Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks – GDS

No. 14-01/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi — 110 001.

Dated 16th April, 2014.

To,

All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.01.2014 onwards — reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance, with effect from 1st January, 2014 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/1/2014-E-I1 (B) dated27.03.2014, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-1/2012-PAP (Pt.) dated 28.3.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.01.2014. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90% to 100% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2014.

2. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No98/FA/2014-CS dated 16/04/2014.

(Shankar Prasad)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

IAS Officers drafting wish list for the Seventh Pay Commission

IAS Officers drafting wish list for the Seventh Pay Commission


When the country is in the midst of electing a new government, the executive is busy drafting its wish list for the Seventh Pay Commission.

As per a recent resolution, the Central Indian Administrative Service Officers’ Association has decided to present a comprehensive and united representation of its demands before the Seventh Pay Commission, the setting up of which was announced by the government last month.

The association has asked the Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh IAS officers’ units to work on proposals for pay revision. Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan Associations have been allocated the job of drafting various aspects of essentials for IAS officers including security, transportation or car facility or allowance, camp office and attendant allowances.

Dearness, travel and other allowances like entertainment and perks will be looked into by the Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu associations while issues of loans for children’s education, housing, vehicles and gadgets have been entrusted to the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

Health insurance and risk coverage and health facilities will be dealt with by the IAS officers of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, AGMUT and Haryana.

Government residential quarters and housing schemes for members will be studied and proposals submitted to the commission by officers of the Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh cadre.

Source: www.thehindu.com

AICPIN for February 2014 and Expected DA from July 2014

AICPIN for February 2014 and Expected DA from July 2014


As we said in the previous article on Expected dearness allowance from July 2014, we have only three probabilities to arrive the rate of DA payable from July 2014. one of these is  ‘if AICPIN moves between plus or minus 2 points the expected DA will be 105 % from July 2014′. Now according to the press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment, the AICPIN for the Month of February increased by 1 point and pegged at 238 points.

It should further be noted that some reports on commodity Index suggest that the prices of basket of essential commodities will have some increase until the summer season ends. Subsequently the impact of price rise will cause increase in AICPIN for Industrial Workers. So it can be expected that the AICPIN for remaining four months also would continue with same increasing trend. If this happens for the remaining four months the Expected DA will be from 105% to 107%.

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)- February 2014

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for February, 2014 increased by 1 points and pegged at 238 (two hundred and thirty Eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between January, 2014 and February, 2014 compared with the rise of 0.90 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing 0.34 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Moong Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Medicine, Barber Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Arhar Dal, Ground Nut Oil, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Sugar etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.73 per cent for February, 2014, as compared to 7.24 per cent for the previous month and 12.06 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.56 per cent against 8.94 per cent of the previous month and 14.98 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Quilon recorded the highest increase of 9 points each followed by Tiruchirapally & Conoor (6 Points each) and Lucknow (5 points). Among others, 4 points rise was registered in 3 centres, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 points in 10 centres. On the contrary, Chhindwara reported a decline of 5 points followed by Rourkela & Ajmer (4 points each), 3 points decline was observed in 6 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 20 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Bhilwara centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2014 will be released on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

Delay in Government Inquiry No Bar on Promotion

Delay in Government Inquiry No Bar on Promotion


The Central Administrative Tribunal asked Tamil Nadu government to consider promoting an Indian Forest Officer to rank of Chief Conservator of Forests, observing that an officer could not be penalised for inordinate delay on the part of government in completing disciplinary inquiries against him.

IFS officer Ramachandra Pati joined as Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1985. He was promoted to Conservator of Forests in 2004. He became eligible for promotion to Chief Conservator of Forests in 2010. However, disciplinary proceedings for his alleged shortfall in performance under Tamil Nadu Afforestation Programme were initiated in 2005 and 2006, said Pati in his petition. These proceedings were not completed after a lapse of around five years. In his current petition Pati pleaded that inquiry report be opened and government act on the recommendations.

Countering his arguments, the government said the delay was because of Pati’s refusal to cooperate with the inquiry authorities. But the inquiry had been completed

Further, “if an officer with pendency charges of a grave nature is promoted to the next level without reference to the disciplinary proceedings, there will be no meaning in initiating such proceedings”, it said adding the “punishment of censure” was imposed on Pati.

The bench of judicial member K Elango and administrative member P Prabhakaran disposing of the petition asked the government to consider Pati for promotion as an officer cannot be held liable for delay of an inquiry.

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com

Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners with effect from 1.1.2014

F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003

Date: 09th April, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 3rd Oct, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90 % to 100% w.e.f. 1st Jan, 2014.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs.3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 100% w.e.f. 1.1.2014 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the a.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM NoA/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their OM No.1( 4)/EV/2004 dated 07th, April, 2014.

11. Hindi version will follow.

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( Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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