27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)




F.No.42/07/2015-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi -110003
Date:24th Sept, 2015

To
All the Pensioners Associations included in SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject:-27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) -Intimation regarding new Date, Time and Venue

Sir/Madam,

In continuation to this Department OM dated 07.09.2015 regarding rescheduling of 27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP), the new date, time and venue of the meeting is as under:-

Date :- 13th October,2015 (Tuesday)
Time:- 11:00 AM
Venue:- Hall No.3,Vigyan Bhawan,Maulana Azad Road,New Delhi

2. It is requested that the name of the member nominated for the meeting may kindly be sent to the undersigned. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Pensioners Portal

Suspension of a Government servant is valid only for 90 days

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

No.AN/XIII/13006/Vol-XXII

Dated 22.09.2015

To
The PCsDA/CsDA
PCA(Fys)/CFAs(Fys)
PIFAs/IFAs
(Through Website)

Subject : Suspension of Government Servant – Review of Suspension

As per provisions contained in Rule 10 of CCS(CC&A) Rules, 1965 suspension of a Government servant is valid only for 90 days unless it is extended after review before expiry of 90 days. It has been observed by the MoD D(Vigilance) that the suspension order has been struck down on the ground that the same had not been reviewed by the reviewing authority before expiry of 90 days.

2. Therefore the Ministry has directed that the provisions of Rule 10(6) and 10(7) of CCS (CC&A) Rules, 1965 which provide for review, modify and extension of the suspension should strictly be observed in all such cases to avoid quashing of orders on technical grounds rather than on merits (copy attached)

3. In this context attention is also invited to DOPT OM No. 11012/4/2003-Estt. (A) dated 07.01.2014 containing review instruction and HQrs letter no. AN/XIII/13007/2A/Vol-IX dated 09.07.2014 regarding constitution of review committee.

4. It is requested that all such cases of suspension/review of suspension of Govt. servant may be reviewed on monthly basis in the light of above provisions/guidelines.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(V.K. Vijay)
C V O / Jt. CGDA

Ministry of Defence
D(vigilance)

Subject : Suspension of Government Servants – Review of Suspension order –

Attention is invited to Rule 10 of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 relating to Suspension of Govt. Servant by the competent authority on account of disciplinary proceedings pending or contemplated against him, or his engagement in activities prejudicial to the interest of the security of the State, or case pending against him in any criminal offence, or his detention or conviction in a criminal case. The suspension is valid only for 90 days unless it is extended after review for a further period before the expiry of 90 days. Of late the suspension order has been struck down on the ground that the same had not been reviewed by the competent reviewing authority before the expiry of 90 days while it remained in force.

2. It is hereby urged that the provisions of Rule 10(6) and Rule 10(7) of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 which provide for review, modify and extension of the suspension of the accused should be strictly observed in all such cases to avoid quashing of orders on technical grounds rather than on merits. Such cases may be reviewed on monthly basis by administrative sections of various civilians cadres of Ministry of Defence.

(Atul Kumar Singh)
Director (Vig)

Authority : cgda.nic.in

Awareness Programme Under Pensioners Portal

The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is implementing a web based mission mode project on pensions namely Pensioner’s Portal under the National e-Governance Plan. The Department has also started initiative called SANKALP for channelizing the experience and skill of Pensioners towards meaningful social activities.
The Department is proposing to conduct the next such Awareness Programme for Pensioners on October 08,2015 at Ahmedabad Medical Association, AMA House, Opp H.K.Arts College. The meeting will be chaired by Shri Devendra Chaudhry, Secretary (P,AR&PG).
The basic objective of the project is to facilitate redressal of Pensioners’ Grievances as also to provide information and guidance to pensioners on various pension and retirement related matters. User Ministries/Departments, Pensioners, Banks, Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), Post Offices etc. are the stakeholders in this venture aimed at welfare of the Pensioners.
With a view to providing know how about the operational aspects of this Portal and the Grievances Redressal Mechanism in particular, the Department of Pensions is conducting Awareness Programmes at different locations in the country. So far such programmes have been conducted at Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Lucknow, Thiruvanthapuram, Kolkata, Jallandhar, Vadora, Shillong , Agartala and Kohima for Pensioners/Pensioners’ Association who are major stakeholders.

Primary out patient medical care to the general public at CGHS Centres for dengue treatment


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

27-September-2015

Primary out-patient medical care to the general public at CGHS Centres for dengue treatment



As part of the various initiatives taken by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to deal with the situation arising out of spread of Dengue, all doctors at various CGHS Wellness Centres in Delhi and NCR shall provide consultation services and primary out-patient medical care to all citizens- whether CGHS beneficiaries or not- who may visit the Wellness Centres with symptoms of Dengue, primarily high fever.

CGHS Wellness Centres function from 7.30.A.M. to 2 P.M. on all working days. The location of CGHS Wellness Centres may be ascertained from CGHS website at

www.http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/

Compulsory Retirement for under performer under CCS Rules to intimidate the CG Employees



    An article is published in a blog about Compulsory Retirement at the age of 50 and 55 years for under performing central government employees under Section 56 (J) and 56 (I) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 CCS Rules. The intention behind reinforcing this rule is to intimidate the Cg Employees ? This article try to uncover the facts..

“Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules – Following are the consequences of a law imposed by DoPT.”

The Armed Forces, Railways, Defence, and Deaprtment of Post are among the largest employers under the control of the Central Government. The largest among them, the Railways, employs more than 13 lakh employees. In all, the Central Government employees more than 34 lakh, and has more than 38 lakh pensioners on its list.



The Centre has now ordered the implementation of an old and forgotten law. According to Section 56 (J) and 56 (I) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, the performances of those between the ages of 50 and 55, and those who have completed 30 years of service must be reviewed by senior officers once every three months, vis. Jan to Mar, Apr to Jun, Jul to Sep and Oct to Dec. All the departments have been ordered to review the performances and implement this rule immediately. And also advised to constitute a Review Committee consisting of two Members at appropriate level.

Relevant orders to this effect were issued on September 11. Senior officials and employees of various departments are confused and terrified following the orders.

Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried
Some claim that the government has taken this step to stifle the indefinite strike to be held in November. The Central Government employees union and the railway employees’ union claim that, armed with this rule, the government can send home workers under the compulsory retirement scheme.

The order quoted, “If conduct of a government employee becomes unbecoming to the public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public services, the government has an absolute right to compulsorily retire such an employee in public interest.”

Worse hit due to the new rule are the senior and experienced members of the staff. These employees are already affected by denial of increments and de-promotions. The federations claim that the Centre is treating these experienced employees as unreliable and talentless manpower and is hell-bent on terminating their services.

The government is conspiring to use this law and give compulsory retirement to employees over the age of 50/55 by branding them as unfit for work. The law also makes it possible for the government to find faults with their work.

The move is intended to intimidate the employees into not participating in the indefinite strike in November.

Source :90paisa.org

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners with effect from 1.7.2015



F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date : 28th Sept, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 27th April, 2015 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 113% to 119% w.e.f. 1st July, 2015.

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 Pensloners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are lndian 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 @ 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2015 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 No.4/29/99-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 reemployed 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 Pension Disbursing 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, 11/34-80-11 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) (CPL)/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 vide their OM No. 1/3/2015-E.II(B) dated 23rd September, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source : http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

Submission of 7th Pay Commission Report to Central Government – Karnataka coc


7th CPC report submission date.


Comrades,

There are lot of enquiries about the 7th CPC report submission. Let us examine the following facts.

1) The 7th CPC had issued following statement in July 2015 in its website http://7cpc.india.gov.in/ . Even today the same status is existing.



“Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained.”



This shows clearly that the 7th CPC wanted to present its report on 28th August 2015 itself with no extension of time.

2) On August 7, 2015 National Council (Staff Side) Secretary Comrade Shiva Gopal Mishraji met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur and Secretary, Mrs. Meena Agarwal. It was assumed that the report of the VII CPC, as was promised for 28th August this year, may be delayed by one month.

This shows that the 7th CPC was delayed only one month.

3) Many news papers including Danik Bhaskar, Times of India, NDTV CNN IBN, Hindu etc had reported that the 7th CPC will be submitting its report on 30th September 2015 itself.

4) The 7th CPC chairman had informed in a PTI interview Justice Ashok Kumar Mathurji had stated that “The Commission will submit its report by the end of September,”

5) The Hon’able Finance Minister had also informed the 7th CPC report will be submitted shortly.

6) The 7th Pay Commission has asked for a two month extension from the government. That the Commission is hoping that the government would take a call on One Rank One Pension, so they could modulate their own formulation in terms of pay revision. Now the one rank one pension issue has been resolved, but the formal orders are not issued, it will be issued only next month. After the issue of the ORBP orders then 7th Pay Commission will submit its report.

7) Now four month extension of term of 7th Central Pay Commission is made the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon’able Prime Minister, gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31.12.2015. The Government had issued notification on 8th September “The Commission will make its recommendations by 31st December, 2015. It may consider, if necessary, sending reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalized.”

8) Now the delay in submission of report and its implementation will be there and actual benefit of 7th CPC will occur only from April 2016. As Government will constitute its own committee to study the implementation of the 7th CPC report and issuing orders. It will benefit the Government as allowances effective date may be from April 2016 instead of January 2016.

9) When will the 7th CPC submit its report? There are three possibilities now on submission date.


  • If the 7th CPC feels that the assigned work has been completed it can submit its report any time, it’s only up to the 7th CPC and the Central Government. If the 7th CPC report is completed and ready for release as per paper reports then in these case the 7th CPC can directly submit its report to the Finance Ministry on 30th September without publishing the report in public due to Bihar elections. If election commission gives clearance then the 7th CPC report will be made public.
  •  There is one more possibility is that the 7th CPC report will be submitted after Bihar elections ie after November 6th.
  •  Last option is that report will be submitted only in December 2015 only.
We sincerely hope the 7th CPC report will be submitted at the earliest and the Central Government will implement the report at the earliest, so that the aspiration of the Central Government employees are taken care by the Central Government.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)

General Secretary

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway Employees Revised Rates affective from 01.07.2015

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

RBE.No.115/2015

New Delhi dated 24.09.2015

The GMs CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways and Production Units
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway Employees – Revised Rates efffective from 01.07.2015

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 13.04.2015 (S.No. PC-VI 349, RBE No. 35/2015) on the above subject mentioned above. The president pleased to decide that the dearness allowance payble to Railway Employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119 % with effect from 1st July, 2015.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(M.K.Panda)
Jt.Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

Concerns of false news about 7th pay commission recommendation

Concerns of false news about 7th pay commission recommendation


“….The Central Government employees are fed up with the false news items that keep coming about 7th Pay Commission which are published in Dailies and blogs and in Social Media recently. Baseless Predictions, groundless assumptions, imaginary calculators, truth less articles and to this extreme… Dubious Projects are also being published about 7th Pay commission recommendation

What is the reason behind these false report keep coming in News Media and Blogs? What is the intention which prompt them to publish these rubbish articles regarding 7th pay commission in their websites?

The intention behind publishing these article is not to give the correct information to central government employees but promoting their websites using the trending news and key words. Among central government employees the attracting word now is 7th pay commission, 7th pay commission pay scale and date of submission of 7th pay commission report.

Recently the articles which have been published in some leading news websites showed their lack of knowledge in the matters of service condition of central government employees and 7th pay commission.

The main focus of these articles are attracting people to their website and to increase the ranking in search results. Merely promoting their websites in search results, they started publishing articles which has no value and bearing misleading facts. The same old story repeated in every articles published

Recently many articles, which are published in websites about the recommendation of 7th pay commission, are nothing more than gimmicks. One article posted in a blog says ….

7th pay commission recommendatios for …

> Children education Allowance will be Rs.40 to 50
> Allowance for disabled children will be Rs.100/-
> Hostel Subsidy will be Rs.300/-



This News went viral in Social Media and surprisingly many websites posted this information without knowing that it was recommended by Fifth Pay Commission.



Another Example is, in a leading website the story mentioned below was published

“There will be 5 to 6% performance-based increment every year and those who are under-performing could retire by 55 years of age or after 30 years of service, added sources. House Rent Allowance could also be hiked by 10% to 30%”



It seems that those who wrote these articles didn’t know not even the existing rates of allowances paid to central government employees, but they try to impress the central government employees by their prediction about the Pay scales and Allowances of 7th pay commission going to be recommended in future.

It is the readers’ responsibility to identify these websites and to keep themselves aware of it.


7th CPC report submission date

7th CPC report submission date.


Comrades,

There are lot of enquiries about the 7th CPC report submission. Let us examine the following facts.

1) The 7th CPC had issued following statement in July 2015 in its website http://7cpc.india.gov.in/ . Even today the same status is existing.

“Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained.”

This shows clearly that the 7th CPC wanted to present its report on 28th August 2015 itself with no extension of time.

2) On August 7, 2015 National Council (Staff Side) Secretary Comrade Shiva Gopal Mishraji met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur and Secretary, Mrs. Meena Agarwal. It was assumed that the report of the VII CPC, as was promised for 28th August this year, may be delayed by one month.

This shows that the 7th CPC was delayed only one month.

3) Many news papers including Danik Bhaskar, Times of India, NDTV CNN IBN, Hindu etc had reported that the 7th CPC will be submitting its report on 30th September 2015 itself.

4) The 7th CPC chairman had informed in a PTI interview Justice Ashok Kumar Mathurji had stated that “The Commission will submit its report by the end of September,”

5) The Hon’able Finance Minister had also informed the 7th CPC report will be submitted shortly.

6) The 7th Pay Commission has asked for a two month extension from the government. That the Commission is hoping that the government would take a call on One Rank One Pension, so they could modulate their own formulation in terms of pay revision. Now the one rank one pension issue has been resolved, but the formal orders are not issued, it will be issued only next month. After the issue of the ORBP orders then 7th Pay Commission will submit its report.

7) Now four month extension of term of 7th Central Pay Commission is made the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon’able Prime Minister, gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31.12.2015. The Government had issued notification on 8th September “The Commission will make its recommendations by 31st December, 2015. It may consider, if necessary, sending reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalized.”

8) Now the delay in submission of report and its implementation will be there and actual benefit of 7th CPC will occur only from April 2016. As Government will constitute its own committee to study the implementation of the 7th CPC report and issuing orders. It will benefit the Government as allowances effective date may be from April 2016 instead of January 2016.

9) When will the 7th CPC submit its report? There are three possibilities now on submission date.

a) If the 7th CPC feels that the assigned work has been completed it can submit its report any time, it’s only up to the 7th CPC and the Central Government. If the 7th CPC report is completed and ready for release as per paper reports then in these case the 7th CPC can directly submit its report to the Finance Ministry on 30th September without publishing the report in public due to Bihar elections. If election commission gives clearance then the 7th CPC report will be made public.

b) There is one more possibility is that the 7th CPC report will be submitted after Bihar elections ie after November 6th.

c) Last option is that report will be submitted only in December 2015 only.

We sincerely hope the 7th CPC report will be submitted at the earliest and the Central Government will implement the report at the earliest, so that the aspiration of the Central Government employees are taken care by the Central Government.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)

General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

Finance Ministry issued order for Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2015

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised  Rates effective from 1.7.2015


Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure 
North Block, New Delhi 

Dated the 23rd  September, 2015 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised  Rates effective from 1.7.2015

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. i/2i201S-E-II (B) dated April, 201 S 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 orf113%to 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015.

2. Provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and of this Ministry’s O.M. NO. 1(3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August. 2008 Shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these Orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to ell Central Government employees.

4.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 Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate Orders will issued by the Ministry Of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

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

(A.Bhttacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

7th Pay Commission can grow up to three times the salary of employees

Raipur / New Delhi. 7TH Pay Commission recommendations submitted to the government. These will be decided on December 31 last. Some changes are possible if necessary. Then it will be sent to the Finance Department. The new 7th Pay Commission, IAS, IPS and IRS officials propose uniformity in salary. Officers and employees as well as up to three times the salary increase is proposed.
Commission President Ashok Kumar Mathur, secretary and member Dr Meena Agrawal. Rathin opinion and conscience The report is prepared by Rock. According to the recommendations of the report of the employees are 32 pay-band. Also, the Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary has different pay bands. It is proposed to be reduced to 13. Pay-band low and the IAS, IPS and IRS Pay Band will be the same. Consistency comes from IPS and IRS will complain that they are paid less than the IAS.



Note;- S-31, which the SPC was 36, the central joint secretary, additional secretary and cabinet secretary were involved, were removed.

Central Government Invites innovative ideas and suggestions on tax policy and administration


One of the key priorities of the Government is to provide a non-adversarial and a responsive tax administration with the main objective of creating an environment conducive for achieving higher investments and growth. At the same time the focus is also on ensuring ease of doing business for the taxpayers. For individual taxpayers, Government Income tax newsendeavours to promote voluntary compliance by making compliance easy and reducing the cost of compliance for the taxpayers. These steps are aimed to ultimately result in buoyant revenue collections, reflecting higher growth, leading to higher standard of living and better quality of life for the citizens.

The Department of Revenue invites taxpayers and general public to provide innovative ideas and suggestions on tax policy and administrative issues with the objective of ease of doing business and reducing compliance cost for industries thereby facilitating buoyancy of revenue and increase in investment leading to higher growth.

Share your thoughts at : www.mygov.in

Now one rank one pension is demanded by retired personnel of paramilitary forces


As widely anticipated, the announcement of one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces has triggered copycat demands by retired personnel of paramilitary forces who are now seeking a similar deal, raising the prospect of the government, already strained for resources, having to shoulder additional financial burden of at least Rs 3,000 crore annually. 
Paramilitary veterans, who have always clamoured for parity with armed forces, have decided to hit the street straightaway, and plan to launch an indefinite dharna at Jantar Mantar on November 2, just like the one ex-servicemen took recourse to in order to force the government to speed up the OROP announcement.
Announcing their protest plan to secure OROP and other benefits on the lines of armed forces, All-India Central Paramilitary Forces Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association (AICPMFEWA) made plain its aggressive intent, as well as its bid to capitalize on BJP’s stakes in the Bihar assembly elections, a state which is home to a large number of paramilitary troopers.

“Even a mother would not breastfeed her baby till it cries,” AICPMFEWA national general secretary P S Nair said in an unabashed announcement the intent to flex muscles in the aftermath of the success of the retired defence personnel.

“The time is ripe to act before the heat of Bihar elections rises,” Nair said in a letter asking fellow retired paramilitary officers to join the agitation.

Para Military Personnel demands OROPThe OROP package announced by the Centre for the armed forces is expected to cost Rs 8,300 crore annually, although sections of ex-servicemen are still unhappy. While negotiating with ex-defence personnel, the government had feared that it will have to deal with copycat demands from others too.

The armed forces had argued that their case rested on a different footing because they constituted the country’s main defence, and also because their jawans retired at an early age. However, the claim for superior status does not seem to impress the paramilitary forces which see themselves as the first line of defence and are always in “operation mode”.

“It is a known fact that paramilitary forces are the first line of defence in every security operation, whether it is on the border or internal security. Paramilitary forces are in the war field 24×365 days, while the defence forces enjoying ‘peace time’ comfortably in their well secured barracks. The government is pouring all facilities to them and totally neglecting paramilitary men. We need equal status and equal facilities,” AICPMFEWA said.

Nair’s letter said ex-paramilitary men and serving officers were “more frustrated than ever” since OROP was granted to the armed forces, and a campaign has already started on Facebook, Twitter and at district associations of retired personnel.

“After seeing the feelings of our members all over the country, we have suggested dharna/strike from November 2,” the letter said.

The retired paramilitary men have nine primary demands — OROP, framing of separate service and pension funds instead of CCS rules, granting ex-servicemen status with all consequential benefits, extending CSD canteen facilities, extending ECHS medical facilities, change of present nomenclature of Central Armed Police Forces used for BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, NSG and Assam Rifles to Central Para-Military Forces (CPMFs), granting statutory paramilitary welfare board similar to Sainik Welfare Board, granting paramilitary service pay and exempting them from new contributory pension system.

Nine lakh retired personnel of paramilitary forces will give a final notice to the government on September 26.

ITBP officials raised the issue with home minister Rajnath Singh during their meeting in Leh on Tuesday. Singh assured them that he would take up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

READ MORE AT : www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Rumours on 7th Pay Commission begin circulating in Social Media



“A copy of one fake document containing the matter related to the 7th Pay Commission surfaced in the social media yesterday.”



A crucial document containing the signatures of four members, including the chairman and secretary of the 7th Pay Commission was released on the Social Media, creating a buzz. The document, titled “Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission Highlights” contained the seal of the Central Government, stated that it would be submitted on September 1, 2015. The report showed three pages of the document. At the end of it, there were signatures, along with names and designations of four members of the Pay Commission, including the chairman and secretary.



The document also contained the recommendations of Revised Pay Scale Structure for all groups of Central Government employees. In addition to abolishing the Grade Pay Structure, the new minimum pay scale has been fixed at Rs.21,200. There is also indicated to provide a six percent annual increment.

There is brief information on HRA, CEA, Pay Fixation and Increment. There is no information about the person/s who had released the document. Most importantly, the information provided in the document is hard to believe.

The 7th Pay Commission was all set to submit its report to the Central Government towards the end of September, but the Centre has given it an extension of four more months. According to the government, the decision was made after the committee requested for additional time to prepare the final report.

For the past few weeks, the curiosity of Central Government employees about the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission has increased. This is reflected by the increased searches on the internet for any information on the new Pay Commission. They are eagerly reading up all kinds of reports, analysis, and comments on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on topics like new pay scale, promotions, and revised allowances. They are also expressing their opinions on such articles.

There is nothing wrong in writing articles about the 7th Pay Commission based on personal opinions and aspirations. But, there is nothing funny about producing a fake document and releasing it on the internet.

Source: cgstaffnews.in

Revision of pension of pre 2006 pensioners – Important Clarification



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-11, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHl-110066

CPAO/IT &Tech/Revision Pre-2006 /2015-16/1331-1483

21.09.2015

Office Memorandum

Subject: – Revision of Pensions of Pre-2006 Pensioners.

Ref:- CP AO OM NO.CPAO/Tech/Pre-2006 Revision/2015-16/708·855 date -25.08.2015



Attention is invited to DP&.PW OM No. 38/77-A/09-P&PW(A)(Vol.II) (Pt.I) dated 18.09.2015 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension in respect of those pensioners who had got 100% lump sum amount in lieu of monthly pension and in whose cases 1/3rd pension has been restored. These pensioners are not covered by DP&PW OM dated 01.09.2008 and subsequent amendment OMs dated 28.1.2013 and 30.07.2015. In such cases DPPW has issued separate orders for restoration of 1/3rd pension vide their OMs dated 15.09.2008, 3.4.2013 and 11.7.2013. ·



As the proposal for revision of minimum pension with reference to the fitment table in respect of such pensioners is under consideration of Ministry of Finance. Deptt. of Expenditure, therefore, for the time being, the pension cases of such absorbee pensioners are not to be revised in terms of OM dated 30.07.2015.

Hence, All Heads of the Departments/Heads of the Offices and Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/ Administrator of UTs are requested to ensure that revision of pension in such cases of absorbee pensioners is not done in terms of DP&PW OM dated 30.07.2015 until further orders. These cases may be treated to be excluded from the list provided by the CPAO.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts
Ph.011-26174809

No.38/77-A109-P&PW(A)(Vol.II) (Pt.I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi

Dated the 18th Sept, 2015

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to CPAO letter No .. CPAO/Tech/Pre-2006 Revision/2016/ 13/933 dated lst September, 2015. In this connection it is informed that the cases of those pensioners who had got 100% lump sum amount in lieu of monthly pension and in whose cases 1/3rd pension has been restored are not covered by the OM dated 1.9.2008 and subsequent amendments thereto including the OM dated 28.1.2013 and 30.7.2015, In their cases, separate orders have been issued for restoration of 1/3rd pension vide OM dated 15.9.2008, 3.4.2013 and 11.7.2013. For such pensioners, the proposal for revision of minimum pension with reference to the fitment table has been referred to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure separately vide ID note No. 4/2/2015-P&PW(D) dated 12.8.2015. Department of Expenditure has also been reminded for expediting their concurrence in this regard. Until the orders in respect of such absorbees pensioners are issued after approval of Ministry of Finance, their pension is not to be revised in terms of OM dated 30.7.2015. Therefore, their cases may be excluded from the list prepared by the CPAO.



(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: CPAO
[http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/cpao_tech_Rev_pre-2006-2015-16.pdf]

Payment of difference on arrears of TA DA consequent to increase in the rates by 25 percent


Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
RBE No. 108/2015

No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/46

New Delhi, dated 21.09.2015

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)



Sub: Payment of difference on arrears of TA/DA arising out of Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dt.29.4.14.



One of the Railways has sought clarification regarding a supplementary claim for difference of TA/DA arising out of enhancement of Dearness allowance upto 100% w.e.f. 1.1.14 after issue of Board’s letter No.F(E)/2011/AL/28/18 dt. 29.04.14.

2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is clarified that where TA/DA has been paid at old rates supplementary claims for difference of TA/DA would be admissible in respect of official tours made on or after 01.01.14 consequent to increase in the rates of TA/DA by 25%, w.e.f. 01.01.2014.

3. This disposes of South Eastern Railway’s letter No.ENG/Bills/TA&DA/604 dated 25.08.2015.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Dy. Dir. Finance (Estt.)II
Railway Board.

Source : NFIR

Pros and Cons of extending the term of 7th Pay Commission


7th pay commission benefits

Recently the central government announced the extension of term of 7th pay commission by four months till 31st December 2015. By the time there were news started coming about seventh Pay Commission that it would ask one month extension to submit the report, Unexpectedly the central government itself granted four month extension to 7th central pay commission in its Cabinet Meeting held on 26th August 2015



One day before the announcement made by central government on granting extension to the pay commission, according to PTI news report, Justice A.K.Mathur, Chairman, 7th Pay Commission, said that by the end of September 2015 the Pay commission report would be submitted to the government.



Why the central government granted four month extension when the commission itself if asked one month time?

What will happen if the 7th pay commission submits its reports on 31st December 2015?

Before to answer that, It will be very useful to know that what happened in sixth pay commission, after submission of report and how much time it took to get announced the implementation of pay commission recommendation.


  • The Sixth Central Pay commission was set up by Union Cabinet of India on 5th October 2006. The Commission, headed by Justice B.N.Srikrishna.The Other members of the commission were Prof. Ravindra Dholakia, Mr. J.S.Mathur and Member-Secretary Ms Sushama Nath, IAS.
  • The Pay Commission submitted its report to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 24 March 2008.
  • The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government headed by Manmohan Singh, approved the Sixth Pay commission recommendations with some modifications. In the cabinet meeting held on 14th August 2008, the Union Cabinet headed by Manmohan Singh gave its approval for implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
  • It was announced that the revised pay scales will come into effect from 1/1/2006 and revised rates of allowances from 1/9/2008.
  • The Gazette Notification for implementation of sixth pay commission published on 29th August, 2008.

SEE : Cabinet Approval for implementation of sixth pay commission recommendations

From the above reference it is known that after submission of report it will take six month time to get its approval from Central Government for implementation of pay commission recommendation.

The decision of extending the term of seventh pay commission could be a major blow to central government employees by the way as follows

  1.  The 7th pay commission has been made to submit its report on 31st December 2015. The stipulated time is extended as 22 Months instead of 18 months for 7th pay commission to submit its report
  2.  As the central government would like to ground upon the Precedents and it will take six month time from the date of submission of report to announce its approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations
  3. So the Cabinet approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation will be granted by the Month of June 2016
  4. Only the Revised Pay Scale will come into effect from 1.1.2016
  5. The revised rate of allowances will come into effect from prospective date that is with effect from the day of Order is issued.
  6. So the central Government employees will be losing the benefit of revised rate of allowances for the period of six months , which they supposed to get from 1.1.2016,  provided the order for implementation of 7th pay commission will be issued on 1.7.2016.

7th Pay Commission Extension will be a major blow to central government employees

7th Pay Commission Extension will be a major blow to central government employees 


Recently the central government announced the extension of term of 7th pay commission by four months till 31st December 2015. By the time there were news started coming about seventh Pay Commission that it would ask one month extension to submit the report, Unexpectedly the central government itself granted four month extension to 7th central pay commission in its Cabinet Meeting held on 26th August 2015

One day before the announcement made by central government on granting extension to the pay commission, according to PTI news report, Justice A.K.Mathur, Chairman, 7th Pay Commission, said that by the end of September 2015 the Pay commission report would be submitted to the government.

Why the central government granted four month extension when the commission itself if asked one month time?

What will happen if the 7th pay commission submits its reports on 31st December 2015?

Before to answer that, It will be very useful to know that what happened in sixth pay commission, after submission of report and how much time it took to get announced the implementation of pay commission recommendation.

The Sixth Central Pay commission was set up by Union Cabinet of India on 5th October 2006. The Commission, headed by Justice B.N.Srikrishna.The Other members of the commission were Prof. Ravindra Dholakia, Mr. J.S.Mathur and Member-Secretary Ms Sushama Nath, IAS.
The Pay Commission submitted its report to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 24 March 2008.
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government headed by Manmohan Singh, approved the Sixth Pay commission recommendations with some modifications. In the cabinet meeting held on 14th August 2008, the Union Cabinet headed by Manmohan Singh gave its approval for implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
It was announced that the revised pay scales will come into effect from 1/1/2006 and revised rates of allowances from 1/9/2008.
The Gazette Notification for implementation of sixth pay commission published on 29th August, 2008.
From the above reference it is known that after submission of report it will take six month time to get its approval from Central Government for implementation of pay commission recommendation.

The decision of extending the term of seventh pay commission could be a major blow to central government employees by the way as follows

1. The 7th pay commission has been made to submit its report on 31st December 2015. The stipulated time is extended as 22 Months instead of 18 months for 7th pay commission to submit its report

2. As the central government would like to ground upon the Precedents and it will take six month time from the date of submission of report to announce its approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations

3. So the Cabinet approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation will be granted by the Month of June 2016

4. Only the Revised Pay Scale will come into effect from 1.1.2016

5. The revised rate of allowances will come into effect from prospective date that is with effect from the day of Order is issued.

6. So the central Government employees will be losing the benefit of revised rate of allowances for the period of six months , which they supposed to get from 1.1.2016, provided the order for implementation of 7th pay commission will be issued on 1.7.2016.


Fraudulent Collection of Funds in the name of National Pension System – Public Notice

Fraudulent Collection of Funds in the name of National Pension System – Public Notice


Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
First Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No 6, Institutional Area Phase II,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070 Tel. 011-26897948

PUBLIC NOTICE

It has come to notice of the Authority recently that some organizations, NGOs, societies, individuals, etc. are resorting to offer employment to students/ members of general public under and/or in the name of National Pension System. It has also been reported that some of these entities are also collecting funds from the students in the name of security money for offer of jobs or using the National Emblem and PFRDA logo on their website and other documents. It is hereby informed that PFRDA has not authorized any entity to engage in any such activity, which is illegal and fraudulent. Any entity/ or person found to be engaged in such fraudulent activities, is liable to be prosecuted in law.

The Authority is the regulatory body for National Pension System and other pension schemes under the provisions of the PFRDA Act, 2013, and detailed information pertaining to its functions are available on its website being www.pfrda.org.in.

Members of general public are hereby advised not to pay heed to or act on such false and misleading propaganda issued by such organizations/ individuals. Authority shall not be liable for any loss suffered by any person on account of any dealings with such unauthorized entities/individuals which shall be at his/ her own risk. Members of the general public are also requested to report such unauthorized activities to local authorities/ police department with a copy addressed to grc@pfrda.org.in;

This public notice is issued in interest of members of the general public.

Date: 20.08.2015

Ashish Kumar
General Manager

Authority : www.pfrda.org.in

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement


No.1/19/2013-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003,

Dated the 16.9.2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement.

It has been observed by this Department that processing of pension cases of the employees retiring from the government service quite often get delayed on account of the issues relating to verification of service from time to time by the concerned authorities during the service of the concerned employee. Although detailed instructions regarding verification of service have been issued by Department of Personnel & Training and by this Department, these instructions are not meticulously adhered to resulting in delay in sanctioning of retirement benefit of the employees.

2. Rule 32 of the CCS (Pension) rules, which existed prior to December, 2012 provided for issuing of a certificate in Form 24 by the Head of Office in consultation with by the Account Officer regarding completion of qualifying service of 25 years. These rules have been amended subsequently and as per the existing provisions, a certificate regarding qualifying service is required to be issued by the HOO after completion of 18 years of service and again S years before the date of retirement of an employee. Rule further provide that verification done under that rule shall be treated as final and shall not be reopened except when necessitated by a subsequent· change in the rules and orders governing the conditions under which the service qualifies for pension.

3. It has been noticed that the certificates regarding qualifying service are not invariably issued to the government servant as required under the rules. All Ministries/ Departments etc. are therefore requested to bring these provisions to the notice of Heads of Offices and PA Os for strict compliance. Non-compliance of this statutory requirements may be viewed seriously.

4. In order to review status regarding compliance of these rules, all Ministries/ Departments are requested that the information may be collected from all establishments /office under them and the same may be compiled and sent to this Department by 15th October, 2015 in the enclosed proforma.

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(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Te1:24635979

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary


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)

REF: BPMS / OFB / NDA / 200 (8/2/L)

Dated: 14/09/2015

To,
The DDG (IR),
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S.K.Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary

Reference: PC of A (Fys) Kolkata letter No. Pay/Tech-II/1206/2015/13, dated 09.09.2015

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that the issue of payment of Night Duty Allowance based on actual salary, instead of notional pay of Rs.2200/- was resolved vide MOD ID No. 17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II), Dated 08.05.2015 in compliance of Contempt Petition (CP No. 200/2014 Shri Arvind Girija Singh & Ors versus UOI & Ors.) based on the CAT Jodhpur directions in CA No 34/2008 dated 5.11.2009 and subsequent ratifications by Hon’ble High Court and Supreme Court of India.

We are surprised to see the PC of A (Fys) letter cited under reference whereby ceiling for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance has been revised to Rs. 12380/- pay in Pay Band. We have strong objection on the issuance of this letter because PC of A (Fys) is not the competent authority to revise the ceiling of entitlement for NDA unilaterally as the original order has been issued by Ministry of Defence in consultation with Min of Finance, DoP&T, Def (Finance) and if there was any doubt regarding eligibility, PC of A (Fys) should have asked for clarification from the competent authorities through prescribed channels.

Further, all the court cases regarding revision of night duty allowance was related to the notional ceiling of Rs. 2200/- per month and this issue was resolved by ordering the NDA on the actual salary and nowhere court further fixed any real or notional ceiling. Even it has been already clarified in the earlier order which states that entitlement ceiling of Rs. 2200/- is not applicable to existing categories who are getting NDA. Prior to implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC, IEs / NIEs / NGOs upto Assistant Foreman (Technical) was entitled for Night Duty Allowance being a non-gazetted supervisory staff but now the post of Assistant Foreman is merged with JWM which is a gazetted supervisory post in OFB. Hence, all the Industrial / Non-Industrial & Non – Gazetted Supervisory staff are entitled for NDA on the basis of actual salary.

Therefore, you are requested to intervene into the matter so that all IEs/NIEs/NGOs may get the NDA as per actual salary in compliance with the court pronouncements in letter and spirit.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
sd/-
(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: BPMS

Grant of Dearness Allowance 113% to 119% with effect from 01-07-2016 to State Government employees

Grant of Dearness Allowance 113% to 119% with effect from 01-07-2016 to State Government employees

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)
No. F. 6(1) FD (Rules)/2008
Jaipur, dated : 16-09-2015
ORDER
Sub:- Grant of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees.
The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government employees, drawing pay in Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, under Finance Department Order of even. number dated 13-04-2015 shall be revised from 113% to 119% with effect from 01-07-2016.
The term ‘Pay’ for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance shall be the Basic Pay i.e. sum of pay in running pay band and grade pay drawn and shall not include any other type(s) of pay like Special Pay or Personal Pay, etc.
The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paisa and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paisa may be ignored.
The amount of increase in Dearness Allowance for the period from 01-07-2015 to 31-08-2015 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees and cash payment shall be admissible from 01-09-2015 i.e. salary for the month of September, 2015 payable on 01-10-2015.
The arrear of DA from 01-07-2015 to 31-08-2015 to the employees recruited to the Civil Services on or after 01-01-2004 and who are governed by Contributory Pension Scheme, shall be paid in cash.
By order of the Governor,
Sd/-
(Siddharth Mahajan)
Special Secretary
Finance (Budget)

Full Pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of Service – Update

Bharat Pensioners Samaj has released the file noting on the issue of Pro-rata pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners which states that there is no chance for review petition yielding result in favour of Govt

As per File Noting released by BPS, presently Department of Pension is of the view that Pre-2006 Pensioners’ case that they should be granted full pension if they have rendered 20 years of service at par with Post 2006 Pensiners has reached finality and Court ruling (for granting full pension) has become law of land.
We hope Department of Pension would issue OM for granting full pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners who have completed 20 years of Service


FULL PENSION FOR THOSE WITH LESS THAN 30 YEARS but MORE THAN 20 YEARS QUALIFYING SERVICE

In view of the fact that review Petition filed by UOI RP (C) NO. 2565/2015 in SLP (C) No. 6567/2015 UOI Vs M.O. Inasu dismissed by HSC on 28.8.2015, and Following file notings of DOPW (obtained under RTI)let us hope DOP&PW will now issue necessary instructions extending benefit of full min. pension to all pre 2006 pensioners irrespective of Q.S. rendered.
The extract from the File Noting obtained from DOP&PW under RTI ACT, on pro rata pension matter. Extract from File Noting of DOP&PW OM 30.7.2015 obtained under RTIA:

12.   It may be mentioned that in its order dated 22.1.2013 and 16.8.2013 in OA No. 715/2012 and OA No. 1015/2012 respectively, Hon’ CAT Ernakulam Bench directed that the revised pension fixed in terms of para 4.2 of OM dt. 1.9.2008 would not be reduced pro rata in cases where the qualifying service of a pre 2006 pensioner was less than 33 yrs. This order of Hon CAT was challenged by D/o Revenue in the H.C. of Kerala in OP(CAT) No. 4/2012 and No. 8/2012. Hon’ H.C. of Kerala dismissed the Op(CAT) No. 4/2012 and No. 8/2012 vide order dt. 7.1.2014. The SLP filed by the Dept. of Revenue against the order dt. 7.1.2014 has also been dismissed by Hon’ S/C. in its order dated 20.2.2015. Learned ASG, Sjri P.S.Narsimha has advised to file a Review Petition. The concerned file is presently with MOL(CA Section) and Ms. Rekha Pandey, Adv. is drafting the RP.

13.    As already mentioned above, in the order dt. 29.4.2013 of Hon HC of Delhi in WP No. 1535/2012, it was observed that the only issue which survived was, with ref. to para 9 of OM dt. 28.1.2013 which makes it applicable from 24.9.2012 instead of 1.1.2006. In view of this observation of the Hon H.C. of Delhi, we may issue orders for giving effect to the OM dated 28.1.2013 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 instead of 24.9.2012. The question whether or not the revised pension in terms of OM 28.1.2013 would be reduced proportionally would be examined once the order of the Hon S.C. in the RP to be filed against dismissal of SLP 21044/2014 is available ( para 12 above)

( emphasis added)
Sd. S.K. Makkar US
17.4.2015
Noting of Secy(P)

6.Thus the court ruling has become law of the land

7.Given the fact the review/curative petition in the same matter has once been dismissed by Hon. Apex Court, as also the fact that Civil Appeal of Ministry of Defence with which the SLPs in question got tagged, has also failed, there is no chance that a review petition may yield a different result. On the other hand this will not only engage the govt. machinery in uncessary litigation but will also result in attendant avoidable expenditure. ( emphasis added)

Sd. Alok Rawat Secy/ Pension
22.4.2015
Hon MOS(PP) Sd. 7.5.2015
Source: Bharat Pensioners Samaj

UP Government Needs 368 Peons, 23 lakh Candidates Apply

UP Government Needs 368 Peons – 23 lakh Candidates Apply! – To understand how best to tackle the deluge of applications for the post, the government is consulting experts. If so many candidates are to be interviewed, selection could take four years, say officials.


For 368 vacant positions of peons at the Vidhan Sabha Sachivalay or state assembly in Lucknow, more than 23 lakh people have applied. Of the total 368 posts, 268 are for general category and the rest are for SC, ST and other reserved categories in the age group of 18 to 40 years. What is even more shocking is that over two lakh applicants are at least graduate with B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc and M.Com degrees. Applications also include 255 candidates with a Ph.D degree in hand.
Interestingly, the eligibility criteria for the job are a pass in the fifth standard and the ability to ride a bicycle, not even a written exam is needed. To understand how best to tackle the deluge of applications for the post, the government is consulting experts. If so many candidates are to be interviewed, selection could take four years, say officials.
According to Ambika Chaudhary, Minister in Uttar Pradesh government, the process of recruitment may be changed. “We may change the process of recruitment in this extraordinary situation as it will take about four years to complete the process of hiring just 368 peons, if one were to interview the 23 lakh candidates. We may ask for fresh applications with a new recruitment process,” the Minister said.
However, Candidates have their reason for applying. “It’s better to work as a peon than to roam without a job,” said Alok, an applicant who holds a PhD degree. Graduate Ratan Yadav added, “there is nothing wrong in taking up menial work.”
Rekha Verma, another applicant, said that it was better to serve water to officers than to lead a life of dependency. “If you are jobless, you eventually seek help from relatives and friend… but for how long can one survive on the kindness of well-wishers,” she said.

Source: The Hindu

Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits

Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
 MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)II-2012/HRA-1
New Delhi, dated 18.9.2015.
The General Manager (P),
 South-Central Railway,
 Secunderabad.


Sub:- Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits.


Please refer to your office letter No. SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/O/81 l/HRA dated 29.06.15 on the above noted subject.

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As per the dependency certificates dated 23.6.2015 issued by the District Collector of Ranga Reddy District, Umdanagar, Medchal & Gundlapochampally in Andhra Pradesh fulfill all the conditions prescribed in Para 2 of Board’s letter No.PC-65/HRA-1/3 dated 22-7-1965, as amended from time to time. The President is, therefore, pleased to decide that Railway employees posted at Umdanagar, Medchal and gundlapochampally, in Andhra Pradesh may be paid House Rent Allowance at the rates applicable to those posted with the classified city of Hyderabad (UA) [‘X’ class city] subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down for grant of House Rent Allowance.
2. These orders will be valid from 01.06.2015 (a) for a period of 3 yrs i.e. upto 31.05.2018 or, (b) till the conditions prescribed in Para 2 of Board’s letter 22-7-1965, referred to above continue to be fulfilled in respect of Umdangar (ii) Medchal & (iii) Gundlapochampally or (c) until issue of any further orders in this regard by the Ministry of Railways, whichever is earliest.
READ ALSO : Payment of HRA without requirement of NAC – CAT Order
3. The period at (a) of Para 2 above may, however, be extended after obtaining a fresh Dependency Certificate as prescribed in clause (ii) of Para 2 of Board’s letter dated 22-07-1965, as amended from time to time and in accordance with the provisions of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-85/HRA-12 dated 11-3-1986.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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 (Salim Md. Ahmed)
 Dy. Director, Estt.(P&A)II
 Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Separate counters to women passengers for buying train tickets

Separate counters to women passengers for buying train tickets

Facilities for Women Passengers for buying Train Tickets at Reservation Counters

Ministry of Railways has been providing special facilities to women passengers for conveniently buying tickets at railway reservation counters. The Ministry has further elaborated facilities as follows: –

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement

No.1/19/2013-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,

New Delhi-110003,
Dated the 16.9.2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub : Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement.

Symbol for ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option

Symbol for ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option. 


            It may be recalled that the Election Commission of India had introduced ‘NOTA’ – ‘None of the Above’ option on ballot papers displayed on EVMs and all other ballot papers with effect from 11th October, 2013, pursuant to Supreme Court’s Order dated 27th September, 2013.

Important message for employees retiring within the next six months

PRE  RETIREMENT COUNSELLING WORKSHOP

Important message for employees retiring within the next six months


The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare is organizing a Pre-retirement counselling workshop on 23rd September, 2015 from 9.30 AM to 1.00 PM in the Lecture Room-I, India International Centre (Annex) 40, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi-110003. The employees of

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2015

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2015


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

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

Central Government Employees demand of date of effect of 7th pay commission from Jan 2014

Central Government Employees demand of date of effect of 7th pay commission from Jan 2014 

Comrades,

Now the Government has announced the One Rank One Pension Scheme for Defence veterans. Its Highlights are as follows.

The benefit will be given with effect from 1st July, 2014. Arrears will be paid in four half-yearly instalments. All widows, including war widows, will be paid arrears in one instalment.
To begin with, OROP would be fixed on the basis of calendar year 2013. Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners retiring in the same rank and with the same length of service as the average of minimum and maximum pension in 2013. Those drawing pensions above the average will be protected.

Expected DA from January 2016 counts AICPIN starts from July 2015

Expected DA from January 2016 counts AICPIN starts from July 2015

We need twelve months AICPIN points starting from January 2015 to December 2015 to calculate Expected DA from January 2016. We already have AICPIN points for the past six months from January  2015. Since the AICPIN for July 2015 released on 31st August 2015, the AICPIN points to be released here after will get more attention to calculate expected DA from Jan 2016.  The Press release of Labour Bureau is given below..

The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to propose to increase HRA

The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to propose to increase HRA


New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to propose to increase House Rent Allowance (HRA) of central government employees, besides their basic salaries.

By giving House Rent Allowance hikes, the Pay Commission is likely to seek to encourage property owners to rent out their properties, reduce the shortage of dwellings and to provide ‘housing for all central government employees’.

One Rank One Pension for All Central Government Employees- NCJCM Staffside

One Rank One Pension for All Central Government Employees- NCJCM Staffside

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail: nc.jcm.ni@gmail.com

Dated 11.09.2015

Finance Ministry Resolution for Extension of 7th Pay commission

Finance  Ministry Resolution for Extension of 7th Pay commission

भारत का राजपत्र
The Gazette of India
असाधारण
EXTRAORDINARY
भाग I-खण्ड-I
PART I—Section 1
प्राधिकार से प्रकाशित
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

7th pay commission minimum wage to be fixed at Rs.25000 - Karnataka COC

7th pay commission minimum wage to be fixed at Rs.25000 - Karnataka COC


Comrades,

There are number of unwanted articles on minimum wage, fitment formula and wage hike on many websites which are not true and create confusion among the Central Government Employees. This type of the articles also give wrong impressions and give wrong signals to the Government, these articles are written without having basic knowledge of the price rise and minimum wage calculation.

Strengthening of administration-Periodical review under FR 56(J) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Strengthening of administration-Periodical review under FR 56(J) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972


No.25013/01/2013-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11th September, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Strengthening of administration-Periodical review under FR 56(J) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

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