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Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

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Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Strike on 15th November 2018 – Memorandum to be submitted to Governor, Chief Minister, MP, Leaders of Political Parties, Trade Unions, Eminent personalities etc,

Dear Comrades,

All the affiliated organizations and C-o-Cs are requested to submit the following Memorandum to all concerned during the month of August, 2018. While taking the copy, in the first para delete the designations shown in brackets which are not required.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mobile & whatsapp:09447068125
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS

MEMORANDUM

Memorandum submitted to —————————- on the grievances of Central Government employees and Pensioners.

No………………………… Date…………

Respected Sir/Madam,

We, on behalf of 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Pensioners, seek your benign intervention to settle the following genuine grievances pending redressal for the last many years. We have brought these issues to the notice of the Central Government several times and also discussed in the negotiating forum which meets rarely. Inspite of our best efforts the issues could not be settled due to the unhelpful attitude of the Government. Having left with no other alternatives, we have been compelled to declare one day nationwide strike of Central Government employees on 15th November 2018. It is in this background, we are approaching your goodself for your kind intervention, so that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for early settlement.

1. Scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (Known as New Pension Scheme – NPS) and restore Defined Benefit Pension Scheme under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all Central Government Employees, joined in service on or after 01-01-2004.

2. Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers to the Leaders of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government employees regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula for Pay revision from 01-01­2016.

3. Regularisation and grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department. Implement all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report without any modifications or dilution

4. Pension Parity recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission (Option-I)

5. Filling up of all vacant posts. There are about six lakhs vacant posts remaining unfilled in various Central Government departments.

6. Stop closure of Government establishments

7. Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of all Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments

9. Stop attack on trade union rights and ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) scheme at National and Departmental level.

10. Grant of five promotions during the entire service career of each employee .

At present almost all employees in the Group B and Group-C cadres retire from service with maximum three promotions only. Our request to ensure minimum five promotions in one’s career is not considered favourably by Government.

The above are some of the main issues agitating the minds of lakhs of central Govt. Employees and pensioners for long. Once again request your kind intervention.

With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,

Source : Confederation

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Confederation: Revision of minimum pay, fitment formula – high level committee not yet constituted

REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY, FITMENT FORMULA – HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE NOT YET CONSTITUTED:

While deferring the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016, as per the assurance given by the Group of Ministers, the NJCA in its statement dated 06-07-2016, stated as follows:

“The committee set up to look into the matter of minimum wage and fitment formula is expected to submit their report to the Government in the given time frame of not more than four months”.

Finance Ministry’s press statement issued on 06-07-2016 also stated as follows: “The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee”.

After one month, the NJCA wrote letters on 28-07-2016 to Hon’ble Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railway Minister and Cabinet Secretary in which it conveyed the following:

“It is a matter of concern that, despite elapsing of a pretty long time, nothing has been heard in this regard from the Government of India, which is leading to serious resentment amongst the Central Government employees.”

Again after two months the JCM staff side, Secretary, wrote a letter on 12-08-2016, to Shri. Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister – “We are expecting a quick action on the part of the Government to operationalise the assurance of setting up a High Level Committee to go into the Minimum Wage, Multiplication factor etc. However, we are disappointed that even after a lapse of more than a month, no orders have been issued by the Government in this regard ………. we therefore appeal to you that the concerned authorities may be asked to expedite the issuance of orders setting up the committee and finalisation of the report within the available time of remaining three months.”

A group of Senior Officers invited the JCM staff side on 30-08-2016 to discuss the grievances arising out of the recommendations related to 7th CPC. No High Level Committee was constituted and no terms of reference was notified. The second meeting with Group of seniors was held on 24-10-2016.

Eventhough the group of senior officers held two round of discussion with JCM staff side, surprisingly they had not come prepared to discuss increase in minimum wage and fitment formula. They made a mockery of the meeting by disclosing in the first meeting that they are not fully aware of the details of the issues to be discussed and in the second meeting they told that they came for discussing allowances (though another committee under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary is constituted for allowances) and not minimum wage and fitment formulas. The JCM staffside leaders felt humiliated.

After that meeting, the JCM staffside wrote the following letter on 26-10-2016, to Hon’ble Finance Minister…..

“We (staff side) interacted with the said committee headed by Shri. P. K. Das, Addl. Secretary (Expenditure) on 24-10-2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that committee is dilly-dallying the issue…………….. we are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the staff side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issue of minimum pay and fitment formula…. We have full trust and believe that, the Government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30-06- 2016 in your benign presence and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated time frame in a satisfactory manner…. It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.”

Inspite of all these, after that (ie after 24-10-2016) no meeting of the group of senior officers was held and no discussion on minimum wage and fitment formula took place. The four months time fixed for the High Level Committee (which is yet to constituted) expired on 30-10-2016. Government has gone back from the most important assurance given to the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 by the Group of Cabinet Ministers. NJCA decided to defer the strike mainly because of this assurance of the Govt. that the Minimum pay and fitment formula will be enhanced. Now that Govt. has gone back and betrayed the entire Central Govt. employees and pensioners. NJCA has no other option but to revive the indefinite strike.

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Clarification on Dearness Allowance: Pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighter

Enhancement of pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighter and their eligible dependents-Clarification on Dearness Allowance-regarding

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
PHONES : 26174596, 26174456. 26174438

CPAO/IT&Tech/Freedom Fighter /1 (Vol-X)/2016-1 7 /238

23.01.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Enhancement of pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighter and their eligible dependents-Clarification on Dearness Allowance-regarding.

Reference is invited to OM No. CPAO/IT&Tech/Freedom Fighter/2016-17/132 dated-08.09.2016 on enhancement of pension under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighters and their eligible dependents and FFR Division, Ministry of Home Affairs letter No 45/06/2016-FRP) dated 28.10.2016 (both copies enclosed) whereby the existing Dearness Relief system based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers, which was hitherto applied to freedom fighter pensioners on annual basis, was discontinued and replaced by the Dearness Relief system applicable to Central Government employees twice a year.

2. Now, FFR Division, Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified vide its letter No. 45/06/2016-FF (P) dated-09.01.2017 (copy enclosed) that 2% Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2016 announced recently for Central Govt. pensioners and employees will not be applicable for the Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners whose pension have been revised/enhanced w.e.f. 15.08.2016 subsequent to the effective date of the 2% Dearness Allowance which is 01.07.2016. However, next Dearness Allowance due from 01.01.2017 and subsequent Wks will be applicable for the Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners.

3. Heads of CPPCs of all the banks are advised to take necessary action as per above instructions.

4. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
Ph. No.011-26166758

Order Copy

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Strength of Central Government Pensioners as on 01.01.2014

Strength of Central Government Pensioners as on 01.01.2014

Strength of Pensioners as on 01.01.2014 : Pensioners can be broadly categorised into Civil and Defence. Within civil pensioners there exist three broad categories: Central Civil, Railways and Post.

As on 01.01.2014, as per data reported to the Commission, the total number of pensioners were 51.96 lakh. The category wise break up is shown in the pie chart below

strength of pensioners-2Pensioners and Family Pensioners
The break-up of the total 51.96 lakh pensioners as on 01.01.2014 between pensioners and family pensioners, category wise, is as under:

strength of pensioners-1

The table above brings out the following:
i. Of the total 51.96 lakh pensioners as on 01.01.2014, 11.83 lakh viz., 23 percent were family pensioners.

ii. Civilian pensioners consisting of Central Government Civil, Railways and Posts, as on 01.01.2014 number 27.81 lakh while defence pensioners (including defence civilians were 24.15 lakh. Defence pensioners (including defence family pensioners and defence civilians) constitute 47 percent of all pensioners.

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Central Government Pensioners above 100 Years

Central Government Pensioners above 100 Years
The number of pensioners above 100 years of age drawing pension from Banks (PSBs) is 1774

An interesting question raised in Rajya Sabha on 4th August 2015 by the Hon’ble Member Shri Ahmed Patel regarding the Central Government Pensioners above 100 years. The Minister of State for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha replied as follows…

The number of pensioners above 100 years of age drawing pension from Banks (PSBs) is 1774, details at Annex. The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOPPW) in a meeting held on 12.06.2015 with the concerned stakeholders in which common deficiencies in the banks’ data regarding Date of Birth, Mobile number, address of pensioner, Aadhaar numbers and number of pensioners over the age of 100 years were
discussed. Banks with large number of pensioners above 100 years of age and having large number of records without date of birth of pensioners, mobile and Aadhaar numbers were asked to launch special drives and update their database. The Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) has issued instructions to banks to accept self-certification regarding marriage, income and non-employment. The banks should share master data
along with Aadhaar numbers with CPAO for reconciliation of records.

Annex referred to in reply to parts (a)of Rajya Sabha Unstarred
Question No. 1673 for 04.08.2015 by Shri Ahmed Patel regarding
Pensioners above 100 years

S.No. Bank Name No. of pensioners drawing pension from Banks above 100 years
1 STATE BANK OF INDIA 792
2 STATE BANK OF BIKANER & JAIPUR 57
3 STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD 1
4 STATE BANK OF MYSORE 23
5 STATE BANK OF PATIALA 43
6 STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE 18
7 ALLAHABAD BANK 78
8 ANDHRA BANK 1
9 BANK OF BARODA 20
10 BANK OF INDIA 18
11 BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 2
12 CANARA BANK 12
13 CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA 563
14 CORPORATION BANK 0
15 DENA BANK 3
16 INDIAN BANK 14
17 INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK 0
18 ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE 4
19 PUNJAB AND SIND BANK 1
20 PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK 75
21 SYNDICATE BANK 9
22 UCO BANK 32
23 UNION BANK OF INDIA 7
24 UNITED BANK OF INDIA 1
25 VIJAYA BANK 0
26 IDBI BANK LIMITED 0
27 BHARATIYA MAHILA BANK 0
Total 1774

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BPS will not rest till all justified issues are resolved – General Secretary Maheshwari Sc

BPS will not rest till all justified issues are resolved – General Secretary Maheshwari Sc

 

Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service but morethan 20 years QS – at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

 

Dear All affected,
For the information of every body,BPS is pursuing this issue justify from the beginning through different Forums.We have pleaded it before 7th CPC also.On 30.7.2015 only we said that the DOPPW OM dated 30.7.2006 is not implementation of CAT judgment but an extension of OM dated 28.01.2013 which was a result of BPS negotiations.

 

We have been informed that the issue of Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service but less than 33 yrs is still subjudice. Sometimes, over eagerness to file court cases becomes hurdle in negotiations & gives chance to administration to avoid or delay the issues.

 

I may assure you all that BPS wks for real achievements & not for gaining extra millage, neither BPS believes in inciting unjust inspirations.

 

I can only assure that BPS will not rest till all justified issues are resolved. Courts are the very last resort for pensioners.

 

Secy Genl. BPS

 

Source: BPS

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Relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the Armed Forces and Central Government

Relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the Armed Forces and Central Government

Pre-2006 retirees get pension relief

 

Finally, after many twists and turns, it has arrived! In a relief to lakhs of pre-2006 retirees of the armed forces and central government, their pension has been revised with effect from January 1, 2006, rather than from September 24, 2012.

 

The department of pension and pensioners’ welfare (DoPPW) issued the universal orders regarding this revision on Thursday. Anomalies in the fixation of the pension of the pre-2006 central government retirees had come to light after the implementation of the recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission. The issue was whether pension was to be calculated based on the minimum of pay for each rank/grade within the newly introduced bands or on the minimum of the pay-band itself.

 

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) then corrected it and ruled that the pension would be calculated on the basis of the minimum of pay for each rank/grade within a particular band, which gives the retirees a higher pension.

 

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Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – DPPW Orders on 30.7.2015

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – DPPW Orders on 30.7.2015

G.I., Min. of Per. PG & Pensions, O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A), dated 30.7.2015

Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Para 4.2 of this Department’s OM of even number dated 1.9.2008 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. A clarification was issued vide DoP&PW OM of even number dated 3.10.2008 that the pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale.

2. Several petitions were filed in Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi inter alia claiming that the revised pension of the pre-2006 pensioners should not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay band + grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi vide its common order dated 1.11.2011 in OA No.655/2010 and three other connected OAs directed to re-fix the pension of all pre-2006 retirees w.e.f. 1.1.2006 based on the Resolution dated 29.8.2008 of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and in the light of the observations of Hon’ble CAT in that order.

3. The above order was challenged by the Government by filing Writ Petition No.1535/2012 in respect of OA No. 655/2010 and WP No.2348-50/12 in respect of the three other connected OAs in the High Court of Delhi. The Hon’ble High Court in its common Order dated 29.4.2013 noted that the DoP&PW had, in the meanwhile, issued an OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 28.1.2013 which provided for stepping up of pension of pre 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. Hon’ble High Court observed that the only issue which survived was, with reference to Paragraph 9 of OM dated 28.1.2013 which makes it applicable w.e.f. 24.9.2012 instead of 1.1.2006. Hon’ble High Court of Delhi dismissed the Writ Petition No.1535/2012 along with three other Writ Petitions vide its order dated 29.4.2013. Special Leave Petitions (No.23055/2013 and No.36148-50/2013) filed against the said order dated 29/4/2013 of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court have also been dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

4. Accordingly, in compliance with the above judicial pronouncements, it has been decided that the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of 24.9.2012. Further, this benefit has already been granted to the Applicants in OA No. 655/2010 vide OM of even No. dated 26/08/2014 read with OM dated 19/09/2015 following dismissal of SLP (C) No.23055/2013 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

5. In case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the O.M. dated 28.1.2013, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

6. All other conditions-as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

7. Ministry of Agriculture, etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.

8. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance ID Note No. 1(9)/EV/2011Vol.1I dated 24.7.2015.

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Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners

Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners

Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd June, 2015 for review of status of Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners.

G.I., Dept. of DPPW., O.M.No.1/19/2014-P&PW(E), dated 10.6.2015

Sub: Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd June, 2015 for review of status of Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to forward the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd June, 2015 under the chairmanship of Secretary (AR&PG and Pension) to review the status of Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners.

sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 3rd JUNE, 2015 ON AADHAAR BASED AUTHENTICATION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE FOR PENSIONERS

A meeting to review the progress on Aadhaar-based verification of Life Certificate was chaired by Secretary (Pension) on 3rd June, 2015 in Committee Room, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, Sansad Marg.

2. List of participants is annexed.

3. Secretary (Pension) complimented the various agencies for their efforts. He informed that during the last video conference of “Pragati” on 27th May, 2015, the Hon’ble Prime Minister, while discussing problems being faced by Defence pensioners had inter alia stressed the need for using Aadhaar based system solutions. He also stated that e-tracking of pension matter would be a good step towards preventing delays.

4. Department of Financial Services (DFS) informed that all banks have started accepting Digital Life Certificates (DLCs). So far 2,06,024 pensioners have submitted DLCs. Of these, 1,47,629 take pension through banks and 35,135 through Defence Pension Disbursement Offices (DPDOs). A total of 1,52,587 DLCs have been successfully processed by the system of which 1,12,286 are through banks and 29,768 through DPDOs. Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) expressed concern over the very high rate of rejection by the system, as the user tended to loose confidence in the process. It was agreed that for every rejection of the DLC, the system shall indicate the reason for rejection in the form of a speaking order. It was also hoped that during November, 2015, up to 50% pensioners ought to avail benefit from Jeevan Pramaan.

(Action: Deit Y/DFS/Banks)

5. Contact numbers of some of the Common Service Centres (CSCs) being circulated were reportedly not correct. DeitY informed that 55,000 records have been cleaned. At present 6,000 CSCs are functional for Jeevan Pramaan. Secretary (DeitY) expressed concern at this. He stated that CSC SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) should be asked to continuously update their databank and ensure that correct contact details are displayed at all points of time. Secretary (Pension) shared the concern.

(Action: DeitY)

6. Secretary, DeitY also stressed that Unique Identification Authority ofIndia (UIDAI) should facilitate, promote and encourage wide-spread use of Aadhaar number for delivery of public services. Aadhaar numbers of individual beneficiaries should be made available by UIDAI to Government agencies on demand.

(Action: UIDAI)

7. It was agreed that State Bank of India (SBI) and UIDAI will organise a camp in Manipur as early as possible to facilitate employees/pensioner in getting enrolled for Aadhaar number and registering them under Jeevan Pramaan software.

(Action: UIDAI/SBI)

8. It was agreed that DFS shall immediately, preferably in 2 nd week of June, 2015, call a meeting with % Controller General of Accounts (CGA) and Banks to sort out the following issues at the earliest possible:
(a) Problem with the PPO numbering systems, which are not uniform. It had been agreed that Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) will come up with guidelines to tackle this problem.
(b) For making adequate provisions for self-certification regarding re-marriage, income and reemployment in the software, instructions are to be issued by CPAO/CGA.
(c) Determination of proper procedure and putting in place adequate checks for correlating PPO numbers, bank account number and Aadhaar number while seeding the systems.

Action: DFS/Banks/DeitY/O/o/CGA/CPAO)

9. It was once again pointed out that there were a number of glaring discrepancies in Banks’ data, including the number of pensioners above the age of 100 years and a large number of duplicate records in Banks’ databases. DFS has once again been asked to instruct Banks to get their data cleansed on priority.

(Action: DFS/Banks)

10. UIDAI informed that Ministry of Railways, Indian Army and Indian Air Force have been appointed as Registrars for enrolment for Aadhaar number.

11. Secretary (Pension) informed the meeting of the Prime Minister’s directive to put in place an e-tracking system to monitor delays in pension cases. It was agreed that possibilities of the Online Tracking System for Pension Sanction and Payment (Bhavishya) being adopted by Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Defence, Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications would be explored.

(Action: Railways/Defence/Posts /Telecomm unications)

12. Department of Posts informed that Post Offices (POs) disburse pension to 3 lakh pensioners of Departments of Posts and Telecommunications and 2 lakh pensioners of other ministries/departments. The department informed that by so” June, 2015, all POs will start accepting DLCs.

13. NIC informed that the posters and pamphlets for giving wide publicity to ‘Jeevan Pramaan’ are ready for display in bank branches, ATM locations, wellness centres, Railway dispensaries, Defence canteens, etc. Willing agencies can obtain these posters and pamphlets from NIC. For this, name, email id and phone number of the officer concerned were made available: Ms. Nandita Chaudhri, DOG, nandita@nic.in , 24305520.

14. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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Dearness Relief (DR) Orders for Central Government Pensioners from Jan 2015

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. 1st January, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates,
(iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 2311/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008- P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (0) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the 0.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated 24thApril, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

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Appeal for revision of fixed medical allowance for the Central Govt. Pensioners

Appeal for revision of fixed medical allowance for the Central Govt. Pensioners

No.4/4/2013-P&PW (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 8th July, 2013

To

Shri Harchandan Singh, Secretary General,
32, Phase-6,
Mohali-160055.

Sub:- Appeal for revision of fixed medical allowance for the Central Govt. Pensioners.

Sir,

Please refer to your letter dated 23/6/13 on the above mentioned subject. Comments item concerning this Desk is as under

2. The Govt. had on the recommendation of the 5th Central Pay Commission sanctioned Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.100 p.m. as in the year 1997. After 6th Central Pay Commission this amount was raised to Rs.300 p.m. w.e,f. 1/9/2008. The demand for further enhancement of FMA was raised during the meeting with representatives of staff side (JCM) on pensionary matters held on 18/5/11. The demand has been examined in great detail. In view of the fact that the FMA was increased three-fold from Rs.100 to Rs.300 p.m. in May, 2010 (effective from 1stSeptember 2008) at a substantial cost to the exchequer, any further upgraded increase in FMA at this stage may not be appropriate given the constraint on the fiscal side. Govt. is in the interim, also contemplating introduction of Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme to meet the health care requirement of Central Govt. employees and pensioners. Therefore, the demand for any enhancement of FMA cannot be accepted at this juncture.

Yours faithfully,
(Deepa Anand)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
# 24644636

Source: http://www.rscws.com/pdfdocs/Govt_rejects_demand_for_higher_FMA_to_Pensioners.pdf

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