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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e,f 01.01.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th CPC & 5th CPC

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e,f 01.01.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th CPC & 5th CPC.

Dearness Allowance : 5th CPC & 6th CPC

File No.2-16/2017-PAP
No.2-16/2017-PAP [E-3070642]
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
[Establishment Division / PAP Section]

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: -04.05.2018

To
All Chief Post Masters General,
All Post Masters General
All General Managers (Postal Accounts & Finance),
All Directors of Accounts (Postal),
The Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad, U.P. All Directors of PTCs

Subs.
1. Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e,f 01.01.2018 to 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. Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f 01.01.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

I am directed to forward herewith the copy of DOE, MOF vide its OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 28th March, 2018 on the subjects cited above for kind information and further necessary action at your end.

End.: As above.

[K. V. Vijaykumar]
Asstt. Director General [ESTT.]

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

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi.
dated the 28th March, 2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2018 to 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 26th September, 2017 regarding revision of the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f 01.07.2017 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 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3. 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s 0.M.No.1(3)/2008-E.11(5) 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.

S/d,
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).

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

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi,
dated the 28th March,2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 26th September, 2017 regarding revision of the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f 01.07.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th 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 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry s 0.M.No.1(13)197-E.II(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 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. 1

S/d,
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution
list).

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6th CPC- Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

6th CPC- Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.58/2018

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

S.No. PC-VI/385

No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

The GMs/CPO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17.11.2017 (S.No. PC-VI/379, RBE No.169/2017) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6 Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01 01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of, this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE.No. 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

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

S/d,

(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

Authority: M.oF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 28.3.2018).

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th CPC

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 58/2018

S.No. PC-VI/385
No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

The GMs/CPO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17.11.2017 (S.No. PC-VI/379, RBE No.169/2017) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 in respect of railway employees 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 railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

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

(Authority- MoF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 28.3.2018).

S/d,
(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

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MACP Scheme Effective from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008 – NC JCM Staff Side

“Item No.2, 10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP – Agenda items of the Standing Committee”

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultation, Machinery
For Central Government Employees
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No. NC-JCM-2017/Fin

January 16,2018

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi

 

Dear Sir,
Sub: Item No. 2,10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP – Agenda items of the Standing Committee:

 

Kindly refer to the above. All the three items, which were discussed together pertains to the date of effect of the MACP Scheme which was introduced by the Government on the basis of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The Staff Side demand to give effect to the revised promotional scheme from the date of the effect, the Report of the Commission itself i.e on 1.1.2006 was unfortunately not accepted by the official side and was not allowed to reach its logical conclusion i.e. either by an agreement or disagreement.

 

We now send herewith copy of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter vide W.P 3744 of 2016 dated 08/12/2017.

 

The Hon’ble apex court has categorically stated that the Govt’s decision to make the scheme effective prospectively was wrong and the scheme has to be implemented with effective from 1.1.2006. We request that the Govt. may issue necessary orders making the MACP Scheme Effective from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008. While issuing such an order it may also be clarified that the employees who were granted the benefit of ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 are not adversely affected and no recovery is ordered I from them in this connection.

 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Source: Confederation

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Anomalies in implementation of 6th CPC

Anomalies in implementation of 6th CPC

Anomalies-implementation-6th-CPC

A National Anomaly Committee, comprising 8 members from the Official-Side and 12 members from the Staff-Side was set up to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

There were five (5) meetings of the National Anomaly Committee where 55 anomalies were settled out of total 59 anomalies which were raised. The remaining 4 anomalies are pending finalisation.

A National Anomaly Committee comprising 9 members from the Official-Side and 13 members from the Staff-Side has been constituted to discuss the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. An agenda consisting of 18 items has been received from the Staff-Side for discussion which is under examination for convening the first meeting of the Committee.

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

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Important Supreme court Judgement – MACP should be given effect from 01.01.2016

Important Supreme court Judgement – MACP should be given effect from 01.01.2016

REPORTABLE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL DIARY NO.3744 OF 2016

Union of India and Ors. – Appellant(s)
Vs.
Balbir Singh Turn & Anr. – Respondent(s)

Deepak Gupta, J.

1. Applications for condonation of delay in filing and refiling the appeals are allowed.

2. This bunch of appeals is being disposed of by a common judgment since similar questions of law are involved.

3. The 6th Central Pay Commission was set up by the Government of India to make recommendations in matters relating to emoluments, allowances and conditions of service amongst other things. The Pay Commission also made recommendation with regard to armed forces personnel. On 30th August,2008, the Central Government resolved by a resolution of that date to accept the recommendation of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC for short) with regard to the personnel Below officer Rank (PBOR) subject to certain modifications clause (i) of the Resolution reads as follows:

“(i) Implementation of the revised pay structure of pay bands and grade pay, as well as pension, with effect from 01.01.2006 and revised rates of allowances (except Dearness Allowance/Relief) with effect from 01.09.2008″.

clause 9 of the Resolution reads as follows:-

“(ix) Grant of 3 ACP up-gradation after 8,16 and 24 years of service of PBORs;”

4. Under the recommendations made by the 5th CPC there was a provision for Assured Career Progression (ACP). Vide this scheme, if an employee was not promoted he was entitled to get the next higher scale of pay after completion of 12/24 years of service. The 6th CPC recommended the grant of benefit of ACP after 10 and 20 years of service. The Union of India, however decided to grant 3 ACP upgradations, after 8, 16 and 24 years of service to PBORs, as per Clause (ix) extracted above. However, it would be pertinent to mention that the 6th CPC did away with the concept of pay scales and reduced the large number of pay scales into 4 pay bands and within the pay bands there was a separate grade pay attached to a post.

5. For the purpose of this judgment we are dealing with the facts of civil appeal diary No.3744 of 2016. It would be pertinent to mention that all the petitioners before the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT for short) who are respondents before us are persons below officer rank. The respondents in this case retired after 01.01.2006 but prior to 31.08.2008. They claim that the benefit of the Modified Assured Career progression (MACP for short) was denied to them on the ground that the MACP was made applicable only with effect from 01.09.2008. The respondents approached the AFT praying that they are entitled to the benefit of MACP w.e.f 01.01.2006, i.e., the date from which the recommendation of the 6th CPC with regard to pay and benefits were made applicable. The stand of the Union of India was that the MACP was applicable only w.e.f. 01.09.2008 and, therefore, the respondents who had retired prior to the said date were not entitled to the benefit of the MACP. The AFT vide the impugned order dated 21.05.2014 held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and, therefore, in terms of Clause (i) of the Government Resolution the MACP was payable w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

6. The question that arises for decision is whether the benefit of MACP is applicable from 01.01.2006 or from 01.09.2008.

7. The answer to this question will lie in the interpretation given to the Government Resolution, relevant portion of which has been quoted here in above. A bare perusal of Clause(i) of the Resolution clearly indicates that the Central Government decided to implement the revised pay structure of pay bands and grade pay, as well as pension with effect from 01.01.2006. The second part of the Clause lays down that all allowances except the Dearness Allowance/relief will be effective from 01.09.2008. The AFT held, and in our opinion rightly so, that the benefit of MACP is part of the pay structure and will affect the grade pay of the employees and, therefore, it cannot be said that it is a part of allowances. The benefit of MACP if given to the respondents would affect their pension also.

8. We may also point out that along with this Resolution there is Annexure-I. Part-A of Annexure-I deals with the pay structure, grade pay, pay bands etc., and Item 10 reads as follows :

10 Assured Career Progression Scheme for PBORs. The Commission recommends that the time bound promotion scheme in case of PBORs shall allow two financial upgradations on completion of 10 and 20 years of service as at present. The financial upgradations under the scheme shall allow benefit of pay fixation equal to one increment along with the higher grade pay. As regards the other suggestions relating to residency period for promotion of PBORs Ministry of Defence may set up an Inter-Services Committee to consider the matter after the revised scheme of running bands is implemented (Para 2.3.34) Three ACP upgradation after 8, 16 and 24 years of service has been approved. The upgradation will take place only in the hierarchy of Grade Pays, which need not necessarily be the hierarchy in that particular cadre.

Part-B of Annexure-I deals with allowances, concessions & benefits and Conditions of Service of Defence Forces Personnel. It is apparent that the Government itself by placing MACP in Part-A of Annexure-I was considering it to be the part of the pay structure.

9. The MACP Scheme was initially notified vide Special Army Instructions dated 11.10.2008. The Scheme was called the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for Personnel Below Officer Rank in the Indian Army. After the Resolution was passed by the Central Government on 30.08.2008 Special Army Instructions were issued on 11.10.2008 dealing with revision of pay structure. As far as ACP is concerned Para 15 of the said letter reads as follows:

“15. Assured Career Progression. In pursuance with the Government Resolution of Assured Career Progression (ACP), a directly recruited PBOR as a Sepoy, Havildar or JCO will be entitled to minimum three financial upgradations after 8, 16 and 24 years of service. At the time of each financial upgradation under ACP, the PBOR would get an additional increment and next higher grade pay in hierarchy.

Thereafter, another letter was issued by the Adjutant General Branch on 03.08.2009. Relevant portion of which reads as follows:-

“…….The new ACP (3 ACP at 8, 16 and 24 years of service) should be applicable w.e.f. 1 Jan 2006, and the old provns (operative w.e.f. the Vth Pay Commission) would be applicable till 31 Dec. 05. Regular service for the purpose of ACP shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade.

Finally, on 30.05.2011 another letter was issued by the Ministry of Defence, relevant portion of which reads as follows:-

“5. The Scheme would be operational w.e.f. 1st Sep. 2008. In other words, financial up-gradations as per the provisions of the, earlier ACP scheme (of August 2003) would be granted till 31.08.2008.”

Therefore, even as per the understanding of the Army and other authorities up till the issuance of the letter dated 30.05.2011 the benefit of MACP was available from 01.01.2006.

10. As already held by us above, there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure. It affects the pay of the employee and he gets a higher grade pay even though it may be in the same pay band. It has been strenuously urged by Col. R. Balasubramanian, learned counsel for the UOI that the Government took the decision to make the Scheme applicable from 01.09.2008 because many employees would have lost out in case the MACP was made applicable from 01.01.2006 and they would have had to refund the excess amount, if any, paid to them. His argument is that under the old Scheme if somebody got the benefit of the ACP he was put in the higher scale of pay. After merger of pay scales into pay bands an employee is only entitled to higher grade pay which may be lower than the next pay band. Therefore, there may be many employees who may suffer.

11. We are only concerned with the interpretation of the Resolution of the Government which clearly states that the recommendations of 6th CPC as modified and accepted by the Central Government in so far as they relate to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay etc. will apply from 01.01.2006. There may be some gainers and some losers but the intention of the Government was clear that this Scheme which is part of the pay structure would apply from 01.01.2006. We may also point out that the Resolution dated 30.08.2008 whereby the recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted with modifications and recommendations with regard to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay etc. have been made applicable from 01.01.2006. This is a decision of the Cabinet.

This decision could not have been modified by issuing executive instruction. The letter dated 30.05.2011 flies in the face of the Cabinet decision reflected in the Resolution dated 30.08.2008. Thus, administrative instruction dated 30.05.2011 is totally ultra vires the Resolution of the Government.

12. Col. R. Balasubramanian, learned counsel for the UOI relied upon the following three judgments viz. P.K. Gopinathan Nair & Ors. v. Union of India and Ors. 1 , passed by the High Court of Kerala on 22.03.2017, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board v. Shashi Malik & Ors.2, passed by the High Court of Delhi on 01.09.2016, K.K. Anandan & Ors. v. The Principal Accountant General Kerala (Audit) & Ors3 passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench, Kerala on 08.02.2013. In our view, none of these judgments is applicable because the issue whether the MACP is part of the pay structure or allowances were not considered in any of these cases.

13. In this view of the matter we find no merit in the appeals, which are accordingly disposed of. All pending applications are also disposed of.

…………………………..J.
(Madan B. Lokur)

……………………………J.
(Deepak Gupta)

New Delhi
December 08, 2017

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

RATE OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE 5TH CPC AND 6TH CPC

No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 7th April, 2017 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 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 136% to 139% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(13)/2008-E.II(B) dated 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).

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Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission – Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass / PTO – relaxation of Rule

Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass / PTO – relaxation of Rule

Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission

RBE No. 48 / 2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.F(E)III/2008/LE-1/1

New Delhi, dated: 16.05.2017.

The GMs/FA&CAOs
All Zonal Rallways/PUs, etc
(As per mailing list) .

Subject: Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission – Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass / PTO – relaxation of Rule – reg.
Attention is Invited to Board’s letters of even number dated 29.10.2008 & 02.02.2011 on the above mentioned subject.

2. The provisions of encashment of leave while availing Pass/PTO were. relaxed vide Board’s letter dated 15.12.2014 on receipt of representations from Railway employees who failed to avail of the benefit during the previous, block period despite availing Pass/PTO and leave during that block period.

3. In terms of Rule 10 of the CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988, a Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years. This means, a government servant, governed by CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988. can all encashment of leave twice – one while availing LTC for the current Block and another for the carry forwarded LTC of the preceding Block. Similar provision is not available in the Railway Services (Liberalized Leave) Rules, 1949 contained in IREC Vol. I / 1985 – Edition.

4. Despite giving one time relaxation mentioned in pars 2 above, representations are all being received for relaxation of the provisions of the encashment of leave for the previous Block periods. .

5. The Competent Authority after. examining the matter has decided that railway employees, who failed to avail of the benefit of encashment of leave in the preceding block period of two years, which. ended on 31.08.2016 and onwards, can avail of the same within the first year of the succeeding block period of two years by fulfilling all conditions stipulated in this regard.

 

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance(Estt.),
Railway Board.

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

S.No.PC-VI/372

RBE NO. 150/2016

New Delhi, dated 14/12/2016

No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, M/o Railways vide letter No. PC-VII/20 16/1/7/2/1 dated 11.11.2016 (RBE. No.131/2016) had issued orders on rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to Railway employees based on the revised pay structure (7th CPC) that came into effect from 01.01.2016.

2. The above rate, however, is not applicable to those Railway employees who had exercised an option to continue in the pre-revised scales of pay based on 6th CPCs recommendations or to those whose pay and allowances had not been revised, for different reasons.

3. The rate of DA w.e.f 01.01.2016 for Railway employees in pre-revised scale of pay, were issued by M/o Railways vide letter PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 08.04.2016 (S.no. PC-VI/364,RBE No.32/2016).

4. Accordingly, the rate of DA admissible to Railway employees who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band/grade pay as per 6 th CPC recommendations, shall be enhanced from the existing 125% to 132% w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

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

(Authority:- MoF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E(II)B dated 09.11.2016.)

sd/-
(M.K. Panda)
Joint Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/

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Revision of the existing rates of Daily Officiating Allowance in the pay structure recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission

Revision of the existing rates of Daily Officiating Allowance in the pay structure recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VI No.369/2016
RBE No.80/2016

No.E(P&A)I-2011/FE-4/1

New Delhi, Dated: 04-07-2016

The General Manager
All Indian Railways & Production Units,etc

Subject: Revision of the existing rates of Daily Officiating Allowance in the pay structure recommended by the VI Central Pay Commission.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-98/CPC/PA-3 dated 08.03.1999

The NFIR had raised a demand in the PNM Forum for revising the rates of Daily officiating allowance in the pay structure recommended by the VI CPC. A reference in this regard was also received from AIRF.

2. The matter has been considered by Board and have decided to revise the existing rates of Daily officiating Allowance in the VI CPC pay structure as indicated in the enclosed Annexure.

3. The revised rates of Daily Officiating Allowance are admissible from 01.09.2008. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

4. This has the sanction of the President and issues with the concurrence of the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Source : AIRF

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Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.1.2016

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.1.2016

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Press Information Bureau
Government of India

23-March, 2016

The 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. 01.01.2016. This represents an increase of 6 percent over the existing rate of 119 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

This will benefit about 50 lakh Government employees and 58 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 of Rs. 6796.50 crore per annum and Rs.7929.24 crore respectively, in the financial year 2016-17 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2016 to February, 2017).

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Discrimination in Structure of Military Service Pay – Defence Minister Reply

Discrimination in Structure of Military Service Pay – Defence Minister Reply

Military Service Pay is paid as a compensation to the Armed Forces personnel as a recognition for the intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of their service.

Defence Minister has clarified about Military Service Pay (MSP) is being paid to the Armed Forces Personnel w.e.f. 1st September, 2008.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

15-March-2016

Discrimination in Structure of Giving MSP

Military Service Pay (MSP) is being paid to the Armed Forces Personnel w.e.f. 1st September, 2008. It is a compensation paid to the Armed Forces personnel as a recognition for the intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of their service. On recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission, MSP was introduced for the first time in respect of Armed Forces.

The MSP being paid to Armed Forces Personnel is in two slabs:-

(i) For Officers – Rs.6,000 per month

(ii) For JCOs/OR – Rs.2,000 per month.

However, Government has separately provided a number of allowances based on risks and hardships involved at a location / in an operation, such as High Altitude Allowances, Field Area / Modified Area Allowances, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra in Rajya Sabha today.

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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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Central Employees DA release not discussed in cabinet meeting

Central Employees DA release not discussed in cabinet meeting

New Delhi: The release of Dearness Allowance (DA) did not figure in the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, despite media saying earlier that it would raise the issue in the meeting.

The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, discussed only the controversial issue of land ordinance, which was allowed to lapse on August 31 at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi official residence, 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here.

“The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to an order issued by government on August 28 to extend the provisions of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement available to farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act to 13 other central laws as well,” a senior officer in the PMO said.

“The release of the Dearness Allowance (DA) was not discussed at all in the meeting,” the official told The Sen Times.

The government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 119 per cent from the existing 113 per cent, benefiting the around 30 lakh central government employees and 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

“The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 works out to be 6.77 per cent. Thus the Central government will hike dearness allowance for it employees by 6 per cent,” an official of Finance Ministry said.

He further said the Finance Ministry will put a Cabinet proposal later in this month for approval of 6 per cent dearness allowance hike from July 1 this year as the revised Consumer Price Index number for Industrial Workers for June was released by Labour Ministry on July 31.

With increase in DA, the pensioners will also gain as the benefit provided to them as dearness relief will be hiked to 119 per cent of pension.

The central government in April hiked dearness allowance by 6 percent to 113 percent of the central government employees and pensioners’ basic pay with effect from January.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, an official statement had said.

The release further said the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs 6,762.24 crore per annum, and Rs 7,889.34 crore in the 2015-16 (for a period of 14 months from January 2015 to February 2016).

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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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Correlation of Piece Work Rates after implementation of 6th CPC pay scales

Correlation of Piece Work Rates after implementation of 6th CPC pay scales

 No.46/(2/)2013-D(Estt./NG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence Production

New Delhi, dated 4th March, 2014

To
The Secretary,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10A, S.K.Bose Road,
Kolkatta – 700001

Sub: Correlation of Piece Work Rates after implementation of 6th CPC pay scales.

Sir,
I am directed to state that the question of Correlation of piece work rates in the Ordnance Factories Organisation to the revised pay scales, on the basis of recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission has been under consideration of the Government for some time and the President has been pleased to decided on the implementation of the new scheme of correlation of piece work rates as indicated below :-

i) Piece work rates would be correlated to the minimum of the pay band-I + GP Rs.1900 i.e. Rs.5200 + Rs.1900 = Rs.7100/- for all category/grades of workers deployed on piece work system.
ii) The difference between the actual basic pay of a worker and Rs.7100/- shall be paid to him as a separate element as “Incremental Pay”.
iii) The production warrants will be issued in terms of times without 25% built-in incentive. However, as per existing procedure relevant to preparation of wage rolls for piece workers and labour costing, output hours will be reckoned as standard Man Hours (SMH) plus 25% built in incentive.
iv) The time estimates in all the existing labour rate forms will be reviewed as per production requirement.
v) The existing ceiling of 75% on piece work profit will continue.

2. The above orders will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

3. OFB should made all out efforts to sbsorb the additional cost to the extent possible by periodical revision in material estimate and labour estimate. OFB must scrupulously follow the practice of revision of rates whenever there is change in design, material composition and introduction of latest machines.

4. Operational instructions will be issued by Ordnance Factory Board.

5. This issue with the concurrence of the Defence Finance vide their diary No.97/IF/DP-I dated 4.3.2014.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Biswajit Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source-http://bpms.org.in/documents/piece-work-co-relation-1chh.pdf

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Not considering proposal to set up 7th Pay Commission: Govt

Not considering proposal to set up 7th Pay Commission: 

 

Government Admitting that there have been demands for setting up of 7th Pay Commission, government said that no such proposal is under consideration for such exercise, which would have been resulted in upward revision of centre’s over 85 lakh employees’ and pensioners’ pay scales.

“The recommendations of the previous .. 6th Central Pay Commission were given effect to from January 1, 2006. Therefore, at present no proposal to constitute the 7th Pay Commission is under consideration of the government,” Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena told Lok Sahba on Friday in a written reply.

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Grant of arrear of stagnation increment, consequent to the implementation of 6th CPC — reg.

NFIR
National Federation of India

No.1/I
Dated: 13.06.2012.

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
Government of India,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub:- Grant of arrear of stagnation increment, consequent to the implementation of 6th CPC — reg.

During the period when recommendations of 5th Central Pay Commission were in vogue i.e. prior to implementation of the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, there were employees, who had reached the maximum of the scale of pay and (5th CPC) were in receipt of stagnation increment, after an interval of two years.

Fixation of pay of such employees as per recommendations of 6th cpc was done based on pay drawn by them on 31.02.2005 and they were given increment from 1st July, 2006. The pay structure of 6th CPC was given effect from 01.01.2006. However, such of the stagnated employees were not extended the under noted benefits:-

“Those employees should have been extended the benefit of their normal increment during Feb to June 2006 as if they were not stagnating during the same period. They may also be considered accordingly for re-fixation of pay and payment of consequent arrears.”

The above demand of the employees assumes more significance because of the fact that such employees had been stagnating for longer durations in the same scale of pay without any promotion, and really deserved the financial benefits. Since number of such employees is not going to be too large, NFIR therefore, requests the DOPT to issue instructions for granting the benefit mentioned above. Action taken in the matter may be advised to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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