7th Pay Commission likely to recommend Jan 1, July 1 as Annual Increment issuing days
“On July 1 of each year, annual increments are given for all the Central Government employees. So, tomorrow is the “Increment Day” for all.”
The 6th Pay Commission had introduced the practice of granting annual increment for all on the same day. Until then, increments were implemented for the employees based either on their date of joining or on their promotion dates.
In order to reduce the monthly work burden and for administrative expediency, suggestions from the various departments were presented to the 6th Pay Commission to recommend a single day as increment date. The 6th Pay Commission had recommend 1st July of earch year as increment day. From 01.01.2006 onwards, July 1 was made the day of implementation of annual increments to all CG staff.
Employees who are appointed after January 1st are not eligible for that year’s annual increment on July 1. They qualify for annual increment only the next year. And those who retire on 30th June, they are not eligible for annual increment.
The new increment rule continues to make a huge impact, when employees are joining duty and retire from duty, due to complex CCS (RP) rules on increment. Pointing out the practical difficulties in implementing this scheme, the National Council JCM suggested to the 7th Pay Commission may recommend that two specific dates, Viz January 1st and July 1st.
According to the NC JCM Staff Side suggestion, those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st January and 30th June will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st July next year.
It was also suggested to recommend that those who retire on June 30 and December 31 should be given one increment on the last day of their service.
Reliable sources confirm that, instead of granting 1st July, the 7th Pay Commission may recommend to implement a 2 Day annual increment method.
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Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated June 29th, 2015
Subject: Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave.
Undersigned is directed to say that a need for further streamlining the procedure for grant of permission for going abroad on private visit has been felt. A draft of instructions and the formats for grant of permission are attached. Comments/ views, if any, in this regard may be sent to the e-mail address email@example.com latest by 10th July, 2015.
(M. P. Rama Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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‘Expected DA July 2015’ to be finalized – May 2015 AICPIN to be announced today
‘DA from July 2015’ will most likely be finalized today; DA calculation stands at nearly 6%, as of now.
The price of petrol and diesel is one of the most important factors that influence the prices of general commodities. Petrol and diesel prices had increased by 10 to 15% in the month of May. Experts believe that it will have a huge impact on the prices of essential commodities too.
The Labour Bureau calculates the AICPIN points based on the prices of essential commodities at 78 select towns and cities from all over the country. The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) is an important statistical/economic indicator. It was first introduced on scientific lines with base 1960=100 which was based on the results of Family Living Survey conducted in 1958-59 at 50 industrially important centres. The series was then, updated on base 1982=100 and a revision in 1999-2000 has further updated the base on 2001=100.
The CPI (IW) Base Year 2001=100 index points for the month of May will be announced today. Based on today’s announcement, one can calculate, the Dearness Allowance that will be given from July onwards.
Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report
As per news media reports quoting the statistics released by World Economic Forum, Employees Strength of Indian Railways and Indian Army are among top 10 employers in the world. While Railways has employed as many as 1.4 Million (14 lakh) employees and positioned in Rank 8 biggest Employer in the world, Indian Army is at Rank 9 among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World with Army Personnel strength of 1.3 Million (13 lakh).
Interestingly, the combined strength of Central Government Employees in India (including Railway Employees) is around 30.50 lakh as per statistics presented in Parliament in 2014.
Click here to check the report on Total Stength of Central Government Employees in India presented in Parliament
Even after excluding Railway Employee strength in the figure released by Govt in 2014, total number of central government employees including defence civilian employees is to the extent of 16.80 lakh (1.6 Million). But combined employee strength of all Ministries of Central Government has not been taken in to account in the survey by World Economic Forum.
Click here to get Central Government Employees census as on March 2011 and released in April 2014 by Ministry of Labour and Employment
Ministry wise Central Government Employees Strength (as per Census 2011)
Number of regular
|% age to the total
|Communications & IT
According to a research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense is the world’s biggest employer which claims over 3.2 million employees on its roster.
Second is People’s Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million, and in third is the US supermarket giant Walmart with 2.1 million workers, the report said, adding that “…175,000 of Walmart’s staff work for UK supermarket chain, Asda”.
McDonald’s is the 4th biggest employer with 1.9 million employees, however, as the majority of its restaurants are franchises, this figure falls to 4,20,000 when they are excluded, the report said.
UK’s National Health Service was ranked at the 5th place, with 1.7 million employees, followed by state-run China National Petroleum Corporation with 1.6 million.
Another Chinese company, the State Grid Corporation of China was ranked 7th with 1.5 million.
Hon Hai Precision Factory (better known as the electronics manufacturer Foxconn) comes in at 10th place with 1.2 million people.
Source: 1. Census 2011
2. Times of India
Cadre Review of Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff of MES: Appeal to Hon’ble President
ALL INDIA M.E.S ADMIN CADRE AND
MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT OF INDIA, MIN OF DEF)
AIMESCCGDEA/ CHQ/ 2015
22 Jun 2015
Sh Pranab Mukherjee ji,
Hon’ble President of India
APPEAL : CADRE REVIEW OF ADMIN CADRE OF MILITARY ENGINEER SERVICES (M.E.S.)
1. The All India MES Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff Association avails this opportunity to convey your honour its best compliments and warm regards while submitting the following grievances and problems of the members of this Association.
2. A cadre review of Admin Cadre of M.E.S was initiated during 1991 but could not be finalized till the report of 5th CPC and was received back due to changes of pay structure in 5th CPC, MOD asked to re-draft the Cadre Review as per 5th CPC report. Accordingly it was re-drafted during 2001. But after constitution of 6th CPC it was again kept pending for three to four years and pay scales has been again calculated as per 6th CPC report to find out matching saving.
3. During your Defence Ministership, the rep of Association met with your good-self many times at your residence regarding the approval of this Cadre Review and your honur was very pleased to
approve it during your period of Defence Minister. Thereafter, the Cadre review was forwarded to Ministry of Finance for their approval and your honour was the Finance Minister at that time.
We had tried to meet your honour so many times, but unfortunately no chance was given. The cadre review could not be approved by Min of Finance during your period of Finance Minister. Although, it
had been returned by Min of Finance so many times with repeated observations and the process is still contine from the year 2008. All their objections have been settled and it is at present with Ministry of Finance from 30 Mar 2015.
4. Sir, Now you are President of India and I being the President of this Association constrained to draw your attention towards the sleeping system of Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance.
5. Sir, your honour has served the country as Defence Minister, Finance Minister and now by grace of God serving as President of India, but Ist ever Cadre Review of Admin Cadre of M.E.S has not been approved by Govt of India since last 24 years.
6. The future of Admin Cadre in Military Engineer Services is very dark. LDC, UDC & Office Supdt are stagnated having 13,11,11 years of service respectively. Cadre Review is the only ray of hope for their promotion. It only happens in India that justice is given only to powerfull sections and denied to weaker sections. In Military Engineer Services, there is Gp “A” Cadre i.e. IDSE and their three cadre reviews have been approved by Govt of India from 1991 to date and fourth is in progress, which will be approved very soon without any observation. Their head is Director General (Pers) and they are also blessed by Lt. Gen ( E-in-C) .This is the proof of powerfull/ influence lobby. I have no hesitation to say that corruption/ influence has upper hand in Ministries.
7. The Association has knocked all the doors from Defence Minister to Finance Minister. Recently we have two meetings with Defence Minister and we are continously writing to Finance Minister for early approval of Cadre Review, but there is no ray of hope.
8. Now, at last I have been constrained to write to Hon’ble President of India and do hope that the justice will be done during your Presidential period. It is also requested that some time may please be given to rep of Association to meet with your honour.
(Jit Singh Sharma)
Sh Narendra Modi ji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block, New Delhi-110011
Sh Manohar Parrikar Ii, – for information please.
Hon’ble Defence Minister
Sh Arun Jaitely Ji,
Hon’ble Finance Minister of India – for information please.
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dr. Iitendra Singh Ji,
Hon’ble State Minister of Perseonnel, Public – for information please.
Grievance and Pension , North Block
Lt GenJ Sikand, VSM, ADC
Engineer-in- Chief’s Branch – for information please.
Integrated HO MOD (Army),
Kashmir House, New Delhi-110011
Uniform Age concession of 10 years to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders
Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D), dated 29.6.2015
Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.
The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:
(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;
(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and
(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.
2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:
Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a)
blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.
(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.
(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.
(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No.
36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.
(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible
either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.
(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.
3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the
Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.
4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.
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Authority : www.persmin.gov.in
AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow
“The Ministry of Labour will announce the ‘All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers’ for the month of May, tomorrow; AICPIN indicates the rise and fall of prices of essential commodities across important towns and cities in the country”.
After significant changes in the Agricultural and Rural AICPIN points in the month of May, there is tremendous curiosity regarding the AICPIN points for the industrial workers. The index of Agricultural and Rural AICPIN had increased by 6 and 7 points to 811 and 816 respectively.
CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 points indicate the fluctuation of prices of essential commodities. If the CPI (IW) points increase, it leads to an increase in the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and Pensioners.
If the AICPIN for the month of May increases by 4 points, then the Dearness Allowance for July could be higher by 7%. In other words, from 113%, it could go up to 120%.
The AICPIN points of each month are calculated on the basis of the fluctuations in the prices of 24 commodities, including rice and wheat, in 78 selected cities and towns. The CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 of this month is released towards the end of the following month.
The present method of calculation was recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. From 01.01.2016 onwards, it will be calculated based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees.
Central Pay Commissions and Central Government Employees…
Generally, Central Government Employees who works in different ministries and departments under the Central Government, play major roles in the smooth functioning of the country. Employees under different departments work so hard to maintain law and order, stabilizing the economy, security to the people and defending our nation from enemies. Even though they are not large in numbers, their work during major crisis like natural calamities, earthquake and floods, stands apart. They are even asked to work 24 hours a day on all working days during emergencies. Our Defence Forces have done breathtaking efforts and marvellous work to evacuate Indian citizens from foreign countries which are under civil wars. They are bold enough to cross the border of our neighbouring country to fight against terrorists who had earlier ambushed and killed our security forces. Everyone must be proud of our defence forces for their bravery and skills.
Students after completing their tough academic career in different streams, keeps their first preference to get a government job. Though the pay packages are lower than multinational companies, they think that government jobs give more security to them.
As everyone knows that the pay and allowances for the central government employees are fixed by the central government as per the recommendations of Central Pay Commissions (CPCs). The central government constitutes Pay Commissions by appointing highly placed personalities as Chairman and Members. The commission then studies the economic conditions, day today difficulties of employees, their ideas etc., and give its recommendations to revise pay packages for the employees in every ten years. The commission submits its recommendations to the central government and the government in turn, takes final decision to implement the Pay Commission. Usually, the commission is given 18 months time to submit its report on the recommendations on pay revision:
The First Pay Commission was appointed on May 1946, and it submitted its report in May 1947.
The Second CPC was appointed on August 1957, and it submitted its report in August 1959.
The Third CPC was appointed on April 1970, and it submitted its report in March 1973.
The Fourth CPC was appointed on June 1983, and three reports were submitted in June 1986, December 1986 and May 1987 respectively.
The Fifth CPC was appointed on April 1994, and submitted its report in January 1997.
The Sixth CPC was appointed on October 2004, and submitted its report in March 2008.
SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION:
The Seventh Central Pay Commission was constituted on the 28th of February 2014 under the Chairmanship of Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, Shri Vivek Rae as full time member and Smt. Meena Aggarwal as Secretary. The Commission has been given 18 months from the date of its constitution to make its recommendations.
From the date of its constitution, the commission travelled all over the country meeting different delegates, officers, trade union leaders, associations, employees etc., under different departments to take stock of the economic conditions faced by the employees and the impact of rising prices of essential commodities on them.
Finally, the Chairman of the 7th CPC in their final meeting with the National Council JCM, has said that Commission will submit its report to the central government in September 2015. Points regarding the implementation of the 7th CPC were discussed. The Chairman denied any proposal to implement the recommendations from 01.01.2014 and said that the revised pay structures and recommendations will be implemented from 01.01.2016.
Let us hope for the best!!!
Govt mulls increasing eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000
Central Government is considering to increase the eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000.
According to media source, the Central is going to give a green signal to the much awaited decision to raise eligibility limit of bonus from Rs.10000 to 21000. And the calculation ceiling also hike from Rs.3,500 to Rs.7,000
The payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance 2007 according to which section 12 of the payment of Bonus Act 1965 had been amended raising the ceiling for calculation purpose from salary of 2500/- P.M. to Rs.3500/-P.M. w.e.f. 01.04.2006. And also amended the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 to raise the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 10000/- per month.
Central Government employees are regularly given Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB). Each department announces its bonus days in the month of September. But, since there was an upper limit, only small amounts were given as bonuses. CG Employees Federations all over the country were demanding that the limits should be raised.
Delay in Finalisation of Pension due to Common Mistakes in Pension and Family Pension Claims – PCDA Circular to rectify mistakes at application level
Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts has issued a circular summarising the common errors/mistakes found in the Pension/Family Pension claims.
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No: C-143
No. G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)
Sub: – Delay in finalization of Pension/Family Pension claims due to common errors/mistakes found therein.
Ref :- This office important circular no. 131 dated 19.01.2015.
Please take cognizance of above cited circular dated 19.01.2015, under which a list of common errors/ mistakes found in pension/family pension (copy enclosed), was circulated with a request to ensure that said errors/mistakes may be avoided while initiating/ forwarding the pension/family pension claim to this office. But; it is being observed that, in spite of these instructions the same errors/ mistakes are being repeated while initiating/ forwarding the pension /family pension claims, resulting into avoidable delays.
2. Therefore, it is, once again requested that suitable instructions along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for strict compliance in this regard.
(Dr. Upinderbir Singh)
No: G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech
Dated: 23 /06/2015
- Common Errors Relating to Superannuation Cases
It has been observed that in several cases only pay particulars of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet are being verified by LAO/PAO, while as per instructions issued by this office time to time “All columns of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet should be verified by the LAO/PAO.”
- Organization Code & Organization name should be correctly filled in Col. 1 & 2 of the Data Sheet respectively.
- GPF Statement (CC0-9) having clear and full GPF A/C No. should be enclosed with pension claim.
- Complete address with PIN Code of office/Unit and HOO should be filled in Col. 4 & 5 of the Data Sheet respectively.
- Nature of pension in Col. No. 15 of Data Sheet should be supported with part-II Office Order.
- Audit report for counting of former service should be enclosed in support of Col. 18 of Data Sheet.
- Col. No. 21 of the Data Sheet should be properly filled with as per Medical Option attached with pension claim.
- Complete details of EOL statement should be attached with the claim and 10 months average should be calculated on the basis of last 300 days for which individual has actually drawn payment (excluding EOL Period).
- Each kind of demand pending against the claimant and interest thereon should be shown separately in “No demand Certificate for Govt. dues”, and it should be specified to which Controller Credit is to be passed on for the demand.
- No demand certificate for Govt. Accommodation should be enclosed, in the absence of which an amount of Rs. 1 lakh may be withheld from gratuity payment.
- No judicial certificate that no judicial/disciplinary proceeding is pending.
- All the three parts of Commutation Application should be attached duly completed and Col. No. 36 and 37 of Data Sheet should be filled accordingly.
- In Col. No. 47 of the Data Sheet, name of district in which PDA is situated should be filled.
- No prefix or suffix as Zero is required in Bank Ale No. in Col No. 54 of the Data Sheet. It should be exactly same as provided by Bank and it should be supported by Bank details also.
- Details of single PDA (Bank or DPDO) should be filled in Data Sheet and other document attached with claim.
- In support of Col. NO. 62, Certificate on proper format as prescribed in Cir. No. 106 dated 18.03.2013 of this office should be attached.
- Calculation Sheet should be verified by LAO and all the documents of the pension claim should be verified by concerned HOO.
- HOO remarks on Page No. 5 of IAFA-356 should be filled completely and service rendered by claimant should be established.
Common Errors/Mistakes observed in claim for Family Pensioner
- It has been observed that in several cases only pay particulars of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet are being verified by LAO/PAO, while as per instructions issued by this office time to time “All columns of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet should be verified by the LAO/PAO.”
- Death certificate in respect of deceased govt. Servant and an extract of DO Pt-II 00 notifying the causality should be enclosed.
- Nomination of DCRG in original executed by deceased govt. servant during his life time should be enclosed.
- Statement showing non qualifying service and dates of availing EOL should be enclosed.
- DCRG/Family pension claim on IAFA 356 A should be duly completed in all respect.
- Option for fixed medical allowance/only widowhood certificate should be enclosed.
- Marital status certificate should be duly countersigned by the HOO
- Date of Birth certificate must be issued from school/college/municipal corporation/gram panchayat duly countersigned by HOO.
- (a) A certificate stating that “the claimant is suffering from …….disorder and is not curable permanent nature and also stating that the claimant is unable to earn his livelihood due to the stated handicapped nature” by a medical board comprising of a Medical Supdt. Or a principal or a director or a Head of Institution or his Nominee as Chairman and Two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of Mental or Physical disability including mental retardation (Rule 54 (6) (iv) to (vi) under CCS (P) Rules 1972) should be enclosed in case of disabled claimant.9. (b) A similar certificate is also required to be submitted by the HOO along with above certificate regarding income from all sources including self employment for examining the admissibility of family pension to the claimant.
- For Dual family pension, confirmation from concerned Record Office or PPOs copy of Army side family pension, is required to ascertain eligibility of Dual family pension claimant.
- Date of Birth of claimant of family pension must be agreed with the record as given in service book i.e. with the family details executed by individual/pensioner.
- It has been observed in several cases that the dependency of claimant is being shown his/her relatives whereas claimant children should be dependent on his/her parents. Therefore, dependency certificate be issued/ forwarded accordingly to this office.
Download Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts Circular No.143 No. G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech dated 23.06.2015