Thursday, March 27, 2014

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014 - Finance Ministry Orders Issued

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014 - Finance Ministry Orders Issued

No.1/1/2014-F-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 27th March. 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.I-8/2013-E-II (B) dated 25th September, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90% to 100% with effect from January, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-11(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not he made before the date of disbursement of salary of March. 2014.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will he issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(A.Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da01012014.pdf]

Finance Ministry’s Orders on 10% DA Expected Shortly!

 Finance Ministry’s Orders on 10% DA Expected Shortly!

At the Cabinet Committee meeting that was held on 28/02/2014, approval was given for a 10% hike in the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government employees and pensioners. Nearly a month has passed but the Finance Ministry has still not issued relevant orders to the departments concerned.

Despite the consent of the Cabinet Committee, the enhanced amount of DA will be given only after the Finance Minister issues the orders. The month of March ends on Monday and orders will have to be issued before then. Only then will the employees receive the DA amount for the month of March along with the month’s salary. Since all the banks will remain closed on the 2nd due to Annual closing of accounts, it will be available only on Tuesday, the 3rd.

Since all the DDOs under Central Government have been computerized and since DA calculation is a routine task, they would immediately take action as soon as they receive the fax. Moreover, in the press release announcing the Cabinet Committee’s approval, certain terms were clearly added that the “Cabinet approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2014, in cash, but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent”.

If the Finance Ministry fails to issue the orders before the end of this month, then 3 months’ arrears will be given in April.

Since “50% DA Merger” is not going to happen now, orders are expected regarding 25% increase in some specific allowances. One of these allowances is the “Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy”. Last time, when DA touched 50%, the subsidy was increased from 12,000 to 15,000. Similarly, this time, it is expected to rise by 25% from 15,000 to 18,750.

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2014/03/finance-ministrys-orders-on-10-da.html]

LDC-UDC Issue : Case Filed for Grade Pay 2400 to LDC

LDC-UDC Issue : Case Filed for Grade Pay 2400 to LDC

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NON GAZETTED) GENERAL SECRETARY TKR PILLAI PUBLISHED ON HIS OFFICIAL BLOG TODAY THAT A CASE HAS BEEN FILED FOR UPGRADATION OF THE GRADE PAY OF LDC TO Rs.2400 AND ALSO CONSIDERING TO FILE A SEPARATE CASE FOR GRANTING OF Rs.4200 GRADE PAY TO UDC...

CASE FILED

Dear friends,

A case for the upgradation of the grade pay of LDC to Rs. 2400 has been filed before the CAT Jabalpur by this Association. Since UDC is a promotion post of LDC, the grade pay of the UDC would automatically go up. However, this Association is thinking to file a separate case for granting of Rs. 4200/ Grade pay to UDCs. The case of Steno Grade III (Rs. 2400 GP) is similar to UDC and as such a mention of their name has also been made in the table submitted.

Copy of the case filed will be published in this web site in an appropriate time.

With warm greetings
TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Mob 9425372172
Source: www.aiamshq.blogspot.in
[http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2014/03/case-filed-dear-friends-case-for.html]

Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT

Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
CORPORATE ACCOUNTS SECTION,
1st Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
H C Mathur Lane, Janpath,
New Delhi — 110 001
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

No. 500-571135NLI2011.121CA IV/ Vol V-Part1
Date: 14.03.2014
ToThe CGMs,
All BSNL circles

Sub: - Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT-reg.

As per the FR no, 111, the borrowing organization is required to pay Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution to lending organization. This will be applicable to BSNL officials working in the units of DoT namely TERM cell, CCA & DoT itself.

Further as the pension paying authority for BSNI. officials is DoT & it is also the borrower, it has been decided by BSNL management that Pension Contribution for BSNL officials working in DoT units/DoT shall not be transferred to DoT.

However, a schedule showing the list of employees posted to DoT units/DoT with their total Pension Contribution which has been paid by BSNL for the period of their deputation shall be submitted to DoT unit/DoT to which Pension Contribution is to be paid under acknowledgement.  Requisite entry in the service book of the official may also be made to this effect.

Leave Salary Contribution shall also be claimed from the DoT/DoT units in respect of BSNL officials on deputation in DoT/DoT units from the date of their deputation. Henceforth monthly claim shall be made in this respect.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
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(Rajeev Singh)
GM (CA)
Source: http://www.bsnleuchq.com/pension%20contribution.pdf

Non-charging of annual increment in case of prolonged sickness followed by sad demise of the Railway employees - AIRF

Non-charging of annual increment in case of prolonged sickness followed by sad demise of the Railway employees - AIRF
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4,State Entry Road, New Delhi - 110055

No.AIRF/405(VI CPC)
Dated: March 15, 2014
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Non-charging of annual increment in case of prolonged sickness followed by sad demise of the Railway employees

 As per provision under para 606(ii)(a), Chapter VI of the IREM Vol. I, the annual increment of the Railway employee is charged from the due date, i.e. presently from 1st July, only, when the employee resumes duty in case he/she is on leave or on sick list prior to that day.

It has been brought to the notice of AIRF that there are certain cases wherein the employee, due to prolonged sickness, followed by sad demise, could not resume duty on or after 1st July, i.e. due date of increment, and subsequently expired. Non-resumption of duty in such cases was beyond his/her own control because of serious ailment for which he/she was unable to resume duty and subsequently expired. In compliance of the above provision of the IREM, no annual increment from 1st July, i.e. due date, is charged in such cases and there is substantial cumulative loss at the time of settlement of such deceased employees.
 It may be appreciated that non-resumption of duty on the date of annual increment or thereafter due to prolonged sickness and subsequent death of the employee, being a hard case, should not debar him/her from charging of annual increment from the due date, as a result of which, he/she sustains cumulative financial loss, which is highly unfair and unjustified as well.

It is, therefore, urged upon that necessary clarification in this regard may be issued to all the Railway administrations to permit charging of annual increment in cases when the employee is unable to resume duty on the date of annual increment, i.e. 1st July at present and subsequently expires on this account, in the interest of justice, so that no undue financial loss is sustained by the bereaved family of the deceased employee on this account.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

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