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Central Government Approves Maternity Leave For Employees Opting For Surrogacy

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Central Government Approves Maternity Leave For Employees Opting For Surrogacy

The ministry has written to all central government departments about a 2015 Delhi High Court order on this issue.

Central government’s women employees, whose children are born through surrogacy, will now be entitled to maternity leave, according to an official order of the personnel ministry.

The employees can avail of paid maternity leaves up to 26 weeks (about 180 days).

The ministry has written to all central government departments about a 2015 Delhi High Court order on this issue.

“All ministries / departments are advised to give wide publicity of its contents to the concerned officers,” the personnel ministry said in its latest directive to all the ministries and enclosed a copy of the court’s order with it.

The court verdict had come on a plea by a Kendriya Vidyalaya teacher who had twins through surrogacy but was denied maternity leave as she was not the biological mother.

“A female employee, who is the commissioning mother, would be entitled to apply for maternity leave,” the court had held.

Based on material placed before it, the competent authority would decide on the timing and the period for which maternity leave ought to be granted to a commissioning mother who adopts the surrogacy route, the court said.

The scrutiny would be keener and detailed, when leave is sought by a female employee, who is the commissioning mother, at the pre-natal stage, it said.

In case maternity leave is declined at the pre-natal stage, the competent authority would pass a reasoned order having regard to the material, if any, placed before it, by the female employee, who seeks to avail maternity leave, the court order said.

In a situation where both the commissioning mother and the surrogate mother are employees, who are otherwise eligible for leave (one on the ground that she is a commissioning mother and the other on the ground that she is the pregnant women), suitable adjustment would be made by the competent authority, it said.

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Outsourcing of jobs in Government Departments

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

 Outsourcing of jobs in Government Departments

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Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:17PM by PIB Delhi

A Ministry or Department may procure certain non-consulting services in the interest of economy and efficiency and prescribe detailed instructions and procedures for this purpose without, however, contravening the basic guidelines provided in rule 199 to 206 of “General Financial Rules 2017″ (GFR 2017). As each Ministry/Department is competent to procure services at their level to meet seasonal or short-term requirements, the centralised data is not maintained in this regard.

There are detailed procedures laid down for procurement of such non-consulting services including e-procurement in Chapter 6 of the GFR 2017 and the “Manual for Procurement of Consultancy & Other Services, 2017″.  Ministries are competent to decide the mode depending on the nature of work, nature of competency required etc. Any deviation or violation can be dealt by the Ministry appropriately. The wages for the persons engaged on contract/outsourcing cannot be less than the minimum wage fixed/notified by the concerned State Government.

The Government posts are regularly filled up in accordance with the recruitment rules. Each Ministry/Department is responsible for appointment of regular employees against vacant posts after completing all procedural formalities. The centralised data of vacancies and backlog vacancies is not maintained.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, AtomicDr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

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Give asset details or lose promotions and foreign postings: Government to IAS officers

Give asset details or lose promotions and foreign postings: Government to IAS officers

All IAS officers have been asked to submit details of their assets by next month and warned that the failure to do so would lead to a denial of vigilance clearances needed for promotions and foreign postings.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to all Central government departments, states and union territories asking them to ensure submission of Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) by IAS officers working with them by January 31, 2018.

“In view of the DoPTs instructions dated April 4, 2011, it is reiterated that failure to ensure timely submission of IPR would result in denial of vigilance clearance,” Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary P K Tripathi said in the recent missive.

According to the 2011 instructions, officers who did not submit their IPR as on January 1, 2018, on time would be denied vigilance clearances and will not be considered for promotions and empanelment for senior-level posts in the government of India.

“Those who do not submit property details on time will not be considered for any posts of the Central government including foreign postings,” a senior DoPT official said.

An online module has been designed for the purpose of filing of the IPR. Officers have the option of uploading the hard copy of the IPR by January 31 in the online module, the December 22 letter said.

There are 5,004 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers working across the country, according to the DoPTs latest data.

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Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2016-2017

60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Employee of EPFO for the year 2016-17

EPFO-BONUS-2016-2017

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

No. WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10141

Date: 20.09.2017

To

All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zones),
Addl. CPFC (ASD), Head Office
Director (PDUNASS) and
All Regional P.F. Commissioners-Incharge of

Regional Offices.

Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2016-2017.

Sir/Madam,

The Central Government, in terms of Section 5D(7) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, has conveyed its approval to the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for the year 2016-2017 for the employees of EPFO vide letter No A-26022/1/94-SS.1 dated 20th September, 2017.

2. Accordingly, the competent authority is pleased to convey the approval for payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-2017 for 60 (Sixty) days in all the offices of EPFO. The bonus of 60 days has been assessed on the basis of data/information submitted by the Regional Offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 21.08.2017. The payment of bonus is to be released to all Group ‘C’ and Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) employees of EPFO.

3. The terms and conditions governing payment of P.L.B. will be as per the instructions issued by the Government of India for payment of the bonus to the employees in Central Government departments from time to time. However, the quantum of bonus may be assessed as per the following formula circulated vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E.III(A) dated 19.09.2017.

(AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) X (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS)
30.4*

(* Average number of days in a month)

4. Further, Ministry of Finance vide O.M. No. 7/4/2014-E-IIIA dated 29.08.2016 has revised the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of P.L. Bonus from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7000 revised w.e.f. 01.04.2014.

5. The term ‘emoluments’ occurring in these orders will include Basic Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance and Dearness Allowance, but will not include other Allowances, such as HRA, CCA Special Compensatory (Remote locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Children Education Allowance and Interim Relief etc.

6. The expenditure incurred for payment of bonus may be debited from the budget head “Productivity Linked Bonus.”

(This issues with the approval of Central P.F. Commissioner).

Yours faithfully,

(J.K. Sangalay)
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (WSU)

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Central government departments asked to inform the Cabinet Secretariat about agreements signed by them

Central government departments asked to inform the Cabinet Secretariat about agreements signed by them

New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to inform the Cabinet Secretariat as soon as they sign any agreement and also get the nod from the Cabinet or its committee in a time-bound manner.

The directive came after it was noticed that certain ministries were informing the Cabinet Secretariat about accords signed with other stakeholders after the stipulated period of one month.

As per norms, any agreement related to culture and science and technology matters, not impacting the national security or India’s relations with other countries, which are duly approved by the Minister-in-Charge of the department concerned and the Minister of External Affairs, need to be circulated to the Cabinet for information.

Ministries/departments are requested to send an intimation to this secretariat as soon as such agreements are entered into along with a copy of the signed agreement.

Ministries/departments may also ensure that notes for information are forwarded to this secretariat well within the stipulated period of one month for timely consideration of such notes by the Cabinet/Cabinet Committee, the Cabinet Secretariat said in an order.

Referring to its previous directive, it said that all the departments need to take ex-post facto approval on any decision already approved by the Prime Minister and on Memoranda of Understanding signed by them within a month.

In another order, the Cabinet Secretariat has asked all the secretaries to hold inter-ministerial consultations only with departments concerned with the matter and that too within the prescribed time limit of two weeks.

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Officers to face action for delay in GPF payments to retiring employees

Officers to face action for delay in GPF payments to retiring employees

New Delhi: Action will be taken against the officers concerned in cases of delay in processing payment of General Provident Fund (GPF) to retiring employees, the Centre has said.

The move comes after it was noticed that GPF final payment in many cases was not being made to the government servants immediately after retirement leading to payment of interest for the period delayed.

In an order, the Ministry of Personnel said in order to ensure timely final payment of GPF and to avoid unnecessary financial burden on account of interest, it has now been decided that every case, in which payment of interest on General Provident Fund becomes necessary beyond the date of retirement, shall be put up for consideration to the Secretary of the administrative ministry.

“In all such cases the Secretary of the administrative ministry or department will fix responsibility at all levels to take appropriate action against the government servant or servants who are found responsible for the delay in the payment of General Provident Fund,” it said in the directive to all central government departments.

Senior Personnel Ministry officials also said there have been a few instances in which there were complaint of delay in giving final amount of GPF to the retiring employees.

Rules clearly provide that when the amount standing at the credit of a subscriber in the General Provident Fund becomes payable, it shall be the duty of the Accounts Officer to make the payment.

The authority for the amount payable is to be issued at least a month before the date of superannuation, but payable on the date of superannuation, the rules say.

The Centre had in 1996 dispensed with the requirement of submitting a written application by the retiring government servant for GPF final payment.

As per the rules, in case the GPF balance is not paid on retirement, interest on the GPF balance is required to be paid for the period beyond the date of retirement also.

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Central Government paves way for employees timely promotions

Central Government paves way for employees timely promotions

New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to conduct meetings of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) in time to check “abnormal delay” in giving career benefits to employees.

The move comes after noticing cases of delay in holding the meeting of DPC -which decides on employees’ promotions.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued instructions to all the departments asking them to ensure timely promotions to the employees by conducting meetings of DPC in time.

A model calender has also been issued by the DoPT in this regard.

It has been brought to the notice of the government that many promotion posts are lying vacant due to abnormal delay in convening DPCs.

“The objective of timely promotions of employees in various ministries and departments can be achieved only by holding DPC meetings.

“In view of above, all ministries and departments are again advised to ensure strict compliance of instructions in order achieve the desired objectives of timely convening of DPCs/preparation of approved select panels within the prescribed time frame,” the DoPT said in an order.

There are about 50.68 lakh central government employees.

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Government to come up with national policy for senior citizens soon

Government to come up with national policy for senior citizens soon

New Delhi: In order to improve the standard of living of senior citizens, the government will soon come up with a national policy, which will focus on providing benefits of health care and accommodation to the elderly people.

A note in this regard has been prepared and it will be taken up by the Cabinet soon, a source said.

The note has been prepared by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in consultation with various ministries and departments of the central government.

The note has taken into consideration the changing demographic pattern, socio-economic needs of the senior citizens, social value system, the source added.

This new and comprehensive national policy for senior citizens is based on the National Policy on Older Persons, 1999.

As a person grows old, his or her health becomes a major issue. Therefore, in the policy, special attention is being given to this aspect. The policy also talks about accommodation facilities for the senior citizens.

Another major thrust of the policy is to make the society and its younger generation sensitive towards their elders and at the same time, involve them in taking care of them, the source said.

According to the 2011 Census, the population of senior citizens in the country is 10.38 crore, which is about 8.6 per cent of the total population.

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Finance Ministry has not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board

Finance Ministry has not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board

AVOID INORDINATE DELAY IN EXTENDING THE BENEFITS OF CCS (REVISED PAY) RULES 2016 TO THE EMPLOYEES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMOUS BODIES AND BOARDS CONSTITUTED STATUTORILY

The benefits of the 7th CPC has not yet been extended to the personnel working under : autonomous bodies and Boards, though it was constituted statutorily. During the previous wage revisions, they have been allowed to enjoy the benefits within one month of release of the Government Notification on Revised Pay Rules. Employees and Pensioners of more than 600 Autonomous bodies and Boards etc. are eagerly waiting for the last more than two months, for revised pay structure implementation in their respective institutions.

Like most of the Central Government departments, since most of the autonomous bodies and Boards did not have much fund to spare for payment of revision of pay hike, they have to depend upon their Ministries concerned. In the case of Ministries also, the budget allotment is not sufficient to meet its own needs satisfactorily and are starving. It is in this background the Finance Ministry’s stand becomes crucial. During 6th CPC, the Finance Ministry has given clearance without much delay. The present delay has become a cause of concern for the employees and pensioners.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has already taken up their case with the Government, but till this date the Finance Ministry has not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board. The Confederation urges upon the Central Government to expedite action in this regard and to end the uncertainty and anxiety among a large section of employees and pensioners.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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7th Pay Commission: Change rules to reflect recommendations, Government tells departments

7th Pay Commission: Change rules to reflect recommendations, Government tells departments

The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.

The meeting will be taken with representatives of all the ministries in first week of October, it said

All central government departments have been asked to change service and recruitment rules to reflect recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

They have been asked not to make reference to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Union Public Service Commission and modify the service rules on their own.

The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.

“Consequential amendment in the existing service rules and recruitment rules shall be made by the ministries or departments by substituting the existing pay band and grade pay by the new pay structure i.e. ‘Level in the Pay Matrix’ straightaway without making a reference to the Department of Personnel and Training and Union Public Service Commission,” the DoPT said in an order.

In this regard, a confirmation meeting is scheduled to be taken by the DoPT “to take stock of the latest position of amendment in service rules/recruitment rules”.

The meeting will be taken with representatives of all the ministries in first week of October, it said.

All central government departments have already been asked to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations.

There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees — National and Departmental — consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side of the national council and the departmental council, respectively.

Source : Indian Express

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Grievance Officer to take up public complaints every Wednesday

Grievance Officer to take up public complaints every Wednesday

 

New Delhi: Grievance Officers have been designated in all central government departments to deal with public complaints, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.

They have been mandated to hear citizens’ grievances every Wednesday, he said.

As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, each ministry, department, public sector undertaking and autonomous organisation is required to designate a full-time Grievance Officer as Director of Public Grievances.

“The Director of Public Grievances shall be actively involved in the process of dealing with grievances. Every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for the Director of Public Grievances for hearing grievances of citizens,” said Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

As per norms, a grievance is required to be redressed within two months. In case it is not possible, an interim reply stating the reasons for delay has to be provided.

The names of the Directors of Public Grievances for various ministries are available on www.Pgportal.Gov.In.

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Minutes of the Pre Retirement counseling workshop held on 31st May, 2016 at Vigyam Bhawan under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension)

Minutes of the Pre Retirement counseling workshop held on 31st May, 2016 at Vigyam Bhawan under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension)

 

A Pre Retirement counseling workshop was conducted on 31st May, 2016 at vigyan bhawan, New Delhi for retiring employees of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government.

 

At the outset, Joint Secretary (Pension) welcomed the participants and gave a brief overview of the workshop. During the technical sessions she informed the participants about the road map for sanction of pension and other retirement benefits and the role and responsibility of the retiring employees as well as that of Head of Office for timely payment of retirement dues. participants were asked to complete all formalities in time and submit Form 5 to Head of Office. Heads of Departments were requested to monitor the delay at various stages through Bhavishya.

 

In the next session, participants were informed about Sankalp, the scheme of Department of Pension & PW for engaging pensioners for voluntary work. Retiring employees were asked to share their experience through Anubhav portal so that the institutions could benefit from their experience and the institutional memories could be strengthened. The Anubhav forms submitted by Pensioners were collected.

 

Dr.Tiwani, Director, CGHS informad the participants about the CGHS scheme for pensioners and family pensioners and the procedure to get temporary card after retirement.

 

In the next sessions basic advice on investment, preparation of will and benefits available to senior citizens including Income Tax benefits were also covered.

 

During the question and answer session, following issues were raised by the participants:

 

Issue 1: Service verification has not been completed in time and there was an round delay in processing of pension cases.

It was agreed that the matter would be taken up with the concerned Ministry. a general set of instructions would also be sent.

 

Issue 2: A participant raised a point that for the CGEGIS, payment is delayed due to missing entry in the service book.

Js(P) stated that the matter has been taken up with Department of Expenditure and would be followed up.

 

Issue 3: One of the participant asked whether vigilance clearance is required at the time of retirement.

 

It was informed that there is no provision in pension rules.

 

Issue 4: One participant enquired whether any pension process will be delayed on account of non availability of record of government accommodation and not informed by Directorate of Estates.

JS (P) stated that Directorate of Estates is responsible for giving timely information on dues to be deducted on account of license fee etc. Gratuity may be paid by office if Directorate of Estates does not inform in time.

The workshop ended with vote of Thanks to the participants.

 

Source : http://ccis.nic.in/

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Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9

Central Government Staff stir over pay anomalies from June 9

KKN Kutty, national president of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, today said the employees of the Central government would stage a demonstration from June 9 onwards in case the “shortcomings in the seventh pay commission recommendations” were not rectified.

Kutty, while talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the All India Trade Union Education Camp 2016 in Dehradun, said the seventh pay commission had recommended Rs 18,000 per month as minimum wage whereas it should be Rs 26,000 per month. “Thirty five to 40 per cent positions are vacant in the Central government departments which must be filled at the earliest,” he said while criticising the government for its outsourcing policy.

“Several issues are there which should be resolved. We have asked the Centre to hold talks with us before June 9, otherwise we will be forced to launch an agitation,” he said. He said it was wrong to link government employees with corruption. “It is in society and there should be a mechanism to check it,” he asserted.

Earlier, while addressing the All India Trade Union Education Camp 2016, Kutty called upon the Central government employees to work unitedly towards ensuring justice for them.

Another speaker, Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, said the liberalisation policies followed by the rise of communalism in the country had adversely affected the working class. He said the Central government employees were facing challenging times as they were being neglected.

Source: Tribune India

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Don’t recover excess payment from staff facing hardship: Central Government Departments

Don’t recover excess payment from staff facing hardship: Central Government Departments

 

The recovery of excess payment made to central government employees in excess of their entitlement due to unintentional mistakes committed by the concerned competent authorities may not be recovered if they are facing extreme hardships, the Centre said today.

 

The matter of recovery of such amount was examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and the Department of Legal Affairs by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

 

It has been decided to take into consideration a Supreme Court verdict which directs government to take into consideration exceptional cases of hardship.

 

The apex court while observing that it was not possible to postulate all situations of hardship which would govern employees on the issue of recovery, where payments have mistakenly been made by the employer, in excess of their entitlement has summarised few situations, wherein recoveries by the employers would be impermissible in law, DoPT said in Office Memorandum F.No.18/03/2015-Estt.(Pay-I), issued today.

It includes recovery from retired employees, or those who are due to retire within one year of the order of recovery, and recovery in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to discharge duties of a higher post, and has been paid accordingly, even though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior post.

 

Citing the Supreme Court order, it said recovery of excess amount will not be permissible from employees belonging to Class-III and Class-IV service–comprising support staff.

 

The DoPT said that the waiver of recovery in such conditions of hardships may be allowed with the express approval of Department of Expenditure.

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Reserve Bank of India has issued a circular on Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts.

RBI has clarified that agency banks are being compensated at Rs. 65 per transaction for handling pension computation, payment and related services on behalf of Central and State Governments up to 14 transactions per year. So, splitting up transaction for earning more commission by banks is not permitted.

Reserve Bank circular on Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts – Transaction in pension more than allowed numbers would not fetch agency commission

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

RBI/2015-16/294

DGBA.GAD.No. 2278/31.12.010/2015-16

January 21, 2016

The Chairman & Managing Director/
The Chief Executive Officer
All Agency Banks

Dear Sir/Madam

Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts

As you may be aware, agency banks are being compensated at Rs. 65 per transaction for handling pension computation, payment and related services on behalf of Central and State Governments. As per the norms followed by the Government, a pensioner’s account should not have more than 14 credit transactions in a calendar year attributable to pension and related arrear payments, if any.

2. It has however come to our notice that certain banks are apportioning payment of arrears on account of Dearness Relief (DR) and/or delay in start of pension monthwise, thus, resulting in inflated agency commission claims. It is reiterated that number of commisionable transactions for payment of agency commission on account of pension in a year should not exceed 14. This includes one monthly credit for payment of net pension and a maximum of two per year for payment of arrears on account of increase in DR, if applicable.

3. It is also reiterated that cases involving payment of arrears on account of late start/restart of pension qualifies as a single transaction for claiming of agency commission. In other words, any payment of arrears on account of late start/restart of pension should be effected in a single credit transaction instead of separate monthly credits.

4. Some of the Central Government Departments and State Governments prefer to compute the pension figures on their own and pass them on to banks for payment. Such transactions may be included under non-pension payments, on which agency commission is payable on a turnover basis as per the existing norms (currently at 5.5 paise per Rs. 100/-).

Yours faithfully
(Manish Parashar)
Deputy General Manager

Download RBI Circular RBI/2015-16/294 DGBA.GAD.No. 2278/31.12.010/2015-16 dated 21.01.2016

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Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts – RBI Circular on 21.1.2016

Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts – RBI Circular on 21.1.2016

Reserve Bank Of India

RBI/2015-16/294
DGBA.GAD.No.2278/31.12.2010/2015-16

January 21,2016

The Chairman & Managing Director/
The Chief Executive Officer
All Agency Banks

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts

 

As you may be aware, agency banks are being compensated at Rs.65 per transaction for handling pension computation, payment and related services on behalf of Central and State Governments. As per the norms followed by the Government, a pensioner’s account should not have more than 14 credit transactions in a calendar year attributable to pension and related arrear payments, if any.

 

2. It has however come to our notice that certain banks are apportioning payment of arrears on account of Dearness Relief (DR) and/or delay in start of pension monthwise, thus, resulting in inflated agency commission claims. It is reiterated that number of commisionable transactions for payment of agency commission on account of pension in a year should not exceed 14. This includes one monthly credit for payment of net pension and a maximum of two per year for payment of arrears on account of increase in DR, if applicable.

 

3. It is also reiterated that cases involving payment of arrears on account of late start/restart of pension qualifies as a single transaction for claiming of agency commission. In other words, any payment of arrears on account of late start/restart of pension should be effected in a single credit transaction instead of separate monthly credits.

 

4. Some of the Central Government Departments and State Governments prefer to compute the pension figures on their own and pass them on to banks for payment. Such transactions may be included under non-pension payments, on which agency commission is payable on a turnover basis as per the existing norms (currently at 5.5 paise per Rs. 100/-).

 

Yours faithfully

(Manish Parashar)
Deputy General Manager

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All Central Government Departments asked to verify employees service record annually

Verify Employees Service Annually: Centre tells all Departments

DoPT Secretary Sanjay Kothari

New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to verify employees’ service record annually and inform them of any deficiencies thereof in order to check delay in processing their pension.

With the objective of eliminating delays in processing of cases of retiring government servants, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)asked the departments through Office Memorandum No.18019/7/2013-Estt.(L) dated September 3o to immediately undertake an exercise to ensure completion of the entries of service verification and conclude within a defined time-frame.

“Any gap in the verification of service may be intimated to the employee concerned, and simultaneously appropriate action for ensuring verification of missing spells may be taken by the Head of Office,” it said in a directive to all ministries.

The government servant concerned may also be informed of deficiencies and gaps as regards missing entries relating to verification of service and the period thereof, the order said.

In order to preclude and cut down on delays in payment of retiral benefits to government servants retiring of superannuation, the ministries may consider annual service verification and intimation to every officer regarding service verification status so that any lapse is timely ascertained and corrective action taken.

“The exercise of annual verification be monitored by every ministry, department or cadre controlling authority on a quarterly basis,” it said.

There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

All ministries are requested to issue suitable instructions to all Heads of Offices, and Pay and Accounts Offices for strict compliance of the instructions so as to preclude any delays in disbursement of retiral benefits of government servants, the directive said.

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3.37 lakh women employees in central government

3.37 lakh women employees in central government

New Delhi: Over three lakh women employees are working in various central government departments across the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.

 

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said there are various historical and social reasons for women employees being lesser in number.

 

“Estimated women employment in major central government offices as on March 31, 2011 is 3.37 lakh,” he said in a written reply.

 

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

 

“There are various historical and social reasons for the women employees being lesser in number,” the Minister said.

 

In reply to another question, Singh said there was no proposal under the consideration of the government to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in central government offices.

PTI

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Comparison of Group ‘B’ Posts between Railways and Central Government Departments

Comparison of Group ‘B’ Posts between Railways and Central Government Departments

A mild comparison of Group ‘B’ employees working in the Railways and other Central Government Departments as per the Census of 2001 and 2008. The Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association(IRTSA) submitted an additional memorandum to 7th Pay Commission recently. The report is highlighted the situation of Group ‘B’ posts in Railways in last 14 years. We just reproduced the matter briefly for your information…

Meagre number of Group ‘B’ posts in Railways

Every department of central Government are increasing the number of gazetted posts for effective & efficient governance, Railways are not doing so inspite of huge need of it on Administrative & functional justifications and requirement thereof.

According to Census of Central Government employees published by Ministry of Labour, between the year 2001 and 2008 number of Group-B employees have increased to the tune of 35.65% from 1,59,517 to 2,47,822 despite of reduction of total number of employees to the tune of 24.5% from 38,76,395 to 31,11,610.

Census of CG Employees 2008
Source: IRTSA

Click here to view the complete memorandum submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission by IRTSA

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Non-Acceptance of Self-Attested Documents by Government officials – Minister’s Reply in Parliament

Non-Acceptance of Self-Attested Documents by Government officials – Minister’s Reply in Parliament

Minister for State for Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions replied recently in the Parliament that DOPT has been repeatedly requesting all States, UTs and Central Government Departments to accept self-attested documents / Self-Certification and to abolish affidavits

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

07-May-2015 18:52 IST

Self-Attested Documents

The Government has received representations/grievances/complaints from general public regarding non-acceptance of self-attested documents by the officials. Two references of public grievances were received on non-acceptance of self-certification by different authorities. A number of applications under RTI Act, 2005 seeking clarification on the subject have also been received.

Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has been requesting States / UTs and Central Ministries to adopt self-certification and for abolition of affidavits and several communications have been sent in this regard.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. R.Lakshmanan in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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