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Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC


Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1862
ANSWERED ON: 29.12.2017

Revision of Pension by LIC
R. GOPALAKRISHNAN

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the salaries and allowances of the employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) are revised periodically;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the pension of the pensioners of LIC are also revised periodically accordingly and periodically as that of the Central Government employees;

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the steps/measures being taken by the Government to revise the pension of the LIC pensioners as and when the salaries of the serving employees of LIC are revised?

ANSWER


Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) to (e): Revision of scales of pay of the employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is carried out periodically i.e. every five years. Pension of the pensioners of LIC has two components - Basic Pension and Dearness Relief. Dearness Relief gets revised every six months.

Source:Lok Sabha
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Abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future?


Abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future?

Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future?

Central Government replied that there is no such proposal at present under consideration.

In Lok Sabha on 5th January 2018, A Hon'ble member asked some questions about the Pay Commission and DA Merger as follows…
  • whether the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) under the 7th Central Pay Commission has submitted its interim report, if so, the details thereof;
  • whether the Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
  • whether the Government is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Dearness Allowance (DA) that crosses the 50 per cent mark, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
  • whether the Department of Expenditure planning to take the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes if needed, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?
The Minister of State for Finance Shri P.Radhakrishnan replied that the National Anomaly Committee set up by the Department of Personnel & Training in August, 2016 following the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission has not yet met.
About 8th pay commission in Hindi

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Raksha Mantri Issues Orders on Matter of Equivalence with Respect to Armed Forces and AFHQ CS Officers

Ministry of Defence

Raksha Mantri Issues Orders on Matter of Equivalence with Respect to Armed Forces and AFHQ CS Officers

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has issued the following orders with immediate effect:-

Ministry of Defence letter dated 18 October 2016 on the issue of equivalence between Armed Forces Officers and Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS)Officers is withdrawn.
The cadre restructuring of AFHQ CS as approved by the Union Cabinet shall be duly implemented. Designations to be created in consequence of the additional posts sanctioned by the Cabinet will be done in consultation with Service HQs. Local designations assigned both Service and Civilian Officers in Service Headquarters/InterService Organisations (ISOs) is hereby withdrawn. Both Service and Civilian Officers will use their respective cadre designations only.

So far as the Channel of reporting/rendition of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) is concerned, status quo ante is hereby restored, i.e., the position which existed prior to the issue of MoD letter dated 18 October 2016 shall prevail.

This is for strict compliance by all concerned.

Source: PIB News
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Delhi HC Judgement on MACP


Delhi HC Judgement on MACP
 
IMPORTANT - DELHI HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT ON MACP IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

Reserved on: 06.07.2017
Pronounced on: 20.12.2017
W.P.(C) 9357/2016 HARI RAM & ANR ..... Petitioners

Through : Ms. Jyoti Singh, Sr. Advocate with
Sh. Padma Kumar S., Sh. Amandeep Joshi and Sh. Himanshu Gautam, Advocates.

versus

REGISTRAR GENERAL, DELHI HIGH COURT..... Respondent
Through : Sh. Sanjoy Ghose, Sh. Rhishabh
Jetley, Ms. Pratishtha Vij and Sh. Urvi Mohan,
Advocates

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE S. RAVINDRA BHAT
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE S.P.GARG

S. RAVINDRA BHAT, J.
1. Complaining of unjustified denial of third financial upgradation under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (hereafter called "MACPS", for convenience), the writ petitioners approach this Court under Article 226 of the Constitution for appropriate directions.

2. Both the petitioners joined the establishment of the High Court initially in the cadre of Upper Division Clerk [UDC] (the first petitioner on 05.09.1998 and the second petitioner on 22.10.1984) from which they were promoted to the cadre of UDC (again on 05.09.1998 and 13.05.1999 respectively) and finally to the cadre of Reader (first petitioner on 09.10.2007 and second petitioner on 18.07.2008). The action impugned is the denial of their claim for a third financial upgradation. The petitioners challenge an order of the Screening Committee of the High Court which rejected their claim for third financial upgradation. In terms of the MACPS, an employee is entitled to assured career progression at 10 years' intervals - thus, the first financial up-gradation is after 10 years of service; the second after 20 years of service and the third, on completion of 30 years of service.


3. The MACPS had its precursor in Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP), formulated by the Central Government and brought into force with effect from 09.08.1999. The ACP guaranteed career progression after completion of 12 years of service. The precondition for the applicability of ACP and MACPS is that the concerned officer or employee should not have been promoted. As corollary, in the event of promotion, the concerned career progression benefit at the appropriate stage was to be denied. For instance, if an individual is promoted before the completion of 10 years, she or he cannot avail the ACP/MACPS benefit upon completion of 10 years and would instead have to wait for the completion of 20 years for the second upgradation, provided she/he is not promoted a second time in the career. Initially, upon the publication of the ACP, several queries were urged and doubts sought to be allowed, through an Office Memorandum containing clarifications to Frequently Asked Questions. The first of these - applicable to the ACP was published on 01.02.2000. The second was made applicable after the MACPS was brought into force, i.e. 01.09.2008 (through the OM dated 19.05.2009).

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