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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army

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MoD Corrigendum: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army

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No. 14(1)/99-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 25th July 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
New Delhi.

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army.

Sir,

Consequent upon the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 08-12-2017, in the matter of Civil Appeal Diary No.3744 of 2016 (UOI Vs Shri Balbir Singh Turn & Anr), I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 14(1)/99-D(AG) dated 30 May 2011 on the above subject and to state that the President is pleased to make the following amendment in para 5 of the aforesaid letter:

FOR : “The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01 Sep 2008″

READ: “The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01 Jan 2006″

2. The other terms and conditions (including eligibility), as mentioned in the MoD letter No. 14(1)/99-D(AG) dated 30 May 2011 would continue to remain the same.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Dy. No. 1270/Addl.FA(AN)/JS dated 27-06-2018.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Balbir Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

PCDA Circular 199 : Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards

O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad 211014

Circular No. 199

No. AT/Tech/69-XIII

Dated: 27 /03/2018

To

01. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
02. The Director of Treasuris of all state……………
03. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
04. The CDA (PD) Meerut
05. The CDA, Chennai
06. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
07. The Pay & Accounts Officer……………
08. The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
09. The D.P.D.O…………………….
10. Post Master…………………

Sub: Payment of enhanced Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

Ref: This office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017.
The rates of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantary Awards have been revised by the Govt w.e.f. 30/03/2011 and 01/08/2017 and the same have been issued to all the Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) vide this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 and Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017 respectively. These circulars are also available on this office web site www.pcdapension.nic.in.

However, complaints from various agencies as well as the pensioners/family pensioners & Pensioners’ Associations are being received at various levels including Ministry of Defence (MoD) stating that PDAs are not making payment of enhanced rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards.

On examining the cases, it has been noticed that monetary allowance of Gallantry award has neither been revised as per this office Circular No. 9 dated 10/06/2011 nor Circular No. 30 dated 22/12/2017. Non-revision of monetary allowance of Gallantry Awards by the PDAs has resulted in huge arrears. Non-payment of dues to the pensioners/family pensioners as well as accumulation of such cases has been viewed seriously by the MoD. The MoD has further directed to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Therefore, PDAs are requested to review all cases of monetary allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awards and ensure that revision as per circulars mentioned above has been carried out by them and payment is being made at correct rates. The Pension Disbursing Agencies are also requested to submit detailed status report on payment of correct rate of Monetary Allowance attached to pre and post independence Gallantry Awardees.

Details of Gallantry awardees extracted from pension payment scrolls for the month of January, 2018 received from the Banks in respect of whom monetary allowances are still awaiting for revision in terms of the above circulars is being forwarded separately to each CPPC for immediate revision of the same and to ensure credit the payments along with arrears in pensioners/family pensioners Bank Account. PDAs other than Banks are requested to review all cases of Gallantry awardees and confirm to this office that payment is being made as per the above quoted circulars.

Sd/-
(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions)

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INDWF: POSTPONEMENT OF STRIKE ON 15.03.2018

POSTPONEMENT OF STRIKE ON 15.03.2018 – INDWF

“It was assured that no employees will be retrenched and no factory will be closed.”

INDWF/Circular/Strike/2018

Date: 13.03.2018

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF
All Office Bearers, Working Committee Members,
Special Invitees & Permanent Invitees of INDWF

Dear Affiliates
Joint memorandum submitted by Three recognised Federations and INDWF Circular No. INDWF/Circular/002/2018 dated 19.02.2018 for holding oal attention Strike on 15.03.2018 alongwith demands were discussed in a meeting by MoD convened under the Chairmanship of JS (Army) on 09.03.2018 at New Delhi. All the issues were discussed and it was agreed by MoD.

1. Reduction made in the expenditure budget of approximate Rs.3000 Crores is likely to be restored.

2. It was assured that no factory will be closed and no employees will be retrenched.

3. Efforts will be made not to dislocate the employees from their existing factories/place of postings.

4. In case, after the stipulated period the Army do not place indent for existing items, then appropriate training of staff for re-deployment would be considered.

5. Items which are included in the Uniform allowance are being examined and will be clarified, and the case is under process for releasing the indents for the next financial year for the allotted workload.

6. JS (LS) also stated that VFJ is loaded with manufacturing of Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) and Federation was assured about the future work load of Small Arms Factories.

7. No employee will be retrenched in Army and the effect of GOCO model on employees of Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and the manpower requirement of MES would be considered. All efforts will be made do not dislocate the employees from their existing Workshops, Depots and MES.

8. Necessary instructions will be issued for holding DPCs and effecting promotions in DGQA.

9. It was assured that no employees will be retrenched and no factory will be closed.

Based on the assurances given in the meeting with the Federation leaders and the issue of minutes of the meeting with the above assurances, three Federations have deliberated and considered the above decision and decided to POSTPONE the proposed “Call Attention Strike” and the “ONE Hour Work Boycott on 15.03.2018.

At the affiliated unions are directed to conduct the Gale meeting on 15.03.2018 during the mustering in time and declare the decisions to all the employees not to proceed with the agitation already declared till further instructions are issued for communication. The Federation will monitor these decisions with MoD for adopting/implementing the decisions. Unions may communicate to all the employees accordingly, further discussion will take place in the Working committee Meeting to be held at Medak on 6th and 7th April, 2018.

Yours Sincerely,
(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Minutes of JCM Meeting with Chairmanship of JS(Army) on 9.3.2018 – INDWF

Source: INDWF

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Grant of 10 Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army DTES at par with other Employees of MOD

10 Days Casual Leave

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Addl Dte Gen of MP/MP 4(Civ)(c)
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQrs of MOD (Army)
West Block III, RK Puram
New Delhi 110066

16337/JCM/MP-4(Civ)(c)

16 Feb 2018

HQ Southern Command,
HQ Eastern Command,
HQ Western Command
HQ Central Command,
HQ Northern Command
HQ South West Command
HQ Army Training Command

Grant of Ten Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army DTES at par with other Employees of MOD

  1. Reference speech point No.2© of review meeting of 24th Steering Committee Meeting 12th term of AHQ JCM III Level Council on the above subject
  2. It has been pointed out by the Staff Side JCM Level III Council that in those Units/Establishments where employees are not getting benefits of 17 closed holidays in a year , may be granted 10 Days Casual leave(CL)
  3. In this Connections, it is clarified that as per para 9 of Appendix III of FRSR Part III Leave Rules, all central Government Employees are entitled for Casual Leave as under:-

    08 days CL – for those entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year
    10 days CL – for those not entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year

  4. It may be ensured that Casual Leave may be granted as per the above guidelines
  5. This has approval of Competent Authority

(MC Sharma)
LWC ( C )
MP-4(Civ) ( c )
Copy to
All Line Dtes

Shri. M.Jayachandran
Secy Staff Side
Army HQ JCM Council

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ECHS – Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

ECHS – Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010
31 Jan 2018

Tele: 011-25684645
Telefax: 011-25682392
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in

B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS

All Regional Centers

SIGNING OF ONLINE GENERATED TEMPORARY SLIP FROM ONLINE SMART CARD APPLICATION

1. Refer this organisation letter No. B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS dated 23 Jan 2018.

2. In the new system all the applicants, except old card holders are being issued online generated temporary slip with details of each family member of the applicant. A sample of the online generated temporary slip is attached for reference.

3. The online generated temporary slip is to be activated by the OIC Parent Polyclinic. He will sign the Temporary Slip after verifying any of the following documents:-

(a) PPO / Pension Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(b) Service Book / Discharge Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(c) Date of birth of dependents as per discharge book / dependent cards.

4. The Temporary Slip will be valid for a period of three months from the dated of issue. The validity of the temporary slip subsequently can be extended further for periods of three months at a time only after checking the online status of the application.

5. The online generated temporary slip as well as the old temporary slip or old card as the case may be is required to be submitted at Stn HQ, at the time of collection of New Smart Card.

6. For Regional Centres only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all ECHS Polyclinics and Stn HQs in your AoR by fastest means for immediate action.

7. For MP-8 only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all Record Offices of the Army for information.

8. This letter supersedes all the letters issued by this organisation prior to this date on subject.

S/d,
(Rakesh Sharma)
Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

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Instructions regarding prior permission by officers/officials of MoD for private visits abroad on leave

No. A-65014/01/2015-Gp.I

Ministry of Defence
D(Estt.I/Gp.I)

CIRCULAR

Subject : Instructions regarding prior permission by officers/officials of MoD for private visits abroad on leave.

While processing the applications of the officers/officials of this Ministry for the purpose of issuing permission for their personal visit abroad, it has been noticed that the applications are submitted at short notice leaving little time to process their case by the Establishment Division.

2. In this regard, it needs to be mentioned that processing of such applications involve prior clearances from Cash Section, Vigilance Section and Security Office which consume substantial time.

3. In order to avoid delays in processing of such cases, it has been decided that henceforth officers/ officials would submit their application in the prescribed proforma (copy enclosed) at least a month prior to their date of departure.

4. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Parveen Dudeja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel : 2301 2846

Encl: AA

All officers/ officials in MoD(Sectt)
NIC – With the request to upload the circular in the official website of MoD

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Eligibility of Divorced Daughter of Armed Forces Personnel for Grant of Family Pension

Eligibility of Divorced Daughter of Armed Forces Personnel for Grant of Family Pension

As per Ministry of Defence (MoD) letter of September 2015, presently only those children who are dependent and meet other conditions of eligibility for family pension at the time of death of the Government servant or his/her spouse, whichever is later, are eligible for family pension. Accordingly, divorced daughters who fulfil other conditions are eligible for family pension if a decree of divorce had been issued by the competent court during the life time of at least one of the parents.

The Government has been receiving grievances from various quarters that the divorce proceedings are a long drawn procedure which take many years before attaining finality. There are many cases in which the divorce proceedings of a daughter of a Government employee/pensioner had been instituted in the competent court during the life time of one or both but none was alive by the time the decree of divorce was granted by the competent authority.

The matter has been examined and it has been decided vide Ministry of Defence letter dated 17 November 2017 to grant family pension to a divorced daughter of Armed Forces personnel in such cases where the divorce proceedings has been filed in a competent court during the life time of the employee/pensioner or his/her spouse but divorce took place after their death – provided that the claimant fulfils all other conditions for grant of family pension. In such cases, the family pension will commence from the date of divorce.

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Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Recipients of the gallantry awards are entitled to the monetary allowance as per the letter of 1972 of Ministry of Defence (MoD), superseded by letter in 1995 of the MoD, which have been revised from time to time. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance, the allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her re-marriage or death. The payment of the allowance will, however, be continued to a widow who re-marries the late husband’s brother and lives a communal life with the living heir eligible for family pension.

Representations were received from various quarters to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance.

This issue was considered by the Government of India and it has now been decided to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance vide MoD letter dated November 16, 2017.

The revised condition for grant of monetary allowance for recipients of gallantry awards is as under:

The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death.
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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) Revised rates effective from 01.07.2017

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

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

New Delhi, the 3rd October, 2017

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

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

Sir,

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

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

Yours faithfully,

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

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Endorsing of Aadhaar Number on Referrals

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS

Tele : 25684645
Telefax: 011-25684946
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110 010

 

B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS

Dated:03.10.2017

M/s UTI-ITSL
UTI Bhawan, Plot No.3,Sector 11
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra – 400614

 

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS

 

1.Further to our letter No.B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS dated 20 Sep 2017.

 

2.Based On number of representations received from various Regional Centres, the following modifications in the referral generation process will be carried out:

(a) Under exceptional situations if the OIC Polyclinic is convinced that even in the absence of Aadhaar Card, a referral is required to be issued, the OIC Polyclinic will endorse his remarks justifying the issue of referral without Aadhaar Card and referral may be generated.

(b) However, it shall be the responsibility of the OIC Polyclinic to ensure that Aadhaar numbers is entered in that claim ID within next 30 days of issue of such referrals and in no circumstances next referrals and in no circumstances next referral to such individuals will be issued without Aadhaar details.

(c) UTI-ITSL to ensure that a trail of such referrals is maintained and a check box is created which can be selected by the OIC Polyclinic for issue of referrals even in the absence of Aadhaar details. UTI-ITSL to guidelines enumerated above for OIC Polyclinic and Systematically ensure that Aadhaar details are captured as per above mentioned instructions.

3. In addition, UTI-ITSL to create following exceptions in the referral generation module:-

(a) Nepal Domicile Gorkhas (NDG) are exempted from submitting Aadhaar details.

(b) Polyclinics under RC Guwahati and Polyclinics under RC Jammu (in the state of J&K) are also exempted from submitting Aadhaar details till further orders.

4.These guidelines be implemented with immediate effect.

 

5.This has the approval of MD, ECHS.

(BR Salgotra)
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for Dir (Stats & Automation)

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7th Pay Commission : Payment of Washing Expenditure to Industrial Employees with revised rate – BPMS requests

7th Pay Commission : Payment of Washing Expenditure to Industrial Employees with revised rate – BPMS requests

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)

REF: BPMS / MOD / Allowances / 48A (7/2/R)

Dated: 01.10.2017

To,
The Secretary,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Payment of “Washing Expenditure” to Industrial Employees with revised rate.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that the industrial personnel in Min of Defence have been authorized for protective clothing/garments such as water-proofs, warm overcoats, overall, Dangries, Apron and protective accessories such as gum boots, boiler suits, goggles and gauntlets etc. These protective clothing & accessories are being issued to the specified categories whose duties require the issue of these accessories. Protective garments and accessories are provided either as a protection against inclement weather for those who works out-doors or against hazards such as are encountered in factories etc (kindly refer Para 1 & 2 of Chapter 64 – Staff Amenities, 3rd CPC Report and Para 26.44 of 4th CPC Report).

For the washing of some of these protective clothing garments, all the concerned industrial workers employed in Army Ordnance Corps were granted ‘Washing Allowance’ Rs. 4/ per month per worker and this amount was revised to Rs. 8/- per month vide MoD letter No. 82147/P.CIo/OS- 10A/2876/D(O-II), Dated 08 Sep. 1998 (copy enclosed).

Later, a corrigendum was issued vide MoD Letter No. 82147/P.CIo/OS-10A/1626/D(O-II), Dated 06 May 1999 (copy enclosed) to define that “Washing Allowance” mentioned in the letter dated 08.09.1998 will be “Washing Expenditure”. In due course, this “Washing Expenditure” has been revised on the introduction of subsequent Central Pay Commissions.

Now, on the recommendation of 7th CPC “Washing Allowance” being granted for the washing of uniform has been abolished and subsumed in dress allowance in respect of Nurses as per DoE, Min of Fin, Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC, Dated 06.07.2017. It has to be kept in the mind that the “Washing Expenditure” being granted to industrial personnel for washing of protective clothing has not been abolished or subsumed in the dress allowance and there is no mention of “Washing Expenditure” in the 7th CPC’s Report or in the Resolution of Govt of India dated 06.07.2017.

In such circumstances, you are requested to take appropriate action so that entitled industrial employees may be granted the “Washing Expenditure” unflagging with revised rate.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
Enclosed: As mentioned
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source : BPMS

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Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories

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

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

Dated: 19.08.2017

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

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

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

Respected Sir,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanking You,

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

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Merger and re-designation of various common category posts as per 6th CPC recommendations

Merger and re-designation of various common category posts per 6th CPC recommendations-Reg

F.No.410/2009-D(CIV-I)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 27th April, 2017

To

The Chief of Army Staff,
The Chief of Air Staff,
The Chief of Naval Staff,
The DGOF.

Subject: Merger and re-designation of various common category posts as per 6th CPC recommendations- Reg.

Sir,

In continuation of MOD letter of even No. dated 27th February 2013 letters of even number dated 01st May, 2015 and 08th August, 2016 were subsequently issued on the subject mentioned above with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure). As the Model RRs for various posts of Draughtsman Cadre have now been issued by DoP&T vide letter No.AB-14017/7/2013-Estt(RR) dated 09th January, 2017, the designation of Draughtsman Cadre in defence Establishments may be kept as per the Model RRs, which as under :

6thCPC_7thCPC

 2. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the above mentioned letter dated 01st May 2015 shall remain unchanged.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) UO Note No.10(6)/E.III(B)/2012 dated 12.04.2017 and Ministry of Defence (Finance AG/PB) vide their Dy No.76/AG/PB dated 27.04.2017.

sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://mod.gov.in/

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President accepts Parrikar’s resignation, Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence

President accepts Parrikar’s resignation, Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted Manohar Parrikar’s resignation from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.

As advised by Prime Minister Modi, the President has directed that Arun Jaitley, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios.

This development as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form the government in Goa under the leadership of Parrikar, who will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister tomorrow.

Governor Mridula Sinha invited Parrikar to form the next government in the coastal state last night after he submitted a letter of support of 21 legislators. Three MLAs of the Goa Forward Party, three of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents have pledged support to Parrikar.

The BJP, which won 13 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly, managed to garner support from other parties and Independents to attain majority under Parrikar.

The Congress got 17 seats in the recently concluded polls.
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Information on House Rent Allowance

Information on House Rent Allowance – CGDA

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

No.AN/III/3012/Circular Vol-VII

Dated 03-03-2017

To,

All PCsDA/PCA (Fys)/PIFAs
CsDA/CsFA (Fys)/IFAs
(Through CGDA Website)

Subject: Information on House Rent Allowance-regarding.

Please find enclosed copy of Min. of Defence, Deptt. of Expenditures, ID No.11-1/2016-IC/Pt.II dated 23.02.2017 on the subject received through MoD/D (Civ-I).

  1. Ministry in their ID has stated that the committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) has desired that the information relating to occupancy of Govt. Accommodation and the officers/officials HRA (not allotted Govt. accommodation) may be obtained.
  2. The information in the following format has been sought for by the Ministry.
Group Total number of employees Number of Officers/Officials residing in Government accommodation Number of Officers/Officials drawing HRA
A
B
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  1. It is therefore, requested that the information on the format in respect of officers and staff working in your organization (including sub offices under your jurisdiction) may please be furnished on the E-mail anIII.cgda@nic.in by 03.03.2017 to enable their HQrs. Office to render the compiled report to the Ministry.

Please accord top most priority.

(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy.CGDA (AN)

Signed Copy

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Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

INDWF/RM/3001/2017

Date: 20.02.2017

To
Shri. Manohar Parikkar,
Hon’ble Defence Minister
Govt. of India
South Block, New Delhi.

Sub: Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories.

Respected Sir,
It has to come to our notice that the Prime Minister’s Office vide their ID No.4570319/2017/DS(VK) dated 15/02/2017 has asked the OFB to forward the following information in respect of Ordnance Factories

i) Complete listing of products manufactured by Ordnance Factories along with a photo of each product, description of each product, number of items of each product produced in each of the last three completed financial years, and value of production of each product in each of the last three completed financial years.

ii) Complete listing of all existing Ordnance Factories along with the list of products manufactured by each factory, factory-wise number of items of each product produced in each of the last three completed financial years, factory wise value of production of each product in each of the last three completed financial years, the quantum of land owned by each factory and the number of employees in each factory.

The above letter has been circulated by OFB to all Ordnance Factories. After receipt of this letter the Factory employees have started approaching this Federation seeking the background of issue of a such a letter from the Office of Hon’ble Prime Minister. Since we are in dark about the reason / background in this regard. We are not in a position to reply to the employees. Therefore we being one of the major stake holder of the OFB organization we would like to meet you in person and discuss about our apprehensions. Since the issue being common we propose that the three recognized Federations of MoD may please be granted a meeting with your honour.

With kindest regards,

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence

Recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence

OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
UDAYAN VIHAR, NARANGI, GUWAHATI-781171

No.E/I/Tech/LF/114/Vol-III

Dated: 27/10/2016

To
AO GE/ AO BSO
C/O 99 APO

SUBJECT : Recovery of electricity charges from all domestic paying consumers – Officers/JCOs/ORs and equivalent.

Reference :- HQ CGDA , Delhi Cantt letter No. 18020/AT-X/XXXVII dated 20/10/2016.

It has been observed by the CGDA , New Dehi during analysis of information of recovery of electricity charges / consumption from all domestic paying consumers that significant number of stations impose electricity charges at flat rates. It has also been observed that no billing is being done in large no of cases in respect of PBORs on the pretext of free consumers.

2. In this connection, it is intimate that flat rates are applicable in the case of not functioning / faulty meters or in case of non-installation of meters. As per GOI MOD letter No. 9(1)/2005/D(Works-II) dated 25th October 2005, only 100 units per month of electricity are free for Officers/JCOs/ORs and its equivalent. Excess of free electricity will be charged as per rates applicable at the station . E-in-C’s Branch has also clarified that fixed charges /meters rent etc are to be recovered from consumers, if charged by Local Civil Authorities. In such conditions charging at flat rates / no billing may cause huge revenue loss to the Govt.

3. It is , therefore , requested to looked into the matter personally in consultation with their respective GEs/BSOs to strictly adhere to the Govt orders on recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence. In case, faulty meters are not repaired or not installed , such cases may be considered for inclusion in MFAI Report.

4. Please accord Priority.

(K Lalbiakchhunga), IDAS
Asstt. Controller

Defence Order

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Differences on perfect definition of OROP: Major Navdeep Singh

Differences on perfect definition of OROP :  Defence ministry has remained a labyrinth – not easy to tame: Major Navdeep Singh

With political parties trading charges on the suicide of ex-soldier Ram Kishan Grewal on OROP, emotions are running high on both sides. Major Navdeep Singh, advocate in Punjab and Haryana high court, who was a member of the defence minister’s committee of experts to review service and pension matters which submitted its report in 2015, talked to Nalin Mehta about the OROP controversy and why the ministry of defence needs urgent reforms:

What is the current problem with OROP implementation which could have led to this suicide?

There are conflicting reports about the sad demise of the veteran. Some seem to suggest that he was perturbed about non-release of the approved pension under the OROP scheme by his bank. If that is the case, then it is really unfortunate since that would mean that an amount legally approved by the government was not disbursed to him.

Overall the ministry of defence claims to have disbursed Rs 5,507 crore in two instalments for OROP. Apart from other issues, the problem also seems to be in the distribution mechanism down the chain, particularly at the level of bank branches. This needs to be fixed.


Government is implementing OROP but what about the larger veteran demand that what they have got is one rank many pensions, not one rank one pension?

Various sides have differed upon the perfect definition of OROP. Many veteran organisations have interpretational differences with OROP as notified, including the periodicity of revision. Then there were serious anomalies in OROP tables which were being looked into by a judicial committee. The committee has submitted its report. I think all sides should hold their horses till this is processed. In case, there still are problems, tackle them through remedies provided under law rather than politicise a sensitive subject. A democracy provides full opportunity to exercise legal rights in case of dissatisfaction. I personally do not agree to an approach of excessive emotional rhetoric which has the propensity of stoking discontent.


What about disability pensions and the controversy on downgrading of status? How does that square with the pedestal armed forces are being put on?

The disability pension controversy was shockingly unfortunate and its origin was the twisted data and a sadistic interpretation provided to the 7th Pay Commission on disabled soldiers. In case disabilities in the defence services are increasing due to a higher stress and strain of military life, the answer is to take steps to check the deteriorating health profile and increase the payouts to compensate loss of health, not to slash disability pensions! Ditto for status issues since such moves are unilaterally imposed and result in deleterious effect on morale.

Chest thumping and governmental downgrading can’t go hand in hand. Does government’s left hand not know what it is doing?

Irrespective of the party in power, the ministry of defence has remained a labyrinth which is not easy to tame. There are structural problems wherein the defence services or even other stakeholders are not a part of the decision-making process and a one-sided view is provided to the higher layers. There is no opportunity granted to rebut or check the veracity of what is put up to decision-making authorities. It is not that one hand does not know what the other is doing, actually one hand does not let the other know what it is doing.

What kind of reforms do we need to fix the problems in MoD?

Two very simple suggestions without tinkering with the basic structure. First, the decision-making should be collegiate: probably by a ‘Defence Board’ chaired by the defence minister with a total of three-five members, with inputs of neutral personalities and experts wherever required. When files move up, these should be referred to all stakeholders for their comments so that nobody is able to hoodwink the decision-makers by mischief. Second, there is no institutional mechanism currently for the political executive to know the pulse of the problems of serving defence personnel and veterans, like there is for civil employees and pensioners. This assumes even higher importance since defence personnel (rightly) cannot form associations. Hence, a participative system akin to the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) for civil employees should be constituted to resolve grievances.

Similarly, the government had admirably constituted a standing committee for veterans in October 2014 which was to meet after every three months, but the lower bureaucracy has ensured that not even one meeting has taken place till date. The current defence minister appears to be keen to take the bull by the horns, but all personalities should support him in a politically neutral manner rather than pinpricking him all the time.

Via: Times of India Blog

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7th pay commission ready to be implemented but Armymen, veterans not enthused

7th pay commission ready to be implemented but Armymen, veterans not enthused

The seventh pay commission whose provisions are going to be implemented from October 1 after a long wait has not satisfied Army personnel especially veterans who feel that the status of the defence forces “has taken a big dip” especially in comparison to paramilitary forces and bureaucrats. The commission’s recommendations which were initially rejected by all three chiefs of the tri-services have only been accepted after the ministry of defence (MoD) gave its assurance of sorting out the various anomalies.

Sources said that defence minister Manohar Parrikar spoke to the service chiefs following which they decided to heed his advice on implementation of the pay commission. The commission’s implementation had been halted on September 9 when the three chiefs had written to the MoD about the apparent anomalies.

Among the major anomalies pointed out by the services are non functional upgrade (NFU), NFU pay fixation, military service pay (MSP), and common pay matrix for civilian and military services and allowances. Grant of NFU, a long standing demand of the forces, is for officers who are denied promotions due to the lack of vacancies in the steeply-pyramidal structure of the armed forces so that they do not lose out on pay grades, as their batch mates are promoted. “IFS and IPS officers, as also those from organized Group A civil services, now get NFU after the 6th pay commission like IAS officers. But the armed forces have been kept out of it,” said a senior serving officer. “This adversely impacts the morale of serving military officers. It also creates command, control and functional problems because even organizations that work closely with the military like DRDO, Border Roads Organisation, Military Engineer Services and the like get NFU,” he added.

Another demand is the placement of all Lt-Generals in the HAG+ (higher administrative grade) pay-scale like directors-general of police. “As of now, only 33% of Lt-Gens are in the HAG+ scale. The status of all Lt-Gens with that of DGPs must be restored,” the officer added.

Source : TOI

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Revision of pension of Maj. Genl and equivalent rank Officers in Air Force & Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996-reg

Revision of pension of Maj. Genl and equivalent rank Officers in Air Force & Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996-reg

No.12(22)/2009/D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of ex-servicemen welfare
D (Pen/Pol)

New Delhi, dated 14th July, 2016

To

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

Subject : Revision of pension of Maj. Genl and equivalent rank Officers in Air Force & Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to GOI, MoD letter No.4(110)/07/D(Pen/Legal) dated 15.07.2009 issued for revision of pension of Pre-1996 retired Major Generals and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy. With the issue of this letter, the revised pension of Pre-1996 retired Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy happened to be higher than pension of some Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996.

2. The above anomaly in pension had been under examination of the Government for some time. The President is pleased to decide that the pension of Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy who retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996 will be brought at par with the pension of similarly situated Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy who had retired prior to 1,1.1996 provided that the last pay drawn of a post 1996 retired Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy is the same as the notional pay taken into account for revision of a similarly situated Pre-1996 Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy.

3. Above upward revision of pension, however, will not affect the entitlement of Gratuity that has already been determined. Also, no benefit of commutation of pension will be admissible for the additional amount of the pension.

4. The provision of this letter shall be effective from the date following the date of retirement.

5. This issues with the concurrence of MoD(Fin/Pen) U.0 No. 10(02)/2014/Fin/ Pen dated 30.06.2016

6. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

(Manoj Sinha)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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