Friday, March 15, 2019

DoPT : Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario

DoPT : Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario

No. 1/5/2017-Estt (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario - reg

Central Government Servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service are granted incentive in the form of one-time lump-sum amount ranging from Rs.2000/- to Rs.10,000/-, as provided in this Department's OM No. 1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-l) dated 09.04.1999 and other related OMs.

2. The 7th CPC has reviewed the rates of incentive presently available to employees on this account in addition to pay, and have suggested their rationalization and simplification in Para 8.9.11 to 8.9.14 of their report.

3. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (DOE) Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016 vide Para 7 provided that the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC shall be referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary, and until a final decision thereon, all allowances including this incentive were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th CPC) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.

4. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary has been issued as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 of DOE.

5. The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders/OMs/instructions/guidelines on the subject of granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, the following one-time lump-sum rates as incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification by a Government employee shall be permissible for courses in fields that are directly relevant to the employee's job.

SI. No. Qualification Amount (Rs)
1.Ph.D. or equivalent30,000
2.PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent.25,000
3.PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent. 20,000
4.Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent.15,000
5.Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent.10,000

6. Professional courses directly relevant to the functional requirement of the Organization/Ministry/Department but not covered by any one of the categories mentioned in para 5 above, shall be notified specifically under SI. No. 4 or S of para 5 above, by the concerned Ministry/Department in consultation with their respective IFD.

7. Ministries/Departments are free to choose courses on their own. However, the grant of incentive in respect of above qualifications will be subject to the fulfillment of the criteria laid down in para 8 below. The grant of incentive for the qualifications listed above shall be considered by the administrative authorities in consultation with their lFD and necessary orders shall be issued after ensuring that the criteria laid down in para 8 below are fulfilled.

8. Criteria/guidelines for granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario, are as under:
8.1. The incentive will not be available for the qualifications which are laid down as essential or desirable qualifications in the recruitment rules for the post.

8.2. No incentive shall be allowed for acquiring higher qualification purely on academic or literary subjects. The acquisition of the qualification should be directly related to the functions of the post held by him/her, or to the functions to be performed in the next higher post. There should be direct nexus between the functions of the post and the qualification acquired and that it should contribute to the efficiency of the government servant.

8.3. The quantum of incentive will be uniform for all posts, irrespective of their classification or grade or the department.

8.4. The incentive shall not be admissible where the government servant is sponsored by the government or he/she avails study leave for acquiring the qualification.

8.5. The incentive would be given only for higher qualification acquired after induction into service.

8.6. No incentive would be admissible if an appointment is made in relaxation of the educational qualification. No incentive would be admissible if employee acquires the requisite qualification for such appointment at a later date.

8.7. The qualifications meriting grant of incentive should be recognized by University Grants Commission, respective regulatory bodies like AICTE, Medical Council of India, etc. set up by Central/State Government or recognized by the Government.

8.8. The incentive shall be limited to maximum two times in an employee's career, with a minimum gap of two years between successive grants.

8.9. The Government servant should prefer the claim within six months from the date of acquisition of the higher qualification.
9. The incentive as per this OM will be admissible for above qualifications acquired on or after 01.07.2017

10. Government Servants, who have acquired the fresh higher qualification on or after 01.07.2017 till the date of issuance of this OM, may also claim these incentives within six months from the date of issuance of this OM.

11. Insofar as the persons working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

12. Hindi Version will follow.
(Bajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Source: DoPT

Demands include in election manifestos to Recognized political parties taking part in the 17th Lok Sabha general election

Demands include in election manifestos to Recognized political parties taking part in the 17th Lok Sabha general election
LokSabha_General_Election_CG_Employees_demands

Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Singh
(An All India Federation of Defence Workers)
(An Industrial Unit of B.M.S.)
REF: BPMS/ Cir/ 18th TC/ 5
Dated: 12.03.2019
To,
The Office Bearers & CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
&
The General Secretaries/ Presidents
Unions affiliated to this federation

Subject: Recognised Political Parties Participating in 17th Lok Sabha General Election: Request to include demands in Election Manifestos.

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Sadar Namaskar

It is for your kind information that this federation along with two other recognized federations has decided to submit to all Recognised Political Parities, National/ State Level the demands/ issues of Defence Civilian Employees for inclusion in their manifestos of 17th Lok Sabha General Election.
The issues are as under

1. Self Reliance in Defence Preparedness through State Owned Defence Industries viz Ordnance Factories, DRDO, Army Workshops, Ordnance Depots, Supply Depots, DGQA etc.

As you are well aware with the issue, State Owned Defence Industries are facing serious challenges/ threats these days. It is prime responsibility of Govt to safeguard the existence of these industries in interest of the Nation and take steps so that it may flourish and provide job opportunities to citizen of India. But of late Govt made various decisions regarding these establishments led to total destruction of these industries.

Burning Issues/ Challenges of Industries
  1. Categorization of more than 275 products being manufactured in the Ordnance Factories as “Non-Core”.
  2. Transfer of technology developed by DRDO to Private Sectors depriving
    Ordnance Factories & DPSUs.
  3. Large scale outsourcing of work of more than 1.5 lakh Civilian Posts depriving Young generation with Permanent Job.
  4. Induction of 100% FDI in Defence Sector.
  5. Privatization of Defence Industries by adopting various models like GOCO etc.
  6. Denial of Job to trained Trade Apprentices.
  7. Closure of various defence establishments like Ordnance Depots, Military Farms, Army Postal Establishments etc.
  8. Inclusion of Third Party Inspection at the cost of DGQA/ DGAQA etc.
    Our Proposal that is to be included:
"To achieve self reliance in defence expand, develop and strengthen the state owned Defence Industry and to ensure full capacity utilization of these Industries."

2. National Pension System

Govt introduced a contributory pension system under National pension system for all Central Govt employees recruited on or after 01.01,2004 and deprived them of very elementary benefits of old age social security by denying CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 to them. The employees have been opposing this pension system since its introduction because it lacks the following essential benefits
  1. No guarantee of any Minimum Pension under this scheme.
  2. No safeguard from Price rise in absence of element of Dearness Allowance.
  3. Absence of additional Pension on attaining the age of 80 Years/ 85 Years/ 90 Years/ 95 Years/ 100 Years.
  4. No safeguard to Missing employees.
  5. Absence of Compulsory Retirement Pension, Compassionate Pension etc.
Both Legislative Body and Executive Body are responsible for well functioning of Administration. Both get their dues from Consolidated Fund of India. It is discriminatory that Executive Body has been deprived of its old age security especially lower rung employees would suffer the most.

Our Proposal to be included:

National Pension System will be scraped and CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 will be implemented for all Central Govt Employees.

3. Appointment on Compassionate Grounds

The appointment on compassionate ground is an exception to the equality clause under Article 14. If an employee dies while in service then according to rule framed by the Central Government or the State Government, appointment to one of the dependants shall not be considered violation of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution because this exception has been provided through various rules only to mitigate the hardships of deceased employee family suffering from scarcity of very trivial things of daily life due to the death of sole bread winner of the family and sudden misery faced by the members of the family of such employee who serves the Central Government or the State Government.

A lot of Employees working under MoD are dealing with hazardous and risky operations. Because they are exposed to various hazardous chemical and other materials, they are developing various illness sometimes led to their deaths.

Proposal to be included:

One time relaxation would be provided to offer appointment on compassionate grounds to all the applicants waiting for years in MoD

5% ceiling would be removed and 100% appointment would be made on compassionate ground.

Employees who die/ incapacitate in accident while performing their official duties, Compassionate appointment would be made straight away without any delay.

Thanking You
Brotherly Yours
sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
General Secretary
Copy to:
  1. The General Secretary, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, New Delhi
  2. The In-Charge, BPMS, Pune
  3. The Secretary General, GENC, Kanpur
    - For kind information please
Source: BPMS

Bunching of stages of pay in the pre-7th CPC pay scales consequent upon fixation of pay in the revised pay scales based on 7th CPC - Railway Order

Bunching of stages of pay in the pre-7th CPC pay scales consequent upon fixation of pay in the revised pay scales based on 7th CPC - Railway Order

Bunching of stages of pay in the pre-7th CPC pay scales consequent upon fixation of pay in the revised pay scales based on 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 134
File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3
RBE No. 50/2019
New Delhi, dated: 13.03.2019
The General Managers/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Bunching of stages of pay in the pre-7th CPC pay scales consequent upon fixation of pay in the revised pay scales based on 7th CPC - regarding.

Please refer to Board’s letter of even no. dated 27.09.2017 forwarding therewith a copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017 regarding clarification on bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Now, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their O.M. No. 1-6/2016-IC/E-IIIA dated 07.02.2019 (copy enclosed) have issued further clarifications on the subject matter. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Encl. As above.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission–VII
Railway Board

Railways: Dearness Relief (DR) to Railway pensioners from January 2019

Railways: Dearness Relief (DR) to Railway pensioners from January 2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No.:133
RBE No.: 45/2019
File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3
New Delhi, dated: 11.03.2019
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub : Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019.

A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/04/2019-P&PW(D) dated 06.03.2019 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and compliance. This order shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

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

Hindi version is attached below.

Encl. As above.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

7th Central Pay Commission regulating Casualty Pensionary Award for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners - PCDA Circular 618

7th Central Pay Commission regulating Casualty Pensionary Award for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners - PCDA Circular 618

7th Central Pay Commission regulating Casualty Pensionary Award for Defence Forces pensioners


Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, fillafia6ad- 211014
Circular No. 618
Dated: 13/03/2019
To,
  1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
  2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
  3. Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
  4. Managers, All CPPCs
  5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
  6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
  7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
  8. The CDA, Chennai
  9. The Director of Treasuries, All States
  10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
  11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
  12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
  13. The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
  14. The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair
Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Provisions regulating Casualty Pensionary Award for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners-regarding.

Reference: This office Circular No. 570 dated 31.10.2016, Circular No. 582 dated 5.09.2017, Circular No. 585 dated 21.09.2017 and Circular No. 584 dated 07.09.2017.
Copy of GUI, MoD letter No. 16(3)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th January 2019 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. As per ibid Govt. letter, it has been decided that following minimum ceiling shall be applied to the under mentioned casualty pensionary awards:
  • The Disability/Liberalized Disability/War Injury pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability/liberalized disability/war injury element as the case may be), shall be subject to minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month irrespective of degree of disability of the personnel.
  • The amount of special family pension,admissible to the families of Armed Forces personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.
  • The amount of liberalized family pension, admissible to the Child/Children of Armed Forces Personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.
3. All other provisions stipulated in above mentioned circulars which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

4. the provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2016

5. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all along with Defence pensioners and pension Disbursing Agencies.
sd/-
(Sandeep Thakur)
Addl CDA (P)

PCDA Circular 619: Deletion of note of conditional sanction printed in PPOs of Pre-01.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony Rank of Naib Subedar

PCDA Circular 619: Deletion of note of conditional sanction printed in PPOs of Pre-01.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony Rank of Naib Subedar

Office of the Prinapar CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, fillafia6ad- 211014
Circular No. 619
Dated: 14/03/2019
Subject: Regarding deletion of note of conditional sanction printed in PPOs of Pre-01.01.2006 retirees Havildar granted Hony Rank of Naib Subedar in compliance of Honbie High Courts and AFTs orders.

In compliance of various court orders, conditional sanctions were being issued by AG/P5-4 (Pen/Legal), IHQ (Mob), New beihi in respect of Pre-01.01.2006 retiree Havildars granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar for implementing Gol, Mob letter dated 12.06,2009 in their cases. Accordingly, corrigendum PPOs were/are being issued notifying their pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 @ Rs. 8450/- for Group “X” and ( Rs. 7750/- for Group .Y and “Z as per the provisions of ibid Mob letter by this office. These Corrigendum PPOs have a Note containing that condition as “The sanction will, however, be subject to the final outcome of appeal, if any filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the event, the appeal is decided in favour of liaI, the petitioners shall be liable to refund the entire amount paid to him under the ibid sanction”.
  1. Of late, it has been observed that large number of such cases of pre 01.01.2006 retiree Hcivildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar for grant of pension in terms of Gol, Mob letter dated 12.06.2009 were decided by the various Courts/AFTS. Now, AG/PS- 4 (Pen/Legal), IHQ of Mob, New beihi has started converting conditional sanction into absolute sanction by deleting the ibid contents as printed in Note of Corrigendum PPO of these cases. Large number of such type of sanctions for deleting conditional sanction are being received in this office from Record Offices concerned for issuing Corr. PPO for deleting that Note of conditional sanction in respect of pre-01.01.2006 retiree Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar.
  2. As large number of Corr. PPOs are to be issued in such cases without any financial bearing or other changes, as such, it has been decided by the competent authority that the note The sanction will, however, be subject to the final outcome of appeal, if any filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the event, the appeal is decided in favour of UoI, the petitioners shall be liable to refund the entire amount paid to him under the ibid sanction” as printed in the respective PPO of those pre-01.01.2000 retirees Havildars granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar issued in compliance of the Court/AFT orders. may be treated as deleted.
  3. It is further reiterated that deletion of ibid note will be applicable only where Service Pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 @ Rs. 8450/- for Group X and @ Rs. 7750/- for Group and Group Z were notified in compliance of various Courts/AFTS orders in respect of Pre-01.01.2006 retiree Havildar granted Hony rank of Naib Subedar and not in other cases.
  4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.n
sd/-
(Sandeep Thakur)
Addl CbA (P)

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