Tuesday, April 21, 2020

PIB - No proposal for reduction of pension, says Government

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

19-April, 2020

No proposal for reduction of pension, says Government

It has come to the notice of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare of the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension that in the wake of the current pandemic, Covid-19 and the ensuing economic scenario, many rumours are afloat that the Government is contemplating a reduction / stoppage of Pension which has become a source of worry for the Pensioners.

As clarified earlier, it is being reiterated that there is no such proposal for reduction of pension and no action is contemplated by the Government in this respect. Instead, the Government is committed for the welfare and well being of the pensioners.

No DA Hike for central government employees due to economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic spread


Review of Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme - MFCS

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

F. No. AB-14017/41/2013-Estt.RR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt. RR Section

North Block, New Delhi
dated 16 04.2020


Subject: - Review of Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme (MFCS) - reg.

As the Scientific Ministries / Departments are aware a Committee under former Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, was constituted to review the Modified Flexible Complimentary Scheme (MFCS). A proposal based on the recommendations of this Committee was considered by the Committee of Secretaries (CoS), constituted to frame comprehensive and uniform guidelines relating to promotion of scientists In Scientific Ministries and Departments, in its meeting held on 20th February 2020.

2. The CoS has inter-alia recommended as under:
  • Ministries / Departments may carefully rework the Output Indicators so as to simplify and streamline them. Qualitative dimensions may also be captured so that excellence of a Scientist is brought out and only the deserving Scientists get promoted.
  • Ministries / Departments may ensure that all promotions under MFCS are held timely so that the issue of granting retrospective promotion does not arise.
  • Number of posts required at HAG / HAG+ level may be worked out individually at the Ministry / Department level looking at the organizational structure and their specific requirements. Cadre review exercise may accordingly be undertaken.
3. All Scientific Ministries / Departments are accordingly requested to take necessary action as per the above recommendations of the CoS and furnish an Action Taken Report to this Department by 31.05.2020.

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

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