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4% of 7th CPC Basic Pay as DA from Jan 2017

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4% of 7th CPC Basic Pay as DA from Jan 2017

“The central cabinet has given its approval for issuing additional Dearness Allowance of 2% from July 1, 2017 onwards.”

Including the additional 2% DA announced earlier by the Central Government, DA will be 4% of the 7th CPC basic pay from Jan 2017 for Central Govt employees.

With the Confederation of Central Government employees announced a nationwide day-long strike on 16th March 2017, the government announced an additional Dearness Allowance of 2 percent a day before on 15th March 2017.

The employees believe that the announcement was made much earlier. Even last year, the cabinet issued its approval for the second installment of July only on October 27. The Ministry of Finance issued the Government Order on November 4. But this time, in an unexpected and surprising move, the Dearness Allowance is announced much before its due time. The payment of Dearness Allowance will be issued to all categories of Central Government employees only after the Ministry of Finance issues an Office Memorandum.

The orders will be issued very soon by the Finance Ministry..!

You may check your DA as per Ready Reckoner Matrix Table 

Simplification of procedure for payment of CGEGIS) dues – Finmin Orders

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Simplification of procedure for payment of CGEGIS) dues – Finmin Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, Dated the 17th March, 2017


Sub: Simplification of procedure for payment of Central Government Employees  Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) dues – regarding

It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in a number of cases delay occurs in payment of Ccntral Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) dues, owing to missing entries, despite the fact that a provision has made for making entries of subscription for CGEGIS, recovered from pay & allowances every year in Part- VII-C of the service book.

2. In terms of para 8.1 Of the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980, as contained in this O.M. No. F.7(5)-EV/89 dated 15th May, 1989, which relates to Savings Fund of the Scheme, the total accumulation of savings together with interest thereon will be payable to the member on retirement or on cessation of his employment with the Central Government or to his family on his death while in service. The total accumulation under Savings Fund is provided for in terms of the applicable Table of Benefits pertaining to a particular year as prescribed under the relevant Orders issued by this Ministry from time to time.

3. The issue has been considered in consultation with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and Controller General of Accounts. It has been decided that in order to ease the process of payment of Savings Fund on account of CGEGIS at the time of retirement Of a Central Government employee, in all cases where the service of the retiring Central Government employee has been verified, payment of the accumulation under Savings Fund of CGEGIS be made without awaiting confirmation of deduction of each monthly subscription of CGEGIS, as service verification is carried out based on the monthly salary payment and the CGEGIS subscriptions are mandatory deductions from these payments.

4. All Ministries/ Departments are accordingly advised to ensure compliance of above instructions so that the dues of CGEGIS in respect Of Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation are discharged with due promptness. Further, it may be ensured that Ministries/ Departments send their budget requirements for payments under CGEGIS to CCA (Finance) well in advance, preferably, at the time of RE/ BE so that the budget under this head is made on a realistic basis.

(Amar Nath Singh)

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

List of 35 CSD store depots across the country

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Canteen Stores Department 

There are 35 CSD store depots across the country. Details are enclosed as under:-
State/UT-wise list of CSD Depots in the country
Sl. No.
CSD Depots

Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow Depot
Meerut Depot
Agra Depot
Bareilly Depot
Dehradun Depot
Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur Depot
West Bengal
Kolkata Depot
Baghdogra Depot
Dimapur Depot
Narangi Depot
Masimpur Depot
Misamari Depot
Ramgarh Depot
Ahmedabad Depot
Hisar Depot
Ambala Depot
Bikaner Depot
Jaipur Depot
Delhi Depot
Jammu & Kashmir
BD Bari Depot
Srinagar Depot
Leh Depot
Udhampur Depot
Pathankot Depot
Jalandhar Depot
Bhatinda Depot
Bangalore Depot
Tamil Nadu
Chennai Depot
Kochi Depot
Khadki Depot
Mumbai Base Depot
Mumbai Area Depot
Andaman & Nicobar
Port Blair Depot
Andhra Pradesh
Secunderabad Depot
Visakhapatnam Depot
The number of primary card holders of CSD are 50,89,856 and 5744 products are enlisted in CSD. The turnover and profit earned by CSD during last three years and future target is as under:
Turnover   (in Crore)
Profit   (in Crore)

2016-17 (Target)
2017-18 (Target)
Presently, there are proposals for opening new CSD Depots at Raipur, Jodhpur and in Sikkim and Manipur. All existing 35 depots are operating on cashless basis.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShriVenkateshBabu TG in Lok Sabha today.

Source" PIB News

Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/suurender of Railway residential accommodation.

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Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

RBE No.23/2017
New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017

The General Managers(P)/CAOs,
All Indian Railways and Production Units ect.

Sub: Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

A reference from North Western Railway was received for clarification on the issue of admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of railway residential accommodation by a railway employee. The matter was examined and considered in this office in the light of policy guidelines n the issue in consultation with the Finance Directorate of Railway Board. In this connection, it is stated that the provisions of letter No.E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15 dated 16.05.1988 still hold good regarding admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation. However, refused by a Railway servant of a quarter of a different class from that for which he is eligible shall not constitute refusal for the purpose of these orders unless he has the option to apply for accommodation of a class next below the one to which he is entitled by virture of his emoluments and he refuses such accommodation when allotted on the basis of his application.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Mininstry of Railways.

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

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

CGHS does not procure and provide any stents to its beneficiaries directly

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CGHS does not procure and provide any stents to its beneficiaries directly

Stents under CGHS

CGHS does not procure and provide any stents to its beneficiaries directly and reimburses the cost of procedures at rates prescribed by CGHS to empanelled hospitals. The stents and other products, if any, are supplied by hospital concerned to the patient. Further, no complaint about inferior quality stents having been provided has been received from any CGHS beneficiary.

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has informed the views expressed by some stakeholders during consultations with NPPA that stents supplied to CGHS stream are very basic. The Ministry is vigilant about all the services being provided to CGHS beneficiaries including stents.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), ShFaggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

Source: PIB News

Cabinet approved for opening of 50 new KV Schools

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Cabinet approved for opening of 50 new KV Schools under Civil and Defence Sector in the country

Boost to Education: Cabinet approves setting up of 50 New Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country under Civil / Defence Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs,chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for opening of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) under Civil / Defence Sector in the country keeping in view the high demand for these schools for their quality of education and excellent results.

The total project cost based on KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (KVS) norms for the proposed 50 new KVs is Rs.1160 crore.

New KVs will be opened from classes I to V for which 650 regular posts shall be created in all 50 KendriyaVidyalayas. The school grows every year with addition of one more higher class and, when the school grows upto class XII and becomes a full fledged school with two sections in each class, there shall be a requirement of about 4000 regular posts of various categories i.e., about 2900 teaching posts and about 1100 non-teaching posts. These new KVs when fully functional will provide quality education to approximately 50,000 students in addition to the approximately 12 lakh students already studying in present KVs.

The new KVs will address the educational needs of eligible students with high quality standards and will play a role of pace-setting educational institutions in the districts concerned.


The main objective of KVS is to cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education. There are at present 1142 functional KendriyaVidyalayas under the KVS including three abroad at Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.

The KendriyaVidyalayas are considered as model schools in the country in terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and academic performance. KendriyaVidyalayas as pace setting schools have consistently turned out excellent academic performance as is evident from the Board Results of Class X and XII exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Source: PIB News

EPF Member can withdraw 90% fund for purchase of house

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EPF Member can withdraw 90% fund for purchase of house

Government to Amend EPF Scheme, 1952 to Enable EPF Members to Withdraw upto 90 Percent Fund for Purchase of House

The Government has taken a decision for modification in the Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 to add a new paragraph 68 BD under which a member of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), being a member of a co-operative society or a housing society having at least 10 members of EPF, can withdraw upto 90 per cent from the Fund for purchase of dwelling house/flat or construction of dwelling house/acquisition of site. Monthly installments for repayments of any outstanding payments or interest may also be paid from the amount standing to the credit of the member, to the Government/housing agency/primary lending agency or banks concerned.

The total number of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) member accounts as on 31.03.2016, as per Annual Report for 2015-16, is 17.14 crore. On an average, contributions have been received in respect of 3.76 crore members during the year 2015-16. The withdrawal facility from the Provident Fund (PF) account under the Scheme will be available to only those PF members who fulfill the conditions prescribed.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB News

CGEGIS Table 2017 - Tables of Benefits issued on quarterly basis

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, Dated the 17th March, 2017


Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Every year two Table of Benefits are issued by the Ministry of Finance on calendar year basis for the savings fund to the beneficiaries under Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS)-1980. While one Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month per unit from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 per month per unit w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards, the other Table of Benefits for the savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month in respect of the employess who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

2. The Table of Benefits under CGEGIS-80 are prepared by IRDA based on the rate of interest notified by DEA for samll savings including GPF. Earlier, DEA used to notify the interest rate on financial year basis. However, DEA has now shifted to notifying the interest rate on quarterly basis. In view of this, it has been decided that the Table of benefits will be issued on quarterly basis commencing from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017.

3. The two tables under CGEGIS-80 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e, 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017, prepared by IRDA, are enclosed. The benefits in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 8% per annum (compounded quarterly), as notified by Department of Economic Affairs.

4. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

5. In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Amar Nath Singh)

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

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