Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate groundsNo.AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/corrsp/Vol-II Dated: 11/10/2017 To All PCsDA/CsDA/PCof A(Fys) Kolkata Subject: Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds. Reference: This HQrs Circular of even no dated 01/02/2016. With reference to the above cited circular, Ministry of Finance Dept. of Expenditure to whom the matter was referred has since clarified as under: “Level -1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC Report be the replacement for the pre-revised —IS scale. The pay of those governed by the IS scale may be revised by using the fitment factor of 2.57 for placement in Level -1 in conformity with the Rule 7 of the CCS(RP)Rules 2016. All pre-revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of Rs 7000 in the pre-revised —IS scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by MoF(DoE)’s OM dated 3.08.2017 on application of the benefit on account of bunching”. 2.This is for your information and necessary action please. All pay fixation cases may be regulated accordingly. S/d, (Kavita Garg) Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN) Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Implementation of 7th CPC for Post-2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions) Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014 Circular No.588 Dated: 20.10.2017 ToThe Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt Bank Accounts, Central Office, C-7, Second Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051 CMDs, All Public Sector Banks. The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks All Managers, CPPCs Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh The CDA (PD), Meerut The CDA, Chennai PCDA(O), Pune The Director of Treasuries, All States The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram; and Tis Hazari, New Delhi. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai The Post Master, Kathua (J&K), and Camp Bell Bay. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.Subject: Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series. ************** Office of the PCDA (Pension) Allahabad was in the process to implement e-PPO’s for all categories of pensioners. In the first phase, corrigendum PPOs to revise pension of Pre- 2016 defence civilian pensioners have been issued through e-PPOs. Various PDAs have already revised pension of such pensioners. A new PPO series was introduced for these corrigendum PPOs which contained 12 digits with PPO suffix of 4 digits. For this purpose, only electronic PPOs (e-PPO) were generated which were digitally signed. No physical PPO was printed and sent to any agency. These new PPO (e-PPO) also contained a QR code wherein all important data was embedded. This QR code could be used by PDA’s to capture the data. 2.Now, it has been decided to discontinue issue of physical PPOs in respect of ICOs and JCOs/ORs of Indian Army w.e.f. October, 2017. In other words, in respect of fresh retirees of Indian Army (retiring or being discharged) from the month of October, 2017, only e-PPO will be issued with following features (a) These documents will be digitally signed. (b) These PPOs will contain 16 digits to identify the PPO (12 digits PPO No. and 4 digits as PPO suffix). (c) They will contain a QR code where data of various fields will be embedded. 3.These e-PPOs will be sent to the banks through SFTP connectivity which this office has established with various banks. Other banks, with whom there is no SFTP connectivity, are advised to immediately take necessary measures to establish the same. In the interim period till the time they establish SFTP connectivity, PPOs will be sent through email id [email protected] . Similarly, these PPOs will be sent to DPDOs through the CGDA WAN. Other PDAs such as Director of all State Treasuries; IE Kathmandu, Nepal; Post Office, Kathua; PAO, Delhi etc are requested to kindly immediately provide an email ID of .nic or any other domain under control of government for this purpose. Regarding submission of e-Scroll, PDAs are requested to refer to para 6 of this office Circular No. C- 169 dated 11.07.2017. All PDAs are requested to strictly follow the procedure prescribed therein. 4.The procedure of forwarding the e-PPOs will be as under: (a) For JCOs/ORs: A copy of e-PPOs, duly digitally signed, will be sent electronically to Record Offices (ROs). The concerned RO, after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is requested to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) along with Descriptive Roll of the pensioner to PDA concerned. ROs are also requested to kindly provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as hard copy or through e-mail as deemed fit. If any discrepancy is observed by the RO in e-PPO or death occurs before the date of retirement/discharge, then this fact may be immediately brought to the notice of PSA for remedial measures. PDAs are advised to affect payment based on e-PPO after confirmation from Record Office concerned in the form of receipt of hard copy of e-PPO and Descriptive Roll. (b) For Commissioned Officers: A copy of e-PPOs, duly digitally signed, will be sent electronically to Army HQ. In order to have enhanced security in the process, the Army HQ after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is requested to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) to the PDA concerned. The Army HQ is also requested to kindly provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as hard copy or through e-mail as deemed fit. If any discrepancy is observed by the Army HQ in e-PPO or death occurs before the date of retirement, then this fact may be immediately brought to the notice of PSA for remedial measures. PDAs may commence the payment of pension on basis of e-PPO and Descriptive Roll from this office and hard copy of e-PPO received through Army HQ. One copy of the e-PPO will also be sent to the PCDA(O) , Pune in respect of all Commissioned Officers. PCDA(O), Pune is requested to check all entries printed in the e- PPO with reference to the LPC-Cum-Datasheet forwarded by them. In case any discrepancy is noticed, the same should be immediately brought into the notice of this office. 5. Process of verification of e-PPOs; PDAs shall take the following steps: (a) On receipt of e-PPOs though the medium specified above, PDAs shall verify the genuineness of the digital signature affixed on the e-PPO. (b) Name of authorised signatories who have been provided digital signature through e- Mudra by this office for signing of e-PPO digitally will be made available on website of PCDA(P) Allahabad at URL www.pcdapension.nic.in. All PDAs are requested to refer to the website of this office and check the name of such authorised signatories for the purpose of digital signature on e-PPO accordingly in order to ensure that no PPO with unauthorised signature is acted upon. (c) PDAs shall wait for the confirmation from the Army HQ / Record Office as the case may be, before releasing the first payment and starting pension payment monthly. (d) It shall also be confirmed by the PDA that the payment is not being released again in respect of same PPO number (including the PPO suffix of 4 digits) to the pensioner inter-alia due to duplicate receipt of e-PPO. In such a scenario, the PDA will inform the PSA that the event of duplicate transmission of the given PPO has been detected and no action on such e-PPOs except the first one has been taken. 6. Pension certificate issued by this office in respect of JCOs/ORs is discontinued with immediate effect. 7.The PPO series circulated by this office Circular No. 571 dated 19.12.2016 in case of JCO/ORs and Circular No. 27 dated 24.11.2016 in case of ICOs stand withdrawn with immediate effect except for those PPO’s which pertain to blocks of manual PPO’s. Also, PPO series for Defence Civilians which have been circulated by this office will continue to be in force till e-PPOs are started in respect of Defence Civilians by this office. 8.The change statement regarding addition or deletion of pensioners on the strength of the Pension Disbursing Authorities may be forwarded to this office in Annexure “E” to this office Circular No. 189 dated 28.02.2017 in CSV format to e-mail ID pcdap- [email protected] . A hard copy of this change statement may also be forwarded to Shri K K Pant, SAO, O I/C Audit Section, Office of the Principal CDA (P), Allahabad-211014 in usual manner in terms of Para 17 of Annexure ‘H’ to Scheme for payment of pension of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks and para 126 of Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) -2013. 9.Separate communication will be issued by office of PCDA(Navy) Mumbai and Office of CDA(AF) New Delhi regarding implementation of e-PPO in respect of Pensioners of Indian Navy and Indian Air Force respectively. S/d, (AK Malviya) Sr. AO (P) Source : PCDA … Continue Reading…
EPFO introduces a new facility for its members to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online On the eve of Deepawali, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having Universal Account Number (UAN) and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online. This, in turn, would facilitate the members, a better and speedy EPFO services. The facility has been made available at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal>> LINK UAN AADHAAR. Using the facility, EPFO members can online link their respective UAN with Aadhaar. While using the facility, the member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to his/her mobile linked with UAN. After OTP verification, the member will have to provide his/her Aadhaar Number. Another OTP will be sent to his/her mobile/email linked with Aadhaar. After OTP verification, if UAN details are matched with Aadhaar details, then UAN will be linked with Aadhaar. After linking, the EPFO member may avail online EPFO services linked with Aadhaar. Source : PIB … Continue Reading…
Diwali Gift to the Soldiers of the Country Soldiers and officers of various army and para-military units like CRPF, BSF, BRO, ITBP, etc. are deployed in remote and far flung areas to protect Borders of India. The soldiers and officers are working day and night without bothering about difficult weather conditions and as they are posted away from their homes and headquarters, there is a constant requirement for them to speak to their family and also to their Headquarters. They use only DSPT service provided by BSNL because there is no other means of communications available in those areas. Briefing the media here, the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that in order to use the facility of DSPT, the soldiers & officers at present are required to pay monthly fee of Rs.500/- and call charges of Rs.5/- per minute. But, looking at the requirement of Soldiers & Officers and also the heavy cost they have to incur for talking to their family members, government has taken an important decision on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Shri Sinha said, from Diwali day (19th October, 2017), no monthly fee will be taken for using DSPT service, that is, the current monthly fee of Rs.500/- will be ‘Zero’ from tomorrow. And also, the present telephone charges of Rs.5/- per minute is being reduced to Re.1/- per minute. With this special Diwali Gift from Government of India, Defence personnel can now talk without worrying for more expenses to their home and their Headquarter. The Minister also wished the jawans and officers and their family members A Very Happy Diwali. … Continue Reading…
CGDA - Fixation of Pay and Grant of Increment in revised pay structure. No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-II Dated: 18/10/2017 To All PCsDA/CsDA PCof A(Fys) Kolkata Subject : Fixation of Pay and grant of increment in revised pay structure clarification – regarding. The matter regarding fixation of pay under 7th CPC in respect of employees promoted between 1st day of January and the date of notification of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 and methodology to be adopted in such cases has already been furnished by HQrs vide letter bearing No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-I dated 8.09.2016. Further, on receipt of Dept of Expenditure OM dated 29.09.2016 , the same was circulated to all controllers for necessary action regarding re fixation of pay in such cases. Also , references on above subject received from Controllers was suitably replied in the light of above orders. 2. Of late, this HQrs has been receiving various references regarding application of the orders issued by AT-II Section of this office vide their letter No. AT/II/2703/Clar dated 28.04.2017 thereby seeking clarification regarding availability of option to switch over to 7th CPC from 07/2016 in cases where the official has been promoted between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification. 3. The matter was referred to MoD(Fin.) DAD Coord for taking up the matter with Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) for issuing necessary clarification in this regard. 4. In reply, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their No. 300346981 dated 14.09.2017 received under MoD(Fin) ID No. 1333/C/2017 dated 18.09.2017 have clarified that -“the option to switch over to the revised pay structure either on 01.01.2016 or the date of next increment is applicable under Rule 5 of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 in case of post held on 01.01.2016. Further, they have clarified that if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option. Thus, the option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to revised pay structure . (copy attached) 5.This is for information and necessary action. S/d, (Kavita Garg) Sr. Dy.CGDA (AN)Ministry of Defence (Finance) DAD-Coord Room No. 24-A, South Block, New Delhi Subject : Fixation of Pay under CCS (RP) Rules 2016: Clarification regarding. CGDA’s office UO Note No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-II dated 30.06.2017 on the above subject placed at pages-1-2 ante may kindly be perused. 2.Rule 5 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 prescribes that i) A Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure. ii) Provided further that in cases where a government has been placed in higher pay or scale between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of these rules (25.07.2016) on accounts of promotion or up-gradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or up-gradation, as the case may be. 3.The relevant detail of the instant case is appended below: (i) Shri Vinod Anand, IDAS (Retd) was promoted from Junior Time Scale to Senior Time Scale with effect from 03.06.2016. His pay was fixed on his promotion as under:As onPay in 6th CPC (PB-3 & GP 5400)Pay in 7th CPC (in pay matrix level 10 86 11)Remarks1.01.16Rs.30190/-+ Rs. 5400/- 'Rs.92,700/-Promoted from JTS to STS wef 03.06.2016 and opted for fixation on accrual of next increment wef 01.07.163.06.16 Rs.92,700/-1.7.16 Rs.99,500/-(ii) However, Shri Vinod Anand, IDAS (Retd) has submitted that his pay should be fixed as per the clarification of MoD D(Civ-I):As onPay in 6th CPC (PB-3 & GP 5400)Pay in 7th CPC (in pay matrix level 10 & 11)Remarks1.01.16Rs.30190/-+ Rs. 5400/- '------------Promoted from JTS to STS wef 03.06.2016 and opted wef 01.07.163.06.16 Rs.30190/-+ Rs. 5400/--------------1.7.16Rs.32360/-+Rs.6600/-Rs.1,02,500/-iii) Department has earlier referred the case to MoD D (Civ) [nodal wing of MoD dealing with pay matters] vide UO Note dated 28.02.2017 (P-9/c) duly supported with orders of pay fixation carried out by Ministry of Home Affairs and UPSC (P-5/C & overleaf). MoD D (Civ) clarified (P-10/C) that the provisions of Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 arc very clear and opined that the pay fixation order of UPSC seems to be correct and in consonance with the provisions mentioned in CCS (RP) Rules. However, MoD D (Civ) also mentioned that in case further clarification is required matter may be referred;: to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. (iv) CGDA’s office after having re-examined the case in light the clarification of MOD D(Civ-l) has opined that that a Government servant who has already vacated the post before 01.07.2016 on account of promotion/up-gradation cannot continue in the pre-revised scale up to the date of increment 07/2016 and hence can either elect to switch over to revised pay structure from 01.01.2016 or from the date of such promotion as laid down under Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules (P-2/C). 3. Ministry has been requested to take up the matter with Ministry of Finance, Implementation Cell for clarifying whether the pay fixation order as affiluied by MoD(Civ-I)’ can be implemented for regulation of pay fixation under 7th CPC. The case has been sent with the approval of Jt. CGDA. 4.The matter has been examined and it appears that provisions contained in rule 5 of CCS(RPR) Rules, 2016 are not absolutely in agreement with each other since different interpretations have been made by various organizations viz. CGDA and MoD D(Civ.)/UPSC/Ministry of Home Affairs to deal with the cases of pay fixation where individuals granted promotions after 01.01.2016 have opted for benefit of pay fixation with effect from the date of next increment viz. 01.07.2016 in the existing pay structure and then wished to switch over to CCS(RPR) Rules, 2016. In the instant case if the case is strictly regulated in accordance with second proviso to rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the same puts the individual to a considerable recurring loss in pay fixation as brought out in pa 3(i) & (ii) above. Hence, the matter needs to be examined by the nodal ministry viz. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure for issue of instructions with regard to manner of pay fixation in such cases. 5.In view of the position explained above, if kindly approved we may request Ministry of Finance, Implementation Cell to examine the issue and favour this Ministry with clarification as the matter is not free from doubt in regard to manner of fixation of pay in respect of officials promoted/upgraded during 01.01.2016 till the date of notification viz. 25.07.20.16, who have opted to switch over to CCS(RP) Rules wef date of next increment viz 1.7.2016. (Anu Arora) AFA (DAD – Cord)Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure (E.III.A Branch) Reference: Notes in Ministry of Defence File No. 1333/C/2017 Ministry of Defence (MoD) may kindly refer to their preceding notes in File No 1333/C/2017 relating to fixation of pay for employee promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of issue of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016. 2. The matter has been considered and it is informed that the option to switch over to the revised pay structure either on 01.01.2016 or from a later date than 01.01.2016 i.e., on the date of promotion or the date of next increment, is applicable under Rule 5 in case of post held on 01.01.2016. Thus, if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, i.e., 03.06.2016 in this case, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option, as this post is no longer held on the date of next increment. Thus, option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to the revised pay structure. 3. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Personnel). S/d, (Ram Gopal) Under Secretary (E.III.A) 14.09.2017 AFA (DAD Coord), M/o Defence(Fin), South Block, New Delhi. M/o -Finance, D/o Expenditure, I.D. No. 300346981 dated 14.09.2017 Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Krishnamoorthy Ramarathnam says
From the nomenclature of CCL, it is evident that a mother may not necessarily take care of a child. Father too may have to take care of his child. Physical presence may not be necessary for taking care of somebody as one-can employee maids/tutors or other persons for such purpose.
At present, only female employees are enjoying the benefit of 730 days CCL having 2 children upto 18 years of age. Don’t you feel that the same benefit should be extended to the male employees also whose spouse is not a government employee or is unemployed/housewife.
Logically speaking, more often than not a women’s husband is found to be employed, whereas a man’s wife may not be employed. In other words she may be a housewife or homemaker.
It is also seen that a male employee has a single income i.e. he happens to be the sole bread earner for his family whereas a women employee comes under double-income group.
CCL is therefore, more necessary for a male government servant whose spouse is unemployed or is a housewife than a women employee whose spouse is employed and falls under double-income group. They are comfortable with their income as they can very well employee maids/ tutors and other persons for taking care or looking after their children below 18 years.
Hence, in my opinion CCL should be extended to the male government employees (whose spouse is unemployed) also having children below 18 years.
IT MAY FINALLY BE CONCLUDED THAT CCL CAN BE AVAILED OF BY ANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE WHOSE SPOUSE IS UNEMPLOYED OR BY ONE OF THE SPOUSES IF BOTH ARE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
I think this point should find a place in the forthcoming 7th Pay Commission.
Women employees only may be given the benefit of 730 CCL but without pay as in the case of Extra ordinary leave. Strictly NO WORK, NO PAY policy should be applied to this case also . That is, their period of CCL availed of may be treated for calculating the length of service, but they should not be entitled to any pay for the said period.
Hope my suggestion will be kindly acknowledged.