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Travel by Premium Trains on LTC, Official Duty, Tour, Training, Transfer – Clarification orders issued by PCAFYS

Travel by Premium Trains on LTC, Official Duty, Tour, Training, Transfer – Clarification orders issued by PCAFYS


OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700 001.
No.T/1/72/Circular–29
Date: 24/08/2015
To
1. The Secretary, OFB, 10-A, S.K. Bose Rd., Kol – 700 001
2. All Sr. General Managers I All General Managers, Ordnance I Equipment Factories
3. All Group Controllers & Br. SAO/AOs.

Sub: Travel by Premium Trains on LTC/Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. – Clarification reg.

Attention is invited to DoPT O.M. No. 31011/2/2015 Estt.(A-IV) dated 2th January 2015 and Deptt. of Expenditure, Min of Finance, O.M. No. 19046/2/2008-E.IV dated 22/04/2015, it is clarified that travel by Premium Trains by Central Government servants on LTC/Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. is not allowed and therefore, the fare charged for Premium Trains by the Indian Railways for the journey performed by Premium Trains shall not be reimbursable. In cases where journey on Official Duty/Tour /Training/Transfer etc. has already been performed by Premium Trains, the amount reimbursed shall be restricted to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

It is, therefore, once again impressed upon all concerned not to travel by premium trains on LTC/Official duty / Tour / Training/ Transfer etc. and Controlling / Countersigning Officers are requested to regulate the said claims in terms of the Govt. of India letters cited above.

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Dy. Cont. of Accounts (Fys.)

Authority: www.pcafys.gov.in
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Indian Railways begins On-Line Recruitment Examination

Indian Railways begins On-Line Recruitment Examination

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways


28-August, 2015

Taking a new leap forward, Railway Recruitment Board are organizing Pan-India On-line (Computer Based) recruitment examination, for the first time, for 3273 vacancies of Senior Section Engineers and Junior Engineers from 26th August to 4th September, 2015. Applications for this examination were also called Online. Around 18 lakh candidates have applied for this mega On-line (Computer Based) examination. Sharp increase in vacancy to candidate ratio indicates wide popularity and acceptance of On-line mode.

This new format is expected to enhance objectivity, transparency and credibility of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams significantly. This examination is being conducted in 242 cities all over India including far off locations in North East and J&K.

The on-line system is very user friendly and fool-proof, taking care of all the checks and balances. The system allows the candidate to navigate from one question to another with utmost ease and can also be read/attempted in the respective regional languages. 
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Fixed Medical Allowance to Pre April, 2003 retired Ex-Servicemen: PCDA Circular No. 544

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003

THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADIGHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 544
Dated: 04.06.2015
Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI Rooms and are not member of ECHS.

Reference: This Office Circular NO.451 dated 21.02.2011 and Circular NO. 208 dated 27.07.1998.
A copy of GOI, MOD letter NO. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/ Policy) dated 5th May 2015 is forwarded herewith for immediate implementation. The same has also been uploaded on this Office website
www.pcdapension.nic.in and may please be downloaded at your end without waiting for the hard copy Of the order and action may be taken accordingly.

2. The fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from Rs. 300/- PM to Rs. 500/- PM with effect from 19.11.2014. Ex Servicemen who retired after 01.04.2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. However, all Pre 01.04.2003 retirees have the Option of either joining the Scheme or draw Fixed Medical Allowance as per the extant rates.

3. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as mentioned in this Office Circular No. 208 quoted under reference shall continue to be in force. PDAS are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in the affected cases accordingly.
(G K Baranwal)
Dy. Controller (Pensions)
No. Gt/Tech/0164/III,
Dated: 04.06.2015
Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-181.pdf
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Clarification regarding stepping up of pay of senior PAs of CSSS w.r.t. their juniors

Clarification regarding stepping up of pay of senior PAs of CSSS w.r.t. their juniors

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.5/16/2009.CS-II(C), dated 26/27.8.2015

Subject: Clarification regarding stepping up of pay of senior PAs of CSSS w.r.t. their juniors.

The undersigned is directed to say that several references have been received in this Department from Ministries/Departments seeking advice as to whether the pay of the senior PAs can be stepped up at par with that of their junior Shri Jai Bhagwan, PA of Department Commerce (Supply Division) (now in Ministry of Information & Broadcasting). It has also come to the notice of this Department that many Ministries/Departments have already granted stepping up of pay to their PAs at par with the pay of Shri Jai Bhagwan.

2. The issue of fixation of pay of Shri Jai ghagwan, PA has been examined in this Department. As per DoP&T’s O.M.No.35034/1/97-Estt.(D) dated 04th October, 2012, stepping up of pay is allowed to those officials who got their ACPS benefit prior no 1.1.2006 but are drawing less pay than their juniors, who got it after 1.1.2006 subject to certain conditions. Therefore, in all similar cases, the stepping up of pay of a particular senior who got the ACPS benefit before 1.1.2006 could only be allowed with direct reference to a particular junior who got it after 1.1.2006 and got his pay fixed in terrns of para 2(c) of Department of Expenditilre’s U.O. note No.10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009. Any stepping up of pay is not allowable in a chain-like manner. Shri. Jai Bhagwall got ACP on 01.07.2005 and as such, para 2(c) of Department of Expenditure’s U.O. note No.10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 would apparently not apply in his case. As such, the pay fixation order No.G-12014/1/2008-Admn dated 09.02.2011 of Shri Jai Bhagwan, PA issued by the Department of Commerce (Supply Division) is not in order.

3. Ministry of I&B were requested to explore the possibility of allowing stepping up of pay to Shri Jai Bhagwan, in case his case is covered under the O.M. dated 04.10.2012. Accordingly, DAVP, Mintstry of I&B, re-examined his case and re-fixed his pay w.e.f. 01.07.2006 by granting stepping up of pay with reference to his junior namely Smt. Promila Bandooni. A copy of DAVP, M/o I&B’s Office Order No.A.20012/07/2012-Admn.l dated 15.07.201.5 regarding re-fixation of pay of Shri Jai Bhagwan, PA of CSSS enclosed herewith.

4. In view of the above, all Ministries/Departments are advised to take further necessary action to accordingly review the stepping up of pay already granted to their PAs in comparison to Shri Jai Bhagwan, PA, CSSS and necessary recoveries of excess amount, if any, be effected. in this regard, from the concerned officials.


Authority : www.persmin.gov.in
(http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/steppinuppp.pdf)
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Revision of pensions of pre-2006 pensioners – Payment of Arrears from 01.01.2006 : CPAO Order dated 25.08.2015

Revision of pensions of pre-2006 pensioners – Payment of Arrears from 01.01.2006 : CPAO Order dated 25.08.2015
MINISTRY OF FINANCEGOVERNMENT OF INDIA
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKHAJI CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI-110056
PHONES :26174598.26174456.26174438
25.08.2015
CPA0/Tech/Pre-2005 Revision/2015-16/11
Office Memorandum
Subject:- Revision of pensions of pre-2006 pensioners.
Attention is invited to DP&PW OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-30.07.2015 on the above subject (copy enclosed) in which it has been decided to grant the benefit of revision of pension of those pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f 01.01.2006 who are entitled to get the benefit of revised pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012 as per DP&PW O.M. ofeven No. Dated-28.01.2013.
 
As per record available with CPAO, 71,515 pensioners/family pensioners are entitled to get the benefit of revised pension from 01.01.2006. These cases have been categorized as follows:-
i) 15, 466 cases which have not been revised so far to be revised by ministries / Departments after checking their records. 
ii) 26,893 cases have been revised after due process by Head of Office -> PAD-> CPAO and CPAO has full required data of these cases for which a consolidated amendment authority in batches is being separately sent from CPAO to CPPCs for effecting pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and FAQs will be informed accordingly. 
iii) 29,156 cases which have already been revised w.e.f. 24.09.2012 but HOO/PAO’s checking of information is required for sending revision special seal authority (SSA) to CPAO after following usual process
i.e. Head of Office -> PAO->CPAO.
All Heads of the Departments/ Heads of the Offices and Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/AGs/Administrator of UTs are requested to finalize the cases mentioned at category No. (i) & (iii) above at the earliest and send the revised Special Authorities through PAOs to CPAO for arranging the payment of arrears. They may also check their records for any additional cases requiring revision. The Ministry-wise/Department-wise details of outstanding cases as (i) & (iii) above have been made available on CPAO’s website which can be downloaded by using PAO login.
(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts
revision-of-pensions
Source: CPAO
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Cabinet Agrees to Give 4 Months Extension to 7th Pay Commission

Cabinet Agrees to Give 4 Months Extension to 7th Pay Commission

“The cabinet has consented to give four more months for the 7th Pay Commission to submit its report.”

Following the request from the 7th Central Pay Commission, the cabinet has given an additional four months’ grace time, according to a government release.

The 7th Pay Commission was constituted on 28.02.2014 by the centre. The 18 months’ time given to the Commission ends today. The Commission has stated that there is excess of pending workload to prepare final report and that they want to intensive consultation with stakeholders. Hence, the cabinet gave a nod to extend the time until December for the Commission to carry out its work.

As a result of this new development, the Commission will submit its report in January 2016.
Rumours and unconfirmed news about this began to circulate since Monday. The meeting of the defence minister and the finance minister with the prime minister held in the week begining onwards. And the Pay Commission’s chairman’s interaction with the prime minister – all these activities led to a lot of speculations.

There were talks that the Prime Minister’s Office was getting ready to make some important announcements regarding the One Rank One Pension scheme.

Until last month, employees were confident that the 7th Pay Commission will submit its report on time. This belief was further strengthened by a series of incidents that took place. Employees are extremely disappointed to hear this announcement.

And, Central Government employees are now wondering what the real reason could be for the sudden delay..!

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in
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