Friday, February 28, 2014

Cabinet approves merger of DA with basic pay

Cabinet approves merger of DA with basic pay
Defers decision on anti-corruption ordinances and Forward Contract Regulation (Amendment) Act

The Cabinet today approved merger of 50% dearness allowance of Central government employees and pensioners with their basic pay. However, it has deferred a decision on anti-corruption ordinances and Forward Contract Regulation (Amendment) Act. A special Cabinet meeting is likely tomorrow to take call on these ordinances.

Source:http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/cabinet-approves-merger-of-da-with-basic-pay-114022800589_1.html
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Dearness Allowance has Reached to 100%, Cabinet Committee Approved 10% Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2014 

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2014, in cash, but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent. 

Hence, Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 100 percent of the basic with effect from 01.01.2014. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. 

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be Rs. 11074.80 crore per annum and Rs. 12920.60 crore in the financial year 2014-15 ( i.e. for a period of 14 months from January 2014 to February 2015). 

Source: PIB
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7th Central Pay Commission Terms of Reference - Cabinet approved ToR of 7th CPC

7th Central Pay Commission 

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:-

a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-

i. Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial;
ii. Personnel belonging to the All India Services;
iii. Personnel of the Union Territories;
iv. Officers  and   employees   of  the   Indian  Audit  and   Accounts Department;
v. Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; andvi. Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.

 b) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, as well as retirement benefits of personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on aspects unique to these personnel.

c) To work out the framework for an emoluments structure linked with the need to attract the most suitable talent to Government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system to respond to complex challenges of modern administration and rapid political, social, economic and technological changes, with due regard to expectations of stakeholders, and to recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.

d) To examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus, keeping in view, among other things, its bearing upon performance and productivity and make recommendations on the general principles, financial parameters and conditions for an appropriate incentive scheme to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity.

e) To review the variety of existing allowances presently available to employees in addition to pay and suggest their rationalization and simplification, with a view to ensuring that the pay structure is so designed as to take these into account.

f) To examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations, keeping in view that retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).

g)  To make recommendations on the above, keeping in view:

i. the economic conditions in the country  and need for fiscal prudence;

ii. the need to ensure that adequate resources are available for developmental expenditures and welfare measures;

iii. the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications;

iv. the prevailing emolument structure and retirement benefits available to employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings; and

v. the best global practices and their adaptability and relevance in Indian conditions.

h) To recommend the date of effect of its recommendations on all the above.

The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution.  It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised.

The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalization of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Background

Central Pay Commissions are periodically constituted to go into various issues of emoluments’ structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government employees and to make recommendations on the changes required.

Source: PIB 
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Central Government Employees Today Hot News: Retirement Age 60 to 62

Impact of raising retirement age from age 60 to 62

It has been seen that one of the long time waging demand of raising the retirement age of govt employees has finally caught afire Through the Medias and blogging sites re abound with news that the cabinet would announce news regarding the retirement age yet it has not been finalizes Even then it has been come to known that a favorable decision would be put forth regarding this issue due to the oncoming lok sabha elections. In India the retirement ages of most of the state government employees range from 58 to 60. This is low in comparison to the government employees of foreign nation. We shall see the effect of raising the retirement age in the following passage

Advantage

1. If only 7th pay commission would be implemented in the year 2016 those retiring in the year span 2014 -2016 would be greatly benefitted.

2. Economically the employees would be in better position due to this rise of the age of superannuation

3. The pension amount and the other beneficiaries would also increase along side

4. There this chance of imparting fruitful experience to the subordinates or new recruit by those benefitted by rise in retirement age

5. More over there is chance of getting an additional MACP by the central govt employees

6. A good health psychological effect would prevail in their minds due to this boon of rising their retirement age and thus removing their fatigue

Disadvantage

1. Promotion would be greatly affected due to no retirement in the long span

2. Unemployment would come in to being due to the increase in retirement age

3. Output of work would be greatly affected if the retirement age of unhealthy employees would be increased.

This announcement would not be received in praise among those searching for employment in general 

Moreover among the retirement employees this decision is receiving a mixed response as some welcome while others detest it.

Source:http://www.govtempdiary.com/2014/02/impact-of-raising-retirement-age-from-age-60-to-62/
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

7th CPC ToR to be taken up by Union Cabinet Tomorrow 28.02.2014

Cabinet Committee recommends Parliament prorogation Unprecedented number of proposals including the possibility of draft ordinances on anti-graft bills expected to be cleared by Cabinet on Friday

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Wednesday recommended prorogation of Parliament ahead of Friday’s Cabinet meeting which is scheduled to clear an unprecedented number of proposals including the possibility of draft ordinances on the pet anti-graft bills of the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

“It is a choc-o-bloc agenda. I have never known seen such heavy agenda before the Cabinet. We are working feverishly as if for the last supper,” a senior Finance Ministry official told The Hindu. The UPA government is keen on clearing as many proposals as possible before the expected general election announcement of the Election Commission after which the Code of Conduct comes into vogue. Among the items for clearance include 54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas and GSLV-Mark III.

Marathon Cabinet meeting expected

With the schedule for the Lok Sabha likely to be announced on Saturday, the UPA government is working “feverishly” on a record number of announcements, appointments and initiatives before the model code of conduct kicks in.

The Cabinet meeting on Friday is expected to be a “marathon” one as it will be the last opportunity for the government to take policy decisions as well as ‘populist’ sops, top Finance Ministry sources told The Hindu.

The proposals lined up for Friday’s Cabinet include 54 new Kendriya Vidalayas, space programme GSLV-Mark III, a six-lane bypass for Delhi, terms of reference for the 7 Pay Commission which was set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently.

It is expected to consider Rs. 3,500 crore budget for new broadcasting infrastructure for All India Radio and Doordarshan, 10-per cent Dearness Allowance for government employees and 600 MW hydro-power projects in Bhutan. The dearness allowance hike to 100 per cent from the existing 90 per cent is expected to benefit to benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.


Officials believe some more items could be put on the block-buster agenda. A Cabinet Minister told The Hindu that the government expects the Election Commission to announce the general election schedule on Saturday or latest by Monday.

Source:http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cabinet-committee-recommends-parliament-prorogation/article5729869.ece
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Renewal of CGHS Plastic Cards – reg.

S 11011/1/2014-CGHS (P) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
Department of Health and Family Welfare 
CGHS (Policy) Division

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi 
Dated: the 10th February, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Renewal of CGHS Plastic Cards – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M No.S.11012/3/2011-CGHS (P) dated 29.12.2011 laying down the guidelines for issue of individual plastic cards to CGHS beneficiaries. CGHS Plastic Cards were introduced in September, 2008 in Delhi NCR and the cards were initially issued with a validity period of 5 years. The CGHS Plastic Cards completing their validity period are due for renewal and accordingly fresh cards with renewed validity period are being issued by the Office of Additional Director, CGHS of the city concerned. With a view to further streamline the process of renewal of CGHS Plastic Cards, it has been decided to issue the following guidelines supplementing the existing instructions on issue of CGHS Plastic Cards:

Serving beneficiary

a) Application for renewal of CGHS Plastic Cards in the prescribed proforma (Form AA) alongwith requisite documents (current photographs, copy of pay slip and address proof of residence, if changed), should be submitted through their Administrative Office to the Office of Additional Director, CGHS of the respective CGHS city following the same procedure as prescribed for issue of fresh CGHS card.

b) Fresh CGHS Plastic Cards with same beneficiary ID nos. shall be issued with a validity period of 5 years.

c) Applications for renewal of old plastic cards can be made 3 months in advance prior to its expiry.

Pensioner beneficiary

a) Application for renewal of Pensioners’ CGHS Plastic Cards in the prescribed proforma (Form BB) alongwith requisite documents (current photographs, PPO or LPC, address proof, if changed) should be submitted to the parent CGHS Wefiness Centre where his /her card is registered. He / she can also submit the application to the Office of Additional Director, CGHS of the respective CGHS city for renewal of CGHS cards.

b) Fresh CGHS Plastic Cards with same beneficiary ID nos. shall be issued with validity for lifetime or up to the date for which the contribution has been made by the beneficiary.

c) Applications for renewal of old plastic cards can be made 3 months in advance prior to its expiry. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary and Director General, CGHS.

End: Specimen Form AA and Form BB.

Sd/- 
(V.P.Singh) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File666.pdf
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Pension - Implementation of National pension System - Applicability of General Provident Fund Rules to the employees under National pension System - Clarification -Orders issued.

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

Pension - Implementation of National pension System - Applicability of General Provident Fund Rules to the employees under National pension System - Clarification -Orders issued.

FINANCE (PENSION-A) DEPARTMENT
G.O. (P) No. 8l/2014/Fin. Dated, Thiruvananthapuram 24.02.2014.

Read: 1. G.O. (P) No. 20/2013/Fin dated 07.01.2013

2. G.O. (P) No. 208/2013/Fin dated 07.05.2013.

3. Minutes of the meeting held on 01.01.2013 by the Hon,ble Chief Minister with service organizatian representatives.

4.Lr. No. FMI/l-5/2013-14/000228 dated 14.06.2013 from the Accountant General (A&E) Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

ORDER

As per the Government Order read as 1st & 2nd above National Pension System (NPS) has been implemented in the State for all appointments made on or after 01.04.2013. This Scheme would apply to all employees to whom Part III Kerala Service Rules would have been applicable otherwise and to Public Sector Undertakings where pensionary benefits as per part III Kerala Service Rules are granted. Now, as per the letter read above. the Accountant General (A&E) has sought clarification as to whether the General provident Fund Rules are applicable for those employees who have joined the service on or after 01.04.2013 and coming under NPS.

After having examined the matter in detail, Government are pleased to order that the General Provident Fund (Kerala) Rules 2011 would be made applicable to those employees to whom General Provident Fund (Kerala) Rules would have been made applicable otherwise, who have joined service on or after 01.04.2013 and come under the purview of National Pension System. The payment of arrears of subscription towards General Provident Fund would be exempted for the above category of employees.

By Order of the Governor,

V. SOMASUNDARAN
Additional Chief Secretary (Finance)

Source:http://www.finance.kerala.gov.in/
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Allowances – Hill Allowance and Winter Allowance to employees working in places declared as Hill Stations – Enhancement – Orders – Issued.

FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.No.47, DATED: 20th February, 2014 
( Vijaya, Masi –8, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2045 ) 

Allowances – Hill Allowance and Winter Allowance to employees working in places declared as Hill Stations – Enhancement – Orders – Issued. 

Read: 

G.O.Ms.No.236, Finance (PC) Department, Dated 01.06.2009. 

ORDER: 

 In the Government Order read above, among others, orders has been issued enhancing the Hill Allowance and Winter Allowance as per the recommendation of the Official Committee, 2009. 

 2. The Hon’ble Chief Minister in the Collectors’ Conference held on 13.12.2013, among others, has made the following announcement in respect of the Hill / Winter Allowance 

i) Sl.No. 79: Hill Allowance for Government employees will be increased to Rs.1,500/- per month. 

ii) Sl.No. 80: Winter Allowance for Government employees will be increased to Rs. 500/- per month. 

3. Based on the above announcement, Government issues the following orders:- 

(I) HILL ALLOWANCE: 

The existing rate of Hill Allowance shall be retained at the same rate of 20% of pay subject to the enhancement of maximum ceiling limit of Rs. 900/- to Rs.1500/- per month. 

(II) WINTER ALLOWANCE: 

 The revised rate of Winter Allowance shall be as below: 
1. Those working in the places at 1000 metres to 1,499 metres above M.S.L.---- 5% of basic pay including grade pay subject to a maximum of Rs.400/- p.m. 

2. Those working in the places at 1,500/- metres above M.S.L. -----  10% of basic pay including grade pay subject to a maximum of Rs.500/- p.m. 

4. The above orders will take effect from the date of issue of this order. 

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR) 

 K. SHANMUGAM 
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT. 
Source:http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/gos/fin_e_47_2014.pdf
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Drawal of Dual Family Pension

HARYANA GOVERNMENT
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
NOTIFICATION

The, 7th February, 2014

No. 2/26/2013-l Penslon.- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Haryana hereby makes the following rules to further amend the Punjab Civil Services Rules, Volume-II, in their application to the State of Haryana, namely: -

(1) These rules may be called the Punjab Civil Services Volume-II (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall come into force with effect from 24th September, 2012.

2. In the Punjab Civil Services Rules Volume-II, In Appendix-I, in Family Pension Scheme, 1964, in para 10,-

(i) for the sign “. “existing at the end, the sign “: “shall be substituted ; and

(ii) after para 10, the following proviso shall be added, namely:-

“Provided that widows/widowers of such Government employees as are governed by this scheme shall be allowed to draw dual family pension i.e. one from civil side and another from military side.

Rajan Gupta
Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Haryana,
Finance Department.

Source:http://finhry.gov.in/writereaddata/Notification%20&%20Order/Pension/6165.pdf
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Centre govt. may raise age of retirement from 60 to 62

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is likely to take a major decision of increasing the retirement age of Central government employees by two years, from 60 to 62 this week. This would be applicable from March 1.

It would be one of the major decisions to be taken by the Cabinet before the model code of conduct for the general elections kicks in. In the Thursday meeting, the Cabinet is also likely to recommend dates for the elections. These could be notified on March 5.

"The government may clear the increase in age this week," said a source. It is likely to be a part of the terms of reference of the Seventh Pay Commission, expected to file its report in 2017. The panel, however, can recommend an interim relief through the move.

The increase in retirement age would be happening after 15 years. In 1998, it was increased to 60 from 58 following implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission. Experts said it would defer payment of retirement benefits. However, sources confirmed this would not be applicable for employees retiring on February 28.

The cabinet is expected to discuss a proposal to increase the dearness allowance by 10 per cent from January 1, to make it 100 per cent and merge 50 per cent of the increased dearness allowance with basic pay. The terms and conditions of the panel include a proposal to merge 50 per cent of dearness allowance with basic pay.

The move to increase the retirement age may pressure the states to follow. The department of personnel and training was working on the proposal for quite some time. The Budget estimate on the pension outgo for 2014-15 is Rs 80,982 crore, 0.6 per cent of the gross domestic product.

Source:http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/centre-may-raise-age-of-retirement-by-2-years-to-62-114022600007_1.html
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LDC-UDC Grade Pay Issue – Demanding upgradation of the grade pay of LDC & UDC to Rs. 2400 & 2800

DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE DIRECTS THE MINISTRY OF STATISTICS & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION TO SEND PROPOSAL FOR UP-GRADATION OF GRADE PAY OF LDC & UDC TO THEM

Dear members/friends,

Department of Expenditure (DoE) vide OM No. 58(2)/E.III(B)/2014 dated 18th February, 2014(enclosed) has forwarded the letter/documents demanding upgradation of the grade pay of LDC & UDC to Rs. 2400 & 2800 respectively, to the Financial Adviser, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation(MoS&PI) with a direction to examine the representations and forwarding the same to DoE for consideration in the form of a proposal, through IFD. In this respect, this Association has already made it clear that the LDC & UDC issue is a clear anomaly aroused due to the discriminatory recommendation/implementation of the 6th Pay Commission and the same is to be rectified as an anomaly and not as a cadre restructuring. As has already informed you that this Association has decided to file a case in the CAT by 1st week of March for getting implemented the upgradation from the date of implementation of the 6th CPC and the preparation for the same is in full swing. However, since the DoE has directed the MoS&PI in favour of upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC and UDC, a letter demanding implementation of the upgradation from 1.1.2006 is being sent to the Joint Secretary, MoS&PI before filing the case.

Yours Sincerely

TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Mob No. 09425372172

No. 58(2)/E.III(B)/2014
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.III-(B) Branch

New Delhi, the 18th February, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Forwarding of letter No. 4/GS/2013 dated 14/10/2013 from All India Association of Administrative Staff.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith letter No. 4/GS/2013 dated 14/10/2013 from Shri T.K.R. Pillai regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC and UDC in administrative branch of Government of India offices and to state that this Department does not consider the representations received from individuals or Associations and they are forwarded to the concerned administrative ministries/departments. The Administrative Ministry/Department concerned is required to examine the representations and if merit is found, the same may be forwarded to this Department for consideration in the form of a proposal, through IFD. The letter was earlier forwarded to DOPT, who in turn have returned it stating that LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative Branch of Government of India does not come under the CSCS cadre.

Sd/
(Manoj Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source-http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2014/02/yet-another-milestone.html
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WHAT WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE IN BASIC PAY AND DA AFTER 50% DA MERGER ?

An Estimation in respect of entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Grade Pay which will fall in to each of four 6th CPC revised Pay Scales PB-1, PB-2, PB-3, and PB-4
While all Central Government Employees across India are eagerly awaiting 50% DA Merger with Pay, we have attempted to estimate the difference in basic pay and DA after 50% DA Merger forentry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Cadres with Grade Pay Rs.2400, Rs. 4200, Rs.5400 and Rs. 8700/-
Basis for Estimating difference in Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger

In 2004, when 50% DA Merger was made before implementation of 6th Pay Commission Report, applicable DA prior to DA merger was 61%. Then a new pay called Dearness Pay was created by taking 50% of basic pay and new DA @ 11% was calculated on basic pay and dearness pay as detailed below
Basic Pay (Rs)
DP
Total BP
DA @ 11%
6500
3250
9750
1073
CALCULATION OF DIFFERENCE IN BASIC PAY AND DA FOR PROPOSED 50% DA MERGER
Note: 1. This is only an estimation. Order for DA merger is yet to be issued by Government. Applicability and actual benefit will be known only after issue of formal orders for 50% DA merger.
2. We have taken in to account only the pay in pay band and grade pay for additional benefit out of DA merger. The impact of DA merger can also be calculated in respect of HRA and TA.
3. As DA eligibility as on 01.01.2014 is 100%, we have estimated the DA after 50% DA merger as on 01.01.2014 as 50%. The actual DA granted by Government from 01.01.2014 will be known only after issue of DA orders with effect from 01.01.2014.
4. We have estimated difference in Basic Pay and DA in respect of entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Grade Pays Viz., Rs.2400, Rs.4200, Rs. 5400 and Rs. 8700, which will fall in to 6CPC revised Pay Scales PB-1, PB-2, PB-3, and PB-4 respectively. Similarly, in respect of other grade pay in 6CPC revised pay scales also difference in Basic Pay and DA on account of 50% DA merger can be calculated
6CPC Pay Scale PB-1 Rs.5200-20200
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 7440
Grade Pay -Rs. 2400
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 9840
DA 100 %
Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
9840
19680
Total Pay After 50% DA Merger
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 7440
Grade Pay – Rs. 2400
Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 4920
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 14760

DA 50%
Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
7380
22140
Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 2460/-
6CPC Pay Scale PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 9300/-
Grade Pay – 4200/-
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 13500/-
DA 100 %
Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
13500
27000
Total Pay After 50% DA Merger
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 9300/-
Grade Pay – Rs. 4200/-
Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 6750/-
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 20250/-
DA 50%
Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
10125
30375
Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 3375/-
6CPC Pay Scale PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 15600/-
Grade Pay 5400
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 21000/
DA 100 %
Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
21000
42000

Total Pay After 50% DA Merger
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 15,600/-
Grade Pay – Rs. 5400/-
Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 10,500/-
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 31500
DA 50%
Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
15750
47250
Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 5250/-
6CPC Pay Scale PB-4 Rs. 37400-67000
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 37,400/-
Grade Pay Rs. 8700/-
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 46,100/-
DA 100 %
Total BP + DA before Merger (Rs)
46100
92200

Total Pay After 50% DA Merger
Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 37400/-
Grade Pay – Rs. 8700/-
Dearness Pay (50% of pay in pay band and Grade Pay) – Rs. 23,050/-
Total Basic Pay – Rs. 69,150/-
DA 50%
Total BP + DA after Merger (Rs)
34575
1,03,725
Additional Basic Pay and DA on account of DA Merger as on 01.01.2014 – Rs. 11,525/-
Source:http://www.gconnect.in/orders-in-brief/pay-allowances/pay/basic-pay-da-50-da-merger-estimation.html


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

There is no proposal to reduce the minimum qualifying service for grant of pension

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2893
ANSWERED ON 10.02.2014

PENSION TO EX SERVICEMEN

2893 . Shri RAM SINGH KASWAN

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether a large number of ex-servicemen who retired before independence are still alive and not getting pension;

(b) if so, whether the Government proposes to grant pension to such ex-servicemen in the country; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE (SHRI JITENDRA SINGH) MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) There is no mechanism to ascertain such data. However, ex-servicemen with service of 15 years or more as PBOR and 20 years or more as Commissioned Officers are entitled to service pension.

(b) There is no proposal to reduce the minimum qualifying service for grant of pension.

(c) Minimum qualifying service is an essential criterion for earning pension in the Armed Forces as per the existing Army, Navy & Air Force Pension Regulations.

Source:Loksabha

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Motivation through Incentive Bonus to Examiners of QC in Ord Fys.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

REF: BPMS / MOD / 72(7/3/R) 
Dated: 15.02.2014

To,
The Joint Secretary (P&C),
Department of Defence Production,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi – 110011.

Subject: Motivation through Incentive Bonus to Examiners of QC in Ord Fys.

Respected Madam,

With due regards, your attention is invited to meeting held with your good self and BPMS reps on 12.12.2013 wherein one of the issues was raised regarding grant of incentive bonus to Examiners of Quality Control in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories and you had assured to do the needful.

This letter is to bring to your kind notice that vide OFB letter No. 108/POLICY/TS/QCS, Dated 12.09.2012 addressed to Sr GM /GM of all Ord Fys, the then DGOF & Chairman OFB had reflected his concerns over the ‘Quality Management System in Ordnance Factories’ which needs improvement to enhance User’s confidence in our products.

In this regard, this federation vide letter no. BPMS / OFB / 72(7/3/R), dated 19.09.2012 urged the then DGOF & Chairman, OFB to give some incentive to Examiners at least on par with Maintenance workers to motivate the Examiners, to contribute their knowledge, experience cent percent to the organization.

This federation has been grateful to the OFB on considering the above in correct perspective and for inviting the comments from Sr GMs/GMs of all Ordnance Factories whether Examiners may be provided some incentives. It is learnt that almost all Sr GMs/GMs have recognized the role of Examiners and recommended to grant incentive to Examiners at least on par with Maintenance workers. Since then the matter is pending in OFB.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action on priority to give Incentive Bonus to Examiners of QC at least on par with Maintenance Workers to boost the morale of Examiners and remove their apathetic attitude.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours

Sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

              BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

REF: BPMS / OFB / 72(7/3/R)
 Dated: 15.02.2014

To,                                                     REMINDER-II
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Motivation through Incentive Bonus to Examiners of QC in Ord Fys.

Reference: This federation’s letter of even no., dated 19.09.2012, 22.01.2013 & 30.09.2013

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to OFB letter No. 108/POLICY/TS/QCS, Dated 12.09.2012 addressed to Sr GM /GM of all Ord Fys whereby the then DGOF & Chairman OFB had reflected his concerns over the ‘Quality Management System in Ordnance Factories’ which needs improvement to enhance User’s confidence in our products.

In this regard, this federation vide letters cited under reference urged the then DGOF & Chairman, OFB to give some incentive to Examiners at least on par with Maintenance workers to motivate the Examiners, to contribute their knowledge, experience cent percent to the organization.

This federation has been grateful to OFB on considering the above in correct perspective and for inviting the comments from Sr GM/GM of all Ordnance Factories whether Examiners may be provided some incentives. It is learnt that almost all Sr GMs/GMs have recognized the role of Examiners and recommended to grant incentive to Examiners at least on par with Maintenance workers. Since then the matter is pending in OFB.

Therefore, you are requested to boost the morale of Examiners and remove their apathetic attitude, kindly take necessary action on priority to give Incentive Bonus to Examiners of QC at least on par with Maintenance Workers.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours

Sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source:http://www.bpms.org.in/documents/examiners-iuhr.pdf
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50% DA MERGER – Impact of Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay

50% DA MERGER – Impact of Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay
Any possible to convert 50% of dearness allowance to dearness pay..!
Everyone’s pointing fingers at “Parliament Election”…!
50% DA MERGER
50% of dearness allowance had been merged with basic pay for Central Government Employees and Pensioners with effect from 1.4.2004. This was followed the recommendation of 5th Central Pay Commission and the Union Government had decided to merge 50% of dearness allowance with basic pay and issued orders on 1.3.2004. (61% – 50% = 11%) 50% of dearness allowance merged with basic pay and remaining 11% had been issued as normal dearness allowance with effect from 1.1.2004.
Example : An employee’s Basic Pay had revised as under on 1.1.2004 after 50 % DA merged with basic pay…
Basic Pay
Dearness allowance 61%
Total
Basic Pay
Dearness Pay
Remaining percentage of Dearness allowance 11%
Total
Difference
4000
2440
6440

4000

2000

660

6660

220
[And the next instalment of additional dearness allowance from 1.7.2004 declared as 3%, then the total dearness allowance went up to 14%. When implementation of 6th CPC, the above employee's basic pay was 4200 as on 1.1.2006, it just multiply with 1.86 and add with corresponding grade pay.]
Everybody thinking as more benefit on 50% of DA merge with basic pay…not like that..!
It is essential to CG Employees, of course for others, getting from some other way in hike in regular income…
For Example, an employee’s basic pay Rs.10000 as on 1.1.2011, after merging of 50% dearness allowance the calculation is clearly shows the difference only 50 rupees per month…
Basic Pay
Dearness allowance 51%
Total
Basic Pay
Dearness Pay
Remaining percentage of DA 1%
Total
Difference
10,000
5100
15100
10000
5000
150
15150
50
“Note that the 50% of Dearness allowance will not merged with basic pay, instead of the amount showing only as ‘Dearness Pay’. This amount will pay upto only the date of implementation of 7th pay commission.
This is only as a advance hike for all employees before the implementation of 7th CPC.
When fixation of pay on the recommendations of 7th CPC on 1.1.2016 according to the revised pay rules, the amount of ‘basic pay’ will be taken without dearness pay.
For example, approximately basic pay of the above employee will be 12,250 as on 1.1.2016 . This amount only will be taken as Basic Pay for the calculation of pay fixation against the amount of 18,375.
The enhanced amount will be given for us as ‘Interim Relief’ for the period between announcement and implementation…It is not at all merged with ‘Basic Pay’..!
We can hear, what about hike in HRA and other entitlements…
The rate of HRA is provided according to the cities, like 10, 20 and 30%. Don’t think all Central Govt. Employees are getting 30%. And one more important points is the percentage hike in HRA will not applicable to those who are living in Government Quarters. In major metropolitan cities, thousands of employees are residing with Government Accommodation. They will pay more as HRA to Government and they don’t bother about increasing in HRA.
Transport Allowance is providing according to their GP and classified cites, the amount is vary from 400 to 3200 plus DA thereon. The DA amount may decrease when 50% of DA merged with basic pay.
So, ultimately hike in Basic pay only the factor is more beneficial in DA Merger.
But in 6th CPC there was no recommendation to convert dearness allowance as dearness pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index recommended in pay commission report.
All Central Government employees federations are showing maximum effort to achieve the demand of “Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay” at this time.
Federations sources said, there will be chance to announce before March…!
source-http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/50-da-merger/


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