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Interest Subsidy Scheme on home loans for MIG extended by another 15 months

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Interest Subsidy Scheme on home loans for MIG extended by another 15 months

Subsidy of up to Rs.2.60 lakh now available till March, 2019

Centre to look in to concerns of real estate industry to meet affordable housing targets

The central government today announced that the benefit of interest subsidy of about Rs.2.60 lakh on home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) will now be available for beneficiaries belonging to Middle Income Groups (MIG) fir fifteen more months beyond December this year.

This was announced by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs), Government of India, while addressing the ‘Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors Summit’ organized by NAREDCO, in Mumbai today. He said that the government decided to give more time for MIG beneficiaries to avail interest subsidy under PMAY(Urban).

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in his announcement on the 31st of December last year made applicable the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under PMAY(Urban) to MIG, till the end of December this year. Under CLSS, MIG beneficiaries with annual income of above Rs.6.00 lakhs and up to Rs.12.00 lakhs would get an interest subsidy of 4.00% on a 20 year loan component of Rs.9.00 lakhs. Those with annual exceeding Rs.12.00 lakhs and up to Rs.18.00 lakhs would get interest subsidy of 3.00%.

Reiterating the Government’s commitment to meet the Housing for All targets in urban areas by 2022, Shri Mishra urged private investors to invest in affordable housing, being promoted by the Government in a big way with several incentives and concessions.

Shri Mishra later an hour long discussions with a 30 member delegation of NAREDCO and assured them that the Government would look into various issues raised by them in all sincerity and possible interventions would be considered.

The delegation referred to what they called anomalies in GST rates for completed and under construction housing projects, Stamp Duties being higher and kept outside the purview of GST, scarcity of land, delays in granting construction permits, lack of coordination among different municipal agencies, RBI’s high risk weightage for lending to real estate sector despite Real Estate Act coming into force, inadequate bank financing despite Non-Performing Assets in respect of construction being much less than other sectors etc.

The delegation expressed concern over GST and other taxes accounting for over one third of the cost of residential properties.

Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, who addressed the summit yesterday suggested to NAREDCO to have a detailed discussion with Secretary(HUA) for resolving the issues so that affordable housing could be given a boost.

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Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948). The amendment will reduce the redundancy.

The clauses being amended include those pertaining to certain modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948 with regard to:

1. the Membership of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of section 3 and

2. the Membership of State and Joint State Dental Councils under clause (b) of section 21 and clause (b) of section 23 of the said Act.

Background:

As per the existing Act, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/ Joint State Dental Councils. However, it has lost relevance. With a view to reducing the redundancy of the provisions of their representation, the Central Government has decided to delete these provisions so that their representation does not remain mandatory any more.

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Maximum Governance Minimum Government is the government’s motto: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Maximum Governance Minimum Government is the government’s motto: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Swachh Bharat Mission Manual launched

Two Day Regional Conference on Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices concludes in Goa

‘Maximum Governance, Minimum Government’ is the motto of the Central Government. To achieve this motto Government is concentrated on “Citizen-First” mantra, said Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), MoS for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space. He was speaking at the valedictory session of the two-day regional conference on ‘Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices’ which concluded in Goa today.

“Our dream is to bring Government closer to citizens so that they become active participants in the governance process. An important step for Good Governance is the simplification of procedures and processes in the Government so as to make the entire system transparent and faster. To this end Government has taken the decision to scrap 1,500 obsolete rules, started the self-certification process etc. To achieve this, the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has a key role to play,” said Dr. Jitendra Singh.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration were instituted 10 years back and first awards were presented on the 2nd Civil Services Day on April 21, 2007 to the Civil Servants for their innovative ideas and efforts in addressing the problems locally. This motivation is required for improving governance and delivery of services. He said the Priority Programmes for PM’s Award to be presented next year are (i) Pradhan Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); (ii) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY); (iii) Promoting Digital Payments; and (iv) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural &Urban).

Talking about Grievance cell, he informed that Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) enabled a quantum shift in Online Government Service delivery across the country. This aims to further Government’s efforts at revamping of Public Administration system, Public Grievance Redress Mechanism, ushering in e-Governance, Digital India, more so in the context of the goal of ‘Minimum Government with Maximum Governance’ through e-Governance based Citizen Centric End-to-End Online Services. Compared to 2.70 lakh grievances in 2014, 11.94 lakh grievances were received on CPGRAMS (Central Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System) in 2016. In 2017, 9.32 lakhs grievances have already been received till 25.8.17. Due to higher expectations, the grievances have increased more than 4 times in 2016, compared to 2014. However, due to intensive monitoring, the disposal rate has also increased significantly and is presently more than the rate of receipt of grievances. Action on grievances can be tracked with the help of unique grievance registration number. A timeline of two months has been prescribed for disposal of grievances. In case it is not possible, an interim reply with reasons for delay has to be provided.

Right to Information Act (RTI) is now online and from last six months it is available on mobile also, he informed.

Development Manual for District level functionaries by DARPG Swachh Bharat Mission [Gramin] was also launched during the Valedictory function. The purpose of the Development Role manual is to create an enabling mechanism for improved implementation of the Centrally sponsored schemes at the cutting edge, leading to enhanced outcomes in nature and extent. The manual is prepared with inputs from a combination of sources, including interaction with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), review of extant scheme guidelines and circulars issued by MDWS and discussions with the key personnel involved in the implementation of the scheme.

Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar also shared his thoughts on Good Governance, Swachh Bharat, and Grievance redressal mechanisms during the valedictory session.

Shri C. Viswanath, Secretary DARPG in his address said that conferences like these are useful for promoting meaningful confluence of interactions and insights, cross-fertilization of ideas and exchange of constructive views among the policy makers, public figures, peers, practitioners and professionals who may have championed and facilitated the successful implementation of innovations in government processes, administrative reforms, and public service delivery.

With this, the two-day Regional Conference on ‘Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices’ concluded. The DARPG has so far organized 26 such regional conferences to share experiences in the formulation and successful implementation of good governance practices and to facilitate speedy and efficient delivery of public services

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Guidelines to preserve the All India Character of Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)

Guidelines to preserve the All India Character of Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE

D.O. No. 66(1 )/PF.II/2015

31st August, 2017

Dear Secretary,

You are aware that Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) within the framework of National Development Agenda set by Committee of Chief Ministers constituted by NITI Aayog, These schemes cater to pan Indian developmental requirements and are aimed at achieving comparable levels of development and welfare across the States and regions. To this end, it is essential to maintain uniformity in the core features and implementation process of the Schemes, It should be understood that Parliamentary approvals through budget provision and appropriation have been received for implementing the Schemes as per their core features.
2, Accordingly a set of guidelines is enclosed which may be suitably incorporated in the architecture of all the CSSs being implemented by your Ministry/Department to ensure proper adherence to the core features reflecting the all India character.

3, Action taken in this regard may be kindly intimated to the Ministry of Finance.

Warm regards,
Yours sincerely

(Ashok Lavasa)

All Secretaries to the Government of India.

 

Guidelines to preserve the All India Character of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)

The specific name and details of each scheme receive Parliamentary approval through budget provision and the process of appropriation. Therefore, releases of funds for such schemes and their utilization must necessarily be strictly in accordance with the Parliamentary authorization.

(ii) For each CSS, a set of core features consisting of the target group, funding pattern and delivery mechanism apart from its name, logo and tag line may be made unalterable by the State Governments.

(iii) The existing guidelines of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) should be examined and important elements identified which define the national character of the scheme. There should be strict directions against any change to these at local level. Names like National Mission or Prime Minister’s programme should be used to reflect the all India character of CSS.

(iv) All Centrally Sponsored Schemes should make suitable provisions for:

(a) Media Campaign by the Central Ministries/Departments concerned .

(b) Development of common creatives that can be passed on to the States for implementation.

(c) Utilizing Doordarshan and All-India Radio for effective communication.

(d) Short messages could also be sent to beneficiaries for building a national
perspective.

(v) Programmes like the Mid-day Meal and Food Security implemented through 0/0 Food & PDS may be added to the list of programmes under the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) framework.

(vi) Workshops may be organized by the Administrative Ministries to highlight the national character and the role of Central Government in the implementation of these schemes.

(vii) Ministries may take up evaluation of the performance of the schemes by experts as deemed appropriate.

(viii) Branding of Schemes with a well-recognized logo and a tag line is an effective way to project their All-India character. The guidelines should clearly specify the places where the logo should appear in the advertisements, display boards, written communications, etc.

(ix) All Ministries administering CSS may be required to maintain data bases of beneficiaries indexed with their Aadhaar Card and Mobile numbers.

(x) Ministries may establish appropriate mechanism for communication with the beneficiaries of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

(xi) Centrally Sponsored Schemes may be launched simultaneously in several States by dignitaries such as Union Ministers, Member of Parliament etc., to give high visibility and publicity to the Schemes for the information of the public at large.

(xii) Regular campaigns may be conducted involving the beneficiaries to educate them on the features and benefits of the schemes. Success stories may be given wide publicity to provide role models to prospective beneficiaries and implementing agencies.

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Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

F.No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.Coord)

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 4th August, 2017

Subject: Economy Measures – Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings – regarding

The Hon’ble Prime Minister on 5th January 2015 launched the National LED programme to facilitate rapid adoption of LED based home and street

lighting across the country. The programme components, Unnat Jyoti by
Affordable LEOs for All (UJALA) and Street Lighting National Programme (SNLP) are under implementation in 34 States and UTs. This programme along with Building Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of four power sector Central PSUs. EESL works on Energy Services Company (ESCO) model wherein upfront investment is done by EESL and the investment is recouped on annuity basis with performance based guaranteed energy saving during the project period.

2. Pursuant to the above the Central Government has taken a decision for mandatory installation of LED based lighting and energy efficient equipments

(Fans & ACs) in all Government buildings.

3. Government buildings is a major source of energy consumption. Usage of LED based lightings and energy efficient equipments in Government buildings will lead to economy in expenditure and savings in the long run through reduction in energy consumed.

4. Keeping in view the economy in expenditure and savings that will entail, all Ministries/Departments are requested to convert the existing lightings/equipments into LED based lightings and energy efficient equipments on priority utilizing the services of CPWO/EESL.

5. The model Agreement/Contract to be entered in to between the Client Ministry/Department and EESL is enclosed for reference. The Client Ministry/Department and EESL on mutual agreement can modify/amend the provisions of the model Agreement/Contract to suit their specific requirements.

6. In respect of those Government buildings maintained by CPWD but where the electricity bill is borne/paid by the respective Ministries/Departments, CPWD (as third party) will countersign the agreement to provide comfort to the Ministry/Department as well as extending help for implementing the contract.

7. Action taken in this regard be reported to Ministry of Power and Department of Expenditure by 15.08.2017 for monitoring purposes.

(H. Atheli)
Director

To

All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments
Copy to
1. Cabinet Secretary, Government of India
2. Prime Ministers’ Office, South Block

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GST Council Recommends Increase in Maximum Ceiling of Cess Leviable on Motor Vehicles Falling Under Headings 8702 and 8703 to 25% Instead of Present 15%

GST Council Recommends Increase in Maximum Ceiling of Cess Leviable on Motor Vehicles Falling Under Headings 8702 and 8703 to 25% Instead of Present 15%

The GST Council considered the issue of cess leviable on motor vehicles in its 20th meeting held on the 5th of August 2017 and recommended that Central Government may move legislative amendments required for increase the maximum ceiling of cess leviable on motor vehicles falling under headings 8702 and 8703 including SUVs, to 25% instead of present 15% . However, the decision on when to raise the actual cess leviable on the same will be taken by the GST Council in due course.

It was noted that after introduction of GST, the total tax incidence on motor vehicles [GST + Compensation Cess] has come down vis-a-vis the total tax incidence in pre-GST regime. The Schedule to the Goods and Service Tax (GST) (Compensation to State) Act 2017, specifies the maximum rate at which Goods and Service Tax Compensation Cess may be collected. In respect of motor vehicles, the maximum rate at which Goods and Service Tax Compensation Cess may be collected is 15%.

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Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government

7th CPC Allowances extension of Govt decision to Quasi-govt Org, Autonomous Org, Statutory Bodies funded by CG

F. No. 1/1/2016-E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 26th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s OM of even number dated 13.1.2017, regarding extension of revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government and to say that in terms of para 6 thereof, it was mentioned that the Central Government has not taken any decision in regard to various allowances based on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders, the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay scales having been adopted.

2. The decision of the Central Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in regard to allowances in respect of Central Government employees have since been announced as per this Department’s Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 67.2017 and the consequent Government orders have also been issued by this Department in regard to allowances like HRA, Travelling Allowance, Transport Allowance, Family Planning Allowance, etc. The attention is also invited to this Department’s OM No.29/1/2017-E-IIB dated 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided that such of the existing allowances at present admissible in case of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government, as are exactly as per the Central Government pattern, may be revised in accordance with the decision contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated 6.7.2017 read with the Government orders issued in the matter. The provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 29/1/2017-E-IIB dt. 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances shall also be strictly followed. 2

4. All other stipulations including the modalities for additional financial impact on allowances, as contained in the OM dated 13.1.2017 referred to in para 1 above, shall continue to be applicable in regard to these orders.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Source: [www.doe.gov.in]

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Scrapping of Interview for lower level Posts in Central Government to curb corruption – Government press release

Scrapping of Interview for lower level Posts in Central Government to curb corruption – Government press release

As per information available as on 24th July, 2017, 18 States and 7 Union Territories have discontinued the practice of interview in recruitment for lower level posts.

The objective of discontinuation of interview in selection process at lower level posts is to curb corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner and substantially easing the problems of poor aspirants. Union Territory Administration of Daman & Diu has informed that it has benefitted them economically by way of savings on account of non-application of Travelling Allowance/ Daily Allowance and other expenditure involved in calling candidates for interview. Further, Union Territory Administration of Lakshadweep has informed that local aspirants have economically benefitted from this initiative of the Government.

The States of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are yet to decide about discontinuation of interview in the recruitment of lower level posts. The States of Sikkim and Meghalaya have not adopted the process of discontinuation of interviews in recruitment to lower level posts. However, information regarding the State of Nagaland is not available. Further, it has been informed by the State of Odisha that steps have already been taken to implement scrapping of interview system concerning junior level posts (Group B & C) of all Departments.

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

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PAY COMMISSION FOR UNORGANISED SECTOR

Pay Commission For Unorganised Sector

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1352
TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.07.2017

PAY COMMISSION FOR UNORGANISED SECTOR

1352. SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE:

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government reviews the working conditions and pay scales of the workers working in unorganized sector by appointing commissions at regular intervals on the lines of employees of the Central Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) if not, whether the Government has any such proposal in this regard at present; and

(d) if so, the details thereof along with the time by which final decision is likely to be taken in this regard?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (d): The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, provides for fixation/periodic revision of minimum wages in employment to prevent exploitation of workers. Under the Act, the appropriate Government, both the Centre and the States, fixes/revises the minimum wages in scheduled employments falling in their respective jurisdiction. This Act provides for fixation of hours of work, payment of overtime wages besides providing penalties for offences under the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

Source : Lok Sabha

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CSS: Appointments under Central Staffing Scheme

Appointments under Central Staffing Scheme

The Central Staffing Scheme (CSS), which is in operation for decades, provides a systematic arrangement for selection and appointment of eligible officers from the participating services at the level of Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary and Secretary in the Central Government. The appointment of officers from the participating services at the Centre is an ongoing process, which includes shift/elevation of officers from one Ministry/Department to another, due to empanelment, on administrative grounds, etc. During the last three years, 798 IAS officers and 578 Non-IAS officers were appointed under the CSS. 21 officers of the All India Services from Jharkhand cadre have been appointed during this period under the CSS.

To encourage officers from participating services, including the IAS, to come on CSS, circulars are issued twice a year requesting all cadre authorities to nominate eligible officers for deputation. Therein it is indicated that the movement of officers from State level to the Centre and back helps in building up capabilities at the State level and contributing towards developing national perspectives at the decision-making levels in the Government of India. Furthermore, for Foreign/Captive post circulated by DoPT, experience of 2 years under CSS is mandatory. For consideration for Additional Secretary level empanelment, officers should have worked for at least 3 years under the CSS.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Sanjiv Kumar in the Rajya Sabha today.

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The Central Government’s decision on recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowance payment to Pensioners: revised Fixed Medical Allowance and Constant Attendance Allowance on 100% disablement

The Central Government’s decision on recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowance payment to Pensioners: revised Fixed Medical Allowance and Constant Attendance Allowance on 100% disablement 

CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.Vol-III/2017-l8/68

14/07/2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:- The Central Government’s decision on recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowance payment to Pensioners: revised Fixed Medical Allowance and Constant Attendance Allowance on 100% disablement regarding.

Attention is invited to Ministry of Finance, Dcpartment of Expenditure Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated-6th July, 2017 on the above subject whereby it has been decided to revise the existing rates of following allowances for Pensioners:

Sl.No. Name of the Allowance Existing Rates  Revised Rates
1. Fixed Medical Allowance Rs.1000/- Rs.500/-
2. Constant Attendance Allowance on 100% disablement Rs.4500/-  Rs.6750/-

These revised rates are payable w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Departments of all the banks are requested to arrange to credit the pensions/family pensions to the bank accounts from the month of July, 2017 onwards, for the respective pensioners who are already being paid above allowances, with the revised rates without waiting for any specific/separate authority from CPAO for such Pensioners.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

sd/-
(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)

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Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc.

7th CPC Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners: PCDA Circular No. C-168 (In amendment of C-164)

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)

DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. C-168

No: G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech

Dated: – 10 .07.2017.

To,
————————————–
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(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject: – Implementation of Govt’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, etc.

Reference: – (i) GOI, Deptt. of P&PW O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A), dt. 6th July, 2017.

(ii) This office important circular no. C-164, bearing no.G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech, dated 30th May 2017.

GoI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has issued a CONCORDANCE TABLE vide O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A), dated 6th July, 2017 for revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners based on notional pay fixed as on 01.01.2016. A copy of the same has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for easy accessibility of all concerned. This table should be used to arrive at notional basic pay in the pay matrix of 7th CPC.

2. Reference of this office DO letter of even no. dt. 02/06/2017 is also invited, under which it was requested to all HODs that a Nodal Officer may be nominated who can be contacted for expediting the process and resolving any issue which is encountered. Details such as telephone number, mobile no., email -id etc. may kindly be intimated immediately if not already done, by email to gograntonecivil.dad[at]hub.nic.in .

3 Reference may kindly be made to this office circular no. C-164 dated 30.05.2017 wherein methodology for revision of pension consequent upon issue of GOI, DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A), dated 12.05.2017 was conveyed. Several queries in form of letter, email, phone calls are being received for clarification of certain provisions of the ibid circular. It has been decided, therefore to circulate such clarification through this circular. Hence, topic wise clarifications are appended below:-1

a). HOO Code:

(i) At Para 20 of the circular C-164 dated 30.05.2017, it was mentioned that HOO code shall to be obtained by sending email to pcdapedp.cgda@nic.in in the prescribed proforma duly signed by Head of Office (HOO) and Head of Department (HOD). It has been seen that request for HOO code allotment is being received in this office in very sparse manner. Since, this code is mandatory for preparation of LPC-cum- Datasheet and also for transmission of PPOs to Head of Offices, it is requested to impress upon the Head of Offices functioning under your jurisdiction to kindly forward the request for allotment of HOO code immediately in prescribed manner. It is worthwhile to mention here that the term ‘Head of Department’ refer to organization such as OFB, AOC, ENG., DRDO, AF, Navy, DAD, Coast Guard etc. and Head of Office indicates the Unit (say a Factories under OFB, a laboratories under DRDO etc.) which are required to send claim for pension sanction/revision to this office. It is also planned to soon modify existing LPC-cum- Datasheet which is presently being used for processing regular pension claims for other types of pension including superannuation etc. Therefore, timely allotment of HOO Code will avoid any delay in preparation of pension claims.

(ii) It may be kept in mind while filling HOO registration form that column ORGANISATION should be filled with organisation code(as being filled in 1st column of existing LPCs) of HOD. For example if HOD is Factory organisation then ORGANISATION Column shall be filled as : 01.

(iii) It has been observed that in some cases HOO Code has been allotted, but the same isshowing error while filling LPC-cum- Datasheet through Utility because the leading zero is dropped and then the code consists of 5 digits only. The utility has been updated and the revised version of the utility is now available on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in .

b) LPC-CUM-DATA SHEET

(i). HOO Name (Column2):- It has also been observed that in the field of ‘HOO Name’ name of officer holding that appointment is mentioned. In this regard, attention is invited to filling instructions of Column 2 which mentions clearly that the column will be filled with ‘office name’ of the pensioners. For example if Govt. employee retired from HQ CWE SHIMLA HILLS JUTGAON CANTT SHIMLA, this column shall be filled as HQ CWE SHIMLA. In no case, name of the officer who is Head of the Unit or appointed to act as HOO under Delegation of Financial Power Rules 1976 should be mentioned.

(ii) In the field of PPO no., slashes ‘/’ are also being indicated. While it is clearly mentioned in filling instruction that PPO no. should be filled without slashes. For example if PPO no. is C/MISC/10250/2016, it should be filled as CMISC102502016 .

(iii) Date of Birth, Date of Appointment and Date of Retirement should be filled in (MMDDYYYY) format. For example if Date of Birth is 5th February 1950 it shall be filled as 02/05/1950. Alternatively calendar facility provided in the utility may be used.

(iv) It has been observed that pay scale at the time of retirement is not being filled in the corresponding column as provision mentioned under the caption ” PAY DETAILS”. For example: if, Govt. employee retired under 4th CPC in Pay scales 5900-200-7300 with last pay drawn 6100/- all columns from 4th CPC Pay Scale and onward should be filled properly. For example :-

4th CPC Scale (as 01.01.1986) : 31 (5900-200-7300)
4th CPC Pay/Notional Pay (as 01.01.1986) : 6100
5th CPC Pay (as 01.01.1996) : 29 (18400-500-22400)
5th CPC Pay/Notional Pay (as 01.01.1996) : 18400
6th CPC Pay Band(as 01.01.2006) : 4 (PB-IV)
Grade Pay (as 01.01.2006) : 10000
6th CPC Pay/Notional Pay (01.01.2006) without grade pay : 44700
7th CPC Level of Pay : L14
7th CPC Pay Index : 1
7th CPC Notional Pay (as on 01.01.2016) : 144200

(v) Basic Pension as on 01.01.2016 (Column 29) It has been observed that in some cases this column is filled with 50% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016, which is not correct. Filling instruction in this regard is very clear, this column is meant to reflect basic pension as on 01/01/2016 as per pre-revised scale of 6th CPC. In other words pensionary entitlement under 6th CPC should be multiplied by 2.57 and this results need to be reflected in this column.

(vi) Name of PDA (Column 45) : As per filling instructions if PDA is Bank (Code-9), then filling of Column no. 45 to 51 i.e. PDA Station, Name of Bank, Bank Account no., IFSC code of Paying Branch and BSR Code of CPPC must not be left blank.

c) Vetting of Data Sheet

(i). At Para 20 of the circular C-164 dated 30.05.2017, it was mentioned that in the annexed proforma of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet, the claim will be forwarded along with all concerned documents by the H.O.O/H.O.D to PCDA (Pension) Allahabad after getting it vetted from PAO/LAO attached. In this connection it is clarified that it is not necessary to get LPC-cum- Datasheet vetted by both authority i.e by PAO and LAO. Any one of the two may vet the LPC-cum- Datasheet before forwarding to this office.

4. In view of the foregoing, Head of Departments are requested to issue suitable instructions (along with copy of this circular) to all the Head of Offices under their administrative control to ensure that claims on the subject matter are floated in accordance with clarification given in above Paras without delay. It is further requested that HOD’s may evolve suitable mechanism to monitor progress in forwarding of LPC-cum-Data Sheet by their sub -offices functioning as on Head of Office.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CDA (P)

No: G1/C/0199/ Vol-I/Tech
Dated: 10 /07/2017

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/

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Air Travel Entitlement for JCOs in Defence Forces

Air Travel Entitlement for JCOs in Defence Forces

According to the Gazette Notification issued by the Government on 6.7.2017, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) are now eligible to travel by Air.

Those who are in Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix (Pre-Revised Grade Pay 4200, 4600 and 4800), as the Travel entitlement for them so far is AC II by Train only. Now the are entitled to Travel By Air in Economy Class.

Level 6 to 8 pertain to the three ranks of JCOs – Naib Subedar, Subedar and Subedar Major – in the Army, and their equivalents in the Navy and Air Force. Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.

7th CPC Recommendations on Travel Entitlements: The 7th Pay Commission opines that the present provisions are adequate. Hence, status quo is recommended with the present system of differentiation based on Grade Pay duly substituted by the Levels of the Pay Matrix.

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Central Government fails to implement 7th pay commission arrears on allowances

Central Government fails to implement 7th pay commission arrears on allowances

New Delhi: Despite all that has been said about the arrears on allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, an important issue for central government employees, which has now been notified on June 6 without arrears.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had claimed his commitment to implement the allowances after four months of the basic pay hike but it failed to come true.

More than 18 months have passed since the 7th pay commission report was submitted and 11 months have elapsed since the union cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for basic salary hike of central government employees, the centre now notified 7th pay commission allowances without arrears.

The government has given 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 increased allowances, which comes into effect from July 1, 2017.

The government used delaying tactics to save the government money to pay revised allowances without arrears. Hence the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was formed for examination allowances.

However. the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances and gave nod accordingly but no recommendation of the ‘Committee on Allowances’ was approved.

The delay in the implementation of allowances is chiefly because of the financial gains of the government, while financial condition of the government is very sound.

The delayed implementation of allowances have saved the government nearly Rs 40,000 crore.

The non-payment of arrears on allowances has caused tremendous irritation and frustration among the central government employees.

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All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Amendment Rules, 2017

All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Amendment Rules, 2017: Notification dated 15.06.2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 15th June, 2017

G.S.R. 596(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (I) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government. after consultation with the State Governments, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Amendment Rules, 2017.

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

2. In the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 2, after clause (b). the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(ba) “competent authority” means the authority as mentioned in sub-rules (7A) and (7B) of rule 9 to decide the representation of the officer reported upon against performance appraisal report disclosed to the member of Service”.

3. In the said rules, after rule 4, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“4A (I) The performance appraisal report shall be generated and written by the officer reported upon electronically in the form as specified in Schedule 2.

(2) The comments of the reporting, reviewing and accepting authority shall be recorded electronically in case he is a government servant.

(3) The political executives may record their comments manually and the performance appraisal report so recorded shall be uploaded electronically as per time frame specified in Schedule 2:

Provided that in certain cases, with the approval of the Government and for reasons to be recorded in writing, performance appraisal report may be generated and written manually by the officer reported upon and any of the reporting authorities, that is, reporting or reviewing or accepting authority as per the guidelines specified by the Central Government from time to time

Provided further that prior approval of the Central Government in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training shall be taken in cases where permanent exemption from electronic filing of performance appraisal report is sought on the grounds of national security, etc. for a particular class of posts”.

4. In the said rules, in rule 5,-

(i) for sub-rule (2). the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely

“(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (4). a performance appraisal report shall also be written when either the reporting or reviewing or accepting authority who is a government servant or the member of the Service reported upon relinquishes charge (other than retirement) of the post, and, in such a case, the report shall be written within the time frame as specified in Schedule 2 for completion of performance appraisal report in paragraph 9 of general guidelines for filling of the performance appraisal report form.”

(ii) for the first and second provisos to sub rule (3). the following provisos shall be substituted. namely

“Provided that only one report shall be written on a member of the Service for a particular period during the course of the financial year:

Provided further that if the member of Service occupies more than one post, the Government shall identify the post (substantive or additional charge) to report or review, well in advance of the relevant assessment year.”

(iii) after sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(3A) In general one person shall write the performance appraisal reports in the capacity of reporting, reviewing or accepting authority for a given period of time

Provided that if more than one person supervises the performance of the member of Service for a given period of time. the Government shall identify the persons to report or review well in advance of the relevant assessment year.”

(iv) sub-rule (7) shall be omitted.

5. In the said rules, in rule 6, sub-rule (4) shall be omitted.

6. In the said rules, in rule 7, sub-rule (2) shall be omitted.

7. In the said rules, after rule 7, the following rules shall be inserted, namely:

7A. Restriction on reporting authority, etc. in certain cases. – Notwithstanding anything contained in rules 5, 6 and 7, it shall not be competent for the reporting authority, reviewing authority or accepting authority to write a performance appraisal report where the authority reporting the performance appraisal report is a government servant, after one month of his retirement from service; and in other cases, after one month of the date on which he demits office.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule,-

(a) a Minister shall not be deemed to have demitted the office if he continues to be a Minister in the Council of Ministers with a different portfolio or in the Council of Ministers immediately reconstituted after the previous Council of Ministers of which he was a Minister with the same or a different portfolio provided the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister, as the case may be, continues in office.

(b) a Minister shall be deemed to have demitted the office where pursuant to fresh elections, a new Council of Ministers has been reconstituted, even if the Minister who was in the earlier Council of Ministers finds a place in the new Council of Ministers with the same or different portfolio.

7B. Treating performance appraisal report as non-est. – The performance appraisal report, not recorded in terms of the provisions of these rules and instructions issued thereunder. shall be treated as non-est:

Provided that all the performance appraisal reports filed manually without approval of the Government to do so shall be treated as non-est”.

8. In the said rules, in rule 9,

(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“(l) The full annual performance appraisal report, including the overall grade and assessment of integrity, shall be disclosed electronically to the officer reported upon, after finalisation by the accepting authority except in the cases where it is generated manually, to enable the officer reported upon to represent his case.”

(ii) for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:

“(4) The accepting authority shall within fifteen days from the date of receipt of comments from the officer reported upon forward the same to the reviewing and the reporting authority and call for their views on the comments and the comments of reporting and reviewing authority are required to be sought even if they have retired or demitted or relinquished office, and in case the comments of reporting and reviewing authority are not received within fifteen days from the date of receipt, it shall be presumed that reporting and reviewing authority have no comments to offer.”

(iii) for sub-rule (7), the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely:

“(7) If the accepting authority is of a level below the Minister in the State or in the Central Government, then the competent authority to decide the representation shall be one level higher than the accepting authority and in such cases the accepting authority shall forward the comments of the officer reported upon along with the views of the reporting authority, reviewing authority and his own views to the competent authority within fifteen days of receipt of the views of the reviewing authority, and the comments of the accepting authority are required to be sought even if he has retired or demitted or relinquished office.

(7A) The competent authority shall consider the comments of the officer reported upon, the views of the reporting authority, reviewing authority and accepting authority and after due consideration, the competent authority may accept them and modify the performance appraisal report with a speaking order and the final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the views of the accepting authority.

(7B) If the accepting authority is the Minister in the State (including the Chief Minister) or the Minister in the Centre, then the competent authority to decide the representation will be the accepting authority himself and in such cases the accepting authority shall consider the comments of the officer reported upon, the views of the reporting authority and the reviewing authority and after due consideration may accept them and modify the performance appraisal report accordingly and the decision and final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the views of the reviewing authority, and the comments of the reporting and the reviewing authority are required to be sought even if he has retired or demitted or relinquished office.

(7C) If the competent authority has not seen the work for the reporting period, the representation shall be referred to the Referral Board.”

(iv) in sub-rule (9). in clause (a), for the words “and the accepting authority”. the words the accepting authority and the competent authority” shall be substituted;

(v) after clause (b) ofsub-rule (9), the following proviso shall inserted, namely:

“Provided that where the representation has been sent to the Referral Board when the competent authority has not seen the work of the officer reported upon, the Referral Board shall consider the representation of the officer reported upon in the light of the comments of the reporting authority, the reviewing authority and the accepting authority and confirm or modify the performance appraisal report. including the overall grade and the decision of the Referral Board shall be in respect of both factual observations and errors of facts and the decision of the Referral Board shall be final and the final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the decision of the Referral Board”.

9. In the said rules. for rule 10, the following rule shall be substituted. namely:-

10. Memorial against assessment. – Nothing in these rules shall be deemed to preclude an officer from making a memorial within the period of ninety days to the President on the performance appraisal report. as provided under rule 25 ofthe All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969:

Provided that in cases where due to unavoidable circumstances it is not possible to make a memorial under these rules within the said period of ninety days, the competent authority may relax the timeline for submission of the memorial.”.

[F.No. 11059/01/2016-AIS-III]

RAJESH KUMAR YADAV,

Under Secy. (Services)

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India. vide number G.S.R. 197(E), dated the 14th March. 2007 and were subsequently amended as under:-

(i) G.S.R. 296 (E), dated 16th April, 2007,
(ii) G.S.R. 256 (E). dated 3lst March, 2008,
(iii) Notification No. 11059/06/2010-AIS(III), dated the 22nd December, 2010.
(iv) Notification No. 11059/03/2012-AIS(III), dated the 19th February, 2013.

RAKESH SUKUL

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Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 12th June, 2017

G.S.R. 575(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, hereby makes the following rules to amend the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, namely:- 1.

1. These rules may be called the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 20 I 7.

2. They shall be deemed to have come into force on the I st day of January, 2016.

2. In the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016.-

(i) in rule 2, for clause (xi), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(xi) “Level in the Pay Matrix” shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in the Pay Matrix in APPENDIX-I” ;

(ii) for rule 7, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“7. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation.- If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government, after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay of the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay they would have entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the 1st January, 2016″

[F.No.14021/1/2016-AIS-II]

RAJESH KUMAR YADAV, Under Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published vide notification number G.S.R. 870(E), dated the 8th September, 2016. APPENDIX-I Pay Matrix (w.e.f 01.01.2016)

APPENDIX-I

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RAKESH SUKUL

Source: DoPT

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The Central Government abolished various Cesses in the last three years for smooth roll-out of GST

The Central Government abolished various Cesses in the last three years for smooth roll-out of GST 

The Central Government in the last three General Budgets viz 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 has gradually abolished various cesses on goods and services in order to prepare the ground for smooth roll- out of Goods and Service Tax (GST) from 1st July, 2017. The Central Government has taken this step in stages by abolishing various cesses so that it is easier to fit in various goods and services in different tax slabs for GST.

The Central Government in its General Budget 2015-16 had abolished Education Cess, including Secondary and Higher Education Cess on taxable services, and exempted Education Cess on excisable goods as well as Secondary and Higher Education Cess on excisable goods.

In its General Budget 2016-17, the Central Government abolished cess on cement, strawboard, three cesses including cess on Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore Mines and Chrome Ore Mines by amending Labour Welfare Cess Act, 1976, Tobacco cess by amending the Tobacco Cess Act 1975, and Cine Workers Welfare Cess by amending the Cine Workers’ Welfare Cess Act 1981 among others.

In its General Budget 2017-18, the Central Government abolished Research and Development cess by amending the Research and Development Cess Act.

 Through Taxation Laws Amendment Act 2017, the following cesses are abolished. However, the date of the implementation will coincide with the date of the GST roll-out:

  1. The Rubber Act 1947 – Cess on Rubber
  2. The Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951 – Cess on Automobile
  3. The Tea Act 1953 – Cess on Tea
  4. The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Act, 1974 – Cess on Coal
  5. The Beedi Workers’ Welfare Cess Act 1971 – Cess on Beedis
  6. The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act 1977 – Cess levied on Water consumed by certain industries and by local authorities.
  7. The Sugar Cess Act 1982, the Sugar Development Fund Act 1982 – Cess on Sugar
  8. The Jute Manufacturers Cess Act 1983 – Cess on Jute Goods manufactured or produced or in part of Jute.
  9. The Finance (2) Act 2004 – Education Cess on Excisable Goods
  10. The Finance Act, 2007 – Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Excisable Goods
  11. The Finance Act 2010 – Clean Energy Cess
  12. The Finance Act 2015 – Swachh Bharat Cess
  13. The Finance Act 2016 – Infrastructure Cess and Krishi Kalyan Cess

 However, the following cesses will continue to be levied under the GST regime since they pertain to customs or goods which are not covered under the GST regime:

  1. The Finance (2) Act 2004 – Education Cess on Imported Goods
  2. The Finance Act, 2007 – Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Imported Goods
  3. Cess on Crude Petroleum Oil under the Oil Industry Development Act, 1974
  4. Additional Duty of Excise on Motor Spirit (Road Cess)
  5. Additional Duty of Excise on High Speed Diesel Oil (Road Cess)
  6. Special Additional Duty of Excise on Motor Spirit
  7. NCCD on Tobacco and Tobacco Products and Crude Petroleum Oil.

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Central Government mulls raising retirement age of Group A officers

Central Government mulls raising retirement age of Group A officers.

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New Delhi:The central government is taking into consideration suggestions to raise the retirement age of Group A officers to accommodate the increasing number of senior bureaucrats in administration.

A top official of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on condition of anonymity said there had been active discussion over the matter and DoPT had received views from certain stakeholders to review the retirement age of Group A officers.

He however said that any changes made to the retirement age of Group A officers would not be done in the near time as a lot of engagements with stakeholders need to be done first.

“The government is looking into that, in fact DoPT has received suggestions that the kind of acumen the Group A officers achieve by the time they reach the age of 60 should be put to use for another two years.

So, the government is seriously thinking of enhancing the retirement age of the Central Group A officers to 62 to cover the cost of ageing population.

“Amongst 48.85 lakh central government employees, 85% are holding Group-‘C’ posts and 12% are holding Group-‘B’ posts whereas employees holding Group -‘A’ posts are only about 3%,” he said.

The official said any proposal to increase the retirement age of the Central Group A officers would not be hampering the financial heath of the government as only 3 per cent regular Group A officers, who will get this facility.

Besides Central Group A officers, it will also be implemented to All India Service officers (IAS, IPS and IFS), he confirmed.

He added increasing the bar on retirement age would halt the job progress of those in the lower position to get promoted.

“If government keep raising, those who are supposed to be promoted will be affected … the government accept the idea but government needs to study it thoroughly,” he also said.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has more than 65% of its population below the age of 35, but at the moment the government plans to increase the retirement age of Group A officers as average life expectancy rises.

There are several secretaries heading different departments have to cross their retirement age, but now they may be retained by the government owing to their experience and expertise.

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Procedural actions for revision of pension of pre-1.1.2016 retirees of Central Government in pursuance of the OM of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare dated 12.5.2017

Procedural actions for revision of pension of pre-1.1.2016 retirees of Central Government in pursuance of the OM of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare dated 12.5.2017

No.1(13)/EV/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 23rd May, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Procedural actions for revision of pension of pre-1.1.2016 retirees of Central Government in pursuance of the OM of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare dated 12.5.2017 – Regarding.

The Ministries/Departments of the Central Government are aware of the orders issued by Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) contained in their OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.5.2017 regarding revision of pension of pre-1.1.2016 retirees. In terms of para 4 thereof, the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF’s who retired/died prior to 1.1.2016 may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. The said OM further provides that this will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. 50% of the notional pay as on 1.1.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016.

2. The Ministries/Departments are aware that actual implementation of the aforesaid order contained in the OM dated 12.5.2017 of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare involves a procedure for revision of pension of such pensioners, which covers a number of agencies like the Heads of Departments/Heads of Offices, under whose administrative control a particular pensioner had worked before retirement/death, the concerned PAOs, pension accounting organizations like CPAO in case of civil pensioners and similar pension accounting organizations pertaining to pensioners in Ministries of Railways, Defence and Department of Posts, etc. Therefore, a coordinated action amongst these agencies is required to ensure that revision of pension in such cases is processed expeditiously.

3. Accordingly, while the substantive matter pertaining to revision of pension of pre-1.1.2016 Central Government retirees concerns Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare as already provided in their aforesaid OM dated 12.5.2017 and any further substantive order thereon issued by them, there are certain procedural actions which need to be taken by the concerned administrative agencies in each Ministry/Department as well as the pension accounting organisations like the Central Pension Accounting Office under the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure; Controller General of Defence Accounts under the Ministry of Defence and similar pension accounting organisations under the Ministry of Railways and Department of Posts etc so that appropriate implementation of the orders of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare as per their OM dated 12.5.2017 is carried out expeditiously.

4. In order, therefore, to put the procedural issues in this regard in perspective and to provide for coordinated action amongst the concerned agencies, the following procedural points of action are to be taken by the concerned agencies as brought out below:

(A) Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance

(i) The fitment tables for fixation of notional pay will be worked out by the Department of Expenditure and provided to Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare for appropriate guidelines for the purpose of issue of any further substantive order in the matter.

(B) Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

(i) The appropriate guidelines/ instructions for revision of pension based on fitment tables for notional pay will be issued for use by the pension revising administrative authorities, PAOs and pension accounting organisations in the Central Government.

(C) Pension Accounting Authorities

(i) The Central Pension Accounting Office in case of civil pensioners and similar pension accounting offices in the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways, Department of Posts etc., shall pass on the available and relevant data of live pensioners to the concerned PAOs by 31.05.2017, if such data is already available with them. This action will be completed within two weeks. In cases where the data is not available, the same will be obtained by the pension accounting offices from the disbursing banks and shall be passed on to the concerned PAOs. This action will be taken up simultaneously and completed within four weeks.

(ii) The pension accounting offices, while passing on the data to the concerned PAOs, may also devise a suitable mechanism for electronic revision, as far as possible, to enable PAOs to process the cases of pension revision expeditiously.

(iii) The central pension accounting offices like the CPAO, at the time of passing on the data to the concerned PAOs, shall send a few illustrative examples on pension revision in such cases to the pension disbursing Banks to enable them to consider suitable changes in the software, if necessary, for the purpose.

(D) Pay & Account Office (PAO)/Head of the Department.

(i) The concerned PAOs, on receiving data from the pension accounting organizations, shall immediately, and not later than 3 days from the receipt of data, pass on the data to the concerned administration/establishment Branches/Heads of the Office (HOO)s under various Heads of Department (HODs) of the Ministries/Departments. The HOOs will also check their records to ascertain the actual numbers of retirees.

(ii) The concerned administration/establishment branches/Heads of Offices (HOO) under various Heads of Departments (HODs) of the Ministries/Departments shall take action to revise the pension in case of retirees who had worked under their administrative control, based on the orders issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare dated 12.5.2017 and any further order containing the fitment table providing for notional pay, after due verification of the relevant records.

(iii) In cases where records are readily available with the HoD/DDO, the action to process revision of pension shall be initiated forthwith and not later than 30 days from the date of receipt of the list of pensioners by the PAOs from the CPAO. In such cases, revised pension cases will be sent to the PAOs for further necessary action by the concerned administrative Branches/HOOs, which normally process the pension cases in case of employees under their administrative domain on their retirement/death.

(iv) In cases where records are not readily available, the concerned HOOs/HODs will ensure appropriate action for verification of such cases and ensure expeditious revision of pension as per the prescribed procedure and passing on the same to PAOs for further necessary action.

(v) On receipt of revised pension cases from the administrative/establishment branches, the PAOs shall take further appropriate action expeditiously and pass on the duly verified pension revision authorities to the pension accounting offices like the CPAO, which will in turn take further action to issue necessary instructions/authority to the disbursing Banks without delay.

(vi) Once the revised pension authority is received by the Banks, they will ensure timely payment of revised pension and arrears, if any, to the accounts of pensioners.

5. In order to ensure effective monitoring of the progress of pension revision based on the procedure outlined above, a monitoring mechanism will also be followed as brought out below:

(i) DOP&PW will periodically monitor the Ministry-wise progress of pension revision. For this purpose, Ministry-wise details would be made available by the respective pension accounting organisations, viz, CPAO, CGDA, etc, to the Department of P&PW.

(ii) The progress of pension revision at the HOD/HOO level will be monitored by the concerned JS(Admn) of the Ministry/Department on a weekly basis. This will be included as one agenda in the Senior Officers Meetings (5OM) in each Ministry/Department.

(iii) CPAO and similar pension accounting organisations shall place online a dashboard of the progress of revision of pension cases with PAOs, CCAs, nodal authorities of Ministries/Departments and Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare.

(iv) In order to ensure timely action on the part of Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts/PAOs and Pension Accounting Organisations, a weekly progress meeting shall be held at the level of Chief Controller of Pension and this shall be monitored on monthly basis by Controller General of Accounts, CGDA and similar levels in the Ministry of Railways, Department of Posts, etc.

sd/-

(Amar Nath Singh)

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7th CPC Revised Civilian Pay Matrix : Gazettee Notification

7th CPC Revised Civilian Pay Matrix : Gazettee Notification

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Expenditure)

RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 16th May, 2017

No. 1-2/2016-IC. Whereas, vide its Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC notified in the Gazette of India, dated the 25th July, 2016, the Government of India accepted the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the categories of employees covered in the Terms of Reference contained in its earlier Resolution No.1/1/2013-E.III(A) dated the 28th February, 2014.

And, whereas, the Government has considered it necessary to make the following changes in the recommendations of the said Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the said categories of employees, namely:-

(1) The Defence Pay Matrix, (except Military Nursing Service (MNS)), which has 24 stages shall be extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix;

(2) The Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 12A and 13 of Defence Pay Matrix shall be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. The Defence Pay Matrix (except MNS) shall, accordingly, be revised;

(3) To rectify the factual errors appearing in Level 10B and Level-12 of the pay matrix of MNS and in view of the changes in the IOR in the Defence Pay Matrix, the first stage of corresponding Levels of Pay Matrix of MNS shall also change. Accordingly, the Pay Matrix (MNS) shall be revised;

(4) The IOR of Level-13 of Civil Pay Matrix shall also be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. Accordingly, the Civil Pay Matrix as contained in Annexure-1 mentioned in para 6 of the aforesaid Resolution dated the 25th July, 2016 shall be revised. The revised Civil Pay Matrix is at Appendix-1;

(5) The provision contained in para 13 of the aforesaid Resolution dated 25th July, 2016 shall be revised to the extent that the benefit of pay protection in the form of personal pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, as envisaged therein, shall be given effect from 1st January, 2016 instead of 25th July, 2016. Further, this benefit shall also be extended to officers from Services under Central Staffing Scheme, coming on deputation to Central Government, on posts not covered under Central Staffing Scheme.

ORDER

Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned.

R. K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy.

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