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Monday, 18 May 2015

IPS officers, IRS officers seek pay parity with IAS officers from 7th pay panel

7CPC: IPS officers, IRS officers seek pay parity with IAS officers from 7th pay panel

New Delhi: Various service associations of All India Services and allied services have represented to the Seventh Pay Commission seeking pay parity with IAS officers and adequate representation in central government’s policy making positions.


Officers associations of Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) have made detailed presentations to the Pay Commission about their grievances and suggestions for the future.

Though made separately, the associations’ presentations unanimously voiced their demand for ensuring pay parity with IAS officers and a share in Joint Secretary-level posts at the Centre.

Though made separately, the associations’ presentations unanimously voiced their demand for ensuring pay parity with IAS officers and a share in Joint Secretary-level posts at the Centre.

The Indian Revenue Service officials demanded that top level posts be increased to accommodate them on par with IAS officers. Asserting that they were involved in the important task of collecting revenue for the government, the IRS officers association said the superiority of IAS and Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers should go as they did not face any hardships.

Listing out the “disparities”, the associations complained about delay in empanelment of officers of their services as Joint Secretaries at the centre vis-a-vis IAS officers. For example, they said, while a 1997 batch IAS officer is empanelled as Joint Secretary, for empanelment of an IPS officer he has to be of the 1993 batch, 1994 batch for IA&AS and 1989 for IFoS.

These organisations deprecated IAS officers deciding the fate of other All India Services and Allied services officers.

The IRS officers also demanded positions ranging from Superintendents of Police to Joint Directors in the CBI for its officers, claiming they were equipped to deal with economic crimes.

IA&AS memorandum also sought equality in rules governing central deputation and allowances.

In its representation, the IPS Officers Association deplored that its demand for pay parity with IAS and IFS has been ignored by successive Pay Commissions.

“But the same (their demand) has not found favour with the Commission. Unfortunately, the reasons for turning down the request were never based on merit but through direct acceptance of flawed arguments made by the other side on the basis of specious premises,” it said.

The IPS officers also demanded that there be more options for them in central staffing and policy making, especially police-specific jobs like internal security division under the Union Home Ministry.

There are hardly any joint secretary or secretary level officers in the bureaucracy from IPS. The memorandum also said that out of 111 posts of Central Vigilance Officers, only 21 were occupied by IPS officers.

It also spoke about the duty of a police officer which went beyond his ordinary scheduled work hours. “A police officer is subject to restrictions on his private life, one of which is the obligation to obey an order to return to duty,” it said.

The duty hours spanned more than 16 hours a day and, therefore, there was a need to introduce an ‘Overtime Allowance’ for police personnel.

Previous UPA regime had announced the Seventh Pay Commission which was constituted on February 28, 2014. Chaired by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, it has Vivek Rae as full-time Member, Ratin-Roy as part time Member and Meena Agarwal as Secretary.

The Commission has been given 18 months to submit its recommendations and its term expires in October this year.

PTI
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National Anomaly Committee Meeting will be held on 29.5.2015 – Agenda Points

National Anomaly Committee Meeting will be held on 29.5.2015 – Agenda Points

NFIR published the order issued by the DoPT to convene a meeting of National Anomaly Committee on 29th May 2015 and also attached agenda points…

No.11/1/2015-JCA
Government India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 12th May, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee – 29th May, 2015 at 3.00 P.M.

The undersigned is directed to say that a meeting to discuss the items which were discussed in the last National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on 17.07.2012 and required separate examination (as annexed) is scheduled to be held under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (E) on 29th May, 2015 at 15.00 Hrs in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
sd/-
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director(JCA)
Tel/Fax: 011-23094906
Distribution:
ALL STAFF SIDE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE. (List attached).
1. Secretary, Staff Side Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
2. General Secretary, AIRF, 4 State Entry Road, New Delhi.
3. General Secretary, NFIR, 3, Chemsford Road. New Delhi.

AGENDA FOR THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29.5.2015.

ITEM No.1
Review of MACP to Grade pay of Rs. 2000/- where there is no such grade
pay in Railway.

ITEM No. 2
Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic running Staff.

ITEM No. 3
Teatment of employees selected under LDCE SCheme / GDCE Scheme

ITEM No. 4.
Grant of minimum entry pay meant direct recruit to promotes.

Source: NFIR
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Pay Fixation on MACP as per 6th Pay Commission – Some Illustrations

Pay Fixation on MACP as per 6th Pay Commission – Some Illustrations

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS)

MACP clarifications is given with useful illustrations for Defence Civilian Employees. This type of explanations is very useful to know and clarify the doubts of the new scheme. Wittingly to clear in the particular subject, because it is connecting with lifetime promotion of every employee.

This scheme for career upgradations to Central Govt. employees was introduced with effect from 1-09-2008 with introduction of revised pay rules 2008.

This scheme has replaced earlier scheme of Assured Career Progression Scheme of August 1999.
Under this scheme, an employee would get at least three career upgradations during his entire service on completion of 10,20 and 30 years of service.
Under this scheme an employee would be placed in next higher grade pay on completion of 10 years in previous grade and in case of no promotion has been offered to him.

a. Illustrations of Grant of MACP – Illustration – 1
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with no promotion for 10 years,
1st financial upgradation after 10 years with GP-Rs.4600;
2nd financial upgradation after (10+10) 20 years with GP- Rs.4800;
3rd financial upgradation after (10+10+10) 30 years with GP- Rs.5400.

Illustration – 2
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with first promotion after 5 years with GP of Rs. 4600,
The promotion will be considered as 1st financial upgradation;
2nd financial Up gradation after (5+10) 15 years with GP-Rs.4800;
3rd financial up-gradation after (5+10+10) 25 years with GP-Rs.5400.

Illustration – 3
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with 1st promotion in 5 years with GP-Rs.4600 and 2nd promotion after 8 years,(5+8=13 years) with GP of Rs.4800,
He will get only 3rd financial up-gradation after (5+8+10) 23 years with GP-Rs.5400.

b. Norms for grant of MACP
The financial up gradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay.

The only 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.
However, if the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in Para 17 of the scheme, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.

c. Clarifications on MACP

If the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules is such that promotions are earned in the same grade pay, then the same shall be counted for the purposes of MACP.

Only the continuous regular service is counted towards qualifying service and the regular service shall commence from the date of joining in direct entry grade on the MACP envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay as given in Section1, Part A of first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008.

Financial upgradation will also be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years in the same grade pay.
Only regular service rendered in the Central Government Department/Office would be counted for the purposes of grant of MACP.

All tenures spent on deputation, Foreign Service, study leave, all kind of leave, shall be included in the regular service.

d. The benefits of MACP are admissible upto HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000.
All cases of grant of promotions/ACPs under pre-revised pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000, Rs. 6500-10500 and Rs. 7400-11500 and if those merged w.e.f. 1-1-2006 would be ignored for purpose of grant of financial upgradation under the scheme.

Source: CGEN.in
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6th CPC INTRODUCES NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS

6th CPC INTRODUCES NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS
6th CPC has the honour of introducing a number of new changes.
Some of the most important changes introduced by the 6th CPC are GRADE PAY STRUCTURE, 3% INCREMENT, CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, and announcing July 1 as INCREMENT DAY FOR ALL. In addition, it also created new regulations to avoid smaller calculations – the method of “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN.”

Even as the 7th CPC is fast approaching, doubts about the Increment Calculation on the basis of the 6th CPC persists, especially about the “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN” method. It is obvious that doubts persist.

In order to avoid decimals, it is a usual practice to round off anything over 50 as 1, and less than 50 as 0. But, according to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 of the 6th CPC, 100.90 is to be taken as 101, and, 101 is to be rounded off as 110.

Let us assume that a person’s increment calculation results in 510.90. That has to be taken as 510. But, if the number is 511, then it has to be taken as 520.

Let us get to the interesting part of this concept:
For those with Band Pay higher than 7440, there are chances that Transport Allowance would rise from Rs. 400 to 800 or from Rs. 600 to 1600. There are possibilities that even 10 Paise could make a big impact.

The difference between Rs. 7430 and Rs. 7440 is huge..!
Many would have found themselves in critical junctures where these small differences would result in differences of Rs. 1000 per month, adding up to Rs. 12000 per year. That could be one of the reasons why some employees are upset with these calculations. The ones who had to lose due to these calculations will remember it for a very long time.

In the beginning of 2009, a few departments didn’t understand these calculations properly. They went about rounding off 50 Paise as Re. 1 and calculated increments on that basis.
Even when 6th CPC tried to remove the impact of Paise in the calculations, it somehow continues to have an effect!

Source: 7thpaycommissionupdates.blogspot.in
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Increment benefit comparison between 5th & 6th Pay Commission – An overview about Central Government Employees’ Increment

Increment benefit comparison between 5th & 6th Pay Commission – An overview about Central Government Employees’ Increment

‘Increment’ is definitely one of the most popular words in the Central Government employee’s dictionary. It is a known fact that each year, without fail, increment brings considerable raise in salary for Central Govt employees. Until about the 5th CPC, there was no major change in the increment system. But, the 6th CPC brought in landmark reforms in the increment system.

Until then, increments were given in the form of a consolidated amount. The 6th CPC recommended that it be calculated on percentage basis. The Central Government ordered that it be calculated at 3% of the employee’s basic pay with effect from 1.1.2006.

The CG employees didn’t realize how useful this was going to be. They thought it wouldn’t amount for much. It was Rs.75 for Rs. 3050 and revised to Rs. 210 for Rs.7000 with simple calculation.
But that was not the end of the story. It was only after a number of years that they realized the true impact of this reform. Let us explain the benefits with an example:

Let us consider the examples of A, and B, two employees who had joined the Central Government services: In five years of getting recruited, B gets a promotion. A gets a promotion three years after B.
On the basis of the 6th CPC :

7th CPC

[BP-Basic Pay, Inc.-Increment, GP-Grade Pay, BP-Pay in Pay Band]

Can you understand the difference now?
In 6th CPC the difference between ‘A’ and ‘B’ will be Rs.70 only, whereas in 5th CPC it will be Rs.300.
The Junior doesn’t have to worry that the senior has a tremendous advantage over him. In the past, the Junior wouldn’t be able to attain the Senior’s basic pay until retirement.

Source: www.90paisa.blogspot.in
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Increment issues – Why is Annual Increment denied to employees retiring in June?

Increment issues – Why is Annual Increment denied to employees retiring in June?

Why is Annual Increment denied to employees retiring in June?

Until 01.01.2006, the date of implementing employee’s annual increment was fixed on the basis of his/her date of appointment or promotion option. After the 6th CPC, it was decided that 1st July of each year would be the uniform date of implementation of annual increment for all Central Government employees.
Employees who are appointed after January 1st are not eligible for that year’s annual increment on July 1. They qualify for annual increment only the next year.

The revised pay rules said that “If an employee is on leave or is availing joining time on the 1st of July, the benefit of annual increment in pay will be drawn only from the date on which he resumes duty and not from the first of July. Each year, employees who retire in the month of June are not given the annual increment of the year since they do not report to work on 1st July. Only those employees who resume duty on July 1st are eligible to receive the annual increment. Or, the day they report back to work is taken as the date for implementing the annual increment. Since there are no possibilities for the retired employees to return to work, they are not considered as qualified to receive the annual increment.

The revised pay rules states that only those who have been receiving the same basic pay continuously for 6 months are considered as qualified for annual increment. According to the another rule of qualification for increment, the person should have complete one year in service after receiving the annual increment. Therefore, despite being qualified, these employees are denied their annual increment.

There is an order that states that those who retire on July 1st should complete the retirement formalities in the month of June.

Instead of strictly looking into such technicalities, it would be a nice gesture on the part of the Government to extend the benefits of annual increment to those senior employees too who retire from service in the month of June.

Source: www.90paisa.blogspot.in
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Cadre Restructuring Proposal for Group -C Cleared by MOC & IT

Cadre Restructuring Proposal for Group -C Cleared by MOC & IT

The Cadre Restructuring for Group -C Employees has been signed by the Ministry and forwarded to DOPT for Final Approval on 13.05.2015.

It is expected that the proposal would be approved by DOPT after various formality checks and clearance from Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance.
 
The Salient features of the agreement are as follows :
1. Number of LSG posts will increase from 8 % to 22 %
2. Number of HSG II posts will increase from 2 % to 12 %
3. Number of HSG I posts will increase from 1.5 % to 4 %
4. After completion of 2 years in HSG I the official will be promoted to 4800 GP (Non-functional Basis)
5. The above proposal will be applicable to RMS, Circle Office and SBCO in the same ratio
6. Postman/Mail guard will get the same ratio of promotion.
1. The Post of SPM in Single and Double Handed Post offices will be placed under 2800/- Grade Pay ie All LSG and I MACP officials would man the offices.

2. The Post of SPM in Triple Handed and LSG Post offices will be placed under 4200/- Grade Pay ie All present HSG II / MACP II officials would man the offices and Posts.

3. The Post of HSG I and HSG II would be merged and placed under Grade Pay of 4600/- and be granted 4800/- on non functional basis after 4 Years.

4. The Post of Existing Postmaster Cadre officials will be modified in light of the same on approval of the Cadre Restructuring…
The Present Postmaster Grade -I Offices are likely to be placed under the Grade Pay of 4200/-
The Grade I Posts are likely to get ungraded to Grade II , creating wide opportunity for the Postmaster Cadre Official to get promoted to Grade II and Placed within the same division.

The Present Grade II offices are likely to be placed under 4600/- Grade Pay creating more number of offices for HSG I and II officials.

The Norms of the Postmaster Grade III Offices would be modified so as to identify 1/3rd of the merged HSG I and II for Postmaster Grade III.

Copy of the earlier agreement signed with Union
cadre restructure in postal

Source: sapost.blogspot.in
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Rounding off the amount of Increment to next multiple of 10

Rounding off the amount of Increment to next multiple of 10

Rounding off the amount of Increment to next multiple of 10 : Clarification regarding.

Attention is invited to this HQrs Circular No. AN/XIV/14162/6th CPC/Circular/Vol.IV, dt. 29/0212012 wherein it was directed to adopt the methodology stipulated in Rule 7(Note 2A), Rule 9 and Rule 11 of GoI, MoF notification, dated 29/08/2008 (RPR 2008) for rounding off at the time of fixation of pay while granting annual increment for the year 2006, 2007 and 2008 and implement the revised instructions issued by MoF, Department of Expenditure vide their OM, dated 29/01/2009 only for annual increments granted on or after 07/2009.

2. In this regard, a reference has been made by one of the controller offices bringing out the anomaly caused due to adoption of different methodologies by different controller offices in rounding off the amount of increment while carrying out refixation of pay due to implementation of MoF, Deptt. of Expenditure OM dated 19/03/2012.

3. To avoid any anomaly, it is reiterated that the instructions laid down under this HQrs circular dated 29/02/2012 are to be followed in-toto while refixation of pay on account of implementation of MoF, Dept. of Expenditure OM dated 19/03/2012 also. Accordingly, the instructions issued by MoF, Dept. of Expenditure vide their OM dated 29/01/2009 to round off any amount of a rupee or more to the next multiple of 10 is to be implemented only for calculation of increment under revise pay structure granted on or after 01/07/2009.

This is for your information, guidance and necessary action please.

Click to view the original order in both English and Hindi
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