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All India Defence Employees Federation - Kelkar Committee

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All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF)

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THE 4.5 lakh defence civilian employees have decided to join the countrywide strike of the working class on September 29. They have also decided to fight against the retrograde recommendations of the Kelkar committee.

This was decided in the national executive committee meeting of the All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) held on July 13-14, 2005. The Kelkar committee has recommended corporatisation of the 39 Ordnance factories in the country, which are at present under the direct control of the government of India, with the ultimate intention of privatisation.

The AIDEF has decided to launch persistent struggle demanding for the rejection of the report by the government of India. The AIDEF has directed its 367 affiliated unions to stage massive demonstrations against the Kelkar committee report on August 24, 2005 and also to burn the copies of the report.

The AIDEF has endorsed all the decisions taken in the National Convention of Trade Unions held on July 9, 2005 at New Delhi. The 4.5 lakh defence civilian employees will participate in the September 29 strike. The strike ballot will be taken by the affiliated unions on September 12 and the strike notice will be served on September 15, 2005.

The AIDEF has also opposed the New Contributory Pension Scheme and has decided to stage protest demonstrations on the day when the PFRDA bill is placed for voting in the parliament.



Date of next Increment - Clarification from Finance Ministry

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Very important order has been publishe by Finance Ministry regarding the date next increment...

F.No.1/1/2008-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell)
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New Delhi, the 13thSeptember, 2008



OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:    Clarifications on CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

           The undersigned is directed to refer to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, notified vide G.S.R. No. 622(E) dated 29t August, 2008 and to state that clarifications are being sought regarding the date of next increment, the method of fixation of pay on promotion after 01.01.2006, use of fitment tables for cases of pay fixation under Rule 11 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, fixation fo pay of government servants who were on deputation on 1.1.2006 and got promoted in the cadre subsequently while still on deputation, etc.



2.      In this connection, the following clarifications are issued :- Clarification 1: The date of next increment

(i) As per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 there will be one uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year. Government servants completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. Accordingly, all Government servants who earned their last increment between 02.01.2005 and 01.01.2006 would get their next increment on 01.07.2006.

(ii) For those employees whose date of next increment falls on 01.01.2006, the instructions already provide for granting an increment in the pre-revised pay scale as on 01.01.2006 and then fixing their pay in the revised pay scales. Such Government servants would also get their next increment on 01.07.2006.

Clarification 2 : The method of fixation of pay on promotion after 01.01.2006

On promotion from one grade to another/financial upgradation under ACP, a Government servants has an option under FR 22(I)(a)(1) to get his pay fixed in the higher post either form the date of his promotion, or from date of his next increment, viz. 1st July of the year. The pay will be fixed in the following manner in the revised pay structure:-

a) In case the Government servant opts to get his pay fixed from his date of next increment, then, on the date of promotion, pay in the pay band shall continue unchanged, but the grade pay of the higher post will be granted. Further re-fixation will be done on the date of his next increment i.e. 1st July. On that day, he will be granted two increments: one annual increment and the second on account of promotion. While computing these two increments, basic pay prior to the date of promotion shall be taken into account. To illustrate, if the basic pay prior to the date of promotion was Rs.100, first increment would be computed on Rs.100 and the second on Rs.103.

b) In case of Government servant opts to get his pay fixed in the higher grade from the date of his promotion, he shall get his first increment in the higher grade on the next 1st July if he was promoted between 2nd July and 1st January. However, if he was promoted between 2nd January and 30th June of a particular year, he shall get his increment on 1st July of next year.

Clarification 3: Use of fitment tables for cases of pay fixation under Rule 11 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008

Rule 11 of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 provides for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure subsequent to the 1st day of January, 2006. When the pay of a Government servant will be fixed as per Rule 11 on a date subsequent to 01.01.2006, the fitment tables annexed with this Department's O.M. of even number dated 30.08.2008 will be used as prescribed in the relevant provisions contained in para 2 of the O.M. The pre-revised pay to be reckoned in such cases will be the pay of the Governement servant on the day of such fixation.

Clarification 4: Fixation of pay of government servants who were on deputation and got promoted in the cadre subsequently while still on deputation

(i) In case the Government servant was on deputation on 1.1.06 and got promoted to a higher post in his cadre after 1.1.06, but was not granted proforma promotion under the 'Next Below Rule', his pay will get fixed w.e.f. 1.1.06 in the grade which he was holding on 1.1.06.

(ii) In case the Government servant had been granted proforma promotion under the 'Next Below Rule', his pay will be fixe using the provisions of the 'Next Below Rule' as explained in (iii) below.

(iii) In the revised pay structure, the pay of a government servant would be regulated in the following manner on grant of proforma promotion to him under 'Next Below Rule'.

(a) In case a Government servant on deputation to a post gets promoted in his cadre to a post in a higher grade, his pay in the pay band will be fixed with reference to the pay in the pay band of the employee immediately junior to him in the cadre of his service. However, the government servant in question would continue to draw the grade pay attached to the deputation post for the remaining duration of the deputation.

(b) In case a Government servant on deputation to a post in PB-4 gets promoted in his cadre to a post in HaG+, his basic pay will be fixed with reference to the basic pay of the employee immediately junior to him in the cadre of his service, but the total of pay in the pay band and grade pay of the deputation post will not exceed Rs.79,000.

(c) In case a Government servant on deputation to a post in PB-4 gets promoted in his cadre to a post in the apex scale, his basic pay will be fixed with reference to the basic pay of the employee immediately junior to him in the cadre of his service, but the total of pay in the pay band and grade pay of the deputation post will not exceed Rs.79,000.

(d) In case a Government servant on deputation to a post in HAG+ gets promoted in his cadre to a post in the apex scale, his basic pay will be fixed with reference to the basic pay of the employee immediately junior to him in the cadre of his service.

Clarification 5 : Fixation of pay of government servants who go on deputation to a lower post

(i) In case a Government servant goes on deputation to a post carrying a lower grade pay, his pay in the pay band would continue unchanged, but he will be granted the grade pay of the lower post for the entire duration of the deputation.

(ii) In case a Government servant in HAG+ scale goes on deputation to a lower post in PB-4, his basic pay in the deputation post will be fixed at a stage equal to his basic pay in the cadre of his service, but the total of pay in the pay band and grade pay of the deputation post will not exceed Rs.79,000.

(iii) In case a Government servant in the apex scale goes on deputation to a lower post in PB-4, his pay in the pay band will be fixed at the maximum of PB-4 (Rs.67000) and he will be granted the grade pay attached to the deputation post, but the total of pay in the pay band and grade paya of the deputation post will not exceed Rs.79,000. In case deputation is from the apex scale to a post in HAG+, the basic pay will be protedted in HAG+.

Clarification 6 : Procedure for placing employees in upgraded scales in case of merger of scales/upgradations recommended by the Sixth CPC.

(i) Where all posts in one or more pre-revised scales are merged with a higher pre-revised scale and given a common replacement scale/grade pay, the suitability of the incumbents need not to be assessed for granting them the higher replacement scale/grade pay and the incumbents will automatically be granted the replacement pay scale/grade pay recommended by the Commission. Their pay will be fixed in the accordance with the fitment table annexed to this Department's O.M. of even number dated 30.08.2008.

(ii) Similarly, in the case of upgradations recommended by the Pay Commission, i.e. where all posts in a particular grade have been granted a higher replacement pay scale/grade pay, the suitability of the incumbents need not be assessed for granting them the higher replacement scale/grade pay. The incumbents will automatically be granted the replacement pay scale/grade pay recommended by the Commission. Their pay in the pay band will be fixed with reference to their fitment table corresponding to pre-revised pay scale. However, the grade pay corresponding to the upgraded post will be granted.

Note: CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 define the term "basic pay" in the revised pay structure as the pay drawn in the prescribed pay band plus the applicable grade pay but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc. In the case of Government servants in the pay scales of HAG+ and above, basic pay means the pay in the prescribed scale.

3. Hindi version will follow.



(Alok Saxena)
Director




Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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State Government implement 6th paycommission

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State Government implement 6th paycommission

There is good news for state government employees in Jharkhand as state government has decided to implement 6t Pay commission in the state.The decision by cabinet in Jharkhand comes on the heel of several other states deciding to implement the 6th Pay Commission recommendations in those states.The union government last month had decided to accept the 6th pay Panel recommendations.

It also issued notification on 30th August last month regarding the implementation of the pay panel recommendations.But unlike central government Jharkhand government will not implement the 6th pay panel report from 1st January 2006.

The Jharkhand government will implement the pay panel recommendations from April last year.P.K. Jajoria, secretary of the cabinet coordination committee of the state said, “The state government will implement the recommendations of the Pay Commission from April 2007”.He went on to add, “By implementing the recommendations, the state will bear additional financial burden of Rs.17.70 billion per annum.

The state will also bear burden of Rs.19.58 billion to pay arrears to the employees.”Unlike the union government, Jharkhand government will pay 60 percent of arrears in the current financial year and remaining 40 percent in 2009-2010.Uttar Pradesh chief minister has also announced to implement the sixth pay commission recommendations. She has also formed a committee to look into the issue of implementation of the report.

Professors, Lecturers may get heavy pay hike

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Professors, Lecturers may get heavy pay hike

Professors and lecturers are all set to get hefty pay hike. Following the 6th Pay Commission implementation there was some disappointment among university and colleges teachers over the delay in implementation of the pay panel recommendation, but finally they too are set for substantial salary hikes.If everything goes well university teachers will get approximately 30 percent pay hikes on the lines of the Sixth Pay Panel recommendations.

University grants commission had set up a committee under a former vice chancellor of prestigious JNU to recommend the pay revision needed in teaching fraternity in the universities.

The GK Chadha committee was under fire recently for not being able to submit its report on time, the same day when Sixth Pay Commission presented its report.But Chadha committee has some good news for teachers besides pay raise. It has reportedly favoured raising of retirement age to 65, flexibility to accommodate talent through incentives, grant for working in remote and inaccessible areas and also emphasis on research.Chadha while making the announcement said, “We will ask all states to invoke a uniform policy on the age of retirement and re-employment of teachers. The uniformity is essential to rid India’s higher education sector of inter-regional disparities.

Chadha went on to add, “We will focus at the entry level, on those just completing their academics and contemplating a life of teaching. We want to lure them into the profession.”He added, “We cannot offer the red-carpet treatment that the corporate sector can, but we plan to offer them better research facilities to keep them (faculty) in our universities.”

Maternity Leave enhanced to 180 days and introduction of Child Care Leave

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No.130l8/212008-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
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New Delhi, the 11th September, 2008.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to enhancement of the quantum of Maternity Leave and introduction of Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave, the President is pleased to decide that the existing provisions of the Central Civil Services (Leave)Rules, 1972 will be treated as modified as follows in respect of civilian employees of the Central Govemment:-

(a) The existing ceiling of 135 days Maternity Leave provided in Rule 43(1) of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 shall be enhanced to 180 days.

(b) Leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) that can be granted in continuation with Maternity Leave provided in Rule 43(4)(b) shall be increased to 2 years.

(c) Women employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older. During the period of such leave, the women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. It may be availed of in more than one spell. Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. Child Care Leave may also be allowed for the third year as leave not due (without production of medical certificate). It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1st September, 2008.

3. In view of paragraph 2 above, a women employee in whose case the period of 135 days of maternity leave has not expired on the said date shall also be entitled to the maternity leave of 180 days.

4. Formal amendments to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued separately.

5. In so -far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

6. Hindi version will follow.



TAX ON 6th CPC ARREARS

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TAX ON ARREARS - GOVT.REQUIRES TO CLARIFY SERVICE

Thanks to 6CPC report implementation all Central Government employees expect to receive the arrears of salary (the increased wages) shortly. A part of this increase would be paid in the current financial year and the balance will be paid in the next financial year. An issue arises as to the taxability of the income likely to be received by the employees.

The income chargeable to tax under the head ‘salaries’ includes:Salary due from an employer in the financial year, whether paid or not; salary paid or allowed to an employee in a financial year, even though not due; any arrears of salary paid or allowed to an employee in a financial year.

Therefore, an issue arises whether only the partial income that is received in the current financial year would be liable to tax or whether the entire income which the employee is likely to receive in the current financial year and the next financial year would be liable to tax now.In this context, it is important to note the provisions of Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the ‘Act’), which specify the deduction of tax on salary by the employer.

As per these provisions, an employer responsible for paying salary shall at the time of payment deduct income tax on the amount payable to the employee. It is pertinent to note that employer is required to deduct tax only at the time of payment of salary.

Therefore, if no payment is made, no tax is required to be deducted by the employer.By implication, if only partial payment is made in current financial year then the government is required to withhold tax only in respect of part amount paid in the current financial year.

However, an issue still remains that even if the balance portion which is not paid by the government and on which no tax is deducted, whether the said amount would still be liable to tax in the hands of the employees in the current financial year. This issue requires deliberations as to whether the phrase ‘allowed to’ would cover the payment which is yet to be made to the employees and hence this requires further clarifications from the government.

It is also important to note that government employees are also entitled to relief u/s 89 in respect of salaries received in arrears in any one financial year which relates to earlier financial years. Briefly, relief is calculated by spreading the arrears over the past years to which they pertain i.e., the tax payer can get the benefit of relief at the time of the deduction of tax at source by requesting his employer concerned.

Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children

No.1201l/04/2008-Estt. (Allowance)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, the 11th Sep 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission- implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children of Govt. employees.


Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission for providing extra benefits to women employees with disabilities especially when they have young children and children with disability, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:-
(i) Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs.lOOO/-per month as Special Allowance for Child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child's birth till the child is two years old.
(ii) It shall be payable for a maximum of two children.
(iii) Disability means a person having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare's Notification No. 16-18/97-NI.I dated 1.6.2001. (Annexure)
(iv) The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

2. Reimbursement of Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government Employees is Rs.24000. The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide OM No.l201l/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 on the subject. OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance)dated 2nd September 2008 on the subject.

3.Disability means a perso having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare's Notification No.16-18/97-NI.I dated 1.6.2001. (Annexure).

4. These orders shall be effective from 1st September, 2008.

5. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Audit General of India.

6. Hindi version will follow.
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Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission- implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee.

No.120 1l/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, the 13th Sep 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission- implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee.


Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and in supersession of all earlier orders on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions: -

(a) Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee which were hitherto payable separately will be merged and will henceforth be known as 'Children Education Allowance Scheme'.

(b) Under the Scheme of Children Education Allowance reimbursement can be availed by Government Servants upto to a maximum of 2 children.

(c) Reimbursement as indicated above will be applicable for expenditure on the education of school going children only i.e., for children from classes nursery to twelfth,including classes eleventh and twelfth held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

(d) Henceforth, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall not be stopped.

(e) Reimbursement for the following items can be claimed under this Scheme:

Tuition Fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, Fee charged for practical work under the programme of work experience, fee paid for the use of any aid or appliance by the child, library fee, games/sports fee and fee for extra-curricular activities . This also includes reimbursement for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks, two sets of uniforms and one set of school shoes which can be claimed for a child, in a year.


(f) The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance is Rs.12000.

(g) Under this scheme, reimbursement can be claimed once every quarter. The amount that can be claimed in a quarter could be more than Rs.3000, and in another quarter less than Rs.3000, subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.12000 per child being maintained.

(h) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.

(i) Hostel subsidy will be reimbursed upto the maximum limit of Rs.3000 per month per child subject to a maximum of 2 children. However, both hostel subsidy and Children Education Allowance cannot be availed concurrently.

(j) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by50%. 

2. In order to ensure that Government servants have no difficulty in claiming reimbursement, the procedure under this Scheme is being kept simple. Reimbursement should henceforth be made on the submission of original receipts on the basis of self-certification by the Government servant. 

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st September, 2008. 

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India. 

6. Hindi version will follow.



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INCREMENT ONLY ON 1st JULY EACH YEAR

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INCREMENT ONLY ON 1st JULY EACH YEAR

HINDI VERSION STANDS REJECTED - ENGLISH VERSION REIETERATED BY MOF

CONFEDERATION CHARTER OF DEMANDS WILL INSIST INCREMENT DATE

Today The MOF issued a clarificatory order on date of increment, method of fixation of pay on promotion after 1.1.2006, Use of fitment table for cases fixex under Rule 11, Fixation of pay for those on deputation etc.

Accordingly the date of increment will be only 1st July every year. For Officials who have been in the Revised Pay Structure for six months from 1.1.2006 to 1.7.2006 for six months are eligible for increment on 1.7.2006. It is clarified clearly that those who have drawn their earlier incerment between 2.1.2005 and 1.1.2006 would be given their next increment on 1.7.2006. Those officials whose date of increment is 1.1.2006, they would be given increment in old scale before fixation in Revised Pay and then again on 1.7.2006 another increment in the Revised Pay.

However this clarification is not totally satisfactory to us. The increment of those officials fallilng between 2.1.2006 and 30.06.2006 is getting postponed. The increment of other officials falling between 1.8.2006 and 31.12.2006 is getting advanced. From the Confederation it has been decided to insist for the demand already placed before the Cabinet Secretary so that all officials get their increment in Revised Pay on 1st January instead of 1st July. This will eliminate postponing of increment for some officials while preponing for some others. The Revised Charter of Demands under preparation will be exhibited in the Confederation Website shortly will contain this demand also for our 19th September 2008 programme of 'Strike Declaration Day'.

Another Clarification for the officials on promotion who opt for fitment in Revised Pay Structure from the date of their next increment, the clarification of MOF is that on the day of promotion the official will get the same pay in his pay band but the grade pay of his promotional level will be granted and the further re-fixation would be done on the day of his new increment viz, 1st July when he would get two increments - one annual increment and the other the promotional increment.

There are other clarifications also about officials who opt for revised pay from the date of their promotion; Fitment under Rule 11 of CCS[RP]Rules 2008, Fixation for officials on deputation, Procedure to be adopted for placing the officials in cases of merger of scales / upgradations recommended by the 6th CPC.

As for as the merger of scales / upgradations are concerned, it is clarified that in cases where all posts in one cade or more in pre-revised scales are merged with a higher pre-revised scale of pay the officials would be granted the replacement pay scale/Grade Pay. In cases where all posts in particular cadre have been granted a higher replacement scale then the officials would be fixed in their pre-revised pay scale with the Grade Pay of the higher replacement scale.

WHEN WILL BE THE DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT

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DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT - 1.7.2006 OR 1.7.2007 ?

WHEN WILL BE THE DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT

SOME DDOs WRONGLY DO NOT DRAW INCREMENT ON 1.7.2006

Annual Increment should be drawn on 1.7.2006 if the official's pay fixed in Revised Pay Structure on 1.1.2006 as per Para 10 of CCS [RP] Rules, 2008.

Majority of DDOs correctly apply the Para 10 of the CCS [RP] Rules, 2008 and draw increment in revised pay on 1.7.2006 for all those employees those who have been placed in the Revised 6th CPC Pay Structure w.e.f. 1.1.2006 by virtue of their remaining under the Revised Pay Structure for 6 months.

However, there are reports that some DDOs are not doing so and not drawing the annual increment on 1.7.2006 but only drawing it on 1.7.2007 for those employees whose existing date of increment is between 1st January 2006 and 1st June 2006. This is wrong.

Kindly refer to CCS [RP] Rules, 2008 under Para Numbered 10 on 'Date of next increment in the revised pay structure' – wherein it is stipulated that:

"There will be a uniform date of annual increment. Viz, 1st July of every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007."

The above Para 10 has got three parts.

1. There will be a uniform date of annual increment viz, 1st July of every year.

2. Exployees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July will be eligible to be granted the increment.

3. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees [also] for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July 2006 to 1st January 2007.

NOW LET US ANALYSE THE WHOLE PARA:

Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment – This means that all employees who were placed in the revised pay structure on 1.1.2006 and will be completing 6 months service in the revised pay structure as on 1st July 2006 are eligible for an increment on 1.7.2006.

BASED ON THIS LINE OF THE ORDER ALL EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE TO GET NEXT INCREMENT ON 1.7.2006 IN THE REVISED PAY.

The next sentence of the Para 10 viz," The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007." – means those employees whose increment date is on or after 1st July also should be given the increment from 1.7.2006 itself.

Therefore the first line of Para 10 of the Government Order which says "There will be a uniform date of annual increment. Viz, 1st July of every year" will be thus correctly implemented if the increment is drawn to officials whose increment date presently on or after 1st July 2006 and also before 1st July 2006 provided the official's pay is fixed in Revised Pay Structure from 1.1.2006. The main point is that without being in the Revised Pay Struture no official can draw his new increment in the Revised pay structure. This is the main contention of the order.

There are some DDOs who are confused with linking the two sentences in Para 10 and refusing to grant the increment on 1.7.2006 but giving increment only on 1.7.2007 for those employees whose increment falls between 1st January to 1st June of 2006, thus causing postponement of grant of increment beyond 2 years. This is wrong. This will in effect even deny the benefit of increment for officials who are about to retire before 1.7.2007 and cause heavy pension loss too. More over this is not the intention of the order also. Only a wrong understanding of the Para 10 by these DDOs causes such a problem. Please approach these DDOs with this interpretation and cause correct application.

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REVISED PAY SCALES FOR CERTAIN COMMON CATEGORIES OF STAFF

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REVISED PAY SCALES FOR CERTAIN COMMON CATEGORIES OF STAFF

Section I The revised pay structure mentioned in Column (5) and (6) of this part of the Notification for the posts mentioned in Column (2) have been approved by the Government. The initial fixation as on 1.1.2006 will be done in accordance with Note 2 below Rule 7 of this Notification

ii) On account of merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500, some posts which presently constitute feeder and promotion grades will come to lie in an identical grade. The specific recommendations about some categories of these posts made by the Pay Commission are included Section II of Part B. As regards other posts, the posts in these three scales should be merged. In case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales on functional considerations, the posts in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 should be merged, with the post in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in pay band PB-2 i.e. to the grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7450-11500. In case a post already exists in the scale of Rs.7450-11500, the post being upgraded from the scale of Rs.6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs.7450-11500.

(iii) Posts in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 carrying minimum qualification of either Degree in Engineering or a Degree in Law should also be upgraded and placed in the scale of Rs.7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs.9300-34800 along with grade pay of Rs.4600.

(iv) Posts of scientific staff in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 carrying minimum qualification of engineering degree or a post-graduate degree should also be upgraded and placed in the scale of Rs.7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs.9300-34800 along with grade pay of Rs.4600

(v) Upgradation as in (ii) above may be done in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Regarding (iii) and (iv) above, upgradation may be done by the Ministries concerned in consultation with their Integrated Finance.

More Orders from DOPT

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DOPT ISSUES MORE ORDERS TODAY

Temporary Status Casual Labourers Pay Revision Ordered by DOPT

TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS IN 1S PAY SCALE

WASHING ALLOWANCE DOUBLED FOR COMMON CATEGORY GROUP C & D

ORDERS FOR GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS FROM 1.1.2006

Maternity Leave increased from 135 to 180 Days.

Child Care Leave for 730 Days in the entire service period is introduced for Women Employees with full pay.

Children Education Allowance on double the rate viz., Rs. 2000/= per month for disabled children.

Disabled Women Employees will get Rs.1000/= per month as Special Allowance for Child Care.

2009 Year Holidays Announced by Government. More DOP&T Orders:
http://90paisa.blogspot.com/2008/09/government-orders.html

BONUS CEILING NOT RAISED...

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BONUS CEILING NOT RAISED

GOVERNMENT ORDERED ADHOC BONUS WITHOUT CHANGING CEILING TO 3500/= FOR NON-PLB DEPARTMENTS.

The Bonus ceiling was revised last year by amending the Bonus Act but the benefit of enhancement to 3500/= from 2500/= was not extended to Central Government Employees at that time. As the same was expected to be enhanced for the current year bonus for 2007-2008, it is a shock for us to come to know that the Government has announced adhoc bonus to other than PLB covered CG Employees without changing the bonus ceiling at all.

DOPT ORDERS - 10-10-08

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DOPT ISSUES MORE ORDERS TODAY

A.Maternity Leave increased from 135 to 180 Days.

B.Child Care Leave for 730 Days in the entire service period is introduced for Women Employees with full pay.

C.Children Education Allowance on double the rate viz., Rs. 2000/= per month for disabled children.

D.Disabled Women Employees will get Rs.1000/= per month as Special Allowance for Child Care.

E.2009 Year Holidays Announced by Government.

The Salient features of the above orders are as follows:

1. Special Allowance for Child Care: The Women employees of Central Government with 40% disabilities are granted a Special Allowance for Child Care @ 1000/= per month. This Allowance can be claimed for a maximum of 2 Children. From Child birth to 2 years old for the child this allowance is payable. As like many other allowances this Allowance also is to be enhanced by 25% when the DA payable goes up by 50% on new pay.

2. Education Allowance: The Education Allowance payable is doubled for the children with disability. Therefore a maximum of 24,000/= per child can be reimbursed per year. This also is eligible for a maximum of 2 Children. All other conditions as applicable to the earlier order of grant of Education Allowance on 2.9.2008 to other Government Employees will automatically apply.

3. Maternity Leave: The total number of days of maternity leave is enhanced from 135 to 180 days. Two years of leave in continuity of maternity leave can be availed. Employees already on maternity leave for 135 days on 1.9.2008 also can avail leave up to 180 days.

4. Child Care Leave: A new kind of leave called as "Child Care Leave" is introduced by the Government. Accordingly in the entire service period, a woman Government Employee can avail 730 days [2 years] of Child Care Leave with leave salary equal to total pay and allowances immediately before proceeding on leave. This leave will not be debited against regular leave account. Even one more year of leave for the third year can be granted as LND without production of medical certificate.

5. Holidays for 2009: Holidays to be observed during the year 2009 are also announced.


More details: http://90paisa.blogspot.com/2008/09/more-news-from-dopt.html



Grant of Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee.

Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission- Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee.

No.12011/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 2nd September, 2008

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission- Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and in supersession of all earlier orders on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions: -

(a) Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee which were hitherto payable separately will be merged and will henceforth be known as 'Children Education Allowance Scheme'.

(b) Under the Scheme of Children Education Allowance reimbursement can be availed by Government Servants upto to a maximum of 2 children.

(c) Reimbursement as indicated above will be applicable for expenditure on the education of school going children only i.e., for children from classes nursery to twelfth,including classes eleventh and twelfth held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

(d) Henceforth, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall not be stopped.

(e) Reimbursement for the following items can be claimed under this Scheme: Tuition Fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, Fee 
charged for practical work under the programme of work 
experience, fee paid for the use of any aid or appliance by the 
child, library fee, games/sports fee and fee for extra-curricular activities . This also includes reimbursement for purchase of one 
set of text books and notebooks, two sets of uniforms and one set 

of school shoes which can be claimed for a child, in a year.


(f) The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance is Rs.12000.

(g) Under this scheme, reimbursement can be claimed once every quarter. The amount that can be claimed in a quarter could be more than Rs.3000, and in another quarter less than Rs.3000, subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.12000 per child being maintained.

(h) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.

(i) Hostel subsidy will be reimbursed upto the maximum limit of Rs.3000 per month per child subject to a maximum of 2 children. However, both hostel subsidy and Children Education Allowance cannot be availed concurrently. (j) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by50%.

2. In order to ensure that Government servants have no difficulty in claiming reimbursement, the procedure under this Scheme is being kept simple. Reimbursement should henceforth be made on the submission of original receipts on the basis of self-certification by the Government servant. 

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st September, 2008. 

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India. 

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New pension rules with better pay panel package

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New pension rules with better pay panel package

This should cheer former central government employees. With the Centre notifying the new pension rules, they can expect a higher pension packet from next month. The revised pensions are higher than what the sixth Pay Commission recommended.

Although the move benefits the cross-section of retired employees, those in higher brackets have gained more in real terms. New pensions for defence and railway personnel will be notified separately.

Older pensioners have an added reason to rejoice. Centenarians will get 100% extra pension calculated at revised rates. Similarly, those over 80 years will get an additional 20% of their basic pension. This goes up by 30%, 40% and 50% for those over 85, 90 and 95, respectively.

To get an idea of the quantum of hike, a person with a basic pension of Rs 10,000 — who used to get Rs 22,050 in hand — will now receive a total pension of Rs 26,216. The new rates are effective from January 2006 and the arrears will be given out in two instalments — 40% during the current fiscal, 60% in 2009-10 . The maximum gratuity too has been revised to Rs 10 lakh, up from the earlier Rs 3.5 lakh. If an employee dies during service, his family will now get full pension (enhanced family pension) for 10 years.

The new rules also add more flexibility in retirement benefits. For instance, those who are due to retire can now get 40% of their pension commuted and get a lump sum amount in turn.

GOLDEN SMILES

Minimum pension Rs 4,060, up from earlier Rs 2,813 in hand (revised pension to be effective from Jan 1, '06).

Maximum pension Rs 52,200, up from Rs 33,075.

Maximum gratuity up to Rs 10 lakh (depending on years of service and last salary drawn).

Enhanced family pension, for employees dying in service, to be full pension for 10 years.

Employees eligible for full pension if service is for 20 years.

Incremental additional pension for those 80 years and above. People over 100 to get double pension.

(Courtesy: Timesofindia.com )

Group D staff may not require to pay tax on arrears

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Group D staff may not require to pay tax on arrears

Group 'D' employees of the Central government, including peons and drivers, can heave a sigh of relief as they are likely to get their 40 percent salary arrears in full without any income tax deduction on implementation of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.

While the Group 'D' government employees will not have to pay tax on arrears, those belonging to higher levels can also claim marginal benefit by filing Form 10E of the Income Tax Returns, said a senior official of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Among the Group 'D' employees, drivers receive highest salary because of over-time allowance, the tax official said, adding, "even they will fall short of the taxing limit by a whisker."

High ranking officials would not get as much benefit as their Group 'D' counterparts get as they already are in a larger tax bracket and may also be required to pay a "surcharge" on their salaries, Chartered Accountant Subhash Lakhotia said. The government while approving the Pay Commission's recommendations said 40 percent of the arrears would be paid in the current year, while the remaining 60 percent would be disbursed in the next financial year. The arrears are with effect from January 2006.

On income tax liability on salary arrears, the official said, government employees would be required to pay taxes only on arrears which they would receive during the current year along with the benefits entitled under Section 89 and Rule 21 AA of the Income-Tax Act.

Lakhotia said senior officials "will only get a marginal benefit after filing Form 10E as the income-tax exemption limit for current year has increased."

IT officials appeal to Manmohan on pay anomalies

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IT officials appeal to Manmohan on pay anomalies

Unhappy with modified Sixth Pay Commission award, taxmen have pointed out discrepancies in the revised pay scale and have sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention in the matter.

Pointing out the discrepancies in the revised pay scale, income tax officials said when compared with their counterparts in some other departments, it amounted to virtually "lowering of status" of senior revenue officials.

"We are shocked at the decision of the government to ignore recommendations of the Pay Commission to upgrade the pay scale of members of CBDT to Rs 80,000 (fixed), even though the pay scales of Directors General of Police and Principal Chief Conservators of Forests have been upgraded without any recommendation," said a memorandum submitted by the Indian Revenue Service Association.

Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006

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Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006

In the case of promotion from one grade pay to another in the revised pay structure, the fixation will be done as follows:-

(i) One increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10. This will be added to the existing pay in the pay band. The grade pay corresponding to the promotion post will thereafter be granted in addition to this pay in the pay band. In cases where promotion involves change in the pay band also, the same methodology will be followed.

However, if the pay in the pay band after adding the increment is less than the minimum of the higher pay band to which promotion is taking place, pay in the pay band will be stepped to such minimum.

For example, Letus take a person promoted from prerevised scale of 3050 to 4000, that is promoted from 1900 Grade pay to 2400 Grade pay. Both the scales in one Pay band of 5200-20200.

According to Revised Pay Rules, to add 3% of the increment with existing pay in the PB and it will be any chances suppose to come less than the 5200?

Pay in the PB is running pay band, so minimum of the higher PB is 7440 to taking place for promotion.

Date of next increment in the revised pay structure

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Date of next increment in the revised pay structure

There will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1stst January, 2007.

Provided that in the case of persons who had been drawing maximum of the existing scale for more than a year as on the 1st day of January, 2006, the next increment in the revised pay structure shall be allowed on the 1st day of January, 2006. Thereafter, the provision of Rule 10 would apply.

Provided that in cases where an employee reaches the maximum of his pay band, shall be placed in the next higher pay band after one year of reaching such a maximum. At the time of placement in the higher pay band, benefit of one increment will be provided. Thereafter, he will continue to move in the higher pay band till his pay in the pay band reaches the maximum of PB-4, after which no further increments will be granted.

Note 1 - In cases where two existing scales, one being a promotional scale for the other, are merged, and the junior Government servant, now drawing his pay at equal or lower stage in the lower scale of pay, happens to draw more pay in the pay band in the revised pay structure than the pay of the senior Government servant in the existing higher scale, the pay in the pay band of the senior government servant shall be stepped up to that of his junior from the same date

Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure

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Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure:

(1) The initial pay of a Government servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under sub-rule (3) of rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2006, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if it had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely :-

(A) in the case of all employees:-
(i) the pay in the pay band/pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.

( ii) if the minimum of the revised pay band/ pay scale is more than the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale;

Provided further that:-
Where, in the fixation of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more consecutive stages in an existing scale gets bunched, that is to say, gets fixed in the revised pay structure at the same stage in the pay band, then, for every two stages so bunched, benefit of one increment shall be given so as to avoid bunching of more than two stages in the revised running pay bands. For this purpose, the increment will be calculated on the pay in the pay band. Grade pay would not be taken into account for the purpose of granting increments to alleviate bunching.

New Pension Scheme-effect from 1-1-2004

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New Pension Scheme (NPS)(effect from 1-1-2004 )

G.I., M.F., F.No.1(7)(2)/2003/TA/11, Dated: 7-1-2004 read with O.M.No. 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/67-74, Dated: 4-2-2004

1.Salient features of New Pension Scheme
Government of India have introduced a new Defined Contribution Pension Scheme replacing the existing system of Defined Benefit Pension System vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs Notification, dated 22-2- 2003. The New Pension Scheme comes into operation with effect from 1-1-2004 and is applicable to all new entrants to Central Government service, except to Armed Forces, joining Government service on or after 1-1-2004.

The salient features of the New Pension scheme are as follows:-

The New Pension Scheme will work on defined contribution basis and will have two tiers-Tiers-I and II. Contribution to Tier-I is mandatory for all Government servants joining Government service on or after 1-1-2004, whereas Tier-ii will be optional and at the discretion of Government servants.

..In Tier-I, Government servants will have to make a contribution of 10% of his basic pay plus DA, which will be deducted from his salary bill every month by the PAO concerned. The Government will make an equal matching contribution.

..Tier-I contributions (and the investment returns) will be kept in a non-withdrawal Pension Tier-I Account. Tier-II contributions will be kept in a separate account that will be withdrawal at the option of the Government servant. Government will not make any contribution to Tier-II account.

..The existing provisions of Defined Benefit Pension and GPF would not be available to new Government servants joining Government service on or after 1-1-2004.

..In order to implement the Scheme, there will be a Central Record Keeping Agency and several Pension Fund Managers to offer three categories of Schemes to Government servants, viz., options A, B and C based on the ratio of investment in fixed income instruments and equities. An independent Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will regulate and develop the pension market.

..As an interim arrangement, till such time the Statutory PFRDA is set up, an interim PFRDA has been appointed by issuing an executive order by M/o Finance (DEA).

..Till the regular Central Record Keeping Agency and Pension Fund Managers are appointed and the accumulated balances under each individual account are transferred to them, it has been decided that such amounts representing the contributions made by the Government servants and the matching contribution made by the Government will be kept in the Public Account of India. This will be purely a temporary arrangement as announced by the Government.

..It has also been decided that Tier-II will not be made operative during the interim period.

..A Government servant can exit at or after the age of 60 years from the Tier-I of the scheme. At exit, it would be mandatory for him to invest 40 per cent of pension wealth to purchase an annuity (from an IRDA, regulated Life Insurance Company, which will provide for pension for the lifetime of the employee and his dependent parents/spouse. In the case of Government servants who leave the Scheme before

G.I., M.F., F.No.1(7)(2)/2003/TA/11, Dated: 7-1-2004 read with O.M.No. 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/67-74, Dated: 4-2-2004

2.attaining the age of 60, the mandatory annuitisation would be 80% of the pension wealth.The following guidelines are issued for the implementation of the New Pension Scheme during the interim arrangement for the guidance of the PAOs/DDOs: (a) The new pension scheme becomes operational with effect from 1-1-2004. (b) Contributions payable by the Government servants towards the Scheme under Tier-I, i.e., 10% of the (Basic Pay plus DA), will be recovered from the salary bills every month.

(c) The scheme of voluntary contributions under Tier-II will not be made operative during the period of Interim arrangement and therefore no recoveries will be made from the salaries of the employees on this account.

(d) Recoveries towards Tier-I contribution will start from the salary of the month following the month in which the government servant has joined service. Therefore, no recovery will be affected for the month of joining. For example, for employees joining service in the month of January 2004, deductions towards Tier-I contribution will start from the salary bill of February, 2004. No deduction will be made for his salary earned in January 2004. Similarly, deductions for those joining service in the month of February, 2004 will start from the salary bill of March, 2004 and so on.

(e) No deductions will be made towards GPF contribution from the Government servants joining the service on or after 1-1-2004 as the GPF scheme is not applicable to them.

(f) It has been decided that pending formation of a regular Central Record Keeping Agency, Central Pension Accounting Office will function as the Central Record Keeping Agency for the above scheme.

(g) Immediately on joining Government service, the Government service, the Government servant will be required to provide particulars such as his name, designation, scale of pay, date of birth, nominee(s) for the fund, relationship of the nominee, etc., in the prescribed form (Annexure-I). The DDO concerned will be responsible for obtaining this information from all Government servants covered under the new Pension Scheme. Consolidated information for all those who have joined service during the month shall be submitted by the DDO concerned in the prescribed format (Annexure-II) to his pay and Accounts Officer by 7th of the following month. Annexure-I will be retained by DDOs.

(h) On receipt of Annexure-II from the DDOs, PAO will allot a unique 16 digit Permanent Pension Account Number (PPAN). The first four digits of this number will indicate the calendar year of joining Government service, the next digit indicates whether it is a Civil or a Non-Civil Ministry (for all Civil Ministries this digit will be "1"), the next six digits would represent the PAO code (which is used for the purpose of compiling monthly accounts), the last five digits will be the running serial number of the individual Government servant which will be allotted by the PAO concerned. PAO will allot the serial number pertaining to individual Government servant from ‘0001’

G.I., M.F., F.No.1(7)(2)/2003/TA/11, Dated: 7-1-2004 read with O.M.No. 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/67-74, Dated: 4-2-2004

3.running from January to December of a calendar year. The following illustration may be followed: -

The first Government servant joining service under Ministry of Civil Aviation under the accounting control of PAO (Sectt.), New Delhi in 2004, shall be allotted the following PPAN: -Calendar Year Civil Min.PAO Code Serial Number 2 0 0 4 1 0 4 0 8 6 6 0 0 0 0 1

(i) The Pay and Accounts Officer will maintain an Index Register for the purpose of allotment of PPAN to new entrants to Government service. Format of the index register is given in Annexure-VII.

(j) The PAO will return to the DDO concerned, a copy of the statement duly indicating therein the Account numbers allotted to each individual by 10th instant. DDO in turn will intimate the account number to the individuals concerned and also note in the Pay Bill Register.

(k) The particulars of the Government servants received from the various DDOs will be consolidated by the PAO in the format (Annexure-II-A) and sent to the Principal Accounts Office by the 12th of every month.

(l) The Principal Accounts Office in turn will consolidate the particulars in the prescribed format (Annexure-II-B) and forward the same to Central Pension Accounting Office by 15th instant. The CPAO will feed this information in their computer database.

(m) The DDOs/CDDOs will prepare separate Pay Bill Registers in respect of the Government servants joining Government service on or after 1-1-2004. The DDOs/CDDOs will have to prepare separate pay bills in respect of these Government servants and will send the same with all the schedule to the PAO on or before 20th of the month to which the bills relate. Cheque drawing DDOs may note that hereafter in respect of Government servants joining service on or 1-1-2004, they will only prepare pay bills and not make payment. They will send such bills to the Pay and Accounts Offices for precheck and payment.

(n) The DDO/CDDO will prepare a recovery schedule in duplicate in the prescribed form (Annexure-III) for the contributions under Tier-I and attach them with the bay bills. The amount of the Contributions under Tier-I should tally with the total amount of recoveries shown under the corresponding column in the pay bill.

(o) The accounting procedure for these deductions is being finalized and shall be notified shortly.

(p) It may be noted that along with the salary bill for the Government servants who join service on or after 1-1-2004, the DDO/ CDDO shall also prepare a separate bill for drawl of matching contributions to be paid by the Government and creditable to Pension account.

(q) The bill for drawl of matching contribution should also be supported by schedules of recoveries in form (Annexure-IV).

G.I., M.F., F.No.1(7)(2)/2003/TA/11, Dated: 7-1-2004 read with O.M.No. 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/67-74, Dated: 4-2-2004

4.(r) On receipt of the salary bills in respect of Government servants joining service after 1-1-2004, PAO will exercise usual checks and pass the bill and make the payments. After the payment is made and posting done in the Detailed Posting Register, one set of schedules relating to Pension contributions will be detached from the bills as done in the case of other schedules such as GPF, Long-term advances. The schedules will then be utilized for posting the credits of contributions in the Detailed Ledger Account of the individual.

(s) The employee’s contributions under Tier-I and Tier-II and Government’s contribution should be posted in different columns of the individual ledger account (to be maintained in the format in Annexure-V) and Broadsheet and tallied with the accounts figures as being done in the case of GPF.

(t) These accounts should not be mixed with GPF accounts and these records/ledger accounts should be independent of GPF accounts maintained in the case of pre-1-1-2004 entrants.

(u) The PAO will consolidate the information available in the New Scheme schedules received from the various DDOs and forward the same in a floppy in the prescribed form (Annexure-VI) to Principal Accounts Office by 12th of the month following the month to which the credit pertains. Principal Accounts Office in turn will consolidate the information and send the same in electronic form to the Central Pension Accounting Office by 15th.

(v) CPAO on receipt of this information from all the Pr. Aos (including the Non- Civil Ministries) will update its database and generate exception reports for missing credits, mismatches, etc., which will be sent back to the PAOs concerned through the Pr. AOs for further action.

(w) Whenever any Government servant is transferred from one office to another either within the same accounting circle or to another accounting circle, balances will not be transferred by the PAO to the other Accounts Office. However, the Drawing and Disbursing Officer should clearly indicate in the LPC of the individual the unique account number, the month up to which Government servant’s contribution and Government’s contribution have been transferred to the Pension Fund.

(x) No withdrawal of any amount will be allowed during the interim arrangement. Provisions regarding terminal payments in the event of untimely death of an employee or in the event of his leaving the Government service during the interim period shall be notified in due course.

(y) Detailed instructions on the interest payable on Tier-I balances shall be issued in due course.

(z) At the end of each financial year, the CPAO will prepare annual account statements for each employee showing the opening balance, details of monthly deductions and Government’s matching contributions, interest earned, if any, and the closing balance. CPAO will send these statements to the Pr. A.O. for onward transmission to the DDO through the PAO. (aa)After the close of each financial year, CPAO will have to report the de4tails of the balances (PAO-wise) to each Principal Accounts Offices, who will forward the information to each PAO for the purpose of reconciliation.

The G.I., M.F., F.No.1(7)(2)/2003/TA/11, Dated: 7-1-2004 read with O.M.No. 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/67-74, Dated: 4-2-2004

5.PAO will reconcile the figures of contributions posted in the ledger account of the individuals as per their ledger with figures as per the books of CPAO. (bb)After the appointment of CRA and Fund Managers, this office will issue detailed instructions on transfer of balances to CRA.
Architecture of the New Pension System
..It will have a Central Record Keeping and Accounting (CRA) infrastructure, several Pension Fund Managers (PFMs) to offer three categories of schemes, viz., options A, B and C.
..The participating entities (PFMs and CRA) would give out easily understood information about past performance, so that the individual would be able to make informed choices about which scheme to choose.

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE - Clarification

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE -TUITION FEES

Clarifications on Education Allowance for Central Government Employees...

Children Education Allowance :-  6th PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION ACCEPTED AND ORDER ISSUED BY MOF APPLICABLE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 CHILDREN PERMISSIBLE AMOUNT IS 1000/- PER CHILD PER MONTH CLAIMS ARE QUARTERLY NO CERTIFICATION BY SCHOOL AUTHORITY NEEDED ONLY ONE SPOUSE CAN CLAIM.

Finance Ministry Orders on Children Education Allowance / Tuition Fee is released on acceptance of the recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission in this matter.

As per the recommendation of the Pay Commission, the Government has merged both the Children Education Allowance and Tuition Fees and fixed the quantum payable as Rs.1000/= per child restricted to a maximum of two children. Accordingly Rs.2000/= per month would be the permissible quantum for the CG Employees, who have at least two school going children.

This order is applicable for children who study from Nursery to Twelfth including classes 11th and 12th held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards Education.

The most important aspect of the Government order is that henceforth even if the children fail in a class, the reimbursement of Children Education will not be stopped but continue to be paid.

The maximum quantum that can be claimed in a year per child by quarterly claims cannot exceed Rs.12,000/=.

However as in the case of LTC, only one person can claim this if both the spouses are Government Employees.

To benefit an easier claim the certification for the claim is enough to be self certified by the claiming Government Employee with original Receipts for payment of fees in the schools. No certification is necessary from the Scholl Principal or Headmasters.

Children Education Allowance
7th CPC Children Education Allowance
Cabinet Decision on On Thursday, June 29, 2017
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7th CPC Children Education Allowance
DoPT Orders on 16.8.2017
No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
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Educational Concession to Children of 
Armed Forces Officers/PBORs – DESW Order
No.6(l)/2009/Edu. Concession/ D(Res.-II)
Dated: 13th Sept, 2017
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7th CPC Grant of Children Education Allowance & 
Hostel Subsidy to Railway Employees
RBE No.147/2017 Dt:12.10.2017
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Children Education Allowance (CEA)
Report of the Committee on Allowances
(Para 8.17.17)
24.10.2017
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Transport Allowance - Clarification

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Transport Allowance

Accepted with the modification that “Campus” restriction for grant of Transport Allowance will be removed. Consequently, employees living in campuses will also be eligible for Transport Allowance. Also, Transport Allowance for the employees at the lowest levels will be increased to Rs.600 (from Rs.400) in A-1/A class cities and Rs.400 (from Rs.300) in other towns;

Further, employees in PB-1 with Rs.7440

corresponding to Rs.4000 basic in pre-revised pay scales)and above as pay in the pay band will be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs.1600/Rs.

Reg. Dearness Allowance

Date D.A. Total
1-Jul-2006 2% 2%
1-Jan-2007 4% 6%
1-Jul-2007 3% 9%
1-Jan-2008 3% 12%
1-Jul-2008 4% 16%

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