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Option for Fixation of Pay on MACPS – Finmin Orders dt.18.6.2018

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Option for Fixation of Pay on MACPS – Finmin Orders dt.18.6.2018

“Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 (PB-2) i.e. level-9 of Pay Matrix, incase of Assistant Accounts Officer of IAA&D”

No.38(1)/2018/PA-Admn-1/794-870
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Postal Accounts Wing – Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated: 3.10.2018

To
All Pr.CCA/CCA,
All General Manager(Finance)
All Director of Accounts(Postal)

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC – Para 11-12-140 – Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 (PB-2) i.e. level-9 of Pay Matrix, incase of Assistant Accounts Officer of IAA&D, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation and P&T Accounts.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer on the aforesaid subject and to enclose herewith a copy of Ministy of Finance, Department of Expenditure, OM No.25-2/2017-IC/E.III(A) dated 18.6.2018 for information and further necessary action.

This issues with the approval of Secretary (Posts).

Yours Faithfully,
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Assistant Director General (PA-Admin)

Finance Ministry issued orders on 18th June 2018

Implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC – Para 11.12.140 – Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400(PB-2) i.e. Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation and P&T Accounts

F.No.25-2/2017-IC/E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 18th June 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC – Para 11.12.140 – Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400(PB-2) i.e. Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation and P&T Accounts.

In pursuance of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission as contained in Para 11.12.140 of the Report, read with this Ministry’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July 2016, the undersigned is directed to say that the pay scales of the post of Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit & Account Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and P&T Accounts shall be as under in the pay structure of 7th Central Pay Commission w.e.f 01/01/2016.

Sl. No. Name of Post Pay scale in the 6th CPC Pay Structure Revised Pay scale under 7th CPC Pay Structure
1 Assistant Accounts Officer Pay Band 2 + Grade Pay Rs. 4800/- Level 8 of Pay Matrix and Level 9 on completion of 4 years in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (PB2)/ Level 8. Level 8 and Level 9 of Pay Matrix shall be as contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated 25/7/2016

2. Necessary amendment to CCS(RP) Rules 2016 shall be issued in due course.

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(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 – Entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits

Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 – Entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits

No. 8-23/2017 – E.IIIA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
28th September, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 – Section II of the Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule thereto – entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits.

The undersigned is directed to invite the attention to the provisions contained in Section-2 of Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 which provides for entry pay in the revised pay structure (pay structure effective from 1.1.2006 up to 31.12.2015) for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 on a post and to say that pay in respect of persons appointed to the same posts before 1.1.2006 is required to be fixed as on 1.1.2006 under Rule 7 (1)(A)(i) and pay in respect persons appointed on the same post on promotion on or after 1.1.2006 is required to be fixed under Rule 13 thereof.

2. A number of references were received in Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, stating that the pay of seniors of a post was fixed at a stage lower than the entry pay applicable to the persons appointed on direct recruitment basis on that post on or after 1.1.2006. In such cases, stepping of pay was allowed to the senior employee at par with the entry pay of direct recruits of those posts, subject to the conditions, inter-alia, that stepping up of pay of seniors is applicable only in those cases which have an element of direct recruitment and where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. Thus, the stepping up of pay of senior employees was admissible from the date a junior direct recruit joined on or after 1.1.2006.

3. The matter was also considered in the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) held on 17.7.2012 based on a demand raised by the Staff Side under the JCM. NAC had recommended that in cases where Recruitment Rules provide for direct recruitment, then the stepping up of pay of senior may be considered, even if no actual direct recruitment takes place or no direct recruit has actually joined. However, it was decided that stepping up of the pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. Thus, stepping up of pay was dependent upon actual joining of a direct recruit.

4. Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) of the Government of National Capital Territories of Delhi (GNCTD) filed an OA No. 3217/2014 before the Hon’ble Principal Bench of CAT. The 13 petitioners of the post of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) comprised those who were appointed as TGT before 1.1.2006 as also those who were promoted to the post of TGT on or after 1.1.2006. The pay of these 13 employees had been fixed as per the relevant provisions of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 and the same happened to be lower than the entry pay as applicable to direct recruits of the post of TGT appointed on or after 1.1.2006. These petitioners prayed for re-fixing their pay as applicable to direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006.

5. The Hon’ble Principal Bench of CAT in their order dated 4.4.2016 in OA No.3217/2014 allowed the application and directed the Government to ensure that none of the applicant’s pay is fixed at a stage lower than the pay which could be drawn by a direct recruit appointed on or after 1.1.2006. The order of Hon’ble CAT dated 4.4.2016 was upheld by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in terms of their order dated 23.3.2017 in WP(C ) No.2634/2017. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court in its order dated 23.3.2017 observed, inter-alia, that the plea of stepping up of pay, as mentioned in para 2 above, means that the direct recruits should have actually joined before any stepping up of pay can be granted and the date of joining would be different as filling up of direct recruit vacancies in the cadre would depend upon vacancy position, selection etc. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court held that this was unacceptable.

6. The matter arising out of the aforesaid order of Hon’ble Delhi High Court dated 23.3.2017 was heard by the Hon’ble Supreme Court as part of the SLP and in its order dated 01.09.2017 (Dy. No. 23663/2017), the Hon’ble Supreme Court has observed that once the question, in principle, has been settled, it is only appropriate on the part of the Government to issue a Circular. The Hon’ble Supreme Court further observed that the present situation is that the stepping up is available only to those who have approached the Court, but since the issue otherwise became final, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed Government to immediately look into the matter and issue appropriate orders.

7. Accordingly, the matter has been considered in the light of the above background and in the context of the specific orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 01.09.2017 as arising out of the original issue raised by the Trained Graduated Teachers of GNCTD in terms of their OA No. 3217/2014. As mentioned above, the petitioners in that case were those who were appointed as TGT before 1.1.2006 and also promoted as TGT on or after 1.1.2006, and had occasion for grievance because their pay in the pay structure in vogue from 1.1.2006 had been fixed lower than the entry pay as prescribed for direct recruits appointed as TGT on or after 1.1.2006. Therefore, the principle of the benefit of pay fixation, as flowing from the aforesaid orders of Hon’ble CAT, Hon’ble Delhi High Court and the Hon’ble Supreme Court, is that the pay of those who were appointed to the post prior to 1.1.2006 and those who were appointed to the post on promotion in the pay structure effective from 1.1.2006 onwards, and where in respect of such posts entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 has been prescribed giving rise to differential pay, may not be lower than the said entry pay. It is the case of differential pay in respect of employees of a post, as caused by the existence of entry pay applicable for direct recruits on that post appointed on or after 1.1.2006, that has been addressed in the aforesaid case of the post of TGTs. In case entry pay as per Section II of Part A of the First Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 is not applicable in case of a post, the same will not give rise to differential pay for holders of the post and, hence, not covered under the ratio of the case of TGT.

8. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that in respect of those posts where entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006, as per Section II of Part A of the First Schedule of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, becomes applicable by virtue of the provision of the element of direct recruitment in the relevant recruitment rules, the pay of Central government employees who were appointed to such posts prior to 1.1.2006 and whose pay, as fixed in the revised pay structure under Rule 7 thereof as on 1.1.2006 turns out to be lower than the prescribed entry pay for direct recruits of that post, shall not be less than such entry pay w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Likewise, the pay of Central Government employees who were appointed to such posts by way of promotion on or after 1.1.2006 and whose pay, as fixed under Rule 13 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, happens to be lower than the said entry pay, shall also not be less than such entry pay from the date of their promotion taking place on or after 1.1.2006.

9. In their application to the employees of office of Indian Audits and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

S/d,
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

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Entry Pay to DR Appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits

Entry Pay to DR Appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits

CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 – Section II of the Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule – entry pay to DR appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits

No.8-23/2017-E.IIIA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
28th September, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 – Section II of the Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule – entry pay to DR appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits.

The undersigned is directed to invite the attention to the provisions contained in Section-2 of Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule Of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 which provides for entry pay in the revised pay Structure (pay structure effective from 1.1.2006 up to 31.122015) for direct recruits appointed On or after 1.1.2006 on a post and to say that pay in respect Of persons appointed to the same posts before 1.1.2006 is required to be fixed as on 1.1.2006 under Rule 7 and pay in respect persons appointed on the Same post on promotion on or after 1.1.2006 is required to be fixed under Rule 13 thereof

2. A number of references were received in Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. Stating that the pay of seniors of a post was fixed at a stage lower than the entry pay applicable to the persons appointed on direct recruitment basis on that post on or after 1.1.2006. In such cases, steppiry of pay was allowed to the senior employee at par with the entry pay of direct recruits of those posts, subject to the conditions. inter-alia. that stepping up of pay of Seniors is applicable only in those cases which have an element Of direct recruitment and where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. Thus, the stepping up of pay of Senior employees was admissible from the date a junior direct recruit joined on or after 1.1.2006

3. The matter was also considered in the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) held on 177.2012 based on a demand raised by the Staff Side under the JCM NAC had recommended that in cases where Recruitment Rules provide for direct recruitment, then the Stepping up of pay of senior may be considered, even if no actual direct recruitment takes place or no direct recruit has actually joined. However. it was decided that stepping up of the pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the Seniors. Thus, stepping up of pay was dependent upon actual joiniry of a direct recruit.

4. Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) of the Government of National Capital Territories of Delhi (GFETD) filed OA No. 3217/2014 before the Honble Bench of CAT. The 13 petitioners of the post Of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) those who were appointed as TGT before 1.1.2006 as also those who were promoted to the post of TGT on or after 1.1.2006. The pay Of these 13 employees had been fixed as per the relevant provisions Of the CCS(RP) Rules. 2008 and the happened to be lower than the entry pay as applicable to direct recruits Of the post of TGT appointed on or after 1.1.2006. These petitioners prayed for re-fixing their pay as applicable to direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006

5. The Hon’ble Principal Bench of CAT in their order dated 4.4.2016 in OA allowed the application and directed the Government to ensure that Of the applicant’S pay is fixed at a Stee lower than the which could be drawn by a direct recruit appointed an after 1.1_2006. The order of Hon ble CAT dated 4.4.2016 was upheld by the Honble Delhi High Court in terms Of their order dated 2332017 in WP(C ) No.2634/2017. The Honble Delhi High Court in its order dated 23.32017 observed. that the plea of stepping up of pay, as mentioned in para 2 above. means the direct recruits should actually joined before any stepping up Of pay be granted and the date of joining would be different as filling up of direct recruit vacancies in the cadre would vacancy position. Selection etc. The Honble Delhi High held that this Was unacceptable.

6. The arising Out Of the order Of Honble Delhi High Court dated 23.32017 was heard by the Hon’ble Supreme Court as part of the SLP md in its order dated 01.09.2017 (by. No. 23663/2017). the Honble Supreme Court has observed that once the question, in principle. has been settled. it is only appropriate on the part Of the Government to issue a Circular. The Honble Supreme Court further observed that the present Situation is that the stepping up is available only to those who have approached the Court, but since the issue other-wise became final, the Honble Supreme Court directed Government to immediately look into the and issue appropriate orders.

7. Accordingly, the nutter has been considered in the light of the above background and in the context of the specific orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 0109.2017 as arising out Of the origiml issue raised by the Trained Graduated Teachers Of Gt•ETD in terms Of their OA No. 3217/2014. AS mentioned above. the petitioners in that case were those who were appointed as TGT before 1.1.2006 Md also promoted as TGT on after 1.1.2006. and had occasion for grievance because their in the pay Structure in vogue from 1.12006 had been fixed lower than the entry pay as prescribed for direct recruits appointed as TGT on or after 1.1.2006. Therefore. the principle of the benefit of py fixation, as flowing from the aforesaid orders Of Hon’ble CAT, Hon’ble Delhi

High Court and the Hon’ble Supreme Court, is that the pay of those who were appointed to the post prior to 1.1.2006 and those who were appointed to the post on promotion in the pay structure effective from 1.1.2006 onwards, and where in respect of Such posts entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after l. 1.2006 has been prescribed giving rise to differential pay, may not be lower than the said entry pay. It is the case of differential pay in respect of employees Of a post, as caused by the existence of entry pay applicable for direct recruits on that post appointed on or after 1.12006, that has been addressed in the aforesaid case Of the post of TGTs. In case entry pay as per Section 11 of Part A of the First Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 is not applicable in case of a post, the Same will not give rise to differential pay for holders of the post and, hence, not covered under the ratio of the case of TGT.

8. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that in respect of those posts where entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006, as per Section 11 of Part A Of the First Schedule of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, becomes applicable by virtue Of the provision of the element of direct recruitment in the relevant recruitment rules, the pay of Central government employees who were appointed to such posts prior to 1.1.2006 and whose pay, as fixed in the revised pay Structure under Rule 7 thereof as on 1.1.2006 turns out to be lower than the prescribed entry pay for direct recruits of that post, shall not be less than such entry pay w_e.f. 1.1.2006. Likewise. the pay of Central Government employees who were appointed to such posts by way of promotion on or after 1.1.2006 and whose pay. as fixed under Rule 13 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, happens to be lower than the said entry pay, Shall also not be less than such entry pay from the date of their promotion taking place on or after 1.1.2006.

9.In their application to the employees of office of Indian Audits and Accounts Department. these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General Of India.

10.Hindi version of these orders is attached

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Source: https://www.doe.gov.in/

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Grant of additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) to the civilian employees of the Central Government – Finmin Order

Grant of Additional House Rent Allowance to CG Employees – Finmin Order 14.8.2018

Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employees of the Central Government serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

No.28/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 14th August,2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employees of the Central Government serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA)/additional HRA w.e.f. 01.07.2017 vide this Department’s O.M. No.2/5/2017-E.ll(B) dated 07/07/2017 and O.M. of even number dated 19.07.2017 respectively, it has been decided to grant additional HRA at old duty station w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to all those Central Government civilian employees who have been transferred to North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, prior to 01.07.2017 or after 01.07.2017 and continue to remain posted there after 01.07.2017, as under:-

(i) ln case of civilian employees of Central Government transferred to and posted from a date prior to 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on 01.07.2017 with the percentage rates of HRA effective on 01.07.2017 as per 0.M. No. 2/5/2017.E.ll(B) dated 07/07/2017.

(ii) In case of civilian employees of Central Government transferred to and posted from a date on or after 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on the date of transfer with the percentage rates of HRA effective on the date of transfer.

2. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure)

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://www.doe.gov.in

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Date of next increment- Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016

Increment Date in Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 – Clarification

F.No. 4-21/2017-IC/E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi

Dated 31st July, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Date of next increment- Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 which provides, inter alia, that there shall be two dates for increment namely 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of the provision of one date of increment on the 1st July during the 6th Pay Commission pay structure. The Rule further provides 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. The Sub-Rule (2) thereof provides that increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACP during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACP during the period between 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July.

2. The proviso to Sub-Rule 2 of Rule 10 of CCS (PR) Rules, 2016 provides that the next increment after drawal of increment on 1st day of July 2016 shall accrue as on 1st day of July 2017.

3. A number of references has been received in the Ministry of Finance seeking clarification whether in case of an employee promoted on 1st July 2016, whose pay was fixed on 01/07/2016 in terms of the rules governing fixation of pay on promotion, the next increment may be allowed on 1st January 2017 or on 1st July 2017.

4. The matter has been considered. During the regime of pay structure obtaining immediately prior to 01/01/2016, when the annual increment was admissible uniformly on 1st July every year, the increment was admissible on 1st July, provided the condition of 6 months service was fulfilled. Thereafter, the next increment used to be given after a period of 12 months.

5. Accordingly, keeping in view the principle followed during the period before 1.1.2016 immediately prior to coming into force of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, which has been modified in the revised pay structure in terms of Rule 10 thereof by way of 2 dates of increment on 1st January and 1st July, it is clarified that in case an employee is promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under the MACP scheme on 1st January or 1st July, where the pay is fixed in the Level applicable to the post on which promotion is made in accordance with the Rule 13 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, the first increment in the Level applicable to the post on which promotion is made shall accrue on the following 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be, provided a period of 6 months qualifying service is strictly fulfilled. The next increment thereafter shall, however, accrue only after completion of one year.

6. This order is issued in consultation with office of C&AG in its application to employees working in Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

7. Hindi version of this order is also attached.

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(Ram Gopal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://www.doe.gov.in

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Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days

Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days

No.19051/03/2013-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 19th July, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Nursing Allowance to Nursing personnel working in various hospitals and institutions during absence of full calendar month(s) due to leave, training, tour etc.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department. It has been decided that Nursing Allowance will be admissible to Nursing personnel during absence of more than 30 days due to leave, training, tour etc., however, duration of such leave will be restricted to maximum 60 days. Beyond 60 days leave/ absence, the Nursing Allowance will not be admissible.

3. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Exp.).

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

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No.21/3/2017E-IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 12th July, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether Transport Allowance at double the normal rate is admissible to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government who have been provided with Government Accommodation within one km. of office or within the campus housing the place of work and residence.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it clarified that persons with disabilities employed in Central Government, as mentioned in Para 2(iii) of 0M No.21/5/2017-EII(B) dated 07.07.2017 regarding grant of Transport Allowance as 7th CPC rates, are eligible to draw Transport Allowance at double the normal rates + DA thereon, irrespective of whether they are residing within the campus – housing the place of work and residence or Govt. or private accommodation within one km. of office.

3. All other terms and conditions regulating the Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will remain the same.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://www.doe.gov.in/

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Reimbursement of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House to Central Government employees

Reimbursement of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House to Central Govt. employees

No. 19030/2/2017.E.IV

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 29th June,2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Reimbursement of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House to Central Govt. employees – reg.

Various references have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House as mentioned in Para 2E(i) of the annexure to this Department’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it is clarified that the entitlement prescribed in r/o Hotel accommodation/Guest House as mentioned in Para 2E(i) of above mentioned 0M, is exclusive of all Taxes/GST and these Taxes/GST shall be reimbursed to the Govt. employee over and above the prescribed entitlement. Further, reimbursement of GST shall be calculated on the actual charges paid by the Central Govt. employee within his/her prescribed entitlement,

3. This is issued with the approval of Competent Authority.

S/d,
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoE

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Guidelines to be followed for holding Of Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International)

Guidelines to be followed for holding of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars, etc. (Domestic and International)

No. 19/(36)/E.Coord/2018
Government Of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure
E.Coord Branch

New Delhi, the 30th May, 2018

MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines to be followed for holding Of Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International)

Ministry of Finance, Department Of Expenditure has been issuing guidelines for holding of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International) from time to time with the objective that Ministries/Departments undertake such events keeping in mind the absolute necessity of it and adhering to most economy. The extant guidelines have been reviewed and stand revised.

2. It has been decided that henceforth only proposals involving expenditure above Rs. 40 lakhs for International as well as domestic Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc, will need to be referred to the Department of Expenditure.

3. International conferences/ workshops/seminars/ meetings etc:

i) All proposals involving expenditure of Rs. 40 Lakh or less for holding conferences/ workshops/ seminars} meetings etc. involving participation of foreign delegates may be decided by the Ministry/ Department in consultation with their Financial Adviser The approval of the Minister in Charge, political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and clearance of Ministry of Home Affairs from security angle (wherever required) shall be obtained.

ii) All Proposals involving expenditure above Rs. 40 (Forty) lakh for incurring expenditure on holding conferences, workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc. with international participation should be referred to the Department of Expenditure (DOE) with the approval Of the Minister in Charge. political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and clearance of Ministry of Home Affairs from security angle (wherever required) for obtaining approval Of the Cabinet Secretary through Secretary (Expenditure).

iii) Commitment for bearing travel/ accommodation cost on participants from foreign countries should be kept to the barest minimum. Ministries/ Departments shall exercise utmost economy and austerity in this regard

iv) “In-principle” approval of the Minister-in-charge should be taken sufficiently in advance before the event.

v) Priority will be given to those conferences that arise out of international agreements/ obligations. Other conferences etc. should be planned only if there is residual provision in the Budget.

vi) All preparations for holding the conference and other formalities should be completed sufficiently in advance to avoid any last minute hitch and embarrassment.

vii) All administrative arrangements including issuance Of invitations should be done after receiving Cabinet Secretary’s approval or as per the powers delegated under this 0M.

4. Domestic conferences/ workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc: proposals involving RS 40 (Forty) lakh or less may be decided by the Ministry/ Department in consultation with their Financial Adviser. proposals involving expenditure above Rs 40 (Forty) lakh for incurring expenditure on holding conferences/ workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc, with participation limited to Indian delegates only may be referred to Department of Expenditure for approval of Secretary (Expenditure). Approval Of Secretary of the Ministry/ Department may be Obtained prior to the file being referred to Department Of Expenditure.

5. Autonomous Bodies:

i) Conferences held by Autonomous Bodies generally generate revenue from sponsorships and registrations and most of the time either they do not require government support or require in small portions. Administrative Ministries are competent to grant approval for holding the conferences (whether domestic or international) where no funds are required from Government

ii) However, if Government funds are required and the financial assistance required is more than Rs. 40 Lakhs for International as well as Domestic conferences/ workshops/seminars/ meetings etc. such cases shall be referred to Department of Expenditure.

6. General Instructions: While referring the cases of Conferences etc., whether domestic or international, to Department of Expenditure, following may be strictly adhered to:

(i) Holding of Exhibitions/ fairs/ seminars/ conferences/ workshops etc. abroad should be discouraged except for promotion of trade and business and for projection of ‘Brand India’. For this purpose, depending on the nature of event, if more than one Ministry/ Department is involved, a Nodal Ministry/ Department should be identified to take the lead for coordinating and organizing the event.

(ii) All proposals referred to Department of Expenditure on the subject should be sent at least one month in advance of commencement of the event and only through the Financial Adviser concerned While referring the proposals to the Department of Expenditure, it may be ensured that necessary clearances viz. from Ministry Of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs etc. and approval Of competent authority in the Ministry/ Department have been obtained and placed in the file. In the absence of these, the proposals will be returned without processing in the Department of Expenditure

(iii) Sufficient provision in the relevant Budget should be ensured before such proposals are processed in the Ministry/ Department and before referring proposals to Department Of Expenditure. The proposal should clearly indicate the budget provision.

(iv) Stipulated timeline for submission of proposals may be adhered to strictly. It may be noted that henceforth, delayed proposals will not be processed unless accompanied by a Delay Report containing reasons for delay, duly approved by the Administrative Secretary.

(v) Holding of conferences/ workshops/seminars/ meetings etc. in Five Star Hotels is banned except in case of bilateral/ multilateral official engagements held at the level Of Minister-in-Charge or Administrative Secretary with foreign Government or international bodies of which India is a Member. Any deviation in this regard should be referred to the Department of Expenditure with adequate justification.

(vi) Ministries/Departments shall not resort to seeking ex post- facto approval on the proposals since they are liable to be rejected. Hence, adequate advance planning and obtention of all requisite approvals/clearances is emphasized

7. Notwithstanding the enhancement in the prescribed expenditure ceiling, all Ministries/ Departments shall ensure utmost economy in public expenditure.

8. This is in supersession of Department of Expenditure’s earlier instructions on tie subject cited above issued vide following OMs NO.:i) 19(9)/E.Coord/2011 dated 5th March, 2015

ii)19(9)/E.Coord/2012 dated 12th July, 2012
iii)19(9)/E.Coord/2012 dated 13th September, 2011
iv) 7(1)/E.Coord/2010 dated 13th September, 2010
v) 7(1)/E.Coord/2010dated 31st May, 2010
vi) 7(1)/E.Coord/2002 dated 28th May, 2003

9. These instructions will come into operation with immediate effect.

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(H. Atheli)
Director

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Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016-Exercising of option for fixation of pay Ministry of Defence

Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016-Exercising of option for fixation of pay

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ I)

Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 – Exercising of option for fixation of pay

This is regarding exercising of option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in terms of following provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016:

Para 5 Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Governments servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed.

Provisio 1: Provided 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 increments the existing pay structure or until he vacats his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.

Provisio 2: Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

2. Regarding the aforesaid provision, clarification was sought from Ministry of Finance/Dept. of Expenditure on the issue of exercising of option for fixation of pay by the government servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e. 25.07.2016).

3. Now, MoF(DoE) have issued clarification dated 19.03.2018 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25.07.2016 cannot be exercised as Rule 5 of the said Rules provided for option only for promotion taking place upto 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules)

4. The clarification guidelines mentioned in para 3 above may please be adhered to.

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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III.A Branch)

Reference: Notes at p. 9-10/n of Ministry of Defence (Finance) in its File No. 12012/2/2016-AG/PB read with notes at p. 4-5/n in File No. 2(2)/2017-D(Civ.I)

MOD(Finance) may please refer to their notes at p. 9-10/n in File No.12012/2/2016-AG/PB Seeking clarification of this Department as to exercising of option for fixation of pay by the Government Servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 (i.e. 25.7.2016).

2. The above matter has been examined in this Department. It is clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 i.e. after 25.7.2016 cannot be exercised, as Rule 5 of the said Rules provides for option only for promotion taking place up to 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules).

3. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Personnel).

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(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary(E.III.A)

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Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

F.No. 24(3)/E.Coord/2018
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 26th March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India.

The Department of Expenditure has from time to time issued instructions on provision of telephone facilities, monetary ceilings on reimbursement to the officers of the Government of India. Given the increasing dependence on telecommunication technology including mobile telephones for carrying out official work, the existing instructions have been comprehensively reviewed, revised and the following instructions are hereby circulated for compliance by all Ministry/Departments, in supersession of all earlier instructions issued by this Department on the subject.

1. Official Telephones

1.1 All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for office telephone with STD facility. For officers of the level below Deputy Secretary, Ministry/Departments may decide in consultation with the Financial Advisers on providing STD facility depending on their functional requirements.

1.2 ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of Administrative Secretaries only.

1.3 All other cases for providing ISD facility on official telephone for officers of the level below Secretary to the Government of India may be decided by the Administrative Secretary in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser.

1.4 Administrative Secretary/ Head of Departments may in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser provide officers below the level of Deputy Secretary official telephones with STD facility on functional basis. This facility should not be given in a routine manner but extreme caution and austerity should be exercised.

1.5 Financial Advisors shall submit a half-yearly report to D/o Expenditure on the number of ISD facility concurred/approved during a financial year.

2. Residential telephones

2.1. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for one official residential landline telephone with STD facility.

2.2 Residential telephone can be allowed to officials below the rank of Deputy Secretary equivalent on functional basis subject to the condition that this facility shall be restricted to 25% of the sanctioned strength of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/Department. This limit will equally apply to Attached and Subordinate offices.

2.3 ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones.

2.4 Personal staff of Ministers [Private Secretary, Additional Private Secretary and 1st PA of Ministry] and Administrative Secretary [Principal Staff Officer (PSO)/ Senior Principal Private Secretary/ Principal Private Secretary/Private Secretary], Section Officer (Parliament) and Assistant Section Officer (Parliament) are entitled to the facility of one residential landline telephone.

3. Mobile Phone Handsets

3.1 Officers of the level of Secretary and equivalent will be entitled to reimbursement for one mobile handset costing not more than Rs.25,000/-(Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) once during the whole tenure. Global roaming facility shall not be allowed on the mobile connection.

4. Reimbursement of telephone call charges

4.1 Reimbursement of telephone call charges of residential telephone/ mobile phone/broadband/mobile data/data card shall be as per entitlement given below:

SI. No. Level/Designation Limit on reimbursement
1 Secretary to the Government of India and

equivalent level

Rs. 4200/- per month + taxes as applicable
2 Additional Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 3000/- per month + taxes as applicable
3 Joint Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 2700/- per month + taxes as applicable
4 Director/Deputy Secretary to the

Government of India and equivalent level

Rs. 2250/- per month + taxes as applicable
5 Below the rank of Deputy Secretary and
equivalent to the Government of India
(restricted to 50% of the sanctioned strength
of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/
Department/Attached/Subordinate office)
Rs. 1200/- per month + taxes as applicable

4.2 No SIM/data-card will be provided by office.

4.3 There will be no separate ceiling for the landline/ mobile/broadband/mobile data/data card. The amount reimbursable will cover landline and / or mobile /broadband/mobile data/data card connection and shall be limited to the ceiling prescribed or as per actuals whichever is lower. Call charges over and above the ceiling prescribed along with taxes thereon shall be paid by the officers

4.4 The amount shall be reimbursed on submission of bills/receipt by the concerned officer. Officers are at liberty to choose the service provider and the tariff package for residential landline/mobile phones.

4.5 In case where husband and wife are sharing the same residential landline telephone and both are entitled for reimbursement, only one of them will be allowed reimbursement against the residential landline telephone. The claim for mobile phone charges shall be treated separately for each of the officer subject to the entitled ceiling.

4.6 Reimbursement for mobile will be restricted to the officer in whose name the mobile connection is registered.

4.7 The entitlement of an officer drawing pay in a scale intervening between that of Director and Joint Secretary would be at par with that of Deputy Secretary/Director.

4.8 Excess expenditure upto 30% of the ceiling amount (applicable to the officer) can be reimbursed to officers of Joint Secretary equivalent and above and also to Private Secretary/ Officers on Special Duty to the Ministers subject to their submitting a certificate, duly justifying that excess expenditure incurred was for official purpose and unavoidable. This reimbursement would require the concurrence of the Financial Adviser concerned and sanction of the Administrative Secretary/ Secretary Equivalent of the Department/ Organization. In so far as Secretary/ Secretary equivalent officer are concerned, they shall be competent to exercise the aforesaid powers in their own cases. The power to sanction this expenditure shall not be delegated.

4.9 Telephone reimbursement will not be admissible in cases of Leave (of any nature) and trainings which are for more than one calendar month (s).

5. Mobile Facility during official visits abroad

5.1 Officials and delegations visiting abroad for the purpose of short official visits/meeting/conferences/workshops may be provided SIM card by our Mission / Embassy. In case SIM card is not provided by our Mission / Embassy, there will be a monetary ceiling of Rs.2000/- per day for officer above the level of Additional Secretary and equivalent and Rs.1000/- per day for other officers towards reimbursement of call charges.

5.2 No mobile phone facility shall be provided during training period whatsoever including training abroad.

6. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

S/d,
(H.Atheli)
Director

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018

CGEGIS Table of Benefits from Jan to Mar 2018

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018

No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 27th February, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018 – reg.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 01.01.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry’s 0M of even number dated 17.03.2017, for the quarter from 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.6% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution dated 01.01.2018, are enclosed.

2. The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs.10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs. 15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3. These orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

Clarification on Purchase of Air ticket – DoE Orders dt.27.2.2018

No.19024/22/2017-EIV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th February, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ O.M No, 19024/22/2017-E.IV dated 19.07.2017 regarding guidelines on Air travel where the Govt. of India bears the cost of passage. As per this 0.M., Ministries/Departments were asked to ensure that these instructions are given adequate coverage and were to be circulated to all so that ‘lack of knowledge’ of the rules is not cited as an excuse. In spite of these instructions, a large number of cases for relaxation of air travel guidelines due to purchase of air ticket from unauthorized travel agents, are still being received in this Department.

2. The matter has been re-considered and it has been decided that all such cases of air travel where tickets have been purchased after issue of this Department’s O.M. dated 19.07.2017, seeking relaxation of air travel guidelines pertaining to purchase of air ticket from authorized agent, should have the approval of Secretary of the Administrative Ministry before referring the same to Department of Expenditure.

This is issued with the approval of Secretary Expenditure.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission

7th CPC: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission

7th-CPC-Travelling-Allowance-Rules

F.No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Branch

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated 01st February, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issuance of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.07.2017 regarding implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC on Travelling Allowance (TA), various references are being received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance (DA) in case Govt. employee avails free boarding and lodging.

2. The 6th CPC had changed the old concept of Daily Allowance by introducing reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges on production of vouchers for the same. Since this was a new concept, therefore, option was given to the employees to choose either the old 5th CPC single rate of DA or the new system of DA based on reimbursement of expenses as per 6th CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to continue the concept of reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges with the exception that vouchers are not required to be produced for Food Bills.

3. The matter regarding admissibility of DA in case of free boarding and lodging, has been considered in this Department. Daily Allowance is given to the Govt. employees as a reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by him on tour for his stay, food and travel at that station. ln case of free boarding and lodging, the Govt. employee, if incurring any expenditure on local travel, can claim the same as per para 2 E (i) and (iii) of the Annexure to 0.M. of even No. dated 13.07.2017. The earlier system of giving 25% of DA is being discontinued. Also, after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, the facility of DA at 5th CPC rates is done away with.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure). Hindi version is attached.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of lndia etc. as per standard distribution list.
Copy to: C&AG and U.P.S.C., etc. as per standard endorsement list.

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Vacant Posts in the Grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen – DoE Orders

Vacant Posts in the Grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen – DoE Orders

Department Expenditure is in the process of filling up vacant posts in the grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen.

F.No.A-12026/02/2016-Ad.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated, the 17 November, 2017

A. The Ministry of Finance, Department Expenditure is in the process of filling up vacant posts in the grade of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Finance Canteen of this Department.

B. Applications are invited on direct recruitment basis as under:-

Name of
the post
Pay
Scale
Age as on closing date SC ST OBC UR PwD Total No. of post
Canteen Attendant In New Pay Matrix Rs. 18000-56900/- 18-25 years 1 1 2 4 0 8 (Eight)*

(*The number of vacancies is subject to change).

C. Details of the posts (Minimum educational qualification, experience, age limit etc.);

1. Pay Scale: Pay Band-I (Rs.5,200 – Rs. 20,200) plus Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-. In New Pay Matrix Level-I (Rs.18000 – 56900) as per recommendations of 7th CPC.

2. Educational Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent from any recognized Institute/ board / Organisation.
3. Age limit: 18-25 Years.

4. Age relaxation: As per existing rules. Relaxation of age limit upto 40 years for Government Servant in accordance with the order issued by the Central Government from time to time.

5. Candidates should apply as per the enclosed proforma only. Application in any other format will not be accepted.

6. Candidates will forward application properly sealed in an envelope to, “The Under Secretary (Admn.), Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Room No. 225-E, North Block, New Delhi-110001″, through ordinary posts/by hand. Registered applications will not be accepted. Candidates are requested to super scribe the words,” Application for the post of Canteen Attendant” on the top of the envelop while sending the application form.

7. Last date of receipt of application is 60 Days from the date of publication of the advertisement in Employment News.

8. The Crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the closing date for receipt of application.

9. Photocopy of the following documents/Certificates to be attached along with application form duly attested.

i) Matriculation or equivalent certificate.
ii) Mark sheet of educational qualification (Matriculation or equivalent)
iii) SC/ST/OBC certificate.
iv) Certificate / diploma in hospitality management / cooking / catering (Optional)
v) Copy of the Employment Exchange Registration ID number.
vi) NOC in original from their present employer in case of Government servant.

Note:- Original certificate should not be sent with the application. These should be produced only in time of verification of document.

10. Incomplete / Ineligible application will be deemed to be invalid and will be rejected without intimation to the candidate. Applicant must read the advertisement carefully before applying for the same.

11. The number of vacancies is subject to change. Further, the employer has the right to cancel or modify this notification without assigning any reason thereof.

12. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate. ‘No enquiry or correspondence will be entertained’.

13. No TA/DA is admissible.

14. The decision of the Appointment Authority will be final.

15. The recruitment process can be cancelled / postponed / suspended / terminated without any prior notice / assigning any reason at any stage.

16. Candidates having certificate / diploma in hospitality / cooking / catering may be given preference.

(S.K. Biswas)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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Annual Report on Pay & Allowances for Central Government Employees – Finance Ministry

Annual Report on Pay & Allowances for Central Government Employees – Finance Ministry

Pay Research Unit
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
New Delhi

ANNUAL REPORT ON PAY & ALLOWANCES FOR THE YEAR 2016-17

SALIENT FEATURES

1. The total expenditure on Pay and Allowances (excluding Productivity Linked Bonus/Ad-hoc Bonus, Honorarium, Encashment of Earned Leave and Travelling Allowance) for Regular Central Government Civilian employees including employees of the Union Territories was Rs.182513.25 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs.150028.57 crore in 2015-16. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs.32484.68 crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 21.65%.

2. The Total expenditure on pay and allowances as a percentage of Revenue Receipts and Revenue Expenditure of the Central Government during the financial year 2016-17 is 10.88% and 9.18% as compared 10.45% and 8.43% respectively during the financial year 2015-16.

3. Out of the total expenditure of Rs.182513.25 crore, the percentage expenditure on Pay, Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) and other allowances are 65.75%, 16.57%, 3.42% and 14.26% respectively.

4. Out of the total expenditure of Rs.6253.93 crore on HRA in 2016-17, the HRA expenditure for ‘X’ class cities is Rs.2817.83 crore which is around 45.06% of the total expenditure on HRA.

5. Almost 86% of the total expenditure was incurred by five major Ministries/Departments (Railways, Defence (Civil), Home Affairs, Posts and Revenue) during 2016-17.

6. Of the total expenditure on Pay and Allowances in 2016-17, the Ministry of Railways continues to have the largest share i.e 38.92% , marginally increased from 34.98% in 2015-16. Share of Ministry of Home Affairs has decreased from 26.59% to 25.06% and department of Posts has been decreased from 7.74% to 5.55% . Share of Ministry of Defence (Civil) has decreased from the previous year i.e. from 12.11% to 12.04%.

7. The expenditure of UT administrations is Rs.3781.92 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs.3382.19 crore in 2015-16. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs.399.73. crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 11.82%.

8. The expenditure of Indian Missions/ Embassies abroad is Rs.1426.08 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs.1159.54 crore in 2015-16. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs.266.54 crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 22.98%.

9. As on 01.03.2016, the total number of Regular Central Government Civilian Employees in position was 32.21 lakh against the sanctioned strength of 36.34 lakh and approximately 11.36% of the posts were vacant.

10. Almost 92% of the total manpower is covered by five major Ministries/Departments viz, Railways, Defence (Civil) , Home Affairs, Posts and Revenue. Of the total strength of 32.21 lakh, the percentage share of the Railways is 41.33%, Home Affairs 29.44%, Defence (Civil) 12.37%, Posts 6.02 %, Revenue 3.11% and all other Ministries/ Departments 7.73%

11. Against the sanctioned strength of 9.57 lakh in Central Police Forces, 9.01 lakh employees were in position as on 01.03.2016. In Union Territories (UTs) 64910 employees were in position as on 01.03.2016.

12. DA based on All India Consumer Price Index.

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SCoS: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

No. 4(4)/E.Coord/2015
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 New Delhi, 27th November 2017

Subject: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

Reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated 5th January 2016 on the above subject. Para 22 of the ibid OM provides that ‘Proposals, complete in all respects, seeking approval of SCoS shall be submitted to Department of Expenditure 15 days prior to departure date of delegation’.

2.It has been observed that Ministries/Departments are not submitting their proposals within the stipulated time, often sending proposals one day prior to the departure of the official (s). While it is understandable that requisite approvals and clearances from different agencies/departments take time, it has been observed that Ministries/Departments have been casual in processing their proposals internally without giving due regard to the time frame stipulated for receiving the proposals in Department of Expenditure and seeking approval of the SCoS. Late receipt of proposals for SCoS approval leads to administrative inconveniences both for the SCoS and Ministries/Departments.

3.Hence, Ministries/Departments are directed to ensure that as far as possible, proposals of foreign visits requiring SCoS approval are received 15 days prior to departure date of the delegation but not later than 5 days before date of departure of the delegation. Proposals not adhering to the time frame are liable to be rejected.

S/d,
(H. Atheli)
Director

Source: DoE

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 – Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 – Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017

Central-Government-Employees-Group-Insurance-Scheme

No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 23 November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 01.01.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 17.03.2017, for the quarter from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.8% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017 dated 23.10.2017, are enclosed.

2.The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs.10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3.While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017, the Tables already issued for the quarters from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017, from 1.4.2017 to 30.6.2017 and from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4.In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5.Hindi version of these orders is attached.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

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7th CPC Pay Matrix Level-13 Modification – Multiplying Factor 2.67

Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix – Issues regarding

7th-CPC-pay-matrix-level-13-multiplying-factor

No.4-6/2017-IC/E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated,the 28th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix – Issues regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the Pay Matrix contained in Part A of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as promulgated vide notification No.GSR 721 (E) dated 25th July, 2016, where the Level-13 of the Pay Matrix starts at Rs.1,18,500 at Cell one and ends at Rs.2,14,100 at Cell twenty one and to state that in terms of CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 promulgated vide G5R 592(E) dated 15.6.2017, the said Level 13 of the Pay Matrix has been modified. The modified Level 13 starts at Rs.1,23,100 at Cell one, ending at Rs.2,15,900 at Cell twenty.

2.The modified Level-13 in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 takes effect from 1st January,2016. Accordingly, the earlier Level-13 of the Pay Matrix as contained in CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 notified on 25.7.2016 and effective from 1st January, 2016 has become non-existent ab-initio with the promulgation of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017. The modified Level 13 is an improvement on the earlier Level 13 in as much as the earlier Level 13 is based on the ‘Index of Rationalisation’ (IOR) of 2.57, whereas the modified Level 13 is based on the IOR of 2.67. It is for this reason of improvement that the modified Level 13 begins at Rs.1,23,100, as against the earlier one which began at Rs.1,18,500.

3. Consequent upon the aforesaid modification of Level 13 in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 effective from 1.1.2016 and the resultant re-fixation of pay therein in supersession of the earlier pay fixation, references have been received from Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications on certain issues. These issues and the decisions thereon are brought in the succeeding paragraphs.

Issue No. 1 – Whether pay in the Level-13 is to be fixed by multiplying by a factor of 2.57 or 2.67

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission, while formulating the various Levels contained in the Pay Matrix, corresponding to the pre-Revised pay structure, used “Index Of Rationalization” (IOR) to arrive at the starting Cell of each Level (the 1st Cell) of the Pay Matrix. This IOR has been applied by the Commission on the minimum entry pay corresponding to the successive Grades Pay in the pre-Revised pay structure. In Level-13 of the Pay Matrix, as formulated by the 7th CPC and as accepted by the Government in terms of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 promulgated vide notification dt. 25.7.2016, the IOR was 2.57. The IOR in respect of both Levels 12 and Level 13-A, i.e., Levels immediately lower and immediately higher than Level-13, is 2.67. Therefore, the modified Level-13 in terms of the Pay Matrix contained in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 has also been formulated based on the IOR of 2.67.

5.While the concept of the IOR, as applied by the 7th CPC, is exclusively in regard to formulation of the Levels in Pay Matrix, the formula for fixation of pay in the Pay Matrix based on the basic pay drawn in the pre-revised pay structure for the purpose of migration to the Pay Matrix, as recommended by the 7th CPC, is based on the fitment factor of 2.57. The Commission recommends ” this fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees.” Accordingly, Rule 7 (1)(A)(i) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, relating to fixation of pay in the revised pay structure, clearly provides that “in case of all employees the pay in the applicable level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing pay by a factor of 2.57………”

6.Thus, the fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in all the Levels of Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure is altogether different from the IOR. The fitment factor of 2.57 is uniformly applicable for all employees for the purpose of fixation of pay in all the Levels of Pay Matrix. This has no relation with the “IOR”. The formula for fixation of pay based on the fitment factor of 2.57, as contained in Rule 7(1)(A)(i) of the CCS(RP) Rules,2016, has not been modified by the CCS (Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules,2017.

7. Accordingly, pay in the Level-13 of the Pay Matrix, as provided for in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017, shall continue to be fixed based on the fitment factor of 2.57 as already provided for in Rule 7(1) (A) (1) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016. In case pay has been fixed in the modified Level-13 by way of fitment factor of 2.67, the same is contrary to the Rules and is liable to be rectified and excess amount recovered forthwith.

Issue No. 2 : Pay re-fixed in the modified Level-13 working out lower than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-13

8. As mentioned above, earlier Level 13 in operation before the coming into force of CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 promulgated vide notification dt. 15.6.2017, has become non-existent ab-initio and the modified Level 13 as contained in CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 is the applicable Level 13 from 1.1.2016. Therefore, the earlier Level 13 is extinct and, hence, no employee can retain the some consequent upon promulgation of CCS(Revised Pay)(Amendment) Rules, 2017.

9. As such, pay in respect of those, who are entitled to Level 13 either from 1.1.2016 or from any date later than 1.1.2016, has to be re-fixed in the modified Level 13 and the pay as earlier fixed in the earlier Level 13 gets automatically rescinded. Therefore, pay, as fixed in the modified Level 13 in terms of Rule 7 of the CCS(RP)Rules, 2016 in case of those who were drawing pay in the pre-revised pay structure in PB-4 plus Grade Pay of Rs.8700 as on 31.12.2015 or in terms of Rule 13 thereof in case of those promoted to Level 13 on or after 1.1.2016, shall now be the pay for all purposes.

10. However, a few instances have been brought to the notice of this Ministry, where pay fixed in the modified Level-13 contained in CCS (RP) (Amendment) Rules,2017 works out less than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-13 before promulgation of this amendment.

11.The pay fixed strictly in terms of the applicable provisions of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 in the earlier Level-13 before promulgation of CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017, was the pay before the date of promulgation of the said Amendment Rules on 15.6.2017. As pay is now required to be re-fixed in the Level-13 contained in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017, any overpayment, if taking place, consequent upon such re-fixation is not attributable to the concerned employee.

12.Accordingly, it has been decided that if the pay re-fixed strictly as per Rule 7 or Rules 13, as the case may be, of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 in the Level-13 based on the Pay Matrix contained in the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 ( as per the fitment factor of 2.57) happens to be lower than the pay as earlier fixed as per the said Rules ( fitment factor of 2.57) in the earlier Level-13, then while the pay as re-fixed shall be the pay as applicable to the concerned employee for all purposes, any recovery of over payment on account of such re-fixation during the period up to 30.6.2017, the month in which the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 has been issued, shall be waived.

13. The cases of employees who retired on or after 1.1.2016 and up to 30.6.2017 and if covered under pars 12 above, shall be processed as per Rule 70 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

Issue No. 3 – Re-exercise of option for coming over to the Revised Pay structure in case of Level 13

14. A reference has been received whether in view of the modification in the Level 13 in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 promulgated on 15.6.2017 with effect from 1.1.2016, the date of effect of the revised pay structure contained in CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, the employees who are entitled to the Level 13 on 1.1.2016 may be given fresh option to come over to the revised pay structure in case of modified Level 13.

15. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that since the modification of the Level 13 as per CCS(Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 is a material change, the employees, who were entitled to Level 13 as on 1.1.2016 and who had already opted for the earlier Level-13 as per Rules 5 and 6 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, shall be given an opportunity for re-exercise of their option there under. Such an option may be exercised within three months from the date of issue of these orders.

16. In their application to employees belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

17. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

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Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule, 2017

Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule

No.F.26/2/2016-PPD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Procurement Policy Division

516, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi Dated :25th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule, 2017 -Reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of Rule 152 of GFRs, 2017 which inter-alia states that as per the Compulsory Enlistment Scheme of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, it is compulsory for Indian agents, who desire to quote directly on behalf of their foreign principals, to get themselves enlisted with the Central Purchase Organization (eg.DGS&D). However, such enlistment is not equivalent to registration of suppliers as mentioned under Rule 150.

2. This department has received reference from Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) to decentralize the activities of enlistment of Indian agent under Compulsory Enlistment Scheme as DGS&D is winding up by 31.10.2017. Hence, it is decided in consultation with major procuring Ministries/ Departments that the existing provision of Rule 152 at Chapter 6 of General Financial Rule, 2017 which deals with ‘Procurement of Goods and Services” shall be substituted by the provision indicated as under:

“Rule 152: Enlistment of Indian Agents: Ministries / Departments if they so require, may enlist Indian agents, who desire to quote directly on behalf of their foreign principals.”

3. This OM is also available on our website http: http://doe.gov.in -> Notification -> Circular –> Procurement Policy OM.

4. Hindi version of this OM will follow.

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(Vinay k T.Likhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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