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Defence: Amendment of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30th September 2016

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Delinking of 33 yrs of Qualifying Service – Revision of Pre-2006 Pensioners (JCOs/ORs and COS) Corr to MoD letter dt. 30.09.2016

No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India/ भारत सरकार
Ministry of Defence/रक्ष्‍ाा मंत्रालय
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi, Dated 11th October, 2017

CORRIGENDUM

To,

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

Subject : Amendment of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30th  September 2016.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.  1 (2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30th September 2016 regarding de-linking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension, the following amendments are made-

Annexure-A (ICOs) rates for the rank ‘Maj. Gem’ for Commissioned Officer  (MNS)

For:

Rank Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
Maj. Gen. 16277

Read:

Rank Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
Maj. Gen. 16227

Annexure-C (Air Force) rates for the rank of ‘MWO’group ‘X’

For:

Rank Minimum of Fitment table Service Pension Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
MWO 21790 10895 10895 6537

Read :

Rank Minimum of Fitment table Service Pension Enhanced Rate of Ordinary Family Pension Normal Rate of Ordinary Family Pension
MWO 21970 10985 10985 6591

2 All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

3 This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry  vide their UO No. 10(6)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 26.09.2017.

4 Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 Source: www.desw.gov.in

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Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to PBORs

Ministry of Defence
D(Pay/Services)

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

A copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E III (A) dated 19th September, 2017 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action in so far as Armed Forces personnel are concerned.

2. It is hereby clarified that Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) of the Armed Forces including JCOs in the Army and Officers ofthe equivalent rank in the Navy and Air Force will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus for the year 2016-17 in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM referred to in para 1 above subject to the availability of requisite funds in the sanctioned budget provisions of Defence Services for the current financial year.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. N0-443/AG/PD/2017 dated 28.9.2017.

(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2017

DA Order for Armed Forces Officers and PBOR including NCs(E) from 01.07.2017

No. 1(2)/ 2004/D(Pay/ Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 3rd October, 2017

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

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2017.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004-D(Pay/ Services) dated 18th August 2017, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% with effect from 01.07.2017.

2. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 311-PA dated 29.09.17 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/9/2017-E.II(B), dated 20th September 2017.

Yours faithfully,

(C. K. Ramaswamy)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies

Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies

Office of the Pr.C.D.A.(Pensions),
Draupadi ghat, Allahabad – 211014

Tele : (0532) -2421877

Section Order No. 13

Date: 03.10.2017

 

Subject : Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies.

Reference: (i) GoI, MOD letter No. 1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 18.09.2017

(ii) This office Section order No. 01 dated 14.01.2008,

The methodology to workout restoration of pension was issued for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies vide Ministry of Defence letter No.1(4)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 04.12.2007.

 

In compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 01.09.2016 in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010, GOI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensioners, Deptt. of P & PW vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol.-II dated 23.06.2017 read with OM of same no. dated 21.07.2017, have decided to extend the benefit of ibid orders of Honble Supreme Court to all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump sum amount and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, by restoring their full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the dated of payment of 100% lump sum amount.

 

The above matter has been considered by the GOI, MOD Dept. of Ex- servicemen Welfare and it has been decided that the provisions of GOI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. of P & PW vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol.-II dated 23.06.2017 shall also apply mutatis mutandis to all Armed Forces pensioner absorbed in PSUs/Autonomous bodies.The pension in terms of these orders shall be revised by respective PSAs suo-moto by issuing corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

 

The concerned operative sections may identify effected cases and issue corrigendum PPOs in terms of ibid Govt. letter dated 18.09.2017 on priority basis

 

No. G-1/M/0104/ICOs/Vol.-VI
Date:03.10.2017

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
ACDA (Pension)

 


No.1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011

Dated: 18th September 2017

To

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

 

Subject: Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies.

 

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter no. 1(4)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 4.12.2007 under which revised methodology to workout restoration of pension was issued for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Bodies. The restored pension as well as full amount of pension was further revised with effect from 01.01.2006 in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(4)/2007- D(Pension/Policy) dated 21.08.2009 as amended vide letter No. 1(4)12007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 09.02.2011, letter No. 1(1)/2014- D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.10.2014. As per these orders, payment of dearness relief and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full revised pension.

 

2.In compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 01 09.2016 in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010, Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002- P&PW(D)-Vol II. dated 23.6.2017 read with OM of same No dated 21.07.2017, have decided to extend the benefit of ibid orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court to all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump sum amount and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, by restoring their full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump sum amount.

 

3.Matter has been considered and it has been decided that the provisions of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM F.No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol. II dated 23.6.2017, shall also apply mutatis mutandis to all Armed Forces pensioner absorbed in PSUs/ Autonomous bodies. Other terms and conditions prescribed vide this Ministry’s letters issued from time to time which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

 

4.The Armed Forces PSU absorbees whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled for revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including 7th Central Pay Commission.

 

5.The pension in terms of these orders shall be revised by respective Pension Sanctioning Agencies suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No allocation in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

 

6.This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 31(8)/9/Fin/Pen dated 07.09.2017.

 

7.Hindi version will follow.

S/d,

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretay to Govt. of India

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Revision of flat rates of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation throughout the country

Revision of flat rates of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation throughout the country

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CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT -10

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No.AN/XII/18007/I/Vol. I (Pt)

Dated: 27.09.2017

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCA (Fys) Kolkata
(Through CGDA’s website)

Subject: Revision of flat rates of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation throughout the country

A copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Urban Development, Directorate of Estate Office Memorandum No. 18011 /2/2015-Pol.III dated 19.07.2017 on the above subject is forward ed herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action .

2. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy. CGOA (Admin)


No. 18011/2/2015-Pol.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 19 July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of flat rate of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country.

In terms of the provisions of the Rule 74 of the “Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation Rules. 2017, the Government has decided to revise the flat rates of licence fee recoverable for the residential accommodation available in General Pool and also in Departmental Pools of Ministries/Departments of the Government of India throughout the Country (except in respect of substandard/unclassified accommodation of Ministry of Defence, ‘accommodation for service personnel of the Ministry of Defence and accommodation under the control of Ministry of Railways), as shown in the Annexure.

2. The revised rates of licence fee would be effective from 1st July, 2017. All Ministries/Departments are requested to take action to recover the revised licence fee in accordance with these orders in respect of accommodation under their control all over the country.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing of the Ministry of Urban Development vide Note dated 6/7/2017.

(swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)
Tel. 23062505

Annexure
(To OM No. 18011/2/2015-Pol.III dated 19 July, 2017)

 

Revised flat rates of licence fee applicable for General Pool  Residential Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country w.e.f.  01-07-2017
Sl.No. Type of Accommodation Range Existing flat rates of Licence fee as per 2013 revision Licence after merger of various areas in a type of   accommodation   as per % of accommodation- rounded to Rs. 10
1. I Upto 30 115 150
2. I Upto 30 135
3. II 26.5 to 40 245 310
4. II 41 to 50 310
5. III 44 to 55 370 470
6. III 56 to 65 450
7. IV 59 to 75 500 640
8. IV 76 to 91.5 625
9. IV (Special) 59 to 75 500 680
10. Iv (Special) 76 to 91.5 625
11. V A Upto 106 875 1190
12. V A Beyond 106 1065
13. V B Beyond 106 1065 1270
14. VI A Upto 159.5 1305 1560
15 VI B Beyond 159.5 1565 1870
16 VII 189.5 to 224.5 1835 2190
17 VIII 243 to350 2630 3920
18 VIII 350.5  to 522 3875
For Servant Quarters & Garages

 

Sl.No. Particulars Existing Rates (p.m.) Revised Rates rounded to Rs. 10 (p.m.)
1 Servant Quarters Rs. 60/- 70
2 Garages Rs.35/- 40

 

For categories of Suite, living area and proposed flat rates of licence fee for Hostel Accommodation
Sl.No. Category ofSuite Living  Area (Sq. mtr.) Existing rates Revised Rates rounded  to  Rs.10 (p.m.)
1 Single Room(without Kitchen) 21.5 to 30 335/- 400
Single Room (with Kitchen) 30.5 to 39.5 475/- 560
2 Double Room 47.5 to 6o 650/- 770

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Grant of Educational Concession to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) missing/disabled/killed in action

Grant of Educational Concession to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) missing/disabled/killed in action

EDUCATIONAL-CONCESSION-ARMED-FORCES-CHILDREN

No.6(I)/2009/Edu. Concession/ D(Res.-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Room No. 231, ‘B’ Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 13th Sept, 2017

To,

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Director General Indian Coast Guard.

Subject : Grant of Educational Concession to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) missing/disabled/killed in action

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in Para 8.17.42 regarding enhancement of Educational Concessions to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORS) Missing/Disabled/Killed in action and in supersession of earlier order No 6(1)/2009/Edu. Concession/II D(Res) dated 25th Oct 2010 on the subject, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:

(i) Tuition Fees: Full reimbursement of tuition fee (Capitation fee and caution money not included) levied by the educational institutions concerned (including charges levied for the school bus maintained by the school or actual fares paid for railway pass for students or bus fare certified by the Head of Institutes).

(ii) Hostel Charges: Full reimbursement of Hostel charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges.

(iii) Cost of books/stationery: Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only) per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.

(iv) Cost of Uniform where this is Compulsory: Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only) or the amount claimed‘by the student, whichever is less.

(v) Clothing: Rs. 700/- (Rupees seven hundred only) per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.

2. The education concessions referred to above will be admissible only for undertaking studies in Govt/Govt. aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools and other schools or colleges recognised by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments.

3. The above educational concessions will be available for school going children from 2 classes prior to lSt class up to and inclusive of the First Degree Course.

4. Re-imbursement of Educational Concession shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his/her class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particulars class, the re-imbursement of CEA shall not be stopped.

5. The combined amount of Tuition Fees and Hostel Charges shall not exceed Rs. 10,000/-pm.

6. The concession shall go up by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

7. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

8. The Educational concession referred to in this order will be debit able from Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 800 B(a)2 of the Defence services Estimates (Army) and relevant Heads of Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

9. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance Pension) vide their U.O. No.IO (23)/O9/Fin/Pen dated 1 1.09.2017.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Santosh)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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7th Pay Commission for Defence Pensioners calculation example for Major

7th Pay Commission for Defence Pensioners calculation example for Major.

S.
No
Description 1st Case
1 Date of Retirement 26.05.1976
2 Rank Major
3 Qualifying Service 30/06/01
4 Scale of Pay (or Pay Band & G.P) at the time of Retirement OR Notional Pay scale as on 1.1.1986. for those retired before 1.1.1986 2300-100-3900-150-5100 Rank Pay – 1000
5 Pay on retirement OR Notional pay as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986 3400 (Basic Pay) + 600 (Rank Pay) 4000
6 Pension as on 01.01.2016 before revision 23815
7 Family Pension as on 01.01.2015 before revision 14289
8 Family pension at enhanced rate as on 01.01.2016 before revision (if applicable) NA
9 Revised pension by multiplying pre-revised pension by 2.57 61205
10 Revised family pension by multiplying pre-revised family pension by 2.57 36723
11 Revised family pension at enhanced rate by multiplying pre-revised enhanced family pension by 2.57 NA
12 Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.1996 11600 (Basic Pay) + 1200 (Rank Pay) 12800
13 Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2006 23810 (PIPB) + 6600 (Gr.Pay) + 6000 (MSP) Rs. 36410
14 Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2016 80400 (PIPM)+15500(MSP) 95900
15 Revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per first formulation 47950
16 Revised family pension w.e.f. 1.2016 as per first formulation 28770
17 Revised family pension at enhanced rate w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as oer first formulation NA
18 Revised pension payable (Higher of S.No.9 and 15 61205
19 Revised family pension payable (Higher of S.No. 10 and 16) 36723
20 Revised family pension at enhanced rate payable (Higher of S.No. 11 and 17) NA

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Transfer Policy for IDAS Officers 2017: CGDA Order dated 08.09.2017

Transfer Policy for IDAS Officers 2017: CGDA Order dated 08.09.2017

Office of the CG DA
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.-10
No. AN-I/1170/1/ Transfer Policy

Date: 08.09.2017

To,

All lDAS officers

Subject: Transfer Policy for IDAS officers, 2017.

“Transfer Policy for IDAS officers, 2017 ” duly approved by the Competent Authority is circulated herewith for information of all concerned.

Enc: As above

Sd/-
(Sham Dev)
Jt. CGDA (AN)

Transfer Policy for IDAS Officers, 2017

The Indian Defence Accounts Service has a cadre composed of directly recruited officers inducted through the UPSC Civil Services Examination as well as officers promoted from within the Department. Officers appointed to the Service have an all India liability including field service in or out of India. To achieve professionalism in the organizational goals, there is need to ensure career progression opportunities and individual growth and satisfaction to the officers.

The Defence Accounts Department is committed to provide a wide spectrum of Financial Management services to the Services and other related organizations like DRDO, BRO, Ordnance Factories, Coast Guard, etc. As per its mission statement, the department strives to achieve excellence and professionalism in accounting and financial services and in performing audit functions.

Preamble:

A transfer policy is imperative to meet the organizational goals and functional requirements of the cadre as well as to take into consideration professional and personal aspirations of the officers, thereby creating a motivated work force with an appropriate work-life balance. At the same time the policy does not preclude the placement of an officer due to administrative exigencies as well as the requirements of expertise for specific nature of jobs and to also give weightage to performance in the interest of achievement of specific targets or goals, including for extraordinary humanitarian considerations.

1. General principles:

These are in the nature of guiding principles to be followed within the broad framework of prevalent Government of India’s guidelines/ instructions and organisational requirements/administrative compulsions.

a. Transfers/Posting will be effected based on the recommendations of the duly constituted Defence Accounts Department Placement Board (DAPB) for IDAS.

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7th Pay Commission for Defence Pensioners – Calculation for Havildar (JCOs/ORs)

7th Pay Commission for Defence Pensioners – Calculation for Havildar (JCOs/ORs)

S.No Description 2nd Case
1 Rank Hav
2 Group “D”
3 Date of Retirement 31.01.1989 (4th CPC Scale)
4 Qualifying Service 18.5
5 Scale of Pay (or Pay Band & G.P) at the time of retirement OR Notional pay scale as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986 1050-25-1300-30-1450
6 Pay on retirement OR Notional pay as on 1.1.1986 for those retired before 1.1.1986 1175+30(CA)=1205
7 Pension as on 01.01.2016 before revision 7693
8 Family pension as on 01.01.2016 before revision 4616
9 Family pension at enhanced rate as on 01.01.2016 before revision (if applicable) NA
10 Revised pension by multiplying pre-revised family pension by 2.57 19772
11 Revised family pension by multiplying pre-revised family pension by 2.57 11864
12 Revised family pension at enhanced rate by multiplying pre-revised enhanced family pension by 2.57 NA
13 Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.1996 3680+80 (CA)(3600-85-4875)
14 Pay fixed on notional basis on 10.10.1997 3700+100(CA)(3600-100-5100)
15 Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2006 7050 (BP) 2800 (GP) 2000 (MSP)
16 Pay fixed on notional basis on 1.1.2016 29200 +5200/34400 (Level – 5)
17 Revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per first formulation 17200
18 Revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per first formulation 10320
19 Revised family pension at enhanced rate w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per first formulation NA
20 Revised pension payable (Higher of Sl.No. 10 and 17) 19772
21 Revised family pension payable (Higher of Sl. No. 11 and 18) 11864
22 Revised family pension at enhanced rate payable (Higher of Sl.No 12 and 19) NA

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Nirmala Sitharaman takes over as Defence Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman takes over as Defence Minister

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman took over charge as Defence Minister, here today. On her arrival at the Ministry of Defence in South Block, Smt. Sitharaman was received by outgoing Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra, Defence Secretary (Defence Production) Shri AK Gupta, Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr. S Christopher and other senior officials. Smt Sitharaman is the first full time Woman Defence Minister of India. Immediately after assuming office, the Defence Minister approved a grant of over Rs 13 crore which will be released for 8685 ex-servicemen, widows and dependants out of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund. She also approved financial assistance out of Raksha Mantri Ex-Servicemen Fund.

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7th CPC – Revision of provisions regulating Pension/ Gratuity/ Commutation of Pension/ Family Pension

7th CPC – Revision of provisions regulating Pension/ Gratuity/ Commutation of Pension/ Family Pension

No. 17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi
Dated 4th September 2017

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

Sub: Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of provisions regulating Pension/ Gratuity/ Commutation of Pension/ Family Pension including pensionary awards notified in terms of Casualty pensionary awards in respect of Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers Other Ranks, Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission notified vide Government of India, Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Resolution bearing No 17(l)/2014/D(Pension/Policy) dated 30.9.2016, recommendations of National Anomaly Committee on methodology for calculation of disability element for Defence Forces and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Department of Pension” and Pensioners’ Welfare Office Memorandum No. 38/37/2016 – P&PW(A) (i) dated 4.8.2016 as modified vide OM F No 42/14/2016-P&PW(G) dated 24.10.2016. Sanction of the President is hereby accorded for modification in the rules regulating Pension, Family pension, Retirement/ Death/Service Gratuity, Commutation of pension, pensionary awards under casualty pensionary awards including Ex-gratia lump sum compensation in cases of invalidment etc., to the extent specified in this letter.

2. The provisions of the Pension Regulations, 2008 of Army and various Services Regulations, Instructions and Government Orders issued by this Ministry from time to time, which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

3. DATE OF EFFECT

3.1 The revised provisions of this letter shall apply to the Commissioned Officers (including MNS and Territorial Army Officers), Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks of the three Services, Non-Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force, Defence Security Corps and the Territorial Army (hereinafter collectively referred to as Armed Forces Personnel) who retired/discharged! released/invalided out or died in harness on or after 1.1..2016. Separate orders have already been issued in respect of Armed Forces Personnel who retired/died before 1.1.2016.

3.2 Where Pension! Family Pension/ Death Gratuity/ Retirement Gratuity/ Commuted Value of Pension or pensionary awards under casualty pensionary awards has already been sanctioned provisionally, or otherwise, in cases of retirement/death occurring on or after 1.1.2016, the same shall be revised in terms of these orders. In cases where pension has been finally sanctioned under the pre-revised orders and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under these orders, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of pensioner.

4. RECKONABLE EMOLUMENTS

4.1 The term ‘ Reckonable Emoluments’ for the purpose of calculating various-pensionary benefits other than various kinds of Gratuities, shall consist the following-

4.1.1 Commissioned Officers: Pay in the Pay Matrix, Military Service Pay and Non Practicing Allowance, if any, last drawn by the officer (Refer – Army Officer Pay Rules-2016, Air Force Officer Pay Rules-2017, Navy Officer Pay Regulations-2017 as may be the case)

4.1.2 Junior Commissioned Officers & Other Ranks: Pay in the Pay Matrix, Military Service Pay, and ‘X’ Group Pay & Classification Allowance, if any, last drawn by the JCOs/ORs “(Refer – Army Pay Rules-2017, Air Force Pay Rules-2017, Navy Pay Regulations-2017 as may be the case).

4.2 For calculation of all kinds of gratuities, dearness allowance admissible on the date of retirement/discharge/invalided out/death, shall continue to be treated as part of emoluments along with the emoluments as defined in para 4.1 above.

4.3 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THOSE WHO OPTED TO CONTINUE T.O DRAW PAY IN THE PRE-REVISED SCALE OF PAY

4.3.1 Those who have elected to continue to draw pay in the pre-revised scale of pay and have retired/ discharged/ invalided out of service on or after 1.1.2016, “their pension and gratuity, as applicable, shall be calculated under the rules in force immediately before coming into effect of these-orders”.

4.3.2 The term ‘Reckonable Emoluments’ for the purpose of pensionary benefits under this Para 4.3.1 shall be the same as defined in para 3.1 of this Ministry’s letter No 17(4)/2008(2)/ D(Pen/Pol) dated 12.11.2008 and shall also include Dearness Allowance notified under Sixth CPC Pay structure.

4.3.3 Entitlement of gratuity shall be determined, under the order in force-immediately before coming into effect of these orders subject to the maximum ceiling as prescribed in Para 8 of this Ministry’s letter No. 17(4)/2008(2)/D (Pen/Pol) dated 12.11.2008.

4.3.4 Family Pension shall also be allowed in accordance with orders applicable prior to the issue of these orders.

4.4 In the case of Commissioned Officers and JCOs/ORs who have opted for the revised pay structure and have retired/discharged within 10 months from the date of coming over to the revised pay structure, the average emoluments for 10 months period preceding retirement/discharge will be calculated by taking into account pay as follows:-

 

(a) For the period during which pay is drawn in the revised pay

Pay drawn in the prescribed Pay Matrix plus structure Military Service Pay, ‘X’ Group pay and whole of Classification Allowance (where applicable in case of JCOs/ORs) and Non Practicing Allowance, if any.

(b) For the period during which pay was drawn in the pre-revised pay scales

Pay determined after applying multiplying factor of 2.57 to the sum of existing pay in the Pay Band, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, ‘X’ Group Pay (in case of JCOs/ORs) and NPA, if any, drawn during the relevant period plus whole of classification allowance, if an ,drawn by JCOs/OR.

5. QUALIFYING SERVICE

5.1 The minimum period of qualifying service prescribed for earning various kind of pension and gratuity by Defence Forces personnel, shall continue as hithertofore. There shall also be no change in the provisions for determining reckonable qualifying service for calculating pension and gratuity.-

6.PENSION

6.1 Subject to para 6.2, there shall be no change in the provisions regulating the amount of pensions including pension determined under casualty pensionary awards. However, the provisions for determining pension based on, notional maximum of pre-revised pay scale in respect of JCOs/OR, shall be discontinued.

6.2 The amount of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs 9,000/- and the maximum pension would be 50% of highest pay in the Government (the highest pay in the Government is Rs 2,50,000/- with effect from 1.1.2016). However, the maximum ceiling’shall be applicable only in the case of Service/Retiring Pension, Service element of Disability/ Liberalized disability/ War Injury Pension and Ordinary Family Pension. The said ceiling is not applicable in the cases of Disability/ Liberalized Disability/ War injury element, being authorized under casualty pensionary awards.

6.3 The quantum of additional pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners shall be continue to be as follows-

Age of pensioner / family pensioner

Additional quantum of pension

From 80 years to less than 85 years

20% of revised basic pension/ family pension

From 85 years to less than 90 years

30% of revised basic pension /family pension

From 90 years to less than 95 years

40% of revised basic pension / family pension

From 95 years to less than 100 years

50% of revised basic pension / family pension

100 years or more

100% of revised basic pension/ family pension

The Pension Sanctioning Authorities should ensure that the date of birth and the age of a pensioner! family pensioner, are invariably indicated in the Pension Payment Order to facilitate payment of additional pension by the Pension Disbursing Agencies as soon as it becomes due. Dearness relief shall also be admissible on the additional pension available to old pensioners/family pensioners.

Note: The additional pension payable to old pensioners/ family pensioners of 80 years of age and above shall also be applicable to old pensioners/ family pensioners of 80 years of age and above in receipt of War injury pension! Disability pension/ Liberalized family pension! Special family pension.

7.GRATUITY

7.1 The maximum limit of all kinds of Gratuity is. Retiring/ Retirement /Service Invalid/ Special/ Terminal/ Death Gratuity shall be Rs. 20 lakhs. This ceiling on gratuity shall be increased by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance rises by 50% of the basic pay.

7.2 DEATH GRATUITY

The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be as under:

Length of qualifying service

Rate of Death Gratuity

Less than One year

2 times of monthly emoluments

One Year or more but less than 5 years

6 times of monthly emoluments

5 years or more but less than 11 years

12 times of monthly emoluments

11 years or more but less than 20 years

20 times of monthly emoluments

20 years or more

Half month’s emoluments for every six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

8.FAMILY PENSION

8.1 Subject to para 8.2, there shall be no change in the provisions regulating the amount of various kinds of family pensions including family pension determined under casualty pensionary awards and additional family pension applicable to old family pensioners.

8.2 . The amount of all kind of family pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs 9,000/-. The maximum amount of normal rate and enhanced rate of ordinary family pension shall be 30% and 50% respectively of highest pay in the Government which is Rs 250,000/- with effect from 1.1.2016. The maximum ceiling is, however, not applicable in the cases of Special Family! Liberalized Family Pension etc., applicable under casualty pensionary awards.

8.3 The dependency criteria for the purpose of family pension shall continue to be the minimum family pension along with Dearness Relief thereon.

9. Ex-GRATIA LUMP SUM COMPENSATION IN CASES OF INVALIDMENT

9.1 – The Ex-gratia lump Sum compensation to Defence Service personnel who are boarded but of service on account of disability/ war injury attributable to or aggravated by military service, shall be paid @ Rs 20 lakh for 100% disability subject to provisions as stipulated in this Ministry’s letter No. 2(2)/2011/D(Pea/Pol) dated 26.12.2011. For disability/ war injury less than 100% but not less than 20%, the amount of Ex-gratia compensation shall be proportionately reduced. No Ex-gratia lump sum compensation shall be payable for disability/ war injury less than 20%. The proportionate compensation would be based on actual percentage of disability as certified by the Invaliding Medical-Board, without applying broad banding provisions as contained in Para 7.2 of this Ministry’s letter No 1(2)!97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001.

10.BROAD-BANDING OF PERCENTAGE OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON DISCHARGE

10.1 Where an Armed Forces personnel is discharged/retired under the circumstances mentioned in Para 4.1 of this Ministry’s letter No l(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 311.2001 with disability including cases covered under this Ministry’s letter “No 16(5)/2008/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29.9.2009 and the disability/ war injury has been accepted as 20% and more, the extent of disability or functional incapacity shall be determined in the manner prescribed in Para 7.2 of said letter dated 31.1.2001 for the purpose of computing disability/war injury.

10.2 Rates for calculation of disability where composite assessment is made due to existence of disability, as well as war injury, shall be determined in terms of provision contained in Para 3(b) of Ministry’s letter No. 16(02)/2015-D(Pen/Pol) dated 8th August 2016.

11. EX-GRATIA AWARDS TO CADET (DIRECT)

11.1 In cases of disablement ! death, following Ex-gratia award shall be payable subject to the same conditions as hitherto in force in the event of invalidment on medical ground / death of a Cadet (Direct) due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training.

11.1.1 Monthly Ex-gratia amount of Rs 9,000/- per month.

11.1.2 In cases of disablement, Ex-gratia disability award @ Rs 16,200/- per month shall be payable in addition for 100% of disability during period of disablement subject to prorata reduction in case the degree of disablement is less than 100%. No disability award shall be payable in cases where the degree of disablement is less than 20%.

11.1.3 In cases of death, Ex-gratia amount of Rs 12.5 Iakhs.

11.1.4 The Ex-gratia awards to Cadets (Direct)! NoK, shall be sanctioned purely on ex-gratia basis and the same shall not be treated as pension for any purpose.

However, dearness relief at applicable rates shall be granted on monthly ex-gratia as well as ex-gratia disability award.

12.CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE (CAA)

12.1 “Constant Attendant Allowance shall continue to be admissible under the condition as hithertofore at the existing rate from 1.1.2016 to 30.06.2017. However, it shall be admissible at the uniform rate of Rs. 6750!- per month, irrespective of the rank with effect from 1.7.2017.”

13.COMMUTATION OF PENSION:

13.1 There shall be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto that the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

13.2 The pensioners who have retired between 1.1.2016 and date of issue of orders for revised pay/ pension based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, shall have an option, in relaxation of provisions of relevant Pension Regulations, not to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on retrospective revision of pay / pension on implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC, Option form to be used for this purpose shall be prescribed by the PCDA (Pension), Allahabad along with their implementation instructions.

13.3 The option may be invited only from those who Want to commute their pension which has become additionally commutable as per Para 13.2 above and no commutation shall be allowed as a default. In such cases, RO/HOO/PSAs will finalize the cases without waiting for Option for commutation of additional pension and such option, if any, received later on (within four months from the date of issue of this letter) may be processed separately for additional commutation. Option for additional commutation on the basis of revised pension once exercised would be final and in no case it would be entertained at a later stage. Service Hqrs may be deputed as Nodal agencies to carry out such exercise with the respective ROs for the speedy implementation of work and forward such cases to PSAs.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

14. The amount of various pensionary awards admissible in terms of this order, shall be round-ed off to the next higher rupee by the Pension Sanctioning Authorities.

15.If the amount of any monthly pension! family pension admissible under the provisions of this letter works out to be less than Rs 9,000/- per month, it shall be stepped up to Rs 9,000!- per month and authorized for payment at this rate.

16.The pension/ family pension notified in terms of these orders from 1.1.2016 or thereafter, shall qualify for dearness relief sanctioned by the Government from time to time in accordance with the relevant rules! instructions.

PROCEDURE FOR SANCTION OF’REVISED PENSION TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RETIRED

17. For revision of pensionary awards as per provisions of this letter in respect of Armed Forces personnel who have already retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died on or after 1.1.2016 and in whose cases, pensionary benefits at pre-revised rates have already been notified, the Record Offices concerned in case of JCOs/ORs and PCDA(O) Pune/ Naval Pay Office Mumbai/ AFCAO, New Delhi, as the case may be in respect of commissioned officers, will initiate and forward revised LPC-cum-Data Sheet as prescribed by PCDA(Pensions), Allahabad, to their respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities (PSAs) for issue of Corrigendum PPOs notifying the revised pensionary awards. Further, implementation instructions to all concerned, shall be issued by PCDA (Pensions), Allahabad immediately on receipt of these orders.

18. Pension Regulations of the three Services, shall be amended in due course.

19. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No.10(03)/2017/Fin/Pen dated 30.08.2017.

20.Hindi version will follow.

 

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) – Revision of pension of pro-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners/ family pensioners etc

7th CPC Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence forces Pensioners/family Pensioners: DESW Order 04.09.2017 in view of NAC decision

No. 17(01)/2017(01)/D(Pension/Policy)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, Dated 4th September, 2017

To

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

Subject : Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) – Revision of pension of pro-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners/ family pensioners etc.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 17(01)/2016 D(Pen/Pol) dated 29th October 2016 for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces pensioners/ family pensioners in implementation of the Government decisions on the recommendations of the 7th CPC. As per para 9 of this Ministry’s said order dated 29th October 2016 the revision of disability element of disability pension was held in abeyance pending decision of National Anomaly Committee to whom matter was referred by MoD to decide methodology for calculation of disability element of disability pension under 7th CPC. The National Anomaly Committee has recommended that parity with Civilians for grant of Disability element which was granted to Defence Forces under 6th CPC, shall be maintained.

2. The recommendations of the National Anomaly Committee have been considered by the Government. In partial modification of Ministry’s order dated 29th October 2016, the President is now pleased to decide that Disability element of disability pension for Defence Forces Pensioners shall also be revised by multiplying the existing rate of disability element as had been drawn on 31.12.2015 by factor of 2.57 to arrive at revised rate of disability element as on 1.1.2016. The amount of revised disability element so arrived shall be round-ed off to next higher rupee.

3. Para 13 of this Ministry’s above quoted letter dated 29.10.2016 regarding “Ex-gratia awards to Cadets in cases of disablement” shall be replaced with the following:

13. EX-GRATIA AWARDS TO CADET (DIRECT) The ex-gratia award payable to Cadet (Direct)/ NoKs in cases of disablement / death shall be payable subject to the same conditions as hitherto in force in the event of invalidment on medical ground / death of a Cadet (Direct) due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training

(i) Monthly Ex-gratia amount of Rs 9,000/- per month

(ii) In cases of disablement, Ex-gratia disability award @ Rs 16,200/- per month shall be payable in addition for 100% of disability during period of disablement subject to prorata reduction in case the degree of disablement is less than 100%. “No ex-gratia disability award shall be payable in cases where the degree of disablement is less than 20%.”

4. The dearness relief sanctioned by the Government from 1.1.2016 and thereafter, shall also be paid on rates of disability element and monthly ex-gratia award to Cadet(Direct), revised in accordance with the provision of this letter.

5. Vide para 10(ii) of MOD order dated 29.10.2016, it was ordered to pay the Constant Attendance Allowance(CAA) at the existing rate since matter regarding grant of Allowances was under examination by the Committee on Allowances (CoA). in this regard, Ministry of Finance vide Resolution dated 6th July 2017 (Appendix II item 37 has accepted the recommendation of 7th CPC to enhance the existing Constant Attendance Allowance @ 4500/ p.m. by 50%. DoP&PW vide O.M No. 1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 2.8.2017 has issued orders in this-regard for civilian pensioners. Accordingly, for Armed Forces personnel the Constant Attendant Allowance shall continue to be admissible under the condition as hitherto fore at the existing rate from 1.1.2016 to 30.06.2017. However, it shall now be admissible at the enhanced uniform rate of Rs. 6750/- per month, irrespective of the rank with effect from 1.7.2017.

6. With reference to the provisions contained in Para 5.4 of this Ministry’s letter dated 29th October, 2016, it is further clarified that the maximum ceiling shall be applicable only in the case of Service/Retiring Pension, Service element of Disability/ liberalized disability /War Injury Pension and Ordinary family Pension. The said ceiling is not applicable in the cases of Disability/ Liberalised Disability/ War injury element. Special Family/ Liberalized Family Pension etc. applicable under casualty pensionary awards.

7. The provisions of this Ministry’s letter dated 29th October 2016, which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

8. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 1.1.2016

9. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry their U.O. No. Part File (1) to (30)(01)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 14th August 2017.

10. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Government Retires 13 Group ‘A’ Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)

Government Retires 13 Group ‘A’ Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)

The ordnance factories under the administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence are managed by the officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), which is an organized Group ‘A’ Central Service. The Service is responsible to ensure that the ordnance factories are always geared to cater to the varied logistical needs of the Armed Forces. Indian Ordnance Factories Service provides requisite leadership to the 39 Ordnance Factories employing about 1 lakh employees.

The Government is taking various steps to improve the performance of Ordnance Factories by making its officers accountable to ensure delivery of quality products to Armed Forces of the nation in prescribed timelines.

One of the steps taken in this direction was to initiate rigorous screening of overall performance of its officers based on their entire service records in pursuance of instructions contained in the Fundamental Rule 56(j) and Rule 48(1)(b) of Central Civil Service(Pension) Rules, 1972 and prematurely retire the officers whose overall performance is not found upto the mark.

The Government, after having assessed the overall performance of officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service, following the prescribed procedure, has decided to retire its 13 Group ‘A’ officers from Government service in public interest due to their overall unsatisfactory performance.

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Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioner/Family Pensions – Order 29.08.2017

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioner/Family Pensions – Order 29.08.2017

No.1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare

New Delhi-110011
Dated: 29th August 2017

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

SUB: GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 and letter No. 1(10)/09-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12th January 2011 & No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 5th May 2015 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.500/- pm. with effect from 19.11.2014 to Armed Forces Pensioners/Family’ Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in Armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-per month. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.

2. Ex-Servicemen who retired on or after 01 Apr 2003 have to-become member of ECHS Compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. These orders applicable only in such cases, where the date of retirement is prior to 1.4.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI rooms and are not members of ECHS.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. All other conditions as laid down in Government of India letter No. 1(1)/98-D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 will continue to apply.

5. This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence(Finance/Pension) vide their ID No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 16 August 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
sd/-

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/

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CGDA : Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman

Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman: CGDA’s clarification on bunching benefit

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts ( Fys)
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata-700001

No. Pay/ Tech-II/04/Vol.-LXXIV

Date: 17/08/2017

To
ALL CFA(Fys)
AO, OF Nalanda.

Sub: Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman

In continuation to this office earlier circular of even No. dated 04.12.2013, it is intimated that the clarification as to whether the grant of additional increment should be considered or otherwise for granting bunching benefit to MCM in Ordnance Factories, has been received vide our HQrs. Office letter No. AT/II/2458 (PC) 6/06-IV dated 24/07/2017. A copy of the same is enclosed for your kind information.

It is also intimated that this office earlier circular of even No. dated 04.12.2013 may be treated as cancelled and necessary action may be taken at your end for revision of affected cases.

All Br. AOs under your jurisdiction may please be intimated accordingly.

Enclo: As above

Sd/-
Assistant Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

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


No. AT/II/2458 (PC) 6/06-IV

Dated: 24 July 2017

To
The PCA (Fys)
Kolkata

Subject: Clarification on bunching benefit to be extended in Ordnance Factories.

Reference: Your office letter No Pay/Tech-II/04/Vol-LXIII dated 31-05-2017.

In para 4 of your office above cited letter MOF No F. No 1/1/2008-IC dated 12-05-2013 has been referred to, which clarifies that ‘In cases where the stages of fixation of pay in the revised pay band as per fitment table contained in the OM dated 30-08-2008 provides for the same revised stage in the pay band with reference to two consecutive stages of pre-revised pay in the corresponding pre-revised scales, then in such cases due to application of MOF OM dated 19-03-2012, there will be no change in the revised pay as on 01-01-2006, if the revised stage with reference to the pre-revised pay after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale-does not undergo any change as per fitment table.

2. However, in the pay fixation case in respect of Shri C. V Mane as put forth in para 3 of your letter, his revised pay is not the same as per the Fitment Table after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale. In view, the provisions of MoF OM dated 22-05-2013 does not appear to be applicable in the case of Shri C. V. Mane for not taking into account the additional increment granted in terms of MOF OM dated 19-03-2012 for providing bunching benefit.

Jt CGDA (P&W) has seen.

sd/-
(V K Purohit)
SAO (AT-II)

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Meaning of an Ex-Servicemen – Revised Definition

Meaning of an Ex-Servicemen – Revised Definition

WHO IS AN EX-SERVICEMEN?

DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN

Those who were released between 01 Jul 66 and 30 Jun 68 (both days inclusive) – Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union, has been released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No F.14/26/64-Estt(D) dated 11 Oct 1966)

 

Those who were released between 01 Jul 68 and 30 Jun 71 (both days inclusive) – Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months and released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

 

(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No 14/11/68-Estt(D)/Estt -C) dated 13 Feb 69)

 

Those who were released between 01 Jul 71 and 30 Jun 74 (both days inclusive) Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Personnel Notification No 13/3/71-Ests(C) dated 14 Oct 71)

 

Those who were released between 01 Jul 74 and 30 Jun 79 (both days inclusive)  ESM means a person who has served in any rank(whether as a combatant or non -combatant) in the Armed forces of the Union, for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation and has been released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department . of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 13/24/73-Estt(C) dated 26 Oct 74)

 

Those who were released between 01 Jul 79 and 30 Jun 87 (both days inclusive) Any person who has served in any rank(whether as combatant or not)in the armed forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at their own request or by way or dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and not less than five years service if discharged at own request.

 

(Authority : Department . of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 39016/10/79-Estt(C) dated 15 Dec 79)

 

Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87 – Any person who has served in any rank (whether as combatant or not) in the armed forces of the Union and was released/retired with any kind of pension from Defence Budget or released on completion of specific terms of engagement with gratuity otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

 

Personnel of Territorial Army  Who are pension holders ;for continuous embodied service, persons with disability attributable to military service and gallantry award winners retired on or after 15 Nov 86.

(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)

 

Personnel of Army Postal Service  Personnel of Army Postal Service , who are a part of regular Army and retire from such service (that is directly from APS without reversion to P&T Department) with a pension or who have been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension shall come within the definition of ex-servicemen

 

(Authority : Min of Defence OM No 9(52)/88/D)(Res) dated 19 Jul 89)

Note : As per Govt. of India, Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No 1(9)/2010/D(Res-I) dated 20/21 Jul 2011, personnel who were on deputation in APS for more than six months prior to 14 Apr 87 would also be considered as ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.

 

Recruits  Who are boarded out/released on medical grounds and granted medical/disability pension. However, the operation of the OM has been kept in abeyance for issuance of notification by DOP&T.

(Authority : Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 01 Feb 2006)

 

Those who were released on or after 10 Oct 2012

 

An ex-servicemen means a person-

(i) Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and

(a) Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; or

(b) Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or

(c) Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or

(ii) who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service; or

(iii) personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or

(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April,1987; or

(v) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension irrespective of the date of boarding out/release.

 

Authority: DOP&T office Memo No.36034/1/2006-Estt(Res) dated 04 Oct 2012 and this order came into force from the date it is published in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R 757(E) dated 10th Oct 2012.)

 

Authority – Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare D(Res I) OM dated 07th July 2014 ex-recruits have been granted ESM Status irrespective of the date of boarding out/release.

 

Note : The eligibility of the person to the status of ex-servicemen will be governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his discharge and will not be affected by the changes in the definition subsequent to the discharge.

 

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Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories

Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories: BPMS writes to Raksha Matri

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001
REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R)

Dated: 19.08.2017

To
Shri Arun Jaitley Ji.,
Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri Ji.,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
NEW DELHI : 110 011

Subject: Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories – Protest of.

Reference: MoD ID No.DDP-P0012/8/2017-D(Prod-II) dt.08-08-2017.

Respected Sir,

I have been directed to bring the following for your kind immediate intervention.

Vide Ministry of Defence letter cited under reference above, Ordnance Factory Board has been directed to completely stop Holiday Overtime in the Factories.

In this connection we submit that the said order issued by concerned officials is totally unjustified and is without proper application of mind, suffice to say that Over time in the Ordnance Factories is not granted as a matter of routine or luxury but there is a time tested and logical formula vis-à-vis production output on the basis of which the action is taken and it is quantifiable.

Here it may also be pertinent to note that as per the annual statement of accounts of the factories, the total cost of labour on the cost of production is constant between 12 to 13% whereas other elements like Material, Fixed Over heads ,Variable Over heads consumes bulk of cost of production.

Thus targeting Labour to cut cost is not only an unprofessional approach but also shows the biased mindset of the concerned Officials of MoD which is adversely affecting the moral, dedication of the employee and output of the OFB organization.

There is large scale resentment amongst employees as a result of which whimsical diktat of the Ministry and we seek your immediate personal intervention in the matter to provide justice to the workmen.

We therefore once again demand that status quo ante be restored, pending further discussion on the matter.

Thanking You,

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

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Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

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

No. GST Cell/9504/GST/Query                                           

16th August 2017

To,
Commodore Sanjay Vatsayan
PDNP, IHQ MoD (Navy)
New Delhi

Sub: Implementation of GST in Defence Sector

This has reference to letter No.PL/3109/FP5 dated 9th Aug 2017 regarding clarification on GST registration number.

2. In this regard, it is intimated that Section 51 & 52 of GST Act, 2017 (uploaded on CGDA website) has been kept in abeyance by the Ministry of Finance, GoI. Hence, DDOs registration number i.e, GSTIN of PCsDA/CsDA is not required for processing of third party bills, as an interim arrangement, till Section 51 & 52 of GST Act is notified.

3. This issues with the approval of Addl. CGDA (US).

ACGDA (GST)

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Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code – 226002

No. PT/3088/View/Vol-VI

Dated 11/08/2017

To,
All Sub-Offices
Under PCDA(CC)
Pay- I, II, III (Local)

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.

A letter of Government of India, Ministry of Defence, (Department of Defence) D (Civ.II) bearing MOD ID No. 17(4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07.07.2017 received from HQrs office vide their letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory. is available on the website of PCDA CC (pcdaacc.gov.in) for your information, guidance and necessary action.

Encls: As above

sd/-
Accounts Officer (PT)

CGDA’s letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017

Controller General of Defence Accounts
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT-110010

File No..AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI
Dated: 31 Jul 2017/02 Aug 2017

To,
PCDA(CC), Lucknow

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.
Ref : This HQrs letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-X dated 29.05.2015.

Consequent upon issuance of GoI, Min of Def No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II) dated 8th May 2015 for implementation of the order dated 5 Nov 2009 passed by Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench in OA 34/2008, filed by Shri Ram Kumar others, reference had been received in The HQrs office from several controllers regarding ceiling of pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance. Accordingly, The matter was Taken up with MOD for clarifications.

2. In this context, please find enclosed a copy of Ministry of Defence, ID No. 17(4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07th July 2017 on the above subject. The Cases of NDA may be dealt with accordingly.

JT. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA

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Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant dated 15.07.2016

Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant dated 15.07.2016

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Subject: Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant.

The Standing Committee on Defence (16th Lok Sabha) directed vide para 56 to 58 of its 2nd Report that rate of marriage grant to needy ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows be enhanced from Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters). The Standing Committee also desired that an additional allocation of Rs 10.30 crores may be provided to DESW to meet the requirement of enhanced Marriage Grant.

2. Accordingly Army, Navy & Air force has agreed to provide the additional funds 011 pro-rata basis i.c. 85:5 :10, annually w.e.f. 2016-17.

3. Approval of competent authority is conveyed to the enhancement of the rates of marriage grant from , Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters) to ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows w.e.f. 1.4.2016.

(Santhosh)
Joint Secretary (Res-II)

1. Secretary, KSn
2. COAS
3. CNS
4. CAS

MoD, I.D, No. 102/AFFD/Marriage Grant/20I 6-D(Res-II) dated 15th July, 2016

Source: desw.gov.in

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