Pre-2006 central govt retirees to get pension hike

Pre-2006 central govt retirees to get pension hike

New Delhi: Pre-2006 pensioners will now get a hike in pension, in addition to the arrears, as the Centre has done away with a provision of having 33-year service for earning full pension.

The Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare has decided that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50 per cent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay even if they had served for less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

As per rules, a central government servant is entitled to receiving superannuation pension on completion of at least 10 years of service. With effect from January 1, 2006, pension is calculated with reference to average emoluments — the average of the basic pay drawn during the last 10 months of service or last basic pay drawn whichever is higher.

Before 2006, for service of less than 33 years, amount of pension was proportionate to the actual service broken into completed half-year periods.

Several petitions were filed in Central Administrative Tribunal and in Supreme Court against this.

“The arrears of revised pension would be payable with effect from January 1, 2006,” said the government order No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) issued on April 6.

All ministries have been asked to revise pension of all those pre-2006 pensioners who had rendered less than 33 years of service at the time of retirement. Revised Pension Payment Orders in all these cases may also be issued immediately, it said.

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‘Come and Play': Govt tells central goverment employees

‘Come and Play': Govt tells central goverment employees

New Delhi: Central government employees and their families can now take part in sports and fitness activities like swimming, badminton and table tennis at top facilities of SAI under the ‘Come and Play’ scheme.

According to a DoPT order, the employees, their families and dependants can use various facilities of Sports Authority of India, including at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and Major Dhyan Chand national stadium.

The facilities would be available on a first-come-first- serve basis and the rates would not exceed Rs 100 per person, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) order said.

There are about 50 lakh central government employees working across the country.

The facilities being offered are swimming, badminton, table tennis and fitness centres at both the stadiums, the DoPT said.

The ‘Come and Play’ scheme was initiated for optimum utilisation of SAI sports facilities across the country by providing youth from local communities and sports enthusiasts with an opportunity to get trained under expert coaches.

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7th CPC arrears paid as bonds – Totally wrong and unwanted – Karnataka COC

7th CPC arrears paid as bonds – Totally wrong and unwanted – Karnataka COC

7th CPC Pay Statement

Comrades,
There are various reports on 7th Central Pay commission on the media on fitment formula, arrears being paid as bonds , these reports are totally wrong and unwanted , these confuse the Central Government Employees, if you read the below table it is quite clear that a Group “C” employee shall get.

The true picture, as per the 7th CPC recommendations has provided only at 14% wage hike at Group “C” level it is only ranging from Rs 2240 to Rs 3500/ increase per month, and at Group “B” level ranging from Rs 4000 to Rs 6500/ increase per month.

The Empowered Committee is likely to rectify and change the fitment formula in that case , As per media reports the committee may recommend a minimum wage of Rs 20000/- or Rs 21000/- against the demand of Rs 26,000/ of the staff side , the Central Government Employees (Group “B” & Group “C” ) and shall get a salary increase of just Rs 4000/ to Rs 16000/- only , that is also too meager considering the aspect of price rise and modern day expenditures, Secondly arrears of six months if the 7th CPC is implemented shall be only Rs 8000/- per month on average per employee per month , for six months it will just at Rs 50000/- per employee only , this amount will not affect the Central Government finances,

fitment-table-OROP

So don’t believe any news paper reports, Secondly there is no change in allowances expect HRA, that too its rates are reduced by the 7th CPC and also many allowances have been withdrawn. This is saving for the Government.

Hence we should not bother too much on these reports, instead we should educate the members and prepare for struggle, so that we get at least get a minimum wage of Rs 24,000/- ( 50 % wage hike without allowances) , as allowances are not taken into pension benefit.

 

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: www.karnatakacoc.blogspot.in

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Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2016

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2016

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners

F. No. 42/06/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003 Date: 11th April, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2016.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 28th September, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119% to 125% w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97- P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 125% w.e.f. 1.1.2016 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in pars 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97- P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/1/2016-E.II(B) dated 07th April, 2016.

11. Hindi version will follow

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Authority: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

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Vague News about implementation of 7th CPC recommendation is Posted in Internet

Vague News about implementation of 7th CPC recommendation is Posted in Internet

Any news about implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation is the Hottest topic of discussion at all offices of Central Government. To encash this interest of cg servants, all the Media has focused on publishing vague news about latest development in 7th pay commission. To what extent it is true is debatable issue. But whatever the news posted in Social Media and News Media about the seventh CPC recommendation never missed to draw the attention of cg employees.

Just two lines are enough to make a hot news to publish to attract the attention of viewers. Readers has to verify whether the news published on pay panel report is true or not.

A news published recently in a Reputed News Website says that the Empowered Committee would propose Minimum Pay Rs.20000/-.

The article states, “According to reports, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) is planning to propose a minimum pay of Rs 20,000 instead of Rs.18,000 as proposed earlier”.

But there was no point in that article that on which basis the minimum pay would be fixed at Rs.20000/-. These type of imprecise news are keep coming in many news blogs now.

The NCJCM Staff side said that the ECoS has just observed the concerns raised by them in the Meeting. They insisted that Minimum Pay should be raised to Rs 26000/- instead of Rs 18000. In fact, is was told that the ECoS has not been given any power to commit any thing on modifying the recommendations.

The next one is the news about implementation date of 7th Pay commission recommendations.

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One Rank One Pension – A status report on 2.4.2016

One Rank One Pension – A status report on 2.4.2016

One Rank One Pension
A status report

Government of India notified the OROP scheme vide order dated 7th November 2015 delineating the principles of OROP scheme and the implementation process. This was followed by detail order on CROP scheme dated 3rd February 2016 enclosing 101 tables of revised benefits under the scheme, which were made available to various categories of Defence forces pensioners and family pensioners. A circular was also immediately issued on 4th February 2016 to all pension disbursing authorities containing detail instructions for making revised payments under the scheme.

2. The Defence Accounts Department was closely associated with the OROP scheme and undertook the following activities in the entire process-Collection, collation and presentation of variety of data and records of Defence pensioners for working out the financial implications.

Assisting the DESW/ MOD and PMO in finalizing the principles for rolling out the CROP scheme.

Working out more than 100 tables of various categories of pensioners revising the rates of pensions under OROP and formulation of government letter on the OROP.

Issue of detailed payment instructions to all payment authorities for time bound payments.

Initiating a dialogue with Banks who account for 75% Defence pension disbursements and closely monitoring release of payments well before the prescribed timelines.

The DPDOs became the first disbursing agency to have credited the revised benefits under OROP in a record time to the accounts of 2,21,205 Defence pensioners on 29th February 2016 amounting to Rs. 354 crores.

3. All the offices dealing with pension matters right from PCDA(P), PCDA (Navy), CDA/JCDA(AF), CDA (PD), CDA Chennai, the Aashraya team and the DPDOS rose to the occasion and carried out the tasks assigned to them in the most professional manner and well within the times-lines so prescribed. The agencies in the department worked as a well-knit team in a collaborative effort.

4. Another first was the dialogue, which was initiated with all the Public Sector Banks in advance taking them on board in the massive exercise of ensuring that time bound payments are made to lakhs of Defence pensioners. The mandate could be achieved successfully by advance planning, concerted follow up action and continuous dialogue with all stakeholders.

The latest update on release of pension benefits under OROP is enclosed.

OROP-Satus-Report

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Enhancement of powers to Assistant Accounts Officer (Group B) in DAD

Enhancement of powers to Assistant Accounts Officer (Group -B) in DAD: PCDA(CC) Circular

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code – 226002

AN/IA/l004/Circular

Dt: 07.04.2016

CIRCULAR

To,

The CDA RTC
The IFA (CC)
All Sub-offices
All Sections of Main Office

Sub: – Enhancement of powers to Assistant Accounts Officer (Group -B) in DAD

As per HQrs Circular No. AN/XI/l1060/Powers/AAO/Vol.-III dated 05.10.2011 and in continuation of the HQ office Circular No. AN/XI/l1060/Powers/AAO/Vol.-III dated 28.08.2003 and 30.07.2008, the powers delegated to AAO in respect of the following items have been enhanced as under:-

S/No. Item as per Annexure ‘A’ of HQrs Circular No. AN/XI/l1060/Powers/AAO/Vol.-III dated 28.08.2003 and 30.07.2008 Existing Financial Power (in Rs.) Enhanced Financial Power (in Rs.)
1. Item No. xi : Requisition for LTC advance 10,000 25,000
2. Item No. xiii : Advance/Withdrawal from GPF/AFPP fund – DAD and Non-DAD 50,000 1,00,000
3. Item No. xiv : M-Section Bills 25,000 50,000
4. Item No. xv (a) : Medical Claim/OPD Treatment 1,000 2,500
5. Item No. xv(b) (ii) : Hospitalization Claim (Final Bills) 25,000 50,000
6. Item No. xvi
(a) : Third party Claims 25,000 50,000
(b) : All Bills which are not covered above, payable through Public Fund Accounts 50,000 1,00,000

Other entries of Annexure ‘A’ to HQ office circular dated 28.08.2003 will remain the same.

2. It has also been decided that the following “level jumping” shall be introduced:-

a) Two tier processing [Auditor and AAO] – for all bills up to the delegated financial powers of AAO’s as mentioned above.

b) Two tier processing [Auditor + AO/SAO] – for all bills valuing above the financial powers of AAO’s and upto Rs.2 lakhs (Two lakhs only)

c) Three tier processing [Auditor, AAO & AO/SAO] – for all bills exceeding Rs. 2 lakhs and upto Rs. 1 Crore in value in all offices except PCDA New Delhi. This limit shall be upto Rs. 5 Crores in the case of PCDA New Delhi.

d) Four tier processing [Auditor, AAO, AO/SAO 8.: Group Officer] – for all bills exceeding Rs. 1 Crore in all offices except PCDA New Delhi.

e) Four tier processing [Auditor, AAO, AO/SAO & Group Officer] – for all bills exceeding Rs. 5 Crores in PCDA New Delhi.

3. In the absence of any Time Scale IDAS Officer in an independent sub-office, the PCDA/CDA, after careful consideration and after recording speaking orders in each case, can authorize one or more Ao3 in the sub-office to pass bills for a period not exceeding three months, even when their value exceeds Rs. 1 Crore.

4. The above provisions shall be effective from 05.10.2011.

sd/-
(S.P. Singh)
ACDA (AN)

Source: www.pcdacc.gov.in
[http://pcdacc.gov.in/download/circularsnew/enhancement_of_power_to_aao.pdf]

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Incorporation of Aadhaar number in fresh Pension Payment Orders PPOs

Incorporation of Aadhaar number in fresh Pension Payment Orders [PPOs]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI – 110066

CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2016/07
07.04.2016

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Incorporation of Aadhaar number in fresh Pension Payment Orders [PPOs].
Attention is invited to CPAO OM No. CPAO/Tech/leevan Pramaan/ 2015-16/ 1770 dated 07.03.2016 (Annex-l) and DO letter dated 30.07.2015 from CGA to all Secretaries (Civil Ministries) regarding incorporation of Aadhaar number in the fresh PPOs (Annex-II). In this context, it is observed that progress in incorporation of Aadhaar numbers in the fresh PPOs has been very low. For the period July, 2015 to March, 2016 out of 25608 total fresh PPOs received in CPAO, only in 1907 (7.45%) cases Aadhaar number was mentioned.

2. In view of Aadhaar Cards numbers crossing 100 crores marks and implementation of Aadhaar linked Biometric Attendance System in most of the central government offices, it is very unlikely that a retiring government servant will not have Aadhaar number. Further, DOPT vide its OM No. Z-20025/9/2014-Estt (AL) dated-03.11.2014 (Annex-III) had requested all Ministries/ Departments to ensure that the Service Books of all employees have an entry of Aadhaar number.

3. In view of above, all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAS are once again requested to take up the matter with IS (Admn) and Heads of Offices of respective Ministries / Departments to arrange for providing Aadhaar number in all pension papers to be submitted to concerned PAOs to enable them to incorporate the same in PPO booklets.

Encl:- As above

 

(Sanjai Singh)
Chief Controller (Pension)

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7th Pay Commission: Reasons of delay in implementation

7th Pay Commission: Reasons of delay in implementation

 

Central Government employees must be wondering why Centre is taking so much time to implement Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.

It’s already four months since Pay Commission had submitted its report to Finance Ministry to give final touch to it.

Though, Modi Government recently dropped enough hint that it will implement increment process soon, but no particular time frame was given to the Central staff.

Here are the possible reasons why Government is taking time to implement the hike.

Government needs to arrange fund

As Rs 1.02 lakh crore is needed to implement whole increment process, Centre needs to have proper strategy for the same.

At a time when OROP’s expenditures is already taking toll on the exchequer, pay Commission will put extra burden on the government budget.
Grievances of various stakeholders

Government needs to address grievances of various stakeholders including government staff and Army men before taking final call on the same.

While Babus are unhappy with minimum basic pay, Defence personnels say that they shouln’t be treated at par with their civilian counterparts in terms of salary and allowances.

Assembly elections

As model code of conduct is in place, Government doesn’t want to take risk by announcing implementation date. Centre doesn’t want to displease voters at a time when poll process is going on in many crucial states. It is being believed that notification for the ‘increment proposal’ will be issued once State election will be over.

Procedural delay

Pay Commission will be implemented after cabinet will give it a final approval. Currently, the Implementation cell of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries is trying to address various issues with it. After giving final touch to the report, Empowered Committee will send recommendations to PMO for its nod. Once PMO will through the report, it will be placed before the Cabinet.

Via at OneIndia news

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7th Pay Commission: Guess who else is going to benefit from Central Government Employees Pay Hike!

7th Pay Commission: Guess who else is going to benefit from Central Government Employees Pay Hike!

 

It is not just Central government employees eagerly anticipating implementation of the 7th pay commission and take home higher monthly pay package.

Your next-door real estate agent, car dealer and consumer durables seller are also seen gaining from the pay commission hike. According to reports, almost 3.4 crore individuals (employees and pensioners) will witness increase in their incomes, resulting in a multiplier effect on a couple of professions.

Real estate agent: Realty sector is expected to eventually succeed in shaking off the sluggish demand and witness spurt in the sale of houses in tier 1 and tier 2 cities as more than 80 percent of Central government employees lives in these cities

As a result of the foreseen demand, the Reserve Bank of India expects sharp, quick and continuous spurt in the housing index.

Car dealer: With implementation of the 7th CPC, your next door car or two wheeler dealer may rejoice too. The industry expects double digit increase in automobile sales especially two-wheeler, the mini and the compact hatch back segment.

Consumer durables seller: The increase in disposable income will no doubt boost the disposable income leading to increased demand for consumer durables goods like refrigerators, TV etc

Banker: Of course, peaking demand for automobiles, real estate and consumer durable will create demand for consumer loans. The consumer loans section of banks and NBFCs will vie to get the larger share of the indirect gain from the 7th CPC salary hike.

The scenario of crores of potential customers and falling interest rate will announce a win win situation for the banks and consumers both.

Via:  Zee News

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Technical Resignation – Consolidated Guidelines issued by DOPT

The resignation is treated as a technical formality where a Government servant has applied through proper channel for a post in the same or some other Department, and is on selection, required to resign the previous post for administrative reasons.

DoPT consolidated  guidelines/ instructions regarding Technical Resignation – Counting of past service towards pension, Carry forward  of Leave benefits, Carry forward of LTC, Pay  Protection, GPF transfer, transfer of existing NPS account etc are some of the benefits of technical resignation

No.28020/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the  & 8th April ,  2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Technical Resignation & Lien- Consolidated guidelines.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated the 26th  December, 2013 on the above subject and to say that guidelines/ instructions regarding Technical Resignation have been issued from time to time. It is now proposed to further consolidate these instructions and clarify the related issues as the Department continues to receive frequent references on these issues.

2. Before these  clarifications  in the draft O.M are  finalized, it is requested to furnish comments/views in this regard, if any, by 22.04.2016 to the undersigned at the  e-mail address: dse@nic.in.

Director (Estt.)
Telefax: 23093176

Download  DoPT OM No.28020/1/2010-Estt.(C) dated 08.04.2016

No.28020/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North  Block, New Delhi
Dated  the  April,  2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Technical Resignation & Lien- Consolidated guidelines.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated the  26th December,  2013  on  the  above  subject and  to  say  that  guidelines/  instructions regarding Technical Resignation have been issued from time to time. It is now proposed to further  consolidate  these  instructions  and  clarify  the  related  issues  as  the  Department continues to receive frequent references on these issues.

2. Technical Resignation

1. As per the Ministry of Finance OM No.33 79-E.III (B)/65 dated the 17th June, 1965, the resignation  is treated as a technical formality where a Government servant has applied through proper channel for a post in the same or some other Department,  and is on selection, required to resign the previous post for administrative reasons. The resignation will be treated as technical resignation if these conditions are met, even if the Government servant has not mentioned the word “Technical” while submitting his resignation. The benefit of past service, if otherwise admissible under rules, may be given in such cases. Resignation in other cases including where competent authority has not allowed the Government servant to forward the application through proper channel will not be treated as a technical resignation and benefit of past service will not be admissible. Also, no question of benefit of a resignation being treated as a technical resignation arises in case of it being from a post held on ad hoc basis.

2.   This benefit  is  also  admissible to  Government servants who have applied before joining  the Government service and on that account the application was not routed through proper channel. The benefit of past service is allowed in such cases subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:-

(i) the  Government  servant  should  intimate  the  details  of  such  application immediately on their joining;

(ii) the Government servant at the time of resignation should specifically make a request, indicating that he is resigning to take up another appointment under Government/ Government organisation for which he applied before joining the Government service;

(iii) the  authority  accepting  the  resignation  should  satisfy  itself  that  had  the employee been in service on the date of application for the post mentioned by the  employee,   his  application   would  have  been  forwarded   through   proper channel.

2.1  Carry forward  of Leave benefits

(i)    In terms of Rule 9(2) of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972,   technical resignation shall not result in the lapse of leave to the credit of the Government servant.  The balance of unutilised CCL as well as all other leaves of the kind due & admissible will be carried forward.

(ii)  As  per  rule  39-D  of  the  CCS(Leave)  Rules, 1972,   in  case  of  permanent absorption in PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies/ State Government etc.,  the Government servant shall be granted cash equivalent of leave salary in respect of EL & HPL at his credit subject to overall limit of 300 days.

2.2  Carry forward of LTC

Entitlement to L TC may be carried forward in case of a Central Government Servant who joins  another post after having submitted Technical Resignation.   In case of a Govt Servant  who  resigns  within  8   years  of  his  appointment  and joins  another  post  in  the Government after Technical Resignation, Govt Servant will be treated as a fresh recruit for a period of 8 years from the date of his initial appointment under Government.

2.3   Pay  Protection,  eligibility  of  past  service  for  reckoning of  the  minimum period for grant of Annual Increment

In cases of appointment of a Government servant to another post in Government on acceptance of technical resignation, the protection of pay is given in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM No. 3379-E.III (B)/65 dated the I J1h June, 1965 read with provisions of FR 22- B.  Past service rendered by such a Government servant is taken into account for reckoning of the minimum period for grant of annual increment in the new post/ service/ cadre in Government under the provisions of FR 26 read with Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.   Pay of the substantive post held by the Government servant is protected. After Sixth Pay Commission, only the pay in the pay band is protected and the employee gets the grade pay of the post to which he is appointed after his resignation.

2.4   GPF transfer

Transfer  of  GPF on technical resignation would be governed by  Rule  35 of the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960.

2.5 Seniority

The tenure of periods spent in the past service does not get included in determining the eligibility for the next promotion. In case of employees who retain a lien on submitting Technical Resignation, in the event of their reversion to their previous job, the period spent in the  new job would  not  be  counted  for  calculation  of  minimum  qualifying service  for promotion in their previous job. The individual will however in case of his reversion to parent organisation regain his seniority with effect from the date of his reversion .

2.6 Applicability of Pension  Scheme

In cases  where  Government   servants,   who had  originally  joined government   service prior  to 01.01.2004,    apply  for posts  in the same  or other  Departments   and  on selection  they are asked to tender  technical  resignation,   the past  services   are counted towards pension  if the new  post  is  in a pensionable   establishment   in terms of  Rule  26(2)  of  CCS(Pension)  Rules 1972.

2.7  New Pension   Scheme

In  case  of  ‘Technical   Resignation   ‘of  Government   servant  covered  under  National Pension   System(NPS),    the  balance   standing   to  their  Personal   Retirement   Account   (PRA) along-with  their PRAN,  will be carried  forward  to the new office”.

2.8  Transfer  of Service  Book  from  parent   Department    to present   Department.

As per SR-  198, the Service  Book is to be maintained  for a Government  servant  from the date of his/her  first appointment   to Government  service and it must be kept in the custody of the Head of Office  in which  he is serving and transferred  with him from office to office.

2.9 Need  for Medical   examination.
In cases  where  a person  has already  been examined  by a Medical  Board  in respect  of his previous  appointment   and  if standard  of medical  examination   prescribed  for the new post  is the same, then he need not be required  to undergo  a fresh examination.

2.10  Verification of Character  & Antecedents

In the case of a person who was originally employed in an office of the Central Government, if the period intervening between date of discharge from his previous office and the date of securing a new appointment, is less than a year,  it would be sufficient if the appointing authority, before making the appointment, satisfies itself by a reference to the office in which the candidate was previously employed that, (a) that office have verified his character and antecedents; and (b) his conduct while in the employ in that office did not render him unsuitable for employment under Government.  If however, more than a year has lapsed after the discharge of the person from his previous office, verification should be carried out in full/afresh, in accordance with O.M.No.18011/9(s)/78-Estt(B) dated 2″d July,1982.

3 Lien

(i) Lien represents the right of a Government employee to hold a regular post, whether permanent or temporary, either immediately or on the termination of the period of absence. The benefit of having a lien in a post/service/cadre is enjoyed by all employees who are confirmed in the post/service/cadre of entry or who have been promoted to a higher post, declared as having completed the probation where it is prescribed. It is also available to those who have been promoted on regular basis to a higher post where no probation is prescribed under the rules, as the case may be.

(ii)  The above  right  will,  however,  be subject  to the condition  that the junior-most   person in the cadre  will  be liable  to be reverted  to the  lower  post/service/cadre    if at any  time  the number  of  persons   so  entitled   is more  than  the  posts  available   in  that  cadre/service.      For example,   if a person  who holds a lien to a post reverts  from deputation  or foreign  service   and if there  is no vacancy  in that post/service/cadre   to accommodate   him,  the junior-most   person will be reverted.   If, however, this officer himself is the junior-most, he will be reverted to the next lower post/service/cadre from which he was earlier promoted.

3.1 Lien on a post

A Government servant who has acquired a lien on a post retains a lien on that post-

(a)  while performing  the duties of that post;
(b)  while  on foreign  service,   or holding  a temporary  post or officiating  in another post;
(c)  during  joining   time   on  transfer   to  another   post;    unless   he  is  transferred substantively  to a post on lower pay,  in which case his lien is transferred  to the new post from the date on which he is relieved  of his duties in the old post;
( d)  while on leave; and
( e)  while under suspension.

A Government servant on acquiring a lien on a post will cease to hold any lien previously acquired on any other post.

3.2  Retention of lien for appointment in another central government office/ state government

(i)  A permanent Government servant appointed in another Central Government Department/Office/ State Government, has to resign from his parent department unless he reverts to that department within a period of 2 years, or 3  years in exceptional cases. An undertaking to abide by this condition may be taken from him at the time of forwarding of his application to other departments/offices.

(ii) The exceptional cases may be when the Government servant is not confirmed in the department/office where he has joined within a period of 2 years. In such cases he may be permitted to retain the lien in the parent department/ office for one more year. While granting such permission, a fresh undertaking similar to the one indicated above may be taken from the employee.

(iii)  Timely action  should  be taken to  ensure  extension/ reversion/ resignation  of the employees to their parent cadres on completion of the prescribed period of 2/3  years. In cases, where employees do not respond to instructions, suitable action should be initiated against them for violating the agreement/ undertaking given by them as per (3) and (4) above and for termination of their lien. Adequate opportunity may,  however, be given to the officer prior to such consideration.

(iv)  Temporary  Government  servants will be required to  severe connections  with the Government in case of their selection for outside posts.    No lien will be retained in such cases.

3.3 Termination Of Lien

(i) A Government servant’s  lien on a post may in no circumstances be terminated even with his consent if the result will be to leave him without a lien upon a permanent post. Unless his lien is transferred, a Government servant holding substantively a permanent post retains lien on that post. It will not be correct to deny a Government servant lien to a post he was holding substantively on the plea that he had not requested for retention of lien while submitting  his Technical  Resignation,  or to relieve such a Government  servant with   a condition  that no lien will be retained.

(ii)       A Government employee’s lien on a post shall stand terminated on his acquiring a lien on a permanent post (whether under the Central Government or a State Government) outside the cadre on which he is borne.

(iii)     No lien shall be retained:

(a) where  a Government   servant  has proceeded  on immediate  absorption  basis to a post  or service  outside  his service/  cadre/  post  in the  Government   from the date of absorption;   and

(b) on foreign service/ deputation beyond the maximum limit admissible under the orders of the Government issued from time to time.

3.4 Transfer Of Lien

The lien of a Government servant, who is not performing the duties of the post to which the lien pertains, can be transferred to another post in the same cadre subject to the provisions of Fundamental Rule 15.

4   Joining Time, Joining Time Pay &Travelling Allowance

Provisions relating to joining time are as follows:

(i) For appointment to posts under the Central Government on results of a competition and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ provisionally permanent  State Government employees will be entitled to joining  time under the  CCS(Joining Time) Rules,1979.   Joining time will be included as qualifying service in the new job.

(ii)  A Government servant on joining time shall be regarded as on duty during that period and shall be entitled to be paid joining time pay equal to the pay which was drawn before relinquishment of charge in the old post. He will also be entitled to Dearness Allowance, if any,  appropriate  to  the joining  time  pay.  In  addition,  he  can  also  draw  compensatory allowances like House Rent Allowance as applicable to the old station from which he was transferred. He shall not be allowed Conveyance Allowance or permanent Transfer.

(iii) For appointments to posts under the Central Government on the basis of results of a competition and /or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees   and permanent/   provisionally   permanent   State  Government  employees   shall  be entitled  to  Transfer   Travelling   Allowance (TT A).  However,  temporary   Central  Government employees  with less than 3  years of regular  continuous  service would not be entitled  for TT A, as they are not entitled joining time pay under Joining Time Rules.

5   All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the instructions/ guidelines to the notice of all concerned.

(Mukesh  Chaturvedi)
Director  (Estt.)
Telefax:  23093176

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Dealing with incompetent Officers at Central Government Offices

Dealing with incompetent Officers at Central Government Offices

Everyone who’s ever had a officer has experienced frustration, but most of the officers at central government offices earn their position based on intelligence.

Sometimes the disgruntled employees are right — some officers can be truly incompetent. There are as many types of incompetent officers, who on their way to humiliate employees in front of clients.

A research showing that officers who feel incompetent really do lash out at others to temper their own inferiority.

Some officers feel they need to be superior and competent. When they don’t feel they can show that legitimately, they’ll show it by taking people down a notch or two.

Flattery seems to temper the aggressive urges of insecure officers. It is often seen incompetent officers are aggressive because of a hurt ego, for a simply threat to their power.

This might also explain why officers in their offices both big and small surround themselves with yes-men.

Blind flattery may not be the best solution for the 4.8 million central government employees estimated to have experienced in offices. But easing officers into new positions of power, or telling them that it’s natural to feel daunted, could prevent future outbursts.

It’s important central government employees remain solution-minded when dealing with incompetent officers, especially those lacking initiative.

However, keep in mind that senior enforcers are notoriously resistant to change, so don’t bother introducing any groundbreaking ideas until a few allies ready to back up.

It’s also best to wait for a large meeting before making any proposal.

TST

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Fake notice on recruitment in Kendriya Vidyalaya

KVS disowns the public notice dated 29.3.2016 appearing in some social media in respect of cancelled examination for the posts of PRT and PRT(Music) as no fresh dates have been decided

Kendriya Vidyalaya has issued Public Notice regarding fake notice dated 29.3.2016 appearing in some social media

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, Saheed Jeet Singh Marg

New Delhi – 110016
Fax: 26514179
website: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
E-mail: kvs.jcadmn@gmail.com
F. 11054/3/2015-KVSHQ (RPS)

Dated : 04.04.2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

It has come to the notice of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan that a public notice dated 29.3.2016 bearing file No. 11054/29/2016 – KVSHQ (RPS) has appeared in some social media regarding conduct of written examination on for the post of PRT & PRT (Music) for the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 on 18.4.2016. Some candidates/citizens are enquiring about this notice from KVS (HQ) over phone and email.

In this regard it is clarified that KVS vide its public notice dated 04.10.2015 bearing file No. 11054/3/2015-KVSHQ (RPS) had informed all concerned that the new date of examination for both these posts will be posted on KVS website www.kvsangathan.ni.in. All candidates were accordingly advised to keep a watch on KVS website in future in this regard.

In the light of above, KVS disowns the aforesaid public notice dated 29.3.2016 appearing in some social media as no fresh dates have been decided for conduct of cancelled examination for the posts of PRT and PRT(Music) for the year 2014-15 and 2015-16. The public notice dated 29.3.2016 appearing on behalf of KVS in some social medica is fake and misleading.

The candidates/interested persons are, therefore, one again advised to rely upon only the information available in KVS website i.e. www.kvsangathan.nic.in

Further, KVS is not responsible for such type of false/ misleading information being circulated in social media and / or other websites.

(S. VIJAYA KUMAR)

Jt. Commissioner (Admn)

 Download Kendriya Vidyalaya circular F. 11054/3/2015-KVSHQ (RPS) dated 04.04.2016

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Centre mulls linking teachers promotion with students performance

Centre mulls linking teachers promotion with students performance

 

The central government is considering linking the promotion of teachers to the performance of their students, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday.

Speaking at the launch of a statewide Vidyalay Chale Chalayein Abhiyaan in Kalamati village in Khunti district of Jharkhand (approximately 30 kilometers from Ranchi), Irani said teachers to understand the responsibility they have in shaping the future of the students, if India was to take its position as the ‘vishwa guru (world teacher)’.

“My appeal to teachers is that they should realise these students are actually assets of society, who have been handed over to you for betterment. We are also thinking of linking teachers’ promotion with children’s performance,” the minister said addressing teachers.

The minister also appealed to the parents to participate in school management committees, “There are rules in place which entitle the presence of parents in the school management committee.”

She also said, “The parents send their wards to schools with a lot of hope. For families with weaker financial backgrounds, hopes on their school-going children are even higher for a better future. Hence the teachers have to be accountable.”

Irani also explained central proposal, “We at the Centre are planning on how to align the promotion of teachers with the performance of their respective classes. The promotion of teachers will also depend on the performance of individual students.”

TST

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Central Government Employees get 6 per cent DA hike from January 1

Central Government Employees get 6 per cent DA hike from January 1

Dearness allowance for central government employees has been hiked to 125 per cent of basic pay, up by 6 percentage points, with effect from January 1, 2016, the Finance Ministry said today.

Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from existing rate of 119 per cent to 125 per cent from January 1,2016,” according to a Finance Ministry office memorandum bringing into effect the DA hike announced last month.

The decision to release an additional instalment of DA to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners from January 1, 2016, was taken by Union Cabinet on March 23.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and Dearness Relief would be of Rs 6,796.50 crore per annum and Rs 7,929.24 crore respectively, in 2016-17 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2016 to February, 2017).

The DA will benefit 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

Dearness Allowance is paid as a portion of basic pay of employees to neutralise the impact of inflation. Pensioners get Dearness Relief.

The Centre revises DA twice a year on the basis of one year average of retail inflation for industrial workers as per a pre-determined formula.

In September last year, DA was increased to 119 per cent from 113 per cent with effect from July 1, 2015. In April last year, the government had hiked DA by 6 percentage points to 113 per cent of the basic pay with effect from January 1, 2015.

PTI

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Discontinuation of Interview at Lower Level Posts

F.No.39020/09/2015-Estt.B
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Estt. B Section

Discontinuation of Interview at Lower Level Posts

The Prime Minister in his address to the nation on the Independence Day has stressed the need to discontinue holding interviews for recruitment for such junior level posts where personality assessment is not an absolutely necessary requirement.
He has called upon the Government Organizations’ to end this practice at the earliest as it will help in curbing corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner substantially easing the problems of poor people.

He has emphasized that the recruitment should be made on merit basis through transparent, online processes leading to less Government and more Governance.
The Department of Personnel and Training on the basis of recommendations made by the Committee of Secretaries has already taken a decision to discontinue interviews at the junior level posts at Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted), Group ‘C’ ,Group ‘D’ (which are now reclassified as Group ‘C’) and all equivalent posts.

All the advertisement for future vacancies will be without the Interview as part of the recruitment process. From 1 st January 2016 there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts, in Government of India Ministries/ Departments/attached Office/Subordinate Office/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertakings.

The interviews will be done away even in cases where the selections were made purely on basis of performance in the interview. The inistries/Departments/Organizations’ will consider revising the scheme for selection or such cases.

As the Skill Test or Physical Test is different from Interview they may continue. However these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests.

The decision to discontinue interview for the junior level posts across the country will be major step towards achieving the objectives of citizen centric transparent governance.
The matter has also been taken up with the State Governments/UTs to undertake similar exercise, from time to time. In this regard letters from Secretary (Personnel) to the State Chief Secretaries have been issued on 4th September 2015 and letters from MoS(PP) to the State Chief Ministers have been issued on 29 th September 2015 and 1 st January, 2016.

To facilitate the implementation of the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister further by the various Organizations/Ministries/Departments/Governments a one day workshop was also organized by the DOPT on 16th November 2015.

Some of the State Government have shared the status in this regard with the DOPT.
The Summary of the State Responses on the Discontinuation of Interview is as follows:

Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli No interviews in Group B (non gazetted), C and D posts. They have issued a recruitment pattern.
Gujarat Government of Gujarat has informed that the State Government had implemented the policy of cancellation of interview in the direct recruitment, on the lower level posts.
Haryana No interviews at Group ‘D’ level
Himachal Pradesh There is a proposal to discontinue interview for Group C and Group B Posts
Jharkhand No interview in ‘D’, ‘C’, and ‘B’ (non-gazetted)
Karnataka Government of Karnataka has informed that the State Government has discontinued the procedure of conducting interview for selection to Technical and Non-Technical Posts in Group-C category, in the Government
Kerala At present no interview are there for group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts and even for some of the gazetted posts.
Maharashtra Interviews for the recruitment of the clerks have been discontinued. For Class 2 non-Gazetted, Class 3 and 4 posts, interviews have been done away. The State Government has taken a decision and issued directions to the effect that the direction of discontinuation of Interview will also be applicable to all State Government undertakings and local bodies. About 61% of the recruitment is done without interview.
Manipur It was informed that the State Government had undertaken the recruitment of Graduate Teachers under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikhsha Abhiyaan (RMSA) without conducting interview. This measure was successfully undertaken and was completely transparent and corruption free. It was informed that the second pilot measure in this regard is being undertaken by the Health Department.
Puducherry Notification for discontinuation of interviews for Group C, D, and nongazetted Group B has been issued.
Punjab Some of the Departments have already implemented the decision and that there has been no problem with completely doing away with interviews for the posts of SDO in Irrigation Department, Senior Assistant in Secretariat and for a few lower level posts in Agro Industry Department.
Rajasthan The representative from Rajasthan informed that interviews have been discontinued in some posts and retained in some of them. For Class 3/Ministerial staff and Group D/Class 4 level recruitment, there have been no interview. Similarly for Constable, there have been only written test and physical test. The interviews have been dispensed away for all the posts under the Rajasthan Education Service Rules, 1970.
Sikkim For Group D/Class 4 level posts there are no interviews. At Group C/III level, for 90% of posts there are no interviews.
Telangana Teachers — no interviews
Tamil Nadu The recruitment is done by the following four recruitment boards and the status vis-a-vis conducting the interview is as follows:-

5) Uniform Services Board- No interview
6) Medical Services Board- No interview
7) Teachers Recruitment Board- No interview
8) Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) — has assorted posts in which there is some degree of posts with interviews.

In the State 85% of the total posts do not have interview as a part of recruitment process.

Uttarakhand The state Government has abolished interviews in the group ‘C’ and ‘B’ (non gazetted). There has been no interview in Class 3/4 levels of posts.
Uttar Pradesh No more interview for teachers.

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Innovative approach: Government staff’s pay hikes may fund bank capitalisation

The government is considering an innovative proposal under which 50% of increased salary of higher-income government staff under the Seventh Pay Commission will be compulsorily invested in bank capitalisation bonds. The proceeds will be used to recapitalise banks without additional pressure on the fiscal.

While this will result in less cash in the hands of higher-income employees, as a sweetener they will get income tax rebate on the amount invested. Those wanting to invest more than 50% to save tax will be allowed to do so. The Bank Recapitalisation Scheme, as this proposal is being called, will be voluntary for employees with lower salaries (those in the Rs 5,200-20,200 bracket) and pensioners.

A finance ministry official confirmed that preliminary discussions around this proposal were held at a meeting on A finance ministry official confirmed that preliminary discussions around this proposal were held at a meeting on Thursday, but no decision on its implementation was taken. “The issue was discussed. We are looking at all options,” he said.

“The proposal entails that through a provision under Income Tax Act, tax rebate should be offered to all employees receiving extra salary income through pay commission in the year 2016-17 and 2017-18, provided the money is invested in this Bank Recapitalisation Scheme,” added the official.

The government will have to additionally shell out Rs 40,000-50,000 crore annually on account of implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016. If this proposal is accepted, a portion of this money will be used to capitalise banks. According to finance ministry estimates, state-run banks will require Rs 1.8 lakh crore of additional capital in the next four financial years, of which Rs 70,000 crore will be provided by the government.

The government has budgeted Rs 25,000 crore for bank capitalisation in the current fiscal. While the government has said it has made adequate provision in the Budget to cover the extra spending on account of the pay commission recommendations, analysts reckon it is not adequate and full implementation of award will make it difficult to achieve the fiscal deficit target of 3.5% of GDP.

“Increase in government employee wages and pension expenditure on account of seventh pay commission recommendations is not fully provided for in the Budget,” Morgan Stanley had said in a report.

The proposal currently under consideration gives the government the leeway to meet both its pay commission and bank capitalisation commitments without putting the fiscal deficit target under threat. Bonds will provide the exchequer some wriggle room. The payment will become due when bonds mature, leaving the government with only the interest payment liability in the current fiscal.

The flip side is that the proposed scheme could annoy government employees expecting a greater take-home pay. Hence the scheme has a tax exemption lollipop.

A second government official said this amount will be used to recapitalise banks through a special bank capitalisation fund that will invest in perpetual non-redeemable preference shares issued by banks. Banks will pay 5.1% dividend that is also proposed to be exempted from the dividend distribution tax. The fund will in turn pay 5% interest to government employees, retaining 0.1% as administrative charge.

“This interest income will also be tax free for government employees,” he said, which will increase the effective yield. The government will eventually pay back the amount in four equal investments after 8, 9, 10 and 11years, spreading the fiscal burden of repayment over that period. It will guarantee payment of 5% interest and repayment of deposits irrespective of whether the banks pay the dividend or not, the official added.

Source: ET

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Good News for Pre-2006 Pensioners – Indian Military Info article

This article has been written by Indian Military Info in the backdrop of recent orders of Department of Pension for granting full Pension for Pre 2006 Pensioners with less than 33 Years

Good News for Pre-2006 Pensioners – Indian Military Info article on comparison of Ministry of Personnel and Defence Ministry in dealing with Pension issues

Most readers would be aware that the orders regarding calculation of pension of pre-2006 retirees based on minimum of pay within the pay band for each separate grade/rank and not on minimum of the pay band itself, with arrears from 01-01-2006 rather than 24-09-2012, were issued for Central Government pensioners in July 2015 by the Government as per the decision of the Delhi High Court, which essentially followed a decision of the Punjab & Haryana High Court, and then upheld by the Supreme Court. The High Court had held that the anomaly (though later removed by the Government itself from 24-09-2012) had to be removed from the date of the inception of the anomaly, that is, 01-01-2006. Similar orders were later issued by the Ministry of Defence.

On a similar analogy, many decisions by various Benches of the Central Administrative Tribunal (and then upheld by the High Courts) were rendered de-linking the service requirement of 33 years for grant of full pension for pre-2006 retirees at par with post-2006 retirees for whom there is no such requirement. Some Special Leave Petitions preferred by the Government against such orders were also dismissed, though not by way of detailed decisions. The Punjab  Haryana High Court had also passed a detailed verdict on the same subject for pensioners of the Central Armed Police Forces. Till date, the pensions of pre-2006 pensioners with less than 33 years of service (including weightage) were being calculated by way of proportionate reduction.

Through this earlier post dated 22-01-2016, in view of multiple queries in this regard, I had informed by way of general information that the matter of issuance of orders on this subject for similarly placed retirees was being examined by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Law & Justice and Ministry of Finance.

The Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has now issued universal orders giving effect to the judicial decisions of the High Courts and has removed the requirement of 33 years service for full pension. Now, irrespective of length of service, all pre-2006 pensioners shall be eligible for full pension as is admissible to those pre-2006 pensioners who had rendered 33 years or more service including weightage. Full arrears are also admissible with effect from 01-01-2006. The biggest gainers would be voluntary retirees and those released from service on medical grounds or before completing full service. Similar orders should now be issued for defence pensioners also by the Ministry of Defence.

A word of caution- This change would not affect the concept of One Rank One Pension (OROP) applicable with effect from 2014 since while this development is based on 50% of minimum emoluments introduced by the 6th Central Pay Commission for each grade, the concept of OROP is based on live data of actual pension based on real time emoluments as per length of service of in-service personnel. Readers are hence requested not to mix up the two dispensations which operate by way of separate dynamics.

We must again place on record extreme gratitude to the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare functioning under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions which has once again taken a stand for all Central Government pensioners and ensured issuance of universal directions just on simple dismissal of a Special Leave Petition by the Supreme Court even without a detailed order. One cannot also help but compare this with the attitude of the Ministry of Defence which continues to file appeals against its pensioners and disabled pensioners based on artificial distinctions even when the law has been fully settled by the Supreme Court in a plethora of detailed landmark decisions and which also militates against the grain of the opinion expressed by the highest of political executive, including the Prime Minister. I however maintain and retain full hope that the current Raksha Mantri would be able to rein in the unruly horses.

Jai Hind.

Source: Indian Military Info

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Centre notifies hike in dearness allowance to 125 % for Central Government Employees

Centre notifies hike in dearness allowance to 125 % for Central Government Employees

 

Centre on Thursday notified its decision to raise dearness allowance (DA) to 125 per cent from 119 per cent, benefiting its 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

The union cabinet had decided on March 23, to release an additional instalment of DA and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 1 January 2016. Thus, the central government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 125% of the basic with effect from 1 January 2016.

“…the President is pleased to decide that DA payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from existing rate of 119% to 125% with effect from 1 January 2016,” a finance ministry’s office order said.

According to the today’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2016-E-II (B), the additional installment of DA payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all central government employees.

In regard to armed forces personnel and railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the ministry of defence and ministry of railways, it said.

The government has estimated that the combined impact on exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 14,724.74 crore per annum.

The burden on exchequer would be Rs 6,795.5 core towards central government employees and Rs 7,929.24 crore towards pensioners during 2016-17.

The Centre revised DA twice in a year on the basis of one year average of retail inflation for industrial workers as per the accepted formula.

Earlier in September last year, DA was increased to 119 percent from 113 percent which was effective from July 1, 2015.

In April last year, the government had hiked DA by 6 percentage points to 113 percent of their basic pay with effect from January 1, 2015.

The increase in DA is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

However, the central government is going to start the 7th Pay Commission award in July, which will be effective from January 2016.

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MHA for Pay on Par with Army for Paramilitary

In its presentation before the ECOS, the MHA also batted for a ‘special pay’ on par with the army. The defence forces get a special allowance in the form of military service pay (MSP) over and above their salaries.

MHA for Pay on Par with Army for Paramilitary – While recommending a ‘CAPF service pay’, the home ministry said, “CAPF fulfills all attributes required for military service pay, which includes separation from family.

Drawing a parallel with defense forces, Rajnath Singh-led home ministry, has recommended equivalent pay for a second in command (2IC) in central paramilitary to that of a lieutenant colonel in the army. At present, there is a difference of Rs 40,000 in their salaries “despite operational role of both ranks being similar in nature,” the home ministry informed the empowered committee of secretaries (E-COS) in its recent discussion.

In its presentation before the ECOS, the MHA also batted for a ‘special pay’ on par with the army. The defence forces get a special allowance in the form of military service pay (MSP) over and above their salaries.

While recommending a ‘CAPF service pay’, the home ministry said, “CAPF fulfills all attributes required for MSP, which includes separation from family.

They are the key pillars of internal and border guarding, handle warlike situation and continuously engaged in operations.”

According to an MHA official, the proposal for a ‘CAPF special pay’ was earlier mooted before the 7th pay commission last year. However, it was shelved at the last minute.

He also stated that the CAPF has raised nearly 40 demands, which were examined at the MHA, before recommending 11 of them to E-COS.

While terming it to be a “great morale booster” for the forces, the home ministry in its recommendation also sought additional leave travel concession (LTC) for CAPF personnel serving in high altitude on par with defense forces that will “facilitate personnel to visit at least twice to their families on government cost,” MHA said in its representation.

Home ministry also sought to address the problem of stagnation among the paramilitary by proposing that modified assured career progression scheme (MCAP). It shall be allowed four times at an interval of 8, 16, 24 and 32 instead of 3 times at an interval of 10, 20,30 years. “At present, it takes 20-22 years for them to get their first promotion and this has also led officers to quit. As many as 9,300 personnel quit ITBP, CISF, SSB BSF, CRPF, due to non-friendly working conditions,” said an official.

The government also advocated for a better leave structure for the personnel who are deployed for counter-insurgency operations across the country.

Source: Economic Times

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