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Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I

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Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I

From,
______________________________ ,
______________________________ ,
_______________________________ ,
_______________________________.

To,
The Sr./Postmaster,
__________________________ HO,
Pincode: _____________________ .

Subject: Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I – reg

Reference: Directorate sanction letter No.20-27/2015-SPB-II dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg the 15th October 2018 (Published in India post official website and attached with this letter for quick reference)

Sir/Madam,
A kind reference is invited to the above cited Dte letter, vide above reference, 3% fitment benefit of pay was allowed to Postmaster Grade I official at the time of fixation of pay on promotion to the post of Postmaster Grade I even after availing financial upgradation under MACP.

I was awarded with MACP financial upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 (Level -5) with effect from _________________ and I was promoted as Postmaster Grade I post (Level 5) with effect from_____________________ without any pay fixation.

Since I was promoted to Postmaster Grade I post from the date of ___________________ , without any pay benefit, I may kindly be drawn with 3% fitment benefit of pay  from such date of PM Grade I promotion ______________________ as sanctioned by the postal directorate vide above reference please.

Place : ____________________
Date: _____________________
Yours sincerely,

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Discrimination in granting Grade Pay on Grant of Financial Benefits under M.A.C.P. – Violation of Government Order

Discrimination in granting Grade Pay on Grant of Financial Benefits under M.A.C.P. – Violation of Government Order

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association

(RECOGNIZED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
Central Headquarters

Central Office: –
Room No. 351, ‘B’ Wing,
Loknayak Bhawan, Kali Bari Marg,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003

Address for Communication:-
17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi-110001

No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2018/412

Dated: 08.10.2018

To,

Shri Anthony Lianzuala,
Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023

Subject : Discrimination in granting Grade Pay on Grant of Financial Benefits under M.A.C.P. – Violation of Government Order and Judicial Verdicts.

Sir,

On behalf of members of this Association I am to submit herewith following facts for your kind consideration and early favourable action.

  1. The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension under O.M. No. 38/86/03- P&PW(A) dated 26-04-2004 has granted parity of Pay Scales in organized Accounts cadre w.e.f. 01-01-1996 notionally and actually from 19-02-2003 as shown below:
Sr.No. Name of the Post Existing Pay Scale as on 01-01-
1996
Up-graded Pay Scale to be applicable.
1 Auditor/Accountant 4000-100-6000 4500-125-7000
2 Sr. Auditor/Sr. Accountant 5000-150-8000 5500-175-9000
3 Section Officer/Junior Accounts Officer 5500-175-9000 6500-200-10500
4 Asst. Audit Officer/Asst.Accounts Officer 6500-200-10500 7450-225-11500
  1. The hierarchal set up of the Department is:
Accountant Group ‘C’ Senior Accountant Group ‘B’ Non- Gazetted

Asst. Accounts Officer Group ‘B’

Filled in by Direct Recruitment or by Promotion from L.D.C.Promotional Post to Accountant

Promotion Post to Senior Accounts Officer on passing the Departmental Examination and on seniority – cum – fitness basis

3. The 6th Central Pay Commission has merged the post of Section Officer with Assistant Accounts Officer from 01-01-2006. The 6th Pay Commission has recommended the Pay Band 2 in the Pay Scale of Rs. 9300-34800 Plus Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to the Senior Accountant. The Asst. Accounts Officer were also given the Pay Band No. 2 but they were given the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-.

4. The Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions under O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 19-05-2009 has introduced the Scheme of Modified Career Progression Scheme (for brevity M.A.C.P.) which is the modified version of earlier A.C.P. Scheme. As per the Scheme the Government Servants will be granted 3 financial upgradations after completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service if they have not received any regular Promotion. The condition No. 2 read with 6.2 of the Annexure 1 of the OM. laid down that:

“….financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008″

According to the information available to this Association, the Senior Accountants are being granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 /-(level 7 of pay matrix) on grant of benefits under M.A.C.P.

In this connection, your kind attention is invited to the following orders/Judgments of the various Tribunals/ High Courts/Supreme Court wherein the Tribunals/ High Courts have held that the Grade Pay of hierarchical Promotion Post has to be given on grant of financial benefits under M.A.C.P.

1. Central Administrative Tribunal (C.A.T.) Ernakulam Order dated 27-09-2011 in T.P.Leena Vs. Union of India.

The Tribunal has granted the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- on grant of 1st Financial Benefit under M.A.C.P. from Rs. 4200/-

2. The High Court of Ernakulam has by Judgment dated 21-06-2012 in the case of Union of India Vs. T.P.Leena has upheld the Order of CAT. and Hon’ble Supreme Court has dismissed the S.L.P. by Judgment dated 15-10-2012 holding that there is no reason to interfere with Impugned Order.

[Copies of above Order/ judgments are enclosed as Annexure ‘A’)

3. CAT New-Delhi by Order dated 26-11-2012 in Sanjay Kumar & others Vs. Ministry of Defence & others has granted the Grade Pay of Promotion Post (Copy enclosed).

Sir, it would not be out of place to submit that the Controller of Accounts C.B.D.T. Mumbai in compliance of C.A.T. Mumbai order has by order No. ZAO/MACP/ADMN/12015-16 dated 01-02-2016 has granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4800[- (level 8 of Pay Matrix] to 13 Senior Accountants on grant of benefits of 2“d M.A.C.P. The copy of the Order is enclosed as Annexure ‘B’ for your perusal.

It is further submitted that the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts. Zonal Accounts Office, CBDT, Mumbai has, while quoting Principal Chief Controller of Accounts C.B.D.T. New- Delhi letter No. -PCCA/CBDT/Estt/Rep/2018-381-382 dated 01-08-2018 has granted benefits of 3rd M.A.C.P. to 16 Senior Accountants under order No. ZAO/CBDT/MUM/ADMN/MACPS/2018-191 742 dated 04-09-2018 [Copy enclosed]. The perusal of the order would exhibit that all the Senior Accountants were in receipt of Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (level 8 ef Pay Matrix] on grant of benefits of 2nd M.A.C.P. and they have been granted Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-[level 9 of Pay Matrix) which is the Grade Pay of hierarchical Post of Asstt. Accounts Officer.

In View of submission made in the letter, it is clear that the members of our Association are meted out with discrimination as far as grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-[level 8 of Pay Matrix) on grant of benefits of M.A.C.P. to Senior Accountants are concerned. They are given the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- [level 7 of Pay Matrix). This amounts to discrimination and violative of Article 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India. It is therefore requested that the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-(level 8 of Pay Matrix) may please be granted to all the Senior Accountants who have been granted benefits of M.A.C.P. A comprehensive review may please be taken and set right the grave injustice caused to our members.

In this context the observation of Principal Bench New Delhi in the case of All India Defence Civilian Clerks Association of ADC and Records Office and another Vs. The Secretary, Ministry of Defence and others in order dated 01-02-2012 (Copy enclosed) assumes importance.

We do not understand the logic of the Ministry of Defence, D.0.P & T. Ministry of Finance or even the Ministry of Law as to how the aforesaid directions as upheld by Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the Apex Court cannot be made applicable to the Applicants who are admittedly similarly placed. In our considered opinion the Respondents/Departments should desist from rejecting the genuine request of the employees and force them to knock the door of Courts unnecessarily without any justifiable grounds.

In view of above observation of Hon’ble Principal Bench 1 request you to consider our request positively and arrange to do justice by removing the discrimination between the two set of similarly situated employees.

Enclo: As stated above.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully
(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

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Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR)

Fixation of pay of an employee appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR) – J&K

GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/Jammu

O.M. No. A/35 (09)-560

Dated: 16 -08-2018

Subject:- Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR).

Doubts have been expressed by various quarters regarding fixation of pay of an employee appointed to the post carrying Grade Pay of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 in PB-3- 9300-34800 (PR), on or after 01.01.2006 in terms of SRO 266 of 2009 dated 31.08.2009 read with SRO 42 of 2011.

The issue has been examined in the Finance Department and it has been observed that consequent to notification of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 vide SRO 93 of 2009 dated 15.04.2009, the pre-revised pay scales of 5000-8000, 5150-8300, 5500­9000,5600-9100, 5700-10100 and 6500-10500 were clubbed into single PB-2 – 9300-34800 (PR) with common Grade Pay of 4200. This created practical impediments in making appointments to various posts under these pre-revised pay scales/ Grade Pays, particularly in making promotions both functional or in-situ from one Grade Pay to another within the scales so clubbed. The promotion within these scales would mean nothing except change of designation.

In order to overcome the bottlenecks coming in the way of making appointments or promotions in these pre-revised scales, Grade Pays of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 were introduced to pave way for promotion from one post to another scale.

Accordingly, it is clarified that the newly incorporated Grade Pays viz 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 under SRO 42 of 2011 are applicable to all employees in the revised pay structure, but as far as the applicability of ready reckoner attached to said SRO is concerned, same is relevant for pay revision of employees who have been appointed before 01.01.2006, and were holding these posts on 01.01.2006 to arrive at their revised pay on 01.01.2006 in the revised pay structure in accordance with Rule 7 of J&K Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009.

It is also clarified that SRO 42 of 2011 is not an amendment to Rule (8) of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009, prescribing fixation of pay of direct entrants to Government service on or after 01.01.2006, but is an insertion/ substitution of new Grade Pays in Section-I of first schedule attached to Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 against S.Nos 11 to 16 of Pay Band-2.

Sd/-
(M. R. Andrabi)
Director General (Codes),
Finance Department.

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.eJ. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission

No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 11th September, 2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.eJ. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 28th March, 2018 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the prerevised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 274% to 284% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(13)/97-E.II(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

No, 1/3/2008-E,II(B)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 11th September, 2018,

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O,M. of even No. dated 28th March, 2018 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission,

2, The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 142% to 148% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O,M.No.1 (3)/2008-E.II(8) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders,

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments of. the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc.(as per standard endorsement list).

Source: DoE

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Transfer of Non-gazetted staff – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

Transfer of Non-gazetted staff – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

RBE.No: 120/2018

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(NG)I-2018/TR/12

New Delhi, dated 24.08.2018

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Transfer of Non-gazetted staff from one Department to another Department- Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

In terms of the provisions contained in Para 231 of IREC Vol.l (Fifth Edition-1985), Divisional Railway Managers may transfer erstwhile group “D” employees Grade Pay 1800/- Level 1 (Peons, Gangmen, Khalasi, unskilled and semiskilled, etc.) from one department to another or from one Division to another.

2. The need to delegate the powers to change of department in the case of Group “C” Railway Servants has also been experienced. In the light of the above, Board have reviewed the matter and have decided to delegate the powers to Divisional Railway Managers further · so that henceforth it shall be within the competence of Divisional Railway Managers to transfer all non-gazetted Railway employees for divisional controlled cadres from one Department to another Department subject to conditions given in Board’s letter No. E(NG)l-2006/TR/18 dated 25.09.2007, being strictly followed.

3. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.l, (Fifth Edition-1985) is amended as per ACS No. 133 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

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Filling up of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (erstwhile Group ‘D’ post) in Railway Board by absorption basis in Level-I of Pay Matrix (Pre-revised: Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) and Grade Pay Rs.1800) from the employees of Zonal Railways/Production Unions

Filling up of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (erstwhile Group ‘D’ post) in Railway Board by absorption basis in Level-I of Pay Matrix (Pre-revised: Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) and Grade Pay Rs.1800) from the employees of Zonal Railways/Production Unions


NFIR


No.11/6/Pt.8

Dated: 21/08/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Filling up of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (erstwhile Group ‘D’ post) in Railway Board by absorption basis in Level-I of Pay Matrix (Pre-revised: Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) and Grade Pay Rs.1800) from the employees of Zonal Railways/Production Unions.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.20l8/ERB-515 (4)l0l dated 08/0812018 addressed to
Zonal Railways and Production Units etc.,

With reference to Railway Board’s letter dated 08/08/2018 inviting applications from the staff working in Zonal Railways etc., for filling the vacancies of Multi-Tasking Staff in Rail Bhavan, New Delhi, it is informed that on some Zonal Railways the applications of staff are not entertained on the plea that no replacement is available and on a few Zones, the Board’s circular is not being circulated resulting the staff not able to submit their applications. Staff are disappointed over the negative approach of Zonal Railways and they also fear that the only opportunity now provided for them to join Rail Bhavan, New Delhi will be lost.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly issue clear instructions to the GMs etc., to circulate widely Board’s letter and forward the applications of staff promptly.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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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 Officers of Central Civil Accounts Service

7th CPC Recommendation – Parameters to grant of GP 5400 i.e. Level 9 to Assistant Accounts Officer of CCAS

No. A-60015/1/2014/MF.CGA/NGE/7th CPC/238
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi-110023
Dated: 4th July, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: 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 Officers of Central Civil Accounts Service.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance Office Memorandum F No. 25-2/2017-IC/E.III(A) dated 18th June, 2018 issued in pursuance of recommendation of 7th CPC as contained in Para 11.12.140 of the report and Government Resolution No. G.I., M.F., No. 1-2/2016-IC dated the 25th July, 2016. In accordance with the ibid O.M., the revised pay scales of the post of Assistant Accounts Officers in Central Civil Accounts Service in the pay structure of 7th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2016 would be Level 8 of Pay Matrix and Level 9 on completion of 4 years in Grade Pay of Rs.4800/-(PB-2)/Level 8 subject to the following parameters:-

(i) The grant of Non-Functional Upgradation in Pay Level 9 shall be admissible to the AAOs of CCAS on completion of 4 years of approved service from the date of joining as AAO, subject to their vigilance clearance. The aforesaid non-functional upgradation to AAOs is effective from 01.01.2016.

(ii) Necessary amendment to CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in due course.

(iii) The benefit of pay fixation admissible as per Rule 13 of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2016 shall be available at the time of grant of non-functional upgradation.

(iv) The orders for grant of non-functional upgradation to AAOs shall be issued by the Appointing Authority i.e. Chief Controller of Accounts or Joint Controller General of Accounts as the case may be. While issuing orders, i t may be ensured that none of the circumstances for adoption of sealed cover procedure exists and the official is not undergoing any penalty under CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Suresh Kumar Gupta)
Senior Accounts Officer

Source: CGA

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7th CPC: Grant of Grade Pay 5400 (Level 9) to Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and P&T Accounts

7th CPC: Grant of Grade Pay 5400 (Level 9) to Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organization 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 25/07/2016.

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

(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Railway: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications

Railway – Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.PC-VI/2015/IC/1

New Delhi, Dated: 27-04-2018

The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railwways/Production Units

[NCR, EGR, SCR, NFR, WCR, SER, WR, NWR, NER, ER, CR, SECR, SWR, SR, ECR, NR, RCF, DLW, CLW, DMW, RWF, ICF, RDSO, METRO RL4]

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 dated 08-04-2016(RBE No.33/2016)Circulating Ministry of Finance’s O.M.No.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015

Attention is invited to Board’s letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE No.33/2016) by which instructions contained in M/o Finance’s OM dated 16-10-2015 have been applied mutatis mutandis on Indian Railways. In the M/o Finance’s OM dated 16-10-2015, the cut-off date for applicability of instructions contained has been mentioned as 29-08-2008 at one place and 29-09-2008 at another place of para 5 of the said OM. This seems to have caused confusion in some Railway/Units and some requests for clarifications have been made to Board’s office on the issue.

2. The date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules,2008 was 29-08-2008 and therefore, as per M/O Finance OM dated 16-10-2015, the pay fixation benefit was available in cases of promotion occurring between 01-01-2006 till 29-08-2008 where feeder and promotional grades were subsequently merged in 6th CPC. The date 29-09-2008 mentioned in para 5 of M/o Finance’s OM NO.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015 is therefore evidently a typographical error which should logically be read as 29-08-2008. In any case, the cut -off date for applicability of provisions contained in letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE NO.33/2016) in context of Railway employees is 04-09-2008 (i.e dated of notification of RS(RP)Rules,2008) as has already been explicitly clarified by Ministry Of Finance vide their OM No.530744/E III-A/2017 dated 20-11-2017 to this office. It was based on this clarification that Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 (RBE No.196/2017) was issued on 29-12-2017.

S/d,

(S.Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director/Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Fixation of pay in the merged Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 with Rs. 6500-10500 (5th CPC) in 6th CPC Pay Band-2 + Grade Pay Rs. 4200

Fixation of pay in the merged pay scale of 5000-8000 and 5500-9000 with 6500-10500 (5th CPC) in Pay Band-2 + Grade Pay 4200 : Early implementation of CAT Ernakulum bench order – reg.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinary
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No. NC-JCM-2018/Fin. (Aco)

April 23, 2018.

Joint Secretary (Pers)
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
North Block,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Subject : Fixation of pay in the merged Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 with Rs. 6500-10500 (5th CPC) in 6th CPC Pay Band-2 + Grade Pay Rs. 4200/.

Reference: Item No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Minutes of the National Anomaly Committee held on 17th July, 2012 circulated vide DOP&T OM F.No. 11/2/2008-JCA dated 13th September, 2012.

Sir,
Kindly refer to Para No. 8.1 of the Minutes of the Meeting of the 6 th CPC National Anomaly Committee held on 17th July, 2012. This is with regard to Item No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 i.e. fixation of pay in revised Pay Scale. The Staff Side in the meeting has reiterated their demand that the pay in the incumbents holding the merged Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 should have been fixed by applying the multiplication factor of 1.86 at Rs. 6500 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 implying thereby that the commencement point of the Pay Band-2 should be at Rs. 12090/- based on 6500 x 1.863 = 12090 instead of Rs. 9300/- computed by multiplying Rs. 5000 x 1.86. The Official Side has rejected the demand of the Staff Side and after discussion it was decided that on this issue a disagreement may have to be recorded for referring the same to arbitration. Even though it is more than 5 years after the above decision we are not aware that what action has been taken to implement the decision taken in the National Anomaly Committee Meeting.

In this situation the affected Central Government Employees working in different Ministries have approached Court of Law for getting justice. Recently the CAT Ernakulum Bench in its Order OA No. 180/00569/2014 delivered on 03rd of April, 2018 has upheld the demand of the Staff Side and has given the following direction to the Government of India. The relevant portion of the Judgment is given below for your kind information.

14. It has to be borne in mind that CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 is a Rule notified under the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India made by the President and hence it has a statutory status in the eye of law. Therefore, any interpretation of the provisions in the said Rules has to be in terms of the Rules itself. Any O.M. issued by way of clarification, explanation or prescribing the modalities for fixation of initial pay of the Government Employees as per the revised pay structure can be only in terms of what is stated in the Rules.

15. As observed above, going by the definitions of the terms ‘existing basic pay‘ and ‘existing scale’ in the CDS (RP) Rules, 2008, Rule 7 fixation can be only in accordance with the afore-mentioned definitions of ‘existing basic pay‘ and ‘existing scale‘ only and not by way of administrative O.Ms and instructions contained in Annexure A-1 and Annexure A-2 communications. Therefore, we are inclined to quash and set aside Annexure A-1 and Annexure A-2 communications. We do so. We hold that the applicants are entitled to the declaration as prayed for and that the respondents should be directed to fix the initial pay of the applicants including all the members of Applicant No. 1 association in the revised pay structure by fixing their salary in the revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 treating Rs. 6500/- as the existing basic pay as on 01.01.2006 with all consequential benefits. We order accordingly. This order shall be complied within 3 months from the date of receipt of copy of this order.”

In view of the above Judgement it is requested that without further prolonging the matter the above Judgment may be implemented by issuing a general instructions extending the benefit to all the similarly place Employees.

Awaiting for your favourable response please.

Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

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7th CPC recommendations with regard to upgradation of Grade Pay and merger of commercial categories

7th CPC recommendations with regard to upgradation of Grade Pay and merger of commercial categories

No. II/2/Part VIII

Dated: 03/12/2017

The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: 7th CPC recommendations with regard to upgradation of Grade Pay and merger of commercial categories-reg.

Ref: (i)   Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/E(LR)I/NM 1-14 dated 27/11/2017.
(ii)   NFIR’s Message No. II/2/Part VIII dated 02/12/2017 to the Zonal Unions.

Please refer NFIR’s message No. II/2/Part VIII dated 02/12/2017 (copy enclosed) on the above subject.

For the appreciation of Zonal Unions, copies of the following are also enclosed.

(a) Record Note of discussions held on 12th July 2017 at 15/- Hrs in the chamber of AM (Staff) with both the Federations.

(b) GS/NFIR’s reply to Railway Board on record note of discussions vide No. II/2/Part VII dated 24/07/2017.

 

According to the record note of discussions dated 12th July, 2017, the existing staff working in the cadres of ECRCs and Commercial Clerks/Inspectors may be merged with the option to interchange them. This indicates that those opt for interchange will be posted according to their option. Yesterday, CRMS contacted the undersigned on phone and I clarified on the doubt.

The above is for information of affiliates.

Encl: As above

Yours fraternally,
S/d,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Media Centre/NFIR.


No. II/2/Part VII

Dated: 24/07/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Record Note of Discussions held on 12th July 2017 at 15:00 hrs in the Chamber of AM (Staff) with both the Federations viz., AIRF and NFIR on the issue of:

(a) Change in staffing pattern of ASMs (G.P. Rs. 4200) in view of 7th CPC recommendations, and

(b) Change in’ staffing Pattern of TC, CC & ECRC consequent to abolition/upgradation and merger of categories in view of 7th CPC recommendations.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12 dated 20/07/2017.

With reference to the record note of discussions, it is suggested that under the heading “NFIR” the name of the General Secretary be printed correctly.

Vide Para 4 of the enclosure to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12 dated 20/07/2017, the Board sought suggestions on both the issues – (a) & (b) above.

Accordingly, the Federation gives its suggestions as below:-

Station Masters’ category:

 The DR quota should be limited to 50%, considering the fact that LDCE being held applying norms prescribed for DR Quota through which cream among the qualified candidates also would become Station Masters’ (GP 4200/Pay Level 6).

The Promotion quota shall be 35% to be filled by those staff mentioned in the Board’s proposal upto the age of 50 years. Those in GP 1800/Pay Level 1 also be made eligible for Promotion quota, however, panel needs to be drawn in the order of seniority among the qualified staff (not to be treated as General Selection).

Commercial:

The Federation confirms the contents of Para 3(a) (b) (c) & (d) while maintaining its stand that the Ticket Checking category should as a whole, remain as separate category.

 

With regard to Para 3, there are precedents wherein the recommendations of previous Pay Commissions accepted by the Government have not been adopted by the Railway Ministry on the ground that Railways working is different. Example:- when the Government had accepted 5th CPC recommendation for classifying the posts in Pay Scale maximum of which was 9000 or above as “Group B”, the Railway Ministry had taken a view that the said decision was not implementable and accordingly not adopted.

Record Note of Discussions held on 12th  july  2o17 at 15:00 hrs.. in the Chamber of AM(Staff) with both the Federations, viz., AIRF and NFIR on the issue of :

(a) Change in staffing pattern of ASMs (C.P.Rs: 4200) in view of 7th CPC recommendations, and;

(b) Change in staffing Pattern of TC, CC & ECRC consequent to abolition/upgradation and merger of categories in view of 7th CPC recommendations.The following officers and representatives of Federations (AIRF & NFIR) attended the meeting-:

AIRF-NFIR

2.Points emerged/observations made on the issue of Change in staffing Points emerged/observations made on the issue of Change in staffing pattern of ASMs (G.P.Rs.42oo) in view of 7th CPC recommendations :

(a) Federations suggested that DR Quota for Station Master should be 50% with the provision that 50% of DR vacancies can be earmarked for GDCE. Federations were advised of the merit of existing 60% DR quota and its applicability.

(b) Federations suggested that LDCE quota should be 15%.

(c) Federations suggested that General Selection Quota should be 35%;

(d) A decision has to be taken whether erstwhile G.P. Rs. 1800 should be included as eligible for LDCE and General Selection for the post of SMs or not.

(e) There was also a demand that age limit should be 50 years for all irrespective of whether candidates were General, SC/ST or OBC. The existing IREM provision contained in para 122 and implication of amending the same was advised to Federations.

3. Points emerged/observations made on the issue of Change in staffing Pattern of TC, CC & ECRC consequent to abolition/upgradation and merger of categories in view of 7th CPC recommendations; however the point needs attention as to whether we are competent to change the recommendations of 7th CPC suo-motu;

(a) The existing staff  working  in the cadres ECRCs and commercial Clerks/inspector may be merged with the option to inter-change them;

 (b) Ticket Checking category as a whole should continue as separate category for the present.

(c) The merger of TC, ECRC and CC may be only for future recruits from prospective effect for which modalities be discussed;

d) 10 +2 qualification proposed for TC and CC should not be insisted for existing staff, who do not have this qualification.

4. Both the Federations will revert back with their suggestions on both the issues.

 Source : NFIR

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Denial of pay fixation benefit in the case of Sr. P. Way Supervisors (GP 4200 PB-2) merged with JE/P.Way (GP 4200+PB-2)

Denial of pay fixation benefit in the case of Sr. P. Way Supervisors (GP 4200 PB-2) merged with JE/P.Way (GP 4200+PB-2)

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 16/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Denial of pay fixation benefit in the case of Sr. P. Way Supervisors (GP 4200 PB-2) merged with JE/P.Way (GP 4200+PB-2)

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM agenda item No. 53/2016.
(ii) RailwayBoard’s letter No. PC-III/20l6/FE-II/3 dated 08/09/2016.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. VZlPart trI dated 12/09/2016 & No. 1/2/Part IV dated
05/06/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-III/20l6/FE-II/3 dated 05/07/2017.
(v) NFIR’s letter No. I/2Part IV dated 10/07/2017.
(vi) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-III/20l6/FE-II/3 dated 26/07/2017.

The reply sent by the Railway Board vide letter dated 2610712017 is not acceptable to the Federation as the Railway Board has ignored the fact that the Sr. P. Way Supervisors have been made to shoulder higher responsibilities of Jr. Engineer (P. Way) and in such sifuations, pay fixation under erstwhile Rule FR 22 (C) is needed to be extended to the staff. Federation further desires to state that Enbloc merger and upgradation granted by the Railway Board, should not undermine the right of the employee to claim benefit of pay fixation when he is shifted to the higher post with higher responsibilities.

NFIR wanted the Railway Board to cite the rule under which pay fixation is not admissible in these cases, but sadly the Board have not cited any rule position. Relying on Rule 1313 and denying the benefit of pay fixation is highly improper.

This being a PNM subject, the Federation will discuss the issue in the ensuing PNM meeting at the level of MS & FC.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) – NFIR’s PNM Item No.32/2015.

Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) – NFIR’s PNM Item No.32/2015.

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 20/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group’D’ Staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-l) – NFIR’s PNM Item No. 32/2015.

(ii) Implementation of VIth CPC Pay Structure – Merger of pre-revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01/01/2006 – Promotion of staff to the same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- A.C. Coach Attendant category- NFIR’s PNM Item No.21/2012.

(iii) Fixation of pay under Rule 13 to those promoted to identical pay band/grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities -NFIR’s PNM Item No. 01/2014.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. I/2 Part III dated 09/02/2016 & 19/12/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/2 Part IV dated 19/06/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the minutes of the NFIR’s PNM Item No. 32/2015 as well the references cited above.

Railway Board may kindly appreciate that the NFIR’s PNM Item is pending since last more than two years due to non-issuance of instructions allowing pay fixation benefit under S13 to those promoted to the identical Grade/Pay Scale. NFIR reiterates that that the pay fixation is allowed in all such cases in terms of Ministry of Finance OM No. F-2-l/2015-E.III (A) dated,16/10/2015.

NFIR, therefore, reiterates its request to Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers etc., for granting pay fixation benefit under Rule S13 in the above situations.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.

Source: NFIR

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Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay Rs.4200

Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay Rs.4200

Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 05/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay Rs.4200 – reg.

Ref: FA & CAO/T/SC Railway’s letter No. ACP/KOO/Pt. VI (Restructuring) dated 06/01/2017 & 21/03/2017 and letter No. ACP/AO2/Pt. VI dated 01/08/2017 to Railway Board.

Federation invites attention of the Railway Board to the letters of FA & CAO/T/SC cited under reference, seeking clarification as to whether the staff promoted from same Grade Pay to same Grade Pay (Rs.GP 4200) i.e. from the post of Senior Cashier (GP 4200) to the post of Inspector of Cashier (10C/GP 4200) are entitled to draw an additional increment as they are shouldering responsibilities.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that the references sent by the South Central Railway have been pending in Board’s Office since Jan 2017, even though the employees are eligible for additional increment on promotion to identical Grade Pay, shouldering higher responsibilities in terms of Rule S-13.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions allowing benefit under S13 to GM, S.C. Railway, endorsing copy to other Zonal Railways as well to the Federation.

Yours faithfully

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

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification RBE No.113/2017

MACP-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S. No. PC-Vl/378
RBE No.113/ 2017

No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2(Vol.ll)

New Delhi, dated 30/08/2017

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification regarding.

Reference is invited to the Para 4 of Annexure of the Modified Assured Career progression Scheme issued vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt. 10.06.2009 (RBE No.101/2009) providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay ”Band and “the Grade Pay ‘drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying» higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from some of the Zonal Railways whether at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non-functional Scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Grade Pay after availing regular” increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in consultation with DoPT and it has been decided in the Para 4 of the Annexure of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:-

“benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the, time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/ grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it is in the same Grade Pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion/grant of Non- Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher Grade Pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher Grade Pay than What has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non- Functional scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

{Authority DoPT’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) (Vol. II), dt. 04 th July, 2017}

(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding

NO.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated the 04th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding.

the undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 4 of Annexure-I of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation upder the scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than
what is availalable under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from varios Ministries/Departments whether at the time of regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Pay after availing regular increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of
promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and it has been decided that the para 4 of the Annexure-I of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:

Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such  upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation, of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non Functional Scale, if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP”
4. This modification in the MACP Scheme is being issued in consulation with the department of Expenditure.

(G.Jayanthi)
Director(E-1)

Source: DoPT

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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

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ.II)

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

Ref. : CGDA UO No. AT/11/2366/NDANol-X dated 22.01.2016 and last reminder dated 13.12.2016

In compliance of Hon. CAT, Jodhpur Bench Order dated 5 Nov 2009, MoD issued letter dated 8th May 2015 to provide that the payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) shall be made on the basis of the current pay of the employees who are deployed for performing the duty during the night hours. Accordingly, Principal Controller of Accounts (PCA)(Fys), Kolkata issued letter dated 29.05.2015 to define the new formula for computation of NDA. This formula provides that the amount of NDA shall be computed by taking employee’s current Band Pay & Grade Pay plus DA divided by 195 (i.e. total working hours in a month). In this manner, the Hon’ble CAT order, as upheld by Hon’ble High Court/Supreme Court stands implemented in letter & spirit.

2. Subsequently, PCA (Fys) Kolkata issued letter dated,9 Sep 2015 to prescribe the pay ceiling corresponding to Rs. 2200 per month (specified in terms of DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989) to determine entitlement of staff for night duty. However, the corresponding pay so prescribed was not accepted by the OFB Administration.

As per OFB’s calculations, the current pay corresponding to Rs.2200 is not only different, but there is wide disparity in both the figures. OFB has stated that they cannot accept this unilateral decision of PCA(Fys) because the calculations are incorrect. Besides, this has led to industrial unrest at all Ordnance Factories.

The staff side members have expressed displeasure and have threatened to stop Night duty at all Ordnance Factories. OFB Admn apprehends serious loss of production and have requested MoD to examine the issue and intimate corresponding pay of Rs.2200 so that the employees could be detailed accordingly for performing duty at night hours. Likewise, CGDA has also sought clarification from MoD on the same issue.

3. The matter was examined in MoD in consultation with MoD(Fin) and DoPT. DoPT stated that the calculations made by both PCA (Fys) and OFB are incorrect and prescribed a different formula to compute the current pay corresponding to Rs.2200 per month that existed during 1989. Both PCA(Fys) and OFB have rejected this formula for being cumbersome and unworkable.

This office also supports their views because using this formula entails tedious calculations of pay of each employee ever since their date of joining service, running into decades. In a nutshell, attempts to find out the current pay equivalent to Rs.2200 pm have not been fruitful in spite of consultations with DoPT and MoD(Fin), and the stalemate on the issue continues across all the defence establishments, leading to confusion and possible loss of productivity.

4. On further consideration, it has been observed that the DOPT OM No. 12012/4/86-Estt.(Allowances) dt. 04.10.1989 on the subject of NDA lays down following condition to determine the entitlement for NDA:

 (Clause a) – The ceiling of pay for entitlement of NDA shall be Rs. 2200/- p.m.

(Clause b)- There will however be no ceiling for entitlement of NDA in respect of officials who are, at present, getting this benefit as per existing criteria.

5.Clause (a)

The pay ceiling of Rs. 2200 per month mentioned in the DoPT in their OM dated 4 Oct 1989, was prescribed more than 25 years ago. During the intervening period, two Pay Commissions have come into force which have altered the pay structure of the employees drastically. In spite of an altogether different landscape of the pay structure, the DoPT did not come up with any revised order to amend the provisions of their OM dated 4 Oct 1989 relevant to the current pay structure. In the absence of clear guidelines, the management of Defence Establishments resorted to adhoc measures to keep their organisations running during the night hours in the intervening period. Proposals sent by MoD to DoP&T at various stages in the light of various judicial pronouncements, were rejected, sometimes on the grounds that the DoPT orders are not applicable to industrial employees.

In the current phase, the efforts being made by the defence authorities to adhere to the prescribed pay limit have proved to be frustrating because of the practical difficulties being faced by both Accounting Authorities and the Defence Estts who, due to tedious and lengthy calculations, have not been able to reach a consensus to determine the level of staff who can be deployed for performing the night duty. In the current scenario, where  the pay ceiling of Rs.2200 prn. is obsolete and meaningless, and the DoPT have  avoided prescribing a realistic ceiling that would be relevant to the current pay  structure of the Government employees, it is left upon MoD to find a solution. Even though MoD proposes to take up the matter with DoPT again for prescribing a pay ceiling based on the current pay structure, it is however felt that the decision thereon shall have reflection over the future cases only and is not likely to resolve the current cases.

6. Clause (b)

The provision in the DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989 (highlighted above in para 4) permits entitlement of NDA without any ceiling in respect of officials “who were getting this benefit (at that time) as per existing criteria”. In view of the fact that the pay ceiling prescribed in clause (a) is of no relevance today, it has become necessary to resolve the imbroglio by resorting to the second provision given in this OM – named as clause (b). It has been decided that till such time the new pay parameters based on the current pay structure to determine the entitlement for NDA are prescribed by the nodal Ministry, OFB/Field Offices/Defence Establishments are allowed to determine the entitlement of their employees for the purpose of NDA in terms of this clause in the DoPT OM dated 04.10.1989 that provides that there shall  be no ceiling for entitlement of NDA in respect of such officials who were getting this  benefit at that point of time as per extant criteria. So as to give a formal and concrete shape to this, the OFB and other Defence Establishments are being advised to issue a one-time office order, specifying in definite terms, the designations/ categories/levels of non-gazetted employees (Industrial and Non Industrial) who were getting this benefit of NDA in accordance with extant instructions i.e. DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989, so as to ensure their seamless deployment at night shifts and payment of NDA based on current pay.

7. CGDA is, therefore, requested to issue necessary directions to their lower formations to deal with the cases of payment of NDA accordingly.

8. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel: 23011681

Signed Copy

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Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Dated: 21.06.2017

No. II/6/Part 7

The General Secretaries of,
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

MESSAGE

Brother,

Sub: Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale-reg.

Ref:    (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 20/08/1993.

  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/PM2/12 dated 21/01/2002.
  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2011/13M1/2 dated 12/09/2014 & 16/09/2014.
  • NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 27/05/2017 addressed to Rly., Bd.

NFIR vide its letter dated 27/05/2017 demanded the Railway Board to modify the GDCE Scheme in order to see that the employees working in the same Grade Pay may apply for the post to be filled through GDCE of same Grade Pay/Pay Level.

Discussions were held on the subject on 20th June 2017 with the Board (AM/Staff). Federation feels happy to report that there was broad agreement and those staff working in same Grade Pay will be allowed to appear in the GDCE for the same Grade Pay/Pay Level against safety category posts.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Media Centre/NFIR.

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Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 12th June, 2017

G.S.R. 575(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, hereby makes the following rules to amend the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, namely:- 1.

1. These rules may be called the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 20 I 7.

2. They shall be deemed to have come into force on the I st day of January, 2016.

2. In the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016.-

(i) in rule 2, for clause (xi), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(xi) “Level in the Pay Matrix” shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in the Pay Matrix in APPENDIX-I” ;

(ii) for rule 7, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“7. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation.- If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government, after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay of the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay they would have entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the 1st January, 2016″

[F.No.14021/1/2016-AIS-II]

RAJESH KUMAR YADAV, Under Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published vide notification number G.S.R. 870(E), dated the 8th September, 2016. APPENDIX-I Pay Matrix (w.e.f 01.01.2016)

APPENDIX-I

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RAKESH SUKUL

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