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Option -1 for Pre-2016 Pensioners Rejected – Confederation

Option -1 for Pre-2016 Pensioners Rejected – Confederation

OPTION-I FOR PRE-2016 PENSIONERS REJECTED: In the meeting held on 30-06-2016, with Group of Ministers by JCM staff side, the Finance Minister had also clarified that Government has taken the decision to implement the recommendation of 7th CPC to bring about parity between past and present pensioners. (Vide NJCA Statement issued on 06-07-2016). Finance Minister categorically assured the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 that the Government has accepted the recommendation in to and Pension department has only been asked to sort out the difficulties in implementation of Option-I, if any.

NJCA wrote to Finance Minister on 16-07-2016, as follows: “The issue of acceptance of Option-I and II was discussed with your goodself at the residence of Hon’ble Home Minister (Govt. of India) wherein Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Hon’ble MoS Railways were present. You had categorically agreed our demand that no dilution would be made in the options given to the Pensioners by the 7th CPC. It is unfortunate that a rider “subject to feasibility” has been imposed on Option-I. Sir, this is very unfair and we will appreciate, if you kindly get the sentence “subject to feasibility” removed from that order, to keep your promise also”.

But, Finance Minister had gone back from his assurance to JCM Staff side leaders and he refused to withdraw the condition “subject to feasibility”. In the letter dated 17-10-2016, addressed to Chairman of the “Pension Option-I Committee”, the Secretary, JCM staff side requested as follows:

“The attempt therefore must be to explore the ways and means of implementing the said recommendation which is beneficial to a large number of pensioners, especially those retired prior to 1996. In view of this, the staff side is of the firm view that the Government issue orders for implementation of Option-I as there is no room for stating that the recommendation is impossible to be implemented for those who are benefitted by the said option”.

Finally NJCA wrote a letter to Hon’ble Home Minister Shri. Rajnath Singh on 17-01-2017, requesting intervention. The letter reads as follows:

“The Central Government Pensioners numbering presently more than the working employees are aggrieved of the fact that the one and the only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was in their favour ie; Option-I have been recommended to be rejected by the Pension Department to the Government”.

Inspite of all these, the proposal is submitted to cabinet to reject Option-I. This underlines the fact that unless NJCA revive its deferred indefinite strike, the Government will not allow Option-I to pensioners, as assured by Finance Minister.

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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Defence Pensioners: Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners

7th CPC arrears for Defence Pensioners – Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

03-February-2017 16:28 IST

Defence Pensioners

Details of State-wise assessed number of Defence Pensioners as on 01.04.2016 are enclosed as under: STATE WISE ASSESSED NUMBER OF DEFENCE PENSIONERS AS ON 01.04.2016

Sl. No. State No. of Pensioners
1 Andaman & Nicobar 1057
2 Andhra Pradesh 65047
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1851
4 Assam 62265
5 Bihar 112626
6 Chhattisgarh 5218
7 Chandigarh 23885
8 Goa 2715
9 Gujarat 18361
10 Haryana 271034
11 Himachal Pradesh 150306
12 Jammu & Kashmir 85059
13 Jharkhand 9890
14 Karnataka 109541
15 Kerala 169255
16 Madhya Pradesh 53504
17 Maharashtra 196559
18 Manipur 5947
19 Meghalaya 2809
20  Mizoram 2455
21 Nagaland 1125
22 New Delhi 98037
23 Odisha 21564
24 Pondicherry 1333
25 Punjab 277985
26 Rajasthan 140405
27 Sikkim 288
28 Tamilnadu 116981
29 Tripura 2852
30 Uttar Pradesh 224971
31 Uttarakhand 87576
32 West Bengal 70293
33 Indian Embassy Nepal 107837
Total 2500631

Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners. Details regarding amount released and number of pensioners benefitted are being collected. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Vasanthi M. in Lok Sabha today.

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Allotment of 12 Digit PPO Number to Pre-90 pensioners

Allotment of 12 Digit PPO Number to Pre-90 pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

No.CPAO/DBK/Pre-90/2017/1

Dated: 12-01.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Allotment of 12 Digit PPO Number to Pre-90 pensioners – regarding

Reference is invited to this office circular No. CPAO/TECH/PRE-90/DBK/2011-12/115 dated 02.01.2012 (copy enclosed), regarding allotment of 12 Digit PPO Numbers to the Pre-90 pensioners/family pensioners. Since CPAO database recognizes only 12 digit PPO Number, it is required to lodge & track grievances and make queries on CPAO website. The 12 Digit PPO number is also required for the e-revision of pension. Therefore, all the Pay and Accounts officers are advised to follow the instructions contained in previous circular dated 02.1.2012 for the conversion of Old PPOs. A list of all pending Pre-90 cases where PPO numbers are not yet converted into unique 12 digits PPO number is displayed at Sl.No 19 under the login of PAO in CPAO website www.cpao.nic.in.

All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs(IC) are requested to instruct concerned PAOs to download old cases and send the photocopies of PPOs along with duly filled proforma for allotment of 12 digits PPO Number.

(ABHE SINGH)
Dy. Controller of Accounts

Authority: www.cpao.gov.in

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WE WANT POSITIVE ACTION AND NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT – CONFEDERATION

WE WANT POSITIVE ACTION AND NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT – CONFEDERATION

AGAIN ASSURANCES

WE DON’T WANT ANY MORE ASSURANCES – WE WANT POSITIVE ACTION AND NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT – SEVEN MONTHS ARE OVER AFTER THE JUNE 30th ASSURANCES – AGAIN SWEET WORDS AND ASSURANCES BY HON’BLE HOME MINISTER AND CABINET SECRETARY – THIS TIME NO TIME FRAME – PENSION COMMITTEE REPORT UNILATERALLY SUBMITTED TO CABINET WITHOUT REACHING ANY NEGOTITED SETTLEMENT WITH STAFF SIDE – THE ONE AND THE ONLY POSITIVE RECOMMENDATION OPTION -1 FOR PENSIONERS IS GOING TO BE REJECTED – FATE OF OTHER COMMITTEES MAY NOT BE DIFFERENT IF THERE IS NO NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT – ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE NOT YET CONCEDED THE DEMAND OF JCM STAFFSIDE SECRETARY FOR GIVING ANOTHER CHANCE FOR DISCUSSION – NO NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT ON ANY ISSUES – GOVT MADE JCM FORUM ONLY A TALKING SHOP – NEIROS ARE FIDDELING WHEN ROME IS BURNING – CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS CANNOT BE FOOLED ANY MORE – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – MAKE THE 16th MARCH 2016 ONE DAY STRIKE A THUNDERING SUCCESS.

M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125.
Email : mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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NJCA MEETING – 17th January 2017, NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

NJCA MEETING – 17th January 2017, NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

“No doubt, our strike will have a great impact in settling the demands and also in exposing the powers-that-be who betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners. Somebody should come forward to protest and also, if necessary, to suffer and Confederation is ready for it. Let Confederation lead and others follow.”

NJCA MEETING – 17th January 2017
NJCA MEETING
NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

Much awaited meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) was held on 17th January 2017 at National Council (JCM) Staff-side office at New Delhi. Leaders of Railways, Defence, Postal and Confederation attended. Detailed discussions were held on the developments that took place after the deferment of the indefinite strike of 11th July 2016 and also on the totally negative attitude of the Government towards the 7th Pay Commission related issues of the Central Government Employees & Pensioners, including increase in Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances, Pensioner’s Option-I etc.

Unfortunately, there was no consensus regarding revival of the deferred indefinite strike. Hence no decision could be taken. Meeting ended with a decision to meet again after some days. In the meantime NJCA Chairman and Convener may try to meet the Cabinet Ministers who have given the assurances on 30th June 2016 to NJCA leaders.

As there is no immediate possibility for revival of the indefinite strike by NJCA, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to intensify the mobilization campaign and preparation for making the 16th March 2017 one day strike a grand success. All Affiliated Organizations and C-O-Cs are once again requested to make all –out efforts to ensure cent percent participation of employees in the strike. In addition to the campaign programme of National Secretariat members, each affiliated organization and C-O-Cs should chalk out their own separate campaign programme. Please give wide publicity through local print / electronic media and social media like whatsapp, facebook etc.

No doubt, our strike will have a great impact in settling the demands and also in exposing the powers-that-be who betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners.

Somebody should come forward to protest and also, if necessary, to suffer and Confederation is ready for it.

Let Confederation lead and others follow.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Mobile & Whatsapp – 09447068125

E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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88% of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

88 percent of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh chairs 29th meeting of SCOVA

Make Pensioners part of nation building process, says Minister

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here today. The SCOVA meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and the last such meeting was held on June 27, 2016.

During the meeting, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that today’s interaction was very meaningful and stimulating, thus reflecting on the working of DoP&PW. The Minister said that there are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country and almost 88 percent of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs. 9000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs. 10-15 lakh to Rs. 25-35 lakh.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that we need to put in place an institutionalized mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario. Dr. Jitendra Singh said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelize their energies in a productive direction. We should learn from the pensioners’ experience, he added. The Minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.

In the meeting, discussions were held on the action taken report of the 28th SCOVA meeting. Further many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners, Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-CGHS area, Special “Higher” Family Pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, Extension of CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners, issue relating to CGHS Wellness Centre, Dehradun etc. The Minister directed for the prompt and time bound redressal of the grievances of the pensioners and said that we should have sympathetic attitude towards them.

The Secretary, DoP&PW, Shri C. Viswanath and other senior officers of the department were also present on the occasion. The meeting was also attended by the member Pensioners Associations and senior officers of the important Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

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Pensioners Option – 1 Mercilessly Rejected – Confederation

MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL
PENSIONER’S OPTION – 1 MERCILESSLY REJECTED

It is learnt that the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pension) has NOT recommended the Option Number – 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for fixation of pension of pre -2016 Pensioners. Instead it has recommended extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by 5th CPC ie ; arriving at notional pay in 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission revision and consequent pension fixation. Now the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC is studying the recommendations of Pension Committee for processing for submission for approval of Cabinet. Thus , the one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; the real parity in Pension which is also approved by Cabinet with a rider “subject to feasibility” is going to be mercilessly rejected by Government , inspite of repeated requests and demands from NJCA, Confederation and Pensioners Associations .

M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
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Source: Confederation

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Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners

CPAO Order : Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/2016-17/ 220
CPAO / IT & Tech / SCOVA / 20 / Part File / 2016-17/220

09.01.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:  Providing breakup of pension and arrear payments & recoveries to pensioners.

Attention is invited to para 4.6.7 of the Accounting and Operating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners (February, 2012) whereby it has been provided that “The CPPC software will display on the computer screen, options and view of the details of calculation of pension and its breakup of the pension paid to the pensioner/ family pensioner. The Home Branch will act as intermediary with the CPPC and, besides providing accounts statement, provide to the pensioners the payment of TDS details, pension slip, the Due and Drawn Statement in respect of each arrear and the Annual Income Statement”.

2. Taking into consideration the grievances reported by Pensioners’ Associations and Pensioners, CPAO had issued instructions to Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions vide OM No. CPAO/Tech/Banks Performance/2015-16/60 dated-14.06.2016 for strict compliance of above guidelines for providing detailed breakup of pension payments.

3. It has again been reported by Pensioners Associations and Pensioners that “arrears of arrear of Revision of Pension, Fixed Medical Allowance, Additional Pension, Life Time Arrear etc. are clubbed with monthly payment of pension for which it becomes difficult for pensioner/family pensioner to understand if pension and arrears are disbursed correctly. Even recovery of overpayment or wrong payment is not shown separately”.

4. Therefore, banks are instructed to follow the provisions of CPPC guidelines and instructions issued vide OM dated-14.06.2016 and provide full breakup of pension payment dearly to the pensioners. A compliance report in this regard may be sent to CPAO latest by 31.01.2017 positively.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

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Tamil Nadu government announces Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and others

Tamil Nadu government announces Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and others

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced the annual Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers, pensioners and family pensioners.

Group C and Group D government employees as well as teachers will get bonus up to Rs 3,000.

Group A and Group B employees as well as teachers, who have worked for more than 240 days, will get Rs 1,000 as special salary.

Pensioners and family pensioners will get Rs 500 as bonus.
In a statement, chief minister J Jayalalithaa said, “Totally, Rs 326.85 crore will be spent on distributing bonus for government employees and others.”

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29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Intimation regarding Date, Time and Venue of the Meeting

29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Intimation regarding Date, Time and Venue of the Meeting

F.No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date: 06th Jan, 2017

To
All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Intimation regarding Date, Time and Venue of the Meeting.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 26th Dec,2016. The date, time and venue of the 29th SCOVA meeting is as under:

Date : 12th January, 2017 (Thursday)

Time : 11:00 am

Venue : Committee Room-A

Vigyan Bhawan Annexe
Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi

2. It is requested that the name and telephone no. of the member nominated for the meeting may kindly be sent to the undersigned. It is further requested to bring copy of PPO and also duly Idled Mandate Form (copy enclosed) so that TA/DA reimbursement would be made through e-payment mode afterwards.

3. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

(Sujasha Choudhur)
Director(P)

Source: http://persmin.nic.in/Pension.asp

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Certificate of re-marriage/marriage-reg

Certificate of re-marriage/marriage-reg

No.1/1/2016-P&PW (E)/23913
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
19th December,2016

OFFICE  MEMORANDUM

Sub: Certificate of re-marriage/marriage-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Annexure XXVI of the Scheme Booklet of the O/o CGA, which is a proforma for Certificate of Re-marriage/Marriage. As per the Scheme Booklet, this certificate is to be submitted once every six months in May and November By widowers and unmarried daughters, This is required to be countersigned by ‘a responsible officer or a well-known person.

2. This department has received request from Pensioners Union of Railway Employees, Chennai. (copy enclosed) stating that the widows of the deceased employees are required to submit the certificate countersigned by a responsible officer or a well-known person. More often the widow, when approaches the show-called responsible officer/well-known person, are being harassed. They feel that the present stipulation of getting counter signature is not only unwarranted but also an affront to the womanhood in the context of atrocity against women rampant in the country. This is inconsistent with acceptance of certificates with self-attestation.

3. Therefore, the Union has requested to eliminate the provision of counter signature from others duly accepting self attested certificates.

4. This department has also received representations against provision for submission of these certificates every six months, which had been forwarded to the CPAO for further necessary action. as general references.

5. This department has already allowed submission of self-certificate for non-marriage and declaration of income vide OM dated 21st July, 1999, re-iterated vide OM dated 8th December, 2011 and 20th September, 2012 (copies available at www.persmin.nic.in ) Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 has been amended to allow submission of marital and income certificates only once a year.

6. In view of the foregoing, Central Pension Accounting Office, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare and Ministry of Railways are requested to make suitable changes to their respective forms for the above certificate.

sd/-
(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph: 24644632

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Dearness Relief (DR) Calculation Sheet

Dearness Relief (DR) Calculation Sheet

Since 7th Pay Commission  (New Formula)
Month All India Index % of Increase
Jan-16 269 0.48
Feb-16 267 0.93
Mar-16 268 1.38
Apr-16 271 1.86
May-16 275 2.40
Jun-16 277 2.91
Jul-16 280 3.45
Aug-16 278 3.90
Sep-16 277 4.25
Oct-16 278 4.53
Nov-16 277 4.76

 Presently Dearness Allowance for January 2017 is staying at 4.76%. If trend of AICPIN continues as such, minimum 5% DA is expected w.e.f January 2017

S.C.Maheshwari
Secy Genl BPS

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016 on implementation of decision taken on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission

F.No.42/15/2016 – P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 28th Dec, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016 on implementation of decision taken on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 16.11.2016 wherein it was decided that the Dearness Relief from 01.07.2016 @ 2% of basic pension / family pension would be admissible to Central Govt Pensioners / Family Pensioners. Vide Para 3(iii) of the said OM, it was also mentioned that those order would not be applicable to the pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension in the pre-2016 pay scales / pay.

2. Subsequently, this Department has issued orders vide OM No 38/49/2016-P&PW(A) dated 30.11.2016 for revision of provisional pension sanctioned based on the pre-revised pay in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016.

3. Accordingly, the pensioners who are drawing provisional pension and whose provisional pension has been revised in accordance with the instructions mentioned in this Department’s OM No. 38/49/2016-P&PW(A) dated 30.11.2016 would also be entitled to dearness relief on their revised provisional pension, in terms of this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16.11.2016.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. It wi!l be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case

6. In their application to the pensioner / family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

7. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Higher Allowances: Central government employees have no option but to wait for cash flow to ease

Higher Allowances: Central government employees have no option but to wait for cash flow to ease

New Delhi: The central government wants to announce higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission award for its 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners, after taking the steps to ease the cash flow, that has been a major problem ever since demonetisation was announced for higher allowances announcement, official sources said.

The hike in basic pay without allowances is not helpful for maintaining central government employees’ living standard, Finance Ministry sources told on Friday.

They had also said the allowances of government employees besides basic pay should increase which would give them some financial comfort, a step they had hoped might be taken after next budget, when the cash crunch would ease.

They added that the decision on higher allowances to push since getting of payments to made ease and without facing cash crunch. Hence, the Finance Ministry felt it would be wiser to announce of higher allowances when the cash flow to ease.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’.

It compelled the the central government employees to get the allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

“The committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalized the report on the allowances in October but the government don’t want to announce it now, so the government gave extension the committee till February 22, 2017 to submit the report on higher allowances for getting normalized the cash crunch position, ” the Finance Ministry sources said.

They also added that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce the higher allowances in his budget speech for 2017-18.

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Aadhaar mandatory for pensioners

Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension

14-December, 2016 16:30

Aadhaar mandatory for pensioners

There is, at present, no proposal to make Aadhaar seeding mandatory for release of pension to the Central Government pensioners.

Eighty-seven percent of Central Government pensioners of all age categories have seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The remaining thirteen percent, including those Government pensioners of the age of 80 and 90 years have not yet seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number. The Government has made efforts to seed accounts of all Central Government pensioners with Aadhaar numbers so as to enable them to benefit from the additional facility of submission of Digital Life Certificate. Public Sector Banks are authorised to enroll pensioners for issue of Aadhaar number, including old and infirm pensioners.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Admissibility of Dearness Relief to pensioners on absorption in PSUs/ employed family pensioners

Admissibility of Dearness Relief to pensioners on absorption in PSUs/ employed family pensioners

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBA No.94/2016

No.2016/AC-II/21/Misc Matters

New Delhi, dated 08.12.2016

General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs.

Sub: Admissibility of Dearness Relief to pensioners on absorption in PSUs/ employed family pensioners.

Kindly, refer to Board’s letter no. 2012/AC-II/21/Misc Matters dated 11.04.2016 followed by reminder dated 07.11.2016 reiterating instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dated 05.08.1999 and letter no. F(E)III/2005/PN1/2. dated 29.09.2009 on the above subject. It was stated that instances have been brought to notice of Vigilance Directorate by one of the PSU wherein Dearness Relief on pension is being paid to certain re- employed pensioner not eligible to the draw the same as no endorsement towards non- admissibility of DR was made on their PPOs. Accordingly, it was requested to conduct a thorough check to detect such cases where DR relief on re-employment in Railway PSU sand other orgaliization has been paid/ drawn in violation of the laid down guidelines an send the compliance report to Board’s office. However, reply in this regard is not forthcoming from any of the Railways .

It is once again requested to conduct a thorough check to detect such cases followed by necessary recovery from the defaulting retired Railway Pensioner, besides taking further necessary action as per rules.

 

sd/-
(B.B. Verma)
Adviser Accounts
Railway Board

Source : http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

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RBI asks banks to be cash-ready for pensioners, armed forces

RBI asks banks to be cash-ready for pensioners, armed forces

RBI has asked banks to ensure cash supply for pensioners and armed forces in the wake of limited currencies in the market following cancellation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

The Reserve Bank said demand for cash from government officials and pensioners is expected after electronic payment of their salary or pension.

Banks are, therefore, advised to take appropriate steps in order to meet this likely demand for cash, RBI said.

It also asked them for arrangements at military outposts for cash requirements of armed forces.

Source : economictimes

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7th Pay Commission: Why to wait for two years?

7th Pay Commission: Why to wait for two years?

Sir,
The Central Govt has implemented 7th Pay Commission recommendation regarding the hike in the pay, salary of the Central Govt employees, pensioners and family pensioners w.e.f January 1,2016 besides releasing 2 percent DA w.e.f July 1, 2016.

The J&K Govt has also hiked the salary and perks of ministers, and legislators. Besides, our neighbouring states have also implemented 7th CPC recommendations in favour of their respective Govt PSU employees and pensioners etc.

But, it is unfortunate that the J&K State Govt, PSU employees, pensioners and family pensioners who also deserve the hike in pay and pension have been asked to wait for two years for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations by none other than the present Chief Minister J&K State. One fails to understand as to why the employees and the pensioners have to wait for two years for their due. Why does not the State raise the demand of money with the Central Govt for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations in favour of the State Govt employees, pensioners and family pensioners.

Any way, I hope that the J&K State Govt will kindly realize that when they (legislators/ministers) themselves deserve the hike in salary; pay and perks of the State Govt, employees and pensioners also deserve and need it as well. Many Govt Employees and Pensioners Association have urged the J&K State Govt for implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations including EJAC(Q) personally meeting the Chief Minister, Finance Minister J&K State and through print and electronic media by the undersigned also but all in vain till date.

Therefore, it is requested to the Chief Minister, Finance Minister J&K State not to wait for two years but to implement the 7th CPC recommendations in favour of the J&K State Govt PSU/Employees and Pensioners at an earliest in toto/at par with the Central Government Employees.
Yours etc.

Ashok K (Lalpuri)
45, Ajeet Colony, Gole Gujral Jammu

Source: www.dailyexcelsior.com

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MOU on Defence Salary Package Signed between Indian Army and Corporation Bank

MOU on Defence Salary Package Signed between Indian Army and Corporation Bank

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Corporation Bank on the Defence Salary Package today. The signing ceremony was chaired by the Adjutant General, Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, and was attended by top officials of Corporation Bank headed by Mr Gopal Murli Bhagat, Executive Director.

The MoU is tailor made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families and includes free / concessional services including free drafts, free cheque books, free funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS / NEFT, free ATM cards, Unlimited transactions on all ATMs including that of other Banks. Some important features of the MoU include Personal Accident Insurance Cover of Rs 5 & 10 lacs, Air Insurance Cover of Rs 5 to 50 lacs and Term Life Insurance Cover of Rs 5 & 10 lacs. All the facilities are also extended to the pensioners except Term Life Insurance Cover.

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Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks

Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI 110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Clarification/2016-17/13.Vol-V1/160

Office Memorandum

Subject: Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks.

During the workshop for banks on monitoring the pensioners grievances through “Web Responsive Pensioners Service” organised on 03.10.2016 a query was made on requirement of Special Seal Authority for crediting Medical Allowance at the enhanced rate based on orders issued by DP&PW from time to time. ln this context, attention is invited to para 4.5.2 (copy of the extract attached) of Accounting and 0perating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners issued in Feb,2012 wherein it has been provided that CPPC should have direct access to the website of the Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare and Ministry of Home Affair, so that these are regularly browsed and orders on Dearness Relief issued by various Departments are acted upon immediately.

CPPCs of all the banks are advised to follow the same instructions for revising the Medical Allowance of the pensioners already drawing the same as and when the rate of Medical Allowance is enhanced by DP&PW without requiring for any Special Seal Authority from CPAO.

Encl: As above

(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officcr (IT & Tech)

To,
1. Heads of CPPCs of all Banks.
2. Heads of Government Business Division of all Banks.

Source: cpao.nic.in

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