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7th Central Pay Commission recommendations -amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

No. AB-14017/13//2016-Estt(RR)-Pt
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18.01.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations -amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM No AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR) dated 24/03/2009 regarding amendment of Service Rules/ Recruitment Rules in pursuance of Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations. The revised pay structure recommended by 6th CPC and approved by the Government included a number of ‘merged grades’ with a common Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. In order to regulate the service rendered in the pre-revised scale where there have been merger of more than one grade into one with a single grade pay, it was advised that a Note to the following effect may be inserted under relevant columns in the Schedule of RRs and under relevant provisions in Service Rules.

“Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission. For purposes of appointment on deputation/ absorption basis, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission except where there has been merger of more than one pre-revised scale of pay into one grade with a common grade pay/pay scale, and where this benefit will extend only for the post(s) for which that grade pay/pay scale is the normal replacement grade without any upgradation.”

3. It has been observed that after implementation of 7th CPC there are only a few cases of merger/upgradation of pay scale. However in cases where merger/ upgradation of pay is recommended in the 7th CPC and the same has been accepted, there is a need to provide a Note on similar lines as above with relevant changes i.e. the date 1.1.2006 needs to be replaced with 1.1.2016 and “6th CPC” is to be replaced with “7th CPC”. In other cases the Note as referred above need not to be prescribed in the RRs/SRs where no merger/ upgradation are involved as per 7th CPC recommendations.

(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-I)

To
All Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Source: 7th CPC Ordes 2017

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Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations – revision of pay scales – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

F.No. AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated:18th January 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations – revision of pay scales – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 9th August, 2016 regarding amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules by replacing the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay with the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure recommended by the Seventh CPC and notified in the CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

2. Subsequently, this Department held meetings in October/November, 2016 with the administrative Ministries/Departments to review the progress in the implementation of the OM. An important suggestion made in the meetings was with respect to facilitating the process of consultation with the Legislative Department for drafting notification for amendment of RRs in accordance with OM dated 9th August, 2016 and its Hindi translation so as to expedite the issue of notification. In this regard, this Department in consultation with Legislative Department has prepared a model notification in English and Hindi for use of the Administrative
Ministries/Departments. These are annexed at Annexure I and Annexure II.

3. Another issue which came up in the meeting is with respect to retention of standard Note under Co1.11 incorporated in the Schedule of the RRs regarding the regulation of service rendered prior to implementation of 6 thCPC, in those cases where the issue of upgradation/merger of the posts were involved. The relevant Note reads as follows:

“Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission”

and/or

“Note: For purposes of appointment on deputation/ absorption basis, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission except where there has been merger of more than one pre-revised scale of pay into one grade with a common grade pay/pay scale, and where this benefit will extend only for the post(s) for which that grade pay/pay scale is the normal replacement grade without any upgradation.”

4. After the implementation of 7 th CPC, there are only a few cases of  merger/upgradation of pay scale. It has been decided in consultation with UPSC that in cases where merger/upgradation of pay are not involved in the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Note as referred above is not to be prescribed in the RRs/SRs. The guidelines in this regard have also been separately issued. The model notification includes a provision for deletion of the Note.

5. The Ministries/Departments are requested to finalise draft notification for amendment of the SRs/RRs in line with the model notification and thereafter, refer the same to the Legislative Department for vetting. The Legislative Department may dispose of references received from the Ministries/Departments within two weeks. Any amendment which is beyond the scope of the model rules will be finalized in usual process i.e. consultation with DoPT, UPSC and Legislative Department.

6. This Department is monitoring the implementation of the OM dated 09.08.2016. All Ministries / Departments are therefore requested to furnish information as per Annexure-III at the earliest.

Encl.: As above

(Jayanthi G.)
Director (E.I)

To
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India

Annexure-III

Subject: Status regarding amendment of Recruitment Rules in pursuance of OM dated 09.08.2016

Sl.No. Post/Designation Whether RRs notification issued for amendment of RRs as per DoPT OM dated 09.08.2016.
(Yes/No)
If answer is no, current status to be indicated. (Pending in the Ministry / Legislative Department / Any other Reason)

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7th Pay Commission: Will BJP pay the price for not implementing 7CPC before Assembly polls?

7th Pay Commission: Will BJP pay the price for not implementing 7CPC before Assembly polls?

The state governments, especially those ruled by opposition parties, used the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as an effective tool to woo voters ahead of Assembly polls.

New Delhi, Jan 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in June last year. It’s been six months and the Modi government is yet implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. However the state governments, especially those ruled by opposition parties, used the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as an effective tool to woo voters ahead of Assembly polls. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his Uttarakhand counterpart Harish Rawat outsmarted the Modi government on implementation of the 7th Pay Commission ahead of Assembly elections in their states. Will the BJP pay the price for not implementing the 7th Pay Commission before Assembly polls?

The Assembly Elections will be held in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur in the first quarter of the year. Of the five states, three – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Goa – have announced they will implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. While Uttar Pradesh is governed by Samajwadi Party, Uttarakhand in under Congress rule. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in Goa.

When the demonetisation drive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was making headlines in December last year, Chief Minister Harish Rawat led Uttarakhand government announced it will implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Uttarakhand was the first to implement the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations. With the populist announcement, Harish Rawat hopes to fight anti-incumbency in the state.

Similarly, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav announced implementation of the 7th Pay Commission on December 13 last year, months before the crucial Assembly polls. The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is likely to benefit more than 21 lakh state government employees, teachers and pensioners. The move is being seen by many as an attempt to offer sops to the government employees ahead of the crucial state assembly polls in 2017.

Goa, where the ruling BJP is fighting with Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, also announced it will implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations before the model code of conduct came into force on January 4.

With pay hike decision under the 7th Pay Commission, the parties holding power in poll-bound states are trying to influence about 28 lakh employees and pensioners, and their dependents during the upcoming polls. On the other hand, the Modi government lost this battle politically as the model code of has come into force. It means the Modi government cannot announce the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission before March 8, by when the assembly polls would be over and budget presented.

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7th Pay Commission: Personally pained as Government ignored genuine demands, says NJCA convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra

7th Pay Commission: Personally pained as Government ignored genuine demands, says NJCA convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra

NJCA had led a relentless campaign to seek upgradation of minimum salary to Rs 26,000, instead of Rs 18,000 proposed by 7th Central Pay Commission.

New Delhi, Jan 4: National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra once again lashed out at Centre for not paying heed to the demands of aggrieved central government employees. Mishra, who also heads the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), claimed that he is personally pained since the government has ignored the genuine demands raised on behalf of employee unions. Mishra listed two of the most genuine demands which he wanted Centre to fulfill: Upscaling of minimum salary to Rs 26,000 and enabling Old Pension System for employees hired on and after 1st January, 2014.
“In the recommendations of the 7th CPC both the demands were ignored,” Mishra said in his statement issued for AIRF. He further added, “held meetings with the Cabinet Secretary, Secretary(DoP&T), Secretary (Exp.) etc. of the Government of India, to extract maximum benefits for all of you, but up till now nothing fruitful has emerged,” he added.
Centre had constituted a High Level Committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to look into the anomalies raised following the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The allowances of government employees, along with arrears would only be cleared after the committee submits is report. The allowances are likely to be rolled out following the Union Budget.
The report of 7th Pay Commission was notified by Union Government in July. Although the salaries have been hiked using 2.57 fitment factor. However, the hike in allowances were put on hold as employee unions had raised objections. The 7th Pay Commission report submitted by Justice (retd) AK Mathur subsumed 37 and abolished 51 out of the incumbent 196 allowances.
Apart from the National Council (Staff Side), Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers have launched a campaign against Centre, seeking fulfillment of 21-point-charter of demands. They have called for a nationwide strike on February 15.

 

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Meeting with the Staff Side (JCM) on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and their implementation

Meeting with the Staff Side (JCM) on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and their implementation.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

No.NC/JCM/2016

Ph.: 23382286

National Council (Staff Side),
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : ncjcm.np@gmail.com

Dated: December 29, 2016

The Addl. Secretary(Exp.),
Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance,
North Block,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Meeting with the Staff Side (JCM) on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and their implementation.

We had our last meeting on 24th October, 2016, wherein, while concluding, it was assured that, you would consult the Secretary (Expenditure) and would hold next meeting shortly. It is quite unfortunate that, so far much time have passed and nothing has been heard from your end.

Inordinate delay in Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula is creating lots of problems, and the Central Government Employees are agitated because this issue had been agitating their minds since implementation of 7th CPC Report

You are, therefore, requested to call a meeting with the Staff Side(JCM) to discuss and resolve these issues at the earliest.

With Kind Regards!
Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

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After 7th Pay Commission salary hikes, move on to raise minimum wage ceiling under EPF

After 7th Pay Commission salary hikes, move on to raise minimum wage ceiling under EPF

The minimum wage ceiling under the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) could soon be raised to Rs 25,000 from the existing Rs 15,000.

A hike in the wage limit as proposed would mean all employees drawing basic salary Rs 25,000 would have to compulsorily contribute to the provident fund.

The minimum wage ceiling under the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) could soon be raised to Rs 25,000 from the existing Rs 15,000. A proposal to to enhance the limit is likely to be sent by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to the government. A decision to propose the change has been taken at a recent meeting of Sub-committee of the Central Board of Trustees, EPFO, on contract workers held on November 7. Central Board of Trustees (CBT) is the highest decision-making body of the EPFO.

A hike in the wage limit as proposed would mean all employees drawing basic salary Rs 25,000 would have to compulsorily contribute to the provident fund. However, those drawing above that limit will have the option to become member of the provident fund, and can opt out if they want to.

The move comes in wake of changes in the wage structure in accordance with the proposal of the 7th Pay Commission. Trade union representatives at the CBT sub-committee meeting pointed out that the minimum wage of Central government employees after implementation of the Pay Commission report has been hiked to Rs 18,000. and hence the EPFO’s wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 needs to be altered. They pointed out that there could be further increase in minimum wages from the Rs 18,000 is likely with the trade unions demanding a minimum wage of at least Rs 21,000 to Rs 22000.

In fact, the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) is directly linked to the minimum wage ceiling. At present, If an employee is earning up to Rs 15,000 he or she can avail of benefits under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI). The scheme provides life insurance of up to Rs 6 lakhs.

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7th CPC Implementations for ESIC Pensioners

7th CPC Implementations for ESIC Pensioners

EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN C.I.G.MARG NEW DELHI

No.A-40/12/7th CPC/2016-A/cs-IV

Dated : 22.12.2016

To
All the Regional Directors/Dir.(I/c)/Jt.Dire(I/c) of Ros/SROs
Dir. (Med.) Delhi/NOIDA/K.K.Nagar
SSMC/SMC of all States.
Dean of all Medical/Dental Educational Institutions.
Medical Superintendents of ESI Hospitals/ESIC Model Hospitals

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC – reg

Sir,

Please refer to E-III, Hqrs. Office Memo No.A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E-III dt.01.11.2016 on the above subject. In this connection, the detailed procedure for preparation & sanction of PPO/revision of PPO in r/o pre-2016 pensioners and post 2016 pensioners by the competent authority are as detailed below:

1. For Pre-2016 retirees

a. In case of pensioners (pre-2016) who are drawing pension from Public Sector Banks, the concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) will authorize the Public Sector Banks for revising the pension / family pension by multiplying factor 2.57 in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 of Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed).

b. The pensioners (pre-2016) who are drawing pension concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.), Head of Office will arrange for re-fixation for pension / family pension by multiplying factor 2.57 in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 of Deptt of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016.

c. A suitable entry regarding the revised pension / family pension shall be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (including Public Sector Banks) in both halves of the Pension Payment Order as stipulated in Para 9 of Deptt. of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016.

d. In order to have effective monitoring of implementation as envisaged in Agenda No. I (3) of Minutes of Meeting issued by Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India vide letter dated 30.08.2016 (copy enclosed), after issuing authorisation for pension revision in case of pre-2016 retirees, the Deputy Director (Fin.) / Assistant Director (Fin.) of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) shall check & verify the amount disbursed on account of revised pension / family pension from pension scroll as received from banks in respect of each pensioner. In case of any discrepancy the same shall be brought to the notice of concerned bank immediately to ensure timely correction of such discrepancies at the earliest.

e. As stipulated in Agenda No. I (4) of Minutes of Meeting issued by Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India vide letter dated 30.08.2016 regarding report of revision of cases, in all above cases a certificate along with calculation sheet will be sent by Head of Office of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office stating that due care was taken and correctness has been ascertained and also corrective action has been taken thereof.

2. For Post-2016 retirees

a. A reference is also invited to Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of post-2016 pensioners/family, in case of pensioners whose pension was finalized under 6th CPC need to be revised under 7th CPC recommendations after doing the pay fixation under 7th CPC by concerned / respective units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.). Accordingly, for Group C,on pay fixation under 7th CPC, the concerned units will revise above mentioned pension cases of post-2016 retirees and issue revised PPOs after following the due procedures and pre-audit. The concerned units will also calculate the differential amount of gratuity, commutation, etc., based on the revision of each pension cases under 7th CPC recommendations. A separate committee may be constituted at unit level who will verify the pension revision as per 7th CPC / pre-audit each pensioner cases. In all cases a certificate along with calculation sheet will be sent by Head of Office of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office stating that due care was taken and correctness has been ascertained and also corrective action has been taken thereof.

b. Similarly, in case of Group A & B, the concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) will ensure timely preparation of revised pension papers (based on pay fixation under 7th CPC) along with calculation sheet in accordance with the instructions contained in Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of post-2016 pensioners/family for submission to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office for further issue of revised PPOs. In these cases, Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office will ensure the compliance of pre-audit of each and individual cases of revision of pension before issue of revised PPOs

It is to further mention that units who have already initiated / undertaken the revision of pension/family pension in reference to E-III, Hqrs. Office Memo No.A-27/17/1/7`h CPC/201.6-E-III dt.01.11.2016 on the above subject are also required to comply with the above procedure at once.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully ,
(B.S.SANDHU)
DIRECTOR (FIN.)

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7th CPC – Departmental Anomaly Committee Meeting

7th CPC – Departmental Anomaly Committee Meeting

Meeting of the Departmental Anomaly Committee to discuss the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th CPC in respect of Defence Civilian Employees

F.No.17(01)/2016-D(Div-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated: 20 December 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the Departmental Anomaly Committee to discuss the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th CPC in respect of Defence Civilian Employees

A meeting of the Departmental Anomaly Committee will be held under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary (J) for preliminary discussion with the respesentatives of the Defence Civilian Federations about the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th CPC as under:

Date / Time / Venue
26th Dec. 2016 (Monday)/ 11.30 A.M./Room No.102, South Block, New Delhi

2. The members of the Committee (as constituted vide MoD O.M.17(01)/2016-D(Viv-I) dated 6th October 2016) are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting. The Federations are also requested to depute two representatives each to attend the meeting, as per schedule/venue indicated above.

sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Authority: http://www.mod.nic.in/

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7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th-Pay-Commission

New Delhi: The government is considering to give relief to central government employees amid cash crunch, which refusing to ease on even after six weeks of the demonetisation announcement, official sources today said.

“We can expect the higher allowances without arrears under 7th pay commission recommendations in the coming days as the PMO thinks payment of the higher allowances with salaries on salary day cannot be “chaotic”, a close aide of the Finance Minister told The Sen Times.

“The PMO might ask the Finance Ministry to ready the higher allowances proposal without arrears before the budget. The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley can also take some time to formalise this announcement. The issue of arrears of higher allowances may not be reconsidered”, he said.

Another official said the government is considering to make only allowances hike for its employees. “The financial advisors of the government believe it could be tough to give arrears of the higher allowances as millions will queue outside the money dispensers to get higher allowances as the cash crunch may be normalised in three to four months.”, the official revealed.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Existing allowances are now paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

Earlier, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

But the government gave extension to the committee up to February 22, 2017 to take cash crunch turn for better.

“The government would comply with the cash crunch to give higher allowances without arrears. The government wishes to give the higher allowances with arrears from August to its employees”, said the sources.

They said the PMO still wants to somehow bring out the higher allowances without arrears for the central government employees now, “but the Finance Ministry cannot take emotional decisions. We hope the announcement for the higher allowances will come with arrears soon after the budget.”

“The committee on allowances proposed higher allowances from August 2016 but the central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016,” the sources also said.

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Bonanza for Central government employees: 7th Pay Commission recommendations rolled out

Bonanza for Central government employees: 7th Pay Commission recommendations rolled out

New Delhi: The government had in January 2016 had set up the high-powered panel to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The Union Cabinet on June 29 cleared the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission headed by AK Mathur in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. However, the decision on 7th Pay Commission suggestions relating to allowances had been referred to a Committee headed by the Finance Secretary.

The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

The 7th Pay Commission examined a total of 196 existing allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances.

On 29 June 2016, Government accepted the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission Report with meager increase in salary of 14 percent after six month of intense evaluation and successive discussions. The Finance Minister of India claimed it historical increase of salaries due to little knowledge of Sixth Pay Commission.

The new scales of pay provide for entry-level basic are now up from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000, while at the highest level i.e. Secretary, it would go up from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. For Class 1 officers, the starting salary will be Rs 56,100.

The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Here are the Key Highlights

  • Gratuity ceiling doubled to Rs 20 lakh
  • Housing loan allowance hiked from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh
  • Minimum pension increased from Rs 3,500 to Rs 9,000
  • 7th Pay Commission recommendations to be implemented within 6 months from due date
  • Existing rates of monthly contribution towards Group Insurance to continue
  • Total annual burden of pay, pensions and arrears of 7th Pay Commission recommendations: Rs 1, 02,100 crore
  • 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances to be referred to a Committee headed by Secretary
  • Based on minimum pay, fitment factor of 2.57 approved for revising pay of all employees uniformly across all level
  • Minimum pay fixed at Rs 18,000 per month; maximum pay at Rs 2.25 lakh
    The Cabinet approval will benefit nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners
  • Pay hike to be implemented from January 1, 2016
  • Budgetary allocation

While the Budget for 2016-17 fiscal did not provide an explicit provision for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the government had said the once-in-a-decade pay hike for government employees has been built in as interim allocation for different ministries. Around Rs 70,000 crore has been provisioned for it.
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Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palarn, Delhi Cantt-10

No.5613/AT-P/Vol.XXXI/Ex-Grata

Dated: 20/12/2016

To,
The PCDA (P),
Allahabad-211014

Subject: Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Government of India, Ministry of Defence D(Pay/Services) vide their letter No.20(2)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 2nd November,2016 has issued order on the above subject matter. The same has been uploaded on HQrs. Office website viz. www.cgda.nic.in that may please be downloaded and circulated to all concerned with necessary implementation instructions. The copy of the implementation instructions may also be uploaded on your website under intimation to this HQrs. Office.

Jt.CGDA (Pen) has seen

(A.K. Maiviya)
Sr.AO (AT-Pen)

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Minutes of the Seventh meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners held on 17.10.2016

7th CPC Revision of Pre-2016 Pension: Minutes of the 7th Meeting of the Committee to examine the feasibility of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
New Delhi, dated the 31st October, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Minutes of the Seventh meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners held on 17.10.2016 -reg.
The ‘minutes of the seventh meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners held under the Chairmanship of Special Secretary & FA, Ministry of Home Affairs with JCM (Staff Side) on 17.10.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi is hereby forwarded for information and further necessary action.

Sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)

Minutes of the 7th meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of Seventh CPC for revision of pension of Pre-2016 held on 17.10.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

7th meeting of Committee for examination of feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners was held on 17.10.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi. As Secretary (Pension) was on leave, Ms. Sanjeevanee Kutty, Special Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs chaired the meeting. The following were present from official side:

1. Sh. Ashok Kumar Dash, Member (Personnel), Department of posts.
2. Sh. Rozy Agarwal, Joint (CGDA), Ministry of Defence.
3. Sh. R. K. Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure.
4. Ms. Santosh, Joint Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.
5. Ms. Vandana Sharma, Additional Secretary, DOP&PW (representing Secretary, Department of Pension & PW).
6. Sh. Sanjay Singh, Chief Controller (Pension), CPAO (representing Controller General of Accounts).
7. Sh. Tanveer Ahmad, Executive Director, Railway Board (representing Member Staff Railway Board).

2. The following were present from JCM (Staff side) :

1. Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, JCM.
2. Sh. Guman Singh, Member
3. Sh. J. R. Bhosale, Member
4. Sh. K. K. N. Kutty, Member
5. Sh. C. Srikumar, Member
6. Sh. M. S. Raja, Member

3. Recalling the discussion in the last meeting on 6.10.2016, Additional Secretary (Pension) requested the Staff side of the JCM for their considered views in regard to the alternate method of fixation of notional pay in each intervening Pay Commissions for revision of pension as on 1.1.2016, which was suggested by the Committee in that meeting.

4. The Staff side appreciated the concern shown by the Committee for finding a viable solution to the issue of revision of pension of Pre-2016 pensioners. They agreed that the increments method recommended by the Pay Commission for fixation of notional pension for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners may result in large scale anomalies and that the method of notional pay fixation in each intervening Pay Commission is a much more rational and scientific method. The pay fixation method would benefit almost all pre-2016 pensioners and would ensure smoother and faster revision of pension. In fact, JCM (Staff side) had, itself, suggested the pay fixation method for revision of pension to the Seventh CPC.

5. JCM (Staff side), however, mentioned that since the increment method recommended by the Seventh CPC has been accepted by the Cabinet subject to its implementation being found feasible by the Committee, a small number of pensioners who are likely to get higher benefit by increments method (mostly retired before 1.1.1996) may feel aggrieved if their pension is not revised by that method. This may lead to litigation.

6. Sh. Tanveer Ahmad, Executive Director, Railway Board mentioned that pensioners who were promoted just before their retirement would be at a disadvantageous position on implementation of the Increment Method.. Chief Controller, CPAO mentioned that when large scale anomalies are visualized even before actual implementation of the increment method, it would not be advisable to go ahead with implementation of that method.

7. Staff side suggested that both the options i.e. Increments Method as well as Pay Fixation Method may be offered to the pre-2016 pensioners along with the 2.57 Fitment Method (already implemented) and they may be asked to choose one of these options for revision of their pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016. This may also reduce the chances of anomalies on account of implementation of the Increments Method.

8. Special Secretary & FA, Ministry of Home Affairs informed that the Committee will take an appropriate view in the matter after taking into account all the relevant aspects including the views expressed by the Staff side of the JCM.

9. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.

Source: http://www.airfindia.org

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7th Pay Commission: Central Government employee union calls nationwide strike on February 15, demand settlement of 21 points charter demand

7th Pay Commission: Central Govt employee union calls nationwide strike on February 15, demand settlement of 21 points charter demand

After a massive Parliament march conducted by the central government employees on December 15, the union has called again for a nationwide strike on February 15, 2017, demanding the Union Government to make an immediate settlement of their 21 points charter demands in 7th Pay Commission (7CPC). The strike has been called in a joint cooperation by several central government employees union against what they say “the betrayal and breach of assurance by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu”.

On 15th December a massive Parliament march was conducted in which around 15,000 central government employees from all over the states participated. In the Parliament march autonomous bodies employees and pensioners also extended their support by joining the rally. During the rally which the central government employees union view as a success also declared a one-day nationwide strike on February 15.

The strike has been announced by the National President of the Confederation KKN Kutty, Secretary General M Krishnan and several other leaders present at the rally.

According to reports, the rally condemned the authoritarian attitude of the NDA Government and also the breach of an assurance given by the trio Union Ministers to NJCA leaders who met them after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

 

What are 21 Points Charter Demands made by central government employees:

1) The central government employees union asked the government to settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th Pay Commission recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. Honour the assurance given by the Union Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself ie: 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding transport allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2) Implement option-I recommended by 7th Pay Commission and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.

3) Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 1st January 2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4) Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of postal department as civil servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.

5) Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.

6) No downsizing, privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of government functions.

7) Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial up-gradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9) Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Regional basis.

10) Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11) Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. employees.

12) Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13) Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14) Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80 per cent for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15) Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16) Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17) Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18) Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19) Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition of the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20) Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

21) Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

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7th Pay Commission benefits to autonomous bodies and Contract Employees – Government reply

7th Pay Commission benefits to autonomous bodies and Contract Employees – Government reply

Minister’s reply to Loksabha on 7th Pay Commission benefits to autonomous bodies and Contract Employees

Loksabha has published Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal reply regarding 7th Pay Commission benefits to autonomous bodies and Contract Employees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4128
ANSWERED ON: 09.12.2016

R.P. MARUTHARAJAA
JANARDAN SINGH SIGRIWAL
LALLU SINGH

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission(CPC) also for the employees of the autonomous bodies including the Council of Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology(CAPART) and the employees working on contract basis under Central Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the details of the amount paid to the employees after implementing the recommendations of the Commission?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE

(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (c): An appropriate decision in regard to extension of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertaining to pay matters, as already accepted and notified by the Central Government in respect of Central Government employees, in regard to employees of the Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations and Statutory Bodies, etc set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, would be taken having regard to all relevant factors. However, there is no proposal at present under consideration to extend revised pay based on the 7th Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government in case of regular Central Government employees, in regard to contract employees.

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7th Pay Commission: Salary hike to central government employees affects economic growth

7th Pay Commission: Salary hike to central government employees affects economic growth

New Delhi, Dec 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government on July 29 announced to implement the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on salary hike of central government employees. The announcement of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations made impact of country’s economic growth, said Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The central bank mentioned the 7th Pay Commission in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting statement announced on Wednesday that lowered the country’s growth forecast for 2016-17.

The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), during its second bi-monthly monetary policy review – the fifth of the fiscal – lowered the country’s growth forecast for 2016-17 to 7.1 per cent from 7.6 per cent. In its statement, the MPC also revealed the impact of the 7th Pay Commission on the GDP.
“Incorporating the expected loss of growth momentum in Q3 and waning effects in Q4 alongside the boost to consumption demand from higher agricultural output and the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission award, gross value added (GVA) growth for 2016-17 is revised down from 7.6 per cent to 7.1 per cent, with evenly balanced risks,” the MPC said in its monetary policy statement.

As estimated by the 7th Pay Commission, the additional financial impact on account of implementation of all its recommendations in 2016-17 will be Rs. 1,02,100 crore. There will be an additional implication of Rs. 12,133 crore on account of payments of arrears of pay and pension for two months of 2015-16. These figures are significant.

According to the 7th Pay Commission notification, central government employees will get 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is the lowest in 70 years. It had proposed 138.71 percent hike in HRA and 49.79 percent for other allowances. The government is yet to take final call on raising allowances. If the government decides to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances, there is a risk of inflation going up.

“The fuller effects of the house rent allowances under the 7th CPC award are yet to be assessed, pending implementation, and have not been reckoned in this baseline inflation path,” the MPC statement of Wednesday said

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7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3 by RSCWS for revised Pension as per 7th CPC recommendations as an alternate to Option 1 recommended by 7th Pay Commission

INTERPRETATION OF PROPOSED OPTION 3 FOR REVISED PENSION HOW FAR IS IT AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPTION 1 RECOMMENDED BY 7Tth CPC? By N. P. MOHAN, President, RSCWS

The most significant recommendation of 7th CPC is to bring parity between past pensioners with those retiring after 1-1-2016 (Para 10.1.67). A long standing demand of the pensioners, who have been the victim of Modified Parity in the last two decades from 1-1-1996 (5th CPC), has been addressed by the Commission The parity is sought to be achieved by the recommendation of Option 1 for revised pension which provides for consideration of increments earned in the last Level by a pensioner while in service. Recognizing the delay in checking record for ascertaining the increments for implementation of this option, revised pension in the interim phase was recommended to be fixed by multiplying the pension fixed after 6th CPC by MF of 2.57 (Option 2). This option has already been implemented.

While accepting the above recommendations, Govt. had constituted a 5 member Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) to examine the feasibility of implementation of Option 1. The Committee in its meeting with JCM on 6th October has suggested an alternative option (Option 3) to overcome the difficulty of tracing record in some cases. It has been indicated in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting “that the Committee has found that the alternative method of arriving at notional pay in Seventh CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and giving 50% of this as pension to be beneficial to all pensioners in comparison to the fitment method.”

Dispensation of revised pension under alternative Option 3 will depend on the decision of the Govt on the recommendations of this Committee. The impact of Option 3 as understood from the proposal of the Committee mentioned in above is reflected in the 3 tables indicating the revised pension.

EXAMPLE OF REVISED PENSION UNDER OPTIONS 1 & 2 of 7th CPC & OPTION 3 BASED ON NOTIONAL PAY IN SUCCESSIVE PAY COMMISSIONS
(As proposed in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting of Feasibility Committee held with JCM on 6-10-2016)

FOR PENSIONERS RETIRING IN 5TH CPC REGIME (1.1.1996 TO 31-12-2005) FROM SCALE S 13 (7450-11500)-LEVEL 7 Average Pay on retirement Pension after 5th CPC (Higher of Mod. Parity or
with factor of 2.26) – whichever is higher Notional pay-6th CPC (As per Fitment table-6th CPC) Notional pay-7th CPC with MF OF 2.57-3rd option (col.2xMF) Pay in the next cell of 7th CPC Pay Matrix- 3rd Option

Pay based on option 1 with no. 0f increments (7th CPC pay matrix- (7th CPC pay matrix- Level 7)Revised Pension as per Option 3 (col.4/2) Revised Pension as per Option 1 (col.5/2)
Revised Interim Pension as per Option 2 of 7th CPC (Col.2×2.57)

 

1

2

3
18460

4

5

6
44900

7

8

9

7450 9230 47442 47600 23800 22450 23721
7675 9230 18880 48522 49000 46200 24500 23100 23721
7900 9230 19300 49601 50500 47600 25250 23800 23721
8125 9230 19720 50680 52000 49000 26000 24500 23721
8350 9436 20144 51770 52000 50500 26000 25250 24249
8575 9690 20550 52814 53600 52000 26800 26000 24903
8800 9944 20970 53893 55200 53600 27600 26800 25556
9025 10198 21390 54972 55200 55200 27600 27600 26210
9250 10453 21810 56052 56900 56900 28450 28450 26863
9475 10707 22230 57131 58600 58600 29300 29300 27516
9700 10961 22650 58211 58600 60400 29300 30200 28170
9925 11215 23070 59290 60400 62200 30200 31100 28823
10150 11470 23480 60344 60400 64100 30200 32050 29477
10375 11724 23900 61423 62200 66000 31100 33000 30130
10600 11978 24320 62502 64100 68000 32050 34000 30783
10825 12232 24740 63582 64100 70000 32050 35000 31437
11050 12487 25160 64661 66000 72100 33000 36050 32090
11275 12741 25580 65741 66000 74300 33000 37150 32744
11500 12995 25990 66794 68000 76500 34000 38250 33397
NOTES:- 1. This table is illustrative under option 3 which is as per understanding of the proposal indicated by the Feasibility Committee based on Notional pay fixation in successive Pay Commissions.

2. Actual fixation of revised pension will depend on Govt’s decision in the matter.

3. The figures of revised pension under Option 1 (Col. 8) are for each stage of increment.
Compiled by: N. P. Mohan, President, RSCWS

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NFIR writes to 7th CPC Implementation Cell regarding specific allowances

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3,CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (IMPL)/Allowances/2016

Dated: 29/11/2016

The Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) 7th CPC,
Room No. 214, Ashoka Hotel,  Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021

Dear Sir,
Sub: 6th Meeting of Committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances-reg.

In the meeting held on 28th November, 2016 in Room No. 169-D (Fresco), 1st Floor, North Block, New Delhi, the General Secretary, NFIR Shri M. Raghavaiah has at the outset invited attention of the Chairman to the Meeting held on 1st September, 2016 wherein it was suggested by the Chairman that the Federations may send their list containing department specific Allowances to the concerned Administrative ministries. He said that the NFIR has accordingly given the list to the Railway Board as well as to the Chairman, Railway Board on 08th & 09th September, 2016 respectively. He further requested that the Pay Commission’s recommendation vide Para 8.2.25 that any Allowance not mentioned and hence not reported to the Commission shall cease to exist, should be rejected by the Government out right as in the Railways, there are specific Allowances which have been sanctioned in the System’s interest.

The General Secretary/NFIR M. Raghavaiah has explained in the meeting, the views of the Federation on Railways’ specific allowances as below:

(i) PCO Allowance (Serial No. 11 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).

The PCO Allowance is unique for Workshops/Productions Units in Railways as the staff in PCO are being deprived of incentive bonus and for compensating the said loss, PCO Allowance has been granted and continued since decades. The 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendation for reducing the percentage of PCO Allowance is unjustified and it would therefore be necessary to allow 7.5 & 15% of 7th CPC Basic Pay as PCO Allowance for eligible staff in GP 4600 & 4200 respectively.

(ii) Shoe Allowance for Track Maintainers (Serial No. 17 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways)
The nature of duties of Track Maintainers is such, that the uniform presently provided will not last beyond three months due to field working conditions, exposure to dust, heat, rain, winds etc. It would therefore be necessary to grant Rs. 10,000/- towards Dress Allowance for Track Maintainers (subsuming Shoe Allowance). Similarly, Running Staff in Railways should also be granted not less than Rs. 10,000/- towards Dress Allowance.

(iii) ASV Allowance (Serial No. 19 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).

The Account Stock Verifiers of Railways are expected to conduct Stock Verification of Stores, materials etc., at various remote places on Indian Railways throughout the year (covering over 66,000 kms). Considering the peculiar nature of duties, outdoor work and unlimited duty hours away from their headquarters stations, these staff have been granted ASV Allowance to motivate them and volunteer for the post of Stock Verifier. The Railway Board Chairman in his speaking order vide No. PC-VI/2001/R/I dated 07/06/2001 had mentioned the difficult nature of duties being performed by the staff and for the said purpose this Allowance has been granted. Hence this Allowance needs to be retained and enhanced further.

(iv) Breakdown Allowance (Serial No. 20 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
In the interest of Railways, the Breakdown Allowance has to be retained and enhanced substantively as the staff nominated are expected to report within 45 minutes of the siren/hooster given and proceed to the site of accident/tracks breaches, sites where OHE wires snapped for restoring the services.

(v) Coal Pilot Allowance (Serial No. 21 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
This Allowance needs to be continued considering the fact that the staff are directly connected with movement of coal from collieries and perform duties in all weather conditions. It is requested to enhance the Allowance suitably.

(vi) Flying Squad Allowance (Serial No. 22 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
The recommendation of Pay Commission for abolition of this Allowance is irrational and illogical. The Ticket Checking Staff in Flying Squads are playing very crucial role in preventing Ticketless travel, unauthorized entry of anti-social elements and also levy penalty on Ticket Fare for realization of dues to the Railways. This Allowances needs to be retained and improved further.

(vii) Handicapped Allowance (Serial No. 23 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
Abolition of Handicapped Allowance in the case of physically challenged, orthopedically challenged and staff suffering from spinal deformity is an unjustified recommendation by the Pay Commission. The Federation further cites the decision of the Apex Court allowing the Allowance in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 107 of 2011 – decided on 12/12/2013. It would therefore, be necessary to retain the Allowance and enhance the same further.

(viii) Operation Theatre Allowance (Serial No. 24 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
This Allowance needs to be continued for motivating the staff Nurses to perform duties in ICU/Operation Theatres. The Railway Ministry had in fact agreed with NFIR’s demand and accordingly proposal was sent to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare/Ministry of Finance. The Abolition of Allowance recommended by the Pay Commission needs to be rejected for retaining and improving the Allowance.

(ix) Night Patrolling Allowance (Serial No. 25 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
In view of duties and responsibilities of Patrolmen as placed below, the Night Patrolling Allowance should be retained and substantially improved.
(a) Walk to and fro over the beat in accordance with the chart pertaining to his “patrol-section” looking out for subsidence, slips, signs of erosion, trees blown across the track during storms or any other causes likely to endanger the safety of line. Bridges and their approaches should be especially watched.
(b) Apprehend damage to line when
(i) the flood exceeds danger level at any of the bridges
(ii) when there is damage to the protection work or on approaches even before danger level is reached.
(iii) the water on one side of the embankment is at a much higher level than on the other side.
(iv) when any obstruction such as a fallen tree is blocking the water-way of a bridge.
(v) the track shows signs of a settlement
(c) Take immediate steps in accordance with Para 1011 to stop trains when any portion of the line is likely to be rendered unsafe due to abnormal rain or flood or any other cause.
(d) When no danger is apprehended, stand on the cess on the left hand side facing the train and exhibit his number place, turning the light of his lamp on to it, so that the number can be seen from the passing train. He should also blow the whistle, when the engine and the brake-van of the train pass him.
(e) Obtain the signature of the Station Master/ Block Hut-in-charge on duty at the Station/Block Hut concerned for his arrival and departure and exchange patrol books with adjacent patrolmen.
(f) Exchange the reports as to the conditions on their beats with adjacent patrol men and stationary watchmen on the way.
(g) Heed instructions from drivers who may report a condition of danger at a kilometrage and proceed to the place indicated and take necessary measures.
It is of supreme importance that patrolmen and watchmen thoroughly understand what they have to do in the event of emergency. In the event of an emergency the patrolmen should devote their whole time and energy to the protection of the line and summoning of assistance. Having protected the line and summoned assistance, they should resume their patrolling.

(x) Rajdhani Allowance (Serial No. 27 of the chart relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
The 7th CPC recommendation for abolition of the Allowance is not in the interest of Railways, as the Train Superintendent of Rajdhani Express Train Performs duties as Captain of the train controlling on-board staff of all departments and monitoring punctuality, Safety & Security of passengers as well their comforts. As these staff perform duties as incharge of the entire train, the Allowance has been granted for motivating them to opt for the post. Hence the 7th CPC recommendation for abolition should be rejected and Allowance be further improved.

(xi) Track Maintainers Risk & Hardship Allowance (Serial No. 5 of the chart of common issues relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
The recommendation of 7th CPC for Risk & Hardship Allowance based on the Cell R3H2 (Rs. 2700/- p.m.) may be accepted and the recommended Allowance be granted. The Track Maintainers presently paid Special Level Crossing Gate Allowance for manning level crossing gates also should be paid this Allowance mentioned in Cell R3H2 (Rs. 2700/- p.m.).

(xii) Daily Officiating Allowance (Serial No. 6 of the chart of common issues relating to specific Allowances – Ministry of Railways).
This Allowance needs to be continued as the system cannot afford to keep the safety and operational posts unmanned even for a single day. The system of granting of Daily Officiating Allowance has been in vogue in terms of Rule 1427 of the Indian Railways Establishment Code Vol.II. Railways being an operational system, working round the clock, this concept of payment of Daily Officiating Allowance has been working satisfactorily. It would therefore be necessary to retain and enhance the rates of Daily Officiating Allowance.

The General Secretary, NFIR M. Raghavaiah has also brought to the notice of the Chairman of the Meeting that in Railways Special Allowance for announcing duties has been in vogue. He cited an example of Station Master performing announcing duties in addition to his designated duties of Train Operations etc. Such Allowances are required to be retained and revised upwardly.
The General Secretary, NFIR also mentioned that Train Controllers Allowance recommended by the 7th CPC be accepted. He further suggested to consider grant/improvement of Special Allowances in the case of following categories in Railways:
(a) Loco Pilots,
(b) Assistant Loco Pilots,
(c) Guards,
(d) Training Allowance be revised to 30% of 7th CPC Pay
(e) In Railways, Cycle Allowance may be retained and revised.
Concluding his views, M. Raghavaiah expressed confidence that the Committee Chaired by Finance Secretary would favourbly recommend the proposals made by the Federation as placed above.

He also requested that the above points may be made part of the minutes of the meeting held on 28/11/2016

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission

Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
New Delhi

RBE No. 133/2016

No. E(MPP)2016/1/58

Dated 10.11.2016

The General Managers,

All India Railways Including Production Units.

Sub: Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

In view of Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations w.e.f 01.01.2016, references are being received from railways seeking clarification for calculating the money value of the posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on implementation of 7th Pay Commission. As Ministry of Finance (MOF) has not issued instructions in this regard, the following provisional instructions are being issued subject to necessary adjustment in calculation in case MOF issues any orders at variance.

“For the purpose of working out the monetary value of the post being surrendered, only the mean pay of the same in a particular level in 7th CPC mentioned in the Matrix and Dearness allowance as on date should be taken into account for calculation of mean value”.

The above is explained with the following illustration of surrender of a post in level -7 of the 7th CPC matrix:

6th CPC Pay Band+CP Level as Per 7th CPC Pay Matrix Pay Structure as per Level

Mean Pay of the level.

PB-II 9300-34800 + GP 4600

Level – 7 44900-142400

(44900+142400/2)=93650

 Money Value = Mean Pay+ DA as on relevant date

Similar calculation may be adopted for posts surrendered w.e.f 01.01.2016 and vacancy Bank may be accordingly modified.

Receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.

Sd/-
(Anuradha Singh)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board

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7th Central Pay Commission Pay Hike

7th Central Pay Commission Pay Hike

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

23-November, 2016

Pay Hike

The 7th Central Pay Commission in its Report contained in Para 5.1.46 titled ‘Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years has inter-alia recommended for withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. The Government of India vide Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25.7.2016 has accepted this recommendation.

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

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7th CPC recommendation on Disability Pension of Ex-Servicemen

7th CPC recommendation on Disability Pension of Ex-Servicemen

Government vide Notification dated 30th September 2016 have issued detailed recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission relating to pensionary benefits of Defence Forces Personnel and the decisions taken thereon by the Government. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended the following on disability pension:-

The Commission is of the considered view that the regime implemented post VI CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommended a return to the slab based system. The slab rates for disability element for 100 percent disability would be as follows:

Rank Levels Rate per month (INR)
Service Officers 10 and above 27000
Honorary Commissioned Officers
Subedar  Major / Equivalents 6  to  9 17000
Subedar / Equivalents
Naib
Subedar / Equivalents
Havildar / Equivalents 5  And  below 12000
Naik / Equivalents
Sepoy / Equivalents

The above recommendation has been accepted with the approval of the Cabinet and Resolution dated 30.09.2016 issued accordingly.

The 6th CPC dispensation of the calculation of disability element on percentage basis, however, continues for civil side which has resulted in an anomalous situation. The issue has accordingly been referred to the Anomaly Committee.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Shukla in Rajya Sabha today.

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