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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES – DOPT CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES

MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES – DOPT CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES

MACP DoPT Orders 2019

No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi -110001
Dated the 22nd October, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT:- CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES REGARDING MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.44 of its report, recommended that Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay matrix, the employees will move to the immediate next Level in the hierarchy. As per the recommendations, the Scheme will be available to all posts, including Group “A” posts, whether isolated or not. However, Organised Group “A” Services will not be covered under the Scheme. In other words, MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to HAG level, except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services.

2. The Government has considered the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission for continuation of MACPS and has accepted the same. The MACPS will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. Under the Scheme, the employee will move to immediate next Pay Level in the new Pay Matrix.

3. The Scheme shall continue to be applicable to all regularly appointed Group “A”(except officers of the Organised Group “A” Services), “B”, and “C” Central Government Civilian Employees. Casual employees, including those granted ‘temporary status’ and employees appointed in the Government on adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the aforesaid Scheme. The details of the MACP Scheme and conditions for grant of the financial upgradation under the Scheme are given in Annexure-1.

4. A Screening Committee shall be constituted in each Department to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme. The Screening Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two members. The members of the Committee shall comprise officers holding posts which are at least one level above the level in which the MACP is to be considered and not below the rank of Under Secretary equivalent in the Government. The Chairperson should generally be a level above the members of the Committee.

5. In cases where the Appointing Authority is the President and the Screening Committee is constituted in the Secretariat of the Ministry /Department, then the power to approve the recommendations of the Screening Committee is delegated to the Secretary of such Ministry or Department. In cases where the Appointing Authority is the President and the Screening Committee is constituted in an organization (for e.g., field office, attached/subordinate office, etc), then the power to approve the recommendations of the Screening Committee is delegated to the Head of such organization. In all other cases, the power to approve the recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be with the Appointing Authority.

Also check: MACP guidance as per recommendations of the 7th CPC

6. In order to prevent undue strain on the administrative machinery, the Screening Committee shall follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first-half of a particular financial year (April-September) shall be taken up for consideration by the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July shall process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half of the financial year (October.,.March).

7. In so far as . persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

8. Any interpretation/ clarification of doubt as to the scope and meaning of the provisions of the MACP Scheme shall be given by the Department of Personnel and Training (Establishment-D). The MACP Scheme continues to be effective from 01.09.2008.

9. No stepping up of pay in the level would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACP Scheme.

10. Hindi version will follow.

(A. Bhattacharya)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES – DOPT CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES


Annexure-I


O.M. No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 2.10.2019

1. There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years services, respectively, or 10 years of continuous service in the same Level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier.

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the hierarchy of the Pay Matrix as given in PART A of Schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Thus, the level at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive Pay Levels, be lower than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher level attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

3. The financial upgradations under the MACPS would be admissible up-to level 15 in the Pay Matrix, corresponding to the Higher Administrative Grade (HAG).

Also read: MACP – All about Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme applicable to Central Government Employees after implementation of 7th Pay Commission

4. (i) Benefit of pay fixation available _at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme [as prescribed in Para 13 of CCS(Revised Pay Rules), 2016].

(ii) There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same pay level as granted under MACPS.

(iii) However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher pay level than what is available under MACPS, then he shall be placed in the level to_ which he is promoted at a cell in the promoted level equal to the figure being drawn by him on account of MACP. If no such cell is available in the level to which promoted, he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that level. The employee may have an option to get this fixation done either on the date of promotion or w.e.f. the date of next increment as per the option to be exercised by him.

5. Promotions earned/upgradation granted under the MACP Scheme in the past to those grades which are in the same Level in the Pay Matrix due to merger of pay scales/upgradations of posts recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradations under Modified ACPS. The benefit of merger will accrue w.e.f. the date of notification of the Recruitment Rules for the relevant post.

6. Fixation of pay on grant of financial upgradation under MACPS on or after 01.01.2016 shall be made as per Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued vide Department of Expenditure notification dated 25th July, 2016 and in terms of provisions contained in DoP&T OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017.

6.1 In cases where financial upgradation had been granted to Government Servants in the next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of Grade Pays as per the provisions of the MACP Scheme of 19th May, 2009, but whereas as a result of the implementation of Seventh CPC’s recommendations, substantive post held by him in the hierarchy of the cadre has been upgraded by granting a higher Pay Level in such cases the MACP already granted to him prior to 7th CPC shall be refixed in the revised pay structure at the next higher level of Pay Matrix. To illustrate, in the case of Postal Inspector (GP 4200/-) in Department of Posts, who was granted 1st MACP in the Grade. Pay of Rs; 4600/- in PB-2, he will now be granted (grade pay of Rs 4800 in the pay band PB-2) Level 8 of the Pay Matrix consequent upon upgradation of the post of Postal Inspector from GP of Rs. 420,0 to GP of Rs. 4600/Level 7 in the Pay Matrix. However, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of Levels in the Pay Matrix as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

7. With regard to fixation of his pay on grant of promotion/ financial upgradation under MACP Scheme, a Government servant has an option under FR22 (1) (a) (1) to get his pay fixed in the higher post/ Pay Level either from the date of his promotion/upgradation or from the date of his next increment viz. 1st July or 1st January, subject to provisions in the Scheme.

8. Promotions earned in the post carrying same Pay Level in the promotional hierarchy as per Recruitment Rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

9. ‘Regular service’ for the purposes of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis. Service rendered on casual, adhoc/ contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular service in same/another Central Government Department in a post carrying same pay level in the Pay Matrix prior to regular appointment in a new Department, without a break, shall also be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purposes of MACPS only (and not for the regular promotions). However, benefits under the MACPS in such cases shall not be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period in the new post.

10. Past service rendered by a Central Government employee in a State Government/Statutory Body/Autonomous body/Public Sector organization, before appointment in the Central Government shall not be counted towards Regular Service.

11. ‘Regular service’ shall include all periods spent on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other kinds of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority.

12. The MACPS shall also be applicable to work charged employees, if their service conditions are comparable with the staff of regular establishment.

13. Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including in-situ promotion scheme, or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in a Ministry/Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category of employees, if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Schemes, after necessary consultations or they may switch-over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes shall not run concurrently with the MACPS.

14. The MACPS is directly applicable only to Central Government Civilian employees. The Scheme may be extended to employees of Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under the administrative control of a Ministry/Department subject to fulfillment of conditions prescribed in DOPT’s OM No. 35034/3/2010-Estt.(D) dated 03.08.2010.

15. If a financial upgradation under the MACPS is deferred and not allowed after 10 years ina level, due to the reason of the employees being unfit or due to departmental proceedings, etc., this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of first financial upgradation.

16. On grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. However, financial and certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an employee such as HBA, allotment of Government accommodation shall be permitted.

17 (i). For grant of financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme, the prescribed Benchmark shall be ‘Very Good’, for all levels. This shall be effective for upgradations under MACPS falling due on or after 25.07.2016 and the revised benchmark shall be applicable for the APARs for the year 2016-17 and subsequent years.

17(ii). While assessing the suitability of an employee for grant of MACP, the Departmental Screening Committee (DSC) shall assess the APARs in the reckoning period. The benchmark for the APARs for the years 2016-17 and thereafter shall be ‘Very Good’. The benchmark for the years 2015-16 and earlier years• shall continue be as per the MACP guidelines issued vide DoPT O.M. dated 19.05.2009:

    “The financial upgradation would be non-functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-I. Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS the benchmark of ‘good’ would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be ‘Very Good’ for financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs. 7600 and above.”

For example, if a particular MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the following benchmarks for APARs are applicable:


APAR for the yearBenchmark grading for MACP for Level 11 and belowBenchmark grading for MACP for Level 12 and above
2013-14 and earlier yearsGoodVery Good
2014-15GoodVery Good
2015-16GoodVery Good
2016-17Very GoodVery Good
2017-18 and subsequent yearsVery GoodVery Good

18. In the matter of disciplinary/ penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued thereunder.

19. The MACPS contemplates merely placement on personal basis in the immediate higher Pay Level /grant of financial benefits only and shall riot amount to actual/functional promotion of the employees concerned. Therefore, no•reservation orders/roster shall apply to the MACPS, which shall extend its benefits uniformly to all eligible SC/ST employees also. However, the rules of reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be mandatory to associate members of SC/ST in the Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme.

20. Financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such, there shall be no additional financial upgradation for the senior employees on the ground that the junior employee in the grade has got higher pay/ Level under the MACPS. However, in cases where a senior Government servant granted MACP to a higher Grade Pay before the 1st day of January, 2016 draws less pay in the revised pay structure than his junior who is granted MACP to the higher Level on or after the rst day of January, 2016, the pay of senior Government servant in the revised pay structure shall be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay as fixed for hisjunior in that higher post and such stepping up shall be done with effect from the date of MACP of the junior Government servant subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions, namely:-

    (a) both the junior and the senior Government servants belong to the same cadre and they are in the same pay Level on grant of MACP;

    (b) the existing pay structure and the revised pay structure of the lower and higher posts inwhich they are entitled to draw pay are ientical;

    (c) the senior Government servants at the time of grant of MACP are drawing equal or more pay than the junior;

    (d) the anomaly is directly as a result o.f the application of the provisions of Fundamental Rule 22 or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such grant of MACP in the revised pay structure:

    Provided that if the junior officer was drawing more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this sub rule shall not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.


21. Pay drawn in the level of Pay Matrix under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for determining the terminal benefits in respect of the retiring employee.

22. In case an employee is declared surplus in his /her organisation and appointed in the same pay-scale or lower scale of pay in the new organization, the regular service rendered by him/ her in the previous organisation shall be counted towards the regular service in his/her new organisation for the purpose of giving financial upgradation under the MACPS.

23. In case of transfer ‘including unilateral transfer on request’, regular service rendered in previous organisation /office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organisation /office for the purpose of getting financial upgradations under the MACPS. However, financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be allowed in the immediate next higher Pay Level in the Pay Matrix as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Wherever an official, in accordance with terms and conditions of transfer on own volition to a lower post, is reverted to the lower Post/ Grade from the promoted Post/ Pay Level before being relieved for the new organisation/office, such past promotion in the previous organisation/ office will be ignored for the purpose of MACPS in the new organisation/office.

24. If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee befote becoming entitled to an upgradation under the scheme, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as the employee has not stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If,however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdrw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and in such case, the second or next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal of promotion.

25. Cases of persons holding higher posts purely on adhoc basis shall also be considered by the Screening• Committee alongwith others. They may be allowed the benefit of financial upgradation on reversion to the lower post

26. Employees on deputation need not revert to the parent Department for availing the benefit of financial upgradation under the MACPS. They may exercise a fresh option to either draw pay in the level of Pay Matrix attached to the post held by them on deputation or the pay in the pay level admissible to them under the MACPS, whichever is beneficial. In case, the employee opts to draw pay in the pay level admissible to him/her under the MACPS, the.deputation (duty) allowance shall be regulated in terms of the instructions issued by DoPT vide O.M. No.2/11/2017-Estt.(Pay II) dated 24.11.2017, as amended from time to time.

27. Illustrations

A. (i) If a Government servant in Level 2 gets his first regular promotion in the Level 4 on completion of 8.years of service and then continues in the Level for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd financial upgradation under the MACPS in the Level 5 after completion of 18 years (8+10years).

(ii) (a) In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get 3rd financial upgradation in the Level 6 on completion of further 10 years of service i.e. after 28 years (8+10+10).

(ii) (b) However, if he gets 2nd promotion after 5 years of further service to the grade say in the Level 7 [i.e. on completion of 23 years (8+ 10+5years)], then he would get 3rd financial upgradation in Level 8 after completion of 30 years.

(iii) (a) If he gets 2nd promotion before 20th year (say 19th year), then he gets 3rd MACP, at the end of 29th year, (i.e. 10 years from 2nd promotion) provided he does not get 3rd promotion.

(iii) (b) If he gets 2nd promotion after 20th year (say in 23rd year), and there is no 3rd promotion before 30 years, then he may be allowed 3rd MACP at the end of 30 years.

B. If a Government servant in Level 2 is granted 1st financial upgradation under the MACPS on completion of 10 years of service in the Level 3 and 5 years later he gets 1st regular promotion in Level 4, the 2nd financial upgradation under MACPS (in the next level w.r.t. level held by Government servant) will be granted in Level 5 on completion of 20 years of service. On completion of 30 years of service, he will get 3rd MACP in the Level 6. However, if two promotions are earned before completion of 20 years, only 3rd financial upgradation would be admissible on completion of 10 years of service in Level from the date 2nd promotion or at 30th year of service, whichever is earlier

C. If a Government servant has been granted either two regular promotions or 2nd financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme of August, 1999 after completion of 24 years of regular service then only 3rd financial upgradation would be admissible to him under the MACPS on completion of 30 years of service provided that he has not earned third promotion in the hierarchy.

Deputy Secretary

Source: DoPT
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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

7th CPC Revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 retired Running Staff


7th pay commission latest news for railway pensioners

Revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 retired Running Staff

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. D-43/34/2017-F(E)III
New Delhi, dated:17.10.2019.
The General Secretary, 14-NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi - 110055.

Dear Sir
Subject: Revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 retired Running Staff - reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’S letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/ R.B.-Part II dated 11.01.2018, II/35/Pt.XIV dated 15.01.2018 and 12.02.2018 on the above subject.

2. In this regard, it is stated that instructions were issued vide letter dated 24.01.2018 for revision of pension/family pension of Running Staff retired prior to 01.01.2016 in terms of the first Formulation as accepted by the Government. However, on receipt of the representation from various quarters for reconsideration of the instructions dated 24.01.2018, the matter was referred to Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) and Department of Expenditure (DoE), Ministry of Finance. DOP&PW, has agreed with the views of this Ministry and stated that for the purpose of revision of pension of Thinning Staff w.e.f. 01.01.2016, the element of Running Allowance may not be considered for fixation of notional basic pay in the Pay Commissions subsequent to the date of retirement/death of the Running Staff personnel. Department of Expenditure has stated that the issue is basically related to DOP&PW and that Ministry of Railways may take an appropriate view in the matter based on the views of DOP&PW.

Also check: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners in implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission concordance tables

3. As advised by DOP&PW and Ministry of Finance, the issue has been considered by Board and it has been decided to continue with the instructions dated 24.01.2018 and treat it as final.
Yours faithfully,
For Secretary / Railway Board
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Fixation of pay of medically unfit running staff on being appointed against alternative posts in revised 7th CPC pay structure


7th CPC latest news today notification
Fixation of pay of medically unfit running staff on being appointed against alternative posts in revised 7th CPC pay structure

7th-CPC-latest-news-today-notification-medical-unfit-7th-CPC-pay-structure


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.171/2019
No.E(NG)I-2018/RE-3/3
New Delhi dated 14.10.2019
The General Manager (P)s
All Zonal Railways and Production Units
& RDSO etc.
(As per standard list)

Subject: Fixation of pay of disabled/medically unfit running staff on being appointed against alternative (stationary) posts in revised (7th CPC) pay structure

As the Zonal Railways am aware, pay of medically unfit Railway servants while absorbing them in alternative post is presently fixed as per instructions contained in Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2008/RE-3/4 dated 30.04.2013. These provisions provides that while determining pay in Pay Band for the purpose of fixation of pay of medically unfit running staff in alternative (stationary) post, an amount equal to such percentage of basic pay (pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay) representing pay element of running allowance as may be in force from time to time may be added to the existing pay in Pay Band and the resultant figure (ignoring the fraction of rupee, if any) rounded off to the next multiple of 10, would be the pay in the Pay Band in the alternative post with no change in the Grade Pay of substantive post, in suitable alternative post.

Also read: Re-fixation of pay of Running Staff in 7th CPC pay level

2. The above issue of pay fixation of medically disabled / unfit running staff on such circumstances in pursuance of the 7th CPC regime has been under consideration of Board. It is pointed out that upto and including the 5th CPC pay regime, the pay scales had fixed stages and method of pay fixation of such running staff was governed in terms of para Nos. 1307 and 1308 of Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/RE-3/9(2) dated 29.04.1999. With the restoration of fixed and defined pay intervals in the form of distinct cells within each pay level in the 7th CPC pay matrix, it is clarified that the principles of pay fixation enunciated in Board’s letter ibid which will now hold good. This means that while fixing the pay of a medically decategorised running staff in an alternative stationary post if the resultant pay (after 30% addition) does not correspond to any cell, in the same pay level, then the pay will be fixed in the next - below cell of the same pay level and difference in pay will be protected as personal pay which will be adjusted in future increment (s).

3. It may also be noted that pay fixation as per para - 2 above will not apply for medical de-categorisation cases of 6th CPC regime, covered under Board’s letter dated 30.04.2013 referred to at para 01 above.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(M.K.Meena)
Deputy Director Estt.(N)
Railway Board
Source: NFIR
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7th CPC Hospital Patient Care Allowance In Railway


7th CPC Hospital Patient Care Allowance In Railway

7th Pay Commission Hospital Patient Care Allowance to Group 'C' &'D' Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals

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NFIR

No. I5(g)/2019
Dated: 21/10/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group 'C' &'D' Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM ltem No. 12/2016.
(ii) Board's letter No. 2015/H-1/10/10/HPCA dated 14/03/2016 addressed to CMD, Central Railway.
(iii) Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol. III dated 18/04/2016 (RBE No. 36/2016.
(iv) Board's letter No. E(P &A)II/2017/ AL-4 dated 27/06/2018 addressed to GM (P), Central Railway.
(v) NFIR's letter No. I/5(g)/Part VI dated 08/09/2018.
(vi) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/Misc./4 dated 13/09/2018.
(vii) NFIR's letter No.I/5(g) Part VI dated 19/09/2018.
(viii) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/Misc/4 dated 21/01/2019 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(ix) NFIR's letter No. I.5(g) Part VI dated 18/02/2019.
(x) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/Misc./4 dated 08/03/2019 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(xi) NFIR's letter No. I/5(g) dated 28/05/2019.

Kind attention is invited to the correspondence cited above on NFIR's PNM item No. 12/2016 pending with the Railway Board. Though the subject was discussed with the Railway Board (ED/PC-I) in the special meeting held on 04/06/2019 and Official Side conveyed that the matter was under consideration, unfortunately the issue has not yet been settled.

Also check: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway Employees

Federation further desires to convey to the Railway Board that pursuant to Railway Board's instructions revising the designations of various erstwhile Group 'D' Staff (RBE No. 201/2018 dated 27/12/2018), the following categories of staff working in the Railway Hospitals have been excluded from the payment of HPCA/PCA.

1) Hamals, GP 1800 and 2) Peon Assistants, GP 1800 now revised as Hospital Attendant.

In this connection, NFIR desires to state that the staff of above categories working in the Railway Hospitals also undertake various jobs and come into contact with the patients, therefore they should also be covered for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance.

NFIR, therefore, request the Railway Board again to review and issue instructions to the Zonal Railways etc., soon covering all the remaining categories of staff working in the Railway Hospitals for the purpose of payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance as has been allowed to the staff of categories working in the Central Government Hospitals.

A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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Payment of Revised DR (Dearness Relief) to Central Government Pensioners from July 2019

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners – Revised rate effective from July 2019

Payment of Revised DR (Dearness Relief) to Central Government Pensioners from July 2019


No.42/04/2019-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date:- 21st Oct, 2019

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.07.2019 – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/04/2019-P&PW(D) dated 06.03.2019 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 12% to 17% w.e.f 01.07.2019.

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No.4/34/2002-P&PW(D)Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No.23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.


4. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No.45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No.38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

6. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

7. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

8. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

9. This issues in accordance with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.1/3/2019-E.II(B) dated 14th October, 2019.

Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Dearness Relief to Re-employed Pensioners

Dearness Relief to Re-employed Pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/13

New Delhi, dated: 16.10.2019

The GMs/PFAs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Payment of DR to re-employed pensioners-reg.

In terms of DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 45/73197-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999, circulated to Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dated 05.08.1999, re-employed pensioners who held Group ‘A’ post or posts of the ranks of Commissioned Officers, at the time of their retirement, are not entitled for any dearness relief on their pension during the period a pensioner is re-employed under the Central or State Government or in a Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under them in India or abroad.

2. Instances have come to the notice of Board seeking clarification on how to regulate the dearness relief in cases where Group ‘A’ Railway Officers re-employed in Joint Ventures and companies registered as the private under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in which government shareholding was below 50% at the time of their joining and subsequently the shareholding of Government has gone more than 50%. The issue was examined in consultation with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW), nodal department of Government on pensionary matters. The clarification received from DOP&PW vide their O.M. dated 22.02.2018 has been considered by Board.

3. DOP&PW vide their O.M. dated 22.02.2018 has clarified that the pensioner whose last pay drawn is protected and is not fixed at the minimum in the re-employed post in a Government or Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under the Government, he would not be entitled to dearness relief on pension while working in the re-employed post. For this purpose all Corporations/Companies which are owned by the Government are to be treated as Corporations/Companies under the Government. Further, such Corporations/Companies, though not directly owned by the Government but more than 50% of their shareholding lies with the Government and/or Government Companies are also required to be treated as Corporations/Companies under the Government for the purpose of regulating Dearness Relief on pension (copy enclosed).

4. Strict compliance of the aforesaid instructions may be ensured while deciding the cases of Dearness Relief on pension on re-employment.

D.A.: As above.

(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.
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Government Employees of Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to get all 7th CPC Allowances from 31st October 2019

Government Employees of Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to get all 7th CPC Allowances from 31st October 2019

Government Employees of Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to get all 7th CPC Allowances from 31st October 2019


Central government news today – 7th CPC Allowances

Ministry of Home Affairs
Government Employees of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh to get all 7th CPC Allowances from 31st October 2019

22 OCT 2019

After the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 8th August, 2019, wherein he announced that all the financial facilities being given to the employees of other Union Territories (UT), as per the recommendations of 7th CPC, would soon be extended to the employees of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh.

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Accordingly, Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah has approved the proposal of payment of all 7th CPC allowances to the Government employees of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh, which shall come into existence from 31st October, 2019. Union Home Ministry has issued orders in this regard. The move will benefit 4.5 lakh Government employees, who are working in the existing State of Jammu & Kashmir and will become the employees of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh from 31st October, 2019.

The annual financial implication of 7th CPC allowances like Children Education Allowance, Hostel Allowance, Transport Allowance, LTC, Fixed Medical Allowance etc. in respect of 4.5 lakh Government employees of existing State of Jammu & Kashmir shall be Rs. 4800 crore tentatively:


S.No.DescriptionAmount (Rs.in Crore)
1i) Children Education Allowance
ii) Hostel Allowance
607.00
1823.00
2Transport Allowance1200.00
3Leave Travel Concession (LTC)1000.00
4Fixed Medical Allowance108.00
5Other Allowances62.00

Total4800.00



Source: PIB
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