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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

No, 1/3/2008-E,II(B)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 11th September, 2018,

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O,M. of even No. dated 28th March, 2018 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission,

2, The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 142% to 148% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O,M.No.1 (3)/2008-E.II(8) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders,

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of. the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE

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6th Pay Commission Dearness Allowance ends with 6% hike at 125%

6th Pay Commission Dearness Allowance ends with 6% hike at 125%

Cabinet approves 6 percent Dearness Allowance hike for Central Government employees

“In the 7th Pay Commission report, submitted to the government on 19.11.2015, it was mentioned that the DA is assumed to be 125 percent as on 1 January, 2016, the day from which the
Commission expects its recommendations to be implemented by the government. As calculated by the 7th Pay Commission, a six percent Dearness Allowance hike is being given to the Central Government employees.”

The Dearness Allowance (DA) is paid to Central Government employees to adjust the cost of living and to protect their Basic Pay from erosion in the real value on account of inflation. Presently, DA is based on the All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers).

On 23.03.2016, Wednesday, the Centre decided to give a Dearness Allowance of 6 percent to the Central Government employees in order to enable them to manage the price rise and inflation.

On the occasion of Holi, a special cabinet meeting, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held in New Delhi on 23rd March 2016. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Ravishankar Prasad, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, spoke to the reporters. He said, “The cabinet has decided to issue a Dearness Allowance of six percent to the Central Government employees and pensioners.”

The Dearness Allowance is expected to be calculated from January 1, 2016 onwards. This increases the total Dearness Allowance from 119 percent to 125 percent. More than 50 lakh Central Government employees and 58 lakh pensioners will benefit from this. The government will incur an additional financial burden of Rs.14,725 crores. Dearness Allowance is issued twice a year, based on inflation. The previous Dearness Allowance hike, of six percent, was issued in the month of September 2015, and had a retrospective effect from July 2015 onwards.

This is the last and final instalment of Dearness Allowance calculated by the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission. And, after implementation of 7th Pay Commission the new and first Dearness allowance from 1.7.2016 will be approved by the Cabinet in the middle of September 2016.

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Payment of revised rate of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) as per 6th CPC Orders

Payment of revised rate of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) as per 6th CPC Orders

Ministry Of Defence
D(pay/Services)

Subject: Payment of revised rate of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) as per 6th CPC Orders.

Reference CGDA UO No.AT/I/3510/6th CPC/Vol. IX dated 21.01.2015 on the above subject.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Defence (finance). It is clarified that composite personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) is admissible at single rate w.e.f. 01.09.2008 as per MoD letter No.1/54/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 4.11.2008 irrespective whether service in kind has been provided or not. It is also clarified that MoD letter No.90099/AG/PS3(b)/1541/D(Pay/Services) dated 13.7.1998 stands obsolete after implementation of VI CPC recommendations.

(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary
Ph: 23012739

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to receive Sixth Pay Commission report in December

New Delhi,: The Seventh Pay Commission headed by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is likely to submit its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in December, presumably recommending a 40 per cent hike in salary for the central government employees.

Justice Mathur already told PTI on August 25, “The Commission may submit its report by the end of September.”

“We are likely to recommend something for the good of central government employees, after observation of inflation, the government’s financial position and salary structure of government employees in other countries. The Finance Minister will give the latest highlights,” a top official of the pay panel said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He also said it has been mandated to recommend incentive schemes to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity, which it will do.

“Though previous Pay Commissions have talked about linking pay with productivity, the earlier governments have not accepted such recommendations. Since this government has shown strong political will, we hope they will accept our recommendations,” he added.

Over 5 million central government employees are expecting a bounty from the report which is likely to recommend major changes in salaries and terms of employment, including performance-linked pay and incentives.

“A joint secretary gets now Rs 128,000 as monthly salary with dearness allowance. I do not expect it to go up to more than Rs 160,000,” a joint secretary-level official of the Central Government said.

In his pre-budget speech in February, Jaitley said,“the Seventh Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in financial year 2016-17.”

The salary outgo of central government employees will increase in financial year 2016-17 at 15.79 per cent to Rs 1.16 lakh crore with the likely implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission award, said the statement tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on August 12.

The Seventh Pay Commission, which was set up by the UPA government, was required to submit its report by August-end. The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

The Commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services and is in the process of finalising its recommendations.

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.

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Revision of House Rent Allowance for CPSE employees on the basis of Census – 2011

Revision of House Rent Allowance for CPSE employees on the basis of Census – 2011

No. 2(46)/2012-DPE (WC)-GL-XIII /2015
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block No.14, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi.

Dated, the 07th Sept 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Re-classification/Upgradation of Cities/Towns on the basis of Census – 2011 for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) for CPSE employees

The undersigned is directed to refer to para ‘7’ of DPE OM dated 26.11.2008, para ‘2’(iii) of OM dated 02.04.2009 and DPE OM dated 07/01/2013 on the subject cited above.

2. Department of Expenditure, vide OM No. 2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21/07/2015, has re- classified the cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011 as “X”, “Y” and “Z” for the purpose of HRA as enumerated in the Annexure to this OM.

3. It has been decided that the re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of census 2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA as contained in the Department of Expenditure OM dated 21/07/2015 would also be implemented in the Central Public Sector Enterprises with effect from 1st April 2015.

4. These guidelines would be applicable to the employees of CPSEs who are on 2007 IDA pay scale and also to the employees on 6th CPC recommendation based CDA pay scales.

5. All the administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of the public sector enterprises under their administrative control for their information and necessary action.

6. This issues with the approval of Minister (HI & PE).

sd/-
(S Meenakshisundaram)
Director

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Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2015

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2015
Cabinet_Approved_6percent_Hike_Dearness_AllowanceThe Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2015. This represents an increase of 6 percent over the existing rate of 113 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

This will benefit about 50 lakh Government employees and 56 lakh pensioners.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be in the order of Rs. 6655.14 crore per annum and Rs.4436.76 crore in the financial year 2015-16 (for a period of 8 months from July, 2015 to February, 2016).

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Finance ministry braces for 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Finance ministry braces for 7th Pay Commission recommendations: LiveMint Article
Salary, pension costs set to grow 15.8% and 16%, respectively, in FY17, leaving govt less money to build capital assets 
New Delhi: The finance ministry is apprehensive about the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, expected this month, significantly increasing the revenue expenditure of the government in the next fiscal, leaving it less money to spend on building capital assets.
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In the medium-term expenditure framework statement laid before Parliament on Wednesday, the finance ministry said salary and pension expenditure is expected to rise by 15.8% and 16%, respectively, in 2016-17, which may leave capital expenditure room to grow by no more than 8% during the year.

Total revenue expenditure is expected to jump 8.1% to Rs.16.6 trillion in 2016-17 against a budgeted growth of 3.1% in 2015-16. During the same period, growth in capital expenditure is expected to slow to 8%, at Rs.2.6 trillion, from a budgeted growth of 25.4%.
The finance ministry said award of the Seventh Pay Commission’s suggestions, with their consequent impact on government finances, “poses a risk”.
The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its recommendations.
“The pay commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17. The phase of consolidation, extended by one year, will also be spanning out in this period. Thus, in the medium-term framework, the fiscal position will continue to be stressed,” the finance ministry said in the 2015-16 budget presented in February.
The Union budget cut the plan expenditure for the first time in many years by Rs.2,657 crore to Rs.4.7 trillion in 2015-16 from the revised estimate of 2014-15, as the centre shared an additional Rs.1.86 trillion with states.
The Finance Commission has raised the united share of states in net central taxes to 42% from 32%.
The tight fiscal situation forced the government to revise its fiscal consolidation road map and set a less ambitious fiscal deficit target of 3.9% of the gross domestic product (GDP) for 2015-16 against the earlier target of 3.6% set in last year’s budget.
The Sixth Pay Commission, which was constituted in October 2006, had submitted its report in March 2008.
As a result of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, pay and allowances of Union government employees more than doubled between 2007-08 and 2011-12—from Rs.74,647 crore to Rs.166,792 crore, according to the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) estimates.
“As a ratio of GDP, it jumped from a little over 0.9% in 2007-08 to 1.2% in 2008-09 and about 1.4% in 2009-10 on account of both pay revision and payment of arrears. However, it moderated to a little over 1% in 2012-13,” the Finance Commission said.
The recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission were implemented by states with a delay mainly between 2009-10 and 2011-12, with “significant expenditure outgo”, FFC said.
FFC had said that while the finance ministry projects an increase in pension payments by 8.7% in 2015-16, a 30% increase is expected in 2016-17 on account of the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission, followed by an annual growth rate of 8% in subsequent years.

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Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to the employees who retired before 1.1.2006

Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to the employees who retired before 1.1.2006

 

In Rajya Sabha on 6.8.2015, Minister of DoPT Shri Jitendra Singh replied in a writeen form to the subsequent questions regarding the benefit of minimum pension to the pensioners retired before 01.01.2006.

 

He said, In its order dated 01.11.2011, Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Principal Bench allowed some petitions granting the benefit of minimum pension to the pensioners retired before 01.01.2006 as per the fitment tables applicable to the employees serving as on 01.01.2006. The order dated 01.11.2011 of Hon’ble CAT was upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi vide its order dated 29.04.2013 in Writ Petition (C) No. 2348-50/2012.

 

The Special Leave Petition No.36148-50/2013 filed by the Government against the order dated 29.04.2013 of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court on 17.03.2015.

 

Following the dismissal of the SLPs filed by the Government, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued orders vide OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 30.07.2015 in implementation of the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

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Minutes of PNM/AIRF meeting – discussion on left over items held on 20.02.2015

F.No.2014/E(LR)I/NM 1–9

Sub: PNM/AIRF meeting held on 12-13 December, 2014 – discussion on left over items held on 20.02.2015 in Committee Room, Rail Bhawan-Minutes thereof.
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The following officers and representatives of AIRF attended the meeting:

Official Side AIRF
S/Shri/Smt.
M. Akhtar, AM(Staff)
Neera Khuntia, EDPC-II
P.P. Sharma, EDE(G)
K. Shankar, DE(P&A)
D.V. Rao, DE(LL)
Anuradha Singh, D(MPP)
D. Mallik, DE/IR
S/Shri
Rakhal Das Gupta, President
Shiva Gopal Mishra, Genl. Secretary
J.R. Bhosale
Mukesh Galav
N. Kanniah



EDPC-I

5/2006: Avenues of promotion of Senior Supervisor in Scale S-13 to S-14 Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) on railways.

Official stated that the matter has been referred to Ministry of Finance. However, as agreed in the Fast Track Meeting, this will also be discussed by EDPC with the concerned officer(s) of Ministry of Finance to explain to them once again that upgradation is different from pay revision.

16/2008: Assured Carrier Progression Scheme applicable to Motormen of BCT division of Western Railway.

Official Side advised that Western Railway vide Board’s letter dated 04.07.2014 was asked to furnish the factual position in the matter which is still awaited. Federation told that a reply has been sent by Western Railway a day before. It was agreed to connect and examine the same. However, copy of Board’s Letter 04.07.2014 will also be given to the Federation, as desired by them.

30/2008: Voluntary Retirement of Drivers and Gangmen.

It was explained that the demand of Federation that staff retiring in GP `1900/- and eligible in LARSGESS and whose ward is to be appointed in the GP `1800/- may also be allowed the same eligibility conditions prescribed for railway employees retiring in `1800/- (i.e. 20 years and age bracket of 50-57 years), has already been examined and it was decided by Board that as posts in GP `1900/- are Group ‘C’ posts, relaxing the eligibility conditions to 20 years from the existing 33 years qualifying service and age bracket of 55-57 years is not feasible of acceptance. However, the other demand of constituting the Assessment Committee in respect of GP `1900/- at Divisional level has already been accepted and necessary instructions in this regard have also been issued vide Board’s letter dated 03.01.2014.
However, Federation insisted for a review on the 1st issue raised.

6/2009: Extra Ordinary Leave in continuation with Maternity Leave taken without production of proper medical certificate.

The provisions on the issue i.e. ‘EOL in continuation with Maternity Leave without production of Medical Certificate-treatment of this period as qualifying service’ has been reiterated vide Board’s Letter dated 11.07.2014.
(Closed)

10/2009: Liberalization in the Safety Related Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Necessary instructions issued vide Board letter dated 03.01.2014.
(Closed)

12/2009: Grant of PCO Allowance/Incentive Bonus to technical staff supporting shops/Sections (including CMT/C&M Lab.), Drawing/Design, I.T. Power Supply and Stores etc.) – in Railway Workshops and Production Units- Treating them as part of Inspection, Planning & Planning & Progress wings of PCO.

A separate meeting with AM/PU on this issue was held on 04.12.2014. Federation desired that follow up action be advised to them.

7/2010: Inclusion of left out categories of the staff working in Railway Hospitals of the Indian Railways for the purview of Hospital Patient Care Allowance.

Federation was advised that two more categories i.e. Physiotherapist and Dental Hygienist are being considered under the purview of HPCA in consultation with Health Directorate of Railway Board and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
However, the Federation insisted that the other categories viz., cooks, Masalchis who are allowed HPCA under the orders of Health Ministry which is the nodal Ministry in the matter, may be allowed HPCA. Their demand was noted for examination.

9/2010: Grant of pay scales of `5000-8000 w.e.f. 01.01.1996 to the Sub-Overseer Mistry/ Supervisor(Works), now Jr. Engineer (Works).

Federation has been replied in the matter vide Board’s Letter dated 07.07.2014 to which no further reference has been received. Federation will get back, if necessary.

17/2010: Payment of Transport Allowance to the staff living in Ghaziabad (Northern Railway).

It was explained to the Federation that the matter has been consulted with Ministry of Finance who have clarified that the Railway employees posted at Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida are entitled to Transport Allowance at the rates as applicable to ‘other places’.
However, the Federation brought out that this has been allowed in some other offices. It was agreed to connect such orders and examine the issue.

27/2010: Implementation of recommendations of VI CPC – Grant of Transport allowance to Railway employees.

This issue will be discussed by the Federation with Board (MS and FC).

3/2011: Revision of rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of Kilometreage (ALK).

The matter is being deliberated by a committee constituted.

4/2011: Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry GP of `4200(non-functional grade) on completion of two years service in GP `2800 as well as grant of three MACPs to the Pharmacist category on the Indian Railways.

Reference has been made to Ministry of Finance for waiving off the overpayment made on account of erroneous grant of financial upgradation to Pharmacists. Reply from MOF is still awaited.

9/2011: Caretaking Allowance to Hostel Staff and merging of Caretaker posts with Ministerial Staff.

A detailed proposal for merger of caretaking staff with ministerial staff was called from IRISET which has since been received and the matter is under process.

10/2011: Grant of pay scale `5000–8000 (pre–revised)/ PB–II GP `4200 in new pay scales to Tower Wagon Drivers of Electrical Department.

Details regarding number of TWDs, their qualifications, scale of pay, method of selection etc. have been obtained from the Zonal Railways and the same is under examination.

13/2011: Grant of LAP, LHAP and Casual Leave to paramedical staff engaged to work in Railway Hospitals etc. on contract basis.

Official Side mentioned that para medical staff engaged to work on contract basis in Railway Hospital etc. are not treated as railway servants. As such they cannot be brought under the purview of leave provisions applicable to railway servants.
Federation stated that of late contract labour has been introduced in the railways and they are to be treated at par with casual labour. Federation also drew attention to Court orders on the issue of casual labour.

30/2011: Issue of PPOs and making entry of payment of Medical Allowance to Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.

Division – wise status of implementation of Board’s instructions dated 02.11.2012 on the issue of grant of FMA to railway pensioners has been reiterated on 08.12.2014. However, if the Federation has any specific instance of non payment by any bank, that can be taken up separately with concerned bank.

8/2012: Extension of second chance in the matter of Aptitude Test under LARSGESS Scheme.

Discussed.

18/2012: Payment of Breakdown Overtime Allowance to Mechanical Supervisors(C&W) – Mechanical Department.

Federation insisted that the demand may be considered in the light of instructions issued vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II -98/BDA-1 dated 25.05.1999. It was agreed to examine the matter.

32/2012: (A) Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre.(B) Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff.

Official Side stated that a separate meeting was held on this issue on 24.07.2013 wherein it was agreed that the Federation will provide further input after gathering information in respect of IT cadre of other Ministries. However, no input has been received from the Federation so far. Further, Federation requested for inclusion of this issue in the list of items to be discussed with MS & FC.
38/2012: Extension of scope of LARSGESS.
Federation insisted that the suffix ‘working on track’ in Board’s letter dated 24.03.2014 should be done away with because the same employee who has been covered under this scheme may be working at different places at different point of time and may not always be working on the track. It was agreed to examine the demand in consultation with Establishment Directorate.

40/2012: Earmarking of posts for promotion of Non-Appendix 3 IREM Qualified Accounts Assistants in the merged cadre of Sr. SO(A/Cs) and SO(A/Cs).

Federation requested for a meeting with Adviser (Accounts).

46/2012: (A) Payment of Running Allowance to medically de-categorised Running Staff kept on supernumerary posts.(B) Fixation of pay of medically de-categorized Running Staff while kept on supernumerary posts- Grant of benefits of Running Allowance.

Federation stated that they will reply to Board’s letter dated 12.09.2014. The demand is to be re-examined thereafter.

15/2013: (A) Proper implementation of LARSGESS in case of the candidates declared unsuitable in PET in 2010 Cycle.

(B) Minimum educational qualification for appointment under LARSGESS – Case of the wards of railway employees opted for LARSGESS in the year 2010.

(D) Alternative appointment to the wards of the railway employees under LARSGESS who failed to qualify the prescribed medical examination

Position explained to the Federation. However, Federation demanded that nonMatriculate wards should be given employment in 1S (`1300) and after six month training, they may be placed in GP `1800, which is to be examined.

23/2013: Denial of appointment under LARSGESS to the wards of railway employees working in Safety Categories.

Discussed.
(Closed)

24/2013: Payment of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen deployed to work on Level Crossing Gates.

The matter is under process. However, the Federation demanded that it should be done as in the case of Engg. Gates.

28-B/2013: Provision of Child Care Leave for women employees.

It was brought out by the official side that stipulation for making arrangement for leave reserve has not been laid down in the provisions on CCL by DOP&T. As such, this Ministry cannot unilaterally alter or modify the existing provisions.
However, AIRF insisted that Indian Railway being operating and industrial department the Railway Board should review and decision should be taken to facilitate women employee for forwarding them hassle free CCL .

29/2013: Stepping up of pay to Loco Running Supervisors promoted prior to 01.01.2006, viz-à-viz their juniors promoted after 01.01.2006.

Official Side stated that the matter is subjudice and is also being deliberated in Fast Track Committee. Federation demanded that recovery may be pended till the matter is finalised.

13/2014: Fixation of pay in case of financial upgradation under MACPS.

Official Side explained that while granting financial upgradation under MACP Scheme and fixation of pay in context thereof involves financial implications, it is logical that the concurrence of Associate Finance be obtained as per principles of financial propriety.

15/2014: MACP Scheme for Railway Servants – Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/GDCE Scheme – Clarification reg.

Position was explained to the Federation bringing out why the demand cannot be agreed to. However, on their insistence it was agreed to re-examine the matter.
ED(T&MPP)

1/2012: Revised Training Modules for Supervisors of Mechanical Engineering Department.

Instructions have been issued to Zonal Railways/Pus vide Board’s Letter No.E(MPP)2009/3/10 dated 28.02.2013. As regards Promotee Supervisors, instructions have been issued to Zonal Railways vide Board’s Letter No.E(MPP)2009/3/22 dated 26.09.2014.
EDE(G)

29/2011: Retention of railway quarter in favour of totally medically incapacitated railway employees.

Paper put up to Board through Finance.

47/2012: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in case of staff posted in newly formed Divisions.

Necessary instructions have already been issued vide Board’s Letter No.E(G)2007 QR1-5 dated 05.09.2014.
(Closed)

EDE(G)/DE(W)

21/2010: Revision in the Dress Regulations – 2004.

Discussed with both the Federations (AIRF and NFIR) and matter is under finalisation.

19/2011: Raising of upper age limit in case of entitlement of Privilege Passes/PTOs for dependent sons.

On the insistence of the Federation, it was agreed to review the matter and file to be put up to Member Staff.

7/2012: Implementation of various welfare schemes announced by the then Hon’bleMinister for Railway during her Rail Budget Speech.

Federation requested for details of action taken on the various recommendations as also a meeting with the Hon’ble MR before the Rail Budget. It was agreed to send them the position separately.

12/2012: Provision of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes in favour of widows of ex-railway employees.

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1-A/2013: Provision of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to the spouse/widow of deceased railway employees appointed on compassionate ground.

Official Side explained that the matter has been re-examined in consultation with Finance Dte. The request was, however, not considered feasible due to wider legal and administrative implications.
Federation requested for a separate meeting associating EDF(E).

28/2012: Sanction of Flood Relief Fund for the flood affected staff over the Indian Railways.

Managing Committee of Railway Minister’s Welfare & Relief Fund did not approve financial assistance for flood affected Railway employees residing Varanasi due to heavy rains in August, 2008 as the event/incident pertained to an earlier period and RMW&RF cannot be a source for reimbursement/refund for loss caused earlier. Furthermore, these floods were not declared as natural calamity by any appropriated authority.
No proposal has been received for financial assistance at Jaunpur and Mughalsarai.
Proposal for financial assistance at Ambala was not agreed to by SBF Calamity Relief Fund Committee.
Federation desired action taken in case of Vishakhapatnam calamity and J&K floods. Federation urged that fast action be taken in respect of these cases.

4/2013: Reduction in lower age limit of the pensioners/their widows from 65 to 60 years for entitlement of Companion in lieu of Attendant to 1st Class/1st A Class Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.

Discussed.
(Closed)

7/2014: Issue of Special Passes on medical ground in favour of two attendants in case of kid patient.

To be examined again.

10/2014: Provision of two sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to retired railway employees working in GP `1800.

Official Side brought out that Finance Directorate has not agreed to the Federation’s demand. However, on their insistence, it was decided to put up the papers afresh to Member Staff.

11/2014: Entitlement of Passes to the widows as Dependent in the Passes issued to their wards – Enhancement of income limit for the same.

Position explained.
(Closed)

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E%28LR%29/airf%20lo%2015-02-20.pdf

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6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

Six Pay Commissions were formulated by the Central Government until now. The 6th Pay Commission had some salient features that were never seen before. Let’s find out why this particular Pay Commission was so monumental.

The recommendations made by the previous five Pay Commissions were interrelated to each other. People who had studied these would know that despite the similarities, the recommendations were not exactly generous.

Weightage” was the most-frequently used terminology in all previous pay commissions. New employees wouldn’t be aware of this. Weightage was all about calculating a certain percentage of the basic pay and adding it to the new basic pay (Basic Pay Weightage, Fitment Weightage or Fitment Benefit). This was the method prescribed by the five Pay Commissions before.

Even more pathetic was “Increment Weightage”. Particularly the 5th Pay Commission didn’t consider all the increments that the employee had received. According to the recommendations of 5th Pay Commission, it was given on the basis of one out of three increments.

As well, those were the days when promotions were rare. For years, employees were getting meager amount as annual increment. Only disappointment remained because the employees felt as if their ten years’ progress was unfairly evaluated.

Since no significant changes were made in the calculation of DA in the 5th Pay Commission, for the entire ten years, percentage of Dearness Allowance had increased by only 74%.

Until the 5th Pay Commission, House Rent Allowance was given in four categories – 5%, 7.5%, 15%, and 30% or as consolidated amount.

Lack of generosity was also obvious in areas like Tuition Fees, Transport Allowance, and Leave Travel Concession.

The 6th Central Pay Commission was special because it was radically different from its predecessors.

“Grade Pay was introduced, and, although there were MACP confusions due to the new Hierarchy system, since its pluses outnumbered its minuses, we feel that there is nothing wrong in recollecting the good points that the Commission had recommended. This article will help the next generation employees understand why the 6th Pay Commission was so unique.”

Multiplication Factor : This is considered by many as a transparent approach.

Children’s Education Allowance : From a meager Rs.40 per month, it was raised to Rs.1000. This reflected genuine interest and concern about the future generation.

3% Increment : The decision to calculate the annual increment at 3% of the current basic pay continues to be applauded even now.

Transport Allowance : Although Convenience Allowance was clubbed with this, it was a good decision to have made the revision of transport allowance dependent on the dearness allowance.

Leave Travel Concession : Which was until then, given only for Class II travel, was elevated to AC- Tier III, and Tier II.

Child Care Leave : It was a blessing for female employees.

Military Service Pay : First time recommendation for the Armed Forces Personnel by 6th Pay Commission.

DA Calculation : The Dearness Allowance was calculated based on the All India Consumer Price Index published by Labour Bureau. Calculation method for arriving the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance was recommended by 6th CPC with important average index factor of 115.76 instead of 306.33. Dearness Allowance went up as high as 10% and earned an increase of about 120% in its ten years’ tenure.

Finally, All Central Government Employees Unions and Federations played a very important role in the revolutionary changes and liberal recommendations that were being offered to the employees. Let us not forget that it was our unified voice and determination that made it all possible.

 

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/

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7th CPC round-table meeting with Bharat Pensioners Samaj

BPS- As Principal stake holder of Civil Pensioners at 7th CPC round-table on 17.2.15

As a rare distinction ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ & its one affiliate CGPA Noida only were shortlisted to represent Civil Pensioners on 7th CPC round -table, the other three organizations who participated were of Defence Pensioners.

Secy General BPS pleaded :

  • No cutoff dates,
  • min.pension to be 65%
  • family Pension 45% of last drawn,
  • include DA in pension emoluments,
  • bring down ratio bet.minimum-maximum paid,
  • equal % rise in pension to all,
  • take ahead Vth CPC parity formula,
  • Smart card to all pensioners for cashless Medical care,
    periodical upward revision of CGHS rates to match market rates,
  • relaxation of restriction for grant of family pension to divorced & widowed daughters,
  • restore, 100% commuted value to PSU absorbees,
    Ex-servicemen status to Defence civilian,
    BSNL pensioners be treated at par with C.G.Pensioners for pension fixation,
  • rectify anomalies created by GP & implementation of 6th CPC. etc.

http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2015/02/bps-as-principal-stake-holder-of-civil.html

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BENEFITS DERIVED FROM 6TH PAY COMMISSION for Central Government Employees

Benefits derived by Central Government Employees from 6th Pay Commission

ADDENDUM TO EARLIER ARTICLE ” WHAT WE EXPECT FROM 7TH PAY COMMISSION” WRITTEN BY MR.M.DORAI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ESIC MODEL HOSPITAL, BANGALORE (MINISTRY OF LABOUR, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)

Although I stand by what I said about the anomalies under 6th Pay Commission in my article “What we expect from 7th Pay Commission?’’ especially with regard to the 3 methods of pay fixation policy, pay band concepts, and vast variations in fitment benefits, but I retreat from the conclusion drawn by me in the above article that the earlier Pay Commission recommendations upto 5th Pay Commission were far better than 6th Pay Commission recommendations because a thorough analysis of the various recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission undoubtedly shows that the 6th Pay Commission actually championed the cause of the central government employees in many matters in providing various benefits and welfare measures. I would like to cite few of those recommendations by which the central government employees have been deriving immense benefits:

1. In earlier Pay Commission recommendations up to 5th Pay Commission, the employees with long years of service in a particular cadre were not given pay fixation in the revised pay at the stage relevant to them for the number of increments earned by them. They got very little benefit in pay fixation because the revised initial pay scale (after merger of Pay, D.A. Interim Relief and fitment benefit) was either almost equal or little higher than what they were drawing. This was because of wrong bunching formula adopted by the earlier pay commissions. The newly joined as well as the employees with very less number of years of service were the real beneficiaries to a large extent. Whereas the 6th Pay Commission had taken care to fix the pay of the employees as on 1/1/2006 at the relevant stage in 6th Pay Commission Fitment Table taking into account the number of increments drawn by an employee in the pre-revised 5th Pay Commission pay scale.

2. Not only that, the employees with long years of service in a particular cadre got very less arrears but the employees with less years of service got more arrears in the earlier Pay Commission recommendations upto 5th Pay Commission because of the unfair bunching formula for employees with long years of service. This was not the case under 6th Pay Commission.

3. The 6th Pay Commission had increased the percentage of HRA from (5%, 7.5%, 15% & 30% under 5th Pay Commission) to (10%, 20% and 30%). Those who were getting 5% HRA got 10%, those who were getting 7.5% and 15% HRA got 20% HRA.

4. The Transport Allowance was increased by 400%(i.e. 4 times than what was provided under 5th Pay Commission. For example those who were getting Rs.800 got Rs.3200/-

5. D.A on Transport Allowance: The 6 monthly increase in D.A as per Consumer Price Index have been granted on Transport Allowance also. This is a very new feature.

6. Children Education Allowance: Steep hike in tuition fee from Rs.40 upto X Std. and Rs.50 upto XII Std to Rs.1000/- per month plus 25% increase every time the D.A. crosses 50%(presently Rs.18000 since D.A. crossed 100%).

7. Hostel Subsidy: Increased from Rs.300 per month to Rs.3000 per month(Rs.36,000/- per annum) under 6th Pay Commission plus 25% increase every time the D.A. crosses 50%.

8. Encashment of 10 days EL during LTC upto 60 days in total career and non deduction of EL encashment period during LTC from the 300 days EL encashment on retirement. Liberalisation in LTC for fresh recruits.

9. Air travel for all cadres of employees( including their members of family) drawing Rs.5400 Grade pay and above for LTCs, Transfers, and Official tours.

10. Child Care Leave for women employees with full pay for 2 years to take care of children upto 18 years of age.

11. Increase of Maternity Leave from 135 days to 180 days.

12. Full pension for 20 years of service by doing away with the 33 years of service condition.

13. Increase in Gratuity amount from Rs.3.5 lakhs to Rs.10.00 lakhs.

14. Steep hike in Insurance Cover under Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme(CGEGIS)

15. Steep increase in Hotel D.A: The Daily Allowance upto 5th Pay Commission were very meagre for food and hotel accommodation. It has been increased by many fold by 6th Pay Commission almost to the extent of Corporate level.

The details of benefits heaped upon the central government employees by the 6th Pay Commission goes on. Therefore the anomaly in pay fixation policy under 6th Pay Commission does not appear to be a deliberate one to put the employees in a disadvantageous position. Perhaps the 6th Pay Commission would not have anticipated the anomalies that may result.

Mr.M.Dorai, Deputy Director, ESIC Model Hospital, Bangalore (Ministry of Labour, Government of India, is the author of this article.

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE GUEST AUTHOR AND THE SAME MAY NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF GCONNECT.

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Railway Board Order: List of various allowance enhanced 25% from 01.01.2014

Railway Board Order: List of various allowance enhanced 25% from 01.01.2014

Railway Board Order for Enhancement in the rate of various allowances again by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2014 & List of Allowance enhanced:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 50/2014

No. E(PA)I-2014/SP-1/GenL. 2

New Delhi, dated 19.05.2014.

The General Managers/FA & CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units.

Sub: Enhancement in the rate of various allowances again by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2014

In accordance with The recommendations of VI CPC, the rates of various allowances admissible to different categories of railway staff were doubled.  The VI CPC while making recommendations in this regard had also recommended that the rates of these Allowances will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%. Railway Board accordingly issued instructions in respect of various allowances listed in the enclosed Annexure.

2. Consequent upon the enhancement in the rate of Dearness Allowance to 51% from 01.01.2011 it was reiterated vide Board’s letter No. No. E(P&A)I-2011/SP-1/Misc.1 dated 13.06.2011 that the rates of allowances shall increase by 25%.

3. Therate of Dearness Allowance has now been enhanced to 100% w.e.f 01.01.2014.  In order to dispel any doubts that may arise in the Railways, it is clarified that the rates of allowance listed in the enclosed Annexure shall again increase by 25% (on original VI CPC rates prescribed by Ministry of Railways) with Dearness Allowance now again having gone up ;by 50% w.e.f. 01.01.2014

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. There is no change in the other terms and conditions for grant of these allowances.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(K. Shankar),
Direfior Estt.(P&A)
Railway Bayard.

ANNEXURE

LIST OF THE VARIOUS ALLOWANCE5 THAT STAND REVISED W.E.F. 02.01.2014 ON ACCOUNT OF ENHANCEMENT IN THE RATE or DA To 100%

S.No. Name of Allowance

  1.     National Holiday Allowance
  2.     Special Allowance to Gate Keepers of Civil Engineering Level Crossings
  3.     Night Patrolling Allowance
  4.     Uniform Allowance, Nursing Allowance & Washing Allowance for Nursing Staff
  5.     Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance & Washing Allowance (RPF/SRPF Group “A”)
  6.     Special Allowance to various categories of staff:- (i) Health & Malaria Inspectors (ii) Commercial Staff in-charge of Flag Stations (iii) Teachers doing Library work (iv) Announcers – ECRCs/Comml. Clerks/TCs (v) Train Supdts/Dy. Trains Supdts. of Rajdhani Train (vi) Stewards (Dy. Train Supdt.) of Rajdhani Trains (vii) CTIs/TTEs working in HQ Flying Squad (viii) Cook/Cook mate (ix) Sr. Scale, JA Grades & SA Grade Officers entrust with the Administrative control of Hindi works
  7.     Post Graduate and Annual Allowance to Medical Officers
  8.     Breakdown Allowance to (a) Helper Gr.II/Helper Gr.I/Other Gr.’D’ Staff (b) Technician Gr.III (c) Technicians Gr.II/Technicians Gr. I/Supervisors (erstwhile Mistry) (d) Sr. Technicians/Junior Engineers and staff in higher scales
  9.     Risk Allowance to eligible unskilled staff on railways
  10.     Special Allowance to staff working in Central Ticket Checking Squad
  11.     Special Allowance to Track Maintainer deployed for manning any of the Engineering Gates

Source: AIRF

http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Enhancement%20of%20Allowances%20RBE%2050_2014.pdf

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Estimation of Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger

Estimation of Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger

What will be the difference in Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger ?

An Estimation in respect of entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Grade Pay which will fall in to each of four 6CPC revised Pay Scales PB-1, PB-2, PB-3, and PB-4

While all Central Government Employees across India are eagerly awaiting 50% DA Merger with Pay, we have attempted to estimate the difference in basic pay and DA after 50% DA Merger for entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Cadres with Grade Pay Rs.2400, Rs. 4200, Rs.5400 and Rs. 8700/-
Basis for Estimating difference in Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger

In 2004, when 50% DA Merger was made before implementation of 6th Pay Commission Report, applicable DA prior to DA merger was 61%. Then a new pay called Dearness Pay was created by taking 50% of basic pay and new DA @ 11% was calculated on basic pay and dearness pay as detailed below

Basic Pay (Rs) DP Total BP DA @ 11%
6500 3250 9750 1073

Calculation of Difference in Basic Pay and DA for proposed 50% DA Merger

Note: 1. This is only an estimation. Order for DA merger is yet to be issued by Government. Applicability and actual benefit will be known only after issue of formal orders for 50% DA merger.

2. We have taken in to account only the pay in pay band and grade pay for additional benefit out of DA merger. The impact of DA merger can also be calculated in respect of HRA and TA.

3. As DA eligibility as on 01.01.2014 is 100%, we have estimated the DA after 50% DA merger as on 01.01.2014 as 50%. The actual DA granted by Government from 01.01.2014 will be known only after issue of DA orders with effect from 01.01.2014.

4. We have estimated difference in Basic Pay and DA in respect of entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Grade Pays Viz., Rs.2400, Rs.4200, Rs. 5400 and Rs. 8700, which will fall in to 6CPC revised Pay Scales PB-1, PB-2, PB-3, and PB-4 respectively. Similarly, in respect of other grade pay in 6CPC revised pay scales also difference in Basic Pay and DA on account of 50% DA merger can be calculated

6CPC Pay Scale PB-1 Rs.5200-20200

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 7440

Grade Pay -Rs. 2400

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 9840

DA 100 % Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
9840 19680

Total Pay After 50% DA Merger

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 7440

Grade Pay – Rs. 2400

Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 4920

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 14760

DA 50% Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
7380 22140

Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 2460/-

6CPC Pay Scale PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 9300/-

Grade Pay – 4200/-

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 13500/-

DA 100 % Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
13500 27000

Total Pay After 50% DA Merger

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 9300/-

Grade Pay – Rs. 4200/-

Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 6750/-

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 20250/-

DA 50% Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
10125 30375

Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 3375/-

6CPC Pay Scale PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 15600/-

Grade Pay 5400

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 21000/-

DA 100 % Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
21000 42000

Total Pay After 50% DA Merger

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 15,600/-

Grade Pay – Rs. 5400/-

Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 10,500/-

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 31500

DA 50% Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
15750 47250

Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 5250/-

6CPC Pay Scale PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 37,400/-

Grade Pay Rs. 8700/-

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 46,100/-

DA 100 % Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
46100 92200

Total Pay After 50% DA Merger

Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 37400/-

Grade Pay – Rs. 8700/-

Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 23,050/-

Total Basic Pay – Rs. 69,150/-

DA 50% Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
34575 1,03,725

Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 11,525/-

 

Source: Gconnect.in
[http://www.gconnect.in/orders-in-brief/pay-allowances/pay/basic-pay-da-50-da-merger-estimation.html]

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Central government employees to get 10 percent hike in dearness allowance

Central government employees to get 10 percent hike in dearness allowance

10% DA hike for Central government employees

In a bonanza of sorts ahead of the festival season and in the wake of soaring prices, the Union Cabinet on Friday approved a double-digit increase in dearness allowance to 90 per cent, benefiting 50 lakh Central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners, with effect from July 1, 2013.

“The Cabinet approved the proposal to release an additional instalment of DA to Central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners, in cash, at 10 per cent over the existing rate of 80 per cent,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters here.

An official statement said they were entitled to the hike in DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic pay. The increase “is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.”

The impact on the exchequer would be about Rs. 10,879.60 crore per annum on account of DA and Rs. 7,253.10 crore on account of DR in the financial year 2013-14 (eight months from July 2013 to February 2014).

Significantly, the double-digit increase in DA has come after a gap of about three years. Since the government uses CPI-IW (Consumer Price Inflation – Industrial Workers) data for the previous 12 months to arrive at a figure for computation of any increase in DA instalment, the percentage hike is based on the retail inflation data for July 2012-June 2013.

The previous DA hike of 10 per cent was in September 2010 when the government announced an additional instalment given with effect from July 1 that year.

In April this year, the government announced DA increase from 72 to 80 per cent with effect from January 1, 2013.

Source: thehindu.com
[http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/10-da-hike-for-central-government-employees/article5151018.ece]

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DoPT Order: Revision of Headquarter Allowance admissible to Group-‘A’ Officers

 DoPT Order: Revision of Headquarter Allowance admissible to officers of organised Group-A’ Services posted in Headquarters Organisations — reg.

F. No. 4/2/2013-Estt(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi ,
Dated 17th January, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Headquarter Allowance admissible to officers of organised Group-A’ Services posted in Headquarters Organisations — reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 2/8/97-Estt. (Pay-11) dated 16th July, 1998, on the above subject and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide that the existing rates of Headquarter Allowance may be doubled.

2. These orders shall not apply to officers of services the cadres of which consist only of posts at the Headquarters organisations as also to officers of services who are not entitled to any special pay/special allowance while posted as Under Secretary/Deputy Secretary or ‘Director in the Central Secretariat.  These orders shall be effective from the first date of the month in which this O.M is
issued.
4. In so far as application of these orders to officers of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department is concerned, these orders are being issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary (Pay)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/4_2_2013-Estt.Pay-II-17012014.pdf]

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6CPC: Payment of Arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission to the university and college teachers and equivalent cadres

Payment of Arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission to the university and college teachers and equivalent cadres

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2285

ANSWERED ON 18.12.2013

PAYMENT OF ARREARS

2285 . Shri MAKHANSINGH SOLANKI

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is aware of the stalemate prevailing in the payment of arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission to the university and college teachers and equivalent cadres working under the State Governments;
(b) if so, whether the Government has agreed to give 80 percent of the additional expenditure incurred/to be incurred by the State Governments;
(c) if so, whether the Government has released any amount as its share to the State Governments including Madhya Pradesh;
(d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and
(e) if not, the time by which the said amount is likely to be released to the State Governments including Madhya Pradesh?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (DR. SHASHI THAROOR)

(a) & (b): No, Madam. The Central Government is reimbursing 80% of the expenditure incurred by the State Governments for the payment of arrears for the implementation of the revised University Grants Commission (UGC) pay scales to university teachers for the period 1.1.2006 to 31.3.2010 based on the 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations. As of today, the Central Government has released an amount of Rs.1789.56 crores out of the total allocation of Rs.2250, crores to different states.

(c) to (e): So far Central assistance has been provided to 11 State Governments to meet the expenditure incurred for the payment of salary arrears. The details of amounts reimbursed to State Governments as Central share on account of the revision of pay scales of teachers is annexed.

No amount has been claimed by Madhya Pradesh as reimbursement for payment of arrears of salaries and accordingly, no amount has been released to Madhya Pradesh.Central assistance can only be provided to States on fulfilment of all the terms and conditions of the Scheme and after the furnishing of requisite information and the prescribed undertaking by the respective State Governments.

ANNEXURE REFERRED IN REPLY TO PARTS (c) TO (e) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2285 FOR 18.12.2013 ASKED BY SHRI MAKAN SINGH SOLANKI REGARDING ARREARS OF PAY SCALE

No.
Name of the States
Amount released as Central Share
1.
Chhattisgarh
Rs.1,27,75,00,000/-
2.
Himachal Pradesh
Rs.1,96,45,69,474/-
3.
Jammu & Kashmir
Rs.43,17,60,800/-
4.
Rajasthan
Rs.2,51,13,60,000/-
5.
Arunachal Pradesh
Rs.13,78,57,759/-
6.
Tripura
Rs.6,51,20,000/-
7.
West Bengal
Rs.3,13,93,08,508/-
8.
Maharashtra
Rs.4,60,06,40,000/-
9.
Tamil Nadu
Rs.2,25,30,40,000/-
10.
Uttar Pradesh
Rs.2,09,88,57,600/-
11
Mizoram
Rs.39,78,03,000/-

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A
Via: karnmk.blogspot.in

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MACP-An Unsettled Issue Of (6CPC) Sixth Pay Commission Recommendation

MACP-An Unsettled Issue Of (6CPC) Sixth Pay Commission Recommendation
MACP is said to be the abbreviation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme, but many central government employees feel that it is Meaningless Assured Career Progression Scheme. The main objective of introducing ACP scheme was to grant financial benefits for the govt servants, those who are not getting promotions due to lack of promotional avenues. Before the introduction of ACP scheme in 1999, many central government employees retired from service without getting even single promotion in some departments. The worst part of this story is, apart from not getting promotion, they were not even been granted annual increment for many years until their retirement, as they reached the maximum of their Pay Scale. Working without any promotion and increment until the retirement is pathetic. It was the prevailing situation till the date of introducing ACP scheme.

Financial up gradation under ACP Scheme

Upon introduction of ACP scheme, central government employees were granted two financial up gradation on the completion of 12 years and 24 years of regular service respectively in the same post. According to the ACP Scheme, the central government employees were to be granted next higher pay scale of their Promotional Hierarchy as financial up gradation under ACP Scheme. So the pay equalant to the promotional post had been ensured under ACP scheme for the government servants after completion of 12 and 24 years of regular service if they were not granted regular promotion. Many central government employees were benefited by this scheme where there were no promotional avenues available for them.

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS)

The Sixth CPC recommendation on ACP scheme and government’s decision gave all the central government employees surprise and shock both. The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15of its report, has recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial up gradation would be available in the next higher grade pay whenever an employee has completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the previous ACP Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to all posts belonging to Group “A” whether isolated or not. However, organised Group “A” services will not be covered under the Scheme

The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service. The surprise was that, government’s consideration for modifying the ACP scheme to grant three financial up gradation for central government employees on completion of 10,20 and 30 years of regular service. But its decision to grant immediate next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of Grade Pay instead of Promotional Hierarchy is the shock for everyone.

The MACP Scheme envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised Pay Bands and Grade Pay. For example, if a govt servant appointed as LDC in the grade pay of Rs.1900/-, he will be granted Rs.2000/- Grade Pay as first MACP after completing 10 years of regular service though this Grade Pay is not in the promotional hierarchy of the individual concerned. Whereas the first financial up gradation to be granted under ACP Scheme will be Rs. 2400/- Grade Pay on completion of 12 years of regular service as ACP was granted on the basis of promotional hierarchy. As a result of this the Modified ACP Scheme has not served the purpose that it was supposed to. So the Modified Assured Career progression Scheme needs to be modified again. The financial up gradation has to be granted on the basis of Promotional Hierarchy of posts instead of hierarchy of Grade Pay.

The decision of Joint Committee of MACP Scheme

The Staff Side of National Anomaly committee also reiterated their demand in the last meeting of the Joint Committee of MACP Scheme held on 15.03.2011 under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary (Estt), DOPT that the financial up-gradations under the MACP Scheme should be granted in the promotional hierarchy of posts instead of the Grade Pay hierarchy. The Staff Side stated that the erstwhile ACP Scheme was implemented on the recommendations of the 5th CPC and, as such, has become a part of the service conditions of the employees. The Staff Side, therefore, contended that the Government cannot impose the MACP Scheme thereby altering the service conditions to the detriment of the employees.

In this regard the Judgment of Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh has been upheld by the Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh. In a separate case filed in CAT, Principle Bench, New Delhi, to grant next promotional Grade Pay under MACP Scheme, the Honble CAT gave its Judgment in favour of applicants based on the judgments of above cases. The appeal against the judgment of Honble High Court of Punjab and Haryana has been dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Almost all the Federations have demanded the Central Government to issue necessary instructions for granting financial up gradation under MACP scheme on Promotional hierarchy as per the Court Order. So it is high time for the government to come forward to issue the necessary order to grant financial up gradation under MACP scheme in Promotional hierarchy to make this scheme serve its purpose and avoid confusion.

Source: http://www.gservants.com/2013/12/16/macp-unsettled-issue-sixth-pay-commission-recommendation/

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6th CPC: Revised Pay and Allowances of Non-statutory Departmental Canteen Employees consequent upon the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay Commission

6th CPC: Revised Pay and Allowances of Non-statutory Departmental Canteen Employees consequent upon the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay Commission

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Pay  Commission Cell

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.
New Delhi-110 001

No.4-4/ 2008-PCC

Dated 17 Sep 2013

To
All the Heads of Circles.

Subject:- Revised Pay & Allowances of Non-statutory Departmental Canteen Employees consequent upon the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay commission.

I am directed to re-circulate the following order on the subject mentioned above for information and further necessary action.

Office Memorandum

To view Directorate’s memo No. 4-4/2008-PCC dated 17th September 2013, please CLICK HERE.

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Revised Pay and Allowances of Non-statutory Departmental Canteen Employees consequent upon the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay Commission

Revised Pay and Allowances of Non-statutory Departmental Canteen Employees consequent upon the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay Commission

 

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Pay  Commission Cell

 

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.
New Delhi-110 001

No.4-4/ 2008-PCC

Dated 17 Sep 2013

To
All the Heads of Circles.

Subject:- Revised Pay & Allowances of Non-statutory Departmental Canteen Employees consequent upon the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay commission.

I am directed to re-circulate the following order on the subject mentioned above for information and further necessary action.

Office Memorandum

To view Directorate’s memo No. 4-4/2008-PCC dated 17th September 2013, please CLICK HERE.

Source: http://www.indiapost.gov.in

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