Friday, November 30, 2012

The Staff Side’s Suggestion on MACP’s Core Issue

The Staff Side’s Suggestion on MACP’s Core Issue

The First Meeting of Joint committee on MACP was held on 25-5-2010 . Altogether 8 issues related MACP anomalies were discussed in the meeting.

The MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme) order was issued on 19-5-2008. Since then all the Central Government Employees Federations, confederations are demanding that Grade Pay of the next Promotional Post to be granted under the new MACP Scheme instead of granting next higher Grade Pay in the revised Grade Pay Hierarchy.

Now it has been informed through the circular published by confederation that the above said core issue of MACP was taken for discussion in the meeting. Staff side pressed for placement in the Grade Pay of the Promotional Post instead of next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It was insisted because the career progression only means the promotion in the hierarchy and not to a Grade Pay which is not present in the hierarchy of the respective department.

But after that, it is believed that the Staff Side also gave an alternative that first two MACPs after 10 and 20 years should be to the next promotional post as per the hierarchy of respective department as under the erstwhile ACP scheme and thereafter the third MACP in the next Grade Pay of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay.

Why should the Staff Side compromising their position of demanding promotional Grade Pay under MACP,by suggesting that first two MACP should be in promotional hierarchy and third MACP can be in Grade Pay hierarchy?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

AGENDA ITEMS FOR JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACP SCHEME

AGENDA ITEMS FOR JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACP SCHEME

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYMEN

ANNEXURE

AGENDA ITEMS FOR JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACP SCHEME


I. Financial Upgradation under MACPS in the casse of staff joined another Unit/Organisation on request

Under the old ACP Scheme which was effective from 1.10.09, the regular service rendered in the previous organisation shall be counted alongwith regular service in the new organisation in those cases of staff joined another post/organisation on own request even in lower post.

But in the MACPS such benefit of financial upgradation (hitherto allowed) is not admissible. This needs to be reviewed and the extant provision suitably amended facilitating continuance of financial upgradation benefit.

II. Denial of Benefit on Account of Para 8.1 of MACPS

Para 2 of the MACPS contained in DOPT O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated 19.5.2009 envisages merely placement in the next higher pay. In terms of this para, the staff in certain departments who are already in Grade Pay of Rs. 4500/- should legitimately be placed in the next Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3 on fulfilment of the stipulated years of regular service.

However vide Para 8.1 of the MACPS it has been stated that the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 and PB-3 shall be treated as separate Grade Pay for grant of financial upgradation. This stipulation has resulted in denial of benefit to those who are placed in Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-.

It would therefore be necessary to suitably amend or delete para 8.1 of the MACPS.

III. Counting of Training Period for MACPS

In certain departments, the staff are recruited for the purpose of imparting induction training and there after absorbed as regular staff. During the period of training stipend is paid to them. This training period is counted as part of service under the extant provisions for pensionary benefits, annual increments etc., Hence, the period of training should be counted along with regular service for the purpose of MACPS.

IV. Staff re-deployed in other Cadres/Organisations consequent upon their Medical Decategorisation

There are medically decategorised (Railways) re-deployed in the lower posts in other cadres/departments. Under the 2 ACP concept, the previous service in the higher grade is allowed to be counted for ACP benefit. In the present MACPS, there is no such provision. Suitable amendment to MACPS be made for extending the benefit of financial upgradation to the medically decategorised employees re-deployed in lower grade posts.

V. Application of MACPS to the Surplus Staff Re-deployed to lower posts in other Cadres/Organisations.

The extant provision in the MACPS is not clear in regard to counting of service in the previous post/cadre in the case of surplus staff re-deployed in the lower grade posts.

Clear clarification is needed for reckoning the previous service and equally for protecting their pay.

VI. Anomalous situation surfaced in the Course of implementation of MACPS:-

Illustrations highlighting the occurrence of anomalous situations are given below:-


(I)
Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
Appointed as CG-I in pay scale Rs.330-560/Rs.4500-7000 in December 1984 after being selected by RRB and placed on merit no.19 Appointed as CG-I in pay scale Rs.330-560/Rs.4500-7000 in December 1984 after being selected by RRB and placed on merit no.21
(ii) Promoted as JAA in pay scale Rs.5550-9000 in the year 1987 (ii) Promoted as JAA in pay scale Rs.5550-9000 in the year 1987
(iii) Qualified Appendix II examination for regularization as JAA (iii) Qualified Appendix II examination for regularization as JAA
(iv) passed Appendix III SO Group in the year 1994 (iv) Did not appear in exam.
(v) Promoted as SO in the year 2003 (v) Not eligible for promotion to SO
(vi) Got GP Rs.4800 w.e.f. 01-01-2006 pay was fixed at Rs.17590 i.e. less than a junior who did not qualify appendix III examination Got 2 promotions under MACPS GP Rs.4600 GP Rs.4800 and pay was fixed at Rs.17710


(II)
Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
Appointed as CG-I/Jr.AA in Gr. Pay Rs.2800 Appointed as Accounts Clerk in Gr. Pay Rs.1900
(ii)Qualified Appendix II A for regularization as Jr.AA GP Rs.2800 (ii)Passed Appendix IIA examination for promotion to Jr.AA GP Rs.2800
(iii)Promoted to GP Rs.4200 on completion of 3 years of service (iii) Continued in GP Rs.1900
(iv) Passed examination of Appendix III A (iv) Passed examination of Appendix III A
(v) Promoted as SO in GP Rs.4800 (v)Promoted as SO in GP Rs.4800 directly from GP Rs.1900
(vi) Under 3rd MACPS he will get GP Rs.5400 (vi) Now under MACPS he will get 2nd promotion in GP Rs.5400 3rd MACPS he will get GP Rs.6600


(III)
Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
Appointed as Trackman in pre-revised pay scale Rs. 2610-3540 (GP Rs.1800 ) Appointed as Trackman in pre- revised pay scale Rs. 2610- 3540 (GP Rs.1800 )
(ii) Promoted as Sr.Trackman in pre-revised pay scale Rs.2750-4400(GP Rs.1800) (ii) Promoted as Sr.Trackman in pre-revised pay scale Rs.2750-4400(GP Rs.1800)
(iii) Promoted as Keyman in pre-revised pay scale Rs.2750-4400 (GP Rs.1800) after passing test and shouldering higher responsibility Now under MACPS he will get
1st MACPS in GP Rs.1900
2nd MACPS in GP Rs.2000
3rd MACPS in GP Rs.2400
(iv) Promoted as Mate in pre-revised Pay scale Rs.3050-4590 (GP Rs.1900)

after passing selection

-Now under MACPS he will be entitled for 2nd promotion in GP Rs.2000

3rd MACPS in GP Rs.2400



IV
Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
Appointed as ASM in GP Rs.2800 in the year 1981 Appointed as ASM in GP Rs.2800 in the year 1986
(ii) 1st regular promotion in GP Rs.4200 in the year 1984 1st regular promotion in GP Rs.4200 in the year 1990
(iii) 2nd regular promotion in GP Rs.4600 in the year 2008 after passing selection Now under MACPS he will get 2nd MACPS in GP Rs.4600 and 3rd MACPS in GP Rs.4800 in the year 2010 as he completed service 4+10+10 years = 24 years
(iv) he will get 3rd MACPS in GP Rs.4800 in the year 2011 on completion of 30 years of service -


Note- The senior employee who got promotion after passing positive act of selection will get GP Rs.4800 later than his junior by 5 years of service.

The aberrations highlighted in the above 4 illustrations nweeds to be examined for rectification.

VII. Para 24 of MACPS

This para directs is counting of regular service from the date of joining the new organisation for the purpose of promotion under MACPS. It applies to an employee who seeks transfer on a lower post/lower scale after getting promotion/ACP. According to this para those who seek transfer before getting promotion/ACP will get benefit of service in the parent unit/organisation.

The para does not cover the situation when employee seeks mutual transfer. However Railway Board has given clarification vide letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/II/WR dated 28.1.2010, that the mutual transfer should also be treated as movement to a new Organisation i.e. for the purpose of MACPS his service should be counted from the date of joining of new organisation. I n regard to mutual transfer the clarification is incorrect because such an employee maintains his position in the seniority list as per extant rules. Suitable clarification needs to be issued for counting the service rendered in the previous organisation for the purpose of allowing financial upgradation under MACPS.

MACP JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON ANOMALIES

MACP JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON ANOMALIES

While discussions during the second meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 27th March 2010 and decided to constitute a Joint Committee to examine the anomalies pertaining to the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). Eight items have been discussed in the First Meeting of the Joint Committee held on 25.02.2010.
Shri.M.Raghvahiya
Shri.S.K.Vyas
Shri.C.Srikumar
Shri.Umraomal Purohit
Above four Staff side Members are attended the meeting under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary Establishment DOPT.

General Secretary of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Mr.K.K.N.Kutty has written in his blog regarding the eight discussions points with DOPT Chairman. We reproduce the full text of content under here...

MACP JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON ANOMALIES

Joint Committee on MACP met today under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary Establishment of DOPT. Following issues were discussed:

1. Item No:1:Provide Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP.

Staff Side pressed for placement in the Grade Pay of the Promotional Post instead of next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It was insisted because the career progression only means the promotion in the hierarchy and not to a Grade Pay which is not present in the hierarchy of the respective department.

The Staff Side also gave an alternative that first two MACPs after 10 and 20 years should be to the next promotional post as per the hierarchy of respective department as under the erstwhile ACP scheme and thereafter the third MACP in the next Grade Pay of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. Item No:2:Date of Effect.

It was demanded that MACP scheme may be introduced with effect from 1.1.2006. A scheme which has been recommended by the 6th CPC will be not available to those employees who have opted for revised pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2006 but had retired or died before 1.9.2008, which is very anomalous.

3. Item No:3:Option for earlier ACP Scheme.

Staff Side pointed out that the benefit which employees were getting through two ACPs after 12 and 24 years of service is much higher than the benefit that they will get under MACP after three financial upgradations. It was therefore urged that the service conditions which were available to the existing employees cannot be adversely revised and if that happens then an option to retain the old scheme is inherent. And if the present MACP is not converted to hierarchical pattern, then at least an option may be given to retain the erstwhile scheme of ACP.

4. Item No:7:Grant of financial upgradation between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008.

In Para 9 of the DOPT OM dated 19.5.2009, it had been provided that earlier ACP scheme will continue to operate for the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008. However, this is not being allowed to officials who have opted for revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006. In some offices, it is being insisted that financial upgradation under the earlier ACP would be granted only in the pre-revised pay scales and they will have to opt for the revised pay scales only from the date they are granted the financial upgradation under earlier ACP. It was demanded that earlier ACP benefit may be given also to those officials who have come over to the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006.

5. Item No:8:Anomaly on introduction of MACP Scheme.

By an illustration in respect of Junior Engineer of CPWD, it has been pointed out that under earlier ACP they will go up to the revised Pay Band 3 with Grade Pay of 6600/- on completion of 24 years of service, whereas under the MACP Scheme, even after 30 years of service and getting third MACP they will get the Grade Pay of 5400/- only in PB-2. This is obviously less advantageous and therefore the demand for option to retain the old ACP scheme has been insisted.

The Official Side indicated that they will consider all these demands and in the next meeting they will indicate how far they can go.

6. Item No:4: Applicability of MACP Scheme to Group D employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of 1800/-.

The DOPT had already stated that all promotions and upgradations granted under ACP Scheme of 1999 in the post of four pay scales S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4 shall be ignored for the purpose of MACP. In other words all the three MACP will be available to all the Group D employees who have since been placed in the grade pay of 1800/-. If an employee has completed 10 years of service he should be granted the GP of 1900/-; if completed 20 years of service he should be granted the GP of 2000/-; and if he has completed 30 years of service he should be placed in the GP of 2400/-. In some departments these MACP has not been granted to the Group D employees. The staff side therefore insisted an enabling clarificatory instructions may be issued. The Official Side agreed to issue such clarificatory instructions.

7. Item No:5: Counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status CLs for reckoning 10,20, and 30 years of service under MACP scheme.

It was pointed out that the Railways have already issued orders for counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status Casual labourers for reckoning 12 and 24 years of service under the old ACP scheme. It was also pointed out that Courts have also ordered that total service rendered as TS CLs may be counted for the purpose of ACP. The Official Side were of the opinion that 50% of service rendered by TS CLs has been counted only for the purpose of pension. The Staff Side pointed out that the TS CLs have been granted all the facilities admissible to a Temporary Employee in respect of leave, increment, pay scale etc and therefore this may be deemed as a regular service for the purpose of MACP also as has been done by the Railways. The Official Side wanted the order of the Railway Department regarding ACP and the Orders of the Courts for their examination.

8. Item No:6: Supervised staff placed in higher Grade Pay than that of the supervisor.

The Staff Side suggested that this item may be transferred to National Anomaly Committee item and discussed there. This has been agreed to. There are 23 more items which have been suggested by the Staff Side leaders of Railways. It was pointed out that leaders of other departments may also suggest many other anomalies related to MACP. The Staff Side stated that as and when these additional items are received they may be included in the Agenda for discussion in the subsequent meetings. The Official Side agreed to.

National Anomaly Committee Meeting Conclusions and Discussions

National Anomaly Committee Meeting Conclusions and Discussions

Staff Side Leader Mr. M.Raghavaiah has written in his website regarding the second anomaly committee meeting conclusions on important issues and discussions briefly to the General Secretaries of affiliated unions of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.

The full text of conclusions as reported by the National Anomaly committee Leader in his website is reproduced below...
  
FAX/Letter
  
No. IV/NC/JCM/NAC/09
dated 27.3.2010
  
The General Secretaries of
affiliated Unions of NFIR.
  
Dear brothers,
  
      Sub:- National Anomaly Committee Meeting held at North Block, New Delhi on 27.3.2010
  
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      Conclusions on important issues pertaining to Anomalies as a result of discussions in to-day’s meeting are mentioned below:-

1.Anomaly due to postponement of increment in the case of those whose increment has fallen from February to June, 2006:-:

After discussions, it was agreed to issue orders for rectifying the anomaly. We have suggested that in all those cases the annual increment may be pre-dated to 1.1.2006. We are hopeful that order as demanded will be issued.

2. Various aberrations in the Modified Assured Career Progressive Scheme (MACPS):-

The Chairman of the National Anomaly Committee has decided to constitute a Joint Committee to deal all such aberrations and submit its report for the Government to take decision. Very soon a Joint Committee will be constituted. Affiliates are free to furnish the deficiencies of the scheme to NFIR immediately.

3. Junior drawing higher pay than the Senior :-

The Chairman has advised Railways to collect data and furnish to DOPT and Ministry of Finance for taking appropriate corrective steps.

4. Health Insurance Scheme recommended by VI CPC – Implementation of the recommendations:-

The Chairman has assured that without prior consultations, the scheme shall not be finalised and allowances such as Risk Allowance, Patient Care Allowance etc. will continue till the final decision is taken.

5. VI CPC pay fixation – Grant of another option to the staff:-

The Chairman said that the proposal for delegation of powers is under process and very soon this will be finalised.

6. Revision of medical allowance to the Pensioners :-

Under consideration. The issue is now before the Committee of the Secretaries. The Chairman has assured to see that processing is speeded up.

7. Denial of increment due to absence without pay:-

We have explained the grave implications of the Government’s. decision and demanded that the increment should be granted when the employee has put in six months qualifying service in a year. It was agreed to consider and rectify the anomalous situation.
   Yours fraternally,
s/d
(M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Railways Approach Ministry of Finance to Eliminate Anomalies in Pay Structure of Railway staffs

Railways Approach Ministry of Finance to Eliminate Anomalies in Pay Structure of Railway Staffs

Railways Approach Ministry of Finance to Eliminate Anomalies in Pay Structure of Their Staff and Supervisors

Ministry of Railways has fully implemented recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government in relation to the railway employees. However, representations were received from various sections of Railway employees and recognized Federations regarding issues related to the pay structure recommended by the Commission.

Based on the directives of the Central Government, Anomalies Committees were set up at national as well as departmental level by all the Ministries of Government of India to consider various representations. Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways which includes representatives of the Federations of railway employees was also set up to consider anomalies arising out of the 6th Central Pay Commission as referred by recognized Federations of railway employees.

Deliberations were held with the Federations in the Committee on these issues. Consequent upon such deliberations and recommendations of the committee, Ministry of Railways has addressed major issues to eliminate anomalies in pay structure etc of certain critical categories involved in operation, safety and passenger care e.g. technical staff , supervisors, running staff, station masters etc. and referred these to Ministry of Finance for acceptance.

Features of MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme)

Features of MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme)

REFERENCE: 1. DOPT OM No: 35034/3/2008- Estt(d) dated 19/05/09.

2. RBE No: 101/2009 (no.pc-v/2009/acp/2) dated 10/06/09.

3. PBC No: 112/2009 (no. p(pc)524-pc/voliv) dated 18/06/09.

(Railway Board has sought for clarifications to DOPT – elucidation awaited)

The scheme would be operational from 01.09.08. In other words, financial upgradations as per old ACP of October 1999 would be granted till 31.08.08. (Para 8) A Screening Committee would be constituted and follow a time schedule to meet twice in a financial year preferably in the month of January (April to September) and of July (October to March).( (Para 6).

Financial upgradation under MACPS is purely personal to the employee and staff shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such no stepping up of pay in the PB & GP would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACPS.(Para 9 & 20).

No past cases would be reopened. The differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradations under old ACP and new MACP within the same cadre shall not be construed as anomaly (Para 10).

There shall be three financial upgradations under MACPS counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years. (Para 1 of Annexure).

All cadres including Group A (excluding organized Gr.A services) are eligible for grant of MACP. (Para 3).

The financial upgradation under the MACPS would be admissible up to the highest grade pay of 12,000 in PB-4. (Para 3 of Annexure).

The pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall be no further fixation at the time of regular promotion if it is the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. Financial up gradation will be in next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of Grade Pay and not in the promotional hierarchy (as it was earlier). (Para 4).

An employee who completes 10 years of service in a particular grade will qualify for grant of MACP. Service rendered in a lower grade will not be counted for grant of MACP after completion of total qualifying service of 10 years. For example if an employee gets regular promotion to the next grade after completion of 5 years of service in a particular grade, he will have to wait till the completion of 15 years of regular service for 2nd MACP. Likewise 3rd MACP for him will be given after completion of 25 years of regular service (Illustration 1 Para 28 (i) and (ii)). However, after 1st regular promotion or 1st MACP, completion of 10 years of regular service in a grade or total qualifying service of 20 years or 30 years whichever falls earlier will be the milestone for grant of next MACP (Illustration 3 Para 28 B).

The service rendered by the existing employees prior to implementation of the MACPS viz., prior to 1.9.2008, will also be taken in to account for calculating the 10, 20 and 30 year milestones for granting MACP.(Para 9 of Annexure).

Similarly, employees who were granted financial upgradation under previous ACP scheme i.e., prior to the introduction of MACPS with effect from 1.9.2008, will be eligible for financial upgradation under MACPS after completion of 20 years and 30 years of service, irrespective of regular promotion given to them if any, between their 10 to 20 years of service or between 20 years and 30 years of service. For example if an employee was given 1st ACP under old ACP Scheme after completion of 12 years of service and a regular promotion after completion of 18 years of service, he will be eligible for 2nd MACP after completion of 20 years of service. (Para 9 of Annexure and Illustrations in Para 5 and Para 28).

Promotions earned /upgrading granted under the ACP scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales /upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradation under MACPS.(Para 5 of Annexure).

Financial benefit an employee gets as a result of pay fixation during MACP will be 3% of basic pay (pay in pay band plus the grade pay before MACP) and the difference in Grade pay before MACP and grade pay after MACP.Option for fixation of pay is also available. (Para 4 and 7 of Annexure).

If an employee gets a regular promotion to a grade which carries same grade pay which he is receiving now after grant of MACP, no further pay fixation will be allowed at the time of said regular promotion. If an employee gets a regular promotion to a grade which carries higher grade pay than the grade pay he is receiving now after grant of MACP, no further pay fixation will be allowed on account of the fact that his pay would have been fixed at the time of grant of MACP itself. However, difference in the grade pay he is getting now and the next grade pay in the hierarchy will be allowed as monetary benefit at the time of promotion. (Para 4 of Annexure).

In the case of employees who have been either promoted or given ACP prior to 6CPC implementation from a grade to another grade, pay scales of which have been merged now after 6CPC implementation, the said promotion or ACP shall be ignored and those emplyees are to be considered for financial upgradations equivalent to the number of milestones they have completed viz., 10 years , 20 years and 30 years milestones as the case may be prescribed in the MACPS for financial upgradations. (Para 5 and illustration thereof).

In cases where ACP was granted as per previous ACP scheme, but whereas after 6CPC implementation the next higher post which the employee got through ACP has been upgraded with higher grade pay, the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post. To illustrate, in the case of an employee, who was granted 1st ACP in old ACP scheme to the grade which carried the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, he would now be granted grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post to the grade pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2. However, from the date of implementation of the MACPS viz., from 1.9.2008, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified. (Para 6.2 of Annexure).

Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 and Grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 are two different Grade Pay for the purpose of MACP (Para 8.1 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09.)

Bench Mark (CCR/ACR Gradings) is “Good” up to GP 6600 thereafter is should be “Very Good”. (Para 17 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09). ‘Regular Service’ for the purpose of MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in regular basis either on direct recruitment or on absorption / reemployment basis. (Para 9 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09). If financial upgradations will not be allowed under MACPS after 10years due to DAR proceedings, this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradations. (Para 15 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09). On grant of financial upgradations under MACPS, there shall be no change in designation, classification or higher status. (Para 16 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09).

If a regular promotion has been denied by the employee before becoming entitlement of financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed. However financial upgradation will be allowed due to stagnation and subsequently refuses the promotion. (Para 25 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09).

About the Author
R.BALASUBRAMANAIN,
COS

Recovery of excess payment of Gratuity from Railway Pensiners (Voluntary Retired) - Clarification

Recovery of excess payment of Gratuity from Railway Pensiners (Voluntary Retired) - Clarification

RBE No. 95/2010
PC-VI No. 212
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/13
New Delhi, dated: 06.07.2010.
The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per Mailing List)


      Subject: Grant of full pension to Government servants who retired on or after 01.01.2006 – recovery of excess payment of Retirement Gratuity from the employees who retired voluntarily after getting the benefit of adding years of service – Clarification reg.
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        The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) vide their O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 10.12.2009, circulated vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 15.12.2009, have dispensed with the provision relating to linkage of full pension with 33 years of qualifying service, with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 02.09.2008. These instructions, inter-alia, provide that the benefit of adding years of qualifying service for the purpose of computation of pension and gratuity shall stand withdrawn w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Simultaneously, para 4 of the said O.M. also provides that the overall calculation, may take into account revised gratuity and revised pension, including arrears up to the date of revision based on these instructions and that no recoveries would be made in the cases already settled


2.       In this connection, clarification has been sought from this office as to whether in the case of employees who retired voluntarily during the period from 01.01.2006 to 01.09.2008, after getting the benefit of adding years of service, the excess payment of gratuity is to be recovered or adjusted from the arrears of pension and commuted value of additional pension arising out of implementation of the instructions contained in DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 10.12.2009 ibid. The matter has, therefore, been examined by this Ministry in consultation with DOP&PW and it is clarified that the recovery of excess payment of gratuity on the above account, shall be regulated as under:


S.No Point Clarification
1 In cases where the employees , retired voluntarily after 1.1.2006 with pro-rata pension calculated for the qualifying service Less than 33 years, pension will under go upward revision and additional amount of pension will also be commutable Excess payment of gratuity on account of withdrawal of weightage w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against arrears of pension (and not commuted value of pension). However, this adjustment will be restricted to the amount of arrears of pension. If the recovery of gratuity is more than the amount of arrears of pension, no recovery in excess of arrears of pension will be made.
2 In cases where employees retired voluntarily after 1.1.2006 after getting the benefit of adding years of qualifying service and were granted pension @ 50% of emoluments/average emoluments, as the case may be, due to their qualifying service having reached 33 years, there will be no revision in the amount of pension but the amount of retirement gratuity will undergo a change due to exclusion of the benefit of adding years of service, already extended to them. Where there is no increase of pension, no recovery of gratuity will be made.


3.       All Zonal Railways etc., are, therefore, advised to settle the cases of the employees who retired voluntarily after 01.01.2006 but before 02.09.2008, in accordance with the above clarification.


(Sunil Bhardwaj)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board.


www.indianrailways.gov.in

Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Services (CSS)

Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Services (CSS)

No. 19/1/2008-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

2nd Floor, Loknayak Bhawan,
New Delhi dated the 20th July, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Services (CSS)-regd.

The Government had set up a Committee on Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in June, 2008. The Committee submitted its report in November, 2008. The Report of the Committee has been considered by the Government and, inter alia,following decisions have been taken:

(i) CSS officers who are empanelled as Joint Secretaries, will be given in-situ promotion as Joint Secretaries in SAG grade at their current place of posting, till they are placed under Central Staffing Scheme, with such in-situ promotions restricted to 40 in number.

(ii) Fixing the combined strength of Joint Secretary (in-situ), Directors and Deputy Secretary of CSS at 600, with inter se flexibility subject to a ceiling of 40 posts for Joint Secretary (in-situ) and 220 posts at the Director level.

(iii) Net increase of 160 posts at DS/Director level in CSS will come from diversion of posts from the Central Staffing Scheme. Identification of posts so diverted to be done in such a manner that there is no concentration of posts in any Ministry;

(iv) Reduction of non-CSS posts by 160 at the DS/Director levels under the CentralStaffing Scheme in various Ministries.

(v) Upgradation of 1467 posts of UDCs to Assistant’s Grade of CSS.

(vi) The next Cadre restructuring may be undertaken after 3 years from date of implementation of the above recommendations.

2. Necessary notification relating to amendments to the CSS rules will be issued separately.


(M.C.Luther)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


www.persmin.nic.in

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Messing facilities in respect of Group’C’ & ‘D’ staff undergoing training in Railway Training Centres

Messing facilities in respect of Group’C’ & ‘D’ staff undergoing training in Railway Training Centres

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)


RBE No. 94/2010
New Delhi, dated 1.07.2010
No. E(MPP)2009/3/6


The General Managers,
All Indian Railways including Production Units


Sub:-      Messing facilities in respect of Group’C’ & ‘D’ staff undergoing training in Railway Training Centres – DC/JCM Item No,07/2007


Ref: –     Board’s letter No. (i) E(Trg)73(32)/1 dated 24-5-76
                                      (ii) E(Trg)80/35/4 dated 26-6-84 and
                                      (iii) E(G)/91 AL6-1 dated 16-8-85


         As per the extant instructions, Railway employees nominated to undergo training, other than training in initial course in Railway Training Centres, are provided free messing, where it is compulsory. The messing rates for employees undergoing training are to be fixed on a uniform basis by the General Managers in consultation with their FA&CAOs.These rates correspond to roughly 80% of the daily allowance being spent on messing, so that wholesome food could be supplied. These instructions also provide for 20% of the rate of Daily Allowance being paid to the trainees for incidental expenses.

         The question of revising instructions on messing facilities in respect of railway employees undergoing training in the Railway Training Centres has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways. The matter was raised in the DC/JCM(Railways) meeting and after due deliberations with the Federations, it has been decided that:

         (i) All the trainees availing the messing facilities should pay the messing charges directly to the training centres before being relieved from the training courses. In the case of in service staff, 100% Daily Allowance claim may be allowed, once messing charges have been fully paid by such staff and if they are otherwise eligible.

         (ii) The messing facilities should be gradually outsourced. Once outsourcing has been given effect to, the messing rates for employees undergoing training should be deducted from the trainees on the basis of actuals. Until the change to outsourcing takes place, messing rates should be fixed by the General Managers in consultation with their FA&CAOs.There would be no concept of free messing after issue of these instructions.

         (iii) The plant & machinery and equipments wherever required by the mess in the Training Centres can be provided by the Administration. While petty repairs and contingencies costing up to Rs. 500/- per item should be met from the mess fund, expenditure on repairs and contingencies costing above RS.500/- on each occasion per item provided by the Railway Administrations should be undertaken by the Administration· themselves. No departmental staff such as Cooks, Bearers, Cleaners etc. should be made available for providing messing facilities, after outsourcing the same. The departmental staff wherever engaged in the mess in the Training Centres should be suitably redeployed.

         (iv) No charges towards water, cess, rent and overheads should be recovered. These may be considered as part of the infrastructure.

         (v) The nominated Training Manager of the Department concerned should supervise the function of mess in consultation with Principal/In charge of the training centres through a mess committee consisting of representatives of the trainees and Faculty of the training centres. The management of the mess should be the responsibility of the Mess Committee and the modalities of forming the Mess Committee may be decided by the Railway Administration themselves.

         (vi) Guest charges, if any, should be fixed by the Training Centres on cost plus basis.

         (vii) A Six-monthly Audit of the mess accounts should be ensured through Associate Finance of the Training Centres concerned and suitable honorarium paid. The rates of the honorarium should be worked out by the Training Centres in consultation with their Associate Finance.

         (viii) The mess should function on no-profit-no loss basis taken on annual basis and profits, if any, left over should be utilized for enhancing the sports and library activities of the training institution concerned.

      The above guidelines are issued in supercession of all existing instructions on the subject.

      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


  
(K.Harikrishnan)
Director
Railway Board.


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Central Government News: Dynamic ACP Scheme for the officers of the Indian Railway Medical Service

Central Government News: Dynamic ACP Scheme for the officers of the Indian Railway Medical Service

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VI/214
No.PC-V/2008/ACP/2
RBE No.96 /2010
New Delhi, dated 7.7.2010


The General Manager/OSDs/CAO(R)
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)


Sub:-      Dynamic ACP Scheme for the officers of the Indian Railway Medical Service


         With reference to Board’s letter of even number dated 7.1.2009 on the above subject, and pursuant to several references received from IRMS officers seeking clarification regarding the admissibility of benefits associated with the higher grade allotted to them under the DACP Scheme, such as issue of Silver Pass, etc.,the matter has been examined and it is clarified that since an upgradation earned by the IRMS officers under the Dynamic ACP Scheme has all the attributes of a regular promotion, all benefits (including Silver Pass) which are available to IRMS officers on regular promotion, may also be allowed to them on grant of higher Grade Pay earned under the DACP Scheme.


         2.This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


         3. Hindi version


  
(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director/ Pay Commission-V
Railway Board.


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Central Government Staff News: LTC 80 Scheme : Air ticker charges paid on the date of booking - Fin.Min. Order

Central Government Staff News - LTC 80 Scheme : Air ticker charges paid on the date of booking - Fin.Min. Order

F.No. 19046/1/2008-E.IV
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Expenditure
E-IV Branch
*********

New Delhi, the 15thJuly, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:      Clarification regarding re-imbursement of LTC-80 fare.


      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.7(1)/E.Coord/2008 dated 4-12-2008 wherein Air India’s LTC 80 scheme was introduced from 1st December, 2008, for LTC travelers entitled to travel by Air. A number of references from different Government Departments/offices have been received in this Ministry seeking clarification whether the prevailing fare on the date of booking of LTC 80 tickets is to be reimbursed or claim is to be restricted to Air India’s LTC 80 fare as on 1 December, 2008.

2.      The matter has been considered in this Ministry and it is clarified that the fare paid on the date of booking of ticket under LTC 80 scheme of Air India may be reimbursed.


(Karan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Railways pensioners/family pensioners

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Railways pensioners/family pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VI/211
No.(PC)-V/2010/A/Med./1
RBE No. 92/2010
New Delhi, Dated 29-06-2010

The General Manager
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub:-      Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Railways pensioners/family pensioners-regarding.


         In pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, instructions regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioners were issued vide Board's letter No.PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21-4-99 and subsequently amended from time to time; the last being letter No. PC-V/2006/A/Med./1 dated 15.09.2009.

         2. In this connection, Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (DoP&PW), the nodal Department on the subject have advised vide OM No. 4/25/2008-P&PW), dated 25-05-2010 that the demand for enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance has been under consideration of the Government for some time past and the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance has been enhanced from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- per month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be in force.

         3. These orders shall take effect from 01-09-2008.

         4. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

         5. Hindi version is enclosed.


  
(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission - V
Railway Board.


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Ex-gratia lump sum compensation ceiling is removed to the families of deceased Central Government Staffs

Ex-gratia lump sum compensation ceiling is removed to the families of deceased Central Government Staffs

The Central Government has announced today that there is no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Central Government Staffs.

There is a good move by the Government to their Staffs that the restriction of ceiling for the compensatin of Rs.20 lakhs(each individual) is removed.



No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
******

3rd, Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-II0 003
Dated the 12thJuly, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:   Implementation of the Government's decision on the recommendation of the Sixth CPC-Revision of provisions regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service - payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt.staffs - modification - regarding -


           The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department's Office Memorandum of even number dated 16thMarch, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants including from sundry Government sources, such as the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, Chief Minister's Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexe to this Department's OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 was modified to that extent.


2.      The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that there will be no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11thSeptember, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008 and OM No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009.

3.     The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006.


4.     All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 11th September, 1998 shall remain unchanged.

5.     This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010

6.      In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

(Tripti P Ghosh)
Director(PP)


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MACP Scheme for Group B, C and D staffs of IITs

MACP Scheme for Group B, C and D employees of IITs


MACP scheme for Group B, C & D employees of IITs.
F.No. 17-8/2009-TS.I
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section -I
*****

Shastri Bhawan, New DeIhi
Dated 5th July, 2010

To
The Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and Guwahati


Subject: MACP Scheme for Group B, C and D staffs of IITs.

Sir,

      I am directed to say that the Government has decided to put in place an MACP scheme for Group B, C & D employees of IITs. The salient features of the scheme will be as follows:-

(i)       MACP as introduced by Govt. of India will come into effect in IITs w.e.f. 01.09.2008 with provision for financial upgradation in the same manner as provided in the MACP of the Government of India without any modification whatsoever.

(ii)       RCPS will remain in force upto 3 1/08/2008.

(iii)       The financial upgradations already availed under RCPS would be taken into account while allowing any upgradation under MACP.

(iv)       Separately however, the IITs may consider amending their Recruitment Rules for various categories of posts to provide for vacancy based promotions. Recruitment Rules for each category of post providing for promotion at each level may be got approved by respective Boards.

(v)       Financial upgradations as per the MACP scheme will be followed and no upgradation to a Grade Pay higher than what is provided for under the MACP scheme will be allowed.

(vi)       For removal of ambiguity, if any, reference will be made to Ministry for clarification.


Yours faithfully,
(Pratima Dikshit)
Director


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Inclusion of SC/ST category and Minority community members in the Selection Boards / Committees

Inclusion of SC/ST category and Minority community members in the Selection Boards / Committees

No. 39016/7(S)/2006-Estt.(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*****

New Delhi, the 4th June 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Inclusion of SC/ST category and Minority community members in the Selection Boards / Committees.

       The undersigned is directed to draw attention of the Ministries / Departments to this Department's O.M. of even number dated 8.1.1007 which was issued in pursuance of the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for welfare of Minorities. Para 3 (i) and (ii) of the aforesaid O.M. provided as follows:-

      (i) The composition of Selection Committees should be representative. It shoultl be mdatory to have one member belonging to SC/ST and one member belonging to mininority commnunity in Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to I0 or more vacancies.

      (ii) Where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than 10, efforts should he made to have the Scheduled Caste/Tribes officer and a Minority commnunity officer included in such Committees / Boards.

2.       A doubt has been expressed regarding the applicability of above instructions in respect of Group A and B posts. It is re-iterated that the above instructions are applicable to Selection Committees / Boards for making recruitment to Group A and B posts also. Accordingly, all concerned authorities are requested to comply with the above guidelines while making recruitment to any category of posts.


(C.A.Subramanian)
Director


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DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT IN EXTRA ORDINARY LEAVE CASES

DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT IN EXTRA ORDINARY LEAVE CASES

One of the major demand from Staff side JCM in National Council, now the demand has been granted by the Government and published as order.


No. 16/2/2009-Estt.(Pay I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 2nd July 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regulation of the Date of Next Increment in case of Extra-Ordinary leave (without medical certificate) after implementation of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 – clarification regarding.


*****


      Consequent upon the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules 2008, the increments in the revised pay structure are to be regulated in terms of Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules 2008.This rule states that ‘there will be a uniform date of annual increment viz. 1st of July every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July will be eligible to be granted the increment.”

2.       The issue of regulation of date of next increment in case of EOL (without medical certificate) after implementation of CCS(RP) Rules 2008, has been examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure.

3.       It is clarified that except as provided under the conditions laid down in this Department’s OM dated 18.2.1986, qualifying service of less than six months on account of EOL (without medical certificate) between 1st July of the previous year till 30th June of the year under consideration shall have the effect of postponing the increment to 1st July of the next year. The same stipulation will also be applicable to those cases where the increment became due on 1.7.2006. In terms of this Department’s O.M. No. 13017/20/85-Estt. (L) dated 18.2.1986, EOL granted for the following purposes automatically counts as qualifying service for pension and for increments without any further sanctions:-

      (i) EOL granted due to inability of a Government servant to join or rejoin duty on account of civil commotion.

      (ii) EOL granted to a Government servant for prosecuting higher technical and scientific studies.

4.       Hindi version will follow.


(Rita Mathur).
Director


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Revision of option exercised under Rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

Revision of option exercised under Rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

F.No.7/14/2010-E.III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 5th July, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008- Revision of option exercised under Rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

———

      In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 11 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, where a Government servant opts to continue to draw his pay in the existing scale from the 1st day of January 2006 and switch over to the revised scale from a date later than the 1st day of January, 2006, his pay from the later date in the revised scale is required to be fixed under Rule 11(i) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. As per Rule 5 of these Rules, this option to switch over to the revised pay structure from a date later than 1.1.2006 is available to a Government Servant:

      (i)       Who elects to continue to draw pay in the existing scale until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing scale or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that scale.

      (ii)       who has been placed in a higher pay scale between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of these Rules on account of promotion, upgradation of pay scale etc. the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion, up-gradation etc.

3.       As per Rule 6 (1) of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 the option in the format appended to the Second Schedule was required to be exercised within three months from the date of issue of these Rules.

4.      Further Rule 6 (4) provided that the option once exercised shall be final. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and have requested that the first option exercised may not be treated as final keeping in view the new system of pay band and grade pays and that employees may be allowed to revise their option if the option is more beneficial to them.

5.       On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 6 (4) of these Rules employees may be permitted to revise their initial option upto 31.12.2010 if the option is more beneficial to them. The revised option shall be intimated to the Head of his Office by the Government servant in accordance with the provision of Rule 6 (2) of the Revised Pay Rules, 2008.

6.       In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.


(Renu Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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Grant of family pension to the dependent - In case of pensioner Missing or Kidnapped

Grant of family pension to the dependent - In case of pensioner Missing or Kidnapped

No. 1/28/04-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & pensioners' Welfare
*********

Lok Nayak Bhavan,
New Delhi, the 2nd July, 2010

Office Memorandum

Subject:       Grant of family pension to the dependent family members of a Government Servant/Pensioner reported missing - Reg.

          The undersigned is to invite a reference to this Department’s earlier O.M. No.1/17/86-P&PW dt. 29th August, 1986 and the subsequent clarifications issued vide O.M. No.1/17/86-P&PW(E) dt. 18th February, 1993, O.M. No.1/17/86-P&PW(C) dt. 25th January, 1991 and O.M. No.1/28/04-P&PW(E) dt. 31st March, 2009, detailing therein instructions concerning grant of family pension to the eligible family members of the Government servants/Pensioners who have suddenly disappeared and whose whereabouts are not known, after a period of one year, or Government servants who have been kidnapped by insurgents/ terrorists, after a period of six months, reckoned from the date of registration of the FIR with the Police Authorities.

2.         The staff side of the National Council (JCM) have been raising for quite sometime the issue concerning withdrawal of the mandatory condition of one year prescribed in regard to sanction of family pension to the eligible family members of the pensioners who are reported missing while on prigimage, tour, etc., and sanction the family pension to the eligible family members within a period of two months from the date of filling of the FIR with the police. This demand of the staff side is based on the premise that this kind of stipulation in the rules has been causing a great deal of hardship to the families of such missing pensioners.

3.         The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It has been observed from the earlier instructions issued in this regard by this Department that the same do not make any distinction between the Government servant and the pensioners but cover both of them for the purpose of grant of family pension. It has accordingly been decided that the family pension/retirement or death gratuity to the eligible family members of a Government servant/Pensioner reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known, may be sanctioned after a period of six months from the date of registration of an FIR with the Police. This, however, would be subject to the instructions regarding grant/disbursal of retirement or death gratuity, etc., as contained in this Department’s O.M. referred to above.

4.         This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No.367/EV/2010 dated 15.06.2010.

5.        These orders, in so far as their applicability relates to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, are being issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Audit General of India, vide their U.O.43-Audit(Rules) / 28-2009 dt. 21.06.2010.

6.         Hindi version will follow.


(K.S. Chibb)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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Fixed Medical Allowance of Railway Pensioners/ Family Pensiones Raised w.e.f 01-09-2008.

Fixed Medical Allowance of Railway Pensioners/ Family Pensiones Raised w.e.f 01-09-2008.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VI/211
No.PC-V/2010/A/Med./1
RBE No.92/2010
New Delhi, dated 29-06-2010

The General Manager
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Subject:-     Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Railway pensioners/family pensioners-regarding.


In pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, instructions regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioners were issued vide Board's letter No.PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21-4-99 and subsequently amended from time to time; the last being letter No.PC-V/20066/A/Med./1 dated 15.09.2009.

2. In this connection, Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (DoP&PW), the nodal Department on the subject have advised vide OM No.4/25/2008-P&PW (D), dated 25-5-2010 that the demand for enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance has been under consideration of the Government for some time past and the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance has been enhanced from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- per month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be in force.

3. These orders shall take effect from 01-09-2008.

4. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

  
(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission - V
Railway Board

National Council (JCM) demands for CGHS beneficiaries in the 46th National Council Meeting (JCM)

National Council (JCM) demands for CGHS beneficiaries in the 46th National Council Meeting (JCM)


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

12020/1/2010-CGHS (P) (Pt)
Date: June 8, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:        Demand of the Staff Side, National Council (JCM) for permission for OPD consultation for CGHS beneficiaries in hospitals run by public sector undertakings – Consideration of the

           The undersigned is directed to state that as per the procedure prescribed, CGHS beneficiaries are required to be referred b7y doctors in CGHS wellness centres (also known as dispensaries) for obtaining advice from a Government specialist before they are permitted to avail treatment / undertake tests, etc., in Government / private hospitals and diagnostic centres, as per their choice. Staff Side, National Council (JCM), had raised the following demand for discussion in the 46th Ordinary Meeting of National Council (JCM) held under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 15th May, 2010:

            “Of late all beneficiaries of Ranchi are being asked to take specialized consultation only in RIMS hospitals which is 12 km away from residences of pensioners from Doranda, Kadrn & Hindoo (Ranchi City). This is very inconvenient particularly for pensioner beneficiaries who have to travel this long distance and then to stand for long time in a queue. If they are referred to any of the public sector corporation hospitals (like Ispat, HEC & CCL HOSPITALS), which are nearby, they can get the consultation there in no time.”

2.            The demand of the Staff Side, National Council (JCM) has been examined in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, on consultation with IFD (Health) and it has been decided that CGHS beneficiaries in Ranchi can also be referred to hospitals run by public sector undertakings, in addition to the present practice of referrals to Government hospitals for consultation with specialists, subject to the following conditions:

      (i)     Reimbursement of charges for consultation undertaken in hospitals run by public sector undertakings will be as per rates fixed for CGHS, Ranchi, or actual consultation charge paid, whichever may be less; and

     (ii)      In so far as medicines to be supplied to the beneficiaries is concerned, CGHS will supply medicines of similar salt combination / potency from its’ own formulary / store, not necessarily the branded medicine that is prescribed by the specialists of the hospitals run by public sector undertakings.

3.      These instructions come into force from the date of issue of the Office Memorandum.

4.      This issues with the concurrence of IFD (Health), vide ID No.Dy.2115/10 dated the 14th May, 2010.


(R Ravi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


OM

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reimbursement of Medical claims in respect of service Officers/Personnel and their families for treatment in Civil Hospitals

Reimbursement of Medical claims in respect of service Officers/Personnel and their families for treatment in Civil Hospitals

No. AT/IV/4807/XVIII
Office of the C.G.D.A
Ulan Batar Road, Palam
Delhi Cantt – 10
Dated 18 Jun 2010

To
The PCDA / CDA

Sub: Reimbursement of Medical claims in respect of service Officers/Personnel and their families for treatment in Civil Hospitals.

Repeated references are received in HQrs office from Controllers as to the office which has to deal with the medical claims on account of treatment taken as indoor and OPD patients inspite of HQrs circular of even no dated 28-12-98 and subsequent clarifications issued on the subject. It is therefore once again clarified that medical claims of Service personnel and their families will be dealt as per the table appended below.


Sl.No.
Nature of Medical claims
PCDA/CDA/PAO
Authority
1.
Medical claims in respect of treatment taken as Indoor patient
Such claims are to be dealt with by Regional Controllers/PCDA (AF)/PCDA (Navy) under whose audit jurisdiction the service Hospitals nearest to The Civil Hospitals are situated.
Rule 55 FR Pt II
2.
Medical claims in respect of treatment taken as OPD patient
Such claims are to be processed by the respective CDA (O) / PCDA (Navy) / PCDA (AF) / PAOs of the concerned service personnel
Para 248 OM Pt-IX, Para 318-327 OM Pt VII,
Items 18 & 27 of Annexure A to Chap VII of OM Pt III, and Chap 68 of OM Pt X
3.
Medical claims in respect of Clinical / Pathological test
If they are part of Indoor treatment the claims will be processed as per Sl. No.1 above otherwise claims on account of OPD treatment will be processed as per Sl no. 2 above
As above


Sr. Dy. CGDA (AT)


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Extension in the tenure of the National Anomaly Committee

Extension in the tenure of the National Anomaly Committee

No.11/2/2008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
******

New Delhi, the 1st July, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Extension in the tenure of the National Anomaly Committee.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 5 of this Department's O.M. of even number dated the 12th January, 2009 regarding setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission's recommendations and to state that it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to extend the tenure of the National Anomaly Committee up to 31st March, 2011.


(Dinesh Kapila)
Director (JCA)


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Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB4

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB4

NO. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
---
New Delhi, the 1st July, 2010
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Non-Functional up-gradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB4

A reference is invited to this Department OM of even No. dated 24.04.09 on the above subject. The details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at the Centre in the various grades of PB-3 and PB-4 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 was circulated in this Department OM of even No. dated 21.05.2009.

2. The matter has further been considered in this Department. As there is a slight change in the date of posting of first officer of IAS cadre in the Center after 01.01.2006 in the grades of Additional /Joint Secretary, a revised list in supersession of the list issued in OM dated 21.05.2009, giving the batch of the IAS officers who have been posted in the Centre in the various grades as well as the date of posting of the first officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action may be taken for grant of higher scale for the Officers belonging to batches of Organized Group A Services that are senior by two year or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department OM of even number dated 24.4.2009.

3. Hindi version will follow.


(Dinesh Kapila) Director(JCA)


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Grant of DR to pensioners who are in receipt pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2010

Grant of DR to pensioners who are in receipt pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2010

F. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
 
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 29th June 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2010.

      In continuation to this Department’s OM No. 42/12/2009-P&PW(G) dated 17th November, 2009 sanctioning the Dearness Relief to those Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scales of 5th CPC, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief to these Central Government pensioners as under :

    (i)     Those who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre revised scales of 5th CPC are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 87% w.e.f 1.1.2010.

    (ii)     The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12,1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 87% w.e.f. 1.1.2010.

2.     The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex¬gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 79% w.e.f. 1.1.2010.

    (i)     The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m.

    (ii)     Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 8.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

3.     In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

4.    This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their UO No. 377/EV/2010 dated 28.6.2010.
(V. K. Wadhwa )
Under Secretary

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Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited – Apprentice Development Officer – 5201 Vacancies – Last Date 22.12.2012

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MACP Orders : 3rd financial up gradation in the grade pay of Rs. 7600/- under MACP scheme to the Executive Engineers/Assistant Engineers (Civil & Elect.) in CPWD

MACP Orders : 3rd financial up gradation in the grade pay of Rs. 7600/- under MACP scheme to the Executive Engineers/Assistant Engineers (Civil & Elect.) in CPWD

CPWD has published an office order regarding that the financial upgradation in the grade pay of Rs.7600 to the Executive/Assistant Engineers (Civil and Elect.) under the scheme of MACP. The text of the CPWD order uploaded by Ministry of Urban Development on their official website is reproduced here under for your ready reference...

3rd MACP to Engineers..
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF WORKS
CENTRAL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
No.24/06/2012-EC-III
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22.11.2012
OFFICE ORDER No. 306 of 2012
Consequent upon the introduction of MACP scheme in the Department and on completion of 30 years of regular service from initial appointment in the grade of Junior Engineer (Civil & Elect.), the President of India is pleased to grant the 3rd financial up gradation in the grade pay of Rs. 7600/- (Pay Band-3) under MACP scheme to the Executive Engineers/Assistant Engineers (Civil & Elect.) as per list enclosed at Annexure I & II with effect from the date mentioned against their name.
2. In case, any of the officers in the enclosed list has taken Voluntary retirement, resigned or expired, on or before 01.09.2008 i.e the date of MACP becomes effective, the financial up gradation may not be given to them by Controlling Officers. Before financial benefit is given, it may be ensured that no charge-sheet is pending against them / no penalty has been awarded lo them on the date of granting the 3rd financial up gradation. In such an event, the fact may be brought to the notice of this Directorate immediately for a decision.
3. Further action ma be taken by the controlling Officer for financial up gradation in tems of Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No.35034/3/2008 Estt.(D) dated 19.5.2009.
4. On up gradation under MACP Scheme, pay of an employee shall be fixed under the provisions of FR-22( I )(a)( I). The financial benefit allowed under MACP scheme shall be final and no pay fIxation benefit shall accrue at the time of regular promotion. In other words, up gradation under MACP Scheme shall be treated as par with regular promotion in so far as pay fixation is concerned. Therefore, the option of pay fixation in the next higher grade based on the date of increment in the lower grade of pay may also be allowed. This fact may please be brought to the notice of all the officers concerned who may like to exercise such an option.
5. All Concerned officers, who are being 3rd financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme, before any up-gradation is given, shall give an undertaking that they will refund the amount so paid, if any changes are made by Govt. in MACP Scheme and if due to such changes, recovery becomes due.
Encl:- Annexure I & IlI
sd/-
(Suresh Chandra)
Deputy Director (Admn.)

Annexure I : List of Executive/Assistant Engineers (Civil) who have been granted third financial upgradation under MACP Scheme on completion of 30 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs.7600.
Annexure I : List of Executive/Assistant Engineers (Elect.) who have been granted third financial upgradation under MACP Scheme on completion of 30 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs.7600.
Source: www.cpwd.gov.in

Monday, November 26, 2012

Latest LTC80 Fare List

Latest LTC 80 Fare List

Flight Routing

a) D - Direct Flight to Destination without any stop.

b) V - Via Flight to Destination without any change of aircraft but with a stop.

c) C - Flight to destination with a change of aircraft at a transit point. Stop-over permitted at the transit point (Refer Table V on Link Fares)

2 a) EAP30 & SAP 7 Fare Levels are Advance Purchase Fares which are available for sale
upto 30 days, & 7 days in advance before schedule date of deaparture of the flight.
EAIP14, SAIP5 & TAIP3 Fares are Advance Purchase fares which may be available till D-0

b) Fares under RBD U on select flights available under different fare basis depending on the schedule time of departure.

3 Taxes, Fee & Charges
In addition to the above fares Passenger Service fee, Airport Development Fee (wherever applicable) and Service Tax would be applicable.

a) Passenger Service fee is Rs. 229 except (a) Ex Jammu,Srinagar Leh where it is 207 & (b) ex Bangalore, Hyderabad & Kochi it is 221/-

b) Airport tax (UDF) ex Delhi Rs. 200, Hyderabad Rs. 475, Bangalore Rs. 260, Jaipur Rs. 150,
Amritsar Rs. 150, Trichy Rs. 150, Vishakapatnam Rs. 150, Udaipur Rs. 150, Ahmedabad Rs. 121, Mangalore Rs. 150, Varanasi Rs. 150.

c) Service Tax would be additional.


4 Fare Rules:

All fares are refundable.

Fee for Refund/revalidation/re-issuance is levied as detailed under:

(i) First/Executive & Economy class( Y ) and LTC fares

(ia)On Refund - a processing fee of Rs.200 per coupon is levied.

(ib) No re-issuance and revalidation fee is applicable.

(ii) Tickets issued on fares ( under fare basis B to EAP30 ) & Link fares

(iia) On refund ,a processing fee -Rs.750 per coupon is levied.

(iib) For revalidation /re-issuance , fee of Rs.500 per coupon is levied.


5 Updated Fares as on 1st June ,2011


6 These fares are subject to Change without prior notice.

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