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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Allowances to Central Government Employees - Questions in Parliament

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All allowances (except Dearness Allowance) to Central Government Employees - Questions in Parliament

Allowances to Government Employees

In Lok Sabha on 18.11.2016, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has replied in a written form regarding the allowances to Central Government employees recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission. The complete text of the reply is reproudced and given below for your information...

"In view of the number of representations received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government has set up a Committee to examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the recommendations of the Commission on various allowances and, having regard to the representations made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the Commission are warranted and, if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will continue to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure. The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016, is to submit its report within four months. 

The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report. On submission of the Report, the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter." 

One Rank One Pension - A Press Report on 18.11.2016

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One Rank One Pension - A Press Report on 18.11.2016

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
18-November-2016 19:08 IST
One Rank One Pension 

Government had appointed a Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 14.12.2015, to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation OROP.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee is as under:
To examine and make recommendations on references received from the Central Government on the following matters:

  • Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in implementation of the OROP letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)/ Part-II dated 07.11.2015.
  • Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-service issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP order ibid.
  • Implications on service matters.
  • Any other matter referred by the Central Government on implementation of the OROP or related issues. In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations.

 The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016 which is under examination. During the Financial year 2016-17, a sum of Rs. 12456 crore has been provided for expected expenditure on account of One Rank One Pension (OROP).

The status of payment to the Defence Pensioners/ Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP benefits, as on 03.11.2016 are as under:


Out of 20,63,529 pensioner beneficiaries, 1,27,561 Defence Pensioners/Family Pensioners are yet to get the benefits of OROP. Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners/family pensioners and taking up the matters with the concerned Department for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Alok Sanjar and others in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses

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Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

18-November-2016 17:38 IST

Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses

Representations have been received from various quarters some of which pertain to Armed Forces and Nurses. While approving the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on pay, pension and other related issues, the Government has set up various Committees to examine and address some of the issues arising out of implementation of Commission’s recommendations. Based on the recommendations of these Committees on these issues, appropriate decisions will be taken by the Government.

This was stated by ‘Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News


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