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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tamil Nadu implements sixth pay commission recommendations

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About 12 lakh Tamil Nadu Government employees will receive a 30 per cent hike in wages with the government deciding to adopt the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.

The revised pay scales will be implemented with immediate effect and employees will get the revised pay next month, State Finance Secretary K Gnanadesikan told reporters here today.



The Government would incur additional expenditure of Rs 5,155.79 crore per annum due to the revised scales which will hike salaries of the employees by 30 per cent, he said.

"Currently Rs 14,000 crore has been incurred by government on salaries per annum while for pensioners it is at Rs 7,000 crore totalling a sum of Rs 21,000 crore. After the revised pay, it will be Rs 26,155.79 crore", he said.

Giving some salient features of the revision, he said, "emoluments like House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance will be doubled, while the same are granted for the first time to all employees on Special Time Scales of Pay including the noon meal workers".

As part of accepting the long pending request of employees, pensioners and family pensioners, the existing Medical Allowance has been revised from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per month.

Stating that ceiling limit of Death-cum-Retiring Gratuity has been enhanced from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh on par with Central government, he said arrears in the pay revision after adjustment of interim arrears will be paid in three equal instalments. Daily allowance has also been doubled.

He said the implementation will be from January 2006, but monetary benefit would be given from Jan, 2007.
Source: PTI

Sl.No.Pre Revised Basic PayRevised Basic PayPay BandGrade Pay
12550-55-2660-60-32004800-10000PB-1A1300
22610-60-3150-65-35404800-10000PB-1A1400
32650-65-3300-70-40004800-10000PB-1A1650
42750-70-3800-75-44005200-20200PB-11800
53050-75-3950-80-45905200-20200PB-11900
63200-85-49005200-20200PB-12000
73625-85-49005200-20200PB-12200
84000-100-60005200-20200PB-12400
94300-100-60005200-20200PB-12600
104500-125-70005200-20200PB-12800
115000-150-80009300-34800PB-24200
125300-150-83009300-34800PB-24300
135500-175-90009300-34800PB-24400
13A5700-175-92009300-34800PB-24450
145900-200-9900-9300-34800PB-24500
156500-200-105009300-34800PB-24600
166500-200-111009300-34800PB-24700
177000-225-115009300-34800PB-24800
187500-250-120009300-34800PB-24900
198000-275-1350015600-39100PB-35400
209100-275-1405015600-39100PB-35700
219650-300-1505015600-39100PB-36000
2210000-325-1520015600-39100PB-36600
2312000-375-1650015600-39100PB-37600
2412750-375-1650015600-39100PB-37700
2514300-400-1830037400-67000PB-48700
2615000-400-1860037400-67000PB-48800
2716400-450-2000037400-67000PB-48900
2817400-500-2190037400-67000PB-410000

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Classification of Posts - Both V CPC and VI CPC

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Grouping of Posts
Classification of PostsV CPC(Description of Posts)VI CPC(Description of Posts)
Group “A”posts carrying pay or scale of pay with a maximum of not less than 13500/-CS Scale (Rs.90000-fixed), Apex Scale (Rs.80000-fixed) HAG Scale (Rs.75500-80000) Grade Pay: Rs.12000, Rs.10000, Rs.8900 and Rs.8700 (PB-4), and Rs.7600, Rs.6600 and Rs.5400 (PB-3)
Group “B”pay with a maximum of not less than Rs.9000/- but less than 13500/- Grade Pay: Rs.5400, Rs.4800, Rs.4600 and Rs.4200 (PB-2)
Group “C”Rs.4000/- but less than Rs 9000./- Grade Pay: Rs.2800, Rs.2400, Rs.2000, Rs.1900 and Rs.1800 (PB-1)
Group “D”Below Rs.4000/- Grade Pay: Rs.1300, Rs.1400, Rs.1600,Rs.1650 in the scale of pay of Rs.4440-7440 in 1S Scale (Till the posts are upgraded)


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE SCHEME – Need For a Clarification

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We all know that the “Children Education Allowance Scheme” announced in the Sixth Central Pay Commission has got huge appreciation among the Central Government Employees.

Central government employees children should go to school, get good knowledge by joining good institutes – This has been the main aim of Central Government Children Education Allowance Scheme, has given good hopes in the minds of central government employees about their children’s education and future.

The employees who were unable to send their child to school as because they were working in under developed places or economically backward places and also those employees who found hard to give good education to their lads because of their economical state are sincerely thinking about their children’s studies through this scheme.

This is a welcome improvement. It is sure that in future this scheme will nurture many more talents.

Earlier before Sixth Pay Commission we were getting meagre amount for education as tuition fees. Now through Children Education Allowance provision has been made to recover a maximum of Rs.1,000 per month and an amount not more than Rs.12,000 per year.

This Children Education Allowance Scheme has been implemented from Sep-2006 and will be issued based on academic year that is from June to May.

In 2008-09, nine months that is from Sep-2008 to May-2009 are coming under this new scheme. For the remaining three months (June-2008 to Aug-2008) as per the old scheme tuition fees will be provided.

The central government organizations where education allowance is provided as one lump sum per year will get Rs.9120 for the current academic year (June-2008 to May-2009) and the remaining government organization employees will get it for every three months.

This Children Education Allowance will be provided to those who surrender their children’s original bills i.e. school fees, tuition fees and various other bills pertains to the education of children as per the government order.Office Memorandum, dated 2.9.2008) And for those who does not surrender their bills will not be provided with Children Education Allowance.

Allowances given for the benefit of employees remain equal for all and not variable for each individual. But based on Children Education Allowance rules, one person may get for his child an amount of Rs.1,000 per year and another get for his child an amount of Rs.12,000 per year. Moreover employees are having grievances based on the bills provided in the schools and various other bills related to this scheme.

For example children’s uniform cloth rate ranges from Rs.40 to Rs.400 per meter. Believing that whatever money spends for children’s education will be refunded, our employees are going for high quality products. When these bills are submitted management seems to have suspicious view and their argument takes place between management and employees. This variation in value starts from ordinary pencil, pen and compelled to submit bills on time in all the four quarters that is for every three months. This also leads to friction in between management and employees.

The maximum limit for Children Education Allowance has been fixed. But there is no sealing for each and every expense. This creates a doubt in the minds of employees that the differences in allowance will remain forever.

To remove such drawbacks in this good scheme, central government employees wishes that the central government should consider all the employees who provide a Bonafide Certificate from their children’s school should be provided with Rs 1,000 per month as Children Education Allowance.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4

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No.AB.14017/64/2008-Esst.(RR)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training


New Delhi, Dated the 21st May, 2009

Office Memorandum

Subject: Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

A reference is invited to this Department OM of even No. dated 24.04.09 on the above subject. As indicated at point (v) of para 1, the details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at theCentre in the various grades of PB-3 and PB-4 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as well as the date of posting of the officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action posting may be taken for grant of higher scale for the Officers belonging to batches Organized Group A Services that are senior by two year or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade.
2. Hindi version will follow.

(S.J. Kumar)
Deputy secretary to the Government of India

Clarification reg. date of next increment in cases who are not able to join posts in a particular grade pay on promotion/appointment on 1st January

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No.14021/5/2009-AIS-II

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated, the 20th May, 2009

To
The Chief Sercretaries of all the
State Government and UTs.

Subject: Clarification regarding date of next increment in cases where Government servants are not able to join posts in a particular grade pay on promotion / appointment on 1st of January of a year due to Sunday or Gazetted holiday for All India Service officers.

Sir,
I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of the clarification issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their office Memorandum No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th March, 2009 regarding date of next increment in cases where Government servants are not able to join posts in a particulargrade pay on promotion / appointment on 1st of January of a year due to Sunday or Gazetted holiday and to state that same clarification would be applicable to the All India Services officers.

Yours faithfully,

(Harjot Kaur)
Director (Services)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

KEY POIINTS OF MACPS (MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME)

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Some of key features of the new Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for Central Government Civilian Employees w.e.f. 1.09.2008...

1. There shall be Three Financial upgradations under MACPS counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years respectively.

2. All cadres including Group A (excluding organized Gr.A services) are eligible for grant of MACP.

3. The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. In other words, financial upgradations as per the provisions of the old ACP of August, 1999 would be granted till 31.08.08.

4. Financial up gradation will be in next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of Grade Pay and not in the promotional hierarchy.

5. A Screening Committee shall be constituted and follow a time schedule to meet twice in a financial year preferably in the month of January (April to September) and of July (October to March).

6. Financial upgradation under MACPS is purely personal to the employee and staff shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such no stepping up of pay in the PB & GP would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACPS.

7. No past cases would be reopened. The differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradations under old ACP and new MACP within the same cadre shall not be construed as anomaly.

8. The financial upgradation under the MACPS would be admissible up to the highest grade pay of 12,000 in PB-4.

9. The pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall be no further fixation at the time of regular promotion if it is the same grade pay as granted under MACPS.

10. An employee who completes 10 years of service in a particular grade will qualify for grant of MACP. Service rendered in a lower grade will not be counted for grant of MACP after completion of total qualifying service of 10 years. For example if an employee gets regular promotion to the next grade after completion of 5 years of service in a particular grade, he will have to wait till the completion of 15 years of regular service for 2nd MACP. Likewise 3rd MACP for him will be given after completion of 25 years of regular service.

11. However, after 1st regular promotion or 1st MACP, completion of 10 years of regular service in a grade or total qualifying service of 20 years or 30 years whichever falls earlier will be the milestone for grant of next MACP.

12. The service rendered by the existing employees prior to implementation of the MACPS viz., prior to 1.9.2008, will also be taken in to account for calculating the 10, 20 and 30 year milestones for granting MACP.

13. Similarly, employees who were granted financial upgradation under previous ACP scheme i.e., prior to the introduction of MACPS with effect from 1.9.2008, will be eligible for financial upgradation under MACPS after completion of 20 years and 30years of service, irrespective of regular promotion given to them if any, between their 10 to 20 years of service or between 20 years and 30 years of service. For example if an employee was given 1st ACP under old ACP Scheme after completion of 12 years of service and a regular promotion after completion of 18 years of service, he will be eligible for 2nd MACP after completion of 20 years of service.

14. Promotions earned /upgrading granted under the ACP scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales /upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradation under MACPS.

15. Financial benefit an employee gets as a result of pay fixation during MACP will be 3% of basic pay (pay in pay band plus the grade pay before MACP) and the difference in Grade pay before MACP and grade pay after MACP.Option for fixation of pay is also available.

16. If an employee gets a regular promotion to a grade which carries same grade pay which he is receiving now after grant of MACP, no further pay fixation will be allowed at the time of said regular promotion. If an employee gets a regular promotion to a grade which carries higher grade pay than the grade pay he is receiving now after grant of MACP, no further pay fixation will be allowed on account of the fact that his pay would have been fixed at the time of grant of MACP itself. However, difference in the grade pay he is getting now and the next grade pay in the hierarchy will be allowed as monetary benefit at the time of promotion.

17. In the case of employees who have been either promoted or given ACP prior to 6CPC implementation from a grade to another grade, pay scales of which have been merged now after 6CPC implementation, the said promotion or ACP shall be ignored and those emplyees are to be considered for financial upgradations equivalent to the number of milestones they have completed viz., 10 years , 20 years and 30 years milestones as the case may be prescribed in the MACPS for financial upgradations.

18. In cases where ACP was granted as per previous ACP scheme, but whereas after 6CPC implementation the next higher post which the employee got through ACP has been upgraded with higher grade pay, the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post. To illustrate, in the case of an employee, who was granted 1st ACP in old ACP scheme to the grade which carried the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, he would now be granted grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post to the grade pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2. However, from the date of implementation of the MACPS viz., from 1.9.2008, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified.

19. Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 and Grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 are two different Grade Pay for the purpose of MACP.

20. Bench Mark (CCR/ACR Gradings) is “Good” up to GP 6600 thereafter is should be “Very Good”.

21. ‘Regular Service’ for the purpose of MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in regular basis either on direct recruitment or on absorption /reemployment basis.

22. If financial upgradations will not be allowed under MACPS after 10years due to DAR proceedings, this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradations.

23. On grant of financial upgradations under MACPS, there shall be no change in designation, classification or higher status.

24. If a regular promotion has been denied by the employee before becoming entitlement of financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed. However financial upgradation will be allowed due to stagnation and subsequently refuses the promotion.



We reproduce the full content of the Office Memorandum is given below for your informaion...

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15of its report, has recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial upgradation will be available in the next higher grade pay whenever an employee has completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the previous Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to all posts belonging to Group "A" whether isolated or not. However, organised Group "A" services will not be covered under the Scheme

2. The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service.

3. The Scheme would be known as "MODIFIEDASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION. SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. This Scheme is in supersession of previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued there under and shall be applicable to all regularly appointed Group "A", "B", and "C" Central overnment Civilian Employees except officers of the Organised Group "A" Service. The status of Group "0" employees would cease on their completion of prescribed training, as recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and would be treated as Group "C" employees. Casual employees, including those granted 'temporary status' and employees appointed in the Government only on adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the aforesaid Scheme. The details of the MACP Scheme and conditions for grant of the financial upgradation under the Scheme are given in Annexure-l.

4. An Screening Committee shall be constituted in each Department to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme. The Screening Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two members. The members of the Committee shall comprise officers holding posts which are at least one level above the grade in which the MACP is to be considered and not below the rank of Under Secretary equivalent in the Government. The Chairperson should generally be a grade above the members of the Committee.

5. The recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.

6. In order to prevent undue strain on the administrative machinery, the Screening Committee shall follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year - preferably in the first week of January and first week of July of a year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first-half (April-September) of a particular financial year shall be taken up for consideration by the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July of any financial year shall process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half (October-March) of the same financial year.

7. However, to make the MACP Scheme operational, the Cadre Controlling Authorities shall constitute the first Screening Committee within a month from the date of issue of these instructions to consider the cases maturing upto 30th June, 2009 for grant of benefits under the MACPS.

8. In so far as persons serving in The Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9. Any interpretation/clarification of doubt as to the scope and meaning of the provisions of the MACP Scheme shall be given by the Department of Personnel and Training (Establishment-D). The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. In other words, financial upgradations as per the provisions of the earlier ACP Scheme (of August, 1999) would be granted till 31.08.2008.

10. No stepping up of pay in the pay band or grade pay would be admissible with. regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACP Scheme.

11. It is clarified that no past cases would be re-opened. Further, while implementing the MACP Scheme, the differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradation under the old ACP Scheme (of August 1999) and under the MACP Scheme within the same cadre shall not be construed as an anomaly. There shall be three financial upgradation s under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under the Scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade-pay.

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section 1 , Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. ln such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

3. The financial upgradation s under the MACPS would be admissible up-to the highest grade pay of Rs. 12000/ in the PB-4.

4. Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. To illustrate, in case a Government Servant joins as a direct recruit in the grade pay of Rs. 1900 in PB-l and he gets no promotion till completion of 10 years of service, he will be granted financial upgradation under MACPS in the next higher grade pay of Rs. 2000 and his pay will be fixed by granting him one increment plus the difference of grade pay (i.e. Rs. 100). After availing financial upgradation under MACPS, if the Government servant gets his regular promotion in the hierarchy of his cadre, which is to the grade of Rs. 2400, on regular promotion, he will only be granted the difference of grade pay between Rs. 2000 and Rs. 2400. No additional increment win be granted at this stage.

5. Promotions earned/upgradation~ granted under the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradations under Modified ACPS. The pre-revised hierarchy (in ascending order) in a particular organization was as under:-

(a) A Government servant who was recruited in the hierarchy in the pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 and who did not get a promotion even after 25 years of service prior to 1.1.2006,in his case as on 1.1.2006he would have got two financial upgradations under ACP to the next grades in the hierarchy of his organization, Le., to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500.

(b) Another Government servant recruited in the same hierarchy in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5000-8000 has also completed about 25 years of service, but he got two promotions to the next higher grades of Rs. 5500-9000 & Rs. 6500-10500 during this period.

ln the case of both (a) and (b) above, the promotions/financial upgradations granted under ACP to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 prior to 1.1.2006will be ignored on account of merger of the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 recommended by the Sixth cpe. As per CCS (RP) Rules, both of them will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the pay band PB-2. After the implementation of MACPS, two financial upgradations will be granted both in the case of (a) and (b) above to the next higher grade pays of Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 in the pay band PB-2.

6. ln the case of all the employees granted financial upgradations under ACPS till 01.01.2006, their revised pay will be fixed with reference to the pay scale granted to them under the ACPS.

6.1 ln the case of ACP upgradations granted between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008, the Government servant has the option under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 to have his pay fixed in the revised pay structure either (a) w.eJ. 01.01.2006 with reference to his pre-revised scale as on 01.01.2006; or (b) w.eJ. the date of his financial upgradation under ACP with reference to the pre-revised scale granted under ACP. ln case of option (b), he shall be entitled to draw his arrears of pay only from the date of his option i.e. the date of financial upgradation under ACP.

6.2 In cases where financial upgradation had been granted to Government servants in the next higher scale in the hierarchy of their cadre as per the provisions of the ACP Scheme of August, 1999, but whereas as a result of the implementation of Sixth CPC's recommendations, the next higher post in the hierarchy of the cadre has been upgraded by granting a higher grade pay, the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post. To illustrate, in the case of Jr. Engineer in CPWD, who was granted ]"t ACP in his hierarchy to the grade of Asstt. Engineer in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-

2, he win now be granted grade pay of Rs4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post of Asstt. Enggs. In CPWD by granting them the grade pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2 as a result of Sixth CPC's recommendation. However, from the date of implementation of the MACPS, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.7. With regard to fixation of his pay on grant of promotion/ financial upgradation under MACP Scheme, a Government servant has an option under FR22 (1) (a) (1) to get his pay fixed in the higher post/ grade pay either from the date of his promotion/upgradation or from the date of his next increment viz. 1st July of the year. The pay and the date of increment would be fixed in accordance with clarification no.2 of Department of Expenditure's O.M. N0.1/1/2008-1Cdated 13.09.2008.

8. Promotions earned in the post carrying same grade pay in the promotional hierarchy as per Recruitment Rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

8.1 Consequent upon the implementation of Sixth CPC's recommendations, grade pay of Rs. 5400 is now in two pay bands viz., PB-2 and PB-3. The grade pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 and Rs.5400 in PB-3 shall be treated as separate grade pays for the purpose of grant of upgradations under MACP Scheme.

9. 'Regular service' for the purposes of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular service in another Government Department in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Department, without a break, shall also be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purposes of MACPS only (and not for the regular promotions). However, benefits under the MACPS in such cases shall not be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period in the new post.

10. Past service rendered by a Government employee in a State Government/statutory body/Autonomous body/Public Sector organisation, before appointment in the Government shall not be counted towards Regular Service.

11. 'Regular service' shall include all periods spent on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority.

12. The MACPS shall also be applicable to work charged employees, if their service conditions are comparable with the staff' of regular establishment.

13. Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including in-situ promotion scheme, Staff' Car Driver Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in a Ministry / Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category of employees if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Schemes, after necessary consultations or they may switch-over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes shall not run concurrently with the MACPS.

14. The MACPS is directly applicable only to Central Government Civilian employees. It will not get automatically extended to employees of Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under the administrative control of a Ministry/Department. Keeping in view the financial implications involved, a conscious decision in this regard shall have to be taken by the respective Governing Body/Board of Directors and the administrative Ministry concerned and where it is proposed to adopt the MACPS, prior concurrence of Ministry of Finance shall be obtained.15. lf a financial upgradations under the MACPS is deferred and not allowed after 10 years in a grade pay, due to the reason of the employees being unfit or due to departmental proceedings, etc., this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of first financial upgradation.

16. On grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. However, financial and certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an employee such as HBA, allotment of Government accommodation shall be permitted.

17. The financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-1.Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS the benchmark of 'good' would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above.

18. ln the matter of disciplinary/ penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued hereunder.

19. The MACPS contemplates merely placement on personal basis in the immediate higher Grade pay /grant of financial benefits only and shall not amount to actual functional promotion of the employees concerned. Therefore, no reservation orders/roster shall apply to the MACPS, which shall extend its benefits uniformly to all eligible SC/ST employees also. However, the rules of reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be mandatory to associate members of SC/ST in the Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme.

20. Financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such, there shall be no additional financial upgradation for the senior employees on the ground that the junior employee in the grade has got higher pay/grade pay under the MACPS.

21. Pay drawn in the pay band and the grade pay allowed under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for determining the terminal benefits in respect of the retiring employee.

22. If Group "A" Government employee, who was not covered under the ACP Scheme has now become entitled to say third financial upgradation directly, having completed 30 year's regular service, his pay shall be fixed successively in next three immediate higher grade pays in the hierarchy of revised pay-bands and grade pays allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage. Pay of persons becoming eligible for second financial upgradation may also be fixed accordingly.23. ln case an employee is declared surplus in his/her organisation and appointed in the same pay-scale or lower scale of pay in the new organization, the regular service rendered by him/her in the previous organisation shall be counted towards the regular service in his/her new organisation for the purpose of giving financial upgradation under the MACPS.

24. ln case of an employee after getting promotion/ACP seeks unilateral transfer on a lower post or lower scale, he will be entitled only for second and third financial upgradations on completion of 20/30 years of regular service under the MACPS, as the case may be, from the date of his initial appointment to the post in the new organization.

25. lf a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the second the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal.

26. Cases of persons holding higher posts purely on adhoc basis shall also be considered by the Screening Committee along with others. They may be allowed the benefit of financial upgradation on reversion to the lower post or if it is beneficial vis-a-vis the pay drawn on adhoc basis.

27. Employees on deputation need not revert to the parent Department for availing the benefit of financial upgradation under the MACPS. They may exercise a fresh option to draw the pay in the pay band and the grade pay of the post held by them or the pay plus grade pay admissible to them under the MACPS, whichever is beneficial. lf a Government servant (LDC) in PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.1900 gets his next regular promotion (UDC) in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2400 on completion of 8 years of service and then continues in the same Grade Pay for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd financial upgradation under the MACPS in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 after completion of 18 years (8+10 years).

(ii) In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get 3rd financial upgradation in the PB-II in Grade Pay of Rs.4200 on completion of further 10 years of service i.e. after 28 years (8+10+10).

(iii) However, if he gets 2nd promotion after 5 years of further service in the pay PB-ll in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (Astt. Grade/Grade "C") i.e. on completion of 23 years (8+1O+5years) then he would get 3rd financial upgradation after completion of 30 years i.e. 10 years after the 2nd ACP in the PB-II in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600.In the above scenario, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade Pay or in the higher Grade Pay. Only the difference of grade pay would be admissible at the time of promotions. If a Government servant (LDC) in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.1900 is granted 1st financial upgradation under the MACPS on completion of 10 years of service in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2000 and 5 years later he gets 1st regular promotion (UDC) in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.2400, the 2nd financial upgradation under MACPS (in the next Grade Pay w.r.t. Grade Pay held by Government servant) will be granted on completion of 20 years of service in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800. On completion of 30 years of service, he will get 3rd ACP in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200. However, if two promotions are earned before completion of 20 years, only 3rd financial upgradation would be admissible on completion of 10 years of service in Grade Pay from the date 2nd promotion or at 30th year of service, whichever is earlier. If a Government servant has been granted either two regular promotions or 2nd financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme of August, 1999 after completion of 24 years of regular service then only 3rd financial upgradation would be admissible to him under the MACPS on completion of 30 years of service provided that he has not earned third promotion in the hierarchy.


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Discontinous of Continuous Empanelment Scheme under CGHS

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Central Government Health Scheme have been empanelling private hospitals and diagnostic centres, both in Delhi and outside, under Continuous Empanelment Scheme for quite sometime. The Scheme has been under consideration for revision of guidelines.
Now it has been decided to discontinue continuous empanelment scheme with immediate effect, both in Delhi and outside Delhi, till further orders.

Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the 6th CPC revision of Pension of Pensioners / Family Pensioners

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References have been received in this Department seeking clarification on some provisions of the O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 and O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008.
The matter has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and the following clarifications are issued in this regard...


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Government okays pension for all in paramilitary forces

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The Centre has accepted the long-standing demand of paramilitary forces to restore pension benefits to all jawans who have joined the ranks since 2004. With this decision, at least 20,000 personnel serving in CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB would benefit.

"I am pleased to announce that the government has accepted our demand of restoring the old pension scheme. Now, everyone in the forces will get the pension," Director General of Border Security Force M L Kumawat said at a function here. Government polices a few years back did not find those eligible who had joined the paramilitary forces after 2004 for pensionary benefits.

However, the three services of the Armed Forces were getting the benefits resulting in resentment in paramilitary forces.

The Sixth Pay Commission, however, endorsed such a pension scheme for the new recruits. Directors General of CPOs also wrote to the government saying such a step would discourage the youth from joining the forces and lead to demoralization.

Source: PTI

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

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Government has notified the new ACP SCHEME for Central Government Employees as recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission...

The Scheme would be known as " MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.
The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service.

The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. In other words, financial upgradations as per the provisions of the earlier ACP Scheme ( of August, 1999) would be granted till 31.08.2008.

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Railway Board Order - reg. ACP

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Government of India

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2009/ACP/1

New Delhi, Dated the 11.02. 2009

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs.


Sub: Financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme on implementation of
revised pay structure under Sixth CPC
.

As a consequence of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations a new pay structure has come into existence w.e.f. 01.01.2006. With a view to regulate the ACP Scheme in context of new / revised pay structure a reference seekingcertain clarification has been made to DOP&T advised that implementation of ACP Scheme may please be suspended immediately till further instructions are issued from Board's office.

(N.P.Singh)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board.



PROPOSED STRIKE DECISION 19 -20 MAY 2009 DEFERRED - NFTE

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Proposed strike decision 19/20 may 2009 -deferred

BSNL Workers alliance meeting healed with Director HRD today 18.5.2009.
1. Quantum of advance arrears Shall be increased further
2. Grant of enhance HRA at par with executive
3. Suggestions to involve other unions negotiations shall be considered

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Clarifications regarding Plastic Cards for Individual CGHS beneficiaries

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F.No.11-1/2004-C&P/Pt-XII

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Department of Health & Family Welfare

CGHS (P) Division

Nirman Bhawan, Maulan Azad Road,
New Delhi - 110011.

Dated the 15th May, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Clarifications regarding Plastic Cards for Individual CGHS beneficiaries-

With reference to the above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to state that individual Plastic Cards are being issued to all CGHS beneficiaries in Delhi and NCRT in place of Family Cards. In this regard this office has beenreceiving several queries seeking clarifications and therefore, this Ministry has decided to issue an Office MemorandumClarifying the issues.
It is clarified that:
1. Data of CGHS beneficiaries is available on Data base of Servers located at NIC Headquarters.
2.The individual Plastic Cards are only Identity cards bearing a unique number for each beneficiary, validity for CGHS facilities, name of wellness Centre are available in Data base.
3.The Plastic Cards are issued for a maximum period of Five Years or till entitlled for CGHS benefits, whichever may be earlier. In case of CGHS pensioners who have paid for 'Rest of Life' facilities a new Plastic Cards shall be issued after 'Fiver Years' without any additional contribution. Similarly, New Plastic Cards shall be issued to serving employees after 'Five Years'.
4. The Plastic Cards bear a colour strip on the top side of Card. The Colour of Strip is Blue in case of Serving employees, Green in case of Pensioner beneficiaries, Freedom Fighters etc.,, Yellow in case of Autonomous Bodies and other and Red in case of Members of Parliament.
5. As of now computerization is under process in cities other than Delhi. After computerization of allCGHS coverd Cities the Plastic Cards will be valid all over India and there is no need for obtaining temporaryattachment while on a visit to another CGHS City.
6. In case of Pensioners applying for CGHS Cards applying for the first time in Delhi, an acknowledgment slip is issued immediately on submission of complete Set of Documents and prescribed subscription fee. The print out Slip is valid for availing CGHS facilities till Plastic Cards are issued. Individual Plastic Cards are issued within '7' Days after receiving the same from agency appointed for preparation of Plastic Cards. The acknowledgment slips are valid for availing treatment from empanelled hospitals with permission / under emergency.
7. Beneficiaries / Empanelled Hospitals / Diagnostic Centres can verify the Data at
8. Permissions for treatment shall be granted on the basis of ben ID (Beneficiary Identity Number) printed on Plastic Cards. While granting permission Data like the name of Serving employee / Pensioner and the relationship of Individual family member etc., can be verified at http:/cghs.nic.in/welcome.jsp , in case a beneficiary is admitted under emergency.
9. At the time of Submission of Medical Claim the Ben ID number of Serving employee or Pensioner shall be entered on Modified Medical 2004 form as he / she shall be the claimant. Copy of Plastic Card of Patient shall be enclosed along withMedical Reimbursement Claim.
10. In case of loss of Plastic Cards, Serving employee / Pensioner shall apply at CGHS (HQ) for Duplicate Plastic Card along with IPO for Rs.50 / a copy of FIR lodged with Police, a copy of lod Card. A 'print out slip' shall be issued immediately for availing CGHS facilities and Plastic Card after '7' Days. In case of serving employees the application shall be forwarded by the his / her department.
11. In case of change in residential address and shifting from one dispenasry to another, CMO I/C of Dispensary shall make modifications in Data base and transfer the cards to new dispensary. CMO i/c of new dispensary shall accept transfer of Card and Data shall be transferred to new dispensary.
12. In case of superannuation / transfer to another city, serving employees get the card deleted from Data base at Dispensary andobtain a certificate from CMO i/c and surrender the card to his / her department. Department shall issue a surrendercertificate to employee for getting a new Card at another city (if covered under CGHS) or for obtaining a pensioners CGHS card in case of superannuation.
13. It is compulsory to bring original Plastic Cards every time for availing CGHS benefits.
14. All nenficiaries entitled for semi-private ward in empanelled private hospitals are eligible for Nursing Home facilities in Govt. Hospitals and those entitled for Private ward are eligible for Direct Consultation with specialists in Govt. Hospitals. Similarly, beneficiaries entitled for Private ward in empanelled private hospitals are also eligible for Private ward facilities at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi. No separate endorsement is required for these criteria.
JAIPRAKASH
UNDER SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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Classification of posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

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No.11012/7/2008-Estt.(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

 

North Block,

New Delhi,

Dated the 17th April, 2009

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject: Classification of posts under the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

 

Under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, all Central Government posts are classified into four categories, viz., Groups “A”, “B”, "C" and “D”. This classification at present is based on the norms prescribed by the Department of Personnel and Training vide S.O. 332(E) dated 20.04.1998 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary.

2. As per clause (4) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 notified vide notification No G.S.R. 622(E) dated 29.8.2008, the pay band and grade pay or the pay scales, as applicable, of every post/grade specified in column 2 of the First Schedule thereto shall be as specified against it in columns 5 and 6 thereof. Consequent upon the notification of the said rules, it has become necessary to prescribe revised norms for categorization of posts into the abovementioned four categories based on the pay band and grade pay or the pay scales as applicable, as approved by the Government. Accordingly, an Order classifying the various Central Civil Services posts into Group “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” based on the revised norms of pay has been notified in the Gazette of India Extraordinary vide S.O. 946 (E) dated 09.04.2009. A copy of the Order is enclosed. All posts in the Central Civil Services would now stand classified strictly in accordance with the norms of pay band and grade pay or pay scales as prescribed in the said Order.

4. In some Ministries/Departments, posts may exist which are not classified as per the norms laid down by this Department. If, for any specific reason, a Ministry/Department proposes to classify the posts differently, it would be necessary for that Department to send a specific proposal to Department of Personnel and Training giving full justification in support of the proposal within three months of this O.M. so that the exceptions to the norms of classification laid down in S.O.946 (E) dated 09-04-2009 can be notified.

 

(P.PRABHAKARAN)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

 

 

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

ORDER

New Delhi, the 9th April, 2009

 

S.O. 946(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause 5 of article 148 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Training number S.O. 332(E) dated the 20th day of April, 1998, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts under the Union, shall be classified as follows :—

 

SI.No.

Description of Posts

Classification of posts

(1) (2) (3)
1. (a) A Central Civil post in Cabinet Secretary’s scale (Ks. 90000- fixed), Apex Scale (Ks. 80000-fixed) and Higher Administrative Grade plus scale (Ks. 75500-80000); and -
(b) A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pays Ks. 12000, Rs. 10000, Ks. 8900 and Ks. 8700 in the scale of pay of Ks. 37400-67000 in Pay Band-4, and Rs, 7600, Rs. 6600 and Rs. 5400 in the scale of pay of Rs. 15600-39100 in Pay Band-3 Group A
2. A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pays Ks. 5400, Rs. 4800, Rs. 4600 and Ks. 4200 in the scale of pay of Rs. 9300-34800 in Pay Band-2. Group B
3. A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pays :— Rs. 2800, Rs. 2400, Ks. 2000, Ks. 1900 and Rs. 1800 in the scale of pay of Rs. 5200-20200 in Pay Band-I. Group C
4.

A Central Civil post carrying the fo1owing grade pays :—

Rs. 1300, Ks. 1400, Ks. 1600, Rs. 1650 in the scale of pay of Ks. 4440-7440 in iS Scale

Group D

(till the posts are upgraded)

 

Explanation: For the purpose of this order Pay Band, in relation to a post, means the running Pay Bands specified in Part- A, Section 1 of columns of the First Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

 

[F. No. 1 10l217/2008-Estt. (A)

C. B. PALIWAL, Jt. Secy.

 

 

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Supreme Court seeks response from Kerala government on creamy layer

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Kerala Government on its decision to raise the income ceiling for the 'creamy layer' among OBCs from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh.

A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan issued notice to the state government on a petition filed by Kerala-based Nair Service Society challenging the notification in this regard. The Society said without determining the criteria, the state government raised the income ceiling giving reference of a similar decision taken by the Centre which has been challenged in the apex court.

It said it would have been appropriate for the Kerala Government to appoint an independent Commission for dwelling on the issue of the creamy layer.

The bench tagged the petition with another petition which in October last year had challenged the Centre's decision to raise the income ceiling for the creamy layer. Some of the anti-quota petitioners had alleged that the Union Cabinet's decision to raise the income was aimed at defeating the apex court.

It was submitted that the Cabinet's decision was arbitrary as the apex court on 23rd February, 2007 had set aside the report of a Commission from Kerala recommending raising upto Rs 3 lakh the upper limit of annual income for the creamy layer.

The court had set aside the report of Justice K K Narendran Commission appointed by the Kerala Government which was challenged by the Nair Service Society. The Narendran Commission was appointed by the state government after the Supreme Court had accepted the report of another Commission led by Justice K J Joseph which had recommended Rs 2.5 lakh annual income as the upper limit for the creamy layer.
Source: DDI News

Sunday, May 17, 2009

ALL INDIA STRIKE BY UFBU ON 12TH JUNE 2009

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UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS
(AIBEA-AIBOC-NCBE-AIBOA-BEFI-INBEF-INBOC-NOBW-NOBO)
ALL INDIA STRIKE BY UFBU ON 12th JUNE 2009 by 10 lacs bank employees and officers demands
1. Expedite wage settlement with adequate increase in wages of employees and officers
2. Extend another option for pension scheme without any pre-conditions
3. Do not impose anto-employee conditions in the negotiations
4. Implement compassionate appointment/ex-gratia scheme as per agreed understandings

NEW PENSION SCHEME - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is the New Pension Scheme?
A scheme approved by the Government on 23.08.2003 has been made effective [mandatory] for all new recruits joined the Central Govt. Services from 01.01.2004 [except armed forces in the first stage.
A. A restructured “Defined Contributory Pension Scheme”

B. 10% of the salary and DA from the employees and matching contribution by the Central Govt. as monthly contribution.

o Govt. contribution for Govt. employees ONLY.
o Contribution and Returns from investments will be deposited in Pension Tier I A/c, which is not withdrawable.
o The present Pension Scheme [defined] provisions and General Provident Fund are not available to new recruits. as above mentioned

C. Voluntary contribution by individuals to a separate tier II a/c permitted and it can be withdrawn at the option of the individuals. No Govt. contribution to this tier II accounts which will be kept in a separate account. This amount in tier II will not attract any special tax treatment.

D. Normal exit age is 60 years for tier I pension scheme;
o At the time of exit, each individual will be required to invest 40% of his pension wealth [in tier I a/c] to purchase a Annuity. THIS IS MANDATORY. Annuity is purchased from IRDA / Regulated Insurance company.
o For Government employees, this annuity should provide the Pension for the life time of the employee and his dependent parents and his spouse at the time of retirement.
o Remaining 60% pf the pension wealth can be utilized by the individuals in any manner.
o Employees can leave the pension system prior to the age of 60 but the mandatory, annualisation would by 80% of the pension wealth.
o For new entrants with effect form 1.1.2004, no lGPF contribution will be deducted.
o No withdrawal permitted from the tier I account
o On the death of the pensioner, his contribution along with Govt. contribution with8% interest on both will be paid to the legal heir immediately.

2. What way it is different from the present pension scheme in the Banks?
In many counts our present pension scheme in the banks are more beneficial to the Bank employees /officers.
The defined contribution consisting of Basic + DA means more contribution from the employees every month with no responding guarantee on defined payments back.

3. What are the adverse features of the new Pension Scheme of the Government?
o Your contribution is defined, but your pension is not defined.
o Pension receivable is dependent on the return on annuity, which again depends on market variations.
o As against the commutation, 60% of the pension wealth is repaid at the time of exit.
o Commutation in our present scheme is restorable after 15 years
o Even after commutation, our pension draws a DA on the basic pension. No question of DA in the new scheme instead contribution of 10% on DA also taken along with Govt. contribution.
o Our pension is linked to CPI level and DA changeable every 6 months, duly compensating for the price rise. New scheme is dependant on return on annuity, has no relevance to cost of living.
o Family pension concept ensures continued sustenance for the family even after the death of the pensioner whereas in the new scheme your annuity [40%] along with Govt. contribution with 8% interest is paid immediately to legal heir, thereby cutting down the monthly income.
o These are some of the major advantages of our existing pension scheme.
o Gratuity is silently withdrawn in the new scheme.

4. Whether the new pension scheme has been accepted by the trade unions in the country?
o No – all major trade unions have opposed to the new scheme.

Source: All India Bank Officers Website

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Reserve Bank of India move to roll back on 79-yr-old's pension stayed

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A Reserve Bank of India circular seeking to roll back an enhanced pension to a 79-year-old man, who had put in 36 years of service in the RBI, was stayed by the Madras high court on Thursday.

D Balakrishna Gupta joined the RBI as a clerk in 1951. He retired as staff officer in 1987, having put in more than 36 years of service. Since he had opted for a pension scheme , he was getting a gross amount of Rs 10,983 as pension. In September 2003, through an administrative circular, the RBI upwardly revised the pension of Gupta and informed him that he would get a gross amount of Rs 14,552.

But after five years, in October 2008, the RBI sent a letter to Gupta informing him that the pension enhancement made in 2003 was impermissible under the RBI Pension Regulations 1990, and that the rise was being withdrawn.

Shocked, Gupta moved the high court, stating that the bank was not fair in unilaterally withdrawing the hike, that too with immediate effect. Once a pension was updated and revised, the RBI cannot again reduce it to the initial amount, he said. He was also not given any opportunity to explain his position before passing the impugned order, he submitted.

Acceding to the submissions, Justice V Ramasubramanian granted interim stay on the operation of the impugned letter of the RBI, and posted the matter to June 15 for further proceedings.
Source: Times of India

Friday, May 15, 2009

Inj.Insulin (Analogue) will be procured centrally and supplied to CGHS dispensaries for issue to CGHS beneficiaries

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F.No.37-6//02-03/CGHS/MSD

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 13th May, 2009


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


SUB: Issue of Analogue Insulin (Vial / Cartridge) to CGHS beneficiaries

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry's office Memorandum of even no. dated 22.10.2008 on the subject mentioned above and to say that in partial modification of the above referred O.M. the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has decided that following types of Inj.Insulin (Analogue) will be procured centrally and supplied to CGHS dispensaries for issue to the beneficiaries:
1. Inj. Humalog cartridges
2. Inj. Humalgmix 25/75 cartridges
3. Inj. Humalogmix 50/50 cartridges
CMO I/C will keep the record of such beneficiaries at dispensary level.

2. These orders will come into effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

This issue with IFD concurrence No. 4251 dt. 27/3/09.

(JAI PRAKASH)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Medical negligence case; SC awards Rs one crore compensation

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The Supreme Court has awarded a massive compensation of Rs one crore to a software engineer who suffered permanent disability due to medical negligence at a govt -owned hospital in Andhra Pradesh.

This is the first time such a huge compensation has been awarded by the Supreme Court in a medical negligence by way of enhancing the Rs 15.5 lakh awarded by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commssion.
The victim Prashant Dhanaka had argued his own case brilliantly in the Supreme Court which recorded appreciation for the same.
The victim, who went to the hospital for removal of a tumor on September 19, 1990, in chest cavity, was negligently operated upon by doctors resulting in the medical condition known as "paraplegia" which rendered him paralytic for entire life.
The disability, which struck Dhanaka when he was just 20 years old, made him incapable of even performing his personal chores necessiating a constant attendant, besides making him invalid for a married life.
A three-judge bench of Justices B N Aggrawal, G S Singhvi and H S Bedi, after perusual of the records, came to the conclusion that Dhanaka had suffered the disability mainly on account of negligence.
"We have no other option but to conclude that the attending doctors were seriously remiss in the conduct of the operation and it was on account of this neglect the paraplegia had set in," the apex court observed.
The apex court, while awarding the compensation, took into consideration various factors like possible future income of Dhanaka, cutting short of a brilliant career, loss of possible marital life, future expenditure on attendants and medicines, besides the huge emotional, mental and physical trauma that would constantly affect him and the family.
The apex court said the Rs one crore compensation should be awarded at the rate of six percent interest from March 1999 when the NCDRC had passed the original compensation award. "Support necessary for a severely handicapped person comes at an enormous price, physical, financial and emotional, not only on the victim but even more so on his family and the attendant, that saps their energy and destroys the equanimity," the bench said.
The apex court apppreciated the manner in which the victim appeared in person and argued his case brilliantly without any rancour.
"We must record that though a sense of deep injury was discernible through his protracted stugggle while confined to a wheel chair, he remained unruffled and behaved with quiet dignity, pleading his own case bereft of any rancour or invective for those who in his perception had harmed him", the apex court said.
The apex court, however, noted that Dhanaka had made an exagerrated and unreasonable claim of Rs seven crore which cannot be awarded by it.
Source: DDI News

Rates of Post Graduate Allowance admissible to officers upto the level of Chief Medical Officer(NFSG) of General Duty Medical Officer

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F.No.A.45012/4/2008-CGS.V
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhavan, New Dlehi
Dated : the 16th April, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: :     Recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission- Enhancement of rates of Post Graduate Allowance admissible to officers upto the level of Chief Medical Officer(NFSG) of General Duty Medical Officer sub-cadre of Central Health Service for possession of recognized P.G degree/diploma qualification.

      The undersigned is directed to say that the issue regarding revision of rates of Post-graduate Allowance admissible to officers upto the level of Chief Medical Officer(NFSG) of General Duty Medical Officer sub-cadre of Central Health Service Officers for possession of recognized P.G degree/Diploma qualification has been under consideration of the Government of India.

2.        Consequent upon the acceptance of 6th Central Pay Commission’s Report, the President is pleased to decide that hereafter Post Graduate Allowance will be paid at the rate of Rs.1000 /- p.m. (Rupees one Thousand per month) and Rs.600/- p.m. (Rupees Six Hundred per month) for possessing P.G.degree(s) and P.G. Diploma(s) recognized under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, respectively, to officers upto the level of Chief Medical Officer(NFSG) of General Duty Medical Officer sub-cadre of Central Health Service.

3.       The rates of these allowances will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scale goes up by 50%.

4.       Post-graduate allowance to CHS officers will be sanctioned by Heads of participating units of CHS in terms of O.M. No. A.29015/7/2004-CHS.V dated 5th October, 2006.

5.       This order will be effective from 1.9.2008.

6.       This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, (Departmet of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 83/E.IV/2009 dated: 24-03-2009.


(PAWAN KUMAR)
UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA


Min.HFW Order

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No full pension on completion of 20 years - who retired before 2.9.2008

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F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi-110003
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
12th May,2009
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:- Representations regarding.
The undersingned is directed to say that in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department'sO.M.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008, as clarified vide O.M. dated 11.12.2008, those Government servants who retired during 1.1.2006 to 1.9.2008 after completion of 33 years of qulifying service, will be eligible for full pension (i.e. 50% of the emoluments pay last drawn) or 50% of average emoluments received duringthe last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to the retiring employee) and the pension of those Government servants, who retired before 2.9.2008 with qualifying service of less than 33 years, will continue to be proprotionate to the full pension based on their actual qualifying service.

2. A large number of representations/references are being received in this Department mentioning that the above provisions are not in accordance with the law laid down by the Apex Court and are in violation of Article14 of the Constitution. It has been suggested in these representations that the provision regarding payment of full pension on completion of 20 years qualifying service may be made applicable to the Government employees who retired before 2.9.2008 also.

3. These representations/references have been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law.The instructions/clarifications issued in this regard are in consonance with the decision of the Government on therecommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. The Government by accepting various recommendations of the SixthPay Commission took a policy decision to implement them from different dates. The Government decided to implement the above recommendations regarding pension from 2.9.2008 without dividing a single homogenous class of pensionersin to two groups and subjecting them to diffrent treatment. In view of the above and also in the light of the various decisions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court allowing the employer to fix a cut off date for introducing any new pension/retirement schemeor for discontinuance of any existing sheme, the decision of the Government in para 1 above is in accordance with the lawlaid down by the Apex Court and there in no violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.

4. In view of the above, no change is required to be made in the instructions already issued in this regard.

5. All references/representations received in this Department on the abve issue stand disposed off accordingly.

(M.P.Singh)
Director (PP)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE BOOK

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MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE BOOK

SERVICE RECORDS

5.1 Service book is a record of every event occurring in the official life of a government servant. It has to be maintained for every government servant holding a permanent or a temporary post except for those who are not likely to be in service for more than one year or those holding non pensionable service (SRs 196 and 197).

5.2 Service book in form MSO(T)-27 (Revised) must be opened for all government servants from the date of entry into service and is to be maintained till he ceases to be in service. Service book also contains certain 
entries about events prior to entry into the service. Entries at this stage are to be recorded very carefully after consulting the original certificates. Once the service book is opened and the entries at the initial stage recorded, other entries also have to be recorded as and when the events take place. Entries regarding confirmation, suspension, reduction in rank, withholding of increments, recovery of loss, leave without pay, service break, award of President Police Medal/Indian Police Medal etc., should be made in red ink. Service book must be kept in safe custody.

5.3 All the entries made in the service book should be duly attested. There should not be erasing or over writing in the service book. Corrections, if any, should be neatly done and properly attested. The Head of Offices are permitted to delegate powers to subordinate Gazetted officers under them, to attest entries in the service books except their own service book for which the Head of Offices are responsible (SR-199).

5.4 In CBI, different posts are filled by deputation as well as direct recruitment/promotion etc. In so far as the deputationists are concerned, service books in prescribed format of the parent department are transferred to CBI and entries with regard to the events during the tenure of their deputation are to be recorded by the concerned office at the appropriate place/part/column.

5.5 To eliminate delay in payment of pension, it shall be the responsibility of the officer maintaining the service book to make annual verification and also complete and certify the service book in respect of previous service in the twenty fifth year of service or 5 years before retirement, whichever is less. The orders of the competent authority, where required on the nature of service (e.g.period of leave, break in service etc.) should be obtained and recorded in the service book. Unless otherwise shown in the service book, it will be presumed that orders of the competent authority have been obtained and period of extraordinary leave, period of preceding breaks in service will be counted for pension. If any lapse or omission in observing this procedure results in over payment, suitable disciplinary action will be taken against the authorities concerned. (Rule 32 of CCS (Pension) Rules).

5.6 Maintenance of Service Book
5.6.1 Service Book contains two volumes:
Vol.1 has four parts and Appendix containing leave account.
Part-I: Contains bio data and photograph.
Part-II: Deals with certificates and attestation.
Part-III: Records previous qualifying service and foreign service.
Part-IV: Deals with the history and verification of service.

Vol.II contains all the service documents which are to be certified and attested in Part-II of Vol.1.

5.6.2 Following entries / certificates are to be recorded in the service book at the time of first appointment and attested by the Head of Office or any other officer duly authorised.


(i) Employee has been medically examined and found fit.
(ii) His/her character and antecedents have been verified.
(iii) He/she has furnished declaration of his/her not having contracted bigamous marriage.
(iv) He/she has taken the oath of allegiance/affirmation to the Constitution.
(v) He/she has furnished the declaration of home town which has been acccpted.
(vi) The correctness of the entries against the following items of Part-I. Bio-data has been verified from original certificates furnished as valid documentary evidence for the respective purpose.
- Whether a member of SC/ST.
- Date of birth by Christian era and wherever possible also in Saka era(both in words and figures).
- Educational qualifications.

(vii) Professional and technical qualification not covered by above
- He/she has filed nominations for GPF and related entries have been furnished to the Account Office on various dates.
- He/she has furnished details of the family members.
- He/she has filed nominations for Death/Retirement Gratuity.

5.6.3 Events requiring entries in the Service Book
(i) Entries at the time of initial appointment.
(ii) Occurrence of events involving a change in the post, station, office, scale of pay, nature of appointment, promotion, reversion, deputation, transfer on foreign service, increment, leave suspension and other forms of interruption in service.
(iii) Events like stoppage of increment.
(iv) Grant of personal pay for adopting family planning norms.
(v) Grant of special leave/Paternity leave.
(vi) Membership of CBI Benevolent Fund.
(vii) Facts of availing LTC either by Government servant or member of his family.
(viii) Grant of encashment of leave during service.
(ix) Allotment of GPF account number.
(x) Deputation / repatriation/absorption.
(xi) Confirmation at the initial grade.

5.6.4 Documents to be placed in Volume-II of the Service Book
(i) Relaxation of age, educational qualification (authenticatcd/ attested copy).
(ii) Report regarding verification of character and antecedents (original).
(iii) Medical certificate of fitness (original).
(iv) Declaration of marital status (original).
(v) Acceptance of Home Town declaration (signed/attested copy).
(vi) Oath/affirmation of allegiance.
(vii) Nomination for PF, DCRG, CGEGIS, Benevolent Fund.
(viii) Details of Family (Signed/attested copy).
(ix) Order regarding change of date of birth (authenticated/ attested)
(x) Change of name (original).
(xi) Change in home town / permanent home address (once in service life).
(xii) Attested copies of certificates of age and education qualification.
(xiii) Condonation of break in service.
(xiv) Collateral evidence in respect of first service.

5.6.5 Leave Account
A leave account shall be maintained in the prescribed form for each
 government servant and must be kept with the service book with up to date
account (Rule 15 of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972).


5.6.6 Annual Verification of Service
At a fixed time, immediately after financial year is over, the service book shall be taken up for verification by the Head of Office, Annual Verification entry has to be recorded very carefully after consulting the Pay Bill Register. When the government servant is transferred from one office to another, the Head of the Office under whom he was originally posted/worked should record the verification of service in respect of the whole period or a month/date upto which pay and allowance of a government servant were drawn inter alia upto the period for which the government servant was paid in his office (GFR-81).

5.7 CGEGI Scheme - Form No. 13 to be pasted in the Service Book

5.7.1 Every year in the month of January the Head of Office will record a certificate in column 7 in the following form:
‘Subscription  Rs. ______ appropriate to group ____ of the scheme recovered from Pay & Allowances for the period from January to Dec. .“

5.7.2 All other events in the nature of promotion, transfers on deputation /foreign service, absorption in PSU/Autonomous bodies, retirement etc. occurring during the service career of the member of the scheme shall also be recorded in the appropriate column No. 6 of the form duly attested [GI(8) - SR 199].

5.8 Inspection of Service Book
Every Head of Office has to initiate action to show the service book to the government servant concerned every year and to obtain his signature there in token of their having inspected / seen the Service Book (SR 202).

5.9 Supply of copies of Service Book
Government servant who asks for a certified copy of the service book on quitting service on retirement, discharge or resignation may be supplied with the same on payment of Rs. 5/- as copying fee.

5.10 Alteration in Date of Birth
An alteration of date of birth of a government servant can be made, with the sanction of the Ministry or Department concerned of the Central Government under which the government servant is serving, if:
(i) The request for alteration of the date of birth is made within a period of 5 years of his entry into government service.
(ii) It is clearly established that a bonafide clerical mistake has occurred and should be rectified.
(iii) The date of birth so altered would not make him ineligible to appear in any School or University or UPSC examination in which he had appeared at such examination or on the date on which he entered the government service.

5.10.1 Belated Claims for Alteration in date of birth to be rejected:The Government policy regarding rejection of be lated claim for alteration in date of birth has been reinforced by the observations made by the Supreme Court in the judgenient in Civil Appeal No- 502 of 1993 (Union of India VS- 1-Harnam Singh). This position has to be kept in view while considering any request from a government servant for alteration in his date of birth. In other words, it will not be appropriate to consider any request for alteration in date of birth if the conditions stipulated in Note below FR 56 are not strictly fulfilled.

5.11 Nominations
Nominations under different rules are required to be obtained on prescribed forms. It has to be ensured that the nominations are not only filled in properly and signed by government servant concerned but are authenticated /accepted by the officer so authorised for the purpose. In order to ensure that nominations of the concerned employee have been obtained, a list may be maintained in the following format and can be kept in the Service Book for periodical checking.




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No. A-11019/36 /2008-Scor/673
 New Delhi, dated 18.12.2008

Subject : - Maintenance of Service Book.

It has been observed that Service Books of Govt. Servant are not maintained properly as per instructions/Rules contained in SR and GFR. It is needless to emphasize that maintenance of Service Book in duplicate is necessary for all non-gazetted officials except those appointed against temporary vacancies of not more than a year and for all Gazetted Officers. First copy of Service Book shall be retained and maintained by the concerned Administrative Sections and second copy should be given to the Govt. Servant for the safe custody. Detailed rules for maintenance of Service Book are contained in SR 196 TO 203 and GFR 257(1) to (4). However the relevant Rules of GFR (2005) are reproduced below for information and guidance.

Rule 257. (1): -Service Book-Detailed rules of maintenance of Service Book are contained in SR 196 to 203. Service Books maintained in the establishment should be verified every year by the Head of Office who, after satisfying himself that the service of Government Servants concerned are correctly recorded in each Service Book shall record the following certificate “Service verified from …..(the date record from which the verification is made)…..upto…..(date)…..”.

Rule 257. (2): -The Service Book of a Govt. Servant shall be maintained in duplicate. First copy shall be retained and maintained by the Head of the Office and second copy should be given to the Govt. Servant for safe custody as indicated below:-
(a) To the existing employees- within six months of the date on which these rules become effective.
(b) To new appointees- within one month of the date of appointment.

Rule 257. (3): - In January each year, the Govt. Servant shall handover his copy of the Service Book to his office for the updation. The office shall update and return it to the Government Servant within thirty days of its receipt.

Rule 257. (4): - In case the Government Servant’s copy is lost by the Government Servant, it shall be replaced on payment of a sum of Rs.500.

All the concerned officers of Administrative Sections in this Directorate including P & D Unit, CCW, A.R. Unit and at AIR Stations/Offices are requested to strictly follow the instructions/Rules contained in SR & GFR for maintenance of Service Book.


(S.S.Dalal)

Dy. Director Admn. (Scor)


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