or region… I would ensure that defence presence is felt more in Odisha so that you can get more people trained, get more people in the army and employment,” he said.
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7th pay commission calculators give imaginary answers
There is lot of calculators available in blogs and social media to calculate pay and allowance of 7th pay commission. People who saw these calculators wonder ‘did the 7th pay commission submit its Recommendation to the Government?’. OMG… When did the 7th pay commission submit its report to the central government? The Babus started enquire about these calculators from everybody who are in Federations and Associations. Even they don’t know how the pay scales would be recommended by 7th pay commission? How much percentage of increase the 7th pay commission would recommend in its report? But calculators do keep coming in day to day basis. Does it worth to calculate our basic pay through this so called 7th pay commission calculators?
Everybody should understand that to review and recommend the revised pay scales for 30 Lakhs Central Government employees is not a joke. It is just more than serious business. The 7th pay commission comprises many Bureaucrats and many officials headed by renowned Supreme Court Judge, require more than 18 months’ time to interview hundreds of officials from Departments / Ministries and Representatives of Unions /Federations to get their views. The whole team of the 7th pay commission has to handle huge volumes of data to analyse the Service Condition and Socio Economic Conditions of the government servants before it start to recommend Pay and Allowance to entire community of the central government employees. The pay commission while recommending revision in pay and allowances has to take into account various factors like the economic conditions in the country, the resources of the Central Government and the global economic scenario as well as the impact upon the finances of the States, if the recommendations are adopted by them.
To recommend revised pay scales for 30Lakhs Central Government Employees is indeed an arduous Journey to perform. The 7th Pay commission, since its constitution, is doing commendable job. The Commission issued a Questionnaire and invited comments for their questionnaire invariably from government organizations, unions/ federations and from the Public also. Federations and Unions and Govt organization have been asked by the pay commission to submit the Memorandum to the commission.
The Seventh pay commission engaged with a variety of stakeholders, on issues which it has been mandated to cover, through series of Meetings from 16-6-2014. The Commission so far held 235 Meetings in 38 days from the Month of June 2014 to February 2015 with various Association/ Federations/Unions and Representatives of Ministries/ Departments. They have to go through all the inputs received from the above sources. All the Federations and Associations have been meeting with the 7th pay commission for the past eight months submitted their views and proposals to the commission. Since the federations, who knew their service conditions and department issues very well, have come across many pay commission, they would have discussed about their service condition and their departmental specific issues with 7th pay commission and discussed about their expectation over pay and allowances. So the only reliable source to tell anything about the Pay commission’s perspective is Pay commission officials or those who met with them. But none of them come forward to say anything about the views of 7th pay commission and never disclosed anything about the Pay Structure since they are not supposed to do so.
But so many 7th pay commission calculators keep coming in blogs. Did the Calculators do anything said above before it was made? Have these so called 7th pay commission calculators taken all the above factors in to the account before it was made? The Principles Applied for revising pay scales in each pay commission was entirely different. But, as for as sixth pay commission is concerned, the pay Structure itself was entirely different from previous Pay Structures of last 5 pay commissions. All the Unions, Associations and Federations have insisted 7th Pay Commission, through their memorandum, that the Running Pay Band and Grade Pay system to be dropped and Pre Revised Pay scale system to be adopted. So until now nobody knows what would be the principle to be adopted for revising pay scales for 7th pay commission? And what is the pay structure that 7th pay commission would recommend?
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NC JCM (Staff Side) writes to 7th Pay Commission to extend the time limit for oral evidence
Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated: March 20, 2015
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
1st Floor, B-14/A,
Outab Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110016
Sub: Oral Evidence of the AIRF before the VII CPC
Ref: Secretary, VII CPC’s letter No.7CPC/158/Meetings/2015 dated 19.03.2015
We are very much thankful to Seventh Central Pay Commission for giving an opportunity to the Constituent Organizations of the National Council(JCM) for Oral Evidence before the Seventh Central Pay Commission, but at the same we submit that, the time allotted is quite shor, particularly for the Railways and Defence.
It is worthwhile to mention here that the VI CPC had given us sufficient time to represent 136 categories and 13 lakh Railwaymen, spread throughout the Indian Railways as well as to other Central Government Organizations.
We do hope, the VII CPC will appreciate our viewpoint and allot suffcient time to represent the views of the Central Government employees of differenet categories.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary NC/JCM (Staff Side)
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Training Providers to Install GPS Enabled Biometric Devices
- SDI Portal to Capture Attendance and to Track the Placement of Trainees
- GPS Enabled Device Monitoring to Improve Performance of SDI Scheme
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made it mandatory for registered Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) to install GPS enabled Bio-metric attendance to capture the attendance of the trainees during the start and end of training daily, which is stored at the central server. This will ensure VTPs to conduct training regularly. This is one of the many meaningful initiatives taken recently by the Ministry to monitor and improve the quality of training under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme. GPS enabled device ensures that the correct attendance is tracked for the students who belong to the geographical location where biometric device is installed. Trainees having minimum 80% attendance will be allowed to take assessment for getting National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) approved certificate. Besides this, Placement Tracking Module has also been integrated with SDI portal in order to track the placement of the passed out trainees for one year and only those VTPs get 20% of last instalment of training after one year who enters the data of the trainees namely: salary/wages etc into SDI Portal.
To bring the construction workers into mainstream, a scheme “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of construction workers has been launched to test the competencies of the construction workers registered with Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board on pre-determined parameters and thereafter, if workers found wanting in support or core training, are imparted skill gap training as the case may be. Final assessment will be conducted leading to NCVT certification. In order to simplify and ease the process of implementation of RPL scheme, software module from registration to certification has been developed.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment always endeavours to provide quality training to the beneficiaries so that they get employment after successful completion of training. The Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme is being implemented since May, 2007 to develop skilled manpower through network 10173 Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) located in various parts of the country. Skill of the persons is assessed by the independent Assessing Bodies and successful persons are awarded NCVT certificates which are recognised for the purpose of employment. There is a provision in the scheme wherein the competencies of the persons acquired by any means are tested on the pre-determined parameters and successful ones are awarded NCVT certificates. As on date more than 34.65 lakhs persons have been trained/ tested and 565 modules have been developed in 68 sectors of economy.
Salient features of the scheme are:
-Additions and deletions of modules is continuing process.
-Flexi delivery time of training quality and it depends upon the target group.
-No training cost and assessment fee is charged from the trainee.
-A provision of providing lodging and boarding charges to the trainees belonging to North Eastern States, Left Wing Extremist Affected Areas, J&K , Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep when they come out of such place for getting training under SDI scheme.
Classification of expenditure in respect of reimbursement of Hearing Aid – CGDA Orders
G.I., CGDA O.M.File No.A/B/I/1326/XXXI/Corr., dated 19.3.2015
Sub: Classification of expenditure in respect of reimbursement of Hearing Aid.
One of the Controllers has reported that while their accounts, Test Audit Authorities have raised observation on procedure followed for booking of expenditure on account of “Hearing Aid Bills”. Test Audit Authorities are of the view that booking of expenditure on this account under code head 101/10 and 111/10 under Major Head 2076, Minor Head 101 – Pay and Allowance is not in order and the same should have been compiled to code head 421/01 – Local Purchase of Medical Stores under Minor head 110 – Stores – Major Head 2076.
2. It is therefore, requested that the procedure/practice being followed by your office in this regard along with your considered views duly supported with relevant authority may be forwarded for further examination of the issue at HQrs office.
This issue with the approval of OSD (A&B).