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Meeting of Nodal officers of various Departments – implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC – Issues on way ahead

F.No.1-1/2016- IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 29.1.2016
Meeting Notice

Subject : Meeting of Nodal officers of various Departments – implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC – Issues on way ahead.

In order to process the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Cabinet has approved setting up of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries chaired by the Cabinet Secretary. Accordingly, the ECOS has been set up as per this Ministry’s OM No.1-4/2015/EIII-A dt. 27.1.2016 (copy placed on the website of this Ministry, viz, www.finmin.nic.in).

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As debate continues to rage on whether or not the central government should ease its fiscal deficit target to give the economy a booster shot by pushing public expenditure, little attention is being paid to another issue with hefty implications for macro-economic stability. What will the double whammy of the UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana), the central government’s financial turnaround scheme for state power distribution companies, and pay revisions of government employees do to the finances of state governments? After all rating agencies look not just at the central government’s deficit indicators but the combined deficit of the central and all state governments taken together, also called the general government deficit.

The latest figure on the combined fiscal deficit for all states that is available is for the budget estimates (BE) of 2014-15 – 2.3 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). Assuming the combined states fiscal deficit has remained the same in 2015-16 BE, with a central government deficit of 6.2 per cent. Sure, this is not alarming and is the lowest since 2008-09 (when the combined deficit doubled to 8 per cent from 2006-07), but remember that the state fiscal deficit figure is the budgeted estimate for 2014-15; the revised estimates and the budget estimates for 2015-16 are not known. The impact of the twin shocks will not be felt in the current fiscal but could have a potentially damaging effect in the coming years.

The outgo on both these counts could also affect capital expenditure – always the first to get axed in times of stress – at a time when the economy needs a big capex push.

Take the case of UDAY, in which 15 states have agreed to come on board; three have signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with the central government. State governments signing up for UDAY will take over a part of the losses of their respective discoms as well as 75 per cent of the debt. The states will pay the lenders back by issuing State Development Loans (SDL, sovereign securities issued to raise money from the market) with a maturity of 10 to 15 years. These will be over and above the statutory liquidity ratio that banks are holding. States will get some flexibility on their fiscal deficit targets for two years to enable this, but will still face significant fiscal stress.

A study on state finances by rating agency ICRA points out that if these loans equalling 50 per cent of the discom debt are issued at a coupon rate of 8.5 per cent, the interest burden of states like Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu (their discoms account for over half the total discom debt of Rs 4.3 lakh crore) could bloat their fiscal deficit by up to 0.5 per cent of gross state domestic product (GSDP). (The ratio to GSDP is used in the context of individual states, but ratio to

First meet to process 7th Pay Panel recommendations on February 2

NEW DELHI: Nodal officers of different ministries and departments will hold first meeting on February 2 to formulate action points for processing 7th Pay Commission recommendations that have bearing on remuneration of about 1 crore central government employees and pensioners. 

An Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, has been set up to process the panel's recommendations that would put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer. 
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BSNL employees may not get to see 7th pay commission hike, till company turns profitable'


&#039;BSNL employees may not get to see 7th pay commission hike, till company turns profitable&#039;

New Delhi: It is that time of the year that the buzz around employees' salary increments starts building up. But employees of the PSU telecommunications major Bharta Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) got a dampener on Thursday.

BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava announced that the employees of the company will not get the benefit of the salary hike as announced in the 7th pay commission if the company runs in loss in 2015-16.

Though, BSNL had reported an operating profit of Rs 672 crore in 2014-15, it had been posting losses since the previous four years.

The company had an employee strength of 2,25 lakh as on March 2015.

SOURCE - ZEE NEWS 

Seventh Pay Commission: Cabinet-approved screening committee to review sops granted to 47 lakh employees



New Delhi,: Seventh Pay Commission had submitted its report before the Centre in November, recommending a hike of 23.55 per cent in salaries granted to Central Government employees, along with an equal increment for the staffers who are eligible for pensions. The report of the Commission positively impacts the salary seekers and pensioners, but it also ends up creating an annual burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the public exchequer. On recommendations of the Cabinet, Government has formed a 13 member Committee of Secretaries (CoS) will review the sops granted to employees and analyse their feasibility and impact on the exchequer.

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Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts – RBI Circular on 21.1.2016

Reserve Bank Of India

RBI/2015-16/294
DGBA.GAD.No.2278/31.12.2010/2015-16
January 21,2016
The Chairman & Managing Director/
The Chief Executive Officer
All Agency Banks

Dear Sir/Madam

Payment of Agency Commission on pension accounts

As you may be aware, agency banks are being compensated at Rs.65 per transaction for handling pension computation, payment and related services on behalf of Central and State Governments. As per the norms followed by the Government, a pensioner’s account should not have more than 14 credit transactions in a calendar year attributable to pension and related arrear payments, if any.

Anomalies in Pension of Pre-2006 HAG / S-30 Grade Pensioners of Organised Group ‘A’ Services

Anomalies in Pension of Pre-2006 HAG / S-30 Grade Pensioners of Organised Group ‘A’ Services – Recommendations of 7th CPC for Pensioners : D.K. Jain’s view

One of our regular and genuine viewer, Shri. D. K. Jain, ADG (Retd.) Military Engineer Services send an exclusive report of anomalies in Pension of Pre-2006 HAG Grade pensioners of Organised Group ‘A’ Services to us and given below for your reference…

Anomalies in Pension of Pre-2006 HAG / S-30 Grade Pensioners of Organised Group ‘A’ Services: 7th CPC Recommendations by D. K. Jain, ADG (Retd.) Military Engineer Services

1. 7th CPC has recommended pension formulation of past civilian employees retired prior to 01.01.2016, based on notional pay of the retiree which will be the minimum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which he/she retired, duly raised by adding number of increments earned in that Level while in service, at the rate of three percent. The revised pension computed based on these parameters, i.e. minimum of the Level in Pay Matrix and number of increments earned in that Level will not be reasonable and will not impart due justice to pre-2006 HAG / S-30 grade pensioners of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. The pre-2006 pensioners of HAG / S-30 grade retired from Organised Group ‘A’ Services have been put to a great disadvantage compared to the pensioners of junior Levels and compared to post-2006 pensioners of the same Level who retired after getting non functional financial upgradation (NFFU) to the scale of HAG / S-30 grade in 2006 onwards, on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations. The issue needs to be examined in view of following submissions and remedial action taken so that the method of formulation of pension is not unreasonable and discriminatory to the above mentioned class of pensioners.

2. The revised pay scales for all Levels including Level 15 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix are based on implemented pay scale of 6th CPC. Anomaly in any of the implemented pay scales of 6th CPC therefore gets carried forward to the revised scale of that Level in 7th CPC Pay Matrix. Level 15 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix corresponds to the scale of HAG and S-30 grades of 6th CPC and 5th CPC respectively. In connection with the anomalies in the implemented scale of HAG grade of 6th CPC, the following is relevant.

a. The pay scales of HAG / S-30 and HAG+ / S-31 have always been almost identical. The minimum of both the scales has always been same throughout right upto 5th CPC. The maximum of HAG+ / S-31 has, however, been slightly more than the maximum of HAG / S-30 scale. These scales from 3rd CPC to 5th CPC were as under:
HAG / S-30 HAG+ / S-31
3rd CPC 3000 Fixed 3000 – 3500
4th CPC 7300 – 7600 7300 – 8000
5th CPC 22400 – 24500 22400 – 26000

b. 6th CPC had recommended both these scales in the Pay Band PB 4 with Pay 39200 – 67000 and Grade Pay of 11000 for S-30 and 13000 for S-31. The difference in the recommended scales was 2000 only.

c. Both S-30 and S-31 scales were almost same in 6th CPC recommendations with slight difference of 2000, due to the following reasons:

i. S-30 and S-31 both grades were direct promotional grades from S-29, with the same experience of 3 years in S-29 grade.

ii. Promotion from both S-30 and S-31 to the next grade, i.e. S-32 was admissible directly. The experience required for promotion from either of these grades was same, which was 2 years.

iii. Wherever there was provision for promotion / upgradation from S-30 to S-31 scale, experience required in S-30 grade was nil.

d. During implementation stage of 6th CPC, S-30 and S-31 scales were taken out of PB 4 Pay Band and were placed in separate scales of 67000 – 79000 for S-30 and 75500 – 80000 for S-31 with no grade pay. At this stage, a substantial difference in starting pay of these scales, which was never there earlier, occurred. This had no justification keeping in view submissions at sub-paras (a) to (c) above and was unjust and discriminatory.

e. The pay scales of S-29 and S-30 grades from 4rd CPC to 6th CPC were as under:
SAG / S-29 HAG / S-30
4th CPC 5900 – 7300 7300 – 7600
5th CPC 18400 – 22400 22400 – 24500
6th CPC 37400 – 67000 plus 10000 Grade Pay 67000 – 79000

Upto 5th CPC, the officers of S-29 grade always got less/equal pay than S-30 grade. Consequently retirees from S-29 grade could never get higher pension than S-30 retirees. After implementation of 6th CPC w.e.f. 2006, the scale of S-29 extended upto 77000 (67000 pay in the band + 10000 grade pay) whereas the minimum of S-30 scale was 67000. After 2006, the retirees of S-29 scale, drawing pay above 67000 upto 77000, got pension above 33500 upto 38500, which was more than the admissible pension of 33500 of S-30 scale retirees at the rate of fifty percent of 67000, the minimum 6th CPC pay of the scale. The equation between the pension of S-29 and S-30 scale retirees thus got disturbed for the first time, when lower scale S-29 retirees got more pension than higher scale S-30 retirees, as the minimum pay of 6th CPC scale was less than the maximum of S-29 scale.

3. In view of submissions in para 2 above, the implemented 6th CPC pay scale for S-30 grade was anomalous with reference to both S-31 and S-29 scales. The justified and reasonable minimum pay of S-30 scale of 6th CPC should have been equal to the minimum of S-31 scale and not less than the maximum of S-29 scale which was 77000. Based on this justified minimum pre-revised pay of 77000, the revised pay scale of S-30 grade (Level 15 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC) should have been 209500 (77000 x 2.72). Accordingly minimum revised pension for retirees of HAG / S-30 grade (Level 15 of Pay Matrix) at the rate of fifty percent of 209500 should be 104750.

4. After 2006, on implementation of 6th CPC scales, not only retirees from S-29 scale, even some of the retirees from S-26 and S-24 scales which were also in Pay Band PB4 and were two to three grades junior retired at pay exceeding 67000 and started drawing pension above 33500 which was more than the pension admissible to S-30 grade retirees. This being highly unreasonable, unjust and discriminative, the pre-2006 retirees from S-30 scale had to approach the courts for legal remedy. 

The issue came up for judicial scrutiny keeping in view the rules and legal position, reasonability, natural justice, constitutional provisions and various judgments of Apex Court on pension admissibility. CAT PB New Delhi in OA No. 937 / 2010 reviewed under RA No. 10 / 2015 between All India S-30 Pensioners Association and U.O.I. and High Court Patna in Civil Writ Case No. 10757 / 2010 between Shri MMP Sinha (a pre-2006 retiree from S-30 grade) and U.O.I., upheld that pre-2006 retirees of S-30 grade getting pension less than post-2006 retirees of lower grades is absolutely unreasonable, unjustified and against natural justice. 

The courts ordered that the pension of pre-2006 S-30 grade retirees should be stepped up to 38500 which the pensioners of lower grade were getting. As per courts’ verdict, based on pre-revised pension of 38500, the revised pension of S-30 retirees will be 98945 (38500 x 2.57). On implementation of 7th CPC scales in accordance with these judgments, the pension entitlement for S-30 grade (Level 15) pensioners has to be not less than what is admissible to post-2016 S-29 (level 14) retirees which is 109100 (fifty percent of 218200). Accordingly the justified revised pension of Level 15 / S-30 retirees should be 109100.

5. Before implementation of 6th CPC, promotions of the officers of Organised Group ‘A’ Service were much delayed as compared to those of IAS. 6th CPC commented that the huge time gap in promotion to various pay scales between Organised Group ‘A’ Services and IAS needed to be minimised and recommended that the officers of Organised Group ‘A’ Services should be given financial upgradation such that a particular batch of these services gets promotional scale of higher grade at various levels when any IAS officer of two year junior batch gets posted to the centre to those grades / levels. Based on these recommendations, from 2006 onwards, 

Non Functional Financial Upgradation (NFFU) was given to the officers of Group ‘A’ Services on non functional basis and the upgraded officers continued to work in the lower grade posts from which they were upgraded though given the promotional scale of the higher post. With NFFU, after 2006, the officers’ pay got upgraded to the next promotional scale much earlier than prior to 2006, when higher scale was available only on regular promotion to higher grade / post.

6. The same method of pension formulation based on increments earned in retirement scale of Level 15 (HAG / S-30) of the Pay Matrix recommended for both, i.e. pre-2006 regular promotees to the grade and to post-2006 promotees who were upgraded to the same scale under NFFU after 2006, is therefore unjust for pre-2006 regular promotees who have been put to a great disadvantage. Pre-2006 promotees to HAG / S-30 grade (Level 15 of Pay Matrix) were promoted to HAG / S-30 grade against the vacant posts in higher grade and the entire period spent in the scale was much less, the maximum being around three years. 

The increment earned by them ranged from nil to two and as per 7th CPC formulation, their notional pay will range from 182200 to 193300 and revised pension will range from 91100 to 96650. As far as post-2006 promotees to HAG / S-30 grade are concerned, they were granted NFFU from SAG / S-29 grade on non functional basis to the higher Level scale tenable by HAG / S-30 grade officers irrespective of availability of posts in that grade in the year in which two years junior IAS officers batch got promotion to that grade. The period spent in the scale by them was around six years during which they were either functioning in the post of SAG / S-29 (Level 14) or could have got regular promotion / higher post for part of the period. 

These officers earned at least five increments in the higher Level unless they retired earlier and the period when they were working in lower posts is also being counted towards the increments earned in Level 15. As per 7th CPC formulation, their notional pay will be at least 211300 in recommended scale at Level 15 of Pay Matrix and pension will be 105650 minimum against the entitlement of 91100 to 96650 for pre-2006 promotees in that Level.

7. All the pensioners promoted before 2006 or upgraded after 2006 to the same Level, i.e. Level 15 form the same class of past pensioners having joined the same service through the same recruitment procedure and having retired at the same Level. Entitlement of different pensions to these two group of officers who are of the same class is unreasonable. The group of post-2006 promotees were not holding higher post for the entire period for which increments are being considered in the formulation of pension. 

The method of 7th CPC pension formulation is therefore discriminatory to pre-2006 promotees to the scale. In the past, the Apex Court has struck down any such unreasonable, unjust and discriminatory pension entitlement of the past pensioners. With a view to provide justice to pre-2006 pensioners of HAG grade (Level 15), their minimum notional pay needs to be stepped up by maximum number of increments drawn by post 2006 officers, upgraded under NFFU to HAG / S-30 scale from the year 2006 onwards, for the period they functioned in the lower post of SAG / S-29 or upto one year of their regular promotion / placement in posts tenable by higher grade of HAG. The revised minimum pension should be according to this stepped up notional pay.

8. In view of foregoing, the reasonable and just minimum pension entitlement of the pensioners of Organised Group ‘A’ Services, who retired from Level 15 (HAG / S-30) works out to be as under on the basis as mentioned against each:

a. 104750. As per minimum pay of 209500 for Level 15 of Pay Matrix based on reasonable and just minimum pay of HAG / S-30 in 6th CPC scale (para 2 and 3 refer).

b. 98945 (38500 x 2.57). As per pension entitlement of the past pensioners retired before 2016 from lower level, i.e. Level 14 of Pay Matrix (SAG / S-29 grade), based on pension of 38500 being drawn by them prior to 2016 (para 4 refers).

c. 109100. As per pension entitlement of the pensioners of lower level, i.e. Level 14 of Pay Matrix (SAG / S-29 grade) retiring in 7th CPC regime, i.e. 2016 onwards (para 4 refers).

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NATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE DEMANDS OF GRANT OF APPROPRIATE PAY SCALES TO EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS
17/2 – C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi: – 110001
Email: v.aicaea@mail.com

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE DEMANDS OF GRANT OF APPROPRIATE PAY SCALES TO EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
Dated 10th January 2016
DECLARATION

The representatives of All India Audit & Accounts Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, All India Audit and Accounts Officers Association, All India Association of Pay & Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees

IESM LETTER TO RM ON OROP ANOMALIES

21st January 2016

The Raksha Mantri
South Block, Ministry of Defence
New Delhi

Urgent Need to Rectify Anomalies in OROP
in Govt notification dated 7 Nov 15

Dear Shri Manohar Parrikar ji

Please refer to Govt executive letter dated 26 Feb 14, press release dated 5 Sep 15, Govt notification dated 7 Nov 15 and 14 Dec 15. Please also refer to the statement made by MOS Defense Sh Rao Inderjit Singh in Parliament on 2 Dec in reply to question asked by Sh Rajeev Chandrashekhar regarding implementation of OROP. (All attached)

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Seventh Pay Commission Railwaymen roared in protest

सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों के विरोध में बृहस्पतिवार को रेलकर्मी धरने पर बैठ गए। उत्तर मध्य रेलवे की मान्यता प्राप्त यूनियन एनसीआरईएस के नेतृत्व में रेलकर्मी सुबह डीआरएम ऑफिस खुलते ही धरने पर बैठ गए। रेलकर्मियों ने ऐलान किया अगर सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों में संशोधन न हुआ तो मार्च माह में देश व्यापी रेल चक्का जाम किया जाएगा।

नार्थ सेंट्रल रेलवे इंपलाईज संघ (एनसीआरईएस) के मंडल मंत्री गोविंद सिंह के नेतृत्व में विभिन्न मांगों को लेकर रेलकर्मी सुबह डीआरएम दफ्तर पहुंच गए। यहां गेट पर हुई सभा में गोविंद सिंह ने कहा कि सातवें वेतन

S C Rl y Engineers demands!

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Participating in the dharna are General Secretary Gattu Kumaraswamy and President J Rajakumar. A similar dharna was also staged at DRM offices in Vijayawada, Guntur and Nanded divisions of the SCR.

source - thehansindia

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7TH CPC - वेतन अभी भत्ता बाद में

सातवें वेतन आयोग की सैलरी जल्द लेने की आस लगाए बैठे कर्मचारियों को सरकार बड़ा झटका दे सकती है। सरकार सातवें वेतन आयोग की कुछ सिफारिशों को टाल सकती है।

इसके तहत कर्मचारियों को सिफारिशों के मुताबिक मिलने वाले भत्तों को वित्तीय वर्ष 2016-17 में न देने के विकल्प पर काम शुरू किया गया है। इसके लिए वित्त मंत्रालय की ओर से सचिव स्तर की समिति गठित की गई है, जो केंद्रीय कर्मचारी संगठनों से इस दिशा में बात करेगी। वहीं, कर्मचारी संगठन आंदोलन की चेतावनी दे रहे हैं।

7TH CPC -East Coast Railway Engineers' Association stage stir

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway Engineers' Association (ECoREA) on Wednesday staged a demonstration in front of the ECoR headquarters here protesting against the 7th pay commission report recommendations.

The association under the banner of All India Railway Engineers Federation (AIREF) condemned the report for excluding them from the purview of the pay commission.

"Due to faulty policy made by railways and erroneous report given by the pay commission, the railway engineers will suffer," said AIREF president Sanjib Kumar. He warned that it would affect the dream project of Prime Minister to run bullet trains in future.

The ECoREA president Bobin Mohanty said the recommendations of the commission would favour officers at the highest level.

Mohanty said they had a fruitful meeting with commission in Kolkata in January last year. The chairman had assured to give us justice by giving group-B status and good pay structures with perks, but now we found that the commission has betrayed us, he added.

SOURCE - TOI

Seventh Pay Commission: Revealed! Why Railway staff up in arms with govt

New Delhi, Jan 21: After Army men, now Railway staff have expressed disappointment over Seventh Pay Commission. Reportedly, Railway Union is upset with government and threatened for an indefinite strike on the issue. They have demanded that some of the recommendations of pay commission must be changed as it will not be beneficial for them. 

Empowered Committee for Survey of India


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY BHAVAN 
NEW DELHI - 110006
No. SM/31/02/2015
Dated: the 12th January 2016

OFFICE ORDER
Subject : Constitution of Empowered Committee for Survey of India



With a view to strengthen the functioning of  Survey of India in Scientific Technologic and Human Resource domain, Department of Science & Technology has constituted an Empowered Committee for SoI with the following composition and terms of reference:

A. Composition

1. Dr. Sailesh Nayak, Former Secretary, MoES, New Delhi  - Chairman

2. Dr. Prithvish Nag (Ex.Surveyor General), Vice Chancellor. M.G. Kashi Vithyapeeth Varanasi - Member

3. Maj. Gen. M. Gopal Rao Ex. Surveyor General. Hyderabad, Member

4. Dr.R. Siva Kumar.  Former CEO, NSDI, New Delhi - Member

3. Mr. B.P. Awasthi,  Chief Engineer, CTMS, Indian Railways, Baroda House. New Delhi - Member

6. Mr. Satyam Kushwaha, Defence Scientist. NSC. New Delhi - Member

7. Dr. M. Chandrasekar. ASCI. Hyderabad - Member

8. Head (NRDMS & NSDI). DST. New Delhi - Member-Secretary

Surveyor General’s Office (SGO) will extend secretarial support to the Committee.

B. Terms of Reference

a. The Committee will study all aspects of Sol including technology inclusion. adaption of new technologies, human resources and capacity building.

b. The Committee will recommend the structure. organization and cadre management for Sol and time limit for their implementation.

c. The Committee will recommend measures for meeting the growing needs of geospatial information for Government and public including new projects envisaged such as NGIS. NeGP, AMRUT. Smart Cities. etc.

d. The Committee will recommend the Policy/Rules/Act/Law to safeguard the vital information/points related with the security of the Nation.

e. The Committee will recommend a Task Force to draw an implementation plan after re-structuring the Sol.

f. The Committee will examine and recommend whether the reinvigorated Survey of India with its reinvented mandate will be under Department of Science & Technology or it can function more efficiently under Ministry of Earth Sciences.

g. The Committee will recommend whether the stock of idle assets ol' Survey of India can be used for promotion of Science and for larger public good.

h. The Committee is empowered to take decision Tor immediate time hound actions.

i. The Committee can co-opt other members as needed.

C. Tenure:
The Committee will submit its report in 6 months time from the date of its constitution.

D. TA/DA and Honorarium

The non-officials will be paid TA as per actual or as per SERB norms. which is less and honorarium of Rs. 5000/- per day for attending the meeting.

2. This issues with the approval 01‘ the Secretary. DST vide Dy. NO. 9713 dated 13.11.2015.

sd/-
(S.K. Sinha)
Director (SM)

Source: http://dst.gov.in/sites/default/files/SOI-Committee-0116.pdf

SOURCE - .staffnews.

Jan 20, 2016

Early Closure of Govt Offices in connection with Republic Day Parade

No.16/1/2016-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi, Dated the 20th January, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Early Closure of Offices in connection with Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat Ceremony during 2016.
In connection with arrangements for the Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat Ceremony, 2016, it has been decided that the Government offices located in the

Grant of MACP benefit in the promotional hierarchy – Copy of the stay order dated 08.08.2014 passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court

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No. 22034/04/2013-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20.01.2016
Office Memorandum
Subject :- References/Representations/Court Cases in various Ministries/Departments/Organisations for grant of MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – reg.

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7TH CPC - Railway staff stage protest

Members of Hubballi Division of the South Western Railway Mazdoor Union staged a protest here on Tuesday seeking fulfilment of their charter of demands, including rectifying anomalies in the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.

The railway employees staged the protest in response to a call given by the Karnataka Joint Council of Action of Central Government Employees for a three-day protest from Tuesday to Thursday. Various Union government employees unions have come under the umbrella of the Joint Council of

Mumbai: Over 600 rail employees to protest against pay commission tomorrow

With the department already facing a staff crunch, Thursday will push them further behind on achieving financial year targets

Ticketless travellers can be at ease tomorrow as ticket checking staff and station masters, who are anyway fewer than required, will go on strike. Major Western and Central Railway unions will stage a protest tomorrow at Azad Maidan against the Seventh Pay Commission.

To boost savings, Centre may axe NPS withdrawal tax -

he government is expected to remove tax that is currently levied on withdrawals from the National Pension System, finance ministry sources said. This exemption may come through in the Union Budget 2016-17 as the government looks to boost savings.


Finance minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to present the Budget on February 29. Sector regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), in its pre-Budget inputs to the finance ministry, has suggested the need to exempt withdrawals from the NPS from taxation. At a meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council chaired by Jaitley earlier this month, the PFRDA pitched for exemption from tax at time of final withdrawal under NPS, bringing it on par with tax treatment of Public Provident Fund and Employees’ Provident Fund.


NPS has asset under management of Rs 1.08 lakh crore and 94.68 lakh subscribers as on December 31, 2015, according to data from the National Pension System Trust
State government employees accounted for Rs 51,913 crore of AUM under the NPS, while Central government employees’ AUM in the pension plan stood at Rs 44,752 crore, the data shows. Corporate sector contributed Rs 8,089 crore to the AUM under NPS.


At present, only subscribers’ contribution and accumulation to the NPS are exempt from tax, while any withdrawal from the scheme is taxable. Removing tax on NPS withdrawal is aimed at raising country’s savings as well as bringing tax treatment of this pension scheme in line with other options like PPF. In its report in last November, the 7th Pay Commission also pitched for tax exemption on withdrawals under NPS to make it on par with other pension schemes.


In a pre-Budget meeting with Jaitley last Tuesday, banks sought significant tax breaks from the government to promote savings, such as reducing maturity period for tax-free term deposit to 1 year, and increasing exemption limit on savings to Rs 2.5 lakh per annum from Rs 1.5 lakh per year.


The Budget for 2015-16 allowed additional tax deduction — over and above the limit of Rs. 1.50 lakh — on contribution of up to Rs 50,000 towards NPS.


The NPS has been implemented for all government employees, except armed forces, joining Central government on or after January 1, 2004. Most states and Union Territories have also introduced the NPS for their new employees. The NPS was opened to Indian citizens from May 1, 2009 on a voluntary basis. To make the NPS attractive, the PFRDA has introduced a number of changes such electronic opening of pension account, partial withdrawal up to 25 per cent of subscriber’s own contribution for specific purposes like children’s higher education, marriage, construction of house and specified illness.


SOURCE - indianexpress

Jan 19, 2016

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Realtors bet on 7th pay commission

Ahmedabad: As the Centre is preparing to implement seventh pay commission recommendations, real estate sector is expected to get a major boost. The government employees may turn to investing in realty.
Post revision in their salaries, the purchasing power and borrowing capacities of the government workforce are likely to increase, brightening the prospects for the real estate sector.

7TH CPC - Railway union flays 'retrograde' proposals

The recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) would reduce, rather than increase, the “take home” salary of 90 per cent of the Indian Railways’ workforce, the largest railway trade union has alleged. The recommendations are effective from the current month and would lead to a total annual wage burden of Rs 28,000 crore, the government estimates.

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), that represents more than 90 per cent of the railways’ workforce, has said 1.3 million railway employees are “seriously disturbed” over what they

Jan 18, 2016

Central gov employees' unions to go on 3-day agitation; say, 7th pay commission matrix not final

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Implementation of pay panel award likely to be deferred

With a massive financial resource crunch estimated for 2016-17, the government is planning to defer the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award.

Last week, the Union Cabinet approved the formation of an empowered committee of secretaries to work out ways for staggering the award through more than one financial year, instead of letting the Rs 1,02,100-crore bill from the implementation of the award come up at one go.
Read our full coverage on Union Budget 2016

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The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), which represents more than 90% of the railways’ workforce, has said 1.3 million railway employees are ‘seriously disturbed’ over what they call retrograde recommendations of the panel with regard to their pay structure as their take-home

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Central Excise officers write to FM Jaitley; threaten to go on 'Satyagraha' on January 17



The Association of Central Excise officers has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley complaining about the lack of career growth options available to them besides salary issues.

The Association of Central Excise officers has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley complaining about the lack of career growth options available to them besides salary issues.

Govt limits foreign travel by bureaucrats to 4 per year

New Delhi: Bureaucrats can go on a maximum four overseas trips in a year, according to a Finance Ministry guideline which says that Secretaries should undertake foreign travels only when no one else can be deputed.

Secretaries to Government departments have also been barred from travelling abroad during Parliament session unless absolutely unavoidable. Also, Secretary and the Minister of a department cannot be abroad at the same time.

HRD min receives 70 applications for IITD Director post

Nearly 70 applications from senior academicians have been received for the position of Director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, as the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry is working to fill several key positions in the higher education sector.
It is learnt that the ministry would, in a meeting later this month, vet the applications and shortlist eligible candidates following which a Search-cum-Selection Committee would make its recommendations, sources said.

The Ministry had invited applications for the position of IIT Director last year.

Trade unions seek doubling of I-T exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh

New Delhi: Trade unions have asked the government to increase the income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh and the minimum wage to Rs 18,000 besides raising the minimum monthly pension to Rs 3,000 for all.
They also sought a special package for victims of the recent Tamil Nadu floods.

These demands were raised under a 15-point charter submitted by 11 central trade unions to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during pre-Budget consultations held here. The Union Budget for the next financial year, 2016-17, is slated to be presented in Parliament in February end. It will take effect from April 1.

Civic body employees stage protest

New Delh - Thousands of civic body employees today staged a massive demonstration at the Civic Centre here demanding timely payment of salaries and unification of the three "financially-ill" municipal corporations.
"Thousands of employees from the three municipal corporations today abstained from work and staged demonstration at the headquarters of South and North Delhi Municipal corporations at Civic Centre," said Rajender Mewati, general secretary of United Front of MCD employees.

500-strong women troops commissioned into ITBP

A freshly-trained contingent of 500 women personnel, which will be the first 'mahila' squad to be deployed in high-altitude posts along the India-China border, was on Friday commissioned into the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Panchkula.

The women, in the rank of constable, were inducted in the border-guarding force after 44-weeks of training in battle craft and mountain survival and will now be sent to frontier areas for final acclimatisation before being deployed at ITBP posts along the Sino-India Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Issue Swift I-T Refunds If Arrears Up To Rs 5,000: CBDT

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) In a taxpayer friendly move, the government has directed Income Tax officials to issue refunds in cases where outstanding arrears are up to Rs 5,000 without any adjustment.

In an initiative to reduce taxpayer grievances and enhance the taxpayer satisfaction, the Central Board of Direct Taxes had issued instructions to Central Processing Centre (CPC) - Bengaluru and the field officers in December to issue refunds of amounts less than Rs 50,000 expeditiously.

New Rules On IAS, IPS Officers Transfer Creates Confusion

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The Centre has notified new rules to exclude ministers from a panel that decides on transfers of IAS and IPS officers in the joint cadre of some states, which was being seen as an attempt to keep out Aam Aadmi Party's ministers from it.

However, senior government officials denied it saying that the rules do not apply to joint cadre of union territories which include Delhi.

Centre Seeks Report On Discontinuation Of Govt Job Interviews

The decision to discontinue interview for recruitments is for all Group 'C' and non-gazetted posts of Group 'B' category and all such equivalent posts, the DoPT said.

All central government ministries have been asked to send a report, duly approved from their concerned ministers, to the Centre on discontinuation of interviews for junior level recruitments. They were earlier asked to send the report by last week.

AAP MLA’s Husband Arrested For Assaulting Central Govt Employee

The husband of an Aam Aadmi Party MLA was today arrested in connection with an incident in which a central government official was allegedly obstructed from discharging his duty and also assualted in a south Delhi area, police said.

On December 15, Delhi Police had registered a case based on a complaint by a CPWD official alleging that he was beaten up by several women at the behest of R K Puram legislator Parmila Tokas's husband, Dheeraj, and other party workers during an illegal slum removal drive in R K Puram Sector 12, a police official said.

एम्पोवेरेड समिति ऑफ़ सेक्रेटरीज पैनल मार्च तक वेतन आयोग पर रिपोर्ट देगीं

एम्पोवेरेड  समिति  ऑफ़  सेक्रेटरीज  पैनल मार्च तक वेतन आयोग पर रिपोर्ट देगीं  

वित्त मंत्रालय के सूत्रों से -   सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों पर बैठे कैबिनेट सचिव पीके सिन्हा की अध्यक्षता में सचिवों की अधिकार प्राप्त समिति द्वारा  मार्च के अंत तक कैबिनेट को अपनी रिपोर्ट प्रस्तुत करने की उम्मीद है और यह अप्रैल में लागू किया जाएगा।

With FinMin rejecting pay commission relief, Indian Railways attempts financial prudence

The Finance Ministry’s rejection of Indian Railways’ demand for a Rs 32,000 crore revenue grant to tide over the impact of the seventh pay commission recommendations has forced the national transporter to undertake a comprehensive review of key financial numbers for the current fiscal.

The financial prudence measures come at the backdrop of a shortfall in both traffic volumes and revenue from freight and are aimed at bringing about massive expenditure cut and shoring up earnings. The new set of instructions has been passed on from the Financial Commissioner S Mookerjee to all the zonal railway managers.

Jan 15, 2016

Government servant to submit a statement of movable or immovable property – Dopt Orders on 5.1.2016

F. No.11013/7/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 5th January, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Submission of Declaration of Immovable Property Returns by the Government servants – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even number dated the 26th October, 2015 on the above subject and to say that the Annual Property Returns required to be filed under the

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements

No.31011/3/2015-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: January 11, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements.
This Department is in receipt of a number of references regarding the procedural difficulties faced by the Government employees in application and settlement of the LTC claims. Sometimes, the Government servants claim that failure to follow the correct procedure was on account of a lack of knowledge of the rules/instructions while in the other cases the delay is caused in
the late processing of LTC claims.
2. To remove these bottlenecks, this Department has decided to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time bound.
The following time-limits shall be followed while processing the LTC
applications/claims of the Government servants.

 S.No.
 Course of action
 Time limit
1.
Leave Sanction
 5 days + 2 days*
2.
Sanction of LTC advance
 5 days + 2 days*
3.
Time
taken by Administration for verification of LTC claim after the LTC
bill is submitted by the Government employee for settlement.
 10 days + 2 days*
4.
Time taken by DDO
 5 days + 2 days*
5.
Time taken by PAO
 5 days + 2 days*

It may be noted that in cases where the place of posting of the Government employees is away from their Headquarters, additional 2 days transit-time may be allowed. The person proceeds on LTC after S.No.1 and 2 i.e. after ten days of applying LTC.
3. Under CCS (LTC) Ruler, the Government servants are required to inform their Controlling Officer before the journey(s) on LTC to be undertaken. It has now been decided that the Leave Sanctioning Authority shall obtain a self-certification from the employee regarding the proposed LTC journey.
The proforma for self-certification has been annexed with this O.M.
4. In addition to the above, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed) which needs to be followed while availing LTC.
5. Employees may be encouraged to share interesting insights and pictures, if any, of the destination he/she visited while availing LTC on an appropriate forum.
6. Comments of the above proposal may be furnished within 15 days via e-mail to email address jha.sn@nic.in.
Enclosures:
(Surya Narayan Jha)Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in
SOURCE - centralgovernmentnews