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Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay in 7th Pay Commission

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Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay in 7th Pay Commission

Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay (Para 8.8.3-5)

Existing Provisions: PBORs of the three Services are granted Good Service Pay after completion of certain specified length of service during which they have maintained high degree of discipline, good conduct and professional update. For PBORs of army, the specified length is 3, 6 and 9 years of service. For PBORs of IAF and Navy, it is 4, 8 and 12 years of service. For the PBORs of the Indian Army. The existing rate is Rs.64 pm for each of the three stages, while for the PBORs of Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force, the amount is Rs.80 pm.

Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended to enhance the rate of this allowance by 2.25. The nomenclature has also been changed to Good Service/Good Conduct/ Badge Allowance.

Demands:

I. Defence Forces: Good Service Pay / Good Service Badge be allowed to all JCOs on their promotion or these may be allowed to be subsumed in the Pay at the time of promotion to JCO.

II. Cabinet Secretariat: This allowance may be granted to PBORs in Special Frontier Force (SFF) as well.

Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The demands of the Defence Forces as well as SFF do not emanate from any changes suggested by the 7th CPC in this regard. Therefore, they do not fall under the remit of this Committee. MoD has not made any recommendations in this regard. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay,  may therefore, be accepted without any change

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Report of the Committee Funeral Allowance : 7th Pay Commission

Report of the Committee Funeral Allowance : 7th Pay Commission

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Funeral Allowance (Para 8.17.54)

Existing Provision: When death of an employee occurs in peace areas, a funeral allowance of Rs. 6,000 is granted and mortuary charges are reimbursed in the case of Defence personnel.

Reasons mentioned by 7th CPC for recommending abolition:
With the pay raises provided by successive Pay Commissions, this kind of an allowance has lost its meaning.

Demand:

Ministry of Defence: This allowance may not be discontinued considering the circumstances in which this allowance is granted. The rates may be enhanced by suitable multiplication factor.

Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee is of the view that this cannot be categorized as an allowance as it is not paid to the employee but to the Next of Kin. Para 8.2.3 of the 7th CPC Report also states that  “Allowance” should be used when it is paid to an individual and if it is paid as an administrative expenditure, it should be referred to as expense or expenditure. Considering the circumstances, continuation of this expenditure by the Government might be necessary. However, instead of calling it Funeral Allowance, it may be renamed as Funeral Expense, and the expenditure on this account, at the existing rate of Rs.6,000/- and mortuary expenses, may be directly borne by the concerned Unit and reflected in budget and accounts accordingly with further proviso that, whenever necessary, the concerned unit can pay this amount to Next of Kin of the deceased at the applicable rates.

Check the Detailed Report of the Committee on Allowances

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Doing away with allowances under 7th CPC : Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances

Doing away with allowances under 7th CPC : Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2447
ANSWERED ON-08.08.2017

Doing away with allowances under 7th CPC

2447 .    Shri A. K. Selvaraj

(a) whether the Central Government employees will not get Family Planning Allowances;

(b) whether it is a fact that the diet, haircutting and soap toilet allowances given to select categories of employee have been discontinued; and

c) whether it is also a fact that a raft of grants and allocations made to various sections of Government employees have been done away with or revised as per the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances, if so, the details thereof?

 

ANSWER

FINANCE MINISTER
(SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

(a): The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished. The Government has accepted the recommendation with effect from 1st July, 2017.

(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Diet Allowance granted to deputationists in Bureau of Immigration should be abolished. The 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in paras 8.17.22 to 8.17.24 of its report recommended, inter-alia, that Haircutting Allowance and Soap Toilet Allowance admissible to Personnel Below Officer’s Rank of Defence Forces, as components of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance(CPMA), should be increased by 50%. The Government has accepted these recommendations with effect from 1st July, 2017.

(c): The Committee on Allowances was set up in July, 2016, to examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertaining to allowances.

ENGLISH VERSION  /  HINDI_VERSION

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Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees – Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission – DOPT Orders

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees – Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission – DOPT Orders

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No.2/11/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 24th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Regarding.

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all Allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/-. In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account of non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR): If such a Proforma Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and/ or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

7. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DOPT

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7th Central Pay Commission: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance)

7th Central Pay Commission: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance)

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Instruction regarding Grant of Extra Work Allowance, Dress Allowance and Tough location Allowance

No.PC-1(16)/2017/D (pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 16th Nov, 2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance) – decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to MoD letter No.1(54)/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 04.11.2008 and Department of Expenditure OM No.12-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017 and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No.11-1/2016-1C, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance has been abolished as a separate allowance and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible personnel shall now to be covered under a New Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:

(a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

(b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duty again.

(c) This allowance should not be combined, i.e., if same employee is performing two or more such duties and is ellqible for 2 percent allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2 percent of basic pay.

(d) The other terms and conditions would continue to be applicable along with their admissibility (unless otherwise stated) as mentioned in MoD letter dated 04.11.2008 and otherwise.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 20174.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Diary No.446/AG/PD dated 05.10.2017.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Jayant Sinha)
Joint Secretary to the Govt of India

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Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances and other related benefits – Admitting of salary

Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances and other related benefits – Admitting of salary – Instructions

FINANCE (CMPC) DEPARTMENT
Secretariat,
Chennai – 600 009.

Letter No.54867/CMPC/2017-1, dated: 30-10-2017

From
Thiru K.SHANMUGAM, I.A.S.,
Additional Chief Secretary to Government.

To
All Secretaries to Government.

Sir/Madam,

Sub: Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay and allowances and other related benefits – Admitting of salary – Instructions – Regarding.

Ref:

  1. G.O.Ms.No.303, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 11-10-2017.
  2. G.O.Ms.No.304, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 13-10-2017.
  3. G.O.Ms.No.305, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 13-10-2017.
  4. G.O.Ms.No.306, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 13-10-2017.

I am to invite your attention to the references cited.

2. Based on the recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017, orders have been issued in the Government Orders first to fourth cited granting revision of pay, special pay and allowances to the State Government employees and teachers including employees of local bodies. The pay revision has been given notional effect from 1st January 2016 with monetary benefit from 1st October 2017.

3. As per Rule 6(2) of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 every employee shall have to exercise option to come over to the revised pay structure within 3 months from the date of coming into force of the above rules on a date advantageous to the employees concerned as classified under sub-rule (1) of the above Rules. Considering the time limit available for exercising option by the employees to switch over to the revised pay structure, the pay bills have been presented by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers in the old pay itself to avoid difficulty in drawing salary by the employees.

4. Based on the option exercised by the individual employees,

(i) In the case of non-self drawing employees, the Heads of Offices concerned shall fix the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure and send the orders to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers concerned for drawing salary in the new pay immediately;

(ii) Likewise in the case of self-drawing officers, the Pay and Accounts Officer in case of the city offices including Pay and Accounts Officer, Madurai and in respect of other officers in Districts, the Accountant General shall fix the pay of the Officers in the revised pay structure and issue necessary pay slips so as to enable the Officers concerned to present the bills and draw the salary in the new pay structure immediately.

5. The Drawing and Disbursing Officers concerned on getting the orders from the Heads of Offices / pay fixing authorities concerned shall draw and disburse monthly salaries in the new pay structure from the month of November 2017 along with arrears for the month of October 2017. They shall present salary bills accordingly for the month of November 2017 after claiming arrears for October 2017 before 20-11-2017.

6. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is requested to update the software application for salary bills in accordance with the orders issued in the Government Orders cited to enable drawing of salary in revised pay structure from November 2017, after claiming the arrears for the month of October 2017 before 20-11-2017.

7. The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts is also requested to co-ordinate with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to finalise the revised software application for presenting salary bills in the revised pay structure immediately.

8. All Head of Departments are therefore requested to issue necessary instructions to all their subordinate officers to adhere to the above instructions scrupulously.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
For Additional Chief Secretary to Government.

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Report of the Committee on 7th CPC Allowances

Report of the Committee on Allowances
April, 2017

Preface

 

Government of India, vide OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 23rd July 2016 constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chariman, Railway Board as Members to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Allowances.

 

The Committee acknowledges the assistance provided by Shri R.K.Chaturvedi Joint Secretary (IC) and his team, Shri P.K.Das, Additional Secretary (Expenditure) who headed the Group of Officers and the members of his group, the representatives of Departments / Ministries, Services and Staff Associations in finalizing the Report.

 

The Committee, after due deliberations, submits its report on 27th April, 2017.

 

sd/-(Ashok Lavasa)

Chairman

sd/-(Rajiv Mehrishi)

Member

sd/-(G.Mohan Kumar)

Member

sd/-(C K Mishra)

Member

sd/-(B P Sharma)

Member

sd/-(B V Sudhakar)

Member

sd/-(A K Mittal)

Member

sd/-(R K Chaturvedi)

Member Secretary

 

New Delhi
Date: 27th April 2017

Report of the Committee on 7th CPC Allowances

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7th CPC Allowances: Haircutting Allowance and Soap Toilet Allowance admissible to PBOR

7th CPC Allowances: Haircutting Allowance and Soap Toilet Allowance admissible to PBOR

Doing away with allowances under 7th CPC

The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished. The Government has accepted the recommendation with effect from 1st July, 2017.

The 7th Central Pay Commission recommended that Diet Allowance granted to deputationists in Bureau of Immigration should be abolished.

The 7th Central Pay Commission in paras 8.17.22 to 8.17.24 of its report recommended, inter-alia, that Haircutting Allowance and Soap Toilet Allowance admissible to Personnel Below Officer’s Rank of Defence Forces, as components of Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance(CPMA), should be increased by 50%. The Government has accepted these recommendations with effect from 1st July, 2017.

The Committee on Allowances was set up in July, 2016, to examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertaining to allowances.

This information was given by Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri A.K.Selvaraj in Rajya Sabha today.

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7th CPC Allowances query Central Government employees: Reason for saving of 40,000 crores by delaying tactics

7th CPC Allowances query Central Government employees: Reason for saving of 40,000 crores by delaying tactics

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1833

TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, THE 1ST AUGUST, 2017
SHRAVANA 10, 1939 (SAKA)

RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE ON ALLOWANCES ON 7TH CPC

QUESTION

1833. SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the recommendations of Committee on Allowances formed after implementation of 7th CPC in 2016;

(b) the details of the accepted recommendations of said Committee;

(c) the details of the rejected recommendations of the said Committee; and

(d) whether Government has saved around Rs.40,000/- crores by delaying tactics and by rejecting arrears on allowances to Central Government employees and if so, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (d): The Committee on Allowances (CoA) recommended the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) with 33 modifications. The recommendations of the CoA were accepted with 8 modifications by the Government. The 7th CPC recommendations on allowances were approved by the Government on 28.06.2017 with modifications in respect of 34 allowances. As per the established practice relating to implementation of earlier Central Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances, the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances have been implemented prospectively with effect from 01.07.2017.

Source: ENGLISH VERSION

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Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government

7th CPC Allowances extension of Govt decision to Quasi-govt Org, Autonomous Org, Statutory Bodies funded by CG

F. No. 1/1/2016-E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 26th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s OM of even number dated 13.1.2017, regarding extension of revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government and to say that in terms of para 6 thereof, it was mentioned that the Central Government has not taken any decision in regard to various allowances based on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders, the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay scales having been adopted.

2. The decision of the Central Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in regard to allowances in respect of Central Government employees have since been announced as per this Department’s Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 67.2017 and the consequent Government orders have also been issued by this Department in regard to allowances like HRA, Travelling Allowance, Transport Allowance, Family Planning Allowance, etc. The attention is also invited to this Department’s OM No.29/1/2017-E-IIB dated 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided that such of the existing allowances at present admissible in case of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government, as are exactly as per the Central Government pattern, may be revised in accordance with the decision contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated 6.7.2017 read with the Government orders issued in the matter. The provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 29/1/2017-E-IIB dt. 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances shall also be strictly followed. 2

4. All other stipulations including the modalities for additional financial impact on allowances, as contained in the OM dated 13.1.2017 referred to in para 1 above, shall continue to be applicable in regard to these orders.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Source: [www.doe.gov.in]

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Implementation Date of 7th CPC Allowances – Minister Replied in Parliament on 18.7.2017

Implementation Date of  7th CPC Allowances – Minister Replied in Parliament on 18.7.2017

“There is no proposal for revision of the date of implementation of recommendation on allowances”

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.257

TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, THE 18TH JULY, 2017
ASHADHA 27, 1939 (SAKA)

IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF SEVENTH CPC
QUESTION

257 SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate:

(a) whether Government has implemented the recommendations of Seventh CPC regarding allowances w.e.f. 1 July, 2017 instead of 1 January, 2016;

(b) if so, the reasons and rationale therefor;

(c) the reasons for denying allowances from 1st January 2016 or from the date of announcement for implementation of enhanced basic pay under 7th CPC and arrears thereof;

(d) whether Government will review it and implement enhanced allowances w.e.f. 1 January, 2016;

(e) if so, the details thereof; and

(f) if not, the reasons therefor along with the reasons for lowest hike in Pay Commission since last 70 years?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (c): As per the established practice relating to implementation of earlier Central Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances, the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) on allowances have been implemented prospectively with effect from 01.07.2017.

In view of significant departure from the existing provisions relating to allowances as recommended by the 7th CPC and representations received in this regard, recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances were referred to a Committee by the Government. After taking into account the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances which submitted its Report on 27.04.2017, the recommendations were approved by the Government on 28.06.2017.

(d) to (f): There is no proposal for revision of the date of implementation of recommendation on allowances. The hike is based on the recommendation of the 7th CPC on allowances, which is commensurate with the rise in Dearness Allowance as has been mentioned by the 7th CPC at Para 8.2.5 (4) of its Report.

Source: Rajya Sabha

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Central Government fails to implement 7th pay commission arrears on allowances

Central Government fails to implement 7th pay commission arrears on allowances

New Delhi: Despite all that has been said about the arrears on allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, an important issue for central government employees, which has now been notified on June 6 without arrears.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had claimed his commitment to implement the allowances after four months of the basic pay hike but it failed to come true.

More than 18 months have passed since the 7th pay commission report was submitted and 11 months have elapsed since the union cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for basic salary hike of central government employees, the centre now notified 7th pay commission allowances without arrears.

The government has given higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the increased allowances, which comes into effect from July 1, 2017.

The government used delaying tactics to save the government money to pay revised allowances without arrears. Hence the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was formed for examination allowances.

However. the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances and gave nod accordingly but no recommendation of the ‘Committee on Allowances’ was approved.

The delay in the implementation of allowances is chiefly because of the financial gains of the government, while financial condition of the government is very sound.

The delayed implementation of allowances have saved the government nearly Rs 40,000 crore.

The non-payment of arrears on allowances has caused tremendous irritation and frustration among the central government employees.

TST

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7th Pay Commission: Pay, allowances raise new hopes for central government employees

7th Pay Commission: Pay, allowances raise new hopes for central government employees

New Delhi: After long wait, the 7th Pay Commission award has been fully implemented including allowances, which has been implemented from July 1, it has increased new hopes among the central government employees that their allowances has been hiked.

The Union Cabinet cleared the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension on June 29 and government notified higher allowances on July 7, 2017 for its 4.8 million employees and 5.2 million pensioners, in a bid to ease the inflationary pressure.

“Allowances contribute 63 percent in the pay hike recommendation. The allowances which the commission proposed is very substantial. So, the central government employees now not only get 14.28 per cent hike in pay but also to get new allowances, which providing for full compensation to the central government employees,” a top Finance Ministry’s official told.

Government jobs in India have been less rewarding in terms of pay and allowances. Apart from a sense of job security and perceived power, most of the employees have to struggle to make ends meet with the cost of living going up every year.

The central government employees are seeing inflation catch up with their pay rises as the cost of living rises faster despite of government figure.

With the current basic pay hike and steep inflation, it is not possible for central government employees to make ends meet. It is also impossible to sustain with their current basic pay without hike in allowances. Inflation has climbed steadily over the past few years, which the new allowances will help to compensate.

Accordingly, the new allowances will hopefully attract central government employees to live with dignity and the quality of service delivery in central government offices is expected to improve which will in turn contribute to higher productivity and growth for the nation.

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TA Rules in 7th CPC: Air Travel is Allowed for Central Government Employees from Level 6 and Above

TA Rules in 7th CPC: Air Travel is Allowed for Central Government Employees from Level 6 and Above

Now the Air Travel is allowed for Central Government employees those who are in Level 6 (Pre Revised Rs.4200 Grade Pay) and above. It is Good News for those who are in Level 6 to 8, as the Travel entitlement for them so far is AC II by Train only. Now they are entitled to Travel By Air in Economy Class.

The Central Government published Gazette Notification for 7th CPC Allowances on 6th July 2017. The 7th CPC has recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowances. But the Government has decided to retain 12 Allowances from that 53 Allowances and allowed 3 Allowances to continue as separate allowance from these 37 Allowances recommended to be subsumed. Finally the Committee on Allowances and ECoS after the discussion with stakeholders, recommended to Modify 34 Allowances

The 7th CPC has recommended that Travelling Allowances can be continued without any changes. But the Government has decided to extend the Air Travel Entitlement to Govt Servants those who are in Level As per the Gazette Notification issued by Government of India, the Travelling allowance is rationalised to enable the Central Staffs from Level 6 to 8 to Travel by Air . The Official concerned clarified that, this Modified Travel Entitlement will be extended to LTC also.
Appendix I
List of allowances recommended by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) along with modifications as approved by the Government of India

Sl. Name of the Allowance Recommendation of 7th CPC Modifications accepted by the Government
31. Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air travel to its employees.
Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel.

Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.

Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.

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Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services-recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services-recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

F. No.12-2/2016-E.III.A
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
7th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services-recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. 7(19)/2008-E-IIIA dated 30.8.2008 regarding the existing rates of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) admissible to medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services and to say that as provided for in para 7 of this Ministry’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-lC dated 25th July, 2016, the question of revision of rates of allowances (except Deamess Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, NPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008.

2. The decisions of the Government on the revised rates of various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary have since been notified as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-10 dated 6th July, 2017.

3. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that in modification of the existing rates of NPA as contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008, the NPA shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, as contained in the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, subject to the condition that the sum of basic pay and NPA does not exceed Rs. 2,37,500 (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:

(i) The term “basic pay” in the revised pay structure shall mean “basic pay” as defined in Rule 3(x) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, Le, “basic pay” in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose of computation of Deamess Allowance and other allowances, except those allowances in respect of which the applicable orders provide otherwise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Deamess Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission-related pay structure.

(iii) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those medical posts for which medical qualifications recognised under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 or under the Dentist Act, 1948 have been prescribed as an essential qualification. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:-

(a) The post is a clinical one.

(b) The post is a whole time post.

(c) There is ample scope for private practice, and

4 (d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.

 

4. The revised rate of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

5. In respect of medical posts under the Ministries of Railways, Defence and Department of Atomic Energy, separate orders will be issued by the concerned administrative authorities in these Ministries.

6. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

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7th CPC Allowances Government Decision – List of All 196 Allowances & New Allowances for Railway: Appendix II of Gazette Notification

7th CPC Allowances Govt Decision – List of All 196 Allowances & New Allowances for Railways: Appendix II of Gazette Notification.

The revised rates of allowances shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017

Appendix II

Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Allowances and the Government’s decision thereon

Sl. No. Name of the Allowance Recommendations of 7th CPC Decision of the Government
1 Accident Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
2 Acting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.” Accepted
3 Aeronautical Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
4 Air Despatch Pay Abolished. Accepted
5 Air Steward Allowance Abolished. Accepted
6 Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
7 Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
8 Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
9 Annual Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
10 Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at Rs.31500 for Level 9 and above and Rs.21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix To be kept out of Risk and Hardship Matrix and to be paid on per day basis.
Rates revised from Rs.1125 per day to Rs.1500 per day and from Rs.1688 per day to Rs.2000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.
Team Leader to get 10% extra @Rs.1650 per day and Rs.2200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively
11 Assisting Cashier Allowance Abolished. Accepted
12 Accounts Stock Verifiers (ASV) Allowance Abolished. Accepted
13 Bad Climate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
14 Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
15 Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
16 Book Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
17 Breach of Rest Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
18 Breakdown Allowance Abolished Retained.
Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.120 – Rs.300 per month to Rs.270 – Rs.675 per month
19 Briefcase Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
20 Camp Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance. Accepted
21 Canteen Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
22 Caretaking Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance” Accepted
23 Cash Handling Allowance Abolished Subsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:(in Rs., per month)

Amount of average monthly cash handled 6th CPC rates Revised Rates
<= 5 lakh 230-600 700
Over 5 lakh 750-900 1000
24 Children Education Allowance (CEA) Retained. Procedure of payment simplified. Accepted.
25 CI Ops Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
26 Classification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
27 Clothing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted.
28 Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished Retained.
Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.45 per trip to Rs.102 for first trip and from Rs.15 per trip to Rs.34 for every subsequent trip.
29 Command Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
30 Command Allowance Abolished Accepted
31 Commando Allowance Abolished Accepted
32 Commercial Allowance Abolished Accepted
33 Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for Persons Below Officers Rank (PBORs). Accepted
34 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
35 Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
36 Condiment Allowance Abolished. Accepted
37 Constant Attendance Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
38 Conveyance Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
39 Cooking Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
40 Cost of Living Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
41 Court Allowance Abolished. Accepted
42 Cycle Allowance Abolished Retained.
Existing rates of Rs.90 per month doubled to Rs.180 per month for Department of Posts and Railways.
To be retained in other Ministries/Departments where there is functional justification for any particular category of staff with the approval of Department of Expenditure.
43 Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
All provisions will apply to Railways personnel also.
Travelling Charges for Level -12 – 13 revised from ‘Non-AC Taxi charges up to 50 km to ‘AC taxi charges upto 50 Kms.’ and for level 14 and above to be revised from ‘AC Taxi charges up to 50 km’ to ‘AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements’.
Existing system of Daily allowance in the Ministry of Railways to continue.
44 Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
45 Dearness Allowance (DA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Not within the purview of the Committee.
46 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25. Accepted
47 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25. Accepted
48 Desk Allowance Abolished. Accepted
49 Detachment Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
50 Diet Allowance Abolished. Accepted
51 Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
52 Dual Charge Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”. Accepted
53 Educational Concession Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
54 Electricity Allowance Abolished. Accepted
55 Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet Secretary Abolished. Accepted
56 Entertainment Allowance in Indian Railways Abolished. Accepted
57 Extra Duty Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”. Accepted
58 Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs. Accepted
59 Family HRA Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
60 Family Planning Allowance Abolished. Accepted
61 Field Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
62 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Existing rate of Rs.500 per month revised to Rs.1000 per month.
63 Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance” Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.
Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.50 to Rs.115 for full beat and from Rs.24 to Rs.54 for sharing a beat.
64 Flag Station Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”. Accepted
65 Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”. Accepted
66 Flying Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
67 Flying Squad Allowance Abolished. Accepted
68 Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
69 Funeral Allowance Abolished Retained with change in nomenclature as ‘Funeral Expense’.
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.6000 to Rs.9000.
70 Ghat Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
71 Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25. Accepted
72 Haircutting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance. Accepted
73 Handicapped Allowance Abolished. Accepted
74 Hard Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
75 Hardlying Money Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
76 Headquarters Allowance Abolished. Accepted
77 Health and Malaria Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
78 High Altitude Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
79 Higher Proficiency Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians. Accepted
80 Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.
Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
82 Holiday Monetary Compensation Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
83 Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
HPCA and PCA are admissible to ministerial staff as well on the premise that the entire hospital area carries the risk of communicable diseases. This practice should be stopped and HPCA/PCA should be admissible to only those employees who come in continuous and routine contact with the patients.
Ministerial Staff to continue to get HPCA/PCA as per R1H3 (Rs.4100 for level 8 and below and Rs.5300 for level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
84 House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the following modifications:
(i) HRA shall not be less than Rs.5,400 per month, Rs.3,600 per month and Rs.1,800 per month calculated @30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities.
(ii) HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%.
85 Hutting Allowance Abolished. Accepted
86 Hydrographic Survey Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
87 Initial Equipment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted
88 Instructional Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance. Accepted
89 Internet Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
90 Investigation Allowance Abolished. Accepted
91 Island Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
92 Judge Advocate General Department Examination Award Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel. Accepted
93 Kilometreage Allowance (KMA) Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
94 Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Subsumed in Dress Allowance for Special Protection Group (SPG) and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for SPG.
95 Language Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
96 Language Award Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
97 Language Reward and Allowance Abolished. Accepted
98 Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished. Retained.
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
99 Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Retained. Rationalized.
One additional free railway warrant should be extended to all personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) and the Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.
The recommendations of the 7th CPC on LTC are accepted without any change.
However, keeping in view the fact that Indian Navy personnel are not deployed for Field Duties, additional free Railway Warrant to Indian Coast Guard shall not be granted.
100 Library Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”. Accepted
101 MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
102 Medal Allowance Retained. Accepted
103 Messing Allowance Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff. Accepted
104 Metropolitan Allowance Abolished. Accepted
105 Mileage Allowance for journeys by road Retained. Accepted
106 Mobile Phone Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
107 Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
108 National Holiday Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
109 Newspaper Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
110 Night Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
111 Night Patrolling Allowance Abolished. Accepted.
112 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
113 Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
114 Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.4800 per month to Rs.7200 per month.
115 Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Abolished. Accepted
116 Officiating Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
117 Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished Retained.
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.360 per month to Rs.540 per month.
118 Orderly Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
119 Organization Special Pay Abolished. Accepted
120 Out of Pocket Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel. Accepted
121 Outfit Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted.
122 Outstation (Detention) Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
123 Outstation (Relieving) Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
124 Out-turn Allowance Abolished. Accepted
125 Overtime Allowance (OTA) Abolished except for operational staff and industrial employees governed by statutory provisions. Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of ‘operational staff’.
Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards.
126 Para Allowances Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
127 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
128 Parliament Assistant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
129 PCO Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
130 Post Graduate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
131 Professional Update Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories This allowance to continue to be paid to non-gazetted staff of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
132 Project Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
133 Qualification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
134 Qualification Grant Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel
7th CPC recommendations accepted with the modifications that-
(i) this will not include Tier – II courses, and
(ii) courses will be reviewed by associating experts, including outside professionals and academicians by 31.12.2017.
135 Qualification Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25. Accepted
136 Rajbhasha Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance” Accepted
137 Rajdhani Allowance Abolished. Accepted
138 Ration Money Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
Provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace areas should be withdrawn
Provision of free ration for officers of Defence Forces shall be discontinued in peace areas.
Ration Money Allowance shall continue to be paid to officers of Defence Forces posted in peace areas. The cash shall be credited directly into the bank accounts of officers.
139 Refreshment Allowance Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25. Accepted
140 Rent Free Accommodation Abolished. Accepted
141 Reward for Meritorious Service Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25. Accepted
142 Risk Allowance Abolished Retained.
Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.60 per month to Rs.135 per month.
143 Robe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted
144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted
145 Savings Bank Allowance Abolished. Accepted
146 Sea Going Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
147 Secret Allowance Abolished. Accepted
148 Shoe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted
149 Shorthand Allowance Abolished. Accepted
150 Shunting Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
151 Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at Rs.31500 for Level 9 and above and Rs.21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Rates revised from:
Rs.31500 to Rs.42500 per month for Level 9 and above, and
Rs.21000 per month to Rs.30000 per month for level 8 and below
152 Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs. Accepted
153 Soap Toilet Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance. Accepted
154 Space Technology Allowance Abolished. Retained.
Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Retained. Enhanced by 100%. Accepted
156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
157 Special Appointment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
Granted to CAPF Personnel holding special appointments
To include Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) in the list eligible for Extra Work Allowance @2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.
158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Abolished. Accepted
159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance (TLA) -I, II or III.
Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance.
7th CPC recommendations that Tough Location Allowance (TLA) will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) accepted subject to condition that employees be given the additional option to avail of the benefit of Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA) at pre-revised rates under the 6th CPC regime along with SDA at revised rates of 7th CPC
160 Special Department of Telecom (DOT) Pay Abolished. Accepted
161 Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
SDA for AIS officers should be paid at the rate of 30 per cent of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10 per cent of Basic Pay.
As per DoPT’s OM No. 14017/4/2005-AIS (II) dated 10th February, 2009, ‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North – East Cadres of All India Service (AIS) officers’ is granted @25%.
Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted @12.5%.
Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
Both these allowances namely ‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North – East Cadres of AIS’ and Special Duty Allowance (SDA shall continue to be paid separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and 10% respectively.
162 Special Forces Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
163 Special Incident/Investigation/Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
Department of Revenue should assess the risk profile of the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at various levels and thereafter make a case to Ministry of Finance for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance, if any, as per appropriate cell.
Special Security Allowance (SSA) for Special Protection Group (SPG) to be revised from 40% to 55% of Basic Pay for operational duties and from 20% to 27.5% of Basic Pay for non – operational duties. National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) employees to be granted this allowance @20% of Basic Pay.
This allowance was granted to Enforcement Directorate
as an ad – hoc measure with the approval of Department of Expenditure pending recommendations of the 7th CPC. Accordingly, this allowance to be withdrawn from ED with effect from 01.07.2017. As per recommendations of the 7th CPC, D/o Revenue to examine proposal for Risk & Hardship allowance for ED to make a case to Ministry of Finance for granting Risk & Hardship based allowance to ED officials, if any.
164 Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
165 Special National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Pay Abolished. Accepted
166 Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories. Name of the allowance to continue as ‘Additional Allowance’.
167 Special Scientists’ Pay Abolished. Accepted
168 Specialist Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
169 Spectacle Allowance Abolished. Accepted
170 Split Duty Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
171 Study Allowance Abolished. Accepted
172 Submarine Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
173 Submarine Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis. Accepted
174 Submarine Technical Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
175 Subsistence Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained. Accepted
176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Abolished. Accepted
177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Abolished. Accepted
178 Sunderban Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
179 TA Bounty Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance. Accepted
180 TA for Retiring Employees Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
181 TA on Transfer Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
182 Technical Allowance Tier-I of the Technical Allowance will continue to be paid on a monthly basis.
Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel
Existing system of Technical Allowance (Tier – I and II) to continue at Rs.3000 per month and Rs.4500 per month up to 31.03.2018.
Courses of Technical Allowance (Tier -I and II) along with Qualification Grant (Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel) to be reviewed by associating experts, outside professionals and academicians in order to keep pace with changing defence requirements. Review of Courses to be completed before 31.12.2017. Technical Allowance (Tier – II) to continue beyond 31.03.2018 only after review of courses.
183 Tenure Allowance Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25. Accepted
184 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
185 Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
The allowance will be payable to an eligible employee for a maximum period of five years only during the entire career.
Ceiling of 5 years period to be removed.
Standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.
186 Training Stipend Abolished. Accepted
187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Retained. Rationalized. Accepted.
188 Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air travel to its employees.
Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel. Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.
Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.
189 Treasury Allowance Abolished Subsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:
(in Rs., per month)

Amount of average monthly cash handled 6th CPC rates Revised Rates
<= 5 lakh 230-600 700
Over 5 lakh 750-900 1000
190 Tribal Area Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Accepted
191 Trip Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
192 Uniform Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance and to be paid annually. 7th CPC recommendations accepted with following modifications:
Different rates for the following categories:
(i) Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel- to be paid annually @ Rs.27,800 per annum and Rs.21,225 per annum for operational and non – operational duties respectively.
(ii) Nurses – to be paid monthly @Rs.1800 per month
To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.
193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
194 Vigilance Allowance Abolished. Accepted
195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not included in the report. Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
196 Washing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Subsumed in Dress Allowance in respect of Nurses and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for Nurses.
197 New Allowances for Railways:
(i) Special Train Controller’s Allowance, and

(ii) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers

New Allowance for Fire-fighting Staff:
(i) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-fighting staff of Central Government & UTs

New Allowances for Railways:

(i) Special Train Controller’s Allowance -to be paid @Rs.5,000 per month to Section Controllers and Dy. Chief Controllers

(ii) Track Maintainers – I, II, III and IV of Indian Railways to be granted Risk and Hardship Allowance as per cell R3H2 (Rs.2700 for Level 8 and below and Rs.3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix

New Allowance for Fire-fighting Staff:
(i) Risk and Hardship Allowance as per cell R2H3 (Rs.2700 for Level 8 and below and Rs.3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix

Accepted

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The Central Governments decision on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on Allowances published in Gazette of India yesterday i.e. 6th July, 2017; All allowances are given effect from 1st July 2017

The Central Governments decision on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on Allowances published in Gazette of India yesterday i.e. 6th July, 2017; All allowances are given effect from 1st July 2017; 

Concerned Ministries advised to issue their Orders on Allowances governed by them immediately so that the revised rates of allowances get reflected in the current month’s Salary Bills of the Government employees 
Resolution conveying the Central Governments decision on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on Allowances has been published in Gazette of India yesterday i.e.6th July, 2017.

Based on the Report of Committee on Allowances (CoA) and the recommendation of E-CoS, the Cabinet had earlier approved the modifications in 34 Allowances in its Meeting held on 28th June 2017.

All allowances are given effect from 1st July 2017.

Concerned Ministries have now been advised to issue their Orders on Allowances governed by them immediately so that the revised rates of allowances get reflected in the current month’s Salary Bills of the Government employees.

Major Highlights of the Allowances approved by the Union Cabinet are as follows: 

  • Cabinet approved recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances with 34 modifications – revised rates effective from 01.07.2017
  • It will benefit 34 lakh Civilian employees and 14 lakh Defence Forces personnel
  • 7th CPC examined 197 allowances, recommending abolition of 53 allowances and subsuming 37 in others.
  • 7th CPC recommended revised rates commensurate with Dearness Allowance
  • Fully DA-indexed allowances – no raise, not DA indexed raised by 2.25, partially indexed raised by 1.5, % based rationalised by 0.8
  • Risk & Hardship Matrix evolved for allowances linked to risk and hardship
  • 7th CPC projected additional financial implication at Rs.29,300 cr per annum, modifications to have additional implication of Rs.1448.23 cr
  • Combined additional financial implication estimated at Rs.30748.23 crore per annum.

1. Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed:

  • Government decided not to abolish 12 allowances in view of specific functional requirements
  • 3 of 37 subsumed allowances will continue as separate identities due to unique nature of these allowances.

2.House Rent Allowance (HRA)

  • HRA will be paid @24%, 16% & 8% for X, Y & Z cities respectively
  • HRA not to be less than Rs.5400, 3600 & 1800 for X,Y&Z cities, calculated @30,20,&10% of min pay of Rs.18000 – to benefit >7.5 lakh employee
  • 7th CPC recommended revision of HRA when DA reaches 50% & 100%, Govt decided to revise rates when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively.

3. Siachen Allowance:

  • Rates of Siachen Allowance increased from Rs.14000 pm (Soldiers) to Rs.30000 & Rs.21000 pm (Officers) to Rs.42500 for extreme risk & hardship.

4. Dress Allowance:

  • Government decided to pay Dress Allowance to Nurses on monthly basis due to high maintenance and hygiene requirements.
  • Higher rate of Dress Allowance for Special Protection Group accepted by Govt.

5. Tough Location Allowance:

  •  7th CPC recommended-TLA not to be granted with SDA-Govt decided to give option of SCLRA at pre-revised rates with SDA at revised rates

6. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to all categories:

  • Children Education Allowance increased from Rs.1500 pm/child (max.2) to Rs.2250/child and Hostel Subsidy increased from Rs.4500 pm to Rs.6750 pm.
  • Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities doubled from Rs.1500 pm to Rs.3000 pm
  • Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians increased from Rs.2000 – Rs.10000 (Grant) to Rs.10000 – Rs.30000 (Grant)

7. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Uniformed Services: Defence, CAPFs, Police, Indian Coast Guard and Security Agencies

  • Abolition of Ration Money Allowance and free ration to Defence officers in peace areas not accepted, RMA to be credited in bank account
  • Technical Allowance (Tier-II) not to be merged, Govt. decided to continue Technical Allowance (Tier-II) @Rs.4500 pm-courses to be reviewed
  • Aeronautical Allowance increased Rs.300 pm to Rs.450 pm and extended to Indian Coast Guard also
  • Counter Insurgency Ops (CI Ops) Allowance for counter – insurgency ops increased from Rs.3000 – Rs.11700 pm to Rs.6000 – Rs.16900 pm
  • MARCOS and Chariot Allowance paid to marine commandos increased from Rs.10500 – Rs.15750 pm to Rs.17300 – Rs.25000 pm
  • Conditionality of 12 hrs reduced to 4 hrs for Sea Going Allowance and rates increased from Rs.3000 – Rs.7800 pm to Rs.6000 – Rs.10500 pm
  • COBRA Allowance granted to CRPF personnel in Naxal hit areas increased from Rs.8400 – Rs.16800 pm to Rs.17300 – Rs.25000 pm
  • Modified Field, Field & Highly Active Field Area Allowances increased from Rs.1200 – Rs.12600 pm to Rs.6000 – Rs.16900 pm.
  • Flying Allowance increased from Rs.10500 – Rs.15750 pm to Rs.17300 – Rs.25000 pm and extended to BSF Air Wing also
  • High Altitude Allowance increased from Rs.810 – Rs.16800 pm to Rs.2700 – Rs.25000 pm
  • Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel increased from Rs.9000 – Rs.30000 (Grant) to Rs.10000 – Rs.30000 (Grant).
  • Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance increased from Rs.1500 / 3000 pm to Rs.4100 / 5300 pm
  • Additional Free Railway Warrant (Leave Travel Concession) extended to CAPFs.
  • Territorial Army Allowance increased from Rs.175 – Rs.450 pm to Rs.1000 -Rs. 2000 pm
  • Ceilings of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel increased from Rs.2000 – Rs.4500 pm to Rs.4500 – Rs.9000 pm
  • Detachment Allowance increased Rs.165 – Rs.780 per day to Rs.405 – Rs.1170 per day
  • Para Jump Instructor Allowance increased from Rs.2700/3600 pm to Rs.6000/10500 pm
  • Govt. increased Special Security Allowance for Special Protection Group to 55% and 27.5% of BP for ops and non – ops duties
  • Housing provisions for PBORs and their families residing at other stations significantly improved and linked to HRA, process simplified

8. Allowances paid to Indian Railways

  • Additional Allowance increased from Rs.500 / 1000 pm to Rs.1125 / 2250 pm and extended to Loco Pilot Goods and Senior Passenger Guards @Rs.750 pm
  • Special Train Controllers Allowance @5000 pm introduced for Train Controllers of Railways

9. Allowances paid to Nurses & Ministerial Staffs of Hospital

  • Government increased rate of Nursing Allowance from Rs.4800 pm to Rs.7200 pm
  • Operation Theatre Allowance not abolished and rates increased from Rs.360 pm to Rs.540 pm
  • Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance increased from Rs.2070 – Rs.2100 pm to Rs.4100 – Rs.5300 pm
  • 7th CPC recommendations modified and HPCA / PCA to continue for Ministerial staff

10. Allowances to Pensioners

  • Fixed Medical Allowance for Pensioners increased from Rs.500 pm to Rs.1000 pm
  • Constant Attendance Allowance on 100% disablement increased from Rs.4500 pm to Rs.6750 pm

11. Allowances to Scientific Departments

  • 7th CPC recommendations to abolish Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance not accepted – rates revised from Rs.7500 pa to Rs.11250 pa
  • Professional Update Allowance for non-gazetted staff of DAE will continue at enhanced rate of Rs.11250 pa
  • Antarctica Allowance – Summer rates revised from Rs.1125 per day to Rs.1500 per day, Winter rates from Rs.1688 per day to Rs.2000 per day

12. Allowance paid to D/o Posts & Railways

  • Cycle Allowance not abolished – rates doubled from Rs.90 to Rs.180 pm for functional requirements of Postmen in Posts and Trackmen in Railways.

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Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

PROTEST AGAINST BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS DECIDED TO ORGANISE

MASS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND BURNING OF HRA ORDERS ON 25TH JULY 2017 AT MAXIMUM CENTRES THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY

THOSE HANDS WHICH ARE AFRAID OF RAISING AGAINST INJUSTICES

THOSE TONGUES WHICH ARE AFRAID OF VOICING AGAINST INJUSTICES

ARE SYMBOLS OF SLAVERY AND SURRENDER.

Seventh Central pay Commission Report was submitted to Government on 19.11.2015. Most of the recommendations, especially in the case of Minimum wage, fitment formula, Pay scales of most of the cadres, Allowances, Advances, MACP, CCL, etc. are most retrograde. 7th CPC recommendations are the worst recommendations after the 2nd Pay Commission recommendations (1960). The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising the National Council JCM Staff Side (mainly Railways, Defence and Confederation) gave notice for indefinite strike to Government on 09.06.2016, seeking modifications in the recommendations. Government refused to call the NJCA leaders for a negotiated settlement and unilaterally declared the decisions of the Cabinet on 29.06.2016. NJCA decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike. On 30.06.2016, Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister held discussion with the NJCA leaders. It was assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be constituted to submit recommendations in this regard to the Government. It was also assured that all other issues arising out of implementation of 7th CPC will be considered favourably. Four months time limit was also fixed for implementation of the assurances. Based on the above assurances the indefinite strike was deferred for four months.

Evenafter four months time limit fixed, no high level committee was constituted and all other issues remained unsettled. Government constituted committees after committee – Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowance Committee, Pension Option-I Committee, NPS Committee, Anomaly Committee etc. – but till this day no High Level Committee for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is constituted eventhough a Group of officers headed by Additional Secretary (Expenditure) held two meetings with the staff side without any discussion on Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Committees were constituted to delay or deny the demands placed by staff side.

1.Allowances Committee delayed its report for about ten months to deny increase in HRA rates and arrears from 01.01.2016.

2.Pension Option-I Committee rejected the one and the only favourable recommendations of the 7th CPC i.e; Option-I parity for pre-2016 pensioners.

3.NPS Committee categorically stated that withdrawal of NPS is not under the purview of the committee.

As the Government was not ready to honour its assurances given to the NJCA leaders, evenafter a lapse of four months, Confederation has requested the dominant organisations in the NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike. As there was no concensus in the NJCA regarding revival of indefinite strike or organizing any serious trade union action (for reason best known to all) against the betrayal of the Government, Confederation National Conference decided to organize independent agitation programmes. Accordingly Massive Parliament March with participation of about 15000 employees and pensioners on 15.12.2016, one day nationwide strike of about thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees on 16.03.2017, Mass dharna of about 3000 employees and pensioners in front of Finance Ministers office on 23.05.2017, Human Chain of Central Government employees and Pensioners at all major centres on 22.06.2017 were organized by Confederation for settlement of 21 points charter of demands which included the demands of all sections of employees and pensioners including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual Contract workers and Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

After more than eleven months from the date notification of Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 (25.07.2016), Union Cabinet approved the revised allowances on 28.06.2017 without any major modifications, including HRA and Transport Allowances applicable to all section of employees. HRA rate was not increased from 24, 16, and 8%. The date of effect was fixed as 01.07.2017 instead of 01.01.2016.

Some of our friends, who are welcoming and supporting the Government’s decision on allowances are arguing that never in the past Revived Pay and Revised Allowances were given from the same date and for HRA etc. retrospective effect was not given. They consciously want to hide the fact that in the past revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month/next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even if that practice is taken as a precedence, this time employees have every right to get Revised Allowance including HRA from 01.07.2016, as Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 was notified on 25.07.2016. Similarly, never in the past HRA rates were reduced by Pay Commissions. Those who support the Government’s decision are deliberately hiding this fact to somehow justify their stand and misguide the employees, because of their guilty conscience.

As the dominant organisations of the NJCA have left from the path of struggle for realization of the 7th CPC related justified demands raised in the July 11th indefinite strike charter, Confederation has decided to carry forward the struggle against the betrayal of the Government and non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble Ministers. We have made it open that we strongly disagree and disown the stand taken by the Secretary, National Council JCM staff side, (Who is also the convenor of NJCA) by welcoming and thanking the Government for the decisions on Allowances including HRA. Confederation represents the sentiments of entire Central Government employees pensioners especially grass root level workers. It cannot be a party to any statement or action which the ordinary workers feel as betrayal of their cause. Confederation shall continue its struggle against the injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners (including Autonomous body employees and pensioners, Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, Contract workers) by the NDA Government.

Descending to the level of submitting to the dictates of the Government, compromising on the basic principles of trade Union, leaving away the path of struggle ignoring the of principles of collective bargaining, getting addicted to the JCM machinery of never ending, no-result-oriented discussions and consultations — is not the tradition of Confederation. Confederation is a different organisation which our critics and enemies cannot understand.

We are fighting against a Government which is aggressively implementing neo-liberal reforms and we know that struggle path is tough and difficult and require sacrifices. Eventhen, we prefer, that path than the path of opportunism, surrender and compromises. Eventhough we have not won our battle in full, we firmly believe that whatever achievements and benefits the NDA Government was compelled to grant (Example – enhancement of Bonus ceiling to 7000, eligibility for gratuity to NPS employees. 5th Pay Commission recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners (option-3), microscopic modifications in HRA at minimum level and some other allowances including enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and retention of some of the allowances recommended for abolition etc.) is only because of the continuous nationwide campaign and struggle conducted by the Confederation and Confederation alone. Those who never participated in any strike or struggle and only enjoyed the fruits of the struggle and sacrifice of others can never understand the importance of struggle or strike. Empty vessels always go on making much noise, but we believe in action.

It is in this background, the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to intensify our struggle. To express the strong protest, anger and resentment of the employees, against the totally negative and indifferent attitude of NDA Government and also against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government, Confederation calls upon the entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017 (25.07.2017 Tuesday) at all centres at centralized places and burn the orders on HRA issued by the Government. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through local print and electronic media and also social media.

The next phase of agitational programmes will be decided by the National Secretariat meetings of Confederation scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on 9th August 2017.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to make the above programme a grant success.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
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Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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7th CPC Allowances – Wrong statement by NCJCM: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances

7th CPC Allowances: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances – Wrong statement by NCJCM

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/17/112

29.06.2017

To
Secretary Staff Side
National Council (JCM)
13 C Ferosha Road
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Government decision on Allowances – Reg

Shri Shivgopal Mishra,

When we seen the cabinet decision on allowances day before yesterday, naturally the employees were on upset mood as the Government came out with a minimal changes here and there.

But when seen your press release in the capacity of Secretary Staff Side National Council JCM welcoming the decision taken by the Union Cabinet we all were really shocked.

It is sorry to say that for substantiating your decision to welcome you have been told lies in your Press release. You mentioned that welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet for “restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3.”

With all due respect NFAEE would like to mention here that your statement is not based on the facts and figure and just to misguide the 34 lakhs Central Government Employees. In fact out of the 120 stages of Levels 1 to 3 a meager of 15 stages (8 in the level 1, 5 in level 2 and 2 in level 3) only get more than 24%, 16% & 8% HRA that too not 30%, 20% & 10% as you claimed in the press release. Only those employees in the pay of Rs.18000 as on 01.07.2017 shall get 30%, 20% and 8% as per the entitlement based on the categorization of the cities. Even an incumbent in the level 1 got an increment of 3% shall not eligible for 30%, 20% and 10% of HRA. It means the employees who joined in the level 1 after 1st January 2017 and having basic pay as Rs 1800 only will get 30%, 20% and 8# of HRA. Thus the number beneficiaries will not be even thousands, where the question of 7.5 lakhs employees gets the benefits? All others in the above said 15 stages of levels 1 to 3 will get HRA little more than 24%, 16% & 8% but less than 30%, 20% and 8%.

The below given chart will expose your claim and will prove it is wrong:

PAY MATRIX LEVEL 1 ( 1800 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
1 18000 5400 3600 1800
2 18500 5400 3600 1800
3 19100 5400 3600 1800
4 19700 5400 3600 1800
5 20300 5400 3600 1800
6 20900 5400 3600 1800
7 21500 5400 3600 1800
8 22100 5400 3600 1800
9 22800 5472 3648 1824
PAY MATRIX LEVEL 2 ( 1900 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
1 19900 5400 3600 1800
2 20500 5400 3600 1800
3 21100 5400 3600 1800
4 21700 5400 3600 1800
5 22400 5400 3600 1800
6 23100 5544 3696 1848
PAY MATRIX LEVEL 3 ( 2000 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
1 21700 5400 3600 1800
2 22400 5400 3600 1800
3 23100 5544 3696 1848

Form the above chart it is crystal clear that those employees who joined in the service just 8 year before only entitled at a higher rate of HRA than 24%, 16% and 8% that too not 30%, 20% and 10% as you claimed in the Press Release. The above chart also showing that at the stage of 9, 6 and 3 of the Pay Matrix levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively the HRA shall be more than 5400, 3600 and 1800 based on 24%, 16% and 8%.

Further you extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances. Whereas the Government Press release claimed that Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC and 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed to continue as separate. When the Government them was not claiming that they have restored 12 of the 53 allowances abolished and 3 If the 37 allowances recommended to subsumed has been restored. That means altogether 15 Allowances has been restored. Then from where the restoration of 34 Allowances came?

Thus once again the NDA Government betrayed the entire Central Government Employees by denying the HRA at the existing rate of 30%/20%/10% with effect from 01.01.2016. They denied the existing rate as well as the arrears from 1st June 2016 by the decision to implement the revised rate from01.07.2017.

The Government has not considered the suggestions by the staff side on various other Allowances and facilities and Government came up with cosmetic changes in the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Further the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers regarding minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not considered by the Government till date.

Even the only acceptable recommendation by the Pay Commission to regulate the pension who retired prior to 1st June 2016 which was accepted by the Government while issuing the notification in the year 2016 later it has been replaced the pension fixation formula by adopting new one which is not beneficiary to the pensioners.

No decision on NPS has been taken to ensure minimum pension or other demands submitted by the Staff side.

Under this circumstance National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees NFAEE feels the hurry burry shown by you to issue a press release without discussing either among the staff side members of the National Council (JCM) or with the NJCA leadership in which you happened to be the convener to welcome the Government strongly was not in the spirit of broader unity and to help the Government who failed to fulfill the wishes of the employees across the board.

NFAEE strongly condemn this attitude of Secretary Staff Side, National Council (JCM) and demands to withdraw the press release and stand with the united work force of the Central Government Employees.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely,
(Jayaraj KV)

Secretary General

Cc: Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
New Delhi

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Nationwide Protest Demonstrations against the Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Allowances to CG Employees

NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE CABINET DECISION ON ALLOWANCES TO CG EMPLOYEES

CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AGAIN BETRAYED BY NDA GOVERNMENT

DATE OF EFFECT FROM 01-01-2016 AND RESTORATION OF RATE OF HRA DENIED

HOLD NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES

NDA Government has once again betrayed the entire Central Govt Employees. The demand of the employees to restore HRA to 30, 20 & 10% is denied. Date of effect for allowances is fixed as 01-07-2017 denying 18 months arrears.

The BJP lead NDA Government deliberately delayed the legitimate right of the employees. The assurance given by Cabinet Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not honoured till date. NDA Government is the worst Government as far as employees and workers are concerned.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon entire Central Govt Employees to hold demonstrations in front of all Central Govt Offices protesting against the anti-employees, anti-workers stand of the NDA Government.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&Whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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