Monday, February 9, 2015

Encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC – Clarification issued by Dopt

Encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC – Clarification issued by Dopt

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.14028/2/2012-Estl(L), 9.2.2015

Subject: Encashment earned leave alongwith LTC- clarification.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A), dated 23s September, 2008 allowing encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC and to say that references have been received with regard to the number of times that a Government servant can avail of the encashment within
the same block.

It is clarified that the Government servants governed by the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and entitled to avail LTC may encash earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing both types of LTCs, i.e. `Hometown’ and ‘anywhere in India’. However, when the one and the same LTC is being availed of by the Government servant and his family members separately in a block year, encashment of leave would be restricted to one occasion only.


Zone of consideration for inclusion in Select List of Section Officer Grade of CSS for the year 2012 against Seniority Quota- regarding

Zone of consideration for inclusion in Select List of Section Officers’ Grade of CSS for the years 2012 against Seniority Quota – regarding
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003
Dated the 6th February, 2015

Subject: Zone of consideration for inclusion in Select List of Section Officers’ Grade of CSS for the years 2012 against Seniority Quota – regarding

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent authority for issue of zone of consideration for inclusion in Select List (Seniority Quota) of 2012 in the Section Officers’ Grade of CSS( as per the Annexure-I attached) which has since been drawn up on centralized basis. The zone has been prepared in terms of CSS Rules, 2009 read with CSS (preparation of Select Lists for the Section Officers’ and Assistants’ Grades) Regulations, 2013. The vacancies against which the officers have been included in the Select List relate to the period from 01 .07.2012 to 30.06.2013. The size of the Select List 2012 shall be as under:

2012 433 39 24 370

2. One of the conditions as per CSS Rules, 2009 and regulations issued thereunder for inclusion in the Select List for a particular year is that the officer should have undergone and successfully completed such mandatory training programmes as may be prescribed by the Government. However, as many Assistants/Section Officers (adhoc) have not undergone/nominated for the mandatory training programme I.e. Level B till date, approval of the competent authority has been obtained for relaxation of this condition for Assistants belonging to Select List up-to 2002. Out of the remaining Officers, the following two officers, have exhausted all the available three nominations and not eligible for further nomination. They have, therefore , been excluded from the zone of promotion:

S.No Name of the officer DOB CSL No in AG Cadre Unit
1 Subroto K Biswas 20-09-1959 2003/501 Cadre Avitation
2 Nirmal Ra·ora 30-03-1958 2003/633 HRD

3. Additional zone of consideration in respect of 60 officers for inclusion in the Select List 2012 has been prepared in lieu of those who are in the zone of consideration but retired on  Superannuation/expired/retired voluntarily and officers who were still on deputation within the same Select List Year 2012 etc. in terms of this Department’s a .M. No.22011/18/87-Estt(D) dated 09.04.1996 as per the details given below:

60 6 3 51

4. While every effort has been made to incorporate the correct details of the officials w.r.!. their date of birth, place of posting etc., in case any discrepancy is noted, the same may be intimated to this Department for rectification at the earliest, latest by 28-02-2015. If any of the official included in the zone has left the cadre unit prior to 01.07.2012 (Le. the crucial date for promotion) for the reasons other than as mentioned in the zone, the same may also be intimated.

5. The cadre unit authorities are requested to take immediate action for conducting DPC as per regulation 5 of CSS (preparation of Select Lists for the Section Officers’ and Assistants’ Grades) Regulations, 2013 in respect of

(i) all the officials included in the zone (including retired persons) (as per Annexure-I);
(ii) the officials covered in previous zones (upto Select List 2011) in whose cases ope recommendations have been kept in sealed cover on earlier occasions.

6. Ministries/Departments, where the officials approved for inclusion in the zone for SOSL-2012 and are currently posted as Section Officer on ad-hoc basis or as Assistant, are requested to notify the appointment of these officials as per Annexure-I to this a .M. to the grade of Section Officer on regular basis once they are found ‘FIT’ by the respective DPCs. In terms of Rule 2 (c) (iii) of CSS Rules, approved service in the grade of Section Officer will count from 1″ July 2012. However, in terms of DPC guidelines, promotions are effective from a prospective date and no notional fixation of pay from a date prior to the date of actual promotion will be allowed Notification for regular promotion should be issued subject to the following conditions:

(i) the official concerned is clear from vigilance angle in terms of this Department’s a.M. No .22034/4/2012-Estt.(D) dated 02.11 .2012 and other relevant instructions on the subject;

(ii) Successful completion of Level ‘S’ Training of the officer may again be got verified:

(iii) If an officer is undergoing penalty notification should not be issued for regular promotion and in such cases notification should be issued only after the currency of the penalty is over in terms of DoPT’s a .M. No.22034/5/2004-Estt.(D) dated 15.12.2004. Such cases should also be informed to this Department.

(iv) The officers, who were in service on crucial dates but had retired as AssistanUSection Officer (ad-hoc) subsequently on superannuation or otherwise, have also been considered for inclusion of their names in the aforesaid Select List of Section Officers in pursuance of this Department’s OM No. 22011/4/98-Estt. (D) dated 12.10.1998 to identify the correct zone of consideration for the relevant Select List. However, their appointment should not be notified as retired persons would not be available to for actual promotion from a prospective date.

7. Details of persons promoted and otherwise, may be intimated to this department in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-II) to enable further necessary action to issue Select List of Section Officers for the year 2012, latest by 28-02-2015 .

8. All those officials who are included in the Select List 2012 are retained in their respective cadres on their promotion within the sanctioned strength of the cadre in the SO’s grade except those who have been transferred under RTP. It is emphasized that in case of officers under transfer under RTP, the DPC shall be conducted by the Cadre Units they are transferred to. Such officers may be relieved immediately to join new cadre to avail benefits of regular promotion.

9. Some officers included in the zone of promotion for Select List of Section Officers’ Grade for the year/2012 (Seniority Quota) may be on deputation as on date. To avail the benefit of promotion, such officers have two options:

(i) They may repatriate to their parent cadre; or
(ii) They may avail proforma promotion from the date of promotion of their immediate junior.

All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to consider the requests for proforma promotion, if any, in terms of this Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt (Pay-II) dated 17th June, 2010 and issue necessary orders without referring the matter to this department.

10. Copy of notifications should invariably be endorsed to this Department for record.
(V. Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele : 24629412
Encl: As above
1. Cadre authorities of CSS(DS/Director(Admn.)
2. General Secretary, CSS Section Officers’ Association, Mezzanine Floor, Sanchar
Shavan, New Delhi.
3. Director (CS-II)/US (CS.I-A)

Source: Government Order

Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts in Non Statutory Departmental Canteen/ Tiffin Rooms Located in Central Government Offices

Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts in Non Statutory Departmental Canteen/ Tiffin Rooms Located in Central Government Offices

Look Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 09/2/2015

Subject : Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts in Non Statutory Departmental Canteen/ Tiffin Rooms Located in Central Government Offices.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M of even number dated 4/6/2014 and 22/5/2013 wherein Model Recruitment Rules (RRs) for various Group ‘B’ & Group ‘C’ posts in Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens/Tiffin Rooms located in Central Government Offices were circulated.

2. It has been decided to amend the Model RRs for Canteen employees. The matter regarding amendment to Model RRs for Canteen employees has been examined in consultation with Estt.(RR), DOPT and it has been decided to amend the provision of Model RR as under:

See this order: Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts in Non Statutory Departmental Canteen

Expected Pension / Family Pension Table in 7th Pay Commission

Expected Pension / Family Pension Table in 7th Pay Commission

Now, we have attempted to estimate 7th Pay Commission Pension for Central Government Pensioners and Railway Pensioners on the basis of 6th CPC Pension Fixation. Pensioners may please note that this is only an approximate estimation of pension based on the factors taken into account by Government while implementing 6th Pay Commission. So, if 7th Pay Commission adopts different set of principles for determining 7th Pay Commission pension then this estimation may not be correct. Also, due to non-availability of fitment table for 7th Pay Commission Pay revision as of now, 50% of minimum of 7th CPC pay band equivalent to pay scale in which pensioner retired which will be assured by every pay commission could not be calculated.

Government issued Office Memorandum F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.09.2008 (Click here to read this OM), for implementing 6th CPC recommendations on revised Pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners. As per this OM, revised pension / Family Pension with effect from 01.01.2006 is worked out by adding together:

1. Pension / Family Pension and Dearness Pension / Family Pension as on 31.12.2005
2. Dearness Relief of 24% applicable as on 31.12.2005
3. Fitment weigtage at the rate of 40% of Pension / Family Pension as on 31.12.2005.
In addition to the above pension fixation method, as per Para 2 and 3 of OM F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013, Pension has to be stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables given in OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August 2008 (Fitment Table applicable to Central Government Employees for 6CPC revision)
In these lines, we have attempted here to estimate 7th Pay Commission Pension as follows 
7th Pay Commission Pension / Family Pension will be the sum of following values.
1. Pension / Family pension as on 01.01.2016
2. Dearness Relief as on 01.01.2016 (Dearness Relief of 120% has been estimated as on 01.01.2016)
3. Fitment benefit of 40% on Pension / Family Pension as on 01.01.2016.
In respect of Pensioners who retire before 01.01.2016, 7CPC Pension has been calculated as maximum of A and B detailed below:
A. Pension received as on January 2015 is merged with 120% DA as on 01.01.2016 and added with 40% of basic pension as on 01.01.2016 as fitment benefit

B. Revised Pension ordered for Pre-2006 Pensioners as per Department of Pension F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 (Click here to download this OM)

Pay Scale / Pay band wise 7th Pay Commission Pension and Family Pension in respect of Pre-2006 Pensioners (whose pension as on January 2015 is less than the minimum pension stipulated in revised concordance table as per OM dated 28.01.2013

Pay scale w.e.f.1.1.1986 Post/ Grade and Pay scale w.e.f. 1.1.1996 Corresponding 6th CPC Pay Bands and Grade Pay Pension= 50% of Sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay/ minimum pay in the pay scale as per fitment table Family Pension = 30% of Sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay/ minimum pay in the pay scale as per fitment table 7th Pay CPC Pension (after merger of 120% Dearness Relief andaddition of 40% of pension as on 01.01.2016) 7th Pay CPC Family Pension
(after merger of 120% Dearness Relief and
addition of 40% of pension
as on 01.01.2016)
750-12-870-14-940 2550-55-2660-60-3200 4440-7440 GP -1300 3500 3500 9100 9100
775-12-871-12-1025 2610-60-3150-65-3540 4440-7440 GP 1400 3500 3500 9100 9100
775-12-871-14-955-15-1030-20-1150 2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000 4440-7440 GP 1600 3500 3500 9100 9100
800-15-1010-20-1150 2650-65-3300-70-4000 4440-7440 GP 1650 3500 3500 9100 9100
825-15-900-20-1200 2750-70-3800-75-4400 5200-20200 GP 1800 3665 3500 9529 9100
3050-75-3950-80-4590 5200-20200 GP 1900 3890 3500 10114 9100
3200-85-4900 5200-20200 GP 2000 4030 3500 10478 9100
4000-100-6000 5200-20200 GP 2400 4920 3500 12792 9100
4500-125-7000 5200-20200 GP 2800 5585 3500 14521 9100
5000-150-8000 9300-34800 GP 4200 6750 4050 17550 10530
1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000 9300-34800 GP 4200 7215 4329 18759 11255
2000-60-2120 6500-200-6900 9300-34800 GP 4200 8145 4887 21177 12706
6500-200-10500 9300-34800 GP 4200 8145 4887 21177 12706
7450-225-11500 9300-34800 GP 4600 9230 5538 23998 14399
2500-4000 7500-250-12000 9300-34800 GP 4800 9375 5625 24375 14625
8000-275-13500 9300-34800 GP 5400 10140 6084 26364 15818
2200-75-2800-100-4000 8000-275-13500 (Group A Entry) 15600-39100 GP 5400 10500 6300 27300 16380
2630/- FIXED 9000 15600-39100 GP 5400 11070 6642 28782 17269
2630-75-2780 9000-275-9550 15600-39100 GP 5400 11070 6642 28782 20132
3150-100-3350 10325-325-10975 15600-39100 GP 6600 12905 7743 33553 20132
10000-325-15200 15600-39100 GP 6600 12600 7560 32760 19656
3200-100-3700-125-4700 10650-325-15850 15600-39100 GP 6600 13205 7923 34333 20600
12000-375-16500 15600-39100 GP 7600 14960 8976 38896 23338
3950-125-4700-150-5000 12750-375-16500 15600-39100 GP 7600 15660 9396 40716 24430
3700-125-4950-150-5700 12000-375-18000 15600-39100 GP 7600 14960 8976 38896 23338
14300-400-18300 37400-67000 GP 8700 23050 13830 59930 35958
4800-150-5700 15100-400-18300 37400-67000 GP 8700 24195 14517 62907 37744
16400-450-20000 37400-67000  GP 8900 24295 14577 63167 37900
5100-150-6300-200-6700 16400-450-20900 37400-67000  GP 8900 24295 14577 63167 37900
4500-150-5700-200-7300 14300-450-22400 37400-67000 GP 10000 23700 14220 61620 36972
18400-500-22400 37400-67000 GP 10000 27350 16410 71110 42666
7300-100-7600 22400-525-24500 67000-79000NIL 33500 20100 87100 52260
7300-200-7500-250-8000 22400-600-26000 75500–80000 GP NIL 37750 22650 98150 58890
7600/- FIXED 7600-100-8000 24050-650-26000 75500–80000 GP NIL 38883 23330 101096 60658
8000/- FIXED 26000(FIXED) 80000(FIXED) GP NIL 40000 24000 104000 62400
9000/- FIXED 30000(FIXED) 90000(FIXED) GP NIL 45000 27000 117000 70200

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7th Central Pay Commission: The Services should ensure a better deal for the Short Service Commission Scheme

The 7th Central Pay Commission: The Services should ensure a better deal for the Short Service Commission Scheme - Article by Maj Navdeep Singh on

Now that the issues tagged with the 7th Central Pay Commission are gaining momentum, it is very important to again bring to light the matters related to the scheme of Short Service Commission, which arguably is being thought of as the backbone of the officer cadre of the defence services for the future.
A few years ago, the Short Service Commission Scheme of the Army was regressively tweaked from the earlier 5+5+4 system to the 10+4 system making service of 10 years compulsory in the Army for such officers. This was ostensibly done to make the scheme more ‘attractive’, but ironically, this is the greatest disservice that could ever be rendered and has had just the opposite effect. The reasons why I say so can be fathomed from this old post of mine:

A. There is no seniority protection in the civil services for former SS officers anymore, which means that an ex-SSCO starts his/her civil career alongwith civil direct recruits 10 years younger to him/her and atleast two ranks junior to his/her former status in the Army.
B. If joining the corporate world, the ex-SS officer again starts at a point of the ladder where he/she competes with youngsters who already have had a head-start which the former SS officer missed out due to his/her joining the Army.
C. Ex-Servicemen benefits are entitled only on completion of terms of engagement which means that the said benefits which were earlier available after 5 years, are now available after serving for 10.
D. 10% of appointments at Assistant Commandant (Lieutenant equivalent) level in the CAPFs are reserved for SSCOs. There is no protection of seniority. Hence, ex-SSCOs of Major and Lt Col level are expected to join at Lieut level (GP 5400) in the CAPFs which makes the entire reservation redundant.
E. After completing 10 years of service, an SSCO is in his/her 30s and to expect him/her to then look around for a fruitful career, in my opinion, is otiose.
It may be important to point out that in the civil services, in accordance with Rule 49 (2) (b) of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, civil employees become eligible for pension after serving the govt for 10 years, whereas our SSCOs are released without a pension and are only granted a gratuity even after serving 14 years. After the 6th CPC, civil employees are now entitled to full pension after serving 10 years under the ibid rule (it was 33 years for full pension prior to 6th CPC). Of course the 10 year rule on the civil side only applies to those who are released or retired after completing 10 years and not to voluntary retirees.
On learning that the defence services had made no recommendation of a proper pension scheme for SSCOs to the 7th CPC, I had duly pointed out its very pertinent requirement if we were to ensure retention of talent in this very important cadre of the defence services.
In short, the top brass of the Ministry of Defence and also the defence services, without being unduly guided by personal opinions of their staff, must take a holistic view and address the following issues to retain talent in the Short Service Commission and to maintain the izzat and sheen of the military rank in the civil society in general:
(1) Reverting back to the system of 5+5+4 years terms of engagement rather than the 10+4 years which leaves our officers neither here nor there.
(2) Introduction of pension after 10 years for those who opt to continue beyond 5 years on the lines of Rule 49 (2)(b) on the civil side, or a suitable contributory pension scheme.
(3) Ensuring retention and protection of seniority and status in the civil services for SSCOs.
(4) Restoration of outpatient medical facilities to released SSCOs and ECOs whichwere illegally withdrawn by the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services.
Though the above steps are not exhaustive, it is only now that putting our brains together could make any positive dent, otherwise, the matter would further be postponed for another 10 years to the next pay commission. The Services HQ should stand up and take a call!

7CPC: MHA for pay on par with Army for paramilitary forces in 7th CPC

7CPC: MHA for pay on par with Army for paramilitary forces

 In a move that will benefit over nine lakh paramilitary personnel, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed to the Seventh Pay Commission a “special pay” on par with the Army and has also batted for a better leave structure for the personnel who are deployed for counter-insurgency operations across the country. If MHA’s proposal to give extra allowance to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel is accepted, a constable will be richer by at least Rs 48,000 per annum.
The Seventh pay Commission was constituted by the UPA government in February 2014, just before they went out of power. The MHA has also proposed creation of the post of a “head constable” in every section (roughly comprising 11 personnel) for better promotion opportunity.

“A standard company of any paramilitary generally consists of 100 personnel, which has nine sections. Presently there are only two head constables (HC) per section and if the MHA’s proposal is accepted, one more post of HC will be added,” said a senior official.
The Seventh Pay Commission will revise the salaries of over 50 lakh central government employees and remuneration of 30 lakh pensioners. The Sixth Pay Commission that was set up in 2006 cost the exchequer an additional Rs 26,035 crore.
A large number of paramilitary forces officers have quit in the last five years due to stagnation and tough working conditions. Around 9,000 personnel quit BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB due to unfavourable working conditions.
“While in the Army an officer is entitled to 20 casual leaves and jawans are entitled for 30 casual leaves, in the CAPF all the personnel are entitled to 15 days casual leave. The MHA has proposed to increase this too,” the official said.

“It has been a longstanding demand of CAPF to provide them parity with the Army as the nature of their duties have changed over the years. They are deployed in areas affected by Maoists, which have tough living conditions and are also prone to high risk,” the official said.

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