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Monday, October 03, 2016

Dopt orders on MACP – Benchmark to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good for all the posts

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Dopt orders on MACP – Benchmark to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good for all the posts

F.No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the September 28,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01.09.2008 in pursuance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission by this Department’s OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19th May, 2009. Subsequently, clarifications/ FAQs were issued vide OM dated 16.11.2009, 09.09.2010, 01.04.2011, 13.06.2012, 04.10.2012 and 10.12.2014. These instructions are in force with effect from 01.09.2008.

2. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in para 5.1.44 of its report has recommended inter-alia as follows:

“MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services.”

3. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. Further, Para 1 and 2 of the existing Scheme (Annexure to this Department’s OM No. 35024/3/2008-Estt.D dated 19th May, 2009) will be substituted by the following words:-

“1. There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS as per 7th CPC recommendations, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years services respectively or 10 years of continuous service in the same level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier.

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the Pay Matrix as given in PART A of Schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Thus, the level in the Pay Matrix at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive levels in the Pay Matrix, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher level in the Pay Matrix attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion”.

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Para 5.1.45 of its report has interalia recommended as follows:

“Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’”.

5. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, Para 17 of the Scheme (Annexure to OM No.35024/3/2008-Estt.D dated 19th My, 2009) shall be substituted by the following words:-

“17. For grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.”

6. These changes will come into effect from 25th July, 2016, i.e., from the date of resolution notified by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance regarding acceptance of the recommendation of the 7th CPC.

7. The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations will be issued separately.

(Jayanthi G.)
Director(E.I)


Authority: http://persmin.gov.in/dopt.asp

Important DOPT Order regarding Reservation in Promotion

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Important DOPT Order regarding Reservation in Promotion

No further promotions of reserved category persons to unreserved posts will be made based on the DOPT 0M dated 10.8.2010

“Very Important DOPT Order has been issued regarding Reservation in Promotion. DOPT is made subject to the Contempt of Hon’ble Supreme Court. With regard to DOPT order dated 10.8.2010 , Contempt Petitions were filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court against Department of personnel and Training and Railways alleging that 5 notifications issued by the DOPT and 5 Notifications issued by the Railways were contrary to the status quo order dated 03.02.2015 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and therefore notice of contempt was issued.”

No.36012/11/2016-EStt(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi 110001
Dated the 30th September 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Contempt petition (C) NO-314/2016 in SLP (C) N,o.4831/2012-Samta Andolan Samiti through its President vs. Sanjay Kothari & Ors.

Reference: 1. SLP(C) No.30621/2011
2. SLP(C) No.31735/2011
3. SLP(C) No. 35000/2011
4. SLP(C) No. 2839/2012
5. SLP(C) No.4831/2012
6. SLP(C) No.5859/2012
7. SLP(C) No.5860/2012
8. SLP(C) No.30841/2012
9. SLP(C) N0.6915/2014
10. SLP(C) No.8327/2014
11. SLP(C) No.16710-16711/2014
12. SLP(C) No.23344/2014
13. SLP(C) No.23339-23340/2014
14. SLP(C) No.21343/2015
15. SLP(C) No.33163/2014
16. Contempt Petition (C) No.314/2016 in SLP (C) No.4831/2012

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Departments 0M. No.36012/45/2005-Estt (Res) dated 10th August, 2010 (copy enclosed) on the subject reservation in promotion — treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit

2. The OM No.36012/45/2005-EStt(Res), dated 10.8.2010 was challenged in the High Court of Punjab & Haryana in CWP No.13218/2009 [Shri Lachhmi Narain Gupta & Ors Vs Jarnail Singh & Ors ] The Hon’ble High Court Punjab & Haryana vide its judgment dated 15.7.2011 quashed the O.M dated 10.8.2010.

3. Against the Order of the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court dated 15.7.2011, an SLP was filed by Jarnail Singh & Ors. The Union of India through Department of Revenue also filed SLP No.6915/2014 in this case.

4. The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dated 03.02.2015 passed the following interim order In SLP No.30621/011- Jarnail Singh & Ors. Vs Lachmi Narain Gupta & Ors:-

“Let the matter be listed in the second week of March 2015 on a non- miscellaneous day. Status quo existing as on today in respect of the promotional matters that are covered by the impugned judgment shall be maintained till the next date of hearing.

3. Contempt Petitions were filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court against Department of personnel and Training and Railways alleging that 5 notifications issued by the DOPT and 5 Notifications issued by the Railways were contrary to the status quo order dated 03.02.2015 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and therefore notice of contempt was issued. The matter came up for hearing on 29.9.2016 before the Apex Court.

4. In order to preclude any interim order in the contempt case, as desired by the Honble Supreme Court. the Learned Solicitor General has undertaken that till such time the main matter along with the Contempt Petition is decided, no further promotions of reserved category persons to unreserved posts will be made based on the DOPT 0M dated 10.8.2010 and Railway Board circular dated 14.9.2010.

5.In the light of the above, till such time that the SLP (s) are decided by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, while considering promotion, the DOPT 0M dated 10.8.2010 and Railway Board circular dated 14.9.2010 are not to be relied upon.The main matter along with the contempt petition is likely to be taken up for hearing on 22.11.2016.

6. These instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information and necessary action.

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(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary


Source : DOPT
With input from www.gservants.com

7th CPC Recommendation and Decisions for Defence Forces personnel

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7th Pay Commission Resolution for Defence Forces personnel

7th CPC Recommendation and Decisions for Defence Forces personnel

Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central pay Commission relating to principles which should the structure of Pension and other terminal benefits contained in Chapter 10.2 of the Report and the decisions of Government thereon.

Item : 1
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Revision of Pension or pre 7th CPC retirees. The Commission recommends following pension formulation for Defence Forces Personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016:-
(i) All the Defence Forces who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations) shall first be in the Pay Matrix being recommended by this Commission, on the basis of Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This amount shail be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he / she had earned in that level while in service, at the rate of three percent, Military Service pay shall be added to the amount which is arrived at after notionally fitting him in the 7th CPC matrix. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension.
(ii) The second calculation to be carried out is as fo!lows. The pension, as had been fixed the time of implementation of the CPC recommendations, shall be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at an alternate value for the revised pension.
(iii) Pensioners shall be entitled to higher of the two. It is recognized that the fixation of the pension as formulation (i) above may take a little time sincæ the records of each pensioner will have to be checked to ascertain the number of increments eamed in the retiring level. It is, therefore, recommended that in the first instance the pension, may be fixed in terms of formulation (ii) above, till final fixation of the pension under the Seventh CPC matrix is undertaken. (Para 10.2.87 & 102.88 of the Report)
Decision of Government : Both the options recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission as regards pension revision be accepted subject to feasibility of implementation. Revision or pension using the option based fitment factor of 2.57 be implemented by multiplying pension drawn 31.12.2015 immediately. The first option may be made applicable if its implementation found feasible after examination by the Committee comprising Secretary (Pension) as Chairman and Member (Staf)f Railway Borad, Member(Staff) D/0 Posts, Additional Secretary & FA. M/o Home Affairs Controller of General Accounts as Members

Item : 2.
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Rates of Pension, Family Pension & Special Family pension : The Commission does not recommend any further increase in the rate of pension for JCOs/ORs. (Para 10.2.22)
No change is being recommended by the Commission for either civilian or defence pensioners in Enhanced Ordinary Family Pensoin. (Para 10.2.33)
No further increase in the existing rate of Special Family Pension is recommended by Commission. (Para 10.2.3S)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 3
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Additional Pension and Family pension to the older pensioners.
No further increase in existing rate of additional pension and additional family pension with advancing age is recommended by the Commission. (Para 10.2.24)
No further increase in the existing rate of additional pension and additional family pension with advancing is recommended the Commission.(Para 10.2.37)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 4
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Pre-2006 Honorary Naib Subedar
This Commission does not find any merit in re-opening an issue that has been clearly settled. Therefore no change is being in this regard. (Para 10.2.26)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 5
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : The Commission does not recommend reduction in the qualifying service for entitlement of second pension to Defence Security Corps (DSC) personnel from 15 to 10 Years. (Para 10.2.28)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 6
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Depression in Pension for Qualifying Service
The Commission observes that pension formulation is appropriate end finds no justification for a review of the arrangements with regard to pension of Territorial Army Personnel. (Para 10.2.30)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 7
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Inclusion of War Injury Element/Disability Element in Computation of Family Pension.
The Commission does not recommended any Farther in the existing provisions with regard to inclusion of war injury, element/disability element in the computation of Pension. (Para 10.2.39)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 8
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Enhancement in rate the rate of disability pension.
The Commission is of the considered view that the regime implemented post VI CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommended a return to the slab based system. The slab rates for disability element for 100 percent disability would as follows:

pension-table
(Para 10.2.55)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 9
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Enhancing the Cover of Disability
The Commission recommends broad-banding of disability for all personnel retiring with disability, including premature cases/voluntary retirement cases for disability grater than 20 percent (Para 10.2.57)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 10
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Additional old age pension should be Applicable for Disability/War Injury Pension.
No further enhancement by inclusion of elements of disability/war injury pension has Seen recommended by the Commission.(Para 10.2.59)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 11
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Neither Attributable Nor Aggravated (NANA) cases, be awarded Disability Pension
The Commission recommends that while the existing regulations involving disability Neither Attributable Nor Aggravated (NANA) by service may continue, it is for the authorities to establish, in each case, through a reasoned order that disability Neither Attributable Nor Aggravated (NANA) by military service. (Para 10.2.61)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 12
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : War Injury Pension where Individual is Retained in Service
The Commission does not recommend any change in existing regime of payouts for those with war injury and retained in service. (Para 10.2.63)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 13
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Ex-gratia Lump Sum Compensation to Invalided out Defenee Personnel
The Commission has recommended an increase in the existing lump sum compensation of Rs.9 lakh for 100 percent disability to Rs.20 lakh. However it finds no justification to recommend broad banding for payment of Ex gratia award to service personnel boarded out on account of disability / war injury attributable to or aggravated by military Service. (Para 10.2.65)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Item : 14
Recommendation for past Defence Forces personnel : Ex Gratia Award to Cadets.
The Commission, however, keeping in views the facts relating cadets recommends an increase ex-gratia disability award from the existing Rs.6,300 per month to Rs.16,200 per month for 100 disability. (Para 10.2.67)
Decision of Government : Accepted

Resolution on pensionary matter on recommendation of 7th CPC

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Resolution on pensionary matter on recommendation of 7th CPC

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF (EXTRAORDINARY), PART SECTION III)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the
30th September, 2016

The Terms of Reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission as contained in Ministry of Finance (Department or Expenditure) Resolution (A), dated 28.2.2014, as amended vide Resolution, dated 8.9.2015, inter- alia , included the following:-

“To examine. review, evolve, and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind well the retirement benefits of the personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to the historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on the aspects unique to these personnel”.

2. The Commission submitted its report to the Government on 19th November, 2015. Government has considered the recommendations of the Commission on pensionary benefits to the personnel belonging to the Defence Force contained in Chapter 10.2 of the Report of the Commission and have decided that the recommendations shall broadly accepted subject to certain modifications.

3. Detailed recommendations the Commission relating to pensionary benefits and decisions taken thereon by the Government are listed in the statement annexed to this Resolution.

4. The revised provisions regarding pensionary benefits will be effective from 01.01.2016.

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(K. Damayanthi)
Joint Secretary the Govt. of India


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

Upgradation of Junior Accounts Assistants GP 2800 to GP 4200 in Railways – NFIR

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Upgradation of Junior Accounts Assistants GP 2800 to GP 4200 in Railways – NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No.IV/NFIR/7CPC(Imp)/20I6/R.B.
Dated: 30/09/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
NewDelhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Upgradation of Junior Accounts Assistants GP 2800 to GP 4200 in Railways – Implementation of the VII CPC recommendations (Para 11.62.15)-reg.

In the Railways, the Junior Accounts Assistants are recruited from the open market through Railway Recruitment Boards. The Candidates with Graduation as qualification are required to face written examination conducted by RRBs and once short- listed, have to appear in an interview.’An examination in typing skills had also been introduced in Railways. Based on the combined marks secured in both the written examination and the interview, the RRBs assign them ranlg based on which the seniority is fixed and appointments given. The RRB rank goes a long way in determining the seniority in the panel for Appendix 3 IREM qualification and also in other examinations for selections to Group B Gazetted posts.

2. Tlie directly recruited JAAs through RRBs are compulsorily required to qualifu in the Appendix 2 IREM examination for their confirmation in the posts. If they fail in the Appendix 2 Examination in two attempts, they have no choice but to quit the job as their services will be terminated. lPara l7I(4) (iv) of IREM Vol. Il

3. The VII CPC has recognized the importance of App.2 and 3 IREM examinations while dealing with the Accounts Department pay structure. The Pay Commission has stressed the direct recruitment stage with Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) in its report as placed below:-

“Para 11.62.14 of the VII CPC report:- It has been demanded that the pay scale of Auditor/Accountant may be upgraded from GP 2800 to GP 4200. It has been stated that the recruitment to the post of Auditor/Accountant is by promotion from Clerks/Typists under seniority quota, promotion under examination quota and direct recruitment through a Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. It has also been pointed out that their job profile demands greater audit/accounting skills which justify higher pay scale.”

Under Analysis and Recommendation, the VII CPC has stated the following:

“Para 11.62.15: The Commission notes the CGLE is held for recruitment for different posts in GP 2800, GP 4200 and GP 4600. This Examination consists of written examination and interview. A candidate is given the choice to appear only in the written examination” or both – written examinations and interview – depending upon the post for which he/she is an applicant Applicants who have to clear both the written examination as well as the interview are eligible for recruitment for posts carrying higher grade pays of GP 4200/GP 4600. Applicants who do not have to clear the interview and are selected only on the basis of written examinations are placed in GP 2800. Although Auditos/Accountants are selected through CGLE, they are selected only on the basis of written examination- The Commission, therefore, recommends replacement pay levels for Auditors/Accountants. “

4. In this connection, NFIR contends that since the VI CPC has recognized the Accounts Department of Indian Railways as belonging to ‘Organized Accounts’ alongside Audit & Accounts, the dispensation recommended for Audit & Accounts will have to be extended to the Accounts Department of Railways as well in the case of JAAs as their recruitment is also through CGLE-Combined Graduate Level Examination conducted by RRB (in the case of Audit & Accounts, it happens to be Staff Selection Commission and both recruitment Bodies are on similar pattern) followed by interview.

5. Therefore, the grade pay of JAAs in Railways needs to be upgraded from 2800 to 4200 pursuant to the analysis and recommendations of the VII CPC (Part 11.62.15). Consequently, since the present AAs are of GP 4200, the following structure should fall in place: JAA-4200, AA-4800, SSO(A)/Sr.TIA/Sr.ISA-5400 (It is relevant to note that GP of 4600 does not exist in the hierarchy of Accounts Department as per the Gazette Notification issued pursuant to VI CPC recommendation, while it is taken for the limited purpose of MACPS).

NFIR, therefore urges upon the Railway Board to take necessary action for upgradation of JAAs to GP 4200/Pay Matrix Level 6 and revise the pay structure of Accounts Department Cadre in Railways as proposed vide para 5 above.

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

Source: NFIR

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

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AICPIN for the Month of August 2016

No. 5/1/2016- CPT
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th September, 2016
Press Release

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

The All-India CPL-LW for August, 2016 decreased by 2 points and pegged at 278 (two hundred and seventy eight). On I-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.71 per cent between July, 2016 and August, 2016 when compared with the increase of ( + ) 0.38 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 2.57 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, French Beans, Gourd, Gwar Phali, Green Coriander Leaves, Lady’s Finger, Methi, Palak, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Cucumber, Guava, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Gram Dali Mustard Oil, Milk, Banana, Mango, Sugar, Snack Saltish, Pan Finished, Cooking Gas, Son Coke, Primary School Fee, Bug Fare, etc.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood 5.30 per cent for August, 2016 as compared to 6.46 per cent for the previous month and 4.35 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.16 per cent against 9.34 per cent of the previous month and 3.55 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Vadodara and Madurai reported the maximum decrease of 1 0 points each followed by Pune and Warrangal (8 points each) and Indore and Rajkot (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 6 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 6 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded a maximum increase of 8 points followed by Giridih (6 points) and Rourkela (5 points). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 3 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and I point in 8 centres. Rest of the 16 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Bengluru, Pune and Bhopal centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW tor the month Of September, 2016 will released on Monday, 31st October, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Sd/-
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source: www.labourbureaunew.gov.in


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