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Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

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Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants.

The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts.

The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1079 Judges(including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc.

Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment.

Background:

Salaries, gratuity, pension, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court are governed by the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Salaries etc. of Judges of High Courts are governed by High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954. An amendment in the Acts is required whenever there is any proposal for revision of salaries/pension gratuity, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Therefore, Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances.

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

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

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

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

New Delhi, the 16th Nov, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances for Running Staff in the wake of implementation of 7th CPC pay structure

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances for Running Staff in the wake of implementation of 7th CPC pay structure

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VIII

Dated: 31/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances for Running Staff in the wake of implementation of VII CPC pay structure-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s OM No. E(P&A)II-2014/Misc. 3/7th CPC dated 20/10/2014.

(ii) GS/NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt. V dated 15/04/2015 to Railway Board.

NFIR at the outset, conveys to Railway Board that the delay in granting upward revision of Kilometrage rates for Running staff has been causing serious disappointment and resentment among the entire category.

In this connection, NFIR invites the attention of Railway Board to the discussions held between the Federation and Board on 24th June 2015 on the issue relating to enhancement of Kilometrage Allowance rates (on the basis of Running Allowance Committee Formula) demanded by NFIR with effect from 01/01/2006. A note sheet was also given by the Railway Board to the Federation during discussion and according to the said note sheet, the Kilometrage rates were to be revised with effect from 01/01/2006, adding Rs.72.44 to the rate then existed. It was also discussed on the need for further revision of the said Kilometrage rates w.e.f. 01/09/2008, 01/01/2011 and 01/01/2014 (in view of DA factor). These matters are yet to be satisfactorily finalized inspite of discussions held on 24th June 2015.

NFIR gives again the valid points as listed below for the purpose of revising the kilometrage rates without delay:-

It is a known fact to the Railway Board that the TA factor needs to be taken into account for revising rates of Kilometrage Allowance in the case of Running Staff as per RAC formula.

The TA rate was fixed at Rs. 340/- in the year 2008 as a result of implementation of 6th CPC recommendation and the said TA was raised to Rs. 510/- due to DA linkage and now with the recommendations of 7th CPC, the TA rate has been revised to Rs. 800/-. with effect from 01.07.2017.

But the Kilometrage Allowance rate for Running Staff was fixed at Rs.169/- in the year 2008 assuming TA rate as Rs.210/- and not with the TA rate of Rs.340/- as recommended by 6th CPC, It needs to be admitted that the assumed TA rate Rs.210/- has now been raised to Rs.800/-, which works out to 3.8 times. Therefore the rate fixed in 2009 at Rs.169 should be revised by 3.8 times which works out to Rs.642/-.

Apart from the above, the rise in pay element quantum on implementation of new pay matrix needs to be reflected in the Running Allowance rate, as 30% of Pay element its also a component to decide the rate. When the 30% pay element was calculated at the minimum of pay level-6 i.e 35400, it works out to Rs.10620/-. The 30% pay element calculated on the 6th CPC minimum pay of Rs.9300 + GP 4200 works out to Rs.4050 i.e. 30% pay element component has risen to Rs.6570/-. This amount has to be divided by average KM 5100 (National Average of LP/Passenger as assumed by Railway Board) and it comes to Rs.129. So the amount Rs.642 on account of TA raise and Rs.129/- on account of raising 30% pay element – taken together, the rates comes to Rs.771/-.

NFIR however conveys that the National Average Kilometrage for Loco pilot (Passenger) recommended by the Running Allowance committee, 1980 was 3950 which was revised arbitrarily by Railway Board to 5100 to deny the benefit to Running Staff at that point of time. The Running Allowance Committee, 1980 had also recommended that TA of 21 days must be factored in. As per our statistics, at present, the National Average kilometrage of Loco Pilot (Passenger) stands at 4000 KM, that of passenger Guard at 4600 KM & and that of Assistant Loco pilot at 4000 KM.

Had the Running Allowance rate arrived at in the year 2008 been based on the recommended TA rate of Rs.340, there is some meaning on the argument of multiplying the present rate by a factor of 1.5 (as per the VII CPC recommendations)

In any case, the 7th CPC as well the Government have left this issue to the Railway Board to discuss with the Federations for reaching an agreement for revision of Kilometrage Allowance rates, therefore the 7th CPC recommendation to multiply with 1.5 or 2.25 is not at all relevant, with regard to Running Staff Kilometrage Allowance rates.

Hence, Federation gives the calculation as below:-

KMA rates of LP/Passenger

Mean Pay of L6- (35400+112400)/2 = 73900

30% of Mean Pay = 22170

21 days TA i.e, 800 x 21 = 16800

As per the RAC formula

[(30% Mean Pay + 21 days TA)/Average KM)] x 100 = [(22170 + 16800)/4000)]x100 = Rs.974/- per 100 kms.

KMA rates of Passenger Guard

Mean Pay of L6- (35400+112400)/2 = 73900

30% of Mean Pay = 22170

21 days Ta i.e, 800 x 21 = 16800

As per the RAC formula

[(30% Mean Pay + 21 days TA)/Average KM)] x 100 = [(22170 + 16800)/4600)]x100 = Rs.847/- per 100 kms.

KMA rates of Assistant Loco Pilot

Mean Pay of L2- (19900+63200)/2 = 41550

30% of Mean Pay = 12465

21 days Ta i.e, 800 x 21 = 16800

As per the RAC formula

[(30% Mean Pay + 21 days TA)/Average KM)] x 100 = [(12465 + 16800)/4000)]x100 = Rs.731/- per 100 kms.

Taking the factors as explained above, the NFIR urges that the kilometrage rate for Running Staff (Loco pilot/passenger) should be revised to not less than Rs.974/-. that of passenger Guard to Rs.847/- & that of ALP to Rs.731/- duly retaining the pay element of 55 & 30% (as has been continued since the last more than three decades when the pay scales of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th CPC have been implemented).

Federation therefore, requests the Railways Boards to take action to revise the kilometrage rates as suggested above with retrospective effect.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General secretary

Source: NFIR

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Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes

Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

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Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No.145/2017

No.E(MPP)2012/3/28

New Delhi, Dated 06.10.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railway and
Production Units.

The Director General,
NAIR, Vadodara.

The Directors,
IRICEN,Pune,
IRIEEN, Nasik,
IRIMEE, Jamalpur,
IRISET, Secunderabad,
IRITM, Lucknow,
JRRPF, Lucknow.

Sub: Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

Kindly refer to Ministry of Railways’ letter Nos. E(MPP)/2005/13/2 dated 22.08.2005 (RBE No. 139/2005) followed by E(MPP)/2008/3/18 dated 20.10.2008 (RBE No. 156/2008) wherein Ministry of Railways had communicated that the training allowance is to be paid @ 30% and @ 15% of the basic pay to the faculty members, for imparting training to Group ‘A’ Officers and to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff respectively on Centralised Training Institutes and various other training Centres on Indian Railways, respectively.

2. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, the rates of Training Allowance is revised as follows:

Training Allowance

In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes  for Group ‘A’ officers. 24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments 12% of Basic Pay

3. It will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period of time and are then likely to go back. It will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.

4. Training Allowance will be admissible to the faculty members without any ceiling of 5 years and standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.

5. Further, above mentioned Board’s instruction had stated that ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ shall be paid @ Rs 3500/- per month for the Director/ Head of the Centralised Training Instititutes for Group ‘A’ Officers and @ Rs 2500/- per month to Course Directors and @ Rs 2000/- per month to Counsellors. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC recommendation and as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ for Training Establishment is abolished.

6. The revised rates of allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance shall be applicable with effect from 1st July, 2017.

7. All other guidelines/instructions on the subject shall remain unchanged.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Mahendra Kumar Gupta)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board

 Source: Railway Board

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Revision of rates of Nursing Allowance to the Nursing Personnel – Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC

Revision of rates of Nursing Allowance to the Nursing Personnel – Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC

No.Z.28015/50/2017-N
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Finance
(Nursing Section)

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated the 31st August, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 Subject: Revision of rates of Nursing Allowance to the Nursing Personnel – Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – regarding

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 71h Pay Commission, the President is pleased to sanction the revision of existing rate of Nursing allowance to the Nursing Personnel of all categories at all levels working in Central Government/ UT Hospitals/ Institutions and Centrally funded autonomous Bodies like AIIMS, New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Pondicherry etc., subject to the following conditions and as per the details given below:

(a) Nursing Allowance will not be treated as a part of pay as already decided vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Oder No. Z-28015 /86/97-N dated 28th July, 1998.

(b) The additional expenditure due to enhancement of Nursing Allowance would be met by the respective institutions from their sanctioned budget.

2. The revised rates of Nursing Allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 01st of July, 2017. The rates of Nursing Allowance will go up by 25% each time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scale rises by 50%.

 

3. Nursing Allowance will be payable to all Nurses whether working in Dispensaries or in Hospitals.

 

4. This issues with the approval of SS&FA vide Dy.No.2897/ 17-IFD dated 10.08.2017 and Department of Expenditure vide ID Note No.300347605/2017 dated 24.08.2017.

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(A K Sahoo)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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7th Pay Commission : Payment of Washing Expenditure to Industrial Employees with revised rate – BPMS requests

7th Pay Commission : Payment of Washing Expenditure to Industrial Employees with revised rate – BPMS requests

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)

REF: BPMS / MOD / Allowances / 48A (7/2/R)

Dated: 01.10.2017

To,
The Secretary,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Payment of “Washing Expenditure” to Industrial Employees with revised rate.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that the industrial personnel in Min of Defence have been authorized for protective clothing/garments such as water-proofs, warm overcoats, overall, Dangries, Apron and protective accessories such as gum boots, boiler suits, goggles and gauntlets etc. These protective clothing & accessories are being issued to the specified categories whose duties require the issue of these accessories. Protective garments and accessories are provided either as a protection against inclement weather for those who works out-doors or against hazards such as are encountered in factories etc (kindly refer Para 1 & 2 of Chapter 64 – Staff Amenities, 3rd CPC Report and Para 26.44 of 4th CPC Report).

For the washing of some of these protective clothing garments, all the concerned industrial workers employed in Army Ordnance Corps were granted ‘Washing Allowance’ Rs. 4/ per month per worker and this amount was revised to Rs. 8/- per month vide MoD letter No. 82147/P.CIo/OS- 10A/2876/D(O-II), Dated 08 Sep. 1998 (copy enclosed).

Later, a corrigendum was issued vide MoD Letter No. 82147/P.CIo/OS-10A/1626/D(O-II), Dated 06 May 1999 (copy enclosed) to define that “Washing Allowance” mentioned in the letter dated 08.09.1998 will be “Washing Expenditure”. In due course, this “Washing Expenditure” has been revised on the introduction of subsequent Central Pay Commissions.

Now, on the recommendation of 7th CPC “Washing Allowance” being granted for the washing of uniform has been abolished and subsumed in dress allowance in respect of Nurses as per DoE, Min of Fin, Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC, Dated 06.07.2017. It has to be kept in the mind that the “Washing Expenditure” being granted to industrial personnel for washing of protective clothing has not been abolished or subsumed in the dress allowance and there is no mention of “Washing Expenditure” in the 7th CPC’s Report or in the Resolution of Govt of India dated 06.07.2017.

In such circumstances, you are requested to take appropriate action so that entitled industrial employees may be granted the “Washing Expenditure” unflagging with revised rate.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
Enclosed: As mentioned
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source : BPMS

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7th Central Pay Commission relating to Headquarters Special Pay/Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective Headquarters

7th CPC Special Pay/Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services – Dopt Ordres

No.2/12/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 14th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Headquarters Special Pay/Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective Headquarters – reg.

This Department’s OM No.2/22(A)/2008-Estt(Pay-ll) dated 3rd September, 2008 provided for rates of Headquarters Special pay/ Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective headquarters.

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

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

4. As mentioned at SI.No. 76 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July, 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for abolition of Headquarters Allowance has been accepted by the Government and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to abolish the Headquarters Special Pay/ Special Allowance in respect of officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective Headquarters.

5. Accordingly, the entitlement and payment of Headquarters Allowance is discontinued from the salary of the month of July, 2017. A copy of Department of Expenditure’s OM No.29/1/2017-E.II (B) dated 11th July, 2017 on Payment on account of discontinued allowances is enclosed for reference.

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

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(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC Dress Allowance – DoPT Orders on 31.8.2017

7th CPC Dress Allowance – DoPT Orders on 31.8.2017

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F. No. 14/4/2o15-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: August 31, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Dress Allowance – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, and in supersession of the existing orders relating to admissibility of Uniform Allowance/ Washing allowance/ Stitching Charges /Shoe allowance, etc to common categories of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees of various Ministries/Departments, including attached/ subordinate offices, who are supplied uniform and are required to wear them regularly, they shall be paid Dress Allowance at the rate of Rs. 5000/- per year.

2. The Uniform Allowance/Washing Allowance/Stitching Charges/Shoe Allowance, etc. have been subsumed in Dress Allowance.

3. The categories of Staff who were earlier being provided uniforms if any, shall henceforth not be provided with uniform.

4. Allowance related to maintenance and washing of uniform is subsumed under Dress Allowance, and will not be payable separately.

5. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of employees directly once a year in the month of July.

6. The rate of Dress Allowance shall be, as mentioned in para-1 above, Rs.5oo0/- per year. The rate of Dress Allowance shall go up by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

7. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing will continue to be provided by the concerned Ministry as per existing norms.

8. This order shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version will follow.

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Deputy Secretary ( A)
Tel. No. 2309 982

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Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance

7th CPC Dress Allowance – DoE Ordres on 2.8.2017

Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance

No.19051/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 2nd August 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, in supersession of the existing orders relating to Uniform related Allowances viz. Clothing Allowance, Initial Equipment Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Robe Allowance, Robe Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance which have been subsumed in a single Dress Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of Dress Allowance in r/o the following categories of Central Government employees as under :-

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2. Allowances related to maintenance, washing of Uniform are subsumed in. Dress Allowance and will not be payable separately.

3. Further categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

4 The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of employees directly once a year in the month of July.

5. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like that provided at Siachen Glacier or inside submarine or fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen or Indian Railways or to lB personnel posted at high altitudes will continue to be provided by the concerned Ministry as per existing norms.

6. Outfit Allowance, paid to Indian Foreign Service officers and employees will continue to be provided as before, is enhanced by 50%.

7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

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

9. Separate orders will be issued by Ministry Of Defence, Ministry Of Home Affairs, Ministry Of Railways, Ministry Of Health & Family welfare, Ministry of corporate Affairs, Ministry Of External Affairs, Department of Revenue, Department Of Personnel & Training and Cabinet Secretariat in respect of employees of these Ministries/Department.

10. 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.

(Annie George Mathew)
Joint secretary to the Government Of India.

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

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

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

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.257

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

IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF SEVENTH CPC
QUESTION

257 SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate:

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

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

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

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

(e) if so, the details thereof; and

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Rajya Sabha

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

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

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

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

All allowances are given effect from 1st July 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

2.House Rent Allowance (HRA)

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

3. Siachen Allowance:

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

4. Dress Allowance:

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

5. Tough Location Allowance:

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

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

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

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

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

8. Allowances paid to Indian Railways

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

9. Allowances paid to Nurses & Ministerial Staffs of Hospital

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

10. Allowances to Pensioners

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

11. Allowances to Scientific Departments

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

12. Allowance paid to D/o Posts & Railways

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

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Protest Demonstrations Against the Decision on Allowances – NFAEE

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615

Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Website: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com

Ref.No:nfaee/sg/17/114

Dated : 03.06.2017

To
All Affiliates
NFAEE

Sub: PROTEST DEMNOSTRATIONS AGAINT THE DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

Dear Comrades,

Hope all the affiliates organized/planned to hold protest demonstrations in this week against the betrayal for NDA Government.

Go far a hectic campaign against the NDA Government’s attitude towards the Government employees and shameful backed out from the commitment given by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016.

Copies of the letter written to Shivgopal Mishra, the so-called leader of Central Government Employees by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers (CCGEW), National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) and All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) are attached herewith.

All Affiliates are requested to popularize the stand taken by the Confederation and Federations of various sections of employees and built unity among the employees.

Also appeal to all affiliates to participate actively in the joint protest programme being organized by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers across the country.

With fraternal Greetings

Comradely yours,

sd/-
(JAYARAJ KV)
Secretary General

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Date of implementation of the allowances has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the CG Employees – NC JCM Secretary writes to Cabinet Secretary

“The date of implementation of the allowances, as announced, w.e.f. 01.07.2017, has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the Central Government Employees. We will appreciate if the government considers its implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of VII CPC.”

Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances – Secy Staff Writes to Cabinet Secretary

Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: June 30, 2017

The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances

We are quite thankful that after a long wait the Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances(Ashok Lavasa Committee) as recommended by the VII CPC.

As you are aware that, during the meeting of the Empowered Committee, held under your Chairmanship, we had requested for its early implementation, but unfortunately a long time has been taken by the said committee for finalizing the allowances.

We are thankful to the Government of India for agreeing in principle for House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees working in levels 1 to 3, but depriving other staff, particularly Group ‘C’ staff, which has resulted in lot of discontentment among the Central Government Employees. Staff Side(JCM) is also thankful to the government for reducing 50% Dearness Allowance barrier to 25% for future enhancement of HRA to 09,18 and 27% and restoring 10,20 and 30% on 50% Dearness Allowance, but at the same time would have appreciated if the same formula should have been envisaged for other allowances which are DA indexed.

We are also thankful to the Central Government for revising various allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance etc. as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals. We also appreciate the government for enhancing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m. for the Pensioners. Though it is meager to old-aged pensioners, healthcare and at least Rs.2500 should have been granted.

The date of implementation of the allowances, as announced, w.e.f. 01.07.2017, has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the Central Government Employees. We will appreciate if the government considers its implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of VII CPC.

Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula was one of the major demands in our Strike Notice, for which government formed a committee, unfortunately, up-till now nothing substantial has been done in this regard. Staff Side(JCM), therefore, requests that, a meeting should be called and the matter be resolved at an earliest.

The government has also constituted a Committee on National Pension System(NPS) and it was assured to us that, decision in the matter would be taken within four months. Unfortunately, up-till now, this issue remains unresolved. We earnestly hope that, the government will definitely consider the demand of the Staff Side – Guaranteed Minimum Pension for new Pensioners (appointed on or after 01.01.2004) as well as Family Pension at par with Old Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

We always believe in best industrial relations, but to keep industrial peace, we hope, the government will take appropriate steps to resolve the long pending demands of the Central Government Employees at an
earliest.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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Cabinet’s decision on Allowance to Central Government Employees

Cabinet’s decision on Allowance – Discontentment amongst the Central Govt. Employees: AIDEF writes to JCM for urgent meeting

ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
“S.M. Joshi Bhavan”, Survey No. 81, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Khadki, Pune – 411003

No.014/1014/NC(JCM)/AIDEF/17

Dated: 30.06.2017

To
Comrade Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary/ Staffside,
National Council (JCM),
13-C, Ferozsha Road, New Delhi.

Subject : Cabinet’s decision on Allowance to central Government Employees.

Dear Comrade,

After the decision taken by the Cabinet on the Lawasa Committee’s recommendation on the CPC Allowances including HRA, there is a total discontentment amongst the Central Govt. Employees. The Govt. assured NJCA that within 4 months they will settle all the 7th CPC related demands. However the Govt. made the Central Govt. Employees to wait for more than an year and ultimately has decided to implement what the 7th CPC has recommended with some minor changes here and there. The demand of the NJCA and Staffside to revise the Allowances from 1/1/2016 has been rejected and Govt. has decided to revise the same only from 01/07/2017, thereby denying the arrears on Allowances to the Central govt. Employees.

The Govt. is remaining silent on the demand of minimum pay, fitment factor and NPS. The Govt has already rejected the option No.1 recommended by Th CPC to the pre-2016 pensioners.

In this situation this Federation is of the view that you may urgently call a meeting of the NJCA or Staff Side to discuss the entire issue and to take decision on future course of action considering the anger, dissatisfaction and discontentment amongst the Central Govt. employees. We hope you will appreciate the seriousness of the situation.

With regards,

Yours Comradely,
S/d,
(C. Sri Kumar)
General Secretary.

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Shri Shivagopal Mishra extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances

Shri Shivagopal Mishra extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances

SHRI MISHRA ALSO THANKED THE GOVERNMENT FOR RESTORING 34 ALLOWANCES, PARTICULARLY FROM THE RAILWAYS 12 ALLOWANCES

A.I.R.F

Press Release

General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation and Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, welcomed decision of the Union Cabinet for restoring rates of House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3, “however, demand of the Staff Side(JCM) for similar rate of HRA to other Group `C staff should also have been acceded to”, he added.

Shri Mishra applauded the decision of the Central Government for amending 50% DA barrier for increasing HRA @ 09%, 18% and 27% when DA exceeds 25% as also @ 10%, 20% and 30% on Dearness Allowance exceeding 50%. He further added that, “similar principle could have been adopted on other allowances which are DA indexed”.

Shri Mishra also thanked the government for restoring 34 allowances, particularly from the Railways 12 allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards on enhanced rates.

Shri Mishra, however, emphasized that, main demand of the Central Government Employees for increasing Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as well as Guaranteed Minimum Pension for the Central Government Employees, appointed on or after 01.01.2004, should also be considered by the government sympathetically and orders to this effect be issued at an earliest in view of the widespread anxiety and discontentment prevailing among the Central Government Employees.

He appreciated the government for increasing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m.

Shri Mishra further said that, Staff Side(JCM) is thankful to the government for increasing various allowances for Nursing Staff and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals, and at the same time hopeful for increasing the same for other categories of staff also.

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Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance

Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance

Allowances to Scientific Departments

i. The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance has not been accepted. In order to incentivize the supporting employees in Space and Atomic Energy sector, the rate of Launch Campaign and Space Technology Allowance has been increased from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum. Professional Update Allowance for non-gazetted employees of Department of Atomic Energy will also continue to be paid at the enhanced rate of ₹11250 per annum.

ii. The 7th CPC had placed Antarctica Allowance, paid to the Scientists and other members undertaking the expedition to Antarctica under the Indian Antarctic programme, in the RH-Max Cell of the R&H Matrix. The rates of the RH-Max Cell recommended by the 7th CPC were less than the existing rates of Antarctica Allowance which is currently paid on per day basis. Considering the specific nature of these expeditions and to provide appropriate increase in rates, Government has decided to keep Antarctica Allowance out of the R&H Matrix and the allowance will continue to be paid on per day basis as per existing practice. The Rates of Antarctica Allowance will go up from ₹1125 per day (Summers) and ₹1688 per day (Winters) to ₹1500 per day (Summers) and ₹2000 per day (Winters).

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AIRF: 7th CPC Allowance Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary

AIRF: 7th CPC Allowance Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary

AIRF

 

No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)(Allowances)

Dated: June 15, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

 

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, and shown our anguish regarding non-settlement of demands of the Central Government Employees, particularly non-approval of the allowances by the Cabinet.

The Cabinet Secretary assured that, all the things are in the process and most probably would be placed in the next Cabinet meeting.

Normally, Union Cabinet meets on every Wednesday, but this time 21st June, 2017 being “Yoga Day”, this may defer for one or two days, so according to the assurance given by the Cabinet Secretary, we hope that the matter of the allowances would be settled within this month.

We have also come to know from the reliable sources that the Committee on National Pension System(NPS) has also submitted its report and some serious discussion is on for its implementation.

The Cabinet Secretary also assured that he has discussed the issue of “Very Good” benchmark with the CRB as well as Secretary(DoP&T), where he has advised them that the benchmark should be the same as prevalent in the case of promotion; the same should be for MACP also.

This is for your information.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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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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