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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

N0.10, A-27012/ 01/ 2015-Estt. (AL) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personn el, Public Grievances & Pension 
Department of Personnel & Training
 * * * 
New Delhi, dated 2 August, 2016.
 OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

                           The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training's O.M. No.12011/ 03/ 2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 21 d September, 2008 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject mentioned above and to say that E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA.
                          2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

                           3. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukul Ratra)
 Director 
To
1.All Ministries & Departments of the Government of India.
2. Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India/Controller General of Accounts.
3. Secretaries to UPSC/ Supreme Court of India/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/Cabinet Secretariat/Central Vigilance Commission/Planning Commission.
4. President's Secretariat/ VicePresident's Secretariat/Prime Minister's Office.
5.All State Governments and Union Territories' Administration.
6.All Members of Staff Side of the National Council of JCM/Departmental Council.
7.Railway Board, New Delhi. ve NIC, Department of Personnel & Training with the request to upload the O.M. on the website

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

No.11/2/2016-JCA 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
JCA Section 
 North Block, New Delhi Dated the 16th August, 2016 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations. 

The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided that Anomaly Committees should be set up, consisting of representatives of the Officials Side and the Staff Side to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, subject to the following conditions, namely:
 (1) Definition of Anomaly Anomaly will include the following cases: 
(a) where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; and
 (b) where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure, as notified vide CCS (RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules".
 (2) Composition: There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees, National and Departmental, consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side of the National Council and the Departmental Council respectively.
(3) The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary (Admn.) or the Joint Secretary (Admn.), if there is no post of Additional Secretary (Admn.). Financial Adviser of the Ministry / Department shall be one of the Member of the Departmental Anomaly Committee.
(4) The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry / Department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser.
(5) The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, Staff Side of respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution and it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall be subject to the approval of the Government.
(6) Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of "anomaly" and those where there is a disagreement between the Staff Side and the Official Side on the anomaly will be referred to and "Arbitrator" to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM Scheme.
(7) The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the National as well as Department level.
 (8) Orders regarding appointment of the Arbitrator and constitution of Anomaly Committee at National Level will be issued separately. 

All Ministries / Departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, as stipulated above. 

Sd/-
 (G. Srinivasan) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
 To Secretaries of All Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India.
 1. Copy for information to : Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13- C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi — 110001. 
2Director, NIC for placing the order on website of DoPT. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

OUR UNION ALONG WITH ALL OTHER AFFILIATED UNIONS OF F.N.P.O. SERVED 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2016 ONE DAY STRIKE NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT ON 16.08.2016.  KINDLY TAKE NOTE OF IT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE GENERAL STRIKE AS CALLED FOR BY THE NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION AND F.N.P.O. ON 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2016 WITH OUR SISTER UNIONS ENMASS
CAUTION NOTICE

THE DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED ORDERS FOR OUTSOURCING DELIVERY OF HIGH VALUE MAILS LIKE REGISTERED POST, SPEED POSTS, COD PARCELS AND ALL OTHER PREMIUM PRODUCTS EXCEPT ORDINARY MAIL WHICH IS NOW BEING DELIVERED BY OUR FELLOW POSTMEN.  THE CHARGES AS FIXED BY THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CREDITED TO THEIR ACCOUNT FROM THE REVENUE. THIS ACTION IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EMPLOYEES EXISTING IN THE DEPARTMENT BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CORPORATE COMPANIES. IF WE DO NOT PROTEST, THE DEPARTMENT WILL DOWNSIZE THE PRESENT EMPLOYEE STRENGTH AND WE APPREHEND THE POSTAL CIVIL WING AS AN ISOLATED AND IGNORED SECTION IN THE DEPARTMENT  WILL GO TO A WIND UP VERY SOON IF WE ALLOW THE ABOVE ORDERS TO BE IMPLEMENTED.  IT IS THEREFORE REQUESTED THAT ALL CIVIL WING EMPLOYEES SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2016 FOR OUR EXISTENCE IN THE SERVICE. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


GENERAL SECRETARY ADDRESSING THE CONFERENCE OF NUPE POSTMEN & GROUP-D (MTS)

7th CPC Promotion Option Calculation

All the central government employees are in busy with calculating which Option is beneficial to them in order to get full benefit from 7th CPC Revised pay .
Actually there is no dilemma for CG employees those who didn’t get any Promotion/MACP from 1st January to 1st July 2016. There are some cases in this category that choosing Option to revise Pay from Date of Next Increment gives more benefit than opting 1.1.2016 to revise 7th CPC Pay .
The government servants those who got Promotion / MACP in the Period from 2nd January to 1st July are finding it difficult to decide which Option is correct and More beneficial to them. No body in the administrative Department ready to guide the right way to the Government servants since there is no clarity in 7th CPC in respect of Revising/Fixing pay on Promotion Date. But It was clearly illustrated in Sixth CPC.
Let us workout the Pay Fixation in different Options to revise pay in 7th CPC to understand which Option is Beneficial in Longer run.
Let us take an example,
Assume a government servant has been promoted to Next Grade to 2800 on any date between 2nd January 2016 to 1st July 2016. Let us take 1st march 2016 was his date of Promotion.
His existing pay as on 1.1.2016 = Band Pay of 9100 + Grade pay of 2400 = 11500

If He Choose Option -I to revise his Pay from 1.1.2016

1

If He Choose Option -II

a) Pay revision on Increment Date
7th-CPC-Option-Calculation - 2
b) Fixation for Option to revise Pay on Promotion Date need to be Clarified by Government
Since there is no Grade pay involved in 7th CPC, Adding Grade Pay difference on Promotion date is not applicable in 7th Pay Commission for this category.

Which Option is More beneficial ..?

From the above calculation, it shows that Selecting Option -II to revise Pay with effect from Date of Next Increment i.e 1st July 2016 is more beneficial than Option-I.
It may differ to individual to individual based on Grade Pay and no of increments earned in that Particular Grade.

The Impact of Selecting Option -II in the above case

a. Pay revision come into force with effect from 1st July 2016,
b. You have to travel in Sixth CPC Pay up to 30th June 2016
c. So There will be no arrears for the Period from January 2016 to June 2016
Source: http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/ 

Saturday, 6 August 2016

F. No 38/37/2016 – P&PW(A) (i)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003

Dated the 4th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/ commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc.

The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to introduce the following modifications in the rules regulating pension, Retirement/Death/Service Gratuity, Family Pension, disability pension, ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc. under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Commutation of Pension under CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939, etc.

2. These orders apply to Central Government Employees governed by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways and the AIS Division of the DOPT in respect of Armed Forces personnel, Railway employees and the officers of All India Services respectively on the basis of these orders.

DATE OF EFFECT

3.1 The revised provisions as per these orders shall apply to Government servants who retire/die in harness on or after 1.1.2016. Separate order have been issued in respect of employees who retired/died before 1.1.2016.

3.2 Where pension/family pension/Gratuity/Commutation of pension, etc has already been sanctioned in cases occurring on or after 1.1.2016, the same shall be revised in terms of these orders. In cases where pension has been finally sanctioned on the pre-revised orders and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under these orders, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioner in view of Rule 70 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

EMOLUMENTS

4.1 The term ‘Emoluments’ for purposes of calculating various pensionary benefits other than various kinds of Gratuity shall have the same meaning as in Rule 33 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

4.2 Basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix with effect from 01.01.2016 but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

4.3 In the case of all kinds of gratuity, dearness allowance admissible on the date of retirement/death shall continue to be treated as emoluments along with the emoluments as defined in Paragraph 4.1 above.

PENSION

5.1. Subject to para 5.2, there shall be no change in the provisions regulating the amount of pension as contained in Rule 49 of the CCS(Pension) Rules.

5.2 The amount of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.9000/- and the maximum pension would be 50% of highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016). The provisions of sub-rule (2) of Rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

5.3 The quantum of additional pension/family pension available to the old pensioners / family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:

Age of pensioner / family pensioner
Additional quantum of pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years
20% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years
30% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years
40% of revised basic pension / family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years
50% of revised basic pension / family pension
100 years or more
100% of revised basic pension / family pension

The Pension Sanctioning Authorities should ensure that the date of birth and the age of a pensioner is invariably indicated in the pension payment order to facilitate payment of additional pension by the Pension Disbursing Authority as soon as it becomes due. The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in case where a pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his pension is Rs.10,000 pm, the pension will be shown as (i) Basic pension=Rs.10,000 and (ii) Additional pension = Rs.2,000 pm. The pension on his attaining the age of 85 years will be shown as (i).Basic Pension = Rs.10,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm.

Retirement / Death Gratuity

6.1 The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be revised as under:

Length of qualifying service
Rate of Death Gratuity
Less than One year
2 times of monthly emoluments
One Year or more but less than 5 years
6 times of monthly emoluments
5 years or more but less than 11 years
12 times of monthly emoluments
11 years or more but less than 20 years
20 times of monthly emoluments
20 years or more
Half month’s emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

Accordingly, Rule 50(1)(b) 50(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

6.2 The maximum limit of Retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be Rs. 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25% whenever the dearness allowance rises by 50% of the basic pay. Accordingly, first proviso under Rule 50(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

FAMILY PENSION 1964

7.1 Family pension shall be calculated at a uniform rate of 30% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs,90001-p.m. and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Rule 54(2) relating to Family Pension, 1964 under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

7.2 The amount of enhanced family pension shall be 50% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.90001-p.m. and maximum of 50% of the highest pay in the Government. (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016).

7.3 There will be no other change in the provisions regulating family pension, enhanced family pension and additional family pension to old family pensioners.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION

8.1 There will be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

9.1 The pension/family pension under para 5 and 7 above shall qualify for dearness relief sanctioned from time to time, in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions.

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE

10.1 Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners who are residing in non-CGHS areas and are not availing OPD facility of CGHS shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE

11.1 The amount of Constant Attendant Allowance to pensioners who retired on disability pension with 100% disability under the CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day to day functions) shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

EX GRATIA LUMPSUM COMPENSATION

12.1 The amount of ex gratia lump sum compensation available to the families of Central Government Civilian employees, who die in the performance of their bonafide official duties under various circumstances shall be revised as under:

Length of qualifying service
Rate of Death Gratuity
Less than One year
2 times of monthly emoluments
One Year or more but less than 5 years
6 times of monthly emoluments
5 years or more but less than 11 years
12 times of monthly emoluments
11 years or more but less than 20 years
20 times of monthly emoluments
20 years or more
Half month’s emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

13.1. Formal amendments to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939 in terms of the decisions contained in this order will be issued in due course. Provisions of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, and CCS(Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 which are not specifically modified by these orders, will remain unchanged.

14.1. These orders issue with concurrence of the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 30-1/33(c)/ 2016-IC dated 03.08.2016

15.1. In their application to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

16. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis.


(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India