Friday, March 31, 2017

DA Orders for Central Government Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017

No.1/3/2017-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th March, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1/1/2017

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/2/2016-E-II(B) dated 4th November, 2016 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 2% to 4% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2017.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4.The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2017.

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

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

Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://finmin.nic.in/
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet

Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2017. It has increased by 2% over the existing rate of 2% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. 

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5,857.28 crore per annum and Rs.6,833.50 crore in the Financial Year 2017-18 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2017 to February, 2018). 

This will benefit about 48.85 lakh Central Government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners. 
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

AICPIN for the month January 2017

AICPIN for the month January 2017 

No. 5/1/2017- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004

DATED: 28th February, 2017

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2017 decreased by 1 point and stood at 274 (two hundred and seventy four). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.36 per cent between December, 2016 and January, 2017, when compared between the same two months a year ago wherein it remained static.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.49 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Moong Dal, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Palak, Peas, Potato, Tomato, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Lady’s Finger, Coconut, Apple, Sugar, Pan Finished, Petrol, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 1.86 per cent for January, 2017 as compared to 2.23 per cent for the previous month and 5.91 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 0.34 per cent against 0.67 per cent of the previous month and 7.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Rourkela reported the maximum decrease of 9 points followed by Kodarma and Raniganj (8 points each) and Labac-Silchar, Siliguri and Giridih (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 3 centres, 4 points in 1 centre, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 5 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. On the contrary, Ernakulam, Quilon and Srinagar recorded a maximum increase of 6 points each followed by Puducherry, Tiruchirapally, Himachal Pradesh and Goa (5 points each). Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 5 centres, 2 point in 6 centres and 1 point in 3 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Jalandhar,Vishakhapathnam and Ludhiana centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2017 will be released on Friday, 31st March, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Sd/-
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_Jan_2017_EH.pdf
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