Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances – Secy Staff Writes to Cabinet Secretary

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Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances – Secy Staff Writes to Cabinet Secretary

Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail :
Dated: June 30, 2017
The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances

We are quite thankful that after a long wait the Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances(Ashok Lavasa Committee) as recommended by the VII CPC.

As you are aware that, during the meeting of the Empowered Committee, held under your Chairmanship, we had requested for its early implementation, but unfortunately a long time has been taken by the said committee for finalizing the allowances.

We are thankful to the Government of India for agreeing in principle for House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees working in levels 1 to 3, but depriving other staff, particularly Group `C’ staff, which has resulted in lot of discontentment among the Central Government Employees. Staff Side(JCM) is also thankful to the government for reducing 50% Dearness
Allowance barrier to 25% for future enhancement of HRA to 09,18 and 27% and restoring 10,20 and 30% on 50% Dearness Allowance, but at the same time would have appreciated if the same formula should have been envisaged for other allowances which are DA indexed.

We are also thankful to the Central Government for revising various allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance etc. as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals. We also appreciate the government for enhancing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m. for the Pensioners. Though it is meager to old-aged pensioners, healthcare and at least Rs.2500 should have been granted.

The date of implementation of the allowances, as announced, w.e.f. 01.07.2017, has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the Central Government Employees. We will appreciate if the government considers its implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of VII CPC.

Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula was one of the major demands in our Strike Notice, for which government formed a committee, unfortunately, up-till now nothing substantial has been done in this regard. Staff Side(JCM), therefore, requests that, a meeting should be called and the matter be resolved at an earliest.

The government has also constituted a Committee on National Pension System(NPS) and it was assured to us that, decision in the matter would be taken within four months. Unfortunately, up-till now, this issue remains unresolved. We earnestly hope that, the government will definitely consider the demand of the Staff Side – Guaranteed Minimum Pension for new Pensioners (appointed on or after 01.01.2004) as well as Family Pension at par with Old Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

We always believe in best industrial relations, but to keep industrial peace, we hope, the government will take appropriate steps to resolve the long pending demands of the Central Government Employees at an

Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)


Expected DA July 2017 for CG Employees and Pensioners

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Expected DA July 2017 for CG Employees and Pensioners

Dearness Allowance is not an attractive word among CG Employees and Pensioners nowadays, because, the hike of DA and DR is around 1 or 2 Percent only. Particularly after 7th Pay Commission, the All India Consumer Price Index is on down trend. So, employees could not expect more like 6th Pay Commission regime. Before 2016, all CG Employees and Pensioners got higher of 10% of their basic pay or basic pension as DA or DR.

At present, we have 5 months AICPIN data from Jan to May 2017 and need one more month of June 2017 to calculate the exact percentage of DA and DR with effect from July 2017.

However, there will be no chance to increase the percentage of DA and DR from One Percent. So, the total DA and DR will become only 5% from July to Dec 2017.

The below table will describe a lot…

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Enhanced DA after Retirement on 30th June and 31st December to be considered for Retirement Benefits

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Enhanced DA after Retirement on 30th June and 31st December to be considered for Retirement Benefits

Shri. JVSR.Krishna raised an important issue in our comments forum. Considering the merits of this issue, we posted here to draw the attention of authorities concerned to take necessary action to address the grievances of similarly placed retiring government servants.

Dearness Allowance & Dearness Relief:

As per the prevailing conditions, Govt of India sanctioning DA once in 6 months i.e. 1st Jan. & 1st July. Based on consumer price index, due to raise in the inflation for the period of once in 6 months i.e. 1st Jan. to 30th June & 1st July to 31st December respectively DA being sanctioned to those Central Govt. employees and as DR to the Central Govt. Pensioners. This DA/DR is cumulatively added every month, for administrative convenience, it was being sanctioned once in 6 months. For those Central Govt. employees who were having DOB 1st of any month are being forcibly superannuated on the last working day of the preceding month. Particularly, those who were having DOB 1st Jan. & 1st July, though they have completed 6 months, sanctioned DA was not considered for calculating Retirement benefits viz. Gratuity & Leave encashment purpose.

Retired Government servants is entitled for revised rate of D.A

whether a retired Government servant is entitled for revised rate of D.A., which comes into force after such Government servant retires from service on attaining the age of superannuation.

As per the Honble. CAT judgement, DA was allowed for calculation of retirement benefits; to those retired on 30th June (DA was sanctioned next to their retirement date. The said case was appealed in Honble. High Court of A.P. the WP was dismissed, further, Govt. of India appealed as SLP in Honble. Supreme Court of India, there also it was dismissed.

Orders were issued for implementation of DA to the Central Govt. Servants, who were working in Accountant General Office, Hyderabad. The same was implemented.

Since, it is a common issue, individuals who were worked in various Departments of Central Govt. should not insisted that who ever will proceed litigation, it will be implemented. It shall be implemented across the board to all the employees to save the money & man power of Govt. of India to avoid litigations.

References: a) CAT Hyderabad Bench OA No.552 of 2003;
b) High Court , Andhra Pradesh WRIT PETITION NO.26506 OF 2012 dt.11/9/2012
c) Supreme Court SLP No.16237/2013 dt.27.10.2014
d) Through Lr No.PAG(G&SSA)/Legal Cell/RTI/F.No.118/2016-17/D.No.45 dt.02/11/2016 intimated that Supreme Court order was implemented for payment of Retirement Gratuity & cash equivalent to leave salary.

Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC – BPMS

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Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC – BPMS
REF: BPMS / MOD / 7th CPC / 60 (7/3/L)
Dated: 29.06.2017
The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC.

Reference: 1. This federation’ letter of even No. dated 01.10.2016, 03.05.2017
2. MoD ID No. 11(6)/2016-D(Civ-I), Dated 07.12.2016

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference (1) whereby this federation has requested to issue necessary clarification for fixation of pay in various circumstances under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016.

In turn, vide letter cited under reference (2) it has been communicated that MoD has sent a proposal to MoD(Finance) on 05.12.2016 to seek clarification about the manner of fixation of pay through illustrations prepared by D(Civ-I).

One of the doubts is still pending and that is causing discontentment amongst the employees, which is as under:-

Point of Doubt No.3: If the pay of an employee ‘XYZ’ was Rs. 12200 in PB-1 plus 2800 GP as on 31.12.2015 and after completion of 10 yrs regular service, he would be eligible for grant of financial upgradation under MACP on 15.03.2017 in the Grade pay of 4200, kindly clarify:-

(i) Whether ‘XYZ’ may opt 7th CPC w.e.f. 15.03.2017 (date of financial upgradation) and till then (14.03.2017) he will draw his wages in the existing system of 6th CPC.

It is worth to mention here that Audit Authorities state that option is available between 01.01.2016 and the date of issue of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 only.

Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action so that the employees may be benefitted with the fixation of pay in correct perspective without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source: BPMS

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