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Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

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7th CPC Training Allowance – DoPT Order dt.13.9.2018

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

F.No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (IST/IIPA)]

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: September 13, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance.

In continuation of this Department’s O.M. No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to state that the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has conveyed their ex-post facto approval for the applicability of the OM No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the presumption that any government servant, who is not a permanent faculty and joins the training academies/institutes/establishments as a faculty is entitled to training allowance vide their ID Note 124/03-2017/Vol.II dated July 2, 2018.

2. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

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(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://dopt.gov.in

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Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report

Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report

Board’s attention is invited towards this federation’s letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein……

AIRF

No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)

Dated: September 17, 2018

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report

Ref.: (i) Report of 7th CPC(Para 8.17.71 to 77) reg. Night Duty Allowance
(ii) RBE No.61/2016(Last NDA Rate of 6th CPC when DA at 125%)
(iii) RBE No.36/2018 No.E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 dated 08.03.2018

Board’s attention is invited towards this federation’s letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein.

A calculation table was also appended in our letter referred to above, explaining the actual reduction in Night Duty Allowance on implementation of current formula, recommended by the VII CPC, which we are again quoting hereunder for ready reference:-

Rates of Night Duty Allowance, as per 6th CPC formula (mean value of Pay Band + GP) + DA)/215, changed by the 7th CPC, i.e. (Basic Pay + DA)/200, will decline by 20% to 40% from the existing, i.e.

Pay Scales As on 01.01.2016 when DA 125% (as per 6th CPC) As on 01.07.2017 when DA 139% (as per 6thCPC, rate not declared by the Board) As on 01.07.2017 when DA 5% (as per 7th CPC)
5200-20200-1800 151.75 161.20 94.50
5200-20200-1900 152.80 162.30 104.48
5200-20200-2000 153.85 163.40 113.93
5200-20200-2400 158.00 167.85 133.88
5200-20200-2800 162.20 172.30 153.30
9300-34800-4200 274.70 291.80 185.85
9300-34800-4600 and above 278.90 296.25 235.73

Also rates of the NDA were not declared by the Railway Board on 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017 as per 6th CPC.

It is, therefore, reiterated that, the issue may be looked into afresh in the light of the foregoing, and improvement in the formula, recommended by the VII CPC, may be done, so that, rates of Night Duty Allowance get improved rather than any reduction therein.

This may kindly be treated as “Most Urgent” as there is serious discontentment brewing among the staff, particularly Running and Traffic Staff and other Safety Categories Staff who have to invariably perform night duty.

Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants – MoD Orders dt. 24.8.2018

Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants – MoD Orders dt. 24.8.2018

Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario-reg

No.30(13)/2007-D(P/S)
Government of India
Ministry of Posts

New Delhi, the 24th August, 2018

To

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

Subject: Grant of Special increment in the form of personal pay to Defence Service Personnel

Sir, I am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) Office Memorandum No.6/1.2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 11th June, 2018 on the above subject. The provisions of the said O.M. will mutatis-mutandis be applicable to Defence Service Personnel.

2. This issued with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their Dy. No.319/AG/PD dated 23 August, 2018.

Yours faithfully,
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(T.D.Prashanth Rao)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India)

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Procedure for Direct Recruitment in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix)

Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) – Procedure-regarding

RBE No. 102/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)II/2008/RR-I/33 (3010339)

RBE No. 102/2018

New Delhi, dated 18.07.2018

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) – Procedure-regarding.

The non-materialization of full panel despite all out efforts made by the Railway recruiting agencies has been engaging the attention of the Board. Accordingly, the procedure for recruitment from open market in Level-1 was reviewed and following decisions taken with respect to different instructions issued from time to time:-

i) Para I (ii) of instructions contained under RBE No. 138/2014 dated 10.12.2014 lays down that “the number of candidates called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) should be 02 (two) times the number vacancies”.

In modification of above, the number of candidates to be called for PET should now be 03 (three) times the number notified vacancies.

ii) Para 3 of instructions contained in RBE No. 73/2008 dated 17.06.2008 lays down that “the number of candidates called for Document Verification (DV) shall be 20% over & above the number of vacancies”.

In modification of above, henceforth, the number of candidates to be called for DV shall be twice the number of notified vacancies.

iii) Para 2 of instructions contained in RBE No. 06/2014 dated 10.01.2014 stipulates that “no replacement panels are to be given against non-joining of selected candidates”.

In modification of the above, it has been decided that the panel will now be formed to the extent of the notified vacancies with a standby panel of 50% of the notified vacancies. In case the main panel plus stand-by is also exhausted and still there is a shortfall vis-a-vis notified vacancies, the recruiting agency may further go down in the list of candidates which meet the requirement of minimum qualifying marks in their respective community for conducting PET(If needed) and DV/ME to the extent of shortfall community-wise. This may be done till the demand from the concerned Railway administration w.r.t indent placed and vacancies notified is fully met. These provisions shall be subject to currency of the panel.

2. The above guidelines will also be applicable to recruitment notification published under centralized Employment Notice No. 02/2018, issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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(Neeraj Kumar)
Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

7th CPC PAY MATRIX TABLE

LEVEL 1 TO 5 (GRADE PAY 1800 TO 2800)

PB-1 (5200-20200)
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200
2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000
4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900
5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900
6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900
7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900
8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900
9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000
10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100
11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200
12 24900 27600 30200 35300 40400
13 25600 28400 31100 36400 41600
14 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800
15 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100
16 28000 31100 34000 39800 45400
17 28800 32000 35000 41000 46800
18 29700 33000 36100 42200 48200
19 30600 34000 37200 43500 49600
20 31500 35000 38300 44800 51100
21 32400 36100 39400 46100 52600
22 33400 37200 40600 47500 54200
23 34400 38300 41800 48900 55800
24 35400 39400 43100 50400 57500
25 36500 40600 44400 51900 59200
26 37600 41800 45700 53500 61000
27 38700 43100 47100 55100 62800
28 39900 44400 48500 56800 64700
29 41100 45700 50000 58500 66600
30 42300 47100 51500 60300 68600
31 43600 48500 53000 62100 70700
32 44900 50000 54600 64000 72800
33 46200 51500 56200 65900 75000
34 47600 53000 57900 67900 77300
35 49000 54600 59600 69900 79600
36 50500 56200 61400 72000 82000
37 52000 57900 63200 74200 84500
38 53600 59600 65100 76400 87000
39 55200 61400 67100 78700 89600
40 56900 63200 69100 81100 92300

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NFIR: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff

No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX

Dated: 19/07/2018

Shri Ashwani Lohani,
Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff – Summary Record note of discussions held on 04th and 05th January 2018 and meeting held between the Board (MS, FC, DG/P) and Federations on 10th March, 2018.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s file No. E (P&A) II/2013/Rs-14.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX dated 12/01/2018 & 07/02/2018 to Secretary, Railway Board, copy endorsed to EDPC-I and ED (IR), Railway Board.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part. IX dated 16/04/2018 addressed to CRB & copy enclosed to MS, FC, DG(P) etc.

During discussions on some important staff issues on 06th June, 2018 and thereafter, you have assured that the Railway Board would revise the kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff satisfactorily very soon, taking into account the NFIR’s proposal seeking revision at Rs. 648.

In this connection, I request you to kindly appreciate that the abnormal delay in obtaining the concurrence of Ministry of Finance for revision of kilometrage allowance rates has been causing disappointment among Running Staff. I further bring to your kind notice that while revision of various Allowances has already been granted from 1st July, 2017, this particular case of revision of kilometrage rates for Running Staff is continued to remain pending even after lapse of one year.

I therefore, request you to kindly intervene to see that concurrence of Ministry of Finance is obtained at the earliest for revising the kilometrage rates of Running Staff with retrospective effect. A line in reply is solicited.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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GDS: Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)

No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Establishment Division

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001.
Dated: 25th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)

One-man committee headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member, Postal Services Board was set up by the Government of India vide Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts’ Resolution No. 17-13/2013-GDS dated 19.11.2015 for examining the conditions of service and emoluments and other facilities available to the Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS). The committee had submitted its report to the Government on 24.11.2016. The Government has carefully considered the recommendations of the One-man Committee regarding revision of TRCA and allowances and is pleased to order the following.

2. Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)

The entire GDSs posts shall be brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other than Branch Postmasters. GDSs other than BPMs and working in Branch Post offices shall be designated as Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs) and GDSs working in departmental offices shall be designated as Dak Sevaks. There shall be two slabs of working hours Viz. Four (4) and Five (5) hours and two levels of TRCA slabs each for BPMs and other than BPMs, For this purpose, the working hours of GDSS with 3 hours, 3 1/2 hours and 3 hours 45 minutes shall be revised to 4 hours and those with 4 1/2 hours workload shall be revised as Five (5) hours, with effect from 1.7.2018.

The revised TRCA slabs / levels applicable to these two categories will be as shown in Table 1:

GDS-TRCA-TABLE1

2.1 Clubbing (Merging) of old TRCA SLABS

The existing 11 TRCA slabs shall be merged into three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMS and other than BPMS as shown in Table 2. Effectively, there shall be only 3 TRCA Slabs as one TRCA Slab will be common for both the categories.

GDS-TRCA-TABLE2

Acronyms: MC – Mail Carrier, MP – Mail Packer, MD – Mail Deliverer, MM – Mailman, SV – Stamp Vender,

2.2 Fixation Formula

The GDSs shall be brought to the respective levels in the new TRCA matrix wef 1.7.2018. For fixation of TRCA of the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the new TRCAs labs, the existing Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) for the GDS in the 11 TRCA slabs in the pre-revised structure as given in Table-2 above, as on 01.07.2018, shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The amount may be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to GDS’s TRCA in the new TRCA Slab as given in Table-3.

2.3 If a cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that cell shall be the revised TRCA; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised TRCA of the GDS. However, in order to guide ad ministration/DDOs in fixing the revised TRCA of GDS in the new TRCA matrix correctly, illustrations in this regard are annexed at Annexure-II.

2.4 In respect of GDS whose annual increase of TRCA is due on 1st July, 2018,his/her TRCA consequent on annual increase in the pre-revised TRCA be effected first and then his/her TRCA be fixed in the new revised TRCA Matrix as in Table-3.

GDS-TRCA-TABLE3

2.5 If a GDS happens to be on leave on 01.07.2018, the revised TRCA will beeffective from the date of rejoining of duty. In case of GDSs on put off duty as on 01.07.2018, they shall continue to draw ex gratia payment based on existing TRCAand fixation of his TRCA shall be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings

3. Annual Increase.

The annual increase of TRCA is 3%. After fixation of TRCA in the appropriate stage in the TRCA Matrix /slab as specified in Para 2.2 above, the next annual increase will be effected after completion of 12 months of continuous engagement from that date subject to para 3.2 below. Subsequent increase in TRCA scaleshall be at the immediate next stage in the respective levels of new TRCAmatrix at Table

3.1. In respect of the GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018, the initial fixation will be done on first stage of Level 1 of the respective category.

3.2 There shall be two dates of annual increase in TRCA namely, 1st July and 1st January of every year; provided that a GDS shall be entitled to only one annual increase in TRCA on either one of these two dates depending on the date of engagement.

4. Other Allowances:

Other allowances namely, Office Maintenance allowance, Fixed Stationery Charges, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Combined Duty Allowance, Risk and Hardship Allowance have been revised as detailed in Annexure-I.

5. Dearness Allowance

The existing practice to grant the Dearness Allowance will continue, as per the Seventh CPC recommendations, as a separate component, and also as revised from time to time, whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.

6. Productivity Linked Bonus

Present calculation of Ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling oft7,000 as basic TRCA + DA shall continue until further orders.

7. Date of Effect

The revised TRCA as per the matrix at Table-3 for all GDSs shall be applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018. The revised rate of other allowances at Annexure-I shall also take effect from 01.07.2018.

8. Payment for the Period from 01.01.2016 to 30.6.2018

The arrear payable to GDS will take Into consideration the following two figures:

(i) Due for the period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018 calculated on the basis of TRCA already drawn multiplied by a factor of 2.57

(ii) TRCA Including DA drawn for the above period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018

(iii) The difference between (i) and (ii) will be the amount payable to GDSs on account of arrears.

Illustrations in this regard are given at Annexure-III

9. The payment due to GDSs, according to instructions at Para-8 above maybe initiated immediately so as to ensure disbursal latest by 15th July, 2018. Likewise, the process of fixation of TRCA in the new TRCA matrix as at para 2.2may be completed before 25th July 2018. With regard to the payment for the period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018, an undertaking in the prescribed format (Annexure-IV) should be obtained from each Gramin Dak Sevak and kept onrecord before disbursement of the arrears.

10. The Circle Postal Accounts Office shall carry out cent percent verification of fixation of TRCA consequent on revision. The entire process of verification should be completed by 31.12.2018.11. This OM issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance ( Department of Expenditure) vide their ID Note Number 7/3U2006-E.III (A) dated 02.O4.2018 (Smriti Sharan) Deputy Director General ( Establishment)

Smriti Sharan)

Deputy Director General (Establishment)

Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

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Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (1/2)

Cabinet Decision

June 06, 2018

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts
  • The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non-recurring expenditure – Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crare) during 2018-19. 3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.

Details:

  • Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised. The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other thanBranch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
  • The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
  • Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:
Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels
S.No. Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/level 1 Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours/level 2
1 BPM Rs.12000/- Rs.14500/-
2 ABPM/Dak Sevaks Rs.10000/- Rs.12000/-

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (2/2)

  • It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
  • Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
  • Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
  • Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
  • A new Riskand hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.

Implementation strategy and targets:

The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.

Impact:

The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.

Background:

The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 98
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No. 41/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.03.2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No. 175/2017)

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the rates of OTA have been revised w.e.f. 01-7-2017 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No.175/2017). The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 had been under consideration and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay – PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay – PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

No. Pay/Tech-11/73

Date: 12/04/2018

To

1) All Controller of Finance & Accounts (FYS)

2) All Br.AOs

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

MoD No dated 2602.2018, received under OFB. Kolkata letter bearing No. 525/Genl/Per/Policy(Vl) dated 19.03.2018 regarding payment of Overtime Allowance to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 01.01.2016 subject to the conditions mentioned therein, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

Further in case of the OT element Of Piece Workers in respect of Overtime up to 9 hours a day or 48 hours in a week is to be worked out on the basis of Piece Work Correlation on 6th CPC pay scale till finalisation Of the Same on revised pay structure.

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Addl.Controller of Accounts (Fys)

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Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Government Employees of Darjeeling

Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Govt. Employees of Darjeeling

Consider grant of any kind of Special Duty Allowance/Tough Location Allowance/High Altitude Allowance as a special case

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated : 14.03.2018

To

The Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub:  Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Govt. Employees of Darjeeling.

This is to bring to your kind notice that Hill Compensatory Allowance (HCA) was being paid till June 2017 to the employees of Darjeeling. Unfortunately HCA has been withdrawan from the month of July 2017 onwards after implementation of 7th CPC Allowance Committee report. However, the neighbouring state, Sikkim is still getting the Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA). It is worth mentioning that Darjeeling and Sikkim share same type of terrain, alongwith climatic conditions. It is further to mention here that the employees of some hill areas viz; Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, comparatively similar to Darjeeling Hills, are enjoying Tough Location Allowance (TLA). But the employees of Darjeeling are deprived of both the Tough Location Allowance (TLA) and Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA).

Darjeeling being the world famous tourist spot and the “Queen of Hills” is one of the expensive place to live in as all the basic commodities are to come from Siliguri, which is a ‘Y’ category city with 16% HRA. This has led the employees of Darjeeling being economically handicapped with the removal of Hill Compensatory Allowance.

In view of the above, I request you to review the orders withdrawing the Allowance already enjoyed by the employees of Darjeeling, and Consider grant of any kind of Special Duty Allowance/Tough Location Allowance/High Altitude Allowance as a special case, considering the geographical, climatical and economical hardship faced by the employees.

Awaiting response,

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
& Member, Standing Committee
National Council (JCM)
Mob: 09447168125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Recommendation of 7th CPC- decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railways

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance

“Recommendation of 7th CPC- decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railways”

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

File No.PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4

New Delhi, Dated: 13.03.2018

The General Manager,
East Central Railway,
Hajipur, Dist. Vaishali, Bihar- 844101

Sub: Recommendation of 7th CPC- decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railways.
Ref: Your No. dated 19.02.2018 (copy encl)

7th CPC

Vide letter under reference, clarification has been sought by the Railway as to whether the categories of employees placed above Level-5 in the pay Matrix are eligible for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance payable to Track Maintainers in terms of RBE No.87/2017.

2. In this context, it is pointed out that the amount payable as Risk and Hardship Allowance as per the R3H2 matrix per accepted recommendation of the 7th CPC is 2700/- for Level-8 and below and 3400/- for Level-9 and above. However, it is only the category of “Track Maintainers” (that Consists of Track Maintainers- I, II, III and IV) who are eligible for payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance, in terms of RBE No.87/2017. As per their extant pay level, this allowance payable is therefore 2700/- p.m. Apart from Track Maintainers, no other category of Railway Employees has been included for payment of the aforesaid Risk and Hardship Allowance as per the accepted recommendations of the 7th CPC.

sd/-
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)-VII
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

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Cabinet approves Amendments to Housing and Telephone Facilities Rules, Constituency Allowance Rules and Office Expense Allowance Rules for MPs

Cabinet approves Amendments to Housing and Telephone Facilities Rules, Constituency Allowance Rules and Office Expense Allowance Rules for MPs.

28 FEB 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Amendment to (i) The Housing and Telephone Facilities (Members of Parliament) Rules, 1956 (ii) The Members of Parliament (Constituency Allowance) Rules, 1986, (iii) The Members of Parliament (Office Expense Allowance) Rules, 1988. The details are:

Increase in the monetary ceiling of furniture at residence of Members of Parliament from Rs. 75,000/- (Rs. 60,000/- for durable and Rs. 15,000/- for non­durable) to Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. 80,000/- for durable and Rs. 20,000/- for non­durable) w.e.f. 01.04.2018 which shall be increased after every five years commencing from 01.04.2023 on the basis of Cost Inflation Index provided under clause (v) of Explanation to section 48 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Broadband internet facility may be provided to Members of Parliament w.e.f. August 2006 against 10,000 surrendered call units per annum on land line connection. The facility of broadband internet to Members of Parliament is already in practice since August, 2006 and it will now be incorporated in ‘the Housing and Telephone Facilities (Members of Parliament) Rules, 1956’ for its regularization through its amendment with retrospective effect by inserting a new rule.

Wi-fi zone with monthly tariff plan of Rs. 1700/- from 1.9.2015 to 31.12.2016 and Rs. 2200/- from 1.1.2017 onwards may be created in the Members residential areas for providing high speed internet connection (FTTH connection). This facility will be in addition to the existing broadband facility. For this purpose, three new sub-rules are to be inserted in ‘the Housing and Telephone Facilities (Members of Parliament) Rules, 1956.

Increase in the Constituency Allowance for Members of Parliament from Rs. 45,000/- per month to Rs. 70,000/- per month w.e.f. 1.4.2018 which shall be increased after every five years commencing from 01.04.2023 on the basis of Cost Inflation Index provided under clause (v) of Explanation to section 48 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Increase in the Office Expense Allowance for Members of Parliament from Rs. 45,000/- per month (Rs. 15,000/- for expenses on stationary items and postage plus Rs. 30,000/- for a computer literate person engaged by Member of Parliament for obtaining secretarial assistance) to Rs. 60,000/- per month (Rs. 20,000/- for expenses on stationary items and postage plus Rs. 40,000/- for a computer literate person engaged by Member of Parliament for obtaining secretarial assistance) w.e.f. 01.04.2018 which shall be increased after every five years commencing from 01.04.2023 on the basis of Cost Inflation Index provided under clause (v) of Explanation to section 48 of the Income -tax Act, 1961.

The decision of the Cabinet shall be conveyed to the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament for making amendments in the relevant rules which shall be get approved and confirmed by the Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker of House of the People and will be published in the Official Gazette.

Additional financial implication on account of the decision taken by the Cabinet would be Rupees 39,22,72,800/- (Rupees Thirty nine crores, twenty two lakhs, seventy two thousand & eight hundred) approximately of recurring expenditure and Rupees 6,64,05,400/- (Rupees Six crores, sixty four lakhs five thousand & four hundred) approximately of non-recurring expenditure.

Background:

Article 106 of the Constitution provides that the Members of either House

of Parliament shall be entitled to receive such salaries and allowances as may from time to time be determined by Parliament by law. Consequently, the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act (MSA Act) was enacted in 1954 (Act 30 of 1954). Section 9 of the MSA Act provides for constitution of a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament for the purpose of making rules under the Act. The Joint Committee has the powers to make rules after consultation with the Central Government to provide for all or any of the matters enumerated in the said section.

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Annual Report on Pay & Allowances for Central Government Employees – Finance Ministry

Annual Report on Pay & Allowances for Central Government Employees – Finance Ministry

Pay Research Unit
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
New Delhi

ANNUAL REPORT ON PAY & ALLOWANCES FOR THE YEAR 2016-17

SALIENT FEATURES

1. The total expenditure on Pay and Allowances (excluding Productivity Linked Bonus/Ad-hoc Bonus, Honorarium, Encashment of Earned Leave and Travelling Allowance) for Regular Central Government Civilian employees including employees of the Union Territories was Rs.182513.25 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs.150028.57 crore in 2015-16. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs.32484.68 crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 21.65%.

2. The Total expenditure on pay and allowances as a percentage of Revenue Receipts and Revenue Expenditure of the Central Government during the financial year 2016-17 is 10.88% and 9.18% as compared 10.45% and 8.43% respectively during the financial year 2015-16.

3. Out of the total expenditure of Rs.182513.25 crore, the percentage expenditure on Pay, Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) and other allowances are 65.75%, 16.57%, 3.42% and 14.26% respectively.

4. Out of the total expenditure of Rs.6253.93 crore on HRA in 2016-17, the HRA expenditure for ‘X’ class cities is Rs.2817.83 crore which is around 45.06% of the total expenditure on HRA.

5. Almost 86% of the total expenditure was incurred by five major Ministries/Departments (Railways, Defence (Civil), Home Affairs, Posts and Revenue) during 2016-17.

6. Of the total expenditure on Pay and Allowances in 2016-17, the Ministry of Railways continues to have the largest share i.e 38.92% , marginally increased from 34.98% in 2015-16. Share of Ministry of Home Affairs has decreased from 26.59% to 25.06% and department of Posts has been decreased from 7.74% to 5.55% . Share of Ministry of Defence (Civil) has decreased from the previous year i.e. from 12.11% to 12.04%.

7. The expenditure of UT administrations is Rs.3781.92 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs.3382.19 crore in 2015-16. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs.399.73. crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 11.82%.

8. The expenditure of Indian Missions/ Embassies abroad is Rs.1426.08 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs.1159.54 crore in 2015-16. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs.266.54 crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 22.98%.

9. As on 01.03.2016, the total number of Regular Central Government Civilian Employees in position was 32.21 lakh against the sanctioned strength of 36.34 lakh and approximately 11.36% of the posts were vacant.

10. Almost 92% of the total manpower is covered by five major Ministries/Departments viz, Railways, Defence (Civil) , Home Affairs, Posts and Revenue. Of the total strength of 32.21 lakh, the percentage share of the Railways is 41.33%, Home Affairs 29.44%, Defence (Civil) 12.37%, Posts 6.02 %, Revenue 3.11% and all other Ministries/ Departments 7.73%

11. Against the sanctioned strength of 9.57 lakh in Central Police Forces, 9.01 lakh employees were in position as on 01.03.2016. In Union Territories (UTs) 64910 employees were in position as on 01.03.2016.

12. DA based on All India Consumer Price Index.

Source: www.doe.gov.in

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7th Pay Commission: Challenging year for Central Government Employees

7th Pay Commission: Challenging year for Central Government Employees

The central government employees passed a challenging year for a number of factors including hike in pay, minimum pay hike, raising of fitment factor, pay anomalies and non-payment of arrears on allowances, employees unions said.

The delayed implementation of allowances have saved the government nearly Rs 40,000 crore. The non-payment of arrears on allowances caused tremendous irritation and frustration among the central government employees, said a unions leader.

The government gave higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the allowances notified on June 6 without arrears, which came into effect from July 1, 2017.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission got the Cabinet nod on June 29, 2016 in respect of basic pay, the pay panel had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

All pay commissions made up pay gap in respect of basic pay between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12, while 7th Pay Commission made it higher about to 1:14.

The 7th pay panel recommended minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum pay from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of basic pay of 6th pay commission.

However, the Unions have been demanding minimum pay Rs 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor.

The unions had claimed that the recommended pay hike was the lowest in the last 70 years and the Pay Commission award was not discussed with them, hence they had threatened to go on an indefinite strike over proper pay hike on July 11, 2016.

The unions had called off their indefinite strike after the government announced that a High Level Committee would be formed to address their demands.

So, the government formed the 22-member National Anomaly Committee (NAC) headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in September, 2016 instead of High Level Committee to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

In the meantime, DoPT issued a letter on October 30 stating that the demand for increase in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of NAC.

However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016, The minimum pay Rs 18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders, once the proposal in this regard will be submitted to government.

The sources in DoPT said, “The NAC is ready with it’s interim report and which will be submitted soon but no minimum pay and fitment formula will be included in the interim report.”

“I would be lying if I said the DoPT letter doesn’t bother me at all, but the truth is, it doesn’t bother me much because of the way of government made decisions. A hike in minimum pay has been one of the long-standing our demands. The 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay for us under the 7th Pay Commission is the lowest in 70 years. The government had issued statement on July 6, 2016 to assure us that the pay scales matter raised by us would be considered,” a top union leader said.

“Our unions members often ask us what we should do to respond to the DoPT letter,” he said.

“If government doesn’t hike our pay, we will have no choice but to proceed on an indefinite strike,” he added.

He considers 2017 a challenging year for central government employees and many of those challenges won’t be going away just because 2018 calendars are hanging. He also says he’s confident the government will make the right decisions during the next year.

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Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff

All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board

Ist January, 2018 to be observed as All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board

As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways. You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged……

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff

At the outset I convey my hearty best wishes to all of you, along with the entire family members, for a very very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018.

As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways.

You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged.

It has, therefore, been decided that, while celebrating New Year on 1st January, 2018, a “Protest Day” would simultaneously be observed by holding mass meetings, dharnas, rallies at all the Branches, Installations and Divisional levels to lodge our strong anguish against the dillydallying attitude of the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

You are, therefore, requested to take necessary steps in this regard, and the comprehensive reports may be sent to this office for better appreciation of the same.

With Fraternal Greetings!

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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

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,
sd/-
(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.

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

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