Wednesday, 27 July 2016

7th Central Pay Commission Centre seeks states comments on pay hike to IAS,IPS


7th Central Pay Commission Centre seeks states comments on pay hike to IAS,IPS

New Delhi: All states were today asked to send their comments on the proposed recommendations by Seventh Central Pay Commission related to hike in salaries of IAS and IPS officers.

In a letter to chief secretaries of all state governments, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said that the central government has accepted the pay panel’s recommendations.

They have been requested to furnish the comments of the state government on the proposed recommendations immediately and positively by August 3, 2016 through fax, it said.

“If no reply is received by this time, it would be presumed that the state government concurs with the said proposals relating to the revision of pay scales of all India services (AIS) officers,” the DoPT said.

There are three all India services–Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

The pay panel has recommended a starting salary of Rs 56,100 per month at entry level for these and officers of Group A services like Indian Revenue Service.

The Finance Ministry had on Monday issued an order notifying implementation of almost all the recommendations of the panel.

In that, the DoPT has been authorised to take action regarding pay and related issues concerning IAS, IPS and IFoS officers.

The three-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, which had submitted its report on November 19, 2015, was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre.

Besides, they also get two additional increments at the rate of 3 per cent over their basic pay at three promotion stages i.E., promotion to the Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and to the Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) after putting in about four, eight and 13 years of service, respectively.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including the IPS, have been demanding pay parity and other benefits enjoyed by IAS officers.

“Regarding pay and related issues concerning all India services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them,” the Finance Ministry’s notification said.

PTI

Just good won’t be good enough to get government employees an annual raise now


Just ‘good’ won’t be good enough to get government employees an annual raise now

Central government employees will be entitled to annual increments and promotions, under a new pay structure that takes effect next month, only if they get a ‘very good’ on their report cards rather than just ‘good’ — the current benchmark.

The finance ministry on Tuesday notified new salaries and pensions as well as other recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission that will impact 4.7 million workers and 5.3 million pensioners.

The commission — which reviews pay grades and suggests hikes every 10 years — had recommended an increase of up to 23.55% in overall take-home amounts, fixed the minimum monthly pay at Rs 18,000, and revised the highest pay to Rs 2.5 lakh for officers of the rank of cabinet secretary, the highest ranking bureaucrat.

Beneficiaries will get arrears from January 2016, to be paid before March 31, 2017.

But with the higher salaries come rigorous performance checks and tougher promotion criteria for the bureaucracy.

“There is one significant aspect where this commission feels a change is required… The commission recommends this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘good’ to ‘very good’,” the pay panel had suggested. This was accepted by the government.

The commission had also sought “more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of Modified Assured Career Progression”. A panel will now be appointed to streamline the national pension system. The revision is likely to cost the government Rs 1.02 lakh crore annually or 0.7% of GDP.

Source : hindustantimes

7th CPC Pay Fixation Method for all Central Government Employees with Illustration


7th CPC Pay Fixation Method for all Central Government Employees with Illustration

7th CPC Pay Fixation Method with Illustration for in case of all Central Government employees…

Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure

(1) The pay of a Government servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if such lien had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely:-

(A) in the case of all employees-

(i) the pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

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(ii) if the minimum pay or the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per sub-clause (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or the first Cell of that applicable Level.

Authority: http://finmin.nic.in/

7th Pay Commission Notification: No annual increment for non-performing employees


7th Pay Commission Notification: No annual increment for non-performing employees

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not up to the mark
  • The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to "very good" from "good" level
NEW DELHI: Non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not up to the mark, the Centre has said.

The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to "very good" from "good" level, the finance ministry said in an order notifying implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the ministry said as it "accepted" the pay panel's recommendations.

The recommendation of "withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service" has been "accepted", it said.

The pay panel had in its report to the Centre said that there is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course.

"The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.

"The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees," it had said.

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.

Expedition Process of OROP


Expedition Process of OROP

On 07.11.2015, Government has issued orders for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP). So far, 18,90,635 out of 20,68,292 Ex-servicemen / family pensioners have been paid Rs.3819.33 crores towards OROP arrears / revised pension under OROP Scheme. Instruction have been issued to clear the pending cases.

Financial implication of OROP is estimated at Rs.7,488.70 Crores recurring expenditure per annum at current rates and Rs.10,925.11 Crores towards arrears for the period of 01.07.2014 to 31.12.2015.

Ex-Servicemen Associations, Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM), Indian Ex-Servicemen League (IESL) etc were consulted before taking decision on OROP.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. V Maitreyan in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Download 7th CPC Option form and Conditions to Exercising Option


Download 7th CPC Option form and Conditions to Exercising Option

7th Government has approved 7th Pay Commission and issued Gazette Notification of implementation today. The Notification has given some surprise by increasing Annual Increments date from one day to Two days in a year. So there will not be any discrepancy on account of granting Annual Increment. So accordingly all the Government Employee to exercise the Option for revising Pay . Besides these , if a Govt servant wants to continue in Sixth CPC Pay Scale he can be permitted

All the central Government employees have to Exercise Option in the prescribed Form attached below. This 7th CPC option form is issued along with 7th CPC prescribed form to revise the salary.
Number 1 Option in the Option form is to revise the salary as per 7th CPC from 1.1.2016.

Number 2 Option is to continue in Sixth CPC until the the date of Promotion and upgradation/ the date of next increment / the date of subsequent increment raising the pay to the level prescribed by Govt servants/ vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing pay structure.

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Source: http://www.finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_revisedpayrules25072016.pdf

Fixation of Pay for Medical Officers who are drawing Non Practicing Allowance (NPA)


Fixation of Pay for Medical Officers who are drawing Non Practicing Allowance (NPA)

In the case of medical officers in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) is admissible, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner :

the existing basic pay shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at shall be added to by an amount equivalent to Dearness Allowance on the pre-revised Non-Practicing Allowance admissible as on 1st day of January, 2006. The figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

The pay so fixed under sub-clause (i) shall be added by the pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance admissible on the existing basic pay until further decision on the revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance.

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