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Kashmir Valley Special Concession – Additional HRA, Messing Facilites, Incentive (as per 7th CPC) to CGE and Monthly Pension to Pensioners: DoPT Order

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Kashmir Valley Special Concession – Additional HRA, Messing Facilites, Incentive (as per 7th CPC) to CGE and Monthly Pension to Pensioners: DoPT Order
No. 18016/ 3/ 2018 -Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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New Delhi, the 8th January, 2019

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special concessions to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government .

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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 18016/ 1/2016-Estt.(L) dated 11th December, 2016 on the subject mentioned above and to state that it has been decided by the competent authority to extend the package of concessions/ incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period of two years w.e.f. 01.01.2018. The package for two years is as per Annexure.

2. The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries/ Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the package. The concerned Ministry / Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries/ Departments concerned.

Encl: As above

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 ANNEXURE

 ANNEXURE to DOPT’s O.M. No.18016/ 3/ 2018-Estt .(L) dated the 8th January, 2019.

DETAILS OF PACKAGE OF CONCESSIONS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN KASHMIR VALLEY IN ATTACHED/SUBORDINATE OFFICES OR PSUs FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

[Kashmir Valley comprises of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora]

I. ADDITIONAL H.R.A. AND OTHER CONCESSIONS :
(A) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley;.

(i) These employees have an option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India at Government expense. T.A. for the families allowed as admissible in permanent transfer inclusive of the Composite Transfer Grant at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay.

(ii) Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for employees.

(iii) HRA as for Class ‘Y’ city ( 16% of basic pay) applicable for employees exercising option at (i). Such employees will be eligible for drawing the normal HRA as well at their place of posting provided Departmental arrangement is not made for his/ her stay.

(iv) The period of temporary duty extended to six months. For period of temporary duty, an incentive to be known as Kashmir Valley Special Incentive will be paid at the following rates along with food charges (as per 7th Pay Commission norms), apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation:

Pay Range Rate Per month (on pro rata)
(i) Level 14 and above Rs.9000
(ii) Level 12 and 13 Rs.8000
(iii) Level 9 to 11 Rs.7000
(iv) Level 6 to 8 Rs.6000
(v) Level 5 & below Rs.4500

(B) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence:

A per diem allowance of Rs. 113/ – is to be paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc.

II. MESSING FACILITIES :

Messing allowance is to be paid to all the employees posted m J&K @Rs.97.85/- per day.

III. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION TO PENSIONERS OF KASHMIR VALLEY:

Pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or PAO treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, would be given pensions outside the Valley where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

NOTE : 1. The package of concessions/ facilities shall be admissible in Kashmir Valley comprising of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

2. The package of concessions/ facilities shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual Labourers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of Para 5(i) of the Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India, 1993.

3. The benefit of additional HRA admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted to Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances.

4. The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem Allowance shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.

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Source: dopt

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Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government

Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government

Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed today.

The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs 1000 as pension every month. In all, there are 44 lakh pensioners under the EPS-95 scheme.

“Yes, Government has approved mi”Yes, Government has approved minimum pension of Rs 1000 per month to the pensioners under the EPS-95,” Minister of state for Steel, Mines, Labour and Employment Vishnu Deo Sai said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

According to the Minister, several representations have been received for enhancement of pension under EPS-95 and based on those, “government has approved minimum pension of Rs 1,000 to pensioners under the EPS-95.”

Earlier, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had discussed the proposal with trade unions on June 24 and assured the government will take a decision within two weeks.

As per the proposal, pensioners were to get the benefit with effect from April 1 this year. The government would have to provide an additional amount of around Rs 1,217 crore to ensure a minimum pension of Rs 1,000 for 2014-15.

A senior official said the new government did not want to provide this entitlement merely for one financial year and wanted this to be implemented for all times to come. That is why the proposal was reviewed.

The proposal was already approved by the UPA government for the current financial year but could not be implemented as it was not notified.

However a senior EPFO official, when contacted, said that the body has not yet received any notification or official order in this regard from the Labour Ministry.

According to him, the government could formally announce this entitlement in the forthcoming budget on Thursday.

Besides, the EPFO is also awaiting government’s approval for enhancing the wage ceiling for organised sector workers under EPFO ambit to Rs 15,000 per month from the existing Rs 6,500. This was also approved by the previous government but could not be notified due
to coming into force of the model code of conduct during that time.

The decision to increase basic wage ceiling to Rs 15,000 per month is expected to bring in 50 lakh more workers under the EPFO’s ambit.

The notification regarding the decision of the EPFO trustees to reduce administrative charges paid by employers to EPFO is also awaited. It was proposed to reduce administrative charges paid by employers to EPFO is also awaited. It was proposed to reduce administrative charges from 1.10 per cent of basic wage to 0.85 per cent.

Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

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