Joint Consultative Machinery-JCM

1.    What is Joint Consultative Machinery?
The scheme of Joint Consultative  Machinery is a platform for constructive dialogue between the representatives  of the staff side and the official side for peaceful resolution of all disputes  between the Government as employer and the employees.  The scheme was introduced in 1956 with the objectives of promoting harmonious relations and securing the greatest measure of cooperation between the Central 1 Government as the employer and the employees in matters of common concern and with the object of further increasing the efficiency of the public service combined with the well being of those employed.  The scheme is a non statutory one mutually agreed upon between the staff side and the official side.

2. What is the applicability of the JCM  Scheme?

            The scheme covers all regular civil employees of the Central Government, except:

a)    The class-I services;
b)    The class-II services, other than the Central Secretariat services and the other comparable services in the headquarters organization of the Government.
c)    Persons in industrial establishments employed mainly in managerial or administrative capacity, and those who being  employed in supervisory capacity drawing salary going beyond grade pay of Rs.4200/- per month.
d)    Employees of the Union Territories; and
e)    Police personnel.

3. What is the structure of the Joint Councils under the JCM Scheme?

            The Scheme provides for setting up of Joint Councils at the National, Departmental and Regional / Office levels.  The National Council, chaired by the cabinet Secretary, is the apex body.

4. How are staff side members selected for various Joint Councils?

            The representatives of the staff Side for various Joint Councils are chosen / selected from members of the recognized service association / unions

5. What is the time schedule for holding meetings of the National / Departmental  Councils?

            As per the JCM Scheme, ordinary meeting of the National  Council / Departmental Council may be held as often as necessary as but not less than once in four months.

6. How recognition is granted to the staff associations?

The Department of personnel & Training being the nodal department for matters relating to Joint Consultative Machinery and Compulsory Arbitration, has notified Central Civil Services (Recognition of Associations) Rules, 1993 for the purpose of granting recognition to various service associations.  Recognition is actually granted by the concerned Ministry /  Department in accordance with the CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. 
            In case of any doubt or confusion, the matter is referred to the JCA Section of the Department of Personnel & Training for clarification / advice.

7. What are the facilities available to recognized associates?

The recognized associates / unions enjoy certain facilities like:

(a)  Negotiations with the employer;
(b)  Correspondence and meetings with the head of the administrative departments
(c)  Provision of accommodation for the associates subject to availability;
(d)  Facility of special casual leave up to 20 days in a year to the office bearers of the associations.
(e)  Payment of T.A./D.A for attending officially sponsored meetings; and
(f)   Facility of seeking transfer of Chief Executive of the Union / association to the Headquarters of the appropriate head of administration.

8. What will happen if there is no agreement between the staff and the official side?

If there is no agreement between the staff and the official side on an arbitrable issue, then  the matter is to be referred to the Board of Arbitration if so desired by the staff side.

9. What are the issues on which arbitration is possible?

The arbitration is limited to the following issues:

(a)  Pay and allowances;
(b)  Weekly hours of work; and
(c)  Leave

10. Is the award given by the Board of Arbitration binding on the parties?

The award given by the Board of Arbitration is binding on the Government as well as the staff side subject to the overriding authority of the Parliament.  The award can be modified / rejected only with the approval of the parliament through a formal resolution on grounds affecting national economy or social justice.


Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission - Applicability of revised Group 'D’ pay scales to Casual Labourers with Temporary Status

No.49011/31/2008-Estt. (C) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi. 
Dated: 23rd January, 2012


SUBJECT: Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission - Applicability of revised Group 'D’ pay scales to Casual Labourers with Temporary Status. 

In supersession of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 12.9.2008 on the above subject it has been decided that the wages of Casual Labourers, who were granted the temporary status in terms of the provisions of the Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme, 1993 issued by this Department and were in receipt of wages based on the pre revised S-I scale as on 1.1.2006, may be worked out and paid on the basis of the Pay Band I with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- w.e.f. 1.1.2006 provided they are matriculate. In case of similarly placed non-matriculate temporary Status casual labourers, the above benefit of wages w.e.f. 1.1.2006 may be extended only after imparting the requisite training by the respective administrative Ministries/Departments on the lines indicated in the MOF O.M. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 24.12.2008.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).

The Hindi version of this O.M. will follow.

(P. Prahhakaran) 


MOF O.M. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 24.12.2008.

Instructions on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents

Controller General of Defence Accounts, 
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010


No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC

Dated: 23.01.2012

(Through CGDA Mail Server)

Subject: Instructions on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents.

Reference: This HQrs office Important Circular bearing even number dated 24/8/2011

         Attention is invited to Ministry of Finance, Deptt of Expenditure, OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.9.2010 reiterating guidelines on Air Travel on Tours/LTC, circulated vide this HQrs office circular bearing No.AN/XIV/Vlth CPC/Circular/VoI-IV dated 16/09/2010 and this HQrs office important circular dated 24/8/2011, wherein it was requested to give wide publicity to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, Deptt of Expenditure concerning air travel and booking of air tickets only from authorized travel agents by Officers/Staff of the Defence Accounts Department.

2. Inspite of repeated instructions/important circulars issued by this HQrs office on the matter, a number of cases are still being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification/relaxation on admissibility of TA/DA/LTC claims, on journeys performed, by Air India/Private airlines by officers, on Tour/LTC by purchasing air tickets through private travel agent other than Balnier Lawrie & Company and M/s Ashok Travels & Tours in violations of the guidelines laid down in Ministry of Finance, Ðeptt of Expenditure, OM dated 16/09/2010.

3. This has been viewed very seriously by the Competent Authority and once again reiterated that in terms of the provisions contained in MoF, Deptt. of Expenditure OM dated 16/09/2010, air tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of authorized Travel Agents viz M/S Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours. In the event of air journey being performed by private airlines on Tour/LTC, by seeking deviations from Ministry of Civil Aviation, the bookings of tickets is also required to be done invariably through the authorized travel agents only.

4. The contents of this important circular may please be given wide publicity and brought to the notice of all concerned serving under your office/organization. It is further directed that all cases of air travel where the guidelines issued by MoF, Deptt of Expenditure have not been followed, are to be disallowed at your end without any reference being made to this HQrs office.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(ZVS Prasad) 


Finmin Order OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.9.2010

Forwarding of ACRs/APARS of CSS officers to DoPT

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
(CS Division)

2th Floor, A Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan 
New Delhi, the 24th January 2012


Subject: Forwarding of ACRs/APARS of CSS officers to DoPT — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that discrepancies have often been noticed in the ACRs/APARs of CSS officers received in the CS Division of DoP&T from the Ministries/Departments. Such incomplete and inaccurate ACRs/APARs are required to be sent back to the respective Ministries / Departments for rectification of deficiencies resulting in unwanted delay in completion of ACRs/APARs of the officer concerned.

2. In order to avoid unnecessary correspondence and delay, a Check-List for the convenience of the participating Ministries/Departments has been prepared a copy of which is enclosed. The check-list is not exhaustive, but is aimed at facilitating the Ministries/Departments to check at their end the frequently noticed inconsistencies before forwarding the ACRs/APARs to DoP&T.

3. It is once again reiterated that the instructions issued by the Establishment Division of this Department from time to time on preparation and maintenance of ACRs/APARs may be adhered to and it may be ensured by the officer authorized in the Ministries/Departments that the ACRs/APARs forwarded to the DoP&T are complete in all respects.

(Vidyadhar Jha) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Directorate of Estates takes various initiatives to streamline government accommodation

Directorate of Estates in the Ministry of Urban Development has been mandated the job of providing official residential accommodation to officers working in eligible offices. With a view to augment availability of residential accommodation of higher types, the following pro-active initiative have been taken by Directorate Estates over the last one year.

The Government is conscious of the acute shortage of residential accommodation to its officers in Delhi. Towards this, New Moti Bagh Residential project has been completed under PPP mode by NBCC. This has provided much relief to the senior officers of the Government. The Government is in advance stage of considering and approving another PPP project for re-development of East Kidwai Nagar. In the East Kidwai Nagar, it is proposed to develop another 4747 units of Government residential accommodation, with majority of accommodation in lower types i.e. Tye-IV and below. In addition to this, the Government is also constructing houses on the DDU Marg.

It was seen that on many occasions the officials who were allotted flats were not vacating houses on transfer/retirement. This was further adding to the scarcity in allotting flats to the eligible officials. The Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates) is taking action to ensure eviction of unauthorized occupants from Government flats/houses. During the calendar year 2011, 815 unauthorized occupants were evicted.

During the period from January to December, 2011, a total of 520 allotments were cancelled on account of subletting against 306 cancellations in the year 2010. The cancellation of allotment is being pursued to ensure vacation of the house. Already 350 houses have been got vacated till December, 2011.

During the period January to December, 2011, an amount of about Rs.4.70 crores have been recovered on account of damages i.e. penal rent on account of unauthorized occupation. It is mentioned that earlier, while sending notices for recovery of outstanding dues, a notice was also sent to the family members of late Smt. Indrani Devi showing an outstanding dues of Rs.1.98 crores. On further examination of documents, it has been established that House No.6. Krishna Menon Marg was vacated on 30.11.2002 by the family members of late Smt. Indrani Devi and, therefore, the demand notice for Rs.1.98 crores has been withdrawn.


Early Closure of Office in connection with Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat Ceremony during 2012

No.F.16/10/2011-JCA 2 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated 23rd January, 2012


Subject: Early Closure of Office in connection with Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat Ceremony during 2012.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 20th December, 2011 on the subject cited above. It has been decided that the Government Offices located in MEA building on Maulana Azad Road and NDMC Tower, Palika Kendra also would be closed early at 13.00 Hours on 25th January, 2012 (Wednesday) and 12.00 Noon on 29th January, 2012 (Sunday).

2. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukta Goel) 


Child Care Leave for State Government Employees

It's time to rejoice for all women employees working with the Mamata Banerjee governmentcan now rejoice.

On ThursdayIn a major movethat will make hundreds of state employees happy, the state government will be placing a proposal in the cabinet to grant two years of "child care leave" (CCL) to women employees for two children till they are 18 years of age. This is apart from the maternity leave that they get during the birth of children.

Central government employees already enjoy this benefit and, if no one objects at Thursday's cabinet meeting, then - there is no reason why anyone would -an order would shortly follow from the West Bengal government which will give the state employees the same benefit.

According to the Central government order that came into effect from September 1, 2008, "Women employees having minor children may be granted CCL by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (730 days), during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc."

It can be taken in a single or separate spells and will be applicable only for as long as the children grow up to be 18 years of age. "During the period of such leave, the women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. CCL shall not be debited against the leave account."

For Central government employees, the maternity leave has now been increased from 135 days to 180 days. In Bengal, while the former Left Front government had discussed increasing it similarly, as of now, maternity leave remains 120 days.

The proposal has long been pending. with the state government and After the new government was formed, a deputation was also placed before Mamata Banerjee so that this is introduced for state employees.

Before bringing the proposal, state officials have already examined the Central government order issued following the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission that led to the introduction of CCL for them from September 1, 2008.

According to a senior official, "there has been a huge demand for introducing CCL here. If and after it was already introduced by the Central government employees can get it, there is no reason why it could not be done for state employees as well.

Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to CGHS beneficiaries

Government of India 
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 
Department of Health & Family Welfare 
Nirman Bhawan. Maulana Azad Road 
New Delhi 110 108

No. S 11012/3/2011- CGHS (P)

Dated: the 29th December. 2011


Sub: Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to CGHS beneficiaries – regarding

The undersigned is directed to Invite reference to this Ministry’s O.M No. Misc. 6024/2007/CGHS (HQ)/CGHS(P) dated 30th December, 2009 wherein guidelines on issue of individual Plastic cards to each CGHS beneficiary (serving and retired) were issued. In order to further streamline the issue of CGHS Plastic Cards, the guidelines are revised as follows:



1. CGHS Cards shall be issued only to the eligible Central Government employees and such class of persons as may he decided by the Government whose place of residence is situated within the coverage area of CGHS.

2. Requisition for CGHS Cards shall be prepared in duplicate in Form ‘A’. One copy to be forwarded to Additional Director (HQ), CGHS, New Delhi and the other to be retained with the Department where the applicant is currently employed (hereinafter referred to as ‘sponsoring authority/Ministry/ Department) for record.

3. The requisition shall be sponsored by an officer in charge of administration not below the rank of Under Secretary.

4. Requisitions for CGHS Cards shall be accompanied by two copies of recent 3×5 cm. size individual photographs of all family members of the government employee, one set of which shall be pasted on the application form and shall be attested by a Gazetted Officer in charge of administration. Another set of photographs shall be signed on the back by the concerned beneficiary and enclosed with the application form for onward submission to the Office of Additional Director (HQ), CGHS. New Delhi.

5. Requisitions shall be sent along with two copies of the challan as in Form ‘C’ duly filled in, to the Additional Director (HQ), CGHS, New Delhi.

6. The Office of Additional Director (HQ). New Delhi shall process the requisition forms and get the cards prepared in the prescribed format which shall then be delivered to the concerned sponsoring authorities as per the laid down procedure.

7. CGHS Cards will be delivered only to the person authorised by the sponsoring authority after obtaining an acknowledgement in Form ‘D’.

8. The sponsoring authority shall ensure that the government employee, for whose family members the CGHS Cards are made out, gives a proper receipt on taking delivery of card(s) by putting his/her signature.

9. On the occurrence of death, CGIHS cards issued to a government employee shall be withdrawn and deposited by the Administration of his/her Department with Additional Director (HQ), CGHS, New Delhi for cancellation.

10.In case of change in entitlement for CGHS facilities, the Government employee shall enclose the CGHS card(s) with the application for issuing new card(s) with the revised entitlement.

11. In case of mutilation, the mutilated CGHS Card shall be enclosed with the application along with the challan in token of payment of the prescribed charges for issuing a new card.

12.CGHS Card(s) may be issued to employees of autonomous bodies (if CGHS facility is allowed to such body) under the Administrative Ministries of 
Government of India in accordance with the procedure prescribed above. Officers of a rank equivalent or corresponding to Under Secretary In such autonomous bodies though not enjoying Secretariat status shall be the requisitioning authority and certifying authority in respect of such employees.

13.CGHS Card(s) for employees of autonomous bodies attached to the Ministries will be issued only if the employee is residing within the CGHS covered areas.

14.Duplicate cards may be issued on payment of prescribed fee with the details of the lost / misplaced cards. For Issue of duplicate cards, the same procedure shall be followed by the concerned employee and his/her sponsoring authority/Department /Office.

15.The employees should be encouraged to submit their applications online by using the CGHS portal. After online submission of the application from they should take a print out of the same and submit the hard copy duly signed and photographs affixed thereon, to the sponsoring authority for processing and onward submission to the Office of Additional Director (HQ), CGHS for issuing the cards. Detailed instructions for online submission of applications are at APPENDIX.

16.The plastic cards issued by CGHS shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of issue. The validity period shall also be indicated on the card.


Income Tax Department Directed to Launch Special Drive for Verifying High Value Transactions

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has directed the Income Tax department to launch a special drive, from 20th January to 20th March 2012, for verifying high value transactions (investments / deposits / expenditure) from persons who are not assessed to income tax or who have not furnished their PAN while entering into such transactions. In an instruction issued today, the CBDT issued proforma for query letters and responses to be issued to the high value investors / depositors / spenders.

Addressees will be required to furnish their PAN if they already have one, or apply immediately for PAN to NSDL / UTIISL if they do not have one. They will also be required to explain the source of the high value investments / deposits / expenditure, and whether these are properly accounted for / explained in the income tax return filed by them. Persons who have not properly accounted for the high value transactions, are required to pay due taxes and file the income tax return within this financial year, i.e. by 31st March, 2012. For furnishing the information called for, visit to the tax office is not necessary. Information can be sent by speed / registered post.

In some cases, the tax officials may also visit the premises of the high value investors / depositors / spenders. In such cases, the taxpayer should verify the identity of the tax official before furnishing information in the prescribed proforma. In case of any grievance or complaint, taxpayer may contact the assessing officer or the additional / joint commissioner or the commissioner concerned. The visiting tax official is required to furnish the telephone numbers of his supervisory officers.

There are penal consequences of not obtaining PAN or reporting it. For not paying proper taxes, there can be penalty up to 300% of the unpaid tax, and also prosecution in some cases


Notional fixation of pay to officers included in the Deputy Secretary Select List 2009 and 2010

No.F.4/1 /2012-CS-I(D) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,

New Delhi —110003. 18th January, 2012


Subject: Notional fixation of pay to officers included in the Deputy Secretary Select List 2009 and 2010 reg.

As per DPC guidelines promotions are effective from a prospective date. However, in the case of Central Secretariat Service. Select Lists for the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) for certain years got delayed due to protracted litigation over the question of inter-se seniority between the direct recruit and promotee Section Officers.

2. In consideration of the above facts, extending the benefit of notional fixation of pay to CSS Grade I officers on their promotion to the Selection Grade from the lit July of the Select  List year. which is the date for counting approved service in all grade of CSS, was allowed till the Select List Year 2007. 2008 was a no panel year for promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary. For the Deputy Secretary Select List years 2009 and 2010, no such benefit has been extended.

3 The Office Order issued by CS Division promoting the CSS Grade I officers against 
DSSL 2009 specifically mentioned that the pay and allowances of the officers are to be fixed under FR 22 (1) (a) (i) w.e.f the date of taking over the charge of Deputy Secretary on regular basis. No separate instructions for fixation of pay on a notional basis from 1ST July. of the Select List year in respect of officers who have been included in DSSL 2009 or DSSL 2010 have been issued

4 It has, however, come to notice of this Department that some of the Ministries/Departments have fixed the pay of Grade I Officers of CSS on their promotion as Deputy Secretaries against DSSL 2009 and 2010 notionally with effect from 1/7/2009 and 1ST July. 2010 respectively, which is not consistent with extant rules on the subject and without any specific instructions in this regard by CS Division of DOP&T. All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to review the cases of fixation of pay of Grade-I officers ( Under Secretaries) of CSS on their promotion to the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) against the Select List years 2009 and 2010 and take steps to rectify the pay fixation in those cases where the benefit of notional fixation of pay has been incorrectly extended.

(Monica ßhatia) 
( Director)



Expected D.A from January 2012

The AICPIN for Industrial Workers for the month of November, 2011, is published by Ministry of Labour & employment recently. The AICPIN-IW for the month of October 2011 was 198 and now it just moved one point ahead and reached 199 in November 2011

AICPIN-IW (All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial workers) for the month of November, 2011 is 199 (Based on 2001=100).  .

The AICPIN – IW for the month of July was 193, in August 2011, AICPIN was 194 & September -197, in October 2011 it was 198.

The difference in AICPIN for month to month is due to the fluctuation of the price of essential commodities  like wheat, edible oil, rice, vegetable, firewood, kerosene, clothing and similar items.

The differences in indices of the six major centers are as follows: in the order of November, October, September, August and July 2011.

        Centre                     Nov  - Oct   –  Sept   -   Aug    -   July

1. Ahmadabad       -        192  - 195   -   193   -   191    -    188

2. Bangalore         -        200  – 198   -   197   -   194    -    194

3. Chennai           -        180  - 178   -   175   -   172    -    168

4. Delhi               -        182  - 184   -   182   -   178    -    178

5. Kolkata           -        189  - 191   -   193   -   192    -    186

6. Mumbai          -        201  - 201   –   199   -   195    -    194

Ahamadabad, Delhi & Kolkatta shows a decreasing trend and Bangalore, Chennai & Mumbai shows an increasing trend. One of the important observation of AICPIN for November, 2011 is that the maximum increase in centre wise consumer price is very high (12 points) and the maximum decrease also shows as extreme difference of 5 points.

As per the AICPIN-IW for the last 11 months, it is expected that D.A for January, 2012 likely to touch 65% level. All the Central Government employees can get 7% hike in Dearness Allowance from January 2012 .

Enhancement in the rate of Qualification Pay from Rs.60/- to Rs.120/- per month

Auditors and Accountants in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department and certain other organised accounts cadres and clerks Grade II in the Railways accounts department are now getting qualification pay of Rs.60 per month.

The Ministry of finance in its recent office memorandum has revised the qualification pay from Rs.60 per month to Rs.120 per month with effect from the date an individual elects to draw in the revised scale of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.

The Office Memorandum dated 13.01.2012 issued in this regard is reproduced below.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 13th January, 2012


SUBJECT:- Enhancement in the rate of Qualification Pay from Rs.60/- to Rs.120/- per month consequent upon the revision of scales of pay on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M.No. 9(7)-E.III (A)/98 dated 5th August, 1999 regarding the rate of qualification pay of Rs.60/- p.m. to the Auditors/Accountants in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department and certain other organized accounts cadres and the Clerks Grade II in the Railway Accounts Department. The matter regarding revision of the rate of this qualification pay consequent to revision of scales of pay on the basis of recommendations of the Sixth CPC has been under consideration of the Government for sometime past. The President has now been pleased to decide that the rate of qualification pay may be enhanced from  Rs.60/- to  Rs.120/- p.m. with effect from the date an individual elects to draw pay in the revised scale of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.

2. The qualification pay shall continue to be treated as part of the pay for the purpose of fixation of pay on promotion to the next higher post.

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

(Manab Ray)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS LUCKNOW, HYDERABAD, CHENNAI, PUNE, CHANDIGARH, JABALPUR AND DELHI

No:S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell / Part IX
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road. Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi 110 108 Dated the 5th January, 2012.


Subject: Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS LUCKNOW, HYDERABAD, CHENNAI, PUNE, CHANDIGARH, JABALPUR AND DELHI

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of even number dated the 8th December 2010 and the 19th January 2011 vide which continuous empanelment scheme has been initiated under CGHS LUCKNOW, HYDERABAD, CHENNAI, PUNE, CHANDIGARH, JABALPUR AND DELHI for treating CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS rates applicable have already been notified and are available on CGHS website. Three rates were notified, one for super-speciality hospitals, the second for hospitals that were accredited with the NABH and the third for hospitals not accredited with the NABH.

2. The undersigned is directed to enclose further list of hospitals and diagnostic centres under the categories mentioned in the application for continuous empanelment and tender document that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates notified under different CGHS Cities and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals and diagnostic centres are now taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, LUCKNOW, HYDERABAD, CHENNAI, PUNE, CHANDIGARH, JABALPUR AND DELHI.

3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals and diagnostic centres enclosed, and have now been approved under tile fresh empanelment procedure and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries and charge at tile revised rates with effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. The empanelment shall be for a period of one year or till next empanelment, whichever is earlier.

4. This Office Memorandum and the rates applicable under CGHS for hospitals and diagnostic centres can be downloaded from the website of CGHS,

[Jai Prakash] 
Under Secretary to Government of India

Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Govt. of India

Applicability of Model Code of Conduct – Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Govt. of India – Sub-quota for Minority Communities.

It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that the Central Government has carved out 4.5% sub-quota for minorities from within 27% quota for OBCs in violation of the Model Code of Conduct and should be stopped by the Commission. 

The Commission, while considering the matter, took into account the fact that the decision was taken and announced on 22nd December, 2011 i.e. before the coming into force of the Model Code of Conduct on 24th December, 2011, and directed the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) that the Office Memorandum dated 22nd December, 2011, issued by them shall not be given effect to in the aforesaid 5 poll going States viz. Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, until the completion of the election process in these States. 

Election Commission of India 
New Delhi , 11th January , 2012 

Stepping up of pay of senior member of All India Service vis-à-vis pay of his junior in the cadre

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block. New Delhi-110001 
Dated: the 11th January, 2012

All Chief Secretaries, 
in States/Union Territories.

Subject: Stepping up of pay of senior member of All India Service vis-à-vis pay of his junior in the cadre — regarding.

I am directed to say that references from various State Governments regarding anomalies in the pay of senior members of All India Services vis-a vis pay of their juniors in the cadre who have been promoted to the Service or to a higher grade in the Service subsequent to the seniors, have been engaging attention of this Department.

2. The matter has been examined with reference to the existing instructions of the Government on this subject and it is stated that such anomalies on account of fixation of pay on promotion, including the promotion from State service to All India Services, can be solved by stepping up the pay of the senior member of Service at par with the pay of the junior in the cadre from the date when the anomaly arose, subject to fulfillment of following conditions:

(j) Both junior and senior should belong to the same cadre both in lower and higher grade. In the case of anomaly in the pay of officers promoted from State service to IAS/IPS/IFS in a State cadre, both junior and senior should belong to same cadre in the State Service (lower grade).

(ii) Anomaly must have arisen as a result of fixation of pay either on promotion from one grade to another in IASIIPS/IFS or on promotion from State service to IAS/IPS/IFS, as the case may be.

(iii) Posts in higher and lower grade must be identical and in lower grade senior must not be drawing less pay than junior for whatsoever reasons For example if the junior officer draws higher rate of pay than the senior in the lower post or State service post by virtue of advance increments or on any other account, the above provisions will not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.

Yours faithfully

(Deepti Umashankar) 
Director (Services)

Home Town LTC to Jammu and Kashmir-clarification

We all know that Government has announced relaxation  when a government employee proceeds on Leave travel concession to Jammu and Kashmir and North East Regions.

One of such relaxations is, the home town LTC which is allowed once in two years in a LTC block year of 4 years, can be converted in to LTC to these states in addition to one All India LTC in block of 4 years.

However, the home town of the Government employee who is availing this concession should not be his place of working.

Now, Clarification is sought in this regard in the department of defence accounts to the effect that whether the government employee who is not entitled for conversion of home town LTC to LTC to J&K, will be eligible to convert his/her All India LTC as LTC to J&K and whether while such travel is made the government employee is entitled for air travel as in the case of employee who are entitled to travel by air while availing LTC to J&K.

The controller of defence has provided the following clarification in this matter by referring the DOPT Office Memorandum No:  31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 and OM No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A-IV) dated 18.06.2010

Controller General of Defence Accounts, 
Ulan Batar Road, PaIam, Delhi Cantt-110010

AN/XIV/14162/VIth CPC/Circular/VoI-IV

Dated: 28/12/2011



(Through CGDA Mail Server)

Sub: Clarification regarding Relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K against All India LTC.

The following doubts regarding admissibility of LTC claim on account of air travel to NER/J&K against all India LTC availed by a Government servant (being non entitled to travel by Air) whose HQrs. Office and home town is the same was taken up with DoP&T for clarification:

(i) Whether an individual who is not entitled to Home Town Concession (due to his HQrs and home town being same) can convert his All India LTC to 
visit NER/J&K, and,

(Ii) Whether he will be allowed to travel by air to NER/J&K on conversion of his All India LTC (being non-entitled to travel by air) or not, in terms of the guidelines laid down In GoI, D0P&T OM No. 31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 and OM No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A-IV) dated 18.06.2010.

2. The D0P&T has clarified vide its OM No. 31011/8/2010-Estt.(A) dated 21st December 2011 that “a Government employee can avail All India LTC to visit J&K by air and those who are not entitled to travel by air may be allowed to travel by air to a city in the J&K from Delhi or Amritsar. And journey upto Delhi/Amritsar will have to be taken as per their entitlement.”

This is for your information, guidance and necessary action please.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(R.K. Bhatt)




A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027

Dear Comrades

A brief on the outcome of the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 5th January 2012 is given below.

With greetings
Yours fraternally
KKN Kutty
Secretary General

The IV meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 5.1.2012. The meeting was chaired by Shri Mishra Secretary DOP&T.

The Chairman welcomed all members of Official and Staff Side and expressed New Year Greetings while making his introductory remarks.

The Leader Staff Side also welcomed the Chairman and gave new year’s Greetings. The following issues were raised by him and by other Staff Side Members:-

1. Meeting of the National Council and other forums should be convened as often as possible and at least once in four months.
2. The issue relating to increment should be resolved in this meeting.
3. Issues relating to MACP may be allowed to be settled departmentally.
4. The 2 (actually 11) items which have not as yet been included in the agenda should be included and discussed by arranging another meeting.
5. The meeting of the National Council which has not met for about 2 years may soon be convened.
6. Issues relating to Loco Drivers (not getting any benefit of MACP) should be discussed and resolved on priority basis.
7. Several decisions taken in the Railway Departmental Anomaly Committee have been referred to Department of Expenditure long time back, but these have not been disposed of. This may be expedited.

The following agenda items were then discussed on the basis of Status Note given by the Official Side:-

Items No. 1 to 4 & 5 (iii) – Anomaly in fixation of pay band in case of merger of pay scales.

The Staff side reiterated that since the pre-revised scales 5000-8000 [S9]; 5500-9000 [S10]; 6500-9500[S11]; and 6500-10500[S12] were merged and all are given the benefit of placement in the new Grade Pay 4200 equivalent to pre-revised 6500-10500 scale, the starting of the Pay Band 2 cannot be computed on the minimum of the erstwhile S9 Scale of Pay viz., Rs.5000/-. In fact the commencement point of the Pay Band 2 should be at Rs.12090/- based on the minimum of S12 scale [6500X1.86 = 12090] instead of Rs.9300/- computed by multiplying Rs.5000/- by 1.86.

The Official Side however insisted that what has been recommended by the Commission is correct in terms of the above principle stated by the Commission; This was not acceptable to the Staff Side.

The official side then stated that this item may be further discussed in the next meeting.

Item No 5 (i) and 34 & 35 – Reopening of the option for fixation of pay on promotion.

The Staff Side pointed out that the orders reopening the option up to 31.12.2010 was received in the lowest formations late & therefore all persons could not exercise the reopening option and therefore it should be extended up to 31.12.12. Defense Staff Side also raised the issue of not allowing this option to those who have been promoted to Master Craftsman upgraded post as because final orders have been issued late.

The official side agreed to refer these matters to DOPT, which would be considered and decided.

Item No. 5 (iii) – Special Allowance & Qualifying Pay.

The Staff Side pointed out that special qualifying pay may have been treated as allowance but it is treated as pay for purpose of fixation of pay on promotion to higher post. The result is that senior employees who have been promoted during the period 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 get the benefit of pre-revised qualification pay when they have been promoted whereas the junior employees promoted on or after 1.9.2008 have been granted the benefit of doubled qualification pay and therefore the seniors are getting fixed at lower stage.

The official Side agreed to look into this matter

Item No.5 (iv) – Anomaly in fixation of pay between Direct Recruits & Promotees.

The Staff Side pointed out that in terms of FR 22 no person who is promoted should be fixed below the minimum of the Pay Scale of the higher post and as the system of Pay Bands have been introduced clubbing several posts, the Commission has devised a formula for fixing the entry pay (which is always the minimum) for fresh recruits. That being the case all promotes have to be fixed not below the said minimum i.e. the entry pay of the fresh recruit for each grade pay.

Official side insisted that what they have ordered i.e. stepping up the pay of promotes to the post subject to certain conditions is more than enough and if there are certain difficulties, these may be referred to be considered.

The Staff Side however insisted that all the conditionalities may be withdrawn and all Promotees may be fixed at the entry pay of that post for the direct recruitee if there is a quota for direct recruitment in that post irrespective of any new recruitee has joined the post or not.

The official side stated that the matter may be discussed in the next meeting.

Item No (v) – Date of Next Increment.

The Staff Side urged for grant of one increment in pre revised pay scale on 1.1.2006 as one time measure in respect of all those whose next increment would be between 1.2.2006 to 30.6.2006 and then re-fixing them in the revised pay band and to grant next increment on 1.7.2006. This is only as a one-time measure and we would not demand similar treatment in respect of others.

The official side then agreed to the above formulation.

Item No 5 (vii) – Temporary Status casual labourers.

The Staff Side pointed out that as per the scheme of Temporary Status, these employees have been granted the pre-revised minimum of Rs.2550-3200 applicable to the lowest post with the benefit of annual increment etc. Therefore so far as pay scale are concerned they are being treated as regular employees. They have to be granted the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 and fixed at Rs.7000 with effect from 1.1.2006 if they are already matriculates and if not they should be given the training and then fixed at Rs.7000 with grade pay of Rs.1800 w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

The official side noted this demand and assured consideration.

Item No.11 – Grant of Revised Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

After discussion it was indicated that the issue may be discussed further in the next meeting before recording a disagreement if necessary.

Item No 12& 13 – Transport Allowance.

The Staff Side pointed out that the calculations desired by the official side are already available in item no. 13. It has been pointed out that Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs. 3200 granted to those in PB-3 of grade pay Rs.5400 and above is 2.9 times of their pre-revised TA+CCA which was Rs.1100. The Transport Allowance in respect of Grade Pay of Rs.4600 & 4200 has been revised to Rs.1600 which is only 2.28 times of the pre-revised TA+CCA amounting to Rs.700/-.

The demand was that the raise granted in respect of grade pay of Rs.4600 & 4200 should also be 2.9.times of Rs.700 which would work out to Rs.2030.

The official side stated that this is a new demand and cannot be treated as anomaly.

The Staff Side then stated that this item would be included in the agenda of the National Council

Item No.14 – Revision of the existing allowance which are to be replaced by new schemes.

In the last meeting it was stated that if within six months the new schemes are not finalized and introduced, the rates of these allowance like risk Allowance & Patient Care Allowance would be doubled.

The official side agreed to take a decision in this matter within a month’s time i.e. latest by 5.2.2012.

Item No.15, 16, 17 – Parity in pension.

In Para 5.1.47, the VI CPC has stated that in order to maintain the existing modified parity between present and future retirees it will be necessary to allow same fitment benefit as is being recommended for existing employees.

Having so recognised the maintenance of parity between the present and future retirees, the Commission has not extended the following liberalization benefits.

- Full pension after completion of 10/20 years of qualifying service

- Last pay drawn for determination of pension if it is more advantageous than the average emoluments and

- 50% of Grade Pay as against 40% of pre-revised basic pension

Benefit of these liberalisations may be extended to present pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 (we do not want arrears) so that parity between present and future retirees is ensured as desired by the VI CPC.

The official side suggested that the matter may be discussed in the next meeting and disagreement if necessary will then be recorded.

The Staff Side also pointed out the latest judgment of full bench of Principal Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal according to which the clarificatory orders issued by Department of Pension dated 30th October 2008 for determining the modified parity has been quashed and Government has been directed to grant 50% /30% of sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay of the corresponding pay scale of the post from which the employee had retired and re-fix the pension / family pension with effect from 1.1.2006 and pay arrears.

The official side stated that the Judgment is being considered and decision would be soon taken.

Item No. 20 – Daily Allowance on Tour.

The Staff Side insisted that rates of daily allowance may be doubled if the present system of reimbursement on the basis of actual expenditure on conveyance, boarding and lodging etc. are not suitable / practicable in the case of employees who go on tour to places where there are no such hotels / restaurants and the Auto drivers do not issue the receipts.

They also pointed out that when all allowances have been doubled and the Railway has also already doubled the rate of daily allowance on tour, why the Government should insist that DA should be at the pre-revised rates which are quite inadequate to meet the expenses on conveyance, boarding and lodging.

The matter was deferred to be discussed in the next meeting.

Item No. 24, 25, 26 – Commutation of pension.

The Staff Side demand is that option of Commutation had been given when a person retires. The commutation was allowed in terms of pension then fixed on the basis of pre-revised pay etc on the day following the date of retirement and in terms of the Table then in force.

If as a result of revision of pay and consequent revision of pension, additional amount of commutation arose the table which was applicable on date of retirement will have to be operated.

The New Table which has come in to force on or after 1.9.2008 cannot be made applicable in determination of additional commutation value which Table was not in existence on date of retirement.

The official side deferred this item for next meeting and to consider recording of disagreement if need be only in that meeting.

Item No. 28 – Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 for Asstt. Accounts/Audit Officer.

In the last meeting it was agreed that this and other connected issues would be discussed separately outside this forum by the Jt. Secretary (Estt.) & Jt. Secretary (Pers) with the Staff Side.

Though a detailed note has been sent to the above officers, no meeting has been fixed to discuss the note.

It was stated that a meeting would soon be fixed.

As there was no time, it was decided that next meeting of the National Anomaly Committee may be fixed soon and before the Budget session of Parliament commences.

Source: Confederation of Central Government Employees

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