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Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

A postal employees’ union has threatened to go on a one-day strike on August 23 to protest against non-implementation of benefits as suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

The National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), which represents around 4 lakh staff, has called for nationwide strike today to press for implementation of benefits suggested by the Gramin Dak Sevaks committee report, the federation’s secretary general, R N Parashar said.

The threat has come at a time when another postal staff union, All India Gramin Dak Sevak Union (AIGDSU) that claims support of around 1.8 lakh GDS, has already been on indefinite strike since last week to press for implementation of the committee’s report. Parashar said, “The GDS committee submitted report in November 2016 for the welfare of gramin dak sevaks (GDS) but the management is holding it back without any genuine reason.” The GDS committee has recommended 2.5 per cent hike in basic pay of rural postal employees along with maternity leave benefits for women employees, proper space to work and all other welfare benefits that are given to regular employees, Parashar claimed. There are over 1.55 lakh post offices, including 1.3 lakh rural post offices. There are around 2.7 lakh GDS who handle operations such as money remittances, delivery of Aadhaar and MGNREGA payments in rural post offices, an AIGDSU official said. “GDS handle 89 per cent of postal services and generate 60-70 per cent of total revenue for Department of Posts but we get only 15-20 per cent of share in the expenses. The salary of GDS is very low. We want the government to implement committee report without any delay,” AIGDSU General Secretary S S Mahadevaiah said. The union has support of about 1.8 lakh GDS, Mahadevaiah said. The NFPE is also demanding filing up of various vacant positions, payment of revised wages and arrears to casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and 7th central pay commission (CPC).

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KVS 7th Pay Commission: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017

KVS 7th Pay Commission: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18.Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi- 16

F.No. 110239/71/2012/KVS(Hq)Budget/174

Dated: 18.08.2017

The Deputy Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices/ZIETs.

Subject: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017-reg.

Madam/Sir,

I am to invite your attention to KVS(Hq) letter No.11015-3/2017-KVS(Admn.I)/Vol.II dated 03.08.2017 vide which the approval of the Competent Authority for adoption of revised Pay Scales as per the 7th CPC to the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was conveyed.

It is intimated that while preparing the Pay Bill, the amount of Basic Pay may be mentioned under the column “Pay in Pay Band” and the column of Grade Pay may be left blank till further orders.

As regards allowances, the conditions mentioned under point No.(c) of the letter under reference may be followed meticulously.

Pay bill for the month of August, 2017 may be prepared and uploaded in UBI Salary Portal accordingly within the stipulated time limit.

Yours faithfully,
(M.Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner(Fin)

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7th Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance for Post Employees

7th Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance  for Post  Employees

F.No.17-01/2017-PAP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION )

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI – 110 001

Dated, the 08 August, 2017

To

ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES,
ALL GM (PAF)/DAS (P),
ALL DTRECTORS POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE INDIA/PTCs.

Sub:(i) Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance.

(ii) Guidelines on Air Travel on official Tours – Purchase of Air Tickets from authorised agent.

I am direct to forward herewith the copies of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Office Memorandum No.19039/03/2017-E.IV dated 19th July, 2017 and O.M.No.19024/22/2017-E.IV dated 19th July, 2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

S/d,
(K.V. Vijaykumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)


No. 19024/22/2017-E.IV

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19t July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject :  Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tore – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. 19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, O.M. No 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and O.M. No 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/Website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (AU) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

2.This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex¬post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

3.The matter has been reconsidered in this Department All Ministries/Departments are again directed to

(i)   Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines at Booking Counters/office/website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under the control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

ii) In case of ton-availability of authorized ant at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

ill)  In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/Department have to mention In the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

iv) All Ministries /Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this O.M. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.

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


F.No. 19039/03/2017-E.IV

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Conveyance Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department OM No. 19039/2/2008-E.IV, dated 23rd September, 2008 the President is pleased to revise the rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance admissible under SR-25 to Central Government employees as indicated below:

Rs. per month

Average Monthly Travel on Official Duty For Journey by Own Motor Car  For Journeys by other Modes of  Conveyance
201-300 km 1680 556
301-450 km 2520 720
451 – 600 km 2980 960
601 -800 Km 3646 1126
>800km 4500 1276

2.These rates shall automatically increase by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

3.Conditions and provisions mentioned in SR 25 shall continue to apply.

4.These orders will be effective from 1st July, 2017.

5.In so far as the staff serving in the. Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

S/d,
( Annie George Mathew )
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7thCPC-Children-Education-Allowance

No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 16 August,2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission on the subject of

Children Education Allowance Scheme, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department’s OM dated 28-4-2014 :

(a) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.
(b) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.
(c) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.
(d) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.

2. Further, reimbursement will be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

1. All Ministries/Departments as per standard mailing list.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance

Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC – Abolishing Desk Allowance – Reg.

No.A-27023/01/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 16.08.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance – Reg.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, it is stated that Desk Allowance stands abolished.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1stJuly 2017.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To:

All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India
NIC – For uploading on the website of this Department

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7th Pay Commission: Lower pay not to root out corruption

7th Pay Commission: Lower pay not to root out corruption

New Delhi: Corruption is rampant in many of the central government’s offices, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warning that corruption was eating away at India “like a termite“.

Accordingly, the government should consider to root out corruption in the Indian bureaucracy and the official system through ensuring the proper wages and benefits for government employees.

The 50 lakh central government employees are now getting 14.27 % hike in their basic pay under the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission, which is the lowest in 70 years.

The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in the basic pay, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The 7th Pay Commission slashed down House Rent Allowance (HRA), which constitutes a substantial part of central government employees’ salaries. The Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of basic pay of the central government employees and the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on HRA and gave nod accordingly.

While The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively.

The hike in HRA, which gives more money in the pockets of the employees, that’s compensatory perks for all central government employees, which has been paid from July 1 and no arrears for any allowance was paid, as per usual practice, the allowances are paid from the date of implementation.

The allowances, including House Rent Allowance (HRA) rates, started to disburse from July 1, this year, while, the 7th Pay Commission award was implemented from 1 January 2016.

There had been widespread demand from central government employee unions to hike HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 percent of basic pay and to be given arrears on allowances including HRA.

“The demands of central government employees over their pay scales as well as minimum pay and allowances are likely not to be considered by the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government,” the finance ministry sources said.

“Finance Minister Arun Jaitley finally decided not to give any facility to central government employees better than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and allowances,” the sources added.

The central government employees unions had also demanded for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times, which was implemented by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

If the 2.57 fitment formula is tinkered with, then salary and pension in general for all central government employees will go up.

The minimum pay and allowances should be hiked for central government employees immediately by the government on the acceptance of the unions’ proposals.

Such a move would help to start countering the criminally extortionate mind-set which embeds corruption in many government posts as a way of mitigating low wages. Better-paid staff are more motivated in performing their jobs well and in working to root out corruption.

Implementing such an approach to government employees salaries has been shown to work very well in countries such as Singapore. If we are to emulate this here, the government also needs to take a more rational approach to managing is resources.

This would allow the government to pay, recruit, and retain higher quality government officials and begin to root out corruption and poor quality in public services, once and for all.

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7th Pay Commission – Government Firmly Rejects Demand to Reduce Pay Gap

7th Pay Commission – Government Firmly Rejects Demand to Reduce Pay Gap

The pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission was a major issue for Central Government employees. The cabinet decided go ahead with the recommendations of the pay panel which suggested 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay which was effective from January 1 2016.

7th Pay Commission Pay Gap

The cabinet had cleared the recommendations of the pay panel in June which effected 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners.

Recommendations by-passed

While clearing the pay panel’s recommendations the basic hike in pay effective January 1 2016 was at 14.27 per cent. The recommendations made by the Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for an average 30 per cent hike in basic pay was bypassed by the Union Cabinet.

Pay matrix

As per the notification there were 18 pay matrices that were approved. The notification said, the highest pay matrix (Level-18) for the Cabinet secretary to the Union government is Rs 2,50,000 (fixed), which was Rs 90,000 (fixed) in the immediate past under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 178%. The pay matrix in the lowest grade (Level-1) is Rs 18,000 which was Rs 7,000 under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 157%.

The ratio of pay between the highest declared pay matrix (Level-18) and the lowest grade (Level -1) in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:13.9, which was 1:12 as per the previous pay commission:

No Pay Gap made up

All pay commissions in the past had made up the pay gap between the lower paid employees and the top officials from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12. In the first pay commission, the pay of the top bureaucrats was 41 times higher than the employee earning the lowest. The future pay commissions however reduced the ratio from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006.

Reducing Pay Gap Ruled Out

Reliable sources confirm, the government has put aside the demand by central government employees to reduce the pay gap. The government has categorically made it clear that no decision will be taken to reduce the pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission, confirm sources. Government employees have been demanding for a long time to pay ratio should be minimised. They have also demanded that Rs 25,000 should be the minimum pay in the new pay scale and the fitment factor will be higher than the 2.57 times approved by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff @ 14.29%

NFIR congratulates Running staff for pay hike of Running Staff by 14.29%

NFIR

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part I

Dated: 08/08/2017

The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions ofNFIR
Brother.

MESSAGE

Congratulations to the Running Staff

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff (@ 14.29%)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 & 13/09/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II- 2015/RS-25 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR.

Federation feels happy to report that the Ministry of Finance has cleared the proposal sent by the Ministry of Railways as a result of NFIR’s representations vide letters dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 &.13/09/2016 for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29% in accordance with the MoF’s Resolution dated 25th July 2016. It has since been ascertained that the Railway Board has already started the process for issuing orders for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29%.

Federation hopes that orders in this regard will be issued by the Board shortly.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission

7th CPC Railway Orders – Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms

7cpc-Family-Planning-Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S.No. PC-VII/27
No,PC-V/2017/A/FPA/1

RBE No. 77/2017
New Delhi, dated 28/07/2017

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Subject:- Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008A/O/2(FPA) dated 14.10.2008 (RBE No. 151/2008) regarding the existing rates of Family Planning Allowance (FPA) admissible to Railway employees and as provided for in para 9 of the Schedule for RS (RP) Rules, 2016, dt.02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016), the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission were to be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the exisiting 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, FPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid Board’s letter dated 14.10.2008.

2. The decisions of the Government on various allowance 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) constituted for this purpose, have since been notified. The recommendation of the 7th Central Pay commission to abolish Family Planning Allowance has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July 2017. Accordingly, Family Planning Allowance as admissible higherto, shall ceast to exist in all cases.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017 and hence Family Planning Allowance shall stand discontined w.e.f. 1st July, 2017.

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

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Authority : MoF’s OM No. 12(4)/2016-EIII.A, dt 7th July, 2017)

(N.P. Singh)
Dy, Director Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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7th Pay Commission: New allowances to come under income tax

7th Pay Commission: New allowances to come under income tax

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New Delhi: A Senior Finance Ministry official said income tax will be imposed on the New allowances of central government employees under 7th Pay Commission recommendations from financial year 2017-18.

The Finance Bill 2017 proposed tax treatment on basic salary, bonus and allowances etc for both government and non-government salaried employees.

If all allowances excluding basic salary of central government employees are made tax free which will shows discrimination to others, he said.

The central government employees unions demanded many times that all new allowances under 7th Pay Commission recommendations should be income tax exempted.

The government implemented the new pay structure from January, 2016 for central government employees excluding allowances, the compensatory perks for all employees, which has been implemented from July 1, 2017.

The unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016. However, there is a usual practice to pay the allowances from the date of implementation.

The officer also informed our reporter that the government had no plan since begaining to give allowances in arrears.

Keeping salaries and allowances hikes in mind, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 1.02 lakh crore in the 2016-17 Union budget for paying the central government employees.

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 central government employees are deeply annoyed at little allowances hike without arrears.

The bone of contention between central government employees’unions and government, the House Rent Allowance (HRA), which unions demanded at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 percent of basic pay with arrears.

While the government approved 7th Pay Commission recommendations for reduction in the HRA rates to 24 per cent for X, 16 per cent for Y and 8 per cent for Z category of cities, which came into effect from July 1, 2017 and no arrears were paid.

Accordingly, The huge resentment among the central government employees over little allowances hike without arrears and the central government employees unions are threatening to strike over their growing anger about little allowances hike without arrears.

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7th CPC: Pay revision of employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in terms of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay), Rules, 2016

7th Pay Commission Pay revision for Kendriya Vidyalaya Employees KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN

F.11015-3/2017-KVS (Admn-I)/ Vol

The Deputy Commissioner

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

All Regional Offices

Date: 03.08.2017

Sub : Pay revision of employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in terms of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay), Rules, 2016-Reg.

 

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to convey the approval of the competent authority for the adoption of the revised Pay Scales as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sarigathan (both teaching and non­ teaching) as per the Pay Matrix as contained in Part-A of the schedule of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 as well as the principle of pay fixation as contained in the said rules as notified by Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide their notification dated 25.07.2016 in respect of Central Government employees. The post wise details of the revised pay scales are given in Annexure-I.

 

The following conditions are to be taken care of while implementing the 7th CPC in KVS :-

a) The revised pay structure shall be admissible to those employees who opt for the same in accordance with the extent Rules.

b) Deductions on account of Provident Fund, Contributory Provident Fund or National Pension Scheme, as may be applicable, will have to be made on the basis of the revised pay w.e.f. the date an employee opts to elect the revised pay structure.

c) Until further orders the existing allowances in KVS shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions irrespective of the revised pay scales adopted.

d) There will be no payment of arrears to the employees which will accrue to them on account of the revision of pay as the same has been put on hold by Ministry till additional budget allocation on this account is made available

2. A copy of Gazette Notification No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016 issued by Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure as Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 2016, Memorandum No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016 and OM No.1- 5/2016-IC dated 01.08.2016 are forwarded for necessary information and guidance as (Annexure-II, III & IV) respectively.

 

3. Copy of Form of Option is attached as Annexure-V. The Option shall be obtained from the employees within 03 months from the date of issue of this letter, in duplicate. The statement of fixation of pay under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 is attached as Annexure-VI. The same may be prepared with reference to the pre-revised scale and the corresponding revised Pay Matrix level as per 7thCPC, in duplicate. Each employee has to submit an undertaking. A copy of undertaking is attached as Annexure-VII.

 

4. The option for revised pay scales may be obtained in prescribed proforma in duplicate. A copy of the same may be pasted in the service book of the employee concerned while the other copy along with a statement of fixation of pay as per Annexure-VI ibid may be sent to the Finance Officer of the Region in case of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Regional Offices for verification and approval. The Finance Officer shall retain the copy of the option exercised by the employee along with one copy of the statement of fixation of pay for record in his office, while the second copy of the statement will be returned to the Vidyalaya concerned after approval. On receipt of the statement of fixation of pay duly verified and approved from the Finance Officer, the Principal/ Deputy Commissioner will paste the same in the service book of the employee concerned.

 

5. Options in respect of Deputy Commissioners / Assistant Commissioners and Administrative Officers of Regional Offices, whose service books are maintained in the Headquarters will be sent to Assistant Commissioner (Establishment-f) KVS Hqrs along with the statement of fixation of pay.

 

6. The pay can be drawn as per revised scale for all the teaching” and non­ teaching staff of KVS on the basis of pay fixation statement without awaiting approval of the Finance Officer of Regional Office concerned /KVS (Hqrs) in view of specific undertaking in Annexure-VII ibid. Similar action can also be taken in case of staff of Regional Offices.

 

7. Copy of this circular may be sent to all Kendriya Vidyalayas functioning under your administrative jurisdiction for implementation immediately under intimation to KVS (Hqrs).The nomenclature of posts mentioned at Sr. No. 19, 20, 23 & 27 is that of Assistant Section Officer, Senior Secretariat Assistant and Junior Secretariat Assistant as already notified vide KVS circular dated 26.12.2016. However, while issuing orders of pay fixation, the’ nomenclatures such as Assistant, UDC, LDC only may be used as the matter of change of nomenclature of these posts is under examination.This issues with the approval of competent authority.Hindi version of this letter will follow

Yours faithfully

(G.K.Srivastava)

Additional Commissioner (Admn.)

 

SI. No. Name of the post Scale of pay as per 5 th CPC Scale of pay as per 6 th CPC Pay matrix level as per 7 th CPC

Group ‘A’ (Non-teaching)

1. Commissioner 18400-500- 22400 PB-4 -37400- 67000 Grade Pay 10000 PB-4 -37400- 67000 Grade Pay 8700 level -14 level -13
2. Addl. Commissioner (Earlier known as Joint Commissioner) 14300-400- 18300
3. Joint Commissioner (Earlier known as Deputy Commissioner) 14300-400-18300 PB-4 -37400- 67000 Grade Pay 8700 level -13
4. Superintending Engineer PB-4 -37400- 67000 Grade Pay 8700 level -13
5. Deputy Commissioner (Earlier known as Assistant Commissioner) 12000-375-16500 PB-3 -1 5600 -391 00 Grade Pay 7600 level -12
6. Assistant Commissioner (Admn.) (Earlier known as Sr.Administrative Officer) 10000-325- 15200 PB-3 -15600 -39100 Grade Pay 6600 level -11
7. Assistant Commissioner (Finance) (Earlier known as Sr. Audit and Accounts Officer) 10000-325- 15200 PB-3 -1 5600 -391 00 Grade Pay 6600 level -11
8. Executive Engineer 10000-325- 15200 PB-3 -1 5600-391 00 Grade Pay 6600 level -11
9 Administrative Officer 8000-275- 13500 PB-3 -15600-39100 Grade Pay 5400 level -10

Group ‘B’ (Non-teaching )

10. Computer Programmer PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 5400 level -09
11. Finance Officer(Earlier known as Audit and Accounts Officer) 7450-225-11500 PB-2 – 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -07
12. Section Officer 6500-200- 10500 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -07
13. Assistant Director (OL) (Earlier known as Hindi Officer) 6500-200-10500 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -07
14. Assistant Editor 6500-200- 10500 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -06
15. Technical Officer I 6500-200- 10500 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -07
16. Private Secretary 6500-200- 10500 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -07
17. Steno Grade-I 5000-50- 8000 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 level – 06
18. Statistical Officer(Earlier Known asStatistical Assistant ) 5500-175-9000 .PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 level -06
19. Assistant 5000-150- 8000 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 level – 06
20. Assistant 4500-125- 7000 PB-1 5200-20200 Grade Pay 2800 Level- 05
21. Sr. Hindi Translator 5000-150- 8000 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 level – 06
22. Hindi Translator 4500-125- 7000 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 level – 06

Group ‘C’ (Non-teaching )

23. UDC 4000-100-6000 PB-1 – 5200-20200 Grade Pay 2400 level -04
24. Steno Grade -II (Earlier Known as Jr.Stenographer) 4000-100-6000 PB-1 -5200- 20200 Grade Pay 2400 level -04
25. Proof Reader 4000-100- 6000 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pty 2400 PB-1 -5200 -20200 , Grade Pay 2400 level -04
26. Hostel Nurse 4000-100- 6000 revel -04
27 LDC 3050-75-3950-80- 4590 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pay 1900 level – 02
28. Staff Car Driver Ordinary Grade :3050-75-3950-80- 4590 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pay 1900 level -02
Grade- II : 4000-100- 6000 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pay 2400 level – 04
Grade- I : 4500-125- 7000 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pay 2800 level – 05
Special Grade:5000-150- 8000 PB-2 -9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 level – 06
29. Electrician 3050-75-3950-80- 4590 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pay 1900 level – 02
30 Sub Staff (Earlier known as Lab Attendant/ Daftary/Liftman/Aya (Hostel) / Group -D) 2610-60-2910 -65-3300-70-4000,2550-55-2660-60- 3200 PB-1 -5200- 20200 Grade Pay 1800 level -01

Non-teaching(Dying Cadre)

31 Lab- Assistant 4000-100- 6000 PB-1 -5200-20200 Grade Pay 2400 level -04 KVS has already informed that the number of sanctioned posts of Lab Assistant which is dying cadre has now become zero. The corresponding level is being given for the existing retired individuals.

Group ‘A’ (Teaching)

32. Assistant Commissioner (Earlier known as Education Officer) 10000-325-15200 PB-3- 15600-39100, Grade Pay 7600 level -12
33. Principal 10000-325- 15200 PB-3-15600 -39100, Grade Pay 7600 level -12
34. Vice Principal Entry Scale7500- 250-12000 PB-3-15600 -39100, Grade Pay 5400 level -10
Sr. Scale8000-275- 13500 PB-3-15600 -39100, Grade Pay 6600 level -11

Group ‘B’ (Teaching)

35. Post Graduate Teacher Entry Scale (Grade Ill)6500-200-10500 PB-2-9300 -34800 Grade Pay 4800 level -08
Sr. Scale (Grade II) 7500-250- 12000 PB-3-15600 -39100, Grade Pay 5400 level -10
Selection Scale (Grade I)8000-275- 13500 PB-3-15600 -39100, Grade Pay 6600 level -11
36. Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster/ PET/ Drawing Teacher/ Home Science Teacher/ Librarian/ Yoga Teacher *** Entry Scale (Grade III) 5500-175-9000 PB-2-9300 -34800 Grade Pay 4600 level -07
Sr. Scale (Grade II) 6500-200- 10500 PB-2-9300 -34800 Grade Pay 4800 level – 08
Selection Scale (Grade I)7500-250- 12000 PB-3-15600 -39100, Grade Pay 5400** The Yoga Teacher who does not possess the qualification i.e. bachelor’s, Degree with three months training in yoga from recognize dinstitution will been titled to get the three tier pay scale from the date of acquiring the said qualification, if other wise admissible. Till such time they will continue in the scale of Rs. 4500-125 -7000 (i.e.5200 -20200 with grade pay Of Rs. 2800). level -10** The Yoga Teacher who does not possess the qualification i.e. bachelor’s Degree with three month straining in yoga from recognized institution will be entitled to get the three tier pay scale from the date of acquiring the said qualification, if otherwise admissible. Till such time they will continue in Level -05
37. PRT/ Music Teacher Entry Scale (Grade III) 4500-125-7000 PB-2-9300 -34800 Grade Pay 4200 Level-6
Sr. Scale (Grade II) 5500-175- 9000 PB-2-9300 -34800 Grade Pay 4600 Level- 7
Selection Scale(Grade I) 6500-200- 10500 PB-2-9300 -34800 Grade Pay 4800 Level- 8

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7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance under CCS

7th Pay Commission Constant Attendant Allowance under CCS

7thCPC-Constant-Attendant-Allowance-CCS

  No.1/4/2017-P&PW (F)

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 2nd August, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the VIIth Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to say that at present Constant Attendant Allowance (CAA) is Granted to pensioners who retired on disability pension under the CCS(Extraordinary Pension) Rules 1939, with 100% disability (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day-to-day function). The Constant Attendant Allowance is paid in addition to the disability pension. The present rate of Constant Attendant Allowance admissible is Rs.4500/- per month.

2.Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances, Government has accepted the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission to increase the Constant Attendant Allowance by a factor 1.5, ie. to Rs.6750/- per month. Accordingly, sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for enhancement of the amount of Constant Attendant Allowance from the existing Rs.4500/- to Rs.6750/- per month.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. In so far as persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide, their OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)

Director

Tel: 24635979

To

All Ministry/Department of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.

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Source : Pensioners Portal

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Recommendations of the 7th CPC – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

7th CPC Pay Fixation: Bunching of stages in revised structure – Fin Min issues OM with clarification in details for implementation.

No.1-6/2016-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell, 7th CPC

North Block, New Delhi,
3rd August, 2017

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

With reference to the subject mentioned above and in continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated 07.09.2016 and 13.06.2017, detailed instructions are hereby being issued on the application of the benefit on account of bunching of stages while fixing the pay in the revised pay structure as a response to a large number of references received from Ministries/Departments.

2. The provisions giving effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC on extending the benefit on account of bunching were notified vide DoE OM. dated 07.09.2016. Benefits on account of bunching have been extended during the initial fixation of pay in the revised pay structure while implementing the recommendations of earlier CPCs also. Bunching occurs in the fixation of pay when the pay at two or more consecutive stages in a Pay Scale/ Grade Pay in the pre revised scale get fixed at the same stage in the corresponding Pay Scale/ Level in the revised pay structure.

3. The modalities of determining the extent of bunching and the nature of benefits to be extended on account thereof, based on the recommendations of the CPCs, have differed across different Pay Commission periods. While the 5th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when more than four stages get bunched, the 6th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when two or more stages get bunched. The fitment tables drawn by the 6th CPC and notified by the Government subsequently provided for the benefit of bunching only when more than two stages were bunched. As regards the benefits to be extended on account of bunching, the 5th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every four consecutive stages bunched, the 6th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every two consecutive pay stages bunched. For HAG scales, however, benefit of one increment was given at each of the pay stages in the 6th CPC pay structure.

4. In terms of the DoE OM. dated 07.09.2016 based on the 7th CPC recommendations, bunching occurs when two or more stages get bunched and benefit of one increment is to be given for every two stages bunched. These provisions are to be applied while revising the pay from the 6th CPC regime to the 7th CPC regime. In the 6th CPC pay structure, about 35 pay scales existing in the 5th CPC pay structure were replaced by a system of running pay bands recommended by the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC pay structure consisted of 19 grades spread across four distinct pay bands and 4 distinct scales including two fixed scales. The 6th pay structure being replaced by the 7th CPC recommended Pay Matrix, thus, consists of 4 Pay Bands with 15 levels of Grade Pay, along with 4 standalone scales, viz., HAG scale, HAG+ scale, Apex scale (fixed) and the scale of Cabinet Secretary (fixed).

5. While in the 5th CPC structure, the stages in every pay scale were well defined, the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. The pay was to be fixed in the running Pay Band by rounding off to the next higher multiple of 10. Every multiple of 10 was a pay stage in the 6th CPC regime. However, all consecutive 10 rupee stages for any Grade Pay cannot be taken as consecutive stages for the purpose of bunching in reference to the 7th CPC recommendations as is also clear from the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report. Based on the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report, Department of Expenditure’s OM. dated 07.09.2016 provided that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment, in the 6th CPC pay structure was essential for counting of two stages. The 6th CPC had replaced the system of equidistant pay stages in a pay scale based on equal annual increments in the 5th CPC regime by a system of annual increment of 3% on the sum of pay in the running pay band and the Grade Pay which was to be added to the running pay as increment. Therefore, the pay stages in any given Grade Pay were specific to an employee and depended upon the initial fixation of pay in that Grade Pay. As a result, the amount of increment earned in the same Grade Pay would differ in the same Pay Scale/ Grade Pay not only between different employees but also across years for the same employee. To illustrate, an employee whose pay was fixed at Rs 46,100 in GP of 8700 in PB-4 would have the first annual increment of Rs 1390 which would be added to his running pay in the Pay Band, another employee whose pay initially was fixed at Rs 46,400 in the same Grade Pay would have the first annual increment of Rs 1400. In such a scenario where the pay stages are specific to the employee, it is not possible to arrive at universal pay stages for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching. Therefore, for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching in a system of running pay bands, the consecutive pay stages that need to be considered are the pay stages which are specific to the employee.

6. In the 5th CPC structure, the maximum and the minimum of every pay scale were well defined. In the 6th CPC structure, Entry Pay was separately notified for most Grade Pay levels to govern the entry pay of direct recruits in that level. The pay of those moving from a lower grade to a higher one on promotion was regulated in terms of provisions contained in Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. As such, the Entry Pay notified for a given Pay Scale/ Grade Pay is the effective minimum of that Grade Pay for direct recruits. For an employee getting promoted, the sum of the minimum of the relevant Pay Band and the Grade Pay is the effective minimum pay. The 7th CPC, in its Report, has commented that this led to many situations where direct recruits drew higher pay as compared to personnel who reached that stage through promotion. Demands were received by the 7th CPC from many staff associations and employees for removal of this disparity which the 7th CPC refers to as differential entry pay.

7. In the revised dispensation for pay fixation in the New Pay Structure as recommended by the 7th CPC, direct recruits shall start at the minimum pay corresponding to the level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each level. For those promoted from the previous level, the fixation of pay in the new level will depend on the pay they were already drawing in the previous level. The pay, however, cannot be less than the first stage of the relevant level. While enumerating the benefits of migrating to the new system at para 5.1.47 of the 7th CPC Report, it has been stated that ‘the issue of differential entry pay has been resolved’. At para 5.1.36 of the 7th CPC Report it has also been mentioned that rationalization has been done with utmost care to ensure minimum bunching at most levels. Rationalization has been done by the 7th CPC through the Index of Rationalisation (IoR) which has been multiplied with the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC regime to arrive at the first cell of each level. With the Entry Pay along with IOR being used as the determiner of the first cell, pay stages below the Entry Pay have been consciously brought up to the level of Entry Pay and its corresponding pay stage in the revised pay structure. As a result, all pay stages below the Entry Pay in any Level will, on re-fixation, converge to the first pay stage in that level. As this convergence takes place on account of a conscious decision of the 7th CPC intrinsic to the architecture of the Pay Matrix by indicating the Entry Pay as the starting point of each Level, benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by the 7th CPC.

8. Based on the above, it is clarified that the following shall be kept in view while determining the extent of bunching as also the benefits to be extended on account of bunching at the time of initial fixation of pay in the 7th CPC pay structure:

(i) Benefit on account of bunching is to be extended when two or more stages get bunched.

(ii) Benefit of one increment is to be extended on account of bunching of every two consecutive stages.

(iii) As stipulated in MoF OM dated 07.09.2016, a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee.

(iv) All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in the 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.

9. All Ministries/ Departments are advised to review all cases wherein benefit on account of bunching has been extended in terms of this Department’s OM dated 07.09.2016 and to re-fix the pay in terms of the instructions contained herein.

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(V.K Singh)
Director

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Source: DoE.gov.in

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7th Pay Commission: Worst in 70 years, only panel not to reduce 7th CPC pay gap

7th Pay Commission: Worst in 70 years, only panel not to reduce 7th CPC pay gap

Employee unions are engaging in talks with the government after every central government employee has expressed dissatisfaction with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The pay panel reduced the HRA and employees are upset since it constitutes a substantial part of their salary. The Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of basic pay of the central government employees. The government decided to go ahead with the HRA.

Give HRA as per 6th Pay Commission

Employees cite the HRA recommendations made by the 6th Pay Commission. The previous commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. The employees say that they want the HRA as per the previous commission.

Why HRA hike is needed

A hike in the HRA would mean the central government employees take more salary home. HRA constitutes a substantial part of the salary. Moreover central government employees are unhappy that the arrears on allowances were not given. The cabinet had approved the allowances from July 2017 as opposed to the July 2016 demand by the employees.

7th Pay Commission did not bridge the gap

The previous commissions had bridged the pay gap where the basic pay between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats were concerned. The 2nd pay commission had done it in the ratio of 1:41 while in the case of the 6th Pay Commission it was 1:12. The 7th Pay Commission recommended a minimum basic pay for Central government employees of Rs 18,000 with a maximum pay of Rs 2.50 lakh per month. While other pay commissions reduced the gap, the latest pay panel increased it to 1:14.

Lowest hike in 70 years

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in the basic pay. The reason why central government employees are so distressed is because this is the lowest in 70 years. The previous had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

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Implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc- Procedural actions for revision

7th CPC Pension Revision of pre-2016 pensioners – Application not required from Pensioners – Department should take suo-moto action

F.No. 4/23/2017-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 25th, July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc- Procedural actions for revision.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders for revision of pension of pro-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by notional pay fixation in the 7th Central Pay Commission Matrix have been issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 Subsequently, concordance tables for fixation of revised pay and pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners have also been circulated vide this Department’s O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017.

2. Attention Of Ministries/Departments is invited to Para-18 of this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12/05/2017 whereby responsibility has been cast on Head of Department and Pay and Pay and Accounts Office attached to the office from which the Government servant had retired or was working last before his death to revise the pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016

3, It has however, come to the notice of this Department that the process of revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners has not been started by a large number of Ministries/Department/Organizations/Offices. It has also brought to the notice of this Department that pensioners/family pensioners are being asked to make a formal application for revision of their pension/family pensioners. The instructions issued by this Department do not provide for submission of application by individual pensioners/family pensioners for revision of pension/family pension Ministries/Departments, etc. are, therefore, once again requested to suo moto proceed to process the revision cases immediately to avoid delays in issuance of revised PPOs of pre-2016 retirees.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are also requested to furnish the status of revised cases as on 16-08-2017 in the enclosed proforma so as to reach this Department latest by 31-08-2017.

(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: Bharat Pensioners Samaj

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7th Pay Commission – Finmin: MACP on performance to be reconsidered ?

7th Pay Commission – Finmin: MACP on performance to be reconsidered ?

New Delhi: Good-performing Central government employees will now get MACP if their performance is not upto the mark of “very good”, the Finance Ministry officials told The Sen Times on condition of anonymity.

They has said the government will reconsider the benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation, which was enhanced to “very good” from “good” level for central government employees under the the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme continues to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the officials said as it “accepted” the pay panel’s recommendations.

However “good” benchmark on ACR/APAR (Annual Confidential Report/Annual Performance Appraisal Report) of the employees and officers that will help them now get MACP, they added.

“The government had a wrong idea about MACP. Now, the concepts have become clear to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,” they confirmed.

The government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from August 2016. The central government employees also got arrears from January 2016.

The pay panel had in its report said that performance benchmarks for MACP should be enhanced to “very good” from “good”.

The pay panel also proposed that annual increments not be granted in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or for a regular promotion in the first 20 years of their service.

The government accepted both proposals in June 2016 with basic salary hike but proposal increasing allowances has been accepted on June 28, 2017, which comes into effect from July 1, 2017 without arrears, which made resentment among the central government employees.

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Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 13th July 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements to civilian employees of Central Government, President is pleased to decide the revision in the rates of Travelling Allowance as set out in the Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. The ‘Pay Level’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules 2016.

3. The term ‘Pay in the Level’ for the purpose of these orders refer to Basic Pay drawn in appropriate Pay Level in the Pay Matrix as defined in Rule 3(8) of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and does not include Non-Practising Allowance (NPA), Military Service Pay (MSP) or any other type of pay like special pay, etc

4. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups or classes of employees, the entitlements, particularly in respect of mode of travel, class of accommodation, etc., shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.

5. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st July, 2017, may be regulated in accordance with these orders. In respect of journeys performed prior to 1st July, 2017, the claims may be regulated in accordance with the previous orders dated 23.09.2008.

6. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.

7. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017

8. Separate orders will be issued by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways in respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, respectively.

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

Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

ANNEXURE

Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure

O.M.No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 10th July 2017.

In supersession of Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23.09.2008, in respect of Travelling Allowance the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 01.07.2017:

2. Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training

A.(i) Travel Entitlements within the Country

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

14 and above

Business/Club class by air or AC-I by train

12 and 13

Economy class by air or AC-I by train

6 to 11

Economy class by air or AC-II by train

5 and below

First Class/AC-III/AC Chair car by train

(ii) It has also been decided to allow the Government officials to travel by Premium Trains/Premium Tatkal Trains/Suvidha Trains, the reimbursement to Premium Tatkal Charges for booking of tickets and the reimbursement of Dynamic/Flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains while on official tour/training. Reimbursement of Tatkal Seva Charges which has fixed fare, will remain continue to be allowed. Travel entitlement for the journey in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains will be as under:-

Pay Level in Pay matrix

Travel Entitlements in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains

12 and above

Executive/AC 1st Class (In case of Premium/Premium

6 to 11

AC 2nd Class/Chair Car (In Shatabdi Trains)

5 & below

AC 3rd Class/Chair Car

(iii) The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following:-

In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/ordinary bus for others is allowed.

In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.

All mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.

In case of non-availability of seats in entitled class, Govt.servants may travel in the class below their entitled class.

B. International Travel Entitlement:

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

17 and above

First class

14 to 16

Business/Club class

13 and below

Economy class

C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer

(i) For places other than A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

9 and above

Highest class

6 to 8

Lower class if there be two classes only on the steamer

4 and 5

If two classes only, the lower class, if three classes, the middle or second class. If there be four classes, the third class

3 and below

Lowest class

(ii) For travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

9 and above

Deluxe class

6 to 8

First/’A’ Cabin class

4 and 5

Second/’B’ Cabin class

3 and below

Bunk class

D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road:

(i) At places where specific rates have been prescribed:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Entitlements

14 or above

Actual fare by any type of public bus including AC bus

OR

At prescribed rates of AC taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC taxi

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

6 to 13

Same as above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible.

4 and 5

Actual fare by any type of public bus other than AC bus

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

3 and below

Actual fare by ordinary public bus only

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by autorickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

(ii) At places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Directorate of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighboring States:

For journeys performed in own car/taxi

Rs. 24/- per km

For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc

Rs. 12/- per km

At places where no specific rates have been prescribed, the rate per km will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

E (i). Daily Allowance on Tour

Pay level in pay matrix

Entitlement

14 and above

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.7500/- per day,

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements for travel within the city and

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1200/- per day.

12 and 13

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.4,500/- per day,

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1000/- per day.

9 to 11

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 2,250/- per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.338/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.900/- per day.

6 to 8

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.750/- per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.225/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.800/- per day.

5 and below

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.450/- per day,

Reimbursement of non AC taxi charges of up to Rs.113/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.500/- per day.

(ii) Reimbursement of Hotel charges:- For levels 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling, etc. additionally, for stay in Class ‘X’ cities, the ceiling for all employees up to Level 8 would be Rs.1,000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers. The ceiling for reimbursement of hotel charges will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 persent.

(iii) Reimbursement of Travelling charges:- Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for level 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, vehicle number, etc. the ceiling for levels 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs.12/- per kilometre travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.

(iv) Reimbursement of Food charges:- There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table E(i) above and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per Table (v) below. Since the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required. This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement of rates). i.e. Lump sum amount payable. The lump sum amount will increase by 25 percent whenever DA increase by 50 percent.

(v) Timing restrictions

Length of absence

Amount Payable

If absence from headquarters is

30% of Lump sum amount

If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours

70% of Lump sum amount

If absence from headquarters is >12 hours

100% of Lump sum amount

Absence from Head Quarter will be reckoned from midnight to midnight and will be calculated on a per day basis.

(vi) In case of stay/journey on Government ships, boats etc. or journey to remote places on foot/mules etc for scientific/data collection purposes in organization like FSI, Survey of India, GSI etc., daily allowance will be paid at rate equivalent to that provided for reimbursement of food bill. However, in this case, the amount will be sanctioned irrespective of the actual expenditure incurred on this account with the approval of the Head of Department/controlling officer.

Note: DA rates for foreign travel will be regulated as prescribed by Ministry of External Affairs.

3. T.A. on Transfer

TA on Transfer includes 4 components:- (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

(i) Travel Entitlements:

Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R.114 will, however, continue to be applicable.

The provisions relating to small family norms as contained in para 4(A) of Annexure to M/o Finance O.M.F.No. 10/2/98-IC & F.No. 19030/2/97-EIV dt. 171, April 1998, shall continue to be applicable.

(ii) Composite Transfer and Packing Grant (CTG):

The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 kms from each other. However, for transfer to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG.

In cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite transfer grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.

In cases where the transfer of husband and wife takes place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty percent of the transfer grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No transfer grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later, in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfers after a period of six months or more. Other rules precluding transfer grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest, shall continue to apply unchanged in their case.

(iii) Transportation of Personal Effects:

Level

By Train/Steamer

By Road

12 and above

6000 kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 double container

Rs. 50/- per km

6 to 11

6000 kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single container

Rs. 50/- per km

5

3000 kg

Rs. 25/- per km

4 and below

1500 kg

Rs. 15/- per km

The rates will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by Shipping Corporation of India. The claim for reimbursement shall be admissible subject to the production of actual receipts/vouchers by the Govt servant. Production of receipts/vouchers is mandatory in r/o transfer cases of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep also.

Transportation of personal effects by road is as per kilometre basis only. The classification of cities/towns for the purpose of transportation of personal effects is done away with.

(iv) Transportation of Conveyance.

Level

Reimbursement

6 and above

1 motor car etc. or 1 motor cycle/scooter

5 and below

1 motorcycle/scooter/moped/bicycle

The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Transfer as prescribed in S.R. 116 will, however, continue to be applicable.

4. T.A. Entitlement of Retiring Employees

TA on Retirement includes 4 components:- (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

(i) Travel Entitlements

Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour/transfer in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on retirement. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

(ii) Composite Transfer Grant (CTG)

The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of those employees, who on retirement, settled down at places other than last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 km. however, in case of settlement to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc., at the old and new station, are already subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.

As in the case of serving employees, Government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the CTG subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.

(iii)Transportaion of Personal Effects:- Same as Para 3(iii) above.

Transportation of Conveyance:- Same as Para 3(iv) above.

The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Retirement as prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

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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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Analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC

Analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC 
To
The Secretary General
Confederation of CG employees
New Delhi

Sub: A analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC .

Comrade,
With reference to the 6th CPC orders issued vide letter number 21(2)/2008-E.II (B) dated 28th August 2008 and7th CPC orders issued vide letter number No 21/5/2017-E(B) dated: 7th July 2017 issued by the Ministry of Finance, the Department of Expenditure. A analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC was made, it is found that the Employees those who were in 1800 GP and 1900 GP as per 6th CPC and pay in the pay band equivalent to Rs.7440 and above are losing considerable amount on switching over to 7th CPC transport allowances , Hence the issue may please be taken up at the earliest. A study is made and computed as below.

The issue of transport allowances for field officials should be taken up , presently the field officials who are proceeding on tour on official work are denied the transport allowances if they are absent for whole month from CHQ , should also be provided with transport allowances as there are performing the Government duty.

Level/ Grade pay 6th CPC Rates of Transport Allowances DA as on 1/7/2017
@136%
Transport Allowances as on 1/7/2017 as per 6thCPC 7th CPC Transport Allowances
w.e.f 1/7/2017
Transport Allowances + New DA as on 1/7/2017
@4% +
Loss or Profit of
Transport Allowances
Cities Classified in Annexure -I
6th CPC: Below Rs 4200 GP pay in the band below Rs 7440/- 7th CPC: Level 1& 2 Rs 600/- Rs 816/- Rs 1416/- Rs 1350/- Rs 1404/- (- )Rs 12/-
6th CPC: below Rs 4200 GP pay in the band above Rs 7440/-
7th CPC:
Level 1& 2
Rs 1600/- Rs 2176/- Rs 3776/- Rs 1350/- Rs 1404/- (-) Rs 2426/-
6th CPC: below Rs 4200 GP pay in the band above Rs 7440/- 7th CPC: Level 3 to 5 Rs 600/- Rs 816/- Rs 1416/- Rs 3600/- Rs 3774/- ( +) Rs 2358/-
6th CPC: Rs 4200 GP to Rs 4800 GP 7th CPC: Level 6 & 8 Rs 1600/- Rs 2176/- Rs 3776 Rs 3600/- Rs 3774/- (-) Rs 2/-
6th CPC: Rs 5400 and above Grade pay
7th CPC: Level 9 and above
Rs 3200/- Rs 4352/- Rs 7552/- Rs 7200/- Rs 7488/- (-) Rs 4/-
Case-II
Level/ Grade pay 6th CPC Rates Transport Allowances DA as on 1/7/2017
@136%
Transport Allowances as on 1/7/2017 as per 6thCPC 7th CPC Transport Allowances
w.e.f 1/7/2017
Transport Allowances + New DA as on 1/7/2017
@4% +
Loss or Profit of
Transport Allowances
Cities Classified other than Annexure -I
6th CPC: Below Rs 4200 GP pay in the band below Rs 7440/- 7th CPC: Level 1& 2 Rs 400/- Rs 544/- Rs 944/- Rs 900/- Rs 936/- (- )Rs 8/-
6th CPC: below Rs 4200 GP pay in the band above Rs 7440/- 7th CPC: Level 1& 2 Rs 800/- Rs 1088/- Rs 1888/- Rs 900/- Rs 936/- (-) Rs 952/-
6th CPC: below Rs 4200 GP pay in the band above Rs 7440/- 7th CPC: Level 3 to 5 Rs 800/- Rs 1088/- Rs 1888/- Rs 1800/- Rs 1872/- (-) 16/-
6th CPC: Rs 4200 GP to Rs 4800 GP 7th CPC: Level 6 & 8 Rs 800/- Rs 1088/- Rs 1888/- Rs 1800/- Rs 1872/- (-) Rs 16/-
6th CPC: Rs 5400 and above Grade pay 7th CPC: Level 9 and above Rs 1600/- Rs 2176/- Rs 3776 Rs 3600/- Rs 3744/- (-) Rs 4/-

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Minimum HRA Calculation will benefit only few thousand employees – Confederation

Minimum HRA Calculation will benefit only few thousand employees – Confederation

“Decision of the Govt. to retain minimum HRA of 5400, 3600 and 1800 as 30, 20 & 10% of minimum pay of 18,000. It will not benefit 7.5 lakhs employees in lower level 1, 2 and 3. It will benefit only few thousand employees.”

FALSE PROPAGANDA & UNFOUNDED CRITICISM BY SUPPORTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

FALSE PROPAGANDA & UNFOUNDED CRITICISM BY SUPPORTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

Immediately on announcement of Govt’s decision on Allowances a well-orchestrated propaganda was unleashed by the NDA Govt through media and its political machinery and also through some organizations and employees who supported the Government’s decision. The crux of the propaganda is as follows :-

1) It has been decided by the Government that HRA shall not be less than 5400, 3600 & 1800 for X, Y, and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of 18,000-. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakhs employees belonging to pay level 1,2, and 3.

2) It is because of the JCM Staffside Federations who opposed and rejected the HRA rate recommended by Pay Commission, the employees have lost one and half years arrears of allowances. Government was ready to implement HRA and allowances from 01-01-2016 along with Revised Pay.

3) Even in the past Revised HRA and other Allowances were not given from the same date. HRA and other Allowances are implemented from a later date without retrospective effect.

The propaganda and criticism, though not succeeded, should not go uncountered. This is part of a deliberate attempt by the Govt. and its political machinery to misguide the general public and employees.

The following facts will reveal the hollowness of the propaganda of the Govt, and the criticism of those who supports the Govt’s decision.

(1) More than 7.5 lakhs lower level employees ( in pay level 1, 2 and 3) will be benefited due to the decision of the Govt. to retain minimum HRA of 5400, 3600 and 1800 as 30, 20 & 10% of minimum pay of 18,000-.

It will not benefit 7.5 lakhs employees in lower level 1, 2 and 3. It will benefit only few thousand employees.

In Pay level – I the starting pay is 18,000-. After getting eight (8) increments (eight years service) pay will become 22,800-. An employee drawing 22,800- will get HRA above 5400, 3600, 1800 even if the HRA is 24% (5472) 16% (3648) and 8% (1824).

In Pay level – 2 the starting pay is 19,900- After getting five increments (5 years service) pay will become 23,100-. The official will draw 5544 (24%) 3696 (16%) and 1848 (8%) even if the minimum 5400, 3600, 1800 is not retained.

In Pay level – 3 the starting pay is 21,700-. After getting 2 increments the pay will become 23,100- . 24% (5544), 16% (3696) and 8% (1848) will be above 5400, 3600 and 1800-.

From the above it can be seen that only those officials below 8 years service in Pay level – 1, below 5 years service in Pay level – 2 and 2 years services in Pay level – 3 will be benefited by the decision of the Govt to retain 5400-, 3600- and 1800- at level 1, 2 and 3 as minimum HRA at X, Y and Z class cities respectively. How many central Govt employees below 8 years service in level -1 and below 5 years service in level -2 and below 2 years service in level – 3 will be working in the Central Govt departments as on date. Only few thousands. All others in level -1,2 and 3 will draw more than 5400-, 3600- and 1800-even if HRA is 24%, 16% and 8%. This being the reality, Govt through its press release given to media made false propaganda that 7.5 lakh employees will be benefited by the Govt’s decision !!! And those who welcomed the Govt’s decision are repeating the same lies.

(2) It is because of the Federation leaders representing JCM National Council Staffside who opposed the HRA rate recommended by 7th CPC, employees lost one and half year arrears.

What is real fact?

Every time when Pay Commissions submit its report to Govt, Implementation Committee or Empowered Committee is constituted by the Govt to examine the recommendations of the CPC and submit report to the Govt for acceptance by Cabinet. The implementation Committee or Empowered Committee will call for suggestions / modifications to the CPC recommendations from all organizations including National Council JCM Staffside. This time also Govt and the Implementation Committee followed the same procedure.

Accordingly, National Council JCM Staffside submitted detailed memorandum to Govt and Implementation Committee / Empowered Committees, seeking 26 modifications in the recommendations including Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances including HRA, Transport Allowance, Advances, MACP conditions, CCL conditions etc.,. The JCM Staffside also presented their view points before the Implementation Committee headed by Joint Secretary and Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary. Suppose the JCM Staffside leaders / Federations decides not to submit any memorandum seeking modifications in the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC before the Implementation Committee / Empowered Committees and keep quite ( as argued by those who criticize the leaders and support the 7th CPC recommendations), what will be the reaction of the employees ? Will they not blame the leaders for silently supporting the Govt for implementing all the retrograde and negative recommendations of the 7th CPC ?

Inspite of JCM Staffside requesting for modifications the Cabinet on Pay Scale meeting held on 29-06-2016 decided to accept the recommendations of the 7th CPC without any modifications, rejecting the modifications requested by the Staffside. Cabinet also decided to refer all the allowances including HRA to a Committee headed by Finance & Expenditure Secretary.

Cabinet on 29-06-2016 has not decided to grant 24%, 16% and 8% HRA recommended by 7th CPC. Then where is the question of accepting or rejecting the decision of the Govt when there was no such decision by the Cabinet.

Not only JCM Staffside Federations almost all the Unions / Federations / Associations have submitted memorandum to Govt seeking modifications in the retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC. What is wrong in it ? The fact is that Govt deliberately constituted the Allowance Committee and referred HRA and other Allowances to the Committee to delay and deny the arrears from 01-01-2016. Instead of protesting against the Govt’s decision (that is what Confederation has done), those who are desperately trying to turn the anger and resentment of the employees against Unions / Federations who demanded modifications, are bound to fail, as Central Govt employees are not that much fools to believe that propaganda.

(3) Even in the past, HRA and Allowances were not given retrospective effect.

Govt and those who welcomed and thanked Govt for its decision on allowances are continuously repeating the argument that in the past also allowances were not given retrospective effect from the date of Revision of Pay. But what is the actual fact?

In the past, revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month / next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even then JCM Staffside has not welcomed or thanked the Govt but strongly protested and demanded grant of allowances from the same date from which Revised Pay is implemented. Even if the old practice is taken as precedence, this time employees have every right to get revised allowances including HRA from 01-07-2016 as Revised (Pay) Rues was notified on 25-07-2016. Those who welcomed the Govt’s decision are consciously and deliberately hiding this fact as many employees do not know what has happened in the past.

The NDA Govt and its political machinery has made this type of propaganda when the Cabinet approved the recommendations of Pay scales recommended by the 7th CPC on 29-06-2016 without any modifications. At that time the propaganda was “big bonanza” to Central Government employees. This time also the same method of propaganda is adopted and the unfortunate part of it, is that some of our friends representing employees too contributed to such a false and baseless propaganda.

Yours comradely,
sd/-
(M.KRISHNAN)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&whatsapp:09447068125
E-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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