Friday, July 12, 2013

Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983 Payment of arrears of family pension - reg.

Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983 Payment of arrears of family pension - reg.

No.1/22/2012-P&PW (E)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003.
Dated the 10th July, 2013


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- (i) Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983;

    (ii) payment of arrears of family pension — reg.

Attention is invited to the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules. 1983 which provide that after the death of the pensioner, all moneys payable to the pensioner on account of pension will be paid to the nominee of the deceased pensioner. In the absence of any nomination made by the pensioner, the arrears of his/her pension are paid to the legal heir as per the procedure indicated in para 4 of part A of annexure to Ministry of Finance OM No.1 (3)-E.V/83, dated 11.10.1983. However, dependents of some pensioners expressed difficulties in obtaining the legal heir-ship certificates and represented that the necessity of production of legal heir-ship certificates may be waived where the amount of arrears payable is small.

2. The matter had been examined in Ministry of Finance, D/o Expenditure vide OM dated 04/06/1985 and it was decided that in case where a valid nomination does not exist under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983 and the dependent of pensioner is unable to produce the legal heir-ship certificate, the Payment of Lifetime Arrears of Pension accruing to the deceased pensioner may be authorized on the basis of any documentary proof regarding the relationship and heir-ship of the claimant if the gross amount of arrear does not exceed Rupees 25,000. In such cases, if the gross amount did not exceed Rupees 5,000 and case represented no peculiar features, the accounts officer was authorised to make the payment on his own authority.

3. The Government has further looked into the matter and decided to incrence the limits of Rupees 5000 and 25000 as indicated in Department of Expenditure OM, dated 4.6.85 to Rupees 50,000 and 2,50,000 respectively. The conditions and the procedure of payment as indicated in Department of Expenditure OM, dated 22.10.1983 and 04.06.1985 will remainthe same, which are reiterated hereunder.

4 The Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) may receive application along with any documentary proof regarding the relationship and heir-ship of the claimant, in case the claimant is the recipient of fmily pension, the disbursing Officer will verify the identity of the claimant with reference to the disburser’s half as well as pensioner’s half of the PPO and give a certificate of having done so. PDA will duly attest the documents received from the applicant and forward these along with the application to the Accounts Officer. The Accounts Officer, on receipt of application along with a copy of PPO of the pensioner and other documents from the PDA, will calculate the amount of arrears and issue necessary authority for payment of Life-time arrears to the disbursing authority if the case does not present any peculiar features and the amount does not exceed Rs.50,000. In case the amount exceeds Rupees 50,000 hut does not exceed Rupees 2,50,000, the Accounts Officer will obtain the orders of the Head of Department or Administrator or the CAO in the case of pensioners from Indian Audit & Accounts Department or any Officer of that Department declared as an HOD. Payment will be made on execution of a duly stamped indemnity bond in Form T.R. 14/G.A.R. 26, with such sureties as necessary in terms of para 7 below. In case of any doubt and also in cases where the amount of arrears exceeds Rupees 2,50,000, payments shall be authorized to be made only to the persons producing the legal authority.

5. This department’s OM No. 43/4/95-P&PW(G), dated 30.10.1995 stipulates that in the event of death of a family pensioner, the right to receive any arrears of family pension would automatically pass on to the eligible member of the family next in line. The requirement of succession certificate for payment of any arrears occurs only where there is no member in the family who is eligible to receive family pension after the death of the family pensioner. Therefore, it has been decided that the provisions of this office memorandum will also apply to the payment of arrears of family pension where no member of family is eligible to receive family pension.

6. The Head of Department here means the Head of Department as defined in rule 2 (xvi) of the General Financial Rules, 2005. However, in order to ensure that the citizens do not have to face unnecessary hardships, it has been decided that in the case of field establishments, the Administrative Ministries/Departments may delegate the power of head of Department to the Head of Office in the rank of Deputy Secretary/Director, if felt necessary by them. It is also clarified that this OM will cover all such past cases.

7. Normally, there should be two sureties, both of known financial stability. However, in case the amount of claim is less than Rs.75,000/, the authority accepting the indemnity bond for and on behalf the President of India should decide on the merits of each case whether to accept only one surety instead of two. The obligor as well as the sureties executing the indemnity bond should have attained majority so that the bond has legal effect or force. The bond is required to be accepted on behalf of the President by an officer duly authorised under Article 299(1) of the Constitution.

8. These orders will not be applicable in cases where a valid nomination exists under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983. In such cases, the payment of arrears will be authorised to be made to the nominee (s).

9. As regards pensioners/family pensioners belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID Note No.568/E.V/2013, dated 28th June, 2013 and O/o Controller General of Accounts vide their ID No. 1(7)/TA-III/2011-12/Miscl/116, dated 13.02.2013.

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(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Source: Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/PPWE_100713.pdf

Finmin Orders 2013: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

 Finmin Orders 2013: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

No.19024/1/2012-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 9th July, 2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

Reference is invited to instructions issued by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance from time-to-time regarding the procedure for booking of air tickets on Government account. As per existing procedure Government officials/offices can book the air tickets directly from Airlines (at Booking counters / Website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of authorized agents. viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL) and M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) [Department of Expenditure OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16/09/2010 refers]. Air tickets for travel on LTC, to a limited extent, can also be get booked through Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) [Department of Personnel & Training 0M No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02/12/2009 refers].

2. It has now been decided to include IRCTC as an authorized for the purpose of booking air tickets on Government account. Accordingly, if the services of a travel agent for booking air tickets on Government account is to be availed of, in addition to BLCL and ATT, the services of IRCTC can also be availed of.

3. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. etc. may accordingly bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.

sd/-
(Subhash Chand)
Deputy Secretary of Government of India


Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/air_travel/Guideline_airtravel_09072013.pdf]

DPPW Orders : Revision of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings / Central Autonomous Bodies

DPPW Orders 2013 : Revision of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings / Central Autonomous Bodies - implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

No.4/30/2010-P&PW (D)
Government of India
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE)


3Rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi - 110003.
Dated the 11th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Revision of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies —implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.


The undersigned is directed to say that orders were issued vide this Departments OM No.4/30/2008-P&PW(D) dted 15.9.08 for revision of 1/3rd restorable pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment in respect of prorata pension on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous Body. The implementation of these orders in some cases resulted in drop in the total amount of 1/3rd restored pension plus DR in comparison to total amount of 1/3rd restored pension plus admissible DP and DR as drawn by pensioners before issue of these orders. It was, therefore decided vide Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM. No.4/38/2008 P&PW(D) dated 27.05.2009 that wherever the restored amount of the revised pension plus DR of such absorbees, in terms of instructions contained in OM dated 15.9.2008, becomes less than 1/3rd pre revised restored pension plus admissible DP & DR as already drawn, the absorbed employees would be allowed to draw the pensionary benefits admissible to them till such time the restored amount of the revised pension in terms of instructions contained in OM dated 15.09.2008 plus admissible DR works out to be more than the pre-revised 1/3rd restored pension plus admissible DP & DR as on 01.09.2008.

2. The Central Administrative Tribunal, in its order dated 27.9.2011 in OA No.710/2010 read with order dated 22.4.2013 in CP 26/2012 held that tne OM dated 15.9.2008 was legally sustainable. However, Hon’ble CAT has directed to pass an order so as to equalize the amount of 1/3rd restored pension with the pension of other Central Government pensioners.

3. The matter has been examined. On the recommendations of  6th Central Pay Commission, the pension of pre-2006 Central Government pensioners has been revised vide this Departments OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008. In terms of para 4.1 of that OM, the revised pension of pre-2006 pensioners works out to 2.26 times of the pre-revised basic pension (without DP). Keeping in view the direction of Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench, It has been decided that 1/3rd restored pension of those Government servants who had drawn lump-sum payment on absorption in PSU/AB and whose 1/3rd pension was restored from a date before 1.1.2006, the pre-revised 1/3rd restored pension will be revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 by multiplying the same by a factor of 2.26, if It is more beneficial than the amount of revised restored 1/3rd pension arrived at in terms of this Departments OM dated 15.9.2008. In the case of those absorbee pensioners in whose case the restoration of 1/3rd pension became due on or after 1.1.2006, the above formulation would apply with reference to notional 1/3rd restorable pension as on 31.12.2005.

4. These instructions are being issued as a special case in compliance of the orders of Hon'ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench in CP No.26/2012 in OA 710/2010. At the time of revision of 1/3rd pension on the basis of recommendations of next Pay Commission, the increase in 1/3rd restored pension on account of these instructions would not be considered and the 1/3rd restored pension of absorbees would be revised as per the usual procedure without taking into account the aforesaid dispensation.

5. Payment of DR and additional pension to old pensioners (of the age of 80 years and above) shall continue to be on full pension as per the instructions issued from time to time.

6. The benefit of revision of restored amount of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension shall be admissible w.e.f. 1.1.2006 or from the date the commuted portion of pension is restored, whichever is later.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No.561/E.V/2013 dated 21.6.2013.

8. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Dy. Secretary to the Government of India


Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PSU_110713.pdf]

53rd anniversary of 'Glorious Strike' of the Central Government Employees

53rd anniversary of 'Glorious Strike' of the Central Government Employees

The Secretary General Shri.M.Krishnan recalled the 'Glorious Strike' of the Central Government Employees which started on 11th July 1960 and continued for 5 days on the basic demands of the workers...

The full text of the article is reproduced and given below for your information...

53RD ANNIVERSARY OF 1960 STRIKE

Today, is the 53rd anniversary of the Glorious Strike of the Central Government Employees which started on 11th July 1960 and continued for 5 days on the basic demands of the workers. That was their biggest strike in independent India till then, which shook the edifice of the Government.

It was suppressed by all repressive measures putting thousands in jail, dismissal, termination etc. But the workers never surrendered. The mighty one day Token Strike on 19th September 1968 reminded the Government that the workers can never be suppressed all the times.

On this day our Revolutionary salutes to all those comrades who sacrificed their lives at the altar of struggle and also who faced inhuman suppression and also the lakhs of workers who participated. Red Salute to all those who showed through their action that the united struggle is the right path.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation Of Central Government Employees & Workers


Source : www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

Confederation News : Decision of Central Trade Unions held on 8th July 2013

 Confederation News : Decision of Central Trade Unions held on 8th July 2013

Confederation General Secretary Shri.M.Krishnan uploaded a brief outcome of the meeting of Central Trade Unions held on 8.7.2013 on his official blog yesterday.

"The Joint meeting of Central Trade Unions held on 8th July 2013 at BMS office, New Delhi has decided the following course of joint mobilization/agitations and activities


   1.   National Convention of Trade Unions on 6th August 2013 at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi

    2.  State level and district level rallies/agitations/demonstrations / jail bharo etc during last week of September 2013

    3.  March/demonstration before Parliament in the month of December during Parliament session.

    4.  In various sectors like Coal, Telecom, Banks & Insurance, Transport, Power, Port & Dock etc, joint struggles/strikes are being planned/undertaken by the respective federations. All support should be extended to those struggles. Central Trade Unions should also jointly endeavour to develop sectoral struggles in various sectors.


Dates and details of programmes in September and December will be finalized through joint consultation of Central Trade Unions and announced from the National Convention".

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Source : www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

Dopt Orders : Central Information Commission (Assistant Library and Information Officer) Recruitment Rules, 2013

Dopt Orders 2013: Central Information Commission (Assistant Library and Information Officer) Recruitment Rules, 2013

Department of Personnel and Training issued notifications on the subject of Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Library and Information Officer in the Central Information Commission on 20.6.2013.

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 20th June, 2013

G.S.R. 387(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 27 of the Right to Information Act, 2005. (22 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Assistant Library and Information Officer in the Central Information Commission, namely :

1. Short title and commencement... -
(1)These rules may be called the Central Information Commission: [Assistant Library and Information Officer] Recruitment Rules, 2013.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of post, classification and Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of pay. - The number of the said post, its classification and the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of pay attached there to shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit, qualification, etc., - The method of recruitment, age limit, qualification and other matters relating to the said post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13)of the said Schedule annexed to these rules.

4. Disqualification - No person.-
(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or

(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person,
shall be eligible for appointment to the said post :

Provided that the Central Government may, if, satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax.—Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, after consultation with Union Public Service Commission by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving.— Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Schedule Tribes Other Backward Classes.  Ex-Service personnel and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

Schedule

[F.No.4/11/2012-IR]
MANOJ JOSHI Jt.Secy.


Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/GFR388.pdf]

Dopt Orders : Central Information Commission (Registrar) Recruitment Rules, 2013

Dopt Orders : Central Information Commission (Registrar) Recruitment Rules, 2013

Department of Personnel and Training issued notification on the subject of 'Recruitment Rules' for the post of Registrar in the Central Information Commission on 20.6.2013 as follows...

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 20th June, 2013


G.S.R. 387(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 27 of the Right to Information Act, 2005. (22 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Registrar in the Central Information Commission, namely :

1. Short title and commencement. -
(1)These rules may be called the Central Information Commission:[Registrar] Recruitment Rules, 2013.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of post, classification and Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of pay. - The number of the said post, its classification and the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of pay attached there to shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit, qualification, etc., - The method of recruitment, age limit, qualification and other matters relating to the said post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13)of the said Schedule annexed to these rules.

4. Disqualification - No person.-
(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or

(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post :
Provided that the Central Government may, if, satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.


5. Power to relax.—Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, after consultation with Union Public Service Commission by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving.— Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Schedule Tribes Other Backward Classes.  Ex-Service personnel and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

Schedule

[F.No.4/11/2012-IR]
MANOJ JOSHI Jt.Secy.

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/GFR387.pdf]

KVS Orders on NPS : Monthly statement of account in respect of NRDCPS - Reg.

KVS Orders 2013 : Monthly statement of account in respect of NRDCPS - Reg.

Golden Jubilee Year 2013
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi-110016

No.110126125(1)/2013/KVS/PF/NPS
Date: 09.07.2013
The Deputy Commissioner / Director,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices / ZIETS.

Sub: Monthly statement of account in respect of NRDCPS — Reg.

While checking the uploaded amount of NPS as shown in the NSDL website along with the amount remitted by KVS (HQ), vast difference exist between the amount uploaded and the amount remitted frqm KVS (HQ). Delay in uploading will result in loss of interest for the NPS subscribers.

In order to monitor the uploading on monthly basis, all the Regional Offices / ZIETs are requested to furnish the monthly Receipt and Payment of NRDCPS within 15th of the following month.

The proforma for submitting the monthly statement of account is enclosed.

These instructions may be noted for strict compliance.
Yours faithfully,
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(M.Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner (Fin)

Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/cir-nps-09-07-13.pdf]

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