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Friday, April 07, 2017

Dearness Relief Orders issued for CG Pensioners effective from 1.1.2017

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Grant of DR to CG Pensioners/Family Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017

F.No.42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date : 07th April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16th Nov, 2016 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 2% to 4% w.e.f. 1.1.2017.

2. These orders apply to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensloners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension.

3. These orders shall not be applicable on following categories
(i) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan who are lndian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance.

(ii) Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3 restored commuted portion of pension.

(iii) CPF beneficiaries, their widows and eligible children who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised vide this Department’s OM 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27.06.2013.

Separate orders will be issued in respect of the above categories.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and reemployed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CPL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.1/3/2017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Next, Cabinet approval sought

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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Next, Cabinet approval sought

Conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances held on 6th April, 2017

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@ gmail .com

No.NC-JCM-2016(Allowances)

Dated: April 7, 2017

All Constituents of NC/JCM(Staff Side),

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances

As you are aware, conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances was held yesterday, i.e. on 6th April, 2017. We hope that, report of the said committee will be submitted to the Cabinet within a week’s time.

Comradely yours,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Declaration of Holiday on 14.4.2017 on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – DoPT Orders

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Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2017 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

F.No.12/6/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 5th April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2017 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

It has been decided to declare Friday, the 14th April 2017, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Abolition of Advance of Leave Salary as per 7th CPC Recommendations

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Abolition of Advance of Leave Salary as per 7th CPC Recommendations

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VIII No.16/2017
RBE No. 27/2017
New Delhi,
Dated : 23.03.2017

No.E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2
The General Managers and FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government’s decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No.12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Advance of Leave Salary in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2. The Government’s decision in respect of abolition of advance of leave salary has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Advance of Leave Salary w.e.f.07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. The provisions in respect of advance of leave salary are contained in Rule No. 548 of Indian Railway Establish ment Code (IREC), Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition-2008). In view of this, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule No. 548 of IREC Vol.-I may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.131

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.
DA:- Correction Slip.

sd/
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE, VOLUME-I,1985 EDITION- (THIRD REPRINT EDITION -2008)

Advance Correction Slip No.131

The following amendments may be made to Rule No.548 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume -I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition – 2008):-

Rule 548 may be Substituted as under:

548.Advance of Leave Salary.

The Provision stands deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the seventh Pay Commission.

(Authority: Railway Board’s Letter No.E(P&A)I-2017/CP/LE-2 dated 23.03.2017)

7th CPC Pay for Casual Labourers – Level 1 of Pay Matrix Pay Rs.18000

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7th CPC Pay for Casual Labourers – Level 1 of Pay Matrix Pay Rs.18000

“DoPT has clarified that the minimum pay for Calculation of pay of Casual Labourers ( without temporary status) may be considered as the minimum Pay of Level 1 of the Pay Matrix as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission i.e.Rs.18000/-.”

No.7-10/2016-PCC
Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Date: 31.03.2017

Office Memorandum

The undersigned is directed to refer this Directorate OM No.2-53/2011-PCC dated 22.01.2015 vide which rate of remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (Other than Temporary Status) Part time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis w.e.f 01.01.2006 was issued. The para No.s 1 (i) & (ii) of ibid OM have been exmined for revision of remuneration payable to these casual labourers w.e.f 01.01.2016 in consultation with DoP&T and the DoP&T has clarified that:-

“Minimum pay for Calculation of pay of Casual Labourers ( without temporary status) may be considered as the minimum Pay of Level 1 of the Pay Matrix as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission i.e.Rs.18000/-“.

2. It may be ensured that the concerned casual Labourers are engaged in strict adherence to the DoP&T OM No.49019/1/95-Estt-(C) dated 14.06.2016 (Copy attached).

This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
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(R.L.Patel)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)

Authority: www.utilities.cept.gov.in

Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

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Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th pay commission’s recommendations.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1
New Delhi, dated: 29.03.2017
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3-Chemsford Road
New Delhi – 110055

Dear Sirs,

Sub: Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th pay commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer Board’s letter of even number dated 05.10.2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:-

“Where the Official Side and the staff side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2. With the incorporation of the above para, the definition of anomaly will read as follows:-

(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases:

(a) Where the official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

(b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under pre-revised structure,as notified vide RS(RP) Rules, 2016. is less than amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules;

(c) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical the horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the letter dated 05.10.2016 shall remain unchanged.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
For Secretary, Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Married Women Employees can show their parents as her dependents for CGHS, LTC etc

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Married Women Employees can show their parents as her dependents for CGHS, LTC etc

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 3280
ANSWERED ON 30.03.2017

Making service rules gender neutral

3280 Shri Narayan Lal Panchariya

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether, a married woman employee can show her own parents as her dependents under the service rules applicable to Central Government employees;

(b) if so, under what conditions;

(c) if not, the rationale therefor;

(d) whether Government has taken any action to make the aforesaid service rules gender neutral both in letter and spirit; and

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

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) to (e): The service rules of the Government employees have been framed keeping in view their contextual purpose and with a view to make them gender neutral.

As per Rule 50 of Central Civil Services (CCS)(Pension) Rules, 1972, father and mother of a Government employee (which includes a female Government employee) come within the definition of family. For the purpose of gratuity, there is no condition of dependency or inclusion in family.

In respect of General Provident Fund (GPF) Rule, female employees can nominate their parents for the benefits of GPF. There is no dependency criterion for nominating parents for the benefits of GPF.

Under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Rules, married women employees have the option either to opt their dependent parents or dependent parents-in-law for CGHS facilities.

As per All India Services (AIS) {Medical Attendance (MA) Rules}, ‘family’ definition includes the name of parents wholly dependent upon the member of service and normally residing with such member.

As per CCS {Leave Travel Concession (LTC)} Rules, ‘family’ definition includes parents or step parents wholly dependent on the Government servant irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government servant or not.

As per CCS(Conduct Rules), “Members of family” in relation to a Government servant include the wife or husband, son or daughter, parents, brothers or sisters or any person related to any of them by blood or marriage, whether they are dependent on the Government servant or not.

As per AIS (Conduct) Rules, any person related, whether by blood or marriage, to such member or to his or her wife or husband, as the case may be, and wholly dependent on such member is treated as member of family.

Source : RAJYA SABHA


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