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Government to take final call on allowances by June 1

Government to take final call on allowances by June 1

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to take a final decision by June 1 on higher allowances for 4.7 million central government employees.

The assurance was given by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha after a meeting with the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is a centralised union of several central government employees unions.

The secretary of the NJCA, Shiv Gopal Mishra met with Sinha and asked the demand of the central government employees on allowances.

“Today I met the Cabinet Secretary and handed him over a copy of our letter regarding inordinate delay in implementation of the report of the Committee on Allowances,” Mishra said.

Sinha told Mishra that the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by him had fixed date of 1st June, 2017 for perusal of the report of the Allowances Committee, and soon after that, the committee will send a memorandum to the Cabinet for nod.

In late June, after implementing the 7th Pay Commission proposals on salary and pension, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to examine the suggestions on allowances. It had time till October to give the report but this got delayed.

The decision on allowances was postponed because the 7th Pay Commission wanted a number of these to be abolished or subsumed. Employee unions were opposed.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ submitted its report to finance minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.

However, the Committee’s report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission haven’t made public.

The report on allowances is now examined by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) and after it, it will be placed before the Cabinet.

The central government employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance, according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

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

Dept of Post: Revision of pension of Pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners – Govt’s decision on 7th CPC Recommendations

No. 4-3/2017-Pension
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
23rd May, 2017

To

All Head(s) of Circles
All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (P)
APS Headquarter
Head of PLI and BD Directorate
Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad
All Directors of Postal Training Centres

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

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to say that based on the decisions of the Government, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has issued O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 for fixation of pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners to the higher of the two formulations. A copy of the OM. is circulated herewith for information and necessary action.

2. The pension/family pension of all pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners shall be revised in line with instructions contained in the DoP&PW OM. dated 12.05.2017. The higher of the two formulation i.e. (i) the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with DoP&PW O.M. dated 4.8.2016 or (ii) the revised pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of the DoP&PW OM. dated 12.5.2017, shall be treated as revised pension/family pension w.e.f 1.1.2016. It shall be the responsibilities of the Head of Department and concerned Director of Accounts (Postal) to revise the pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f 1.1.2016 in accordance with these orders and to issue a revised pension payment authority.

3. As envisaged in the DoP&PW O.M., the Pension sanctioning Authority (PSA) would impress upon the concerned Head of Office for fixation of pay on notional basis at the earliest. The information can be obtained in Proforma A. Based on notional pay so fixed, the revision proposal will be sent by Pension Sanctioning Authority to concerned DA (P) to apply necessary checks and issue revised authority under the existing PPO number. To facilitate fixation of notional pay, DA (P) will provide copy of PPO/pension papers to concerned PSA immediately on requisition. All PSAs will maintain records of processing cases of retirees year-wise in Proforma 8. DA (P) will maintain data of proposal received and authority issued in software as has been done in case of 6th CPC revision of PPOs.

4. Since there will be large number of cases for revision, concerted efforts of all authorities will be required to accomplish the task. It is requested to take immediate action for revision of pension/family pension at the earliest.

This issues with approval of Secretary (Posts).

Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(Smriti Sharan)/
Dv. Director General (Estt.)

Source: [Click here to view full O.M]

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Amendments in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Amendments in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

BY SPEED POST

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

New Delhi,
Dated :19/22.05.2017

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

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

Sir/Madam,

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

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

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

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

7. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Delhi,
Dated : 19.05.2017

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

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

Sir,

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

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

Encl : as above.

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


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

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

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

Office Memorandum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,

(Harjit Singh)

Director

ANNEXURE – I

Examples

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

S.No

Description

1 gf case

 2r1° Case

3ra Case

4Th Case

1. Date of Retirement

31.12.1984

31 01.1989

30-06.1999

31.05.2015

2.

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

OR

Notional pay scale as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986

975-1660

(4th CPC Scale)

3000-4500

(4th CPC Scale)

4000-6000

(5th CPC Scale)

6700049000

(6th CPC Scale)

3. Pay on retirement

OR

Notional pay as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986

1210

4000

4800

79000

4. Pension             as on 01.01.2016

before revision

4191

12600

5424

39500

5. Family          pension          as        on

01.01.2016 before revision

3500

7560

3500

23700

6. Family pension at enhanced

rate  as  on       01.01.2016

before revision (if applicable)

NA

N.A.

NA

39500

7. Revised pension by

multiplying pre-revised

pension by 2.57

10771

32382

13940

101515

8.

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

9000

19430

9000

60909

Revised family pension                      at

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

NA

NA

N.A.

101515

10. Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.1996

3710

(3200-4900)

11300

(10000-15200)

N.A.

NA

11. Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2006

8910

(PB-I, GP 2000)

27620

(PB-3, GP 6600)

11330

(PB-1, GP-2400)

NA

12. Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2016

23100 (Level 3)

7 800 (Level-11)

29600 (Leval-4)

205100 (Level-15)

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

11550

35900

14800

102550

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

9000

21540

9000

61530

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

NA

N.A.

N.A.

102550

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

11550

35900

14800

102550

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

9000

21540

9000

61530

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

NA

N.A.

N.A.

102550

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Ex-Gratia lump sum compensation- Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

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

Office of the Principal CDA (Pension)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad 211014
REGISTERED

Circular No. 573

Dated: 01.02.2017

To
The O I/C,
Records/ PAO (ORs)

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

Reference: This Office Circular No. 438 dated 16.07.2010, Circular No. 402 dated 30.12.2008 and Circular No. 228 dated 03.05.1999.

Copy of GOI, MOD letter No. 20(2)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 2nd November, 2016, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

  • Consequent upon issue of GOI, MOD letter dated 2nOI November, 2016, the families of the Defence Service Personnel who die in harness in the performance of their bonafide official duties shall be entitled to Ex-Gratia Iump-sum-compensation at revised rate as mentioned in ibid Government letter.
  • The conditions governing payment of Ex-Gratia Iump-sum-compensation in terms of the ibid Government letter and the guidelines to be observed have been given in the Annexure attached with the GOI, MOD letter No. 20(1)/98-D(Pay/Services) dated 22nd September’ 1998 and Corrigendum No. even dated 12th April 1999 (Circulated vide this office Circular No. 228 dated 03.05.1999).
  •  The order shall apply to all cases of death in harness occurring on or after 01.01 .2016. In so far as cases of death, which occurred prior to 01.01.2016, are concerned, shall be regulated and finalized in terms of the orders and instructions in force prior to issue of these orders.
  • In view of the above, you are requested to submit all affected cases of Ex-Gratia lump-sum-compensation where death occurred on or after 01.01.2016 to the OI/C, G-4 Section of this Office along with the statement of case with supporting documents viz detailed statement of case, Special Casualty report approved by Competent Authority, FIR and/ or Court of Inquiry proceedings etc. including Sheet Roll indicating interalia the PPO No. wherein Special Family Pension/ Liberalized Family Pension and Ex-gratia have been granted earlier. In cases, where death occurred on or after 01.01.2016 and Ex-Gratia lump- sum-compensation has already been sanctioned at old rate, the same may be referred to this office on revised LPC-Cum-Data Sheet and Sheet Roll for issue of corrigendum PPO at new revised rates.
  • All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
  • This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.

Please acknowledge receipt.

No. Gts/Tech/0114/ Spl-XXXVII
Dated: 01st February 2017

S/d,
(S C Saroj)
Sr. Accounts Officer (P)

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7th Pay Commission Unions leaders to meet officials today for higher allowances

7th Pay Commission Unions leaders to meet officials today for higher allowances

New Delhi: Central government employees unions leaders today is likely to to meet top government officials for higher allowances.

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

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

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

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

The 7th Pay commission had recommended abolition of or subsuming of allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

It also recommended slashing the House Rent Allowance (HRA) from 30, 20 and 10 per cent to 24, 16 and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.

The unions leaders of central government employees are pressing hard for immediate cabinet approval of higher allowances.

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Committee on Allowances makes minor changes to allowances

Committee on Allowances makes minor changes to allowances

New Delhi: The Committee on Allowances has made only minor changes to allowances on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The committee has also dittoed the pay commission recommendation of house rent allowance (HRA) of 24, 16 and 8 per cent respectively, instead of the present rate of HRA – of 30, 20 and 10 per cent of basic pay.

A top Finance Ministry official, who did not wish to be named told us after receiving the Committee on Allowances report from Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, who led the committee, the report is being currently examined by the Department of Expenditure.

The 7th Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur, earlier proposed abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming of another 36 allowances into larger existing ones out of total 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that government complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

The Committee on Allowances was constituted in June last year after the government gave nod the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016 in respect of basic pay and dearness allowances.

The Committee on Allowances in its report agreed with the pay commission’s recommendation for reducing house rent allowance (HRA) and made minor changes in little allowances for central government employees, the Finance Ministry official told us.

The recommendations of allowances would be finalised by May or June after examining by the empowered committee of secretaries and following that it will be placed before the Cabinet by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, he said.

No matter when the recommendations are finalised, the new allowances will be made effective from January 1 last year, the official asserted.

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7th Pay Commission: Time limit to dispose of pay-related anomalies extended to 15th November

7th Pay Commission: Time limit to dispose of pay-related anomalies extended to November 15th
The DoPT had last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies.

The Centre has extended the time limit to receive and dispose of pay related anomalies for central government employees by three months. November 15th will be the deadline to resolve any discrepancy arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. The earlier date was August 15.

The centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will be implemented from January 1 2016.

The time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended by three months from the date of expiry of receiving anomalies i.e. from February 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017,” the DoPT order said. The DoPT had last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies. The anomaly committees were to be formed at two levels- national and departmental-consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side of the national council and the departmental council respectively.

The DoPT had said that the Department Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another ministry or department. Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of anomaly and those where there is a disagreement between the staff side and the official side on the anomaly will be dealt by an “arbitrator”, to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides, it had said. Now the deadline of November 15th has been fixed as the date to resolve any discrepancy arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

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

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

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

HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Central Government officers Group A and Bank officers salary comparision from 1992 to 2016

Central Government officers Group A and Bank officers salary comparision from 1992 to 2016

An important point to note

Of and on it comes for discussions while salary of Central Govt employees gets revised at 10 years interval, Bank employees’ salary is being revised at 5 years interval. Let us analyse, as under, that despite salary revision at 5 years interval how salary of Bank officers is lagging behind during last 23 years duration in comparison to salary of Central Govt Officers Group- A at entry level onwards. Please also note that 7th Pay Commission has recommended that without waiting for next pay commission the salary should be revised based on the material given by Simla based Labour Bureau.

Date

Central Govt. Officer Group A Bank Officers
Basic Pay Grad e Pay D.A. Total Basic Pay Special Allow D.A. Total Difference Rs.

01.11.1992

2200

- 1826

(83%)

4026

4250

- 164

(3.85%)

4414

388 (Salary of Bank officers was higher by 9.63% )

01.11.2012

15600

5400 15120

(72%)

36120

23700

1837

(7.75%)

2784

(10.9%)

28321 7799

(Salary of Bank officers was lower          by 27.53% )

01.01.2016

56100

- - 56100

23700

1837 10164

(39.8%)

35701 20399

(Salary of Bank officers was lower          by 57.13% )

From the above table it is evident as under:

  • From 11.1992 to 01.01.2016 the salary of Central Govt Group A officers has been increased by 1293.44% (56100-4026=52074/4026 X 100) at entry level.
  • From 11.1992 to 01.01.2016 the salary of Bank officers has been increased by 708.81% (35701-4414=31287/4414 X 100) at entry level.

Moreover the 7th Pay Commission has recommended that there is no need for a commission once in 10 years. It has recommended that based on the Labour Bureau reports the increase can be done periodically.

Salary in Reserve Bank of India

  • In case of RBI officers, the starting basic pay which was Rs 17100 has been increased to Rs 28150 and at entry They also get a local allowance of 5% of pay, family allowance of 4% of Pay, Grade allowance of Rs.6000 and a special allowance of Rs.6000(Rs 1625 for those who joined in 2016) which is eligible for DA. So their salary structure is much superior to other bank officers.

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7th CPC Defence Personnel Pay Hike from May, 2017

7th CPC Defence Personnel Pay Hike from May, 2017

Order says remaining core concerns are being addressed separately

After a wait of about eight months, military personnel are likely to receive their revised pay recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission with arrears in May’s salary, say the general instructions issued by the three Services to their personnel.

The Union Cabinet issued orders last week for implementing the recommendations for military personnel. Following this, the three Services issued the general instructions stating the various recommendations that were approved.

“Army pay rules 2017 issued on May 03. Some core concerns have been addressed and remaining core concerns are being addressed separately,” said the instructions issued by the Army’s Pay Commission Cell on May 5.

 

Pay stages stretched

The recommendations approved include extension of pay stages for junior commissioned officers (JCO) and other ranks from 24 to 40 to prevent stagnation, increase in index of rationalisation for Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels from 2.57 to 2.67 and extension of pay stages for Brigadiers by two.

On the pension front, two recommendations approved are restoration of the percentage-based disability pension and an additional option for pension by pay fixation method in addition to the consolidation method, whichever is higher.

“Revised pay with arrears likely to be credited this month,” the instruction stated.

 

Arrears since Jan, 2016

Sources said the arrears will be calculated from January 2016, the date of implementation of the pay panel recommendations, and will be credited with this month’s salary along with the revised pay. “They will deduct the 10% interim arrears given before Deepavali last year,” a source added.

The Controller-General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), which is responsible for implementing the recommendations, has already been issued instructions. “They will now calculate the revised tables and release them,” the source said.
Anomalies remain

However, some of the core anomalies raised by the services are yet to be addressed, top among them are Non-Functional Upgrade (NFU) and higher Military Service Pay (MSP) for JCOs.

NFU entitles all officers of a batch who are not promoted to draw the salary and grade pay that the senior-most officer of their batch would get after a certain period.

In a reference to that the instructions notes: Pay comparison between defence services, all India services and Group A services must be understood in totality and explained to rank and file to dispel apprehensions about discrepancies.

Source:  The Hindu

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7th Pay Commission: Report on allowances to be placed before secretaries panel next week

7th Pay Commission: Report on allowances to be placed before secretaries panel next week

New Delhi: The report on allowances will be placed before the empowered committee of secretaries in the next week for screening, a finance ministry official told on Monday.

The empowered committee of secretaries to take up all issues of allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA), which has been submitted by Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on its report under the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Cabinet approved the setting up of Empowered Committee of Secretaries on January 13, 2016 to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in an overall perspective. Accordingly, the report of allowances will be screened by that Empowered Committee of Secretaries, the official said.

The finance ministry has set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on January 27, 2016 on cabinet nod for processing the report of the 7th Pay Commission, which has bearing on remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

The other members in the panel include secretaries from the Home Affairs and Defence ministry and secretaries of department of personnel and training, pension and PW, revenue, expenditure, posts, health, and science and technology. Chairman of Railway Board, Deputy CAG and Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat are also on the panel.

“It will look at all the issues of allowances, including HRA and it will function as a Screening Committee to process the Committee on Allowances report with regard to all relevant factors,” the official said.

“The report on allowances is now being examined in the Department of Expenditure. It will be completed shortly, we expect, the finance minister Arun Jaitley next week will hand over it to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to examine it and after consideration by the empowered committee of secretaries, the higher allowances shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.,” the official added.

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

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7th Pay Commission: E-CoS may take 2-3 Weeks to Screen the Allowance Committee Report on 7th CPC

7th Pay Commission: E-CoS may take 2-3 Weeks to Screen the Allowance Committee Report on 7th CPC

Allowance Committee Report on 7th CPC

An employee union leader said the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) may take 2-3 weeks to screen the allowance committee report on 7th pay commission recommendations. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will then firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The employee union leader earlier this week met top government officials where he was told about the tentative time to be taken by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries on screening the allowance committee report on 7th pay commission recommendations. The Ashok Lavasa committee on allowances, which examined the 7th pay commission’s recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27.

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

The allowance committee report is being currently examined by the Department of Expenditure. Once that is done, it will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th pay commission recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. The employee union official said that the allowance report will be soon taken up by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city.

The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27% 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50%, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 3%, 20% and 10%.

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

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

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Allowing the bunching benefit to Assistant Accounts Officers as per the recommendations of 7th Central Pay commission

7th Central Pay commission – Allowing the bunching benefit to Assistant Accounts Officers: AICAEA writes to CGA

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
Category II
CENTRAL HEADQUARTER

No.AICAEA CAT II/CHQ/2017/27

Dated. 27.04.2017

To

The Controller General of Accounts
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E- Block ,GPO Building -INA
New Delhi 110023

Subject: Allowing the bunching benefit to Assistant Accounts Officers as per the recommendations of 7th Central Pay commission- Regarding.
Madam,

I am to directed refer to the Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell order no. 1-6/2016-IC dated 07th Sept. 2016 on the subject cited above.

It is found that the AAOs with Grade Pay of 4800/- and drawing pre revised pay ranging from Rs.14900/- to 17,910/- had been fixed at the minimum pay of Rs. 47600/- as per 7th CPC. But as per order, the AAOs pre revised pay having pay range between Rs. 15350 to Rs. 18360 are also eligible for bunching of pay w.r.t. their juniors who were drawing lesser pay as on 31.12.2015. A comparative statement w.r.t. Shri Babu Balram Jee is enclosed for ready reference.

In absence of your clear order, different ministries are treating the matter in different ways, resulting the uncalled for discrepancies and irregularities

Under these circumstances, I request you to kindly issue a conclusive order, stating the eligibility criteria and a ready reckoner of pay fixation after bunching in terms of old pay. This will end the confusion and delay in settling the cases further.

Enclosure:- as stated above Yours sincerely,

(DEBRAJ SINGHA ROY)
SECRETARY GENERAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement Higher Allowances

7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement ‘Higher Allowances’

New Delhi: Giving the hint that government is all set to implement higher allowances, Finance Ministry sources said that ‘higher allowances’ will have no impact on inflation.

Finance Ministry sources today said the government is ready to implement the higher allowances from May after receiving the report of Committee on Allowances.

“Over 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will benefit by final report on allowances,” the sources added.

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

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

It’s been almost ten months and the Committee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the committee was initially given four months’ time to submit the report to Finance Minister.

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

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

7th CPC Pay Level 6

No. I/15/Part III

Dated: 22/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: NFIR

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Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016

Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016

HEADQUARTERS
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
An [so 9001-2000 certified organisation)
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN CIG MARG NEW DELHI

No. A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E.III

Dated:- 27.02.2017

To,

The Regional Director,
Regional Office,
ESI Corporation,
Chennai

Sub:- Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation -reg

Sir,

Kindly refer to your letter No.51/A/27/17/1/7th CPC/2016/Admn.II/Part file dated 22.11.2016 on the above cited subject.

In this regard, I am directed to invite your attention to Rule 7(3) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 as per which ‘A Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure’.

Accordingly, an employee who is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 01.01.2016, the arrears are also payable from 01.01.2016 provided the employee is entitled for leave salary.

This issues with the concurrence of Fin. & A/c’s.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(J. SRIVASTAVA)
ASST. DIRECTOR

Signed Copy

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7th Pay Commission: Allowance Report In ‘Ending’ Stage, Committee members are busy in notes preparation

7th Pay Commission: Allowance Report In ‘Ending’ Stage, Committee members are busy in notes preparation

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The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

The Ashok Lavasa committee examining 7th pay recommendations on allowances is in the final stage of preparing its report, which is likely to be submitted to the government soon, a top employee union official said. The allowance committee is in the process of preparing notes for it to be taken up by the government, he added. There has not been any official word on whether the allowance committee has been submitted. The government had earlier said that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th pay commission recommendations submits its report. Earlier, another union official had attributed the delay in submission of the report to non-availability of allowance panel members. “I believe that there has been some delay in the finalisation of the report as some allowance panel members were outside the country on an official visit,” the union official said.

The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as “conclusive”. The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.
At a meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th pay commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th pay commission‘s recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.

Meanwhile, a delegation of faculty members of various universities had on April 19 approached the UGC seeking redressal of their demands including the request to make public a committee’s report on the 7th pay commission. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar had earlier said that a committee to review the recommendations made by a UGC panel on implementation of the 7th pay commission in educational institutions has been formed.

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