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Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)

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Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.

No.7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New De1hi-110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their OM No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No.38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.

2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. Note No.1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.

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

5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1_2004.

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(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)


Authority :http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/
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7th CPC Pension Revision – Clarification on the points raised by banks in the meeting held on 22.08.2016

S.No.
Clarification sought
Action / Clarification
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Applicability to absorbees
Para 7 (a) of the OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated-04.08.2016 issued by DP&PW stipulates that “Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertakings Autonomous Bodies continue to draw pension separately from the Government, the pension of such absorbees will be updated in terms of these orders. In cases where the Government servants have drawn one time lump sum terminal benefits equal to 100% of their pensions and have become entitled to the restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately”.
2.
Applicability of family pensions for absorbees
Para 7 (b) of the OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii) dated-04.08.2016 issued by opapw stipulates that “In cases where, on permanent absorption in public sector I undertakings/ autonomous bodies, the terms of absorption and/or the rules permit grant of family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway employees/ members of All India Services, the family pension being drawn by family pensioners will be updated in accordance with these orders.”
3.
List of absorbees to be provided on banks login.
List has been uploaded on banks login by NIC
4.
Interpretation of para 6 of OM dated 04.08.2016 on dearness relief to
employed/ re-employed pensioner.
It has been clarified by Director, DP&PW that “As is clear from para 7(a) of the OM dated 04.08.2016, the pension of those pensioners who are re-employed and were not drawing dearness relief before 01.01.2016, is also required to be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in terms of the said oM. However, dearness relief on revised pension will not be admissible during the period of re-employment”.
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Format of reporting through e-scrolls of 7th CPC
It has already been mentioned in para 3 of CPAOs OM No. CPAO/IT &Tech/Revision (7030/19 Vol-III/2015-16/109 dated-11th August, 2016 that “after paying the revised pension and arrears, banks have to flag the revised cases in the Format-A of e-Scrolls to be submitted to CPAO so that revised cases may be identified at CPAO. To enable the banks for flagging of such cases, necessary modifications have been made in the Format-A of e-Scroll by changing the heading of column -18 to “Applicable Pay Commission”. Under this column, banks have to fill “7” for the cases which have been revised under 7th CPC by them”. Further, in the Column No. 27 of Format-F in e-scroll titled “Pay Commission” 7th CPC may be incorporated and sent alongwith Format-A. Each CPPC must attach Format-F with each e-scroll.
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Who would do Ex-gratia payment revision?
The DP&PW oM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii), dated 04.08.2016 is meant for revision of pension only of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners for which banks have been authorized to revise the pensions and make payment accordingly. Revision of ex-gratia payment is to be dealt with in accordance with para 12.1 of DP&PW oM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (i), dated 04.08.2016. The ex-gratia revision cases are required to be dealt with by the Department concerned and not by banks
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Specific case of the Chief Election Commissioner
In this context para 2.3 of DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) (ii), dated-04.08.2016 clearly states that these orders do not apply to the retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges and other Constitutional/ Statutory Authorities whose pension etc. is governed by separate rules/orders.
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How to deal with cases where pension is being paid on 5th CPC rates.
Following categories:
i) Employees suspended before 2006 and also retired before 01.01.2006.
ii) Employees suspended before 2006 but retired after 01.01.2006.
iii) Employees who retired before 2006 and against whom departmental/judicial proceedings were pending at the time of retirement were allowed to draw provisional pension in the pre-2006 pay scales. Later on DP&PW vide 38/6/2010-P&PW (A)(pt) dated18.03.2013 had decided to revise all such cases of provisional pensions in terms of their OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-01.09.2008. As such these cases may be referred to the concerned Ministry/Department for revising them first as per 6th CPC before they are revised under 7th CPC.
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Applicability of 7th CPC revisions to various categories of
pensioners.
As per para 2.1 of DP&PW OM No.38/37/2016 P&PW(A) (ii) dated-4th August, 2016, “These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules and the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services, including officers of the Indian Civil Service retired from service on or after 1.1.1973. A pensioner/ family pensioner who became entitled to pension/ family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 consequent on retirement/death of Government servant on 31.12.2015, would also be covered by these orders”. The categories of pensioners further clarified by Director, DP&PW to SBI is as under:- i) The pension of Defence Civilian Pensioners, Postal and Telecom Pensioners under CDA category is regulated by CCS (Pension) Rules. These pensioners are, therefore, eligible for revision of pension under OM dated
4.8.16. However the absorbee pensioners of BSNL/MTNL who are getting pension under IDA category are not covered by this OM. The absorbee = pensioners who had taken lump-sum in lieu of their monthly pension and are getting only one-third restored pension are also not covered by this OM.
ii) The State Government pensioners are not eligible for revision of pension under this OM. However the All India Service officers and employees retired from CAG/AGs/Audit & Accounts Departments in States are covered under this OM.
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Applicability of Additional Pension on attaining the age of 65 years
to the pensioners of UT Chandigarh on the pattern of Punjab State Government
A clarification has been sought from IS (UT), MHA
and DP&PW Central Government instructions allow additional pension only on attaining age of 80 years and above. Therefore, the additional payment on attaining the age of 65 years in case of UT Chandigarh pensioners banks should not grant additional pension on attaining the age of 65 years instead of 80 years until a clarification regarding applicability is received.
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Contact Official in CPAO for 7th CPC clarifications
Sl. No./Name & Designation/Contact No.
1.       Sh.Davinder Kumar, TD (NIC)     011-26175099 Mob. No. 9354806172 kumardavender[@]nic.in
2.      Sh.Vijay Singh, Sr. AO (IT & Tech) 011-26166758
3.  Sh. S.P. Sharma, Consultant Toll free – 1800117788
Mob. No.8010474683
Authority: http://cpao.nic.in


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7th Pay Commission – Second meeting on Allowances on 01.09.2016 will be held at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) Committee will seek views of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA).

No.11-1/2016-IC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell)

Room No.216, Hotel Ashok,
Chankyapuri, New Delhi,
Dated :22/23.08.2016

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

Subject:
Sir,
I am directed to inform that the 2nd Meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be hedl on 01st September, 2016 at 3.00 PM in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure).

2. I am further directed to inform that the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances.

3. You are, therefore, requested to attend the aforesaid meeting with their members of Standing Committee of National Council Staff Side (JCM). The names of the members attending the meeting may please be sent on or before 29th August, 2016 to the undersigned so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Yours sincerely,
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Under Secretary (IC-7th CPC)

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Clarification on Children Education Allowance (CEA) – Dopt orders on 22.8.2016

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Clarification on Children Education Allowance (CEA) – Dopt orders on 22.8.2016

No.A-27012/01/2015-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 22nd August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance (CEA) – Clarification

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/ 03/ 2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject mentioned above and to say that E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

3. Hindi version will follow.

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(Mukul Ratra)
Director


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Consolidated guidelines issued by Dopt on Technical Resignation & Lien

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Consolidated guidelines issued by Dopt on Technical Resignation & Lien

No.28020/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Technical Resignation & Lien- Consolidated guidelines.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated the 26th December, 2013 on the above subject and to say that guidelines/ instructions regarding Technical Resignation have been issued from time to time. It is now proposed to further consolidate these instructions, as the Department continues to receive frequent references on these issues.

2.1 Technical Resignation
2.1.1 As per the Ministry of Finance OM No. 3379-E.III (B)/65 dated the 17th June, 1965, the resignation is treated as a technical formality where a Government servant has applied through proper channel for a post in the same or some other Department, and is on selection, required to resign the previous post for administrative reasons. The resignation will be treated as technical resignation if these conditions are met, even if the Government servant has not mentioned the word “Technical” while submitting his resignation. The benefit of past service, if otherwise admissible under rules, may be given in such cases. Resignation in other cases including where competent authority has not allowed the Government servant to forward the application through proper channel will not be treated as a technical resignation and benefit of past service will not be admissible. Also, no question of benefit of a resignation being treated as a technical resignation arises in case of it being from a post held on ad hoc basis.

2.1.2 This benefit is also admissible to Government servants who have applied before joining the Government service and on that account the application was not routed through proper channel. The benefit of past service is allowed in such cases subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:

(i) the Government servant should intimate the details of such application immediately on their joining;

(ii) the Government servant at the time of resignation should specifically make a request, indicating that he is resigning to take up another appointment under the Government for which he applied before joining the Government service;

(iii) the authority accepting the resignation should satisfy itself that had the employee been in service on the date of application for the post mentioned by the employee, his application would have been forwarded through proper channel.

(DOPT’s O.M.No.13/24/92-Estt(Pay-1) dated 22.01.1993)

2.2 Carry forward of Leave benefits

(i) In terms of Rule 9(2) of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, technical resignation shall not result in the lapse of leave to the credit of the Government servant. The balance of unutilized Child Care Leave(CCL) as well as all other leaves of the kind due &admissible will be carried forward.

(ii) As per rule 39-D of the CCS(Leave) Rules,1972, in case of permanent absorption in PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies/ State Government etc., the Government servant shall be granted cash equivalent of leave salary in respect of EL & HPL at his credit subject to overall limit of 300 days.

2.3 Carry forward of LTC

Entitlement to LTC may be carried forward in case of a Central Government Servant who joins another post after having submitted Technical Resignation. In case of a Government Servant who resigns within 8 years of his appointment and joins another post in the Government after Technical Resignation, the Government Servant will be treated as a fresh recruit for a period of 8 years from the date of his initial appointment under Government. Thus if a Government Servant joins another Department after serving in Government for 4 years, he will be treated as a fresh recruit for 4 years in the new Department.

2.4. Pay Protection, eligibility of past service for reckoning of the minimum period for grant of Annual Increment

In cases of appointment of a Government servant to another post in Government on acceptance of technical resignation, the protection of pay is given in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM No. 3379-EMI (B)/65 dated the 17th June,1965 read with proviso to FR 22-B.

Thus, if the pay fixed in the new post is less than his pay in the post he holds substantively, he will draw the presumptive pay of the pay he holds substantively into account for FR-9(24). 24). Past service rendered by such a Government servant is taken the minimum period for grant of annual increment in the new post/ se ice! cadre In Government under the provisions of FR 26 read with Rule 10 of CCS (RP) case the Government servant rejoins his earlier posts, he will be entitled to increments for the period of his absence from that post.

2.5 GPF transfer

Transfer of GPF on technical resignation would be governed by Rule 35 of the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960.

2.6 Seniority

On technical resignation, seniority in the post held by the Government servant on substantive basis continues to be protected. However, in case of a Government servant deciding to rejoin his substantive post, the period spent in another department which he had joined after submitting his technical resignation will not count for minimum qualifying service for promotion in the higher post.

2.7 Applicability of Pension Scheme

In cases where Government servants, who had originally joined government service prior to 01.01.2004, apply for posts in the same or other Departments and on selection they are asked to tender technical resignation, the past services are counted towards pension if the new post is in a pensionable establishment in terms of Rule 26(2) of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972. They will thus continue to be covered under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 even if they join the new post after 1.1.2004.

(Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare’s O.M.No.28/30/2004-P&PW(B) dated 26.07.2005)

2.8 New Pension Scheme

In case of `Technical Resignation’ of to their Personal Retirement Account (PRA) Pension System (NPS), the balance standing along-with their PRAN will be carried forward to the new office.

2.9 Transfer of Service Book from parent Department to present Department.

As per SR – 198, the Service Book is to be maintained for a Government servant from the date of his/her first appointment to Government service and it must be kept in the custody of the Head of Office in which he is serving and transferred with him from office to office.

2.10 Need for Medical examination.

In cases where a person has already been examined by a Medical Board in respect of his previous appointment and if standard of medical examination prescribed for the new post is the same, then he need not be required to undergo a fresh examination.

2.11 Verification of Character & Antecedents

In the case of a person who was originally employed in an office of the Central Government, if the period intervening between date of discharge from his previous office and the date of securing a new appointment, is less than a year, it would be sufficient if the appointing authority, before making the appointment, satisfies itself by a reference to the office in which the candidate was previously employed that (a) that office have verified his character and antecedents; and (b) his conduct while in the employ in that office did not render him unsuitable for employment under Government. If however, more than a year has lapsed after the discharge of the person from his previous office, verification should be carried out in full/afresh, in accordance with O.M.No.18011/9(s)/78-Estt(B) dated 2nd July, 1982.

3.1 Lien

3.1.1 Lien is defined in FR 9(13). It represents the right of a Government employee to hold a regular post, whether permanent or temporary, either immediately or on the termination of the period of absence. The ,. benefit of having a lien in a post/service/cadre is enjoyed by all employees who are confirmed in the post/service/cadre of entry or who have been promoted to a higher post, declared as having completed the probation where it is prescribed. It is also available to those who have been promoted on regular basis to a higher post where no probation is prescribed under the rules, as. the case may be.

3.1.2 The above right will, however, be subject to the condition that the junior-most person in the cadre will be liable to be reVerted to the lower post/service/cadre if at any time the number of persons so entitled is more than the posts available in that cadre/ service.
(DOPT’s O.M.No.18011/1/86-Estt (D) dated 28.03.1998)

3.2 Lien on a post
A Government servant who has acquired a lien on a post retains a lien on that post-

(a) while performing the duties of that post;

(b) while on foreign service, or holding a temporary post or officiating in another post;

(c) during joining time on transfer to another post; unless he is transferred substantively to a post on lower pay, in which case his lien is transferred to the new post from the date on which he is relieved of his duties in the old post;

(d) while on leave; and

(e) while under: suspension.

A Government servant on acquiring a lien on a post will cease to hold any lien previously acquired on any other post.

3.3 Retention of lien for appointment in another central government office/ State Government

(i) A permanent Government servant appointed in another Central Government Department/Office/ State Government, has to resign from his parent department unless he reverts; to that department within a period of 2 years, or 3 years in exceptional cases; An undertaking to abide by this condition may be taken from him at the time of forwarding Of his application to other departments/offices.

(ii) The exceptional cases may be when the Government servant is not confirmed in the department/office where he has joined within a period of 2 years. In such cases he may be permitted to retain the lien in the parent department/ office for one more year. While granting such permission, a fresh undertaking similar to the one indicated above may be taken from the employee.

(iii) Timely action should be taken to ensure extension/ reversion/ resignation of the employees to their parent cadres on completion of the prescribed period of 2/3 years. In cases, where employees do not respond to instructions, suitable action should be initiated against them for violating the agreement/ undertaking given by them as per (i) and (ii) above and for termination of their lien. Adequate opportunity may, however, be given to the officer prior to such consideration.

(iv) Temporary Government servants will be required to severe connections with the Government in case of their selection for outside posts. No lien will be retained in such cases.
(DOPT O.M.No.8/4/70-Estt(C) dated 06.03.1974)

3.4  Termination of Lien
3.4.1 A Government servant’s lien on a post may in no circumstances be terminated even with his consent if the result will be to leave him without a lien upon a permanent post. Unless his lien is transferred, a Government servant holding substantively a permanent post retains lien on that post. It will not be correct to deny a Government servant lien to a post he was holding substantively on the plea that he had not requested for retention of lien while submitting his Technical Resignation, or to relieve such a Government servant with a condition on that no lien will be retained.

3.4.2 A Government employee’s lien on a post shall stand terminated on his acquiring a lien on a permanent post (whether under the Central Government or a State Government) outside the cadre on which he is borne.

3.4.3 No lien shall be retained:

a. where a Government servant has proceeded on immediate absorption basis to a post or service outside his service/ cadre/ post in the Government from the date of absorption; and

b. on foreign service/ deputation beyond the maximum limit admissible under the orders of the Government issued from time to time.
(Notification No.28020/1/96-Estt(C) dated 09.02.1998)

3.5 Transfer of Lien
The lien of a Government servant, who is not performing the duties of the post to which the lien pertains, can be transferred to another post in the same cadre subject to the provisions of Fundamental Rule 15.

(Notification No.28020/1/96-Estt(C) dated 09.02.1998)

3.6 Joining Time, Joining Time Pay &Travelling Allowance
Provisions relating to joining time are as follows:

3.6.1 For appointment to posts under the Central Government on results of a competition and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ provisionally permanent State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under the CCS(Joining Time) Rules,1979. Joining time will be included as qualifying service in the new job.

3.6.2 A Government servant on joining time shall be regarded as on duty during that period and shall be entitled to be paid joining time pay equal to the pay which was drawn before relinquishment of charge in the old post. He will also be entitled to Dearness Allowance, if any, appropriate to the joining time pay. In addition, he can also draw compensatory allowances like House Rent Allowance as applicable to the old station from which he was transferred. He shall not be allowed Conveyance Allowance or permanent Travelling Allowance.

3.6.3 For appointments to posts under the Central Government on the basis of results of a Competition and / or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ provisionally permanent State Government employees shall be entitled to Transfer Travelling Allowance(TTA). However, temporary Central Government employees with less than 3 years of regular continuous service would not be entitled for TTA, as they are not entitled joining time pay under Joining Time Rules.

4. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the instructions/ guidelines to the notice of all concerned.

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(Slukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Estt.)


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7th CPC Arrears included in August 2016 salary as a separate component – Railway Board Order

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7th CPC Arrears included in August 2016 salary as a separate component – Railway Board Order

“Arrears payable as per 7th CPC will be calculated by the system and the same will be included in August 2016 salary, as a separate component.”

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBA No. 51/2016
No. 2016/AC-H(CC)/IPAS/37/7 (Zonal Railways)
3rd August, 2016
General Manager,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub:- Pay Commission -Pay Fixation-IPAS

Railway Board has issued a notification regarding the modalities of pay fixation arising out of Government’s acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations. It is presumed that all the Zonal Railways are in the state of preparedness for implementing these recommendations, as notified by Railway Board. Now that IPAS has been implemented in all the Zonal Railways (except Metro Railway, Kolkata), pay fixation and generation of pay bills and payment of arrears will also be done through IPAS Pay Commission Dte has issued separate instructions on the subject vide Railway Board’s orders 93/2016 and 94/ 2016 which includes the statement of fixation. These instructions are to be read along with the notification of Railway Service (Revised Pay) rules, 2016.

a) CRIS has already started the modification of IPAS and the system is expected to be in place by 4th August, 2016;

b) There will be a window in IPAS to carry out the 7tlrl CPC activities which includes special categories viz., ASMs, TTES, Traffic Assistant/ Metro, Dieticians and Perfusionists, etc where upgradation of pay has been granted; Concerned Accounts Staff of Estt. Gaz Section in case of Gazetted establishments and Bill Clerk in Personnel Branch in case of NoniGazetted Staff can generate Draft pay fixation statement and confirm the same on IPAS after necessary check and verification;

c) The above processes shall be completed in all respect by 15th August, 2016 without fail;

d) Salary Bills for the month of August’2016 shall be generated from IPAS as per the revised pay as per 7th CPC recommendations, after necessary checks and verifications;

e) All the allowances will be worked out in IPAS on the basis of pay drawn as per 6th CPC;

f) The arrears payable as per 7th CPC will be calculated by the system and the same will be included in August 2016 salary, as a separate component.

g) All statutory recoveries via, Income Tax, etc and other recoveries via, PF, NPS, advances recoveries, etc will be done at source as per the usual practice;

h) As already mentioned the system of pro-check is dispensed with for this payment in August’2016. However all the pay fixation statement should be sent to associate Accounts Office for vetting within a span of two months.

i) Accounts Department shall check (post audit) this statement within 3 months. If some changes are required then, the same can be returned to the concerned Clerks for rectification.

j) Accounts Personnel and other Bill preparing Officers shall make an advance plan for finally completing this work by 31.10.2016, as per instructions.

k) Any over payment/ under payment has to be adjusted in subsequent salary bill;

l) Once this process is completed then the system will save the revised pay data for future use, while retaining the pay data as per 6th CPC also in a separate table for calculation of allowances till further notification of GOI in this regard.

m) Fixation statement duly sanctioned by the Bill Preparing authority and vetted by Accounts Department shall be filed properly in the Service Records of the concerned Officer/ Staff;

2. As regards to the Production Units and Metro Railway where IPAS has not been implemented, the above process may be carried out using their in-house software itself and ensure the compliance of Railway Board’s instructions.

3. The above instructions may be scrupulously followed.

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(B.B. Verma) 
Advisor / Accounts

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Clarification on admissibility of Transport Allowance in the cases where the officers are drawing Grade Pay of 10,000

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Clarification on admissibility of Transport Allowance in the cases where the officers are drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/- in PB-4 - regarding

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department or Expenditure

New Delhi, 19th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Clarification on admissibility of Transport Allowance in the cases where the officers are drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/- in PB-4 — regarding.

Reference is invited to this Department’s Office Memorandum No.21 (2)/2008- E.II(B) dated 29.08 2008. Para ‘3 ot the stipulates that Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10, OOO/- & above and those in the Scale. who are entitled to the use of official car in terms of Department of Expenditure (DOE) ON. NO. dated 28.01.1994. shall be given the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs.7,000/- p.m. plus Dearness Allowance thereon

2. Several references have been received in this Department seeking clarification on the admissibility of Transport Allowance to officers drawing Grade Pay Rs. 10000/- under Dynamic ACP Scheme or NFU Scheme, A few cases have also been filed in the Courts in this regard. Hon’ble Central’ Administrative (CAT), Principal Bench, New Delhi, in Order dated 13.05.2014 in O.A. No.4062/2013 filed by Shri Radhacharan Shakiya & Others VIS union Of India & Others, held that the Applicants were not entitled 10 draw Transport Allowance @ Rs.7,000/. p.m. plus DA thereon. The said order of the Tribunal has also been upheld by Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in their Order dated 03.09.2014 passed in writ petition (Civil) NO. 3445/2014, filed by Shri Radhacharan Shakiya & Others.

3.Accordingly. it is clarified that the officers, who are entitled for the use of official car for commuting between residence to Office and back, in terms of DOE’s 0M 20(5)E-II(A)/93 dated 28-01-1994, are not eligible to opt for drawal of Transport Allowance @ Rs.7000/- p.m. + DA thereon, in terms of DOE’s O.M, No.21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08 2008, even though they are drawing Grade pay of Rs. 10,000/- in PB-4 under Dynamic ACP Scheme or under the scheme of Non Functional Upgradation (NFU).

4. Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

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Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

18-August-2016 17:07 IST

Central Secretariat employees seek pay parity

A delegation of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) Association, called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and sought his intervention for parity in pay fixation and related issues.

The delegation led by Shri Raj Kishore Singh submitted a memorandum listing details of their long pending issues and suggesting options to resolve the same. According to the memorandum, while applying Rule 8 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008, the pay of direct recruits and new entrants is fixed at higher stage, when compared to the existing employees who were promoted in the same grade. This leads to discrimination in the fixation of pay of Personal Assistants of one category vis-à-vis the other category.

The memorandum also stated that the issue has been lingering on in the National Anomaly Committee for the last four years, but it has not been addressed. It pleaded that the mechanism of grant of “stepping up” to certain employees should be provided only in exceptional cases and not resorted to as a routine matter to sort out discrepancies which may affect a large number of employees.

Members of the delegation suggested that their issue can be addressed by incorporating a new provision in the Rules wherein if a promotee’s pay is getting fixed at a stage lower than that of a direct recruit, then the pay of the promotee should be fixed at the same stage as that of a direct recruit / new entrant. The other option suggested by them was to amend the CCS (RP) Rules so as to appropriately fix the pay in the Pay Band for a particular post carrying a specific Grade Pay.

Dr Jitendra Singh gave a sympathetic hearing to the members of delegation and assured them that DoPT will try to sort out their issue to the maximum extent possible.


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