Monday, April 23, 2018

Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant - Equal to Direct Entry Pay on Promotion - CAT Judgement


Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant - Equal to Direct Entry Pay on Promotion - CAT Judgement

Ministry of Communication, Department of Posts has issued letter dated 13th April 2018 regarding fixation of pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistants

Court case / Priority
F. No. 2-15/2016.PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated: 13 Apr, 2018


To
All Heads of Circles,

Sub: Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant - reg.

This is regarding fixation of pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant at per with the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were appointed on or after 01.01.2006. In the subject case the applicant was promoted as Postal Assistant on 27.07.2015 and his pay was fixed as Rs.9770/- with DNI as on 01.07.2016. Whereas the pay of the directly recruited Postal Assistants have been fixed as Rs.9910/- in the scale of Rs.5200-20200 + Rs2400/- as grade pay. Aggrieved of this, the applicant filed an OA No. 170/00801/2016 in the Hon'ble CAT Bengaluru Bench. The Hon'ble CAT in its order dated 12.06.2017 ordered that “when a person gets promotion to a higher post, he should be entitled to the same minimum pay for the post which is allowed to person who joined the posts afresh as enunciated by the Hon'ble Apex Court in several cases."

It is requested to inform the details of similar cases at your circle and financial implication involved upon implementation of this order in such cases may be furnished to this Directorate at the earliest for taking further decision in this case.

(K. V. Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source: Confederation

Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(G)2018/PN 1-7
New Delhi, Dated 16-04-2018
The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

References is invited to Railways Board's letter No.2016/AC-II/21/7 dated 27-11-17 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been highlighted that grant of pension/family pension to NPS beneficiaries has not commenced on some of the Zones/Units. Board has taken a serious note of the aforesaid delay.

2. As already brought out in the attached letter, instructions have been issued from time to time for making provisional pension payment to eligible NPS beneficiaries by the Railways and Joint procedure order has been put in place duly signed by the personnel Department and the Accounts Department to ensure smooth disposal settlement of such cases.Relevant instructions have been reiterated vide Board's letter dated 02.01.17 (RBA No.1/2017) a compendium of circulars compiled by PFRDA has also been uploaded on the website of Indian Railways (RBA No.162/2017).

3. It is accordingly desired that pension/family pension cases of NPS beneficiaries should be processed immediately without delay so that payment of pension in such cases commences at the earliest.

(Dr.Anand.S.Khati)
Eecutive Dir.Estt.(G)
Railway Board

Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters- AIGDSU


AIGDSU - Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007

President: M. Rajangam
General Secretary S.S. Mahadevaiah
No.GDS Committee/Agit/2018
Date: 19.04.2018
To:
The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi-110001.

Respected Sir,
Sub: Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg.

In spite of our countrywide requests, memorials, protest meetings/Demonstrations and Strikes there is unreasonable delay in consideration and implementation of the GDS Committee recommendations. The level of tolerance has already crossed it limits. This time we have accepted OFFICERS Committee with open mind but still discriminative attitude is seen towards this low paid and neglected/exploited lot.

The Gramin Dak Sevaks role in future INDIA POST especially in Banking is more significant and we are also carefully watching the developments. There cannot be any compromise about their status and service conditions in the changed scenario and the GDS should get what they deserve. The Government, being a model employer, should consider our reasonable demands in the interest of service to the rural population of this country. The old policies of the British regime such as cheap labour and exploitation are outdated in the present situation and it is high time that decisions are at the appropriate levels in democratic norms. India is a welfare state and we are eagerly waiting for BETTER TREATMENT TO G.D.S AT LEAST THIS TIME.

We do sincerely hope that you will take personal interest in this matter and play vital role for speedy implementation OF ALL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 01.01.2016 at par with 7th CPC extended to Departmental counterparts.
With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
Source : ruralpostalemployees

Minimum Government, Maximum Governance


Minimum Government - Maximum Governance: Prime Minister had given the mantra of 'Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'.

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
PM addresses Civil Servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day

15 awards presented under various categories

Citizen is essential stakeholder of governance, says Dr Jitendra Singh

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed Civil Servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day. He said the occasion is one of Appreciation, Evaluation and Introspection. He described the Prime Minister’s Award as a step towards motivating civil servants, and congratulated the awardees. He said the awards also indicate the priorities of the Government.

He said that the priority programmes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Deendayal Upadhyay Kaushalya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, and Digital Payments, for which awards have been given, are important programmes for New India.

Speaking on the subject of Aspirational Districts, the Prime Minister said that these 115 districts could become growth engines for their entire States. He stressed on the importance of Jan Bhagidaari, or public participation, in development. He said 2022, the seventy-fifth anniversary of independence, can become an inspiration for working towards achieving the India of the dreams of our freedom fighters.

The Prime Minister asserted that all available technology, including space technology, should be used for improving governance. He said it is important for civil servants to keep pace with emerging technologies worldwide.

He described civil servants as people with great capability and said that these capabilities can contribute in a big way, for the benefit of the nation.

The Prime Minister also released two books 'New Pathways' and 'Aspirational Districts: Unlocking Potentials'. The first book 'New Pathways' is a Coffee Table Book consisting of significant details of 28 successful Innovations and 34 Success Stories relating to implementation of Priority Programmes viz., PMAY-U, PMAY-G, DDUGKY, PMFBY and Promoting Digital Payments in Districts shortlisted for Prime Minister's Awards, 2018. 'Aspirational Districts: Unlocking Potentials' book relates to development of Strategies for transforming Aspirational Districts and the approach towards development of relevant social and other parameters. NITI Ayog is coordinating the initiative for development of Aspirational Districts.

During the event, "New India-shaping the future", a film by DARPG was also screened. The film shows initiatives of the 11 districts/organizations selected for PM Awards this year.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh said that it is a platform for civil servants to share their best experiences. He said that during the last four years, the entire format of the Civil Services Day has changed and now the work done for implementation of priority programmes is rewarded under PM awards. He said that in the year 2016, only 74 districts had participated for the PM awards and this number has risen significantly to 599 districts in 2017 and to 643 districts this year.

The Minister also said that Prime Minister had given the mantra of 'minimum government, maximum governance'. The citizens are essential stakeholders of governance, he added. Speaking about the grievance redressal mechanism of the DARPG, he said that now there is CPGRAMS Portal, dashboard and timelines to redress the grievances of the citizens. He added that the grievances have increased significantly from about 2 lakhs in a year in 2014 to about 16 lakhs in a year now. This is due to the fact that the department has been more responsive, sensitive and prompt to the grievances of the citizens. He also spoke about Pensions Portal, Anubhav and Jeevan Pramaan initiatives of the Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare. The Minister said that DARPG has also started holding regional conferences outside Delhi and has already held such conferences in places like Guwahati, Nagpur, Jaipur and Chandigarh among others.

The Cabinet Secretary, Shri P. K. Sinha said that this year four priority programmes have been chosen for PM awards. These include Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan MantriAwas Yojana - Urban & Rural, and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana. He informed that 103 out of 115 aspirational districts have participated for PM’s awards this year. He assured that the civil servants will work to fulfil the dream of Prime Minister's ‘New India’.
Later the Prime Minister presented 15 awards to the winners in various categories. Under the priority programme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, District West Tripura (Tripura) was awarded under NE & Hill States category and Beed (Maharashtra) was awarded under Other States category. Under 'Promotign Digital Payments' Programme, Bishnupur (Manipur) was given award under NE & Hill States category, Daman (Daman & Diu) was awarded under Union Territory and Sonipat (Haryana) was awarded under Other States category. The Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh was awarded under NE & Hill States and Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh given award under Other States category for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin). For Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Puducherry ULB (Puducherry) was awarded under UT category and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (Telangana) was awarded under Other States category. For Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Dhemji (Assam) and Karimnagar (Telangana) were given awards under NE & Hill states and Other states categories respectively. Under awards for Innovation, Disitrcit Administration Banka of Bihar was awarded for initiative Unnayan Banka - Reinventign Education using Technology and Team GST, Department of Revenue (GoI) was awarded for their initiative GST - One Nation, One Tax , One Market. Under innovation (AS/JS & Dir/DS category), Team India represented by Shri Shailendra Singh, AS & Shri Ravinder, JS, DIPP (GoI) was awarded for initiative Ease of Doing Business in India and Shri Yugal Kishore Joshi, Director, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (GoI) was presented award for Information, Education & Communication of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).

Shri Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr P. K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri K .V. Eapen, Secretary, DARPG and other senior officers from various Ministries/departments also attended the event.

Source: PIB

Online Submission of FATCA Self-Certification

Online Submission of FATCA Self-Certification

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHl-110066
PHONES:26174596,26174450,26174438
CPAO/1T&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.Vol-III (D)/2017-18/12
19.04.2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC .

7th CPC Pension Revision cases are to be settled in a time bound manner. This office is receiving more than 3000 pension revision cases on daily basis. However, it has been observed that about 5 to 10 percent cases are returned by this office to PAOS due to Various discrepancies. The reasons to return are indicated by this office in each case. To facilitate the PAOs, a list of common mistakes made by PAOs has been prepared and enclosed herewith at Annexure-A.

In view of above all the PAOs are requested to ensure that 7th CPC revision cases are sent correctly to CPAO to speed up the processing of the same in a time bound manner.

Encl: As abov
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph No 011‐26103074
ANNEXURE-A
  1. DATE OF DEATH OF PENSIONER NOT MENTIONED IN COLUMN 3(b. (FAMILY PENSION CASE)
  2. APPLICABILITY OF COMMUTED PENSION MAY BE CHECKED WHETHER ITIS APPLICABLE OR NOT.
  3. CLASS/CATEGORY OF PENSI0N UNDER COLUMN 1(g) MAY BE CHECKED.
  4. NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN UNDER COLUMN 3(e) MAY BE CHECKED.
  5. PAY/NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN IN COLUMN 3(e) ,DOES NOT MATCH WITH PAY FIXED UNDER 7th CPC AS SHOWN IN COLUMN 4(a).
  6. LEVEL AND INDEX UNDER COLUMN 4(a)MAY BE CHECKED.
  7. BASIC PENSI0N IS NOT MATCHING WITH THE LAST PAY DRAWN AS PER 7TH CPC.
  8. PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL-13 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPTT OF EXPENDITURE) RESOLUTION DATED‐ 16.05.2017
  9. PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL‐ 14 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF DEPTT.OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE OM DATED- 13.09.2017

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age.

Official sources said here that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to introduce a new provision to sentence convicts of such crimes punishment of death

The move comes against the backdrop of the alleged rape and murder of girls in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Gujarat’s Surat district recently

The rape of a minor in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district had also outraged the nation
The ordinance would be now sent to the President for his approval.

PTI

Central Government employees losing interest in Dearness Allowance?

Central Government employees losing interest in Dearness Allowance?

It is becoming very obvious these days that the Central Government employees and pensioners are fast losing interest in Dearness Allowance.
Dearness Allowance is given to the Central Government employees once every six months, in order to help them maintain their lifestyle against the rising prices. Fluctuations in the prices of 392 essential items are recorded regularly at 78 various locations and their data is tabulated once every month to calculate the All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN), which is then released by the Centre. Dearness Allowance is thus calculated.

For ten years now, we have been calculating the Dearness Allowance in advance and releasing the numbers. This is why we are able to sense an acute loss of interest among the Central Government employees in recent times to know their next and expected Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is calculated with the employee's basic salary. For example, a 7 percent Dearness Allowance for an employee who draws a basic salary of Rs.18000 per month, will translate into Rs. 1260.

All the Central Government employees, defence personnel and pensioners are now being paid as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, from January 2016 onwards. The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that no changes shall be made in the Dearness Allowance calculations and the method adopted by the Sixth Pay Commission continues to be followed. The centre too had accepted the recommendations.

Under the Sixth Pay Commission method, the Dearness Allowance had increased by 125 percent in the past ten years, from January 2006 to December 2015. It is worth mentioning that at least thrice, a Dearness Allowance of 10 percent was paid to the employees. The table below shows the Dearness Allowance that was paid once every six months.
Month/YearDearness Allowance
January 20160
July 20162%
January 20174%
July 20175%
January 20187%
July 2018?
The loss of interest among the employees probably has something to do with the fact that the increase in Dearness Allowance has only been marginal ever since the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented.

There was no Dearness Allowance for the first six months, January to June 2016. Dearness Allowance of only 2 percent was given for July to December 2016. It looked as if something was wrong with the calculations, right from the start, but the employees thought that things will improve with time. The Dearness Allowance for January to June 2017 was a mere one percent, which came as a rude shock to all. And then, Jul to Dec 2017 is 5% and Jan to Jun 2018 is being fixed as 7% as per the calculations.

The centre claimed that it was because they have the prices under control.

So, what is the Dearness Allowance for the second term of 2018, July to December 2018, likely to be?
This time too, it is not expected to exceed 3 percent.

We expect the Dearness Allowance to be 9% or 10% with effect from July 2018.

STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19
Dated - 14.03.2018

"DEFEAT THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES
DEFEAT THE ANTI-LABOUR RULING CLASS POLITICS BEHIND IT"
10th JUNE 2018-HYDERABAD

STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Venue: SUNDARAIYYA VIGNANA KENDRAM, BAGALINGAMPALLY, HYDERABAD
Time   : 10 AM to 5 PM

Dear Comrades,
Attack on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day. The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path. The farmers long march in Maharashtra is the latest mass struggle. None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that "no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration". Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004 are retiring with a megre pension of 1000 to 2000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme. In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System. Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Govt. has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, Option-I for pensioners - Govt. is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are waiting for two years for their legitimate wage revision. Exploitation of Casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them. Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Autonomous body employees and pensioners are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.
Trade Union rights are denied. Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results. Recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments. Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.

It is in this background the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has decided to fight back these retrograde policies by mobilizing the entire Central Government employees by unleashing intensive campaign throughout the country culminating in strike. To declare the compaign programme and the strike, a "National Convention of Central Government Employees" will be held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Eminent trade Union leaders will attend the Convention. Venue of the National Convention is Sundaraiyya Vigmana Kendra, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad. About 1000 delegates from all states will attend the Convention.

The following quota is fixed for affiliates and COCs outside Andhra and Telangana. C-O-C Andhra & Telangana shall mobilise 500 delegate.

Sl.Name of affiliate/COCNo. of delegates - quota fixed
1.National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
150
2.Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)
50
3.All India Audit & Accounts Association
20
4.All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
30
5.National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
10
6.All India Ground Water Board Employees Association
10
7.Geological Survey of India Employees Association
10
8.All other affiliated organisations
5  each
9.C-O-C Delhi
5
10.C-O-C Utter Pradesh
5
11.C-O-C West Bengal
10
12.C-O-C Kerala
10
13.C-O-C Tamilnadu
10
14.All other C-O-Cs
    5 each
15.Andhra & Telangana C-O-C
500

All affiliates and COCs are requested to issue separate circulars fixing quota to each organisation/units.

All delegates may be instructed to book their up and down travel tickets immediately as train tickets reservation commences four months before. Food and Accommodation to delegates will be arranged by the C-O-C Andhra & Telangana, Hyderabad. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. For other details C-O-Cs and affiliates are requested to contact the following.

1. Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C  - 09848082697
2. Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Presidnet, COC - 09912348233
3. Com. Usha Boneppalli, ITEF   - 08985971009
4. Com. Balakrishna, ITEF  - 08985970999

As Hyderabad is a Famous tourist centre, those delegates who want to go for sightseeing should arrange it on 9th or 11th June. Everybody should attend the convention on 10.06.2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM without fail.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, HRA arrears, MACP Bench Mark, Option-I for pensioners etc.
2. Withdraw contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Ensure defined pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
3. Fill up all vacant posts. Withdraw the orders to abolish all vacant posts lying vacant for five eyars. Create justified posts for excess work. Evolve proper mechanism for Regional recruitment. Stop engagement of retired persons.
4.
(a) Regularise Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant Civil Servant status. Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers. Evolve a new scheme for regularization of Casual and Contract Workers.
5.   Ensure equal pay for equal work as per Supreme Court judgment and grant parity in wages and pay scales.
6.   Stop closure of Govt. establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop outsourcing and privatization of Government functions.
7.   Avoid abnormal delay in extending benefits of 7th CPC to Autonomous body employees and pensioners.
8.   Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all deserving cases.
9.   Grant five time-bound promotions to all employees on completion of 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4 years of service.
10.
(a) stop attack on Trade Union rights. Avoid delay in conducting verification of Membership under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Declare results and grant recognition in a time-bound manner. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
(b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING ON 9TH JUNE 2018-3 PM
National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation will be held on 09.06.2018 at Hyderabad at 3 PM to finalise the campaign programme and strike. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting WITHOUT FAIL. Please book your travel tickets accordingly.

STOP CLOSURE OF GOVT. OF INDIA PRINTING PRESSES
MASS PROTEST DHARNA
NEW DELHI - 27.04.2018 - 10 AM

National Federation of Printing, Stationery & Publications Employees (NFPSPE) and Confederation Delhi State Committee will jointly organize a mass protest Dharna at New Delhi (Venue will be decided later) on 27th April 2018 at 10 AM. Available National Secretariat Members at New Delhi shall also attend the Dharna programme. It is also decided to have another round of discussion with authorities through JCM (NC) staff side at the earliest.

ALL INDIA WOMEN'S TRADE UNION WORKSHOP

C-O-C Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) will decide the Venue and dates of the workshop in consultation with CHQ. Details will be informed later.
Fraternally your's
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source: confederation

Friday, April 20, 2018

Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners

Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners: Clarification thereof.

Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners

O/o the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension)
Draupadighat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No. 200
No. AT/Tech/263-XXIII
Dated: 12/04/2018
Sub: Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners: Clarification thereof.

Ref: This office Circular No. 166 dated 07/03/2013, Circular No. 173 dated 07/04/2014 and Circular No. 179 dated 12/05/2015.

Provisions for payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners is laid down in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners Welfare) OM No.45/73/97-P85PW(G) dated 02/07/1999 issued under this office Important Circular No. 07 dated 13/08/1999. As per the ibid OM, before 18/07/ 1997, in terms of the existing orders, Dearness Relief to pensioners and family pensioners is to remain suspended during the period a pensioner/family pensioner is re-employed/employed under the Central or State Govt. or in a Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under them in India or abroad. The above facts are also applicable to the pensioners and family pensioners permanently absorbed in Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under the Central or State Government.

2. Representations from various agencies as well as pensioners/family pensioners including Pension Disbursing Agencies are being received for clarification on Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners. The matter has been examined in this office and following points are clarified.

3. However, w.e.f. 18/07/ 1997, it has been decided by the Govt that:

(i) In so far as re-employed pensioners are concerned, the entire pension admissible is to be ignored at present only in the case of those civilian pensioners who held post below Group 'A' and those ex-servicemen who held post below the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement. Their pay, on re-employment, is to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which they are re-employed. Such pensioners will consequently be entitled to Dearness Relief on their pension.

(A) For this purpose, the Central Government Departments concerned, including subordinate organizations. State Government, Corporation/ Company/ Body/ Bank etc. employing a Central Government pensioner shall be required to issue of certificate indicating the following:

(a) The re-employed pensioner retired from a civil or military post in the Central Government and was holding a post not included in classified as group 'A' or a post below the rank of commissioned officer in the armed forces;

(b) The entire amount of pension sanctioned by the Central Government was ignored in fixation of the pay on re-employment i.e. no part of the pension was taken into account in such fixation of pay in the pay scale of the post in which the Central government retired / retiree was re-employed / absorbed; and

(c) The pay of the re-employed/absorbee was/is fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which he had/ has been initially re-employed after his retirement from the Central Government.

(d) If the pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn is being given.

(B) In the cases where PBOR (below Commissioned Officer) retired before attaining the age of 55 years and re-employed thereafter and their pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn were given, the pay should be treated as fixed at a minimum for the purpose of ignoring the entire pension and allowing Dearness Relief on pension. For benefit of advance increments, the policy for the same should exist in the re-employing department and a copy of such policy matter should be enclosed with the required certificate. But, after granting benefit of advance increments, the last pay drawn by the pensioner is protected, the pensioner in such case will not be entitled for dearness relief on pension.

Illustration 1: A Military pensioner was drawing the pay of Rs. 6,330 in the pay scale of Rs. 5,770-140-8,290 from 01/07/2002 and retired from service on 31/ 10/2002 before attaining the age of 55 years. He was granted a military pension of Rs. 3,165. He was re-employed in a Civil Post on 01/12/2003 in the pay scale of Rs. 5,000-150-8,000. The post which the pensioner held in the Army before retirement is a non-commissioned post. If his pay is fix for Rs. 5,600 / - after granting 4 advance increments in re-employed post, then he will be entitled for dearness relief on pension as his pay fix for Rs. 5,600/- in re-employed post is less than Rs. 6,330/- already drawing in the Army before retirement. However, if his pay is fix for Rs. 6,500 / - after granting 10 advance increments in the re-employed post, then he will be not entitled for dearness relief on pension as his pay fix for Rs. 6,500 / - in re-employed post is more than Rs. 6,330 / - already drawing in the Army before retirement as his last pay has been protected.

Illustration 2: If the pensioner quoted in Illustration 1 above is re-employed in a Civil Post in the pay Scale of Rs. 7,500-250-12,000, his pay is required to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the re-employed post for payment of dearness relief on pension. Any advance increment granted in such situation, will disqualify dearness relief on pension.
(ii) In all other cases of re-employed pensioners, no dearness relief shall be admissible on pension during the period of their re-employment.

(iii)
(A) In terms of the existing orders on the subject, the pay of re-employed pensioners who held Group 'A' post or posts of the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement is to be fixed at present
  • at the same stage as last drawn before retirement or, if there is no such stage, at the stage next above the pay last drawn;
  • at the maximum of the pay scale, if the pay last drawn is more than the maximum of the pay scale of the post in which re-employed;
  • at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which re-employed, if it is more than the pay last drawn.
(B) Further, the pay on re-employment is required to be fixed after ignoring only a portion of the pension as revised time to time received for the previous employment. In view of the fact that (i) the pension is taken into account in such cases and not entirely ignored; (ii) The pay in the post of re-employment is not required to be fixed at the minimum of the scale in all cases; and (iii) Dearness Allowance at the rates applicable from time to time is also admissible on the pay fixed in terms of the orders on the subject, these re-employed pensioners will not be entitled, in addition, to any Dearness Relief on their pension.

(iv) Disability element of disability pension is also a type of pension. As such dearness relief on such service / disability pension (including disability element) during re-employment is required to be regulated as per the above procedure.

(v) Payment of dearness relief where discontinued due to re-employment, shall become admissible only with effect from the date they cease to be re-employed. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall require such a pensioner to produce certificate of cessation of re-employment from the office in which the pensioner had been re-employed.

(vi) However, dearness relief is payable to those re-employed pensioners who get consolidated pay without dearness allowance, consolidated fee, daily wages, or elected as Members of Legislative Assembly or Parliament, Ministers / Deputy Ministers of Central or State Government, Indian Red Cross Society and Extra Departmental Agents in the Department of Post.

(vii) As regards employed family pensioners, since the family pension received by the eligible dependents of Central Government employees is, in any case, not taken into account in determining their pay on employment, Dearness Relief at the rates applicable from time to time shall be admissible on their family pension.
(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions)
Source: PCDA(P)

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