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Fixation of pay under FR 15(a) as per 7th CPC Matrix Table

Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)
No.12/1/2016-Estt(Pay-I) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training North Block, New Delhi Dated the 31st March, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)- clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.16/4/2012-Pay-I dated 5th November, 2012  read with OM No.13/9/2009-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 21st October, 2009, whereby clarification was issued by this Department for fixation of pay in case of employees seeking transfer to lower posts under FR 15(a) subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of 6th CPC and CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. It was clarified therein that in case of transfer of a Government servant to a lower Grade Pay under FR 15(a) on his/her own request w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the pay in the Pay Band will be fixed …

Revised rates of interest on Small Savings Schemes

Revised rates of interest on Small Savings Schemes
Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Finance 31-March-2017 15:39 IST
The Union Government has announced revised rates of interest on Small Savings Schemes for the First Quarter of 2017-18 to bring them somewhat closer to market rates 
Small Savings schemes will continue to be attractive as some of them enjoy income tax benefits and additional interest rate spreads 
Revision of rates is a reflection of calibrated reform of the Union Government in the financial sector to ensure better interest rate transmission 
The Union Government has announced revised rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the first quarter of the financial year 2017-18.  To bring such rates somewhat closer to market rates, the Government has decided to effect a reduction of 0.1 percentage points (10 basis points) in interest rates across the board in all the schemes except the Post Office Savings Account, which has been left unto…

CBDT notifies new IT Return Forms for AY 2017-18

CBDT notifies new Income Tax Return Forms for AY 2017-18: Introduces one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj) 
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified Income-tax Return Forms (ITR Forms) for the Assessment Year 2017-18. One of the major reforms made in the notified ITR Forms is the designing of a one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj).  This ITR Form-1(Sahaj) can be filed by an individual having income upto Rs.50 lakh and who is receiving income from salary  one house property / other income (interest etc.) . Various parts of ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) viz. parts relating to tax computation and deductions have been rationalised and simplified for easy compliance. This will reduce the compliance burden to a significant extent on the individual tax payer. This initiative will benefit more than two crore tax-payers who will be eligible to file their return of income in this simplified Form.  
Simultaneously, the number of ITR Forms have been reduced from the existing nine  to seven forms. The…

AICPIN for February 2017 - Expected DA July 2017

Expected DA July 2017 - AICPIN for February 2017

DA FROM JULY 2017 IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE AT PRESENT 1% ONLY
All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (BY 2001=100) for the month of February 2017 released by the Labour Bureau today.

The All-India CPI-IW for January 2017 remained stationary at 274 (Two hundred and Seventy four).

The Labour Bureau today published the magix number of AICPIN for the calculation purpose of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for the existing and retired employees of Central Government.

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Fixation of pay on promotion or MACP as per 7th CPC

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendation: Fixation of pay on promotion/upgradation after 01.01.2016: Clarification regarding.
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110 010 No.AT/II/2702/Clar
Dated: 08 March 2017 To
The PCA (Fys)
Kolkata

Subject: Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendation: Fixation of pay on promotion/upgradation after 01.01.2016: Clarification regarding. Reference: Your office letter No Pay/O/I/7th CPC/Pay fixation dated 16-08-2016 and 06-01-2017.
The issues raised in your office above mentioned letter have been examined and the following is stated:
Sl.No / Point of Doubt / Remarks
Point of Doubt : 1 . Whether FR 22(I) (a) (1) still holds good in its present form with all the attendant conditions or the same has got modified on introduction of 7th CPC pay structure and if yes what is the extent of modification of above FR.
Remarks: In this regard para 15 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 may be referred to, which states that the provis…

7th CPC Observation on linkage between RFD and APAR

7th CPC Observation on linkage between RFD and APAR
Govt clarified today in Parliament regarding the annual increment for CG Employees and the modification of APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay.
The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained rate of annual increment at 3 percent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. These recommendations have been accepted by the Government.
The 7th CPC has observed that it is essential to have a linkage between Departmental Results Framework Documents (RFD) and Annual Appraisal Performance Report (APAR) and has suggested the following modification in the existing APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay:
(i) Alignment of Objectives: The Ministry’s Vision/Mission needs to be translated into a set of strategic objectives for each department and thes…

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1/1/2017

Grant of DA to CG Employees – Enhanced from 2% to 4%
No.1/3/2017-E-II(B) Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi Dated the 30th March, 2017
Office Memorandum
Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1/1/2017
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/2/2016-E-II(B) dated 4th November, 2016 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 2% to 4% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2017.
2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.
3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of …

Meeting of Committee on Allowances held today remained inconclusive - AIRF

Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 28th March, 2017 remained inconclusive
"Issue of House Rent Allowance didn’t come up during meeting"
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: March 28, 2017 The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades!

Sub: Meeting of Committee on Allowances held today remained inconclusive
Meeting of Committee on Allowances took place on 28th March, 2017, discussion on Allowances remained inconclusive. Issue of House Rent Allowance didn’t come up during meeting.
I met Cabinet Secretary/GOI & urged him for early resolution of pending demands of Railwaymen that includes NPS, early disbursal of Allowances of 7th Pay Commission, Increase in Minimum wages and fitment formula. Issue of MACP was also discussed and removal of the provision of benchmark ‘Very Good’ for MACP, which has been recommended from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ by the 7th Pay Commission, has also been demanded. Though Cabinet Secretary has given positive assurance on our demands yet we nee…

Latest news on submission of 7th CPC Allowance Committee Report

Submission of Allowance Committee Report
Latest news on submission of 7th CPC Allowance Committee Report "Today in Parliament, Minister of State for Finance Shri Santhosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to a question regarding the submission of Allowance Committee Report. He said that the Allowance Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee."
Detailed Questions and Answers:
QUESTIONS: (a) Whether Government has formed a Committee for taking decision about the allowances to the Central Government employees and removal of anomalies in their pay scales announced by the Seventh Pay Commission; (b) if so, whether the Committee has submitted its report; (c) if so, the main features thereof and if not, the reasons for delay in submission of report; and (d) the time by which recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission regarding the allowances are proposed to be implement…

Grant of TA/DA to Retired Railway Servants, re-engaged after retirement

Grant of TA/DA to Retired Railway Servants, re-engaged after retirement – RBE 24/2017
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar Ministry of Railways/ Rail Mantralaya (Railway Board) RBE No. 24 No. F(E)I/2015/AL-28/58 New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017 General Managers, All Indian Railways etc, (As per Standard Mailing List)
Sub: Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement.
Ref: CORE, Allahabad’s letter No. CORE/E/1/19/ENGAGEMENT/PART-1 dated 09.10.2015.
A clarification had been sought by CORE, Allahabad regarding admissibility of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance to retired Railway servants re-engaged after retirement when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter for project / field works.
2. The matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the retired Railway servants re-engaged after retirement, when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter, may be ,paid, in addition to their usual daily wages/remuneration, daily allowan…

Minutes of NPS Meeting held on 17.3.2017 - AIRF

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee to suggest measures for streamlining implementation of the National Pension System (NPS) held on 17.03.2017 -reg.
No.57/1/2016-P&PW(B) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
3rdFloor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi Dated the 23rd March, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Minutes of the meeting of the Committee to suggest measures for streamlining implementation of the National Pension System (NPS) held on 17.03.2017 -reg.
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee to suggest measures for streamlining implementation of the National Pension System (NPS) held under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) on 17.03.2017 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi is hereby forwarded for information and further necessary action.
(Harjit Singh) Director
Encl. as above.
Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee to suggest measures for streamlining implementation of the National Pension Syst…

Reservation to SC, ST is Provided in the Matter of Promotion

Reservation to SC, ST is Provided in the Matter of Promotion
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3227 ANSWERED ON: 22.03.2017
Promotion to Reserved Category
KAUSHAL KISHORE Will the Minister of
PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the non-gazetted employees belonging to the SC/ST categories working with the Central Government and the autonomous institutions are not given promotion as per the reservation guidelines;
(b) if so, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether a number of proposals for amendments in the rules for promotion are under consideration of the Government; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto?
ANSWER Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): As per extant instructions, reservation to the members of the Sc…

Very Important Judgement from Hon'ble High Court of Madras on MACP

VERY IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT FROM HON'BLE HIGH COURT OF MADRAS
IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP RETROSPECTIVELY W.E.F. 01-09-2008 AND DENYING PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY UNDER ACP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED REQUIRED SERVICE DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 01-09-2008 TO 19-05-2009 HELD NOT LEGAL    
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Source: Confederation
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS
DATED: 14.02.2017
CORAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE K.K.SASIDHARAN and THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE V. PARTHIBAN
Writ Petition Nos. 33946, 34602 and 27798 of 2014 and M.P.Nos.1 to 1 of 2014 (3 Nos.) M.P.Nos.1 to 1 of 2015 (3 Nos.) and W.M.P.Nos.32682 and 32683 of 2016
W.P.No.33946 of 2014 1 The Union of India Rep. by the Engineer-in-Chief Military Engineering Services Integrated HQ of MOD (Army) Kashmir House, Rajaji Marg New Delhi-110011. 2 The Chief Engineer Southern Command Manekji Mehta Road Pune-411 001. 3 The Chief Engineer MES Island Grounds Chennai Zone Chennai-600 009. 4 The Chief Engineer (R&D) (Opp) Jublie…

Committee on Allowances of 7th CPC – 3rd Reply in Parliament on 24.3.2017

Committee on Allowances of 7th CPC – 3rd Reply in Parliament on 24.3.2017
In Lok Sabha on 24th March 2017, the Minister of State for Finance Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal explained in written form to various questions regarding the submission of report of Committee on Allowances.
Already two times (10th March and 22nd March) replied in the Parliament about this issue and the same type of answer given by the minister on 24th March also.
“The Committee on Allowances has been constituted vide order dated 22.07.2016. The Committee is to examine and make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to allowances are warranted and if so, in what form.
The Committee has received a large number of demands on allowances and even now receives demands in this regards. All the demands have been diligently examined. The Committee has already held 13 meetings so far and interacted with the representatives of Central Nodal Ministries, National Council (Staff Side…

Implementation of 6th Pay Commission to Maharashtra Govt Teachers

Implementation of 6th Pay Commission to Maharashtra Govt Teachers
Implementation of 6th Pay Commission in Maharashtra
In Rajya Sabha on 16th March 2017, the Minister of HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar said in a written reply as follows…
The Central Government, as part of expenditure incurred on 6th Central Pay Commission by State Government of Maharashtra, has received a proposal for reimbursement of Central share of Rs.1515,17,48,822 (Rupees One thousand five hundred and fifteen crores, seventeen lakhs forty eight thousand eight hundred and twenty two) under Scheme of Revision of Pay of Teachers and Equivalent Cadres in Universities and Colleges. The Central Government has already released an amount of Rs. 1103,10,44,000 (Rupees One thousand one hundred and three crores, ten lakhs and forty four thousand) in 8 installments as per details given below.
The Scheme of Revision of Pay of Teachers and Equivalent Cadres in Universities and Colleges is subject to amendment of Statutes, Ordinances,…

Implementation of 7th CPC Benefits to AIIMS Employees

Implementation of 7th CPC Benefits to AIIMS Employees
Pay Commission Benefit to AIIMS Employees
Health Minister Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste said that the matter is under consideration of the Government.
The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide its OM No. 1/1/2016-E.III (A) dated 13/01/2017 has circulated guidelines relating to pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government. The matter is under consideration of the Government.

DA as per 6th CPC to BSNL Employees

DA as per 6th CPC to BSNL Employees
Payment of DA as per Sixth Pay Commission recommendations
While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha on 24th March 2917 regarding the Dearness Allowance to BSNL Staff and Officers, Minister Shri Upendra Kushwaha said as follows…
In Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL),on the basis of recommendations of Second Pay Revision Committee for revision of pay scales for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) with effect from 01.01.2007, the benefit of merger of 50% DA (Dearness Allowance) effectively amounting to 78.2% for the purposes of fitment is being paid. The additional expenditure being incurred due to revision is being borne by BSNL.
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has recommended to Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for extending the benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% for which it has sought full financial support from the DoT due to its present financial situation. The proposal of MTNL has been examined and i…

List of Latest CGHS Hospitals in India

List of Latest CGHS Hospitals in India
The new and latest list of CGHS Hospitals in the Country as on March 2017
The list conatins General Hospitals, Eye clinics, Dental Centres and Diagnostic Centres.

List of the Health Care Organisations empanelled under CGHS in the Country

No. City Name of the Hospitals (a) Eye Clinics (b) Dental ( c) Diagnostic Centers (d) 1 Allahabad 25 (0) 4 (0) 8 (0) 5 (0) 2 Ahmedabad 10 (6) 4 (1) 1 (0) 1 (0) 3 Bangalore 14 (4) 33 (4) 4 (0) 5 (4)