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Friday, August 05, 2016

Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment – DPPW orders

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Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment – DPPW orders

No.4/38/2008-P&PW (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan

New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 4th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies – Stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f. 1.01.2006 for the purpose of Dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners.

Orders for revision of 1/3rd restored pension of absorbees, who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption, were issued vide this Department OM. of even number dated 15.9.2008 as amended/ modified vide OM No. 4/30/2010-P&PW(D) dated 11.07.2013. As per these memorandums, the full pension of the absorbees was notionally revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008. The payment of DR and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full pension.

2. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of the pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012. Accordingly, the notional full pension of the absorbee pensioners was also stepped up w.e.f 24.09.2012 in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid OM dated 28.1.2013 vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 03.04.2013.

3. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 30.07.2015 for revision of pension/ family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/ family pensioners in accordance with this Department’s OM dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 1.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012. Accordingly, the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners was also revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 30.07.2015 w.e.f. 1.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012 for purpose of payment of dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners vide this Department’s OM of even no. Dated 17.02.2016.

4. Instructions have now been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW(A) dated 6.04.2016 that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the 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 without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. Accordingly, the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners would also be revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 6.04.2016 w.e.f. 1.01.2006 and dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners would be admissible on such notional revised full pension. There will, however, be no change in the actual 1/3rd restored pension determined in accordance with the OM dated 15.09.2008 read with OM dated 11.07.2013.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their l.D. No. 1(5)/E.V/2012 dated 4.07.2016.

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(Harjit Singh)
Director

Option for Revising 7th CPC pay on Increment date is Beneficial in Rare cases

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Option for Revising 7th CPC pay on Increment date is Beneficial in Rare cases

Workout before Giving Option for Revising 7th CPC Pay

Giving Option for revision of 7th CPC Pay is a must and important thing to be done by Central Government Employees in respect of implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Your 7th CPC Pay will be revised as per the Option you choose to revise your Pay

There are Two options provided in option form

1 . I ___________________________________ hereby elect the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January 2016

2. I, __________________________________ hereby elect to continue on Pay band and Grade Pay of my substantive / officiating post mentioned below until:
* the date of my next increment/the date of my subsequent increment raising my pay to Rs ________________ / I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing pay structure / the date of my next promotion/upgradation to the post of _________________________

Normally it has been advised by the administrative Department that …

For Option -I

The Government servants those who are not getting Promotion or Upgradation between 1st January 2016 to 1st July 2016 should select No.1 Option i.e electing to revise the Pay with effect from 1.1.2016

For Option -II

The Government servants those who got Promotion / upgradation in the Period between 2st January 2016 and 1st July 2016 will have to select any one of the conditions given in Option No.2 after working out their Pay as per the choices given. Because which Option is beneficial to them is depends on the Basic Pay and Period of Service in the Pre revised Scale. The cases may vary individual to individual.

It is to be noted that one can choose to revise his pay from his next Increment date in Normal Conditions also. Because if revising the pay after granting one increment is beneficial than revising pay from 1st January 2016, he will be allowed to choose the option of I elect to continue on Pay band and Grade Pay of my substantive post until the date of my next increment.

It is observed that selecting revising pay from the Date of next increment in second Option is beneficial in rare cases.

But one important thing to be kept in mind before opting Options other than 1st January 2016

In all Options other than 1st January 2016 YOU SHOULD BE READY TO FORGO ARREARS FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1ST JANUARY TO THE DATE YOU SELECT TO REVISE YOUR PAY.

If you are ready to forego arrears, then you calculate your pay on 1st January 2016 and 1st July 2016 with an increment and select which one is beneficial to you and go according to that.

How to calculate in normal conditions if there is no promotion involved…

A. As on 1.1.2016

Your Basic Pay x 2.57
And Select the Cell same or nearest Higher to this amount arrived at in corresponding Level

B. As on 1.7.2016 after One Increment in sixth CPC

Your Basic Pay x 2.57
And Select the Cell same or nearest Higher to this amount arrived at in corresponding Level

If A is Higher than B, you can select No. 1 option i.e Revising the Pay with effect from 1st January 2016
If B is Higher than A , You can select the date of my next increment Date in Option no.2. i.e Revising the Pay with effect from 1st July 2016

Resolution for Revising Pension in 7th CPC will be issued soon

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Resolution for Revising Pension in 7th CPC will be issued soon

The notification for revising Pension benefits in Sixth CPC had been issued on the same day of the Gazette Notification issued for revising the Pay and Allowances of Serving employees.

The Sixth CPC had submitted its Report on 24 th March 2008 and exactly after five months, the Central Government issued Notification for Implementation of Sixth CPC report on 29-8- 2008. The same day Resolution for Revising Pension had also been issued by Department of Pension.

When Gazette Notification for implementation of 7 th Pay Commission Recommendation published on 25 July 2016, it was expected that the Notification for Revising Pension in 7 th CPC would also be published. But unexpectedly, on 25 th July 2016, there was no such Resolution or notification issued for revising Pension as per 7 th CPC recommendation.

It is very difficult to understand the reason behind the delay in issuing Resolution for Revising Pension. The Press Note titled ‘Cabinet Decisions on implementation of the recommendation of 7 th Pay Commission’ issued by Ministry Finance states

“ The general recommendations of the Commission on pension and related benefits have been approved by the Cabinet. Both the options recommended by the Commission as regards pension revision have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately. A Committee is being constituted to address the implementation issues anticipated in the first formulation. The first formulation may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by proposed Committee which is to submit its Report within 4 months.”

It has been clearly stated in the Cabinet Decisions that “Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately”

The Pensioners Welfare Associations need to clear the doubt of the Pensioners that why the Resolution has not been issued so far. Whether they have been informed about the delay? and what is the reason for the delay in issuing Resolution for Revising pension?

7th CPC Minimum wage and Multiplier Factor – NFIR takes up issue with FM

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7th CPC Minimum wage and Multiplier Factor – NFIR takes up issue with FM

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC(Imp)/2016/MoF
Dated : 01/08/2016
Shri Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
(Government of India),
North Block,
Raisina Hills,
NewDelhi- 110001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Seventh CPC Report – Minimum wage and Multiplier Factor for Central Government Employees – reg.

At the outset, NFIR conveys its sincere thanks to you for the statement issued by the Finance Ministry at 20:50 Hrs on 6th July 2016 that the issues relating to pay scales raised would be considered by a High Level Committee. NFIR is also thankful for your free and frank discussions with us on 30th June 2016 at the residence of Hon’ble Home Minister wherein Hon’ble Railway Minister Sh. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of, State for Railways Sh. Manoj Sinha, took part.

NFIR further mentions that the Finance Ministry has since issued notifications on the basis of Union Cabinet’s decisions dated.29th June 2016 for implementation of revised Pay Matrices and pay fixation etc. The Railway employees numbering over 1.3 million are anxiously awaiting for setting up of High Level Committee which would facilitate Employees’ Federations to explain the logic and merits for revision of minimum wage and the multiplier factor.

The NFIR, therefore, requests you to kindly take initiative for constituting High Level Committee at the earliest. It may also be appreciated that the “strike action” by the Central Government Employees which include Railway employees was deferred on the night of 6th July 2016, after the statement for setting up of the High Level Committee was released by the Finance Ministry. In view of this, it would be necessary to set up the High Level Committee without further delay.

With regards,

Yours faithfully,
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(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source :NFIR

OROP Scheme – Notification issued by the Judicial Committee on 2.8.2016

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OROP Scheme – Notification issued by the Judicial Committee on 2.8.2016

Notification issued by the Judicial Committee on OROP

Date: 02.08.2016 
New Delhi

Government of India in Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen, constituted through is order dated 14.12.2015, a Committee to examine and make recommendations on references pertaining to the implementation of OROP scheme, framed by them. A public notice was issued on 13.04.2016, inviting representations from Defence forces, Pensioners/Family Pensioners, Defence Pensioners Associations by 29.04.2016 regarding anomalies, if any, in implementation of the scheme. The date of receiving representations was extended upto 15.05.2016.

2. Taking into account, the various representations that were received in response to the public notice, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence referred the following questions to the Commission, through their letter dated 20th July, 2016.

(i) Whether the benefit of OROP is to be extended to Reservists.
(ii) Whether the decision to grant benefit of MACP under OROP only to Pensioners who have actually earned requires any modification.
(iii) Whether pension tables for more than 33 years of qualifying service are to be prepared.
(iv) Whether the methodology followed for fixation of pension under ORRP in the absence of actual retirees in the same rank and same qualifying service for the below mentioned categories requires any modification:

(a) Regular Lt. & Capt. Getting same pension as Honorary Lieutenant & Captain.
(b)Doctors of AMC/ADC/RVC for the rank of Lieutenant, Captain & Major under OROP getting same as Hony Lt & Hony Capt.
(c) Doctors of AMC/ADC/RVC for the rank getting lower than the regular commissioned officers of the rank of Major.
(d) TA personnel for the rank of Captain/Major and Lt Col getting the same pension.
(e) Lieutenant/Captain and Major in MNS category where data is blank.
(f) Rank of Major in Regular Commissioned Officers getting less than Major in EC and SSC category.

(v) Whether the methodology followed for fixation of pension under OROP for invalidated out war injury pensioners and liberalized family pensioners requires any modification in pension fixation formula.

(vi) Whether in the case of JCO/ORS, the pension is to be paid on the basis of the last rank held instead of last rank pensioned under OROP.

3. The Commission proposes to have the benefit of the views of Defence Forces pensioners, Family Pensioners, as well as the three service Headquarters of Army, Navy and Air Force, to enable it to submit a report on the questions referred to it.

With a view to facilitate and enable the Ex-servicemen to make the representations at places easily accessible to them, it is proposed; to hold the hearings at the following places where the density of ex­servicemen/pensioners is high; and on the dates indicated below:

S.No.
Place of Visit
Date of Visit
1
Chandigarh
17.08.2016
2
Jammu
18.08.2016
3
Delhi
19.08.2016
4
Bengaluru
22.08.2016
5
Chennai
23.08.2016
6
Kochi
24.08.2016
7
Visakhapatanam
26.08.2016
8
Pune
29.08.2016
9
Ahmedabad
3.08.2016
10
Jaipur
31.08.2016
11
Yol Himachal
02.09.2016
12
Dehradun
06.09.2016
13
Lucknow
07.09.2016
14
Patna (Danapur)
08.09.2016
15
Guwahati
13.09.2016
16
Kolkata
14.09.2016
17
Gopalpur/Balasore Bhubneshwar
15.09.2016
18
Bhopal
20.09.2016
19
Hyderabad
21.09.2016

Such of the Ex-Servicemen/Associations who intend to appear before the commissions to make representations, may avail the facility at the stations mentioned above nearest to their places of their residence. The timings of the sittings at each place and the venue will be informed shortly before the sittings at the concerned place.

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(Justice L.Narasimha Reddy)

Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/

Seeding of bank accounts of pensioners with Aadhaar numbers – Pensioners Portal Orders

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Seeding of bank accounts of pensioners with Aadhaar numbers – Pensioners Portal Orders

No.1-11011/147/2015-DBT
Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat
DBT Mission

4th Floor, Shivaji Stadium Annxexe,
Connaought Place, New Delhi
Dated: 16.03.16

Office Memorandum

Subject : Seeding of bank accounts of pensioners with Aadhaar numbers — reg.

Kindly refer to 0.M. no.1/18/2015-P&PW (E) dated 10.03.16 suggesting for providing multiple bank accounts seeding with Aadhaar number. Following points may be noted in this regard:-

(i) DBT Mission requested D/o Financial Services to examine possibility of seeding PMJDY account with Aadhdar number to be used as primary account (single account) for all government benefits to be transferred.

(ii) The present design of NPCI mapper provides for all payments to single bank account to Aadhaar number under Addhadr Payment Bridge (APB), though multiple accounts can be linked Aadhaar.

2. In vies of above, DP&PW may examine possibility of converting Pensioners’ accounts into PMJDY account. Regarding the issue of payment to multiple accounts through APB, the matter may be taken with DFS, NPCI and UIDAI.

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(Peeyush Kumar)
Joint Secretary (DBT)

Authority: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases of autonomous bodies – Finmin Orders

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Exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases of autonomous bodies – Finmin Orders

No.19024/1/2009-E.IV
Govermrneni of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 26th July, 2016

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers of administrative Ministry/ Department to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases of autonomous bodies— reg.

Reference is invited to Para ‘2’ of Department of Expenditures O.M. of even number dated 07.06.2016, which provides that powers, which were vested with Ministry of Civil Aviation to accord exemption for Air travel, both domestic and international, by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability, have been delegated to the Financial Advisers (FA) of the administrative Ministries/Departments and that in respect of the individual cases of Autonomous bodies, the FAs of the concerned Ministry/Department will accord exemption for Air travel by Airlines other than Air India.

2. Several references are being received in this Departinenl seeking further delegation of powers to FAs of Autonomous bodies/statutory organisations, to accord approval to travel in any Airlines other than Air India, in individual cases covering that Autonomous body/statutory organisation.

3. It is hereby clarified that the powers to accord exemption for air travel by airlines other than Air India, including individual cases of Autonomous bodies, are vested only in the Advisers of the Ministries/Departments, exercising administrative control over the Autonomous body/statutory organisation and that these powers cannot be further delegated to FAs of the Autonomous body/statutory organisation under the administrative control of the Ministry/Department concerned.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govemment of India

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

Revised Basic Pay Calculator as per 7th CPC Gazette Notification

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Revised Basic Pay Calculator as per 7th CPC Gazette Notification

Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure : The pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix...



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