Thursday, June 6, 2013

An exclusive review of Retirement age 62 for central government employees

An exclusive review of Retirement age 62 for central government employees

It has been seen that one of the long time waging demand of raising the retirement age of government employees has finally caught afire.

Through the Medias and blogging sites re abound with news that the cabinet would announce news regarding the retirement age yet it has not been finalizes.

Even then it has been come to known that a favorable decision would be put forth regarding this issue due to the oncoming lok sabha and three state assembly elections.

In India the retirement ages of most of the state government employees range from 58 to 60. This is low in comparison to the government employees of foreign nation.

We shall see the effect of raising the retirement age in the following passage.

Advantage

1. If only 7th pay commission would be implemented in the year 2016 those retiring in the year span 2014 -2016 would be greatly benefitted.

2. Economically the employees would be in better position due to this rise of the age of superannuation

3. The pension amount and the other beneficiaries would also increase along side

4. There this chance of imparting fruitful experience to the subordinates or new recruit by those benefitted by rise in retirement age

5. More over there is chance of getting an additional MACP by the central govt employees

6. A good health psychological effect would prevail in their minds due to this boon of rising their retirement age and thus removing their fatigue


Disadvantage

1. Promotion would be greatly affected due to no retirement in the long span

2. Unemployment would come in to being due to the increase in retirement age

3. Output of work would be greatly affected if the retirement age of unhealthy employees would be increased.

This announcement would not be received in praise among those searching for employment in general Moreover among the retirement employees this decision is receiving a mixed response as some welcome while others detest it

Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners

Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.


F. No.42/13/2012-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: 2nd May, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 4th October, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 72% to 80% w.e.f. 1st January, 2013.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. CentraI Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3d commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Departments OM No.4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 80% w.e.f. 1.1.2013 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities,including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

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

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 1st May, 2013.

11. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/DR_020513.pdf]

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment


31-May-2013 18:07 IST

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013.

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 point and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.89 per cent between March and April  compared with 1.99 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 2.08 per cent, contributing 2.07 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Fuel & Light group with 0.91 percent increase contributing 0.12 percentage points to the change.  At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Milk (Cow), Ginger, Root & Green Non-leafy vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Cigaratte, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic) etc. However, this was  compensated by Mustard Oil and Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.24 per cent for April, 2013 as compared to 11.44 per cent for the previous month and 10.22  per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 12.39 per cent against 13.21 per cent of the previous month and 10.66 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mysore recorded the largest increase of 13 points followed by Giridih, Bengaluru  and Puducherry (8 points each) and Darjeeling (7 points). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 6 centres, 5 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and  and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, a decline of 4 points was reported in  Godavarikhani, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in one centre. Rest of the  7 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 40 centres are above All-India Index and other 35 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of  Chandigarh, Haldia and Ahmedabad centres remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2013 will be released on Friday, 28 June, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

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