Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Revised methodology for fixing the pay of Running Staff category in 7th CPC scales


Revised methodology for fixing the pay of Running Staff category in 7th CPC scales.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No.43
File No. PC-VII/2016/IC/2
RBE No. 99/2017
New Delhi, dated : 21.08.2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revised methodology for fixing the pay of Running Staff category in 7th CPC scales.

Reference is invited to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules,2016 notified vide G.S.R. No. 746 (E) dated 28.07.2016, forwarded with Railway Board Endorsement No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/I dated 28.07.2016 (RBE No. 90/2016) and Railway Board's Letter dated PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016) detailing the methodology for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in respect of  existing Running Staff as on 01.01.2016.

2. It was observed that the pay fixed in 7th CPC pay structure as per the methodology laid down in Board's letter dated 02.08.2016 is coming out to be less than 14.29% increase of pay prescribed by 7th CPC, in certain cases of Running Staff.

3. The matter was, therefore, examined in Board's office in consultation with the Ministry,of Finance and it has now been decided that for fixation of pay for Running Staff category, in cases where the actual rise in pay at the time of initial fixation works out to be less than 14.29%, the initial pay in such cases shall be fixed at the next higher cell of the relevant Level in the Pay Matrix. Illustrations in this regard are enclosed as Annexure 'A'. It may be noted that there is no other change in the fixation methodology as circulated vide Railway Board's Letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02.08.2016 (RBE No.93/2016).

Hindi version will follow.
Jayakumar G
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)VII
Railway Board
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Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC - clarification


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DoPT Order: Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC


“Non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through authorised travel agents viz. 'M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' may not be insisted upon”


No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: August 21, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC - clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even no. dated 23.09.2015 on the subject noted above and to say that as per the extant instructions, whenever a Government servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the services of the authorized travel agents viz. 'M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Est(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s).

2. In this regard, references are received in this Department seeking clarification whether the aforesaid condition of booking the tickets through authorized travel agents needs to be followed in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air on LTC and claims the entitled train fare.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is hereby clarified that in case of non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through authorised travel agents viz. 'M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' may not be insisted upon. In rest of the cases, the condition of booking the tickets through authorised modes shall continue to follow.

Enclosure: As above
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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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7th CPC Travelling Allowance - Finmin issued orders on 18.8.2017


7th CPC Travelling Allowance - Finmin issued orders on 18.8.2017

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CTG and Transportation of personal effects on Transfer and Retirement will be regulated as under:

F.No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 18th August, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh 
Central Pay Commission Consequent upon the issuance of this Departments O.M. of even number dated 13.07.2017 regarding implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC on Travelling Allowance (TA), various references are being received in this Department seeking clarifications regarding admissibility of Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) and TA/Daily Allowance (DA).

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and with the approval of Competent Authority, it has been decided that admissibility of CTG and Transportation of personal effects on Transfer and Retirement will be regulated as under:
i. In case, the employee has been transferred prior to 01.07.2017 and has assumed charge prior to 01.07.2017, the employee will be eligible for CTG at pre-revised scale of pay. If the personal effects have been shifted after 01.07.2017, revised rates for transportation of personal effects will be admissible.

ii. In case, the employee has been transferred prior to 01.07.2017 and has assumed charge on/after 01.07.2017, the employee will be eligible for CTG at revised scale of pay. As the personal effects would be shifted after 01.07.2017, revised rates for transportation of personal effects will be admissible.


iii. In case of retirement, if an employee has retired prior to 01.07.2017, the employee will be eligible for CTG at pre-revised scale of pay. If the personal effects have shifted after 01.07.2017, revised rates for transportation of personal effects will be admissible.
Hindi version is attached.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: NFIR

Monday, August 21, 2017

Submission of e-Revision Authorities through the e-Revision utility by the PAOs

Submission of e-Revision Authorities through the e-Revision utility by the PAOs reg

Government of India,
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO)
Trikoot-ll, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi - 110 066

No.CPAO/CDN/7th CPC/2017-18/311
Dated: 11th August, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Submission of e-Revision Authorities through the e-Revision utility by the PAOs reg.

Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases & about 16000 post-2016 cases became due as per the recommendations of 7th CPC. As per DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04/08/2016, pension cases of Pre-2016 pensioners have already been revised by the banks by applying the multiplication factor of 2.57.

2. However, pension of pre-2016 cases needs to be revised by concerned PAOs as per OM No
38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May,2017. For these revision cases, CPAO has developed an
e-Revision utility for sending the revision cases to CPAO. It has been noticed that some
Ministries/Departments are sending on-line digitally signed revision authorities and also
sending the same authorities manually to CPAO.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to instruct PAOS of their Ministries/Departments that if PAOs have already sent authorities through e-Revision utility and signed digitally, there is no need to send manual revision authorities to
CPAO/

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt, Controller of Accounts

To
The Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs(with independent charges)

Source: cpao.nic.in

Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories

Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories: BPMS writes to Raksha Matri


BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR - 208001

REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R)
Dated: 19.08.2017
To
Shri Arun Jaitley Ji.,
Hon' ble Raksha Mantri Ji.,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
NEW DELHI : 110 011

Subject: Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories - Protest of.
Reference: MoD ID No.DDP-P0012/8/2017-D(Prod-II) dt.08-08-2017.

Respected Sir,
I have been directed to bring the following for your kind immediate intervention.

Vide Ministry of Defence letter cited under reference above, Ordnance Factory Board has been directed to completely stop Holiday Overtime in the Factories.

In this connection we submit that the said order issued by concerned officials is totally unjustified and is without proper application of mind, suffice to say that Over time in the Ordnance Factories is not granted as a matter of routine or luxury but there is a time tested and logical formula vis-à-vis production output on the basis of which the action is taken and it is quantifiable.

Here it may also be pertinent to note that as per the annual statement of accounts of the factories, the total cost of labour on the cost of production is constant between 12 to 13% whereas other elements like Material, Fixed Over heads ,Variable Over heads consumes bulk of cost of production.

Thus targeting Labour to cut cost is not only an unprofessional approach but also shows the biased mindset of the concerned Officials of MoD which is adversely affecting the moral, dedication of the employee and output of the OFB organization.

There is large scale resentment amongst employees as a result of which whimsical diktat of the Ministry and we seek your immediate personal intervention in the matter to provide justice to the workmen.
We therefore once again demand that status quo ante be restored, pending further discussion on the matter.

Thanking You,
Sincerely yours
(M P SINGH)
General Secretary
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KVS 7th Pay Commission: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017

KVS 7th Pay Commission: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18.Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi- 16
F.No. 110239/71/2012/KVS(Hq)Budget/174
Dated: 18.08.2017
The Deputy Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices/ZIETs.

Subject: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017-reg.

Madam/Sir,
I am to invite your attention to KVS(Hq) letter No.11015-3/2017-KVS(Admn.I)/Vol.II dated 03.08.2017 vide which the approval of the Competent Authority for adoption of revised Pay Scales as per the 7th CPC to the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was conveyed.

It is intimated that while preparing the Pay Bill, the amount of Basic Pay may be mentioned under the column "Pay in Pay Band" and the column of Grade Pay may be left blank till further orders.

As regards allowances, the conditions mentioned under point No.(c) of the letter under reference may be followed meticulously.

Pay bill for the month of August, 2017 may be prepared and uploaded in UBI Salary Portal accordingly within the stipulated time limit.
Yours faithfully,
(M.Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner(Fin)

CSD: Canteen Stores Department go with online soon

Canteen Stores Department (CSD) go with online soon

India's largest retail network, the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) which supplies goods at concessional rates to defence personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force is planning a makeover, according to a Times of India report.

The retailer is planning to go online, with the entire range of white goods brands available on the CSD website. Customers can select and make online payment directly to the white goods company via internet banking.

Aside from expanding its depots, the retailer is also looking at putting in place systems that will allow customers to purchase the latest goods with no time lag.

Also, the documents needed for purchases will soon be made online. The main objective of the move is to ensure its 1.2 crore cardholders get to purchase the latest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) on the same day that they are stocked on the canteen's retail shelves.

Instead of two board meetings in a year, the retailer is planning to have six meetings for faster clearance of new product introductions.

“We are already in talks with leading FMCG companies like Hindustan Unilever and Procter & Gamble to ensure our customers get to sample their products as soon as they are launched,” Air Vice-Marshal M Baladitya, chairman, board of administration and general manager of CSD told TOI exclusively.
Baladitya is hopeful of carrying out the changes by Diwali this year.

Also, CSD is talking to leading consumer durable makers to smoothen the process on white goods.
First started in 1921 for British troops, CSD is now planning to expand depots in places such as Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Danapar (Bihar) and Himachal Pradesh. Currently, CSD has 34 depots and 4,500 outlets.

As per the report, major contributors to CSD's sales are toiletries (around Rs 4,500 crore), white goods and cars (around Rs 4,000 crore), packaged foods and supplements (Rs 3,500 crore), liquor (Rs 3,000 crore) and other household goods & luggage (around Rs 3,000 crore).
From a turnover of Rs 48 lakh in 1948, CSD comes all the way and had Rs 17,000 crore turnover in 2016-17.

Via : timesnownews.com

7th Pay Commission: Government till not clear about minimum pay

7th Pay Commission: Government till not clear about minimum pay

New Delhi: Finance Ministry top official surprised his colleagues by enquiring whether central government employees' minimum pay improved if they got the much-talked-about minimum pay and hike in basic pay.
The official asked the question in a comment that he wrote on a note sent to him by the central government employees through National Joint Council of Action (NJCA).

In its note, the NJCA requested the ministry to hike the minimum pay in the central government employees' pay structure.

The 7th Pay Commission recommended a minimum basic pay for Central government employees of Rs 18,000 with a maximum pay of Rs 2.50 lakh per month.

However, the NJCA is demanding for hike in minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000, which is now under consideration by the National Anomaly Committee.

"The government used to think that minimum pay under the 7th Pay Commission recommendation did not change central government employees' pay structure. Please discuss," the ministry wrote on the NJCA note and forwarded to the National Anomaly Committee.

The note of NJCA, informed the ministry that they their status in the new pay scale was lower than what it was in the previous scale. The note also said that the 7th Pay Commission made the pay gap of lower paid employees and top bureaucrats higher about to 1:14 ratio from 1:12 in the previous pay structure.

In last year, when the new pay scale was given nod by the cabinet, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had assured unions leaders of central government employees in the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house that the pay gap should be minimized.

Finance Ministry's comment on the note came as a shock to many central government employees, particularly because it comes after above one year of the new pay structure had been implemented.
"We are shocked to know that our ministry does not show interest in the hike in minimum pay," a finance ministry official said seeking anonymity.

"If FM also does not show interest in it, then I wonder how, in the first place, he supported to hike in minimum pay," he said.

The notification for the new pay scale was issued on July 25, 2016 and it was implemented for 5.2 million central government employees with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

TST

Sunday, August 20, 2017

7th CPC pension Revision: Pensioner Should Enclosed Aadhaar and PAN number With Out Delay

7th CPC pension Revision: Pensioner Should Enclosed Aadhaar  and PAN number With Out Delay

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
PHONES : 26174596. 26174456, 26174438

CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-III(a) / 2017-18/97
Date : 17/08/2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: 7th CPC pension Revision : regarding

A reference is invited to CPAO OM No. CPAO/IT & Tech./Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-III/2016-17/37 dt. 25/05/2017 regarding revision of pension under 7th CPC forwarding the prescribed format of SSA for pre-2016 cases to be issued by PAOs.

As per format various financial & non-financial details of the pensioners were required to be provided by the PAOs while revising the pension under 7th CPC such as basic pension, revised pension, last pay drawn, PAN No., Aadhaar No. etc. After issue of this OM various offices raised some doubts regarding essentiality of providing Aadhaar number and PAN number.

In view of the doubts raised, it is clarified that no field in the format is mandatory except those which are required to process the pension case.

Therefore, while it is advisable to provide  of the Pensioners wherever available for better quality of database, no case for 7th CPC pension revisions should be delayed for the want of Aadhaar number and PAN number of the pensioners.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation

NFIR: Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation.

No.I/5(c)/Part I
Dated: 15/07/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 40/2012.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2 dated 16/05/1988 and 08/12/2010.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. U5(c)/Part I dated 22/02/2016, 25/04/2016, 01/08/2016,04/11/2016 , 07/04/2017 & 19/06/2017.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to letter dated 08/12/2010 (RBE No. 176/2010) wherein powers delegated to the GMs and other HoDs directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway employees for sanction of HRA in accordance with the provisions contained in Board's letter dated 16/05/1988 were extended w.e.f. 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2017. Reports received by the Federation reveal that the situations available in the field have not undergone material change, thus there is need to extend further these powers atleast upto further period of 10 years w.e.f. 01/04/2017. In this connection Board may also connect NFIR's PNM item No. 40/2012 and Federation's letter on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue instructions, extending delegation of powers to the GMs and other HoDs to sanction HRA atleast upto 31/03/2027. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

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