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DoPT employees undertake ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign at NDMC school

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DoPT employees undertake ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign at NDMC school 

As a part of the ongoing “Swachhata Hi Sewa” campaign around 50 officials/officers of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) visited NP Co-ed Sr. Sec. School at Tilak Marg here today to sensitise the children about “Swachhta” and also to clear the premises of the School. 

From NDMC Shri Virender Singh, Director (Personnel) was present. Shri N.C. Joshi, Principal of the School welcomed the officials of DoPT and explained about the Swachhta related activities being carried out jointly with DoPT in the school premises. From DoPT, Shri Suresh Kumar and Shri D.K. Sengupta, both Deputy Secretaries and Shri Rajeshwar Lal and Smt. Manjula Juneja, both Under Secretaries, attended the event. 

The children, along with teachers of the school, played two short “Nukkad Natak” on Swachhta. Thereafter, a pledge on Swachhta was taken and officials appended their signature on the pledge board to mark the event. A short presentation was arranged on this occasion by the school regarding usage of Smart Boards which have been installed in all class rooms for digital knowledge of the subject matter and technology as well. 

The e-library of the school i.e. “e-Granthalaya” was inaugurated by Women officers/officials of DoPT which is meant for the use of students of the school. Thereafter, officials of DoPT cleaned the premises of the school. At the end of the event there was an interactive session with the children of the School in which Shri Rajeshwar Lal and Smt. Manjula Juneja sensitized the children about hygiene and various Swachhta related issues. 

Around 150 children present on this occasion enthusiastically participated in the interactive session and cited self-composed poems in Hindi and English on Swachhta. The children were happy to see the government officials in interactive mode and cleaning their premises. Director NDMC and Principal of the School thanked the officials of DoPT for carrying out such an exercise which will develop their zeal and interest in keeping their surroundings neat and clean. 

The DoPT has drawn up an elaborate Action Plan for the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign running from September 15, 2017 to October 2, 2017. The Department has constituted Swachhta Monitoring Committees in each of its three premises in Delhi. The DoPT is moving vigorously towards 100% implementation of e-office which will result in reduced paper consumption and less garbage. 

Source: PIB News

Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees - Finmin Orders

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Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees - Finmin Orders

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17

No.7/4/2014/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)

North Block, New Delhi
19th September 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2016-17 to the Central Government
employees in Group ‘C’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

(l) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2017 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2016-17 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible
to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non- PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000×30/30.4=Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i,e.Rs.1184 21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). in cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc I Non- PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned. these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director


Authority: www.doe.gov.in

Dharna Notice for 19.9.2017 and 17.10.2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 – Dopt

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Dharna Notice for 19.9.2017 and 17.10.2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 – Dopt

No.C.45018/2017-Vig
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.G & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated, the 19th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Dharna Notice for 19th September, 2017 and 17th October, 2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 – Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employee and Workers has decided to observe dharna at district headquarters across the country on 19th September, 2017 followed by similar protest at all State capitals on 17th October, 2017. The proposed protests are in support of pay and service related demands.

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow, sit-down etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS [conduct] Rules. 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgements that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form including dharna would face the consequences which besides deduction of wages may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department’s O.M. No. 33012/I/(s)/2008 –Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008 on the subject for strict compliance.

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees if applied for during the period of proposed dharna and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.
4. In case employees go on dharna all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e. 19.09.2017 and 17.10.2017.

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(Suresh Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Payment of Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2016-17 – Orders issued

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Payment of Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2016-17 – Orders issued

No.10(1)/2017/D(Estt/NG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 13.09.2017
The Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
Kokkata – 700 001

New Delhi
1. The Director General of Quality Assurance,
New Delhi.
2. The Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2016-2017.

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.48(4)/98/I(B&C) dated 27th July,2000 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-17 40 days wages to the eligible civilian employees of Defence Production Establishments as mentioned therein with an overall of wages of Rs.7000/- per month.

2. The casual labour who has worked for at least 240 days, in each year, for 03 years or more, will be eligible for this PLB payment. The amount will be paid on a notional monthly wages of Rs.750/-. In case where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.750/- per month, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments. All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

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Pensioners for outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ to be awarded

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Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first ‘Pension Adalat’ tomorrow 

Pensioners for outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ to be awarded 

Mobile App to avail the services of Pensioners’ Portal also to be launched 

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the first ‘Pension Adalat’ here tomorrow. He will also award the Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ – a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experience of working with Government. Moving ahead from e-governance to m-governance, a Mobile App has been created to avail the services of Pensioners’ Portal which will also be launched by Dr Jitendra Singh tomorrow. As a measure of welfare to the pensioners of Government of India, a workshop on Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) of 300 retiring Central Government employees is also scheduled to be held. The event is being organized by Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. 

The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about the post-retirement entitlements as well as an advance planning for life after retirement. There will be four interactive sessions which will cover inter-alia, the road map to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners, re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities under ‘Sankalp’. There will be another session on Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the Importance of writing a Will. 

The Pension Department in this programme will launch the first of a series of Pension Adalats which is being convened with the objective of bringing on a common table the aggrieved pensioner, the concerned department, the bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases can be settled across the table within the framework of extant rules. 

The Mobile App to be launched tomorrow will be extending all the services meant for the pensioner, which are currently available on the Pensioners’ Portal of the department, to the mobile handset. With this App, a superannuating Central Government official will be able to monitor the progress of his pension settlement, and retired officials will be able to self-assess their pension through the pension calculator and will also be able to register their grievances, if any, and get updates on orders issued by the Department. 

The ANUBHAV AWARDS 2017 will be presented to 17 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments. Anubhav scheme had been instituted on the call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to encourage retiring/retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government with the objective to create an institutional wealth for the government for future governance as well as to enthuse and inspire the future generations of government officials in their respective assignments. 

Source: PIB News

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017

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Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017

No.20(4)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017

To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.24(10)/80/D(JCM), dated 2nd November,1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Air Force.

2. The entitiement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.’B’(Non-Gazetted), Gp.’C’ and Gp.’D’ civilian employees of Indian Air Force who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the
PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Produuctivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017,.However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budjet grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349244/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their I.D. No. – 152/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017

Yours faithfully,
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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: BPMS

Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017

No.20(5)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017

To
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.24(9)/80/D(JCM), dated 28th september, 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Navy.

2. The entitiement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp.’B’(Non-Gazetted), Gp.’C’ and Gp.’D’ civilian employees of Indian Navy who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the
PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Produuctivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017,.However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budjet grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349888/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.163/AG/PB dated 11.09.2017

Yours faithfully,
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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: BPMS

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017

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Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017

No.20(3)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017

To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.24(6)/80/D(JCM), dated 28th September,1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the AOC.

2. The entitiement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.’B’(Non-Gazetted), Gp.’C’ and Gp.’D’ civilian employees of AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the
PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Produuctivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017,.However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budjet grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349248/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and Defence (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.149/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017

Yours faithfully,
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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: BPMS

7th CPC Defence Pension Calculation as per DESW Orders issued on 5.9.2017

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7th CPC Defence Pension Calculation as per DESW Orders issued on 5.9.2017

The 7th CPC in its Report, recommended two formulations for revision of pension of pre-2016 Armed Forces pensioners. In accordance with second formulation, shall be determined by multiplying the pension/ family pension as had been drawn on 31.12.2015 by the factor of 2.57.

The feasibility of the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC has been examined by the Committee and decided that revised pension/ family pension of all Armed Forces Personnel who retired/ died prior to 1.1.2016, shall be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which they retired/ died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay.

The revised rates of Military Service Pay, Non Practicing Allowance, where applicable, and ‘X’ Group pay & Classification Allowance for JCO/ORs, if applicable, notified in terms of 7th CPC orders, shall also be added to the amount of pay notionally arrived at under the 7th CPC pay matrix and shall be termed as notional reckonable emolument as on 1.1.2016.

Examples for JCO / ORs and Commissioned Officers

Defence Pension for Commissioned Officers – Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016)

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Defence Pension for Commissioned Officers – Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016)

Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of Commissioned Officers, Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016)
No.G–1/M/01/ICO’s/7th CPC/Vol.II/2017
Dated:12.09.2017
To
The PCDA (0)
Golibar Maidan
Pune-411001

Subject:Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of Commissioned Officers, Retiring or dying in harness on or after 1.1.2016 (Post-2016).

Reference: GoI, MoD letter No.17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated :04.09.2017.

Consequent upon issue of GoI, MoD letter No. 17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 04.09.2017 (Annexure A), pensionary awards of Commissioned Officers (including MNS and Territorial officers) of three Services who retired/ discharged/ released/ invalided out or died in harness on or after 01.01.2016 are to be sanctioned under orders contained therein.

2. It is therefore, requested to initiate claim/revision claim as detailed below along with the enclosed LPC-cum-Data Sheet for initial/revised pension claims, as the case may be, so that initial PPO/Corrigendum PPO may be issued in affected cases by this Office:-

(a) Initial Claims for Retiring Pension, Invalid Pension, Service Element as well as Disability Element of Disability/ Liberalised Disability/ War Injury Pension:

Initial Claims for Retiring Pension, Invalid Pension, Service element as well as Disability Element of Disability/ Liberalised Disability/War Injury Pension in respect of Commissioned officers of Indian Army who retired/discharged/released/invalided out on or after 01.01.2016 and who are in receipt of pay & allowance under respective Army Officers Pay Rules 2017 shall be preferred in usual manner on revised LPC­Cum-Data Sheet No. PHP-G1M-01/2017(7th CPC) as per specimen enclosed (Annexure B) and submitted as usual along with data in electronic form. The instructions for the filling up LPC cum Data Sheet are enclosed as Annexure E.

(b) Claim for revision of retiring pension – commissioned officers, retired/discharged on or after 01.01.2016.

Data Sheet PHP-G1M-03/2017(7th CPC) (Enclosed as Annexure C) will be used for revision of pensionary awards as per 7th CPC in those cases where Pension has already been notified as per 6th CPC . This data sheet will be used only once for revision of Pensionary awards already notified from 01.01.2006 to 30.09.2017, thereafter, any amendment/ revision will be done through Data Sheet (Rev) PHP­-G1M-02/2017(7th CPC) (Enclosed as Annexure D) for corrigendum of pensionary awards.

(c) Claim For Corrigendum of Pensionary Awards (PHP-G1M-02/2017(7th CPC)) :

Data Sheet (Rev) PHP-G1M-02/2017(7th CPC) (Enclosed as Annexure D) for corrigendum of pensionary awards in respect of commissioned officers will be used for amendment /revision of 7th CPC pensionary awards i.e. pensionary awards already notified as per VI CPC and subsequently revised as per 7th CPC through data sheet “PHP-G1M-03/2017(7th CPC) .

NOTE :- Old Data sheet (Rev) for corrigendum of pensionary awards will continue to be used for revision/amendments of pensionary awards of officers retired/discharged/invalided out prior to 01.01.2016.

3.COMMUTATION OF ADDITIONAL PENSION IN REVISION CASE:

Pensioners who have retired between 1.1.2016 and date of issue of orders for revised pay/ pension based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, shall have an option, in relaxation of provisions of relevant Pension Regulations, not to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on retrospective revision of pay / pension on implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC. Option form is enclosed as Appendix ‘A ‘ to be used for this purpose.

Option for commutation of additionally commutable amount will required to be submitted within 4 months from the issue of the Govt. letter by the Armed Forces officers. Option exercised after expiry of 4 months from the issue of the Govt. letter will not be entertained. The claim submitted without exercising said option or if no option for commutation of additionally commutable amount of pension is received within stipulated time period as mentioned above, it will be presumed that pensioner is not willing to commute additionally commutable amount.

4. DISABILITY PENSION/WAR INJURY PENSION

4.1 There shall be no change in existing provisions regulating the Disability Pension/War Injury Pension under casualty pensionary award so.

4.2 The amount of all kind of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs. 9,000/-

The maximum amount of normal rate, enhanced rate of ordinary family pension and retiring pension shall be 30%, 50% and 50% respectively, of the highest pay in the Government which is Rs. 2,50,000/- with effect from 1.1.2016. The maximum ceiling is, however, not applicable in the cases of Disability Pension/War Injury Pension etc., applicable under casualty pensionary awards.

5. Ex-GRATIA LUMP SUM COMPENSATION IN CASES OF INVALIDMENT :

Ex-gratin lump sum compensation to Defence Service Personnel who are boarded out of service on account of disability/ war injury attributable to or aggravated by military service, shall be paid @ Rs. 20 lakh for 100% disability subject to provisions as stipulated in MoD letter No. 2(2)/2011/D(Pen/Policy) dated 26.12.2011. For disability/ war injury less than 100% but not less than 20%, the amount of Ex-gratin compensation shall be proportionately reduced. No Ex-gratin compensation shall be payable for disability/war injury less than 20%. The proportionate compensation would be based on actual percentage of disability as certified by the Invaliding Medical Board, without applying broad banding provisions as contained in Para 7.2 of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001.

6. DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON DISCHARGE /INVALIDMENT:

6.1 BROAD-BANDING OF PERCENTAGE OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON DISCHARGE:

In cases where Armed Forces personnel are discharged/retired on or after 1.1.2016 under the circumstances mentioned in Para 4.1 of MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D (Pen-C) dated 31.1.2001 with disability including cases covered under MoD letter No. 16(5)/2008/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29.9.2009 and the disability/war injury has been accepted as 20% and more, the extent of disability or functional incapacity shall be determined in the manner prescribed in Para 7.2 of said letter dated 31.1.2001 for the purpose of computing disability/ war injury.

6.2 BROAD-BANDING OF PERCENTAGE OF DISABILITY/WAR INJURY ON INVALIDMENT:

Existing provisions for broad banding of invalidment cases of Disability and War Injury Pension shall remain unchanged.

6.3 Rates for calculation of disability where composite assessment is made due to existence of disability, as well as war injury, shall be determined in terms of provision contained in Para 3(b) of MoD letter No. 16(02)/2015-D(Pen/Pol) dated 08.08.2016.

6.4 CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE (CAA)

Constant Attendant Allowance shall continue to be admissible under the condition as hithertofore at the existing rate from 1.1.2016 to 30.06.2017. However, with effect from 01.07.2017 it shall be admissible at the uniform rate of Rs. 6750/- per month, irrespective of the rank.

7. All out efforts may be made to submit affected cases for revision of pension duly completed in all respect (along with option for commutation, if any) to avoid correspondence and back references.

8. The Software Programme for Data entry and validation check may be collected from EDP Centre of this Office.

9. Various Orders on the subject are available on the website of this Office e. www.pcdapension.nic.in.

10. As far as possible, all fresh claims for grant of retiring pension should be submitted only on revised LPC-cum Data Sheet. After 01.10.2017, no fresh cases for notification of Pension will be entertained on old LPC-cum Data Sheet. However, cases on the new LPC-cum-Data Sheet received before 01.10.2017 will also be accepted if revised pay details are available. It may please be ensured that Seal of LPC cum data sheet signing officer is affixed and name of all officials signing LPC cum data sheet are clearly and legibly mentioned.

No.G-1/M/01/ ICOs/7th CPC/Vol.II

Dated: .09.2017

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(Nasim Ullah)
ACDA (P)


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

Advance Payment of September 2017 Salary to Railway Staff

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Advance Payment of September 2017 Salary to Railway Staff
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: 13/09/2017
The DG(P)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Sub:- Advance Payment of September 2017 Salary to Railway Staff

As you are aware that Pooja festival are starting from 28th September, 2017.

It would, therefore, be in all appropriateness that necessary orders from Railway Board should go to all the Zonal Railways for making advance payment of September, 2017 Salary to the Railway staff so that they can enjoy the Pooja festival.

Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: AIFR

CGEGIS Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund (Period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017)

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CGEGIS Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund (Period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017)

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 -Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017

No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the September 6, 2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 -Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 1.1.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 17.3.2017, for the quarter from 1.7.2017 to 30.9.2017, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.8% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017 dated 17.7.2017, are enclosed.

2. The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs. 10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs. 15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs. 10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3. While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from 1.7.2017 to 30.9.2017, the Tables already issued for the quarters from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017 and from 1.4.2017 to 30.6.2017 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller 8s Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980

Contribution @ Rs.10/- p.m upto 31.12.89 and Rs.15 throughout after 1.1.90
Accoumulated value of contribution from 1st January of year of Entry to the month and year of cessation year of cessation of membership -2017 month of cessation of membership

savings Fund: 68.75% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
70% from 1.1.88 and onwards

Insurance Fund: 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
30% from 1.1.88 and onwards

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980

Contribution @ Rs.10/- throughout
Accoumulated value of contribution from 1st January of year of Entry to the month and year of cessation year of cessation of membership -2017 month of cessation of membership

savings Fund: 68.75% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
70% from 1.1.88 and onwards

Insurance Fund: 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
30% from 1.1.88 and onwards

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

Corrections in 7th CPC Concordance Tables (No.51 and 52)

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Corrections in 7th CPC Concordance Tables (No.51 and 52)

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables- regarding

F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 13th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance tables- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 06.07.2017 on the above subject and to say that there is some error in the entries relating to the pre-revised pay of Rs.56050/- (6th CPC Grade pay: Rs.10,000, in CPC Level 14)) in Table 51 and Table 52 enclosed therewith.

2. It is requested that the existing Table 51 and Table 52 may be substituted by the enclosed Table 51 and Table 52, respectively. The revised entries have been shown in bold letters. .

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(Harjit Singh)
Director


Authority: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

7th CPC Paymatrix Level 13 Pay Fixation after enhancement of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67

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7th CPC Paymatrix Level 13 Pay Fixation after enhancement of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67

Clarification regarding fixation of pay consequent upon enhancement of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67 in respect of Level 13 of pay matrix corresponding to pre-revised Grade pay of 8700 – CGDA Orders
No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-II
Dated : 12/09/2017
To
All PCsDA/CsDA/IFAs
PCof A(Fys) Kolkata / Jt.CDA(AF) Nagpur
CDA(IT&SDC) Secunderabad

Subject: Clarification regarding fixation of pay consequent upon enhancement of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67 in respect of Level 13 of pay matrix corresponding to pre-revised Grade pay of 8700.

Of late, this HQrs has been receiving queries/ references from various Controller offices seeking clarification regarding the pay fixation under 7th CPC consequent upon enhancement of IOR (Index of rationalization ) vide MoF, Dept of Expenditure Resolution dated 16.05.2017 from 2.57 to 2.67 in respect of Level 13 of the pay matrix i.e corresponding to pre-revised Grade pay of Rs 8700/- .

2. In this context, it is clarified that Index of rationalization is to be applied for computation of first cell of a particular level i.e corresponding to a specific pay band and Grade pay under 6th CPC. Accordingly, a revised pay matrix has been provided under the Gazette of India dated 16.05.2017 incorporating the ibid enhancement from 2.57 to 2.67. It is however, intimated that the fitment factor of 2.57 as mentioned under Para 4(2) of Ministry of Finance resolution dated 25.07.2016 which is to be uniformly applied to all employees stands unchanged.

3. All pay fixation cases may be regulated accordingly.

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( Kavita Garg )
Sr. Dy.CGDA(AN)

Authority: www.cgda.nic.in

NFPE requests to issue Bonus before Durga Puja

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NFPE requests to issue Bonus before Durga Puja

The National Federation of Postal Employees(NFPE) requested to take necessary action for making payment of bonus before Durga Puja

PAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (PLB)

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981
website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-16(g)/2017
Dated: 12th September, 2017
To
The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001

Sub. PAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (PLB).

Sir,
It is to bring to your kind notice that Productivity linked bonus is required to be paid before Durga Puja. It is therefore requested to kindly cause action for making payment of bonus before Durga Puja.

It is also worth mentioning that an arbitrary cap of 60 days has been fixed for payment of PLB.

Now the business and revenue of Department is increasing every year.

Therefore kindly take necessary action to remove this cap and arrange to make payment of bonus which comes out real.

With regards.

Yours faithfully,

(R N Parashar)
Secretary General

Source: NFPE

CGHS Rates Easy Search – Package Rates for Treatments Procedures and Investigations

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CGHS Rates Easy Search – Package Rates for Treatments Procedures and Investigations

Central Government Health Scheme
The Central Government Health Scheme(CGHS) provides comprehensive health care facilities for the Central Government employees and pensioners and their dependents residing in CGHS covered cities.

Rate List of Recognized Private Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres Under CGHS

We provide here a simple search box to find the rates for all Treatments, Procedures and Investigations. Delhi and Chennai rates are available in the search box. Enter the first letter of the Treatment Procedure or Investigation in the required box, the drop down menu will show the appropriate results immediately… (Click the image to continue…)

Educational Concession to Children of Armed Forces Officers/PBORs – DESW Order

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Educational Concession to Children of Armed Forces Officers/PBORs – DESW Order

Grant of Educational Concession to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) missing/disabled/killed in action

No.6(l)/2009/Edu. Concession/ D(Res.-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Room No. 231, ‘B’ Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 13th Sept, 2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Director General Indian Coast Guard.

Subject : Grant of Educational Concession to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) missing/disabled/killed in action:

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in Para 8.17.42 regarding enhancement of Educational Concessions to the Children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORS) Missing/Disabled/Killed in action and in supersession of earlier order No 6(1)/2009/Edu. Concession/II D(Res) dated 25th Oct 2010 on the subject, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:

(i) Tuition Fees: Full reimbursement of tuition fee (Capitation fee and caution money not included) levied by the educational institutions concerned (including charges levied for the school bus maintained by the school or actual fares paid for railway pass for students or bus fare certified by the Head of Institutes).

(ii) Hostel Charges: Full reimbursement of Hostel charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges.

(iii) Cost of books/stationery: Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only) per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.

(iv) Cost of Uniform where this is Compulsory: Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only) or the amount claimed‘by the student, whichever is less.

(v) Clothing: Rs. 700/- (Rupees seven hundred only) per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.

2. The education concessions referred to above will be admissible only for undertaking studies in Govt/Govt. aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools and other schools or colleges recognised by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments.

3. The above educational concessions will be available for school going children from 2 classes prior to lSt class up to and inclusive of the First Degree Course.

4. Re-imbursement of Educational Concession shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his/her class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particulars class, the re-imbursement of CEA shall not be stopped.

5. The combined amount of Tuition Fees and Hostel Charges shall not exceed Rs. 10,000/-pm.

6. The concession shall go up by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

7. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

8. The Educational concession referred to in this order will be debit able from Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 800 B(a)2 of the Defence services Estimates (Army) and relevant Heads of Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

9. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance Pension) vide their U.O. No.IO (23)/O9/Fin/Pen dated 1 1.09.2017.

Yours faithfully,

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(Santosh)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India


Source: http://desw.gov.in/

Payment of Overtime Allowance to NGO/NIE as per 7th CPC – PCAFYS Order

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Payment of Overtime Allowance to NGO/NIE as per 7th CPC – PCAFYS Order

“The payment of OTA in r/o the NGOs/NIEs of the Ordnance factory and of Allied Estt of Ordnance Factory may not be stopped w.e.f. 01.072017…
dated 12/09/2017

To
The All Cs F & A (Fys)/AII Br AOs

Sub: Payment of OTA in r/o NGO/NIE on implementation of 7th CPC

References have been received from Br. AOs whether the payment on a/c of OT  in r/o NGO/NlEs w.e.f. 01.07.2017 is applicable taking consideration of Sl No. 17 of Appendix I of Govt. Resolutionnotified by Min of Finance(Deptt of Exp) vide No 11-1/2016-lC dated 06.07.2017. As per the above notification, Overtime Allowances (OTA) is abolished except for operational staff and industrial employees governed by Statutory provisions. Ministries\Departments to prepare list Of those staff coming under the category Of ‘operational staff’. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards.

As per G o l, Min of Defence No.18/(5)/2008-D/Civ-II dated 10.05.2011, the OTA is a Statutory provision and it would be admissible to the employees covered under the Statutory provision of the Factory Act, 1948. Section 2(I) of the Factory Act, 1948 defines the word ‘worker’ as a person used for a manufacturing process, or in any other kind of work incidental to, or connected with, the manufacturing process, or the subject of the manufacturing process.

In view of the above, all employees engaged inside the factory premises and maintaining the same time schedule as that of the direct industrial workers are to be treated as worker irrespective of their nature of work. Hence the payment of OTA in r/o the NGOs/NIEs of the Ordnance factory and of Allied Estt of Ordnance Factory may not be stopped w.e.f. 01.072017 on the basis of the Govt. Resolution notified by Min Of Finance(Deptt Of Exp) vide No 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017.

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Asstt. Controller of Accounts (FYS)


Authority: www.pcafys.nic.in

7th CPC Special Pay/Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services – Dopt Ordres

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7th CPC Special Pay/Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services – Dopt Ordres

No.2/12/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 14th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Headquarters Special Pay/Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective Headquarters — reg.

This Department’s OM No.2/22(A)/2008-Estt(Pay-ll) dated 3rd September, 2008 provided for rates of Headquarters Special pay/ Special Allowance admissible to officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective headquarters.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure)’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at SI.No. 76 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July, 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for abolition of Headquarters Allowance has been accepted by the Government and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to abolish the Headquarters Special Pay/ Special Allowance in respect of officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services on their posting in their respective Headquarters.

5. Accordingly, the entitlement and payment of Headquarters Allowance is discontinued from the salary of the month of July, 2017. A copy of Department of Expenditure’s OM No.29/1/2017-E.II (B) dated 11th July, 2017 on Payment on account of discontinued allowances is enclosed for reference.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

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(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel - Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies

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Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies

No.1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011

Dated: 18th September 2017

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter no. 1(4)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 4.12.2007 under which revised methodology to workout restoration of pension was issued for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Bodies. The restored pension as well as full amount of pension was further revised with effect from 01.01.2006 in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(4)/2007- D(Pension/Policy) dated 21.08.2009 as amended vide letter No. 1(4)12007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 09.02.2011, letter No. 1(1)/2014- D(Pen/Policy) dated 16.10.2014. As per these orders, payment of dearness relief and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full revised pension.

2. In compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 01 09.2016 in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010, Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002- P&PW(D)-Vol II. dated 23.6.2017 read with OM of same No dated 21.07.2017, have decided to extend the benefit of ibid orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court to all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump sum amount and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, by restoring their full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump sum amount.

3. Matter has been considered and it has been decided that the provisions of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM F.No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol. II dated 23.6.2017, shall also apply mutatis mutandis to all Armed Forces pensioner absorbed in PSUs/ Autonomous bodies. Other terms and conditions prescribed vide this Ministry’s letters issued from time to time which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

4. The Armed Forces PSU absorbees whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled for revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, inculding 7th Central Pay Commission.

5. The pension in terms of these orders shall be revised by respective Pension Sanctioning Agencies suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No aplocation in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or ffrom the PDAs concerned.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of theis Ministry vide their ID No. 31(8)/9/Fin/Pen dated 07.09.2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretay to Govt. of India

Authority: www.desw.gov.in

Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries

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Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries

F.No.142/40/2015-AVD.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi Dated, the 15th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that the issue of utilizing the services of retired officers for conducting departmental inquiries had been under consideration of the Department. It has now been decided that panels of retired officers from the Ministries/Departments under Government of India and PSUs would be created and maintained by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities for conducting Departmental Inquiries against the delinquent officials.

2. Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers – Panels of retired officers not below the rank of Deputy Secretary in Central Government and equivalent officer in the State Governments/PSUs to be appointed as the Inquiry Officer for the purpose of conducting departmental inquiries would be maintained level/rank wise and place-specific by each cadre controlling authority where its offices are located.

3. Validity of the panel – The panel of the retired officers created for the purpose of appointing Inquiry Officers for conducting departmental inquiry will be valid for a period of three years. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will ensure that a panel of retired Inquiry Officers is available with them.

4. Following are the eligibility conditions for appointment of willing retired officers as the Inquiry Officers to conduct departmental inquiries:-

(i) Retired officers who are willing to serve as Inquiry Officer.

(ii) He/she should not have been penalized in a Disciplinary Proceeding case (no penalty in DP or prosecution in criminal case)

5. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will immediately take necessary action for inviting applications from willing and eligible retired officers to serve as the Inquiry Officer for conducting departmental inquiry. In this regard, a format for inviting applications is annexed.

6. A three-member committee consisting of Joint Secretary level officers including CVO of the concerned Ministry/Departments/PSUs would be constituted by the respective cadre controlling authority. The other two members can be from the same Ministry/Department or from the attached or subordinate office. After receipt of willingness of the retired officers, names of the officers will be screened by the committee so constituted. The formation of panel will be a continuous and ongoing process. The DA will decide on the appointment of the IO based on willingness for a case, experience in the sector and status of residence. Committee constituted for making panels of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer has to keep in mind that applications of retired officers willing to serve as an Inquiry Officer should be scrutinized carefully to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.

7. The number of disciplinary cases assigned to an Inquiry Officer may be restricted to 8 cases in a year, with not more than 4 cases at a time.

8. Terms and conditions for appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer.

The designated Inquiry Officer shall require to give an undertaking as follows:-

(i) that he/she is not a witness or a complainant in the matter to be inquired into or a close relative or a known friend of the delinquent Government officer. A certificate to this effect will be obtained from the Inquiry Officer with respect to every inquiry and placed on record

(ii) shall maintain strict secrecy in relation to the documents he/she receives or information/data collected by him/her in connection with the inquiry and utilize the same only for the purpose of inquiry in the case entrusted to him/her.

9. No such documents/information or data shall be divulged to anyone during the Inquiry or after presentation of the Inquiry Report. All the records, reports etc. available with the Inquiry Officer shall be duly returned to the authority which appointed him/her as such, at the time of presentation of the Inquiry Report.

10. The Inquiry Officer shall conduct the inquiry proceedings at a location taking into account the availability of records, station/place where the misconduct occurred as well as the convenience of the witnesses/ PO etc. Video Conferencing should be utilized to the maximum extent possible to minimize travel undertaken by the IO/PO/CO. The cadre controlling authorities will facilitate necessary arrangements for the Video Conferencing.

11. The Inquiry Officer shall undertake travel for conducting inquiry (in unavoidable circumstances) with the approval of an authority as may be nominated by the concerned Ministry/Department.

12. The Inquiry Officer shall submit the inquiry report after completing the inquiry within 180 days from the date of his/her appointment as the Inquiry Officer. Extension of time beyond 180 days can be granted only by the Authority as may be prescribed.

13. The rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to the Inquiry Officer will be as under:-
50% will be paid on submission of the Inquiry Report. Remaining amount will be paid within 45 days. In case it is not possible to proceed with the matter due to stay by courts etc., the Inquiry Officer may be discharged from his/her duties and payment of honorarium and other allowances will be made on pro rata basis.

14. Before the payment is received by the Inquiry Officer, it will be his/her responsibility to ensure that:-

(a) All case records and inquiry report (two ink signed copies) properly documented and arranged is handed over to the office of Disciplinary Authority.

(b) The report returns findings on each of the Articles of Charge which has been enquired into should specifically deal and address each of the procedural objections, if any, raised by the charged officers as per the extant rules and instructions.

(c) There should not be any ambiguity in the inquiry report and therefore every care should be taken to ensure that all procedures for conducting departmental inquiries have been followed in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions of disciplinary and appeal Rules to which the delinquent Government officials are governed.

15. Letter regarding engaging a retired officer as the Inquiry Officer will only be issued with the approval of the Disciplinary Authority of the Ministry/Department/ Office concerned.

16. A review of every empanelled Inquiry Officer will be done after receipt of 2 inquiry reports where adherence to time lines and the procedure and quality of work will be assessed by the concerned Ministry. Subsequent allocation of work may be done only after such evaluation. The services of Inquiry Officers whose performance is not upto the mark will be terminated with the approval of appointing authority.

17. Any issue arising out of this O.M. between the Inquiring Officer and the Disciplinary Authority will be decided by the Secretary , DoPT whose decision shall be final and binding on both parties.

18. These guidelines are issued for internal use of DoPT and other Cadre controlling authorities may adopt the same with suitable amendments.

(K. Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in


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