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7th Pay Commission Commutation of Pension - Option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension - Railway Board Order

7th Pay Commission Commutation of Pension - Option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension - Railway Board Order

Railway Board issued an order regarding Option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension.
PC-VII No.08/2016
RBE No.128 /2016
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/8
New Delhi, Dated: 02.11.2016.

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th CPC - option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW)'s No.O.M. No.42/14/2016-P&PW(G) dated 24th October 2016 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis and mutandis on the Railways also. Rule 10 of of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 corresponds to Rule 11 of Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993 DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 04.08.2016 referred to in the enclosed O.M., was adopted on Railways vide letter of even number dated 12.08.2016.

2. Since, DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 04.08.2016 was circulated on Railways vide Board’s letter of even number dated 12.08.2016 the option mentioned in Para 3 of O.M. dated 24.10.2016 may be given to Railway employees who retired between the period 01.01.2016 and 12.08.2016.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director Finance(Estt.) III,
Railway Board

Download PC-VII No.08/2016 RBE No.128 /2016 No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/8, dated 02.11.2016

F.No.42/14/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date: 24th Oct, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of the 7th CPC - Option regarding commutation of additional amount of pension.

The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government's decision on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission, orders have been issued for revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension etc. vide this Department’s OM 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 04.08.2016. In para of the said OM, it has been mentioned that there will be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

2. As per Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, an applicant who has commuted a percentage of his final pension and after commutation his pension has been revised and enhanced retrospectively as a result of Government’s decision, the applicant shall be paid the difference between the commuted value determined with reference to enhanced pension and the commuted value already authorised. For the payment of difference, the applicant shall not be required to apply afresh.

3. References have been received in this Department that many pensioners who retired after 01.01.2016 and have drawn pension/commuted value of pension based on their pre-revised pay/pension do not wish to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on revision of pay/pension on implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC. the matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), It has been decided that those pensioners who retired from 01.01.2016 till 04.08.2016 i.e. the date of issue of orders for revised pay/pension based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC may be given an option, in relaxation of Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, not to commute the pension which has become additionally commutable on revision of pay/pension on implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC. The Cases where the additional pension after 7th CPC has already been commuted will not be re-opened.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure ID No.192/E.V/2016, dated 30.09.2016.
(Suiasha Choudhury)
Director(Pension)
Railway Board.
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Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2016 Result Declared

Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2016 Result Declared

The following are the lists, in order of merit of 126 candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2016 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2016 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 142nd Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course i.e. 201/16 F/PC.

There are some common candidates in the three lists for various courses.

The number of vacancies, as intimated by the Government is 200 for Indian Military Academy [including 25 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate (Army Wing) holders], 45 for Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala -[ General Service] including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders](Naval Wing) and 32 for Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.

The Commission had recommended 92, 31 and 03 as qualified in the written test for admission to the Indian Military Academy/ Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy respectively. The number of candidates finally qualified are those after SSB test conducted by Army Head Quarters.

The results of Medical examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists.

Verification of date of birth and educational qualifications of these candidates is still under process by the Army Headquarters. The candidature of all these candidates is, therefore, Provisional on this score.
Candidates are requested to forward their certificates, in original, in support of Date of Birth/Educational qualification etc., certificates claimed by them, along with Photostat attested copies thereof to Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters, as per their first choice.

In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters.

These results will also be available on the UPSC website at http.//www.upsc.gov.in However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website after completion of its complete process i.e. after declaration of final result of Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2016.
For any further information, the candidates may contact Facilitation Counter near Gate 'C' of the Commission's Office, either in the person or on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 between 10:00 Hours & 17:00 Hours on any working days.

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Central Government Employees disappointed for poor pay, allowances

Poor 7th Pay Commission Pay and allowances - Central Govt Employees disappointed

Poor 7th Pay Commission Pay and allowances - Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka expresses disappointment of Central Government Employees

Central Government Employees disappointed for poor pay, allowances

New Delhi: Central government employees are feeling let down by the political authority of the country for denying them their due in terms of better monthly salary and allowances.

Despite representations to the Prime Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railways Minister, Departmental heads and Committees set up by the government to look into the pay and allowances related grievances, the employees have expressed utter disappointment that they have not been heard so far.
“ We had sought a minimum pay of Rs 26,000, they gave us Rs 18,000. After every meeting they do not say anything. We ask, how much you can improve upon, you tell us how much you can go, buy they don’t say anything, said K. K. N. Kutty, President, Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers, on the discussions the union has had over Allowances.

“There is no discussion in real terms, they simply listen to us and do not commit anything. We think the political authority, we don’t know, it could be Prime Minister, has not authorized the bureaucracy to commit anything to us,”added Kutty.

When around 33 lakh central government employees threatened to go on strike on July 11 protesting the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, the Finance Ministry had agreed to set up Anomalies Committee, and Allowances Committee who would be mandated to go through the fine print of the 7th Pay Commission.
Even after the formation of 22-member Anomalies Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) with members from both the official and staff side, and Allowances Committee headed by Finance Secretary, no settlement on the wage hike or allowances issue appears in sight.

The Government is yet to set up the high level committee on minimum wage, fitment formula revision and other main demands of central government employees as assured by Cabinet Ministers in July 2016.
The National Joint Council of Action, a front formed by six government staff unions, including Confederation of Central Government Employees (CCGE), All India Defence Employee Federation and National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association representing the staff side of the central government employees have even threatened to go on a large scale agitation and hold a march up to the Parliament on December 15, if government fails to improve on pay and allowances over what has been implemented under 7th Pay Commission.

As per the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, central government employees got 14.27 percent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is said to be the lowest in 70 years.

The salary hikes of government employees indeed appear meager when compared to the 100 percent hike expected by the Members of Parliament soon.

The point not to be missed is that, while the salaries of central government employees were revised after 10 years, the MPs’ salaries were last revised in 2010.

Source : karnatakacoc
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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation - reg.
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.I/5(C)/Pt.I
Dated: 04/11/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation - reg.

Ref.: (i) NFIR's PNM item No.40/2012
(ii) NFIR's letter No. 1/5(c )/Part I dated 22/02/2016, 25/04/2016 & 01/08/2016
(iii) Railway Board’s Letter No.E(P&A)-II/2012/FE2/4 dated 31/10/2016.

With reference to reply received vide Board's letter dated 31/10/2016, the Federation desires to convey as follows :

(a) NFIR vide agenda item No.40/2012- last para, had demanded that condition mentioned in para 3 in Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-99/HRA-2 dated 16.03/2000 should be waived off or withdrawn.

(b) Federation also demanded that provision as mentioned in para 2 of the agenda item be made applicable to all categories of railway employees whether they belong to "Essential" or "other than Essential" categories.

It seems, the Railway Board have not examined the above issues with positive mind, taking ground reality into account with regard to availability of railway residential quarters, their condition for human occupation or otherwise. Due to total failure in maintenance of existing railway quarters on Zonal Railways, many quarters became totally outdated, unfit for occupation and overdue for demolition.

The main problem is that when the employee has vacated the quarters, he is denied HRA till the said quarter is physically occupied by another employee. This needs to be addressed.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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Tamil Nadu Fundamental Rules - Rule 101(a) - Maternity Leave - Enhancement of maternity leave from 6 months (180 days) to 9 months (270 days) - Orders issued

ABSTRACT

Tamil Nadu Fundamental Rules - Rule 101(a) - Maternity Leave - Enhancement of maternity leave from 6 months (180 days) to 9 months (270 days) - Orders issued

PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS (FR.III) DEPARTMENT

G.O.(Ms.) No.105
Dated: 07.11.2016
Read:
1. G.O.(Ms.) No.51, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (FR-III) Department, dated 16.05.2011.
2. G.O.(Ms.) No.61, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (FR-III) Department, dated 16.06.2011.
3. G.O.(Ms.) No.138, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (FR-IV) Department, dated 19.11.2013.


ORDER:
In the Government orders first and second read above, orders were issued enhancing the maternity leave from 90 days to 180 days to married women Government servants, with less than two surviving children, which may be spread over from the pre-confinement rest to post-confinement recuperation, with full pay, at the option of the women Government Servant. Accordingly, in the Government Order third read above, Rule 101(a) of the Fundamental Rules was also amended.


2. The Government, after careful consideration, based on the announcement made in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly by the Hon'ble Chief Minister on 01.09.2016, under rule 110 of the Legislative Assembly Rules order that the maternity leave admissible to married women Government Servants with less than two surviving children, which is 6 months (180 days) at present, be enhanced to 9 months (270 days), with full pay, which may be spread over from the pre-confinement rest to post-confinement recuperation, with full pay, at the option of the women Government Servant. The women Government Servants who proceeded on maternity leave, prior to the date of issue of this order and continue to be on that leave as of now, are also eligible for availing maternity leave upto 9 months (270 days), in total.

3. Necessary amendments to the Fundamental Rules will be issued separately.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

S.SWARNA
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
Authority: www.tn.gov.in
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