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Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

 Dated: 20.06.2017

No. IV/NFIR/7CPC (Imp)/R.B.2016/Part I

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)-reg.

MACPS ‘Very Good’ Benchmarking should be scrapped:

After discussion, it was agreed to send a cogent communication about the Railway employees’ working system for exempting Railways from the revised ‘Very Good’ benchmarking. In this context, NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/DoP&T dated 23/08/2016 addressed to Cabinet Secretary and letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 09/01/2017 addressed to Railway Board may be connected.

7th CPC Pay Matrices and Option for Pay Fixation for those who were granted increment on 1st July or those promoted in between 01/01/2016 and the date of notification:

The Railway Board have clarified that instructions already exist for granting option. NFIR, however, pointed out that on several Zones, the Option opportunity has been denied as the Zonal Railways as well as Divisions have not understood the provisions contained in Board’s instructions and demanded that illustrations be issued by the Railway Board through clarificatory instructions.

After discussion it was agreed to.

Yours fraternally

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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7th Pay Commission: Revised Allowances Likely From July, Says Report

7th Pay Commission: Revised Allowances Likely From July, Says Report

7th Pay Commission

The Lavasa committee has suggested some modifications to 7th pay commissions recommendations on some allowances.
Central government employees are likely to get revised allowances (including HRA) from next month, reported. Revised 7th pay commission related allowances are expected to give a further boost to consumer spending and thus the broader economy, analysts say. The report, citing sources, said that the Cabinet could take up the proposal of 7th pay commission allowances later this month. The Ashok Lavasa committee, which examined the 7th pay commission’s recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. An Empowered Committee of Secretaries was set up screen the report and firm up proposals for the Cabinet.

The Lavasa committee suggested some modifications in some allowances that are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories, the finance ministry said in a statement.

The government had last year accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. The 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.
The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA or dearness allowance crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when it crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

The 7th pay commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

The Cabinet had earlier approved modification in recommendations of the 7th pay commission relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on recommendations of a high-level panel. The decision will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

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Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06.2017

No PC-V/2011/M/4/NF IR
The General Secretary NFIR

3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,

Sub:-Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR s letter No. IV/MACPS/Part 10, dt. 16.05.2017 on the above subject and to state that tile instructions for fixation of pay at the time of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS are contained in Para-4 of the Annexure to Board’s letter dt. 10.06.09 (RBE NoA 01/2009) which stipulates as under:-

“Benefit of pay fixation available at the time Df regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgraiation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade pay as granted under MACPS”.

In view of the above, nodal Branches for 6th  & 7th CPC viz. PC-VI and PC-VII, have been consulted. They have advised that the Additional Allowance/Special Running Staff Allowance is not reckoned for fixation of pay on promotion. As such it is not feasible to reckon the same for pay fixation purpose while granting financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Advances – 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance

Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.

Grant-of-Advances-7thCPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2017 / AD 1-1

RBE No. 52/2017

New Delhi, dated 30.05.2017

The General Managers & FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest-free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government’s decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No.12(1)E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Natural Calamity Advance in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2.The Government’s decision in respect of abolition of advance of Natural Calamity Advance has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Natural Calamity advance w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3.The provisions in respect of Natural Calamity Advance are contained in paras 1123 and 1123(A) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM) Volume-I. In view of the above, it is directed that paras 1123 and 1123 (A) of IREM may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.238.

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

5.Please acknowledge receipt.

DA: Correction Slip.

S/d,
(D.Joseph)
Dy.Dir./E(G) III
Railway Board

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT

MANUAL VOLUME-I

Advance Correction Slip No.238.

The following amendments may be made to Para 1123 and 1123(A) of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I

Para 1123 and 1123(A) may be substituted as under:

Para 1123 and 1123(A) Natural Calamity Advance

The provisions stand deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.

(Authority : Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2017/AD 1-1 dated 30/05/2017)

Source: NFIR

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Non implementation of 7th CPC for Pensioners of autonomous bodies

Non implementation of 7th CPC for Pensioners of autonomous bodies

No.5/3/2017-Plant-D

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 02.06.2017

To,

Shri MR. Sudharshan,
222, 9th Main Road,
Sri Venkataramana Swamy Temple Street,
Srinagara- 560050,
Karnataka.
E-mail: mrs44545@hotmail.com

Subject: Grievance Registration “No. DOPPW/E/2017/08318 dated 25.05.2017 regarding “Non implementation of 7th CPC for Pensioners of autonomous bodies”.

Sir,

With reference to the above mentioned subject, it is informed that the proposal of extension of the revised payscale of 7th CPC to the employees of autonomous bodies is under consideration of Finance Division, Department of Commerce. The benefits of 7th CPC and enhanced Dearness Relief to the pensioners will be considered after finalization of the pay scales of the employees of the Autonomous Bodies in accordance with 7th CPC.

 

Yours faithfully,
(M.S. Banerjee)
Under Secretary

Source: http://www.irtsa.net

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Upgradation of the posts of Sr. SO (A/cs)/Sr. TIA/Sr. ISA in the Railways as recommended by 7 CPC – clearance of DoP&T

Upgradation of the posts of Sr. SO (A/cs)/Sr. TIA/Sr. ISA in the Railways as recommended by 7 CPC – clearance of DoP&T

NFIR

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B/Part I

Dated: 26.05.2017

Special attention: Executive Director/PC-II

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Upgradation of the posts of Sr. SO (A/cs)/Sr. TIA/Sr. ISA in the Railways as recommended by 7 CPC – clearance of DoP&T-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 15/2013.

Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016 (RBE No. 93/2016) to the GMs etc.

NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B. dated 12/09/2016 & 15/11/2016 & 26/11/2016 addressed to Board.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the correspondence cited under reference. Federation also invites Board’s attention to DoP&T’s ID Note No. 1198678/18- Estt/11405 dated 2nd February 2017 to the Ministry of Railways (EDPC-II).

In this connection, Federation re-iterates that the Ministry of Finance vide resolution dated 25th July 2016 had referred the 7th CPC specific recommendation (Para No. 11.40.83, 11.40.124 of. 7th CPC) to DoP&T for examination. Sadly, the DoP&T has given reply stating that the revision of pay scales and pay structure does not come under the administrative domain of DoP&T and has advised the Railway Ministry to consult Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance for the purpose.

NFIR also vide letter dated 26/11/2016 had sought copies of the references made by the Railway Ministry on the subject but unfortunately till date the copies have not been made available. Federation also desires to know the Board’s initiative for ensuring implementation of 7th CPC recommendation.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to kindly make available copies of the references made to DoP&T/MoF. The Federation further requests that appropriate communication may be sent to the DoP&T/MoF seeking approval for implementation of 7th CPC recommendation relating to upgradation of CMA, CMS, ACM & SSO (Accounts).

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Extension of the benefit of bunching to Assistant Accounts Officers as per the recommendations of 7CPC

Extension of the benefit of bunching to Assistant Accounts Officers as per the recommendations of 7CPC

No:- NFCAA/HQ/A-2/2017

Dated: 22.05.2017

To,
Shri Anthony Lianzuala,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023

Subject: – Extension of the benefit of bunching to Assistant Accounts Officers as per the recommendations of 7CPC.

Sir,

I have been directed to draw your kind and personnel attention to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II letter No:- AICAEA Cat-II/CHQ/2017/27 dated 27.04.2017 (Copy enclosed) on the above mentioned subject and state that, it is nearly eight months the Implementation Cell of Department of Expenditure vide order No:- 1-6/2016-IC dated 07.09.2016 has conveyed its decision to implement the recommendation of 7CPC regarding the bunching benefit to entitled employees and officers, but the Assistant Accounts Officers of Civil Accounts Organization have not yet been extended the benefit inspite of an order issued by your office in this respect. As such the Assistant Accounts Officers have become aggrieved due to non-receipt of their legitimately due benefit.

Therefore, on behalf of this federation, I seek your kind intervention into the matter so that the issue is settled at the earliest.

Four your kind and early favorable action this federation shall be highly thankful to you.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,
(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

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Inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances

Inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: May 23, 2017

The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances

It is a matter of regret that, in spite of all the persuasions made by the Staff Side(JCM) there is inordinate delay in finalization of recommendations of the Ashok Lavasa Committee on Allowances. More than one year and three months have passed after implementation of the report of the VII CPC, but the employees are still getting allowances at the old rates as had been recommended by the VI CPC.

The Committee on Allowances took longer time while finalizing its recommendations, but it is a matter of deep regret that, even after submission of the report by the said committee, the same has not been made available to the Staff Side(JCM), therefore, we do not know what recommendations have been made by the said committee.

Staff Side(JCM), therefore, requests that the recommendations of the Allowances Committee should be made available to the Staff Side(JCM).

Moreover, it would be highly appreciated that, the Allowances should be implemented without any further delay, and the date of the implementation should be w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

With Kind Regards!

Sincerely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)

Source: NCJCM Staff Side

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Amendments in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Amendments in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

BY SPEED POST

No.F.14021/3/2016-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi,
Dated :19/22.05.2017

(i)The Chief Secretaries of All States/UTs
(ii) JS(P), Ministry of Home Affairs North Block, New Delhi
(iii) JS(IFS), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

Subject: Amendments in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – reg.

Sir/Madam,

The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated the 16th May, 2017 has made certain changes in the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The following changes are relevant for All India Service officers:

(i) The Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13 of Civil Pay Matrix shall be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. Accordingly, the Civil Pay Matrix as contained in Schedule-III of IAS (Pay) Rule, 2016 dated 08.09.2016, IPS (Pay) Rule, 2016 dated the 23.09.2016 and IFS (Pay) Rule, 2016 dated 28.09.2016 shall be revised as at Appendix-I (copy enclosed)

(ii) The provision contained in Rule 7 of the aforesaid Rules shall be revised to the extent that the benefit of pay protection in the form of personal pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, as envisaged therein, shall be given effect from 1st January, 2016 instead of 25th July, 2016. Further, this benefit shall also be extended to officers from Services under Central Staffing Scheme, coming on deputation to Central Government, on posts not covered under Central Staffing Scheme.

Accordingly, the Rule 7 of IAS (Pay) Rule, 2016 dated 08.09.2016, IPS (Pay) Rule, 2016 dated the 23.09.2016 and IFS (Pay) Rule, 2016 dated 28.09.2016 shall be revised as under:

7. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation.

“If the pay of the AIS officers posted on deputation to the Central Government, is fixed in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay on the post to which they are appointed on deputation, and happens to be lower than the pay they would have been entitled to had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the 1st January, 2016″.

  1. The State Government is requested to furnish their comments on the proposed amendments immediately and positively by 26th May, 2017. If no reply is received by this time, it would be presumed that the State Government concurs with the said amendments.
  2. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

APPENDIX-I
Pay Matrix (w.e.f 01.01.2016)

Pay Band 15600-39100 37400-67000 67000-79000 75500-80000 80000
Grade Pay 5400 6600
(STS)
7600
(JAG)
8700
(Selection Grade)
8900 10000
Level 10 11 12 13 13A 14 15 16 17
1 56100 67700 78800 123100 131100 144200 182200 205400 225000
2 57800 69700 81200 126800 135000 148500 187700 211600
3 59500 71800 83600 130600 139100 153000 193300 217900
4 61300 74000 86100 134500 143300 157600 199100 224400
5 63100 76200 88700 138500 147600 162300 205100
6 65000 78500 91400 142700 152000 167200 211300
7 67000 80900 94100 147000 156600 172200 217600
8 69000 83300 96900 151400 161300 177400 224100
9 71100 85800 99800 155900 166100 182700
10 73200 88400 102800 160600 171100 188200
11 75400 91100 105900 165400 176200 193800
12 77700 93800 109100 170400 181500 199600
13 80000 96600 112400 175500 186900 205600
14 82400 99500 115800 180800 192500 211800
15 84900 102500 119300 186200 198300 218200
16 87400 105600 122900 191800 204200
17

90000 108800 126600 197600 210300
18 92700 112100 130400 203500 216600
19 95500 115500 134300 209600
20 98400 119000 138300 215900
21 101400 122600 142400
22 104400 126300 146700
23 107500 130100 151100
24 110700 134000 155600
25 114000 138000 160300
26 117400 142100 165100
27 120900 146400 170100
28 124500 150800 175200
29 128200 155300 180500
30 132000 160000 185900
31 136000 164800 191500
32 140100 169700 197200
33 144300 174800 203100
34 148600 180000 209200
35 153100 185400
36 157700 191000
37 162400 196700
38 167300 202600
39 172300 208700
40 177500

Signed Copy

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Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc

No.14021/4/2016-AIS(11)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,
Dated : 19.05.2017

To,
The Chief Secretaries of
All States/Union Territories.

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc.- reg.

Sir,

I am directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare by its OM No. 38/37/2016- P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017 (copy enclosed) has issued the necessary detailed order on the above mentioned subject.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare to the members of All India Services has been considered and it has been decided that the provisions contained in the aforesaid Office Memorandum issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners shall be equally applicable Mutatis-Mutandis to members of All India Service governed by the All India Service (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958.

Encl : as above.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Kavitha Padmanaban)
Deputy Secretary (Services)


Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners –  O.M.12th may 2017

No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated :12.05.2017

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc.

The undersigned is directed to say that the 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC), in its Report, recommended two formulations for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners. A Resolution No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 04.08.2016 was issued by this Department indicating the decisions taken by the Government on the various recommendations of the 7th CPC on pensionary matters.

2.Based on the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in accordance with second Formulation were issued vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016. It was provided in this O.M. that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners shall be determined by multiplying the pension/family pension as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the recommendations of the 6th CPC, by 2.57.

3.In accordance with the decision mentioned in this Department’s Resolution 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 04.08.2016 and OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016, the feasibility of the first option recommended by 7th CPC has been examined by a Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.

4. The aforesaid Committee has submitted its Report and the recommendations made by the Committee have been considered by the Government. Accordingly, it has been decided that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF’s, who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per the first Formulation. In the case of family pensioners who were entitled to family pension at enhanced rate, the revised family pension shall be 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and shall be payable till the period up to which family pension at enhanced rate is admissible as per rules. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

5.It has also been decided that higher of the two Formulations i,e. the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 or the revised pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 above, shall be granted to pre-2016 central civil pensioners as revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases where pension/family pension being paid w.e.f. 1.1.2016 in accordance with this Departments OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 happens to be more than pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 above, the pension/family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016.

6. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) (iii) dated 10.02.1998 for revision of pension/ family pension in respect of Government servants who retired or died before 01.01.1986, by notional fixation of their pay in the scale of pay introduced with effect from 01.01.1986. The notional pay so worked out as on 01.01.1986 was treated as average emoluments/last pay for the purpose of calculation of notional pension/family pension as on 01.01.1986. The notional pension/family pension so arrived at was further revised with effect from 01.1996 and was paid in accordance with the instructions issued for revision of pension/family pension of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

7. Accordingly, for the purpose of calculation of notional pay w.e.f. 1.1.2016 of those Government servants who retired or died before 01.01.1986, the pay scale and the notional pay as on 1.1.1986, as arrived at in terms of the instructions issued vide this Department’s OM 45/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 10.02.1998, will be treated as the pay scale and the pay of the concerned Government servant as on 1.1.1986. In the case of those Government servants who retired or died on or after 01.01.1986 but before 1.1.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 1.1.2016 in accordance with para 4 above.

8.The minimum pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs. 9000/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension to old pensioners). The upper ceiling on pension/family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Government is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 01.01.2016).

9.The pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of Para 4 and 5 above shall be treated as ‘Basic Pension’ with effect from 01.01.2016. The revised pension/family pension includes dearness relief sanctioned from 1.2016 and shall qualify for grant of Dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter.

10.The existing instructions regarding regulation of dearness relief to employed/re-employed pensioners/family pensioners, as contained in Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. No. 45173/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999, as amended from time to time, shall continue to apply.

11. These orders would not be applicable for the purpose of revision of pension of those pensioners who were drawing compulsory retirement pension under Rule 40 of the CCS (Pension) Rules or compassionate allowance under Rule 41 of the CCS (Pension) Rules. The pensioners in these categories would continue to be entitled to revised pension in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016.

12. The pension of the pensioners who are drawing monthly pension from the Government on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies will also be revised in accordance with these orders. However, separate orders will be issued for revision of pension of those pensioners who had earlier drawn one time lump sum terminal benefits on absorption in public sector undertakings, etc. and are drawing one-third restored pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time.

13.In cases where, on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies, the terms of absorption and/or the rules permit grant of family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway employees/members of All India Services, the family pension being drawn by family pensioners will be updated in accordance with these orders.

14.Since the consolidated pension will be inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, the commuted portion will be deducted from the said amount while making monthly disbursements.

15.The quantum of age-related pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/ family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:-

Aqe of pensioner/family pensioner Additional quantum of pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years 20% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years 30% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years 40% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years 50% of revised basic pension / family pension
100 years or more 100% of revised basic pension / family pension

The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order.

For Example, in case where a pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his/her revised pension is Rs.10,000 pm, the pension will be shown as (i).Basic pension=Rs.10,000 and (ii) Additional pension = Rs.2,000 pm. The pension on his/her attaining the age of 85 years will be shown as (1).Basic Pension = Rs.10,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm. Dearness relief will be admissible on the additional pension available to the old pensioners also.

16.A few examples of calculation of pension/family pension in the manner prescribed above are given in Annexure-1 to this O.M.

17.No arrears on account of revision of Pension/Family pension on notional fixation of pay will be admissible for the period prior to 1.1.2016. The arrears on account of revision of pension/family pension in terms of these orders would be admissible with effect from 01.01.2016. For calculation of arrears becoming due on the revision of pension/ family pension on the basis of this 0.M., the arrears of pension and the revised pension/family pension already paid on revision of pension/family pension in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 shall be adjusted.

18. It shall be the responsibility of the Head of Department and Pay and Accounts Office attached to that office from which the Government servant had retired or was working last before his death to revise the pension/ family pension of pre – 2016 pensioners/ family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016 in accordance with these orders and to issue a revised pension payment authority. The Pension Sanctioning Authority would impress upon the concerned Head of Office for fixation of pay on notional basis at the earliest and issue revised authority at the earliest. The revised authority will be issued under the existing PPO number and would travel to the Pension Disbursing Authority through the same channel through which the original PPO had travelled.

19.These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, and the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services, including officers of the Indian Civil Service retired from service on or after 1.1.1973. A pensioner/family pensioner who became entitled to pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 consequent on retirement/death of Government servant on 31.12.2015, would also be covered by these orders. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence in regard to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners.

20 These orders do not apply to retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges and other Constitutional/Statutory Authorities whose pension etc. is governed by separate rules/orders.

21. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their 1. D. No. 30-1/33(c)/2016-1C dated 11.05.2017 and 1.D. No. 30-1/33(c)/2016-IC dated 12.05.2017.

22.In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

23.Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Heads of Department/Controller of Accounts, Pay and Accounts Officers, and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on top priority basis. All Ministries/Departments are requested to accord top priority to the work of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners and issue the revised Pension Payment Authority in respect of all pre-2016 pensioners.

24. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,

(Harjit Singh)

Director

ANNEXURE – I

Examples

(Reference Para 16 of OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) Dated 12th May,2017.)

S.No

Description

1 gf case

 2r1° Case

3ra Case

4Th Case

1. Date of Retirement

31.12.1984

31 01.1989

30-06.1999

31.05.2015

2.

Scale of Pay (or Pay Band & G.P.) at the time of retirement

OR

Notional pay scale as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986

975-1660

(4th CPC Scale)

3000-4500

(4th CPC Scale)

4000-6000

(5th CPC Scale)

6700049000

(6th CPC Scale)

3. Pay on retirement

OR

Notional pay as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986

1210

4000

4800

79000

4. Pension             as on 01.01.2016

before revision

4191

12600

5424

39500

5. Family          pension          as        on

01.01.2016 before revision

3500

7560

3500

23700

6. Family pension at enhanced

rate  as  on       01.01.2016

before revision (if applicable)

NA

N.A.

NA

39500

7. Revised pension by

multiplying pre-revised

pension by 2.57

10771

32382

13940

101515

8.

Revised family pension by multiplying pre-revised family pension by 2.57

9000

19430

9000

60909

Revised family pension                      at

enhanced rate by multiplying pre-revised enhanced family pension by 2.57

NA

NA

N.A.

101515

10. Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.1996

3710

(3200-4900)

11300

(10000-15200)

N.A.

NA

11. Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2006

8910

(PB-I, GP 2000)

27620

(PB-3, GP 6600)

11330

(PB-1, GP-2400)

NA

12. Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2016

23100 (Level 3)

7 800 (Level-11)

29600 (Leval-4)

205100 (Level-15)

13. Revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per first formulation.

11550

35900

14800

102550

14. Revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per first formulation.

9000

21540

9000

61530

15. Revised family pension at enhanced rate w.e.f. 1.1,2016 as per first formulation.

NA

N.A.

N.A.

102550

16. Revised pension payable (Higher of S. No. 7 and 13)

11550

35900

14800

102550

17. Revised family pension payable (Higher of S.No. 8 and 14)

9000

21540

9000

61530

18. Revised family pension at enhanced rate payable (Higher of S.No. 9 and 15)

NA

N.A.

N.A.

102550

Signed Copy

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Fitment Tables and the Ready Reckoners for pre 2016 pensioners

Fitment Tables and the Ready Reckoners for pre 2016 pensioners

India’s First 7th CPC Notional Pay Based Pension – Ready Reckoner

We present you with the first Ready Reckoner for Pensioner as per Order OM No: 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12th May 2017.

It’s with great pleasure we present you the Ready Reckoner which make your life easy in understanding your revised Notional Pay Pension based on 7th CPC Matrix Table. There are certain table which you would need to refer other orders and we will explain that in detail.

7th CPC Notional Pay Pension Ready Reckoner designed based on the concurrent table as per Order OM No: 38/40/12-P&PW(A) Dated 28-01-2013.

4th CPC
S.No 1

5th CPC
S-1

PB 1
GP 1800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

750 – 884 2550 – 2780 7330 9250 9000
898 – 926 2840 – 2900 7330 9250 9000
940 2960 – 3020 7330 – 7420 9550 9000
3080 – 3140 7530 – 7640 9850 9000
3200 7760 10150 9000

4th CPC
S.No 2

5th CPC
S-2

PB 1
GP 1800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

775 – 899 2610 – 2790 7330 9250 9000
913 2850 7330 9250 9000
927 – 955 2910 – 2970 7330 9550 9000
969 – 1011 3030 – 3150 7440 – 7660 9850 9000
1025 3215 7780 10150 9000
3280 – 3345 7910 – 8030 10450 9000
3410 – 3475 8150 – 8270 10750 9000
3540 8390 11050 9000

4th CPC
S.No 3

5th CPC
S-2A

PB 1
GP 1800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

775 – 899 2610 – 2790 7330 9250 9000
913 2850 7330 9250 9000
927 – 955 2910 – 2975 7330 – 7340 9550 9000
970 – 1000 3040 – 3105 7460 – 7580 9850 9000
1015 – 1050 3170 – 3235 7700 – 7820 10150 9000
1070 -1090 3300 – 3370 7940 – 8070 10450 9000
1110 – 1130 3440 – 3510 8200 -8330 10750 9000
1150 3580 – 3650 8460 – 8590 11050 9000
3720 -3790 8720 – 8850 11400 9000
3860 – 3930 8980 – 9110 11750 9000
4000 9240 12100 9000

4th CPC
S.No 4

5th CPC
S-3

PB 1
GP 1800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

800 – 875 2750 7330 9250 9000
890 – 920 2820 – 2890 7330 9250 9000
935 – 950 2960 7330 9550 9000
965 – 995 3030 – 3100 7440 – 7570 9850 9000
1010 – 1030 3170 7700 10150 9000
1050 3240 1800 9000
1070 – 1090 3310 – 3380 7960 – 8090 10450 9000
1110 – 1130 3450 – 3520 8220 – 8350 10750 9000
1150 3590 8480 11050 9000
3660 – 3800 8610 – 8870 11400 9000
3870 – 3940 9000 – 9130 11750 9000
4010 9260 12100 9000

4th CPC
S.No 5

5th CPC
S-4

PB 1
GP 1800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

825 – 940 2750 – 2960 7330 9550 9000
960 – 1000 3030 – 3100 7440 – 7570 9850 9000
1020 – 1040 3170 – 3240 7700 -7830 10150 9000
1060 – 1100 3310 – 3380 7960 -8090 10450 9000
1120 – 1140 3450 -3520 8220 – 8350 10750 9000
1160 3590 8480 11050 9000
1180 – 1200 3660 – 3800 8610 – 8870 11400 9000
3875 9010 11750 9000
3950 – 4025 9150 – 9290 12100 9000
4100 – 4175 9430 – 9570 12450 9000
4250 – 4325 9710 -9850 12800 9000
4400 9990 13200 9000

4th CPC
S.No 6

5th CPC
S-5

PB 1
GP 1900

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

950 – 1030 3050 – 3200 7780 – 7860 10250 9000
1050 -1090 3275 – 3350 8000 – 8140 10550 9000
1110 – 1130 3425 – 3500 8280 – 8410 10850 9000
1150 – 1175 3575 – 3650 8550 -8690 11200 9000
1200 – 1225 3725 -3800 8830 – 8970 11550 9000
1250 – 1275 3875 – 3950 9110 -9250 11900 9000
1300 4030 9400 12250 9000
1325 – 1350 4110 – 4190 9550 – 9700 12600 9000
1375 – 1425 4270 -4350 9850 – 10000 13000 9000
1450 – 1475 4430 – 4510 10140 -10290 13400 9000
4590 10440 13800 9000

4th CPC
S.No 7

5th CPC
S-6

PB 1
GP 2000

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

975 – 1125 3200 – 3455 8060 – 8430 10850 9000
1150 3540 8590 11200 9000
1180 – 1210 3625 -3710 8750 – 8910 11550 9000
1240 3880 9220 11900 9000
1270 3965 9380 12250 9000
1300 – 1330 4050 – 4135 9540 – 9700 12600 9000
1360 – 1390 4220 – 4305 9850 -10010 13000 9000
1420 – 1450 4390 – 4475 10170 – 10330 13400 9000
1480 – 1510 4560 – 4645 10490 – 10640 13800 9000
1540 – 1570 4730 – 4815 10800 – 10960 14200 9000
1600 – 1630 4900 -5000 11120 -11300 14650 9000
1660 5100 11490 15100 9060

4th CPC
S.No 8

5th CPC
S-7

PB 1
GP 2400

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

1200 – 1290 4000 9840 12750 9000
1320 – 1350 4100 – 4200 10030 -10220 13150 9000
1380 4300 10400 13550 9000
1410 – 1470 4400 – 4500 10590 – 10770 13950 9000
1500 – 1530 4600 – 4700 10960 – 11150 14350 9000
1560 4800 11330 14800 9000
1590 – 1620 4900 – 5000 11520 – 11700 15250 9150
1650 – 1710 5100 – 5200 11890 – 12080 15700 9420
1740 – 1770 5300 – 5400 12260 – 12450 16150 9690
1800 5500 12630 16650 9990
1200 -1290 4000 9840 12750 9000
1320 – 1350 4100 – 4200 10030 – 10220 13150 9000
1380 4300 10400 13550 9000
1410 -1470 4400 -4500 10590 – 10770 13950 9000
1500 -1530 4600 – 4700 10960 – 11150 14350 9000
1560 4800 11330 14800 9000
1600 – 1640 4900 – 5000 11520 – 11700 15250 9150
1680 5200 12080 15700 9420
1720 – 1760 5300 – 5400 12260 – 12450 16150 9690
1800 – 1840 5500 – 5600 12630 – 12820 16650 9990
1880 5800 13190 17150 10290
1920 – 1960 5900 – 6000 13380 – 13560 17650 10590
2000 – 2040 0 7600 12750 9000

4th CPC
S.No 9

5th CPC
S-8

PB 1
GP 2800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

1350 – 1440 4500 11170 14600 9000
1480 – 1560 4625 – 4750 11410 – 11640 15050 9030
1600 4875 11870 15500 9300
1640 – 1680 5000 – 5125 12100 – 12340 15950 9570
1720 – 1760 5250 – 5375 12570 – 12800 16450 9870
1800 5500 13030 16950 10170
1850 5625 13270 17450 10470
1900 – 1950 5875 – 6000 13730 – 13960 17950 10770
2000 6125 14200 18500 11100
2050 – 2100 6250 – 6375 14430 – 14660 19050 11430
2150 6625 15130 19600 11760
2200 – 2250 6750 – 6875 15360 – 15590 20200 12120
2300 7000 15820 20800 12480

4th CPC
S.No 10

5th CPC
S-9

PB 1
GP 4200

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

1400 – 1600 5000 13500 17700 10620
1650 – 1700 5150 – 5300 13780 – 14060 18250 10950
1750 – 1800 5450 – 5600 14340 – 14620 18800 11280
1850 5750 14900 19350 11610
1900 – 1950 5900 – 6050 15180 – 15460 19950 11970
2000 6200 15740 20550 12330
2050 – 2100 6350 – 6500 16020 – 16290 21150 12690
2150 – 2200 6650 – 6800 16570 – 16850 21800 13080
2250 – 2300 6950 – 7100 17130 – 17410 22450 13470
2360 – 2420 7250 – 7400 17690 – 17970 23100 13860
2480 7550 18250 23800 14280
2540
2600
2660

4th CPC
S.No 11

5th CPC
S-10

PB 1
GP 4200

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

1640 – 1760 5500 14430 18800 11280
1820 5675 14760 19350 11610
1880 – 1940 5850 – 6025 15090 – 15410 19950 11970
2000 6200 15740 20550 12330
2060 – 2120 6375 – 6550 16060 – 16390 21150 12690
2180 6725 16710 21800 13080
2240 – 2300 6900 – 7075 17040 – 17360 22450 13470
2360 7250 17690 23100 13860
2420 – 2480 7425 – 7600 18020 – 18340 23800 14280
2540 – 2600 7775 -7950 18670 – 18990 24500 14700
2675 – 2750 8125 – 8300 19320 -19640 25250 15150
2825 – 2900 8650 – 8825 20290 – 20620 26800 16080

4th CPC
S.No 12

5th CPC
S-11

PB 1
GP 4200

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

2000 -2120 6500 16290 21150 12690

4th CPC
S.No 13

5th CPC
S-12

PB 1
GP 4200

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

2000 – 2120 6500 16290 21150 12690
2180 6700 16670 21800 13080
2240 – 2300 6900 – 7100 17040 – 17410 22450 13470
2375 7300 17780 23100 13860
2450 7500 18150 23800 14280
2525 – 2600 7700 – 7900 18530 – 18900 24500 14700
2675 – 2750 8100 – 8300 19270 – 19640 25250 15150
2825 – 2900 8700 – 8900 20390 – 20760 26800 16080
2975 9100 21130 27600 16560
3050 -  3125 9300 -9500 21500 – 21870 28450 17070
3200 – 3275 9700 – 9900 22250 – 22620 29300 17580
3350 10100 22990 30200 18120
3425 – 3500 10500 – 10700 23730 – 24110 31100 18660

4th CPC
S.No 14

5th CPC
S-13

PB 1
GP 4600

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

2375 – 2450 7450 18460 23800 14280
2525 7675 18880 24500 14700
2600 7900 19300 25250 15150
2675 – 2750 8125 – 8350 19720 26000 15600
2825 8575 20550 26800 16080
2900 – 2975 8800 – 9025 20970 – 21390 27600 16560
3050 9250 21810 28450 17070
3125 – 3200 9475 -9700 22230 -22650 29300 17580
3300 10150 23480 30200 18120
3400 10375 23900 31100 18660
3500 – 3625 10600 – 10825 24320 – 24740 32050 19230
3750 11050 25160 33000 19800

4th CPC
S.No 15

5th CPC
S-14

PB 1
GP 4800

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

2500 7750 19220 25250 15150
4000 11500 26190 34000 20400

4th CPC
S.No 16

5th CPC
S-15

PB 1
GP 5400

7th CPC
N.P. Pension

7th CPC
N.P. Family
Pension

2200 – 2650 8000 20280 26550 15930
2700 – 2725 8275 20800 27350 16410
2800 – 2900 8550 -8825 21310 – 21820 28150 16890
3000 9100 22330 29000 17400
3100 9275 22840 29850 17910
3200 9650 23350 30750 18450
3300 10200 24380 31650 18990
3400 10475 24890 32600 19560
3500 – 3800 10750 – 11025 25400 – 25910 33600 20160
3900 – 4000 11300 26420 34600 20760

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7th Pay Commission Allowances: Important Update Likely Tomorrow – NDTV News

7th Pay Commission Allowances: Important Update Likely Tomorrow – NDTV News

The committee which examined the 7th pay commission’s recommendations on allowances submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27.

Union leaders of central government officials are likely to meet government officials and will seek an update on 7th pay commission allowances, an union leader, who would be part of the delegation, said. The committee which examined the 7th pay commission’s recommendations on allowances submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. The committee was headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as Member Secretary.

The Lavasa committee has suggested some modifications in some allowances that are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories, the finance ministry said in a statement. The finance ministry said that an Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) will screen the allowance committee report on 7th pay commission recommendations. The empowered committee will then firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet
The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.
The 7th pay commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.
The Cabinet had earlier approved modification in recommendations of the 7th pay commission relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on recommendations of a high-level panel. The decision will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

Via: NDTV

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7th CPC Pension Calculation for Pre-2016 Pensioners – KarnatakaCOC

7th CPC Pension Calculation for Pre-2016 Pensioners – KarnatakaCOC

What the above decision means for pre-2016 retirees?

Modification made appears fixing the pay of pre 2016 retirees notionally in revised pay matrix and then fixing pension at 50% of pay. If the pension so fixed is more than the pension fixed with fitment formula of 2.57 then pension will be revised otherwise no change. It is presumed that option will be given to pensioners. For arriving at pay in revised matrix of 7 CPC for those who retired prior to 1-1-1996 notionally there pay will be fixed under V CPC scales and VI CPC Pay structure. Similarly for those who retired prior to 2006 it will be notionally fixed in VI CPC Pay structure and then in 7 CPC matrix. The pay for this purpose is pay last drawn as recorded in their PPO. For the information of readers fixation formula under V CPC, VI CPC and VII CPC rules is given below:

V CPC:

1 Basic pay as on 1-1-1996 xxx
2 DA appropriate to basic pay at 1510 pts Xxx
3 I IR 100
4 2nd IR 10% of BP subject to minimum of Rs.100 Xxx
5 40% of BP Xxx
6 Total xxx

Pay in the revised scales to be fixed at the stage next above the total even if there is stage equal to the total.

Rates of DA as on 1-1-1996

For pay range upto Rs.3500pm 148% of pay
For pay range above Rs.35oo and upto 6000 pm 111% of pay subject to a minimum of Rs.5180 pm
For pay range above Rs.6000 pm 96% of pay subject to minimum of Rs.6660 pm

VI CPC

1 Existing pay scale x
2 Applicable pay band and grade pay a+b
3 Basic pay as on 1-1-2006 xxx
4 Pay after multiplication of BP by a factor 1.86 rounded off to next multiple of 10 Xxx
5 Pay in the pay band Xxx
6 Grade Pay applicable to the post b
7 Revised basic pay is pay in the pay band and grade pay.

VII CPC

1 Existing Pay Band a
2 Existing Grade Pay a+b
3 Basic pay as on 1-1-2016 Xxx+b
4 Level corresponding to GP C
5 Pay after multiplication of BP by a fitment factor of 2.57 Xxx
6 Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higherCell Xxx

Illustration:

‘X retired on 31-1-1992 and pay was Rs. 2900 in the scale 1640-2900

1. His notional pay under 5 CPC scale of 6500-10600 is Rs.8900;

2. His notional pay under 6 CPC (PB2 +GP 4200) is Rs.20760;

3. His notional pay under 7 CPC (Level 6) is Rs.53600;

4. Pension fixed on 1-1-2016 with a fitment formula of 2.57 is Rs.25847;

5. Pension as per cabinet decision 50% of notional pay as per 7 CPC is Rs 26800.

Note: The above example is only an illustration.
The pension fixation may vary from case to case. Final calculation has to be made as per the Government orders.

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7th CPC HRA : Justification for Retaining the Existing Rates of 10%, 20% and 30%

7th CPC HRA – Justification for Retaining the Existing Rates of 10%, 20% and 30%

“How justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension.”

HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE

Housing accommodation is provided to a small segment of the Civil Servants. While the percentage of satisfaction is very high at the senior level Officers, Employees at the lower levels are to depend upon the market for a dwelling place. Of late recruitment at Gr B and C levels in Central Govt Offices is on the basis of an all India Examination and the regional recruitment which was in prevalence a decade back has been dispensed with. Once, recruited, he/she is perforce to be posted outside his/her home state making it necessary to search for a dwelling unit at the place of his/her posting and compete with those workers in the private sector whose salary levels in certain cases are phenomenally high. Housing in the country, despite introduction of various projects, tax concessions etc, continues to be a seller’s paradise. A simple scrutiny of the rate of increase in the cost of construction and the rates quoted by the property dealers, real estate agents and tenant facilitators will reveal the extent of escalation in rent over the last a decade.

In Para 8.7.14 the 7th CPC has made a bald statement that with the increase in Basic pay most of the employees will be able to afford rented houses as per their entitlement. The Chart given under Para 8.7.14 indicates the rent increases over a period between 2006-14. The rent is shown to have gone up by 118% by 2014. The Commission has sourced the house rent index figures from AICPI (IW). We have no hesitation to state that the Commission’s observation based upon the most unreliable data must be discarded. Even according to the said data, which only indicates the figures upto 2014, the registered increase was 118%. The progression between 2009 to 2014 from 136 to 168 gives an average increase of 22 points. This reads as much similar to the progression of the AICPI (IW) prepared by the Indian Labour Bureau Shimla, whose commodity prices have been adopted by the 7 CPC for minimum Wage computation.

How divorced those rates are from the reality in the market has been explained with facts and figures in our letter dated 10.12.2015 to the Chairman, Empowered Committee of Secretaries. Even if one bases the computation on such unreliable data, the hypothetical progression of the housing index by end of 2015 shall be 279-290 which warrant an increase by 136%.

Relating the index figures indicated in chart under Para 8.7.14 to the DA percentage as on 1.1.2016.(125%), the ratio obtaining both in H1 and H2 i.e. 123 to 260 (2014) and 126 to 268 (2014) are 2.11 and 2.13 respectively. If the same is calibrated to 125% as on 1.1.2016, the ratio shall be 2.64 and 2.66. This will necessitate raising the HRA to 33.13% in Metro Cities, 22% in Y Class Cities and 11.12% in Z class towns.
The hypothetical progression on average basis will also make it necessary to compensate housing expenses at 29.7% in Metro Cities and 19.74% in Y class Cities and 9.87% in Z class towns.

The Commission is on record to state that the house rent factor in AICPI (IW) is on an average 15.27. The 6th CPC has indicated the factor at 8.67 and has been on record to state that the factor is not uniform at all places. The rates between Metro cities and small towns vary violently. This apart the Commission has applied a factor of 0.8 to all allowances, which are not cost indexed on the specious plea that wages per- se has been increased. While the Basic wages registered a paltry rise of 14% over a period of ten years (1.4% per annum) how justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension. The Commission has proceeded with the assumption that the grant of 30,20 and 10% of the determined basic pay was a full and perfect reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Government employees on housing, which is undoubtedly erroneous as could be evidenced from the observation of the 6th CPC itself. Even if all these untenable contentions of 7 CPC and the unreliable statistics are taken into account, still it is clear that in order to maintain the present compensation level, the commission ought to have maintained the status quo in respect of rates of HRA and should not have reduced it by the application of 0.8 factor. We, therefore, request for the reasons adduced above, that the HRA may be retained at the levels determined by 6th CPC i.e. 30, 20, and 10 per cent of Basic pay for X,Y, Z class of cities and towns respectively.

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Central Government Employees not to go on strike on May 23 over ‘7th Pay Commission allowances’

Central Government Employees not to go on strike on May 23 over ‘7th Pay Commission allowances’

New Delhi: Central government employees’ will not to go on strike on May 23 in protest at the “government inaction” on fulfilling their demands, including hike in allowance as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

No central government office will be closed at any part of the country and the trains will also be running on May 23.

The Confederation of central government employees, has temporarily postponed the strike scheduled on May 23 following assurance of government to hike allowances shortly.

“The strike has been put on hold for now following the assurance of government. However, the confederation will make sure that the genuine demands of the employees are met with,” a top leader of confederation, who did not wish to be named told us.

“In view of government’s assurance to hike allowances shortly, our strike on May 23 stands deferred,” he added.

The Confederation of central government employees had given the strike call protesting against the delay in allowance hike as per the revised 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The confederation is opposed to the government’s delaying tactics to hike allowances of central government employee.

After the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016 in respect of basic pay and dearness allowances, the Committee on Allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

The Committee on Allowances had submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.

The report is being currently examined by the Department of Expenditure. It will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The central government employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance at the old rates until the cabinet approval of higher allowances.

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7th Pay Commission Allowance: Why arrears from January 2016 should be provided to Central Government employees

7th Pay Commission Allowance: Why arrears from January 2016 should be provided to Central Government employees

Although 15 days have been passed the Committee on Allowances has not made its report public.

New Delhi, May 10: Almost 18 months have passed and a large number of central government employees are eagerly waiting for arrears on allowances. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the joint body of employee unions, believe that the demands made by central government employees on arrears on allowances from January 2016 is genuine. Shiv Gopal Mishra the NJCA convenor while speaking to India.com said: “As the 7th Pay Commission was scheduled to be implemented from January 2016, it is the right of central government employees to seek arrears from specified date”.

On being asked whether the government is delaying the arrears as it may adversely affect the exchequer the NJCA chief “The employees wait for pay commission hike, for ten years. If this government had failed to implement the 7th pay Commission recommendations on the scheduled dates then they must at least release the arrears to address the resentment among the employees.

“For an ideal employer, it is necessary to revise the wages and allowances on the specified date. Government of India is also an ideal employer. Although it has failed to implement the 7CPC on its slated date, it is now bound to provide arrears.

The NJCA chief had also dismissed the concerns raised by RBI and a few days ago its convenor said to India.com that “The delay has been done by the Lavasa committee, why must employees pay the price. If RBI thinks that it would cause an adverse impact on inflation, then they should think of an alternative method to control inflation.”

Earlier this week, Shiv Gopal Mishra while speaking to India.com said, “Arrears would mostly be provided to the employees“.

Although 15 days have been passed the Committee on Allowances has not made its report public and the Finance Ministry said, “Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all central government employees”.

Meanwhile, the committee is also looking for the suggestion of the 7th Pay Commission which has called for abolition of 52 of the 196 existing allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances.

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Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, in June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).

The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from 1st January, 2016, i.e., the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. With the increase approved by the Cabinet, the annual pension bill alone of the Central Government is likely to be Rs.1,76,071 crore.  Some of the important decisions of the Cabinet are mentioned below:

1. Revision of pension of pre – 2016 pensioners and family pensioners

The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on suggestions made by the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) constituted with the approval of the Cabinet.  The modified formulation of pension revision approved by the Cabinet will entail an additional benefit to the pensioners and an additional expenditure of approximately Rs.5031 crore for 2016-17 over and above the expenditure already incurred in revision of pension as per the second formulation based on fitment factor.  It will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

While approving the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee.

In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

In order to provide the more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner.  The revised procedure of fixation of notional pay is more scientific, rational and implementable in all the cases.  The Committee reached its findings based on an analysis of hundreds of live pension cases.  The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies.

2. Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners

The Cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.

The issue of disability pension was referred to the National Anomaly Committee by the Ministry of Defence on account of the representation received from the Defence Forces to retain the slab-based system, as it would have resulted in reduction in the amount of disability pension for existing pensioners and a reduction in the amount of disability pension for future retirees when compared to percentage-based disability pension.

The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entail an additional expenditure of approximately Rs. 130 crore per annum.

Source: PIB

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7th Pay Commission: Will PM Narendra Modi give green signal for arrears on allowances?

7th Pay Commission: Will PM Narendra Modi give green signal for arrears on allowances?

After the submission of the report on the higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, the ball is now Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s court.

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa led Committee on Allowances has submitted its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission and the government is most likely to accept it. Besides higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, the issue of arrears is also making central government employees worried. After the submission of the report on the higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, the ball is now Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s court. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra will meet Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha today and discuss the arrears on allowances for the central government employees.

The report on hiked allowances under the 7th Pay Commission was submitted last week by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa. The report is being examined by the Department of Expenditure, and will be subsequently placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS). After the clearance, it will be sent to Union cabinet for approval. The Ashok Lavasa led panel held as many as 15 minutes with the representatives of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and representatives of defence personnel in last 10 months.

The NJCA chief Shiv Gopal Mishra was hopeful about arrears for central government employees. “Arrears would mostly be provided to the employees. I will meet Cabinet Secretary tomorrow in this regard. He is heading the Empowered Committee of Secretaries which is scrutinising the report submitted by the Lavasa committee,” Mishra told India.com. “No insights from the report is available so far. We (NJCA) would study the recommendations of the report tomorrow after meeting the Empowered Committee of Secretaries,” he added.

“Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all Central government employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement on April 28. The 7th Pay Commission had suggested the abolition of 52 out of the 196 existing allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances. The 7CPC panel led by Justice (retd) A K Mathur had also reduced the house rent allowance (HRA) from existing 10, 20 and 30 per cent to 8, 24 and 16 respectively.

The basic pay of the central government employees was hiked from January 1, 2016 as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, but for last 10 months, the central government employees have been waiting for the higher allowances. While the government has provided arrears since January 1, 2016, the scheduled date of 7th Pay Commission’s implementation, NJCA has demanded a similar release of arrears on allowances as well. All eyes will be on PM Narendra Modi who may bring ‘achhe din’ for the central government employees announcing arrears on allowances.
Source: India.com

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Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

7th CPC Pay Level 6

No. I/15/Part III

Dated: 22/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 06/01/2011, according to which employees working in GP 4200/- (PB-2) have been made eligible to receive 1st Class Privilege Pass. In this context, NFIR desires to convey that with the upgradation of the posts of ASM (GP 2800/PB-1) to GP 4200/PB-2 pursuant to implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC as communicated vide Board’s letter dated 02/08/2016, cited under reference (Note 2 of Annexure 13) the ASMs have been upgraded from VIth CPC GP 2800 to GP 4200/- (PB-2) consequently placed in 7th CPC Pay Matrix level 6 with effect from 01/01/2016. They are therefore eligible for 1st class pass automatically. Reports received at this that on a few Zonal Railways, the 1st Class Pass entitlement is being denied on the plea that separate orders have not yet been issued by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that Board’s instructions dated 06/01/2011 are very clear and therefore Zonal Railways should not deny 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs who have been placed in GP 4200 (PB-2)/Pay Matrix Level 6.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to the Zonal Railways for granting 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs placed in GP 4200/Pay Level 6 without causing any hurdle. Copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016

7thCPC-Pay-Matrix-level-pay-fixation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi,
dated: 31.03.2017

To
The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 56

Sub: Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016.

Please refer to your letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B./Part I dated 06.01.2017, wherein it has been demanded that opportunity for revision of option for those staff promoted after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e 28.07.2016) and also for those staff promoted between 01.01.2016 and 31.12.2016 to switch over o 7th CPC Pay Matrix from the date subsequent to date of Railway Board’s notification be provided.

2. In this context it is stated that option for switching over to 7th CPC has been circulated and clearly specified under Rule 5 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Further, instructions for exercising the ,revised option in respect of officials who had Promotion/financial upgradation and had already exercised the option between the date of,effeet of recommendation (01.01.2016) and date of promulgation of RS(RP) Rules, 2Q3.6 ( 2016) has also been issued vide Board’s letter RBE No 124/2016 dated 20.10.20,16.1t, has already been notified under Rule 5 of RS(RP) Rules and further in the option form ctrculated along with RS(RP) Rules that the employee can elect to continue on ay Aa d and Grade Pay of his substantive/officiating post until the date of his next increment  at any subsequent increment raising he pay to particular limit or from the date of his promotion/upgradation.

3.Form the above, it can be appreciated that employee can continue such time, till
promotion or vacation of the post and no cut off date (like 31.12.2016 mentioned in the reference) has been specified. However, the option exercised is final and one time dispensation has been extended to those promoted between 01.01.2016 and 28.07.2016 can not be extended in other cases. Decision on permitting further revision of option once taken can not belaken unilaterally by Ministry of Railways alone and needs to be taken by Ministry of Finance as it is a general policy matter pertaining to all Government employees.

S/d,
For Secretary,Railway Board


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

S.No. 6/PC-VII
File No. PC-VII/2016/1/6/2   

RBE No.:124 /2016
New Delhi, dated: 20.10.2016

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: – Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.

Following the notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Railway Board has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. These matters have been considered by Ministry of Finance and the points of doubts are clarified as under:-

Sl. 
No.
Point of doubt Clarification
1. As per the provisions of FR 22 (I)(a)(1), the Government Servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex- cadre post or ad-hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/appointment or from the date of next increment.Some    of  the  employees,  promoted between  01.01.2016   and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation  on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous.

Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22 (l)(a)(1) at this stage.

Under the changed circumstances after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, the employee   may   be  allowed to exercise   revised     option   for fixation   of     pay  under    FR 22(I)(a)(1). Such   revised  option shall    be  exercised  within   one month   of  issue    of   this  letter. Option so revised shall be final.
Whether employees appointed/ promoted/granted financial upgradation during 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment 01.01.2016 Since, the provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 are effective from 01.01.2016, no increment Shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

NFIR

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