Friday, August 26, 2016

NPS Employees Eligible for Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity - DoPT Order on 26/08/2016

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New De1hi-110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.


Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their OM No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No.38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.

2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. Note No.1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.

4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1_2004.

(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – Instructions regarding Timely Issue of Charge-Sheet – Regarding.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated August 23, 2016


Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T’s O.M. No.11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 3rd July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015, the Apex Court has directed as follows:

“14 We, therefore, direct that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/employee; if the Memorandum of Charges/Charge sheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension. As in the case in hand, the Government is free to transfer the concerned person to any Department in any of its offices within or outside the State so as to sever any local or personal contact that he may have and which he may misuse for obstructing the investigation against him. The Government may also prohibit him from contacting any person, or handling records and documents till the stage of his having to prepare his defence Furthermore, the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance stands superseded in view of the stand adopted by us.”

2. In compliance of the above judgement, it has been decided that where a Government servant: is placed under suspension, the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the charge-sheet is not served to the charged officer. As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension. As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time.

3. It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched. Clarifications in this regard have already been issued vide O.M. No. 11012/6/2007-Estt.A-Ill dated 21.07.2016.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices’ are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

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Second Meeting of the Committee Constituted to Examine the Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell)

Room No.216, Hotel Ashok,
Chankyapuri, New Delhi,
Dated :22/23.08.2016

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary, National Council (Staff Side), JCM
13C, Feroz Shah Road,
New Delhi.

Subject: Second Meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.


I am directed to inform that the 2nd Meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be hedl on 01st September, 2016 at 3.00 PM in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure).

2. I am further directed to inform that the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances.

3. You are, therefore, requested to attend the aforesaid meeting with their members of Standing Committee of National Council Staff Side (JCM). The names of the members attending the meeting may please be sent on or before 29th August, 2016 to the undersigned so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Yours sincerely,

(Abhay N.Sahay)
Under Secretary (IC-7th CPC)

Source: AIRF
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Clarification on Children Education Allowance (CEA) – Dopt Orders on 22.8.2016

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 22nd August, 2016.


Subject: Children Education Allowance (CEA) – Clarification

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/ 03/ 2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject mentioned above and to say that E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukul Ratra)

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Pay Commission - Pay Fixation-IPAS Ministry of Railways

Most Immediate


RBA No. 51/2016

No. 2016/AC-H(CC)/IPAS/37/7 (Zonal Railways)

3rd August, 2016

General Manager,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub:- Pay Commission - Pay Fixation-IPAS

Railway Board has issued a notification regarding the modalities of pay fixation arising out of Government’s acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations. It is presumed that all the Zonal Railways are in the state of preparedness for implementing these recommendations, as notified by Railway Board. Now that IPAS has been implemented in all the Zonal Railways (except Metro Railway, Kolkata), pay fixation and generation of pay bills and payment of arrears will also be done through IPAS Pay Commission Dte has issued separate instructions on the subject vide Railway Board’s orders 93/2016 and 94/ 2016 which includes the statement of fixation. These instructions are to be read along with the notification of Railway Service (Revised Pay) rules, 2016.

a) CRIS has already started the modification of IPAS and the system is expected to be in place by 4th August, 2016;

b) There will be a window in IPAS to carry out the 7tlrl CPC activities which includes special categories viz., ASMs, TTES, Traffic Assistant/ Metro, Dieticians and Perfusionists, etc where upgradation of pay has been granted; Concerned Accounts Staff of Estt. Gaz Section in case of Gazetted establishments and Bill Clerk in Personnel Branch in case of NoniGazetted Staff can generate Draft pay fixation statement and confirm the same on IPAS after necessary check and verification;

c) The above processes shall be completed in all respect by 15th August, 2016 without fail;

d) Salary Bills for the month of August’2016 shall be generated from IPAS as per the revised pay as per 7th CPC recommendations, after necessary checks and verifications;

e) All the allowances will be worked out in IPAS on the basis of pay drawn as per 6th CPC;

f) The arrears payable as per 7th CPC will be calculated by the system and the same will be included in August 2016 salary, as a separate component.

g) All statutory recoveries via, Income Tax, etc and other recoveries via, PF, NPS, advances recoveries, etc will be done at source as per the usual practice;

h) As already mentioned the system of pro-check is dispensed with for this payment in August’2016. However all the pay fixation statement should be sent to associate Accounts Office for vetting within a span of two months.

i) Accounts Department shall check (post audit) this statement within 3 months. If some changes are required then, the same can be returned to the concerned Clerks for rectification.

j) Accounts Personnel and other Bill preparing Officers shall make an advance plan for finally completing this work by 31.10.2016, as per instructions.

k) Any over payment/ under payment has to be adjusted in subsequent salary bill;

l) Once this process is completed then the system will save the revised pay data for future use, while retaining the pay data as per 6th CPC also in a separate table for calculation of allowances till further notification of GOI in this regard.

m) Fixation statement duly sanctioned by the Bill Preparing authority and vetted by Accounts Department shall be filed properly in the Service Records of the concerned Officer/ Staff;

2. As regards to the Production Units and Metro Railway where IPAS has not been implemented, the above process may be carried out using their in-house software itself and ensure the compliance of Railway Board’s instructions.

3. The above instructions may be scrupulously followed.

(B.B. Verma) 
Advisor / Accounts

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