Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2015 for Railway Industrial Employees and Staff

Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2015 for Railway Industrial Employees and Staff

G.I., Min. of Railways, Railway Board Orders RBE No.58/2015, E(P&A)II-2015/HW-1, dated 8.6.2015

Subject: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2015.

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/211 dated 13.04.2015, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2014/HW-1 dated 02.12.2014 stand revised with effect from 01.01.2015 as indicated at Annexure ‘A’ in respect of ‘Continuous’, ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’ categories and workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure ‘B’ in respect of ‘Essentially Intermittent’ categories.

Night Duty Allowance for IEs

Source: AIRF

Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in calculation of additional Pension for Railway Pensioners

Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in calculation of additional Pension for Railway Pensioners

Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional Pension

G.I., Min. of Railways, Railway Board Orders RBE No.55/2015, F(E) III/2008/PN1/12, dated 2.6.2015

Subject: Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional Pension.

A copy of Department of pension & pensioners welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No.38/8/15-P&PW(A) dated 16.04.2015 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis on the Railways also’ DoP&PW’s O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 02.09.2008 mentioned in the O.M. has been adopted on Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/13 dated 15.09.2008.


Pensioners Portal Orders on rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension

G.I., Dept. of Pensions Pensioners Welfare, O.M. No.38/8/15- P&PW(A), dated 16.04.2015

Subject: Rounding off of a fraction of a rupee in regulation of additional pension

The undersigned is directed to say that vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08 -P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 and ON No.38/37/08-PPW(A) dated 2.9.2008. Instructions were issued for grant of additional pension/family pension @ 20% to 100% to old pensioners/family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above.

2. A question has been raised as to how the amount of additional pension is to be regulated in case the additional pension results in fraction of a rupee. The matter has been examined in consultation with ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) and it has been decided that the amount of additional pension as finally calculated may be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In cases where the pension/Family pension of old pensioners has been fixed.revised without rounding off the additional pension, in those cases also, the additional pension may be rounded off to the next higher rupee hereinafter. However, no arrears for the period from 1.1.2006 on account of such rounding off would be paid in those cases.

3. This issues with the approval of Ministry Of Finance (Department of Expenditure)ID No.157/EV/2015 dated 30.3.2015.

Authority: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Final Meeting between NC JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission – AIRF Report

Final Meeting between NC JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission – AIRF Report

Meeting between NC JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission

Today NCJCM Staff Side under the leadership of Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/Secy Staff Side NC JCM met with 7th Pay Commission to discuss issues pertaining to pay scales of Central Government Employees and Pensioners. Pictures of the meeting is being released underneath. Details of the deliberations held during meeting are being reproduced herein.

NC JCM Staff Side Members with 7th CPC

N F I R
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NF IR/7th CPC/CORRES/Part. V
Dated: 09/06/2015
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Brother,
Sub: Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission — June 9. 2015-reg.
Responding to the invitation received from the VII th CPC, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation met the Pay Commission this day 09th June 2015 and deliberated again in detail on the following issues:-
(a) Minimum wage — (15th ILC norms/Dr. Achroyed Formula for determining minimum wage as proposed in the JCM Staff Side Memorandum),
(b) Rate of increment.
(c) Fitment Formula,
(d) Qualification related Pay Scales,
(e) Pay parity for common categories.
(f) Date of effect of revised Pay Structure and allowances etc.,
(g) Upward revision of Ex-gratia to the families of employees killed in the course of performing duties,
(h) Parity in pension for eliminating the discrimination,
(i) Rectification of MACPS aberrations,
(j) Grant of increment to those retiring on 30th June and 31st December of the year.
Various other issues were also discussed with the VII CPC today. While the response of the Pay Commission by and large has been satisfactory on many points mentioned above, the revised pay structure/allowances is likely to be recommended to be given effect from January 1st, 2016. With today’s discussions in the final meeting with VII CPC, the deliberations by the JCM Staff Side got concluded.
It is expected that the VII th CPC would submit its report to the Government by the end of August 2015. Prominent leaders among those participated in the deliberations are Dr. M. Raghavaiah Leader (JCM) Staff Side, NFIR’ s President Guman Singh. Working President R.P.Bhatnagar and Joint General Secretary B.C. Sharma.
Yours fraternally,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
NFIR letter can be accessed through this link
Source: AIRF

7CPC: Outcome of Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission held on 9.6.2015— NFIR

7CPC: Outcome of Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission held on 9.6.2015— NFIR
Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission — June 9. 2015-reg.

N F I R
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NF IR/7th CPC/CORRES/Part. V
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Dated: 09/06/20 15
Brother,
Sub: Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission — June 9. 2015-reg.

Responding to the invitation received from the Vllth CPC, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation met the Pay Commission this day 09th June 2015 and deliberated again in detail on the following issues:-

(a) Minimum wage — (15th ILC norms/Dr. Achroyed Formula for determining minimum wage as proposed in the JCM Staff Side Memorandum),
(b) Rate of increment.
(c) Fitmen Formula,
(d) Qualification related Pay Scales,
(e) Pay parity for common categories.
(I) Date of effect of revised Pay Structure and allowances etc.,
(g) Upward revision of Ex-gratia to the families of employees killed in the course of performing duties,
(h) Parity in pension for eliminating the discrimination,
(i) Rectification of MACPS aberrations,
(j) Grant of increment to those retiring on 30th June and 31st December of the year.

Various other issues were also discussed with the VII CPC today. While the response of the Pay Commission by and large has been satisfactory on many points mentioned above, the revised pay structure/allowances is likely to be recommended to be given effect from January 1st, 2016. With today’s discussions in the final meeting with VII CPC, the deliberations by the JCM Staff Side got concluded.

It is expected that the VII th CPC would submit its report to the Government by the end of August 2015.
Prominent leaders among those participated in the deliberations are Dr. M. Raghavaiah Leader (JCM) Staff Side, NFIR’ s President Guman Singh. Working President R.P.Bhatnagar and Joint General Secretary B.C. Sharma.
Yours fraternally,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR letter

Promotion of Under Secretaries of CSS to DS Grade on ad-hoc basis

Promotion of Under Secretaries of CSS to DS Grade on ad-hoc basis

No.4/2/2015-CS-I (D)
Government of India
Ministryof Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Lok Nayak Bhavan,New Delhi
the 08th June,2015
ORDER

The President hereby appoints the officers of Grade-I (Under Secretary) of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), whose names appear in para 2 below,to the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) in PB-3 (Rs.15600 – 39100) with a grade pay of Rs.7600/-by promotion on ad-hoc basis with immediate effect,initially for a period upto 30.06.2015 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

2. On promotion on ad-hoc basis,the officers are allocated to the Ministries/Departments as shown against their names:

promotion_ad-hoc




3. The aforesaid ad-hoc promotion of the officers is Subject to the following conditions:-
(i) The ad-hoc promotion is subject to the final outcome of the pending Writ Petition No. 4097/2011 (Arun Gaur Vs Garima Singh & Ors), W.P. No.4616/2011  (V.S.Pandey & OrsVs. Garima Singh & Ors), W.P. No. 7619/2011 ( UPSC Vs Garima Singh & Ors), W.P.No.2176/2012 (Union of India Vs. Garima Singh & Ors) and other connected Writ Petitions Nos.W.P.(C) 2523/2012 (Union of India Vs. Anant Kishore Saran), W.P.(C) 2524/2012 (Union of India Vs. Shersha and Anr), W.P.(C) 2525/2012 (Union of  India Vs. Syed Eram Rizvi and Anr), W.P.(C) 2526/2012 (Union of India Vs. Sandeep Kumar Gupta), and W.P.(C) 2527/2012 (Union of India Vs. Soumya Chattopadhyay and Anr) in the High Court of Delhi and also any other order by any competent court in any of the connected matters, apart from the above.

(ii) The ad-hoc promotion is further subject to vigilance clearance in terms of this Department’s O.M. No.22011/4/91-Estt.(A) dated 14.9.92,  O.M.No. 22012/1/99- Estt.(D) dated 25.10.2004 and O.M.No. 22034/4/2012-Estt(D) dated 2.11.2012, The Ministry/Department where the officer is working should relieve the officer only after verifying that no disciplinary proceedings are pending or contemplated against the officer. In case of pendency of such proceedings, the matter may be reported to this Department immediately.

(iii) The promotion on ad-hoc basis is effective from the date of assumption of charge by the officer of the post of Deputy Secretary in the Ministry/Department to which he/she has been posted.

(iv) The ad-hoc  promotion to the Selection grade (Deputy Secretary) of CSS shall not bestow on the incumbents any claim for regular promotion to the grade.

(v) The service rendered on ad-hoc basis in the grade would not count for the purpose of seniority in that grade or for promotion to the next higher grade.

(vi) The adhoc promotion shall not confer any right on the incumbents to continue in the grade indefinitely and may be terminated at any point of time without giving any reasons thereof.
4. No request for retention shall be entertained.  Ministry/Department concerned should relieve the officers to enable them to join the allocated Ministries/Departments immediately, latest by 10.06.2015.

5. If any officer declines ad-hoc promotion, he/she would not be considered for ad-hoc promotion for one year from the date of refusal.

6. A copy of the notification implementing the order should be endorsed to this Department.

(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele fax: 24629413
To
1 Officers concerned
2. The Joint Secretary(Admn/Estt) of theMinistries/Departments concerned
3. US(U)/ US (APAR)
4. Hindi Section, DOP&TforHindi version
5. OrderFolder

SOURCE: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/junromo.pdf

Level ‘D’ Training Programme for Section Officers in the zone of promotion for Grade I(US) of the CSS at the ISTM (06/07/2015 to 28/08/2015)

No.8/1/2015-CS-I (Trg.)
Government of India
inistry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhava~ New Delhi
Dated, the 8th June, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Level ‘D’ Training Programme for Section Officers in the zone of promotion for Grade I(US) of the CSS at the ISTM (06/07/2015 to 28/08/2015).

The undersigned is directed to inform that officers whose names are given in Annexur – I have been nominated as enjoined in Cadre Training Plan for the CSS officer to partiCipate in the Level ‘D’ Training Programme being conducted by ISTM w.e.f. 06/07/2015 to 28/08/2015. Officers mentioned in Annexure-I may be relieved f their duties and advised to report to Shri Manish Kumar Jha, Joint Director (Course Director), ISTM, Administrative Block, JNU Campus (Old), New Delhi-11006 at 9.00 A.M. on 6th July, 2015 without fail.

2. The training of the officers and its successful completion is mandatory as per DOP&T Noification G.S.R.197(E) dated 19th March 2010 and as vigilance clearance s not re uired for mandatory training programmes, the Cadre Authorities re requested to ensure that the officers re-nominated are relieved in time. The erformance of the officers in the training will be evaluated and the reports be added in their APARs while conSidering their promotion. No request for withdrawal/exemption either from the Ministry/Department or the officer concerned hall be entertained except on the grounds indicated in DOP&T OM No.1/1/2009 CSI(Trg.) dated 24th February, 2010 as this would adversely affect the promotion of the officers. The officers who do not attend or successfully complete the Level ‘D’ training programme will be liable to debarment and denial of promotion as envisaged in DOP&T OM No.1/1/2009-CS.I(Trg) dated 24.02.2010 and OM No.8/11/2010-CSI(Trg) dated 05.04.2010.

3. The aforesaid training includes study tour as well as field visit outside Delhi. Officers nominated in Annexure I may be advised to draw necessary TA/DA advance of Rs. 70,000/- from their respective Ministry/Department. This amount may be sanctioned in the name of nominated officers and the same will be collected by ISTM from the partiCipating officers.

4. Confirmation with regard to the participation of the officers (after updating officers’ pa iculars online on CMS) may please be sent to Shri Manish Kumar Jha, Joint Director (Course Director) ISTM, New Delhi (Telephone No. 26180589 (O)).
To
(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tele. : 24629412
Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/08jun2015.pdf

Self Certification by the Family Pensioner Itself: Amendment to the Scheme for payment of pensions by auuthorized bank

Self Certification by the Family Pensioner Itself: Amendment to the Scheme for payment of pensions by auuthorized bank

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
New DELHI-110066
 
CPAO/Tech/Amdt.-Sch. Book/2015-16/308
dated: 04.06.2015
 
Amendment to the Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks (Fourth Edition, 3rd December, 2004)

Correction Slip-23

Annexure-XXVI (See Para 25.1 & 25.2 of Page-22) gets replaced /substituted as under:-
SELF-CERTIFICATION BY THE FAMILY PENSIONER ITSELF
 
I hereby declare that I have not got re-married and l undertake to report such any event promptly to the Pension Disbursing Authority / Bank.
(Applicable only for widow recipient of family pension and to be furnished only once)
Or
I hereby declare that I am not married/ 1 have not got married during the last six months.
(To be submitted by widowers every six months in May and November)
Or
I hereby declare that i am not married/ I have not got married during last one year.
(To be submitted by unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter once in a year in November)
 
Signature __________
Name of the pensioner ________
P.P.O. No.__________
Place:
Date:
sd/-
(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Office (Tech)

Authority:- Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM No.1/33/2012-P&PW (E) dated 16.01.2013 read with letter No. CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2014-15/303 dated-29.05.2015

Source: http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/cpao_tech_amdt_sch_book_2015-16-308.pdf

Clarification Issued in the Matter of Service Tax

Clarification Issued in the Matter of Service Tax; Only Air-Conditioned or Air-Heated Restaurants to Pay Service Tax; Restaurants, Eating-Joints or Messes Which Do Not Have the Facility of Air-Conditioning Or Central Air-Heating in Any Part of the Establishment are Exempt from Service Tax.

At present, Service Tax is chargeable on services provided by restaurants, eating-joints or messes which have the facility of air-conditioning or central air-heating in any part of the establishment at any time during the year in relation to serving of food or beverages. Restaurants, eating-joints or messes which do not have the facility of air-conditioning or central air-heating in any part of the establishment are exempt from service tax. In other words, only air-conditioned or air-heated restaurants are required to pay Service Tax.

In respect of such air-conditioned or air-heated restaurants which are required to pay Service Tax, 60% of the value is to be deducted from the total amount charged while applying the rate of Service Tax and tax is to be calculated on the balance 40%. With the increase in the rate of Service Tax to 14% (subsuming the Education Cesses) with effect from 1.6.2015, the effective rate of tax will be 5.6% of the total amount charged. Prior to 1.6.2015, when the rate of Service Tax was 12.36% (including Education Cesses), the effective rate was 4.94%.

PIB

Upgradation of Pay Band and Grade Pay of LDC and UDC will be discussed in NAC Meeting

Upgradation of Pay Band and Grade Pay of LDC and UDC will be discussed in National Anomaly Committee Meeting.

NAC Meeting today : Upgradation of Pay for LDC and UDC will be discussed

The Secretary, NCJCM Staff Side has already informed that a meeting NAC will be held after the final Meeting of NCJCM with 7th Pay Commission. Accordingly the DOPT is holding the National Anomaly Committee Meeting today at 3.00 PM at New Delhi. The office Memorandum issued to all Staff Side Members 0f The National Anomaly Committee stated that..
“In continuation of meeting held on 29/5/2015 the next meeting of the National Anomaly Committee is scheduled to be held under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (Establishment) on 9th June, 2015 at 3.00 P.M. in the Conference Hall (Room No. 190) North Block, New Delhi. Agenda Notes for the meeting as suggested by the Staff Side are enclosed.
All the concerned are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.”
The agenda points finalized for discussion in the NAC meeting
There are 12 Items listed in the Agenda Notes for Discussion ,

At Item Number 4 the issue of Upgradation of Pay Band and Grade Pay of LDC, UDCs and stenographers Gr.III In Subordinate offices is included for discussion. it is established in the point that LDCs may be placed in PB-i with Grade Pay of Rs.2800 and UDCs may be placed in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.4200

ITEM No.4 : Upgradation of Pay Band and Grade Pay of LDC, UDCs and stenographers Gr.III In Subordinate offices.

Group ‘D’ employees have been placed in PB-I with Grade Pay Rs. 1800 and entry qualification now prescribed in Matriculation.

LDC/UDCB have been assigned the same PB-I with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900 and Rs. 2400.

Assistants and Stenographers of Central Secretariat who were in the pre revised pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 has been granted upgraded pay scale in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.4600 with retrospective effect from 1.1.2006. (0M dated 17.11.2009).

The result is that vertical relativity between Group ‘D’ and LDCs has been drastically reduced on the one hand and on the other vertical relativity between UDC sand Stenographer Gr.III of subordinate offices vis a vis the Assistants and Stenographers of Central Sectt. has been widened. In both way the relativities vis-à-vis Group D’ and LDCs and vis-à-vis UDCs/Stenographer III and Assistants have been disturbed without assigning any reasons therefore.

With a view to maintain the well established relativities it is proposed that LDCs may be placed in PB-i with Grade Pay of Rs.2800 and UDCs may be placed in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.4200.

All other Agenda points of NAC Meeting

Item No. I : Anomaly In the Pay Band I Grade Pay of Gazetted Officer in prerevised Pay scale of Rs.6500-10500

Item No.2 : Anomaly in the Pay Scale of Data Proccssing Assistants Grade A

ITEM No.3 :PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.4200 for Lab Technicians

ITEM No.4:Upgradation of Pay Band and Grade Pay of LDC, UDCs and stenographers Gr.III in Subordinate offices.

ItemNo. 5: Grant of PB-2 Grade Pay Rs.4200 to Senior Clerks of Delhi Milk Scheme ,

Item No.6 :Removal of anomaly in the case of Artisan staff of different departments.

Item No.7 :Sub: Maintaining the horizontal parity as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission.

Item No. 8 :Maintaining horizontal relativity between the Section Officers of Central Sectt. And the Income
tax Officers, Superintendents of Post Officers, Superintendents of Central Excise and Customs Departments.

Item No. 9 :Pay Band and Grade Pay for Medical Assistant of Ordnance factories.

Item No. 10 :Issues of Store keeping Staff

Item No.11 : Children Education Allowance – Denial thereof

Item No.12 : NOTE ON MASTER CRAFTSMAN IN MMS UNDER DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
FOR DISCUSSION IN THE FAST TRACK COMMITTEE

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Source: www.gservants.com

Premature Provident Fund withdrawal – Income tax will be imposed

Premature Provident Fund withdrawal – Income tax will be imposed

Income Tax for Premature Provident Fund withdrawal of more than Rs.30,000

The Government has announced that income tax will be imposed if, at the time of premature withdrawal, the Provident Fund amount is in excess of Rs.30,000.

Finance Minister brought a new provision in his budget that allows for TDS on Provident Fund withdrawal before five years of continuous service. When calculating the period of continuous service of five years, the previous employment can also be included. The intention of this at promoting long-term savings. The amendment will come into force from June 2015.

“Taxes will be imposed if, at the time of closing or transferring the PF account, the amount is in excess of Rs.30,000, and, if the employee has been employed in the current job for less than five years. Tax rebates are applicable. In order to claim tax exemption, the person has to submit a copy of his/her PAN card and Forms 15G and 15H, accompanied by a signed and filled up Form 19.

“Failing to do so will attract maximum taxes of up to 34.61%. If the forms are submitted, only 10% taxes will be deducted. Taxes will not be imposed if an old PF account is being converted to a new PF account. If the employee has served for more than five years, then, at the time of closing his account, no taxes will be imposed.

“The PF amount will also not be taxed if the employee is unwell, if the company has closed down, if the employment contract comes to an end, or if the employee loses employment for reasons that cannot be attributed to him/her.”

Source: CGEN.in

Clarification on Children Education Allowance as FAQ issued by Railway Board on 1.6.2015

Clarification on Children Education Allowance as FAQ issued by Railway Board on 1.6.2015

A table of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ issued by Railway Board about Children Education Allowance. The order repeatedly indicates the same line of sentence for the question of ‘Third Child’ as ‘Reimbursement is permissible only the two eldest surviving children..’

And also clarified for the questions of Number of Note books and Recognition of Educational Institution in form of FAQ. Reproudction of the order and given below for your ready reference…
G.I., Min. of Railways, Railway Board O.M.No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4, dated 1.6.2015
Sub: Children Education Allowance – Frequently asked questions.
Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
2. Now, DOP&T has inter-alia issued clarification on reimbursement of Children Education Allowance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in terms of their Office Memorandum No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt.(AL). The text of OM is tabulated below for guidance of all concerned.

Clarification on Children Education Allowance

Source: NFIR

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