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Stepping Up of Pay: DOPT Clarification orders issued on 25.5.2015

Stepping Up of Pay: DOPT Clarification orders issued on 25.5.2015
The DOPT has issued a clarification order regarding ‘Stepping up of Pay’, on 25.05.2015.(Click to view the order)
Clarifications have been given regarding the pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants who had been recruited for Central Government employment on or after 01.01.2006. Instructions have also been issued to all ministries/departments regarding the stepping up of pay at par with the pay of UDCs who were promoted as Assistants, between 01.01.2006 to 31.8.2008.
Normally, revised pay is the pay scale that comes into effect after a new Pay Commission. Pre-Revised Pay is the pay scale that is prevalent prior to the new Pay Commission.

10th Wage Agreement – IBA Circular

10th Wage Agreement – IBA Circular
Indian Banks’ Association
10th Wage Agreement
Indian Banks Association inked wage settlement with Employee Unions and Officers’ Associations today, 25th May, 2015. The settlement gives 15% increase in salary and Allowances to about 10 lakh bank employees.
Employees and officers from 43 banks including public sector banks, old private sector banks and some of the foreign banks benefit from the wage revision. The current wage revision is effective from 1st November 2012 and will be valid for 5 years. In all 11 All India Employees Unions and Officers’ Associations participated in the wage revision exercise.

One Rank One Pension – Disappointment for Ex-Servicemen as OROP Doesn’t Figure in Modi’s Speech

One Rank One Pension – Disappointment for Ex-Servicemen as OROP Doesn’t Figure in Modi’s Speech
“One more disappointment for the ex-servicemen who have been waiting for years for the implementation of One-Rank-One-Pension scheme”
Hundreds of thousands of ex-servicemen all over the country were eagerly waiting for any mention of the One-Rank-One-Pension scheme in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s celebratory speech listing the accomplishments of his government in the past one year.

Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands

Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands
Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment 26-May-2015 11:48 IST PRESS NOTE
The Government has decided to constitute following Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands and other issues being raised by them and for recommending measures to address those issues:-

Stepping up of pay of direct recruit Assistants at par with promoted UDC – Dopt Clarification on 25.5.2015

Stepping up of pay of direct recruit Assistants at par with promoted UDC – Dopt Clarification on 25.5.2015
Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006-Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants- Clarification by DoPT
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.7/7/2008-CS.I(A), dated 25.5.2015
Subject: Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006 – Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants – Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the issue of stepping up of pay of direct recruit Assistants, appointed on or after 1.1.2006 at par with the pay of the UDCs promoted and appointed to the post of Assistant between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 Whose pay has been fixed in terms of para 2(c) of Department of Expenditure’s U.O. No.10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009.

Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015

Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015
G.I., Dept. of Pen. P.W., O.M.F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G), dated 26.5.2015
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.
In continuation of this Department’s OM No 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 20th October, 2014, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to the following:

Expected DA July 2015 – Simple and Accurate Expected DA Calculator for CG Employees and Pensioners

Expected DA July 2015 – Simple and Accurate Calculator for CG Employees
Simple and Accurate Expected DA Calculator for CG Employees and Pensioners..!
“After the 6th Pay Commission, the curiosity to find out the rates of Dearness Allowance had increased considerably, because, until then, the raise was very minimal. After 2008, the DA graph continued to head north. At one point, the percentage had touched 10% twice.”
It has become very common nowadays to make predictions on Expected DA, which is issued to the Central Government employees and pensioners once every six months. Even a few years ago, ‘SWAMY’s NEWS’ was the only source of this information. Their monthly publication, ‘Swamysnews’ is their specialty. They usually contain all the latest Government Orders, Case-Law Section, Supreme Court Judgments, Tribunal Judgments, Question and Answer(Readers Forum) section and Expected DA.

Headquarters/Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue
Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter
“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Orders regarding Fixed Medical Allowance on 5.5.2015

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Orders regarding Fixed Medical Allowance on 5.5.2015
GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS.
G.I., Dept. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, O.M.No.1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy), dated 5.5.2015
SUB: GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS.

Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Orders regarding Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents
G.I., Dept. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, O.M.No.1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy), dated 15.5.2015
SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents
Sir, The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry’s letter No.906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/…

DOPT to hold a meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015

DOPT to hold a meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015
March to Parliament was held on 28.04.2015 and call of strike has been given by JCA on 23.11.2015 on the demands of central government employees. On the backdrop of the pressure mounted by JCA, DOPT has called a meeting of NC JCM on 29.05.2015 to discuss and consider the issues of central government employees.

Payment of Night Duty Allowance at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees under Ministry of Defence

Payment of Night Duty Allowance at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees under Ministry of Defence
G.I., Min. of Defence, O.M.No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II), dated 8.5.2015
Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees working in the Establishments under the Ministry of Defence in implementation of Hon. C.A.T. Jodhpur Order dated 5 Nov 2009
Sir, I am directed to say that the consolidated orders on the subject of Night Duty Allowance were issued by the Department of Personnel and Training vide their OM No.12012/4/86-Estt(Allowances) dated 4th Oct. 1989. In terms of the sub para (v) of para 2 of this OM, Night Duty Allowance is to be computed taking into account the rates of pay including Dearness Allowance and CCA, in force on the basis of the recommendations of the 4th Central Pay Commission. However, these rates have not been revised on the basis of the pay structure that came into force after the reports of 5th and 6th Central…

Highlights of Wage Revision For Bank Officers - Pay & Arrears Calculator - AIBOA

Highlights of Wage Revision For Bank Officers - Pay & Arrears Calculator - AIBOA
Joint Note to be signed between Officers Organisations and IBA
As soon as the the joint note is signed we shall up load the full text of the same.
In the meanwhile we furnish here under the HIGHLIGHTS of pay AND other details on which areas of agreement reached for information of members...

Inclusion of Aadhaar number in Service Book of Government servants – Dopt orders on 20.5.2015

Inclusion of Aadhaar number in Service Book of Government servants – Dopt orders on 20.5.2015
Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(AL), dated 20.5.2015
Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. of even number dated 3rd November, 2014. on the subject mentioned above, where all Ministries/Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry of the employees’ Aadhaar number.

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 12.5.2015)

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 12.5.2015)

Meetings held by 7th CPC
Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 12.05.2015)
Date        Meeting with
12.05.2015At Guwahati: AIS officers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

11.05.2015At Shillong: AIS Officers of Meghalaya; Commissioner, Central Excise and Customs; DG Assam Rifles; IG CRPF; Secretary NEC; Regional Coordination Committee of Central Government Employees & Workers, North Eastern Region; Accounts Category-III Association; NIC Meghalaya


Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders
Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.25012/1/2015-Estt (A-IV), dated 19.5.2015
Subject: Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579.
The undersigned is directed say that vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L) dated the 25 th February, 2015, certain clarifications regarding treatment of leave and absence of disabled Government servants have been issued.


Expected DA July 2015 - Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Expected DA July 2015 - Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees
Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees
Along with the decreasing percentage of additional Dearness Allowance, there is also a noticeable fall in interest among employees to know more about ‘Expected DA’…!
“There was tremendous curiosity when initial reports surfaced that ‘Expected DA’ could be as high as 10% in 2013. But, now, when the expectation is fixed at around 5%, readership for the topic has decreased considerably.”
Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, which is given once every six months, is currently expected to be not more than a very minimal 5%.

Dopt Clarification on LTC - Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

Dopt Clarification on LTC - Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A-IV), dated 18.5.2015
Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.
The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-

CGHS Orders 2015 – Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi

CGHS Orders 2015 – Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi
G.I., Min. of H & F W., O.M.F. No: S-11011/21/2014-(HEC), dated 14.5.2015
Subject: Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi.
With reference to the above mentioned subject it is stated that subsequent to the sting operation titled “Operation Jonk-2” aired by a TV channel on 7th May, 2015, prima facie it appears that following MRI centre which was empanelled under CGHS has indulged in unethical practices. Hence it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of following centre from CGHS with immediate effect till further orders.

Requirement of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers for their appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the UPSC for conducting Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015

Requirement of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers for their appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the Union Public Service Commission for conducting Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 39011/13/2015-Estt(B), dated 15.5.2015
Subject:- Requirement of Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers working in the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India including their attached and subordinate offices in Delhi, for their appointment as Assistant Supervisors and Invigilators by the Union Public Service Commission for conducting Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015.

Revision of Rotational Transfer Policy to CSS Officers – Dopt Orders 2015

Revision of Rotational Transfer Policy to CSS Officers – Dopt Orders 2015
Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy reg.
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.21/2/2009-CS.I(P), dated 15.5.2015
Subject : Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the following provision is proposed to be added in the rotational transfer policy for CSS/CSSS Officers:

DA to CPSE Employees from Jan 15 – 262% to 273% for without 50% DA Merger – 212% to 223% with 50% DA Merger

DA to CPSE Employees from Jan 15 – 262% to 273% for without 50% DA Merger – 212% to 223% with 50% DA Merger
Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations.
“In case of CPSEs who have not allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay, the DA may be enhanced from existing rate of 262% to 273% and In case of not allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay, the DA may be enhanced from existing rate of 212% to 223%.”

CGHS Latest Hospital List in Delhi & NCR – May 2015

CGHS Latest Hospital List in Delhi & NCR – May 2015
CGHS Delhi: Additional List of empanelled hospital including dental clinics and eye centres – Order dated 12-05-2015
No: S.1104513612012-CGHS (HEC) Government of India Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme Department of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Dated the 12th May, 2015
OFFICE ORDER
Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

Finmin Orders 2015 – Revisions of rates in serving of refreshments during meetings

Finmin Orders 2015 – Revisions of rates in serving of refreshments during meetings
Revisions of rates in serving of refreshments during meetings
G.I., Finance Ministry O.M.No. 7(3)/E-Coord/2013, dated 6.5.2015
Subject: Economy in expenditure – serving of refreshments during meetings etc.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Expenditure O.M. No. 7(1)/E.Coord/2014 dated 29-10-2014 on the subject mentioned above whereby a ban has been imposed on holding meetings and conferences at Five Star Hotels except in case of bi-lateral / multi-lateral official engagements which are held at the level of Minister-in-Charge or Administrative Secretary with Foreign Governments or International Bodies of which India is a Member.

Emergency Facilities in CGHS Dispensaries

Emergency Facilities in CGHS Dispensaries
The CGHS dispensaries have all the medicines required in emergency. As per the CGHS guidelines, a provision is there to keep medicines available to counter any medical emergency that might arise within the Wellness Centre. There is an Emergency Tray available with the nursing staff which contains most of the medicines required under emergency situation. The availability of the medicines with their valid date of expiry in this Emergency Tray is checked on a regular basis and also during surprise checks.

Age concession for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government to Persons with Disabilities

Age concession for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government to Persons with Disabilities
Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

Dopt published record note of NC JCM meeting held on 25.2.2015

Dopt published record note of NC JCM meeting held on 25.2.2015
Dopt issued the outcome of meeting held on 25.2.2015 between Staff Side and the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel). Click the link given below to read the complete minutes of the meeting…
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM MEETING HELD ON 25.2.2015
Highlights of the meeting :
The Chairman indicated that the next 47th National Council Meeting (JCM) is likely to be scheduled soon under the Charimanship of Cabinet Secretary.

Order for Merger of 50% DA, Retirement age news goes viral in Social Media

Order for Merger of 50% DA, Retirement age news goes viral in Social Media
Recently rumour mill went overdrive in social media with the following news that
1.central government decided to Merge 50% DA with basic pay with effect from 1.1.2015 and order will be issued within 15 days
2. Encashment of Earned Leave to be curtailed to 180days instead of existing 300 days.
3.It went on to say that age of Retirement will be on completion of 33 Years of service or at the age of 58 Years whichever is earlier

Expected DA from July 2015 - NFIR View

Expected DA from July 2015 - NFIR View
EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM 01st July 2015
NFIR National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 3. CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055 No.1/5(A)Part.1 Dated: 01/05/2015 The General Secretaries of  Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Dear Brother,
Sub: Dearness Allowance with effect from 01.07.2015 – reg.

After the implementation of OROP the pension related anomalies will be reduced – Manohar Parrikar

After the implementation of OROP the pension related anomalies will be reduced – Manohar Parrikar
Enhancing Military Capabilities is the Top Priority– Manohar Parrikar
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar has said that his top priority is to enhance military capabilities of the country with due focus on modernization of the armed forces. Inaugurating a two-day Controllers’ Conference of Defence Accounts Department, here today, he said, high serviceability levels of equipment and weapon systems and high morale of soldiers is also necessary which is possible with an effective and optimum resource utilisation. 

Expected DA From July to Dec 2015 - AICPIN for the month of March 2015

Expected DA From July to Dec 2015 - AICPIN for the month of March 2015
Labour Bureau published the CPI-IW for the month of March 2015, the index is increased by one point and stood at 254.
G.I., Min. of Lab. & Emp., Labour Bureau, Press Release No 5/1/2015- CPI, dt, 30.4.2015
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2015
The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2015 increased by 1 point and pegged at 254 (two hundred and fifty four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.40 per cent between February, 2015 and March, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.