Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations

Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations

F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department oaf Personnel & Training
JCA Section
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North Block New Delhi
Dated the 9th September, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations

In accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16th August 2016, it has been decided to set up, as indicated below, the Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations: –

OFFICIAL SIDE
1. Secretary,
…….. Chairman
Deptt. of Pers. & Training.
2. Member (Staff),
Railway Board.
3. Secretary,
Department of
Telecommunication.
4. Secretary,
Department of Posts.
5. Financial Adviser, (Ministry
of Defence.
6. Joint Secretary (Pers),
Ministry of Finance.
7. Joint Secretary (Estt.),
Deptt. of Personnel &
Training.
8. Joint Secretary (CPC),
Deptt. of Personnel &
Training
9. Deputy Secretary (JCA),
Deptt. of Personnel &
Training Member-Secretary.
STAFF SIDE
1. Shri Rakhal Das Gupta
2. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra
3. Shri Ch. Sankara Rao
4. Shri J.R.Bhosle
5. Shri M Raghavaiah
6. Shri Guinan Singh
7. Shri R.P.Bhatnagar
8. Shri K.S. Murty
9. Shri K.K.N.Kutty
10. Shri R.Srin)Visan
11. Shri C.Srikumar
12. Shri M.Krishnan
13. Shri M.S. Raja

2. The working of the Committee would be in terms of the conditions laid down in this Department’s OM dated 16th August 2016 mentioned above.

(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: ccis.nic.in

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Cabinet approves creation of GST Council and its Secretariat

Cabinet approves creation of GST Council and its Secretariat

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved setting up of GST Council and setting up its Secretariat as per the following details:

(a) Creation of the GST Council as per Article 279A of the amended Constitution;

(b) Creation of the GST Council Secretariat, with its office at New Delhi;

(c) Appointment of the Secretary (Revenue) as the Ex-officio Secretary to the GST Council;

(d) Inclusion of the Chairperson, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), as a permanent invitee (non-voting) to all proceedings of the GST Council;

(e) Create one post of Additional Secretary to the GST Council in the GST Council Secretariat (at the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India), and four posts of Commissioner in the GST Council Secretariat (at the level of Joint Secretary to the Government of India).

The Cabinet also decided to provide for adequate funds for meeting the recurring and non-recurring expenses of the GST Council Secretariat, the entire cost for which shall be borne by the Central Government. The GST Council Secretariat shall be manned by officers taken on deputation from both the Central and State Governments.
The steps required in the direction of implementation of GST are being taken ahead of the schedule so far.

The Finance Minister has also decided to call the first meeting of the GST Council on 22nd and 23rd September 2016 in New Delhi.

Background:

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-second Amendment) Bill, 2016, for introduction of Goods and Services tax in the country was accorded assent by the President on 8th September, 2016, and the same has been notified as the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. As per Article 279A (1) of the amended Constitution, the GST Council has to be constituted by the President within 60 days of the commencement of Article 279A. The notification for bringing into force Article 279A with effect from 12th September, 2016 was issued on 10th September, 2016.

As per Article 279A of the amended Constitution, the GST Council which will be a joint forum of the Centre and the States, shall consist of the following members: –

a) Union Finance Minister – Chairperson
b) The Union Minister of State,
in-charge of Revenue of finance – Member
c) The Minister In-charge of finance or
taxation or any other Minister nominated
by each State Government – Members

As per Article 279A (4), the Council will make recommendations to the Union and the States on important issues related to GST, like the goods and services that may be subjected or exempted from GST, model GST Laws, principles that govern Place of Supply, threshold limits, GST rates including the floor rates with bands, special rates for raising additional resources during natural calamities/disasters, special provisions for certain States, etc.

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Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Group ‘A’ Executive Officers of Border Security Force

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Group ‘A’ Executive Officers of Border Security Force

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Cadre Review of Group ‘A’ Executive officers of BSF with net creation of 74 posts of various ranks from Assistant Commandant to Additional DG ranks to enhance the operational and administrative capabilities of BSF.

Increase of existing structure of Group ‘A’ posts from 4109 to 4183 posts are as follows:

1. Increase of one post of Additional DG (HAG level).

2. Net increase of 19 posts of Inspector General (SAG level).

3. Net increase of 370 posts of DIG/Commandant/2 1C (JAG level).

4. Net increase of 14 posts of Assistant Commandant (JTS level).

5. Net reduction of 330 posts of Deputy Commandant (STS level).

Background:

The BSF is the largest border guarding force established in 1965. The present sanctioned strength of the Force is 2,57,025 having 186 Battalions (including 03 NDRF Battalions). Of these the Executive Group ‘A’ cadre has sanctioned strength of 4065 officers (4109 including the IPS quota). About 90% of the troops are deployed in Indo-Pakistan Border, Indo-Bangladesh Border (including North East) and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) States. The last cadre review of the service was done in 1990.

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IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 – Corrigendum

IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 – Corrigendum

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, P.C. AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

CORRIGENDUM

New Delhi, the 9th September, 2016

G.S.R. 878(E) – In partial modification of the Notification G.S.R. 870(E) dated 8 th September, 2016

(File No. 14021/1/2016 – AlS-11) issued by the Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), SCHEDULE-III may be read as under:-

SCHEDULE – III
Pay Matrix (w.e.f. 01.01.2016)

Pay Band 15600-39100 37400
-67000
37400
-67000
67000
-79000
80000 90000
Grade Pay 5400 6600
(STS)
600
(JAG)
8700
(Selection
Grade)
10000 - - -
Level in
Pay Matrix
10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18
1 56100 67700 78800 118500 144200 182200 225000 250000
2 57800 69700 81200 122100 148500 187700
3 59500 71800 83600 125800 153000 193300
4 61300 74000 86100 129600 157600 199100
5 63100 76200 88700 133500 162300 205100
6 65000 78500 91400 137500 167200 211300
7 67000 80900 94100 141600 172200 217600
8 69000 83300 96900 145800 177400 224100
9 71100 85800 99800 150200 182700
10 73200 88400 102800 154700 188200
11 75400 91100 105900 159300 193800
12 77700 93800 109100 164100 199600
13 80000 96600 112400 169000 205600
14 82400 99500 115800 174100 211800
15 84900 102500 119300 179300 218200
16 87400 105600 122900 184700
17 90000 108800 126600 190200
18 92700 112100 130400 195900
19 95500 115500 134300 201800
20 98400 119000 138300 207900
21 101400 122600 142400 214100
22 104400 126300 146700
23 107500 130100 151100
24 110700 134000 155600
25 114000 138000 160300
26 117400 142100 165100
27 120900 146400 170100
28 124500 150800 175200
29 128200 155300 180500
30 132000 160000 185900
31 136000 164800 191500
32 140100 169700 197200
33 144300 174800 203100
34 148600 180000 209200
35 153100 185400
36 157700 191000
37 162400 196700
38 167300 202600
39 172300 208700
40 177500

 

[F. No. 14021/1/2016-AIS-11]
KAVITHA V. PADMANABHAN, Dy. Secy.

 Source: FINMIN

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Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace – Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee

F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
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North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated: 09.09.2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace – Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the DoPT OM no. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III dated 16th July, 2015 as the Para 1 of the Guide attached to the OM, it was clarified that the Complaints Committee set up to inquiry into charges of sexual harassment should be headed by a women and at least half of its member should also be women. In case a women officer of sufficiently senior level is not available in a particular office, an office from another officer may be so appointed. It was also indicated that to prevent the possibility of any undue pressure, the Complaints Committee should also involved a third party either NGO or some other body which is familiar with the issue of sexual harassment.

2. The issue of legality of a committee conducting inquiry against an officer against whom there are allegations of sexual harassment but where the Chairperson happens to be junior in rank to the suspect officer has been examined. It is clarified that there is no bar either in the CCS (CCA) Rules or under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to the Chairperson of the Complaints Committee being junior to the suspect officer or the charged officer. Hon’ble Allahabad High Court has in Sint. Shobha Goswami vs State of U.P. And 2 Ors, in WRIT – A No. – 31659 of 2015 observed as follows:

“In my opinion, there is nothing in the Scheme of the section which requires the lady member to be senior in rank to the officer against whom the allegation of sexual harassment are brought. The language of Section 4 of the Act only requires the lady member to the Senior Level”.

This also does not in any way cause any prejudice to the charged officer.

3. Further, to ensure fair inquiry, Ministries/ Departments may also consider transferring the suspect officer/ charged officer to another office to obviate any risk of that officer using the authority of his office to influence the proceedings of the Complaints Committee.

4. Hindi Version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Tel: 2309 3176

Source: Finmin

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Recruitment of sportspersons against Sports Quota and out-of-turn promotion to Railway sportspersons on sports account-modification/changes in policy : RBE No. 98/2016

Recruitment of sportspersons against Sports Quota and out-of-turn promotion to Railway sportspersons on sports account-modification/changes in policy

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBE No. 98/2016
Clarification/Corrigendum No. 74

No. 2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/17

New Delhi, dated 12.08.2016

The General Managers (P),

All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub: Recruitment of sportspersons against Sports Quota and out-of-turn promotion to Railway sportspersons on sports account-modification/changes in policy.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189/2010).

Attention is invited to Annexure-I to Board’s letter No. 2013/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 23.12.2013 circulating the List of Junior National Championships recognized by RSPB for recruitment of sportspersons on Indian Railways against sports quota.

The 4th item of SN/12 of the list, name Vijay Hazare Trophy (One Day Limited Overs All India Inter Zonal Championship) as under-19 Men Cricket Championship.

However as per the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Handbook, the Vijay Hazare Trophy is for Seniors and is not a Junior Championship. The inclusion of the said Championship in the List of Junior Championship in the above said Board’s policy letter dated 31.12.2010 is thus a clerical mistake and may be treated as deleted.

sd/-
(Bhaskar Roy Choudhary)
Dy. Director/Estt.(Sports)

Source: NFIR

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Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota: Railway Board Order RBE No.95/2016

Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota.

RBE No. 95/2016

Clarification/Corrigendum No.73

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/17

New Delhi, dated 10.08.2016

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Subject: Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota.

Ref: Board’s letter no. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189B/2010) and clarifications/corrigendum issued thereto.

Attention is invited to para 8.3.3 and 8.3.4 of Board’s letter No. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 stipulating that before completion of the probation period, the performance of the sportsperson shall be reviewed at the Railway/Unit level by a three members Committee comprising:-

(i) President/Hony. General Secretary of the Sports Association of Zonal Railway/Unit.
(ii) A personnel officer of Sr. Scale/ JAG level; and
(iii) Captain/ Coach of the particular discipline.

If the performance of a person recruited on sports account is considered to be unsatisfactory, the probation period will be extended maximum up to two years and the person will have to improve his/her performance to get confirmed in appointment. Even after extended probation, if the performance is found unsatisfactory, then normal procedure will be followed for termination, before the completion of extended probation.

Instances have come to the notice of Railway Board that in spite of the above mentioned instructions no review has been done for years and this non compliance of extant instructions by Administration is leading to hardship being faced by outstanding sportspersons.

All Zonal Railways/Production Units may scrupulously adhere to the extant instructions and pull up arrears, if any.

(Bhaskar Roy Chaudhary)
Dy. Director/Estt. (Sports)

Source: NFIR

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Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances: NFIR

NFIR – Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances

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/7 CPC (IMPL)/Allowances/2016

Dated: 08/09/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances-reg.

In the committee meeting held on 1st September 2016, under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary at North Block (Room No. 72) New Delhi, the Standing Committee Members of JCM (Staff Side) expressed views on 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. After hearing the views, the Chairman of the meeting stated that further meetings will be held and suggested that in the mean time the Staff Federations may send the list containing department specific Allowances to the concerned administrative ministries and JCM (Staff Side) may send list of common allowances to JS (Imp) MoF, New Delhi for consideration. The Railway Board Chairman was also present during discussions held on 1st September 2016.
In this connection, NFIR desires to convey to the Railway Board that:-

(a) while the previous Pay Commission had doubled various Allowances, the 7th CPC has recommended enhancement of only 50% of the existing rates in those cases of a few allowances recommended to be retained. This needs to be reviewed for improvement.
(b) The 7th CPC recommendations – mainly on Night Duty Allowance, National Holiday Allowance, Transport Allowance would in effect result reduction of existing amounts. These aberrations are required to be rectified and the amount of allowances enhanced.

(c) With regard to Allowances for Running Staff like Kilometerage, ALK etc., there should be separate discussions between the Federations and Railway Board for revision and improvement as was done in the past. Attention is also invited to Para 8.11.19 and 8.11.20 of the 7th CPC report.

(d) The Pay Commission in its report vide Para 8.2.5 has stated that any allowance not mentioned (and hence not reported to the Commission) shall cease to exist immediately. The Pay Commission has further stated that in case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of existing allowance, which has not been deliberated upon by the Commission, it should be re-notified by the Ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of MoF. NFIR suggests that this Para of the report be rejected by the Government. Alternatively, the administrative ministries be empowered for continuance of any such allowance, duly apprising the necessity of continuation to the MoF.

Federation also requests the Railway Board to kindly place before the Committee (chaired by Finance Secretary) the valid points brought out by the Federation through this letter and also impress upon the committee to retain the allowances listed in the Annexure and their enhancement, considering the fact that the Railways’ working is unique, complex and not comparable with any other Ministry.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,

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

Annexure

List of Allowances needed to be continued in the Railways:-

1. Break Down Allowance

2. Family Planning Allowance (should be continued to motivate the Government employees to adopt small family norms. It should be enhanced suitably).

3. Flying Squad Allowance for Ticket Checking Cadre.

4. Funeral Allowance

5. Handicapped Allowance

6. Hutting Allowance

7. Night Patrolling Allowance – needs to be continued in view of the necessity of the Patrolling of Railway Tracks during Night Time).

8. Operation Theatre Allowance

9. Outturn Allowance

10. Overtime Allowance

11. Rent Free Accommodation

12. Training Stipend

13. PCO Allowance to staff working in Production Control Organization.

14. Special Allowance to SSEs working in Workshops and PUs.

15. Special Allowance for performing announcing duties.

16. Daily Officiating Allowance

17. Split Duty Allowance

18. Special Allowance to specified categories.

[Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Genl dated 30/04/2010).

19. Special Allowance for Central Ticket Squad of Railway Board.

(Railway Board’s letter No. 81/Ticket Checking/2/3 dated 12/05/1981 and letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-l/Genl-1 dated 13/12/2012).

20. Cycle Allowance (The recommendation of Ministry of Railways for discontinuance is unjustified).

21. Special Allowance to Train Superintendent etc

22. Deputation (Duty) Allowance

23. Conveyance Allowance

24. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road

25. Children Education Allowance – Though retained at lower rates – needs to be enhanced to atleast 3000 and 8000 per month respectively for Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy respectively with proviso that whenever D.A increases by 50%, the CEA shall be increased by 25%.

26. Fixed Medical Allowance may be increased to not less than Rs. 2000/- p.m.

27. Night Duty Allowance to be continued and rates revised.

28. Special Duty Allowance to be retained and rates revised.

29. Bad Climate Allowance to be retained and rates revised.

30. Tribal Area Allowance to be retained and rates revised.

31. Dress Allowance to be upwardly revised to not less than Rs. 10,000/-.

32. Washing Allowance may be granted from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 600/- p.m. to maintain the Uniform in nice condition.

33. Water Allowance for Track Maintainers.

Interest free advances to the Railway employees.

All interest free advances payable to Railway employees need to be retained in view of the fact that these are recovered from the salaries of employees.

Source : NFIR

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70 Per Cent Central Government Employees Watches YouTube

70% Central Government Employees Watches YouTube

New Delhi: YouTube is bigger than cable TV. Well, to be more precise, it’s bigger than any single cable network among the key demographic that includes 70 per cent central government employees said a central secretary.

The issue emerged at an e-office workshop organised for all ministries on Thursday where the rural development ministry, which is among the first to fully implement e-office, briefed how to accomplish the task of digitising all files and move to a paper-less office.

The Rural Development Ministry Joint Secretary Santosh Mathew, in his presentation, pointed out the issue.

“Sufficiency of bandwidth is an issue. It is said that 30 per cent of people in government work and 70 per cent watch videos on YouTube, choking the bandwidth. Please tell your officials that logs can be pulled out to detect who is watching how much YouTube … this e-office will not succeed if this is not checked,” Mathew was quoted as saying by The Economic Times.

 

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7th CPC Resolution for Defence Pay Matrix in respect of Brigadier, Lieutenant Colonel & Colonel

7th CPC Resolution for Defence Pay Matrix in respect of Brigadier, Lieutenant Colonel & Colonel

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 1st September, 2016

No. 1-2/2016-IC.— In partial modification of the Resolution of even number dated 25.07.2016 [click to view], para 3 of the said Resolution may be read as under:
“3. The Government has accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay without any material alteration with the following exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix, namely :-

(i) the Index of Rationalisation of Level 13A (Brigadier) in Defence Pay Matrix may be revised upward from 2.57 to 2.67;

(ii) additional three stages in Levels 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added appropriately in the Defence Pay Matrix.”

R. K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy.

Source: E-gazette.nic.in [Click to view/download]

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Bunching Increment Benefit Table based on 7th Pay Commission Gazetted notification

Bunching Increment Benefit Table based on 7th Pay Commission Gazetted notification

PB Bunching of stages Next vertical Cell
PB – I, 5200-20200 + GP 1800
5410 1800 7210 216.3 220 18529.7 19100
5630 1800 7430 222.9 230 19095.1 19100 19700
PB – I, 5200-20200 + GP 1900
7090 1900 8990 269.7 270 23104.3 23800
7360 1900 9260 277.8 280 23798.2 23800 24500
PB – I,5200-20200 + GP 2000
6990 2000 8990 269.7 270 23104.3 23800
7260 2000 9260 277.8 280 23798.2 23800 24500
PB – I,5200-20200 + GP2400
8770 2400 11170 335.1 340 28706.9 29600
9110 2400 11510 345.3 350 29580.7 29600 30500

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession)Rules 1988- Relaxation to Travelby Air to visit NER,J&K and A&N

No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment(A-IV) Desk
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North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 9 , 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and A&N.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated
26.09.2014 on the subject noted above and to say that relaxation. of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, to allow Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) is extended for a further period of two years w.e.f. 26th September, 2016 subject to the following conditions:

(a) Travel by air to continue to be performed by Air India in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.

(b) For journey by air to Jammu & Kashmir, travel by any airline is allowed, however, the journey should be undertaken in Economy class at a fare less than or equal to LTC-80 fare of Air India.

(c) The condition that air tickets can be purchased either directly from the airlines (booking counters/website) or through authorized agents only viz., `M/s Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd.’, `M/s Ashok Travels and Tours Ltd.’ and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009), shall necessarily apply.

(d) Efforts should be made by the Government servants to book the ait tickets at the cheapest fare possible. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

2. All other conditions prescribed in this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated
26.09.2014 shall continue to apply.

3. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts
Department, this order issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor Genial of India.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director(Establishment)

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The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 – Reserve Bank of India(RBI) requested to issue instructions to banks to allow payment of tax under the Scheme in cash and to allow deposit of cash over the counter.
The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward and declare their undisclosed income and assets. The Scheme has come into effect from 1.6.2016 and is open for declarations upto 30.9.2016.

In respect of the issue of deposit of cash declared under the Scheme, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) vide Circular No.29 of 2016 dated 18.8.2016 clarified that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been requested to issue instructions to banks to allow payment of tax under the Scheme in cash and to allow deposit of cash over the counter.

The RBI has vide its circular dated 08.09.2016 instructed the banks to invariably accept cash deposits from all the declarants under the Scheme and to accept cash deposits, irrespective of amount, over the counters, for making payment under the Scheme through challan ITNS-286.

The relevant circular of RBI is available on the departmental website www.incometaxindia.gov.in

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Government May Allow Employees To Raise NPS Fund In Stocks Soon

Government is expected to take a decision soon on a proposal to allow its employees to raise their contribution in stocks as well as choose fund managers under the New Pension System, regulator PFRDA said.

“As you know we have been talking with government to open up the choice of both the fund manager and investment pattern for the government subscribers, these discussions are still going on. The proposals are with the government and hopefully a decision will be taken up by them very shortly,” Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Chairman Hemant G Contractor said today.

Contractor said that government had expressed concerns that all employees would not be able to understand the investment pattern and may end up making wrong choices.

However, PFRDA recently conducted an online survey involving over 10,000 government employees–both central and state, and found that about 48 per cent of the people were pretty aware of financial things, he said.

Contractor said the findings of the survey were quite interesting as almost 48 per cent government employees were having an average financial literacy rate.

“The level of financial literacy was not as bad we thought as. Only about 24 per cent has low score. We passed it on to the government, so we hoping that with the results of the survey, the government will be able to take decisions faster,” he added.

Currently, pension funds under PFRDA are allowed to invest up to 15 per cent of the government employees’ corpus into stock market. While, for private sector employees it is up to 50 per cent.

Among others, PFRDA will also allow NPS subscribers to choose from commercial mortgage based securities or residential mortgaged based securities, units issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts, asset backed securities, units of Infrastructure Investment Trusts under the alternative investment funds (AIF).

As of September 6, 2016 PFRDA regulated NPS and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) together have 1.34 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of Rs 1.45 lakh crore.

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Implementation of 7th Pay Commission : FAQ on pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission : FAQ on pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

AN/XlV/14142/Seventh cpc/Vol-l

Dated: 08.09.2016

To,
A PCSDA/CSDA
PC of A (Fys) Kolkata / PlFA/IFAs
CFA(Fys) Kolkata /JCDA(AF) Nagpur

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Of late , this office is receiving queries regarding pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016.

2. To avoid reference to this HQrs resulting in delayed action on account of fixation of pay , clarification to frequently asked questions by various controllers is placed below in tabular form for perusal and taking necessary action.

Sl.No. Query raised Clarification w.r.t. CCS(RP) Rules, 2016
1. (i) Whether option to opt from

07/2016 (date of next increment) in cases where there is no promotion/upgradation between 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 as the same has not been provided under Tulip.

(i)As regards opting from the date of increment(07/2016), reference is invited to Rule 5 and Rule 11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 which stipulates that a government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure. This implies that in cases where there is no promotion/ between 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 option to opt from 07/2016 thereby forgoing the arrears from 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 in addition to opting from 01/01/2016. Further, a Government servant who continues to draw his pay in the existing pay structure is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later that 1st day of January 2016, his pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause (A) of sub rule (1) of rule 7’.
2. Tulip does not provide for contributing their entire arrear into GPF It is clarified that Seventh Pay Commission does not lay down any provision for contributing entire GPF or part thereof into GPF account. Para 7 of Min. of Finance OM dated 29.07.2016 is self explanatory on issue.
3. Option to opt from Date of next increment (07/2016) in respect of cases related to promotion/MACP is not provided under Tulip. As regards exercising option for seventh CPC from 07/2016 i.e on accrual of next increment in respect of cases who have been promoted/upgraded between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016 is concerned, Para 13 and Para 5 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 may be referred which clearly states that in respect of the above cases, a government servant may elect to switch over the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation implying that the option to switch over to the revised pay structure from 07/2016 is not available. Provision of para 15 of Min. of Finance Gazette notification dated 25.07.2016 may also be referred.
4 Methodology of pay fixation and DNl thereon in respect of Officers/staff who got promotion IMACP between

02.01.2016 to 01.07.2016.

Methodology of pay fixation in respect of cases which involve promotion from one level to another on or after 1st January 2016 has been illustratively described under Para 13 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016
5. Computation of DA on TPTA along with other allowances. Computation of DA on Transport Allowance has been clearly explained under Para 3 and Para 4 of MoF, Dept. of Exp OM No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016 reiterating that all allowances (except DA) will be continued to be paid at the existing rates in existing pay structure as if the pay had not been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 till further orders.
6. Whether the option to get his pay  fixed under 7th CPC on 1st January or 1st July depending upon the date of appointment promotion or grant of financial up gradation is equally applicable in respect of pre 01/01/2016 cases. The provisions of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 will apply to cases (promotion, appointment etc) pertaining to the period after 01/01/2016.

 

3. This is for information and appropriate action under Rule.

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

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Zone of consideration for inclusion in the Select List of Sr. Secretariat Assistants of CSCS for the Select List 2015 against seniority quota

Zone of consideration for inclusion in the Select List of Sr. Secretariat Assistants of CSCS for the Select List 2015 against seniority quota

Reminder-V

No.121412016-CS.II(8)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*****

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003
Dated: 9th September, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANUM

Subject: Zone of consideration for inclusion in the Select List of Sr. Secretariat Assistants of CSCS for the Select List -2015 against Seniority Quota-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated
17th June, 2016 vide which the zone for the Select List Year- 2015 in the grade of Senior Secretariat Assistant was issued. Directions were also issued to the all the cadre units to abolish all the vacant posts after conducting DPC for SL-2015(SQ) and leaving slots(1/3 of SQ) for UD Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination Quota for the year 2015 in the grade of SSA. Four reminders dated 5th July, 2016, 19th July, 2016, 29th July, 2016 and 12th August, 2016 have already been issued in this regard but only 11 cadre units have forwarded the full information till date. The status of pending information from the cadre units till date is annexed.
2. The cadre units are once again requested to send the requisite information latest by 16th September, 2016, positively to enable this Division to finalize SL-2015.
3. It may please be noted that SSC vide letter number 318/2015-P&P-11 dated 16th
August, 2016 (copy enclosed) has requested this Division to intimate the vacancies for LDCE-2015 latest by 22.08.2016. This Division could not intimate the same due to non submission of vacancies for SL-2015 by the concerned cadre units. SSC will not be able to publish the result for the examination unless vacancies are reported by DOPT, which can be done only on receiving vacancies from all the cadre units. This may be treated as final reminder falling which the concerned officials will be called in DOPT for a meeting to furnish the reason of delay and the matter will be brought to the notice of higher authorities.

(RajeSh Sarswat)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
DS/DIR(Admin) in Participating cadre units of CSCS

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7th Pay Commission – Pay Panel Notification for Armed Forces Signed

7th Pay Commission – Pay Panel Notification for Armed Forces Signed – Sources said the approval for implementing the new pay scales was received from the Ministry of Finance two days ago.

The much awaited notification for implementing recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for members of the armed forces was signed by the competent authority in the Ministry of Defence on September 6th, thereby paving the way for the uniformed fraternity to get enhanced salaries.

Sources said the approval for implementing the new pay scales was received from the Ministry of Finance two days ago. The notification signed today is only effective for serving personnel and does not include ex-servicemen, sources added.

It is now expected that defence personnel will start getting revised salaries from the next month once the new special army instructions and equivalent orders by the Air Force and the Navy are issued.

The notification does not reflect any changes from the recommendations of the 7th pay pay panel, except for the deletion of a sentence concerned with the parity of the armed forces with the Central armed police forces. A number of anomalies have been projected by the three services and these would be addressed at a separate forum.

The notification for implementing new pay scales according the 7th pay commission recommendations for civilian central government employees was issued in July.

Source: Tribune India

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PBOR of Armed Forces – Govt Decisions on 7th CPC Recommendations

PBOR of Armed Forces – Govt Decisions on 7th CPC Recommendations

STATEMENT SHOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE VII CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RELATED TO PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK (PBOR) OF THE ARMED FORCES AND GOVERNMENT DECISION THEREON (FIGURES REFERRED IN PARENTHESIS PERTAINS TO CHAPTER AND PARAGRAPH OF THE PAY COMMISSION REPORT)

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No

Recommendations

of the VII CPC

Decision

of the Government

1. Fitment Factor: The Seventh CPC has recommended fitment in the pay band in the following manner: ‘The fitment in the new matrix is essentially a multiple factor of 2.57. This multiple is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the Commission and the existing minimum pay. The fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 to account for DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay as on 01.01.2016. The actual raise/fitment being recommended by the Commission is 14.29 percent. An identical fitment of 2.57 has also been applied to the existing rates of Military Service Pay (MSP), applicable to Defence forces personnel only.’ (Para 5.2.7) Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrix and general recommendations on pay recommended by the Commission in as much as it impacts PBORs accepted without any material alteration.
2. Rate of increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent. ( Para 5.1.38) There would be two dates for grant of increment viz. 1 st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July. However, an employee will be able to avail annual increment only on one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.
3. Military Service Pay for PBORs: The Defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The Commission recommends an MSP for Defence forces personnel at Rs 5,200 for JCO/ORs. MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in thecomputation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment. (Para No. 5.2.22) Rate of Military Service Pay (MSP) is accepted. However, MSP will be counted only for Dearness Allowance (DA) and Pension.
4. Group ‘X’ Pay: TheCommission recommends: a) X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at Rs 6,200 per month: For all X trades which involve obtaining a qualification which is equivalent of a diploma recognised by AICTE. This amount is the difference in the minimum of the Pay level 6 (corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs 4200 in VI CPC), and Pay level 5 (corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs. 2800 in VI CPC). (Para 6.2.88) b) X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at Rs 3,600 per month: (standard fitment of 2.57 on the existing X pay of Rs 1,400) for those currently in X pay, but not having a technical qualification recognised by AICTE. (Para 6.2.88) Accepted.
5. Pay Scales of Honorary Commissioned Officers:
The Commission, taking note of the existing framework of Honorary Commission recommends that the Junior Commissioned Officers on their promotion as Honorary Lieutenant or Honorary Captain shall be placed in the

pay level 10 and pay level 10 Brespectively. They will, in addition be paid Military Service Pay of Rs 15,500 per month onpar with that payable to all the Commissioned officers. (Para 6.2.92)

Accepted.
6. Grant of Financial Upgradation under MACP to the DSC Personnel:
Since Defence Security Corps personnel are personnel under the Army, they would also be permitted the benefit of MACP. However this benefit should be limited to a total of three upgrades in the entire service career, both during regular employment and in the course of reemployment as defence service corps personnel. As they are defence forces personnel the benefit of MACP would be extended to them after a period of eight years from their date of re-employment, in case they do not get a promotion.(Para 6.2.98)
Accepted.
7. Pay Structure of Non Combatant (Enrolled):
The Commission recommends MSP for Non Combatants (Enrolled) at the rate of 70 percent of combatants. Accordingly, the Commission recommends an enhancement of MSP for NonCombatant (Enrolled) in the Air Force from the existing rate of Rs 1,000 per month to Rs. 3,600 per month. (Para 6.2.100 & 6.2.101)
Accepted.

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Facility to travel by any airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir on LTC

To boost the tourism in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, the Government has decided to extend the facility to travel by any airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir on LTC, under Special Dispensation Scheme for Central Government employees, for a period of two years beyond 25.09.2016.

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Clarification on Stagnation Increment in 7th CPC – Finmin on 7.10.2016

Revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in pre-revised structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

No.1-6/2016-IC

Government of India

Department of Expenditure

Implementation Cell

Room No.214, The Ashok, New Delhi

Dated the 7th September,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in pre-revised structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon notification of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, representations have been received regarding provision of additional increments in the revised pay structure on 01.01.2016 in case of employees who had been stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in the pre-revised pay structure.

2. The matter was examined in this Department and it has been decided that in case of persons who had been drawing maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale, as the case may be, for more than two years as on 01.01.2016, one increment in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be granted on 01.01.2016 for every two completed years of stagnation at the maximum of the said Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale. Grant of additional increment (s) shall be subject to condition that the pay arrived at after grant of such increment does not exceed the maximum of the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix. Illustrations:

Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale PB-4 (37400 – 67000), GP 10000 HAG (67000 – 79000)
Maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale 77000 79000
Date on which pay fixed at maximum of the applicable pay

band and Grade pay or scale

01.07.2014 01.07.2013
Revised pay in the applicable level in the new pay matrix 199600 205100
No.of years completed at maximum of the applicable Pay

Band and Grade Pay or scale as on 01.01.2016

1 Year and 6 Months 2 Years and 6 Months
No. of increment(s) to be granted on 01.01.2016 Nil 01
Revised Pay after grant of increment on 01.01.2016 199600 211300

3. After fixation of pay on 01.01.2016 as indicated above, the date of increment shall be regulated as per the provisions of Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

(R.K.Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

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