Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Direct Recruit Assistant - Clarification on Stepping up of Pay - DoPT Order 2015

F.No.7/7/2008-CS.I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, 25th May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006 – Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants – Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the issue of stepping up of pay of direct recruit Assistants, appointed on or after 1.1.2006 at par with the pay of the UDCs promoted and appointed to the post of Assistant between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 Whose pay has been fixed in terms of para 2(c) of Department of Expenditure’s U.O. No.10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009.

2. The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and they are of the view that as per the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, the stepping up of pay is allowed if the anomaly in pay, if at all arising, is a direct outcome of fixation of pay in the revised pay scale from the pre-revised scale to the effect that the senior who was drawing higher pay in the pre-revised scale, starts drawing lower pay in the revised scale. However, in the case of direct recruit Assistants appointed on or after 1.1.2006, the direct recruits never drew the pre-revised pay prior to 1.1.2006. Further, Department of Expenditure’s U.O. dated 14.12.2009 relates to fixation of pay in revised scale from pre-revised scale of pay.

3. All the Ministries /Departments are therefore advised to review all the cases wherein stepping up of pay has been allowed to direct recruit Assistants appointed on or after 1.1.2006 with reference to the pay of their junior promotee Assistants. The pay fixation in revised pay structure of such direct recruit Assistants be revised immediately and action be initiated for effecting recoveries of excess payments, if any, as per extant instructions.

Sd/-
(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Reconvery.pdf
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Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.

F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 26th May , 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 20th October, 2014, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to the following:

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000,Rs.750 &Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 215% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.

(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs 645 w.e.f 04 June ,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25.05.2015.

4. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
( Charanjit Taneja )
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/DR_260515.pdf
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BANK EMPLOYEES WAGE REVISION-15% INCREASE IN SALARY AND ALLOWANCES - 10th Wage Agreement – IBA Circular

Indian Banks' Assassination
10th Wage Agreement

Indian Banks Association inked wage settlement with Employee Unions and Officers’ Associations today, 25th May, 2015. The settlement gives 15% increase in salary and Allowances to about 10 lakh bank employees.

Employees and officers from 43 banks including public sector banks, old private sector banks and some of the foreign banks benefit from the wage revision. The current wage revision is effective from 1st November 2012 and will be valid for 5 years. In all 11 All India Employees Unions and Officers’ Associations participated in the wage revision exercise.

The scale pay of Officers has been revised from Rs.14500 - Rs.52000 to Rs.23700 - Rs.85000. (Special allowance for officers ranging from 7.75% to 11% of basic pay along with applicable Dearness allowance has also been introduced)

The scale pay of Workmen - non-subordinate has been revised from Rs.7200-Rs.19300 to Rs.11765-Rs.31540, also the scale pay of Subordinate staff has been revised from Rs.5850-Rs.11350 to Rs.9560-Rs.18545. (Special allowance for workmen @7.75% of basic pay along with applicable Dearness allowance has also been introduced)

Another important feature of the settlement is that a medical insurance scheme is being introduced for families of employees.

The 15% wage revision would cost the Public Sector banks Rs.4725 crores as incremental Salary and allowances in a year. Banks have been making provision for wage revision from November 2012. Mr. T M Bhasin, Chairman, IBA and Mr. Rajiv Rishi, Chairman, Negotiating Committee of IBA led the Management team in the negotiations. IBA expects banks will implement the revision immediately.

IBA expects the salary revision to improve the moral of the bank employees, leading to better productivity.

Source: http://www.iba.org.in/Documents/10th_Wage_Agreement.pdf
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GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS

No.1 (10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi- 110011

Dated: 5th May, 2015

To

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

SUB: GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES· HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 and letter of even number dated 12th January 2011 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.300/- p.m. with effect from 1.9.2008 to Armed Forces Personnel/Family Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/-. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.

2. Ex-Servicemen who retired on or after 01 Apr 2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. These orders applicable only in such cases, where the date of retirement is prior to 1.4.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI rooms and are not members of ECHS.

3. These orders will take effect from 19.11.2014.

4. All other conditions as laid down in Government of India letter No.1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 will continue to apply.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance/ Pension) videtheir I.D. No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 30.03.2015.

6. Hindi version will follow.

faithfully,

(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

DOPT to hold a meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015

No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,dated the 21st May, 2015

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary, Staff Side,
National Council (JCM)
13, C Ferozshah Road
New Delhi


Sir,

Please refer to your online grievance No.PMOPG/2015/83480 dated 28th April, 2015 regarding proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015.

2. You will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings.

Yours faithfully

Sd/-
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/dopt-to-hold-a-meeting-of-nc-jcm-meeting-on-29-05-2015/
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Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 
TIME BOND 

No.36012/39/2014-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated the 22nd May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.

The Hon‘ble Supreme Court in its interim Order dated 28.04.2015 in Contempt Petition No. 499/2014 in Civil Appeal No. 9096/2013 in the matter of National Federation of Blind has, inter-alia, directed that the period for filling up of vacancies of Persons with Disabilities needs to be suitably compressed. Keeping in view the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the competent authority has approved launching of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of unfilled vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

2. In a meeting held on 08.05.2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with more than 45 Departments/Ministries, the issue of launch of the Special Recruitment Drive was discussed in detail.

3. Keeping in view the time frame agreed upon by the Departments/Ministries, all Ministries/Departments are requested to take immediate necessary action for filling up of vacancies for persons with disabilities already reported to the Hon’ble Supreme Court and launch a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up those vacancies as per schedule given below:-

I. Outer Time frame for filling up of vacancies where recruitment action has already been initiated

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Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents.

No. 1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi

Dated: 15th May 2015

To

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

SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/ AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry’s letter No. 906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/disabled children sibling as under. The employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/ death of Armed Force Personnel, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in GOI, MOD Letter No.- A/49601/ AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services) dated 27.08.1987 as amended vide GOI MOD Letter No. 906/ AIDGPen/Sers)/05 dated 13.08.2008, which are reproduced as under:

2. Before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child. As per GOI, MOD Letter No.- PN/7995/D(Pen/Pol)/2010 dated 01.10.2010, the family Pension to the dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Armed Force Personnel immediately before his or her death and deceased Armed Force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents.

3(a). In terms of GOI, MOD Letter No. B/38207/ AG/PS4/931/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 6.08:-1998 the-family pension-to the parents-shall-be-payable if-the parents were wholly dependent on the Armed force Personnel immediately before his or her death and the deceased Armed force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child.

7. The authorization as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised PPO if a child, parents or siblings is authorized for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised PPO shall take the usual route to the Pension Disbursing Authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO /revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificates/s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self-certificate for income.

8. Such an authorization shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the Pensioners/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the Family of the deceased pensioner. A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the appointing authority in accordance with provisions of A 151/80.

9. In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 10(01)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 24.03.2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/D%28PenPolicy%29-15-May-2015_0.pdf#sthash.rmX9uZOD.dpuf
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Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter

“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”

Not many would have know this message that there are a number of retired Central Government employees who had completed 40 years of their service without utilizing even a single LTC facility.

“Once upon a time, LTC was considered as a wasteful expense…things have changed, and now people treat it as an indulgence…!”

In the past, not many were interested in LTC because the families were big and only the lowest class journey fare was reimbursed by the Central Government. But, now, LTC includes travel in air-conditioned class and air-fare. Not surprisingly, employees are now very much interested and are utilizing the facility without fail.

Practical difficulties began when a number of employees began to travel. One of them was the situation where the office location and the employee’s hometown are the same. Usually, Central Government employees are posted in towns and cities that are away from their hometown, or their native place. At the time of joining, the employees are required to denote a village or town as their home Town. This cannot be changed.

Once in every four years, the Government would give the option to reimburse the to and fro travel tickets for the employee and his/her family to go to their hometown to meet their relatives and to look after the family’s immovable properties located there. This facility is called the Home Town LTC.

In the past, since only a few utilized this facility, there wasn’t any confusion in implementing them. When the Government announced that Home Town LTC could be converted as All India LTC, troubles began and clarifications were required.

LTC rules state that the headquarter/place of posting and the employee’s Home Town are the same, then he/she is not entitled to the conversion of Home Town LTC.

There are many questions in the minds of the employees about this clause.

Will the facility of Home Town LTC be denied if the headquarters and home town share the same Postal Pin code?

Does this apply if both come under the limits of the same municipality or Panchayat?

Will the 8 KM rule of CGHS apply to this?

Should the home town and headquarters not be located in the same district?

What does the phrase “irrespective of distance,” which is underlined in a number of orders, mean?

Will the interpretation differ from one office to the other?

A number of such doubts prevail among employees.

One thing is for certain – Central Government employees will now be very alert about definitions regarding hometowns.

Source:http://90paisa.org/headquartershome-town-ltc-central-government-employees-confusions-continue/
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Payment of Night Duty Allowance at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees under Ministry of Defence

Payment of Night Duty Allowance at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees under Ministry of Defence

G.I., Min. of Defence, O.M.No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II), dated 8.5.2015

Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees working in the Establishments under the Ministry of Defence in implementation of Hon. C.A.T. Jodhpur Order dated 5 Nov 2009

Sir,
I am directed to say that the consolidated orders on the subject of Night Duty Allowance were issued by the Department of Personnel and Training vide their OM No.12012/4/86-Estt(Allowances) dated 4th Oct. 1989. In terms of the sub para (v) of para 2 of this OM, Night Duty Allowance is to be computed taking into account the rates of pay including Dearness Allowance and CCA, in force on the basis of the recommendations of the 4th Central Pay Commission. However, these rates have not been revised on the basis of the pay structure that came into force after the reports of 5th and 6th Central Pay Commissions.

2. Aggrieved by this non-revision of the rates of NDA, a number of applications have been filed by the Defence Civilian employees in various Courts/Tribunals. In OA No. 34/2008, filed by Shri Ram Kumar & Others. Hon. Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench passed orders dated 5 Nov 2009 in favour of the applicants. The appeals filed by the Union of India in the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan (DB Civil WP No. 9927/2010) and in the Supreme Court of India (SLP No. 8276/2012) against the above Oder dated 5 Nov. 2009 of Hon. C.A.T., Jodhpur Bench, were dismissed on 1 Aug 2011 and 8 May 2012 respectively.

3. The issue of payment of NDA at revised rates to the eligible Defence Civilian Employees, has been examined in the MoD in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expenditure), Deptt of Personnel & Training and Ministry of Law and Justice. In the light of the observations made by MoF(DoE), DoP & T and M/o L&J, a conscious decision has been taken with the approval of Competent Authority in Ministry of Defence to make payment of the Night Duty Allowance to the eligible Defence Civilian employees (Industrial and non-industrial employees), based on the revised pay and allowances drawn by them w.e.f. 1st Jan 2006 and payment of arrears from April, 2007, in terms of Hon. C.A.T., Jodhpur Bench order dated 5 Nov. 2009, in OA No. 34/2008 filed by Shri Ram Kumar & Others, as upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

4. All other terms and conditions as laid down in the MoD ID No. 6(4)/88/D(Civ-I) dated 12 Oct. 1989 and dated 15 March 1990, as amended from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

5. The issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin.) vide their ID No. 89/AG/PB dated 8th May, 2015.

Source: INDWF
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IMPLEMENT ONE RANK ONE PENSION SCHEME - RAHUL GANDHI

Hoping to strike a chord with around 3 million ex-servicemen, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will this   week nudge the Modi government to deliver on its election promise to implement one-rank one-pension (OROP) in the armed forces.

Gandhi will meet a group of ex-servicemen at the party headquarters on Saturday where he will try to corner the NDA government, a Congress leader said.

Over the last few weeks, the three-time Amethi MP has been unsparing in his attacks on the Narendra Modi government over issues concerning farmers, landless labourers, netizens, middle class home buyers and fishermen.

Gandhi had raised the demand with the UPA government and persuaded the finance ministry to approve OROP. This would give retired soldiers of the same rank and the same length of service the same pension, irrespective of when they retired.

“I am on your side. I understand your concerns. You give your life for the country. I will do all that I can to see that your demands are met,” Gandhi had told a group of 1,000-odd ex-servicemen from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Punjab during an interaction in February 2014.

Congress leaders pointed out that the BJP had pledged to quickly roll-out OROP but appeared to be dithering on its implementation.

However, government sources hinted that the long-pending demand could be announced anytime soon, with a corpus of about ` 8,400 crore. The push for OROP will also benefit about 6,00,000 widows and 1.5 million serving military personnel.

Source:http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/2015/05/implement-one-rank-one-pension-rahul.html
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