Friday, March 29, 2019

Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.01.2019 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment

Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.01.2019 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment

Dearness-Relief-5thCPC-CPF

No.42/04/2019-P&PW(D)
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 27th March, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.01.2019 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment - reg

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/06/2018-P&PW(G) dated 08.10.2018, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief w.e.f 01.0 l.20 19 to the CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment shall be paid in the following manner :-

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and were sanctioned ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 and revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & RS.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 11l0/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 284% to 295% w.e.f 01.01.2019.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PWCE) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 276% to 287% w.e.f 01.01.2019.
(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and were sanction ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. and revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1110/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June, 2013.
(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and RS.965/-
2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. 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.

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after the concurrence of % C&AG.

5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/3/2008- E.II(B) dated 08th March, 2018.

Hindi version will follow.
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(Charanjit Taneja)
aranjit aneja
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Grant of one notional increment/pension benefits to retirees those who retired on 30th June as per Madras High Court Order

Grant of one national increment/ pension benefits to retirees those who retired on 30th June as per Honorable Madras High Court Order

F, No.A-26017/16/2019-Ad IIA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 18th March, 2018.
To,
All Pr. Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioner of GST & Central
Excise/Customs/Directors General under CBIC.

Subject:- Representation for grant of one notional increment/pension benefits to retirees those who retired on 30th June as per Hon’ble Madras High Court Order in WP No.15732 of 2017 in the case of Shri P. Iyyamperumal ys UOI and the Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No.22283/2018 dated 23.07.2018 - regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that the above matter has been examined in the Board and after dismissal of SLP Dy. No.22283/2018 dated 23.07.2018, the matter was referred to DoP&T for their advice. DoP&T has advised to refer the matter to Department of Legal Affairs (DoLA) to explore the possibilities of review of the Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 23.07.2018 in the said SLP Dy. No.22238/2018. Hence, the matter has not attained finality as yet.

It is, therefore, informed that the final decision taken in the matter would be intimated in due Course as and when the matter attains finality.
Yours faithfully,
(Nagendra Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Copy with enclosure to:-
  1. DG. of System & Data Management - for uploading on the website of CBEC.
Source: www.cbic.gov.in

Regarding anomaly in fixation of pay on promotion in the new pay scale: DoP

Regarding anomaly in fixation of pay on promotion in the new pay scale: DoP


No.2-13/2014-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
[Establishment Division / PAP Section]
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001
11````````````````Dated: 27.03.2019
To
  1. All Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General,
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorates / PL1 Directorate,
  3. Director, RAKNPA / GM CEPT / Directors of All PTCs,
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Services, R.N. Puram, New Delhi, 5. All General Managers (Finance) / DAP / DDAP.
Sub: Regarding anomaly in fixation of pay on promotion.
1
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of order dated 05.09,2018 of the Hon’ble High Court, Jodhpur Bench in DBCWP No. 2810/2014 filed by Shri Ram Swaroop Joshi Vis UOI, & others on the above mentioned subject wherein it has been ordered that:-

“The Tribunal has correctly noted that the anomaly is not on account of promotion but on account of the fixation of pay in the new pay scale.”

You are requested to kindly circulate these orders to all your subordinate offices for information/defending such cases in CAT.

Encl.: As above.
[S.B.Vyavahare]
Asstt.. Director General [ESTT.]

Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence

Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence

F.No.34-01/2018-PAP
Government of India Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001.
Dated: 28th March, 2019.
To
  1. All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
  3. Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
  5. All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAP Sub: Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence-guidelines regarding.
Ref. This office letter of even number dated 11.06.2018.

With reference to this office letter cited above, clarifications have been sought from various Circles. It is hereby clarified that following officials or their equivalent are entitled for reimbursement of newspaper on production of certificate given by the entitled officer:

S.No.Level of Officers as per DoE's OM no. 25(12)/E.Coord. -2018 dated 03.04.2018Equivalent level of Officers In Department of Posts (Dte./Circles/Division etc)Reimbursement to be made per month (in Rs.)
1Secretary/ Secretary equivalentSecretary/DG PostsAs per actual
2Additional Secretary/ Additional Secretary equivalenti) Officers in HAG+: Member(PSB)/DG(Coordination)/ AS&FA
ii) Officers in HAG:
CPMG/ CGM! Sr.DDG/ Director (RAKNPA)
Rs. 1100
3Joint Secretary/ Joint Secretary equivalentOfficers in SAG:
DDG IPMG /Additional Director (RAKNPA)/GM/Chief Engineer/ GM (F)/ GM (BD/PLl/CEPT/PAF)
Rs. 850
4Director/Deputy Secretary/ Under Secretary/Section Officer equivalenti) Officers m JAG in NFSG:
Director/DA (P)/Director (MV)/ Director (OL)/Superintending Engineer , CMO (NFSG) or equivalent

ii) Officers in JAG:
Director/DA (P)/Jt.Director /Sr .PPS
/Superintending Engineer/Sr. Architect /Joint Director (OL) or equivalent

iii) Officers in STS:
Sr. Supdt. of POs./ADG !Dy. Director/PPS/Exe . Engineer/Dy Architect/ Senior Manager MMS, Dy. Director (OL)/DY (GM) or equivalent

iv) Officers in JTS:
Sr. Supdt. of POs./ADG /Dy. Director/ACAO/ Architect/ Manager MMS, AD(OL) or equivalent

v) Gazetted Group 'B' (Grade Pay equivalent or above to Section Officer)
(a) Sr. AO/AO/AAO
(b) Section Officer/PS in Postal Dte.
(c)Postal Services Group "B" Officers.
(d) Sr. Private Secretary m
subordinate offices
(e) Dy Manager MMS
(f) French Translator
(g) Asst. Supdt. of Posts
Rs. 500

This order may be read alongwith Department of Expenditure's OM No. 25 (12)/E.Coord-2018 dated 03.04.2018 circulated vide this office's letter of even number dated 11.06.2018.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.
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(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Revision of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor Workshop / PU hourly rates after implementation of the 7th CPC

Revision of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor Workshop / PU hourly rates after implementation of the 7th CPC 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2018/M(W)/814/59
New Delhi, dt: 25.03.2019
The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110056.
The General Secretary,
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.
Sub: Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops/ PUs following implementation of 7th CPC.

Ref.: Board’s order no. ERB-1/2017/23/39 dated 06.07.17 and 18.05.2018.

Dear Sirs,
The next meeting of the aforesaid committee will be held on 03rd April, 2019 at 10.30 hrs, in Disaster Management Centre at 3rd floor of Rail Bhavan. The nominated representatives of the Federation may kindly make it convenient to attend the same.
Yours faithfully,
(Nirmala U.Tirkey)
Dy, Director Estt. (LR)II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

PFRDA: Amendment to the investment Guidelines (Applicable to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana)

PFRDA: Amendment to the investment Guidelines (Applicable to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana)

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
Qutab Institutional Area,
Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016.
Ph: 011-26517501, 26517503, 26133730
Fax: 011-26517507
Website: www.pfrda.org.in
CIRCULAR
PFRDA/2019/8/SUP-PF/2
Date: 25.03.2019
Subject: Amendment to the investment Guidelines (Applicable to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana)

Reference is invited to the Investment Guidelines for NPS Schemes (Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana) dated 3rd June 2015 issued vide circular no. PERDA/2015/16/PFM/7, the Change in Investment guidelines for NPS schemes W.r.t. Investment in equity Mutual funds vide circular no. PERDA/2018/56/PF/2 dated 20th August 2018 and Revised rating criteria for investments under NPS Schemes vide circular No. PERDA/2018/02/PF/02 dated 08.05.2018. The changes hereunder shall apply only to Scheme CG, Scheme SG, Corporate CG and NPS Lite schemes of NPS and Atal Pension Yojana.

2. In order to provide flexibility to the Pension Funds to improve the scheme performance depending upon the market conditions, it has been decided to increase the cap on Government Securities & related investments and Short term debt instruments & related investments by 5% each.

3. The asset class wise revised caps on the various asset classes are as under:
Asset ClassCaps on Investments for composite schemes
Government Securities & related investmentsUpto 55%
Debt Instruments & related investmentsUpto 45%
Equity & related investmentsUpto 15%
Asset backed, trust structured etc.Upto 5%
Short term debt instruments & related investmentsUpto 10%

4.The other terms and conditions as mentioned in the circular PERDA/2015/16/PFM/7 dated 03.06.2015, circular no. PERDA/2018/56/PF/2 dated 20th August 2018 and circular No. PFRDA/2018/02/PF/02 dated 08.05.2018 shall remain the same.

This circular is issued in exercise of powers of the Authority under sub-clause (b) of the sub-section (2) of section 14 of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013 read with regulation 14 and 43 of PFRDA (Pension Fund) Regulation, 2015.

This would be effective from 01.04.2019.
Venkateswarlu Peri
(Chief General Manager)

1240 Kendriay Vidyalaya schools country conducted lottery (lots drawing) for fresh admission in class 1 on 26.3.2019

1240 Kendriay Vidyalaya schools country conducted lottery (lots drawing) for fresh admission in class 1 on 26.3.2019

KV Admission Class-1: Date and Time for Admission
KVS-Admission-Class-1-School-Fees


Around 1240 Kendriay Vidyalaya Schools across the country conducted Lottery (Draw of lots) on 26th March, 2019 for fresh admission in Class-1.

The list of selected students of all categories has been uploaded in the respective school websites on the day itself. And further announcement has been made to candidates to join for admission with proper documents. Both the parents to accompany the child at the time of Admission.

Selected candidates are requested to come to respective school with original documents with their parents for document verification on 28th March, 2019. And the date of admission for class-1 is slightly very between the schools, so please confirm with your school administration for admission date.

As per the list of provisionally selected candidates are advised to come for admission to Class 1 with original and photocopy documents.

Documents (original and photocopy) to be brought compulsorily at the time of admission
  1. Passport size photograph
  2. Printed copy of the online application submitted
  3. Date of birth certificate
  4. community certificate (SC/ST/OBC) whatever applicable.
  5. Certificate for EWS/BPL if applicable.
  6. Proof of residence (Ration Card/ Post Paid/Land telephone bill/ Gas Bill/Voter ID/Passport).
  7. Adhar Card of the child.
  8. Service certificate of the parent with the proof of transfers.
  9. Affidavit for Single Girl Child.
  10. Fee Details Rupees -1525 /-(VVN-1500 + Admission Fee 25)
Both the parents to accompany the child at the time of Admission.

Note- All the admissions are subject to verification of the documents.

Fees to be paid within three days in the online through bank after entry by class teacher in the UBI web portal.
Admission Fee - Rs.25
VVN Fees 1st Qtr (April to Jun 2018) - Rs.1500
Total - Rs.1525
Note: Students considered under RTE whose parents do not get reimbursement from the department in which they are working need not pay any fees.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dek Sevaks effective from 01.01.2019 onwards

GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dek Sevaks effective from 01.01.2019 onwards

No.14-3/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 27th March, 2019
To,
All Chief Postmasters General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Postal)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dek Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.01.2019 onwards - reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January, 2019 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure 's O.M. No.1/1/2019-E-II (B) dated 27.02.2019, duty endorsed vide this Department's letters No.8-1-2016-PAP dated 28.02.2019, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowance on basic TRCA as the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2019. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government Employees i.e. @12% (Percent) with effect from the 1st January, 2019.

2. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of TRCA matrix of March, 2019.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No.1235 dated 26/03/2019.
(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (Est)

 

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FAQ on reservations for disabled persons in Central Government posts / services

FAQ on reservations for disabled persons in Central Government posts / services

No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated the 25 March, 2019
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on reservation to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in posts/services under Central Government - reg.

This Department receives references from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarification on instructions with regard to reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities issued vide OM of even number dated 15.1.2018; therefore, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been answered as under for their use:

Q.1 Whether the reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities are vacancy based or post based?
Answer: Reservation for. Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is vacancy based as per Section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Q.2 What categories of specified disabilities are covered for reservation and what is the percentage allocation of reservation for each category of persons with benchmark disabilities?
Answer: As provided in Para .2 of the OM of even number dated 15.1.2018, categories of specified disabilities covered under reservation in posts and services of the Central Government vis-a-vis category wise percentage of reservation is as under:

a)blindness and low vision;1%
b)deaf and hard of hearing;1%
c)locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;1%
d)autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;1%
e)multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness,1%

Q.3 Whether the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities can apply against the posts, which are not identified suitable for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities?
Answer: Persons with Benchmark Disabilities can apply only against the posts identified suitable for the relevant category.

Q.4 Whether any priority has been given in selection to any category of disability?
Answer: Priority has not been given in selection to any category of Persons with Benchmark disability.

Q.5 Whether a Benchmark Disability candidate can compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancies?
Answer: Yes, Benchmark Disability candidates can compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy if selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates for those posts/services which are identified suitable for them.

Q.6 Whether the vacancies which are to be earmarked reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is to be computed on the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified categories of posts as well as unidentified categories of posts.
Answer: Yes, vacancies which are to be earmarked reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is to be computed on the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified categories of posts as well as unidentified categories of posts. However, recruitment of persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them.

Q.7 Whether a separate roster is to be maintained for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities irrespective of the post based roster applicable for SC/ST/OBC?
Answer: Yes, every Central Government establishment shall maintain group-wise separate 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the prescribed format for determining/effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – one each for Group ‘A’ posts filled by direct recruitment, Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment.

Q.8 What to do with vacancies reserved for any particular category(s) of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities cannot be filled due to non-availability of a suitable candidate, or for any other sufficient reasons?
Answer: As per Section 34(2) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, if in any recruitment year any vacancy cannot be filled up due to non-availability of a suitable person with benchmark disability or for any other sufficient reasons, such vacancy shall be carried forward in the succeeding recruitment year and if in the succeeding recruitment year also suitable person with benchmark disability is not available, it may first be filled by interchange among the five categories and only when there is no person with disability available for the post in that year, the employer shall fill up the vacancy by appointment of a person, other than a person with disability.
(G. Srinivasan)
Director (Res)

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RBI: All Agency Banks must remain available to the public on 31 March 2019 (Sunday)

RBI: All Agency Banks must remain available to the public on 31 March 2019 (Sunday)

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
RBI/2018-19/150
DBR.No.Leg.BC.30/09.07.005/2018-19
March 26, 2019
All Agency Banks
Dear Sir/ Madam
All Agency Banks to remain open for public on March 31, 2019 (Sunday)

The Government of India has advised that all Pay and Account Offices will remain open on March 31, 2019 (Sunday) to facilitate government receipt and payment transactions. Accordingly, all Agency Banks are advised to keep all their branches dealing with government business open on March 31, 2019 (Sunday).

Banks shall give due publicity about availability of above banking services on this day.

Yours faithfully
(Saurav Sinha)
Chief General Manager-in-Charge

DoPT Order: Central Government employees proposed protesting against the National Pension Scheme (NPS) and to demand hike in Minimum pay and fitment factor under the 7th CPC

DoPT Order: Central Government employees proposed protesting against the National Pension Scheme (NPS) and to demand hike in Minimum pay and fitment factor under the 7th CPC



No.45018/1/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 26th March, 2019

Subject: Proposed Protest by Government Employees from March 15, 2019 to March 30, 2019 to protest against National Pension Scheme (NPS) and to demand hike in Minimum pay and fitment factor under 7th Central Pay Commission - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a forum by the nomenclature of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has decided to organize protest from March 15, 2019 to March 30, 2019 to protest against National Pension Scheme (NPS) and to demand hike in Minimum pay and fitment factor under 7th Central Pay Commission

The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike/protest including mass casual leave, go slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike/protest 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/protest.

There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also agreed in several judgements that going on a strike/performing any sort of protest is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Any employee going on strike/protest in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Kind 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).

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 Dharna/demonstration, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

In case employees go on protest anytime during the period 15.03.2019 to 30.03.2019, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty during the period of said protest, i.e. from 15.03.2019 to 30.03.2019.
Sd/-
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary
Source: DoPT
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Army: Issue of amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations,2017 - Dated- 20-03-2019

Army: Issue of amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations,2017 - Dated- 20-03-2019
Indian_Army_MoD

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA,
EXTRAORDINARY,
PART-II, SECTION 4]
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 20th March, 2019.

S.R.O ……. (E) .- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to alticle 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules to amend the Army Pay Rules, 2017, namely: -

Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Army Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.
In the Army Pay Rules, 2017, in rule 5, in sub-rule (3), for clause (v), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(v) Group 'X' Pay shall be counted as pay for the purpose of computation of dearness allowance and pension".
[No.1 (9)/2016-D (Pay/Services) Part-II]
(M. Subbarayan)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Explanatory Memorandum- The recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission have been implemented with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. Likewise, the Defence Personnel of the Union of India are eligible for Seventh Central Pay revision with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. Accordingly, the said rules have been given retrospective effect with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. It is hereby, certified that by giving retrospective effect to the said rules no one , will be adversely affected.

Note:- The Army Pay Rules, 2017 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 4 vide notification, number S.R.O. 9(E), dated the 3rd May, 2017.

Source: MoD

Navy: Issue of amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations,2017 - Dated-20-03-2019

Navy: Issue of amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations,2017 - Dated-20-03-2019 
Indian_Navy_MoD.jpg


[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA,
EXTRAORDINARY,
PART-II, SECTION 4]
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 20th March, 2019.
S.R.O ……. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations to amend the Navy Pay Regulations, 2017, namely:-

Short title and commencement - (1) These rules may be called the Navy Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

In the Navy Pay Rules, 2017, in rule 5, in sub-regulation (3), for clause (v), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(v) Group 'X' Pay shall be counted as pay for the purpose of computation of dearness allowance and pension".
[No.1 (9)/2016-D (Pay/Services) Part-II]
(M. Subbarayan)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Explanatory Memorandum- The recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission have been implemented with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. Likewise, the Defence Personnel of the Union of India are eligible for Seventh Central Pay revision with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. Accordingly, the said rules have been given retrospective effect with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. It is hereby, certified that by giving retrospective effect to the said rules no one , will be adversely affected.

Note:- The Navy Pay Rules, 2017 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 4 vide notification, number S.R.O. 11(E), dated the 3rd May, 2017.

Source: MoD

Issue of amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations,2017 (Air Force ) - Dated 20-03-2019

Issue of amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations,2017 (Air Force ) - Dated 20-03-2019

Indian_Air_Force_MoD

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA,
EXTRAORDINARY,
PART-II, SECTION 4]
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 20th March, 2019.
S.R.O ……. (E) .- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules to amend the Air Force Pay Rules, 2017, namely: -

Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Air Force Pay (Amendment) Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

In the Air Force Pay Rules, 2017, in rule 5, in sub-rule (3), for clause (v), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(v) Group 'X' Pay shall be counted as pay for the purpose of computation of dearness allowance and pension".
[No.1 (9)/2016-D (Pay/Services) Part-II]
(M. Subbarayan)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Explanatory Memorandum - The recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission have been implemented with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. Likewise, the Defence Personnel of the Union of India are eligible for Seventh Central Pay revision with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. Accordingly, the said rules have been given retrospective effect with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016. It is hereby, certified that by giving retrospective effect to the said rules no one , will be adversely affected.

Note:- The Navy Air Force Rules, 2017 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 4 vide notification, number S.R.O. 10(E), dated the 3rd May, 2017.

Source: MoD

Pension revision w.e.f. 01/01/2007 of pre-2006 retired pensioners of Rs. 6500 - 10500 on the 5th CPC scale

Pension revision w.e.f. 01/01/2007 of pre-2006 retired pensioners of Rs. 6500 - 10500 on the 5th CPC scale

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi 110 055
No. II/35/2018
Dated: 20/03/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of pension w.e.f.01/01/2006 of pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/l2 dated 04/02/2019

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 04/02/2019 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f.01/01/2006 who had retired from Railway service while in 5th CPC scale of Rs.6500-10500 duly enclosing Department of pension and pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW’s) O.M.No.38/33/12-P&PW(A) dated 4th January, 2019 stating that these instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

ln this connection, NFIR desires to state that the pensioners who had retired from Railway service in 5th CPC pay scale Rs.6500-10500 and family pensioners continued to be aggrieved over DoP&PW O.M. dated 4th January, 2019 and Railway Board’s letter dated 04/02/2019 as mentioned below:-
Vide Dop&PW’s O.M. dated 4th January, 2019, an example has been mentioned which allows revision of only minimum Pension/Family Pension to Rs.8345/5007 respectively.

The O.M. does not cover the cases of Pensioners/Family Pensioners who had drawn higher pay at various stages upto maximum of Rs. 10500 in 5th CPC Pay Scale Rs.6500-10500.

The V CPC pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500, although initially treated as equivalent to GP 4200 (PB-2), subsequently the Government had granted replacement Grade Pay 4600 (PB-2) w.e.f.01/01/2006. Therefore, last pay drawn by the pre-2006 retired Railway employees in the Pay Scale should have been the criteria for revising the pension/family pension duly calculating notional Pay in GP 4600 (PB-2)

The O.M. dated 04/01/2019 needs to be modified suitably for covering all cases of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners as proposed below:-

Last pay drawn in pay scale Rs. 6500-10500 at the time of retirement/death to be calculated notionally in 6th CPC in PB-2 + GP 4600, and Pension/Family Pension re-fixed based on i.e. 50% / 30% of such notional pay respectively. These pensioners/family pensioners are to be paid arrears accrued from 01/01/2016, similar to all other pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners as per RBE No.l7/2019 dated 04/02/2019.

Separate concordance table needs to be prepared and circulated on the basis of pay drawn by the pensioners/Family pensioners in V CPC Pay Scale of Rs.6500-10500 vis-a-vis GP 4600 in PB-2. Based on para 4.2 of Railway Board’s circular dated 04/09/2008 new revised concordance table say 25A is to be prepared/introduced to cover all cases.

While undertaking revision of pension/family pension cases as per RBE No. 17/2019 dated 04/02/2019, Zonal Railways have been facing difficulties as the revision in GP 4600/- under 6th/7th CPC has not been systemized under ARPAN. In absence of proper concordance table for notional pay fixation of pensioners/family pensioners, as on 01/01/2006, the Zonal Railways etc., have also been facing difficulty in undertaking revision of pension/family pension. It is also suggested that the concordance table No.26 available with Board’s letter dated 11/07/2018 for GP 4600 (corresponding 5th CPC Scale Rs. 7450-11500) may be made applicable in the instant case of pension/family pension revision. Federation cites Western Railway’s reference to Railway Board vide letter No. Pen/05372/E789/ARPAN/PRE-2016 dared 18/02/2019 seeking guidelines.

Federation requests the Railway Board to take note of genuineness of the case for highlighting to DoP&PW / MoF to review and render justice to these pensioners/family pensioners of pre-2006 era. A new concordance table 25-A needs to be created/incorporated for the V CPC pay scale Rs. 6500-10500 vis-a-vis GP 4600 (PB-2).

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to approach DoP&PW/MoF for getting the O.M, dated 04th January, 2019 modified with a view to revise pension to those pensioners who were in puy scale Rs. 6500-10500 (V CPC) and drew higher pay at various stages upto Rs. 10500 and above (including stagnarion increment) to ensure equal treatment with other pensioners. A.copy of the proposal sent to the DoP&PW may be endorsed to the Federation for follow up action.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Media reports Malign GoI to the Armed Forces through NFFU / NFU

Media reports Malign GoI to the Armed Forces through NFFU / NFU

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
25-March-2019
Media Reports Maligning GoI over NFFU/NFU to Armed Forces

Certain section of media is attempting to generate motivated controversy on the NFFU/NFU for Armed Forces while the case is still subjudice in the Apex Court. The targeting of Govt officials ascribing false statements to them with an intent to pressurise them is highly condemnable. In case of complicated policies with long term and wider consequences, there may be times when agreement is not easy to build not only between two parties but also within a party, such cases are debated for merit in judicial Courts as per the law of the land. This process must not be attempted to be highjacked by publically targeting the reputation of individuals discharging their duties as the authorised representatives of one side, GoI in this case. In the instant case, the recourse to judicial review was taken as per the existing policies and at the decision of the GoI.

Certain facts have been twisted and misrepresented in media with the purpose of misleading uniformed community and the general public. One, the Central Pay Commission has been incorrectly quoted to have recommended NFFU/ NFU for the Armed Forces. Two, there has been no attempt to malign the uniformed community or quote them as staying in ‘palatial houses’ as the hardships faced by military fraternity are well known and deeply respected by everyone including those in the Govt. The counsel of GoI has only read out the recommendations of the 7th CPC as the argument of the case in the Apex Court. Three, the originators of smearing campaign have not spared even a uniformed veteran representing GoI in judicial matters but who has no connection with the instant case. Four, the delay is not at the behest of the Govt but because of the Apex Court asking the Govt to serve the notices to remaining petitioners so that they can also be heard.

MoD requests all to allow the legal procedure in the Apex Court to complete. It is reiterated that Govt stands by its uniformed fraternity and is custodian of its high morale and operational effectiveness.

PIB

Central Civil Services FAQ on Pension - Pension Policy

Central Civil Services FAQ on Pension - Pension Policy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(Central Civil Services)

1. PENSION POLICY

(1.1) Which rules govern pension and gratuity to the employees retiring from Central Government Civil Departments.
Pension and gratuity of the employees retiring from Central Government Departments is regulated by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. There are separate rules regarding pension and gratuity of Railway employees and Defence personnel.

(1.2) Is the date of voluntary retirement treated as duty?
Yes, the date of voluntary retirement is treated as duty (Rule 5).

(1.3) Who is eligible for pension?
A Govt. servant appointed in a pensionable establishment on or before 31.12.2003 and retires from Government service with a qualifying service of 10 years or more is eligible for
pension (Rule 2, 49).

(1.4) How is pension calculated?
W.e.f. 1.1.2006, pension is calculated @ 50% of emoluments (last pay) or average emoluments (for last 10 months), whichever is more beneficial to the retiring Govt. servant. (Rule 49).

(1.5) What happens to the departmental proceedings instituted against a Govt. servant during service and pending at the time of retirement? Can pension/gratuity be paid to a retiring, Govt. servant if Departmental/Judicial proceeding are pending against him at the time of retirement?
Department proceedings pending at the time of retirement are deemed to be the proceedings under Rule 9 and shall be continued and concluded by the same disciplinary authority and in the same manner. Thereafter, authority will submit a report recording its finding to the President. In such cases, only provisional pension is paid and gratuity is withheld till the conclusion of departmental proceedings and issue of final orders thereon
by the competent authority.

(1.6) Can Departmental proceedings be instituted after retirement?
Departmental proceeding can be instituted after retirement subject to following conditions:-
(a) Sanction of the President shall be obtained before instituting such proceedings;
(b) The proceedings shall not be in respect of any event which took place more than 4 years such institution;
(c) Proceedings shall be conducted by such authority and in such place or the President may direct and in accordance with rules applicable to departmental proceedings in which an order of dismissal from service could be made in relation to the Govt. servant during his service.

(1.7 ) When is departmental or judicial proceeding deemed to be instituted?
(a) Departmental proceedings shall be deemed to be instituted on the date on which the statement of charges is issued to the Government servant or pensioner, or is the Government servant has been placed under suspension from an earlier dated, on such date;
(b) Judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be instituted-
(i) In the case of criminal proceedings, on the date on which the complaint or report of a Police Officer, of which the Magistrate takes contingence, is made, and
(ii) In the case of civil proceedings, on the date the plaint is presented in the
court.

(1.8) Can the pension/gratuity be withheld on conclusion of departmental/judicial proceedings?
The President reserves to himself the right of withholding a pension or gratuity, or both, either in full or in part, or withdrawing a pension in full or in part, whether permanently or for a specified period, and of ordering recovery from a pension or gratuity of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Government, if, in any departmental or judicial proceedings, the pensioner is found guilty of grave misconduct or negligence during the period of service, including service rendered upon re-employment after retirement. Power to withhold/withdraw pension/gratuity is with President and UPSC is required to the consulted before any final orders are passed.

(1.9) Which pay is reckoned as emoluments for pension and gratuity?
The basic pay as defined in FR 9 (21) (a) (i) is reckoned as emoluments for pension. However, Non- Practicing Allowance granted to Medical Officers is also included in emoluments. For the purpose of Retirement/ Death gratuity, Dearness Allowance admissible on the date of retirement/death is also treated as emoluments.

(1.10) Which pay is reckoned as emoluments for pension if the Government servant is on leave, suspension or deputation at the time of retirement?
(a) If a Government servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service had been absent from duty on leave for which leave salary is payable or having been suspended had been reinstated without forfeiture of service, the emoluments which he would have drawn had he not been absent from duty or suspended shall be the emoluments for the purposes of this rule. However, increase in pay (other than the increment) which is not actually drawn shall not form part of his emoluments.
(b) If a Government servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service had been absent from duty on extraordinary leave or had been under suspension, the period whereof does not count as service, the emoluments which he drew immediately before proceeding on such leave or being placed under suspension shall be the emoluments for the purposes of this rule.
(c) If a Government servant immediately before his retirement of death while in service, was on earned leave, and earned an increment which was not withheld, such increment, though not actually drawn, shall form part of his emoluments. However, such increment should have been earned during the currency of the earned leave not exceeding one hundred and twenty days, or during the first one hundred and twenty days of earned leave where such leave was for more than one hundred and twenty days.
(d) Pay drawn by a Government servant while on foreign service shall not be treated as emoluments, but the pay which he would have drawn under the Government had he not been on foreign service shall alone be treated as emoluments.

(1.11) Can a pension be withheld/withdrawn on grounds of misconduct after retirement?
Future good conduct is the implied condition for grant/continuance of pension. The appointing authority may, by order in writing, withhold or withdraw a pension or a part thereof, whether permanently or for a specified period, if the pensioner is convicted of a serious crime or is found guilty of grave misconduct.

(1.12) Can a pension, once authorized, be revised to the disadvantage of pensioner on grounds other than misconduct under Rule 8 and 9.
Except under Rule 8 and 9, pension once authorized after final assessment shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the Government servant, unless such revision becomes necessary on account of detection of a clerical error subsequently. No revision of pension to the disadvantage of the pensioner shall be ordered by the Head of Office without the concurrence of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare if the clerical error is detected after a period of two years from the date of authorization of pension. The question whether it is a case of clerical error or not would be decided by the administrative Ministry.

(1.13) What is the formula for revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioner/family pensioner?
In terms of para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, the pension/family pension will be consolidated w.e.f. 1.1.2006 by adding together (i) The existing pension/family pension,(ii) Dearness Pension, where applicable, (iii)Dearness Relief @24% of basic Pension/Basic Family Pension plus dearness pension as admissible vide OM No.42/2/2006-P&PW(G) dated 5.4.2006 and (iv) Fitment weightage @40% of the existing pension/family pension. Where the existing pension at (i) includes the effect of merger of 50% of DR w.e.f. 1.4.2004, the existing pension for the purpose of fitment weightage will be re-calculated after excluding the merged DR of 50% from the pension. The amount so arrived at will be regarded as consolidated pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006. The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case shall be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the Govt. servant retired. The minimum of pay is the pay band/pay scale is to be reckoned in accordance with DoPPW OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW dated 30.07.2015.

(1.14) Whether all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners would get benefit under Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare O.M. NO.38/37/08- P&PW (A) dated 28.1.2013 (now OM dated 30.07.2015)?
There will be no change in the pension of those pre-2006 pensioners whose pension (as revised with effect from 1.1.2006) is already equal to or more than this minimum limit mentioned in the OM dated 28.01.2013 and 30.07.2015. In the case of family pensioner also the minimum family pension as mentioned in Col.10 of the Annexure to the OM dated 28.1.2013 shall be payable if the amount of family pension (w.e.f. 01.01.2006) is equal to or more than this minimum family pension, the same family pension shall continue to be paid.

(1.15) What are the provisions regarding revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners after 7th CPC?
Orders were issued vide OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners by multiplying the pre-revised pension by a facor of 2.57. This was to be done by the Pension Disbursing Authorities/ Banks. Further orders were issued vide OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017. As per this OM, the revised pension/family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 of all Central Civil Pensioners/ family pensioners, including CAPF’s, who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016, shall be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which they retired/ died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulate approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 as per the first Formulation. In this case of family pensioners who were entitled to family pension at enhanced rate, the revised family pension shall be 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and shall be payable till the period up to which family pension at enhanced rate is admissible as per rules. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee. The pension/ family pension already revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 or the revised pension/ family pension as worked out in accordance with OM dated 12.05.2017 shall be granted to pre-2016 central civil pensioners as revised pension/ family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases where pension/ family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with this Department’s OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 happens to be more than pension/ family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 above, the pension/ family pension already paid shall be treated as revised pension/ family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

(1.16) Is any ready reckoner available for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners by notional pay fixation method?
A Concordance Table for fixation of notional pay of pension/ family pension of employee who retired/ died in various grades of Vth/ VIth CPC period has been prepared and circulated on 06.07.2017. These Concordance Tables are available on the website of this Department, i.e. http://doppw.gov.in/ and http://pensionersportal.gov.in

(1.17) Is there any online calculator available for fixation/ revision of pension?
A calculator for calculation/ revision of pension/ gratuity is available on the website of this Department, i.e. http://doppw.gov.in/ and http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

(1.18) What is the amount of minimum and maximum pension after Seventh CPC?
The pension shall not be less than Rs.9000/- (excluding the element of additional pension to old pensioners) and shall not be more than 50% of the highest pay in Government i.e Rs 1,25,000/- w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

(1.19) From where can we download the pension /nomination Forms ?
All forms are available at the website of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare.

(1.20) When can a Government servant apply for voluntary retirement?
Under Rule 48, a Government servant can apply for voluntary retirement after completion of 30 years of qualifying service. Under Rule 48-A, he can apply for voluntary retirement after completion of qualifying service of 20 years. Under FR 56 (k) he can apply for voluntary retirement an attaining the age of 50 years (for Gr. A & B) and 55 years (in other cases).

(1.21) Whether older pensioners will get higher rate of pension?
Yes, from 1.1.2006, the quantum of pension/family pension available to old
pensioners/family pensioners has been increased as follows:-
O.M.No. 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008 .
Age of pensioner/ family pensionerAdditional quantum of pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years20% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years30% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years40% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years50% of revised basic pension/ family pension
100 years or more100% of revised basic pension/ family pension

(1.22) Is additional pension admissible to old family pensioners also?
Yes, the rates related to additional pension as applicable in the case of old pensioners hold good for family pensioners, as well.

(1.23) Whether the provision of added years in qualifying service for computation of pension is still in force?
The benefit of added years of qualifying service for computation of pension/related benefits has been withdrawn w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

(1.24) Whether the provision of added years in qualifying service has been withdrawn for calculating gratuity also?
Yes, w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

(1.25) Whether the additional pension/family pension available to old pensioners would be payable from the date of attaining age of 80 years or above or from the first day of the month in which the date of birth falls?
The additional quantum of pension/family pension, on attaining the age of 80 years and above, would be admissible from the 1st day of month in which his date of birth falls. For example, if a pensioner/family pensioner completes age of 80 years in the month of August, 2008, he will be entitled to additional pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.8.2008. Those pensioners/family pensioners whose date of birth is 1st August, will also be entitled to additional pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.8.2008 on attaining the age of 80 years and above.

Monday, March 25, 2019

NPS to OPS: Abolition of National Pension System and for restoration of Old Pension Scheme

NPS to OPS: Abolition of National Pension System and for restoration of Old Pension Scheme
Annexure-I
F.No-20/07/2017-PR
18.03.2019
To
Shri C. Srikumar, General Secretary,
All India Defence Employees' Federation,
S.M. Joshi BhavanI, Survey No. 81 ,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Khadki, Pune - 411 003.

Subject: Representation received for abolition of National Pension System and for restoration of Old Pension Scheme - reg.

Sir,
Kindly refer, to your representation dated 03.11.2018 on the subject cited above.

In this connection, it is started that the introduction of National Pension System (NPS) was a policy decision of the Government of India in view of the Increasing pension liability on the economy.
Your concerns In this regard have been noted. It Is informed that based on the feedback received from time to time from the subscribers covered under NPS and other stakeholders, the Government of India, based on the Committee of Secretaries recommendations, has recently approved the following proposals for streamlining NPS for Central Government employees.
  • Enhancement of the Government's contribution from the existing 10% to 14% of the employee's pay + DA While keeping the employee's contribution at the existing 10%
  • Providing freedom of choice for selection of Pension Funds and pattern of investment to subscribers
  • Payment of compensation for non-deposit or delayed deposit of NPS contributions during 2004-2012
  • Providing tax deduction to the contribution made under Tier-II of NPS under Section 80 C for deduction up to Rs. 1.50 Iakh provided that there is a lock in period of 3 years
  • Increase In the tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit from the existing 40% to 60% making the entire withdrawal exempt from Income tax.
It Is further assured that keeping in view the concerns of NPS subscribers, the Government will continue to do its best to ensure that the Interests of the subscribers are protected to the best extent.

Yours faithfully,
(Abhay Garg)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

DoPT: Updation of web-based data of PS Grade of CSSS in CSCMS

DoPT: Updation of web-based data of PS Grade of CSSS in CSCMS
IMMEDIATE
File No.4/1/2019-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated: 25th March, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Updation of web-based data of PS Grade of CSSS in CSCMS - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the information in respect of Private Secretaries of CSSS who are posted in all the Ministries/Departments is essentially required to be updated for several purposes ego filling of Immovable Property Return (IPR), updation of web-based data of PSs and filling up of unfilled vacancies etc. It will also serve other purposes- record maintenance, preparation of CSL etc.
All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to furnish the requisite information of PS Grade as on 15.03.2019 in the proforma attached by 05.04.2019 positively to enable this Department to update the records of PS Grade. The cadre units are also requested to update the information on CSCMS portal of this Department simultaneously.
To
(Chirabrata arkar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. No. 24623157

To
All Ministries/Departments participating in CSSS cadre.
(Deputy Secretary (Admn./Estt.)

Vacancy position in the grade of Private Secretaries as on 15.03.2019.

Name of the Main Cadre Unit:
GradeSanctioned
Strength
No. of Private Secretaries
In-Position as on 15.03.2019
Regular - Adhoc - Total
Vacancies
on15.03.2019
PS



The following information may also be provided in the table given below:

SI.No.Name of Private Secretaries Regular / AdhocDate of Retirement on attaining the age of superannuation (between 01.01.19 to 30.06.19)




Source: DoPT

Emergency Cashless Treatment Scheme (CTSE) Card issue during retirement

Railways: Emergency Cashless Treatment Scheme (CTSE) Card issue during retirement

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card
Dated: 20.03.2019
The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card at the time of retirement.
Ref:
(1) Railway Board letter no.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards dated 30.07.2018.
(2) GM/SECR’s letter no. G/SECR/70 dated 31.01.2019.

With reference to GM/SECR’s letter at (2), and Board’s letter at (1) above, Board (MS, FC & CRB), have approved the following:

Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card to willing and eligible retiring Railway employees and their dependents at the time of retirement or before subject to their deposition of the required fee as per extant rules and the same will be effective from the next day of retirement.
Other extant instructions/guidelines issued from Board on the subject shall remain unchanged or as modified from time to time.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.
Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance
(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell
Dated: 20.03.2019

National Council (JCM) Dharna on 28th March is delayed

National Council (JCM) Dharna on 28th March is delayed

All the Constituent Organizations of National Council (JCM)

Sub:- Holding of regular meetings of the National Council (JCM), Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) and the Departmental Council (JCM) as per the JCM Scheme - deferment of the proposed Dharna at Delhi on 28th of March, 2019.

Ref:-DOPT letter F.No.3/1/2019-JCA dated 22/3/2019

Dear Comrades,
Cabinet Secretary already fix the meeting of the National Council (JCM) on 13/4/2019 vide letter referred above (copy enclosed).

In view of above a dharna proposed by JCM Members on 28th March 2019 has been deferred in consultation with the principle Office Bearers of various Federations.
With greetings,
Yours Comradely,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Source : Confederation

GDS: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks posts

GDS: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks posts

No.17-02-2018-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Post
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 22.03.2019
To
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General

Subject: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) posts.

I am directed to invite your kind attention towards DG Posts’ orders of even number dated 08.03.2019 and to inform that the para X of revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS post may be substituted with the following para:-

(i) The following Minimum TRCA shall be payable to the different categories of GDS post as mentioned Directorate Order No 17-31/2016- GDS dated 25.06.2018

Minimum TRCA of all categories of GDS as per working hrs/Levels

SI.No.CategoryMinimum TRCA for 4 Hours/ levelMinimum TRCA for 5 Hours/ level 2
1BPMRs.12000/-Rs.14500/-
2ABPM/ Dak SevaksRs.10000/-Rs.12000/-

(ii) However, in respect of the GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018, the initial fixation of TRCA will be done on the first stage of Level -1 of the respective category.

The above necessary amendment may be given in the draft notification as well as in revised eligibility criteria.
sd/-
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tele No. 011-23096629
Email- adggds@indiapost.gov.in

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Guidelines of Resident Welfare Association - Department of posts

Guidelines of Resident Welfare Association - Department of posts
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of posts
(Welfare & Sports Section)
Dak Bhawdn, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
No.1 - 1 12017 -WL/Sports
To
All Heads of postal Circle

Subject: Guidelines of Resident Welfare Association.

Madam / Sir,
The undersigned is directed to forward herewith the guidelines of Resident welfare Association for information, guidance and compliance.

The Scheme is approved by Member (planning & HRD).

Guidelines for Residential Welfare Associations

1. Objective of establishment of residential colonies:

The Department built residential colonies to provide accommodation to its employees and this accommodation is made available to them in lieu of monthly house rent allowance. The main objective of the Department in arranging housing facility for employees and their family members is to provide for their convenience and a healthy environment, so that employees can work without stress and their performance can be enhanced.

2. Requirement of Residential Welfare Association (RWA):

To handle maintenance and other types of problems in the residential
colonies built by the Department, the need for Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs) was fell. Ail the employees residing in these colonies should be provided membership of the RWA. There should be a process by which the Governing Council of the RWA is chosen. The main duties of the Governing Council will be to redress the grievances, like electricity , water, sanitation, hygiene, safety, wear & tear, etc., of the residents quickly.

3. Main duties of the RWA:

  • To maintain a non-discriminative, cordial and collaborative atmosphere for all the employees and their families members living in the colony.
  • To ensure that there is adequate security in the colony and the colony is always kept clean. The security and cleanliness of the colony should be reviewed regularly
  • To organise community programmes for the employees residing in the colony.
  • To ensure participation of maximum number of residents of the colony in the celebrations on the occasion of National Festivals like Republic Day, Independence Day & Gandhi Jayanti and also on the occasion of the celebration of the anniversaries of eminent persons with a National stature.
  • To facilitate various extra-curricular activities for the employees and their family members.
  • To organise medical camps regularly in the colony for the residents of the colony.
  • To maintain cordial relations with local elected people's representatives.
  • To reduce the loss of lives and properties during natural disaster such as earthquake, flood, fire, etc. in cooperation and coordination with all the stakeholders and act as a bridee between the administration and the residents of the colony.
  • To be of assistance, without any discrimination & influence, if any family living in the colony faces any problem.
  • To report any unethical activity, being done/carried out in the colony by its residents or external elements, to the local administration and the Department.
  • To prevent wastage of water & electricity in the colony and to make adequate arrangement for saving the resources.
  • To keep the record of the expenses out of the assistance granted by the Department, as well as items provided by employees who reside in the colony and inform the same to the Department from time to time and to the residents during the quarterly meeting of the RWA.
  • To ensure early disposal of the complaints lodged in the complaint book.
  • To follow the rules contained in the Constitution of RWA .
  • The meeting of the Governing Council should be held at least once every quarter to discuss the ways to solve the issues pertaining to colony.
  • Every two year a schedule for the election of the Governing Council of RWA should be issued. An election supervisor should also be appointed from Divisional Office for the above elections to ensure peaceful election process.
  • The Department should be informed regularly about the problems being faced by RWA and the activities being organised by them.
  • To plant more trees/Plants/natural vegetation within the available space in the premises of the colony to develop Park (s) wherever feasible and creating environmental friendly complex.
  • To find solution for any issues in the colony, through mutual discussion and the rules set forth in the Constitution of the RWA.
  • To ensure that the welfare activities in the colony are run smoothly and all kinds of tasks are completed in the fixed time frame.

4. Responsibilities of Divisional Office / Circle Office:

  • Divisional Office/ Divisional Office should meet the Governing Council of RWA at regular intervals and give the status report on old issues.
  • The Divisional should nominate an officer in the Governing Council of
  • RWA, whose responsibility will be to advise the RWA from time to time, to be present as observer during RWA elections and to work as an interface between the RWA and the Department.
  • The concerned Senior Superintendent/Superintendent of Post Offices should conduct quarterly visits of the departmental colony and submit the visit report to the Circle Office.
  • The RWA requires funds from time to time for carrying out various day to day basic activities such as cleaning, security, etc., for which collection of the monthly subscription should be made from each residential quarter. The ' rates of the said subscription and other contributions by the member of RWA are to be decided by the respective governing council of PRWA's. The responsibility for collection of subscription and accounts maintenance will jointly be with the Treasurer and Secretary of the PRWA Governing Council. This provision should also be mentioned in the allotment letter
  • during allotment of a house to the employee.

5. Postal Residential Welfare Association Guidelines

(1) Tenure: The tenure of the RWA will be two years.
(2) Membership: The provisions for the membership of an RWA are as
follows:
  • Governing council (GC) may enhance membership monthly contribution considering the monthly expenditure of colony.
  • Each employee living in the colony in allotted accommodation will be a member of the RWA.
  • The following posts are provided in the Governing Council (GC) of
  • Postal Residential Welfare Association:
President-One Post
Vice-President-One Post
Secretary-One Post
Joint Secretary-One Post
Treasurer Convenor,-One Post
Civic facilities and Health services Convenor,-One Post
Sports and Cultural activities Convenor,-One Post
Environment, consumer rights and Security-One Post
Members-Two Post
(iv) The Composition of the GC may be altered by convening a'GBM while
following other formalities. However, the approval of Divisional Office
is required for such a change.
(v) Under normal circumstances the tenure of every Governing Council will
be two years and election for all the above posts will be held at the , beginning of every financial year at the same time. All elections of RWA
should be completed by the month of May.
(vi) The meeting of the Governing Council should be held at least once in a
quarter and the date of the meeting must be notified at least three days
before the said meeting.
(vii) A copy of the minutes of each meeting of the Council should be sent to
the concerned Divisional Office.
(viii) The quorum of all the meetings of Governing Council, except emergency meetings, is one-third of total members of the Governing Council.
(ix) The Governing Council should take all kinds of administrative as well as financial decisions on the basis of the majority present and voting and
before implementing these decisions it should be brought to the notice
of the Divisional office.
(x) In case two-thirds of the members of RWA including GC members are in
favour of dissolving the current GC, re-elections would be required by
dissolving the current GC. The tenure of new GC will be valid for the
balance of the tenure of the previous GC
(xi) Every GC has to submit the audited statement of accounts of the RWA to
the Circle office annually by 31" Muy. Audited statement of account t
should be formatted as per boPT letter no.7/01/2016-welfare dated 22nd
June, 2016 (Annexure-I).
(xii) A joint account will be opened in the nearest BanVPost Office for the
purpose of PRWA in the name of Secretary and Treasurer of the PRWA
and the subscription collected from those residing in colony will be
deposited in the said account. The account will be operated jointly the
Secretary and Treasurer. The account must be maintained by RWA in
the name of Secretary and treasurer for the purpose of receipt and
expenditure of the funds.
(xiii) An Audit committee will be constituted by the Controlling Office for
auditing the functions and expenses, etc. of the RWA. The Audit
Committee shall audit the accounts of PRWA once in a year and submit
its report to controlling Office/circle Office. The account of RWA will
have to be audited by the Committee constituted by Chief Welfare
Officer ie. CPMG. These audit reports would be submitted to the Circle
Offices annually.

6. Powers and Duties of the Members of GQ:

  • President - He shall preside over the meetings of the General Body/Managing Committee and exercise general supervision over the activities of the Association. He may dispose of such important and urgent ' matter which for want of time cannot be put up to the Governing Council and report the same in the next meeting of the Governing council. He may also authorize expenditure up to Rs.350/- expenditure and the expenditure so incurred should be got approved by the governing council at its next meeting. He would be treated as 'head' of the association. In the event of resignation by any office bearer/member, the President shall arrange to convene a meeting of the Governing council within a week of receipt of resignation in which the nominated representative of the Divisional Office will be present.
  • Vice-President - He will discharge all responsibilities assigned to him by the President from time to time. During the absence of the President, Vice President will act as President and will also bear all the powers and responsibilities of the post.
  • Secretary - He shall (i) maintain a register containing the names and addresses of the members of the association, (ii) issue notice of the meeting is consultation with the Presidents and record the minutes of the meetings,(iii) be responsible to the Governing council for all activities of the Association and will conduct corespondence on behalf of the association, have authority to incur expenditure not exceeding Rs.150/- in anticipation of formal sanction, such expenditure being reported to the governing Council for approval at its next meeting (v) submit a report on the working of Association for the preceding year at the annual general Meeting and (vi) execute contracts on behalf of the Association as and when authorized to do so by the governing council, (vii) keep all the records (excluding cash and accounts) of the corespondence with him.
  • Joint Secretary - He will discharge all responsibility assigned to him by the President and Secretary from time to time. During the absence of the Secretary, the Joint Secretary will act as Secretary and will exercise all the powers and responsibilities of the post.
  • Treasurer -He shall (i) be responsible for making all collections and receive cash and give receipts thereon on behalf of the Association and be responsible for the proper maintenance of Association accounts, (ii) keep regular accounts of money received and disbursed and be responsible for the pt6p.r maintenance of the accounts book and other registers of the Association and for this pu{pose, he shall post all the receipts of income and expenditure regularly in the cash book and put it up for information of the Governing Council in its next meeting, (iii) work as Financial Advisor to the President/Secretary of the Association, (iv) keep cash in hand up to Rs.350/- only and to deposit excess funds, if any, in the Bank, (v) prepare annual statement of accounts at the end of the financial year and after approval of the Governing council submit it to the annual General Body Meeting duly audited (along with the auditor's report and replies thereto, if any).
  • Convenor - Convenor would carry out their related responsibilities under the supervision of RWA President and Secretary.

7. General Body:

  • It should be consist of all members of the RWA.
  • The meeting of GB are to be conducted within a period of time which the members of the RWA think fit.
  • A GB can be a called by a written notice of at least 14 days. The quorum for the said meeting shall be ll4th of the total numbers of members.
  • Removal of officer bearers etc. can be done by the General Body of RWA, following due formalities, with prior intimation to, and approval of
  • Divisional Office.

Election Process:

  • There is a provision for general election for all the posts of GC. All member of the General Body are eligible to vote. Retired persons retaining their accommodation of the permissible period can also vote.
  • In normal circumstances the election process must be completed by 31st May every two years and election to all the posts of GC will be held in a single phase.
  • Disposal of all election-related disputes would under the jurisdiction of the concerned Divisional Office. The person nominated by the Divisional Office will act as the interface between RWA and the Department and he
  • shall be present as an Observer for Election process.
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CGDA: Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance.

CGDA: Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance.

Controller General of Defence Accounts

Ulan Satar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AN/XIV/19015/Govt. Orders/2019
Date: 07.03.2019
To
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)
(Through Website)

Subject: Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accomodation and furnishing of 'No Accomodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance.

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Office Memorandum No. 2/5/2017-E.1I (8) dated 5th March, 2019 on the above subject, which is available on the website of MoF(DoE), is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and compliance please.
No.2/5/2017-E.IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th March, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance.

Several references are being received in this Department to review the condition of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance as contained in Para 4(a) of this Department's. a,M, No, 2(37)-E.lI(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 read with Para 1 (1) of a,M, No, 11011/1/E.II(B)/75 dated 25.02.1977.

The matter has been examined in this Department and in supersession of Para 4(a) of this Department's O,M, No, 2(37)-E,II(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 read with Para 1.(1) of O.M. No, 11011/1/E, II(B)/75 dated 25.02,1977 and to simplify the procedure relating to grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees, the President, in consultation with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Staff Side of the National Council (J,C.M,), is pleased to decide that the conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' by Central Government employees to become eligible for House Rent Allowance, are dispensed with for all places, in respect of General Pool Residential Accommodation(GPRA) controlled by Directorate of Estates.

3, Ministries/Departments having their separate pool of residential accommodation for their employees other than GPRA, may adopt these provisions, wherever feasible.

4, These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of the orders.

5, In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: CGDA

CSD Car Prices in India Updated 2019 - Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Mahindra and Tata's latest prices

CSD Car Prices in India Updated 2019 - Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Mahindra and Tata's latest prices

CSD car price by the Indian Defense Force Department of Canteen Stores 2019 at discount rates - Latest Prices of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Mahindra and Tata

CSD Canteens in India

A tremondus service to all the armed forces and some other staff in the Defense Ministry has been provided since 1948 by CSD (Canteen Stores Department). CSD Depots in India spread across approximately 34 depots and in 2016-17 crossed Rs.17,000 crores.

URC Canteens

CSD offers quality products for daily use to its consumers throughout the country at a rate lower than those on the market. These items should be sold through the URC Canteen to Army forces, civil defence forces, former servants and their families.

CSD Head Office

The CSD headquarters is in Mumbai. The Ministry controls and manages its field operations through a 34-area depot network across the country.

Unit Run Canteen - Entitlement and Procedure for Purchase of Items Against-Firm-Demand (AFD) CATEGORY-I Four-wheelers

Car Eligibility - The eligibility of four wheeler to all defence and entitled civilians is appended below refer IHQ of MoD letter No. 96350/Q/DDGCS/CAR/Policy 12 Jan 2016 placed at Appendix 9A:-

S. NoCategoryCCPeriodicity
1Officers (Including& Retd Widows)3000Once in Four Years
2JCOs granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (Including Retd & Widows)2500Once in Seven Years
3JCOs & Equivalent (Including Retd & Widows)2000Once in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchases of two to be ten years. If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD, after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.
4OR & Equivalent (Including Retd & Widows)1800Once in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchases of two to be ten years. If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD, after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.
5Civilian Officers of MoD paid out of Defence Estimates and Officers of CSD (Grade Pay Rs 6600 - and above)3000Once in Four years.

Groups wise CSD Products
GROUPType of ItemItems covered
IToilet RequisitesToilet Soaps, Oral Care, Hair care, Cosmetics, Detergent, Diapers and Napkins etc.,
IIHousehold RequisitesElectrical Appliances, Cookers, Crockery, Kitchenware, Sewing Machines and other Household requisites such as Gas Stove, Flask, Casserole, Light Products and Torch Cell etc.,
IIIGeneral Use ItemsHosiery items, Plastic ware, Footwear, Luggages, Undergarments, Helmet, Sunglasses, Track suit, Sports Goods and Plastic Furniture etc.,
IVWrist Watches & StationeryWrist Watches & Stationery V Liquor Rum, IMFL, Brandy, Scotch Whisky, BIO, Breezer, Wine & Beer etc.,
VIFood & Medical ItemsFood, Beverages & Medicinal items etc,
VIIAFD ItemsTelevision, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Twowheelers, Cars, Tractors, Cooking Ranges (Ovens & Chimneys), Air Conditioners & Geysers etc.

AFD Items
AFD items have been divided into two categories.

Category - I.
These items are not stocked by the Depots but are arranged by CSD and collected by consumers directly from dealers e.g. Refrigerators, TVs, Washing Machines, Air conditions, Microwave Ovens, Cars, Tractors and Two-wheelers etc. These are supplied as per the following procedure :-
The individual customers will obtain information from CSD Website at www.csdindia.gov.in or from CSD Area Depots & confirm about the availability of these items with the respective dealers. The dealers, in turn, will keep CSD Area Manager informed about the availability of the items from time to time.

The individual customer is required to submit the prescribed form (available with depots/CSD website) duly filled-in and countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the unit, in case of Servicemen & by Station Headquarters or DSS&A Board in case of Ex-servicemen, along-with a UTR generated by a payee Bank and duly signed and stamped by the Banker in token of having transferred the amount through RTGS/NEFT, towards the price of the item. The UTR shall invariably mention the name of the customer who has actually transferred the amount. Every Depot has separate account number and bank; hence, customer is required to verify Bank Account number of the Area Depot before transferring money through RTGS/NEFT to avoid any complication at later stage.
After completion of formalities at the depot, like preparation of Official Receipt, Local Supply Order(LS) on supplier etc., the individual is given an authority letter and a copy of LS Order which is to be submitted to the distributor/dealer for getting the delivery of the item demanded. Normally, AFD-I category items are delivered, based on availability with local dealers.

Category - II
These items are procured by CSD Area Depots based on firm demand received from URC to depot and sold to consumers through URCs for example Ovens, Geysers, Foot Model Sewing Machines, Cooking Ranges, Air Coolers, coir mattress and few other high-value household durable goods (details contained in the Pictorial Price-List) as per the following procedure:-

A separate indent marked AFD-II, duly signed by the Commanding Officer countersigned by Brigadier or equivalent officer should be sent to the depot once a month alongwith the normal demand.

Based on the above indent, orders are placed by the depot on the firm for the supply of item.
On receipt of the item at the Area Depot, the same is invoiced and issued to URC.

Normally it takes three to four weeks for receipt of such items from suppliers.

URCs must ensure immediate collection of such items from depot.

Demand for AFD-II category items, once placed, cannot be cancelled.

*(Value items below Rs. 750/- per item) (A) *(AFD Items value of items above Rs. 750/- per items)

S NoRank / Cat Monthly Limit* Liquor Card (B)Total (A+B)Annual Limit*
(a)Officers & eqvlRs. 11000/-Rs. 2500/-Rs. 13500/-Rs. 100000/-
(b)JCO granted Hony Commission & eqvlRs. 11000/-Rs. 2500/-Rs. 13500/-Rs. 100000/-
(c)JCOs & eqvlRs. 8000/-Rs. 2500/-Rs. 10500/-Rs. 75000/-
(d)OR & eqvlRs. 5500/-Rs. 2500/-Rs. 8000/-Rs. 55000/-
(e)Def Civ PB 3&4Rs. 11000/-NARs. 11000/-Rs. 100000/-
(f)Def Civ PB2Rs. 8000/-NARs. 8000/-Rs. 75000/-
(g)Def Civ PB1Rs. 5500/-NARs. 5500/-Rs. 55000/-

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