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Transport Allowance will be lower in 7th CPC

7th CPC Transport Allowance gives lower amount of Money than Sixth CPC – Shocking Fact
As Media publicized, the Revised Allowances will not make Central Govt Employees happy and its not a Bonanza too. Most of the Allowances , especially the fully DA indexed Allowances are not given any hike. The Govt servants will be getting more or less same amount from this Fully DA indexed Allowances after the revision in Seventh CPC.
Transport Allowance will be lower in 7th CPC
The Transport Allowance, one of such Allowance of fully DA indexed, is giving a shock to All Employees those who are entitled to get this Allowance. Surprisingly, there is a marginal decrease in the amount of TA to be paid in 7th CPC after the Revision. But, Shockingly, the Govt Servants in Level 1 and 2 category are losing considerable amount after the revision of Transport Allowance in 7th CPC
If you calculate your 7th CPC Transport Allowance, you can able to know the difference between the amount of Transport Allowance pa…

Cabinet approval on Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians

Cabinet approval on Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians
Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to all employees
(i) Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.
(ii) Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ₹1500 per month to ₹3000 per month.
(iii) Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ₹2000 – ₹10000 (Grant) to ₹10000 – ₹30000 (Grant).

7th CPC Recommendations on Risk and Hardship Matrix

7th CPC Recommendations on Risk and Hardship Matrix
Risk and Hardship Allowance: Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance. This would be the ceiling for risk/hardship allowances and there would be no individual RHA with an amount higher than this allowance. The construct of the Risk and Hardship Matrix, proposed above, is a new paradigm intended to rationalize the myriad allowances, their categories and sub-categories that exist today. It would make the administration of these allowances simple and provide a framework for the government for future inclusion of any new allowance, which can be placed in the appropriate cell depending upon the severity of the risk and hardship involved.

Cabinet Decision on Risk and Hardship Matrix

Cabinet Decision on Risk and Hardship Matrix
Click to view the Risk and Hardship Matrix
A new paradigm has been evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship. The myriad allowances, their categories and sub–categories pertaining to civilians employees, CAPF and defence personnel have been fitted into a table called the Risk and Hardship Matrix (R&H Matrix). The Matrix has nine cells denoting varying degrees of risk and hardship with one extra cell at the top named as RH – Max to include Siachen Allowance. Multiple rates applicable to individual allowances will be replaced by two slab rates for every cell of the R&H Matrix.
Siachen Allowance : 7th CPC had placed Siachen Allowance in the RH-Max cell of the R&H Matrix with two slabs of ₹21,000 and ₹31,500. Recognizing the extreme nature of risk and hardship faced by officers / PBORs on continuous basis in Siachen, the Government has decided to further enhance the rates of Siachen Allowance which will now go …

Risk and Hardship Matrix – CAPF and Defence Personnel

Risk and Hardship Matrix – CAPF and Defence Personnel
7th CPC recommendations on Allowances
The 7th CPC had adopted a three-pronged approach in examining a total of 197 allowances which involved an assessment of the need for continuation of each allowance, appropriateness of the set of people covered by the allowance and rationalisation which involved clubbing of allowances with similar objectives. Based on the examination on these lines, the 7th CPC recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowance.
For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalis…

7th CPC Allowances - Highlights of Cabinet approval

Highlights of Cabinet approval on 7th CPC Allowances for Central Govt Employees and Defence Personnel
Highlights of Cabinet approval on 7th CPC Allowances on 28.6.2017
Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees.
While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had decided to set up the Committee on Allowances (CoA) in view of substantial changes in the existing provisions and a number of representations received. The modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA in its Report submitted to Finance Minister on 27th April, 2017 and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of 7th CPC.
7th CPC recommendations…

7th CPC on allowances with some modifications - Press Note - Finance Ministry issued

7th CPC on allowances with some modifications - Press Note - Finance Ministry issued
Press Note - The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications.
PRESS NOTE
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees.
While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had decided to set up the Committee on Allowances (CoA) in view of substantial changes in the existing provisions and a number of representations received. The modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA in its Report submitted to Finance Minister on 27th April, 2017 and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of 7t…

POSTAL CASUAL LABOURERS STRUGGLE IN TAMILNADU

POSTAL CASUAL LABOURERS STRUGGLE IN TAMILNADU
STRIKE DECLARED BY NFPE CIRCLE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE
FAST IN FRONT OF CPMG OFFICE CALLED OFF
MOST INSPIRING STRUGGLE IN THE HISTORY OF CASUAL LABOURERS.
As per the decision taken by the Central Working Committee of All India Postal Casual , Partime , Contingent and Contract Workers Federation , the fast infront of Chief PMG office Chennai commenced on 27th June 2017 demanding revision of wages of Casual Labourers with effect from 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2016 as per orders issued by Postal Directorate. Along with leaders of Casual Labour Federation , leaders of NFPE Circle Co-ordinating Committee (CCC) , Confederation State Committee also joined the programme extending full support and solidarity. The programme was organised under the leadership of NFPE CCC Tamilnadu Circle. More than 1000 casual workers participated in the struggle. Chief PMG held two round discussions with Circle Secretaries of NFPE on 27th June. CPMG took a stand that Direct…

Nationwide Protest Demonstrations against the Cabinet Decision on Allowances to CG Employees

NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE CABINET DECISION ON ALLOWANCES TO CG EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AGAIN BETRAYED BY NDA GOVERNMENT
DATE OF EFFECT FROM 01-01-2016 AND RESTORATION OF RATE OF HRA DENIED
HOLD NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES
NDA Government has once again betrayed the entire Central Govt Employees. The demand of the employees to restore HRA to 30, 20 & 10% is denied. Date of effect for allowances is fixed as 01-07-2017 denying 18 months arrears.
The BJP lead NDA Government deliberately delayed the legitimate right of the employees. The assurance given by Cabinet Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not honoured till date. NDA Government is the worst Government as far as employees and workers are concerned.
Confederation National Secretariat calls upon entire Central Govt Employees to hold demonstrations in front of all Central Govt Offices protesting against the anti-employees, anti-workers stan…

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Transport Allowance

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Transport Allowance
(CLICK TO CALCULATE YOUR TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE)
Cabinet Committee has decided to implement the recommendations of 7th CPC on Transport Allowance without any change.

In its official report, “For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.”

The existing rates are as under:
 7th CPC recommended as follows:


7th Pay Commission HRA Calculator as per Cabinet Decision

7th Pay Commission HRA Calculator as per Cabinet Decision
Cabinet approval on 7th CPC House Rent Allowance (28.6.2017) : HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities.
As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.
7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided…

Cabinet Decision on Risk and Hardship Matrix

Cabinet Decision on Risk and Hardship Matrix
Click to view the Risk and Hardship Matrix
A new paradigm has been evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship. The myriad allowances, their categories and sub–categories pertaining to civilians employees, CAPF and defence personnel have been fitted into a table called the Risk and Hardship Matrix (R&H Matrix). The Matrix has nine cells denoting varying degrees of risk and hardship with one extra cell at the top named as RH – Max to include Siachen Allowance. Multiple rates applicable to individual allowances will be replaced by two slab rates for every cell of the R&H Matrix.
Siachen Allowance : 7th CPC had placed Siachen Allowance in the RH-Max cell of the R&H Matrix with two slabs of ₹21,000 and ₹31,500. Recognizing the extreme nature of risk and hardship faced by officers / PBORs on continuous basis in Siachen, the Government has decided to further enhance the rates of Siachen Allowance which will now go …

7th CPC Recommendations on Risk and Hardship Matrix

7th CPC Recommendations on Risk and Hardship Matrix
Risk and Hardship Allowance: Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance. This would be the ceiling for risk/hardship allowances and there would be no individual RHA with an amount higher than this allowance. The construct of the Risk and Hardship Matrix, proposed above, is a new paradigm intended to rationalize the myriad allowances, their categories and sub-categories that exist today. It would make the administration of these allowances simple and provide a framework for the government for future inclusion of any new allowance, which can be placed in the appropriate cell depending upon the severity of the risk and hardship involved.

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Children Education Allowance

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Children Education Allowance
Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.
Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ₹1500 per month to ₹3000 per month.
Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ₹2000 – ₹10000 (Grant) to ₹10000 – ₹30000 (Grant).

Enhanced HRA benefit only 15 Slabs for lower levels

Enhanced HRA benefit only 15 Slabs for lower levels
HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities.
As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.
The below table shows the benefit basic pay in 1, 2 and 3 Levels

Source: http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/

Cabinet Decision on HRA – Shocking News for Central government Employees

Cabinet Decision on HRA – Shocking News for Central government Employees
7th CPC HRA is a big upset for Central Government Employees
It is really a Shocking News for Central government Employees that 7th CPC HRA is not increased and retained the recommendation of 7th CPC on House rent Allowances with slight modifications. The date of effect of Allowances is another shock for CG Staffs.
The 7th CPC has recommended 24% , 16% and 8% for X, Y and Z cities. The Federations expressed their anguish over the Recommendation of HRA and other Allowances,Then Government Constituted a Committee to Examine the Allowances. After the Long wait, now the Government approved the same rates of House rent allowance which 7th CPC Recommended. It is really a big upset for Central government Employees. If the Government decided to approve the same rates , it should have been implemented with effect from 1st July 2016 instead of 1st July 2017. After 12 months wait the Government has decided to implement the Al…

Cabinet approval on allowances paid to Defence, CAPFs, Police, Indian Coast Guard and Security Agencies

Cabinet approval on allowances paid to Uniformed Services
Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Uniformed Services: Defence, CAPFs, Police, Indian Coast Guard and Security Agencies
i. The 7th CPC has recommended abolition of Ration Money Allowance (RMA) and free ration to Defence officers posted in peace areas. It has been decided that Ration Money Allowance will continue to be paid to them and directly credited to their account. It will benefit 43000 Defence officers.
ii. Technical Allowance (Tier – I & II) are paid to Defence officers belonging to technical branches @₹3000 per month and ₹4500 per month. 7th CPC has recommended that Technical Allowance (Tier – II) be merged with Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence personnel. In view of the specific requirements of Defence Forces for the Defence personnel to keep pace with changing Defence requirements and technologies, the Government has decided not to discontinue Technical Allowance. The list of c…

Cabinet approval on 7th CPC House Rent Allowance

Cabinet approval on 7th CPC House Rent Allowance
7th CPC House Rent Allowance
House Rent Allowance
HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities.
As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.
7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will b…

Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 7th CPC allowances

Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 7th CPC allowances
Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed
Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC. The decision to retain these allowances has been taken keeping in view the specific functional requirements of Railways, Posts and Scientific Departments such as Space and Atomic Energy.
It has also been decided that 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed by the 7th CPC will continue as separate identities. This has been done on account of the unique nature of these allowances. The rates of these allowances have also been enhanced as per the formula adopted by the 7th CPC.
This will benefit over one lakh employees belonging to specific categories in Railways, Posts, Defence and Scientific Departments.

Cabinet Decision on HRA - Shocking News for Central government Employees

Cabinet Decision on HRA - Shocking News for Central government Employees
7th CPC HRA is a big upset for Central Government Employees
It is really a Shocking News for Central government Employees that 7th CPC HRA is not increased and retained the recommendation of 7th CPC on House rent Allowances with slight modifications. The date of effect of Allowances is another shock for CG Staffs.
The 7th CPC has recommended 24% , 16% and 8% for X, Y and Z cities. The Federations expressed their anguish over the Recommendation of HRA and other Allowances,Then Government Constituted a Committee to Examine the Allowances. After the Long wait, now the Government approved the same rates of House rent allowance which 7th CPC Recommended. It is really a big upset for Central government Employees. If the Government decided to approve the same rates , it should have been implemented with effect from 1st July 2016 instead of 1st July 2017. After 12 months wait the Government has decided to implement the Al…

Cabinet approves hike in allowances for Central govt employees as per 7th pay Commission - DDI News

Cabinet approves hike in allowances for Central govt employees as per 7th pay Commission - DDI News
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for higher allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA).
The HRA that has been approved will be 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city.
“The HRA will not be less than Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800 depending on the type of city and calculated at 30%, 20% and 10% of minimum pay Rs 18,000,” a government statement said.
The HRA revision will benefit more than 7,5 lakh employees. HRA constitutes 60% of the total allowance of a government employee’s pay.
The cabinet decision comes more than a year after the pay of central government employees was increased.
The financial implication of revised allowances would be around Rs 30,748 crore per annum, the statement said.
Other allowances increased
* Rates of Siachen allowance for soldiers increased from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per…

7th CPC Latest News: Cabinet approved 7th CPC Allowances including HRA

7th CPC Latest News: Cabinet approved 7th CPC Allowances including HRA
7th Pay Commission: Revised allowances for Central Government Employees
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has confirmed that the Union Cabinet approved the recommendation of Seventh Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications.

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi met today and approved the 7th CPC recommendation on Allowances.

The details of Modification Proposed on Allowances yet to be announced. But it is informed that It will be implemented with effect from 1st July. The combined additional Financial implication for implementation of HRA and other Allowances estimated at Rs.30748 Crores per Annum. The Percentage of HRA and other Allowances yet to be declared.

Details awaited.

Source: http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/

HRA 30% , 27% or 24% ? All eyes on cabinet meet tomorrow

7th Pay Commission: Latest news on HRA, DA and arrears
The wait to get clarity on allowances like House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) under the 7th Pay Commission may  be over on Wednesday as the Cabinet is likely to convene a meeting and announce its decision. 
One crore Central Government employees and pensioners are waiting for news on their arrears and allowances like HRA and DA. 
The 7th Pay Commission had recommended HRA too be fixed at 24%, 16% and 8% depending on the cities employees work in. 
However, employees were not happy with this increase and demanded 30%, 24% and 16% HRA. 
The Committee on Allowances that FM Jaitley set up last year under leadership of Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa submitted its reported earlier this year and suggested HRA to be fixed at between 25% and 27%. 
Although the HRA recommended by Committee on Allowances is higher than the one given by 7th Pay Commission, it is still lower than what the employees demanded. 
Under the 7th P…

Revitalisation of Army Base Workshops – BPMS

Revitalisation of Army Base Workshops – BPMS REF: BPMS/ MoD / EME / 186 (8/1/R) Dated: 21.06.2017 To The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India South Block, New Delhi – 110 011
Sub :- Revitalisation of Army Base Workshops.
Sir, This Federation has been receiving regular inputs regarding deteriorating conditions of the Army Base Workshops, non-availability of spares on time, huge backlog in repairs and overhaul of vehicles and equipments.
In view of the above, as a responsible, recognised Federation of Defence Civilians, we felt it necessary to study the issue and bring forward certain salient aspects to your kind notice for remedial measures.
There are eight Army Base Workshops, of which seven are responsible for repair and overhaul of equipment/ weapons and one workshop has been tasked with the responsibility of indigenisation and manufacture of spares.
The Indian Army has a large inventory of weapon systems and equipment which need to be maintained and sustained in batt…

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/family pensioners who retired as NCC Whole Time Officers (Male) in rank of lieutenant, Captain, Major & Lt. Col

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/family pensioners who retired as NCC Whole Time Officers (Male) in rank of lieutenant, Captain, Major & Lt. Col – reg. Circular No:C-167
No:-GI/C/0183/Vol-II/Tech O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions) Draupadighat Allahabad -211014 Dated: – 21/06/2017
To, The Treasury Officer The PO- Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K) The PO- Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar) The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer
——————————– Pay & Accounts Officer ——————————– Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur) Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa) Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs) All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks. All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks. ———————————–
Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/family pensioners who retired as NCC Whole Time Officers (Male) in rank of lieutenant, Captain, Major &…