Thursday, May 26, 2016

7th Pay Commission Recommendations may be revised upwards by Committee of Secretaries

It is expected that decision of Committee of Secretaries on 7th Pay Commission recommendations would be submitted in the month of June 2016

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7th Pay Commission Recommendations may be revised upwards by Committee of Secretaries appointed by Government.

Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is heading the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group is likely to hand over a report on the revised pay structures of 7th pay commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by the end of next month.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government had requisite fund to implement 7th pay commission award. Cabinet Secretary Sinha will finally make his appearance before the the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group on June 11 to make a proposal on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

Committee’s decisions on 7th Pay Commission Recommendations is expected to be submitted by June .  The same will be placed before the Cabinet after the finance ministry’s review. We don’t think it will take more time for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s consideration and the new pay structures will be implemented from July after cabinet nod,” said a top official from the Finance Ministry who did not wish to be named.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted the report on November 19. It had proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions.

The increase in allowances has been recommended to the extent of 63% while pension has  been proposed to be raised by 24%. Finance Minister Jaitley is likely to agree with the Secretaries group. “I think it should not be touched again,” the official said. Once the new structure is implemented, salaries of around 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will rise by 30 percent. The Finance Minister already said the 7th pay commission award would not make the commodity prices to go up.

The central government employees and pensioners will also spend more money on a variety of goods after receiving the 7th Commission award with arrears from January 2016. “This means higher consumption similar to what happened in the past. But the previous two Pay Commission awards came with a lag of two years. So the arrears were large.

This time, it will not be so,” says Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician, government of India and now Country Director, International Growth Centre, a think tank based at LSE, run in partnership with University of Oxford.

The official also agrees with Sen and said there was no possibility of any impact of the report on the market at this stage of implementation as there were no impacts when the Pay Commission had first submitted the report. The government formed a 13 member secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by Sinha in January to review the report of the 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod. The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014. It submitted the report after around 22 months. After getting the 7th pay commission report, the finance minister Jaitley while introducing the Seventh Pay Commission report on November 19, already said that the final decisions on the Seventh Pay Commission report took five and a half months including the process of Secretaries group. Finance Minister also said, government had requisite fund to implement it.


The secretary group is likely to propose pay structure of minimum at Rs 21,000 and the maximum at Rs 2,70,000 Accordingly, the Secretaries group is likely to reach the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent, which was recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

They are also mulling for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission, sources said.

Source: Indian Military Veterans

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Penalty for urinating in open, spitting in Central Government Offices

Penalty for urinating in open, spitting in Central Government Offices

spitting in Central Government Offices
 

Urinating in open and spitting on the central government office premises will now attract a penalty as the Centre has issued a new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ to ensure a clean, hygienic and healthy work environment.

Also, littering and non-collection of construction and demolition waste by the contractor will also attract the penalty.

These SOPs have been shared with all central government ministries recently asking them to follow the new procedures to ensure complete sanitation in office premises, senior government officials said.

It mandates every department to form a sanitation committee under the chairmanship of relevant Joint Secretary looking after the charge of administration to monitor compliance to the SOP.

The SOP casts an obligation on authority concerned to “impose penalty on defaulters for littering, spitting and open urinating” besides conducting surprise inspections of the office premises to ensure a clean, hygienic and healthy work environment.

“If contractors have the obligation to collect the construction and demolition waste, it should be done immediately after all work is finished. Failure to do so will attract penalty,” says the SOPs, sent to secretaries of all central government ministries.

The central government departments have been asked to carry out self-assessment and ratings for the buildings on overall sanitation infrastructure by measuring their effort in removing paan and gutkha stains, providing dustbins and required number of urinals to meet the cleanliness needs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in October 2014 launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with an aim to make the country absolutely clean by October 2, 2019.

All government departments have been asked to ensure collection of waste, rubbish and debris inside and outside the building and garden or open spaces and dispose as per set frequency, the SOP said.

An intensive cleaning of the entire office premises should be carried out at least once in two months which should also involve participation of all officials and staff (through Shramdaan) for disposal of redundant or unused hardware, furniture which can be added to inventory and re-allocated as per demand, it said.

“Weeding and recording of files should be resorted to at least once in six months. The records in the record room should be reviewed once a year and destroyed as per guidelines. This would ensure that constant space is created for keeping more recorded files. If necessary extra manpower for this purpose should be resorted to,” the SOP said.

The purpose of this SOP is to improve current cleanliness levels in the government of India offices. The primary way to achieve cleanliness is through inculcating good sanitation and hygiene practices in employees and visitors, it said.

PTI

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian Postal Service.

The cadre review will enable the Department of Posts to meet the functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure both in the headquarters and in the field on the basis of functional requirement, which will provide more avenues to earn review and respond effectively to the customer needs, reduce the existing stagnation and improve the career prospects of Indian Postal Service officers.

The proposal will be implemented through measures that include creation of a post of DG(Postal Operations) in the Apex scale, creation of post of Additional DG(Coordination) in the HAG+ scale, one post in HAG level, 5 posts in SAG level and 4 posts at the JAG level, and also increase of 84 posts at JTS level by down-grading from STS and overall decreasing STS posts by 96 for adjustment of new posts proposed to be created, without any overall change in the total number of posts in the cadre.

For undertaking the above exercise, necessary consultations on the CRC recommendations with Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions have been duly completed. The Department of Expenditure have conveyed their ‘no objection’ to the proposal.

PIB

Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission – Exclusive Report

Many unconfirmed sensational news about 7th Pay Commission – Exclusive Report by GServants

The Empowered Committee is Expected to Meet on 11th June 2016

Some news on 7th pay commission are being posted in couple of websites -on a nearly daily basis.

All Central Government Employees are eagerly searching for latest news about 7th pay commission regularly.
But to attract these visitors, some websites keep posting some unconfirmed news on a regular basis.

When reading this, the CG Employees wanted to check the authenticity of the news with their Association Leaders. While asking them, they expect that the Leaders should tell, “Yes, it’s true”.

But the worst part of this story is the Federation Leaders couldn’t tell anything against their wish.

The top level Union leaders are flooded with queries about pay commission from Cg Staffs when they come to headquarters. Unfortunately they have no answers to this queries.

In addition to that, by posting this unconfirmed sensational news, these particular websites are adding fuel to fire.

In spite of this, News about Implementation dates and Minimum wages are keep changing and coming every day.

The latest news is, the Empowered Committee on 7th CPC is Expected to Meet on 11th June 2016. And the Minimum wage will be 24000/-

Let’s all Hope this is true and wait for the outcome of the Meeting.

Source: gservants.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Filling up of one post of Under Secretary of CSS in Department of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, Faridabad

No.5/1/2016-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
2nd Floor, Khan Market,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi – 110003.
Dated the 24th May, 2016.
OFFICE MEMORANDU
Subject: Filling up of one post of Under Secretary of CSS in Department of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, Faridabad – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that one post of Under Secretary of CSS in Department of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection, Faridabad will fall vacant w.e.f. 01.06.2016. The post is to be filled up in terms of RTP. It is requested that Under Secretaries of CSS willing to be considered to the aforesaid post may submit their application in the attached format latest by 31 st May, 2016 through proper channel.

2. While forwarding the application, the vigilance status of the officer concerned may also be intimated. It should also be ensured that the data in respect of officer applying for the post is complete in all respects in the web based cadre management system at cscms.nic.in.

3. Substitute in place of selected officer will be provided after his/her relieving .
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India
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Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/element

Time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension

No. 1 (3)/2008/D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi
Dated: 17th May 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Prescription of time limit for filing Appeal for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/ war injury pension/element etc.

Sir
It has been observed that Service Hqrs are processing the appeal case files (First Appeal/ 2nd Appeal) for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized Family Pension and disability/war injury pension/ element etc after elapse of considerable time from the date of rejection of claim/ date of discharge or invalidment of the personnel from service,

2. The matter has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time and President of India is pleased to decide that, a time limit of five years is prescribed for filing an appeal for consideration of the case for grant of Ordinary Family Pension, Special Family Pension, Liberalized :Family Pension, disability/war injury pension/ element etc from the date of discharge/ invalidment from service or from the date of rejection of claim. The time limit of five years prescribed in this order is applicable in the case of belated appeal only and the period of six months prescribed in the Pension Regulation and Entitlement Rules etc for filling appeals in respect of disability/ war injury element, special Family Pension etc would continue to be governed under the existing provisions.

3. The time limit of five years prescribed now will not be applicable in the case of delayed manifestation of disease and all such cases would continue to be governed under the existing provisions provided under regulation 86 of Pension Regulation for Army Part. I (2008).

4. Para 1(a] (vi) of Ministry of Defence Order No.4684/DIR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001 and Para 2(c) of Ministry of Defence letter No. 4684/Dir(Pen)/2001 dated 7th November 2001 may be modified as “Time bar sanction for filing appeals for all type of Family Pension and disability/war injury pension/ element etc in respect of officers and PBORs beyond twelve months to five years”.

5. A period of one year from the date of issue of this order is granted for submission of the appeal in respect of past cases. This one time relaxation may be allowed judiciously in deserving cases.

6. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No PC-2 to 26(7)/2013/Fin/Pen dated 13/14 April 2016.

Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(R K Arora)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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