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Second Anniversary of RTE: Some Highlights

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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development

02-April-2012 16:15 IST

Second Anniversary of RTE: Some Highlights
There has been improvement at the national level since RTE became operative from 01.04.2010

a.  Last year at this time only 15 States had notified the State RTE Rules. Today, this number has increased to 32. Goa and Karnataka are the two States which have yet to notify the RTE Rules. The Ministry continues to follow up with these States.

b. Similarly, last year 11 States had notified the SCPCRs/REPA. Today this number has increased to 21. An Advisory has been issued by the Ministry to States on instituting a Grievance Redressal mechanism to address violations of the RTE Act.


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7.1 Government of Karnataka has been evolving its own pay structure for employees, based on the recommendations of the State Pay Commissions and Committees in the past.  The general recommendation has been to continue with this basic system, while effecting improvements from time to time.  In particular, adoption of Central Pay Scales has not been favoured because of fundamental differences in the conditions of service, designations, eligibility criteria, mode of recruitment, duties and jurisdictions.

7.2 The popular impression that more and more states have adopted the 'Central Scales' does not appear to be true on closer scrutiny of the pay scales and allowances.  Most of the states which appear to have adopted the Government of India pay structure have not given parity in case of a large number of posts.  For example, the categories like Second Division Assistant, Primary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Assistant Engineers have not been given the same pay and grade pay as in the case of Government of India.  While Group-D posts have been abolished in Government of India, States have retained these posts.

7.3 In the matter of allowances also, there are variations.  While some states like Maharashtra and Punjab have given HRA/Transport Allowance at the Central rates, Gujarat has adopted a different rate of Transport Allowance.  As per the HRA slabs in Tamil Nadu, for example, employees of Group-D and Group-A are eligible for Rs. 560 p.m and Rs. 2,600 p.m. respectively only in Chennai whereas it is 25% of Basic in Bangalore.  Kerala has also adopted a different HRA pattern.

7.4 Another important factor to be noted is the index level which a particular State or Central Government takes as base for revising scales and merger of DA.  The States of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala which have been revising pay scales of employees once in five years have adopted their own pay structure at different index levels.  State and Central Governments have got different frequencies of pay-revision.  The Government of India, for example, has appointed five Pay Commissions in the last five decades, whereas the Government of Karnataka during the same period has appointed five Pay Commissions and four Pay Committees.  Thus the apparent difference in pay scales at any given point of time needs to be seen in the perspective of differing frequencies of pay-revision.

7.5 Economic conditions of a State, the need of resources for development of infrastructure and building human capital, and finally, the fiscal capacity have to guide decision-making on the matters of pay-revision.  The previous Pay Commissions and Committees have also gone into this fundamental issue of 'the capacity to pay'.  The Terms of Reference of the present Official Pay Committee also clearly prescribe that the recommendations should be made keeping in view the resources of the State Government and Government commitments for various development programmes and other statutory and regulatory functions within the overall mandate of the Karnataka Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2002.

7.6 The current structure of pay scales and allowances are based on the recommendations of the Fifth State Pay Commission with effect from 1.7.2005.  The pay scales had then been revised linking with the cost of living index as represented by the average of 524 points in the AIACPI numbers for industrial workers (General Base 1982=100).  There are at present 25 scales of pay with a Master Scale.

7.7 After taking into account the relevant facts and financial implications, the Committee recommends as follows.

Preparation of Select List 2009 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS - latest availability of ACR/APARs reg.

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 4th April, 2012.


Subject:- Preparation of Select List 2009 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS - latest availability of ACR/APARs reg.

   The undersigned is to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 20.12.2011 and reminders dated 19.01.2012 and 24.02.2012 on the subject noted above and to state that despite repeated reminders ACRs/APARs in respect of some of the officers in the zone of consideration for US Select List-2009 have not yet been received. A list of such officers whose ACRs/APARs have not yet been received in this Department and presently posted in the Ministry/Department of is forwarded herewith.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2012

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F. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003
Date: 4th April, 2012.


Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2012.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 5th October, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65% w.e.f. 1st January, 2012.

2. These orders apply to

Karnataka Pay Commission : Committee recommends the Pay Fixation Formula

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Karnataka Pay Commission : Committee recommends the Pay Fixation Formula
Pay Fixation Formula
The Committee recommends that the revised pay scales of the Government employees be effective from 1-4-2012 and the pay in the revised scale shall be fixed as follows:

(a) Basic Pay as on 1-4-2012.

(b) Dearness Allowance of 76.75%  at the index level of  191.5 points i.e., DA as on 01.01.2012.

(c) Fitment  benefit  of  22.5% of  Bas i c  Pay as  on 1-4-2012  inclusive  of 15% IR.

(d) After computing the total emoluments as above, the pay be fixed in the revised   scale at the stage next above the amount so computed.

The pay in the revised pay scale may be fixed from  1-4-2012.

The payment of Interim Relief shall be discontinued from 1-4-2012.

Dearness Allowance
The terms of reference of the Committee require the Committee:

(i) "To examine and determine the Dearness Allowance formula with reference to existing Central Dearness Allowance formula adopted by the State Government and to suggest changes which may be feasible".
(ii) The Fifth State Pay Commission, after examining the pattern of payment of  DA by all the other States, has recommended to follow the pattern of Dearness Allowance formulated by the Central Government.
(iii) The Central Government, on the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, adopted new series of All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers using the 2001 as the base year with Consumer Price Index at 100 points. Consequently, the State Government, having adopted the Dearness Allowance pattern of Central Government, revised the ratio of 1:0.875 to 1:1.02 for calculation of the Dearness Allowance with effect from 1.7.2008, by an Order dated 12th November 2008.
(iv) The Committee has noted that all the State Governments have been following Central Dearness Allowance formula and pattern. Accordingly, the Committee recommends for continuance of Central Dearness Allowance pattern. The Central Government revised pay structure relates to Index Level of 115.76 points as per AIACPI (IW) 2001 series. The revised pay structure recommended by the Committee relates to Index Level of 191.5 points in AIACPI (IW) 2001 series by merger of DA sanctioned w.e.f. 01.01.2012 at this index level and accordingly the Committee recommends to sanction the Dearness Allowance to State Government employees at the rate of 0.604% for every 1% of DA sanctioned by the Government of India to its employees w.e.f. 01.07.2012.

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