Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No merger of D.A. but seventh pay commission likely this year

No merger of D.A. but seventh pay commission likely this year

According to our sources in New Delhi, there is no chance of any merger of Dearness Allowance with basic pay as demanded by the associations. But the Government is considering the formation of seventh pay commission.

The seventh CPC is scheduled to be effective from 1.1.2016 and if it is formed this year, there will be ample time to finalize it’s recommendations. Moreover, if it is not effective from an earlier date, the Govt. will be free from any burden of paying arrears, which may adversely effect the fiscal situation.

Most significantly, in the eve of general election, the Govt. may spread a "feel good" situation among the employees without having to pay an extra penny from the exchequer. In the other hand merging D.A. with basic pay will lead to a considerable expense and as there is definite negative recommendation of sixth CPC in this respect, Govt. can easily deny this demand.

After formation of seventh CPC, if the ruling party fails to come back in the corridors of power, the entire liability will have to be borne by the new Govt. So, it’s a win win situation of the ruling party and most likely, it will be announced in the later half of the year.

Source: www.paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in

Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application - Dopt order

No. 1/1/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22/04/2013


Subject: Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.

A Web Portal namely RTI Online with un https://rtionline.gov.in has been launched. This portal, developed by NIC, is a facility for the Indian Citizens to online file RTI applications and first appeals and also to make online payment of RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit/Debit cards of Visa/Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site.

2. At present, this facility is available only for Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). It is planned to extend this facility to all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India within a month. This facility is presently not proposed to be extended for field offices/attached/subordinate offices.

3. This system would work as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post should also be entered into this system. The system would also provide for online reply of RTI applications, though reply could be sent by regular post also.

4. It is requested that full co-operation may be extended for the successful implementation/roll out of this facility. First of all, it is necessary that the RTI Nodal Officers, officials of RTI Cell and all the CPIOs / FAAs of the Ministries/Department sare trained to use this facility. Arrangements have been made to provide training to the RTI Nodal Officers, RTI Cell officials and the NIC/1T personnel attached with the Ministries/Departments, by DoPT with the help of NIC, within next 2-3 weeks. The schedule for such training would be intimated to the RTI Nodal Officers directly. It is requested that training for all the CPIOs and FAAs may be organized by the concerned Ministry/Department, through these officers trained by DoPT / NIC5. The screen shot of the home page of the portal, the terms and conditions and
copy of the O.M.No.1/1/2013-IR dated 08.04.2013 issued in respect of DoPT are enclosed for information.

6. The contents of this 0M may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(Sandeep Jain)
Deputy Secretary

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Central Government Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostel - Online guest accommodation booking system

Directorate of Estates Orders 2013 : Introduction of online reservation system in the reservation / allotment of casual hostel accommodation in the Central Government Touring Officer’s Hostel/Holiday Home / Guest House at Delhi.

No.2/5/Online - System/FCRH — 2013
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

F-Block, C.R.Hostel
New Delhi, the 18.04.2013

Subject: Introduction of online reservation system in the reservation/allotment of casual hostel accommodation in the Central Government Touring Officer’s Hostel/Holiday Home/Guest House at Delhi.

With a view to provide for choices & convenience of the applicants for reservation of casual hostel accommodation in the Central Government Touring Officer’s Hostel/Holiday Home/Guest House at Delhi, it has been decided to introduce automated online reservation / allotment system w.e.f. 01/05/2013.

2. For this purpose only online applications will be accepted henceforth. Applicants will apply for reservation by filling up the required application form online. After completing the process online, the applicant will have to take a print out of his/her application and get it verified / forwarded from his/her office and send it along with payment (Demand Draft) & other allied details/documents ete.. to “Online Reservation Cell, F - Block, C.R.Hostel Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110001" for confirmation of his/her booking request. On receipt of the filled up application with payment of room rent (Demand Draft), duly verified & forwarded by the controlling office of the applicant (in case of Retd. Government Officers attested copy of PPO), his/her booking request will be processed. Applicant can monitor the status of his/her booking request online through the website.

3. With effect from 16/04/2013 onward, only online applications for reservation of casual accommodation in the Central Government Touring Officer’s Hostel/Holiday Home/Guest House at Delhi will he accepted.

4. No manual application will he accepted from 16/04/2013 onwards for the reservation of casual accommodation in the Central Government Touring officer’s Hostel/Holiday Home/Guest House at Delhi seeking reservation for the period from 01/05/2013 onwards.

5. Manual applications received up to 15/04/2013 for the reservation of casual accommodation in the Central Government Touring Officer’s Hostel/Holiday Home/Guest House at Delhi seeking reservation for the period upto 30/04/2013 have been accepted and casual accommodation is reserved subject to availability.

6. Detailed procedure/guidelines as laid down in the OM dated 21/12/2013 and terms & conditions and other relevant information regarding reservation of Delhi central Government Touring officer’s Hostel/Holiday home/Guest House accommodation are available on the website of this Directorate i.e.www.estates.nic.in / Holiday Homes website and holidayhomes.nic.in shall be applicable.

7. This issues with the approval of Director of Estates.

Deputy Director of Estates [O&M]

Source: www.holidayhomes.nic.in

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC): Renovation of various hospitals run by State Government under Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS)

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC): Renovation of various hospitals run by State Government under Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS)

Ministry of Labour & Employment
22-April, 2013
ESI Hospitals

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has undertaken in a phased manner the renovation of various hospitals run by State Government under Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) as well as hospitals run directly by ESI Corporation.  Details of the on-going/sanctioned renovation projects are as follows:

Sl. No.
StateName of Hospital
1Andhra pradeshESIC Hospital at Tirupati
2- do -ESIC Hospital at Nacharam
3- do -ESIC Hospital at Sanathnagar
4DelhiESIC Hospital at Okhla
5- do -ESIC Hospital at Basaidarapur
6- do -ESIC Hospital at Rohini
7GoaESIS Hospital at Margaon
8JharkhandESIC Hospital at Adityapur
9KarnatakaESIS Hospital at Hubli
10- do -ESIS Hospital at Mysore
11- do -ESIS Hospital at Davengiri
12- do -ESIC Hospital at Rajajinagar, Bengaluru
13KeralaESIS Hospital at Pettoorkada
14- do -ESIS Hospital at Olarikkara, Thirssur
15- do -ESIS Hospital at Palakad
16MaharashtraMGM Hospital at Parel, Mumbai
17- do -ESIC Hospital at Andheri, Mumbai
18- do -ESIS Hospital at Vashi
19OdhishaESIS Hospital at Bhubaneswar
20RajasthanESIC Hospital at Jaipur
21TAMIL NADUESIC Hospital at K.K. Nagar, Chennai
22- do -ESIS Hospital at Ayanavaram, Chennai
23- do -ESIS Hospital at Coimbatore
24Uttar pradeshESIS Hospital at Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow
25- do -ESIS Hospital at Pandu Nagar, Kanpur
26- do -ESIC Hospital at Sector 24, Noida
27WEST BENGALESIS Hospital at Maniktala, Kolkata
28- do -ESIC Hospital at Joka, Kolkata

The details of Medical Education Projects undertaken by the ESI Corporation in the country including Kerala are as under:

List of ESIC Medical Colleges under constructions

However, there is no plan to start a cancer hospital in the country by the ESI Corporation at present.
Sl. No.
StateName of Hospital
1Andhra pradesh1. Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad
2Bihar2. Bihta, Patna
3Haryana3. Faridabad
4Himachal Pradesh4. Mandi
5Karnataka5. Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore
6. Gulbarga
6Kerala7. Paripally, Kollam
7New Delhi8. Basaidarapur, New Delhi
8Rajasthan9. Alwar
9Tamil Nadu10. K.K. Nagar, Chennai
11. Coimbatore
10West Bengal12. Joka, Kolkata
Since, establishment of medical college is subject to fulfillment of regulatory requirements of physical infrastructure, equipment, placement of faculty and issue of Letter of Permission by the Medical Council of India, no time frame in this regard can be given.
This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.
(Release ID :94816)
Source: PIB


FAQs on Implementation of OROP vide Govt. Order dated 17.01.2013

Q: 1 Are these orders applicable to those pensioners also whose date of commencement of pension is exactly 01.01.2006?
A: Yes, these orders are applicable to all the pensioners/family pensioners whose date of commencement of pension is on or before 01.01.2006.

Q: 2 The date of commencement of family pension in respect of a family pensioner is 01.04.2006 whose late husband had retired from the service on 31.08.1999. Will the family pension of the family be revised under these orders?
A: Yes, the family pension will be revised under these orders because the deceased soldier was a pre-2006 retiree.

Q: 3 It is being contended by some pensioners/their associations that the arrears on account of this revision should be paid w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as the orders are merely an amendment to GOI, Mob letter dated 11.11.2008. Please clarify.
A: As the provision of these orders are effective from 24the September 2012. Hence no arrears shall be allowed for the past period.

Q:4 Will the additional pension also be revised accordingly ?
A: The improved pension will be the basic pension from 24.09.2012 and hence additional pension payable will also be revised accordingly by the PbA.

Q:5 The basic pension of a pre-2006 pensioner (Rank – Havildar , Group ‘CI’) of Army having total qualifying service of 15 years is slated to be increased from 3500/- p.m. to 5301/- P.M. Is such a high increase in Basic Pension is in order?
A: The increase in BP from 3500/- to 5301/- P.M for the pensioner with particulars as mentioned above is in order. It is evident from the existing basic pension of 3500/-PM and the particulars given above that the MIA has not revised pension of the individual correctly w.e.f. 01.07.2009. The correct entitlement of the individual is as under:
Basic Pension w.e.f. :
01.01.2006             3500/- P.M             PCCIA(P) Cir No.             397
01.07.2009            4635/-PM                  ,, ,,                                    430
24.09.2012            5301/- P.M                  ,, ,,                                  501

Q:6 In most of the cases neither the pensioner has applied to the MIA for revision of their pension nor any Corr PPO or instructions have been received by the MIA from the PSA. Please supply the proforma of application in this regard.
A: It has been clearly mentioned in the orders that the revision of pension by PCIAs has to be made with reference to Pension Tables annexed to the orders. No further authorization from the PSA or any application from the affected pensioner is required to carry out the revision.

Q:7 The tables annexed to circular No 501 & Circular No. 502 start from QS of 15 years onwards. How to revise the pension of a pensioner having less than 15 years if qualifying years?
A: Following elements of pension / type of pension are to be revised by PSA.
· Special Pension
· Invalid pension
· Service element of disability pension in respect of PBOR discharged with less than 15 years qualifying service
· Service pension of TA personnel irrespective of their QS service and
· Service element of War Injury Pension and Liberalized Disability Pension

Q:8 Mr. ‘X’ who is a Hony Nb Sub, Gp ‘D’ pensioner having total QS of 24 years is already drawing a basic pension of 7750/- PM. However as per table – 4 (Army) annexued to Cir No 501, his basic pension w.e.f. 24.9.12 should be 7601/- PM. Please advise how to regulate such cases.
A: The existing pension of the pensioner in such cases might have been revised by PCDA (P) by issuing Corr PPO (s) based on some courts orders etc. No action by PDA is required in such cases.

Q:9 Mr ‘X’ is a DSC pensioner in receipt of two pensions, one for regular Army service, and another for DSC service. Are both these pensions to be revised by PDAs?
A: The pension for regular Army service will only be revised under these orders by the PDA. A reference for revision of pension for DSC service will be sent to PCDA (P).

Q:10 The tables annexed to Circular No 501, in respect of DSC pensioner seem to be incomplete e.g. the table in respect of Sep of DSC are only up to QS of 23 years. How to revise pension of a sep of DSC who has total QS of 24 years or above?
A: Sepoy in DSC have maximum engagement period up to 20 years only with the exception that the maximum term of engagement can be up to 23 years in case of pensioner retired on or 30.5.98. Hence QS in such type of cases may be restricted to the maximum permissible and pension revised accordingly. Period-wise complete list of maximum terms of engagement for JC0s/ORs is enclosed in Appendix-X to Cir No 501.

Q:11 There is no table annexed to Cir No 502 to revise Ordinary Family Pension for NOKs of DSC Personnel. Please advise how to revise such cases ?
A: The family pension in respect of DSC personnel who are in receipt of family pension for only DSC service are to be revised at the same rates as given for family pensioners of Regular Army. DSC personnel on “clerical duty” and “other duty” are entitled for family pension of regular Army personnel of group “Y” and “Z” respectively.

Q:12 What are the basic fields/data required to revise pension under these order?
A: The basic fields/data required to revise pension under these orders are as follows:
1. Type of pension viz Retiring pension/service pension/ Ordinary Family Pension/ Special Family Pension/ War Injury Pension/ Dependant Pension
2. Rank of the pensioner
3. Group of the pensioner (only for JCOs / PBORs)
4. Qualifying service (without weightage)
5. Record Office
6. Date of commencement
7. Date of Retirement

Q :13 How to look for the above information in the PPO or related record ?
A: In case of Post -86 retires all the information is generally available in the original PPO of the Pensioner. In cases where the required information is not available in the PPO or other record of the PDA, the missing information may be called for from the PSA concerned.

Q:14 In case of Pre-86 retires Qualifying service is generally not available in the PPO of the pensioner. Pl. advise the way out to regulate such cases.
A: The qualifying service in such type of cases can be looked for in the original Descriptive Roll of the pensioner or in the Corrigendum PPO(s). Original discharge book/certificate issued to the pensioner by the Record office is also an authentic source of such information.
A: Following are the 4 major categories of JC0s/PBORs based on Record office.
1. Naval Record Office
2. Air Force Record Office
3. DSC Cannanore Record Office
4. All other Record offices except those mentioned above.
Different tables are available to cater to these categories and hence the importance of information about Record Office can’t be done away with.

Q:16 Please provide some model calculations to further increase the understanding?
A: Some model calculations are done here:
Name of Pensioner                    J.S. Bala
Name of Bank                            SBI Chandigarh
Existing Pension                        26050/- ( Cir No. 397 )
Rank Colonel
Qualifying Service                    26 Years 05 Months
Date of Commencement             07/06/1990
Being a commissioned officer of Regular Army, the revision is to be done as per Annexure -A (table No 1) annexed to PCDA (P) Circular No 500. Look in relevant column for the rank and relevant row for qualifying service. The revised pension w.e.f. 24.9.2012 comes out to 27795/- P.M.
Name of the pensioner                   Smt Amarjit Kaur
Name of Bank                                SBI Moholi
Existing pension                            8679/- ( Cir No. 397 )
Rank                                               Major
Date of Commencement               19/07/1990
Being the family of a commissioned officer of Army, the revision is to be done as per annexure -A (table No -2) annexed to PCCIA (P) Circular No 500. The revised pension w.e.f. 24.9.2012 comes out to 10923/- p.m.
Case III:
 Name of Pensioner                           : Sukhvinder Singh
Name of Bank                                   : SBI Ropar
Existing Pension                               : 13500/- ( Cir No. 397)
Rank                                                  : MWO-Hony.Flying Officer
Qualifying Service                           : 34 Years
bate of Commencement                  : 01/01/1985
bate of Birth                                     : 08/12/1929

The existing pension of the pensioner is not in order. Firstly, it needs to be raised to 13590/- from 13500/- P.M. wef 01/07/2009 as per PCCIA (P) Circular No 482 dt 19/04/02012. Then look for revised pension for the Rank and QS in Table -20 (Air Force) annexed to Circular NO 501. The revised pension should be 15465/- wef 24/09/12.

Moreover, as the pensioner is more than 80 years old, he is also entitled to additional pension corresponding to revised pension.

Nodel Officer for Queries Complaints related CSC 2012

Shri. S. K. Mahajan, (SAO) Complaint Cell, PCCIA(P) braupadi Ghat
Allahabad – 211 014
Contact No. 053-2421877, 2421879 Ext : 307, 327

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