Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

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Posted On: 29 AUG 2018 1:05PM by PIB Delhi
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Deamess Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
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Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for setting up of India Post Payments Bank

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Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for setting up of India Post Payments Bank
Boost to Banking Services at Post Offices across the country
29 AUG 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of the project outlay for setting up of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) from Rs. 800 crore to Rs. 1,435 crore. The additional sum of Rs. 635 crore in the revised cost estimates is on account of Rs 400 crore for Technology Costs and Rs 235 crore for Human Resource Costs.

Details:
  • IPPB services shall be available at 650 IPPB branches and 3250 Access Points from 1st September 2018 and in all 1.55 lakh post offices (Access Points) by December 2018.
  • The project will generate new employment opportunity for about 3500 skilled banking professionals and other entities engaged in propagating financial literacy across the country.
  • The objective of the project is to build the most accessible, affordable and trusted bank for the common man; spearhead the financial inclusion agenda by removing the barriers for the unbanked and reduce the opportunity cost for the under banked populace through assisted doorstep banking.
  • The project will supplement Government's vision of "less cash" economy and at the same time promote both economic growth and financial inclusion.
  • The robust IT architecture of IPPB has been built taking into consideration bank grade performance, fraud and risk mitigation standards and in line with the best practices from payments & banking domain
IPPB services:
The IPPB will provide bouquet of payments/financial services through its technology enabled solutions which will be distributed by the Department of Posts (DoP) employees/last mile agents transforming them from mail deliverer to harbinger of financial services.
The IPPB shall pay incentive/commission to the last mile agents ( Postal Staff and Gramin Dak Sewaks) directly in their accounts for providing IPPB services so as to motivate them to promote IPP8 digital services to the customers.

A part of commission to be paid by IPPB to Department of Posts will be used for increasing the wherewithal of Post office.

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DoPT: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016- clarification

7th CPC CCS (RP) Rules - Promotion between 01.01.2016 to 27.07.2017: Chance to re-exercise/revise option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1)

DoPT Order


 No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 28th August , 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016- clarification-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 27.07.2017, on the subject cited above. Following the issuance of the OM ibid, this Department has received a number of references seeking clarification on various aspects of the OM ibid. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with D/o Expenditure and the points of doubt are clarified as under:

Sl. No.Point of DoubtClarification
1.The date of applicability of the OM ibidSince the OM ibid is in the context of 7th CPC scenario, it is applicable from 01.01.2016
2.Whether the employees who have been granted the pay fixation benefit on account of promotion between 01.01.2016 and the date of issuance of the OM ibid i.e. 27.07.2017, would be allowed to re-exercise/revise their option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1)Under the changes circumstances, after the issuance of this Department's OM ibid, the employees shall be allowed to re-exercise/revise their option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1), within one month from the date of issuance of this OM. Further, the option so revised, shall be final.

2. In so far as their application to the employees belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

3. Hindi Version will follow.
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

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