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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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Joint Campaign of Confederation and AISGEF Against NPS and Outsourcing

JOINT CAMPAIGN OF CONFEDERATION & AISGEF AGAINST NPS AND OUTSOURCING – SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN FEBRUARY 10TH TO MARCH 10TH – COPY OF MEMORANDUM TO BE SUBMITTED TO PRIME MINISTER AFTER OBTAINING SIGNATURE

To
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

We, those who signed in this memorandum are state and Central Government Employees of the country. We may submit the following burning issues of the state and central Government Employees for your kind consideration and disposal.

The system of pension as a social security benefit to the employees in Government sector in India has been existing since the early British days. After independence the pension system was further improved and family pension was also introduced . The Defined pension scheme for the government employees is a well-built scheme as the best of all social security benefits for the employees and they are not required to contribute anything for pension.

Government of India introduced contributory pension to employees those who entered in government service on or after 1.1.2004 .Majority of the state Government s also introduced the same for their employees. The Contributory Pension Scheme is totally depend on the profit and loss in the share market and Government have no control on the fund and it has nothing to do with the welfare of the employees or any individual or even Government finances.

The concept of pension as elaborated by the 4th Central Pay Commission, is ‘Pensions to the former members of armed forces and civilian employees of Central Government is not by way of charity on an ex-gratia payment, or a purely social welfare measure was totally changed by . It is in the nature of a “right” which is enforced by the law”. Later the concept was further strengthened by the Land mark Judgement delivered by the Supreme Court in 1982 in a Writ Petition filed by D.S.Nakara Vs the Union of India. Supreme court declared that the Pension is not only compensation for loyal service rendered in the past but has also a broader significance in that it is a measure of socio-economic justice which inheres economic security in the fall of life .The PFRDA Act is against the earlier ruling of the Supreme Court on the employees’ Right to Defined Benefit Pension as cited earlier.

There is no assurance, for getting pension ,except market based guarantee in NPS. The stock markets have never remained consistently strong over a long period of time. This volatility of stock market is a cause of serious concern about the sustainability of the National Pension Scheme itself.

The transition from this Defined Benefit Pension System to the Defined Contribution Pension System will make civil services more unattractive. Majority of State Governments are reluctant to remit the employer’s contribution to the pension fund. There is no assurance in getting the pension to the employees and workers.

For all these reasons, particularly the cut in salary and pension of the employees, absence of Government guarantee for retirement benefits in the National Pension Scheme and the distinct possibility of a sustainable Defined Benefit Pension System along with extension of social security system for the unorganised sector, we are not in a position to accept the National Pension Scheme. We strongly urge that a more in depth factual and analytical discussion is essential on National Pension System.

Contract Labour is one of the acute form of unorganized labour. Under the system of contract labour, workers are employed on the contract basis. The contract worker is a daily wager or the daily wages are accumulated and given at the end of the month. Contract workers are paid much lower wages than they would be entitled to under direct employment. This system led to whole-scale exploitation of labour, and a series of demands were made before tribunals for the abolition of contract labour system.

The system of employing contract labour is prevalent in civil service and in the services sector. The civil service has a major role in the smooth functioning of a Democratic Government. As part of overall development of the society and increase in population, the civil service also must be extended its wing. Education, Health, Public Transport, Communication, Welfare measure to women and children are all developed much. Numerous job opportunities have created round the world in Government Service.

The regular appointment to government sector ceased. Instead contract employment started. As such it is seen that the number of regular employees in the civil service are decreasing day by day, whereas the number of daily waged/contract/outsourced employees are increasing . By this time all the centrally sponsored schemes also emphasis on contract appointment. All the flagship programmes of Government of India are implementing with Daily waged/Contract/Casual appointment.

Bypassing UPSC and State Public Service Commission and Employment Exchanges which are the main recruitment agencies for central and State Governments, Unemployment among the educated youth is the main reason for Contract Employment. On contract employment the appointment is for limited monthly income. This is a kind of exploitation of labour.

The Supreme Court of India in a Land mark Judgment ruled that temporary employees performing similar duties and functions as discharged by permanent employees are entitled to draw wages at par with similarly placed permanent employees. The principle must be applied in situations where the same work is being performed, irrespective of the class of employees. The constitutional principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has been upheld by the Supreme Court of India.

Hence we appeal to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to take urgent measures to repeal the National Pension system and ensure defined pension to all employees and to regularise all Contract / Casual Employees and ensure equal wages for equal work for all employees including contract and casual employees. We appeal the Government of India to heed the demands of the employees in the country and take appropriate action in this regard.

New Delhi

Source: Confederation Of Central Government Employees

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Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

Subject: Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka – reg.

READ:
1. Letter dated: 06-10-2004 by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
2. W.A. No.441ll20l1 Sri Nijaguni V/s the High Court of Karnataka & Ors.
3. CCC No.1241 & 124412016, Nijaguni.M.Karadigudda &Anr., V/s Subhashchandra Kuntia & Ors.
4. SLP (C) No.23220-2322112017, Subhashchandra Kuntia & Ors.V/s Nijaguni.M. Karadigudda & Anr.

PREAMBLE:
The officers and staff of the High Court of Karnataka are inherently given State Scales of pay. As and when the State pay scales are revised as per the recommendations of the Expert Bodies, the benefit thereof is extended to Officers and Officials of High Court on par with State Government employees.

However, the Hon’ble Chief Justice in his letter dated: 6-10-2004 read at (1) above had opined that the Pay Scales of the High Court employees should be raised to the level of Central Government pay scales annexing therewith his proposal and had sought the financial conculrence for the same.

The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in its judgement dated: 12-10-2011 passed in W.A. No.441ll20l1 read ar (2) above had directed the Respondent State Government to place the recommendations of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Karnataka dated: 06-10-2004 before the Cabinet and to take appropriate decision to implement the recommendation of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka dated: 06- 1 0-2004 in the light of the observations made by the Apex Court in the matter of Union of India V/s S.B.Vohra (AIR 2004 SC 1402).

Sequel to the Order of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka dated: 14-07-2017 passed in CCC No.1241 & 124412016 read at (3) above the State Government preferred Appeal against the said Order before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Iqdia vide SLP (C) No. 23220-232211201,7 read at (4) above. However, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its order dated: 18-09-2017 dismissed the Appeal preferred by the State Government and directed the Appellant therein to comply with the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka and to report the compliance within 4 months from the date of order.

In furtherance thereof and in terms of the judgment dated 12-10-2011 directing implementation of the recommendations of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court dated 06-10-2004 in the light of the observation made by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the matter of Union of India vs. S.B.Vohra, said judgment mandating the communication by the Hon’ble Chief Justice to be treated as the “Rule” made by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Court, in terms Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India, further requiring the approval of the Governor of the State; steps are required to be taken.

Accordingly, the State Cabinet in its meeting held on 02-01-2018 has accepted and approved the proposal of the Hon’ble Chief Justice dated: 06-10-2004 vide its decision in Case No.868/2017 advising for such approval by the Governor. Subsequently, the proposal was submitted for the approval of His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka as required under Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India. His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka was pleased to approve the proposed Rule.

In the circumstances and for the reasons stated above the following orders are issued.

GOVERNMENT ORDER NO.F’D 38 SRP 20I7
BANGALORE, DATED 11TH JANUARY 2018

Government are pleased to accord financial concurence on the approval of the Governor under Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India to the proposed Rule of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court as sought in letter dated: 06-10-2004 to extend the Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the High Court of Karnataka.

2.Law Department shall constitute a Joint Consultative Committee in consultation with the High Court of Karnataka with the following terms and conditions.

i) The Joint Consultative Committee shall consists of Members from the High Court of Karnataka and State Government.
ii) The Committee shall work out a suitable fitment table by determining the equivalence of posts between different category of posts in the High Court of Karnataka and in the Central Government.
iii) The Committee shall suggest a suitable Pay Rules.

3. The decision taken pursuant to the recommendations of the Committee shall be intimated to the State Government.

By Order and in the name of the
Governor of Karnataka,

(D.S.JOGOJE)
Deputy Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Services-2)

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Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers

Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated – 25.01.2018

To,
Shri Ajay Mittal
Secretary
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension
Government of India

North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub:  Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers – reg.

Ref: Your office letter No. 49014/1/2017-Estt (C) dated 16th August 2017.

Please refer to your office letter cited above copy of which is enclosed herewith for ready reference. It was informed that the matter of revision of wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers is under consideration.

We regret to inform you that the orders of revising the wages of Temporary status Casual Labourers with effect from 01.01.2016 is yet to be issued, eventhough the orders revising the pay of Central Government employees was issued on 25.07.2016.

It is once again requested to take necessary action in this regard, so that issuing of orders will be expedited.

Encls: as above

With regards,

Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)

Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM & Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Govt.Employees & Workers
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

 Source : Confederationhq

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Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited

No.125/1/2015-16-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Dated: 18.01.2018

CIRCULAR

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited.

Please refer to the Department of Person nel & Training’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 04.12.2015 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Simi lar Activities amongst Central Government Employees( copy enclosed).

2. The Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited(GMVNL) has offered the follow ing programmes for Central Government Employees eligible under the Scheme:

S.No Programme Name Snow-Skiing Programme at Auli
1. Duration 7 days
Dates 30.01.2018 to 05 .02.2018
07.02.2018 to 13.02.2018
14.02.2018 to 20.02.2018
22 .02.2018 to 28.02.2018
01.03.2018 to 07.03.2018
09.03 .2018 to 15.03.2018
16.03.2018 to 22.03.2018
24.03.2018 to 30.03.2018
Course fee 17000/-per person
2. Programme Name River Rafting
Duration 3 days
10.02.2018 to 12.02.2018
21.02 .2018 to 23.02 .2018
10.03.2018 to 12.03.2018
21.03.2018 to 23 .03.2018
06.04.2018 to 08.04.2018
Course fee 6011/-per person + 5% GST
3. Programme Name River Rafting
Duration 5 days
26.01.2018 to 30.01.2018
15.02.2018 to 19.02.2018
25.03 .2018 to 29.03.2018
12.04.2018 to 16.04.2018
Course fee 10028/-per person + 5% GST

Services Provided by GMVNL Fee includes boarding, lodging (sharing accommodation) rafting/ski equipments(Skies, Ski boot & Ski Pole) and training charges for skiing/rafting.

Note: Participants are required to bring heavy woollen clothings, cap(balaclave & P-Cap), socks woollen(min four pairs), dark sun glasses, gloves(woollen& leather), mufflers, pullovers, long john, wind proof jacket & trousers, anti sun burn cream, gum/snow boots, torch with spare batteries, personal medicines &
toiletries.

3. The interested and el igible Central Government Employees may submit his/her application to Secratry, CCSCSB, Roon mo. 361-B wing, Lok Nayak
Bhawan,Khan Market, New Delhi or through e-mail atdoptsports@gmail.com.
The schedule for advance payment for the programme will be intimated later.
The reimbursement as admissible will be made after successfu l completion of programme. The applicant may submit expenditure details(fee receipt & Tickets in origina l) along with Aadhar Number and Bank Details(Name of Bank, Account Number, IFSC Code and Branch Code) for smooth reimbursement of claim.
4. If there is any query regarding the above mentioned programe applicant may contact Shri Rajpal Singh, PRO, GMVNL M.No.9312633180,011-
23350481,011-23326620,011-23327713(Fax).

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)

Source: DoPT

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DoPT Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – reg.

With enactment of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016′ from 19th April, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017′ on 15th June, 2017, the following instructions are issued in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and services of the Central Government.
2. QUANTUM OF RESERVATION

2.1 In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment, in the cadre strength in each group of posts i.e. Groups A, B and C shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities.

2.2 Against the posts identified for each disabilities, of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent, under clauses (d) and (e), unless otherwise excluded under the provisions of Para 3 here in under:-

(a) blindness and low vision;
(b) deaf and hard of hearing;
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness
3. EXEMPTION FROM RESERVATION:
If any Ministry/Department in the Central Government considers it necessary to exempt any establishment or any cadre or cadres fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities, it shall make a reference to the
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities giving full justification for the proposal, who having regard to the type of work carried out in any Government
establishment by notification and subject to such condition, if any, as may be specified in the notification, in consultation with the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) may exempt any Establishment or any cadre(s) fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities.

4. ADJUSTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES:

4.1 In the category of posts which are identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities, a person with benchmark disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy. Thus a person with benchmark disability can be appointed by direct recruitment against vacancy not specifically reserved for the persons with benchmark disability, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with benchmark disability of the relevant category.

4.2 Persons with benchmark disabilities selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible candidates with benchmark disabilities which will thus comprise of candidates with benchmark disabilities who are lower in merit than the last candidate in merit list but otherwise found suitable for appointment, if necessary, by relaxed standards.

5. CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY:

A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a certificate of disability issued by a Competent Authority. Such certificate in the event of selection of such person for any post, will be subject to such verification/re-verification
as may be decided by the competent authority.

6. COMPUTATION OF NUMBER OF POSTS TO BE RESERVED:

6.1 The number of posts to be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities in case of Group C posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies in the cadre strength of Group C posts, in the establishment, although the recruitment of the persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them. The number of vacancies to be reserved for the persons with benchmark disabilities in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in an establishment shall be computed by taking into account the total number of vacancies arising in Group ‘C’ posts for being filled by direct recruitment in a recruitment year both in the identified and non-identified category of posts under the establishment. Since reservation, wherever applicable, for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is provided computing total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified category of posts as well as unidentified category of posts, it may be possible that number of persons appointed by reservation in an identified category of post may exceed four per cent.

6.2 Reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in the cadre in all the Group ‘A’ posts or Group ‘B’ posts respectively, and the computation of total vacancies shall include vacancies arising in the identified and non-identified category of posts.
7. EFFECTING RESERVATION – MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS:

7.1 Every Government establishment shall maintain group-wise a separate vacancy based 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the format given in Annexure for determining/effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – one each for Group ‘A’ posts filled by direct recruitment, Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment.

7.2 Each register shall have cycles of 100 points and each cycle of 100 points shall
be divided into four blocks, comprising the following points:

1st Block – point No. 01 to point No. 25
2nd Block – point No. 26 to point No. 50
3rd Block – point No. 51 to point No. 75
4th Block – point No. 76 to point No.100

7.3 Points 1, 26, 51 and 76 of the roster shall be earmarked for persons with benchmark disabilities – one point each for four respective categories of disabilities. The Head of the establishment shall ensure that vacancies identified at SI. No.1, 26, 51 and 76 are earmarked for the respective categories of the persons with benchmark
disabilities. However, the Head of the establishment shall decide the placement of the
selected candidate in the roster register.
7.4 All the vacancies arising irrespective of vacancies reserved for Persons with
Benchmark Disabilities shall be entered in the relevant roster. If the vacancy falling at point no. 1 is not identified for the Person with Benchmark Disability or the Head of the establishment considers it desirable not to fill it up by Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities or it is not possible to fill up that post by the Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities for any other reason, one of the vacancies falling at any of the points from 2 to 25 shall be treated as reserved for the person with benchmark disability and filled as such.
7.5 Likewise, a vacancy falling at any of the points from 26 to 50 or from 51 to 75 or from 76 to 100 shall have to be filled by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. The purpose of keeping points 1, 26, 51 and 76 as reserved is to fill up the first available suitable vacancy.
7.6 There is a possibility that none of the vacancies from 1 to 25 is suitable for any category of the person with benchmark disability. In that case two vacancies from 26 to 50 shall be filled as reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities. If the vacancies from 26 to 50 are also not suitable for any category, three vacancies shall be filled as reserved from the third block containing points from 51 to 75. This means that if no vacancy can be reserved in a particular block, it shall be carried over into the next block

7.7 After all the 100 points of the roster are covered, a fresh cycle of 100 points shall start.

7.8 If the number of vacancies in a year is such as to cover only one block (say 25 vacancies) or two (say 50 vacancies), the category of the persons with benchmark disabilities should be accommodated as per the roster points. However, in case, the said vacancy is not identified for the respective category, the Head of the establish

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Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

7th CPC: MoH&FW removed monetary ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government Municipal Hospitals

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No. S.11011/11/2016- CGHS (P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 5th December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to Para 3 (F) of this Ministry’s OM No. 5.11011/16/2016-CGHS (P)/EHS, dated 09.01.2017 regarding monetary ceiling for direct consultation with specialist in Central Government/State Government/Municipal Hospitals, wherein it was mentioned that ”The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the same after consultation with Ministry of Finance.”

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to remove monetary ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government Municipal Hospitals and there is no bar on direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government/State Government/Municipal Hospitals.

3. Other contents of the above said OM will remain unchanged.

(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? Lok Sabha

Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? LOk Sabha

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3164

TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE JANUARY 05, 2018
PAUSHA 15, 1939 (SAKA)

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

QUESTION

3164. SHRI CH. MALLA REDDY:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) under the 7th Central Pay Commission has submitted its interim report, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Deafness Allowance (DA) that crosses the 50 per cent mark, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) whether the Department of Expenditure planning to take the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes if needed, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a): The National Anomaly Committee set up by the Department of Personnel Training in August, 2016 following the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission has not yet met.

(b) to (d): No such proposals are at present under consideration.

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Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1862
ANSWERED ON: 29.12.2017

Revision of Pension by LIC

R. GOPALAKRISHNAN

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the salaries and allowances of the employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) are revised periodically;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the pension of the pensioners of LIC are also revised periodically accordingly and periodically as that of the Central Government employees;

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the steps/measures being taken by the Government to revise the pension of the LIC pensioners as and when the salaries of the serving employees of LIC are revised?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(a) to (e): Revision of scales of pay of the employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is carried out periodically i.e. every five years. Pension of the pensioners of LIC has two components – Basic Pension and Dearness Relief. Dearness Relief gets revised every six months.

Source:Lok Sabha

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Sanctioned strength and Employees in position in Central Government as on 01.03.2016

Sanctioned strength and Employees in position in Central Government as on 01.03.2016

DISTRIBUTION OF REGULAR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES (GROUP-WISE) IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND UNION TERRITORY ADMINISTRATIONS AS ON 01.03.2016

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Erstwhile Group D posts have been categorised as Group C after implementation of recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

GROUP-WISE NUMBER OF SANCTIONED POSTS AND EMPLOYEES IN POSITION, VACANCIES AND THEIR PERCENTAGE TO TOTAL SANCTIONED POSTS AS ON 01.03.2016

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NUMBER OF SANCTIONED POSTS AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN POSITION IN CENTRAL POLICE FORCES

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Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed Government Service and whose pay is debitable to civil estimates

Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed Government Service and whose pay is debitable to civil estimates -reg.

No. Conf/Re-emp.Ex-Service/2016-19

Dated – 01.01.2018

Shri Ajay Narayan Jha,

Secretary
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Room No.129-A, North Block
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed Government Service and whose pay is debitable to civil estimates -reg.

Ref : DoPT O.M. No. F.No. 3/3/2016-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 18.10.2017.

Sir,

1. Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has received numerous complaints from re-employed ex-servicemen on the matter of their initial pay fixation in the re-employed posts. We have taken up this case in the Standing Committee meeting of JCM National Council as an agenda item. Minutes of the Standing Committee meeting circulated in DOP & T OM No.3/3/2016-JCA dated 08-08-2017 is reproduced below:

“S.No.36 – Removal of ambiguity in fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen and grant of the same benefit extended to commissioned officers to Personal Below Officers Rank (PBOR) also.

Reply: Establishment Division in their comments dated 28-03-2017 had stated that –

(i) The first issue relates to pay fixation on re-employment in Civil Services and Public Sector Banks etc. Department of Financial Services (DoFS) is stated to have clarified that pay fixation of ex-servicemen would be through protection of pay plus DA drawn by them at the time of release from the Armed Forces. DoFS orders provide that in addition to the pay fixed on re-employment, pension and other retirement benefits would also be allowed.

(ii) Establishment Division of DOP&T has clarified to Department of Posts that initial pay on re-employment in case of ex-servicemen who had held posts below Commissioned Officers and Civilians below Group-A, shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed posts applicable to the case of direct recruits appointed on or after 01-01-2006.

(iii) Staff side says there is contradictions in the two clarifications and, as a result of the ambiguity, one section has benefited (Personnel who are covered under the instructions of DoFS) while others are not (Personnel who are covered under the instructions of DoPT). JS(E) stated that they had received a number of grievances and the Department of Welfare of Ex-Servicemen had also raised this issue. Presently there are two formulations for pay fixation of ex-servicemen – one for Group-A Posts and another for others – which is not an ideal situation. It was stated that the same is under active consideration and a decision is likely shortly.”

We understand that it is in this background DOPT has circulated a revised draft proposal seeking opinion from other nodal Ministers. In that context, I would like to draw your kind attention to the succeeding facts and circumstances of the case.

History of Rules/ OMs Governing Pay-fixation on Re-Employment

2. Before delving into the above captioned subject, it would be prudent to retrace the evolution of statutory rules governing the initial fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners. The first comprehensive policy on the subject was issued by Department of Expenditure, MoF vide their O.M. No. 8(34)/Est. III/57 dated 25.11.1958 (Annexure-I) which when read in conjunction with Article 510-526 of Central Services Regulation (Annexure-II), inter-alia states that:-

(a) Re-employed pensioners should be allowed only the prescribed scales of pay, that is, no protected time scales such as those available to pre-1931 entrants should be extended to them.

(b) The initial pay, on re-employment should be fixed at the minimum stage of the scale of pay prescribed for the post in which an individual is re-employed. In cases where it is felt that the fixation of initial pay of the re-employed officer at the minimum of the prescribed pay scale will cause undue hardship, the pay may be fixed at a higher stage by allowing one increment for each year of service which the officer has rendered before retirement in a post not lower than that in which he is re-employed.

(c) In addition to (b) above the Government servant may be permitted to draw separately any pension sanctioned to him and to retain any other form of retirement benefit for which he is eligible e.g. Government’s contribution to a Contributory Provident Fund, gratuity, commuted value of pension, etc.

3. The said policy was in vogue till 30.07.1986, with suitable amendments from time to time in so far as the amount of pension to be ignored while fixing the pay in the re-employed post is as given below :-

4. However, the subject was transferred to DoPT in 1986, therefore, all subsequent instructions were issued under the aegis of DoPT. One such impugned instruction is the CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 issued vide DOPT OM No. 3/1/85-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 31.07.1986 (Annexure-VIII). The subject order has been subsequently amended by DOPT vide their O.M. No. 3/19/2009-Estt (Pay-II) dated 05.04.2010 (Annexure-XI), 08.11.2010 (Annexure-XII)and O.M. No. 3/3/2016-Estt (Pay II) dated 01.05.2017(Annexure-X). However, these orders have failed to incorporate ‘Hardship Clause’ for pay fixation in respect of PBORs which has resulted in lot of heartburn and anomalous situation of pay-fixation post 1986 order viz-a-viz pre-1986 retirees. The situation has worsened post implementation of the 6th CPC and the recent 7th CPC, causing large-scale upheaval among PBOR ex-servicemen and further resulting in unending litigation in various courts of law across the country. Confederation has submitted a representation in September 2015 addressed to Shri. Jithendra Singh, Minister for State, Department of Personnel explaining the above position and requested to review the DOP&T orders. The matter was taken up in JCM also as stated above. Under such circumstances, DoPT has now decided to formulate a new policy, for which they have sought comments of Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, MoD, Department of Expenditure, MoF and Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare. I would like to reiterate that unless there is a cogent reason, the policies affecting lives of millions of ex-servicemen should not be arbitrarily amended. This is especially evident from intentional/ unintentional omission of “hardship clause” from pay-fixation orders issued by DoPT which are at variance from the instructions issued by DoE till 1986.

5. It is also brought to the notice of Department of Expenditure that in view of large scale representation/litigation and discontent among re-employed ex-servicemen after issue of DoPT O.M.3/3/2016-Estt (Pay-II) dated 01.05.2017, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, MoD vide their O.M. No 28(11)2017/D (Res-I) dated 24.07.2017 (Annexure-XIII)had suggested DoPT to completely revive the provisions contained in DoE, MoF O.M. No. 8(34)/Est. III/57 dated 25.11.1958. But, the proposal of DESW stated in Para 6 of their above cited O. M. would only be beneficial only if status quo existed till 30.06.1986 is fully revived. In other words, any proposal to revive the 1958 Orders would be beneficial to re-employed ex-servicemen (PBOR) only if the entire pension is ignored for fixation of pay in the re-employed post, i.e. the pension is not to be taken into account while fixing the pay as per Ministry of Defence O.M. No. 2 (1)/83/D (Civ.I) dated 08.02.1983 and Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Expenditure No. F. 4 (3)-E. III (B)/82 dated 13.12.1983.

OPINION/ RECOMMENDATION OF THE CONFEDERATION

Computation of Pre-Retirement Pay for the purpose of Pay-Fixation

6. Similarly, the concept of pre-retirement pay (PRP) has undergone changes to the detriment of re-employed pensioners/ex-servicemen. It may be appreciated that Article 510 of Central Service Regulations, DoE O.M. 5(21)-Est. III(B)/64 dated 15.06.1964(Annexure XIV), DoPT O.M. No. 3/1/86-Estt (P.II) dated 31.07.1986 include all components of pay such as rank pay, increments of pay for length of service, Good Service Pay, Classification Pay and X-Group Pay as a part of PRP. However, the proposal sent by DoPT for comments only takes basic pay as PRP like Armed Forces Officers, while ignoring other components which are part of pension. It would be prudent to mention that PRP of Armed Forces Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) has never been same and treating PRP of Armed Forces Officer as that of PBOR will not only create anomalous situation but also bring financial losses to PBOR.

Treatment of Military Service Pay.

7. It is submitted that as per Part I, Section-3 of Gazette Notification dated 30 August, 2008(Annexure XV), Cabinet Resolution accepted Military Service Pay (Serial 2 of Annexure I-Part A) as part of pay in respect of all defence forces and is to be counted for pay fixation and pension in accordance with Para 2.3.12 of 6th CPC Recommendations(Annexure XVI). However, Defence Ministry arbitrarily overridden the above aspect through their O.M. dated 24.07.2009. Accordingly, DOPT has denied the benefit of MSP to all defence pensioners whereas the said O.M. of MoD was meant only for military officers on their re-employment within Armed Forces. In this context, I humbly refer to enclosed judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on Civil Appeal No 3744 of 2016 dated 08.12.2017(Annexure XVII) on admissibility of MACP on similar lines. In this judgment, Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that cabinet decisions cannot be overridden/ modified through the means of any executive order. Hence, Department of Expenditure may like to take cognizance of this ruling while forwarding its views to DoPT. It is imperative that the issue of MSP while fixing PRP is handled now in the spirit of above judgment which would go a long way in avoiding future litigation.

Methods of Pay Fixation

8. Since, DoPT has proposed to consolidate, rationalise and simplify existing orders on pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen (including reservists and ex-combatant clerks) in a single policy framework, we as representatives of employees including re-employed ex-servicemen, being a major stake holder in the matter would like to suggest that pay fixation policy envisaged from 25.11.1958 to 30.06.1986 may be revived. Accordingly, all re-employed ex-servicemen may be given two options to exercise, whichever may be beneficial to them and the subject option shall have a retrospective effect since 31.07.1986 at the discretion of affected ex-servicemen, as under :-

(a) Option I – The initial pay, on re-employment shall be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post in which the individual is re-employed. After fixing the pay as above, in case the initial pay is lesser than the last pay drawn (pre-retirement pay), such cases are to be treated as causing undue hardship, the pay is to be fixed at a higher stage by granting one increment for each year of service rendered by him, so as to bring the initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay. The pay so fixed is to be treated as “minimum of the pay scale”. In addition to the above, the government servant is permitted to draw pension and all other forms of retirement benefits including Dearness Relief on pension which he is eligible.

(b) Option II – The initial pay of a re-employed pensioner shall be fixed in the time scale of the re-employed post at a stage equivalent to the stage that would have been reached by putting in the Civil Posts, the number of completed years of service rendered in the posts in the Armed Forces. The pay so fixed will not be restricted to the ‘pre-retirement pay’. The pension (including pension equivalent retirement benefit) may be reduced from the pay so fixed after ignoring an amount of Rs.15000/- as proposed by DOPT. In addition to the above, the government servant is permitted to draw pension and all other forms of retirement benefits including Dearness Relief on pension which he is eligible. (The amount of ignorable part of pension and PEG for pensioners re-employed prior to 01.01.2016 will remain at Rs.4000/-).

9. It is requested that the proposals of this Confederation may kindly be considered on merit while formulating DoE views for onward submission to DoPT. I am hopeful that appropriate policy would be formulated in consonance with the spirit of government orders in vogue till 1986.

Thanking You

Encl: As stated.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan,)
Member, Standing Committee,
National Council JCM &
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.
Mob: 09447068125, Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source – http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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Ministry of Finance: Year End Review 2017 – Regarding 7th Central Pay Commission

Ministry of Finance: Year End Review 2017 – Regarding 7th Central Pay Commission

7TH-CPC-Year-End-Review-201

Enhancing the quality of life remained primary goal for Government when it put into implementation the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission to benefit more than 48 Lakh Central Government Employees.

Department of Expenditure (DOE)

  • General Financial Rules (GFRs), 2017 were released on 7th March, 2017 to enable an improved, efficient and effective framework of fiscal management while providing the necessary flexibility to facilitate timely delivery of services.
  • 7th CPC – On 28th June 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances came into effect from 1st July, 2017 benefitting more than 48 lakh Central Government Employees.

While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Cabinet had decided to set-up the Committee on Allowances (CoA) in view of substantial changes in the existing provisions and a number of representations received. The 7th CPC adopted a threepronged approach in examining a total of 197 allowances which involved an assessment of the need for continuation of each allowance, appropriateness of the set of people covered by the allowance and rationalisation which involved clubbing of allowances with similar objectives. Based on the examination on these lines, the 7th CPC recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowance. For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA).
A new paradigm was evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship. The myriad allowances, their categories and sub-categories pertaining to civilians employees, CAPF and defence personnel were fitted into a table called the Risk and Hardship Matrix (R&H Matrix).

Source: DoE

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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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Is the House Rent Allowance paid to Central Government employees as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission sufficient?

Is the House Rent Allowance paid to Central Government employees as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission sufficient?

If the question is to be answered at a superficial level, the answer is yes. Let us analyze things from the angle of a lower rung employee.

An employee is paid HRA at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of his basic salary based on the city where he works. For HRA purpose, cities in India are divided into three groups, namely X, Y and Z, and HRA is paid respectively at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% uniformly for all categories of employees.

A person employed in Delhi will get 24% of his basic salary as HRA and an employee employed in Kanyakumari will get 8% of his basic salary as HRA. The minimum basic salary of a Central Government employee is Rs.18000. Accordingly, a person working in Delhi should get Rs.18000 x 24% = Rs.4320, and a person employed in Kanyakumari should get Rs.18000 x 8% = Rs.1440. But the minimum HRA applicable to all the three group of cities, namely X,Y and Z, are Rs.5400, Rs.3600 and Rs.1800 respectively. Accordingly, an employee working in Delhi will get Rs.5400, while an employee employed in Kanyakumari will get Rs.1800 as House Rent Allowance.

The important point to be noted here is Sixth Pay Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 10%, 20% and 30% for Central Government employees and they were paid accordingly from 2008 to 2015. But the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission to reduce the HRA rates has led to the dissatisfaction among Central Government employees.

Though Seventh Pay Commission salary is paid to Central Government employees from 1-1-2016, the revised HRA paid since 1-7-2017 has increased their dissatisfaction further.

Moreover there was a great expectation for arrear payment for the period January 2016 to June 2017.

Non-fulfillment of these two highly expected demands has made the Central Government employees unhappy with HRA.

Classification

of Cities / Towns

Rate of HRA Rate of HRA

(DA over 25%)

Rate of HRA

(DA over 50%)

X 24 % 27% 30%
Y 16% 18% 20%
Z 8% 9% 10%

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Long term/short term training programs abroad under DFFT scheme 2018-19

Long term/short term training programs abroad under DFFT scheme 2018-19

F.No.12037/41/2017-FTC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi-67
Dated: 18.12.2017

To
(i) Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India
(ii) Chief Secretaries of all State Govemments/U’Ts

Sub: Long term/short term training programs abroad under DFFT scheme 2018-19.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this Departments circular of even number dated 01.12.2017 on the subject cited above and to inform that the queries relating to online application system may be sent to this department at email address dfft2018-dopt@nic.in instead of dfft.2018@nic.in.

2. In case of any change in the Nodal Officer of your Ministry/Department/Organization/State Government/UT regarding DFFT program, It is requested to kindly update this department urgently so that the necessary changes can be made at our end and the necessary longing ID and password may be provided to the concerned officer.

3. A list of instructions for validating and forwarding DFFT online application by Nodal officers is enclosed which must be kept in view while processing/forwarding the applications of the officers.

Encl: As above.

(Shri Prakash Dubey)
Director (Training)
Tele: 26168197

NIC, Training Division, DoPT with request to upload the circular in the website of this Department.

Instructions for Validating and Forwarding DFFT Online AQQlications by Nodal Officers

1. Nodal officers must take approval of the competent authority before forwarding the application to DOPT. For officers of JS and above level approval of Minister is mandatory.

2. Nodal officers must check all the entries filled by the officer in the Annexure-I, especially related to batch year, date of joining etc.

3. Officers on central deputation (other than IAS/CSS/CSSS/SCS) shall apply only for such short term programs which are fully covered under their tenure of Central Staffing Scheme. The nodal officers must obtain the necessary NOC from EO Division, DoPT for the extended period of tenure if the application of such officers includes choice for short term courses which conclude beyond their tenure under the Central Staffing Scheme.

4. The Login Id and Password details will be provided by Training Division, DoPT in the respective e-mail addresses of the Nodal Officers.

5. The User Manual will be emailed to the nodal officers and also the same will be made available in the online Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) module also.

6. Website address for logging in to the Online CCA Module is:
https://dfft.nic.in/ccalloginoffer.aspx

7. Login into the system with the user id and password provided.

8. The List of Online Applications submitted by the officers of respective Ministry/Department/State Government will be displayed after login.

9. The Nodal Officer can select an application and perform the following tasks:

a) View the Application Submitted by the Officers (Annexure-I)
b) Update the Annexure-II Details
c) Finalize the Annexure-II
d) Printout of complete application along with Annexure-II

10. Once finalized, the entire application form (Annexure-I & II) will be available ‘online‘ to DOPT and thereafter no amendments in the applications can be made.

Source: DoPT

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Amendment in the Recruitment Rules for the post of Joint Director (Financial Management) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

Amendment in the Recruitment Rules for the post of Joint Director (Financial Management) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management -regarding.

No.A-12034/05/20 16-ISTM
Government ofIndia
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

Training Division

Old JNU Campus, Block TV, 3rd Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 18th December, 2017

The undersigned is directed to say that as per DoPT’s O.M. No. AB-14017/6112008 – Estt(RR) dated 13.1 0.2015 the proposal for framing /amendment of Recruitment Rules are to be uploaded on the website of respective Ministries/Departments for 30 days for inviting comments from the stakeholders.

2. Therefore, the draft Recruitment Rules to the post of Joint Director (Financial Management), Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi are up loaded on the DoPT’s website for information of stakeholders. All stakeholders are requested to go through the draft Recruitment Rules and furnish their comments, if any, to the undersigned within a period of one month i.e. date of its uploading in the website. In case, no comments received as on date, the Department will proceed further for taking necessary action for amendment of aforementioned draft Recruitment Rules.

(Syed Imran Ahmed)
Under Secretary to the Government ofIndia
Tel: 011-26107967
E-mail: syedimran.ahmed@nic.in

Encl.: As above.
To
All concerned Stakeholders

 

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Part 11,Section 3, Sub-section (i)]
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the December, 2017

G.S.R … In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, and in supersession of the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management Joint Director (Financial Management) Recruitment Rules, 2013, except as respects things done or omitted to have been done, before such supersession the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Joint Director (Financial Management)in the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training namely:

1. Short title and commencement.

(1) These rules may be called the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, (Department of Personnel and Training), Institute of Secretariat Training and Management Joint Director (Financial Management) Recruitment Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of post, classification and Level in the pay matrix.  The number of the said post, its classification and Level in the pay matrix shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit and qualification, etc. The method of recruitment to the said post, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating thereto shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.
4. Disqualification.  No person,

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or
(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post:

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax.  Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing and in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving.  Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxations of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Exservicemen and other special category of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

Source: DoPT

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Expected DA Jan 2018: Central Government Employees losing interest in Expected DA?

Expected DA Jan 2018: Central Government Employees losing interest in Expected DA?

Central Government employees losing interest in Dearness Allowance?

It is becoming very obvious these days that the Central Government employees and pensioners are fast losing interest in Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is given to the Central Government employees once every six months, in order to help them maintain their lifestyle against the rising prices. Fluctuations in the prices of 392 essential items are recorded regularly at 78 various locations and their data is tabulated once every month to calculate the All India Consumer Price Index Number(AICPIN), which is then released by the Centre. Dearness Allowance is thus calculated.

For eight years now, we have been calculating the Dearness Allowance in advance and releasing the numbers. This is why we are able to sense an acute loss of interest among the Central Government employees in recent times to know their next and expected Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is calculated with the employee’s basic salary. For example, a 5 percent Dearness Allowance for an employee who draws a basic salary of Rs. 7000 per month, will translate into Rs. 350. An employee drawing basic salary of Rs. 20,000 will get an additional Rs. 200 if 1 percent Dearness Allowance is sanctioned.

All the Central Government employees, defence personnel and pensioners are now being paid as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, from January 2016 onwards. The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that no changes shall be made in the Dearness Allowance calculations and the method adopted by the Sixth Pay Commission continues to be followed. The centre too had accepted the recommendations.

Under the Sixth Pay Commission method, the Dearness Allowance had increased by 125 percent in the past ten years, from January 2006 to December 2015. It is worth mentioning that at least thrice, a Dearness Allowance of 10 percent was paid to the employees. The table below shows the Dearness Allowance that was paid once every six months.

The loss of interest among the employees probably has something to do with the fact that the increase in Dearness Allowance has only been marginal ever since the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented.

There was no Dearness Allowance for the first six months, January to June 2016. Dearness Allowance of only two percent was given for July to December 2016. It looked as if something was wrong with the calculations, right from the start, but the employees thought that things will improve with time. The Dearness Allowance for January to June 2017 was a mere one percent, which came as a rude shock to all.

The centre claimed that it was because they have the prices under control.

So, what is the Dearness Allowance for the second term of 2017, July to December 2017, likely to be?

This time too, it is not expected to exceed two percent.

We expect the Dearness Allowance to be 7% with effect from January 2018.

DA Table from 1.1.2016 as per 7th CPC

Month/Year CPI(IW)

BY2001=100

Total of

12 Months

12 Months

Average

DA with

Decimal

DA %
Jan-16 269 3152 262.67 0.48
Feb-16 267 3166 263.83 0.92
Mar-16 268 3180 265 1.37
Apr-16 271 3195 266.25 1.85
May-16 275 3212 267.67 2.39
Jun-16 277 3228 269 2.9 2%
Jul-16 280 3245 270.42 3.44
Aug-16 278 3259 271.58 3.89
Sep-16 277 3270 272.05 4.24
Oct-16 278 3279 273.25 4.53
Nov-16 277 3286 273.83 4.75
Dec-16 275 3292 274.33 4.94 4%
Jan-17 274 3297 274.75 5.1
Feb-17 274 3304 275.33 5.32
Mar-17 275 3311 275.92 5.55
Apr-17 277 3317 276.42 5.74
May-17 278 3320 276.67 5.83
Jun-17 280 3323 276.91 5.93 5%
Jul-17 285 3328 277.33 6.09
Aug-17 285 3335 277.92 6.31
Sep-17 285 3343 278.58 6.56
Oct-17 287 3352 279.33 6.85
Nov-17
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What If 7th Pay Commission Is The Last? Will It Help Government Employees?

What If 7th Pay Commission Is The Last? Will It Help Government Employees?

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With the news of increase in the minimum pay of the Central government employees still in limbo, news are making rounds that the 7th Pay Commission will be the last pay commission for the government employees.

The news has indeed brought confusion among the lakhs of government employees as to how will their new salary look like, what will the salary be increased and on what basis the government would increase the salary.

Reports are there that the BJP-led Central government is mulling to go for an alternative without making the employees to wait for 10 years to get a hike in their salary.

Justice A K Mathur, Chairman of the 7th Pay Commission, had earlier stated that revision of salary be done every year on the basis of the available data and price index.

According to reports, the Aykroyd formula may be considered for the pay hike of the central government employess. The said formula takes into account the three basic needs of human being while considering pay hike and salary structure.

“It will be a good initiative if the government comes up with the plan. Yearly increase will help to maintain financial position. However, looking at the recent hike as per the 7th Pay Commission, nothing can be expected from the government,” said a Central government employee.

“Employees are still feeling cheated and agitations are on against the anti-employee policies of the government. In such a situation, in the name of annual hike, doubts are there that we might get deprived of at least what we are getting from the pay commission held every 10 years,” said another employee.

Reviewing the pay matrix periodically instead of waiting for long ten years to revise the salary and allowances will not be an easy task for any government. It may lead to more confusion and bewilderment among the employees, he said.

“If we get what we deserve then the new policy will definitely help, but doubts still persists over its feasibility,” he added.

“There’s no need to talk about a new policy for the employees when the recently implement pay commission is mired in controversy. No employee is happy with the hike in salary and allowances. Without diverting the topic, government should first increase the minimum pay as per the demand of the employee and media should avoid such news which will only deflect and confused the employees,” said a retired Indian Railways employee.

Meanwhile, the government is yet take a decision over the demands of the Central government employees to increase the minimum pay from the present Rs 21,000 to Rs 26,000.

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DoPT: Amendment in the Recruitment Rules for the post of Joint Director (Management Services) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

DoPT: Amendment in the Recruitment Rules for the post of Joint Director (Management Services) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

No.A-12034/03/2016-ISTM
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Old JNU Campus, Block IV, 3rd Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 13th December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment in the Recruitment Rules for the post of Joint Director (Management Services) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per DoPT’s O.M. No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt(RR) dated 13.10.2015 the proposal for framing /amendment of Recruitment Rules are to be uploaded on the website of respective Ministries/Departments for 30 days for inviting comments from the stakeholders.

2. Therefore, the draft Recruitment Rules to the post of Joint Director (Management Services), Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi are uploaded on the DoPT’s website for information of stakeholders. All stakeholders are requested to go through the draft Recruitment Rules and furnish their comments,if any, to the undersigned within a period of one month i.e. date of its uploading in the website. In case,no comments received as on date, the Department will proceed further for taking necessary action for amendment of aforementioned draft Recruitment Rules.

(Syed Imran Ahmed)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 011-26107967
E-mail: syedimran.ahmed@nic.in

Encl: As above. To All concerned Stakeholders

 

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i)]

Government of India Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the December, 2017

G.S.R… – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, and in upersession of the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management Joint Director (Management Services) Recruitment Rules, 2014, except as respects things done or omitted to have been done, before such supersession the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Joint Director (Management Services) in the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training namely:-

I. Short title and commencement.-

(1) These rules may be called the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), Institute of Secretariat Training and Management Joint Director (Management Services) Recruitment Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of post, classification and Level in the pay matrix. – The number of the said post, its classification and Level in the pay matrix shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit and qualification, etc.- The method of recruitment to the said post, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating thereto shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4. Disqualification. – No person, –

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or

(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post:

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax. – Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, and in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving. – Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxations of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex- servicemen and other special category of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

DoPT 2017

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7th Pay Commission Employees unions to meet today on minimum pay hike

7th Pay Commission Employees unions to meet today on minimum pay hike

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Central government employees unions leaders will meet today to discuss their demand of minimum pay hike.It will be the meeting of the Standing Committee Members of Staff Side, National Council JCM over the demand of hiking minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.

National Council (staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) is an umbrella organisation of various Central Government employees’ unions, including Railways, post and telegraph and Income Tax.

In wake of DoPT letter letter, Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary National council (staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery has called for the meeting to give proper reply to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

DoPT letter dated October 30, addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM stating that the demand for increase in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of National Anomaly Committee (NAC).

However, National Anomaly Committee (NAC) has been formed in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations and the government had said the NAC would discuss any pay hike agenda.

Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised with central government employees unions’ leaders in Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s house on June 30, 2016 for hiking Pay and fitment formula through the appoint of a High Level Committee, when the unions had threatened to carry out an indefinite strike on July 11, 2016.

The High Level Committee has not yet been constituted, while the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on June 29, 2016.

Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary National council (staff Side) JCM is also planning to meet PM Modi to raise the minimum pay hike issue before him.

Accordingly, he said, “We have faith in Prime Minister’s office, we have faith in PM Modi. We are sure that in order to maintain good industrial relations in the country, PM Modi will find an alternate solution.”

Media reports already stated that minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation was under consideration of the Central government and NAC was likely to recommend minimum pay hike to Rs 21,000 from existing Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from existing 2.57 times, but DoPT letter now says minimum pay and fitment factor doesn’t come under the purview of the NAC.

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

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