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Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)

Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)

Controlier General of Defence Accounts, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. – 10

No.13012(4)/79-AN-XIV/BCA-III

Date: 05-01-2017

All PCDA/CDA/PCA (Fys)

(Through CGDA Web Site)

Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan).

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Defence (Finance), New Delhi letter No.11(2)/C/2000(2324) dated 21.12.2016 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please. The revised rates of BCA are admissible specific to the DAD officers/officials drawing Grade Pay mentioned for different categories, as stated in the ibid Ministry letter.

No.11(2)/C/2000 (2324)

Ministry Of Defence (Finance)

DAD (Coord), Room No.24-A, South Block

New Delhi, 21st December,2016

To

The controller General Of Defence Accounts

Delhi Cantt. 110 010.

Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in project Dantak (Bhutan)

Sir,

I am directed to refer to CGDA’s Office UO No.13012($)/79/AN-XIV/BCA-III dated 19.09.2016 and this Ministry’s letter NO.11(2)/C/2000(1183) dt.27.5.2015, on the above mentioned subject and to convey the sanction of the President of India to the revised rates w.e.f 01.04.2014 and 01.04.2015 of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) to the employees of the Defence Accounts Department Serving with Project Dantak in Bhutan at par with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) employees serving under project Dantak in Bhutan in terms of letter of Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, BRDB, New Delhi bearing No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dt. 01.08.2016. The revised rate of BCA after adhoc increase with effect from 01.04.2014 and 0104.2015 for different categories are given as under:

 

Sl.No

 

DAD Officers/Officials

(Amt. in Rs.)

BCA rate per month with effect from

01.04.2014 01.04.2015
1 Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- p.m. and above Rs.1,17,964/- Rs.1,25,697/-
2 Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.8700/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.10000/- p.m Rs.1,12,865/- Rs.1,20.292/-
3 Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.6600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.8700/- p.m Rs.1,07,344/- Rs.1,14,439/-
4 Other Group ‘A’ Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.m Rs.99,180/- Rs.1,05,540/-
5 Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers drawing Grade pay of Rs.4600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.m Rs.69,089/- Rs.73,234/-
6 Non Gazetted Staff drawing Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- p.m. and above but less than 4800/- p.m Rs.59,233/- Rs.62,787/-
7 Staff drawing Grade Pay less than Rs.1900/- p.m Rs.31,303/- Rs.33,181/-

2. The slab deduction prescribed in BRDB letter NO.BRDB/03/71/92/GE-I dt.01.12.1999 has been removed from Bhutan Compensatory allowance (BCA) vide MEA order No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 14.7.2014, Corrigendum No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 21.7.2014 as conveyed vide BRBD letter No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dated 2.3.2015

3. All other terms and conditions for drawal of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance including depression of 6% for Officers and 4% for personnel Below Officer Ranks as stipulated in BRDB’s letter No.BRDB/03/71/91/GE-1 dated 22nd September 2006 shall remain unchanged

4. This issues with the concurrence of Addl FA(AK) & JS as IFA(DAD), vide Dy.No.3024/Addl FA(AK)&JS dated 15.12.2016.

Yours faithfully,

(Rita Dogra)

Director (DAD-Coord)

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Restructuring of SAS Examination System: CGDA Circular

Restructuring of SAS Examination System: CGDA

OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
CENTRE FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (CENTRAD)
OPPOSITE ARMY BASE HOSPITAL, BRAR SQUARE, DELHI CANTT – 110010

Most Important Circular

WEBSITE/ WAN

No.AN/ SAS/ 16200 / Restructuring/ 2016

Dated: 06.01.20 17

To
All the PCsDA, including Principal IFAs
All Controller of Defence Accounts including IFAs
The Pr. Controller of Accounts(Fys.), Kolkata and
All Controllers of Finance and Accounts(Fys.)
Including Chief Internal Auditors

Subject: Restructuring of SAS Examination System.

The present SAS Rules have come into force with the approval of MoD(Fin) vide their ID No.26(1)/C/2007 dated 08.03.2007. Since then nature of audit and account in the department have undergone a paradigm shift from conventional regulatory audit to propriety audit with efficient utilization of information technology resources. The introduction of IT projects like SUGAM, TULIP, DOLPHIN, AASHRAYA etc. and updating of procurement manuals have led to transformation of the working environment of our offices and also necessitated us to be more vigilant and well acquainted with upcoming changes. In today’s era of Information Technology and percolation of IFA System to the lowest services formation, one of the primarily role of the department is as financial manager. Departmental candidates are promoted to the grade of Assistant Accounts Officer after passing of SAS Examination.

They being a first line supervisor are primarily responsible for efficient managing of the section and forms the cutting edge of the core functions of the department.

2. Keeping in view the changing requirements of skill sets at first supervisory level as well as various changes in the department during last decade including revision of Office Manuals, more focus on financial advice, implementation of various IT modules as well as issue of various government instructions, a need has been felt to review the existing system of SAS Examination. Accordingly, a committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. G. D. Pungle, IDAS, PCDA (O) Pune. The Report of the Committee is appended as Annexure – ‘A’ to this circular. It has been decided that following issues needs to be deliberated by all Principal Controllers / Controllers and commented upon:

 

i) The present concept of screening the genuine candidates through Preliminary Test may be looked into and a candidate need not to pass preliminary examination more than once in his / her career.

ii) For increasing and expending domain knowledge in the functioning of the client organisation/ customers for enhancing and enriching the department work in Audit and IFA, training material for understanding the Defence Services /Organisation is to be prepared by liaison with the Services Training Institutes.

iii) At present a candidate is required to Secured 40% Marks in each paper and 45% in aggregate in SAS Part-I and SAS Part-II Examination. Further, in SAS Part-II Examination there are 02 qualifying papers of Office Communication (Paper-VIII) and Fundamentals of EDP (Paper-IX). In these qualifying papers, a candidate is to secure 40% Marks only and their marks are not accounted for in the aggregate. As drafting and computer skill is one the predominant areas in today’s working environment, which a supervisor is invariably required to excel, the qualifying papers may be considered to be a part of mainstream papers and their marks could be added to the aggregate.

iv) Learning, being a continuous process and is essential for the all – round development, a chapter regarding learning skill in paper of Office Communication may be introduced or feasibility of
the same be explored.

v) Keeping in View the deficiency at AAO level, the Viability of conducting SAS Part-II examination more than once in a year into may be examined.

3. In View of the foregoing, it is enjoined upon all the Principal Controllers and Controllers to examine the recommendations of the Committee and offer their considerate View on restructuring of SAS Examination System by 27.01.2017. In case, it is observed that some other issues merits inclusion in the proposed syllabus and pattern of examination which will strengthen the examination system, the same may also be elucidated with full justification for further deliberation.

sd/-
(Sangeet)
Sr.Dy.CGDA (SAS)

Source: CGDA.NIC.IN Click here to view/download Annexure – ‘A’

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Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

URGENT

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 10

No.AT/I/1498-Army/II

Dated: 05-01-2017

To

The PCDA (CC) Lucknow, PCDA (WC) Chandigarh, PCDA (SC) Pune, PCDA (NC) Jammu, PCDA Bangalore, CDA Patna, CDA Jabalpur, CDA Chennai, CDA Secunderabad, CDA Guwahati, CDA (Army) Meerut

The PCDA(O), Pune
The PCDA(N), Mumbai
The CDA(AF), New Delhi

Subject: Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

MoD, D(Pay/Services) Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) Dt. 23rd Nov, 2016 regarding payment of enhanced rate of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel @ 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016 received through PS-3(A), AG’s Branch is forwarded herewith for your necessary action please.

2. It is requested that necessary action in regard to above cited MoD letter be taken urgently.

Jt. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Vinod Anand)
Sr.ACGDA (P&W)

Signed Copy

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Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palarn, Delhi Cantt-10

No.5613/AT-P/Vol.XXXI/Ex-Grata

Dated: 20/12/2016

To,
The PCDA (P),
Allahabad-211014

Subject: Ex-gratia lump sum compensation – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Government of India, Ministry of Defence D(Pay/Services) vide their letter No.20(2)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 2nd November,2016 has issued order on the above subject matter. The same has been uploaded on HQrs. Office website viz. www.cgda.nic.in that may please be downloaded and circulated to all concerned with necessary implementation instructions. The copy of the implementation instructions may also be uploaded on your website under intimation to this HQrs. Office.

Jt.CGDA (Pen) has seen

(A.K. Maiviya)
Sr.AO (AT-Pen)

Original Copy

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Air Travel: Accounting and Payment by PAO

Air Travel Accounting and Payment by PAO

Government of India
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Delhi cantt  110066
(Defence Travel System, E Ticketing Project)
Phone No.: 011-26108268/26163404 /Fax No.: 011 26163403

No. Mech/EDP/861/E-T /Air

Dated: 15/09/2016

To,
The PCsDA/CsDA,

Subject: Air Travel Accounting and Payment by PAO

Reference: HQrs Office letter no. Mech/EDP/861/E-Ticketing/Phase-III dated-21-12-2015.

It is intimated that under the e-Ticketing system wherein Rail Tickets are being booked in lieu of warrants, an Air travel module has also been launched in collaboration with Balmer Lawrie to cover all types of moves like Temporary Duty, Permanent Transfer, LTC All India and LTC Home Town. Air tickets are being booked through DTS since 11 September 2015 by various units across Services under different PAOs. The payment procedure as agreed between CGDA and Balmer & Lawrie is post payment.

2. All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA{Fys) along with this HQrs office has been issued two set of tokens/login-id for this purpose.

(a) One set of Token /Login-Id for DAD Employee:  For booking of Air Tickets i.e. Master Booker Tokens and Competent Authority Approval Tokens for booking of Air Tickets for entitled DAD officers (already issued during training in the Jan, 2016).

(b) PAO tokens for generating and downloading of system generated booking details /Bills and invoices of air tickets booked for DAD entitled officers for payment. Such Tokens (Issued recently) cannot be used for booking of Air Tickets.

3. Process of Booking of Air Tickets: As mentioned in para 2(a) above, one set of Token/Login Id has already been issued for DAD Employee for profile creation of all officer/staffs entitled to travel by Air and booking of Air Tickets.

Air Tickets. Initially, profiles of all the officers/staffs working under jurisdiction of each PCsDA/CsDA and PCA(Fys) need to be created for booking of Air Tickets. The creation of profile is a onetime process and need not be done again. When an officer/staffs will be transferred from one PCsDA/CsDA to another, in such case his profile need to be “Transferred out” by the old office and accordingly his new office will perform the activity of “Transfer in” of such officers/staffs. All such activities like profile creation, editing of profile, Air Travel Booking request and cancellation request are performed by master booker /Booker token. At the same time, Approval/Approving token is used for approval of all such request as forwarded by the master booker token through DTS system. Accordingly, once travel request is approved by Competent Authority/Approving Authority, Master Booker/Booker Token can book the Air Ticket as per Travel Regulation and Movement Sanction.

4. Process of Payment of Air Tickets to Balmer Lawrie & Co:  As mentioned above, the booking of Air Tickets has been launched in collaboration with Balmer Lawrie, the payment procedure as agreed between CGDA and Balmer & Lawrie is post payment. Following steps are involved in processing of payment of Air Tickets to Balmer Lawrie & Co.

(a) Online Accounting and Payment Module for Air Travel:  As mentioned in para 2(b) above, Air Ticket booking details and voucher for Air Ticket booked during a particular period can be generated by logging in to the PAO Module for further processing of payment to Balmer & Lawrie Co.

(b) Preparation of Punching Medium:  After generation of the voucher by logging-in to the PAO Module, PCsDA/CsDA will prepare Punching Medium to compile under respective code head as per classification hand book.

(c) Payment Through NEFT:  After preparation of Punching Medium and Daily Payment Sheet, PCsDA/CsDA will make payment of the due amount through NEFT or through any other process is being followed in their offices.

(d) Voucher Settlement:  After payment PCsDA/CsDA will log-in to the PAO Module and will mark against each invoices as payment done.

(e) Voucher Acknowledgement:  All payment will be acknowledged by Balmer & Lawrie through System and PCsDA /CsDA will be able to download Receipt voucher of payment from the system.

4. Claim Submission:  As the Air Ticket booked through system is given to the officer is as good as advance to the officer/staff serving in the PCsDA/CsDA offices, traveler will submit his final claim within one month after completion of the journey along with original boarding pass and a copy of the Air Ticket booked through DTS

5. In this regard it is intimated that PCsDA/CsDA who are not having PKI tokens (One set of Booking Token with two tokens (One for Master Booker/Booker Token and another for Approval Token)) for booking of Air Tickets through DTS and one PKI token (PAO Token) for generation of voucher and processing payment are requested to intimate to this HQrs office for issuing of the same. PCsDA/CsDA/PCA(Fys) offices in possession of one set of PKI token (One for Master Booker/Booker token, another for Approval token) are requested to start booking of Air Tickets through DTS immediately.

Jt. CGDA (IT&S) has seen.

Sd/-
Deepak Kumar
Sr.ACGDA(IT & S)

Source : cgda.nic.in

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Implementation of 7th Pay Commission : FAQ on pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission : FAQ on pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

AN/XlV/14142/Seventh cpc/Vol-l

Dated: 08.09.2016

To,
A PCSDA/CSDA
PC of A (Fys) Kolkata / PlFA/IFAs
CFA(Fys) Kolkata /JCDA(AF) Nagpur

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Of late , this office is receiving queries regarding pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016.

2. To avoid reference to this HQrs resulting in delayed action on account of fixation of pay , clarification to frequently asked questions by various controllers is placed below in tabular form for perusal and taking necessary action.

Sl.No. Query raised Clarification w.r.t. CCS(RP) Rules, 2016
1. (i) Whether option to opt from

07/2016 (date of next increment) in cases where there is no promotion/upgradation between 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 as the same has not been provided under Tulip.

(i)As regards opting from the date of increment(07/2016), reference is invited to Rule 5 and Rule 11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 which stipulates that a government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure. This implies that in cases where there is no promotion/ between 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 option to opt from 07/2016 thereby forgoing the arrears from 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 in addition to opting from 01/01/2016. Further, a Government servant who continues to draw his pay in the existing pay structure is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later that 1st day of January 2016, his pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause (A) of sub rule (1) of rule 7’.
2. Tulip does not provide for contributing their entire arrear into GPF It is clarified that Seventh Pay Commission does not lay down any provision for contributing entire GPF or part thereof into GPF account. Para 7 of Min. of Finance OM dated 29.07.2016 is self explanatory on issue.
3. Option to opt from Date of next increment (07/2016) in respect of cases related to promotion/MACP is not provided under Tulip. As regards exercising option for seventh CPC from 07/2016 i.e on accrual of next increment in respect of cases who have been promoted/upgraded between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016 is concerned, Para 13 and Para 5 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 may be referred which clearly states that in respect of the above cases, a government servant may elect to switch over the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation implying that the option to switch over to the revised pay structure from 07/2016 is not available. Provision of para 15 of Min. of Finance Gazette notification dated 25.07.2016 may also be referred.
4 Methodology of pay fixation and DNl thereon in respect of Officers/staff who got promotion IMACP between

02.01.2016 to 01.07.2016.

Methodology of pay fixation in respect of cases which involve promotion from one level to another on or after 1st January 2016 has been illustratively described under Para 13 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016
5. Computation of DA on TPTA along with other allowances. Computation of DA on Transport Allowance has been clearly explained under Para 3 and Para 4 of MoF, Dept. of Exp OM No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016 reiterating that all allowances (except DA) will be continued to be paid at the existing rates in existing pay structure as if the pay had not been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 till further orders.
6. Whether the option to get his pay  fixed under 7th CPC on 1st January or 1st July depending upon the date of appointment promotion or grant of financial up gradation is equally applicable in respect of pre 01/01/2016 cases. The provisions of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 will apply to cases (promotion, appointment etc) pertaining to the period after 01/01/2016.

 

3. This is for information and appropriate action under Rule.

(T.K. Jajoria)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)

Authority: www.cgda.nic.in

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Revision of pay-scale of Data Entry Operator in Defence Accounts Department. – implantation of Supreme court judgement

Revision of pay-scale of Data Entry Operator in Defence Accounts Department. – implantation of Supreme court judgement.

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
No. EDP/113/II(PC)/Vol-18

Dated 01-09-2016

Circular

To
All PCsDA/ CsDA/ PCof A( Fys) / CF&A( Fys) / PI FA/ IFA

Subject: Revision of pay-scale of Data Entry Operator in Defence Accounts Department. – implantation of Supreme court judgement.

Reference: This qus letter no. EDP/113/II(PC)/VoI-13 dated 04-01-2005

1. The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its Judgement Dated 09.12.2014 against Civil Appeals No. 10862 to 10867 of 2014 has given the final verdict that “‘Data Entry Operators Grade-A are not entitled for scale of pay of Rs 1350-2200 w.e.f. 01.01.1986 or thereafter merely on the basis of their qualifications or for the fact that they have completed their period of requisite service.

2. They further hold that any decision rendered by any Tribunal or any High Court contrary to their decision is wrong.

3. Accordingly, the matter was taken up with the Ministry of Defence(Finance), Government of India and MOD(F) vide their ID No. 1418/C/16 dated 13.06.2016 has directed CGDA for the implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgment dated 09-12-2014. (copy attached).

4. ‘It is therefore, enjoined upon all Principal Controllers/Controllers:

  • to implement the said Supreme Court verdict and re-fix the pay of all DEOs who have earlier been granted the pay parity based on interim order of Mumbai High Court against an undertaking from the DEOs concerned as per this wing letter no. EDP/113/II(PC)/Vol-13 dated 04-01-2005 to initiate recovery action of the overpayments made till date. However,
  • to avoid the financial hardship to the affected DEOs, overpayment, thus calculated, may be recovered as per extant orders of Govt. of India.
  • A monthly report regarding details of overpayment, recovery effected, progressive balance, is to be conveyed to HQrs till liquidation of the demand.

Jt.CGDA (IT&S) has seen.

(Kavita Garg)
SrDy.CGDA(IT&S)

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7th Central Pay Commission : Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – CGDA

7th Central Pay Commission : CGDA – Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Instructions

IMPORTANT/IMMEDIATE CIRCULAR

CGDA

UIan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

AN/XlV/14162/Seventh cpc/Vol-l

Dated : 05.08.2016

To,
All PCsDA/CsDA/PlFA/lFAs/PCA(Fys) Kolkata IJCDA(AF) Nagpur
CDA(ITSDC) Secunderabad

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Instructions regarding.

A copy of Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell, 7th CPC) Office Memorandum bearing No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) notification No.512 dated 25.07.2016 , Ministry of Finance (Dept of Expenditure ) Resolution dated 25.07.2016 may please be downloaded from the CGDA website inter alia the instructions laid down as under so far as regulation of pay of DAD employees as per 7th CPC is concerned.

2. The salient features of the notification are as under

(i) Minimum pay in government with effect from 01.01.2016 at Rs.18000/-per month

(ii) Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure

The manner of initial fixation of pay has been indicated in Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016. The fixation of pay of the employee in the new pay Matrix will be determined by multiplying the existing pay (pay in pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 on 1St day of January, 2016,7he existing pay (pay in pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31St day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. The pay Matrix comprising two dimensions having horizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1,2,3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression” has been laid down at Schedule read with Rule 3(vi) and 7(2) of CCS(RP) Rules 2016. Illustration for pay fixation has been given under Rule 7 of RPR 2016.

If a cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that level shall be the revised pay of the employee. The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. All PCsDA/CsDA may circulate copies of RPR 2016 to all sections in Main Office and sub offices and obtain a certificate from them that all the staff members have noted its contents.

(b) In case , a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or up gradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

(c) The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one level to another in the revised pay structure on or after 01.01.2016 will be regulated as under:

One increment shall be given in the level from which an employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the level Of the post to which he is promoted and where no such cell is available in the level to which he is promoted, he will be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.

(d) The option to retain the existing pay structure under the‘provisions to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of existing pay band and Grade pay or scale.

(e) The aforesaid option is not applicable to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after 1st day of January 2016.

(f) Where the Government servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with ‘his existing emoluments exceed the revised , the difference/excess arrived at shall be allowed to such Government servants as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

(g) MACP will continue to be administered at 10,20 and 30 years as before and granted in hierarchy horizontally in new pay Matrix i.e the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of organized Group ‘A’ Services.

(h) Pay of employees whose pay have been fixed conditionally based on direction of Hon’ble Court order and the same is still sub-judice before Hon;ble Court may be fixed under CCS(RP)2016 conditionally/provisionally subject to outcome/finalization of appeals filed before respective courts.

(iii) Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January 2016

Pay of direct recruits appointed on or after 1St day of January 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first cell in the level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed.

Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January 2016 and before the notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the ,post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments of pay.

(iv) Increments in Pay Matrix

The Increments in Pay Matrix will move vertically down the same cells applicable in the Pay Matrix. Illustration to regulate the same has been laid down under Rule 9 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016.

(v) Date of increment in the revised gay structure

There will be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1St January and 1st July every year , instead of existing uniform date of 1st July:

Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1St July depending on the date of appointment , promotion or grant of financial upgradation.

(b) The increment in respect of an employee appointed /promoted/financial upgradation including Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme during the period between 2nd January and 1st July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1St January and those appointed promoted/financial upgradation including Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme between 2nd July and 1St January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1St July. Illustrations to regulate the same has been provided under Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016.

(c) Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to”Very Good”.

Annual increments will be withheld in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(vi) Rate of allowances

The revised rates and the date of effect of all allowances (other than Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under CCS(RP) Rules 2016 issued on 25.07.2016.

The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance shall undergo change in the revised RPR 2016 and will be linked to average index as on 01.01.2016 and notified by government at a later stage.

(vii) Regulation of Interest free advances

The existing system of interest free advances for medical treatment , Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and LTC shall continue as hitherto. The recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission relating to interest bearing advances (refer Para 9.15 of report) has also has been accepted by the Government.

(viii) Payment of Dearness Allowance

The revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01.2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. The Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016.

The rate and date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

(ix) Deduction of CGEGIS

The existing rate of monthly contributions under Central Government Employees Group insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders.

(x) Mode of payment of arrears of pay

The arrears accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS(RP) Rules 2016 w.e.f. 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment alongwith the payment of salary for the month of August 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable , in view of the revised pay. The paying authority shall ensure that the action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

With a view to expedite authorization and disbursement of arrears, arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. However, the facility has not been dispensed with in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl of arrear claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

The requirement of pre~check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore , paying authority, should, make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose , an undertaking may also be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof. A specimen form of the undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-III.

In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma has been annexed for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed as per CCS(RP) 2016 to be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the service book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [ Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post check.

(xi) Deduction of Income Tax

In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax due may also be deducted and credited to the Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

(xiii) Hindi Version will follow.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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(T.K.Jajona)
Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN)

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CGDA: S K Kohli appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts

CGDA: S K Kohli appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat S K Kohli was today appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA).

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Kohli’s empanelment for promotion to the post of CGDA, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

He is an Indian Defence Accounts Service officer.

The CGDA is mandated to audit, payment and accounting of all charges pertaining to the armed forces, including bills for supplies and services rendered and for construction and repair works, pay and allowances and pensions, among others.
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Grant of Permission for journeys performed by Officers/officials in Airlines other than Air India

Grant of Permission for journeys performed by Officers/officials in Airlines other than Air India

No.34/PCPA/Cor/Fin/MO/2016/514
Government of India
Ministry of Defence (Fin)

(Main Office)

New Delhi , 29th June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:– Grant of Permission for journeys performed by Officers/officials in Airlines other than Air India-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office earlier Office Memorandums of even number, dated 14-6-2016 and 21-6-2016 informing thereby about the decision of Ministry of Civil Aviation contained in their O.M.No. AV.18011/05/2012-AI, dated 20-5-2016 to authorize the FAs of Govt. Organisations to decide these cases without referring them to their administrative Ministry, provided the FA of the organisation is equivalent in rank to a Joint Secretary. It was inter-alia conveyed that respective Principal IFAs/IFAs not below the level of SAG can deal with the cases/requests relating to their respective organisations and the CGDA was advised to issue appropriate instructions directing respective IFAs to follow the criteria prescribed in the guidelines issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Finance from time to time so that there is uniformity in grant of permission by the respective Financial Advisors.

2. It has been observed that requests for grant of permission to travel by Airlines other than Air India for official/LTC purposes are being submitted without complete information and requisite documents making it difficult for concerned Sections to process and decide such cases. Accordingly, for the guidance of all concerned and for ensuring uniformity in processing of such cases, it has now been decided to circulate a copy of gist of guidelines on the subject alongwith a proforma for applying for grant of permission to travel by Airlines other than Air India for official/ L TC purposes (annexure-A & B).The proforma has been devised considering various guidelines issued from time to time by Ministry of Finance for granting permission/relaxation to travel by Airlines other than Air India

3. CGDA and JS & Addi.FA dealing with Deptt. of OR&O are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned with the request to submit their cases in proforma at annexure-B duly filled in accordance with the guidelines at annexure-A.

4. These instructions are also brought to the notice of all concerned in MoD including MoD(Fin) for their guidance

5. This issues with the approval of Secretary(Defence Finance).

Encl.- as above

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(Ashwani Kumar)

Addl.FA(AK) & Joint Secretary

Tel.23011871

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Aadhaar Enrollments for Defence Civilians

Aadhaar Enrollments for Defence Civilians

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)

ADMIN – I SECTION

10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

E-mail ID: cda-cal@nic.in

Website: www.pcafys.nic.in

Phone No: (033) 2248-5077 to 5080 Extn- 329

Fax No: (033) 2248-0991

No. 2390/AEBAS/MO

Dt: 21/06/2016

To

All CFA (Fys),

Bengal Gr., Kanpur Gr., Jabalpur Gr., Dehradun Gr., Ambaghasi Gr., Avagi Gr., Kiskee Gr., Bolangir, Medak

Sub: Aadhaar Enrollments for Defence Civilians

 ****** ******* ******

HQrs. Office vide their letter No. 5049/AT-P/Vol-XXIII Dated- 16.05.2016 has once again called for data on entollment of Aadhaar in respect of Defence Civilian Employees as well as Pensioners for reviewing the progress of “Digital Life Certificate Scheme”, introduced by GOI in November, 2014.

In the process of reviewing the progress of the Scheme, the Defence Secretary in a meeting on 12.03.2015 has directed that CGDA in consultation with UIDAI, RGI and other agencies would get themselves registered as Registers for Aadhaar enrollment in r/o defence civilians. In this regard, a weekly report was introduced vide CGDA’s letter of even no. dated 31.08.2015. The Weekly Report is required to be furnished to the Nodal Office i.e. O/o the CDA (IDS) New Delhi to reflect the correct number of defence civilians for Aadhar seeding/ Enrollment in the following format w.e.f. 31st of May 2016.

Number of Defence Civilians Number of Defence Civilians who have Aadhaar No. Number of Defence Civilians who are not Aadhaar enrolled

Now all Controllers are also required to submit the ibid report on weekly basis. Since no report in this regard is being endorsed to this office till date, it is requested to forward a copy of the weekly report to enable this office for further action at this end.

Further it is observed that marking of attendance through Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System [AEBAS] has since been implemented only in a few Branch Accounts Offices under the Organisation of PCA (Fys) Kolkata the Competent Authority has desired information on the present status on the progress of implementation of AEBAS in the Offices under each Branch Controller.

It is, therefore, requested to inform the present status on enrolment of Aadhaar and implementation of AEBAS in the offices under the Group. In case any difficulty is being faced at any stage i.e. at the time of ‘On Boarding’ or ‘Procurement of Devices’ or ‘Registration’ stage assistance of this office may be sought for accordingly.

[M.C. Chakrabortty]

Controller of Accounts (Fys)

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Brief note on OROP for EDP – CGDA

Brief note on OROP for EDP – CGDA

IMPLEMENTATION OF OROP SCHEME FOR DEFENCE PENSIONERS

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India vide press release dated 05.09.2015 announced decision of the Government to implement OROP to Defence Forces pensioners.

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India vide notification dated 07.11.2015 issued formal orders on implementation of the OROP scheme bringing out the broad guidelines on the benefits and also the procedure for working out the benefits under OROP.

CGDA in close association with the PCDA (P) Allahabad, PCDA (Navy) Mumbai and CDA/JCDA (AF) prepared 101 tables indicating Rank, Group, Qualifying Service of PBOR and Commission Officers of the Defence Forces based on working principles within the ambit of the MOD notification. The tables along with draft Government letter on the subject matter were forwarded to the MoD in record time after the working principles for implementation of the scheme were approved by the MoD/GOI.

The Department of EWS, MoD, GOI has now issued detail Government Order implementing the OROP scheme vide letter dated 03.02.2016 uploading the 101 tables of various ranks and categories of Defence pensioners along with it through the website www.desw.gov.in.

The Government letter on OROP scheme along with 101 tables have been circulated to all PDAs by PCDA (P) Allahabad vide their Circular No. 555 dated 04.02.2016 with detailed implementation instructions for working out the schedule for release of OROP benefits to around 18.61 lakh pensioners settle across the length and breadth of the country. Copy of PCDA (P) Allahabad circular No. 555 is available on their website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

The financial benefit under new orders is to be paid from 01.07.2014 onwards. The provisions of Government Order provides for release of arrears in 4 equal half yearly installments—first installment in the current financial year and the remaining three installments in the subsequent years. However, arrears for family pensioners and pensioners in receipt of gallantry award are to be paid in one installment.

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Donations from persons having commercial interest – guidelines

CGDA Guidelines to curb practice of obtaining donations by the associations formed by either employees or their spouses

Controller General of Defence Accounts has issued circular on obtaining donations by the associations formed by either employees or their spouses.

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010
No. AN/XIIIl/13006/Vol-XXII

Dated 04.02.2016

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCA (Fys) Kolkata/ All CsFA (Fys)

Subject: Guidelines to curb practice of obtaining donations by the associations formed by either employees or their spouses etc. from the contractors, vendors, customers or other persons having commercial relationship / official dealings with the CPSE.

A copy of Ministry of Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises’s OM F No.DPE-GM-06/0002/2015-GQ/I/FTS-4861 dated 14.12.2015 received through Ministry of Defence, D Vigilance on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information, guidance, necessary action and notice of all concerned.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(T K Jajoria)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(Admin)

F. DPE-GM-06/0002/2015-GM/FTS-4861
Government of India

Ministry of Heavy industries & Public Enterprises

Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhavan,
Block No-14, CGO,Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003.

Dated: 14th December, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines to curb practice of obtaining donations by the associations termed by either employees or their spouses etc. from the contractors, vendors, customers or other persons having commercial relationship / official dealings with the CPSE.

The undersigned is directed to state that the CVC has observed that there is a practice of obtaining donations by the associations/NGOs formed by either employees or their spouse etc. from the contractors, vendors, customers or other persons having commercial relationship / official dealing with the CPSE. Such practice of associations comprising of officials/spouses of employees of CPSEs taking donations, advertisement or sponsorships etc. from the contractors, customers, vendors or persons having commercial / business relationship with the Public Enterprises is unethical. The CVC has further observed that such practice is avoidable in the interest of transparency and fairness.

2. The Modal Conduct, Discipline & Appeal (CDA) Rules circulated by DPE vide OM No. BPE No. 2(121)/73-BPE (GM-I) dated 26-04-1974 already lays down certain acts construed as misconduct which includes taking any illegal gratification. It is, therefore, advised that the concerned Ministries / Departments having CPSEs under their administrative control may issue necessary instructions to curb such practice in their CPSEs and also instruct them to suitably amend their Conduct, Discipline & Appeals (CDA) Rules to incorporate a specific provision as under:

“Obtaining donations/advertisement/sponsorship etc. by the associations/NGOs formed by either employees or their spouse / family members etc. from the contractors, vendors, customers or other persons having commercial relationship / official dealings with the CPSE will be treated as misconduct”.

 

(J.N. Prasad)
Director

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Retirement benefits on Court Orders – CGDA Instructions

Retirement benefits on Court Orders – CGDA Instructions

Instruction for implementing court orders regarding grant of retirement benefits – regarding

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No.LC/3024/Court/Misc.

Dated: 08.01.2016

To
All PCsDA / PCsA / PIFA
CsDA / CsFA / IFA

Subject: Instruction for implementing court orders regarding grant of retirement benefits-regarding

Please find enclosed a copy of DO No. 38/70/14-P&PW(A) dated 18-12-2015 from Shri Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat on the above subject matter received vide MoD (Fin) ID No. 17(2)/C/2016 dated 07-01-2016. The ibid DO is self explanatory. Accordingly, steps may be taken to ensure necessary action on the above said DO.

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(T.K.Jajoria)
Sr. Dy. CGDA (AN)

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Sanction of Leave/ Ex-India leave / NOC for proceeding abroad IDAS Officers – CGDA Orders

Sanction of Leave/ Ex-India leave / NOC for proceeding abroad IDAS Officers – CGDA Orders

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt

File :-No.AN-I/1351/4/ XXVI/NOC

Dated 05.01.2016

To

All Principal Controllers of Defence Accounts
P C of A (Fys), Kolkata
Controllers of Defence Accounts
(through CGDA Website)

Subject: Sanction of Leave/ Ex-India leave / NOC for proceeding abroad IDAS Officers

The undersigned is directed to state that off late it has been observed that the leave applications for grant of Leave/Ex-India leave/No Objection Certificate for proceeding abroad are being received in this HQrs office on the eleventh hour for obtaining sanction of the Competent Authority, which has been viewed with concern by the Competent Authority.

2. In this regard, I have been directed to request that applications of IDAS Officers for any kind of leave including Ex-India leave/ permission to leave the station, should reach this HQrs office well in advance and the officer(s) should ensure that the leave has been sanctioned before leaving the station/proceeding abroad.

(S.C.Bansal)
Asstt.CGDA(Admin)

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Eligibility criteria of a school for Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance – Clarification issued by CGDA

Eligibility criteria of a school for Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance – Clarification issued by CGDA

 

Office Of The Controller General Of Defence Accounts
Ulan Satar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010

No. AT/IV/4909/Vol VII

Dt:-18.12.2015

To,
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCoA (FyS) Kolkata

 

SUB: Clarification on Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance
 

REF: This HQrs letter No. AT/IV/4909/Vol V dated 22nd May 2014

 

The matter regarding admissibility of CEA in r/o of the children studying in Pre-primary schools run by Army welfare Education Society (AWES) was referred to MoD by Hqrs office.

 

2. MoD D (Pay/Services) has stated that criteria of eligibility of a school is clearly mentioned in para 3 of DOPT O.M. No. 21011/03/2008-Estt (A) dated 23rd November, 2009 which reads “Recognized school/institution in this regard means Govt. school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. aid or nor, recognized by the Central or State Govt. or Union territory administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situate.” The MoD D (Pay/Services) has further stated that it is for the concerned beneficiaries to obtain the necessary details from the school regarding its recognition by the concerned authorities and submit them to the paying authorities alongwith the claim for reimbursement.

 

3. The subject claim may be regulated accordingly.

This issues with approval of JT.CGDA(AT-I)

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Sr. Accounts Officer (AT-IV)

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Suspension of Government Servant – Review of Suspension

Suspension of Government Servant before expiry of 90 days -Review of Suspension

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010

No.AN/XIII/13006/Vol-XXII

Dated 22.09.2015

To
The PCsDA/CsDA
PCA(Fys)/CFAs(Fys)
PIFAs/IFAs
(Through Website)

Subject : Suspension of Government Servant-Review of Suspension

As per provisions contained in Rule 10 of CCS(CC&A) Rules, 1965 suspension of a Government servant is valid only for 90 days unless it is extended after review before expiry of 90 days. It has been observed by the MoD D(Vigilance) that the suspension order has been struck down on the ground that the same had not been reviewed by the reviewing authority before expiry of 90 days.
2. Therefore the Ministry has directed that the provisions of Rule 10(6) and 10(7) of CCS (CC&A) Rules, 1965 which provide for review, modify and extension of the suspension should strictly be observed in all such cases to avoid quashing of orders on technical grounds rather than on merits (copy attached)
3. In this context attention is also invited to DOPT OM No. 11012/4/2003-Estt. (A) dated 07.01.2014 containing review instruction and HQrs letter no. AN/XIII/13007/2A/Vol-IX dated 09.07.2014 regarding constitution of review committee.
4. It is requested that all such cases of suspension/review of suspension of Govt. servant may be reviewed on monthly basis in the light of above provisions/guidelines.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(V.K. Vijay)
C V O / Jt. CGDA

 


Most Immediate
Ministry of Defence
D(vigilance)
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Subject : Suspension of Government Servants – Review of Suspension order.

 

Attention is invited to Rule 10 of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 relating to Suspension of Govt. Servant by the competent authority on account of disciplinary proceedings pending or contemplated against him, or his engagement in activities prejudicial to the interest of the security of the State, or case pending against him in any criminal offence, or his detention or conviction in a criminal case. The suspension is valid only for 90 days unless it is extended after review for a further period before the expiry of 90 days. Of late the suspension order has been struck down on the ground that the same had not been reviewed by the competent reviewing authority before the expiry of 90 days while it remained in force.
2. It is hereby urged that the provisions of Rule 10(6) and Rule 10(7) of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 which provide for review, modify and extension of the suspension of the accused should be strictly observed in all such cases to avoid quashing of orders on technical grounds rather than on merits. Such cases may be reviewed on monthly basis by administrative sections of various civilians cadres of Ministry of Defence.

 

(Atul Kumar Singh)
Director (Vig)

Source: CGDA
[http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/suspension24092015.pdf]

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PROPOSAL FOR CENTRALISED PENSION DISBURSEMENT SYSTEM

Proposal for Centralised Pension Disbursement System for Ex-Servicemen – CGDA presentts Concept Paper

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS

CENTRALISED PENSION DISBURSEMENT SYSTEM

CONCEPT PAPER

Ministry of Defence disburses appx Rs. 51,000 crore every year as pension benefits to 24.16 lakh defence pensioners – both service personnel as well as defence civilians. While pension sanction is being done in a centralised way – by PCDA (Pension) Allahabad in r/o Army and defence civilians; by PCDA (Navy) in r/o Navy personnel and by JCDA (AF) Subroto Park, New Delhi in r/o Air Force personnel, pension disbursement is being carried out by a number of agencies who are working as PDAs (Pension Disbursing Agencies) – 28 Public Sector and 4 Pvt Sector Banks, 63 DPDOs, State Treasuries and Post Offices.

Banks have the largest number of pensioners on their roll – appx 18.06 lakh pensioners or 75% of the total number of defence pensioners. And they disburse Rs. 3800 crores every month (or Rs. 45,600 crores per annum which is almost 90% of the total pension disbursement to defence pensioners) as pension to these pensioners. Instances have come to notice where different practices have been followed by banks or where different interpretation have been arrived at and implemented for one government order, resulting in complaints from pensioners. An analysis of grievances received at the Ministry or at CGDA office or at PCDA (Pension) office reveal that more than 95% of the complaints pertain to pensioners drawing their pension from the banks. The task of addressing these grievances and providing services to pensioners to their complete satisfaction is an arduous one. This, however, could be changed by adopting a new paradigm for pension disbursement.

2. This new paradigm is centralised disbursement of pension. This simply means disbursing pension from a central agency viz. Centralised Pension Disbursement Agency (CPDA) to all the pensioners.

3. The present system of pension imbursement is an opaque one in the sense that it does not easily provide details reg. no of pensioners, category wise distribution of pensioners, amount of pension disbursed in a month and govt’s pension liability. Collation of the information from various sources is quite difficult and the output is not always accurate.

4. Further, in the existing system, there is a multiplicity of PDAs ‐ 29 Banks, 63 DPDOs and a large number (500+) of State Treasuries. As mentioned earlier, many a times PDAs tend to interpret Govt. Orders differently. This, in some cases delays the implementation of the order itself and in some other cases the order gets to be implemented differently by different PDAs. In both cases, generally, pensioner is the sufferer. There are other issues/difficulties in the existing pension disbursement system:‐

I. With multiple PDAs, the system is not amendable to effective monitoring as well as grievance handling. It makes the task of all decision makers including the Ministry, a very difficult one.

II. There is a delay in booking the pension amount to Govt. account. This also makes it relatively difficult to know the exact pension liability.

III. Even at a given time, it becomes an arduous task to exactly find out the number of active defence pensioners (including categories‐wise) as the information is to be collated from a large no. of PDAs.

IV. Maximum pensioners are drawing pension from banks. It has been experienced that they (Banks) do not have dedicated staff to deal with pensioners’ issues. Also, they are not well conversant with orders/issues peculiar to Defence pension.

The Proposed System

5. The proposed system of Centralised disbursement of pension is not only transparent but easy for information processing and retrieval.

6. Under the proposed system, after sanctioning pension and issuing Pension Payment Order (PPO), the pension sanctioning authority will forward the PPO and other details – including bank details – of the pensioner to the Centralised PDA (CPDA) on soft format through a secured channel. It could be on the CGDA intranet and for enhanced security could also be with digital signature. The CPDA will process the papers and will initiate first payment as well as subsequent monthly pension payments for credit to the pensioners’ bank accounts (as given by the PSA along with the PPO) through the NEFT/RTGS or the CMP (on‐line payment mechanism with SBI). Since the CPDA is making payment of pension – he can directly book the amount to the government account, avoiding any delay or suspense head booking. For the pensioners, there will be no change as they would receive pension in their

bank account, as is the status presently. The proposed system only replaces the multitude of PDAs with a single PDA without affecting the pensioners’ interest and rather bringing about a focused delivery mechanism. There are a number of benefits of the proposed system

i. Uniform interpretation and implementation of govt orders ii. Instant booking of pension payment to govt accounts – giving authorities a true picture of the pension liability and payment.

iii. Better grievance monitoring system can be instituted with a single PDA.Easier for everybody.

iv. Centralised database will help in better exploitation of information and communication technology for the betterment of services to the pensioners.

v. There will be no change as far as pensioners are concerned. They will continue to receive their pension in their given bank accounts.

vi. No loss to the banks in terms of accounts maintenance as they will continue to be the final pension paying agency.

vii. Future scalability is possible and relatively simple. For example, a centralised call centre could provide solutions to the pensioners for their queries or complaints.

7. In addition to these benefits, the proposed system will also result into a large saving to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Presently, MoD pays Rs. 60 per transaction to Banks; and with 12 regular payments and 4 DA payments in a year, MOD pays Rs 960 per pensioners per year. For 18.06 lakh Bank pensioners, this amounts to almost Rs. 180 Cr. every year. If all pensioners are brought under the centralised PDA system ‐ where CPDA will credit pension in pensioners Bank A/c through NEFT/RTGS ‐ saving of Rs. 180 Crore could be achieved.

Implementation Modalities

8. Phase I can cover all new pensioners – appx. 80,000 per year – coming into pension fold. This can be done from a particular date which can be decided after taking decision on centralised pension disbursement and creating necessary IT and Communication infrastructure.

9. In Phase II all DPDO pensioners can be covered. All original files may be shifted to the CPDA DPDO‐wise. Given that out of 63 DPDOs, 52 have been centralised under Project Ashraya (Pension disbursement system), this is likely to be smoother phase wherein shifting of files and their appropriate indexing will be the main activity / focus.

10. In Phase III existing bank pensioners can be covered depending upon the response of the banks.

This would be the toughest phase both in terms of making banks agree to the new model and in database management Banks revenue loss will also be a big issue from their perspective. As such this phase will require perseverance and a different strategy (including for database management) which can be derived and decided later from the success of the first two phases.

11. An issue which may require a conscious decision would be whether the centralised disbursement should be from one location or multi‐location. It is considered that in a networked environment, location may not be an important factor from the view‐point of users. However, for the ease and adaptability with the existing pension set‐up, it is recommended to have three centres associated with the existing pension sanctioning authorities, viz. PCDA

(P), Allahabad, PCDA (N), Mumbai and JCDA (AF), New Delhi. It is also recommended to have a centralised call centre, which can have access to the complete database of the three centres of CPDA. The call centre can be co‐ located with one of the three centres for the purpose of administrative convenience.

Role of DPDOs in the proposed centralised system

12. DPDOs are Pension Disbursement Agencies (PDAs) in the exiting set‐up. Each DPDO is a distinct PDA. Presently, 63 DPDOs – 51 in northern India and 12 in Southern India (Eastern central and Western India have no DPDOs) – are working as PDAs for 4.7 lakh pensioners.

13. If we divide the role of a DPDO in terms of (i) processing of monthly pension payments and (ii) identification exercise (which is not restricted to any specific month (e.g. November for bank pensioners) and continues for the whole year) then it can be stated that in the proposed CPDA paradigm, role of DPDOs will not be there for first part (i.e. payment processing). However, they can be effectively used for the second part ‐ identification of pensioners. This would mean that DPDOs would need to be remodelled as service centres for pensioners/ which will carry out their annual identification, accept change requests/applications on behalf of CPDA (for cases related to re‐marriage, re‐ employment, death, Bank account changes etc.) and can also act as grievance handling /settlement centre as they would be linked with the CPDA server and can have a higher protocol communication with the CPDA call centre. It is considered that in the proposed model ‐ one DPDO may only require one AO, one AAO (or two AAOs) and one MTS ‐ all proficient on the new system. Savings achieved in manpower (to be assessed) can be used for opening up a few more service centres in areas where pensioner concentration is relatively very high or in existing offices of DAD or even with the Zila Sainik Board Offices.

Infrastructure requirements

14. To start the work at the CPDA, it is assessed that manpower strength of one IDAS, One AO, two AAOs, 4 Adrs and 2 MTS would be sufficient and can even last for the first two phases with 2‐4 additional Adrs. It is assessed that this manpower can be spared from the existing resources of the organization of CDA (PD).

Source: CGDA

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Classification of expenditure in respect of reimbursement of Hearing Aid – CGDA Orders

Classification of expenditure in respect of reimbursement of Hearing Aid – CGDA Orders

G.I., CGDA O.M.File No.A/B/I/1326/XXXI/Corr., dated 19.3.2015

Sub: Classification of expenditure in respect of reimbursement of Hearing Aid.

One of the Controllers has reported that while their accounts, Test Audit Authorities have raised observation on procedure followed for booking of expenditure on account of “Hearing Aid Bills”. Test Audit Authorities are of the view that booking of expenditure on this account under code head 101/10 and 111/10 under Major Head 2076, Minor Head 101 – Pay and Allowance is not in order and the same should have been compiled to code head 421/01 – Local Purchase of Medical Stores under Minor head 110 – Stores – Major Head 2076.

2. It is therefore, requested that the procedure/practice being followed by your office in this regard along with your considered views duly supported with relevant authority may be forwarded for further examination of the issue at HQrs office.

This issue with the approval of OSD (A&B).

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Modernization of Armed Forces

Modernization of Armed Forces 

Ministry of Defence

13-March, 2015

Budget allocation for modernization of armed forces under the Revised Estimates has been fully used during the last three years.  Details for the same including for the current year are as follows:-

(` in crore)

Year

BE

RE

Actual Expenditure

%age utilization w.r.t. RE

2011-12

56510.49

53292.30

56281.88

105.61

2012-13

66032.24

57395.46

58768.86

102.39

2013-14

73444.59

66406.41

66850.30

100.67

2014-15

75148.03

66151.73

56776.47

85.83

Note:- Actual expenditure for 2014-15 is upto February, 2015.

Utilization of Defence budget is monitored by means of the financial compilation prepared by Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) which captures the details of defence expenditure incurred all over the country. The progress of expenditure is reviewed periodically at various levels in the Ministry and Service Headquarters to identify any areas where expenditure may be lagging.   This helps to identify and resolve any problems in implementation of planned activities.

 

The desired capability defines the equipment to be procured. Towards this end, a number of proposals for increasing the combat capacity and mobility of Infantry are listed in the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan.

 

The expenditure being incurred on modernisation is as an outcome of implementation of the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), which is sub-divided into five-year Services Capital Acquisition Plans (SCAP), which in turn form the basis of the Annual Acquisition Plans.

 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ram Kumar Sharma and others in Lok Sabha today.

 

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