Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Grant of Dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018

Grant of Dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018

Dearness Relief

No. 42/06/2018-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated the 18th September 2018
Office Memorandum
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/06/2018- P&PW(G) dated 22.03.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% w.e.f 01.07.2018.

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D) Vo1.11 dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

6. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

7. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II134-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

8. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

9. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B) dated 07th Sept, 2018.
Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: pensionersportal.gov.in/

Dearness relief to Central Government pensioners

Dearness relief to Central Government family pensioners


DoPT: All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964

All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964

DoPT

MOST IMMEDIATE
OUT TODAY
No.45018/1/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 18th September, 2018
Subject: All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), New Delhi has decided to observe "All India Protest Day" on 19th September, 2018 in support of the following issues:
i. Upward Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula,
ii. Scrapping of the New Contributory Pension Scheme; and
iii. Allow Option No. 1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.
2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(I) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department’s O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008, on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure-A).

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed protest, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on protest, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of protest, i.e., 19.09.2018.
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Source: DoPT

Good news for NPS employees

NPS employees

Breaking News: Good news for NPS employees

  * Winning staff case in Supreme Court on old pension restoration *

In the case of old pension reinstatement, NPS employees today won a grand victory in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the employees' old pension scheme. In the favor of the old pension, in favor of the employees and the Indian government respectively, the Supreme Court concluded that the new pension scheme is not in the interest of the employees.The court ruled that, on the basis of the cancellation of the old pension from April 1, 2004, the government had enforced the NPS was wrong. Employees should be given all the benefits of old pension from the date of their appointment. The court rejected all the arguments in favor of the government's NPS and all the provisions of the financial system in implementing the old pension scheme of the government.

With this judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court, the country's pensioners have received gravitational force in their struggle and judicial lobbying.

Satyameva Jayate :

Dr. Vinod Tripathi, District Head Special B.T.C. Teacher Welfare Association, U.P.
District-pratapgarh

Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes - NFPE Circular

Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes - NFPE Circular

NFPE CIRCULAR
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9718686800/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No.PF-1(e) 2018
Date: 18th September 2018
CIRCULAR
To,
All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers.
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries

Sub: Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes

Comrades,
As you are aware that GDS Committee Report headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra was implemented by the Govt. of India w.e.f. 01.07.2018 after a long struggle of 16 days indefinite strike conducted by All GDS employees under leadership of AIPE Union GDS and other three unions NFPE had extended solidarity support by various ways of agitational programmes during the entire period of Strike.
In Some circles all NFPE members conducted strike from 4 days to 10 days. Kerala comrades conducted 10 days Strike in support of GDS Strike.

NFPE pays red salute to all GDS and regular employees who conducted strike and various agitational programmes which made the strike grand success and the Central Govt. was forced to implement GDS committee Report. The Govt of India has not implemented so many positive recommendations given by Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee. Only pay revision and very few other recommendations have been implemented.

The new pay scales which require to be implemented from 01-01-2016 have been given effect from 01.07.2018. From 01.01.2016 , only 2.57 factors has been given. The GDS employees are much more frustrated and agitated . AIPEU GDS and other two unions have held meeting and decided future course of action and charter of demands. Which is mentioned below.

We as NFPE endorse the agitational programmes and charter of demands of GDS Unions and appeal to entire rank and file to extend full solidarity support , help, co-operation and participation to make the agitational programmes successful.

Agitational Programmes
1. 25.-09-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast infront of Divisional Offices
2. 04-10-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast in front of Circle Offices.
3. 10-10-2018 : One day massive hunger fast in New Delhi.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. GDS committee report as a whole be implemented with effect from 01st of January 2016.

2. Change the formula already adopted for calculation of arrears.

3. Change of upper limit of gratuity from Rs 1,50,000/- to Rs 5,00,000/-
(a) GIS limit should be enhanced to Rs. 5,00,000 with the subscription of Rs. 500/-
4. 10% of the TRCA of the GDS should be recovered towards SDBS contribution and the Government to contribute equal share.
(a)And also EFP Scheme to be introduced to GDS as recommended by the GDS Committee. This was also recommended by the previous GDS Committees.
5. GDS should be granted 30 days paid leave in a year and the leave should be allowed to be carry forward subjected to the maximum of 180 days and provide encashment of the leave.

6 .Grant Children Education allowance Rs 6000/- per child per Annum.

7. Enhance composite allowance to the BPMs from Rs500/- to Rs 1600/- also grant composite allowance to ABPMs & GDS working in classified cities and the GDS working in Departmental Offices etc., wherever applicable.

8. GDS employees should be granted financial up gradation on completion of 12,24, and 36 years of service in the form of grant of additional increments.
(a) Point to point fixation to be ordered instead of bunching of TRCA scales.
9.. Limited transfer facility to GDS on request should be relaxed. There shall not be any drop in wage scale on account of a request transfer. The transfer of GDS will be approved by Divisional head if the transfer is within the Division, by regional PMG if it is within the region by HOC if the transfer is within the Circle.

10. Voluntary discharge schemes for the GDSs’ 3 types of voluntary discharge schemes as recommended by GDS committee for the GDSs’ who are willing to quit the post before the discharge at the age of 65 years should be implemented.

11. All discharge benefits (retirement benefits) should be implemented retrospectively, w.e.f 01 January 2016.

12. Put off duty may be averted by transferring the GDS to another place.

13. Incentive system should be abolished for India Post Payment bank (IPPB) work. Enhance the working hours of branch post office and GDS officials concerned after introducing the IPPB.

14. GDSs’ should be allowed to get discharge from the service on the last day of the month in which He/She attains the 65 years of the age.

15. All single handed branch post offices should be provided with one more hand to upgrade to double handed office.

16. ‘Employees’ state Insurance (ESI) facility to be extended to Grameen Dak Sevaks wherever E.S.I dispensaries and hospitals are available the country.
With revolutionary greetings.
Yours Comradely,
R.N Parashar
Secretary General
Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.com/

Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR)

Fixation of pay of an employee appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR) - J&K

GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/Jammu
O.M. No. A/35 (09)-560
Dated: 16 -08-2018

Subject:- Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR).

Doubts have been expressed by various quarters regarding fixation of pay of an employee appointed to the post carrying Grade Pay of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 in PB-3- 9300-34800 (PR), on or after 01.01.2006 in terms of SRO 266 of 2009 dated 31.08.2009 read with SRO 42 of 2011.

The issue has been examined in the Finance Department and it has been observed that consequent to notification of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 vide SRO 93 of 2009 dated 15.04.2009, the pre-revised pay scales of 5000-8000, 5150-8300, 5500­9000,5600-9100, 5700-10100 and 6500-10500 were clubbed into single PB-2 - 9300-34800 (PR) with common Grade Pay of 4200. This created practical impediments in making appointments to various posts under these pre-revised pay scales/ Grade Pays, particularly in making promotions both functional or in-situ from one Grade Pay to another within the scales so clubbed. The promotion within these scales would mean nothing except change of designation.

In order to overcome the bottlenecks coming in the way of making appointments or promotions in these pre-revised scales, Grade Pays of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 were introduced to pave way for promotion from one post to another scale.

Accordingly, it is clarified that the newly incorporated Grade Pays viz 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 under SRO 42 of 2011 are applicable to all employees in the revised pay structure, but as far as the applicability of ready reckoner attached to said SRO is concerned, same is relevant for pay revision of employees who have been appointed before 01.01.2006, and were holding these posts on 01.01.2006 to arrive at their revised pay on 01.01.2006 in the revised pay structure in accordance with Rule 7 of J&K Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009.

It is also clarified that SRO 42 of 2011 is not an amendment to Rule (8) of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009, prescribing fixation of pay of direct entrants to Government service on or after 01.01.2006, but is an insertion/ substitution of new Grade Pays in Section-I of first schedule attached to Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 against S.Nos 11 to 16 of Pay Band-2.
Sd/-
(M. R. Andrabi)
Director General (Codes),
Finance Department.

KVS: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala- Donation of One day’s salary

KVS: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala- Donation of One day's salary

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN(HQ)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
NEW DELHI - 110016.

F No. 110239/51/2017/Budget/KVS(HQ)
Date: 14.9.2018
The Deputy Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices/ZIETs

Sub: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala - Donation of One day's salary - regarding

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to refer the MHRD letter F No. 1-3/2018-Cash dated 24.8.2018 (enclosed) vide which it has been decided to appeal to all officers and staff of Ministry of HRD as well as of the organizations under its control that they may contribute one day's salary as relief to the flood affected people of Kerala, to be paid to the Chief Minister's Relief fund.

It is requested that necessary instructions may be issued to all the units for circulation of this appeal amongst all the employees of KVs/ROs/ZIETs. Further the option form may also be obtained in the given below format.

" I, (Name & Designation of the employee) give my consent to contribute one day's salary to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.
Signature
(Name & Designation with date) ".

The Option Form duly signed by the individual employee be kept on records by the respective payee units viz, Vidyalayas/ROs/ZIETs.

After obtaining the consent from the employees, one day's salary will be deducted by all the units from the Pay bill of Sept' 2018 and shown under the column "Contribution to Kerla Relief fund" to be inserted by UBI, Saket Branch temporarily for this purpose. The Pay Bill of Sept' 2018, uploaded by now, may be rejected by all the respective units and uploaded again after making the aforesaid deduction.

It is further intimated that no payment of donation will be remitted by KVs/ROs/ZIETs directly to "Donation to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. However, the pooled amount shall be remitted by KVS (HQ) to the said relief fund. The Project Kendriya Vidyalayas have to remit the consolidated amount to their respective Regional Offices which will in turn, remit the same to KVS Hqrs through NEFT/RTGS in the "KVS Main Fund Account no. 1098101032877 in Canara Bank, 1FSC CNRB0001098. Govt. Financed KVs/ZIETs/ROs are not required to remit the funds to Regional Offices/KVS(HQ) as the amount of deduction will be taken from the pay bill itself by KVS(HQ) for remitting the same to the aforesaid fund.

Compliance may be ensured and required information may be sent to KVS (HQ) through mail (kvsbudget@gmail.com) only in the following format.

Name of the Region/ZIETNumber of all employees who contributed.Total amount deducted and remitted toKVS (HQ) in respect of Project KVs.Total amount deducted in respect of Govt. financed KVs/ROs/ZIETs.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Hindi version follows.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. E Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Trg & Fin)

Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

Regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
 RBE No. 138/2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1 
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2018.
The General Mangers/OSDs/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per mailing list).

Sub: Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance.
Ref:- Board's letter of even number dated 30.08.2017 (RBE No.106/2017)

In context of Board's letter cited above, references have been received in Board's office from some Zonal Railways, seeking clarifications regarding entitlement of Breakdown allowance to Technician Gr.11l drawing pay in higher level i.e. Pay level 3 under MACPS rather than the pay level available for the post. The issue has also been raised by AIRF in PNM Forum as item No.15/2018 and NFIR in their letter dated 11.04.2018.

2. The matter has been examined in Board's office and it has been observed that the MACP Scheme provides for grant of financial upgradation to the employees on personal basis and there occurs no change in the designation, classification or status. The concerned employees continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post held by them. In view of this, it is clarified that the Breakdown Allowance has to be paid at the rate(s) as prescribed against the respective post mentioned in para-1 of Board's letter cit. 30.08.2017. Accordingly, Technician Gr.III though drawing pay in higher pay level under MACPS, are entitled for Breakdown Allowance at the rates prescribed for the post held by them.

3. The other terms and conditions relating to Breakdown Allowance will remain the same.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.
(N.P.Singh) 
Joint Director/Estt.(P&A),
Railway Board

2% hike in DA for Tamilnadu Government Employees from July 2018

2% hike in DA for Tamilnadu Government Employees from July 2018

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu today announced regarding Dearness Allowance for State Government Employees. The Govt decided to increase the Dearness Allowance from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 1st July 2018.

The arrears for the month of July and August will be paid with Septembers' salary. Formal orders will be published soon and the same will be uploaded here for your information.

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