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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

7th CPC recommendation – Pay determination in the case of Pre-2016 pensioners – Option No. I Examination of feasibility – NC JCM Staff Side

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7th CPC recommendation – Pay determination in the case of Pre-2016 pensioners – Option No. I Examination of feasibility – NC JCM Staff Side

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
13-C. Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
NC-JCM-2016/7th CPC (Pension)
October 17, 2016
The Secretary,
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare,
Govt. of India,
Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: 7th CPC recommendation. Pay determination in the case of Pre-2016 pensioners. Option No. I Examination of feasibility.

Ref: Minutes of the meeting of the Committee in F.No.38/37/2016 P&PW(A) Dated 10th October, 2016

We refer to the discussions held On 6.10.2016 in matter of feasibility Of acting upon the 7thy CPC recommendations (Option No. I) in the matter of pension computation and the minutes circulated under cover of the letter cited. At the outset, we would like to slate that the members of the Staff Side, Who were associated with the discussions, gained an impression that the Pension Department would not like to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC concerning Option No.1 provided to the pensioners in determination or the revised pension. As has been pointed out by us during the discussions on 6t October, the Government has accepted the said recommendation with a rider of its feasibility of implementation. The attempt, therefore, must be to explore the and means of implementing the said recommendation, which benefits a large number of retired personnel, especially those retired prior to 1996. It is, therefore. highly doubtful how any alternate proposal in replacement of the accepted recommendation would be tenable.

We have the matter considered by various Pensioners Associations as also the Federations of the Serving employees. We enumerate here under the feed- back we have received:

Even according to the exercise carried out by the Pension department, only in of the cases, the service Books are reported to have been available. Conversely it means that in 82% of the cases the records are available to operationalize Option No.1. Besides, we find that on the basis of a random scrutiny that only 40% (Percentage varies from Department to Department depending upon the then prevailing career prospects) generally will opt to have pension fixation under the provisions of option No.I. It Will work out to hardly 7% of the cases, where Service Books might not be available. As has been pointed out in the last meeting Gradation/Seniority list is maintained for each Cadre by the Concerned Department, where the date of promotion to the cadre inter alia is indicated. The said gradation list will reveal many other details viz the date or birth, dale of entry into government service, date of promotion to the cadre, whether eligible for next promotion, due or superannuation cte. This apart there are other documents maintained by the Department, which will come in handy for verification of the clam, viz, the pay bills. Establishment files containing promotion orders etc. In other words it is possible to the claim of my individual pensioner or family and take appropriate decision. In other words, there is no infeasibility question at all. It was also pointed out by many organisations that retention period of Service Books in all major Departments or the Government of India is 5 years after the death of the Pensioner/Family Pensioner and not 3 years after retirement as indicated by the Official side at the meeting. This apart, it may also he noted that the option has to be exercised by the concerned individual pensioner and he has to make a formal application to the concerned authorities. He is bound to substantiate his claim with documentary proof, whatever that is available with him.

As was pointed out by some of us in the last meeting, the implementation of an accepted recommendation on the specious plea of infeasibility will pave way for plethora of litigation. Apart from the administrative diffculties, the Pension Department would be saddled With if such litigation arise, it would be sad and cruel on the part of the Government to compel the pensioners to bear huge financial burden to pursue their case before the courts of law.

In view of this the Staff side is of the firm view that the Government issue orders for implementation of Option No.I as there is no room for stating that recommendation is impossible to be implemented for those who are benefited by the said option.

We are aware that certain anomalies are bound to arise on implementation of option No.I. Anomalies have arisen in the past too. What is needed is to examine those anomalies and ensure thal those are genuinely addressed.

It may be noted that even under the present dispensation, no two Govemment servants are entitled for the same pension despite they being retired on from the same grade on the same day. The promotion in lower cadres especially Group B, C and D had been and between a decade back in many departments and continues to be the situation in certain organisations or the Government of India. The vacancy based promotion system, one must admit, operates in a fortuitous manner. For no fault of the individual employee, he/she may retire without getting a whereas his colleague due to sheer luck might get the promotion at the fag end of the career.

The case of those employees retired prior to the advent of ACP or MACP is really pathetic. Thet had to remain in certain departments in the same cadres for years together. “Tuey are in receipt of a paltry amount of pension though there is nothing distinguishable in their service careers for such deprivation. To deny them the benefit provided by the 7th CPC on the specious plea that the relevant records are not available with the Government may not only be unreasonable but also will not stand the test of judicial scrutiny.

As have stated in the meeting, the alternative suggestion put forth by the official side is a welcome feature , for it might be step in the right direction to remove the anomaly pointed out by the official side when Option No-I is implemented and will benefit those pensioners who got their promotion the end of their career. It is also likely to bring about certain extent of parity, if not full, between the old and the pensioners. However it cannot be in replacement of the recommendation in respect or Option No.1 made by the 7th CPC. The alternate suggestion of the Pension Department may be offered as another option to the pensioners who are not benefited either by Option No.1 or 2 recommended by the 7th CPC. Such an option will eliminate to a great extent the anomalies that might arise from the implementation of option No.1.

In fine, we request that:

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

(a) 2.57 time of the 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 tbe 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-2016 Pensioners/family pensioners, if that becomes beneficial to them.

Yours Faithfully,
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(Shiva Copal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre – Dopt orders on 17.10.2016

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Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre – Dopt orders on 17.10.2016

No.Misc-14017/14/2016-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 EDP Cadre.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para.7.7.22 of the report of 7th CPC in which it has been suggested to revisit the instructions issued by DoPT in the matter of cadre structure of EDP cadre.

2. In view of the above all Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish information on the following points:

I. Whether EDP cadre 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. Suggestions, if any, regarding the cadre re-structuring in the cadre.

IV. Comments on the recommendations of 7 th CPC.

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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR-II)


Authority: http://persmin.gov.in/dopt.asp

Finance Ministry not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board

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Finance Ministry not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board

AVOID INORDINATE DELAY IN EXTENDING THE BENEFITS OF CCS (REVISED PAY) RULES 2016 TO THE EMPLOYEES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMOUS BODIES AND BOARDS CONSTITUTED STATUTORILY

The benefits of the 7th CPC has not yet been extended to the personnel working under – autonomous bodies and Boards, though it was constituted statutorily. During the previous wage revisions, they have been allowed to enjoy the benefits within one month of release of the Government Notification on Revised Pay Rules. Employees and Pensioners of more than 600 Autonomous bodies and Boards etc. are eagerly waiting for the last more than two months, for revised pay structure implementation in their respective institutions.

Like most of the Central Government departments, since most of the autonomous bodies and Boards did not have much fund to spare for payment of revision of pay hike, they have to depend upon their Ministries concerned. In the case of Ministries also, the budget allotment is not sufficient to meet its own needs satisfactorily and are starving. It is in this background the Finance Ministry’s stand becomes crucial. During 6th CPC, the Finance Ministry has given clearance without much delay. The present delay has become a cause of concern for the employees and pensioners.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has already taken up their case with the Government, but till this date the Finance Ministry has not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board. The Confederation urges upon the Central Government to expedite action in this regard and to end the uncertainty and anxiety among a large section of employees and pensioners.

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

Source: Confederation Blog

Extension of empanelment of already empanelled Health Care Organizations under CGHS Delhi/NCR

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Extension of empanelment of already empanelled Health Care Organizations under CGHS Delhi/NCR

F.No:S-11011/87/2016-CGHS(HEC)
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 4th October 2016

OFFICE ORDER

Sub: Extension of empanelment of already empanelled Health Care Organizations under CGHS Delhi/NCR

With reference to above mentioned subject attention is drawn to OM dated 1.10.2014 and further OMs empanelling Health Care Organizations under CGHS Delhi/NCR for a period of two years or till 30.9.2016 whichever was earlier and on expiry of empanelment period on 30.9.2016, it has been decided to extend empanelment of all Health Care Organizations already empanelled under CGHS Delhi/NCR w.e.f 1.10.2016 till further orders, on same terms and conditions on which they were empanelled as on 30.9.2016.

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[Dr.D.C.Joshi]
Director (CGHS)

Authority: http://msotransparent.nic.in/

7th CPC Anomaly Committee : Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel

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7th CPC Anomaly Committee : Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel

“Percentage based system should be continued under the 7th CPC for calculating disability pension for Defence Services at par with their Civilian counterparts”

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

13-October-2016 19:49 IST

Issue of Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel referred to 7th CPC Anomaly Committee

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended a slab based system for determining the disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel, which was accepted by the Government. Percentage based system was followed in the 6th CPC regime for calculating disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel as well as Civilians.

Service Headquarters have represented that the percentage based system should be continued under the 7th CPC for calculating disability pension for Defence Services at par with their Civilian counterparts.

The Ministry has referred the representation of the Service Headquarters to the Anomaly Committee of 7th CPC for consideration.

Source: PIB News

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Armed Forces personnel

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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Armed Forces personnel

“Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) of the Armed Forces including JCOs in the Army and Officers of the equivalent rank in the Navy and Air Force will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus for the year 2015-16”

Ministry of Defence
D(Pay/Services)

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16.

A copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.7/24/2007/E IIl(A) dated 3rd October, 2016 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action in so far as Armed Forces personnel are concerned.

2. It is hereby clarified that Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) of the Armed Forces including JCOs in the Army and Officers of the equivalent rank in the Navy and Air Force will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus for the year 2015-16 in terms of the Ministry of Finance OM referred to in para 1 above subject to the availability of requisite funds in the sanctioned budget provisions of Defence Services for the current financial year 2016-17.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division ofthis Ministry vide their Dy.No.354/AG/PD dated 10.10.2016.

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(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Army Headquarters/Dir PS-3
Naval Headquarters/DPA
Air Headquarters/Dte. Of Accounts(PA&R)


Authority: http://www.mod.nic.in/writereaddata/Bonus.pdf

Receipt of monetary benefits in the form of sitting fees, bonus, share in profits, stock options etc by the employees of CPSE

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Receipt of monetary benefits in the form of sitting fees, bonus, share in profits, stock options etc by the employees of CPSE

Receipt of monetary benefits in the form of sitting fees, bonus, share in profits, stock options etc by the employees of CPSEs (Including Chief Executive and Functional directors) and Government officers nominated as part-time Directors on the Boards of CPSEs, subsidiary/joint Venture of CPSEs and any other companies

F.No.44011/9(s)/2016-Estt.(B)
GOVT. OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Estt. (B) Section)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th October, 2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: Receipt of monetary benefits in the form of sitting fees, bonus, share in profits, stock options etc by the employees of CPSEs (Including Chief Executive and Functional directors) and Government officers nominated as part-time Directors on the Boards of CPSEs, subsidiary/joint Venture of CPSEs and any other companies”.

The undersigned is directed to say that vide OM No. 2(15)/06- DPE (WC)-GL-XV/08 dated 17.11.2008 (copy enclosed), D/o Public Enterprises has issued clarification regarding “receipt of monetary benefits in the form of sitting fees, bonus, share in profits, stock options etc by the employees of CPSEs (including Chief Executive and Functional directors) and Government officers nominated as part-time Directors on the Boards of CPSEs, subsidiary/Joint Venture of CPSEs and any other companies”.

2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to circulate the said OM of Department of Public Enterprises for wide awareness amongst its officers and also ensure compliance of the instructions.

Encl: As above

(P K Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Authority: http://persmin.gov.in/dopt.asp

PCDA Pension Circular C-155 – Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service

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PCDA Pension Circular C-155 – Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service – Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners- regarding.
Important Circular No: C-155
No:-GI/C/103/Vol-VII/Tech.
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad -211014
Dated: – 05/10/2016
To,
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(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service – Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners- regarding.

Reference: This office Important Circulars No. 142 dt. 11.06.15 and C-150 dt.10.5.16.

Attention is invited to above cited circulars wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pensions, Deptt of P&PW OM No.45/03/2008- P&PW(F) dated 20th November,2014. As per Para III(a), IV(a) and Para V(a) of ibid OM, the Service Element of disability pension of pre-2006 disability pensioners was linked to qualifying service for earning full pension.

2. Now, GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued orders under their OM No. 45/03/2008-P&PW(F) dated 8th August, 2016, that in terms of GOI OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW (A) dated 06.04.2016 the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and grade pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per the fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they has qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. “This provision would be equally applicable for computing service element of revised disability pension being drawn by pre-2006 disability pensioners. Accordingly, the provision linking the service element of disability pension under Para III(a), IV(a) and V(a) of this Department’s OM of even no. dated 20th November 2014 stands deleted. The arrears of revised disability pension would be payable with effect from 1.1.2006.”

3. In order to implement the instruction contained in the above said Govt. letters, HOOs are required to review/identify the cased where Disability Pension /Family Pension have been notified in terms of CCS (EOP) Rules and forward the same with details i.e. PPO Nos., Current PDA details, Pay scale under IV & V CPC and address of Payee to this office for revision in terms of OM of even no. dated 20.11.2014, OM No. dt. 29.04.2016 and read with 8.08.2016.

4. It is therefore, requested that suitable instruction along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for initiating action in this regard.

(Abhishek Singh)
ACDA (P)



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