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Age Limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners



Age Limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for avilingmedical facilities under CGHS...

No.4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P)

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Department of Health & Family Welfare

*******

Nirman Bhawan,New Delhi-110003

dated 25th February, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Age Limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for avilingmedical facilities under CGHS and Central Servicecs (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 - Regarding.



The undersingned is directed to refer to this Ministry's O.M. of even number dated 31.5.2007 on the subject noted aboveand to say that the issue of inclusion of name of married son, aged below 25 years, in the CGHS Card of a CGHS beneficiariescovered under CS(MA), 1944 come up for consideration of this Ministry. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Deparment of Personnel & Training and it is clarified that the definition of "family" for the purpose of extending medical facilitiesto a beneficiaries under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules, 1972, CCS(LTC) Rules etc.; which does not include a married son even when below 25 years of age in the definition of "family" of the Central Government Employee / Pensioner.

It is therefore, clarified that, son of the Central Government Employee who is a (beneficiary under either CGHS or CS(MA) Rules, 1944) / pensioner CGHS beneficiaries who is married, cannot be included in the definition of "family" for the prupose of extending medical facilities under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules, even when hes is below 25 years of age and dependent upon the CentralGovernment Employee / Pensioner.

s/d
(R.Ravi)
Deputy Secretary to the Governement of India
(Tel. 2306 3483)


Quota for Scouts, Guides and NCC cadets in group ‘D’ posts



Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha...

There is no quota or bonus marks prescribed for recruitment of Scouts, Guides, NCC cadets and certificate holders of National Service Scheme (NSS) for recruitment to Group ‘D’ posts of Central Government.
There is no such proposal of fixing quota or bonus marks for NSS certificate holders, under consideration. However, a scheme exists in the Central Government for appointment of meritorious sports persons to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories in the Civil Posts/Services.
Under this Scheme, the Ministries/Departments can appoint meritorious sports persons playing any of the 40 Games listed in the Scheme, to the extent of 5% of the direct recruitment vacancies to be filled in a year. This was stated by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Defence Employees Federations succeed great in policy matter...



The demand of the Defence Employees Federations,

which was pending for a long period, was the sanction of Rs.5000 - 8000 (Pre Revised Scale) scale of pay to Master Crafts Man (MCM) grade.

A lot of information was received stating that the government has approved the demand. As per the information those employees who are in Master Crafts Man (MCM) grade will be given Rs.4200 Grade Pay (Reviese Pay: PB-2 9300 - 8300) scale of pay and 20% of the employees in Highly Skilled strength will be given Grade Pay of Rs.2800.

Existing Pay Structure
CategoryPre Revised Basic PayRevised Basic PayGrade PayRatioActual Strength
Skilled3050-75-3950PB-1 5200-20200190045%45%
H. Skilled4000-100-6000PB-1 5200-20200240055%41%
MCM4500PB-1 5200-20200280025%(from H.S. Strength)14%

Proposed Pay Structure
CategoryPre Revised Basic PayRevised Basic PayGrade PayRatioActual Strength
Skilled3050-75-3950PB-1 5200-20200190045%45%
H. Skilled-II4000-100-6000PB-1 5200-20200240021%21%
H.Skilled-I4500-125-7000PB-1 5200-20200280020%20%
MCM5000-150-8000PB-2 9300-34800420014%14%


It also states that this new pay structure is equal to the Railway Employees.

Additional D.A. for Central Government Employees from January-2009



Cabinet has approved a additional 6% hike in the Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees from 01-January - 2009. (Total D.A. 16% + 6% = 22%.)
Dearness Allowancce
Date from which payable-Rate of D.A. per mensem
From 1.1.2006-No D.A.
From 1.7.2006-2% of Basic Pay + NPA, where applicable
From 1.1.2007-6% of Basic Pay + NPA, where applicable
From 1.7.2007-9% of Basic Pay + NPA, where applicable
From 1.1.2008-12% of Basic Pay + NPA, where applicable
From 1.7.2008-16% of Basic Pay + NPA, where applicable
From 1.1.2009-22% of Basic Pay + NPA, where applicable


Know about D.A. :-
Disbursement of D.A. twice in a year was introduced in V CPC. Before that, D.A. was announced whenever the price index of commodities goes up.
There was incidents of payment of D.A. in between two months and also the recovery of the given D.A. from the salary due to the fluctuations in price index in 1978.

ACP (Assured Career Progression) clarification will be expected in next week



ACP (Assured Career Progression) clarification will be expected in next week

“FAST TRACK COMMITTEE” meeting was held on 19-Feb-2009 at New Delhi. The following points were finalized as per the information received.

1. Assured Career Promotion (III – ACP) order will be announced next week.

2. Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 for Pharmacist will be discussed in the next meeting.

3. Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 will be given to Master Crafts Man (MCM), agreed by the Finance Ministry.

Government Of India Notification About IME India Recognition

Mechanical Engineers (India), Mumbai Course, equivalent to Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education

New Delhi, the 24th November, 2006

NOTIFICATION

No.F.23 – 2 / 2001 – TS.III. The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (India), Mumbai has been running Section A & B of Association Membership Course, equivalent to Degree in Mechanical Engineering since 1976, vide this Ministry’s letter No.F.18 – 31 / 71 – T.2 dated 28.05.1976 and part I & II of Technician Polytechnic, since 1988, vide this Ministry’s letter No.F.1 - 5 / 87 / T.7 / T.13 dated 11.07.1988.In the year 2002, while withdrawing the recognition of these courses, Government of India allowed the IME (India), Mumbai to approach this Ministry for recognition of their Diploma / Degree courses only after the removal of all the deficiencies pointed out by AICTE.

Accordingly, the above Institute submitted a request along with the requisite material for review and consideration of this Department. This Department got the material re-examined by AICTE. AICTE, through its Expert Committee re-examined both the courses and submitted its recommendations with revision of syllabus for both the courses. The High Level Committee for recognition of educational qualification considered the matter in its meeting held on 16.10.2006 and on its recommendations, Government of India has decided the following:

(i) The recognition of the courses run by IME, Mumbai may be restored with effect from 16.10.2006. With this recognition IME will run the courses based on new syllabus approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). As per the approval, the Technician Engineers courses part I & II papers at present. In addition to this, there will be nine elective subjects. After completing theory papers, students will have to undergo at least 3 months mandatory apprenticeship / practical training / project report at an All India Council for Technical Education approved polytechnic for part I & II of Technician Engineers Courses for award of Certificate equivalent to Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and the Apprenticeship / Practical training of the same duration in AICTE approved Degree Colleges for award of Certificate equivalent to Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Section A & B Associate Membership Courses.

(ii) The students who were registered prior to 10.06.2006 for part I & II of Technician Engineers (Diploma Level) and section A & B of Associate Membership Courses (Degree Level) will be allowed to complete the courses with pre-revised syllabus till the next scheduled examination, to be held in December 2006. Their Degree / Diploma will be recognized for employment in Central Government. Those who do not complete their courses by that time (December 2006), will have to follow the revised syllabus.


s/d
(Ravi Mathur)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India.




CGHS - Reimbursement of Medical Expenses will get from two sources - Insurance Agencies and from the CGHS



Office Memorandum from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 19-February-2009.
CGHS - Payment / Reimbursement of Medical Expenses to Beneficiaries under CGHS and Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 from two sources - from Insurance Agencies and from the CGHS or from the Ministry / Department.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare carefully considered and it has been dicided, with the approval of the Compentent Authority that beneficiaries who have subscribed to Medical Insurance Policies in addition to availing CGHS facilities / Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944, may be allowed to calim reimbursement sources should not exceed the total expenditure incurred by the beneficiary first on the insurance company, which would issue a certificate indicating the amount reimbursed to the Director, CGHS or Head of Department of the Ministry / Department concerned.


pay commission arrears (Blanace of 60%) Government Employees, are likely to be disappointed...!



No pay commission arrears to be paid before elections
Consumer goods manufacturers, expecting to see a revival of demand from the nearly Rs 16,500 crore Pay Commission arrears for government employees, are likely to be disappointed. More than 8.3 million central government employees and pensioners will have to wait till at least August 2009 to receive the second instalment of Sixth Pay Commission arrears This became clear from the Interim Budget presented last week, which has not sought Parliamentary approval in its expenditure estimates for the first four months of the next fiscal starting April 2009, said a senior finance ministry official.
“The new government will have to seek Parliament approval when they submit the budget,” said the same official.
The Rs 32,000-crore domestic consumer durables industry was betting big on the Pay Commission’s recommendations to act as an added impetus to sales. Industry observers believe the arrears would have enabled a major chunk of consumers from smaller towns and cities to go in for their first purchases, boosting the mid-market segment of the business.
“It will be a missed opportunity,” said V Ramachandran, director, sales and marketing, LG Electronics India. “Typically, disposable income goes into discretionary purchases and since the durables category tends to attract this expenditure, it would have supported growth.” Pay Commission largesse of around Rs 11,000 crore for an estimated 4.5 million government employees was widely regarded as the key reason for a 30-35 per cent boost in festive season consumer electronic sales last year, from a 7-10 per cent average growth for the year. In fact, it was consumer durables that drove industrial growth of 4.8 per cent in September.
Companies have been clamouring for a fiscal stimulus package from the government, as the domestic demand has also been falling sharply in the past few months.
India’s factory index reported a dip in both consumer durables (like refrigerator, television sets) and consumer non-durables (like toothpaste, soaps) in December 2008, the latest month for which data are available.The government is estimating a total spend of Rs 47,500 crore for implementing the Sixth Pay Commission in the current and next financial year. Around Rs 27,000 crore is towards payment of arrears, as the implementation is from 2006

Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners

F.No.38/37/08-P&PW (A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

*******

Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110003

dated 11th February, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners.

The undersingned is directed to say that in accordance with instructions contained in para 4.2 of this Department's OM of even number dated 1.9.08, the fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioners had ritired. In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay sclae. It was clarified in the OM dated 3.10.2008 that the pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale. The pension will be reduced pro-data, where the pensioners had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule of the CCC(Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable before 2.9.2008 and in no case it will be less than Rs. 3500/- p.m. The fixation of family pension will be subject to the provision that the revised family pension, in no case, shall be lower than thirty percent of the sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding th the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had reitired. A table indicating the revised pension based on revised pay bands and grade pay was also annexed with this Department's OM dated 14.10.2008.
2. A large number of representations/references are being received in this Department raising the following issues:
(i) It was been alleged that the above instructions are discriminatory/anomalous and are not in conformity with the decision taken on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission;
(ii) It has been suggested that certain pre-2006 scales of pay should be allowed pay band/grade pay or pay scales higher than that mentioned in Col. 6 in Annexure 1 to O.M. dated 14.10.2008;
(iii) It has been suggested that in cases where certain posts have benn upgraded and allowed higher pay band/grade pay or pay scale, the application of the provision in para 4.2 of the OM dated 1.9.2008 (as clarified from time to time) should be with refrence to the upgraded pay band/grade pay or pay scale.

3. These representations/references have been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. The instructions/clarifications issued in this regard are in consonance with the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and no change is required to be made in this respect.

4. The Table in Annexure-I of this Department's OM dated 14.10.2008 is based on the CCS(Revised Rules), 2008 which are applicable to the employees in the service as on 1.1.2006 and no dispensation in this regard can be made in respect of pre-2006 pensioners for the purpose of application of the provision of Para 4.2 this Department's OM dated 1.9.2008.

5. In accordance with the instructions contained in para 4.2 of this Department's OM of even number dated 1.9.2008, the fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had ritired.
Therefore, the benefit of upgradation of posts subsequent to their retirement would not be admissible to the pre-2006 pensioners in this regard.

6. All references/representations received in this Department on the above issues stand disposed off accordingly.

s/d
(M.P.Singh)
Director (PP)

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation ofthe Sixth CPC – Revision of provisions regulating gratuity

No.7/7/2008-P&PW (F)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

*******

Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market, NewDelhi-110 003

dated 13th February, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation ofthe Sixth CPC – Revision of provisions regulating gratuity .

The undersigned is directed to saythat in terms of para 7.1 of this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A)dated the 2nd September, 2008 issued in implementation of thedecision taken on the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, thebenefit of adding years of qualifying service for the purpose of computation ofpension shall stand withdrawn with effect from the date of issue of the O.M.

2. Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para5.1.33 of its Report made the following recommendation:

“Linkage of fullpension with 33 years of qualifying service should be dispensed with. Once an employee renders the minimumpensionable service of 20 years, pension should be paid at 50% of the averageemoluments received during the past 10 months or the pay last drawn, whicheveris more beneficial to the retiring employee. Simultaneously, the extant benefit of adding years of qualifying servicefor purposes of computing pension/related benefits should be withdrawn as itwould no longer be relevant.”

This recommendation was acceptedby Government of India vide Resolution No.38/37/2008-P&PW (A) dated 29thAugust, 2008.

3. It is clear from the above recommendations/decisions, thatthe benefit of adding years of qualifying service is withdrawn for the purposeof computing pension as well as other related benefits such as gratuity.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance,Department of Expenditure U.O. No.4.2/40/2009-ICdated 12.2.2009

5. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to take intoconsideration the above position while computing pension and gratuity ofgovernment servants who have retired since 2.9.2008.

Sd/-

(M.P. Singh)

Director (PP)

Tele:24624802

Memorandum to Honorable Prime Minister

A Massive Rally of more than a lakh of Indian Working Class including Government employees and Public Sector employees was held in Delhi on 18.02.2009 in front of the Parliament. Leaders of the Central Trade Unions and all India Federations including Confederation addressed the Rally before a delegation went to submit a Memorandum to Honorable Prime Minister.





The Mass Rally was addressed by leaders of Central Trade Unions like
AITUC – All India Trade Union Congress
CITU – Centre of Indian Trade Unions
UTUC – United Trade Union Congress
TUCC – Trade Union Coordination Centre
AIUTUC -All India United Trade Union Centre



All India Federations and Unions like
AIBEA-All India Bank Employees Association
AIDEF – All India Defence Employees Federation
AIIEA - All India Insurance Employees’ Association
AISGEF - All India State Government Employees Federation and Confederation.


The Rally warned the Government of intense struggles by the Working Class to protect against the attempts to transfer the burden of financial crisis on the workers.


The number of vacant posts on Indian Railways as on date is around 1.7 lakh



Vacant Posts in Railways
The number of vacant posts on Indian Railways as on date is around 1.7 lakh including 32646 posts reserved for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Filling up the vacancies of reserved as well as unreserved posts is continuous process.
Some vacancies always remain due to non-availability of eligible empanelled candidates in the recruitment and promotional grades. Indents have been placed to Railway Recruitment Boards to fill up Group ‘C’ vacancies and Railway Recruitment Cells to fill up Group ‘D’ vacancies.
Wherever eligible candidates to filll up promotional vacancies are not there, the posts are diverted to the recruitment grades and filled up by direct recruitment from open market.

Bogus caste certificates - DoP&T



Fake caste certificates have come to the notice of the Government

Some complaints of appointment on the basis of fake caste certificates have come to the notice of the Government. If it is established that a candidate secured employment on the basis of a fake certificate, he is removed from service.
Instructions have been issued that the caste status of a candidate claiming to belong to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Class should be verified at the time of initial appointment as well as at the time of every important upturn of employee’s career so that any person may not get appointment on the basis of fake certificate.
Information about fake caste certificates is not centrally maintained. This information was given by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Facilities being given to Gramin Dak Sewaks



The Government is giving the following facilities to Gramin Dak Sewaks:
i) Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA): On the pattern of pay scales for regular Government employees, following 7 TRCAs (plus Dearness Allowance on pro-rata basis) have been prescribed for the Gramin Dak Sewaks:
TIME RELATED CONTINUITY ALLOWANCE (TRCA)
For GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS Sub-Postmasters Rs.2125-50-3125
For GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS BPMs
Rs.1280-35-1980 (For those with work-load up to 3 hours)
Rs.1600-40-2400 (For those with work-load more than 3 hours)
For GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS Mail Deliverers/Stamp Vendors
Rs.1375-25-2125 (For those with work-load up to 3 hours 45 minutes)
Rs.1740-30-2640 (For those with work-load more than 3 hrs 45 mts)
For other Categories of GRAMIN DAK SEWAKSs viz. GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS Mail Carriers/Mailmen/Mail Packers/Mail messengers
Rs.1220-20-1600 (For those with work-load up to 3 hours 45 minutes)
Rs.1545-25-2020 (For those with work-load more than 3 hrs 45 mts)
(ii) Dearness allowance: On the same pattern as applicable to regular departmental employees, on pro rata basis.
(iii) Ex-gratia gratuity of up to Rs. 18,000/-.
(iv) Paid leave at the rate of 10 days for every half year without the provision of carry forward or encashment.
(v) In case of discharge from employment at the age of 65 years or death, the amount of Severance Amount Rs.30,000/- if the period of continuous employment is minimum 20 years. However if a Gramin Dak Sewak has completed only 15-20 years of continuous employment, the Severance Amount will be Rs.20,000/-. On absorption to regular Departmental post, the Severance Amount of Rs.20,000/- is payable after 15 years of continuous employment.
(vi) Office maintenance allowance of Rs.50/- per month to Gramin Dak Sevak BPMs/SPMs
(vii) Delivery/Conveyance Allowance @ Rs.75/- per month is admissible to the Gramin Dak Sewaks BPMs/SPMs who are entrusted the additional work of conveyance of mails or delivery work.
(viii) Cycle Allowance @ Rs. 30/- per month (subject to condition that distance covered is 10 Kms or more)
(ix) Fixed Stationery Charges is paid to Gramin Dak Sewaks BPMs/SPMs @ Rs.10/-per month and @ Rs.25/-per month to Gramin Dak Sewaks Mail Deliverers.
(x) Combined duty Allowance @ Rs.75/- per month is paid to such Gramin Dak Sewaks Mail Deliverer who performs the work of Gramin Dak Sewaks BPM in addition to their normal duties.
(xi) The Gramin Dak Sewaks BPMs who convey cash to the account office are also paid Rs.10/- plus actual bus fare as cash remittance allowance.
(xii) The Gramin Dak Sewaks SPMs/BPMs are paid Rs.20/- per month as retainership allowance for PCO and Paise 40 for each inward and out ward telegram transmitted on phone.
(xiii) Bonus is also paid to the Gramin Dak Sewak’s on the pattern of regular central government employees on pro rata basis i.e.
Bonus = Average Emoluments X No. of days / 30.4
(xiv) The GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs are covered under the Group Insurance Scheme 1992 and are eligible for Rs.10000/- as insurance cover. In addition, the element of Savings fund is also available under the scheme.
(xv) Financial assistance from Welfare Fund: An amount of Rs.7000/- is paid to the dependent of GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs who die in employment.
(xvi) An amount of Rs.50,000/- is paid from Welfare Fund to the GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs who are killed in attack by dacoits/robbers due to terrorist violence/riots while on Government duty.
(xvii) Funeral Expenses: An amount of Rs.250/- is also paid from Welfare Fund on death of GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs while on duty and there are no relatives or friends available for voluntarily bearing the funeral expenses.
(xviii) Flood Advance: An amount of Rs.200/- is admissible to the GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs as Flood advance.
(xix) Financial Assistance in illness (TB): GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs suffering from TB are paid financial assistance @ Rs.200/- p.m. for nutritious diet and @ Rs.100/- after their discharge from hospital/in case of OPD treatment.
(xx) Compassionate Appointment: There is provision of compassionate appointment to one of the family members of the GRAMIN DAK SEWAKs who die in harness leaving the family behind in indigent circumstances This was informed by the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in the Rajya Sabha today.

Order from Ministry of Finance regarding Travelling Allowance

Travelling Allowance Rules

F.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 18th February, 2009

CORRIGENDUM

Subject :- Travelling Allowance Rules-Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

In para 4 (C) column (3) of O.M. No. 19030/3/2008 – E.IV dated 23-09-2008 on the above subject, the following may be corrected:-
Rage per km. for transport
by road (Rs. Per km.)
Read
18.00
(Rs.0.30 per kg in per km.
18.00
(Rs. 0.003 per kg/per km.)
18.00
(Rs.0.30 per kg per km.
18.00
(Rs. 0.003 per kg/per km.)
9.00
(Rs.0.31 per kg per km.
9.00
(Rs. 0.0031 per kg/per km.)
4.60
(Rs.0.31 per kg per km.
4.60
(Rs. 0.003 per kg/per km.)


(Y.P.SEHGAL) Deputy Secretary (EG)


No. 19030/3/2008-E.IV
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 22nd January, 2009.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issue of this Department's OM of even number dated 23.9.2008 and 19.11.2008 on the subject cited above, references have been received regarding para 3 of OM dated 23.9.2008 on daily allowance on tour.

2. Keeping in view the references received, it is advised that "Rates of Daily Allowance on Tour" may be regulated either in accordance with the provisions of this Department's OM dated 23.9.2008 or as per the old rates prevalent prior to the issue of the said OM, whichever is claimed by the employee. The option to claim will be available as a complete package for a particular tour and not by taking part of either orders. In other words, officers may choose to be governed either by orders dated 23.09.2008 or dated 17th April, 1998, in regard to daily allowance on tour.

3. In case the rate of Daily Allowance on tour is regulated as per old rates prevalent prior to issue of the said OM, dated 23.9.2008, (a) the revised pay range, i.e. pay in the pay band for the purpose of regulation of Daily Allowance only would be as under:

Pay range (as per OM) Revised pay in the pay band
Rs. 16,400 and above Rs. 30,500 and above
Rs. 8,000 and above but less than Rs. 16,400 Rs. 15,000 and above but less than Rs. 30,500
Rs. 6500 and above but less than Rs. 8,000 Rs. 12,500 and above but less than Rs. 15,000
Rs. 4,100 and above but less than Rs. 6,500 Rs. 8,000 and above but less than Rs. 12,500
Below Rs 4,100 Below Rs. 8,000


In respect of officers in HAG+ and the apex scale, the basic pay as defined in CCS (RP) Rules will be considered for determination of entitlement of Daily Allowance.

b) The classification of cities/towns, as per orders prevalent with the old rates as precluded vide O.M. dated 17.04.1998 will continue to apply. 4. TA claims already settled as on the date of issue of these orders may not be re-opened.


(Karan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Travelling Allowance Rules
Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of 6th CPC
F.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV 
Dated 23rd September, 2008
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Travelling Allowance
Analysis and Recommendations  
Report of 7th Pay Commission
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Travelling Allowance Rules
Implementation of the 7th CPC
Finance Ministry Order
No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Dated 13th July 2017
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Travelling Allowance Rules – Pay Matrix Level 13A
No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Dated 04th September 2017
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One-rank one-pension for Ex-Servicemen



The demand for one-rank one-pension stands already examined in detail and was not found acceptable due to administrative, financial and legal reasons.
Moreover, the pensionary benefits of the Personnel Below Officer Rank, particularly of the three ranks of Sepoy, Naik and Havildar, were significantly increased wef 1.1.2006 by increasing weightage from 5 years to 10, 8 and 6 years respectively and by allowing pension of pre-1.1.1996 retirees to be computed with reference to the maximum of the pay-scale introduced wef 01.01.1996.
In consultation with Ministry of Finance, the benefits thus accrued to PBOR have been allowed to be retained while revising their pension as per Government decision on the 6th CPC recommendations wef 1.1.2006.
However, the Government is also examining whether certain improvements can be made in the pension being given to the old pensioners. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

Leave Travel Concession -CCS Rules




LTC Rules - Leave Travel Concession Rules 
as per 6th CPC - (w.e.f. 01.09.2008) 

1. LTC Rules is allowed all Government servants irrespective of the distance between headquarters and their home town. 

2. LTC Rules is allowed Hometown" means the town, village or any other place declared as such by the servant and accepted by the controlling officer. 

3. LTC Rules is allowed only to those who have completed one year of service on the date of journey. 

4. LTC Rules is allowed for self and family. 

5. LTC Rules is allowed only to the family (in the case of an employee under suspension). 

6. LTC Rules is allowed to journey to “Home Town” once in a block of two years. 

7. LTC Rules is allowed journey to “Any place in India” once in a block of four years. 

8. LTC Rules is allowed to expression "any place in India" will cover any place within the territory of India whether it is on the mainland, or overseas. 

9. LTC Rules is allowed journey to “Any place in India” in lieu of one journey to Home Town. 

10. LTC Rules is allowed availing during all leave periods
(Earn/Casual/S.Casual/Study/Maternity/Paternity). 

11. LTC Rules is allowed all journeys to travel by Rail/Road/Air/Ship. 

12. LTC Rules is allowed privilege not availed during a block may be availed before end of the next year. 

13. LTC Rules is allowed allow family members independently in any number of batches. 

14. LTC Rules is allowed traveling to “Any place in India” the employee and or members of the family may travel either to the same place or different places of their choice. 

15. LTC Rules is allowed traveling to visit “Any place in India” or can visit his same Home Town also. 

16. LTC Rules is allowed in the same two-year block, some members of family can avail Home Town concession while other “Any place in India”. 

17. LTC Rules is allowed reimbursement by the entitled class or actually traveled class, whichever is less. 

18. LTC Rules is allowed 90 per cent of the anticipated reimbursement amount may be granted as advance. 

19. LTC Rules is allowed Grade Pay holders of Rs.2400,2600 and 2800 can go AC-II Tier class by train. 

20. LTC Rules is allowed Grade Pay holders of below Rs.2400 can go AC-III Tier / First Class / AC-Chair Car class by train. 

Earned Leave Encashment Facility :- 
1. Earned Leave up to a maximum of ten days at a time may be enchased, subject to the condition that at least an equivalent duration of Earned Leave. 

2. This is limited to a maximum of 60 days during the entire career and the total number of days so enchased will not be included for computing maximum quantum of leave encashable at the time of quitting service. 

3. The balance at credit should be but less than 30 days after deducting the total of leave availed plus leave for which encashment was availed. 

4. Where both husband and wife are government servants, encashment of leave will continue to be available to both, subject to maximum limit of 60 days. 

Block Year :- 
1. The LTC to home town is allowed once in a block of two calendar years, such as 2006-2007, 2008-2009 and so on. 

2. The LTC to “Any Place in India” is allowed once in a block of four calendar years, such as 2006 - 2009 and so on. 

Husband and Wife… 
When both the husband and wife are Central Government servants: 

1. They can declare separate Home Town independently. 

2. They can claim LTC for their respective families, viz,. While the husband can claim for his parents / minor brothers / sisters, the wife can avail for her parents / minor brother / sisters.

3. Either of the parents can claim the concession for the children in a particular block; 

4. The husband / wife who avails LTC as a member of the family of the spouse, cannot claim independently for SELF. 

Family – definition… 
1. The Government servant’s wife or husband and two surviving unmarried children or stepchildren wholly dependent on the Government servant, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government servant or not. 

2. Married daughters divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters and are residing with the Government servant and wholly dependent on the Government servant. 

3. Parents and / or step-parents (stepfather and stepmother) whole dependent on the Government servant, whether residing with the Government servant or not: 

4. Unmarried minor brothers as well as unmarried divorced abandoned, separated from their husbands or widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent on the Government servant provided their parents are either not alive or are themselves wholly dependent on the Government servant. 

Change of Home Town… 
“The hometown once declared and accepted by the controlling officer shall be treated as final. In exceptional circumstances, the Head of the Department or if the Government servant himself is the Head of the Department, the Administrative Ministry, may authorise a change in such declaration provided that such a change shall not be made more than once during the service of a Government servant.” 

The CCS Rule allow an employee to change the Permanent Address given in their Service Records for once in their service. 

The employee can apply for this through their respective Head of Section enclosing the relationship and residential proof of the new address. 

Care to be taken before applying for the change of address as this facility will be available only once in their service. After changing the Permanent Address the employee is eligible to apply for Home Town LTC. 
Those employees who are residing on the outskirts of their work place, automatically they are ineligible for LTC HomeTown. For the benefit of these employees, a male employee can give the address of his wife’s native place or opposite, after the marriage of son or daughter, their residing place like that… But the respective Head of Section has the right to turndown the application. 


The Sponsoring Committee of Trade Unions has decided to organize the Massive March to Parliament



Tomorrow - March to Parliament
The Sponsoring Committee of Trade Unions has decided to organize the Massive March to Parliament Programme on 18th Feb. 2009. All COCs will take as many numbers of comrades as possible to participate in the programme. Particularly the adjoining states of Rajastan, Haryana, Punjab, M.P., U.P. will take to mobilize maximum number of comrades to take part in the March along with other sections of the Working Classes.
Charter of Demands as follows…
1. Stop retrenchment/lay-off and wage cuts on the pretext of financial crisis.
2. Prioritise on relief to the common people. Any relief or concessions granted to industry, domestic or foreign, must ensure and guarantee protection of jobs and additional employment generation.
3. Halt further deregulation of financial sector, strengthen public sector banks and insurance companies, impose embargo on non-banking and speculative activities by the banks and financial institutions including the foreign banks.
4. Revise upward the minimum wages rate for both urban and agricultural workers.
5. Ensure strictest implementation of all labour laws.
6. Universalise public distribution system (PDS) bringing within its purview all the 25 essential commodities to be supplied at subsidised prices.
7. Scrap PFRDA Bill; stop handing over provident fund accumulations to private fund managers.
8. Increase public investment in agriculture and infrastructure projects with specific thrust on power, road, irrigation and waterways.
9. Ensure credit flow from financial institution to target agriculture and small-scale sector with top most priority, followed by industrial sector and not for stock-market operation.
10. Ban participatory notes transactions, and impose higher capital gains tax, both long term and short term.
11. Ensure protection to domestic industries through increase in import tariff against possible dumping of industrial commodities in the background of falling prices in the international market owing to recession; India should not agree to any further cut in import tariff in the ongoing talks at WTO level.
12. Amend the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act based on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee.
13. Provide universal coverage to National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Create more jobs in labour intensive sector.

Key Features of Interim Budget 2009 - 2010



Interim Budget leaves direct taxes unchanged...
Key Features of Interim Budget 2009 - 2010
  • The Gross Domestic Product increased by 7.5 per cent, 9.5 per cent, 9.7 per cent and 9 per cent in the first four years from fiscal year 2004 - 05 to 2007 - 08 recording a sustained growth of 9 per cent for three consecutive years for the first time. The growth drivers for the period were agriculture, services, manufcturing along with trade and construction.
  • Due to revision in Educational Loan Scheme by the Government number of beneficiaries increased from 3.19 lakh to 14.09 lakh and amount of loan outstanding increased from Rs.4500 crore as on March, 31, 2004 to Rs.24260 crore as on September 30, 2008.
  • 500 ITIs upgraded into centers of excellence. National Skill Development Corporation created in July, 2008 with initial corpus of Rs.1000 crore.
  • Scope of the pre-metric scholarship for children of those engaged in unclean occupations expanded and rates of scholarship duubled in 2008-09. Annual ad-hoc grant increased by about 50 per cent as compared to earlier rates.
  • Two new schemes - 'Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme' to provide pension of Rs.200 to widows between age groups of 40-64 years and 'Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme' to provide pension for severely disabled persons.
  • Widows in the age group of 18-40 years to be given priority in admission to ITIs, Women ITIs National/Regional ITIs for women. Government to bear cost of their training and provide stipend of Rs.500 per month.
  • Government approved implementation of Guidelines on Corprate Governance in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) in June, 2007.
  • Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission approved by the Government has benefited over 45 lakh Central Government employees including Defence Forces and Para-Military forces and over 38 lakh pensioners.

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Awards of Board of Arbitration Pending with the Government from 2006



Statement Containing 16 Pending Board of Arbitration Awards:

1.C.A. Ref. No. 6/95 Weightage for Night Duty for employees drawing pay more than Rs.2200 and Night Duty Weightage allowance to Nurses.
2. C.A. Ref. No. 2/2002 Notional Pay for computation of HRA / CCA for the period from 1.1.96 to 31.7.97.
3. C.A. Ref. No. 3/2001 Allotment of proper revised scale to categories of Sr. Auditors. Sr. Accountants. Head Clerks & Account Assts. in Ministries/Departments.
4. C.A. Ref. No. 1/2004 Revision of Washing Allowance.
5. C.A. Ref. No. 2/2004 Revision of rates of Over Time Allowance.
6. C.A. Ref. No. 6/2004 regarding payment of Night Duty Allowance in revised pay scales from 1.1.1996
7. C.A. Ref. No. 5/2004 Regarding treating the advance increments granted to Stenographers for the speed test as pay for all purposes.
8. C.A. Ref. No. 3/2004 Revision of rates of Transport Allowance.

AWARDS PENDING IN PARLIAMENT:
1.C.A. Ref. No. 3/86 – Encashment of earned leave while in service.
2. C.A. Ref. No. 1/88 – Grant of Conveyance Allowance to non-gazetted Central Government employees at the rate of Rs.60 per month.
3. C.A. Ref. No. 8/93 – Regarding fixation of pay of Inspectors of Income Tax on upward revision of their pay scale under FR-22-C.
4. C.A. Ref. No. 9/93 – Regarding grant of Special Pay to Inspectors in the office of the Commissioner of Income-Tax. (Central Circle)
5. C.A. Ref. No. 7/98 – Regarding revision of pay scale of Computers in the office of RGI.
6. C.A. Ref. No. 7/93 – Reg. grant of FR 22 (c) (now FR 22(1)9(a)(I) benefit to Watchmen, Farash, Mali etc., on their promotion as Gr. D Peon w.e.f. 1.8.99.
7. C.A. Ref. No. 5/93 – Reg. cash allowance to staff handling cash as a regular measure and grant of cash allowance to postal staff who are engaged for salary bills/pension disbursement.
8. C.A. Ref. No. 1/92 – Reg.revision of pay scale of Artist and Photographer in Botanical Survey of India.

MOBILE BANKING SERVICE - State Bank of India



MOBILE BANKING SERVICE: SMS (Short Message Service) through Mobile Phones – State Bank of India
Most of the Central Government Employees are receiving payments through banks. The State Bank of India, which has the largest network in India stands on top among other banks in the field also.
Recently, State Bank of India has introduced a new facility is Mobile Banking Service, which employees can receive the details of their transactions in their account through Mobile Phones. To avail this facility, employees should apply for the same mentioning their Mobile Number and Account Number.
Employees will be informed through SMS (Short Message Service) about the transactions of Salaries, GPF, LTC and other Advances as soon as it is credited in their respective accounts. In same the way Debit Account transactions also.
State Bank of India to offer end-to-end banking service such as account-to-account money transfer, utility bill payments and account-related queries, amongst others.

Q. How do I register for SMS alert?
(Please go to SMS alert and give the mobile number then go to manage alert option and define alerts.)

A. For removing alert, please go to SMS alert and manage alerts and remove alert option. (Net Banking)
B. There are no charges for sending SMS from bank side.

Application Form :

Application for SMS Alert in Mobile Phones

From
        ………………………………

        ……………………………...

        ……………………………..

To
       The Manager,

       ……….. branch,

       State Bank of India

Sir,
  
      Sub: SMS Alert Facility in Mobile Phones reg.

     I am having Savings Bank Account in your branch since last ……………………and

my Savings Account Number is ……………………………………...I am getting

my salary through this account. So I am requesting you to arrange Mobile Phone

Alert (SMS) Facility to my account please.

Thanking you.

                                                           Yours truly,

                                                             …………………………..

                                                             (Name:…………………………..)

Date:
Place:

Revision of pay scale of teachers in Universities and Colleges



Government’s clarification regarding implementation of the decision on revision of pay scale of teachers in Universities and Colleges

Government’s attention has been drawn to a news item appearing in certain sections of the print media alleging delay on the part of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and the UGC in implementing the decision on revision of pay scale of teachers in Universities and Colleges.

It is clarified for general information that the MHRD has already issued Government’s decision vide communication
No.1-32/2006-UII/UI(i) to UGC on 31.12.2008 revising pay with effect from 1.1.2006 and some of the service conditions of teachers and equivalent positions.

Copies of the said communication were endorsed, among others, to Chief Secretaries of State Governments with clear advice in regard to what the State Governments are expected to do in order to be eligible for Central assistance.

In view of this, no separate order is required to be issued to State Governments. Details of the scheme are also available on Ministry’s website. The scheme contains a provision that the revised pay and applicable allowances as also arrears up to 40% of the total arrears could be paid to all eligible beneficiaries under the scheme, pending issuance of regulations by the UGC.

The UGC has, in the meantime, approached MHRD for guidance for preparation of fitment tables for various categories of incumbents. The finalisation of fitment tables does not stand in the way of teachers getting revised pay based on an undertaking to be given by them which has also been stated in paras 10 and 11 of the Ministry’s Orders.

While the fitment tables are being finalised in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, many teachers are reported to have already received their salary under the revised scheme, based on ad hoc fixation of pay.

Recommendations of the 6th CPC review committee report...
http://www.ugc.ac.in/more/5RECOMMENDATIONSOFTHESIXTHPAYREVIEWCOMMITTEE.pdf

Expected O.M. for Night Shift Allowance as per revised basic pay



More than four lakh Ordnance Employees are expecting clarification regarding Night Shift Allowance as per reivsed basic pay.
After implementation of sixth CPC , Railway Employees are getting their Night Duty Allowance is as per revised basic pay from Dec-2008 itself.
M.O. has published on Dec-2008 by the Ministry of Railways.
But still Ordnance Employees are getting their Night Duty Allowance is as per pre revised basic pay.

Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA)
with effect from 1.9.2008 for 'Intensive', 'Continuous'
and 'Excluded' categories and Workshop staff.
S.No.Pay BandGrade PayRate of NDA (in Rs.)
1.4440 - 7440130039.05
2.4440 - 7440140039.60
3.4440 - 7440160040.70
4.4440 - 7440165040.95
5.5200 - 20200180078.25
6.5200 - 20200190078.25
7.5200 - 20200200079.30
8.5200 - 20200240081.45
9.5200 - 20200280083.65
10.9300 - 348004200141.65
11.9300 - 348004600143.80


Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA)
with effect from 1.9.2008 for 'Essentially Intermittent' categories of staff.
S.No.Pay BandGrade PayRate of NDA (in Rs.)
1.4440 - 7440130026.05
2.4440 - 7440140026.40
3.4440 - 7440160027.15
4.4440 - 7440165027.30
5.5200 - 20200180052.15
6.5200 - 20200190052.50
7.5200 - 20200200052.85
8.5200 - 20200240054.30
9.5200 - 20200280055.75
10.9300 - 34800420094.45
11.9300 - 34800460095.85


ACP Scheme for Direct Recruit Group 'B' and Group 'C' offficers



ACP Scheme in the case of Direct Recruit Group 'B' and Group 'C' offficers working in the field formations under CBEC - regarding.

ACP Scheme, with the approval of Competent Authority the under mentioned Inspectors of Central Excise, Preventive Officers / Examiners are hereby granted 2nd financial up-gradation /1st Financial up-gradation in the case of Appraiser (Direct Recruit) / Superintendent etc. under the ACP Scheme and are accordingly placed in the pay scale of Rs. 8000-275-13500 from the date as shown below...

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Acceptance of Part-Time employment by the members of the All India Service



Government of India - Department of Personnel and Training

It has come to the notice of this Department that there is some doubt about allowing members of the All India Service to accept Part-time employment in other Government, Quasi-Government or an Autonomous body not controlled by the Government or a private body.

Such employment, even though it is outside office hours, is contrary to the principle embodied in rule 13(1) of the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, which stipulates that no members of the Service shall except, with the previous sanction of the Government, engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business, or negotiate for or undertake, any other employment.

Allowing a member of the Service to take part-time employment before/after office hours in other organizations may result in some Deterioration in his efficiency because if he does part-time work in addition to his full working hours in his office, he may not get sufficient time for rest and recreation and will, therefore, be unable to give undivided attention to his work even during office hours. Moreover, such Part-time work by members of All India Service leads generally to depriving unemployed people of work, which they would otherwise have got.

Having regard to all these considerations, it has been decided that while the competent authority may permit a member of the service to undertake work of a casual or occasional character, a whole time member of the Service should not ordinarily he allowed to accent any part-time employment whether under Government or elsewhere, even though such employment may be after office hours.

These instructions may please be brought to the notice of all the members of the All India Service.

The regular promotions of the employees are decided on the basis of recommendations made by the D P C

Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC)


The regular promotions of the government employees are generally decided on the basis of recommendations made by the Departmental Promotion Committees. The Departmental Promotion Committees are constituted to judge the suitability of officers for -

(a) promotions to “Selection” as well as "Non-selection" posts

(b) assessment of the work and conduct of probationers for the purpose of determining their suitability for retention in service or their discharge from it or extending their probation and subsequent confirmation if found suitable for retention in service.

The UPSC should be associated with DPCs in respect of all Central Civil Services/posts belonging to Group 'A' where promotion is based on the principles of “Selection cum Seniority” unless it has been decided by the Government not to associate the UPSC with a Group 'A' DPC. The UPSC need not be associated in respect of the posts belonging to Group 'A', if the promotion is based not on the principles of "Selection" but on “seniority-cum-fitness” only.


Whenever the UPSC is associated with a DPC, the Chairman or a Member of the Commission will preside over the meeting of the DPC.

Where the Recruitment/Service Rules lay down promotion as one of the methods of recruitment, some period of service in the feeder grade is generally prescribed as one of the conditions of eligibility for the purpose of promotion.

The eligibility dates for determining the eligibility of officers for promotion would be the first day of the crucial year, i.e. January, 1 irrespective of whether ACRs are written financial year-wise or calendar year-wise.

Guidelines for DPCs

The following guidelines are laid down to regulate the assessment of suitability of candidates by DPCs:
While merit has to be recognised and rewarded, advancement in an officer's career should not be regarded as a matter of course, but should be earned by dint of hard work, good conduct and result-oriented performance as reflected in the annual confidential reports and based on strict and rigorous selection process.

Confidential Reports are the basic inputs on the basis of which assessment is to be made by each DPC. The evaluation of CRs should be fair, just and non-discriminatory. Hence, the DPC should assess the suitability of the employees for promotion on the basis of their Service Records and with particular reference to the CRs for five preceding years irrespective of the qualifying service prescribed in the Service/Recruitment Rules. (If more than one CR has been written for a particular year, all the CRs for the relevant years shall be considered together as the CR for one year).

Where one or more CRs have not been written for any reason during the relevant period, the DPC should consider the CRs of the years preceding the period in question and if in any case even these are not available, the DPC should take the CRs of the lower grade into account to complete the number of CRs required to be considered as per above para. If this is also not possible, all the available CRs should be taken into account.

Principles to be observed for preparation of panel:
In case of ‘selection’ (merit) promotion, the hitherto existing distinction in the nomenclature (‘selected by merit’ and ‘selection-cum-seniority) is dispensed with and the mode of promotion in all such cases is rechristened as ‘selection’ only. The element of selectivity (higher or lower) shall be determined with reference to the relevant benchmark (“Very Good” or “Good”) prescribed for promotion.


The DPC shall determine the merit of those being assessed for promotion with reference to the prescribed benchmark and accordingly grade the officers as ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ only. Only those who are graded ‘fit’ (i.e. who meet the prescribed benchmark) by the DPC shall be included and arranged in the select panel in order of their inter-se seniority in the feeder grade.


Those officers who are graded ‘unfit’ (in terms of the prescribed benchmark) by the DPC shall not be included in the select panel. Thus, there shall be no supersession in promotion among those who are graded ‘fit’ (in terms of the prescribed benchmark) by the DPC.


Procedure to be followed by DPC in respect of government servants under cloud:
At the time of consideration of the cases of government servants for promotion, details of government servants in the consideration zone for promotion falling under the following categories should be specifically brought to the notice of the Departmental Promotion Committee:

i. Government servants under suspension;

ii. Government servants in respect of whom a charge-sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; and

iii. Government servants in respect of whom prosecution for a criminal charge is pending.

The DPC shall assess the suitability of the government servants coming within the purview of the circumstances mentioned above along with other eligible candidates without taking into consideration the disciplinary case/criminal prosecution pending. The assessment of the DPC, including “Unfit for Promotion”, will be kept in a sealed cover.

The same procedure outlined in the above para will be followed by the subsequent Departmental Promotion Committees convened till the disciplinary case/criminal prosecution against the government servant concerned is concluded.

It has been decided that the “Sealed Cover Procedure” prescribed in the Department of Personnel and Training, OM No. 22011/4/91-Estt.(A) dated  14.9.1992 referred to above may be followed at the time of consideration for ad hoc promotion also in the case of government servants -

(i) who are under suspension;

(ii) in respect of whom a charge-sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; and

(iii) in respect of whom prosecution for a criminal charge is pending.

Processing of recommendations of DPC :

The recommendations of the DPC are advisory in nature and should be duly approved by the appointing authority. A clearance from the Vigilance Section of the Office/Department should also be obtained before making actual promotion or confirmation of officer approved by DPC to ensure that no disciplinary proceedings are pending against the officer concerned. Promotion should be made strictly in the order in which the names of the officers appear in the panel.

Refusal of promotion:

When a government employee does not want to accept an offer of promotion, he may make a written request to that effect and the same will be considered by the appointing authority. If the reasons adduced for refusal of promotion are acceptable to the appointing authority, the next person in the select list may be promoted.


However, since it may not be administratively possible or desirable to offer appointment to the persons who initially refused promotion, on every occasion on which a vacancy arises, during the period of validity of the panel, no fresh offer of appointment on promotion shall be made in such cases for a period of one year from the date of refusal of first promotion or till a next vacancy arises, whichever is later.


On the eventual promotion to the higher grade, such government servant will lose seniority vis-a-vis his juniors promoted to the higher grade earlier irrespective of the fact whether the posts in question are filled by selection or otherwise. The above mentioned policy will not apply where ad hoc promotions against short-term vacancies are refused.


In cases where the reasons adduced by the officer for his refusal for promotion are not acceptable, the appointing authority should enforce the promotion of the officer and in case the officer still refuses to be promoted, then even disciplinary action can be taken against him for refusing to obey the orders of the appointing authority.

Validity of a panel:

The panel for promotion drawn up by DPC for 'selection' posts would normally be valid for one year. It should cease to be in force on the expiry of a period of one year or when a fresh panel is prepared, whichever is earlier.


The date of commencement of the validity of panel will be the date on which the DPC meets. In case the DPC meets on more than one day, the last date of the meeting would be the date of commencement of the validity of the panel. In case the panel requires, partially or wholly, the approval of the Commission, the date of validity of panel would be the date (of Commission's letter) communicating their approval to the panel.

It is important to ensure that the Commission's approval to the panel is obtained, where necessary, with the least possible delay.

Clarification on age limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for availing medical facilities under CGHS


Age limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for availing medical facilities under CGHS and Central Services (MA) Rules, 1944 – Clarification regarding disability

The age limit for dependent sons and daughters were refixed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, after the Delhi High Court dismissed Civil Miscellaneous Petition, No: 115/97 in Civil Writ Petition, No: 2542 of 1996 in Shri Madan Mohan Sharma Vs Union of India, by its order on 29th November, 2006. In terms of the Office Memorandum of 30th May, 2007, referred to above, a son who is dependent on his father / mother can avail CGHS facilities upto the time he attains the age of 25 years or till he starts earning, whichever is earlier. The age limit of 25 years would not be applicable in respect of the son of a CGHS beneficiary, in case he was suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental).

Subsequent to the issuing of the Office Memorandum of 30th May, 2007, referred to above, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been receiving requests for clarification from, many sources, as to whether renal failure constitutes a permanent disability. After examination of the matter in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, it is hereby clarified that disability that are covered by the above mentioned Office Memorandum of 30th May, 2007, are “disability” as defined in Section 2(i) of ‘THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, PROTECTION OF RIGHTS AND FULL PARTICIPATION) ACT, 1995 (No: 1 of 1996)”, which is reproduced below:

“(i) “disability” means –
(i) Blindness;
(ii) low vision;
(iii) leprosy-cured;
(iv) hearing impairment;
(v) locomotor disability;
(vi) mental retardation;
(vii) mental illness; “

3. The other conditions of dependency and normally residing with the Government servant / pensioner will remain the same.



Source Document : www.mohfw.nic.in

The Armed Forces are unhappy over the dilly dallying tactics of the government

From Today's News Papers - 8.Feb.09 Ex-servicemen protest over pension parity; return medals

New Delhi, Feb 08: A large number of ex-servicemen, including General rank officers, today returned their medals to the Government protesting the non-implementation of their demand for "one rank, one pension" (OROP) principle.

Alleging that a "raw deal" was given to the armed forces by the Sixth Pay Commission, the ex-servicemen, who also included Colonels, held a demonstration here and sent their medals to President Pratibha Patil, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. They also threatened to emerge as a "potential votebank" and contest elections to teach the "politicians and bureaucrats" a fitting lesson.

"We handed over all the medals of the ex-servicemen who participated in today's protest to an official of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The medals were in thousands," Lt Gen Raj Kadyan, chairman of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement, said. He termed the protest by the ex-servicemen as an "unparallelled" and "unfortunate" development in the country.

"A soldier devotes the best years of his life to the country. When he retires, his medals are his most prized possession. These are a proud record of his contribution to keeping the country safe and united," Lt Gen Raj Kadyan, who is set to return his Param Vhishst Seva Medal (PVSM) and other medals, said.

The former military-men said they were "forced" to come out to the streets by the successive governments to meet their demands and get justice. Apart from the 'one rank one pension', their demands include constitution of 'Services Commission' with due representation from the armed forces.

"Our other demand is that when problems related to ex-servicemen are discussed, the defence people should have a bigger say. The bureaucrats do not know anything about the Army," said Col (Retd) M S Krishna Moorthy, who had served in the World War-II, Burma and Indian mission to Nepal and Congo. Col Chaturvedi, who had served the country in many wars, said pension is a deferred wage and it is a payment for services already rendered.

"Therefore, logic and equity demand that two individuals rendering equal service, both in terms of quantum and quality, must receive equal pension," he said. The former army men and officers accused the Congress-led UPA of not implementing the legitimate demand of 'one rank one pension' despite having included in the Congress manifesto during the last Parliamentary elections. "Not only the Congress Government, even the BJP-led NDA Government failed to solve our problems.

The successive governments have forced the army men to come to the streets," Col Kanwar Bhardwaj, who will return his 'Sena' medal to the President, said.

Courtesy: Zee News



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