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Aicpin for the month of March 2016

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Aicpin for the month of March 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2016 increased by 1 point and pegged at 268 (two hundred and sixty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.37 per cent between February, 2016 and March, 2016 when compared with the decrease of (+) 0.40 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

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Reservation in promotion

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Reservation in promotion

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-April, 2016
Reservation in promotion

Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.

In accordance with Supreme Court judgment dated 15.07.2014, results of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 1996 for Section Officer grade were revised by UPSC. Appellants, who were declared successful in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996, were included in SOSL 1996 by this Department. Later the benefit was extended to similarly placed SC/ST officers who were declared qualified in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996. On their inclusion in SOSL 1996, these officers have become eligible for consideration for promotion to the next grade (Under Secretary) on completion of eight years of approved service in SO grade i.e. they become eligible for consideration in USSL 2004 onwards subject to the size of the zone. A proposal for review of USSLs 2004 and 2005 has been forwarded to UPSC in which these officers have been included in the zone.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Sanction of Ex-India leave/NOC for proceeding abroad

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Sanction of Ex-India leave/NOC for proceeding abroad

Government of India
Ministry Of Defence
Office of the controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road,Palam, Delhi Cantt.

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No:AN-I/1351/4/XXVI/NOC
Date: 28.04.2016
To,
All PCsDA/CsDA & equivalent
(through CGDA Website)

Subject: Sanction of Ex-India leave/NOC for proceeding abroad

The undersigned is directed to intimate that the competent authority has decided that henceforth the instructions/proforma prescribed in the following communications/document will be followed/utilized as regards handling of requests for NOC for proceeding abroad and grant of Ex-India leave to the officers and staff of the Department.

(i) DOP&T OM.F.No.11013/8/2015-Estt. AQ-III dated 27-07-2015 prescribing proforma for taking prior permission by the Government Servants for PRIVATE VISITS abroad and the time-limit prescribed for dealing with such requests

(ii) An undertaking in terms of Para 297 of O.M.Part.I, to be furnished by the Government Servants who intend to proceed on PRIVATE VISITS abroad.

(iii) DOP&T OM.F.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 1st September, 2008 regarding approval of leave for proceeding abroad by the leave sanctioning authority.

2. It is requested to regulate the requests for prior permission for proceeding abroad received from the officers and staff of the Department in light of above instructions. The requests being forwarded to this HQRs office, in above regard, should be as per above formats only.

3. All PCsDA/CsDA and equivalents are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all officers and staff serving under their control (including those on proforma strength) for information, guidance and further necessary action.

4. It is also enjoined upon all concerned that while forwarding the requests in above regard, it should be ensured that the instructions in the above cited communications are strictly adhered to so as to avoid delay in processing of the applications.

5. This issues with the approval of the CGDA.

(S.C.Bansal)
ACGDA (AN)


Linking Promotion of Teachers to Performance of Students

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Linking Promotion of Teachers to Performance of Students

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development

28-April-2016 18:39 IST

Linking Promotion of Teachers to Performance of Students

There is no such proposal at present to link promotion of teachers to performance of students. Recruitment and service conditions of teachers are in the domain of State Governments/UT Administrations. However, The Central Government has a scheme of National Award to teachers to recognize good performance of teachers across the country. School enrolment campaigns are launched by States at the start of the school academic year for awareness generation to enrol out-of-school children in schools and to reach out hitherto un-reached children in remote areas, working children, girls, children belonging to SC and ST communities, and children in difficult circumstances.

The performance of students is related to multiple factors including school and home environment. The Central Government has taken various steps to ensure teacher accountability in government and aided schools.

. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has developed Performance Indicators for Elementary Education (PINDICS) to track teacher performance and attendance in Government schools. PINDICS have been shared with State Governments/UTs to assess teacher’s performance.

Additionally, teachers attendance is being monitored by States/UTs through School Management Committees/School Management Development Committees/ Block Resource Centres/Clusters Resource Centres and in some cases by installing bio-metric attendance system etc.

The Central Government has launched the ‘Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching’ in December, 2014 with a vision to comprehensively address all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation, professional development, curriculum design, research in pedagogy and developing effective pedagogy.

As per the mandate of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009, Government of India has notified the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) as the Academic Authority at the national level for teacher education and qualification. NCTE has prescribed teacher qualifications for various levels. It has also made it mandatory that all persons holding teacher qualifications as laid down by the NCTE must also pass a teacher eligibility test (TET).These two steps by NCTE are widely seen as efforts to improve the standards of teaching with eventual positive impact on quality of education.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

Source: PIB

Use of Hindi Language in Courts: Minister's Statement in Lok Sabha

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Use of Hindi Language in Courts: Minister's Statement in Lok Sabha

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
28-April-2016 17:11 IST
Use of Hindi Language in Courts

Article 348 (1) of the Constitution of India provides that all proceedings in the Supreme Court and in every High court shall be in English Language until Parliament by law otherwise provides.

Under Article 348 (2), the Governor of the State may, with the previous consent of the President, authorize the use of the Hindi language or any other language used for any official purpose of the State, in the proceedings of the High Court having its principal seat in that State provided that decrees, judgments or orders passed by such High Courts shall be in English. Section 7 of the Official Languages Act, 1963, provides that the use of Hindi or official language of a State in addition to the English language may be authorized, with the consent of the President of India, by the Governor of the State for purpose of judgments etc. made by the High Court for that State.


Government had taken up with the Supreme Court of India the proposals of the Governments of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka seeking consent of the President of India for allowing regional languages in the proceedings of their High Courts. However, the Full Court of the Supreme Court disapproved these proposals.

The provision of optional use of Hindi in proceedings has already been made in the High Courts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

This information was given by Minister of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Review of performance of public servants & Service Verification

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Review of performance of public servants & Service Verification

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

28-April-2016 15:09 IST
Review of performance of public servants

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is aware that review of performance of public servants occurs only after attaining age of 50 years or completion of 30 years of service. As per Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (j):

“The Appropriate Authority shall, if it is in the opinion that it is in the public interest so to do, have the absolute right to retire any Government servant by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice:

If he is in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post in a substantive, quasi-permanent or temporary capacity and had entered Government service before attaining the age of 35 years, after he has attained the age of 50 years.

(i) in any other case after he has attained the age of fifty-five years”.

(ii) In addition, as per Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, at any time after a Government servant has completed thirty years' qualifying service, he may be required by the appointing authority to retire in the public interest, and in the case of such retirement the Government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension provided that the appointing authority may also give a notice in writing to a Government servant at least three months before the date on which he is required to retire in the public interest or three months' pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.

Further, as per Rule 16(3) (amended) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, the Central Government may, in consultation with the State Government concerned, require a Member of the Service to retire from Service in public interest, after giving such Member at least three month's previous notice in writing or three month's pay and allowances in lieu of such notice, -

after the review when such Member completes 15 years of qualifying Service; or

(i) after the review when such Member completes 25 years of qualifying Service or attains the age of 50 years, as the case may be; or

(ii) if the review referred to in (i) or (ii) above has not been conducted, after the review at any other time as the Central Government deems fit in respect of such Member.

(iii) The above provisions have been reiterated from time to time and recently vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 25013/02/2005-AIS-II dated 28.06.2012 and 03.08.2015, and O.M. No. 25013/1/2013-Estt.A-IV dated 11.09.2015.

Disciplinary cases are conducted as per prescribed procedures. Normally, the details and monitoring of disciplinary cases is to be done by the respective cadre authorities. The Central Government has also from time to time been stressing on the need to complete disciplinary cases expeditiously and monitoring the same.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Vivek Gupta in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January 2016

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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January 2016

F.No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 18th April, 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January 2016.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/services) dated 6th October 2015, on the subject cited above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and personnel Below officer Rank, including Non-combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119% to 125% with effect from 1st January 2016.

2. The provisions contained in paras 2,4 and 5 of this Ministry’s letter No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of DA payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Armed Forces Officers/PBORs including NCs(E).

4. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.132-PA dated 11th April,2016 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M.No.1/1/2016-E-II(B), dated 7th April, 2016.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.mod.nic.in

More life cycle funds for NPS Subscriber

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More life cycle funds for NPS Subscriber

PROVIDING OPTION OF MORE LIFE CYCLE FUNDS TO THE NPS SUBSCRIBERS

1. The Expert Committee headed by Shri G. N. Bajpai was constituted in September 2014 to review investment guidelines for NPS in Private Sector with various terms of reference. One of the TORs was to reviewing the default scheme viz Life Cycle Fund.

2. The recommendations of EXPERT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW INVESTMENT GUIDELINES FOR NPS SCHEMES IN PRIVATE SECTOR handed over its report to PFRDA. The committee has given following deliberation on the said TOR as below: “On the road to Prudent investor regime, the Regulator may, in the interim allow introduction of a few new schemes to test the risk appetite of the subscribers and build their confidence in asset classes perceived to be riskier viz Equity through the life Cycle fund approach. While the existing life cycle Fund shall continue to be the one with maximum investment in equity pegged at 50% (option LC50), more life cycle funds (at least two more to begin with) may be introduced keeping the core principle of “decreasing risk appetite with increasing age” intact with lower and higher ceilings in Equity to cater to both conservative subscriber and subscriber with a higher risk appetite.”

3. Further, one of the measure suggested by the said committee is to shift away from the fixed income fixated investment pattern and allowing more play to pension fund managers in equity, as a part of first phase to move to Prudential investor regime:- “Allowing floating of life cycle funds with equity cap at 75%”.

4. Presently, NPS provides Life Cycle Fund option to the NPS subscriber with equity allocation up to 35 years is 50%. The agewise allocation of the Fund in these two Life Cycle Fund across the asset class ‘E’ , ‘C’ and ‘G’ is as under:-


Authority: www.pfrda.org.in

Provision of Five days week – NFPE

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Provision of Five days week – NFPE

No.10-01/2016-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 13th April, 2016

Subject : Provision of Five days week – request consideration

Kindly find enclosed letter No. PF/GENL/NFPE dated 11-02-2016 received from General Secretary, National Federation of Postal Employees on the above mentioned subject, for necessary action at your end. A reply may be sent to the association directly under intimation to this Division.

sd/-
(V. Ramaswamy)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)

Source : www.nfpe.blogspot.in

Dr Jitendra Singh urges State Governments to abolish interview for certain jobs

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Dr Jitendra Singh urges State Governments to abolish interview for certain jobs

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

22-April-2016 18:14 IST

Dr Jitendra Singh urges State Governments to abolish interview for certain jobs

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has urged State Governments to expedite the process of abolition of interview for selection to such posts where it is not required. He was addressing a meeting of Principal Secretaries of General Administration Departments (GAD) from different States and Union Territories here today.

Dr Jitendra Singh recalled that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had suggested the abolition of interviews during Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August 2015 and the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) promptly followed it up by completing the exercise before the year end and ensuring that beginning from 1st January 2016, the practice of conducting interview was discontinued for selection to non-gazetted and junior posts, including C & D Group in the Central Ministries and Departments. However, the provision of skill test was allowed for such posts where a special skill was required, but this skill test was also of qualifying nature.

However, Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that many of the States have yet to make a satisfactory headway in this direction. He said, since today’s meeting was being attended by GAD Secretaries from most of the States ranging from Jammu & Kashmir to Kerala, it is expected that the officers will go back to their respective States with the message to carry forward this initiative in right earnest. Citing the example of States like Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, which has made significant progress in abolishing interviews, Dr Jitendra Singh advised the Secretaries of other States also to try to understand and replicate the same in their respective States.

Dr Jitendra Singh also noted that the provision of self-attestation was adopted by certain States very late and exhorted the State Governments to follow the initiative of preparing a Single Page form for different applications which was started by DoPT on the occasion of “Sushasan Diwas” on 25th December 2015. Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated the government’s commitment to provide work-friendly environment for officers and added that, at the same time, the Centre was also keen that various administrative and governance reforms initiated during the last two years should be seriously carried forward in States and Union Territories because these are in the interest of common man and the poor and, at the same time, aimed at providing level playing field to the youth aspirants across the country.

DoPT Secretary Shri Sanjay Kothari, Additional Secretary Shri T. Jacob, Joint Secretaries of the Department, Principal Secretaries of GAD from different States and Delhi based Resident Commissioners of different States attended the meeting.

Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance – NFIR

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Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance – NFIR

Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No.36/2016
No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol.III
New Delhi, dated : 18/04/2016
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics

Ref: PNM/AIRF Item No. 7/2010, PNM/NFIR Item No.12/2015

Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance was introducedon the Railways in terms of Railway Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008. As per paragraph 2 (a) (ii), of the letter dt. 9-1-2008 Pharmacists were also made eligiblle for grant of HPCA/PCA subject to fulfilment of the conditions of admissibility except exclusive store Pharmacists who were not involved in dispensing of medicines. Both the recognised Federations, namely AIRF and NFIR have raised the issue in the forum of PNM stating that there is no particular designation of Store Pharmacists in the Indian Railways. The matter has been considered in consultation with the Health Directorate of Railway Board and it has decided to remove the exception made for exclusive Store Pharmacists in paragraph2(a)(ii) in Railway Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008. Pharmacists will be entiled for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance. This would have effect from 01.01.2008 as mentioned in Railway Board’s letter no.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt,09.01.2008.

3. Other terms and conditions would remain the same as per Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008 and Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dt.20.02.2013

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Salim Md.Ahmed)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

OROP Arrears not paid : What to do next?

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OROP Arrears not paid : What to do next?

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE O.R.O.P. ARREARS ?

May be due to the non-availability of the following particulars with your bank, they have not paid. Therefore, please arrange to send the attested proof of the following particulars:-

1. Rank
2. Qualifying service.
3. Group
4. Date of Birth.

Please take a Xerox copies of the proof, get attested by your Bank’s Manager and send it to the CPPC of your bank by Registered Post immediately.

It is better if you can send the OROP arrears calculation sheet also along with the documents. For OROP calculation sheet, please click here.

Click FAQ on the Home page read the procedure for payment.

Addresses of some important banks and email addresses.

1. State Bank of India, CPPC, 112/4 Kaliamman Koil Street, Virugambakkam, Chennai 92. Email: cppc.zoche@sbi.co.in
2. Canara Bank, CPPC, Besavangudi, Bangalore 4. Email: cppc@canarabank.com
3. Indian Bank, CPPC, 66 Rajaji Salai, Chennai 1. Email: cppc@indianbank.co.in
4. Indian Overseas Bank, CPPC, Annasalai, Chennai 2. Email: cppc@iobnet.co.in
5. Central Bank of India CPPc, 2nd Floor, MMO Building, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001. Email: cppc@centralbank.co.in
6. Corporation Bank, CPPC, Pandeshwar, Mangladevi Temple Road, Mangalore 575001.email: hogovt@corpbank.co.in :
7. Bank of India CPPC 87A 1st Floor,Gandhibaug, Nagpur 440002. Email; cppc.nagpur1@bankofindia.co.in
8. Union Bank of india, CPPC, 12th Floor, 239 Vidhan Bhavan Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021. Email: govtbusinesss@unionbankofindia.com.
9. Bank of Baroda CPPC 13th Floor, 16 Parliament St. New delhi 1. Email: cppc.ho@bankofbaroda.co.in
10. Syndicate bank CPPC, 2nd Floor, Manipal Udupi, Karnataka 574104. Email: syndcppc@syndicatebank.co.in

Source: http://indianexserviceman.blogspot.in/

Dorai focus on two crucial issues of 50% DA Merger and 3% Increment before Empowered Committee

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Dorai focus on two crucial issues of 50% DA Merger and 3% Increment before Empowered Committee

1. RETENTION OF 3% INCREMENT IN VII CPC RECOMMENDATIONS IN CASE OF PROMOTION LEADS TO LOWER FINANCIAL BENEFITS BY FEW THOUSANDS THAN THE EXISTING BENEFITS UNDER 6TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

2. NON RECOMMENDATION OF VII CPC REGARDING MERGER OF 50% OF D.A. WITH BASIC PAY WHEN D.A. CROSSES 50% IS A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT

Dear Readers,
In addition to the various genuine demands raised by the various Central Government Employees Federations/Associations with the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, I would like them to bring these 2 important crucial issues before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for implementation:

1. RETENTION OF 3% INCREMENT IN VII CPC RECOMMENDATIONS IN CASE OF PROMOTION LEADS TO LOWER FINANCIAL BENEFITS BY FEW THOUSANDS THAN THE EXISTING BENEFITS UNDER 6TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS:

The financial benefit would be much lower than what a government servant would be getting under VI CPC recommendation on promotion, because the existing benefit on promotion carry change in grade pay apart from 3% increase in Pay+Grade Pay. The following illustration shall show the huge difference:

Suppose an employee whose Pay is Rs.10400/- and the Grade pay is Rs. 2800/- totalling to Rs.13200(in the Pay band of 5200-20200), gets his next promotion to the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- he will be entitled to the following hike in total remuneration under the existing VI CPC recommendation as a result of promotion::
Rs.13200 x 3% increment =Rs.400
Difference in Grade Pay from Rs.2800 to Rs.4200= Rs.1400
Total increase of increment in basic pay and Grade Pay= Rs.1800
D.A. at 125% as on 1/1/2016 on Rs.1800 = Rs.2250
HRA at 30%(assuming X city) on Rs.1800 =Rs.540
Total monetary benefit = Rs.4590/-

Whereas the net monetary benefit under VII CPC recommendation, as a result of promotion in the above case will be much lower than the above illustration as shown under:

Equivalent Basic Pay for Rs.13200 come to Rs.33900 as per pay matrix
Rs.33900 x 3% increment =Rs.1017(placed at Rs.35,400 as per pay matrix in the next level)
Total difference Rs.35400 – Rs33900 =1500
D.A. at 0% as on 1/1/2016 on Rs.1500= 0
HRA at 24%(assuming X city) on Rs.1500 =Rs.360
Total monetary benefit = Rs.1860/-only as against the existing Rs.4590/- leading to shortage of Rs. 2730/-

This is a big blunder committed by the VII Pay commission.
Therefore the increment on promotion should be atleast 5 to 6% to bring the benefit of increment on promotion to the existing level.
Whether increase of percentage for annual increment is considered or not, but increment of percentage for promotions definitely need to be implemented to bring the level of monetary benefit to the existing level.

2. NON RECOMMENDATION OF VII CPC REGARDING MERGER OF 50% OF D.A. WITH BASIC PAY WHEN D.A. CROSSES 50% IS A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT:

The long standing demand of the central government employees for merger of 50% D.A with basic was not implemented by the government on the excuse that the VI CPC had not made such a proposal. Even the VII CPC is totally silent about this aspect. It appears no one has demanded the same before the VII CPC for consideration.

It is quite surprising that such a vital issue of non-recommendation of merger of D.A with basic pay when D.A crosses 50% is not being opposed by any central government associations or pointed out by the media. Had it been recommended by the VII CPC, the government shall definitely implement the same and the benefit of hike in salary as a result of merger of D.A with basic when it cross 50%, would be so vast that no government servant would crave for timely setting up of next VIII Central Pay commission.

For further details readers may refer to my article “7th Pay Commission recommendations are far beneficial than all the Pay Commissions so far except few flaws” which is appearing in various central government portals like 7th CPC News.in (7thpaycommissionnews.in), GovtEmpDiary, Central Government Employees News & Tools, etc.

M. DORAI
Deputy Director
ESIC Model Hospital
(Ministry of Labour, Government of India)
Rajajinagar,
Bangalore

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PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM NPS ORDERS ISSUED BY PFRDA

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PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM NPS ORDERS ISSUED BY PFRDA

Click here to view Order – 1 (PFRDA Circular Dt: 21.3.2016)

Click Here to view Order – 2 (NSDL Circular Dt: 31.3.2016)

Click here to view Order – 3 (Application Form)

OROP ARREARS IN YOUR ANDROID PHONES

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OROP ARREARS IN YOUR ANDROID PHONES

PAY AND PRINT YOUR O.R.O.P. ARREARS AND REVISED PENSION
YOU CAN BROWSE IN YOUR ANDROID PHONES ALSO.

WE ARE CONSTRAINED TO CHARGE FOR THE SERVICES. PLEASE BEAR WITH US.

Visit: http://exweltrust.in
Please click “Subscription” menu, select plan by clicking
On the “Get started now button”
Please provide your details and submit the form by clicking
The “Payumoney” button.
You will be directed to Payumoney site, you can pay the amount.

Once payment is successful, you will be redirected to exweltrust site
With confirmation message and transaction id number.
You will receive message for receipt of money.

You can now click “Pension Arrears” yellow button and login
With your registered details.
At the end “Print PDF” button for arrears print out.

You can use this service for 15 days. You can charge small amount
And help your friends to get OROP arrears.
You need not refer any chart.
Only you need the following particulars of the pensioner

Rank of the Pensioner
Qualifying service
Group
Date of birth.

Ex-servicemen Associations can make use of this facility
For all their members by just paying Rs.200.

If there is a Will there is way.

You can avail avail this facility in your Android Phones, Tablets, Any time anywhere.

Source: http://indianexserviceman.blogspot.in/

Central Government decides to withdraw the notification on withdrawal from EPF

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Central Government decides to withdraw the notification on withdrawal from EPF

Government Decides to withdraw the 10th February 2016 Notification with Immediate Effect

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
21-April-2016 17:51 IST

Government Decides to withdraw the 10th February 2016 Notification with Immediate Effect

Government had issued a notification dated 10th February 2016 regarding rules for withdrawal from EPF Funds by the members. Under the revised rules, the employee was permitted to withdraw the employees’ share from the fund (which is 12% of the wages). However, it was prescribed that the employers’ share of contribution towards the Provident Fund (which is 3.67% of wage) would be allowed to be withdrawn only at the age of retirement (58 years). The objective was to provide a minimum social security to the workers at the time of retirement. It was noticed that over 80% of the claims settled by EPFO belonged to pre-mature withdrawal of funds, treating the EPF accounts as savings accounts, and not a Social Security instrument.

In order to address the issues the amendment stated above was carried out with the consent of Trade Unions and with the intention of promoting a decent accumulation of provident fund for the members at the end of their working lifetimes.

However, considering the representations received from various quarters and after consultations with the various stakeholders, Minister of State (IC) Labour and Employment, Sh Bandaru Dattatreya announced that the government has decided to withdraw the said 10th February 2016 Notification with immediate effect.

Accordingly, the workers are now allowed to withdraw the entire amount from the provident fund as per existing provisions of the EPF Scheme 1952 including the employers’ share of 3.67%.

Source: PIB News

Prepare for strike we are sure the of getting better wage hike

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Prepare for strike we are sure the of getting better wage hike

Comrades,
The flash strike against the recent PF Rules, 2016 of the Central Government (i.e., Centre’s new rule on Provident Fund withdrawal) by large section of Garment Factory Workers and other Industrial Workers of Karnataka State on 18th and 19th April 2016 received immense response and there was a massive protest which resulted in road blocks for hours together, thereby the entire traffic of Bengaluru City was paralyzed. The traffic was also severely affected on Mysore, Tumkur and Hosur roads.

The COC Karnataka extended moral support and sympathy for this Labour Movement. The February 10th notification was under attack from trade unions from the beginning. The notification was published in the gazette on February 26 and created technical problems.

The violence in Bengaluru prompted the Labour Ministry, Govt. of India to cancel the February 10 notification which put restrictions on 100% withdrawal from the PF account.

Within few hours of protest in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka state , the Hon’ble Minsiter for Labour, Shri.Bandaru Dattatreya acted upon and withdrawn the notification issued on February 10th and informed that the old system will continue. This is a victory for the workers of the country.

This clearly shows that the Government of India does not want to antagonize the workers. If the Central Government employees also participate in trade union action against the retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC similar to the Garment Workers of Karnataka, we too can get similar results and hope for a better wage revision and a decent wage hike.

This Labour movement of the Garment Workers of Karnataka state is an eye-opener for all other working class in the entire country, Comrades if one state and one particular working class movement can bring changes to the policy of the Central Government, if the entire the entire country the Central Government employees agitate against the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC (where only 14 % wage hike was provided against the staff side demand of 80% wage hike and also reducing the number of allowances and reduction in HRA rates) then the Central Government shall provide the decent wage hike by settling the issue of wage hike with the staff side NJCA like the PF issue being settled.

Comrades it is high time to prepare for 11th July strike of Central Government employees under the banner of NJCA. We shall get good results and Central Government shall grant better wage hike than the 7th CPC recommendations. Better we prepare for 11th July strike better wage hike we get.

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

LTC 80 Air Fare of Air India – Updated Domestic LTC Fares

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LTC 80 Air Fare of Air India – Updated Domestic LTC Fares

Air India Domestic Fares (Apex & Instant Purchase Fares) Fares for the month of April ‐ 2016

Domestic : LTC Fares – Table IV and Domestic : Remarks & Notings – Table VIII

NIVARAN – Online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen

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NIVARAN – Online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen

Railway Minister directs to develop an online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen.

The system called NIVARAN to come into operation by 24th June, 2016.

The System to have provision for progress tracking and appeal.

Railway Minister to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system.

The move to benefit around 27 lakhs persons.

In an innovative measure aimed at staff welfare, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed railway administration to develop an online system for the redressal of grievances of Railway Employees both serving as well as retired. The IT Department of Indian Railways has started working on developing this system which will be called “NIVARAN” and will come into operation by 24.06.2016. Under this system, a railway personnel will be able to submit his grievances online and can also track the progress in resolution or disposal of the grievances. The main focus areas of the grievance redressal will be reimbursement of medical claims, pension claim, compassionate appointment and improvement in staff quarters. The move will benefit around 13.26 lakhs serving railway employees and around 13.79 lakhs retired railway personnel that is the system NIVARAN will serve the needs of around total 27 lakhs persons.

The Railway Minister has also directed the Railway Administration to create a provision or mechanism in this system for “appeal” against a particular decision of an authority. The Railway Minister has accorded important priority to this new system and has decided to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system. The monitoring and review will also be done at Railway Board Level, at Zonal Level and at Divisional level also. The Railway Minister has always been emphasizing on measures aimed at the welfare of the staff and resolution of their problems. He has always been pointing out the sincerity, dedication and hard work being put in by the railway employees to make Indian Railways as the world class railway system.

Source: PIB News

PM’s awards for excellence in Public Administration

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PM’s awards for excellence in Public Administration

Civil Services Day function on April 20-21, 2016

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will confer PM’s awards for excellence in Public Administration to civil servants on April 21, 2016. PM Awards for Excellence in Public Administration have been instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognize and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of the Central and State Governments for the welfare of common citizen.

The Civil Services Day function will be organised at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on April 20- 21, 2016 by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

A new category of Excellence in implementing a Priority Programme which includes Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card Scheme has been added to the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration.

The Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu will be the Chief Guest at the inaugural function on April 20, 2016. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh will preside over the function.

The inaugural session will be followed by eight panel discussions on the replication of PM awarded initiatives during last year and four priority programmes. These sessions will be chaired by Union Ministers/persons of eminence. Four sessions on subjects related to women empowerment, channelizing youth energies for Sports, time bound and efficient public service delivery system and the issues of clean and green energy for replication of PM awarded initiatives have been organized.

A total of ten districts will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Awards this year under the four Priority Programmes. These awards will be given in three Groups, – the first group consists of eight North-Eastern States and the three Hill States of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The remaining 18 States constitute the second Group while the third Group comprises of the seven Union Territories. Eight awards will be given to the first and second Group under the four Priority Progammes and two awards will be given for Programmes – PMJDY and Swachh Vidyalaya for the third Group comprising seven Union Territories.

Source: PIB News

Govt puts on hold new Provident Fund withdrawal norms till July 31

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Govt puts on hold new Provident Fund withdrawal norms till July 31

The Govt puts on hold new Provident Fund withdrawal norms till July 31. New PF withdrawal norms proposes to bar withdrawal of employer’s contribution to the provident fund corpus until the employee attains the age of 58 years.

On the issue of new Provident Fund withdrawal norms, the government today decided to keep the implementation of new norms in abeyance for three more months till July 31st.

The announcement comes in the midst of protest by labour unions in several parts of the country against the new norms.

People have also launched online campaign against the decision, which was to be implemented from February 10 but was later put on hold till April 30.

In February, the ministry had issued a notification restricting 100 per cent withdrawal of provident fund by members after unemployment of more than two months.

Source: DDI News

CSD facilities to Family Pensioners of the Retired Defence Civilian Employees

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CSD facilities to Family Pensioners of the Retired Defence Civilian Employees

MOD Order for granting CSD facilities to Family Pensioners of the Retired Defence Civilian Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEFENCE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

No. ANN/VI/7063/CSD/Corr
Dated: 12.04.2016
To
The PCsDA/PCA (Fys)/CsDA
(Through CGDA Website)

Subject: Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees.

Reference: Ministry of Defence, D(Mov) No. 8(14)/2015-D(Mov) dated 04.03.2016.

A copy of the Orders on the subject, wherein the Family Pensioners of the Retired Defence Civilian Employees have been made eligible for the Canteen Facilities, received from the Ministry of Defence is enclosed for information.

(Mustaq Ahmad)
Sr.ACGDA(AN)


MOD Order for granting CSD facilities to Family Pensioners of Retired Defence Civilian Employees

F.No.8(14)/2015-D(MoV)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 04th March. 2016

OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees.

In continuation of this Ministry’s office order of even NO. dated 31st July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to say that with the approval of Hon’b\e RM, It has been decided that the family pensioners of retired Defence Civilian Employees will also be eligible for extended CSD Canteen facilities.

(R.P.S. Negi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India



7th Pay Commission Pay and Entitlements Calculator for Central Government Employees

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7th Pay Commission Pay and Entitlements Calculator for Central Government Employees

7th CPC Pay and Entitlement Calculator

One of the popular website among Central Government Employees and Pensioners, provided here a simple and elegant calculator for Central Government Employees to know their individual Pay, Allowances and Entitlements recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission.

Visitors are requested to write comments on this functioning to help to serve better after implementation of 7th CPC.

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Affected Pre-2006 Pensioners will get arrears from 1.1.2006 due to qualifying service issue – PCDA Circulars on 8.4.2016

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Affected Pre-2006 Pensioners will get arrears from 1.1.2006 due to qualifying service issue – PCDA Circulars on 8.4.2016

The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) issued an order regarding the arrears payment for the affected pre-2006 pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006.

“All pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) are therefore, requested to revise the pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 06-04-2016 w.e.f 01.01.2006. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.”

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – PCDA pension circular C-149

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD – 211014
Toll Free No. 1800-180-5321

Circular No: C-149

No:-GI/C/0198/Vol-V/Tech
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad – 211014
Dated:- 08/04/2016

To,
The Treasury Officer
The PO-Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
The PO-Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)
The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer
————————————–
Pay & Accounts Officer
————————————–
Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)
Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan
The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)
All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.
All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.

Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – reg.

Reference: This officer Important Circulars No. 102 dated 11.02.2013 & C-144 dated 14-08-2015.

Attention of all Pension Disbursing Authorities is invited to above cited circulars wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and Pensions, Deptt of P&PQ OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A,) dated 28 January, 2013 w.e.f 01.01.2006. According to these orders “The revised pension of the pre-2006 pensioners shall not be less than 50% off the minimum of the pay band + grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008, Subject to the pension so arrived will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs. 3500/- p.m”.

(2) Now, GOI, Ministry of P, PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued order under their OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW (A) dated 6th April, 2016, that “The revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008 without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.” Accordingly, Para 5 of the OM dated 28.01.2013 would stand deleted. The arrears of revised pension would be payable with effect from 01.01.2006.

(3) In case the consolidated pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 01-09-2008 is higher than the pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM dated 6th April, 2016, the same (higher consolidated pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension.

(4) All other conditions as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

(5) All pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) are therefore, requested to revise the pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 06-04-2016 w.e.f 01.01.2006. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.

(6) Where the PDAs are in doubt in regulating the payment of revised pension under these orders, the cases with full details of pensioner and PPO number etc. may be referred to Audit Section of this office for advice and further action.

sd/-
(Dr.Upinderbir Singh)
Dy. CD A (P)


Authority: www.pcdapension.nic.in



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Tax benefit available under National Pension System (NPS) – AIRF

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Tax benefit available under National Pension System (NPS) – AIRF

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 31/2016
No 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4
Dated: 07.04.2016
The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Tax benefit available under National Pension System (NPS)

A copy of Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA)’s letter No.PFRDA/23/CORP/20/5 dated 25.02.2016 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. The contents of the letter regarding opening of e-NPS account shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. ·

2. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director Finance, (Estt.)lll,
Railway Board.

Source: AIRF




7th Central Pay Commission and the Arrears

OROP Anomalies : Write your views and suggestions to MoD and DESW

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OROP Anomalies : Write your views and suggestions to MoD and DESW

Public Notice for addressing anomalies on One Rank One Pension (OROP)

F. No. 12(39)/2015/D(Pen/Pol)(Part-V)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)
New Delhi, Dated 13.04.2016

Public Notice for addressing anomalies on One Rank One Pension (OROP)

Government of India, Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare vide notification No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)/Part-II dated 07.11.2015 issued orders for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for Defence pensioners. Detailed implementation orders of OROP with 101 tables containing revised pensions of different ranks and categories have also been issued by MoD, DESW vide order No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)-Part-II dated 03.02.2016 and uploaded on the website of DESW at www.desw.gov.in. The Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) have been authorized to carry out revision of pension of pre 1.7.2014 pensioners drawing pension as on 1.7.2014 in terms of MoD order dated 3.2.2016 with applicable rates of Dearness relief without calling for any applications from the pensioners and without any further authorization from the Pension Sanctioning Authorities concerned.

2. All affected Defence Forces pensioners of various categories, Pensioners’ Association and all concerned authorities are requested to take note of these orders for their information and further necessary action.

3. In order to take cognizance of anomalies that may arise in implementation of OROP orders, its implication on service matters including inter-services issues, Government has appointed a one-member Judicial committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court vide MoD notification No. 12(01)/2014-D (pen/Pol)-Part¬II dated 14th December, 2015.

4. Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, Defence Pensioners’ Associations can submit their representation, suggestions/views on the revised pension as notified under above orders, to the MoD, DESW through post or by email at addresses mentioned below by 29th April 2016

Postal Address: Under Secretary/D(Pension/Policy)
Room No. 220A, ‘B’ Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011

Email ID: us-pen-pol@desw.gov.in

(R.K. Arora)
Under Secretary (Pension/Policy)
Tele: 01123012973


Authority: www.desw.gov.in



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NFIR write to Railway Board to settle the issue of stepping up of pay of Seniors drawing less pay than the Juniors

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NFIR write to Railway Board to settle the issue of stepping up of pay of Seniors drawing less pay than the Juniors

Stepping up of pay of Seniors drawing less pay than the Juniors consequent on fixation of pay due to implementation of 6th CPC recommendations between Direct Recruits and Promotees – item no. 8 and para no. 20 & 21 of the Record Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2014

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

Dated: 1110412016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Stepping up of pay of Seniors drawing less pay than the Juniors consequent on fixation of pay due to implementation of 6th CPC recommendations between Direct Recruits and Promotees – item no. 8 and para no. 20 & 21 of the Record Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2014.

NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/6th CPC/Main10/Pt. 11 dated 10/11/2014 addressed to Secretary/DoP&T and copies endorsed to Secretary (Pers), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and Secretary (E), Railway Board.

(ii) DoP&T’s O.M. No. 1046768/2015-Estt(Pay-1) dated 9th March, 2015 addressed to Railway Ministry and copy endorsed to NFIR.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/6th CPC/Main10/Part 11 dated 15/04/2015 & 02/03/2016.

(iv) Railway Board’ s letter No.PC-VI/2010/I/RSRP/1 daIed 22/03/2016.

The’reply vide Board’s letter dated, 22/03/2016, in response to NFIR’s letter dated 02/03/2016, is disappointing as the Railway Board have failed to appreciate the situation narrated by the Federation to the Secretary, DoP&T in its letter dated 10/11/2014, to which the DoP&T responded as under:-

‘ “Department of Expenditure had, after the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee, allowed stepping up of pay to promotees with reference to Direct Recruits subject to certain conditions, including there being an element of direct recruitment, an actual junior receiving more pay etc. They’ however, decided that no general order be issued. Accordingly, Ministry of Railways may take up the matter with the Department of Expenditure for issuing of instructions, if any”.

It is needless to mention that the action as mentioned above is needed to be taken at the level of Railway Ministry (Railway Board) for which reference needs to be made to the Department of Expenditure for the purpose of issuing instructions in favour of Railway employees. This is also clear from the fact that the issue was raised in the Standing Committee meeting of NC/JCM held on 07th May 2014 refer Item No. 8 (Para 20 & 21) of the record note of the meeting. Federation is sad to point out that the Railway Board instead of taking action as per the minutes of Standing Committee meeting of NC/JCM has acted differently and have sent a copy of Board’s instructions dated 17/02/2010 to the Federation, which are not at all related to the issue involved. however without examining the issue in consultation with the Department of Expenditure.

Federation once again desires to re-iterate that already a period of more than one year has passed, unfortunately, the action needed to be taken in the matter at Board’s level has not been taken yet.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to take action as indicated by the DoP&T and formulate a proposal to the Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) in consultation with the Federation.

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

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Source: NFIR



7th Central Pay Commission and the Arrears

Revised rates of Allowances can be included in 7th Pay Commission Arrears calculation?

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Revised rates of Allowances can be included in 7th Pay Commission Arrears calculation?

7th CPC Pay and Arrears Calculator and Allowances

Revised rates of Allowances can be included in 7th Pay Commission Arrears calculation?

The Central Government employees know the fact from their past experience that the Allowances will not be given retrospective effect whenever it is got implemented. In Previous Pay Commissions, the increased amount in Allowances like HRA and TA will not be added in the Arrears because all the revised rates of Allowances are paid with effect from the date of Notification issued.

If the Notification issued on 1st July 2016, it is not sure whether the government will implement the revised rate of Allowance from January 2016. The Central Staffs will be at loss of six Months Arrears in respect of revised rates of Allowances if it is implemented with effect from the date of issue of Notification. Difference in the Basic Pay alone will be paid as Arrears. Finally, the period of delay in issuing Notification will make the CG Employees lose their increased amount in Allowance for that particular period.

It is upto the bargaining power of Government and Federations that decides the effective date for payment of Revised Allowances

It is therefore, now the expectation of central government employees focused especially on date of Notification and amount of Arrears they will be getting after the implementation of 7th pay commission. They now started calculating the 7th pay commission arrears. Until now it is not clear that when will the notification be issued for implementation of pay panel report.




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