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7th Pay Commission Report, Burden On Finance/Exchequer, Productivity Linked Pay Hike And Any Alternative Of Future Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1652
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018

Pay Commission Reports

RAJENDRA AGRAWAL
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

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7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th-Pay-Commission-Children-Education-Allowance-Hostel-Subsidy

7th CPC

No.A-270 12/02120 17-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 17th July 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the

Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:-

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born out of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/- per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s){including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential

complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy: The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will be done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject. to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service, CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

0) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/ Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in I1th and 12th standards.
q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal[ and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school ‘ is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3. These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version follows.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To
1. Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

Source: DoPT

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Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance – enhancement in past cases regarding

Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance – enhancement in past cases

I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III

Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated : 29.06.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance – enhancement in past cases regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry’s OM No. I- 17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017 on the above-mentioned subject and to say that it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance to make the aforesaid orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided that an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, would be granted to government employee for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new eligible amount determined on the basis of basic pay as per 7th CPC, in past cases, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017 subject to complying following conditions :

a) The Government employee should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and/ or where construction is not completed/full cost towards acquisition of house/ flat is yet to be paid.

b) There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advance was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.

c) Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.

d) The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry’s OM No I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement of the Government servant

e) Rate of interest:

The rate of interest will be at 8.50% from the financial year 2017-18 onwards. This will be reviewed every three years to be notified in consultation with Ministry of Finance. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement of HBA, i.e., the unpaid portion of previously sanctioned HBA plus the enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.

2. However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs. 25 lakhs for the purpose of construction/ purchase of new house/ flat and Rs. 10 lakhs for expansion of existing house/ flat would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously, sanctioned House Building Advance and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In any case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to a Government employee.

3. The applications for enhanced House Building Advance should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.

4. Ministries/ Departments with branch offices in the far-flung areas are be advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication means so that there is no occasion for any representation for extending the time limit of six months on the grounds of late receipt of these orders.

5. This issues in supersession of all the earlier orders on the subject.

S/d,
(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel: 23062798

To,
All the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.

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7th CPC House Building Advance Order for enhancement in loan sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017

7th CPC House Building Advance Order for enhancement in loan sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017

I-17011/11(4)12016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated : 29.06.2018.

Subject: Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on House Building Advance – enhancement in past cases regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry’s OM No. I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.Ill dated 09.11.2017 on the above-mentioned subject and to say that it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance to make the aforesaid orders applicable with effect from 1st January ,2016. Accordingly, it has been decided that an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, would be granted to government employee for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new eligible amount determined on the basis of basic pay as per 7th CPC, in past cases, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017 subject to complying following conditions:

a) The Government employee should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and/ or where construction is not completed/full cost towards acquisition of house! flat is yet to be paid.

b) There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advance was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.

c) Supplementary Mortgage Deed. Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.

d) The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry’s OM No I-1701/1/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement of the Government servant

e) Rate of interest: The rate of interest will be at 8.50% from the financial year 2017-18 onwards. This will be reviewed every three years to be notified in consultation with Ministry of Finance. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement of HBA. i.e., the unpaid portion of previously sanctioned HBA plus the enhancement so granted. Thus. the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.

2. However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs. 25 lakhs for the purpose of construction! purchase of new house/ flat and Rs. 10 lakhs for expansion of existing house/ flat would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously, sanctioned House Building Advance and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In any case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to a Government employee.

3. The applications for enhanced House Building Advance should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.

4. Ministries/ Departments with branch offices in the far-flung areas are be advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication means so that there is no occasion for any representation for extending the time limit of six months on the grounds of late receipt of these orders.

5. This issues in supersession of all the earlier orders on the subject.

Sd/-
(Shailendra Vikra Singh)
Director (IFD)

Source: http://mohua.gov.in

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Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Post Graduate Allowance

7th CPC –  Post Graduate Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)I-2017/AL-2

PC-VII No. 104,

RBE No. 75/2018

New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Post Graduate Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Medical Officers will be granted Post Graduate Allowance as detailed below:

Post Graduate Allowance

S. NO

CATEGORY

REVISED RATES

1 Railway Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having Post Graduate degree qualification recognised under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. 2250/- p.m
2 General Duty Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having P G Diploma qualification recognised under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. 1350/- p.m

2. The rates of this allowance will further rise by 25 percent each time DA payable on revised pay scales rises by 50 percent. The revised rates of the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

3. The terms & conditions as contained in para 1426 of IREC Vol.II (Sixth Edition – 1987, Second Reprint Edition 2005), will remain unchanged.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,

(N.P.Singh)
Jt. Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018

No. E(P&A)I-2017/ AL-2

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7th CPC – Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Fire-fighting staff working under various Defence Establishments

7th CPC – Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Fire-fighting staff working under various Defence Establishments

No. 02(01)/2017/D(Civ-II)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence

B-Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated, the 29th May, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Fire-fighting staff working under various Defence Establishments – Implementation of VII CPC Recommendations.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06th July, 2017, the President is pleased to sanction Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-Fighting staff employed in various Defence Establishments at the following rates:

S. NO.

LEVEL IN PAY MATRIX

CELL NAME

RATE PER MONTH(IN RS.)

1

Level 8 and below

R2H3

2700

2

Level 9 and above

R2H3

3400

2. The above rates shall increase by 25 percent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure rises by 50 percent.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their ID No. A-27023/4/2017/E.II B/7th CPC dated 10th May, 2018 and Ministry of Defence (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No. 28/AG/PB/2018 dated 24th May, 2018.

S/d,
(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt

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7th CPC Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

7th CPC Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

Condition for payment of 7th CPC HPCA/PCA and Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 6554
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

ANWHAR RAAJHAA
SUDHEER GUPTA
T. RADHAKRISHNAN
GAJANAN CHANDRAKANT KIRTIKAR
KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH
NARANBHAI KACHHADIA
VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether his Ministry has finalised draft rules regarding minimum standards for clinical laboratories, framed under Clinical Establishments Act, 2010, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether his Ministry is aware that presently most of the work of clinical and research laboratories of even prestigious department i.e. ICMR and Central Government Hospitals is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent BSc, MSc, PhD medical laboratory professional in lab sciences who are not MBBS/MD, if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the cadre review of medical laboratory staff approved earlier has not been implemented in complete manner so far and most of issues like pay fixation, DPC, MACP, revision of recruitment rules, filling of vacant promotional posts are still pending, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(d) whether his Ministry has not issued any order till date regarding grant of Patient Care Allowance/Hospital Patient Care Allowance (PCA/HPCA) to health employees as per the accepted recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(e) whether his Ministry has also approved the short term certificate courses/ programmes which are neither formal degree nor diploma in allied health sciences and run under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and are very contrary to the core curricula designed by his Ministry in terms of course content and duration of courses etc., if so, the reaction of the Government thereto?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL)

(a): Yes. The draft notification to amend the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Rules, 2012 regarding minimum standards of medical diagnostic laboratories is available on the website of Clinical Establishment Act <clinicalestablishments.gov.in>.

(b): As per the information received from ICMR most of the work of clinical and research laboratories is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent technical staff and Scientists having B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D and MBBS, MD qualification.

As far as Central Government hospitals in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals are concerned, all the diagnostic work is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent MBBD/MD professionals.

(c): The cadre of the Medical Laboratory Staff of Central Government Hospitals in Delhi namely Safdarjung, Dr. RML and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals has already been restructured and implemented by giving benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission.

(d): The order containing condition for payment of HPCA/PCA after implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission has not been issued so far. The matter is under consideration in this Ministry in consultation with Ministry of Finance.

(e): This Ministry has developed a course curricula for short term skill training. The National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) level of the skill development curricula is kept lower than the level of Diploma and Degree in core allied health courses developed by this Ministry. A skilled worker will only reach the higher levels after acquiring adequate qualification (either Diploma or Degree) through an accredited institute/university. There are no contradictions in the short term courses as compared to the core curricula developed by the Ministry.

Source: Loksabha

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Extension of time limit for Receipt and Disposal of anomalies relating to 7th Central Pay Commission

Extension of time limit for Receipt and Disposal of anomalies relating to 7th Central Pay Commission

7thCPC-Anomalies

DoPT has extended the time limit for receipt and disposal of anomalies relating to Seventh Central Pay Commission. The time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended from 15.08.2017 to 15.05.2018 and time limit for disposal of anomalies is extended from 15.02.2018 to 15.11.2018.

F. No. 11 /2/2016-JCA

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment OCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated May 1, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of time limit for receipt and disposal of anomalies relating to Seventh Central Pay Commission – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the aforementioned subject and to state that, in further partial modification of this Department’’s O.M. of even no. dated 16.08.2016, as amended on 20.02.2017, 14.03.2017, 05.05.2017, 17.07.2017 and 14.03.2018, the time limits for receipt and disposal of anomalies relating to the Seventh Central Pay Commission are further extended as under:

(i) time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended from 15.08.2017 to 15.05.2018; and

(ii) time limit for disposal of anomalies is extended from 15.02.2018 to 15.11.2018.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

 

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele. 23092110

Source : DoPT

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 98
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No. 41/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.03.2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No. 175/2017)

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the rates of OTA have been revised w.e.f. 01-7-2017 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No.175/2017). The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 had been under consideration and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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7th Pay Commission Reports, some question raised in lok sabha

7th Pay Commission Reports, some question raised in lok sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 568
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Pay Commission Reports

JOSE K. MANI
Will the Minister of

FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

A Statement is laid on the Table of the House

Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 568 dated 06.04.2018 raised by Shri Jose K. Mani regarding Pay Commission Reports

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

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Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance – Recommendations of the 7th CPC: DoT

File No.6-23(01)/2018-PAT

File No.6-23(01)/2018-PAT
7th CPC Deputation (Duty) Allowance

F No.6-23(01)/2018-PAT
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Telecommunications

Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi – 110001
Datcd: 09/03/2018

CIRCULAR No. 74

Subject : Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance -Recommendations of the 7th CPC -reg

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions. Department of Personnel & Training OM No.21/11/2017-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 24th November, 2017 on the subject cited above for information / necessary action.

Encl: As above.

(R.Thamby Jeya Raj)
Section Officer (PAT)

No.2/11/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Regarding

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all Allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 15t July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant ‘of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Aliowance admissibl,e shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/- .In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type f pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account f non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purposed of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note: 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR) : If such a Profoqna Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note: 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

7. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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

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7th CPC : Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3

New Delhi, Dated: 25-01-2018

The General Manager (P);
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 circulating therewith Office Memorandum No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 of the Deptt. of Personal & Training (DOP&T) containing revised policy instructions on Children Education Allowance admissible to Government servants based on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

2. Deptt. of Personnel & Training has now issued another OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.08.2017 regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees. A copy of the said O.M. is enclosed herewith.

The aforesaid instructions of the DOP&T may be adopted mutatis-mutandis in respect of railway employees.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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Seventh Central Pay Commissions recommendations regarding revision of pay scales for amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules – DoPT Order 2018

Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations – revision of pay scales – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules. – DoPT Order 2018

F.No. AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations – revision of pay scales – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 9th August, 2016 on the subject mentioned above wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department of Expenditure vide  Notification  dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules shall be made by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay by the new pay structure i.e. “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX” straightaway without making a reference to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T)/Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Subsequently, this Department has held meetings in October/November, 2016 with the administrative Ministries/Departments to review the progress in the  implementation of the OM. An important suggestion made in the meetings was with respect to facilitating the process of consultation with the Legislative Department for drafting notification for amendment of RRs in accordance with OM dated 9thAugust, 2016 and its Hindi translation so as to expedite the issue of notification. In this regard, this Department in consultation with Legislative Department prepared a model notification in English and Hindi for use of the Administrative Ministries/Departments. The same was issued for the use of Ministries/Departments vide this Department’s OM dated 18.01.2017.

3. Further, DoP&T vide OM of even number dated 16.02.2017 sought information with regard to implementation of OM dated 09.08.2016. However, no significant inputs on the issue were received from the Ministries/Departments despite repeated requests.

4. In View of the above, a meeting under the Chairmanship of JS (E) with all
Ministries/Departments was held on 04.01.2018. The Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish the details on the issue urgently so as to enable this Department to furnish a status report for information of PMO. The detail of the data received from various Ministries/Departments as on 24.01.2018 has been compiled and annexed. All Ministries/Departments are requested to scrutinize the data pertaining to them as per the annexure. In case some additions/corrections are required, the same may be communicated to this Division before 09.02.2018. In case no inputs are received, the data as indicated in the annexure shall be treated as final.

Encl.: As above

(Shukdeo Sha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Cadre controlling Ministries/Departments

ANNEXURE

seventh_CPC_DoPT_2018

Source: DoPT

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Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post 7th Central Pay Commission

Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission – clarification reg.

LTC-7th-Pay-Commission-Central-Government-Employees

No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi,
Dated January 18, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission – clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.of even no. dated 19.09.2017 on the subject noted above, which inter-alia provides that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

2. In this regard, this Department is in receipt of references from Government employees and various Departments seeking clarification as to whether travel by Business class for the purpose of LTC, shall be allowed to the Government employees as per their TA entitlements, or the earlier instructions regarding air travel by Economy class only as provided in Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 shall continue to exist.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure and it is hereby clarified that in line with DoPT’s instructions dated 19.09.2017, the Government employees in the bracket of pay level 14 and above, shall be entitled for air travel in Business/Club class for the purpose of LTC. However, other conditions like rate ceiling of LTC-80 fare and booking of tickets through authorised modes, shall continue to exist.

4. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

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Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

7th CPC: MoH&FW removed monetary ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government Municipal Hospitals

7thCPC-CGHS-Central-government-employees

No. S.11011/11/2016- CGHS (P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 5th December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to Para 3 (F) of this Ministry’s OM No. 5.11011/16/2016-CGHS (P)/EHS, dated 09.01.2017 regarding monetary ceiling for direct consultation with specialist in Central Government/State Government/Municipal Hospitals, wherein it was mentioned that ”The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the same after consultation with Ministry of Finance.”

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to remove monetary ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government /State Government Municipal Hospitals and there is no bar on direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government/State Government/Municipal Hospitals.

3. Other contents of the above said OM will remain unchanged.

(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-1

PC-VII No.57
RBE No.121/2017

New Delhi,dated 05-09-2017

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Flag Station Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish Flag Station Allowance (Payable to Commercial Staff in charge of Flag Stations where Train passing duties are not involved) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2%(two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c. This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2%(two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2%(two percent) of basic pay.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board

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7th CPC Rates of Tenure Allowance to officers of Organized Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ Railway Officers (Railway)

7th CPC  Rates of Tenure Allowance to officers of Organized Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ Railway Officers (Railway)

7th-CPC-Tenure-Allowance-Railway-Officers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 80
RBE No.: 181/2017

File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/6

New Delhi, dated: 04/12/2017

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of the rates of Tenure Allowance to officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services posted as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors, Directors and Group ‘B’ officers when posted against senior scale post in RDSO.

Kindly refer to Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/5/3 dated 27.03.2009 (S.No. PC-VI/94, RBE No. 58/2009) on the above mentioned subject.

2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, it is decided that on their posting as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors, and Directors in the office of RDSO, the officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services wi11 be entitled to draw their basic pay plus Tenure Allowance on the terms and conditions as stipulated below subject to review/modifications, if any, based on DoPT’s guidelines on Deputation (Duty) Allowances.

(i) The Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Service posted in the RDSO as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors and Directors will be subjected to a prescribed tenure, on the expiry of which they will be reverted to field posts in Zonal Railways / Production Units and Construction Organizations.

(ii) Officers belonging to Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services posted in RDSO as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors will be paid Tenure Allowance at the rate of 10% of their basic pay subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000/-p.m.

(iii) The allowance will not be paid beyond the normal tenure of three years for Deputy Directors, four years for Joint Directors and five years of Directors.

(iv) No Tenure Allowance will be admissible to the officers of the Services posted as Executive Directors and above in RDSO.

(v) This allowance shall not be admissible to those Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors who are given extension or re-employment after superannuation.

(vi) In cases where the tenure posting is a post with a lower Level of pay, the pay of the Officer going to such a post will be filled in the tenure post as per extant rules.

Basic Pay‘ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not include any other type of pay like Special Pay, etc.

3.The existing conditions contained in pa 4 of Board’s letter No. PC-V/98/I/7/3 dated 12.02.2004 would continue to be operative. TADK will not be admissible.

4.These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

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

6.Hindi version is placed below.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th-CPC-Children-Education-Allowance

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION)/PAP SECTION

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG,
NEW DELHI – 110 001
8th  Nov. 2017

To
ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES,
ALL GM (PAF)/DAS (P),
ALL DIRECTORS POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE INDIA/PTCs.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of extracts of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Person6e1 & Training’s Office Memorandum No.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.10.2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

Encl: As above.

S/d,
(Narender Prakash)
Section Officer (PAP)

No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and P&PW
Department of Personnel & Training

 

Block-IV, Old JNU Camws,
New Delhi
Dated: 31.10.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M.No.12011/04/2008- Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008 and O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08/2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees is now Rs.54,000/-. The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide 0.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008,

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Hindi version follows.

S/d,
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To

Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT

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Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Payment of National Holiday Allowance to non-gazetted Staff in Pay Level 9 and 10 on Indian Railways

Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Payment of National Holiday Allowance to non-gazetted Staff in Pay Level 9 and 10 on Indian Railways

No. V/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 20/10/2017

The Member Staff
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Payment of National Holiday Allowance to non-gazetted Staff in Pay Level 9 and 10 on Indian Railways-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A[-2017/HL/1 dated 30/08/2017.

 

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to their letter dated 3010812017, quoted under reference, wherein instructions have been for payment of National Holiday Allowance to the non-gazetted staff in Level-l to Level-8 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. Federation however points out that the said instructions do not cover those non-gazetted Railway employees working in Level-9 and above (erstwhile GP 5400).

 

In this connection, Federation desires to mention that large number of non-gazetted Railway employees have been working in Level-9 and above, but have now been deprived payment of National Holiday Allowance as a result of issuance of Board’s instructions dated 30/0812017. Incidentally, Federation desires to mention that these staff (Level 9 and 10) are fully covered for payment of National Holiday Allowance as they fulfill the conditions laid down vide Board’s policy instructions contained in letter No. E(P&A)I-97/HL/2 dated 1810211998, therefore exclusion of these staff for payment of National Holiday Allowance is not justified.

 

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue amendment to the Board’s instructions dated 30th August, 201,7 duly covering the non-gazetted staff working in Level-9 and above for payment of National Holiday Allowance. A copy of revised instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

 

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices

Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S. No. PC-VII/ 66

RBE No. 144/2017

No. PC-V/2017/PS/1 (SCRA)

New Delhi, dated 06-10-2017

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

Sub: Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/PS12(SCRA) dated 25.11.2008

Consequent upon the promulgation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, on the basis of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the issue of revision of the rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices has been under consideration. The President is pleased to decide the following revised rates of stipend for SCRAs:-

Year Existing rate of stipend (Rs.) Amount on
fixation (2.57
times of
stipend)
(Rs.)
(3)
Increment © 3%
of previous rate
of stipend at cot.
(5)
(Rs.)
(4)
Proposed rate of
stipend (Rounded
off to next
hundred) (Rs.)

 (5)
(1) (2)
1st year 9100 23387 23400
2nd year 9100 23400
3rd year 9400 702 24200
4th year (first six months) 9400 24200
4th year (last six months) 9700 726 25000

2. These orders will take effect from 01.8.2016.2. These orders will take effect from 01.8.2016.

3. The apprentices will draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance appropriate to the revised rates of stipend.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.5. Hindi version is enclosed.

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

Source : AIRF

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