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7th CPC Transport Allowance 7440 issue settled

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7th CPC Transport Allowance 7440 issue settled

7th CPC Transport Allowance 7440 issue settled for Matrix Level 1 and 2 (Grade Pay 1800 and 1900)

Department of Expenditure issued an important amendment order regarding Transport Allowance on 2nd August, 2017. Central Government employees who are drawing pay of 24200 and above in Pay Level 1 and 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance 3600 for TPTA Cities and 1800 for all Other Places.

The Central Government employees those who were in Grade Pay 1800 and 1900 and their pay in the pay band equivalent to 7440 and above eligible for higher Transport Allowance.

So, 7440 is now changed as 24200

Rates of Transport Allowance recommended by 6th CPC

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Rates of Transport Allowance recommended by 7th CPC

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7th CPC HRA Allowance Ready Reckoner : Level 15

7th CPC HRA Allowance Ready Reckoner : Level 15

Level 15
7th CPC Basic Pay HRA 24%
(X Cities)
HRA 16%
(Y Cities)
HRA 8%
(Z Cities)
182200 43728 29152 14576
187700 45048 30032 15016
193300 46392 30928 15464
199100 47784 31856 15928
205100 49224 32816 16408
211300 50712 33808 16904
217600 52224 34816 17408
224100 53784 35856 17928

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Gratitude expressed on the Govt decisions on the VII Central Pay Commission recommendations

Gratitude expressed on the Govt decisions on the VII Central Pay Commission recommendations

7thCentralPayCommission-news

No.SG/BPS/17/2017

Dated: 31.5.2017

To

Dr.Jitendra Singh
Hon’ble Minister of State,
(Independent Charge)
Govt. of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,

New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Gratitude expressed on the Govt decisions on the VII Central Pay Commission recommendations – reg.

Respected Sir,

1. Bharat Pensioners Samaj a conglomerate of over 725 Pensioners Associations while expressing its gratitude to Govt. of India for the benevolent decision on the VII Central Pay Commission recommendations on the revision of Pension based on the ‘Notional Pay’ on last pay drawn basis.

2.Sir, the VII Central Pay Commissions recommendations as well as benefit of revised ‘Dearness Relief’ have not been implemented in respect of Pensioners retired from the Central Government autonomous bodies under various Central Ministries of Govt of India undertakings and Public Sector undertakings who are eligible to received Pension under CCS(Pension)Rules from the Govt. of India. Kindly order the early revision of Pension with Dearness Relief at the revised rates.

3.  The VII Central Pay Commission has recommended the extension of CGHS benefits to Postal Pensioners as well as takeover of remaining Postal Dispensaries. The VII Central Pay Commission also recommended the introduction of comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme for the Central Government employees and pensioners. These recommendations remain unimplemented so far. The excessive revision of CGHS subscription also causing hardships to the Pensioners.

The Hon’ble Minister may kindly order the examination of these issues and order remedial measures at his earliest convenience.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
S.C.Maheshwari
Genl Secy. Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Source: BPS

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Extension of time limit for forwarding of 7th CPC Anomalies for consideration in the National anomaly Committee

Extension of time limit for forwarding of 7th CPC Anomalies for consideration in the National anomaly Committee

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F.No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA Section)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th May, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of time limit for forwarding of 7th CPC Anomalies for consideration in the National anomaly Committee – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in partial modification of this Department’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 16.08.2016, the time limits for receipt and disposal of anomalies, as mentioned in paragraph 5 of the Office Memorandum are amended as under:

(i) The time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended by three months from the date of expiry of receiving anomalies i.e. from 15.2.2017 to 15.5.2017; and

(ii) The time limit for disposal of anomalies is extended by three months from the date of expiry of one year from the date of its constitution i.e. from 15.08.2017 to 15.11.2017.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)

DoPT Order

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Modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits approved by the Cabinet on 3rd May, 2017

Modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits approved by the Cabinet on 3rd May, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs.84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners

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

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

The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entailan additional expenditure of approximatelyRs.130 crore per annum.

3. Changes in Pay Structure and Revision of the three Pay Matrices:

The Cabinet, while approving the 7th CPC recommendations for their implementation on 29thJune, had made two modifications in the Defence Pay Matrix as under:

(i) Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13A (Brigadier) may be increased from 2.57 to 2.67.

(ii) Additional 3 stages in Levels 12A (Lt. Col.) , 3 stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and 2 stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added.

The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS). The modifications are listed below:

(i) Defence Pay Matrixhas been extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix: The 7th CPC had recommended a compact Pay Matrix for Defence Forces personnel keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profiles of the service personnel.Ministry of Defence raised the issue that the compact nature of the Defence Pay Matrix may lead to stagnation for JCOs in Defence Forces and proposed that the Defence Pay Matrix be extended to 40 stages. The Cabinet decisionto extendthe Defence Pay Matrix will benefit the JCOs who can continue in service without facing any stagnation till their retirement age of 57 years.

(ii) IOR for Levels 12 A(Lt. Col. and equivalent)and 13(Colonel and equivalent)in the Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent)in the Civil Pay Matrix has been increased from 2.57 to 2.67: Variable IOR ranging from 2.57 to 2.81 has been applied by the 7th CPC to arrive at Minimum Pay in each Level on the premise that with enhancement of Levels from PayBand 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. This principle has not been applied in respect of Levels 12A (Lt. Col. and equivalent), 13 (Colonel and equivalent) and 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) of Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) of the Civil Pay Matrix on the ground that there was a disproportionate increase in entry pay at the level pertaining to GP 8700 in the 6thCPC regime. The IOR for Level 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix has already been revised upwards with the approval of the Cabinet earlier. In view of the request from Ministry of Defence for raising the IOR for Levels 12 A and 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix and requests from others, the IOR for these levels has beenrevised upwards to ensure uniformity of approach in determining the IOR.

(iii) To give effect to the decisions to extend the Defence Pay Matrix and to enhance the IORs, the three Pay Matrices -Civil, Defence and MNS -have also been revised. While doing so, two calculation errors noticed in the MNS Pay Matrix have also been rectified.

(iv) To ensure against reduction in pay, benefit of pay protection in the form of Personal Pay was earlier extended to officers when posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) with the approval of Cabinet. The benefit will also be available to officers coming on Central Deputation on posts not covered under the CSS.

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Finance Ministry Press Note : Committee on 7th CPC Allowances

Finance Ministry Press Note : Committee on 7th CPC Allowances

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Press Information  Bureau
Ministry of Finance

28-April, 2017 16:38 IST

The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.

The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations.

Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.

The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

Source : PIB

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Most of the Central Government employees feel that the enhancement of DA/DR is meager

Most of the Central Government employees feel that the enhancement of DA/DR is meager

Calculation of DA/DR based on AICPIN only

“Calculation of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government Employees and Pensioners based on the methodology prescribed by the recommendations of Central Pay Commission”

Dearness Allowance is issued twice a year and the Seventh Pay Commission has adopted the same calculation methods that were prescribed by the Sixth Pay Commission.

The same series of the All-India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 2001=100) are used for the calculation of DA/DR to be continued. The 7th CPC recommendations are implemented from 1.1.2017 and no DA from 1.1.2017 to 1.7.2017. And from 1.7.2017, 2% DA calculated as per the same formula recommended by 6th CPC. And then now, same calculation with the Consumer Price Index, the figure of two percent was arrived.

Most of the Central Government employees feel that the enhancement of DA/DR is meager.

The Central Government had nothing to do with the Dearness Allowance issued to the Central Government employees in the past, which were as high as 10 percent. Similarly, the government is in no way connected with the current announcement of two percent DA/DR.

The same AICPIN (CPI IW BY2001=100) adopted for the calculation of Dearness Allowance to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale of 5th and 6th CPC. For 6th CPC, 4% Dearness Allowance was calculated on the basis of the same method. In other words, it will be expected to increase from 132 percent to 136.

The Dearness Allowance is calculated based on the changes in the prices of essential commodities in 75 cities and towns in India, over a period of six months. The monthly data, called the AICPIN, are released each month, by the Labour Bureau under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Central Government employees and Pensioners are not only getting the DA and DR, also employees working under Bank, CPSE etc,. The CPI(I-W) series are used for the calculation of DA for Bank Staff and IDA for CPSE employees. Almost the same enhancement of DA will adopt for the employees working in State Governments. Consumer Price Index will impact on the salaries and pension of more than 2 crore employees and pensioners directly.

Just watch the difference of DA amount between 6th and 7th CPC:

As on 1.1.2016 As on 1.7.2016 DA from 1.1.2017
6th CPC Basic Pay 10,000 (2400GP) 10,300 412 (4%)
7th CPC Matrix Pay 26,300 27,100 542 (2%)
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Source: www.govtenews.com

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A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on Allowances and demand of Staff Side

A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances.

It is widely expected that the committee formed by the Govt to study 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on all allowances payable to Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Defence Personnel will be submitting its report soon.

In this background, 7th CPC recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances have been revisited and a brief on the same is as follows.

Out of 196 types of Allowances taken for consideration by 7th Pay Commission,

  • 12 allowances pertaining to running staff of Railways were not included as Railways wanted to consider the same based on bi-lateral discussions
  • 52 allowances have been proposed to be abolished
  • 36 allowances have either been subsumed in to existing allowances or proposed as new one.
  • 12 Allowances have been proposed to be retained as such with out any change.
Sl. Name
of the Allowance
Recommendation
1 Accident Allowance Not included in the report.
2 Acting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3 Aeronautical Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
4 Air Despatch Pay Abolished.
5 Air Steward Allowance Abolished.
6 Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
7 Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) Not included in the report.
8 Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities Not included in the report.
9 Annual Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
10 Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11 Assisting Cashier Allowance Abolished.
12 ASV Allowance Abolished.
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.
14 Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
15 Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16 Book Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
17 Breach of Rest Allowance Not included in the report.
18 Breakdown Allowance Abolished.
19 Briefcase Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
20 Camp Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
21 Canteen Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
22 Caretaking Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23 Cash Handling Allowance Abolished.
24 Children Education Allowance (CEA) Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.
25 CI Ops Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
26 Classification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
27 Clothing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28 Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished
29 COBRA Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30 Command Allowance Abolished
31 Commando Allowance Abolished
32 Commercial Allowance Abolished
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 PBORs.
34 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35 Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
36 Condiment Allowance Abolished.
37 Constant Attendance Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
38 Conveyance Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
39 Cooking Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3

of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

40 Cost of Living Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
41 Court Allowance Abolished.
42 Cycle Allowance Abolished.
43 Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
44 Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
45 Dearness Allowance (DA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
46 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
47 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
48 Desk Allowance Abolished.
49 Detachment Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.
50 Diet Allowance Abolished.
51 Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
52 Dual Charge Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53 Educational Concession Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.
54 Electricity Allowance Abolished.
55 Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet Secretary     Abolished.
56 Entertainment Allowance in Indian Railways            Abolished.
57 Extra Duty Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58 Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59 Family HRA Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
60 Family Planning Allowance Abolished.
61 Field Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
62 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
63 Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64 Flag Station Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65 Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66 Flying Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67 Flying Squad Allowance Abolished.
68 Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly

proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

69 Funeral Allowance Abolished.
70 Ghat Allowance Not included in the report.
71 Good Service Good Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
72 Haircutting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
73 Handicapped Allowance Abolished.
74 Hard Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75 Hardlying Money Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76 Headquarters Allowance Abolished.
77 Health and Malaria Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78 High Altitude Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
79 Higher Proficiency Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.
80 Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Retained. Rationalized.
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82 Holiday Monetary Compensation Retained. Rationalized.
83 Hospital Patient Care Allowance Patient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84 House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85 Hutting Allowance Abolished.
86 Hydrographic Survey Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
87 Initial Equipment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88 Instructional Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.
89 Internet Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
90 Investigation Allowance Abolished.
91 Island Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
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.
93 Kilometreage Allowance (KMA)   Not

included in the report.

94 Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
95 Language Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
96 Language Award Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
97 Language Reward and Allowance Abolished.
98 Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished.
99 Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Retained. Rationalized.
100 Library Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101 MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102 Medal Allowance Retained.
103 Messing Allowance Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104 Metropolitan Allowance Abolished.
105 Mileage Allowance for journeys by road  Retained.
106 Mobile Phone Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
107 Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
108 National Holiday Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
109 Newspaper Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
110 Night Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
111 Night Patrolling Allowance Abolished.
112 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)    Retained. Rationalized

by a factor of 0.8.

113 Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
114 Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
115 Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Abolished.
116 Officiating Allowance Not included in the report.
117 Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished.
118 Orderly Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
119 Organization Special Pay Abolished.
120 Out of Pocket Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121 Outfit Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122 Outstation (Detention) Allowance Not included in the report.
123 Outstation (Relieving) Allowance Not included in the report.
124 Out-turn Allowance Abolished.
125 Overtime Allowance (OTA) Abolished.
126 Para Allowances Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2

of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

128 Parliament Assistant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
129 PCO Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
130 Post Graduate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
131 Professional Update Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132 Project Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133 Qualification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134 Qualification Grant Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135 Qualification Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
136 Rajbhasha Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137 Rajdhani Allowance Abolished.
138 Ration Money Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
139 Refreshment Allowance Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
140 Rent Free Accommodation Abolished.
141 Reward for Meritorious Service Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
142 Risk Allowance Abolished.
143 Robe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145 Savings Bank Allowance Abolished.
146 Sea Going Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147 Secret Allowance Abolished.
148 Shoe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed

Dress Allowance.

149 Shorthand Allowance Abolished.
150 Shunting Allowance Not included in the report.
151 Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell

RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

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.

153 Soap Toilet Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in

Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.

154 Space Technology Allowance Abolished.
155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Retained. Enhanced by 100%.
156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157 Special Appointment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Abolished.
159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.
160 Special DOT Pay Abolished.
161 Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162 Special Forces Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163 Special Incident Investigation Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
164 Special LC Gate Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165 Special NCRB Pay Abolished.
166 Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories.
167 Special Scientists’ Pay Abolished.
168 Specialist Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
169 Spectacle Allowance Abolished.
170 Split Duty Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
171 Study Allowance Abolished.
172 Submarine Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
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.
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.
175 Subsistence Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Abolished.
177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Abolished.
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.

179 TA Bounty Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180 TA for Retiring Employees Retained. Rationalized.
181 TA on Transfer Retained. Rationalized.
182 Technical Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183 Tenure Allowance Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
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.
185 Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186 Training Stipend Abolished.
187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Retained. Rationalized.
188 Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
189 Treasury Allowance Abolished.
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.
191 Trip Allowance Not included in the report.
192 Uniform Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
194 Vigilance Allowance Abolished.
195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not included in the report.
196 Washing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) demands in respect of Allowances payable to Central Government Employees

(a) Retain the rate of house rent allowance in place of the recommendation of the Commission to reduce it.

(b) Restructure the transport allowance into two slabs at Rs. 7500 and 3750 with DA thereof removing all the stipulated conditions.

(c) Fixed conveyance allowance: This allowance had no DA component at any stage.. This allowance must be enhanced to 2.25 times with 25% DA thereon as and when the DA crosses 50%.

(d) Restore the island Special duty allowance and the Tripura Special compensatory remote locality allowance.

(e) The special duty allowance in NE Region should be uniform for all at 30%. {f) Overtime allowance whenever sanction must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee.

(g) Cash handling/Treasury allowance. The assumption that every transaction in Government Departments are through the bank is not correct. There are officials entrusted to collect cash and therefore the cash handling allowance to be retained.

(h) Qualification Pay to be retained.

Restore:

(i) Small family norms allowances.

{j) Savings Bank allowance.

(k) Outstation allowance.

(1) P.O. & S. Accountants special allowance.

(m) Risk allowance.

(n) Break-down allowance.

(o) Night patrolling allowance.

(p) Special Compensatory hill area allowance.

(q) Special allowance for Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff.

(r) Restore the allowances abolished for the reason that it is either not reported or mentioned in the Report by the Commission.

(s) Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs 20,0001- p. a.

(t) Nursing Allowance to be raised to 2.25 times of Rs 4800/-.

(u) All fixed allowances must be raised to 2.25 times as per the principle enunciated by the Commission.

(v) The erroneous statement in Para 9.2.5 to be conected. Vide OM No. 1301 81112009-Estt (L) dated 22.07.2009, DOP, P&W, the leave period for Child adoption has been increased to 180 days.

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NJCA: 7th Pay Commission Centre may hike Allowances of Central Gov employees from April 1

NJCA: 7th Pay Commission Centre may hike Allowances of Central Gov employees from April 1

A day after Budget 2017 was tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the CG employees were upset as Jaitely nowhere mentioned any increase in the hike of allowances in the 7th Pay Commission.

But the members of National Joint Action Committee (NJCA) are an optimist about the implementation of 7CPC and believe that the government will come up with some positive news on April 1. The NJCA also believe that the Union Government will be implementing the 7CPC latest by April 1, after the end of financial year.

On Wednesday, the central government employees were gripped with pessimism after Arun Jaitley made no reference to the anomalies related to 7CPC in his Budget speech. “All of us were eagerly waiting for Finance Minister to make some announcement on minimum wages. But after Mr Jaitley’s speech ended without mentioning a single word about the increase in the minimum wage, most of us were upset,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, NJCA chief said.

He further added, “The government may implement the 7th pay commission recommendations by April 1 and their demand to increase the minimum wage will also be implemented. If the government fails to increase minimum wages from Rs 18,000 to Rs 25,000 then we will launch a massive protest against the government”.

The NJCA has been actively involved with the Centre where they are seeking a revision of minimum salary from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The NJCA members and its conveyor had also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a day after the implementation of 7th pay commission and had kept their demands in front of senior leaders.

Shiv Gopal Mishra is quite optimist about the hike in allowances of government employees but he is not sure that their demands of raising the minimum wage would be fulfilled by the government.

On Wednesday, most of the senior central government employees were eagerly waiting for the Budget speech as most of them expected the Finance Minister to speak on the 7th pay commission.

On July 1, 2016, the 7th Pay Commission was approved by the Union Cabinet. The date of implementation was fixed by the high-powered committee as for January 1, 2016. From the month of July, the central government employees were provided with the hiked salaries, along with the arrears of six months. But the hike was only related to the basic component of their pay. The increase in allowances was upheld, due to the anomalies raised by employees unions.

Source: India.com

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7th Pay Commission: In 70 years, senior government officials salary hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh

7th Pay Commission: In 70 years, senior government officials salary hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh

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The 7th pay commission has recommended a 14.27% increase in the basic pay of government employees.

1. In the last 70 years, the government has announced 7 pay commissions.
2. In 1947, govt officials lowest salary was Rs 55 per month.
3. The 7th pay commission has recommended a hike of 14.27 pc in govt employees salary.

In the last 70 years, the Central government has announced seven central pay commissions. The 7th pay commission has recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in the basic pay of govt employees.

In 1947, after India’s Independence, the lowest salary of a central government employee was Rs 55 per month while the senior most officials took home a salary of Rs 2000 per month. After the 6th pay commission, the monthly salary of senior government officials rose to Rs 90,000 with the lowest salary being Rs 7000 per month.

Central Pay Commission’s previous recommendations:

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Following was the salary slabs of government employees in different pay commissions:

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The government employees’ salaries saw a significant rise with the 7th pay commission. Now, after the 14.27 per cent increase in basic salary, the lowest salary has been increased to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000 while the salary of senior government officials has gone up to Rs 2.50 lakh from Rs 90,000.

In the last 70 years, the Centre has increased the minimum salary of its employees from Rs 55 to Rs 18,000 per month – a hike of 32,727 per cent.

Whereas the salary of senior officials has seen a quantum jump of 12,500 per cent in the same period, from Rs 2,000 per month to Rs 2.50 lakh.

Source: Indiatoday

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Central Government Employees are not yet given the full Benefit of 7th CPC Recommendation

Central Government Employees are not yet given the full Benefit of 7th CPC Recommendation

The actual increase on account of implementation of 7th CPC recommendation is still not fully available to Central govt Staffs.

The recommendation of 7th Pay Commission has been implemented with effect from 1.1.2016 and the revised salary is being paid from this effective date. The Central Government, after implementing the Pay Panel report, hasn’t announce any decision about Allowances even after 12 months, created frustration among central government employees.

The Pay Commission is constituted once in Ten Years to revise the Pay and Allowances and Pension for Govt Servants and Pensioners. Accordingly, the 7th Pay Commission was formed and it submitted its report to the Government on 19-11-2015. The Government Accepted the Report without any major changes and announced on 29.6.2016 that it would be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016.

Since the increase in salary which is paid from 1.1.2016 was very less, it has demolished the expectations of CG Staffs.

Very important aspect in revising Pay and Allowance is House Rent Allowance. The rates of HRA is determined based on the Population of the Cities in which the Govt Servants are working. Accordingly, 10,20 and 30% of Basic Pay is paid as HRA in Sixth CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to revise it as 8%, 16% and 24%.

The Unions and Federations demanded to increase the HRA rates or at least to restore the Sixth CPC rates. Hence the Government has announced that a committee would be constituted to examine the Allowances, until then all the Allowances would be paid in Sixth CPC rates.  As a result of this, HRA is being paid in old rates (Sixth CPC ) along with revised 7th CPC Basic Pay to CG Staffs. Now the CG Staffs have realized that very purpose of forming a high-level committee is not for resolving the issues but it is a delaying tactics.

Consequent to Pay Revision, the major increase in Salary is used to come from HRA only. Though one year is completed after the implementation of 7th CPC recommendation, the Government is delaying to take the decision over allowances. Due to this, the CG staffs are losing monitory benefits considerably

For example ..
The increase in Pay and HRA of a Government servant who is drawing Rs.10000 in pre revised scale is given below …

6th CPC
Basic Pay DA (125%) BP + DA 10% HRA 20% HRA 30% HRA
10000 12500 22500 1000 2000 3000
 7th CPC  
Basic Pay DA (0%) BP + DA 10% HRA 20% HRA 30% HRA
25700 0 25700 2570 5140 7710
 Hike
3200 1570 3140 4710

If the Monthly salary of Government servant with 10Years of service is Rs.22500, now the Actual increase of his salary is only Rs. 3200. Through this example it is quite obvious that, one can get the real increase in salary only after the HRA is paid in 7th CPC revised rates.

 

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Autonomous bodies Employees waiting for the 7th Pay Commission benefits

Autonomous bodies Employees waiting for the 7th Pay Commission benefits

All the autonomous bodes employees of central government employees are eagerly waiting for the 7th pay commission benefits, even after 4 months of 7th pay commission implementation still government not yet released the order for autonomous bodies.

Whenever government revised wages for central government employees, the same benefits was extended to the autonomous bodies employees & pensioners. During 6th pay commission implementation government released the order within one month in the year 2008, three orders released within a month after 6th pay commission implementation.

  • 30.10.2008 – Revision of Pay scales of employees of Autonomous Bodies, etc
  • 07.10.2008: Revision of Pay scales of employees of Autonomous Bodies, etc.
  • 15.10.2008 – Revision of Pay scales of employees of Autonomous Bodies, etc. -Clarifications

But after 7th Pay Commission implementation for Central Government Employees, there is no official orders for extending the benefits to autonomous bodies employees & pensioners, already 4 months had passed, but there is no symptoms of releasing the order.

In this situation, confederation union takes this issue & sent couple of letters to the Finance Minister to extend the benefits to the autonomous bodies.

  • Oct 14th : Confederation Union Secretary Mr. M.Krishnnan wrote to the Ministry of Finance to extend the 7th pay commission benefit to the employees of autonomous bodies,
  • Oct 18th : JCM Staff side Secretary Mr. Shiva Gopal Mishra wrote to the Secretary, Ministry of Finance to extend the wage revision benefits to the autonomous bodies.

This issue was raised in the JCM Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 by the staff side, but in the meeting official side not given any time frame for final decision & it’s likely to be delayed. Unions are also not happy with this kind of delay. Confederation invited employees & pensioners of autonomous bodies to join the Confederation’s agitational programme to express the discontent.

All the employees & pensioners of autonomous bodies requesting to the Finance Minister to take the decision at the earliest & release the order soon.

Source : babusnews.com

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7th Pay commission latest news – Group A cadre restructure to be reviewed

7th Pay commission latest news – Group A cadre restructure to be reviewed – Govt forms task force headed by additional secretary of DOPT

The 7th Pay Commission report is still grabbing headlines as the various permutations and combinations are still being bandied about and discussed threadbare and now it spans a big controversy that has to do with the near monopoly currently enjoyed by the IAS and how to end it, once and for all.

Moving forward, as per the requirement of the report, the Narendra Modi government has set up a task force to review the cadre structure of all Organised Group A Central Services.

This controversy has acquired increased urgency after the turf war between the officers of the Indian administrative and revenue services (IAS and IRS) recently reached a flashpoint after several IRS officers huddled together in Mumbai last month bringing matters to a head and this set alarm bells ringing at the highest echelons of the government.

The 7th Pay Commission task force will be headed by Department of Personnel and Training additional secretary T Jacob and he will submit the report in 3 months. What he will have on his hands will deal with 4 basic factors that include 1) the ideal structure for posts of joint secretary and above, 2) percentage of reserves in organised Group A services, 3) ideal recruitment policy and 4) way forward in mitigating stagnation level.

There are 49 Organised Group A Services ranging from the IFS, the Indian Postal Service, the five Accounts services and Indian Revenue Service (IT) to the 13 engineering services under the railways, CPWD, telecom, power, water and defence forces.

This move comes courtesy 7th Pay Commission panel chairman, Justice (retired) A K Mathur calling for an end to the dominance of IAS officials. However, there were divergent views in the panel on ending the IAS superiority.

Under the scanner especially was the joint secretary-and-above-level positions in the central staff. The 7th Pay Commission threw up the data: out of a total of 91 secretary level posts, 73 (80%) were occupied by IAS; out of 107 additional secretary level posts, 98 (92%) were with the IAS and of 391 joint secretary level posts, 249 (64%) were with the IAS.

The 7th Pay Commission said IAS officers get two extra increments at promotion stages and it wanted to extend the same to the IPS and the Indian Forest Service. Other all-India services and central services (Group A) are not getting proper representation either. The IAS officers always had a two-year edge compared to other services

The solution that the 7th Pay Commission panel unveiled said that all personnel who have put in 17 years of service should be given equal opportunity for central staff. The panel was overwhelmed by the reactions of Group A Services, who demanded that the services should have equal opportunities to man the senior-most posts and it should not be the preserve of a small group.

(PTI)

Source: The Financial Express

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A miserable 2 per cent – An enlightening article by Vinod Rai on the 7th Pay Commission

A miserable 2%– An enlightening article by Vinod Rai on the 7th Pay Commission

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The article ‘A miserable 2 per cent‘ written by Shri. Vinod Rai, former comptroller and auditor general, and presently the chairman of Banks Board Bureau appeared in The Week magazine (24th July edition).

In the article, Shri. Vinod Rai clears up the myth of the supposedly ‘hefty’ pay hikes that the government ‘babus’ would receive on account of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

A miserable 2 per cent

On June 30, headlines across newspapers were on the Union government having approved the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. The Economic Times headline read, “Central staff hit pay dirt: An early Diwali”. The newspaper said the government had accepted the recommendations doling out ‘hefty’ pay hikes. The salaries were expected to increase in the range of 14 percent to 23 per cent. The bold fonts also announced that the lowest salary was to increase from Rs.7,000 per month to Rs.18,000. The highest salary, received by the cabinet secretary, was to go up to Rs.2,50,000 from Rs.90,000.

Sounds huge, does it not? But we need to analyse this. What is the bonanza and what are the hefty pay hikes which are speculated to be “fuelling inflationary pressures”?

Actually, the salary of Rs.7,000 and Rs.18,000 are not comparable. The equivalent of the Rs.7,000 basic salary. which was fixed 10 years ago and currently applicable with the dearness allowance added on, is Rs.15,750 (Rs.7,000 basic plus 125 per cent DA). In the salary of Rs.18,000 now announced, the DA is subsumed. Thus, a more accurate comparison would be the present salary of Rs.15,750 and the new salary of Rs.18,000. Similarly, the cabinet secretary at present receives Rs. 2,02,500. The newspapers also announced that the total outgo as a consequence of the hike was expected to be Rs.1 lakh crore.

The comments on social media are more expressive! They question whether government employees actually deserve higher salaries: “Being paid more for what?”, “More pay for less and less work”, and “Babus don’t deserve a hike.” In fact, it is speculated that these increases will fuel inflation. Another school of thought believes that it will kickstart spending, thus generate demand and hence increased economic activity.

The Pay Commission is announced once in ten years. Thus any increase in basic salary comes about once in ten years. Even if we were to assume that this Pay Commission has brought about a hike of 20 percent, it would tantamount to a simple rate of2 per cent per annum. Which employee in the private sector would be content with a 2 per cent per annum hike? A couple of years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the bonus received by one of the youngsters in the family. I found that his annual bonus alone was more than the sum of the total salary earned by me over my entire career! He could afford at least two vacations abroad for himself and his kids every year, travelling business class. My wife and I have never been on any vacation as yet. At most, every year we visited our parents using up my earned leave or she would accompany me if I travelled on work. For him the weekend is a total break from work—he gets no official calls over the weekend. Mine was a 24×7 job when I could not refuse anyone who called me. Once when my wife reminded the caller that he had called on a holiday, he had the gumption to remind her that official phones were given to government functionaries so that they could be contacted all the time!

There is then the fear that the pay increase will cause financial difficulties to state governments. True, it will. However, prudent financial management requires constant mobilisation of resources. However, considering the fact that we have just about an election every year, to local bodies or state legislatures or the general election, very few governments can take appropriate measures to increase taxes or tap methods to raise resources. If you cannot take harsh decisions to raise resources, why blame government employees who get a paltry increase of2 per cent per annum? I acknowledge that government employees are not the most popular guys. To a large extent, we are to blame for this. This perception needs to be addressed and only we can do that with our own endeavours and actions. However, if the general public still continues to grudge the paltry increase, they must realise that if you pay peanuts you get only…. !

Former comptroller and auditor general, Rai is chairman of Banks Board Bureau.

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Hidden facts about 7th Pay Commission Implementation

Hidden facts about 7th Pay Commission Implementation

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After the Cabinet approval, the Finance Minister tweeted,  “Congratulations to central government officers, employees & pensioners on a historic rise in their salary & allowances through the 7th Pay Commission.”
The Central Government Employees were dismayed by this tweet and wondered how it was described as historic rise. There are so many hidden facts in the cabinet approval for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

1. What did the Empowered Committee of secretaries do in Sixth months and what did they recommend? There was nothing mentioned about the report of this committee submitted to Cabinet and Whether the cabinet considered the ECoS recommendations or not.

2. This is the first time in the Pay Commission History that Pay Commission recommendation are going to be implemented in staggered manner. Only Basic Pay alone will be revised. All other Allowances will be revised after four months.

3. After second Pay Commission, this is the lowest hike recommended in Pay Scale. Just 14.27%. 30% hike is expected invariably by all cg employees.

4. This is the first time the central government employees are not so excited about the Hike recommended in 7th pay Commission and its Implementation. The reasons are, Very Minimal hike and Implementation of Allowances is deferred.

5. There was an anomaly in sixth pay Commission in granting Annual Increment for the New entrant. If the Govt Servants recruited in the first six months of the year from January 2nd to June 30th, the Annual Increment will be granted on 1st July of next year (i.e after 13 to 18 Months ) .This anomaly is also not addressed by 7th Pay Commission.

6. To address this issue, NCJCM proposed Two Increment dates i.e on 1st January and 1st July . This is not considered by Govt.

7. The Sixth CPC has recommended to grant MACP on Grade Pay Hierarchy. Many Court Cases are won by Govt servants in favour of granting MACP on Promotional hierarchy. But this issue also not considered by Govt and 7th Pay Commission.

8. The Central Government Employees were shocked by the recommendation of reducing the Rates of HRA to 24%, 16% and 8%. Adding further fuel to the fire, the reduced allowances are also not implemented with immediate effect.

9. The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. But the CG Employees welcomed the Pay Commission recommendation in CGEGIES, as it is providing high risk cover. But it is turn down by Government.

10. The only positive fact in 7th Pay Commission Recommendation is its PAY MATRIX. In Sixth Pay Commission, there was disparity in Pay fixation for promotes and new Entrants. The Entry Pay fixed for particular Grade to the New Recruits is higher than the Pay fixed for the Govt Servants promoted to that same Grade. This issue is somehow addressed in 7th Pay Commission by fixing Entry Pay for all Levels in New Pay Matrix.

 

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CBSE chief gets additional charge of 7th Pay Commission implementation cell

CBSE chief gets additional charge of 7th Pay Commission implementation cell

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CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi today got the additional charge of chief of the implementation cell of the 7th Pay Commission.

New Delhi: CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi was today given the additional charge of chief of the implementation cell of the 7th Pay Commission.

Chaturvedi will serve as Joint Secretary in the cell for three months or till appointment of a regular incumbent, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

The implementation cell was set up by the Finance Ministry in November last year. As per the Ministry’s order, the cell is to be headed by Joint Secretary with the help of nine other staff.

The Union Cabinet had last month accepted almost all the recommendations of the pay panel.

Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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7th Pay Commission multiplication factor – Government has no proposal to increase it to 3 – Finance Minister

7th Pay Commission Multiplication Factor – Govt has no proposal to increase multiplication factor to 3 – Minister replies in Rajya Sabha on question relating to 7th CPC

We all know that Central Government has promised to form a Committee to consider the increase in minimum pay and fitment formula (multiplication factor) for fixation of 7th cpc pay for existing central government employees based on which indefinite strike action proposed on 11th July 2016 was postponed.

Now, Shri. Arun Jaitli, Finance Minister has replied to a Parliament Query on the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations to the effect that In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no proposal to apply 7th Pay commission multiplication factor of at least 3, is under consideration of the Government.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 28
ANSWERED ON 19.07.2016

7th Central Pay Commission recommendations

Shri Neeraj Shekhar

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether Government has implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date of notification thereof;

(c) whether increase in pay of Central Government Officials is historically low under 7th CPC; if so, the reasons thereof;

(d) whether employees unions/trade unions have announced to go on indefinite strike against the historically low revision of salaries by Government, if so, the response of Government thereto; and

(e) whether uniform multiplication factor of at least 3 is proposed to be applied for revision of pay under 7th CPC; if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER

THE FINANCE MINISTER
(SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

A statement is being laid on the Table of the House

Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 28 for 19.07.2016 by Shri Neeraj Shekhar on 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

(a) & (b): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.

(c) The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances.
(d) Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.

e) In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.

Source: Rajyasabha.nic.in

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7th Pay Commission: Committee formed to look into suggestions

7th Pay Commission: Committee formed to look into suggestions

7th Pay Commission: The committee will forward its suggestions within six months, keeping in mind the state’s financial resources and commitments towards development.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday decided to constitute a committee to look into the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The committee will study the recommendations with regard to salaries, pensions, allowances and other benefits of state government employees and submit its suggestions, said an official spokesman.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been authorised to appoint the chairman of the committee, he said, adding that the Finance Secretary and representatives nominated by principal secretaries of planning and personnel departments will be its members.

The committee will forward its suggestions within six months, keeping in mind the state’s financial resources and commitments towards development, said the spokesman.

The Cabinet also approved a project to run 170 mobile medical units on public-private-partnership (PPP) basis, he said, adding that each unit will have two vehicles, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and laboratory technicians.
Besides administering first aid, the units will screen patients for communicable diseases, perform basic laboratory tests and carry out immunisation drives.
The project will be run in 36 districts, including Saharanpur, Rampur, Bareilly, Badaun, Etah, Kasganj, Kannauj, Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi among others.

In yet another important decision, the Cabinet approved the Samajwadi Hathkargha Bunkar Pension scheme under which weavers over 60 years of age will get a monthly pension of Rs 500.

For the first year, Rs 30 crore have been earmarked while for the latter stages, budgetary allocation will be made in proportion with the number of beneficiaries, said the spokesman, adding that the pension amount will be directly deposited to their bank accounts through RTGS.

The Cabinet also decided to increase the retirement age of regular employees of Uttar Pradesh Waqf Development Corporation from 58 to 60 years which would result in an additional burden of Rs 15,73,660 which will be borne by the corporation, he said.

In another important decision, the Cabinet gave its nod to relax rules under the Rapid Financial Development scheme for laying sewage and drainage pipelines in the masterplan of Saifai, the native village of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, he added.

It was decided to provide a financial assistance of around Rs 10.8 crore from the scheme, as recommended by the Expenditure Committee, for the sewage and drainage scheme in Saifai as an exception.
Source: Indian Express

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7th Pay Commission allowances – Common allowances to be examined separately

7th Pay Commission allowances – Common allowances to be examined separately

Govt has formed a committee to examine the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission relating to all 196 allowances. Here is an analysis on why Common allowances should not be clubbed with other allowances

7th Pay Commission Allowances – Clubbing of examination of Common Allowances such as House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Transport Allowance etc with lesser known and paid to few only allowances would cause more delay

7th Pay Commission Allowances – It may be recalled that 7th Pay Commission abolished as many as 51 allowances after examining 196 existing Allowances and also subsumed 37 Allowances.

As a result of such major change in 7th Pay Commission Allowances, Cabinet has decided that recommendations in respect of all the allowances are to be examined by a Committee headed by Finance Secretary.

What are those 196 allowances ?

Now, let us have a look at the a summary of recommendations in respect of all 196 allowances which have been taken for examination by 7th Pay Commission.

It could be seen that excepting certain common allowances that are granted to all Central Government Employees such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowances, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Tour Travelling Allowance, etc, many of the allowances are payable only to very few employees on the basis of nature of work, qualification, risk involved, place of work etc.

So, those common allowances could be examined separately without causing delay in revision and payment of these allowances.

It is of the opinion all benefiting employees out of implementation of 7th Pay Commission that clubbing these common allowances with other cadre specific allowances, examination of which involve considerable technical study. Hence it would result in more delay in taking decision on Common allowances as well by Govt.

Ultimately, it would result in considerable monetory loss to Central Government Employees as revision in allowances are paid on prospective basis only.

In fact, 7th Pay Commission itself has categorised these 196 allowances under 15 categories.

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No.

Category No. of

Allowances

1 Allowances payable for Additional/Extra Duty

14

2 Allowances related to Knowledge Updates

3

4 Allowances related to Working on Holidays

3

5 Allowances related to Housing

7

6 Allowances related to Good Service

4

8 Allowances related to Risk and Hardship

51

9 Allowances for Running Staff of Indian Railways

13

10 Allowances related to Sports

2

11 Sumptuary Allowances

5

12 Allowances related to Training

2

13 Allowances related to Travel

13

14 Allowances related to Uniform

9

15 Other Allowances

52

Total:

196

It is found that all the common allowances viz., Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Tour Travelling Allowance and Children Education Allowance, fall under 3 categories only out of 15 categories of Allowances discussed in detail by 7th Pay Commission.

Those categories are

1. Allowances related to Housing,

2. Allowances related to Travel and

3. Other Allowances

Even if allowances under these 3 categories are given priority in examination, all the main allowances could be examined by the Committee formed by the Govt well in prior, so that there will not be more delay for revision of Common Allowances.

We hope all Staff Unions and associations would take this aspect in to consideration to get the revision of common allowances as early as possible.

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7th Pay Commission: Key things you should avoid doing with the additional money

7th Pay Commission: Key things you should avoid doing with the additional money

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New Delhi: Very soon fresh hike in salaries will be visible due to implementation of recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission to the government. However, it’s highly recommended that the additional money you receive is invested wisely. You should not indulge in impulsive purchases and ensure the money is used to meet your long-term financial goals. So, the money should be utilized judiciously.


Here are key things you should avoid doing with the additional money:

1) Don’t purchase additional vehicle, house

It’s advisable that you must not go for a fresh purchase of vehicle when the current one is already serving your purpose and you have other important financial goals to meet. Value of vehicle only depreciates with time and hence, doesn’t qualify as a very good choice.

What for are you purchasing a new house, if you already have a good enough residential area to live in? In case you are planning to rent a house, idea is not bad, but not best even. If you are a wise man, you will always go for a loan in addition to an amount you already have so as to observe tax benefits. However, on rough calculation, rent will only provide you yield of 2 percent against the loan cost of about 10 percent in addition to the processing fees. Also, there is no guarantee, the area that you want to rent finds a tenant as soon as you want. Same is true in the case you wan to sell the apartment considering weak realty market.

2) No need for additional foreign holiday

No logic justifies spend on additional foreign holiday in place of important financial investments. Although, you can avail tax relief on vacations in India, twice in four years, it’s not a good idea by any means.

3) Avoid unnecessary shopping

This is the common ailment that almost every Indian suffers from. When on shopping spree, we generally forget, when to start and where to stop.

4) Be judicious in gold purchase

Financial advisors always advise to only buy gold as safe haven. If you have better investment options in front of you such as tax-free bonds, ETFs and mutual funds, avoid purchase of the bullion as the returns are much less here.

5) No need for prepayment of home loans

It’s always advised that you should not prepay home loan since it provides tax benefits that actually make the loan cheap. You better pay your outstanding loans in form of credit card balances and others.

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