Sunday, August 31, 2014

Simplification of procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund

Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees

No. F(E)III/2014/PF/3/3
Dated: 27.08.2014
The General Secretary,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees – reg.

Ref: (i) Item No: 8/2014-PNM/NFIR

(ii) NFIR’s letter No.1/3/Pt.1 dated 25.10.2013

Kindly refer to the Agenda item No. 8/2014 for PNM/NFIR meeting on the above subject wherein contention was that employees are being asked to submit affidavits and fulfil other unnecessary formalities for withdrawal from Provident Fund.

Information had been called for from all Zonal Railways regarding procedure being followed in different Railways while sanctioning withdrawals from Provident Fund few marriage purpose. Almost all Railways are following the simple procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by its employees except some Railways where self declaration duly witnessed by two railway employees is required. None of the Railways have asked its employees to submit affidavit in connection with withdrawal from Provident Fund.

It is therefore requested to indicate the specific Railway which is insisting on submission of affidavits etc. for withdrawal from Provident Fund, so that they are suitably advised.
Yours faithfully,
Secretary, Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AICPIN for July 2014 – 6 Points increased and stands at 252

AICPIN for July 2014 – 6 Points increased and stands at 252

No. 5/1/2014-CPI
DATED: the 29th August, 2014
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – July, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2014 increased by 6 points and pegged at 252 (two hundred and fifty two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 2.44 per cent between June, 2014 and July, 2014 when compared with the rise of 1.73 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 4.42 percentage points to the total change. The House Rent index further accentuated the overall index by 1.08 percentage points. At item level, Rice, Eggs, Milk, Onion, Chillies Green, Tomato, Potato and other Vegetables & Fruits, Sugar, Tea (Readymade), Pan Finished, Doctors’ Fee, College Fee, Petrol, Rail Fare, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Wheat, Soft Coke, Medicine (Allopathic), etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.23 per cent for July, 2014 as compared to 6.49 per cent for the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.11 per cent against 5.88 per cent of the previous month and 14.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Nagpur recorded the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Ludhiana (10 points). Among others, 9 points rise was observed in 7 centres, 8 points in 3 centres, 7 points in 9 centres, 6 points in 23 centres, 5 points in 14 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and I point in 2 centres.

The indices of 35 centres are above and other 41 centres are below national average. The indices of Ernakulam and Varanasi are at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2014 will be released on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website in.



MonthBase Year

TotalAverageApp. DADA












July 252 2896 241.33 108.47

Schedule of 7th CPC Bangalore visit – Details of Meetings held by 7th CPC

Schedule of 7th CPC Bangalore visit – List of Federations and Associations

Meetings held by 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC as on 22.08.2014)

DateMeeting with
16.06.2014IPS Officers’ Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers
17.06.2014IAS Officers’ Association; Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers’ Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association
18.06.2014IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association
19.06.2014Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
23.07.2014Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B’ Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B’ Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Attendance tracking website for all central government employees

Attendance tracking website for all central government employees

The Narendra Modi government will soon launch an attendance tracking website for all central government employees, according to media reports. The website is expected to help boost transparency in the functioning of bureaucrats.

The website, which is still being developed, will be based on the Jharkhand government’s attendance tracking website. The Jharkhand government’s website gives real time information on the number of employees present at work, their average clock in and out times etc. The website also provides employee attendance information from each district.

Reports say that the Centre’s website too will have features of real time tracking of attendance.

The Narendra Modi government had earlier directed that Aadhar-based biometric attendance systems should be introduced for recording attendance. The website will use the information entered in the biometric devices and will act as a ‘centralised management information system’ (MIS) for attendance.

Each employee would be given a unique ID from the first or last 6 digits of their Aadhar numbers. This ID will help maintain the database for the website. According to reports, 16000 users across 113 organisations, mostly from the Planning Commission have registered on the website so far. In order to register, nodal officers from the respective department/organisation must log in the website and create master lists of locations, designations and divisions in their offices. Following this, employees can register individually through the unique ID given to them

Source :

FAQs on Biometric Attendance System (BAS)

FAQs on Biometric Attendance System (BAS)

Frequently Asked Questions on Bio-Metric Attendance System

Q.1 How does an organisation start Biometric Attendance System (BAS) for their employees?
Ans. Please submit details of the nodal officer and upload a signed request by the head of the department on portal. System would send OTP to the mobile number/email id of the nodal officer which needs to be entered again on the portal for verification. Back-end administrator would then check the details of the organisation submitted and make the organisation active by assigning it a unique sub-domain which will be the first name of the website. Nodal officer will then be sent an email by the system giving username (which will be the sub-domain name assigned to the organisation) and a password.

Q.2 Steps to be done by the nodal officer to start registration of employees
Ans. Nodal officer would need to login on with the user name and password sent on completion of step 1 and then create master list of locations of their offices, designation of their offices and divisions/units/groups within their organisation.

Q.3 How does employee start registering on the portal ?
Ans. After nodal officer completes step 1 & 2, employee can start registering on-line either at by submitting their details along with their Aadhaar number.

Q.4 What are steps of verification of employees?
Ans. Nodal Officer would need to verify details submitted by the employee including whether Aadhaar number entered by the employee belongs to them. After completing of the above verifications, employee would be informed by SMS/Email that his registration process is completed on the is completed.

Q.5 Whether an employee will be able to mark his attendance on any Biometric Attendance System (BAS) terminal installed in any Government Building
Ans. Yes, this will be possible as employee database for all central Government employees will be maintained centrally with a unique 6 digit id provided for every Government employee (based on the last 6 or first 6 digits of his/her Aadhaar number whichever is available in the system). The dashboard reports would be able show the location/building from where an employee has marked his attendance.

Q.6 How will an employee mark attendance if he/she is not having Aadhaar number ?
Ans. Aadhhar number is essential for registering an employee in AEBAS. Government employees who are not having Aadhaar number can enrol themselves for Aadhaar numbers in the special camps which are being held by UIDAI in various Government Buildings or permanent enrolment centres of UIDAI in Delhi as per details available at the link below as given:

Single point of contact for arranging Aadhaar enrollment facility at Bhawans is as per details given below.

Shri Suman Kumar,
ADG, Regional office, UIDAI, Delhi
Phone : 23481111
Email: suman[at]uidai[dot]net[dot]in

Q.7 Is network connectivity essential for marking attendance
Ans. Yes, as it is an online attendance system. Network connectivity will be essential for marking attendance. Therefore, two types of connectivity are being planned with each attendance terminal; one wi-fi connectivity on NICNET/broadband and other sim based GSM connectivity in the tablet.

At a high level the overall solution has two main components.

(i) Front End System (to be installed at client user end)

(ii) Back End System (attendance servers to be hosted in NIC data centre with connectivity to UIDAI for real-time bio-metric authentication)

The Front End System would be a hardware device like Android tablet or a Desktop PC having client application. Once the user ID (6 digit unique number assigned to an employee) is entered, the application would prompt user to provide the biometric data through finger print/Iris scanner which will be sent through the network connectivity to the backend system.

The Back End System (also called the attendance server) would have functionalities to receive data from the client terminals and send it for real-time Aadhaar authentication. It would also have features for organisation/employee registration and preparing real-time attendance reports in dashboard.

It would be possible to see dashboard reports of each organisation by using sub-domain assigned to an organisation

Q.8 No of bio-metric terminals required
Ans. Every employee will need to enter his 6 digit unique id on the touch screen of the tablet and then present his bio-metric (finger print/ iris) for authentication. This may initially take up to 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on number of attempts required. With some practice and training, the time for giving bio-metric attendance by each employee may reduce to less than 10 seconds.

Therefore one bio-metric terminal may be sufficient for about 30 to 40 employees during 30 minute peak load time. Assuming 50% to 70% employees will be coming to office during the peak timings, one bio-metric terminal can be planned for catering to every 50 employees in the department. Also, multiple machines will be put in the entry gate which can be commonly used by employees of different ministries/departments, waiting time in the queue will further reduce.

Q.9 Where to install tablet based terminals?
Ans. it is suggested to install multiple AEBAS terminals at the entry gates of the buildings where security is positioned round the clock.

Q.10 Where to install desktop based finger print devices?
Ans. it is suggested to install desktop finger print devices on Windows desktop PCs connected on LAN (NICNET) in the offices of JS and above and also with section officers for marking attendance of the employees working in the respective sections in order to avoid rush at the attendance terminals installed at the entry gates.

Q.11 Who would maintain the attendance terminals, connectivity and attendance software for desktop PCs?
Ans. It would be additional responsibility of FMS who are maintaining LAN/NICNET connectivity in the Bhawans under guidance and coordination of nicnet/network managers. Additional FMS are being proposed to be deployed at Bhawans under this project.

Q.12 Type of reports which will be available on dashboard
Ans. Some of the sample reports can be viewed at and Attendance software is being developed with assistance of UIDAI team. Please send your valuable feedback in improving the features and MIS reports of the attendance system software.

Q.13 Expected Role of NIC HoDs/Teams posted in Ministries/Departments
Ans. Deity/NIC/NICSI/UIDAI are the implementing agency for this project and the bio-metric attendance system will need to be made operational in every ministry/department as soon as attendance terminals are delivered which is expected soon.

NIC HODs of the bhawan/ department/ministry or its attached/ subordinate office in consultation with nodal officer of that office will identify locations where attendance terminals are to be installed in the Bhawans.

Since, NICNET connectivity is the primary connectivity for running the AEBAS. NIC Bhawan network coordinators are requested to help in getting the power supply extended at those locations with help of local CPWD offices. NIC Bhawan network coordinators along with network team at NIC hqrs will also be responsible for extending LAN/alternate connectivity at the entry gates and install WI-FI access points/Attendance terminals.

NIC HODs posted in Ministries/Bhawans are requested to provide technical assistance to the Nodal officers in completing registration of all employees on the portal and provide handholding training/technical assistance in smooth installation/running of the attendance terminals. NIC HODs will also be keeping inventory of bio-metric terminals/devices installed in various locations in their Ministry/Department.

Q.14 Role of nodal officers in the ministries
Ans. Nodal officers will get the details of all employees entered on the portal and also organize special camps in their Bhawans with help of UIDAI regional office, Delhi for enrollment of employees not having Aadhaar numbers.
Nodal officers would also be responsible for creating masters of location, designation and divisions/groups within their organization.

Verification of employees data will also be done by the nodal officers of the department whereas QC team of UIDAI will be assisting in verification of Aadhhar data of employees.

You are welcome to send feedback and suggestions in


Minimum Monthly Pension and wage ceiling hiked by EPFO

Minimum Monthly Pension and wage ceiling hiked by EPFO

Wage ceiling for EPF raised to Rs.15,000

The much-awaited minimum monthly pension of Rs.1,000 and a higher wage ceiling of Rs.15,000 for social security schemes run by retirement fund manager Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will be implemented from September 1.

The government’s decision to fix pension entitlement of Rs.1,000 under the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 (EPFS-95) will immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners who get less than this amount at present. The move to enhance the minimum wage ceiling for becoming a subscriber of the EPFO to Rs.15,000 a month is expected to bring 50 lakh additional formal sector workers under the ambit of the body.

“The government has notified enhancement of wage ceiling to Rs.15,000 per month, fixed minimum monthly pension at Rs.1,000 under EPS-95 and enhanced the maximum sum assured under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) Scheme to Rs.3 lakh,” EPFO’s Central Provident Fund Commission K. K. Jalan told PTI.

Mr. Jalan said: “Now the maximum sum assured under the EDLI works out to be Rs.3.60 lakh, including 20 per cent ad hoc benefit over the prescribed amount under the notification.” This means that in case an EPFO subscriber dies, his family will be entitled to a maximum sum assured of Rs.3.60 lakh instead of existing Rs.1.56 lakh.

Mr. Jalan said the notification regarding minimum pension, wage ceiling and EDLI would be effected from September 1. Thus all pensioners getting less than Rs 1,000 per month would get at least this much pension from October.

Source: The Hindu

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Confederation writes to Finance Ministry regarding Transport Allowance

Confederation writes to Finance Ministry regarding Transport Allowance to regulate to Faridabad Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Nodia cities at par with Delhi rates

1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: WWW.

Secretary General
Ref: Conf/Genl/2014
Dated – 26.08.2014
The Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Regulation of Transport Allowance at Faridabad Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Nodia at par with Delhi rates.

Your kind attention is invited to the OM No. 21(8)2010-E-II (B) dated 01.08.2012 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure regarding regulation of Transport Allowance at Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghziabad and Noida wherein instructions have been issued to regulate the Transport Allowance at the rates applicable to ‘Other Cities’ i.e other than 13 classified cities as per the condition laid down in OM no. 21(2)12008-E-II (B) dated 29.08.2008. Issuance of the OM has created panics among the employees posted at these cities. Immediate action is required to be taken to avoid implementation of the OM.
In this connection following points are brought to your kind notice —

1. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure had issued OM 2(4)-E.II (B)/65 dated 05.11.1974 vide which special dispensation was given to Faridabad at Delhi rates in respect of CCA & H RA.

2. 5th Central Pay Commission had made recommendations to grant of transport allowance to Central
Government employees to compensate the cost incurred on commuting between the place of residence and the place of duty. Transport allowance was implemented vide 0M No. — 1(13)97-E-Il (B) dated 03.10.1997, according to which, transport allowance was to be regulated on the basis of classification of cities for the purpose of CCA. Para 3.1 of said order Is reproduced below-
The cities referred to as ‘A’ and ‘A-1’ in these orders shall be the same as those classified as such for the purpose of Compensatory (City) Allowance (CCA) in terms of the orders issued separately regulating grant of CCA to the Central Government employees.

3. Vide para 4.2 8, 6 CPC had recommended abolition of CCA and increased the rates of transport allowance subsuming the element of CCA. The abolition of CCA was compensated by increasing the rates of transport allowance.

4. Faridabad has been given the status of A-1 city (as being part of the Urban Agglomerate of Delhiat par with NOIDA, Ghazia bad and Gurgan etc.) since 1974 for the purposes of HRA & CCA and since August, 1997 for the purpose of transport allowance as given above. These facilities are being extended to the Central Government employees/officers posted at Faridabad accordingly.

5. It may further be noted that, Ministry of Finance, vide No. 21 (2)/2008-E.ll dated 29.08.2008 has classified 13 cities as A-I/A which, inter-alia, includes Delhi (UA). Delhi (Urban Agglomerate) includes Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida & Gurgaon As such, the rates of Transport Allowance admissible for the City of Delhi, automatically stands extended to the other constituents of the Urban Agglomerate.

6. If rate of the transport allowance is reduced the rate payable to other cities, employees posted at Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida & Gurgaon will be deceived from the benefit given by the 6th CPC by subsuming the element of CCA in transport allowance as they were being paid CCA at Delhi rates.

7. In view of the above, it reveals that the transport allowance was being regulated on the basis of classification of cities for the purpose of CCA and payment of transport allowance at Delhi rates, to the employees posted at Faridabad is fully justified. This stands already concluded by the orders and judgments of the Hon’ble CAT Principal Bench, New Delhi (copy enclosed for ready reference) as given below-
1) OA No. 483/2005, Judgment dated 16.09.2005.

2) OA No. 2441/2005, Judgment dated 02.08,2006

3) RA No. 296/2010, Judgment dated 14.01.2011.

4) OA No. 368/2011, Judgment dated 21.07.2011.

5) OA no. 459/2011, Judgment dated 05.08.2011.

6) CP No. 302/2011, Judgment dated 30.03.2011.

8. These judgments squarely covers this issue wherein the Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi had upheld the payment of Transport Allowance at par with Delhi (UA) and the said judgments were accepted by the Government and duly implemented. It appears that the Department of Expenditure has not noticed the above judicial pronouncement and issued the clarification vide OM dated 1” August, 2012, which seem to be in contravention of the directions of the Hon’ble CAT.

It is therefore, requested to kindly take cognizance of the facts and particularly the binding judgments of the Hon’bel CAT, New Delhi as mentioned above to withdraw the latest instructions issued vide ID No. 21 (8)12010-E-Il (B) dated 01.08.2012 for reducing the Transport Allowance on par with “Other Cities”.

An early action ¡n this regard is highly solicited.

DA: as above
Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General
Copy to: -
Corn, N. Somaiah, Vice President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers c/o
Takshasila Vidyapeetham, Dasaigudam Road Shantinagar, Suryapet Dist. Nalgonda (A.P).


List of cases filed on grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy

List of cases filed on grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy



The list of cases filed on the subject is given below for your reference.

O.A.No., CWP.No. SLP Civil (CC) No
Date of Order
Name of court
RAJPAL Vs UoI & Others
1OA No.1038/CH/2010 (Advocate : Mr. V.K.Verma)Raj Pal s/o Tilak Ram, CAT, Chandigarh31.5.2011CAT, Chandigarh.OA is allowed for grant of MACP in the hierarchy of Promotional post.
2CWP No.19387 of (O&M)(Advocate : D.K.Bhisnoi)Union of India represented by DoP&T and others Vs. Raj Pal and another.19.10.2011High Court of Punjab and Haryana at  ChandigarhOrder dated 31-5-2011 of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh is upheld. CWP filed by Respondents dismissed.
3SLP of 2013 against order dated 19-10-2011 of the Hon’ble High CourtUnion of India represented by DoP&T and others Vs. Raj Pal and another.15.4.2013Supreme Court of IndiaSLP filed by the Union of India is dismissed
4OA No.904/2012 (Mr. M.K.Bhardwaj)Sanjay Kumar, UDC and 18 others Vs. UOI nted byMinistry of Defense and others.26.11.2012CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi.OA is allowed for grant of MACP in next promotional post i.e. Assistant in PB-2+Grade PayRs.4200.
5W.P.(C) 4552/2013 [PENDING] (Mr. M.K. Bhardwaj)UNION OF INDIA Vs. SANJAY KUMAR & ORS. Delhi High CourtHearing Date Court No. 5 Next Date: 04/09/2014
M V Mahanan Nair Vs UoI & Ors
6OA No.816/12M.V.Mohanan Nair, S/o M.R.Vishwanathan Nair, Photocopier CAT, Ernakulam Bench & others Vs Union of India29.1.2013CAT, PrincipalBench Ernakulam BenchOA is allowed for consideration of MACP in the hierarchy of promotional post.
7OP(CAT). NO.2000 OF 2013 (Z)UOI &  ORS. .Vs. M.V.  MOHANAN NAIR24.06.2013High court of Kerala at ErnakulamIn the result, this original petition is dismissed in limine
8Special Leave Petition (Civil) 21803 OF 2014UOI & ORS. .Vs. M.V. MOHANAN NAIR Supreme Court of IndiaPENDING
9OA No.1798 of 2014 Advocate : Shri Yogesh SharmaMahendra Kumar Dubey, S/o Sh. R.D. Dubey, Working as Programme Executive, In Doordarsan Kendra, Delhi VS UOI through the Secretary, Ministry of lnformation & Broadcastin22.05.2014Cat DelhiOA is allowed for consideration of MACP in the hierarchy of promotional post within a period of one month
10OA No.2548/2014 MA No.2167/2014 (Advocate : Shri M.K.BhardwajKishan Swarup Sharma, working as PPO(E), Meerut & 28 others V/S Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture,31.07.2014CAT, New DelhiOA is allowed For consider the case of the applicants in the light of the aforesaid orders
11OA No.988 of 2014 MA No.872 of 2014 (Advocate : Shri M.K. BhardwajPradeep Kumar. AE (C) Rohini, Delhi & 20 others VS Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Shastri Bhawan. New Delhi22.03.2014CAT. New Delhiin view of the above position. we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with the direction to the respondents to consider the representations of the applicants in the light of the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No.19387/2011 (supra) as upheld by the Apex Court in SLP (CC) No.7467/2013(supra) and decide their cases under intimation to them. The aforesaid exercise shall be completed within a period of one month from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. There shall be no order as to costs.
12O.A. No. 1834/2014 Advocate: Shri Yogesh Sharma.Mohd Hamid  Hussain, Working as APRO (Defence), Sr.Grade Group B Officer In the office of: DPR, Ministry of Defence New Delhi- & 34 others VS UOI through the Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,23.05.2014Central Administrative Tribunal PrincipalBench New DelhiIn view of the aforesaid submission made by the applicants and the documents available on record. we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with a direction to the respondents to consider the case of the applicants in terms of the aforesaid orders within a period of two months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. if the applicants are similarly placed, they shall also be treated alike
13OA 864/2014 Advocate: Shri M.K. Bhardwaj)Shri Om Prakash NCERT, New Delhi  VS Secretary (NCERT)  New Delhi12.3.2014Central Administrative Tribunal PrincipalBench, New DelhiIn view of the above position. we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with the direction to the respondents to consider the representations of the applicants in the light of the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No.19387/2011 (supra) as upheld by the Apex Court in SLP (CC) No.7467/2013(supra) and decide their cases under intimation to them. The aforesaid exercise shall be completed within a period of one month from the date of receipt of a cop of this order.
14W.P.(C) 3608/2014NCERT,New Delhi VS Shri Om Prakash & others14.07.2014High court of Delhi  at New DelhiCWP filed by Respondents dismissed.
15O.A. 1281/CH/2012 ADVOCATE: SHRI ROHIT SETHSh. Babu Ram, working as Upper Division Clerk, working in the Central Administrative Tribunal, opposite Shivalik View Hotel, Sector 17, Chandigarh VS UOI09.05.2013CAT CHNDIGARH BENCH  allow this OA in terms of the view obtained in terms of the view obtained in the OA. 1038/CH/11and the judgments (Annexures A-11 to A-13). The compliance of the order must ideally come about within two months from the date a copy of this order is presented in the office of the competent authority.
16CWP No. 24279 of 2013U.O.I. .Vs. BABU RAM & ORS.07.11.2013HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYANAsee order of even date passed in CWP No.24278 of 2013 (UOI and another versus Smt.Reeta Devi and another
17Special Leave to Petition (Civil)10435 OF 2014U.O.I. .Vs. BABU RAM & ORS Supreme Court of IndiaPending
18Civil Writ Petition No.24253 of 2013 Date of Decision:U,O.I. .Vs. DHIRENDER SINGH & ORS.07.11.2013High Court Of Punjab & Haryana At ChandigarhFor orders, see order of even date passed in CWP No.24278 of 2013 (Union of India and another versus Smt. Reeta Devi and another).
19Special Leave to Petition(Civil)…. 10436 OF 2014U.O.I. .Vs. DHIRENDER SINGH & ORS. Supreme Court of IndiaPending
20O.A. 12/CH/2013 By Advocate: Mr.Madan MohanSmt. Reeta Devi, Senior Library Attendant, CAT Bench.  Chandigarh. Versus Union of India22.05.2013Cat Chandigarh BenchAfter going through the judgment passed in the case of Raj Pal (supra), we are in full agreement with the  learned counsel for the parties. Accordingly, the present original application is allowed in same term as of Raj Pal (supra).  Consequently, we quash the orders at Annexures A-1 & A-2. The respondents are further directed to grant the benefit of 2nd MACP in the pay band of Rs.9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs.4600/- from 1.3.2009 (which is the pay scale of next post in the hierarchy).  The respondents are directed to comply with the judgment within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.
21CWP No. 24278 of 2013Union of India VS Smt. Reeta Devi, & and others07.11.2014High Court Of Punjab &HaryanaCWP filed by Respondents dismissed
22Special Leave Petition(Civil) 22181 OF 2014U.O.I. & ORS. Vs. REETA DEVI Supreme Court of Indiapending
23O.A. No. 040/00052/2014Narayan Kalita CPWD Guwahati VS UOI Represented by Secretary GOI, Ministry of Urban and DevelomentDate of  order 25.06.2014 Date of Delivery of Order 7.8.2014CAT Guwahati BenchOA is allowed. for grant of MACP in the hierarchy of Promotional post.  Respondent is directed to grant scale of pay (PB-3) of Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade pay 6600/-
24OA( 1727/2014)  was filed by CPWD Engineers‘ Association in regarding MACP as per promotional hierarchy on 19.5.2014  CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi onnext date of its hearing has been fixed by CAT on 24/09/2014
25case filed by the Junior Clerks of  Railway -OA No. 1509 of 2013  CAT Kolkatanext date of its hearing has been fixed by CAT on 8th Dec. 2014

Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government – Dopt order

Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.

No.12/1/2009-Estt (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi the 28th August, 2014

Subject: Fixation of pay of State Government Employees on their appointment in Central Government, subsequent to implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.

The undersigned is directed to say that the method of fixation of pay of State Government employees on their appointment under the Central Government has been spelt out in this Department’s OM No.12/1/94-Estt(Pay-I) dated 24 March, 1994, 3rd January, 1996 and OM NO.13/2/99-Estt (Pay-I) dated 18.6.2001.

2. The question of fixation of pay in cases of appointment from State Govt. to Centrat Govt. consequent upon revision of pay scales on acceptance of the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission in the revised pay structure has been considered in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and the President is pleased to decide that in cases of appointment of State Government employees in Central Government on or after 1.1.2006, pay will be fixed in the following manner:-

(a) Where the State Government has revised the Pay scales of their employees on the pattern of VI Central pay Commission at the base index of 115.76 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series w.e.f. 1.1.2006 the pay of these State Government employees on their appointment under the Central Government would be fixed as follows:

(i) When the appointment is to a post carrying higher Grade Pay, one increment equaI to 3% of the sum of the pay in the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10. This will then be added to the existing pay in the pay band. The grade pay corresponding to the higher post will thereafter be granted in addition to this pay in the pay band. In cases where the appointment involves change in pay band also, the same methodology will be followed. However. if the pay in the pay band after adding the increment is less than the minimum of the higher pay band to which the appointment is takihg place, pay in the pay band will be stepped up to such minimum.

(ii) Where the appointment is to a post involving identical Grade Pay, the individual shall continue to draw the same pay.

(b) Where the State Government have revised the pay scales of their employees after 1.1.2006 beyond the base index of 115.76 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series, basic pay of the employees is to be determined first in the Central Scale by reducing the element of DA, ADA, IR etc. granted by the State Government after 1.1.2006 (beyond the base index of 115.76 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series) and thereafter the pay would be fixed as provided in the clause (i) &(ii) under sub para (a) above.
(c) Where the state Government have either not revised or revised the pay scale of their employees on or after 1.1.2006 below the base index of 115.76 as per AlCPl (IW) 2001 series, basic pay of these employees shall be determined first in the Central scale, by adding the element of D.A. ADA upto base index of 115.76 as per AICPI (IW) 2001 series granted by the State Government and thereafter their pay would be fixed as provided in the clause (i) &(ii) under sub-para (a) above.

3. These orders are applicable to employees of the State Government and local bodies under the State including Emergency Divisional Accountants/Divisional Accountants / local bodies under the State Government appointed under Central Government on or after 1.1.2006.

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

5. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Pay)

Finance Minister launches New Website of PFRDA on 26th August, 2014.

Finance Minister launches New Website of PFRDA on 26th August, 2014.

PFRDA was established by Government of India on 23rd August, 2003. The Government has, through an executive order dated 10th october 2003, mandated PFRDA to act as a regulator for the pension sector. The mandate of PFRDA is development and regulation of pension sector in India.

The National Pension System reflects Government’s effort to find sustainable solutions to the problem of providing adequate retirement income. As a first step towards instituting pensionary reforms, Government of India moved from a defined benefit pension to a defined contribution based pension system by making it mandatory for its new recruits (except armed forces) with effect from 1st January, 2004. Since 1st April, 2008, the pension contributions of Central Government employees covered by the National Pension System (NPS) are being invested by professional Pension Fund Managers in line with investment guidelines of Government applicable to non-Government Provident Funds.



BORDER ROAD ORGANISATION (BRO) SUBMITS THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYANA, CHANDIGARH THAT “...organisation accepts the position that the Government is considering the same since more than last one year and yet no decision has been taken”.


 CWP 14193/2014                                                                                               108

Abhimanyu Kumar and ors v UOI and others

Present:- Mr.ADS Jatana, Advocate for the petitioner

Petitioners, who are 59 in number, are working on the post of Lower Division Clerks (LDC) with General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) which is a Border Road Organisation. After the acceptance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission they have been kept in Pay Band-I of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.1900/-. They are seeking upgradation of their Grade Pay to Rs.2400/- as granted to other cadres in the same Pay Band and pay scale of other Central forces.

By referring to Annexure P-5, it is submitted that the organisation accepts the position that the Government is considering the same since more than last one year and yet no decision has been taken.

Notice of motion for 12.12.2014.

23.07.2014                                                                       (Jaswant Singh)
joshi                                                                                      Judge

-TKR Pillai

Air India Day Offer – Tickets for Rs 100

‘Air India Day’ Offer – Tickets for Rs 100
On ‘Air India Day’, airline’s site crashes over ‘tickets for Rs 100′ offer
NEW DELHI: Air India’s website crashed on Wednesday, on a day the national carrier is celebrating ‘Air India Day’, unable handle the heavy traffic following its ‘tickets for Rs 100′ offer.

Air India is selling tickets for Rs 100 (taxes extra) for five days from today — to commemorate the merger of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India on this day in 2007.

Some users who tried to go to the website got a ‘Service unavailable’ message. For others, the page would not load.7.

“On this occasion Air India is launching the Air India Offer for its travellers. Under the scheme tickets will be offered for Rs 100/- apart from all applicable taxes. The sale of these tickets will be made only through the Air India website for five days from August 27 to 31 2014 for travel between August 27 and September 30, 2014, only,” an AI statement said.

This is the first time that the airline will be celebrating the Air India Day. A function will be held to celebrate the day and also to award the meritorious employees of Air India.

Source : TOI

Restriction of one cylinder per month removed to benefit consumers; Number of subsidised cylinders will continue to be 12

Restriction of one cylinder per month removed to benefit consumers; Number of subsidised cylinders will continue to be 12
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

27-August-2014 19:34 IST

Restriction of one cylinder per month removed to benefit consumers; Number of subsidised cylinders will continue to be 12

Currently, the number of LPG cylinders given to a domestic LPG consumer is 12. Alongwith this, there is a restriction of one cylinder per month.

The Government has now decided that while twelve subsidized LPG cylinders per annum will continue to be supplied to all domestic consumers, there will be no separate monthly restriction of one cylinder per month. This changes the earlier decision taken on 28.2.14 and removes the restriction imposed that ordinarily one cylinder be given to each beneficiary every month.

This decision of Government will alleviate difficulties faced by the genuine LPG consumers as the consumption of LPG cylinders is never exactly one per month. This change will meet their genuine requirements subject to their annual entitlement of subsidized cylinders.

PF (Provident Fund) Interest Rate 8.75%

Provident Fund Interest Rate 8.75% for 2014-15
EPFO retains interest rate at 8.75% for current fiscal
NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO’s trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent.

“It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal,” Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after the meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision making body of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO).

The EPFO has about 5 crore subscribers and the decision will have a bearing on their retirement fund.The decision to retain the interest rate on the provident fund deposits at last year’s level was taken despite some protest by the trade union members of the CBT, sources said.

The final notification for payment of the interest rate for the current fiscal will be issued by the finance ministry later.

The EPFO had provided 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for 2013-14, which was higher than 8.5 per cent paid for the previous fiscal.

Source: Times of India

Granting Interim Relief/Merger of DA, LTC by Air and Exemption of Income Tax - Negation of the promises

Granting Interim Relief/Merger of DA, LTC by Air and Exemption of Income Tax - Negation of the promises

Negation of the promises

Top leaders of the present Central Government had showered promises to the working class, especially the Central Government Employees during General Election. The promises including exemption of Income Tax limit up to 5 lakhs and many other assurances appeared to have more than 80% Government Employees in favour of them. But today we see the blatant negations of the promises made by them.

Income Tax

As against the promise of exemption of Income tax limit up to 5 lakhs, a mere increase of Rs. 30000 i.e. from Rs. 220000 to 250000 made whereas everybody know the minimum annual increase of salary due to increments and DA during the period 1/4/2013 to 31/3/2014 is more than 50000. Thus, in spite of Rs. 30000 exemption, the lower income group whose gross salary is less than Rs. 5 lakhs has been charged more taxes than the previous year.

Granting of IR/Merger of DA

Yet another betrayal from the stand taken in favour of central Government Employees by the then major opposition party is the refusal of giving IR/merger of DA. It is said that merger of DA is not considered because 6th Pay Commission in its report has not recommended for such merger. It is worth mentioning here that constitution of 7th Pay Commission was also not recommended by the 6th Pay Commission.

Cancellation of LTC by air for low class employees

Moreover, prior to the Government taking over the charge lower level central Government employees had allowed LTC for North East/Jammu & Kashmir by Air. Granting of LTC by air to the 28 lakhs Group C employees for North East and Jammu & Kashmir were chiefly aimed for the economic growth of these statesand more integration with the rest of India. But the Government has withdrawn the facility. On the other hand officers with Rs. 5400 and more Grade pay are still allowed to fly anywhere in India either on tour or LTC.

Installation of Biometric punching machine

Now the Government of India has announced installation of biometric punching machine in all its offices in a phased manner and the same are being linked with Aadhar. In this series most of the Government Offices functioning in Delhi has already been installed and the remaining offices have been asked to install the machine immediately. But, merely installing biometric punching machine and asking the employees to report duty in time will not solve the issue. A section of employees especially employees belong to lower income group working in Delhi offices are living outside Delhi. It has come to know that persons residing more than 150 Kms away from Delhi are attending duties in Delhi offices by travelling local trains & other conveyance. What prevent them to stay in Delhi? First reason is non allocation of Government quarters in the nearby places of their posting. Secondly, the living cost of Delhi is not bearable to a low class employee because the successive pay commissions and Governments neglected them. According to the 6th Pay Commission pay structure MTS, LDC or the posts with equivalent grade would not get net monthly salary more than Rs. 14000-16000. How they manage a family with this meager amount? So they used to live in the joint family in the home villages in the nearby areas of Delhi. Since being the value of humanity is above than everything, Government should study and solve the problems faced by this section also.

By concluding this, I would like to produce a comment written by an anonymous person on Ministry of Finance directive to keep economy in use of paper in Central Government Offices. “Finance Ministry, Dept of expenditure, DoPT is the major breeding grounds of unnecessary expenditures. They are the root cause of many court cases. They did not accept to implement the judgment to similarly placed employees, like the case of MACP in promotional hierarchy. This lead many cases filed in various courts all over India. This result into huge expenditure to govt. in respect of legal adviser fee, court fee etc. But they go on speaking about economy in use of paper. They never apply their mind to curtail court case expenditure”.

-TKR Pillai
General Secretary

Night Shift Allowance for Industrial Employees : Cat Judgement

Night Shift Allowance for Industrial Employees : Cat Judgement 

Railway Employees are getting the Night Duty Allowance as per 6th CPC and it is revised from time to time. But, the Ordnance Industrial Employees are getting the allowance as per the 5th pay commission pay scale…

OA No.2017/2014
ORIGINAL APPLICATION NO:- 2017/2014 DATED THIS Friday THE 17th DAY OF January, 2014.

All Employees of Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur 440 021
(1598 Applicants name list attached )
. … Applicants
(By Advocate Shri Shaikh Ayyub)

1.Union of India, Through the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, D(Fy.II), Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001.
2.The Secretary,
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi 110 001.
3.The D.G.O.F./Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board, 10-A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road, Kolkata 700 001.
4.The Sr. General Manager, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari Nagpur 440 021. …
(By Advocate Shri R. G. Agarwal)
OA No.2017/2014
Per: Smt. Chameli Majumdar, Member (J).

There are 1598 applicants in this O.A. who have joined this Original Application with a common grievance and praying for common relief. However, the title sheet of the O.A. indicates that there are 1603 applicants (Sl.Nos. 135, 845, 987, 1212 and 1322 being left out while numbering). M.A. No. 2009/2014 filed by the applicants for joint petition is allowed.

2. The Applicant No. 1 is the Union of the Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari, Nagpur. The grievance of the applicants is that although other employees of some Units of Defence establishment are being paid Night Duty Allowance as per Fifth and Sixth Central Pay Commission, the same is denied to the workmen of the factory of the Ordnance Factory Board at Ambhajari.

3. Heard Shri Shaikh Ayyub, Learned Counsel for the applicants and Shri R. G. Agarwal, Learned Counsel for the Respondents.

4. The Learned Counsel for the applicants has drawn my attention to the judgment passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, in O.A. No. 1391/2010 decided on 08.08.2012. In the said judgment, the Tribunal at Madras Bench relied on the judgment passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench. Relevant portion of the judgment is set out herein below :

“this is a fit case to direct the respondents to calculate and pay night duty allowance payable to industrial employees working in the 4th respondent factory on the basis of the revised basic pay and allowances drawn by them with effect from 01.01.1996 and 01.01.2006 as per the 5th and 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations respectively along with arrears with effect from 1.1.1996. The respondents are further directed to complete the entire exercise within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. In the result, the O.A. is allowed. No order as to costs.”

5. In view of the above, the competent authority is directed to consider the said representations of the applicants in the light of the judgment passed by Jodhpur as well as Madras Bench within 12 weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order and pass a reasoned and speaking order in accordance with law.
6. The O.A. stands disposed of in terms of above direction at the admission stage itself.

(Smt. Chameli Majumdar)
Member (J)
Source : Central Administrative Tribunal

Seventh Pay Commission for Karnataka State Employees

Seventh Pay Commission for Karnataka State Employees

Karnataka govt keen to constitute 7th pay commission for govt employees

Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that the state government is positively inclined to constitute seventh pay commission for state government employees in addition to providing various facilities to them on the lines of central government.

Addressing state level government employees conference here, he said the employees are demanding the government to constitute new pay commission, but you should know that state government has implemented the recommendations of the sixth pay commission in 2012 and there is time till 2017 for constitution of the new pay commission.

As there is pressure from the experts to prepare from now itself to constitute the new pay commission government is working in that direction, he said adding that soon the state government may come out with a decision on the constitution of new pay commission. “However we are determined to provide facilities to the state employees on the lines of central government,” he said.

Speaking for more than one hour at this state level conference being organized after a gap of six years, that too at CM’s homeground, he said government is timely releasing the allowances and salaries of the employees. Referring to the demands of the government employees, chief minister said at the same time the employees should learn to work sincerely with a service motto.

“Government employees should realize their responsibilities and duties” he said urging the workers to discharge their duties properly. “I am not here to give sermons to you, but if you want to command peoples respect you have to work seriously and sincerely,” he added.

Suggesting the employees to hold this conference once in every three years, Siddaramaiah said such conference will instill confidence you and make you to rededicate yourself for a public cause.
Releasing a souvenir on the occasion, housing minister Ambarish said the employees are the link between the government and people and is the responsibility of the workers to make the government programmes reach people. “This will happen only when employees realize that this itself is a great work and needs dedication,” he said.

Source : Times of India

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summary report of outcome of the preliminary meeting with 7th Pay Commission – IOFGOA

Ordnance Factory: Outcome of the preliminary meeting with 7th Pay Commission – IOFGOA
Brief on Preliminary meeting with 7th CPC held on 21st Aug-2014 in New Delhi .

The meeting was held in the office of 7th CPC in New Delhi at 12.25 to 13.25 Hrs. and it was chaired by chairman/7th CPC. Members of the commission and directors were also present. All office bearers of NE were invited for meeting of office bearers in New Delhi and to attend the meeting with CPC.

The following office bearers of IOFGOA could reach New Delhi and attended the meeting.

1. Shri B.K. Singh as President
2. Shri S.B. Chaubey as General Secretary
3. Shri N.K. Tripathi as Jt. General Secretary
4. Shri R.C. Pandey (Rep-West Zone)in place of Shri Philips Mathew V/President.
5. Shri Y.Raj Shekhar Reddy(Rep-South Zone)
6. Shri D.M. Lonare as rep. Central Zone
7. Shri KapilDev Sharma as Member Secretary to the Subcommittee made to draft proposal for 7th CPC.

Remaining office bearers either could not attend the meeting or they were not kept in delegation due to the restrictions in numbers. Shri B. Indra Reddy(BS-OF Medak ) was present in Delhi and he was allowed in meeting on request.

Importance of the Indian Ordnance Factories & its Group-B (G/NG) cadre , roles and responsibilities of the organisation as well as the cadre, need of corrective actions by 7th CPC, grievances of the cadre, expectations of the cadre from 7th CPC an the demands were very well explained before the commission by our delegation team. It’s a matter of satisfaction that our proposal was heard nicely followed by the required interaction by the members and chairman of the commission.

We also requested commission to have a visit to any of the Ordnance Factories like OFAJ, OFK OFBAD etc which are having simple, complex and unique- all type of functions to verify the statements of IOFGOA submitted to commission in the memorandum and explained in the meeting regarding the importance of the organisation and cadre as well as to have a true perception about the Indian Ordnance Factories its employees and products along with the hardship being faced during day to day work. The Chairman of the commission assured to visit any of the ordnance factories like OFBAD or OFAJ and to ask OFB also to submit their memorandum for all cadres to the commission.
    We observed that the commission was positive and serious towards the issues raised by us and considerate towards our grievances/demands. The commission also assured to grant an other meeting for presentation after having interaction with OFB and visit to a Ordnance Factory.
All of the points submitted through our memorandum to 7th CPC were discussed in brief in the meeting. Any one can see it on our website for details of the proposal . How ever the main focus points discussed in the meeting are appended below for instant information.

Focus point discussed in the preliminary meeting with 7th CPC
(details are available in our memorandum displayed
at website:

  • IOFGOA represents Group-B Gazetted Officers-Junior Work Managers (JWMs) , PS & Sr. PS Cadres and Promotee Group-A Officers-Assistant Works Managers of Indian Ordnance Factories under OFB.
  • Ordnance Factories are not profit making organization but the fourth arm of Indian defence. These are meant to serve Armed Forces & Paramilitary forces by providing broad ranging critical to simple defence products & services, which needs a highest level of dedication & integrity in its employees. It should not be treated as general industrial set-up.
  • JWM is the 1st managerial and administrative level (not supervisory cadre) in Indian Ordnance Factories. Sometimes it is mistaken by some authorities as supervisory cadre. 7th CPC may please treat JWMs as Managerial and administrative cadre. This cadre implements all the policies/directives of Govt/MOD/OFB at the ground of work i.e. shop Floor. This is the cadre which has maximum technical skill & experience in the organization which contributes in transformation of resources into output through Technocratic, Managerial & Administrative efficiency. It should be given due care by 7th CPC because it has been ignored by 5th & 6th CPC.
  • Minimum recruitment qualification of JWM/Tech is Degree in Engg./ PG in Engg./ M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry or relevant subject or equivalent and for JWM/Non-Tech is Graduate degree in engineering, technical, humanities, science, commerce & law.
  • The next Promotional Post for JWM is Asst Works Manager (AWM) IOFS Cadre.
  • Recruitment to the post of JWM is done through promotion from Chargeman, LDCE & DR through UPSC.
  • Minimum recruitment qualification of the feeder cadre Chargeman/Tech is three years Engg. Diploma/ B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. For Chargeman/Non-Tech it is degree from recognized University.
  • Sanctioned strength of AWM is 375 out of which only 188 is available for promotion from JWMs against sanction strength of JWM – 7694 & remaining 187 for DR. JWMs are stagnated after getting only one promotion from the post of Chargeman.
  • JWM cadre needs to be strengthened for “Indigenisation of Defence Procurement”.
  • Corrective actions & special care is required by 7th CPC against the anomalies created by 5th CPC & 6th CPC as stated in chapter (4.0). i.e. that is related to MACP, Annual Increment, Fitment Table, Fixation, Pension Commutation, Un-harmonic distribution of Pay Scales, Entry Pay for DR, Unequal Multiplication-Factor, Distortion in Parity in Pay Scales amongst equivalent Cadres, Distortion in Quarters entitlement Criteria etc.
  • There is a need for maintaining inter-departmental Horizontal & Vertical Harmony in Central Govt Posts, Pay Scales & Promotional prospect as available for Group-‘A’ Organized Services at present.
  • The number of total Pay Scales should be reduced from 19 to 15, as proposed in Chapter (6.15).
  • 6th CPC Grade Pay & Pay Band should not be taken as exclusive basis for new pay determination.
  • Grade Pay system should be abolished and open-ended pay scales should be evolved as per Chapter (6.14.1).
  • Recommendation of 7th CPC should be implemented from 01/01/2014, as DA was 100% on that day.   The feeder grade of JWM i.e. Chargeman (pre-revised Grade Pay Rs. 4200, PB-II) should be upgraded to pre revised Grade Pay 4800 PB-II, before deriving new Pay Scale.
  • JWM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 4600, PB-II) should be rationalized (from its pay scale in 4th CPC) & be upgraded to the pre revised Grade Pay 5400 (PB-III), before deriving new Pay Scale in 7th CPC.
  • The next higher post above JWM which is AWM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 5400 PB-III) should be upgraded & merged with the post of WM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 6600 PB-III), before deriving new Pay Scale.
  • PS & Sr. PS Cadre of Ordnance should be treated at par with counter parts in Ministries and OFB while deriving new pay scale.
  • Higher emoluments for Higher Posts including all allowances (Piece Work Profit & Overtime Allowance) should be provided to maintain the hierarchical status. JWM of Ordnance factories are getting letter emoluments as compare to Chargeman & Industrial Employees.
  • Principles of determination of Pay Structure as per chapter number (6.1).
  • The minimum pay scale should be 27,000 as on 01/01/2014 & maximum salary should be 284000 with ratio of (1) : (10.5) and the difference between minimum & maximum salary should be harmonically distributed amongst all the cadre falling in between , as proposed in chapter (6.17).
  • Annual increment should be 5% with provision of option i.e. 1st January & 1st July.
  • Minimum Promotional benefit should be 10% of Basic Pay.
  • Time Bound Promotion system should be introduced for all cadres. Each cadre should get at least Six Promotions failing which financial upgradation.
  • Proposal for either “Scraping-off” or “Desired Improvement” in new Pension Scheme as per Chapter (7.0).
  • Regarding retirement gratuity, the number of service years should be 42 in place of 33, month salary should be granted for each completed year & ceiling should be removed.
  • Parity in Pension/Family Pension between pre & post CPC retirees should be maintained.
  • Provision of Every year LTC & one international LTC to the countries wherever Air India Flights are operating Otherwise Foreign travel under LTC upto SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries, which includes India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • Provision of Bonus for all Central Govt employees.
  • Provision of Grievances Settlement Machinery for Gazetted Officer otherwise representation in JCM forum should be made.
  • Factory allowance for employees working in Govt Production units like Ordnance Factories where 6 days per week working exists, in place of 5 days working in a week for other Central Govt. Departments.
  • Allowance on acquiring Higher Qualification.
  • Risk allowance for JWM working in identified Hazardous Operations/Area, where industrial employees are getting Risk Allowances.
  • Special working allowance for working in factories located under Naxalite Area.
  • Hard Station working allowance for working in Remote Area.
  • Children Education Allowance upto PG level.
  • Remaining allowances are per chapter (6.32).
  • Other Miscellaneous Suggestions as per chapter (8.0). 
With Best Wishes,
(S. B. Chaubey)
General Secretary

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – regarding

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – Dopt Orders

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 25 , 2014

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Circular of even no. dated 23.07.2014 the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries! Departments to bring the provisions of the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, to the notice of all concerned for compliance. it is again requested that necessary directions may be issued in this regard urgently so that the declarations/information/returns from every public servant are received on or before the 15th day of September 2014 as stipulated in the said Rules. It is reiterated that the definition of public servant covers all Group A, B and C employees,

2. In this regard it is also clarified that the public servants who either failed or were not required to file the annual declarations as per the applicable rules [eg. Group C’ Government servants covered under CCS(Conduct) rules, 1964] are also required to file the stipulated declaration/ information/return within time,
3. Hindi version will follow. ,
(J. A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)
Source :

CGHS: Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

CGHS orders on issue of medicines, reimbursement of expenditure on investigations, treatment procedures, implants and other medical devices under CGHS

No. 2-2/2014/CGl-IS. HQ/PPT/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 25th August , 2014

Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry has examined the matter in detail and with a View to streamlines the procedures regarding issue of medicines, reimbursement of expenditure on investigations, treatment procedures, implants and medical devices and with a View to plug the loopholes in the system, it has now been decided that:

a) CGHS shall supply / indent only those medicines, which are included in the CGHS formulary, except for para (b) below. However, for medicines prescribed outside formulary, medicines with identical formulations and /or similar therapeutic effect may be supplied from CGHS formulary against such medicines. CGHS formulary containing 1447 generic and 622 branded medicines is available on CGHS Website at

b) Anti Cancer and other similar medicines are however supplied on a case to case basis. Only the medicines approved by DCGI for use in India shall be supplied. In case an Indian version is available, which is cheaper than the imported medicine, only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

c) Medicines shall be supplied for a maximum period of one month.

d)In case of CGHS beneficiaries going abroad, issue of medicines shall be restricted for a maximum period of three months.

e) CGHS shall hereinafter allow only the listed investigations / treatment procedures for which there are prescribed CGHS rates, to be under taken in CGHS empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals.

f) Similarly, only listed implants / medical devices with a CGHS prescribed ceiling rate shall be permitted for treatment / reimbursement under CGHS.

g) In those cases where any unlisted investigation / treatment procedure is undertaken the reimbursement shall be limited to the rate of nearest similar investigation / treatment procedure under CGHS. Addl. Director of the city /zone shall take a decision based on justification in such cases, in consultation with experts in the field, if necessary.

h) In those cases where any unlisted implant / device is installed reimbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rate of nearest similar implant / device. Addl. Director of the city / zone shall take a decision based on justification in such cases in consultation with experts in the field, if necessary.

i) Registration of Mobile number with CGHS has been made compulsory as a guard against misuse of CGHS Card.

j) In order to provide a mechanism to update the investigations / treatment procedures / implants , etc., as an ongoing process , a Technical Committee is being constituted to consider inclusion / exclusion of investigations /treatment procedures / implants , etc., under CGHS.
Under Secretary to Government of India
011-2306 1441

7th Pay Commission proposes to visit Leh / Srinagar between 15th to 18th September 2014

7th Pay Commission proposes to visit Leh / Srinagar between 15th to 18th September 2014

Visit of the 7th CPC to Leh/Srinagar
The Commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Leh/Srinagar between 15th September to 18th September, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 5th September, 2014 (1700 hours).

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Important points of 7CPC was held at Bangalore meeting on 24th August 2014

Important points of 7CPC was held at Bangalore meeting on 24th August 2014

Confederation of Central Government
Employees and Workers
Karnataka State

The meeting with CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS of 7th Central Pay Commission was held at Bangalore 0n 24th August 2014 for about 50 minutes. Overall the meeting was on positive note.
The following members of COC Karnataka participated in the meeting.
  • Com S. Radhakrishna President of COC Karnataka ( Representing department AG’s)
  • Com Juliana Vincent Vice President of COC Karnataka (Representing department Survey of India).
  • Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Central Ground Water Board.)
  • Com Vinod Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Income Tax office).
  • Com M,Ramakrishna Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department RMS).
  • Com Dominic Vijaya Anand Finance Secretary COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Accounts).
  • Com D.K.Bharathi Assistant Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Admin.)
  • Com Muthukumar Advisor of COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal.)
  • Com C.A.Kamesharwary Asst Finance Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department IMD.)
The President Com Radhakrishna welcomed the Chairman and Members of the 7th CPC for the meeting.
The General Secretary Com P.S.Prasad presented the power point presentation.

The interactions were held for about 50 minutes with the Pay Commission officials,Com Radhakrishna, Com P.S.Prasad, Com Muthukumar , Com Vinod, & Com Ramakrishna spoke effectively on various subjects.
The following items and points were presented:

Bangalore Prices:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that the cost of living is high in Bangalore compared to other metro cities in the country and the prices of all essential commodities are comparatively high in the State of Karnataka. House rent is in the range of Rs 7000/- per month to Rs 35,000/- per month. The private school fees is from Rs 25,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per year. Donation is also too high, the cost of local transportation is from Rs 2000/- to Rs 10,000/- per month.
(This was only informative portion on prices)

Minimum Wage:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that:
a) Since Government is a model employer, they should provide minimum wages as per the 15 ILO conference and other wages as per the educational qualification & skill requirement of the job
b) Higher skill requirement due to computer usage and modernisation of equipment’s. The skill requirement is higher compared to earlier days due to technology advancement.
c) The higher inflation which is existing from the last eight years which is effecting the Government Employees, the money value has gone down to a large extent & there is erosion in wages calculation, whereas in private sector allowances are not taxed
(The commission Agreed to consider this on the lines of JCM memorandum)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that to attract higher talent to Central Government higher pay scales should be given.

(The commission was of the view that people choose their career on various aspects including wages. Wages of Government employees cannot be compared with private sector. It was pointed out by us that though the wages cannot be compared with private sector there is a need to keep the wages in central government that people will continue in government after joining. Chairman assured to examine this aspect)


It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Increment rate of 5% and Promotion policy.
a) As the Government employee put more and more service, he will be more trained to perform his duties in a better befitting manner. Thus the Government is more beneficial as good quality of work can be expected from an experienced official.
b) His family responsibility will increase with age.
c) They has to educate the children in professional courses, marriage of his children has to be performed, his medical expenses will also increase.
d) There should be adequate financial protection for him, the better rate of increment should motivate him to work more.
e) The person joining a Central Government Service is not just for the employment is for a whole career.
f) On promotion one shall get two additional increments subject to an minimum salary increase of Rs 3000/- per month as he will perform higher duties and responsibility’s.
g) He shall get not less than five financial up gradations in promotional hierarchy during his service to motivate him to work more.
h) Similarly the scientist are provided to FCS and get promotions every 4 years.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance Formula.

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance Formula.
a) CPI as on 1/1/2006 was 115.76 points.
b) CPI as on 1/1/2014 was 237 points.
c) The CPI has increased by 121 points .
d) But the DA increased by just 100% as on 1/1/2014 from 1/1/2006.
e) The actual DA should have been 121 % not just 100% as on Jan 2014.
f) Actual increase in price rise is more than 200 % and DA should have been more than 200%.
g) 6 months average DA computation of Consumer Price Index should be provided to Central Government employees rather than 12 months average.
h) Rounding off DA be done whenever it crosses fraction more than 0.50
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)


It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Allowances
a) All allowances such as HRA, Tour DA, CEA (tuition fees) , Cashier Allowances, etc. should be increased by four times.
b) OTA & Night Duty to be paid on par with Railways .
c) When ever there is an increase in Dearness Allowance, the above allowances be also increase as in the case of Transport allowance.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Transport allowance:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Transport allowance
a) The field oriented organizations like CGWB, Survey Of India, GSI, IBM, IMD, etc. most of the categories remain in fields, even Postal Employees and AG’s Employees are effected.
b) Now the field going staff are deprived of earlier CCA and present Transport Allowance as they cannot fulfill the condition of at least one day stay in a month in head quarters.
c) This condition of being present at Hqrs. Office at least a day in a calendar month becoming eligible for transport Allowances should be removed.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)


It was brought to the notice of the commission that on taxes:
a) The Fifth Central Pay commission in its report vide para no105.12 has said that Dearness allowance be paid free of net taxes as the DA is paid for compensation against price rise. All other allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.
(The commission agreed to examine this suggestion.)

Health Care system:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Health Care system
a) More CGHS hospitals should be made available or alternatively the person should have the option to choose any of the hospitals of his choice and the bill to be passed with AIMS rates.
b) Existing CGHS system needs improvement.
c) Proper ward entitlement should be made as per grades.
d) Cash less facility for hospitalization.
e) Autonomous bodies shall also be included in CGHS
(The commission to examine this suggestion, but not satisfied with demand of Cash less facility for hospitalization.)

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on following issues.

Other points:

a) Central Government Strength.
b) Non-filling up of vacant posts has resulted in increased work load on the existing employees.
c) Lower Spending by Central Government on its Employees.
d) Leave / Holidays.
e) 12 days Casual Leave.
f) Restrictions EL of 300 days to be removed.
g) The PSU are providing reward medals after 15 years, 25 years and end of service, similarly such reward should be provided to Central Government Employees.
h) In case of death of Government Servant during while on duties, his family members should get compassionate appointment not considering restrictions of 5%.
i) Education Loan should be provided.
(The commission to examine this suggestion)

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