• 7th Pay Commission

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved composition of the 7th Pay Commission, which will revise the salaries of over 50 lakh central government employees.

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    Federation demanded the central government to merge the 50 Percent DA with basic Pay. ...

  • DA JULY 2014

    Let us move on to ‘Expected dearness allowance from July 2014’. ...

  • RETIREMENT AGE 62

    Promotion would be greatly affected due to no retirement in the long span. ...

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    LDC-UDC whose cases have been ignored by successive pay commissions and Governments with regard to the payment of equal pay for equal work ...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2010& Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2010& Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
MOST IMMEDIATE
NO. 12/3/2010-JCA-2

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Personnel & Training)


North Block, New Delhi Dated the 29th March, 2010.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 201& Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.


It has been decided to declare Wednesday, the 14th April 2010, 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.


(Dinesh Kapila)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

SOURCE;CGEP

REVISED OVERTIME ALLOWANCE TO CG EMPLOYEES

Tuesday, March 30, 2010





Payment of Overtime Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01-01-2008 clarification thereon







F.No.9(14) E.II(B) / 2010



Government of India



Ministry of Finance



Department of Expenditure



-----

New Delhi the 30th March, 2010.





Subject: Payment of Overtime Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01-01-2008 clarification thereon.





                                                 OFFICE MEMORANDUM





The attention of this Department has been drawn to an order dt. 27.3.2010 purported to have been issued by this Department, regarding revision of rates of OTA to the Central Government employees. In this regard, the undersigned is directed to clarify that this Ministry has not issued any such order on revision of rates of OTA. Thus, the above cited order is a fake one. No payments of OTA on the basis of this order may be made and if already made in any case, the same may be recovered.







(R.Prem Anand)



Under Secretary to the Government of India



Saturday, March 27, 2010

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE ----DETAILS OF DECISIONS

Mar 27, 2010





Details of Decision/discussion of National Anomaly Committee's second Meeting



One of The National Anomaly Committee Member and The Secretary General of Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers, has revealed the details of the discussion made in Anomaly Committee Meeting held today in his Blog.The details,according to him, is given below.





The Chairman in his initial opening remarks said that it would be the endeavour of the Government to finalise the issues of anomaly as fast as possible. Since there had been difference in perception on certain issues, they had to be gone into in detail and would take time more than expected. He said that the National Council meeting which was scheduled to take place last month had to be postponed for reasons beyond. He added that the same has now been scheduled to take place in May,15, 2010 and the notices have been issued. He expressed his happiness that the last meeting had been held in a very conducive atmosphere and hoped that all problems would be able to be settled through dialogue. Since the Official side representing the Pension department had to attend another meeting, he suggested to discuss the issues pertaining to Pensioners first before the other issues are taken up. The Staff Side agreed to this suggestion.





Com. Raghavaiah, Leader Staff Side while thanking the official side for convening the second meeting thanked the Chairman for the assurance of a speedy settlement of the issues. He hoped that the official side, having not circulated the Action Taken Statement on the issues discussed at the last meeting, would indicate of the progress registered on those issues. He then dealt with various problems emanating from the implementation of the MACP. While the MACP assures three financial up gradation for every employees, it has resulted in certain difficulties for the existing employees. The liberalization that is stated to have been done to the Assured progression scheme, he said, has resulted in the de-liberalization in the case of certain employees. H expressed the hope that the official side would be ale to appreciate these problems and resolve them.



Com. Purohit thanked the Chairman for his statement of finding settlement to all problems through discussions. He added that the JCM was in fact formulated for that purpose and it has worked very well, through there had been aberration in the past in the periodicity of meeting etc. He said that the 6th CPC has treaded a path different than those of all other earlier Pay Commission, as they have introduced a new concept in the Pay structure of Central Government employees. Initially the employees have only looked at the financial benefit but later they have realized that there had been certain basic changes effected. He then reiterated his statement made at the last meeting over the definition of the term anomaly. The understanding reached was to have the same definition for the term anomaly as was given at the time of setting up of the anomaly committee after the 5th CPC recommendation. That was on the basis of an agreement reached between the Staff Side and the Group of Ministers. Since the Government functions are mostly on the precedence, he was afraid that the present definition would be quoted in future too. He, therefore wanted this fact to be properly recorded so that the present definition afforded to the term anomaly would not be a dilution of what it was earlier. He then pointed out that while all allowance in general had been doubled by the 6th CPC for which there had been a specific recommendation, in some cases, the Commission had recommended for replacement of such allowances by another scheme viz. insurance etc. The Insurance scheme has still not been introduced whereas the allowances were withdrawn. He was of the opinion that these allowances must be continued till such time the alternative scheme is ushered after consultation with the Staff side and the same should be appropriately doubled. He cited the issue pertaining to Patient care allowance and the risk allowance. He said that the insurance scheme envisaged would not be easy for being settled as many issues emanating there from will have to be discussed threadbare.



Regarding the issues emanating from the MACP scheme, he requested the Chairman, to set up a separately committee with a few from the official side and staff side where all issues could be discussed and then brought to the Committee for its final approval or rejection as the case may be He also referred to the issue of merger of CCA with transport allowance and the repercussion especially in the matter of overtime emoluments of industrial workers. He expressed the hope that the Committee would be able to address all issues and settle them in an amicable manner.





The Chairman, in reply to the initial remarks made by the Leader and Secretary said that:





(a) Joint Committee may be set up for discussing the MACP related issues;





(b) Reiterated his request that all problems and difficulties faced by the employees in implementation of the 6th CPC may be brought to the notice of the Department of Personnel and these could be addressed and placed on website of the Department, so that it could obviate reference to various nodal departments of the Government. The employees could be given the clarification on these issues.





Com. Vyas said that the proposed insurance scheme would not take care of the risk factor both of industrial workers and health workers, who are covered by the risk allowance and the patient care allowance. These allowances ought to have been doubled, whereas the risk allowance has been totally stopped without introducing the insurance scheme and PCA has been continued but at old rates. No assurance was forthcoming from the official side either on the continuation of the risk allowance or doubling the PCA, as the 6thCPC has suggested for the withdrawal of these allowances.





The following issues were discussed, thereafter.





(I) Pension related issues. Agenda Item No. 8. Item closecd as having been settled in the last meeting.





(II) Item No. 9. Anomaly in pension for Govt. employees retired/died between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008. Having been permitted to opt which is beneficial i.e. last pay drawn or 10 months' average and full pension after 20 years, the matter stands settled.





(III) Item No. 10 dropped as per the minutes of the last meeting.





(IV) Item No. 15. The official side stated that this was not acceptable even though they had examined it on the basis of the detailed submission by the Staff Side.





(V) Item No. 16. (*) and 21





The official side stated that it would not be possible for them to concede the demand of the staff side as orders have been issued strictly in accordance with the recommendation ofthe 6th CPC, which the staff side contested. They also did not agree to extend the benefit of last pay drawn and full pension after 20 years qualifying service in respect of pre 2006 retirees.



(VI) Item No. 17.(*). The official side did not agree for the reasons they had stated against item No. 16





(VII) Item No. 18. (*) This anomaly has been removed by allowing the last pay drawn as the basis of pension computation for those retired on and after 1.1.2006.





(VIII) Item No. 19 (*)The anomaly has been removed in the case of all those retired between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008 but did not agree to remove the anomaly in the case of persons retired prior to 1.1.2006





(IX) Item No. 22.(*) The issue stands settled by O.M. NO. 38/37/08-P& P W (A) Pt. I dated 3rd October, 2008. clarification at Para 5.1.





(X) Item No. 23.(*) The matter is under examination. The Staff Side will submit a specific case for illustration of the issue. Relevant orders in similar matter after the 5th CPC recommendations were implemented will also be examined,





(XI) Item No. 24(*) and 25 &26.( same issues) Not agreed. But clarificatory orders issued stating that no retrospective deduction should be made in respect of additional commuted value of pension. The reduction in pension must start from the date of payment of additional commuted value of pension.





(XII) Item No.36. After some detailed discussion, it was decided that the Office side would examine this issue further. However, they have pointed out that the amount of Rs. 3500 fixed by them would automatically undergo change as when Dearness relief is grnted the partents/dependents. The Staff Side pointed out that every dependent or parent need not necessarily be a pensioner or a worker in the Govt. establishment or other institutions which pays periodical DA.





(XIII) Item No. 40(*) not agreed.





(XIV) Item No. 45(*) The issue is under Examination.





(XV) Item No. 48. Restoration of commutation after 15 years. After some discussions, it was agreed that the calculation made by the Staff Side would be examined and decision taken thereafter.





(XVI) Item Nos. 54 to 59 have been transferred to the Committee, which has been set up by the Government of Puducherry and therefore stand deleted from the list of National Anomaly Committee. The committee so set up ( as per the order given to the Staff side at the meeting) has only official side members. The representatives of the Association have only been permitted to present their case before the said committee. We are of the opinion that it should be a joint committee consisting of official side and staff side on the pattern on National Anomaly Committee.





(XVII) Discussion on Action taken on items already subjected to discussion in the last meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.



(i) Item No. 1 to 4 and 5(iii) The Department of Expenditure after having looked into this matter as per the suggestion of the Chairman, in the last meeting, have stated that it was not possible to agree to the staff side demand.

(ii) Item No. 5(i) Option. This is stated to be still under examination for delegation of power to the administering Ministry to allow the second option.





(iii) Item No. 5(iv) The Staff Side pointed out the statement made by the JS(Per) which is incorporated in the minutes (as under)





"in case where a promotee and post 1.1.2006 direct recruits are borne on the same seniority list and the senior is drawing less basic pay,than the junior, the pay of the senior can be stepped up." The Staff Side pointed out that orders have been issued only in respect of Railways in this regard. The Staff Side therefore, requested for issuance of an order by the Department of Expenditure to cover the employees of other Ministries/Department. The Official Side however, insisted that such orders should only be issued by the concerned departments after obtaining necessary consent from the Department of Expenditure. It was pointed out by the Staff Side that the nodal department for issuance of such orders being the Department of Expenditure, the stand taken by the official side in the matter was not in order. After some discussion it was agreed that the Department of Expenditure will examine this issue further and if orders are to be issued by them, they would do so before the next meeting or else would report their stand in the matter to the next meeting.





The issue per se i.e. A person who is promoted cannot be fixed on pay less than the minimum of the pay scale was raised by the Staff Side further. Normally a directly recruited person to a post is given the minimum of the pay scale or pay band to which he is appointed. The 6thCPC has recommended the minimum to which every directly recruited person was to be fixed. That being so, a promotee under the extant fundamental rules cannot be fixed less than such prescribed minimum. The Official side argued that the CCS(RSP) 2008 has modified the above provisions of FR for all time to come. The Staff side stated that no rule can be amended unilaterally which would adversely affect the service conditions. It cannot therefore, be unilaterally implemented. It will be further discussed in the next meeting.





(iv) Item No. 5(v) Rule 9 Date of next increment. The preponement of increment in the case of those employees whose increment dates falls between 1.2.2006 to 1.6.2006 to 1.1.2006 in the pre- revised scale of pay as has been done in the case of persons whose increment date was on 1st January, 2006 would be considered further and decision taken before next meeting as a one time measure.





(v) The Department of personnel has asked all administering Ministries to take up with them the matter of fixation of Grade pay at Rs. 1800 in the case of Temporary Status employees. They have also informed that wherever such reference has been received the same has been disposed of.. The organizations are, therefore, requested to take up the issue with the Heads of departments and ensure that a reference is made to the Department of Personnel so that the temporary status employees are imparted training and granted Rs. 1800 Grade pay with effect from 1.1.2006



(vi) Item No. 47(*) This issue was discussed at length. The problem of postponement of increment by one year in respect of persons availing extra ordinary leave on private affairs even for a day between 1st January and 30th June was highlighted by the Staff Side. The Official side explained that the clarification issued by them to the Ministry of Defence was on the basis of the extant instructions in the matter .After some discussion, the staff side proposed that if an employees has completed six months service during a particular year, he should be entitled to get his increment on Ist July. The Official side has agreed to consider this proposal and after such consideration they will issue appropriate orders before next meeting.





The next meeting of the Anomaly Committee would be in the month of June, 2010.



SOURCE;GEN

Friday, March 26, 2010

Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualification

Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualification
No. 1/3/2008-Estt(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi the 23rd March, 2010Subject: Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualification Inclusion of additional qualifications/Review of the qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department's OM No. 1/2/89-EsttiPay-I) dated 9.4.99.The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 28.4.2009 and reminders of even number dated 17.6.2009, 20/8/2009, 30.10.2009 and 7.1.2010 calling for suggestions regarding addition/deletion of qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department's OM dated 9.4.1999.All the Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish their considered views/suggestions in this regard to this, Department within 30 days from the date of issuance of this OM.
(Rita Mathur)
Director (Pay)

DA ORDER

Friday, March 26, 2010

Revised Dearness Allowance rates effective from 01-01-2010 Finance Ministry order - DA order
No.1(3)/2010-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of ExpenditureNew Delhi, the 26th March, 2010. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2010. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No.1(6)/2009-E-II(B)dated 18th September, 2009 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 form the existing rate of 27% to 35% with effect from 1st January, 2010.2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II (B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.3. The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees. 4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the month of January and February, 2010 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary for March, 2010. 5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively. 6. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Audit General of India.
(R. Prem Anand)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES CAN TRAVEL FIRST CLASS

Govt employees can travel first class from April 1
With signs of economic revival becoming more pronounced, the government has relaxed the austerity drive undertaken last year and from April 1, government employees will be allowed to fly first class. "The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that with effect from April 1, 2010, travel on government account by air, both domestic and international may take place by the entitled class," an official statement said. Last September, in the midst of the global financial crisis, the government had directed its employees not to fly first class on government account, irrespective of their entitlement, and fly economy for all domestic travels. However, the government has not relaxed the austerity directive in case of Leave Travel Concession (LTC).-PTI

PRE-2006 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS REPRESENTATION REGARDING REVISION OF PENSION



Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners;

ORDER FROM MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, P.G. & PENSIONS

F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110003

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak BhawanKhan Market, New Delhi – 110003Dated the 04.03.2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders for revision of pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners were issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 1.9.2008. Para 4.1 of that OM lays down the manner in which the pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners is to be consolidated w.e.f. 1.1.2006. In accordance with these instructions, a fitment weightage @ 40% of the pre-2006 basic pension/family pension (excluding the merged dearness relief of 50%) is to be given for revision of the pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners.

2. Para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM further provides that fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale. It was clarified in the OM dated 3.10.2008 that the pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale. The pension will be reduced pro-data, where the pensioners had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs.3500/- p.m. The fixation of family pension will be subject to the provision that the revised family pension, in no case, shall be lower than thirty percent of the sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. A Table indicating the revised pension based on revised pay bands and grade pay was also annexed with this Department’s OM dated 14.10.2008.

3. A total of ten years be prescribed beyond which an officer may not be A large number of representations / references were received in this Department in regard to the provisions of para 4.2 of the OM dated 1.9.2008 and it was clarified in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 11.2.2009 that the instructions / clarifications issued in this regard were in consonance with the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and no change was required to be made in this respect.

4. In spite of the above clarifications, representations are still being received from pre-2006 pensioners (including those who retired from the pre-revised S-29 pay scale i.e. Rs.18400-22400) for higher revised pension in terms of para 4.2 of the O.M. dated 1.9.2008. Representations have also been received demanding a higher fitment weightage to the pre-2006 pensioners in revision of pension in terms of Para 4.1 of the said OM.

5. These representations have been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It is reiterated that orders relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners have been correctly issued as per the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and no change is required to be made in this respect.

6. All references / representations received in this Department on the above issues stand disposed off accordingly.

(Tripti P.Ghosh)Director (PP)

Govt signs pact with Apollo for dialysis clinic

Govt signs pact with Apollo for dialysis clinic
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEMEGovt signs pact with Apollo for dialysis clinicThe Government has signed an agreement with the prestigious Apollo Hospital to set up a Hemodialysis unit in the city where its employees can avail state-of-the-art dialysis facility.Alliance Medicorp Limited (AML), a unit of of Apollo Hospitals Group, has signed a MoU with the Central Government to set up the 'CGHS-Apollo Dialysis' clinic."Apollo Hospitals Group is pleased to be associated with the Central Government to launch the first Dialysis Centre in Delhi. This Public-Private Partnership model can help bridge the gap and make world-class services available to CGHS Beneficiaries," Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, said."We are also exploring similar PPP opportunities with other state governments," he said.The set up, which is expected to be functional by June this year, will come up at the CGHS Wellness Centre in Sadik Nagar
SOURCE;CGEN

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE HAS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

'Govt employee has fundamental right to be considered for promotion'
'Govt employee has fundamental right to be considered for promotion'The Supreme Court has ruled that a Government employee has a fundamental right to be considered for promotion and it is mandatory for the Centre and States to carry out cadre review of eligible officers for promotion to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). "The right of eligible employees to be considered for promotion is virtually a part of their fundamental right guaranteed under Article 16(Equality of opportunity in matter of public employment) of the Constitution," a bench comprising Justices R V Raveendran and A K Ganguly held in a recent judgement. The apex court passed the judgement while directing the Centre and the UP Government to consider the promotion of two State cadre officers-Hemraj Singh Chauhan and Ramnawal Singh to the IAS. "We hold that the statutory duty which is cast on the State Government and the Central Government to undertake the cadre review exercise every five years is ordinarily mandatory subject to exceptions which may be justified in the facts of a given case," the bench said.
SOURCE;INDIAN EXPRESS

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITEE MEETING


THE NEXT MEETING OF NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE LIKELY TO BE HELD ON 27-03-2010. According to DOP&T, At the first meeting of NAC, as per agenda Item no-1 to 10 and 15to 17 and 27th were discussed . All together 14 items of Anomalies were taken for discussion.It is beleived that there are 55 items in the Agenda which finalised by National Anomaly Committee .There is no any concrete information about remaining ITEMS OF AGENDA that will be discussed in the next meeting.Let's hope remaining 41 POINTS will be discussed in the next meeting of NAC

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING

   THE NEXT MEETING OF NATIONAL



ANOMALY COMMITTEE LIKELY TO BE   HELD ON 27-03-2010



According to DOP&T, At the first meeting of NAC, as per agenda Item no-1 to 10 and 15to 17 and 27th were discussed . All together 14 items of Anomalies were taken for discussion.It is beleived that there are 55 items in the Agenda which finalised by National Anomaly Committee .There is no any concrete information about remaining items of agenda that will be discussed in the next meeting.Let's hope remaining 41 points will be discussed in the next meeting of NAC     

 

SOURCE;GEN

Revision of pension in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged prior to 01.01.2006

Revision of pension in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged prior to 01.01.2006.





No PC 10(1)/2009-D (Pen/Pol)



Government of India,



Ministry of Defence,



Deptt. of Ex-servicemen Welfare,



New Delhi Dated 8th March 2010





Subject: Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee – Revision of pension in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged prior to 01.01.2006.



The undersigned is directed to state that in order to consider various issues on pension of Armed Forces pensioners, the Government had setup a Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary. The Committee in its Report have recommended the following for pre-2006 PBOR pensioners -

1.1 Pre-10.10.1997 PBOR pensioners may be brought on par with post-10.10.1997 PBOR pensioners;and





1.2 To reduce the gap between the pensions of pre & post-1.1.2006 PBOR pensioners, following principle may be followed -





1.2.1 Pension of all pre-1.1.2006 PBOR pensioners may be reckoned with reference to a notional maximum in the post-1.1.2006 revised pay structure corresponding to the maximum of pre-Sixth pay commission pay



scales as per fitment table of each rank.





1.2.2 To continue with the enhanced weightages awarded by the Group of Ministers (GOM) of 2006.





2. The above recommendations of the Committee have been accepted by the Government and the President is pleased to decide that with effect from 1st July 2009, service pension/special pension/invalid pension/service element of disability pension and service element of war injury/liberalized disability pension (in release cases only) of all pre-1.1.2006 PBOR pensioners of Army, Navy and Air Force (including DSC and TA) shall be reckoned at 50% of the notional pay in the post-1.1.2006 revised pay structure corresponding to the maximum of pay scalesapplicable from 10.10.1997 of the rank and group continuously held for last 10 months preceding invalidment/discharge. The amount so determined shall be the



pension for 33 years of reckonable qualifying service including rank weightage (except for TA personnel) as provided under this Ministry’s letter No. 1(6)/98/D(Pension/Services) dated 3.2.1998 and enhanced vide this Ministry’s letter No. 14(3)/2008/D(Pen/Sers)/Vol-III dated 1.2.2006. For lesser period of qualifying



service, this amount shall be proportionately reduced. The amount of pension finally arrived at shall be subject to a minimum of Rs. 3,500/- per month             SOURCE;GEN

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Clarification on encashement of leave alongwith LTC availed prior to 31.8.2009

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts





Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. New Delhi-110010

No. AN/XIV/141G2/LTC





Dated 29 .12.2009.





To



All PCsDA/CsDA





Sub:- Clarification on encashement of leave alongwith LTC availed prior to 31.8.2009.





The matters regarding whether encashment of leave on account of LTC availed prior to 31st August 2008 under the old rates will be debited from the total EL at the time of retirement and also be counted towards overall entitlements of 60 days or not, was referred to DoP&T for clarification.



2. DoP&T has since clarified that “Leave encashed alongwith LTC will not be deducted from the maximum of EL encashable at the time of retirement w.e.f.. 01.9.2008 irrespective of whether the leave encashment with LTC was availed prior to 01.9.2008 or not. However, the ,maximum leave encashable alongwith LTC during the entire career is 60 days”.







3. For CDA (PD) Meerut only :- This disposes off their letter No.



AN/III/Encashment of EL/LTC dated 20.01.2009.

Dy CGDA(AN) has seen.





(R.K. Bhatt)



For CGDA



SOURCE;CGSN

LTC CLARIFICATION FOR NEW RECRUITS

LTC CLARIFICATION FOR NEW RECRUITS





Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts



Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantl. New Delhi-llOOlO



No. AN/XIV/14162/L TC Dated 18.12.2009.

To



All PCsDA/CsDA

Subject :- Clarification on admissibility LTC claim in respect of fresh recruits.



The matter regarding admissibility of LTC to fresh recruits to central Government was referred to DoP&T who have since clarified that an employee who has not completed 8 years service as fresh recruits on 01.9.2008 will get the benefit available to a fresh recruits for the remaining period till he completes 8 years. There will be no change in block years. Current block is 2006-09.





2. As regards who will be construed as a Fresh Recruits, DoP&T has clarified that a direct recruit joining Govt. service for the first time will be deemed to be a fresh recruits.





(R.K.Bhatt)

For CGDA               SOURCE;GEN

Proceedings of the Steering Committee of JCM-III level council of OFB

Mar 20, 2010





Proceedings of the Steering Committee of JCM-III level council of OFB



INDWF General Secretary Sri .R.Srinivasan has disclosed the Proceedings of the Steering Committee of JCM-III level council of OFB in his blog.According to him



The 9th steering committee of 11th Term JCM III Level Council, OFB hled on 12-03-2010 at OFB HQRS, Kolkata under the chairman ship of DDG/Admin. During the meeting the following points were discussed and the decision/position/progress to given below.







1. Payment of Night Duty Allowance arrears on the Notional Basic of IVth CPC + DA + Increment + Promotion between 1.1.1996 till date:



Clarification of NDA which is now being paid on IV CPC pay scales from 1.1.96 was demanded to calculate by adding the increased DA + Earned Increments, Promotion / ACP etc., till date. This was agreed by OFB, Revised package by PC of A factories was issued. Few factories have paid the arrears and calculating on the revised package.



It was insisted that many factories have not paid. It should be ensured that all the ordnance factories should make the arrears payment and the details should be given in the next meeting.







2.OT Payment on revised VI CPC Pay:







It was demanded that the OT allowances should be paid on the VI CPC scale without further delay. It was informed to OFB that Railway Board issued orders recently to pay OT allowance on the revised pay w.e.f. 1.9.2008 by calculating HRA, TA, DA and Ration Allowance.



Similarly it was demanded to calculating OT pay to ordnance factory employees without further delay on the revised pay.



3.Co-Relation of piece work profit on revised pay:



It was demanded that there should not be any further delay to Co-Relate the piece work profit in the minimum of the pay band with Grade Pay.



4.Payment of piece work profit to those employees who were promoted / Granted ACP on the upgraded Pay / Grade Pay:



Though the Co-relation is delayed, but the employees who were promoted / granted ACP after 1.9.2008 have not paid piece work profit on their pay. It was agreed to consider and was referred to PC of A fys.







Demanded the following:







a) MACP benefit to Teaching staff of Ordnance factories.



b) Merger of AF / FM / SH with JWM or to promote ch/man to AF immediately.



c) Holding of DPC for PR Teachers for their promotion.



d) Continuing of Risk Allowance and Patient Care Allowance.



e) Granting of EL 30 days to Direct Workers without delay.



f) Granting of incentive to Labourer SSK working in maintenance sections.



g) Early clearance of SLP to allow Direct Recruitment in HVF, OFT, OFP madek and EFA.



h) Special increments granted to stenographers through Arbitration Award should be treated as Part of Pay.



i) Granting of Departmental OT 3 ¼ Hrs. for Piece Workers to be considered. PC of A fys agreed to consider.



j) Early sanction of Manpower to Ordnance Factories during the year 2010-11 for Direct Recruitment against wastage vacancies arised during the previous year.



k) Cadre review proposal by OFB for para medical staff should be forwarded to Mof D by OFB without further delay.



l) Pharmacists awarded Rs.4200 Grade Pay should be granted w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and the clarification deleting of 2 years should be made clear.



m) Cadre review proposal for all categories should be prepared and forwarded to consultation with staff side and accordingly Recruitment Rules should be amended.



n) The residency period prescribed by DOP&T should not the followed wile filling the vacancies fallen prior to 1.9.2008 and as per Recruitment Rules only should be followed.



o) Removal of stagnation for store Keeping staff (SK & Supervisor) after the merger of Ch/man II & I , the vacancies fallen will be filled by promotion.



p) Agreed to declare the advertisement for filling the Ch/man vacancies through LDCE by April.







Further OFB agreed to consider the following.



Ø NIES who have got Rs.1900 Grade Pay, if willing to become labour SSK (GP Rs.1800) Grade Pay will be considered since their pay will e protected as per recent Government orders.







Ø Laborer USK now become Laborurer SSK their up gradation will be ignored for MACP. Their promotion to SK also will not be counted for MACP orders were issued.







Ø Agreed to grant Compassionate Appointments to those who were offered appointment prior to VI CPC orders even if they are less than matriculate but will be placed in S1 - Scale (OFB issued order instruction No.63/2009(PCC) dt 29.12.2009.







Ø Recovery of subscription to wards GPF for new pension scheme employees under scheme – II was discussed but were informed that the matter may be discussed at national council (JCM).







OFB asked the federations, to submit their cadre review proposal to within seven days, so that OFB can in corporate in their proposal and consult with the federations. You many forward proposals for the following cadres.



Ø Industrial Employees



Ø Store Keeping Staff



Ø Supervisor Staff (Ch/man to JWM)



Ø Fire Fighting Staff



Ø Cart while group ‘D’



Ø Stenographers Cadre



Ø Hindi/Raj basha Cadre.







Regarding the four grade structure of Artisan (Trades Man) and upgardation of MCM Grade Pay to Rs.4200 and HS-I Grade Pay to Rs.2800 was referred to DoP&T and the same was approved by DoP&T and sent to Mof Defence on 26.2.2010.



Now the file was sent to Defecnce (Finance) for their approval. Now pending there. Any moment, it can be cleared. We have asked one time relaxation for Highly Skilled from Trade Test and to give effect from 1.1.2006. Due to this, MACPS also pending in many factories. MCM will be feeder grade to Ch/man infuture.     SOURCE;GEN

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sixth Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of Pay scales- amendment of Service Rules Recruitment Rules.

Subject:- Sixth Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of Pay scales- amendment of Service Rules Recruitment Rules.





The following grades may be revised as...





From      To                 Minimum qualifying service





1800      1900               3 years







1OOOO     HAG           3 years







HAG         HAG + scale     1 year







HAG        Apex scale          2 years

Core banking services at post offices

Core banking services at post offices







There is a proposal to introduce Core Banking Solution (CBS) in 4,000 post offices for ensuring “anytime, anywhere and any branch banking” in these 4000 post offices. There is a financial outlay of Rs.106 crores for development of CBS software, customer relations management, training, project management unit, centralised back office etc. during the 11th Five Year Plan. The project aims at provision of delivery channels like ATM, internet, phone and mobile banking services besides streamlining the existing operations of savings schemes /savings certificates. Till now, 117 officers have been imparted CBS appreciation training and 60 operative officials have attended workshop on Core Banking.







Government has also taken the following steps to make the post offices a profitable organization:







Modernize mail operations through improved transmission of mails, parcel and logistics between major cities, setting up of automatic mail processing centres for faster processing of mails and rationalization of the existing mail network.





Induction of technology in speed post network and financial services so as to increase the efficiency of operations.





Leveraging the postal network to provide various utility services.





Utilizing technology for improving productivity in post offices.





Imparting need based training to all staff.





This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Gurudas Kamat in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.



Source: PTI

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance from January 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010





Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance from January 2010.





Cabinet Ministry today decided to issue an additional Dearness Allowance of 8% to all Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect form 01.01.2010.







With this the total Dearness Allwoance will rise from 27% to 35%.







The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of 6th CPC . An increase of eight per cent over the existing rate of 27 per cent of the Basic Pay (Pay in the pay band + Grade pay) / Pension and arrears for Jan and Feb - 2010 will be paid in next month

Sunday, March 7, 2010

FLASH NEWS FROM SECRETARY GENERAL OF CONFEDERATION

FLASH NEWS FROM SECRETARY GENERAL OF CONFEDERATION



FLASH NEWS FROM SECRETARY GENERAL Mr.K.K.N.Kutty...





Confederation General Secretary informs that the next Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee will be likely held on 27.03.2010.





Many issues including Increment to those employees whose date of increment is between february and june and Stepping up of pay of senior officials on par with the pay of higher pay granted to new recruits on or after 1.1.2006 etc will again come up for discussion in the said meeting

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Special Recruitment Drive to fill SC/ST/OBC posts backlog

Special Recruitment Drive to fill SC/ST/OBC posts backlog



As per information received from 37 Ministries/Departments of Government of India, the number of backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes as on 01.11.2008 were 3537, 2969 and 6439 respectively.







The Government has launched a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs.







This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Child Care Leave-Waiving of age restriction for mentally challenged/disabled children

Child Care Leave-Waiving of age restriction for mentally challenged/disabled children





No. 1301 8/6/2009-Estt.(L)







Government of India



Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions



(Department of Personnel and Training)



New Delhi, dated the 3rd March, 2010







OFFICE MEMORANDUM







Subject: Implementation of Governnient's decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission Child Care Leave-Waiving of age restriction of 18 years for Government servant having mentally challenged/disabled children







The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T OM No. 13018/2/2008- Estt.(L), dated 11.9.2008 on the subject mentioned above and to say that this Department has been receiving various references regarding waiving of the age restriction of 18 years in respect of disabled/mentally challenged children for grant of Child Care Leave to women employees. The matter has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to permit Child Care Leave to women employees with disabled children upto the age of 22 years for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e 730 days) subject to the



other conditions stipulated by the Government in this regard from time to time.







However, it is stressed that CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of the Leave sanctioning authority. Disabled Child having a minimum disability of 40% is elaborated in the Ministry of Social Justice and



Empowerment Notification No. 16- 18197-NI.1, dated 1.6.200 1 (copy enclosed).







Documents relating to the handicap as specified in the Notification, as well as a certificate from the Government Servant regarding dependency of the child on the Govt servant would have to be submitted by the employee. The Child Care Leave would be permitted only if the child is dependent on the Government servant.







Simmi R.Nakra



Director (P&A)                                                           SOURCE;GEN

Encashment of 10 days earned leave alongwith LTC by re-Employed pensioners

Encashment of 10 days earned leave alongwith LTC by re-Employed pensioners





No.14028/1/2010-Estt.(L)







Goveimnent of India



Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Peiisions



(Department of Personnel and Training)







New Delhi, dated the 2nd March, 2010







OFFICE MEMORANDUM







Sub: Encashment of 10 days earned leave alongwith LTC by re-Employed pensioners - Clarification regarding.







The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T O.M.No.3 1 0 1 1 /4/2008-Estt.(A), dated 23rd September, 2008 allowing encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC and to say that various references are being received from Mnistries/Departments with regard to the applicability of encashment of earned leave by re-employed pensioners.







2. In this regard, it is clarified that re-employed pensioner will be entitled to encashinent of Earned Leave alongwith LTC during the period of re-empioyment upto the limit of 60 days in accordance with Rule 38-A (including the no. of days for which encashment has been allowed alongwith Leave Travel Concession while in service) provided he is entitled to LTC                          SOURCE;GEN

Particulars Taxable/Non-Taxable Exemption/Rebate Limit

New Income Tax Slab for FY 2010-11













Income upto Rs.1.6 lakh Nil



Income above Rs.1.6 lakh and upto Rs.5 lakh 10 per cent



Income above Rs.5 lakh and upto Rs.8 lakh 20 per cent



Income above Rs.8 lakh 30 per cent











Particulars Taxable/Non-Taxable Exemption/Rebate Limit



Taxable Items: - - -



Basic Pay Fully Taxable - -



Dearness Pay Fully Taxable - -



Grade Pay Fully Taxable - -



Dearness Allowance Fully Taxable - -



House Rent Allowance Fully Taxable - -



City Compensate Allowance Fully Taxable - -



Medical Allowance Fully Taxable - -



Family Planning Allowance Fully Taxable - -



Arrear Amount Fully Taxable - -



Maturity Amount of NSC Fully Taxable - -



Total amount withdrawn from NSS Fully Taxable - -



Transport Allowance Partially Taxable Rebate Maximum upto Rs.15%0 PM



Children Education Allowance Partially Taxable Rebate Maximum upto Rs.100 PM



Deductions:



Less-Allowance U/S 10(13A) Actual Rent Paid - Exempt Actual amount of HRA received or Expenditure on rent in excess of 1/10th of the salary or 50% of Salary, which ever is less Rent Paid



Interest on HBA U/S 24 - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,50,000



Reimbursement of Medical Exp. U/S 17(2)V - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000



U/S 80C - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



Refund of loan taken for the construction of House - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



C.P.F / G.P.F - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



G.I.S - Deduction Actual



LIC Premium - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



Subscription of N.S.C. / P.P.F - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



Interest Occurred on investment in N.S.C. - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000



C.T.D. / L.I.P. / ULIP (Mutual Fund) - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



Unit Linked Plan - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



Tuition Fee (Limited to 2 children) & (After XII th full time course) - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



5 Years Fixed deposit & 5 years time deposit scheme - Deduction Maximum Rs.1,00,000



U/S 80D CCC - Deduction Maximum Rs.10,000



U/S 80CCD - Deduction Maximum 10% of BP & DA (Recruited on or after 1.1.2004)



Medi Claim Premium U/S 80D - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000 (Other than above Rs.1,00,000)



Premium paid for Self, Spouse & Children - Deduction Maximum Rs.15,000 (other than above Rs.1,00,000)



Premium paid for Parents (If parent is not senior citizen) - Deduction Maximum Rs.20,000 (Other than above Rs.1,00,000)



Premium paid for Parents (If parent is senior citizen) - Deduction Maximum Rs.20,000 (Other than above Rs.1,00,000)



U/S 80DD - Deduction Handicapped dependents :spouse, son / daughter, parents and brother / sister - Deduction Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,00,000



U/S 80DDB - Deduction Maximum Rs.400,00 (other than above Rs.1,00,000)



U/S 80E - Deduction Entire amount (Interest on higher Education/Study loans)



U/S 80 G - Deduction Deduction for contribution to charitable organization



U/S 80U - Deduction Disability Deduction Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,00,000







Tax Relief - Additional savings in Infrastructure Bonds : Rs.20,000







CGHS subscription will be exempted u/s 80D







Source: CGStaffNews

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Recruitment on Deputation basis -NOTIFICATION

Recruitment on Deputation basis -NOTIFICATION





BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART 11, SECTION 3,SUBSECTION(i)

Government of India



Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions



(Department of Personnel and Training)



New Delhi, the 6th January, 2010





NOTIFICATION





G.S.R. (E): In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to clause (3) of article 320 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958, namely:.





1. (1) These regulations may be called the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation] Amendment Regulations, 2010



(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.







2. In Schedule-I1 to the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958, after item 5, the following item shall be added, namely:.







"6. Recruitment on deputation basis as may be made at any time within a period of three years to the posts of Superintendent of Police (Non-IPS), Additional Superintendent of Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy Legal Adviser, Senior Public Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor, Senior System Analyst, Programmer, Assistant Programmer, Network Administrator, Administrative Officer, Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Office Superintendent, Senior Private Secretary,Stenographer Grade-CfPersonal Assistant, Assistant and Accounrant in the National Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs, for full



deputation tenure.".





[No. 39018/ 11 /2009-Estt.(B)]



C.B.PALIWAL



Joint Secretary to the Government of India



http://persmin.nic.in/writedata/CircularNotification/ScanDocument/39018_11_2009-Estt.(B).pdf

Promotion at the level for JS and above - Revised Guidelines

Promotion at the level for JS and above - Revised Guidelines.





No. 22011/3/2007-Estt(D)



Government of India



Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.



(Department of Personnel and Training)



North Block, New Delhi



Dated 18th February 2008







Subject:- DPC Guidelines - Benchmark prescription for promotion at the level for JS and above - Revised Guidelines.







The undersigned is directed to invite reference to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Officer Memorandum No.35034/7/97 dated February 8.2.2002 which contains instructions on 'Benchmark' for assessment of performance and the manner in which select panel has to be arranged on the basis of inter-se seniority, subject to achievement of benchmark, for promotion to various levels of post/grade. Attention is



also invited to the DOPT OM No.1 22011/5/86-Estt (D) dated April 10, 1989 [as amended by OM No. 2201115/91-Estt (0) dated March 27, 19971.which contains instructions on Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) and related matter.







2. While considering a proposal of the Department of Revenue, the ACC has observed that the benchmark of 'Very Good', in terms of instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, is applicable to all promotions at the level of Deputy Secretary and above. A natural corollary is that the benchmark presctiption is adhered to rigorously as one goes up higher the ladder. Therefore, at the joint Secretary and Additional Secretary level, the requirement should be of meeting the 'Very Good'



benchmark without fail.







3. The observations of the ACC have been examined in consultation with the UPSC.In order to ensure greater selectivity at higher level of administration, the DPC may ensure that for the promotion to the scale of Rs. 18,400-22,400 and above, the prescribed benchmark of 'Very Good' is invariably met in all ACRs of five years under consideration. The DPC, in terms of guidelines of this Department, is required to



make its own assessment on the basis of entries in the CRs and not be guided merely by the overall grading. In cases where the assessment by DPCs are apparently not in line with the grades in the ACRs, the DPC should appropriately substantiate its assessment by giving reasons , so that the appointing authority could factor these while taking a view on the suitability of officer for promotion







4. The instructions contained in this Office Memorandum shall come into force from the panel year 2008-09. Ministries/Departments are requested to give wide circulation to these revised instructions for general guidance in the matter.



 (Smita Kumar)



Director(Establishment)                             SOURCE;GEN

New Income tax slab for the year 2010-2011

New Income tax slab for the year 2010-2011







Income Tax Rates/Slab for Assesment Year 2011-12 (F Y 2010-11)





Up to 1,60,000



Up to 1,90,000 (for women)



Up to 2,40,000 (for resident individual of 65 years or above) NIL





1,60,001 – 5,00,000       10 %





5,00,001 – 8,00,000        20 %





8,00,001 upwards           30 %