Monday, 25 September 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance Revised Rates from 01/.07/2017 - Dept of Posts Order

Thursday, 21 September 2017

DoPT to Launch Mobile app for Retiring Central Govt Employees Today.

New Delhi: A mobile application will be launched on Wednesday for Retiring Central Govt Employees Today to help them monitor the progress of their pension settlement cases.

Retired employees will also be able to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints, if any, through the pension calculator, an official release issued by the Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions Ministry said on Tuesday.
The ministry already has a pensioners’ portal for this purpose.
The mobile app will be extending to the mobile handset all services meant for the pensioner which are currently available on the portal of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, it said.
With this application, a superannuating central government official will be able to monitor the progress of his or her pension settlement and retired officials will be able to assess or check details of their pension amounts through the pension calculator as well register grievances and get updates on orders issued by the department, it said.
The app will be launched by by MoS for DoPT Jitendra Singh. He will also award pensioners for outstanding contributions towards ‘Anubhav’ – a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experiences on working with the government.
To help government pensioners, a workshop on pre-retirement counselling of 300 central government employees who are on the verge of retirement is also scheduled to be held.
The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about post-retirement entitlements as well as to help them plan for life after retirement, the release said.
There will be four interactive sessions which will cover among other things a road map to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners and re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities, it said.
There will be a session on Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the importance of writing a will, the release said.
The pension department in this programme will launch the first of a series of pension adalats, which seek to bring together an aggrieved pensioner, the department concerned and a bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases could be settled across the table within the framework of rules.
The ‘Anubhav Awards 2017’ will be presented to 17 pensioners. The ‘Anubhav’ scheme was instituted at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who encouraged retiring or retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government to create institutional wealth for the government for future governance and inspire the coming generations of government officials, it said

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

7th CPC Travel Entitlement on Leave Travel Concession w.e.f. 1st July, 2017: DoPT OM 19.09.2017

No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated September19, 2017


Subject: Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A-IV dated 23.09.2008, which inter-alia provides that travel entitlements for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.
2. Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government on the recommendations of Seventh CPC relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements of Central Government employees, TA Rules have undergone changes vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

3. In this regard, it is clarified that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

4. Further, the following conditions may also be noted:

i. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

ii. Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible.

iii. Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.
iv. In case of journey between the places not connected by any public/Government means of transport, the Government servant shall be allowed reimbursement as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the
Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

v. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is now allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

vi. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.

5. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

Dearness Allowance from July, 2017 @ 5%: Finance Ministry Order

No. 1/9/2017-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 20th September, 2017.


Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministrys Office Memorandum No. 1/312017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay per month, with effect from 1st July, 2017.

2. The term basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government. but does not, include any other type of pay like special pay, etc. 
3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to “the relevant Head of the Defence. Services Estimates. In respect of Armed” Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by-the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively”.

6. In so far as the employees-working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Proposed RRs of AO/AAO of IP&TAFS Group 'B'

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Can govt staff select own fund manager for NPS? PFRDA expects decision in a month

  • The Hindu Business Line
  • Fears wane AP
    Asian stocks rose strongly on Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea marked a weekend holiday with celebrations but refrained from launching more missiles, giving investors some relief Pension regulator PFRDA is hopeful of a final government decision within a month over allowing the nearly three million Central government employees choose their own fund manager as well as investment allocation for their National Pension System (NPS) contributions.
    Currently, Central government employees have no say on the matter of choice of fund manager or investment allocation, as both are decided by the government.
    The equity allocation is currently capped at 15 per cent for government employees. All NPS contributions of Central government employees are being distributed evenly across three public sector fund managers — LIC Pension Fund, SBI Pension Fund and UTI.
    For non-government employees, the equity allocation can be as high as 50 per cent.
    “Our surmise is that within a month or so, the government will take the final call. We have been pushing for it for one year now. The committee set up under the aegis of Personnel Ministry with representation from Department of Financial Services has finalised its report,” Hemant Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA, told BusinessLine here on Monday.
    Allow ‘same choices’
    He said PFRDA had no information on the content of the report or whether the committee had recommended flexibility to government employees. The pension regulator had urged the Centre to allow Central government employees to have the “same choices” as available to non-government employees. This would mean government employees getting an option to take their equity allocation up to 50 per cent.
    It may be recalled that the Seventh Pay Commission, too, had made a case for widening the choice for Central government employees. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has also supported such an initiative, stating that allowing a choice on selection of fund manager and investment allocation was “long overdue”.
    Meanwhile, Contractor said the total corpus under NPS had crossed ₹2 lakh crore. About 85 per cent in value terms is accounted for by the government sector. The non-government sector’s AUM stood at about ₹30,000 crore.
    Contractor said the issue of awarding licences to new pension fund managers (PFMs), who will for the first time operate under a “differential pricing” model for the private sector schemes of NPS, has been stuck on the issue of FDI in pension sector. “There had been a change in the FEMA guidelines, as a result of which the interpretation of foreign investment has undergone a change. We have held several rounds of discussions with the DFS,” he said.
    Licences likely by year-end
    Contractor said PFRDA was quite hopeful that licences would be awarded by the end of this calendar year.
    Indications are that PFRDA will award licences to all the nine entities that had responded to its request for proposals (RFP) issued in September last year.
    The nine bidders (three public sector and six from private sector) had bid for a management fee that ranged from 0.07 per cent to 0.1 per cent, industry sources said. In the RFP, the pension regulator had capped the investment management fee at 0.1 per cent a year.
    This was the first time PFRDA had invited bids for appointment of PFMs, after its statutory recognition (PFRDA Act, 2013) and the framing of Pension Fund Regulations in 2015.
    Ushering in “differential pricing” is expected to make the pension sector more “market-driven” and ensure that NPS subscribers can make an informed choice.

    Tuesday, 12 September 2017

    மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்களுக்கு கூடுதலாக ஒரு சதவிகிதம் அகவிலைப்படி உயர்வு

    செப்டம்பர் 12, 2017, 05:24 PM

    மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்களுக்கு ஒரு சதவிகிதம் அகவிலைப்படியை உயர்த்தி வழங்க மத்திய அமைச்சரவை ஒப்புதல் அளித்துள்ளது. ஏற்கனவே 4 சதவிகித அகவிலைப்படி உயர்வு வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ள நிலையில் கூடுதலாக ஒரு சதவிகிதம் உயர்த்தி வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.  

    விலைவாசி உயர்வை கருத்தில் கொண்டு அகவிலைப்படியை உயர்த்தி வழங்க முடிவு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது.  ஜூலை 1 ஆம் தேதி முன் தேதியிட்டு அகவிலைப்படி வழங்கப்படும் என்று தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. மத்திய அரசின் இந்த அறிவிப்பு மூலம், 50 லட்சம் அரசு ஊழியர்கள்  61 லட்சம் ஓய்வூதியதாரர்கள் பயன்பெறுவர் என்று தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. 

    21வது அகில இந்திய மாநாடு

    Grant of SPl. CL for attending to AIC

    Holding of meetings of the National Council (JCM)

    Dated: September 5, 2017
    TDated: September 5, 2017
    The Cabinet Secretary
    (Government of India),
    Cabinet Secretariat,
    Rashtrapati Bhawan,
    New Delhi
    Dear Sir,
    Sub: Holding of meetings of the National Council (JCM)
    National Council (JCM) has not met since May 2010, resulting in number of long pending issues could not be finalized because of non-holding of meeting of the National Council (JCM).
    The above is causing serious unrest amongst the Central Government Employees.
    You are, therefore, requested to kindly arrange to fix date NC/JCM meeting to get resolved long pending major issues which are creating serious unrest among the employees.
    With Kind Regards!
    Sincerely yours,
    (Shiva Gopal Mishra)
    Secretary (Staff Side)
    National Council(JCM)
    Source : NCJCM Staff Side

    Contribution for Life Time CGHS Card for Pensioners

    LIFE TIME CARD : CGHS Card for Central Government Pensioners – Contribution as above depending on the Last grade pay at the time of retirement. Choice is with the individual. One can apply for Life time card by paying 10 years contribution together or one can apply for one year, two years etc. by paying for that applicable period.
    The Plastic Cards (which are identity cards), would hereinafter be issued with validity till the pensioner beneficiary is entitled for CGHS benefits. In respect of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries, who have paid CGHS contribution for ‘Rest of Life’ CGHS facilities, the Plastic Cards would, hereinafter, be issued for ‘Rest of Life’.
    The ownership of CGHS Card can be transferred in the name of spouse on submission of required documents.
    No extra payment to be made, in case of life time cards.
    However in other cases one has to pay 10 years subscription for life time card For example, if the spouse had contributed for seven years before he expired , balance payment for the remaining three years is to be paid for a life time card.

    Govt. Servant responsible for Deletion of the name of an ineligible Dependent

    The undersigned is directed to state that in accordance with the definition of ‘family’ mentioned in Ministry of Health Memo. No. F.6(1) 1-54-H, dated the Ist May, 1954 the family of a beneficiary for the purpose of CGHS scheme includes husband/wife of the CGHS card-holder, as the case may be, wholly dependent children or step-children and parents, who are mainly dependent on and residing with the Government Servant. While it is incumbent upon the card issuing. Authorities, i.e. various departments and offices participating in the scheme, to ensure that the names of only genuine and eligible persons are included in the CGHS token cards, it is the responsibility of the employees concerned to apply for a deletion of the name of the dependent from the CGHS card, when the ward is no more entitled to the benefit eligible under the scheme. The failure on the part of a cardholder to get the name of a child deleted from the CGHS token-card when he is no more dependent on him is a good and sufficient reason for initiating disciplinary proceedings against him in terms of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.
    All Ministers/Departments of the Government of India are requested kindly to ensure that the above said provisions are complied with fully. These instructions may also be brought to the notice of all employees concerned.
    Opting out of the C.G.H. Scheme
    Spouse employed outside Central Government and availing Medical Facilities provided by his/her Employer
    Central Government Servants covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme and whose spouse is employed in Defence or Railway Services, State Government or Corporations or Bodies financed partly or wholly by the Central or State Government, Local Bodies and private organizations which provide medical facilities to the employees and their family members, can opt out of the CGH Scheme and avail medical facilities so provided by the above mentioned organizations.
    It is to be ensured that neither of the two nor their family members avail medical facilities from both the sources at the same time and for this purpose, the concerned Central Government employee shall give an undertaking to the authority issuing the CGHS Card.
    Re-admission under CGHS after ‘opting out’
    Such Government Servants, who have opted out of CGHS, may apply for readmission and avail the benefit of CGHS in case their spouse dies or resigns or is dismissed from the office/organization, which provided medical facilities.
    Availability of ‘Opting Out’ Facility
    The facility of opting out of CGHS can only be availed twice during the whole service career of the employee. Administrative Ministry/Department shall record the same by making an entry in the employee’s Service Book