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Revision of the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance/pay fixation on appointment in the Personal Staff of Ministers

Revision of the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance/pay fixation on appointment in the Personal Staff of Ministers
 
No. 2/8/2018-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 7th February, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Revision of the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance/pay fixation on appointment in the Personal Staff of Ministers- regarding.

Consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide that in supersession of this Department’s order No. 2/23/2008-Estt.(Pay–II) dated 28th May, 2009, the pay of employees who are appointed in the personal staff of Ministers will be regulated in the following manner :-

I. OFFICERS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT/AUTONOMOUS BODIES APPOINTED IN THE PERSONAL STAFF OF MINISTERS:

(i) When the officers of the Central Government/Autonomous bodies holding posts at lower levels, or those who are not cleared for appointments at levels at which the posts in the Personal Staff of Ministers exist, are appointed to higher posts, in addition to their basic pay in their parent cadre, they may be allowed Deputation (Duty) Allowance at the rate of 15 % of their basic pay, subject to a maximum of Rs.9000/- per month.

(ii) As regards the officers who go on deputation to equivalent or analogous posts in the Personal Staff of the Ministers, in addition to their basic pay, they may be allowed Deputation (Duty) Allowance in accordance with this Department's OM No. 2/11/2017- Estt.(Pay-II) dated 24th November, 2017.
(iii) The officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services who are appointed in the Personal Staff of Ministers under the Central Staffing Scheme, may be allowed Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance in accordance with this Department's OM No.2/10/2017-Estt. Pay.II dated 24th April,2018.

II. OFFICERS FROM STATE GOVERNMENTS/PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS APPOINTED IN THE PERSONAL STAFF OF MINISTERS:

In the case of the officers from State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings, their terms of appointment may be governed by the orders contained in this Department’s OMNo.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17th June, 2010. The rate of Deputation (Duty) allowance payable in their case will be in accordance with this Department’s OM No.2/11/2017-
Estt. (Pay-Il) dated 24th November, 2017.

III. OFFICERS FROM PRIVATE SECTOR APPOINTED IN THE PERSONAL STAFF OF MINISTERS:

In the case of officers from Private Sector appointed in the Personal Staff of Ministers, their pay shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed, as per Rule 8 of the CSS(RP) Rules, 2016. However, where it is proposed to fix their pay by granting advance increment (s), the approvalof this Department will have to be obtained.

IV. APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED PENSIONERS IN MINISTER's PERSONAL STAFF:-

In the case of persons retired from Defence Forces or Civilian Organizations and appointed in the personal Staff of Ministers, their pay shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions contained in OM No.3/3/2016-Estt.( Pay-IT) dated 01.05.2017.
  1. Basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level of Pay Matrix.
  2. These orders shall come into effect w.e.f 01.07.2017.
  3. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Account Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(A. K. Jam)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Source: DoPT
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7th CPC Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to central government servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of national or international

7th CPC Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to central government servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of national or international

F.No.13-04/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Dated:07th February 2019
To
1.All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
  1. Chief General Manger, BD Directortate/Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate
  2. Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
  3. Addl Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
  4. All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAAP
Subject: Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to central government servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of national or international importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario case of Shri Avinash Srivastava Umpire.

This Directorate had received a communication from General Manager (Finance), Postal Accounts Office, Lucknow in respect of grant of Special increment in the form of personal pay to the Government Employees for participation in Sports evens and tournaments of National /International importance in the 7th CPC Sceneario.
  1. In this regard, the advice of the Nodal Ministry was sought for on the following:
i) Whether any official is entitled for any enhancement of the increment in the light of Para No. 8 (I)(i) 'e' to 'g' of DoP&T OM no. 14034/01/2013·Estt (D) dated 03.10.2013.

ii) Also whether the Dop&T ON No. 6/1/2017-Estt. (Pay) dated 11th June 2018 will be made applicable in the case of Shri Avinash Srivastava Umpire.
  1. The Nodal Ministry has advised that:
a) Para 2 of DoPT's OM No. 6/1/2013-Estr(Pay-I) dated 19.09.2013 inter alia states that the personal pay will be related to the Grade Pay corresponding to the post against which the employees or will earn the personal pay. From the words ” had initially earned or will earn” it may be understood that the intention of the OM dated 19.09.2013 was not only to revise the rates of the then existing rate of personal pay for those who will earn it after 01.09.2013, but also for the employee concerned who had already earned it prior to 01.09.2013.

b) Further, it is stated that the subject of DoP&T's OM 6/1/2017-Est. (Pay I) dated 11.06.2018 states as under "Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenerio". From the subject itself it may be inferred that it is for Central Government Servants and it does not distinguish between players, umpires, referees, coaches etc.

c) In view of the position at 3(a) and 3(b), it is clarified that DoPT's OMs dated 19.09.2013 and 11.06.2018 are applicable in the instant case and they may examine the instant case accordingly.
  1. Taking into account the advice of the Nodal Ministry in this regard, action may kindly be taken in similar case only on the basis of the above advice and in any case of deviation from the above, the advice of the Directorate may be sought for.
  2. This issue with the approval of competent authority.
(D.K.Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
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Central Government Employees Long pending prominent issues

Central Government Employees Long pending prominent issues

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
D.O.No.NC/JCM/2019
Dated: February 7, 2019
Resp. Shri Raj Nath Singh Ji,
Sub: Long pending prominent issues of the Central Government Employees

You may kindly recall that, aggrieved by retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC in general and particularly related to Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as also on the issue of Restoration of Defined Old Pension Scheme for the Central Government Employees, the Central Government Employees, including Railwaymen, had decided to go on “Indefinite Strike” w.e.f. 11th July, 2016 since 06:00 hrs., in the morning. With a view to resolve these important issues amicably, a meeting was convened by your goodself on 30th June, 2016, wherein Hon’ble Finance Minister, Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, were also present.

After detailed deliberations, the representatives of the Central Government Employees(NC/JCM) were assured that, the Union Government would favourably consider their demand of improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, recommended by the VII CPC. It was also assured to look into the demand of Scrapping Contributory NPS in respect of the Central Government Employees and restoration of Defined Old Pension Scheme.

The representatives of the Central Government Employees were made to understand in the said meeting that, the Government would take decision in regard to above demands within a timeframe of four months by constituting committees for the purpose. On the assurance of the Group of Ministers, the proposed “Indefinite Strike” was deferred by the NC/JCM.

You may kindly appreciate that, substantially long time has already elapsed and the Federations of the Railways and other Central Government Employees, who had participated in the said meeting, have still been awaiting the positive outcome of the discussions held and assurances given by the Group of Ministers therein.

There is, therefore, serious discontentment brewing among the Central Government Employees, including the Railwaymen, and it is quite difficult to further contain the same any longer. There is, therefore, tremendous pressure to revoke the decision of the “Indefinite Strike” of the Central Government Employees due to non-settlement of the said issues.

It would, therefore, be largely fair and conducive for harmonious relations of the Central Government Employees with the Central Government, that, at least the following two major issues be settled without any further delay:-

(i) Restoration of Defined Old Pension Scheme for all Central Government Employees, irrespective of their date of appointment, which was available for the Central Government Employees appointed before 01.01.2004.

(ii) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

I earnestly hope that, your goodself will take these issues with all seriousness for resolving the same before it is too late, in the larger interest of conducive atmosphere in the country.
With Kind Regards,
Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
Shri Raj Nath Singh,
Hon’ble Home Minister
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com
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7th pay commission Bunching of Pay - Point of doubts and Clarification - Finmin Ordrs issued on 7.2.2019

7th pay commission Bunching of Pay - Point of doubts and Clarification - Finmin Ordrs issued on 7.2.2019

Points of doubt raised and clarifications thereon
Sl. No Point of doubt Clarification
1. Whether one increment of 3% constitute one stage or a difference of 3% among the pay of two officers As explained in this Ministry’s earlier OM dated 3.8.2017, the stages of every pay scale were well defined in the pay structure under 5th CPC regime and the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. Since there were no defined stages in the 6th CPC structure and as pay in the running Pay Band in the 6th CPC structure could be of any amount in the multiple of Rs. 10, as specific to an employee, it has been very clearly brought out therein, drawing upon the illustration given by the 7th Pay Commission in para 5.1.37 of its Report . that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment in the 6th CPC structure, was essential for counting of two stages. Therefore, for the purpose of considering bunching, two Pays drawn in a Pay Band with a particular Grade Pay, which are separated by 3% of the lower pay; are to be taken into account, as explained in the illustration given in para 9(i) of this order.
2. Whether the pay at Cell 1 of any Level may be taken as first stage. Bunching is to be considered with reference to the consecutive stages of pay drawn in the pay structure obtaining prior to 1.1.2016, as explained in these orders and as such a reference to Cell 1. which is in the revised pay structure, is not relevant.
3. Whether all .pay stages lower than the entry pay in the 6th CPC pay structure the purpose of bunching. This point has been amply clarified in the aforesaid OM dated 3.8.2017.  As mentioned in para 8(iv) thereof , all pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.
4. Whether benefit of bunching should be given only where previous and current pay stages of the officers (specific to each employee) are getting bunched and placed at the same Level in the 7th CPC matrix without any comparison to any other officer’s pay as per para 5 and 8(iii) of this Department’s OM dated 3.8.2017 which stipulates that a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee. The position clarified in these orders covers this poi nt. As explained in the illustration. the pre-revised pay of Rs.46,100 and Rs.47,490 are considered two stages of pay, as these are separated by 3% and these could be drawn by any two officers.
5. Whether benefit of bunching is to be given to a senior officer with reference to the pay of his junior officer who is drawing less pay with the difference of 3% to the senior officer and now his pay got fixed in the same Level as that of the senior officer. The issue of bunching is not a matter of pay drawn by a Senior Officer vis-a-vis a Junior Officer. As explained in these orders, bunching happens as in the illustration given in these orders and as such this is not related to the issue of seniority.
6. Whether the benefit of bunching is also required to be given to a senior officer where his junior’s pay has got fixed in the same Cell as that of the senior due to the benefit of bunching of pay given to the junior
7. Whether the benefit of bunching may be extended on account of bunching of two stages of pre-revised pay of a Government servant alone. It is not clear how two stages drawn by a single Government servant are relevant for pay fixation on 1.1.2016, as only the pay drawn on 31.12.2015 is to be taken into account for pay fixation on 1.1.2016
8. Whether the benefit of bunching may be extended only on direct pay fixation where the pay of two officers in the pre-revised pay with a difference of 3% get fixed at the same stage in the revised pay structure (7th CPC) or also on further bunching with next higher pay stage due to grant of additional increment to an officer for bunching on initial/direct pay fixation. As explained in the illustration contained in para 9(ii) of these orders, no such benefit is admissible in such cas

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