Sunday, May 21, 2017

Option 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension/family pension of Pre 2016 retirees DENIED

Option 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension/family pension of Pre 2016 retirees DENIED

How, the battle is lost
One rank one pension denied

OPTION 1 recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of Pension/Family pension of pre-2016 Denied inspite of availability of service records of over 80% of old pensioners.

The alternative given vide OM dated 12.5.2017 though to some extent it will benefit a good % of old pensioners, it cannot make up the lifelong loss old pensioners will suffer due to denial of option 1. Ever since Honourable Supreme Court land mark judgement dated_____ in UOI vs D S Nakra. In the hide and seek game with UOI for 100% parity between present & past Civil Pensioners Bharat Pensioners Samaj had this time secured Penalty Corner but the Babu in DOP & PW foiled the final hit.

Why only DOP& PW, our own people must share the blame! The war veterans whom we had been supporting for years in their struggle for one rank one pension were the first to oppose 'Bharat Pensioners Samaj' demand for 100% parity/one rank one pension through electronic media as well as through representations (backed by their serving HODs) to GOI pleading that they only are entitled to this benefit and not the Civil pensioners

The final blow was delivered in the 7th meeting of feasibility committee on 17.10.2016 when as mentioned in Para 4 of the official minutes vide No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) GOI Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions -DOP &PW dated the 31st October, 2016 (placed here under). JCM (staff side) agreed with govt's alternative proposal.

What we will lose
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Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/

Issue of Fitment Tables for Revision of Pension as per Notional Pay in 7th CPC Pay Matrix

Issue of Fitment Tables for Revision of Pension as per Notional Pay in 7th CPC Pay Matrix

Notional Pay in 7th CPC Pay Matrix

DOP&PW is likely to issue Fitment Tables & Ready Reckoners soon for Revised Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners as per OM Dated 12-5-2017 - as requested by RSCWS & BPS - to avoid delay in implementation of orders due to delay in issuing the Revised PPOs by the PSAs - i.e. the Offices from which the Pensioner Retired.

Copy of Memorandum to Secretary Pension for issue of Fitment Tables for Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners as per DOP&PW OM Dated 12-5-2017

RAILWAYS SENIOR CITIZENS WELFARE SOCIETY
CHANDIGARH
(Estd. 1991, Regd. No. 1881 - Under Registration of Societies Act)

No. RSCWS/ CHQ/CHD/
Dated:16-05- 2017
Secretary, GOI,
Department of Pension, GOI,
Patel Bhawan, New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Subject: Issue of Fitment Tables for Revision of Pension as per Notional Pay in 7th CPC Pay Matrix

Regarding: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2016 & post-2016 pensioners/family pensioners. Reference: DOP&PW OM NO.38/37/2016-P&. PW(A) Dated 12-5-2017

Kind attention is invited towards the DOP&PW OM Dated 12-5-2017 regarding Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2016 & post-2016 pensioners/family pensioners.

Incidentally, Fitment Tables and the Ready Reckoners have not been issued with the said orders as was done after every Pay Commission - both in respect of the Pay and Pension.

This will make the Revision of Pension very difficult, and time consuming as Notional Pay has to be fixed from one Pay Commission to the next since the Retirement of the employee for Revising their Pension as per Notional Pay in the Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.

This will substantially delay the issue of Revised PPOs and implementation of the said orders this time, causing hardship to the old Pensioners.

It is, therefore, earnestly requested that
i) Scale-wise Fitment Tables and Ready Reckoners may please be issued early for the Pensioners who had retired in the regimes of various Pay Commissions (especially those who retired from Pay Scales of Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Pay Commissions.

ii) A dedicated Software may please be posted on the Pensioners Portal for the Revision of pension of pre-2016 & post-2016 pensioners/family pensioners and for expeditious issue of the Revised PPOs and for placing them on the Internet.
Yours truly,
(Harchandan Singh),
Secretary General, RSCWS.

Copy for information and kind consideration:

i) Mrs. Vandana Sharma, Additional Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, 3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003.

ii) Shri Harjit Singh, Director, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, 3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003.

iii) Shri Prem Kumar, Senior Consultant (PP), Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, 3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003.

Source: RSCWS

Holding regular meetings with representatives of recognized staff associations

Holding regular meetings with representatives of recognized staff associations: Min of Finance

F.No. C-30013/06/2012-AD-IV-A Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
New Delhi the 16th May, 2017
To
All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioners/Director General Customs and Central Excise/Directorate under Central Board of Excise and Customs.

Subject: Holding regular meetings with representatives of recognized staff associations.

Sir,
I am directed to say that instructions have been issued by the Board from time to time, emphasizing the importance of an effective grievance redressal mechanism involving regular interaction with staff association in the field formulations.


2.  The extant instructions of the Dept.. of Personnel & Training on Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) also provide for periodical meetings of Office Councils in the field formation, on regular basis.  However, the staff association, in their representations to the Board, have agitated the issue of grievances redressal mechanism not functioning effectively in the field formations.

3. It is reiterated that an effective grievance rederssal mechanism is an essential pre-requisite for maintaining harmonious employer-employee relations and for boosting the morale and motivation levels of the staf at all times.  It is accordingly reiterated that the Heads of Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities at Zonal/Commissionerate levels may ensure that meeting with recognized staff associations are convened effectively at regular intervals, both under the JCM format and otherwise, for redressing their grievances.

4.  In the recent instruction, It was decided henceforth, that a quarterly meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Member(A) with all recognized associations, to discuss the Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities were directed to furnish the Action Taken Report of meeting held at Zonal Level to Board at quarter ending of the year i.e. March, June, September and December.

5.  Since, no Action Taken Reports have been received from any HoD, it is, therefore, requested to furnish the same by 20.05.2017 for the quarter ending March, 2017, so that meeting with all Association could be done.
Yours faithfully,

(B. Ginkhan Mang)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: Confederation

Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

7thCPC-MACP

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. PC-V/2016/MACPS/1
New Delhi,
Dated :19.05.2017
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi - 55

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4,State Entry Road,
New Delhi - 55

Sirs,
Sub:- Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS - clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR's letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 23.01.2017 and AIRF's letter No.AIRF/MACPS (848), dt. 17.03.2017 on the above subject.The matter has been consulted with DoPT, the nodal department of Govt. on the subject and DoPT have stated that 7th CPC in para 5.1.45 of its report recommended that the benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from 'Good' to 'Very Good'. In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the Government. This recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted by the Cabinet. Hence, withdrawal of DoPT's OM dt. 28.09.2016 is not feasible.

As DoPT is nodal department of Govt. for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions issued by them.
Yours faithfully,
S/d
for Secretary, Railway Board
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Retired Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers demand payment of pending DA

Retired Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers demand payment of pending DA

An association of retired Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers has written to the Centre over the delay in payment of dearness allowance (DA) to them.

The Retired Teachers Welfare Society, which shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said the DA dues are pending since July 2016.

"We wrote to the prime minister in March and again in April drawing his attention to the issue of non-payment of 7 per cent DA to retired teachers of KVS. The PMO forwarded the letter to the Ministry of Human Resources Development in mid- April, but no action has been taken yet," the society's general secretary, C M Dubey, said today.

The letter was sent by the Bhopal chapter of the society.

On recommendations of the Union Cabinet, 7% DA was payable from July 2016 and subsequently 4% from January 2017 to the regular as well as retired employees of the Central government, including KVS teachers, Dubey said.

"The DA is being paid to regular employees, but not to retired ones. This is causing hardship to a large number of retired personnel," he said.

PTI

Friday, May 19, 2017

Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016: Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5

7th CPC Pay Fixation : Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5 

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam,
Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AT/II/2702/Clar
Dated: 28 Apr 2017 

To All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)/CsFA (Fys) (Through NIC mail server)

Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016: Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5. 
Reference: This office UO Note of even No dated 28-02-2017.

As per this office UO Note cited above, the issue of availability of option to enter the 7th CPC w.e.f. 01.07.2016 (i.e., from the date of next increment in terms of proviso 1 of rule 5) to those employees who have got promotion / upgradation in a higher grade between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 had been referred to MoD along with an illustration (given below) of pay fixation of an employee who got financial upgradation on 17-01-2016 in the grade pay of Rs 5400/- (PB 2); MoD was requested to examine the issue and clarify the matter w.r.t. illustrative pay fixation. 2. The illustrative pay fixation forwarded to MoD/ D (Civ-I) is as follows:

Pay as on 01-01-2016 in the pre-revised pay structure in PB 2 (Rs 9300-34800) will grade pay Rs 4800/- Rs 25080/- (20,280 + 4,800)
Date of grant of MACP in PB 2 with grade pay Rs 5400/- 17-01-2016
Pay fixed w.e.f. 01-07-2016 by granting difference of grade Rs 25680/- (20,280 +5,400)
Pay on 01-07-2016 on accrual of annual increment @ 3% of Rs 25080/- (20280 + 4800) {Rs 752.4 rounded off to Rs. 760/-} Rs. 25840/- (21,040 +4,800)
Promotional increment @ 3% on grant of MACP on 01-07-2016 Increment Rs. 775.2 rounded off to Rs.780/-
Pay fixed w.e.f. 01-07-2016 in the pre-revised structure in PB 2 (Rs 9300-34800) by granting promotional increment and grade pay of Rs 5400/- Rs 27,220/- (21,820 + 5,400)
Amount arrived at by multiplying the existing pay as on  01-07-2016 with the fitment factor of 2.57 (the individual opted for fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules 2016 w.e.f. 01-07-2016) Rs 69,855.4
Revised pay fixed as per Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the new pay matrix in level 9 w.e.f. 01-07-2016 Rs 71,300/-


3. Now MoD/ D (Civ-I) has intimated that the illustrative pay fixation as provided above seems to be correct and in consonance with the provisions mentioned in CCS (RP) Rules 2016.
4. Affected cases may be dealt with accordingly.
This has the approval of Add] CGDA (PP&W).
sd/-
(Vinod Anand)
Sr ACGDA (P&W)
Authority: http://pcafys.nic.in/files/CCS(RP)Rule18517.pdf

Revision of Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 2.67 of Pay Matrix Level 13

Revision of Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 2.67 of Pay Matrix Level 13

Impact on Revision of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67 of Pay Matrix Level 13

Government of India accepted the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission and resolution No.1-2/2016-IC notified in the Gazette of India, dated the 25th July 2016.

And now, the Central Government has decided to make changes in the Civil Pay Matrix. The IOR of Level-13 of Civil Pay Matrix shall also be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. Accordingly, the Civil Pay Matrix as contained in Annexure-1 mentioned in para 6 of the aforesaid Resolution dated the 25th July, 2016 shall be revised.

The below table make it clear the enhancement of pay as per the revision of fitment factor from 2.57 to 2.67.

Revision of Pension

Authority: Finmin Resolution issued on 16.05.2017

7th CPC Pension Calculation as per Gazette Notification on 12.5.2017 with Illustrations

7th CPC Pension Calculation as per Gazette Notification on 12.5.2017 with Illustrations

As per the Gazette Notification issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare on 12.5.2017, the revision of Pension Calculation for Pre-2016 Pensioners are given below with some illustrations. We provided simple steps in the tables with details of calculation of pension.

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Note: 4th CPC to 5th CPC Calculation detail given below:

Basic Pay  as 1.1.96 : 1210
DA as on 1.1.96 : 1791 (148%)
First I.R.100: 100
Second IR 10% of BP subject to Min 100: 121
Pay DA and IR on 1.1.96: 3222
40% of BP: 484
 
Total: 3706
Next Stage in New Scale: 3710
New Pay on 1.1.96: 3710

Authority: As per Govt Notification on 12.5.2017

GST council finalises tax on services; exempts education, healthcare

GST council finalises tax on services; exempts education, healthcare

The all-powerful GST Council today finalised tax rates for services under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime, scheduled to kick-infrom July 1.

Healthcare and education would be exempt from GST.

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said there will be four rates for services at 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent, similar to tax slabs for goods.

The tax rate on gold has not been finalised yet, he said, adding that the Council will meet again on June 3.

PTI

Career Progression of Track Maintainers in Railways - full implementation of the report of Joint Committee

Career Progression of Track Maintainers in Railways - full implementation of the report of Joint Committee-reg.

No. IV/Committee/Track Maintainer/Part III                         
Dated: 18/05/2017
The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Career Progression of Track Maintainers in Railways - full implementation of the report of Joint Committee-reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 1/2015.
  • Railway Board's letter No. 2010/CE-1(Spl)/GNS/15 (Pt.) dated 17/08/2012, E(NG)I-2012/PM5/1 dated 13/08/2013, No. 2012/CE-1/GNS/20 dated 01/04/2014 & No. E(NG) I-2012/PM/1 dated 14/10/2014.
  • NFIR's letter No. IV/Committee/Track Maintainer/Pt. III dated 12/04/2016, 10/08/2016, 01/11/2016 & 28/11/2016.
During NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 22/23-12-2016, while discussing the subject matter, Official Side conveyed that the matter has been examined in the Pay Commission Directorate and full facts of the case have been put up for decision on modalities of implementation to Civil Engineering Directorate.

In this connection, Federation reminds the Railway Board that the subject relating to revision of percentages in the Track Maintainer category to 10 : 20 : 20 : 50 in VI CPC GP 2800, 2400, 1900 & 1800 respectively was discussed between the Federations and the Board (MS & FC) on 27/09/2013 when Shri Subodh Jain, Member Staff/Member Engineering was present. During the meeting, it was agreed to revise the percentage distribution of the Track Maintainers in the ratio of 6 : 12 : 22 : 60 in lieu of existing 3 : 6 : 20 : 71 and further upward revision would again be decided later on. In the further meeting held between the Federations and the full Board on 07/02/2014 an agreement was reached (vide Item No. 4) and in this connection extract of minutes of meeting is re­produced below:-

"It was agreed that the percentage distribution of posts in the ratio of 6 : 12 : 20 : 60 as per minutes of the separate meeting held on 27/09/2013 would be implemented for which matching surrender would not necessarily be from the Trackmen cadre only. Further, improvement in cadre structure could be considered after reasonable period of residency has elapsed. However, the matching surrender shall be needed".
Federation is disappointed to notice that the Railway Board instead of fulfilling its commitment has conveyed (citing DC/JCM Item No. 15/2012) that the "Board had decided to keep the existing percentage distribution of posts of Track Maintainer as 6 : 12 : 22 : 60 in the Track Maintainer category Grade-I, II, III & IV respectively" without caring to give cognizance to its commitment dated 27/09/2013 and 07/02/2014. The Board's status report amounts to breach of agreement.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (MS) to kindly see that the commitment given to the Federations is fulfilled duly revising the percentage distribution of Track Maintainers to 10 : 20 : 20 : 50 in VI CPC GP 2800/-, 2400/-, 1900/- & 1800/- respectively with retrospective effect. Federation also demands meeting at the level of CRB.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary
Source : NFIR

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