Thursday, March 28, 2013

5th CPC DA vs 6th CPC DA Table

5th CPC DA vs 6th CPC DA Table

5th CPC DA TABLE
6th CPC DA TABLE
01.01.1996
0%
01.01.2006
0%
01.07.1996
4%
01.07.2006
2%
01.01.1997
8%
01.01.2007
6%
01.07.1997
13%
01.07.2007
9%
01.01.1998
16%
01.01.2008
12%
01.07.1998
22%
01.07.2008
16%
01.01.1999
32%
01.01.2009
22%
01.07.1999
37%
01.07.2009
27%
01.01.2000
38%
01.01.2010
35%
01.07.2000
41%
01.07.2010
45%
01.01.2001
43%
01.01.2011
51%
01.07.2001
45%
01.07.2011
58%
01.01.2002
49%
01.01.2012
65%
01.07.2002
52%
01.07.2012
72%
01.01.2003
55%
01.01.2013
80%
01.07.2003
59%
01.07.2013
-
01.01.2004
61%
01.01.2014
-
01.03.2004
DA merged
-
-

Unauthorised absence – Consolidated instructions

Unauthorised absence – Consolidated instructions

No. 13026/3/2012-Estt (Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-    Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without – authorisation/grant of leave — Rule position

The undersigned is directed to say that various references are being received from Ministries/Departments seeking advice/post facto regularisation of unauthorised absence. It has been observed that due seriousness is not being accorded by the administrative authorities to the various rule provisions, inter alia under the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, for taking immediate and appropriate action against Government servants staying away from duty without prior sanction of leave or overstaying the periods of sanctioned leave. It is reiterated that such absence is unauthorised and warrants prompt and stringent action as per rules. It has been observed that concerned administrative authorities do not follow the prescribed procedure for dealing with such unauthorised absence.

2. In view of this, attention of all Ministries/Departments is invited to the various provisions of the relevant rules, as indicated in the following paragraphs for strict adherence in situations of unauthorised absence of Government servants. It is also suggested that these provisions may be brought to the notice of all the employees so as to highlight the consequences which may visit if a Government servant is on unauthorised absence. The present OM intends to provide ready reference points in respect of the relevant provisions, hence it is advised that the relevant rules, as are being cited below, are referred to by the competent authorities for appropriate and judicious application. The relevant provisions which may be kept in mind while considering such cases are indicated as follows:

(a)    Proviso to FR 17(1)
The said provision stipulates that an officer who is absent from duty without any authority shall not be entitled to any pay and allowances during the period of such absence.

(b)    FR 17-A
The said provision inter alia provides that where an individual employee remains absent unauthorisedly or deserts the post, the period of such absence shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in service of the employee, unless otherwise decided by the competent authority for the purpose of leave travel concession and eligibility for appearing in departmental examinations, for which a minimum period of service is required.

(c)    Rule 25 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
The said provision addresses the situation where an employee overstays beyond the sanctioned leave of the kind due and admissible, and the competent authority has not approved such extension. The consequences that flow from such refusal of extension of leave include that:
i the Government servant shall not be entitled to any leave salary for such absence;
ii the period shall be debited against his leave account as though it were half pay leave to the extent such leave is due, the period in excess of such leave due being treated as extraordinary leave
iii wilful absence from duty after the expiry of leave renders a Government servant liable to disciplinary action.
With respect to (iii) above, it may be stated that all Ministries/ Departments are requested to ensure that in all cases of unauthorised absence by a Government servant, he should be informed of the consequences of such absence and be directed to rejoin duty immediately/ within a specified period, say within three days, failing which he would be liable for disciplinary action under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. It may be stressed that a Government servant who remains absent without any authority should be proceeded against immediately and this should not be put off till the absence exceeds the limit prescribed under the various provisions of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and the disciplinary case should be conducted and concluded as quickly as possible.

(d)    Rule 32(6) of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
This provision allows the authority competent to grant leave, to commute retrospectively periods of absence without leave into extraordinary leave under Rule 32(6) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972. A similar provision also exists under rule 27(2) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. It may please be ensured that discretion allowed under these provisions is exercised judiciously, keeping in view the circumstances and merits of each individual case. The period of absence so regularised by grant of extra ordinary leave shall normally not count for the purpose of increments and for the said purpose it shall be regulated by provisions of FR 26(b) (ii).

3.    All Ministries/ Departments should initiate appropriate action against delinquent Government servants as per rules.

Source- DOPT

Expected DA from July 2013 : AICPIN for the month of February 2013

Expected DA from July 2013 : AICPIN for the month of February 2013
 
The Labour Bureau has published the latest analysis of the All India Consumer Price Index (CPI-IW) for the month of February 2013. According to the fresh index data, the price index points raised to 223 from the existing level of 221. The next index of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2013 will be released on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013.
 
The press release said that the largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 1.28 per cent, contributing 1.40 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Miscellaneous and Fuel & Light groups with 0.62 and 0.80 per cent increase respectively contributing 0.27 and 0.11 percentage points to the change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Onion, Tea (Readymade), Electricity Charges, Rail Fare, Petrol, etc. However, this was compensated by Root Vegetables and Sugar, putting downward pressure on the index. 
 
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 12.06 per cent for February, 2013 as compared to 11.62 per cent for the previous month and 7.57 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 14.98 per cent against 14.08 per cent of the previous month and 5.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. 
 
At centre level, Belgaum and Munger-Jamalpur centres recorded the largest increase of 7 points each followed by Vijaywada, Tiruchirapally and Jharia (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 5 centres, 4 points in 6 centre, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, 4 points decline was reported in Coimbatore, followed by Tirpura and Guwahati (3 points each) and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary. 
 
The indices of 41 centres are above All-India Index and other 36 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Haldia centre was at par with all-India index.

Setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill - Joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations -  AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation.
 
Confederation Secretary General has published detailed report of ‘Joint Committee’ of three federations to project important demands of Central Government employees. The contents of the report has been reproduced and given below for your information…

STAGE SET FOR A JOINT ACTION BY ALL C.G.EMPLOYEES DEMANDING 7th CPC
 
MOVEMENT LAUNCHED BY THE CONFEDERATION CULMINATING IN A STRIKE ON  12.12.12 PAVES WAY FOR A UNITED PLATFORM OF ALL C.G.EMPOLOYEES UNDER THE JOINT BANNER OF ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION - ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION - & CONFEDERATION OF C.G.EMPLOYEES. 
  
NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE ENTIRETY OF C.G.EMPLOYEES ON 29th APRIL DEMANDING CONSTITUTION OF 7th PAY COMMISSION IS CALLED UPON BY THE ABOVE ORGANISATIONS. 
  
JOINT CALL ISSUED BY AIRF - AIDEF - CONFEDERATION IS PLACED IN OUR WEBSITE FOR WIDEST CIRCULATION AMONG THE EMPLOYEES TO PREPARE THEM FOR A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION ON 29.04.2013. 
  
Conf/26/2013 Dated: 24.3.2013 
  
Dear Comrade, 
  
                We invite your attention to the  efforts undertaken by us after the 12th December, one day strike action to bring about a united action by the Railway, Defence and other Central Government employees on certain pressing demands.  In this connection you will recall that Com. S.K. Vyas, our President had been writing and following it up with telephonic conversations to bring about such a platform for action. We are happy to inform you that the AIRF and AIDEF has now agreed to bring about a joint platform of action to project two important demands of the CGEs. Viz. the setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill. 
  
                We send herewith the joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations on 23.3.2013 calling upon its units to organize a joint demonstration on 29th April, 2013 in front of all offices throughout the country.  The affiliates and State Committees are requested to take initiative in organizing the programme with maximum participation of members of the three organizations at a mutually agreed Central place in all Cities/towns and other places.  All Units should be requested to send the telegram to the Prime Minister and a report of the extent of participation sent to the Confederation CHQ by 3rd May, 2013.  We shall review the participation in the programme at our National Conference at Kolkata. 
  
                With greetings,
 

Yours fraternally,
 
K.K.N. Kutty 
Secretary General.
 
COPY OF JOINT LETTER
 

ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION 
4, State Entry Road,New Delhi-110055.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS. 
Manishinath Bhawan. A2/95 Rajouri Gardn, 
New Delhi. 110 027

ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION 
S.M. Joshi Bhawan, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Road, Kirkee, PUNE. 3
 
23rd March.2013 
Dear Comrades,
 
As  you are aware, the Government in reply to a question raised in the Parliament has stated that setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission  for effecting wage revision of central Government employees is not presently under its consideration.  You will recall, that  a similar statement was made by the then Finance Minister, when the demand for setting up the 6th CPC was raised by the employees.  The Joint movement of the Central Government employees, for which we created the platform of the Steering Committee of the organizations participating in the JCM under the leadership of Late Com. J.P. Chaubey, the then General Secretary of All India Railway men Federation could ensure that the Government rescind its stand then and set up the 6th CPC.  The real value of wages determined by the 6th CPC has now been eroded to the extent of above 100% due to the unprecedented inflation in the economy and spiraling rise in the prices of essential commodities.  While the Government permits wage negotiation and revision in the fully owned Public Sector Undertakings every five years, the denial to revise the wages of Central Government employees despite such large scale erosion in the real value of wages is absolutely unjustified. 
  
The Government had been persisting with the enactment of the PRFDA Bill in the Parliament in almost all sessions ever since the UPA II Government took over.  Ironically they could elicit support from the main Opposition Party in the country for this ill advised enactment.  Lakhs of new workers who have joined in various organizations of the Government since2004 are worried of their future, which is forlorn and bleak, in the wake of the denial of an age old social security scheme of Pension.  We have been together opposing this move right from the day, the NDA Government introduced the bill in the Parliament in 2003.  However, our efforts, actions and objections have all been ignored with disdain by the Government. Though they could not muster enough support required to pass the bill in the Parliament, the Union Cabinet has recently taken the decision to allow 49% FDI in the pension fund. 
  
We are to channelize our efforts through a wider platform of Unity. Efforts are on anvil to bring about such a platform.  In the meantime, we have decided to call upon all Units and Branches of AiRF, Confederation and AIDEF to organize Demonstration on 29th April, 2013. in front of all offices and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister.

WITHDRAW PFRDA BILL AND SET UP THE 7TH CPC 
TO EFFECT WAGE REVISION OF CENTRAL 
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Name………………………….. 
Secretary 
Name of the Unit:…………………… 
Place:…………………..

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

Sd/-                                                     Sd/-                                                       Sd/- 
SHIVGOPAL MISRA                        KKN. KUTTY                                      C.   SRIKUMAR 
General Secretary, AIRF                     Secretary General,  Confederation.         General Secretary, AIDEF.

Dopt Clarification Orders on Children Education Allowance as FAQ

Dopt Clarification Orders on Children Education Allowance as FAQ
 
Department of Personnel and Training has instructed to competant authorities of all Deaprtments/Ministries of Central Government from time to time regarding in the subject of recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation of personnel as well as other related issues. By this way, an important clarification orders issued by this deparment about the scheme of 'Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy'. This order contents lot of doubts and clarifications which are all questioned by the employees of Central Government in the post. It is provided as FAQ (Frequetnly Asked Questions), they have prepared nearly fifteen important questions and their answers is given in the order. It is defnitley to help to clarify for both Department authorities and employees.
 
The main issues are being clarified in this order such as, Permissible to third child, Same class twice, Frontloading of entire amount, Minimum and Maximum age limit, Definition of Fees, KV School fees and Misplacement of receipts etc… We have reproduced the full text of the order and given below for your information...
 
No.21011/08/2013-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
 
Establishment (Allowances) Section

Children Education Allowance Scheme (CEA)
 
Sl. No.Frequently asked QuestionAnswer
1Whether Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA)for 3rd child is permissible if CEAhas not been claimed for 1st and or 2nd child? As per OM dated 2.9.2008 CEAis admissible for two school going children does it mean any two school going children?No. Reimbursement of CEA is not permissible for third child even if reimbursement has not been claimed in respect of first and/or second child. However, as per OM No.12011/03/2008- Estt.(AL) dated 11.11.2008, the Children Education Allowance would be admissible for more than two children where as a result of the second child birth results in birth of twins or multiple children. Further, reimbursement of CEAfor the 3? child is also admissible in case of failure of sterilization operation. Such reimbursement• is admissible only for the first child birth after failure of sterilization operation. This point was further clarified vide O.M. No.12011/16/2009-Allowance) dated 13.11.2009.
2What types of fee are reimbursable? Whether Annual Charges and Transportation fees are reimbursable? Whether reimbursement towards purchase of school bag, water bottle, uniform, shoes and stationery is admissible?As per OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2.9.2008, tuition fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, fee charged for practical work under the programme of work experience, fee paid for the use of any aid or appliances by the child, library fee, games/sports fee and fee for extra-curricular activities are reimbursable subject to the condition that the aforementioned fee are charged by the school directly from the student. No reimbursement is permissible for Annual Charges and Transportation fees. Besides, reimbursement for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks, two sets of uniforms prescribed by the school in which the child is studying, one pair of shoes, in an academic year are reimbursable. Uniform include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the school, irrespective of colours/winter/summer/PT uniforms. Reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, water bottle, stationery etc., may not be allowed. O.M. No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30.12.2010and O.M. No.12011/07(i)/2011- Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012 refers.
3Whether CEA has been increased by 25% as a result of enhancement ofDearness allowancebeyond 50%?The Department’s OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2.9.2008 clearly indicates that the limits “would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. There is no need for any separate order from this Department to effect enhancement of CEA as a result of increase in DA by 50%. However, O.M. No.12011/01/2011-Estt.(Allowance) dated 4th May, 2011, has been issued to clarify this further.
4Whether CEA can be claimed for the child for the same class twice?The reimbursement of CEA is not linked to the performance of the child in his class. Even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement is permissible.However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.
5Whether CEA/Hostel Subsidy is allowed for initial two years of Diploma Courses?Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy is allowed for the initial two years of a diploma/ certificate course from Polytechnic / lTl / Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in ¡n 11th and 12th standards. This is further subject to fulfillment of other conditions laid down in the OM. No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2.9.2008 and subsequent instructions issued from time to time.
6What is hostel subsidy?The term Hostel Subsidy would mean expenses incurred by the Government servant if he/she keeps his/her children in a hostel of a residential school/institution located beyond a distance of 50 kilometers from his/her residence.
7Whether Hostel subsidy is reimbursable irrespective of transfer liability?Hostel Subsidy is reimbursable to all Central Government Employees covered by the scheme, for keeping their ward in the Hostel of a residential school away from the station in which the employee is posted or residing irrespective of any transfer liability.
8Whether Hostel subsidy can be reimbursed if the child is staying in a Hostel which is not part of residential school where he is studying?No, Hostel subsidy is reimbursable only in case of child studying in a residential school and staying in hostel of the said residential school.
9What are the components of hostel subsidy?Hostel subsidy includes fee charged for boarding, lodging in addition to fee as mentioned in para 1(e) of OM No. 12011/03/ 2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2.9.2008.
10Whether a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and/or fourth quarter?Reimbursement of 50% of the entitled amount for the academic year can be allowed in the first and/or second quarter and the remaining amount can be reimbursed in the third and/or fourth quarter. The entire entitled amount can also be reimbursed in the last quarter. However, frontloading of the entire admissible amount is not permissible. O.M. No.12011/07(i)/2011- Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012 refers.
11Whether any age limit been prescribed reimbursement of CEA respect of children studying nursery classes?There is no minimum age prescribed for reimbursement of CEA in respect of children admitted in nursery classes.

 However, with regard to physically challenged children the minimum age of 5 (five) years was prescribed for disabled children undergoing non- formal/vocational education. With effect from 21st February, 2012, the minimum age stipulated as 5 years for disabled children stand removed.

Hence, there is no minimum age of child for whom reimbursement is claimed irrespective of the fact whether the child is disabled or not. The maximum age for normal child is 20 years and for physically challenged children the maximum age is 22 years. O.M. No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012 refers.
12Whether the school/institution should be recognized?The school institution has to be recognized by the Central or State Government or UT administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated. This also applies in respect of children studying in two classes prior to Class-I. i.e.. nursery /LKG / UKG, etc., OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 23.11.2009.
13Whether CEA is payable for the children of Central Government employees and studying abroad, including children of citizens of Nepal/Bhutan but working in Government of India, and their children are studying in the schools in their native place?The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.
14What constitutes “Fee” as per para 1(e) of the 0.M. dated 2/9/2008 and whether fee paid for extra-curricular activities to some other institute and reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, etc., can be allowed? Is there any item- wise ceiling?“Fee” shall mean fee paid to the school in which the child is studying, directly by the parents/guardian for the items mentioned in para 1(e) of the OM. dated 2/9/2008. Reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, etc., may not be allowed. There is no item-wise ceiling. O.M. No.12011/07(i)/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012 refers.
15Whether reimbursement can be allowed in case the original receipts are misplaced and duplicate receipts are produced by the Government servant? Are the original receipts required to be attested/ countersigned / rubber stamped by the school authorities?In case of misplacement of receipts given by the school/institution towards charges received from the parents/guardian, reimbursement may be allowed if the Government servant produces a duplicate receipt, duly authenticated by the school authorities. Receipts from private parties, other than the school, if misplaced shall not be entertained, even if a duplicate receipt is produced. Original receipts from school authorities need not be attested/ countersigned/rubber stamped by the school authorities. O.M. No.12011/07(i)/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012 refers.
16Whether Development Fee / Parents Contribution charged by the school/institution is reimbursable?Reimbursement of Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution is allowed w.e.f. 2l’ February, 2012, vide O.M. No.1201 L/07(ii)1201 l-Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012, on pro-rata basis, subject to the condition that the Government servant will have to certify that the school does not charge tuition fee. However, in respect of children studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya., the Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi is reimbursable as it forms part of para 1(e) of O.M. No.12011 /3/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2.9.2008. O.M. No.12011/16/2009- Estt(Allowances) dated 13.11.2009 refers.
17Whether reimbursement of fee charged directly by the school for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities duly certified by the concerned school authorities, in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2.9.2008. is permissible?Reimbursement of fee charged directly by the school for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities duly certified by the concerned school authorities, in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2.9.2008, is allowed w.e.f. 211t February, 2012.

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
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