Sunday, January 15, 2017

7th Pay Commission Pay Revision for Autonomous bodies - Finmin Orders

7th Pay Commission Pay Revision for Autonomous bodies - Finmin Orders

AUTONOMOUS BODY'S PAY REVISION ORDERS ISSUED

Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government - Guidelines

F.No.1/1/2016-E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 13th January, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government - Guidelines
The employees working in the Quasi-government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, are not Central Government employees and, therefore, the benefits implemented by Central Government in respect of Central Government employees as part of their service conditions, are not directly applicable to the employees working in such autonomous organizations. The application of such benefits as given to Central Government employees in respect of employees of such autonomous organizations as well as the manner and conditions governing such application, including sharing of the additional financial implications arising thereon, requires specific approval of the Central Government. The autonomous organizations are expected to manage their affairs in such a fashion that their dependence on Central Government for financial support to meet the extra financial implications is minimal, as such autonomous organizations are expected to be financially Self-sufficient So as not to cause any extra burden on the Central Exchequer.

2. In the above background, the question of extension of the revised pay scales in terms of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 as notified on 25.7.2016 in respect of Central Government employees based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, to the employees of the Quasi-government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies, etc., Set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, where pattern of emolument structure, i.e. pay scales and allowances, in particular Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance, are identical to those in case of the Central Government employees, has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that the revised pay scales as per the Pay Matrix, as contained in Part-A of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as well as the principle of pay fixation as contained in the said rules, may be extended to the employees of such organizations, subject to the following stipulations:-
(i) The conditions of service of employees of these organizations, especially those relating to hours of work, payment of OTA etc. are exactly Similar to those in Case of the Central Government employees.

(ii) The revised pay structure shall be admissible to those employees who opt for the same in accordance with the extant Rules.

(iii) Deductions on account of Provident Fund, Contributory Provident Fund or National Pension System, as may be applicable, will have to be made on the basis of the revised pay w.e.f. the date an employee opts to elect the revised pay structure.

3. The revised pay scales contained in Parts B & part C of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, shall not be automatically applicable to the employees Of Autonomous Organizations. The concerned Administrative Ministry shall consider such cases keeping in view whether these pay scales are justified for the category of staff of Autonomous Organizations based on functional considerations, recruitment qualifications, as well as the applicable pre-revised pay scales. Based on such an examination by the concerned Administrative Ministry, appropriate proposals, if justified, would be submitted to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, through their Integrated Finance.

4. In case of those categories of employees whose pattern of emoluments structure, i.e., pay scales and allowances and conditions of service are not similar to those of the Central Government employees, a separate ‘Group of Officers’ in respect of each of the Autonomous Bodies may be constituted in the respective Ministry/Department. The Financial Adviser of the respective Ministry/Department will represent the Ministry of Finance on this Group. The Group would examine the proposals for revision of pay scales etc. taking into account the views, if any, expressed by the Staff representatives of the concerned organizations. It would be necessary to ensure that the final package of benefits proposed to be extended to the employees of these Autonomous Organizations etc. is not more beneficial than that admissible to the corresponding categories of the Central Government employees. The final package recommended by the ‘Group of Officers’ will require the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance.

5. In regard to the additional financial impact arising out of the implementation of the revised pay Scales, as provided above, the following parameters shall be kept in view:-
(i) In respect of those Autonomous Organizations, which have not been depending upon the Government Grants for their operations or for meeting the cost of salary, including those autonomous organisations which are in a position to meet the additional financial impact from their Own internal resources, the additional financial impact shall be met by the concerned autonomous organizations without any financial support whatsoever from the Government, No financial Support shall be given by the Central Government in Such cases.

(ii) In respect of the other Autonomous Organizations. which are not in a position to meet the additional financial impact, either fully or partly, on account Of the implementation of the revised pay scales, the concerned autonomous organization will take up the proposals with the Advisers of the respective Administrative Financial Ministry/Department, bringing out the extent to which the additional cost could be met internally, the shortfall to be made up and the reasons for the shortfall. While giving concurrence to the implementation of the revised pay scales, the Financial Advisers shall ensure that the extent of Government support is kept at the minimum, and in no case the Government support shall be more than 70% (seventy percent) of the additional financial impact.

(iii) In respect of Autonomous organisations set up under a specific Act of Parliament, not generating adequate internal resources to meet the additional financial impact, the extent of Government support may be more than 70% of the additional impact, provided in the opinion of the concerned Financial Adviser the nature of functions and the fund position of the organisations so warrant.

(iv) The mode of payment of arrears, as laid down in Rule 14 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be followed, subject to the overall financial impact and the capacity of the concerned autonomous organization to absorb the cost without putting any avoidable burden on the Governments finances, provided the conditions mentioned above are met.


6. The Central Government has not taken any decision so far in regard to various allowances based on the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay Scales having been adopted.
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(Amar Shth Singh)
Director
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Re-use of Disposable items is not permitted in Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS

Re-use of Disposable items is not permitted in Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS

Z.15025/217/DIR/CGHS/LS/LEGISLATION/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 21st December, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Re-use of Disposable items is not permitted in Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS
With reference to the above mentioned subject, it has come to the notice that some of the private hospitals are re-using various disposable surgical items particularly in Cardiology though they are meant for single use. The items after one procedure are sterilized and being re-used and are charged full amount of these items. The matter has been viewed by this Ministry seriously and it has been decided to issue this Office Memorandum to clarify that re-use of disposable items particularly in cardiology and other specialties, is not permitted in Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS and in case of any complaint in this regard suitable action including withdrawal of CGHS empanelment shall be initiated against defaulters.
(Dr. D.C.Joshi)
Director, CGHS
Source: CGHS.GOV.IN

Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)

Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan)
Controlier General of Defence Accounts, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. - 10
No.13012(4)/79-AN-XIV/BCA-III
Date: 05-01-2017
All PCDA/CDA/PCA (Fys)
(Through CGDA Web Site)
Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in Project Dantak (Bhutan).

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Defence (Finance), New Delhi letter No.11(2)/C/2000(2324) dated 21.12.2016 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please. The revised rates of BCA are admissible specific to the DAD officers/officials drawing Grade Pay mentioned for different categories, as stated in the ibid Ministry letter.
No.11(2)/C/2000 (2324)
Ministry Of Defence (Finance)
DAD (Coord), Room No.24-A, South Block
New Delhi, 21st December,2016
To
The controller General Of Defence Accounts
Delhi Cantt. 110 010.

Sub: Grant of revised rates of Bhutan compensatory Allowance (BCA) in respect of DAD personnel posted in project Dantak (Bhutan)

Sir,
I am directed to refer to CGDA's Office UO No.13012($)/79/AN-XIV/BCA-III dated 19.09.2016 and this Ministry's letter NO.11(2)/C/2000(1183) dt.27.5.2015, on the above mentioned subject and to convey the sanction of the President of India to the revised rates w.e.f 01.04.2014 and 01.04.2015 of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA) to the employees of the Defence Accounts Department Serving with Project Dantak in Bhutan at par with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) employees serving under project Dantak in Bhutan in terms of letter of Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, BRDB, New Delhi bearing No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dt. 01.08.2016. The revised rate of BCA after adhoc increase with effect from 01.04.2014 and 0104.2015 for different categories are given as under:

 Sl.No DAD Officers/Officials(Amt. in Rs.)BCA rate per month with effect from
01.04.201401.04.2015
1Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- p.m. and aboveRs.1,17,964/-Rs.1,25,697/-
2Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.8700/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.10000/- p.mRs.1,12,865/-Rs.1,20.292/-
3Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.6600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.8700/- p.mRs.1,07,344/-Rs.1,14,439/-
4Other Group 'A' Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.mRs.99,180/-Rs.1,05,540/-
5Group 'B' Gazetted Officers drawing Grade pay of Rs.4600/- p.m. and above but less than Rs.6600/- p.mRs.69,089/-Rs.73,234/-
6Non Gazetted Staff drawing Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- p.m. and above but less than 4800/- p.mRs.59,233/-Rs.62,787/-
7Staff drawing Grade Pay less than Rs.1900/- p.mRs.31,303/-Rs.33,181/-

2. The slab deduction prescribed in BRDB letter NO.BRDB/03/71/92/GE-I dt.01.12.1999 has been removed from Bhutan Compensatory allowance (BCA) vide MEA order No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 14.7.2014, Corrigendum No.E.IV/235/3/2010 dated 21.7.2014 as conveyed vide BRBD letter No.BRDB/03/71/2010/GE-I dated 2.3.2015

3. All other terms and conditions for drawal of Bhutan Compensatory Allowance including depression of 6% for Officers and 4% for personnel Below Officer Ranks as stipulated in BRDB's letter No.BRDB/03/71/91/GE-1 dated 22nd September 2006 shall remain unchanged

4. This issues with the concurrence of Addl FA(AK) & JS as IFA(DAD), vide Dy.No.3024/Addl FA(AK)&JS dated 15.12.2016.
Yours faithfully,
(Rita Dogra)
Director (DAD-Coord)

Child care leave to be applied for in advance: High Court

Child care leave to be applied for in advance: High Court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that child care leave has to be applied for in advance by a woman employee working with the Haryana Government.

Justice Rajiv Narain Raina of the High Court has also made it clear that it can be availed after the go-ahead by the authorities concerned. The permission for child care leave cannot be granted ex post facto (with retrospective force).

The development is significant as Haryana Government rules make it clear that child care leave is admissible to a woman government employee for a maximum period of two years or 730 days during her entire service for taking care of her surviving children.

It is permissible only for the first two children of the government employee. Their age has to be below 18 years for the mother to avail the leave.

The ruling by Justice Raina came on a petition by Shashi Bala against the state and other respondents. A government employee, she moved the High Court after the department concerned refused to grant ex post facto permission for child care leave.

Taking up her petition, Justice Raina asserted that by the very nature of things, child care leave has to be applied for in advance and due permission needs to be accorded. The right was valuable, because a woman employee would get full salary for the period of child care leave.

"It cannot be applied for to act retrospectively and therefore, there is nothing wrong in the department holding that ex post facto permission cannot be granted," Justice Raina asserted.

Before parting with the order, Justice Raina observed that the first request in the case in hand was made on April 6, 2011, for granting backdated child care leave with effect from November 30, 2010, to March 30, 2011. Dismissing the plea, Justice Raina added that there was no merit therein.

Haryana Government rules suggest that child care leave cannot be demanded as a matter of right and no one can, under any circumstances, proceed on child care leave without prior proper sanction by the competent authority.

Child care leave is also admissible during the probation period, provided the probation period is extended by the period of child care leave availed. Besides this, the leave may not be availed for a period of less than 30 days.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
CWP No.26951 of 2016
Date of decision:22.12.2016
Shashi Bala
… Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana and others
..Respondents.

CORAM:- HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV NARAIN RAINA
Present: Mr.Ravinder Malik (Ravi), Advocate for the petitioner.
RAJIV NARAIN RAINA, J.(Oral)

By the very nature of things, Child Care Leave has to be applied for in advance and due permission accorded. The right is valuable because female employee gets full salary for the period of Child Care Leave. Child Care Leave cannot be applied for to act retrospectively and therefore, there is nothing wrong in the Department holding that ex post facto permission cannot be granted. In this case first request was made on 6.4.2011 for granting backdated Child Care Leave w.e.f 30.11.2010 to 30.3.2011.
No merit.
Dismissed.
(RAJIV NARAIN RAINA)
JUDGE
22.12.2016
Meenu

Grant of financial up gradation under MACP Scheme to Accounts Stock Verifies

Grant of financial up gradation under MACP Scheme to Accounts Stock Verifies

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S. No. PC-V1/373
No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2
RBE No.156./2016
No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2
New Delhi, dated 19.12.2016
The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of financial up gradation under MACP Scheme to Accounts Stock Verifies- reg.

The issue regarding grant of MACPS benefit to Accounts Stock Verifiers (ASVs) by not reckoning their appointment from Accounts Assistant to Account Stock Verifier’s post has been raised in PNM forum by NFIR as item No.16/2013. This also has also been raised by AIRF in PNM forum as item No.32/2016. The matter has been examined in consultation with Estt. and Finance Dte. of Railway Board and it has been observed that the situation involved in the case appointment from one cadre to another cadre in a post carrying same Grade Pay without benefit of pay fixation. In view of this, it has been decided that while regulating MACPS benefits to such staff the appointment from Accounts Assistant to Accounts Stock Verifier should not construed as promotion and, therefore, may not be reckoned for the purpose of MACPS benefit.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

3. Hindi version is enclosed.
(N. Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
Signed Copy

Central government employees to get Rs 9000 minimum pension: Jitendra Singh

Central government employees to get Rs 9000 minimum pension: Jitendra Singh
Minimum pension for centgral government employees has been increased to Rs9,000 per person besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount

The minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount for central government employees, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
Addressing the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (Scova) in the city, he said almost 88% of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. There are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country, said Singh, minister of state in Prime Minister’s office.

He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs10-15 lakh to Rs25-35 lakh, as per a release issued by personnel ministry.
The Scova meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW). Singh said there is a need to put in place an institutionalised mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario.

He said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelise their energies in a productive direction. "We should learn from the pensioners’ experience," said Singh. The minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.

Many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of Pension Payment Orders of Pre-2006 pensioners, health insurance scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-Central Government Health Service (CGHS) area and special higher family pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, etc. The meeting was attended by the member of pensioners associations and senior officers of the important departments of the central government.

PTI

Pensioners Option - 1 Mercilessly Rejected - Confederation

MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL
PENSIONER'S OPTION - 1 MERCILESSLY REJECTED

It is learnt that the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pension) has NOT recommended the Option Number - 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for fixation of pension of pre -2016 Pensioners. Instead it has recommended extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by 5th CPC ie ; arriving at notional pay in 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission revision and consequent pension fixation. Now the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC is studying the recommendations of Pension Committee for processing for submission for approval of Cabinet. Thus , the one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; the real parity in Pension which is also approved by Cabinet with a rider “subject to feasibility” is going to be mercilessly rejected by Government , inspite of repeated requests and demands from NJCA, Confederation and Pensioners Associations .
M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
Source: Confederation

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