Monday, 29 June 2015

Government Employees union asks Seventh Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report


Government Employees union asks Seventh Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report

Jammu: A government employees’ union today asked the Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report on salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of central government employees and pensioners.

“We urge upon the Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission to expedite completion of recommendations and get it finalised by the stipulated time so that there is no delay in its implementation in favour of both Centre and state government employees and pensioners,” National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) President Subash Shastri said.

In a memorandum sent to Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (retd.), Chairman of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shastri appealed to recommend its report to state government as well, “So that the gap arising out of implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations does not mainly go against the interest of state government employees and pensioners.”

He also said that keeping in view the rising cost of living, the Pay Commission should effectively formulate strategies to deal with inflation.

Shastri earlier said that the pay commission should submit their report to the Central Government at appropriate time, so that it will enable to implement its report from 1st January, 2016.

Inputs with PTI

AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow


AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow

“The Ministry of Labour will announce the ‘All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers’ for the month of May, tomorrow; AICPIN indicates the rise and fall of prices of essential commodities across important towns and cities in the country”.

After significant changes in the Agricultural and Rural AICPIN points in the month of May, there is tremendous curiosity regarding the AICPIN points for the industrial workers. The index of Agricultural and Rural AICPIN had increased by 6 and 7 points to 811 and 816 respectively.

CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 points indicate the fluctuation of prices of essential commodities. If the CPI (IW) points increase, it leads to an increase in the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and Pensioners.

If the AICPIN for the month of May increases by 4 points, then the Dearness Allowance for July could be higher by 7%. In other words, from 113%, it could go up to 120%.

The AICPIN points of each month are calculated on the basis of the fluctuations in the prices of 24 commodities, including rice and wheat, in 78 selected cities and towns. The CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 of this month is released towards the end of the following month.

The present method of calculation was recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. From 01.01.2016 onwards, it will be calculated based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees


A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees.
Central Pay Commissions and Central Government Employees…
Generally, Central Government Employees who works in different ministries and departments under the Central Government, play major roles in the smooth functioning of the country. Employees under different departments work so hard to maintain law and order, stabilizing the economy, security to the people and defending our nation from enemies. Even though they are not large in numbers, their work during major crisis like natural calamities, earthquake and floods, stands apart. They are even asked to work 24 hours a day on all working days during emergencies. Our Defence Forces have done breathtaking efforts and marvellous work to evacuate Indian citizens from foreign countries which are under civil wars. They are bold enough to cross the border of our neighbouring country to fight against terrorists who had earlier ambushed and killed our security forces. Everyone must be proud of our defence forces for their bravery and skills.

Students after completing their tough academic career in different streams, keeps their first preference to get a government job. Though the pay packages are lower than multinational companies, they think that government jobs give more security to them.

As everyone knows that the pay and allowances for the central government employees are fixed by the central government as per the recommendations of Central Pay Commissions (CPCs). The central government constitutes Pay Commissions by appointing highly placed personalities as Chairman and Members. The commission then studies the economic conditions, day today difficulties of employees, their ideas etc., and give its recommendations to revise pay packages for the employees in every ten years. The commission submits its recommendations to the central government and the government in turn, takes final decision to implement the Pay Commission. Usually, the commission is given 18 months time to submit its report on the recommendations on pay revision:

PAY COMMISSIONS:

The First Pay Commission was appointed on May 1946, and it submitted its report in May 1947.
The Second CPC was appointed on August 1957, and it submitted its report in August 1959.
The Third CPC was appointed on April 1970, and it submitted its report in March 1973.
The Fourth CPC was appointed on June 1983, and three reports were submitted in June 1986, December 1986 and May 1987 respectively.
The Fifth CPC was appointed on April 1994, and submitted its report in January 1997.
The Sixth CPC was appointed on October 2004, and submitted its report in March 2008.

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION:
The Seventh Central Pay Commission was constituted on the 28th of February 2014 under the Chairmanship of Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, Shri Vivek Rae as full time member and Smt. Meena Aggarwal as Secretary. The Commission has been given 18 months from the date of its constitution to make its recommendations.

From the date of its constitution, the commission travelled all over the country meeting different delegates, officers, trade union leaders, associations, employees etc., under different departments to take stock of the economic conditions faced by the employees and the impact of rising prices of essential commodities on them.

Finally, the Chairman of the 7th CPC in their final meeting with the National Council JCM, has said that Commission will submit its report to the central government in September 2015. Points regarding the implementation of the 7th CPC were discussed. The Chairman denied any proposal to implement the recommendations from 01.01.2014 and said that the revised pay structures and recommendations will be implemented from 01.01.2016.
Let us hope for the best!!!

Source: www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

Delay in Finalisation of Pension due to Common Mistakes in Pension and Family Pension Claims – PCDA Circular to rectify mistakes at application level


Delay in Finalisation of Pension due to Common Mistakes in Pension and Family Pension Claims – PCDA Circular to rectify mistakes at application level
Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts has issued a circular summarising the common errors/mistakes found in the Pension/Family Pension claims.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No: C-143
No. G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 23/06/2015

To,
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub: – Delay in finalization of Pension/Family Pension claims due to common errors/mistakes found therein.

Ref :- This office important circular no. 131 dated 19.01.2015.
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Please take cognizance of above cited circular dated 19.01.2015, under which a list of common errors/ mistakes found in pension/family pension (copy enclosed), was circulated with a request to ensure that said errors/mistakes may be avoided while initiating/ forwarding the pension/family pension claim to this office. But; it is being observed that, in spite of these instructions the same errors/ mistakes are being repeated while initiating/ forwarding the pension /family pension claims, resulting into avoidable delays.

2. Therefore, it is, once again requested that suitable instructions along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for strict compliance in this regard.

(Dr. Upinderbir Singh)
Dy.CDA (P)
No: G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech
Dated: 23 /06/2015
Annexure-A
  1. Common Errors Relating to Superannuation Cases It has been observed that in several cases only pay particulars of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet are being verified by LAO/PAO, while as per instructions issued by this office time to time “All columns of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet should be verified by the LAO/PAO.”
  2.  Organization Code & Organization name should be correctly filled in Col. 1 & 2 of the Data Sheet respectively.
  3. GPF Statement (CC0-9) having clear and full GPF A/C No. should be enclosed with pension claim.
  4. Complete address with PIN Code of office/Unit and HOO should be filled in Col. 4 & 5 of the Data Sheet respectively.
  5. Nature of pension in Col. No. 15 of Data Sheet should be supported with part-II Office Order.
  6. Audit report for counting of former service should be enclosed in support of Col. 18 of Data Sheet.
  7. Col. No. 21 of the Data Sheet should be properly filled with as per Medical Option attached with pension claim.
  8. Complete details of EOL statement should be attached with the claim and 10 months average should be calculated on the basis of last 300 days for which individual has actually drawn payment (excluding EOL Period).
  9. Each kind of demand pending against the claimant and interest thereon should be shown separately in “No demand Certificate for Govt. dues”, and it should be specified to which Controller Credit is to be passed on for the demand.
  10. No demand certificate for Govt. Accommodation should be enclosed, in the absence of which an amount of Rs. 1 lakh may be withheld from gratuity payment.
  11. No judicial certificate that no judicial/disciplinary proceeding is pending.
  12. All the three parts of Commutation Application should be attached duly completed and Col. No. 36 and 37 of Data Sheet should be filled accordingly.
  13. In Col. No. 47 of the Data Sheet, name of district in which PDA is situated should be filled.
  14. No prefix or suffix as Zero is required in Bank Ale No. in Col No. 54 of the Data Sheet. It should be exactly same as provided by Bank and it should be supported by Bank details also.
  15. Details of single PDA (Bank or DPDO) should be filled in Data Sheet and other document attached with claim.
  16. In support of Col. NO. 62, Certificate on proper format as prescribed in Cir. No. 106 dated 18.03.2013 of this office should be attached.
  17. Calculation Sheet should be verified by LAO and all the documents of the pension claim should be verified by concerned HOO.
  18. HOO remarks on Page No. 5 of IAFA-356 should be filled completely and service rendered by claimant should be established.
Annexure-8

Common Errors/Mistakes observed in claim for Family Pensioner
  1. It has been observed that in several cases only pay particulars of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet are being verified by LAO/PAO, while as per instructions issued by this office time to time “All columns of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet should be verified by the LAO/PAO.”
  2. Death certificate in respect of deceased govt. Servant and an extract of DO Pt-II 00 notifying the causality should be enclosed.
  3. Nomination of DCRG in original executed by deceased govt. servant during his life time should be enclosed.
  4. Statement showing non qualifying service and dates of availing EOL should be enclosed.
  5. DCRG/Family pension claim on IAFA 356 A should be duly completed in all respect.
  6. Option for fixed medical allowance/only widowhood certificate should be enclosed.
  7. Marital status certificate should be duly countersigned by the HOO
  8. Date of Birth certificate must be issued from school/college/municipal corporation/gram panchayat duly countersigned by HOO.
  9. (a) A certificate stating that “the claimant is suffering from …….disorder and is not curable permanent nature and also stating that the claimant is unable to earn his livelihood due to the stated handicapped nature” by a medical board comprising of a Medical Supdt. Or a principal or a director or a Head of Institution or his Nominee as Chairman and Two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of Mental or Physical disability including mental retardation (Rule 54 (6) (iv) to (vi) under CCS (P) Rules 1972) should be enclosed in case of disabled claimant.9. (b) A similar certificate is also required to be submitted by the HOO along with above certificate regarding income from all sources including self employment for examining the admissibility of family pension to the claimant.
  10. For Dual family pension, confirmation from concerned Record Office or PPOs copy of Army side family pension, is required to ascertain eligibility of Dual family pension claimant.
  11. Date of Birth of claimant of family pension must be agreed with the record as given in service book i.e. with the family details executed by individual/pensioner.
  12. It has been observed in several cases that the dependency of claimant is being shown his/her relatives whereas claimant children should be dependent on his/her parents. Therefore, dependency certificate be issued/ forwarded accordingly to this office.
Download Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts Circular No.143 No. G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech dated 23.06.2015

Special Benefits in the cases of death and disability in service – PCDA Circular on Revision of Disability Pension and Family Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners


Special Benefits in the cases of death and disability in service – PCDA Circular on Revision of Disability Pension and Family Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners
Office of the PR. Controller of defence Accounts (Pensions) issued a Circular regarding special benefits in cases of death and disability in  service-Revision of  Disability Pension / Family Pension of  Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in line with Ministry   of  Personnel,   Public   Grievances   & Pension, Department  of Pension  & Pensioners’  welfare  OM No. 45/3/2008-   P& PW(F)  dated  20th November 2014.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCEACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No –   142
No. G1/C/103/ Vol-VII/Tech
O/o the  PCDA (P),  Allahabad
Dated:  11/06/2015

To,
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub: Special benefits in  cases of death &  disability in  service-Revision of  Disability Pension /  Family Pension of  Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners – regarding.
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A  copy   of  Government   of  India,   Ministry   of  Personnel,   Public   Grievances   &  Pension, Department  of Pension  & Pensioners’  welfare  OM No. 45/3/2008-P& PW(F)  dated  20th  November 2014  is enclosed  herewith  for information  & necessary  action.  In  order to implement  the instructions contained  in the above  Govt. letter, HOOs are required to review/identify  the cases where  Disability Pension/Family Pension have been notified in terms of CCS (EOP) Rules and forward the same with details  i.e. PPO No., Current  PDA details,  Pay scale under IV & V CPC and address  of Payee to this office for revision  in terms of OM dated 20.11.2014.

2.  It  is therefore requested  that  suitable  instructions   along  with  copy  of  this  circular  may  be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for initiating action in this regard.
Sd/-
(Dr. Upinderbir Singh)
Dy CDA  (P)
No: G1/C/103/ Vol-VII/Tech
Dated:  11/06/2015

Download Office of the PR. Controller of defence Accounts (Pensions) Circular No.142 dated 11.06.2015

Punjab Government to switch over E-office in government departments


Punjab Government to switch over E-office in government departments

Chandigarh: Ushering in a change in handling of work, Punjab government will switch over from manual style to the electronic mode with the implementation of ‘E-Office’ project in all state administration departments.
The project will be implemented in all deputy commissioner and divisional commissioner’s offices at a cost of Rs 29.11 crore, an official spokesperson said adding work flow based ‘E-office’ system will replace existing manual handling and transfer of files and documents with an efficient electronic system.

He said this new system comprises modules like file management system (e-file), knowledge management system (KMS) and collaboration and messaging services (CAMS) for conducting government office procedures electronically in more efficient mode.

Giving details, he said it includes electronic file movement, work flow automation, archival and e-record management, content and document management, collaboration and messaging service, single standard based directory service, unified view of data, electronic communication and identity and accessing management role.

The project will cost Rs 29.11 crore which includes Rs 11.50 crore on back-end infrastructure and support, Rs 6.66 crore on local area networking infrastructure, Rs 7.95 crore on computing infrastructure and Rs 3 crore on training labs and setting up central registry unit, the spokesman said.
PTI

PCDA Circular: Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt.Col


Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) issued a circular  regarding  revision  of pension  of pre-2006 pensioners/family   pensioners,  who  retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt. Col.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular  No. :  C-141
Dated:   11/06/2015
To,
Director General  NCC
Govt.  of India.Min of Defence
West  Block -IV,R K Puram
New Delhi-110  066.

Sub: Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt.Col.
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A Copy of MoD D(GS-VI) Section letter No. NCC/PC/11629/NCC HQ/MS(B)/1329/D(GS-Vl)/2013 dated 13.01.2014, regarding  revision  of pension  of pre-2006  pensioners/family   pensioners,  who  retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt. Col. is enclosed  herewith for information and  necessary  action.  In order to implement  the instructions contained in above  letter,  please  obtain  application  (proforma  attached)  from  the pensioners retired as  NCC  WTOs (Male)  in the  rank  of  Lt.  Col.  and forward  the  same  after  completion  of  application  for  issue of  revised Corr. PPOs.
(Dr. Upinderbir  Singh)
Dy CDA (P)
No: G1/C/0183Nol-1/Tech
Dated:    11/06/2015
Application
To,
Part- I
…………………..
………………….
(Head of Office)

Sub:     Revision  of Pension of Pre-2006  Pensioners/Family   Pensioners  who retired as NCC WTOs(Male)  in the rank of Lt. Col.

1.         Name
2.         PPO No. (in  r/o all PPOs issued by this Office)
3.         Present Pension details by attaching the copy of pension Pass Book
4.         Date of retirement
5.         Date of death of the pensioner
6.         Post last held
7.         Current  PDA details
(i)         PDA Name
(ii)        PDA Station
(iii)       Name of Bank & Branch
(iv)       Bank Account  No.
8.         Present address of the applicant(with Pin Code)
Date:
Place:
    Signature  of Pensioner

Part-II

(To be filled & verified by concerned PAO, NPO & AFCAO as the case may be)

8.A Pay Scale IVth CPC
 Vth CPC

8.B Minimum  of pay in the Pay Band and the} a. Minimum  of Pay in the Pay Band :
Grade Pay corresponding  to pre revised }
Pay scale as on 01.01.06                        }  b. Pay Scale

9. Last  Pay drawn (with details of   Rank Pay. Stagnation  increment  if any)
Date :
Signature of PAO/NPO/AFCAO with Seal
Part-III
(To be filled by Head of Office)
10.  Qualifying  Service

11.  Service as NCC WTOs(Male) in the rank of Lt. Col. :

12.  Pay Scale   IVth CPC & Vth CPC

13.       Last  Pay drawn (with details of Rank Pay. Stagnation  increment)

Date:

Signature  of HOO with Seal



No.NCC/PC/11629/NCC-HQ/MS(B)/1329/D(GS-VI)/2013

    Government  of India
Ministry of  Defence
D(GS-VI)
To
The   Director   General
National  Cadet   Corps
West    Block-VI,    RK  Puram
New   Delhi-110066

Subject :   Revision   of  pay   scales  of  Ex-NCC  Whole   Time  Officers – (WTOs) in the rank  of  Lt.Col. for  the purpose of pensionary benefits

Sir,
I am directed to refer  to Government letter No.15324/HQDGNCC/Coord/532/D(GS-VI)/98 dated 29th May 1998 and to say  that    the   question    of  revision   of  pay   scales  of  WTOs (Retired) working    earlier     with    NCC organization  the rank of  Lt. Col.  has been examined  in this Ministry  in consultation with    Defence(Finance) and Ministry of   Finance, Department of expenditure  for the purpose grant  of  pension    and   pensionary  benefits (revised)   to  them.     It  has  been decided that erstwhile WTOs (NCQ) in   the rank of  Lt. Col. hitherto being governed by SAI  9/S/74 for  the   purpose   of Pay   and    Allowances subject to deduction of Rs.50/- per month due to a abolition  of  Special Disturbance Allowance  w.e.f.    1st January, 1973, will be placed  in Pay

Band-III   (Rs.15600-39100) with   the corresponding  grade pay (Rs.7600) for  the   purpose    of revision   of pensionary   benefits   w.e.f.    1.1.2006.

2.  NCC  HQrs will take necessary action in  the  matter in consultation with PCDA Allahabad.
3. This  issues  with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department  of  Expenditure vide their  Id Note No.24/EV/2014 dated 13.1.2014 and  concurrence of  Ministry of  Defence (Finance/AG)  vide their ID No.1(82)/20.13-AG/PA(554-PA dated 13.01.2014.
(N. B. MANI)
Under Secretary  to the Government of  India
Download PR.Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) Circular No.C-141 Dated 11.06.2015