Monday, November 10, 2014

"Jeevan Pramaan" – an "Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate" for pensioners

"Jeevan Pramaan" – an "Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate" for pensioners

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched "Jeevan Pramaan" – an "Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate" for pensioners, in a move that could eventually benefit over a crore pensioners.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Prime Minister's Office
10-November-2014 17:37 IST

PM launches Jeevan Pramaan – Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners

    Huge relief for senior citizens who have to produce Life Certificates each year to continue receiving pension

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched "Jeevan Pramaan" – an "Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate" for pensioners, in a move that could eventually benefit over a crore pensioners. The Prime Minister said that after the push towards self-certification, this digital life certificate was another enabling mechanism which would benefit the common man.

The proposed digital certification will do away with the requirement of a pensioner having to submit a physical Life Certificate in November each year, in order to ensure continuity of pension being credited into his account. The Department of Electronics and IT has developed a software application which will enable the recording of the pensioner's Aadhar number and biometric details from his mobile device or computer, by plugging in a biometric reading device. Key details of the pensioner, including date, time, and biometric information will be uploaded to a central database on real-time basis, ultimately enabling the Pension Disbursing Agency to access a Digital Life Certificate. This will conclusively establish that the pensioner was alive at the time of authentication.

The earlier requirement entailed that a pensioner either personally presents himself before the Pension Disbursing Agency, or submits a Life Certificate issued by authorities specified by the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO).

At present, 50 lakh individuals draw pension from the Central Government alone. A similar number draw pension from State and Union Territory Governments. Several PSUs also provide pension benefits. Over 25 lakh retired personnel draw pension from the Armed Forces. The Aadhar-Based Digital Life Certificate will go a long way in reducing hardship which so many senior citizens have to go through to produce a Life Certificate every year.

The software application system will be made available to pensioners and other stakeholders on a large scale at no extra cost. It can be operated on a personal computer or a smartphone, along with an inexpensive biometric reading device. This facility will also be made available at Common Service Centres being operated under the National e-Governance Plan, for the benefit of pensioners residing in remote and inaccessible areas.

All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association meeting with 7th CPC and presentation i.r.o. technical Supervisory Cadre

All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association meeting with 7th CPC and presentation i.r.o. technical Supervisory Cadre

 The All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association had an interaction with the complete team of 7th Central Pay Commission under Chairmanship of Justice Shri. Ashok Kumar Mathur at Naval Dockyard Mumbai on 08th Nov 2014. They handed over a memorandum to the 7th CPC and a presentation (scroll below) was organized in respect of the technical supervisory cadre.

Following office bearers were present during the detail interaction:

1. Shri. BB Mohanty   - President
2. Shri. AL Mhatre    - General Secretary
3. Shri. KM Nair      - Vice President
4. Shri. AS Raza      - Secretary
5. Shri. RK Pandey    - Treasurer
6. Shri. Navin Kumar  - Org. Secretary
7. Shri. T  Vargese   - Jt. Secretary
8. Shri. RG Pandey    - Jt. Secretary
9. Shri. Tarun Sarkar - Jt. Secretary
10.Shri. T Singh      - Jt. Secretary
11.Shri. JR Johnson   - Jt. Secretary

Avinash Mhatre,
General Secretary
Presentation to Seventh Central Pay Commission
All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association

  • Reasonable ratio between maximum and minimum salary shall be 8: 1.
  • Proposed common and uniform multiple factor for revision of pay in respect of existing pay is 3.96 (as per % rise of NNP on constant prices).
  • Determination of minimum salary based on inflation (50% DA shall be treated as DP).
  • Rate of increment in each grade may please be granted @ 5% per annum.
  • Reduction of nos. of grade pays of Rs. 4800 & Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 need to merged and upgraded to GP Rs. 5400/- in PB-3 as doctrine of equal pay for equal work.

Pay CommissionPay ScalesBrief on improvements given in violation of vertical relativity & Pay Commission recommendations
Fourth CPCSr. Chargeman Rs.1400-2300
Master Craftsman, Rs. 1400-2300
HSK-I, Rs. 1320-1560
Identical Pay scales of Sr. Chargeman, and MCM resulted in hierarchal confusion and attracted many court cases.
Fifth CPCChargeman-II Rs. 5000-8000
Only three grades
Master Craftsman, Rs.4500-7000
HSK Rs. Rs.4000-6000
Skilled , Rs.3050-4590
Concept of four grades (Skilled, HSK Gr-II, HSK Gr-I and MCM) restored with MCM placed in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 equal to the Chargeman-II who supervises MCM.
2005The post of MCM has been made as regular by Govt. Of India and accordingly benefit of pay fixation has been permitted, and stated that the work of Master Craftsman in grade Rs.5000-8000 will be supervised by Chargeman-II scale Rs.5000-8000.
Sixth CPCChargeman Grade Pay Rs.4200, PB-2, Only three grades Skilled (GP Rs.1900), Highly Skilled (GP Rs.2400) and MCM (GP Rs.2800) were recommended in PB-1, maintaining the hierarchal order and the principle of higher post given the higher Grade Pay Para 3.8.27 of SCPC report.Concept of four grades (Skilled , HSK Gr-II, HSK Gr-I and MCM) restored with Sr. Technician placed in the GP of Rs.4200.
 Sixth Pay Commission recommendation vide para 2.2.11 “Grade pay being progressively higher for successive higher posts, the employees on promotion will get monetary benefit on promotion in the form of the increased grade pay apart from the benefit of one additional increment” got violated.

MACP  Scheme
  • The scheme shall be unique effect between Defence service and civilian personnel, since there was a disparity earlier, service personnel are getting MACP scheme after 8, 16, 24 years whereas civilian are  getting  after  10, 20 & 30 years.
  • Proposed for five MACPs (after 6, 12, 18, 24 & 30 years).
  • Grant of MACP scheme on Promotional hierarchy.
  • Shift-over from one pay band (PB-2 to PB-3) to the next one on effect of MACPs.
  • Uniform MACP scheme for all central government departments including defence services.

Existing hierarchy of postsExisting Grade PayProposed hierarchy of posts after proposed cadre restructuringProposed revised Grade Pay after proposed cadre restructuringProvision of time bound promotion instead of MACPS which shall compensate the losses due to MACPS
ChargemanRs.4200 (PB-2)Junior Engineer4800, PB-2Entry grade For entry level post of JE (GP-4600)
ForemanRs.4600 (PB-2)Assistant Engineer5400, PB-31st Functional / non functional promotion to GP-5400 (PB-3) after completion of 6 years in GP-4800
Proposed Merger of
Technical Assistant and
Junior Technical Officer
Rs.4800 (PB-2)
Rs.5400 (PB-3)
Executive Engineer6600, PB-32nd Functional / non functional promotion to GP-6600 (PB-3) after completion of 4 years in GP-5400
Technical OfficerRs. 6600 (PB-3)Superintendent Engineer7600, PB-33rd Functional / non functional promotion to GP-7600 (PB-3) after completion of 4 years in GP-6600
Senior Technical OfficerRs. 7600 (PB-3)Chief Engineer8700, PB-44th Functional / non functional promotion to GP-8700 (PB-4) after completion of 4 years in GP-7600, PB-3
Chief Technical OfficerRs. 8700 (PB-3)Principal Engineer8900, PB-45th Functional / non functional promotion to GP-8900 (PB-4) after completion of 4 years in GP-8700 (PB-4) 

  • Hours  of  work  for  Non-Industrial Cadre = 40 hours.
  • Grant of Restricted Holidays to Technical Supervisors of Indian Navy.
  • Five days week for industrial establishments of Navy.
  • Leave facilities – Maximum accumulation of leaves.
  • Medical Facilities – Introduction of Assured healthcare  services to the technical supervisors working in Naval Units at remote and underdeveloped areas like Karwar, Azhimala etc.
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All India CGHS Employees Association had a meeting with the 7th Pay Commission on 8th November 2014. During this meeting the delegation led by Shri Francis Ellis Secretary General raised the common issues of Administrative Staff viz. Upgradation of Grade pay of LDC to Rs 2800, Granting of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy etc.

All other Associations, inviting to meet the 7th Pay Commission are requested to please bring the Grade Pay issue of LDC/UDC and MACP issue before the Pay Commission in its own importance.

The photo of CGHS delegation with Pay Commission is placed below:


Allocation of Portfolios amongst the members of the Council of Ministers

Updated: Allocation of Portfolios amongst the members of the Council of Ministers

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Government of India
President's Secretariat
09-November-2014 23:37 IST

    Allocation of Portfolios amongst the members of the Council of Ministers

The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that the allocation of portfolios amongst the members of the Council of Ministers shall be as below:-

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi: Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space; All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister


1. Shri Rajnath Singh: Home Affairs

2. Smt. Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs

3. Shri Arun Jaitley: Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broadcasting

4. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs

5. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways, Shipping

6. Shri Manohar Parrikar: Defence

7. Shri Suresh Prabhu: Railways

8. Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Law & Justice

9. Sushri Uma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

10. Dr. Najma A. Heptulla: Minority Affairs

11. Shri Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

12. Shri Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

13. Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi: Women and Child Development

14. Shri Ananthkumar: Chemicals and Fertilizers

15. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology

16. Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda: Health & Family Welfare

17. Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati: Civil Aviation

18. Shri Anant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

19. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries

20. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar: Mines, Steel

21. Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

22. Shri Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs

23. Shri Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture

24. Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment

25. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani: Human Resource Development

26. Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Science and Technology, Earth Sciences


27. General V.K. Singh: Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs

28. Shri Inderjit Singh Rao: Planning (Independent Charge), Defence

29. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Textiles (Independent Charge)

30. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya: Labour and Employment (Independent Charge)

31. Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy: Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs

32. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik: AAYUSH (Independent Charge), Health & Family Welfare

33. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)

34. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal: Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)

35. Shri Prakash Javadekar: Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)

36. Shri Piyush Goyal: Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)

37. Dr. Jitendra Singh: Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space

38. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)

39. Dr. Mahesh Sharma: Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), Civil Aviation

40. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minority Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs

41. Shri Ram Kripal Yadav: Drinking Water & Sanitation

42. Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary: Home Affairs

43. Shri Sanwar Lal Jat: Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

44. Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya: Agriculture

45. Shri Giriraj Singh: Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

46. Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir: Chemicals & Fertilizers

47. Shri G.M. Siddeshwara: Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises

48. Shri Manoj Sinha: Railways

49. Shri Nihalchand: Panchayati Raj

50. Shri Upendra Kushwaha: Human Resource Development

51. Shri Radhakrishnan P.: Road Transport & Highways, Shipping

52. Shri Kiren Rijiju: Home Affairs

53. Shri Krishan Pal: Social Justice & Empowerment

54. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Agriculture

55. Shri Manuskhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava: Tribal Affairs

56. Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Danve: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

57. Shri Vishnu Deo Sai: Mines, Steel

58. Shri Sudarshan Bhagat: Rural Development

59. Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria: Human Resource Development

60. Shri Y.S. Chowdary: Science and Technology, Earth Science

61. Shri Jayant Sinha: Finance

62. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: Information & Broadcasting

63. Shri Babul Supria (Babul Supriyo) Baral: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

64. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Food Processing Industries

65. Shri Vijay Sampla: Social Justice & Empowerment



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