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Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Finance Ministry Orders

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Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Finance Ministry Orders

F.No.29/1/2017 FE.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 11th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to inform that the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances have been accepted by the Government with 34 modifications. Resolution in this regard has been published on 6th July, 2017.

2. In this regard, attention is drawn to Para 8.2.5 of the Report of the 7th CPC wherein it has been mentioned that any allowance, not mentioned in the Report (and hence not reported to the Commission), shall cease to exist immediately. In case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of an existing allowance which has not been deliberated upon or covered in this report, it should be re-notified by the Ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of Ministry of Finance and should be put in the public domain.

3. As the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances have come into effect from 1st July, 2017, disbursement of all existing allowances which have not been specifically recommended for continuation in terms of the Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 shall be discontinued from the salary of the month of July, 2017.

4. In view of the nature of the Allowances specific to Ministry of External Affairs, these allowances were not covered by the 7th Central Pay Commission. Hence this order will not be applicable to allowances specific to Ministry of External Affairs.

5. It shall be the responsibility of the Heads of the Department to ensure that no bills relating to disbursement in respect of such allowances is drawn by the Head of Office/Drawing Disbursing Officers under their purview/jurisdiction. Pay and Accounts Officers shall ensure that no payment is effected if any such bill relating to the disbursement of the discontinued allowances is submitted to them. If such bills are received, they should be returned to the DDO and intimation thereof shall also be given to the Head of the Department and the Chief Controller of Accounts.

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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.deo.gov.in

Air Travel is allowed for Central Government employees from Level 6 and above

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Air Travel is allowed for Central Government employees from Level 6 and above

Now the Air Travel is allowed for Central Government employees those who are in Level 6 (Pre Revised Rs.4200 Grade Pay) and above. It is Good News for those who are in Level 6 to 8, as the Travel entitlement for them so far is AC II by Train only. Now the are entitled to Travel By Air in Economy Class.

The Central Government published Gazette Notification for 7th CPC Allowances on 6th July 2017. The 7th CPC has recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowances. But the Government has decided to retain 12 Allowances from that 53 Allowances and allowed 3 Allowances to continue as separate allowance from these 37 Allowances recommended to be subsumed. Finally the Committee on Allowances and ECoS after the discussion with stakeholders, recommended to Modify 34 Allowances [See the List of 34 Allowances and Modifications]

The 7th CPC has recommended that Travelling Allowances can be continued without any changes. But the Government has decided to extend the Air Travel Entitlement to Govt Servants those who are in Level As per the Gazette Notification issued by Government of India, the Travelling allowance is rationalised to enable the Central Staffs from Level 6 to 8 to Travel by Air . The Official concerned clarified that, this Modified Travel Entitlement will be extended to LTC also.

Air Travel Entitlement for JCOs in Defence Forces

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Air Travel Entitlement for JCOs in Defence Forces

According to the Gazette Notification issued by the Government on 6.7.2017, Junior Commissioned OFficers (JCOs) are now eligible to travel by Air.

Those who are in Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix (Pre-Revised Grade Pay 4200, 4600 and 4800), as the Travel entitlement for them so far is AC II by Train only. Now the are entitled to Travel By Air in Economy Class.

Level 6 to 8 pertain to the three ranks of JCOs — Naib Subedar, Subedar and Subedar Major — in the Army, and their equivalents in the Navy and Air Force. Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.

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Retirement Age Increased from 60 to 65 : Cabinet Approved for Doctors in Paramilitary Forces

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Retirement Age Increased from 60 to 65 : Cabinet Approved for Doctors in Paramilitary Forces

Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation for Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles increased form 60 to 65 years

Cabinet approves enhancement of the age of superannuation of Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles – PIB Report

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation in respect of

(i) General Duty Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles from 60 to 65 years and

(ii) Specialist Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 60 to 65 years.

It would help in retention of officers in Specialist and General Duty Medical Cadre and thereby help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACP) for the Central Government Employees – DoPT’s Clarification on 13.7.2017

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACP) for the Central Government Employees – DoPT’s Clarification on 13.7.2017

No.35034/3/200-Esst(D)(Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated the 04th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employees – Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 4 of Annexure-I of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments whether at the time of regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Grade Pay after availing regular increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and it has been decided that the Para 4 of the Annexure-I of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under :-

“benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/grant of Non Functional Scale, if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher Grade Pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee have the option to draw the difference of  Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP”

4. This modification in the MACP Scheme is being issued in consultation with the Department of Expenditure.

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(G.Jayanthi)
Director(E-I)



Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

7th CPC Pay Fixation on Promotion/MACP Calculator with Matrix Table

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7th CPC Pay Fixation on Promotion/MACP Calculator with Matrix Table

Pay Fixation on Promotion/MACP Calculator as per 7th Pay Commission with Steps showing in Pay Matrix Table.

Pay Fixation: One increment shall be given in the same level and placed equal or next higher amount in the promoted level.

Increment: Promotion/MACP during the period from 2nd day of January to 1st day of July will be granted on 1st day of January. From 2nd day of July to 1st day of January will be granted on 1st day of July.

In Matrix Table: Step 1: Locate Your Basic Pay in the Matrix Table
Step 2: Grant of one increment in the same level
Step 3: Locate the equal or next higher amount in the next promoted level


Guidelines for special provisions to CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 years and above

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Guidelines for special provisions to CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 years and above

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 11th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Guidelines for special provisions to CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 years and above

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of competent authority for special provisions under CGHS to the beneficiaries aged 😯
years and below.

a) +Consultation of Doctor at CGHS Wellness Centre without standing in Queue

b) CGHS Doctors shall enquire by phone, at least once in a month to enquire about their well being / make a home visit if residing within 5 K.M.s of CGHS WC

c) Settlement of medical claims on priority out of turn

d) Follow up treatment from same specialist in non-empanelled hospital from where he/she was earlier taking treatment- as a special case in view of advanced age and to difficulty to change physician subject to the reimbursement limited to CGHS rates and collection of medicines as per CGHS guidelines.

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(dr.D.C.Joshi)
Director, CGHS


Authority: http://cghs.gov.in/

Abolition of Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance – Finmin Orders

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Abolition of Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance – Finmin Orders

No.4/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 13th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Abolition of Special Compensatory(Hill Area) Allowance – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide that, Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance stands abolished with effect from 1st July, 2017. This allowance was admissible to Central Government employees vide this Ministry’s O.M. No.4(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29th August, 2008.

2. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

3. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: www.doe.gov.in

Analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC

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Analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC

A analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC – Karnataka CoC

Comrade,
With reference to the 6th CPC orders issued vide letter number 21(2)/2008-E.II (B) dated 28th August 2008 and7th CPC orders issued vide letter number No 21/5/2017-E(B) dated: 7th July 2017 issued by the Ministry of Finance, the Department of Expenditure.

A analysis of comparison of the transport allowances of 6th CPC and 7th CPC was made, it is found that the Employees those who were in 1800 GP and 1900 GP as per 6th CPC and pay in the pay band equivalent to Rs.7440 and above are losing considerable amount on switching over to 7th CPC transport allowances , Hence the issue is being taken up by the Confederation.
A study is made and computed as below.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
Working President


7th CPC Allowances Search Box With Report Page

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7th CPC Allowances Search Box With Report Page

List of allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission along with modifications as approved by the Government of India. The revised rates of allowances shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

We create a simple search box for all allowances with reference page of 7th CPC Report. Just type first letter of the allowance in the search box, select from the drop down list and get the details of the allowance for your reference.


7th CPC Pension Ready Reckoner Concordance Tables 1 to 58

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7th CPC Pension Ready Reckoner Concordance Tables 1 to 58

Revision of Pension / Family Pension with effect from 1.1.2016 in respect of Central Civil Pensioners / Family Pensioners who retired/died prior to 1.1.2016 by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the ih Central Pay Commission in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale / pay band and grade pay at which they retired / died. It was provided that 50% of such notional pay shall be the revised pension and 30% of the notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016.

Fitment tables provided by the Department of Expenditure, concordance tables for fixation of notional pay and pension / family pension of employees who retired/died in various grades during the 4th, 5th and 5th Pay Commission periods have been prepared and the same are enclosed herewith. [Click to detailed order]
 Level – 1 (GP 1800)
 Level – 2 (GP 1900)
Level – 3 (GP 2000)
 Level – 4 (GP 2400)
 Level – 5 (GP 2800)
 Level – 6 (GP 4200)
7th CPC Pension Ready Reckoner Concordance Table-20
 Level – 7 (GP 4600)
 Level – 8 (GP 4800)
 Level – 9 (GP 5400)
 Level – 10 (GP 5400)
 Level – 11 (GP 6600)
 Level – 12 (GP 7600)
 Level – 13 (GP 8700)
 Level – 13A (GP 8900)
Level – 14 (GP 10000)
Level – 15 (182200-224100)
Level – 16  (205400-224400)
Level – 17 (225000 Fixed)
Level – 18 (250000 Fixed)

Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

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IRCTC News : GST on Catering Services

Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2012/TG.III/631/2
New Delhi dated 29.06.2017
The General Managers
All Indian Railways

The CMD/IRCTC
New Delhi

CMD/KRCL,
Navi Mumbai

(Commercial Circular No.44 of 2017)

Sub: Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

The issue of implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services on Indian Railways has been examined in consultation of Finance Commercial Dte. of Railway Board. Accordingly, following are advised:-

1. The chargeable GST on catering services on railways is as under:-

(i) For static units not having facility of air conditioning or central heating at any time during the year- 12% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)

(ii) For static units having facility of air conditioning or central heating at any time during the year-18% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)

(iii) For Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto and other Mail/Express trains -18% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)

2. The above GST on catering charges is applicable w.e.f 01.07.2017.

3. The revised catering apportionment charges for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains and other similar type of Rajdhani trains where catering charges are inbuilt in ticket fare are as under:-
4. In case of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto type trains where catering charges are part of the ticket fare, amount of GST is to be reimbursed to the service providers on submission of proof of deposit of the same with the appropriate Government Authority. However, in case of Mail/Express trains and other static units where catering services are provided on payment basis and the above taxes are collected directly from the passengers through cash memo, money receipts etc., Zonal railways /IRCTC shall ensure that the GST collect from the passenger are deposited with the concerned Authorities as per the guidelines /procedures laid down by the M/o Finance. To ensure the same zonal railways shall also obtain monthly proof of compliance of tax deposit by the service provides as per laid down procedures.

5. In case of other mail/express trains and static unit, the GST amount shall not be rounded off. In case of showing separate GST amount for CGST and SGST/UTGST in that case also GST amount shall be separately mentioned upto two decimal place. As regard rounding off of chargeable amount, after levy of GST on the total amount it shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

6. In addition to the above, GST on catering services of other premium trains like Tejas, Gatiman, Shivalik etc. shall be levied @ 18%. Accordingly, necessary changes in the catering apportionment charges shall be advised by the Zonal Railways to CRIS.

This issue with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

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(Smita Rawat)
Exe. Director (T&C)
Railway Board

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