Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 2087
ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR

2087 Shri Rajeev Shukla

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether there is any proposal to introduce any mechanism to review the performance outcome of Government officials and to change the criteria for benchmarking of Annual Confidential Report (ACR); and

(b) if so, the details thereof and whether this would be implemented along with implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): The Government of India has accepted the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme and withholding of annual increments as under:-

(i) Benchmarking for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.

(ii) Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees, who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular Promotion within the first 20 years of service.

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Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government

No. 18016/1/2016-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 11th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 20th April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that it has been decided by the competent authority to extend the package of concessions/incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period of two years w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The package for two years is as per Annexure.

2. The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries / Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the package. The concerned Ministry / Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all Court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries / Departments concerned.

(Mukul Ratra)
Director

ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE to DOPT’ s  O.M. No.18016/1/2016-Estt.(L) dated the 11th August, 2016

DETAILS OF PACKAGE OF CONCESSIONS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN KASHMIR VALLEY IN ATTACHED/SUBORDINATE OFFICES OR PSUs FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

[Kashmir Valley comprises of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora]

I. ADDITIONAL H.R.A. AND OTHER CONCESSIONS :

(A) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley:

(i) These employees have an option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India at Government expense. T.A. for the families allowed as admissible in permanent transfer inclusive of transportation of personal effects, lump-sum payment for packing etc.

(ii) Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for employees.

(iii) HRA as for Class ‘Y’ city applicable for employees exercising option at (i). Such employees will be eligible for drawing the normal HRA as well at their place of posting provided Departmental arrangement is not made for his/her stay.

(iv) The period of temporary duty extended to six months. For period of temporary duty daily allowance at full rate is admissible, apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation.

(B) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence :

A per diem allowance of Rs.50/- is paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc.

II. MESSING FACILITIES:

Messing allowance is paid to all the employees posted in J&K @ Rs. 85.96/- per day.

III. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION TO PENSIONERS OF KASHMIR VALLEY:

Pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or PAO treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, would be given pensions outside the Valley where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

NOTE : 1. The package of concession/facilities shall be admissible in Kashmir Valley comprising of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

2. The package of concessions/facilities shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual laborers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of Para 5(i) of the Causal Laborers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India, 1993.

3. The benefit of additional HRA admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted to Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances.

4. The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem Allowance shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.

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Cabinet approves introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes as part of superannuation benefits for Employees of Food Corporation of India

Cabinet approves introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes as part of superannuation benefits for Employees of Food Corporation of India

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of Pension and Post-Retirement Medical Schemes as part of superannuation benefits for Employees of Food Corporation of India (FCI) as per guidelines of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).

The annual financial implication for both schemes combined would be around Rs. 134.4 crore at present level of salaries of the employees.

Salient Features of New Pension Scheme for Employees of FCI

1. Coverage – All employees. (Category I, II, III and IV) of the Corporation on the payroll as on 1.12.2008 or appointed thereafter are covered under the scheme.
2. Eligibility – Minimum service period of 15 years before superannuation except in case of death.
3. Effective date of implementation – 01.12.2008. (as per effective date of wage revised allowances.
4. Employer’s Contribution – 10% of Basic pay and DA per month in respect of all existing employees as on 01.12.2008 or appointed thereafter.
5. Employees’ Mandatory Contribution – 2% of basic pay + DA per month. Employees’ Voluntary Contribution – upto 25% of basic pay + DA per month
6. Benefits – Pension (Annuity) on superannuation and Death Cover.

 

Salient Features of New Post-Retirement Medical Scheme for employees of FCI

1. Applicability – All employees Category I, II, III & IV employees of the Corporation including retired employees who are members of the current employee funded Medical Health Scheme for Retirees.
2. Eligibility – Minimum service period of 15 years before superannuation except in case of death.
3. Employer contribution – 3.83% of Basic + DA w.e.f. 01.04.2016.
4. Employee Contribution – Last drawn Basic pay and DA at the time of retirement / death during service (for spouse), subject to minimum of Rs.10,000.
5. Coverage – The Scheme would cover the medical expenses of retired member, his/her spouse and dependent disabled child at any hospital in India subject to the overall annual ceiling.

Background:

FCI was established in 1965 under the Food Corporations Act, 1964 for the purpose of procurement, storage, distribution and sale of foodgrains and other foodstuffs. Over the years it has played a pivotal role in achieving the objective of food security for the country. Given its strategic importance, size of operations and other parameters, FCI has been recognised as Schedule ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

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President, Vice-President, Governors may get a salary hike before CG Employees

President, Vice-President, Governors may get a salary hike before CG Employees.

Salary hike – With the 7th Pay Commission recommendations creating an anomalous situation in which the salary of the President is Rs 1 lakh less than that of the country’s top-most bureaucrat, the Home Ministry has got down to drafting a proposal for raising the emoluments of the President, Vice President and governors.

The proposal will be forwarded to the Union Cabinet for its approval soon.

At present, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the Vice-President Rs 1.25 lakh and Governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh. After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s awards, the Cabinet Secretary, who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a Secretary in the Union government draws Rs 2.25 lakh per month.

Official sources said the Home Ministry’s proposal for the salary hike is expected to be submitted for the Union Cabinet’s approval next week. After the Cabinet gives its nod, Bills to this effect will be tabled in Parliament for passage. Salaries of the President, Vice-President and Governors were last hiked in 2008 when the Parliament had approved a three-fold increase.

In addition, proposals are also expected to be moved for raising the pensions of former Presidents, spouses of deceased Presidents, former Vice-Presidents, spouses of deceased Vice-President and former Governors.

Source: IE

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Central Government Employees need not file asset details of Spouse and Children – Cabinet gives the nod

CG Employees need not file asset details of Spouse and Children – The approved amendments will address concerns and apprehensions expressed by different categories of public servants.

The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to a proposal to amend the Lokpal Act on Wednesday to exempt central government employees and NGOs executives from filing asset detials of their spouses and children. Parliament had on July 28 passed a bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its ex-post facto approval for amendments to section 44 and consequential amendments to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 by introducing the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament, a release issued by the government said.

“The approved amendments will address concerns and apprehensions expressed by different categories of public servants and addresses the difficulties being faced in implementing the provision of section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. The amendments are in line with one of the recommendations of the standing committee,” it said.

As per old Lokpal rules, every public servant will file asset details, information and annual returns pertaining to his assets and liabilities, along with those of spouse and dependent children, as on March 31 every year on or before July 31 of that year. This was changed through the amendment bill to exempt spouse and children of public servants.

The declarations under the Lokpal law are in addition to those filed by the employees under various service rules. The last date for filing such declarations has been extended till December 31, 2016.

NGO’s grudge, this is the sixth time that the government has extended the date for about 50 lakh government employees to file the details of assets and liabilities whereas for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and their executives, this is the first such extension.

Source: DNA

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Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) in 7th CPC

Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) in 7th CPC

In the case of medical officers in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) is admissible, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner :

(i) the existing basic pay shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at shall be added to by an amount equivalent to Dearness Allowance on the pre-revised Non-Practicing Allowance admissible as on 1st day of January, 2006. The figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The pay so fixed under sub-clause (i) shall be added by the pre-revised Non Practising Allowance admissible on the existing basic pay until further decision on the revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance.

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7th CPC Allowances Committee meeting held on 4th August 2016

7th CPC Allowances Committee meeting held on 4th August 2016

“This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.”

The below statement was submitted as reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely on 9.8.2016.

“The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The resolution on Government decisions has been issued on 25.07.2016. The matters relating to pay and pension, as decided by the Government, have been implemented with effect from 01.01.2016.

In view of the significant departure from the existing provisions recommended by the 7th CPC and a number of representations received from Employee Associations and other stakeholders in this regard, the Government has decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members for examination before taking a final decision.

The Committee has been asked to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.”

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Government to set up 2 Committees to hire retired Central Government Employees

Government to set up 2 Committees to hire retired Central Government Employees

NEW DELHI – Two committees will soon be set up by the government for hiring of retired CG employees as consultants in various Ministries and departments, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister for Personnel and PMO Jitendra Singh said bureaucrats and polity were two essential pillars of democracy and bureaucrats and civil servants were tools of governments.

“We can’t achieve good governance with bad tools. Therefore, it sometimes become necessary to appoint retired bureaucrats. We are now planning to set up a committee with representatives of concerned Ministries or Departments as well as Department of Personnel which will select such candidates.

“If the appointment would be for more than two years and the salary would be more than Rs 50,000, another committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, would consider any such proposal of appointment of retired bureaucrats,” he said during Question Hour.

The Minister said while appointing retired bureaucrats as consultants, the government’s efforts were always objective rather than subjective.

“As the consultants and advisors are not to be engaged against regular posts, it is not likely to affect the morale of serving officials or employment opportunities for the youth. Moreover they bring expertise with them which only improves overall efficiency of the government,” he said.

Singh said as per the extant rules, the Ministries and Departments may hire external professionals, consultancy firms or consultants for a specific job, not against regular post. Some retired senior civil servants having expertise and eminence are also appointed as advisors with a view to achieve certain specified public policy objectives.

The Minister said the government is also framing guidelines for appointment of retired CG employees as consultants.

Source: ET

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New Systems of Recruitment in Railways

New Systems of Recruitment in Railways

To reduce the time gap to fill up the vacancies in Railways, systems of ‘Online Applications’ and ‘Computer Based Tests’ (CBTs) in recruitment for Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts, have been introduced through a series of pilot projects. Under this system, examination for 54 categories of Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) and Junior Engineers (JEs) have been conducted successfully in 2015. Based on the success of Computer Based Tests for SSEs and JEs, CBTs have also been conducted in three more subsequent examinations i.e. Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Under-Graduate Level, NTPC Graduate Level posts and another SRD for PWDs for erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts.

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 10.08.2016 (Wednesday).

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Amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

Increase Maternity Benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks

Amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 by introducing the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament.

The maternity benefit Act 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a ‘maternity benefit’ – i.e. full paid absence from work – to take care for her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments will help 1.8 million (approx.) women workforce in organised sector.

The amendments to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 are as follows:

• Increase Maternity Benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children and 12 weeks for more than two children.

• 12 weeks Maternity Benefit to a ‘Commissioning mother’ and ‘Adopting mother’.

• Facilitate’Work from home’. • Mandatory provision of Creche in respect of establishment having 50 or more employees.

Justification:

• Maternal care to the Child during early childhood – crucial for growth and development of the child.

• The 44th, 45th and 46th Indian Labour Conference recommended enhancement of Maternity Benefits to 24 weeks.

• Ministry of Women & Child Development proposed to enhance Maternity Benefit to 8 months.

• In Tripartite consultations, all stake holders, in general supported the amendment proposal.

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7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales- amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales- amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

No. AB.14017/13/2016-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi
Dated: 9th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales- amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

The recommendations of 7th CPC have been considered by the Government and the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 have been issued by Department of Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016. Consequently, in place of the Pay Band and Grade Pay, the revised pay structure comprising the “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX has come into effect. In the light of this, it has now been decided that the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules shall be amended by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay by the new pay structure i.e. “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX” straightaway without making a reference to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T)/Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The heading of column No.4 of the Schedule in RRs may be modified to “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX”. Similarly, in column 11 of Recruitment Rules, for promotion the corresponding “Pay Band and Grade Pay” needs to be replaced with corresponding “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX”. In cases where deputation is also one of the methods of recruitment, the field of selection for deputation which includes various grades should also reflect the corresponding “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX”.

2. The above amendments may be carried out by 30th September, 2016.

sd/-
(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-1)

Source: DOPT ORDER

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Medical Facilities for Government Employees

Medical Facilities for  Government Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2566

TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH AUGUST, 2016

MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

2566. SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state the details of medical facilities being provided to Central Government employees?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(i) Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates of Government of India are covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) in the cities where CGHS is in operation.

Facilities available to Central Government employees under CGHS are as under :

1. OPD treatment and medicines from CGHS Wellness Centres

2. Specialist Consultation at Govt. Hospitals

3. Hospitalization at Govt. and CGHS empanelled hospitals

4. Investigations at Govt. and empanelled Diagnostic centres.

5. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine (AYUSH).

6. In case of emergency, CGHS beneficiaries can go to any hospital, empanelled or non-empanelled and avail medical treatment.

7. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment in Private unrecognized hospitals in case of emergency.

8. The beneficiary can go to any CGHS Wellness Centre in the country.

9. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of medical equipments such as hearing aid, hip/knee joint implants, artificial limbs, pace makers, ICD/Combo device, Neuro implants etc., as per the CGHS ceiling rates and guidelines.

(ii) Central Government employees who are not covered under CGHS are provided medical facilities under Central Service (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. They can avail treatment from Central Government / State Govt. Hospitals and hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS/CS (MA) as well as the hospitals fully funded by either Central Govt. or the State Govt. with the approval of the Head of the Department on the basis of medical prescription issued by the concerned Authorized Medical Attendant.

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7th Central Pay Commission : Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – CGDA

7th Central Pay Commission : CGDA – Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Instructions

IMPORTANT/IMMEDIATE CIRCULAR

CGDA

UIan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

AN/XlV/14162/Seventh cpc/Vol-l

Dated : 05.08.2016

To,
All PCsDA/CsDA/PlFA/lFAs/PCA(Fys) Kolkata IJCDA(AF) Nagpur
CDA(ITSDC) Secunderabad

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Instructions regarding.

A copy of Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell, 7th CPC) Office Memorandum bearing No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) notification No.512 dated 25.07.2016 , Ministry of Finance (Dept of Expenditure ) Resolution dated 25.07.2016 may please be downloaded from the CGDA website inter alia the instructions laid down as under so far as regulation of pay of DAD employees as per 7th CPC is concerned.

2. The salient features of the notification are as under

(i) Minimum pay in government with effect from 01.01.2016 at Rs.18000/-per month

(ii) Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure

The manner of initial fixation of pay has been indicated in Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016. The fixation of pay of the employee in the new pay Matrix will be determined by multiplying the existing pay (pay in pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 on 1St day of January, 2016,7he existing pay (pay in pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31St day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. The pay Matrix comprising two dimensions having horizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1,2,3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression” has been laid down at Schedule read with Rule 3(vi) and 7(2) of CCS(RP) Rules 2016. Illustration for pay fixation has been given under Rule 7 of RPR 2016.

If a cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that level shall be the revised pay of the employee. The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. All PCsDA/CsDA may circulate copies of RPR 2016 to all sections in Main Office and sub offices and obtain a certificate from them that all the staff members have noted its contents.

(b) In case , a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or up gradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

(c) The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one level to another in the revised pay structure on or after 01.01.2016 will be regulated as under:

One increment shall be given in the level from which an employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the level Of the post to which he is promoted and where no such cell is available in the level to which he is promoted, he will be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.

(d) The option to retain the existing pay structure under the‘provisions to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of existing pay band and Grade pay or scale.

(e) The aforesaid option is not applicable to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after 1st day of January 2016.

(f) Where the Government servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with ‘his existing emoluments exceed the revised , the difference/excess arrived at shall be allowed to such Government servants as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

(g) MACP will continue to be administered at 10,20 and 30 years as before and granted in hierarchy horizontally in new pay Matrix i.e the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of organized Group ‘A’ Services.

(h) Pay of employees whose pay have been fixed conditionally based on direction of Hon’ble Court order and the same is still sub-judice before Hon;ble Court may be fixed under CCS(RP)2016 conditionally/provisionally subject to outcome/finalization of appeals filed before respective courts.

(iii) Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January 2016

Pay of direct recruits appointed on or after 1St day of January 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first cell in the level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed.

Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January 2016 and before the notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the ,post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments of pay.

(iv) Increments in Pay Matrix

The Increments in Pay Matrix will move vertically down the same cells applicable in the Pay Matrix. Illustration to regulate the same has been laid down under Rule 9 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016.

(v) Date of increment in the revised gay structure

There will be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1St January and 1st July every year , instead of existing uniform date of 1st July:

Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1St July depending on the date of appointment , promotion or grant of financial upgradation.

(b) The increment in respect of an employee appointed /promoted/financial upgradation including Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme during the period between 2nd January and 1st July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1St January and those appointed promoted/financial upgradation including Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme between 2nd July and 1St January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1St July. Illustrations to regulate the same has been provided under Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016.

(c) Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to”Very Good”.

Annual increments will be withheld in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(vi) Rate of allowances

The revised rates and the date of effect of all allowances (other than Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under CCS(RP) Rules 2016 issued on 25.07.2016.

The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance shall undergo change in the revised RPR 2016 and will be linked to average index as on 01.01.2016 and notified by government at a later stage.

(vii) Regulation of Interest free advances

The existing system of interest free advances for medical treatment , Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and LTC shall continue as hitherto. The recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission relating to interest bearing advances (refer Para 9.15 of report) has also has been accepted by the Government.

(viii) Payment of Dearness Allowance

The revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01.2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. The Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016.

The rate and date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

(ix) Deduction of CGEGIS

The existing rate of monthly contributions under Central Government Employees Group insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders.

(x) Mode of payment of arrears of pay

The arrears accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS(RP) Rules 2016 w.e.f. 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment alongwith the payment of salary for the month of August 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable , in view of the revised pay. The paying authority shall ensure that the action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

With a view to expedite authorization and disbursement of arrears, arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. However, the facility has not been dispensed with in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl of arrear claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

The requirement of pre~check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore , paying authority, should, make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose , an undertaking may also be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof. A specimen form of the undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-III.

In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma has been annexed for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed as per CCS(RP) 2016 to be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the service book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [ Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post check.

(xi) Deduction of Income Tax

In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax due may also be deducted and credited to the Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

(xiii) Hindi Version will follow.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Source : cgda.nic.in

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Air ticket at lowest price

Air ticket at lowest price

In view of reported irregularities and misuse of LTC, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), vide O.M. No. 31011/3/2013-Estt.(A-IV) dated 12.07.2016, has issued draft guidelines to be followed while booking the air tickets for stakeholders consultation. The guidelines will be finalized after considering all the inputs received from the stakeholders.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. C. Gopalakrishnan in the Lok Sabha today.

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Schemes for Retired Employees

Schemes for Retired Employees

The pension of Central Civil Government servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003 is governed by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 or the corresponding Pension Rules of other Services/Departments such as All India Services and Railways.

The Central Civil Government Servants appointed on or after 01.01.2004 are governed by the Defined Contribution-based Pension Scheme under the National Pension System.

The personnel belonging to the Defence Services continue to be eligible for pension under Defined Benefit Pension Rules applicable to defence personnel.

There is no proposal to introduce any new pension scheme for retired Central Government employees.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Smt. Rekha Verma in the Lok Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on central government employee allowances

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on central government employee allowances

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Arun Jaitley says cabinet to decide on suggestions of a committee set up to look into allowances for allowances under 7th Pay Commission

New Delhi: The Union cabinet will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee, which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.

Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances for central government employees, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by the finance secretary as chairman, and secretaries of home affairs, defence, health and family welfare among others as its members.

The committee, which was constituted on 22 July, has been asked to submit its report within four months. Its first meeting took place on 4 August. “As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed. As the measures are radical in nature, even the employees’ unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore a special committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the cabinet,” Jaitley said.

The matters relating to pay and pension as decided by the government have been implemented with effect from 1 January this year.

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Pre-2016 retirees to get enhanced pension, arrears by Aug-end

Pre-2016 retirees to get enhanced pension, arrears by Aug-end

 

New Delhi: All pre-2016 retirees will get the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations like hike in pension and arrears by this month end, the government has said.

For existing pensioners, who have retired till 31 December 2015, the revised pension or family pension with effect from this year shall be determined by multiplying the pension or family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations, by 2.57, it said, adding that, the amount of revised pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

 

The Seventh CPC’s recommendations will be implemented from 1 January 2016.

 

The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions has issued an order regarding increase in pension and grant of arrears to pre-2006 retirees.

 

“It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible,” the ministry said.

 

To achieve this objective it is desired that all pension disbursing authorities should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners is paid or credited to their account by 31 August 2016 or before positively, it said.

 

Further, public sector banks handling disbursement of pension to the central government pensioners are hereby authorised to pay pension or family pension to existing pensioners at the revised rates “without any further authorisation from the concerned Accounts Officers or Head of Office etc”, the order said. There are about 58 lakh central government pensioners.

 

Source: economictimes

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Centre decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future

Centre decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

 

A Question was raised by Shri Rajkumar Dhoot in Rajya Sabha regarding abolishment of Clerical Posts in Government establishments. In a Reply to this Question No.2086, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions DR. JITENDRA SINGH has stated the following..

 

“The Government of India has not abolished all Clerical Posts in all Government establishments. SSC has made recruitment for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in respect of vacancies reported by various Ministries/Departments/Sub-ordinate offices of Government of India.

 

However, the First Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Service was taken up in the year 2001. The Government had accepted recommendations of the committee in the year 2003 that Direct Recruitment LDC in Central Secretariat Clerical Services (CSCS) cadre may be stopped with immediate effect and all posts of LDC in CSCS presently filled through Direct Recruitment mode be abolished as and when these fall vacant. It was also decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future”

 

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Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP in 7th CPC – Option Calculation with illustrations

Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP in 7th CPC – Option Calculation with illustrations

7th CPC Promotion Option Calculation

All the central government employees are in busy with calculating which Option is beneficial to them in order to get full benefit from 7th CPC Revised pay .

 

Actually there is no dilemma for CG employees those who didn’t get any Promotion/MACP from 1st January to 1st July 2016. There are some cases in this category that choosing Option to revise Pay from Date of Next Increment gives more benefit than opting 1.1.2016 to revise 7th CPC Pay .

The government servants those who got Promotion / MACP in the Period from 2nd January to 1st July are finding it difficult to decide which Option is correct and More beneficial to them. No body in the administrative Department ready to guide the right way to the Government servants since there is no clarity in 7th CPC in respect of Revising/Fixing pay on Promotion Date. But It was clearly illustrated in Sixth CPC.

 

Let us workout the Pay Fixation in different Options to revise pay in 7th CPC to understand which Option is Beneficial in Longer run.

 

Let us take an example,

Assume a government servant has been promoted to Next Grade to 2800 on any date between 2nd January 2016 to 1st July 2016. Let us take 1st march 2016 was his date of Promotion.

His existing pay as on 1.1.2016 = Band Pay of 9100 + Grade pay of 2400 = 11500

If He Choose Option -I to revise his Pay from 1.1.2016

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b) Fixation for Option to revise Pay on Promotion Date need to be Clarified by Government

Since there is no Grade pay involved in 7th CPC, Adding Grade Pay difference on Promotion date is not applicable in 7th Pay Commission for this category.

 

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Which Option is More beneficial ..?

From the above calculation, it shows that Selecting Option -II to revise Pay with effect from Date of Next Increment i.e 1st July 2016 is more beneficial than Option-I.

 

It may differ to individual to individual based on Grade Pay and no of increments earned in that Particular Grade.

The Impact of Selecting Option -II in the above case

a. Pay revision come into force with effect from 1st July 2016,

b. You have to travel in Sixth CPC Pay up to 30th June 2016

c. So There will be no arrears for the Period from January 2016 to June 2016

 Source: http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/

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7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on allowances, says FM Jaitley

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on allowances, says FM Jaitley

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare among others as its members.

The committee, which was constituted on July 22, has been asked to submit its report within four months. Its first meeting took place on August 4.

“As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed. As the measures are radical in nature, even the employees’ unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore a special committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the Cabinet,” Jaitley said.

The matters relating to pay and pension as decided by the government have been implemented with effect from January one this year.

Replying to a related question, Jaitley said it was the responsibility of the state governments to pay the salaries of their employees from their internal resources.

“So they will have to manage it from their own resources,” he said.

Digvijaya Singh (Congress) said the banking industry was in a crisis and lakhs and crores of rupes have gone into NPAs, willfull defaulters’ list and restructured loans.

So in this changed scenario, was the government planning to amend the section 45(E) of RBI Act 1934 which prohibits disclosing credit information, he asked.

“Transparency is a very popular word and it is being accepted all over the world. With transparency and with the coming of RTI Act, even then in some matters it is balanced with commercial confidentiality..There are some laws which are there since long time like the Income Tax..

“Therefore, the government will have to work under the framework of these laws. Currently, the government has no proposal to change this provision,” Jaitley said.

As per 45(E) of RBI Act 1934, RBI is prohibited from disclosing credit information except under certain conditions.

Jaitley said the RBI gives detailed guidelines to banks on how to deal with the non-performing assets, stressed assets and how restructuring could be done.

To a question from KTS Tulsi, Jaitley said “trading and industrial advances” amount for larger NPAs in the country.

“As far as different sectors are concerned, there has been an experience that in case of smaller loans the level of NPAs have been much lesser. For example in the macro financing etc, the recoveries are to the extent of 99 per cent and therefore NPAs are much lesser. The higher NPAs are really in relation to much larger trading and industrial advances,” he said.

As of March 31, the gross NPAs of public sector banks stood at Rs 4.76 lakh crore, Jaitley said.

On hearing this, Tulsi said “that’s why farmers are killing themselves.”

Jaitley said the “farmers were killing themselves because the prices are not remunerative, the cost of cultivation has gone up and they are not able to pay off debts. This is the principle reason why the farm sector was in distress”.

Replying to a separate question, Jaitley said RBI had ordered an asset quality review of entire banking system which has been done on basis of which NPAs are now openly stated.

“And that is why in each quarterly asessment a provision is being made by classifying the NPAs as NPAs which was otherwise not being done. Therefore the accounts and balancesheets are now being cleaned up under the asset quality review which is being undertaken,” he said.

Source : zeenews

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