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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Highlights of 7th Pay Commission Report Spreads on Social Media and Leading Websites

Highlights of 7th Pay Commission Report Spreads on Social Media and Leading Websites

Rumors on 7th Pay Commission Report – Highlights of the report spreads on Social Media and Leading Websites
Photograph of 7th Pay Commission’s Document Spreads like Wildfire on Social Media
“A copy of one of the important letter pertaining to the 7th Pay Commission surfaced in the social media yesterday.”

A crucial document containing the signatures of four members, including the chairman and secretary of the 7th Pay Commission was released on the Social Media, creating a buzz. The document, titled “Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission Highlights” contained the seal of the Central Government, stated that it would be submitted on September 1, 2015. The report showed three pages of the document. At the end of it, there were signatures, along with names and designations of four members of the Pay Commission, including the chairman and secretary.

The document also contained the recommendations of Revised Pay Scale Structure for all groups of Central Government employees. In addition to abolishing the Grade Pay Structure, the new minimum pay scale has been fixed at Rs.21,200. There is also indicated to provide a six percent annual increment.

There is brief information on HRA, CEA, Pay Fixation and Increment. There is no information about the person/s who had released the document. Most importantly, the information provided in the document is hard to believe.

The 7th Pay Commission was all set to submit its report to the Central Government towards the end of September, but the Centre has given it an extension of four more months. According to the government, the decision was made after the committee requested for additional time to prepare the final report.

For the past few weeks, the curiosity of Central Government employees about the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission has increased. This is reflected by the increased searches on the internet for any information on the new Pay Commission. They are eagerly reading up all kinds of reports, analysis, and comments on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on topics like new pay scale, promotions, and revised allowances. They are also expressing their opinions on such articles.

There is nothing wrong in writing articles about the 7th Pay Commission based on personal opinions and aspirations. But, there is nothing funny about producing a fake document and releasing it on the internet.

Source: http://www.cgstaffnews.in/
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DA Over 100% – Admissible of supplementary claims for difference on arrears of TA/DA

DA Over 100% – Admissible of supplementary claims for difference on arrears of TA/DA

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
RBE No. 108/2015
No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/46
New Delhi, dated 21.09.2015
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Payment of difference on arrears of TA/DA arising out of Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dt.29.4.14.

One of the Railways has sought clarification regarding a supplementary claim for difference of TA/DA arising out of enhancement of Dearness allowance upto 100% w.e.f. 1.1.14 after issue of Board’s letter No.F(E)/2011/AL/28/18 dt. 29.04.14.

2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is clarified that where TA/DA has been paid at old rates supplementary claims for difference of TA/DA would be admissible in respect of official tours made on or after 01.01.14 consequent to increase in the rates of TA/DA by 25%, w.e.f. 01.01.2014.

3. This disposes of South Eastern Railway’s letter No.ENG/Bills/TA&DA/604 dated 25.08.2015.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.
(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Dy. Dir. Finance (Estt.)II
Railway Board.
Source : NFIR
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An analysis of extending the term of 7th Pay Commission – GServants

An analysis of extending the term of 7th Pay Commission – GServants

Pros and Cons of extending the term of 7th Pay Commission

Recently the central government announced the extension of term of 7th pay commission by four months till 31st December 2015. By the time there were news started coming about seventh Pay Commission that it would ask one month extension to submit the report, Unexpectedly the central government itself granted four month extension to 7th central pay commission in its Cabinet Meeting held on 26th August 2015

One day before the announcement made by central government on granting extension to the pay commission, according to PTI news report, Justice A.K.Mathur, Chairman, 7th Pay Commission, said that by the end of September 2015 the Pay commission report would be submitted to the government.

Why the central government granted four month extension when the commission itself if asked one month time?

What will happen if the 7th pay commission submits its reports on 31st December 2015?

Before to answer that, It will be very useful to know that what happened in sixth pay commission, after submission of report and how much time it took to get announced the implementation of pay commission recommendation.
  • The Sixth Central Pay commission was set up by Union Cabinet of India on 5th October 2006. The Commission, headed by Justice B.N.Srikrishna.The Other members of the commission were Prof. Ravindra Dholakia, Mr. J.S.Mathur and Member-Secretary Ms Sushama Nath, IAS.
  • The Pay Commission submitted its report to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 24 March 2008.
  • The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government headed by Manmohan Singh, approved the Sixth Pay commission recommendations with some modifications. In the cabinet meeting held on 14th August 2008, the Union Cabinet headed by Manmohan Singh gave its approval for implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
  • It was announced that the revised pay scales will come into effect from 1/1/2006 and revised rates of allowances from 1/9/2008.
    The Gazette Notification for implementation of sixth pay commission published on 29th August, 2008.
From the above reference it is known that after submission of report it will take six month time to get its approval from Central Government for implementation of pay commission recommendation.
The decision of extending the term of seventh pay commission could be a major blow to central government employees by the way as follows
1. The 7th pay commission has been made to submit its report on 31st December 2015. The stipulated time is extended as 22 Months instead of 18 months for 7th pay commission to submit its report
2. As the central government would like to ground upon the Precedents and it will take six month time from the date of submission of report to announce its approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations
3. So the Cabinet approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation will be granted by the Month of June 2016
4. Only the Revised Pay Scale will come into effect from 1.1.2016
5. The revised rate of allowances will come into effect from prospective date that is with effect from the day of Order is issued.
6. So the central Government employees will be losing the benefit of revised rate of allowances for the period of six months , which they supposed to get from 1.1.2016, provided the order for implementation of 7th pay commission will be issued on 1.7.2016.
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Clarification regarding fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen pensioners retiring before attaining age of 55 years

Clarification regarding fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen pensioners retiring before attaining age of 55 years and who hold post below commissioned officer rank in the Defence Forces.

FILE NO. 01-01/2011-PAP
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND I.T.
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS (ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION)
DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI-110001.

THE: 15th September, 2015.
TO
All Chief Postmasters General,
Chief General Managers, PLI, BD&MD,
Deputy Director General (PAF), Postal Dte.,
All General Managers(Finance),
All Directors of Accounts (Postal),
The Director Postal Staff College of India, Ghaziabad,
All Directors of PTCs.

Sub: Clarification regarding fixation of Pay of re-employed ex-servicemen pensioners retiring before attaining age of 55 years and who hold post below commissioned officer rank in the Defense Forces.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of clarification issued by the Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi, DoPT ID Note No. 1101965/2015-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 28th August 2015 on the subject cited above, for kind information and further necessary action at your end.

2. Clarification may be circulated to all sub-ordinate offices concerned, with direction to dispose all cases of pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen pensioners retiring before, attaining age of 55 years and who hold post below commissioned officer rank in the Defense Forces, in light of clarification issued.
Enclosed: As above
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Major S.N. Dave)
Assistant Director General(Estt.)
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Pay-II)

Reference preceding notes
D/o Posts may please refer to their proposal on preceding page seeking clarification regarding fixation of pay of re-employed/ex-servicemen pensioners retiring before attaining the age of 55 years, who held posts below commissioned officer rank in the Defence Forces and also whether the last pay drawn before retirement is subject to protection.

2. The. matter has been examined in this Department. It is pointed out that paras 4(a), 4(b)(i) and 4(d)(i) of DOS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 as amended vide this Department’s OM. No.3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay.ll) dated 5.4.2010, provide that in case of ex-servicemen
who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in the Defence Forces and in the case of civilians who held posts below Group ‘A’ posts at the time of their retirement before 55 years of age, the entire pension and pension equivalent of retirement benefits shall be ignored, that is, no deduction on this count is to be made from the initial pay fixed on re-employment. Also, in terms Of the Para flin) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, as amended vide this Department’s O.M. No.3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay.ll) dated 5.4.2010, the initial pay on re-employment shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1 .2006. as notified vide Section II, Part A of First Schedule to CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. These instructions do not provide for protection of last pay drawn before retirement, in such cases.

3. Deputy Secretary (Pay) has seen.
sd/-
(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary (Pay)
D/o Posts [ADG (Estt.)], Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
DoPT ID Note No. 1101965/2015-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 28th August 2015
Authority: www.indiapost.gov.in

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Seventh Pay Commission likely to propose minimum pay Rs 20,000 of central government employees

Seventh Pay Commission likely to propose minimum pay Rs 20,000 of central government employees

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to propose minimum basic salary Rs 20,000 of central government employees.


Highly-placed sources in the pay panel said on Monday, “the average increase in basic pay for all government employees will be in the region of 30-40%.”

Currently, the minimum basic salary of central government employees is Rs 7730 with Grade pay excluding dearness and other allowances. After the Seventh pay commission recommendations will come into force, the minimum basic salary will be 20,000 excluding dearness and other allowances.

A competitive minimum pay is important because it determines the the socialism view of the government and the higher number of central government employees are in the minimum pay slabs. Apart from giving good salary to lower grade employees, the pay panel also will have to consider the disparity ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees.

“A joint secretary gets now Rs 128,000 as monthly salary with dearness allowance. I do not expect it to go up to more than Rs 160,000,” a joint secretary-level official of the Central Government said.

The first, second, third, fourth, fifth pay and sixth pay commission recommended the minimum basic salary Rs 35, Rs 80, Rs 260, Rs 950, Rs 3050 and Rs 7730 respectively.

The Commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services and is in the process of finalising its recommendations.

It’s now in the process of finalising its recommendations.

The Seventh Pay Commission is also likely to keep the retirement age of central government employees unchanged at 60 years, although most of the central employees bodies sought to increase the retirement age to 62 years in their memorandum in the pay panel.

“We are not going to either recommend lowering or raising the retirement age. If we lower the age limit, the pension burden will bust the government’s medium-term fiscal targets.” highly-placed sources in the pay panel said.
Via: Central Government Staff News.blogspot.in
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Armed forces again demand resolution of pay ‘anomalies’ with 7th Pay Commission

Armed forces again demand resolution of pay ‘anomalies’ with 7th Pay Commission

NEW DELHI: The armed forces want at least five “core anomalies” in their salary structures to be resolved to establish the “correct baseline” for recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), whose term has now been extended till December 31 by the government.

While the heat and dust over one rank, one pension (OROP) is yet to settle, with a section of veterans rejecting the “diluted” version announced by the government on September 5, the serving personnel have their own deep-seated grouse over their eroding “status, parity and equivalence” as compared to their civilian counterparts.

The armed forces top brass have made several representations to the government, including the defence and finance ministries, on the core anomalies over the last one year. But have received no assurance till now. With the 7th CPC’s term being extended by four months, they are now making a last-ditch attempt to get the anomalies rectified.

One of the main demands is the grant of NFU (non-functional upgradation) for officers denied promotions due to the lack of vacancies in the steeply-pyramidal structure of the armed forces. “IFS and IPS officers, as also those from organized Group A civil services, now get NFU after the 6th CPC like IAS officers. But the armed forces have been kept out of it,” said a senior officer.

“This adversely impacts the morale of serving military officers. It also creates command, control and functional problems because even organizations that work closely with the military like DRDO, Border Roads Organisation, Military Engineer Service and the like get NFU,” he added.

Another demand is the placement of all Lt-Generals in the HAG+ (higher administrative grade) pay-scale like directors-general of police. “As of now, only 33% of Lt-Gens are in the HAG+ scale. The status of all Lt-Gens with that of DGPs must be restored,” he added.

The other anomalies deal with the grant of “uniform grade pay” and proper “initial pay fixation” of Lt-Colonels, Colonels and Brigadiers. There is also the need for all JCOs (junior commissioned officers) and soldiers to get “common pay scales”, in the backdrop of the ones recruited before January 2006 not getting them.

“Successive CPCs have given a raw deal to the armed forces compared to the bureaucracy. Virtually all IAS and IFS officers, for instance, reach the apex pay scale before their retirement due to NFU. They, therefore, get OROP through the backdoor. It’s high time the historical and traditional parity was restored,” said another officer.

The civilian bureaucracy, however, is not impressed. It feels the armed forces keep on making “more and more demands” when they already get a lot of privileges from free rations to hugely-subsidized canteens. “Military officers and jawans already get ‘military service pay’ for their tougher working conditions. The demand for NFU is unrealistic,” said a senior bureaucrat.

Read at: Times of India
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