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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant

Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant

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No. 31011/5/2015-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated October 31,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of  the Government servant - Clarification - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 31011/14/86-Estt.(A-1V) dated 08.05.1987, which inter alia provides that the Govt. servant and the members of the family may claim LTC independently, however, reimbursement in such cases will be restricted to the actual distance travelled by the family or the distance between the headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and the place visited/hometown, whichever is less.

2. Restriction of reimbursement to the distance from the Headquarter/place of posting creates an anomalous situation where the Government servant seeks to avail of LTC in respect of members of the family to the Headquarters/place of posting either from the Home town of the Government servant or from anywhere else. For illustration, a dependent child of a Govt. servant (posted in Delhi) staying and pursuing studies in Mumbai may visit a Government servant at his Headquarters/place of posting (i.e. Delhi) on LTC, however, reimbursement in such case shall be admissible for distance between the Headquarters and place of visit (which in this case is Headquarters itself), which shall be NIL in this case.

3.To resolve the issue, the matter has been considered by this Department in consultation with Joint Consultative Machinery - Staff side and Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that full reimbursement as per the entitlement of the Government servant shall be allowed for journey(s) performed on LTC by the family members from any place in India to Headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and back. When such journey is performed from the Home Town, the LTC shall be counted against 'Home Town' LTC and in case the journey is from any other place in India, then it shall be counted against 'Any place in India' LTC.

4. The provisions of this OM (para 3) will have prospective effect.

5. Hindi version will follow.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
The Secretaries
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
(As per the standard list)

Source: DoPT Orders 2017
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Income Tax : List of Taxable Elements of Pay - PCDA


Income Tax : List of Taxable Elements of Pay - PCDA 
Pune

1. Taxable Element of Pay 

Sl. No.Taxable Elements of Pay
1.Pay in the Pay Band
2.Grade Pay
3.Military Service Pay
4.Dearness Allowance
5.Non-Practicing Allowance (if any)
6.Hazard/Special Hazard Pay
7.Para Allowance / Para Reserve Allowance/Special Commando Allowance
8.City Compensatory Allowance
9.Deputation (Duty) Allowance (If any)
10.Reimbursement of Furniture
11.Reimbursement of Water
12.Reimbursement of Electricity
13.Technical Allowance
14.Qualification Pay
15.Special Action Group Allowance (on posting to National Security Guard)
16.Technical Pay
17.Language Allowance
18.Qualification Grant
19.Language Award
20.Flying Allowance
21.Leave Encashment on LTC
22.Specialist Allowance
23.Test Pilot Allowance
24.Instructor Allowance
25.Flight Test Allowance
26.Security Allowance
27.Strategic Force Allowance
Note: Provisions are applicable equally for monthly payment of Allowances as well as arrears for the said head of Pay/Allowances.

2.    Non-Taxable Elements of Pay 

Sl No.Non-Taxable element of PayAuthorityLimit of Exemption
1.Gallantary AwardA.O. 46/79; U/S 10 (18) (i) of IT Acts w.e.f. 1947Fully Exempt
2.Entertainment AllowanceU/S 16 (ii) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/81A sums equal to 1/5th  of salary (excluding any allowance/benefit)or Rs.5000/- per annum whichever is less
3.Leave Travel Concession (LTC)U/S 10 (5) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/89Actual Expenditure upto the limit of entitlement
4.Foreign AllowanceU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
5.Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA)AO 395/74 and U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
6.Servant Wages Allowance alongwith BCAAO 395/74 and U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
7.Purchase of Crockery/Cutlery/ GlasswareU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
8.Outfit allowance on posting to EmbassyU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
9.Arrears of Cash Grant - Foreign Allowance (Nepal)U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
10.Myanmar AllowanceU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
11.Representation Grant for use of crockery setU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
12Encashment of Leave on retirement whether onsuperannuation/voluntary retirement/release/invalidment etc.U/S 10 (10AA) (i) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/78Fully Exempt
13.House Rent Allowance/House Rent Reimbursement(HRA/HRR)U/S 10 (13A) of IT Act w.e.f. 06/10/1964; Limit ofexemption as per Rule 2A of IT Rules*Quantum of exemption is least of the following -
a) For Bombay/Kolkata/ Delhi Chennai
i) Allowance actually received.
ii) Rent paidin excess of 10% of salary
iii) 50% of
salary
b) For other cities
i) Allowance actually received.
ii) Rent paid
in excess of 10% of salary.
iii) 40% of salary
14.Children Education AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.5 of the IT RulesRs.100/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2children.
15.Hostel SubsidyU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.6 of the IT RulesRs.300/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2children
16.Siachen AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.1 (II) of the IT RulesRs.7000/ per month w.e.f. 01/08/1997
17.Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.2 of the IT RulesCategory I - SCA 'A' - Rs.1300/- per month CategoryIII - SCA 'B' - Rs.1050/- per month. Category IV - SCA 'C'
- Rs.750/- per month. Category VI - SCA 'D'
- Rs.200/-
per month.
18.Compensatory Field Area Allowance (CFAA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.7 of the IT RulesRs.2600/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
19.Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance (CMFAA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl No.8 of the IT RulesRs.1000/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
20.Any Special Allowance in the nature of CounterInsurgency Allowance (SCCIA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.9 of the IT RulesRs.3900/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
21.Transport Allowance granted to meet expenditure for the purpose of commuting between place of residence and dutyU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.10 of the IT RulesFor whole of India - Rs.1600/- per month
22.Transport Allowance granted to a blind ororthopedically handicapped employee with disability of lower extremities, to
meet expenditure for the purpose of commuting between place of residence and
duty
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.11 of the IT RulesFor Whole of India - Rs.3200/- per month
23.High Altitude Uncongenial Climate Allowance (HAUCA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) TableSl.No.13 of the IT RulesFor areas of
(a)Altitude of 9000 to 15000 feet (HAUCA 'I) -Rs.1060/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999. (b)Altitude above 15000 feet (HAUCA
'II' & 'III) - Rs.1600/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999.
24.Highly Active Field Area Allowance (HAFA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.14 of the IT RulesRs.4200/- per month
25.Island (duty) Allowance granted to the members ofArmed ForcesU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) - TableSl.No.15 of the IT Rules.For Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep group ofislands - Rs.3250/- per month inserted w.e.f. 29/02/2000.
26.Outfit Allowance
(Initial/Renewal)
U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of ITRules.Fully Exempt
27.Compensation for the change of uniformU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
28.Kit Maintenance AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
29.Uniform Allowance (MNS)U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
30.Special Winter Uniform AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) ofthe IT RulesFully Exempt
31.Reimbursement of Medical ExpensesU/S 17 (2) (viii) (v) of IT ActActual expenditure upto Rs.15000/- per annum.
32.Any payment from Provident FundU/S 10 (11) of IT ActFully Exempt
33.Payment of Compensation - Disability PensionCBDT F.No. 200/51/99- ITA1 dated 02 Jul 2001Fully Exempt

Note:
1. Provisions are applicable equally for monthly payment of Allowances as well as arrears for the said head of Pay/ Allowances.
2. *Salary for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP (w.e.f. 01 Sep 08) + DA + NPA (if any).

DISCLAIMER: The above provisions are with the understanding and interpretation of IT Act 1961/IT Rules as amended and instructions issued by CBDT from time to time. Rules, provisions, further amendments and clarifications are issued by IT department/CBDT only and this office does not have any role in framing the same except IT deductions at source with reference to them.

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Hospitality by suppliers, vendors to the Government Officials


Hospitality by suppliers, vendors to the Government Officials: Fin Min Order

No.F.11/13/2017-PPD
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
PP Division
516, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated 24th October, 2017.
Office Memorandum

Subject : Hospitality by suppliers/ vendors to the Government Officials - reg.

It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in the contracts signed with suppliers by some of the Ministries/ Departments have clauses of pre-inspection at the firm’s premises, where there is a provision that the suppliers or the vendors will pay for the travel, stay, hospitality and other expenses of the Inspecting officials. This is not in keeping with need to safeguard the independence of the inspecting teams. Such provisions in contracts need to be discouraged, so that Inspections are not compromised. Necessary steps may be taken to strictly avoid such provisions in the contracts with suppliers/ vendors.
Sd/-
(Vinaya T Likhar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: finmin.nic.in
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Expected DA From Jan 2018 - AICPIN for the Month of September 2017

Expected DA From Jan 2018 - AICPIN for the Month of September 2017
AICPIN for the Month of September 2017

No.5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st October, 2017
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - September, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2017 remained stationary at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between August, 2017 and September, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.26 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Onion, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Carrot, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Cucumber, Apple, Banana, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Coconut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Cauliflower, Green Coriander Leaves, Peas, Coconut, Bidi, Cigarette, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.89 per cent for September, 2017 as compared to 2.52 per cent for the previous month and 4.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 1.30 per cent against (+) 1.61 per cent of the previous month and 4.05 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Tiruchirapally, Varanasi, Lucknow, Quilon and Salem reported the maximum decrease of 4 points each followed by Giridih, Bhilwara, Raniganj, Bengaluru, Faridabad, Vishakhapathnam, Jamshedpur and Haldia (3 points each). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 12 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded a maximum increase of 7 points followed by Bhilai (6 points), Siliguri and Doom-Dooma Tinsukia (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. Rest of the 13 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 44 centres are below All-India Index and 33 centres indices are above national average. The index of Tiruchirapally centre remained at par with All-India Index. The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2017 will be released on Thursday, 30th November, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website WWW. labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

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Monday, 30 October 2017

7th Pay Commission: Will government raise minimum pay?


7th Pay Commission: Will government raise minimum pay?

The pay rise, the finance ministry says, should take place in January, and would mean a pay rise for 4.8 million central government employees and 5.5 million pensioners. If the government decides to implement the rise, which it may do after the completion of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies poll process, it would be the second successive pay hike, and would bring the real value of the minimum pay back in line.

A top Finance Ministry official, who did not wish to be named, indicated the government will be taking the proposal seriously, but cannot implement the pay rise now, it will be decided after the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies elections.

This would represent minimum pay rise of Rs 21,000 for central government employees. If this recommendation were accepted, the value of the minimum pay would be higher than the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission of Rs 18,000 and the government is now making good progress towards restoring the value it lost during the previous period of its cabinet nod, he said.

The National Anomaly Committee (NAC), which has been formed to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, has to strike a delicate balance between what is fair for employees and what is affordable for the government, without costing jobs. It does so impartially and without political interference. It is important that it is able to complete to do its work before Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, he added.

A rise in the minimum pay would be a good political move for the BJP, as it would bolster their argument on the cost of living debate for benefit poor and middle class, where Congress said that Modi government gave India achhe din with a broken GST and failed note ban.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has killed the country's economy by firing "double tap" shots of note ban and GST into it, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said.

The economic experts are also worried about the GST and note ban’s effect on exchequer. If such a situation is not chaos, then how is government going to implement minimum pay Rs 21,000?

But the official has said that it is possible for the minimum pay to jump up to Rs 21,000 with fitment factor 3.00 to reap political gains for BJP in future, but such a rise is less likely now the the central government employees unions’ demanding for hiking minimum to Rs 26,000 with fitment factor 3.68. If fitment formula is tinkered with 3.00, the salary and pension in general for all segments of employees will go up.

Earlier, the government had given nod minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month with fitment factor 2.57 on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also promised to raise minimum pay in a meeting with the central government employees unions leaders on June 30, 2016, the day after the cabinet approval of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations.

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Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings


Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings
Most Immediate
No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Economy Measures- Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings- reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 04.08.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed recently by Group of officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 29.09.2017.

2. As per decision taken during the deliberation, all Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that replacement work of old bulbs with new LED based lightnings is completed by 31.10.2017 in your offices including Attached/Subordinate Offices, CPSUs, Autonomous Bodies and field offices.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments should apprised Department of Expenditure with the action taken in this regard by 10.11.2017 positively as per the format attached.

4. Further, each Ministry/Department should nominate a Nodal Officer at the level of Joint Secretary for monitoring the progress and certifying completion of installation of LED based lightings and energy efficiency measures on behalf of the Ministry/Department. The names of the nominated officers should be provided by 03.11.2017.
(H. Atheli)
Director
To,
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments

Source: DoE
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

AIIMS doctors call off hunger strike over improper implementation of 7th Pay Commission

AIIMS doctors call off hunger strike over improper implementation of 7th Pay Commission

The resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday called off their hunger strike against improper implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendation.

In a statement issued by the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) president, Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti, it was stated that the doctors would now hold a peaceful protest in front of the residence of Union Health Minister J P Nadda, seeking a conversation with him over the issue.

"We have decided to end the hunger strike as the government is not at all concerned about the health of doctors or patients. So we will go to the Health Minister's residence and will hold a peaceful protest in front of his residence. If he is running away from his responsibilities, then we will run towards him for help," the letter read.

The resident doctors of the AIIMS had been on a hunger strike for the past three days, but they continued to work, while fasting.

Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, in his letter, stated that the government was showing step-motherly attitude only towards the AIIMS, whereas all other autonomous institutes had already been following the 7th CPC recommendations.

"When we raised our concern in front of our administration, they showed their helplessness as the matter of allowances for the AIIMS employees is under consideration by the ministry," the statement read.

The resident doctors association even wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but hasn’t received any reply thereafter.

"Our hunger strike is now moving to the fourth day, but we haven't received a single call or tweet from our ministers. They all are busy in the elections and only concerned to get votes in the name of the AIIMS. They are not at all concerned about the grievances related to the doctors or patients at the AIIMS," the letter further read.

ANI
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Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017


Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017

F.No. 12/16/2016-JCA 2
Government of India
(Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-ll) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated October 27, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017 - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that the Delhi Police have intimated about the visit of the Hon'ble Prime Minister at Patel Chowk on 31.10.2017 to pay floral tributes at the Statue of Sardar Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary. It has also been informed that the Run for Unity will be held on 31.10.2017 at MDC National Stadium and the Hon'ble Prime Minister is likely to flag off the run.

2. To make elaborate law & order/ security arrangements, the buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium are required to be sealed after conducting anti-sabotage checks. These office buildings (as per lists attached) are required to be vacated at 1500 hours on 30.10.2017 so that room are sealed after conducting regular anti-sabotage checks. The arrangements by Delhi Police will continue till 0930 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-I and till 1700 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-II.

3. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned for information/ necessary action.

4. Hindi version will follow.

Encl.: As above
S/d,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India
  • UPSC/ C&AG/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Supreme Court/ Delhi High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal/ Election Commission of India/ Niti Aayog / Central Vigilance Commission/ Reserve Bank of India/ NDMC

    LIST - I

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/ OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON  30.10.2017 TILL 0930 HOURS ON 31.10.2017

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGS
    POLICE STATION
    1.RBIParliament Street
    2.NIT/ AAYOGParliament Street
    3.SARDAR PATEL BHAWANParliament Street
    4.NIRVACHAN SADANParliament Street
    5.PUNJAB NATIONAL   BANK BUILDING, PATEL CHOWKParliament Street
    6.AKASHWANI BHAWAN/ AIR, SANSAD MARGParliament Street
    7.DAK BHAWANParliament Street
    8.JEEVAN TARA BUILDINGParliament Street
    9.JEEVAN DEEP BUILDINGParliament Street
    10.  JEEVAN VIHAR BUILDINGParliament Street
    11.  SBI BUILDINGParliament Street
    12.  SANCHAR BHAWANParliament Street
    13.  TRANSPORT BHAWANParliament Street

    LIST - II

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON 30.10.2017 TILL CLOSURE OF ARRANGEMENTS ON 31.10.2017 

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGSPOLICE STATION
    1.HYDERABAD HOUSETILAK MARG
    2.TERRITORIAL ARMY UNIT
    3.COAST GUARD HQTILAK MARG
    4.NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ARTTILAK MARG
    5.BARODA HOUSETILAK MARG
    6.BIKANER HOUSETILAK MARG
    7.BIKANER HOUSE ANNEXETILAK MARG
    8.JODHPUR HOSTELTILAK MARG
    9.CCA, MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, 16-A, AKBAR ROADTILAK MARG
    10.STC BUILDINGB K ROAD
    11.JAMNAGAR HOUSETILAK MARG

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Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV)


Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development will rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), a first of its kind initiative by the government, with an aim at improving the institutes through holding a competition among them, sources said.

The outcome of the initiative, the process of which has started recently, will be declared in June next year, the source said.

The move follows the direction of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar with an aim at improving the Kendriya Vidyalayas, the source said.

According to sources, inspection of schools would be done twice for the ranking which would be an annual exercise from next year.

With maximum 1,000 points, the KVs would be graded under four categories, with 80 per cent and above (excellent) under A category, 60-79.9 per cent (very good) in B category, 40- 59.9 per cent (Good) in C, and below 40 per cent (average) in D.

Over 1,000 KVs would be assessed under seven parameters, including academic performance which will carry the highest weightage of 500 points, followed by school infrastructure (150 points) and school administration (120 points).

Other heads under which schools would be marked include finance (70 points), community participation (60 points), grace points (90 points) and overall observation by the inspectors (10 points).

This would be the first official ranking of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country.

Higher education institutes in the country are assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body funded by the University Grants Commission.

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are central government schools in the country instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Its one of the main objectives includes catering to the educational needs of children of transferable Central government staff including defence and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

PFRDA takes a new initiative to increase pension coverage by increasing the incentives payable to Points of Presence (POPs), the principal distributive points for NPS


PFRDA takes a new initiative to increase pension coverage by increasing the incentives payable to Points of Presence (POPs), the principal distributive points for NPS

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has taken several initiatives in the past few years to increase pension coverage in the country, notably introducing e-NPS, reducing minimum contribution levels, new investment instruments, aggressive life cycle funds etc.

PFRDA has now taken a further step in this direction by increasing the incentives payable to Points of Presence (POPs), the principal distributive points for National Pension System (NPS).

The following Table gives the details of increase in incentives:


Principal Distribution Point

Services offered

Current Charge

New Charge
POPInitial Subscriber Registration*Rs. 125/-Rs. 200/-
Initial Contribution0.25% of the contribution Min: Rs.
20/- & Max : Rs.25,000/-
0.25% of the contribution Min: Rs.
20/- & Max : Rs.25,000/-
All Subsequent Contribution
All Non-Financial TransactionRs. 20/-Rs. 20/-
Persistency*-----> Rs. 50/- per annum (only for NPS-All
Citizen)
e-NPS* (for subsequent contributions)0.05% of the contribution Min Rs 5/-
& Max Rs 5000/- (Only for NPS- All Citizen and Tier-II Accounts)
0.10% of the contribution Min Rs 10/-
& Max Rs 10000/- (Only for NPS- All Citizen and Tier-II Accounts)

*Changes effected A new incentive towards increasing persistency has been introduced under which POPs will receive an incentive of Rs. 50/- per account per annum for every account which continues to contribute a minimum of Rs 1000/- in a financial year.

PFRDA believes that the renewed incentive will help in increasing the reach of pensions in India, through the efforts of Points of presence (POPs).

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Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes


Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

DoPT-Disabilities-Other-Backward-Classes

F. No. 36023/1/2017-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-1) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the October 27, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Office Memorandum of  even number dated 11.08.2017 on the subject cited above whereby the Ministries/ Departments were requested to nominate their Liaison Officers for the above training programmes organised by Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) to facilitate them in the performance of their duties.
2. It is stated that the ISTM issues course circulars for all the calendared courses at least 90 days before the commencement of the courses. Online nomination by the interested applicant/ nominees is mandatory in all courses. This is, inter-alia, required for shortlisting of the candidates, issuing automated communications through mail/ SMS of acceptance/ non- acceptance to their personal e-mail address/ mobile, plan logistics, etc.. The link for submission of online application is as under:-

http://www.istm.gov.in/home/online_nomination_form

3. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly direct their
nominated Liaison Officers to submit their online applications before the closing date to avoid inconvenience.
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
Tele. No. 2309 2110
To,
The Joint Secretaries (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments of Government
of India (through website)

Source: DoPT
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Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables


Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables

R.B.E. No:155/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7
New Delhi, Dated : 24.10.2017
The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject:   Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables-reg.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare (DOP&PW)'s O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 13th September. 2017 along with Revised Table No. 51 & 52 on the above cited subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. DOP&PW's Q.M. dated 06.07.2017, referred to in the enclosed Q.M. dated 13.09.2017, was circulated on Railways vide Board's letter of even number dated 11.07.2017.

 S/d,
(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

F.No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 13th September, 2017
OFFICE  MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0 M. of even number dated 06.07 .2017 on the above subject and to say that there is some error in the entries relating to the ore-revised pay of Rs. 56050/- (6th CPC Grade pay . Rs. 10 000. 7th CPC Level 14)) in Table 51 and Table 52 enclosed therewith.
2.It is requested that the existing Table 51 and Table 52 may be substituted by the enclosed Table 51 and 'Table 52. respectively. The revised entries have been shown in bold letters
End: As above
S/d,
(Harjit Singh)
Director
To
  1. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India (as per standard mailing list)
  2.  Controller General of Accounts. New Delhi
  3. Comptroller & Auditor General of India. New Delhi
  4. Central Pension Accounting Office. New Delhi
Table No.51
Scale of pay/Pay in the Pay Band & Grade Pay at the time of retirement
From 01.01.1986 to31.12.19955900-200-6700
From 01.01.1996 to31.12.200518400-500-22400
From 01.01.2006 to31.12.201537400-67000 GP 10000
Corresponding level w.e.f. 1.1.2016Level-14 (144200-218200)
Basic Pay From
01.01.1986 to
31.12.1995
Basic Pay From
01.01.1996 to
31.12.2005
Bask Pay From
01.01.2006 to
31.12.2015
Pay range for
pensioners retired
during 1.1.2006 to
31.12.2015
Notional Pay
as on
01.01.2016
Revised Pension
/Enhanced Family
pension (if
applicable) w.e.f.
1.1.2016
Revised Family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016
Minimum
Maximum
5900
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6100
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6300
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6500
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6700
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6900
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7100
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7300
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
19900
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20400
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20900
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21400
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21900
60340
59540
61320
157600
78800
47280
22400
61850
61330
63150
162300
81150
48690
22900
63410
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23400
65020
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23900
66680
65060
67000
172200
86100
51660
67010
69020
177400
88700
53220
69030
71080
182700
91350
54810
71090
73220
 188200
94100
56460
73230
75400
193800
96900
58140
75410
77000
199600
99800
59880

Table No.52
Scale of pay/Pay in the Pay Band & Grade Pay at the time of retirement
From 01.01.1986 to31.12.19955900-200-7300
From 01.01.1996 to31.12.200518400-500-22400
From 01.01.2006 to31.12.201537400-67000 GP 10000
Corresponding level w.e.f. 1.1.2016Level-14 (144200-218200)
Basic Pay From
01.01.1986 to
31.12.1995
Basic Pay
From
01.01.1996 to
31.12.2005
Basic Pay
From
01.01.2006 to
31.12.2015
Pay range for
pensioners retired
during 1.1.2006 to
31.12.2015
Notional
Pay as on
01.01.201
6
Revised Pension
/Enhanced Family
pension (if
applicable) w.e.f.
1.1.2016
Revised Family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016
Minimum
Maximum
5900
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6100
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6300
18400
54700
56100
144200
72100
43260
6500
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6700
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
6900
18900
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7100
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
7300
19400
56050
56100
144200
72100
43260
19900
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20400
57440
56110
57780
148500
74250
44550
20900
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21400
58870
57790
59530
153000
76500
45900
21900
60340
59540
61320
157600
78800
47280
22400
61850
61330
63150
162300
81150
48690
22900
63410
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23400
65020
63160
65050
167200
83600
50160
23900
66680
55060
67000
172200
86100
51660
67010
69020
177400
88700
53220
69030
71080
182700
91350
54810
71090
73220
188200
94100
56460
73230
75400
193800
96900
58140
75410
77000
199600
99800
59880
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7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers


7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers

PC VII No:69/2017
RBE.No.:154/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7
New Delhi, Dated 24-10-2017
The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
(As Per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers.

A Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW)'s O.M.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (iii) dated 11th September, 2017 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. The Railway Board's instructions corresponding to the DOP&PW's instructions referred to in their aforesaid O.M.dated 11th September,2017 are given under:

S.NoDOP&PW's instructionsRailways Board's corresponding instructions
1O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)(II) dated 04.08.2016Letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 10.08.2016
2O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017Letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.05.2017

S/d,
(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board
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PCDA Circular 586 : Fixed Medical Allowance to the Armed Forces Pensioners


PCDA Circular 586 : Fixed Medical Allowance to the Armed Forces Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Circular No. 586
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
Dated: 25th September, 2017
To,
The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai 400051
All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
Managers, All CPPCs
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
The CDA (PD), Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Director of Treasuries, All States
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair


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 members of ECHS.

Reference: 1). This office Circular No. 544 dated 04.06.2015, Circular No. 451 dated 21.02.2011 and Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998
2). GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August 2017.

Copy of GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August, 2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. In terms of Para-1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 29th August 2017, the fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from Rs.500/- pm to Rs. 1000/- pm with effect from 01.07.2017. 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, 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 brought out in this Office Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998 quoted under reference shall continue to be in force. PDAs are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in all the affected cases accordingly.
4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.
No. Grants/Tech /0164/III

Dated: 25th September, 2017
S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
Asst. Controller (P)
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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category


IAS-OFFICERS-PHYSICALLY-HANDICAPPED
Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category

No.13017/16/2003-AIS-1 (Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 14.02.2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that consequent upon the approval and circulation of Cadre Allocation Policy for All India Services - IAS / IPS / IFoS vide OM No. 13013/2/2016-AIS.I dated 05.09.2017, the policy for change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 14.02.2014 will now be treated as superseded w.e.f. Civil Services Examination - 2017.

2. Further, proposals of cadre change of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category on the basis of Civil Service Examination upto 2016 will continue to be considered as per policy circulated vide this Department's OM of even number dated 14.02.2014.
(Udai Bhan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23094142
Source: DoPT
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BMS demands implementation of 7th CPC in Tripura


BMS demands implementation of 7th CPC in Tripura

Hundreds of members of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) took to the streets in Agartala in Tripura demanding 28 points charter of demands, which includes implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

They gathered in front of Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here and went through the streets of the capital city before they were stopped by a large contingent of police in front of circuit house on way to the Secretariat.

Convener of Tripura BMS, Subir Debbarma has alleged, "The Tripura government employees do not even get half of what the central or other state government employees get."

"Besides, they are also deprived as the state government has not implemented the 7th CPC," he said.

"We demand that the Tripura government employees get salary at par with their Central counterparts," the convenor said.

He added: "Though the 7th CPC has been implemented everywehere, in our state even the 6th CPC is yet to be implemented. We demand its implementation immediately."

"We demand that immediately all fixed paid employees be turned into permanent employees," Debbarma said, adding, "Ours is not a poor state as the Centre gives the highest fund to Tripura being a hilly state but the present government wants to keep the people of the state poor as without poor people their politics cannot run."

In the meantime, organising secretary of BMS Sunil Kirwai said, "If the employees of Tripura get the benefit of the 7th CPC then other employees like those working in the autonomous council, municipal council, khadi gram udyog or the ICDS shall also be benefitted financially. So the 7th CPC has to be implemented."

For the last 20 years, people were engaged on temporary basis for permanent position, he poinmted out and asked, "Why for permanent posts there shall be temporary employment?"

Kirwai said that they demand all these people be given permanent status.

"Hundreds of posts are lying vacant here in spite of the youths being unemployed so we demand that these posts be filled up by appropriate candidates but the government’s attitude is not right."

He added that one of their demands is that like the Madhya Pradesh government, the Government of Tripura should also reduce the state value added tax (VAT) on petrol, which is the prime reason behind price hike and inflection.

The rally was stopped at circuit house area, after which the delegations met the state Chief Secretary at the secretariat building, where they handed over their charter of demands.

Some of the main demands include declaration of employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and autonomous bodies as state government employees and be provided with same facilities, regularisation of contractual services, filling up of all vacant posts through competitive written examination, minimum salary of Rs 18,000, allowance for unemployed youths and ensuring social security.

They also demanded the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the recent murder of Tripura TV journalist Santanu Bhaumik.

Source: 7CPC.in
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Mizoram panel to study 7th Pay Commission recommendations


Mizoram panel to study 7th Pay Commission recommendations

The Mizoram government has decided to set up a committee to study the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations even as it agreed in principle to implement it in the state.

This was decided at a meeting of the Council of Ministers last evening.

The 42,457 regular state government employees would require additional allocation of Rs 563 crore annually if the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations were implemented, state finance department officials said.

Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma said that at present, 36-37 per cent of the total state annual budget is used for paying off the salaries of the state government employees.

The expenditure on salaries did not include the salaries of employees of Lai, Mara and Chakma autonomous district councils, teachers working in deficit schools and contract and muster roll workers, Lalmalsawma said.

The meeting also approved the proposal for creation of 629 new posts for the proposed establishment of the lone Medical College - Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) - at the Falkawn village near Aizawl.

Source: 7cpc.in
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BRIEF OF THE MEETING HELD TODAY WITH THE CABINET SECRETARY (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)

 BRIEF OF THE MEETING HELD TODAY WITH THE CABINET SECRETARY (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National council (staff Side)
Joint Consulative Machinery for
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com


No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: October 24, 2017
All Constituents of National Council(JCM)

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India) and shown oru anguish for inordinate delay in finalzation of demands of the Central Government Employees, particularly National Pension System (NPS), Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

The Cabinet Secretary said that, he is aware of the problems of the Staff Side(JCM) raised by them from time to time and particularly to this issue and will definitely try to resolve them

Particularly on the issue of National Pension System(NPS) he said that the issue active consideration of the Government of India and we are trying to find out some solution to the problems arisen because of the NPS.

I also persuaded him to fix-up date of the meeting of the National Council(JCM), to which he said that, the agenda came, and some queries have been raised, which are still to be compiled by the DoP&T. He assured that, he will definitely fix-up the date of the meeting within a short period, and said that, before that, he will ask the Secretary(DoP&T) to hold meeting with the Staff Side.

I told to the Cabinet Secretary that, Central Government Employees are agitated because they feel that VII CPC has not done and justice with them and government is also ready to remove the issues pending before them.

This is for your information.

with Faternal Greetings!

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
Source: Confederation
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% w.e.f. 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017

GPF-INTEREST-RATE

General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% w.e.f. 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017.

The Government of India has announced that during the Financial Year 2017-18, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) with effect from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st October, 2017.

The Notification to this effect has been issued and published in the Gazette of India on 23rd October, 2017.

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DoT further simplifies the process for linking of Aadhaar with mobile number


DoT further simplifies the process for linking of Aadhaar with mobile number
- Introduces new OTP based option for consumer ease with two other convenient options
- Industry welcomes the move and pledges support to the government
In a bid to expedite compliance of telecom service providers with the Hon. Supreme Court's order dated 6th February regarding linking of Aadhaar card with mobile number and reverification process of mobile users, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued a comprehensive instruction on Wednesday.

As per the new rules, the DoT has introduced three new methods to link the registered mobile number with Aadhaar i.e. OTP (One Time Password) based, App based and the IVRS facility. These new methods will help subscribers to get their mobile number linked to Aadhaar without visiting the stores of the telcos. For the ease of senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness, DoT has also recommended for the re-verification at subscribers' doorstep. According to the new guidelines, the telecom operators should provide an online mechanism for people to request such service and based on availability schedule the visit and complete the process.

Speaking on the development, Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Communications, said "The Aadhaar number system was designed to allow all residents of the country access to critical government services and important information that they may need from time to time. Mobile penetration is increasing rapidly in the country and the subscribers need to be provided with the ease of linking of the Aadhaar number with the mobile number. It is the government's endeavour to improve convenience and reduce time and energy spent by consumers to accessing government information and services that is their right to access."

Representative of COAI stated, "The latest clarifications from the DoT are aligned with what the industry, and the subscribers need at this time. While, it will take a little time to implement the directions, we are working closely with the government to improve and enhance the convenience of our consumers for undertaking Aadhaar based e-KYC linking of their mobile number. We are implementing all the necessary processes so as to be able to use the additional methods prescribed including OTP, App based and the IVRS facility. We expect it to get much faster and easier for individual mobile subscribers to comply with the e-KYC norms using their Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number (ARMN)."

In a circular in August, DoT had given instructions to the telecom service providers to provide iris or fingerprint based authentication of Aadhaar. The new regulations have specified that the telecom service providers must deploy iris readers for this purpose within a reasonable geographical area.
Further, in keeping with privacy rules, the DoT has mandated that telecom service providers' agent should not have access to the subscribers' e-KYC data and only the name and address of the subscribers should be visible. Subscribers can verify or re-verify their mobile numbers from anywhere in the country irrespective of which service area their mobile connection belongs to.

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7th Central Pay Commission: Ceilings in respect of Office Expenditure on hospitality


7th Central Pay Commission: Ceilings in respect of Office Expenditure on hospitality

F.No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division
Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: October 24 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Ceilings in respect of Office Expenditure on hospitality - reg

Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) by the Government, Sumptuary allowance and Entertainment allowance have been abolished with effect from 30.06.2017. As per Resolution of the Government dated 06.07.2017, such expenditure on hospitality should be treated as office expenditure and the Ministry of Finance was to lay down the ceilings for various levels. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 11-1I2016/E.Il B (ih CPC)Pt.III(C) dated 22nd September, 2017 has conveyed the ceiling of office expenditure on hospitality.

(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
1. All Ministries/Departments of Government of lndia (as per DoPT's standard list and a request that this OM be given wide publicity).
2. All CTIs/ATls
3. Director, LBSNAA, Mussoorie.
4. Director, ISTM, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi.


No.11-1/2016/E.1I 8(7th CPC)/PUII(C)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Department of Expenditure
(7th CPC matters)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22.09.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Ceilings in respect of Office Expenditure on hospitality- regarding

Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) by the Government, Sumptuary Allowance and Entertainment Allowance have been abolished with effect from 30.06.2017, As per Resolution of the Government dated 06.07.2017, such expenditure on hospitality should be treated as office expenditure and the Ministry of Financewas to lay down the ceilings for various levels. Accordingly, the hospitality related expenditure is now to be incurred as office expenditure.

The President is pleased to decide the ceilings of office expenditure on hospitality as under:

7thCPC-Ceilings-Office-Expenditure-hospitality


2. The expenditure on hospitality with ceilings mentioned above shall be booked as 'Office Expenditure'

3. The prescribed ceilings will be effective from the date of issue of this OM.
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: DoPT
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7th Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance


7th Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance

No. I3024/0 I/20 16-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (ISTIUPA)]
Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: October 24th 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) by the Government conveyed vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Resolution No. 11-112016-IC dated July 6, 2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Training Allowance In Training Academies and Institutes shall be regulated in the following manner:
(i) Training allowance
In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group 'A' officers24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments12% of Basic Pay

(ii) Training Allowance will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period oftime and are then likely to go back.

(iii) Training Allowance will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.
2. The revised rates of training allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT
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Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants


Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants

No. A-27023/02/2017-Estt (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block No. IV, Old INU Campus
New Delhi, Dated 2110.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to enhance the rates of Special Allowance payable to those wholly engaged in Parliament work during Parliament session by 50% from the existing levels of Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1200/- payable to Assistants and UDCs respectively to the level of Rs. 2250/- and Rs. 1800/-.

2. The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. No separate instructions on this count would be required.

3. The allowance will be admissible at full rates for every calendar month in which the Parliament is in Session for at least 15 days in that month. For month with shorter periods, the allowance will be admissible at half the rates prescribed for the full month.

4. The allowance will be admissible during the period of regular leave.

5. Normally, the allowance will be admissible to only .one Parliament Assistant in a Ministry. Where a Ministry considers it necessary to engage more than one Parliament Assistant on full time Parliamentary duty, the prior approval of this Department will be necessary. Such additional staff will also be entitled to the Special Allowance mentioned above according to the status he/she enjoys. Where this Ministry has agreed in the past to the engagement of more than one Parliament Assistant for Parliamentary work in any Ministry, this Ministry's approval need not be obtained afresh.

6. No Overtime Allowance shall be paid to Parliament Assistants for the calendar months in which the Parliament is in Session.

7. The Special allowance referred to above will be classified as "Other Allowances"

8. These orders shall take effect from 01.07.2017.
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Report of the Committee on Allowances April, 2017

Report of the Committee on Allowances
April, 2017

Preface

Government of India, vide OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 23rd July 2016 constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chariman, Railway Board as Members to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Allowances.

The Committee acknowledges the assistance provided by Shri R.K.Chaturvedi Joint Secretary (IC) and his team, Shri P.K.Das, Additional Secretary (Expenditure) who headed the Group of Officers and the members of his group, the representatives of Departments / Ministries, Services and Staff Associations in finalizing the Report.

The Committee, after due deliberations, submits its report on 27th April, 2017.

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(Ashok Lavasa)
Chairman
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(Rajiv Mehrishi)
Member
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(G.Mohan Kumar)
Member
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(C K Mishra)
Member
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(B P Sharma)
Member
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(B V Sudhakar)
Member
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(A K Mittal)
Member
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(R K Chaturvedi)
Member Secretary

New Delhi
Date: 27th April 2017
Report of the Committee on 7th CPC Allowances

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