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Election to the Delegates of Kendriya Bhandar, 2017

Election to the Delegates of Kendriya Bhandar, 2017

Immediate

No.02/DS(Res.)/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

R.No. 280, 2nd Floor,
North Block,
New Delhi
Dated: 04-08-2017

Subject : Election to the Delegates of Kendriya Bhandar, 2017 – reg.

All the members of the Central Government Employees Consumer Cooperative Society Limited (Kendriya Bhandar) are hereby informed that the election to the Delegates of Kendriya Bhandar will be held on 6th September, 2017 in all the Constituencies.

2. Nominations are hereby invited for election of Delegates from the eligible  members. As per the decision of Executive Committee, the shareholders (members) enrolled and were in Government Service as on 31 st March, 2017 shall be eligible to vote in the election of delegates and the list of oters has been prepared accordingly.

3. Each nomination must be duly proposed and seconded and it must be countersigned by the candidate concerned, in token of the willingness to contest as a candidate. The nomination forms may be filed on working days between 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. from 07.08.2017 to 17.08.2017. Nominations papers duly proposed, seconded and countersigned by the candidate in the prescribed format (as per Annexure-I) along with an undertaking (as per Annexure-II) is required to be submitted to the respective Presiding Officer-cum-Assistant Returning Officer in his office. The details of Presiding Officers-cum-Assistant Returning Officers, Constituency-wise, are placed at Annexure-III.

4. All the Presiding Officer-cum-Assistant Returning Officer would accept the nominations from candidates, to be filed as per the procedure explained in para 2 above, between 7thAugust to 17thAugust 2017. They will prepare a list of nomination papers received by them till 5 p.m. on 17.8.2017 and thereafter hand over the nomination papers, along with a list of nomination papers received by them, in a sealed envelope to the undersigned on Friday, the 18thAugust 2017 before
1.00 P.M. positively without fail.
6. The Scrutiny of nominations papers shall take place centrally in the office of Returning Officer at Room No.280, 2ndFloor, North Block, New Delhi on Friday, the 18thAugust 2017 at 4.00 P.M.

7. The contesting candidates of the respective Constituency will be allowed to examine the nomination papers available with the Returning Officer till 1.00 p.m. on 21.8.2017 with a view to satisfy themselves that the nomination papers submitted by contesting candidate(s) is valid.

8. The names of the candidates whose candidature are found valid will be announced by the Returning Officer on 21.08.2017 (upto 5.00 P.M.) and will be displayed on the Notice Board of Kendriya Bhandar, Stationery Division, R.K.Puram (West Block No.VIII), New Delhi at 1000 A.M. on 22.08.2017. The last date for withdrawal of nominations will be 23.08.2017 upto 5.00 P.M. The list of the contestants who remain finally in the fray will be announced/displayed on the Notice Board at Kendriya Bhandar, Stationery Division, R.K.Puram (West Block No.VIII), New Delhi on 24.08.2017 by 5.00 P.M.

9. The Polling will be held on 06.09.2017 between 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. in the respective constitutency at the places to be decided and notified by the Presiding Officer-cum-Assistant Returning Officer in advance, in consultation with the undersigned. The polling should normally commence at 1000 A.M. and continue, without any break upto 5.00 p.m. on 06 thSeptember 2017. Minor variation of 1/2 hour may be made by the Presiding Officer-cum-Returning Officer to suit the convenience of the voters in a particular office. However, the total number of hours for casting votes should not be less than six (6) hours. No Polling shall be allowed after the hours fixed for polling. The candidate contesting the election may, by a letter (Authorization) to the Presiding Officer-cum-Assistant Returning Officer, appoint an agent to represent him at the time of polling to identify the voters and to watch the recording of votes.

10. The Ballot boxes will be opened and counting of votes will begin at 11.00 AM on 07.09.2017 at the respective Polling Stations/booths in the presence of the candidates or their authorized agents. The number of votes secured by each candidate and result of the election in each constituency will be announced by the Presiding Officer cum Assistant Returning Officer at 5.00 P.M. on the same day
i.e. 07.09.2017.

11. The Presiding Officer-cum-Assistant Returning Officer may approach the respective Administrative Division of their Department to obtain permission for conduct of election at the appropriate place decided for polling. Further, with a view to conduct the elections in free, fair and transparent manner , Presiding Officer-cumAssistant Returning Officer may issue further communication/notices for wider publicity and for the convenience of the voters. In case of any difficulty, at any stage,
in holding the elections, the Presiding Officer-cum-Assistant Returning Officer may take liberty to contact the undersigned immediately.

12. The List of shareholders constituency-wise, election schedule and other details are available on the website of Kendriya Bhandar at the address www.kendriyabhandar.org. It has also been made available on the website of this Department at www.persmin.nic.in.

( G. Srinivasan )
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
And Returning Officer
M/o Personnel, PG & Pensions
D/o Personnel and Training

 

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Transparent Promotion Policy for Army

Transparent Promotion Policy for Army

The Government had constituted a committee comprising two members viz. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) G.S. Katoch and Lt. Gen. (Retd.) A.K. Ahuja to examine and give their recommendations on the changes in promotion policy and the Quantified System of Selection (QSS) for officers of Indian Army. The terms of reference of the committee were as below:-

  • To study and recommend appropriate amendments in the Quantified System of Selection (QSS) in order to infuse more objectivity, transparency and fairness in the system.
  • To study and recommend the changes required in the Promotion policy presently followed in the Army. This will cover aspects like method for calculation of vacancies, Cut-off CRs required, Consideration of Special Review / Withdrawn and Deferred cases, Zone of consideration, Notional Empanelment etc.
  • To suggest the Model Calendar of Selection Boards.
  • The committee has already submitted its report.

Bringing Transparency in promotion policy is a continuous process and all necessary steps are taken from time to time.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha today.

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Primary Healthcare Facilities

Primary Healthcare Facilities

The Government has approved National Health Policy, 2017 with goal of attainment of the highest possible level of health and well-being for all, through a preventive and promotive health care orientation in all developmental policies, and universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence. Aligned to such policy goal, the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM),as a submission of National Health Mission (NHM), was approved in May 2013. It aims to provide equitable and quality primary health care services to the population in urban areas with special focus on slum and vulnerable sections of the society.

The National Health Policy 2017 envisages that for achieving the objective of having fully functional primary healthcare facilities especially in urban areas to reach under-serviced populations, the Government would collaborate with the private sector for operationalizing such health and wellness centres to provide a larger package of comprehensive primary health care across the country. Partnerships could be in areas of diagnostics services, ambulance services, safe blood services, rehabilitative services, palliative services, mental healthcare, telemedicine services etc.

Public Health and hospitals being a State subject, responsibility to provide healthcare facilities including in urban areas, falls under the jurisdictionof respective State/UT Governments. Under the NHM, technical and financial support is provided to States/UTs for strengthening the healthcare systems including support for private sector partnership, based on the requirements posed by the States/UTs in their Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs) within their overall resource envelope.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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Income Tax Offices to remain open on Saturday,5th August, 2017 for filing of income tax returns

Income Tax Offices to remain open on Saturday,5th August, 2017 for filing of income tax returns

In view of the difficulties faced by taxpayers, the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for F.Y. 2016-2017 i.e. Assessment Year A.Y. 2017-2018 was extended to 5th August, 2017(for certain categories of taxpayers).

In order to facilitate manual filing of returns (of aforesaid categories) on 5th August, 2017, being a Saturday, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has directed that necessary arrangements be made for receiving Income Tax Returns up to midnight in all Income Tax Offices throughout the country.

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The recommended Candidates of CSE-2016 allocated to a Group-A service

The recommended Candidates of CSE-2016 allocated to a Group-A service.

No. T-21021/13/2017-Academy Desk
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Room NO. 303, Block IV, 3rd Floor,
Old JNU Campus, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110067
Dated: 04 August, 2017

To,
The recommended Candidates of CSE-2016 allocated to a Group-A service.

Madam/Sir,
Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) greets you once again for choosing a career in the prestigious Civil Services dedicated to the service of people and wish you success in living up to the expectations and aspirations of the citizen of India.

2. I am glad to nominate you to the 92nd Foundation Course (FC) being held during 28th August to 8th December, 2017 on the basis of service allocation made to you vide letter No.13015/6/2017-AIS-I dated 02 August, 2017. This is being done by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. You are requested to register online for which facilities are available at the Academy’s website (http://sargam.lbsnaa.gov.in/LBSNAOTP/Front). The last date for registration for the 92nd Foundation Course is 5 PM on 10th August, 2017.

3. The Course Coordinator of the 92nd Foundation Course is Mr. C Sridhar, Deputy Director (Sr.), LBSNAA, Mussoorie (Tele No. 0135-2632772, E-mail: sridharc@ias.nic.in).

4. As you were informed earlier by this Department, FC is mandatory and common probationary training for all IAS/IPS and Group ‘A’ Services. In case of seeking exemption from 92nd Foundation Course, candidates are advised to write to DoPT at acaddesk-dopt@gov.in in the enclosed format.

5. In case of any further clarification or enquiry, candidates may write to this Department (acaddesk-dopt@gov.in) with a copy endorsed to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie (sridharc@ias.nic.in).

Encl.: As above.

Yours faithfully,
Syed Imran Ahmed)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele No.: 011-26107967

Source: DoPT

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7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance under CCS

7th Pay Commission Constant Attendant Allowance under CCS

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  No.1/4/2017-P&PW (F)

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 2nd August, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the VIIth Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to say that at present Constant Attendant Allowance (CAA) is Granted to pensioners who retired on disability pension under the CCS(Extraordinary Pension) Rules 1939, with 100% disability (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day-to-day function). The Constant Attendant Allowance is paid in addition to the disability pension. The present rate of Constant Attendant Allowance admissible is Rs.4500/- per month.

2.Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances, Government has accepted the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission to increase the Constant Attendant Allowance by a factor 1.5, ie. to Rs.6750/- per month. Accordingly, sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for enhancement of the amount of Constant Attendant Allowance from the existing Rs.4500/- to Rs.6750/- per month.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. In so far as persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide, their OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)

Director

Tel: 24635979

To

All Ministry/Department of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.

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7th CPC – Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – regulation and payment of Disability Pension/Family pension under Central Civil Service (Extraordinary Pension) Rules

7th CPC - Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – regulation and payment of Disability Pension/Family pension under Central Civil Service (Extraordinary Pension) Rules

No.1/4/2016-P&PW (F)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated : 02.08.2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:   Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – regulation and payment of Disability Pension/Family pension under Central Civil Service (Extraordinary Pension) Rules in implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders have been issued for regulation of Pension/family pension for Government servants in implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission vide OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) dated 4.8.2016. There is no change in the formula for calculating disability pension and extraordinary family pension (EOP family pension) under CCS(EOP)Rules.

2.The extraordinary family pension/disability pension would continue to be calculated in accordance with schedule II of Central Civil Service (Extraordinary) Pension Rules. However, minimum Extraordinary family pension/disability pension with effect from 01.01.2016 falling under various categories would be as follows:-

I.Extraordinary Family Pension.

(i) For category B and C , where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post – Rs.11,700/- per month.

(ii) For category B and C , where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post – Rs.18,000/- per month.

(iii)  For category D and E – Rs.18,000/- per month.

II. Disability Pension

For all categories ( ie. category 113,C,D’ and E” ) Rs.18,000 per month.

3. All other terms and conditions and procedure stipulated in Schedule II of Rule 9 and 10 of CCS(EOP) Rules, notified vide Notification No. S.0 410(E) dated 15.11.2011 will be the same.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure ID No.30-1/33(iii)/2016-IC(Pt) dated 17/7/2017.

5. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

6. Hindi translation of this OM follows.

S/d,
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director
Tele: 24635979

Signed Copy

To

1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.
2. Copy to President’s Secretariat/Vice President’s Secretariat/Prime Minister’s Office/Cabinet Secretariat/Supreme Court of India/ C&AG/UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.

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Recommendations of the 7th CPC – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

7th CPC Pay Fixation: Bunching of stages in revised structure – Fin Min issues OM with clarification in details for implementation.

No.1-6/2016-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell, 7th CPC

North Block, New Delhi,
3rd August, 2017

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

With reference to the subject mentioned above and in continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated 07.09.2016 and 13.06.2017, detailed instructions are hereby being issued on the application of the benefit on account of bunching of stages while fixing the pay in the revised pay structure as a response to a large number of references received from Ministries/Departments.

2. The provisions giving effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC on extending the benefit on account of bunching were notified vide DoE OM. dated 07.09.2016. Benefits on account of bunching have been extended during the initial fixation of pay in the revised pay structure while implementing the recommendations of earlier CPCs also. Bunching occurs in the fixation of pay when the pay at two or more consecutive stages in a Pay Scale/ Grade Pay in the pre revised scale get fixed at the same stage in the corresponding Pay Scale/ Level in the revised pay structure.

3. The modalities of determining the extent of bunching and the nature of benefits to be extended on account thereof, based on the recommendations of the CPCs, have differed across different Pay Commission periods. While the 5th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when more than four stages get bunched, the 6th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when two or more stages get bunched. The fitment tables drawn by the 6th CPC and notified by the Government subsequently provided for the benefit of bunching only when more than two stages were bunched. As regards the benefits to be extended on account of bunching, the 5th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every four consecutive stages bunched, the 6th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every two consecutive pay stages bunched. For HAG scales, however, benefit of one increment was given at each of the pay stages in the 6th CPC pay structure.

4. In terms of the DoE OM. dated 07.09.2016 based on the 7th CPC recommendations, bunching occurs when two or more stages get bunched and benefit of one increment is to be given for every two stages bunched. These provisions are to be applied while revising the pay from the 6th CPC regime to the 7th CPC regime. In the 6th CPC pay structure, about 35 pay scales existing in the 5th CPC pay structure were replaced by a system of running pay bands recommended by the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC pay structure consisted of 19 grades spread across four distinct pay bands and 4 distinct scales including two fixed scales. The 6th pay structure being replaced by the 7th CPC recommended Pay Matrix, thus, consists of 4 Pay Bands with 15 levels of Grade Pay, along with 4 standalone scales, viz., HAG scale, HAG+ scale, Apex scale (fixed) and the scale of Cabinet Secretary (fixed).

5. While in the 5th CPC structure, the stages in every pay scale were well defined, the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. The pay was to be fixed in the running Pay Band by rounding off to the next higher multiple of 10. Every multiple of 10 was a pay stage in the 6th CPC regime. However, all consecutive 10 rupee stages for any Grade Pay cannot be taken as consecutive stages for the purpose of bunching in reference to the 7th CPC recommendations as is also clear from the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report. Based on the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report, Department of Expenditure’s OM. dated 07.09.2016 provided that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment, in the 6th CPC pay structure was essential for counting of two stages. The 6th CPC had replaced the system of equidistant pay stages in a pay scale based on equal annual increments in the 5th CPC regime by a system of annual increment of 3% on the sum of pay in the running pay band and the Grade Pay which was to be added to the running pay as increment. Therefore, the pay stages in any given Grade Pay were specific to an employee and depended upon the initial fixation of pay in that Grade Pay. As a result, the amount of increment earned in the same Grade Pay would differ in the same Pay Scale/ Grade Pay not only between different employees but also across years for the same employee. To illustrate, an employee whose pay was fixed at Rs 46,100 in GP of 8700 in PB-4 would have the first annual increment of Rs 1390 which would be added to his running pay in the Pay Band, another employee whose pay initially was fixed at Rs 46,400 in the same Grade Pay would have the first annual increment of Rs 1400. In such a scenario where the pay stages are specific to the employee, it is not possible to arrive at universal pay stages for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching. Therefore, for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching in a system of running pay bands, the consecutive pay stages that need to be considered are the pay stages which are specific to the employee.

6. In the 5th CPC structure, the maximum and the minimum of every pay scale were well defined. In the 6th CPC structure, Entry Pay was separately notified for most Grade Pay levels to govern the entry pay of direct recruits in that level. The pay of those moving from a lower grade to a higher one on promotion was regulated in terms of provisions contained in Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. As such, the Entry Pay notified for a given Pay Scale/ Grade Pay is the effective minimum of that Grade Pay for direct recruits. For an employee getting promoted, the sum of the minimum of the relevant Pay Band and the Grade Pay is the effective minimum pay. The 7th CPC, in its Report, has commented that this led to many situations where direct recruits drew higher pay as compared to personnel who reached that stage through promotion. Demands were received by the 7th CPC from many staff associations and employees for removal of this disparity which the 7th CPC refers to as differential entry pay.

7. In the revised dispensation for pay fixation in the New Pay Structure as recommended by the 7th CPC, direct recruits shall start at the minimum pay corresponding to the level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each level. For those promoted from the previous level, the fixation of pay in the new level will depend on the pay they were already drawing in the previous level. The pay, however, cannot be less than the first stage of the relevant level. While enumerating the benefits of migrating to the new system at para 5.1.47 of the 7th CPC Report, it has been stated that ‘the issue of differential entry pay has been resolved’. At para 5.1.36 of the 7th CPC Report it has also been mentioned that rationalization has been done with utmost care to ensure minimum bunching at most levels. Rationalization has been done by the 7th CPC through the Index of Rationalisation (IoR) which has been multiplied with the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC regime to arrive at the first cell of each level. With the Entry Pay along with IOR being used as the determiner of the first cell, pay stages below the Entry Pay have been consciously brought up to the level of Entry Pay and its corresponding pay stage in the revised pay structure. As a result, all pay stages below the Entry Pay in any Level will, on re-fixation, converge to the first pay stage in that level. As this convergence takes place on account of a conscious decision of the 7th CPC intrinsic to the architecture of the Pay Matrix by indicating the Entry Pay as the starting point of each Level, benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by the 7th CPC.

8. Based on the above, it is clarified that the following shall be kept in view while determining the extent of bunching as also the benefits to be extended on account of bunching at the time of initial fixation of pay in the 7th CPC pay structure:

(i) Benefit on account of bunching is to be extended when two or more stages get bunched.

(ii) Benefit of one increment is to be extended on account of bunching of every two consecutive stages.

(iii) As stipulated in MoF OM dated 07.09.2016, a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee.

(iv) All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in the 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.

9. All Ministries/ Departments are advised to review all cases wherein benefit on account of bunching has been extended in terms of this Department’s OM dated 07.09.2016 and to re-fix the pay in terms of the instructions contained herein.

sd/-
(V.K Singh)
Director

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Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance

7th CPC Dress Allowance – DoE Ordres on 2.8.2017

Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance

No.19051/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 2nd August 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, in supersession of the existing orders relating to Uniform related Allowances viz. Clothing Allowance, Initial Equipment Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Robe Allowance, Robe Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance which have been subsumed in a single Dress Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of Dress Allowance in r/o the following categories of Central Government employees as under :-

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2. Allowances related to maintenance, washing of Uniform are subsumed in. Dress Allowance and will not be payable separately.

3. Further categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

4 The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of employees directly once a year in the month of July.

5. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like that provided at Siachen Glacier or inside submarine or fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen or Indian Railways or to lB personnel posted at high altitudes will continue to be provided by the concerned Ministry as per existing norms.

6. Outfit Allowance, paid to Indian Foreign Service officers and employees will continue to be provided as before, is enhanced by 50%.

7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

8. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

9. Separate orders will be issued by Ministry Of Defence, Ministry Of Home Affairs, Ministry Of Railways, Ministry Of Health & Family welfare, Ministry of corporate Affairs, Ministry Of External Affairs, Department of Revenue, Department Of Personnel & Training and Cabinet Secretariat in respect of employees of these Ministries/Department.

10. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the comptroller & Auditor General Of India.

Hindi Version is attached.

(Annie George Mathew)
Joint secretary to the Government Of India.

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7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees – DoE Orders on 2.8.2017

7th CPC Transport Allowance: Modification order for Employees in Pay Level 1 & 2

No.21/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 2nd August, 2017.

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

 In partial modification of this Department’s OM. of even number dated 07.07.2017 regarding implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees, the President is pleased to decide that Central Government employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- & above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600/- plus D.A. thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the above cited OM. and @ Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all Other Places.

2. All other contents of the above cited OM. dated 07.07.2017 shall remain unchanged.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. These orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Service Estimates. In respect of the Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies

Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies

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The Government has been making concerted efforts to encourage the women to join Government service by providing some special facilities as enumerated below:

(i) maternity leave

(ii) child care leave

(iii) child adoption leave

(iv) special allowance to women with disability

(v) provision of crèche facility

(vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station

(vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation

(viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment

(ix) special Leave connected with inquiry on sexual harassment

(x) age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried

(xi) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre

(xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.

(xiii) Nomination of a women employee in Department Promotion Committee (DPCs). Institutional mechanisms, besides the Committees to prevent sexual harassment, exist in Government service for redressal of grievances of various nature of the women employees.

(xiv) Association of a lady member in Selection Committee/Board for 10 or more vacancies (at all levels).

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Parimal Nathwani in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Submission of fake caste certificates

Submission of fake caste certificates

Instructions were issued by Department of Personnel and Training on 01.06.2017 to all Ministries/Departments to collect information about appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon. The Ministries/Departments have been requested to collect information from all Organisations under their administrative control about the cases where the candidates got/alleged to have got appointment against vacancies reserved for Scheduled Cates, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes on the basis of false/fake caste certificate and send a consolidated report to the Department of Personnel and Training by 15.07.2017. In the response received so far from eight Ministries/Departments, no such case has been reported.

The extant instructions provide that if it is found that a Government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant Service Rules.

Further, in order to discourage unscrupulous persons getting benefits through false caste certificates, State Governments/Union Territories have also been requested to consider issue of appropriate instructions for initiating disciplinary proceeding against the errant officers who default in timely verifications of caste certificate or issue false certificates.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Ram Vichar Netam and Smt. Vijila Sathyananth in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Simplification of pension procedure – Papers submitted in time-limit then PPO be handed over before retirement: DoP&PW Order

Simplification of pension procedure – Papers submitted in time-limit then PPO be handed over before retirement: DoP&PW Order

No. 1/27/2011-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
the 1st August, 2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Simplification of pension procedure (i) Handing over of PPO to the retiring employee by the Head of Office before retirement and

(ii) Submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers – reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this department’s Office Memorandum of even number, dated 7th May, 2014 (copy available at departmental website), vide which provision had been made that the undertaking to be submitted by the retiring Government servant/pensioner to the pension disbursing bank to refund or make good any amount to which he is not entitled may be obtained by the Head of Office from the retiring Government servant along with Form 5 and other documents before his retirement. This undertaking is forwarded to the pension disbursing bank along with the Pension Payment Order (PPO) by the Accounts Officer/CPAO following the usual procedure. The bank shall credit the pension to the account of the pensioner as soon as this Undertaking is received along with the pension documents.

2. The pensioner is no longer required to visit the bank to activate the first payment of pension. Therefore, after ascertaining that the Bank’s copy has been despatched by the Central Pension Accounting Office, the pensioner’s copy of the PPO is to be handed over to him at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues. This should be feasible in all cases where the Government servant had submitted pension papers within the time-limits prescribed in the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

3. An employee posted at a location away from the office of the Head of Office or who for any other reasons feels that it would be more convenient to him to obtain his copy of PPO from the bank, may inform the Head of Office of his option in writing while submitting his pension papers.

4. However, in the recent past, many instances have come to the notice of this Department wherein the pensioner’s copy of the PPO had not been handed over to him/her and instead had been sent to the Bank and the same was lost in transit sometimes thereby causing hardship to the pensioner.

5. In view of the foregoing, all Ministries/Departments are once again requested to strictly follow the above procedure henceforth viz., handing over the copy of pensioner PPO to him/her at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues except if the pensioner specifically requests for delivering his/her copy of PPO through bank. Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications are requested to make suitable amendments to the instructions to the Accounts Officers and pension disbursing Post Offices/Banks to adhere to the above procedure.

(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph: 24644632

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7th Pay Commission: Worst in 70 years, only panel not to reduce 7th CPC pay gap

7th Pay Commission: Worst in 70 years, only panel not to reduce 7th CPC pay gap

Employee unions are engaging in talks with the government after every central government employee has expressed dissatisfaction with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The pay panel reduced the HRA and employees are upset since it constitutes a substantial part of their salary. The Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of basic pay of the central government employees. The government decided to go ahead with the HRA.

Give HRA as per 6th Pay Commission

Employees cite the HRA recommendations made by the 6th Pay Commission. The previous commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. The employees say that they want the HRA as per the previous commission.

Why HRA hike is needed

A hike in the HRA would mean the central government employees take more salary home. HRA constitutes a substantial part of the salary. Moreover central government employees are unhappy that the arrears on allowances were not given. The cabinet had approved the allowances from July 2017 as opposed to the July 2016 demand by the employees.

7th Pay Commission did not bridge the gap

The previous commissions had bridged the pay gap where the basic pay between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats were concerned. The 2nd pay commission had done it in the ratio of 1:41 while in the case of the 6th Pay Commission it was 1:12. The 7th Pay Commission recommended a minimum basic pay for Central government employees of Rs 18,000 with a maximum pay of Rs 2.50 lakh per month. While other pay commissions reduced the gap, the latest pay panel increased it to 1:14.

Lowest hike in 70 years

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in the basic pay. The reason why central government employees are so distressed is because this is the lowest in 70 years. The previous had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

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Opening of a Central Government Health Scheme, wellness Centre (allopathic) at Agartala

Opening of a Central Govt. Health Scheme, wellness Centre (allopathic) at Agartala

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Office of the Additional Director,
Central Govt. Health Scheme
Nongrim Hills: Shillong – 793 003

No. CGHS/ESTT/RECTG/61/1089-99

Dated: Shillong, the 28th July, 2017.

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Opening of a Central Govt. Health Scheme, wellness Centre (allopathic) at Agartala

This is for information to all eligible Central Govt. employees/ pensioners and other stake holders that, a Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) Wellness Centre sanctioned vide Govt. of India, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, CGHS (P) Division Order No. S.11045/1/2013/HEC, New Delhi dated 17 th November 2014 will be functioning by 1st of August 2017 at quarter no. T/V/1, Kunjaban Extension, New Capital Complex, Agartala to provide comprehensive medical facilities.

The scheme will cover the Agartala city and all eligible Central Govt. employees and their dependent family members, Central Govt. pensioners and their dependents and others eligible as per CGHS guideline residing in Agartala city.

The beneficiaries will be able to avail the CGHS facilities through the Wellness Centre during the office hours i.e. from 7:30 am to 02:00 pm in all working days except Sundays & holidays.

To,

1. The CMO I/C, CGHS WC Agartala – for necessary action
2. The Chairman, CGEWCC, Agartala – for wide circulation to all eligible Central Govt. offices
3. The Secretary, Central Govt. Pensioners’ Association, Agartala

Additional Director
CGHS, Shilong

Copy to:-

– PPS to AS&DG, CGHS, MOH&FW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
– PS to Director, CGHS, MOH&FW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
– The Addl. DDG (HQ), CGHS, MOH&FW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
– The Additional Directors, CGHS of all cities
– The Nodal Officer, MCTC, CGHS Wellness Center Building, Kalibari New Delhi 110001 – with request for uploading in CGHS website.
– The Director Health Services, Agartala
– Local newspaper of Agartala – for publication

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7th CPC: Fixation of Pension

7th CPC: Fixation of Pension

7thCPC-Fixation-Pension

In implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC), orders have been issued vide Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/16-P&PW(A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/ commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc. in respect of the employees retiring on or after 01.01.2016.v For revision of pension of pre-2016 civil pensioners, the 7th CPC recommended the following two formulations:

(i) Notional Pay of employees who retired prior to 01.01.2016 may be fixed in the Pay Matrix on the basis of the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, by adding the number of increments he/ she had earned in that level while in service, to the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension.

(ii) The pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations, may be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at an alternate value for the revised pension.

7th CPC recommended that the pensioners may be given the option of choosing the formulation which is more beneficial to them. Orders were issued for revision of pension as per Formulation (ii) above vide Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/16-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 and the pension disbursing authorities were advised to make payment of revised pension accordingly without waiting for the revised pension payment authority. A Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare was constituted to examine the feasibility of Formulation (i). The Committee observed that Formulation (i) as recommended by the 7th CPC might be difficult to implement in a large number of cases and this method may also cause anomalies.

In implementation of the recommendations of the aforesaid Committee, orders have been issued vide Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/16-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017. It has been provided that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016. Higher of the two Formulations i.e. the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with this Department’s OM dated 04.08.2016 or the revised pension/family pension as worked out by notional pay fixation method, shall be the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

There were around 55.51 lakh pensioners/family pensioners (including defence pensioners/family pensioners) as on 31.03.2016. All Pension Sanctioning Authorities have been advised to accord top priority to the work of revision of pension and issue revised Pension Payment Authority in implementation of the above orders expeditiously.

There is no proposal for creation of any other organisation for pension related issues.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Adv. Narendra Keshav Sawaikar and Shri P. Nagarajan in the Lok Sabha today.

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Employment to Differently Abled

Employment to Differently Abled

Section 34 of the ” The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016″ mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every Government establishment, not less than four per cent of the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in each group of posts meant to be filled with persons with benchmark disabilities of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (d) and (e), namely:-

(a) blindness and low vision;

(b) deaf and hard of hearing;

(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;

(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;

(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.

Section 34 of the Act also provides that the reservation in promotion shall be in accordance with such instructions as are issued by the appropriate Government from time to time.

Promotions to the higher grades are made as per provisions of the relevant Recruitment Rules. In some of the Recruitment Rules, provisions exist for promotion either on the basis of seniority in service or through Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations. The candidates, who do not qualify the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination are promoted on the basis of their inter-se-seniority in the feeder grade.

However, in cases where the departmental promotion test is the only mode of promotion, proposal to give promotion on the basis of the seniority or merit in service alone is not under consideration.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Shri Chandu Lal Sahu in the Lok Sabha today.

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Agreements with Banks for easy deposit & withdrawals of EPF Contributions

Agreements with Banks for easy deposit & withdrawals of EPF Contributions

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has tied up/entered into agreement with ten banks to collect EPFO dues and to make payments of Provident Fund (PF) withdrawals, pension and insurance to EPFO beneficiaries. These banks are State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Indian Bank, Allahabad Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

The main objective of the multi banking arrangement is to provide more options to the employers to remit the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution directly from their bank accounts. This will not only make the transactions cost effective but also ensure real time transfer of funds through net banking.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, today.

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Functioning of Railway Recruitment Board

Functioning of Railway Recruitment Board 

Presently, there are 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) across the country for catering to the requirements of various categories of Group ‘C’ posts of Zonal Railway(s) / Production Unit(s).

During the last three years, a total of 62,773 candidates have been empanelled for various categories of Group ‘C’ posts by all the 21 RRBs. Year-wise break-up is as under-

Year

Total candidates empanelled

2014-15

15191

2015-16

27995

2016-17

19587

Total

62773

Indian Railways is an organization having pan India character. The RRBs have been established based on territorial jurisdiction of the Indian railways and not on the basis of State(s), Zone(s) / Region(s). Candidates are free to apply to any RRB throughout the country in response to the advertisements; RRBs do not make any distinction on the basis of State(s), Region(s) / Area(s) / Locality, Caste(s), Gender(s) or Creed(s). No preference / relaxation is given to candidates belonging to any region.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 02.08.2017 (Wednesday).

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Inter-Ministry Swimming championship 2017-2018

Inter-Ministry Swimming championship 2017-2018.

No.15/1/2017-18-CCSCSB

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD

Room No.361, ‘B’ Wing, 3rd Floor,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi-3
Date: 31.07.2017

CIRCULAR

Sub: Inter-Ministry Swimming Championship 2017-18.

Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing Inter Ministry Swimming Championship 2017-18 on 28th – 29th August, 2017 at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool, Mother Teresa Crescent Road, New Delhi. The Ministry/Department desirous to participate in the Tournament may send their entries in the prescribed performa (copy enclosed) along with the entry fee. The entry fee for the single event is Rs.30/- and for Team/Relay Championship is Rs. 150/-.

2. An individual cannot take part in more than three individuals events. Competition will not be held where less than 4(four) entries are received both in team and individual event. In case, at any time, it is found that a player included in the team is not eligible, the team could stand automatically disqualified from the tournament.

3. The entry should be sent in the prescribed form duly signed by the Welfare Officer/Under Secretary (Admn) concerned and should reach on or before 23.08.2017. No entry will be accepted at the venue. The rules and regulations governing the eligibility conditions for participation, etc. in the Inter-Ministry Tournament are available on the website of the Department of Personnel & Training (persmin.nic.in/DOPT/Welfare/Sports/About Sports Board).

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)

Source: DoPT

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