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Not Revising HRA as per 7th CPC Recommendation is a big disappointment…!

Not Revising HRA as per 7th CPC Recommendation is a big disappointment…!

7th Pay Commission submitted its Recommendation in November 2016. House Rent Allowance is one of the very important recommendation expected by CG Employees among the most expected recommendations.

A Govt servant is spending one third of his salary for paying House Rent. Considering these expenses of CG Employees those who are living in big cities, Sixth CPC has recommended 10, 20 and 30% of the Basic pay as HRA. Accordingly, HRA has been paid for the past Eight Years and the Federation Demanded to increase this rates in 7th Pay Commission.

But the Commission in its recommendation reduced these rates to 8,16 and 24%. Though it has been justified with various reasons by 7th CPC, it disappointed the CG employees. Since CG Employees felt that only these reduced rates will be paid for next ten years, their demand to restore the old rates started gaining big support. As a result of this, all the Staff associations and Federations pressurized the Government to increase the rate of HRA and it was included in charter of 7th CPC demands.

Already the Government had wasted six months in the name of Empowered Committee to examine the 7th CPC Recommendations. Until now the report of this committee is not published.

The Cabinet gave its approval for the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June 2016. It has been stated in that report that, a committee headed by Secretary, Finance will be Constituted to examine the Allowances and committee is given four-month time to submit its report. Till then the HRA will be paid as per Sixth CPC rates.

Meanwhile, Group of Ministers invited NJCA for a meeting to with draw the Indefinite Strike proposed to commence from 11th July, In that meeting, Increasing the percentage of HRA also discussed. The Government agreed to form a committee to examine the Allowances. It has been described as Government indirectly agreed to increase the HRA.

Setting up of 7th CPC Anomaly Committee – Dopt orders on 16.8.2016

Setting up of 7th CPC Anomaly Committee – Dopt orders on 16.8.2016

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided that Anomaly Committees should be set up, consisting of representatives of the Officials Side and the Staff Side to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, subject to the following conditions, namely:

(1) Definition of Anomaly

Anomaly will include the following cases:

(a) where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; and

(b) where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure, as notified vide CCS (RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules”.

(2) Composition: 

There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees, National and Departmental, consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side of the National Council and the Departmental Council respectively.

(3) The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary (Admn.) or the Joint Secretary (Admn.), if there is no post of Additional Secretary (Admn.). Financial Adviser of the Ministry / Department shall be one of the Member of the Departmental Anomaly Committee.

(4) The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry / Department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser.

(5) The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, Staff Side of respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution and it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall be subject to the approval of the Government.

(6) Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of “anomaly” and those where there is a disagreement between the Staff Side and the Official Side on the anomaly will be referred to and “Arbitrator” to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM Scheme.

(7) The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the National as well as Department level.

(8) Orders regarding appointment of the Arbitrator and constitution of Anomaly Committee at National Level will be issued separately. All Ministries / Departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, as stipulated above.

(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley – Dopt orders with Package of Concessions

Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley – Dopt orders with Package of Concessions

No.18016/1/2016-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 11th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 20th April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that it has been decided by the competent authority to extend the package of concessions/incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period of two years w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The package for two years is as per Annexure.

2. The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries/ Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the package. The concerned Ministry/Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all Court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries/Departments concerned.

(Mukul Ratra)
Director


Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

7th CPC Pension for Post 2016 Retirees – PCDA Circular with Data-Sheet

7th CPC Pension for Post 2016 Retirees – PCDA Circular with Data-Sheet

These orders do not apply to those cases (retired after 1.1.16 but got pensions as per 6th CPC) where the pension at the old rates has already been finalized. For revision of Pension of such cases, a separate circular will be issued. Separate proforma for preparation of Data-Sheets in such cases, as provided in the circular, would be used.

Registered/AD

Important Circular No.C-154
No.GI/C/0199/VOL-I/Tech
O/O The Pr.C.D.A.(P)
Allahabad-211014
Date 12th August, 2016

TO,
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(All Heads of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject:– Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission — Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc in respect of civilians/Defence Civilians of Ministry of Defence and their families.

Reference: GOI, Min of P.PG & Pensions, Deptt. of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated, the 4th August, 2016.

The Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare in their O.M. No 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (i) dated, the 4th August, 2016 have issued orders for implementing Govt’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh CPC revising provisions of pension/commutation of pension with effect from 1-1-2016 (copy enclosed). With a view to implement the Govt. decision, the following procedural changes are made in regard to submission of fresh pension/family pension and commutation of pension claims.

2.1 Consequent on application of the C.C.S.(RP) Rules, 2016 and Deptt. of P&PW OM dated 4th August, 2016 referred to above, it has been decided that all pension claims shall be submitted to this office in the revised LPC Cum Data Sheets enclosed as Appendix-E’ and ‘F’ to this circular.

2.2 Pension claims in r/o individuals who have drawn pay and allowances in the revised scale of pay will be floated by the Head of Office in the revised LPC Cum Data Sheet as per Appendix-E’. Another Data Sheet (Rev) has been designed as Appendix ‘F’ for proposing amendments/revision of pensionary awards (for issue of corrigendum PPO) notified in the original PPO based on LPC Cum Data Sheet (Appendix-E’) as stated above.

3. The new designed Data-sheets, viz, Appendix `E’ & ‘F’, will be given effect for implementation as soon as Pay under Seventh CPC is fixed and H.O.O. is in a position to initiate the pension cases on the revised formats. However, no case on the old Data-sheets will be accepted after 30-09-2016. It may please be noted that this is an essential requirement for expeditious notification of Pension/Revision of pension.

4. In this connection, sets of each data sheet alongwith instructions are forwarded herewith for transmission of the same to the lower formation/Unit/HOO under your control. The unit/formation declared as H.O.O. may be instructed to use the data sheets alongwith supporting documents as per the revised procedure. Additional copies of data sheets and instruction, if required, may please be prepared/printed at your end for circulation. A copy of the instruction issued by you to your unit/formation/HOO may please be endorsed to this office.

5. These orders do not apply to those cases (retired after 1.1.16 but got pensions as per 6th CPC) where the pension at the old rates has already been finalized. For revision of Pension of such cases, a separate circular will be issued. Separate proforma for preparation of Data-Sheets in such cases, as provided in the circular, would be used.

The receipt of this communication may please be acknowledged.

(The copy of this circular is available on the website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in)

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(Dr.Upinderbir singh)
DCDA (P)

PCDA Pension Order C 154

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

Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners – DPPW Orders on 8.8.2016

Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners – DPPW Orders on 8.8.2016

Special benefit in cases of death and disability in service — Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners

No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003,
Dated the, 8th August 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefit in cases of death and disability in service — Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules were revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare OM No.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008. Instructions were issued vide this Department OM of even number dated 30th September, 2010 for extension of benefits of modified parity to past pensioners for revision of disability pension/family pension covered under CCS(EOP) Rules.

2. Subsequently, orders were issued vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008- P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 and 30.7.2015 for further stepping up of normal pension/family pension to 50%/30% of the sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scales from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment table annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August 2008 with effect from 01.01.2006. These benefits were also extended to pre-2006 disability pensioner/family pensioner covered under the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 20.11.2014 and 29th April 2016 respectively. As per para 111(a), IV(a) and para V(a) of this Department’s OM of even number dated 20th November 2014, the service element of disability pension of pre-2000 disability pensioners was linked to qualifying service for earning full pension.

3. In the case of pre-2006 pensioners receiving pension under CCS(Pension)Rules, 1972, orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM NO. 38/37/2008-P&PW(A) dated 6.4.2016 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 the fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

4. This provision would be equally applicable for computing service element of revised disability pension being drawn by the pre-2006 disability pensioners. Accordingly. the provision linking the service element of disability pension under para III(a),IV(a) and V(a) of this Department’s OM of even number dated 20th November 2014 stands deleted. The arrears of revised disability pension would be payable with effect from 1.1.2006.

5. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them for revising the pension of all those pre-2006 disability Pensioners who had rendered less than 33 years of qualifying service at the time of retirement/boarding out in the manner as indicated above on top priority. Revised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) in all these cases may also be issued immediately.

6. All other terms and conditions in the O.M.No.45/22/97-P&Pw(F) dated 3.2.2000 and O.M.No.45/3/2008-P&PW(F) dated 30.09.2010, 20.11.2014 and 29.4.2016 shall remain unchanged.

7. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D.Note No.1(5)/EV/2012, dated 05.07.2016.

8. Hindi Version will follow.

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(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

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

7th CPC Revised Pay Scale for CGA Employees

7th CPC Revised Pay Scale for CGA Employees

No.A-60015/1/2014/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/7thCPC/214
GOVERNMENT OF INDlA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS

LOK NAYAK BHAWAN,
KHAN MARKET,NEW DELHI
Dated: 10th August, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Consequent upon Govt. of India’s decision for implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission’s Recommendations vide Resolution. dated 25th July, 2016, Min. of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure has notified the orders for revised pay scales, fixation of pay and payment of arrears etc. Attention is drawn in this regard to Gazette Notification G.S.R.721(E) dated 25th July, 2016. The details of. posts in CCAS cadre carrying existing Pay Band and Grade Pay corresponding to the revised Pay Matrix Level are as under.
Sl. No.
Posts
Existing
Revised
Pay Band
Grade Pay
Pay Level (Matrix)
As per 6th CPC
(7th CPC)
1
MTS
PB-1 (5200-20200)
1800
Level 1
2
LDC
PB-1 (5200-20200)
1900
Level 2
3
Accountant
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2800
Level 5
4
Sr. Accountant
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
5
Assistant Accounts Officer
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4800
Level 8
Level 9 after completion of 4 years**
6
Accounts Officer
PB-2 (9300-34800)
5400
Level 9
7
Senior Accounts Officer
PB-3 (15600-39100)
5400
Level 10
8
Stenographer Grade III
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2400
Level 4
9
Stenographer Grade I
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
10
Private Secretary
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4600
Level 7
11
Sr. Private Secretary
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4800
Level 8
Level 9 after completion of 4 years
12
Data entry Operator Grade A
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2400
Level 4
13
Data entry Operator Grade B
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2800
Level 5
14
Computer Operator
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
15
Staff Car Driver Ordinary
PB-1 (5200-20200)
1900
Level 2
16
Staff Car Driver Gr.II
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2400
Level 4
17
Staff Car Driver Gr.I
PB-1 (5200-20200)
2800
Level 5
18
Staff Car Driver Special Gr.
PB-2 (9300-34800)
4200
Level 6
**Separate orders shall be issued in this regard.

The above description is for the guidance of offices under CGA organization inconsistencies, if any, may he brought to the notice of this office.

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(G.Ramesh)
Asst. Controller of Accounts

Authority: http://cga.nic.in/

Exercise option within Three Months of the Date of Notification

Exercise option within Three Months of the Date of Notification

To Exercise option under the provisos to rule 5 with in three months of the Notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016 is issued.

shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub-rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016.

Exercise of option :-

(1) The option under the provisos to rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub-rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of these rules or where any revision in the existing pay structure is made by any order subsequent to the date of notification of these rules, within three months of the date of such order:

Provided that :-

(i) in the case of a Government servant who is, on the date of such notification or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and

(ii) where a Government servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2016, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.

(2) The option shall be intimated by the Government servant to the Head of his Office along with an undertaking, in the form appended to these rules.

(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received by the authority within the time specified in subrule (1), the Government servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016.

(4) The option once exercised shall be final.

Note 1: Persons whose services were terminated on or after 1st January, 2016 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary grounds, shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

Note 2: Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2016 and could not exercise the option within prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents if the revised pay structure is more favorable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears shall be taken by the Head of Office.

Note 3: Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1st day of January, 2016 which entitled them to leave salary shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

Source : Finmin.nic.in

Central Civil Services (RP) Rules 2016 : Rule No.1 to 17

Central Civil Services (RP) Rules 2016 : Rule No.1 to 17

MEMORANDUM EXPLANATORY TO THE CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2016

Rule 1- This rule is self-explanatory.

Rule 2- This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply. Except for the categories excluded under sub-rule (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving in Departments paid from Civil Estimates. They do not apply to the employees under the Ministry of Railways and civilian personnel paid from Defence Services Estimates, for whom separate rules will be issued by the Ministries concerned. The rules do not also apply to Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts. The rules, however, apply to work charged establishments.

Rule 3 and 4- These rules are self-explanatory.

Rule 5- The intention is that all Government servants should be brought over to the revised pay structure except those who elect existing pay structure. The Government servants who exercise the option to continue in the existing pay structure will continue to draw the dearness allowance at the rates in force on 1st January, 2016. If a Government servant is holding permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing pay structure only in respect of one scale. Such a Government servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts. In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised pay structure.

Rule 6- This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who shall be apprised of such option. The option has to be exercised in the form appended to the rules. It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Government servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit. In the case of persons who are outside India at the time of notification of these rules, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they  take over charge of the post in India. In the case of Government servants the revised pay structure of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement.

Persons who have retired between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules are also eligible to exercise option.

Rule 7- This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the existing scales on 1st January, 2016 and is self explanatory. The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Government servant has elected the revised pay structure in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post.

Rule 8- This rule prescribes the method of fixation of pay of employees appointed on direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016.

Rule 9 and 10- These rules prescribe the manner in which the next increment in the new pay structure shall be regulated.

Rules 11 to 17- These rules are self-explanatory.

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

Increment Anomaly in 7th CPC – Employees recruited in the period between 2.1.2015 and 1.7.2015

Increment Anomaly in 7th CPC – Employees recruited in the period between 2.1.2015 and 1.7.2015

Annual Increment on 1st January 2016 to Govt Servants appointed from 2nd January 2015 to 1st July 2015

When one Increment Date was introduced in Sixth CPC , there was an anomaly in granting Annual Increment to Government servants whose Increment date falls between 2nd January and 1st July 2006. It was raised in Anomaly Committee and the Committee had  recommended to grant one Increment for the aggrieved government servants.

Identical to that situation is observed in this Pay Commission also. There was an issue of unable to grant Annual increment even after  completing required service for the Government Servants recruited in the period between 2nd January and 1st July in Sixth CPC Regime. To address this issue Staff Unions and Association demanded to introduce Two Increment dates. The Central Government Accepted the demand and approved 1st January and 1st July as two dates for granting Annual Increment after fulfilling the conditions laid down in Rule No.10 in Revised Pay Rules 2016

But the Government Servants those who are appointed during the period between 2nd January and 1st July 2015 has to travel few more months  in 7th Pay Commission to get their first Annual Increment after completing 12 Months Service.

What CCS (Revised Pay) Rule 2016 says..?

In the illustration laid down in Rule No,10, it has been stated that..

(b) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, who did not draw any increment on 1st day of July, 2016, the next increment shall accrue on 1st day of January, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis:

Though it is applicable for those who are appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, why  it shouldn’t be extended to the Government servants those who are appointed  or promoted between 2nd January 2015 and 1st July 2015.

 Since they have been travelling in 7th Pay Commission after completing 12 Months Service without Annual Increment, it is to be considered an Anomaly and it should be addressed at the earliest, otherwise should be raised in 7th CPC Anomaly committee

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