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Monday, July 25, 2016

Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners: PCDA

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Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners: PCDA

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension),
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No. 184
No. AT/Tech/70-XXIV
Dated: 06.06.2016
Sub: Issue of Pension Slip to Defence Pensioners/family pensioners.

Attention is drawn to RBI letter No. DGBA.GAD. N o. H-10975/45.05.031/2006-07 dated January 9, 2007 instructing all the agencies banks to issue pension slip to all the Armed Forces Personnel/Defence Civilian Pensioners including family pensioners at the commencement of pension and thereafter whenever there is a change in the quantum of pension. RBI’s above instruction was also forwarded by this office to all banks vide this office circular N o. 128 dt. 13.07.2007.

Besides above, whenever any circular was issued by this office after 6th CPC implementation, Pension Disbursing Agencies were requested to send intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension to this office in the format prescribed with the circular concerned. Pension Disbursing Agencies were simultaneously requested to provide invariably a copy of the said format to the pensioner concerned. A brief details of circulars issued and format prescribed for intimation of revision to be carried out by PDA to this office as well as pensioners is given below.

Sl.No.
Circular No. & date
Proforma
1.
397 dt.18.11.2008
Annexure – IV
2.
430 dt.10.03.2010
Annexure - C
3.
501 dt. 17.01.2013
 Annexure - D
4.
502 dt. 17.01.2013
 Annexure - C
5.
555 dt. 04.02.2016
 Annexure - B
6.
57 dt. 17.09.2008
 Annexure - II

However, it has been brought to the notice of this office that Pension Disbursing Agencies are not providing the details of revised pension/family pension to the pensioners/family pensioners. Thereby due to lack of knowledge pensioners are not sure about correctness of the amount of the arrears being paid to them and most of them have a sense of suspicion against the revision.

To overcome above suspicion, it is requested that an explanatory sheet as per the enclosed format may be provided to all defence pensioners/family pensioners invariably.

(Abhishek Singh)
Asst.CDA (P)


Authority: http://pcdapension.nic.in/

Frequently Observed Shortcomings in TA / DA Claims

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Frequently Observed Shortcomings in TA / DA Claims

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers)

TRANSPORTATION WING

FREQUENTLY OBSERVED SHORTCOMINGS IN TA/DA CLAIMS

I TEMP DUTY CLAIMS:

II PMT DUTY


III LTC Claims

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Taxable and Non-Taxable Elements of Pay and Allowances

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Taxable and Non-Taxable Elements of Pay and Allowances

List of Taxable Elements of Pay

Taxable Element of Pay : Provisions are applicable equally for monthly payment of Allowances as well as arrears for the said head of Pay/Allowances.

Non-Taxable Elements of Pay : Salary for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP (w.e.f. 01 Sep 08) + DA + NPA (if any).

Sl. No.
Taxable Elements of Pay
1.
Pay in the Pay Band
2.
Grade Pay
3.
Military Service Pay
4.
Dearness Allowance
5.
Non-Practicing Allowance (if any)
6.
Hazard/Special Hazard Pay
7.
Para Allowance/Para Reserve Allowance/Special Commando Allowance
8.
City Compensatory Allowance
9.
Deputation (Duty) Allowance (If any)
10.
Reimbursement of Furniture
11.
 Reimbursement of Water
12.
Reimbursement of Electricity
13.
Technical Allowance
14.
Qualification Pay
15.
Special Action Group Allowance (on posting to National Security Guard)
16.
Technical Pay
17.
Language Allowance
18.
Qualification Grant
19.
Language Award
20.
Flying Allowance
21.
Leave Encashment on LTC
22.
Specialist Allowance
23.
Test Pilot Allowance
24.
Instructor Allowance
25.
 Flight Test Allowance
26.
Security Allowance
27.
Strategic Force Allowance

Sl No.
Non-Taxable element of Pay
Authority
Limit of Exemption
1.
Gallantary Award
A.O. 46/79;U/S 10 (18)(i) of IT Actsw.e.f. 1947
Fully Exempt
2.
Entertainment Allowance
U/S 16 (ii) of IT Act w.e.f.01/04/81
 A sums equal to1/5th of
salary(excluding any allowance/benefit) orRs.5000/- per annum whichever isless.
3.
 Leave Travel Concession (LTC)
U/S 10 (5) of IT Act w.e.f.01/04/89
Actual Expenditure upto the limit of entitlement
4.
Foreign Allowance
U/S 10 (7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
5.
Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA)
AO 395/74and U/S 10(7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
6.
Servant Wages Allowance along with BCA
 AO 395/74 and U/S 10 (7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
7.
Purchase of Crockery/Cutlery/Glassware
U/S 10 (7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
8.
Outfit allowance on posting to Embassy
 U/S 10 (7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
9.
Arrears of Cash Grant – Foreign Allowance (Nepal)
 U/S 10 (7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
10.
Myanmar Allowance
U/S 10 (7) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
11.
Representation Grant for use of crockery set
U/S 10 (7) of Act
Fully Exempt
12.
Encashment of Leave on retirement whether on superannuation/voluntary
retirement/release/invalidment etc.
U/S 10 (10AA) (i) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/78
Fully Exempt
13.
House Rent Allowance/House Rent Reimbursement (HRA/HRR)
 U/S 10 (13A) of IT Act w.e.f.06/10/1964;
Limit of exemption as per Rule 2A of IT Rules
*Quantum of exemption is least of the following – a) For Bombay/Kolkata/Delhi Chennai i) Allowance actually received. ii) Rent paid in excess of 10% of salary iii) 50% of salary b) For other cities i) Allowance
actually received. ii) Rent paid in excess of 10% of salary. iii) 40% of salary
14.
Children Education Allowance
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl No.5 of the IT Rules
Rs.100/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2 children.
15.
Hostel Subsidy
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule
2BB (2) – Table Sl No.6 of the IT Rules, Rs.300/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2 children
16.
 Siachen Allowance
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) –Table Sl No.1 (II) of
the IT Rules
Rs.7000/ per month w.e.f. 01/08/1997
17.
Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.2 of the IT Rules
Category I – SCA ‘A’ – Rs.1300/- per month Category III – SCA ‘B’ –
Rs.1050/- per month. Category IV – SCA ‘C’ –Rs.750/- per month. Category VI – SCA ‘D’ – Rs.200/- per month.
18.
Compensatory Field Area Allowance
 (CFAA) U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT
Act and Rule
2BB (2) – Table Sl No.7 of the IT Rules Rs.2600/- per month w.e.f.01/05/1999
19.
 Compensatory Modified Field
Area Allowance (CMFAA)
 U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl No.8 of the IT Rules
Rs.1000/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
20.
Any Special Allowance in the nature of Counter Insurgency Allowance
(SCCIA)
 U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.9 of the IT Rules
Rs.3900/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
21.
 Transport Allowance granted to
meet expenditure for the purpose of commuting between place of residence and
duty
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.10 of the IT Rules
 For whole of India – Rs.1600/- per month
22.
 Transport Allowance granted to
a blind or orthopedically handicapped employee with disability of lower
extremities  to meet expenditure for
the purpose of commuting between place of residence and duty
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule
For Whole of India – Rs.3200/- per month 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.11 of the IT Rules
23.
High Altitude Uncongenial Climate Allowance (HAUCA)
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) Table Sl.No.13 of the IT Rules
For areas of (a)Altitude of 9000 to 15000 feet (HAUCA ‘I) – Rs.1060/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999 (b)Altitude above 15000 feet (HAUCA ‘II’ & ‘III) – Rs.1600/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999.
24.
 Highly Active Field Area
Allowance (HAFA)
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) –Table Sl.No.14 of the IT Rules
Rs.4200/- per month
25.
Island (duty) Allowance granted to the members of Armed Forces
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.15 of the IT Rules.
For Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep group of islands – Rs.3250/- per month inserted w.e.f. 29/02/2000.
26.
Outfit Allowance (Initial/Renewal)
 U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of IT Rules.
 Fully Exempt
27.
Compensation for the change of uniform
U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of the IT Rules
Fully Exempt
28
. Kit Maintenance Allowance
U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) of the IT Rules
 Fully Exempt
29.
Uniform Allowance (MNS)
U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of the IT Rules
Fully Exempt
30.
Special Winter Uniform Allowance
 U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of the IT Rules
 Fully Exempt
31.
 Reimbursement of Medical
Expenses
U/S 17 (2) (viii) (v) of IT Act
Actual expenditure upto Rs.15000/- per annum.
32.
Any payment from Provident Fund
 U/S 10 (11) of IT Act
Fully Exempt
33.
Payment of Compensation – Disability Pension
CBDT F.No. 200/51/99- ITA1 dated 02 Jul 2001
Fully Exempt.


DISCLAIMER: The above provisions are with the understanding and interpretation of IT Act 1961/IT Rules as amended and instructions issued by CBDT from time to time. Rules, provisions, further amendments and clarifications are issued by IT department/CBDT only and this office does not have any role in framing the same except IT deductions at source with reference to them.

Authority: www.pcdaopune.gov.in

7th Pay Commission Implementation Hidden facts

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7th Pay Commission Implementation Hidden facts

After the Cabinet approval, the Finance Minister tweeted, “Congratulations to central government officers, employees & pensioners on a historic rise in their salary & allowances through the 7th Pay Commission.”

The Central Government Employees were dismayed by this tweet and wondered how it was described as historic rise. There are so many hidden facts in the cabinet approval for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

1. What did the Empowered Committee of secretaries do in Sixth months and what did they recommend? There was nothing mentioned about the report of this committee submitted to Cabinet and Whether the cabinet considered the ECoS recommendations or not.

2. This is the first time in the Pay Commission History that Pay Commission recommendation are going to be implemented in staggered manner. Only Basic Pay alone will be revised. All other Allowances will be revised after four months.

3. After second Pay Commission, this is the lowest hike recommended in Pay Scale. Just 14.27%. 30% hike is expected invariably by all cg employees.

4. This is the first time the central government employees are not so excited about the Hike recommended in 7th pay Commission and its Implementation. The reasons are, Very Minimal hike and Implementation of Allowances is deferred.

5. There was an anomaly in sixth pay Commission in granting Annual Increment for the New entrant. If the Govt Servants recruited in the first six months of the year from January 2nd to June 30th, the Annual Increment will be granted on 1st July of next year (i.e after 13 to 18 Months ) .This anomaly is also not addressed by 7th Pay Commission.

6. To address this issue, NCJCM proposed Two Increment dates i.e on 1st January and 1st July . This is not considered by Govt.

7. The Sixth CPC has recommended to grant MACP on Grade Pay Hierarchy. Many Court Cases are won by Govt servants in favour of granting MACP on Promotional hierarchy. But this issue also not considered by Govt and 7th Pay Commission.

8. The Central Government Employees were shocked by the recommendation of reducing the Rates of HRA to 24%, 16% and 8%. Adding further fuel to the fire, the reduced allowances are also not implemented with immediate effect.

9. The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. But the CG Employees welcomed the Pay Commission recommendation in CGEGIS, as it is providing high risk cover. But it is turn down by Government.

10. The only positive fact in 7th Pay Commission Recommendation is its PAY MATRIX. In Sixth Pay Commission, there was disparity in Pay fixation for promotes and new Entrants. The Entry Pay fixed for particular Grade to the New Recruits is higher than the Pay fixed for the Govt Servants promoted to that same Grade. This issue is somehow addressed in 7th Pay Commission by fixing Entry Pay for all Levels in New Pay Matrix.

7th CPC Notification – CG employees are Expecting Eagerly

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7th CPC Notification – CG employees are Expecting Eagerly

It is expected that Finance Ministry will issue necessary order and Notifications to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as soon as possible.

7th Pay Commission is become interesting news for not only CG employees but the people across the country. Very important reason for this is Press Media. Every day at least one Daily writes an Article about 7th CPC news based on hearsay and it never missed to attract everyone.

To defuse the Indefinite strike called by NJCA , the Central Government assured NJCA that the Govt will constitute four committees to look into the important demands raised by NJCA. Based on the Press release issued by Finance Ministry, NJCA decided to defer the Indefinite Strike.

Though there are 26 Demands placed before the government, the issues of Minimum Pay, Fitment factor and HRA are mostly expected to be settled.

How much it will be increased from 18000 is the main point of discussion among CG employees and it is noteworthy that Govt also approved the uniform Fitment factor 2.57 to All grades as recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

In case the Proposed Committee recommends to increase the Minimum Pay to 19000 or more than this, subsequently Fitment factor also may be revised. As recommended by 7th Pay commission, the Committee also can use the following method to arrive the Fitment factor as per the increase in Minimum Pay

18000/7000 = 2.57

19000/7000 = 2.71

20000/7000 = 2.85

21000/7000 = 3.00

If the Minimum Pay is increased, the Fitment factor also has to be increased. Based on the New Fitment factor, the existing pay of CG employees will be revised.

Read also: 7th Pay Commission Defence Pay & Allowances Calculator
For example If, Basic Pay of a Govt Servant is Rs.10000(including Grade Pay of Rs.1900), His revised pay as per 7 th CPC will be 10000 x 2.57 = 25700 ( to be fixed as 26000 as per Pay Matrix Table)

As per the above fitment factors, the Basic Pay will be revised like this..

10000 x 2.71 =27100

10000 x 2.85 = 28500

10000 x 3 = 30000

From the above example it is obvious that Pay matrix also to be modified as per fitment factor.

There is also expectation on HRA that the 7th CPC recommended rates i.e 8%, 16% and 24% would be restored to the existing rates of 10, 20 and 30 percent respectively.

In the meantime, everybody is thinking about what are all the Provisions are incorporated in the 7th CPC Notification. We will have to wait to see the impact of the Notification to be issued by Finance ministry amidst expectations and doubts.

7th CPC Fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57 – Agitation against Central Government’s anti employees polices – BPMS

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7th CPC Fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57 – Agitation against Central Government’s anti employees polices – BPMS

Agitation against Central Government’s anti employees polices; Delhi March on 29 Aug 2016


Ref: BPMS / CIRCULAR / 17th TC / 08
Dated: 19.07.2016
To,
The President/General Secretary
Unions Affiliated to the Federation.
Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members
BPMS

Subject: Agitation against Central Government’s anti employees polices; Delhi March on 29 Aug 2016.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Sadar Namaskar,

All of you know that Government approved the recommendations of 7th CPC without any change in Cabinet Meeting on 29.06.2016. But Government did not pay heed to resolve the objections raised by the federations affiliated to BMS.

On the call of GENC we extended our moral support to indefinite strike proposed by NJCA which was scheduled to commence on 11 July 2016. But NJCA deceived the employees and called off the strike without any genuine settlement. NJCA proved itself incapable to get the problems of employees redressed and bowed before pressure exerted by Government.

Since neither any anomaly of earlier pay commissions has been resolved nor any demand related to 7th CPC has been accepted so far. In such situation GENC has decided to lead and conduct a humongous rally at Parliament in Delhi on 29 Aug 2016 to get resolved issues related to 7th CPC. Being a constituent of GENC this federation has also decided to be part of it to exert pressure on Government to redress the anomalies and settle the genuine demands made by us.

Therefore, you are requested to take part in the rally with massive number of supporters. The venue of Rally is Jantar Mantar and the programme is scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm. All the arrangements related to accommodation and lodging should be made by union itself.

Your support for tremendous success of the programme is solicited. The charter of demands (Annexure – A) has been attached.

Thanking you.

Enclosed: As mentioned

Brotherly yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Tenure of committee (constituted for 7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula) should be reduced to 2 months – BPMS

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Annexure – ‘A’

1. Minimum Pay should be enhanced to Rs. 24000/- in place of Rs.18000/-.

2. The fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57

3. Annual increment should be 5% in place of 3%.

4. Five financial upgradations in promotional hierarchy should be granted within the period of 30 years of Service under MACP scheme.

5. Pay Scales of Group ‘C’ employees should be merged and upgraded. Grade Pay  1900 and Grade Pay 2000 should be merged and upgraded to 2400 further Grade Pay 2400 and Grade Pay 2800 should be merged.

6. For Promotion, MACP and Annual Increment the Benchmark ‘Very Good’ should be scrapped and it should be given on the Benchmark ‘Good’ as it was earlier.

7. HRA should be granted at rate of 15, 25 and 35% and it should be granted without any delay.

8. The tenure of committee, constituted for Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, should be reduced to 2 months.

9. Scrap NPS and restored CCS (pension rules) for the employees who have been appointed on or after 01-01- 2004.

10. Scrap FDI in Defence and Railway.

Source: BPMS

Need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased – Confederation

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Need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased – Confederation

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

REPLY OF THE FINANCE MINISTER IN RAJYA SABHA

Dear Comrades,

We are reproducing below the reply given by the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on 19-07-2016 —

The Finance Minister has made it clear that “the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Associations and it would be the endeavor of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.”

Regarding increasing of the multiplication factor, the Finance Minister replied that:

“no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present’

The assurance given to the NJCA leaders by the Group of Ministers (including Finance Minister) on 30-06-2016 is that enhancement in minimum pay and fitment factor (multiplication factor) will be considered favourably by the Government, once the proposal in this regard is submitted to Government by the proposed “High Level Committee” within four months. Hence, the matter will come for the “consideration” of the Govt. only after submission of the report by the High Level Committee.
In that sense, technically, the reply of the Finance Minister that “at present” there is no such proposal under consideration of the Government, may not be taken in a different manner and we need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased.
However, giving due importance to the concerns expressed by many of our comrades and grass-root level leaders, the NJCA will discuss this issue shortly and take appropriate decision. NJCA is keenly observing the move of the Govt. and any going back from the assurances given by the Group of Ministers or any betrayal of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 40 lakhs pensioners by the NDA Govt., shall result in revival of the deferred strike by the NJCA and Government will be solely responsible for all consequences.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation

Source: Confederation

Questions raised in Parliament regarding 7th CPC Notification and Fitment Factor

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Questions raised in Parliament regarding 7th CPC Notification and Fitment Factor

7th Central Pay Commission recommendations

The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.

The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances

Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.

In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.

This was stated by the Minister of Finance Shri.Arun Jaitley in a written reply to a question by the Shri Neeraj Shekhar in the Rajya Sabha on 19.7.2016.



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