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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees


7th CPC Transport Allowance: Modification order for Employees in Pay Level 1 & 2
No.21/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 2nd August, 2017.

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

In partial modification of this Department's OM. of even number dated 07.07.2017 regarding implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees, the President is pleased to decide that Central Government employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- & above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600/- plus D.A. thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the above cited OM. and @ Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all Other Places.

2. All other contents of the above cited OM. dated 07.07.2017 shall remain unchanged.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. These orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Service Estimates. In respect of the Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.


(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Transport Allowance to Central Government employees
Source: www.doe.gov.in
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Submission of fake caste certificates


Submission of fake caste certificates

Instructions were issued by Department of Personnel and Training on 01.06.2017 to all Ministries/Departments to collect information about appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon. The Ministries/Departments have been requested to collect information from all Organisations under their administrative control about the cases where the candidates got/alleged to have got appointment against vacancies reserved for Scheduled Cates, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes on the basis of false/fake caste certificate and send a consolidated report to the Department of Personnel and Training by 15.07.2017. In the response received so far from eight Ministries/Departments, no such case has been reported.

The extant instructions provide that if it is found that a Government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant Service Rules.

Further, in order to discourage unscrupulous persons getting benefits through false caste certificates, State Governments/Union Territories have also been requested to consider issue of appropriate instructions for initiating disciplinary proceeding against the errant officers who default in timely verifications of caste certificate or issue false certificates.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Ram Vichar Netam and Smt. Vijila Sathyananth in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Simplification of pension procedure - Papers submitted in time-limit then PPO be handed over before retirement: DoP&PW Order


Simplification of pension procedure - Papers submitted in time-limit then PPO be handed over before retirement: DoP&PW Order
No. 1/27/2011-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
the 1st August, 2017
Office Memorandum

Sub: Simplification of pension procedure (i) Handing over of PPO to the retiring employee by the Head of Office before retirement and

(ii) Submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers - reg.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this department's Office Memorandum of even number, dated 7th May, 2014 (copy available at departmental website), vide which provision had been made that the undertaking to be submitted by the retiring Government servant/pensioner to the pension disbursing bank to refund or make good any amount to which he is not entitled may be obtained by the Head of Office from the retiring Government servant along with Form 5 and other documents before his retirement. This undertaking is forwarded to the pension disbursing bank along with the Pension Payment Order (PPO) by the Accounts Officer/CPAO following the usual procedure. The bank shall credit the pension to the account of the pensioner as soon as this Undertaking is received along with the pension documents.

2. The pensioner is no longer required to visit the bank to activate the first payment of pension. Therefore, after ascertaining that the Bank's copy has been despatched by the Central Pension Accounting Office, the pensioner's copy of the PPO is to be handed over to him at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues. This should be feasible in all cases where the Government servant had submitted pension papers within the time-limits prescribed in the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

3. An employee posted at a location away from the office of the Head of Office or who for any other reasons feels that it would be more convenient to him to obtain his copy of PPO from the bank, may inform the Head of Office of his option in writing while submitting his pension papers.

4. However, in the recent past, many instances have come to the notice of this Department wherein the pensioner's copy of the PPO had not been handed over to him/her and instead had been sent to the Bank and the same was lost in transit sometimes thereby causing hardship to the pensioner.

5. In view of the foregoing, all Ministries/Departments are once again requested to strictly follow the above procedure henceforth viz., handing over the copy of pensioner PPO to him/her at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues except if the pensioner specifically requests for delivering his/her copy of PPO through bank. Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications are requested to make suitable amendments to the instructions to the Accounts Officers and pension disbursing Post Offices/Banks to adhere to the above procedure.
(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph: 24644632
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Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies


Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies

Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies

The Government has been making concerted efforts to encourage the women to join Government service by providing some special facilities as enumerated below:
(i) maternity leave
(ii) child care leave
(iii) child adoption leave
(iv) special allowance to women with disability
(v) provision of crèche facility
(vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station
(vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation
(viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment
(ix) special Leave connected with inquiry on sexual harassment
(x) age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried
(xi) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre
(xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
(xiii) Nomination of a women employee in Department Promotion Committee (DPCs). Institutional mechanisms, besides the Committees to prevent sexual harassment, exist in Government service for redressal of grievances of various nature of the women employees.
(xiv) Association of a lady member in Selection Committee/Board for 10 or more vacancies (at all levels).
This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Parimal Nathwani in the Rajya Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission: Worst in 70 years, only panel not to reduce 7th CPC pay gap


7th Pay Commission: Worst in 70 years, only panel not to reduce 7th CPC pay gap

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Employee unions are engaging in talks with the government after every central government employee has expressed dissatisfaction with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The pay panel reduced the HRA and employees are upset since it constitutes a substantial part of their salary. The Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of basic pay of the central government employees. The government decided to go ahead with the HRA.

Give HRA as per 6th Pay Commission

Employees cite the HRA recommendations made by the 6th Pay Commission. The previous commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. The employees say that they want the HRA as per the previous commission.

Why HRA hike is needed

A hike in the HRA would mean the central government employees take more salary home. HRA constitutes a substantial part of the salary. Moreover central government employees are unhappy that the arrears on allowances were not given. The cabinet had approved the allowances from July 2017 as opposed to the July 2016 demand by the employees.

7th Pay Commission did not bridge the gap

The previous commissions had bridged the pay gap where the basic pay between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats were concerned. The 2nd pay commission had done it in the ratio of 1:41 while in the case of the 6th Pay Commission it was 1:12. The 7th Pay Commission recommended a minimum basic pay for Central government employees of Rs 18,000 with a maximum pay of Rs 2.50 lakh per month. While other pay commissions reduced the gap, the latest pay panel increased it to 1:14.

Lowest hike in 70 years

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in the basic pay. The reason why central government employees are so distressed is because this is the lowest in 70 years. The previous had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.
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Opening of a Central Govt. Health Scheme, wellness Centre (allopathic) at Agartala


Opening of a Central Govt. Health Scheme, wellness Centre (allopathic) at Agartala

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Office of the Additional Director,
Central Govt. Health Scheme
Nongrim Hills: Shillong - 793 003
No. CGHS/ESTT/RECTG/61/1089-99
Dated: Shillong, the 28th July, 2017.
NOTIFICATION
Sub: Opening of a Central Govt. Health Scheme, wellness Centre (allopathic) at Agartala

This is for information to all eligible Central Govt. employees/ pensioners and other stake holders that, a Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) Wellness Centre sanctioned vide Govt. of India, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, CGHS (P) Division Order No. S.11045/1/2013/HEC, New Delhi dated 17 th November 2014 will be functioning by 1st of August 2017 at quarter no. T/V/1, Kunjaban Extension, New Capital Complex, Agartala to provide comprehensive medical facilities.

The scheme will cover the Agartala city and all eligible Central Govt. employees and their dependent family members, Central Govt. pensioners and their dependents and others eligible as per CGHS guideline residing in Agartala city.

The beneficiaries will be able to avail the CGHS facilities through the Wellness Centre during the office hours i.e. from 7:30 am to 02:00 pm in all working days except Sundays & holidays.

To,
1. The CMO I/C, CGHS WC Agartala - for necessary action
2. The Chairman, CGEWCC, Agartala - for wide circulation to all eligible Central Govt. offices
3. The Secretary, Central Govt. Pensioners’ Association, Agartala
Additional Director
CGHS, Shilong
Copy to:-
- PPS to AS&DG, CGHS, MOH&FW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
- PS to Director, CGHS, MOH&FW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
- The Addl. DDG (HQ), CGHS, MOH&FW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
- The Additional Directors, CGHS of all cities
- The Nodal Officer, MCTC, CGHS Wellness Center Building, Kalibari New Delhi 110001 - with request for uploading in CGHS website.
- The Director Health Services, Agartala
- Local newspaper of Agartala - for publication
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