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Sunday, October 30, 2016

7th CPC Defence Pension – DESW Orders with illustrations of Pension Calculation

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7th CPC Defence Pension – DESW Orders issued on 29.10.2016

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioner/Family Pensioners

No.17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi
Dated 29th October 2016
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioner/Family Pensioners.

Sir
The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, notified vide Government of India, Ministry of Defence Resolution No.17(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy) dated 30th September 2016 based on Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare Office Resolution No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 4th August, 2016 and Office Memorandum F.No.38/37/20l6-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4th August,2016, sanction of the President is hereby accorded to regulate the Pension/Family Pension of all Pre-1.1.2016 pensioners/family pensioners of the Defence Forces with effect from 1.1.2016 in the manner indicated in succeeding paragraphs. Separate Orders will be issued by this Ministry in respect of Defence Force Personnel who retired/died on or after 1.1.2016 and for revision of disability element in respect of Pre-2016 Defence Pensioners.

2. Applicability : These orders shall apply to all Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2016 under the Pension Regulations of the three Services/ State Forces and various Government orders issued from time to time.

3. Non-Applicability : The provisions of this letter do not apply to the following categories:
(i) Gallantry awardees drawing only monetary allowance attached to the award, such as Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra etc.
(ii) United Kingdom/Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Army( UK/HKSRA) Pensioners.
(iii) Persons in receipt of Compassionate Allowance, Guzara, Reservist Allowance or any other Allowance on which dearness relief is not admissible.
(iv) Reservists in receipt of Ex-gratia payment at Rs 750/- per month covered under Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 1(06)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 22”d Nov 2013.
(v) Families of the deceased Reservists in receipt of Ex-gratia family pension at Rs 645/- per month covered by Govt. of India Ministry of Defence letter No.1 (06)/2010-D (Pen/Policy) dated 22nd Nov 2013.

4. Definitions : (a) ‘Existing Pensioner’ or ‘Existing Family Pensioner’ means a pensioner who was entitled to/drawing pension/family pension on 31.12.2015. This will also include a pensioner/family pensioner who became entitled to pension/family pension with effect from 1.1.2016 consequent upon retirement/discharge/death of Defence Forces Personnel on 31.12.2015. For the purpose of family pension, it also covers members of family to those who retired/discharged prior to 1.1.2016 and in whose case family pension had not commenced as the pensioner was alive on 31 .12.2015.
(b) ‘Existing Pension’ means the basic pension inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, due on 31.12.2015 and covers all kinds of pension viz. Retiring/Service/ Special/Reservist/Invalid Pension/ Service element of Disability/ Liberalized Disability Pension/ War Injury Pension. This will also include Pension/Family Pension which became due with effect from 1.1.2016 consequent on retirement/discharge! death of Defence Force Personnel on 31.12.2015.
(c) ‘Existing Family Pension’ means the basic family pension drawn on 31.12.2015 under the Pension Regulations of the three Services/ State Forces and other orders issued on the subject from time to time. It also covers Special Family Pension/ Dependent Pension/2nd Life award of Special Family pension and Liberalized Family pension sanctioned in battle and non-battle casualty cases.
(d) ‘Pension Disbursing Agency’ (PDA) means Treasury, Post Office, Pay and Accounts Office. Defence Pension Disbursement Office (DPDO), Indian Embassy, Nepal and authorized Public Sector/Private Sector Banks.
(a) ‘Pension Sanctioning Authority’ (PSA) means PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad, PCDA (Navy) Mumbai, and CDA (AF) Delhi, as the case may be.

5. Revision of Pension : 5.1 For existing pensioners, who have retired/died before 01.01.2016, the revised pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the Basic Pension (before commutation)/Basic Family Pension (exclusive of Dearness Relief) as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee. The Disability Element will be regulated as per Para 9. Illustrations for revision of pension are annexed in Annexure-A attached to this letter…

5.2 For this purpose, the existing Pension/Family Pension will be the Basic Pension(before commutation)/ Basic Family Pension only without the element of Additional Pension (referred to at Para 12) available to the old pensioners! family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above. The Additional Pension!Family Pension payable to the old pensioners/family pensioners will be worked out in accordance with Para 12 of this order.

5.3 Since the revised pension will be inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, the commuted portion will be deducted from the said amount while making monthly disbursements.

5.4 Minimum and Maximum Pension:The minimum basic pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs. 9000/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension admissible to old pensioners). The upper ceiling of pension/ family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Government is Rs. 2,50,000/- with effect from 01.01.2016).

5.5 The revised Pension/Family Pension arrived at as per paragraph 5.1 includes dearness relief sanctioned from time to time by the Government.

6. Where the revised Pension!Family Pension in terms of paragraph 5.1 above works out to an amount less than Rs. 9000!-, the same shall be stepped up to Rs. 9000!-. This will be regarded as Pension/Family Pension with effect from 11.2016.

7. The existing instructions regarding regulation of Dearness Relief to employed/ re-employed pensioners/family pensioners, as contained in Department of Pension 6 Pensioner’s Welfare OM. No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999 and as amended from time to time, shall continue to apply.

8. Applicability to Permanent absorbees in PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies: Pension of a Defence Forces Personnel who has been permanently absorbed in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body will be regulated as under:

8.1 Pension: Where the Defence Force Personnel on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous Body continues to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be revised in terms of these orders. in cases, where the Defence Forces Personnel has drawn one time lump-sum terminal benefits equal to 100% commutation of the pension and has become entitled to the restoration of 43% / 45% commuted portion of pension as per the orders issued by this Ministry from time to time, such cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.

8.2 Family Pension: In cases, where on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, the family pension is being drawn by the family of the PSU absorbee under the orders applicable to the Defence Forces, the same will be revised in accordance with these orders.

9. Disability Element:The implementation of 7th CPC recommendations relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomalies Committee. The disability element which was being paid to ore-2016 Defence Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid till decision on the recommendations of Anomalies Committee is taken by the Government.

10. Following elements will continue to be paid as separate elements in addition to the Pension/Family Pension revised under these orders. These payments will not be taken into account for the purpose of revision as well as for applicability with regard to the minimum limit of Pension/Family Pension is. Rs. 9000/- per month.
(i) Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards such as Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra etc.
(ii) Constant Attendant Allowance (CAA), matter to be examined by Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary(Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Posts, Health & Family welfare, Personnel & Training and Chairman Railway Board as members. Till a final decision is taken on the recommendation of the Committee, Constant Attendant Allowance shall be paid at the existing rates.

11. Where a pensioner is in receipt of Disabilityl Liberalized Disabilityl War Injury Pension, the minimum limit of Rs. 9000/- will be applicable to Service Pension/Service Element. Disability/ War Injury Element will be payable in addition to Service Pension/Service Element.

12. Additional Pension for Pensioners of age 80 years and above: The quantum of Additional Pension/Family Pension available to the old pensioners/family pensioners shall be as follows:-
The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly. For example, in case where a pensioner more than 80 years of age and hislher revised pension in terms Para 5.1 above is Rs.1000/-pm, the pension will be shown as (i) Basic pension: Rs 10000 and (ii) Additional Pension Rs 2000 p m (20% of revised basic pension Rs 10000). The pension on his/her attaining the age of 85 yrs will be shown as (i) Basic Pension = Rs 10000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs 3000 pm. Dearness relief will also be admissible on the additional pension available to old pensioners.

(Note: – The additional Pension will not be admissible on Disability Element Liberalized Disability Element / War Injury Element of Disability/Liberalized Disability/ War Injury Pension.)

13. Ex-gratia awards to Cadets in cases of disablement
The following ex-gratia award shall be payable subject to the same conditions as hitherto in force in the event of invalidment of a Cadet (Direct) on medical grounds due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training:-
(i) Payment of monthly ex-gratia award of Rs. 9000/- per month;
(ii) Payment of ex-gratia disability award @ Rs. 16200/- per month for 100% disability during the period of disablement. The amount will be reduced proportionately from the ex-gratia disability award in case the degree of disablement is less than 100%;

14. Dearness Relief: The revised Pension/Family Pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of Para 5.1 read with Para 6 and additional pension wherever payable under Para 12 above shall be treated as “Basic Pension” with effect from 1.1.2016 for the purpose of calculation of dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter by the Government.

15. Revision of Pension for employedlre-employed pensioners: The revision of pension in respect of employed/re-employed Commissioned Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank pensioners will also be carried out as per methodology provided in Para 5.1 ie. their Basic Pension as on 31.12.2015 will be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at revised Pension as on 01.01.2016. The revised pension so arrived at will be the Basic Pension with effect from 1.12016. However, Dearness Relief beyond 1.1.2016 will not be admissible to employed/re-employed Commissioned Officer pensioners and Personnel Below Officers Rank pensioners, whose pay on re-employment has been fixed above the minimum of scale of pay of the re~employed post during the period of employment/ re-employment.

16. Methodology for Implementation and Reporting

16.1. All Pension Disbursing Agencies handling disbursement of pension to the Defence Pensioners are hereby authorized to pay pension/family pension to existing pensioners/family pensioners at the revised rates in terms of Para 5.1 above without any further authorization from the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities.

16.2 It is considered desirable that the benefit of these orders should reach the pensioners as expeditiously as possible. To achieve this objective, it is directed that all Pension Disbursing Agencies should ensure that the revised pension and the arrears due to the pensioners in terms of Para 5.1 above is paid to the pensioners or credited to their account in one installment within two months from the date of issue of the letter.

16.3 A suitable entry regarding revised pension with effect from 1.1.2016 fixed in terms of Para 5.1 above, as the case may be, will be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Agencies in the Pension records of the pensioners viz. Pension Payment Order, Check Register/Pension Payment Scroll Register. An intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension may be sent by the Pension Disbursing Agencies to the Office of PCDA (P), Allahabad in prescribed Annexure to these orders so that records can be updated. A hard copy of the said Annexure-B may invariably be provided by the PDAs to the pensioners concerned for their information. An acknowledgement shall be obtained by the Pension Disbursing Agencies from Office of PCDA (Pensions), Allahabad in token of receipt of the requisite Annexure.

Miscellaneous Instructions

17. If a pensioner/family pensioner to whom benefit accrues under the provisions of this order, has already died before receiving the payment of arrears, the LTA will be disbursed in the following manner:
(i) If the claimant is already in receipt of Family Pension or happens to be the person in whose favour Family Pension already stands notified and the awardees has not become ineligible for any reason, the LTA under the provisions of this letter should be paid to such a claimant by the PDAs on their own.
(ii) If the claimant has already received LTA in the past in respect of the deceased to whom the benefit would have accrued, the LTA under the provisions of this letter should also be paid to such a claimant by the PDAs on their own.
(iii) If the claimant is a person other than the one mentioned at (i) & (ii). above, LTA will be paid to the legal heir/heirs as per extant Government orders.

18. No commutation will be admissible for the revised pension accruing as a result of this revision. The existing amount of pension commuted, if any, would continue to be deducted from the revised pension while making monthly disbursements.

19. Revision of Pension/Family Pension under these orders will not affect the amount of Retirement Gratuity/ Death Gratuity already determined and paid to the pensioners/ family pensioners with reference to rules in force at the time of discharge/death.

20. Any overpayment of pension coming to the notice or under process of recovery shall be adjusted in full by the Pension Disbursing Agencies against arrears becoming due on revision of pension on the basis of these orders.

21. The revision of pension/ family pension of Defence pensioners arrived in the above manner shall be subject to the findings and recommendation of the committee set up with the approval of the Cabinet to examine the feasibility of increment based formulation recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension and decision of the Government thereon if any.

22. These orders issue with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 10(6A)/2016/FIN/PEN dated 29.10.2016

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(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://www.desw.gov.in/


7th CPC revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners

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7th CPC Defence Pension Calculation Method with Illustrations

DESW Order No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) Dated on 29.10.2016, Annexure-A (Refer Para 5.1)

Illustrations:-
(i) Pensioner ‘A’ retired as Col. (T8) at last pay drawn of Rs. 48730/- plus Grade pay Rs. 8700/- plus MSP Rs. 6000/- on 30.9.2009 under the 6Ih CPC regime in Pay Band-IV.

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Calculation Methodology of Pension Revision for Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners

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Calculation Methodology of Pension Revision for Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 Will Continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee 

The Government Order for implementation of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners has been issued on 29.10.2016. As per the order, for the pre 1.1.2016pensioners, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the basic pension/basic family pension as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC.

The implementation of 7th CPC recommendation relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid pending decision on the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee.

Source: PIB News

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Honour the decision or we shall go on path of struggle – Secy/Staff side to Government of India

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Honour the decision or we shall go on path of struggle – Secy/Staff side to Government of India

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2016 
Dated: October 26, 2016
Hon’ble Minister for Finance,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
We solicit your kind reference to the discussions; the representatives of the Staff Side JCM had with you on 30th June 2016 in the wake of impending strike action that was to commence from 11th July 2016. Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, your goodself, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Hon’ble MoSR, Shri Manoj Sinha, on having detailed deliberations with the Staff Side, had appreciated that, the Central Government employees were not generally happy with the decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June 2016, while accepting the recommendations of the 7th CPC, particularly in the matter of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula. After detailed discussions it was agreed by your goodself and other Hon’ble Ministers present in the meeting that, the government would address the grievances of the employees, whereupon the NJCA had decided to defer the “Indefinite Strike”. Accordingly, a committee was set-up to consider the demand of Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula with a mandate to finalize its report within four months.

We (Staff Side) interacted with the said committee, headed by Shri P.K. Das, Addl. Secretary(Expenditure), on 24.10.2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that, the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that, the committee is dilly-dallying the issue.

We are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the Staff Side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issues of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

We have full trust and believe that, the government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30.06.2016 in your benign presence, and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated timeframe in a satisfactory manner.

It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.

With Kind Regards!

Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Cabinet approves Dearness Allowance to CG employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

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Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

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Government of India
Cabinet

27-October-2016 15:55 IST

Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs.3748.06 crore. About 50.68 lakh Government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners will be benefitted.

Union Cabinet may approve 2% DA today

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 Cabinet may approve 2% DA tomorrow

Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016 is likely to be approved in the Union Cabinet Meeting to be held on tomorrow(27.10.2016).

As per the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission on Dearness Allowance formula, Central Government is all set to declare 2% Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to be effective from July 1, 2016.

Table of AICPIN – All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers BY 2001-100 from Jan 2016 to Jun 2016 are indicated in the table with average of 261.4

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Report on Allowance Committee and Standing Committee Meeting - Confederation

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Disappointing Outcome of Meeting with Group of Senior Officers – Confederation
CIRCULAR DATED 26TH OCTOBER 2016

REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA
2ND MEETING OF THE GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS WITH JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE

DISAPPOINTING

2nd Meetings of the Group of Senior Officers (Constituted as per the assurance given by Group of Minister to NJCA) to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission, was held with JCM (NC) staff side on 24.10.2016 at 4 PM. The staff side explained in detail the justification for modification in the minimum pay and fitment formula, which was already explained in the memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015 and also in the presentation made before Joint Secretary Implementation Cell and Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary.

From the response of the Senior Officers, it is not clear whether they are mandated to submit a proposal on increasing the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula to Government, as assured by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016. Eventhough, the time frame of four months is almost over, the urgency and seriousness was lacking on the part of the Group of officers. It seems that that Government is adopting a delaying tactics or to deny the assured increase. Perhaps, they may recommend an increase in minimum pay and fitment formula at a later date, but it is quite uncertain.

Confederation National Secretariat after reviewing these developments has decided to intensify the campaign and agitational programmes demanding the Government to honour its assurance given to NJCA leadership and also to settle the 20 point charter of demands. Make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme a grand success. Ensure maximum participation of employees in the 15th December 2016 massive Parliament March. Get ready for strike.

ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON DOP&T SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES
Meeting of the Allowance Committee to discuss the DOP&T Specific allowances was held on 25.10.2016. Secretary, Department of Personnel Chaired the meeting. Important allowances like Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Dress Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Patient Care Allowance, Family planning Allowance, Risk Allowance etc. are discussed. The Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and interacted with staff side on certain points. No commitment on any allowance was given.

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL – STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
The JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel was held on 25.10.2016. All agenda items were discussed. Some of the items are – JCM functioning, Compassionate appointments, amendment to the definition of anomaly, Changing MACP conditions, Ex-Servicemen pay fixation, Pay fixation option on promotion after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016, GDS bonus enhancement to 7000/-, casual labour regularization and bonus enhancement, filling up of vacancies, upgradation of LDCs to UDCs, one time relaxation of LTC-80 availed by air by purchasing tickets from other than authorized agents, Restoration of Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance and Advance of leave salary, grant of entry pay recommended by 6th CPC to the promotes, reimbursement of actual medical expenditure incurred by the employees in a recognised hospital etc.

Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and clarified certain points. No final decision was taken on any of the agenda items. Gist published below. Minutes will be published later. It was informed that based on the discussion, each item will be examined further and decision will be taken.

AUTONOMOUS BODIES – EXTENSION OF 7TH CPC REVISED PAY STRUCTURE AND PENSIONARY BENEFITS
The issue was raised in the JCM Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 by the staff side. The official side informed that an overall review regarding the performance and financial viability etc. of each Autonomous body is being carried out by the Government. Only after completing the process decision regarding extension of 7th CPC revised pay structure and pensionary benefits, Bonus etc. will be taken. Extension of the benefits depends upon the policy decision of the Government. Hence the official side has not told any time frame for final decision. It is likely to be delayed.

Confederation has already included the demands of the employees of the autonomous bodies in its 20 point charter of demands. All Unions/Associations/Federation and employees of all autonomous bodies are requested to understand the gravity of the situation and make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme and 15th December 2016 Parliament March a grand success. Join the Parliament March with your flags, banners and placard with demands. Let the Government understand the discontentment and protest of employees and pensioners of Autonomous bodies. There is no short-cut to get our justified demand accepted by the Government.

GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT TO 7000
This issue was discussed in the JCM Standing Committee meeting as a notified agenda. The official side informed that the file is still under process in the Finance Ministry and a decision is yet to be taken. Once the approval of the Finance Ministry is given the proposal is to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

All affiliates and C-O-Cs are once again requested to extend full support and solidarity to the proposed Postal Strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding bonus calculation ceiling limit enhancement to 7000/- for GDS and immediate payment of revised wages to casual labourers from 01.01.2006. Conduct solidarity demonstration in front of important Postal/RMS office on 9th & 10th November 2016.

GIST OF THE JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 25.11.2016

Meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel. Items discussed and outcome is given below.

1. JCM FUNCTIONING : Decision: After discussion Secretary (P), assured that the JCM would be activated and steps may be taken to hold regular meetings of JCM at National and Departmental level.

2. COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT: Decision: The demand of the staff side to remove 5% ceiling would be considered after studying the various. Supreme Court Judgments and the decisions of previous National Council JCM meetings.

3. RESTORATION OF INTEREST FREE ADVANCES WITHDRAWN BY THE GOVERNMENT BASED ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS: Decision: The demand of the staff side to restore Festival advance, Natural Calamity advance and leave salary advance will be examined further.

4. AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “ANOMALY” Decision: The proposal given by the staff side would be considered is consultation with Department of Expenditure.

5. FIXATION OF PAY OF RE-EMPLOYED EX-SERVICEMEN: Decision: – The anomalies in the fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-Servicemen is under consideration of DOP&T.

6. OPTION FOR THOSE TO BE PROMOTED AFTER 25.07.2016, I.E. AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF CS (REVISED PAY) RULES 2016: Decision: – This issue would be considered by the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC.

7. WITHDRAWL OF NEW CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT OF MACP & GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: Decision: The demand of the Staff Side for withdrawal of “Very Good” grading would be re-examined. Regarding justification of MACP on Promotional hierarchy all the points submitted alongwith the Note on agenda items by staff side was discussed in detail. The official side agreed to examine issue further based on the points raised by the staff side.

8. BONUS CEILING TO BE RAISED TO 7000 FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAK EMPLOYEES OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT: Decision: – Revision of Bonus ceiling for GDS and Casual Labourers would be considered by Department of Expenditure.

9. REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS : Decision: The proposal of the staff side for regularization of all casual labourers would be considered after considering various Supreme Court judgements.

10. FILLING UP OF EXISTING VACANT POSTS: Decision: – Since there is no ban on recruitment, vacancies can be filled up. Instructions in this regard will be issued once again.

11. UPGRADATION OF THE POSTS OF LOWER DIVISION CLERKS TO UPPER DIVISION CLERKS : Decision: The demand of the staff side would be considered in consultation with other Ministries.

12. GRANT OF ONE TIME RELAXATION TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE AVAILED LTC-80 AND TRAVELLED BY AIR BY PURCHASING TICKETS FROM OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED AGENCIES : Decision: – The proposal of Ministry of Defence in this regard is under examination of DOP&T

13. GRANT OF ENTRY PAY RECOMMENDED BY 6TH CPC TO THE PROMOTEES UNDER THE PROVISION OF CCS (RP) RULES 2008. : Decision: – The Judgment of Chennai CAT and Principal Bench New Delhi would be examined by DOP&T and Department of Expenditure.

14. REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE EMPLOYEES IN A RECOGNIZED HOSPITAL.: Decision: – A separate meeting would be held by the Health Ministry with the staff side to discuss this demand.

Some more items related to Ministry of Defence was also discussed.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

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Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) submitted its report to the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, here today. The Central Government had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

The judicial committee had held hearings at around 20 cities/towns across the country and interacted with cross sections of Ex-Servicemen as well as their associations. The committee also received 704 representations from individuals and various Ex-Servicemen associations and had held extensive interactions with all stakeholders before submitting its report.

Source: PIB News

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Brief of the meeting of the Committee on Allowances held on 25.10.2016 - NC JCM Staff Side

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Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2016
Dated: October 25, 2016
All Constituents of NC/JCM

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today

A meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council(JCM) was held today under the Chairmanship of Secretary(DoP&T), wherein Staff Side(JCM) shown anguish against total collapse of the JCM Machinery.

The Secretary(DoP&T), who is also Chairman of the NC/JCM Standing Committee, assured that, he would try to improve functioning of the JCM Machinery as a whole.

In the said meeting, the agenda sent to the DoP&T for the meeting of the NC/JCM Standing Committee was discussed in detail, and on most of the items reply of the DoP&T was “the issue will be examined”.

Subsequently, in the meeting of the Committee on Allowances, held today, the allowances pertaining to the DoP&T, particularly Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Unreported Allowance, Small Family Allowance, Risk Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Uniform(Dress) Allowance, were discussed in detail.

It was assured by the Secretary(DoP&T) that, the issues raised by the Staff Side(JCM) would be taken up in the Allowance Committee meeting.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Meeting held on 7th CPC issues under the chairmanship of Addl: Secretary (Exp), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance – reg.

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Meeting held on 7th CPC issues under the chairmanship of Addl: Secretary (Exp), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance – reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railways

No.NFIR/7th CPC(imp)/2016 (MoF)
Dated: 24/10/2016
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear brother,

Sub: Meeting held on 7th CPC issues under the chairmanship of Addl: Secretary (Exp), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance – reg.

A meeting was held between the Addl Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Staff Side, NC/JCM (Standing Committee Members) at Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi, this day 24/10/2016. In the said meeting, discussions were held on “Revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor”. The JCM Standing Committee members have explained elaborately and urged for quick action for the revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

The Official Side stated that attempts will be made to find a way out for resolving both the issues. On behalf of NFIR, the meeting was attended by JCM (Staff Side) leader M.Raghavaiah, Standing Committee members S/Shri Guman Singh, R.P.Bhatnagar and K.S.Murty.

Yours frateranlly,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Brief of the meeting held today with Addl. Secretary (Exp.), Deptt. of Exp., MoF(Govt. of India) to discuss the recommendations of the 7th CPC

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Brief of the meeting held today with Addl. Secretary (Exp.), Deptt. of Exp., MoF(Govt. of India) to discuss the recommendations of the 7th CPC

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2016
Dated: October 24, 2016
All Constituents of NC/JCM

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with Addl. Secretary (Exp.), Deptt. of Exp., MoF(Govt. of India) to discuss the recommendations of the 7th CPC

A meeting was held today between the Addl. Secretary (Exp.), Deptt. of Exp., MoF(Govt. of India) and Staff Side, National Council(JCM), to discuss the issues of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

The Staff Side explained in detail about the amendments required in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

The Official Side mentioned that, they are trying to find out some solution to resolve the issues of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula raised by the Staff Side.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
NC/JCM & Convener

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Commutation of Pension as per 7th CPC – DPPW issued orders on 24.10.2016

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Commutation of Pension as per 7th CPC – DPPW issued orders on 24.10.2016

Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th CPC – Option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension

F.No.42/14/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 24th Oct, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th CPC – Option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension.

The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government’s decision on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission, orders have been issued for revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension etc. vide this Department’s OM 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 04.08.2016. In para of the said OM, it has been mentioned that there will be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

2. As per Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, an applicant who has commuted a percentage of his final pension and after commutation his pension has been revised and enhanced retrospectively as a result of Government’s decision, the applicant shall be paid the difference between the commuted value determined with reference to enhanced pension and the commuted value already authorised. For the payment of difference, the applicant shall not be required to apply afresh.

3. References have been received in this Department that many pensioners who retired after 01.01.2016 and have drawn pension/commuted value of pension based on their pre-revised pay/pension do not wish to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on revision of pay/pension on implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC. the matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), It has been decided that those pensioners who retired from 01.01.2016 till 04.08.2016 i.e. the date of issue of orders for revised pay/pension based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC may be given an option, in relaxation of Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, not to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on revision of pay/pension on implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC. The Cases where the additional pension after 7th CPC has already been commuted will not be re-opened.

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

5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure ID No.192/E.V/2016, dated 30.09.2016.

sd/-
(Suiasha Choudhury)
Director(Pension)


Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Why the DA from July 2016 is not announced yet ?

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Why the DA from July 2016 is not announced yet ?

All the Central Government Employees wonder why there is so much delay in announcing the DA from July 2016, the first instalment of Dearness Allowance in 7th CPC.

The silence of the Federations in the Dearness Allowance issue is not understandable. The way the present Government deal with the issues related to central government Employees is unacceptable. But it seems that the Staff Associations lost its vigour to fight with the Government to settle the genuine issues pertaining to Central Government Employees.

Already the fate of the Allowances is not known. To Everyone’s Surprise, the Government is not ready to say anything about Dearness Allowance, as there is none to ask them about why the DA has not been announced. If the Federation know the reason for the delay of announcing the DA from July 2016, they bound to tell the CG Staffs the reason behind the inordinate delay.

Whether it is 3% or 2% whatever it may be , but Dearness Allowance announcement should be made in time. The morale of the employee should not be let down. Because low morale can lead to poor cooperation, low productivity.

Source: Gservants.com

Monday, October 24, 2016

7th CPC HRA – Allowance Committee Meeting Proposal for House Rent Allowance

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7th CPC HRA – Allowance Committee Meeting Proposal for House Rent Allowance

Sources said that the Allowance Committee Meeting has finalized a proposal on HRA. It will be finalized in the Meeting held on 25th October 2016. It is said that the proposed Meeting under the Chairmanship of DOPT Secretary (P) with the Secretary Staff Side, NC (JCM) is to firm up the view on various allowances pertaining to Department of Personnel & Training.

This Meeting is conducted as per the decision of Allowance Committee Meeting held on 1-9-2016. The meeting to finalize the allowances pertaining to DOPT has been scheduled to be held on 25th October 2016.

The Reliable Sources said that the Official Side are in the view of increasing HRA by 1 Stage to reach 30% , 20% and 10% .

The pay Commission recommended HRA at the rates initially from 24%, 16%, and 8 % and whenever DA reaches 50% it will be increased to 27%, 18% and 9% and Finally after DA reaches 100% the HRA will be revised to 30% , 20% and 10% for X,Y and Z cities respectively.

The NCJCM has demanded in its Memorandum submitted to the 7th Pay Commission that 60%, 40% and 20% HRA to be recommended for X,Y and Z cities.

The Pay Commission totally ignored this demand and recommended reduction of rates from Sixth CPC. Since it is Co related with DA , it will be increased after two stages to 30%, 20% and 10% after DA reaches 50% and 100%.

The sources said that now it is proposed to start the HRA rates initially from 27%, 18% and 9% and after DA reaches 50% the House Rent Allowance will be revised to 30%, 20% and 10% for X,Y and Z cities respectively.

Pension for Principals of KVS who retired before 01.01.2006 – MHRD Orders

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Pension for Principals of KVS who retired before 01.01.2006 – MHRD Orders

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners vide 0M No.F.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013

F.No.3-44/2016-UT.2
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of School Education & Literacy
UT-2 Section

To
The Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jit Singh Marg,
New Delhi- 110016

New Delhi, dated 18th October, 2016

Subject:- Revision of pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners vide 0M No.F.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013-reg.

I am directed to refer to KVS’s letter No.1-1/2015/KVS/JC(Fin) dated 26.05.2016 on the subject mentioned above and to clarify that in respect of the Principals of KVS who retired before 01.01.2006, their pension arid family pension would have to be fixed with respect to the amounts indicated in Column 9 and 10 of the Annexure to D/o P&PW 0M dated 28.01.9013 corresponding to the scale of pay applicable prior to 01.01.2006 i.e. Rs.12600/- and Rs.7560/- respectively. Same criteria would hold good in respect of other category of employees also.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

Second Meeting of Group of Senior Officers to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission

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Second Meeting of Group of Senior Officers to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission

STANDING COMMITTEE STAFF SIDE MEETING AT 11:30 AM ON 24th OCTOBER 2016 AND STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING WITH GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS AT 04:00 PM ON 24th OCTOBER 2016.

All Standing Committee Members
of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM

Sir,

I am directed to enclosed herewith a letter No. 30-4/2016-IC dated 21.10.2016 from Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) for your kind information please

And your kind attention is invited to this office mail dated 11.10.2016 now it has been decided to hold Internal Meeting of the Standing Committee members of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM at 11.30 AM in place of 3.30 PM on 24th October 2016 in JCM Office.

You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting on the date and time mentioned above.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

(Shiv Gopal Mishra)

No.30-4/2016-IC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell)

Room No.215, Hotel Ashok,
Chankyapuri, New Delhi,
Dated: 21.10.2016

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary,
National Council (Staff Side), JCM
13C, Feroz Shah Road,
New Delhi

Subject: Second Meeting of Group of Senior Officers to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission – regarding.

I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 17th October 2016 and to inform that the meeting under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (Expenditure), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, which was scheduled for 24th October 02.00 PM will now be held at 04.00 PM on the same i.e. 24th October 2016 in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi to discuss the grievances arising out of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and their implementation.

2. All other contents of the letter remain the same.

3. You are also requested to send the names of the members of Standing Committee of National Conucl (Staff Side), JCM who will be attending the aforesaid meeting by todays evening.

Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Abhay N.Sahay)
Under Secretary (IC)

Source: Confederation

Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay – Computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits

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Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay – Computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

E(P&A)II-2012/DC/JCM/1
New Delhi, Dated 17.10.2016
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055

Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basci Pay w.e.f. 01.04.2004 – computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits – reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII dated 05.09.2016

I am directed to refer to your letter dated 05.09.2016 wherein the Federation has mentioned that Northern Railway has vide letter 720/EW/Misc/Union-Items/2015/E.IV/Loose dated 16.11.2015 correctly computed the emoluments of Running Staff with reference to Dearness Allowance and 30% thereon for the purpose of allowing the retirement benefits to those Running Staff who had retired during the period 01.04.2004 and 31.12.2005.

The matter has been examined in Baord’s office and its observed that the methodology for computation contained in Northern Railway’s letter referred to above, is not in conformity with the instructions on the matter as laid down in Baord’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/RS-13 dated 12.10.2004, Northern Railway has accordingly been advised to take immediate corrective action in the matter vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2014/RS-24 dated 22.07.2016.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
For Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to Firefighting Staff

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Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to Firefighting Staff

No.AB-14017/15/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17th Oct, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to Firefighting Staff.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para.7.7.24 of the report of 7th CPC wherein it has been recommended for drafting of Model Recruitment Rules for the Firefighting Staff of all Central Government Departments and UTs with similar designation and pay structure.

2. In view of the above it is requested to furnish information on the following points:
I. Whether Firefighting Staff is existing, if yes, the hierarchy and the strength in each grade/level thereof;

II. Copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for all the levels.

III. Comments on the recommendations of 7th CPC.

(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR-II)


Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Report of the Seventh CPC : Analysis and Recommendations

7.7.24 It is observed that the hierarchical structure of the Firefighting Staff in different organisations varies considerably. The Commission feels that there is a need for a unified and standard hierarchical structure/pattern for the Firefighting Staff considering that there is similarity in their nature of duties irrespective of the organisation. Thus it recommends drafting of Model Recruitment Rules for the Firefighting Staff of all Central Government Departments and UTs with similar designation and pay structure. Replacement pay levels are recommended till such time that model Recruitment Rules are drafted and finalised. However, taking into account the risk and hardship faced by these employees, an allowance based on cell R2H3 [Level >=9: ₹3,400 pm, Level <=8: ₹2,700 pm] of the Risk and Hardship matrix is recommended for them.

Friday, October 21, 2016

4600 GP in MACP to Industrial Workers - MoD Orders on 19.10.2016

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4600 GP in MACP to Industrial Workers - MoD Orders on 19.10.2016

4600 Grade Pay for Industrial Employees – MoD Order on 19.10.2016 – Ministry of Defence I.D.No.11(S)/2009- D(Civ-l) dated 19 October, 2016

Restructuring of cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendations of 6th CPC – clarification regarding

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D (Civ-I)

Subject: – Restructuring of cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in 6th CPC modification of recommendations of CPC – clarification regarding.

In continuation of Ministry of Defence I.D. of even No. dated 06th February 2014, on the subject mentioned above, it has been decided that the “Skilled” Workers who were already drawing the pay scale of Chargeman (Rs.5000-8000) viz, the promotion post of Highly Skilled/MCM, upto 31.12.2005 under ACPS, will also be considered for further financial upgradations, if due, in the next Grade Pay (Rs. 4600/-) in the hierarchy of Grade Pays, as available to Highly Skilled Workers/MCM.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Defence Finance vide their Dy. No.185/AG/PB dated 18 October 2016.

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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: www.mod.gov.in

3 Options may be allowed for revision of 7th CPC Pension - NC JCM Staff Side

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3 Options may be allowed for revision of 7th CPC Pension - NC JCM Staff Side

“The Pre-2016 Pensioners/family pensioners may be allowed to choose any one of the beneficial option among three proposal,  alternative suggestion given by the NC JCM Staff Side to the Official Side”

Meeting of the Committee set up to examine the feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners-reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No.IV/NC/JCM/COR

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dated: 17/10/2016
MESSAGE

Brother,
Sub: Meeting of the Committee set up to examine the feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners-reg.

Meeting with the Government on 7th CPC recommendation for determination of pay in the case of pre-2016 pensioners, examination of the feasibility of option No.1, was held today at 10:00 hrs.

The Official Side again stressed that option No.1 is not feasible of implementation because of non-availability of records of lot many retirees. However, after discussion the Staff Side welcomed the
alternative suggested by Official Side in the meeting held on 06th October 2016 and, gave following suggestions.

“The Pensioners/family pensioners may be allowed to choose any one of the following three options:-

(a) 2.57 time of the present pension if that is beneficial.

(b) Option No.1. Recommended by the 7th CPC, if that is beneficial for them.

(c) to determine the Pension on the basis of the suggestion placed by the Pension Department on 6.10.2016 i.e. extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by the 5th CPC (viz. arriving at notional pay in the 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and consequent pension fixation) to all pre-20I6 Pensioners/family pensioners, if that becomes beneficial to them.”

The Official Side gave assurance to examine the proposal.

Shri Guman Singh, President attended the meeting on behalf of NFIR.

Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Grant of Dearness Allowance With effect from 1.7.2016 - NC JCM writes to the Finance Secretary

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Grant of Dearness Allowance With effect from 1.7.2016 - NC JCM writes to the Finance Secretary

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council(Staff Side)
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi -110001
E Mail : nc.jcrn.np@gmail.com

No.NC.JCM-2016/Fin.(DA)
October 18, 2016
The Secretary,
Govt of India
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance With effect from 1.7.2016 — Reg.

Dear Sir
We refer to our letter of even No.NC/JCM/2016 dated September 6, 2016 wherein we have requested for an amendment to the existing formula of DA computation, necessitated by the revision of Pay with effect from 01.01.2016. We hope that you must have caused the matter to be examined.

We are prepared to call on the officer concerned, if there is any ambiguity in our contention. Since the normal date for issuance of DA order was in September, we shall he grateful if a decision in the matter is taken urgently.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

Pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners to choose beneficial option – Alternative suggestion given by NC JCM Staff Side

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Pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners to choose beneficial option – Alternative suggestion given by NC JCM Staff Side

Meeting of the Committee set up to examine the feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners-reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No.IV/NC/JCM/COR
Dated: 17/10/2016
The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

MESSAGE

Brother,
Sub: Meeting of the Committee set up to examine the feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners-reg.

Meeting with the Government on 7th CPC recommendation for determination of pay in the case of pre-2016 pensioners, examination of the feasibility of option No.1, was held today at 10:00 hrs.

The Official Side again stressed that option No.1 is not feasible of implementation because of non-availability of records of lot many retirees. However, after discussion the Staff Side welcomed the
alternative suggested by Official Side in the meeting held on 06th October 2016 and, gave following suggestions.

“The Pensioners/family pensioners may be allowed to choose any one of the following three options:-

(a) 2.57 time of the present pension if that is beneficial.

(b) Option No.1. Recommended by the 7th CPC, if that is beneficial for them.

(c) to determine the Pension on the basis of the suggestion placed by the Pension Department on 6.10.2016 i.e. extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by the 5th CPC (viz. arriving at notional pay in the 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and consequent pension fixation) to all pre-20I6 Pensioners/family pensioners, if that becomes beneficial to them.”

The Official Side gave assurance to examine the proposal.

Shri Guman Singh, President attended the meeting on behalf of NFIR.

Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

7th CPC Arrears for Defence Personnel – 10% of Basic Pay plus DA 125% on ad-hoc basis

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7th CPC Arrears for Defence Personnel – 10% of Basic Pay plus DA 125% on ad-hoc basis

Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award

No.1(11)/2016/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 10th October, 2016
To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award.

Sir,
Government of India have promulgated vide Resolution No.1(6)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 05 Sept 2016 and No.1(7)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 05th September, 2016 accepting the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission in so far as they relate to pay of Service Officers, MNS Officers, JCOs/ORs, NCs(E) including DSC Personnel. Since fixation of pay and consequent calculation of arrears may take some time, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of arrears on an ad-hoc basis, @ 10% of existing Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance @ 125%.

2. Payment of the above ad-hoc amounts will be made only to those personnel who were in service as on 01 Jan. 2016 and continue to be in service thereafter. The pay being drawn as on 01 Jan 16 would be reckoned for calculating the arrears. Pay for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band, Grade Pay, Gp X Pay, MSP and NPA as applicable along with 125% DA thereon. Over-payment, if any, would be adjusted against the pay and allowances due. The amount so paid will be adjusted against the final computation of arrears on the revised pay scales.

3. Expenditure on account of payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis is debitable to the Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 101.A(C)1 of the Army and corresponding head of account of the Navy and Air Force.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.400-PA dated 10.10.2016.

Your faithfully,
sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: http://mod.gov.in

AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON 25.10.2016

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AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON 25.10.2016


Ref: Confdn/Standing Committee/2016-17
Dated – 15.10.2016
To,
Com Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary, Staff Side, NC/JCM
13-C, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi -110001

Dear Comrade
We have seen the items already sent to the Govt for discussion in the Standing Committee of Meeting which include

JCM function 2. Compassionate Appointment 3.Non implementation of decisions taken at 46th Meeting of the National Council 4. Reduction of one day PLB in defence establishment, 5. LTC-relaxation of air travel, 6. HRA for those who vacated govt quarters, 7. Restoring interest free advances, 8. Entry pay for promotees, 9. Grant of 3rd MACP, 10. Dental treatment, 11.Income criteria for dependants, 12. Re-imbursement of actual medical expenses, 13. Carry forward of Earned Leave

We send herewith the following items for inclusion in the agenda we shall be grateful if the same is forwarded to the official side urgently.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

1. Amendment to the definition of anomaly as notified by Government in the orders of constitution of anomaly committees at various level.

The DOPT&T has notified the definition of anomaly arising from the 7th CPC recommendation vide their OM No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th August 2016 as under:
“(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases

(a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle of the policy enunciated by the 7th Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason, and

(b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Band Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS (RP) Rules 2016 is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules”

The Anomaly normally arises due to the recommendation of the Pay Commission having been acted upon without going into the ramification of such action on similarly placed employees in various other organisations.
In this connection, we may refer to the OM No. 19/97-JCA, DOP&T, dated the February 6, 1998 where the anomaly was defined as under, on reaching an agreement between the Staff Side and the Group of Ministers on 11.9.1997.
“(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases:

(a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical/horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the Fifth Central Pay Commission Report in a manner leading to grave dissatisfaction and adverse impact on efficiency;

(b) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle of the policy enunciated by the 7th Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason, and

(c) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Band Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS (RP) Rules 2016 is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rule

(d) Where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate”.

We request that the definition of anomaly may be replaced with what is stated in the OM dated February 6, 1998.

2. Withdraw the stringent conditions unilaterally imposed by Government for grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) promotion and grant MACP on promotional hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrant to the cadre for grant of MACP. The pre-appointment induction training period may be counted as regular service for grant of MACP as it is counted for increment.

It was in the background of extreme stagnation, especially in the lower cadres, the 5th CPC was approached for a promotional scheme which must not be linked with vacancies but on time bound basis. The 5th CPC in appreciation of the genuine aspirations of the low paid employees as also taking into account the practice followed in Government services of cetain State Govts introduced the ACP scheme assuring minimum two financial upgradations (promotions) in the service career of a person. The ACP, as is known when granted, does not make the incumbent to function in a post with higher responsibility but continue to be in same cadre/grade but with higher remuneration.
The 6th CPC did not make any great deviation of the scheme. But the Govt., acceding to the demand of the Staff Side, improved the 2 time-bound promotions as 3 promotions under the MACP scheme. However, while issuing the orders the scheme was made applicable, unlike ACP, only Grade Pay based financial upgradation as recommended by the 6th CPC. Between 2006-11, the Staff Side had pointed out on innumerable occasions, the anomalies the said decision created and having obtained no redressal the employees were driven to courts, whose decisions were not allowed to be given effect to.

The 7th CPC recommendations gave the impression that it has appreciated the concern of Staff Side and had suggested for a cadre hierarchy based MACP scheme. The order issued by the DOPT on 27.9.2016 belies that in as much as it is stated in Para 3.2 as under:

“The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the Pay Matrix as given in Part A of Schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Thus the level in the Pay Matrix at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive levels in the Pay Matrix, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher level in the Pay Matrix attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the convened cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion”.
Besides, the Govt. has accepted the recommendation of 7th CPC in Para 5.1.45 making Bench-mark of ‘very good’ as the primary criterion for MACP.
We request that the order making MACP level bases hierarchy instead of cadre based hierarchy must be rescinded as the changed scheme has been less beneficial to large number of employees compared to ACP and it has given rise to anomalies in Pay between two schemes of employees in the same cadre.




Secondly, the stipulation of Benchmark “Very Good” for MACP is untenable and the MACP is only financial upgradation and does not devolve any additional responsibility and the individual concerned continues to function in the same grade and cadre even after grant of MACP. It may also be noted that “Very Good” is not a bench mark even today for promotion in Gr B and C cadres. 
When the intention is only financial upgradation in view of the long number of years one has put in, the stipulation of Bench March “Very Good” is wrong and deserves to be withdrawn.
Two other issues requiring consideration and acceptable are:

(1) The personnel promoted to a cadre bases on examination must be treated as new direct entrant to that cadre and MACP to be related with the date of entry to that cadre;
(2) The pre-appointment induction training period is to be counted as regular service period for the purpose of MACP.

3. Removal of ambiguity in fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-Servicemen and grant of the same benefit extended to Commissioned officers to personnel Below officers Rank also.
The pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Service men who held the rank below commissioned officers/Group A at the time of their re-employment is not carried out in many departments as per Government orders on the subject issued from time to time due to misinterpretation/wrong clarification by the administrative authorities. The re-employed Ex-service men personnel below the officers Rank are being deprived the minimum pay of the post from which they are retired from Army, instead their pay is fixed at the minimum of the re-employed post only, whereas those who retired as commissioned officers/Group A is extended differential treatment and their pay is fixed at a higher stage due to their past service benefit. Fresh orders/amendments be issued free from any scope for misinterpretation/ambiguity, clearly mentioning the fixation of pay of the re-employed Ex-Service men belonging to below officer rank, at the same stage as the last pay drawn before retirement from army, ignoring the entire portion of pension since the pension is minuscule and not even enough to lead a decent living.

4. Permission to opt for pay fixation in the Revised pay structure on a date after the date of issue of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 notification (25.07.2016) in case of employees whose promotion become due after 25.07.2006.
As per the clarification issued by Department of Expenditure (Implementation cell) on 29th September 2016, in case and employee is promoted or upgraded to the higher pay structure (in the pre-revised pay structure) he may be permitted to exercise revised option as per FR 22 (i) (a) (i) to have his pay fixed under the Revised Pay Rules 2016, from the date of such promotion/upgradation or from the date of next increment. As per this rule and employee who is promoted/upgraded on 24.07.2016 (one day before the date of issue of notification) can opt for fixation of his revised pay on the date of next increment which falls on 01.07.2017. This facility is available only for those employees who are promoted before 25.07.2016 (date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016). If an employee is due for promotion on 26.07.2016 (one day after the date of notification) he cannot opt to fix his revised pay under the CCS (RP) Rules 2016 on the date of next increment i.e. 01.07.2017. This is a clear case of discrimination and amounts to creation of a class within a class. Hence the option for fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules 2016 from the date of next increment, may be extended to the employees who are due for promotion after the date of issue of notification i.e. 25.07.2016 also.

5. Extension of the benefit of bonus calculation ceiling enhancement to Rs. 7000/- to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Postal department also.
The above benefit is yet to be granted to the GraminDakSevaks for want of approval of the Finance Ministry. The GDS Committee constituted to revise the wages and service conditions of GDS has already recommended to grant enhanced ceiling of Rs. 7,000/- to GDS also and their suggestion is pending with the Govt. for action. We request that orders enhancing the ceiling limit to RS 7,000/- may be issued immediately.

6. Regularise the services of casual labourers by absorbing them against vacant posts of MTS as one time measure.
Casual and contingent workers were engaged by various Departments to cope up the regular work especially in the period when the Ban on Recruitment/creation of posts was in operation. Such appointments had become necessary to ensure that the work does not suffer and the public at large are not put to difficulties. There had been despite the directive issued by DOPT in the past banning such engagement of casual labour. Over the years their number has increased manifold. These employees have put in several years of service. The omnibus order banning he recruitment does not spell out as to how the work assigned especially in operational and public dealing departments are to be carried out. Presently due to either delay on the part of the recruiting agency or for such unforeseen reasons in various departments, MTS posts are lying vacant and contract workers are engaged. The case of those who were employed against vacancies of permanent and perennial nature of jobs for regularization cannot be denied except in violation of the existing labour laws or on unethical ground. To address this, the DOPT must draw up a scheme for regularization of eligible candidates in Government service as a onetime measure.

7. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner
Inspite of lifting of ban on filling up of vacant posts from 2010 onwards, in many departments posts are not being filled and an undeclared ban is in existence. The 7th CPC has stated that there are about six lakhs vacant posts in central services. Non-filling up of vacant posts has adversely affected the efficiency of many departments. Further many promotions posts are lying vacant due to abnormal delay in convening DPCs. Strict instructions may be issued to all departments to initiate action to fill up all vacant posts on top priority basis and also to convene the DPCs regularly for granting promotion to eligible officials.

8. Abolish and upgrade all posts of Lower Division clerks (LDCs) to Upper Division Clerks (UDCs).
The cadre of Lower Division Clerks in Govt of India service has now become redundant as many of the jobs assigned to them are part of the duty list of MTS and the rest is also assigned to UDCs. The abolition of Gr. D cadres and introduction of MTS with certain clerical functions and computerised functioning in all organisations of GOI have made the cadre presently superfluous. As pointed out, the UDCs whose educational qualification is Graduation has overlapping functions of LDCs. Major Deptt. of the Govt of India recognising this fact has reduced the cadre strength of LDCs. We therefore request that the existing No. of LDC posts in Government may be upgraded as one time measure as UDCs and the posts of LDCs totally abolished.

Shri D. K. Sengupta
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Ministry of Personnel PG and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub: – Agenda items for meeting of the JCM (NC) Standing Committee

Ref: – Your letter No. F. No. 3/3/2019-JCA-I dated 27.09.2016 addressed to Secretary, Staff Side

I forward herewith 8 additional items for inclusion in the agenda for the Standing Committee meeting slated for 25th October 2016.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary, Staff Side

Source: Confederation Blog


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