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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

 
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits.   It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.

In the past, the employees had to wait for 19 months for the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations at the time of 5th CPC, and for 32 months at the time of implementation of 6th CPC.  However, this time, 7th CPC recommendations are being implemented within 6 months from the due date.

The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year. 

The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Highlights:

1.            The present system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay has been dispensed with and a new Pay Matrix as recommended by the Commission has been approved. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the Pay Matrix. Separate Pay Matrices have been drawn up for Civilians, Defence Personnel and for Military Nursing Service. The principle and rationale behind these matrices are the same.

2.            All existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; no new levels have been introduced nor has any level been dispensed with. Index of Rationalisation has been approved for arriving at minimum pay in each Level of the Pay Matrix depending upon the increasing role, responsibility and accountability at each step in the hierarchy.

3.            The minimum pay has been increased from Rs.  7000 to 18000 p.m.  Starting salary of a newly recruited employee at lowest level will now be Rs.  18000 whereas for a freshly recruited Class I officer, it will be Rs.  56100.  This reflects a compression ratio of 1:3.12 signifying that pay of a Class I officer on direct recruitment will be three times the pay of an entrant at lowest level.

4.            For the purpose of revision of pay and pension, a fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices.


5.            Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.

6.            The Cabinet approved further improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix by enhancing Index of Rationalisation for Level 13A (Brigadier) and providing for additional stages in Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier) in order to bring parity with Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) counterparts at the maximum of the respective Levels.

7.            Some other decisions impacting the employees including Defence & Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel include :

·               Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs.  10 to 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 % whenever DA rises by 50 %.
·               A common regime for payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel payable to Next of Kin with the existing rates enhanced from Rs. 10-20 lakh to 25-45 lakh for different categories.
·               Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs.  1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.
·               Terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments for Short Service Commissioned Officers who will be allowed to exit Armed Forces any time between 7 and 10 years of service.
·               Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave subsumed into a composite new Leave named ‘Work Related Illness and Injury Leave’ (WRIIL). Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

8.            The Cabinet also approved the recommendation of the Commission to enhance the ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.  7.50 lakh to 25 lakh. In order to ensure that no hardship is caused to employees, four interest free advances namely Advances for Medical Treatment, TA on tour/transfer, TA for family of deceased employees and LTC have been retained. All other interest free advances have been abolished.

9.            The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. The existing rates of monthly contribution will continue. This will increase the take home salary of employees at lower levels by Rs. 1470. However, considering the need for social security of employees, the Cabinet has asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.

10.        The general recommendations of the Commission on pension and related benefits have been approved by the Cabinet. Both the options recommended by the Commission as regards pension revision have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately. A Committee is being constituted to address the implementation issues anticipated in the first formulation. The first formulation may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by proposed Committee which is to submit its Report within 4 months.

11.        The Commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 Allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances.  The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

12.        The Cabinet also decided to constitute two separate Committees (i) to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) and (ii) to look into anomalies likely to arise out of implementation of the Commission’s Report.

13.        Apart from the pay, pension and other recommendations approved by the Cabinet, it was decided that the concerned Ministries may examine the issues that are administrative in nature, individual post/ cadre specific and issues in which the Commission has not been able to arrive at a consensus.

14.        As estimated by the 7th CPC, the additional financial impact on account of implementation of all its recommendations in 2016-17 will be Rs. 1,02,100 crore. There will be an additional implication of Rs. 12,133 crore on account of payments of arrears of pay and pension for two months of 2015-16.

Monday, June 6, 2016

JCO/ORS TO GET MINIMUM PENSION ARREARS FROM 1.1.2006 SOON

THE DESW IS GEARING UP FOR RELEASING THE ORDER OF MINIMUM PENSION OF JCOS/ORS BASED ON LATEST DOPT ORDERS, WHERE THE MINIMUM PENSION IN NO CASE LESS THAN 50% OF THE PRE REVISED SCALE FROM WHICH THE PENSIONER HAD RETIRED.THE OM FOR CIVILIANS WAS ISSUED BASED ON APEX COURT ORDER IN THE CASE OF INASU & ORS. THE ORDERS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THIS WEEK.

Monday, April 11, 2016

DEARNESS RELIEF ON PENSION IS PAYABLE TO ALL RE-EMPLOYED PBOR PENSIONERS EVEN EMPLOYED IN BANKS, PUBLIC SECTOR, ETC.

FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL RE-EMPLOYED EX-SERVICEMEN THE MATTER IS ONCE AGAIN POSTED HERE. ALL THE RE-EMPLOYED PENSIONERS EMPLOYED IN BELOW GROUP 'A' POSTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DEARNESS RELIEF ON PENSION FROM JULY 1997. I FIND MOST OF THE BANKS ARE NOT PAYING DR TO RE-EMPLOYED EX-SERVICEMEN. ALL ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE PRINTOUT OF THE FOLLOWING CIRCULARS AND WRITE TO YOUR CONCERNED BANKS FOR RELEASE OF DEARNESS RELIEF. IF EMPLOYED FROM 1997 GROUP-I SGT YOU ARE LIKELY TO GET ARREARS FROM 4 LAKHS TO 5 LAKHS. 

https://www.scribd.com/doc/307777190/Ministry-of-Defence-Letter-on-DR
https://www.scribd.com/doc/307777185/Circular-179-DR-on-Pension
https://www.scribd.com/doc/307777181/Circular-165-DA-on-Pension


Friday, April 8, 2016

VI Pay Commission Pay of Different Ranks and Minimum Pension.

Group-X
Pre-revised  Revised Pay Minimum Pension
Basic Pay  
Pay in the scale Pay in the Pay Band Grade Pay Military Service Pay X Group Pay Total Revised Pay  
LAC 4025 7490 2000 2000 1400 12890 6445
CPL 4150 7720 2400 2000 1400 13520 6760
SGT 5000 9300 2800 2000 1400 15500 7750
JWO 5770 10740 4200 2000 1400 18340 9170
WO 6750 12560 4600 2000 1400 20560 10280
MWO 7400 13770 4800 2000 1400 21970 10985
Group-Y
Pre-revised  Revised Pay    
Basic Pay    
Pay in the scale Pay in the Pay Band Grade Pay Military Service Pay Total Revised Pay    
LAC 3650 7050 2000 2000 11050   5525
CPL 3900 7490 2400 2000 11890   5945
SGT 4320 8040 2800 2000 12840   6420
JWO 5620 10460 4200 2000 16660   8330
WO 6600 12280 4600 2000 18880   9440
MWO 6750 12560 4800 2000 19360   9680

Thursday, April 7, 2016

BONANZA FOR EX-SERVICEMEN RETIRED EARLY.

THE BLOGGER HAD BEEN FIGHTING FOR MINIMUM PENSION RIGHT FROM 6TH PAY COMMISSION THAT THE MINIMUM PENSION IN NO CASE SHALL BE LESS THAN 50% OF THE MINIMUM PAY OF THE RANK. FINALLY THE DOPT ISSUED ORDERS AFTER TWO TIMES REJECTION BY THE HON'BLE SUPREME COURT. SOON ORDERS HAVE TO BE  ISSUED BY DEFENCE MINISTRY REVISING  CIRCULAR 547 REMOVING PRORATA REDUCTION. A SERGEANT  WITH 15 YEARS IN X GROUP IS LIKELY TO GET AROUND 3 LAKHS AS ARREARS IF ORDERS ARE ISSUED. 

All Pensioners to get min 50% from 1.1.2006 DOPT issues Orders

Pre-2006 DOPT Order 7.4.2016


Friday, November 20, 2015

AGAIN THE SAME MISTAKE IS DONE. DIPLOMA & NON DIPLOMA SEPERATED.

6.2.88 The approach adopted by the VI CPC in determining X pay is agreed with. At the same
time the incentive structure needs to have a bearing with the qualifications.

Accordingly, this Commission recommends:

i. X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at ₹6,200 per month for all X trades which involve
obtaining a qualification which is equivalent of a diploma recognised by AICTE. This
amount is the difference in the minimum of the Pay level 6 (corresponding to Grade
Pay of ₹4200 in VI CPC), and Pay level 5 (corresponding to Grade Pay of ₹2800 in VI
CPC).

ii. X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at ₹3,600 per month (standard fitment of 2.57 on
the existing X pay of ₹1,400), for those currently in X pay, but not having a technical
qualification recognised by AICTE.

FROM 2012 THE DIPLOMA & NON DIPLOMA WERE MADE EQUAL THE GOVT. MAY NOT AGREE FOR THIS RECOMMENDATION. THIS MATTER SHOULD BE TAKENUP.

7th Pay Commission Report

Seven Cpc Report


Monday, November 16, 2015

33 years linkage to pre-2006 pensioners may be removed.

27th meeting of SCOVA was held on 13.11.2015 and the important decisions taken are listed below

SCOVA meeting was held on 13th November 2015, Honourable Minister of State (PP) & Chairman SCOVA attended. Important decisions in respect of Pre-2006 Pensioners were taken
The 27th meeting of SCOVA was held on 13.11.2015. Honourable Minister of State (PP) & Chairman SCOVA attended. The following important points and decisions emerged in that meeting.
1. 9697 PPOs are still pending to be issued with Revised PPOs for Pre-2006 Pensioners.
  • Health Insurance scheme for pensioners in Non-CGHS Areas: Ministry of Health has informed that after consultations with various Ministries and Insurance Companies, a scheme for Health Insurance has been prepared for employees and pensioners. An EFC Memo would be circulated soon.
  • CGHS facilities to all P&T Pensioners: It was demanded that since on 22.08.2014 the Supreme Court had finally disposed of the SLP, the OMs of Health Ministry dated 1.8.1996 and 1.9.1996 must be withdrawn and all P&T Pensioners must be allowed into CGHS . Ministry of Health has informed that a proposal for extending the CGHS benefit to all P&T pensioners on par with other Government Pensioners has been sent for approval to Department of Expenditure.
  • Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 Pensioners of S-12 Grade: Department of Expenditure has informed that the matter is under its consideration and a response would be sent to Ministry of Pension within a week.
  • Pension re-fixation to Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service: As the Revision Petition in theSupreme Court filed by the Government had been rejected by the Apex Court on 26.08.2015, the matter is under examination.
  • Refixation of pension from 1.1.2006: It is instructed to implement the orders dated 30th July, 2015 before 31.10.2015.

If the above statement of RM is correct, there will be heavy loss to the Ex-Servicemen. The revision clause in the OROP is going to become another controversy. Even in normal notifications the Baboos interpret wrongly and make us run piller to post. When the notification itself clearly speaks 'Revision after 5 years', Definitely they are going to create proble. Come on ........ take up this issue.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ON PUBLIC REQUEST THE PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT IS POSTED AGAIN HERE

SALARY HIKE TO MPS, ONE RANK, ONE PENSION

SALARY HIKE TO MPS, ONE RANK, ONE PENSION
Letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister by Hon'ble M.P.

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Ex-Servicemen return Medals