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Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

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Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

IMMEDIATE

F.No.17-11/2018-GDS
Government of India
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated: 08/6/2018

To
All HOCs

Sub: Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee – reg.

Sir,

The report of the GDS Committee is likely to be implemented very shortly. In this connection the competent authority has directed that payment of arrears on account of TRCA may be made through Post Office Saving Accounts only.

Therefore, I am directed to request you to ensure opening of SB Accounts for every GDS at their Post Office before 15/06/2018. Compliance report may be submitted to the Dte. by 15/06/2018

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(R.I.Patel)
A.D.G.(GDS)

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Payment of revised pension including arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2016 to the pensioners

Payment of revised pension including arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2016 to the pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBA No.55/2018
No.2016/AC-II/21/8/Pt.VI

New Delhi dated 30.05.2018

Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways

Sub: Payment of revised pension including arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2016 to the pensioners.

Kindly refer to RBA No.170/2017 dated 30.11.2017 on the above subject. requesting Railways to verify the scrolls received from various Pension Paying Banks to establish that payment of revised pension has commenced in favour of all pensioners for whom revised PPOs have been issued. It is understood that despite lapse of nearly 6 months, revised pension is not being received by many pensioners and the issue is being raised in various Pensioners’ Forums including SCOVA.

Follow up on payment of revised pension by the banks is necessary to take the benefits to the pensioners in a timely manner. Therefore, a special drive may be launched in the EDP centres to reconcile the debit scrolls with the revised PPOs to ascertain the number of cases where payment of revised pension has not yet been initiated by the banks despite issue of revised PPOs. The matter may be taken up with defaulting Banks and a report sent at jda@rb.railent.gov.in in the following format by 30th June,2018 for Board’s information:

Position of Revision of Pension cases by Banks

Name of bank Total No. of revised PPOs issued Total No. of cases in which payment of revised pension has commenced Reference made to the Bank for expediting payment to the pensioners as per revised PPOs
       

S/d,
(Anjali Goyal)
Pr.Executive Director/Accounts
Railway Board

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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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7th Pay Commission: Government mulling over hike in pay without arrears

7th Pay Commission: Government mulling over hike in pay without arrears

Government is mulling an increase in the hike in pay to central government employees beyond 7th pay commission recommendations, a top Finance Ministry official, who did not wish to be named told The Sen Times here today.

Government will come out with a decision in this regard soon after consulting finance experts and weighing its pros and cons, he said.

Government is now considering to make only pay hike for its employees.

“The financial advisers of the government believe it could be tough to give arrears of the hike in pay as the government has been worried after the April-June GDP growth slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 percent but government believes it will bounce back in the second quarter. Among others, it observed that this year’s fiscal math is already stressed as public spending was front-loaded to offset slower private sector participation and cushion the impact of GST roll-out”, he revealed.

“All round development is possible only hike in basic pay with fitment factor 3.00 and minimum pay will be raised to Rs 21,000,” he said.

The 7th Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur, earlier proposed minimum basic pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum basic pay from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh, which have been paid with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016.

The central government employees unions had expressed their dissatisfaction over the inadequate hike in basic pay in accordance to the pay panel recommendations.

They are demanding for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and the and asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.

Stating that National Anomaly Committee (NAC) headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been formed under pressure in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, the official said, “The NAC meeting is likely to be held in October to confirm to hike the basic pay with fitment factor 3.00.”

Pointing out that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised to hike minimum pay after discussions with all stakeholders, he said, “government has made active efforts to fulfill the same”.

The proposal of hike in pay is likely to be sent to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from NAC, after which it will be placed before the cabinet. Official believes it will come into effect within January’ 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HEC: Non-payment of gratuity and arrears by Heavy Engineering Corporation

Non-payment of gratuity and arrears by HEC

Department of Heavy Industry has been receiving complaints of non-payment of gratuity and pay revision arrears by the Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), Ranchi to its retired employees. These complaints are forwarded to the Company for appropriate action and redressal of grievances.

As reported by HEC, twenty such complaints have been received by them through the Department during the last two years.

HEC has informed that the payment of gratuity to employees separated upto 31st March, 2014 has already been done except in a few deficient cases, due to specific technical reasons. Outstanding liabilities on account of gratuity payable to retired employees are Rs.50.28 crore. The same hasn’t been paid due to acute financial crisis faced by the Company. However, in case of daughter’s marriage, medical treatment of self and spouse, children’s higher education and remittance of bank’s outstanding loans, part payment of gratuity to ex-employees is being done, as per availability of funds.  Regarding the payment of arrears on account of wage revision 1992 & 2007, a total of Rs.3.71 crore and Rs.24.70 crore (Approx.) respectively are outstanding.

HEC is a company registered under the Companies Act, with a separate legal identity under the Law. The Company is primarily responsible for managing all its affairs independently including meeting expenses related to its employees. Government of India being promoter of the company, has provided financial assistance to the Company in past from time to time in the form of loan, with a view to mitigate the hardship faced by their retired employees due to non-payment of gratuity timely. In the year 2014-15, a loan of Rs.47.89 crore was provided to the company for settlement of outstanding statutory dues (like gratuity etc.) of its employees.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Government is expected to announce higher allowances in March : Budget 2017

Government is expected to announce higher allowances in March : Budget 2017

The government is expected to announce higher allowances for 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners in March with a view to give a boost to its employees.

After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday in his Budget speech announced the reduction of the existing rate of taxation for salaried class with income ranging between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to 5% instead of 10%.

the Finance Minister also said in his budget that there would be zero tax liability for people getting income up to Rs 3 lakhs p.a. and the income tax liability will only be Rs 2,500 for people with income between Rs 3 and Rs 3.5 lakhs.

The Finance Ministry is hopeful for the announcement of higher allowances in March after the completion of five states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct has come into effect from January 4, the sources in the Ministry told us on condition of anonymity.

They also said higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations should implement which would give them some financial comfort, a step they had hoped might be taken to implement in April in new financial year.

The implementation is to come in April after nine to ten months of getting basic pay hike of the central government employees.

Sources, however, said the government had no plan to give allowances in arrears from August for the central government employees.

“There’s no arrears on allowances will be given to employees,” they confirmed.

The pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

So the government hiked the basic pay and referred hike in allowances other than dearness allowance to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ has finalized the report on the allowances in October, however the government gave extension the committee till February 22, 2017 to submit its report for getting normalized the cash crunch period.

After getting the report on the allowances, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to announce the higher allowances in mid-March.

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Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners

CPAO Order : Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/2016-17/ 220
CPAO / IT & Tech / SCOVA / 20 / Part File / 2016-17/220

09.01.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:  Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners.

Attention is invited to para 4.6.7 of the Accounting and Operating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners (February, 2012) whereby it has been provided that “The CPPC software will display on the computer screen, options and view of the details of calculation of pension and its breakup of the pension paid to the pensioner/ family pensioner. The Home Branch will act as intermediary with the CPPC and, besides providing accounts statement, provide to the pensioners the payment of TDS details, pension slip, the Due and Drawn Statement in respect of each arrear and the Annual Income Statement”.

2. Taking into consideration the grievances reported by Pensioners’ Associations and Pensioners, CPAO had issued instructions to Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions vide OM No. CPAO/Tech/Banks Performance/2015-16/60 dated-14.06.2016 for strict compliance of above guidelines for providing detailed breakup of pension payments.

3. It has again been reported by Pensioners Associations and Pensioners that “arrears of arrear of Revision of Pension, Fixed Medical Allowance, Additional Pension, Life Time Arrear etc. are clubbed with monthly payment of pension for which it becomes difficult for pensioner/family pensioner to understand if pension and arrears are disbursed correctly. Even recovery of overpayment or wrong payment is not shown separately”.

4. Therefore, banks are instructed to follow the provisions of CPPC guidelines and instructions issued vide OM dated-14.06.2016 and provide full breakup of pension payment dearly to the pensioners. A compliance report in this regard may be sent to CPAO latest by 31.01.2017 positively.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

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7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th-Pay-Commission

New Delhi: The government is considering to give relief to central government employees amid cash crunch, which refusing to ease on even after six weeks of the demonetisation announcement, official sources today said.

“We can expect the higher allowances without arrears under 7th pay commission recommendations in the coming days as the PMO thinks payment of the higher allowances with salaries on salary day cannot be “chaotic”, a close aide of the Finance Minister told The Sen Times.

“The PMO might ask the Finance Ministry to ready the higher allowances proposal without arrears before the budget. The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley can also take some time to formalise this announcement. The issue of arrears of higher allowances may not be reconsidered”, he said.

Another official said the government is considering to make only allowances hike for its employees. “The financial advisors of the government believe it could be tough to give arrears of the higher allowances as millions will queue outside the money dispensers to get higher allowances as the cash crunch may be normalised in three to four months.”, the official revealed.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Existing allowances are now paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

Earlier, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

But the government gave extension to the committee up to February 22, 2017 to take cash crunch turn for better.

“The government would comply with the cash crunch to give higher allowances without arrears. The government wishes to give the higher allowances with arrears from August to its employees”, said the sources.

They said the PMO still wants to somehow bring out the higher allowances without arrears for the central government employees now, “but the Finance Ministry cannot take emotional decisions. We hope the announcement for the higher allowances will come with arrears soon after the budget.”

“The committee on allowances proposed higher allowances from August 2016 but the central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016,” the sources also said.

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January Salary Of Central Employees To Follow Higher Allowances: Finance Ministry

January Salary Of Central Employees To Follow Higher Allowances: Finance Ministry

Report says that a top official of the finance ministry today told on condition of anonymity that Central government employees salaries for January will be in line with the higher allowances.

When asked whether the arrears would be paid too, he said, “This depends on the cabinet. If the cabinet gives the nod higher allowances with retrospective effect from August 2016, the arrears will be paid.”

“The government faces severe attack for cash crunch because of demonetisation. But the situation will return to normalcy after the deadline of December 30 for deposit of invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.”

He added, “It’s better if delayed till sufficient cash is available with the banks.”

The government in June approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees with higher basic pay, which has been paid with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Until acceptance of higher allowances, existing allowances are to be paid according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations, says an earlier official statement issued by the finance ministry.

However, the committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said recently, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

Source: tkbsen.in

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7th Pay Commission: Enhanced allowances with arrears to be paid in January

7th Pay Commission: Enhanced allowances with arrears to be paid in January

New Delhi: The government is going to pay of enhanced allowances to its 4.8 million central government employees according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations in January along with five months arrears, when situation will return to normalcy after cash crunch period.

The payments will be made after cabinet nod following the the committee on allowances report, the finance ministry source said.

The government has to pay the arrears of enhanced allowances this time because the enhanced allowances under recommendations of 7th Pay Commission have not been paid in August when the pay hike and its arrears were paid, he added.

The committee on allowances, which was set up in July this year on the direction of the cabinet, is looking into the provision of allowances other than dearness allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The committee met up with the deadline of four months given to it by the cabinet to submit the report, the official revealed.

We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up, the committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said recently.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which accounted for 86% of all cash in the economy, in a move to catch out Indians with black money, earned by corrupt means or evading taxes. But a bumpy rollout of the new currency has seen millions of people line up outside banks and ATMs.

The situation is worse in in all India. There is an acute shortage of cash supply. Dirty, soiled and non-issuable notes are also being re-circulated.

So, people continue to suffer after demonetisation from November 9 on account of cash crunch and it compels the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to keep in abeyance the enhanced allowances till things normalize and it is likely to implement from January next with arrears, Finance Ministry official today told on condition of anonymity.

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Armed Forces to get 10% Arrears before October 30

Armed Forces to get 10% Arrears before October 30 : The defence ministry has said a pending issuance of the pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis.

Even as the Central government and the three armed forces chiefs are trying to sort out a dispute over the new pay grades for the army, navy and the air force, the central government has planned a temporary payment for the armed forces.

The defence ministry has said a “pending issuance” of the pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis. The arrears will be 10 percent of the current pay drawn by the soldiers, which would be calculated from January 2016.

This means all the soldiers are set to receive roughly one month’s salary. The government is trying to ensure that the arrears are reflected in salary slips before October 30 (Diwali).

According to media reports, the army, navy, and the air force personnel (unlike the civil service) have neither received their arrears arising out of the pay-commission order, nor have their new salary scales come into force. The delay is due to the three service chiefs’ intervention seeking correction in the anomalies in the compensation structure for the forces.

The service chiefs have said that the services will not implement the pay commission’s recommendations until and unless the anomalies, which include those related to disability and pay pensions, are resolved.

In other news, the government on Monday refuted media reports, which suggested that the disability pension scheme for the armed forces had been cut. Government sources cited by a leading daily claimed that the disability pension for sepoys had increased by Rs 2,700 per month, for havaldars by Rs 1,450 per month and for naiks by Rs 2,300 per month post the implementation of the 7th pay commission.

Media reports indicated that the government has notified of a new set of rules for granting disability pensions to the armed forces. The new pension calculation method replaces the decade-old system put in place by the sixth pay commission (CPC) according to which, the pensions arising by disability aggravated by military services/wars were calculated on percentage basis on the last pay drawn.

Source: IBtimes

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7th Pay Commission: Salary arrears to Central government employees estimated at Rs. 34,600 crore

7th Pay Commission: Salary arrears to Central govt employees estimated at Rs. 34,600 crore

The outgo on account of salary arrears and payments for August for Central government employees has been pegged at Rs. 34,600 crore by ratings agency India Ratings.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations implemented by the Central government will entail a payment of Rs. 34,600 crore towards salary arrears for seven months and August wages to employees, according to a ratings agency.

The hike in the salary component as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was accepted with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

“The combined outgo for the center on account of arrears for January to July and payments for August will total to Rs. 346 bn (Rs. 34,600 crore),” India Ratings and Research Pvt Ltd. (Ind-Ra) said in a statement on Wednesday.

On the flip side, this is likely to result in a “go slow” approach by the Narendra Modi government, according to the agency.

“The government is likely to go slow on spending as it gears up to meet lumpy payments (other than regular payments),” Ind-Ra said in its statement.

However, the impact won’t be much on the government’s finances. “The outgo due to a hike in salaries and pensions, in line with the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s (7CPC) recommendations, is unlikely to cause significant systemic liquidity disruptions,” the ratings agency said.

The salary hike announced by the Modi government in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th CPC covers about 1 crore employees and pensioners. There are about 53 lakh pensioners and 47 lakh Central government employees, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

A decision on increasing allowances will be taken approximately by November, according to an official statement by the government in June.

“Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates,” the June 29 statement said.

The pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances.

Source : ibtimes

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Pre-2016 retirees to get enhanced pension, arrears by Aug-end

Pre-2016 retirees to get enhanced pension, arrears by Aug-end

 

New Delhi: All pre-2016 retirees will get the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations like hike in pension and arrears by this month end, the government has said.

For existing pensioners, who have retired till 31 December 2015, the revised pension or family pension with effect from this year shall be determined by multiplying the pension or family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations, by 2.57, it said, adding that, the amount of revised pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

 

The Seventh CPC’s recommendations will be implemented from 1 January 2016.

 

The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions has issued an order regarding increase in pension and grant of arrears to pre-2006 retirees.

 

“It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible,” the ministry said.

 

To achieve this objective it is desired that all pension disbursing authorities should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners is paid or credited to their account by 31 August 2016 or before positively, it said.

 

Further, public sector banks handling disbursement of pension to the central government pensioners are hereby authorised to pay pension or family pension to existing pensioners at the revised rates “without any further authorisation from the concerned Accounts Officers or Head of Office etc”, the order said. There are about 58 lakh central government pensioners.

 

Source: economictimes

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X GP – 7 CPC DEF PENSIONER BASIC + Arrears (Sep to Sub Maj) – 7th CPC BASIC AND ARREARS TILL 30 JUN 2016 PRE-01.07.2014 RETIREES

X GP – 7 CPC DEF PENSIONER BASIC + Arrears (Sep to Sub Maj)

VII CPC BASIC AND ARREARS TILL 30 JUN 2016

PRE-01.07.2014 RETIREES

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7th Pay Commission to get Cabinet nod soon, here’s why you will get 10 per cent less arrears in hand

7th Pay Commission to get Cabinet nod soon, here’s why you will get 10 per cent less arrears in hand

The 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations are likely to be cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, leading to a much-awaited bonanza for 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners in the form of higher salaries and arrears from January 1, 2016, the date from which the recommendations will be made applicable.

However, if you are one of the working central government employees your arrears would come with a 10 per cent applicable deduction, that would be passed on to the National Pension System (NPS). Similar deductions are applicable to the increased salary component.

The 10 percent deduction from arrears and salary will come with a matching contribution from the government into the NPS for managing for creating a pension corpus at the time of retirement.

“The arrears that Central government employees will get with effect from January 2016 will come with 10 per cent deduction which will flow into their individual accounts under the NPS. There will be a matching contribution from the government,” Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), Hemant Contractor, told FeMoney.

It is expected that the increased salary and arrears would take effect from August 1, 2016.

Contractor said that the total amount that would flow into the NPS kitty from the 7th Pay Commission would be substantial. “We are expecting the money arising out of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations will be released soon. The increased flow would be substantial. However, we have not been able to make an exact calcuation on the amount since we do not know the payment schedule. The amount would depend on the time and amount of arreards released in each tranche if it is released in parts,” the PFRDA Chairman said.

NPS is applicable to all employees joining services of Central Government, including Central Autonomous Bodies (except Armed Forces) on or after January 1, 2004. Many State Governments have adopted NPS architecture and implemented NPS mandatorily for their employees joining on or after a cut-off date.

A subscriber contributes 10 per cent of his salary plus DA into his Tier-I (pension) account on a mandatory basis every month which is invested along with the matching contribution from the employer.

The accumlation is managed by select pension fund managers (PFMs) as per guidelines laid down by PFRDA and is used for old age income benefit of subscribers. The pension regulator administer the National Pension System.

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended a 23.55 per cent hike in pay and allowance. While pay will go up by 16 per cent, increase in allowance will be 63 per cent and increase in pension 24 per cent. The impact the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on the government coffers will be to the tune of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, with Rs 73,650 crore impactg on the Union Budget and Rs 28,450 crore on the Railway Budget.

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CALCULATION ARREARS ON 50% PENSION FOR JCO/OR

CALCULATION ARREARS ON 50% PENSION FOR JCO/OR

HOW TO GO ABOUT CALCULATION OF ARREARS OF JCOs & Ors:- With coming of this rule the arrears will be due to those persons who have been receiving Pension lesser than the 50% of “Minimum of Pay in Pay Band” wef 01 Jan 2006 to 30 June 2014 ie upto the date of implementation of the OROP Scheme.

2. Hence the first and foremost item to know is the “Min of Pay in Pay Band” pertaining to your Group and Rank. The above chart has been derived from various Circulars issued by PCDA(P). Do intimate in case there be some changes and modification is needed.

3. The amount by which you have been getting lesser than this amount is the Basic difference now payable per month.

4. In case of JCOs & ORs three Circulars ie 547, 430 and 501 are important. There will thus be three differences corresponding to periods as under :-

(a) Difference between MP in PB and figures in 547 from 01 Jan 2006 to 30 June 2009.

(b) Difference between MP in PB and figures of circulat 430 from 01 Jul 2009 to 23 Sep 2012.
(c) Difference between MP in PB and figures of Circular 501 from 24 Sep 2012 to 30 Jun 2014.

5. Note down these figures where ever they are less than the MP in PB. However in case they are higher than the MP in PB these are not to be taken into account and the difference be taken as Zero.
6. Multiply these three differences with Multiplication factors as under to add period and DA:-

(a) 01 Jan 2006 to 30 Jun 2009 = 46.02.
(b) 01 Jul 2009 to 23 Sep 2012. = 57.62
(c) 24 Sep 2012 to 30 Jun 2014. = 39.76

7. Add the results these are your likely Arrears:- Let us understand with the help of example of “Nb Sub / JWO / CPO” of “Y” Group. retired with 20 Yrs of service.

(a) The “MPinPB” for Rank & Gp is Rs 16660/- hence the BASIC PENSION is half of it i.e Rs 8330/-

(b) Pensions as per Circulars = 547 is Rs 6311, 430 is Rs 8088/- & 501 is Rs 8088/-

(c) Differences (1) 8330-6311= 2019, (2) 8330-8088= 242, (3) 8330-8088= 242

NOTE – In case the pension figs of the Cicular are more than the “MP-in-PB”, No arrears are due in such a case for the period and the current pension which is more than “MP-in-PB” will continue.

Arrears :-
(1) 2019X46.02=92914,
(2) 242X57.62= 13944,
(3) 242X38.76= 9622,

TOTAL = 116480 Its simple , Isn’t it.

COMPARATIVE TABLE JCOs AND ORs – VARIOUS CIRCULARS

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Government order on One Rank One Pension: Salient features of the OROP

One Rank One Pension

Government order on One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been issued on 07.11.2015.

Salient features of the OROP are as follows:

  • Pension of the past pensioners would be re-fixed on the basis of pension of retirees of calendar year 2013 and the benefit will be effective with effect from 01.07.2014.
  • Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retired in 2013 in the same rank and with the same length of service.
  • Pension for those drawing above the average shall be protected.
  • Arrears will be paid in four equal half yearly instalments. However, all the family pensioners including those in receipt of Special / Liberalized family pension and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.
  • In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.

Certain ex-servicemen associations have been demanding for changes in methodology for fixation of pension, periodicity of its revision, coverage of future PMR cases etc. The Government has decided to appoint a Judicial Committee to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

Personnel who opt to get discharged henceforth on their own request under Rule 13(3) 1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv) or Rule 16B of the Army Rule 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively and in future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Gopal Shetty and others in Lok Sabha today.

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PSU bank employees will soon get pay hike, arrears for 30 months

PSU bank employees will soon get pay hike, arrears for 30 months

Mumbai, May 22: Employees of public sector banks, old generation private sector banks and some foreign banks will be a happy lot as they will soon get 15 per cent pay hike, arrears for the last 30 months, and other benefits as part of a deal that the unions and bank managements have reached.

Unions, under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions, and bank managements, represented by the Indian Banks’ Association, have worked out a detailed Bipartite Settlement/ Joint Note and the same will be formalised on May 25.

The benefits that about 7.50 lakh bank employees stand to get are a special pay, a new hospitalisation scheme backed up by insurance and holiday on every second and fourth Saturday in a month.

The back wages (arrears) that bank employees will get for the last 30 months will warm the cockles of their heart. Income tax authorities too will be happy as arrears will be taxable.
S Nagarajan, General Secretary, All India Bank Officers’ Association, said “A special allowance has been introduced for employees… there is a new hospitalisation scheme backed up by insurance.” The wage settlement will benefit 3,04,000 odd officers (as on March 31, 2012) in the banking sector.

Officers will get health insurance cover of Rs. 4 lakh and the clerical and sub-staff will get Rs. 3 lakh cover, he added.

A corporate buffer will be created by banks to reimburse hospitalisation expenditure exceeding the abovementioned limits.

Pointing out that the last wage settlement expired in October 2012, Nagarajan, in a lighter vein, observed that “Five years is the tenure of the wage settlement. We have already exhausted 30 months in coming to a settlement. It’s time now to submit the next charter of demands.”

Vishwas Utagi, Vice President, All India Bank Employees Association, said the wage settlement will benefit about 4.50 lakh clerical and sub-staff in the banking sector.

Bank employees will get close a couple of lakh rupees, on an average, as arrears in gross terms, he explained. Since payrolls are computerised, the arrears could be credited to employees’ accounts in a month.

Utagi said the issue of upgradation of pension of retirees and 100 per cent neutralisation of dearness allowance will be taken up by the United Forum of Bank Unions separately.

Read at: The Hindu Businessline

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Grant MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – CAT Principal Bench, New Delhi Judgement

GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY – CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI

CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY:

CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATION, FARIDABAD.  THE CASE WAS FILED BY SHRI K S SHARMA, PPO (E)& Ors VIDE OA NO. 2548/2014, MA No. 2167/2014.

Text of judgement reproduced below:-

Central Administrative Tribunal
Principal Bench, New Delhi

OA No.2548/2014
MA No.2167/2014

New Delhi, this the 31st day of  July, 2014

 

ORDER (ORAL)

Mr. G. George Paracken, Member (J) :-

The applicant has filed this OA seeking the following reliefs :-

(a) to declare the action of the respondents in not granting the scale of Rs.15600-39100 (PB-3) with Grade Pay of Rs.5400 & 6600 as illegal and arbitrary.

To direct the respondents to grant scale of Rs.15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs.5400 & 6600 attached to the promotional posts, as 2nd & 3rd financial upgradation to the applicants under MACP from due date with all arrears of pay.

To declare the OM/MACP dated 19.05.2009 as unconstitutional to the extent the same deny the next  promotional scale attached to the promotional post as 1st, 2nd & 3rd financial upgradation as illegal, arbitrary and unjustified and issue appropriate consequential directions.

To allow the O.A. with costs.

Pass such other direction or directions order or orders as this Hon ble Tribunal may deem fit and proper to meet the ends of justice.

2. According to the learned counsel for applicants, this case is squarely covered by an order of this Tribunal  dated 26.11.2012 in OA No.904/2012 Sanjay Kumar Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Ors.  The operative part of the said order reads as under :-

4. We have heard the learned counsel for the parties.  The issue raised in the OA has already been considered by the Chandigarh Bench of this Tribunal in OA No.1038/CH/2010- Rajpal son of Shri Tilak Ram Versus Union of India and others.

5. In the aforesaid OA, the applicant was working as Photocopier and he was already given 1st Financial Upgradation under the ACP Scheme. According to the applicant, his pay had been wrongly fixed in pay band-1 with grade pay of Rs.2400/- on grant of 2nd Financial Upgradation under the MACP Scheme.  This Tribunal held that the applicant therein was entitled for the 2nd Financial Upgradation in the next hierarchy of posts and not in the next grade pay. The posts of Photocopier and that of LDC/Hindi Typist being isolated posts, not having any promotional avenues, the Chandigarh Bench of the Tribunal made the following observations:-

1.1. We have heard the learned counsel for the parties and considered the documents on record.

1.2. There is no dispute that the applicant is holding the post of Photocopier, which is an isolated post, having no  avenues for promotion.  It is also not disputed that the post held by the applicant had been declared equivalent to the post of LDC/Hindi Typist etc. by the Tribunal as well as the High Court by judicial pronouncements in matters of grant of ACP, which have attained finality and stands implemented also.     Accordingly, applicant was granted Ist ACP (under the old ACP) w.e.f. 9.8.99 in the pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000.

1.3. It has also been settled that the ACP would be  granted on completion of the required years of service in the hierarchy of posts for the posts of LDC/Hindi Typists, and not in the next higher scale in the recommended scales.   The same principle would have to be applicable  in regard to grant of MACP to the applicant.   The only difference is that while  in case of ACP two financial upgradations were granted  on completion of 12 and 24 years of service, in case of MACP, three upgradations on intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of service.

1.4.         The respondents have placed reliance on para 13 of the MACPS, which reads as under:

13. Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including insitu promotion scheme, Staff Car Driver Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in a Ministry/Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category of employees if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Schemes, after necessary consultations or they may switch-over to the MACPS.  However, these Schemes shall not run concurrently with the MACPS.

Reliance has further been placed on  decision  taken  in the second meeting of the Joint Committee on MACPS held under the Chairmanship of the joint Secretary  DoPT was circulated.   Item No.3 of the Agenda for the said meeting reads as under:

The MACP Scheme provides for placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay after 10,20 and 30 years of service.  On the other hand the earlier ACP Scheme provided for placement to higher pay scale of the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the pay scale after 12 and 24 years of service taken from date of induction in service.

1.5. Be that as it may, the principle enunciated and settled by the Tribunal/High Court for grant of ACP   cannot be changed and  the same principle would apply for grant of MACP to him. The only difference  is of number of years required to be completed.  We find no justification to take a different view in the matter

1.6.   For the foregoing reasons, the impugned order dated 9.8.2010, (Annexure A-1)qua the applicant, fixing his pay in PB-1 with grade pay of FR 2400/- under the second MACP,  and the order dated  10.8.2010 (Annexure A-2 ) are hereby quashed and set aside.  Consequently,  the respondents are directed to grant second financial   upgradation to the applicant   under the  MACPS   from  due date fixing  his pay  in the hierarchy of posts decided in his case earlier and to pay the resultant arrears without interest, within a period of 2 months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.

1.7. The OA stands disposed of in the above terms.  No costs.

6. The respondents have challenged the aforesaid order before the Hon ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in CWP NO.19387/2011 decided on 19.10.2011. The Hon ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh held that there was no infirmity in the aforesaid order passed by the Chandigarh Bench of this Tribunal. The relevant observations of the said order are extracted hereunder:

Upon implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the scale of Rs.3050-4590/- was kept in pay band-I, Rs.5,200-20,200/- with grade  pay of Rs.1,900/-, the scale of Rs.4,000-6,000/- was also kept in pay band-I with grade pay of Rs.2,400/- and the scale of Rs.5,500/-9,000/- was kept in pay band-II in pay scale of Rs.9,300-34,800/- with grace pay of Rs.4,200/- increased to Rs.4,600/-. In terms of MACP Scheme, respondent no.1 was granted the lower scale by keeping in pay band -I of Rs.5,200-20,200/- with grade pay of Rs.2,400/-.  This was done in terms of order dated 09.08.2010.  Accordingly, respondent No.1 approached the CAT contending that he is entitled to be granted the scale of Rs.5,500-9000/- towards the 2nd Financial Upgradation at par with the post of Hind Typist and LDC.  Such claim of respondent No.1 has been upheld by the CAT in the impugned order dated 31.05.2011.

7. In our considered view, the present OA is squarely covered by the aforesaid judgment of Chandigarh Bench, as upheld by the Hon ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.

8. In fact, the respondents have wrongly interpreted the terms and conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme, issued by the Deptt. of Personnel & Training, in the case of the applicants. By the said Scheme, the eligible government servants are to be placed in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay and not merely in the next higher scale of pay as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission.  In the hierarchy after the scale of UDC, the next scale is that of Assistant. Therefore, the respondents should have given the next higher grade pay and pay band attached to the next promotional post  in the hierarchy, namely, the Assistants carrying the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 and the grade of Rs.4200/-.

9. In view of the above position, this OA is allowed. The respondents are directed to grant scale of pay of Rs.9300-34,800/- with grade pay of Rs.4200/- attached to the said promotional post of Assistant/OS from the due date to the applicants.
10. The aforesaid directions shall be complied with within the period of two months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order, subject to the other conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme.

There shall be no order as to costs.

3.    He has also submitted that following the aforesaid order,  this Tribunal has passed similar orders in OA No.1493/2014 Indian Ordnance Factories Gazetted Officers Association through its President Shri Brajesh Kumar Singh & others Vs. UOI & Ors, OA No.988/2014 Shri Pradeep Kumar & Ors. Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting & Ors,, OA No.864/2014 Shri Om Prakash & Ors. Vs. Secretary (NCERT) & Ors., and OA No.203/2014 Narener Kumar, JE(Civil) Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. He has further stated that the OA No.864/2014 (supra) has been challenged by the respondents therein before the Hon ble High Court of Delhi vide WP(C) No.3608/2014 but the same was dismissed vide order dated 14.07.2014.

4.  In view of the above position, we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with the direction to the respondents  to consider the case of the applicants in the light of the aforesaid orders. If their case is covered by them, they shall also be extended the same benefits under intimation to the applicants.  The aforesaid direction shall be complied with, within a period of two months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of this order.

5. For the sake of convenience of the Respondents, Registry is also directed to send a copy of this OA to them.

( Shekhar Agarwal )                              (G. George Paracken)
Member (A)                                             Member (J)

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