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 


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,

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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.

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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.


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