Wednesday, August 7, 2019

PENSIONARY BENEFITS UNDER NPS ON VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT

PENSIONARY BENEFITS UNDER NPS ON VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3404
ANSWERED ON JULY 23, 2019/
SHRAVANA 1, 1941 (SAKA)

PENSIONARY BENEFITS UNDER NPS ON VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT
  1. Shri Ravi Prakash Verma
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether voluntary retirement is allowed to employees of Central Government covered under NPS after completion of 20 years of service on the lines of old pension scheme;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the details of pensionary benefits and other retirement benefits available/ allowed under NPS to employees who voluntarily retire;
(d) whether Government would increase its contribution to 20 per cent from 14 per cent under NPS in view of dismal returns on NPS fund to make it more attractive;
(e) if so, the details thereof; and
(f) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

The Minister of State (Finance) (Shri Anurag Singh Thakur)

(a) and (b) The features and benefits under National Pension System (NPS) and the old pension scheme are independent. Under NPS, there is a provision for voluntary retirement/exit prior to the age of superannuation, without linking it with the minimum number of 20 years of service.
(c) As per Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Exits and Withdrawals under the National Pension System) Regulations, 2015, and amendments there under, the provisions for voluntary retirement/exit and the benefits available/ allowed under NPS to employees of Central Government who voluntary retires are as follows:

"3(b) where the subscriber who, before attaining the age of superannuation prescribed by the service rules applicable to him or her, voluntarily retires or exits, then at least eighty per cent out of the accumulated pension wealth of the subscriber shall mandatorily be utilized for purchase of annuity and the balance of the accumulated pension wealth, after such utilization, shall be paid to the subscriber in lump sum or he shall have a choice to collect such remaining pension wealth in accordance with the other options specified by the Authority from time to time, in the interest of the subscribers”

Further, as informed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, the benefit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity has been extended to Government employees covered under NPS on the same terms and conditions as are applicable under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(d) to (f) Recently, vide Gazette Notification dated 31.01.2019, the mandatory contribution by the Central Government for its employees covered under NPS Tier-I has been enhanced from the existing 10% of basic pay +DA to 14% of basic pay + DA. The employees’ contribution rate would remain at the existing 10% of basic pay + DA. There is no proposal to increase the contribution to 20 per cent from 14 per cent under NPS.

Source: Rajya Sabha

7th Pay Commission Pay Scale revision - Assistant Editor in PB-2 GP 4600 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and Pay Matrix Level-7 w.e.f. 1.1.2016: KVS Order

7th Pay Commission Pay Scale revision - Assistant Editor in PB-2 GP 4600 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and Pay Matrix Level-7 w.e.f. 1.1.2016: KVS Order

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110 016

F.11015-3/2017-KVS(HQ)(Admn.I)/392
Date:06.08.2019

ORDER

The Ministry of HRD vide its letter No. F.3-14/2017-UT.2 dated 26.07.2017 had conveyed the approval for:the adoption of the revised pay scales as per 7th CPC for the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. The pay scales for the post of Assistant Editor (mentioned at S.No. 14) in which the Pay Matrix Level has been shown as Level-6 in place of the correct replacement scale of pay i.e. Pay Matrix Level-7. The matter was taken up with Ministry of HRD.


 Now, the Ministry of HRD after taking concurrence of the D/o Expenditure, Ministry of Finance [(U.O No. 21(4}/E.III.B/2018 dated 19.6.2019], has conveyed the ex-post facto approval of the Govt. of India to revise the pay scale to the post of Assistant Editor in the PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and subsequently Pay Matrix Level - 7 w.ef. 1.1.2016 corresponding to the replacement of G.P of Rs. 4600/-. Accordingly the same is adopted by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
Sd/-
(Dr. Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)


Distribution:-

The Under Secretary (UT-2), Ministry of HRD for information with reference to his letter F. NO. 3-46.2917-UT-2 dated 25.06.2019.
EA/PS to Commissioner, KVS.
PS to Addl. Commissioner (Admn./Acad.)
The Joint Commissioner (Finance) KVS for necessary action.
The Joint Commissioner (Training) /Acad/Admn./Pers.) for information.
The Superintending Engineer, KVS(Hg.) for information.
The Asstt. Commissioner (Estt.-1), KVS(Hq.) for information and necessary action.

Source: KVS

Defence - PRIORITY FOR WAR DISABLED VETERANS AND BATTLE CAUSALITIES IN OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS

Defence

PRIORITY FOR WAR DISABLED VETERANS AND BATTLE CAUSALITIES IN OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
IHQ of MoD (Army)
Thimayya Marg,
Near Gopinath Circle
Delhi Cantt - 110 010
B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2019
15 Mar 2019
Air HQ PD (DAV)
PD (Navy)
All Comd HQ’s (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centres, ECHS

PRIORITY FOR WAR DISABLED VETERANS AND BATTLE
CASUALTIES IN OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS

Copy of O/o the DGAFMS, MoD letter No 5515/Gen Comp/4E/ DGAFMS/DG-3A dated 08 Mar 2019 is enclosed herewith.

For your info and necessary action please.
Sd/-
(BS Sisodia)
Col
Dir(Ops & Coord)
for MD ECHS
Encls:- One page.
Copy to :-
All Secs (Less S&A)
S&A Sec - For uploading on our website.

Office of the DGAFMS
Ministry of Defence
Room No. 08, ‘M’ block
7 New Delhi-110001

5515/Gen Comp/4E/ DGAFMS/DG-3A
08 Mar 2019
DGMS (Army)
DGMS (Navy)
DGMS (Air)

PRIORITY FOR WAR DISABLED VETERANS AND BATTLE CAUSALITIES IN OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS

War Disabled Veterans form a very distinguished class of veterans. A large number of War Disabled Veterans/ Battle causalities are arnputation cases, amputated due to injuries sustained in war and war like conditions and have restricted mobility. In view of this special disposition, they rightfully deserve certain privileges. AFMS has always remained committed in providing them priority in AFMS hospitals.

Henceforth, War Disabled Veterans/Battle Causalities (self only) may be offered Specialist consultation directly at the OPDs of Armed Forces hospitals on OPD days, without obtaining a referral from the ECHS Polyclinics. However, these veterans will continue to avail services of their dependant polyclinic for routine illnesses.

Necessary instructions may please be issued to all concerned.

This has the approval of the DGAFMS.
Sd/-
(VK Bhatti)
Col
Col AFMS (Health)
Source: ECHS Order

Amendment in Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 regarding acceptance of gifts by Government servants

DoPT Orders 2019

F. No. 11013 / 02 / 2019-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(Establishment A-III Desk)

North Block, New Delhi – 11001
Dated: 6 August, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment in Central Civit Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 regarding acceptance of gifts by Government servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following rules of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 prescribing ceiling for receiving gifts by Government servants, have been amended vide G.S.R. No. 531 (E) dated 29.07.2019 (copy enclosed) so as to bring the uniformity in provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968 and Foreign Contribution (Acceptance or Retention of Gifts or Presentations) Rules, 2012:

Before AmendmentAfter Amendment
Sub-rule (3) of Rule 13
In any other case, a Government servant
shall not accept any gift without the
sanction of the Government, if the value
exceeds –

(i) rupees one thousand Five hundred in
the case of Government servants
holding any Group A’ or Group B’
post; and

(ii) rupees five hundred in the case of
Government servant holding any Group
‘C’ or Group ‘D’ posts.
Sub-rule (3) of Rule 13
In any other case, a Government servant shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government, if the value exceeds –

(i) rupees five thousand in the case of Government servants holding any Group ‘A’ or Group B’ post: and

(ii) rupees two thousand in the case of Government servant holding any Group ‘C’ post.
Sub-rule (4) of Rule 13
Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (2) and (3), a Government servant, being a member of India delegation or otherwise, may receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries, if the market value of gifts received on one occasion does not exceed rupees one thousand. In all other
cases, the acceptance and retention of such gift shall be regulated by the instructions issued by the Government in this regard from time to time.
Sub-rule (4) of Rule 13
Notwithstanding anything contained in
sub-rule (21 and (3), a Government servant, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, D&y receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries in accordance with the
provisions of The Foreign Contribution (Acceptance or Retention of Gifts or
Presentation) Rules, 2012, as amended from time to time.

2. All Ministries/ Departments/ Offices are requested to bring the above amendments to the notice of all administrative authorities under their control.

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Satish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
The Secretaries of All Ministries/ Departments
(as per the standard list)

Source: DoPT

DoPT – Closure of Office/Buildings surroundings RP Bhawan in connection with AT HOME FUNCTION on the occasion of Independence Day Celebrations 2019

DoPT – Closure of Office/Buildings surroundings RP Bhawan in connection with AT HOME FUNCTION on the occasion of Independence Day Celebrations 2019

MOST IMMEDIATE

F. No. 12/10/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 2nd August, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closure of Office/Buildings surroundings RP. Bhawan in connection with AT HOME FUNCTION on the occasion of Independence Day Celebrations 2019 – regarding.

The Anti-Sabotage Checks are required to be done in the buildings (as per list enclosed), before AT HOME FUNCTION at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 15.08.2019 evening. These buildings will have to be vacated by 0900 hours on 15.08.2019, so that rooms are sealed after regular Anti-Sabotage checks are completed. It has therefore been decided that the Government Offices located in the buildings in the Annexure to this OM would be closed by 0900 hours on 15.08.2019 (Thursday).

Hindi version will follow.

Encl. As above.

(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 2309 2338

To ,

  1.     All Ministries / Departments of the Government of India
  2.     All Officers and Sections in the Department of Personnel and Training and all Attached Subordinate Offices of DoPT
  3.     UPSC/ CVC/ C&AG/ Lok Sabha Sectt./ Rajya Sabha Sectt./ Supreme Court/ High Court/ Central Adminis trative Tribunal/ Election Commission of India/ Niti Ayog / Central Vigilance Comrnission/ NDMC

Copy for information to:

  1.     President’s Secretariat
  2.     Vice President’s Secretariat
  3.     Prime Minister’s Office
  4.     PS to Cabinet Secretary
  5.     PS to Home Minister
  6.     PS to Secretary (P)
  7.     Ministry of Home Affairs
  8.     Cabinet Secretariat Chairman, DTC, IP, Estate, New Delhi for necessary action
  9.     Ministry of Defence (Ceremonials)
  10.     Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi District), New Delhi.

LIST OF BUILDINGS /OFFICES TO BE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE
DAY-2019 (AT HOME)

ON 15.08.2019 AT 0900 HRS

Sl. No. LOCATION AREA

  1.     SOUTH BLOCK Pt. Street
  2.     NORTH BLOCK Pt. Street
  3.     RAIL BHAWAN Pt. Street
  4.     KRISHI BHAWAN Pt. Street
  5.     SHASTRI BHAWAN Pt. Street
  6.     NATIONAL ARCHIVES Pt. Street
  7.     SANCHAR BHAWAN Pt. Street
  8.     SBI BUILDING Pt. Street
  9.     TRANSPORT BHAWAN Pt. Street
  10.     PTI BUILDING Pt. Street
  11.     PRASAR BHARTI/AIR Pt. Street
  12.     SENA BHAWAN South Avenue
  13.     VAYU BHAWAN South Avenue
  14.     VIGYAN BHAWAN South Avenue
  15.     VIGYAN BHAWAN ANNEXE South Avenue
  16.     UDYOG BHAWAN South Avenue
  17.     NIRMAN BHAWAN South Avenue
  18.     JAWAHAR tAL NEHRU BHAWAN (MEA OFFICE) South Avenue
  19.     ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA South Avenue
  20.     HUTM.ENTS ON MOTI LAL NEHRU MARG OPP. VAYU BHAWAN South Avenue
  21.     LOK NAYAK BHAWAN South Avenue
  22.     HUTMENTS (MoD OFFICE) DARASIKOH ROAD South Avenue
  23.     DRDO BHAWAN South Avenue
  24.     KASHMIR HOUSE South Avenue
  25.     AKBARBHAWAN South Avenue
  26.     NDMCTOWER Con. Place
  27.     TALKATORA STADIUM AND ANNEXE BUILDING N.Avenue
  28.     SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE STADIUM N. Avenue
  29.     VSNL BUILDING BK Road
  30.     STC BUILDING BK Road
Source: DoPT

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