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Disbursement of Old Age, Disability and Widow Pensions

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Ministry of Rural Development
Disbursement of Old Age, Disability and Widow Pensions

Posted On: 26 JUL 2018 5:59PM by PIB Delhi

Resolution of technical issues, if and when faced by the Banks, in dealing with assistance being disbursed through them is an ongoing process. No Bank has raised any issue related to any specific training requirement for their human resources for handling the pension issues.

Government has adopted the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for direct transfer of benefit into the bank/post office accounts of beneficiaries of schemes under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). Instructions have been issued to the States for getting the due consent for seeding the Aadhaar details. Instructions also mention that disbursement of pension of any beneficiary could not be affected due to non-availability of Aadhaar number. Further, NSAP guidelines provide that given their physical, social and economic vulnerability, States should ensure that an infirm/old beneficiary will not have to travel far distance to access his/her pension account. As far as possible, for people who cannot cover distance physically, the objective is to provide door step delivery.

Several Banks in many states are using the services of Bank Sakhi’s coming from self help groups to provide cost effective solutions for delivery of pensions at home.

This information was provided by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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Pensions: Non receipt of e-PPOs

Regarding Non receipt of e-PPOs

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 601

Dated: 06.07.2018

To,

The O I/C
Records/PAO (ORs)

Subject:- Non receipt of e-PPOs – reg.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017, Circular No. 590 dated 06.11.2017 and Circular No. 595 dated 25.01.2018.

Office of the PCDA(P) Allahabad has started issuing e-PPOs for all categories of pensioners. A new PPO series was also introduced for various types of e-PPOs and subsequently range of modifications took place while adopting the process.

2. Copies of digitally signed e-PPOs are being sent electronically to PDAs and to Record Offices (ROs) concerned in case of JCOs/ORs . The RO, after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is required to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) along with Descriptive Roll of the pensioners to PDA concerned. Record Offices (ROs) are also required to provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as a hard copy or through an e-mail as deemed fit.

3. After issuance of e-PPOs by this office, the e-PPOs are immediately forwarded to Record Offices concerned through DPCC (Defence Pension Contact Centre) functioning in the office premises of the PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad.

4. However, it has been noticed that the Record Offices (ROs) and the pensioners/family pensioners are not receiving e-PPO on time thereby causing delay in receipt of pension and other pensionary benefits.

5. In view of the above, all Record Offices are requested to instruct their representative/s to contact the DPCC (Defence Pension Contact Centre) functioning in the office premises of the PCDA(Pension) Allahabad for collection of e-PPOs issued by this office in soft copy viz. Compact Disk (CD) or in Pen Drive. Discrepancy observed in the e-PPO, if any, may be immediately brought to the notice of this office for necessary action at this end. For any query regarding collection of e-PPO, please contact Lt. Col. Palani S, Officer I/C, DPCC (E-Mail ID : dplc1pcdap@gmail.com, Phone: 0532- 2423486, Army Line : 6219).

6. Further, Record Offices are requested to ensure that e-PPOs are collected and despatched timely to PDAs alongwith Descriptive Roll so that payment of pensionary benefits are made to the pensioners/family pensioners in time.

7. This circular has been uploaded on official website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in.

(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt. CDA(P)No. Gts/Tech/7th CPC/0181/Vol-VI
Dated: 06.07.2018

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PCDA Circular No. 599 : 7th CPC – Revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre 01.01.2006 Deference Forces Pensioners

PCDA Circular No. 599 : 7th CPC – Revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre 01.01.2006 Deference Forces Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA (Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad 211014

Circular No. 599

Dated : 05/06/2018.

To

1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt, Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandra- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai-400 051.
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks.
4. All Managers, CPPCs.
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal.
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh.
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut.
8. The CDA Chennai.
9. The Director of Treasury, All States.
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K).
13. The Post Master Camp Bell Bay.
14. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject : Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC)-Revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre 01.01.2006 Deference Forces Pensioners : Clarification Regarding.

Reference : This office Circular No. 582 dated 05.09.2017, Circular No. 585 dated 21.09.2017 and Circular No. 596 dated 09.02.2018.

Of late complaints are being received from the pensioners that PDAs are not revising the pension of Pre-01.01.2006 retiree Armed Forces Pensioners in terms of Got, MoD letter No. 17(01)/2017(01)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 23.01.2018 (circulated vide this office Circular No. 596 dated 09.02.2018) under which method of re-computation of Disability/War Injury Element before applying the multiplication factor of 2.57 has been provided.

In view of the above, PDAs are requested to revise the Disability/War Injury Pension of Pre-01.01.2006 retired Armed Forces Personnel strictly in terms of GoI, MoD letter dated 23.01.2018 till receipt of Corr. PPO based on Notional Pay Fixation method. Cases in which PDAs are facing any difficulty to identify the pensioner, if any, as mentioned at Para 5 of Circular No. 596 dated 09.02.2018, the case may be forwarded to Audit Section of this office. The revision of such cases may be done on priority basis.

It is reiterated that where the disability of the pensioner was assessed as 50% in discharge cases, then it will be rounded to 75% as mentioned in Para -3 of the Circular No. 596. However, if the individual has already been given rounding off benefit through PPO (in invalid out cases) then rounding off benefit in such cases should not be given.

S/d,
(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt. CDA (P)

No. Grants/Tech/7th CPC/0181/V

Dated : 05/06/2018.

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Non-issue of Pension slip by banks – CPAO OM May, 2018

Non-issue of Pension slip by banks – CPAO OM May, 2018

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

CPAO/1T&Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol III)/2018-19/23

15.05.2018

Office Memorandum

Subiect :- Non-issue of Pension slip by banks.

Attention is invited to para 4.6.6 of CPPC Guidelines issued by CPAO whereby it has been mentioned that “The Home Branch will meet all information needs of the pensioner using the CPPC system. 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 between the pensioner & CPPC and, besides providing accounts statement, provide to the pensioners the TDS, pension slip, the Due and Drawn Statement in respect of each arrear and the Annual Income Statement”.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Heads of Government Business Divisions of all the authorized banks are requested to strictly adhere to the above mentioned provision of para 4.6.6 of the CPPC guidelines.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions)

Sd/-
(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

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E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction

Ministry of Defence
E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction

14 MAY 2018

E-Pension Payment Order

Furthering the Digital India-initiatives of Govt. of India, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad has startedissuance of electronic-Pension Payment Orders (e-PPOs) to the pensioners along with their Pension Disbursement Agencies viz., Banks, Defence Pension Disbursement Offices, Post Offices, etc. What began in the first phase, for all Commissioned Officers and JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces from the month of October 2017, has now been extended to all defence pensioners including defence civilians.

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad is the sole agency under Ministry of Defence which sanctions Pensions for the Defence Services viz., Army, Coast Guard, Defence Research and Development Organization,General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Roads Organization, Military Engineering Services and other Defence organisations including Defence Account Department and Defence Civilians.

The shift from manual system to e-PPO system is expected to minimize delays in pension disbursement and further revision as and when needed. This initiative also eliminates the occurrence of human errors in data entry at multiple levels.

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Outsourcing of jobs in Government Departments

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

 Outsourcing of jobs in Government Departments

 outsourcing-government-jobs

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:17PM by PIB Delhi

A Ministry or Department may procure certain non-consulting services in the interest of economy and efficiency and prescribe detailed instructions and procedures for this purpose without, however, contravening the basic guidelines provided in rule 199 to 206 of “General Financial Rules 2017″ (GFR 2017). As each Ministry/Department is competent to procure services at their level to meet seasonal or short-term requirements, the centralised data is not maintained in this regard.

There are detailed procedures laid down for procurement of such non-consulting services including e-procurement in Chapter 6 of the GFR 2017 and the “Manual for Procurement of Consultancy & Other Services, 2017″.  Ministries are competent to decide the mode depending on the nature of work, nature of competency required etc. Any deviation or violation can be dealt by the Ministry appropriately. The wages for the persons engaged on contract/outsourcing cannot be less than the minimum wage fixed/notified by the concerned State Government.

The Government posts are regularly filled up in accordance with the recruitment rules. Each Ministry/Department is responsible for appointment of regular employees against vacant posts after completing all procedural formalities. The centralised data of vacancies and backlog vacancies is not maintained.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, AtomicDr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

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Reservation to OBCs

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Reservation to OBCs

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:15PM by PIB Delhi

No centralized data regarding number of candidates belonging to the Other Backward Castes stated to have been deprived of reservation benefit for appointment to posts under Central Government due to their coming under creamy layer is maintained. There is no reservation in promotion for Other Backward Classes.

At present, there is no proposal under consideration to determine creamy layer for the candidates of general category. The 9 Judge Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court in the case of Indra Sawhney has inter-alia held that “a backward class cannot be determined only and exclusively with reference to economic criterion. It may be a consideration or basis along with and in addition to social backwardness, but it can never be the sole criterion”.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Government decision on 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series

PCDA Circular 590 : Corrigendum – Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners.

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014

Circular No: 590

Dated: 06.11.2017

To
The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt Bank Accounts, Central Office, C-7, Second Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051
CMDs, All Public Sector Banks.
The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
All Managers, CPPCs
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
The CDA (PD), Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Director of Treasuries, All States
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram; and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
The Post Master, Kathua (J&K), and Camp Bell Bay.
The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject: Corrigendum – Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series.

In para 7 of this office Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017 at line no. 2 & 3 may be read as under:-

For : “with immediate effect”

Read : after 31.12.2017

2. All PDA’s are also requested to act upon e-PPO’s digitally signed issued by this office in terms of Circular No. 588 dated 20.10.2017. In other words, till 31.12.2017, both series of PPO (i.e. PPO series notified and also e-PPO’s) be acted upon. After 1.1.2018, all PPO series except numeric PPO’s no. affixed on e-PPO’s will no longer remain in use.

3.The same has also been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

4. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
ACDA (P)

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7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners

7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014

Circular No.588

Dated: 20.10.2017

To

1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt Bank Accounts, Central Office, C-7, Second Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051
2. CMDs, All Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
4. All Managers, CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. PCDA(O), Pune
10. The Director of Treasuries, All States
11. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram; and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
12. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
13. The Post Master, Kathua (J&K), and Camp Bell Bay.
14. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject: Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series.

Office of the PCDA (Pension) Allahabad was in the process to implement e-PPO’s for all categories of pensioners. In the first phase, corrigendum PPOs to revise pension of Pre- 2016 defence civilian pensioners have been issued through e-PPOs. Various PDAs have already revised pension of such pensioners. A new PPO series was introduced for these corrigendum PPOs which contained 12 digits with PPO suffix of 4 digits. For this purpose, only electronic PPOs (e-PPO) were generated which were digitally signed. No physical PPO was printed and sent to any agency. These new PPO (e-PPO) also contained a QR code wherein all important data was embedded. This QR code could be used by PDA’s to capture the data.

2. Now, it has been decided to discontinue issue of physical PPOs in respect of ICOs and JCOs/ORs of Indian Army w.e.f. October, 2017. In other words, in respect of fresh retirees of Indian Army (retiring or being discharged) from the month of October, 2017, only e-PPO will be issued with following features

(a) These documents will be digitally signed.

(b) These PPOs will contain 16 digits to identify the PPO (12 digits PPO No. and 4 digits as PPO suffix).

(c) They will contain a QR code where data of various fields will be embedded.

3. These e-PPOs will be sent to the banks through SFTP connectivity which this office has established with various banks. Other banks, with whom there is no SFTP connectivity, are advised to immediately take necessary measures to establish the same. In the interim period till the time they establish SFTP connectivity, PPOs will be sent through email id pcdapedp.cgda@nic.in . Similarly, these PPOs will be sent to DPDOs through the CGDA WAN. Other PDAs such as Director of all State Treasuries; IE Kathmandu, Nepal; Post Office, Kathua; PAO, Delhi etc are requested to kindly immediately provide an email ID of .nic or any other domain under control of government for this purpose. Regarding submission of e-Scroll, PDAs are requested to refer to para 6 of this office Circular No. C- 169 dated 11.07.2017. All PDAs are requested to strictly follow the procedure prescribed
therein.

4. The procedure of forwarding the e-PPOs will be as under:

(a) For JCOs/ORs: A copy of e-PPOs, duly digitally signed, will be sent electronically to Record Offices (ROs). The concerned RO, after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is requested to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) along with Descriptive Roll of the pensioner to PDA concerned. ROs are also requested to kindly provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as hard copy or through e-mail as deemed fit. If any discrepancy is observed by the RO in e-PPO or death occurs before the date of retirement/discharge, then this fact may be immediately brought to the notice of PSA for remedial measures. PDAs are advised to affect payment based on e-PPO after confirmation from Record Office concerned in the form of receipt of hard copy of e-PPO and Descriptive Roll.

(b) For Commissioned Officers: A copy of e-PPOs, duly digitally signed, will be sent electronically to Army HQ. In order to have enhanced security in the process, the Army HQ after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is requested to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) to the PDA concerned. The Army HQ is also requested to kindly provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as hard copy or through e-mail as deemed fit. If any discrepancy is observed by the Army HQ in e-PPO or death occurs before the date of retirement, then this fact may be immediately brought to the notice of PSA for remedial measures. PDAs may commence the payment of pension on basis of e-PPO and Descriptive Roll from this office and hard copy of e-PPO received through Army HQ.

One copy of the e-PPO will also be sent to the PCDA(O) , Pune in respect of all Commissioned Officers. PCDA(O), Pune is requested to check all entries printed in the e- PPO with reference to the LPC-Cum-Datasheet forwarded by them. In case any discrepancy is noticed, the same should be immediately brought into the notice of this office.

5. Process of verification of e-PPOs; PDAs shall take the following steps:

(a) On receipt of e-PPOs though the medium specified above, PDAs shall verify the genuineness of the digital signature affixed on the e-PPO.

(b) Name of authorised signatories who have been provided digital signature through e- Mudra by this office for signing of e-PPO digitally will be made available on website of PCDA(P) Allahabad at URL www.pcdapension.nic.in. All PDAs are requested to refer to the website of this office and check the name of such authorised signatories for the purpose of digital signature on e-PPO accordingly in order to ensure that no PPO with unauthorised signature is acted upon.

(c) PDAs shall wait for the confirmation from the Army HQ / Record Office as the case may be, before releasing the first payment and starting pension payment monthly.

(d) It shall also be confirmed by the PDA that the payment is not being released again in respect of same PPO number (including the PPO suffix of 4 digits) to the pensioner inter-alia due to duplicate receipt of e-PPO. In such a scenario, the PDA will inform the PSA that the event of duplicate transmission of the given PPO has been detected and no action on such e-PPOs except the first one has been taken. 6. Pension certificate issued by this office in respect of JCOs/ORs is discontinued with immediate effect.

7. The PPO series circulated by this office Circular No. 571 dated 19.12.2016 in case of JCO/ORs and Circular No. 27 dated 24.11.2016 in case of ICOs stand withdrawn with immediate effect except for those PPO’s which pertain to blocks of manual PPO’s. Also, PPO series for Defence Civilians which have been circulated by this office will continue to be in force till e-PPOs are started in respect of Defence Civilians by this office.

8. The change statement regarding addition or deletion of pensioners on the strength of the Pension Disbursing Authorities may be forwarded to this office in Annexure “E” to this office Circular No. 189 dated 28.02.2017 in CSV format to e-mail ID pcdap- account.cgda@nic.in . A hard copy of this change statement may also be forwarded to Shri K K Pant, SAO, O I/C Audit Section, Office of the Principal CDA (P), Allahabad-211014 in usual manner in terms of Para 17 of Annexure ‘H’ to Scheme for payment of pension of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks and para 126 of Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) -2013.

9. Separate communication will be issued by office of PCDA(Navy) Mumbai and Office of CDA(AF) New Delhi regarding implementation of e-PPO in respect of Pensioners of Indian Navy and Indian Air Force respectively.

(AK Malviya)
Sr. AO (P)

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7th Pay Commission: After higher allowances and pensions, NJCA to negotiate minimum salary of Central Government Employees

7th Pay Commission: After higher allowances and pensions, NJCA to negotiate minimum salary of Central Govt employees

7th Pay Commission

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is leading the negotiation over 7th Pay Commission on behalf of Central Government employees, has not boycotted the issue of minimum salaries. Speaking to India.com, NJCA convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra reiterated that the issue would be raised by National Council (staff side) after the anomalies related to allowances and pensions get settled.

“Minimum salary is an important issue. We will surely negotiate it with the Government. Once the matter pertaining to allowances and pensions gets settled, the NJCA will raise it,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said.

As per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, the minimum salaries of Central Government employees was hiked from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. The fitment factor used by Justice AK Mathur-led 7th pay panel was 2.57. The NJCA has demanded the Government to upgrade the fitment factor to at least 3.68, in order to revise the minimum salaries to Rs 26,000.

The Confederation of Central Government employees has also demanded the Government to raise the minimum salaries to Rs 26,000, along with the regularisation of contractual employees.

The issue of minimum salary was one of the key agenda laid before NJCA before the Government in July 2016, when they had threatened a mass strike. Nearly 33 lakh Central Government employees were expected to participate in the indefinite strike which was scheduled to begin from July 11. However, after receiving assurance from Centre, the NJCA was compelled to retract their mass agitation.

No indication has been given from the Government so far regarding the upgradation of minimum salary using a fitment factor of 3.68. According to experts, Centre could adopt a middle road by using a fitment factor of anything between 2.86 to 3.15. The minimum salary, thereby, could be increased between Rs 19,000 to 22,020. However, no official confirmation regarding the same has been received.

The utmost target for NJCA, before the hike in minimum salary, is the implementation of higher allowances. Due to anomalies raised by unions in July, only the basic component of salary was raised for Central Government employees. The hike in allowances was awaited as Centre formed a committee under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to review the demands raised by unions.

Source : india.com

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Minutes of the meeting: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

Minutes of the meeting: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

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-l10003
Date: 16th Feb, 2017

To
All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOV A vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Minutes of the meeting

Please find enclosed herewith minutes of the 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 12.01.2017 for your kind perusal and necessary action. The minutes of the meeting are also available on this Department’s website www.pensionersportal.gov.in.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director(P)

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Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission : Procedure for revision of pension in respect of Defence Civilian (including DAD, GREF and Cost Guard employees) who retired on or after 01.01.2016

Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission : Procedure for revision of pension in respect of Defence Civilian (including DAD, GREF and Cost Guard employees) who retired on or after 01-01-2016.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD 211014
Toll Free No. 1800-180-5325

Important Circular No: C-156

No:-GI/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech.

Dated: 05/10/2016

Subject: Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission : Procedure for revision of pension in respect of Defence Civilian (including DAD, GREF and Cost Guard employees) who retired on or after 01-01-2016.

Reference:  In continuation of this office circular no. C-154 dated 04-08-16. (This circular is available on the website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in)

The Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners Welfare in their O.M. No 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (i) dated, the 4th August, 2016 have issued orders for implementing Govt’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh CPC revising provisions of pension/commutation of pension with effect from 1-1-2016. As the Govt. order takes effect from 1.1.2016, pensionary benefits already granted to the individuals who retired on or after 1-1-2016 need to be revised under the subject order.

2. For the purpose of revision of pensionary awards in respect of Govt. servants who retired on or after 1.1.2016 and in whose cases PPOs have been issued, Data Sheet viz Appendix-‘I’ (Post-01.01.2016) is introduced and enclosed to this circular alongwith details instructions for filling up of the Data Sheet (Appendix-I). 3. In this connection, Data Sheet viz Appendix-‘I’ (Post-01.01.2016) alongwith instructions are forwarded herewith for transmission of the same to the lower formation/unit/HOO under your control. The unit/formation declared as H.O.O. may be instructed to use the data sheet alongwith supporting documents as per the revised procedure. Additional copies of data sheet and instruction, if required, may please be prepared /printed at your end for circulation.

4. The pension claims requiring revision under these orders may please be forwarded to SAO, O/IC G1/Civil Section, O/o the Pr. C.D.A. (P.), Allahabad 211014.

 

(Abhishek Singh)
ACDA (P)

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Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

A delegation of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) Association, called on 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 here today and sought his intervention for parity in pay fixation and related issues.

The delegation led by Shri Raj Kishore Singh submitted a memorandum listing details of their long pending issues and suggesting options to resolve the same. According to the memorandum, while applying Rule 8 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008, the pay of direct recruits and new entrants is fixed at higher stage, when compared to the existing employees who were promoted in the same grade. This leads to discrimination in the fixation of pay of Personal Assistants of one category vis-à-vis the other category.

The memorandum also stated that the issue has been lingering on in the National Anomaly Committee for the last four years, but it has not been addressed. It pleaded that the mechanism of grant of “stepping up” to certain employees should be provided only in exceptional cases and not resorted to as a routine matter to sort out discrepancies which may affect a large number of employees.

Members of the delegation suggested that their issue can be addressed by incorporating a new provision in the Rules wherein if a promotee’s pay is getting fixed at a stage lower than that of a direct recruit, then the pay of the promotee should be fixed at the same stage as that of a direct recruit / new entrant. The other option suggested by them was to amend the CCS (RP) Rules so as to appropriately fix the pay in the Pay Band for a particular post carrying a specific Grade Pay.

Dr Jitendra Singh gave a sympathetic hearing to the members of delegation and assured them that DoPT will try to sort out their issue to the maximum extent possible.

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CGDA: S K Kohli appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts

CGDA: S K Kohli appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat S K Kohli was today appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA).

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Kohli’s empanelment for promotion to the post of CGDA, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

He is an Indian Defence Accounts Service officer.

The CGDA is mandated to audit, payment and accounting of all charges pertaining to the armed forces, including bills for supplies and services rendered and for construction and repair works, pay and allowances and pensions, among others.
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7th Pay Commission report: Government set to accept all recommendations; deny retro effect

7th Pay Commission report: Govt set to accept all recommendations; deny retro effect

 

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The Cabinet is likely to approve the 7th Pay Commission award in its entirety soon. Although the pay increases recommended by the commission will take effect from January 1, 2016, the Centre may choose to disburse the increased allowances only prospectively, official sources said.

 

If the revised allowances take effect only from, say, September this year, the savings to the exchequer would be to the tune of Rs 11,000 crore. Additionally, if the railway ministry decided to toe the Centre’s line, the national transporter will save around Rs 3,800 crore.

 

The salary revision, which will benefit about 50 lakh government employees and 58 lakh pensioners, is expected to boost consumption demand and help achieve higher economic growth in FY17.

 

Allowances are currently roughly half of the Centre’s salary bill; as per the pay panel’s award, the steepest increase — 63% — was in allowances, while the overall rise in pay, allowances and pensions recommended was 23.55%.

 

The Budget in February had provided `53,500 crore towards the pay panel-induced overall rise in pay, allowances and pension (PAP) and also to finance the one-rank-one-pension scheme for the armed forces. The commission, in its November 2015 report, had estimated the additional outgo in FY17 due to its award at `73,650 crore.

 

“A Committee of Secretaries (headed by the Cabinet secretary PK Sinha), has finalised its report on Pay Commission recommendations… We will soon make a draft Cabinet note based on the report,” finance secretary Ashok Lavasa said. Sources said the report will be considered by the Cabinet as early as Wednesday. The committee was set up in January.

 

While there is no official word on the exact provision made in budget for higher pay, Lavasa in a recent interview to FE said that its premature to say whether the provisions made in the budget are adequate or not to meet the pay panel requirements.

 

Source : http://www.financialexpress.com/

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Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate workshop on ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp’ tomorrow

Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate workshop on ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp’ tomorrow

‘Anubhav awards’ to retired Government servants for Best write-ups

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 will inaugurate the workshop on ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp’ here tomorrow. The purpose of the workshop is to reach out to large number of retiring employees and to encourage participation in ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Sankalp”. Dr Jitendra Singh will also give awards for best write-ups received under ‘Anubhav’.

The Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare launched an online software ‘Anubhav’ on the directions of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It was launched for showcasing outstanding work by retiring employees and sharing their experience with the Government. Another initiative called ‘Sankalp’ has also been launched by this Department to channelize the experience and skill of retired Government servants towards meaningful interventions in society.

The Department has provided a platform ‘ANUBHAV’ for the retiring Central Government Employees to showcase commendable work done during service. It is envisaged that this would provide satisfaction to the retiring employees and also act as a motivator for serving employees. This would also be a wonderful opportunity to garner the resource of retiring employees for voluntary contribution to nation building post retirement. For this purpose an online system viz “Anubhav” has been developed and necessary instruction for use of this application by the retiring employees/Head of Offices/Head of Departments in the Ministries / Departments were issued by this Department in February and March, 2015. The Department has already received more than one thousand write-ups under this initiative.

With a view to give greater impetus to this activity, this Department has also launched an Award Scheme for best write-ups which may have potential of contributing to the efficiency / economy /effectiveness or mentioning any innovation leading to improved work culture including any contribution considered significant by the retiring employee. The authors of best write-ups will also be given awards during the above event by the Minister.

The SANKALP is a project to channelize the skill, experience and time available with Central Government Pensioners into meaningful social intervention. The project has started on pilot basis for 2,000 pensioners. The Department has so far registered more than 1500 pensioners and 19 Pensioners’ Associations under this project. The Department has also registered 16 NGOs to involve Central Government Pensioners in social activities. With a view to create awareness amongst retiring employees about this project and a smooth transition from active life to lead a healthy and purposeful retired life, this Department has been organizing Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) Workshops. The Department has, so far conducted 28 such PRCs involving about 1700 participants. The Department has also been conducting workshops to create a pool of trainers, for which Training of Trainers (TOT) are being conducted for personnel of Central Armed Police Forces. So far 7 workshops on TOT involving 502 personnel have been conducted.

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Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India Services on E-payment.

Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India Services on E-payment.

F.No. 11024/56/2012.AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 21/10/2015

To
All the Chief Secretaries of State/UT Government,

Subject: Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India Services on E-payment.

Sir,

In continuation of this Department’s letter No, 11024/56/2012-AIS-II dated 09/09/2015, it is to state that to facilitate E-payment of Group Insurance to the beneficiary under All India Services (Group Insurance) Rule, 1981, Mobile Number of the beneficiary has become one of the mandatory column for registering while processing the bill through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) for facilitating E-payment of the Group Insurance.
2. Therefore, in addition to the bank details of beneficiary as called for in the aforesaid letter of this Department, all the State /Union Territory Governments, Ministries/Departments etc are requested to provide the Mobile Number of the beneficiary along with bank details (duly attested on separate sheet) while sending the claim of Group Insurance of retired All India Services to the respective cadre controlling authorities for settlement.

Your faithfully,

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/11024_56_2012-AIS-II-21102015.pdf

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Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2014.

Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2014.

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 30th September, 2014

G.S.R. 707(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby;makes the following rules further to amend the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Rules, 1997, namely:-

1, (I) These rules may be called the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the I n day of January, 2014.

2. In the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Rules, 1997, in rule 1, in sub-rule(3), for the figures “2013”, the figures “2015” shall be substituted.

[F.No.15012/1/2014-Estt(D)]
MAMTA KUNDRA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 208(E)
dated the 10th April, 1997 and subsequently amended vide:-
1. G.S.R. 826(E) dated the 27th December, 1999;
2. G.S.R. 919(E) dated the 22nd December, 2001;
3. G.S.R. 879(E) dated the 10th November, 2003;
4. G.S.R. 707(E) dated the 6th December, 2005;
5. G.S.R. 761 (E) dated the 7th December, 2007;
6. G.S.R. 839 (E) dated the 23rd November, 2009; and
7. G.S.R. 915(E) dated the 30th December, 2011.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Central Government has decided to extend the age relaxation to all persons who had ordinarily been domiciled  in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st day of January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989 for a further period of two years beyond 31st December, 2013.

2. It is clarified that nobody’s interest will be adversely affected by the retrospective effect being given to the rules.

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/15012_1_2014-Estt.D-30092014.pdf

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Step guide for processing of the proposal for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules

Step guide for processing of the proposal for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules

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

10-April, 2015

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has reiterated five-year-old guidelines on framing/amendment/relaxation of Recruitment Rules to various posts. A detailed step guide (column-wise) for processing of the proposal for framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules has been reissued. The step guide material is to be used for filling up the thirteen-column Schedule to be annexed with the notification part of the Recruitment Rules for various posts under Ministries / Departments.
The step guide is available on the DoPT website with the following link:

No. AB.14017/13/2013-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
***

New Delhi the 31 st March, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Step guide for processing of the proposal for framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to state that this Department has issued guidelines on framing/amendment/relaxation of Recruitment Rules vide OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010 which inter-alia provides thirteen column Schedule (Annexure-I) to be annexed with the notification of the Recruitment Rules. A detailed step guide (column-wise) for processing of the proposal for framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules is enclosed. The step guide material may be used for filling up thirteen columns Schedule (Annexure-I) to be annexed with notification part of the recruitment rules for various posts under Ministries / Departments.

2. Hindi Version will follow.

Under Secretary to the Government of India

*(Link: Circular -*Establishment4 Recruitment Policies)

http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_13_2013-Estt.RR-31032015.pdf

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Promotion of Grade-I (Under Secretary) officers of CSS to the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) on ad-hoc basis and posting of DS/Director of CSS on their return from leave etc. – Furnishing of personal information thereof.

Promotion of USs of CSS to DS Grade on ad-hoc basis and posting of DS/Director- Furnishing of fresh personal information in terms of revised vacancy position

No.4/2/2015-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
Dated the 25th March, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Grade-I (Under Secretary) officers of CSS to the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) on ad-hoc basis and posting of DS/Director of CSS on their return from leave etc. – Furnishing of personal information thereof.

In partial modification of this Department’s OM of even number dated 18.03.2015 on the subject mentioned above, revised vacancy postion alongwith revised list of officers who are likely to be promoted/posted are given in Annex.1 and Annex.I respectively.

2. All the officers concerned are requested to exercise their revised options in terms of revised vacancy position till 26.03.2015 by  1 P.M.

( Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax: 24629413

To
1. Officers listed at Annex.II

Annex-I

Tentative vacancies in DS/Director grade as on 01.04.2015

Group A

Sno Ministry/Deptt Vacancy Retention Next Vacancy
1 DOPT 2 2 0
2 Defence 1 0 1
3 Home 1 1 0
4 Panchayti Raj 1 0 1
5 Science & Tech. 1 1 0
Total 6 4 2

Group B

Sno Ministry/Deptt Vacancy Retention Next Vacancy
2 Food & PD 1 0 1
3 Health & FW 2 0 2
4 Niti Ayog 1 0 1
Total 4 0 4

Note: The vacancies mentioned above are only indicative/tentative in nature and subject to change.

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/aprpromo.pdf

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