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Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition

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Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition

NFIR

No. II/14/Part VIII

Dated: 04/12/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016 and ATS given to Federation on 13th November, 2017.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21′ Feb, 2017, 23/02/2017 and 12/04/2017.

(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 15/05/2017.

Kind attention of the Railway Board is invited to NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016 on the subject and Board’s letter dated 10/02/2017 wherein relaxation in five years service condition has been granted in certain situations.

Consequent to receipt of representations from the Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways and the widows/widowers appointed on compassionate ground seeking relaxation of five years minimum service condition, Federation vide letters cited under reference had approached the Hon’ble MR and sought approval for exemption from 5 years service condition to enable those re-employed ex-servicemen and widows/widowers to seek inter railway transfer to join their families and look after children. Thereafter a period of more than six months has passed this genuine demand has not been favourably considered. It is also sad to note that negative stand has been taken by Board while conveying “ATS” to the Federation without discussing the PNM Item. Attention is also invited to the General Manager (E), Western Railway’s letter No. EP/1140/0 Vol. IV dated 02/08/2017 to Railway Board on the subject.

NFIR once again urges upon the Railway Board to kindly review extant instructions and issue revised instructions for exempting 5 years minimum service condition for entertaining inter railway transfer requests of ex-servicemen re-employed in Railways and also the widows/widowers/wards of Railway employees appointed on compassionate ground. Federation also proposes that a separate meeting be convened at the level of “Member Staff” to discuss this PNM Item.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr.M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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7th Central Pay Commission: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance)

7th Central Pay Commission: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance)

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Instruction regarding Grant of Extra Work Allowance, Dress Allowance and Tough location Allowance

No.PC-1(16)/2017/D (pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 16th Nov, 2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance) – decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to MoD letter No.1(54)/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 04.11.2008 and Department of Expenditure OM No.12-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017 and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No.11-1/2016-1C, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance has been abolished as a separate allowance and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible personnel shall now to be covered under a New Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:

(a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

(b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duty again.

(c) This allowance should not be combined, i.e., if same employee is performing two or more such duties and is ellqible for 2 percent allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2 percent of basic pay.

(d) The other terms and conditions would continue to be applicable along with their admissibility (unless otherwise stated) as mentioned in MoD letter dated 04.11.2008 and otherwise.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 20174.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Diary No.446/AG/PD dated 05.10.2017.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Jayant Sinha)
Joint Secretary to the Govt of India

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Defence Pay Matrix enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67 for level 12A & 13

Defence Pay Matrix enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67 for level 12A & 13

“Index of rationalization (IOR) of level 12A & 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix has been enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67 for the entry level Pay…”

Message Regarding 7 CPC

1. “GoI, MoD has extended sanction of Operation Rhino for a further period of 3 months with effect from 15/06/2017 to 14/09/2017 or till the termination of Op Rhino whichever is earlier”. Units may publish Part II orders accordingly.

2. “Govt orders have been received vide SRO No 17(E) dated 06/07/2017 notified in Gazette of India No 14 dated 07/07/2017 and acted upon in Aug 2017. As per the orders, index of rationalization (IOR) of level 12A & 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix has been enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67 for the entry level Pay but the multiplication factor is retained as 2.57. In some cases pay fixed on 01/01/2016 as per revised Pay matrix would be less than that fixed earlier as per SRO 12(E) dated 03/05/2017, leading to recovery in August 2017 pay account. A few examples are cited at Annexure “A”.

Defence Pay Matrix enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67 for level 12A & 13

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One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II

Ministry of Defence
Department of EX-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06. 2017

CORRIGENDUM

To

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces personnel.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II dated 7.11.2015. The following amendments are made in said letter:

Line 2 of Para 4

For: 13(3)1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv)

Read: 13(3)I(i) (b), 13(3)II(i)(b), 13(3)III(iv)

  1. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.
  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. PC.1 to 10(11)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 305.2017.

Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed Copy

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Applicability of the revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding

Finance Ministry clarification on the Applicability of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in respect of Autonomous/Statutory Bodies

Department of Expenditure issued a communication regarding Applicability of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in respect of Autonomous/Statutory Bodies

F. No. 1/1/2016-E.III (A) (eFTS-298581/2016)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th November 2016

Subject: Applicability of the revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding.

All the Financial Advisors of various Ministries/Departments under the Central Government are aware that the recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions are not directly applicable in case of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. Therefore, once the recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions are accepted and implemented by the Central Government in respect of Central Government employees, separate orders are issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, regarding extension of the orders applicable to the Central Government employees to the employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded [controlled by the Central Government, based on the stipulations and conditions laid down therein. This was the practice adopted at the time of the 4th, 5th & 6th Pay Commissions. A reference is made to this Ministry’s OM No. 7/23/2008~E-IIIA dated 30.9.2008 issued at the time of 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. No orders have so far been issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in regard to applicability of the orders issued by the Government regarding revised pay scales based on the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. The matter is under consideration. As and when a decision is taken regarding applicability of the revised pay scales based on the 7th Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government in respect of the Central Government employees, in case of such employees, appropriate orders will be issued for its applicability in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. Till such time, revised pay scales shall not be extended in respect of such employees.

3. This issues with the approval of Finance Secretary.

(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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GoAir offers a 10% discount on base fares for serving and retired personnel of Defence, Paramilitary, Police and their departments

10% Discount in GoAir for Defence Personnel

GoAir offers a 10% discount on base fares for serving and retired personnel of Defence, Paramilitary, Police and their departments.

Defence Promotion

GoAir offers a 10% discount on base fares for serving and retired personnel of Defence, Paramilitary, Police and their departments. This offer is available across our Network.

This is a gesture in recognizing the services that Indian Armed Forces personnel offer to our country. These special fares will help security forces plan their personal travel in advance and help them stay connected with their friends and families easily. The offer is available exclusively on www.GoAir.in, GoAir ticketing counters, GoAir call centre and all Travel Agent.

Under the offer, the defence, paramilitary and police personnel and their families will have to carry valid identification proof while travelling.

Rebooking or rescheduling of tickets can be done at the current existing fare.

 

Terms & Conditions

Travel Offer only valid for serving and retired personnel of Defence, Paramilitary and Police and their dependents.

Bookings can be made through www.GoAir.in, GoAir ticketing counters, GoAir Call Centre and all Travel Agents.

Kiosk check-in and web check-in is not available for bookings under this fare

Agents can also make defense booking by calling up the call centre.

Tickets are subject to availability.

Defence personnel are required to carry their Defence ID proof. Their dependents need to carry Defence dependent ID proof.

Passengers unable to furnish their Defence ID proof at the time of check-in would be denied boarding and the PNR would be treated as No Show. If the passenger intends to rebook, he can, at the current fare.

This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer or promotion.

Any other promotional fares other than standard fares are not applicable for this offer.

This offer does not apply for bulk/group bookings.

GoAir reserves the right to cancel/modify/change/alter the offer either partly or fully, at its sole discretion without assigning any reason, whatsoever, at any point prior to completion of the passenger’s journey.

In case of any dispute, the decision of GoAir management would be final and binding

All disputes under this offer are subject to the jurisdiction of Mumbai only.

In addition to the above, Terms and Conditions and Citizen’s charter on www.GoAir.in would apply

– All disputes under this offer are subject to the jurisdiction of Mumbai only.

Source: www.goair.in

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Issue of Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel referred to 7th CPC Anomaly Committee

7th CPC Anomaly Committee : Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel
Percentage based system should be continued under the 7th CPC for calculating disability pension for Defence Services at par with their Civilian counterparts

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

13th October 2016 19:49 IST

Issue of Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel referred to 7th CPC Anomaly Committee

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended a slab based system for determining the disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel, which was accepted by the Government. Percentage based system was followed in the 6th CPC regime for calculating disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel as well as Civilians.

Service Headquarters have represented that the percentage based system should be continued under the 7th CPC for calculating disability pension for Defence Services at par with their Civilian counterparts.

The Ministry has referred the representation of the Service Headquarters to the Anomaly Committee of 7th CPC for consideration.

Source: PIB

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Cabinet approved improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix in Some Levels

Cabinet approved improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix in Some Levels

 

The Cabinet approved further improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix by enhancing Index of Rationalisation for Level 13A (Brigadier) and providing for additional stages in Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier) in order to bring parity with Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) counterparts at the maximum of the respective Levels.

 

Some other decisions impacting the employees including Defence & Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel include :

 

  • Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs. 10 to 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 % whenever DA rises by 50 %.
  • A common regime for payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel payable to Next of Kin with the existing rates enhanced from Rs. 10-20 lakh to 25-45 lakh for different categories.
  • Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs. 1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.
  • Terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments for Short Service Commissioned Officers who will be allowed to exit Armed Forces any time between 7 and 10 years of service.
  • Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave subsumed into a composite new Leave named ‘Work Related Illness and Injury Leave’ (WRIIL). Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

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7th CPC Report: Ration Money Allowance should be exempt from Income Tax

Ration Money Allowance should be exempt from Income Tax – 7th CPC Report

 

Ration Money Allowance (RMA) : Ration Money Allowance (RMA) is paid to all personnel of Defence forces and nongazetted personnel of CAPFs, Delhi Police, IB, A&N police and such personnel of Indian Reserve Battalions (IRBn) as are posted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and don’t dine in the mess. The existing rate of this allowance is ?95.52 per day for Non-Gazetted personnel and Rs.79.93 per day for Gazetted personnel.

 

There are demands to extend RMA to gazetted officers of CAPFs in line with Defence forces. Demands have also been received from some CAPFs that RMA should be exempted from the purview of income tax.

 

Analysis and Recommendations : Ration Money Allowance is revised periodically by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home for their personnel. Hence, it is proposed that status quo be maintained regarding the rates of this allowance.

 

However, regarding the admissibility of RMA, PBORs of CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard should be eligible to draw RMA irrespective of the place of posting (except when in receipt of the Detachment Allowance). Presently, officers of SSB who are posted in field areas at altitudes of less than 7000 feet are not eligible for RMA. This restriction of 7000 feet should be removed.

 

Regarding income tax exemption of RMA, the Commission, as part of its general approach, has refrained from making recommendations involving income tax. However, looking into the unique service conditions of CAPFs, the Commission is of the view that since RMA is granted in lieu of free rations, it should be exempt from income tax.

 

It is further recommended that the provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace areas should be withdrawn.

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7th Pay Commission recommendations for Defence Forces Personnel – An Overview

7th Pay Commission recommendations for Defence Forces Personnel – An Overview
7th Pay Commission has introduced a separate Pay Matrix Table for Defence Forces Personnel. The commission has explained in its report that the unique table structure has been simplified so that each employee can find his or her place in the proposed Matrix. All the employees belonging to various services will proceed according to their respective service conditions by earning increment on the basis of merit.  The Pay Matrix designed for the defence forces personnel is more compact than the civil pay matrix keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profile of the service personnel.
The entry pay for various ranks of defence forces personnel, other than MNS Offices, has been arrived at on the same premise, as has been done in the case of civilian. As an illustration, entry pay for a Captain has been arrived at as follows:
Entry pay in existing pay band + (Residency Period for promotion to
Captain from Lieutenant x annual increment) + grade pay of the rank of Captain = Rs.15,600 + (2 x Rs.630) +Rs.6,100 = Rs.22,960.
The starting point of a Sepoy (and equivalent), the entry level personnel in the defence forces, has been fixed in the Defence Pay Matrix at Rs.21,700. The starting point in the existing pay structure is Rs.8,460 for a Sepoy/equivalent. The fitment in the new matrix is essentially a multiple factor of 2.57. This multiple is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the Commission (Rs.18,000) and the existing minimum pay (Rs.7,000). The fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 to account for DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of
the new pay as on 01.01.2016. The actual raise/fitment being
recommended by the Commission is 14.29 percent. An identical fitment of 2.57 has also been applied to the existing rates of Military Service Pay (MSP), applicable to defence forces personnel only.

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Pay Structure for Defence Forces Personnel – Pay Matrix

Pay Structure for Defence Forces Personnel – Pay Matrix

The Defence Services in their Joint Services Memorandum have contended that the emoluments in the Defence Services should stand a fair comparison with what is available in the Civil Services, otherwise the Defence Services will be denied their legitimate share of the available talent pool.

5.2.2 The Commission has devised pay matrices for civil and defence forces personnel, after wide ranging feedback from multiple stakeholders. The common aspects of the two matrices and the unique elements in the defence pay matrix are outlined in the succeeding paragraphs.

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One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel: Latest MoD orders published on 7.11.2015

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel: Latest MoD orders published on 7.11.2015

 

12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part-II
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi Dated 7th Nov 2015

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

 

In view of the need of the Defence Forces to maintain physical fitness, efficiency and effectiveness, as per the extant Rules, Defence Service personnel retire at an early age compared to other wings in the Government. Sepoy in Army and equivalent rank in Navy & Air Force retire after 17/19 years of engagement/service and officers retire before attaining the age of 60 years i.e. the normal age of retirement in the Government. Considering these exceptional service conditions and in the interest of ever vigilant Defence Forces, the pensionary benefits of Ex-Servicemen have accordingly, over time, been fixed.

2. It has now been decided to implement “One Rank One Pension” (OROP) for the Ex-Servicemen with effect from 1.07.2014. OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which, implies bridging the gap between the rates of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals.

3. Salient features of the OROP are as follows:

i. To begin with, pension of the past pensioners would be re-fixed on the basis of pension of retirees of calendar year 2013 and the benefit will be effective with effect from 1.7.2014.

ii. Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retired in 2013 in the same rank and with the same length of service.

iii. Pension for those drawing above the average shall be protected.


iv. Arrears will be paid in four equal half yearly instalments. However, all the family pensioners including those in receipt of Special/Liberalized family pension and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.


v. In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.

 

4. Personnel who opt to get discharged henceforth on their own request under Rule 13(3)1(i)(b),13(3)1(iv) or Rule 168 of the Army Rule 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively.

 

5. The Govt. has decided to appoint a Judicial Committee to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Judicial Committee will submit its report in six months.

 

6. Detailed instructions relating to implementation of OROP along with tables indicating revised pension for each rank and each category, shall be issued separately for updation of pension and payment of arrears directly by Pension Disbursing Agencies.

 

7. This issues with concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. MoD (Fin/Pension) lD No.PC to10(11)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 07 November 2015.

8. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(K. Damayanthi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

Click to view the order – MoD orders for One Rank One Pension on 7.11.2015

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