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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Incentives to Sports persons


Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Incentives to Sports persons

20 DEC 2018
Incentives in the form of Cash awards are given to medal winners in international sports events of various sports disciplines including those of Football, Hockey, Badminton, Lawn Tennis.  Cash awards are given in accordance with the provisions of the Scheme of 'Special Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches'. As Cricket is at present not included in Olympic Games/Asian Games/Commonwealth Games, no cash award is given to sportspersons belonging to cricket. However, Blind Cricket World Cup (held in four years) is included in the Scheme of Special Awards and medal winners in Blind Cricket World Cup have been given cash award.

A statement indicating the amount of cash award given to sportspersons in different international sports events is at Annexure.

Responsibility for promotion and development of specific sports disciplines is that of concerned National Sports Federations (NSF). Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) supplement the efforts of the NSFs.

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) forYouth Affairs and Sports Shri Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore Retd in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

Annexure

Statement indicating the amount of cash award given to medal winners in international sports events as per the Scheme of 'Special Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches'

I. Individual Events at Senior Level :

(a) : Category : Open Category Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Olympic Games (Summer & Winter)75 lakh50 lakh30 lakh
2.Asian Games30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
3.Commonwealth Games30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
4.World Championships or World Cup  (conducted in four year cycle)40 lakh25 lakh15 lakh
5.World Championship/ World Cup (held once in two years)20 lakh14 lakh8 lakh
6.World Championship/ World Cup(held annually) /All England Badminton Championship10 lakh7 lakh4 lakh
7.Asian Championships(held once in four years)15 lakh10 lakh5 lakh
8.Asian Championships(held once in two years)7.5 lakh5 lakh2.5 lakh
9.Asian Championships (held annually)3.75 lakh2.5 lakh1.25 lakh
10.Commonwealth Championships(held once in four years)15 lakh10 lakh5 lakh
11.Commonwealth Championships(held once in two years)7.5 lakh5 lakh2.5 lakh
12.Commonwealth Championships(held annually)3.75 lakh2.5 lakh1.25 lakh
13.World University Games3.75 lakh2.5 lakhlakh

(b) : Category : Para-Sports
S. No.Name of EventAmount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Paralympic Games (Summer & Winter)75 lakh50 lakh30 lakh
2.Para Asian Games30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
3.Commonwealth Games(Para Athletes)30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
4.IPC World Cup/ Championship(held biennially)20 lakh14 lakh8 lakh
5. IPC World Cup/ Championship(held annually)10 lakh7 lakh
  1. lakh

(c): Category : Blind Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.IBSA World Championship10 lakh7 lakh
  1. lakh

(d) : Category : Deaf-Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Deaflympics15 lakh10 lakh
  1. lakh

(e) : Category : Special Olympic- Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Special Olympics (Summer / Winter)5 lakh3 lakh1 lakh

(f) Category : Blind Cricket World Cup
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Winner
1.Blind Cricket World Cup (held in four years)5 lakh

II. Individual Events of Junior Level for sports competitions stated above :In case of Junior Level, the amount will be one third of the amount stated in tables above rounded off to nearest tens of thousand of Rupees.

III. Individual Events of Sub Junior Level for sports competitions stated above :In case of Sub Junior Level, the amount will be one sixth of the amount stated in tables above rounded off to nearest tens of thousand of Rupees.

IV. Team Events :For Team events, the amount of cash award is computed taking into account the number of members of the team.  However, no member of team gets less than 50% of the award amount corresponding individual event, medal, level and category of participation.

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Promotion of Sports


Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Promotion of Sports
20 DEC 2018

There is a proposal under consideration of the Government to bring "Sports" under concurrent List from State List. In this regard, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Department of Sports) has sought comments from the concerned Ministries/Departments as well as Governments of States/UTs.
The main objective of shifting "Sports" from State List to Concurrent List is to enable the Central Government to provide for a robust comprehensive framework for sports.

All sports promotional schemes of Department of Sports are applicable to whole country irrespective of area and gender. However, some schemes of the Ministry have specific component for increasing the participation of women and youth from tribal areas in sports.

Continuous efforts are made to increase the participation of women and youth from tribal areas in the sports. The participation of number of girls trainees under SAI Schemes have increased from 3530 (2015-16) to 4031 (2016-17) to 4426 (2017-18). Similarly, the number sportspersons of which majority of them come from rural and tribal areas of the country have increased from 11773 (2015-16) to 13684 (2016-17) to 14907 (2017-18) under SAI Schemes.

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) forYouth Affairs and Sports Shri Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore Retd in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

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Annuity based alternate pension proposal for the employees of NVS prior to 1.1.2004


Annuity based alternate pension proposal for the employees of NVS prior to 1.1.2004
NVS-alternate-pension

F. No. 3-1/2018 -NVS(Admn)/3584
Date : 4/12/2018
To,
The Deputy Commissioner,
All Regional Offices

Sub: Annuity based alternate pension proposal for the employees of NVS prior to 1.1.2004 - reg.

Sir,
In continuation to this office letter of even number dated 06.12.2018 seeking willingness of the employees with regard to introduction of alternate annuity based pension, it is to clarify the following:-

1. Own share of employee in the existing CPF scheme shall remain intact. It will not be utilized for creating the corpus fund of the alternate pension plan.

2. However, the management share of the existing CPF scheme will be utilized to form the corpus fund for the proposed annuity based pension scheme.

3. Proposed basic pension is 50% of the basic pay at the time of retirement and there is no provision for DA thereon.

4. Provision for commutation of pension upto 1/3rd of the basic pension exists..Employee at the time of retirement can get the commutation value. It would be more or less equal to the management share. Besides 213rd of basic pension per month fixed at the time of retirement is payable.

5. The pension is payable till the pensioner is alive. There is no provision for family pension after death of the employee.
6. However, proposal for provisioning of DA and family pension is also being sent to the Ministry for
consideration.

7. In case of death of the eligible employees during service, Provision for a lump sum insured amount payable to their dependents is proposed to be covered under group term Insurance Scheme.

The above mentioned information may be widely circulated amongst the eligible employees to enable them to franchise their options/willingness for the proposed annuity based pension.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(B.C. Panda)
Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)
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7th Pay Commission Fitment Factor and House Rent Allowance - No Change Therein is Envisaged


7th Pay Commission Fitment Factor and House Rent Allowance - No Change Therein is Envisaged

7th CPC Fitment and HRA - No Change Therein is Envisaged
In written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 11th December 2018 , Minister of State for Finance Shri P.Radhakrishnan said no change in 7th CPC Fitment Factor and House Rent Allowance.

Increase in Pay Fitment Factor and HRA
"The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged.

The Government vide Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 decided that HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%."

Current Rates of House Rent Allowance for CG Employees
7TH CPC HRA RATES W.E.F. 1.7.2017
City ClassificationHRA Rates
'X' Cities24% of Basic Pay
'Y' Cities16% of Basic Pay
'Z' Cities8% of Basic Pay
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Senior Citizen Entitlement of Employees

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Senior Citizen Entitlement of Employees
19 DEC 2018
Department of Social Justice & Empowerment has informed that there is at present no proposal in that Department for lowering the age of senior citizen. Government employees become entitle to pension on retirement. There is also no proposal to increase or decrease the age of retirement of Central Government Employees.

The salient features of the pension entitlements of employees retiring from the Central Government are as under:
  • A Government servant retiring in accordance with the rules, after completing a qualifying service of not less than 10 years, is entitled to a pension @ 50% of his last pay or 50% of average emoluments for the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to him/her.
  • After completion of 80 years of age or above, additional pension @ 20% to 100% is payable to the retired Government servant.
  • A retired/retiring Government servant is entitled to, at his/her option, a lump sum payment, by commutation of a maximum of 40% of his/her pension.
  • On retirement, a Government employee is entitled to a retirement gratuity based on his/her emoluments and length of qualifying service.
  • On death of a Central Government pensioner, the family is entitled to a family pension the amount of which is 50% of the last pay for a period of seven years, or for a period up to the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he/she survived, whichever is earlier. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his last pay.  The amount of family pension is also increased by 20% to 100% after the family pensioner attains the age of 80 years and above.
  • The family of a Government servant, who dies while in service after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service, is entitled to a family pension 50% of the last pay for a period of ten years. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his/her last pay.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Redresasal of Public Grievances & CPGRAMS

Redresasal of Public Grievances & CPGRAMS

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Redresasal of Public Grievances
19 DEC 2018
As per the data available on the online Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), the year-wise number of grievances received and disposed off during the period from 1.1.2014 to 13.12.2018 in respect of Ministries/Departments of Government of India is as under:

There has been about fivefold increase in the number of grievances received in CPGRAMS from 2014 to 2017.  The rate of disposal has also kept pace with the number of grievances received during the period.  High rate of disposal has been achieved since the Government has taken every possible step to put in place a strong Grievance Redress Mechanism.

Government has taken several steps to make the Grievance Redressal Mechanism effective for quick disposal of public grievances which are as under:
(i)    Review of Grievances of identified Ministry/Department is undertaken every month during meetings conducted on PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) platform.

(ii)   For effective monitoring of grievances at Secretary level, an electronic Dashboard has been created showing the consolidated status of grievances disposed and pending, on CPGRAMS. Weekly reminders through SMS are also being sent for pending grievances.

(iii)  A Grievance Analysis Study in respect of  top 20 grievance receiving Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations listed on CPGRAMS for identifying grievance prone areas, their root cause analysis and suggested systemic reforms for reducing such grievances, has been carried out by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Several suggested systemic reforms have been implemented by the concerned Ministries/Departments.  Some of these reforms are: automatic refunds on cancellation of Railway Tickets, Single Window Pension through disbursing Banks, intensive mechanized cleaning of coaches, e-verification of Income Tax Returns, expeditious Income Tax Returns upto Rs.50,000/-,  etc.

(iv) In continuation of the Grievance Analysis Study in respect of top 20 Ministries/ Departments receiving maximum grievances on CPGRAMS, another Grievance Analysis Study for next 20 Ministries/ Departments receiving bulk of the grievances has also been carried out by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.

(v)    A Public Grievances Call Centre has been set up for reminding the concerned officials of top 40 Ministries/Departments/Organizations for expeditious disposal of grievances pending for more than 2 months.

(vi)   An Award Scheme has been launched for recognising outstanding performance with respect to disposal of grievances on CPGRAMS on a quarterly basis through issue of Certificate of Appreciation.

(vii)  Review meetings are being taken on regular basis with the representatives of Central   Ministries/ Departments for monitoring pendency of public grievances.

(viii) Training on CPGRAMS is conducted on regular basis.     

(ix)  A new Mobile App which is more user-friendly for lodging of public grievances has been developed.  The Grievance Action Status can also be viewed on the mobile itself.  This has been integrated with Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG).  This initiative also facilitates lodging of grievance anywhere anytime.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Promotion on Public Rating


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Promotion on Public Rating
19 DEC 2018
The Government has no proposal under consideration to promote the Government officials based on public rating/feedback.

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has informed that an “Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate (DLC)" for pensioners was launched on 10th November, 2014.

Aadhaar is used for authentication of pensioners.  As a result of this facility the pensioner is not required to present himself before his pension disbursing agency or produce other documents that he is alive.

After generation of the DLC, the pension disbursing agencies integrated with the system will get access to the submitted DLC for processing and release of pension there after.

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has informed that it has a well-designed, multi-layered robust security system in place to maintain the highest level of data security and integrity in accordance with the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and the Regulations notified under the Act. Some of the security measures include provision of secure channel, implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault, Hardware Security Module, Registered Devices, Virtual ID-UID Token, biometric locking etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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